• Non-Career Wildlife Assistant 1 (719 hrs) - This position will work out of the Cass City Wildlife Field Office conducting deer and goose damage inspections for Tuscola, Huron and Sanilac counties as needed. Tasks include meeting with farmers and inspecting damage, mailing deer damage permits and kill tags, and keeping detailed records. Assist with Deer Management Assistance Permit applications along with taking deer heads and other specimens to the DNR disease lab at MSU as needed. This position will also assist with game area maintenance, goose and duck banding as needed.
• Education: Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate.
• Experience: Operating and maintaining hand/power tools and lawn equipment, and/or tractor and farm implements, and/or heavy equipment
• Possess a valid driver’s license.
• May be assigned duties that require the application of pesticides, which may require certification or registration as a pesticide applicator in compliance with the Pesticide Control Act of 1976.
• Will be required to have a medical examiner’s certification (health card) as an employee that will operate a vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight rating (GVWr)
of 10,001 pounds or more, or a combination vehicle with a Gross Combination weight rating (GVWr) of 10,001 pounds or more. The cost of the medical examination will be covered by the State of Michigan.
• May require possession of the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) issued by the Secretary of State as required by Public Act 346 of 1988 to operate a designated state vehicle.
• Education: Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate
Possession of or working towards a degree in Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biologist, or a related field.
• Ability to operate and maintain tractors and farm implements and heavy equipment
• CDL and Pesticide Applicators License
• Flexibility to work various hours and dates, up to 40 hours per week, including some weekends.
• Ability to work independently.
• Ability to communicate well with co-workers and the public.
• Knowledge of the safe use of hand and power tools.
• Knowledge or experience relating to wildlife or DNR programs.
• Knowledge of the safe use of agriculture and construction equipment.
• Ability to accurately read a map.
• General office work, including basic computer knowledge, photocopying, answering telephones, etc.
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