Position Description & Application
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.
- Use a variety of sampling techniques (visual encounter surveys, auditory surveys, hoop nets, funnel traps, dip nets, driving transects, etc.) to survey for herpetofauna throughout the state.
- Hike and carry a backpack in rugged and remote terrain.
- Conduct field surveys and record detailed biological data.
Preference may be given to those with a high school degree plus 2 years’ experience in fish and wildlife resource management, research, or habitat development or 2 years of college coursework towards a bachelor’s degree in wildlife management, herpetology, ichthyology, biology, ecology, natural resources management, or another closely related field.
**Must have a valid driver's license.
- Ability to maintain a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and be able to work well with others in a team setting.
- Experience working in the field, conducting biological surveys, and collecting field data.
- Ability to pay close attention to detail and record accurate data.
- Experience using hand-held GPS for navigation and/or data collection.
- Experience surveying for reptiles and amphibians preferred.
- Ability to work well with a field crew for extended periods.
- Ability to collaborate with and engage the public, private landowners, and agency personnel.