Sandills Temporary Job Announcement


Position: General Utility Worker

Location: 2995 N US Hwy 1 Hoffman, NC 28347

Position Duration: Temporary, 11 months

Compensation: $11.53 per hour, shared housing and utilities provided


Primary work responsibility involves assisting with habitat development on game lands, general maintenance of Public Boating Access Areas and assistance to agency programs conducting various wildlife and fishery surveys as designated by the Wildlife Resources Commission. A considerable amount of work will consist of operating farm tractors, crawler tractors, mowers and other heavy equipment and trucks. This employee assists in work to enhance wildlife populations through cultural practices to restore or improve native habitat. A considerable amount of time will be involved with prescribed burning, managing wildlife openings, chemical application, creating early successional habitat and restoring altered ecosystems. Infrastructure-related duties will include but are not limited to maintenance of roads and grading, dikes, trails, game land boundary, docks, navigation aids and parking areas. Duties also include participation in assisting with wildlife surveys, and general maintenance of equipment and facilities such as offices, bathrooms, common areas, shop and storage buildings. Applicant must be able to lift at least 50lbs. and willing to work in conditions such as inclement weather, biting insects and extreme temperatures. Employee will work under the direction of the Conservation Technician Supervisor, Conservation Technician Crew Leader and Conservation Technician Crew.


  • Ability to operate and maintain a variety of equipment and vehicles used in wildlife management and BAA maintenance and construction
  • Construction skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with crew members, other staff, cooperating agencies and organizations, and the public
  • Ability to utilize personal computers  
  • Ability to operate a wide variety of equipment to include agricultural machinery, heavy equipment, ATVs, fire pumper units, watercraft, chainsaws, 2-way radios, power hand tools and shop tools, as well as traditional hand and mechanical tools
  • Working knowledge of the practical techniques and procedures involved in wildlife management
  • Ability to operate and maintain equipment and vehicles used in wildlife management 
  • Ability to prepare written reports
  • Knowledge of land and forest management and agricultural practices
  • Wildlife and plant ID skills
  • Ability to conduct wildlife surveys and collect scientific data
  • Ability to apply pesticides and herbicides
  • Perform routine maintenance of access sites and building facilities such as trash clean-up, mowing, floor sweeping and cleaning


Recruitment Standards:

·       High School diploma or GED

·       Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing

·       Ability to operate and maintain power hand tools, small gasoline engines, and chainsaws

·       Ability to read maps and plans

·       General knowledge of various construction methods and practices

·       Knowledge of the types, habitats and habits of a variety of inland fish and wildlife species and their management

·       Working knowledge of dendrology and the equipment and techniques used in prescribed burns


Please send cover letter, resume and three current references to