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Eastern Wild Turkey Seasonal Field Technicians


The Alabama Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit at Auburn University


Skyline WMA – Jackson County, Alabama


United States

Last Date to Apply:

31 Mar 2017
Open until filled


Multiple field technicians are needed to assist with eastern wild turkey research at James D. Martin Skyline WMA in northern Alabama from March 2017 to the end of October 2017. Responsibilities will include trapping, marking, and monitoring the survival and movements of turkeys in remote locations following detailed protocols; conducting camera, brood surveys for turkeys in undeveloped areas; maintaining and storing research equipment; constructing traps; and using 4-wheel drive vehicles to access remote locations. Other duties will include entering and proofing collected data on computers, and maintenance of field equipment including vehicles, electronic equipment, tools, traps and trap supplies. Survey efforts will require working long hours in variable field conditions (heat, humidity, snakes, insects, etc.) and living at remote field sites with limited amenities. Salary is $10/hour with housing provided.


Applicants should have a strong interest in wildlife management and previous experience working under field conditions. Candidates must have navigation skills using GPS to navigate roadless areas; ability to use radio-telemetry equipment and computers; and the ability to detect and identify turkey calls during gobble count surveys. Preference will be given to individuals with experience capturing, banding, and radio-tracking wild animals; ability to identify, and determine sex and age of wild turkey by sight. Preference will be given to experienced candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree in wildlife science or a related field. Applicants should also be able to work independently as well as part of a team. A valid driver’s license and good driving record is required. A background check will be performed upon selection.


To apply send (1) COVER LETTER highlighting relevant experience and your specific interests in the project, (2) RESUME, and (3) names and contact information for at least 3 relevant REFERENCES to: Carolyn E. Moore, 3301 Forestry & Wildlife Building, Auburn University, AL 36849, or by e-mail to cem0069@auburn.edu. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.


Contact Person: Carolyn E. Moore
Contact Phone: 334-844-4796
e-mail: cem0069@auburn.edu