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Field Assistant-Wild Turkey – Tennessee
Agency University of Tennessee Location South-Central Tennessee Job Category Temporary/Seasonal Positions Salary $1500/month Start Date 07/10/2017 Last Date to Apply 07/10/2017 Description The Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Department of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville is looking for two technicians to assist a graduate student with their Master’s research project. The project is a study of Eastern wild turkey reproductive ecology. The field work will take place primarily on private land in the South-Central counties of Tennessee. The primary job duties will consist of: radio-telemetry, nest monitoring, poult capture and monitoring, vegetation sampling and data recording/entry. Candidates must be in good physical condition and capable of working long hours in high heat with biting insects while maintaining a positive attitude.
The job is a 6-month position that will end in early to mid December. Qualifications Candidates with a B.S. degree in wildlife sciences or any related major are highly preferred. A qualified candidate will have experience using radio-telemetry, GPS, ArcGIS, good field observation skills, and regional plant ID skills. The candidate must have strong communication skills, work ethic and be able to behave professionally while conversing with private landowners, state agency personnel or any citizens they encounter. Experience operating 4-wheel drive vehicles is a must. The candidates must have the ability to work well with members of the team and enjoy living with the team members.
To apply please send a cover letter, resume or cv, and a list of 3 references to Vincent Johnson. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled by a qualified applicant. Contact Person Vincent Johnson Contact eMail Vjohns18@vols.utk.edu