The Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation, Statewide Waterfowl Program is recruiting for a permanent full-time Wildlife Biologist III position in our Anchorage office. This position is under the supervision of the Waterfowl Program Coordinator and will work as part of a team to promote and implement waterfowl research and management that have local, statewide, and national implications.
The responsibilities of this position will be a balance between management and research duties. The incumbent in this position will be directly responsible, will partner, or will assist in all aspects of the planning, budgeting, design, coordination, implementation, and reporting of waterfowl research and management projects. The incumbent will serve as project leader or assist the project leader for complex biological and ecological studies throughout the state to assess the status of waterfowl populations and habitats and improve management of these populations through enhanced understanding of their biology, ecology, population dynamics, habitats, and predators. This will include developing and testing hypotheses about the life-history and limiting factors of specific waterfowl populations, and designing and conducting population and habitat surveys, banding studies, and telemetry studies. The incumbent in this position also will be responsible for providing technical guidance on waterfowl and wetland issues to the Habitat Division and other Department staff to formulate land use policies and regulations, review management plans, provide impact assessments, and formulate mitigations to ensure waterfowl resource concerns are met. The incumbent will also perform a variety of technical, administrative, and support tasks and help supervise the field work of other biologists and technicians.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college in biology, a branch of biology, limnology, biometrics, oceanography, forestry, or natural resource management;
One year of full performance professional level biologist experience. The required professional biologist work experience is met by service as a Fishery Biologist II, Wildlife Biologist II, Habitat Biologist II, or Fisheries Geneticist I with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college that includes or is supplemented by the following credit hours will substitute for the degree in a specific field:
• at least 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) in biology, a branch of biology, limnology, biometrics, oceanography, forestry, or natural resource management (excluding courses that focus on agricultural husbandry techniques, human population dynamics, or the design and manipulation of landscapes), of which 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) are upper division courses; and
• at least 12 semester hours (16 quarter hours) in any combination of two or more of the following: chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, geology, hydrology, or GIS.
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