The Applied Wildlife Ecology and Spatial Movement Lab (AWESM lab; https://wildlifeecologylab.unl.edu/) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking 1 lead technician and one assistant field technician to conduct aural point counts for pheasants in northeastern Nebraska. Anticipated start date is March 28, 2022 and is expected to end June 5, 2022. This work is part of a Nebraska Game and Parks Commission funded research project focused on identifying and prioritizing habitat for pheasant conservation and management in agriculturally dominated landscapes.
Job duties include daily point counts, ground truthing land cover datasets, and mapping in ArcGIS. Point counts will begin daily one hour before sunrise, weather permitting, but other day-to-day activities may vary.
Additionally, the lead technician will be in charge of day-to-day field operations and is expected to communicate closely with local biologists assisting with data collection, organize and enter data daily, and maintain detailed records of the team’s field activities. Please specify in your application if you are applying for the lead or assistant position.
Qualified applicants need to know pheasants by sight and sound, and be able to use GPS and maps. The selected candidates should be able to work independently, work in cold weather for several hours at a time, and deal with adverse conditions including biting insects. Applicants with previous point count experience preferred and a valid driver’s license is required. For the lead position, prior experience leading a research or data collection team in the field is preferred.
Technicians will use a university provided vehicle for field work and housing will be provided.
To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter outlining your experiences as they pertain to this position; a resume or curriculum vitae; and contact information for 3 professional references (name, email, phone, address) combined in a single PDF file with the file name formatted as lastname_firstname.pdf (e.g., doe_john.pdf) to Allison Barg (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.