Texas A&M University Wildlife Damage Management Technician in Stephenville, Texas
Wildlife Damage Management Technician
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service
Proposed Minimum Salary
Conduct wildlife damage management services and activities using traps, snares, chemicals, tools, firearms and related equipment.
-Obtain agreement from landowners, ranchers or administrators prior to conducting wildlife damage management services on land, maintaining regular contact with those involved. Use a variety of various control devices, chemicals, tools, firearms and related equipment needed for wildlife and avian damage management operations. Prepare baits and lures and sets control devices such as snares, traps etc in accordance with standard operating procedures
-Performs tasks in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations. Maintains and repairs tools, supplies and equipment. Maintain state pesticide records and restrictions.
-Participate as a gunner or ground crew member in aerial hunting activities. Reports activities to District Supervisor. Uses GPS to identify location of traps, etc. Operate and maintain safety in all operations of motor vehicles, firearms, control devices and chemicals.
-Prepares routine records of activities, observations, field conditions and contacts made. Prepares accurate and timely reports and database documents.
Education and Experience:
-High school graduation or GED.
-Farm or ranch background.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Good computer skills. Knowledge of biological sciences and local, state and federal laws regarding wildlife damage management activities. Knowledge of various control devices, chemicals and tools required to manage damage caused by predators.
-Ability to drive and travel as needed to perform duties. Ability to multi task and work cooperatively with others.
Registrations, Certifications, and Licenses: Valid driver license.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is a unique education agency with a statewide network of professional educators, trained volunteers, and county offices. It reaches into every Texas county to address local priority needs. Some of our major efforts are in mitigating drought impacts; conserving water use in homes, landscapes, and production agriculture; improving emergency management; enhancing food security; and protecting human health through education about diet, exercise, and disease prevention and management.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.
If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (979) 845-2423.
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