Trapper Assistant

Job Closing: Feb 22, 2019

Division: Compliance

Job Code: 33-9011

Salary Range: $24,585.60 to 36,608.00 ($11.82 to 17.60)

Status: Seasonal, part time, non-exempt

SUMMARY: The Trapper Assistant will assist in the setting trap line and other duties in designated and assigned areas, to prevent animal nuisances to property owners and public waterways. Provide pertinent information of animals removed and any damage to property and crops by wildlife when needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include the following. Other duties may be assigned from time to time.

  • Assist in setting traps with bait, scent, or camouflage, and in patterns according to size, species, habits, and environs of animal sought or according to reason for trapping.
  • Assist in patrols of trap line to remove catch and reset or relocate traps and/or game to other areas.
  • Categorize, estimate and recognize differences or similarities and detecting changes in circumstances, habits or events.
  • Assist in collecting and reporting information on populations and in their habitats.
  • Assist in recommendations for control measures to prevent or counteract damage cause by wildlife or people.
  • Assist in crop, property, or habitat damage or destruction or instances of water pollution, in order to determine causes and to advise property owners of preventive measures.
  • Patrol assigned areas by car, boat, ATV, UTV or on foot.
  • Protect and preserve native wildlife, plants, and ecosystems when applicable.
  • Other duties may be assigned, by supervisors.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Possess a certificate of completion from Apprentice Trapper, Journeyman Trapper of Master Trapper training or be willing to take trapper training. Have a least one year of experience in land and water trapping of different species.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of the principles and current practices in the field of trapping. Must be able to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Be familiar with the various trapping devices.

Must possess knowledge of plant and animal organisms and their interactions with each other and the environment.

Have knowledge of relevant equipment, procedures, and strategies to promote effective Tribal operations for the protection of people, data, and property.

Must have the ability to talk to others to convey information effectively.

Must possess complex problem solving skills to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Must be able to monitor and assess performance to make improvements or take corrective actions.

Be able to understand the implications of new information both by current and future problem solving and decision making.


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.


The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.


Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.


A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.


Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.