Opportunity: Wildlife Diversity Songbird/Amphibian/Small Mammal Technician

The NC Wildlife Resources Commission will be hiring a temporary Wildlife Diversity Songbird/Amphibian/Small Mammal Technician in 2015. Please see details below for more information:

Job Description

We will employ an assistant to the Bird Conservation Biologist and Piedmont Land Conservation Biologist.  The successful applicant will assist with mole salamander surveys, bat roost surveys, conduct point count and line transect surveys for birds associated with longleaf pine habitats and bottomland habitats, and other duties as assigned. Field work will primarily be conducted in Piedmont and Coastal river basins and in the Uwharries and Sandhills regions of central NC. The position will last from February 3, 2015 – January 2, 2016.

The technician will work with and be supervised by 2 different biologists during the field season.  We are looking for an individual who can adjust easily to changing work assignments and environments.  Work hours will not be standard, due to the nature of the project.  Some duties will require working independently in remote field locations.  Field conditions may range from hot, humid weather with biting insects in the summer to cold, rainy weather in the early spring and late fall.

After completion of the field season, the technician will assist with logging, organizing, compiling, and writing up results, as well as preparing for the following years’ work. In addition, the technician may assist with other projects as needed.

The technician will secure his/her own housing in the Raleigh, NC area.  Overnight travel to various field locations will be required and free group housing will be provided at field locations.  Work weeks average 40 hours but longer work weeks may be required.  A vehicle and other necessary equipment will be provided. 


Raleigh-Durham, NC




A 2-year degree in Wildlife Biology or related field is required, Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred.  The successful applicant must have a good working knowledge of the principals and practices of wildlife management and research.  The ability to identify southeastern birds by sight and voice are essential, especially birds associated with longleaf pine and bottomland habitats.  The ability to identify ambystomid salamanders, including egg masses and larvae, is desired. The technician should have experience conducting road-cruising, dip-netting, and cover board surveys. Experience conducting bat roost surveys is desired.  Previous experience piloting a canoe/kayak is necessary, and conducting point count and line transect surveys is desired.  Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office, ArcMap, and GPS units is required.  Good organizational skills, personal motivation, and a love for wildlife field work are essential. 

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Send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to:

Brooke Massa


1722 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-1722


Email applications are accepted.  Email or call (919) 707-0054 during business hours with any questions.