University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources
Wild Horse Student Assistant

Based in Alturas, CA
Working in Lassen, Modoc, and Siskiyou Counties (primarily)
Under supervision, this position will provide wild horse research organization 
and outreach for a team of UC Cooperative Extension Advisors and UC Cooperative 
Extension Specialists (UC Davis) on wild horses located in Lassen, Modoc and 
Siskiyou counties. The Wild Horse Student Assistant will assist in 
communicating and organizing research data on wild horses in Modoc, Lassen, and 
Siskiyou counties and provide a variety of duties associated with talking to 
stakeholders, interacting with collaborating agencies, and creating outreach 
materials. This position will also be expected to perform other duties, as 
needed, including field research, photography, and wild horse health checks. 
The ability to work in remote, harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in 
all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, and interact well 
with a variety of people is required.


*         Organizing current research efforts, up to date census information, 
and research data

*         Talking to stakeholders, interacting with collaborating agencies, and 
creating outreach materials

*         Field monitoring, photography, and other duties as assigned
Job Requirements and Preferences

*         Recently completed (last 12 months) or pursuing Bachelor's Degree in 
Biological Sciences, such as Range Management, Natural Resources Management, 
Equine Management, Agriculture, or a related subject

*         Experience with wild or domestic horses, ranching, and/or public land 

*         Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher)

*         Experience taking pictures and creating posters, presentations, and 
flyers for outreach

*         Excellent organizational skills

*         Ability to work productively and communicate as part of a team, as 
well as independently under general direction to accomplish team goals

*         Ability to read, interpret and navigate using topographic maps to 
locate wild horses in remote rangeland settings and collecting coordinates with 
hand-held GPS units

*         Valid, state-issued driver's license and clean driving record and 
experience operating 4WD vehicles and ATVs on paved and unpaved roads, often in 
narrow or rocky areas
Job Details

*         Position is based on an approximately 40 hour week with irregular 
work hours and schedule

*         Preferred starting date May 14 through August 17 (dates flexible)

*         This is an hourly paid internship ($13.23 per hour minimum)

*         Possible shared summer housing available (~$180/month)
To Apply
Go to: by March 2, 2018
For questions please contact Laura Snell at<>
UC ANR is an equal opportunity provider and employer

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