Number of Positions: 1-12 (temporary) Work Location: Field sites throughout Colorado 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, 2013 through October 31, 2013 and will vary depending upon project.
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 Inventory of rare animals on Colorado State Land Board Stewardship Trust Lands - statewide Prebles 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
Position(s) will remain open and will be filled as suitable applicants are found.
First consideration of applicants will begin March 25, 2013. Applications will be accepted for future consideration through October 31, 2013. Submit resume, cover letter, and 3 references (with phone numbers), online at the following address: http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/employment-opportunities.html.
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