WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN I, II

Vacancy Ann. # STOI-18-107
Title WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN I, II
Supervisor WILDLIFE PROGRAM MANAGER
Department NATURAL RESOURCES, WILDLIFE
Location WELLPINIT, WA
Status FULL-TIME WITH POSSIBLE 3 MONTH LAY OFF
Rate of Pay $11.77 - $16.48 PER HOUR, DOE, DOQ
Opening Date JUNE 1, 2018
Closing Date JUNE 15, 2018

Introduction:  The Wildlife Technician I/II position is a full-time, seasonal position that primarily conducts habitat management actions (plant crops and seedlings, invasive plant control, fence maintenance and construction, forest thinning, data collection, etc.) on the 11,000+ acres of Wildlife Mitigation Areas on the Spokane Indian Reservation (SIR). Additional duties include wildlife surveys, maintenance of equipment, salmon collection/distribution, and outreach.

TECHNICIAN I

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.

 Minimum Requirements:

  • A high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License, and must be tribally insurable.
  • Able to work and make sound decisions when unsupervised and supervised.
  • Able to communicate effectively – orally and written.
  • Willing to work in extreme weather conditions and difficult, rugged terrain.
  • 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.

 TECHNICIAN II

 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.

 Minimum Requirements:

  • Two seasons as a Wildlife Technician I; or two year Wildlife, Biology, or Natural Resource Degree (A.S.).
  • Must Obtain a WSDA Private Applicator Pesticide License within one year of hire date.
  • A high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License, and must be tribally insurable.
  • Able to work and make sound decisions when unsupervised and supervised.
  • Able to communicate effectively – orally and written.
  • Willing to work in extreme weather conditions and difficult, rugged terrain.
  • 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.

 

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

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett

P.O. Box 206 Wellpinit, WA 99040

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

E-mail: sabrina.mccoy@spokanetribe.com or andrea.flett@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