Field Biologist Position in Everglades National Park ~

21 de octubre de 2007

Field Biologist Position in Everglades National Park

We are seeking to fill a temporary position for a field biologist to
assist with the collection of tree demographic data in Everglades
National Park. The minimum requirement is a BS/BA in a biological or
environmental field. The position requires an individual that is
capable of working independently with a minimum amount of
supervision. The primary responsibilities of the position will be to
locate and census trees in pre-established plots, measuring growth
and survivorship. Additional field responsibilities will include
measuring woody vegetation in small plots, and assisting a graduate
student with a census of the exotic tree Brazilian pepper. Secondary
tasks will include processing seed trap contents and entering data
into computer spreadsheets. This work is part of a long term study
of savanna dynamics in response to disturbance (by fire and
hurricanes) and to invasion by exotics.

The position will require extensive time spent in the field, usually
not accompanied by others. The Florida Everglades can be a
challenging environment in which to work even in the winter, with the
potential for high temperatures, humidity and insects. The position
is full time, is available beginning in early December, and will
continue approximately to March. Employee is not expected to work
during December holidays. Salary will be approximately $12.50 per
hour, depending on experience, and will also include a modest stipend
for housing, located near the field sites. This is a temporary
position and as such does not include medical insurance, paid leave
or sick time. A personal vehicle is required for travel to office and
field sites. Roads to field sites are poorly maintained former
logging roads. Limited reimbursement for travel will be provided
upon successful completion of the field season.

To apply for the position, please send (via email preferred) a letter
of interest, a cv or resume, and contact information for three
references to: Applications will be reviewed
until the position is filled.

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