Coastal Technical Assistance Biologist
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Bladen County, NC

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** INTERNAL to North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission employees ONLY **

The Coastal Technical Assistance Biologist main job responsibilities are :
The employee will work at the local and regional level with private landowners, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD), the Farm Service Agency (FSA), and other Wildlife Management Division staff to develop, implement, and monitor wildlife conservation plans and integrate wildlife management principles into federal Farm Bill Programs.
The employee will design wildlife habitat management practices including the development of detailed practice specifications per NRCS standards.
The employee will be stationed within a NCWRC office and will provide technical support for development of all aspects of wildlife management components in NRCS farm conservation plans.
The employee will work with NCWRC, NRCS, FSA, and SWCD to provide wildlife habitat training and technical support to landowners, contractors, and agency personnel.
The employee will provide technical oversight related to the expenditure of Farm Bill funds.
The employee will advise and participate in identifying and implementing outreach opportunities to enhance private landowner understanding of and integration of biological considerations with agriculture and forestry programs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
A working knowledge of the principles and practices of wildlife management, zoology, and botany is essential. Employee must understand the factors limiting wildlife species. Employee should be familiar with current agricultural and forestry practices, policy, and regulations. Employee must have the ability to effectively communicate with and develop positive long-term relationships with managers, co-workers, and constituents. Employee should understand the motivation and needs of private landowners, hunters, and wildlife conservationists. The position requires knowledge of a variety of wildlife species, their habits, and habitats. The ability to prepare written management plans reflecting sound conservation practices is required. The ability to use GIS and GPS systems for mapping and databases is needed.
Management Preferences : Management prefers direct experience in wildlife management and experience with agricultural and/or forest land management. A Master’s of Science degree in Wildlife Science, Wildlife Management or closely related field is preferred. Coursework and experience sufficient to meet the minimum requirements for certification by The Wildlife Society as a Certified Wildlife Biologist is preferred.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in wildlife biology, wildlife science, wildlife management or closely related field and two years experience in wildlife management is required.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in wildlife or fisheries management, zoology or biology from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience in wildlife or fisheries management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum training and experience for a trainee appointment: Bachelor's degree in wildlife or fisheries management, zoology or biology from an appropriately accredited institution; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Supplemental and Contact Information:
To apply for this position, please click the APPLY link above :
  • Resumes are not accepted in lieu of state applications. "See Attached Resume", etc. will result in an incomplete application.
  • To receive credit, all relevant experience must be included in the work history section of the application. Any information omitted from the application but included in the resume will not be considered for qualifying credit.
  • If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the posting close date will be accepted.
  • Persons eligible for Veteran's Preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214.
  • NC WRC uses the Merit-Based Recruitment & Selection Plan to select the most qualified applicants to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act. When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills & abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. The State of NC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • All applicants must complete and submit a State application for employment using the new NEOGOV Online Job Application System ( http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/ ) for the State of North Carolina.
  • Application for employment must be submitted by 5pm on the closing data. Resumes and cover letters can be uploaded with your application.
For additional information, please contact LaSonya Downing by email at lasonya.downing @ncwildlife.org or by phone at (919) 707-0103.

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