The Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute (TAMU-NRI) is looking for a motivated individual to join its environmental team as a research assistant. The TAMU-NRI research team supports the Department of Defense (DoD) on various military installations through conservation program support and management to ensure compliance with the Sikes Act, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Executive Orders, and other authorities.
The desired individual must have strong organization and problem-solving skills, and have a desire to complete projects accurately, on time, and in a professional manner. The ideal candidate should have previous experience with environmental monitoring/ecological sampling and technical writing. The selected individual will work with clients and staff on all levels, including contractors, research faculty, DoD, USFWS, and TAMU-NRI partners, thus excellent interpersonal skills are a must.
Required Skills and Experience:
· Undergraduate or graduate degree in wildlife management, rangeland ecology, or relevant field and 2 years of experience.
· Plan, schedule, and execute work through Eglin Air Force Base and Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute.
· Collect data regarding natural resources, listed species, conditions, trends, and current status to guide management activities.
· Monitor and manage shorebirds and shorebird habitats. Proficiency in shorebird identification skills as well as nest searching and nest monitoring.
· Ability to work long hours outdoors under varying weather conditions, lift and carry heavy loads, and occasionally work odd hours.
· Conduct surveys to locate and map target species (i.e., avian species), foraging areas, and habitat utilization data.
· Prepare, develop, and coordinate Air Force environmental documentation, schedule design reviews and provide watershed permit oversight.
· Proficiency in use of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PhotoShop, ESRI/ArcGIS, and other appropriate software.
· Driver’s license and successful completion of criminal background check required.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
· M.S. in wildlife management, rangeland ecology, hydrology, or related field.
· Knowledge of research directing eligibility listing and Section 404.
· 2+ years experience with environmental monitoring to include wildlife and plant identification, wildlife monitoring methods, ATV operating certification, GPS, and GIS system use.
· Previous experience with federal land management and integrate natural resource plans.
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