Herpetofauna Field Biologist (FL)

Amphibian and Reptile Conservancy

Tallahassee, Florida

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $17-$19/hr
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

About the Organization

The Amphibian and Reptile Conservancy (ARC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is the conservation and restoration of amphibian and reptile populations and their habitats across the United States. ARC focuses on implementing field programs in high-priority areas for amphibians and reptiles to improve their chances of survival. Our work includes inventory, monitoring, research, habitat restoration, population augmentation, and developing management plans across Priority Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Areas (PARCAs). Generally, we seek to identify and preserve the most at-risk species in the most important locations and habitats, with a focus on species and habitat conservation, preservation, and restoration. Learn more at www.ARCprotects.org


ARC is seeking a year-round Biological Technician near Tallahassee, FL, whose primary duties will include participation in field projects in the Apalachicola PARCA and St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. This position is Open Until Filled. Projects are diverse in nature, but generally involve habitat restoration and management through rare herp inventory and monitoring, invasive plant/animal removal, replanting, and community engagement. In a 2-person crew, your team will work independently with a remote supervisor to meet project goals. This position is on-location to:

  • Assist in monitoring efforts and data collection for focal herpetofauna and invasive species using eDNA, trapping, and targeted surveys
  • Assist in invasive plant control efforts including manual removal, mechanical removal, and herbicide application
  • Assist in project reporting and survey implementation 
  • Represent ARC’s on-the-ground presence to build relationships and communicate with state/federal agencies, private citizens, and organizations.
  • Ensure compliance with permits and land owner/agency regulations.

Desired Experience/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • 2+ years experience with wildlife monitoring projects, preferably herpetofauna 
  • Experience working with Flatwoods salamanders, headstarting, or other T&E species.
  • Working knowledge of North Florida species, ecosystems, and herp sampling methods.
  • Experience using digital maps to identify, relay, and track project boundaries and data. 
  • Willingness to periodically travel, camp, or work varied hours (eg. night surveys)  
  • Ability to execute multiple projects, maintain organized results, and relay issues to meet project deadlines.
  • Applicant must be self-motivated, responsible, and have the ability to solve problems.
  • Experience navigating landscapes and driving 4x4 roads with offline and digital maps.
  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs and work long hours outdoors, year-round.

ARC is an equal-opportunity employer. Our core values include integrity, diversity, equity, inclusion, creativity, and innovation. We value diverse experiences and perspectives as critical to informing and supporting our core values, and we encourage applicants from members of historically under-represented or marginalized groups in the field of wildlife conservation.  

All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or genetic information, including medical history.


To apply:

In a cover letter, please describe your relevant experience, including how your broader knowledge and experiences can contribute to our organizational culture and values. Include the names and contact information of at least three relevant professional references, as well as your CV, and send to JJ Apodaca, Executive Director, at jobs@arcprotects.org. Your cover letter, reference list, and CV should be compiled and sent as a single PDF file and tiled “First Name_Last Name_FLFieldBiologist.pdf”

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Ecology, Wildlife
Tags Herpetology