Wyoming Cattle-Prairie Dogs-Ranchers Field Technician-Colorado

Agency
University of Wyoming
Location
Flexible - Sometime north of Douglas, WY but could locate in Laramie, WY or Fort Collins, CO
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$16.25 per hour plus F&A at a standard rate with additional funding to support travel.
Start Date
05/15/2018
Last Date to Apply
08/31/2018
Description
We are seeking one social science field technician with an interest in human dimensions of natural resources, participatory research, environmental sciences, and/or rangeland ecology and management. This project is part of a collaborative effort to interact with ranchers and other stakeholders through formal and informal meetings, conduct collaborative research about livestock production relative to prairie dog populations, and learn about the broader impacts of participatory research. Partners include the University of Wyoming, Colorado State University, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Thunder Basin Grasslands Prairie Ecosystem Association, and ranchers. The project is funded by a federal grant that directs research on critical issues in agriculture. The technician will work with an interdisciplinary team and a variety of stakeholders. The technician will conduct field-based qualitative social science research that may include taking semi-structured interviews and in-depth field notes, transcribing and coding interviews, managing qualitative data, coordinating meetings, mapping pastures and prairie dogs, assisting with livestock handling, preparing reports, and other duties as assigned. This project will require work in remote areas and the use of GPS navigation. Housing may be provided. Pay rate is at an hourly rate of $16.25 per hour plus F&A at a standard rate with additional funding to support travel. Work period could begin as early as June and go through August or even later into the fall. To Apply: Please send a resume and letter of interest (no longer than 1 page) to jscasta@uwyo.edu. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2018.
Qualifications
Experience working with ranchers Mapping Working with cattle Social science including interviews, transcribing, coding
Contact Person
Dr. J.D. Scasta
Contact Phone
307-766-2337
Contact eMail
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