The Private Lands Wildlife Biologist (PLWB) program is a partnership between the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (Bird Conservancy) focused on delivering wildlife conservation programs on private lands in northwestern Colorado. The program provides technical resources to landowners and other land managers to more fully incorporate wildlife conservation on their private lands. By integrating Bird Conservancy technical resources with NRCS and partner funding mechanisms and technical capacities, the PLWB partnership supports a collaborative and human-focused approach to private lands conservation. The PLWB will implement this work in grassland, sagebrush and wetland/riparian communities and focus on providing technical assistance that complements landowner objectives and enhances and restores bird and other wildlife habitat; and special emphasis will be placed on implementing CPW’s State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP). Currently, the Bird Conservancy PLWB partnership operates in six western states (Colorado, New Mexico, Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Montana) and Mexico (Chihuahua). PLWBs succeed through direct and meaningful relationships with landowners and supported by NRCS incentives provided through US Farm Bill and other habitat enhancement programs. This position will be located in northwestern Colorado (Steamboat Springs field office location preferred) and will require travel throughout the region. This is a full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package.
• Deep and practical understanding of habitat restoration, ecology and land management with emphasis on upland birds, including sagebrush and grassland species.
• Knowledge of northwestern Colorado flora and fauna.
• Working knowledge of rangeland health and management.
• Knowledge and confidence to implement wildlife habitat projects on a landscape scale.
• Working knowledge of US Farm Bill programs.
• Ability and desire to work with a diverse group of people including state, federal, and non-governmental resource professionals, agricultural producers and other community representatives.
• Motivated self-starter who is comfortable working independently under remote supervision.
• Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
• Valid state driver’s license and ability to travel throughout the landscape on a regular basis, often to remote locations in inclement weather or adverse conditions.
• Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
• Willingness to perform administrative work in a controlled environment/office setting.
• Working knowledge of MS Office and GIS software is desirable.
• Bachelor’s degree (M.S. preferred) in a conservation field (e.g. wildlife biology, ecology, human dimensions of natural resources, rangeland ecology, etc.).
Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references in one document via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title “Last Name_First Name_PLWB_Steamboat_2017.” Microsoft Word or PDF files only. Applications must be received by August 1, 2018 to receive full consideration.
For more information, contact Adam Beh via email at email@example.com or by phone at (970) 482-1707 x12.