Under direct supervision, this position is assigned for maintenance duties on four Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) in the Southwest Region, north work team (Hannahatchee, Elmodel, Flint River and Chickasawhatchee WMAs). Specific duties include: implementing assigned task in annual WMA work plans; utilizing heavy equipment and farm equipment; creation and maintenance of wildlife openings; prescribed burning; placement and maintenance of nest structures for a variety of species; planting trees and shrubs; maintenance of roads, buildings, gates and other structures; maintenance of property boundary and administration of managed hunts. Incumbent is responsible for maintenance of equipment including tractors, farm implements, and other heavy equipment. Collects important biological data for population monitoring of deer, turkey, and avian populations as well as disease monitoring of important wildlife species. Depending on training and experience, may provide other public services such as technical guidance for nuisance abatement, habitat development, and issuing permits for wildlife removal in assigned counties or serve as after hour on-call person on a rotational basis for emergency response.
High school diploma or GED AND One year (2 semesters) of Biology.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Preference may be given to applicants with: Experience working for the WildlifeResourcesDivision Employment history in wildlife management Experience working with heavy equipment, plumbing, electrical, and/or carpentry One year of college coursework including biology and wildlife management
NOTE: Applicants must possess a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or be eligible to obtain a CDL. Those hired on a position requiring a CDL who do not possess a CDL will be expected to obtain a CDL within 12 months to perform their job.
NOTE: Applicants that previously applied from DNR Vacancy Announcement # 50 - 2016 isstill being considered and do not need to re-apply
If interested in applying for this position, please submit an electronic DNR Application for Employment to the e-mail address highlighted below or mail a completed DNR Application for Employment to the following address: Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division ATTN: Connie Hopkins 2067 US Hwy. 278, SE Social Circle, GA 30025