Ducks Unlimited seeks four highly-motivated research technicians to assist with waterbird surveys from February 11, 2019 to April 19, 2019 – 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. Inquisitive, detail-oriented, and self-motivated applicants are preferred. Experience identifying waterfowl and shorebirds, navigating using hard-copy maps, and operating 4WD vehicles are also 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.
To apply, please complete the online application materials on this link and attach a cover letter, resume and daytime contact information (email & phone numbers) for three professional references.
Applications will be considered as they are received, and positions will remain open until filled.
For further questions regarding these positions or to request application materials, please contact:
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
2525 River Road
Bismarck, ND 58503
Office: (701) 355-3513
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