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Bat Technician for Summer 2019 Washington, DC

by Ivara J. Roth on March 29, 2019

Location: Washington, DC

Start Date: May 20, 2019

End Date: Aug 31, 2019

Last Date to Apply:  April 21, 2019

Hours:  Approximately 35 hours/week

Technician needed to conduct mist netting for bats in Washington, DC. This work is part of a larger survey of the bat community of the National Capital region. The majority of the work will be conducted at NIGHT.  Must have own transportation. Housing NOT provided. Hours and days worked will vary, so candidate must have flexibility.


  • Mist net for bats
  • Track bats to roosts using telemetry
  • Collect environmental data at bat roost locations.
  • Conduct bat roost exit counts
  • Conduct bat acoustical monitoring
  • Data Entry

COMPENSATION: Salary: $8,400.00 ($525/weekly)

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be able to:

  • Stand for 30-180 minute intervals
  • Hike/walk 1- 10 miles a day
  • Carry up to 30 pounds
  • Use hand-held and driving navigation tools
  • Accurately record field data
  • Must be vaccinated for rabies
  • Must have valid driver’s license

PREFERRED: The ideal candidate will have experience with mist netting, identifying bats, and tracking with telemetry.  

Please send resume/CV with three references to

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