Hunt Coordinator

Expected Dates
August 11, 2014 to March 15, 2015
Site
Havasu National Wildlife Refuge
Position ID
PO-00588890

 Project Description:  Hunting, one of the big six priority uses on National Wildlife Refuges, is one management tool used at Havasu NWR.  Waterfowl hunting at Pintail Slough is a favorite activity of many refuge visitors.  The Refuge provides a lottery hunt drawing, three days per week during the waterfowl hunting season.  The daily lottery draw determines waterfowl blind and goose field assignment.  Since Havasu NWR has limited resources for conducting a daily lottery drawing, an SCA intern has been requested.

Position Description:  An intern is needed to serve as the Hunt Coordinator at Havasu NWR for the length of the waterfowl season, which has not yet been set for this year, but ran from approximately October to February last year.  The intern will be responsible for meeting with hunters before shooting hours to conduct the random draw for blinds and goose fields, and to answer questions regarding the refuge and the hunt.

On the two non-hunt days of their work week, the intern will assist other refuge staff, primarily the Maintenance staff.  Non-hunt related work will generally consist of trail/road maintenance, fence repair, sign and post repair and installation, brush clearing, basic carpentry and construction painting, general cleanup activities, and administrative duties. There will be occasional opportunities to assist with biological surveys and other non-maintenance related activities, as well.

Qualifications: The intern must have a valid driver`s license; good people skills; be reliable and dependable as this position requires very early morning hours including Holidays and weekends, with little direct supervision; knowledgeable about hunting; ability and willingness to undergo a required criminal history background check; willingness to work as part of team in a professional and respectful manner; ability to write clearly and legibly; intermediate computer skills (word processing, spread sheets, etc.) and an average degree of manual skill for using various hand and power tools. Refuge housing and a work vehicle will be provided.  Personal vehicle is necessary for off duty activities.

  • Site Description: From desert bighorn sheep to the endangered southwestern willow flycatcher; birds and other animals at Havasu National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) rely on the life-giving waters of the lower Colorado River. The refuge protects 30 river miles-300 miles of shoreline-from Needles, California, to Lake Havasu City, Arizona. A great river in a dry, hot land attracts wildlife and people like a powerful magnet. Today, many thousands of visitors annually flock to the refuge to boat through the spectacular Topock Gorge, watch waterbirds in Topock Marsh, or hike in the Havasu Wilderness Area.
  • Intern will be trained regarding the Havasu NWR waterfowl hunting special regulations; how to conduct the daily lottery drawings; who to contact regarding issues or emergencies; waterfowl identification; and other hunt related training.
  • Many locally.

Main Area of Focus
Visitor Services and Site Operations
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
some coursework or experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Hand Tools
some experience
Firearms
competent without supervision
Leadership Experience
some experience
Public Speaking
some experience
Volunteer Coordination
some experience