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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Landowner / Predator Specialist (Sevier/Wayne County)

Landowner / Predator Specialist (Sevier/Wayne County)

Job Description 

The Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) Southern Region Wildlife Section is looking for a highly motivated and outgoing person to work with landowners who are experiencing crop damage with big game animals in the eastern part of the southern region (Wayne, Sevier, Piute counties). Additionally the specialist will assist the local biologists with other tasks, assist the community with nuisance wildlife incidents. The specialist will have responsibilities within their area to respond to predator issues. This includes conducting predator related work including the coyote bounty program as well as bear and cougar nuisance and research. The successful applicant must live in Sevier or Wayne County. 

This is a time-limited at will (Schedule TL) position that may become a permanent career service (Schedule B) position at a later date. 

Principal Duties
  • Work with private landowners regarding big game crop depredation according to policy.
  • Maintain electronic records of all actions with landowners and big game.
  • Respond to nuisance and road kill calls as necessary, recording all information in a database.
  • Check in coyotes and complete all associated paperwork within your assigned district.
  • Respond to predator incidents within your area.
  • Assist Wildlife Biologists in other exciting wildlife management tasks.

The ideal candidate will possess:
  • a High School diploma or GED; preference may be given to applicants with a Bachelor's degree in a Natural Resources or Wildlife related degree.
  • experience in big game damage prevention techniques, knowledge of farming practices, and an ability to work closely with the public.
  • proficiency and capability to use all types of technology to submit and query databases on a daily basis.
  • willingness and ability to work alone or in a group, and a strong work ethic that can be part of our team, on whatever task arises for the day.
  • experience in the field with predatory animals, tracking, immobilizing, trapping, hazing, etc.

Why You Should Join Our Team 
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Wildlife Section and be involved in wildlife management in southern Utah. Work duties will range from dealing with private landowners experiencing big game damage on private property, to a wide variety of nuisance wildlife calls, checking coyotes to trapping turkeys, to bear research with everything else in between. It is an opportunity to gain a wide variety of experience in applied wildlife management. Additionally, the State of Utah offers great benefits and generous paid time off so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work-life balance. Click here to view a summary of the benefits offered. 

The Division 
Click here for more information about the Division of Wildlife Resources. 

Typical Qualifications: 

(includes knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and trainable after entry into position)
  • high school diploma or GED
  • communication and public relations skills
  • experience in conflict resolution
  • knowledge of predatory animals, tracking, trapping, and ability to euthanize animals
  • knowledge of farming/agricultural practices
  • firearms experience
  • ability to quickly learn and apply policies, rules and law to work in responding to all wildlife situations
  • knowledge of wildlife management
  • ability to prioritize work duties and possess organizational and time management skills
  • valid driver's license
  • knowledge of DWR's policies, rules and state code related to cougar, bear, depredation and turkey situations
  • experience trapping bears and cougars as well as chemical immobilization
  • experience trapping beavers
  • understanding of wildlife management and the importance of hunting as a tool
  • ability to work closely with biologist and manager to implement special hunts to reduce populations in conflict areas
  • ability to use computers, phone apps, Ipad, databases and enter data
  • ability to follow management plans for species
  • ability to assist biologists as needed to collect data, not limited to giving assistance in aerial flights
  • skills to help supervise volunteers, educate sportsmen, and school groups

Supplemental Information: 
  • Risks which require the use of special safety precautions and/or equipment, e.g., working in the wilderness, with wild animals, operating various vehicles, etc.
  • Work requires physical exertion. May require the ability to stand; hike over rough surfaces in remote wilderness areas; work bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, etc., for long periods of time.
  • Ability to work alone, work odd hours including weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to lift up to 100 pounds and ride horses, ATVs, snowmobiles, haul trailers, operate forklifts, tractors, etc.
  • Will be required to respond quickly to all wildlife calls.
  • Must become trained in chemical immobilization within first year.
  • Must be able to obtain flight training within the first year.
  • Travel will be required.

Landowner / Predator Specialist (Sevier/Wayne County)
State of Utah141 reviews - Sevier County, UT

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