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Underrepresented minorities, low income, first generation college students, and veterans are encouraged to apply.



Conservation Technician
Schedule: Seasonal appointment with potential for extension, 10-40 hrs/week
Hourly Wage: $25/hour
Description: The Conservation Program is responsible for the protection of biological resources on Stanford University lands for their academic value and in compliance with state and federal law. In accordance with these goals, the Conservation Program implements Stanford’s Habitat Conservation Plan, drawn up for the protection of California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, and an intergrade gartersnake. Beyond the basic activities outlined in the Habitat Conservation Plan, the conservation program proactively manages for native biodiversity across taxa. Some of our projects include native plant restoration, amphibian, reptile, fish and bird population monitoring, assays for wildlife diseases, and removal of invasive species.

As a member of the Conservation Program, the technician’s primary role is the execution of biological monitoring across Stanford University’s lands and conservation easements. This individual will be responsible for species monitoring, database management, maintenance of field equipment, interaction with the public and collaborating entities, and basic tasks related to the promotion of biological conservation within a dynamic urban environment. A successful candidate will be responsible, prompt, positive, and looking for ways to help our management of native ecosystems and federally listed species. The Conservation Technician will report to the Conservation Program Manager and the Conservation Program Coordinator.


  • Driver’s license valid in California
  • Demonstrated interest in the field of biology/ecology
  • Willingness to execute physically rigorous field work
  • Good organizational skills
  • Experience with identification of birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, and plants desirable but not required
  • Experience with large Excel databases, photo processing, and ArcGIS desirable but not required


The Conservation Program is not accepting applications at this time.