Location Lehotsky 261 Forestry Full/Part Time Full-Time Regular/Temporary Temporary
Wildlife Technician to assist graduate student on a project examining the reproductive ecology, nest success, and diet of Brown Pelicans in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Fieldwork will take place at an active Brown Pelican colony in Mobile Bay, Alabama. Assessing the factors that influence nest success will allow for managers to make better decisions to increase populations. JOB DUTIES:
45% - Non-Essential - Observe birds: Uses the bands in order to identify individuals and record their behaviors, such as resting, nesting, moving, fighting, eating, etc.
25% - Non-Essential - Maintains Equipment: Uses and maintains all field equipment, temperatures loggers, cameras, and weather instruments used in the field in order to assess environmental factors.
15% - Non-Essential - Banding: Bands pelican chicks by putting metal and color bands on the legs of chicks in order to identify individuals
15% - Non-Essential - Collecting: Collects diet samples; gets regurgitated materials from chicks and assessing species composition and biomass from 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 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 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 related field with experience handling birds. WORK SCHEDULE:
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