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JOB POST #3880-2023

IT/Programmer – summer & fall/winter positions

Date Posted: February 1st, 2023 Date Closing: December 23rd, 2023

Location: Scales Nature Park

Duration: Varies with position, minimum 8 weeks with extension up to one year internship possible

Salary: Varies depending on the position and funding. At or slightly above minimum wage.

Duties will vary with the nature of each position, but will include:

  • Develop and test custom applications including scripted Google Suite templates, relational databases and Android mobile applications for wildlife conservation purposes including citizen science and researcher data collection
  • Work with senior staff to identify information technology gaps that may be addressed within available resources and skills to improve operations
  • Research hardware and software solutions to identify needs
  • Work with staff and volunteers to test applications, listen to feedback, and debug
  • Train staff and volunteers to use new applications, and assist them with issues
  • Ensure completed work and work-in-progress is stored and backed up as required
  • Participate in field work or other facility operations as time allows to better understand project needs


  • Familiarity with relevant software, Linux, web UI frameworks, GitHub, etc.
  • Knowledge of Mongo DB and cybersecurity best practices is required
  • Experience developing mobile apps for Android is required
  • Ability to stay highly organized, task switch and prioritize conflicting goals
  • Proven time management and skills, strong written and oral communication skills
  • Internal motivation and the ability to work without supervision
  • Positive attitude and commitment to conservation¬†
  • Ability to work and thrive as part of a close-knit team in challenging situations with a positive attitude

Accommodations (shared) may be available on-site (quad or double bunk room). 


How to Apply:

To apply: Please complete the Google Form found here: At the conclusion of the questionnaire, you will be prompted to upload a resume, cover letter, and references as a single PDF file, 4 pages or less. Resumes will be reviewed beginning March 1, but applications will continue to be accepted after that.

Please reference this job posting in your email: JOB POSTING #3880-2023