The incumbent serves as a Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist providing biological/wildlife technical assistance for Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife (CDPW) and Pheasants Forever (PF) conservation programs to agriculture producers and landowners. This position will be an employee of, and be supervised by Pheasants Forever, Inc. with daily instruction and leadership provided by Pheasants Forever & NRCS. Funding is provided by NRCS, CDPW, PF Chapters, and other state and local sources.
Provide wildlife technical assistance and guidance to landowners, government agencies, non-government organizations and others.
Coordinate the implementation and application of biological sciences within the conservation programs in cooperation with NRCS District Conservationists, CDPW Biologists, PF staff, and others.
Develop conservation plans, complete job sheets, wildlife habitat evaluation guides, environmental evaluations, and other required documentation for Farm Bill Conservation Programs (i.e. EQIP, CRP, ACEP, etc.).
Communicate program requirements and conduct site visits to determine program eligibility for applicants enrolling in USDA Farm Bill Conservation Programs or other state and local conservation programs.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with landowners and partner agencies.
Ability to work independently with little supervision and with diverse clientele.
Knowledge of wildlife ecology, wetland and grassland management including the ability to utilize various habitat management tools and techniques in the development of habitat management plans.
Knowledge of conservation and wildlife programs provided by Federal (i.e. Farm Bill, US Fish and Wildlife Service), State agencies and PF. In addition, knowledge of how these programs are implemented in an agricultural landscape is desired.
Ability to apply and use GIS tools (i.e. GPS, ARC Map, etc.).
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Valid driver’s license required; work vehicle provided; some use of personal vehicle required (mileage reimbursement provided).
Able to obtain USDA Federal Security Clearance.
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 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. Experience working with private land habitat planning is highly desirable.
Salary Range: $38,000 – $42,000 + Health Benefits and Retirement Package; Starting Salary: $38,000.
HOW TO APPLY
To Apply: Visit our recruitment website at www.pheasantsforever.org/jobs
ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Please combine your cover letter, resume and 3 references into one Word document or PDF file on the Recruitment website.
Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever are an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled
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