Fish and Wildlife Technician (Upland Game Bird Technician)

  • Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Hines, OR, USA
  • Mar 10, 2018
Seasonal Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

This position is with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife based out of Hines.

• This is a full time, Seasonal position from June 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018. (Note: These are estimated dates. Length of season may be shortened or extended depending on project needs, funding, or factors beyond the project's control).

• This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified people to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill other vacancies as they occur.

• The employee in this position will be represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and will be subject to all terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement. Pay and benefits on all job listings may change without notice.

• You must submit your application online. Paper applications will not be accepted.

Duties & Responsibilities
Use your maintenance and repair skills on guzzlers that are utilized by various upland game bird species.  Record current condition and evaluate if repairs are necessary, repair and re-construct components, and or remove guzzlers. Assist the Wildlife District with other upland game bird activities including but not limited to upland game bird production surveys and habitat enhancement activities. The major roles and responsibilities of this position are to:

• Maintain guzzlers: Locate and record current condition of guzzlers. Perform preventative maintenance and repairs to guzzlers using hand and power tools and occasionally using heavy equipment when necessary. Remove old guzzlers when appropriate. Evaluate and record upland game bird use at guzzlers.

• Organize and enter data on guzzler location and condition (including photographs) into electronic spreadsheet/files.

• Assist District Wildlife staff with upland game bird management: Conduct/assist with upland game bird production surveys. Implement upland habitat enhancement actions. Activities may require operation of ATVs and 4-wheel drive vehicles.

Working Conditions

• Requires daily travel on unimproved, single-lane gravel or native surface roads in a variety of conditions.

• Work includes frequent exposure to all types of weather conditions and possible foot travel over steep and uneven terrain.

• Camping or staying in a mobile trailer may be necessary to increase efficiency of accessing guzzlers in remote location.

• This position requires an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety Education Card for on the job use of ATVs (Class 1 ATVs) obtained through the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, accessible at the following website: On your application, be sure to indicate in the Certificates & Licenses section if you have a card. If the selected applicant does not possess this certification, s/he must obtain it within six weeks of hire as a condition of continued employment.

• Requires a flexible work schedule that varies in the number of hours worked on a daily basis, but not necessarily each day, or a work schedule in which the starting and stopping times vary on a daily basis, but not necessarily each day. This includes working at all hours and workdays in excess of eight hours.

Minimum Qualifications

• An Associate's degree in Wildlife Technology or Agriculture; OR

• Eighteen months of experience in the care of livestock, agricultural research and experimentation, monitoring game or wildlife, or farming. (six months of fisheries, fish culture, fish screens, or related habitat work experience will count toward this experience).

A higher level degree in Wildlife Science, Agriculture, or a closely-related degree with at least 45 quarter (30 semester) hours of biological/ecological coursework will substitute for the Associate's degree.

Note: Your application materials must clearly describe how you meet these qualifications. Answers to the supplemental questions must be supported by the "Work Experience" section of your Oregon E-Recruit application.

Preference will be given to applicants with the following experience:

• Knowledge of biological science

• Experience with water system maintenance

• Facilities maintenance and heavy equipment operation

• Use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

• Making visual observations of species or habitat 

• Collecting and recording data

• Report Writing

• Using geographic information system (GIS) software (ArcGIS and ArcPad)

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Government- State/Provincial


$2,647.00 - $3,761.00 Monthly