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  • Avian Wildlife Technician

    Rory Eggleston
    • Employer: Utah State University
      Location: Grouse Creek, UT
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 03/31/2023
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Job Title: Wildlife Technician
    Requisition: 2023-6114 
    $12.00-$14.00 DOE

    The Rangeland-Wildlife Extension lab in the Wildland Resources Department at Utah State University (USU) is seeking applicants for wildlife technicians to work on a research project in Northwestern Utah and South-Central Idaho on sage-grouse, sagebrush obligate passerines, and pinyon jays. The overarching theme of this project is the response of the above species of concern to sagebrush conservation and management actions.
    Technicians will be advised by two PhD students working on the project. Technicians will have the ability to start working on the project part-time this spring and continue full-time during the summer months.
    Field work will take place in the remote areas of extreme northwestern Utah and south-central Idaho. Housing during the field season will be provided and will likely include bunk-style housing and a mobile travel trailer. Field trucks, UTVs, and ATVs will be provided.


    Duties include but are not limited to: trapping sage-grouse at night and attaching GPS radio transmitters to sage-grouse, sage-grouse brood surveys, vegetation surveys, passerine surveys, pinyon jay surveys, and capturing and attaching GPS transmitters to pinyon jays. Both teamwork and the ability to work independently will be needed. It is essential that applicants can work and live side-by-side with co-workers, as well as work independently and as part of a team.


    For questions relating to the job listing, contact Rory Eggleston at rory.eggleston@usu.edu.


    USU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex/gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability status, veteran status, or any other attribute protected by law. We appreciate applications that help build a more diverse community here at USU.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    Valid Driver’s License to perform essential job functions

    Demonstrated communication skills in English (written and oral)

    Ability to conduct field work in extreme climatic conditions, both hot and cold weather.

    Demonstrated ability to drive long distances for field work, use 4-wheel-drive vehicles, and use UTV/ATVs safely

    Ability to spend multiple nights in a primitive camping setting


    Preferred Qualifications:

    Experience with terrestrial ecology and avian field work

    Experience working in remote areas independently

    Experience in Plant Identification

    Experience in Rangeland Monitoring

    Desirable Skills

    Bird dog ownership/handling experience would be beneficial

    Experience with bird ID through plumage and call characteristics


    Link to apply: https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/6114/job 

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