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Senior Wildlife Biologist, Pines & Prairies Region

Job Title: Senior Wildlife Biologist, Pines & Prairies Region

Location: Montgomery, TX Area

Status: Full time, Exempt

Hours: M-F, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, work outside of normal hours as required

Reports to: Director of Ecological Services

 

Job Summary/Scope:

Plateau Land & Wildlife Management, Inc. is part of a growing family of companies located near Dripping Springs, Texas who provides a broad spectrum of services to clients who want to protect, preserve, and enhance their land. The Senior Wildlife Biologist will be responsible for all regional operations with support from the corporate office and provides wildlife management plans, assessments, and consulting to private landowner clients while managing regional staff biologists. Senior Wildlife Biologists are expected to have business acumen and assist in the future growth of Plateau in accordance with the strategic plan for their region of responsibility. The Senior Wildlife Biologist makes sound and timely decisions, is resourceful, follows through on commitments, communicates effectively, instills trust, is adaptable to different situations, and builds strong customer relationships across all companies.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Wildlife Management Plans and Open-space Applications – Conducting site visits and consultations with landowners to prepare and update wildlife management plans and applications to qualify properties for open-space wildlife management valuation.
  • Wildlife Management Consulting – working independently with landowners to provide property specific advice and recommendations for wildlife management practices and techniques and specific products and services offered by Plateau. Preparing specialized reports to address specific landowner needs.
  • Property Tax Consulting – Providing professional advice and representing landowners to resolve open-space valuation issues with central appraisal districts, including representation at Appraisal Review Board hearings.
  • Wildlife Surveys – providing recommendations, oversight, and support for applicable wildlife surveys.
  • Wildlife Management Services – Delivering, installing, and servicing Plateau wildlife products and providing Plateau wildlife management services in coordination with the Products and Services Manager.
  • Sales and Marketing Support – Coordinating with regional account managers to identify sales opportunities, conducting public outreach through seminars and other speaking opportunities, and participating in other activities to increase sales in the assigned service region.

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in wildlife management, rangeland ecology, restoration ecology or related field, with experience in applied wildlife management. Substantial experience in wildlife management planning may substitute for the graduate degree requirement.
  • Must meet the requirements of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to become a Registered Property Tax Consultant within one year of hiring.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat necessary.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to assess habitat for general wildlife purposes and specific local wildlife species habitat requirements.
  • Ability to identify the majority of plants (trees, shrubs, vines, forbs and grasses) in region.
  • Ability and willingness to work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to navigate to remote properties and then exercise the ability to orientate/navigate within the property using maps and GPS.
  • Ability to work, plan and organize independently without direct supervision.
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple projects on deadline.
  • Professional client/customer service skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with private landowners and preparation of wildlife management plans for open-space appraisal.
  • Ability to conduct avian surveys using accepted protocols.
  • Existing familiarity with Texas law concerning Wildlife Use Appraisal and TPWD guidelines for 1-d-1w activities and practices and ability to discuss and answer questions concerning them with current and potential clients, realtors, and county tax appraisers.
  • Experience with hand-held GPS units and tablet computers for field use.
  • Experience with power tools, chainsaws, and other two-cycle power equipment.
  • Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit.

 

How to Apply:

Fill out this online form

 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Training for this position will be based out of our corporate office located in Dripping Springs, Texas with field time in surrounding areas. Training is expected to last six (6) months.

Plateau Land & Wildlife Management, Inc offers a small, casual and family-oriented work environment and competitive compensation complemented by an excellent benefits package. When applying, qualified candidates should include a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements.

Plateau Land & Wildlife Management, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a smoke-free workplace.

 

 

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