Wildlife Biologist – Nongame Emphasis (18141189)- MT FWPJob Type(s): Communications, Programs / Services, Other
Deadline: July 2, 2018 11:59 pm
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The Wildlife Biologist is responsible for the implementation of the Department’s wildlife management program, including the State Wildlife Action Plan in Region 2 based in Missoula. This includes designing and conducting field investigations on wildlife populations and habitats, preparing wildlife management recommendations, communicating department programs and policies, informing the general public of wildlife and habitat matters, maintaining, enhancing, and protecting wildlife habitat and hunting access on private and public lands and maintaining proficiency as a professional wildlife scientist.
This position is the regional nongame wildlife biologist for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Region 2, based in Missoula, with an office at the FWP regional headquarters. This position will help develop and will be responsible for carrying out statewide and regional priorities for nongame wildlife surveys and related work in FWP Region 2. This position will coordinate the collaboration and participation of its peers in area wildlife biologist positions in the completion of appropriate nongame surveys within their assigned areas in Region 2, committing approximately 840 hours of the peer biologists’ time annually, spread across the 4 positions. The regional nongame wildlife biologist will be responsible for bringing conservation easement or fee-title habitat acquisitions to fruition, whether the projects are originated by this position or other biologists in Region 2, and will be the regional wildlife liaison with the Natural Resources Damage Program (NRDP) and with FWP’s annual monitoring of existing conservation easements in Region 2.