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FW: Birdjobs -- November 1, 2016

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Subject: Birdjobs -- November 1, 2016

The OSNA job board format at <http://osnabirds.org/Jobs.aspx><http://osnabirds.org/Jobs.aspx> allows for real-time posting by members of one of the OSNA societies (members must be logged in to OSNA 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.

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CELEBRA LAS AVES LATINO INTERNSHIP PROGRAM  at Environment for the Americas.  Website: http://www.environmentamericas.org/  Location: Western US.  Duration: 5 months-1 year.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 9. Application Deadline: 18 Nov 2016.  Job Description: Internship work will focus on bird and other wildlife research, Latino community outreach, and bilingual environmental education. The intern may assist in a variety of shorebird surveys and also become familiar with career opportunities in the field of wildlife research, environmental education, and natural resource management. The intern will develop and deliver bilingual (English/Spanish) public presentations, work onsite with educators, develop and implement outreach programs into the local Spanish-speaking communities and Spanish-speaking visitors of the park, and lead the International Migratory Bird Day Festival.  Knowledge of bird conservation is not needed but a willingness to learn is required and an enthusiasm for nature encouraged. You will receive all necessary professional training and will gain real-life job experience working alongside state and federal wildlife professionals. This is a great opportunity for career shadowing and hands-on experience in the fields of wildlife biology and environmental education.   9 positions total available in Colorado, California, Oregon, and Alaska.  Time Frame Applications must be submitted by November 18, 2016. Top candidates will be selected for interviews and will receive additional details about specific assignments. Placement decisions and assignments will generally be made during the month of January. The paid 5 month to 1 year internship period will begin in late February with a week long training.  Qualifications: Basic Eligibility Age 18 to 35 Be a US citizen or legal resident. Have a strong interest – or relevant experience – in bird conservation and/or willingness to learn is required. Enthusiasm for interacting with the public and children is encouraged. Bilingual skills (Spanish/English) – Helpful and preferred. Be social media savvy! Must attend mandatory training at the beginning of March  Compensation: $1000-1500 per month  To Apply: Submit application at http://www.avesblog.com/apply/

WETLAND AND WATERBIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Illinois Natural History Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois.  Website: http://www.inhs.illinois.edu/  Location: Forbes Biological Station, Havana, IL (travel statewide).  Duration: Approximately 1 February to 30 September 2017.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2-4. Application Deadline: 7 Jan 2017.  Job Description: This project examines quantity and quality of wetlands available to waterbirds throughout Illinois. Technicians will be based at the Forbes Biological Field Station in Havana, Illinois, but extensive travel throughout Illinois is required. Field seasons will include spring (February-March), summer (April- early June), and Fall (August-September). Employment is also available outside of listed field seasons conducting waterfowl surveys, vegetation surveys and sampling, duck banding, laboratory processing of core and diet samples, experimental collection of ducks, Avian Influenza sampling, maintenance and repair of field equipment, waterfowl trapping, and other duties assisting graduate students and scientists. Main duties will include using GPS/Archer units to map wetland inundation and other characteristics; conducting tree and submersed aquatic vegetation surveys, wetland rapid assessment methods, waterbird and other wildlife observations including marsh bird call-response surveys, and visual wetland assessments; recording large amounts of data, data entry (Access 2016), contacting landowners, driving University Vehicles, operating boats and ATVs, and several or all aforementioned duties outside of field seasons.  Qualifications: Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree in wildlife science, natural resources, ecology, or a related field and be able to tolerate adverse field conditions including walking miles in waders through muddy and difficult terrain and exposure to low temperatures, ice, summer heat and humidity, biting insects, and irritating plants (poison ivy and wood nettle). Applicants will work with a partner or group for long hours and must be able to carry up to 50 lbs of equipment while wading through wetlands. Applicants must possess a strong work ethic, good interpersonal skills, a flexible schedule (possibly many overnight trips and some work on weekends), and a valid driver’s license. Previous field experience identifying waterbirds and wetland plants, working in wetlands or for long days (12-14 hrs at times), and operating boats and ATVs is preferred. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.  Compensation: Salary and Compensation: $10/hr plus over time (1.5 times hourly rate) when applicable. Expected salary is approximately $2,000/month. Housing available at a reduced rate (~$200/month) and all expenses will be covered during travel for field work.  To Apply: Application: To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by January 6th, 2017, but review of applications will begin immediately. To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references to: (EM: agblake AT illinois.edu and hroffice AT inhs.uiuc.edu) --(Be sure to reference WQ Project in the subject line. The U of I is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled www.inclusiveillinois.illnois.edu<http://www.inclusiveillinois.illnois.edu>.

WADING BIRD RESEARCH TECHNICIANS  at University of Florida.  Website: http://www.wec.ufl.edu/research/wadingbird/  Location: Homestead FL.  Duration: 4-5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2-4.  Application Deadline: 9 Nov 2016.  Job Description: FIELD TECHNICIANS (2 - 4) needed for ongoing wading bird research in the Florida Everglades. 1 - 2 positions extend from mid Jan through the end of May 2016; 1 - 2 extend from early Feb through late Jun 2016. Salary is $1450/month plus housing. Primary duties (~70%) include assisting the Research Coordinator and graduate students in all aspects of wading bird field research including; surveys by airboat, aerial surveys by fixed-wing aircraft, using camera traps to detect Burmese python activity in colonies, collection of feathers and blood from nestlings, testing eggs for mercury, and monitoring (on foot) species diversity and nesting success of various wading bird species in multiple colonies throughout the Everglades. Field teams and tasks will vary almost daily. Non-field duties include equipment maintenance, analysis of aerial and trail camera photos, and data entry.  Qualifications: Technicians must maintain a positive attitude, give priority to safety considerations, be in excellent physical condition in order to contend with difficult working conditions (heat, sun, humidity, stuck boats, deep mud, gators), work and live harmoniously in close company with coworkers, and show patience with short-notice schedule changes. A valid driver’s license and good driving record are required. Successful candidates will likely have at least 6 months prior field research or management experience. Training is provided, but some preference will be shown for those having experience bleeding birds, piloting powerboats, towing and backing trailers, mechanical repair, or flying in small planes or helicopters.  Compensation: $1450/month plus housing  To Apply: Application materials must be received by Nov 9. Specify if you prefer to start in Jan or Feb and length of availability. Send cover letter (including the names, email addresses and phone numbers of 3 references) and resume in a single e-mail attachment with the filename Yourlastname_app or by mail to: LINDSEY GARNER, (lagarner AT ufl.edu) University of Florida, Dept. of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, PO Box 110430, Gainesville, FL 32611-0430.

FIELD TECHNICIAN  at New Mexico State University.  Location: near Caprock, NM.  Duration: 6.5 months (1 position) and 2 months (5 positions).  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 6 (1 for 6.5 months, 5 for 2 months). Application Deadline: 2 Dec 2016.  Job Description: Six positions are available to work on a lesser prairie-chicken (LEPC) fire ecology project in SE New Mexico east of Roswell. Five positions will be from approximately March 15 to May 15 and one position will be from approximately February 15 to August 31. All six technicians will be responsible for trapping LEPCs from approximately mid-March to mid-May. Trapping will occur during the early morning using W-array walk-in traps. LEPCs will be weighed, aged, sexed, banded, and fitted with either a PTT or VHF transmitter. VHF telemetry will be conducted during the day after trapping. During late April and early May, technicians will assist in locating nests and taking vegetation measurements once nest fate has been reached. Prior to trapping, the 6.5 month technician will be responsible for surveying the study area for active leks prior to the trapping period. Once the trapping period has concluded, the summer will consist of tracking LEPCs using VHF telemetry and monthly vegetation transects. Rain gauges will be checked at least once every two weeks. The technician will also aid in invertebrate sampling. The study area is approximately 50,000 acres of BLM land 32 miles east of Roswell, NM. Shared housing will be provided in the form of camper trailers (with electricity and A/C).  Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have a B.S. in wildlife sciences or a related field. Experience trapping gallinaceous birds, tracking using VHF telemetry, and identifying plants of the southern plains are desired but not necessary. Training will be provided. Candidates must be willing to share living space with other technicians and graduate students. Summer temperatures can exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit, so work will begin at or before sunrise throughout the field season.  Compensation: $1500/month plus housing   To apply, please email a single PDF containing a cover letter and a C.V. with at least three references to (EM: lepc.nm AT gmail.com)

BCVI SEASONAL FIELD BIOLOGIST  at University of Illinois.  Location: Fort Hood, Texas.  Duration: 18.5 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 27 Nov 2016.  Job Description: The University of Illinois seeks 4 SEASONAL FIELD BIOLOGISTS to monitor the endangered Black-capped Vireo from 1 March to 7 July, 2017. All work will occur at Fort Hood Military Reservation in central Texas near the city of Copperas Cove. The primary tasks will be to sight color-banded birds, locate and monitor nests, delineate territories, conduct distance sampling surveys, and mist net vireos for banding. Workers will keep extensive records, follow detailed protocols, navigate using a GPS and map, enter and verify data, and maintain field equipment including a vehicle. Previous experience with any of these activities is a plus. Highly experienced teachers will train workers in mist-netting, banding, nest finding, off-road driving, and navigation making this an excellent learning opportunity. Work starts before sunrise and involves walking miles each day in a hot, sunny environment where contact with chiggers, fire ants, cacti, snakes, cattle, and poison ivy is virtually certain. However, Fort Hood encompasses rich natural areas where the variety of birds, butterflies, wildflowers, etc. are sure to delight any naturalist.  Qualifications: Applicants must be in good physical condition, have good hearing, and be able to see the full spectrum of colors. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required as is a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.  Compensation: Pay is $13.00/hour. Work may exceed 40 hrs/week and include weekends, but all hours worked beyond 40/week will be compensated via overtime pay. Workers must provide their own housing and transportation to work. A list of local housing options will be provided to help workers find a place to live.  To Apply: To apply, send cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 references to (EM: bcvi.hood AT gmail.com).

YOSEMITE RAPTOR SURVEYOR  at National Park Service.  Location: Yosemite National Park.  Duration: 5-6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4-6. Application Deadline: 14 Nov 2016.  Job Description: Yosemite’s Terrestrial Biodiversity Program offers a unique opportunity to work in one of the most spectacular national parks in the country, while contributing toward conservation projects ranging from endangered species to ecosystem dynamics. Technicians will survey for Peregrine Falcons and Golden Eagles -or- for Great Gray Owls and Spotted Owls in front-country and remote wilderness locations. Primary field duties for diurnal raptor positions include: conducting surveys using established protocols and recording observations of breeding behavior of raptors at potential and historical cliff habitat and assisting with climbing closures. Position from March 20 to August 18, 2017. Primary field duties for owl positions include: conducting broadcast surveys, behavioral observations, and nest searching. Positions from April 3 to September 15, 2017.  Qualifications: Requirements for Peregrine/Golden Eagle position includes prior experience observing raptor behavior, including extensive use of binoculars and spotting scope. Requirements for owl positions include ability to work long night-time hours and excellent observation skills. Enthusiastic; stellar sense of humor; physically fit; able to work in inclement weather; overnight backpacking and wilderness skills; data entry and management skills; and in some cases, GIS and report-writing skills.  Compensation: Salary ($15.49-$19.18/hr) varies depending on qualifications and experience.  To Apply: Application period is November 10-14. Biological Science Technician applicants must apply at the USA Jobs website: https://www.usajobs.gov/ and should make every effort to submit applications on November 10 due to new limitations on allowable number of applications. Type the keywords: “Yosemite biological technician”. For more information, contact SARAH STOCK (EM: sarah_stock AT nps.gov). These jobs are competitive, and the NPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For volunteer and internship opportunities associated with these positions, send Sarah Stock a cover letter and current resume with 3 references by email  (EM: sarah_stock AT nps.gov)

YOSEMITE PASSERINE SURVEYOR  at National Park Service.  Location: Yosemite National Park.  Duration: 5-6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 1-2 positions. Application Deadline: 8 Nov 2016.  Job Description: Yosemite’s Terrestrial Biodiversity Program offers a unique opportunity to work in one of the most spectacular national parks in the country, while contributing toward conservation projects ranging from endangered species to ecosystem dynamics. Technician(s) will survey birds using multiple survey methods in front-country and wilderness locations. Primary field duties include: conducting point count, area search, territory mapping, and nest search surveys for passerines, assisting with MAPS banding stations, and occasionally surveying for other species (e.g., peregrines, bats, carnivores). Position(s) from April 17 to September 15, 2017 (end date negotiable).  Qualifications: Requirements include ability to identify 100 western birds visually and aurally (song AND call); prior experience with point count, area search, and/or nest search surveys. Enthusiastic; stellar sense of humor; physically fit; able to work in inclement weather; overnight backpacking and wilderness skills; data entry and management skills; and in some cases, GIS and report-writing skills.  Compensation: Salary ($15.49-$19.18/hr) varies depending on qualifications and experience.  To Apply: Biological Science Technician applicants must apply at the USA Jobs website: https://www.usajobs.gov/ and should make every effort to submit applications on November 4 due to new limitations on allowable number of applications. Type the keywords: “Yosemite biological technician”. For more information, contact SARAH STOCK (EM: sarah_stock AT nps.gov). These jobs are competitive, and the NPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For volunteer and internship opportunities associated with these positions, send Sarah Stock a cover letter and current resume with 3 references by email  (EM: sarah_stock AT nps.gov).

SEASONAL FIELD TECHNICIAN  at University of Illinois.  Location: Fort Hood, Texas.  Duration: Seasonal.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 30 Nov 2016.  Job Description: We are looking for one (1) enthusiastic technician to assist in an M.S. research project studying the post-fledging survival of Golden-cheeked Warblers. The selected applicant will work from 13 February to 15 June 2017, with a four-week training period alongside a crew of seasonal field biologists at the beginning of the season. The primary tasks will be to locate and monitor nests, track fledglings daily using radio telemetry, re-sight birds, and record vegetation measurements. Additionally, we will be navigating using a GPS and compass, driving and maintaining 4WD vehicles, entering data, and occasionally mist-netting and banding golden-cheeked warblers. A workweek can be up to 40 hours, and the hired technician will be expected to work early mornings with possible weekend work, not exceeding 40 hours.. The technician will be expected to find housing near the Fort Hood military base (we will be working closely with the long-standing field biologists for the Golden-cheeked Warbler monitoring project, so housing with multiple people is possible). Housing vendors near the base will be provided for the technician to choose from, if needed.  Qualifications: The applicant must have a B.S. or working towards finishing their degree. Applicant must be able to work independently and with other seasonal biologists at sites, with a strong organizational and detail-oriented attitude. Applicant must be in good physical condition and willing to navigate through dense juniper-oak forest around canyons and steep slopes, and handle other field conditions (e.g. heat, biting insects). Applicant must have good hearing and full spectrum vision (necessary for re-sighting of color-banded individuals). The applicant must also have a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle to drive into the base (will not be used for field work). Previous experience nest searching, using radio telemetry, performing vegetation samples, navigating with GPS and compass, and handling and banding birds is preferred. Experience with 4WD vehicles is preferred, but not necessary. Once selected, the technician must be able to pass a background check before hiring. Once hired, vision and driving tests must be passed to use work vehicles.  Compensation: ~13.00/hour depending on experience. Housing is NOT provided.  To apply, email-cover letter with your interest in the position, resume with prior experience, and contact information for three professional and/or academic references (phone numbers and e-mail addresses) to EVALYNN TRUMBO, UIUC – Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. Send applications and/or questions to (EM: etrumbo AT illinois.edu). Include "GCWA Field Technician" in subject line of email. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

FIELD ASSISTANT  at Kansas State University.  Location: Costa Rica.  Duration: 5 months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Application Deadline: 14 Dec 2016.  Job Description: VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS needed for studies of a tropical songbird in Costa Rica. These studies will assess the physiological and genetic characteristics of courtship behaviors of the white-ruffed manakin (Corapipo altera) in northern Costa Rica. We will be surveying for lek arenas and mist-netting extensively to collect materials for genetic and parasite analyses. Conditions will be wet, remote, and rustic. Research will begin March 2017 and continue until early July 2017. Assistants should be willing to commit to the entire field season.  Qualifications: A positive attitude and ability to cope with unpredictable field conditions is absolutely necessary. We are especially seeking applicants with mist-netting and bird-handling skills. Prior experience working in the tropics, functional Spanish, and general outdoorsmanship are highly valued.  Compensation: Station fees, food, and accommodation expenses at the field site will be provided.  To Apply: Please send contact information for three references, a resumé or CV and a cover letter indicating why you are interested in this position to (EM: caulicky AT ksu.edu).

AVIAN CONSERVATION FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project.  Website: http://www.kauaiforestbirds.org  Location: Alakai Wilderness and Hanapepe, Kauai, Hawaii.  Duration: February to July, 2017.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 5-6. Application Deadline: 10 Nov 2016.  Job Description: SEASONAL AVIAN CONSERVATION FIELD TECHNICIANS needed for work with the Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project. Our project focuses on a variety of work with three critically-endangered endemic Hawaiian songbirds, the Akikiki, Akeke’e and Puaiohi, that all inhabit the extremely wet, beautiful and rugged montane rainforest on the island of Kauai. The position will focus on searching for endangered bird nests, conducting bird surveys, vegetation and habitat sampling, mist-netting and banding birds, and maintaining rat control grids. Field Technicians will also assist in our third year of extracting eggs from Akikiki and Akeke’e nests to start a captive breeding program in collaboration with the San Diego Zoo. This is a rare opportunity to work on endangered tropical species in the U.S. while gaining valuable research skills. The work is physically challenging, requiring a 4 to 8 mile hike to the main field camps by way of steep slopes, tangled forest and stream crossings on obscure trails with up to 40 pound packs (occasionally 60). Daily field conditions include hiking through dense forest in and along streams, often in rainy and chilly weather.  Qualifications: Applicants must be able to detect and identify birds by sight and sound, be physically fit, and able to navigate rugged and complex terrain using GPS, compass, and maps. Experience with nest searching and abundance surveys (e.g., line transects or point counts) is required. Experience with color-band re-sighting, behavioral observation, territory mapping, radio-telemetry, small mammal trapping, and mist-netting/banding is strongly desired. Experience with rock climbing, advanced tree climbing (arborist), and knots a plus. Mechanical and electronics skills and current First Aid and CPR certifications are a plus. Abundant enthusiasm for conserving Hawaii’s native species (including controlling invasive species along the way) is essential, as are self-motivation, the ability to work well in a small team, a positive attitude, and willingness to live in remote field camps for more than a week at a time. Careful data collection is a must, and when not in the field, office duties will include data entry and management, maintenance of field equipment, and other work around the office.  Compensation: Compensation is $2,371/mo with holidays. Crew will have some access to project vehicles. Housing when not in the field will not be provided, but we will help finding housing. Successful applicants must provide own travel to Lihue, Kauai, have a valid driver license, and be legally eligible to work in the U.S. For more information, contact (EM: info AT kauaiforestbirds.org).  To Apply: Applications will be accepted until November 10, 2016 and will be reviewed as they are received. Required materials include a current CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references. Please email applications to (EM: puaiohijobs AT gmail.com) AND fill out application message on-line at http://kauaiforestbirds.org/get-involved/employment1

AVIAN CONSERVATION FIELD ASSISTANT  at Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project.  Website: http://www.kauaiforestbirds.org  Location: Alakai Wilderness and Hanapepe, Kauai, Hawaii.  Duration: December 2016 or January 2017 to July 2017 and beyond.  Job Type: Permanent. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 10 Nov 2016.  Job Description: AVIAN CONSERVATION FIELD ASSISTANTS needed for work with the Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project. Our project focuses on a variety of work with three critically-endangered endemic Hawaiian songbirds, the Akikiki, Akeke’e and Puaiohi, that all inhabit the extremely wet, beautiful and rugged montane rainforest on the island of Kauai. The position will focus on searching for endangered bird nests, conducting bird surveys, vegetation and habitat sampling, mist-netting and banding birds, and maintaining rat control grids. Field Assistants will also assist in our third year of extracting eggs from Akikiki and Akeke’e nests to start a captive breeding program in collaboration with the San Diego Zoo. This is a rare opportunity to work on endangered tropical species in the U.S. while gaining valuable research skills. The work is physically challenging, requiring a 4 to 8 mile hike to the main field camps by way of steep slopes, tangled forest and stream crossings on obscure trails with up to 40 pound packs (occasionally 60). Remote camping away from established field camps will also be required. Field Assistants will also be expected to help supervise Technicians during the season. Daily field conditions include hiking through dense forest in and along streams, often in rainy and chilly weather.  Qualifications: Applicants must be able to detect and identify birds by sight and sound, be physically fit, and able to navigate rugged and complex terrain using GPS, compass, and maps. Experience with nest searching and abundance surveys (e.g., line transects or point counts), color-band re-sighting, behavioral observation, territory mapping, and mist-netting/banding is required. Experience with radio-telemetry, small mammal trapping, vegetation surveys, rock climbing, advanced tree climbing (arborist), and knots a plus. Mechanical and electronics skills and current First Aid and CPR certifications are also a plus. Abundant enthusiasm for conserving Hawaii’s native species (including controlling invasive species along the way) is essential, as are self-motivation, the ability to work well in a small team, a positive attitude, and willingness to live in remote field camps for more than a week at a time. Careful data collection is a must, and when not in the field, office duties will include data entry and management, maintenance of field equipment, and other work around the office. Familiarity with GIS and database management strongly desired.  Compensation: Compensation is $2436/mo with holidays. Crew will have some access to project vehicles. Housing when not in the field will not be provided, but we will help finding housing. Successful applicants must provide own travel to Lihue, Kauai, have a valid driver license, and be legally eligible to work in the U.S. For more information, contact info (EM: AT kauaiforestbirds.org).  To Apply: Applications will be accepted until November 10, 2016 and will be reviewed as they are received. Required materials include a current CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references. Please email applications to (EM: puaiohijobs AT gmail.com) AND fill out application message on-line at http://kauaiforestbirds.org/get-involved/employment1

FIELD BIOLOGIST  at Tetra Tech.  Location: Near Plainview, Texas.  Duration: One year, with the possibility of an extension.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 11 Nov 2016.  Job Description: Tetra Tech is seeking a local biologist to assist with baseline wildlife surveys in support of a proposed wind energy project near Plainview, Texas. The work will involve avian point-count and eagle use surveys, raptor nest surveys, and acoustic bat surveys.  Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include: (1) own a 4-wheel drive vehicle for use during project work (mileage will be reimbursed), (2) live within a 1.5-hour commute of the project, (3) prior experience identifying bird species by sight and sound, (4) ability to identify and age raptors in flight, particularly eagles, (5) ability to follow verbal and written instructions, adhere to stringent protocol, and act in a professional manner, (6) a BS in wildlife biology or related field, (7) ability to maintain focus throughout the surveys, (8) willingness to work long hours in windy conditions and extreme temperatures. The primary survey schedule will be 4 consecutive days every other week from November 2016 to November 2017. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable applicant is found.  Compensation: The salary is up to $25/hour, depending on experience.  To Apply: If interested, please send a cover letter, your resume, and contact information for 3 references to: (EM:  rich.young AT tetratech.com).

GOLDEN-CHEEKED WARBLER SEASONAL FIELD BIOLOGISTS  at University of Illinois.  Location: Fort Hood, Texas.  Duration: Seasonal.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: multiple. Application Deadline: 30 Nov 2016.  Job Description: The University of Illinois seeks to hire SEASONAL FIELD BIOLOGISTS to conduct monitoring of the Golden-cheeked Warbler on Fort Hood, Texas. Selected applicants will work 13 February to 02 June 2017. Occasional off-site travel and work may be required to include overnight camping. The primary tasks will be to resight color-banded birds, locate and monitor nests, delineate territories, conduct point count surveys, distance sampling, mist net and band birds, navigate and enter data with a Trimble GPS, and properly maintain a work vehicle and field equipment. New for the 2017 season is the deployment of geolocators by select crewmembers. There are four weeks of training and proficiency mastered prior to conducting research. Previous experience with any of these activities is a plus.Work starts before sunrise, includes continuous hiking in hot sunny environments with mosquitos, chiggers, fire ants, cacti, snakes, and poison ivy along with a colorful variety of birds and wildflowers.  Qualifications: Applicants must be in good physical condition, have good hearing, and be able to see the full spectrum of colors. A bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. Once selected, applicants will be required to pass a background check before hiring is complete. Crewmembers must provide their own housing and transportation to and from Fort Hood. Selected individuals will receive a list of local housing vendors. The use of work trucks is limited to duty hours only. Workweeks are 35-48 hours; overtime accrued after 40 hours in a one-week period. The earning of overtime not guaranteed. Individuals expected to be available for a flex schedule, weekend work, and possible overtime.  Compensation: 13.00/hour. : To apply, e-mail cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to (EM: FortHoodGCWA2017 AT gmail.com). Include “Seasonal Field Biologist” in subject line of e-mail. Applications reviewed and positions offered as qualified applicants are received. Be sure to apply early for consideration.

MSC IN AVIAN ECOLOGY AND ECOTOXICOLOGY  at University of Saskatchewan.  Location: Saskatoon, SK, Canada.  Duration: 2 years.  Job Type: Student.  Application Deadline: 1 Nov 2016.  Job Description: The selected student will conduct research, using both captive and wild birds, to evaluate how changes in spring temperatures might influence the health of shorebirds, through effects on (a) embryonic development times, (b) tissue distributions and detoxification of contaminants in ovo, with consequences for physiological and fitness related trade-offs. Working will be at the new U of S Facility for Applied Avian Research (FAAR) and in the field. This project is in collaboration with Dr. K Gurney at Environment and Climate Change Canada. The student will be trained in experimental design, sample collection, and statistical analyses of results. Anticipated start date is January 2017, with field work commencing in early May.  Qualifications: BSc with a strong background in biology, ecotoxicology or environmental science is required, and some prior field and/or captive research experience with birds is highly desirable. Ideally, the student will also have relevant experience in conducting field-based studies and be willing to develop their quantitative skills.  Compensation: Minimum stipend funding is available at $18,500 per annum, however, candidates with a strong academic record (80% or higher) have a high probability of securing competitive student scholarships.  To Apply: Send application to (EM: christy.morrissey AT usask.ca) and include (a) a letter describing your interests and qualifications for the position, specifically highlighting how your skills match the position requirements, (b) your CV/resume, (c) contact information for 3 academic/professional references, and (d) copies of any unofficial transcripts. Applications should be received by Dec.1, 2016 but suitable candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP. Informal inquiries (without application materials) are welcome.

MSC POSITION IN AVIAN ECOTOXICOLOGY  at University of Saskatchewan.  Location: Saskatoon, SK, Canada.  Duration: 2 years.  Job Type: Student.  Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2016.  Job Description: The student will address ecotoxicological questions related to shorebird fuelling at stopovers and fasting during long distance flights. Through a set of controlled experiments and possibly field sampling, you will evaluate the accumulation, distribution and metabolism of industrial contaminants (e.g. PCBs and PAHs) during both fuelling and fasting (flight) in birds. Position is based out of Saskatoon with captive bird work at the Facility for Applied Avian Research (FAAR). Some field work will be included depending on the student’s interest and skills.  Qualifications: I am seeking an enthusiastic and motivated student with a solid academic background and a strong interest in ecology and toxicology. The ideal candidate will have experience working in avian wildlife with previous lab or field research experience. Specific requirements include 1) BSc degree in Ecology, Toxicology or Environmental studies with strong academic record (80% or better) 2) Experience in handling and blood sampling of birds is an asset 3) Experience in conducting lab bioassays or lab analyses is an asset 4) Strong writing and communication skills 5) Self-motivated and able to work independently and with a team.  Compensation: Minimum stipend funding is available at $18,500 per annum, however, candidates must have a strong academic record (80% or higher) to secure competitive student scholarships.  To Apply: If interested and qualified, please send a statement of interest and suitability, your CV (including names of references), and a copy of your unofficial transcript by email to DR. MORRISSEY (EM: christy.morrissey AT usask.ca).

SEASONAL AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGIST (LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE)  at Institute for Wildlife Studies.  Website: http://www.iws.org  Location: San Clemente Island, CA (off San Diego).  Duration: Approximately 7 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 4-5.  Application Deadline: 20 Nov 2016.  Job Description: The Institute for Wildlife Studies (IWS) is seeking applicants for seasonal avian field biologists to assist with the release and monitoring of the San Clemente Loggerhead Shrike (SCLS), a federally endangered, endemic subspecies on San Clemente Island (SCI), California. SCI is the southernmost of the California Channel Islands, located 68 miles off the coast of San Diego. These are 7-month (approx.) positions beginning mid-February to early March. Contingent on performance and funding availability, seasonal employees may be offered promotions to full-time positions, which include additional health benefits and paid vacation. Field Biologist duties include, but are not limited to: 1. Nest searching and monitoring; 2. Behavioral observation and color-band re-sighting of wild and captive shrikes; 3. Releasing captive-origin shrikes, and providing supplemental food to captive and released shrikes; 4. Daily radio-telemetry of released shrikes; 5. Trapping and banding (depending on permitting qualifications) nestling and adult shrikes; 6. Cage construction and maintenance; 7. Data management in Microsoft Access and Excel, and in ArcView GIS; and, 8. Day-to-day upkeep of the field station and IWS equipment. ***Start date to be discussed during interview, but will likely be between 15 February and 1 March.***  Qualifications: We are seeking enthusiastic biologists with strong field work and research backgrounds who are committed to conservation and applied ecology. This position requires extreme patience, sharp observation skills using spotting scopes and binoculars, and the ability to hike daily in steep, rugged terrain. Because this work is conducted on a military installation, each applicant must be a citizen of the United States or be covered under a TN NAFTA work visa and possess (or be willing to acquire before the position starts) a valid U.S. driver’s license. In addition, the Navy will perform a post-hire background check before issuing a base access credential. Each successful candidate will have earned a B.S. in wildlife biology, ecology or a related field and have experience with avian biology. Preferred qualifications include experience with: nest searching and monitoring, behavioral observation, color band identification, radio telemetry, passerine banding, and the operation of 4-wheel drive vehicles on primitive roads. Applicants should be in excellent physical condition and be comfortable hiking alone for 3–5 miles with a 30–40 pound pack in steep, rocky, cactus-covered terrain and in temperatures ranging from 40–100°F. SCI is owned and operated by the U.S. Navy as a training facility and personnel will be required to follow established military protocols and rules, including keeping a clean and organized work and living space. Applicants should enjoy living as part of a small research community in a busy field station, interacting with biologists working on other projects, and working with military personnel and members of other organizations who may have varying missions, opinions, and personalities. Additionally, applicants must be willing to participate in the day-to-day upkeep of a busy field station, including cleaning work vehicles and shared kitchen/office space. Employees work 10 days on island, and then take 4 off (off island). All employment offers are contingent on the insurability of the applicant by IWS and applicants will be asked to provide information to verify their driving record. Additional information regarding IWS research on SCI is available on the IWS website (www.iws.org<http://www.iws.org>).  Compensation: Approximately $2,350/month (based on an hourly rate) plus health benefits. We also provide both housing and a food stipend while on island. Transportation to and from SCI each week via twin-engine propeller planes flying out of the Naval Base Coronado in San Diego is provided. Off-island accommodations and food are not provided, but off-island accommodation options include hotels, camping, or short-term apartment sharing with other biologists.  To Apply: To apply send a SINGLE file containing a combined cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for 3 professional references (including telephone number, email, and work address). Please state the number of adult and nestling passerines (or small falcons/owls) you have banded. Banding experience is strongly preferred, but not required. Send application materials to JUSTYN STAHL (EM: jstahl AT iws.org). Please indicate ‘shrike job’ in the subject heading. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received and we therefore encourage interested parties to apply promptly. This announcement will be open until all positions have been filled.

PHD POSITION - ECOLOGY OF WETLANDS AND INSECTIVOROUS BIRDS  at University of Saskatchewan.  Location: Saskatoon, SK, Canada.  Duration: 3-4 years.  Job Type: Student.  Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2016.  Job Description: We are seeking a talented student to develop a PhD program of research addressing questions about how intact Prairie wetlands can buffer agroecosystems against land use perturbations, pesticides and other stressors. The student will investigate factors that alter wetland health and the ability of wetlands to provide a resource for exporting high quality aquatic prey for terrestrial insectivorous birds. The work will involve observational and experimental studies using a well-established nestbox population of Tree swallows across different agricultural landscapes. This is a collaborative project with Dr. Tim Jardine (U of S) and Dr. Bob Clark at Environment and Climate Change Canada.  Qualifications: We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated student with a solid academic background and a strong interest in ecology of wild birds and aquatic ecosystems. The ideal candidate will have experience working on avian wildlife, aquatic invertebrates and with previous field research experience. Specific requirements include 1) BSc and MSc degree in Ecology and Environmental studies with strong academic record (80% or better) 2) Experience in handling and sampling of birds in order to obtain a banding permit 3) A valid driver’s licence 4) Strong writing and oral communication skills 5) an ability to work independently and with a team.  Compensation: Minimum PhD stipend is $21,000/annum. Students with strong academic record may be eligible for competitive university scholarships.  To Apply: If interested and qualified, please send a statement of interest and suitability, your CV (including names of references), and a copy of your unofficial transcript by email to Dr. MORRISSEY (EM: christy.morrissey AT usask.ca).

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE  at University of Florida.  Website: http://www.wec.ufl.edu/faculty/frederickp/  Location: Gainesville and Homestead FL.  Duration: two years.  Job Type: Post-doc.  Application Deadline: 10 Dec 2016.  Job Description: Postdoctoral Research Associate – this position will continue ongoing research on the role of methylmercury in avian reproduction, using piscivorous birds in the Florida Everglades as the study setting. The research builds on nearly two decades of work in this ecosystem on dynamics of mercury contamination, and the determinants of reproductive success. Applicants should have completed the PhD, have experience in ecotoxicology and field research, evidence of writing and publishing skills, quantitative analysis skills, and a willingness to work as part of a research team. Position is based at University of Florida in Gainesville but as much as 6 months of the year will be located in south Florida engaged in Everglades field work. A sense of humor, and experience with boats, wetlands, avian blood collection, and other field skills will be favorably considered. Position begins January 2017, salary $47,500 annually plus benefits. Applicants should send letter of application, CV, and contact information for three references via email to Dr. PETER FREDERICK (EM: pfred AT ufl.edu) by 10 December 2016.  Qualifications: Postdoctoral Research Associate – this position will continue ongoing research on the role of methylmercury in avian reproduction, using piscivorous birds in the Florida Everglades as the study setting. The research builds on nearly two decades of work in this ecosystem on dynamics of mercury contamination, and the determinants of reproductive success. Applicants should have completed the PhD, have experience in ecotoxicology and field research, evidence of writing and publishing skills, quantitative analysis skills, and a willingness to work as part of a research team. Position is based at University of Florida in Gainesville but as much as 6 months of the year will be located in south Florida engaged in Everglades field work. A sense of humor, and experience with boats, wetlands, avian blood collection, and other field skills will be favorably considered. Position begins January 2017, salary $47,500 annually plus benefits. Applicants should send letter of application, CV, and contact information for three references via email to Dr. PETER FREDERICK (EM: pfred AT ufl.edu) by 10 December 2016.  Compensation: salary $47,500 annually plus benefits  To Apply: Applicants should send letter of application, CV, and contact information for three references via email to Dr. PETER FREDERICK (EM: pfred AT ufl.edu) by 10 December 2016.

LEAD BIRD BANDER  at Bandelier National Monument.  Website: http://www.nps.gov/band  Location: Los Alamos, NM.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 6 Dec 2016.  Job Description: Bandelier National Monument is seeking applicants for a six-month biological science internship. The selected candidate’s primary responsibility will be to serve as the lead bird bander for the park’s 2017 bird banding program, which is one of a number of long-term research and monitoring programs at the monument. The lead bird bander will be part of a three-person bird banding crew consisting of an international intern and a National Park Service employee. Our bird banding program includes both Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) and migratory banding stations which have been monitored for 13 years. During the summer season (May-July), the bird banding crew will monitor and track nesting passerines at four MAPS sites at different locations in the park. During Fall migration (August-mid-October), the crew will work with volunteers and school groups to track migrating passerines. A key part of our bird banding program is educating under-served school children about the bird banding process, with an emphasis on the biology of birds and potential influences from warming climates. The selected applicant will all be involved in creating a 45-minute bird banding presentation to deliver to approximately 20 different 4th-6th grade classes. These programs will take place in September during which the schools will also visit the banding site to see the scientists and interns in action. The secondary responsibilities of this position will be to provide general support to Bandelier’s Natural Resources Program which may include: conducting avian point counts; monitoring Peregrine Falcon nests; repairing/removing ungulate exclosures; assisting with bat surveys; leading birding walk for visitors; assisting with vegetation plots; assisting with invertebrate pit fall trapping; assisting in the planting, salvaging, and caring of native plants; assisting in the mapping and control of exotic plants; and entering data into databases. Much of the above-mentioned work will be performed outdoors and may require walking or hiking over rugged terrain and working outdoors in both hot and cold weather. Position will be in mid-May 2017 and end in mid-October 2017.  Qualifications: Recruiting a highly-qualified intern to support the Bandelier’s bird banding program and Natural Resources Program is essential to our success. Applicants must be able to obtain, at a minimum, a sub-permit from the Bird Banding Laboratory (BBL). Applicants must be skilled in all aspects of bird banding including: setting up mist nets; removing birds from the nets; banding birds; identifying, sexing, and aging birds, collecting information on bird’s body condition and reproductive status; and properly releasing the bird without harm. Applicant must be able to perform these bird banding duties while ensuring the safety of staff and birds is met at all times. Applicants must be willing to train less-experienced interns and able to work well with others. It is preferred that applicants have experience with the MAPSProg data management software, but it is not mandatory. It will be expected that the selected candidate be an active team member to both the bird banding crew and Bandelier’s Natural Resources Program and be willing to perform a wide-array of duties. Applicants must be able and willing to work irregular schedules including early mornings, nights, and weekends. It is desirable that applicants be able to carry 30+ lbs and have experience hiking and navigating in remote backcountry settings using map, compass, and GPS.  Compensation: $3,000/month + housing.  To apply, please send your resume, contact information for three references, and proof that you are eligible to be permitted or sub-permitted by the BBL to SARAH MILLIGAN (EM:  sarah_milligan AT nps.gov).

VOLUNTEER FIELD TECHNICIAN IN FAIRYWREN BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY  at Tulane University.  Website: http://karubian.tulane.edu  Location: Western Province, Papua New Guinea.  Duration: ~3 months, starts at around the end of Jan-mid Feb.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 20 Nov 2016.  Job Description: I am looking for two volunteer field assistants for research on the behavioral ecology of white-shouldered fairywrens in Papua New Guinea. Field techs will assist in monitoring a color-banded population in Western Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG). Potential tasks will include mist-netting, banding, color-band resighting (and tracking), blood sample collection, nest searching, behavioral experiments, and audio recordings. All costs for in-country transportation, lodging, and food are provided by the project, with the exception of recreational trips on days off. The field site is located in a small, remote village in the lowlands of Western Province. Living conditions are very basic, with no electricity, and little outside contact. Mosquitoes, rain, high temperatures, crocodiles, and venomous snakes are all present on the site.  Qualifications: The ideal field assistant will have bird banding, nest searching, and/or tracking experience. The ability to resight color combos is a significant plus. Additionally, international research experience (not a requirement per se), confidence to work independently and alongside locals, and a good sense of humor and attitude go a long way. Applicants should be in good physical condition (as we often will hike a few miles per day) and be able to tolerate difficult living and working conditions. Finally, things go astray from the plan quite frequently in PNG; being patient and understanding with these challenges is good to keep in mind.  Compensation: This is a volunteer position, and as such, there is no associated salary. Our basic model is for applicants to cover their own travel to PNG, and we will provide all local transport, lodging and food.  To apply, please send a one page cover letter (detailing your research experience as well as what you would want to gain from this position), your CV, and contact information for three references (who know your work ethic, preferably in the field) to JOHN ANTHONY JONES (johnajones91 AT gmail.com). Please feel free to enquire about any questions pertinent to this application or regarding the field work in PNG. Because the visa process takes awhile in PNG, the position will be filled as quickly as applicants come in. November 20th is a soft deadline, but do that the note position may be filled by then to expedite the visa process.

M.S. GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP  at West Virginia University.  Website: http://wildlife.wvu.edu/  Location: Morgantown, West Virginia.  Duration: 2 Years.  Job Type: Student.  Application Deadline: 15 Nov 2016.  Job Description: The School of Natural Resources at West Virginia University is searching for an MS student to help develop surveys for Loggerhead Shrikes (Lanius ludovicianus), using playback, automated recording unit technology, and decoys. Loggerhead Shrikes populations continue to experience range-wide declines (3.2%/year), and are a species listed as greatest conservation need in West Virginia and Virginia. The research project will focus on grazed high-elevation pastures in West Virginia and Virginia, and reclaimed mine lands in West Virginia. In addition to Loggerhead Shrikes, the student will be asked to survey for other grassland and early successional bird species to develop multi-species occupancy and abundance models. This student will work with cooperators from the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The student will be working towards an MS in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources at West Virginia University (http://wildlife.wvu.edu/).  Qualifications: The ideal applicant should be familiar with grassland/early successional bird identification by sight and sound via point counts or other bird survey experiences. Applicant should also be familiar with plant species identification, collecting vegetation measurements, and preference will be given to applicants with GIS experience. Applicants should be comfortable working long days in the field during hot summer months, and energetic and excited about applied avian conservation research. Applicants will also be responsible for hiring and supervising a research team. These data are being collected in conjunction with a loggerhead shrike banding effort supervised by state agencies. Applicants must have completed a BS in Wildlife Biology, Ecology, or a closely related field. Applicants must have a minimum 1100 combined GRE score (V+Q) on the previous scale or 300 on the current scale, and a minimum 3.25 GPA.  Compensation: $16,536/year plus health insurance and university tuition waiver.  To Apply: Electronic applications are preferred. To apply send a single file including: 1) cover letter outlining any relevant work experiences with bird surveys or grassland birds 2) resume including unofficial copy of transcripts and GRE scores, and 3) contact information for 3 references to Dr. CHRIS LITUMA (EM: cml0017 AT mail.wvu.edu).

GRADUATE STUDENT IN INTERTIDAL FOOD-WEB ECOLOGY  at University of Maine.  Location: Orono, Maine.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Student.  Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2016.  Job Description: Drs. Amanda Klemmer and Brian Olsen (UMaine) are looking for a graduate student to investigate the community and food-web ecology of intertidal, rockweed-dominated (Ascophyllum & Fucus spp.) habitats in light of commercial rockweed harvesting. The candidate could pursue either a M.S. or Ph.D. degree starting in Orono, Maine in January 2017. In conjunction with partners at the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and the National Park Service, the project’s objective is to assess linkages between rockweed, the invertebrate community, and coastal bird populations in a changing, multi-use landscape.  Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess a strong academic record, field experience, and the ability to identify common invertebrate orders of the intertidal zone. Preference will be given to candidates with experience supervising field crews; building partnerships with industry, governmental agencies, non-profits, and public stakeholders; managing databases; and constructing statistical models (or interest in gaining such an experience). An enthusiasm for cold temperatures, wet feet, curious landowners, the bold beauty of the Maine coast, and other blessings of field work is required.  Compensation: The position will be funded by a combination of research and teaching assistantships.  To Apply: Interested candidates should email the following materials to (EM: amanda.klemmer AT maine.edu and brian.olsen AT maine.edu): a curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript, GRE scores, a scientific writing sample, and contact information for three references. Consideration of candidates will begin on November 10th until the position is filled.

SEASONAL AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS (BELL’S SPARROW)  at Institute for Wildlife Studies.  Website: http://www.iws.org  Location: San Clemente Island, CA.  Duration: 5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 10 Dec 2016.  Job Description: The Institute for Wildlife Studies (IWS) is seeking up to 4 seasonal field biologists to work on the San Clemente Bell’s Sparrow monitoring program. The San Clemente Bell’s Sparrow is a federally threatened subspecies endemic to San Clemente Island (SCI). SCI is the southernmost of the California Channel Islands and supports a unique and diverse ecosystem. The island is located ~68 miles off the coast of San Diego and is an active military base. Start dates will be in early February with positions lasting approximately 5 months. Field Biologist duties include, but are not limited to: 1) Nest searching and monitoring; 2) Territory spot-mapping, conducting area surveys, and re-sighting of color-banded birds; 3) Data entry and management in ArcMap, Access and Excel; 4) Day-to-day upkeep of the field station and IWS equipment.  Qualifications: We are seeking highly-motivated and skilled field biologists with strong research backgrounds and a commitment to conservation and applied ecology. The successful candidates will have earned a B.S. in wildlife biology, zoology, ecology or a related field and have knowledge of, and experience with, avian biology. Required experience/qualifications: nest searching and monitoring, behavioral observations, and extensive hiking experience in difficult terrain. Preferred experience/qualifications: Color-band resighting, threatened & endangered species monitoring, vegetation survey experience, and ability to operate full-sized 4-wheel drive trucks on rocky and muddy roads. Because this work is conducted on a military installation, the applicant must be a citizen of the United States or be covered under a TN NAFTA work visa. Individuals must have (or be willing to acquire before start date) a valid U.S. driver’s license. Applicants should be in excellent physical condition and be comfortable hiking alone for 3–5 miles with a 30–40 pound pack in steep, rocky, cactus-covered terrain and in temperatures ranging from 40–100°F. Applicants should enjoy living as part of a small research community in a busy field station, interacting with biologists working on other projects, and working with military personnel and members of other organizations who may have varying missions, opinions, and personalities. Additionally, applicants must be willing to participate in the day-to-day upkeep of the field station, including cleaning of work vehicles and shared kitchen/office space. Employees work 10 days on island, and then take 4 off (off island). All employment offers are contingent on the insurability of the applicant by IWS. All employees will be subject to a background check. Applicants will be asked to provide information to verify their driving record. Additional information regarding IWS research on SCI is available on the IWS website (http://www.iws.org).  Compensation: Approximately $2,350/month (based on an hourly rate) plus health benefits. We also provide both housing and a food stipend while on island. Transportation to and from SCI is via twin-engine propeller planes flying out of Naval Base Coronado in San Diego. Off-island accommodations and food are not provided.  To Apply: To apply send a cover letter, resume and names and contact information (including telephone number, email and work address) of at least 3 professional references as ONE document to SUSAN MEIMAN (EM: sparrowjobs AT iws.org). Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received and we therefore encourage interested parties to apply promptly.

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