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Wildlife Technician I/II (Ephraim)

Wildlife Technician I/II

Opening date: January 21, 2020
Closing date:  March 2, 2020
Salary:  $11.78/hr. without plant ID experience, $13.11/hr. with experience
Location:  Ephraim
Time frame: May 11, 2020 – August 28, 2020 (3.5 months)
Positions available:  9
Housing: Provided during the work week

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service, monitors key big game habitat throughout Utah. Northeastern Utah will be the area of emphasis in the summer of 2020, with possible trips throughout all of Utah. The primary responsibility is to monitor changes in plant communities using various vegetation sampling methods. Working periods consist of 4 consecutive days in the field, with weekends off. A typical workweek consists of 40-50 hours Monday-Thursday.

Job Duties
The primary responsibility in this position is to monitor changes in plant communities using various vegetation sampling methods.

Job Requirements and Skills
Ability to work under extreme conditions and/or inclement weather. Work responsibilities require moderate physical labor including hiking and carrying field equipment up to 50 pounds. Ability to pay close attention to details and listen to instructions, tolerance of repetitive work, and ability to work as a team member.

Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge of plant identification, plant and range ecology, vegetation monitoring, basic computer skills, and experience operating 4×4 vehicles and towing trailers.

To accommodate holidays, there may be times where work is scheduled outside of typical working days (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday). Sleeping accommodations (camp trailer), transportation and food are provided while in the field.

Send or e-mail a cover letter, resume (please include previous work experience and list of references), copy of college transcripts (unofficial), and a list of current coursework to:

UDWR Great Basin Research Center
494 West 100 South
Ephraim, UT 84627

Jason Cox

Please contact Jason Cox for further information at 435-283-4441 or

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