January 14, 2015
Help Wanted

The U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wetlands Research Center is looking to hire a college student or recent graduate—

—able to travel on a regular basis, as much of our work involves overnight (Mon-Thurs) travel to east Texas and southeast Louisiana. Individual trip duration will vary from 1 night to 4 consecutive nights. The student will be exposed to year-round field conditions including extremes of temperature, humidity, and rain. In addition, field work involves long days/nights traversing through swamps, streams, and other wetlands. Many field work days are in excess of 8 hours, sometimes not returning to the hotel/Wetlands Center until 2 a.m. or later. Many field locations are in remote areas with snakes, alligators, bees, wasps, mosquitos, and spiders. The student must be comfortable with catching amphibians and reptiles (excluding venomous snakes and alligators). The student must also be comfortable riding in boats and canoes, and wading in waist-deep waters.

Those interested may apply to Hardin Waddle at waddleh@usgs.gov.


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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at January 14, 2015 03:26 PM
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What's the salary?

Posted by: Dave on January 14, 2015 5:06 PM

Oh, and is there help with the alligators or is a solo operation?

Posted by: Dave on January 14, 2015 5:09 PM

Jerry's already lined up the job for snakes and alligators, thus the employment exclusion of benefits.

Posted by: BP on January 15, 2015 11:38 AM

Do you get lessons in telling a poisonous snake from a non-poisonous snake before you catch it?

Just asking'.

Yours crankily,
The New YOrk Crank

Posted by: NewYork Crank on January 15, 2015 2:10 PM

Have gun, will travel.

Posted by: Wild Bill on January 18, 2015 12:56 PM
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