Research out of the University of Wyoming is being conducted in eastern Wyoming on the movement of swift fox (Vulpes velox) into an unconventional habitat. We are seeking 1 technician to assist with data collection at field sites located outside of Laramie and Lander, WY. Field work will include but is not limited to: deploying servicing and maintaining game cameras, vegetation surveys, scat collection, den monitoring, using telemetry to locate collared fox, trapping and collaring swift fox including blood and tissue sampling. The candidate must be able to accurately and completely fill out data sheets and maintain accurate records while in the field.
Work schedules will include long days, late nights and early mornings, with possible weekend work. Field work may be conducted in inclement conditions such as exposure to direct sun, heat, extreme wind, snow, rain, and insects such as fleas and ticks. The technician will be responsible for finding housing in Laramie, WY for the duration of the position.
Start: July 18th
End: October 28th with possibility of extension based on funding and performance
Please email a cover letter describing your interest in the position, resume with your qualifications, and contact information (email address and phone number) for three professional references. Attach this as ONE PDF to the following contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Swift Fox Technician” in the subject line of the email. Closing date for applications is June 24th, 2022 5pm MST.
~ B.S. or working towards a degree in wildlife management, ecology or related field
~ Ability to maintain a positive attitude during long uncomfortable work days
~ Ability to communicate effectively with team members and supervisors
~ Ability to accurately collect, record, and maintain scientific data
~ Must be able to work independently
~ Desire to learn new skills
~ Must be willing to work long hours for multiple days at a time
~ Must possess a valid drivers license
~ Ability to work in all weather conditions (extreme heat and cold, snow, rain, and wind)
~ Experience driving a 4x4 vehicle
~ Experience trapping and collaring mammals
~ Up to date Rabies vaccination
~ First aid skills