Seasonal Waterfowl Research Technicians-Nebraska

Ducks Unlimited
Wood River, NE
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Ducks Unlimited seeks four highly-motivated research technicians to assist with waterbird surveys from February 11, 2019 to April 19, 2019 – start and end dates may vary by a day or two. A successful applicant should expect to participate in a waterfowl and shorebird spring migration study in the Rainwater Basin of Nebraska (NE). Field operations will be based out of Wood River, NE with housing and work vehicles provided. Major responsibilities will include properly identifying waterfowl and shorebirds to species and social groups. Successful applicants will be expected to work at least five days each week (i.e., 40 hours per week). Some weekend work may be required. Field work is physically and mentally demanding and takes place under challenging conditions. Therefore, only enthusiastic, dedicated individuals should apply.
A strong interest in waterfowl and wetlands ecology and determination to get the job done is required. Inquisitive, detail-oriented, and self-motivated applicants are preferred. Experience identifying waterfowl and shorebirds, navigating using hard-copy maps, and operating 4WD vehicles are also preferred skills. Successful applicants will be expected to work safely and effectively in a rural setting without direct supervision. A valid driver’s license and clean driving record is required. If selected, applicants will be required to pass a drug test prior to the start date. To apply for this position, complete the online application at or and attach a cover letter, resume, and daytime contact information (email & phone numbers) for 3 professional references. Applications will be considered as they are received, and positions will remain open until filled.
Contact Person
Mason Sieges
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