Job Description: Duties include scouting and baiting trap sites daily, clearing and prepping trap sites, organizing and preparing trapping equipment and supplies, and trapping wild turkey. Duties included, monitoring of radio collared wild turkey, locating possible nests, locating roost sites at night, and conducting brood surveys.
Field conditions include often inclement weather that is often hot, humid, and involves multiple biting insects (mosquitos, ticks, chiggers, etc.). General conditions include pine flatwoods with minimal road access.
Qualifications: Applicants preferably should have a back ground in wildlife field research and are working toward or have completed a B.S. in Wildlife biology, Forestry, or a related field. Applicants must be able to tolerate harsh environmental conditions, early mornings, and long hours. Applicants must also be able to operate 4x4 vehicles with and without trailers and ATVs. They must also be able to navigate using maps, compass, and GPS technology and follow instructions. Applicants must also be comfortable with working alone on all the above listed duties. A valid U.S. driver’s license is required.
Applicants ideally should have experience with turkey trapping and/or radio telemetry.
Applicants must be able to start Early January and work through at least May 1.
To apply, send cover letter, resume, a list of outdoor activities/hobbies, and contact information for 3 references as a SINGLE PDF DOCUMENT to Tyler.Pittman@myfwc.com