Research Technician

Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute
Camp Bullis (San Antonio, TX)
Job Category
Full time Positions
$16.00 - $17.00/hr. (with fringe benefits) DOE
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The Research Technician is responsible for project support, management, planning, reporting, and other resources management, and support of field operations at JBSA. The Research Technician shall have good experience in participatory approaches and have full commitment to implement the project in bottom-up approach. In addition, ability to handle specific duties and responsibilities of day-to-day project implementation and provide input to project leadership to attain results to sustain natural resources management and mission capabilities at JBSA. A high percentage of the time is dedicated towards feral hog trapping and other invasive species management projects. To help plan, coordinate and support control strategies, surveys, assessments, monthly and quarterly reports, and to ensure quality and quantity of work being performed is at a high level. Assist in coordination of biological control programs. Assist with ordering and maintaining inventory of supplies as needed for field work. Maintain invasive species database and GIS data layers and generate reports as needed. Gather data and conduct analysis. Coordinate with TAMU NRI leadership regularly on project status and generate reports as needed. Maintain fleet vehicle records and maintenance as needed. Communicate closely with TAMU-NRI staff and AgriLife Extension personnel, to plan and implement the JBSA natural resources effort, through training, wildlife surveys, manage habitat for wildlife, invasive species control, and documentation. Some travel or overnight stay may be required.
Required Experience: Research Technician works under general supervision performs semi-skilled, technical support research work involving performance of assignments requiring modification and adaptation to routine procedures. Work is performed under general supervision with evaluation based on the successful completion of tasks assigned. Experience in protected animal species, research, invasive species, and ecosystem management. Experience in trapping, handling, and general husbandry of wildlife species. Experience in collecting samples, measurement data from experiments, and organizing data, managing and working with assigned project issues. Provides accurate assistance with analysis, tests and maintains data collection and summarization of field trials. Assembles and operates mechanical and technical equipment to assist senior staff members in conducting field experiments and consults in developing procedures. Ability to multi-task and support other working personnel and organizations through various working formats. Experience in aspects of wildlife management (e.g., threatened and endangered species, outdoor recreation, land management, invasive species, etc. Performs other duties as assigned. Required Licenses, Certifications or Registrations: Class C Driver’s License Required Special Knowledge, abilities and skills: Experience with invasive species, threatened and endangered (T&E) species, GIS, outdoor recreation, depredation, and database management. Demonstrated ability to work with groups or teams, public speaking and writing skills use of contemporary office software, Ability to work cooperatively with wildlife professionals, state and federal personnel, and faculty of Texas A&M University, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Service. Ability to develop informational media. Other Requirements or Other Factors: Must be a self-starter and complete objectives in a timely manner. Must have strong networking skills. Must be in good physical condition and ability to work outdoors in rough terrain and inclement weather. Capable of lifting 50 lbs as the job may require long hours or work outdoors involving hiking, bending, lifting etc., and working beyond normal business hours and/or weekends. How to Apply: Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Please write “Camp Bullis Job Application” in the subject line of your email. Include your last name in the file attachment. Submit cover letter detailing your qualifications, resume, transcript (including GPA), and contacts for three references (preferably email address) in one attachment to: Dr. Mathew Kramm at All positions are security sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the Agency’s verification of credential and/or other information required by agency procedures, including the completion of the criminal background check.
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Dr. Mathew Kramm
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