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This position will serve as the Young Forest Wildlife Biologist, working with private landowners and on public land to improve forest habitat for young forest species: create and manage contractor list for alder mowing; schedule and direct alder mowing; assist with NRCS eligibility determinations; schedule and direct contractors on USFWS Partners for Fish and Wildlife projects to meet DNR in-kind obligations.
This position will also serve as the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Wildlife Biologist: coordinate outreach and educational programming within the targeted CWD surveillance area; draft press releases, informational materials, newsletter articles; coordinate information transfer between the Department and interested groups of the public; collect deer tissue samples in the targeted surveillance area to achieve annual surveillance quotas.
Other duties include: conduct wildlife survey efforts; respond to nuisance and injured wildlife calls; support the DMAP program within the 2-county work area; conduct habitat management operations in forest and wetland habitats; mow trails and openings; inventory, spray and mow invasive plants; maintain and operate small power equipment, chain saws, and mowers.
- Knowledge and experience with wildlife ecology and habitat management.
- Good organizational skills, ability to work independently and with a team in office setting or under adverse field conditions.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Valid driver's license
- Knowledge or experience of habitat improvement projects and strategies
- Experience operating and maintaining chainsaws, tractor/mower, ATVs, and small power tools
- Experienced or certified in pesticide application
- Education, training or experience in a natural resources field
- Experience working independently with minimal supervision
- Education or training in wildlife management or closely related natural resources field
- Experience with public speaking and developing programs, news releases, and social media.
- Experience field-dressing deer, collecting biological samples.
- Experience using Microsoft Office products.