Wildlife Technician (Aquatic Invasive Species)

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Utah Department of Natural Resources

Bullfrog, UT

Experience Type:
Position Available: Year Round

Wildlife Technician I (Aquatic Invasive Species)

Position search opening date:  July 13, 2021
Position search closing date:  When filled
Salary:  $12.13/hr + DOE
Location:  Bullfrog or Halls Crossing, Utah (Lake Powell)
Time frame: Starts as soon as March 2022
Positions available:  5
Housing: Housing is provided

The Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife Resources, has seasonal positions (no benefits) available at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area at Bullfrog, UT. This appointment will start in August and will last through the end of October.  Housing is 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.  Housing is provided in Bullfrog and Halls Crossing, UT.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

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, be able to maintain professionalism while in potentially stressful situations and work weekends and holidays.  Housing is provided at the work location in Bullfrog, UT.

Organization Details

Utah Department of Natural Resources Lake Powell Bullfrog, UT United States Website

Number of Position Openings: 5

How to Apply

This link leads to the Utah Department of Wildlife Resources posting on their website. There is no application close date. Start dates may be as early as March, and housing IS provided!
Interested applicants can email a cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Quinn Davis
AIS Interdiction Specialist

Apply Online

Contact: Quinn Davis quinndavis@utah.gov