Black Rail and Mottled Duck Survey Technician

Mississippi State University
Biloxi, MS
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$12-15/hr DOE
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The Coastal Research and Extension Center, Mississippi State University, located in Biloxi, MS, is seeking two (2) Intermittent Workers conduct field work to explore a dynamic effort in coastal Mississippi and Alabama to better understand marsh management effects on Mottled Ducks and Black Rails. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with faculty, research scientists, staff and students from Mississippi State University, as well as over 10 other universities, nonprofits and natural resource agencies to coordinate a project studying the impacts of prescribed fire on high marsh habitats in relation to Mottled ducks and Yellow and Black Rails. Duties associated with these three (3) to four (4) month positions will involve boating in tidal marshes of Mississippi and Alabama, conducting marsh bird point count and associated vegetation surveys, and data entry. In addition, there will be opportunities to capture and band secretive marsh birds and explore the diverse avifauna of the norther Gulf Coast.
Qualifications include experience conducting point counts and collecting vegetation data, preferably in marsh ecosystems, as well as safe boat operation and maintenance. Applicants should be self-motivated, fit well in a multidisciplinary team environment, handle multiple tasks at once and exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills. MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population. Apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. For questions about the position, please contact Blake Lamb (
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