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The Wildlife & Forestry Division has recently increased in size and scope, adding Human Dimensions, Wildlife Health and Data Science programs. The successful candidate for this new Wildlife Health Program Coordinator will work in conjunction with the Wildlife Veterinarian to provide TWRA staff with expertise in wildlife health, including chronic wasting disease and other significant wildlife health issues. This position acts as the primary point person for wildlife health issues with other organizations, including AFWA, SEAFWA, SCWDS, TDA, and One Health initiatives. The successful candidate will actively pursue opportunities to collaborate with other wildlife health and chronic wasting disease specialists at universities, sister agencies, and other state and federal wildlife agencies. This position will seek out and provide appropriate training opportunities to improve staff knowledge and skills relating to chronic wasting disease, wildlife health, and prevention of and response to zoonotic diseases. This position will work collaboratively to provide public education and ensure stakeholder support of chronic wasting disease and its management in TN. This position will employ valid scientific methods, coordinate response activities and management of novel disease events. The position will also coordinate across TWRA to coordinate chronic wasting disease management, wildlife health surveillance, lead the development of TWRA’s 5 year CWD Strategic Plan, and perform other duties as assigned.
We are looking for an outstanding candidate with education (BS required, graduate degree preferred) and experience in Wildlife Management. The candidate must have great written and communication skills and strong relational skills. This is a career service position, located in Headquarters (Nashville, TN), has great pay plan and state benefits (health, dental, etc.).
Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in wildlife or fisheries management, wildlife biology or other related acceptable field and experience equivalent to three years of full-time increasingly responsible professional wildlife resources work.
Substitution of Education for Experience: Additional graduate coursework in wildlife management or other related acceptable field may be substituted for the required experience, on a year-for-year basis, to a maximum of one year.
Necessary Special Qualifications: Applicants for this class must:
1.Possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license at the time of appointment in some positions.
Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.
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You will be able to search for and apply for the Wildlife Manager 3/Wildlife Health Program Coordinator opportunity from November 3rd – November 23rd. For specific job information, contact Assistant Chief of the Game Species Section, Stephanie Karns at 615-440-8472.