Job Overview


About the Agency

This position is located at the Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. The incumbent develops and implements a Wildlife Hazard Management Program to minimize wildlife hazards to air operations and enhance human safety. The program consists of conducting a Wildlife Hazard Assessment of birds and mammals living at the airport and surrounding environment and preparing a Wildlife Hazard Management Plan.
APHIS is an emergency response agency. This means that all Agency employees may be asked or assigned to participate in rotating temporary duty assignments to support emergency programs at some time during their careers with APHIS. For details click: APHIS Emergency Response


The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity. The duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Develops and implements a cooperative Wildlife Hazard Management Program to assist in alleviating impacts wildlife have on airport operations.
  • Gathers, compiles, and evaluates data on damage caused by birds and mammals, primarily to aircraft operations, surrounding landowners, government agencies and private industry, and homeowners.
  • Conducts wildlife damage management activities where there is a demonstrated need consistent with the planned use of any given area to prevent or reduce economic loss to property or to protect human health and safety; wildlife damage management methods used include auditory devices, mechanical or environmental controls, various capture and collection methods, and toxic agents.
  • Modifies or adapts established wildlife damage management methods as necessary to meet local conditions and address specific environmental, economic, or political considerations and communicates safe and effective wildlife damage management methods through extension and other channels to the general public disseminated by radio and television news releases, bulletins, and speeches.
  • Develops and gives presentations and hands-on workshops to airport and Federal Aviation Administration personnel, wildlife professionals, and other interested persons.
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with other state/federal agencies, organizations, institutions, industry groups and individuals in meeting program needs and goals and represents the WS Program at meetings, conferences, and workshops with these groups and maynegotiate or participate in the negotiation of cooperative service agreements with program coordinators.
  • Develops and maintains working relationships with personnel at Newark Liberty International Airport, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other appropriate federal, state, and local government officials, private industry, organizations, and homeowners as necessary.
  • Prepares scientific and administrative program reports, collects and analyzes pertinent data to develop strategies and techniques to address wildlife-aircraft and wildlife-people conflicts, and publishes collected data in appropriate proceedings, conferences, and journals.

Travel Required

  • Not Required