Wildlife Management Internship – Great Smoky Mountains NP-Tennessee

Agency
Southeast Conservation Corps
Location
Gatlinburg, TN
Job Category
Internships
Salary
125/week
Start Date
01/08/2018
Last Date to Apply
01/01/2018
Website
http://www.southeastconservationcorps.org/join/internships/
Description
DUTIES: Elk Management: Perform radio-telemetry to monitor elk movements and survival. Assist in the capture, handling, and radio-marking of newborn elk calves (spring position only). Patrol areas where elk commonly feed providing education and assistance to visitors. Black Bear Management: Assist with the monitoring, capture, and handling of nuisance and injured black bears. Post warning and/or closure signs as needed. This work can often be physically strenuous for extended hours. Wild Hog Control: Hike and scout area for wild hog activity. Set and monitor wild hog traps. Utilize a firearm to humanely euthanize trapped wild hogs. Hike and backpack (up to 15 miles) in remote mountainous terrain.
Qualifications
SKILLS REQUIRED: Practical knowledge of radio-telemetry; ability to work with/handle animals (farm, zoo, etc. work experience); ability to hike/backpack; ability to use firearms; ability to work with and carry heavy backpacks in steep mountains terrain; ability to operate vehicles including towing and backing trailers.   SKILLS DESIRED: Academic background in wildlife or related disciplines; outdoor-related skills in hunting, trapping, and backpacking. Physical Requirements: Frequently required to walk, sit, talk and listen. Required to use hands to operate objects, tools or controls, and to reach with hands and arms. Often lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and the ability to focus. Frequently required to drive a SECC vehicle, and must be able to speak, understand, write and read English. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.   This program is available to all eligible applicants, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, sexual orientation or religion.     Additional Notes: All applicants must pass a criminal background and motor vehicle background check prior to hiring. TO APPLY: visit http://www.southeastconservationcorps.org/join/internships/, click APPLY NOW after read wildlife internship details and full position description.
Contact Person
Sarah Brown
Contact Phone
423-322-4976
Contact eMail
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