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Employment Opportunities

Researchers with the Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Nebraska-Lincoln in partnership with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission are conducting a multi-year, state-wide study to understand motivations, perceptions, and use of public hunting lands by hunters in Nebraska. We are hiring field technicians (10-14) to conduct in-person interviews of hunters and assess hunting pressure on publicly accessible hunting lands.

Areas near Chadron, Culbertson, Grafton, Wood River/Kearney, and Burchard, Nebraska. Shared field housing available for all field sites.

Work schedule and hours
Variable (40 hours/week typical). Work is expected on weekdays, weekends, and holidays.


Employment dates
August 22, 2016 through February 2, 2017.

Enthusiasm for working directly with the public, hunters, or anglers in field settings, with preference for applicants with experience in these areas, however previous experience not required. Applicants must be comfortable working in isolated, rural settings with little day-to-day supervision. Driving is a major component of this position and applicants must be willing to operate and spend substantial time traveling in state-provided vehicles. All prospective employees are subject to University of Nebraska hiring requirements. This includes mandatory driving and criminal background checks. A valid drivers’ license with fewer than 6 points is required for all positions as well as current first aid, CPR, and AED certification (a certification course may be provided, but certification prior to employment is preferred). Positions are temporary and grant funded.

To Apply : Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Last date to apply is 7/1/2016. Please send a letter of interest describing your experience, resume, and contact information for 3 references in a SINGLE PDF or MSWORD document to Mike Winkler, Research Technician III- Field Supervisor:

Field Technician Announcement (PDF)


UNL Students: Office Assistants Needed!

The Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit is in need of student workers. Duties include assisting department staff with general administrative responsibilities and special projects as assigned. Job duties may include data entry, scanning, copying, filing, and other administrative duties as needed. Due to the longer-term nature of special projects, we would prefer students who are looking for work over multiple semesters.

Qualifications: Applicants must be detail oriented, reliable, and punctual. Ability to commit to a regular work schedule each week is required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Previous office experience and familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Word is preferred.

Work schedule: 10-40 hours per week, depending on availability
Duration: through August, 2016
Location: Hardin Hall

TO APPLY: E-mail resume to Mike Winkler,

Student Worker Announcement (PDF)

Photo of hunting party being interviewed Photo by Fontaine/ NE Coop Unit
Hunting party being interviewed
Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program