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ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR at The Missouri River Bird Observatory (MRBO). Location: Arrow Rock, MO. Duration: 26 March – 31 July, 2017. Job Type: Temporary. Job Description: The Missouri River Bird Observatory (MRBO) seeks an environmental educator for the period of 26 March – 31 July, 2017 with possibility of extension to 15 November based on performance and interest. This position will be based at MRBO’s headquarters in Arrow Rock, MO, which is a National and State Historic Site; therefore many education programs will be tied into the natural history of the town and surrounding area. Additional programs will take place throughout the state. The educator will receive valuable training in mist-netting and bird-banding, local habitat, natural history and conservation issues, and MRBO’s programs during the first two weeks of employment. He or she will then work independently to develop education and outreach programs. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated educator to spread the conservation message while greatly increasing their professional skills. Summary of duties: *Lead or take part in all MRBO public events, including bird-banding demonstrations, lectures, workshops, field days, bio-blitzes, etc. throughout the position’s tenure. (Travel is often necessary). *Independently conduct ecology and natural history walks for 3rd – 6th grade classes in Arrow Rock during the period of mid-April – 20 May. *Independently develop and conduct a 2-3 day/week summer day camp for small groups in Arrow Rock or surrounds during the approximate period of 15 June – 31 July. *Contribute regularly to MRBO newsletters, social media updates, blogs, and printed materials. *Facilitate programs for groups of all ages across the state of Missouri on a wide variety of topics including bird identification, life history, climate change, general ecology, habitat conservation and the importance of MRBO’s monitoring projects in the context of Missouri conservation. *Interact/network extensively with representatives of local non-profits and other agencies to solicit additional programs and outreach opportunities. Qualifications: The applicant must: *have excellent bird ID skills (you will lead guided hikes for birders of many levels); *have demonstrated experience in developing and conducting wildlife and conservation programs (both indoor and outdoor) for school-children and preferably, the general public; *have the ability to interact positively and professionally people of all ages, and live and work in a very small town, as a representative of MRBO; *An academic background in wildlife or conservation biology is preferred, but a strong commitment to conservation, an engaging personality, concern for animal welfare, and general love for nature are even more important. Compensation: Salary will be $1400-1600/month dependent on experience, plus housing/all utilities and travel reimbursement, including lodging and mileage for personal vehicle use. Work schedule will be 4-6 days per week and sometimes involve early morning hours. To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to DANA RIPPER (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) and ETHAN DUKE (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>).
VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT Website: https://www.facebook.com/parababarbaazul/ Location: Beni, Bolivia. Duration: 2 months minimum. Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 10. Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2017. Job Description: The Blue-throated Macaw Conservation Project needs volunteer field assistants from January 2017 for an ongoing project with the Critically Endangered Blue-throated Macaw (Ara glaucogularis) in the low-land savanna of Moxos, Bolivia. The Blue-throated Macaw is endemic to this region of Bolivia and only about 150 are left in the wild. Volunteers field assistants will live at the Blue-throated Macaw Conservation Center, where there are captive Blue-throated macaws that are part of a breeding, training and reintroduction pilot study. Volunteers field assistants will help with the daily routines of the center as well as with research projects on other local parrot species. Duties of the center include introducing the captive macaws to a native diet, monitoring their feeding behavior, diet and training, collecting their native food and maintaining their enclosure and the center. Activities for the research projects can include checking cavities in the surrounding area for potential nests, mist netting, phenology studies and others. Additional activities can include support to the educational program, conducting wild Blue-throated macaw population and nest surveys (may involve tree-climbing), behavioral observations and collecting data about their biology. If active nests are found, duties may also include guarding them from nest predators, daily nest-checking, performing periodic health checks of nestlings and feeding nestlings if necessary. Qualifications: Applicants must be responsible, self-disciplined, hardworking, self-motivated, tolerant of tropical weather and biting insects (mosquitoes, sunfly, ticks, flies), willing to work in a group and able to tolerate rustic living conditions. A sense of humor is always appreciated. Applicants share one of the three cabins of the Conservation center, which is 25 km from the nearest city, Trinidad, and on the outskirts of a small village, Sachojere. Applicants with Spanish language skills are preferred but these not required. This is a great opportunity for someone with basic or intermediate Spanish skills to immerse in the language. A minimum stay of two (2) months is required, but longer stays are preferable. Volunteers field assistants must be a minimum of 18 years old. We provide the necessary equipment for the fieldwork activities. Applicants must arrange their own transportation to Trinidad - Beni Department, Bolivia. We charge a fee (USD 70 per week) to cover their cost of food, accommodation and internet use. Applicants from Latin-American will have preferences at the selection process and also special conditions with the fee, depending on the capacity of applicants. TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume with two references to (EM: clbtrainingprogram AT gmail.com). In the cover letter indicate why you are interest to participate with us and your available dates. Individuals interested in applying to this position are strongly advised to check the cost of flights from their native country to Bolivia prior to applying to the position. Feel free to email for further information. Close Date; Until Filled.
SAGE-GROUSE FIELD ASSISTANT at University of California, Davis. Website: http://biosci3.ucdavis.edu/Faculty/Profile/View/248 Location: Fremont County, Wyoming Duration: 2 months. Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2017. Job Description: VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS (3) needed approximately March 6 through May 5, 2017 for investigations of the behavior and ecology of Greater sage-grouse near Lander, Wyoming and the scenic Wind River Range. The projects are part of a larger effort in Prof. Gail Patricelli’s lab at UC Davis to understand the environmental and social factors shaping sage-grouse display behaviors- see the following websites for more information: (http://www.eve.ucdavis.edu/gpatricelli/) and (http://www.alankrakauer.org). Assistants will use video and audio recording technology to support a study of courtship dynamics and display plasticity on the lek. Duties include some or all of the following: maintaining camera and acoustic monitoring equipment, observation of basic courtship behavior and lek counts, capture of adult sage-grouse, data entry, and some computer and video analysis. Assistants must be flexible in their needs and comfortable living and working in close quarters in a remote field station, and able to work in adverse field conditions (mainly MUD, WIND, and COLD). Work will be daily and primarily early in the morning, with afternoon work required as well. Qualifications: Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, basic computer skills, and have participated in at least one field biology project in the past. Previous experience/certification with off-road driving and/or ATV’s is preferred but not required (individuals without ATV certification must be willing to learn and get certified in the field). Must be US citizens or have proof of United States employment eligibility. Compensation: Assistants will receive food and shared housing. To Apply: Please send a single PDF containing a cover letter, resume, and contact info for two (2) references to: Ryane Logsdon, Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of California Davis, One Shields Avenue, 2320 Storer Hall, Davis, CA 95616, or preferably by email to rlogsdon [at] ucdavis.edu. The positions will remain open until filled, and review of applications will begin immediately.
PCSU UNDERLINE MONITORING FIELD ASSISTANT: ID # 16638 at Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project. Website: http://www.rcuh.com Location: Kauai, Hawaii. Duration: Mid April-December. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 3 Jan 2017. Job Description: *Please apply online by going to www.rcuh.com<http://www.rcuh.com> with job ID 16638. *Submit Cover Lettter (specific to position), Resume, Salary History, Supervisory References,Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s) *To find out more about the Underline Monitoring Project please go www.http://kauaiseabirdproject.org/<http://www.http://kauaiseabirdproject.org/> About KESRP/Underline Monitoring Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project, located on Kauai. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. MINIMUM MONTHLY SALARY: $2,372/Mon. DUTIES: Monitors wildlife impacts as a result of human activities associated with electrical transmission, distribution infrastructure, and outdoor lighting. Works under the direction of the Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP) Avian Conservation Biologist and the Endangered Avian Research Project Coordinator. Duties include incidental take monitoring, biological monitoring, seabird population survey and monitoring, mapping species locations, data entry, and preliminary analyses of field data. Performs effective public outreach. Operates a motor vehicle, radar unit, and a variety of equipment for field studies. Must adhere to equipment use, pesticide use, and invasive species prevention protocols. Qualifications: PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: One to three (1-3) years of college level biological sciences coursework from an accredited college or university. EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years of (paid or volunteer) experience in biological fieldwork (Volunteer experience must be documented and verifiable). Demonstrated experience with one (1) or more of the following: searching for difficult to detect targets (i.e.: bird watching, hunting, tracking), seabird monitoring methods, auditory point counts, and/or operating ornithological radar. Demonstrated remote area experience. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Working knowledge of the principles of avian population ecology and conservation. Competent in techniques of avian population ecology and conservation, particularly colonial nesting seabirds. Hiking ability, including off-trail navigation. Ability to use Microsoft Office (Excel) and other software programs to undertake field reporting. Ability to read maps and aerial photographs and document work. Proficient in word processing and spreadsheet computer applications. Ability to use GPS equipment. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must be able to locate birds by their calls and identify species both visually and aurally. Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain throughout the duration of employment. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must possess Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain and maintain the certificate following the training provided within three (3) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment). Must be able to complete basic helicopter safety course within six (6) months from date of hire. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to hike at least four (4) miles on obscure trails with a thirty to forty (30-40) pound backpack unassisted, and live and work in isolated field camps under primitive conditions for extended periods of time. Must be able to concentrate for extended periods (e.g., four (4) hours) using ornithological radar, night-vision, binoculars, or scope under low-light conditions. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i's and/or business entity's policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.). SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Biological Sciences. Strong interest and background training in seabird ecology, particularly forest-nesting petrels. Strong interest and background in incidental take projects (i.e. power line strikes, wind farm monitoring, etc.). Experience working with Hawaiian birds. Experience with marine radar. Experience with use of Geographic Information System (GIS) software (ArcView) and databases (Access). Familiarity with computers and data entry. Familiarity with native Hawaiian flora and fauna, local conservation issues, and Kauai. INQUIRIES: Marc Travers 355-5300 (Kauai). Compensation: $2,372 APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to http://www.rcuh.com and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to (EM: rcuh_employment AT rcuh.com). If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (PH: 808-956-8344 or 808-956-0872). RCUH’s mission is to support the research and training programs of the University of Hawai‘i and to enhance research, development, and training generally in Hawai‘i. Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.
NATURAL RESOURCE TECHNICIAN - RING-NECKED PHEASANT RESEARCH STUDY at Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Website: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/index.html Location: Southwest, Minnesota. Duration: 3-12 months. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 4-6. Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2017. Job Description: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Farmland Wildlife Populations & Research Group (http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/wildlife/farmwild.html) is seeking 4-6 field technicians to assist the Upland Game Project Leader with an ongoing research project investigating Ring-necked Pheasant habitat use and demography. Research will be conducted from approximately February 22 through August 31, 2017 (with 1-2 positions with flexible later start dates in May) with the possibility of extension for one or more positions past August depending on funding. This research project is focused on aspects of reproduction and survival of Ring-necked Pheasants in southwestern Minnesota including nest site selection, nest success, brood habitat selection, and chick survival. Successful candidates will work closely with research staff including the NR Specialist Intermediate and Upland Game Project Leader, other field technicians, and other DNR staff in the field and office. Primary field duties include: trapping, banding, and radio-collaring adult hen pheasants prior to the breeding season; locating and tracking pheasant hens using radio telemetry equipment; performing nest visits, deploying video cameras and related equipment to monitor nest predator communities; capturing and radio-tagging pheasant chicks; locating pheasant chicks with radio telemetry equipment; and collecting vegetation data related to nest site selection and brood foraging locations. Primary office duties will consist of reviewing video footage and data entry. Assistance on additional research projects may be required as needed. Fieldwork will be conducted in various locations throughout southwestern Minnesota but the main research office is located in south-central Minnesota near Madelia. Shared field housing is provided near Dundee, MN and/or Madelia, MN. Successful candidates should be prepared to work irregular hours on a shifting schedule (including nights and weekends), with long days in variable field conditions (e.g., snow, wind, extreme cold, heat, humidity). Weekend shifts will be required during the breeding season. Candidates must be comfortable with and tolerant of frequent encounters with ticks, snakes, and biting insects. Candidates must also be comfortable using a surgical suture technique to affix radio-transmitters to chicks. Required safety training, including trailering, towing, and operating an ATV/UTV, will be provided. Qualifications: Ideal candidates will possess an exceptional work ethic, the ability to work both alone and as part of a team, and great attention to detail. Individuals with a B.S. degree in wildlife or a related field are encouraged to apply. Ideally, successful candidates will have an enthusiasm for field work and upland game bird ecology as well as the ability to communicate well and interact positively with a variety of stakeholders, including other agency personnel, private landowners, and members of the public. Excellent data entry skills are preferred. A valid driver’s license and the ability to lift 50 lbs. is required. Positions are temporary and grant funded. Compensation: $18.38/hour + shared field housing provided To Apply: Please send the following (in a single pdf) to LINDSEY MESSINGER (EM:Lindsey.Messinger AT state.mn.us). Applications will be reviewed as they are received. 1) Cover letter summarizing your experience, work ethic, and reasons for interest in the position. Please include the date you are available to start. 2) Resume or CV that outlines your academic achievements and employment history. 3) Contact information for at least 2 professional references.
AVIAN FIELD CREW LEADER at Ecostudies Institute. Website: http://www.ecoinst.org/ Location: Homestead, FL. Duration: 5 months. Job Type: Temporary. Application Deadline: 31 Dec 2016. Job Description: Ecostudies Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to understanding and conserving native populations of birds and other wildlife and their habitats. We are committed to finding practical solutions that help recover and maintain wildlife populations. We conduct sound science to collect the information needed to help manage species and develop conservation strategies, and we incorporate outreach to ensure that partners and citizens have the information necessary to be involved in conservation decisions. We are currently seeking a FIELD CREW LEADER to join our Florida team for the 2017 field season to assist with a long-term demographic study of the federally endangered Cape Sable seaside sparrow in Everglades National Park. This position is temporary: 13 March 2017 – 11 August 2017. We are looking for applicants who are detail-oriented, organized, able to work as part of a team, and who are enthusiastic about working in remote locations under sometimes harsh field conditions (e.g., heat, humidity, mosquitoes, venomous snakes). This is a supervisory position; the crew leader will supervise 3-4 field technicians, coordinate all logistics for fieldwork, be responsible for data management, and act as a liaison with agency partners. Duties will include, but are not limited to: 1) coordinating all logistics for fieldwork and communicating with agency partners, 2) supervising 3-4 field technicians conducting fieldwork at multiple study sites in Everglades National Park, 3) assisting with daily fieldwork, including: conducting point count and line transect surveys in remote areas, locating and monitoring nests in grassland habitat, deploying and maintaining nest cameras, mist netting and color banding sparrows, re-sighting previously color-banded birds, and territory mapping using GPS, 4) coordinating data entry by field technicians and maintain responsibility for QA/QC of data, and 5) participating in some outreach (e.g., coordinate development of blog or social media posts). Fieldwork will be conducted in early mornings (beginning pre-dawn) 5-6 days/week; afternoons will be spent coordinating project logistics, communicating with agency partners, managing data, and participating in outreach. Shared housing in Homestead, FL will be provided. Field crew will travel to and from remote field sites by car/foot or occasionally by helicopter. DOI helicopter certification will be provided. Applicants must provide their own transportation to South Florida and have their own vehicle for getting to and from field sites. Sites are ~10-30 miles from housing. Fuels costs for travel to study sites will be reimbursed. Qualifications: Previous avian research experience is required, with prior supervisory experience strongly preferred. The strongest candidates will have experience nest searching in grassland habitat, extensive experience banding passerines, and familiarity with distance sampling. Candidates should be proficient using MS Excel and Access; experience with ArcMap, Program Distance and R desired. Current DOI S-271 helicopter crewmember certification is a plus. Compensation: Commensurate with experience. To Apply: Send a letter of interest addressed to Dr. TOM VIRZI, resume, and three references (include names, emails, and phone numbers of references) to (EM: tvirzi AT ecoinst.org). Please include “CSSS Field Crew Leader” in the subject line of your email.
VOLUNTEER WATERFOWL FIELD ASSISTANT(S): Alaska at U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Location: Barrow, AK. Duration: Late May - July 2017. Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 6. Application Deadline: 11 Jan 2017. Job Description: Field assistants (6) needed for the summer of 2017 to assist with nesting biology studies of threatened Steller’s and spectacled eiders for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in Barrow, Alaska. The USFWS’s Endangered Species Program (based in Fairbanks, Alaska) has been monitoring Steller’s eider breeding biology in Barrow since 1991. Barrow is the northernmost city in Alaska and the U.S., with approximately 4,500 residents. Barrow has an active arctic research community, with a variety of ongoing projects on marine mammals, birds, and terrestrial mammals. Summer weather in Barrow is typically cold and windy, average highs range from 35 – 50 F, and average lows range from 25 – 35 F. A bunkhouse with running water, showers, telephone, and kitchen in Barrow are provided. Duties: Volunteers will primarily assist with two surveys: 1) Breeding pair surveys for Steller’s and spectacled eiders and avian predators (snowy owl, three species of jaegers, glaucous gull, and common raven) and 2) Nest searching and monitoring the fate of Steller’s and spectacled eider nests, and nests of other waterfowl and avian predators. Dates: ~May 29 th– July 15th with possible extension through the end of July Gear: Waders, binoculars, and other field gear are provided; you must provide your own field clothes. Qualifications: Applicants must be willing and capable of: working as part of a team, living in shared quarters in a remote village, working long hours, and walking up to 12 miles per day in hip waders on wet tundra, in cold, windy weather, or possibly in warm, buggy weather. Preferred qualifications include experience with firearms, identifying birds in the field including female waterfowl, navigating by maps and GPS, and all-terrain vehicle use. Compensation: Travel expenses from the continental U.S. to Barrow are covered. A $5/day stipend plus food and lodging are provided. To Apply: Email a letter of interest, resume, and name and contact information for three references to (EM: nathan_graff AT fws.gov). Please combine the letter, resume, and references into one document (either a Word or PDF file), and name the file with your last name_ first name (e.g., Smith_John.docx). Applications will be reviewed starting in January 2017 until the positions are filled.
AVIAN BIOLOGICAL INTERN at Denali National Park - Geoscientists-in-the-Parks Program. Website: http://www.geosociety.org/GSA/Education_Careers/Field_Experiences/gip/GSA/fieldexp/gip.aspx. Location: Denali Park, Alaska. Duration: 12 weeks. Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 1-2. Application Deadline: 2 Feb 2017. Job Description: Geologic Resources Division in partnership with The Geological Society of America (GSA) and Environmental Stewards, is announcing that internships are now open for individuals between the ages of 18 and 35 to apply for the NPS Geoscientists-in-the-Parks Program. The GIP positions are short-term, paid, internships. Duties of the Avian Biological Intern position at Denali include assisting with surveys to conduct long-term monitoring of birds as well as ongoing avian research projects. The intern will conduct very early morning (2am) acoustic surveys for songbirds on and off-road in Denali and will assist in capturing birds for a migration study. The intern will be responsible for conducting field work as well as managing data and producing an education or outreach tool related to one of the avian studies. Duration: 1 May - 21 July with some flexibility. Qualifications include a degree in biology, experience working or recreating outdoors, and a strong interest in avian ecology. Experience conducting research or monitoring on birds, using a GPS unit to navigate and collect data, and/or recording biological data in the field is a plus but not required. Must be able to hike long distances over uneven undeveloped terrain carrying a pack, travel safely in remote areas with wildlife including bears, tolerate a wide range of temperatures as well as biting insects, and have a valid driver's license. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent legal resident (“green-card-holder”) between the ages of 18 and 35 years old. Prior to starting this position a government security background clearance will be required. Compensation: $3,600 + up to $1,000 travel expenses + housing for 12 weeks. To Apply: Interested college students and recent graduates between the ages of 18 and 35 can apply for the internships at: https://rock.geosociety.org/eo/viewJob.asp?jobID=2022
GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP (M.S.) - NON-BREEDING ECOLOGY OF LOGGERHEAD SHRIKES at Arkansas State University. Website: http://boveslab.weebly.com/ Location: Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley/Jonesboro, AR. Duration: 3 years. Job Type: Student. Application Deadline: 16 Jan 2017. Job Description: One graduate (M.S.) student needed to study Loggerhead Shrike occupancy, survival, and condition in relation to agricultural practices in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley of Arkansas. This position would (ideally) start in February or March (as a non-student employee), but could be pushed back until the Fall semester for a highly qualified candidate. Qualifications: Competitive candidates will possess a passion for field work, a B.S. in biology, ecology, or closely related field; a GPA >3.2; and above average GRE scores. Strong candidates will also have: field experience, experience capturing/handling birds (ideally raptors or shrikes), telemetry experience with passerines, great organizational abilities and quantitative skills, excellent oral and written communications skills, and personnel management experience. Compensation: The student will eligible for a graduate assistantship for the first year (~$16,000) and a teaching assistantship (for the following two years) that provides a 9 month stipend (~$11,000). They will also receive a tuition/fees waiver for the first year, and afterwards the student would be eligible for an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Conservation Scholarship, which would cover most of the tuition and fees for the rest of the student’s time at Arkansas State University. Students may be required to use their personal vehicle and be reimbursed for mileage. To Apply: Send a single pdf including: 1) a letter highlighting your interest and experience, 2) your CV, 3) college transcripts (unofficial), 4) GRE Scores, and 5) names and contact information for 3 references to Dr. THAN BOVES (EM: tboves AT astate.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and will end when a qualified candidate is found (ideally before 1 February 2017).
CALIFORNIA CONDOR MONITORING TECHNICIANS at The Great Basin Institute. Website: http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/ Location: Ventura, CA. Duration: 6 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 22 Jan 2017. Job Description: The Great Basin Institute is working cooperatively with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Complex based in Ventura, CA to support the California Condor Recovery Program. Four (4) Monitoring Technicians will be selected to serve as AmeriCorps volunteers to assist in management of the free flying population of California Condors in southern California. These are 6-month commitments during which volunteer interns will receive a living allowance of $40 per day of work while working on and around one of two wildlife refuges central to condor activity in Southern CA. This volunteer opportunity focuses on management of the free flying population of California Condors in Southern California. Selected applicants will track this population throughout its range using radio telemetry and by ground-truthing GPS transmitter data. Volunteers will observe condor behavior at feeding sites, roosts and nests. Field work requires the ability to work independently and as a team; work and sometimes camp in remote areas during inclement weather or harsh environmental conditions; travel via ATV, 4WD vehicle, or by foot, in steep mountainous terrain; carry 50lb carcasses to feeding sites; keep detailed field notes; follow data collection protocols for the collection and entry of accurate and consistent data; and assist in routine office work Monitoring Technicians will track this population throughout its range using radio telemetry and by ground-truthing GPS transmitter data. *AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future education experiences, including payment of qualifying federal student loans. Loan forbearance and accrued interest payment on qualifying student loans is also available. Location: The Hopper Mountain NWR Complex manages four National Wildlife Refuges, and is headquartered in Ventura, California. It serves as the lead office for the California Condor Recovery Program (http://www.fws.gov/refuge/hopper_mountain/). Located in the southern Los Padres National Forest region, Hopper Mountain NWR is 70 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 70 miles east of Santa Barbara. Qualifications: *Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences (e.g., biology, ecology, wildlife management, or related field) or coursework and related experience; *Previous experience following protocols for field sampling and data collection and related experience in data entry, collection and management; *Understanding of issues related to threatened and endangered species, and familiarity with the ecology of the study region preferred; *Previous experience in using radio telemetry to locate free-ranging animals preferred; *Experience in the use of GPS units for navigation and collecting spatial data; *Possess strong organizational skills; *Tolerant of working in variable weather conditions, willing and able to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions, and able to hike 2-5+ miles daily on uneven terrain while carrying a pack sometimes exceeding 50 lbs.; *Willingness and ability to camp at primitive sites for several consecutive nights; *Ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals and follow safe working practices; *Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record; *Experience safely operating 4WD vehicles and ATVs; and *Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards), (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks, (4) Adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in the Member Service Agreement; and (5) Will not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement. Compensation: Timeline and Compensation: *Two -6-month appointments beginning February and April 2017, or upon availability *$40/day field per diem *Education Award*: $2,887.50 *USFWS housing provided during 10-day service period *Affordable Care Act compliant health benefits provided To Apply: Please follow the link to apply directly through our online portal: http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/careers.aspx?rf=OSNA&req=2016-ACI-039 We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.
POINT-COUNT TECHNICIAN at The Yurok Tribe. Website: http://www.yuroktribe.org/ Location: Weitchpec, CA Duration: 2 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017. Job Description: This position assists the Tribe’s Wildlife and Environment Program personnel in the field of wildlife biology, primarily conducting avian point counts associated with proposed habitat restoration and monitoring. This is essentially a field position, with associated data entry and other office tasks. The position requires early-morning work and may require some weekend work. Survey sites are scattered throughout the lower Klamath River watershed on tribal lands on and near the Yurok Indian Reservation. A secure campsite with a shared trailer close to the study area will be provided. A typical work day will involve an hour or so of travel time from the campsite to arrive at the day’s survey site at sunrise. Point counts will run for about four hours, after which the technician may be required to scout the next day’s site, analyze vegetation, do data entry, or perform other assigned tasks. Qualifications: 1. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. 2. Ability to work safely and comfortably alone in a remote backcountry setting. 3. Ability to operate a 4WD truck on rough terrain. 4. Ability to hike in steep terrain with dense vegetation including poison-oak. 5. Ability to navigate to survey points by truck or on foot. 6. Ability to identify all breeding bird species in the study area by sight and sound, including call notes. 7. Ability to keep accurate, detailed, legible field records and enter data using standard Microsoft Office software. 8. Ability to remain focused for long periods, often under uncomfortable conditions. 9. Ability to follow instructions and protocols and make sound, independent decisions. 10. Ability to engage with Tribe members and represent the Tribe in a professional manner. 11. Licensed, with the ability to drive legally and insurable with the Yurok Tribe’s auto insurance. 12. Familiarity with basic Microsoft Word and Excel functions. Compensation: $16-18/hour depending on experience. Free trailer/campground lodging. Limited benefits. To Apply: Complete job description and application instructions and materials can be found at http://www.yuroktribe.org/departments/personnel/announcements.htm (Technician III Avian Point Count). Questions about the hiring process and Yurok employment in general can be directed to OSCAR GENSAW (PH: 707-482-1350 x 1376). Questions about specifics of this position should be directed to KEN BURTON (PH: 707-482-1822 x 1029). Optional supplementary application materials (cover letter, CV) should be submitted to (EM: ogensaw AT yuroktribe.nsn.us and kburton AT yuroktribe.nsn.us).
WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST/SITE LEADERS (2-3) FOR SEABIRD PROJECT at HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation. Location: Central Coast California. Duration: Approximately late March or early April to August 2017. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2-3. Application Deadline: 13 Jan 2017. Job Description: Wage: Approximately $20.54 to $23.28 per hour depending on experience and responsibilities. Field site housing provided. This is a full-time, fully benefited position. Project Name: Common Murre Restoration Project Supervisor: Richard Golightly Ph.D. Background and duties: The Common Murre Restoration Project is seeking up to three (pending available funding) Site Leader positions to conduct monitoring of breeding seabirds including Common Murre, Brandt’s Cormorant, Pelagic Cormorant, Western Gull, Black Oystercatcher and Pigeon Guillemot along the central California coast. This project is conducted cooperatively by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex) and Humboldt State University. The purpose of the project is to aid in the recovery of murre colonies that were depleted as a result of oil spills, human disturbance and other anthropogenic factors. Primary duties will include conducting seabird population and productivity surveys, documenting human disturbances to seabirds, database entry, training and supervising up to two Wildlife Technicians, scheduling and managing daily field work, ensuring accurate data recording and entry, summarizing field data, report writing, and coordinating with project partners. Other duties may include counting seabirds from aerial photographs, conducting surveys of nesting seabirds from a boat, or other related tasks as assigned. Successful applicants must demonstrate specific evidence of leadership skills, ability to work independently and ability to make good decisions in the field. Preference may be given to applicants with prior field experience with seabird or other wildlife monitoring or census techniques. Additional evaluation may be based on the applicant’s knowledge and experience with computer use, databases, and report preparation. Site Leaders will be expected to assist with pre-season prepping of field equipment and supplies and post-season data analysis and preparation of an annual report. Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: 1) Bachelor’s degree in wildlife, biological sciences or related discipline with an emphasis in wildlife biology, restoration or behavior; 2) current driver’s license with a good driving record; 3) ability to sufficiently move and lift equipment up to 50 lbs; 4) ability to regularly hike up to 3 miles in steep/narrow/uneven terrain while carrying up to 50 lbs of gear; 5) ability to work at the tops of steep cliffs, and 6) specific and demonstrable leadership skills. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered this position within HSU SPF. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current HSU SPF employees who apply for this position. Compensation: Approximately $20.54 to $23.28 per hour depending on experience and responsibilities. To Apply: Applicants must submit: 1) a SIGNED cover letter which includes the exact job title listed above; 2) résumé; and 3) names and phone numbers of two professional references 4) and an Employee Information Form. For further information please contact CASSIE BEDNAR (PH: 510-792-0222 x225 or EM: Cassie.bednar AT humboldt.edu). NO EMAIL APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Closing Date: Applications must be post marked by January 13, 2017 to receive full consideration. Late applications may or may not be considered depending on position availability. Send completed application to: CASSIE BEDNAR ATTN: Site Leader c/o U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service San Francisco Bay NWRC 1 Marshlands Road Fremont, CA 94555 USA NO EMAIL APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. More information about HSU SPF’s Equal Employment Opportunity hiring can be found here (http://www2.humboldt.edu/hsuf/pdf%20forms/Employment%20Notices/HSU%20SPF%20Equal%20Opportunity%20Employment-Affirmative%20Action%20Policy.pdf). For assistance with the application process, please submit an Accommodation Request Form which can be found here (http://www2.humboldt.edu/forms/node/336) or call the SPF Interim Compliance Support Coordinator (PH: 707-826-5159).
WESTERN SNOWY PLOVER MONITOR at California State Parks. Website: http://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf Location: Morro Bay, CA. Duration: 8 months. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 6 Jan 2017. Job Description: The San Luis Obispo Coast District of California State Parks is seeking applicants for Western Snowy Plover monitors. The primary responsibilities include monitoring the breeding activities of the Western Snowy Plover (nest searches, data collection, GPSing nest sites, photo documentation of project work, tracking nest fates, collecting predator information, recording color band combinations, data entry using Microsoft Excel); fence, sign and nest exclosure installation; public outreach; report writing; and other duties as necessary. Training will be provided. The monitor will work 5 days per week, including weekends and holidays, for a total of 40 hours/week with minimal supervision. The positions will start mid February and continue through October 2017. Housing is not available. Qualifications: Must be in good physical condition – position requires walking up to six miles per day in soft sand. A valid driver's license and good driving record are required. The applicant must also possess the ability to collect data with strong attention to detail; a positive attitude in adverse environmental conditions such as wind and rain; patience and focus to quietly observe birds; ability to work independently and in a group. Preference will be given to applicants with experience or coursework in wildlife biology or closely related field work, identifying birds by sight and sound, nest searching, using a handheld GPS unit, using Microsoft Excel and ArcMap. Compensation: Starting pay is $10.28/hr. To Apply: Mail a California State application (STD 678 -- available online at http://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf), cover letter including how you heard about the position, and a list of references to: REGENA ORR, California State Parks, 11 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442
WILDLIFE TECHNICIANS (2) FOR SEABIRD PROJECT at HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation. Location: Central Coast, California. Duration: Approximately April to August 2017. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017. Job Description: Wage: Approximately $18.46 to $22.83 per hour depending on experience and responsibilities. Field site housing provided. This is a full-time, fully benefited position. Project Name: Common Murre Restoration Project Supervisor: Richard Golightly Ph.D. Background and duties: The Common Murre Restoration Project is seeking up to two (pending available funding) Wildlife Technician positions to conduct monitoring of breeding seabirds including Common Murre, Brandt’s Cormorant, Pelagic Cormorant, Western Gull, Black Oystercatcher and Pigeon Guillemot along the central California coast. This project is conducted cooperatively by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex) and Humboldt State University. The purpose of the project is to aid in the recovery of murre colonies that were depleted as a result of oil spills, human disturbance and other anthropogenic factors. Primary duties will include conducting seabird population and productivity surveys, documenting and reporting human disturbances to seabirds, and database entry. Other duties may include counting seabirds from aerial photographs, conducting surveys of nesting seabirds from a boat, or other related tasks as assigned. Preference may be given to applicants with prior field experience with seabird or other wildlife monitoring or census techniques. Additional evaluation may be based on the applicant’s knowledge and experience with computer use and databases. Duration: Approximately April to August 2017. Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: 1) Bachelor’s degree in wildlife, biological sciences or related discipline with an emphasis in wildlife biology, restoration or behavior; 2) current driver’s license with a good driving record; 3) ability to sufficiently move and lift equipment up to 50 lbs; 4) ability to regularly hike up to 3 miles in steep/narrow/uneven terrain while carrying up to 50 lbs of gear; and 5) ability to work at the tops of steep cliffs. Applicants must submit: 1) a SIGNED cover letter which includes the exact job title listed above; 2) résumé; and 3) names and phone numbers of two professional references 4) and an Employee Information Form. For further information please contact Cassie Bednar at (510) 792-0222 x225 or Cassie.bednar AT humboldt.edu. NO EMAIL APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Closing Date: Applications must be post marked by January 13, 2017 to receive full consideration. Late applications may or may not be considered depending on position availability. Send completed application to: Cassie Bednar ATTN: Wildlife Tech c/o U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service San Francisco Bay NWRC 1 Marshlands Road Fremont, CA 94555 USA NO EMAIL APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. More information about HSU SPF’s Equal Employment Opportunity hiring can be found here (http://www2.humboldt.edu/hsuf/pdf%20forms/Employment%20Notices/HSU%20SPF%20Equal%20Opportunity%20Employment-Affirmative%20Action%20Policy.pdf). For assistance with the application process, please submit an Accommodation Request Form which can be found here (http://www2.humboldt.edu/forms/node/336) or call the SPF Interim Compliance Support Coordinator at (707) 826-5159. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered this position within HSU SPF. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current HSU SPF employees who apply for this position. Compensation: Approximately $18.46 to $22.83 per hour depending on experience and responsibilities. Field site housing provided. This is a full-time, fully benefited position. To Apply: Applicants must submit: 1) a SIGNED cover letter which includes the exact job title listed above; 2) résumé; and 3) names and phone numbers of two professional references 4) and an Employee Information Form. For further information please contact CASSIE BEDNAR (PH: 510-792-0222 x225 or EM: Cassie.bednar AT humboldt.edu). NO EMAIL APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Send completed application to: CASSIE BEDNAR ATTN: Wildlife Tech c/o U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service San Francisco Bay NWRC 1 Marshlands Road Fremont, CA 94555 USA
RESEARCH TECHNICIAN at Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation. Location: Sacramento, CA. Duration: Mid-February through June 2017. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 9. Application Deadline: 6 Jan 2017. Job Description: Project Name: Species Stressor Monitoring (S3137) Supervisor: Barbara Clucas Job Summary: Nine (9) Research Technicians will be hired through a contract with Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation to support the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) “Terrestrial Species Stressor Monitoring” project. The goal of this project is to monitor terrestrial wildlife populations (including birds, mammals, reptiles, & amphibians) and their vulnerability to drought and other stressors. Under the general direction of CDFW Project Managers, technicians will work as part of a resource assessment team responsible for implementing field surveys at selected sites throughout the Great Valley and Mojave Desert Ecoregions of California. Training will take place in Sacramento, CA during late February/early March 2017. Field work will occur from March through June 2017, and may require working over 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday, and will require extensive travel. Teams will be assigned to either the Great Valley or Mojave Desert for the duration of the field season. Duties: Typical duties include, but are not limited to, the following: • Test, calibrate, and maintain field sampling equipment, including infrared camera traps and digital acoustic recorders • Assess potential sampling sites for suitability and access • Safely perform strenuous field work, including driving and hiking long distances over rugged terrain in extreme weather conditions, carrying heavy equipment (up to 50 lbs), and operating hand tools • Set up, check, and take down camera stations and acoustic recorders, including following detailed protocols and troubleshooting sensitive electronic equipment in remote locations • Collect biological data using standardized inventory methods, including vegetation surveys, amphibian and reptile visual encounter surveys, and bird point count surveys • Legibly and accurately enter data on paper forms • Download electronic data, enter survey data into databases, and perform quality control checks of all data collected • Prepare monthly reports such as time sheets, travel expense claims, and mileage logs • Communicate regularly with CDFW Project Managers and field personnel regarding project logistics, completion status, equipment needs, personnel issues, and safety concerns • Communicate effectively and professionally with landowners, agency representatives, and the general public • Travel to study sites for up to a week at a time throughout the field season (March-June), including camping in remote locations • Other related duties as assigned Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or a closely-related field of study from an accredited four-year college or university; OR • One to two years of experience and/or training in biological surveying, field sampling, studying/evaluating wildlife populations and habitats, or other related fields • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • Proven ability to accurately collect, record, and report data, and adhere to data collection and safety protocols in a field setting • Physical capability and endurance to safely and efficiently conduct field work in remote settings under inclement weather conditions, including the ability to hike off-trail across steep and rough terrain, while carrying heavy equipment • Strong organizational skills and proficiency using common computer software programs (e.g., spreadsheets, word processing, databases, electronic mail) • Experience conducting camera trap surveys and interpreting camera trap data • Experience conducting bioacoustic monitoring • Experience performing vegetation surveys and/or plant identification. Familiarity with California Central Valley and/or Mojave Desert plant species is preferred. • Experience conducting avian point count surveys and/or identifying bird species by vocalizations. Familiarity with California Central Valley and/or Mojave Desert bird species is preferred. • Experience identifying reptile and amphibian species and/or conducting visual encounter surveys for these taxa. Familiarity with California Central Valley and/or Mojave Desert species is preferred. • Experience identifying terrestrial mammal and bat species and/or conducting surveys for these species. Familiarity with California Central Valley and/or Mojave Desert species is preferred. • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Ability to maintain professional working relationships with supervisors and peers • Ability and willingness to travel for up to a week at a time throughout the field season (March-June), camping in remote areas • Proficiency navigating with maps and handheld GPS • Experience driving 4x4 vehicles in rugged terrain Compensation: $15/hour, Non-Exempt. This is a temporary, full-time, benefited position. Anticipated start date is February 13, 2016. To Apply: To apply, submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three (3) references, along with the HSU SPF Employee Information Form for Applicants (available at https://www2.humboldt.edu/forms/node/1084), to (EM: misty.nelson AT wildlife.ca.gov). Please include your last name and the job title in the subject line. If you have any questions regarding this position, please call or email MISTY NELSON (PH: 916-445-3635 or EM: misty.nelson AT wildlife.ca.gov). Application review begins December 27, 2016. Position(s) will remain open until filled. Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. More information about HSU SPF’s Equal Employment Opportunity hiring can be found at http://www2.humboldt.edu/hsuf/pdf%20forms/Employment%20Notices/HSU%20SPF%20Equal%20Opportunity%20Employment-Affirmative%20Action%20Policy.pdf. For assistance with the application process, please submit an Accommodation Request Form which can be found at http://www2.humboldt.edu/forms/node/336 or call the SPF Interim Compliance Support Coordinator at (PH: 707-826-5159).
SOUTHWESTERN WILLOW FLYCATCHER FIELD TECHNICIANS at SWCA Environmental Consultants Website: https://careers-swca.icims.com/jobs/9851/southwestern-willow-flycatcher-field-technicians/job Location: Flagstaff, AZ. Number of Openings: 9. Job Type: Temporary. Job Description: About the opportunity SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking Field Technicians to support the Flagstaff, Arizona office’s Southwestern Willow Flycatcher studies in southern Nevada and along the lower Colorado River between Lake Mead and Yuma, Arizona. These are temporary, hourly positions. Start date for all positions is early May 2017 and is non-negotiable; end dates range from late July to mid-August 2017. What you will accomplish The following technicians are needed for this study: Nest Monitors: Primary field duties will include conducting standardized early morning broadcast surveys, nest searching, nest monitoring, and re-sighting color-banded flycatchers. Additional duties may include deploying data loggers. Daily computer data entry required. Banders: Field duties will involve using targeted mist net techniques to capture, color-band, and collect blood samples from southwestern willow flycatchers. Additional field duties include all tasks listed for Nest Monitors. Site Coordinators: Duties will include all tasks of Nest Monitors in addition to coordinating field logistics at multiple sites, proofing data, data backup and other administrative tasks, and promoting compliance with SWCA’s safety program. Qualifications: Job Requirements: *A minimum of one (1) field season of avian research *Banders: extensive prior experience mist netting and banding passerine birds (250+ individuals) *Ability to work closely with other biologists, have full hearing and color vision *Ability to stoop/crawl through dense vegetation and tolerance of hot temperatures, high humidity, and biting insects *Current First Aid/CPR certification *Current eligibility to work in the U.S *A valid driver’s license Preferred Skills and Experience: *Experience with willow flycatchers, nest monitoring of open-cup passerines, and identification of southwestern U.S. riparian birds *Banders: independent extraction and processing of 500+ passerines; experience banding endangered species and target netting *Experience using ATVs and towing a trailer
GRADUATE POSITION - NORTHERN GOSHAWK POPULATION ECOLOGY at Utah State University. Website: http://www.usu.edu Location: Logan and Vernal, Utah, USA. Duration: 5 years in pursuit of PhD. Job Type: Student. Application Deadline: 16 Jan 2017. Job Description: The Williams and Sullivan labs in the Department of Biology in the College of Science at Utah State University, in collaboration with the Ashley National Forest, are seeking a graduate student (Ph.D.) interested in documenting population dynamics of Northern Goshawk on the forest, pending funding. The applicant will apply population ecology, molecular or isotopic analyses, animal behavior, and wildlife management skills to document population dynamics and factors influencing these dynamics. The applicant is expected to: take leadership of projects and supervise a crew of two technicians; monitor nest occupancy and fledgling success visually and with callback technique, genetically determine and track individuals, determine outside recruitment and effective population size, and perform a molecular diet analysis; make field observations according to protocol (including habitat analysis), collect and enter data, perform statistical analyses, and publish in peer-reviewed journals. Field work for this position is extensive and applicants must possess the physical fitness to hike several miles a day with a 30 lb. backpack in remote mountainous country and have the willingness and ability to learn off-trail navigation with a map, compass, and GPS unit. Applicants must be capable of working independently and with others. During the field season the incumbent spends considerable time outdoors where he/she will encounter variable weather conditions and exposure to insects. Applicants must also be willing to work long (and sometimes inconsistent) hours in the field, have a strong work ethic and enthusiasm, be able to tolerate harsh field conditions, and have the ability to collect precise and accurate data. Applicants must hold a valid state driver’s license and the ability to safely operate a 4WD vehicle. Applicants may be required to perform surveys for additional species of concern as part of their field duties. Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: •Experience identifying raptors •Demonstrated experience working in the field •Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills •Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills •Demonstrated excellent quantitative skills •Ability to follow safety regulations •Ability to meet admission requirements of the Department of Biology, Utah State University, including the minimum GRE Scores and the requirements for a BS or equivalent completed by May 2017 Preferred Qualifications: •Professional raptor identification and survey experience •Experience working with Northern Goshawks •Data entry and analysis experience •Experience with habitat and potential prey identification •Experience with GIS Compensation: A Research Assistant stipend for four field seasons and two semesters will be complimented by a Teaching Assistantship. Research support for molecular work is also budgeted. Utah State University offers a variety of other competitive funding sources in support of research and travel to professional conferences. To Apply: Expected start date is May 2017. Applications will be reviewed and considered as soon as they are submitted. The position may be filled before the due date. If you are interested in this position please contact Dr. BECKY WILLIAMS (EM: becky.williams AT usu.edu). Please include in your email your research background and interests; a CV; unofficial transcripts; GRE scores; and the names, titles, contact information, and relationship to the applicant for two professional references.
NATURAL RESOURCES TECH II at Clemson University. Website: http://www.Click2Apply.net/krbng38pdx Location: Mobile, AL. Duration: April 2017-August 2017. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2017. Job Description: JOB SUMMARY: This position is as a Wildlife Technician assisting a graduate student on a project examining the reproductive ecology, nest success, and diet of Brown Pelicans in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Fieldwork will take place at an active Brown Pelican colony in Mobile Bay, Alabama. Assessing the factors that influence nest success will allow for managers to make better decisions to increase populations. JOB DUTIES: 45% - Essential - Observe birds: Uses bands in order to identify individuals and record their behaviors, such as resting, nesting, moving, fighting, eating, etc. 25% - Essential - Field equipment: Uses and maintains temperatures loggers, cameras, and weather instruments in the field in order to assess environmental factors. 15% - Essential - Bands pelican chicks: Puts metal and color bands on the legs of chicks in order to identify individuals. 15% - Essential - Collects diet samples: Gets regurgitated materials from chicks and assessing species composition and biomass from the samples CLOSING STATEMENT: Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women. Qualifications: MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A high school diploma and related experience in environmental quality control programs or wildlife/fisheries management programs. An associate degree in a related technical area may be substituted for the required work experience. PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree - In natural resources, wildlife biology, environmental science, or a related field. Compensation: WORK SCHEDULE: Standard Hrs: 40; Band: 03 ($10.62 - $14.57). To Apply: Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/krbng38pdx Questions: (EM: rstreke AT g.clemson.edu or strekerr AT gmail.com).
BREEDING BIRD SURVEY TECHNICIANS at USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Website: http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/ Location: Glasgow and Malta, MT. Duration: May 08, 2017 to July 22, 2017. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 6. Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017. Job Description: Breeding Bird Survey technicians are needed approximately May 08 – Jul 22, 2017 for a study of grassland use and abundance of breeding birds in north central Montana. Study sites will be located in Glasgow and Malta, Montana. Pay is $15-$17 per hour depending on experience. Housing will be provided. No pets or firearms are allowed in government housing. Primary duties will include visual and auditory surveys of a variety of grassland species. Field data will be error checked and then entered into a computer database using MS Excel or MS Access. Applicants must have an interest in avian biology and grassland ecology, and strong bird visual and auditory ID skills. Willingness to work irregular hours are desirable, as are skills with operation of large 4-wheel-drive pickup trucks, GPS units; familiarity with GIS, aerial photographs, topographic maps and maintaining computer databases. They must also be willing to begin field work during early morning hours and work in conditions that may occasionally be quite cool or warm and may encounter biting insects. Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants with strong visual and auditory bird ID skills. Keen interest in grassland ecology and willingness to work irregular hours are desirable, as are skills with operation of 4-wheel-drive pickup trucks, GPS units; familiarity with GIS, aerial photographs, topographic maps and maintaining computer databases (MS Excel, MS Access). Selectee must provide a valid driver's license and safe driving record. Work will be conducted under harsh field conditions, with significant travel potentially being necessary. Technician must be able to negotiate difficult terrain on foot, including walking through tall grassland vegetation while carrying field gear. Extended hours and work during early mornings will be necessary. Surveys will be conducted during early morning hours. Some office work will be required to maintain field records and conduct data entry. Most work will be conducted independently. Successful applicants will be hired through USGS Student Service Contracts. To qualify for student service contracts, applicants must be currently enrolled at a college or university, or recently graduated (<1year). Compensation: $15-$17 hr. Housing included To Apply: Please send a resume, transcripts, diploma (graduate) and contact information for 3 references to: THOMAS BUHL (EM: tbuhl AT usgs.gov). Resume should highlight the specific qualifications mentioned in the posting (e.g. experience with bird surveys and ID). Late applications may or may not be considered depending on position availability.
SEASONAL AVIAN ECOLOGIST at University of Georgia. Website: http://www.coweeta.uga.edu Location: Otto, NC Duration: 3 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2017. Job Description: SEASONAL AVIAN ECOLOGIST (2) needed for a long-term study of Black-throated Blue Warblers at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in the Southern Appalachians of North Carolina. Research focuses on the effects of climatic variation on avian demography along an elevation gradient. Duties include: nest searching/monitoring, banding, insect and vegetation sampling, and data entry. Position requires good color vision, the ability to hike and work alone in rugged terrain and variable weather conditions, and an interest in avian ecology. Position also necessitates attention to detail, self-motivation, and a positive attitude for long days in the field with biting insects. Field work begins mid to late April and lasts until mid July. Qualifications: Applicants should have prior experience in finding and monitoring songbird nests. Experience banding small songbirds is also a plus. Compensation: A stipend of $1200-$1600 per month, commensurate with experience, will be provided in addition to housing. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and a list of three references to RYAN CHITWOOD (EM: 11rchit AT uga.edu). Applications will be considered as they are received.
EDUCATION MANAGER at Audubon Center for Birds of Prey. Website: https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3035/education-manager/job Location: Maitland, FL. Duration: Open. Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 31 Dec 2016. Job Description: Audubon Center for Birds of Prey is an urban environmental center located in Maitland, Florida. The Center is focused on the conservation of Florida’s environment through the protection of Florida’s raptors and habitat, outreach and education initiatives and citizen science. Reporting to the Center Director, the Education Manager creates and supervises day-to-day operations associated with a range of education and public outreach programs including Audubon’s Eagle eyes programs, tours, special events and a newly launched water conservation program (Water For Florida’s Future). Responsibilities include: curriculum design; scheduling, program delivery, and evaluation; support for grant proposals and reports, and supervision of education/outreach volunteers. The Education Manager works with Center staff to develop education, outreach and engagement activities that integrate and support Audubon Florida’s conservation goals and National Audubon Society's strategic plan. S/he develops relationships with local and regional teachers, schools, funders and other organizations and individuals to help broaden the Center’s base of support and involvement with Audubon. Essential Functions: •Plans, schedules and delivers Audubon’s education programs including Eagle Eyes programs, tours, summer camp, off-site presentations, special events and a newly created Water for Florida’s Future program. •Develops age-appropriate curriculum and implements programs that reflect Audubon’s strategic goals and local conservation issues. •Recruits, trains, supervises and mentors education docents, volunteers and Water Conservation messengers. •Evaluates program effectiveness using best practices of the environmental education profession. Oversees quality of visitor experience and collaborates with Center staff to develop messaging and exhibit content in order to improve guest experience. •Collaborates with Center Director and other education team members to prepare strategic marketing materials and media communications. Responsible for managing the Center’s social media sites and communications, including the Center’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages. •Develops working relationship with glove trained birds of prey to use in educational programs. •Collaborates with Center Program Manager to raise funds needed to support education/outreach programs. Assists with grant writing and project budgets for specific education grant requests and/or fundraising events. •As needed, prepares Center materials including program summaries, newsletters, brochures, proposals, reports and other documents. •Helps build the Audubon community by involving diverse communities and constituents. Qualifications: •Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Sciences, Environmental Education, or related field. Familiarity with local/state education standards, as well as working knowledge of education and conservation issues, also required. Master’s Degree in a related field preferred. •Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the demonstrated ability to prepare and deliver presentations to diverse audiences and age groups. •3-5 years' professional experience developing education curriculum, engaging in public speaking and coordinating presenting programs in formal or non-formal setting required. Direct teaching experience is strongly preferred. •Must have strong writing and organizational skills, and be able to multi-task and juggle changing priorities. •Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, to include Word, Excel and Publisher. Experience with social media platforms strongly desired. •Experience with web design using Drupal desired. •Must be self-motivated, possess sound judgment and decision making skills, while following directions and bringing new ideas to the table. •Ability to work with a team, as well as independently, with a can-do and positive attitude. Other characteristics include: friendly, respectful, collaborative, a good listener and communicator, honesty and enthusiasm. •Raptor handling experience is preferred but not required. •Must have flexible schedule with the ability to work evenings and weekends and travel as necessary. •A passion for conservation, education, and the mission of the National Audubon Society. •Must have a valid driver's license. Compensation: Based on experience. To Apply: Apply online at https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3035/education-manager/job
GRASSLAND SONGBIRD SURVEY TECHNICIAN at Montana State University. Location: Malta, MT. Duration: 3 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 5. Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017. Job Description: Grassland Songbird Survey Technicians needed for a study assessing habitat quality for grassland songbirds in Northern Montana mixed grass prairie near Malta, MT. The project will run from May 10th into late July. The purpose of this study will be to collect data quantifying habitat quality for four species of grassland songbird: Baird’s Sparrow, Sprague’s Pipit, Chestnut-collared Longspur, and McCown’s Longspur. Field work will consist of point counts, nest searching and monitoring by rope dragging, and vegetation surveys. Qualifications: Applicants should have experience identifying western songbirds by sight and sound, preference will be given to candidates who have previous nest searching experience, especially those with previous experience with grassland birds. Technicians will be working in pairs with limited supervision, so must be comfortable both working in groups and independently. Applicants must be in good physical condition, able to work long hours, walk long distances while carrying field equipment, in extremely variable climates with biting insects. Applicants should be comfortable using and navigating by handheld GPS unit. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Compensation: Pay will be $1800/month. Housing for the duration of the field season will be provided, as will work vehicles for transport between the field house and field sites. Transportation to and from Northern Montana at the beginning and end of the field season will not be provided. To Apply: Please email one document that includes both a cover letter and a resume or CV to john.pulliam AT montana.edu. Use “Grassland Songbird Technician Application” in the subject line of the email. The cover letter should explain why you are interested in the project and why your background and skills make you a good fit for the position. The resume/CV should have the names and contact info for at least three references. Please include your first and last name in the document title. The application deadline is January 31st, 2017, but applications will be reviewed as they are received so those interested are encouraged to apply early.
SEASONAL FIELD TECHNICIAN FOR SEABIRD ECOLOGY/RESTORATION PROJECT AT EAST SAND ISLAND at Oregon State University. Website: http://www.birdresearchnw.org. Location: Astoria, Oregon. Duration: March 06 to July 31, 2017. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 8 Jan 2017. Job Description: The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University has openings for 3 Field Technicians with a Seabird Ecology/Restoration Project that has been studying the diet and behavioral ecology of Caspian terns, Double-crested cormorants, and several gull species in coastal and southeast Oregon, the upper Columbia River basin, and northern California for over 19 years. Current studies include on-colony behavioral and productivity observations, ground and aerial surveys to determine nesting and foraging distribution, leg banding/band re-sighting, satellite telemetry to document inter-colony movement and foraging patterns, and non-lethal techniques for management of piscivorous waterbirds. The project is a collaboration with researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey - Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Real Time Research, a private consulting firm. Positions provide excellent field research experience, and technicians can expect to learn a great deal about seabird biology. Further information about the project can be viewed at www.birdresearchnw.org<http://www.birdresearchnw.org>. LOCATION: Seasonal Field Technician positions to be based out of Astoria, Oregon. DATES: Full-time seasonal positions with anticipated starting date of March 6, 2017. Anticipated ending date is July 31, 2017. Position may be extended past the anticipated end date. DUTIES: Field technicians will assist with the implementation and monitoring of the US Army Corps of Engineers Avian Predation Management using passive and active dissuasion to restrict Caspian tern nesting on East Sand Island, near Astoria, Oregon in order to reduce avian predation on ESA listed salmonids in the Columbia River system. Additional duties require operating motorboats and collecting field data for on-going Caspian tern studies at the site. Positions require long hours of data collection, often in suboptimal conditions (wet, cold, windy, or hot), with infrequent and irregular time off. The work is physically strenuous and involves crawling on knees, bending over or stooping, and sitting for extended periods of time using binoculars and spotting scopes. All duties must be performed with a high degree of quality, uniformity, and timeliness. Each employee must work as a team member and may be required to live and work in close quarters and in isolated settings for extended periods of time. Some camping on East Sand Island will be required. Field Technicians may be asked to participate in aerial surveys of nesting seabirds. In addition to the duties listed above, all employees will assist with field site preparation and maintenance, including installation and maintenance of the field camp infrastructure, observation blinds, and passive nest dissuasion materials. Duties can be physically demanding at times. Selected candidates may also provide support to ongoing graduate student projects. Qualifications: REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must possess and maintain a current, valid Driver’s License. Seasonal technicians will be employed through a temporary hiring agency and will be required to pass a background check. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a strong interest in avian ecology and feel comfortable working on small boats. Current Department of Interior motor boat operator certification (MOCC) and good swimming skills a plus. Preference will be given for experience conducting wildlife management, knowledge of boat operation, seabird behavior, and possession of a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Science or a related field. Compensation: SALARY: $2200.00 per month, shared housing and grocery stipend are provided. To Apply: APPLICATIONS: A complete application must consist of an attached SINGLE DOCUMENT (Word or PDF) containing; 1) a one-page cover letter addressing candidate qualifications as they relate to the specific requirements, qualifications, and duties described above, 2) a professional resume, and 3) telephone numbers AND email addresses of three references familiar with the applicant's professional qualifications. Application DOCUMENTS MUST BE NAMED WITH THE FOLLOWING FORMAT; Lastname_Firstname_2017_ESI_Field Tech. MS word files preferred. For full consideration apply by January 8, 2017. SUBMIT TO: PETER LOSCHL and TIM LAWES (EM: avian.jobs AT oregonstate.edu) with subject line: seabird 2017 ESI field tech Email submissions preferred or send hard copies to: Peter Loschl and Tim Lawes Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Oregon State University 104 Nash Hall Corvallis, OR, 97331-3803 If you have specific questions regarding this position, please contact PETER LOSCHL (EM: pete.loschl AT oregonstate.edu) or TIM LAWES (EM: timothy.lawes AT oregonstate.edu). OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN AA/EOE.
FIELD TECHNICIAN - WETLAND BIRDS at Iowa State University. Location: North-central Iowa. Duration: 4 months (March 13 - July 20, 2017). Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2017. Job Description: One (1) seasonal biological technician is needed to help with a study looking at avian richness and abundance in restored Iowa wetlands from March 13 to (approximately) July 20, 2017. These wetlands are being created and monitored through the Shallow Lakes Monitoring Program initiated by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Applicants will work as part of a graduate research project surveying spring migrating and breeding birds and wetland vegetation. Specific job duties include (but are not limited to) bird surveys using visual and auditory cues, conducting wetland vegetation surveys, and data entry. Field work will be conducted throughout north and north-central Iowa, so applicants must be willing and able to drive long distances in a university vehicle, wade through chest high water, and be responsible for field equipment. Applicants must also have the physical ability to work long hours outdoors, walk long distances, and carry field equipment in rough terrain. Qualifications: Applicants must have graduated from college (or be on break between semesters) with a bachelor’s degree in (or pursuing a degree in) wildlife ecology, biology, or another closely related natural resource field. Applicants should also have experience conducting bird surveys, and preference will be given to those with experience in wetland bird surveys. Applicants will be expected to identify both migrating and resident birds (waterfowl, shorebirds, etc.) throughout Iowa. We will provide training on the identification of wetland plants, but experience with this is a plus. Qualified applicants must be able to work independently or as part of a team and in variable weather conditions, record data legibly and accurately, and be at least 18 years old. Applicants must also have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass ISU’s Motor Vehicle Record Check. Compensation: Hourly pay is $11 for 40 hours/week. There is no overtime pay, but some weeks may require 50-60 hours of work. Housing and a university vehicle will be provided. There is a possibility for more work after July 20, but no later than July 31. To Apply: Please email a single document to RACHEL VANAUSDALL (EM: rvanausd AT iastate.edu). That file must include a cover letter, current CV/resume, and the names and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin immediately. This position will be open until 5 p.m. on January 15, 2017 or until a suitable applicant is found.