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Invasive Species Technician-Texas
Universtiy of Illinois
Fort Hood, TX
Last Date to Apply
Seasonal technician needed from approximately 02 Apr to 11 Sep 2018 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 be responsible to 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 NRMB 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 mosquitos, 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.
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. Once selected, applicants will be required to pass a background check before hiring is complete.
To apply, e-mail cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to email@example.com. Include “Invasive Species Tech 2018” 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.