The Wildlife Tech 3 will be responsible for management on Canoochee Sandhills WMA and other WMAs in the Fort Stewart-Altamaha Significant Geographic Area for longleaf pine, and will supervise a seasonal prescribed fire ecology crew. This work will include conducting habitat management that will benefit game and nongame species, rare species, and natural communities. The primary duty station will be Canoochee Sandhills WMA in southeastern Bulloch and southwestern Bryan Counties near Pembroke, but extended periods of travel with a seasonal fire crew will be required. The Wildlife Tech 3 will coordinate activities with other WRD staff and Interagency Burn Team partners. Primary responsibilities include prescribed fire planning and implementation, supervising a seasonal fire crew, assisting with fire training, conducting habitat assessments, controlling invasive species, assisting with timber management planning and operations, carrying out gopher tortoise habitat restoration and monitoring, reporting on the progress of restoration efforts, contributing to 50-year management plans, and operating and maintaining tools and equipment for habitat management.
Associate's degree in wildlife management or a related field from an accredited college or university AND One year of experience required at the lower level Wildlife Tech 2 (NRT011) or position equivalent OR completion of equivalent coursework (90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours) in wildlife management or related field from an accredited college or university AND One year of experience required at the lower level Wildlife Tech 2 (NRT011) or position equivalent OR High school diploma or GED AND Two years of experience required in the Wildlife Resources Division as a Wildlife Tech 2 (NRT011).
• 3 or more years experience in forestry, wildlife management, and/or prescribed fire with 1 or more years supervisory experience
• At least 2 years experience with prescribed fire, including firebreak prep, planning, burn operations, and post burn monitoring
• Experience in prescribed fire leadership, with the ability to attain Single Resource Boss in Wildland Firefighter status (NWCG qualifications including arduous pack test) and Certified Georgia Burn Manager status
• Experience with longleaf pine ecosystem restoration and ecological forestry practices, including knowledge of plant and animal species associated with the natural communities in the coastal plain of Georgia
• Experience with management of game and nongame wildlife (including rare plant and animal species), habitat management plan development, GIS, and GPS-enabled mapping programs
• Experience using and maintaining chainsaws, fire equipment, ATVs and UTVs, and heavy equipment used in habitat management
Download an application for employment at https://gadnr.org/careers/ and submit the completed application to the e-mail address highlighted below. Alternatively, a completed paper copy can be mailed to the following address: Georgia Department of Natural Resources Office of Human Resources ATTN: Recruitment and Selection 2067 US Hwy, 278, SE Social Circle, GA 30025