Status: Full-time position
Location: Whiteman AFB, MO
Salary: $31,315.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year
Job Summary: This position serves the USDA-APHIS Missouri Wildlife Services (WS) Program. The incumbent performs assignments involving program management and administration with minimal supervision. The work is primarily concerned with damage control operations relating to the cessation, alleviation, or mitigation of problems caused by carnivores, rodents, and birds on airports and in urban rural environments. The major issues addressed by WS concern alleviation of aviation hazards caused by various animal species on a military base. Both operational and extension techniques are utilized.
You can make a difference! The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP) needs bright, energetic and committed professionals to facilitate the domestic and international marketing of U.S. agricultural products and to protect the health and care of animals and plants in the United States. MRP offers an array of occupations and is committed to diversity in the workplace. We operate in domestic and global markets. Be part of an organization that protects the health and agriculture of the American people.
Qualifications: Degree in biological science that included at least 30 semester hours of coursework in wildlife subjects. This course work must have included
At least 9 semester hours in wildlife subjects, such as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, wildlife management, or research courses in the field of wildlife biology; and
At least 12 semester hours in zoology subjects, such as general zoology, invertebrate zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, genetics, ecology, cellular biology, parasitology, entomology, or research courses in such subjects (excess wildlife courses may be used to meet zoology requirements where appropriate); and
At least 9 semester hours in botany or the related plant sciences.
Duties: Serves as a member of the Missouri WS Program engaged in wildlife damage management throughout the State.
Acts as the principle contact in the respective geographical area for providing technical assistance and direct control for bird and mammal damage problems, particularly for aviation hazards, and other assigned duties.
Is familiar with and knows how to use various devices, tools, firearms, ATVs, and related equipment used in wildlife damage management.
Keeps accurate written records for the cooperator and WS Program using prescribed formats and procedures to prepare/submit monthly reports and summaries related to job activities or accomplishments.
Is responsible for and instructs others in the maintenance, repair, and safekeeping of tools, supplies, and equipment issued.
Identifies damage and animal sign of damaging species and implements appropriate corrective action.
Conducts demonstrations and training seminars for cooperators and interested groups on standard control methodologies and procedures using various equipment, devices, chemicals, and techniques used in wildlife damage management and works with the public and public institutions explaining modern wildlife management and WS programs.
Makes contacts and cooperates with landowners, State, and Federal personnel in addressing wildlife damage management situations, obtaining signed agreements prior to control work on public and private property.
A complete on-line application will require the submission of the following
Responses to the vacancy specific questions (you will be prompted to complete these questions during the online application process)
Supporting Documentation which may be required (see links under Required Documents for more information)