Wildlife Research Technician (Seasonal) -- Job 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 wildlife refuge in northwestern Connecticut.  Projects include with the following organismal groups and are limited to mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates.  Responsibilities include data collection, specimen collection, and working with some technical equipment.  Short written reports in a format suitable for a general audience will be required regularly (approximately weekly).  Field equipment such as GPS units and other digital instruments will be used and must be maintained.  This is a 40 hour per week paid position working Monday through Friday with occasional Saturday times, between mid-May and late-September.  Schedule can vary by applicant’s availability.  This is an hourly paid position ($10.00 - $11.00/hr.) based on experience.

Job Qualifications:

Ø Bachelor of Science in biology, ecology, natural resource management, environmental science, or other related discipline. 
Ø Familiar with all Connecticut wildlife species, including but not limited to birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.  Proficiency to identify these species will be prioritized but the ability to efficiently learn diagnostic character used to identify all species by direct observation or by evidence such as call/song, tracks, scat or other sign is important.  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 March 14, 2016.

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