Ducks Unlimited seeks 5 highly-motivated research technicians to assist with waterfowl and wetland surveys from June 18, 2018 to August 17, 2018. A successful applicant should expect to participate in a waterfowl productivity study assessing wetlands in cropland-dominated landscapes in western Minnesota and north central Iowa.
Major responsibilities will include properly identifying duck broods to species and age class, collecting aquatic invertebrates via activity traps, and collecting wetland metrics to characterize wetland conditions. Successful applicants will be expected to work at least five days each week (i.e., up to 60-80 hours/week). Some weekend work will be required. Field work is physically and mentally demanding and takes place under challenging conditions; therefore, only enthusiastic, dedicated individuals should apply. They will be paid $11.25/hour + overtime.
A strong interest in waterfowl and wetlands ecology, desire to spend long days and early mornings in the field, and determination to get the job done well is required. Experience working in wetlands, identifying waterfowl, invertebrate sampling, and navigating using hard-copy maps are preferred skills. Inquisitive, detail-oriented, and self-motivated applicants are also preferred. 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. Housing and work vehicles will be provided.
To apply for this position, please complete the application materials on this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ducksunli&jobId=181195&lang=en_US&source=CC3, 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.