Wildlife Refuge Technician

Expected Dates
September 3, 2019 to December 23, 2019
Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Position ID
Wildlife Refuge Technician intern duties include:

Assisting the refuge manager with planning and carrying out refuge public use events including school tours, interpretive programs, and events.

Staffing the Refuge Visitor Center on weekends.
Monitoring refuge hydrology using field equipment such as an AquaCalc.

Completing ArcGIS work for the Refuge by creating new shapefiles and maps in the office and the field.

Assisting with wildlife surveys and other wildlife management related activities.

Representing the Refuge at various community meetings.

Assisting with developing Refuge Management Plans such as hunting plans, visitor service plans, and habitat management plans. (Familiarity with hunting is a plus.)

Reaching out to and coordinating volunteers and volunteer work at the refuge.
  • Position is located on Swan Lake NWR in Northern Central Missouri. Swan Lake is a rural refuge known for wetland bird species including waterfowl and shorebirds.
  • ATV, Arcgis, hydrology, visitor services, wildlland fire training, networking
  • On the job training opportunities.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Visitor Services and Site Operations
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Customer Service
some experience
Data Entry
some experience
some experience