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Turtle Conservation Biologist

Date Posted: 20 Jan 2017 (Show details)

Institution: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Location: Rhinlander, Wisconsin
Closing date: 9 February 2017

The Turtle Conservation Biologist will assist project leaders with all aspects of an on-going wood turtle research and conservation project, and work with the local Field Ecologist to complete State Natural Area property and habitat management activities in northern Wisconsin:

  • Complete wood turtle surveys, captures, and processing; conduct nesting area surveys (40%);
  • Work with staff to inventory and control invasive flora on department State Natural Area properties (20%);
  • Perform property and habitat management work on State Natural Areas in northern Wisconsin. Duties include infrastructure and trail maintenance, brush control, and property inspections (20%);
  • Assist with nest site restoration, installation of predator exclusion devices at wood turtle nest sites, and follow-up nest monitoring (10%);
  • Complete project-related data management, equipment maintenance, and other duties as directed (10%).

Qualifications:

Person hired must be reliable and highly motivated, possess excellent organizational and communication skills, and be able to work independently and with a team. This position requires an ability to travel throughout assigned work area and work irregular hours, evenings, and occasional week-ends. A willingness to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions is required. Applicant must be able to paddle a canoe and/or travel on foot over rough terrain for moderate to long distances, while navigating by map, compass, or GPS. A well-qualified applicant will have a bachelor's degree in wildlife ecology, biology, or related natural resources field. Expertise and knowledge of Wisconsin's native flora and fauna as well as rare and listed plants and animals is desired.

To Apply:

Submit Form 9100-162 LTE Application (hard copy also available at most DNR offices), resume, and cover letter to:

Carly N Lapin (Carly [dot] Lapin [at] Wisconsin [dot] gov)
107 Sutliff Avenue
Rhinelander, WI 54501
RE: Job Code 10854

Application materials will be reviewed, and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

Paid Internship in Fisheries Ecology

Date Posted: 12 Jan 2017 (Show details)

Institution: University of South Alabama
Location: Dauphin Island, Alabama
Closing date: 12 February 2017

The Fisheries Ecology lab is seeking interns to work under the faculty direction of Dr. Sean Powers and Dr. Marcus Drymon at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab on a wide variety of projects in waters adjacent to Dauphin Island, a gulf barrier island in the northern Gulf of Mexico fringing the Mobile Bay estuary. Paid internships are available for a six-month period between March-December 2017.

Internships in the Fisheries Ecology Lab involve hands-on participation in ongoing research. Qualified applicants will have the opportunity to assist with groundbreaking studies in Fisheries Ecology in the northern Gulf of Mexico that involve a variety of fish (bony fishes, sharks and rays) and shellfish from both offshore and inshore locales. Interns will gain experience with various sampling techniques used in fisheries research, as well as the associated laboratory sample processing. Potential candidates will work closely with a variety of lab personnel, including principal investigators, post docs, current graduate students and lab technicians. 

Qualifications:

  • Applicants should have a B.S./B.A. or anticipate completion by Spring 2017;
  • Be eligible to work in the U.S.;
  • Preference will be given to applicants considering marine science and/or fisheries as a career.

To Apply:

Applicants should submit their application (application instructions available at www.disl.org/jobs/job/fisheries-ecology-lab-internship) and have two letters of recommendation submitted by February 12, 2017.

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment is subject to federal laws requiring verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act. The Dauphin Island Sea Lab is a drug-free workplace.

Temporary Research Associates in Herpetology

Date Posted: 6 Jan 2017 (Show details)

Institution: Great Basin Institute
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Closing date: not provided, position begins 13 March 2017

The Mojave desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) is federally listed as a threatened species north and west of the Colorado River under the Endangered Species Act. Desert tortoise monitoring will assist researchers in estimating population density. Monitoring occurs during April and May to coincide with the peak activity season of desert tortoises.

Ten (10) AmeriCorps field monitors will be required to demonstrate proficiency in backcountry wilderness field skills, including but not limited to 4WD vehicle operation, use of GPS and topographic maps, and PDA technology. In addition, field monitors will be field tested on their knowledge of and ability to follow monitoring protocols thoroughly and precisely. Field monitors will work for 5 consecutive days with 2 days off. Monitors must be available to work any of the 7 days each week, with the understanding that the schedule is subject to change with little or no notice. Field camping is required. This position will require long hours including early mornings and may include weekends.

Contract & Timeline:

  • March 13, 2017 – May 12, 2017 (9 weeks)
  • Full-time, up to 40 hours per week
  • Weekend hours may be required during field season

Compensation:

  • $4,420.00 Living Allowance
  • $1,221.96 Education Award*
  • Field Per Diem
  • No cost Health insurance (medical, dental, vision) provided
  • Student loan forbearance/interest accrual* 

*AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future education experiences, including payment of qualifying federal student loans. Loan forbearance and accrued interest payment on qualifying student loans is also available.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology (wildlife or conservation), ecology or related field;
  • Experience collecting field data or following established field data collection protocols;
  • Experience using hand-held GPS equipment for navigation and/or data collection;
  • Knowledge of southwestern/Mojave flora and fauna desirable;
  • Self-motivated with ability to maintain a positive attitude while working in a diverse team environment;
  • Ability to work a variable schedule (including weekends) that may change with little or no notice;
  • Ability to walk a minimum of 10km/day in challenging terrain and harsh and rapidly changing desert conditions, and otherwise be in good physical condition;
  • Willingness to camp in the desert backcountry for consecutive days;
  • Possess a valid, clean, state-issued driver’s license;
  • Ability to operate a 4WD vehicle on- or off-road if required; and
  • Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime, or equivalent of two full-time terms of service), (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks, (4) adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in the Member Service Agreement; and (5) will not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement.

How to Apply:

Apply online at http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/careers.aspx?rf=PARC&req=2016-ACI-041.

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination. 

Temporary Research Associate in Herpetology (Field Crew Supervisors)

Date Posted: 6 Jan 2017 (Show details)

Institution: Great Basin Institute
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Closing date: not provided, position begins 6 March 2017

The desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) is federally listed as a threatened species north and west of the Colorado River under the Endangered Species Act. Desert tortoise monitoring will assist researchers in estimating population density. Monitoring occurs during April and May to coincide with the peak activity season of desert tortoises.

Field Crew Supervisors will be required to demonstrate proficiency in backcountry wilderness field skills including but not limited to 4WD vehicle operation, field safety and emergency response protocols, proficient use of GPS and RDA technologies, as well as navigation using topographic maps and compasses. In addition, Field Crew Supervisors will be field tested on their ability to follow monitoring protocols thoroughly and precisely. Four (4) Field Crew Supervisors will be hired to provide on-the-ground technical assistance and support to field technicians, as well as conducting field inspections of data for quality, accuracy, completeness, and adherence to monitoring protocols. Each Field Crew Supervisor will independently supervise up to five monitoring technicians and will themselves participate in data collection. In addition, Field Crew Supervisors will assist Monitoring program staff with pre-training field logistics, such as ground-truthing transect maps and start points, and constructing field training courses. This position will require long hours including early mornings and may include weekends.

Contract & Timeline: 

  • March 6, 2017 – May 19, 2017
  • Full-time, minimum 40 hours per week
  • Weekend hours may be required during field season

Compensation: 

  • $1,360 bi-weekly salary
  • Field per diem

 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in biology (wildlife or conservation), ecology or related field (Bachelor’s degree will be considered based upon field and leadership experience);
  • Experience collecting field data and following established field data collection protocols;
  • Experience conducting LDS or working with desert tortoises desirable;
  • Experience using hand-held GPS equipment for navigation and/or data collection;
  • Knowledge of southwestern/Mojave flora and fauna desirable;
  • Experience supervising one or more individuals;
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude while working in a diverse team environment;
  • Ability to work a variable schedule (including weekends) that may change with little or no notice;
  • Ability to walk a minimum of 12km/day in challenging terrain and harsh and rapidly changing desert conditions, and otherwise be in good physical condition;
  • Willingness and ability to camp in the desert backcountry for consecutive days;
  • Familiarity with backcountry, low-impact principles preferred;
  • Possess a valid, clean, state-issued driver’s license; and
  • Ability to operate a 4WD vehicle on- or off-road.
  • Able to pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and FBI criminal background checks.

How to Apply:

Apply online at crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/careers.aspx?rf=PARC&req=2016-RAP-137.

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination. 

Temporary Research Associates in Herpetology (Telemetry)

Date Posted: 6 Jan 2017 (Show details)

Institution: Great Basin Institute
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Closing date: not provided, position begins 6 March 2017

The Mojave desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) is federally listed as a threatened species north and west of the Colorado River under the Endangered Species Act. Desert tortoise monitoring will assist researchers in estimating population density. Monitoring occurs during April and May to coincide with the peak activity season of desert tortoises.

Three (3) AmeriCorps telemetry monitors will be required to demonstrate proficiency in telemetry and tracking as well as backcountry wilderness field skills, including but not limited to 4WD vehicle operation, and use of GPS, topographic maps, and PDA technology. In addition, telemetry monitors will be field tested on their knowledge of and ability to follow monitoring protocols thoroughly and precisely. Telemetry monitors will have the sole responsibility of gathering daily location data on focal desert tortoises that serve as controls for the project. The telemetry monitor will work for 5 consecutive days with 2 days off, but they must be available to work any of the 7 days each week, with the understanding that the schedule is subject change with little or no notice. Spike camping in the field will be required. This position will require long hours including early mornings and may include weekends

Contract & Timeline:

  • March 6, 2017 – May 26, 2017
  • Full-time, up to 40 hours per week
  • Weekend hours may be required during field season

Compensation:

  • $6,000.00 Living allowance (12 weeks)
  • $1,527.45 Education Award*
  • Field per diem
  • No cost Health insurance (medical, dental, vision) provided
  • Student loan forbearance/interest accrual* 

*AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future education experiences, including payment of qualifying federal student loans. Loan forbearance and accrued interest payment on qualifying student loans is also available.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology (wildlife or conservation), ecology or related field;
  • Experience with telemetry equipment and tracking;
  • Experience collecting field data or following established field data collection protocols;
  • Experience using hand-held GPS equipment for navigation and/or data collection;
  • Knowledge of southwestern/Mojave flora and fauna desirable;
  • Self-motivated with ability to maintain a positive attitude while working in a diverse team environment;
  • Ability to work a variable schedule (including weekends) that may change with little or no notice;
  • Ability to walk a minimum of 12km/day in challenging terrain and harsh and rapidly changing desert conditions, and otherwise be in good physical condition;
  • Willingness to camp in the desert backcountry for consecutive days;
  • Possess a valid, clean, state-issued driver’s license;
  • Ability to operate a 4WD vehicle on- or off-road if required;
  • Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime, or equivalent of two full-time terms of service), (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks, (4) adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in the Member Service Agreement; and (5) will not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement.

How to Apply:

Apply online at crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/careers.aspx?rf=PARC&req=2016-ACI-042.

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

male Kurtus gulveri
two live individuals of Lepidogalaxias salamandroides