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Mexican Wolf Volunteer | Alpine, AZ | Closes 4/24/2018

Mexican Wolf Volunteer

Agency: USFWS
Location: Alpine, AZ
Closes: 4/24/2018

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Major Duties: The volunteer will perform a variety of tasks in support of the Mexican wolf recovery project. Team members must be excellent and open communicators, team oriented, and adaptable to the dynamic nature of the program. This is a very field-based opportunity. Duties MAY include the following: • Monitoring wolf distribution and occurrence (using track identification , scat ID, and howling surveys) • Conducting radio-telemetry (by vehicle or hiking, or assisting with aerial telemetry) using receivers and H-antenna to monitor the locations and movements of radio collared wolves. Telemetry skills also involve using a map, compass and GPS to triangulate and plot wolf locations. Previous experience with radio-telemetry is a strong plus. • Hazing wolves using non-lethal munitions such as cracker shells. Previous experience using firearms is a plus. (Applicants must be legally able to possess a firearm) • Backcountry travel by 4WD vehicle, hiking and backpacking. Camping and horseback riding are possible. Extended periods of work in remote areas for behavioral observations and various management activities can occur. • Depending on seasonal needs, the volunteer MAY assist project biologists with various wolf management and research activities such as: Capture (using leg-hold traps or darting). Radio collaring of wolves including medical workups (blood, vaccines, etc.) and measurements Possible monitoring of den and rendezvous site activity Being a courteous ambassador of the wolf program, distributing current wolf information and educational materials to ranchers, campers, hunters, and other persons using the recovery area • The majority of field data is collected and entered in the field utilizing collector app software on Ipads. Office tasks such as data entry (syncing remotely collected data, managing photo database, etc.) and equipment maintenance (vehicles, traps, snowmobiles, ATV’s, etc.) are routinely conducted. Depending on current seasonal activities, volunteer may be asked to assist with a wide variety of project needs, complex or tedious. Flexibility and a good helpful attitude are essential.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

The applicant should be age 21 or over, in excellent physical health and hold a current drivers license. He/she must be able to work independently and with a team and demonstrate a good level of flexibility. Work conditions are often in remote areas with extreme environmental conditions. Long, irregular hours can be anticipated. Must be able to work and live in backcountry conditions for extended hitches (independently and in teams). Ideal candidates are highly motivated, detail oriented, organized, and able to maintain a positive disposition even under adverse conditions. Applicants with or working towards a Bachelors degree in wildlife biology are desirable. Experiences in backcountry travel, map and compass use, wildlife or wolf handling and tracking, ranching, hunting and trapping are helpful. Remote backcountry hiking and camping experience, radio-telemetry, 4WD vehicle operation, and good communication skills are preferred. During their first few months, volunteers will be evaluated to assess their skills, decision making, and ability to learn for overall compatibility with program needs and to ensure the safety of themselves and others; working in remote areas can be hazardous. Applicants must be willing to represent the views and goals of the USFWS, Mexican Wolf Recovery Program to cooperators and the public, and adhere to the services code of conduct and ethics.

 

To apply: E-mail a short cover letter, resume, and 3 references as one document to the Volunteer Coordinator: Janess_Vartanian@fws.gov. Be sure to indicate which start dates you are applying for in your cover letter. No phone calls please. The position announcement closes as soon as filled; early consideration will be given as resumes are received.

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Field Supervisor | Flagstaff, AZ | Closes 5/1/2018

Field Supervisor

Agency: Arizona Conservation Corps (ACE)
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Closes: 5/1/2018
Salary: $30,000 – $33,000
JOB TYPE: Temporary/Seasonal

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Field Supervisor’s primary responsibilities are training, supervising, and mentoring seasonal field staff including Crew Leaders, Assistant Crew Leaders, and YCC Mentors; assisting the Program Coordinators with recruitment and selection of leaders; providing technical support to crews on trail, range, and chainsaw projects; scouting projects and building relationships with on-the-ground partners; ensuring AZCC programming, policies, and procedures are implemented effectively in the field. The primary focus for this position is supporting crews and projects based out of the Flagstaff office. Both office and field work are required in this position, with frequent and prolonged trips to the field. The ability to work a flexible schedule is critical.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Minimum of 2 years of experience in a Conservation Corps program. • Experience with crew leadership; trail layout, design, construction, and maintenance; range projects including fencing and invasive species work; and chainsaw operation, maintenance, and repair. • Flexibility, adaptability and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment. • The ability to travel frequently and camp in remote environments with minimal support. • Minimum of 1 year of supervising others in the work environment. • Valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record. • Proficient in computer programs, databases, other technology. • Must be able to pass all Conservation Legacy’s criminal history checks. • Current Wilderness First Responder certification.

 

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Afton McKusick at afton@conservationlegacy.org.

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Biological Science Technician | Flagstaff, AZ | Closes 4/25/2018

Biological Science Technician

Agency: USGS
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Closes: 4/25/2018
Salary: $14.30 – $16.00/hour
JOB TYPE: Temporary/Seasonal

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Southwest Biological Science Center’s Terrestrial Dryland Ecology Group is seeking a biological science technician. This position will collect data in grassland and shrubland ecosystems across the Colorado Plateau, including measurements regarding soil conditions, plant traits, and community composition. Duties: * Collects biological, botanic, genetic, and soil data and/or samples from field locations in grassland and shrubland plant communities across the Colorado Plateau. * Performs laboratory analyses to determine specified chemical, biological, genetic, or physical characteristics. * Operates a government motor vehicle as an incidental driver. * Work may be physically challenging and includes walking, bending, climbing, and lifting of equipment up to 50lbs while in the field, sometimes during adverse conditions. Office work (e.g., data entry) requires the ability to sit for prolonged periods.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Desired skills: * Practical knowledge of the technical methods and procedures of biological sciences to organize and execute a variety of projects. * Knowledge of routine field data collection procedures in order to collect biological data. * Skill in the operation, maintenance, and servicing of a variety of biological recording and measuring instruments. * Knowledge of procedures and techniques utilized in biological and/or genetic laboratories for measuring the physical, chemical, and/or genetic parameters of organisms. * Must be able to travel and spend up to two weeks at a time in remote field locations that may not have facilities. * Experience using dichotomous keys to assist plant identification and knowledge of common plant species across the Colorado Plateau.

 

To apply: Please see application details on indeed.com: https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?t=biological+science+technician+gg+0404+0405&jk=d2620aa628f5b18c&_ga=2.74428501.633635849.1523554797-1149039373.1515697122

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