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Wildlife Technician I (Aquatic Invasive Species)

Wildlife Technician I (Aquatic Invasive Species)

Opening date: April 30, 2022
Closing date: When filled
Starting salary: $14.00 per hour and up, depending on experience (new wage increase)
Location: Pineview Reservoir
Positions available: 6
Housing: Not provided

The Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife Resources, has seasonal positions (no benefits) available at Pineview Reservoir, Utah. This appointment will last from approximately May 16, 2022, starting at part time during training and moving to full time as boating season opens, with a possible extension, to the end of September.

Examples of duties

The successful individual will work within the DWR’s Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Program, dealing primarily with quagga/zebra mussel interdiction and education. Educating the public is a large part of the job, so professionalism and the ability to communicate is important. Duties include inspecting and interviewing boaters prior to launching at Pineview Reservoir and using a high-pressure sprayer to decontaminate boats when needed.

Job requirements and skills

Applicants must be 18 or older and have a valid driver’s license at the time of employment. Applicants should have the ability to work outdoors in a recreational environment. Preference may be given to applicants with an interest and educational background in natural resources, customer service or boat and equipment operation experience. A knowledge of Aquatic Invasive Species and quagga mussels is preferred, but not required.


Applicants must be willing to work in an outdoor setting and work weekends and holidays.


Interested applicants may apply by submitting a resume (please include previous work experience and a list of references) to:

Krystal Tucker
AIS Sergeant
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

DNR complies with the ADA. Hearing-impaired employees who wish further information regarding this announcement may call the DNR TTY number at 801-538-7458. Disabled employees who desire reasonable accommodation in the interview process should contact the DNR Human Resource Office at 385-315-2834.