Description: The Center for Native Grasslands Management at the University of Tennessee is hiring 2 technicians to implement spring breeding bird monitoring and Northern Bobwhite habitat monitoring on the Wolf River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) near Moscow, Tennessee. Wolf River WMA is the Tennessee focal area for the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative’s (NBCI) Coordinated Implementation Program (CIP). The CIP aims to demonstrate in numerous places that, within 5-10 years well-designed habitat management can achieve desired bobwhite population goals and benefit other birds of conservation concern.
Technicians will conduct spring breeding bird point counts, Northern Bobwhite habitat monitoring, data entry, and other assignments as needed. Technicians will be based near Moscow, TN. Housing and field vehicle will be provided. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until positions are filled.
Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidates should be familiar with identification of early successional/grassland birds by sight and sound, and experienced at habitat monitoring. Preference will be given to candidates with proven bird identification skills. The ideal candidates should be able to work independently, have a positive attitude, be comfortable working long days in the field during hot summer months, able to interact positively with Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) personnel, WMA visitors, and fellow researchers, and be excited about participating in Northern Bobwhite and avian conservation. A BS in Ecology, Wildlife Biology, or related field is preferred, but undergraduates with relevant experience are also encouraged to apply. A valid driver’s license is required. Candidates should bring their own binoculars.
Date: May 14 – approx. July 13
Salary: $1,600/month; field housing and work vehicle provided.
To apply: Please send a complete resume with contact information for 3 references and a cover letter outlining relevant work experience, especially related to bird monitoring, to the email provided. Use “Field Technician” as the subject of your email.
Contact: Kyle Brazil, firstname.lastname@example.org, (325) 215-9364, 274 Ellington Plant Sciences