Work as part of the unit team to restore and maintain habitat on public land. This includes performing a variety of semi-skilled maintenance and technical tasks.
• Assist with tree and brush removal habitat practices with the use of chainsaw and skid loader with various attachments
• Assist with prescribed burning on wildlife management areas.
• Assist with the maintenance of the unit facilities and repairs to equipment.
• Assist with the establishment of food plots and restored prairie using agricultural tractors and implements.
• Work to repair damaged infrastructure and help with the construction and maintenance of parking lots, access lanes and roads.
• Aid in the collection of tissue samples from White-tailed deer in the investigation of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).
*Housing is provided with this position.
• College graduate with a degree in wildlife biology, animal ecology, or another closely related natural resource field.
• Able to withstand physically demanding work, including navigating rough terrain, walking at least 3 miles a day, carrying heavy equipment, frequent lifting, bending, and hauling.
• Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
• Able to travel on overnight duties.
• Work with minimal supervision; demonstrate responsible behavior and attention to detail.
• Must have a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
• Able to work alone or as part of a team, with the public, in all conditions, on weekends, holidays, nights, and evenings as required.
• Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
• Must be available for all interviews and training as required.
• Follow policy and cooperate with supervisors and co-workers.
• Exhibits honesty and integrity.
• Displays a high level of initiative, effort and commitment towards completing assignments efficiently.
• Experience and training with chainsaws and first aid/CPR preferred but on the job training is available in first month of position.