Full Time/Part Time
Essential FunctionsPrimarily Reports to: Wildlife VeterinarianSecondarily provides support to: Statewide Game Management StaffGeneral Job Duties -Assist with maintaining NDGFD Wildlife Health Laboratory (WHL) facility and equipment-Provide technical support for field retrieval of carcasses-Intake and processing of samples and carcasses from field personnel-Maintenance of WHL, Furbearer, Big Game and Health Databases. -Train new seasonal WHL technicians as needed-Provide Technical Support to other Game Management Staff including - Big Game Biologist(s)- Furbearer Biologist- Upland Game Biologist(s)- Migratory Game Bird Biologist(s)- Wildlife Health Biologist-Communicate with varying stakeholders-Other duties as assigned Program Specific Duties Wildlife HealthAssist with wildlife health assessment necropsies; Carcass retrieval from the field; Assist with planning, organizing, and carrying out disease surveillance projects; Communicate and interact with public; Organize and submit samples to appropriate labs for testing; Data entry, organization, and managementBig GameSubmit biological samples to appropriate testing labs; Assist with field projects as needed; Collect and process big game biological samples; Data entry, organization, and managementFurbearerAssist with field projects as needed; Assist with necropsies and biological sample collection from furbearer species; Data entry, organization, and managementUpland GameAssist with seasonal upland game surveys; Assist with processing hunter harvested biological samples; Data entry, organization, and management as neededWaterfowlProvide assistance on projects as needed Potential Additional Training after employment-Basic disease and pathology training-Disease-specific diagnostic training-Fur trapping and handling training-Training in proper use of program specific data analysis software and databases-Chemical immobilization training-Safety training: CPR, First Aid, ATV Safety, Boat & Watercraft Safety-Commercial Drivers License Training - Needed to haul Mobile Lab Unit, Mobile Refrigeration Unit and Wildlife Health dump bed trailer-Training on safe use of heavy equipment at Bismarck Shop Facility Other projects and duties that have been assigned in the past have included but were not limited to:-Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Surveillance in walleyes and northern pike-Avian Influenza Surveillance-CWD Surveillance-Bovine TB Surveillance-Enforcement Necropsies-Rabies Surveillance-Coyote TB Surveillance-Aging and Sexing Fall Hunter Harvested Turkey Wings-Goose and Duck Banding-Big Game Aerial Surveys-Bighorn sheep translocations-Sage-grouse translocations-Assistance with surgical implantation of transmitters in ducks.
Requires a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife biology or management or closely related natural resource science degree. Other 4 year science related degrees will be considered if the applicant has at least 2 years experience of wildlife field work. Graduating undergraduates with experience will be considered.Must have or be able to obtain a Class D North Dakota drivers license. Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds and be willing to travel extensively.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. Sect. 23-12-10.