Field Technician: Herpetofaunal Responses to Forest Restoration -Bankhead National Forest, AL / Nashville, TN

Agency                Tennessee State University, Department of Agricultural and
Environmental Sciences
Location                Bankhead National Forest, AL / Nashville, TN
Job Category            Temporary / Seasonal Position
Salary                  $ 1000 per month
Start Date              May 15, 2021

End Date                August 31, 2021

Application             March 26, 2021


The Wildlife Ecology Lab at Tennessee State University (The Wildlife Ecology Lab at TSU) is looking for a seasonal field technician to assist a M.S. student with field sampling of herpetofauna in the William B. Bankhead National Forest in northern Alabama. The focus of the project is to evaluate the impacts of longleaf pine forest restoration on herpetofaunal assemblages. Primary duties will include:
–    Trap maintenance and installation
–    Checking box/pitfall traps daily
–    Handling and processing herpetofauna
–    Occasional green salamander surveys
–    Habitat and vegetation surveys

Other duties include maintaining field equipment as well as the ability to use map, compass, and GPS navigation.

Housing (shared), field equipment and vehicle provided (during work day).

Qualifications  Technicians must be in good physical condition and capable of working in unfavorable environmental conditions (e.g. rain, heat, snake, and tick infested forests, etc..). Preference will be given to applicants with previous field experience and those with experience handling venomous snake species. Technicians must display good communication skills and good judgement. Please note the field housing is remote.

A valid U.S. driver’s license, clean background and positive attitude are                            required.

Upload a single document (as a single .pdf) with (1) cover letter describing interest and relevant experience, (2) a CV/resume, and (3) a list of three professional/academic references with contact information to the with the subject line “Field Technician”

Contact Person: Rachel Brubaker