Multiple field technicians are needed to assist with eastern wild turkey research at several locations in Alabama from February 15, 2018 to October 31, 2018. Responsibilities will include trapping, marking, and monitoring the survival and movements of turkeys in remote locations following detailed protocols; conducting camera, audio, and brood surveys for turkeys in undeveloped areas; maintaining and storing research equipment; constructing traps; and using 4-wheel drive vehicles to access remote locations. Other duties will include entering and proofing collected data on computers, and maintenance of field equipment including vehicles, electronic equipment, tools, traps and trapping supplies. Survey efforts will require working long hours in variable field conditions (heat, humidity, snakes, insects, etc.) and living at remote field sites with limited amenities. Housing will be provided.
Applicants should have a strong interest in wildlife management and previous experience working under field conditions. Candidates must have navigation skills using GPS to navigate roadless areas; ability to use radio-telemetry equipment and computers; and the ability to detect and identify turkey age classes and sexes. Preference will be given to individuals with experience capturing, banding, and radio-tracking wild animals; ability to identify, and determine sex and age of wild turkey by sight. Preference will be given to experienced candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree in wildlife science or a related field. Applicants should also be able to work independently as well as part of a team. A valid driver’s license and good driving record are required. A background check will be performed upon selection.
To apply send (1) COVER LETTER highlighting relevant experience and your specific interests in the project, (2) RESUME, and (3) names and contact information for at least 3 relevant REFERENCES to: Carolyn E. Moore, 3301 Forestry & Wildlife Building, Auburn University, AL 36849, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be reviewed as they are received.