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    Ellen Paul
    • Employer: Maine Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
      Location: Augusta, Maine
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/12/2021
      Open Until Filled: No

    IFW Senior Resource Biologist (Wildlife)

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    Permanent Full Time

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    28   $52,875.20 - $69,888.00/annually

    The Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife has a position of Biologist I in the Wildlife Division open for recruitment.


    Apply here: https://mainebhr.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0ussx/?source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR2i9w8vJkgwXw1_fc-3bZtemZG8rf5-RTB_RObSy8Jveunk0HLFdmslmuo


    BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION:  This position (Senior Resource Biologist - Wildlife) is housed within the Wildlife Division’s Wildlife Resource Assessment Section and will be headquartered in Augusta, Maine.  The person in this position will serve as a Department expert on state listed Endangered and Threatened Species and Special Concern Species including Piping Plovers and Least Terns, and other shorebirds of conservation concern in Maine.  The position will focus on the conservation and management of rare and endangered shorebirds by conducting field surveys; monitoring populations; researching habitat relationships; and providing technical assistance to Department staff, other agencies, universities, conservation partners, and municipalities.  The person in this position will be responsible for providing public outreach presentations, attending local, state, regional and national meetings; writing grant proposals and beach management agreements; developing species assessments and management systems, and recommending species recovery measures.  Strong communication skills dealing with complicated and potentially controversial subjects are required.  The person in this position will be asked to become the Bird Group representative on all bird-related issues associated with shorebirds including coastal development, beach management agreements, conservation strategies, and environmental permit review.  This job will require a deviation from the standard work week during certain bird survey periods. 


    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Fisheries or Wildlife Management, or related field -AND- two (2) years of progressively responsible related laboratory or field research and/or management experience.  Equivalent experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.


    The Supplemental Questions below MUST be answered and submitted with your application for us to process your application.  Incomplete applications will not be processed.

    Summarize your training and experience in shorebird bird research and management.

    Please describe your experience with bird surveys, both by sight and sound.

    Please summarize your experience in writing the following: technical bulletins, scientific manuscripts, final reports, and developing and administering grants.

    Describe your experience working directly or with conservation partners for species at risk and environmental permit review.

    Please summarize your experience in public speaking and working with the media. Give an example of how you have dealt with communications on a controversial subject. 

    Describe your experience supervising employees, volunteers, and contractors and coordinating the work of a team.

    Please describe any additional skills that you possess regarding ARC GIS or experience with digitizing.

    Interested applicants need to complete and submit a State of Maine online application, answers to the Supplemental Questions and detailed Resume and cover letter @ http://www.maine.gov/nrsc/jobs/index.shtml#ifw


    February 12, 2021

    If you are unable to apply online, Direct Hire Application forms can be obtained by contacting the NRSC Personnel Office at 624-6370 or by accessing the NRSC website at http://www.maine.gov/nrsc/jobs/application.shtml


    The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits for full-time employees include: $14.60 for dental insurance; 14.11% of employee’s pay towards retirement; and, depending on the employee’s annual pay, at least 85% ($400.34) of health insurance premiums (more information is available here). Participation in the Health Premium Credit Program can decrease the employee’s cost of health insurance by 5%. 

    Apply by: Feb. 12, 2021

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