Conservation Specialist: Michigan

Agency
Kalkaska Conservation District
Location
Kalkaska Michigan
Job Category
Full time Positions
Website
http://www.kalkaskaconservation.org
Salary
38,000 - 41,000
Start Date
06/01/2017
Last Date to Apply
05/08/2017
Description
Conservation Specialist
Kalkaska Conservation District,
Kalkaska MI

Full time

Conservation District Description
The Kalkaska Conservation District is a local unit of State government with an elected board of directors that assists private and public landowners to manage their natural resources, providing practical, science-based solutions to ecological and environmental problems. Located in northwest lower Michigan, the district includes the headwaters of the Manistee, Boardman, and Rapid Rivers. Generally poor, well-drained soils support Maple-Beech hardwood forests, commercial Christmas tree plantations, potato farms and some grass fed beef operations. Deer hunting and trout fishing are popular recreational activities.
The Kalkaska Conservation District is presently staffed by its District Manager and a part time communications coordinator, in addition to our NRCS District Conservationist housed in Antrim County, and our MEAEP technician, housed in Missaukee County.

Job Description
The Kalkaska Conservation District is seeking to hire a full-time Conservation Specialist to provide a broad range of direct services to area producers, home owners, and property owners or managers. Riparian issues, wildlife habitat improvement and invasive species monitoring are three of the challenges the Conservation Specialist will address on a regular basis.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):
• Provide technical assistance with projects including research work, field surveys and delineations, data compilation and entry;
• Maintain accurate records including field notes, site photographs and GPS data;
• Prepare proposals for addressing wildlife habitat, forestry, soil erosion, invasive species control, and other ecological restoration activities;
• Provide technical and design assistance for other ecological protection or restoration related projects;
• Work independently or with others as appropriate.  

Education and experience required
A bachelor's degree in the life sciences with an emphasis on applied science (e.g.: applied ecology, conservation biology, ecology, or equivalent).

Additional skills, qualifications, and experience preferred
• Familiarity with northern Michigan native and invasive plant and animal species
• Experience conducting fieldwork and biological analyses
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• Basic office skills, such as Microsoft Office programs
• Valid driver's license and ability to operate a vehicle off road

Salary range
$38,000 to $41,000 based on qualifications and experience.
The district provides additional stipends for both retirement and health insurance.

To Apply (by May 8, 2017)
References are not requested as part of the initial application. Please send a cover letter and résumé or CV to Mark Randolph, District Manager Kalkaska Conservation District

mark.randolph@macd.org

Electronic submission is preferred but not required. Paper submissions may be mailed to

Mark Randolph, District Manager
Kalkaska Conservation District
PO Box 2068
Kalkaska MI 49646-2068
Qualifications
A bachelor's degree in the life sciences with an emphasis on applied science (e.g.: applied ecology, conservation biology, ecology, or equivalent).

Additional skills, qualifications, and experience preferred
• Familiarity with northern Michigan native and invasive plant and animal species
• Experience conducting fieldwork and biological analyses
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• Basic office skills, such as Microsoft Office programs
• Valid driver's license and ability to operate a vehicle off road

To Apply (by May 8, 2017)
References are not requested as part of the initial application. Please send a cover letter and résumé or CV to
Mark Randolph, District Manager
Kalkaska Conservation District

mark.randolph@macd.org

Electronic submission is preferred but not required.
Paper submissions may be mailed to

Mark Randolph, District Manager
Kalkaska Conservation District
PO Box 2068
Kalkaska MI 49646-2068
Contact Person
Mark Randolph
Contact Phone
(231) 632-1007
Contact eMail
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