Senior Wildlife Biologist, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Durant, OK

Position Title: Senior Wildlife Biologist

Organization: Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Location: Durant, OK

Organization Overview: The Choctaw Nation is the third-largest Indian nation in the United States, with over 200,000 tribal members and more than 11,000 employees. The first tribe over the Trail of Tears, historic boundaries are in the southeast corner of Oklahoma. The Choctaw Nation’s vision, “Living out the Chahta Spirit of faith, family and culture,” is evident as it continues to focus on providing opportunities for growth and prosperity.

Position Overview: The Senior Wildlife Biologist will participate in the development of short- and long-term management and research projects for the CNO Wildlife Department. This position will also play an active role in developing management plans, conducting fish and wildlife surveys, and analyzing data to make harvest and season recommendations. This will result in sustainable management of the wildlife and fisheries resources contained within the Reservation.


  • Participate in planning, development, coordination, and implementation of wildlife, research, and management projects.
  • Assists in establishing project goals and participate in the development of department objectives.
  • Interpret policies to subordinates and interested public.
  • Develop or implement existing procedures for accomplishing assigned projects.
  • Assist with the development of management or research plans which include definition of proposed projects, specifications, time schedules, expenses, equipment, supplies, and personnel needed to complete the projects.
  • Prepare and submit annual project budgets including salaries, equipment, supplies, maintenance, etc. for assigned projects.
  • Present programs to local civic, educational, youth, professional, sportsmen and environmental groups.
  • Conduct surveys of assigned species of wildlife or plants and hunter success surveys on assigned species of wildlife.
  • Assist in supervision and management of hunting seasons and controlled hunts as directed.
  • Conduct habitat surveys to evaluate grazing or browsing pressure, habitat quality, and potential for production of various wildlife species.
  • Make recommendations on management and other non-wildlife issues.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree or higher in Wildlife Conservation or closely related field from an accredited college or university

  • Able to work independently or in groups
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficient Computer Skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ten years of related work in the wildlife conservation field

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in wildlife Conservation or closely related field from an accredited college or university.

  • Able to work independently or in groups
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Seven years of experience in wildlife/fisheries management

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

How to Apply: Please use the online application to view the full job description as well as how to apply.