Environmental Conservation, Department of
Full Job Description
Thirty (30) semester credit hours, including 12 semester credit hours in fisheries, marine resources or wildlife management; mariculture; marine biology; aquaculture; aquatic, marine or terrestrial ecology; zoology; marine technology; botany; limnology; hydrology; or oceanography.
Conduct mammal monitoring and research, primarily focused on New England cottontail but also including broad-based surveying for small- and medium-sized mammals and monitoring of listed bat species. Familiarity with mammal monitoring techniques is desired, particularly experience with lagomorph and/or rodent trapping, radio telemetry, vegetation surveying and GIS. Incumbent will also conduct outreach to landowners, map habitats, manage data collected and write summary reports of findings. Incumbent will at times assist with all other aspects of the wildlife program, including surveys for endangered and threatened species of reptiles, birds and amphibians, review of proposed development and land management projects for potential impacts to endangered and threatened wildlife species, emergency responses to wildlife situations, biological data collection on hunter-killed deer, and answering questions from the public over the telephone and in person, including questions about nuisance wildlife and hunting/trapping.
Must have a valid driver’s license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain Must be able to work in remote areas. Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions. Travel may be required. Overtime may be required. Overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 35 pounds. Telecommuting may be available, will be discussed at interview.
This is a seasonal, hourly appointment with an anticipated end date of 3/31/2023. Program needs and funding will determine actual termination date. Actual work schedule, duties and travel requirements may vary and will be discussed at the interview.
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