From: Dr. Brian R. Hudgens
Amphibian survey technician positions
Wildlife Technicians â€“ Amphibian Survey
The Institute for Wildlife Studies (IWS) is seeking highly motivated
applicants for 2-4 full-time, seasonal biologists for amphibian surveys
in remote areas of the northern California Coast from May 15-August 15,
2021. The primary project duties include but are not limited to: 1)
surveying streams and wetlands for foothill yellow-legged frogs and
northern red-legged frogs, 2) recording observations on these and other
amphibians, and 3) collecting eDNA samples.
Position Requirements: Candidates should have experience in wildlife
survey techniques, back-country backpacking and camping, and leave no
trace wilderness practices. Applicants will need to pay close attention
to careful data collection and record keeping, and adherence to
wilderness safety. Additional protocols will be required to prevent
potential transfer of amphibian pathogens between waterbodies.
Experience identifying aquatic and terrestrial stages of Pacific
Northwest amphibians, particularly foothill yellow-legged frogs and
northern red-legged frogs, and experience with collecting eDNA samples
is desired, but training will be provided.
The persons hired will be responsible for their own transportation and
housing. Field sites are in remote areas with little housing
opportunities within a two-hour drive.
Hours and Compensation: The work schedule is 5 days on, 2 days off.
Compensation is based on an hourly rate of $19.00, or approximately
$3,350/month. Position includes partially subsidized housing as part of
Closing Date: Applications will be reviewed as they are received and the
positions may be filled if a qualified applicants are identified.
Applicants should be available to begin work May 17, 2021.
Application Procedures: Submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and the names
and contact information for at least three reference, as a single PDF
document to: Brian Hudgens: IWSappl...@iws.org
and put "Amphibian Survey Technician" in the email subject line.