Number of Positions: 1-8 (temporary) Work Location: Field sites throughout Colorado Pay Rate: $1800 - $3000/month plus per diem Duration: 3-6 months
Summary of Positions The Colorado Natural Heritage Program has temporary field technician positions available. Research Associates are needed to survey for mammals, amphibians, birds, reptiles, and invertebrates. The field technician should expect to camp in developed and/or undeveloped sites. Occasional nights in motels or rented houses within project areas may also be provided. Specific study sites will be in various locations throughout the state. These positions will require extensive travel and long days in the field. These positions may involve properly collecting and preparing specimens for identification when appropriate. The employment dates for these positions will be approximately from May 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014 and will vary depending upon project. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Minimum Qualifications: • B.S. degree in zoology, biology, natural resources, ecology, or related field experience (at least 2 years of field surveys). • Ability to use a dichotomous key to identify animal species required, • Ability to navigate in remote, areas using topographic maps, compass, and GPS required, • Experience collecting quantitative and qualitative field data in remote settings required, • Ability and willingness to navigate using 4WD vehicles and hike off-trail in remote areas over rugged terrain for much of the field season required, and • Ability to work long hours in the field is required.
Potential Projects: • General inventory for rare animals; various locations throughout Colorado • Preble’s meadow jumping mouse monitoring in central Colorado • Boreal toad survey and breeding site monitoring, central mountains Colorado • Amphibian surveys, central and northern mountains Colorado • Rare mammal surveys (incl. bats, shrews, small mammals) central and northern mountains Colorado
This is a pool announcement and position(s) will remain open and will be filled as suitable applicants are found.
First consideration of applicants will begin March 24, 2014. Applications will be accepted for future consideration through July 31, 2014.
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