Job Description: Seeking 1-2 winter field technicians (January – March) for a black bear research project examining bear habitat-use and demography on the urban-wildland interface. Duties will include (but are not limited to) locating bear den sites with telemetry, immobilizing/handling/processing bears at their dens, downloading GPS collar data, entering field data into Access and ArcGIS, and maintaining field equipment (snowmobiles, trailers, vehicles, capture equipment, etc). Technicians must be physically fit and willing to work long hours in cold and snowy conditions. Overnight backcountry travel may be required.
Qualifications: Successful candidates will have a BS in wildlife management (or related field) and experience in radio-telemetry, animal handling and immobilization, GPS navigation/data collection, use of 4x4 vehicles/trailers/snowmobiles, backcountry winter travel (competent on skis/snowshoes, experience with avalanche safety equipment, etc), and database software (Microsoft programs and ArcGIS). Additionally, candidates must be highly motivated, responsible, have the ability to take initiative, work successfully independently and in a team, have the ability communicate effectively with co-workers and the public, and maintain a positive attitude through diverse field conditions.
Agency: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Duration: January – March 2012
Last Date to Apply: 11/18/2011
For more info, contact:
To Apply: Email a cover letter (highlighting your experience with the skills described above), resume and the contact information for 3 references to Heather Johnson: Heather.Johnson@state.co.us