Private Land Conservationist II

Pheasants Forever
Sterling, CO
Job Category
Full time Positions
$40,000 annually (Paid hourly)
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
As an employee of Pheasants Forever Inc. (PF) the incumbent will work closely with Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and local PF chapters to promote, accelerate, coordinate and implement a variety of wildlife programs. Those programs include but are not limited to Federal Farm Bill programs (e.g., EQIP&CRP), CPW wildlife programs, and PF programs. Activities will include program promotions, contracting, contract modifications, site assessments, and program rankings. The incumbent will work closely with local PF chapters to provide wildlife related technical assistance. The incumbent will be supervised by PF State Coordinator and receive daily direction from NRCS.
Any combination of training and/or experience that will enable the applicant to possess the required knowledge, skills and abilities. A general qualification guideline for this position is a Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife Management, Range Management, or closely related natural resources field and/or related field experience. Experience working with private landowners and wildlife habitat planning is highly desirable. Strong communication and teamwork skills and willingness to engage with others individually and in groups. Ability to work independently with little supervision and with diverse clientele. Knowledge of wildlife ecology, riparian and grassland management including the ability to utilize various habitat management tools and techniques in the development of habitat management plans. Knowledge of conservation and wildlife programs provided by Federal (i.e., Farm Bill, US Fish and Wildlife Service, State agencies and PF). In addition, knowledge of how these programs are implemented in an agricultural landscape is desired. Ability to apply and use GIS tools (i.e., GPS, mapping programs, etc.). Knowledge of Public Land Surveying System (PLSS) and map reading. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong organizational skills. Ability to work in extreme weather conditions. Valid driver’s license required; work vehicle provided; some use of personal vehicle required (mileage reimbursement provided). Able to obtain USDA Federal Security Clearance.
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Michael Peyton
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