Kearney Field Office at 1617 1st Avenue in Kearney, Nebraska
Examples of Work
Under direction of District Manager coordinate and implement all habitat improvement and public access program offerings at the district level (e.g.WILD Nebraska Program, Nebraska Legacy Program, Wetland Initiative Program, CRP-Management Access Program, Shelterbelt Program). Activities include: Site assessment, habitat planning, contract coordination and reporting. Provide technical assistance of wildlife habitat enhancement techniques to private landowners and public organizations. Supervise temporary employees to accomplish agency and district goals and objectives. Assist with activities and projects within the division as assigned. Work closely with other conservation agencies such as Natural Resource Conservation Service and Natural Resource Districts to train and assist staff with conservation planning and project design of benefit to wildlife. Assist with creation and enhancement of partnerships with other government and non-government agencies/organizations.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in fish and wildlife management, natural resources, biological sciences, or related field AND three years' experience in fish and wildlife management, natural resources, biological sciences, or related field; OR Master's degree in fish and wildlife management, natural resources, biological sciences, or related field AND one year of experience in fish and wildlife management, natural resources, biological sciences, or related field.
OTHER: Driver's license required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Extensive knowledge of wildlife habitat management principles, goals and objectives, wildlife species; life history and habitat needs, research, statistics, budgeting processes and record keeping systems, and conservation statutes and regulations as they relate to wildlife, as well as a working knowledge of current management philosophies, such as the conservation of biological diversity, landscape ecology and adaptive management. Ability to communicate effectively, set goals and objectives, perform heavy physical labor and work outdoors for long periods of time; operate and maintain hand and power tools including chain saws, tractors and trucks; work with little supervision, supervise and direct the work of others and develop and maintain professional relations with a broad range of agencies and publics.
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