Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist Internship, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever

Multiple Cities, MO

Position Title: Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist Internship

Organization: Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever

Location: Multiple Cities, MO

Organization Overview: In 1982, a group of pheasant hunters saw the connection between upland habitat loss and declining pheasant populations. An organization dedicated to wildlife habitat conservation was needed, and Pheasants Forever was formed. Pheasants Forever’s mission work quickly garnered it a reputation as “The Habitat Organization,” a tagline the nonprofit conservation group uses proudly to this day.

Pheasants Forever’s mission is to conserve pheasants, quail, and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public access, education, and conservation advocacy.

Position Overview: Successful applicants will work in a joint capacity with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), Quail Forever (QF) and other partners to assist in the implementation of Farm Bill and other related wildlife conservation programs. Activities may include providing CRP contract status reviews, contract coordination, site assessment, and reporting. Interns will work closely with local NRCS field staff and wildlife biologists assisting with various projects related to wildlife management. These positions will be located in a USDA Service Center and will be employees of, and supervised by Pheasants Forever, Inc.

Qualifications:

  • Must be pursuing a career in wildlife management or natural resources field.
  • Must be able to work effectively with private landowners, governmental agency staff and conservation organization representatives.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Ability to work under adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to correctly identify and/or learn to identify grasses, forbs, trees, and shrubs.
  • Must be able to follow detailed verbal and written instructions.
  • Complete and comprehend all training as directed by supervisor(s).
  • Abide by all company policies, rules and safety regulations as directed.
  • Valid driver’s license required with an acceptable driving record.
  • Experience driving 4×4 vehicles with or without trailers preferred.
  • Must be able to obtain USDA Federal Security Clearance.

Education and Experience Preferred: Any combination of training and/or experience that will enable applicants to possess the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Applicants must be pursuing or possess a degree in biology, wildlife management, or closely related field with natural resources focus.

Start/End Dates: May through August (with flexibility)

Salary/Pay: $15.50/hour, 32-40 hours per week

Application Deadline: March 3

How to Apply: Please use the online application to view the full job description as well as how to apply.

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