Lynx in Beetle-Impacted Forests: Colorado

Agency
Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Montana State University
Location
Creede, CO
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
Approximate GS-5 (~$15/hr)
Start Date
06/12/2017
Last Date to Apply
04/28/2017
Description
We are seeking seasonal field technicians to study how lynx and snowshoe hares respond spruce-beetle outbreaks in Colorado. Technicians will quantify forest characteristics in spruce-beetle impacted forests within lynx home ranges. Technicians will work very independently in 2-person crews or at times alone. Technicians will stay in Forest Service bunkhouses when possible. However, extensive camping throughout the summer may be required including backpacking and camping from vehicles. This position is an excellent opportunity to experience the San Juan Mountains of Southwestern Colorado, while gaining experience in sampling forest vegetation.
Qualifications
Applicants must be in good physical condition and graduated from or enrolled in a wildlife/natural resource university program. Applicants must be able to hike up to 5 miles per day in rugged, mountainous terrain at high altitudes (9,000-12,000 feet). Applicants must possess a valid driver's license, have demonstrated experience in conducting biological surveys/field sampling/and plant or wildlife inventory; must have backcountry (GPS/compass) navigation skills. Ideally, applicants can identify common shrubs and trees in the Rocky Mountains. Experience operating 4x4 vehicles is preferred. Applicants must be able to work in close quarters with other technicians under field conditions.

Applicants can apply by sending a resume that includes 3 references to Jake.Ivan@state.co.us by 28 April. Please type “Lynx habitat sampling _ Colorado” in the subject line.
Contact Person
Jake Ivan
Contact Phone
9704724310
Contact eMail
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