Biology Tech

Student Conservation Association - Roosevelt, AZ4.4

Full-time$1,100 a week
Expected Dates
July 22, 2019 to July 19, 2020
Tonto National Monument
Position ID
This position will include four areas of responsibility.
1. Wildlife monitoring will be about 50% of the positions time. Monitoring will include; Setting out and retrieving motion detection cameras throughout the park, Construction and placement of various bird nesting structures, Assist park staff in maintaining field data. The wildlife located within the park rages from snakes and lizards to Bears and Mountain Lions.
2. Working with archaeological staff in monitoring approximately 100 sites within the park. Here you will assist the park staff assessing these sites for damage brought on by either wildlife, vegetative growth and/or weather.
3. Assist Resources staff with monitoring and removal of non-native vegetation within the park.
4. Maintain climatic research station located on the park.
The work can be physical and the weather can be extreme. Temperatures range upwards of 110 degrees during the months of June - July.
You will work with ArcGIS, Adobe Suite, and Photo Mechanic.

Compensation amounts:
$1,100 - one time RT travel allowance
$160 - weekly living allowance
AmeriCorps eligible ($5,920 education award and health insurance if elected)
  • All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes
  • Please note this position is dependent upon confirmation of federal funding and the execution of an official agreement
Location Description
Tonto National Monument is located 30 miles north of Globe Arizona. The Monument is about 110 miles from Phoenix.
Training Provided
Hands on - GIS, Mapping, Photoshop, conducting inventories, and working with people.
Educational/Recreational Opportunities
Educational - The job itself plus NPS training and workshops. Arizona State Univ. is 110 mile away in Phoenix.
Recreational - Free gym across the highway from the monument. Town of Globe 30 minutes away. Outdoor hiking and water-sports next to monument.
Handicap Accessible?
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
degree major or professional experience
Earth Sciences
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Bird Identification
competent without supervision
Field Research
competent with supervision
Working with Animals
some experience
Community Engagement
some experience
some experience
Further Details
AmeriCorps Eligible
Driving Logistics
Valid Drivers License Needed
Housing or Stipend Provided?
Shared housing is available. There are 4 houses at the monument, housing is separate for both males and females. The houses have either 2 or 3 bedrooms each. These houses have a kitchen, dining Rm, living Rm and two bathrooms each. Each has a car port and back fenced yard.
US Citizenship