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Washington State University

Remote Camera Studies – Paid Field Technician

Posted by Sophia.hutton | February 27, 2019

Job Description
Three technician positions are available for the 2019 summer field season (late May to mid-August). Typical schedules will be 1-2 weeks in the field followed by 1-2 weeks back in Pullman, WA. During field stints, technicians will deploy trail cameras, accurately measure forestry characteristics, identify vegetation,

and camp in the backcountry (no facilities, limited shower access, food and hiking/camping gear not provided by lab). While in Pullman, technicians will assist with tasks such as data management and sorting images via species identification .

•    Flexibility to adjust to varying day lengths and schedules

•    Ability to carry up to 301bs over rough terrain and hike up to 10 miles per day

•    Undergraduate degree (completed or in-progress*) in Biology, Wildlife Biology, Forestry, or a related field

*Current undergraduate students must be in their junior/senior

year and in good academic standing at time of ap plication .

Preferred Experience

  • Remote camera trapping
  • Data management
  • Wildlife + plant identification (best if in NE Washington or N Idaho)
  • Comfort driving 4WD trucks on unmaintained gravel roads
  • Navigation skills (maps, GPS}
  • Long-term backcountry camping
  • Forestry measuring techniques and vegetation sampling

Pay and Benefits

$12 per hour with pay periods twice monthly. Housing accommodations  available  upon request. Workmen’s Compensation  will be covered by Washington State University.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (email

+ phone number} in a single PDF document to BOTH and

Please also send any questions about the position to both emails. Applications will be reviewed until all spots are filled.