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Conservation Technician—Wildlife

Summary of Work

Under general supervision performs a variety of tasks to assist with wildlife-related field studies. May act as lead worker over conservation aides. May work independently on assigned portions of a larger project.

Examples of Duties

Designs and conducts routine field observations and surveys; compiles and enters data for subsequent computer analysis; analyzes and interprets routine information; captures animals to be marked for field studies; maintains field equipment; and supervises others who perform these tasks. Assists with preparation of project reports. Many of these positions are seasonal or temporary.

Qualifications

Considerable knowledge of routine wildlife field methods and procedures; skill in the use of specialized equipment, especially telemetry equipment and devices to capture animals; must be able to follow written and verbal instructions; make accurate observations; compile and analyze data accurately; maintain effective working relationships with others; and work effectively in potentially adverse circumstances of weather, terrain, and handling wild animals.

Research Assistant requires the equivalent of a high school diploma and four years of relevant experience.