Wildlife Field Technician (Intermittent Employee)-Louisiana

Agency
Mississippi State University
Location
Louisiana Gulf Coast
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$9.50/hour
Start Date
03/18/2019
Last Date to Apply
03/01/2019
Description
Highly motivated individual interested in coastal wetlands and waterbird and waterfowl ecology to work from early March 2019 through approximately July 2019. Technician will assist graduate student assessing the efficacy of marsh terracing in Gulf Coastal Louisiana. The technician will primarily assist with spring breeding secretive marsh bird surveys, mottled duck nest detection, vegetation sampling, and data entry. Candidates should be prepared to work long, irregular hours, sometimes on weekends, and overnight travel to field sites for multiple nights. *Housing and field equipment will be provided.
Qualifications
Successful candidates will have a valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and must be available to perform field work full time. B.S. in wildlife ecology or related biological sciences is also required. Knowledge of secretive marsh birds and waterfowl identification and calls, experience operating surface drive boats, and a valid Louisiana boating license is preferred. Studying an array of birds amid coastal wetlands can be rigorous and time consuming. A strong work ethic, positive attitude, and attention to details are necessary. Please attach a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 3 references in a single PDF denoted with your last name (ex. Lastname_Resume.pdf) to mbm391@msstate.edu with “Terrace Tech” in the subject line. Please include earliest start date in your letter of interest.
Contact Person
Madelyn McFarland
Contact Phone
(225) 362-8389
Contact eMail
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