Deer Outreach Specialist – Missouri

Agency
QDMA/NDA
Location
This is a full-time, home-based position. Must reside in the northern half of Missouri.
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. Benefits include competitive health insurance, vacation, retirement, paid holidays, and flexible working arrangements.
Last Date to Apply
12/03/2020
Website
https://www.qdma.com/about/employment-opportunities/
Description
The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) and National Deer Alliance (NDA) collectively are seeking a qualified, self-motivated, and outgoing individual to serve as a Deer Outreach Specialist to: • Educate landowners and assist Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) staff with facilitation of the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) in northern Missouri. • Provide guidance to landowners on conducting deer population surveys or other data collection efforts to meet DMAP enrollment requirements. • Work with private landowners to establish and support wildlife management cooperatives in northern Missouri. • Conduct habitat management trainings for private landowners and help coordinate private land assistance programs with MDC staff. • Coordinate and assist with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) sampling trainings for landowners and deer hunters in northern Missouri. • Promote hunter recruitment (R3) and mentoring initiatives from both QDMA/NDA and MDC. • Participate in projects to promote wildlife conservation, conservation education and Missouri’s hunting heritage. • Increase awareness of QDMA/NDA by recruiting new members and sponsors. • Promote both QDMA/NDA’s programs and conservation partner programs. Additional Responsibilities Include: • Maintain close working relationship with MDC Private Land Conservationists and Private Lands Deer Biologist. Provide monthly updates on current activities and attend regional staff meetings whenever possible. • Assist with enrolling interested parties into DMAP. • Develop landowner cooperative newsletter for distribution at least twice per year. • Conduct annual statewide survey for cooperative participants. • Organize meetings on-demand for wildlife management cooperative leaders. • Host and assist with QDMA/NDA Field to Fork events annually. • Maintain close working relationship with other state and national QDMA/NDA employees. Employment is part of a two-person team in Missouri (north/south) and is a grant funded position with MDC, with contract terms of 3 years. Next 3-year interval starts July 2021 and has been confirmed. Start date will occur well prior to July 2021 and potential employment will at a minimum occur throughout the next 3 years of the contract (2021-2024).
Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in wildlife or related natural resource field. • Experience and working knowledge of deer hunting, deer management, and habitat management. • Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds. • Ability to engage and relate with hunters and land managers. • Ability to organize and coordinate educational events. • Well-developed written and verbal communications skills. • Sound computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. • Willingness to travel and work outside normal business hours. • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Contact Person
Matthew Ross
Contact Phone
518-886-1732 or 800-209-3337
Contact eMail
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