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Hunting/Wildlife Wildlife Technician

3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA Req #97
Friday, July 12, 2019
The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is committed to protecting and exercising the inherent inalienable sovereign rights of the Tribe and Individuals in the interest of the Medicine Creek Treat Territories, as stewards to ensure preservation of our cultural and environmental integrity for common good and prosperity for all.

Closes:   Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 8:59 pm PST

Department: Hunting and Wildlife
Reports To: Director
Hours: 40 Hrs/Wk – Full Time
Salary:   Based on Salary Matrix + Benefits       

  • Minimum $22.44/hour     

Position Summary:

This position is required to spend the majority of time working in the field assisting the Director and Biologist. Under the general direction of the Director, responsible for providing technical hunting and wildlife expertise to the department.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Works in the field assisting the Wildlife Biologist with elk surveys. 

  2. Will be responsible for performing ceremonial hunts when needed This includes hunting, properly dressing and quartering the animal, and carrying it back to the Tribe for the ceremony.

  3. Distribute and inventory meat that is purchased and harvested, processed and maintained by the Wildlife department.

  4. Assists the director with license and tags issuance, including those needed for ceremonial hunts.

  5. Coordinates youth mentoring classes in order to educate Tribal youth on hunting safety.

  6. Maintains garden and habitat, such as scotch broom, at various locations that the tribe owns.

  7. Responsible for maintaining and inspecting farming equipment and vehicles and scheduling repairs, as needed.

  8. Takes care of animals the tribe chooses to farm including pigs, cows, buffalo and chickens.

  9. Remains current on hunting and wildlife issues for the department.

  10. Performs some administrative tasks for the Director and Biologist such as picking up and distributing mail from Administration Building, order supplies, prepare expenditure requests, and maintain office files and maintain log sheets for meat distribution and work locations.

  11. Maintain relationships outside the tribe including state, federal agencies regarding hunting and hunting lands.

  12. Performs other duties as assigned.


This position has no supervisory responsibilities but may train new employees, as directed by Director.

Qualifications and Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High School Diploma/GED required and five years of hunting experience, including demonstrated ability to perform successful ceremonial hunts, field surveys, firearm safety, etc. and some demonstrated knowledge/experience in administrative/clerical skills required; or satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience.  Beginner computer skills in Word and Excel are preferred.  Knowledge and ability of proper use and safety of heavy equipment machinery.

Language Skills

Employee must demonstrate the ability to interact tactfully and positively with Tribal members.  Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from community members.  Ability to write reports and business correspondence. 


Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.  Demonstrated ability to read maps and find bearings in heavily forested areas.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Must have ability to be culturally sensitive in a diverse environment.
  • Must maintain strict confidentiality at all times.
  • Must be willing to work in the field a majority of the time in order to assist the Director and Wildlife Biologist.  Must demonstrate ability to perform the physical aspects of this job to include hiking miles while working in heavily forested areas with uneven terrain in all types of weather conditions.
  • Must demonstrate a strong knowledge of firearm and other hunting equipment safety.
  • Must be willing to acceptably pass a background check prior to and periodically throughout employment.
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends, as scheduled by Director



  • Must have and maintain a valid and unrestricted state driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance.
  • Must have a valid First Aid/CPR card or be willing to obtain within 30 days of hire.
  • Maintain CDL license, if required to drive department cooler truck.
Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Requires the ability to operate standard office equipment such as a personal computer, multi-line telephone, calculator, facsimile and photocopier.

  2. Requires the ability to read, write, communicate, and interpret information accurately in English.

  3. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk and hike in heavily forested areas with uneven terrain; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.

  4. The employee occasionally is required to sit.

  5. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 25 pounds.

  6. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.      

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. The noise level is high to moderate.

  2. The physical exertion is high.

  3. Work is performed primarily in the field in all types of weather conditions.

  4. Work is performed around firearms; therefore good judgment and caution must be exercised at all times while handling firearms or other hunting equipment.

  5. Travel occasionally required to pick up meat.         

Indian Preference Employer as Required by Law
Benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid sick and vacation leave, life insurance,
and retirement/401(k).  

Native American preference applies and job placements are given on a competitive basis, using job related factors.  Because of the large number of applications received and limited job positions, your application will not guarantee employment.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • 3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA