Waterfowl Technician (1)-South Dakota

Agency
South Dakota State University
Location
Northeastern South Dakota and Southeastern North Dakota
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
~$10-12/hour (depending on experience; 40 hours/week), lodging will be provided away from Brookings
Start Date
07/30/2018
Last Date to Apply
07/17/2018
Description
Seeking research technician to assist with a study evaluating hatch year mallard ecology in late summer and fall. This research project will involve using multiple methods to trap hatch year mallards for implantation of abdominal transmitters. The individual will have the opportunity to gain experience interacting with private landowners and representatives from SD Game, Fish, & Parks, ND Game and Fish Department, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, South Dakota State University, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Successful applicant will report to Brookings, SD and then will be expected to travel continually throughout August.
Qualifications
Desired qualifications include experience operating small watercraft (outboard motorboats, kayaks, and canoes), towing and backing trailers, and interacting respectfully with people from a variety of backgrounds. Experience with waterfowl identification and capture via rocket netting, swim-in trapping, drive trapping, and night-lighting are preferred, but not required. Applicants should have a strong work ethic, attention to detail, great critical thinking skills, and the ability to maintain a positive attitude through long hours and a variety of conditions (hot temperatures, cattails, biting insects, etc.). The technician will be present during ~60 mallard surgeries and cannot be squeamish. To apply, please send a resume or CV with 3 references and a cover letter to Cindy Anchor at cynthia.anchor@sdstate.edu. Applications will be reviewed immediately and the position will be filled as soon as possible.
Contact Person
Cindy Anchor
Contact Phone
(570) 490-3445
Contact eMail
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