Wildlife Technician - Habitat

Location: 
Craig Mountain Wildlife Management Area, Lewiston
Application Period: 
4/22/2021 to 5/24/2021
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Salary: 
13.16 per hour
Employment Dates: 
5/24/2021

About the position

The Clearwater Region is looking to fill two more wildlife technician positions for the Craig Mountain Wildlife Management Area. Main responsibilities include technical duties and habitat development relating to wildlife conservation, management, and research. End dates for the 2021 field season will be flexible.

Dates needed:

Non-benefited 4 month technicians (2 positions): May through September

General Information: 
The selected applicants will conduct habitat development projects, noxious weed control, plant and wildlife surveys, facility maintenance, and access management activities on public and private land within the Clearwater Region. Majority of this work will be located on the Craig Mountain Wildlife Management Area (CMWMA). Other work locations might include the Red River WMA, Joseph Plains Habitat Area, and the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest. The duties of these positions are diverse and occasionally overlap with other departments.

Successful applicants will be able to perform physically demanding activities such as lifting up to 50lbs, packing backpacks with 40-50lbs, hiking 8+ miles on rough and steep terrain, and working in adverse weather conditions with or without reasonable accommodations. Additionally, some of these positions will require individuals to work at remote duty stations for extended periods of time (up to 1-month) with bi-weekly resupply. All individuals will be involved in weekly work trips to various duty stations throughout the season.
Responsibilities: 
Primary tasks for the CMWMA position include plant surveys and identification, maintaining fences, using and maintaining ATVs, herbicide spray equipment and chemicals, and using GPS/GIS for mapping. Successful candidates may also be tasked with maintaining Habitat Improvement Projects (HIP), which include planting seedlings, fence construction, and chemically treating noxious weeds. Other work responsibilities include data collection, facility maintenance, plowing and planting fields, camping at remote cabins to perform maintenance, and monitoring for noxious weeds. These responsibilities require use of UTV’s/ATV’s, 4WD trucks, tractors, chainsaws, trimmers, augers, and power tools. Experience with these habitat management tools and techniques are desired but not required. Training will be provided.
Qualifications: 
Knowledge of at least one of the following: 1) Good knowledge of wildlife ecology and habitat requirements and some knowledge of wildlife habitat including evaluation and management practices; OR 2) Good knowledge of biology, zoology, botany, conservation biology or closely related discipline. Experience recording, summarizing, analyzing, and synthesizing biological data using a personal computer to manage data.

All prospective technicians must have a strong work ethic, the ability to get along with others, self-motivated, and reflect a desire and willingness to be tasked with new challenges in a professional setting. Applicants should also demonstrate good communication skills, interact with the public in a professional and positive manner, and be comfortable working independently and in a team environment. Individuals should be willing to learn how to maintain and operate equipment for related responsibilities. Must have a valid driver’s license.
How to Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter, references, and an IDFG temporary application to:

 

Jessica Patterson

Sr. Wildlife Technician

Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game

3316 16th St.

Lewiston, ID 83501

208-799-5010

jessica.patterson@idfg.idaho.gov

 
Please indicate in your cover letter why you would like to be selected for this position, skills that qualify you for the job, and what you hope to gain from your prospective tenure with Idaho Department of Fish & Game. Please provide a telephone number or email address where you can be reached.

 

Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Contact: 
Jessica Patterson
Phone: 
208-799-5010
Open until filled