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    Avian Wildlife Technician

    • Employer: NC Wildlife Resources Commission
      Location: eastern North Carolina
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 01/07/2019
      Open Until Filled: No

    Job Description

    The NCWRC's Wildlife Diversity Program is currently accepting applications for a wildlife technician who will assist with several avian monitoring and research projects in various habitats throughout the Coastal Plain region of NC using techniques such as point count/line transect surveys, trapping, and bird banding. Examples of projects include: red-cockaded woodpecker and bald eagle nest checks, breeding bird surveys, and loggerhead shrike trapping.   Other anticipated responsibilities include identifying potential survey sites using GIS, coordinating field logistics, contacting landowners, and compiling data into various databases and spreadsheets.  As needed, technician will provide assistance with equipment maintenance and miscellaneous administrative duties. 

    Travel to various field locations with overnight travel will be necessary, especially during the summer.  A vehicle and all necessary equipment will be provided. 

    Pay will be at least $593.20/week, not including per diem, and the NCWRC will deduct taxes.  Free housing with be available on one of our game lands in western Pender County in southeast NC.  This is an 10-month position with the possibility of extending into another term after a 1 month separation.   Work weeks typically average 40 hours Monday-Friday; however, applicant should expect this to vary with some long days to complete assignments on time. 

    Additional information about health insurance for temporary employees can be found at:  https://shp.nctreasurer.com/ActiveEmployees/hdhp/benefits/Pages/default.aspx

    Minimum Qualifications

    A Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology or related field; at least two full seasons of field experience identifying birds by sight and voice; ability to navigate with a GPS unit; and a solid familiarity with Microsoft Office and ArcMap products.  This position requires an individual that is well-organized and can work independently in remote field locations, which may include hot, humid weather and biting insects.

    To Apply

    Combine cover letter (highlighting relevant experience), resume (not CV), and 3 references into one document (.doc, .docx, or .pdf) titled “YourLastname_2019_applicant” and email to john.carpenter@ncwildlife.org (910-742-7231).

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