DWR habitat restoration biologist II job opening in Carbon County

A full-time position in Carbon County
Closes 7/11/2021 at 11:59 PM

Come to southeastern Utah and experience the diversity of our wildlife and their habitats as a habitat restoration biologist. You will develop strong partnerships and collaborate with others to maintain and enhance ecological processes while also improving habitats for a variety of wildlife species. In this position, you will join a high-energy, supportive team, and you will have a flexible schedule, benefits and a vehicle for work duties.

Principal Duties:

As a habitat restoration biologist, you will:

Participate in the Utah Partners for Conservation and Development regional working group.
Participate in the planning and development of wildfire-rehabilitation projects.
Write, administer and oversee requisitions, cooperative agreements and memorandums of understanding.
Oversee and manage project budgets.
Assist in the management of wildlife management areas and conservation easements.

The Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have:

A master’s degree in wildlife biology, range science, restoration ecology, environmental science or a closely related field.
A working knowledge of the principles, theories and practices of wildlife science and habitat restoration.
Experience building and maintaining partnerships with the federal government, state and local governments, non-governmental organizations and conservation groups.
Experience writing grants and proposals.
Knowledge of state and federal laws protecting wildlife, including threatened and endangered species.
Knowledge of wildlife ecology and habitat requirements of game and nongame wildlife species.
The ability to identify common wildlife species, domestic animals and local plant species.
Proficiency in the use of ArcGIS and GPS technology.
Good written communication and public speaking skills.

The ability to perform a variety of general maintenance tasks, including fence repair and running power tools and chainsaws.
The ability to supervise interns, volunteers and seasonal employees.