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Temporary Laboratory and Field Tech - Natural Resources Ecology Management

Employer
Iowa State University
Location
Ames, Iowa, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 24, 2024

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Ecology
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Temporary / Seasonal
Position Title:

Temporary Laboratory and Field Tech - Natural Resources Ecology Management

Appointment Type:

Professional & Scientific

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified applicants must also possess the ability to work independently or as part of a team

Strong work ethic

Be able to travel overnight for work-related duties

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

Possess a valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications:

Possession of a B.S. degree in wildlife ecology, biology, or a related field,

Experience with at least one taxonomic group (mammals, birds, herptiles, fish, mussels, donates, butterflies, or plants) and/or at least one year of equivalent research experience

Job Description:

Seasonal biological technicians are needed to help with Iowa's Multiple Species Inventory and Monitoring (MSIM) program.

* Applicants will work as part of a research and monitoring team to collect information on birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, and mussels on public lands throughout Iowa.

* Specific job duties include (but are not limited to) bird surveys using visual and auditory cues, 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 donates, identifying and measuring plant species, data entry, and assisting with other tasks as needed.

* Field work for all positions will be conducted throughout the state of Iowa and applicants must have the physical ability to work long hours outdoors, walk long distances, carry field equipment in rough terrain, and wade through water.

Required Qualifications:

* Qualified applicants must also possess the ability to work independently or as part of a team

* Strong work ethic

* Be able to travel overnight for work-related duties

* 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

* Possess a valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications:

* Preferred qualifications include possessing a B.S. degree in wildlife ecology, biology or a related field,

* Experience with at least one taxonomic group (mammals, birds, herptiles, fish, mussels, donates, butterflies, or plants) and/or at least one year of equivalent research experience

Proposed Start Date:

March 1, 2024

Number of Months Employed Per Year:

Time Type:

Full time

Pay Grade:

P&S Temporary

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on "Apply" and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date:

December 14, 2023

Posting Close Date:

Job Requisition Number:

R13656

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