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LOCATION: Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ (Relocation expenses will not be paid)
SALARY: $36,421 - $59,049 per year
Responsible for organizing and conducting direct control operations to reduce wildlife damage within a geographical area or technical/subject area of program involvement.
Incumbent will be involved in daily Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) management activities to help alleviate damage by wildlife to human health and safety, aircraft, property, and other assets.
Inspects and surveys areas and, as necessary, will revise existing Wildlife Damage Management (WDM) programs in close consultation with higher-level management.
Uses WDM tools/devices which may include some or all of the following depending on need in assigned area: firearms; body-grip, cage traps; foot snares; neck snares; chemical control methods; pyrotechnics; noise cannons/exploders; drop nets; rocket/cannon nets; various other scaring devices.
Assists Wildlife Biologists by correctly identifying current, and forecasting future damage, problems and relating them to the damage-causing species.
Independently determines and selects the most effective means of control for individual situations.
Modifies or adapts established damage control techniques as necessary to meet local conditions and address specific environmental, economic, or political considerations.
Assists in the negotiation of cooperative service agreements with landowners, lessees, or administrators to accomplish the goals outlined for the WS program.
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 events.
Assists in conducting demonstrations and training for others, including other cooperators or other interested groups, on WDM methods, procedures, and program objectives.
Complies with restrictions and mitigation measures established through consultation with relevant Federal and State agencies.
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.