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Senior Deer Program Manager, Wildlife Protection

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location Maryland - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Company Name The Humane Society of the United States
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The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s largest animal advocacy organization, is seeking a Senior Deer Program Manager for its Wildlife Protection department. The main responsibility of this position is to promote and advance the protection, humane treatment, and management of white-tailed deer and other cervids through fertility control on private, state, and federal lands. This individual will develop and implement effective, non-lethal deer management projects and programs. Other duties include, but are not limited to: conduct site evaluations and written assessments for new and potential deer fertility control project sites; draft project proposals, protocols, reports, memos, findings, and manuscripts for publications in scientific journals; compile and analyze data; provide field staff with technical assistance and expertise while conducting deer fertility control operations, including but not limited to using chemical immobilization drugs to capture, tag, and treat deer with fertility control vaccines and/or conduct surgical sterilization procedures; develop and implement a public information campaign for deer advocates, concerned citizens, and others to educate interested parties on deer fertility control programs.

  • Master’s degree in biology, wildlife biology, or related field, along with at least five years of medical, veterinary, and/or biology field field experience.
  • Experience with field darting and immobilizing wildlife is preferred.
  • Candidates must have experience writing technical reports that are suitable for publication in professional journals.
  • Experience designing and completing field research projects is desired.
  • Management experience highly desired.
  • Candidates must be willing and able to travel and work outdoors. Other important skills include: ability to lead and work well with teams.

Please submit a cover letter and resume using this form or fax to 301-548-7701. This position is located in Gaithersburg, MD, however, telecommuting from the Mid-Atlantic region or the Northeastern US is possible and will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

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