The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking a temporary Wildlife Technician (benefitted) to assist wildlife staff in the Upper Snake Region.
The primary responsibility of the position will include monitoring radio-collared ungulates (mule deer, elk, moose, pronghorn, and bighorn sheep), retrieving collars, and conducting necropsies to determine cause specific mortality. The technician is expected to be available to respond to mortality notifications quickly, including on weekends. Responsibilities may also include; interacting with the public at hunter check stations, data management activities, completing biological reports, assisting with depredation conflicts, trail camera deployment, managing large field data sets, using GIS/GPS systems, assisting with grouse lek monitoring, capture and relocation of conflict wildlife, and assisting wildlife population staff with other day-to-day management activities.
October 4, 2021 through May 31, 2022
With or without reasonable accommodations, this position requires lifting over 50 lbs at times, hiking multiple miles in mountainous terrain and working in adverse weather conditions for long periods of time. Duties may require long hours in the field including; work at night, on weekends, camping, and work in remote settings, occasionally with minimal supervision.
Optional housing may be available.
How to apply:
1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1541509 at https://labor.idaho.gov.)
2. Complete an IDFG Application for Temporary Employment (https://idfg.idaho.gov/jobs/application-temporary)
3. Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional or academic references as a single document, and a completed IDFG Application for Temporary Employment via email (preferred) or by mail to:
o Idaho Department of Fish and Game
o Attention: Iver Hull
o 4279 Commerce Circle
o Idaho Falls, ID 83401
o Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
o phone: (208) 525-7290
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Experience hiking in steep, mountainous terrain. Experience interpreting and navigating with maps and operating mapping software.
Knowledge of wildlife management principles and practices.
Ability to operate 4 wheel drive vehicles, ATVs, and snowmobiles in adverse conditions.
Applicant must have working knowledge of PC and Microsoft office packages.
Having a good work ethic, the ability to get along with others, the ability to work independently and as a team member, and being a motivated self-starter with a willingness to learn.
A valid driver's license is required.
Experience with radio-telemetry and ungulate necropsies.
It is preferred that applicants have satisfactorily completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Management, Ecology, Biology or other closely related field.
Experience with ArcGIS programs beneficial.