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Conservation Aide—Wildlife

Summary of Work

Under close supervision performs a variety of tasks to assist with wildlife-related field projects.

Examples of Duties

Conducts routine field observations and surveys; records observations made by others; compiles and enters data for subsequent computer analysis; captures animals to be marked for field studies and maintains field equipment. Many of these positions are seasonal or temporary.

Qualifications

Working knowledge of routine wildlife field methods; skill in the use of specialized equipment, especially telemetry equipment and devices to capture animals; must be able to follow written and verbal instruction; make accurate observations; maintain effective working relationships with others; and work effectively in potentially adverse circumstances of weather, terrain and handling wild animals. Applicants must have the equivalent of a high school diploma and two to three years of relevant experience.