Holly Shelter Conservation Technician I

Description of Work
NC Wildlife Resources Commission Mission Statement:
To conserve North Carolina's wildlife resources and their habitats and provide programs and opportunities that allow hunters, anglers, boaters and other outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy wildlife-associated recreation.
Visit www.ncwildlife.org for more information about careers. The agency employs approximately 650 employees.
Internal, WRC only
This position requires Occasional travel for meetings or assisting with regional/statewide projects or assistance to other agencies travel with rare overnight stays.
Primary work responsibility involves assisting with habitat development on game lands, general maintenance of Public Boating Access Areas, Aids to Navigation and Fishing Areas, and assistance to agency programs conducting various wildlife and fishery surveys as designated by the Wildlife Resources Commission. A considerable amount of work will consist of operating farm tractors, crawler tractors, mowers and other heavy equipment and trucks. Applicant must be willing to operate this type of equipment. This employee participates in work to enhance wildlife populations through cultural practices to restore or improve native habitat. A considerable amount of time will be involved with prescribed burning, managing wildlife openings, creating early successional habitat, restoring altered ecosystems and waterfowl habitat management. Infrastructure-related duties will include but are not limited to maintenance of roads, dikes, trails, game land boundary, docks, piers, navigation aids and parking areas. This position will remove existing degraded structures and prepare new sites and subgrades. This position will repair decking or structural support replacement to docks, repair concrete walkways and ramps, form-work, casting steel reinforcement concrete abutments, set pilings and carpentry associated with frame and deck fabrication and assembly. Duties also include participation in the development of work plans, maintenance of records, assisting with wildlife surveys, and general maintenance of equipment and facilities while under the direction of the Wildlife Technician Supervisor.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
Minimum requirements include a working knowledge of the practical techniques and procedures involved in wildlife management, working knowledge of wildlife habitats and species requirements, ability to operate and maintain equipment and vehicles used in wildlife management, ability to plan collection efforts and accurately collect field data, ability to accurately analyze field data, ability to prepare written reports, and the ability to communicate effectively. Management prefers excellent knowledge of the principles and techniques of wildlife management; excellent knowledge of land and forest management and agricultural practices; excellent wildlife and plant ID skills; the ability to conduct wildlife surveys and collect scientific data; good communication skills; the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with crew members, other staff, cooperating agencies and organizations, and the general public; the ability to utilize personal computers with MS Office, internet explorer, e-mail, and other software to complete a variety of job assignments; operation of GPS units and associated GIS software; the ability to operate a wide variety of equipment to include agricultural machinery, large commercial highway vehicles w/trailers, heavy equipment, ATVs, fire pumper units, weather instruments, watercraft, chainsaws, welder, 2-way radios, power hand tools and shop tools, as well as traditional hand and mechanical tools; ability to capture and handle wildlife including the use of explosives and rocket nets.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Graduation from a two year technical college with an Associate Degree in wildlife or fisheries management or construction management and two years of experience which has included the management of wildlife or fisheries resources or the operation of heavy equipment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Licensing - Acquire a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and NC Pesticide Applicator's license within 6 months of employment.
Supplemental and Contact Information
To apply for this position, please click the APPLY link above:
Resumes are not accepted in lieu of state applications. "See Attached Resume", etc. will result in an incomplete application.
To receive credit, all relevant experience must be included in the work history section of the application. Any information omitted from the application but included in the resume will not be considered for qualifying credit.
If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the posting close date will be accepted.
Persons eligible for Veteran's Preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214.
NC WRC uses the Merit-Based Recruitment & Selection Plan to select the most qualified applicants to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act. When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills & abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. The State of NC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All applicants must complete and submit a State application for employment using the new NEOGOV Online Job Application System (http://www.oshr.nc.gov) for the State of North Carolina.
Application for employment must be submitted by 5pm on the closing date. Resumes and cover letters can be uploaded with your application.
Pre-employment record checks are required for some administrative and education center positions.
"Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA),Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and Employee Polygraph Protection Act(EPPA)."
For additional information, please contact Human Resources at (919) 707-0104

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