Field Technician Position

USGS Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Kansas State University
Division of Biology


A full-time field technician position is available at the USGS Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit within the Division of Biology at Kansas State University. As a part of a collaborative research effort, we are seeking a skilled individual to join a large research project focused on lesser prairie-chicken ecology in the Great Plains. A successful applicant will possess abilities and expertise with trapping and handling lesser prairie-chickens, vhf radio-telemetry, data entry skills (Excel), identification of prairie plant species, and demonstrated ability to collect data on public and private land.  Duties will consist of 60% field data collection, 30% electronic data entry, and 10% equipment maintenance.

B.S. in Natural Resources, Biology, or equivalent field is required.  We offer a competitive salary, full benefits, and support training opportunities at participating university and national laboratories.

Start date should be no later than September 1, 2014. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of three references as a single pdf to David Haukos (biology@ksu.edu), with the subject line as "Prairie-Chicken Technician application <your name>".  Review of applications will begin on August 10, 2014, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities, protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check is required.


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