FIELD TECHNICIAN – GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA
We seek technician assistance to support an intensive field study investigating grizzly bear useof high–alpine environmentsin Glacier National Park, courtesy of financial support fromthe Glacier National Park Conservancy. The technician will be paired with one or more individuals. At field sites, the technician will work as a team to conduct habitat plots, measure food abundance, collect field samples & make field observations. Work will occur in remote, high–elevation, steep–angled terrain subject to dynamic weather patterns. The technician must have work schedule flexibility, for taking advantage of tranquil weatherperiods.
The technician must also be able to:
• Think slow when things are happening fast, smile during difficult times, show kindness toward others, act professionally, exhibit maturity, and represent Washington State University & Glacier National Park to the best of his/her abilities at all times
• Hike long distances on/off trail, gaining 2500–5000 feet before gettingto field sites
• Bushwhack for extended periods of time
• Camp alpine–styleo n uneven terrain, using Leave–No–Trace principles
• Stay adequately hydrated & nourished by taking advantage of water/snowsources when encountered & carrying sufficient food rations
• Maintain a safe work environment in the field by adequately managing risks associated with climbing in Glacier National Park.
This includes: navigating snow hazards, using climbing difficulty class II to IV scrambling routes only, being comfortable with & wisely working in proximity to grizzly bears, understanding weather patterns & anticipating ominous weather shifts, carrying proper safety gear, and taking necessary precautions to avoid undue injury by paying keen attention to detail, staying alert & anticipating potential hazards
Timeline: Mid-June to September 30, depending on snow & project funding
Pay Rate: $12–15/hr DOE & ability to demonstrate sound decision making in dynamic situations+ housing (if needed)& per diem while working in the field
To Apply: Email one PDF (three pagesmax), which includes yourresume, a cover letter describing why you would excel on the project, &2–4references of your choiceto the project contact, with the subject lineGLAC Tech 2019 Application. Competitive applicants will be provided with supplemental question(s)to respond to.Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Project Contact: Erik Peterson, email@example.com –https://labs.wsu.edu/dthornton/ – Download PDF