Subject: Field Research Technician-Feral Hogs in Missouri
One position is available for a camera trap field research technician to assist in a project evaluating the distribution of feral hogs in Missouri using camera traps. The position starts immediately and will run through January 2019. Pay is $11/hour (40 hrs/week) and the position is non-benefits eligible. Work vehicle and housing (private room) in Waynesville, MO are provided.
Work is based in Phelps, Pulaski, and Texas Counties in south-central Missouri. The selected applicant will be responsible for maintaining and moving trail cameras, managing trail camera data, and collecting habitat information at camera locations. Field conditions can be hot and humid, with exposure to insects and wildlife. Cameras are located in rural areas with limited cell phone service, and access requires driving on back roads and hiking in dense vegetation over uneven terrain using a GPS for navigation. The ability to work long hours alone and with minimal supervision is essential. Housing is shared with another technician on the project and some tasks will require working together but most work is conducted alone.
Candidates must have field research experience and have (or be close to finishing) a B.S. in wildlife science, biology, or a closely related discipline, and must have a valid driver license. Strong work ethic, ability to work alone or in groups, and an interest in wildlife management are essential. The technician will work closely with, and under the supervision of, a MS student from the University of Missouri School of Natural Resources.
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Submit via email a cover letter that includes a description of work experience and career goals, resume, and the names and contact information (phone and e-mail address) of 3 references to: Mary Clay, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri, 302 Natural Resources Building, Columbia, MO 65211; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org