This position is located on a Forest Service Research unit and performs duties in support of the wildlife management program.Learn more about this agency
- Individually, as a field crew leader and as a team member, conducts studies of wildlife, mainly concerning forest carnivores and raptors, including potential prey species.
- Assists in all aspects of research including field support, logistic planning, project coordination, data collection, wildlife surveys, deploying autonomous recording units to monitor wildlife.
- Troubleshooting remote sensing equipment, and animal trapping and handling. In addition, assists with spatial/GIS analyses, data organization, statistical analyses, and publication support consistent with a graduate-level analytical proficiency.
- Collects data following protocols prescribed by the project supervisor. Identifies woody plant species common to the area. Drives on public and private road systems without direct supervision.
- Locates off-road study sites and sample points using compass, topographic maps and/or GPS unit. Records field data in a legible manner. Enters field data into a computer database. Maintains field equipment in good working condition.
- Ensures that field work is conducted following established safety protocols and reporting. Leads a team of employees performing work up to the GS-06 level. Articulates and communicates to the team the assignment, project, or problem to be solved.
- Coaches the team in the selection and application of appropriate problem solving methods and techniques, distributes and balances workload and tasks, and makes adjustments to accomplish the assignments in a timely manner.
- Serves as a facilitator and/or negotiator in coordinating team initiatives and in consensus building. Represents the team in dealings with the supervisor or manager in securing needed information on major work problems and issues that arise.
- Leads the team in assessing its strengths and weaknesses and provides leadership to the team in exploring alternative and determining what improvement can be made.
- Approves emergency leave for up to three days, eight hours or less for medical appointments, and/or other types of leave as delegated by management.
- Resolves simple, informal complaints of employees and refers others such as formal grievances and appeals to the supervisor or appropriate management official.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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