NDGF Department is Hiring a Biologist II in the Wildlife Division

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

BIOLOGIST II – SURVEY ANALYST AND STATISTICIAN – Wildlife Division

North Dakota Game and Fish Department

Location: Bismarck

Salary Range: $4,260-$5,680/month hiring range; $4,260-$7,100 full range

Closing Date: Open until filled

Position No.: 720-6635

Status: Full-time

Recruitment: Internal/External

Minimum Qualifications: This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in a biological or wildlife specialty or statistics, and three years of professional work experience.  A Master’s degree may be substituted for two years of actual work experience.  (If you are PhD Candidate, please list your research assistant work in your Job History.)

The position requires broad knowledge of surveys and statistical methods used in the study of wildlife resources.  Applicants must have experience conducting mail or electronic surveys, including statistically appropriate sampling, designing survey instruments, and data capture and analyses.  Applicants must be able to maintain extensive databases, records and files.  Applicants must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with wildlife management professionals, the media and the public.  Applicants need to possess strong organizational skills and work independently on multiple tasks with overlapping deadlines.  Applicant must be able to work collaboratively with others on cooperative projects and to resolve problems.

Requires satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given for:

  • Fundamental understanding of statistics and experience in statistical application
  • Experience with statistical software, such as SAS, Program R and/or other statistical software
  • Experience designing, populating and maintaining relational databases
  • Knowledge of wildlife management tools and how they are applied to game species

Application Procedures:

  1. Applicants must complete the online application.  Do not say “See Resume” to any questions.
  2. Applicants must also upload a Letter of Interest describing how the applicant’s ability and experience relates to the Summary of Work.
  3. Applicants must submit a current Resume.

Applicants must submit all documents above.

Current State employees with access to PeopleSoft can access the job posting through the PeopleSoft Portal.

External applicants can access the job posting by going to the ND State Jobs Openings.

Applications must be completed by 11:59pm on the posted closing date.

For information about the position, contact Stephanie Tucker, Game Management Section Leader at 701-220-1871.

For persons needing accommodation or assistance in the application or interview process, contact Kim Kary, Chief of Administrative Services at 701-328-6605.

For troubles or questions about applying on the online system, contact Melissa Long at 701-328-6318.

Applicants who are residents of North Dakota and eligible to claim veteran’s preference must include Form DD214. Claims for disabled veteran’s preference must include a current statement of disabled status from the Veteran’s Affairs Office.

ND Relay Number: 1-800-366-6888

Summary of Work:

This position is within the Wildlife Division of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department and the employee also serves as a team member of the Game Management Section.  This section is responsible for conducting a wide variety of surveys, research and management activities for big game, upland game, furbearers, migratory game birds, and wildlife diseases in North Dakota.  This is not your typical Biologist position.  The successful candidate will be the primary source for sound statistical survey design related to conducting and evaluating the aforementioned and other Department programs.  This includes working independently and providing direction to Administration and other Department staff on appropriate survey methods and courses of action.

Examples of work include:

  • Conducting mail and electronic surveys related to harvest of wildlife.
  • Conducting survey analyses and providing summaries of results.
  • Coordinate with other Department biologists on development, evaluation, and modification of harvest surveys.
  • Performing data quality checks and maintaining data integrity.
  • Responding to data requests, including extraction and formatting of data from many sources.
  • Providing critical review of survey methodology and presenting recommendations both orally and in writing.
  • Conducting data entry.
  • Participating in other Departmental wildlife surveys and management programs.

 As employers, the State of North Dakota and political subdivisions prohibit smoking in all places of state and political subdivision employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

 Equal Opportunity Employer:

The state of North Dakota does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

 

Join Us for Teddy Roosevelt Family Day!

Teddy Roosevelt Family Day will be held on September 25, 2016. Join the fun at McDowell Dam (Old Highway 10 east of Bismarck) from 1-4pm. Families can enjoy shooting archery and BB guns, fishing, wildlife identification, prizes, and more! Don’t miss this outdoor activity.

 

Board Meeting – September 27, 2016

The next board meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at the ND Game and Fish Department Health Lab, beginning at 9:30am.

Keeping All the Pieces – Be a Part of the Conversation

Lewis and Clark Wildlife Club presents: ND Wildlife Federation and Badlands Conservation Alliance will be leading an exploration of oil and gas impacts on North Dakota’s western public lands, including Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the 1-million-acre Little Missouri National Grassland AND WHAT THAT MAY MEAN TO east river NORTH DAKOTANS. See the introductory movie, Keeping All the Pieces. Be a part of the conversation.

When: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 6:30 PM Where: Bismarck Public Library, 515 N 5th.

It is our goal to increase public awareness, counter misinformation and facilitate firsthand experience with this iconic landscape that belongs to all North Dakotans. Can we keep all the essential pieces intact for restoration decades down the road? Can we keep our wildlife heritage? Or will the three postage stamp units of a diminished Theodore Roosevelt National Park, isolated by industrialization, be all that is left? Join us in asking what North Dakota’s western public lands mean to all North Dakotans. Bring your friends, family and neighbors. It’s a question only YOU can answer.

Click on Flyer to download and email to others.

Conservation Note #4

The Chapter and the North Dakota Wildlife Federation are partnering on a conservation outreach project that is targeted to our State legislators.These notes cover current topics and issues affecting sportsmen, sportswomen and youth in ND. Click on Conservation Note # 4 -_State Needs To Play A Bigger Role in Conservation! For more information on this note, contact Mike McEnroe, President, ND Wildlife Federation, (memcenroe@bis.midco.net) or Rick Nelson, President-elect, NDCTWS, bluebill@bis.midco.net.

Next Board Meeting – July 19

The NDCTWS Board Meeting will be held July 19, 2016 at the ND Game and Fish Department Lab in Bismarck – 9:30am.

ND Natural Resource Trust Full-time Position Announcement – Closes July 29, 2016

 

North Dakota Natural Resources Trust – 1605 East Capitol Ave., Ste. 101 – Bismarck, ND 58501 – Phone: 701-223-8501

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/BIOLOGICAL TECHNICIAN

Location: Bismarck, ND

CLOSES: July 29, 2016

The North Dakota Natural Resources Trust (Trust) is seeking an experienced Administrative Assistant/Biological Technician for our Bismarck office.  This job is a full-time position.

The Administrative Assistant/Biological Technician provides assistance to Trust staff and board on a variety of organizational, administrative and management matters.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, managing the day-to-day operations of the office, providing technology support and assisting staff with project related work.

This position requires experience with multiple types of computer software, web content management, office phone systems, smart phone technology and file management.  Candidates must be detail oriented, motivated and have excellent communication, organizational and people skills.  Candidates must have a genuine interest in natural resource management and a commitment to caring for North Dakota’s land, air and water in a manner that enhances our quality of life and land stewardship legacy going forward.

The applicant must have a four year degree and at least three years of professional experience or ten years of relevant experience.

The salary range is $37,429 to $55,585 commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Other benefits include paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance and employer retirement contribution.  Qualified persons may apply by submitting a letter of interest, resume and three work references (including names, addresses and telephone numbers) to the above address or by submitting to the following e-mail address by closing date:   keith@naturalresourcestrust.com

Visit our website at http://www.ndnrt.com/

Download the announcement: ND Natural Resources Trust Announcement – Administrative Assistant / Biological Technician

Conservation Note – Landowners Support Conservation!

The Chapter and the North Dakota Wildlife Federation are partnering on a conservation outreach project that is targeted to our State legislators.These notes cover current topics and issues affecting sportsmen, sportswomen and youth in ND. Click on Conservation Note #3 – Conservation Notes 3_Landowners Support Conservation  For more information on this note, contact Mike McEnroe, President, ND Wildlife Federation, (memcenroe@bis.midco.net) or Rick Nelson, President-elect, NDCTWS, bluebill@bis.midco.net.

The Bismarck Tribune features “Lake Oahe land transfer under fire”

A quiet movement is underway among the Governor’s Office, and Senators Hoeven and Heitkamp to institute federal legislation to transfer approximately 9,000 acres of federal land above elevation 1620 feet along Lake Oahe to private or state ownership.  Most of the area is in the upper reaches of Lake Oahe and includes about 2,000 acres of Wildlife Management Area. Please read more about this in a story written by Lauren Donovan in the Bismarck Tribune.  http://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/lake-oahe-land-transfer-under-fire/article_6956d365-ff58-5f44-b810-2e0754be16a5.html

PRAIRIE MATTERS

The North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society is launching a new Facebook, Blog and Instagram site called “Prairie Matters”. The intent of this site is to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of native prairie on the northern Great Plains.

Among the topics that we will be highlighting this summer and fall include:

  1. Species of plants and animals that are iconic symbols of native prairie.
  2. Research being conducted on plants and animals found in the northern Great Plains.
  3. Species of conservation concern.

This site is NOT a political forum; the goal is to simply get people to care about and value this unique ecosystem and the plants and animals that depend upon it.

So please like and share these sites with friends and colleagues.

https://prairiematters.org/

https://www.facebook.com/prairiematters/

https://www.instagram.com/prairiematters/