Habitat Project Specialists, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever

Morris & Fergus Falls, MN

Position Title: Habitat Project Specialists

Organization: Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever

Duties: 

  • Identify, process, evaluate, and coordinate conservation easement acquisitions within the Morris and Fergus Fall Wetland Management Districts (WMD). 
  • Work with the PF State Coordinator Fergus Falls and Morris WMD to develop, conduct, and manage restoration & enhancement projects that advance strategic goals.
  • Support Realty functions associated with securing conservation easements.
  • Coordinate day-to-day operations related to easement restoration projects, such as planning, design, permitting, installation and monitoring of contractor’s projects. 
  • Assist in tracking budgets, preparing timely deliverables, and arranging staff and partner support for contract-funded habitat restoration and enhancement projects.  
  • Provide timely updates and reporting on progress.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in an environmental field such as ecology, environmental restoration or natural resource management or 
  • 3-5 years’ experience working in a related field such as restoration ecology or natural resource management, and a demonstrated understanding of the scientific method. 
  • Experience in wetland restoration including but not limited to surveying, restoration design, completing required permits, writing contracts and oversight of construction from start to finish.  
  • Broad understanding of wildlife ecology, wetland and grassland management including the ability to utilize various habitat management tools in the development of management plans. 
  • Computer, GIS, data analysis, and information management skills including the use of the MS Office suite. 
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills.
  • Project management experience, including budget tracking and reporting, coordination of effective work teams, meetings, and partner engagement. 
  • Strong organizational and coordination skills, multi-tasking ability, and attention to detail. 
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision and with diverse clientele.
  • Valid driver’s license required; some use of personal vehicle required (mileage reimbursement provided)
  • Experience and understanding of prairie reconstructions.

Anticipated Start Date: June 1 – July 1

How to apply: Please click here to apply and to view the full job description. 

Application Deadline: May 14