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Small Mammal Field Technician – Owyhee Mountains, Idaho
University of Idaho
Owyhee Mountains, Idaho
Last Date to Apply
Small mammal research technicians (2) needed for a capture-recapture study of sagebrush steppe species in southwest Idaho. Duties will include setting up trapping grids, handling and PIT tagging small mammals, data management, and vegetation sampling. Technicians will work in the remote and rugged Owyhee Mountains so multi-day camping and off-road driving will be necessary. Short hikes carrying 40+ pounds of equipment will also be required. Housing will be provided for off days.
We are looking to fill both a lead technician and an entry level position.
Lead technician – Extensive small mammal handling and identification experience, and previous experience PIT tagging small mammals. Must have the ability to: Work independently in a remote setting with multi-day camping required, work as part of team in a leadership role, accurately record and manage data using basic data entry software, drive a 4x4 truck in extremely rugged settings (including frequent flat tire repair), use a GPS unit and compass, and coordinate with the project leader on a regular basis.
Pay: $12.50 per hour for a 40 hour work week. Housing and transportation within the field site provided.
Dates: ~ May 23 - September 1
Entry level technician – Experience working in a field setting required with small mammal handling experience preferred. Must have the ability to: Work in a remote and rugged setting with multi-day camping required, use GPS units and a compass, accurately record and manage data using basic data entry software, work both independently and as part of a team, and drive a 4x4 truck. Must also have a desire to safely handle and PIT tag small mammal species.
Pay: $10 per hour for a 40 hour work week. Housing and transportation within the field site provided.
Dates: ~ June 1st - August 15th
Application instructions: Please send a one page cover letter, a resume, and names and contact info for three references to Aaron Young (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Successful applicants must be able to complete the driving approval process and a background check is required.
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