Waterfowl Survey Technician: North Alabama

Auburn University
North Alabama
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This position will assist with fieldwork and office work related to a master’s project in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University. The project is a collaboration between Auburn University and Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and will assess the effects of hunting disturbance on wintering waterfowl relative abundance in the Alabama’s Tennessee River Valley. Four technicians are needed to assist a graduate student with data collection and analysis. Primary duties will include conducting UAV surveys across several management units in North Alabama and assisting with drone imagery analysis. Technicians may be required to obtain a drone pilot’s license (paid for by the project). Other duties may include conducting hunter surveys to acquire data on hunting pressure, data entry, and equipment maintenance. This position will start October 2021 and end February 2022 (specific dates TBD) and will be approximately 40 hours/week with a salary of $12.00 per hour. Housing will be provided at no cost.
A bachelor’s degree or sufficient relevant work experience in wildlife biology or related fields. Applicants with previous experience with drone technology and excellent waterfowl ID will be given preference. Field experience in the collection and management of large quantity datasets will add to candidate competitiveness. Other preferred qualifications include experience driving 4X4 vehicles and entering data into Excel spreadsheets. Technician must have a valid driver’s license and be able to work variable hours and days, including night work. You may also be required to work holidays. Candidates should be prepared to work in winter conditions, including cold and wet conditions, and driving on icy/snowy/muddy roads. Excellent organizational (including record-keeping and note-taking), time-management, and problem-solving skills are all desired characteristics. Technician should be able to communicate professionally with others including land managers and the general public. To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references as a single PDF to Brittany Hansey at brh0029@auburn.edu.
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