Bog Turtle Research Positions - Part-time

Bog Turtle Research Positions ; Part-time
Salary ±$400/week
Location NY/CT/MA
Job Information 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
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Amenia, New York
Mid-Atlantic Center for Herpetology and Conservation
Human Resources Department

Amenia, NY