Wildlife Damage Management Technician
Texas A&M AgriLife 10 reviews - Del Rio, TX

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Hiring Unit

Wildlife Services

NOV Number


Job Type



$1,920.50 or Commensurate

Pay Basis



Budgeted - with benefits

Position open to internal candidates only?



Del Rio

District (required for AgriLife Extension County Programs Positions only)

County (required for AgriLife Extension County Programs Positions only)

Val Verde

Major/Essential Duties of Job

Work primarily involves the performance of duties relating to wildlife damage management techniques aimed at managing wildlife damage, particularly that of coyotes, bobcats, foxes, beavers, feral hogs and other predators when they conflict with man's economic interest, health or safety. Direct control is the primary mode of operation. Work closely with livestock producers, private individuals, and cooperate with municipal, county and state officials in order to carry out a comprehensive wildlife damage management program in an assigned area.

Occasional Duties

Other job related duties as required.

Required Education:
High school diploma/GED or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred Education:
Courses of study related to the habitats and backgrounds of various wildlife species.

Required Experience:
Farm or ranch background

Preferred Experience:
Prior experience as a ranch manager. Experience in the control of wildlife damage management on a farm or ranch.

Required licenses, certifications, or registrations:
Must acquire a State of Texas certified Pesticide License within 60 days of employment. Must have a valid Texas Drivers' License within 30 days of employment.

Preferred licenses, certifications, or registrations:
Required special knowledge, abilities, and skills:
Basic knowledge of biological sciences related to the processes, methods, and procedures of assigned tasks. Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws, regulations, or ordinances regarding wildlife damage management activities. Knowledge in the control of various control devices, chemicals, and tools required to perform duties of the position to manage damage caused by predators.

Preferred special knowledge, abilities, and skills:
Knowledge of predator habits, and habitats.

Other requirements or other factors:
Documents associated with this posting

Other Documents Cover Letter - optional Resume - optional Transcript - optional

Comments to Applicants

Projected fill date for this position is April 1, 2013. The person selected for this position will work in Val Verde County / Uvalde District. Wildlife damage management is performed primarily in an rural area. Continued employment in this position is dependent upon cooperator funding and cooperator satisfaction with the services rendered. Any relocation costs will be at the expense of the selected applicant. CARRYING A FIREARM IS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT. In the passing of the Lautenberg Amendment, Congress passed legislation which prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from possessing a firearm or ammunition. If selected, you will be required to sign the form, "Inquiry for Positions Requiring Possession of Firearms" certifying that you have not been convicted of this misdemeanor crime as stated. All employees of AgriLife Extension Service-WS are provided a government owned or leased vehicle in the performance of their official duties. Should the employee be required to use their own vehicle reimbursement for mileage will be at the current authorized rate. Applicant selected for this position must successfully complete a criminal background check prior to employment. Employment is contingent upon the agency's verification of credentials and/or other information required by agency procedures, including the completion of a criminal history check. Texas law requires all males 18-25 show proof of compliance with federal Selective Service law to be eligible for employment.

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All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the agency's verification of credentials and/or other information required by agency procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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