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Jaimie Nevins

USA

EDUCATION

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Graduate Certificate
North Carolina State University – Raleigh, NC
In progress

M.S. in Fisheries and Mariculture
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, TX
GPA: 3.9 • Graduated with Honors

B.S. in Marine Biology
Hawai’i Pacific University-Honolulu, HI
GPA: 3.8 • Cum Laude

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Wildlife Specialist - GIS, GS-6
11/2017-11/30/2017 USDA-APHIS-Wildlife Services
Raleigh, NC 27617; 40 hours/week

Duties: project planning, field work, analysis of data, database development and management; creating and acquiring data using GIS and Global Positioning System (GPS); using Geographic Information System (GIS) to support and visualize various wildlife damage issues that impact agriculture (plant and animal), natural resources, property, and human health and safety; working knowledge and experience with MS Word Suite, GIS, QGIS, GPS, Trimble, ERDAS Imagine, and Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Remote Pilot Certification - FAA); knowledge of principles and techniques of remote sensing; managing raster and vector data through manipulation, analysis, digitization, storage, and display; producing maps, charts, and online products that relate to various wildlife projects: white-tailed deer management, exotic species tracking, feral swine management, and beaver management; invasive species, exotic species, threatened & endangered species, and rabies management work; operating MS Word and MS Excel to prepare statistical data, technical reports, and program reports; planning and conducting wildlife field inventories & monitoring studies; interpreting data and assisting in preparing wildlife management plans; working cooperatively with private land owners and intra/inter-agency teams: North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, US Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA - National Wildlife Research Center, and Department of Defense facilities to support program goals; knowledge and compliance of the federal, state, and local laws affecting wildlife management; working with the public and participating in outreach/educational events; participating in various trainings, developmental activities, and temporary details; managing priorities of multiple projects; assisting in planning work schedules, evaluating work processes, and fostering a safe work environment; providing technical advice and assistance to program staffs, field officials and others on data processes; maintaining, repairing and ensuring the safekeeping of equipment and work areas; executing timely decisions in order to meet deadlines; procure supplies, equipment, and services as needed.

November 2014 - May 2017

Duties: advanced knowledge of wildlife biology and ecology; identifying various avian and mammal species by sight, sound, and animal sign; capturing and handling a wide range of wildlife species; monitoring characteristics, habitats, and behaviors occupied by a variety of wildlife species; conducting monthly avian and mammal surveys within the Airport Operations Area (AOA) at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point and Marine Landing Field Bogue, NC; conducting wildlife management activities to prevent wildlife hazards to air operations at Cherry Poing; quantifying bald eagle movements and risk to military aircraft on or near MCAS Cherry Point, MCAS New River, and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune; leading research, trapping, and assisting with the attachment of satellite telemetry devices on resident bald eagles at DOD instillations; conducting field surveys and preparing wildlife hazard assessments for DOD instillations; collecting and processing biological samples from wildlife species; assisting in Accipiter® avian radar research, alert zone development, and analysis of historical bird movement data; conducting avian influenza sampling on waterfowl and raptor species; use of computers and Microsoft software products such as MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to compile and analyze data; knowledge of and ability to use information management systems, spreadsheets and miscellaneous software; knowledge, ability and skill in collecting, organizing, interpreting, and reporting data; knowledge and use of Trimble units to collect wildlife movement data in the field; use of GPS and Geographic Information System (GIS)/ESRI/ArcPad to create maps of avian and mammal locations; operating trucks, 20ft aluminum boats (200+ hours), canoes, firearms, and all-terrain vehicles safely and in accordance with standard operating procedures; working outdoors in variable weather conditions; navigating vehicles on and off-road; negotiating uneven outdoor terrain on foot; adjusting technical equipment and instruments as needed; independently performing physically demanding activities; assisting in background research by drafting and editing reports; maintaining records, entering, and verifying data; performing quality check assurance and control on data; preparing summary reports and presentations based on collected data; preparing bird strike reports; preparing the quarterly Cherry Point BASH newsletter; working cooperatively with private land owners and intra/inter-agency teams: North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, US Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA - National Wildlife Research Center, and Department of Defense facilities to support program goals; knowledge and compliance of the federal, state, and local laws affecting wildlife management; working with the public and participating in outreach/educational events; participating in various trainings, developmental activities, and temporary details; managing priorities of multiple projects; assisting in planning work schedules, evaluating work processes, and fostering a safe work environment; providing technical advice and assistance to program staffs, field officials and others on data processes; maintaining, repairing and ensuring the safekeeping of equipment and work areas; executing timely decisions in order to meet deadlines; procure supplies, equipment, and services as needed.
Lead Research Technician 03/2014-11/2014
North Carolina State University-Department of Forestry Raleigh, NC 27695; 40 hours/week Duties: conducting field research evaluating the effects of growing season fire on wildlife foraging on FT Bragg, NC; knowledge of environments and species in the Southeast US; knowledge of the longleaf pine ecosystem and associated wildlife; identifying flora and fauna species of the Piedmont and Sandhills; knowledge of threatened and endangered species (Michaux's sumac, Red-cockaded Woodpecker); collecting various forage plant species and conducting wet and dry weight analysis; identifying white-tailed deer forage quality in newly burned plots; measuring fruit abundance on soft mass producing species (e.g. huckleberry); collecting forest structure data at known fox squirrel locations; assisting in Bachman sparrow and insect capture using mist nets and pitfall traps; leading and overseeing four field technicians; communicating with project supervisors using verbal and written communication skills; assisting in planning work schedules, evaluating work processes, and fostering a safe work environment; organizing samples, maintaining records, entering and verifying data; performing quality check assurance and control on data; knowledge and use of GIS and GPS technology; knowledge, ability and skill in collecting, organizing, interpreting, and reporting data; adjusting technical equipment and instruments as needed; working outdoors in variable weather conditions; navigating vehicles on and off-road; negotiating uneven outdoor terrain on foot; keeping detailed logs of all work related activities; maintaining equipment and work areas; providing technical advice and assistance to program staffs, field officials and others on personnel; use of computers and Microsoft software products such as MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to interpret data.

Graduate Research Assistant 12/2012-09/2013

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, TX 78412; 40 hours/week
Supervisor: Dr. Jennifer Pollack, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi,

Duties: characterizing the oyster, finfish, and macroinvertebrate assemblages of a natural reef complex in Sabine Lake Estuary, TX/LA; identifying various marine and freshwater vertebrate and invertebrate fisheries species; determining the relative importance of natural oyster reef as habitat in comparison to nearby non-vegetated and marsh edge habitats; operation of various fisheries sampling gear; operating snorkeling and SCUBA equipment to collect fisheries data; operating and maintenance of watercraft (16ft aluminum boat); laboratory sample analysis and identification of bivalves, fish, and macroinvertebrates; dissecting fish, processing, and evaluating biological samples; assisting in oyster restoration projects and monitoring activities; conducting field and laboratory experiments to determine the effectiveness of alternative substrates for attachment and growth of oysters; assessing potential effects of habitat loss; knowledge and research of fish and bivalve life history; knowledge and experience in reading interpreting and determining the age of fish from scales, otoliths, and spines; knowledge in mariculture, captive care, and nutritional requirements of marine and freshwater fish and macroinvertebrates; knowledge, ability and skill in collecting, organizing, interpreting, and reporting data; managing and analyses of fisheries age data; water quality analyses and knowledge in water quality management (salinity; DO; pH; chl a; total suspended solids); safely handling chemicals used in laboratory sampling; use of computers and Microsoft software products such as MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; data entry, organization and manipulation (Excel; R); statistical analysis and population modeling (R; SAS); reporting and presenting of research to scientific community; effectively communicating within the scientific community using verbal and written communication skills; writing manuscripts for publication; supervising and training volunteers; participating in outreach and education tools related to coastal conservation and oyster reef restoration.
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PUBLICATIONS/ TECHNICAL REPORTS

Jaimie A. Nevins. 2017. Bald Eagle Capture and Tag Final Report at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune January-April 2017. United States Department of Agriculture: Animal Plant Health Inspection Service: Wildlife Services. 7p.

Jaimie A. Nevins. 2016. Bald Eagle Capture and Tag Final Report at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point January-April 2016. United States Department of Agriculture: Animal Plant Health Inspection Service: Wildlife Services. 15p.

Steven A. Ball and Jaimie A. Nevins. 2015. Wildlife Hazard Assessment for Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue Final Report January-December 2014. United States Department of Agriculture: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service: Wildlife Services. Bogue, North Carolina. 33pp.

Jaimie A. Nevins, Jennifer B. Pollack, and Greg W. Stunz. 2014. Characterizing Nekton use of the Largest Unfished Oyster Reef in the United States Compared with Adjacent Estuarine Habitats. Journal of Shellfish Research 33(1) 1–12.

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PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

The Wildlife Society-North Carolina Chapter (2015-2017)
Raptor Research Foundation (2016)
The American Fisheries Society (2013-2015)
Coastal Estuarine Research Federation (2011-2013)
Marine Science Graduate Student Organization (2011-2013)

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CERTIFICATIONS/TRAININGS

Remote Pilot – Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Airman Certificate, FAA (2017)
486 Wildlife Biologist Certification, USDA-APHIS-WS (2017)
Introductory Airport Biologist Training, UDSA-APHIS-WS (2016)
Basic Leadership Development Program, USDA-APHIS (2016)
Advanced ArcGIS, East Carolina University Center for Geographic Information Science (2016)
Firearms Certification, National Rifle Association (2015; 2016; 2017)
Hunter Safety Course, NC Wildlife Resources Commission (2015)
Boater Safety Course, Texas Parks and Wildlife (2013)
PADI Open Water Diver, Underwater Connection (2007)

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