Utah State University

Field Crew Lead Technician

City Rich County
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/13/2022 2:11 PM)
Requisition ID
2022-4599
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Randolph
Category (Portal Searching)
Research (non-Faculty)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Non-Benefited
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 Hours per week
College
Quinney College of Natural Resourcs
Department
Wildland Resources
Advertised Salary
$13.00 per hour

Overview

One field lead technician is needed to assist with a greater sage-grouse research project with Utah State University. The project will focus on investigating greater sage-grouse responses to livestock grazing in northeastern Utah (Rich county, UT). This position will last approximately 18 weeks, beginning April 3rd, 2022 and ending August 3, 2022.


Housing will be provided in Rich County, UT, either in shared camp trailers or in a field bunkhouse. It is essential that applicants are able to work and live side-by-side with co-workers in camp trailers, as well as, work independently and as part of a team.

Responsibilities

  1. Early season fieldwork will consist of lek surveys, trapping sage-grouse at night to attach GPS/VHF transmitters, and tracking previously tagged birds.
  2. Later season duties will primarily consist of tracking birds via GPS and radio telemetry to monitor nesting females and broods, conducting vegetation surveys, data entry and proofing.
  3. Crew leaders will be responsible for assisting a Masters student in overseeing field activities, including supervising two field technicians, ensuring data quality, dealing with problems that arise at field sites, maintaining equipment, and coordinating field logistics.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Undergraduate degree in wildlife or a related field (e.g., Biology, Zoology, Rangeland Ecology, etc.)
  2. Willing to work odd, long, and variable hours, (late night trapping and early morning lek counts) in variable weather conditions (snow and rain early in the field season; heat at the end of the field season), and live in remote rural locations
  3. Must be able to take detailed and accurate field notes, and record data according to protocol
  4. A valid driver’s license and willingness to work extensively with ATVs
  5. A positive attitude, ability to work independently, as well as part of a team, and ability to solve problems that present themselves in the field is essential.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience supervising and leading field crews will be given the highest preference.
  2. Familiarity with sagebrush steppe vegetation, plant taxonomy and/or radio-telemetry experience

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Contact information for two professional references
  3. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

$13.00 per hour

ADA

The position requires considerable physical activity. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position including heavy lifting and/or pushing and pulling of heavy objects.  Employees must be prepared to assume uncomfortable positions such as crawling, kneeling, and squatting. Additionally, the work environment can include confined or narrow spaces. Employees must adhere to safety precautions and may be required to use protective equipment.

 

The environment and physical requirements may change depending on the specific function of the work each department performs. Incumbents may be in both indoor and outdoor environments. Indoors, in an office space, event space, or public space are protected from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes. Incumbents may nearly continuously sit and often use repetitive hand motion (such as typing).

 

Outdoors, incumbents may not be protected from weather conditions and may be exposed to extreme heat and extreme cold. Additionally, indoor or outdoor work environments may include being confined or in narrow spaces for periods of time. The incumbent may also be exposed to loud noises or vibrations from equipment, and conditions that may affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation. Bending, crawling, and crouching may be required. Incumbents may be required to lift, push, and/or pull objects up to 50 pounds and be required to walk and/or stand for long periods of time.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

 

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

 

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

 

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

 

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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