Habitat Specialist -Georgia (3 Positions): Albany, GA

Agency
Quail Forever, Inc.
Location
Albany, GA
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$35,000 + Benefits depending upon qualifications and experience.
Start Date
09/01/2022
Last Date to Apply
08/12/2022
Website
https://www.pheasantsforever.org/jobs
Description
Overview: These positions are part of a partnership between the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Quail Forever, Inc. (QF). Under the direction of GADNR staff and the Habitat Specialist Crew Leader, incumbents will conduct habitat management work on cooperating private land as well as targeted public lands within designated priority geographies within Georgia as part of the state’s Quail management program. These positions are full-time, permanent employees of Quail Forever and will receive daily leadership from QF and GADNR staff. These positions will be located in the Albany, GA area. Duties: The incumbents will conduct wildlife habitat management practices throughout multiple priority areas. Major responsibilities include: • Implementing habitat management work on cooperating private landowners as well as public lands that includes but is not limited to herbicide application, prescribed burning, native grass/forb establishment, shrubby cover establishment, and timber stand improvement (hack and squirt or chainsaw method) • Procuring supplies and equipment • Providing public information • Participating in scientific field studies and surveys • Attending/Assisting with prescribed fire and other habitat management technique trainings • Performs other related duties as assigned • Job may require odd hours and travel/time away from home Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities: • A basic understanding of environmental, agricultural and/or natural resource science. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the partners. Preference will be given to candidates that possess a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in wildlife management. • Experience conducting upland habitat management, prescribed burning, operating tractors and agricultural implements (disking, mowing, planting food plots, etc.), identification and control of noxious weeds and other undesired vegetation • Safe transportation/hauling of equipment • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues and partner agencies • Ability to work independently with little supervision
Qualifications
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities: • A basic understanding of environmental, agricultural and/or natural resource science. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the partners. Preference will be given to candidates that possess a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in wildlife management. • Experience conducting upland habitat management, prescribed burning, operating tractors and agricultural implements (disking, mowing, planting food plots, etc.), identification and control of noxious weeds and other undesired vegetation • Safe transportation/hauling of equipment • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues and partner agencies • Ability to work independently with little supervision
Contact Person
Paul Miles, Habitat Specialist Crew Leader, pmiles@quailforever.org or Dr. Jessica McGuire, Working Lands for Wildlife Bobwhite Coordinator, jmcguire@quailforever.org
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