About the position
The Bureau of Wildlife is seeking four (4) temporary Wildlife Technicians (non-benefited) to conduct surveys for sagebrush-dependent species and monitor vegetation in south central Idaho. The project will be evaluating the long-term impact of the 2007 Murphy Complex Fire.
May 8 through July 28, 2017 - Exact start and end dates can be adjusted.
Incumbents will be working 40 hours per week. Housing has not yet been determined, but may include a combination of bunk houses or camper trailers.
The successful applicant must have at least 2 years of college coursework in wildlife ecology, botany, rangeland ecology, or a related discipline. The applicant must be able to collect data accurately, pay attention to detail, and have experience with conducting songbird surveys and with plant species identification. The applicant must be able to work effectively and cooperatively with co-workers, agency partners, and the public. The applicant must work as a team member and have a safety-conscious and positive attitude in sometimes difficult working conditions. The applicant must possess a valid driver's license and be able to operate 4x4 vehicles safely on rough dirt roads.
- Bachelor’s degree in wildlife ecology, biology, natural resources, or related discipline, with at least one ornithology course and one plant identification course
- Experience identifying birds by song, identifying plant species, monitoring vegetation, and doing fieldwork, preferably in sagebrush steppe communities
- Experience using field equipment (e.g., compass, topo maps, camera, GPS unit)
- Experience collecting, quality checking, and managing data using databases or spreadsheets.