Wildlife Research Technician Position Announcement

The White Memorial Conservation Center, Inc.

Job Announcement

Job Title:  Wildlife Research Technician (Seasonal)

Job Description:

Job involves working with various wildlife monitoring projects throughout the summer season on a 4000 acre refuge in northwestern Connecticut.  Projects include and are limited to mammal surveys, bird surveys, and reptile & amphibian cover object monitoring.  Short written reports in a format suitable for a general audience will be required regularly (approximately daily).  Field equipment such as GPS units and other digital instruments will be used and must be maintained.  This is a 40 hour per week position working Monday through Friday with occasional Saturday times, for a total of 16 weeks between mid-May and mid-September.  Schedule can vary by applicant’s availability.

Job Qualifications:

B.S. or have completed at least 3 years of higher education towards a B.S. in biology, ecology, natural resource management, environmental science, or other related discipline.  Applicants with a completed Associates degree in similar discipline will also be considered.
Familiar with all Connecticut wildlife species, including but not limited to birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.  Able to recognize all species by direct observation or by evidence such as call/song, tracks, scat or other sign.  Knowledgeable of management and conservation initiatives with all wildlife species within the state of Connecticut and southern New England.
Familiar with biological field research protocols and procedures.
Able to write short reports describing technical work for a general audience.
Have a valid driver’s license
Be able to drive a pick-up truck (automatic transmission and occasionally in 4WD off road)
Be able to work with volunteers and the public
Capable of working independently and as part of a team, cheerfully in all weather conditions, and with biting insects/ticks.
Able to work with Microsoft Office Suite software and capable of learning other platforms to suit the needs of the position.
Familiar with the proper usage and maintenance of field equipment.

Please send copy of resume and contact information for 2 references to:

James Fischer
Research Director
The White Memorial Conservation Center, Inc.
80 Whitehall Rd.
P.O. Box 368
Litchfield, CT  06759

e-mail: james@whitememorialcc.org
phone: 860-567-0857
fax: 860-567-2611

Application Period:  Open until filled, Application period begins April 1, 2012.

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