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  • Seasonal Waterfowl Research Technicians

    Guest Kyle Kuechle
    • Employer: Ducks Unlimited
      Location: Wood River, NE
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 12/31/2021
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Ducks Unlimited seeks four highly-motivated research technicians to assist with waterbird surveys from February 15, 2022 to April 18, 2022 – start and end dates may vary by a day or two. A successful applicant should expect to participate in a waterfowl and shorebird spring migration study in the Rainwater Basin of Nebraska (NE). Field operations will be based out of Wood River, NE.

    Major responsibilities will include properly identifying waterfowl and shorebirds to species and social groups. Successful applicants will be expected to work at least five days each week (i.e., 40 hours per week). Some weekend work may be required. Field work is physically and mentally demanding and takes place under challenging conditions. Therefore, only enthusiastic, dedicated individuals should apply.

    A strong interest in waterfowl and wetlands ecology and determination to get the job done is required. Experience identifying waterfowl and shorebirds, navigating using hard-copy maps, and operating 4WD vehicles are preferred skills. Successful applicants will be expected to work safely and effectively in a rural setting without direct supervision. A valid driver’s license and clean driving record is required.

    Research technicians for this position will be paid $11.25/hour with housing and work vehicles provided. If selected, applicants will be required to pass a drug test prior to the start date.

    The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety – Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors.


    To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link: https://tinyurl.com/2p8cwf8s and attach a cover letter and resume with three professional references.  To request application materials contact Human Resources at careers@ducks.org.  For further information regarding this position, please contact:

    Kyle Kuechle

    Research Scientist

    Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

    Office: (701) 355-3580



    Applications will be considered as they are received, and positions will remain open until filled.



    It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 or over), disability (physical, mental or visual), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), military and veteran status, immigration status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

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