As a Social Scientist your duties will include but are not limited to the following:
- Provide social science technical support to efforts addressing complex wildlife or other natural resource conservation issues with both social and ecological drivers to the field and region or Program. This technical assistance supports and directly impacts the planning, design, delivery, and evaluation of natural resource management efforts and policy development.
- Provide technical guidance on socio-ecological problem framing, situation analysis, and stakeholder identification and assessment for regional or Program priorities.
- Participate in the development of systematic approaches to evaluation and provide advice and guidance to the field staff and/or managers to ensure consistency and ability to use data for national-level reporting.
- Grow the social science literacy of natural resource practitioners by designing and delivering conservation social science training to natural resource practitioners using a variety of instructional techniques and formats such as team exercises, interactive activities, and group discussions.
- Develop tools and resources for practitioners focused on integrating social science into natural resource planning and management such as frequently asked questions (FAQs) and targeted social science guidance that can be used across the Service.
- Work in partnership with practitioners in the program to apply social science theories and methods so that practitioners can identify the social and economic aspects of their work.