Field technician surveying Eastern Massasaugas in Ohio

A full-time seasonal position is available to assist with surveys and habitat assessments for the Eastern Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus) as part of an Ohio Division of Wildlife sponsored conservation program with The Ohio State University. Work will entail establishing artificial cover  transects; searching for and capturing snakes; collecting demographic and  morphometric data; collecting scale and blood samples; inserting passive integrated transponders (PIT); and recording locations using a GPS unit. Habitat assessments will include recording data on vegetation composition/structure and refugia. Work will take place mainly in Northeast Ohio and shared housing will be provided in rural Ashtabula County.

Duration: May 8 =96 August 11, 2017

Pay: $10.12-$11.50/hr

Attributes of a successful applicant include:

Willing and able to work long hours in inclement weather (heat, rain, etc.) with exposure to mosquitoes, biting flies, ticks, and noxious plants.

Committed to maintaining a safe work environment.

Dedication to accurate and thorough data collection.

Ability to lift 50 lbs. and navigate rough terrain.

Possess a valid driver=92s license, insurance, and their own reliable transportation.

Employment at OSU requires the successful completion of a background check.

To apply, go to the OSU job board at: (Job ID 425750)

Please submit the following:

Cover letter indicating you meet the job requirements and your available start and end dates, if different than those posted.

Resume that includes details of any previous experiences (paid or unpaid)  relevant to the current position;

Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of two references.