Field Assistant- Wild Turkey-Tennessee

University of Tennessee
South-Central Tennessee
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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The Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries at the University of Tennessee is looking for two technicians to assist a graduate student, for six months, with their Master’s research project. The project is a study of Eastern wild turkey reproductive ecology. The field work will take place primarily on private land in south-central Tennessee. The primary job duties will consist of radio-telemetry, poult capture and monitoring, vegetation sampling and data recording/entry. Candidates must be in good physical condition and capable of working long hours in high heat with biting insects while maintaining a positive attitude. Field housing and work vehicles are provided.
Candidates with a B.S. degree in wildlife sciences or related major are highly preferred. The ideal candidate will have experience using radio-telemetry, gps, ArcGIS, good field observation skills, and regional plant id skills. The candidate must have strong communication skills, work ethic and behave professionally while conversing with private landowners, state agency personnel or any citizens they encounter. Experience operating 4-wheel drive vehicles is a must. The candidate must have the ability to work well with members of the team and enjoy living with the team members. To apply please send your cover letter, resume and list of three references to Vincent Johnson.
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