Wildlife Technician, Senior

Mud Lake Wildlife Management Area - Terreton
Application Period: 
3/9/2017 to 3/31/2017
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$15.41 per hour
Employment Dates: 
4/15/2017 to 12/31/2017

About the position

The Upper Snake Region is seeking a temporary (benefited) Senior Wildlife Technician to work as part of a team to perform technical and physical duties regarding wildlife habitat management on Mud Lake Wildlife Management Area (MDWMA) near Terreton, Idaho.

Dates Needed:

  • Variable (mid-April to end-December) start and end dates may vary. Tentative start date 04/15/2017
General Information: 

Successful applicants will perform, with or without reasonable accommodations, physical and technical duties associated with wildlife habitat management, and will engage in informational and educational activities with the public. This position may require the individual to work some weekends, complete physically demanding projects, work in adverse weather, identify plant species, use herbicides for weed control, obtain a herbicide applicators license, complete biological reports, manage large field data sets, use GIS/GPS systems, safely operate 4WD trucks, tractors, ATV’s, chainsaws, boats and power tools. Experience with these skills are strongly desired but not required. Training will be provided. Department housing may be available, but not guaranteed.


Assist with habitat management activities on Mud Lake Wildlife Management Area (MDWMA), near Terreton, ID. MDWMA is comprised of large shallow water lake and affiliated wetland and upland habitat. Duties will include vegetation monitoring, water management, rangeland assesments, vegetation and aquatic invertebrate sampling, sage-grouse lek searches and counts, riparian and mesic site evaluations, waterfowl banding, noxious weed control, fence construction, farming and other duties as assigned.


It is preferred that applicants are working toward or have graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife biology, natural resources, botany, or a related field. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in vegetation monitoring. Alternatively the applicant should have experience from a farm-related or natural resource position along with experience safely handling, operating, and maintaining field equipment. Applicant should be able to work well as a crew member and independently. Having a good work ethic, the ability to get along with others, the ability to work independently and as a team member, being a motivated self-starter and a willingness to learn are a must. Valid driver's license is required. A successful candidate should possess or be willing to obtain a professional pesticide applicators license through Idaho State Department of Agriculture (training can be provided on the job).

How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 898750 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:
    • Idaho Department of Fish and Game
    • Attention: Jacob Gray
    • 4279 Commerce Cir.
    • Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Comments: The position will remain open until filled. Please indicate in your cover letter why you would like to be selected for this position, skills that qualify you for the job and what you hope to gain from the job. Please provide a telephone number or email address where you may be reached. EEO/Veterans Preference. If qualified applicants are found this announcement may close before the listed closing date.

Jacob Gray
(208) 400-0244
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)