Wildlife Technician, Senior - Depredation

Application Period: 
2/10/2020 to 2/24/2020
Employment Type: 
Permanent - Full Time
$18.04 per hour, plus Competitive Benefits!

About the position

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking a Senior Wildlife Technician - Depredation to work at our Clearwater Regional office in Lewiston. The successful candidate will assist the region's wildlife staff implement wildlife programs that assist in preventing and compensating private landowners who are experiencing conflict with big game. In addition to this, the successful candidate will also assist in the administration of the Access Yes! program. Responsibilities include: working directly with private land owners and sportsman; using and maintaining trucks, ATVs; conducting plant and animal surveys; collecting data and managing electronic databases; assisting with report writing.

General Information:

  • This announcement will be used to fill the current Senior Wildlife Technician - Depredation position in Lewiston and may also be used to fill future statewide openings. Please note that if you have applied under a prior job announcement with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game for the position of Wildlife Technician, Senior - Depredation and you wish to be considered for the current opening in Lewiston or for possible future statewide openings, you will need to re-apply under this current announcement. Applications received under any previous job announcement will not be considered.
  • Senior Wildlife Technicians - Depredation may be required to ride in single engine airplanes and helicopters. These positions may involve walking for several hours in rugged terrain, handling unsedated wild animals, working in extreme weather conditions, and lifting and carrying up to 65 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations.


  • Respond to complaints concerning wildlife depredations.
  • Assist in developing partnerships with farmers and ranchers experiencing wildlife depredations and provides solutions to minimize losses.
  • Haze wildlife away from agricultural crops.
  • Assist regional staff with depredation mitigation which includes delivering and erecting fencing materials, delivering and deploying wildlife deterrence equipment.
  • Designs and implements data collection programs to estimate yield losses.
  • Assist in implementing research to address depredation and landowner/sportsman issues.
  • Assist with administering a private lands access program for hunters and anglers.
  • Assist in administering portions of private lands habitat improvement programs.
  • Assist with big game check stations.
  • May maintain winter big game animal feed sites.

Minimum Qualifications: (These qualifications are required.)

  • Good knowledge of wildlife ecology and habitat requirements and some knowledge of habitat development practices and procedures OR good knowledge of biology, zoology, botany, conservation biology or closely related discipline.
  • Experience recording, summarizing or analyzing wildlife biological data.
  • Some knowledge of supervisory practices.
  • Valid driver's license.

Desirable Qualification: (This qualification is not required.)

  • Some knowledge or experience working with private landowners on private land access programs, depredations, or habitat improvement projects.

Supplemental Questions

Enter your responses to the supplemental questions in the space provided. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described in the typical guides for each question to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. A higher rating may be obtained based on the extent of your education and experience, so take your time to provide a detailed and complete answer to each question. It is very important that the information you provide clearly supports your responses.

To learn more about the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, please see the following:

How to Apply

Please apply online at the URL listed below.

Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference.
Rachel Byington
(208) 334-3773
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)