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  • Brown-headed Cowbird Seasonal Field Biologist


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    • Employer: The University of Illinois
      Location: Fort Hood, TX
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 11/05/2022
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Job Description: The University of Illinois seeks to hire a (1) SEASONAL FIELD BIOLOGIST to conduct Brown-headed Cowbird trapping on Fort Hood, Texas from 06 February – 02 June 2023. The primary task includes driving a 120 mile circuit (paved and dirt roads) to check up to 32 traps. Euthanasia of birds required. Biologist will maintain a work vehicle and other field equipment. Field biologist will be expected to keep legible records and follow a detailed protocol. Biologist will receive training in the above mentioned tasks. Previous experience is a plus. Field truck is provided during duty hours and work only. Work week duration is 40 hours/week Monday through Friday. Work day starts early morning. Weather varies from freezing to hot and sunny. Mosquitos, chiggers, fire ants, cacti, and snakes, along with a variety of birds and wildflowers exist.

    Qualifications: Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. Biologist must provide for their own housing along with transportation to and from work. Applicants must be reliable and in good physical condition. Once selected, applicant is required to pass a background check before hiring is approved. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. 

    Note: University of Illinois staff working at Fort Hood, TX must be willing to follow any Covid-19 mandates set forth by the Department of Defense while on DOD property.

    To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to forthoodbhco2023@gmail.com Attn: Scott Summers. Include “Seasonal Field Biologist” in subject line of e-mail.  Applications will be reviewed, and position offered as qualified applicants are received so be sure to apply early for consideration.

    Pay rate is $17.00/hour




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