Fish and Wildlife Technician II – Kentucky

Agency
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
Location
Kentucky
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$2006.08/month (37.5 hrs. per week)
Start Date
08/01/2017
Last Date to Apply
07/15/2017
Description
The Fish and Wildlife Technician II positions will assist field personnel in both the KSNPC and Wild Rivers programs in the implementation plans on 63 preserves and selected natural areas. Extensive statewide travel,including routine and extended overnight travel, is necessary. The positions will be based out of Frankfort, KY. Duties include, but are not limited to, exotic species control, herbicide application, brush/tree removal, trail maintenance and construction, boundary posting, firebreak construction and assisting with fire management as a member of the burn crew. Individuals will also be responsible for the general upkeep of preserve parking areas, boundary patrol, preventative equipment maintenance, writing activity reports and occasional public contact. Selected candidates are may be exposed to biting/stinging insects, venomous snakes, poison ivy,and adverse weather conditions (precipitation, temperature and humidity extremes) etc. Individuals will often work in remote areas away from facilities and roads. The completion of these tasks will aid in the protection of rare species and the restoration of important ecological communities throughout Kentucky.
Qualifications
* Thirty credit hours in college biology, natural resources, or related field, or a high school diploma and one year of employment experience in natural resources.
*Must possess valid drivers license.
*Ability to safely operate and maintain equipment such as chain saws, string trimmers, leaf blowers, brush cutters, power tools, pump units, ATV and 4WD vehicles.
* Ability to do strenuous labor and lift and carry fifty pound objects (backpacks, etc.0 for long periods of time under adverse field conditions and uneven terrain.
* Willingness and ability to travel overnight for up to a week at a time (state vehicle will be provided, meals and lodging will be reimbursed).
* During burn season individuals must be on standby on weekends.
* Individuals should be self-motivated and able to work without direct supervision.
*Individuals with good plant identification skills are preferred.
Contact Person
Shaun Ziegler
Contact Phone
502-573-2886
Contact eMail
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