Field Technician (2 positions) & Internship (1 position)-Colorado

Agency
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Location
Moffat County, Colorado (near Craig)
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$14.86/hour (General Technician) $11.00/hour (Intern). Housing is provided.
Start Date
03/01/2018
Last Date to Apply
12/01/2017
Description
A greater sage-grouse research project is being initiated to evaluate the population and demographic response of greater sage-grouse to the expansion of a surface coal mine Moffat County, Colorado. The major job responsibilities will include; capture and radio-marking of male and female greater sage-grouse with GPS PTT and VHF rump-mount and necklace transmitters, track grouse movements using VHF radio telemetry and stationary datalogger receivers; work in highly variable and harsh climatic conditions; daily use of 4-WD ATV’s and pickups. The closest communities are Lay and Craig, Colorado. Moffat County is located in north western Colorado. These communities and the surrounding area are characteristic of the rural western U.S. A portion of the study areas is privately owned land. The landscape is typical of the sagebrush-grass and mountain shrub communities. Elevations range from 7,000 – 8,000 ft. Two (2) General Technician Positions (1 March – late September 2018) ($14.86/hour) One (1) Intern Position (mid-May – mid-August 2018) ($11.00/hour) Housing is provided at field station.
Qualifications
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.  Sage-grouse transmitter attachment skills.  Awareness and respect for private land.  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:  4-WD pickup and 4-WD ATV operation and maintenance 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 Applicants must provide a letter of interest with job preference (Technician or Intern), copy of transcript(s), and resume (with at least 3 references with contact information) via email or ground mail by close of business, 1 December 2018 to: Dr. Anthony D. Apa Avian Research Biologist Colorado Parks and Wildlife 711 Independent Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Office Phone: 970.640.1671 or 970.255.6196 Email tony.apa@state.co.us
Contact Person
Anthony D. Apa
Contact Phone
970.255.6196
Contact eMail
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