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Field Station Manager

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  • Work Department: Biological Sciences, Kibbe Field Station
  • Class Title/Code: Program Coordinator (5002)
  • Effective Date: May 16, 2019
  • Responsibilities:

    Employees at this level support the long-term ecological research projects, resource management program, educational/outreach goals and facilities/grounds upkeep of the Alice L. Kibbe Field Station

    A Kibbe Field Station Manager typically:

    1. Supports and coordinate field work in long-term resource management projects (including Spraying and clearing of invasive tree and shrubs) and sampling in long-term research program (assist  students, graduate students and faculty in field research)
    2. Provides logistical support to state and federal agency researchers
    3. Performs site security duties
    4. Grounds, grounds equipment, scientific field equipment and research vessels upkeep
    5. Assists Station Director in the construction of fire breaks and the coordination/conducting of prescribed burns (requires special certification)
    6. Maintains and archives complex geo-referenced database from long-term research projects
    7. Safely operate boats (including 28 ft. landing craft/research vessel) while assisting faculty and staff conducting research and educational activities on Mississippi River.
  • Required Qualifications:
    1. Bachelor of Science degree in field biology, ecology or related field
    2. A total of four (4) years experience in resource management required

    *Note: Master’s Degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for one (1 year) of work experience in natural resource management.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    1. Knowledge and experience in research techniques/methods used in the ecological inventory and monitoring of aquatic and terrestrial communities and populations required.
    2. Ability to obtain current federal burn boss certification (RXB2, including passing annual arduous pack test), in order to conduct prescribed burns on Station’s holdings and in conjunction with other agencies.
    3. Ability to obtain State of Illinois herbicide applicator certification required for ongoing invasive plant species control measures on Station’s holdings and in conjunction with other agencies.
    4. Ability to safely trailer and operate watercraft on large rivers like the Mississippi River.
    5. Mechanical skills to conduct facilities/grounds/equipment maintenance, repair and upkeep.
    6. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to write accurate assessment reports; maintain user database, schedule site use, and tabulate user data in a useful electronic format for comprehensive annual assessment and utilization reports.
  • Application Deadline: Jun 17, 2019

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All application materials, including completed application, transcripts, and resume, are due in the WIU Human Resources Office no later than 4:30 p.m. the day of the application deadline.

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