The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has an avian wildlife technician position available at Springville, Utah. This appointment will last from approximately March 1 through June 30, 2022, with the possibility of extension through August. Compensation - $12.13/hr (no benefits). Housing is not provided.
Duties include traveling to and locating survey sites throughout west-central Utah, conducting pinyon jay occupancy surveys and nesting colony searches, conducting point count surveys, making basic vegetation & habitat assessments, and data entry and quality control.
These positions require extensive time driving, hiking, and overnight camping (often primitive) in remote settings and varying weather conditions, while working independently. Ability to handle a 4wd truck and navigate using maps (including paper) and GPS is necessary. Field equipment needed to accomplish required tasks will be provided.
Applicants should possess relevant education/experience in wildlife biology or a closely related field. Attention to detail and following protocols is also required. Experience identifying birds by sight and sound, especially Great Basin species, is preferred.
To apply –
Please email a single pdf with a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position, your dates of availability, and your experience with remote and isolated work, along with a resume and 3 references to Terri Pope, tpope [at] utah.gov. Applications will be reviewed as received.