Buffalo & Elk Division job advertisement


Position: Buffalo and Elk Herd Technician

Salary: As Budgeted- Position is dependent on OSPRA Funding

Dates: Opening date: 3-21-22 Closing date: Until filled.

Objective: Carry out directives set forth by the Buffalo & Elk Manager, in maintaining the Slim Buttes pasture.

Specific Duties

  1. Comprehensive maintenance and protection of 17,000 acres in the Slim Buttes pasture.
    1. Maintain fence line- replace or tighten wires.
    2. Maintain watering, windmills, springs and solar panels.
    3. Perimeter checks of fence lines- check entrances.
    4. Keep count of total number of buffalo.
  2. Respond to buffalo calls:
    1. Verify OSPRA ownership and return buffalo to pasture.
    2. Provide proper documentation and reports of buffalo.
  1. Participate in scheduled school buffalo kills.
  2. Assist in participating in buffalo round-ups of the Slim Butte, Yellow Bear, and South pastures.
  3. Participate in Elk tour guides when needed.
  4. Maintain daily logs, mileage and submit weekly reports.
  5. Maintain proper maintenance of OSPRA vehicle.
  6. Fulfill all other duties and responsibilities as required by the Executive Director.

Qualifications and Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) required.
  2. Must have a practical knowledge of wildlife, hunting techniques, and field handling of trophies and harvesting of wildlife.
  3. Possess leadership qualities and be acquainted with local residents, local conditions, systems, and have established an interest in community and district affairs.
  4. Must possess a Valid SD Drivers License.
  5. Must pass a Federal/State/Tribal Background Check.
  6. Must pass a mandatory background investigation check for employment suitability determination.
  7. Must pass a Pre-Employment Drug-Test.
  8. Must show proof of Covid-19 Vaccination.


Applicants must submit a completed application form, a professional resume or work resume and official high school or GED transcripts. Tribal members and/or veteran must submit appropriate documentation. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


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