- Technician needed to assist with all phases of bear program, including: education, conflict management, and research. The position takes place in the Upper Snake Region in Southeast Idaho.
- Position is approximately 4 months from June to mid-September
- Housing will likely be available but not guaranteed.
- Technician will be on-call and will need to respond and be available at night and on weekends
- Applicants must, with or without reasonable accommodations, be capable of working in inclement weather, walking several miles per day across rough terrain, and safely operate trucks with trailers.
• Canvass neighborhoods to talk with homeowners and disseminate education material
about living in bear country
• Attend events with IDFG’s bear education trailer throughout the region
• Provide presentations to diverse audiences about bear biology, history, and ways to
reduce human-bear conflicts
• Work with Forest Service personnel to ensure proper food storage in campgrounds
and dispersed campsites
• Respond to ongoing conflicts in a timely manner.
• Reduce conflicts by securing human food and other attractants
• Capture bears that may be relocated or removed
• Handle stressful situations when public safety is a concern
• Work well with the public, which may involve confrontational homeowners or
• Capture and collar grizzly bears
• Collect morphological data and samples from immobilized bears
• Setup and maintain cameras and scent stations to monitor bears
• Collect and cut up road-killed ungulates used for bait during capture efforts
• Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license
• Trained and experienced in safely operating 4WD trucks and ATVs in remote areas
on unimproved roads.
• Trained and experienced in safely operating 4WD trucks towing trailers
• Willingness to work at night and on weekends
• Experience with hand-held GPS units
• Experience with data entry and database management.
• Must be willing to work in rough terrain and/or inclement weather.
• Applicants must be physically fit and able to carry upwards of 65 pounds.
• Applicants must be comfortable working in areas occupied by grizzly bears
• Able to tolerate and handle foul smelling meat and scent lure.
• Bachelor’s Degree in: Wildlife Biology, Natural Resources Management,
Environmental Resources, or a related field
• Experience providing education to public about wildlife issues
• Experience responding to human-wildlife conflicts, particularly large carnivores
• Experience capturing and handling wildlife, particularly bears
• Experience monitoring radio-collared wildlife.
• Experience safely working in areas occupied by grizzly bears