Conducts planning, developing, and implementing of wildlife management programs on Three Lakes WMA, in addition to assisting other area biologists on WMAs within the Northeast Region.
•Responsible for recommending and implementing habitat management practices.
•Assists with prescribed burning, ground cover restoration, mechanical and chemical vegetation treatments, wildlife plantings, and other projects.
•Conducts population surveys of game, non-game, and threatened and endangered wildlife species using scientifically accepted techniques.
•Surveys habitat types and monitors changes that take place in these vegetative communities.
•Coordinates public hunting and other recreational activities on assigned areas.
•Plans, develops and maintains projects to facilitate public use including road and trail construction and maintenance, establishment of parking areas, culvert installation, and construction and maintenance of boundary and interior fences and gates.
•Assists with the development of bid specifications, contract development and oversight, and monitoring vendor compliance.
•Assists with annual work plans, budget proposals, accomplishment reports and other administrative tasks.
•Provides supervisor with information, recommendations and justification for regulations governing public use on the WMA.
•Provides technical assistance to individuals, organizations and other agencies regarding wildlife biology and wildlife habitat management.
•Participates in seminars, workshops and public outreach relating to wildlife resource management.
•Supervises volunteers and check station operators.
Applications must possess a Bachelor's degree in a life or physical science. Preference will be given to those applicants with experience in wildlife monitoring, treating exotic plants, conducting controlled burns, and writing reports.
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