The Invertebrate Biologist leads research, conservation, and management activities for the benefit of terrestrial invertebrates identified as Species of Greatest Conservation Need in the CNMI Wildlife Action Plan, especially tree snails and insects. This biologist is based on the island of Rota but will travel frequently to work on other islands.
-Assist in development of a comprehensive Rota conservation and management program.
-Lead CNMI invertebrate conservation initiatives.
-Design projects with research, management, and outreach components to benefit wildlife and habitats.
-Implement project proposals to meet grant objectives and work with pertinent agencies.
-Develop and evaluate wildlife and habitat research and monitoring protocols that meet accepted scientific standards.
-Analyze and interpret data and summarize results in reports and scientific publications.
-Write proposals and and grant reports as required by funding source.
-Provide supervision and guidance to field technicians. Assist on other Rota field office projects as needed.
-Coordinate with agency leadership and administrative staff so project procurement and logistics are completed on time.
-Represent DFW when appropriate; address the needs and concerns of diverse stakeholders professionally and diplomatically.
-Provide information and recommendations to agency leadership, other agencies, and the public regarding invertebrate conservation issues.
-Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, natural resources management, or a related field plus three years experience with biological field research required. Master's degree or higher preferred. Must have or be able to obtain a CNMI driver's license. Must be willing to make a three year minimum commitment to employment with the Division of Fish and Wildlife. Must be a U.S. citizen or have U.S. work authorization.
To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Acting Wildlife Supervisor Jill Liske-Clark.