Seasonal Technicians for West-Wide Wolf-Grizzly Bear-Livestock Conflict Study

Utah State University
Washington, Oregon, California, Montana, New Mexico, and Arizona
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Location: Washington, Oregon, California, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana Job Category: Temporary/Seasonal Positions Salary: $12.00/hour Last Date to Apply: April 15th 2023 Description: The conservation on working lands CIG group (CoW-CIG), which consists of people from Utah, Colorado, and Montana State Universities, Western Landowners Alliance, Heart of the Rockies Initiative, Wildlife Services, and Defenders of Wildlife, is hiring two part-time field technicians for the 2023 field season. Technicians will help with research evaluating the effectiveness of nonlethal tools across seven western states at reducing conflicts between livestock and wolves/grizzly bears. They will be supervised by a Ph.D student at Utah State University but expected to communicate and maintain relationships with all of the collaborators, state agency employees, ranchers, range riders, and more. Applicants should have strong field and communication skills, and an interest in livestock-predator conflict research and management both at the ranch and agency scales. Technicians will help manage field cameras, code data and assist with biological sampling. Training for this position will start in April or May of 2023, (priority to those who can travel as soon as April) and the field season will run through October/November 2023. Applicants with animal husbandry/livestock operations experience and from underrepresented groups in STEM are strongly encouraged to apply. Position pays $12/hour. Limited housing will be available if needed in Logan, Utah, but technicians will ideally be location-based and able to live somewhat flexibly (please let us know in your application if you will need housing).
Required Qualifications: - Must be 21 years old by April 1st 2023 and able to complete an online defensive driving course - Ability to be flexible because ranching schedules change abruptly! Part-time technicians must have flexible schedules because this position requires flexible hours and workdays, potentially including weekends and evening. - Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record - Strong organization and communication skills - Ability to pass a background check to access federal vehicles - Strong field skills including backpacking with heavy loads for long hours, driving four-wheel drive vehicles (e.g., trucks and ATVs) on unmaintained roads, and camping in bear country. - Ability to lift 50 pounds Desired Qualifications: - Bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or experience with animal husbandry/livestock operations - Ability to work independently - Must be enthusiastic, friendly, and willing to communicate regularly with livestock owners and range riders - Experience with game camera management and data research - Ability to be flexible and professional in all situations Please provide a resume/CV and contact information for two professional references in one pdf to Rae Nickerson . PLEASE title your email “CoW-CIG Technician”, to ensure we see your application. Contact Person: Rae Nickerson Contact email:
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