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Sea Turtle/Biological Technician

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex
Job Field:
Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Location Detail:
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 Interns may participate in education/outreach, invasive species monitoring, shorebird surveys, control for feral hogs and invasive plants, and trail maintenance.


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.


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.



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


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,



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