Wildlife survey in the giant cane habitat; technician: Southern Illinois

Agency
Southern Illinois University
Location
Southern Illinois University
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
S12/hour
Start Date
04/01/2022
Last Date to Apply
01/10/2022
Description
The Cooperative Wildlife Research Lab at Southern Illinois University is hiring 2 experienced field technicians for a project investigating habitat use of wildlife in giant cane habitat in southern Illinois during April-September 2022. Field duties will include scouting for giant cane habitats, contacting private landowners, conducting point count surveys for birds, setting camera traps for medium-sized and large mammals and track stations for small mammals, and placing coverboards and PVC pipes for herps. Office-related duties will include data entry and identifying wildlife species from camera traps and track plates. Salary is $12/hour. Housing is not included, but local rental options are plentiful.
Qualifications
To be considered for this position, 1 applicant must have experience with bird calls in the Midwest; both applicants must have appropriate field experience, and have or be working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Management, Biology, Natural Resources, Environmental Science, or a related field. Candidates must also have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record, a strong work ethic, be comfortable contacting private landowners and communicating with the public, be able to work both independently and in team settings, and be comfortable with working long, irregular hours in rugged field conditions with hot/humid summer weather with ample insects and poison ivy. We expect the candidates to abide by the Illinois executive order regarding COVID vaccination status (https://www.illinois.gov/government/executive-orders/executive-order.executive-order-number-20.2021.html). To apply, send an email containing your CV/resume, a brief cover letter describing your interest in the project and relevant experience, and contact information for three references, to MJ Suriyamongkol (thanchira.suriyamongkol@enmu.edu). Please write “Research Technician” in the subject line of the email. Applications will be received until1 January 2022, or until positions are filled.
Contact Person
MJ Suriyamongkol
Contact eMail
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