Private Lands Wildlife Biologist, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

Jordan, Montana

Organization: Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (formerly Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory)

Contact: Gillian Bee, (email preferred) or 970-482-1707 x12


  • Enroll private lands into conservation programs using Farm Bill and other program dollars
  • Provide technical assistance and program support to private landowners regarding NRCS habitat conservation programs (e.g., EQIP, CSP, RCPP, etc.)
  • Provide outreach to landowners regarding MTFWP conservation programs
  • Develop and sustain cooperative working relationships with landowners, NRCS, MTFWP and other resource professionals
  • Inventory bird species present on operations of interested landowners
  • Provide training, workshops, seminars, and field exercises with groups and individuals
  • Identify and develop products for information and outreach programs
  • Develop technical proficiency in conservation planning and NRCS business tools (Toolkit, Protracts, IDEA, Client Gateway, etc.
  • Be accountable for deliverables associated with funding sources
  • Work as part of a unified effort to deliver grassland conservation efforts to private landowners in the great plains

Qualifications (see additional desired qualifications on job announcement at link below):

  • Bachelor’s degree in a conservation related field, preferably wildlife management/biology, and 1-3 years experience
  • Experience and knowledge of Farm Bill Programs
  • Ability and desire to work with state, federal and non-government resource professionals, agricultural producers, and the general public
  • Self-starter who can work independently, is organized and enthusiastic, outgoing, with strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Basic understanding of range management principles and implementation of grazing systems that provide benefits to livestock and wildlife
  • Strong working knowledge of the flora and fauna of northern great plains, especially grassland birds
  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • Ability to traverse various terrains on foot
  • Willing and able to perform administrative work in a controlled environment/office setting
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Access and GIS mapping software and ability to obtain USDA security clearance (US Citizenship)

Salary/pay: High $30,000s to low $40,000s with benefits

Link to more information: Download the full job announcement

How to apply: Email a cover letter, resume and at least 3 references IN ONE DOCUMENT named “Last Name _MT-PLWB_Application_2016” to as a Microsoft Word or PDF file

Application deadline: May 31, 2016