Ducks Unlimited seeks 2 highly-motivated research technicians to assist with waterfowl surveys from February 12, 2018 to April 13, 2018. A successful applicant should expect to participate in a waterfowl spring migration study in the Rainwater Basin of Nebraska. Field operations will be based out of Wood River, Nebraska.
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.
Housing and work vehicles provided.
A strong interest in waterfowl and wetlands ecology and determination to get the job done well is required. Inquisitive, detail-oriented, and self-motivated applicants are preferred. Experience identifying waterfowl and navigating using hard-copy maps 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.
“To apply for this position, complete the online application at www.ducks.org/jobs 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.”