Wildlife Technician (8 positions)

Location: 
Upper Snake Region: Market Lake WMA, Roberts, ID; Deer Parks WMU, Menan, ID; Sand Creek WMA St. Anthony, ID; or Tex Creek WMA Ririe, ID. https://idfg.idaho.gov/visit/wildlife-management-areas#se
Application Period: 
1/16/2019 to 2/22/2019
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Salary: 
$12.41/hr+ DOE plus department housing
Employment Dates: 
4/1/2019 to 10/1/2019

About the position

These positions will work as part of a team to perform physical and technical duties regarding wildlife habitat management on Market Lake Wildlife Management Area (MKWMA), Deer Parks Wildlife Management Unit (DPWMU), Sand Creek Wildlife Management Area (SCWMA) or Tex Creek Wildlife Management Area (TCWMA). Primary tasks include habitat improvement projects, water management, fence maintenance, conducting wildlife and vegetation surveys, weed spraying, facilities management, conducting public use surveys, and coordinating volunteer projects. These positions will focus primarily on implementing the noxious weed management program. Primary tasks include: plant identification, plant surveys, noxious weed control, using and maintaining ATVs and herbicide spray equipment, exercising proper use and handling of herbicides, GPS/GIS mapping, and coordinating volunteer projects.

General Information: 
A successful candidate should possess or be willing to obtain a professional pesticide applicators license through Idaho State Department of Agriculture (training will be provided on the job). These are demanding positions that require a positive attitude, and the ability to handle tough physical and mental conditions. Successful applicants will perform, with or without reasonable accommodations physical and technical duties associated with wildlife habitat management, and engage in informational and educational activities with the public. These positions may require weekend work, physically demanding projects, working in remote landscapes in adverse weather, identifying plant species, the use of herbicides for weed control, use of GIS/GPS systems, safely operating 4WD trucks, tractors, ATV’s, chainsaws, and power planting augers. Experience with these skills are desired but not required. Training will be provided.
Qualifications: 
It is preferred for applicants to have completed at least their junior year in an accredited college or university, majoring in biology, wildlife management, recreation, forestry, range management, or a similar natural resources program. Alternatively, the applicant should have experience from a farm-related or natural resource position along with experience safely handling, operating, and maintaining field equipment. Competitive applicants will have a sound work ethic, ability to collaborate, strong communication skills, ability to work both independently and as a team member, be a motivated self-starter and have a willingness to learn. Additionally a valid driver's license with a good driving record is required.
How to Apply

1. Complete an IDFG application for temporary employment (see link below).
2. Create a Jobseeker account on the Idaho Dept. of Labor IdahoWorks Job #1157192.
https://idahoworks.gov/ada/r/users/new_job_seeker
3. Submit a cover letter, resume, three professional or academic references, and a completed IDFG application for temporary employment (preferably by email) to contact below.

Please indicate in your cover letter why you would like to be selected for this position(s), skills that qualify you for the job and what you hope to gain from the job. Please explicitly indicate which WMA or WMAs you wish to be considered for. Please provide a current telephone number or email address where you may be reached.

Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Contact: 
Brett Gullett
Phone: 
208-251-7138
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)