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Subject: [Tws-l] Prairie Habitat Evaluation Biologist
NR SPECIALIST SR-WILDLIFE RESEARCH
$ 19.33-$ 28.35 hourly, $ 40,361-$ 59,195 annually Date Posted: 11/30/2011
Closing Date: 12/20/2011 Working Title: Prairie Habitat Eval Biologist
Hiring Agency: Natural Resources Dept
Division/Bureau: Fish & Wildlife/Central Office
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers Posting Number:
11DNR000619 Employment Conditions: Permanent, Full-time Work Shift: Day
Shift Days of Work: Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM Travel Required: yes
Job Grouping: Environmental Sciences Classified Status: Classified
Job Description: This position exists to support the Prairie Habitat Team
and upland game bird research programs in Minnesota's farm landscape by
planning, executing, and reporting research evaluating effectiveness of
habitat management on grassland birds; providing technical assistance to the
Prairie Habitat Team monitoring populations and management activities for
mourning doves; coordinating, analyzing, and reporting on wildlife
population and habitat surveys; and disseminating advanced technical
expertise to resources professionals and the public.
- Design independent research projects and surveys evaluating the
effectiveness of habitat management for upland game birds and other
grassland birds in Minnesota?s farm landscape, and address conservation
needs of mourning doves in order to increase scientific knowledge, improve
management effectiveness, and conserve the resources.
- Implement and direct advanced, independent research and surveys using
appropriate research techniques so study objectives (regarding evaluating
the effectiveness of habitat management for upland game birds and other
grassland birds in Minnesota?s farm landscape, and addressing conservation
needs of mourning doves) are met, hypotheses are tested, and conclusions are
drawn that are statistically and scientifically valid.
- Report results and conclusions of research in oral and written format so
that findings can be used by scientists, natural resource managers,
administrators, and the public within Minnesota, the U.S., and
- Provide technical assistance; contribute data and expert opinion to the
Prairie Habitat Team, committees, agencies, and organizations; and review
research proposals and technical manuscripts so that impacts of resource
decisions on upland game birds, other grassland birds, mourning doves, and
their habitats are considered in a sound, scientific basis.
- Advance the technology of wildlife science in Minnesota by remaining
current in wildlife and other biological sciences, statistical design and
analyses, and computer applications.
Minimum Qualifications: - Two years of professional wildlife research
experience (i.e., NRS, Intermediate-Wildlife Research).
- MA/MS degree in wildlife ecology, or MA/MS degree in a closely related
- Research and/or management experience with prairie grassland wildlife and
- Oral communication and writing skills sufficient to document completed
- Computer proficiency, including knowledge of databases, spreadsheets and
statistical programs sufficient to manage data input, retrieval and
compilation, design simple computer programs, maintain data bases and train
others in the use of the system.
- Research and analysis skills.
- Knowledge of wildlife ecology and management, data analysis and
interpretation sufficient to conduct research investigations, interpret and
analyze data, and prepare final reports and support research activities of
higher level research biologists.
- Ability to formulate hypotheses and experimental designs sufficient to
support the statistical and scientific validity of research projects.
- Ability to communicate orally and in written form with diverse audiences,
including both lay and peer groups, sufficient to document and disseminate
completed research results.
- Ability to plan, organize, and conduct field research sufficient to
collect pertinent data.
- Ability to interpret wildlife and other data sufficient to draw reasonable
- Ability to conduct many phases of field work including aerial and
terrestrial, radio telemetry, capturing and handling wildlife animals,
wildlife census, vegetation and food habit analysis.
- Ability to maintain and operate equipment, such as boats, motors,
trailers, etc., sufficient to collect data.
- Ability to work effectively and courteously with people.
- Ability to lead work of others.
Requires occasionally lifting articles such as 50-pound bags of feed maximum
and frequently lifting and/or carrying objects such as heavy tools and file
boxes. This job may require walking or standing to a significant degree on
rough terrain or may involve sitting most of the time with pushing and
pulling of arm and/or leg controls.
Requires a Class D Driver's License: a single unit vehicle with a gross
vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds. This is a basic driver's license.
Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the gross combination
weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds.
Preferred Qualifications: - Ph.D. in wildlife ecology or closely related
- GIS/GPS Skills.
- Safety training.
- Human dimensions coursework or experience.
Selection Process: A review of your resume and letter of interest per the
qualifications listed above. If your skills match the required skills for
this position, the department may contact you.
How to Apply: All vacancies are filled in accord with MAPE union contract
provisions. DNR employees who are currently an NR Specialist Senior -
Wildlife Research, who have contractual rights to bid must submit a
statement of interest and resume during the posting period. The statement of
interest and resume must be sent directly to Amanda Miller, by e-mail to
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Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-4049.
Other applicants, please submit your resume to the database through the
online Resume Builder at <https://statejobs.doer.state.mn.us/ResumeBuilder>.
You may copy and paste your existing resume or let the software create a
resume for you. You may apply directly to this posting number by checking
the Apply For This Job box found near the bottom of this announcement. You
may edit your resume later should your contact information or experience
If you wish to apply with a paper copy, submit your resume AND a completed
State of Minnesota Employment Application form to: Minnesota Management
Budget (MMB), 400 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN
55155. Be sure to indicate the posting number of this job (11DNR000619) on
your application. The paper application is available on the State Employment
Web and MMB web sites, at any state agency HR office, or by calling
Recently Separated Veterans:
Effective July 1, 2009, new legislation provides that the top five ?Recently
Separated Veterans? who apply and meet the qualifications for a vacancy be
granted an interview. To qualify as a Recently Separated Veteran, you must
meet all of the following criteria:
-have separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed
forces of the United States -have served on active duty for 181 consecutive
days or more or for the full period ordered to active duty OR have separated
by reason of disability incurred while serving on activity duty; -be a
United States citizen or resident alien; -have served in active military
service at any time on or after September 11, 2001, as shown on your form
You must meet ALL of the MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS for the position and ALL of
the ABOVE CRITERIA for a ?Recently Separated Veteran.? It is your
responsibility to submit a copy of your form DD-214 by the closing date of
the posting to Amanda Miller, by e-mail at [log in to unmask] or by
FAX to 651.296.6494. Failure to submit the form DD-214 will affect your
consideration for an interview under the terms of the new legislation.
PLEASE NOTE that all vacancies are filled in accord with applicable union
contract provisions. We must meet our contractual obligations prior to
considering ?Recently Separated Veterans? and other applicants.
Contact for More Information: Dennis Simon,
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