The Center for North American Herpetology
14 February 2009
Wildlife Biologist Intern
Temporary Position: Up to 6 months
Location: Grayslake, Illinois
Wage: $9.00 – 13.00/hr
The Wildlife Biologist Intern will be assisting with a Blanding’s Turtle research project throughout Lake County. Will aid in all aspects of data collection including, locating turtles via radio-telemetry and environmental conditions at each location (weather and soil parameters, water quality, canopy cover, dominant vegetation types, water levels, etc.).
Will be responsible for maintaining equipment including traps, nets, radio telemetry equipment, nest protection fencing, and remotely triggered digital cameras. Duties will also include assisting with head-starting efforts and predator surveys such as locating nests and eggs, transporting eggs to the head-start facility, documenting nest predation and conducting scent station surveys. May also assist with data entry.
EXPERIENCE: Two years of course work in biology, ecology or a related field with an
interest in herpetology. Familiarity with radio telemetry and turtle trapping is encouraged. Ability to swim and a strong comfort level around water is required. Ability to work in inclement weather conditions is required. Must posses a valid drivers license.
HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES: Interest in Forest Preserve employment can
be indicated by submitting a resume or completed Forest Preserve employment application. Applications are available at:
Lake County Forest Preserve District
Human Resources Department
2000 North Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, Illinois 60048
LAKE COUNTY FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT GENERAL INFORMATION: The Lake County
Forest Preserve District was created in 1958 and provides over 26,000-acres in a county-wide system of natural, cultural and recreational resources. Governed under Illinois law as a special purpose unit of government, the mission of the Forest Preserve District is to preserve a dynamic and unique system of diverse natural and cultural resources, and to develop innovative educational, recreational and cultural opportunities of regional value, while exercising environmental and fiscal responsibility.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7 MARCH 2009
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Lake County Forest Preserves
32492 North Almond Road
Grayslake, Illinois 60030
Office (847) 968-3264
Fax (847) 968-5062
Cell (847) 276-1454