Wildlife Private Lands Technician

Iowa Department of Natural Resources
The position will be located in one of the following offices: The USDA Service Center located in Rockwell City, Sac City, or Jefferson, Iowa.
Job Category
Full time Positions
$20.79 - $30.81 Hourly $1,663.20 - $2,464.80 Biweekly $43,243.20 - $64,084.80 Annually
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Make contact with private landowners through personal contacts, referrals from NRCS technical staff, and informational meetings. From these contacts, develop long term plans to improve wildlife habitat and wildlife populations on their properties. Practices implemented also improve water quality and reduce soil erosion. Provide information regarding Federal, State, and local programs that are available for funding assistance. Work with USDA from FSA and NRCS to deliver cost-shared conservation practices on private lands. Assist NRCS staff in preparing applications for funding assistance under ACEP, EQIP, and CRP federal cost-share programs. Develop habitat management plans for the installed conservation practices including burn plans and mid-contract management plans. Review conservation plans with landowners to ensure all standards of the conservation practices are met. Oversee the implementation of wildlife habitat management activities on farms enrolled in the Iowa Habitat and Access Program (IHAP) for a multi-county area in western Iowa. Install appropriate signs and other access facilities necessary to provide responsible public use of IHAP sites. Conduct habitat information programs and workshops with County Conservation Boards, Federal Conservation Agencies, Non-governmental conservation organizations, farm and landowner groups, county fairs, and other events to explain wildlife habitat management practices appropriate to private land. Prepare informational packets for interested landowners with aerial photos locating wildlife habitat management practices that can be implemented to improve specific wildlife species on their land. Carry out public relations activities to provide information and education to the public about the Wildlife Bureau including the Private Lands Program and other assigned duties.
Selectives 901 Wildlife Biology 6 months’ experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both. Minimum Qualification Requirements The equivalent of three years of full time experience involving facilities maintenance in plumbing, electrical, and/or heating and cooling, or technical work in a biological, horticultural, conservation, or natural resources program; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting 30 semester hours of college level course work in a biological or natural resources program for each year of the required experience; OR employees with current continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes the equivalent of 12 months of full-time experience as a Natural Resources Technician 1 shall be considered as qualified.
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Brian Hickman
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