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    Avian Field Technician (Intermittent Employee)

    • Employer: Mississippi State University
      Location: Louisiana
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/28/2020
      Open Until Filled: No

    Job Description:

    Highly motivated individual interested in coastal wetlands and waterfowl and waterbird ecology to work from April 2020 through August 2020 (start date negotiable). Technician will assist graduate student assessing the efficacy of marsh terracing in coastal Louisiana.

    The technician will primarily assist with breeding secretive marsh bird surveys, vegetation sampling, and data entry. The technician will also assist with aerial wintering waterfowl survey datasets. Candidates should be prepared to work long and irregular hours, sometimes on weekends, and overnight travel to field sites for multiple nights.


    Successful candidates will have a valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and must be available to perform field work full time (schedule flexible for students). Applicants recently graduated from or currently enrolled in a wildlife ecology and management or other closely related natural resource program, with an interest in birds and wetlands, are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of secretive marsh birds and waterfowl identification, experience operating surface drive boats, and a valid Louisiana boating license are preferred. This research can be rigorous and time consuming. A strong work ethic, positive attitude, and attention to details are necessary.

    Please attach a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 3 references in a single PDF denoted with your last name (ex. Lastname_Resume.pdf) to mbm391@msstate.edu with “Terrace Tech” in the subject line. Please include earliest start date in your letter of interest.


    $9.50/hour. Housing and field equipment will be provided.

    Apply by:

    28 February 2020


    Madelyn McFarland, mbm391@msstate.edu, 225-362-8389

    Mississippi State University is an equal opportunity institution. Discrimination in university employment, programs, or activities based on race, color, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, or any other status protected by applicable law is prohibited. Questions about equal opportunity programs or compliance should be directed to the Office of Compliance and Integrity, 56 Morgan Avenue, P.O. Box 6044, Mississippi State, MS, (662) 325-5839.

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