The Mid-Atlantic Center for Herpetology and Conservation seeks qualified candidates for Bog Turtle conservation projects throughout the northeastern United States. Duties include: public outreach, creation of viable long-term easement monitoring protocols, ecological restoration, wildlife monitoring, habitat assessments, and data management. This position begins in the summer of 2013 and ends the fall of 2015. Compensation is ±40,000/year. Travel reimbursement is also provided. The project is anticipated to continue beyond 2015, thus there may be employment potential beyond the position’s end date. Two positions are open, one each in Pennsylvania and New York.
Applicants should possess the following:
excellent verbal and written communication skills
functional understanding of ecology and wildlife biology
previous experience with Bog Turtle conservation and planning
advanced understanding of GIS and statistical analyses
physical ability to assess natural areas (e.g., meadows, woods, fields, streams, etc.) on foot
Other requirements of the position include:
Ability to work independently from a home office located within 25-mile radius from Amenia, NY (NY Position only).
Must have personal vehicle (with insurance), a clean driving record, and a general willingness to travel throughout NE United States.
Bachelor’s Degree or graduate degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, or a related field expected.
Extensive field experience with Bog Turtles and landowner outreach will be considered in lieu of advanced degrees
Demonstrated field experience with amphibians and reptiles and/or conservation easement outreach
The following personal equipment: Personal computer or laptop for work use and a cell phone