Field Technician for Recreation Ecology Project in the Bridger-Teton National Forest

Jackson, WY
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Housing is provided in Forest Service bunkhouses in Jackson, WY. Housing is communal (sharing a room is likely required). Salary: $20/hour for a total of ~$13,600 during the work period.
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We are hiring a field technician for a recreation ecology project in the Bridger-Teton National Forest of Wyoming for summer field work in 2023. This research aims to discern the impacts of recreation noises on mammal and bird communities. The technician will work closely with the lead researchers on the project to 1) help to set up sampling sites, 2) check and maintain sampling sites throughout the field season, and 3) collect and backup data on a weekly basis. Sampling sites consist of trail cameras, acoustic monitors, and audio playback devices. Setting up and maintaining the sample sites will require driving to various locations throughout the Forest and off-trail hiking anywhere from 0.25 miles to 3 miles depending on the site. A vehicle will be provided. Dates: The position is temporary full-time (40 hours per week), starting in mid to late May and ending mid-September.
The successful applicant should have a valid driver’s license, be comfortable working alone in remote areas in bear country under a range of environmental conditions, and have the physical ability to work long hours and hike to research sites in rough terrain. The successful applicant should also be able to navigate with a GPS and compass. Experience working with trail cameras and/or audio devices is preferred. To Apply: Email the following with the subject line “BT Field Tech” to Katherine Zeller ( and Mark Ditmer ( by February 19th. A 1-2 page cover letter detailing your interest in the position and highlighting relevant experience 2 references with names and contact emails and phone numbers (feel free to include these in your cover letter) A current resume
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Kathy Zeller; Mark Ditmer
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