Conservation Detection Dog Handler/Field Technician.
Dog handler/wildlife technician positions in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Position requires a clean driving record and completion of a two week handler course starting 5/29/2017 in Michigan.
3 month position (June-early September). Position is in the upper peninsula of Michigan and consists of handling and care for dogs on a long term predation study. The dogs will be locating prey remains at carnivore kill sites. This position requires hiking in rough terrain with very dense, often wet, vegetation while dealing with swarms of mosquitoes and black flies.
This position ends around the first week in September.
Dog handling is a very rewarding, but very physically and mentally demanding job which requires the following:
•Hiking and working in adverse conditions including wet weather, extremely dense vegetation, bogs, and mosquito and black fly swarms that require head nets and patience of steel.
•Early morning hours. During the longest days of the year, we start our days at 3:30 AM. If you are not a morning person, please do not apply for this job.
•Working in all weather conditions. If you prefer curling up on the couch with a good book on a rainy day versus stomping around in the woods getting soaked to the bone, this job isn’t for you.
•Preference will be given to applicants with multiple years’ experience; those who have worked out of a backcountry camp; and those with experience with working dogs.
•Experience performing field work and navigating using a GPS in arduous conditions
•Applicants should be in excellent physical condition with the ability to work long hours in hot, cold, and/or wet field conditions without complaint. Applicants should also have experience working with others while maintaining a positive, friendly, and professional attitude. Applicants should have an interest in large mammals and carnivores.
•At least two years of college (bachelor’s degree preferred) including courses in natural sciences.
•Experience driving 4WD vehicles and towing trailers.
•Clean driving record and completion of a two week handler course starting 5/29/2017.
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