Watershed Conservation Technician via Indeed

Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams

Hartford, KS, US

Location: Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge Office, Hartford KS

Opens: August 6, 2020 Closes: August 20, 2020

Hours: Full-time, non-exempt. This position is a 3 year TERM position. It is temporary but may be extended beyond 3 years.

Method of application: Submit resume and cover letter to Jessica Mounts using indeed.com

Job Description: This position is funded through a partnership between Kansas Dept. of
Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), United States Fish and Wildlife Service Refuge
Management, and the Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams (KAWS), and is located at the
Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge Office in Hartford, KS. Daily oversight and direction will be provided by Alex Lyon, the KDWPT Wildlife Biologist in this area. Under the direction of KDWPT
Staff, will assist with habitat management and manipulation throughout the John Redmond
Watershed in Lyon, Coffey, Morris, and Chase Counties, as part of the following programs:
Habitat First, Kansas Reservoir Protection Initiative, and Watershed Restoration and Protection
Strategy (WRAPS). Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Drilling and cover crop seed.
  • Directing, supervising, and implementing habitat management work on cooperating private landowners which will include but not limited to edge feathering, herbicide application, prescribed burning, native grass establishment, shrubby cover establishment, moist soil management and brush management with skid steer and chainsaw.
  • Procuring supplies and equipment;
  • Providing public information;
  • Participating in scientific field studies and surveys;
  • Assist KS Habitat Specialists and KDWPT Staff with habitat management on public areas as needed.
  • Assist Flint Hills Refuge staff as needed
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Job may require odd hours and travel/time away from home.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities :

  • A basic understanding of environmental, agricultural and/or natural resource science.

Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the partners.
Preference will be given to candidates that possess a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in wildlife management;

  • Upland habitat management, prescribed burning, operation of tractors and agricultural implements (disking, mowing, planting food plots, etc.), operation of skid loader with tree saw, brush grapple and other attachments, identification and control of noxious weeds and other undesired vegetation.
  • Safe transportation/hauling of equipment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues and partner agencies;
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision;
  • Knowledge of wildlife ecology, wetland and grassland management including the ability to utilize various habitat management equipment and tools in the development of wildlife habitat;
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and organizational skills;
  • Valid driver’s license required;
  • Applicant may be required to obtain a CDL, private pesticide applicators license and prescribed fire training.

Training and Experience : Any combination of training and/or experience that will enable the applicant to possess the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. One year of work experience in a wildlife management or agricultural related job is preferred. A valid Kansas Commercial
Driver’s License (CDL) is required, as is a Private Pesticide Applicator’s License. Preference will be given to applicants who already possess a CDL and/or pesticide applicator’s license prior to beginning work.

Compensation: up to $32,500 annually, depending on experience and qualifications, plus benefits.

Who we are: The Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams (KAWS) is a non-profit organization working to connect the lands, water, and people of Kansas. Our vision is waters that are clean, plentiful and protected, lands that are prosperous for people and wildlife, and people who are knowledgeable in sustaining our natural resources.

Non-Discrimination: KAWS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, or other non-merit factor.

Job Type: Temporary

Pay: Up to $32,500.00 per year


  • 8 Hour Shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Due to COVID-19: Interviews for this position may be conducted via zoom and will require a reliable internet connection. While this position will work out of a specific location, some flexibility will be required for working remotely.


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Typical start time:

  • 8AM

Typical end time:

  • 5PM

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
  • A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education

Company’s website:

  • www.kaws.org

Company’s Facebook page:

  • www.facebook.com/kawsks

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19





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