January 21, 2011
And Of Course There’s Always Afghanistan…

It’s just like Boehner and all his cuddly buddies keep telling us: there’s plenty of jobs out there for anybody who really wants to work. For further information on the one below, go here. Free cabin bunk is included. Another big plus: Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul will be your senators.

The technician will assist in radio tracking Black Kingsnakes, checking drift fences and processing captured reptiles, amphibians, and small mammals, conducting vegetation transects, and data entry. Additionally, technician will assist in the deployment and collection of copper models throughout each study site. Technician should be in great physical condition and be able to hike about 8 - 15 miles a day in various weather conditions with about 10 - 20 pounds of gear.

Technician should also be tolerant of ticks, spiders, and insects. Technician should have previous radio telemetry experience. Technician should be able to navigate using a compass and topographic map, operate a GPS device, ability to identify and handle reptiles, amphibians, and small mammals (on job training will be expected, but prior knowledge would be beneficial). Venomous snakes will be encountered during this job; however, the technician will be trained in properly handling and processing venomous snakes.


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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at January 21, 2011 06:17 PM
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Pays minimum wage, no doubt.

Posted by: Phil on January 21, 2011 7:52 PM

Is that near where the Noah's Ark theme park is to be constructed? The one that has state financial backing and whose sponsors predict 3 million visitors a year?

Posted by: JoyfulA on January 22, 2011 5:16 AM

Don't talk to me about Kentucky. When I was a young backpacker I joined tg\he Sierra Club and then joined the backpacking club of he Sierra club. So on the first trip we went on the portion of the Chatooga River that was not filmed in the movie Deliverance, Jame Dickey then being the poet laureate of University I went to. The head of the the backpacking group gets us lost a few times, we ended up on some horse trails a few times but the four guys and the gal, all of us made it out OK. Anybody can get lost without a GPS even if he has good maps right?

So the head of the backpacking club gets this idea to go to Kentucky to a famous place as he called it and four of us head our to this place. Kentucky is not a place to go backpacking in December but he didn't tell us that. So we get there, there's an Indian cave, we explore that a little and then it starts pouring rain. So I figure the head of the group has checked the weather, right? No, not at all. So we go to the nearest state park and the rangers take pity on us and allow us to put our tents under their equipment shed. It's maybe 15 degrees that night. So the next night they're calling for a slight chance of rain and possibly freezing rain so we go to a campground and pitch out tents there. One of the guys is having a bad divorce and I'm snoring away and he pitches his tent maybe 500 yards away. I snore but not THAT loud. Then it hits. Freezing rain. We get stuck back in the campground area with trees blocking the road. So I realize I hadn't noticed that our "guide" has the foulest mouth since sailors caught whales but someone finally cuts us out of there. And I find out that the guy who was our "guide" read about this place in a June edition of Backpacker magazine and doesn't have a clue about backpacking, the weather or seasons. So I've sworn off the Sierra Club, backpacking and Kentucky forever.

The job sounds nice if you're into Kentucky though. But for me, not a chance.

Posted by: Buck on January 22, 2011 7:51 PM
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