About the position
The Salmon Regional office has an opening for a Hunter Education Program Technician. We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-directed, motivated candidate with excellent communication and organizational skills. This person needs to have a genuine interest in teaching hunter education programs, fisheries and wildlife, and be comfortable working with students of all ages and learning levels. The candidate will be supportive of IDFG programs and interested in preserving and perpetuating hunting traditions for future generations.
This is a part-time position that may be renewed annually. Working hours will vary and include field and office time, evenings and Saturdays.
Duties include teaching hunter education field days for independent study students, teaching full instructor led courses when needed, assisting with Hunter/Bow hunter Education Program activities, trapper education outreach. Post classes, record class records, filing, and ordering materials for classes in the region. Assist with recruiting instructors, coordinating new instructor orientations, and certified instructor workshops, assist volunteer instructors with classes when needed. Coordinate mentored upland game, waterfowl, and deer hunts. Coordinate and plan annual volunteer appreciation banquet. Maintain monthly communication with volunteers and instructors via e-mail, phone and in person. Participate in community outreach programs as needed. Willing to assist in various fisheries, wildlife and administrative projects as needed.
Applicant must be a certified Idaho Hunter Education Instructor (preferably Bow Hunter and Trapper Education as well) for the State of Idaho or be willing to complete the program for certification. Must pass a background check to become certified. Good knowledge of hunting methods, ethics, firearm safety, wildlife identification, Idaho hunting regulations, and conservation topics (this is typically gained through hunting experience and passing a certified hunter education course.) Must have a valid driver’s license. Must have moderate computer skills and knowledge.