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  • American Woodcock Tracking Technician Immediate Hire

    • Employer: University of Rhode Island
      Location: Kingston, RI
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 06/30/2021
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    American Woodcock Field Technician

    University of Rhode Island

    Kingston, RI

    Salary: $1600 month w/ housing



    The University of Rhode Island is seeking a highly-motivated research technician to assist on a graduate project investigating spatial movements and habitat use of American woodcock in Rhode Island state management areas. Primary duties will include VHF tracking, data entry, and fall AMWO captures/GPS transmitter attachment. The technician will work ca. 40 hours/week (some weeks longer, some weeks shorter). The position will run from ASAP- September 2021. Housing will be located in Kingston, RI and utilities will cost ca. $70/month.


    Must possess or be working toward a Bachelor’s degree in wildlife sciences, ecology, natural resources or closely related discipline. Prior field experience involving upland game birds preferred. Must be team-oriented (work among a small group of 4) but also capable of working alone in the field. Must possess good work ethic and be capable of working long days and late nights in difficult conditions (biting insects, thick briars, hot/humid weather).  

    Preferred Qualifications:

    ·       Experienced with radio-telemetry

    ·       Ability to work a flexible schedule

    ·       Gamebird handling  

    ·       Ability to navigate using GPS and compass

    ·       Close-attention to detail and legible note-taking

    ·       Good physical health and ability to hike in challenging terrain (brush, biting insects, hot/humid weather)

    ·       Positive attitude and sense of humor when conditions aren’t ideal

    ·       Valid driver’s license and clean driving record


    To apply send an email containing a resume, brief cover letter, and contact information for 3 references in a single PDF to Colby Slezak (colby_slezak@uri.edu) ASAP. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please write: “AMWO Field Technician” in the subject line of your email.


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