Invasive Species Technician-Texas

University of Illinois
Fort Hood, Texas
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$13.50 per hour
Last Date to Apply
Seasonal technician needed from approximately 13 Aug 2018 – 25 Jan 2019 to assist with Fort Hood’s wild pig control program. Primary duties will be to assist the Natural and Cultural Resources Management Branch (NCRMB) biologists with trap deployment, relocation, and maintenance. Technicians will assist with the processing of captured animals including removing from traps, transporting to holding area, and collecting necessary data. Additionally, technician will help with identifying locations of pig activities for trap deployment, which will include game camera management. As necessary, maintenance of facilities and equipment will be required. Occasional opportunities to assist NCRMB biologists with various game programs may occur. Previous experience with any of these activities is a plus. Work hours will be flexible and will include heavy lifting in hot, sunny environments with mosquitoes, chiggers, fire ants, cacti, snakes, and poison ivy. Workweeks are typically 40 hours and technician is expected to be available for a flex schedule and weekend work. Technician must provide their own housing and transportation to and from Fort Hood. The use of work truck is provided but is limited to duty hours and on the installation only. To apply, e-mail cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Include “Fall 2018 Invasive Species Tech” in subject line of e-mail. Applications will be reviewed and the position offered as qualified applicants are received. Be sure to apply early for consideration.
An Associates or Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred. Applicants must be in good physical condition, and able to lift up to 70-lbs. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. Experience with off-road vehicle operation and familiarity with Fort Hood are a plus. Experience with use and maintenance of small power equipment is preferred. Once selected, applicants will be required to pass a background check before hiring is complete.
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