Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Division of Fish & Wildlife 6180 Hay Point Landing Rd Smyrna, DE 19977 Phone (302) 735-3600 Fax (302) 653-6755
TITLE: Environmental Scientist III :Conservation Coastal Avian Scientist SUPERVISOR: Audrey DeRose-Wilson LOCATION: 6180 Hay Point Landing Rd, Smyrna, DE 19977 SALARY RANGE: $44,755 - $50,350/year + Benefits START DATE: November 12, 2018 WORK SCHEDULE: 37.5 hours/week M-F (occasional nights and/or weekends)
JOB DESCRIPTION: The primary responsibilities of this position will be to implement the Delaware Shorebird Conservation Plan. This includes conducting research and monitoring activities on migratory shorebirds to ensure conservation actions are developed and implemented using sound science. The incumbent will have access and will contribute to one of the largest datasets of marked shorebirds (both banding and resighting) including Red Knots, Ruddy Turnstones, and Sanderling. In addition, the incumbent will be expected to coordinate and lead a large group of volunteers and scientists during an intense migratory shorebird field season. Additionally, this position will lead the beach and island nesting bird management and protection program and implement monitoring and research projects for marsh birds associated with determining species richness, relative abundance and population parameters. The focus of the position will be on the coastal habitats and avian resources of the state, however, the incumbent may also be responsible for other taxa, serving on regional and national science and planning teams and technical committees, assisting with the Breeding Bird Atlas and assisting with other conservation planning activities as needed.
DUTIES: Specific responsibilities include the following: • Lead migratory shorebird research and monitoring activities for Delaware. This includes capture, banding, marking, and processing many species of shorebird. • Lead the beach and island nesting bird management and protection program. • Develop monitoring and research projects for marsh birds to determine species richness, abundance and population parameters. • Coordinate and lead a large team of volunteers to conduct shorebird and marsh bird monitoring work. • Update and implement the Delaware Shorebird Conservation Plan. • Organize, process, and analyze large amounts of data. • Ensure data is disseminated to partners in a timely manner. • Oversee contracts. • Supervise seasonal and/or contractual staff. • Develop and administer grants ensuring various deadlines are met. • Represent the Division of Fish and Wildlife on various technical committees. • Assist with the development of the Breeding Bird Atlas and contribute to research and management of other taxa.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Life, Physical, or Applied Science or related field. 2. Six months experience in environmental or natural resources project management which includes planning, developing, implementing, managing and evaluating environmental or natural resources projects to ensure objectives are met. 3. Three years experience in analyzing and evaluating scientific data. 4. Three years experience in interpreting environmental laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures. 5. Six months experience in using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data. 6. Six months experience in technical report writing.
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