Responsibilities: Participate in all aspects of wildlife and habitat management of 7,600-acre Marais des Cygnes
Wildlife Area and 4,600-acre La Cygne Lake and Wildlife Area. Seasonal workers will gain
experience in intensively managed wetlands and bottomland hardwood forests. Seasonal worker
hired for this position will likely be heavily involved in water level manipulation, wetland
management, prescribed burning, and woodland management.
Tasks include: Wetland management, operation of water pumps, prescribed burning, tree removal with
chainsaw, operation of tractors and agricultural implements (disking, mowing, planting food crops,
etc.), operation of skid loader with stump grinder and/or forestry cutter, timber stand improvement,
litter removal, control of noxious weeds and other undesired vegetation, sign maintenance, etc
: Completed or enrolled in wildlife, fisheries, or other natural resource-related course of study
preferred, but not required. Interest in, and knowledge of farming, construction, waterfowl,
wetlands, and/or bottomland hardwood forests will be considered in candidate selection. Must be
physically fit and able to perform demanding tasks in a variety of outdoor conditions. Must have a
valid driver license.