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Lead White-tailed Deer Capture Technician

Mississippi State University
Job Field:
Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Job Description:

This is a 4- to 6-month position working for Mississippi State University. Lead technician will coordinate and supervise capturing deer for research on population responses to habitat management. Capture methods include dart rifles, suspended net projectors, and corral traps. Position duties include but are not limited to: 1) working closely with Mississippi State University personnel and private landowners to coordinate capture efforts and 2) overseeing technician scheduling and daily responsibilities. Start date is flexible between November 1-30, 2021. Applicants should have experience with deer hunting (especially archery) and/or previous experience with wildlife capture and chemical immobilization. 


Bachelor's degree or upper level status in wildlife biology, ecology, or related discipline. Applicants MUST have a valid driver's license and be qualified to drive a state-owned vehicle. Preference will be given to candidates with ungulate capture and immobilization experience, a field research background, and archery hunting experience.

Candidates must have strong leadership abilities verifiable through listed references. Candidates must be able to take detailed field notes and follow strict capture protocols. Applicants must be able to carry 50 lbs. of equipment two hundred yards over rough ground. Candidates should be prepared to work at night, on weekends, irregular hours, and live in close quarters as part of a team. Excellent work ethic and communication skills are mandatory.

$16-17/hour depending on experience and housing will be provided near research sites
How to Apply:

To apply, please send a resume and contact information for 3 references as a single PDF file to Luke Resop at with “Lead Capture Technician Application” in the subject line. For questions, call Luke at 717-339-9167. 

Position will be open until a suitable candidate is found