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Greater Sage-Grouse Technicians (2) – Oregon
Oregon State University
Baker City, OR (1); Jordan Valley, OR (1)
Last Date to Apply
Position duration 3/22/21 – 8/15/21
Technicians will track VHF-tagged greater sage-grouse in five study areas located throughout eastern Oregon. They will also conduct auditory and visual point counts for raptors, corvids, and sagebrush-obligate songbirds at sage-grouse use locations. Vegetation surveys at sage-grouse use locations will also be conducted at the end of the season. This data collection is in support of two PhD projects and long-term research in conjunction with state and federal agencies.
Study areas are in extremely remote areas of eastern Oregon largely without cell service. Driving 4WD and OHV vehicles is required. Technicians can expect to hike 3-10 miles/day with 20+lbs of equipment. Weather conditions range from snow/freezing conditions in early spring to 100F+ temperatures by late summer. Technicians will primarily conduct field work by themselves, therefore qualified candidates will be self-motivated, capable of working with little supervision, and have excellent navigation skills.
Housing is provided in the form of partner agency housing and/or project camp trailers. Some camping will be required to complete data collection.
This project operated under strict COVID-19 conditions during the 2020 season. All technicians will have their own housing (room/bathroom/kitchen) and work vehicle. PPE will be provided (hand sanitizer, masks, and gloves).
High School Diploma or equivalent
Valid Driver’s License
Satisfactory Criminal History Check
Completed or in progress Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology, Natural Resources, Zoology, or related field.
Radio telemetry tracking experience
Identification of western birds by sight and sound
Identification of high desert plants
Self-motivated and independent
Capable of navigating in remote landscapes (GPS, Avenza, good old-fashioned paper maps)
Please submit a cover letter, CV or Resume, and contact information for three references in a single pdf document. Subject line of email should read: “Last Name – Greater Sage-Grouse Technician”