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Duties performed by these and future camps include: 1) in Honolulu; packing and preparing gear, food, and all items necessary for the camp; and 2) on-island include; maintaining pesticide bait stations, monitoring and enforcement of quarantine measures, monitoring ant and bird populations, bike and camp maintenance. CAST VI will consist of 4 volunteers and a strike team leader. Volunteers will be expected to work at least 48 hours/week, 6 days/week . However, this does not necessarily mean 8-5 M-F as some projects will necessitate working evenings or consecutive days. Primary responsibilities will include: • Ant bait application and monitoring • Entomological surveys/ bioassays • Seabird, shorebird, and sea turtle surveys • Data collection and management • Weekly and summary reporting • Camp establishment/disestablishment • Camp maintenance and chores It is imperative that potential volunteers consider that Johnston is a remote site where all but emergency access is by ship, which takes 3-5 days to transit from Honolulu. No re-supply or ship visits during the 6-month camp are anticipated. On the island, transportation will be by foot or bicycle. Living conditions are primitive and consist of 12x14x6 ft personal tents and a bunker will be used for communal/food storage/kitchen and office. Bathing is done in the ocean. Contact with the island has proven to be reliable but is limited to slow internet access. However, this internet access cannot be guaranteed and communication could be limited to text only e-mail with no internet. Direct medical attention is at minimum 1-3 days away. Requirements: Must be able to work 48 hours a week, walk 10 miles per day, lift 70 lbs, swim, ride a bicycle and be comfortable with insecticide use. Much stooping and bending will be required to maintain the bait stations. Weather conditions can be harsh with strong winds, gales, and hot sun. Qualified applicants must possess a valid passport that will not expire before Feb- 2014. All Strike Team members must follow all pesticide and safety protocols. Direct medical attention is at minimum 1-3 days away. Safety in this remote setting is of primary concern and all individuals are expected to work together as a team to maintain good communication at all times. Prior experience in the following is recommended: camping, invasive species control, shorebird and seabird identification and monitoring, entomological surveying, familiarity with GIS tools and software, data management, pesticide application and possession of a valid US drivers license. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will provide: airfare to and from Honolulu, housing and a modest food stipend while in Honolulu, transportation between Honolulu and Johnston, island quarantine clothes, and food and housing on Johnston. The Honolulu stipend will not be paid up front so volunteers will need to have sufficient finances to provide for their own food for the preparation period in Honolulu.Applications will be evaluated as they arrive and the positions will be filled quickly. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and at least 3 references to both:


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