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Sea Turtle/Biological Technician

Deadline:
Employer:
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex
Job Field:
Wildlife
Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Location:
Georgia
Location Detail:
Townsend
Job Description:

Summer interns (3-4) are hired to work and live on Blackbeard Island National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge is only accessible by boat - boat transportation provided). Majority of responsibilities involve monitoring threatened loggerhead sea turtle nests. Duties include: locating sea turtle nests, installing predator controls, inventorying nests, collecting, recording, and inputting data into seaturtle.org. Interns may participate in education/outreach, invasive species monitoring, shorebird surveys, control for feral hogs and invasive plants, and trail maintenance.

Qualifications:

Must be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen.

 

A valid driver's license is required.

 

Able to work independently and as a team member.

 

Able to carry out instructions in a timely and efficient manner.

 

Able to conduct strenuous work outdoors in rough summer weather conditions of coastal Georgia. Conditions include but are not limited to: extreme heat, long periods in the sun, and exposure to biting insects.

 

Able to work with the public, other refuge personnel, and public figures in a professional manner.

 

Safely operate Kawasaki UTVs.

Miscellaneous:

Start Date: Early May (or sooner for those who are not in school)

 

End Date: Mid-August (or later pending availability)

 

Work Schedule: 10 days on the island working with 4 days off.

Salary:
Volunteer

Benefits:

Free quality housing on and off island provided (includes AC, washer/dryer, full kitchen). Off island housing is located at Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge, Townsend, GA.

 

Quality work experience on a beautiful Georgia barrier island.

How to Apply:

Submit application package including cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.

 

Email applications accepted. Please submit to Chuck_Hayes@fws.gov.

 

Application Deadline: Application packet must be received by COB on 3/5/2022.

 

For questions regarding these vacancies, please email Chuck Hayes, Supervisory Wildlife Biologist, Chuck_Hayes@fws.gov

 

Website: www.fws.gov/refuge/blackbeard_island

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