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State of Montana Hunting Access Technician in Culbertson, Montana

/THEOUTSIDEIS IN US ALL./ Please remember to attach the required documents Resumelisted in this announcement. Applications missing the requested documents will be considered incomplete and may not progress further in the process. Documents not requested will not be considered in the recruitment process. The State Application is not a substitute for a Resume. This position closes at 11:59 PM Mountain Time on July 28, 2024. You must apply through the State of Montana Career site. Special Information: Identity of applicants who become finalists may be released to the public if the Department deems it necessary. Employees who exceed 1,040 hours in a calendar year are also provided health, dental and life insurance. Other benefits include retirement, paid vacation, sick and holidays. This position may be covered by a VEBA (Voluntary EmployeeBeneficiaryAssociation). A successful applicant will be subject to a background investigation. Women and minorities are under-represented in this job category and are encouraged to apply. Must have good public speaking abilities and the ability to efficiently handle large groups of people. Must be able to work with a minimum amount of supervision in remote situations. Must be in good physical condition. Must be able to interpret maps, which depict private and public land ownership boundaries, travel routes, and use rules. Should have basic understanding and knowledge of upland game bird and big game hunting, and knowledge of hunting regulations and wildlife management. Knowledge of northeast Montana is desirable. Must have a valid driver's license and be able to operate a 4x4 pickup truck. Other equipment duties may involve use of: fencing tools, basic construction tools, computer and GPS. Hunting Access Technician field positions in Region 6, approximate employment dates may vary and begin in mid-August through mid-December. Weekend and holiday work will be required. Work schedule is typically Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, 10-hour days. Application materials required for this position include the following: • Signed and completed State of Montana Employment Application (PD-25, Rev. 9/98 or later). Portions of the application may be photocopied if legible (see application page 1 for instructions). • Applicants claiming Veteran's or Persons with Disabilities Employment Preference (see State of Montana Employment Application, PD-25) must provide verification of eligibility with the application materials. The required documentation includes a DD-214 or PHHS Certification of Disability form accompanied by the Employment Preference Form PD-25A. Job locations are in rural Montana throughout Region 6. Region 6 is in northeast Montana and encompass small town living with rural landscapes and openness. Job Duties Assist Hunting Access Enhancement Coordinator with initiation of the Block Management Program season. Organize and distribute supplies for seasonal and full-time staff. Utilize GPS units for public and private land signing in the region. Meet with landowners to implement specific details of new and existing block management agreements. Responsible for placing boundary and trail signs, distributing permission slip books, maps and signs to landowners, and installing hunter sign-in boxes in cooperation with landowners to help increase hunter awareness of current block management area rules. Regularly meet with landowners to discuss current block management area rules on a full-time basis during the hunting season. Check sign-in boxes on a weekly basis to determine current hunter use, restock permission slips and maps when necessary. Patrols block management areas on a full-time basis during the hunting season. Checks hunter compliance and provides violation information to enforcement personnel. Responsible for removing hunter sign-in boxes, collecting permission slip booklets from landowners, and developing a report on block management activities during the post season. Hours will vary and weekend and holiday work will be required. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Core Competencies Teamwork This competency describes a person's ability to work with others, collectively pursuing a common goal regardless of personal preferences. It is the ability to cooperate with all team members, valuing each one's insight and skills. Demonstration of this competency is seen in the following: · Works effectively with individuals and groups; pursues universal solutions. · Collaborates with others to understand and meet the public's needs. · Shares workload with other team members; goes the extra step to insure successful completion of work unit goals. · Constructively resolves disagreements by negotiating mutual, acceptable solutions. · Accepts and provides constructive feedback in working relationships. Public Service This competency delineates a person's willingness to serve the public, to acknowledge that the citizens of Montana are our customers in addition to protecting the State's resources. This encompasses a person's attitude towards the public and the way that they treat the public in their daily professional life. Demonstration of this competency is seen in the following: · Demonstrates commitment to serving the public interest. · Recognizes the public's concerns as meaningful and valuable. · Responds positively and constructively to issues voiced by the public. · Makes decisions that benefit the public even if the decision is unpopular. · Puts the public's needs ahead of personal interests. People Skills This competency illuminates a person's ability to get along with others in a productive and positive manner. It encompasses a person's ability to demonstrate awareness for others feelings and concerns, and their capability of building stable, helpful work relationships. Demonstration of this competency is seen in the following: · Maintains positive working relationships with coworkers, the public, and other agencies. · Gains cooperation from others when appropriate. · Demonstrates trustworthiness in professional relationships. · Treats people with respect, courtesy, and fairness. · Maintains focus, emotional control and maturity in work-related situation Continual Improvement This competency describes a person's willingness to actively pursue opportunities for betterment in their professional knowledge and experience. It gets at their desire to see change and growth not only in themselves, but in the work processes they contribute to. Demonstration of this competency is seen in the following: · Identifies current opportunities for development and acts to take advantage of them. · Shows interest in one's professional development and capitalizes upon opportunities. · Takes initiative to continuously improve professional knowledge and skills. · Recognizes inefficient/ineffective processes and offers/promotes alternative solutions. · Demonstrates a willingness to learn and try things new ways. Education/Experience: The knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the duties of this position typically include the completion of a 12th grade education. Preference will be given to applicants with strong interpersonal communication skills and college coursework in wildlife management or a closely related field. Other combinations of education and experience which could provide such knowledge, skills and abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis. The information you provide on this application supplement will be used by the selection committee in combination with your education and experience to determine which applicants will move forward in the selection process. Your responses will be viewed apart from your application materials; therefore, it is important to be specific regarding names of employers, dates, job duties, etc. if requested. It is important that your answers are concise, thorough, and relevant. Qualifications: This is a field position. Must have good social skills and the ability to work with the public. Must be able to effectively communicate in writing and orally with a wide variety of people and personalities including ranchers, farmers, biologists, game wardens and hunters. Must have good public speaking abilities and the ability to efficiently handle large groups of people. Must be able to work with a minimum amount of supervision in remote situations. Must be in good physical condition. Must be able to interpret maps, which depict private and public land ownership boundaries, travel routes, and use rules. Should have basic understanding and knowledge of upland game bird and big game hunting, and knowledge of hunting regulations and wildlife management. Knowledge of northeast Montana is desirable. Must have a driver's license and be able to operate a 4x4 pickup truck. Title: Hunting Access Technician Location: Culbertson Requisition ID: 24141950 Other Locations: Malta

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