Elk habitat technician-Minnesota

University of Minnesota
Floodwood, Minnesota, USA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$14/hour for 40 hours/week; housing will be provided.
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Four (4) technicians are needed for an assessment of habitat suitability for a potential restoration of elk in northeastern Minnesota, USA. For more information on the project, see http://elk.umn.edu/. The technicians will work as a team to collect data related to habitat suitability for elk. The crew will enter field data as a team and independently. The team will be based out of Floodwood, MN, with field sites in northeast MN. A vehicle will be provided for transportation between the housing and field sites. We are looking for applicants who will take pride in collecting and entering high-quality ecological data, are hard-working, and have a positive and team-oriented attitude. May involve occasional work on other projects associated with the lab of James Forester (http://foresterlab.cfans.umn.edu/) at the University of Minnesota.
Minimum qualifications include seeking an undergraduate degree, in Wildlife, Forestry, Natural Resources, Botany, or related major (equivalent experience and background is acceptable); a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and ability to drive for at least two hours at a time; ability to work in challenging terrain (full sun, high humidity, wet, mucky ground); ability to closely follow tree measurement and percent coverage protocol and data entering instructions; attention to detail and accuracy in data collection; experience interacting with landowners; coursework and/or experience identifying plants; and willingness to spend long days in the field working and hiking through dense ground vegetation and wet environments with biting insects. This job requires people who have high attention to detail, are able to follow precise protocol, and possess a positive attitude. Must be willing to occasionally camp near field site for field work. Persons interested in interviewing for a position should email a letter of interest and resume with names and contact information (phone and email) for two references to Dr. Nicholas McCann (mccan062@umn.edu). Please include (in caps) ELK HABITAT TECHNICIAN and YOUR LAST NAME in the email subject line.
Contact Person
Dr. Nicholas McCann
Contact Phone
(763) 286-2215
Contact eMail
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