Northern Sunrise County looking to fund a Seasonal Problem Wildlife Technician

NORTHERN SUNRISE COUNTY — Northern Sunrise County administration is recommending that the County allocate funds from their 2019 Operating Budget in order to support the Fish and Wildlife hiring of a Seasonal Problem Wildlife Technician.

Administration is currently recommending that Northern Sunrise County council authorize the Reeve to sign the Memorandum of Understanding with the Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Branch, for a Seasonal Problem Wildlife Technician in the amount of $32,500.

The role of the FWEB Seasonal Problem Wildlife Technician will be the delivery of problem wildlife programs involving dangerous wildlife. The proposed technician would head a Livestock Compensation Program, and also see through the mitigation and prevention of problem wildlife conflicting with large carnivores such as bears.

The Seasonal Problem Wildlife Technician position would be maintained between the dates of May 8th and September 1st, with the FWEB noting they would not be responsible for any vacancy that could occur. The technician may also assist other FWEB Regional locations during emergencies, as determined by the Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Branch.

Despite potentially working for Northern Sunrise County, the technician would still be an employee of the FWEB, and as such would hold exclusive responsibility in investigating public and internal complaints while also administering discipline as needed.

The FWEB would also provide the County with a monthly summary detailing the activities of their Seasonal Problem Wildlife Technician.

–Alex Rodgerson, Trending 55 News