Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks Maintenance Worker III - Wildlife Manage in Missoula, Montana

THE OUTSIDE IS IN US ALL. Please remember to attach the required resume and supplemental answers listed in this announcement. Please also include an relevant certifications related to the position. Applications missing the requested documents will be considered incomplete and may not progress further in the process. Documents not requested will not be considered in the recruitment process. This position closes at 11:59 PM Mountain Time on July 8, 2018. The State Application education/experience portion is not required for this recruitment. Only the required documents will be reviewed, however you must still apply through the State of Montana Career site. Supplemental Questions: 1. Describe your work experience with large pieces of property and the equipment associated with the maintenance. 2. Please describe your knowledge of noxious weeds and noxious weed control methods in the state of Montana. Special Information: This is a recurring seasonal position, that is full time from approximately April through September annually. A majority of the work is based in the Bitterroot and Blackfoot water sheds and with views of several different mountain ranges and a unique history. A majority of the work is done on Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) in Region 2, but also includes work in Region 3 on two different WMAs. This is an exciting opportunity to see some of western Montana’s beautiful landscapes and wildlife. The incumbent must be able to work with a variety of equipment, be able to work outdoors under adverse weather conditions, be in good physical condition to perform heavy work, and carry heavy loads for long distances. The incumbent must be willing to spend considerable time away from home or duty station. The incumbent will need to travel long distances in order to properly conduct thorough work schedule on each WMA. • Frequently works in adverse outdoor conditions including temperature extremes, snow and rain, dust and mosquito infested areas. • Works in confined areas, sometimes for extended periods, including attics, cellars and excavated areas. • Works on waste water and sewage disposal systems with potential for contact with disease, virus and bacteria. • Works in areas frequented by rodents with the potential for contact with disease such as Hantavirus. • Works with and applies hazardous chemicals, including various pesticides, solvents, paints and fuels and may be exposed to welding fumes. • Works with public and may enforce WMA access rules and regulations. • May work on heights, including roofs and scaffolding. • Required to work weekend and holiday hours, including occasional overtime. • Must be willing to spend occasional time away from home or duty station. • Physical demands include frequent exertion, often for extended periods, including lifting 100 lbs, carrying, digging and pounding. Identity of applicants who become finalists may be released to the public if the Department deems it necessary. Employees who exceed 1,040 hours in a calendar year are also provided health, dental and life insurance. Other benefits include retirement, paid vacation, sick and holidays. This position may be covered by a VEBA (Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association). A successful applicant will be subject to a background investigation. Women and minorities are under-represented in this job category and are encouraged to apply. Duties: Performs manual, skilled and semi-skilled work. Work may include: • Constructing and/or repairing property boundary and cross fences, using permanent or electric fences on WMA's to maximize wildlife potential on FWP lands and to minimize trespass livestock. • Maintaining roads, culverts, ditches, dikes, and bridges by using a variety of heavy and light equipment such as front end loaders, backhoes, graders, dump trucks and hand tools. • Maintaining and repairing heavy and light equipment and machinery, using