people setting up an artificial habitat in pineview reservoir

Wildlife Technician I – Aquatic Invasive Species

January 23, 2024

Wildlife Technician I – Aquatic Invasive Species

Opening date: Jan. 24, 2024Boat dock at Pineview Reservoir in the spring
Closing date: When filled
Salary: $15.75 per hour
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 April 29, 2024, starting 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 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 are important. Duties include inspecting and interviewing boaters before launching at Pineview Reservoir and using a high-pressure sprayer to decontaminate boats when needed.

Job requirements and skills

Applicant must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license at the time of employment. Applicant 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 emailing a cover letter, resume (please include previous work experience and a list of references), a copy of college transcripts (unofficial) and a list of current coursework (if available) 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 Resources Office at 385-315-2834.

People and culture expectation

The successful applicant(s) will be expected to uphold the Division’s values of integrity, professionalism, accountability, teamwork and cooperation. The behaviors they embrace should set an example of professional and personal respect. Seasonal employees are expected to actively promote a workplace free of discrimination and harassment, as well as make good faith efforts to understand people as unique individuals with diverse life experiences, challenges and opportunities.

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