The Wildlife Conservation Section is offering one seasonal position for winter 2019/2020. The employee will primarily be conducting surveys for bats in caves, culverts and other transportation structures throughout Georgia. This will include measuring and weighing bats, swabbing bats, collecting environmental conditions data and handling and storing samples. Applicants must be willing to work for long days (> 10 hours) under physically challenging conditions (e.g., working in dark, wet and cold conditions). Other activities may include bat acoustic call analysis, other small mammal surveys and other work as needed. Travel to study sites will be by state vehicle, and travel expenses will be reimbursed. Lodging will be provided during surveys.
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a valid class C driver’s license. Applicants must have some college-level coursework in ecology, wildlife biology, or a related field. Applicants should be in good physical condition and be able to work in a variety of field conditions including caving and in culverts where encounters with snakes, alligators, biting insects, etc. are possible. Applicants should be comfortable performing data entry and other computer-based work.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to individuals that have current rabies pre-exposure prophylaxis, have experience with bat handling and bat identification techniques. Some experience using a GPS is also preferred.
Duration: November through April, somewhat flexible depending on availability (limited term of 6-months)
How to apply: Email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references in a single PDF document to:
Emily Ferrall, Wildlife Technician
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Wildlife Conservation Section