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  • VHF Receiver Station Technician (qty. 3)

    • Employer: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
      Location: Louisiana
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 06/08/2018
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Agency: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

    Title: Avian Telemetry Receiver Station Field Technicians (3)

    Classification: Temporary/Seasonal

    Start date: July 2018

    Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    Salary: $13.37-17.60/hr Depending Upon Experience

    Job Description:  The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) seeks three (3) seasonal field technicians for an Avian Telemetry Receiver Station project. These are full-time, temporary positions, expected to last approximately 3 months.

    Job duties include the construction and maintenance of receiver stations in remote locations, as well as data retrieval and uploading data.  These duties may require safely climbing towers and other structures.  Employees will be required to have current LA boater safety certification and have the ability to trailer and operate boats in a marine environment.  Extensive travel is required, and may include overnight stays; bunkhouse or hotel accommodations and meal stipends are provided.  Successful applicants will be provided with all necessary training, supplies, and equipment. Field transportation will be provided from the LDWF office, but employees are responsible for their own transportation to the office.  Applicants must take a pre-employment drug screening test.

    The Louisiana Statewide Passive Detection for Organismal Research (SPDOR) Very High Frequency (VHF) Network is a collaboration between LDWF, Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation, and ConocoPhillips. The SPDOR VHF Network, launched in 2016, is part of a larger network of wildlife tracking VHF telemetry receiver stations that extends from Florida through the east coast of Canada and the Great Lakes.  Once completed, the SPDOR VHF Network will consist of over 30 such stations, covering the entire coast of Louisiana.

    Application deadline: Open until filled

    Interested applicants should submit a resume, a list of 3 references, and a copy of college transcripts (if applicable) via email to mseymour@wlf.la.gov.  Do not submit application packets to LA Civil Service.  For more information on the project contact Michael via email address below.


    Contact person: Michael Seymour

    Phone: 225-763-3554

    Application E-mail: mseymour@wlf.la.gov

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