Biological Technicians will assist wildlife biologists with a variety of ongoing projects on the Alaska Peninsula/Becharof National Wildlife Refuge and adjacent land. Summer schedule is likely to go as follows: April - Training; May - ptarmigan surveys; June - surveys of landbirds including point counts and vegetation surveys; July - vegetation surveys, data entry and analysis, draft reports.
In between remote field work, technicians will work in the King Salmon office on Data entry, reporting and field logistics (ordering, gathering and packing gear and food, repairing gear). While in King Salmon, an 8 hour day, 5 day work week is expected. While in the field, long days and weekend work may occur.
Technicians will participate in other small projects as time allows. Other projects may include helping with maintenance, and outreach projects such as giving educational talks to local youth.
- A background in wildlife management, conservation, or biology.
- An interest in avian identification and observation.
- Ability to use binoculars, measuring equipment, computers,
- Ability to hike 4-8 miles on uneven, swampy ground or through tangles of tall shrub carrying a shot gun and 30-35 lbs of gear.
- Willing to work in bear country and carry a firearm for bear safety.
- Willing to fly in small aircraft and use small and moderately sized watercraft including inflatable canoes.
- Ability to share co-ed living quarters. Ability to share office space and computers.
- Ability to work in windy, cold, and wet weather. Conditions range from 30-90 degrees Fahrenheit, 50 knot winds, fog, rain and occasional sleet or snow, and intense sun. Ability to tolerate biting insects.
- Ability to interact with people of different background, different cultures, and that have different values for fish and wildlife.
- Must possess a valid driver's license.
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