Biological Aide; Bat Program at Fort Delaware State Park

Agency
Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife
Location
Delaware City and Smyrna, Delaware
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$10.38-12.50 per hour. Housing not provided.
Start Date
04/15/2018
Last Date to Apply
02/28/2018
Description
Responsibilities will include educating visitors to Fort Delaware on the importance of bats, the effect of White-nose Syndrome on bats and what people can do to help protect bats. Position will include escorting people through parts of the fort where bats hibernate and making sure that park visitors are aware of rules and guidelines and ways they can help protect bats. Most of the time will be spent talking to people so incumbent must enjoy interacting with people. Will also be responsible for maintaining decontamination equipment and helping keep decontamination areas clean and well-stocked. Incumbent will also assist with bat and Delmarva fox squirrel field studies that may include landowner contact, photomonitoring, bat acoustics, bat catches and resolving bat-human interactions. Hours will include almost all weekends and holidays from May-October and occasional nighttime work. Employment period will be from April – December 2018.
Qualifications
1) Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 2) Must enjoy interacting with both adults and children. 3) Background in environmental education preferred. 4) Ability to be on feet all day. 5) Must be able to use basic computer programs (email, Microsoft Word, Excel). 6) Ability to work independently; organized and efficient work habits; good time management skills. 7) Valid driver’s license. Apply by sending resume/CV along with a cover letter describing your qualifications and contact information for three references to Holly Niederriter at holly.niederriter@state.de.us. Application deadline is February 28, 2018 but positions may be filled sooner if candidates are found.
Contact Person
Holly Niederriter
Contact Phone
3027358670
Contact eMail
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