Top Wildlife Technician Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Wildlife Technician. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Wildlife Technician resumes they appeared on. For example, 19.4% of Wildlife Technician resumes contained Habitat as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Wildlife Technician actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Wildlife Technician resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Habitat

high Demand
Here's how Habitat is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Conducted habit and vegetation monitoring for specific species in potential habitat areas.
  • Performed habitat restoration and protection by limiting grazing access to protected meadows.
  • Performed a variety of forest vegetation sampling and stream habitat assessment surveys.
  • Conducted large-scale vegetation census in Northern Idaho for an elk habitat-monitoring project.
  • Conducted and assisted with inspections of habitat restoration construction projects.
  • Experienced in monitoring and observing wildlife in their natural habitats.
  • Performed various stream habitat assessment surveys and forest vegetation sampling.
  • Collected vegetation measurements to determine elk habitat use areas.
  • Assisted in determining critical habitat for above mentioned species.
  • Scanned and organized previously collected Sage-grouse Habitat Assessments.
  • Maintained and fixed amphibian habitat arrays.
  • Performed stream habitat assessment surveys.
  • Sampled vegetation and assessed habitat.
  • Rehabilitated damaged habitat back to production for nesting marsh birds and food sources for migratory bird species.
  • Performed general management on state game lands as well as the promotion of wildlife and wildlife habitat.
  • Implement habitat improvement program operating tractor and seeder to reseed Base airfield with desired grass species.
  • Helped other staff members who were allowed to use chain saws with habitat and trail maintenance.
  • Identified suitable habitat for rodent trapping as well as finding safe locations to hide traps.
  • Install and mend barb-wire fence to restrict the movement of cattle within critical wildlife habitat.
  • Studied the effect of habitat fragmentation on big game species along Interstates and major roadways.

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2. GPS

high Demand
Here's how GPS is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Recorded data manually and electronically into field notebooks, GPS units, and computers on a daily basis.
  • Frequent GPS use in the field and during aerial hunting operations.
  • Navigated geography using Google Earth, GPS units and maps.
  • Identified sensitive species and recorded their locations with GPS.
  • Used GPS units to mark locations of nests found.
  • Navigated to plots using GPS and topographic maps.
  • Used GPS and topography maps on daily basis.
  • Use GPS system for fabricating maps.
  • Map treated sites with GPS unit.
  • Used GPS to mark locations.
  • Performed sage grouse plots and remapping of grouse areas with utilization of map, and gps unit.
  • Used hand held Garmin GPS, digital camera and topographic maps to navigate and record data.
  • Navigated to backcountry survey sites using GPS units, maps, and compass.
  • Skilled in GPS equipment, remote cameras, and navigation of airboats.
  • Uploaded daily GPS waypoints and compiled accurate field data.
  • Used maps to navigate remote wilderness areas on a daily basis Used Garmin and Trimble GPS equipment on a daily basis
  • Used a handheld Trimble GPS unit to collect data in the field.
  • Used Garmin Oregon 300, 450, and 550 GPS units to mark waypoints and to navigate.

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3. Invasive Species

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Here's how Invasive Species is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Plan and coordinate habitat management and invasive species control activities in the Lower Wolf River Natural Area(s).
  • Weed and tree control of invasive species was performed by chainsaw, hatchet, or chemical application using an ATV.
  • Performed tasks including water level management, small mammal trapping, GPS mapping of invasive species, and bird banding
  • Communicated with the public on importance of containment of invasive species.
  • Maintain boats and outboard motors for invasive species crews.
  • Worked within the UDWR's Aquatic Invasive Species Program, dealing primarily with Quagga/Zebra mussel interdiction and education.
  • Interviewed Boaters Answered questions and handled complaints Decontaminated boats for Invasive Species

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4. Safety Procedures

high Demand
Here's how Safety Procedures is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Served as a liaison between hunters and Fort Pickett staff to ensure all safety procedures and regulations were followed.
  • Trained new employees in vegetation management practices, maintenance duties and parksafety procedures.
  • Lead field teams in the collection of data, correct collection procedures, equipment use and safety procedures.

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5. Company Vehicle

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Here's how Company Vehicle is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Trusted with company vehicle, fuel card, and business account at Home Depot.
  • Worked with minimal to no supervision and held responsibility of own company vehicle.
  • Trap and relocate nuisance wildlife * Driving company vehicle while interpreting a map
  • Maintain equipment and company vehicle in clean and proper working condition.
  • Maintain maintenance of a company vehicle.
  • Licensed to drive company vehicles and atv's.
  • Performed pre trip inspections daily on company vehicles.

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6. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Perform data entry, prepare Power Point presentations, construct graphs and data sheets, and perform other computer related activities.
  • Update biological tabular Access database tables, queries and forms to improve data entry, storage, and retrieval.
  • Field data entry: organized, entered, and proofed capture, nest, brood, survival, etc.
  • Performed data entry of research findings and assisted with reporting.
  • Developed Excel software skills for data entry and descriptive statistical analysis.
  • Associated documentation and data entry into study notebook and binder.

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7. Data Collection

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Here's how Data Collection is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Trained temporary personnel in telemetry and biological data collection.
  • Performed vegetation data collection, conducted wildlife surveys, maintained roads, buildings, facilities and grounds.
  • Crew leader on the Nelson River Weir responsible for salmon enumeration and ASL data collection.
  • Handled tortoises for marking, measuring and data collection for a long term population study.
  • Maintained the fish ticket database and performed test fishery sampling and biological data collection.
  • Weigh and record mass of fish with a scale for data collection purposes.
  • Conducted data collection in remote wilderness locations in both US and Canada locations.
  • Assisted with data collection and projects for wildlife crew.
  • Learned commonly accepted field data collection methodologies.
  • Managed multi-year citizen scientist data collection efforts for a cooperative project involving federal, state, and local agencies.

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8. Radio Telemetry

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Here's how Radio Telemetry is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Used radio telemetry equipment to located subset of tortoise population to determine detection probability.
  • Assisted Biologists in data collection using radio telemetry.
  • Tracked collared Bison using radio telemetry.
  • Located cougar using radio telemetry.
  • Triangulated cottontails using radio telemetry.
  • Experience with radio telemetry, helicopter census and live-trapping of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish.
  • Locate and track hens using radio telemetry to estimate nest success and summer range.
  • Performed radio telemetry to monitor nest success and survival of Mountain Plover.
  • Operated radio telemetry gear used to monitor / locate bighorn sheep.
  • RADIO TELEMETRY: Utilized ground radio telemetry to locate collars.
  • Used radio telemetry to track individuals in the field.
  • Used radio telemetry to track mt.
  • Tracked and located Ruffed Grouse using radio telemetry Conducted habitat analysis of areas in which birds are located
  • Conduct radio telemetry via triangulation using a Telonics TR4 receiver.
  • Monitored squirrel survival using vehicle-mounted and handheld radio telemetry equipment.
  • Radio telemetry, vegetation surveys, and necropsies were also involved.
  • Applied transmitters to Eastern Box Turtles Located turtles using radio telemetry
  • Used radio telemetry to locate dens and retrieve mortalities.
  • Monitored breeding sites using Capture/Recapture technique, passive integrated transponders (PIT} tags and radio telemetry.
  • Trap and relocate nuisance bear.-Radio telemetry tracking and mapping of whiteTail deer in allegheny state park for better management.

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9. BAT Species

high Demand
Here's how BAT Species is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Handled, identified, and recorded data on several bat species.

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10. ATV

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Here's how ATV is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Operated a 4x4 truck with various trailers, an ATV, forklift and tractor.
  • Operated machines such as Tractors, ATV'S, and 4x4 pickups.
  • Operated work trucks and ATV's.
  • Developed skills in firearm safety and safe operation of ATVs and boats.
  • Completed an ATV safety course, gained extensive ATV experience, and experience with off-road driving and navigation in difficult terrain.
  • Conduct scheduled maintenance of equipment and vehicles including tractors, mowers, ATV's, pickups, and fire equipment.

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11. GIS

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Here's how GIS is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Collected and analyzed data and reported information to private and government wildlife biologists.
  • Worked independently in lieu of a permanent wildlife biologist
  • Maintained registration boxes and developed reports.
  • Performed wetland delineations with biologists.
  • Assisted in field logistics and ensured that necessary items for the field camps were communicated to the Area Management Biologists.
  • Planned and coordinated with other wildlife technicians on complicated logistics for assuring that large survey areas were covered to protocol.
  • Gather and organize data including hunter information, GIS data, chain of custody, cash operations and observations.
  • Conducted endangered species surveys to aid biologists in determining population status, trends and breeding throughout Delaware.
  • Created maps using ArcGIS and raw data to show current locations of rare and threatened species.
  • Interacted with hunters to register deer, gather harvest information and inform public about CWD.
  • Assisted biologists in the development of harvesting fish populations at a New York State hatchery.
  • Assisted State and Forest biologists to process and collar lynx when a capture occurred.
  • Reported our daily nest findings to biologists who were responsible for dam flow release.
  • Worked with biologists and Environmental Conservation Officers on Article 15 and 24 violations.
  • Assisted program biologists with U.S. Corp of Engineers permit application site inspections.
  • Utilize ArcGIS to enter data into Utah's Natural Heritage Program database.
  • Assisted wildlife biologists with inventory of wildlife population on a preserve.
  • Assisted hydrologists and soil scientists in both field and office duties.
  • Assisted a fish biologist in gill netting and fish counting.
  • Located invasive plant species and reported finding to the biologist.

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12. Nuisance Wildlife

high Demand
Here's how Nuisance Wildlife is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Attained Nuisance Wildlife Licensing with the State of Illinois by testing over 80 percent on standardized exam.
  • Drive a daily route and trap/remove all types of nuisance wildlife.
  • Trap and remove nuisance wildlife and perform necessary and preventative exclusion repairs
  • Investigate, identify and diagnose nuisance wildlife issues in residential and commercial buildings.
  • Capture Nuisance Wildlife Residential and Commercial Termite and Pest Control Mosquito Control Pond Maintenance Structural Repairs
  • Performed conflict resolution between the public and nuisance wildlife with little to no supervision.

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13. OWL

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Here's how OWL is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Maintain a working knowledge of applicable Department regulations and state environmental laws.
  • Followed federal protocol to conduct surveys on endangered Northern spotted owls.
  • IdentifiedBarred, Spotted, Barn, Western screech, Northern pygmy, Short eared and Saw whet owls visually and aurally.
  • Use different trapping techniques including rocket nets to capture wild turkeys, starlings, pheasants, short-eared owls, etc.
  • Remove noxious weeds, predator control, manage proper water levels, waterfowl surveys, and duck and goose banding.
  • Job Description: Raptor monitoring, nest box installations, and banding of peregrine falcons and barn owls.
  • Conduct night calling surveys and daytime follow up surveys for endangered Northern Spotted Owls and invasive Barred Owls.
  • Collected data on endangered Spotted Owl- Map reading and location of owls- Use of chainsaw to clear roads.
  • Located and uploaded appropriate male and female owl calls to utilize during different parts of the survey period.
  • Planned transects based on habitat mapping, professional knowledge of the species, statistical considerations and safety.
  • Installed bird boxes; performed waterfowl counts; tagged, aged, and sexed ducks and waterfowl.
  • Skilled and knowledgeable with a wide variety of power tools, hand tools and pneumatic tools.
  • Assisted wildlife biologist using pyrotechnics and lasers to aid the migration of Canada geese and waterfowl.
  • Assist with the management of water control structures for waterfowl habitat and invasive plant species.
  • Cared for and rehabilitated song birds, raptors, mammals, reptiles, and waterfowl.
  • Assist with the management of white-tailed deer, turkey, quail, waterfowl and predators.
  • Implemented habitat improvement to wetland areas with focus on Wood Duck and other waterfowl.
  • Assist with counting and collecting shorebirds and waterfowl for dietary and populous research.
  • Identified migratory and resident Canada geese as well as other species of waterfowl.
  • Provided care for waterfowl, raptors, turkey, grouse, and pheasants.

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14. Water Samples

high Demand
Here's how Water Samples is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Interpreted laboratory analysis of private well water samples for homeowners.
  • Performed chemical analysis of water samples.
  • Collected water samples for water quality analysis.
  • Enforce the state of South Carolina pool and fountain rules and regulations by conducting chemical tests on water samples.
  • Collected water samples for cyanide, TAL metals and ultra clean mercury directly from valves at discharge.
  • Collected, preserved, and filtered water samples for lab analysis from the LaGrange reach of the Illinois River.

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15. Bird Surveys

average Demand
Here's how Bird Surveys is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Learned purpose and process of timber sales, conducting bird surveys and recording data.
  • Performed bird surveys in the South Florida Everglades Ecosystem to determine species composition.
  • Assist in waterbird surveys on and around the Great Salt Lake.
  • Conducted circular plot bird surveys.
  • Bird surveys of same areas.
  • Conducted biological surveys such as wading bird surveys, breeding bird and pair counts on various species of Wildlife (i.e.
  • Conduct upland game bird surveys and Sage grouse lek surveys.
  • Conduct bird surveys from car, airboat, ATV, and aircraft.
  • General Bird Surveys Elk Counts Guzzler Installation Road Repair Sage Brush Data Flamulated Own Survey 3rd Grade Nature Orientation

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16. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Provide customer service through public education and information sharing in a personal setting and group encounters.
  • Completed Avian influenza testing as well as providing customer service to area hunters
  • Solicited new lead sources and maintained high customer service skills.
  • Provided customers optimal support with customer service and preventive approaches while upselling other useful resources
  • Make repairs to homes to keep animals from reentering the home Accomplishments Great customer service
  • Provide excellent customer service and provide quick efficient solutions to solve their wildlife needs.

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17. Goshawk

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Here's how Goshawk is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Helped developed maps of Goshawk nests and their potential areas.
  • Monitored Northern Goshawk nests in our unit.
  • Performed broad acoustical surveys for a variety of birds including California Spotted Owls, Northern Goshawks and Willow Flycatchers.
  • Monitored northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) nests Broadcast called and searched for nests Determined sex and age of detected goshawks
  • Conducted night and day surveys on spotted owl and goshawk populations with standardized data collection and recording systems for Region 5.
  • Compass bearings were used to triangulate location of owls and goshawk that were heard, but not located.

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18. Biology

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Here's how Biology is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Provide laboratory support and training for Regulatory Microbiology Mega-Laboratory.
  • Interacted with Saginaw County residents and educated them about mosquito biology and the activities of the Saginaw County Mosquito Abatement Commission.
  • Led University Outreach activities at Baku State University including summer internships and microbiology lecture series.
  • Assisted in research in the molecular nutrition/cancer biology laboratory.
  • Collected and compiled field data regarding Gilded Flicker biology.
  • Researched materials relevant to graduate level food microbiology.

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19. Private Lands

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Here's how Private Lands is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Trapped threatened prairie dogs using Tomahawk live traps near burrows on public and private lands using various types of bait.
  • Lead private landowner liaison for contacting landowners to gain access to public lands through private lands.
  • Assisted with UPD surveys on private lands, in which the public desires to establish.
  • Conducted surveys on state and private lands in northwest Oregon, following an exacting protocol.
  • Conducted Pennsylvania Forest Stewardship plans and oversaw E&S implementations on private lands.
  • Managed private lands in compliance with landowner and state.

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20. Small Mammals

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Here's how Small Mammals is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Trapped, identified and processed various reptiles, amphibians, fish, crustaceans, rodents, insectivores and small mammals.
  • Surveyed forest plots for small mammals, reptiles, and amphibians for mark-recapture study using pitfall and cover board traps.
  • Handled small mammals caught to collect measurements required and give ear tags.
  • Conducted surveys to identify various reptiles, amphibians, and small mammals.
  • Learned and implemented trapping techniques for small mammals.
  • Removed small mammals from mist nets.
  • Trapped and collected small mammals.
  • Care for a variety of wildlife, including hoofstock, small mammals, birds, and reptiles.

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21. Management Area

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Here's how Management Area is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Documented trails using GPS; photographed and recorded condition of infrastructure within management areas; responsible for operating state vehicles.
  • Conducted a research study which individually documented the infrastructure of every Vermont-owned wildlife management area.
  • Captured field data of noxious weed infestations in Wildlife Management areas using GPS units and incorporated that data into base maps.
  • Maintain records including: federal narratives, driving logs, project data sheets and management area boundary maps.
  • Conducted avian points counts on Craig Mountain Wildlife Management Area and habitat surveys to accompany those avian counts.
  • Conducted avian point counts on Craig Mountain Wildlife Management Area as well as vegetation and habitat surveys.
  • Assisted staff at the Hickory Creek Wildlife Management Area for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
  • Assisted in hatching and raising pheasants for stocking wildlife management areas throughout New Jersey.
  • Identify and mark management area boundaries, maintain management area bridges and roads.
  • Applied herbicides to eradicate noxious weeds on Wildlife Management Areas.
  • Assisted with fencing and maintenance on wildlife management areas.
  • Patrolled Block Management areas to verify and implement Block Management and Landowneraccess rules were being applied.

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22. Heavy Equipment

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Here's how Heavy Equipment is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Conducted various wildlife surveys Maintained wildlife openings using farm tractor and mower (learned heavy equipment maintenance).
  • Operate chain saw, wood chipper and other heavy equipment.
  • Maintain heavy equipment and farm implements.
  • Worked in active construction sites around heavy equipment.
  • Operate heavy equipment to move rocks and logs.
  • Operated heavy equipment, drove trailer, planted natural vegetation and invasive weed control.

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23. Fish Species

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Here's how Fish Species is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Assist with stockings, ground/pond maintenance, performed studies on New Jersey fish species, regulated water irrigation systems.
  • Conducted controlled experiments on the effects of the Botulinum toxin type E on a variety of fish species.
  • Researched capture-recapture PIT tagged endangered fish species for causes of mortality, estimating age of maturity, and examining movement patterns.
  • Tasked with the fabrication and development of experimental fishing methodologies designed to capture invasive fish species.
  • Research consisted of population estimates/range of endangered and invasive fish species in the Colorado River water shed.
  • Reviewed literature to determine physiological requirements of fish species in Muddy River system.

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24. Food Plots

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Here's how Food Plots is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Planted food plots, maintained roads, conducted control burns, and various management tasks using various equipment.
  • Operated and maintained tractors and associated implements to mow, disc, plant and fertilize food plots.
  • Operated farm tractors and a variety of equipment to develop and maintain wildlife food plots.
  • Trapped feral hogs to help ease damage on food plots planted by the state.
  • Operated multiple pieces of agricultural equipment to plant food plots.
  • Planted and maintain food plots for various wildlife.
  • Planted & fertilized food plots.
  • Maintain and plant food plots by disking, chopping and seeding along with various other farming duties.

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25. Vegetation Surveys

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Here's how Vegetation Surveys is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Conducted vegetation surveys to determine food available to white-tail deer.
  • Recorded 24-hour video of nesting sites and conducted vegetation surveys in remote Everglades.
  • Conducted vegetation surveys at known nest trees.
  • Conducted vegetation surveys and/or field observations of natural resource conditions in remote field locations.
  • Conducted detailed vegetation surveys to determine edge species diversity and density.
  • Conducted vegetation surveys, identified and recorded locations of sensitive plants.

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26. General Public

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Here's how General Public is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Assisted park naturalists with educational programming for child summer camps and classes for the general public.
  • Communicated with private landowners, miners, and the general public about research.
  • Addressed any questions the general public had about road closures and management practices on Eglin AFB.
  • Led presentations to general public on value and benefits of nongame wildlife.
  • Communicated effectively with co-workers and the general public.
  • Conducted general public Hydro-Electric Facility tours.

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27. Prairie Dogs

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Here's how Prairie Dogs is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Trapped and relocated the endangered Utah prairie dogs in conjunction with a plague control study.
  • Processed prairie dogs: sexing, weighing, and ear tagging.

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28. DNA

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Here's how DNA is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Handled adult spruce grouse for banding, DNA sampling, and telemetry fitting.
  • Performed quantitative/qualitative analysis of DNA and RNA for the detection of viruses from diagnostic specimens as directed.
  • Analyzed water quality and followed all standard procedures for environmental DNA sampling.
  • Collected DNA, weight, length, and sex data of returning Chinook and resident juveniles at hatcheries.
  • Collected DNA samples from eggs, and placed transponder balls as well as electronic monitors within nests.
  • Operated permanent weir and collected milt samples for DNA analysis.

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29. Data Management

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Here's how Data Management is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Create file data management system and protocol for biological geospatial and tabular data at the refuge.
  • Performed necessary data management to organize, analyze and generate summary results.
  • Organized and uploaded data to online data management system.
  • Completed study in less time than expected; for such action I was trusted the data management of other investigations.
  • Assisted with data management activities, including a quality assurance program for the ForestGEO census.
  • Adjusted/created new protocols for better data management for some long-term studies.

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30. Forestry

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Here's how Forestry is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Improved food security in Sub-Saharan Africa by promoting new and improved Agroforestry techniques.
  • Operated forestry machinery including; cable skidder, skid steer, small wood mill and wood chipper.

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31. Arcmap

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Here's how Arcmap is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Mapped locations of cameras and boxes with GPS and ArcMAP.
  • Preform QAQC Checks and Project Deliveries using ArcMap 9.3, 10.0, 10.1, and 10.3.
  • Used GIS, ArcMap, ArcCatalog to make maps and evaluate different recreational activities and plans.
  • Compiled and interpreted data collected using Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and ArcMap.
  • Used ArcMap software to make maps for fieldwork.

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32. BLM

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Here's how BLM is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Hired by BLM as part of a 6-month seasonal study and asked to return next year due to outstanding performance.
  • Generated charts and graphs for post-grazing season meeting between BLM and ranchers.
  • Collaborated with other agencies such as the BLM and U.S.
  • Conducted weed inventories on well pads and BLM land using a Trimble GPS.
  • Represent BLM in meetings with various organizations, the general public, & other governmental entities.
  • Safelyoperated 4WD vehicle and ATV on active and inactive logging, forest service and BLM roads in day and night.

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33. Hand Tools

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Here's how Hand Tools is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Used power tools and hand tools to improve, repair, and maintain field camp structures and weirs.
  • Operated and maintained four-wheel drive vehicles, tractor, ATV's, assorted power and hand tools.
  • Assemble parts using bolts, screws, and other fasteners utilizing hand tools.
  • Used hand tools to mount,Install, and secure tools.
  • Create a localized map of plans and progress as clearing of invasive plant species began using hand tools and tractors.
  • Operated bobcats, muck trucks, tillers, backpack sprayers, portable pumps, line trimmers, and hand tools.

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34. Cell Culture

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Here's how Cell Culture is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Facilitate cell culturing activities, such as cell feeding, cell culture expansion, and cell transferring.
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture and obtaining mammalian samples through phlebotomy procedures and organ/tissue harvesting.
  • Experience using large scale, automated cell culture- autovaxes and ex-cell-erators.

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35. Plant Identification

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Here's how Plant Identification is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Plant identification Four wheel drive vehicle operation.Preparation of seed mixes for habitat restoration.Forklift operation in a warehouse.
  • Trained personnel on invasive plant identification and removal techniques, safety, and operational leadership.
  • Supervised plant identification and data collection.
  • Obtained proficiency in wetland & South Florida plant identification.
  • Keyed, pressed and mounted unknown specimens to species level; assisted in protocol development for plant identification and bear safety.
  • Performed various conservation and resource management duties; plant identification, habitat restoration, bird count and banding.

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36. Population Surveys

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Here's how Population Surveys is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Conducted daily bird population surveys, and participated in habitat management, conservation, and banding: grassland and marsh species.
  • Conduct Diamondback Terrapin research, which includes kayaking to sites all over Long Island taking initial population surveys.
  • Included aerial surveys, food population surveys with boat and gill net.
  • Monitored Big Horn Sheep for pneumonia prevalence and population surveys.
  • Conduct analytical wildlife population surveys.Manage state-owned public lands.Review property management plans.Purchase and inventory office and agricultural supplies.

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37. Data Analysis

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Here's how Data Analysis is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Assist environmental scientists in database management, technical data evaluation, data analysis, technical report writing, and equipment maintenance.
  • Conduct evaluation, monitoring and data analysis; research best practices and use quantitative and qualitative analysis to inform.
  • Performed various test and examination procedures, utilizing statistical analysis software for data analysis.
  • Operated computers for data entry and manipulation and performing mathematical and statistical procedures for data analysis.
  • Protect the natural resources of the district by collecting field data and conducting data analysis to support park resource management projects.
  • Experienced in fisheries and ecological data collection, report writing, data analysis, and data manipulation.

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38. WMA

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Here's how WMA is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Assisted with hunts on various WMA's.
  • Check hunters, pull teeth for ageing, and interview hunters to determine use on the WMA.
  • Conducted field surveys of Grassland birds on WMAs and LIP Properties in NYS DEC Region 6.
  • Worked independently approximately ninety percent of the time on management, general upkeep and maintenance of the WMA.
  • Maintain all structures necessary to the WMA.
  • Managed office during fall hunting seasons to provide motorized access and information to WMA users and the general public.

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39. Survey Data

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Here's how Survey Data is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Provide survey data to help with compliance of the Habitat Conservation Plan in conjunction with management implementation and protocol.
  • Identified field plots with GPS, conducted mark and recapture mammal surveys and maintained survey data.

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40. Research Projects

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Here's how Research Projects is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Assisted biologists with field and lab duties related to research projects involving land and sea animals of the Arctic.
  • Assisted wildlife biologists with field and lab duties for research projects involving arctic land and sea animals.
  • Assist other staff with management and research projects.
  • Planned, developed, and participated in numerous biological field research projects related to radio-tracking of fish during spawning migration.
  • Provide technical support for research projects relating to peanut production management and marketing.
  • Participated in bio-control research projects involving parasitic wasp rearing as needed.

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41. Wild Animals

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Here's how Wild Animals is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Have experience in all type of work related to trapping, excluding and exterminating of wild animals.
  • Performed day-to-day care for a collection of over 60 non-releasable, native, wild animals.
  • Trained to trap and dispose of wild animals and various household pests.

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42. CWD

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Here's how CWD is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Collected, preserved and processed tissue samples for CWD monitoring.

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43. VHF

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Here's how VHF is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Explained hunting and fishing regulations and provided commercial fisheries updates to the public via VHF and SSB.

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44. RAN

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Here's how RAN is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Ensured quality assurance of collected data.
  • Performed hundreds of structural exclusion upgrades to homes and businesses in order to prevent entrance to nuisance wildlife.
  • Supervised the Avian and Spatial Quality Assurance/Quality Control teams for the data collected in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Conducted Amphibian Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tagging for population monitoring and sample collection for disease surveillance.
  • Assist in the preparation of GGI s for recruitment, transfer, resignation, retirement, etc.
  • Observed, trapped, and processed (banded, measured, and attached transmitters) Mountain Plover.
  • Worked in a RCW home range study located on the Francis Marion National Forest in South Carolina.
  • Conducted surveys of threatened/endangered species in Francis Marion National Forest and assisted in the prescribed burn program.
  • Process included constructing Concrete Structure forms within a shop environment, to be transported to project sites.
  • Prepare fish for transporting to public lakes, loads stocking, and drive to distribution locations.
  • Worked diligently to help inform decision whether the Greater Sage Grouse warranted protection under the ESA.
  • Identify western shrub-steppe and mixed conifer woodland bird species by song and sight using line transects.
  • Trapped deer and turkey by various means for relocation and transported the same to new locations.
  • Identified vitality signals for VHF and GPS collars as well as identifying Vaginal Implant Transmitter signals.
  • Assist Fish & Wildlife Service with juvenile golden eagle trapping and application of radio transmitter collars.
  • Provide assistance to the Head of the Natural Resource Department at Front Range Community College.
  • Conducted line distance sampling transects for the Desert Tortoise throughout the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve.
  • Conduct fish and wildlife surveys in the Oregon Coastal Range, and Cascade Range.
  • Promoted, marketed, and advertised to the public, Range events and specials.
  • Collected and organized range and wildlife data on a proposed open pit coal mine.

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45. Animal Removal

low Demand
Here's how Animal Removal is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Performed exclusion services and animal removal at customer locations according to company policy and in compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Performed Wildlife and Animal Removal services for residential and commercial properties.
  • Communicate with customers and coordinate plans for animal removal and repairs.

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46. Law Enforcement

low Demand
Here's how Law Enforcement is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Assist supervisor as needed in law enforcement cases involving illegal use or possession of fish and wildlife species.
  • Conducted year-round law enforcement activities as a Deputized Game Warden both on and off the Wildlife Area.
  • Conducted creel and worked closely with local law enforcement.
  • Used keen observational skills and strong communication with conservation law enforcement to find and remove trespassers.

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47. Nepa

low Demand
Here's how Nepa is used in Wildlife Technician jobs:
  • Conducted Old Growth Forest Surveys to collect pertinent and legally defensible data that is implemented in U.S. Forest Service NEPA projects.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Wildlife Technician

Habitat25.3%
GPS10.4%
Invasive Species6%
Safety Procedures5.5%
Company Vehicle5.1%
Data Entry4.9%
Data Collection4.7%
Radio Telemetry4.7%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Wildlife Technician

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Habitat
Habitat
19.4%
19.4%
2
2
GPS
GPS
8%
8%
3
3
Invasive Species
Invasive Species
4.6%
4.6%
4
4
Safety Procedures
Safety Procedures
4.2%
4.2%
5
5
Company Vehicle
Company Vehicle
3.9%
3.9%
6
6
Data Entry
Data Entry
3.8%
3.8%
7
7
Data Collection
Data Collection
3.6%
3.6%
8
8
Radio Telemetry
Radio Telemetry
3.6%
3.6%
9
9
BAT Species
BAT Species
3.5%
3.5%
10
10
ATV
ATV
2.8%
2.8%
11
11
GIS
GIS
2.6%
2.6%
12
12
Nuisance Wildlife
Nuisance Wildlife
2.4%
2.4%
13
13
OWL
OWL
2.4%
2.4%
14
14
Water Samples
Water Samples
2.2%
2.2%
15
15
Bird Surveys
Bird Surveys
1.9%
1.9%
16
16
Customer Service
Customer Service
1.8%
1.8%
17
17
Goshawk
Goshawk
1.6%
1.6%
18
18
Biology
Biology
1.5%
1.5%
19
19
Private Lands
Private Lands
1.5%
1.5%
20
20
Small Mammals
Small Mammals
1.4%
1.4%
21
21
Management Area
Management Area
1.4%
1.4%
22
22
Heavy Equipment
Heavy Equipment
1.4%
1.4%
23
23
Fish Species
Fish Species
1.3%
1.3%
24
24
Food Plots
Food Plots
1.2%
1.2%
25
25
Vegetation Surveys
Vegetation Surveys
1.1%
1.1%
26
26
General Public
General Public
1%
1%
27
27
Prairie Dogs
Prairie Dogs
1%
1%
28
28
DNA
DNA
1%
1%
29
29
Data Management
Data Management
1%
1%
30
30
Forestry
Forestry
1%
1%
31
31
Arcmap
Arcmap
0.9%
0.9%
32
32
BLM
BLM
0.8%
0.8%
33
33
Hand Tools
Hand Tools
0.8%
0.8%
34
34
Cell Culture
Cell Culture
0.8%
0.8%
35
35
Plant Identification
Plant Identification
0.8%
0.8%
36
36
Population Surveys
Population Surveys
0.8%
0.8%
37
37
Data Analysis
Data Analysis
0.8%
0.8%
38
38
WMA
WMA
0.7%
0.7%
39
39
Survey Data
Survey Data
0.7%
0.7%
40
40
Research Projects
Research Projects
0.7%
0.7%
41
41
Wild Animals
Wild Animals
0.7%
0.7%
42
42
CWD
CWD
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
VHF
VHF
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
RAN
RAN
0.6%
0.6%
45
45
Animal Removal
Animal Removal
0.6%
0.6%
46
46
Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement
0.6%
0.6%
47
47
Nepa
Nepa
0.5%
0.5%

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