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Conservation Biologist

Great Parks of Hamilton County
Cincinnati, Ohio, US
Closing date
Sep 27, 2022

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Great Parks is seeking a Conservation Biologist to grow our team of natural resource professionals. This position advises on natural resource management and leads conservation efforts in our agency. Our Conservation Biologists coordinate across disciplines and work with others both within Great Parks and in our region. This position interacts with volunteers and the public to assess habitat, plan land management actions, conduct ecological monitoring, and perform hands-on restoration and conservation projects.

Be part of a team working to conserve natural resources for future generations! This position works with employees, volunteers, government agencies, and community partners to protect and improve biodiversity on over 17,000 acres of land in Hamilton County.
As a Conservation Biologist at Great Parks, you will
  • assess habitat quality,
  • monitor and manage plant and wildlife populations,
  • prioritize land management,
  • lead restoration projects,
  • serve as fire boss for prescribed burn teams, and
  • engage the general public and conservation groups.
  • This position requires strong collaboration skills, adaptability, and a broad knowledge of conservation and ecosystems in our region.


An appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of an acceptable qualification is:

Bachelor's Degree in biology, botany, or other natural resources-related field with 3-5 years' experience that includes working knowledge of GIS, databases, and wildlife and natural resource monitoring, restoration, and management.

Ability to document identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of original appointment as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements.


State Motor Vehicle Operator's License that meets GPHC current carrier guidelines. Possess or have the ability to obtain State Pesticide Applicator's License within one year of employment, Ohio Prescribed Fire Manager certification within first eligible training cycle, and CPR within one month of employment.

Typical starting pay for this position is $24.61 depending on experience.

Benefits include: medical, dental, vision, paid life, Ohio Public Employee Retirement System, paid holidays, paid sick, vacation

This position is posted until filled.

Great Parks is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or any other classification protected under applicable law

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