Notification of Vacancy

Position Title: Region 1 Wildlife Resources Technician (Natural Resources Specialist II) Position No. 79103
Location: Region I, Charles City Expected Hiring Range: $14.50-18.50 per hour (no more than 1,500 hrs per work year)

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities include assisting the Eastern Shore Terrestrial Biologist with shorebird and colonial waterbird surveys and productivity studies, marine mammal and sea turtle stranding response, data entry and agency public education events, workshops and presentations. Additional duties will include providing assistance to other Department biologists and staff with nuisance wildlife response, deer program implementation, frog and toad call surveys, landowner habitat development projects, and the capturing of waterfowl, mourning doves and other species as needed. Many of the aforementioned field projects and duties occur at remote sites on the Eastern Shore and Chesapeake Bay, in adjacent barrier islands and marshes, many of which are accessible only by boat. This position will entail working long and odd hours in the field, often independently with minimal supervision and under adverse conditions. Because responsibilities include assisting Department staff throughout the coastal region, travel and compensated overnight or multi-night stays at various locations will routinely occur. The applicant may be able to live in Department-owned housing from September - March, but will be responsible for living accommodations while working on the Eastern Shore of Virginia from April 1 - August 31.

Qualification Guide

The applicant must have experience with wildlife monitoring and survey techniques and with collecting and recording biological data in the field. A working knowledge of coastal wildlife species, particularly shorebirds,colonial waterbirds and waterfowl, is highly desirable as is experience in small boat handling and navigation. Applicants must be able to walk long distances over varying terrain while carrying heavy field equipment, and conduct fieldwork under adverse conditions. Applicants must have the ability to work independently in remote locations, show initiative in enhancing the effectiveness of the position, and work effectively with the Department's professional and support staff, staff of other agencies, and with the public. The ability to write, type and organize information with an effective command of the English language is required. A working knowledge of and experience with Windows, Word and Excel is highly desirable.

This position requires a high-school diploma or equivalent certificate. The applicant must be eligible for and obtain a Virginia driver's license and must be able to successfully complete a classroom-based Boaters Safety Course. Applicants must be willing to reside and work on the Eastern Shore of Virginia from April 1 - August 31 and temporarily relocate to other locations throughout the coastal region for 1-4 weeks at a time during the remainder of the year to support a variety of Department programs.

Hourly Position, No Benefits

To be considered for this position, apply online at, no later than 5:00 PM, Friday, November 30, 2012.

Equal Opportunity Employment, Programs, and Facilities

Posted 11/5/2012