White-tailed Deer Capture Technicians (3): Southern Mississippi

Agency
Mississippi State University
Location
Southern Mississippi
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$13-14/hour depending on experience and housing will be provided near research sites
Start Date
11/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
10/31/2021
Website
http://msudeerlab.com/
Description
This is a 4- to 6-month position working for Mississippi State University. Capture technicians will assist a lead technician with capturing deer for research on population responses to habitat management. Capture methods include dart rifles, suspended net projectors, and corral traps. Position duties include but are not limited to: 1) monitoring trail cameras at capture sites, 2) capturing deer from tree stands and ground blinds via above methods, and 3) interfacing with agency biologists and private landowners. Position start date is flexible between November 1-30, 2021.
Qualifications
Bachelor's degree or upper level status in wildlife biology, ecology, or related discipline. Applicants MUST have a valid driver's license and be qualified to drive a state-owned vehicle. Preference will be given to candidates with ungulate capture and immobilization experience, a field research background, and archery hunting experience. Candidates must be able to take detailed field notes and follow strict capture protocols. Applicants must able to carry 50 lbs. of equipment two hundred yards over rough ground. Candidates should be prepared to work at night, on weekends, irregular hours, and live in close quarters as part of a team. Excellent work ethic and communication skills are mandatory. To apply, please send a resume and contact information for 3 references as a single PDF file to Luke Resop at lr1177@msstate.edu with “Capture Technician Application” in the subject line. For questions, call Luke at 717-339-9167. Position will be open until suitable candidates are found
Contact Person
Luke Resop
Contact Phone
7173399167
Contact eMail
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