Biological Technician-Virginia

Agency
FWS / Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Location
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Job Category
Internships
Salary
250/wk plus housing
Start Date
05/14/2018
Last Date to Apply
01/26/2018
Website
https://www.fws.gov/refuge/back_bay/
Description
Job Description: Provide technical field support and data management to the biological program at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Duties: assisting biological program with plant and animal surveys (shorebirds, sea turtles, pollinators, freshwater marsh vegetation, frog calls, etc.), non-native vegetation mapping through ArcGIS & ArcCollector and removal including herbicide application, data entry and management, GPS/ GIS, assisting with visitor service & public events as needed, early morning/late evening surveys, occasional weekend work, working with staff and volunteers, supply and equipment inventories and organization, maintains refuge equipment and supplies and other duties to assist biology program and refuge staff.
Qualifications
Qualifications: Knowledge of wildlife biology, conservation biology, natural resource management, or zoology; B.S. preferred. Ability to work independently and with a team in the field. Enthusiasm for field work, positive attitude, self-starter, physically fit. Personal transportation required for local non-work travel. Valid driver’s license required. Selected applicant will also need to apply through SCA program. Documentation Needed: cover letter, resume, contact information including email addresses of three references due by January 26, 2018 (preferably via email) Contact: Lauren Mowbray, Senior Biologist, Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 1324 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456, lauren_mowbray@fws.gov, 757-301-7329 x3108
Contact Person
Lauren Mowbray
Contact eMail
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