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Hunting & Shooting Sports Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation Coordinator - Arkansas Arkansas 5/9/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:  The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a term limited (3-yr minimum), full-time coordinator position overseeing hunting and shooting sports recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3) programs in the state of Arkansas.  This position is a cooperative effort between the NWTF and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) and will be responsible for coordinating and collaborating with various partnership organizations to assess gaps in current hunting and shooting sports R3 programming.   The position will have statewide duties with a preferred living location in central Arkansas.  The coordinator will be responsible for implementing efforts to develop and coordinate clear and measurable pathways for hunting and shooting sports R3 in Arkansas.  Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned as needed.


Essential Functions:

·      Create a framework for collaboration between stakeholders that provides the foundation for enhanced communication and coordination of hunter recruitment programs based on models of success

·      Work in coordination with existing hunting and shooting sports outreach staff in Arkansas to expand capacity for programs that fill gaps in R3 efforts

·      Work with NWTF outreach coordinators within the 8 AR districts to facilitate collaborative efforts

·      Develop a mentoring coalition focusing stakeholder efforts on common goals

·      Assess the various gaps that exist in recruitment pathways in Arkansas

·      Expand capacity within new and current stakeholders for programs that fill current gaps in recruitment, retention and reactivation efforts 

·      Develop tools to enhance the identification of potential participants for hunting and shooting sports outreach efforts

·      Utilize “R3 Tracker” to assess existing programs

·      Submit press releases through partner media outlets to publicize the partnership and any hunting/shooting programs or events.

·      Develop an R3 steering committee and coordinate bi-annual meetings to report accomplishments and guide position direction

·      Assist in blending of the National Hunting and Shooting Sports R3 plan with state efforts

·      Write an Arkansas step-down plan based on the Council to Advance Hunting and Shooting Sports national plan.  The plan will include strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis of current state programs, the development of a strategic plan with goals and objectives, action items, a timeline to implement the plan and metrics to gauge success

·      Assist the NWTF AR State Chapter with the implementation of the R3 strategic plan objectives within the “Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.” program. Specifically, coordinating and expanding mentored hunts

·      Align new and existing mentoring efforts/outreach programs with models of success

·      Coordinate efforts to evaluate current and new programs

·      Develop mentored hunting clubs (social networks) with key partners including youth and family organizations; coordinate efforts to reengage lapsed hunters

·      Maintain data matrix to monitor hunting demographics in Arkansas for program analysis

·      Work with Hunter Outreach Coordinators to create and implement a template for mentor selection and development in Arkansas

·      Assist with various programs where applicable, including: NWTF and other partner education/outreach programs, expos, mentored hunts, Becoming an Outdoors-Woman/Family, Outdoor Discovery Programs

·      Maintain close working relationship with local and state volunteers and agency staff



·      Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in an science-related natural resources field, education, or communications

·      Experience in performing above or similar duties

·      An understanding of Arkansas conservation organizations, hunting, fishing and shooting sports, and local/National hunting and shooting sports partnership efforts

·      Understanding of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation

·      Ability to work irregular schedules including some weekends, evenings and overnight stays

·      Excellent communication and organization skills

·      Ability to work with limited supervision, self-motivated and able to motivate others

·      Able to work with diverse audiences

·      Experience preferred in administering and coordinating outdoor education programming, partnership development and support, and volunteer management 

·      Knowledge of current R3 efforts both locally and Nationally

·      Ability to think and act both creatively and strategically to further hunting and shooting sports R3 efforts

·      Experience with strategic planning and leading diverse stakeholder groups in planning efforts


Application Deadline:  May 31st, 2017


Excellent health and retirement benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience.


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Apply By:5/31/2017


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Posted By: Lisa Wart

Forester - South Dakota South Dakota 5/17/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Rapid City, South Dakota

Job Description:

The National Wild Turkey Federation is seeking qualified candidates for a forester position, to be located in Rapid City or Custer, South Dakota.  The position will be a cooperative position and will be responsible for promoting forest & riparian management on private lands in the Black Hills region of South Dakota.  This is a full time, 3 yr. term position with the potential to extend the term. 


GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Assists partners in promoting management of privately owned forested lands and riparian areas for multiple resource benefits, including forest health, wildlife habitat, fuels reduction and water quality; provides forestry assistance to private landowners, communities and public agencies to achieve optimum environmental, economic and social benefits from forest resources; implements silvicultural practices and delivers technical assistance and financial assistance programs under the direction of cooperating partners.


·         Provide multiple resource management planning that addresses significant forest and riparian health concerns on private lands through the delivery of technical assistance and available federal and state financial assistance programs

·         Develop consensus among partners and provide recommendations for working in oak, aspen and other hardwood stands and riparian areas to ensure these critical habitats are included in private lands management planning

·         Work with local conservation districts to identify and plan multi-partner landscape level conservation projects

·         Provide expertise related to management of wildlife habitat beneficial to wild turkeys, elk, deer and other wildlife species with emphasis placed on forest health, including forest thinning, proper grazing regimes and riparian improvements

·         Prepare and implement forest management plans based on accepted silvicultural practices

·         Prepare forest management project contracts, providing specifications and prescriptions for thinning, mastication, slash treatments, and other forest management activities

·         Obtain Tree Farm Inspector Certification and work to promote and maintain certification of Tree Farms in the region

·         Develop and deliver innovative forest management techniques to landowners and cooperators through workshops, written materials, field days and educational programs

·         Provide internal review and input as requested on need, purpose and design during all stages of USDA-NRCS program forest management project planning and implementation

·         Promote awareness and collaboration of state, federal and local conservation programs and planning, and acquire project support through engagement with conservation organizations, local conservation groups, industry and local communities

·         Develop relationships and working partnerships with the USDA-NRCS offices, USDA-U.S. Forest Service, SD Game Fish and Parks Dept., SD Dept. of Agriculture Resource Conservation & Forestry, Conservation NGO’s, County Weed and Pest Management, County Commissioners, Private Forest Industry, Mountain Pine Beetle Conservation Leaders Group, Mountain Pine Beetle Working Group and Tree Farm committee



KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Preferred candidates will possess experience working in ponderosa pine ecosystems, riparian communities and knowledge of wild turkeys, forest wildlife and their habitat requirements; knowledge of forest entomology, pathology, forest management and planning for major silvicultural types of the region; knowledge of basic surveying principles, map reading and GIS/GPS technology, ArcGIS skills; ability to apply professional scientific techniques to the land for which responsibilities are assigned; ability to effectively cooperate with private landowners, the general public, cooperators and peers; skills in the use and operation of forestry field equipment and ATVs; skills in communicating both orally and in written form to convey clear, persuasive messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others; proficient skills in the use of Microsoft Office applications



·         Demonstrated knowledge of forestry and wildlife biology

·         Strong organizational skills and capability to work independently with little direct supervision

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills

·         Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from a SAF-Accredited Program or other natural resource degree with a strong forestry emphasis, or relevant experience (Applicants with a Master’s degree in forestry or education/experience in wildlife management are preferred).  Or applicant must be within two months of graduating with a degree as listed and secure degree before date of hire.

·         Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Outlook



Salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package.  To apply: please visit the NWTF website at



Apply By:7/17/2017


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Biological Science Technician Wisconsin 4/13/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Location:Washburn, Wisconsin

Job Description:

This position will be located on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest with a duty station of Washburn, Wisconsin.  This position offers a challenging career opportunity for an individual seeking experience on a busy and complex National Forest that is rich in natural and cultural resources. The incumbent will be responsible for representing botanical and ecological resources while providing technical and field support to the District Ecology, Botany, and Wildlife Programs.


Please note that this outreach notice has also been posted to the outreach database.  You can access the database through your HR Dashboard homepage:  Outreach information for this position is also available on line at: or by following this link directly to the listing:


The vacancy announcement for this position is expected to be posted to around the week of April 17, 2017.


Apply By:5/31/2017


Posted By: Linda Parker

Full-time Whitetail Ranch Hand New York 3/1/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Whitetail Ranch

Location:Hudson Valley, New York

Job Description:

We are a 1400 acre whitetail ranch located in the Hudson Valley, NY.

To assist with the daily running of the property we are looking to employ a full-time ranch hand. Must be a self-starter and willing to learn all aspects of ranch management and maintenance. This position is suited to an individual that has initiative and can work as part of a small team and unsupervised. Must be able to oversee guided hunts, maintain property, and have animal husbandry skills and mechanical ability.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Food plot maintenance and planting
Animal husbandry
Camera surveys
Ecology maintenance
Machinery operation and servicing
General grounds and property maintenance



Must have a good work ethic and friendly personality
Current driver’s license
Mechanical ability
Guiding knowledge and or experience
Ability to work as part of a team and as an individual.


Remuneration is based on experienced and includes accommodation and utilities.

Apply By:6/1/2017

Posted By: Dept WFA

Summer Intern Tennessee 3/7/2017 +

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Location:Tennessee, Tennessee

Job Description:

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Apply By:6/7/2017

Posted By: Evelyn