Employer:National Park Service/SCA
Job Field:Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism
Job Type:Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Location Detail:Outer Banks/St. Marys
The primary responsibility of this position is to assist the SECN’s Ecologist in conducting the accuracy assessment of National Park Service vegetation inventories and mapping of Cape Lookout National Seashore. Other duties may include data mining and assisting park staff. You must have impeccable attention to detail, be a hard worker, a self-starter, responsible, adaptable, and motivated to make a positive contribution to the field of ecology. All fieldwork involves working long hours with few days off in hot, muggy, rainy, and buggy conditions; but the payoffs are well worth it! This internship will provide an excellent opportunity for you to learn and apply fundamental skills for plant ecology and field botany, data entry and summary, GPS and compass use, basic GIS use, time management, and working with others to accomplish tasks. Other opportunities for personal growth will likely present themselves. Position is 90% fieldwork and 10% office work. We are looking for great people to join our team! Required skills: BS/BA degree in biology with field botanical emphasis, plant ecology, wildlife management, forestry, or related field; ability to work in hot, sunny, humid, buggy environment; good physical condition; must be comfortable with off-trail navigation; attention to detail; meticulous record-keeping and data entry; self-motivated; willingness to work long hours; ability to work with minimal supervision; ability to work well as part of a team; no severe allergies to bee/hornet stings.
Required Skills: MS in plant ecology and experience conducting plant identification and keying in coastal North Carolina and have an understanding of the National Vegetation Classification System.
How to Apply:
08/27/2012 (All day)
Last updated June 25, 2012