Eastern Wild Turkey Research Crew Leader (3) – North Carolina

Agency
North Carolina State University
Location
North Carolina
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$1900/month (housing included)
Start Date
01/01/2020
Last Date to Apply
11/01/2019
Description
The Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Program at North Carolina State University is seeking three experienced field technicians to work as a Crew Leaders to assist a graduate student with research to evaluate nesting ecology and survival of eastern wild turkey at 3 study areas in North Carolina – one each in the Mountain, Piedmont and Coastal Regions. Each crew leader will oversee turkey capture using rocket nets, radio-telemetry, vegetation sampling, data recording, and the supervision of a technician. Each crew leader will communicate directly with a team of biologists and technicians with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission as these individuals will assist with monitoring bait sites and operating rocket nets. Candidates with experience, including the use of rocket nets, the capture and marking of wild turkeys, vegetation sampling, and radio telemetry, will be given preference, as will candidates with GIS coursework and experience. The positions will begin in January and last through July.
Qualifications
Preference will be given to applicants that have a B.S. in wildlife ecology or related field. Competitive candidates will be expected to: (1) Have significant field experience that includes the use of rocket nets in animal capture and tagging; (2) Have strong interpersonal skills as daily interaction with landowners, hunters, state agency personnel, and other stake holders will occur; (3) Willingness to work very early mornings and late nights and weekends when necessary; (4) Have experience operating 4wd vehicles and ATV's. To Apply: Applicants should send via email a single .pdf document (with the subject line titled: Wild Turkey Crew Leader) containing a cover letter that details interest and qualifications for the project, a resume, as well as contact information for 3 references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and hiring decisions may be made before closing date.
Contact Person
David Moscicki
Contact eMail
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