Wildlife Technician, Senior

Company Name:
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
The Department of Fish and Game is currently recruiting for a Wildlife Technician, Senior for an opening at our Coeur d'Alene River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) near Harrison.
The successful candidate for this opening will assist the Regional Wildlife Habitat Biologist implement wildlife habitat programs in the Southern Panhandle Habitat District. Responsibilities specific to the current vacancy include: Providing supervision to seasonal staff; Planning and directing noxious weed control programs on IDFG lands in the District; Assisting with habitat projects including wetlands restoration, tree and shrub planting, maintenance of food plots, and forest management activities; Working directly with private land owners and sportsman; Use and maintain equipment such as tractors, ATV's, boats, power augers, and chainsaws; Conducting plant and animal surveys; Collecting data and managing electronic databases; Assisting with annual report writing.
The successful candidate who is selected for the position in Harrison will be required to live in department provided housing at the Coeur d'Alene River WMA.
Please Note: This announcement will be used to fill the current opening in Harrison and it may also be used to fill future statewide Wildlife Technician, Senior openings.
As a Wildlife Technician, Senior 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, interview hunters and collect harvest data at check stations, maintain survey and harvest databases and prepare preliminary reports.
Serve as an IDFG liaison to the public and other agencies concerning IDFG wildlife and habitat management programs.
Use GIS to map animal location data and habitats and conduct simple spatial analyses.
Assist with radio-monitoring of wildlife.
Maintain including fences, roads, dikes, buildings and grounds.
Be physically and mentally able to work and hike in challenging and adverse terrain and weather conditions, including some long work days, over-night stays, and weekend work.
Safely use and maintain hand tools, power tools, 4WD vehicles, OHVs, farm equipment and heavy equipment.
Interview hunters to obtain harvest data and survey hunters' opinions and occasionally enforce fish and game laws.
Manage day to day activities in the field and office including budgets, annual reports, maintenance of facilities, and responding to public inquiries.
Minimum Qualifications:
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.
Experience recording, summarizing or analyzing biological data using a personal computer to manipulate data.
Some knowledge of supervisory practices.
Some Wildlife Technician, Senior positions throughout the state require the incumbent to possess a CDL or be willing to obtain one within the six-month probationary period (see question #5 on the examination). For those positions requiring a CDL, incumbents must pass a pre-employment controlled substance screening test. Once a CDL is obtained, the employee is required to participate in the Department's drug/alcohol testing program and comply with all of its provisions. Failure to satisfy any of these requirements will result in a failure to complete the probationary period and termination from employment. The current opening in Harrison does not require a CDL.
Additional consideration may be given at the time of the interview to candidates on the hiring list who have experience working with GIS. If you have any relevant experience or education, please be sure to include it within your application materials you submit for this position.
There is an exam to determine an applicant's eligibility. Enter your responses to the questions in the space provided in the examination. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described 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. A minimum rating of 70 is needed to pass this examination. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete.
To preview the examination for this position, click on the link below. You will not be able to take the exam from this screen. If you wish to take the exam, follow the instructions under "How to Apply".
How to Apply:
Click on the Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.
When updating your online application information, please add/select:
Department of Fish and Game under "Agencies"
Full-time employment under "Job Type/Shift"
Harrison and/or any other cities that you are willing to accept employment under "Cities"
Hiring Lists:
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Thank you for your interest in employment with the
Idaho Department of Fish Game!
Open for Recruitment: October 28, 2014 - November 18, 2014
Announcement #: 00792056882
Location(s): Harrison
Salary Range: $16.51 - $22.01 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

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