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Conservation Science Technician I

Job Location

Albany, NY


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Published Date

Mar 17, 2022

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Summary of Position:

The Conservation Science Technician I (13 weeks) is responsible for collecting and managing demographic and environmental data to support ecosystem management decisions in the 3,350-acre Albany Pine Bush Preserve. Field projects will primarily include collecting distribution, abundance and habitat data for rare and endangered wildlife and evaluating ecological restoration of globally-rare inland pine barrens vegetation communities. The position will be 80-90% field and 10-20% data management.



· Survey populations of the Karner blue butterfly

· Collect vegetation data (stem counts, species composition, structure)

· Monitor hydrology by surveying wells

· Assist with wildlife camera trapping

· Conduct surveys of other special concern animals as time and resources allow

· Assist with operation of bird banding station (MAPS)

· Nocturnal surveys of Spadefoot toad and whip-poor-will as time and weather allow

· Data management and reporting

· Work with GPS/GIS as needed

· Other duties as assigned



· Undergraduate degree (completed or enrolled) in ecology, zoology, botany or related environmental science field

· Technical knowledge of the practices and techniques of field biology needed to accurately gather and manage ecological data

· Plant ID skills

· GIS/GPS skills

· Ability to collect field data and keep accurate records to facilitate analyses, professional presentations, technical reports, and publications

· Good oral and written communication skills

· Ability to use personal computers including the use of spreadsheet, database, and word-processing programs

· Willingness and ability to work evenings and/or weekends as necessary

· Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions and on some difficult or hazardous terrain (e.g. steep slopes, wetlands, heavily forested or shrubland, etc.)

· Ability to work well with staff, volunteers, academic partners, and others

· Ability to remain flexible with fluctuating COVID-19 prevention protocols such as daily sanitization of shared equipment, masking, etc.



Deadline: April 1, 2022

Please e-mail résumé, and 3 references to:

Please put Conservation Science Technician I in the subject line

No phone calls please


APBPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

APBPC does not discriminate in its employment opportunities or practices on the basis of an individual’s actual or perceived race, color, sex, national origin, ethnicity, hairstyle and hair texture, military or veteran status, mental or physical disability, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual and reproductive health decisions, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information/predisposition or carrier status, age, religion, creed, domestic violence victim status, and any other classification protected by federal, state or local law.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of APBPC for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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