Applies professional biological knowledge and techniques in reviewing projects including: SEA 368 early coordination for county drainage board projects, construction in a floodway permit applications, Section 404 public notices from the Army Corps of Engineers, and projects that have state and federal monies involved. Said projects are reviewed to ensure that fish, wildlife, and botanical are fully considered in project planning. Coordinates and serves as a liaison with numerous federal, state, and local environmental agencies to explain projects, interpret responses, and identify known environmental problems regarding prospective projects. Represents the division and department on environmental issues pertaining to division and department business; attends negotiation meetings as division representative in efforts to achieve consensus on permitted activities; acts as an expert witness in legal proceedings; reviews environmental laws, rules, and policies. The Department of Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife is specifically required to protect fish and wildlife resources for the citizens of Indiana.
Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university in Biology, Wildlife, Fisheries, or a closely related field, with specialized knowledge of biological principals, ecological variables and interactions, and life histories of wildlife species developed through on the job training and relevant experience.
Valid Indiana driver's license.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize variable workloads and multiple projects.
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