Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist
Campbell, McPherson, Walworth Counties,
(Mound City) South Dakota
Application Deadline: February 24, 2017
Start Date: March 2017
Overview: In partnership with the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS); coordinate and implement wildlife-related conservation programs and provide technical assistance. Work in joint capacity with PF, NRCS, and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to promote, coordinate and implement conservation provisions of the Federal Farm Bill and other related wildlife conservation programs. The programs of interest are promoting and implementing CRP, ACEP and other state and federal conservation programs. Duties will include wildlife habitat planning, contract coordination, writing plans, site assessment and reporting. Provide technical assistance for wildlife habitat enhancement techniques to private landowners and public organizations. Meet with local chapters of Pheasants Forever to help coordinate and influence habitat management efforts and participate in county and statewide habitat meetings. Meet regularly with GF&P, PF and USDA staff to coordinate technical assistance efforts. Implement specific conservation programs to improve wildlife habitat.
About the Area: Mound City is located in the North Central part of South Dakota along the Missouri River and Lake Oahe. This area of the state is an outdoorsman dream. Whitetail Deer, Mule Deer, Pheasants, Sharp tailed Grouse, Waterfowl all call the area home. Within a short drive you can also be hunting Antelope on the prairies and Elk in the Black Hills. Being located close to Lake Oahe the fishing speaks for itself but it is known as a world class Walleye and Northern Pike destination.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
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 Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife Management or closely related natural resources field is required.
Starting Salary: $31,000 – $33,000 + Health Benefits and Retirement Package
To Apply: please visit our website at www.pheasantsforever.org/jobs
ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Please combine your cover letter, resume and 3 references into 1 Word document or PDF file before uploading on the Recruitment website.
Pheasants Forever is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled
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