The Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Kansas State University and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism are conducting research on ring-necked pheasant survival rates and habitat use in Kansas spring cover crops. Two technicians are needed from May through September to assist tracking and monitoring of female pheasants. Primary duties include tracking individuals using telemetry, monitoring nests, flushing broods, conducting vegetation surveys, collecting insect samples and entering data. Technicians will also have the opportunity to assist with other research in the area. Successful applicants will have an enthusiasm for field work, have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, be attentive to detail and be highly motivated during the work week.
Kansas is known for its unpredictable weather conditions with extreme shifts possible weekly. Those that apply should be physically fit enough to work in extreme temperatures (below freezing and above 90F). A strong work ethic and positive attitude is required! Previous experience with handling birds, conducting radio-telemetry, and surveying vegetation is preferred but not required. Technicians should be able to lift 50lbs, work independently and in a team setting. Applicants should be comfortable in rural, farming communities and operating four-wheel drive vehicles. Shared field housing is provided.
All applicants are subject to Kansas State University and Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit hiring requirements which include driving record and criminal background checks. Current first aid and CPR, First Aid and AED certification is required prior to employment. Positions are temporary and grant funded.
If interested, please contact Adela Annis (email@example.com) AND Alixandra Godar (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 22nd, 2018. Application materials include: 1) a cover letter stating your interest in the position, 2) resume with past experience and 3) contact information (phone AND email) for three references. Please submit materials in a SINGLE PDF or Word document.