Eastern Montana Field Technician- Beaver, Bats, and Bugs

University of Montana
Eastern Montana (Zortman and Glasgow, MT)
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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One field technician needed to assist on a University of Montana/USGS project monitoring bat communities and prey abundance as well as capturing and tagging beaver in the prairies of eastern MT (Zortman and Glasgow areas). Technician may also assist with computer-based analysis of bat calls. Work will consist of 8 days of fieldwork (followed by 5 days of break) from May 17th 2023 through mid-August 2023. Successful candidate will be responsible for their own field gear (i.e. backpack, water bottle, compass) and food. Work gear, transportation, and housing will be provided. Pay commensurate with experience. Please contact Colleen Piper (colleen.piper@umontana.edu) to apply. Include a resume/CV and at least one professional reference with your email to be considered.
Necessary qualifications: • Working towards or completed at least a Bachelors degree in wildlife biology, environmental sciences, natural resources, ecology, or other related field • Ability to spend long days wading through mud or dense vegetation • Ability to carry heavy field equipment long distances in extreme heat • Flexibility in scheduling work due to weather conditions or animal activity • Good attention to detail in data recording and checking • Willingness to endure severe weather with a good attitude • Willingness to camp in remote areas for extended periods • Comfort with assisting minor surgical procedure to attach GPS trackers to live beaver tails Preferred qualifications: • Experience handling or tagging wild mammalian species • Experience using acoustic monitors or camera traps • Experience using GPS units to mark locations
Contact Person
Colleen Piper
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