White-tailed Deer Capture Technicians: Southern and Central Illinois

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Carbondale or Lake Shelbyville, Illinois
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$13 / hr (housing is provided)
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The Spatial Wildlife and Ecology Lab (SWEL) at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is seeking 7 technicians to assist in the capture of adult white-tailed deer in Southern and Central Illinois. This project is funded through the USDA and IL DNR, and the data collected will be used to analyze spatial and behavioral ecology of adult deer. The capture season will start in January 2023 and end in March 2023, with flexible start dates between January 2nd and 8th. Housing will be provided. Interested applicants should send resumes and an optional cover letter to stephanie.honcharenko@siu.edu. Technicians will be responsible for capturing adult deer using clover traps and drop nets, fitting deer with GPS collars, and collecting other relevant data from captured deer. Daily responsibilities will include checking, baiting, and maintaining traps. Dart guns will be used to meet additional project requirements and goals.
Necessary Qualifications: Experience handling and capturing wildlife in the field Knowledge of ungulate biology and ecology Ability to work outdoors in potentially difficult conditions Ability to live and work with others for extended periods of time Degree in wildlife, ecology, natural resources, or related field Desired Qualifications: Experience capturing deer with clover traps, drop nets, and dart guns Experience administering drugs for wildlife immobilization Excellent telemetry skills Application deadline: Submit applications by October 7th, 2022; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Southern Illinois University Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution in accordance with Civil Rights legislation the college and employees do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran or other factors prohibited by law in any of its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment practices.
Contact Person
Stephanie Honcharenko
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