Research Assistant, Bat Projects – Apply by 4/1
Delaware DivISION of Fish and Wildlife - Smyrna, Delaware
Seasonal: May – October 2016 (37.5 hours/week) -- Primary responsibilities will include assisting with recruiting and managing volunteers for bat projects, ordering, maintaining and decontaminating gear, assisting with live catches of bats, conducting acoustic surveys and analyzing the calls, preparing outreach materials, resolving bat/human conflicts and managing data. Position also involves finding maternity colonies, collecting and editing GIS data and managing multiple databases. Public outreach will be needed for a variety of the bat projects. May also be required to assist with amphibian and reptile projects including surveys for bog turtle habitat and bog turtles, conducting radio telemetry with bog turtles, collecting data for other amphibian and reptile projects, including site surveys and environmental reviews.
Activities, such as data entry (GIS, Excel and Assess), landowner contact, filing and assisting with other projects will be required. Must be able and willing to work night time and weekend hours in difficult field conditions (biting insects, hot and cold conditions, long hours). Must have excellent communication and organizational skills.
Salary: $10.00 - $12.00 per hour
- Some college work in wildlife biology/management or closely related field required.
- Prior field experience preferred (especially with bats).
- Prior acoustic monitoring and call evaluation preferred.
- GIS experience preferred.
- Rabies vaccination preferred.
- Must have good interpersonal and communication skills.
- Experience using word processing, spreadsheet and GIS applications.
- Ability to work independently; organized and efficient work habits; good time management skills.
- Valid driver’s license.