Field Work! ~

2 de abril de 2007

Field Work!

Trout Unlimited is seeking 2 field technicians for work on threatened
populations of Lahontan cutthroat trout in northern Nevada. We are
monitoring population trends and movement in response to habitat
improvements and increased connectivity from the removal of several
culverts. Field sites can be remote and rugged, work is physically
strenuous, and conditions are often uncomfortable (desert environment - hot
days, cold nights, occasional storms). Interns must be in excellent
physical condition, and be able to hike long distances with heavy equipment
and camp for long periods. Field work requires experience with 4WD
driving, an ability to read and navigate by topographic maps, use of GPS to
find site locations, ability to trouble shoot equipment problems and other
unforeseen situations, attention to detail with data collection, and
ability to work independently and well with others - after initial training
the pair of technicians will be working by themselves. Fisheries
background including VI or PIT tagging and electro-shocking experience is
highly desirable.

Stipend is $1500/month + $20 per diem for work days. There are 2 possible
start dates: either August 12th to assist with a collaborative project
with the Boise Aquatics Lab (Rocky Mountain Research Station) on bull trout
in Idaho before the NV field season, or the last week of August for the
cutthroat trout work. The NV season runs through approximately the first
week of Oct (~ 6 weeks). Field work time is flexible to fit in-field
needs, but the most strategic schedule approximates working about 6-7 days
followed by an overnight break in the town closest to field sites (Elko,
NV), with 2-3 longer breaks for personal time throughout the season.
Technicians begin and end the season in Boise, ID, and must have an
excellent driving record to be covered individually by our insurance.
Interns need own sleeping bag/pad, and tent if desired, but TU has most
other camping equipment (2 person tent, stove, pots, etc). TU provides
vehicle, gas, and occasional hotel and other travel-related expenses
throughout the field season.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE is May 15th, 2007. If interested please send
cover letter, resume and names and contact information for 3 references
(names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and relation to applicant) by
email to:

Helen Neville, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Phone: 208-938-1110 x13

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