Natural Resource Specialist 3 (Sage Grouse Conservation Coordinator), Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Bend & Hines, OR

Job Title: Sage Grouse Conservation Coordinator

Organization: Department of Fish and Wildlife

Duties:

  • Coordinate the implementation of a sage-grouse conservation strategy for Oregon with agency staff and partners.. Give presentations to other agencies, the public, and meetings or workshops sponsored by professional societies.  Represent the agency at various in-state meetings concerning sage-grouse conservation. At the direction of the Wildlife Division/supervisor represent the agency at various out-of-state meetings concerning sage-grouse conservation. Prepare progress reports and/or scientific articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals as directed. Respond to requests for information from the public and other agencies. Conduct necessary literature review and analysis needed to write the strategy.
  • Work with the Sage-Grouse Mitigation Program for appropriate site development projects in sage-grouse habitat.  This can include assessment of site-specific impacts, attending meetings, identifying appropriate minimizing measures, interaction on the Internal Review Team for mitigation sites, etc.
  • Coordinate sage-grouse population monitoring surveys conducted by ODFW and partners, set survey priorities, assist with hiring temporary lek observers, collect and enter data into a statewide sage-grouse database. Maintain statewide sage-grouse population database, approve entries by field staff, inspect and approve new and updated lek locations. Estimate appropriate sage-grouse tag allocation and make recommendations regarding the sage-grouse hunting season. Conduct analysis to estimate sage-grouse populations and prepare an annual report detailing sage-grouse population trends.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

Desired qualifications:

  • Three years of biological experience performing studies, research, or resource management activities in a fish or wildlife program. At least one year of the experience must be at a technical or professional level performing activities in a fish or wildlife program such as researching and analyzing data, conducting investigations, applying pertinent laws and regulations, or coordinating and monitoring project activities; AND
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries or Wildlife Science or a closely-related Bachelor’s degree with at least 45 quarter (30 semester) hours of biological/ecological coursework, or three additional years of biological experience performing studies, research, or resource management activities in a fish or wildlife program.
  • A Master’s degree in Fisheries or Wildlife Science or a closely-related Master’s degree in biological/ecological sciences will substitute for up to one year of the required experience.
  • A Doctorate degree in Fisheries or Wildlife Science or a closely-related Doctorate degree in biological/ecological sciences will substitute for up to two years of the required experience.
  • Applicants who have obtained a Master’s degree or Doctorate that included work experience from an internship, work/study, thesis, or similar program may list this experience in their application to receive credit for the work experience. The Master’s degree/Doctorate and applicable work experience will be considered separately and both the education and applicable experience may count toward minimum qualifications.

Requested Skills:

  • Proficient written (letters, formal reviews, scientific journals, etc.) and oral (one-on-one, group, formal meetings, presentations, conferences, etc.) communication skills to disseminate information across a wide range of audiences.
  • Experience developing and implementing natural resource policy.
  • Experience developing conservation plans.
  • Proficiency in using a variety of quantitative data analysis tools.
  • Experience working with others on controversial natural resource issues.
  • Experience conducting sage-grouse or other prairie grouse inventories and habitat research.

Start and end dates: full-time position

Salary/pay:  $4,312 – $6,294/monthly

How to apply: Apply Here.

Application deadline: 03/17/2020