Range Master and Hunter Education Technician

Athol, Idaho
Application Period: 
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
13.42 per hour plus competitive benefits
Employment Dates: 
1/3/2022 to 9/2/2022

About the position

The Farragut Shooting Range Center (FSRC) Range Manager, is responsible for the safety of all FSRC customers and staff. He/she has extensive knowledge about the operation of firearms of all types, and he may be called upon to offer assistance for shooters using the facility. His/her primary duty is to organize, conduct and supervise safe shooting activities and range operations for all shooters at all times. The Range Master selects, trains and supervises all volunteer Range Safety Officers (RSOs). He/she ensures that the entire facility and all range operations are maintained at the highest standards.  Range Master duties require weekend work. The Hunter Education Technician conducts and/or assists with Hunter Education courses throughout the Panhandle Region.  He/she teaches and/or assists with Firearm Hunter Education, Bowhunter Education, Trapper Education, advanced Hunter Education and Outdoor Skills programs.  Hunter Education Technician duties may require evening and/or weekend travel for classes or meetings.  An IDFG vehicle will be available for travel for program needs.  This position is supervised by the Panhandle Region Volunteer Services Coordinator.

**Position may be eligible for extension beyond September 2, 2022.**

Ensure strict adherence to Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Farragut Shooting Range Center at all times. Recruitment, selection and supervision of volunteer RSOs, including interviews, orientation and training. Coordinate monthly work schedule to ensure adequate coverage. Assume any and all RSO duties in the absence of available volunteers. Handle customer complaints/concerns and resolve issues at the lowest possible level of departmental command. Monitor activity on the shooting ranges at all times, either in person or though certified RSO’s. Supervise range administrative activities and related documentation, including, but not limited to, visitor check-in, admission fee collection, miscellaneous sales, periodic reports, financial deposits, purchases and inventory. Develop, promote and smoothly execute instructional programs and shooting events for the public. Know and follow emergency response plans when required. Perform daily opening and closing procedures and security checks. Maintain security, sanitation and tidiness of range office, hunter education room, rest rooms, storage areas, shooting buildings and other high use areas. Maintain productive relationships with volunteers, range visitors and other IDFG staff. Attend training as required or instructed by supervisor. Work as a team player with all IDFG staff, partner agency staff, and volunteers. Communicate in a professional and courteous manner. Maintain a well-groomed, professional appearance at all times. Adhere to all IDFG policies.
Applicants must be 21 years of age or older. High School Diploma or equivalent; some college coursework or technical training preferred. Proficiency with office technology; Microsoft Office programs preferred. Thorough knowledge of firearms of all types. NRA Range Safety Officer Certification with a test score of 90% or better and the ability maintain this certification. Have or successfully obtain certification as an IDFG Hunter Education Instructor. Knowledge of archery and archery equipment. Ability to lift up to 70 lbs, stand or sit for extended periods. Highly self-motivated/able to work without direction. Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities. Excellent communication skills. Ability to carry out directives efficiently. Desire to learn new skills and accept responsibility. Friendly and positive daily attitude.

Additional Preferred Qualifications: Law enforcement and/or military experience. Hunting experience and knowledge of hunting regulations.
How to Apply

Submit a resume, completed Application for Temporary Employment form (link at the bottom of the official announcement) and three professional or academic references by e-mail (preferred) or mail to:

Wendy Koons
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
2885 W. Kathleen Ave.

Coeur d’Alene, ID  83814




Applicant MUST register with the Idaho Department of Labor.  This can be done at:

Department of Labor

600 N. Thornton St.
Post Falls, ID 83854
Phone: (208) 457-8789

Or at:



Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Wendy Koons
Open until filled