University of Nebraska-Kearney Biology Department is seeking 1 full-time, seasonal Wildlife Field Technician to begin immediately to assist two graduate students with research studying white-tailed deer, bobcat and cottontail rabbit movement within a landscape dominated by agricultural land. Technicians will be responsible for assisting with capture and handling of adult white-tailed deer, bobcats, and cottontail rabbits, evaluating cause-specific mortality of deer, bobcat, and cottontail, and various other duties as needed. Additional duties may include data management, equipment maintenance, and any other tasks assigned.
This work will contribute to two different studies in Nebraska – the white-tailed deer and bobcat project and the cottontail rabbit project. Both studies are located just south of Kearney Nebraska. The study area is almost exclusively privately owned land and will require frequent communication with landowners to keep up positive relations.
Accommodations for housing and a work vehicle will be provided for travel to and from the field site.
Work will begin in the beginning of February and will last through March 2018.
- Working towards a B.S. or B.A. in an Ecology or Wildlife related field
- Experience relocating collared animals using radio telemetry
- Ability to collect and record detailed data in the field
- Proficient GPS skills
- Ability to work long hours in ALL types of weather (ie. cold, rain, wind, snow)
- Ability to work well independently and with others
- Public/Landowner communication
- Valid Drivers License
- Operation of 4WD vehicles.
- Experience handling wildlife
- Familiarity with animal tracks and sign
- Data management skills
- Experience with performing field necropsies
Applications will be reviewed as received and position may be filled before the closing deadline.
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