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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 12:11 AM


University of Florida - Florida
Full time

IMPORTANT: This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders. Other applicants need not apply.

The University of Florida, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, Davie, Florida (the Croc Docs) is seeking a an enthusiastic individual who will work with scientists and managers from the University of Florida as well as state and federal agencies. Primary duties include herptofaunal surveys, radio telemetry, and removal of nonnative species (including Argentine black & white tegus, Nile monitors, spectacled caiman, and Burmese and northern African pythons). Other duties include spotlight surveys and captures of American alligators and American crocodiles, boat and vehicle maintenance, and data management. Biologist will be expected to work 40 hours a week, including some nights, and must commit to at least one year of work. Position may be extended depending on performance and funding.

Required Qualifications
Possess degree in ecology, biology, wildlife, environmental science, or related field
Knowledge of Florida's ecosystems as well as native and nonnative herpetofauna
Excellent communication skills and accurate data recording
Possession or ability to obtain a valid Florida driver's license
Experience navigating off-trail with aid of GPS and compass
Experience operating vehicles with 4WD and manual transmissions
First aid/CPR training is helpful but not required
Preferred Skills
Maintain work quality and positive attitude in challenging, muddy, rocky, remote settings in hot and humid weather with biting insects, alligators, and venomous snakes
Experience identifying herpetofauna present in southern Florida
Experience using and downloading data from Garmin GPS devices
Experience triangualing and homing to transmittered wildlife
Ability to work independently and with others in a fast-paced environment
Experience maintaining and operating small skiffs, jon boats, kayaks
Start date: As soon as ideal candidate is identified and available.

Salary: $14-18/hour. Commensurate with experience.

To apply: To Apply: Please email letter of interest, resume or CV, and names and contact information for three references Mike Rochford at and use subject heading “Invasive Reptile & Amphibian Biologist.”

• Location: Davie, Florida, Tallahassee

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