Assistant Waterbird Ecologist – Illinois

Illinois Natural History Survey
Havana, IL
Job Category
Full time Positions
$47,500 - $49,000
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The successful candidate will conduct research and monitoring activities in the field of wetland bird (e.g., waterfowl, other waterbirds, shorebirds, passerines, etc.), wetlands ecology, or other related natural resource fields as needed to address the goals and objectives of the Prairie Research Institute, the Illinois Natural History Survey and the Forbes Biological Station.
Required – Minimum: A Bachelors of Science degree in natural resource management, wildlife biology, ecology or related field with 1 year of experience in research relating to wetland birds. Alternate degree fields will be considered/accepted depending on the nature and depth of the experience as it relates to this position. Experience identifying birds, plants, and invertebrates is required. Experience using common software packages for data recording and analysis, reporting, and processing, such as ArcGIS, GPS, and other mapping software; and this position requires experience and training in wildlife, specifically waterfowl, waterbirds, and/or wetlands ecology. Experience working with boats and firearms. Must be able to swim and work in extreme weather conditions. Must possess strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with other scientists, researchers, and staff; appropriate field and laboratory skills, as well as physical skills necessary to carry out field work. Effective communication, organizational, personal relations, and leadership skills for the purpose of supervising, planning and monitoring research activities, and documenting progress. Demonstrated ability to perform effectively with a professional demeanor both as a team member/leader and independently, with minimal supervision, in a fast-paced work environment with multiple and changing priorities. Applications must be received by October 12, 2017. To apply, all candidates must submit an online profile through Qualified candidates must upload a letter of which details qualifications noted above, curriculum vitae, working e-mail address, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Incomplete information will not be reviewed. Applications may be reviewed prior to closing. For further information, please contact Angela Young, Human Resources, Illinois Natural History Survey,, 217-244-7793. For technical questions, please contact: Aaron Yetter, Search Committee Member, at
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