Under supervision of the area biologist, the Fish and Wildlife Management Foreman is responsible for coordinating activities of technical staff and implementation of daily operations, management and maintenance of the Taylorsville Lake Wildlife Management Area, Rolling Fork WMA, JC Williams WMA, Knobs State Forest and WMA, and Marion County State Forest and WMA.
Supervises and trains both permanent and/or seasonal technicians in operational, maintenance and habitat management activities. Communicates with general public, various agencies and department personnel to schedule and facilitate use of WMA facilities and resources.
Develop, implement and manage wildlife habitat practices on public lands. Prioritizes and disseminates daily work plans to technical staff. Supervises and conducts habitat management practices such as prescribed burning, no-till and conventional plantings and habitat manipulation.
Develops WMA plan for agricultural activities including sharecropping agreements.
Supervises and monitors regulated hunting activities, and other recreational uses of assigned areas. Collects hunter, harvest, and routine wildlife survey data. Assist with population monitoring surveys.
Works with agency personnel including educators and law enforcement in the operation and interpretation of the area.
Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree in biological, natural, or agricultural sciences. Experience in wildlife conservation or related field will substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
Highly qualified individuals will possess strong knowledge and experience in agriculture and the operation, maintenance, and light repair of agricultural equipment.
Must possess a valid driver's license prior to appointment and must be (and remain) eligible to hold a Commercial Driver's License.
Capable of working independently without supervision and able to handle multiple tasks at the same time. Willing to work flexible hours including nights and weekends.
Successful candidate will possess good management practices and be proficient with budget development and staff supervision.