12th December 19:41
Immediate Openings for Field Herpetologists (snake tortoise turtle)
Full time field technicians needed immediately to survey all gopher
tortoise populations in the DeSoto and Chickasawhay National Forests
in Mississippi. Work will commence June 9 and will continue for 2-5
months until all suitable sites are thoroughly surveyed. Hiring may
continue as needed beyond the start date.
College students majoring in herpetology, ecology, conservation
biology, environmental science and related fields are especially
welcome, but all applicants will recieve equal conseideration.
The Central Gulf Coastal Plain is eastern North America's number one
hot spot for snake, lizard, turtle, and anuran abundance, diversity,
and endemism. If you've ever dreamed of visiting this herpetofaunal
wonderland, this is your chance to do so... and get paid for doing it!
This is an excellent opportunity for field experience and a great
resume builder for students and aspiring professional herpetologists.
You will be working with nationally recognized leaders in the
amphibian and reptile conservation community, which will be a nice
addition to your list of references.
Here are the basics:
-Full time: $10/hour, 8-10 hrs/day (part-time schedules can also be
-Requires physical exertion in extreme conditions.
-Must be experienced with GPS, compass and southeastern coastal plain
flora and fauna
Because these gopher tortoise populations occur in the federally
protected portion of the species' range, this survey is mandated by
the US Fish and Wildlife Service and is being funded by the US Forest
Please submit resumes to Jeff Holmes,
Co-Chair, PARC Joint National Steering Committee
Co-Chair, SE PARC
Co-Chair, Upland Snake Conservation Initiative, GTC
Senior Field Biologist and Conservation Planner
Conservation Southeast, Inc.
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