JOB DUTIES: Assist with the collection of field, survey and other data associated with waterfowl, nongame birds, and fisheries programs. Technician also will be responsible for data entry and analysis and assisting with or responsible for writing reports. Completion of other duties as assigned.
Examples of work: Survey various bird communities, as well as fish abundance, conduct vegetation and water quality sampling.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES: Basic knowledge of wildlife management and ecology principles. Applicant must have strong writing and communication skills. He/she must be proficient at the identification of waterbirds by sight and/or sound. Applicants must be able to tolerate working odd and sometimes long hours as necessary. Applicant must also be able to work both independently and in a team and is comfortable working in remote areas.
The ability to identify common aquatic vegetation species is desired but not required. Must be physically able to independently lift large heavy objects (40-50 pounds) such as a kayak in and out of a pickup truck. The ability to safely transport and operate off road vehicles and watercraft. A working knowledge of data entry and use of personal computers. Experience with MS Word and MS Excel and other software packages is desirable.
QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: 12 semester hours or the equivalent of post high school coursework/training in fisheries management, natural resources and/or biology OR 6 months experience in wildlife/recreation or fisheries management.
Other: Applicant is required to have a valid driver’s license.
TO APPLY: Apply online at statejobs.nebraska.gov. Applications must be entered on or before the application deadline to be considered.