Wildlife Technician: Virginia Tech

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  • Eglin Air Force Base, FL
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Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 25 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 25 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world. Invent the Future at Virginia Tech.
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Candidate will work with Virginia Tech to assist with research and monitoring of gopher tortoise, reticulated flatwoods salamander, and other wildlife on Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Position will require working a combination of days/nights in winter and summer in potentially adverse conditions (high heat, cold, rain). Responsibilities will include setting and monitoring camera traps at gopher tortoise burrows, conducting tortoise burrow surveys, monitoring drift fences and conducting dipnet surveys for flatwoods salamanders, conducting anuran call surveys, training other crew members in proper field techniques and data collection and management, and photo categorization and general data entry and proofing. Work will begin in early June 2016 and continue through April 2017.

Required Qualifications:
Previous field experience working with reptiles and amphibians, including marking amphibians or reptiles using VIE and/or PIT tags; ability to locate gopher tortoise burrows; maintain accurate data sets; valid driver’s license; excellent organization and communication skills; demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively; successful applicants will be adaptable, detail-oriented, enthusiastic, and able to work harmoniously with others.

Preferred Qualifications:
B.S. in Wildlife Science or related field; previous experience supervising others; experience working with ambystomatid salamanders (or experience handling federally threatened or endangered species), running drift fences, working on a military installation, and operating 4WD vehicles are strongly desired.

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