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Wildlife Field Manager

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation's largest animal protection organization, is seeking a Wildlife Field Manager for the Wildlife Protection department. The primary purpose of this position is to support and achieve wildlife field research and projects for equine, cervid, prairie dog, and other assigned field projects.

This position will be responsible for:

  • Serving as the project lead on equine fertility control management and research projects;
  • Candidate will work with investigators to design and execute research and management projects which may include co-authoring papers for publications in scientific journals;
  • Monitoring population, behavior, and reproduction data for equine populations which would require the accurate and efficient compilation of data;
  • Darting wild horses and wild burros with immunocontraception vaccines and working to develop and implement protocols and procedures for conducting equine fertility control field projects and programs;
  • Providing direct and technical assistance when using chemical immobilization drugs to capture, tag, and treat cervids with fertility control vaccines and/or conduct surgical sterilization procedures;
  • Working to identify equine fertility control projects, conduct site evaluations, and prepare written assessments for equine fertility control management, training, and research projects;
  • Providing field support including assisting the Prairie Dog Coalition (PDC) with non-lethal prairie dog management projects;
  • Coordinating training to prepare, administer, and deliver immunocontraception vaccines to equids, cervids, and other wildlife in captive and field settings;
  • Establishing and building professional working relationships with advocates, other NGOs and government agencies related to wildlife fertility control projects;
  • Working with tribal nations, government agencies and non-government organizations to develop and implement their own humane, sustainable equine, and cervid fertility control programs;
  • Maintaining inventory and replenishing supplies and equipment required for conducting equine fertility control research, management, and training projects;
  • Assisting with other wildlife projects and programs.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology or wildlife biology or equivalent work experience;
  • Minimum one to two years of field experience required with preference given to individuals with experience with the application of immunocontraception vaccines such as PZP;
  • Strong knowledge of human/wildlife conflict resolution, equine welfare and wildlife fertility control technology preferred;
  • Must be able to work well with teams;
  • Strong communication and organizational skills;
  • Must be willing to travel extensively and work outdoors for long periods of time.

Please submit a cover letter and resumé using this form or fax to 301-548-7701. This position can be either based in Gaithersburg, MD or be a remote position.

The Humane Society of the United States is an Equal Opportunity Employer and qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital or parental status, or protected veteran status.

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