Wild Turkey Biologist Aides – Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Game Commission
Various across Pennsylvania
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is hiring 8 Biologist Aide positions ($14.88/hour; 3-year limited term) to work as part of an Agency team to provide field support for multi-faceted turkey research initiatives during 2022-2027. Primary duties include: locating wild turkey flocks on public and private lands; contacting private landowners requesting permission to trap turkeys on their land; capturing wild turkeys using rocket nets; attaching transmitters and leg bands; collecting biological samples; monitoring movements and survival of radio-tagged turkeys; conducting vegetation surveys at turkey nest sites; recording data accurately; entering data on computer; conducting data analysis; and providing neat and accurate summaries of results. Long hours (including early morning/late evening) and weekend work are expected in all types of field conditions. Employee must be able to lift 50lbs. and carry it for 100 meters. Successful applicant will be adaptable, detail-oriented, enthusiastic, self-motivated, able to work independently and present them self in a well-kept, professional manner at all times. A valid driver’s license is required. State vehicle supplied, or mileage reimbursed for personal vehicle. Research will occur on 4 study areas across Pennsylvania: Wildlife Management Units (WMU) 2D, 4D, 3D, and 5C. Applicant is expected to reside within the WMU where they are working. A map of WMUs can be found at: https://www.pgc.pa.gov/Wildlife/HabitatManagement/WildlifeManagementUnits/Pages/default.aspx Email cover letter, copy of transcripts (official copies not required), resume and contact information for 3 references to: Justin Vreeland, Pennsylvania Game Commission, jvreeland@pa.gov or mail to: Justin Vreeland, Pennsylvania Game Commission, 8627 William Penn Highway, Huntingdon, PA 16652. Please indicate which WMUs you are applying for (you may apply for all WMUs) in your cover letter. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
A college degree in wildlife management or related field and general wildlife field experience (person works independently in rough terrain), proficiency with navigating with a compass, GPS, Excel, Microsoft Word and the Internet are required. The person must be able to communicate effectively via both written & orally, always represent the Game Commission in a professional/well-kept manner, and interact well with the public and agency personnel.
Contact Person
Justin Vreelan
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