• Responsible for organizing and conducting direct control operations to reduce wildlife
damage within a geographical area, or technical/subject area of program involvement.
• Uses WDM tools/devices which may include some or all the following depending on need
in assigned area: firearms; foothold, body-grip, cage traps; foot snares; neck snares;
chemical control methods; pyrotechnics; noise cannons/exploders; drop nets;
rocket/cannon nets; various other scaring devices.
• Utilizes working knowledge of WDM methods and strategies to independently recommend
appropriate WDM strategies which alleviate wildlife damage for cooperators and the
general public through technical assistance.
• Independently determines and selects the most effective means of control for individual
• Maintains inventories and compiles reports of government-provided equipment and
supplies including locations, acquisitions, returns, losses, and reason therefore.
• Enters data into established WDM database/system of record. Uses data to prepare and
submit routine reports regarding daily, weekly, or monthly activities, observations, and
• Carries out duties in accordance with program decisions made in compliance with the
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Endangered Species Act (ESA) under
guidance and oversight by supervisor.
• Must be familiar with a range of various threatened and endangered species, and their
habitats, that are or may be affected by program activities within area of jurisdiction.
• Demonstrates a respect for safety in all operations, including the operation of motor
vehicles, firearms, control devices and materials, and equipment.
• May assist WS research efforts by participating in field tests of proposed damage control
materials, devices or methods or providing biological or other specimens.
MINIMUM ELIGIBLITY REQUIREMENTS:
To qualify, applicants MUST meet all minimum qualification requirements, except Medical
Requirements, by the closing date of the announcement.