Amphibian survey technician positions

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Apr 6, 2021, 9:27:43 PMApr 6
to Northeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (NEPARC)
From: Dr. Brian R. Hudgens
Amphibian survey technician positions

Wildlife Technicians – 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 the compensation.

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: and put "Amphibian Survey Technician"  in the email subject line.
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