Habitat Specialist - South Dakota

Habitat Forever, LLC

Watertown, South Dakota

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $31,000-35,000 depending on experience and qualifications + Health and Retirement Benefits.
Deadline Oct 05, 2019

Overview: This position is part of a partnership between South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks (SDGFP) 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 SDGFP Field Managers. The position will be located at Watertown, South Dakota.

Duties: The incumbent will assist with all aspects of managing the assigned wildlife management area.

Major responsibilities include:

• Directing, and implementing habitat management work on public wildlife areas; operation of farm equipment and prescribed fire experience important
• Procuring supplies and equipment;
• 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; Rx fire experience preferred.
• 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;
• Successful applicants must also possess or be able to acquire a South Dakota CDL Operators License and an Herbicide Applicators License.

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.


To Apply: Visit our Recruitment website at www.pheasantsforever.org/jobs. 

ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Combine of the following into a single file in either MS Word or Adobe Acrobat: cover letter, resume, and three references. For additional information, please contact Matt O’Connor, Habitat Team Coordinator, at moconnor@pheasantsforever.org or at (563) 926-2357.

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

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