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TX CRP Coordinating Wildlife Biologist - Lamesa

Company: Pheasants Forever
Location: Lamesa
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

The Habitat Organization
CRP Coordinating Wildlife Biologist
Domicile Location: NRCS Service Center, Lamesa, Texas (or nearby Service Center)
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Anticipated Start Date: May 2022
Overview & Job Duties:
The incumbent will work in a joint capacity with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Quail Forever (QF), and State and Federal partners across multiple counties within the Texas Panhandle to promote, accelerate enrollment, coordinate, and implement the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), along with other wildlife-related conservation programs available through the Farm Bill and partnering organizations. Activities will include program promotion (workshops and one-on-one meetings), contract coordination, conservation planning, conservation plan modification, site assessment, and reporting. In addition, the incumbent will provide conservation technical guidance, including wildlife habitat enhancement techniques, and conservation program delivery, to private landowners and public organizations within partner identified priority areas, as appropriate.
Other duties will include: 1) Work with local chapters of QF and other local partners to increase habitat management efforts and participate in regional and statewide habitat meetings as assigned; 2) Assist or coordinate activities and projects with QF and NRCS; and 3) Provide leadership and support for outreach activities including direct collaboration with project managers, and through landowner field events, inter-agency partnership training meetings, and other communication efforts.

  • Conservation Planning
  • Conservation Plan Mapping
  • Conservation Assessment Ranking Tool Analysis
  • Forage Inventory
  • Grazing Scheduling
  • Program Status Reviews This position will be an employee of, and supervised by Pheasants Forever, Inc. & Quail Forever, with daily instruction and leadership provided by QF and NRCS. This position will be located within the USDA NRCS Service Center in Lamesa, Texas (or nearby Service Center).
    Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Ability to be part of multiple teams and, where appropriate, provide coordination and leadership working with a diverse set of partner organizations and individual landowners to achieve conservation objectives at multiple scales (individual land parcel to state-level) and through the work of others.
    • Knowledge of wildlife ecology, prescribed fire, and grassland, wetland, and early succession habitat management.
    • Ability to convey the use of various habitat management tools in the development of management plans.
      • Knowledge of conservation and wildlife habitat programs provided by federal (i.e. Farm Bill, US Fish and Wildlife Service), state, and local entities. In addition, knowledge of how these programs are implemented in an agricultural landscape is desired.
      • Practical experience with agricultural systems, farming, and ranching.
        • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with landowners, partner agencies, and colleagues.
        • Ability to work independently with little supervision and with diverse clientele.
        • Excellent verbal and written communication.
        • Strong organizational skills.
        • Demonstrated leadership abilities with a high degree of self-motivation.
        • Proficiency with ArcPro or USDA Conservation Desktop, and GPS.
        • Conflict resolution skills.
        • Valid driver's license required; some use of personal vehicle may be required (mileage reimbursement provided).
        • Must be able to obtain USDA Federal Security Clearance.
          Education and Experience Preferred: A minimum requirement for this position is a Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife Management or closely related natural resources field AND three (3) years of relevant experience. Wildlife Society Certification and graduate work will also be considered. Applied prescribed fire experience is encouraged. Proven experience working with USDA Farm Bill programs (i.e. EQIP, CSP, ACEP, CRP and CREP) is preferred.
          Starting Salary: Commensurate with Experience + Benefits
          Application Requirements: Please combine a cover letter that outlines your interest in the position and your qualifications, along with a detailed resume, and 3 references, into one MS Word document or Adobe Acrobat PDF file before clicking on the blue APPLY button at the bottom or upper right corner and uploading to the "Resume" area of your application on. For a complete list of current job openings, please visit our Recruitment website at: www.pheasantsforever.org/jobs (our benefits summary is also viewable on our website).
          If you have further questions, please contact: Thomas S. Janke, Texas PF/QF State Coordinator, 830-220-9742.
          Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with disability, or any other category that may be protected by law.

Keywords: Pheasants Forever, Midland , TX CRP Coordinating Wildlife Biologist - Lamesa, Other , Lamesa, Texas

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