USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is a multi-faceted Agency with a broad mission area that includes protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, regulating genetically engineered organisms, administering the Animal Welfare Act and carrying out wildlife damage management activities. These efforts support the overall mission of USDA, which is to protect and promote food, agriculture, natural resources and related issues.

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Greensboro, AL, USA
Apr 24, 2019
Full time
Summary If selected, you will be responsible for wildlife damage management operations relating to assessment, reduction, and/or elimination of problems associated with birds, mammals, and other types of wildlife in urban, suburban and rural environments. You will be involved with program delivery, management and administration with minimal supervision. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The duties may include, but are not limited to: Conducts wildlife damage management activities where there is a demonstrated need to prevent or reduce loss to property, agriculture, and natural resources, or to protect human health and safety. Supports and conducts negotiation, development and monitoring of agreement instruments, such as cooperative service field agreements with work/financial plans. Modifies or adapts established damage control techniques as necessary to meet local conditions. Communicates safe and effective damage control techniques through extension and other channels to the general public. Assists supervisor in the development and conduct of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) processes and documents. Recommends, through supervisor, areas for potential research or developmental study. Prepares required scientific and administrative program reports. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Hill AFB, UT, USA
Apr 17, 2019
Full time
Summary As a Wildlife Biologist, you responsible for developing and implementing a Wildlife Management Program to minimize wildlife hazards to air operations and enhance human safety. You will conduct activities and performs assignments involving project management and administration. The wildlife biologist assists with other wildlife damage management projects and spends much of their time working independently and with airport and other state/federal wildlife personnel. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The duties may include, but are not limited to: Work involves assisting civil and military airports in reducing wildlife hazards to aircraft. Monitors wildlife behavior and abundance and evaluates hazards posed by various species of wildlife on airports and surrounding properties. Collects, summarizes, analyzes, and presents ecological data on wildlife hazards to airport staff and appropriate regulatory agencies through regular program reports and at stakeholder meetings. Management techniques and/or tools include the use of pesticides, pyrotechnics, firearms, aversive agents, auditory devices, exclusion, and habitat modification methods. Recommends areas for potential research, assists scientists with research projects as requested by the state director, and may collect biological specimens for wildlife disease sampling purposes. Demonstrate an awareness and respect for safety in all operations including the operation of motor vehicles, firearms, control devices, pesticides and equipment. The incumbent may be required to conduct other duties as assigned. Travel Required Occasional travel - Travel for training and work assignments may be required. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Starkville, MS, USA
Apr 10, 2019
Full time
Summary You will serve as a Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) at the Starkville, Mississippi Field Station of the National Wildlife Research Center. This position deals primarily with research on the abundance and impacts of fish-eating birds and also feral swine, including disease transfer, to protect agriculture, aquaculture facilities, natural resources and public health. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The duties may include, but are not limited to: Assists research biologists in conducting studies designed to reduce bird damage to agricultural crops and commercial aquaculture. Assists research biologists in conducting studies designed to reduce feral swine damage to agricultural crops, natural resources and reducing disease threats. Collects and organizes a variety of administrative and technical data useful to wildlife biologists in preparing annual reports and work plans. Performs descriptive and basic statistical analyses of data sets. Collaborates with station biologists in preparing charts, graphs, and summary tables for reports and publications. Traps, transports, and cares for birds and feral pigs as needed for laboratory and field studies. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com