Wildlife Natural Resource Planner ~ Bioblogia.net

29 de agosto de 2006

Wildlife Natural Resource Planner

*Position:* Wildlife Natural Resource Planner

*Closing Date: *October 10, 2006

*Location:* Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). An
archipelago of 17 islands. The three southern islands of Rota, Tinian and
Saipan are the most heavily populated. Saipan is the capital and where the
Division of Fish and Wildlife is located.

*Job description:* The Wildlife Natural Resource Planner will be
responsible for reviewing and commenting on land use and development project
proposals in the CNMI that affect locally and federally listed endangered
species. The vast majority of developments are reviewed by the Division
through a permit application submitted by the developer. The Wildlife
Natural Resource Planner will conduct site specific biological surveys when
endangered species are present. They may be required to develop
conservation conditions and avoidance plans for the preservation of
endangered species, pursuant to regulatory authority. In this capacity the
candidate will need to become completely familiar with all the wildlife
species, identify birds by sight and call, and become familiar with current
bird survey methods. The Wildlife Section Planner will act as an initial
liaison between land owners and federal agencies if needed. They will
coordinate with other government resource agencies in all conservation and
permit review activities. The Wildlife Natural Resource Planner will review
and update existing standard operating procedure for the permit and
development review process. They will review and write comments on
legislation that may affect wildlife natural resources. The Planner will
participate in the development of management plans for CNMI conservation
areas. *Qualifications:* The Wildlife Natural Resource Planner should have
at a minimum a BS degree in Conservation, biology, natural resources or
closely related field and a minimum of a one year experience in avian and/or
wildlife research or natural resource planning. A MS in Natural Resources,
Ornithology, or Wildlife Biology with at least one year experience is
preferred. Preferred candidates will have experience with any of the
following: Natural resource development permit review, avian or ecological
research, permit, report and grant writing, small scale territory
mapping. They
will need to be independent and willing to take the initiative on
conservation issues, however they will also need to function comfortably as
a team. 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:* $30,000-$45,000 commensurate with experience. Travel and limited
relocation expenses will be paid as an additional benefit. *Contact:* Please
send cover letter and CV or Resume, and references via email to Laura
Williams, Wildlife Section Supervisor lwilliamscnmidfw@gmail.com . Please
contact Laura Williams if you are unable to submit electronically via email
or phone at 670.664-6010.

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