Wildlife Technician

Application Period: 
2/22/2021 to 3/31/2021
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Employment Dates: 
5/17/2021 to 8/27/2021

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 the surrounding area. This position will focus on implementing the pelican management plan in the blackfoot river system.

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 may consist of a heated wall tent with associated camping gear or a camping trailer. Per diem for groceries will also be provided.
In addition, the successful applicant may also assist on multiple projects for Species of Greatest Conservation Need, including but not limited to: banding and tagging pre-fledgling pelicans, acoustic and capture surveys for bats, and surveys for various species including sharp-tailed and sage grouse, yellow-billed cuckoos, several amphibian species, and bumblebees. The technician will work both individually and as 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. Applicants with educational or work experience in the wildlife field will also be considered. Applicants with experience conducting surveys for wildlife, particularly nongame species such as birds, raptors, and/or bats 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

How to Apply:

1. Complete an IDFG application for temporary employment (see link below).

2. Submit a letter of interest, resume, 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