Irrigation Technician

National Elk Refuge Irrigation Program

Jackson, Wyoming

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $14/hour | Housing & Basic Utilities Provided (Free)
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Join our team in a spectacular landscape of majestic mountains, rolling sagebrush-covered hills, and grasslands at the National Elk Refuge in northwestern Wyoming’s Jackson Hole valley. NO EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED. The position includes assisting with the operation and maintenance of a state-of-the-art K-Line irrigation system that irrigates 4,000 acres of grasslands crucial to winter range habitat on the National Elk Refuge. You may also participate in construction, repairs, and maintenance of a variety of enclosures and refuge property, as well as daily GPS device use and operation of 4x4 UTV/ATV’s. This is an extraordinary opportunity to live in one of the most stunning places in the United States, surrounded daily by wildlife and the towering beauty of the Teton range. 

You will live and work on the refuge premises. Due to limited, affordable housing options in the Jackson Hole valley, we provide you with free housing and basic utilities during your time working for the refuge. Most housing is nestled about 3 miles from the edge of downtown Jackson, directly on the refuge itself. No traffic buzzing by, just mother nature, your fellow co-workers, and volunteers to keep you company.

This opportunity is great for individuals who may be looking at future careers in ecology, wildlife management, range management, plant biology and other environmentally focused degrees. BUT it is a great experience for anyone looking to explore a different kind of job. This is a very unique job. Although this is NOT A GOVERNMENT position, it provides ample experience working with one of the largest K-Line Irrigation systems in the world as well as being exposed to a government program. Positions are very limited.

Health insurance, relocation expenses and other benefits are NOT provided. This is a seasonal position only. Interested candidates must be 18 years or older and possess a valid drivers licence. 

The National Elk Refuge provides, preserves, restores, and manages winter habitat for the nationally significant Jackson Elk Herd as well as habitat for endangered species, birds, fish, and other mammals.

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Please email NERirrigation@gmail.com to get more information and application materials. Email is best for initial communication from December through February. 

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category General / Stewardship
Tags Sustainable Agriculture