Wildlife Technicians (Tortoise)
Agency: Arizona Game and Fish Department
Location: Phoenix, AZ
JOB TYPE: Full-time/Temporary
Under general supervision, duties will include performing a variety of technical and entry level professional wildlife work in support of biologists and project administrators conducting tortoise field work. Primary duties will include conducting desert tortoise surveys, observing and identifying reptile species, collecting and summarizing survey data; assisting in project implementation; wildlife capture; providing field support for program and/or projects. Additional duties will include off-road navigation on foot and by vehicle, equipment maintenance, and assisting in project management. Assignments may require extended periods working and residing in primitive field conditions and operating 4WD vehicles. The anticipated project timeline is 20 weeks.
The candidate will have knowledge of wildlife and basic wildlife management techniques; proper operation, maintenance and basic repair of field equipment and vehicles; and problem solving techniques. The preferred candidate will be skilled in applying basic wildlife field work techniques, including knowledge of species identification and habitat requirements. The ideal candidate will be able to apply more advanced policies, procedures, and techniques; conduct professional data collection and analysis; prepare basic reports; and communicate professionally in speech and in writing. The candidate will have the ability to interact with the public; work alone and as part as a team; work outdoors in primitive field conditions; and hike, backpack, or camp overnight for extended periods of time.The preferred candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in a wildlife science or a related field from an accredited college or university; OR two years of equivalent field experience.
To apply: visit https://azstatejobs.azdoa.gov/