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