Waterfowl Banding Technician – Temporary, Seasonal

  • North Dakota Game & Fish Department
  • Mar 11, 2017
Seasonal Biology/Ecology Natural Resources Wetlands/Coastlines/Floodpains Wildlife/Endangered Species

Job Description

Summary of Work (1 position available):

Duck banding crew member. This position will serve as a duck banding crew member through mid-September.

Crew members will assist crew leaders in determining potential banding sites, securing permission to band on private and public property, maintenance of equipment/bait, running trap sites, banding migratory birds, entering banding data, maintaining detailed banding records, and using conibear and/or live traps to eliminate potential predation problems. Successful applicants will also be expected to write a brief summary report of banding activities.

Duck banding capture techniques will mostly consist of swim-in traps, and will be labor intensive.

We are looking for individuals that possess a strong ability to work independently from supervision, and work well as part of a small team, work aggressively to meet goals, solve problems, and carefully collect and maintain large amounts of data.

Work vehicles are provided and expenses while away from main work station will be reimbursed. Individuals must be able to work long and/or irregular hours mostly outdoors in varying weather conditions. Conditions will likely be hot and buggy.

As employers, the State of North Dakota and political subdivisions prohibit smoking in all places of state and political subdivision employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

Dates of Employment: 1 August – 15 September, 2017

*Free Housing is available at these locations. May require a Security Deposit, pets are not allowed.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must be a graduate of a college or university with a major in a wildlife or natural resources program. Previous experience banding migratory game birds, in addition to excellent duck identification skills, is required. Applicants must have the ability to pay close attention to detail and possess good computer skills. Applicants must be able to lift 50 pounds and have a valid driver’s license. The person selected for this position must also be able to work independently as part of a small crew with limited supervision and possess the ability to represent the Department in a professional manner.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience banding waterfowl and/or field work involving ducks during the breeding season.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The state of North Dakota does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

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Job Level



Government- State/Provincial