Field Assistants (3) – Tennessee Wild Turkey Project

University of Tennessee - Knoxville
South-Central Tennessee
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$9/hour with 1.5x overtime pay after 40 hours/week (equaling approximately $2000/month) Will work 50-60 hours a week
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The Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville is looking for two field technicians to assist a graduate student with their research project. The project is a study of eastern wild turkey population dynamics, and reproductive ecology. The field work will take place primarily on private lands in the south-central counties of Tennessee. The primary job duties will include: • Tracking turkeys via radio telemetry • Nest monitoring and searching • Poult trapping and monitoring • Vegetation sampling of nest and brood locations • Recording accurate and unbiased data, and data entry. The position will run from March through July. Shared housing and a work vehicle are provided.
Candidates with a B.S. degree in wildlife sciences or any related major are highly preferred. Candidates 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 also 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 “Field Assistant – Last Name” to Joe Quehl ( with a letter of interest, resume, and email addresses for three references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
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Joe Quehl
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