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Subject: Bird Jobs -- August 1, 2011
We have recently switched to a new job board format
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members of one of the OSNA societies (members must be logged in to the site
in order to see the job posting option). Members may also update their own
announcements and remove them from the list when no longer.
needed Non-members will still need to send their announcements to the
moderator, Cheryl Trine (EM: ctrine AT andrews.edu) for posting, but posting
time should be within 48 hours of receipt.
As before, anyone, member or non-member, can view the postings without any
login. The Birdjobs-L e-list will also continue to be published, at least
Please visit our new site. It is still a work in progress, so if you have
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SENIOR WETLANDS SCIENTIST / NATURAL RESOURCES PERMITTING SPECIALIST - Tetra
Tech EC, Inc. is a U.S. based leading consulting, engineering, remediation,
restoration, and construction firm. We provide our clients with a full range
of traditional and innovative services, that are delivered cost effectively,
timely and in compliance with applicable regulations and requirements. We
distinguish ourselves to our clients by proactively incorporating, Client
Service QualityR, Do It RightR, and Shared VisionR principles through our
work processes, operating procedures, and execution methods. We consistently
meet or exceed client expectations. For projects small or large, we work
together with our clients to achieve a shared vision of the project
objectives: scope, budget, schedule, and level of quality.
Tetra Tech is currently seeking a Senior Wetlands Scientist / Natural
Resources Permitting Specialist to work in its Boston Office who has
appropriate certifications to work on a wide range of environmental
licensing, permitting and regulatory compliance projects in the Northeastern
States. The successful candidate must have a broad background in the
environmental sciences, and a proven record of managing projects and
supervising staff in various fields of natural resources assessment and
management. **The position also involves developing local and regional
business in these markets. The successful candidate will provide technical
leadership and senior peer review for wetlands, ecological and biological
assessments and related regulatory compliance projects, and work closely
with TtEC's natural resources staff across the country. **The technical
responsibilities of the position will include: establishing
client-responsive and regulatory-compliant scopes of work; project planning
and staffing (i.e., establishing scope, schedule, budget, and quality);
writing proposals; developing cost estimates; providing current subject
matter expertise to project planning and implementation; ensuring work
product quality,; serving as client-agency liaison for regulatory
negotiations and information submissions. Technical oversight
responsibilities may relate to field study designs, data collection and
statistical methods/analysis, information synthesis and interpretations,
report preparation, or peer review in relation to wetland or ecological
assessments projects for resource management, permitting, and/or regulatory
compliance.**The successful candidate will be responsible for growing Tetra
Tech EC's local/regional practice in the natural resources assessment and
management markets, and developing and growing client relationships. The
management and supervisory responsibilities of the position will include
developing and maintaining local staff competence and capability in the
natural resources fields to support projects on the local and national
level.**The successful candidate will supervise and/or mentor a small group
of highly competent and self-motivated Boston-based environmental
scientists, biologists, and planners and work closely with TtEC's natural
resources staff across the country. The successful candidate will need to
understand, implement, monitor, and support TtEC's corporate policies and
Requirements: **Undegraduate degree in an applicable field (e.g., biology,
ecology, wetlands sciences, natural resources management, or a closely
related environmental or ecological science), with strong understanding of
terrestrial and/or aquatic ecology and natural resources regulations. **5+
years of professional experience in the private sector or environmental
consulting in the Northeastern States, including a minimum of 2 years of
effective project management and staff supervision. **NH wetland scientist
certification and/or certification as a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS)
through the Society of Wetland Scientists. **Comprehensive knowledge of
biological science and ecological methodologies, conservation planning, and
natural/biological resources management in terrestrial and aquatic
ecosystems (especially relative t**Northeastern U.S. or New England-specific
species and habitats). **Experience in preparing environmental impact
assessments and mitigation and monitoring plans t**meet regulatory
requirements (i.e., NEPA, ESA, CWA, and other Federal/State laws,
policies) and multi-agency permitting. **Demonstrated effectiveness in
proposal preparation and presentation, project and task management, client
relationship building, and business development in New England are
essential. **Exceptional verbal communication and writing skills.
Preferred: **Graduate degree in an applicable field (e.g., biology, ecology,
wetlands sciences, natural resources management, or closely related
environmental sciences). **10+ years of professional experience in the
private sector or environmental consulting in the Northeastern States,
including a minimum of 3 years of effective project management and staff
supervision. **Experience with bat and avian surveys and impact analyses.
Candidates who are interested in applying for this position should submit a
resume to Tetra Tech EC at (EM: eastern.region1 AT tetratech.com). Only
resumes that include salary requirements will be considered. Pre-Employment
Drug Screen Required.
Tetra Tech EC, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value workplace
diversity. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women,
minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.
Tetra Tech EC offers its employees a comprehensive compensation package.
Please visit our website at (URL: http://www.tteci.com or
http://www.tetratech.com) for additional information about us.
AVIAN SURVEY AND BANDING VOLUNTEER RESEARCH ASSISTANTS (6-8) -
Organization: Life Net. Location: Loma Alta, Ecuador. Dates of project:
4-19 Dec 2011. Duties: Assist with bird banding, bird surveys in a remote
cloud-forest protected area and with community-based environmental education
about biodiversity and ecology. The project operates in Spanish and English.
Desired Qualifications: Applicants should be in excellent physical
condition. Experience with mist-netting is an asset along with good birding
skills (but, we will train, so biology students are most welcome). Some
background in Spanish is an asset. Cost-share Donation: $1450 (covers food,
lodging, transport, fees, and small share of total project costs). Deadline:
15 Nov 2011.
Application form at http://www.lifenetnature.org Contact: DR. DUSTI BECKER
(EM: dbecker AT lifenetnature.org)
BIRDING AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION VOLUNTEERS (6-8)-Organization: Life Net.
Location: Kenya. Dates of project: 15 January - 4 February 2012.
Duties: Support a local Kenyan birdwatching company by birding with them for
two weeks, and help a Maasai community develop a walking safari with an
emphasis on birding. Qualifications: Good birding and people skills, some
knowledge of Kiswahili, and interest in nature interpretation are ideal
qualifications for volunteer participation. Good physical fitness is a must.
Cost-share Donation: $4200 (covers food, lodging, transport, fees, and small
share of total project costs). Deadline: 31 Dec 2011.
More info and Application form at (URL: http://www.lifenetnature.org)
Contact: DR. DUSTI BECKER (EM: dbecker AT lifenetnature.org)
RAPTOR BIOLOGISTS - Tetra Tech is seeking local raptor biologists to
participate on an eagle study near Idaho Falls, ID. The work will entail
spending long hours scanning for raptors and recording flight paths and
heights. Minimum qualifications include: (1) At least a BS in wildlife
biology or related field, (2) ability to identify and age raptors in flight,
particularly bald and golden eagles, (3) the ability to operate
ATVs/snowmobiles, 4) experience with GPS units and topographical maps,
(4) attention to detail when recording data, (5) willingness to work long
hours in extremely cold and windy conditions, (6) ability to work
cooperatively with others under somewhat stressful conditions. Surveys will
be conducted for 3 consecutive days every other week from early Aug to late
Nov. If interested, please send a cover letter, your resume, and contact
information of three references to: (EM: rich.young AT tetratech.com).
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE - Agency: University of South Dakota,
Department of Biology. Location: Vermillion, SD. Job Description: We seek a
postdoc for a project modeling the potential future effects of landscape
change on cottonwood forests and breeding songbirds along a large portion of
the Missouri River in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska. The
postdoc will model changes in future forest area and age distribution as a
function of successional processes, river management, and land use, and the
potential effects of these changes on abundances of selected songbird
species. This project will involve little or no collection of new field data
(with the exception of some land cover mapping), but will focus primarily on
integrating/synthesizing existing GIS, vegetation, and songbird data sets to
project the implications of current management and land use trajectories on
Missouri River floodplain forests. Expected products include development of
publications, as well as models and projections useful for federal agencies
managing cottonwood forests along the Missouri River. The postdoc will be
housed in the lab of Dr. Mark Dixon at the University of South Dakota (URL:
Qualifications/Expertise: **Ph.D. in ecology, wildlife biology, forestry,
geography, zoology, or related fields; **Experience using program DISTANCE
to model bird densities from point count data; **Familiarity with GIS and
with interpreting land cover from aerial photography; **Experience with
modeling landscape change and/or succession through transition models (e.g.,
first-order Markov or multinomial logit models), dynamic simulation programs
(e.g., STELLA, VDDT), or other approaches; **Solid statistical skills (e.g.,
general linear models, occupancy modeling, CART, multiple regression, or
tools) using SAS, R, or other packages; **Excellent writing (documented
record of publication is a plus), communication and organizational skills;
**Familiarity with or interest in concepts related to landscape and
disturbance ecology, floodplain forests, large river ecology and management,
avian ecology, or a combination of these. Salary: $40,000 plus benefits.
Starting Date: 1 Sep 2011. Duration: 1 year, with possibility of renewal for
2nd year (conditional on funding and performance). How to Apply: Questions
regarding the position may be directed toward DR. DIXON (EM: Mark.Dixon AT
usd.edu). Applicants must provide a cover letter that describes background
with respect to the qualifications listed above, along with a CV and names
and contact information for at least three references. Applicants must apply
online at (URL: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu) . All offers of employment
will be contingent on the favorable results of a background check. Review of
applications will continue until the position is filled. The University of
South Dakota (URL: http://www.usd.edu) is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty,
staff and students.
GOLDEN EAGLE/RAPTOR BIOLOGIST at Wildlife Research Institute, Inc.
(Website: http://www.wildlife-research.org). Location: Ramona, CA. Job
Description: Wildlife Research Institute, Inc., an established non-profit
organization whose mission includes conducting objective scientific
research, public education and the promotion of timely conservation biology
through cooperative programs with agencies, industry and academia, seek a
Golden Eagle/Raptor Biologist. WRI is currently conducting the longest
running Golden Eagle study in the Western Hemisphere. This position would be
based in Ramona, CA (San Diego County backcountry) at our headquarters. The
position, starting immediately and lasting at least 1 year, possibly
permanent, may involve the completion of the following types of tasks:
ground and aerial (helicopter and fixed wing) surveys for golden
eagles/raptors, pre- and post-construction monitoring of golden
eagles/raptors at energy facilities, data entry, analysis and QA/QC, report
preparation, golden eagle trapping and banding including satellite
telemetry, spring and fall raptor migration surveys, and general studies of
golden eagle nesting activity. Additional duties may also be assigned on an
as-needed basis and may include surveys for other wildlife species, project
management, land acquisition/management, grant writing, permit preparation
and educational presentations/lectures on WRI's golden eagle research and
general raptor/wildlife natural history and ecology.
Attention to detail, computer skills (GIS training a plus), the
willingness/ability to work alone or with minimal supervision, as well as in
teams are required. Field work requires a substantial amount of hiking,
often with heavy packs, rock climbing and will be conducted under a variety
of weather conditions. Prior experience with golden eagles/raptors,
including collecting and recording data from the ground/air and banding as
well as identifying other Southern California wildlife species is highly
desirable. Prior experience identifying North American raptors on the wing
is required. Qualified candidates should have minimum of a Bachelor's degree
in an environmental field. Strong verbal communication skills are essential,
along with a willingness to learn new skills, and flexibility in work
assignments. The successful applicant will be self-motivated, organized,
passionate, enthusiastic and able to switch between diverse tasks with ease.
Multiple positions may open. Salary is commensurate with the qualifications
and experience of the applicant. To Apply: Please submit a cover letter,
3 references to: Wildlife Research Institute, Inc., Attn: CHRIS MEADOR,
Assistant Director, (EM: CMeador AT wildlife-research.org). EOE. No phone
calls please, questions can be directed via e-mail.
WATERBIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN at PRBO Conservation Science. Location:
Central Valley, CA. Duration: 6 months. Application Deadline: 31 Aug 2011.
Job Description: 2 technicians needed in California's Central
Valley: 1 in San Joaquin Valley (ASAP - Mar 2012) and 1 in Sacramento Valley
(Oct 2011 - Mar 2012). Sacramento Valley work will be related to compatible
agriculture practices in post-harvest rice fields and will include bi-weekly
surveys of waterbirds in rice. San Joaquin Valley work will be related to
compatible agriculture practices in forage crops (e.g. alfalfa, wheat) and
pasture and will also include bi-weekly surveys. Surveys will be conducted
independently following a standardized protocol and data entry in Access.
Compensation: 2800/month plus benefits. Qualifications: Identification of
waterbirds is necessary and the most commonly seen waterbirds are herons,
egrets, shorebirds, and dabbling ducks. Familiarity with ATV use and
transport are preferred but training can be provided. To Apply: If
interested, please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references via email
("Central Valley Waterbird Technician" in Subject Line) to MICHELLE GILBERT,
(EM: mgilbert AT prbo.org).
PH.D. GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT, Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory,
Southern Illinois University Carbondale. We are looking for a graduate
research assistant at the Ph.D. level to study relationships between
grassland birds, habitat, and predators in Illinois. Primary project
objectives include: (1) Evaluate the effectiveness of CP33 fields in
attracting grassland birds (with a strong focus on pheasant and bobwhite)
and assess nest predation in those fields, and (2) Monitor the response of
predators to CP33 fields. This is a well-funded study, and housing for
graduate students and technicians will be paid for by the project during the
field season (summer). Salary will be $1,494/mo + tuition waiver and field
costs will be covered. The candidate must have obtained a M.S. in Ecology,
Zoology, Biology, Wildlife Management, or related field, with a >3.2 GPA and
>1100 verbal + quantitative GRE scores. Must be independent and work well
with employees and co-workers.
Experience conducting bird surveys, nest surveys, and predator surveys using
remote cameras is preferred. If potentially interested, please e-mail a
cover letter and your resume (including GPA and GRE scores) to DR. CLAY
NIELSEN (EM: kezo92 AT siu.edu). Applications will be reviewed until 15 Aug
2011; project starts as soon as we can find a suitable candidate.
WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST, Requisition Number: 11-0139. Post Date: 7/19/2011.
Location: Sacramento, CA Description: Responsibilities include, but are not
limited to: 1. Design and implementation of field studies for California
flora and fauna 2. Data analysis, literature review and synthesis 3. Assist
Project Managers and Senior Biologists with natural resource projects,
primarily associated with energy and water markets 4.
Use topographic maps, aerial photographs, GPS units and other and other
tools 5 Prepare technical reports 6. Potential for extended travel and field
work. Requirements: Basic Qualifications: 1. Bachelor's Degree in wildlife
management, biology, ecology environmental science, natural resource
management or related field 2. Minimum 2-5 years of experience in related
field work 3. Understanding of the ecology of California flora and fauna 4.
Experience with survey protocols and general methodologies for assessment of
wildlife populations including amphibians, reptiles, migratory birds,
raptors, and mammals 5. Ability to identify California birds by sight and
sound 6. Working understanding of regulatory laws and processes pertaining
to natural resources (e.g., ESA, CESA, California Fish and Game Code,
CEQA/NEPA) 7. Basic understanding of budgeting & project management
principles 8. Experience in scheduling and directing field teams 9. Possess
capabilities in data compilation and analysis 10. Must be able to walk long
distances under adverse conditions 11. Must be able to carry equipment/or
supplies weighing up to 40 lbs 12.Willingness to travel and support extended
field deployments, including to locations throughout the U.S. 13.
Excellent oral and written communication skills 14. Excellent interpersonal
skill 15. Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Word & Excel 16. Must be
authorized to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship. Desired
Qualifications: 1. Possession of valid State and Federal Permits for study,
monitoring, and/or handling of any of the following special-status wildlife
species: California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, giant
garter snake, blunt-nosed leopard lizard, desert tortoise, Least bells
vireo, Southwestern willow flycatcher, northern spotted owl, salt-marsh
harvest mouse, San Joaquin kit fox, and bats. 2. Two (2) plus years of
consulting experience 3.
Positive, flexible, team-oriented approach, with the willingness and desire
to work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team 4. Ability to simultaneously
work on multiple tasks/projects 5. Willingness to take on a variety of
assignments 6. Detail oriented; resourceful 7. Local candidates preferred 8.
Self motivated; strong initiative. To apply for this position, click on the
link below. If the link does not work, copy and paste it into your browser
Cardno ENTRIX is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
INTERN - Pinnacles National Monument, a unit of the National Park Service,
is looking for one full-time (40 hours per week) intern to assist with
monitoring captive and wild California condors (Gymnogyps californianus).
The primary duties of the intern will be: 1.) Tracking, monitoring and
recording condor movements, behaviors and interactions.
2.) Communicating with park visitors and local community members. 3.)
Observing and recording feeding behaviors. 4) Placing animal carcasses at
bait stations. This internship will require: a great attention to detail,
the ability to work as part of a team as well as independently, an interest
in talking with the public, the stomach to handle and transport animal
carcasses, flexibility to work at night on occasion, ability to hike up to
10 miles on steep and rugged terrain carrying 40+ lbs of equipment,
tolerance for summer temperatures that exceed 100 degrees, a sense of humor
and a great deal of patience. The intern will also assist in other natural
resource management projects as needed.
This is a 6-month internship and housing may be provided. Interns work
40 hours per week and generally get 2-3 day "weekends". Interns receive a
stipend of approximately $800/month. Position is scheduled to begin in early
September. Interested applicants should send a cover letter that includes
your available start date, resume, and contact information for
3 references by 15 Aug 2011 to ALACIA WELCH (EM: alacia_welch AT nps.gov).
Please write "Internship Application" in the subject line and send all
application components as a single attachment as a PDF or Word document
using the following naming format: First name_Last
name_Internship_Application. Applications will be reviewed as received.
VOLUNTEER POSITION, Sexual Selection in Satin Bowerbirds, New South Wales,
Australia. Field assistants are needed for the study of mate choice in satin
bowerbirds (Ptilonorhyncus violaceus) conducted by Dr.
Gerald Borgia's lab at the University of Maryland, College Park (URL:
The Wallaby Creek study site is in southeastern New South Wales, Australia.
This is a long term study of mate choice which follows the success of male
bower holders and female visitation at bowers.
Assistants are needed for one of two sessions: the first runs from early Sep
through mid-Oct, and the second runs from mid-Oct to no later than
23 Dec (specific dates to be determined). Assistants must arrange for travel
to and from the field site. This is an unpaid position, though we will
provide food and lodging at the site. Tasks assistants will perform for the
first session include, but are not limited to, trapping bowerbirds, locating
bower sites and clearing trails. For the second session, duties include
monitoring the behavior of bowerbirds at bowers with infrared sensing
equipment and camcorders, maintaining equipment and direct observation of
bowerbirds. The work is physically demanding and assistants must be focused
and flexible in their requirements.
Contact: Interested applicants should send (via e-mail) a cover letter,
CV/resume and e-mail addresses of three references to: JOSHUA KINER,
(EM: jkiner001 AT gmail.com), graduate student, Department of Biology,
University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
BANDER-IN-CHARGE - Duration: Fall season (1 Sep - 1 Nov). Job Type:
Contract. Job Description: Cypress Hills Migration Monitoring Project -
Summary: The Calgary Bird Banding Society is a non-profit research
organization conducting the second year of a pilot migration monitoring
project in the Cypress Hills Provincial Park, Alberta. A bander-in-charge
(BIC) is required to operate a passerine migration monitoring station (Sep)
and Northern Saw-whet Owl monitoring (Oct). A qualified candidate is
expected to have substantial experience in ageing, sexing, banding, and
mist-netting eastern and western North American passerines. Supervision and
training of volunteers, data quality control and data entry are among duties
required of the BIC.
Public and educational demonstrations will be requested by CHPP interpretive
staff on a periodic basis. The stations will be open every day weather
permitting. As NSWO banding begins 15 Sep there will be overlap of passerine
migration monitoring and NSWO monitoring for a portion of the contract term.
Compensation: $2800/month for BIC plus housing provided courtesy of the
Cypress Hills Provincial Park in the town of Elkwater. To Apply: Email cover
letter and resume outlining qualifications to YOUSIF ATTIA (EM:
cypresshillsmigration AT gmail.com) with "CHPP Bander Position" in the
FACULTY RESEARCH ASSISTANT (Field Research Coordinator), Full-Time (1.0
FTE) 12-months, fixed term. Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University,
working with seabirds. For full position announcement with required and
preferred qualification and application materials go to
(URL: http://oregonstate.edu/jobs) and search for posting # 0007712.
Application must be received by the closing date: 4 Aug 2011. OSU IS AN