Wildlife Technician (1 Position – 3 Months)

Application Period: 
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Employment Dates: 
5/3/2020 to 8/14/2020

About the position

The Southeast Region is seeking 1 Wildlife Technician (3.0 months) to assist with the regional wildlife management program in Pocatello, Idaho and surrounding area. This unique area offers diverse recreational opportunities including hunting, fishing, biking, and hiking.

General Information: 
Applicant must be willing to accommodate a flexible schedule. Work periods may be up to 7 consecutive days. Housing is NOT provided.

Incumbents must be able to lift/carry up to 60 lbs. with occasional lifting/carrying up to 100 lbs. for short distances and work long, strenuous hours in extreme weather conditions with or without reasonable accommodations.
The Wildlife Technician is primarily responsible for assisting with the implementation of the Department’s Pelican Management Plan. During May and June, the Wildlife Technician will be responsible for hazing American White Pelicans off of Blackfoot River and Reservoir to minimize depredation of Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout. The successful applicant will be required to stay on site during May and June. Accommodations consist of a heated wall tent and/or camp trailer with associated camping gear. Per diem for groceries will also be provided.

In addition, the Wildlife Technician will assist in multiple wildlife management projects, including but not limited to: Colonial waterbird nest counts and productivity surveys, banding and tagging pre-fledgling pelicans, remote camera retrieval/deployment for big game, and surveys for Species of Greatest Conservation Need. The Wildlife Technician will work as part of a team, and follow standardized protocols to collect biological data. Hazing activities require the successful applicant to have passed a hunter safety class and to be very familiar with ethical hunting practices and the operation of a shotgun.

The Wildlife Technician will also be required to participate in other wildlife and fisheries management activities as needed.
It is preferred that applicants possess a Bachelor's degree in wildlife biology or other closely related field; or equivalent training and work experience. Applicants with experience conducting surveys for wildlife will be given preference. Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications and experience using topographical maps/software and GPS is a plus. Must be 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license.
How to Apply

1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1292283) at https://labor.idaho.gov.

2. Complete an IDFG application for temporary employment (https://idfg.idaho.gov/jobs/application-temporary).

3. Submit a letter of interest, resume, three professional or academic references, and a completed IDFG application for temporary employment (preferably by email) to:


Eric Freeman

Idaho Department of Fish and Game

1345 Barton Rd

Pocatello, ID 83204



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