Rio Grande Wild Turkey Research Technician – Texas

Agency
School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University
Location
Texas
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$1600 (housing included).
Start Date
01/03/2018
Last Date to Apply
10/16/2017
Description
The School of Renewable Natural Resources at Louisiana State University is seeking an experienced field technician to assist a graduate student with Masters Research evaluating impacts of habitat selection on demography in Rio Grande wild turkey reproductive ecology in Texas Parks and Wildlife District 7 (Oaks and Prairies Region). Field work will be conducted in conjunction with Texas Parks and Wildlife staff across a suite of private lands. Primary responsibilities will include drop net setup, turkey capture and handling, radio-telemetry, habitat sampling and data recording. Candidates with experience including capture, marking, vegetation, and radio telemetry will be given preference, as will candidates with GIS coursework and experience. The position will begin in January 2018 and last through July 2018
Qualifications
Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants that have a B.S. in wildlife ecology or related field. Competitive candidates will be expected to: (1) Have previous field experience that includes animal capture and tagging. (2) Have previous experience with radio telemetry and wildlife tracking. (3) Have previous experience with GIS. (4) Have strong interpersonal skills as daily interaction with landowners, hunters, state agency personnel, and other stake holders will occur. (5) Work early mornings and late nights when necessary. (6) Have experience operating 4wd vehicles and ATV's. (7) Have experience with vegetation sampling (especially Texas flora) and surveys. To Apply: Applicants should send via email a single .pdf document (with the subject line titled: Wild Turkey Tech) containing a cover letter that details interest, experience and qualifications for the project, a resume, as well as contact information for 3 references.
Contact Person
David Moscicki
Contact eMail
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