Seasonal Wildlife Biology Technician (San Luis Valley, Southern Colorado)

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Monte Vista, CO (San Luis Valley)
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$19+/hour (depending on experience), approximately 40 hours/week.
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
March 31, 2023
The technician will assist the terrestrial wildlife biologist with various projects throughout the season. The projects will include but are not limited to, Shorebird surveys, Gunnison sage grouse surveys, raptor nest monitoring, Southwestern willow flycatcher surveys, Yellow-billed cuckoo surveys, prairie dog vaccination baiting, bat acoustics monitoring, high elevation pika and ptarmigan surveys, lynx trail-camera deployment and retrieval, lynx camera photo analysis, summer pronghorn inventory, bighorn sheep surveys, possibly assist with field sample collections to send to the wildlife health lab (avian influenza, bighorn respiratory issues), and deer herd management planning. During the season, the technician will have the opportunity to learn field data collection and data management techniques. The technician will be responsible for collecting and maintaining field data. Extensive traveling may be expected (most of which will occur within the San Luis Valley). NOTE: housing is unfortunately not provided.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least an undergraduate degree in the natural resources field and a valid driver’s license. The candidate must be physically fit and able to withstand adverse weather conditions; many field activities may require hiking more than five miles per day over rugged terrain carrying a field pack with the necessary equipment. Overnight camping at high elevations may be required. It is preferable for candidates to possess a US Fish and Wildlife Services Southwestern willow flycatcher and a Yellow-billed cuckoo survey-training certificate. The candidate must be highly motivated, responsible, and enthusiastic, communicate effectively with co-workers and the public, have basic computer and data entry skills, and have the capability of working independently or in a group. It is also desirable that the successful candidate is able to fly in a fixed-wing aircraft and/or helicopter. HOW TO APPLY: Email a cover letter (highlighting your experience with the skills described above), resume, and contact information for three references to Brent Frankland at Please type “Wildlife Biologist Technician Application – Last Name” in the email’s subject line.
Contact Person
Brent Frankland
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