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Wildlife Technician II (Vernal)

Wildlife Technician II (Aquatic Invasive Species)

Opening date: February 3, 2021
Closing date:  When filled
Salary:  $13.11 per hour
Location:  Flaming Gorge (Vernal, Utah)
Positions available: 2
Housing: Some Housing Provided 

The Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife, has seasonal positions (no benefits) available in Flaming Gorge, Utah. This appointment will last from approximately May 5, 2021, starting part-time during training and moving to full-time as boating season opens, with a possible extension to the end of October.

Examples of Duties
The successful individual will work within the UDWR’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 is important. Duties include inspecting and interviewing boaters before launching at Flaming Gorge 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. 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. 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 must 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:

Jordan Dimick
A.I.S. Interdiction Specialist
Northeastern Region
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
(435) 790-5357

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.