Bear Market. Government Agency Paying Over $100K For “Grizzly Bear Conflict Manager.”

FILE - In this July 6, 2011, file photo, a grizzly bear roams near Beaver Lake in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. Wyoming has asked the federal government to remove grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park from protection under the Endangered Species Act, a request which if approved could allow the animals to be hunted. Wyoming officials say in their petition Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, the bears have recovered from as few as 136 animals in the 1970s to more than 1,000 today. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart, File)

\Do you have the ability to communicate peacefully with grizzly bears?  Does living in Montana sound exciting? Would you like a six-figure income?

The US Fish and Wildlife Service might have something for you.  They are looking to hire a “grizzly bear conflict manager.”  Instead of negotiating peace treaties between rivaling bears with the ability to rip a human’s face off with one light backhand, the job is actually looking for someone to work with wildlife agencies to manage the bear populations and keep humans safe. 

The job pays between $80K and $103K, depending on experience, and requires that the person who gets the gig live within 100 miles of Missoula, Bozeman, or Kalispell, Montana. 

The job involves camping in the field, according to Insider, and they will have a spartan office to work out of when they have to do paperwork. This is a job for people not afraid to get their hands dirty. It also requires the ability to transport harsh terrain on foot, boats, small aircraft, and snowmobiles. 

It’s not all glamorous, according to the job description. “The incumbent may be subject to large numbers of biting insects and may be required to work close to large animals such as a bear and moose.” 

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