Wildlife Technician Positions

  • Wildlife Technician 1
  • Wildlife Technician 2
  • This is the entry class in the Wildlife Technician sub-series. An employee in this class conducts creel surveys or assists with the maintenance and operation of wildlife management areas, fish hatcheries or state lakes.

    Examples of Duties: Assists in conducting fishing surveys regarding the size, kind, and number of fish caught and in trapping and tagging wildlife; performs miscellaneous maintenance duties such as painting, plumbing, repairing equipment and buildings, moving grass, emptying trash, planting shrubs and trees, building construction, and planting wildlife food crops; sells permits and licenses; may rent boats; operates wildlife checking stations during hunts; traps deer and wildlife for restocking; operates a variety of tools and equipment, such as construction and farming tools, trucks, tractors, and boats; may assist with wildlife law enforcement operations including court appearances and routine patrols; assists in the propagation, hatching, feeding, counting, grading, distribution and general care of fish at warm or cold water hatcheries; prepares a variety of routine records and reports.

    Education and Experience Required: Experience equivalent to one year of full-time wildlife conservation, forestry, farming or closely related work; qualifying course work at an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.  

    For additional qualifications, go to the Department of Human Resources website here!
     

  • An employee in this class conducts creel surveys or maintains and improves wildlife areas, agency lakes or fish hatcheries.

    Examples of Duties: Performs miscellaneous construction and maintenance of wildlife structures, such as building and equipment repairs, building fish attractors, and performing grounds maintenance duties; conducts surveys on the fish population, trees, and plants for wildlife food, and on animals harvested in hunts; tests water conditions and quality when fish die unexpectedly; may capture bears for research and place radio transmitters on neck to study movements; assist in purchasing supplies and equipment; operates a variety of tools and vehicles, such as power tools, water testing kits, boats, and trucks; prepares a variety of routine records and reports such as wildlife tracking records and stocking records; assists in the propagation and distribution of fish at a fish hatchery; directs the work of others as assigned.

    Education and Experience Required: Experience equivalent to three years of full-time wildlife conservation, forestry, farming, or closely related work; qualifying course work at an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

    For additional qualifications, go to the Department of Human Resources website at here!