The Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center invites applications for the temporary position of Wildlife Seasonal Research Hourly. We will hire 1-2 employees to assist with all aspects of ongoing wildlife research. This research will primarily focus on small mammal ecology, predators and the predation process, and the effects of land management practices on wildlife communities. The position will start in early to mid-May and end in late August, with potential for extension through November. Start and end dates are somewhat flexible. On-site housing is provided on an as-available basis.
Job Duties: Live trapping rats and mice, running small mammal giving-up-density stations, trail camera surveys, vegetation surveys, operating track stations, maintaining electric fences, conducting point counts in person and with songmeters, data entry, potential predator trapping, longleaf pine cone counting, and other duties as required. Applicants must be able to work individually and as a part of a team, follow instructions, neatly and accurately record data, read small print on ear tags, carry heavy loads, climb over fences, and be willing to work in hot, humid, and buggy conditions. Venomous snakes and poison ivy are common throughout our research areas. Early morning, evening, and weekend work will occasionally be required.
Job Qualifications: Applicants should have a background in wildlife biology, ecology, or related field. An associate’s or bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred. Experience handling and identifying southeastern small mammals, familiarity with calls of southeastern summer birds, and ability to operate manual transmission vehicles is preferred but not required. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.
Wages: $9 to $11/hour, depending on education/experience, with on-site housing provided, or $10 to $12/hour if no housing is provided. No benefits package is available.
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