Job Announcement: Range & Wildlife Conservationist in Oregon
November 16, 2016
Job Title: Range & Wildlife Conservationist
Location: Ontario, Oregon
Applications Due: Nov. 28, 2016
Summary: This position is part of a collaborative effort among the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Intermountain West Joint Venture, and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to further the delivery of the NRCS Sage Grouse Initiative and associated Farm Bill conservation programs. This hire will be an ODFW employee based in the Ontario, Oregon NRCS office with daily instruction and leadership provided by NRCS.
The Range and Wildlife Conservationist will provide rangeland, biological/wildlife technical assistance to agriculture producers and landowners for Sage Grouse Initiative conservation programs. Major roles and responsibilities are to:
• Provide technical assistance (wildlife biology and range conservation focus) and guidance to landowners, government agencies, non-government organizations (NGO’s) and others.
• Coordinate the implementation and application of biological sciences within the conservation programs in cooperation with the local NRCS District Conservationist and others.
• Complete contracts, applications and other required documentation for Farm Bill conservation programs requiring biological and rangeland science expertise in cooperation with the partners.
• Communicate program requirements, complete site visits to determine eligibility and develop contracts/plans for applicants enrolling in USDA conservation programs or other state and local conservation programs for the protection, restoration and enhancement of sage grouse habitat.
• Coordinate and participate in field work activities for sage grouse habitat project implementation and work with agricultural producers.