Wildlife/Wetland Technician, Eastern Kansas

KS Dept. of Wildlife and Parks
Pleasanton, KS
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$15-$17/hr DOE Temporary low cost housing available.
Last Date to Apply
Responsibilities: Seasonal workers have the opportunity to put into practice on the ground wildlife habitat management techniques. Technicians will 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. This position is the perfect opportunity to learn more about and contribute to managing for wildlife across multiple diverse habitat types. Position will be open until filled.
Qualifications: Completed or enrolled in wildlife, fisheries, or other natural resource-related course of study preferred, but not required. Heavy equipment experience (tractors, skid loaders, etc.) 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. To apply: Send cover letter and resume to Joe Daniels at (joe.daniels@ks.gov) or Marais des Cygnes Wildlife Area, 16382 Vail Rd, Pleasanton, KS 66075, (913) 352-8941. Feel free to call or email with any questions.
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Joe Daniels, Assistant Manager
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