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    Greater Sage-Grouse Field Technicians: Southwestern Idaho

    • Employer: University of Idaho
      Location: Owyhee County, Idaho
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 01/20/2018
      Open Until Filled: No

    Two field technicians needed from mid-February to mid-August for a study investigating the effect of juniper removal on greater sage-grouse habitat selection and demography. Technicians will capture sage-grouse through spotlighting/netting and monitor using radio telemetry. Other duties will be focused but not limited to: nest monitoring via video cameras, brood monitoring, and habitat sampling. Previous experience with telemetry and habitat sampling in sagebrush steppe environments is highly desirable. Applicants must be comfortable starting out the season working long hours, mostly at night, in near freezing and below freezing temperatures. Work will involve weekends in the beginning of the season and may include sporadic weekend work throughout the rest of the season. Weather in the Owyhee Mountains can be unpredictable at times with snow and freezing temperatures giving way to oppressive heat and pop-up thunderstorms. Technicians will need to be able to work long hours in the field, enjoy remote locations, have a strong work ethic, and work well alone and as part of a team. This project is a partnership with USGS so technicians will be required to attend an orientation and complete additional trainings to meet USGS requirements. Housing will be provided in Oreana ID about an hour from the nearest town with grocery and shopping amenities.

    Salary: $12.02/hr plus housing

    Background Check Statement:
    Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates may be required to pass a criminal background check.

    EEO Statement:
    The University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.



    Preference will be given to individuals who have:
    * Upland game bird handling, banding, and radio-tracking experience, especially those with sage-grouse experience.
    * Vegetation/habitat sampling experience, especially in sagebrush steppe
    * Experience or ability to hike moderate to long distances for extended periods of time
    * ATV and four-wheel drive vehicle experience
    * Ability to work irregular hours (overnights/early mornings)
    * Ability to maintain a strong work ethic and positive attitude during physically demanding field work and while living in remote field settings
    * Ability to live in close quarters with others
    * Valid driver’s license and driving record that allows use of government and state vehicles

    To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact info for three references to: Sarah McIntire (smcintire@uidaho.edu) 

    Contact number for any additional questions or concerns: 267-421-2601

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