The Georgia Wildlife Federation, a 501c3 non-profit organization promoting the wise use of Georgia’s natural resources, is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of a Private Lands Biologist. The candidate selected for this position will be responsible for implementing a new longleaf pine ecosystem restoration project in the historic range of the longleaf pine in Georgia. Focus project counties include: Appling, Burke, Harris, Richmond, Jefferson, Glascock, Hancock, Washington, Baldwin, Wilkinson, Twiggs, Bibb, Houston, Peach, Crawford. This project is funded through a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Longleaf Stewardship Fund, which includes support from Southern Company. Program delivery is accomplished through a partnership between the Georgia Wildlife Federation and the National Wildlife Federation.

Specific duties include:

  1. Provide on-the-ground longleaf pine ecosystem establishment, restoration, and management technical assistance to private, non-industrial forest landowners.
  2. Provide general forestry and wildlife technical assistance and write management plans for private landowners.
  3. Develop, coordinate, and deliver presentations/education programs to landowners/resource professionals.
  4. Prepare project-related and general wildlife management articles for Georgia Wildlife Federation’s and National Wildlife Federation’s newsletters and website.
  5. Maintain project records and report associated information and accomplishments to supervisor and partners as needed and for periodic reports.
  6. Work cooperatively with other conservation organizations and agencies that are working toward longleaf conservation.

Qualifications include:

B.S. degree (minimum) in wildlife management, wildlife ecology, or related field. Joint degree(s) in wildlife/forestry preferred.

  • Experience or knowledge in sustainable forestry, longleaf ecosystem restoration and prescribed fire.
  • Experience working with private landowners.
  • Ability to communicate complex biological concepts to landowners and the public.
  • Knowledge of Farm Bill programs (e.g. EQIP, CRP).
  • Ability and willingness to work in a partnership.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Dependable transportation for conduct of business (mileage reimbursement provided).
  • Ability to travel frequently within the state and region.

Compensation / Employment Provisions:

Position Type: Full-time through July 31, 2020.  Employment beyond the project period is contingent on continuation of funding.
Salary Range: $38,000-42,000 (commensurate with qualifications and experience).

Inquiries:

Send a one-page cover letter and resume to:
Tiffany Woods, National Wildlife Federation
woodst@nwf.org

Deadline for inquiries: November 16, 2018

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