Wildlife/Fisher Field Technician: Three Rivers, CA

Agency
Great Basin Institute
Location
Three Rivers, CA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$16.00/hour
Last Date to Apply
11/21/2022
Website
https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin/careers.aspx?rf=TAM&req=2022-RAP-137
Description
The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the National Park Service, is recruiting a Wildlife/Fisher Field Technician to support conservation, management and restoration of natural resources/ecosystems in and around Sequoia-Kings Canyon NP (SEKI) to help promote stewardship of public lands during a period of landscape change. The Wildlife/Fisher Field Technician will use survey and monitoring methods to learn more about occurrence and habitat use by fishers and other wildlife in a landscape altered by tree mortality and fire to better inform fuel and forest management as well as fisher/wildlife conservation in this region. Contract Timeline: • December 2022 – June 2023 (24 weeks, possible extension dependent on funding) • Full time (40 hours per week); some overtime, paid at 1.5 times regular wage, may be required Location: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Three Rivers, CA Compensation and Benefits: • Wage: $16.00 per hour • Health insurance coverage provided at no cost to you • Paid personal leave and holidays • Housing: Shared NPS housing is expected to be available for those that do not have local housing; rent will be paid by individual crew members and residents must adhere to housing guidelines. Housing is expected to be in Ash Mountain, possibly Grant Grove or Lodgepole.
Qualifications
*B.S. in biology, wildlife ecology, natural resource management, or related discipline; *Ability to collaborate and communicate positively with others and work as a team; *Ability to navigate in the field; prefer experience with mapping programs (ArcGIS, etc.); *Willingness and ability to work/hike in steep terrain on and off-trail and carry moderate to heavy backpack and traps (wire cage trap with attached wooden cubby); *Experience setting and checking remote cameras; *Experience with safely setting and monitoring traps for mammals in particular; fisher and/or marten trapping and handling preferred; experience catching/handling other wildlife is relevant; *Experience using telemetry to locate animals (including triangulation, homing, location of rest/den sites, downloading GPS data from collars), especially in mountainous terrain; *Experience conducting surveys for California spotted owls (or other owl species) preferred; *Experience with other wildlife techniques beneficial – including setting and monitoring bat detectors, Acoustic Monitoring Units for birds, etc. *Experience collecting and managing field data and organizing field samples; *Familiarity with Sierra Nevada fauna and flora, and experience identifying Sierra trees/shrubs; *Familiarity with the mission, goals and operations of the National Park Service and with SEKI Resource Management & Science, preferred; *Required: possess valid driver’s license; experience operating 4-wheel drive vehicles safely on dirt roads or in snow preferred; *Willingness and ability to consistently enact high performance standards and a strong work and team ethic in support of the mission of GBI and the goals and objectives of the NPS; *Required: Current covid vaccine(due to animal handling; no exceptions); *Preferred: current rabies vaccine (or at least willingness to be vaccinated for rabies).
Contact Person
Lynn Zimmerman
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