WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN I

Vacancy Ann. # STOI-17-082
Title WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN I
Supervisor WILDLIFE MITIGATION PROGRAM MANAGER
Department NATURAL RESOURCES, WILDLIFE
Location WELLPINIT, WA
Status FULL TIME WITH LAY-OFF UP TO 3.5 MONTHS
Rate of Pay $11.77 - $14.12/HOUR, DOE, DOQ
Opening Date JULY 3, 2017
Closing Date JULY 17, 2017

INTRODUCTION: 

The Wildlife Technician I position is a Regular/Full-time position with Lay-Off up to 3.5 months.  The employee is expected to be able to work in a team setting or independent of direct supervision to complete tasks assigned. 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with wildlife habitat enhancements and maintenance including, but not limited to tree and shrub planting, native grass and cover crop seeding, water developments, prescribed burns, fence maintenance and construction, noxious weed control, tree thinning, road maintenance, and maintenance of equipment and Tribal facilities.
  • Assist with wildlife and habitat surveys.
  • Collect accurate data when conducting field work such as fence maintenance, vegetation inventories, herbicide application, equipment maintenance, and vehicle logs. 
  • The incumbent is expected to be punctual, self-motivated, and exercise sound judgement (safety-oriented) in carrying out the responsibilities of this position.
  • Assist with fish collection and allocation for cultural subsistence needs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • Ability to work in a professional setting.
  • Ability to communicate (orally and written) effectively.
  • Willing to work in extreme weather conditions and rugged terrain.
  • Willing to work flexible hours and long hours in the field.
  • Ability to identify native and non-native plants and wildlife to this area.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Washington State driver’s License and a good driving record.
  • Must obtain a WSDA Private Applicator Pesticide License within one year of hire date.
  • Must have ability to read and interpret manuals, written instructions, and maps, and able to accurately communicate field observations.
  • Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions. 
  • Must be capable of lift and carry up to 45lbs.
  • Must be able to walk for long periods of time in rough terrain and work in inclement weather.
  • Willing to work long hours in the field and a flexible schedule.
  • Good employment history with references.

Desirable Attributes:

  • Previous wildlife and habitat management experience.
  • Ability to identify native and non-native plants and wildlife on the SIR.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.

Required Materials To Be Submitted:

  • Complete Spokane Tribe Employment Application

 

Applicants must submit all required materials to be considered for the position

 

Applications are available at the Tribal Human Resource Department or can be downloaded at www.spokanetribe.com

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Geraldine Abrahamson

P.O. Box 206 Wellpinit, WA 99040

509-458-6583 or 458-6527 Fax: 509-458-6556

E-mail: sabrina.mccoy@spokanetribe.com or hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com

Applications must be received in the Human Resource Department no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date.

The Spokane Tribe reserves the right to hire according to its Indian Preference Policy

All Applicants are subject to a Pre-Employment Drug Test

All Positions with the Spokane tribe of Indians are subject to a 90-day orientation period