Big Game Research & Disease Wildlife Biologist II; Nebraska

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Western Nebraska
Job Category
Full time Positions
$22.83 hourly
Last Date to Apply
Examples of Work: Under direction of the RAI Wildlife Division Assistant Administrator, this position will provide direct research support for Big Game Research and Big Game Disease activities including designing, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating statewide big game research projects: big game movement studies, harvest information collection, population surveys (ground and aerial), translocation, and reproduction/mortality monitoring. Conduct statistical analysis of current and future data including but not limited to – population surveys, disease sampling, and any other big game related analysis needs. Produce technical reports, peer-reviewed publications, and presentations. Assist the Disease Program Manager with statewide disease monitoring, collection and delivery of animals and/or tissue samples to disease and/or forensic testing facilities, and assist with Commission disease response, as necessary. Operate a drone for big game surveys. Prepare ArcGIS Survey 123 to collect data. Supervise any temporary staff as necessary. Maintain the ability to communicate effectively with staff, Commissioners, and the general public. Handle routine inquiries from the public regarding big game disease, research findings, rules and regulations, and season date information. Complete other duties as assigned. Must apply via website:
Qualifications / Requirements REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in fish or wildlife management or closely related field or equivalent experience in the field of biological science AND three years of experience in fish or wildlife management or a closely related field OR Master's degree in fish or wildlife management or closely related field or equivalent experience in the field of biological science AND one year experience in fish and wildlife management or a closely related field. OTHER: Driver's license is required. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Working knowledge of research design principles, goals, objectives and techniques, wildlife diseases, ecological principles, and species’ life histories and habitat needs. Basic knowledge of budgeting processes and data management. Solid computer skills, especially Microsoft Office and ArcGIS. Statistical background with programs such as Program R, SAS, or any other modeling packages. Ability to communicate effectively, plan, set goals and prioritize work. Ability to perform heavy physical labor and work outdoors for long periods of time; operate and maintain various tools. FAA Part 107 Commercial Drone License preferred or must be willing to obtain training. Ability to guide the work of others and develop and maintain professional relations with a broad range of agencies and constituents.
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Melissa Panella
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