Predator Hunter

State of Utah

Job Description

Job Title: Predator Hunter

Job Description:
The employee in this job protects livestock from predatory animals through direct control using best management practices within the scope of pertinent laws, rules, and regulations. Responds to requests from livestock producers and wildlife managers for the control of predatory animal deportations; verify losses to herds and flocks and implements the most efficient and timely approved method of control including recommending non-lethal methods, hunting, trapping, snaring, use of toxicants, and other approved methods. Serves as a full-time gunner during the flying season and participates as ground crew for aerial operations when needed from November-May. From May-October, the employee will be a trapper on the ground. The employee will be required to camp in remote areas by themselves frequently.

Principal Duties:

Protect livestock from predators.
Employee will serve as an aerial gunner during flying season (Nov-May).
Maintain and prepare trapping equipment
Travel on foot, vehicle, horse to hunting areas.
Maintains detailed inspection or investigation records.;
Compiles data and prepares reports.;
Operates, maintains, calibrates and adjusts specialized equipment.;
Plans and manages projects and/or programs.
The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

The Ideal Candidate:Experience hunting and trapping animals.
Experience with firearms, ammunition, and communication equipment.
Aerial hunting experience.;
Does NOT get motion sickness
Operates, maintains, calibrates and adjusts specialized equipment;
Able to respond efficiently to incoming questions and problems in a professional manner and facilitate resolutions.
Knowledge of predatory animals.

Why You Should Join Our Team:
Would you like to work for the Agriculture and Food? If you would like the opportunity to protect Utah’s livestock, while working towards the overall mission of the department in keeping Utah healthy, conserving our natural resources, and protecting our food supply. We offer great benefits and a family friendly work environment. To read more on our great benefits please click here.

The Agency:
For more information about working for the Department of Agriculture and Food please click here.

Typical Qualifications


The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without ‘giving out’ or fatiguing.
The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
The ability to see details at a distance.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

Supplemental Information

exposure to adverse, inclement, and varying weather conditions
Risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g. working at great heights, working in extreme outdoor weather conditions, being subject to possible physical attack, etc.
The work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as frequent climbing, lifting heavy objects over 50 pounds, crouching or crawling in restricted areas, defending oneself and/or others against physical attack.
Valid driver license required to drive a motor vehicle on a highway in this state per UCA53-3-202(1)(a).

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