Job Duties: Assist Hunting Access Enhancement Coordinator with initiation of the Block Management Program season. Organize and distribute supplies for seasonal and full-time staff. Utilize GPS units for public and private land signing in the region. Meet with landowners to implement specific details of new and existing block management agreements. Responsible for placing boundary and trail signs, distributing permission slip books, maps and signs to landowners, and installing hunter sign-in boxes in cooperation with landowners to help increase hunter awareness of current block management area rules. Regularly meet with landowners to discuss current block management area rules on a full-time basis during the hunting season. Check sign-in boxes on a weekly basis to determine current hunter use, restock permission slips and maps when necessary. Patrols block management areas on a full-time basis during the hunting season. Checks hunter compliance and provides violation information to enforcement personnel. Responsible for removing hunter sign-in boxes, collecting permission slip booklets from landowners, and developing a report on block management activities during the post season. Hours will vary and weekend and holiday work will be required.
Qualifications: Basic knowledge and understanding of Montana’s hunting heritage, hunting principles, rules and regulations. Understanding of basic ranching practices and agricultural communities is preferred. Must be capable of building necessary skills to maintain partnerships between hunting access, wildlife habitat conservation and agricultural values. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with diverse groups of people and personalities. Applicant must demonstrate the ability to work in a team atmosphere, with regional hunting access personnel, biologists and game wardens. Aptitude for building and maintaining interpersonal relationships with FWP staff, private landowners, the public and partner agencies. Applicant must be capable of explaining basic department principles and concepts in a simple, clear and effective way to members of the public. Ability to follow verbal and written assignments. Ability to prioritize and manage a range of tasks. Ability to work independently with little to no daily supervision in remote locations. Ability to learn basic situational awareness, perceive personal safety and safety of others is expected. A positive outlook and demeanor is preferred. Ability to operate a 4x4 pickup truck both standard and automatic transmissions. Other equipment duties may involve use of: fencing tools, basic construction tools, computer and GPS.