**This is a temporary assignment expected to last until March 1, 2022**
The Partners Section of the Wildlife Division is primarily responsible for habitat development and restoration efforts, and access programs on privately owned lands.
Examples of Work
Under general direction, with limited supervision from Wildlife Biologists and District Manager, coordinate and implement public access program offerings (e.g., Open Fields & Waters). Activities include: Site assessment, habitat planning, contract coordination, reporting and posting signs. Assist biologists with implementation of the Focus on Pheasants (FOP) initiative in south-central and/or southwestern Nebraska (e.g., coordinate tall stubble initiatives, conduct wildlife surveys, etc.). Provide technical assistance of wildlife habitat enhancement techniques to private landowners. Work closely with other conservation agencies such as Natural Resource Conservation Service, Farm Services Agency, and Natural Resource Districts to assist with conservation planning and project design to benefit wildlife. Assist with or coordinate activities and projects within the agency as assigned. As an entry-level position, effort will be made to provide opportunities to collaborate/assist with other divisions to enhance background knowledge and experience within the agency.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: 15 semester hours or the equivalent of post high school coursework/training in fisheries management, wildlife management, natural resources and/or biology and 12 months experience in wildlife, recreation or fisheries management. Valid driver’s license or able to provide independent authorized transportation.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of local agricultural practices/land use as well as basic wildlife habitat management principles, goals and objectives. Ability to communicate effectively, work with little supervision and with diverse clientele. Computer skills (Excel, Access, GIS) highly desirable