Wildlife Refuge Specialist; Grays Lake NWR Wayan, ID

Grays Lake NWR; Wayan, ID
Job Category
Full time Positions
GS 5/7/9
Last Date to Apply
THIS IS A PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITION THIS JOB POSTING CAN BE FOUND ON USAJOBS.GOV ONCE IT HAS BEEN POSTED The Southeast Idaho National Wildlife Complex seeks a Wildlife Refuge Specialist (GS 5/7/9) From April to October, this position will be based at Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge, home of North America’s largest montane bulrush marsh. This wetland supports Idaho’s greatest concentration of breeding trumpeter swans and its largest breeding colony of Franklin’s gulls as well as the continent’s largest breeding population of sandhill cranes. This position will be responsible for day-to-day management and administrative duties, and field crew supervision. The incumbent will also participate in planning processes and biological surveys. During the winter (November to March), the position will be based out of the Complex office in Chubbuck and deployed to other Refuges within the Complex as needed.
A Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences (e.g., biology, ecology, wildlife management, or a related field). • Experience in planning and implementing biological or natural resource management projects. • Experience leading teams and working in partnership with diverse collaborators. • Experience using hand-held GPS equipment for data collection. • Computer skills including use of MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and other software for communication, presentations, project and data management. • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally, with a diverse audiences. • Comfortable with flexible daily and weekly schedules to accommodate refuge and project needs. Preferred Experience: • Plant identification skills and previous experience in invasive plant management and/or restoration ecology; • Knowledge and experience operating 4WD trucks, tractors, and Utility Terrain Vehicles. Additional Requirements: • Ability to self-direct and self-motivate; • Ability to plan, coordinate and implement a multi-faceted restoration and stewardship project. • Ability to develop a project plan and schedule, maintain accurate and detailed records; • Ability to plan and track a multifaceted project and budget, produce accurate statements of work contracts and agreements, and complete other project management associated administrative tasks; • Willingness and ability to carry a backpack sprayer (up to 35 pounds), lift up to 50 pounds, and to perform physical labor, including but not limited to, fencing work, planting of native vegetation and manual removal of non-native vegetation. • Ability to work productively and cooperatively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals. • Possess a valid, clean, state-issued driver’s license; • U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status; and • Willingness to submit to a background check, and pass computer security and ethics training.
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Jeremy Trimpey
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