Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wild Wednesday Jobs Post

Scouting for work involving endangered species, wildlife, and the environment?

Stick around. You've reached a vantage point. 

As a former field biologist who has worked her way around the country, I know where to "go for the goods" when it comes to employment opportunities, and I'd love to help you land a job you love. I'll round up new announcements each week, and I'll post 5 findings here every Wednesday. 

Whether you're a newbie looking for an internship or a seasoned professional seeking a permanent position, you're likely to find a lead worth following. 

Photo courtesy of NOAA
Job Title: Biologist
Employer: CSS-Dynamac
Location:  Dededo, Guam
Basic Requirements:  Minimum requirements in education are a BS/BA with training in biology, ecology, environmental education or related field. Relevant experience may substitute for a degree. Valid driver’s license and a good driving record are required.  
Duration:  1 year +
Application Deadline:  7/23/12

Employer: The Nature Conservancy
Location: Delmont, New Jersey
Basic Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree and 3 years experience in natural resource management or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience communicating with the public and/or media both in writing and verbally. Experience using common software applications such as Word, Excel, Web browsers, etc. Experience performing physical work.
Duration: Permanent
Application Deadline: 8/26/12  

Location:  Wyoming - Varied
Basic Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree in wildlife management, range management, biology, zoology or ichthyology, including at least 20 hours of coursework in these fields as evidenced on transcripts, are required.
Must have a valid driver’s license. If you have not currently completed college coursework at the baccalaureate level in wildlife management, biology, zoology or other closely related field, you must submit a letter from your college authority stating you are expected to receive your degree by December 31, 2012.
Duration: Permanent

Job Title: Passerine Bird Bander (Experienced)
Location: Gering, Nebraska   
Basic Requirements: Prior experience and proficiency in mist-netting, safe extraction and proper handling, and efficient banding and processing of birds. Must be able to identify, age, and sex a variety of bird species captured, primarily, but not limited to, passerines. Knowledge of both western and eastern NA bird species desired. B.S. in biology, ecology, zoology, or related field preferred. Knowledge of avian biology and bird migration, and the ability to effectively communicate to education program participants at the banding station.
Duration: 8/27 to 10/5 (6 weeks)
Application Deadline:  8/10/12

Employer: Waikiki Aquarium
Location:  Oahu, Hawaii
Basic Requirements:  Minimum sophomore standing in college/university. Must be able to speak and comprehend English. Ability to work unsupervised. Ability to follow instructions. Able to work in outdoor climate. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Detail oriented. Team player. Strong interest in monk seals and other marine mammals – husbandry, care, training. Able to work 20 hours/week for the chosen semester, will include weekend and holiday work; also will include a variety of schedules (5 days/week; AM 7-11; weekly pool cleaning Wed 4-8pm on alternating weeks)
Duration:  Fall (mid August – mid January)
Application Deadline:  9/15/12

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