Elk calf survival technicicans

Agency: Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Location: Carbondale/Craig/Montrose/Trinidad, CO

Job category: Temporary/seasonal positions

Salary: $13.51-15.59/hour based on experience

Start date: May 13, 2019

Last day to Apply:  04/26/2019 or until filled

Website: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcpw.state.co.us%2Flearn%2FPages%2FResearchMammals.aspx&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Cf8f019a885904bd8ecba08d6c7ccb82e%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636916079430795812&sdata=VSBOQndkzbbHIwfCZieCLuzwLk4Yf5woYX32H8nvPm4%3D&reserved=0

Description: We are still seeking a few more field technicians from May 13 – June 30 2019 to work on a research project evaluating elk calf survival and cause-specific mortality. The team of technicians will be responsible for locating, catching, and collaring elk calves, using radio telemetry to locate vaginal implant transmitters and collared elk, monitoring calf survival, and assessing cause-specific mortality by field necropsy. Work hours will be long and variable and will include weekends. Hiking long distances in mountainous terrain will be required. Work vehicles and field gear will be provided.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a strong work ethic, attention to detail, positive attitude, and be able to work in groups and be courteous to landowners and Colorado Parks and Wildlife personnel. Positions demand persistence, independence, self-reliance, and the ability/willingness to camp at remote field sites in close living quarters. Applicants must be able to conduct meticulous data collection, be in good physical condition (positions require extensive hiking in difficult terrain at high elevation on a daily basis), willing to travel extensively by truck across Colorado, and be able to live/work in remote settings. Proficiency in navigating to remote locations with a GPS is required. Free housing is available, and will consist of cabins, camp trailers, and canvas wall tents on public land. Applicants must be comfortable living in rustic and remote locations without running water, cellular service, or internet coverage. Personal sleeping gear is required. Applicants need a valid driver’s license and the ability to operate 4WD vehicles and navigate mountainous terrain. Partial or completed B.S. degree in a wildlife-related field, telemetry, ATV, and work experience in remote settings is preferred. No pets allowed. To apply, please send the following materials as a single PDF (via email) to Nathaniel Rayl (nathaniel.rayl@state.co.us): 1) cover letter highlighting relevant experience, and 2) resume including contact information for 3 references. Send the PDF as an attachment with the PDF and the email titled as “LastName_FirstName_neonates_2019”. Closing date and time: April 26, 2019 at 5 p.m. MDT or until positions are filled.

Contact person: Nathaniel Rayl

Contact e-mail: nathaniel.rayl@state.co.us