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Wildlife Biologist II

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 20/05/2011
Company Name Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
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Website Further Details / Applications
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


Location: Augusta

Open: May 6, 2011 Close: May 20, 2011

Position Type: Permanent Full Time

Grade: 25 Code: 9352 Position: 01867-0031

Salary Range: $ 43,888.00 - $60,070.40* salary (*includes 5.5% salary adjustment)

Benefits: Value of State's Employee Retirement: 21.09%, Value of State-paid Dental Insurance: $13.42 biweekly
Value* of State-paid Health Insurance:
Level 1: 100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing): $363.77 biweekly
Level 2: 95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%): $345.58 biweekly
Level 3: 90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%): $327.39 biweekly
Level 4: 85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%): $309.20 biweekly. *The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2010

BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a critical, policy development, management staff level position for the Bureau of Resource Management. The position serves as the Department’s point person for all land acquisition activities. The position administers, coordinates, and chairs the Bureau’s Land Acquisition Committee and Lands Team as well as the Maine Wetlands Protection Coalition; develops procedures for land acquisition; formulates acquisition priorities; develops acquisition proposals for the Coastal Wetlands Grant (CWG) program, North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA), Land for Maine’s Future (LMF), Outdoor Heritage Fund (OHF), and other programs; administers and coordinates development of surveys and appraisals for LMF, OHF, NAWCA, and CWG, etc.; and follows up on numerous land acquisition issues. The position provides policy and planning guidance to the Department’s Beginning with Habitat Program, environmental permit review efforts, and to various special topics as assigned. The position coordinates the Department’s submission of proposals for the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund (approximately $600,000 annually). The position interacts daily with Bureau, Department, State and Federal jurisdictions, and the private sector (non-governmental organizations, conservation partners, land trusts, etc.). 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelors Degree in Biology, Wildlife Management, or related field -AND- three (3) years experience in laboratory or field research of fish and wildlife including experience in a supervisory capacity. Directly related work experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis. Preference will be given to those candidates with at least 2 years experience in land acquisition and working with multiple partners, including land trusts to acquire land. 

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