Non-Career Wildlife Assistants (NCWA) & State Worker 4s (SW4): Michigan

Agency
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Location
Allegan State Game Area, 4590 - 118th Avenue, Allegan, MI, 49010
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Website
http://www.michigan.gov/dnr
Salary
NCWA - $16.08, SW4 - $8.90
Start Date
04/24/2017
Last Date to Apply
03/15/2017
Description
Those hired will assist with maintaining the State Game Area in Allegan County. Tasks may include habitat maintenance such as mowing of fields or treatment of invasive species, operation of tractors with implements, vehicle barrier installation/maintenance, maintenance of shooting range, office cleaning, lawn care, sign posting, equipment/building maintenance, waterfowl banding, wildlife sample collection, crop damage inspections, and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
Required
· Education: Educational level typically acquired through completion of high school.
· Experience: No specific amount or type is required.
· Possess a valid driver’s license.
· Will be required to have a medical examiner’s certification (health card) as an employee that will operate a vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight rating (GVWr) of 10,001 pounds or more, or a combination vehicle with a Gross Combination weight rating (GCWr) of 10,001 pounds or more. The cost of the medical examination will be covered by the State of Michigan.
· May be assigned duties that require the application of pesticides which would require certification or registration as a pesticide applicator in compliance with the Pesticide Control Act of 1976.

Desired
· Education: Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate. Possession of or working towards a degree in Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biologist, or a related field.
· Flexibility to work various hours and dates, up to 40 hours per week, including some weekends.
· Ability to work independently and to communicate well with co-workers and the public.
· Knowledge and experience operating agricultural and construction equipment
· Knowledge of the safe operation and maintenance of hand tools, power tools, and chainsaws.
· Knowledge or experience relating to wildlife or DNR programs.
· Knowledge and ability to identify Michigan flora and fauna
· Ability to accurately read a map
· May be assigned duties that require the application of pesticides, which may require certification or registration as a pesticide applicator in compliance with the Pesticide Control Act of 1976.
· Possession of a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
· Ability to work outdoors all day in various types of weather.

Screening Criteria:
· Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate.
· Possess a valid driver’s license.
· Experience operating tractors and farm implements, hand tools, power tools, and chainsaws.
· Experience operating and maintaining chainsaws.
· Possession of or working towards a degree in Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biologist, or a related field.
· Experience working for any wildlife related agency.
· Experience identifying Michigan flora and fauna.
· Possession of a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
· Possess Pesticide Certification

How to Apply

Please fill out the application form attached through the provided link:
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dnr/PR7123e_DNR_NONCAREER_ EMPLOYMENT_APPLICATION_423655_7.dotx

Submit a cover letter, resume, and completed DNR application form (Form PR-7123e) to the Allegan State Game Area, 4590 – 118th Avenue, Allegan, MI 49010 no later than March 15, 2017 at 1:00pm. ATTENTION: Maria Albright. The application materials may also be faxed to 269-686-9156 or emailed to millerj76@michigan.gov.

Note: Civil Service Rule 2-7 requires that all newly hired state employees submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test prior to their actual start.
The Department of Natural Resources is an equal opportunity employer.
If you have any questions, please contact James Miller or Keith Kluting at 269-673-2430 or millerj76@michigan.gov.
Contact Person
James Miller
Contact Phone
269-673-2430
Contact eMail
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