Status: Full-time position
Location: Hampton, VA
Job Summary: This position is located at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia, and serves the APHIS Wildlife Services (WS) Program. The incumbent is primarily responsible for the management and implementation of the Bird/Wildlife Strike Hazard program and carries out monitoring studies of birds and mammals living within the airfield environment by coordinating the execution of wildlife control measures, developing habitat management plans, and communicating program objectives to on-and off-base organizations.
Qualifications: Degree in biological science that included at least 30 semester hours of coursework in wildlife subjects. This course work must have included:
At least 9 semester hours in wildlife subjects, such as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, wildlife management, or research courses in the field of wildlife biology; and
At least 12 semester hours in zoology subjects, such as general zoology, invertebrate zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, genetics, ecology, cellular biology, parasitology, entomology, or research courses in such subjects (excess wildlife courses may be used to meet zoology requirements where appropriate); and
At least 9 semester hours in botany or the related plant sciences.
Duties: The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity. The duties may include, but are not limited to:
Develops and conducts a cooperative airbase monitoring program and selects/implements wildlife control measures to alleviate the impacts wildlife have on airbase operations.
Gathers, compiles, and evaluates data on damage/hazards caused by various wildlife species and conducts wildlife damage management activities to prevent or reduce economic loss to property and agriculture and to protect human health and safety.
Modifies or adapts established damage control techniques as necessary to meet local conditions and address specific environmental, economic, or political considerations; damage control techniques and/or methods used include toxic agents, aversive agents, auditory devices, and mechanical or environmental controls.
Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with other agencies, organizations, institutions, industry groups, and individuals to meet program needs and goals and represents the WS Program at meetings, conferences, and workshops with these groups.
Prepares cooperative service agreement work plan budgets and tracks/reports expenditures with the assistance of the District Supervisor.
Communicates safe and effective damage control techniques through extension and other channels to the general public through radio and television news releases, bulletins, and speeches.
Develops and maintains required NEPA documents with the assistance of the District Supervisor, State Director, and Program Specialists.
Provides technical supervision and/or guidance to lower graded employees.