From: "Avers, Barbara (DNR)" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 12:39 PM
To: Jim Schneider <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Michigan Wetland Habitat Biologist position - posting closes Sept. 10

Hi Jim!

Michigan DNR has created an exciting new statewide Wetland Habitat Biologist position within the Wildlife Division.  If you could please distribute it to your emails lists, it would be greatly appreciated.  More details on the position follow.

Half of this new Wetland Habitat Biologist’s time will be spent co-leading Michigan’s new Voluntary Wetland Restoration (VWR) Program with the Department of Environment Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) and review and make recommendations for wetland restoration permits. The position will also serve on the interagency Wetland Working Group and develop guidance documents and processes to facilitate the VWR program. The other half of the position’s time will be spent serving as an advisor for the state for wetland habitat management in conjunction with other federal, state and local governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including participation in multi-state cooperative conservation efforts coordinated through the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP). This position is responsible for assisting with coordination of activities of the Michigan DNR Wildlife Division's statewide Wetland Program. This position leads the Division's Wetland Habitat Workgroup in the development of a statewide wetland habitat strategy and provides guidance to the Division on annual work planning activities to implement the strategy. Other tasks for this position include leading the development and coordination of monitoring programs as called for in the statewide strategy; providing expertise on wetland habitat needs and management practices; providing policy recommendations for resource management; and building partnerships with agencies and organizations that are interested in wetlands. This person will also participate in outreach related to wetland habitat such as developing written communications for the public and wetland management community on wetland habitat issues.

We are looking for someone with at least three years of professional experience carrying out wildlife biologist assignments.  Ducks Unlimited’s Great Lakes Atlantic Regional Office is providing partial support for the first year and potentially subsequent years and the new position will have ample opportunities to collaborate with DU and other wetland conservation partners in Michigan.  Michigan is a great place to live and work and play, and the State of Michigan offers very competitive salary and benefits.

The posting and additional details can be found by clicking on the following link:  Wetland Habitat Biologist posting<>

If you know of excellent qualified applicants, please forward this announcement along to them and encourage them to apply.  I see this new position as an exciting opportunity to shape Michigan’s wetland conservation activities through developing diverse partnerships.  Any interested applicants can feel free to reach out to me.



Barbara Avers
Waterfowl and Wetlands Specialist
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Lansing Customer Service Center
4166 Legacy Parkway
Lansing, MI 48911
FAX: 517-284-4749
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