Biologist Tech Sharp Tail Grouse Coordinator - FWP
The Conservation Technician will coordinate field activities for the Sharp tailed Reintroduction Project that occasionally require a change and re-organization of work schedules, travel, and lifting heavy objects. Specifically, the technician may need to decide when, where and what modifications or adaptations would be necessary and appropriate to complete a specific task. Adaptations to procedures and modifications of field operations become necessary because of human safety issues, animal welfare considerations, landownership issues, or environmental conditions. Integrating these factors into daily field operation decisions yet accomplishing study objectives will demand creativity within the bounds of the data collection standards and cooperation among field staff. Occasional exposure to outdoor hazards such as severe weather and extreme terrain is expected.
The position requires people skills (interpersonal relationships, communications, networking, team-building, facilitation), an ability to maintain good working relationships with the breadth of stakeholders in wildlife issues (agricultural interests, conservation community, industry, state and federal agencies, and Tribes) and an ability to learn conflict management and collaborative problem solving skills. Leadership, collaborative skills and ability to pioneer data management systems are just as important to this position as an aptitude and ability to conduct fieldwork. Good organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently are essential to this position.
The technician will coordinate with an interdisciplinary team of the public, landowners, hunters, university personnel, Federal land managers and biologists, volunteers, FWP staff, and media in 6 of 7 FWP administrative regions with the capture and relocation of sharp-tailed grouse from east of the Continental Divide to Region 2 west of the Continental Divide for the duration of the project. This technician will be responsible for coordinating all logistics for the capture, handling, release, and monitoring. They are responsible for creating appropriate data collection and management protocol. The Sharp-tailed Grouse Technician, with assistance as needed, will analyze data collected from multiple sources to interpret information that will assist the supervisor and collaborators to make informed decisions. They will be responsible for the project being conducted using the best approach available to ensure its success.