Position: Wildlife Biologist / Wildlife Conservation Planner
Closing Date: July 17, 2008
Location: Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) is an archipelago of 14 islands. The three southern islands of Rota, Tinian and Saipan are the most heavily populated. Saipan is the capital where the CNMI Division of Fish and Wildlife is located.
Nature of work: This position is a combination of avian field surveys and review and analysis of development proposals for impacts to endangered species in the CNMI. The candidate will be responsible for reviewing and commenting on land use and development project proposals that affect endangered species and conduct basic bird monitoring for the wildlife program. As part of land use and development proposal review they will review initial site inspections performed by technical staff and conduct site specific biological surveys as needed. The candidate will often be required to conduct bird territory mapping, census surveys and develop avoidance plans to ensure protection of endangered species, pursuant to regulatory authority. In this capacity the candidate will interact with other government agencies and the public as the agency representative. The candidate will review, update and recommend new methods and procedures and review and comment on legislation that affects wildlife. The candidate will have an opportunity to develop endangered species research proposals designed to improve management through research. The candidate will participate in regular avian monitoring, data entry, analysis, and annual report writing.
Qualifications: The Wildlife Planner should have at a minimum a bachelor degree in biology, conservation, natural resources, environmental biology (science) or a closely related field and a minimum of a one year experience in a related position. A Masters degree is preferred but not essential. Preferred candidates will have experience with most of the following: Natural resource development permitting, environmental planning, basic bird survey techniques, bird territory mapping, public relations, multicultural experience, MS excel, basic GIS , excellent writing skills, excellent communication skills with the public. A successful candidate will work well in teams however also be independent and demonstrate initiative in resolving conservation issues. Flexibility and tolerance in a multicultural community is essential. Will need to travel and work in the field sometimes under strenuous field conditions.
Eligibility: Only United States Citizens are eligible for this position
Term: This is a one year term appointment renewable upon mutual consent.
Salary: $28,000-$39,000 commensurate with experience.
Travel and limited relocation expenses will be paid.
Contact: Please send cover letter and CV or Resume, and references via email to Laura Williams, Wildlife Section Supervisor firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact Laura Williams if you are unable to submit electronically via email or phone at 670.664.6010 or 6000.
Monday, July 07, 2008
Need a job?
Posted by Bucky Taotaotasi
The Division of Fish & Wildlife is hiring. I know there are some closet enviros out there who read this blog. Anyone looking for work in Micronesia? The weather's great and you can dive all year long.