Design, direct and coordinate field research, population surveys, and conservation plans pertaining to waterfowl in conjunction with the Wildlife Research Administrator. Develop long-term strategic plans and annual operational plans and budgets for projects and the waterfowl program. Respond to waterfowl nuisance and depredation issues. Analyze and interpret wildlife population and research data for presentation at technical and public meetings. Prepare statutory and regulation recommendations for administrative review. Serve as the State's representative on the Central Flyway Technical Committee. Provide information to various conservation agencies, resource-oriented groups, the public, and the commission.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working knowledge of life history, ecology, and conservation of waterfowl in Nebraska and the Central flyway. Knowledge of experimental design, human dimensions, statistics, and the ability to synthesize and publish research results in peer-reviewed journals. Administrative skills as related to strategic and operational planning, budgeting processes, cost accounting, and contract negotiations. Ability to prioritize work schedules, supervise employees, establish goals and objectives, communicate effectively, and develop and maintain professional relationships with NGOs, universities, government agencies, and the public.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Post high school coursework/training with major coursework in fish or wildlife management or a closely related field of biological science plus four years experience in fish or wildlife resource management, or master's degree plus two years experience, or Ph.D. plus one year of experience. At least two years of experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.
OTHER: Valid driver's license or be able to provide independent authorized transportation.