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Temporary Conservation Technician – Durham County, NC
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
Last Date to Apply
This is a temporary 11 month position.
Primary work responsibility involves assisting with habitat development on game lands, general maintenance of Public Boating Access Areas, Aids to Navigation and Fishing Areas, and assistance to agency programs conducting various wildlife and fishery surveys as designated by the Wildlife Resources Commission. A considerable amount of work will consist of operating farm tractors, crawler tractors, mowers and other heavy equipment and trucks. Applicant must be willing to operate this type of equipment. This employee participates in work to enhance wildlife populations through cultural practices to restore or improve native habitat. A considerable amount of time will be involved with prescribed burning, managing wildlife openings, creating early successional habitat, restoring altered ecosystems and waterfowl habitat management. Infrastructural duties will include but are not limited to maintenance of roads, dikes, trails, game land boundary, docks, piers, navigation aids and parking areas. Duties also include participation in the development of work plans, maintenance of records, assisting with wildlife surveys, and general maintenance of equipment and facilities while under the direction of the Team Leader.
The majority of work is performed outdoors, often in disagreeable or unpleasant conditions such as inclement weather, biting insects and extreme temperatures.
Examples of Duties Performed
-Operate heavy equipment in land preparation activities
-Maintain vehicles and equipment
-Apply pesticides and herbicides
-Assist in wildlife and fish surveys through data collection
-Assist with prescribed burns
-Perform routine maintenance of access sites such as trash clean-up, mowing, and sign renovation
-Plant and cultivate plants for habitat development
-Perform marine construction using a variety of skilled trades
-Set and anchor “danger” and “no wake” buoys and other aids to navigation
-Maintain property boundaries
-Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing
-Ability to operate and maintain power hand tools, small gasoline engines, and chainsaws
-Ability to read maps and plans
-General knowledge of various construction methods and practices
-Knowledge of the types, habitats and habits of a variety of inland fish and wildlife species and their management
-Working knowledge of dendrology and the equipment and techniques used in prescribed burns
-Preferred Minimum Education; Associate Degree in wildlife, fisheries or forest management from an appropriately accredited institution.
-Possess a current Drivers License
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