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CWD Scientific Technician
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Recruitment closes this Sunday, August 1st at 11:59 PM PST! Four non-permanent Scientific Technician 2 positions are available in the Wildlife Program:
Collects, organizes, and ships biological samples using the appropriate sampling tools.
Assists with training of staff and volunteers on proper collection, labeling, preservation, and shipping of biological samples.
Manages biological samples, including proper organization, storage, and shipment to approved labs.
Organizes and enters data in a timely manner.
Performs routine reviews of data to ensure data quality.
Provides education to the public regarding CWD.
Assists with regional wildlife management activities such as wildlife surveys or associated tasks as time allows.
Link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3157859/scientific-technician-2-wildlife-program-4-non-permanent-07411-21
CWD Research Student Contractor
USGS
Wildlife Analyst (1 position) – Student Contractor position (open to recent/soon to graduate PhD students)

Duties will include research on ungulates in the western US. Specific duties will include working with managers to identify potential for multi-population study on CWD, working with interdisciplinary team, managing datasets, conducting statistical analyses in the statistical software R, and preparing manuscripts for publication. Opportunity to lead research.

Strong statistical and coding background required.
Experience with analysis and manuscript preparation preferred.
Experience in disease ecology preferred.
Experience in analysis of GPS collar data (RSFs, SSFs, UDs) preferred.

GS-11. May begin as early as October 1. Must be current student or have graduated within the 3 months. 40 hours per week. Duty station: West Glacier, MT

Please send your resume and cover letter that highlights the required and relevant skills for the position, educational transcripts, and 3 references to tgraves@usgs.gov. Application review will begin August 15. Seeking diverse applicants to be part of our inclusive team. Please send questions to Dr. Tabitha Graves at tgraves@usgs.gov
Mule deer analyst (open to recent/soon to graduate MSc/ PhD students)
USGS
Wildlife Analyst (1 position) Student Contractor position (open to recent/soon to graduate MSc/ PhD students)

Duties will include research connecting mule deer habitat and population characteristics with existing dataset. Specific duties will include managing datasets, conducting statistical analyses in the statistical software R, and preparing manuscript for publication. Opportunity to lead research.

Strong statistical and coding background required.
Experience with analysis and manuscript preparation preferred.
Experience in analysis of GPS collar data (RSFs, SSFs, UDs) preferred.

GS-9 to GS-11 depending on experience. May begin as early as October 1. Must be current student (about to graduate) or have graduated within the past 10 months if MSc or past 3 months if PhD. 40 hours per week. Duty station: West Glacier, MT

Please send your resume and cover letter that highlights the required and relevant skills for the position, educational transcripts, and 3 references to tgraves@usgs.gov. Application review will begin August 15. Seeking diverse applicants to be part of our inclusive team. Please send questions to Dr. Tabitha Graves at tgraves@usgs.gov
Research Associate - Elk
Montana State University and MTFWP
The research associate will be work on an applied elk movement and population ecology research project. The research project is co-directed by Kelly Proffitt (Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks) and Jay Rotella (Montana State University). This purpose of the research project is to provide information to enhance elk population and habitat management in Montana. Elk populations in many areas of Montana that are above the population abundance objectives require more detailed information regarding elk movement and habitat selection to inform management strategies. The research associate will develop and lead a project to broadly evaluate factors such as habitat quality, security, and hunter access associated with elk distributions and population trajectories. The research associate will also play a supporting role in other aspects of the project and may assist with graduate student mentoring.

The research associate will be involved in project development, data analysis and scientific writing. The position will require experience using Program R to manage data, conduct spatial analyses and analyze demographic data. Experience using Program R to manage large datasets and to develop and conduct spatial analyses of wildlife telemetry data is required. The position will require excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to coordinate with multiple agency and University staff. An interest in working closely with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks staff to develop relevant questions and communicate research findings is required.

$45K per year plus benefits. Position is funded for 12-18 months.

Please send cover letter and resume that includes contact information for 3 references to Kelly Proffitt (kproffitt@mt.gov).
Elk and Pronghorn Antelope Coordinator
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Coming Soon - This position is full time position and will be a Senior Environmental Scientist Specialist. It should be advertised sometime in September or October.

The duties of this position are focused on scientific investigation, conservation, and management of the state’s natural resources and providing for their public use. This position functions as a statewide lead for developing and implementing the policy and conservation activities regarding elk and pronghorn antelope and their habitats. The position prepares and reviews environmental documents per CEQA requirements; reviews and comments on federal environmental documents related to land management activities affecting these species; develops management and harvest recommendations through intra- and interstate consultation and Native American tribes; conducts and leads complex applied research and restoration projects on habitats for elk and antelope. Coordinates with other State and Federal agencies, provides public information, and prepares/directs writing of technical reports and documents. Knowledge of the Department’s policies and programs, pertinent laws and regulations, and environmental factors/conditions and how they affect elk and pronghorn antelope and their habitats is required.

California requires interested applicants to complete an exam for eligibility. Information on the state hiring process can be found at calhr.ca.gov or https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHRPublic/Landing/NewToStateservice.aspx The pay range is $7,336 to $9,126 monthly.

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