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KS Habitat Specialist

Job Field:
Job Type:
Full Time
Location Detail:
Kansas- Marais Des Cygne Wildlife Area
Kansas – Tuttle Creek Wildlife Area
Job Description:

 These positions are part of a partnership between Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) and Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever (PFQF). The incumbents will conduct habitat management work on the Marais Des Cygne or Tuttle Creek Wildlife Management Areas. They are full-time, permanent employees of PFQF and will receive daily leadership from KDWP Wildlife Area Managers. These positions not only provides professional services but also prepares employees for potential advancement in the natural resources field by providing training in planning, management, and implementation of habitat practices. 


Duties: The incumbents will assist with all aspects of managing the assigned wildlife management areas. Major responsibilities include and vary depending on duty station:

  • Supervising and implementing habitat management work on public lands which will include but is not limited to prescribed burning, mechanical tree removal with skid steer, food plot establishment, brome conversion, native grass establishment, dove field management, and herbicide application.
  • Participating in scientific field studies and surveys which will include spotlight deer surveys, pheasant crow counts, quail whistle counts, pheasant and turkey brood surveys, fall covey counts, and waterfowl surveys. Incumbent may assist other biologists and divisions with sampling, surveys, and other duties.
  • Coordinating agricultural permits and habitat plans using GIS.
  • Participate in habitat management of intensely managed wetlands with a focus on moist soil management.   Including wetland draw downs, water pumping, use of a variety of water control structures, wetland design, infrastructure repairs and maintenance, soil disturbance techniques, flood response, row crop production, and use of large array of tools and equipment to meet management objectives. 
  • Procuring supplies and equipment.
  • Supervising and participating in the construction, maintenance and repair of area buildings, equipment, and roads.
  • Providing public outreach. 
  • Participating in training and evaluation of seasonal employees.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • 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.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues and partner agencies. 
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and organizational skills.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
$37,440/year, starting salary + benefits (see our benefits summary at

How to Apply:

 Please combine your cover letter, resume, and 3 references into a single Word Document or PDF File before clicking the blue 'Apply' button and then uploading to the “Resume” section of your application on our Recruitment website at: (our benefits summary is also viewable on our website).

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