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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.