Migratory Game Bird Specialist
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
This position is with Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, located along the Texas Mid-Coast (between Corpus Christi and Galveston Bays, inland onto the Rice Prairies west of Houston). This is a very dynamic position that:
- aids WMA staff with habitat management\project ideas, wetland permitting, and funding.
- provides technical guidance to private landowners willing to manage for migratory game birds.
- Coordinates mottled duck and dove banding activities, aerial surveys, and serves as a liaison to universities conducting research in the Mid-Coast.
- Serves at the Gulf Coast Joint Venture Mid-Coast Initiative Team Chair.
Most of the work involves wetlands and waterfowl, but there are responsibilities related to dove, cranes, and other webless migratory birds.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Science, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Ecology or closely related field in Natural Resources Management. Major course work from Bachelor’s or post-Bachelor’s degree programs must include 24 hours minimum in Wildlife/Habitat Conservation, Wildlife/Natural Resources Management and/or Research from accredited college or university.
Five years of experience as a professional wildlife biologist, migratory game bird biologist, wetland ecologist or closely related natural resources scientist.