Wildlife Technician: Jerome, ID

Agency
ID Dept. of Fish & Game
Location
Twin Falls County, Idaho
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$13.16/hour + housing
Start Date
07/12/2021
Last Date to Apply
01/24/2021
Website
https://idfg.idaho.gov/jobs
Description
The Magic Valley 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 low-tech 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 South Hills, south of Twin Falls, ID. The position starts approximately July 12, and goes until approximately November 15, but dates are subject to change depending on weather and spring runoff. This position requires considerable physical activity. With or without reasonable accommodations, 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 position responsibilities. 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 and organization.
Qualifications
Required qualifications: 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. Preferred qualifications: 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 Lyn Snoddy at lyn.snoddy@idfg.idaho.gov by January 24, 2021 with the subject line of the email reading " Last name_Beaver Technician."
Contact Person
Lyn Snoddy
Contact Phone
208-644-6307
Contact eMail
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