Wildlife Biologist - PTA, Big Island, Hawaii

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 26 Dec 2023

Posting Details
Posting Detail Information


Working Title Wildlife Biologist - PTA, Big Island, Hawaii
Position Location Pohakuloa Training Area, HI
Work Location Position is fully in-office/in-person
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202302056AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Prof/Indiv Contrib II
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $48,000-$52,000
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Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 12/26/2023
Description of Work Unit
CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University (CSU). CEMML applies the latest and most appropriate science to promote the sustainable management of natural and cultural resources on Department of Defense and other public lands. We provide technical support, conduct applied research, and offer career development and learning opportunities to support resource stewardship. We collaborate with our sponsors and within CSU to resolve complex environmental issues, leaving a legacy of science-based decisions that sustain our resources for future generations.
To learn more about CEMML’s contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/.
Position Summary
A Wildlife Biologist position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands. This position is located at Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island in Hawaii.
The biologist implements management actions to meet the objectives of the Wildlife program. The biologist supports daily field tasks as assigned and implements protocols to manage native Hawaiian animal species, including endangered birds, bats and insects, manage wildlife habitats, and control small mammalian predators and other threats to sensitive wildlife species. The biologist is responsible for monitoring project success and associated data collection, data management and reporting. The biologist assists with annual monitoring of birds by sight and sound. The biologist may be required to handle native fauna and pest species as part of management. The biologist works with a suite of electronic surveillance equipment to monitor targeted wildlife species. The biologist is supervised by the Wildlife Program Manager and primarily works with other field staff, but also works alone. The position averages up to approximately 75% of time in the field.
Required Job Qualifications
  • BS/BA degree in biology, zoology, wildlife management, or related field.
  • Minimum 2 years professional experience in applied wildlife biology
  • Basic proficiency and experience with research techniques, including data management, basic statistical analysis, and report writing,
  • Experience with wildlife field data collection, including Global Positioning System (GPS) and field navigation.
  • Experience managing native wildlife species including implementing surveys and/or monitoring methodologies and data collection.
  • Demonstrated ability to hike for 6-8 hours and up to 10 kilometers per day while carrying field pack over rough terrain, in inclement weather.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.
  • The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. by proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in wildlife management, zoology, conservation biology, or closely-related field.
  • Experience with bird identification by sight and sound, especially species found in Hawaii.
  • Experience with acoustic monitoring techniques for bats and/or birds, including operating automated acoustic recording units and analyzing acoustic data using software.
  • Experience with research or management of threatened or endangered wildlife, especially select Hawaiian seabirds, Hawaiian Goose (nene), and Hawaiian hoary bat.
  • Experience implementing nuisance animal control using several methods and a variety of equipment including live-capture traps and lethal traps.
  • Experience with managing or restoring habitat including application of herbicides or pesticides to control nonnative invasive plants and invertebrates.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) including data entry and management, analysis, digital data collection applications (e.g., Collector App), and map creation.
  • Proficient with Windows-based computers and MS Office Suite software Including Excel, Access, Word.
  • Related work experience on a military installation.
  • Experience driving 4wd vehicles.
Diversity Statement
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties


Job Duty Category Survey and Monitor wildlife species
Duty/Responsibility
  • Implement survey and monitoring protocols and Standard Operating Procedures as directed by the Manager.
  • Ensure all required data, maps, equipment, supplies, and vehicles are available and prepared for the field day.
  • Implement established safety regulations and provide feedback to develop any emergent policies.
  • Flexible in assignments as well as work schedule. Occasional overnight, early morning and weekend work required.
Percentage Of Time 40
Job Duty Category Nuisance Wildlife Control
Duty/Responsibility
  • Implement protocols for nuisance wildlife survey and control.
  • Ensure all required data, maps, equipment, supplies, and vehicles are available and prepared for the field day.
  • Implement best management practices in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act when trapping and handling animals.
  • Provide feedback on trapping / control method efficacy.
  • Follow all federal and state regulations on use of chemical controls including pesticides and herbicides.
  • Flexible in assignments
Percentage Of Time 30
Job Duty Category Habitat Management
Duty/Responsibility
  • Implement protocols for habitat management including the use of herbicides and pesticides.
  • Ensure all required data, maps, equipment, supplies, and vehicles are available and prepared for the field day.
  • Follow all federal and state regulations on use of chemical controls including pesticides and herbicides.
  • Inspect fences and gates designed to exclude targeted wildlife from biologically sensitive areas. Repair damages to fences and gates as needed.
  • Flexible in assignments
Percentage Of Time 15
Job Duty Category Data Management, Analysis, and Reporting
Duty/Responsibility
  • Manage and QC project data.
  • Summarize and analyze data using prescribed statistical techniques
  • Prepare figures, tables and maps
  • Support a variety of technical writing and reporting needs.
Percentage Of Time 15

Application Details


Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than December 26th, 2023 for full consideration. Mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted.
Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birth dates from application materials. A complete application consists of:
  • Statement of Qualifications (one-page letter addressing each qualification described in the announcement) uploaded in the ‘Cover Letter’ slot.
  • Resume
  • Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications) uploaded in the ‘Official Transcripts’ or ‘Unofficial Transcripts’ slot.
  • Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) uploaded in the ‘Other’ slot.
  • References – please include within your application contact information for 3 professional references including at least one supervisor.

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