Farm Bill Pollinator Conservation Planner and NRCS Partner Biologist

  • Xerces Society
  • Bismarck, ND, USA
  • Apr 18, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Communication - Public Outreach Conservation/ Natural Resources Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

JOIN US!

Come join a growing team of conservation professionals at the Xerces Society who are dedicated to protecting some of the world’s most important animals. Invertebrates are essential to the reproduction of most flowering plants, including many fruits, vegetables, and nuts; they play an important role in pest management; and they are a critical food source for birds, fish, and other animals. Yet invertebrate populations are often imperiled by human activities and rarely accounted for in traditional conservation.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING:

Under the direction of the Xerces Society Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist (Midwest Region), and in collaboration with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) North Dakota state office staff, the Farm Bill Pollinator Conservation Planner will provide conservation planning, technical support and training focused on pollinators, honey bees, declining butterflies, declining bumble bees, and other beneficial insects to farmers and NRCS field office planners in North Dakota and Montana. During the first several months, this position will support conservation planning in field offices close to Bismarck. Over time, the incumbent will provide support to conservation planners throughout North Dakota and into Montana. The ideal candidate will be able to bring together conservation planning guidance that addresses multiple goals of soil, water, and pollinator conservation.

QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED

• A Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree strongly preferred) in natural resource management, ecology, conservation biology, entomology, wildlife biology, horticulture, or more than 4 years of experience in conservation planning, pollinator or wildlife conservation, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Valid driver’s license.

PREFERRED

• Bilingual or multilingual.
• Pesticide applicators license.

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Sector

Nonprofit- NGO

Salary

$40,000- $46,500 (starting) per year, commensurate with experience.