Winter Sage-grouse Technician – Wyoming

Agency
Utah State University
Location
Pinedale, WY
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$12/hour
Start Date
11/01/2017
Last Date to Apply
10/13/2017
Description
We are seeking field technicians to assist with winter research on Greater Sage-grouse geophagy in western Wyoming. The research will be exploring sage-grouse mineral preference at geophagy sites as well as fecal and food source nutrient analyses. The field research will be conducted from November through February under the supervision of a graduate student. The technicians should be comfortable working outdoors in winter and be able to work independently and with others. Work hours may be long and irregular, including night work early in the season. The technicians must be able to drive four wheel drive trucks, ATVs, and UTVs. A work truck and housing will be provided and it will be expected that technicians help keep these environments clean and organized. Primary job duties include trapping, banding, and applying radio collars/GPS backpacks to sage-grouse; radio telemetry to locate grouse and investigate mortalities; establishment and maintenance of trail cameras and mineral supplements; collection of sage-grouse fecal pellets and sagebrush leaves and branches; data entry.
Qualifications
Required: Valid driver’s license; ability to navigate using maps and GPS; ability to drive four-wheel drive trucks, ATVs, and UTVs; ability to work in the cold and snow; wildlife handling experience. Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology or related field, VHF telemetry experience, experience operating trail cameras. To apply send your letter of interest and resume to scottfox24@gmail.com with “Grouse Technician” in the subject field.
Contact Person
Scott Fox
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