This position will provide support to the Fish & Wildlife Health program within the IN Div. F&W Office of Science and Research. Seasonal resource mgmt technicians will assist with surveillance and response activities associated with fish or wildlife health concerns. Duties may include wildlife or fish sample collection, sample processing, sample shipping, data collection, data entry, data analysis, public outreach activities w/ individuals and private businesses, and various natural resource mgmt activities. We anticipate deer health surveillance activities will be the primary focus of the position.
Candidates shall have a high school diploma or GED or one (1) year of work experience. A valid driver’s license is required. Completion of some college coursework in wildlife management, natural resources, biology, ecology, forestry and/or related areas of study is preferred.
Ability to understand and apply through on the job training and using previous, relevant experience basic biological principals, ecological variables and interactions, animal identification, and natural resource management techniques.
Basic knowledge of scientific methods, procedures and theories applicable to the management of natural resources.
Ability to lift equipment, tools, or materials up to 50lbs
Ability to sustain periods of strenuous physical activity
Ability to operate office equipment: computer, phone, copy machine, etc.
Ability to use Microsoft software programs: Word, Excel, etc.
Ability to work while wearing personal protective equipment: gloves, face mask, face shield, eye protection, etc.
Ability to handle live and dead animals for disease sample collection.
Ability to carry out assignments with general instruction and limited supervision.
This position may be required to work mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends and holidays.
Individuals may experience working in potentially inclement weather.
Individual may be required to wear a DNR provided uniform.
May be required to travel to additional properties.
May perform duties in a variety of different environments, including an office environment, field environment, rugged terrain, and various adverse weather conditions (extreme heat, cold, rain, snow, sleet, etc.).
May be required to work around potentially dangerous equipment (e.g. tractors, vehicles, mowers, etc.).
Applications accepted through the Indiana State Personnel Website at https://workforindiana.in.gov/