Research Technician (6 positions available) ~

17 de febrero de 2005

Research Technician (6 positions available)

CP-33 Northern Bobwhite and Upland Songbird Monitoring Program
Gather Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contractual and spatial data from Farm Services Agency (FSA) county offices throughout the Southeast and Midwest region as part of the CP-33 (Habitat Buffers for Upland
Wildlife) Northern Bobwhite and Upland Songbird Monitoring Program. Travel (in teams of 2) to county NRCS offices in 20 states falling within the range of the northern bobwhite to collect contract level information on CP33 contracts to be monitored. States to be visited
include: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Ohio, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama, Nebraska, South Carolina, Virginia, and Florida. Successful applicants will receive 1 week of training at Mississippi State University and will then spend the remaining 5 weeks traveling to FSA county offices in other states to collect data.
Applicants should be highly motivated, dependable, able to work with minimal direct supervision for extended periods, and possess a valid driver’s license. GIS experience preferred, but not required. Preference will be given to those who are able to spend most of the 5-6 week period (including weekends) on the road. Interest or experience in one or more of the following areas: GIS technology, agriculture, Farm Bill conservation practices, wildlife biology. Ability to work in 2-person teams. Must have a valid driver’s license and dependable vehicle.
Starting Date: April 1, 2005 or until all positions filled. Position lasts for 6-7 weeks.
Stipend: $8 / hr, plus housing, food and mileage reimbursement.
Inquiries: Inquiry emails are welcomed and should be directed to Dr. Mark D. Smith (Co-Project Leader) at
Closing Date: April1, 2005 or until position filled
Application: Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Mark D. Smith, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Box 9690, Mississippi State, MS 39762-9690, USA

Sam Riffell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
Box 9690
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Phone: (662) 325-0392
FAX: (662) 325-8726
Physical Address for overnight shipment:
Rm 110 Thompson Hall
100 Stone Blvd.
Mississippi State, MS 39762

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