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Field Research Technician

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
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Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
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Job Description:

   The Department of Natural Resources is hiring ten (10) LTE Field Research Technicians to assist with the Southwest Deer and Predator Research Project!
   This position will be responsible for capturing and collaring white-tailed deer for the Southwest Deer and Predator Research Project for WDNR. Research technicians will be the primary Department staff accomplishing field work for this project.
   65% A. Deer Capture and Collaring
   A1. Determining sites for deer capture
   A2. Prepping and maintaining sites for deer capture
   A3. Maintaining vehicles and equipment used for deer research
   A4. Capturing, handling, collaring white-tailed deer
   35% B. Other deer research needs
   B1. Road kill deer data collection
   B2. CWD Sampling in deer research project area
   B3. Deer mortality investigations
   B4. Checking trail cameras
   B5. Maintaining positive relations with landowners and volunteers
   B6. Other duties as assigned


   Applicants should have academic or professional training in wildlife ecology. Required qualifications include an enthusiasm for outdoor work with wildlife, willingness to live and work independently in remote locations, able to work well with others in small teams, detail-oriented and ability to follow study protocols and carefully record data, and willingness to work long hours in the field in inclement weather (including extreme cold).
   Highly qualified applicants will have prior experience in off-road driving 4-wheel drive vehicles, ATVs, and UTVs. Experience using trailers is also preferred.


   **** Due to the nature of this position the Department of Natural Resources will conduct a comprehensive criminal background check on applicants prior to selection. Pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the DNR does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
   Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire.
   The DNR is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

$10.00 per hour - Note: Housing is provided.
How to Apply:

   Submit resume, cover letter and references to:
   Wesley R Ellarson
   RE: Job Code 13423
    Application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.