Wildlife Telemetry Technician: Tennessee

University of Tennessee, Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries
Knoxville, TN
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
One lead telemetry research technician is needed for studying fire effects on the eastern box turtle. Primary duties include collecting finding turtles, transmitting turtles, and locating and obtaining GPS locations of turtles that have already been radio tagged, and collecting vegetation data.

This position is looking to be filled immediately. Candidates must be able to begin work before April 1st, 2017. The term ends in August, however, candidates can remain employed through mid November with a successful term. This is a 40-hour/week appointment and does not come with housing.
The ideal candidate would have good telemetry and plant identification skills. However, these skills are not required and can be taught on site if candidate has a strong work ethic. More importantly, applicants should exhibit an enthusiasm to learn, be motivated, and have a good attitude. Applicants must be able to hike long distances in steep, mountainous terrain. Education in wildlife, natural resources, or a related field is desirable. A valid driver’s license is required.

Application Procedure:
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants should send a cover letter explaining their interest along with a resume (including references). Please include a separate sheet outlining your experience and capabilities of plant ID and telemetry, as well as your available start date and end date. Please include all of these documents in a single file and send to the e-mail address listed below.
Contact Person
Katie Harris, Research Specialist I
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