Biological Technician - GIS

Expected Dates
November 3, 2014 to February 22, 2015
Site
Rydell and Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuges
Position ID
PO-00612279
Primary duties for this position will include Geographic Information System organization, prairie plant identification, and assistance with refuge management and facilities. The individual will use ATVs, GPS, and Excel databases. Secondary duties of this position will be to assist other Refuge staff with invasive species monitoring and treatment, public use programs, biological surveys, hydrological monitoring and maintenance as needed. Experience with GIS, GPS, and prescribed fire (S-130 & S-190) are beneficial but not required.
  • Glacial Ridge and Rydell National Wildlife Refuges
  • On the job training to learn plant survey methods (line-transect, robel pole readings, plant identification, etc.), ATV, Defensive Driving, and possibly others. CPR, First Aid, S-130, S-190, and Fire Refresher may also be available.
  • Rydell NWR has 7 miles of trails which include 2 fishing piers for the general public as well as for interns to use. In addition exceptional fishing, hiking, camping and wilderness experiences are all within a few hours drive.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
some coursework or experience
Data Entry
some experience
GPS
some experience
Orienteering compass skills
some experience