DWR technician decontaminating a small watercraft at Lake Powell in Bullfrog, Utah

Wildlife Technician I (Lake Powell – Bullfrog, UT)

May 13, 2024

Wildlife Technician I

Hiring Immediately
Salary: $17.00–17.80 per hour
Location: Lake Powell, Bullfrog, UT 84533
Time frame: May to September 2024 (with possible extension)
Positions Available: 7–10
Housing: Provided at no cost

The Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife Resources, has seasonal positions (no benefits) available at Lake Powell in Bullfrog, Utah. This appointment will last from approximately May to September 2024, with the possibility of extension. Housing is provided. Full-time positions are at a 40-hour work week. Part-time positions are also available.

Job duties

The technician will aid in protecting Utah’s waterways by implementing the Utah Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan. As a member of a containment team, the technician will prevent the spread of quagga and zebra mussels as well as other aquatic invasive species. Duties will include educating the public about aquatic invasive species and the AIS program, interviewing boaters, assessing biological risk, inspecting watercraft for aquatic invasive species, decontaminating watercraft, maintaining a clean environment and all other duties as assigned.

Job requirements and skills

Applicant must be 18 years or older and have a valid driver’s license at the time of employment. Applicant must be willing to work a flexible schedule, with weekends and holidays (e.g., Memorial Day, Fourth of July, July 24, Labor Day, etc.) mandatory. Applicant must be self-motivated, honest, and able and willing to work outdoors in harsh weather conditions (rain and wind). Applicant must be able to work independently and as a contributing member of a team. Applicant should exhibit problem-solving skills, adaptability, time-management and exemplary customer service. A successful applicant will be able to work efficiently while promoting a fun working environment.

Preference may be given to applicants with an understanding of boat types and internal water systems (e.g., ballast tanks, live wells, cooling systems, etc.), or who are pursuing a degree in biology, fisheries, natural resources or criminal justice. Basic mechanical aptitude is helpful.


Interested applicants may apply by submitting a cover letter and resume with references to:

April Latham
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

For more information, contact April Latham at 435-299-9562.

ADA information

DNR complies with the ADA. Hearing-impaired employees who wish for 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 Utah Division of Wildlife Resources serves Utahns by managing, sustaining and enhancing the state’s wildlife populations and wildlands. All applicants will be expected to uphold the Division’s values of integrity, professionalism, accountability, teamwork and cooperation. Behaviors exhibited should set an example of professional and personal respect. Employees are expected to actively promote a workplace free of discrimination and harassment.