3 short-term Wildlife Biologists needed March 1 through May 15, 2019 to assist with greater-sage grouse trapping and lek surveys in Wyoming and Montana.
HWA Wildlife Consulting, LLC (HWA) is a natural resource (wildlife and plant) consulting firm based in Laramie, Wyoming that specializes in wildlife monitoring, regulatory compliance, impact assessment, and wildlife research. We are looking for motivated wildlife biologists to join our team to assist with wildlife survey, monitoring, and research projects primarily in and around energy development sites throughout Wyoming and Montana. Duties may include trapping and tagging greater sage-grouse and early morning sage-grouse lek attendance counts. Positions start March 1 and end mid-May. Housing and transportation in the field are provided. Exact starting and ending dates are somewhat negotiable.
B.S. degree in Wildlife, Natural Resources, Ecology, or related field.
Experience trapping greater sage-grouse with spot-lighting and hoop nets. Other night trapping experience may be acceptable—please note what species and trapping technique in your cover letter.
Must have valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
Drug screening required (pre-employment and random testing).
The ideal applicant must have a strong background and experience with greater sage-grouse and have a demonstrated ability to work effectively with a variety of people from industry, state and federal agencies, private landowners, the general public and co-workers. They also must have a keen sense of observation, careful field data collection skills, strong navigational skills, and be proficient using computers, GPS units, and other electronic devices. He/she will be highly motivated, responsible, self-reliant, get along well with others, and enjoy working in challenging field settings. He/she must have the ability to travel and perform field work over extended time periods and have a willingness to work a highly variable and unpredictable schedule. Work will typically occur 6-7 days per week and involve long days, often hiking long distances, and irregular hours. Field conditions include high elevations, rugged terrain, and highly variable weather conditions. Above all, we are looking for applicants with a good sense of humor and strong work ethic who are dedicated to accomplishing tasks as part of a team.
Other important qualifications include experience with 4-wheel drive vehicles and ATVs. Applicants should be physically capable of extensive field work, and should exhibit professionalism in landowner and agency interactions as representatives of HWA. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three references to the email address listed below.