Wildlife Technician

Recruitment #191031-UNCL-29



Application Instructions:

Must apply online using Department application.

Contact the Human Resource Office with questions: (405) 521-4640.

Full time employees must submit a Letter of Application to the Human Resource Office. 

Please attach a transcript to your application; your application will not be considered without an attached transcript
(Mailed or faxed copies are not accepted) 

Applications will be reviewed and the best qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

All applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a background check and a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use before appointment. Appointment to this position will be contingent upon a negative drug test result.

Must be a U. S. Citizen or Alien authorized to work in the United States. 

A list of current openings can be found on the Department website at www.wildlifedepartment.com


Position:  Wildlife Technician

Division:  Wildlife

Hugo/Pine Creek WMA, Choctaw, McCurtain and Pushmataha Counties,  OK – location of domicile must be approved by supervisor.

Salary: $35,443.00/Yearly

Under supervision of a wildlife biologist, assist in conducting surveys, investigations and developments to enhance wildlife.  Maintain buildings, grounds and equipment.  Provide information and assistance to sportsmen on assigned areas.  Periodically inspect and coordinate work of contractors on assigned areas.  Maintain complete and accurate daily records and prepares required reports.  Assist in management of more than one wildlife area with multi-management objectives.

Must have the ability to operate a tractor, 2/4 wheel drive, attach and operate implement tools to tractor, including drills, plows, discs, harrows, and brush hogs; operate a lawn mower, push, self-propelled or riding.  Must be able to operate a motor vehicle, 2/4 wheel drive, standard/automatic, with attached trailer and boat, up to 3 axels, including but not limited to dump trucks, winch trucks, flatbed trucks and ATVs.  Must be able to operate a boat, motorized or not, electric/manual start in a lake, stream and river situation.  Operate firearms, rifles, shotguns and handguns.  Operate a cutting torch and welding equipment.  Lift, carry and use fencing materials, lumber, building material, hand tools, chain saw, and fire suppressing equipment.  Must have the ability to walk and jog over rough terrain for extended periods and swim.  Must be willing to work alone in remote areas.  May be required to work extended hours, weekends, and stay overnight out of town and endure various extremes of outdoor weather conditions.  Must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in public speaking situations and be able to express oneself clearly and concisely in writing.  Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.  Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds for a distance of 100 yards.  Requires the ability to handle wild animals in live and dead condition, lift and carry a deer carcass and field dress wild game, mammals, reptiles and birds. 

• Post boundary and highway signs to denote Wildlife Management Area lands.
• Assist in completion of wildlife surveys and inventories.
• Supply information to sportsmen and general public.
• Maintain buildings, grounds and equipment performing tasks such as carpentry, masonry, painting, litter removal, welding, mowing and general equipment repair and maintenance.  Maintain and repair roads.  Construct and maintains fences in assigned areas.
• Develop and prepare food plots and performs other necessary farming operations.
• Assist in monitoring the performance of contract work and agreements. 
• May be required to occasionally supervise a small group of hourly employees by assigning daily duties and checking to maintain flow of work.
• May be required to perform other periodic duties as assigned by Supervisor.

• Operate boats, motor vehicles, lawn mowers, tractors, and ATVs with various attachments.
• Operate and use firearms, cutting torch, and welding equipment.
• Lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds for a distance of 100 yards.
• Ability to push / pull a minimum of 50 pounds to hook up trailers, load boats, and various other equipment.
• Walk and jog over rough terrain for extended periods of time.
• Must be able to swim.
• Work alone in remote areas.
• Endure various extremes of outdoor weather conditions.
• Work extended hours, weekends, and stay overnight out of town.
• Handle wild animals in live and dead condition, including field dressing wild game.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships, work independently, and be professional and courteous with the public and other agencies.
• Communicate clearly and effectively in public speaking situations and be able to express oneself clearly and concisely in writing.
• Operate and use small and hand held equipment and supplies.
• Use personal computer and various office equipment.
• Operate and use field traps, survey gear, and lab equipment.
• Conduct day / night audio and visual surveys.

Minimum two years college to include course work in Wildlife Management or closely related field.  Please attach a transcript.  Four years’ experience in a Wildlife Conservation Technician position may substitute for education requirements.

One year related experience.  A total of five years’ experience is required in lieu of education requirement. A completed Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management with an emphasis in Wildlife Management or related field may substitute for the experience requirement. 

**You must attach a copy of your official college transcript to be considered for this position. (Mailed or faxed copies are not accepted)

May be required to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within one year of appointment to position.

• Thorough knowledge of capabilities and use of medium to heavy contractual farming equipment.
• Knowledge and competence in use of small hand tools and carpentry tools.
• Knowledge of techniques used in wildlife surveys and inventories and all aspects of agriculture practices.
• Skill in exercising good judgment in analyzing situations and making decisions.
• Be proficient in use of computers and various software applications.

The Department will make all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotions, terminations, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on grounds of age, race, color, creed or religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or other factors which cannot be lawfully used as the basis for an employment decision.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.


Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.