Wildlife Technician, Senior – Habitat; Ririe, Idaho

Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Ririe, Idaho
Job Category
Full time Positions
$20.82 - $26.03 per hour DOE, Plus Competitive Benefits!
Last Date to Apply
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is currently recruiting for a Senior Wildlife Technician - Habitat opening at our Tex Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) near Ririe. The successful candidate will assist the Regional Wildlife Habitat Biologist implement wildlife habitat programs on the Tex Creek WMA. Responsibilities include providing supervision to seasonal staff; planning and directing noxious weed control; assisting with habitat restoration, tree and shrub planting, and maintenance of food plots; working directly with private landowners and sportsman; using and maintaining tractors, ATVs, boats, power augers, and chainsaws; conducting plant and animal surveys; collecting data and managing electronic databases; assisting with report writing.  General Information: -The successful candidate who is selected for the position will be required to live in Department provided housing at the designated duty station (Cecil D. Andrus WMA). This announcement will be used to fill the current Wildlife Technician, Senior - Habitat position at the Tex Creek WMA in Ririe only. Please note that if you have applied under a current or prior job announcement with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game for the position of Wildlife Technician, Senior and you wish to be considered for the current opening for Wildlife Technician, Senior - Habitat in Ririe, you will need to reapply under this current announcement. Applications received under any other job announcement will not be considered. Why IDFG? We are a premier natural resource agency dedicated to preserving, protecting, perpetuating, and managing Idaho's fish and wildlife for this great state. We are committed to creativity, innovation, and excellence as we cultivate opportunities for our customers to engage with our natural resources and become resource stewards for future generations. We are highly dedicated to our mission, committed to our team, and we know how to balance work/life commitments while loving the work we do. What We Offer:  -Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance - employee only coverage for PPO $65/month for medical and vision & $11.00/month for dental -Participation in one of the Nation's best state retirement systems -Generous vacation and sick leave accrual that begins as soon as you start (accumulate approximately 3 weeks of vacation the first year, and increasing with state longevity) -Eleven paid holidays a year -Eight weeks of Paid Parental Leave -Multiple optional saving plans- 401k and 457 plans  -Group Life Insurance/Disability Insurance/Supplemental Life Insurance - state provided basic life insurance coverage and affordable supplemental plans  -Public Sector Student Loan Forgiveness (eligibility requirements may apply) -Employee Assistance Program - confidential support, information, and resources for all of life's challenges -State and Department Wellness Programs  -Ongoing training opportunities  -Potential flexible work schedule As a Senior Wildlife Technician - Habitat, your responsibilities may include: -Understanding and applying habitat management and restoration practices including seeding, planting, and noxious weed control. -Participating in wildlife population surveys, including aerial surveys, interviewing hunters to obtain harvest data at check stations, surveying hunters' opinions, maintaining survey and harvest databases, preparing preliminary reports and occasionally enforce fish and game laws. -Serving as an IDFG liaison to the public and other agencies concerning IDFG wildlife and habitat management programs. -Using GIS to map animal location data and habitats and conduct simple spatial analyses. -Assisting with radio-monitoring of wildlife. -Maintain fences, roads, dikes, buildings, and grounds.  -Work and hike, with or without reasonable accommodations, in challenging and adverse terrain and weather conditions, including some long workdays, over-night stays, and weekend work. -Safely use and maintain hand tools, power tools, 4WD vehicles, OHVs, farm equipment and heavy equipment. -Manage day to day activities in the field and office including budgets, annual reports, maintenance of facilities, and responding to public inquiries.
Minimum Qualifications: (The qualifications are required.)  -Good knowledge of wildlife ecology and habitat requirements and some knowledge of habitat development practices and procedures OR good knowledge of biology, zoology, botany, conservation biology or closely related discipline. -Some knowledge of supervisory practices. -Experience: recording, summarizing, and analyzing wildlife biological data. -Valid driver's license. How to Apply: Please apply online at the URL listed below. URL: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/idaho/jobs/3799426/wildlife-technician-senior-habitat Supplemental Questions:  Enter your responses to the supplemental questions in the space provided. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described in the typical guides for each question to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. A higher rating may be obtained based on the extent of your education and experience, so take your time to provide a detailed and complete answer to each question. It is very important that the information you provide clearly supports your responses. Additional Comments: EEO/Veteran's Preference Thank you for applying with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game!
Contact Person
Rachel Byington
Contact Phone
(208) 334-3773
Contact eMail
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