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Senior Wildlife Technician - Depredation

Posting Begin Date: 2024/05/14
Posting End Date: 2024/06/04
Category: Natural Resources
Sub Category: Wildlife
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Statewide, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 21.00
Maximum Salary: 26.25
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Idaho Department of Fish and Game Opportunity

Please Note: Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MDT on the posting end date.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is currently seeking to fill three Senior Wildlife Technician - Depredation positions. The successful candidates will assist the region's wildlife staff implement wildlife programs that assist in preventing and compensating private landowners who are experiencing conflict with big game. In addition to this, the successful candidates will also assist in the administration of the Access Yes! program. Responsibilities include: working directly with private land owners and sportsman; using and maintaining trucks, ATVs; conducting plant and animal surveys; collecting data and managing electronic databases; assisting with report writing.

Why IDFG? We are a premier natural resource agency dedicated to preserving, protecting, perpetuating, and managing Idaho's fish and wildlife for this great state. We are committed to creativity, innovation, and excellence as we cultivate opportunities for our customers to engage with our natural resources and become resource stewards for future generations. We are highly dedicated to our mission, committed to our team, and we know how to balance work/life commitments while loving the work we do.

What We Offer: 

General Information:

  • This announcement will be used to fill the current Senior Wildlife Technician - Depredation positions at our Magic Valley Regional office in Jerome, Southeast Regional Office in Pocatello, Upper Snake Regional office in Idaho Falls, and it may also be used to fill future statewide openings for Senior Wildlife Technician - Depredation.
  • Senior Wildlife Technicians – Depredation may be required to ride in single engine airplanes and helicopters. With or without reasonable accommodations, these positions may involve walking for several hours in challenging and adverse terrain and weather conditions, handling unsedated wildlife animals, lifting and carrying up to 65 lbs. The work schedule may include some long workdays, over-night stays, and weekend work.  


  • Respond to complaints concerning wildlife depredations.
  • Assist in developing partnerships with farmers and ranchers experiencing wildlife depredations and provides solutions to minimize losses.
  • Haze wildlife away from agricultural crops.
  • Assist regional staff with depredation mitigation which includes delivering and erecting fencing materials, delivering and deploying wildlife deterrence equipment.
  • Designs and implements data collection programs to estimate yield losses.
  • Assist in implementing research to address depredation and landowner/sportsman issues.
  • Assist with administering a private lands access program for hunters and anglers.
  • Assist in administering portions of private lands habitat improvement programs.
  • Assist with big game check stations.
  • May maintain winter big game animal feed sites. 

Minimum Qualifications: (These qualifications are required.)

  • Good knowledge of wildlife ecology and habitat requirements. (Typically gained by successful completion of college coursework in a wildlife related field equivalent to an associate degree and one year of experience in habitat maintenance or wildlife related work OR a bachelor’s degree in a wildlife related field with no experience outside coursework.)
  • Good knowledge of habitat development practices and procedures. (Typically gained by successful completion of college coursework in wildlife habitat requirements OR two years of work experience equivalent to a wildlife technician position.) 
  • Experience recording, summarizing, and analyzing wildlife biological data. (Typically gained by successful completion of college-level math/biology courses; experience recording analyzing, and summarizing biological data AND at least one college-level computer course or GIS course OR six months of experience manipulating data using a computer.)
  • Valid driver's license.

The ideal candidates for these positions will have experience working with private landowners on private land access programs, depredations, or habitat improvement projects. Additional consideration may be given at the time of interview to candidates who have this training and/or experience. Please be sure to include within your application material that you submit any training and/or experience you may have. 

To learn more about the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, please see the following:

Thank you for applying with us!

Idaho Department of Fish and Game
P.O. Box 25
Boise, Idaho 83707


If you have questions,
please contact us at:

[email protected]

(208) 334-3773


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.