Grouse Technicians-Montana

Montana State University
Eastern Montana
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
1,600-1,800 per month plus housing
Last Date to Apply
Three field technicians are needed to aid in a demographic study of sharp-tailed grouse in eastern Montana from March/April through mid-August. One technician will start March 15 and two will start April 1. Responsibilities will include capturing and handling live birds, radio-telemetry, monitoring nests and broods, habitat surveys, and data entry. Work hours will be irregular, including both early mornings and weekends and technicians will be expected to work potentially long hours in the field. Applicants must be comfortable working alone in the field and living in semi-remote conditions.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in wildlife science, natural resources, or a related field. Applicants should have demonstrated field experience in wildlife ecology and an interest in avian research. Preference will be given to applicants with any capture, banding and/or telemetry experience. Applicants must be motivated and have experience working independently with minimal supervision. Experience conducting field research, reading maps, and using specialized field equipment for wildlife research (e.g., GPS), as well as ATV safety certification and experience working in agricultural landscapes are preferred. Applicants must be willing to work long hours in the field in all weather conditions and comfortable working both independently and as part of a team. Applicants should also be comfortable living and working in close field quarters. To apply, send a cover letter and CV/resume with contact information for three references as a single pdf file to Megan Milligan (email: Please include your name in the file name of the attachment and the position in the subject line of the email. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Contact Person
Megan Milligan
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