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Job Opportunities with the NWTF

Palmetto Shooting Complex at the NWTF - Shooting Programs Manager

POSITION SUMMARY: The National Wild Turkey Federation has an immediate opening for a Shooting Programs Manager. This position will be housed at our new Palmetto Shooting Complex at the NWTF in Edgefield, S.C. and have primary responsibility for managing, administering and developing all facets of trap, skeet, sporting clays, archery, rifle and pistol shooting at the complex.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Day to day oversight and operations of the Palmetto Shooting Complex at the NWTF
    • Pro shop operation
    • Shooting instruction
    • Retail areas
    • Registration and Reservations
    • Events management
    • Staff Supervision
    • Budgeting and capacity mapping
  • Management and maintenance of the shooting facilities and other ancillary use areas
    • Trap and Skeet fields
    • Sporting Clays
    • Rifle and Pistol ranges
    • Archery ranges
    • RV camping
  • Event development, planning and logistics
    • Oversight of corporate, league and sanctioned shooting events
  • Marketing the facility to local, regional and national audiences
    • Scheduling of major shoots and development of new opportunities
    • Garnering sponsorships and support

Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years as a shooting program/site manager
  • Knowledge of basic shooting rules and regulations for trap, skeet, sporting clays, archery and pistol competitions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A proven track record of developing regional and national shooting events and sponsorships
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional team
  • Must be proficient with basic Microsoft applications including email, spreadsheets, internet and computer applications
  • Individual will be required to reside within a 40 mile radius of the Palmetto Shooting Complex

Excellent health and retirement benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience and will include a goal based incentive.

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

Equal Employment/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace employer.


Social Media Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY: The person will develop and execute social media strategies to keep social media followers informed about the NWTF's mission, goals and accomplishments. This position also is responsible for creating content to spread the NWTF's message through social media platforms to help drive website traffic. This position will work with other individuals and departments within the NWTF to develop additional content that would highlight our mission for online uses.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Answer to Media Content Manager
  • Work with Media Content Manager and other staff to develop content for multiple social media channels
  • Establish and facilitate a consistent and compelling conversation with social media followers and monitor daily conversations
  • Find and implement new social strategies, tools and tactics as they develop
  • Constantly improve on understanding NWTF's audience and target posts appropriately
  • Research, identify and network with key social media industry leaders
  • Must be willing to travel to NWTF events, including annual convention and sport show, etc.
  • Take projects from concept to completion with minimal guidance
  • Understand the NWTF's mission and promote the NWTF to media, members and the public, as well as other employees
  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism or a field related to digital marketing
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills a must
  • Attention to detail, and ability to multi-task and consistently meet deadlines required
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to understand issues pertaining to hunting, hunters' rights, conservation and the outdoors, and relate these concepts to the public a must
  • Detail-oriented, creative, deadline-driven team player who can adapt and learn quickly, particularly in regard to new software and technology
  • Must be able to travel to NWTF events for up to seven days at a time
  • Knowledge about hunting, conservation and outdoor issues preferred
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds
  • Must be able to relocate to Edgefield, S.C.

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

Equal Employment/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace employer.


NWTF Forester

POSITION SUMMARY: The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has an immediate need for a term limited, full-time Forester to work in Louisiana. The preferred central location will be within 75 miles of Leesville, LA. This position will be responsible for providing technical assistance for private, non-industrial landowners in cooperation with conservation Partners including the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Work with state and federal agency partners, timber companies/ TIMO's, and private landowners to administer grant incentive payments to restore and manage Longleaf Pine in the six parish west central Region (Rapides, Sabine, Natchitoches, Beauregard, Vernon, and Allen)
  • Provide technical assistance via conducting site visits and writing certified management plans for private landowners as well as coordinating return site visits with previously enrolled EQIP landowners to review contract status
  • Coordinate / develop field days to educate private landowners on Longleaf Pine restoration and best mgmt. practices within the designated focal area
  • Address significant forest health issues affecting important habitat for a suite of game and non-game species
  • Manage all aspects of planned project work including budgets, necessary reporting, and completion of established deliverables
  • Formulate geospatial aspects for all project work including the development of Arc maps outlining landowner properties, forest stands, and recommended conservation practices
  • Promote accomplishments via NWTF and Partners via public relations / media outlets

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of forestry and wildlife biology
  • Strong organizational skills and capability to work independently with little direct supervision
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree in Forestry. Master's degree is preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Outlook
  • Demonstrated proficiency using ArcMap GIS software and GPS equipment for mapping purposes

Knowledge and Skills: Preferred candidates should possess experience working in southeastern pine ecosystems and a basic knowledge of upland wildlife species and their habitat requirements to include T&E species; knowledge of forest entomology, pathology, forest management and planning for major silvicultural types of the region; knowledge of basic surveying principles, map reading and GIS/GPS technology, ArcGIS skills; ability to apply professional scientific techniques to the land for which responsibilities are assigned, ability to effectively communicate and work with private landowners, the general public, state / federal / NGO Partners, other cooperators and peers; skills in the use and operation of forestry field equipment; skills in communicating both orally and in written form to convey clear, persuasive messaging; ability to collect and record metrics regarding activities within the NWTF's reporting systems; proficient skills in the use of Microsoft Office applications.

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

Equal Employment/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace employer.


Seasonal Warehouse Associate

POSITION SUMMARY: The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has an opportunity for a full-time seasonal Warehouse Associate. This position is seasonal and therefore no benefits are available. This position requires a team player with a can do attitude. Must be flexible to work and perform various warehouse jobs as directed. The selected candidate will work together with the team to ensure that the goals of the NWTF warehouse are met. The position will be based at NWTF's headquarters in Edgefield, South Carolina.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Core responsibility is to pull and pack orders accurately in preparation for prompt shipment to our customers
  • Responsible for counting, storing, replenishing, and rotating stock in the warehouse for use
  • Inspect shipments for damages, loss, or defects, and notify the Supervisor of findings
  • Responsible for accurately receiving, reporting, and distributing purchased items
  • Stock shelves in the warehouse as needed
  • Operate dolly, pallet jack, and/or forklift in loading and unloading material and equipment
  • Frames pictures in custom-made or stock frames
  • Cuts mounted picture to fit frame, using paper cutter or power saw
  • Cuts glass to fit frame, using glass-cutting tool
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED (required)
  • Must be able to stoop, bend and lift at least 50lbs.
  • Previous warehouse experience is preferred
  • Need to have a good driving record
  • Flexible work attitude: the ability to work productive in a team environment and independently, and the willingness to meet unexpected demands
  • Computer skills are a plus, but not required

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

Equal Employment/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace employer.


Michigan Upper Peninsula Cooperative Biologist

POSITION SUMMARY:The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has an immediate opening for wildlife biologist or forester. This position will fulfill the duties of a Cooperative Position, jointly funded by the NWTF, Ruffed Grouse Society, Michigan DNR, and USDA Forest Service. The position will be based at the Ottawa National Forest Supervisor's Office in Ironwood, Michigan. Work vehicle, ATV, computer, forestry equipment, and office space will be provided.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Analyze wildlife openings for inclusion in maintenance schedules through remote sensing and site visits. Make recommendations on maintenance specifications and practices
  • Analyze aspen stands for potential inclusion in further analysis pools for eventual harvest
  • Provide coordination between state and federal agencies for conservation activities affecting important habitat for upland forest wildlife on adjacent properties
  • Assist USDA Forest Service and Michigan DNR staff with other projects that enhance wildlife habitat for forest wildlife
  • Work cooperatively with state and federal agencies on habitat initiatives
  • Promote habitat and outreach accomplishments via cooperators public relations media

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in a science-related field and demonstrated knowledge of wildlife management, forestry and ecology; a Master's degree is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and public speaking skills
  • Strong organizational skills and capability to work independently with little direct supervision
  • Experience working with state and federal agencies and non-profit organizations
  • Preferred candidates should possess experience working in Midwest ecosystems and management techniques. Knowledge of forest management and planning for major silvicultural types of the region preferred. Skills in the use and operation of forestry field equipment are preferred
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft applications including spreadsheets, internet and computer applications
  • Must be proficient in basic surveying principles, map reading and GIS/GPS technology, and possess ArcGIS skills
  • Able to work in a wide range of field conditions often requiring rigorous physical activity

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

Equal Employment/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace employer.


NWTF Biologist - Western Montana

POSITION SUMMARY: The National Wild Turkey Federation is seeking qualified candidates for a wildlife biologist position covering western Montana, to be located in Missoula, Montana. The position will be a cooperative position with the USDA - U.S. Forest Service and Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks. This individual will be responsible for working with USFS foresters and resource specialists to promote, design and implement management activities that enhance wildlife habitats and promote healthy forest ecosystems on the Bitterroot National Forest and surrounding western Montana National Forest complexes. This is a full time, three-year term position with the potential to extend the term.

The Western Montana Cooperative Wildlife Biologist will assist the NWTF and the, U.S. Forest Service and cooperating partners in the delivery of sound beneficial forest management practices and habitat treatments that seek to improve wildlife habitat in the NWTF's Northern Rockies Focal Landscape. Work will focus on U. S. Forest Service public lands in western Montana, specifically the Bitterroot Valley region. This individual will work to promote project collaboration and support through the development of partnerships among state and federal agencies, private landowners, industry, conservation organizations and the public. The cooperative wildlife biologist will work to increase forest management effectiveness through technical assistance with project planning, design, development, implementation and outreach efforts under the direction of cooperating partners.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Develop consensus and provide recommendations for working in aspen stands and riparian areas to ensure these critical habitats are included in management planning
  • Provide expertise related to management of habitats beneficial to wild turkeys, forest grouse other wildlife species with emphasis on forest thinning, prescribed fire and fuels treatment activities
  • Provide consultation and coordination regarding sensitive species concerns and requirements with the USFWS on USFS projects as determined and needed
  • Provide review and input on purpose, need and design during all stages of forest management project planning and implementation
  • Promote and develop opportunities for forest stewardship which will benefit wildlife habitats
  • Assist USFS staff with the development of NEPA documents to ensure timely progress of planned activities
  • Identify and explore opportunities to improve access to isolated public lands for management and potential public access purposes
  • Promote project collaboration and awareness and acquire project support through the engagement and involvement with conservation organizations, local conservation groups, industry and local communities

Knowledge and Skills: Preferred candidates will possess experience working in Rocky Mountain ecosystems and knowledge of common Northern Rockies forest wildlife and their habitats, to include wild turkeys, forest grouse species and T&E species; familiarity with forest entomology, pathology, forest management and planning for major silvicultural types of the region; knowledge of basic surveying principles, map reading and GPS technology, ArcGIS skills; ability to apply professional scientific techniques to the land for which responsibilities are assigned, ability to effectively cooperate with private landowners, the general public, cooperators and peers; skills in the use and operation of field equipment and ATVs; skills in communicating both orally and in written form to convey clear, persuasive messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others; proficient skills in the use of Microsoft Office applications.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of wildlife biology and forestry
  • Strong organizational skills and capability to work independently with little direct supervision
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree in Wildlife Management, Forestry or other natural resource degree with a strong wildlife/forestry emphasis, or relevant experience (Applicants with a Master's degree in Wildlife Management or education/experience in wildlife management and forestry are preferred.)
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Outlook

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

Equal Employment/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace employer.


Texas Private Lands Leasing Biologist

POSITION SUMMARY: The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has two immediate openings for a Private Lands Leasing Biologist in Texas. These are full time, term limited positions. These positions will last up to 36 months from the date of hire with the potential for extended employment if continued funding is identified. The primary duties of these positions are to develop leases with willing landowners to allow access to private lands for public hunting. The primary areas of responsibility will be: (1) Northwest Texas, in particular areas within 125 miles of Lubbock, focusing efforts along the I-27 and I-20 corridors, and (2) North Central Texas, in particular within 125 miles of Stephenville, focusing efforts along the I-20 and I-35 corridors. Occasional out of state travel may be required. The positions will work from a TPWD field office (pending availability) or home office within the area of responsibility.

The Private Lands Leasing Biologist works with private land managers and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) field and program staff to develop leases with willing private landowners to allow access to private lands for hunting and other wildlife-related recreational opportunity according to the landowner's goals. Prepares and distributes wildlife management information to landowners, hunters and the general public and promotes public hunting opportunities in the region of responsibility. Actively seeks landowners willing to lease land to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), prepares contracts and monitors the public use of lands leased to TPWD. Collects, summarizes, and analyzes data associated with public use of leased lands. Exercises broad initiative in planning and conducting daily activities.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Actively seeks out private landowners willing to lease their land to TPWD for public hunting and other wildlife-related recreation. Develops contracts with landowners and works with public hunting program staff to execute and manage lease contracts
  • Actively seeks out opportunities to open non-hunted public lands to hunting through TPWD programs
  • Provides habitat management information and implementation assistance to private landowners who lease land to TPWD for public access. Works with TPWD Wildlife and Inland Fisheries field and program staff to recommend habitat enhancement practices on lands controlled by participating landowners
  • Work with TPWD staff to follow up on leads for new leasing opportunities. Work with county tax offices and other local officials to identify landowners who may be interested in leasing land to TPWD for public access
  • Communicate and interact with NWTF chapters and volunteers and staff to educate about the importance of the program, benefits to the NWTF, and to identify and contact landowners interested in working with the NWTF and TPWD to enhance hunting access
  • Communicates and interacts with partners such as United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and conservation organizations to identify and contact landowners interested in working with NWTF and TPWD to enhance recreational access
  • Develops public outreach materials on the benefits of leasing land to TPWD for public hunting and other wildlife-related recreational access
  • Plans, coordinates, and conducts wildlife management clinics, seminars, and field day demonstrations of wildlife management practices on agricultural lands and participates in professional organizations, meetings, workshops, seminars and in-service training to enhance professional competency as assigned by supervisor
  • Prepare and submit monthly reports, contracts and correspondence according to established procedures and/or supervisor's instructions
  • Monitors use of lands leased to the public hunting program and prepares summaries of public use data for use by NWTF and TPWD

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Wildlife Management, Range Management or closely related biological field with major coursework in Wildlife Management.
  • Two years professional experience as a biologist with a broad background of progressively responsible practical experience in wildlife management on agricultural lands.
  • Experience and working knowledge of farm and ranch practices and agricultural production.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain, within 30 days of employment a valid class "C" Texas driver's license. NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required license.
  • Individuals will be required to reside within their primary work area in Texas and travel throughout a multiple county work area.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Wildlife Management, Range Management or closely related biological field with major coursework in Wildlife Management.
  • College coursework in agricultural economics, soils and agronomy or animal husbandry.
  • Practical experience in providing information and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers in Texas.
  • Experience and working knowledge of farm and ranch practices and agricultural production.
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills.
  • Must be proficient with spreadsheets, internet, and computer applications.

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

Equal Employment/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace employer.


Regional Director - Southern Iowa

POSITION SUMMARY: The National Wild Turkey Federation is searching for a regional director to manage the territory in southern Iowa. The chosen candidate will have to reside in the region or be willing to relocate to that area. This position is charged with planning, developing, implementing and maintaining a grassroots fundraising program designed to support our conservation mission and attract more people to conservation, turkey hunting and other outdoor activities.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Work with existing chapter system to develop them to their greatest potential for fund raising and membership development
  • Assist existing chapters in planning all types of activities that benefit the resource as well as the chapter
  • Act as liaison between chapters and national office on various issues
  • Work in development of all aspects of fund-raising dinners
  • Assist in searching out and screening donations of all types from private and public entities
  • Identify private and corporate landowners that are interested in having wild turkey management plans developed on their property
  • Ability to travel 25k to 30k miles per year to cover assigned territory. Some overnight and weekend travel is required
  • Ability to submit weekly activity reports to headquarters and budget accordingly

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Superb relationship building skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • BS degree preferred or equivalent experience in Sales
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including strong Excel, Word and Outlook skills
  • Prefer someone with a love for wildlife or nature

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

Equal Employment/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace employer.


Regional Director - Oregon/Washington

POSITION SUMMARY: The National Wild Turkey Federation is searching for a regional director to manage the territory in Oregon/Washington. The chosen candidate will have to reside in the region or be willing to relocate to that area. This position is charged with planning, developing, implementing and maintaining a grassroots fundraising program designed to support our conservation mission and attract more people to conservation, turkey hunting and other outdoor activities.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Work with existing chapter system to develop them to their greatest potential for fund raising and membership development
  • Assist existing chapters in planning all types of activities that benefit the resource as well as the chapter
  • Act as liaison between chapters and national office on various issues
  • Work in development of all aspects of fund-raising dinners
  • Assist in searching out and screening donations of all types from private and public entities
  • Identify private and corporate landowners that are interested in having wild turkey management plans developed on their property
  • Ability to travel 25k to 30k miles per year to cover assigned territory. Some overnight and weekend travel is required
  • Ability to submit weekly activity reports to headquarters and budget accordingly

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Superb relationship building skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • BS degree preferred or equivalent experience in Sales
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including strong Excel, Word and Outlook skills
  • Prefer someone with a love for wildlife or nature

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

Equal Employment/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace employer.


Regional Director - East Texas

POSITION SUMMARY: The National Wild Turkey Federation is searching for a regional director to manage the territory in East Texas. The chosen candidate will have to reside in the region or be willing to relocate to that area. This position is charged with planning, developing, implementing and maintaining a grassroots fundraising program designed to support our conservation mission and attract more people to conservation, turkey hunting and other outdoor activities.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Work with existing chapter system to develop them to their greatest potential for fund raising and membership development
  • Assist existing chapters in planning all types of activities that benefit the resource as well as the chapter
  • Act as liaison between chapters and national office on various issues
  • Work in development of all aspects of fund-raising dinners
  • Assist in searching out and screening donations of all types from private and public entities
  • Identify private and corporate landowners that are interested in having wild turkey management plans developed on their property
  • Ability to travel 25k to 30k miles per year to cover assigned territory. Some overnight and weekend travel is required
  • Ability to submit weekly activity reports to headquarters and budget accordingly

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Superb relationship building skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • BS degree preferred or equivalent experience in Sales
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including strong Excel, Word and Outlook skills
  • Prefer someone with a love for wildlife or nature

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

Equal Employment/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace employer.


Regional Director - Montana/Wyoming

POSITION SUMMARY: The National Wild Turkey Federation is searching for a regional director to manage the territories of Montana and Wyoming. The chosen candidate will have to reside in the region or be willing to relocate to that area. This position is charged with planning, developing, implementing and maintaining a grassroots fundraising program designed to support our conservation mission and attract more people to conservation, turkey hunting and other outdoor activities.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Work with existing chapter system to develop them to their greatest potential for fund raising and membership development
  • Assist existing chapters in planning all types of activities that benefit the resource as well as the chapter
  • Act as liaison between chapters and national office on various issues
  • Work in development of all aspects of fund-raising dinners
  • Assist in searching out and screening donations of all types from private and public entities
  • Identify private and corporate landowners that are interested in having wild turkey management plans developed on their property
  • Ability to travel 25k to 30k miles per year to cover assigned territory. Some overnight and weekend travel is required
  • Ability to submit weekly activity reports to headquarters and budget accordingly

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Superb relationship building skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • BS degree preferred or equivalent experience in Sales
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including strong Excel, Word and Outlook skills
  • Prefer someone with a love for wildlife or nature

Complete the online job application by clicking here.

No telephone calls or agencies please.

Equal Employment/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace employer.


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