This position will be used to manage the gamebird program within the Division of Fish and Wildlife. The position will be responsible for statistically sound research, surveys and monitoring of health and abundance of gamebirds in the state as part of regional assessments; surveys are conducted aerially, on water and on land. Additionally, this position will be responsible for establishing seasons and bag limits for migratory gamebirds in keeping with United States Fish and Wildlife Service and Atlantic Flyway Council rules and regulations; developing and participating in programs to mentor youth and other beginning hunters; developing program components designed to interest and recruit new hunters; development of hunting regulations; performance of administrative tasks, such as record keeping and submissions to Federal Aid, for qualifying Federal match; for related work in the areas of wildlife management and outreach as assigned.
Knowledge of gamebirds identification and life history strategies; research and management techniques of migratory birds; experience conducting field surveys of gamebirds and associated habitat, including boat-based and aerial transect surveys. Ability to develop and implement complex scientific surveys, as well as analyze data gained via a variety of statistical platforms. Experience reviewing and evaluating impacts to migratory birds. Comprehensive knowledge and experience in working with the Atlantic Flyway Council and USFWS Division of Migratory Bird Management.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: In the area of specialization indicated in the title, to plan, supervise, review and evaluate the work of a staff engaged in carrying out a comprehensive environmental program; to perform administrative and advanced technical work, and participating the training of subordinates; and to do related work s required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under administrative direction of the Division Chief and Deputy Chief(s) with considerable latitude for the exercise of technical and administrative judgement; work is reviewed through conferences and submitted reports.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Plans, assigns, supervises and reviews the work of professional, sub-professional, labor and clerical employees engaged in the program.
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
In the area of specialization indicated in the title of the class of position:To plan, supervise, review and evaluate the work of professional personnel engaged in carrying out a comprehensive environmental program.
To perform administrative and advanced technical work in the assigned program.
To plan and supervise difficult scientific research on various species and their habitat, including collecting of statistical analysis of biological data.
To be responsible for the research activities of assigned professional employees.
To coordinate research and management programs with personnel in other divisional sections and programs.
To assist the Deputy(s) in planning programs, preparing budgets, writing contracts, purchasing, personnel management, records maintenance and inventory control.
To be responsible for developing work procedures in the use and care of scientific equipment.
To provide technical assistance to resource user groups relative to the conservation and management of the state's fish and wildlife resources.
To conduct special resource planning studies as assigned.
Periodically, to reinvestigate assignments reported by subordinates to determine the effectiveness of work methods, techniques and recommendations.
To participate in in-service training programs for subordinates.
To prepare correspondence and reports concerning program activities.
To submit recommendations to the Divisions Chief relative to research and management programs, including proposals for changes in laws and regulations.
To serve as liaison for the division with various federal, state and local agencies relative to program activities.
To prepare comprehensive analysis of development proposals relative to their environmental impact.
To give testimony in court as an expert witness for the state.
To assist in planning for the acquisition and development of new management areas. To do related work as required.
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Position #1732-10200-39 PRINCIPAL BIOLOGIST (WILDLIFE)