Job Title/Position: Wildlife Biologist 2/00099776
Job Responsibilities: We are seeking a Botanist with strong field taxonomy skills to serve in a Wildlife Biologist 2 position for the Wildlife Conservation Section. This Wildlife Biologist 2 will work with a team of botanists on conservation of rare plant species and natural communities identified as a priority in Georgia’s State Wildlife Action Plan. Responsibilities include coordination of conservation actions and population safeguarding for priority rare plant species; design and implementation of surveys and monitoring protocols; data analysis, reporting, and results communication for state and federally funded grants; and increasing collaboration with internal and external partners.
The Wildlife Biologist 2 will also assist the Botany team with surveys for priority rare plant species and natural communities; outreach and technical support to landowners, conservation partners, and the general public; review of projects that may impact rare plants and habitats; species status assessment; and land management planning. They will participate in rare plant habitat restoration using prescribed fire and invasive species management.
Effective written and verbal communication and strong organizational skills are required to meet the demand for information on Georgia’s diverse rare plants and habitats. Coordination with partners, especially the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance, is critical.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Biology or a related field from an accredited college or university OR Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a related field from an accredited college or university AND one year of related experience OR one year of experience required at the lower level Wildlife Biologist 1 (NRP060) or position equivalent
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants with:
1. Demonstrated plant taxonomy skills and familiarity with the flora and habitats of the Southeastern U.S.
2. Experience in surveys and monitoring for rare plants and natural communities.
3. Coursework or experience in principles of plant conservation ecology, including conservation genetics, population ecology, pollination biology, and disturbance ecology.
4. Experience with large database management including GIS data, Natural Heritage inventory data in the NatureServe Biotics database, and photo monitoring data.
5. Proficiency in plant community and population monitoring protocol design and experience with statistical analyses and software.
6. Experience and training in rare plant conservation techniques including plant population safeguarding, prescribed fire, and/or herbicide application.
7. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and partners to complete projects on time.
Application: Download an application for employment at https://gadnr.org/careers/ and submit the completed application to the e-mail address below (firstname.lastname@example.org) Alternatively, a completed paper copy can
be mailed to the following address:
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
ATTN: Keely Bowen
2067 US Hwy, 278,
SE Social Circle, GA 30025