Biological/Human Dimensions Technician - Student Contractor - USGS

Opportunity Type: Job

We are recruiting a technician to assist with providing scientific and collaboration support for state fish and wildlife agencies within the North Central region ( The student technician will work closely with USGS scientists (Dr. Blake Hossack, Dr. Alisa Wade). Support will focus on working with state planners to identify their science and information needs for climate-informed wildlife and habitat management and planning.

Primary duties will range from elicitation of state priorities and climate-related conservation science needs to working with state partners to develop specific habitat and wildlife science syntheses or data products. Primary tasks will depend upon priority needs identified by states, but we anticipate a heavy emphasis on climate change vulnerability analyses and refugia mapping.

The student technician will also help the lead scientists prepare and write reports and possibly manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Work will primarily be office-based, but travel is anticipated to meet with state and other partners, with possible trips to most states in the North Central region. Travel will depend upon Covid-19 conditions, regulations, and safety.

The start date is flexible but will likely be May or June 2021. Work hours are flexible but will average 40 hours per week.