WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN II

Vacancy Ann. # STOI-17-093
Title WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN II
Supervisor WILDLIFE MITIGATION PROGRAM MANAGER
Department NATURAL RESOURCES, WILDLIFE
Location WELLPINIT, WA
Status REGULAR, FULL-TIME
Rate of Pay $14.12 - $16.48/HOUR DOE, DOQ
Opening Date JULY 3, 2017
Closing Date JULY 17, 2017

INTRODUCTION:  The Wildlife Technician II position is a Regular/Fulltime 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 tree and shrub planting, cover crop seeding, prescribed burns, fence maintenance and construction, noxious weed control, tree thinning, 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 the collection of salmon from dams and the distribution to tribal members.
  • Schedule and manage tasks as directed by the supervisors.
  • Supervise wildlife Technician I staff in the field when a supervisor is not available.
  • Provide habitat management recommendations to the Program Manager.

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.
  • Two seasons as a Wildlife Technician I; or two year Wildlife, Biology, or Natural Resource   Degree (AAS)
  • Must have a WSDA Private Applicator Pesticide License.
  • 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. 
  • Able to work and make sound decisions when unsupervised and supervised.
  • Must be capable of lift and carry up to 45lbs.
  • Willing and able to work in extreme weather conditions and difficult, rugged terrain.
  • Willing and able to work long hours in the field and a flexible schedule.
  • Good employment history with favorable 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

 

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