Research Technician (1 position): Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Northwest Colorado (Craig)
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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A Columbian sharp-tailed grouse research project is continuing to evaluate the population and demographic response of Columbian sharp-tailed grouse to habitat improvements in Routt and Moffat Counties, Colorado. Major job responsibilities will include; capture and mark day-old chicks and 20-day-old juveniles; track grouse movements using VHF radio telemetry; work in highly variable and harsh climatic conditions; sample vegetation at study area sites; daily use of 4-WD ATV’s and pickups.
B.S. Preferred (Natural Resources), although qualified applicants nearing completion of their degree will be considered. Applicants must provide a letter of interest, copy of transcript(s), and resume (with at least 3 references with contact information) via email by close of business, 29 March 2017 to Dr. Anthony D. Apa. See email and phone number.

All applicants must have some or all of the following skills: Excellent communicative skills (oral and written);Computer skills; Radio telemetry and GPS skills; Ability to work in extreme weather conditions and hike several miles; Operate a 4-WD pickup with a trailer and 4-WD ATV; Grouse trapping skills (adults, chicks and juveniles); Juvenile bird radio telemetry attachment skills; Awareness and respect for private land; Experience or knowledge of sagebrush-grass community vegetation taxonomy; Ability to work and live with a diverse groups and a variety of individuals. Special consideration will be given to applicants applying with the following skills: Ability to make independent decisions without daily supervision; Excellent communication skills with local landowners; Basic First Aide and CPR training and certification; Excellent physical condition because of the rugged nature of the study area; Excellent outdoor survival skills due to the remote nature of the study area; Experience or knowledge of sagebrush-grass community vegetation taxonomy.
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Dr. Anthony D. Apa
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