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Farm Bill Biologist

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever
Job Field:
Job Type:
Full Time
Location Detail:
Stevens Point
Job Description:

You will work for Pheasants Forever, Inc. (PF) in partnership with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) to implement wildlife habitat conservation projects on private land using NRCS Farm Bill programs and other related wildlife conservation programs. You will focus on conservation program outreach, program enrollment and contract coordination, create conservation plans, and make landowner visits and site assessments, and conduct project monitoring and reporting. Overall, you will provide technical assistance for wildlife habitat enhancement techniques to private landowners and public organizations. You will also meet with local chapters of Pheasants Forever and other local partners to influence habitat management efforts and participate in statewide habitat meetings. We will provide Farm Bill Biologist training and you will have a team of colleagues and partners to learn from.

One position will be hired through this announcement and will be based in the NRCS Field Office in Stevens Point, WI. The position will provide technical and program assistance across multiple counties in central Wisconsin. You will be an employee of PF and will receive administrative supervision from PF with daily guidance provided by the local NRCS staff.


Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with landowners with a focus on understanding their goals and objectives for their property.

· Ability to work independently with little supervision and with diverse clientele.

· Strong commitment to quality customer service with landowners and partners.

· Excellent verbal and written communication.

· Strong organizational skills.

· Valid driver’s license required; some use of personal vehicle required (mileage reimbursement provided).

· Able to obtain USDA Federal Security Clearance.

Practical/working experience with various habitat management and restoration techniques

· Knowledge of wildlife ecology, prescribed fire, and upland habitat management techniques

· Knowledge of Farm Bill conservation programs

· Ability to convey the use of various habitat management tools in the development of management plans

· Knowledge of wildlife conservation programs provided by other Federal, state, and local entities.

· Knowledge of or practical experience with agricultural systems, farming and ranching


A minimum qualification for this position is Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife Management or closely related natural resources field or related practical field experience. The position will receive training on the USDA Conservation Programs, Pheasants Forever, WDNR and other local and state programs.

Level II classification must have proven experience working with USDA Farm Bill programs and exhibit a balance of technical knowledge and interpersonal skills required to implement voluntary conservation programs on private lands.

$40,000 for level I/$44,500 for level II + benefits (see our benefits summary at
How to Apply:

Please combine your cover letter, resume and three references as one Word document or PDF file before uploading to the “Resume” area of your application on our recruitment website at

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