Wildlife Technician

Harrison Idaho
Application Period: 
1/30/2018 to 3/13/2018
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Employment Dates: 

About the position

The department is seeking an 8 month non-benefited Wildlife Technician to assist the Regional Wildlife Habitat Biologist (RWHB) and lead Wildlife Technician with the operation of the Coeur d’Alene River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) near Harrison, Idaho. The position starts on or around 3/1/18 ends 6/30/18 (break in July) begins 8/1/18 ends 11/30/18 with flexible stop/start dates to accommodate students.

General Information: 
With or without reasonable accommodations, the incumbent must be able to stand for long periods of time, lift and carry ítems weighing up to 50 lbs., hike over rough and rugged terrain, safely drive for multiple hours per shift, and work in adverse weather conditions. The work is schedule as four ten-hour days a week. This position may involve some irregular hours including early mornings, late evenings, overnight camping, and possible weekend work. There is onsite housing.
Specific duties include but are not limited to: Completing habitat manipulations as per direction of the RWHB. Conducting population surveys on a variety of wildlife species. Quantifying vegetative communities. Noxious weed control. Monitoring and facilitating public use of the property. Waterfowl trapping and banding. Light construction and equipment maintenance. Other duties as assigned.

The applicant must have completed at least two years of college coursework in an accredited wildlife biology program or closely related field and possess a valid driver’s license. Strong preference will be given to individuals who have: Some knowledge of wildlife survey methods acquired through coursework or experience. The ability to accurately identify wildlife species. Some knowledge of vegetation survey methods and plant taxonomy. The ability to follow instructions, complete assignments, and operate with little direct supervision. The ability to interact with the general public, other agency personnel, and other employees in a courteous fashion.

Applicants may be given additional consideration if they have experience: Identifying wetland plants. Sampling vegetation in the Inland Northwest. Sampling herptofauna, small mammals, and/or songbirds. Performing habitat improvement activities. Operating 4x4 vehicles, ATV's, boats, and/or farm equipment. Using power tools and completing small construction projects.
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, and a completed IDFG Application for Temporary Employment via email (preferred) or by mail to:
    • Idaho Department of Fish and Game
    • Attention: David Van de Riet
    • 2885 W. Kathleen Ave
    • Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Additional Comments: 
Please indicate in your cover letter if you would like to be considered for other IDFG temporary employment in the Panhandle (Coeur d’Alene). EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closi
Mr. David W. Van de Riet
Open until filled