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Wildlife and Range Research Technician
Post Date: 01/27/2020
Close Date: 02/26/2020
PO Box 6150, Dept 3140

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$50,000 - $69,999

Fargo, ND

Job Description:

The NDSU Hettinger Research Extension Center research specialist will support and conduct ecological research in agro-ecosystems in the area of rangeland science and wildlife management (birds, pollinators, etc.). They will work closely with scientists to conduct research and oversee field operations concerning multiple projects. In this role, they should be able to work well with others, but also work independently with limited supervision. The candidate should have excellent organizational skills, be able to work under harsh and variable climatic conditions, possess problem-solving skills, and be enthusiastic about natural resource conservation and management. General responsibilities vary from day to day and may include data collection, entry, and analyses, livestock handling, prescribed fire, apiary tasks, overseeing graduate student and undergraduates, maintaining research equipment and sites, overseeing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle operations and assisting with tasks associated with creating publications for refereed journals. Other duties as assigned and miscellaneous requests. In this position they will have the opportunity for broad experience related to all facets of ecological research.

Minimum Qualifications:
· B.S. or B.A. degree in ecology, biology, range management, natural resource management, or similar field
· Proficient computer skills in the use of SAS, R, or similar analytical program, Arc GIS, word processing, and Excel, Program MARK, Program Distance
· Effective communication skills to include written and verbal
· Ability to lead and supervise a team of range and wildlife technicians in remote locations
· Possess or ability to obtain a commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle license
· Valid Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications:
· M.S. degree in ecology, biology, range management, natural resource management or similar field
· Experience with range and wildlife research equipment and research
· Experience with pollinators and pollinator research
· Experience in the operation of small plot research and/or farm scale equipment
· Experience with prescribed fire

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