Job Description: We are seeking 1 highly motivated grassland bird technicians to assist in data collection of grassland bird nests in central North Dakota as a part of a large grazing study. Primary duties will include walking plots nested within larger cattle pastures to search for and monitor grassland bird nests including songbirds, shorebirds, grouse, and waterfowl. Technicians will also be responsible for vegetation data collection, as well as data entry and proofing on days that we are not in the field. Technicians will ideally start on or around May 15th and continue until approximately August 5th. Some flexibility may be negotiated for the right candidate.
After an initial training period, the crews will work in two-person teams to conduct fieldwork. Applicants will have good organizational and communication skills, will be detail oriented, and will share an enthusiasm for working outdoors in various conditions around cattle. Applicants should possess a driver’s license, should be comfortable working in remote areas and walking lots of miles through cattle pastures. Preferred applications would ideally have experience locating songbird, grouse, and duck nests, and be able to identify birds by sight and sound. Training will be provided for the right candidate.
Technicians will be required to be fully vaccinated for 2-weeks prior to arrival in North Dakota in order to ensure safety of the entire research team. All housing are drug-free spaces, and all technicians will abide by our set “No-Tolerance” drug policy as set by UND, TNC, and DU.
Compensation: Technicians will be paid at $12/hour. Housing and a vehicle for fieldwork will be provided.
How to Apply: Interested persons will need to go to the University of North Dakota job page (https://campus.und.edu/human-resources/careers/job-openings.html) and search for “Grassland Technician (Felege)”. Applicants will need to submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information (phone and email) for 3 professional references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and all positions will remain open until filled.
Contact: For questions related to the project, or the application process, please contact graduate student Taylor Linder at Taylor.Linder@und.edu