Wildlife Habitat Technician

Upper Snake Region: Market Lake WMA, Roberts, ID; Deer Parks WMU, Menan, ID; Sand Creek WMA, St. Anthony, ID; Mud Lake WMA, Terreton, ID; or Tex Creek WMA Ririe, ID.
Application Period: 
1/12/2022 to 1/28/2022
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$13.42 per hour, Housing may be available
Employment Dates: 

About the position

The Upper Snake region is looking to fill 10 wildlife habitat technician positions. These 4.5-month positions start times will vary depending on WMA location and schedules of applicants. These positions will work as part of a team to perform physical and technical duties regarding wildlife habitat management on Market Lake Wildlife Management Area (MKWMA), Deer Parks Wildlife Management Unit (DPWMU), Sand Creek Wildlife Management Area (SCWMA), Mud Lake Wildlife Management Area (MLWMA) or Tex Creek Wildlife Management Area (TCWMA). Primary tasks include habitat improvement projects, water management, fence maintenance, conducting wildlife and vegetation surveys, noxious weed spraying, facilities management, conducting public use surveys, and coordinating volunteer projects. These positions will focus primarily on implementing the noxious weed management program. Duties include plant identification, plant surveys, noxious weed control, using and maintaining ATVs and herbicide spray equipment, exercising proper use and handling of herbicides, GPS/GIS mapping, and coordinating volunteer projects. Opportunities exist to participate in several other aspects of wildlife management.


General Information: 
A successful candidate should possess or be willing to obtain a professional pesticide applicators license through Idaho State Department of Agriculture (training will be provided on the job). These are demanding positions that require a positive attitude, and the ability to handle tough physical and mental conditions. Successful applicants will perform, with or without reasonable accommodations, physical and technical duties associated with wildlife habitat management, and engage in informational and educational activities with the public. These positions may require weekend work, physically demanding projects, working in remote landscapes in adverse weather, identifying plant species, the use of herbicides for weed control, use of GIS/GPS systems, safely operating 4WD trucks, tractors, ATV’s, chainsaws, and power planting augers. Experience with these skills are desired but not required. Training will be provided.

B.S. in wildlife related degree preferred but applicants enrolled in an accredited college or university, majoring in biology, wildlife management, recreation, forestry, range management, or a similar natural resources program are encouraged to apply. Alternatively, the applicant should have experience from a farm-related or natural resource position along with experience safely handling, operating, and maintaining field equipment. Competitive applicants will have a sound work ethic, ability to collaborate, strong communication skills, and ability to work both independently and as a team member, be a motivated self-starter and have a willingness to learn. Additionally a valid driver's license with a good driving record is required.
How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first create a profile with Idaho Department of Labor (https://idahoworks.gov/jobseeker/registrations/new)
  2. Complete an IDFG application for temporary employment (https://idfg.idaho.gov/sites/default/files/application-temporary.pdf)
  3. Submit a cover letter, resume, three professional or academic references, and completed IDFG application for temporary employment (preferably by email) to:

    Logan Peterson
    Idaho Department of Fish and Game
    4279 Commerce Cir.
    Idaho Falls, ID 83401
    phone: (208) 403-8455
    email: logan.peterson@idfg.idaho.gov

Please indicate in your cover letter why you would like to be selected for this position(s), skills that qualify you for the job and what you hope to gain from the job. Please explicitly indicate which WMA or WMAs you wish your application to be considered. 

Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Logan Peterson
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)