The Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit is seeking 1-2 full-time, seasonal Wildlife Field Technicians to assist with research focusing on a partially migratory mule deer herd that winters in Wyoming's Red Desert. Technicians will be responsible for conducting vegetation and fecal sample surveys throughout the entire summer. Additional duties may include data management and equipment maintenance.
This work is part of the Red Desert to Hoback Mule Deer Migration Project and will be located in the summer ranges of migratory and resident mule deer (i.e., Hoback Basin and Upper Green River Bend near Pinedale, southern Wind River Range, the Red Desert near Rock Springs). The study areas are mountainous, rugged, and remote. Long days of hiking in difficult terrain will be frequent and a variety of weather conditions are to be expected.
Lodging and travel while in the field will be provided.
Work will begin May 15, 2017 and last until mid/late July 2017. There is potential for further employment extending through August 2017.
To apply, please email a cover letter and CV/resume to Anna Ortega
-Previous wildlife field experience
-Knowledge of mule deer ecology and behavior
-Ability to collect and record detailed data in the field
-Experience hiking off trail in rugged terrain
-Ability to hike 10+ miles per day in difficult terrain and work long hours in ALL types of weather (i.e., cold, rain, wind, snow)
-Ability to work well independently and with others
-Comfortable working in grizzly bear country
-Proficient navigation skills using maps and GPS units
-B.S. or B.A. in an Ecology or Wildlife related field
-Familiarity with western plant identification and vegetation surveys
-Familiarity with animal tracks and sign
-Data management skills
-Wilderness first aid skills