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.