Wildlife Ecologist (posted 5/16/2013)
Predator Biologist (posted 4/15/2013)
The Institute for Wildlife Studies (IWS) seeks a full-time Predator Biologist as part of the San Clemente Loggerhead Shrike Recovery Program on San Clemente Island, California. The successful applicant will be part of a team managing native and non-native predators on San Clemente Island. The primary duties of this position are analysis and management of data and controlling non-native predators. Duties may include, but are not limited to: 1) trapping of feral cats and island foxes, 2) rodent management including trapping and poisoning, 3) installation and maintenance of electronic predator deterrent and remote camera systems, 4) database development, 5) data analysis, 6) proposal and report writing, 7) data proofing and entry, 8) other project tasks as necessary.
All work will be conducted on San Clemente Island, which is owned and operated by the U.S. Navy as a test and evaluation site, shore bombardment range, and warfare training ground. Safety is of utmost importance to the Navy and IWS. NOTE: Pets are not allowed on San Clemente Island.
Position Requirements: A Master’s of Science in Wildlife Management or a related field is required. Experience developing data bases, conducting statistical analyses, and performing technical writing assignments are required. Experience with the safe use of firearms is preferred but not required. Candidates should be familiar with the safe operation of various hand and power tools. Experience operating ATV's and full-sized, 4-wheel drive trucks over rocky and muddy roads is preferred. Employment is also conditional upon insurability with IWS, so a clean driving record is required. Applicants must be capable of hiking while carrying heavy (up to 50 lbs) packs in steep, rocky, and cactus covered terrain at temperatures reaching as much as 100°F. The successful candidate will be required to maintain a professional attitude at all times while working with Institute staff and members of other organizations who may have varying missions, opinions, and personalities. Employment is conditional upon successful completion of a background check conducted on behalf of the US Navy for required base access credentials.
Hours and Compensation: The work schedule is 10 days on San Clemente Island, and 4 days off-island. Compensation is based on an hourly rate of $12.43 per hour, however scheduled overtime results in average gross earnings of approximately $2,700 per month. Room and board will be provided while working on the island, but no off-island housing is provided. Benefits include paid vacation, paid holidays, full health benefits, and ability to contribute to a 501c3 retirement plan.
Closing Date: Applications will be reviewed as they are received and the position will be filled as soon a qualified applicant is identified. Ideally, the selected candidates will be able to begin work during or before June 2013.
Application Procedures: In an email with the subject line title of “Predator Biologist Position”, please submit 1) a current resume 2) a cover letter and 3) the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of at least three professional references in a single document to:
Dan Biteman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
IWS - Predator Research and Ecosystem Management
2327 Kettner Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
- Contact: Brian Hudgens ◊ 707-822-4258 ◊ email@example.com
The Institute for Wildlife Studies is a non-profit, wildlife research and conservation organization conducting programs around the world. We are seeking a motivated and talented wildlife ecologist to assist in developing and directing new programs and providing support for existing projects. This is a full-time position and the successful applicant will work out of our Arcata, CA office.
Responsibilities: Assisting in experimental design for research projects, directing field personnel, developing funding proposals, data analysis, and report and manuscript preparation. The applicant should be broadly trained in ecology and have a willingness to work on a variety of taxa and research and management questions. Job will include some travel for field visits, project design and to attend conferences. Applicants should have good computer skills and excellent writing skills.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in wildlife ecology or a related field. Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be covered under a TN NAFTA work visa.
Salary: $55-65,000/year, DOE, plus benefits.
Application Procedures: Applicants should send: (1) Letter of interest, (2) Curriculum vitae, (3) List of a minimum of 5 references including email contact information. Submission materials should be sent by email to: Brian Hudgens (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by regular mail to Institute for Wildlife Studies, P.O. Box 1104, Arcata, California 95518.
Start date: 1 August 2013 (anticipated).
Closing: 15 June 2013. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive.