Montana Jobs

We’ll be posting position announcements from our members or from agencies as we hear about them.

Do you have a position you need to post with us?

Please send it to: info@mttws.org

FWP wildlife coordinator position

FWP is hiring a new position to coordinate the implementation of Montana’s State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP).  This person will also take a leadership role in revising the SWAP, and while the position is housed in the nongame wildlife program this person will be working across the Wildlife and Fisheries Divisions. Adding this capacity is really exciting – we’ll be able to get a lot more conservation work on the ground. 

Please distribute widely.  Interested applicants are welcome to contact Kristina Smucker (KSmucker@mt.gov) with questions.  

The position is posted now and closes Nov 1st.   https://mtstatejobs.taleo.net/careersection/200/jobdetail.ftl?job=22143502&tz=GMT-06%3A00&tzname=America%2FDenver

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Swift fox Technicians (4 positions) – MT FWP

This is the 5th International Swift Fox Census conducted in Montana. The purpose of this census is to determine changes in relative distribution, occupancy, and population of swift fox across a minimum of 89 selected townships in north-central Montana.

Technicians will be paired into two field crews. Field crews will be live trapping swift fox at night along selected transects in remote locations throughout Region 6

This position is based in northeast Montana in Glasgow, but field work and housing will be located across the “Hi-Line” as necessary for surveys. Stretching from the shortgrass prairie south of the Canadian border to the fertile cropland along the Milk and Missouri rivers, Region 6 offers endless recreational opportunities. The area is comprised of public land and more traditional farms and ranches, representing one of the last best places for upland bird hunting, big game hunting (deer, elk, bighorn sheep, antelope), wildlife viewing and multi-species fishing.  

This job is primarily night work coupled with early mornings during Eastern Montana winter. Work will be conducted in remote locations during inclement weather with varying road conditions and extreme temperatures (-40 degrees F). Field work will be physically demanding, and technicians may be asked to carry up to 40lbs. This position will work full-time from October 11, 2022 to March 24, 2023.

https://mtstatejobs.taleo.net/careersection/200/jobdetail.ftl?job=22142823&tz=GMT-06%3A00&tzname=America%2FDenver 

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Positions with WEST, Inc.

While these positions are only temporary, we retain many field staff members beyond field season. In fact, many of our permanent employees started in technician roles, including our CEO. If you are looking to gain experience in environmental consulting and/or get your foot in the door with WEST, this is one of the best ways to accomplish that. We are looking to fill these positions as soon as possible and will be moving forward with applicants rapidly. If you have any questions feel free to email me at bsuchey@west-inc.com or by calling me at (385) 460-6824.

Field Biologist

Location

Tioga, ND (~ 35 mi south of Canadian Border)

Housing

Housing is provided in a furnished apartment

Compensation

$18+ DOE

Per Diem

Not included since furnished housing is provided

Hours

~30-40 hrs weekly (likely closer to 40)

Duration

August 1 – November 15, 2022

Link*

https://west-inc.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/919 

Description

The field biologist will conduct bird and bat fatality monitoring surveys beneath operating wind turbines.

*additional information regarding tasks, requirements, and other information can be found here

Field Biologist

Location

near Bismarck, ND

Duration

August 1 – November 15, 2022

Link*

https://west-inc.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/920 

Description

The field biologist will conduct bird and bat fatality monitoring surveys beneath operating wind turbines. Additional avian use surveys are possible.

Bias Trial Coordinator

Location

Various Post Construction Monitoring projects in ND and SD

Duration

August 7 – November 15, 2022

Link*

Apply through either of the Field Biologist roles above and mention your interest for this role 

Description

Implementing Searcher Efficiency Trials and Carcass Persistence Trials

Biological Field Technician

Location

western Washington near Olympia

Duration

Now-August 31st

Link*

If interested in this role please reach out to Bryan Suchey bsuchey@west-inc.com 

Description

Conducting bird and bat fatality monitoring surveys beneath operating wind turbines

Biological Field Technician

Location

Nodaway County, MO

Duration

July 31, 2022 – October 15, 2022

Link*

https://west-inc.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/915 

Description

Conducting bird and bat fatality monitoring surveys beneath operating wind turbines

Biological Field Technician

Location

Near Clayton, OK

Duration

July 30 – October 31

Link*

https://west-inc.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/923 

Description

Technician will cover bat fatality searches at an operational wind facility when the primary searcher is on break

 More roles and opportunities can be found here! https://west-inc.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/JobSearch/viewAll 

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Two Positions with BLM

Wildlife Biologist, GS-0486-7/9/11

Announcement No:  MTMP-22-11589777-KW

Apply on USAJOBS.

Closes:08/12/2022

Locations: Missoula and Malta Montana

Full Performance Level: GS-11

Relocation expenses are authorized for Malta location only.

Open to: All U.S. Citizens – No previous Federal Service is required.

DUTIES:

  • Responsible for assisting in preparing, evaluating and conducting biological analyses of land and water resource projects and permit applications to ensure compliance with appropriate federal law.
  • Participates in monitoring on-going wildlife habitat development projects and the implementation of new projects within the field/district office.
  • Serves on interdisciplinary teams addressing field/district office issues and problems, collaborates with other specialists and the supervisor.
  • Responsible for writing and reviewing the biological input to environmental assessments, biological assessments, development of protective stipulations, and resource management plans.
  • The biologist designs and implements habitat improvement and restoration projects for the field office in coordination with other programs, other federal agencies, state agency representatives and where possible with nongovernment organizations.
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Glasgow Wildlife Biologist – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

A great opportunity to practice wildlife and habitat management at a large scale, with robust and resilient wildlife populations and some of the best sagebrush/grasslands in the west.  Combine this with a culture of large working rangelands and public access, plus you can still afford to live out here on a government salary!

Please help spread the word to any potential candidates.  Anyone graduating with their Masters by September 30 is eligible.

https://mtstatejobs.taleo.net/careersection/200/jobdetail.ftl?job=22142269&tz=GMT-1 06%3A00&tzname=America%2FDenver