Coordinate research and educational program activities related primarily to quail conservation Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch. This position is funded by Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation via an MOU with the Tx A&M Institute for Natural Resources Managemet. Coordinate logistics such as developing itineraries, purchasing, administrative duties, and research-related activities. Work closely with RPQRR staff and AgriLife Extension personnel, and NGOs to plan and implement quail conservation education effort, train adult volunteers and professionals, conduct wildlife surveys, manage habitat for wildlife. Some overnight travel is required.
-Facilitate applied research and on-site demonstrations. The incumbent will be jointly evaluated by AgriLife Extension and RPQRR leaders.
-Communicate and plan with other Extension faculty/staff, researchers and educators, and NGOs, to identify and link research with outreach/education applications to the project.
-Other duties as required.
-Bachelor’s degree in in a natural resources related field (e.g., Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Ecosystem Science and Management, Environmental Science) or closely related discipline or equivalent combinationof education and experience, plus three years of related experience.
Required knowledge abilities and skills
-Good public speaking skills, ability to collect and organize data, ability to manage and work with adult volunteers, and ability to establish effective working relationships with conservation organizations, ability to create and maintain databases, skills in communicating in various written formats including social media.
Preferred knowledge abilities and skills:
Knowledge and experience in aspects of wildlife management (e.g., prescribed burning, brush management).
-Master’s Degree in a natural resources related field (e.g., Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Ecosystem Science and Management, or Environmental Education) or closely related discipline.
-Experience in upland game bird management and research. Experience in farming-ranching tasks (e.g., plowing, water lines). Experience in project management including writing of formal reports, and budget development. Experience in Extension and knowledge of its program concepts and mission. Experience in maintenance of vehicles and ATVs.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Experience with prescribed burning, radio telemetry, and database management. Demonstrated leadership with groups or teams, strong interpersonal, public speaking, and writing skill, use of contemporary office software, ability to work cooperatively with wildlife professionals, County Extension Agents and faculty of Texas A&M University, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Service. Ability to develop newsletters, blogs and videos. Ability to lift 50 lbs. Ability to work long hours or work outdoors involving hiking, bending, lifting etc. Ability to conduct wildlife surveys, common wildlife management techniques and GPS/GIS analysis. Proficiency in customer-service skills in recreationally-based enterprises. Plant identification skills, especially in Rolling Plains ecoregion.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
Interested applicants should see Agrilife's website: https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/AgriLife_Extension_External/job/College-Station-AL-EXT/Project-Coordinator_R-011486 .
Inquireies should be directed to Dr. Rollins (below).