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  • Wild Turkey Technician

    Rachel Price
    • Employer: School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University
      Location: Leesville, Louisiana and Nacogdoches, Texas
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 10/31/2023
      Open Until Filled: No

    Location: Leesville, Louisiana and Nacogdoches, Texas

    Salary: $15/hour + free housing

    Starting Date: January 3, 2024 and March 1, 2024

    The School of Renewable Natural Resources at Louisiana State University is seeking 6 experienced field technicians to assist with a research project evaluating Eastern wild turkey reproductive ecology in West Louisiana and East Texas. Four positions will begin on January 3, 2024, and will last for 6 months, and two will begin on March 1, 2024, and will last 6 months. Starting dates can be somewhat flexible.

    Primary responsibilities will include but are not limited to, capturing, marking, and tracking wild turkeys via radiotelemetry, nest and brood monitoring, acoustic monitor maintenance, vegetation surveys, and data management. This will involve working both independently and as part of a small team. Fieldwork may be strenuous and requires working in hot and humid environments. The successful candidate will work with a team of graduate students, field technicians, private landowners, university faculty, and state biologists. Five technicians will be located in Leesville, and one will be located in Nacogdoches for the duration of the project.

    Salary is $15/hour with shared housing and a work vehicle provided. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

    Preferred Experience:

    • Radio telemetry and wildlife tracking
    • Vegetation sampling
    • Driving an ATV and trailer
    • Working as a team and independently

    Required Qualifications:

    • B.S. in Biology or a related field or working to acquire a degree
    • Valid U.S. license
    • Experience driving 4WD vehicles

    To Apply: Applicants should send via email a single PDF document containing a cover letter, a resume (or CV), and contact information for 3 references with the subject line titled: Wild Turkey Technician to RDPrice@agcenter.lsu.edu. Please indicate which starting date(s) and location(s) you would like to be considered for.

    Contact: Rachel Price (RDPrice@agcenter.lsu.edu)

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