Wildlife Technician

Big Cottonwood Wildlife Management Area - Oakley
Application Period: 
2/22/2017 to 3/24/2017
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$12.31 per hour, non-benefited
Employment Dates: 
5/15/2017 to 8/11/2017

About the position

The Magic Valley Regional Office is seeking a temporary Wildlife Technician (non-benefited) to perform wildlife and habitat management duties on the Big Cottonwood Wildlife Management Area (WMA) near Oakley, ID.

Dates Needed:

May 15, 2017 - August 11, 2017

General Information:

On-site housing is provided throughout the duration of this position.  The incumbent is required to live on the WMA unless nearby housing is acquired.

Incumbents must be able to, with or without reasonable accommodations, perform physical and technical duties associated with wildlife habitat management; engage in informational and educational activities with the public; complete physically demanding projects, work in adverse weather conditions; and safely operate 4WD trucks, tractors, ATV’s, chainsaws, and power planting augers.


Perform wildlife and habitat management duties on WMA. Operate various equipment including, but not limited to: 4x4 truck, ATV, tractor w/ implements, chainsaw, power tools, and sprayers. Operate and maintain irrigation systems to food plots and pastures using gated pipe, and open ditch systems. Conduct weed control and monitor use of chemical herbicides. Build, repair, remove fences, maintain equipment, facilities, housing and grounds. Monitor wildlife population numbers, habitat use, and public use of WMA. Assist manager with other duties as assigned.

Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to competently and safely operate a chainsaw, power trimmer, 4x4 truck, ATV, and tractor with implements (disk, mower, etc.). Incumbent must have a working knowledge of wildlife ecology and basic habitat requirements. Experience with herbicide applications, farm equipment, and ditch irrigation is preferred. Must be able to communicate effectively with the public. The abilities to work independently with minimal supervision and make efficient use of field time are essential requirements for this position.
How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 904885 at https://labor.idaho.gov.)
  2. Complete an IDFG Application for Temporary Employment (see link below)
  3. Submit a cover letter, a resume, three professional or academic references, and a completed IDFG Application for Temporary Employment via email (preferred) or by mail to:

Comments: EEO/Veteran’s Preferences. If qualified applicants is found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.

Brad Lowe
(208) 324-4359
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)