Wildlife Technician (4 positions available)

Location: 
Boise
Application Period: 
3/28/2017 to 4/28/2017
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Salary: 
$12.31 per hour

About the position

The Bureau of Wildlife is seeking four (4) temporary Wildlife Technicians (non-benefited) to conduct surveys for sagebrush-dependent species and monitor vegetation in south central Idaho. The project will be evaluating the long-term impact of the 2007 Murphy Complex Fire.

Dates needed:

May 8 through July 28, 2017 - Exact start and end dates can be adjusted.

General Information: 
With or without reasonable accommodations, this position requires the physical ability to walk off-trail for several miles a day, work in extreme weather with no shade, bend down to survey plants, and survey songbirds by ear.

Incumbents will be working 40 hours per week. Housing has not yet been determined, but may include a combination of bunk houses or camper trailers.
Responsibilities: 
Methods include conducting point count surveys for breeding birds and measuring vegetation cover and height along transects. Surveys for other wildlife species may also be conducted. Following field work, there may be office work compiling and entering data.
Qualifications: 
Minimum Qualifications:
The successful applicant must have at least 2 years of college coursework in wildlife ecology, botany, rangeland ecology, or a related discipline. The applicant must be able to collect data accurately, pay attention to detail, and have experience with conducting songbird surveys and with plant species identification. The applicant must be able to work effectively and cooperatively with co-workers, agency partners, and the public. The applicant must work as a team member and have a safety-conscious and positive attitude in sometimes difficult working conditions. The applicant must possess a valid driver's license and be able to operate 4x4 vehicles safely on rough dirt roads.

Desired Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in wildlife ecology, biology, natural resources, or related discipline, with at least one ornithology course and one plant identification course
- Experience identifying birds by song, identifying plant species, monitoring vegetation, and doing fieldwork, preferably in sagebrush steppe communities
- Experience using field equipment (e.g., compass, topo maps, camera, GPS unit)
- Experience collecting, quality checking, and managing data using databases or spreadsheets.


How to Apply
  1. Complete an IDFG Application for Temporary Employment (see link below)
  2. Submit a cover letter, a resume, three professional or academic references, copy of college transcripts (unofficial copy is fine) and a completed IDFG Application for Temporary Employment via email (preferred) or by mail to:
    • Idaho Department of Fish and Game
    • Attention: Ann Moser
    • 600 S. Walnut
    • P.O. Box 25
    • Boise, ID 83707-0025
    • ann.moser@idfg.idaho.gov
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Contact: 
Ann Moser
Phone: 
208-287-2705
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)