Job Opening: Wildlife Field Technician
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is working with Westaff to recruit several Wildlife Field Technicians across the state of MT!!
Term: October 10th – December 1st
Schedule: 40 hrs/week, varies depending on location, weekends may be required
Duties of a Chronic Wasting Disease Technician:
- Collect biological samples from hunter-harvested and road-killed animals to assist with surveillance and monitoring efforts
- Record accurate field data
- Label and maintaining accountability of all samples
- Enter sample data into a database
- Organize and package samples
- Submitting samples in a timely manner to the appropriate testing facility
- Assemble CWD sampling kits
- Maintain accountability and inventories of equipment and check station supplies
- Make trips to regional dumps to dispose of deer carcass parts as needed
- Assist with the distribution of CWD-related educational materials to various groups/locations
- Assist with educational outreach with hunters and members of the public
- Perform other duties as needed
- Experience with accurately collecting samples, labeling data, and data entry
- Ability to be comfortable around unpleasant smells
- Some travel required
- Ability to effectively communicate with others
- Must have ability to coordinate/pay for lodging for the entirety of the assignment
- Weekly pay!
- Benefits offered
- Amazing state opportunity
- Work will involve field, laboratory, and office activities that require adaptations and re-organization of work schedules, travel, and lifting heavy objects.
- The work schedule may be variable from week to week, at times demanding long hours (e.g. 10-12 hour shifts), extensive travel to and from check station locations often under poor weather conditions, and up to 10% overnight travel.
- Working conditions contain hazards and require a commitment to exercise caution and follow rigorous protocols to ensure safety.
- Exposure to potentially harmful biological and chemical agents and offensive sights and smells are routine.
- Occasional exposure to outdoor hazards such as severe weather, work along roadways, and heavy lifting of dead animals is expected.
- The CWD Technician will be expected to communicate with a wide variety of individuals including the Regional coordinator, sportsmen/women, taxidermists, processors, landowners, professional biologists, wardens, personnel from other state and federal agencies and professional scientists from laboratories conducting testing procedures for the Wildlife Health Program.
- The technician must be knowledgeable on CWD and the agency’s plan for surveillance and management and be able to effectively communicate with FWP staff and the public.
- The frequency of contacts varies but some type of public contact is engaged in on a daily basis.
*Please check our website to see which locations are still available or call/text us at 406-443-7169*
Apply today for IMMEDIATE consideration for our Wildlife Field Technician positions!
Military & Veterans encouraged to apply