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Biological Job Opportunities

Biological Job Opportunities

Delta Waterfowl is happy to post and promote jobs, graduate positions and scholarships in an attempt to facilitate the advancement of young scientists, biologists and technicians working in the field of Wildlife Ecology and Management. For each opportunity, please check the application deadline and requirements (e.g., some positions have nationality restrictions) before applying. If you have a job opportunity or scholarship you would like us to post, please contact Ashley Buetow.

Waterfowl Technicians
We have openings for 4 biological technicians (OPS position, full-time, temporary) to assist the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission with an assessment of the mottled duck population.

The position is available from November 2016 – mid-March 2017. Start dates are somewhat flexible (beginning to mid-November). Pay is $10/hour for 40 hours per week. Work locations will be east-central, central, and west-central, Florida. Housing will be provided in the form of a large travel trailer that will be moved as needed to keep housing close to current work area.

A 4x4 pick-up truck will be provided for travel associated with daily work. This is primarily a field position; working conditions can include extreme heat, cold, rain, mud, and biting insects. On occasion, the successful candidate may be required to work alone, possibly in remote locations, but most work will be done as part of a two-person team.

The primary work activity will be traveling by truck to numerous sampling locations (wetlands) located in central Florida; locating single, pairs, and flocks of mottled ducks, mallards, and hybrid waterfowl; and taking high-resolution images of the birds encountered.  Images will be obtained using digital SLR cameras and super-telephoto lenses.  Additional activities include: maintenance of vehicles, computer data entry, and miscellaneous other duties as assigned.

Self-motivated persons with a background/interest in wildlife biology and strong interest in waterfowl/wetlands, who can work independently, are encouraged to apply. Photography experience is a plus but not required. If interested, email resume, 3 references, and a cover letter describing qualifications, work-related experience, education and availability to Ron R Bielefeld at ron.bielefeld@MyFWC.com

Direct any questions to the same email address or call 561-722-1574. Deadline for applying is October, 21 2016.

Bird Biologist with USGS
The USGS Waterfowl and Waterbird Research Program in Dixon, California is seeking up to 2 biologists (GS-9) to statistically analyze data, write, and publish peer-reviewed papers as part of our Suisun Marsh Waterfowl Program. To learn more about this position, click here.

Environmental Scientist
Under the supervision of the Environmental Program Manager, and the direction of the Staff Environmental Scientist, the incumbent is responsible for planning and coordinating the restoration, enhancement, and management of wetlands and associated habitats enrolled in the Department’s private lands incentive programs as part of the Comprehensive Wetland Habitat Program. To learn more about this position or to apply, click here.

Seasonal Wildlife Technician
1 or 2 positions: ASAP to December 2016 with possible extension to March 2017.             

Primary duties will be conducting research and monitoring programs on migratory game birds.  Current projects include summer and winter waterfowl trapping and banding, fall productivity surveys of Atlantic brant and tundra swans, mute swan disease surveillance, and high pathogenic avian influenza surveillance which includes live trapping birds and hunter bag checks. To learn more about this position, click here

Duck Banding Technician-Yoder
Wyoming Game and Fish Department is looking for a team of two (2) wildlife technicians that will capture, handle, and band ducks and mourning doves in Southeastern Wyoming during July-September, 2016. Open until filled. To learn more about this position or to apply, click here.