Airport Wildlife Biologist: Oklahoma

Agency
Tulsa Airports
Location
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
Start at $22.76
Start Date
06/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
07/15/2021
Website
https://www.tulsaairports.com/careers/
Description
Airport Wildlife Biologist Tulsa, OK Description The Airport Wildlife Biologist is responsible for performing safe and efficient control and removal of wildlife hazards to aircraft in and around airport properties while complying with local, county, and Federal mandated regulations such as FAA, FAR, as per the Tulsa International Airport Wildlife Hazard Management Plan (WHMP). Responds to emergency situations as needed regarding injured and/or displaced wildlife and implements necessary action. Subject to 24/7 call-in and varying shifts. Starting minimum pay is $22.76/hour. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES · Assures that Tulsa International Airport is effectively operated in a safe and secure manner and in the best interest of the general public by maintaining constant awareness of all facilities and activities on airport property affecting tenants and the general public in accordance with all established rules, regulations and criteria of federal and local governments and other policies. · Responsible to maintain compliance with all aspects of the Airport Certification Manual (ACM). Duties include, but are not limited to: · Meet all qualifications and be approved Wildlife Biologist per FAR 150/5200-36B or current version; maintain certification through an Airport Wildlife Hazard Management training course that is acceptable to the FAA Administrator. · Develop and maintain the airport’s written Wildlife Hazard Management Plan. · Conduct Wildlife Hazard Assessments as required by the Federal Aviation Administration. · Maintain the Tulsa Airports Wildlife Depredation Permit. · Conduct wildlife hazard inspections at Tulsa International Airport and Tulsa Riverside Airport. · Evaluate data/information derived from the monitoring, with a view to finding solutions to reduce bird and wildlife activity in or around the airports. · Conduct investigations of aircraft wildlife strikes. Completes reports and recommendations following a triggering event per the WHMP. · Preparation and dissemination of Monthly/Annual reports on Airport wildlife and bird activity. · Provides technical support, information, and training to others within Airport Operations per FAR 139 requirements, as well as other departments in need of skill enrichment, hazard identification awareness, and safety improvement methodologies to reduce risk and enhance productivity. · Coordinates wildlife programs and initiatives with other departments, external agencies, and airport tenants. · Schedule and conduct meetings as well as provide information and expertise to the Wildlife Hazards Working Group. · Be proficient in Airport bird/wildlife identification by sight and sound. · Firearms experience · Perform various types of hazing, trapping, wildlife removal, and wildlife handling operations as necessary on the airport and within airport facilities. · Become qualified Airfield Operations Agent and be able to provide shift coverage as needed or when applicable. · Reports to work and a regular and timely basis and performs other tasks as deemed necessary. Requirements Education & Experience: Must be a Qualified Airport Wildlife Biologist. A bachelor's degree in wildlife biology, wildlife management, range management, biology, ecology, zoology or a closely related field, PLUS two years of professional work experience in wildlife management, research or habitat management, OR a master's degree in wildlife biology, wildlife management, biology, ecology, zoology, range management or a closely related field. Must be certified through an Airport Wildlife Hazard Management training course and have worked under the direct supervision of a qualified airport wildlife biologist conducting at least one Wildlife Hazard Assessment acceptable to the FAA Administrator. Airport operations knowledge and/or experience is a plus.Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Knowledge of airport administration and procedures. Considerable knowledge of FAA certification requirements, policies and procedures; 14 CFR Part 77, 139 and TSR 1542 as well as applicable Advisory Circulars and Security Directives. Knowledge of Airport Wildlife Hazard Management. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite. Must be able to work shift work, including weekends and holidays on a rotating basis. Must be able to work overtime. Ability to be on call and respond on a 24-hour basis. Must be flexible with work hours. Possess crisis management skills with the ability to analyze situations quickly and to determine a proper course of action to be taken in an emergency situation. Ability to plan and coordinate multiple activities occurring simultaneously. Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in establishing, applying and interpreting policies and procedures. Ability to identify various aircraft. Ability to become proficient with airport related software applications and training methods. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, representatives of other agencies and the general public. Ability to type, operate computer equipment and use wildlife trapping equipment, hazing devices, and firearms. Physical Requirements: Physical requirements include hand and arm steadiness and finger dexterity enough to use a keyboard and telephone; occasional lifting up to 50 pounds, occasional carrying up to 20 pounds; occasional pushing and pulling up to 50 pounds; may be subject to walking, standing, balancing, kneeling, bending, handling, feeling, climbing, smelling and twisting; sufficient hand-eye coordination and position mobility in the ankles, knees, hips and back as well as vision, speech and hearing sufficient to perform essential tasks. Licenses and Certifications: Must possess current driver’s license, and be able to obtain Oklahoma driver’s license, hunting license, and firearm certifications. Must successfully complete prescribed airfield certification training including NIMS 100, 200, 700 and 800 within 1 year of appointment. Ability to obtain and maintain eligibility to hold a Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) badge. Working Environment: Working environment is primarily outdoors in various weather conditions, with occasional indoor work as necessary. Firearms and Ammunition: The ability to lawfully possess both firearms and ammunition. Under federal law, it is unlawful for any person who is an unlawful user of any controlled substance as defined by the Controlled Substance Act to possess firearms or ammunition. Marijuana is a controlled substance under federal law, even if used for medical purposes. Individuals who use marijuana, including for medical purposes, cannot lawfully possess firearms and ammunition. Note: This classification is a “safety sensitive” position as defined by the United States Department of Transportation drug and alcohol testing regulations, the Oklahoma Standards for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing and Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Laws. As a “safety sensitive” classification, you will be subject to drug and alcohol testing, including random testing. Marijuana is one of the substances included in the drug panel screening. Possession of a medical marijuana license will not excuse you from the testing process, or the consequences of testing positive for marijuana. This job description lists only the primary job duties normally assigned to this position, but does not restrict the performance of other duties as assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Qualifications
: Must be a Qualified Airport Wildlife Biologist. A bachelor's degree in wildlife biology, wildlife management, range management, biology, ecology, zoology or a closely related field, PLUS two years of professional work experience in wildlife management, research or habitat management, OR a master's degree in wildlife biology, wildlife management, biology, ecology, zoology, range management or a closely related field. Must be certified through an Airport Wildlife Hazard Management training course and have worked under the direct supervision of a qualified airport wildlife biologist conducting at least one Wildlife Hazard Assessment acceptable to the FAA Administrator. Airport operations knowledge and/or experience is a plus
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