This is a full-time position with full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
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About the Organization
White Buffalo Inc. (WBI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on the conservation of native species and ecosystems. We conduct, sponsor and support scientific research and educational efforts to improve the management of natural resources for the purpose of conservation. Our approach is unique, in that we generate funding for conservation research by providing management alternatives in non-traditional settings. We have spent the last two decades committed to improving both the techniques and technology of ungulate management, leading to safer, more humane and efficient practices. We believe in sharing our findings with fellow professionals and others passionate about ecosystem management.
Purpose of the Role
White Buffalo Inc. is seeking a Wildlife Biologist to serve as a field-based member of the WBI team for ungulate population management and research programs. This position will play a key role in pursuing White Buffalo’s mission by providing field based support and implementation of population control and eradication projects. White Buffalo focuses on both lethal and nonlethal control of native and non-native ungulates, with additional opportunities for research on a variety of species.
Necessary Attributes for Position
The position requires a strong commitment to White Buffalo’s mission, impeccable integrity and a keen sense of humor. The ability to be a positive member of a small highly motivated team in the face of demanding field conditions and long hours is critical. Attention to detail and the ability to track multiple tasks simultaneously without sacrificing quality is essential. One of the most important aspects of WBI projects is the ability to foster and maintain strong relationships with a diverse array of project stakeholders. Thus, a demonstrated ability to work effectively with local partners, by providing clear and frequent communication in support of positive relationships is necessary.
The Wildlife Biologist will function as an integral member of a small team consisting of biologists, veterinarians and technicians. This position will be responsible for the successful on the ground implementation of projects, will have direct field work responsibilities and will be expected to maintain strong working relationships with local partners.
This position requires extensive travel for 4-8 months/year with limited time off during the primary field season (i.e., September – April). The majority of projects will be located within the United States, with a smaller number of international projects occurring each year. This position may require extended travel to remote field locations and a willingness to live and work in sometimes rustic conditions with few amenities. Frequent night work and a variable schedule depending on weather and seasonal conditions is the norm. The candidate will work limited hours during the off-season.
B.S. in Wildlife Biology or related field required.
Candidates MUST have extensive experience hunting and/or safely using firearms. Please do not apply if you lack firearm experience.
3 years work experience in conservation or wildlife management related projects involving multiple partners and stakeholders.
Able to maintain a professional attitude at all times while working with WBI staff and members of other organizations who may have varying missions, opinions, and personalities.
Applicants must be physically fit, maintaining an ability to perform efficiently under physically demanding conditions, including walking variable terrain while carrying a backpack as well as safely climbing trees and working from tree stands.
Able to live harmoniously in small group settings and in remote field camps.
Excellent interpersonal skills, intellectual curiosity, approachability, and willingness to listen to internal and external constituents and to learn from their best ideas.
Excellent organizational skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team, ability to solve problems with limited supervision, pay extreme attention to details, and the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
Experience clearly demonstrating proficiency in data analysis and technical writing.
Willingness and ability to spend significant time in the field away from home. Field deployments can run from 1 week to 6 weeks or longer.
Experience in wildlife population control and/or eradication including baiting, capture and camera surveys.
Strong mechanical and technical troubleshooting abilities.
Experience operating 4WD trucks, ATVs, boats and other forms of equipment.
Candidates should be familiar with the safe operation of various hand and power tools.
Experience writing for scientific peer review
Experience with wildlife capture.
Experience in GIS applications and GPS use.
Submit a current resume and cover letter (No longer than 2 pages) highlighting experience with firearms, data analyses, scientific writing, supervisory roles, and other applicable experience. Also, discuss lifestyle compatibility with long field seasons that require extensive and extended travel. Provide the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three (3) professional references. Please direct inquiries to Dr. Anthony DeNicola: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone inquiries will not be accepted. Please use “Ungulate WT 2016” and your last name in the email subject line, send documents in word format, combine your cover letter and CV into one document labeled as LastnameCV.doc. The position will remain open until filled.
White Buffalo Inc is an equal opportunity employer.