SUMMER SMALL MAMMAL ECOLOGY POSITIONS AT MOUNT ST. HELENS VOLCANO, SUMMER 2015

POSITIONS: Employees needed to assist with long-term monitoring of small mammal populations and assemblages on lands severely disturbed by the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. These positions can potentially be used as undergraduate internship course credit if suitable arrangements can be made between employer, college faculty, and student.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have experience with field methods used to live-trap small mammals, and have the knowledge and skills to handle, process (e.g., measure, weigh, and determine gender, age & reproductive status), and identify captured mammals to the species-level. In addition, applicants should have experience measuring biophysical habitat features (i.e., vegetation, wood debris, substrates). Applicants must be physically fit and capable of hiking several miles each day through rugged, unstable terrain. Employees will be part of a larger research team camping throughout the season at well-equipped base camps and transported to study sites or trailheads in government vehicles. Legible handwriting is required. Valid state driver’s license is needed.

DUTIES: Employees will receive training on sampling methods and work bothindependently and with other crew members to obtain measurements for small mammals and their biophysical habitat features. Employees are required to take careful field notes, to record field data accurately on data forms, and maintain field equipment.

SCHEDULE: May through September 2015*. Work week will be 40 hours, Monday through Friday. In some cases this schedule may vary in order to accomplish project goals. *Begin and end date negotiable.

PAY RATE: $ 12.00 – $13.00 per hour depending on experience.

HOW TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, college transcripts, and contact information for three references to:

Charlie Crisafulli
Mount St. Helens
42218 NE Yale Bridge Road
Amboy, WA 98601
Phone: 360-449-7834
e-mail: ccrisafulli@fs.fed.us

Advertisements