Job offer: Wildlife technician (birds) ~

27 de abril de 2011

Job offer: Wildlife technician (birds)

The University of Wisconsin is hiring a technician to assist with a
project evaluating bird responses to bioenergy future landscape
scenarios. The selected technician will conduct bird point counts,
vegetation sampling, and biomass inventory at native grassland and
cropland sites in southern Wisconsin. Field work will be conducted on
private agricultural land, so potential candidates must be willing to
conduct themselves in a considerate and professional manner. Training
begins the last week of May, and work extends until mid-July, with a
possible extension for data entry. Salary is $12-15/hr depending on

Required skills and/or qualifications:
- Demonstrated ability to identify passerine birds of southern
Wisconsin by both sight and sound.
- Good vision and hearing.
- Physical ability to hike long distances over rugged terrain.
- Valid driver’s license.
- Good driving record
- Ability to navigate to sampling locations using map, compass, and GPS.
- Ability to maintain a good attitude and sense of humor in cold, hot,
humid, and/or buggy conditions.
- Ability to follow directions and stick to required protocols.
- Previous work experience conducting bird field work and point counts
is a huge plus.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume/CV, and
contact information for 3 professional references to Tammy Wilson: The position will be open until filled.

Tammy L. Wilson
Department of Zoology
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706

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