Seasonal Field Technician – Suburban Deer Management

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Eastern MA and Central NY
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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We are seeking 2 technicians to assist in a graduate research project investigating the interactions between local wildlife management practices, white-tailed deer populations, and vegetative communities in Massachusetts and New York. The primary fieldwork will consist of performing vegetation surveys and maintaining an extensive trail camera network. Additional duties will include classifying trail camera photos. The field portion of this position will start in mid-May and continue until mid-August. Housing will be provided while in the field, with the possibility for remote work (image classification) to continue following the field season. This is a full-time (40 hours/week), temporary position. The schedule will be variable and dependent on weather conditions. Physical demands of this position require hiking on and off trail while carrying field equipment ≥25 lbs. Please email Jamie Goethlich at with any questions about this position. To apply, please visit the UW application page ( and submit the following documents. 1. A one page cover letter highlighting interest and qualifications. 2. A curriculum vitae (CV) or resume. 3. Contact information for 3 professional references.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a valid US driver’s license, and be qualified to drive a state-owned vehicle. Additionally, applicants must be able to collect detailed data in uncomfortable conditions (e.g., biting insects, poison ivy, hot and humid conditions). Applicants should be capable of working effectively in small groups, and interacting with members of the public and stakeholder groups. Desired Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who are enrolled in or have completed a degree in biology, wildlife management, natural resources, or a related field. Ideally, candidates would have experience working with vegetation of the northeastern US, however, plant ID skills are not required and can be learned on the job.
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Jamie Goethlich
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