Field Technician Position in Ecology at Kansas State University

Agency
Kansas State Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Location
Elkhart & Scott City Kansas
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
Competitive, dependent on experience
Start Date
02/01/2019
Last Date to Apply
09/28/2018
Description
Two seasonal field technician positions are available at the USGS Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit within the Division of Biology at Kansas State University. As a part of a collaborative conservation and research effort, we are seeking skilled individuals to assist with Lesser Prairie-Chicken translocation in western Kansas and eastern Colorado. The position will consist of a week-to-week rotation between lesser prairie-chicken capture in Scott City, KS and lek monitoring in Elkhart, KS. This is a temporary position, running from February to April 2019. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of three references as a single pdf to Liam Berigan (berigan@ksu.edu) and Carly Aulicky (caulicky@ksu.edu), with the subject line as "Prairie-Chicken Technician Application ". Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. All applications should be submitted no later than September 28th, 2018, and all applicants will be notified no later than October 15th, 2018. Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities, protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check is required.
Qualifications
A successful applicant will possess abilities and expertise with trapping and handling animals (especially birds), VHF radio-telemetry, identification of prairie plant species, and demonstrated ability to collect vegetation data on public and private land. A valid driver’s license is required, and experience with four wheel drive vehicles is preferred. Duties will consist of 60% field data collection, 30% electronic data entry, and 10% equipment maintenance. B.S. in Natural Resources, Biology, or equivalent field is preferred, but not required. We offer a competitive salary and support training opportunities for field and lab techniques.
Contact Person
Liam Berigan & Carly Aulicky
Contact eMail
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