Wildlife Technician

Application Period: 
1/14/2022 to 2/14/2022
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Employment Dates: 

About the position

The Southeast Region is seeking 1 Wildlife Technician (5 months) to assist with the regional wildlife management program in Pocatello, Idaho and the surrounding area. This unique area offers diverse recreational opportunities including hunting, fishing, biking, and hiking.

General Information: 
Applicant must be willing to accommodate a flexible schedule. Work periods may be up to 7 consecutive days. Housing is NOT provided.
Incumbents must be able to lift/carry up to 60 lbs. with occasional lifting/carrying up to 100 lbs. for short distances and work long, strenuous hours in extreme weather conditions with or without reasonable accommodations.
The Wildlife Technician is primarily responsible for assisting with wildlife management activities in the southeastern region. During the early spring months, this employee will assist with monitoring of collared ungulates, collecting CWD samples, monitoring grouse leks, and deploying remote cameras. During May and June, the primary responsibility will be the implementation of the Department’s Pelican Management Plan. This entails hazing American White Pelicans off of Blackfoot River and Reservoir to minimize depredation of Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout. The successful applicant will be required to stay on site during much of May and June in a provided camping trailer. Per diem for groceries will also be provided.
The successful applicant may also assist on multiple projects in the wildlife and fisheries programs in the Southeastern Region. This might include: fish surveys, banding and tagging pre-fledgling pelicans, and surveys for various wildlife species. The technician will work both individually and as a team, and follow standardized protocols to collect biological data. Hazing activities require the successful applicant to have passed a hunter safety class and to be very familiar with ethical hunting practices and the operation of a shotgun.
The Wildlife Technician will also be required to participate in other wildlife and fisheries management activities as needed.
It is preferred that applicants possess a Bachelor's degree in wildlife biology or other closely related field; or equivalent training and work experience. Applicants with experience conducting surveys for wildlife, particularly nongame species such as birds, raptors, and/or bats will be given preference. Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications and experience using topographical maps/software and GPS is a plus. Must be 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license.
How to Apply

1. Register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1645521) at https://labor.idaho.gov.

2. Complete an IDFG application for temporary employment (see link below).

3. Submit a letter of interest, resume, three professional or academic references, and a completed IDFG application for temporary employment (preferably by email) to:

Eric Freeman
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
1345 Barton Rd
Pocatello, ID 83204


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