Utah Division of Wildlife Resources – Central Region is looking for a seasonal field technician to conduct bird surveys across the Great Basin in west-central Utah from late Feb to the end of June, with possible extension into July or August (exact dates to be determined). The technician will perform Pinyon Jay colony surveys and participate in IMBCR point-count surveys (see https://birdconservancy.org/what-we-do/science/monitoring/imbcr-program/ for details). The technician will spend most of their time traveling to various survey locations and camping nearby, generally alone, and often in remote settings. Data entry and proofing is also required. Vehicle and satellite messenger are provided.
Preference will be given to applicants that can identify birds by sight and sound, especially with previous experience identifying western species found in the Great Basin. Applicants also must have a valid driver’s license, be able to drive 4wd trucks, and have experience using maps, compasses, and hand-held GPS units. Having the ability to follow complex protocols, learn quickly, make decisions, and pay attention to detail will be required to be successful in this position. Must be able to work independently and be comfortable spending days at a time camping in remote areas, often without cell phone coverage. Starting salary is $11.21 - $12.24/hr depending on experience. Housing is not included, but food is covered while conducting field work.
As a single file, submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to Terri Pope, email@example.com by January 4, 2019. Please feel free to send questions about this position to the same email address. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.