Wildlife Technician

Location: 
Oakley, Wendall, and Fairfield
Application Period: 
1/13/2020 to 2/15/2020
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Salary: 
12.78
Employment Dates: 
5/1/2020 to 8/31/2020

About the position

The positions will be stationed at Big Cottonwood Wildlife Management Area (1) near Oakley, ID, Niagara Springs Wildlife Management Area (1) near Wendell, ID, South Central Wildlife Tracts (1) near Hagerman, ID, and the Centennial Marsh Wildlife Management Area (3) near Fairfield, ID. On-site housing is provided throughout the duration of this position. Employee is required to live on the wildlife management area (WMA) unless nearby housing is acquired.

General Information: 
Typical work week is Monday through Friday, 40 hours/week. On-site housing is available throughout the duration of employment. With or without reasonable accommodations, applicants must be able to tolerate extremely hot weather, work under adverse field conditions and be able to lift 50 pounds.
Responsibilities: 
Perform wildlife and habitat management duties on WMA. Operate various equipment including, but not limited to: 4x4 truck, ATV, tractor w/ implements, chainsaw, power tools, and sprayers. Operate and maintain irrigation systems to food plots and pastures using gated pipe, and open ditch systems. Conduct weed control and monitor use of chemical herbicides. Build, repair, remove fences, maintain equipment, facilities, housing and grounds. Monitor wildlife population numbers, habitat use, and public use of WMA. Assist manager with other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: 
With or without assistance be able to lift and carry 50 lbs. Be able to work outdoors in highly variable weather conditions. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to competently and safely operate a chainsaw, power trimmer, 4x4 truck, ATV, and tractor with implements (disk, mower, etc.). Incumbent must have a working knowledge of wildlife ecology and basic habitat requirements. Experience with herbicide applications, farm equipment, and ditch irrigation is preferred. Must be able to communicate effectively with the public. The abilities to work independently with minimal supervision and make efficient use of field time are essential requirements for this position.
How to Apply

Send a completed IDFG Temporary Application Form (form found at bottom of page), cover letter, resume and three professional references to:

Brandon Tycz

Idaho Department of Fish & Game

324 S. 417 E.

Jerome, ID 83338

208-324-4359

 

Or e-mail to: brandon.tycz@idfg.idaho.gov

For further information see… http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/apps/employment

Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Contact: 
Brandon Tycz
Phone: 
2083244359
Open until filled