Assists in administration & coordination of all Private Lands Wildlife Management programs & activities in District Five (e.g., assists in planning long & short term programs; prepares, audits & monitors annual equipment & maintenance budgets, work schedules & supporting biological or technical data; prepares legal contracts for private lands wildlife habitat development & enhancement); assists with continuing program of training for field personnel; conducts & monitors cover mapping, timber management, land use planning & other wildlife or habitat management projects on private land; prepares long-range plans, & prepares quarterly & annual program reports. Directly supervises personnel & activities related to private lands wildlife management in Southwest Ohio; conducts annual employee performance evaluations, plans activities, counsels employees, approves leave, hears grievances & disciplines employees; conducts job interviews; administers state & federal projects & acts as administrative assistant to the supervisor (e.g., advises on matters relating to district wildlife & habitat management projects in Southwest Ohio, provides advice in formulating division procedures & policies & acts in place of the supervisor in his/her absence & as assigned); monitors & advises on activities of SWCD Wildlife Specialists; works with staff of non-governmental organizations to focus efforts related to wildlife habitat development & federal farm programs. Prepares & reviews environmental impact documents; provides technical information on state & federal regulations; attends & represents division at public meetings; provides technical assistance reference animal damage control, nuisance or injured animals; presents public education clinics, media interviews, edits or prepares news releases; provides technical assistance to landowners in wildlife planning; answers public correspondence & telephone inquiries. Implements biological sampling techniques, supervision of wildlife management personnel & wildlife officers in collection of survey & research data (e.g., trapping, banding, sexing & aging of wildlife; hunter harvest checks; nest structure maintenance & utilization; deer aging stations); interprets survey & research data, completes reports & oversees the implementation of wildlife management practices from research results; assists with other wildlife research as assigned. Assists personnel of other governmental agencies in performance of various wildlife management practices (e.g., control burning, nuisance animal control, wetland development & mitigation, hunting, recreation management) & other wildlife management activities as needed.
Completion of undergraduate core program in wildlife management or related field of study; 12 mos. exp. in wildlife management; valid driver's license.
Major Worker Characteristics:
- Or 24 mos. exp. as Wildlife Area Supervisor, 22216 or Wildlife Management Consultant, 22851 or similar position responsible for coordinating wildlife management activities in assigned area; valid driver's license.
- Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.
Knowledge of: 1) budgeting; 5) management; 7) work force planning; 8a) employee training & development; 9a) lead work; 9b) supervision; 10) safety practices (OSHA), 13b) agency policies & procedures (ODNR & Division of Wildlife); 14) government structure & process (federal & state); 20) natural sciences (biological sciences); 23) law (ORC relating to Wildlife). Skilled in: 25b) word processing; (Win. XP & MS Office Suite); 29) equipment operation (IBM PC & vehicle). Ability to: 30f) deal with problems involving several variables in familiar context, 30h) apply principles to solve practical, everyday problems; 30l) define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; 30m) interpret extensive variety of technical material in books, journals & manuals; 31d) add, subtract, multiply & divide whole numbers; 31e) calculate fractions, decimals & percentages; 31h) use statistical analysis; 32k) complete routine forms; 32l) maintain accurate forms; 32o) originate routine business letters reflecting standard procedures; 32p) interview job applicants effectively; 32q) understand manuals & verbal instructions, technical in nature; 32r) prepare meaningful, concise & accurate reports; 32s) proofread technical materials, recognize errors & make corrections; 32t) use proper research methods in gathering data; 32u) prepare & deliver speeches before specialized audiences & general public 32v) originate &/or edit articles for publication; 33e) gather, collate & classify information about data, people or things; 34c) cooperate with co-workers on group projects; 34f) handle sensitive inquiries from & contacts with officials & general public.
Unusual Working Conditions: Exposed to inclement weather; heights; herbicides/pesticides; diseased or dead animals; potential exposure to rabies, hepatitis, parasites, bites, respiratory disease & histoplasmosis. For questions regarding this position contact Kim Adkins @ 614.265.6332.
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