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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 229520-TE
Work type: Temporary
Location: California
Categories: Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

We are hiring two technicians for a research project studying the effects of landscape composition and patch characteristics on the occupancy, abundance, behavior, and survival of woodrats in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. This technician is needed to specifically assist in small mammal trapping, population monitoring, behavioral surveys, and vegetation sampling. The technician should be effective and skillful in data collection, including trapping and handling small mammals, radio telemetry, and conducting vegetative surveys. In addition, the technician will be required to take detailed field notes, operate independently, and work in remote areas in steep, rugged terrain.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

No Degree Required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-Applicants must be physically fit (i.e., able to walk long distances in steep terrain).
-Demonstrated ability to take detailed field notes and translate these into electronic databases.
-Ability to work alone and off-trail at night far from human settlements.
-Ability and confidence navigating unfamiliar terrain with a map, compass and GPS.
-Ability to safely operate 4-wheel-drive vehicles.
-Ability to handle wildlife
-A nearly spotless driving record is required.
-Must work and live cooperatively.
-Applicants must be residing in California to be considered for a position due to UW-Madison Covid-19 restrictions.



Work Schedule:

Hours may be variable day to day, and while you are asked to work 40 hours a week, there may be some weeks where you work a little more than 40 and some where you work a little less than 40.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 4 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


Minimum $14.46 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please also attach a current resume/CV, a cover letter stating why you are interested in this position, and at least 3 references with their contact information. Please attach this all in a single file.  For questions about the position, please contact Corbin Kuntze at  


Sonia Beyer
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Temporary Employment

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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