This position will supervise, coordinate and oversee the conservation of birds (primarily shorebirds, marsh birds, beach nesters, waders, and raptors), the Environmental Review program, and implementation of Delaware's Wildlife Action Plan. The incumbent will serve as primary point of contact for NatureServe/Biotics and other data, biodiversity, and climate change work groups. This position will supervise three full-time Environmental Scientists and multiple seasonal employees, issue scientific collecting and wildlife rehabilitation permits, and assist with writing and administrating grants and associated budgets.
“Planet earth is in a global biodiversity and environmental crisis. Ornithologists and Fellows of the International Ornithologist’ Union Professor Lucia Severinghaus and Professor Yossi Leshem are featured in “The Future of Birds” documentary film by Jocelyn Demers. They join the many voices from ornithologists, scientists, birders and others around the world in a shared concern for birds and help us to understand the crucial role that birds play in the interconnectedness of the global natural world, why we need to be concerned and what can be done”