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  1. One seasonal field technician position is available at the USGS Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit within the Division of Biology at Kansas State University. As a part of a collaborative conservation and research effort, we are seeking skilled individuals to assist with a lesser prairie-chicken translocation project in Elkhart, KS. A successful applicant will possess abilities and expertise with VHF radio-telemetry, identification of prairie plant species, and demonstrated ability to collect vegetation data on public and private land. A valid driver’s license is required, and experience with four wheel drive vehicles is preferred. Duties will consist of 40% vegetation data collection, 40% radio telemetry monitoring, and 20% data entry. B.S. in Natural Resources, Biology, or an equivalent field is preferred. We offer a competitive salary and support training opportunities for field and lab techniques. This is a temporary position, running from the beginning of August through the end of October 2019. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of three references as a single pdf to Liam Berigan (berigan@ksu.edu) with the subject line as "Prairie-Chicken Technician Application Fall 2019 <your name>". Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. All applications should be submitted no later than May 14th, 2019, and all applicants will be notified no later than May 21st, 2019. Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities, protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check is required.
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