Fish and Wildlife Technician (Wildlife Habitat Technician) with GIS preferred in Corvallis, OR (closes on 12/29)Read Now
This position is with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife located in Corvallis. This is a full time, Seasonal position from January 15, 2018 through June 30, 2018. Closing this Friday, 12/29/2017
Duties & Responsibilities
The Wildlife Habitat Technician will assist in the management of the Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Program, the goals of which are to protect and manage lands, wildlife and public use to provide mitigation for habitat impacted by the federal hydropower system, as outlined in the Willamette Wildlife Settlement. These positions will assist in the direct day to day operations including maintenance of land facilities, equipment, farming activities, habitat development, and programs to facilitate public use on these properties. The major roles and responsibilities of these positions are to:
• Conduct habitat management activities including mowing, disking, spraying, planting, and burning.
• Control vegetation by using rotary mowers and applying herbicides using power and hand sprayers.
• Participate in habitat development and wildlife status trends by conducting surveys and implementing habitat development plans.
• Required to maintain current Apprentice Public Pesticide Applicator's License (PPAL).
• Operate tractors, skid steer, or other equipment up to 100 horse power and farming implements, such as plows, disc, harrows, seed drills and mowers.
• Assist biologists, other staff, and volunteers in monitoring and protecting conservation easements throughout the South Willamette Watershed District (SWWD). Insure that areas are adequately posted with signs. Pick up litter. Maintain and construct roads, fences, gates and nest structures.
• Investigate practices that do not comply with conservation easements and plans for individual land parcels – report concerns and help plan response.
• Assist with plant and animal census and monitoring activities.
• Assist biologist with review of project acquisition proposals, provides information on location, habitat condition, wildlife population trends, and other criteria factors and to evaluate submissions.
• Assist project proponents with reporting and permitting requirements for land management activities.
• Assist conservation managers with habitat management expertise and assistance throughout the SWWD.
• Summarize monitoring information and draft reports.
• Complete monthly reports and other special reports as needed.
• Assist in completing annual reports and federal work plans.
• Furnish a Weekly Report of Operations for supervisor in a punctual manner.
• Communicate effectively with members of the public and representatives of other agencies and conservation groups.
Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills
• 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.
Preference will be given to applicants with experience:
• Geographic Information Systems (GIS, specifically ArcMap)
• Making visual observations of species or habitat
• Operating heavy equipment (e.g., tractors or other farm equipment)
• Operating electronic or mechanical equipment
• Using hand tools
• Using power tools
• Collecting and recording data
• Making oral and written reports