Wildlife Technician

Location
Grand Forks, ND
Posted
Apr 29, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Information: Duties & Responsibilities

The University of North Dakota Biology Department is looking for technicians to assist with a graduate project in Dr. Susan Felege’s lab between 15 May and 15 August. This project is working on developing an understanding of how vegetation type, small mammal abundance, and bird presence influences wildlife strikes with unmanned aircraft at the Grand Forks Air Force Base (GFAFB) and surrounding areas. Technicians are needed to help with data gathering of small mammal abundance using Sherman live traps, vegetation type using belt transects and Robel poles, and bird inventory using point counts. This data will be used to determine if management efforts at the GFAFB result in lower bird activity on the base than surrounding conservation areas. This job will take place in GFAFB, UND’s Oakville Prairie, Mekinock and Pender Waterfowl Production Areas. Technicians will receive valuable training in vegetation, small mammals, and bird identification. No housing is available for this position.

Responsibilities
    Collect vegetation measurements using belt transects and Robel pole readings. Set and check Sherman live traps for small mammal collections. Conduct avian point counts at various locations. Organize and collect other field data types.
Requirements
  • Successful completion of criminal history records check.
  • Be able to operate a motor vehicle and have a valid driver’s license.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification

$15.00/ Hour

To Apply

For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 11:59PM on the closing date.

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at UND.edu. You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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