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Wildlife Technician I (Cedar City)

Wildlife Technician I

Opening date:  January 14, 2021
Closing date:  When filled
Salary:  $11.49 per hour
Location:  Cedar City, Utah
Time frame: March 1 – June 30, 2021
Positions available:  1
Housing: Not provided

The Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife Resources, has one (1) seasonal passerine bird surveyor position (no benefits) available at Cedar City, Utah. This appointment will last from March 1 to June 30, 2021. Housing is not provided.

Examples of Duties
Successful applicants will conduct surveys for pinyon jay nesting colonies and passerine bird point counts across the Mojave Desert, southern Great Basin, and Colorado Plateau regions of southwest Utah.  Duties will include: locating and traveling to predetermined survey sites; recording the presence of all bird species encountered, both visually and audibly; determining the distance from observer; making basic vegetation/habitat assessments; securing permission for access from landowners; proper and detailed recording and reporting of data.

Job Requirements and Skills
Applicants should possess relevant education/experience in wildlife biology or a closely related field.  Experience with bird identification by eye and ear is required.  Experience with western bird species is preferred.  Applicants must be proficient in data collection, data management and data entry techniques.  Must be able to read and interpret all types of maps with accuracy and use hand-held GPS equipment.  Proficiency with four-wheel drive vehicles is advantageous.

Standard protocols are in effect and must be followed.  Equipment needed to accomplish the required tasks will be provided.

Field duties will require extensive travel by vehicle and on foot in various terrains, elevations and weather conditions – usually alone.  Long and varied hours, beginning before sunrise should be expected.  Overnight camping will be required in most instances.  Work schedules may result in greater than 40 hours worked per week.  Any successful applicant from out of state will be required to quarantine for two weeks on arriving in Utah.

Interested applicants may apply by submitting a seasonal application, resume, and list of references to:

Keith Day
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
1470 N. Airport Rd.
Cedar City, UT 84721

For more information contact Keith Day ( 435-865-6100).

DNR complies with the ADA.  Hearing-impaired employees who wish further information regarding this announcement may call the DNR TTY number at 801-538-7458. Disabled employees who desire reasonable accommodation in the interview process should contact the DNR Human Resource Office at 385-315-2834.