Positions are generally 40 hours per week and either three or six months in duration. Typically 15 to 20 positions are available each year. The exact number of positions available and starting dates will not be known until shortly before the application deadline.
-Seasonal employee duties include routine land management duties on wildlife management areas (fencing, signing, establishment of wildlife food plots, controlled burning, noxious weed control, mowing, tree planting and various habitat improvement functions) by use of ATVs, UTVs, tractors and various other equipment.
-Computer data entry.
-Performing equipment maintenance.
-Signing PLOTS tracts.
-Other associated work.
-Overnight travel required (vehicles provided). Expenses while away from main work station will be reimbursed per policy (includes motel and meals).
-Individual must be able to work long, irregular hours mostly outdoors in varying weather conditions.
Applicants must complete the online application. Applicants must upload a resume letter of interest. Applicants may upload a transcript.
Closing Date: February 12, 2018 – or until filled.
Please indicate any affiliations you have with professional and college level organizations, and any certifications that you hold, such as a ND Commercial Public Pesticide Applicators License, Commercial Public Driver’s License, CPR Training, etc.
Positions are available at Williston, Bismarck, Dickinson, Riverdale, Devils Lake, Jamestown and Lonetree (Harvey) district offices in North Dakota.
Applicants must be accepted to, enrolled at, or a graduate of, a college or university majoring in a wildlife, range management or natural resource management program or closely related science degree. Students should be in good academic standing with knowledge of basic fish and wildlife management principles and practices, or range management/natural resource management and basic computer skills. Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds and possess a valid driver’s license.
Basic skills/knowledge required for these positions include the ability to operate farm equipment with minimal training, ability to operate ATVs, the ability to work alone with limited supervision and the ability to represent the Department in a professional manner.
Certification for ATV operation and as a commercial pesticide applicator is required within the first 30 days of employment.