Public Lands Manager I - Position 235919
This permanent, full-time unclassified position is located in the Public Lands Division, Region 3 and is directly
supervised by Brent Konen, Public Lands Manager II.
This position assists in the management of El Dorado Wildlife Area and Butler State Fishing Lake. Responsibilities
include the construction, maintenance and repair of area buildings, equipment, roads, ditches, dikes and boat
ramps; estimates materials, prepares specifications, procures materials and tools, schedules & inspects projects;
oversees/conducts habitat development work including vegetation control, regulation of water levels in wetlands,
timber management, planting and cultivating crops, grasses, and shrubs to provide food and shelter for wildlife;
plans, assigns, conducts agricultural leasing on the wildlife area; coordinates and directs the work of seasonal
employees in developing, improving and maintaining habitat at assigned properties; responsible for day-to-day
field operations and repair of facilities, equipment and grounds; promotes wildlife conservation through public
speaking, writing and general contact. The primary duty station for this position will be El Dorado Wildlife Area
near El Dorado, KS.
BENEFITS: Beginning hourly salary, $21.15/hour; group health and life insurance; retirement; optional
deferred compensation, dental and vision options; holidays; and sick and vacation leave.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree in fisheries science/management or wildlife
science/management. Candidates with a minimum of twelve months of natural resource management
experience are strongly preferred. The successful candidate must pass a background check and possess a
valid driver’s license.
HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants must register with the State of Kansas by completing the personal
information registration form to obtain their State of Kansas Applicant ID Number. This form may be completed
online at http://www.da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment/ Qualified applicants may apply by submitting ALL of the
1) a letter of interest, which includes your State of Kansas ID Number;
2) a detailed resume; including a valid email address;
3) transcript material (copies of official transcripts or unofficial student copies are acceptable as long as degree
4) KDWPT employment application located at http://www.ksoutdoors.com/news/KDWPTInfo/
5) an authorization to release information form** located at http://www.ksoutdoors.com/news/KDWPTInfo/
**Please note, this form must either be witnessed and signed by a Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks
and Tourism employee or signed in front of and notarized by a notary public. We reserve the right to
conduct a background check on all qualified applicants.
6) Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a
State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website at
http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to
determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants
are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in
accordance with Executive Order 2004-03.
Application materials should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or may be sent to Human Resources
Office, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, 512 SE 25th Avenue, Pratt KS 67124, phone
number 620-672-5911. Incomplete applications will not be considered. A complete application packet
must be submitted for each position. We no longer make copies of previous applications. Submitted
application materials will be reviewed in Pratt to assure that the position minimum requirements are met, and
those meeting the minimum requirements will be forwarded to the respective division for interview selection.
Applicants are notified whether or not they are selected to interview. The interview is generally a one-time,
panel interview consisting of position-specific questions for all applicants (same questions for each applicant),
with the selection being made after all candidate interviews are completed.
Veterans’ Preference Eligible (VPE): Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a
“veteran” under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum requirements of the position.
The veterans’ preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled with the best qualified
candidate as determined by the appointing authority. Additional VPE information can be found at
http://da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment/veterans.htm Applicants claiming veterans’ preference for the first time
must mail a copy of your DD-214 to the Office of Personnel Services, 900 SW Jackson, Room 401-N, Topeka
KS 66612, or FAX to 785/291-3715.
DEADLINE TO APPLY – POSTMARK: June 30, 2017
The Americans with Disabilities Act ensures your right to reasonable accommodations during the
employment process–individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if
reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process. Equal
Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Veteran’s Preference Eligible.