Conservation Specialist - Long-billed Curlew Project |
Title: Long-billed Curlew Conservation Specialist
Supervisor: Northern Rockies BCR Coordinator
Location: Belle Fourche, SD; Hettinger, ND; or Baker, MT (To be determined)
Application Deadline: May 31, 2013
- Develop and implement landowner outreach, program promotion, contract coordination, conservation planning, conservation plan modification, site assessment and reporting for appropriate portions (focal areas) of a 32-county area in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.
- Disseminate outreach materials developed by ABC regarding the habitat needs of curlews, and provide technical assistance for wildlife habitat enhancement techniques to private landowners.
- Meet with local partners to influence habitat management efforts and participate in statewide habitat meetings.
- Assimilate regional information on Long-billed Curlew breeding areas, in conjunction with ABC staff and local partners.
- Assist in coordinating technical assistance efforts. Implement specific conservation programs to improve wildlife habitat.
- Assist or coordinate activities and projects as assigned by supervisor relevant to ABC and the SWCDs.
- Other duties as assigned.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with landowners and partner agencies.
Ability to work independently with little supervision and with diverse clientele.
Knowledge of range science, agricultural landscapes, wildlife ecology, wetland and grassland management including the ability to utilize various habitat management tools in the development of management plans.
Knowledge of conservation and wildlife programs provided by federal (i.e. Farm Bill, US Fish and Wildlife Service), state, & local entities. In addition, knowledge of how these programs are implemented in an agricultural landscape is desired.
Excellent verbal and written communication.
Strong organizational skills.
Valid driver’s license required; some use of personal vehicle required (mileage reimbursement provided).
Able to obtain USDA Federal Security Clearance.
Training and Experience Guidelines:
- Any combination of training and/or experience that will enable the applicant to possess the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
- A general qualification guideline for this position is a Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife Management or closely related natural resources field and/or related field experience.
- Salary and Term of Employment: This is a 15-month position (July 2013 – September 2014), with a possibility of extension.
Please send a cover letter and resume by May 31, 2013 to: firstname.lastname@example.org