Private Lands Biologist-Washington

WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Prosser, WA
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Full time Positions
3,684.00 - $4,832.00 Monthly
Last Date to Apply
The Private Lands Biologist is responsible for the implementation of Wildlife Program goals, objectives, and assignments within Region 3 (Benton, Franklin, Yakima, and Kittitas Counties). Under the direction of the Senior Biologist, the Private Lands Biologist partners with private landowners to improve, protect, and restore fish and wildlife habitat on their property through technical expertise and incentives provided by Federal and State conservation programs. This position is the primary local WDFW liaison with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Services Agency (FSA), and Conservation Districts. This position provides a key role in building positive relationships with landowners who significantly influence wildlife, habitat, and recreation in areas where little public land exists. The incumbent also works to obtain public hunting access to private property and administers the WDFW Private Lands Hunting Access Program across Region 3. Please follow the link to learn more about the duties and how to apply.
Qualifications Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in wildlife management, natural resource science, environmental science, soils, agronomy, range science/management, or a closely related field. Note: A Master's degree or above in an applicable field will substitute for one year of the required experience. Professional Experience/Abilities: Three years of professional experience in habitat management and/or facilitating government agriculture programs. Please follow the link to learn more about the duties and how to apply. Preferred/Desired Qualifications: Experience working with USDA and Farm Bill programs, specifically CRP, SAFE and EQIP. Experience working with private landowners in a rural or agricultural setting. Familiarity with shrub-steppe ecosystem and plant species. Experience working with or using private lands hunting access programs. Certified USDA Conservation Planner.
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