Small Mammal Technician (Arizona)

Agency
Northern Arizona University, School of Forestry
Location
Flagstaff and northern Arizona
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$14-$16 DOE
Start Date
08/08/2022
Last Date to Apply
07/29/2022
Website
https://nau.edu/forestry/
Description
Research technicians (up to 6) needed for a project studying the endangered New Mexico meadow jumping mouse in riparian areas located within National Forests in the mountains of Arizona. Successful applicants will work as part of a team to determine success of translocation for the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse. We will trap small mammals with Sherman traps, radio track, and measure environmental variables. The research takes place in remote areas and technicians will be camping while in the field for approximately 6-9 days at a time. While camping and in the field (most of the time), technicians will be provided per diem to cover food expenses and are reimbursed for use of a personal 4WD vehicle while working. Office duties may include data entry, maintenance of sampling gear, and travel preparations. The field season is expected to run from August into October. Deadline to apply: July 29th or until filled To apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (applications formatted as a single PDF document) to the 2 contacts below. Matthew Voorhees E-mail: mv777@nau.edu Phone: 765-586-7871 AND Carol Chambers E-mail: Carol.Chambers@nau.edu
Qualifications
To be considered for these positions, you MUST have extensive camping experience, preferably at high elevations (>7000 feet), be able to navigate across difficult trail-less terrain, be comfortable conducting telemetry throughout the night, be comfortable working and camping in remote areas, be able to spend several hours in waders walking through fast-moving streams, be comfortable and safe driving 4WD vehicles, and have a passion for conducting field research. Applicants should be motivated, have the ability to work well with others or independently (at night while radio tracking), be able to hike with heavy equipment in rough terrain, and maintain a positive attitude under adverse weather conditions. The ideal candidate will have trapping and handling experience with small mammals, radio telemetry experience, familiarity with fauna and flora of the southwest region, and the ability to navigate to sampling locations using a map, compass, or GPS unit.
Contact Person
Matthew Voorhees
Contact Phone
765-586-7871
Contact eMail
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