Monday, September 22, 2014

Hiring - Pheasant Research Technician – Nebraska

Description: One temporary field technician is needed to assist graduate research of ring-necked pheasant behavior and habitat use and hunter movement in Southwestern Nebraska. The technician will assist with nightlighting within the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Southwest “Focus on Pheasant” area. Primary duties will be capturing wild pheasants and attaching radio collars. The technician will also conduct hunter surveys and monitor hunter movements. Work requires physically fit individuals capable of working through the night in adverse conditions. Successful applicants will be highly motivated, have an enthusiasm for field work and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Qualifications: Knowledge, skills, and abilities
- Ability to collect detailed data efficiently and accurately both independently and as part of a team
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Interest in hunting and human dimensions
- Experience handling wild birds is preferred

Physical requirements
- REQUIRED: Technicians must have excellent physical fitness and hand-eye coordination
- Technicians will be required to work an erratic schedule including nights, early mornings, weekdays, weekends, and holidays in a rural area of Southwestern Nebraska under potentially adverse weather conditions (extreme heat, cold, rain, snow, hail)

Special licenses or certifications
- A current driver’s license with fewer than 6 points is required
- Current first aid and CPR certification is required prior to employment
- All applicants are subject to University of Nebraska-Lincoln hiring requirements including mandatory driving record (past 5 years) and criminal background checks

Supplemental information
- Shared field housing in Culbertson, NE is provided
- Salary: $1500-$1800/month

- Positions are temporary and grant funded

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