Position Title: Field Technician
Location: West Jefferson, NC
Responsibilities: We are seeking one full time field technician to assist with a research project focused on tracking mortality and dispersal of juvenile muskellunge in the New River using radio telemetry. This appointment is for ~three months, with potential for extension onto other ongoing projects within the lab. Duties include actively tracking radio tagged fish on a mountain river, assisting during tagging operations, and conducting habitat surveys. Other responsibilities may include data entry and processing, and equipment maintenance. Housing will be provided while working at the New River field site.
The work schedule will be variable, but mostly weekdays with occasional weekends. Working conditions will involve long hours on an open river raft into the late fall-early winter, and will likely include adverse weather conditions.
Required: A B.S. or B.A. degree in ecology, fisheries, environmental science or related field, a valid NC Driver’s License, and completion of a National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) approved boating education course (upon hire). Applicants must also be able to swim and lift at least 50 lbs.
Preferred: Experience navigating small watercraft through moving water, trailering small boats (<25 ft.) and applying standard fisheries sampling protocols. No telemetry experience is necessary.
Salary: $11.00-13.00/hour comensurate with experience.
Start Date: Late September 2013. Application materials must be received by September 13th, 2013.
Contact: For more information email Dylan Owensby (email@example.com). To apply send a cover letter describing your interest in the position, resume (including relevant course work, experience, GPA, etc.) and contact information for three references to Dylan Owensby (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applicants must also fill out an official application through the NCSU job posting (https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/27180). Additional information about the Biology Department can be found at http://harvest.cals.ncsu.edu/biology/, and information about the Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology Program can be found at http://ncsu.edu/project/cnr/fer/fishwild/index.html.