Design, direct and coordinate field research, population surveys, and conservation plans, in conjunction with the Wildlife Research Supervisor, that pertain to Nebraska's big game animals. Develop long-term strategic plans and annual operational plans and budgets for projects. Collect, analyze and interpret wildlife population and research data for presentation at technical and public meetings. Prepare statutory and regulation recommendations for administrative review. Provide information to various conservation agencies, resource-oriented groups, and the public. Respond to wildlife depredation and nuisance inquiries. Perform related work as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Working knowledge of the life history, ecology, population dynamics, and conservation of big game species (white-tailed and mule deer, elk, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, turkey) in Nebraska and the Great Plains. Knowledge of experimental design and statistics, and the ability to synthesize and publish research results in peer-reviewed journals. Administrative skills as related to strategic and operational planning, budgeting processes, cost accounting and contract negotiations. Ability to prioritize work schedules, supervise employees, establish goals and objectives, communicate effectively, and develop and maintain professional relationships with representatives of universities, government agencies, conservation organizations, and the public.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Post high school coursework/training with major coursework in fish or wildlife management or a closely related field of biological science plus four years experience in fish or wildlife resource management; or master's degree plus two years experience; or Ph.D. plus one year of experience. At least two years of the experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.
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