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Education and Experience: Experience equivalent to one year of fulltime wildlife conservation, forestry, farming or closely related work; qualifying coursework at an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.
Necessary Special Qualifications: Applicants for this class must:
Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.
Summary: Under general supervision, performs wildlife conservation work of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.
Distinguishing Features: This is the entry/working class in the Wildlife Technician series. Employees in this class perform wildlife conservation work in one of the following specialty areas: creel surveys, state lake operation and maintenance, fish attractor construction and fish data collection, wildlife area operation and maintenance, or hatchery operation and maintenance.
Communicating with Persons outside the Organization:
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices or Equipment:
Performing General Physical Activities:
Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment:
WMA Management & Maintenance:
Trout Unlimited is a national organization with 300,000 members and supporters organized into over 400 chapters and councils nationwide. These dedicated grassroots volunteers are matched by a respected staff of organizers, lawyers, policy experts, and scientists, who work out of more than 45 offices across the country. Our mission is to bring together diverse interests to care for and recover rivers and streams so our children can experience the joy of wild and native trout and salmon.
Trout Unlimited recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.
The field technician will report directly to the project manager and will be responsible for working as part of a restoration team to conduct instream habitat improvement, streambank stabilization, and aquatic organism passage projects. The field manager will have a lead role within the field team, including coordinating project logistics in remote areas. Candidates should have experience as a sawyer, preferably with US Forest Service certification. Projects implemented by the position will provide multiple benefits to cold-water fisheries and local communities including flood resiliency, improvement of aquatic habitat and water quality, and protection of aquatic health and biodiversity. The position will be based in Vermont and include travel throughout New England.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Portland, ME 04103
Discover your full potential. At Tetra Tech, we are collaborating with industry-leading experts for a sustainable future for our world. We combine consulting and engineering with advanced analytics and technology to solve the world’s most complex challenges. Our innovation hubs across the globe will enable you to share ideas and best practices while growing your professional network. Wherever you are in your career journey, you will benefit from working with world-class engineers, scientists, and technical specialists.
Tetra Tech’s commitment to hiring the best talent in the industry and helping them thrive professionally is stronger than ever. We are seeking a qualified Bat Field Technician for its Portland, Maine office location to support projects across the country for a 6-month seasonal position (March-August) with the potential to become a full-time position. The position will require living in New England and extensive travel across the east coast and potentially other areas of the U.S. The position involves field work and travel for 75 percent of the job. Effects on bat species and habitats resulting from renewable energy (i.e., wind and solar) and linear infrastructure (i.e., transmission and pipelines) developments are of specific interest. Acoustic surveys supporting presence/absence projects involving Indiana bats and northern long-eared bats, baseline acoustical monitoring, and habitat assessments are prominent.
We have an established Bat Program of 15 years with a strong team and great opportunity for mentorship and career development with projects across the country and opportunities to gain experience with other species and biological areas.
Responsibilities would include but not limited to:
Experience in the Following Areas is Desired for Potential Full-time:
Physical Demands & Work Environment:
As a Conservation Technician you will perform technical work involving the maintenance, restoration, and land management of 2,000 acres of conservation parklands. Work is performed according to adopted land management standards, such as Parks’ Land Management Plan and site-specific Habitat Management Plans, and established routines and schedules, such as quantifiable work plans, and prescribed burn plans. Work involves providing leadership to other Parks staff in the areas of natural area maintenance and improvements. The successful candidate will assist in training and orientation of new employees on job skills, safety procedures, and departmental rules, procedures, and practices. Winter operations involve maintaining high quality groomed cross-country ski trail system when weather conditions allow. General leadership provided by this position includes preparation of written reports and work plans, communicating assignments to crews, revising assignments as necessary, and making reports to the supervisor.
Standard work hours are 7:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday - Friday. Occasional evening and weekend hours will be required to conduct prescribed burns and winter maintenance operations.
Employees may be eligible for loan forgiveness through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
The City of Madison is an equal opportunity employer functioning under an affirmative action plan. We value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Black, Indigenous, people of color, women, trans, nonbinary, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply!
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities
Natural Areas Management
Grounds, Building, and Equipment Maintenance
Cross Country Ski Trail Maintenance
Other Related Duties as Required
If an applicant does not possess the specific requirements outlined above, HR will review the application materials to determine if the applicant possesses the following equivalent experience:
Two (2) years of experience in applying the following:
In this full-time position, the Biological Technician will work independently and/or as part of a team conducting field surveys to support energy infrastructure projects throughout the U.S. Primary duties may include threatened and endangered species habitat assessments, vegetation surveys, wildlife surveys, and/or other field activities (this may include environmental inspection). The work environment will consist of both urban and remote field settings, which may include work in adverse weather conditions, and in some instance's irregular and/or steep terrain. Field assignments will at times require work on weekends, multiple week shifts away from home, and regular work weeks in excess of 40 hours. Additional responsibilities will include assisting with technical document development for project planning and permitting.
This position is remote and field based.
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking to fill Park Ranger positions through the state of Idaho to provide education and information services for park visitors, maintain park facilities and grounds areas, and ensure compliance with park rules and regulations.
The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is an organization of dedicated and extraordinary people: people who are building parks and providing recreational opportunities that make the incredible quality of life we enjoy in Idaho and where the spirit and beauty of Idaho is preserved and available to all.
The mission of the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is to improve the quality of life in Idaho through outdoor recreation and resource stewardship. We are innovators in outdoor recreation, committed to excellent service and resource stewardship. We foster experiences that renew the human spirit and promote community vitality.
DO WHAT YOU LOVE, LOVE WHAT YOU DO.
We offer a competitive benefits package which includes excellent medical, dental and vision insurance. There is generous vacation and sick leave accrual that begins as soon as you start. There are ten paid holidays in a year; participation in one of the Nation's best state retirement systems; multiple saving plans and optional 401K; life insurance; wellness programs; ongoing training opportunities and more.
To learn more about Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation please visit: www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov
Example of Duties
Visitor Services and Resource Protection
This position will function as a Compliance Enforcement Officer who will assist with maintaining the peace and enforces rules within state parks.
These positions involve various skills including: public relations; natural resource management; park building and grounds maintenance; park and recreation rule compliance, and conflict resolution of visitor and user issues.
This position involves working nights, weekends, and many holidays, in all weather conditions, and with potentially caustic materials and pesticides. It also involves lifting items weighing 40 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds, bending, stooping, and climbing ladders.
1. Some knowledge of outdoor recreation and/or natural resource management;
2. Experience providing service to a variety of customers;
3. Experience supervising the work of others.
Specialty Minimum Qualification:
Some positions may require some knowledge of Cultural Resource Management.
Some locations may have one or more of the preferred qualifications below:
MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE
MAINE WARDEN SERVICE
The Maine Warden Service dates back to 1880, when the first wardens were appointed to enforce laws giving Maine’s moose and deer their first legal protection. The service’s first enforcement action occurred on March 12, 1880 when two men were apprehended for killing a doe in closed season. From this modest beginning, the Maine Warden Service now has a complement of 124 uniformed members and is the largest of three bureaus in the Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife. It consists of a control headquarters located in Augusta and five divisions with a varying number of districts. Division headquarters are located in Gray, Sidney, Bangor, Greenville, and Ashland. Each division is administered and supervised by a Lieutenant and sectional Sergeants. Warden districts cover the entire state; they are generally geographically smaller in southern Maine where the population is higher and larger in the more sparsely populated Northern sections.
Today, the Maine Warden Service is a modern, professional, highly effective law enforcement agency. Members are certified law enforcement officers who use state-of-the-art equipment, including four-wheel drive trucks, boats, snowmobiles, ATV’s, personal computers, a two-way radio repeater network, portable radios, fixed wing aircraft, and night vision equipment, in carrying out their responsibilities. In addition, the service maintains its own forensic mapping team, evidence recovery unit, dive team, K-9 unit, and aircraft fleet. These aircraft enable Wardens to patrol remote sections of their assigned districts, effectively respond to search and rescue situations, fish and wildlife enforcement, fish stocking, and oversee recreational boating activity.
GAME WARDEN JOB DESCRIPTION:
This is certified, uniformed, law enforcement work as a member of the Maine Warden Service, Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, protecting inland fish and wildlife resources and the safety of the public. A Game Warden’s work includes:
To be a successful Maine Game Warden, an individual must possess considerable knowledge of wildlife, hunting, fishing, trapping, and other related outdoor sports; a strong desire to work in law enforcement; self initiative and a willingness to work out-of-doors in adverse weather conditions, often without assistance. In all cases, a Warden seeks to promote good public relations and compliance with all fish and wildlife regulations.
Preference will be given to any candidate that currently holds an active, in good standing, Certification of Eligibility for Law Enforcement or any candidate that has passed the Law Enforcement Pre-Service training.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY FOR GAME WARDEN:
In order to qualify, you must:
YOU MUST ATTACH THE FOLLOWING WITH YOUR DIRECT HIRE APPLICATION:
Note: If you are only age 20, you must attach within the application proof of your associate degree or completed 60 credit hours of post-secondary education.
TESTING AND EVALUATION PROCESS FOR GAME WARDEN RECRUITMENT:
Because of the responsibilities and authority of a Game Warden, the selection process is extensive and thorough. The following outline summarizes the testing and screening process used to evaluate every applicant for Game Warden before a hiring decision is made. The Game Warden application process has changed from past recruitments and the following application and testing process involves multiple evaluation phases. You must successfully complete each phase in order to proceed to the next.
Current full time Maine State Law Enforcement Officers who are Basic Law Enforcement Training Program (BLETP) certified may be exempt from certain components of the application process. – However, BLETP certified candidates are required to have completed the MCJA PFT within a year of applying to this posting.