This position will involve working on various field studies in the DNR nongame herpetology and mammalogy programs. The primary project will be a mark-recapture study of crawfish frogs using a drift fence-pitfall trap array. Other projects may include frog call surveys, live trapping, visual searches, and the use of automated recording units. Duties will entail working day and night shifts, on weekends, and in variable weather conditions. Some work may be conducted at remote sites, in caves, and along cliff lines.
•Preferred applicants will have a Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology, ecology, or a closely related field.
•Applicants should have field experience working with mammals, amphibians, or reptiles, and must be able to work independently and in a team setting.
•Applicants should have experience using GPS, maps, 4WD vehicles, hand, and power tools.
•A safe driving record and valid driver’s license is required.
•Candidates shall have a High School Diploma or High School Equivalent (HSE) or one (1) year of work experience.
•Completion of some college coursework in wildlife management, natural resources, biology, ecology, forestry, and/or related areas of study is required for some roles.
•This role may be required to work afternoons, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
•Individual may be required to wear a DNR provided uniform.
•May be required to travel to additional properties.
•May be required to work around potentially dangerous heavy equipment (e.g. tractors, disks, mowers, planters, etc.).