This position is part of the R9-Assistant Director-Migratory Birds. As a Wildlife Biologist you will be responsible for the overall direction and coordination of the national migratory bird management program.Learn more about this agency
Serves as principal liaison between the Service and the Mississippi Flyway Council and other agencies and organizations within the Flyway for cooperative migratory bird management activities by coordinating Federal and State actions to achieve mutual objectives.
Communicates Service policies, objectives, and plans to the Mississippi Flyway Council and its member States, Territories, and Provinces.
Provides technical guidance and support to the Service and Mississippi Flyway Council for migratory bird management in the assigned Flyway, including: (1) population objectives, (2) harvest objectives, (3) habitat conservation objectives, (4) management and research needs, (5) public information and education, and (6) hunting regulations.
Provides international coordination with cooperating agencies/organizations in Canada, Russia, Mexico, and Japan directed at migratory bird management issues of mutual concern in the Mississippi Flyway.
Ensures achievement of joint migratory bird management objectives by: (1) Coordinating population surveys and banding assignments with States, Provinces, and the Service's Regional Offices. (2) Summarizing population survey, banding, and other field information for the assigned Flyway using data provided by Service personnel and others. (3) Assisting in developing quotas, distribution goals, and priorities for banding. (4) Providing technical advice regarding the conduct of survey and banding operations. (5) Preparing assessments of biological and policy information, technical reports, National Environmental Policy Act documents, and conducting studies of Mississippi Flyway problems either in cooperation with the Council and its Technical Sections, other federal partners, or independently as appropriate. (6) Providing technical advice and recommendations to the Service about waterfowl management and, as requested, other migratory bird management issues.
Occasional travel - You will be expected to travel for this position.
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