About the position
The Clearwater Region is looking to fill several habitat technician positions for the Craig Mountain Wildlife Management Area. Main responsibilities include technical duties and habitat development relating to wildlife conservation, management, and research. Start and end dates for the 2022 field season will be flexible.
Benefited 8-month technician (3 positions): March through November
Non-benefited 4.5 month technicians (5 positions): Dependent on availability
Successful applicants will be able to perform physically demanding activities such as lifting up to 50lbs, packing backpacks with 40-50lbs, hiking 8+ miles on rough and steep terrain, and working in adverse weather conditions with or without reasonable accommodations. Additionally, some of these positions will require individuals to work at remote duty stations for extended periods of time with bi-weekly resupply. All individuals will be involved in weekly work trips to various duty stations throughout the season.
Along with these tasks, benefited technicians have additional responsibilities including leading a 2-6 person crew, coordinating with the senior technician, training crew members, assisting in the development of habitat projects, and occasionally supervising volunteer and/or inmate crews in habitat development projects.
All prospective technicians must have a strong work ethic, the ability to get along with others, self-motivated, and reflect a desire and willingness to be tasked with new challenges in a professional setting. Applicants should also demonstrate good communication skills, interact with the public in a professional and positive manner, and be comfortable working independently and in a team environment. Individuals should be willing to learn how to maintain and operate equipment for related responsibilities. Must have a valid driver’s license. Applicants must be willing to obtain an apprentice applicators license (training provided).
Applicants for the benefitted positions should possess or be willing to obtain a professional pesticide applicators license through Idaho Department of Agriculture. These technicians must be capable of leading a crew to perform assigned tasks at the remote duty stations.