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Biologist, Airport Wildlife

Jacksonville, FL, USA Req #1324
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Environmental Resource Solutions (ERS) a division of SES Energy Services LLC is a Jacksonville, FL-based natural resource consulting firm. The ERS Division provides natural resource environmental consulting services to state, aviation and private sector clients. ERS is looking for an Airport Wildlife Biologist.

 

Responsibilities

  • Assists with planning, developing, and implementing wildlife management programs
    for civilian and military airfields
  • Monitors wildlife behavior and abundance posed by various species of wildlife on
    airports and surrounding properties
  • Collects, summarizes, analyzes, and presents ecological data on wildlife hazards to
    airport staff and appropriate regulatory agencies
  • May conduct wildlife damage management activities
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations for
    airports; assists airports with compliance of these regulations
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with other agencies, organizations, institutions, industry groups, and individuals in meeting wildlife program needs and goals
  • Complies with local, state, and federal laws in wildlife damage management activities (if applicable)
  • Conducts wildlife management training for aviation personnel (civilian and military); comfortable with public speaking
  • Conduct species-specific surveys for protected wildlife and plants and nesting birds
  • Taking photographs and detailed field notes
  • Consistent communication with project managers and other field staff, as needed
  • Operating company vehicles

 

Education:

A degree in biological science that includes such wildlife subjects as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, wildlife management, zoology, and/or research courses in the field of wildlife biology

Experience:

  • One year of specialized experienced working with wildlife and aviation
  • Comfortable with using computers for word processing and spreadsheets 

Preferred Requirements:

In addition to meeting the basic requirement, the preferred candidate will:

  • Have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working with wildlife and aviation
  • Accurately identify North American birds and assess their abundance, behavior, and habitats
  • Have knowledge of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Endangered Species Act,
    National Environmental Policy Act, and Federal Aviation Administration
    regulations and have experience interpreting/applying those policies,
    regulations, and laws
  • Have skilled use of firearms
  • Have experience using GPS and GIS technologies 

Other Requirements:

  • Candidate must be willing to travel; this position requires 50-60% travel (mostly domestic, but possibly international)
  • Must obtain or have a valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Must be able to pass a government background check
  • The work may require moderately strenuous physical exertion in adverse weather conditions, noisy environments, and/or extensive vehicle travel
  • Occasionally, the work will require a flexible schedule, working odd hours – early mornings and late evenings – or occasional weekend travel days

 

SES Energy LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to any protected category. SES Energy LLC is an advocate of preferential hiring and professional development of qualified Bristol Bay Native Corporation shareholders, their spouses and descendants, and Alaska Natives in accordance with Public Law 93-638.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Jacksonville, FL, USA