Lead Black Rail Technician

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Titusville, FL
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$18/hour + housing
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Last Date to Apply
BLACK RAIL TECHNICIAN (1) needed (April 17- August 31, 2023) to conduct monitoring and research in central Florida for the Eastern Black Rail. This is an exciting opportunity for someone hoping to gain experience in conservation biology working with an endangered species. Successful applicant will be a seasonal OPS employee with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Technician will conduct call-broadcast point counts, habitat assessments, and deploy and retrieve autonomous recording units (ARUs) and camera traps across multiple conservation lands in the Upper St. Johns River Basin. Technicians may also participate in processing sound files and data entry/management. Position will require local travel between field sites and occasional visits to the main office in Gainesville, FL. Must have a good driving record and be comfortable working in wetlands. Pay is $18/hour (pre-tax). Free housing provided in Titusville, FL. Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Carolyn Enloe at: Carolyn.Enloe@MyFWC.com Position open until filled. Applications reviewed as received.
Preferred Qualifications: * Applicants must have previous field experience and a bachelor’s degree in wildlife, environmental science, or related field *Experience identifying birds by sound a plus! Point count survey experience with call-broadcast techniques a plus ***Experience operating and loading ATVs and trailers independently highly preferred * Must be detail-oriented and careful with data collection ***Must have ability to work independently with minimal supervision * Experience with or desire to learn passive monitoring techniques preferred
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Carolyn Enloe, PhD
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