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Subterranean Specialist Position Available


Position Description: Bat Conservation International’s Subterranean Program is growing to fit the mission of BCI and to meet the needs of our many partners. The Program Coordinator is in need of a highly trained, highly motivated assistant that will be able to function safely, efficiently, and professionally in a variety of environments throughout the United States. The successful candidate will lead a team of trained surveyors to perform internal and external surveys of abandoned mines and caves in cooperation with the organization’s many partners. Surveys will require extensive knowledge of Western bat biology and ecology, advanced rappelling techniques, technical rock climbing (traditional and sport), self-rescue, surface and underground abandoned mine hazards, hardrock mining history and methods, advanced first aid, and CPR. Additionally, the assistant will write reports, manage data, and be responsible for helping to identify funding sources. Experience in grant writing is a plus. Extensive experience and knowledge in 4x4 off-road driving is a must, many project areas are remote and have extremely rough access. Hiking, backpacking, and camping will sometimes be required. Finally, as the assistant will be serving as the team leader for survey teams, a background in leading field crews or other teams will be extremely helpful and desirable.

 

Bat Conservation International is a diverse and team oriented organization that takes its conservation mission seriously. Besides the action and adventure of our conservation programs, you’ll find yourself in a dynamic and professional work environment working hard to achieve critical bat conservation goals. If you think you’d fit, then we encourage you to apply!

 

Duties: Surveying and assessing abandoned mines with internal and external surveys as well as natural caves for bats and bat habitat; leading a field crew, field photography, technical report writing, data and photo management, and general administrative work.

 

Duty Location: Tucson, Arizona

 

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, Fish and Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Sciences, Natural Resource Management, or other similar natural resource degrees and 2-3 years experience OR a Master’s of Science in Biology, Fish and Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Sciences, Natural Resource Management, or other similar natural resource degrees.

 

Salary: $31,200 per year.

 

Term of Employment: 12 months, full time with possible extension depending on funding.

 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to: Jason Corbett, Subterranean Program Coordinator: jcorbett@batcon.org no later than 31 March, 2013.  Click here for the pdf version of this job description.

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Last Updated: Monday, 04 March 2013
 
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