Job hunting? This week’s unusual openings.

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Every week, Monitor staffers comb the job listings in search of interesting places to work.

The most intriguing jobs we found this week are in Honolulu; Nashville, Tenn.; Center, Texas; Gresham, Ore.; Round Rock, Texas; Reno, Nev.; Lake Mills, Iowa; Paris, Ill.; and Laramie, Wyo.

1. Submarine planner/weapons systems
Employer: Perot Systems government services
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Provide engineering, technical, and program management support associated with the maintenance and operation of the torpedo tubes and weapons systems onboard SSN 688 Class Submarines. (For more information click here.)
Location: Honolulu (pop. 359,694; median family income $70,686), where President Barack Obama attended high school, is the state capital whose name in native Hawaiian means “sheltered bay” or “place of shelter.”

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2. Elephant keeper
Employer: Nashville Zoo
Wages/salary: $9/hour
Details: Responsible for daily maintenance of hold and exhibit areas, with public speaking and tour presentation responsibilities. (For more information click here.)
Location: Nashville, Tenn. (pop. 545,524; median family income,$48,448) wears its reputation as Music City well, but the city’s largest industry is actually healthcare.

3. Car hopper/skater
Employer: Sonic Drive-In
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Serve patrons at their cars for franchise that seeks to recreate the drive-in diner feel of the 1950s. (For more information click here.)
Location: Center, Texas, (pop. 5,678; median family income $31,699) is practically in Louisiana, at the far eastern edge of the Lone Star State.

4. Urban forestry planner
Employer: City of Gresham, Ore.
Wages/salary: $55,356 to $70,656
Details: Responsible for development and management of a comprehensive plan that addresses tree issues faced by the city. (For more information click here.)
Location: Gresham, Ore. (pop. 101,537; median family income $54,345) is the state’s fourth-largest city, or, if you prefer, Portland’s largest suburb, with a well-maintained historic district.

5. Event technology specialist
Employer: PSAV Presentation Services
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Set up and operate large- and small-scale audiovisual systems for a leading supplier of audiovisual and event technology to hotels, associations, and meeting planners. (For more information click here.)
Location: Reno, Nev. (pop. 180,480; median family income, $49,582) calls itself “The Biggest Little City in the World.” Efforts at diversifying its casino-centered economy appear to be paying off.

6. Wetland monitoring crew leader
Employer: Americorps
Wages/salary: $12,000, plus $4,725 education award
Details: Lead field team in identifying, measuring, collecting, and recording various types of biological, chemical, and physical data from wetlands and shallow lakes located in north central/west Iowa. (For more information click here.)
Location: Lake Mills, Iowa (pop. 2,140; median family income $50,345), which sits just below the state’s northern border with Minnesota, was home to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Wallace Stenger in his early years.

7. Rail logistics specialist
Employer: Cargill
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Responsible for managing and monitoring 400-plus railcar fleet for Dry Corn Ingredients division of Cargill, an international producer and marketer of food and agricultural products. (For more information click here.)
Location: Paris, Ill. (pop. 9,077; median family income $37,872) is thought to have been named “Paris” because someone carved the word in an oak tree in what today is the center of town.

8. Tooth aging coordinator
Employer: State of Wyoming Game & Fish Dept.
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Responsible for analysis of roughly 2,500 teeth from 14 different species. Prepare teeth for examination by extracting them from jaws, sawing root tips, and performing a histological section of the tooth after it is processed. (For more information click here.)
Location: Laramie, Wyo. (pop. 27,136; median family income $62,085), home to the University of Wyoming, began as a tent city in the mid-1800s near an Overland Trail stagecoach route and the Union Pacific portion of the first transcontinental railroad.

For last week's listings, click here.

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