• Fish/Wildlife • Science • Back Country/Wilderness
**There are currently no available positions. This opportunity will be used to recruit as vacancies become available and will be updated**
This position may be located in Yukon Charley Rivers National Preserve, Gates of the Arctic National Park or the Western Arctic parklands group. The wildlife assistant will be mentored by biologists and wildlife technicians to assist on wildlife research and monitoring projects in a variety of National Parks in Alaska. The wildlife assistant will learn about wildlife safety, data collection techniques, wildlife field work, and backcountry camping while assisting in the field.
Attend required training, including bear and wildlife safety, Leave no trace camping, safety communications and other trainings as needed.
Assist with preparing for field work, including preparation of field gear, camping equipment, planning menus, shopping for food and other duties as assigned
Assist scientists with wildlife data collection and field work
Ability to collect meticulous data and follow directions
Ability to backpack carrying 40 lbs over challenging terrain
Ability to camp in the backcountry for up to weeks at a time in potentially inclement weather in bear country
Ability to travel in small planes, boats, all-terrain vehicles or on foot as needed to access field sites
Work schedule may vary by field project but is expected to be 7-10 days per project with 8-12 hour days.
No stipend is available but all expenses (food, travel) are paid. Volunteers with 250 service hours with federal agencies qualify for the federal Volunteer pass allowing free entrance to public lands.