Wildlife Technician

Application Period: 
8/7/2018 to 8/21/2018
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$12.41 - $13.30 per hour
Employment Dates: 
9/4/2018 to 5/3/2019

About the position

The department is seeking a Wildlife Technician to assist the Regional Wildlife Biologist with wildlife, depredation, and habitat duties in Salmon, Idaho.  The position starts on or around 09/04/2018 and will be a temporary, 8-month position (with potential for extension/rehire).

General Information: 
Position is 40 hrs/wk with a varied & flexible schedule. This position may involve some irregular hours including early mornings, late evenings, overnight camping, and some weekends. No housing provided. Work may involve extreme weather and terrain. Applicants must be able to be able to lift 50 pounds, perform field work in remote locations for multiple days, and hike long distances. Must be able to work independently.
Primary responsibilities include use of chemical herbicides for spraying noxious weeds, operating farm equipment and implements (tractor, disc, mower, etc.), fence maintenance, irrigation of food plots, plant ID, database management and mapping (GIS, Access, Excel), restraining or handling a variety of wildlife, radio telemetry, necropsy and collar recovery, assisting with hunter check-stations, and assisting with wildlife depredation. Additional duties may be assigned by Regional Wildlife Biologist.

Good knowledge of wildlife ecology and habitat requirements (Typically gained by successful completion of college coursework in a wildlife related field equivalent to an Associate of Arts AND minimum of one (1) year of experience in habitat management or wildlife related experience OR a B.S. in a wildlife-related field).
Basic knowledge of habitat development practices and procedures, biology, zoology, botany, conservation biology or related discipline (Typically this is met by successful completion of college coursework in wildlife management OR, two (2) years of work experience equivalent to a wildlife technician position). Experience: recording, summarizing, and analyzing wildlife biological data (Typically gained by successful completion of college level math and biology courses; experience recording, analyzing or summarizing biological data AND at least one (1) college-level GIS OR six (6) months' experience manipulating spatial data using computer software). Valid driver's license.
How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1103568 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 - jessie.shallow@idfg.idaho.gove) or by mail to:
    • Idaho Department of Fish and Game
    • Attention: Jessie Shallow
    • 99 HWY 93 N
    • Salmon, ID 83467
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Mrs. Jessie Rose Thiel Shallow
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)