The College of Forestry, Agriculture, and Natural Resources is seeking two technician to assist with an ongoing wild turkey camera trapping study in the Ozark and Ouachita mountains in Arkansas. Successful applicants will work with university staff, graduate students, and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission employees to help provide population estimates of wild turkey in these regions. Technician duties include: deployment, maintenance, and retrieval of game cameras as well as maintaining and monitoring of bait stations and assisting with trapping efforts. Field work will begin in the first week of January and continue until the first week of April. Each technician will be in charge of a separate field site and must be comfortable working alone for portions of the field season.
To apply, please submit a current resume or CV, cover letter, and a list of three references to WaltersCM@uamont.edu. Feel free to send any questions about these positions to the same email.
Review of applications will begin immediately.
- Bachelor’s degree with coursework in wildlife biology, ecology, or a related field
- Knowledge and experience with the operation of basic research tools, such as a hand-held GPS and game cameras
- Ability to lift bags of corn weighing in excess of forty pounds on a daily basis
- Ability to work in variable conditions such as: long days, cold temperatures, and rugged terrain
- Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends
- Ability to work individually and as part of a team
- Strong attention to detail and the ability to maintain detailed notes
- Experience operating 4-wheel drive vehicles and ATVs
- Willingness to work in a remote setting, often without cell service or internet
- Valid U.S. driver’s license and the ability to drive University vehicles
- Prior experience in camera trap surveys
- Prior experience banding and/or trapping wild turkeys with rocket nets
- Experience with backing and loading trailers