The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s most effective animal protection organization, is seeking a Field Associate, Special Projects for its Wildlife Department. This position will provide assistance to the Field Manager on a four-year study entitled “ZonaStat-H PZP Fertility Management Pilot Project for Wild Female Burros in the Black Mountain Herd Management Area in Northwest Arizona” (“The Burro Project”). This project is conducted in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management to test the efficacy and logistics of using immunocontraception to manage wild, free-roaming burros.

This position will be responsible for:

  • Assisting on the Burro project in all aspects of field work needed to complete project to include but not limited to gathering observational data and assisting with data collection and analysis;
  • Assisting in the preparation of any necessary reports, proposals, documents, and filings as necessary;
  • Assisting in the publication and production of other materials concerning findings of the project;
  • Assisting in presentation of findings; attending and participating in workshops, conferences, and taskforces; and participating in meetings;
  • Providing assistance to other staff regarding the Burro project as needed.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred;
  • Minimum of one year of scientific or field experience gathering observational data, particularly on equines or wildlife;
  • Must have good communication skills and good public speaking skills;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently in remote, rugged environments while maintaining close communication with supervisor and other staff;
  • Strong knowledge of human/wildlife conflict resolution, equine welfare and wildlife fertility control technology preferred.

Please submit a cover letter and resumé using this form or fax to 301-548-7701. This position is based in Arizona.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identify, disability, marital or parental status, or protected veteran status.