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Wildlife Technician, Senior - Depredation

Wildlife Technician, Senior

Department of Fish and Game

Open for Recruitment: December 5, 2017 - December 26, 2017
Announcement # 00792081336
Salary Range: $17.00+ per hour DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Lewiston

The Department of Fish and Game is seeking a Senior Wildlife Technician - Depredation to work at our Clearwater Regional office in Lewiston. The successful candidate will assist the region's wildlife staff implement wildlife programs that assist in preventing and compensating private landowners who are experiencing conflict with big game. In addition to this, the successful candidate will also assist in the administration of the Access Yes! program. Responsibilities include: working directly with private land owners and sportsman; using and maintaining trucks, ATVs; conducting plant and animal surveys; collecting data and managing electronic databases; assisting with report writing.

General Information:

  • This announcement will be used to fill the current opening in Lewiston. If you previously applied for Senior Wildlife Technician - Depredation under announcement #00792073361 or #00792070709 and wish to be considered for this current opening in Lewiston, you do not need to reapply. To be considered, you must update your State of Idaho application to indicate you are willing to accept 'Full Time' under 'Job Type/Shift' and select 'Lewiston' under 'Cities'.
  • Senior Wildlife Technicians - Depredation may be required to ride in single engine airplanes and helicopters. These positions may involve walking for several hours in rugged terrain, handling unsedated wild animals, working in extreme weather conditions, and lifting and carrying up to 65 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations.


  • Respond to complaints concerning wildlife depredations.
  • Assist in developing partnerships with farmers and ranchers experiencing wildlife depredations and provides solutions to minimize losses.
  • Haze wildlife away from agricultural crops.
  • Assist regional staff with depredation mitigation which includes delivering and erecting fencing materials, delivering and deploying wildlife deterrence equipment.
  • Designs and implements data collection programs to estimate yield losses.
  • Assist in implementing research to address depredation and landowner/sportsman issues.
  • Assist with administering a private lands access program for hunters and anglers.
  • Assist in administering portions of private lands habitat improvement programs.
  • Assist with big game check stations.
  • May maintain winter big game animal feed sites.

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.
  • Some knowledge of supervisory practices.
  • Valid drivers license.
  • Some Senior Wildlife Technician 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 #6 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 does not require a CDL.

Desirable Qualification:

  • Some knowledge or experience working with private landowners on private land access programs, depredations, or habitat improvement projects.


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 63 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 Preview Exam 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 under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Lewiston under "Cities"

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If your name has been certified to a hiring list for possible consideration, you will see it listed in the Hiring Lists section of your online application. Supervisors review application materials prior to scheduling interviews. Those applicants who will be offered an interview may receive a phone call, letter or email to schedule a time, be sure your contact information is up to date and accurate. When completing or updating your online application information, please complete all items in the Application Checklist (this includes: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies and Job type.) Without this information the hiring agency may not be able to contact you for an interview. Having your name certified to a hiring list is not a guarantee that you will be contacted for an interview, it simply means you are one of the applicants being considered.

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Some jobs may entail working overtime. It is the Department's policy to provide compensatory time off instead of cash for any overtime worked.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.