Job Responsibilities: Under general supervision, this position is assigned for maintenance duties on nine Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) in the Southwest GA Region and provides other public services such as technical guidance for nuisance abatement, habitat development, and issuing permits for wildlife removal. Specific duties include: implementing habitat management plans; utilizing heavy equipment and farm equipment; creation and maintenance of wildlife openings; prescribed burning; construction, placement, and maintenance of nest structures for a variety of species; planting trees and shrubs; maintenance of roads, buildings, gates and other structures; maintenance of property boundary and administration of managed hunts. Serves as after hours on-call person on a rotational basis for emergency response. Incumbent is also responsible for inventory and maintenance of major state equipment including tractors, farm implements, and other heavy equipment. This position also assists with all regional WMAs as needed with projects such as research and surveys, and quota deer, dove, turkey and waterfowl hunts.
Associate's degree in wildlife management or a related field from an accredited college or university
Completion of equivalent coursework (90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours) in wildlife management or related field from an accredited college or university
High School Diploma or GED
Two years of experience required in the Wildlife Resources Division as a Wildlife Technician 1 (NRT010) which included responsibilities in game or non-game management.
Preference may be given to applicants with:
1. Experience working currently for WRD/DNR
2. Employment history managing habitat for native wildlife
3. Experience operating heavy equipment
4. A four year degree in Wildlife Management or an equivalent Natural Resources Field
NOTE: Applicants must possess a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or be eligible to obtain a CDL. Those hired in a position requiring a CDL who do not possess a CDL will be expected to obtain a CDL within 12 months to perform their job.
If interested in applying for this position, please submit an electronic DNR application www.gadnr.org/careers for employment to the e-mail address below or mail a completed DNR application for employment to following address:
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Wildlife Resources Division
Office of Human Resources
2070 U.S. Hwy. 278, SE
Social Circle, GA 30025