Summary of Work
Responsible for performing wildlife development, operations and maintenance activities on District II Wildlife Management Areas in the central part of the state which includes Sheridan, Wells, Foster and Eddy counties.
Duties involve biological, mechanical, and chemical control of noxious weeds; prescribed fire management; operation and maintenance of heavy equipment; operation of welders and shop power tools; assisting with wildlife surveys and trapping operations; involvement in the Department’s wildlife depredation program; and other duties as assigned. Employee will be required to work independently out-of-doors often in extreme weather conditions. Employee will be required to work at other locations in the state as required. Coordinate seasonal employee work schedules and activities.
Applicants must have at least a two-year Associates Degree in biology or closely related field. A working knowledge of and experience in wildlife resource and land management is required.
- Applicants must have knowledge or experience in applying principles of wildlife biology and habitat relationships.
- Applicant must possess or be able to obtain a valid class A North Dakota driver’s license; and must possess or be able to obtain a CDL (within 6 months of employment).
- Must have basic work experience in the use of shop machinery and tools.
- Must have basic work experience in heavy equipment operation, basic carpentry, and equipment maintenance.
- Must be able to operate snowmobiles and 4x4 ATV’s,
- Must attend and successfully complete the first fire control and management training course available after the hiring date.
- Must become certified for pesticide application after the hiring date.
- Must be able to load and move objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
- Requires successful completion of a criminal background check.
Preference will be given for:
- Knowledge and experience using computerized databases.
- Knowledge and experience using arc, wire-feed and acetylene welders.
- Knowledge and experience in the Department’s wildlife depredation program.
- Knowledge and experience in the biological, mechanical and chemical control of noxious and invasive weeds and work experience in the operation and maintenance of pesticide sprayers.
- Work experience using fire pumpers.
- Experience using and maintenance of farm tractors, semi-truck and trailers, dump trucks, grain trucks, and flatbed trucks.