HABITAT FOREVER, LLC A Pheasants Forever Company

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Habitat Specialist Upper Minnesota River Basin (Yellow Medicine, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Renville, Lyon, & Redwood County) Application Deadline: August 22, 2014 Job  Description:    Continuing  the  function  of  an  ongoing  professional  service  to  landowners  in  the  Upper  Minnesota  River   Basin  through  Habitat  Forever/Pheasants  Forever.    The  UMRB  habitat  specialist  has  provided  an  outstanding  custom  operation   creating  quality  wildlife  habitat  for  eleven  years  (planting  warm  and  cool  season  grasses,  prescribed  burning,  maintenance   mowing,  food  plots,  invasive  tree  removal,  herbicide  treatment,  and  wildlife  management  plans).    The  Specialist  will  provide   “one  stop  shopping”  for  landowners  requesting  help  developing  or  enhancing  habitat.    Onsite  work  will  include:  equipment   transport,  site  preparation,  seed  mixing  and  planting,  mechanical  weed  control,  and  controlled  burning.    A  willingness  to  work   long  hours  when  needed.    Office  duties  will  include:  project  solicitation,  detailed  record  keeping,  time  and  budget   management,  promotion  and  education  best  habitat  practices,  Rx  burn  and  habitat  management  plan  writing.    Work  with   private  landowners,  local  Pheasants  Forever  chapters;  other  partners  will  include  state  natural  resource  agencies,  NRCS,  Soil   and  Water  Conservation  Districts,  and  other  local,  state  and  federal  agencies.     Minimum  Qualifications:      PF  is  looking  for  a  motivated  individual  with  the  ability  to  work  long  hours  in  the  field  during   peak  seasons  of  the  year.  Practical  experience  in  the  operation,  maintenance,  and  repair  of  equipment  including:  tractors,  grass   drills,  mowers,  ATV’s,  truck,  and  gooseneck  trailer  is  very  important.    Experience  with  practical  knowledge  establishing  diverse   native  grasslands,  including  maintenance,  and  management  of  grasslands.       Knowledge,  experience,  and  training  in  prescribed  burning  is  very  important.    2  years  of  farm  equipment  operation  is  required.     Applicants  must  have  a  basic  knowledge  of  Federal  Farm  Programs  that  directly  relate  to  habitat  building.    Applicant  must  be  an   innovative  and  resourceful  self-­‐starter  with  excellent  communication  skills  and  be  able  to  work  with  minimal  supervision.    Must   have  or  ability  to  acquire  CDL  Operators  License  and  pass  DOT  requirements.  Graduation  from  an  accredited  college  or   university  with  a  Bachelors  Degree  in  Fisheries,  Forestry  or  Wildlife  Management,  Biological  Sciences,  Agriculture  or  applicable   field  of  study  would  be  helpful  but  is  not  required.    Practical  field  experience  is  important.    This  is  a  demanding  but  rewarding   job,  the  right  individual  can  gain  incredible  experience  working  with  landowners,  agencies,  and  volunteers  building   conservation  projects  and  wildlife  habitat.     Core  Competencies  and  Special  Ability  Requirements:    We  expect  the  person  in  this  position  to  accept  varied  and   changing  responsibilities  in  the  job,  develop  and  sustain  cooperative  working  relationships  with  partner  agencies  and  the   public,  effectively  communicate  both  orally  and  in  writing,  develop  solutions  to  solve  problems,  employ  computer  technology   to  enhance  work  quality,  understand  needs  of  customers,  and  to  work  evenings,  Saturdays  and  Sundays  when  required.     Salary:    starting  salary  $36,000  -­‐  $38,000  depending  on  qualifications.     Closing  Date:  August  22,  2014     Anticipated  Start  Date:  September,  2014     To  Apply:    Please  visit  our  recruitment  website  at  www.pheasantsforever.org/jobs.    ONLY  ONLINE  APPLICATIONS  WILL  BE   ACCEPTED.    Upload  all  of  the  following  as  a  single  file  in  either  MS  Word  or  Adobe  Acrobat:  cover  letter,  resume,  three   references.    For  additional  information,  please  contact  Matt  O’Connor,  Habitat  Team  Coordinator,  at   [email protected]  or  at  (563)  926-­‐2357.     Pheasants  Forever  is  an  EEO  Employer/Vets/Disabled  

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