Tribe seeking wildlife tech
February 26, 2018
The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho is seeking to hire a wildlife technician, responsible for assisting in all phases of wildlife habitat restoration and conservation.

The deadline for applications is 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 7. Native American preference will be exercised.

Duties will include assisting with tree/shrub gathering and planting, wildlife and plant surveys, fence maintenance, wood work, farm equipment and power tool operation and a wide range of duties in the office, such as computer data entry, maintaining equipment and field gear, GPS point mapping and more.

Fieldwork will be performed from a truck, all-terrain vehicles, farm equipment, boat or on foot in the Kootenai Tribal aboriginal territory. The Wildlife Technician must be able to perform work during poor weather conditions and in rough, mountainous terrain, be able to lift 50 pounds and be available to work early mornings, nights and weekends as needed.

Experience identifying bird species and operating boats preferred. Applicants must be able to complete required training and work well with others.

The successful applicant must have a valid drivers license and a high school diploma or equivalent. Must have a strong commitment to work 40 hours per week, to include nights, weekends and holidays, be able to pass drug and alcohol screenings and be insurable under the tribe's auto insurance policy.

The position starts at $10 per hour and goes to $11 after a successful three-month probation period.

Job announcements can be picked up at the Kootenai Tribal office or by clicking here.

Completed applications should be sent to Clara Dunnington, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, PO Box 1269, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805, or by email to