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District Biologist/District Forester Multiple States 5/16/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a District Biologist or District Forester position overseeing NWTF conservation program delivery in the Pacific Northwest.  The exact area of responsibility is to be determined but potential states of responsibility could include Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.  The primary objective for this position is to help achieve the conservation mission, and goals and objectives of the NWTF’s Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative.   This is accomplished through strategic alignment of State and District activities in partnership with other NWTF field staff, NWTF volunteers, state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), major gift contributors and corporate partners.  “The work of the District Biologist/District Forester should focus on both the maintenance and expansion of conservation delivery in the District resulting in the development of new partnerships, innovative matching fund sources and an efficient and effective investment of NWTF resources through the selection of quality projects”.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

·      Represents the NWTF at state & district meetings

·      Assists with coordination of the Hunting Heritage Super Fund and serves on the Super Fund Committee for their respective state(s), assists regional directors with chapter development activities, and assists Directors of Development in prioritization of focal landscapes along with associated PR materials and marketing

·      Works closely with state and federal wildlife agencies: may include serving on the state’s wild turkey committee, attending agency and commission meetings, partnering on hunting heritage programs, and collaborating on large-scale habitat conservation projects on public and private lands

·      Works closely with US Forest Service, State Forestry agency and NRCS in the development and delivery of conservation strategies and projects through stewardship agreement, Good Neighbor Authority, Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) projects as well as other delivery tools. May also include participating in Forest Plan Revision review, serving on district-level forestry committees and in meetings with forestry partners.

·      Tracks important hunting and conservation related regulations and legislation, land use planning and policy within the district. Communicate regularly with State Chapter President and NWTF Volunteer Relations staff and may serve as the NWTF Policy lead for the district.

·      Identifies funding sources to support conservation delivery objectives.  These might include grants, contracts, donations, sponsorships and special game permit auction proceeds.

·      Provides relevant information to NWTF staff, volunteers and Communications Department for promotion, marketing and awareness of district STH2 priorities and activities.  Contributes to Turkey Country magazine / Turkey Call television, NWTF state newsletters, websites, blogs, etc. as requested.

·      Other Functions: Position will assist in development / review of research projects, administers projects, assists state agency with wild turkey trap and transfer activities, assists Regional Directors with chapter development and outreach activities, and works with Development staff on major gift fundraising opportunities

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS This position reports to the Conservation Field Manager for the Northwest Area.  Position will serve as the work leader for contractors working on conservation projects within the district and will be responsible for contractor monitoring/oversight on specific project activities. 

QUALIFICATIONS

·         Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in a natural resources related field and a minimum of two (2) years of professional experience, and/or a Master’s Degree or equivalent OR a Bachelors degree in forestry from a SAF-Accredited Program, and a minimum of two (2) years of professional experience, and/or a Master’s degree or equivalent.  

·         Employee must possess a solid working knowledge of game and non-game species habitat management in the ecosystems where they will be working and a solid working knowledge of ecosystems and forest management within district of work 

·      Ability to work independently without close supervision and ability to determine work priorities daily, weekly and monthly to maximize time efficiency is required  

·      Must have good public speaking and presentation skills for both technical and nontechnical audiences 

·      Basic computer skills such as e-mail, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft office

·      Strong knowledge of wildlife habitat management, population management, harvest management and research techniques AND/OR strong knowledge of forest management and associated research techniques

·      Knowledge of wildlife population dynamics,  knowledge of wildlife capture, monitoring and handling techniques in addition to accepted forestry practices

·      Ability to identify tree species, wildlife species, shrubs and invasive species within the district and to read, understand and keep abreast of wildlife research and management peer-reviewed journals

·      Ability to navigate in remote and rural areas, communicate with land managers and provide advice to agency workers in the field

·      Must be willing to incur moderate travel within respective state(s) and district including overnight stays of 3 to 5 nights or more

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

·      Masters degree and three (3) or more years of professional experience

·      In-depth knowledge of wild turkeys, big game or upland game birds

·      Able to meet the requirements for a TWS Associate or Certified Wildlife Biologist OR able to meet the requirements for SAF Certified Forester or Registered Forester status 

·      Experience managing large projects with multiple objectives

·      Experience working with major gift contributors

·      Policy and legislative experience

·      Experience working with State and Federal agencies, and corporate / industry partners

 

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS

Applicant must be able and willing to:

·      Work alone in a diverse range of climatic and topographic conditions including extreme hot and cold temperatures, biting insects, and snakes, possibly in remote areas with limited access and amenities and other extreme conditions as warranted 

Walk several miles per day in the conditions described above and drive and/or ride long distances frequently 

Salary:

DOE


Apply By:7/15/2018

Phone:8036377314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net

Mailing:

https://nwtf.applicantpro.com/jobs/


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Assistant Professor of Game Ecology and Management Texas 5/2/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Stephen F. Austin State University

Location:Nacogdoches, Texas

Job Description:

The Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture is seeking an assistant professor in the area of Game Ecology and Management. This is a nine-month, tenure-track appointment with strong potential for summer employment. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the forest wildlife management major concentration in the B.S. in Forestry degree program. Possible courses to teach include Introduction to Wildlife Management, Forest Wildlife Habitat Management, and undergraduate and graduate electives in the successful candidate’s area of expertise; successful candidate will also participate in a summer field-based course for undergraduate forestry students. It is expected that the successful candidate will be active in research and contribute to a nationally recognized applied wildlife research program. This includes advising M.Sc. and Ph.D. students, developing extramural sources of funds, and publishing in peer-reviewed journals. We seek an individual that can complement existing areas of expertise within the college, particularly in the ecology and management of waterfowl and/or upland bird game species. Participation in outreach and service is also expected, including involvement with appropriate student organizations in the College.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D., completed by the date of hire, in wildlife ecology, wildlife management, or a closely related field. Candidates should demonstrate: (1) a strong commitment to teaching, student advising and professional development; (2) evidence of ability to secure grants and develop and manage a competitive research program; and (3) a publication record, including publications in refereed journals. Expertise and experience in the study and management of game species is required; expertise in avian ecology and waterfowl and/or upland game bird management is preferred. A basic understanding of and appreciation for applied forest or range management is strongly encouraged.

Application: All applications must be submitted online at https://careers.sfasu.edu: (1) a letter of application including summary of academic training, professional experience, qualifications, and teaching and research interests related to the position; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) names and complete contact information (including phone and email addresses) of three references; and (4) transcripts of all college or university work (attached as “Other Document”). Applications will not be considered complete until all documents have been received. Official transcripts will be required prior to interview. Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

For More Information Contact:
Dr. Daniel Scognamillo, Associate Professor and Chair, Faculty Search Committee
Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture
P. O. Box 6109
419 East College Street
Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches, TX 75962-6109
Phone: 936-468-5993
Email: dgscognamillo@sfasu.edu


Apply By:6/1/2018


Posted By: KBrasher