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Habitat Specialist -Georgia (3 Positions)

Deadline:
Employer:
Quail Forever, Inc.
Job Field:
Forestry
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Wildlife
Other
Job Type:
Full Time
Location:
Georgia
Location Detail:
Albany
Job Description:

Overview: These positions are part of a partnership between the Georgia Department of Natural

Resources and Quail Forever, Inc. (QF). Under the direction of GADNR staff and the Habitat Specialist

Crew Leader, incumbents will conduct habitat management work on cooperating private land as well as

targeted public lands within designated priority geographies within Georgia as part of the state’s Quail

management program. These positions are full-time, permanent employees of Quail Forever and will

receive daily leadership from QF and GADNR staff. These positions will be located in the Albany, GA

area.

Duties: The incumbents will conduct wildlife habitat management practices throughout multiple priority

areas. Major responsibilities include:

• Implementing habitat management work on cooperating private landowners as well as public

lands that includes but is not limited to herbicide application, prescribed burning, native

grass/forb establishment, shrubby cover establishment, and timber stand improvement (hack and

squirt or chainsaw method)

• Procuring supplies and equipment

• Providing public information

• Participating in scientific field studies and surveys

• Attending/Assisting with prescribed fire and other habitat management technique trainings

• Performs other related duties as assigned

• Job may require odd hours and travel/time away from home

 

Qualifications:

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

• A basic understanding of environmental, agricultural and/or natural resource science. Education

may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the partners. Preference will be

given to candidates that possess a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in wildlife management.

• Experience conducting upland habitat management, prescribed burning, operating tractors and

agricultural implements (disking, mowing, planting food plots, etc.), identification and control of

noxious weeds and other undesired vegetation

• Safe transportation/hauling of equipment

• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues and partner agencies

• Ability to work independently with little supervision

• Knowledge of wildlife ecology, grassland management, and/or forest management including the

ability to utilize various habitat management equipment and tools in the development of wildlife

habitat

• Excellent verbal/written communication and organizational skills

• Valid driver’s license required

• Applicant may be required to obtain a CDL, private pesticide applicators license and prescribed

fire training

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• The following courses are preferred to have already been completed by applicant:

Course Title Course Number

Introduction to ICS I-100

Human Factors in Wildland Fire Service L-180

Firefighter Training S-130

Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior S-190

NIMS: An Introduction IS-700

• One year of experience conducting prescribed burns and/or timber stand improvement using

chainsaws or hack and squirt methods

• One year of experience applying herbicides to control undesirable species

• One year of experience operating tractors, discs, and planting equipment

Training and Experience Guideline: Any combination of training and/or experience that will enable

the applicant to possess the required knowledge, skills and abilities. One year of work experience in a

wildlife management or agricultural related job. Applicants who possess a Bachelor of Science Degree

in Wildlife Management or closely related natural resources field and/or related field experience is

preferred.

Salary:
$35,000 + Benefits depending upon qualifications and experience.

How to Apply:

Online Application Only:

 

www.pheasantsforever.org/jobs

 

Questions:

 

Paul Miles, Habitat Specialist Crew Leader, pmiles@quailforever.org or

Dr. Jessica McGuire, Working Lands for Wildlife Bobwhite Coordinator,

jmcguire@quailforever.org

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