Under general supervision of the Region 5, Sector 8 Field Supervisor, the Nuisance Wildlife Technician will be responsible for providing field support for the nuisance wildlife program. Primary duties include capturing and immobilizing nuisance wildlife, transporting and releasing wildlife and assisting in educating the public about nuisance wildlife. Additional duties will include responding to nuisance wildlife reports, operate, maintain and repair a variety of specialized bear trapping equipment, obtains immobilization drug handling certification and operates immobilization drug delivery equipment. Response to nuisance wildlife calls may require evening, night, and early morning work availability.
This position will collect and summarize human and wildlife conflict data, provides office support for the program and/or project need and assists in development of public outreach information and reports. Maintains human and wildlife conflict data bases and documents immobilization drug use and inventory records. Conducts day to day operations and maintenance of department facilities and wildlife areas as directed, maintains equipment according to prescribed schedules and maintains fences, water systems, etc. This position will provide field support for the program and/or project, collects and records wildlife and/or habitat data and assists in wildlife captures and releases and planting of wildlife crops and control of invasive vegetation. Performs other duties as assigned. The project timeline is to start by late August and not to exceed 6 months.
The candidate must have knowledge of: general knowledge of habitat and wildlife field investigation, management and conservation techniques, species identification requirements in particular to birds by sight but in in general for all Arizona wildlife, plants and habitats, scientific data collection procedures, basic statistical analysis techniques, and variety of field sampling methods.
The preferred candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in a wildlife science or closely related field and knowledge and skills pertaining to accepted wildlife capture and handling techniques.
Employment is contingent upon completion of a post-offer medical/physical examination and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.
Position requires possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.).
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