The position hours will be between 25 -32 hours per week, four to five days a week, 5-8 hours a day. This is a limited service temporary position and cannot exceed 1385 hours annually.
This position may involve walking for several hours in rugged terrain, handling unsedated wild animals, working in extreme weather conditions, lifting and carrying up to 65 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations, and could possibly be required to ride in single engine airplanes and/ or helicopters. Wildlife Health Technicians will work with diseases and other biological agents.
Perform sample intake, accessioning, handling and processing for incoming necropsy and live animal samples. This will include sample handling, data entry and sample disposal. Perform inventory assessments and management of wildlife health samples, supplies, harvest kits and freezer inventories. Provide day-to-day laboratory support, customer service, and staffing. This may include transporting samples and/or materials around the state, answering customer phone calls, ordering and maintaining hunter surveillance kits, and working on field projects as needed. Provide day-to-day analytical support. This may include sub-sampling and serum inventories, assisting the Wildlife Veterinarian with necropsies or live-animals, preparing media, DNA extractions or nutrition analyses. Providing routine facility and vehicle maintenance. Including monitoring vehicle and facility maintenance and temperature records, collection of BA4, and other assigned tasks.
Minimum Qualifications: Good knowledge of wildlife ecology and habitat requirements and some knowledge of habitat development practices and procedures OR good knowledge of biology, zoology, botany, conservation biology or closely related discipline. Experience recording, summarizing or analyzing biological data using a personal computer. Experience working in relational databases. Valid driver’s license.
Desirable Qualifications: Experience working in relational databases with strong attention to detail. Some knowledge or experience working in a laboratory or prior course-work with laboratory credit.