Field Assistants (2) – Tennessee Wild Turkey Project – Tennessee

University of Tennessee
South-Central Tennessee
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$7.86/hour with 1.5x overtime pay after 40 hours/week (equaling approximately $1500/month)
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The Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville is looking for two field technicians to assist a graduate student with their dissertation research project. The project is a study of eastern wild turkey population dynamics, reproductive ecology, and adult survival. The field work will take place primarily on private lands in the south-central counties of Tennessee. The primary job duties will include: rocket-net setup, turkey trapping and handling, radio telemetry, nest monitoring, poult monitoring, vegetation sampling, data recording, and data entry. The position will run from January through June. Shared housing is provided. ***Due to COVID-19, up to a 2 week quarantine period may be required depending upon University of Tennessee and CDC requirements. ***
Candidates with a B.S. degree in wildlife sciences or any related major are highly preferred. Candidates with experience trapping and handling upland game birds along with radio-telemetry experience will be given preference. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license, strong communication skills, a strong work ethic, be able to work alone unsupervised, and be able to behave professionally while interacting with private landowners, state agency personnel, or any citizens they encounter. Preference will be given to candidates that have knowledge of habitat sampling techniques, can handle spending long periods of time in extreme weather settings, and can manage early mornings. Knowledge of operating 4-wheel drive vehicles is highly preferred, but not required. To apply, please submit a single PDF document titled “Your Last Name – Field Assistant” to Lindsey Phillips ( with a letter of interest, resume, and email addresses for three references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
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Lindsey Phillips
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