Coordinate and conduct habitat management activities on a variety of habitat types including grasslands, prairies, croplands, woodlands and wetlands.
Essential Job Duties
Work with the District Supervisor and other Biologists to implement natural resource management activities of multiple landscapes, habitats, and target species on managed lands.
Conduct habitat appraisals and evaluations and make improvement recommendations.
Respond to wildlife management issues, questions, and concerns.
Provide technical assistance to landowners and other land managers.
Works with District Supervisors to negotiate contracts, permit applications, rental bids and public land contracts.
Monitor wildlife populations and habitat use on conservation areas.
Host training classes, workshops, field trips, and special events.
Participate in budgeting and forecasting activities and monitor spending compliance.
Assist with agency wide directives for habitat planning and population monitoring.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Science, Forestry, Agriculture, or related.
At least three (3) years of progressively responsible professional experience in Wildlife, Forestry or Fisheries work.
Wildlife Biologist certification, preferred
Must maintain a current, valid driver’s license.
Pesticide Applicator or Public Herbicide license preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to adapt to a variety of job situations involving long hours, hazardous conditions and difficult circumstances.
Ability to operate ½-ton truck and burning equipment.
Ability to conduct special conservation programs to special interest groups and the general public.
Ability to travel and stay overnight.
Ability to work varying hours and shifts.
Work is performed in a standard office environment.
Occasionally perform outdoors where hot, cold, wet and/or humid conditions exist.
Occasionally exposed to loud noises which may require the use of hearing protection.
Move about grounds, both inside and outside of buildings.
Constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery.
Frequently communicate and exchange accurate information.
Clarity of vision and three-dimensional vision.
Regularly lift up to 5 pounds, correctly lift up to 50 pounds.
Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.