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Seasonal Field Technician in Herpetology (Job #CRG-18-007)

Date Posted: 19 Jan 2018 (Show details)

Institution: United States Geological Survey
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Closing date: 30 January 2018

The Adams Lab of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in Corvallis Oregon is seeking Seasonal Field Technicians for April 1 through approximately September 15, 2018.

Under the supervision of the Project Leader, candidate will plan logistics and schedule daily activities for project field crew and coordinate activities with state and federal biologists and managers. Candidate is responsible for high-quality data collection and the welfare of lower ranking field members away from the duty station. Candidate will use established techniques to locate, identify, and record information on amphibian and reptile populations, and conduct pre-designed field and/or laboratory experiments dealing with population biology and survival of amphibians and reptiles. Methods include visual encounter, mark/recapture, habitat quantification, trapping, fungal screening, snorkeling, and rafting surveys. Field work consists of overnight trips away from the duty station, 4-20 days in duration. Survey sites may be in remote areas, and candidate may be required to go on multi-day backcountry backpacking trips. Candidate is responsible for data entry and error-checking as well as any required gear and equipment maintenance, and will collaborate with project leaders to compile, interpret, and tabulate field data according to established project protocol. Candidate may occasionally be called upon to lend support in aspects of training lower ranking field members in survey/sampling techniques, equipment/electronics use, study specimen identification, etc.

This position requires significant physical exertion on a daily basis and a high degree of safety awareness at remote field sites. Physical exertion will take the form of heavy lifting/bending, wading through streams and ponds of widely varying size and complexity, and working under extreme weather conditions for long hours. Weather is highly variable, ranging from extreme heat to cold, rainy/snowy conditions. Exposure to stinging and biting invertebrates is common and should be expected.

The position is fulltime, with possible periods of part time or intermittent work. The salary is $21.05 per hour.

Qualifications:

Must have 2 year and 9 months of field experience OR 5 years of sub-professional work experience OR 5 years of college with courses related to the work of the position to be filled (equivalent to 120 semester/180 quarter hrs) plus 3 months of lab or field work experience. In addition, applicant must have at least 3 months experience with sampling either amphibians or reptiles specifically including experience with marking techniques (including toe-clipping, PIT tagging, radio transmittering, visual elastomer implantation and/or carapace notching). Applicants without at least 3 months experience as listed above will not be considered.

Candidate must be 21 years of age or older (to comply with government regulations regarding off-road use of official vehicles) and possess a valid driver’s license and the ability to competently drive a government vehicle in urban, interstate, and off-road (4x4) environments. Must have sleeping bag and other personal camping gear (we provide tents and camp stove); be able to work in a small group or with one other individuals for several days at a time; be able to hike long distances over rough terrain (e.g., sucking mud, large woody debris, lava fields) carrying personal gear and field equipment; and should be able to safely, accurately, and effective navigate to and around study sites using compasses, topographic maps, and GPS units. Candidate must possess a strong work ethic having good judgment, leadership, dependability, and time management skills, and be proficient with technical equipment (including but not limited to GPS units, backpack electroshockers, and PDAs) and map reading/navigation.

Desired candidate will have experience identifying fish, aquatic/terrestrial plants and invertebrates.  PRIMITIVE CAMPING AND BACKCOUNTRY BACKPACKING EXPERIENCE IS HIGHLY DESIRED.

To Apply:

Apply online at www.emp.state.or.us/jobs/, (Posting #2017034, Agency Job # CRG-18-007). Make sure to indicate in your application the Job # CRG-18-007. All applicants must apply by following the instructions in the job announcements on the website.

For more information please contact Michelle Schatz, USGS FRESC HQ, for application questions, (541)750-1040 or gs_nw_fresc_jobs [at] usgs [dot] gov

The USGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factors. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities

Seasonal Field Technician in Herpetology (Job #CRG-18-008)

Date Posted: 19 Jan 2018 (Show details)

Institution: United States Geological Survey
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Closing date: 30 January 2018

The Adams Lab of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in Corvallis Oregon is seeking Seasonal Field Technicians for April 1 through approximately September 15, 2018.

Under the supervision of the Project Leader, candidate will plan logistics and schedule daily activities for project field crew, and coordinate activities with state and federal biologists and managers. Candidate is responsible for high-quality data collection and the welfare of lower ranking field members away from the duty station. Candidate will conduct pre-designed field and/or laboratory experiments dealing with the population biology and survival of amphibians and reptiles. Methods include visual encounter, mark/recapture, habitat quantification, trapping, fungal screening, snorkeling, and rafting surveys. Field work consists of overnight trips away from the duty station, 4-20 days in duration. Survey sites may be in remote areas, and candidate may be required to go on multi-day backcountry backpacking trips. Candidate is responsible for data entry and error-checking as well as any required gear and equipment maintenance, and will collaborate with project leaders to compile, interpret, and tabulate field data according to established project protocol.

This position requires significant physical exertion on a daily basis and a high degree of safety awareness at remote field sites. Physical exertion will take the form of heavy lifting/bending, wading through streams and ponds of widely varying size and complexity, and working under extreme weather conditions for long hours. Weather is highly variable, ranging from extreme heat to cold, rainy/snowy conditions. Exposure to stinging and biting invertebrates is common and should be expected

The position is fulltime, with possible periods of part time or intermittent work. The salary is $18.94 per hour.

Qualifications:

Must have 1 year and 9 months of field experience OR 4 years of sub-professional work experience OR 4 years of college with courses related to the work of the position to be filled (equivalent to 120 semester/180 quarter hrs) plus 3 months of lab or field work experience. In addition, applicant must have at least 3 months of experience with sampling amphibians or reptiles. Applicants without 3 months of experience with sampling amphibians or reptiles will not be considered.  

Candidate must be 21 years of age or older (to comply with government regulations regarding off-road use of official vehicles) and possess a valid driver’s license and the ability to competently drive a government vehicle in urban, interstate, and off-road (4x4) environments. Must have sleeping bag and other personal camping gear (we provide tents and camp stove), and be able to work in a small group or with one other individuals for several days at a time. Candidate must be able to hike long distances over rough terrain (e.g., sucking mud, large woody debris, lava fields) carrying personal gear and field equipment, and should be able to safely, accurately, and effectively navigate to and around study sites using compasses, topographic maps, and GPS units. Candidate should be able to demonstrate good organizational skills and proficiency with technical equipment (including but not limited to GPS units, backpack electroshockers, and PDAs) and map reading/navigation. Candidate must be willing to learn and perform marking techniques (including toe-clipping, PIT tagging, radio transmittering, visual elastomer implantation, and carapace notching).

Desired candidate will have substantial amphibian or reptile field survey experience (including identification to species of all life stages); have a working knowledge of Pacific Northwest ecosystems (including strong background in wetland ecology and biota), and will possess good judgment, leadership, dependability, and time management skills. Desired candidate will also have experience identifying fish, aquatic/terrestrial plants and invertebrates. PRIMITIVE CAMPING AND BACKCOUNTRY BACKPACKING EXPERIENCE IS HIGHLY DESIRED.

To Apply:

Apply online at www.emp.state.or.us/jobs/, (Posting # 2017031, Agency Job # CRG-18-008). Make sure to indicate in your application the Job # CRG-18-008. All applicants must apply by following the instructions in the job announcements at the website.

For more information please contact Michelle Schatz, USGS FRESC HQ, for application questions, (541)750-1040 or gs_nw_fresc_jobs [at] usgs [dot] gov

The USGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factors. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities

Seasonal Field Technician in Herpetology (Job #CRG-18-009)

Date Posted: 19 Jan 2018 (Show details)

Institution: United States Geological Survey
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Closing date: 30 January 2018

The Adams Lab of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in Corvallis Oregon is seeking Seasonal Field Technicians for April 1 through approximately September 15, 2018.

Under the supervision of a Field Leader, candidate will conduct pre-designed field and/or laboratory experiments dealing with the population biology and survival of amphibians and reptiles. Methods include visual encounter, mark/recapture, habitat quantification, trapping, fungal screening, snorkeling, and rafting surveys. Field work consists of overnight trips away from the duty station, 4-20 days in duration. Survey sites may be in remote areas, and candidate may be required to go on multi-day backcountry backpacking trips. Candidate is responsible for data entry and error-checking as well as any required gear and equipment maintenance.

This position requires significant physical exertion on a daily basis and a high degree of safety awareness at remote field sites. Physical exertion will take the form of heavy lifting/bending, wading through streams and ponds of widely varying size and complexity, and working under extreme weather conditions for long hours. Weather is highly variable, ranging from extreme heat to cold, rainy/snowy conditions. Exposure to stinging and biting invertebrates is common and should be expected.

The position is fulltime, with possible periods of part time or intermittent work. The salary is $16.99 per hour.

Qualifications:

Must have 9 months of field experience OR 3 years of sub-professional work experience OR 3 years of college with courses related to the work of the position to be filled (equivalent to 90 semester/135 quarter hrs) plus 3 months of lab or field work experience. In addition, incumbents must have at least 1 month experience in surveying amphibians. Candidates without 1 month experience surveying amphibians will not be considered.

Candidate must be 21 years of age or older (to comply with government regulations regarding off-road use of official vehicles) and possess a valid driver’s license and the ability to competently drive a government vehicle in urban, interstate, and off-road (4x4) environments. Must have sleeping bag and other personal camping gear (we provide tents and camp stove), and be able to work in a small group or with one other individuals for several days at a time. Candidate must be able to hike long distances over rough terrain (e.g., sucking mud, large woody debris, lava fields) carrying personal gear and field equipment, and should be able to safely, accurately, and effectively navigate to and around study sites using compasses, topographic maps, and GPS units. Candidate should be able to demonstrate good organizational skills and proficiency with technical equipment (including but not limited to GPS units, backpack electroshockers, and PDAs) and map reading/navigation. Candidate must be willing to learn and perform marking techniques (including toe-clipping, PIT tagging, radio transmittering, visual elastomer implantation, and carapace notching).

Desired candidate will have amphibians or reptile field survey experience (including identification to species of all life stages), with Pacific Northwest ecosystems (including strong background in wetland ecology and biota), and with identification of fish, aquatic/terrestrial plants, and invertebrates. PRIMITIVE CAMPING AND BACKCOUNTRY BACKPACKING EXPERIENCE IS HIGHLY DESIRED.

To Apply:

Apply online at www.emp.state.or.us/jobs/, (Posting #2017030, Agency Job # CRG-18-009). Make sure to indicate in your application the Job # CRG-18-008. All applicants must apply by following the instructions in the job announcements on the website.

For more information please contact Michelle Schatz, USGS FRESC HQ, for application questions, (541)750-1040 or gs_nw_fresc_jobs [at] usgs [dot] gov

The USGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factors. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities

Staff Serpentologist

Date Posted: 18 Jan 2018 (Show details)

Institution: BTG
Location: West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
Closing date: not provided

BTG is a growing international specialist healthcare company. Our mission is to bring to market medical products that meet the needs of specialist healthcare physicians and their patients. We have an exciting opportunity for a Staff Serpentologist.

The Staff Serpentologist assists the other Serpentologist, the Senior Veterinary Medical Supervisor/Venom Analyst/EHS/AEW/QMS/RISK-Coordinator and the Assistant Manager/Herpetologist in the care and maintenance of pit viper specimens after an appropriate period of on-site training in the colonies of Crotalus s. scutulatus (CCS) and C. atrox (CCT) rattlesnakes and other pit viper colonies including C. adamanteus (CCD) and A.p. conanti (CAP). The incumbent functions under the established protocols for safety, security, venom extraction and processing and specimen husbandry.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs safety and security checks daily
  • Assists in care and maintenance of pit viper specimens as part of daily routine husbandry
  • Assists Senior Serpentologist with venom extraction and after completion of a satisfactory period of training may extract venom from specimens as a back-up position of the Senior Serpentologist
  • Assists the Senior Veterinary Technician Specialist with veterinary medical care and laboratory work as needed
  • Assists with maintaining a clean facility by cleaning cages, sweeping, moping, cleaning surfaces, waste removal and other activities as needed
  • Help maintain security, inventory, feeding and husbandry records and assist with other documentation and record keeping as needed
  • Utilize manual and/or bar coded specimen/cage data entry and data backup systems
  • Provides data input and storage in support of QA/QMS and EHS activities
  • Provide additional backup coverage when appropriate for routine duties of Senior Serpentologist and Senior Veterinary Technician Specialist

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in animal husbandry, including a minimum of 1-2 years of experience working with reptiles
  • Experience and knowledge of Crotalidae, pit viper biology and behavior
  • Bachelors’ degree or certificate of advanced education
  • Communication: Exemplary interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written
  • Team Work: Demonstrated effectiveness working independently and in groups in a collegial manner, including cross functional teams and internal/external networking
  • Integrity: Highest level of integrity. Deals with others in an open, honest and respectful manner. Is able to build trust in all interactions by displaying consistent high standards of ethical and professional practices. Integrity by example
  • Flexibility: Remains open minded and changes opinions on the basis of new information. Performs a wide variety of tasks and changes focus quickly as demands change. Manages transitions effectively from task to task. Deals constructively with unresolved situations, changes, delays or unexpected events
  • Knowledge: Has the required knowledge and skills to do his/her job to the standard. Evaluates new information and tools as potential solutions to problems. Makes use of and improves on new knowledge. Develops his/her own knowledge base and stays informed of current work trends. Able to apply new concepts
  • Leadership: Communicates information and ideas in a way that motivates others. Assumes a role of authority as necessary; advocates new ideas, even when risk is involved. Leads by example and able to delegate responsibility and empower others to make decisions. Provides constructive feedback to others. Follows performance standards and confronts negative attitudes
  • Organizational Skills: Manages multiple tasks efficiently. Determines work priorities in a meaningful and practical way. Uses agreed to goals and objectives to guide actions. Organizes and schedules resources and tasks. Controls own workload time management and time reports
  • Problem Solving: Takes action in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and understanding of the issues. Uses reason when dealing with uncertain or emotional subjects. Makes difficult decisions and follows through. Maintains high standards of work despite pressing deadlines. Undertakes additional responsibilities and responds to situations as they arise with or without supervision
  • Accountability: Takes personal responsibility for decisions and actions. Keeps promises and delivers on commitments
  • Continuous Learning: Encourages others to generate new ideas, share knowledge and adapt best practices. Learns from successes, failures and mistakes
  • Delivery: Strives to deliver on all commitments on time and to the highest standard. Has a 'Can Do' attitude

To Apply:

Apply online at career4.successfactors.com/career?career_ns=job_listing&company=btgplc&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&rcm_site_locale=en_US&career_job_req_id=24241&selected_lang=en_US&jobAlertController_jobAlertId=&jobAlertController_jobAlertName=&_s.crb=6Y9uFieYjEy4J67SzR0yLH0h4bk%3d

BTG is an equal opportunity employer. We offer competitive compensation & benefit packages, challenging opportunities and a culture of working together in a supportive way built on our strong foundation of values.

Environmental Associate (fish identification)

Date Posted: 16 Jan 2018 (Show details)

Institution: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Location: Shawnee County, Kansas
Closing date: 26 January 2018

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is hiring an Environmental Associate to work as part of a stream bioassessment field crew. Experienced fish taxonomists are especially encouraged to apply.

This position will entail significant fieldwork in line with EPA’s National Rivers and Streams Assessment methodology. The successful candidate will be comfortable working in a team environment and have demonstrated skills in field science as well as coursework or work experience the following areas: water quality sampling, sampling of stream biota, office skills (including familiarity with mapping and data management software), and project planning and logistics. Long workdays and multi-day trips are the norm, and the work requires the ability to navigate rough terrain and streambanks, sometimes with heavy equipment. Fieldwork travel is in a state vehicle, and travel expenses are paid by the agency. This is a benefits eligible, full time, temporary position. 

To Apply:

For more information about this position and for application instructions,  visit admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/job/job-postings?id=188640 (KDHE, Requisition number 188640). If you have any questions about the position, please contact KDHE OPS at recruiter [at] ks [dot] gov or 785-296-4486.

This listing opens on 01/12/2017 at 8:00 pm and closes 01/26/2017.

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