The Center for North American Herpetology
4 February 2009
SEASONAL FIELD TECHNICIAN (HERPETOLOGY)
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
Wildlife Diversity Program
We are hiring a field technician to assist with various amphibian, turtle, and
projects in the Piedmont and Sandhills regions of North Carolina. The
will assist with herpetological studies including Gopher Frog radiotelemetry
vernal pool and Seepage Salamander studies, nocturnal frog-call surveys,
Turtle radiotelemetry, and general herpetological surveys. This position may
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
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,
training and experience. The Wildlife Resources Commission will deduct taxes. A
and other necessary equipment will be provided, and the employee will be
lodging and meals when overnight stays away from the duty station are
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
principles and practices of wildlife management and research. Experience with
turtle, and reptile identification, radiotelemetry, and a willingness to work
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
are looking for a self-starter with good organizational skills and personal
can work well independently.
Send a resume, including the names and phone numbers of 2-3 references, and a
Piedmont Wildlife Diversity Biologist
404 Barclay Road
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
Deadline: Applications must be received by 11 February 2009. Email submissions