Under general supervision, plans, designs, and manages projects to conserve, enhance, and promote aquatic species and habitats in the Upper Coosa River Basin. Works closely with private landowners and partners to meet conservation goals for high priority watersheds designated in Georgia's State Wildlife Action Plan. Critically reviews project plans, technical documents, and environmental assessments and makes recommendations for preventing or mitigating adverse impacts to aquatic resources. Provides technical support and outreach to individuals, corporations, government agencies, and other conservation partners as needed. Supervises and administers budgeting, inventory control, and report preparations associated with state and federally-funded projects. The duty station for this position will be located in the Upper Coosa River Basin of Georgia.
Master of Science Degree in Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Science or a related field from an accredited college or university.
Preference may be given to applicants with:
Experience managing and conserving nongame aquatic species in the southeastern United States, including species that are listed, or are candidates or petitioned for listing under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.
Experience with the planning and implementation of stream and watershed-level conservation efforts
Experience working with private landowners, agencies and other stakeholders to meet conservation goals
Strong project management skills that include grant writing, budget management, and completion of final reports
Familiarity with data management and GIS software
If interested in applying for this position, please submit an electronic DNR Application for Employment to the e-mail address highlighted below or mail a completed DNR Application for Employment to the following address:
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Wildlife Resources Division
ATTN: Connie Hopkins
2067 US Hwy. 278, SE
Social Circle, GA 30025 Connie.Hopkins@dnr.ga.gov