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WILDLIFE TECH I/II

VACANCY ANN#:   STOI-20-123
TITLE:                        WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN I/II
DEPARTMENT:      NATURAL RESOURCES/WILDLIFE
SUPERVISOR:        WILDLIFE MITIGATION PROJECT MANAGER
STATUS:                    REGULAR, FULL-TIME
RATE OF PAY:        $14.58-$18.50/PER HOUR
OPENING DATE:   FEBRUARY 26, 2021
CLOSING DATE:    OPEN UNTIL FILLED 

INTRODUCTION: The Wildlife Technician I/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.

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:
• High School Diploma or GED
• Valid Washington State driver’s License and a good driving record.

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.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITIONS:
• 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.
• Must have ability to read and interpret manuals, written instructions, and maps, and ability 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.
• Good employment history with favorable references.

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.

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: 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