The Mid-Atlantic Center for Herpetology and Conservation seeks part-time assistance with a Bog Turtle conservation project located in the Taconic-Berkshire region (NY/CT/MA). Duties include: public outreach, ecological restoration, wildlife monitoring, habitat assessments, and data management. This position is 20 hours/week starting in summer 2013 and ending summer/fall 2015. Compensation will be ±$400/week. Travel reimbursement is also provided. The project is anticipated to continue beyond 2015, thus there may be employment potential beyond position’s end date.
Applicants should possess the following:
excellent verbal and written communication skills
functional understanding of ecology and wildlife biology
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 a 25-mile radius from Amenia, NY
Must have personal vehicle (with insurance), a clean driving record, and a general willingness to travel throughout Taconic-Berkshire region
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