Wildlife Biologist - Range Management

South Dakota State Government Rapid City, South Dakota
Job Type Paid permanent

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

A bachelor's degree in biology or related field; and an innate ability to effectively communicate with and relate well to ranchers, farmers, and other private landowners are preferred.

Knowledge of:

  • principles and practices of rangeland and riparian area management, monitoring and evaluation;
  • principles and practices of wildlife habitat and population management;
  • interaction between the public, resource management agencies, and wildlife and fisheries resources;
  • state and federal laws, regulations and programs affecting wetland and grassland conservation;
  • ecology of game and non-game wildlife species;
  • ecological and socio-economic factors affecting wildlife habitat and populations;
  • GIS and GPS applications and technology.

Skill to:

  • use knowledge base to effectively evaluate, plan and implement wetland/pond development projects, grazing management plans and grazing infrastructure development projects in cooperation with private landowners/producers.

Ability to:

  • organize and analyze available information and draw sound conclusions;
  • write clearly and concisely and in logical sequence;
  • relate to and communicate effectively with private landowners, ranchers, and farmers;
  • favorably present and promote departmental priorities, services, and actions;
  • effectively plan and organize work activities and prioritize task completion to meet schedules and deadlines;
  • budget time, monetary, material, and equipment resources;
  • communicate information clearly and concisely.


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Category Forestry, Wildlife