Position Title: Ranch Wildlife Intern Status: Temporary 50 hr/week
Reports To: Hunter Slade, Wildlife Biologist Period: May 2017 into August 2017
The Ranch Wildlife Intern will work under the supervision of Hunter Slade, Ranch Wildlife Biologist, and assist in conducting controlled burns, tractor operations, maintaining game feeders, wildlife surveys, planning and planting food plots, ground maintenance and other various wildlife management activities. The hours will flex and include night-time work and occasional weekend work conducting game surveys.
Essential Job Functions (May 2017 into August 2017)
- Assist in conducting spotlight surveys to monitor white-tailed deer populations
- Assist in conducting helicopter surveys.
- Assist in conducting controlled burns to improve or preserve the natural habitat for wildlife.
- Assist in tractor operations and planting “food plots” and dove fields.
- Help maintain game feeding stations and hunting blinds and stands.
- Assist, as needed, in overall preserve grounds and lodge maintenance.
- Assist, as needed, in vegetation surveys.
- Other various wildlife management activities will occasionally be scheduled and responsibility to participate as needed is required.
- Maintain open and positive communications with all other team members and supervisors.
Education, Training and Experience
- 2 plus years of college in related field of wildlife biology or environmental sciences.
- Valid driver’s license
- Experience with four wheel drive vehicles with manual transmission experience required.
- Trailer towing experience required
- Tractor experience helpful
- Previous controlled burning experience helpful.
- Good verbal and written communications.
- Attention to detail.
- Demonstrates initiative and reliability.
- Able to follow directions.
- Some knowledge about agricultural and wildlife management practices.
While performing the duties of this job, the individual will work outdoors in all kinds of weather. Hours flex. Physical strength is required due to hiking on irregular surfaces, lifting gear, game, water and land vehicles, etc. The individual is regularly required to stand and walk for prolonged periods. The individual must be able to effectively communicate and hear. The intern is occasionally required to climb or balance; walk on uneven surfaces, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision. This position will routinely require lifting up to 50 pounds
Earnings: $8.50 per hour with a minimum of 50 hr work week
Housing will be provided in Brighton guest house during internship