Golden-winged and Blue-winged Warbler Technician (1)-Wisconsin

Agency
University of Illinois
Location
Fort McCoy, Wisconsin
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$14.00/hr
Start Date
04/20/2018
Last Date to Apply
03/10/2018
Description
We are seeking one field technician to assist in a study that will examine how social cues impact habitat selection decisions in Golden-winged and Blue-winged Warblers. Most of the work will be conducted at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin but will also involve some work in Vilas County, Wisconsin. The position will begin in late April and will end August 1. Technician duties will include mist-netting/banding, collecting blood samples, re-sighting color-banded birds, conducting point counts, spot mapping territories, recording behavioral observations, vegetation surveys, and data entry. Housing will be provided in Tomah, Wisconsin but the technician will be expected to cover the cost (expected cost will be around $300-400/month). Field vehicle will be provided.
Qualifications
Successful applicants will demonstrate excellent communication skills, be able to work independently, and be comfortable working on an active military base. Technicians must have full hearing and color vision, be able to carry heavy equipment (up to 50lbs), tolerate hot temperatures, high humidity, and biting insects while maintaining a positive attitude. Banding experience is preferred. Applicants must have current eligibility to work in the U.S, a valid U.S. driver’s license, and will need to pass a background check before hiring. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references in one file to styndel2@Illinois.edu (Stephen Tyndel). Please indicate “Fort McCoy” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and hiring decisions will be made as soon as a qualified candidate is found.
Contact Person
Stephen Tyndel
Contact eMail
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