Wildlife Technician

Turner Institute of EcoAgriculture, Inc.

Raton, New Mexico

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details 15.00 - 18.00 hourly
Deadline Jul 15, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Employer:  Turner Institute of Ecoagriculture, Inc.
Job Title:  Wildlife Technician
Location:  Vermejo – Raton, NM
Type:  Seasonal / Exempt / Non-Benefits-Eligible
Pay Rate: $15.00 - $18.00/hour
Housing:  Yes
Position Duration: 8/7/2024 – 11/15/2024
Last Date to Apply: 7/15/2024

Vermejo, a pristine, 560,000-acre property located in the northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, is seeking an energetic Wildlife Technician who is passionate about wildlife conservation and research to assist the Turner Institute of Ecoagriculture in conducting a project on predator ecology.  

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As a Wildlife Technician, your primary duties will be to assist with a study evaluating the ecology of cougars and the influence of black bear kleptoparasitism on cougar kill rates in northern New Mexico at Vermejo.

After appropriate training you will also be responsible for:

  • Conducting fieldwork.
  • Using data from GPS-collared cougars to identify and locate cougar kill sites.
  • Setting up cameras at kill sites to monitor scavenging.
  • Collecting information on prey and kill site characteristics.
  • Coordinating field activities with the graduate student overseeing field work and Vermejo staff and adjacent landowners.
  • All other duties as assigned.

On-property dormitory style housing with basic utilities (power, water, propane) will be provided subject to a Company Housing Agreement and Company policies.  

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in wildlife management, natural resources, ecology, or a closely related discipline
  • At least 6 months of field experience conducting wildlife surveys
  • Highly motivated with a strong work ethic
  • Willingness/ability to work independently in the field
  • A valid US driver’s license (without restrictions)

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience using camera traps to monitor wildlife
  • Experience operating a 4x4 vehicle on two-track and gravel roads

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, and the work environment characteristics are representative of those you may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

You will regularly be required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, dig with various tools, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk; hear. You must be able to lift and /or move up to 50 pounds or more. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  You must be able to perform physical labor for extended periods of time, often outdoors under inclement weather conditions.  You may be required to hike for an extended amount of time.

You will be regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; outside and inclement weather conditions; extreme cold and extreme heat. You must be comfortable, but alert and aware of dangers that are present while working alone in a remote landscape The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

*In accordance with applicable law, the Company will reasonably accommodate any disabled individual who requests an accommodation that will allow him/her to perform the essential job duties or functions of his/her position. Accommodation inquires must be made to the Company’s Human Resources Department for consideration.”

Turner Institute of Ecoagriculture, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Smoke Free/Drug-Free Workplace.


For more information, visit https://www.tedturner.com/about/career-opportunities-2/

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