The Great Basin Institute is working along side United Sttes Forest Servic to hire a biological technician. The technician will perform as crew member on amphibian monitoring program focusing on the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog (Rana sierrae) and the Yosemite toad (Anaxyrus canorus). This position will predominantly consist of field work throughout the Sierra Nevada at elevations of 5,000-12,000 feet. Primary duties include:- Locating and traveling to selected sample sites;- Surveying lakes, ponds, meadows, and streams for amphibians;- and collecting habitat data.Many of the sites will be remote, requiring backpacking trips of up to 8-days duration. The ideal candidate has a background and/or high level of interest in herpetology and/or aquatic biology, is in good physical condition, and willing to endure high altitude, temperature extremes, rough terrain, and biting insects.
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