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Wildlife Technician I (Price)

Wildlife Technician I (Aquatic Invasive Species)

Opening date:  January 14, 2021
Closing date:  When filled
Salary:  $11.78/hr + DOE
Location:  Price, Utah
Time frame: May to August, Possible extension thru September
Positions available:  2
Housing: Not Provided

The Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife Resources, has seasonal positions (no benefits) available in Price, UT at Joes Valley Reservoir and Electric Lake. This appointment will start in May and will last from Mid-August through the end of September 2021. Housing is not provided.

Examples of Duties
The successful applicant will aid in implementing the Utah Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan, with particular attention given to preventing the spread of Quagga and Zebra Mussels in Utah’s waterways.  A large portion of the job is in outreach and interdiction by which boaters will be educated about Quagga Mussels and what their role is in fighting this threat.  Duties will include interviewing boaters and educating them about the threats of aquatic invasive species, inspect boats for the presence of aquatic invasive species or standing water, assessing the biological risk that watercraft may pose on Utah’s waters, and decontaminating boats and equipment with a high-pressure sprayer.

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 must be able to work a flexible schedule, with weekends and holidays (Memorial Day, Fourth of July, July 24, Labor Day, etc.) Mandatory.   Applicant must be self-motivated, honest, able and willing to work outdoors in harsh conditions.  Applicant must be able to work alone and within a team setting and get along with others as a successful candidate will be living with co-workers.

Preference may be given to “Watercraft Savvy” applicants with boating experience, or who are pursuing a degree in Biology, fisheries, Natural Resources or Criminal Justice.  Basic mechanic aptitude is helpful.  Knowledge of aquatic invasive species and Quagga mussels is preferred, but not required.

Applicants must be willing to work in an outdoor setting, communicate well with others, and be able to maintain professionalism while in potentially stressful situations and work weekends and holidays.

Interested applicants may apply by emailing a cover letter, resume and 3 references to:

Evan Bulla
AIS Interdiction Specialist
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
319 N. Carbonville Rd. Suite A
Price, Utah 84501

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.