Field Research Technician: Texas

Agency
Quail - Tech/ Texas Tech University
Location
1.5 hours east of Lubbock and/or near Beaver, OK
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$13/hr plus paid overtime, health insurance, insurance, vacation.
Start Date
10/11/2021
Last Date to Apply
12/31/2021
Website
https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25898&siteid=5635#jobDetails=664173_5635
Description
We have an immediate need for an experienced field technician to assist in examining the use of broadcast supplemental feed and resource selection by northern bobwhite in the western rolling plains of Texas and the panhandle of Oklahoma. This job will entail trapping, banding, and tracking northern bobwhite through rugged terrain using both VHF and GPS telemetry. For the right applicant, the possibility exists to learn to pilot a UAV for aerial-based radio telemetry. This project is expected to end in February 2022, but the potential exists to continue working on other ongoing funded and scheduled projects. Lodging is provided as well as 100% employer-paid health insurance, retirement, vacation and sick time. Overtime is paid at 1.5 hourly rate for any hours above 40/week. Questions are welcome at rowdy.white@ttu.edu, but MUST apply at provided website.
Qualifications
This is a field position which requires independent thinking and the ability to be comfortable working alone for days at a time. Problem-solve and work independently (potentially outside of cell service). • Work in wide range of inclement conditions including hot and cold temperatures, hiking over rough terrain, and working very early mornings. • Trap, band, and place necklace style radio-transmitters and GPS backpack transmitters on northern bobwhites and scaled quail • Proficiency in common vegetation sampling techniques • Radio telemetry- Paid experience required. • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and OneDrive, • Proficiency with compass as well as GPS navigation • Proficiency with ATVs and UTVs • Proficiency with 4x4 trucks
Contact Person
Rowdy White
Contact eMail
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