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  • Principal Wildlife Biologist (Nongame birds)

    • Employer: RI DEM Division of Fish and Wildlife
      Location: South Kingstown, RI
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 04/15/2019
      Open Until Filled: No


    This position will be used to manage the nongame, threatened, and endangered program
    within the Division of Fish and Wildlife. The position will be responsible for statistically
    sound research, surveys and monitoring of health and abundance on nongame,
    threatened and endangered wildlife in the state, including migratory birds; regional
    assessments surveys (land, water, aerial); developing and participating in programs to
    engage in citizen science and outreach; developing program components designed to
    engage sportsmen and the general public with wildlife functions and values; development
    of policy and regulations; performance of administrative tasks, such as record keeping
    and reporting submissions to Federal Aid, for qualifying Federal match. Additionally, this
    position will be responsible for representation on the Atlantic Flyway Council Nongame
    Technical Section, Atlantic Coast Joint Venture Technical Section, and the Association of
    Fish and Wildlife Agencies Wildlife Diversity Technical Committee; for related work in the
    areas of wildlife management and outreach as assigned.

    GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: In the area of specialization, Wildlife, 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.

    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
    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.

    KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND CAPACITIES: A thorough knowledge of the principles,
    practices, methods and techniques of the biological sciences as indicated in the title of the
    class and the ability to apply such; the ability to plan, supervise and review the work of
    subordinates engaged in the program; the ability to train such personnel to perform
    assigned duties effectively; the ability to prepare scientific reports relating to the program
    containing findings, analyses, conclusions and corrective recommendations; the ability to
    establish and maintain good working relationships with superiors, subordinates, and the
    general public; the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with
    federal and state officials; and related capacities and abilities.
    Education: Such as may have been gained through: graduation from a college of
    recognized standing with a Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife; or one of the biological sciences;
    and supplemented by successful completion of courses at the graduate level in the area of
    specialization and
    Experience: Such as may have been gained through: employment in a responsible
    supervisory capacity involving the performance of advanced professional biological work.
    Or, any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to
    the above education and experience.


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