The incumbent serves as a Volunteer biological science technician for the Saratoga National Fish Hatchery. Incumbent assists with the Wyoming toad-rearing program. A recent addition to the hatchery’s Wyoming toad building has added the capacity to produce up to 900 toads for release each year. This position will be responsible for the daily care of these toads from hatching eggs to the release of adults the following year. This position will be responsible for the daily care of these toads from hatching eggs to the release of adults the following year. The addition to the toad building will consist of 51,45 gallon tanks holding up to 18 toads per tank, for a total of 900 toads. The new Bio tech. will be responsible for feeding the toads, cleaning of tanks, and raising insects to feed the toads. Incumbent assists with the Wyoming toad-rearing program and assists in record keeping for all aspects of toad culture and husbandry.

Provide all aspects of animal husbandry and maintenance, including feeding, cleaning, and monitoring animal health.
Assists with propagation of toads including hormone injections, counting and monitoring eggs, cleaning and feeding tadpoles.
Assists with collection of wild insects and culture of feeder insects to feed toads. Cultured insects include roaches, soldier fly larvae (phoenix worms), bean beetles, flour beetles, crickets, and possibly others as deemed appropriate.
Compensation amounts:
– $650- one time RT travel allowance
– $250 – weekly living allowance
– Housing included
– All Weather Uniform Package
– AmeriCorps eligible ($3,247 education award)

*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes

Position ID: PO-00735065

Expected Dates: June 12, 2023 – November 19, 2023

Saratoga, WY 82331

Handicap Accessible?: No

Main Area of Focus: Wildlife Mgmt

Further Details
AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Recommended

Town is 5 miles away.

Housing or Stipend Provided?
A. Partner will provide suitable housing for the member

Three bedroom one bath home. With Washer and Dry. Fully furnished. Complete cookware set.

Tagged as: Conservation, Crew

About Student Conservation Association

Today, SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land. Members participate in a variety of capacities and contexts. Beyond national parks, members work on marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, and community green spaces in our nation’s urban centers. Members do land management, habitat restoration, trail building, disaster rehabilitation or prevention work, environmental education, public outreach, and more.

Application Instructions

Submit Application Here: https://www.thesca.org/position/bio-science-technician-with-fws-po-00735065/