The Department of Fish and Game, Division of Fisheries and Wildlife seeks applicants for the position Restoration Ecologist (Conservation Biologist III). For the full job description and to apply visit https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en and search for posting number: 1600089E
The Restoration Ecologist identifies and implements ecological restoration projects to restore and maintain the ecological integrity of significant native habitats in the Commonwealth that have been degraded and/or require ongoing management, with particular emphasis and focus on uncommon natural community types. The Restoration Ecologist works with other Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program scientists engaged in habitat restoration and endangered species population management and is an important member of the Division’s Biodiversity Initiative team, a joint program of the Wildlife and Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Sections of the Division. In addition to designing and implementing habitat management projects on Division managed Wildlife Management Areas, the Restoration Ecologist will work with a variety of partners including municipalities, non-profit organizations, and other state and Federal agencies to implement joint projects in ecologically significant areas. Finally, the Restoration Ecologist will develop and implement vegetation and natural communities monitoring to assess the long term effectiveness of habitat management projects and enable adaptive management.
1. Work as a member of the Biodiversity Initiative in the identification, planning, development, evaluation, prioritization, and implementation of ecological restoration projects, and provide technical advice for ecological restoration/management activities on state or locally owned conservation land.
2. Design and implement ecological restoration directly through prescribed fire, invasive species control, population augmentation, hydrologic management, and other means; prepare and update site specific habitat management plans; prepare scopes of work and oversee habitat management contracts; prepare regulatory filings such as Notices of Intent; prepare summary reports on the results of ecological restoration projects.
3. Design and implement ecological monitoring to assess the long-term efficacy of habitat management activities including vegetation and natural communities monitoring.
4. Conduct and oversee inventories and monitoring for selected state-listed species and natural communities.
5. Assist with environmental impact review, data management, and land protection planning with knowledge of the ecology and management needs of rare species/natural communities.
6. Perform other duties as assigned.
This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.