Biological field technicians are needed to help with Iowaâs Multiple Species Inventory and Monitoring (MSIM) program. Technicians will be expected to work as part of a research and monitoring team to collect information on mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and insects. Specific job duties include (but are not limited to) identifying, handling, and marking small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and fish, maintaining a variety of traps for small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and fish, conducting surveys for and handling butterflies and odonates, identifying and measuring plant species, data entry, and assisting with other tasks as needed. Field work for all positions will be conducted throughout one of two regions (Boone or Ruthven) in Iowa with significant travel and some overnight travel a possibility.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must have the physical ability to work long hours outdoors, walk long distances, carry field equipment in rough terrain, and wade through water.
Applicants should be graduated from, currently enrolled in, or on break between semesters of college with a B.S. degree in (or pursuing a degree in) wildlife ecology, biology, or a closely related natural resource field.
Qualified applicants must be able to work independently or as part of a team, have a strong work ethic, be able to travel overnight for work-related duties, and be able to work during diverse weather conditions and on weekends, holidays, nights, and evenings as required.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have the ability to travel to work sites.
Department/Program & College Description:
Seasonal (Fixed Term) (Seasonal)
Proposed End Date or Length of Term:
October 16, 2019
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