Wildlife Technician (2 positions available)

Pend Oreille Wildlife Management Area
Application Period: 
1/3/2019 to 4/30/2019
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$12.41 per hour, Non-benefited

About the position

The Panhandle Region is seeking two (2) temporary Wildlife Technicians (non-benefited) to assist the Regional Wildlife Habitat Biologist and Sr. Wildlife Technician with the operation of the Pend Oreille Wildlife Management Area (POWMA) near Sandpoint, Idaho.

Dates Needed:

Position 1: This position starts on or around April 1, 2019 and ends July 31, 2019. Following a 30 day layoff period (month of August) the position restarts September 1, 2019 and ends October 30, 2019.

Position 2: This position starts on or around May 15, 2019 and ends on or around August 20, 2019, 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. These positions may involve some irregular hours including early mornings, late evenings, overnight camping, and possible weekend work. There is onsite housing provided.
These positions will work as part of a team to perform physical and technical duties regarding wildlife habitat management on the POWMA. Primary tasks include habitat improvement projects such as preparation, planting and maintenance of annual food plots and perennial cover, noxious weed control, fence construction/maintenance, conducting wildlife and vegetation surveys, waterfowl trapping and banding, facilities and access site maintenance and monitoring and facilitating public use of the Department properties. Position requires the use and maintenance of ATVs, tractors, boats, herbicide spray equipment, light construction and equipment maintenance skills. 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 and the ability to accurately identify wildlife species. Some knowledge of vegetation survey methods and plant taxonomy, or performing habitat improvement activities using standard farm equipment. 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.
How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1151245 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: Miles Benker
    • 2885 West Kathleen Ave.
      • Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Mr. Miles Benker
Open until filled