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Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Temp Position (USA)

Grant RW Humphries, September 14, 2012
 

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill one temporary Wildlife Biologist 1 position located in the Wildlife Program, Game Division. The duty station will be at the South Puget Sound Wildlife Area Offices in Lakewood, Washington. This position serves as a non-permanent position within the Game Division, with the responsibility of working on the approved sea duck detectability project from Nov. 1,2012 through April 30, 2013.

DUTIES:

In the WDFW, under direct supervision, conducts professional biological studies, provides analysis and assessment of fish, wildlife, lands, or habitat management data using common and established scientific principles and techniques.

  • Management and examination of digital images of marine avian species from aerial surveys to determine species classification and counts.
  • Assisting in the development, management, and maintenance of project databases.
  • Assists with data analysis to estimate sighting detectability rates of marine birds from WDFW winter marine aerial surveys.
  • Assists in report write-up of detectability project data.
  • Conducts biological studies or carries out programs using established procedures; summarized biological data, using established data conversion and statistical procedures; drafts summaries,report segments, or reports.
  • Participates in programs designed to provide, species composition, abundance, distribution, and other basic biological data for wildlife management purposes.
  • Works with higher level biologist(s) to determine techniques and procedures, and/or performs field investigation or research projects, and assists in preparing management/research reports or proposals based on those activities.
  • Performs other work as required.

COMPETENCIES

Well qualified applicants will demonstrate competencies in the following areas:

  • Experience working with aerial survey imagery to count wildlife.
  • Knowledge of ArcGIS 9.3 or later.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Knowledge of image editing and image analysis software.
  • Knowledge and understanding of strip and line transect survey methods.
  • Knowledge of standard data analysis.
  • Knowledge of marine avian species behaviors, characteristics, ecology, and needs, with an emphasis on the sea duck and species that winter in the marine waters of the Pacific Northwest.
  • Knowledge of principles and procedures of biological research of marine bird(s) and other wildlife species; standard laboratory and field methods, statistical techniques; population measurement techniques; wildlife, and/or habitat ecology.
  • Ability to use standard laboratory and field equipment; apply standard statistical techniques in analysis of research data; prepare detailed written reports on technical studies; communicate effectively to the public and federal, state, and county officials;
  • perform a variety of outdoor work in inclement weather.

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