Science Aide (bat resource science projects)
Agency: Missouri Department of Conservation
Location: Columbia or Jefferson City, MO
Closing Date: December 18, 2020
Contact: Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references via email in a single PDF attachment to Jordan Meyer (Jordan.Meyer@mdc.mo.gov. For more information about the position, contact Jordan Meyer (Jordan.Meyer@mdc.mo.gov), Jeanette Bailey (Jeanette.Bailey@mdc.mo.gov), or Tony Elliot (Anthony.Elliot@mdc.mo.gov).
The Missouri Department of Conservation has an opening for a full-time science aide to work on multiple bat resource science projects throughout the state. This position’s primary responsibility will be maintaining and updating the Statewide Bat Database. Additional job duties and field work may include participating with cave monitoring efforts and assisting with summer mist-net efforts for Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis) in Northern Missouri. Overnight travel within the state will be required for multiple projects. Other responsibilities include reviewing Wildlife Collector Permit applications. There may be opportunities to assist with data analysis and manuscript writing.
• Maintaining and updating databases in Microsoft Access
• Assist in data collection for various research and monitoring projects for bats (includes acoustic surveys, hibernacula counts, mist-netting, harp traps at hibernacula entrances)
• Design datasheets
• Locating sampling locations (i.e., cave entrances) using GPS units and maps
• Operating ATVs
• Driving trucks and towing ATV trailers
• Carrying 50+ lbs. of equipment over rugged, uneven terrain (up to ¼ mile)
• Work outdoors in extreme and undesirable conditions (i.e., hot/ cold temperatures, during the night)
See announcement and apply here.