Location Lehotsky 261 Forestry Full/Part Time Full-Time Regular/Temporary Temporary
Wildlife Technician to assist a graduate student researching the movement ecology of Brown Pelicans in the southeastern United States. Fieldwork will be based primarily near Charleston, SC, at multiple breeding colonies requiring boat travel. Understanding the spatial movement patterns of pelicans in SC will inform managers and provide critical data on pelican movements. JOB DUTIES:
35% - Non-Essential - Monitoring: Monitors nest productivity by assessing chick survival and nest attendance patterns.
25% - Non-Essential - Capturing: Assists in the capture of adult pelicans and in the subsequent deployment of GPS satellite transmitting devices. Takes morphometric measurements and collecting biological samples from tracked individuals.
25% - Non-Essential - Maintains Equipment: Uses and maintains field equipment, including binoculars, GPS, boat equipment, and any other devices required for data collection.
15% - Non-Essential - Collecting: Collects regurgitated materials for diet assessment and properly processing the samples. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
A high school diploma and related experience in environmental quality control programs or wildlife/fisheries management programs. An associate degree in a related technical area may be substituted for the required work experience. RESPONSIBILITIES:
JOB KNOWLEDGE Fundamental Job Knowledge - Fundamental working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to apply in varied situations
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES No Supervisory Duties - Not responsible for supervising employees.
BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITIES No Budget Responsibilities - No fiscal responsibility for the department's budget. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Stand for prolonged period Sit (stationary position) for prolonged period Walk or move about Use hands or feet to operate or handle machinery, equipment, etc Position self to accomplish task (i.e. stoop, kneel, crawl) Communicate, converse, give direction, express oneself Move, transport, raise or lower Extends hands or arms in any direction Perceive, observe, clarity of vision WORKING CONDITIONS:
Exposure to heat or cold Wet or humid Noise Exposure to bio-hazards (i.e. blood, bodily fluids) PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's Degree in Natural Resources, Wildlife Biology, Environmental Science, or a related field with experience handling birds. WORK SCHEDULE:
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