Field Technician(s)- Wildlife and Tick Responses to Forest Management-Tennessee

Agency
Tennessee State University, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Location
William B. Bankhead National Forest, AL
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$1,000/month
Start Date
05/16/2018
Last Date to Apply
05/01/2018
Website
https://wbsutton.wordpress.com/
Description
The Wildlife Ecology Lab at Tennessee State University (https://wbsutton.wordpress.com/) is looking for 2 seasonal field technicians to assist a Ph.D. student with field sampling of small mammals, ticks, and possibly reptiles in the William B. Bankhead National Forest in northern Alabama. The focus of the project is to evaluate the impacts of forest management techniques on tick and wildlife populations as well as tick-borne pathogens. Primary duties will include assisting with handling and processing of small mammals caught in the field via Sherman small mammal traps as well as drag sampling for ticks. Other duties include maintaining field equipment as well as the ability to use map, compass, and GPS navigation. Housing (shared), and field equipment provided. Vehicle provided during work days.
Qualifications
Technicians must be in good physical condition and capable of working in unfavorable environmental conditions (e.g. rain, heat, snake and tick infested forests, etc.). Preference will be given to applicants with a B.S. in Wildlife, Forestry, Natural Resources, Environmental Science or a related field with experience conducting scientific field research. A valid U.S. driver’s license, clean background and positive attitude are required. *Upload a single document with (1) cover letter describing interest and relevant experience, (2) a CV/resume, and (3) a list of three professional/academic references with contact information to the following email: bnewman1@my.tnstate.edu
Contact Person
Brent C. Newman
Contact Phone
972-897-2268
Contact eMail
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