Northern Bobwhite Technician; Tennessee

Agency
University of Tennessee
Location
La Grange, TN
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$10/hr for 40 hours/week; $15/hr after 40 hours
Start Date
03/06/2023
Last Date to Apply
03/04/2023
Website
https://ag.tennessee.edu/herbert/Pages/default.aspx
Description
The Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville is looking for a field assistant to assist a graduate student with their research on Northern Bobwhite population dynamics, reproductive ecology, adult survival, and habitat use. Fieldwork takes place on a quail focal in central Tennessee. Primary job duties include: capturing and handling northern bobwhite, radio telemetry, documentation of mortalities, vegetation mensuration, game camera management, nest searching, data recording, and data entry. The position will run from 06 March 2023 (start date negotiable) through 23 August 2023, with the possibility of an extension into the fall based on job performance. Housing and a project 4wd truck will be provided. Overtime work will be expected and compensated at a rate of 1.5x the hourly rate. The University of Tennessee does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in provision of educational programs and services or employment opportunities and benefits. This policy extends to both employment by and admission to the University. The University does not discriminate on the basis race, sex or disability in the education programs and activities pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Inquiries and charges of violation concerning Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, ADA or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) or any of the other above referenced policies should be directed to the Business Office, 218 Morgan Hall, (865) 974-7275. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the above address.
Qualifications
Candidates with a B.S. degree in wildlife science or related majors are highly preferred. Candidates with experience with animal capture, handling, and radio telemetry are also highly preferred. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license, strong communication skills, a strong work ethic, be able to work alone unsupervised, knowledge of operating 4-wheel drive vehicles, and be able to behave professionally while interacting with the general public and state agency personnel that they may encounter. To apply, please submit a cover letter, a resume, and email addresses and phone numbers for three references via email as a single PDF document to Elizabeth Burken (eburken@utk.edu). Title the email and document as “Field Assistant Application - Your Last Name” Applications will be reviewed and interviewed as they are received.
Contact Person
Elizabeth Burken
Contact Phone
3192422712
Contact eMail
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