Virginia Tech

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Field Coordinator

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on September 11, 2019

Job Description

NATURAL RESOURCE SPECIALIST, FIELD COORDINATOR position, Virginia Tech, available immediately to assist with research on red-cockaded woodpeckers on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Must be in good physical condition, able to climb to 60’ and operate power drills and 4-wheel drive vehicles. Bachelor’s degree in biology, zoology, fisheries and wildlife biology or related field required. Experience working with red-cockaded woodpeckers, reading color bands, constructing artificial cavities, identifying birds by sight and sound and banding birds preferred. Masters degree, experience working on a military base and supervisory experience are desirable. Position demands excellent organizational skills and involves coordinating with military personnel and working around active military training. Salary dependent on qualifications, full benefits. This is a long term, year round position.

Required Qualifications

Bachelors degree in biology, wildlife biology or related field; ability to walk up to 6 miles per day and to climb up to 60 feet using Swedish ladders; ability to navigate through undeveloped forested habitat using GPS and maps; ability to operate 4-wheel drive vehicles; ability to interpret instructions and complete assignments independently or as part of a team; ability to operate power drills in order to construct artificial cavities for red-cockaded woodpeckers.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters degree in biology, wildlife biology or related field; experience working with red-cockaded woodpeckers; experience banding birds and reading color bands; experience identifying birds by sight and sound; experience constructing artificial cavities for red-cockaded woodpeckers; experience working on a military base; supervisory experience

Pay Band

4

Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

September 23, 2019

Additional Information

If you have questions, email Jeff Walters at jrwalt@vt.edu.

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

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