MN Habitat Project Specialist – 2 Positions: Morris & Fergus Falls, MN

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever
Morris & Fergus Falls, MN
Job Category
Full time Positions
Commensurate with Experience + Benefits
Last Date to Apply
Anticipated Start Date: June 1st - July 1st, 2021 Duties: • Identify, process, evaluate, and coordinate conservation easement acquisitions within the Morris and Fergus Fall Wetland Management Districts (WMD). • Work with the PF State Coordinator Fergus Falls and Morris WMD to develop, conduct, and manage restoration & enhancement projects that advance strategic goals. • Support Realty functions associated with securing conservation easements. • Coordinate day-to-day operations related to easement restoration projects, such as planning, design, permitting, installation and monitoring of contractor’s projects. • Assist in tracking budgets, preparing timely deliverables, and arranging staff and partner support for contract-funded habitat restoration and enhancement projects. • Provide timely updates and reporting on progress. • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Preferred Skills and Experience: • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in an environmental field such as ecology, environmental restoration or natural resource management or • 3-5 years’ experience working in a related field such as restoration ecology or natural resource management, and a demonstrated understanding of the scientific method. • Experience in wetland restoration including but not limited to surveying, restoration design, completing required permits, writing contracts and oversight of construction from start to finish. • Broad understanding of wildlife ecology, wetland and grassland management including the ability to utilize various habitat management tools in the development of management plans. • Computer, GIS, data analysis, and information management skills including the use of the MS Office suite. • Excellent written/oral communication skills. • Project management experience, including budget tracking and reporting, coordination of effective work teams, meetings, and partner engagement. • Strong organizational and coordination skills, multi-tasking ability, and attention to detail. • Ability to work independently with little supervision and with diverse clientele. • Valid driver’s license required; some use of personal vehicle required (mileage reimbursement provided) • Experience and understanding of prairie reconstructions. To Apply: Please combine your cover letter, resume, and 3 references into ONE Microsoft Word document or Adobe Acrobat PDF file before uploading to our Recruitment website at: If you have questions about this position, please contact Eran Sandquist, Minnesota State Coordinator for Pheasants Forever, with any questions: (320) 236-7755, Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled
Contact Person
Sarah Piotraschke
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