Northern Gulf Turtle & Coastal Research Position

U.S. Geological Survey
Port St. Joe, FL
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Unpaid; housing provided
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
We are seeking applicants for a turtle research program with the U.S Geological Survey in Northwest Florida. The program is stationed in Port St. Joe in the Florida Panhandle. Projects include capturing, marking, and sampling sea turtles and other coastal species. All applicants will assist with all aspects of the program. Research will be conducted on foot, ATV/UTV, and by boat. Applicants should be ready and willing to work independently and as part of a team for up to 10 hours at a time. The work will be conducted via ATV/UTV in the mornings identifying and marking sea turtle nests. Other day work includes capturing sea turtles by boat, tagging diamondback terrapins in the salt marsh, and measuring sand compaction on local beaches. In addition, applicants may travel among research sites and conduct public outreach. Conditions during all activities will be hot and buggy with long periods of time in direct sunlight.
*Due to the fact that some of these projects occur on US Air Force property, all applicants must be US citizens. Applicants should be current students or recent graduates studying biology or a similar major; preference will be given to those with previous field experience. Applicant positions have a mandatory start date by May 22nd and are asked to commit through August 1st with the possibility to assist with work through November 2023. **Interested applicants should submit a single document containing a cover letter and CV/resume. Interviews will be conducted as applications from qualified individuals are received. Positions can be filled before the application deadline.
Contact Person
Joseph Alday
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