Wildlife Technician

Cottonwood Wildlife Management Area
Application Period: 
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Employment Dates: 
5/1/2018 to 8/31/2018

About the position

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game Magic Valley office is seeking to fill one 4 month, non-benefited Wildlife Technician position to assist the Regional Habitat Biologist with wildlife habitat management duties at Cottonwood Wildlife Management Area.  Primary responsibilities will include use of chemical herbicides for spraying of noxious weeds, irrigation of food and tree plots with hand lines and gated pipe, operating farm equipment and implements (tractor, disc, mower, etc.), fence maintenance, monitoring public use of WMA’s, grounds clean up and maintenance, and other duties as assigned by Regional Habitat Biologist.

General Information: 
Typical work week is Monday through Friday, 40 hours/week. On-site housing is available throughout the duration of employment. With or without reasonable accommodations, applicants must be able to tolerate extremely hot weather, work under adverse field conditions and be able to lift 50 pounds.
Work independently on the management of habitat at Cottonwood Wildlife Management Area for the benefit of wildlife and the public. Additional duties may be assigned by Regional Habitat Biologist.
Must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid driver’s license. Ability to operate farm equipment (tractor and implements), chainsaw, ATV, 4x4 truck, etc., safely and competently. Knowledge of common irrigation and weed control practices are desired.
How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1028970 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: Brandon Tycz
    • 324 S 417 E
    • Jerome, ID 83338
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Brandon Tycz
Open until filled