Researchers with the Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln in partnership with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission are conducting a multi-year study on northern bobwhite quail. We are hiring 2 field technicians to assist with field work to include capture and banding of quail, tracking collared birds via telemetry, collection of blood, feather, and fecal samples, locating nests, and extensive vegetation sampling on private and public access lands.
Location: South-central Nebraska, near Beaver City. Shared field housing is available in Beaver City, NE. Cell signal and internet access at field housing not guaranteed, though accessible very nearby.
Work schedule and hours: Variable (40 hours/week typical). Work will include unusual hours (nights and/or early mornings) and is expected on weekdays, weekends, and holidays.
Employment Dates: We are hiring one technician to begin 1 December 2017 to June 2017. An additional technician will start in early January to June. Field season length dependent on amount of work, with possibility of extension on this or other projects, depending on performance.
Enthusiasm for working with game species required. Experience with radio-telemetry, bird trapping and handling, and/or operating 4WD vehicles preferred; however, previous experience not required. Applicants must be comfortable working in isolated, rural settings in challenging field conditions. Comfort and experience interacting with landowners and hunters preferred. Self-motivation, the ability to work well alone and work and live well with others, a sense of humor, positive attitude, and the desire to spend long hours in the field are essential. Long days and early/late work schedules expected.
All prospective employees are subject to University of Nebraska hiring requirements. This includes mandatory driving record and criminal background checks. A valid drivers’ license with fewer than 6 points is required for all positions as well as current first aid, CPR, and AED certification through American Red Cross. Positions are temporary and grant funded.
To Apply: Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Apply by 11/01/2016. Please send a letter of interest describing your relevant experience and career goals, a resume, and contact information for 3 references in a SINGLE PDF or MSWORD document to Mandy Lipinski, PhD student and supervisor: firstname.lastname@example.org.