The Seasonal Resource Management Field Technician will gain valuable hands-on experience and professional skills in natural resource management and conservation ecology. Working at the 13,000-acre Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in southwestern Florida, the technician will assist with the implementation of an ecologically-sound land management program. This full-time six-month seasonal position will run from March 2018 through August 2018 and will not exceed 40 hours per week, with occasional weekend work, as needed.
Under the guidance of the Senior Resource Manager, the technician will develop skills in a variety of conservation activities, and be engaged in the following activities:
-Managing non-native, invasive and native nuisance species using a wide variety of tools such as herbicide sprayers (handheld, ATV mounted, buggy mounted), chainsaws, and hand tools;
-Helping with planning, execution, and follow-up monitoring of prescribed fire operations in a variety of natural habitats;
-Driving and basic maintenance of multiple off-road vehicles including but not limited to ATVs and swamp buggies; and
-Other duties as needed.
-Must excel in interpersonal communications and interpersonal skills while maintaining a team-focused attitude.
-Possesses a desire to learn about conservation.
-Demonstrates the ability to exercise sound judgment and adaptability to changing work conditions.
-Possesses a valid driver’s license (experience with ATVs, 4WD vehicles and the ability to operate a manual transmission is a plus).
-Commitment to the full duration of the seasonal position (March 2018 through August 2018).
-Experience in resource management work preferred.
-Basic understanding of ecology preferred.
-Ability to work long hours in the field in sub-tropical wetland environments, exposed to harsh South Florida environment (sun, biting insects, severe summer storms), sometimes alone and carrying field gear (up to 40 lbs.) for extended periods.
-Ability and willingness to work in murky waters and thick vegetation that serve as home for potentially dangerous wildlife such as alligators and venomous snakes.
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