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Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever
Job Field:
Job Type:
Full Time
Location Detail:
Carroll and Wapello
Job Description:

· Provide technical assistance (with a wildlife habitat focus) and guidance to private landowners, government agencies, non-government organizations and other groups for federal, state, and local conservation programs.

· Make contacts with private landowners through personal contacts, referrals, and informational meetings.

· Receive, maintain, and stay current with USDA technical assistance and programmatic training.

· Develop long-term conservation plans to improve the natural resources of Iowa, including wildlife habitat and wildlife populations, and address all conservation needs on customer properties.

· Interpret soil survey maps, explain proper land use and recommend appropriate conservation measures to landowners in preparing plans.

· Help clients apply for financial assistance programs and provide service to existing contracts.

· Assist with status reviews, burn plans, mid-contract management plans, and provide site & situation specific technical assistance.

· Provide quarterly written reports on activities and accomplishments.

· Assist with public information activities as appropriate, including news article writing, workshops, field days and other activities.


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

· Proven ability to communicate clearly and effectively with landowners and partner agencies.

· Desire to provide high level of customer service to landowners and producers.

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

· A desire to learn and gain a thorough understanding of all relevant soil and water conservation programs; agronomic, engineering, hydrologic, biology, and forestry concepts, principles and practices, and/or program requirements and procedures.

· Knowledge of common herbaceous plants to Iowa and ability to identify them.

· Knowledge of agricultural landscapes, common farming and land use practices, and basic agricultural economics is desirable.

· Experience with Conservation Desktop and/or ArcGIS is desirable.

· Excellent verbal and written communication.

· Strong organizational skills and an ability to work well within a dynamic team.

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

· Able to obtain USDA Federal Security Clearance.

$38,000 to $42,000
How to Apply:

Combine your cover letter, resume, and three (3) references into one document (Word document or PDF) before uploading it to the “Resume” area of your application on our recruitment website at

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