Wildlife Habitat Technician (Hiring two positions)

Title: Wildlife Habitat Technician (Hiring two positions)
Agency/Department: Burns Paiute Tribe Natural Resource Department
Reports to: Lead Technician/Site Manager
Classification/Date of Employment: Full Time/Temporary
Dates of Employment: May-October 2021
Salary: $14.61 / hour (BPT GS 05)
Announcement Closing Date: April 30th, 2021


Reports To:

Lead Technician/Site Manager



Primary locations are east of Seneca OR and east of Juntura OR.  Extended work week-long overnight stays at wildlife mitigation properties will be required.



  • Valid Drivers License
  • Prudent Motor Vehicle Record
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D
  • Experience working outdoors
  • Experience identifying and/or treating weeds
  • Must be able to read a chemical label and safety data sheet and follow instructions to properly mix and apply products
  • 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 Technicians are required to stay at various locations during the work week as assigned. Housing Provided. The Wildlife Habitat Technicians are responsible for carrying out the daily tasks required to enact management and restoration objectives of these lands. Daily tasks vary 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, assisting with writing management summaries.


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.
  • 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:
Carter Crouch, Ph.D.

Wildlife Program Manager

Burns Paiute Tribe

100 Pasigo Street

Burns, Oregon 97720

Phone: 541-573-8086

Email: Carter.crouch@burnspaiute-nsn.gov


To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and job application (Job Application 2021) by April 30th to:

Human Resources Dept.
Tammi Holiday
100 Pasigo St
Burns, OR 97720
Phone: 541-573-8013
Email: tammi.holliday@burnspaiute-nsn.gov