KS Habitat Specialist - 2 positions

  • Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever
  • Ellis, KS, USA
  • Jan 02, 2019
Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Locations:

  • Ellis, KS, US
  • Glen Elder, KS, US

Anticipated Start Date: March 1, 2019. This is a full-time temporary position. 

Overview: These positions are part of a partnership between Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) and Habitat Forever, LLC (HF). The incumbents will conduct habitat management work on public wildlife management areas. They are full-time, permanent employees of Habitat Forever and will receive daily leadership from KDWP Field Managers. One of the positions will be located at the Cedar Bluff Wildlife Area near Ellis, Kansas; the other at Glen Elder Wildlife Area, in Glen Elder, Kansas. 

Duties: The incumbents will assist with all aspects of managing the assigned wildlife management area. Major responsibilities include:
• Directing, supervising, and implementing habitat management work on public wildlife areas;
• Procuring supplies and equipment; 
• Supervising and participating in the construction, maintenance and repair of area buildings, equipment, and roads;
• Coordinating agricultural permits to insure positive benefits for wildlife; 
• Providing public information; 
• Participating in scientific field studies and surveys; 
• Participating in training and evaluation of seasonal employees.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
• A basic understanding of environmental, agricultural and/or natural resource science. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the partners. Preference will be given to candidates that possess a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in wildlife management;
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues and partner agencies; 
• Ability to work independently with little supervision;
• Knowledge of wildlife ecology, wetland and grassland management including the ability to utilize various habitat management equipment and tools in the development of wildlife habitat;
• Excellent verbal/written communication and organizational skills;
• Valid driver’s license required.

Training and Experience Guideline: Any combination of training and/or experience that will enable the applicant to possess the required knowledge, skills and abilities. One year of work experience in a wildlife management related job. A general qualification guideline for this position is a Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife Management or closely related natural resources field and/or related field experience.

If you have questions, contact: Matt O’Connor, Habitat Forever Coordinator 563-926-2357.

Habitat Forever, LLC is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled.

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Sector

Nonprofit- NGO

Salary

$30,000-$32,500 depending on experience and qualifications + Health and Retirement Benefits.