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Wildlife Technician-Health: Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Eagle, Idaho

Idaho Department of Fish and Game

About the position:

Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Wildlife Health Forensic Laboratory, in Eagle, Idaho is seeking an
experienced person to serve as a Wildlife Technician – Health. The successful candidate will assist the
Wildlife Health staff in day-to-day laboratory processes and will participate in IDFG’s statewide wildlife
health program.

General Information:

The position hours will be between 25 -32 hours per week, four to five days a week, 5-8 hours a day.
This is a limited service temporary position and cannot exceed 1385 hours annually.
Wildlife Health Technicians routinely work with wildlife health and disease samples and will assist with
necropsies of wildlife carcasses in various states of decay. This position is primarily laboratory based but
on occasion may involve walking for several hours in rugged terrain, handling wild animals, working in
extreme weather conditions, lifting and carrying up to 65 pounds with or without reasonable


Perform sample intake, accessioning, handling and processing for incoming necropsy and wildlife health
samples. Responsible for inventory and management of samples, sampling supplies, and storage
facilities. This will include data entry and database management. Provide day-to-day laboratory support,
customer service, and staffing. This may include transporting samples and/or materials around the state,
answering customer phone calls, preparing hunter surveillance kits, and working on field projects as
needed. This may also include assisting the Wildlife Veterinarian with necropsies or live animals health
assessments, preparing media, subsampling tissues/biological fluids, and performing DNA extractions or
nutrition analyses. Perform routine facility and vehicle maintenance, and other assigned tasks as
IDFG Wildlife Health Forensic Laboratory, Eagle, Idaho

$13.42 per hour benefited position with private dorm room and bathroom with shared kitchen and
living room is available on site for 6 months. Benefits include medical, retirement, holiday, sick and
vacation leave.

Minimum Qualifications:

Good knowledge of wildlife ecology and habitat requirements and some
knowledge of habitat development practices and procedures OR good knowledge of biology, zoology,
botany, conservation biology or closely related discipline. Experience recording, summarizing or
analyzing biological data using a personal computer. Experience working in relational databases. Valid
driver’s license.
Desirable Qualifications: Strong attention to detail. Some knowledge or experience working in a
laboratory or prior course-work with laboratory credit.

How to Apply

1. Complete an IDFG Application for Temporary Employment here

2. Submit a cover letter, a resume, three professional or academic references, and a completed IDFG
Application for Temporary Employment via email (preferred) or by mail to:

Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Attention: Stacey Dauwalter
1820 S. Trout Rd.
Eagle, ID 83616