Responsible for assisting the Wildlife Management Specialist in addressing human-wildlife conflicts and different aspects of wildlife management, including the Fairfax County Deer Management Program and Canada Geese Management Program. Assists in the collection and analysis of field data, environment impact assessments, and wildlife population surveys.
Assists in the coordination of management activities with county, state, and federal agencies.
Assists in the creation and implementation of community outreach and public education programs about local wildlife species.
Assists in supporting local wildlife rehabilitators, naturalists, and environmental stewards.
Assists in online research, office database maintenance, equipment inventory, emails and phones calls as needed.
This position is a limited-term, non-merit, benefits eligible position. The individual selected for this position is eligible for limited employee benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance coverage, and participation in flexible spending programs, but is not eligible to earn retirement, paid leave or receive holiday pay. There is no travel or housing compensation for this position. This position is scheduled to work 30 to 40 hours per week, not to exceed 1560 hours per calendar year. There is no guarantee of a minimum number of scheduled hours (daily, weekly, monthly or yearly). The starting date for this position is flexible for August/September.
Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in wildlife biology, wildlife conservation or wildlife management; natural resources; ecology; natural or life sciences, or a closely related field.
Knowledge of native flora and fauna.
Knowledge of wildlife ecology and management for game and nongame species.
Basic computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Ability to work independently and in a team with interns or volunteers.
Ability to work outdoors subject to varying weather conditions.
Ability to traverse uneven terrain and to inspect remote park areas.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule with long hours, 30 to 40 hours per week including some evenings, nights, and possible weekends.
Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a pre-employment physical examination to the satisfaction of employer. Must have a valid driver’s license.
Must be physically fit with the ability to lift 75 pounds and drag up to 150 pounds. Must be able to operate ATV’s and have experience in towing trailers.
Preferred Qualifications: Two or more years of experience as a wildlife technician, research assistant, natural resource manager or closely related field.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to deal effectively with citizen inquires and questions.
Experience supervising field personnel is preferred.
Ability to operate various pieces of equipment, including four-wheel drive vehicles, ATV’s, and covered trailers.
Familiarity with firearms, gun and hunter safety. Ability to prepare large game in the field including ability to track and retrieve deer, field dress and collect biological data.
Experience with ArcGIS is preferred.
Note: All applicants must pass a phone interview, and final oral interview.
To Apply: Email resume and cover letter with Subject Heading “2018-2019 Assistant Wildlife Biologist Position” to:
Dr. Katherine Edwards, Wildlife Management Specialist