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Natural Resource Specialist II

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Natural Resources
Department: Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia, Fully Remote
Categories: Other, Research / Scientific, Natural Resources

Job Description

A Natural Resource Specialist III (Field Biologist) fulltime (40hours/week) classified staff position is available with the Virginia Tech Conservation Management Institute to support a variety of ongoing research and management projects at Fort AP Hill (FAPH), Virginia. The position will be located at US Army Garrison Fort AP Hill Virginia near Bowling Green, Virginia.

Required Qualifications

1) Demonstrated experience in the identification of various flora and faunal species including but not limited to birds, insects, herpetofauna, and mammals in the in the field and lab within an ecological sampling system. 2) Demonstrated experience in performing field biological/ecological data collection for both flora and fauna. 3) Experience navigating over rough terrain using topography maps, GPS and compass and must be willing to work in adverse weather and field conditions. 4) Ability to pass background checks required to work on military installations required. 5) Experience with Global Positioning Systems and ESRI based GIS software required. 6) Ability to perform basic statistical summaries of field data and report findings. 7) Valid Drivers License required.

Preferred Qualifications

1) A B.S. in Botany, Biology, Ecology, Wildlife Sciences, Forestry, Environmental Science or related field.
2) Previous experience working on military installations.

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The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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