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Wildlife Technician: Boise, Idaho
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
13.16 + housing
Last Date to Apply
The Southwest Region is seeking one temporary Wildlife Technician
(non-benefited) to track translocated beavers for a monitoring project
assessing survival and habitat use. Primary tasks include tracking
beavers via VHF telemetry, measuring habitat components of
establishment and control sites, conducting necropsies to assess cause of
mortality, and caring for live beavers. Other duties may include live
trapping beavers, attaching transmitters to beavers, and installing lowtech
restoration structures for release site preparation. Work hours will
be variable, but will generally consist of 4, 10-hour work days each
week. Fieldwork will take place in the Owyhees, south of Nampa,
ID. The position starts approximately July 5th, and goes until
approximately November 15, but dates are subject to change depending
on weather and spring runoff.
This position requires considerable physical activity. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties of the position including moderate lifting (up to 65
pounds) and strenuous hiking (several miles per day off-trail in rough,
uneven terrain). Employees may need to work irregular hours to fulfill
Applicant is expected to have excellent communication skills, be able to
follow verbal and written instructions, and take very detailed notes of
observations in the field. Applicant will be responsible for data entry
Must have a valid driver’s license. Must be comfortable operating an
ATV and working in varying environmental conditions. Must be able to
hike across rough terrain and thick vegetation. Must be flexible with
work duties and schedule. Must be capable of navigating in the field
with a GPS or mobile device. Applicant should be comfortable working
and/or living alone. Fieldwork is almost exclusively alone and will
require following check-in/out procedures.
Working towards or completed a bachelor’s degree in wildlife ecology or
related field. Experience working with beavers, radio-telemetry and
animal capture, handling, and restraint is also desired.
To apply, please email a single PDF document containing a cover letter,
CV, and contact information (name, email, phone) for 3 references to
Cory Mosby at email@example.com with the subject line of the email reading " Last name_Beaver Technician." While the last day to apply is 4/28/21, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.