Technician positions currently available to assist in capture and monitoring of white-tailed deer fawns as part of a Masters research project. Responsibilities will include daily monitoring of Vaginal Implant Transmitters (VIT) and collared neonates, use of radio telemetry to find birth sites and triangulate neonate locations, mortality investigations and vegetation sampling. Technician will work directly with the master student to collect all data. Hours will be long and irregular (this is not a 9-5 position). Technicians will gain a large amount of experience using radio telemetry, as well as handling neonates and attaching VHF collars. Field vehicle will be provided, but use of a personal vehicle with mileage compensation may be required. Housing with all utilities and internet access is available.
Background in wildlife management, biology, zoology, natural resource management, or a related field is required. Applicants must be able to work long hours, including weekends, and work well with a team. Must be dedicated and have a strong work ethic. Applicants must be willing and able to perform physical labor (lift up to 50 lbs) in adverse weather. Applicants must be able to walk long distances with equipment. An ability to interact professionally with the public as well as with other university and agency personnel is required. Radio telemetry experience is preferred, along with data collection and vegetation sampling experience. Applicants must possess a valid U.S. driver's license, have a clean driving record, and be able to operate a 4WD vehicle.
To apply, email a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 3 references to Justin Dion at firstname.lastname@example.org. Combine all of the materials into one document (Word or PDF), and name the file with your last name_first name (e.g., Smith_Sam.docx). Please put "White-tailed Deer Fawn Capture Technician" in the subject line of your email. Application review will begin immediately.