As the Native Aquatics Coordinator, this is your opportunity to impart positive and long-term change toward the conservation of Utah's diverse native aquatic resources. Through the coordination and oversight of an array of Conservation Strategies & Plans we will ensure that our native fish, amphibians, reptiles, and mollusks not only persist, but thrive as an integral part of Utah's aquatic resources. As the Native Aquatics Coordinator, you will maintain and develop working relationships with State, Federal, Tribal, Non-profit, and private organizations to facilitate the continued success of our aquatic conservation programs.
As the Native Aquatics Coordinator, your duties may include:
• coordinate the Utah and Range-wide "Three Species" Conservation Agreement & Strategy.
• develop and implement the state-wide mollusk survey and monitoring plan.
• coordinate the 93 Species Interstate (NV/UT) Springsnails Conservation Agreement & Strategy.
• coordinate the conservation activities for all non-CAS amphibians and reptiles listed in Utah's Wildlife Action Plan.
• oversee the DWR Desert Tortoise adoption program.
• participate in USFWS Species Status Assessments for Roundtail Chub, Arizona Toad, and three Springsnails.
• be actively involved with native aquatics issues and natural resource management leaders across Utah and the west.
• assist in the field on projects throughout the state.
• assist with program budgets, contracts, assistance agreements, program reports, and solicit funding from other agencies or entities.
• participate in the Utah Wildlife Action Plan implementation team.
The ideal candidate for this position has:
• a Bachelor's degree in Fisheries, Aquatic Ecology, Fisheries Management, Malacology, Herpetology or a related field. Preference may be given to higher degrees.
• experience with desert aquatic systems and fish.
• experience with springsnails, bivalves, and other mollusks native to the inter-mountain west.
• experience with amphibians and reptiles native to the inter-mountain west.
• experience working with the ESA listing process and Conservation Agreements.
• demonstrated ability to develop partnerships and collaborate with a wide range of state, federal, and private organizations.
• experience with program management, contract administration, and soliciting funding.
• excellent verbal and written communication skills.