Mountain Lion Ecology Technician – University of Wyoming

Agency
University of Wyoming
Location
Casper, Wyoming
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
Approximately $1500/month, but DOE
Start Date
07/05/2022
Last Date to Apply
07/01/2022
Website
https://sites.google.com/site/josephdholbrook03/
Description
The Mountain lion, Mule Deer, and Chronic Wasting Disease Project is a collaborative project between the University of Wyoming, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, and the US Geological Survey. The aims of this project are to evaluate how CWD positive and negative mule deer interact with mountain lions and asses mountain lion predation on mule deer of different status. We are also assessing scavenging rates of mule deer within our study area. This work is occurring just south of Casper, Wyoming. The primary tasks for this position include navigating to recent mountain lion kills and sampling ungulate prey as well as establishing camera stations. There may be opportunities to aid in mountain lion capture efforts as well. These tasks will require technician to use GPS units, radio telemetry, 4WD vehicles, and maintain accurate database information on a daily basis. Work schedules are irregular and include long days and weekend work. In addition, work days can entail >6 miles of hiking per day in steep terrain. The study area is a mix of mountains and desert, so long days of hiking in difficult terrain will be frequent. Weather conditions throughout the summer can be variable and adverse weather conditions are to be expected. Job Dates: Start: Targeting July 5th, but flexible given short notice End: October 2022, with possibility of extending To Apply Please email a cover letter with your interest in the position, resume with your qualifications, and contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) for three references in ONE PDF FILE to the following contact: justin.clapp@wyo.gov. Please include “Mountain Lion Technician” in the subject line of the email. Contact Justin Clapp, justin.clapp@wyo.gov
Qualifications
Required Qualifications B.S. or working towards finishing a degree in a wildlife-related field Must be able to maintain a positive attitude during long periods of work in the field Desire to learn new skills with humility Effectiveness in working cooperatively with landowners and partners Strong organizational and detail-oriented attitude Must be willing to work 12-16 hour days for multiple days at a time Must be in good physical condition and willing to hike up to 10 miles per day Must be willing to work in desert conditions with ticks and venomous snakes Must possess valid driver’s license Ability to work in all types of weather (rain, snow, wind, extremely hot or cold temperatures) Experience using a handheld GPS and orienteering skills 4WD and ATV operating experience Preferred Qualifications Wilderness first aid skills
Contact Person
Justin Clapp
Contact eMail
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