Greater Sage-Grouse Technician: Owyhee County, Idaho

University of Idaho
Owyhee County, Idaho
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$12.00/hr plus housing
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I am seeking to hire two seasonal technicians to aid in a greater sage-grouse research project from February 15, 2018 to August 15, 2018 (start and end dates are flexible). The focus of the research is evaluating the effects of conifer encroachment in sagebrush habitat on sage-grouse demographics, body condition, and stress levels. The study site is in Owyhee County, Idaho. Primary job duties will be capturing sage-grouse via spotlighting and netting, radio-marking sage-grouse, tracking sage-grouse via radio-telemetry, conducting raptor surveys, nest searching, monitoring broods, and conducting habitat surveys. Other duties will include but not limited to collecting fecal samples, installing video cameras at nests, and working with private landowners. Applicants should be prepared to work day and nights, working long hours in the field, and in variable weather conditions. Furthermore, applicants should be comfortable working independently and as part of a team.
Minimum Qualifications • Applicants should be able to pass a background check and have a valid driver’s license • Experience capturing and handling birds • Experience tracking wildlife with radio-telemetry equipment • Experience conducting habitat surveys • Ability to work long hours in temperatures ranging from 0°F-100°F • Ability to work overnight hours • Ability to work a rotating shift schedule (day and overnight shifts within the same week) • Ability to be professional and courteous when interacting with landowners and state and federal biologists • Ability to keep a positive attitude and enthusiasm while working long hours and in constant contact with coworkers • Ability to work independently and as part of a team • Experience following data collection protocols Preferred Qualifications • Previous experience capturing and handling upland gamebird species • Experience using radio-telemetry equipment to find nests • Experience monitoring broods • Experience identifying raptors by sight and sound • Experience working in sagebrush-steppe habitat • Experience driving four-wheel drive vehicles, ATVs, and snowmobiles Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to by December 2, 2017. If applicants have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email. The University of Idaho is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is the policy of the regents that equal opportunity be afforded in education and employment to qualified persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran. It is also the policy of the University of Idaho to not discriminate based on sexual orientation.
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Jordan Rabon
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