Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML)
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
A wildlife biologist position (Research Associate II Special) is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position is located at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) in Anchorage, Alaska.
RESPONSIBILITIES This position will be responsible for managing the large mammal program, particularly bear, moose and wolf ecology and population dynamics on and adjacent to JBER. The Wildlife Biologist is also responsible for managing muzzleloader and archery moose and black bear hunts annually. Additionally, the biologist will have primary responsibility for maintaining and updating the recreational software program used to manage recreational access on JBER. The Wildlife Biologist is expected to work closely with various internal and external organizations and agencies (e.g., 673 Civil Engineering Squadron, Range Control, Alaska Department of Fish and Game [ADF&G], U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Alaska Department of Natural Resources). The successful candidate will assist with agency consultation, plan and conduct various population and habitat surveys, and write related reports. This position is approximately 50% in the office and 50% in the field.
Additional duties include designing field studies and statements of work for contractual actions, conducting studies in cooperation with ADF&G or independently. The employee will develop and maintain long-term large mammal ecology and population dynamics specific to JBER and Alaska unit 14C. Other responsibilities include determining and/or predicting impacts of infrastructure development in support of proposed NEPA actions. The Wildlife Biologist will also be responsible for understanding predator-prey dynamics, harvest rate and making recommendations to ADF&G or the Alaska Board of Game on hunting quotas.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS The successful candidate must be a U.S. Citizen and have or be able to obtain a valid drivers license. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. BS in wildlife biology or closely related applied science is required. Applicants should be comfortable working both outside and in an office setting. Applicants must be able to perform strenuous fieldwork in inclement weather, over varied and rugged terrain, and in all insect and wildlife conditions. Must be able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team and have excellent verbal and writing skills. Incumbent must demonstrate extensive knowledge of computer software and database management, as well as Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) skills.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS MS degree is preferred. MS degree in a non-related field may be substituted with at least one year of related field experience in Alaska. Flexibility in work hours is desired. Radio telemetry experience is beneficial. Familiarity with current analytical methods used in wildlife studies, including methods of population assessment, habitat selection, genetic studies, movements, and spatial use patterns is helpful. Demonstrated ability to plan and administer complex field biological research projects, including project development, detailed budget preparation/management, preparing interim and final project reports and ensuring adherence to schedules and deadlines is desired. Experience performing statistical analysis appropriate to various and complex data sets, either independently or in consultation with biometrician or other experts is a plus. Demonstrated experience in capturing, immobilizing and performing physical examinations of wildlife species is desired. Experience editing species management reports for consistency of data presentation, quality and accuracy of data interpretation, and consistency with management objectives is a plus. Ability to present scientific findings to diverse audiences, including internal and agency representatives, professional gatherings, public meetings, and/or school-age children will be beneficial.
SALARY Position duration is contingent on the availability of funding for JBER conservation efforts.
Prospective candidates should apply online at https://warnercnr.colostate.edu/jobs/. Apply no later than July 14, 2013, for full consideration. Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birthdates from application materials. A complete application consists of:
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