Wildlife Research Technician (2013 Seasonal) 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 April 1 and September 30.  Schedule can vary by applicant’s availability. 

Job Qualifications:

Ø    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 disciplines will also be considered. 
Ø    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
Ø    Familiar with biological field research protocols and procedures. 
Ø    Able to write short reports describing technical work for a general audience.
Ø    Have a valid driver’s license.
Ø    Be able to drive a pick-up truck (automatic transmission and occasionally in 4WD off road).
Ø    Be able to work with volunteers and the public.
Ø    Capable of working independently and as part of a team, cheerfully in all weather conditions, and with biting insects/ticks.
Ø    Able to work with Microsoft Office Suite software and capable of learning other platforms to suit the needs of the position.
Ø    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

phone: 860-567-0857
fax: 860-567-2611

Application Period:  Open until filled.  Application period begins February 15, 2013.

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