Wetland Biologist: Saipan, CNMI

CNMI Division of Fish and Wildlife
Saipan, CNMI
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1. Develop and implement wetland conservation and management plans. 2. Delineate wetlands and assess their hydrologic function. 3. Design and implement applied research focused on understanding habitat needs of endangered, endemic, and native species. 4. Design and implement surveys in wetland habitats. 5. Analyze impacts to wetland ecosystems including land modification/alterations and development. 6. Design and implement habitat restoration methods including restoration of hydrologic functionality, invasive plant species removal, and planting native wetland vegetation to improve wildlife use. 7. Analyze and interpret data and summarize results in technical reports and scientific publications. 8. Write grant proposals and required progress and annual reports. 9. Review land use and development project proposals that may affect threatened, endangered, endemic, and native species in wetland areas. Make recommendations to management regarding how to improve conservation outcomes. 10. Provide technical assistance, project updates, and statistical reports to the DFW Director or other government agencies as requested or assigned. 11. Participate in outreach to the public and other government agencies regarding wetland-related activities. 12. Represent DFW when assigned; address the needs and concerns of diverse stakeholders professionally and diplomatically. 13. Collaborate with DFW staff to make biological, ecological, and sociological information available to the public. 14. Train others in the fundamentals of wetland habitat and wildlife conservation and survey techniques. 15. Perform travel as required. Present results of research at scientific conferences and meetings as requested. 16. Collaborate and share data with DFW biologists and GIS staff on various projects. 17. Assist GIS staff with development of species spatial data maps. 18. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: 1. Master's degree in biology, ecology, natural resources management or related field. 2. Three years’ experience developing and implementing wetland habitat conservation and management plans, conducting wetland delineation surveys, and endangered wetland species and habitat regulatory processes. 3. One year experience with soil identification and/or assessing wetland functionality. 4. Must have strong writing and communication skills (top candidates will be asked for writing examples). 5. Knowledge of GIS and statistical packages. 6. Strong plant ID skills. Preferred Qualifications: 1. Experience working outside of the United States or within a highly diverse community. 2. Experience with back-country camping expeditions. Must be willing to make a three-year commitment to DFW. How to apply for this position: Please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Steve Mullin at smullin.cnmi.dfw@gmail.com. Applications will be accepted until position filled.
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