Wildlife Research Technician – Black Bear-Idaho

University of Idaho
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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The University of Idaho is hiring 4 technicians to aid in a graduate project studying black bear in Idaho with a start date of approximately mid-May and ending in late August. This is the first year of a three-year study attempting to develop new methods for estimating black bear recruitment and density in the state. Technicians will deploy cameras, conduct vegetative sampling, and aid in live captures of bears to affix satellite collars. Crews will tent camp while in study areas in several parts of the state and work schedules of 10 days on and 4 days off, biweekly. Housing will not be provided on off days, although possible housing may become available later in the season. Salary for the technicians is $10.50/hour. Application materials are due by 5:00 pm (PST) on February 20, 2019.
Valid driver's license, get along well with others in a field setting, with or without reasonable accommodations, hike 8-12 miles per day for up to 10 days in a row, interact professionally with the public, camp for extended periods of time, experience navigating using a GPS and map in remote settings, experience with 4x4 trucks and driving in rugged conditions, ability to follow a rigid protocol and record detailed data in a field setting, and experience entering data into excel spreadsheets or access databases. Live wildlife capture experience is recommended, but not required. Experience identifying plants (primarily berries) or the ability to identify them using a key is also recommended. Undergraduate degree in a natural resource field is preferred. If interested, send a resume/CV and cover letter with contact information for 3 references as one attachment to Matt Nelson (jmatthewnelson49@gmail.com). Excellent cover letters clearly demonstrate how you meet each of the qualifications required for the position.
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