Statewide Wildlife Disease Program Manager

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Lincoln, Nebraska

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $27.77 to $41.66 per hour
Deadline Jun 04, 2024
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is seeking applications for a Statewide Disease Program Manager. This position will be within the Research, Analysis, and Inventory Section, based in the Lincoln office.  ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:   Under the direction of the Wildlife Research Supervisor, coordinate wildlife disease monitoring and research activities including: Develop and coordinate statewide disease monitoring, collection and delivery of animals and/or tissue samples to disease and/or forensic testing facilities, safe animal handling protocols, and coordinate Commission disease response, as necessary. Supervise temporary staff as necessary. Provide technical information for planning and policy recommendations. Provide training to Commission staff in disease collection and safe animal handling procedures and protocols, update wildlife disease response and sample collection protocols used by the Commission to manage disease events and maintain statewide disease database. Prepare grant proposals and prepare research and grant reports. Develop annual wildlife disease plans and disseminate information to carry out the annual plans. Serve as the Commission’s contact for wildlife disease information requests, as well as requests for operational assistance from other agencies and entities in responding to disease events. Provide technical information to staff and the public to address wildlife disease issues, including oral presentations and print materials. Represent the Commission on local, regional and national committees. Attend sports shows, conventions, workshops, and other Commission-sanctioned events to represent the Commission. Perform related work as required.

Requirements/ Qualifications:Minimum Qualifications: Post high school coursework/training with major coursework in fish or wildlife management or a closely related field of biological science plus four years’ experience in fish or wildlife resource management; or master's degree plus two years’ experience; or Ph.D. plus one year of experience. At least two years of the experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Extensive knowledge of the life history, ecology, population dynamics, and diseases of game and nongame wildlife species. Ability to design disease research studies, acquire external funding, coordinate implementation with contractors, and disseminate results in professional and public forums. Experience with chemical immobilization of wildlife and/or domestic animals preferred. Ability to budget and maintain records and data, as well as possess an understanding of relevant statues and regulations in Nebraska. A working knowledge of current wildlife disease issues and broad management philosophies such as the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. Ability to prioritize work schedules, communicate effectively, set goals and objectives, supervise and direct the work of others, develop and maintain professional relationships with universities, government agencies, conservation organizations and the public.

BenefitsWe offer a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, paid time off, retirement and professional development opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and life. Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation.

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Category Wildlife