Monitor status of radio-marked animals with radio-telemetry to determine locations, mortality,
movements, cause of death, habitat use etc. Monitoring may occur several times per day and
requires using a compass, GPS units, and telemetry receivers to obtain bearings from multiple
locations for triangulation to result in an accurate location. Monitoring may include flying in a fixedwing plane and/or helicopter, using an ATV or snowmobile. Establish and prepare bait sites and capture equipment. Conduct trend surveys to determine population density estimates (working in cooperation with district wildlife biologists). Record data in the field and in computer files. Assist with capture of black-tailed deer (and other wildlife species as required). Capture may require flying in fixed-wing plane and/or helicopter. Assist with radio-marking live animals. Assess physical condition of captured animals. Assist with collection, recording, and summary/tabulation of data. Collect samples (including blood, hair, scat and tissue) for testing purposes. Document cause of mortality of radio-marked animals through field necropsy. Assist other research projects when requested by supervisor. Provide general maintenance to all research field equipment. Repair equipment as needed. For more information, see recruiting job posting at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/hr/
Minimum qualifications are not established for this classification; however applicants with related experience capturing, handling and marking large animals, using radio telemetry, experience and certification using immobilization chemicals, using computer software for collecting and summarizing field research data and who possess or are in pursuit of Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries or Wildlife Science or a related degree in biological/ecological sciences.
You must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will check driving records for in-state finalists. Out-of-state finalists will be required to present a current driving record for review.
Within three-days of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. ODFW participates in EVerify. ODFW is not able to support VISA sponsorships.
This position requires an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety Education Card for on the job use of quads and three-wheeled ATVs (Class 1 ATVs) obtained through the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, accessible at the following website: www.rideatvoregon.org/. On your application, be sure to indicate in the Certificates & Licenses section if you have a card. If the selected applicant does not possess this certification, s/he must obtain it within six months of hire as a condition of continued employment.
This position requires occasional use of a firearm to deliver immobilization drugs and projecting nets for wildlife capture, euthanizing injured or sick wildlife, killing or hazing nuisance animals and birds collecting animals for research or other studies, and protection from dangerous animals in close quarters. The successful candidate will be subject to an initial criminal history background check with fingerprinting to verify s/he may legally possess a firearm before using a firearm, and will be subject to annual criminal history checks thereafter. Continued employment is contingent upon passing the criminal history background check.
This position has been designated as sensitive in that the incumbent in this position has access to confidential/fiscal-related information. The successful candidate will be subject to an initial criminal history background check with fingerprinting and will be subject to annual criminal history checks thereafter. Continued employment is contingent upon passing the criminal history background check.
Contact: Visit www.dfw.state.or.us/hr or call (541) 440-3353 for more information.