Biological Technician, Sudbury, Massachusetts

Agency
US Fish and Wildlife Service, Eastern Massachusetts NWR Complex
Location
Sudbury, Massachusetts
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$600/week
Start Date
05/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
01/31/2021
Description
We are offering a 52-week position beginning sometime in April or May 2021, and lasting 52 weeks from the start date. In addition to a $600/week stipend, free dormitory style housing may be available. The biological technician will be involved in most aspects of the biological program on several Refuges within the Eastern Massachusetts NWR Complex. Duties are likely to include: field season preparations including readying gear and refining protocols; monitoring, and management of amphibians and reptiles and wetland habitats; vernal pool monitoring, surveys, and research including egg mass counts and dip net surveys; breeding bird surveys; rare turtle nest surveys and monitoring using radio telemetry; forest inventory on Cape Cod; invasive species mapping in upland and wetland habitats; control of aquatic invasive species, such as water chestnut; assisting with coastal water bird surveys; entering data into excel and GIS; writing field summary reports; maintaining facilities; interacting with the public and volunteers; and conducting routine office work. This position requires very flexible hours (largely influenced by weather) with some early mornings, late evenings, and weekend work required. Most work will be conducted within 1 hour of Sudbury, Massachusetts, but some overnight travel and camping may be necessary. All work will be conducted in accordance with the CDC, State of Massachusetts, and USFWS guidelines for Covid-19. Hires may be required to quarantine prior to the start date. There may also be some adjustments to field work as the season progresses, to ensure everyone is able to work safely during the pandemic.
Qualifications
Qualifications: 1) Experience implementing a wide range of biological field protocols and techniques for a diverse suite of species. 2) An academic background in wildlife or related fields. 3) Experience working with minimal supervision and in a group, and with volunteers and the public in a professional manner. 4) Experience working in challenging field conditions. 5) Enthusiasm. To apply, EMAIL a letter of interest, resume or CV, and the names and emails of three references to Stephanie_Koch@fws.gov. Only emailed applications will be accepted. The application deadline is January 31, 2021, but applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the positions may be filled before the application deadline.
Contact Person
Stephanie Koch
Contact eMail
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