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Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever
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Job Type:
Full Time


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Job Description:

In partnership with the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Working Lands for Wildlife, the Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist will coordinate and implement wildlife habitat-related conservation programs and provide technical assistance within the WLFW Bobwhite Quail focal regions of Alabama. The position will be headquartered in USDA Service Center in Carrollton, Alabama, and provide service to multiple counties within focal areas. These positions will be an employee of and supervised by Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever (PF & QF), and will work in joint capacity with partner agencies to promote, coordinate and implement conservation provisions of the Federal Farm Bill on private lands, with primary focus on the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) Bobwhite Quail Pine Savanna Framework. Conservation delivery will involve other relevant Farm Bill programs such as the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), general EQIP, ACEP WRE, and the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), as well as state and local habitat programs and initiatives. General duties will include all aspects of wildlife habitat planning, contract coordination, conservation plan writing, site assessment/eligibility determination, practice certification, program promotion/outreach, landowner technical assistance, and reporting.


· Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with landowners and partner agencies.

· Ability to work independently and with diverse clientele. Must be a motivated self-starter with strong interpersonal skills.

· Knowledge of, and/or practical experience with silviculture and prescribed fire as it relates to timber management and production in the Southeastern US.

· Knowledge of wildlife ecology, forest and grassland management including the ability to utilize various habitat management tools in the development of management plans.

· Knowledge of conservation and wildlife programs provided by federal (i.e., Farm Bill, US Fish and Wildlife Service), state, & local entities.

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

· Strong organizational skills, with demonstrated ability to manage demanding workloads.

· Proficiency with ArcGIS, GPS, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)

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

· Must be able to obtain USDA Federal Security Clearance.


Any combination of training and/or experience that will enable the applicant to possess the required knowledge, skills and abilities. A Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife Management, Forestry, or closely related natural resources field is required. Proven experience working with USDA Farm Bill programs is preferred. At least 2 years of professional experience are required for a Farm Bill Biologist II. The ideal candidate will exhibit a balance of technical knowledge and interpersonal skills required to implement voluntary conservation programs on private lands. A successful applicant must enjoy working with private landowners to achieve their objectives. Demonstrated interest, training, and experience in both forestry and wildlife is also ideal.


benefit summary is posted on our Recruitment website

How to Apply:

Please combine your cover letter, resume, and 3 references into a single Word document or PDF file before uploading to the "Resume" area of your application on our Recruitment website at .


If you have additional questions: please contact John Mark Curtis, QF Southeast WLFW Senior Farm Bill Biologist,, Dr. Jessica McGuire, Quail Forever Working Lands For Wildlife Bobwhite Coordinator at

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