Wildlife Technician – Texas

Agency
Quail - Tech / Texas Tech University
Location
Lubbock, TX
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
DOE
Start Date
01/15/2020
Last Date to Apply
01/08/2020
Website
https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25898&siteid=5635#jobDetails=483418_5635
Description
Full-time temporary (six months) seasonal fieldwork position with benefits. Term extension possible pending need and funding. The successful applicant will assist in conducting various facets of a large-scale quail research and education program in the Rolling Plains of Texas. Our study area consists of 25 private ranches and projects include cutting edge research technology including GPS radio transmitters, habitat mapping drones, and miniature VHF radios for monitoring chick survival. Lodging provided during field work. Requires: Problem-solve and work independently (potentially outside of cell service). Work in wide range of inclement conditions (both hot and cold). Trap, band, and place necklace style radio-transmitters and GPS backpack transmitters on northern bobwhites and scaled quail. Proficiency in common vegetation sampling techniques. Operate a state vehicle. Radio telemetry. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and OneDrive. Proficiency with compass as well as GPSr navigation. Proficiency with ATVs and UTVs. Proficiency with 4x4 trucks. Occasional Duties: Deploy scent stations to monitor meso-predators using trail cameras. Participate in spring and fall call counts. Care for captive bobwhites in the research facility. Participate in outreach events. Assist with UAV flights as a visual observer. Light duty construction projects and building, and vehicle maintenance.
Qualifications
Required Qualifications: High School or equivalent and two years work experience. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's in Natural Resources Management, Wildlife Biology or closely related field. Experience with birds and telemetry is strongly desired. Plant identification of Rolling Plains of Texas flora. Apply online at: https://www.sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25898&siteid=5635#jobDetails=483418_5635
Contact Person
Rowdy White
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