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  • Sage-grouse, Predators, and Livestock Technicians – Cody, WY

    Guest Kayla Ruth
    • Employer: Oregon State University
      Location: Cody, WY
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 03/01/2022
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Job Description: Opening for 3-4 wildlife technician positions for late-March/early-April through early-August. This position with assist a PhD student to conduct a study examining two broad topics: 1) the effects of predator community and habitat relative to livestock presence on sage-grouse, and 2) quantifying seasonal habitat use, particularly winter habitat.

    Duties Include: Sage-grouse capture, radio-collaring, monitoring nests and broods using radio-telemetry, corvid and raptor point counts, mammalian predator surveys, and vegetation sampling. The position requires long and irregular hours (night work—during trapping, early mornings), under adverse field conditions (wind, rain, snow, mud). Individuals will be required to work in the field by themselves and in group settings. Study sites are located near Cody, Wyoming.

    Preferred Qualifications: Self-motivated applicants experienced with bird capture, collaring, radio-telemetry, 4WD vehicles, ATVs, GPS, and vegetation data collection. Potential candidates should be well organized and able to perform duties independent of direct supervision. A valid driver license is required for this position. Preference given to individuals with previous bird capture experience, particularly sage-grouse and/or ravens.

    Applicants will be interviewed and hired as received.

    Please submit by email to kayla.ruth@oregonstate.edu (with “grouse_tech_appl.” in the subject line): cover letter, resume (CV), and three professional references (name, email, and phone number). PLEASE combine all files into one PDF.

    For more information regarding specifics about the research project, please contact:

    Kayla Ruth

    Oregon State University Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences


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