Wildlife Technician I (Aquatic Invasive Species) – Utah

Agency
Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife Resources
Location
Utah Lake
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
10.99
Start Date
07/07/2017
Last Date to Apply
07/31/2017
Description
The Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife Resources, has a seasonal position (no benefits) available at Utah Lake. This appointment will last from approximately July 7 to September 11, 2017, with possibility of extension. Housing is not provided.

Examples of Duties

As a member of a team of technicians, the successful applicant will aid in implementing the Utah Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan, with particular attention given to preventing the spread of Quagga Mussels in Utah’s waterways. A large portion of the job is in outreach and interdiction by which boaters will be educated about Quagga Mussels and what their role is in fighting this threat. Duties will include interviewing boaters and educating them about the threat of Aquatic Invasive Species, inspecting boats for the presence of AIS or standing water, assessing biological risk that watercraft may pose on Utah’s Waters and decontaminating of boats and equipment with a high pressure sprayer.
Qualifications
Applicant must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid Utah Drivers license at time of employment. Applicant MUST be willing to work a flexible schedule, with weekends and holidays (July 24 and Labor Day, etc) MANDATORY. Applicants must be self motivated, honest, able and willing to work outdoors in harsh weather conditions. Applicant must be able to work alone and as a contributing member of a team.

Applicants must be willing to work in an outdoor setting, communicate well with others and be able to maintain professionalism while in potentially stressful situations.

Preference may be given to applicants with boating experience or who are pursuing a degree in Biology, Fisheries, Natural Resources or Criminal Justice. Basic mechanical aptitude is helpful.

Interested applicants may apply by submitting a cover letter and resume (including previous work experience and a list of references) via email to doler@utah.gov

For more information, contact Daniel Oler @ (435)503-4066
Contact Person
Daniel Oler
Contact Phone
435-503-4066
Contact eMail
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