Wildlife Technician - Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Project

Application Period: 
12/19/2018 to 1/14/2019
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$12.41 per hour

About the position

The McCall Subregion is seeking to fill up to four (4) Wildlife Technician positions that will assist with population monitoring of northern Idaho ground squirrels, a federally threatened species, in west-central Idaho. Field work is primarily systematic distance-based line transect surveys. Possibly also includes some very limited live trapping for mark-recapture studies.

General Information: 
Applicants must be able to work outdoors under a range of environmental conditions, hike for 4+ hours across moderate terrain, follow established protocols, be flexible, and have good eyesight and high frequency hearing to effectively detect small mammals with or without reasonable accommodations. Weekly work schedule is entirely weather-dependent. Applicants must be willing to flex their work days. Training in conducting surveys and capturing and handling ground squirrels is provided. Housing provided in shared bunkhouse, cabins, or camp trailer in Council or Bear, Idaho. Work vehicle provided.

Dates Needed:
• April 8 to June 8, 2019 – (2 positions)
• April 8 to July 6, 2019 – (1 position)
• April 1 to July 20, 2019 – (1 position)
Field data collection, maintaining accurate field records, entering and proofing data, and data summary.
It is preferred that applicants have a B.S. degree in biological sciences, natural resources, or related field, with some field experience OR demonstrated field experience with small mammal surveys or trapping. Some experience with ArcMap is preferred for the 1 April – 20 July position. Must have a valid driver’s license.
How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1148905 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: Betsy Wagner
    • 555 Deinhard Lane
    • McCall, ID 83638
    • betsy.wagner@idfg.idaho.gov
      (208) 634-8137
Additional Comments: 
Please specify which position is preferred in your application packet. EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Betsy Wagner
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)