Conservation Technician – North Carolina

Agency
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
Location
Halifax County, North Carolina
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
11.53 per hour/40 hour week, housing/utlities provided
Last Date to Apply
09/25/2017
Website
http://www.ncwildlife.org
Description
Work will involve the construction, maintenance, enhancement, or operation of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission’s infrastructure assets. Activities will be directed by a variety of inputs to include game land management plans, habitat management plans, species management plans, forestry management plans, maps and construction plans. The majority of work is performed outdoors, often in disagreeable or unpleasant conditions such as inclement weather, biting insects and extreme temperatures, and includes exposure to biological hazards, agricultural chemicals, hazardous chemicals, moving equipment and the hazards of traveling through forested areas or on open water. Employees conducting prescribed burns face hazards of controlling or fighting outdoor fires. Examples of Duties Performed -Operate heavy equipment in land preparation activities -Maintain vehicles and equipment -Apply pesticides and herbicides -Assist in wildlife and fish surveys through data collection -Assist with prescribed burns -Perform routine maintenance of access sites such as trash clean-up, mowing, and sign renovation -Plant and cultivate plants for habitat development -Perform marine construction using a variety of skilled trades -Set and anchor “danger” and “no wake” buoys and other aids to navigation -Maintain property boundaries
Qualifications
-Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing -Ability to operate and maintain power hand tools, small gasoline engines, and chainsaws -Ability to read maps and plans -General knowledge of various construction methods and practices -Knowledge of the types, habitats and habits of a variety of inland fish and wildlife species and their management -Working knowledge of dendrology and the equipment and techniques used in prescribed burns S130, S190, L180 certifications preferred Farm tractor operation preferred Please send cover letter, resume and three current references to samuel.byars@ncwildlife.org
Contact Person
Samuel Byars
Contact Phone
252-826-3215
Contact eMail
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