CONSERVATION PROGRAM TECHNICIAN | AGFC CONSERVATION PROGRAM TECHNICIAN

Dates:
Advertisement Opens: March 1, 2018
Advertisement Closes: March 16, 2018
Full Time:
Yes
Salary:
$31,052.00 - $53,657.00 Annually
Minimum Education and/or Experience:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of field experience in wildlife or fisheries management or forestry or land management, or a related area.

 

OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE HUMAN RESOURCES CHIEF.

Preferred Education and/or Experience:

NONE

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the procedures and methods used in documenting wildlife investigations.

Knowledge of the equipment and techniques used to maintain buildings,

grounds and equipment.

Knowledge of fish propagation, harvesting, cultivation, and maintenance activities.

Knowledge of tissue and blood sampling techniques used in collection research.

Knowledge of agricultural methods and basic land laws.

Knowledge of timber marking, land surveying, and other related forestry techniques.

Ability to collect samples of wildlife, perform fish hatchery, prepare reports, maintain files, and present oral and written information.

Ability to operate and maintain wildlife equipment.

Preferred Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Ability to work with diverse partners and user groups; computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office programs; basic knowledge of wildlife population management and habitat management and restoration techniques; knowledge of farm equipment and specialized agricultural practices.  National Wildlife Coordinating Group (NWCG) certified Fire Fighter Type 2 (FFT2) with a knowledge of prescribed fire.  Working experience using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is preferred.    

Postion Location:
City: To Be Determined
Office: Camp Robinson Special Use Area
Division: Wildlife Management
Job Summary:

The Conservation Program Technician is responsible for forest and fish propagation, fire prevention, cultivation, and harvesting activities and/or maintaining a wildlife management area. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

Typical Functions:

Inspects forest lands for damage by insects or disease, assists in implementing plans or recommendations for control measures, and prepares plans for site preparation or improvement of planting, harvesting, marketing, or wildlife use.

 

Conducts or assists in conducting research on collected samples, such as fish, blood, water, soil, and plant species, and examines animals and specimens to detect diseases or other problems.

 

Conducts agricultural and forest management activities on wildlife management areas, including preparing seed beds and plant foods; selects and marks trees for thinning and/or logging utilizing soil erosion control measures and maintains waterways, dams, and ponds.

 

Monitors and inspects public and private wildlife to ensure compliance with state regulations and trains various personnel in activities, such as fire safety, accident prevention, and maintenance and calibration of scientific and technical equipment.

 

Gathers, provides, and presents general and forestry educational information and training to various federal, state, local health officers, community organizations, and the general public.

 

Provides technical support and services for scientists and engineers working in fields, such as agriculture, environmental science, resource management, and biology.

 

Assists in conducting fish and game propagation and maintenance activities, including monitoring of spawning, hatching, incubation, sexing, and feeding.

 

Prepares reports pertaining to wildlife findings, conclusions and recommendations.

 

Cleans, maintains, prepares, and supplies work areas.

 

       Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Job duties will include extensive operation of agricultural equipment as well as the ability to participate in other habitat management activities including prescribed burning.  Daily activities include regular coordination and oversight of contractors.  Planning and coordination of habitat management activities.  Assistance with regional prescribed burning activities.  Assistance with wildlife program related data collection efforts and other duties as assigned.    

Certificates, Licenses, or Registrations:
Special Job Dimensions:
Other Specific Information:

All applicants are subject to a criminal background check.


As an equal opportunity employer, the Commission will make any reasonable accommodations necessary to ensure equal employment opportunities.