Northern Bobwhite Technician – Starkville/West Point, Mississippi

Agency
Mississippi State University
Location
Starkville/West Point, MS
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$10/hr
Start Date
04/01/2022
Last Date to Apply
02/15/2021
Description
Job Title: Northern Bobwhite Field Technician Agency: Mississippi State University Location: Starkville/West Point, MS (Prairie Wildlife) Dates: April – August 2022 (flexible) Job Description: Seeking two highly motivated individuals interested in gamebirds, avian species, and agricultural landscapes to assist a graduate student in studies investigating northern bobwhite roost selection, calling behavior, and nesting ecology. • Assist in bobwhite capture using a variety of capture techniques (trapping, spotlighting, mist-netting) • Band, take measurements and attach radio collars • Locate birds through the use of radio telemetry daily • Conduct sunrise calling surveys, locate roost sites at night, and monitor nests/broods • Vegetation sampling daily • Data entry Qualifications: Successful candidates will have a valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and must be available to perform fieldwork full time. Knowledge of radio telemetry, data collection, and handling of birds or other wildlife is ideal, but everyone is encouraged to apply and will be considered despite their experience level. This research can be rigorous and time-consuming. This position will require flexibility to work early mornings, late nights, weekends, and irregular schedules. The ability to work in the field during all weather conditions and in buggy conditions is a must. A strong work ethic, positive attitude, and attention to details are necessary. Experience driving a UTV is also beneficial. Time commitment and pay: 40hr/week at $10.00 an hour. Housing is not provided. Interested applicants, please email a letter of interest, resume, and references to Olivia Lappin (oal18@msstate.edu)
Qualifications
Qualifications: Successful candidates will have a valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and must be available to perform fieldwork full time. Knowledge of radio telemetry, data collection, and handling of birds or other wildlife is ideal, but everyone is encouraged to apply and will be considered despite their experience level. This research can be rigorous and time-consuming. This position will require flexibility to work early mornings, late nights, weekends, and irregular schedules. The ability to work in the field during all weather conditions and in buggy conditions is a must. A strong work ethic, positive attitude, and attention to details are necessary. Experience driving a UTV is also beneficial.
Contact Person
Olivia Lappin
Contact Phone
207-807-1322
Contact eMail
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