Tyndall Air Force Base is located outside Panama City, along the Florida panhandle coastline. The base is a 30,000 acre peninsula surrounded by St. Andrew Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Habitats include 18 miles of pristine beaches, slash and longleaf pine forests, scrub, and numerous wetlands, bayous, and marshes. The primary mission of Tyndall AFB involves military flight training.
You will conduct inventories and habitat management for wildlife, primarily gopher tortoises, salamanders, sea turtles and other reptiles and amphibians (70%); additional duties will include surveys for birds, black bear and deer, computer entry of field data, environmental education, beach cleanups and assisting with prescribed burning (30%)EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: Opportunity to attend local area conservation workshops, volunteer opportunities with the local US Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries office. Off duty, the Bay County area offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation activities including beaches, boating, fishing, diving, camping, kayaking, bird watching, and bicycling. Numerous parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and public managed areas are located within easy driving distance. Atlanta, Jacksonville, and New Orleans are within a 5 hour drive from Panama City.