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2nd Government Trapper Job Opportunity #7538659
03/25/22 02:14 PM
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The South Dakota program has another Wildlife Damage Specialist position available, this one is located in Belle Fourche SD.

Deadline for applications is 4/07/2022

NOTE.. This is a second position and is completely separate from the one in Ft.Pierre. You must apply for each one individually.

You can contact the Supervisor at 605-391-1576 with any questions.

Apply online at the link below..

https://sodakprod-lm01.cloud.infor.com:1443/lmghr/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=HGE


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Re: 2nd Government Trapper Job Opportunity [Re: ChrisM] #7538950
03/25/22 07:30 PM
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Thank you for posting this. This is the district adjacent to mine, I am pretty familiar with the area and workload if anyone has any questions feel free to message me as well. Hope we can get a good guy in there fast so I donít have to cover it all summer!

Re: 2nd Government Trapper Job Opportunity [Re: ChrisM] #7540012
03/26/22 07:38 PM
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Re: 2nd Government Trapper Job Opportunity [Re: ChrisM] #7541282
03/27/22 08:54 PM
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Up for the Sunday night crowd, all of these pictures are from the same county that this position is located in just to give an idea of the terrain.
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Re: 2nd Government Trapper Job Opportunity [Re: ChrisM] #7541283
03/27/22 08:55 PM
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Nice it look's like it might be pretty decent mule deer country.

Re: 2nd Government Trapper Job Opportunity [Re: rick olson] #7541289
03/27/22 09:02 PM
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I have reviewed the compensation packages and job duties that was posted. It seems there is considerable turnover in those positions. Many are stating compensation packages are not high enough. What other aspects of the career may also cause frequent turnover. I don't know if there is a tier system or ladder of up word movement in these government positions or not, so I don't know what most would be leaving to do or is there up word potential?
Thank you,

Bryce

Re: 2nd Government Trapper Job Opportunity [Re: ChrisM] #7541291
03/27/22 09:04 PM
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I don't get it most people think this is such a low paying job,38K to 45k for doing something you love to do is a decent wage.Cost of living is moderate,work truck,gas card,work traps and snares etc.Yes there will many long days and lots of windshield time some stress,but what job doesn't have that.Yes you can get a $45k to $60k or more doing a lot of different jobs,but will you be has happy and rewarded by helping rancher's etc.Hope you guy's get a good person to fill that job!

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Re: 2nd Government Trapper Job Opportunity [Re: ChrisM] #7541292
03/27/22 09:06 PM
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The reason this position is opening is because the guy is transferring to another duty station closer to family, and that station opened because that guy took a full time gunner position in Pierre.

Re: 2nd Government Trapper Job Opportunity [Re: ChrisM] #7541360
03/27/22 10:23 PM
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oh to be about 25 again and land that job wink


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Re: 2nd Government Trapper Job Opportunity [Re: ChrisM] #7541383
03/27/22 10:41 PM
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Might want to check with HR on policy with trapping on personal time if a fur trapper applies? It has been forever and a day (20 years) since I looked at the government trapping jobs in this area. The pay was a joke and not permitted to trap on personal time unless on extended vacation in a different part of the state from assigned area, etc. Also, not supposed to keep any fur caught on the job for personal use/sale.

Re: 2nd Government Trapper Job Opportunity [Re: ChrisM] #7541439
03/27/22 11:43 PM
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If I was in better health I would apply.


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Re: 2nd Government Trapper Job Opportunity [Re: rick olson] #7541444
03/27/22 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by rick olson
I don't get it most people think this is such a low paying job,38K to 45k for doing something you love to do is a decent wage.Cost of living is moderate,work truck,gas card,work traps and snares etc.Yes there will many long days and lots of windshield time some stress,but what job doesn't have that.Yes you can get a $45k to $60k or more doing a lot of different jobs,but will you be has happy and rewarded by helping rancher's etc.Hope you guy's get a good person to fill that job!


Kids, houses, gas, food, vehicles, saving/investing for retirement ect is more and more all the time. Especially in the past year. 40k used to be decent, but it is entry level unskilled pay now in a lot of circumstances. Thats not meant as an insult to anyone, its just a fact. Itís an undervalued position that deserves more. Hopefully someone realizes that and gives it to them.

Re: 2nd Government Trapper Job Opportunity [Re: ChrisM] #7542873
03/29/22 01:58 PM
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Took these this morning just north of there, to give you an idea of what the country looks.

Big country with few roads.

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This one looking down the river, the next road is 16 miles distant.

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Even have a tree here and there.

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Re: 2nd Government Trapper Job Opportunity [Re: ChrisM] #7542888
03/29/22 02:12 PM
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Are you using No BS footholds in those pictures?

Re: 2nd Government Trapper Job Opportunity [Re: rick olson] #7542899
03/29/22 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by rick olson
Are you using No BS footholds in those pictures?



No.

I run a lot of #4 Montyís this time of year before the ground gets hard again and Iím making more trail sets.

Mostly run #3s when the grounds hard, which is about 11 months of the year here.

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Re: 2nd Government Trapper Job Opportunity [Re: ChrisM] #7542926
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Yes, one downside of this position is the fact that youíll be in close proximity to a dirtball such as Boone.

Re: 2nd Government Trapper Job Opportunity [Re: ChrisM] #7543087
03/29/22 05:45 PM
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Boone I thought you were in North Dakota?

Re: 2nd Government Trapper Job Opportunity [Re: MChewk] #7543113
03/29/22 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by MChewk
Boone I thought you were in North Dakota?



Iím everywhere.

Re: 2nd Government Trapper Job Opportunity [Re: ChrisM] #7543129
03/29/22 06:35 PM
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Lol change that to Montana

Re: 2nd Government Trapper Job Opportunity [Re: ChrisM] #7543252
03/29/22 08:24 PM
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Boone thanks for posting those pictures. I sure miss that country where your at. Spent a lot of time up there in my younger years.

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