Wildlife Biologist/Geographic Information Systems Program Manager
SpecPro Professional Services (SPS) is seeking an experienced Wildlife Biologist Program Manager to provide long term support to the environmental division of the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) 63rd Regional Support Command (RSC) in Mountain View, California. This position also requires experience in the use of GIS in support of 63rd environmental programs. The 63rd manages over 200 USAR facilities located in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and California.
Responsibilities (quantities are estimated on an annual basis):
- Manage the 63d RSC Natural Resources Program to include compliance with the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
- Provide expert advice on flora and fauna management including compliance with the ESA.
- Maintain database of listed species within the 63d RSC.
- Assist Geographic Information Systems (GIS) PM in maintaining 63d RSC protected flora and fauna GIS maps.
- Use GIS and Global Positioning System (GPS) to improve location mapping accuracy of new and existing 63d RSC natural resources.
- Write up to 24 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) consultation letters.
- Revise the Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP).
- IAW 2019 INRMP, conduct special status species and natural resources surveys and update special status species and natural resource survey reports.
- IAW 2019 INRMP, draft, staff, and finalize required natural resources survey reports.
- Update the Invasive Species Management Plan.
- IAW 2019 INRMP conduct invasive species surveys.
- IAW 2019 INRMP, implement Invasive Species Management Plan goals at B.T. Collins
- CA, Marina CA, White Settlement TX, Fort Worth TX, and Seagoville TX.
- Draft, staff, and finalize a Bird Air Strike Hazard (BASH) Plan for all facilities with aviation assets within the USAR 63rd RSC.
- Revise Endangered Species Management Plan (ESMP).
- Conduct tree surveys for up to three facilities.
- Conduct sensitive species awareness training IAW ESMP. Prepare training material and develop training plan for sensitive species awareness training IAW ESMP.
- IAW 2019 INRMP provide natural resources training.
- Purchase and place endangered species awareness signs IAW 2015 INRMP.
- Attend necessary ESA and Natural Resources continuing education training to understand current ESA and Natural Resources practices and case law.
- Update INRMP SOPs and INRMP natural resources management plans as needed.
- Shall have a Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Biology and a Master’s Degree in Biology or a closely related field of study.
- Must have at least 7 years of field experience to include recent experience in conducting terrestrial wildlife surveys and writing biological assessments.
- Must have expert knowledge of the Endangered Species Act.
- Must have advanced knowledge and experience writing NEPA documents, preferable for Army or Army Reserve activities.
- Must have extensive experience conducting ESA Section 7 consultation with the USFWS.
- Must have advanced knowledge and experience in identifying terrestrial flora and fauna in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and California using most current scientific research and nomenclature.
- Must have 5 years of experience delineating wetlands IAW U.S. Army Corps of Engineers guidelines.
- Must possess advanced GPS skills and have advanced GIS-related field experience, including 7 years of experience creating maps and ability to use the most recent GIS software and have experience managing and manipulating GIS databases.
- Pay Type Salary
- Mountain View, CA, USA