Website State of Iowa
Works with NRCS technical staff located in Area 1 (NW Iowa) to provide assistance to private landowners to voluntarily plan and implement conservation practices. Provides biological training to 24 NRCS/SWCD field offices as well as local conservation partners on current wildlife research, principals, and practices of fish, forest, and wildlife management.
- Provides technical support to 24 NRCS/SWCD field offices. Assist in designing prairie, wetland, and forest restoration projects and management plans.
- Works with private landowners to provide consultation on specific wildlife species habitat requirements and the establishment and management of habitat practices in accordance with available USDA conservation programs and established best management practices and scientific principles.
- Prepares oral and written reports to partnering agencies and for cost accountability and program tracking; including accomplishments, planning, budgeting, and other reports needed to meet administrative requirements of NRCS, SWCD, and IDNR.
- Reviews practice standards and specifications in the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide, and provide biological input to state personnel.
- Develop informational handouts marketing wildlife habitat conservation opportunities for landowners, NRCS/SWCD staff and DNR staff.
- Writes articles and conduct interviews for newspapers and radio stations, and gives public presentations to further the objectives of natural resource conservation with emphasis on wildlife and water quality issues.
- Investigates and reviews existing biological based research that impacts farm programs, wildlife programs, and watershed programs, and the current knowledge for their delivery. Provides findings to field office staff, landowners, partnering groups and other NGO’s to enhance and further agency goals and objectives.
- Advises NRCS technical staff and private landowners in formulating conservation plans that benefit wildlife and enhance wildlife habitat.
- Trains NRCS technical staff on wildlife habitat management techniques and their implications for wildlife populations.
- Prepares summaries of program accomplishments and assessments of cost effectiveness and effectiveness at achieving desired biological outcomes.
- Interprets and summarizes new and existing research findings to provide recommendations on new habitat restoration and management techniques and their expected outcomes.
- Must obtain/maintain a valid driver’s license.
- Knowledge of wildlife management techniques and the ability to perform techniques used to conduct basic wildlife management projects.
- Work outside under any type of weather conditions and to withstand physically demanding work.
- Knowledge of basic state and federal laws, rules, and regulations as they relate to wildlife resources.
- Must display a high standard of ethical conduct.
Company: State of Iowa
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Functions: Others
Job Location: Sioux City, IA, US
Application Deadline: N/A