Wildlife Technician Needed Immediately (salamanders and habitat assessment) – West Virginia

Agency
West Virginia University
Location
West Virginia
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$350/week
Start Date
06/19/2017
Last Date to Apply
06/19/2017
Description
West Virginia University is seeking experienced field technicians to assist a graduate student with PhD research looking at impacts of young forest. Field work will take place throughout West Virginia on West Virginia DNR wildlife management areas. Primary tasks will include coverboard sampling for salamanders, vegetation surveys, and data entry. Preference will be given to applicants with previous experience sampling/handling eastern US salamanders experience and eastern US tree identification. The position will begin as soon as possible and end early-August. Housing will be provided at each field site and will be shared with other technicians and graduate student.
Qualifications
Applicants are expected to be in good physical health and work long hours in arduous conditions. Applicants must have previous experience sampling amphibians or similar herpetofauna, identifying eastern hardwood tree species, and navigating using handheld GPS units. Technicians must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and have a strong work ethic. Applicant should have a BS or working towards one in wildlife, natural resources, or a similar field. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
Contact Person
Eric Margenau
Contact Phone
7155295483
Contact eMail
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