DUTIES: The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has an opening for two (2) full-time (40 hours/week) field technicians to work on a project focused on assessing Indiana bat maternity colonies in areas of forest management activities. Primary responsibilities will include: conducting field work (telemetry to find roost trees, vegetation surveys and limited mist netting, coordinating and maintaining equipment, and data entry/ quality control.
General Responsibilities Include:
1) Radio-tracking tagged bats to roost trees
2) Roost emergence counts
3) Vegetation sampling and tree identification
4) Coordinating and maintaining equipment
5) Carrying 50+ lbs. of equipment over uneven terrain (up to a ¼ mile)
6) Assisting in bat mist-netting (limited)
7) Filling out datasheets
8) Other general field sampling activities (truck and trailer driving, operating ATVs in rugged conditions, using GPS, using maps and GPS to find sample locations)
9) Data entry and quality control
• Seeking a B.S. in natural resources, wildlife biology, or related field
• Willingness and ability to travel throughout the study area (northeast Missouri)
• Successful candidate must submit to a drug screen following the offer of employment
• At least 1 season of field experience
• Radio telemetry experience
• Rabies pre-exposure vaccinations
• Experience with GPS
• Experience towing trailers
• Strong communication and teamwork skills
• Flexible and adaptable personality
• Experience working in rural settings
Application Instructions: Send a cover letter and resume via email as one word document to Kathryn.Womack@mdc.mo.gov. Include names and contact information for 3 references.
*Disclaimer: Potential continuation of employment after June 15, 2018 is dependent upon Conservation Commission approval of the FY2019 operating budget.