Assists in planning, developing, and implementing of wildlife management programs on Guana River WMA, in addition to assisting other biologists on WMAs within the Northeast Region.
A. Administrative and Management Planning: Assists in preparation of long-range plans (conceptual management plans), operational plans (annual work plans), quarterly and annual progress reports and other administrative documents providing guidelines for multiple-use management.
B. Management Practices: Assists and/or conducts various wildlife habitat management practices including prescribed burning, mowing and chopping, installation of non-invasive annual food plots, exotic vegetation control, forest management, and water level management.
C. Wildlife and Vegetation Surveys: Conducts population surveys of game, nongame, threatened and endangered wildlife species using scientifically accepted techniques. Surveys habitat types and monitors changes which take place in these vegetative communities.
D. Development, Maintenance: Assists in planning, developing, and maintaining projects to facilitate public use including road construction, establishment of parking areas, culvert installation, and construction and maintenance of boundary and interior fences and gates. Maintains existing buildings and construction of new facilities and utilities. Performs minor repairs, such as maintenance to boat ramps, parking lots, roads, buildings, water control structures or submits specifications for contracting for needed extensive maintenance.
E. Supervision: Supervises OPS check station operators and volunteers.
F. Recreational Activities: Assists in preparing detailed regulations governing recreational activities on the area. Conducts standard necropsy and collects biological data from hunter-harvested animals. Analyzes and reports data to direct future management decisions.
G. Maintenance of Assigned Equipment: Maintains equipment in a clean, safe and usable condition. Follows manufacturer's recommendations for periodic maintenance.
A bachelor's degree with a major in wildlife, ecology, natural resources, or similar discipline. Prefer: 2 years of professional biological experience. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Skilled in the use of computers for word processing, information management, communications, and data management/analysis. Experience using ArcGIS. Ability to safely operate vehicles, ATVs, trailers, and boats up to 19’. Excellent organizational (time management, office organization, information management), customer service, communication, and problem solving skills. Experience providing technical assistance to the public. Experience in project management. Ability to work well with minimal supervision, as well as participate actively in teams. Ability to independently manage an array of projects simultaneously. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective internal and external working partnerships.
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