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Iowa State University Natural Resources Ecology Managment - Laboratory and Field - Temporary in Ames, Iowa

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Position Title:Natural Resources Ecology Managment - Laboratory and Field - Temporary

Appointment Type:Professional & Scientific

Job Description:

Seasonal biological technicians are needed to help with Iowa’s Multiple Species Inventory and Monitoring (MSIM) program. Applicants will work as part of a research and monitoring team to collect information on birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, and mussels on public lands throughout Iowa. Specific job duties include (but are not limited to) bird surveys using visual and auditory cues, identifying, handling, and marking small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and fish, maintaining a variety of traps for small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and fish, conducting surveys for and handling butterflies and odonates, identifying and measuring plant species, data entry, and assisting with other tasks as needed. Field work for all positions will be conducted throughout the state of Iowa and applicants must have the physical ability to work long hours outdoors, walk long distances, carry field equipment in rough terrain, and wade through water.

The successful applicant are applicants graduated from or are currently enrolled in or on break between semesters of college with a degree in (or pursuing a degree in) wildlife ecology, biology, or another closely related natural resource field. Qualified applicants must also possess the ability to work independently or as part of a team, have a strong work ethic, are able to travel overnight for work-related duties, and are able to work during diverse weather conditions and on weekends, holidays, nights, and evenings as required. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid driver’s license.

Proposed Start Date:February 1, 2021

Number of Months Employed Per Year:

Time Type:Part time

Pay Grade:P&S Temporary

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover LetterIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date: December 14, 2020

Posting Close Date:October 14, 2021

Job Requisition Number:R3811