Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Job: Tarheel Herp Tech

The Center for North American Herpetology
Lawrence, Kansas
4 February 2009

Position 60034248
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
Wildlife Diversity Program

Job Description

We are hiring a field technician to assist with various amphibian, turtle, and
projects in the Piedmont and Sandhills regions of North Carolina. The
successful applicant
will assist with herpetological studies including Gopher Frog radiotelemetry
and surveys,
vernal pool and Seepage Salamander studies, nocturnal frog-call surveys,
Eastern Box
Turtle radiotelemetry, and general herpetological surveys. This position may
also assist
with conducting point counts for Bachman's Sparrows and other songbirds.
Field work will
be conducted on Sandhills Gameland, Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge and other
in the North Carolina Sandhills and Piedmont.

The job will begin on or around 23 February 2009 and end in November 2009. Work
will not be standard, due to the nature of the projects. Some duties will
require working
independently in remote field locations.

The employee's duty station will be at the Sandhills Game Land near Hoffman,
Carolina. Pay will be $12.25 to $13.50 per hour for 40 hours per week,
depending upon
training and experience. The Wildlife Resources Commission will deduct taxes. A
and other necessary equipment will be provided, and the employee will be
reimbursed for
lodging and meals when overnight stays away from the duty station are
necessary. Rent-
free group housing will be available in Rockingham, North Carolina.


A 2-year degree in Wildlife Biology or related field is required, with a
Bachelor's degree or
higher preferred. The successful applicant must have a good working knowledge
of the
principles and practices of wildlife management and research. Experience with
turtle, and reptile identification, radiotelemetry, and a willingness to work
with venomous
snakes is essential. The ability to identify southeastern birds by sight and
voice will be
helpful. Experience working with Access, ArcMap, and GPS units will also be
helpful. We
are looking for a self-starter with good organizational skills and personal
motivation, who
can work well independently.


Send a resume, including the names and phone numbers of 2-3 references, and a
letter to:

Jeff Humphries
Piedmont Wildlife Diversity Biologist
404 Barclay Road
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
(919) 928-4071

Deadline: Applications must be received by 11 February 2009. Email submissions

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