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