Friday, January 25, 2013

Biological Interns (invasive species), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Title:  Biological Interns (invasive species)

Agency: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Location: Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia Beach, VA

Job description: We anticipate hiring 2 students or recent graduates to assist with the invasive
species management program at Back Bay NWR. Job will involve surveying
and treating invasive plants and assisting with other projects (sea turtles, feral
pigs, bird surveys, maintenance) as needed.

40 hours per week (including early mornings).

Qualifications: Working towards a degree (or recent graduate) in wildlife biology, weed
science, botany, forestry, ecology or other biological science.

Good physical shape and able to work outdoors in challenging conditions
(i.e. heat, bugs, rain, snakes, etc.).

Must be comfortable operating simple hand tools (hammer, axe, saw,
etc.) and working with herbicides.

Familiarity with southeastern flora is helpful.

Must be able to get qualified (after arrival) to operate ATVs or similar
equipment.

Experience working with GPS and GIS (ArcMap, ArcPad) a plus

Positive attitude, team-player, adaptable, and reliable.



Salary: $150/week. Housing is provided if needed.

Last date to apply: February 25, 2013

Website: http://www.fws.gov/backbay/

How to apply: Email cover letter, resume / CV, transcript (unofficial is OK), and contact
information for 3 references to David Bishop (david_bishop@fws.gov).