Pheasants Forever

In 1982, a group of pheasant hunters saw the connection between upland habitat loss and declining pheasant populations. An organization dedicated to wildlife habitat conservation was needed, and Pheasants Forever was formed. Pheasants Forever’s mission work quickly garnered it a reputation as “The Habitat Organization,” a tagline the nonprofit conservation group uses proudly to this day.

Pheasants Forever Gosper County, NE, USA
Feb 16, 2018
Full time
Location:  South Central Nebraska;  Gosper, Furnas, Harlan, Franklin, Webster, Phelps, or Minden Counties   Application Deadline : February 21 , 2018 Anticipated Start Date : March 19, 2018 Salary Information : Starting salary of $30,000 per year increasing to $34,500 per year after 1 year of service with a favorable annual review. Duties : Work in a joint capacity with Pheasants Forever, Inc. (PF), the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission (NGPC) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to promote, coordinate and implement the conservation provisions of the Federal Farm Bill and other related wildlife conservation programs.  Activities will include providing technical assistance, habitat planning, contract coordination, conservation plan modification, site assessment and reporting.  Conduct and coordinate training sessions that include workshops and tours for landowners and resource professionals.  Provide technical assistance for wildlife habitat enhancement techniques to private landowners and public organizations.  Meet with local chapters of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever on a regular basis to help coordinate and influence habitat management efforts and participate in statewide habitat meetings.  Meet regularly with NGPC staff to coordinate technical assistance efforts. Implement specific conservation programs to improve wildlife habitat and public access.  Assist or coordinate activities and projects as assigned by supervisor relevant to PF, NGPC and NRCS. Environmental Career Center note:  this guy loves his wildlife career!! Special Note : It is expected that the candidate will enter into a 90 day introductory time period where training will consist of working in close contact with the PF State Coordinator, other Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist Team members, and District NGPC personnel while being housed at their NRCS duty station. After the introductory period, the candidate will continue to have regular contact and receive direction from the PF State Coordinator with strong guidance from the NGPC District Manager and the NRCS District Conservationist.  Candidate will serve on interdisciplinary conservation teams with NRCS and other partners. Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities : • Excellent oral and written communication as well as organizational skills. • Must be comfortable with public speaking and have excellent people skills. • Ability to provide exceptional customer service, sales and promotion to producers interested in conservation program information and enrollment. • Must be able to work effectively with private landowners, governmental agency staff and conservation organization representatives.  • Ability to work independently with little supervision and with diverse personalities. • Extensive knowledge of wildlife habitat management techniques, principles, goals and objectives. • Knowledge of conservation program offerings, including USDA Conservation Programs (CRP, CCRP, EQIP, ACEP, CStP, etc.) as well as state (NGPC) and local (PF) programs. • Sound working knowledge of wildlife ecology and management and rangeland management including the ability to use various habitat management tools, such as fire or grazing, in the development of and implementation of a management plan. • Ability to work under adverse weather conditions. • Good computer skills including knowledge of: MS Word, MS Excel and Arc View. • Valid driver’s license required with an acceptable driving record and history. Training and Experience Guideline : Any combination of training and/or experience that will enable the applicant to possess the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  A general qualification guideline for this position is a Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife Management or closely related natural resources field and 1 year related field experience. Click "Apply Now" button to go to Pheasants Forever website Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled.
Pheasants Forever Throckmorton, TX, USA
Feb 16, 2018
Full time
Application Deadline : March 2nd , 2018 Anticipated Start Date : April 2nd, 2018 Overview & Job Duties : These positions will be located within USDA Service Centers and will provide conservation technical assistance and conservation program delivery to private landowners within their assigned districts and other priority areas as appropriate.  The incumbent will work in a joint capacity with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture and other State and Federal partners to promote, accelerate enrollment, coordinate and implement the conservation provisions of the Federal Farm Bill and other wildlife related conservation programs such as the Grassland Restoration Incentive Program (GRIP). Activities will include program promotion (workshops and one on one meetings), contract coordination, conservation planning, conservation plan modification, site assessment and reporting.  Incumbents will provide technical biological assistance for wildlife habitat enhancement techniques to private landowners and public organizations.  Work with local chapters of Quail Forever (QF) and other local partners to increase habitat management efforts and participate in regional and statewide habitat meetings.  Assist or coordinate activities and projects with other QF, NRCS, TPWD or OPJV staff. These positions will be employees of, and supervised by Pheasants Forever, Inc. & Quail Forever, with daily instruction and leadership provided by QF, NRCS and OPJV.  Hired individuals will work largely within the focus areas of the OPJV to achieve the objectives of the partnership. For more information about the work of the OPJV, visit www.opjv.org . Desired Knowledge. Skills and Abilities : • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with landowners, partner agencies and colleagues.  • Ability to work independently with little supervision and with diverse clientele. • Knowledge of wildlife ecology, prescribed fire, and grassland, wetland and early succession habitat management. • Ability to convey the use of various habitat management tools in the development of management plans.  • Knowledge of conservation and wildlife habitat programs provided by federal (i.e. Farm Bill, US Fish and Wildlife Service), state, & local entities.  In addition, knowledge of how these programs are implemented in an agricultural landscape is desired.  • Knowledge of or practical experience with agricultural systems, farming and ranching. • Excellent verbal and written communication. • Strong organizational skills.• Demonstrated ability as a leader with a high degree of self-motivation.• Proficiency with ArcGIS and/or USDA Toolkit. • Conflict resolution skills.• Valid driver’s license required; some use of personal vehicle may be required (mileage reimbursement provided). • Must be able to obtain USDA Federal Security Clearance. Education and Experience Preferred : A minimum requirement for this position is a Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife Management or closely related natural resources field and three years of relevant experience. Wildlife Society Certification and graduate work will also be considered. Proven experience working with USDA Farm Bill programs (i.e. EQIP, CSP, ACEP, CRP and CREP) is preferred.   Starting Salary :  Commensurate with Experience + Health Benefits and Retirement Package ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Please include your cover letter, resume and 3 references as a single Microsoft Word document or PDF file on the Recruitment website.If you have questions, please contact:  Chris McLeland, South Region Director, (573) 355-6530. Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever are an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Pheasants Forever Oberlin, KS, USA
Feb 16, 2018
Full time
Application Deadline : March 2nd , 2018 Anticipated Start Date : March 12th, 2018 Overview & Job Duties :  This position will be located within USDA Service Center in Oberlin, KS, and will provide conservation technical assistance and conservation program delivery to private landowners within their assigned districts and other priority areas as appropriate.  The incumbent will work in a joint capacity with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and other State and Federal partners to promote, accelerate enrollment, coordinate and implement the conservation provisions of the Federal Farm Bill and other wildlife related conservation programs. Activities will include program promotion (workshops and one on one meetings), contract coordination, conservation planning, conservation plan modification, site assessment and reporting.  Provide technical biological assistance for wildlife habitat enhancement techniques to private landowners and public organizations.  Work with local chapters of Pheasants Forever (PF), Quail Forever (QF) and other local partners to increase habitat management efforts and participate in regional and statewide habitat meetings.  Assist or coordinate activities and projects with other PF, QF and NRCS staff. This position will be an employee of, and supervised by Pheasants Forever, Inc. & Quail Forever, with daily instruction and leadership provided by NRCS and PF/QF.   Desired Knowledge. Skills and Abilities : • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with landowners and partner agencies.  • Ability to work independently with little supervision and with diverse clientele. • Knowledge of wildlife ecology, grassland, wetland and early succession habitat management including the ability to utilize various habitat management tools in the development of management plans.  • Knowledge of conservation and wildlife habitat programs provided by federal (i.e. Farm Bill, US Fish and Wildlife Service), state, & local entities.  In addition, knowledge of how these programs are implemented in an agricultural landscape is desired.  • Knowledge of or practical experience with agricultural systems and farming. • Excellent verbal and written communication. • Strong organizational skills. • Proficiency with ArcGIS and/or USDA Toolkit. • Valid driver’s license required; some use of personal vehicle may be required (mileage reimbursement provided). • Must be able to obtain USDA Federal Security Clearance. E ducation and Experience Preferred :  A minimum requirement for this position is a Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife Management or closely related natural resources field.  Proven experience working with USDA Farm Bill programs (CRP, CREP, ACEP, EQIP and CSP) is preferred.   ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Please include your cover letter, resume and 3 references as a single Microsoft Word document or PDF file on the Pheasants Forever   Recruitment website. Click "Apply Now" button to go to Pheasants Forever website Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever are an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled