Wildlife Habitat Technician (2 positions available)


Burns Paiute Tribe Natural Resource Department

Reports to:

Lead Technician/Site Manager

Classification/Date of Employment:

Full Time/Temporary

Dates of Employment:

May 14th – July 20st

September 10th – October 19th, 2018


$14.61 / hour (BPT Grade 05)

Announcement Closing Date:

March 30th, 2018

Reports To:
Lead Technician/Site Manager

Primary location Logan Valley and/or Jonesboro, OR. Extended work week-long overnight stays at wildlife mitigation properties will be required.


  1. Valid Drivers License
  2. Prudent Motor Vehicle Record
  3. High School Diploma or G.E.D
  4. Experience identifying and/or treating weeds
  5. Must be able to read a chemical label and safety data sheet and follow instructions to properly mix and apply products
  6. Oregon Department of Agriculture Herbicide Applicators license is a plus

Job Summary
The Burns Paiute Tribe manages two properties that encompass over 8,000 acres of wildlife mitigation property. These properties are managed through the Natural Resource Department for the benefit of wildlife. The Wildlife Habitat Technician is required to stay at various locations during the work week as assigned. The Wildlife Habitat Technician is responsible for carrying out the daily tasks required to enact management and restoration objectives of these lands. Daily tasks are various and numerous and change daily and seasonally as necessary to accomplish projects. Work is outside in the elements and workers are expected to be prepared for rain, snow, sleet, heat, and various weather conditions as they occur. These duties require work to be performed with limited supervision.

Job Duties
The primary job duties include: building/repairing/removing fence, treating weeds with herbicide or by hand-pulling, equipment maintenance, accurate and detailed recording of field data.

Secondary job duties may include but are not limited to: chainsaw operation, maintaining irrigation systems, mowing, planting vegetation, driving long distances to obtain parts and supplies, on-going training for safety and job requirements, assisting other agencies or departments as directed, reports and write ups, handling livestock, and various other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to use farm equipment such as tractors and mowers, all-terrain vehicles, and 4-wheel drive trucks.
  • Be able to lift and carry 40+lbs, bend over, lean over, and hike on various types of terrain.
  • Ability to drive a manual transmission vehicle.
  • Per the Tribal Policy Manual, the successful applicant will need to pass a background check and drug screening

Indian Preference:
Indian preference will be given to candidates showing proof of enrollment in a federally recognized tribe. In the absence of Indian applicants meeting the qualification as listed above, all applicants not entitled to or who fail to claim Indian Preference, will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, political preferences, age, religion, or national origin.

With questions regarding position please contact:
Calla Hagle
Wildlife Program Manager Burns Paiute Tribe
100 Pasigo Street
Burns, Oregon 97720
Phone: 541-573-8021
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To apply, please submit application by March 30th to:
Human Resources Dept. 
Christina Van Holland
100 Pasigo St
Burns, OR 97720
Phone: 541-573-8013
Fax: 541-573-2323
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Burns Paiute Tribe

Welcome to the Burns Paiute Tribe.


  +1 (541) 573-2088 Administration
  +1 (541) 573-1910 Tribal Council
  100 Pasigo St. Burns Or 97720

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