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Biological Technician Assistant

Fish & Wildlife Service

Job category:
Compensation: RV Site Only
Hookups: Unknown - Inquire
Wi-Fi: Unknown
Pets OK?: Unknown

Job Description



ADDRESS: San Antonio, NM, USA

DEPT: Fish & Wildlife Service

DATES: 10/17/2022 – 2/28/2023


Welcome to Wild at one of America’s most premier federal lands – Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge! As a volunteer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Biological Technician Assistants will aid in the management, conservation, and restoration of Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.


Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is the largest of the last remaining intact wetlands of the historic floodplain of the Rio Grande. A small group of staff work hard to re-create the processes of the river and provide food and rest for thousands of overwintering birds in what is now a world-famous nature tourism destination. Each year the Friends of Bosque del Apache hosts a large festival (Festival of the Cranes) which draws about 6,000 visitors and spans multiple days. RV volunteers are critical to supporting staff at this busy station.


Bosque del Apache strives to maintain a Queer/LGBTQA+ and BIPOC-friendly space and work environment. Working and living at this station requires the ability to work with, take direction from, and live near people of all ages, backgrounds, and personality types. Positive outlooks and flexibility are key to success at this large and active station. We welcome RV volunteers of all backgrounds to apply!


We are seeking an individual to serve as a biological technician assistant for the October 17, 2022, through February 28, 2023, season. All applicants must be available for the entire season. We will consider couples if we can find an appropriate position for your partner. RV pads are the only available housing.


The Biological Technician Assistant Position requires that you work 24 hours per week (some flexibility in hours/day, as surveys and other projects require) October 17, 2022, through February 28, 2023. Your lunch break will be one hour off duty near the midpoint of the day.


Please list at least two volunteer or professional work references on your application.



Core Duties:

Assist with wildlife surveys (i.e. waterbird, turkey, shorebird, etc.)
Data entry
Invasive plant surveys and treatment
Preparing and disassembling field equipment
Basic maintenance/repair of field equipment
Complies with volunteer uniform policy. Maintains a neat and professional appearance.
Collateral Duties:

Assists with other projects as assigned based on the needs of the refuge which could include assisting with janitorial duties. Other duties may include tasks that are more physical in nature such as assisting with: landscaping, invasive plant removal, painting, minor carpentry, organizing and cleaning refuge warehouses and many other projects that are on the refuge “long-term to do list”.


Drivers License
General Assistance


RV Volunteers typically work solo or in small groups with staff and other volunteers on refuge priority projects in outdoor settings or in the refuge biology building.



General housekeeping
Slip, trip, and fall hazards
This is a wildlife refuge, so volunteers will encounter a variety of animals, birds, reptiles, and insects, which should not be handled.




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