Job: wildlife technician, Texas A&M

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Wildlife Technician Position
Agency: Texas A&M University – Kingsville
Location: Camp Bullis Military Reserve, San Antonio, TX
Job Category: Temporary Position
Salary: TBD (~$1500/month), lodging provided
Start Date: January 15, 2017
End Date: July 1, 2017
Last Date to Apply: December 1, 2016
Description: Technician will work closely with master’s student as part of ongoing research evaluating the impact of feral swine on the reproductive success of wild turkey. Duties will include:

· Trapping and processing feral swine

· Trapping and processing hen wild turkeys

· Use of radio telemetry to locate marked hen wild turkeys

· Use of remote cameras to monitor turkey nests

· Maintenance of camera grid for feral swine density estimates

· Baiting and maintenance of traps

· Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications: A B.S. in wildlife biology, biology, range management, environmental science, or other natural science field is required.

Must be able to navigate using maps and handheld GPS and record locations using a handheld GPS. Ability to operate a 4WD vehicle is essential. Long working hours in variable weather conditions are required. The successful applicant must be able to work both independently and as a productive member of a research team.

All applicants must be able to pass a background check for military base access.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with any of the following techniques is preferred, but not required:

· Radio telemetry

· Nest monitoring

· Use of remote cameras for monitoring wildlife

· Wildlife handling

· Large mammal trapping

· Upland game bird trapping

To Apply: Please send resume, letter of interest, and contact information for three references in a single PDF or Microsoft Word file to Heather Sanders atsanders.h.n.
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