Job Opportunities

1. Non-game Technicians:

Agency: UtahDivision of Wildlife

Location: Central Utah

Salary: $11.00 - $15.00 hr.

Closing Date: March 15, 2014

Job Description: 3 wildlife technicians are needed to work on studies of non-game birds and mammals in central Utah. Species of interest will include rodents, shrews, yellow-billed cuckoos, pygmy rabbits, pikas, ferruginous hawks, burrowing owls, and long-billed curlews. The technicians will be responsible for data collection, organization, and input. The position will be based in Springville, but extensive camping will be required. Work will occur in varied environments from deserts to mountains to urban environments. No housing will be provided, but a camping and food allowance will be given.

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2. Widlife Technician I:

Agency: Division of Wildlife Resources

Salary: $10.99 - $16.58 hr.

Closing Date: June 1, 2014

Job Description: Incumbent will aid biologists in conducting UDWR's Quagga Mussel Education and Implementation Plan. Duties involve outreach and interdiction efforts to identify suspect boats and other water related recreational equipment contaminated with aquatic invasive species ("Aquatic Hitchhikers"), including decontamination of that equipment. Also, the incumbents will aid biologists in biological sampling and laboratory analysis to determine the presence of aquatic invasive species. The incumbents will work alone and with teams of other seasonal Wildlife Technicians and will routinely coordinate with Law Enforcement (Conservation & Parks officers) and other biologists within UDWR and other agencies.

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3. Utah Conservation Corp 2014 Crew Members

Agency: Utah Conservation Corp


  • AmeriCorps Living Allowance ($3,300 for 450hr terms; $6,600 for 900hr terms)
  • AmeriCorps Education Award ($1,468 for 450hr terms; $2,775 for 900hr term)
  • UCC Chainsaw, Trails, and Rock Work Training
  • Leave No Trace Training
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification

Summer members can earn college credit through USU's College of Natural Resources (not applicable for fall)

Summer 450hr AmeriCorps Term May 19 - Aug 8

Summer-Fall 900hr AmeriCorps Term May 19 - Oct 31

Fall 450hr AmeriCorps Term Aug 11 - Oct 31

Accepting applications for all of 2014. Applications will be reviewed and the selection process will begin 3-4 months before the start of the season.

Job Description:

Crew Members are part of a 4-person crew, completing habitat restoration and trail trail projects on Utah's public lands. Logan and Escalante based Crew Members travel with their crew to project sites and spend 4-8 days working and living (usually camping) at that location before returning to their base site to for off time and to prepare for their next project.

Salt Lake City (SLC) based crews work on projects on public lands within the metropolitan area and in the canyons and forests just outside SLC. Members work a regular day schedule and return to their place of residence each evening.

  • No conservation experience needed
  • Love of the outdoors necessary
  • Must be willing to work hard and be part of a team
  • General outdoor experience preferred

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4. Great Basin Research Center - Wildlife Technician

Agency: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Salary: Starting at $10.99/hr.

Work Dates: April 28 - August 29, 2014

Closing Date: Applications received after March 7, 2014 will be considered if all positions have not yet been filled.

Job Description:

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, in cooperation with U.S. Forest Service is doing research on native forbs in the Great Basin. The majority of the work will consist of maintaining study plots located in Ephraim, Fountain Green, and Nephi as well as collecting data from these plots. Some travel throughout the state to collect data from other study plots will be required. Some travel throughout Utah and Nevada for seed collection may also be required. As a state agency we work 4 days a week for 10 hours a day, Monday through Thursday, however there may be times when there will be work that needs to be done on a Friday or Saturday.

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5. Utah Big Game Range Trend Studies - Wildlife Technician

Agency: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Salary: Starting wage for those with no plant identification experience is $10.99/hr. With qualifying plant identification experience, the starting wage is $12.24/hr.

Work Dates: May 12 - August 29, 2014

Closing Date: Applications received after March 7, 2014 will be considered if all positions have not yet been filled.

Job Description:

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service, monitor key big game habitat throughout Utah. Southeastern Utah will be the area of emphasis in the summer of 2014, with possible trips throughout all of Utah. The primary responsibility is to monitor changes in plant communities using various vegetation sampling methods. Working periods consist of 4-5 consecutive days in the field, with weekends off. A typical work week consists of 45-50 hours. Sleeping accommodations (camp trailer), transportation and food are provided while in the field.

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6. Wildlife Technician I (Aquatics)

Agency: The Department of Natural Resources

Salary: $10.99/hr to $17.41/hr

Closing Date: February 28, 2014

Job Description:

  1. Operate cutthroat trout spawning trap.
  2. Assist Project Biologist with aquatic/riparian habitat project work, cutthroat trout stocking, hydroacoustic sampling, gill-net surveys, data entry and analysis, stream surveys using electrofishing equipment, and limited creel census.
  3. Maintenance and repair of equipment, vehicles, boats and painting of buildings.

Duties are mainly associated with Bear Lake cutthroat trout and endemic fish community of Bear Lake and will also include work on local streams in preparation for chemical treatment/renovation. Other regional streams and reservoirs and other tasks as assigned. Personal research project is possible. Housing is provided at the Swan Creek cabin at no cost. Weekend work is required through June and then from July-Sept work will be 4, 10 hour days per week with Fri/Sat/Sun as off days.

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7. Wildlife Technician

Agency: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Salary: $10.99/hr minimum

Work Dates: April through September, (40 hours/week)

Job Description:

6 positions. Successful applicants will be working outdoors in several counties in central Utah. Tasks include implementing and supervising a variety of wildlife habitat improvements, including control of noxious weeds, equipment and facilities maintenance, fence construction and maintenance, irrigation, operation and maintenance of farm machinery, some wildlife handling associated with waterfowl banding efforts. Applicants must possess a valid Utah Driver's License, and pass a criminal background check.

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