The University of Montana, in collaboration with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, is seeking field technicians to work as part of a team studying mule deer habitat from early June through late August 2018. Technicians will conduct vegetation and habitat studies at remote vegetation plots for monitoring nutrition and phenology of forage plants important to mule deer. Technicians will also collect scat samples, enter data, and perform other duties as assigned.
Successful applicants should be nice, have a proven ability to work as part of an integrated team, outdoor experience, a strong work ethic, and an interest in the plants and natural history of NW Montana. Preference will be given to those with vegetation identification skills, or a strong desire to learn. Applicants must be able to cope with varied field conditions including cold, heat, and wind and hiking long distances while carrying up to 35 lbs. In addition, technicians must be independent, responsible, possess attention to detail, and be able to travel extensively on poor roads in isolated areas. Applicants should possess or be working toward degrees related to natural sciences, botany, or wildlife.
Applicants should send an email to Teagan Hayes (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Collin Peterson (email@example.com) using the subject line: “Mule deer technician application.” Please attach a single PDF or Word document that includes all three of the following: a short cover letter (500 words max) outlining your qualifications for the project, a resume/CV, and contact information for three references.