Candidate must be willing to work outdoors in inclement weather and conditions, as well as travel to multiple locations for the project needs. The work requires the ability to lift loads which may exceed 50 pounds, to traverse outdoor terrain on foot without mechanical assistance, and to negotiate a variety of natural obstacles while carrying or transporting a variety of equipment.
Successful candidate must have a B.S. degree in environmental science, wildlife, biology, or related field before start date. Candidate should have a minimum of one season of directly related field or professional experience. Experiences working with birds of prey are highly preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, and GPS is highly desirable. Successful candidate must be a team-player, demonstrate strong communication skills, follow instructions well, and pay attention to detail. Candidate must have a commitment to field personnel and equipment safety. The individual must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and be able to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions for long hours. All personnel on the project must follow the COVID-19 safety protocol and guidelines as directed for the duration of employment.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
New Policy: All offers for employment are contingent upon proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus, or an approved exemption, pursuant to https://www.uis.edu/academicstaffhandbook/university-policies/fall-2021-covid-19-vaccination-policy-for-new-hires/.