Want to Work with Wildlife or in the Outdoors? Check Out This Amazing Job Board
I just stumbled upon the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Job Board posted by Texas A&M University's Department of Agriculture & Life Sciences and am flipping out. If you've ever wanted to work with wildlife, in the hunting field or in conservation and habitat preservation, look no further than this job board. It is amazing. From temporary/seasonal positions, to internships, graduate assistantships, full-time positions, volunteer positions and more, this job board offers an abundance of opportunities -- literally hundreds of postings -- for the outdoors-minded job seeker.
Here is just a sampling of some of the jobs that caught my eye:
Mississippi State University is looking for a deer lead darting technician. This two-month seasonal position, beginning in July, will assist two graduate students with darting adult male whitetails.
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is looking for a deer and elk program technician. This nine-month position will assist with the capture and transport of elk for ongoing translocation and research projects, conduct ground-based elk surveys, collect biological samples from harvested and/or euthanized elk and assist hunters during the fall hunting season.
Looking for a cool internship? How would you like to work with injured and orphaned wildlife in Wisconsin or Florida. Or perhaps you'd like an internship in wildlife rehabilitation in South Africa.
There is an abundance of full-time positions available as well. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is looking for a senior wildlife technician for the Boise River Wildlife Management Area (WMA). This position will assist the regional wildlife habitat biologist implement wildlife habitat programs.
Interested in being a ranch manager? Check out this position in Florida. Have you dreamed of working and living in Alaska? Consider applying for the job of hatchery support manager for the Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation. And the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is looking for a white-tailed deer biologist.
American Conservation Experience is looking for a conservation crew leader in Arizona. Crews comprised of eight young adults (ages 18–25) work and camp together in wilderness areas for eight consecutive days in order to advance meaningful conservation projects, such as habitat restoration, invasive species removal, trail construction/maintenance and fire fuels reduction.
The Missouri Department of Conservation is looking for a full-time resource science assistant to perform a broad range of field and laboratory activities related to projects on the Osage River and Niangua River.
The Bureau of Land Management has an urgent opening for a rangeland monitoring technician in Nevada.The technician will implement a variety of upland and riparian monitoring protocols across public lands in support of rangeland health evaluations.
I could go on and on and on. There are literally hundreds of job postings for people with all levels of education and various skill sets.
Seriously, guys. Check out this job board. I am absolutely amazed at the awesome opportunities and know you will be too.
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