Waterfowl and Wetland Summer Tech: West Richland, WA

Barker Ranch
West Richland, WA
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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The Barker Ranch is a world class 2,000+ acre private duck hunting club located in West Richland, WA with over 145 duck blinds. The Ranch is in the process of a multi-year restoration project to enhance wetland and upland areas for ducks, geese, cranes, upland birds, and other wildlife species. We are looking to fill Summer Technician positions dealing with the duties stated below. These positions are expected to run from April/May/June through September/October time frame. We can be flexible on the start and end dates with school and other conflicts. There is a possibility of future permanent employment if the ideal candidate is found. With the experiences and connections gained while at the Ranch, a high percentage of former techs and interns have been placed in permanent jobs in biology, range management, habitat management, conservation law enforcement, and more. The ideal candidate will have a love of waterfowl and waterfowl hunting, a good work ethic, and have basic knowledge of the operation of farm tools and equipment. Pay starts at $15.00/hour for Summer Techs. TBR has new facilities which include a 150x50 shop, office, high speed internet, satellite TV, conference room, kitchen, restrooms, showers, and is located only minutes from a major population area with lots of entertainment and social activities. A plethora of outdoor recreational activities are found in the area with rivers and mountains a reasonable drive away. Temporary onsite RV housing is available. To apply, please send a resume, or letter of job qualifications, and three references to barkerranch@frontier.com.
1. Duties: a. Execute daily work plan b. Building, repairing, and maintaining duck blinds c. Assist in wildlife food plot and habitat management activities d. Conducting moist soil management e. Assist in wetland restoration activities f. Installing new water control structures g. Cleaning and maintaining irrigation ditches and water control structures h. Spraying noxious weeds and trees i. General yard and park maintenance j. Other manual labor as assigned 2. Must be proficient in or willing to learn to operate: a. Truck b. ATV c. Power hand tools d. Other farm equipment 3. Desired qualifications: a. Knowledge and experience in basic equipment operation and maintenance b. Knowledge and experience in waterfowl hunting and/or management c. Own a smartphone and know how to use smartphone apps 4. Must have the ability to: a. Physically work long hours in hot or inclement weather with the possibility of bugs, ticks, snakes, or other critters b. Take directions and complete a task on time c. Work well with others in a group 5. Must: a. Have a valid driver’s license b. Speak fluent English c. Submit to random drug and/or alcohol test d. Be fully vaccinated against Covid-19
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