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Golden-cheeked Warbler Field Biologist


University of Illinois


Fort Hood, Texas


United States

Last Date to Apply:

31 Dec 2017
Open until filled


Seasonal field biologist needed from 12 February to 08 June 2018 to conduct monitoring and research on the golden-cheeked warbler. The primary duties are to resight color-banded birds, locate/monitor nests, delineate territories, conduct point-transect surveys, distance sampling, mist net, band, retrieve/deploy geolocators, and other duties as assigned. Seasonal field biologist will navigate with and enter all data into a Trimble GPS and must properly maintain a work vehicle and field equipment. There are four weeks of training and proficiency mastered prior to conducting research. Previous experience with any of these activities is a plus.


Work starts before sunrise, includes continuous hiking in hot sunny environments with mosquitos, chiggers, fire ants, cacti, snakes, and poison ivy along with a colorful variety of birds and wildflowers. Workweeks are typically 40 hours and staff are expected to be available for a flex schedule, weekend work, and possible overtime. Off-site travel and work may be required to include overnight camping. Crewmembers must provide their own housing and transportation to and from Fort Hood. Selected individuals will receive a list of local housing vendors. The use of work trucks is limited to duty hours only.


To apply, e-mail cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to forthoodgcwa2018@gmail.com. Include “Seasonal Field Biologist” in subject line of e-mail. Applications reviewed and positions offered as qualified applicants are received. Be sure to apply early for consideration.


Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. Applicants must be in good physical condition, have excellent hearing, and be able to see the full spectrum of colors. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. Once selected, applicants will be required to pass a background check before hiring is complete.