Status: Full-time position
Location: Panama City, FL
Salary: 39,179.00 to $62,297.00
Deadline Date: 2/14/14
Job Summary: The incumbent serves as a Wildlife Biologist within the Wildlife Services (WS) Program for the Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and performs assignments involving program delivery, management, and administration with minimal supervision. The work is primarily concerned with wildlife damage management operations relating to assessment, reduction, and/or elimination of problems associated with birds, mammals, and other types of wildlife in urban, suburban, and rural environments.
APHIS is an emergency response agency. This means that all Agency employees may be asked or assigned to participate in rotating temporary duty assignments to support emergency programs at some time during their careers with APHIS.
Qualifications: Planning and carrying out wildlife damage control operations in a variety of settings with emphasis on wildlife damage to threatened and endangered species and airport environments.
Interpreting and applying local, state, and federal laws, regulations, or ordinances pertaining to wildlife biology.
Developing appropriate and effective wildlife control strategies using different control techniques and methods, including exclusionary materials and devices, aversive agents, auditory devices, mechanical devices, environmental controls, various types of traps and other restraining devices, and firearms.
Communicating orally and in writing with individuals and small groups to coordinate and document wildlife service activities.
Duties: Conducts wildlife damage management activities where there is a demonstrated need consistent with the planned use of any given area to prevent or reduce losses to property, agriculture, and natural resources, or to protect human health and safety.
Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with other agencies, organizations, institutions, industry groups, and individuals in meeting program needs and goals.
Modifies or adapts established damage control techniques as necessary to meet local conditions and address specific environmental, economic, or political considerations.
Communicates safe and effective damage control techniques through extension and other channels to the general public.
Assists supervisor in the development and conduct of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) processes and documents.
Recommends, through supervisor, areas for potential research or developmental study, and may assist the WS research effort by participating in field tests of proposed damage control materials, devices, or methods.
Supports WS safety program and procedures through participation in meetings, inspections, and implementation of safety requirements and protocols.
Prepares required scientific and administrative program reports.
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