Wildlife Technician, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Ephraim, UT

Organization: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Duties: The primary responsibility is to monitor changes in plant communities using various vegetation-sampling methods.

Desired qualifications: 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. Ability to work under extreme conditions and/or inclement weather. Work responsibilities require moderate physical labor including hiking and carrying equipment up to 50 pounds.

Start and end dates: Approximately from May 14 to August 30, 2018 (beginning and end dates are flexible depending on school schedule or applicant availability).

Salary/pay: Working periods consist of four consecutive days Monday-Thursday (possibly Friday) in the field, with weekends off. A typical workweek consists of 40-50 hours. Sleeping accommodations (camp trailer), transportation and food are provided while in the field. Housing is not provided on the weekends. Starting wage for those with no plant identification experience is $11.21 per hour. With qualifying plant identification experience, the starting wage is $12.48 per hour.

How to apply: Send a cover letter, resume (please include previous work experience and a list of references), copy of college transcripts (unofficial), and a list of current coursework to jasoncox@utah.gov .