Field Technician – TEXAS

Agency
Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute
Location
Texas
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$‐1,000 every 2 weeks, depending on qualifications
Start Date
12/15/2017 thru 02/28/18
Last Date to Apply
10/30/2017
Description
Essential Duties: The Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute is looking for 1 motivated Field Biologist to assist field crew leaders in locating bat hibernacula and characterize habitat conditions across the region prior to the arrival of White-nose Syndrome (WNS) on both public and private lands. Duties May Include but are Not Limited to: • Communicating with private landowners and TPWD personnel • Hiking rough terrain for long periods of time • Identification of roosting bats • Using Pettersson D500x and Anabat Roost Loggers • Entering data
Qualifications
Required Education: B.S. in wildlife science, biology/zoology, ecology, or closely related fields. Required Experience: Previous field research experience. Interest and willingness to work 6+ days per week. A positive attitude in adverse environmental conditions various terrains. Ability to operate 4X4 trucks. Must be comfortable working on private land and interacting with landowners. Selected individuals must have excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as strong organizational and problem-­‐solving skills, good work ethic, and a strong desire to complete projects on time and in a professional manner. Preferred Experience: Preference will be given to applicants: with previous field experience pertaining to bats, using handheld GPS unit, and using Microsoft Excel, Google Earth, and ArcMap. Experience with caving, and/or rock climbing desired. Experience with camping also desired. Required licenses: Valid and current driver’s license. Vaccinations: Must have pre-exposure rabies series vaccinations. Documents: Include your last name in the file attachment. Submit cover letter detailing your qualifications, resume (including GPA), and contacts for 3 references (preferably email address) in 1 attachment to: melissa.meierhofer@ag.tamu.edu
Contact Person
Melissa Meierhofer
Contact eMail
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