The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) is hiring 1 wildlife technician to assist in a study on alternative bat hibernacula in Maine. The seasonal position is full time from approximately November 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019, with potential for extension. The office location will be located near Bangor, Maine, but the fieldwork will occur in coastal and southern Maine. The successful candidate will work as a team with MDIFW and University of Maine to deploy bat detectors on talus slopes in winter. This work will entail maintaining multiple acoustic stations throughout the state and managing the data as it comes in from the field. The technician must be flexible to work on weekends, but work will not exceed 40 hours per week. Duties may also include fieldwork assisting other MDIFW mammal projects (e.g., lynx, deer, moose).
The successful applicant must be able to work independently in remote areas, work in cold temperatures, confidently operate, repair and maintain snowmobiles and 4WD vehicles, operate a handheld GPS unit, and be in good physical condition.
Previous bat experience is an asset, but is not necessary. Candidates should only apply if they have extensive experience working independently and prior fieldwork that required operating a snowmobile on a daily basis in remote areas. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to take a Wilderness First Aid course and housing will be provided during multi-day trips in more remote areas.
To apply, please send a brief cover letter (less than 1 page), resume, and list of 3 references to Shevenell Webb at Shevenell.Webb@maine.gov. Two references must be able to describe your snowmobile and general winter fieldwork experience. Please include your name and “MDIFW Bat Technician” in the subject line of the email. For questions regarding the position, please contact Shevenell Webb via email or office phone 207-941-4473. Only candidates with an interview will be notified.