Eastern Wild Turkey Research Technician – Louisiana

Louisiana State University-School of Renewable Natural Resources
Peason Ridge WMA and Kisatchie Natioanl Forest, Louisiana
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
1600 (Housing Included)
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The School of Renewable Natural Resources at Louisiana State University is seeking an experienced field technician to assist a graduate student with Masters Research evaluating Eastern wild turkey reproductive ecology in Louisiana. Field work will be centered on Peason Ridge Wildlife Management Area as well as Kisatchie National Forest and nearby privately owned property. Primary responsibilities will include rocket net setup, turkey capture and handling, radio-telemetry, habitat sampling and data recording. Candidates with experience including capture, marking, vegetation, and radio telemetry will be given preference, as will candidates with GIS coursework and experience. The position will begin in January 2018 and last through the end of June.
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 previous field experience that includes animal capture and tagging. (2) Have previous experience with radio telemetry and wildlife tracking. (3) Have previous experience with GIS. (4) Have strong interpersonal skills as daily interaction with landowners, hunters, state agency personnel, and other stake holders will occur. (5) Work early mornings and late nights and weekends when necessary. (6) Have experience operating 4wd vehicles and ATV's. (7) Have experience with vegetation sampling and surveys. (8) Have experience with climbing tree stands and doesn’t have a fear of heights. To Apply: Applicants should send via email a single .pdf document (with the subject line titled: Wild Turkey Tech) containing a cover letter that details interest and qualifications for the project, a resume, as well as contact information for 3 references.
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Landon Schofield
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