Research Technicians Greater Sage-grouse Translocations
Research Technicians (4) - Greater Sage-grouse Translocations
The Rangeland-Wildlife Extension Lab at Utah State University is seeking wildlife technicians to assist a research project involving surveying, capturing, marking, and monitoring dusky-grouse movements and vital rates. The position will begin in early April and will end early to mid-August. The field work will take place in and around Ely Nevada. Preference will be given to individuals living in White Pine County. Primary tasks will include: conducting breeding male surveys, tracking radio-collared birds, trapping and radio-marking female individual dusky grouse. Work will take place in remote conditions with potential for adverse weather conditions. Hiking long distances and carrying weight on one’s back will likely occur. Use of 4WD trucks and ATV/UTV is expected. Housing is not provided at the field site.
· Must be working on or have or be working towards BS in wildlife, range, or closely related field.
· Must be in good physical health and be able to work long hours in adverse environmental conditions.
· Ability to hike safely over steep, rocky, remote terrain is required.
· Preference will be given to applicants with previous experience with working on grouse, radio-telemetry.
· Must be able to work safely with ATV’s and 4WD vehicles.
· A valid state driver’s license with a clean driving record is required.
· Applicant must be willing to have a positive attitude while working odd, long, and variable hours. Schedule will be variable with some early mornings required weekly through mid May
To apply: email a cover letter and resume (as one PDF document) to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “USU Dusky Technician – [surname]” in the email subject line, e.g. “USU Translocation Technician – Smith.”
Also please include date you are available to start