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Wildlife Biologist assists wildlife and natural resource managers at Quantico, Marine Corps Base, Virginia. This position participates in vegetation management activities at Quantico to include management of vegetation for improvement of military training areas, grassland wildlife habitat, and soil stabilization. Assists in Quantico's prescribed burning program and maintains photo points for the purposes of monitoring the impacts of prescribed fire. Assists other wildlife managers in quantitatively monitoring vegetation response to prescribed fire. Assists Quantico wildlife managers to survey fish and wildlife populations using a variety of standard techniques. Provides assistance in the operation and maintenance of the Quantico game check station, and participates in the control and management of invasive species.
Demonstrated experience in the management and performance of field sampling. Experience navigating over rough terrain using topography maps, GPS and compass and must be willing to work in adverse weather and field conditions. Demonstrated expertise in performing basic wildlife and natural management tasks. Experience with Global Positioning Systems and ESRI based GIS software a plus. Ability to perform basic statistical analysis of field data and report findings of research through various forms of communication. Experience in operating equipment commonly used in conservation and land management such as boats, chain saws, weed and brush cutters, agricultural tractors, front-end loader, bull dozers, soil tillage and planting implements, off-road vehicles, and trucks. Must be able to safely move and handle items weighing up to 50 lbs.
A Bachelor’s degree in Botany, Biology, Ecology, Wildlife Sciences, Forestry, Environmental Science or related field or equivalent level of training and/or experience. Experience with prescribed fire, vegetation monitoring techniques, and invasive species management. Experience working on military installations desired.
Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Restricted
Percent Employment: Full-time
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