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FW: Birdjobs -- December 28, 2016

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Subject: Birdjobs -- December 28, 2016

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIANS (WILDLIFE)  at US Forest Service.  Location: Idaho, Oregon.  Duration: April/May-August 2017.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 18. Application Deadline: 19 Feb 2017.  Job Description: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIANS (WILDLIFE) needed from April/May-August 2017 to be part of US Forest Service research on White-headed, Black-backed, and Lewis’s Woodpeckers. Up to 18 GS-05/01 technician positions and four GS-06/01 crew leader positions are available for four projects in west-central Idaho on the Payette National Forest, central Oregon (two projects) on the Malheur National Forest, and southern Oregon on the Fremont-Winema National Forest. Technicians and crew leaders will be assigned to one project only. Major field duties may include all or part of the following: conducting point-count/playback-response surveys, performing nest searches, monitoring woodpecker nest survival, and measuring habitat features. Additional project-specific duties of crew leaders will be explained during interviews. The field work is physically demanding and involves extensive daily hiking in burned or unburned mountainous terrain, often during inclement weather, and exposure to biting insects. First-aid, CPR, and field-safety trainings are provided. Forest Service housing may be available. These positions offer entry-level biologists the opportunity to gain valuable research experience and develop leadership skills. Highly self-motivated individuals will find the job very rewarding and enjoy exploring the ecology of White-headed, Black-backed, and Lewis’s Woodpeckers, and cavity nesting species in general  Qualifications: Applicants must be pursuing or have acquired a college degree in wildlife biology, zoology, ecology, or related field, and will depend on the position. Applicants must have a demonstrated ability: to identify and measure flora using standardized protocols; to identify cavity-nesting birds, and especially White-headed Woodpeckers, Black-backed Woodpeckers, and Lewis’s Woodpeckers by sight and sound; and to locate and monitor nests. Crew leaders require additional advanced qualifications to be discussed during interviews. Applicants are also required to hold a valid state-driver's license, be in excellent physical condition, have the ability to safely work independently and in small groups, and live in shared Forest Service housing (where applicable).  To Apply: Interested parties should first send email with attached cover letter and resume, including three references, to JON DUDLEY (EM: jdudley AT fs.fed.us). Please specify a preference for project location and position, if applicable. Instructions to formally apply will follow. The deadline to send resume materials is 19 February 2017. For further information or to learn more about our research, please contact JON DUDLEY (PH: 208-373-4378; EM: jdudley AT fs.fed.us) or VICKI SAAB (EM: vsaab AT fs.fed.us), or visit us on the web at http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/wildlife-terrestrial/. Positions are open to United States citizens only. The USDA Forest Service is an equal employment opportunity employer.

AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS at Intermountain Bird Observatory.  <http://ibo.boisestate.edu><http://ibo.boisestate.edu>  Location: Central Idaho - Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forest.  Duration: 3.5 months, 3 additional weeks possible.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1 remaining.  Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017.  Description: AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS (3) needed for study of multiple avian species in central Idaho. Four sequential and overlapping studies are to be implemented within the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest including surveys for Mountain Quail, White-headed Woodpeckers, Pileated Woodpeckers, and Northern Goshawks. The project begins April 3, 2017 and continues through July 7, 2017. The project may extend up to an additional 3 weeks. Duties will consist of early-season training, standardized surveys, and data entry. Per diem provided and back-country camping is required. Field assistants will work/travel across diverse habitats with a wide variety of western forest bird species. Opportunities for participating in multiple other Intermountain Bird Observatory studies may exist. Applicants must be comfortable working and camping, alone, in remote areas that can include predators (black bears, wolves, mountain lions). At least half of the season will include camping alone, almost all of the season will include working alone.  Qualifications of applicants should include: 1) ability to identify all western woodpecker species by sight and sound (drum and call notes), distinguish multiple quail species, and raptors, 2) experience with standardized bird surveys, 3) careful and accurate data entry, 4) dedication, and 5) willingness to spend many days at a time in the forest alone.  Compensation: $12/hour (40 hour week) + per diem.  To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and at least two references (with phone # AND e-mail address) to (EM: RobertMiller7 AT boisestate.edu). Positions will be filled as suitable applicants are found.

WOODPECKER FIELD ASSISTANT (IDAHO) at Intermountain Bird Observatory.  <http://ibo.boisestate.edu><http://ibo.boisestate.edu>  Location: Eastern Idaho - Caribou-Targhee National Forest.  Duration: 2.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2.  Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017.  Description: Woodpecker Field Assistants (2) needed for study of breeding woodpeckers (8 species) in eastern Idaho (Caribou-Targhee National Forest; May 1 – July 10, 2017). Duties will consist of early-season training, standardized surveys, and data entry. Housing and/or per diem provided and back-country camping is required. Field assistants will work/travel across diverse habitats with a wide variety of western forest bird species. Opportunities for participating in other Intermountain Bird Observatory studies may exist.  Qualifications of applicants should include: 1) ability to identify all western woodpecker species by sight and sound (drum and call notes), 2) experience with standardized bird surveys, 3) careful and accurate data entry, and 4) dedication.  Compensation: $12/hour (40 hour week) + housing or per diem.  To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and at least two references (with phone # AND e-mail address) to (EM: RobertMiller7 AT boisestate.edu) . Positions will be filled as suitable applicants are found.

FIELD TECHNICIAN at National Ecological Observatory Network.  <http://www.neonscience.org><http://www.neonscience.org>  Location: United States.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: 100.  Application Deadline: 01 Apr 2017.  JOB DESCRIPTION: This position reports to the Manager Field Operations of the assigned domain. Temporary Field Technicians assist with field observation; sample collection and handling; sample processing and sample shipment of a variety of taxa. The Temporary Field Technician will perform a variety of scientific and technical tasks. The Temporary Field Technician is a biological sampling technician performing seasonal and periodic sampling activities. Temporary field sampling is conducted with direction from and assistance of Field Technician I, II and III. The Temporary Field Technician will also perform field and laboratory activities. The Lead Temporary Field Technician may provide guidance to temporary field technician crews. Daily and weekly work schedules will fluctuate. Work days may be up to twelve hours long. Work days may be split with morning and evening work. At times, work may begin at dawn and go through dusk. The work week may also include weekends, holidays and occasionally may be scheduled up to 12 consecutive days and could include weekends and holidays. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   #Follow established, standardized field procedures for sample collection; record data from sample collection; process samples in the domain lab; and prepare samples for shipment to external analytical labs. #Field sampling activities include the following observation and specimen collection activities: *Rodent live trapping *Invertebrate collections *Sediment, soil and water sample collection *Plant diversity observations *Plant biomass and primary productivity measurements *Lake/stream bathymetry and morphology *Riparian mapping  #Operate laboratory equipment including Wiley Mill, drying oven, analytical balance, and muffle furnace.  #Utilize GPS navigation system for locating, measuring and marking plots; and placing and setting traps.  #Perform inspection and maintenance of laboratory and field equipment.  #Assist with materials planning and ordering.  #Record activities and completed work according to Field Operations protocol.  #Perform field assignments in a variety of conditions (e.g., weather, terrain, diverse assigned biomes).  #Carry, move and lift field supplies (pack weighing up to 40 lbs.) to assigned field site (diverse and uneven terrain).  #Follow NEON safety and Field Operations policy and procedures.  #Individuals are responsible for their own housing and transportation.  #Overnight stays will be required depending on domain location.  Qualifications:  #Must be 18 years of age or older.  #High School diploma or equivalent.  #Ability and willingness to work varied schedules (up to 12+ hours per day), including split-shift, part-time, pre-dawn early mornings, evening and weekends.  #Ability to work safely in variable field conditions including: *Cold and wet weather and extreme heat *Hiking on difficult or hazardous terrain *Exposure to stinging insects and other animal and plant hazards  #Ability to work independently and as part of a team.  #Proficiency with MS Office Suite (e.g., Excel, Word).  #Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.  #Strong work ethic and enthusiasm.  #Ability to withstand exposure to fumes, dust and noise.  #Must possess a current and valid State issued driver's license with insurable Department of Motor vehicle record (parking violations, minor driving offenses excluded) as determined by Battelle Ecology Inc.'s insurance provider.  #Must have permanent authorization for US employment. Battelle Ecology, Inc. will not provide any kind of visa sponsorship.  Compensation: $12/hour.  To Apply: To see the full job description and to apply go to: http://www.neonscience.org.

RAPTOR COUNTER at Braddock Bay Raptor Research.  <http://www.bbrr.org><http://www.bbrr.org>  Location: Rochester, NY.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 20 Jan 2017.  Description: Braddock Bay Raptor Research (BBRR) is seeking an experienced hawk counter to conduct the spring raptor count at Braddock Bay. An average of 50,000 raptors, including up to 17 species, are tallied each spring at this popular migration site located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, near Rochester, NY. The hawk counter will conduct the watch each day, 7 days/week, with days off coming during inclement weather and upon request as needed. Hourly and daily counts are entered into the online HawkCount database of the Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA). A written report summarizing the count is required at the end of the season, and is published in the BBRR member newsletter and sent to HMANA for inclusion in the regional hawk watch summary in their journal, Hawk Migration Studies. Written weekly summaries will be encouraged for posting to local and social media. There are also opportunities for interpretive and educational programming at the watch and during public events.  Qualifications: At least 2 seasons of experience as a lead counter/observer at a comparable hawk watch site, with strong raptor identification skills (especially eastern species) and good non-raptor identification skills preferred. Applicants will need to be able to endure long days in the field, often in cold and windy conditions. Must have good people skills and demonstrate the ability to interact with visiting birders and the general public in a positive way.  Compensation: A stipend of $2000/month and housing will be provided. Must have own transportation to the watch. Start and end date can be flexible.  To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and references (at least 3) by email (preferred) or regular mail to DAENA FORD, (EM: information AT bbrr.org), Braddock Bay Raptor Research, 185 Pond Road, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472.

KIRTLAND'S WARBLER TOUR GUIDE at Michigan Audubon.  <http://www.michiganaudubon.org><http://www.michiganaudubon.org>  Location: Grayling, MI.  Duration: 8 weeks, with a possible 6-8 week extention.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2017.  Description: The Kirtland's Warbler Tour Guide will assist Michigan Audubon in leading the public Kirtland's Warbler tours from Hartwick Pines State Park located in Grayling, Michigan. The guide will be responsible for developing a high level of knowledge of all aspects of Kirtland's Warbler identification, biology, history and management, in preparation for leading the public tour. The guide is also responsible for leading the tour in all types of conditions, including biting insects and cold, windy weather. At times it may be necessary to wait up to 2-3 hours with participants to see a Kirtland's Warbler. Typically, about 98-99% of participants get a view of a Kirtland's Warbler, and the guide will be responsible for maintaining this level of excellence. The guide will be expected to represent Michigan Audubon and in a courteous, professional manner, and to answer questions regarding the organization to the best extent possible.  Qualifications: 1. Demonstrated expertise of Kirtland's Warbler management, biology, identification, and history, or willingness to obtain it. 2. Ability and willingness to represent Michigan Audubon in a professional, knowledgeable, and friendly manner. 3. Ability to identify and train tour participants in identification of non-Kirtland's warbler species present in the jack pine community (e.g. Hermit Thrush, Lincoln's Sparrow, Yellow-rumped Warbler, etc.) 4. Ability to work as part of a team and accept guidance from a supervisor. 5. Willingness to provide own transportation for use during the tours. 6. Possession of current CPR/First Aid certification, or willingness to obtain it. 7. Ability to tolerate adverse weather (rain, snow, fog, cold) and adverse wildlife (mosquitoes, black flies). 8. Ability to lead groups of people over rough terrain under harsh conditions. 9. Willingness to perform other related duties in support of the entire Kirtland's Warbler project as assigned. 10. Ability to live in a remote area a great distance from a major metropolitan area. 11. Ability to drive a vehicle in sandy conditions. 12. Ability to communicate effectively with tour participants and supervisors.  Compensation: $2400 for the contract period; lodging will be provided for the duration of employment For the first three weeks of the program the guide will work seven days a week. After that time the guide will work six days a week and will have one day off per week, which may or may not be on a weekend. The guide will be expected to work up to 40 hour weeks, with a potential need for additional hours if the situation presents itself. Mileage during work hours will be provided. This position has the possibility of limited extension through work at Hartwick Pines State Park.  To Apply: An e-mail containing a letter of interest and resume can be sent to: (EM: lcain AT michiganaudubon.org) Resumes will be reviewed when received. Position is open until filled.

VOLUNTEER FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS FOR BIRD STUDY IN CHINA at Beijing Forestry University.  <http://www.luckytit.cn><http://www.luckytit.cn>  Location: Henan Province, China.  Duration: 1-3 months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Number of Openings: 2.  Description: Volunteer assistants are needed for a field study of the breeding biology and behavioral ecology of Black-throated tits and Silver-throated tits in the Dongzhai National Nature Reserve of central China. The project will start in January and will last until the end of May, 2017. Volunteers are expected to assist in monitoring the color-banded populations, starting from mid February and stay through the end of April or mid-May. Main duties include mist-netting birds, searching nest, blood sampling, behavioral observation, watching nest-monitoring videos, data entry, as well as any other possible works involved in the field. Assistants will work with researchers from Beijing Forestry University. All expenses in China during work period (i.e. housing, foods, and local travels, etc) will be covered, but there is no salary, and the assistants are responsible for their travel to and from China. Volunteers will have opportunities to learn field skills of ornithological research, see many bird species of central China, and experience Chinese tradition and culture.  Qualifications: A serious attitude towards work is always important. Previous experience with birds is preferred, but not essential. Basic training such as bird banding, behavioral observation, blood sampling, will be provided. Volunteers are expected to get used to Chinese diet, have strong interests in birds and animal behaviors, physically fit, and be willing to work for long and irregular time in the field, and share rooms with other crew members.  To Apply: Please contact JIANQIANG LI (EM: luckytit AT 163.com). When applying, please include a cover letter, a resume, the dates you will be available for the project, and 2+ recommendation letters (it would be greatly appreciated if the recommendation letters are directly sent by references to the above email address).

WILLOW FLYCATCHER AND YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO STUDIES at Bureau of Reclamation.  <https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/460780200><https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/460780200>  Location: Socorro, NM.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 18.  Application Deadline: 13 Jan 2017.  Description: Seasonal technicians are needed to assist with various aspects of long-term monitoring studies for two species of Federally-listed avian species – Southwestern Willow Flycatcher and Yellow-billed Cuckoo. Work is conducted within the floodplain of the Rio Grande in central New Mexico. Positions are available in Socorro and Truth or Consequences, New Mexico and both crew lead and crew member positions will be filled. Work will be performed between mid-May and mid-August on studies including: presence/absence surveys, nest monitoring, radio telemetry, and habitat data collection. Positions will be filled via the Pathways Program (students) or as traditional temporary employees at the GS-03 to GS-05 levels. Pay is commensurate with responsibility and experience. To apply, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/460704300 (Pathways Program) or https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/460780200 (Temps).  Qualifications: Qualifying experience must have been related to the work of the position for which application is made. GS-03 applicants must have 6 months of general experience as described below. GS-04 applicants must have 6 months of specialized experience and 6 months of general experience as described below. GS-05 applicants must meet 1 year of specialized experience as described below. OR SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE For GS-3: Successful completion of l year of study that included at least 6 semester hours in any combination of scientific or technical courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics. For GS-4: Successful completion of 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of scientific or technical courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics. At least 6 semester hours of courses must be directly related to the position to be filled. For GS-5: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as those shown above for GS-3. At least 6 semester hours of courses must have been directly related to the position to be filled. Applicants must have a valid driver's license. TO qualify for the Pathways Program, employees must be enrolled at least half-time at a qualifying institution for the spring 2017 term and planning to return to school in the fall. For additional details, see USAJobs.  Compensation: $12.33 to $15.49 per hour.  To apply, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/460704300 (Pathways Program) or https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/460780200 (Temps).

SALT MARSH SONGBIRD TECHNICIAN at Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.  Location: northeast Florida (north of Jacksonville).  Duration: 4/10/17 to 8/31/17.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2017.  Description: SALT MARSH SONGBIRD TECHNICIAN needed (April 10-August 31, 2017) to assist with Seaside Sparrow and Marsh Wren project in Northeast Florida. Technician will be seasonal employee with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Technician will be part of a 2 person team that will conduct nest searching/monitoring, radio-tracking of wren fledglings, habitat sampling, and data entry. Position requires some travel between field sites and occasional visits to the main office in Gainesville, FL. Pay is ~$2240/month (pre-tax), no benefits. Very nice shared housing is provided.  Qualifications: Applicants must have previous field experience and a bachelor's degree in wildlife, environmental science or related field. Applicant should also be able to identify songbirds by sight and sound. Experience with nest searching and/or radio-tracking highly preferred. Experience with motor boats and trailers highly preferred. Must be detail-oriented and careful with data collection. Must be able to cope with long days in the sun and adverse weather conditions, be able to swim and have good driving record.  Compensation: ~$2240/month and housing.  To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to AMY SCHWARZER (EM: Amy.Schwarzer AT myfwc.com). Applications reviewed as received.

VOLUNTEER FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANT at USFWS Kodiak Refuge.  <https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Kodiak/get_involved/volunteer/biology.html><https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Kodiak/get_involved/volunteer/biology.html>  Location: Kodiak, AK.  Duration: May 8-September.  Job Type: Intern.  Number of Openings: 2.  Application Deadline: 20 Jan 2017.  Description: Two volunteers are needed to assist with the bird monitoring and inventory program on Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Successful candidates will spend the first two weeks in orientation and safety training. During the following 15 weeks, volunteers will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects including at-sea surveys of marine birds, Arctic and Aleutian Tern colony monitoring, and mist netting and banding landbirds. Monitoring tasks will include: recording observations of birds at sea from a small skiff; monitoring tern nests using digital game cameras; and mist netting and banding landbirds. Much of the field work is conducted from the 48-foot refuge research vessel, the Ursa Major II. Other tasks include data entry and editing, including some work with ArcGIS.  Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have experience in conducting bird surveys, identifying marine birds, operating small skiffs, and have some data/GIS skills. Must be a U.S. resident and over 18 years of age. Applicants must be able to arrive on Kodiak Island by May 8th.  Compensation: The Fish and Wildlife Service will pay round-trip airfare to Kodiak from a U.S. city, provide shared housing while in Kodiak, and pay all field costs except personal clothing. Volunteers will be reimbursed for food costs up to $150 per week while in the town of Kodiak. Mandatory training in bear awareness, watercraft operation, and aviation safety will be provided.  To apply, please email a single document with a cover letter addressing the above criteria, your resume, and email contacts for 3 references to ROBIN CORCORAN, Kodiak NWR Avian Biologist (EM: robin_corcoran AT fws.gov; PH: 907-487-0229). Failure to assemble all materials in a single document may result in your application not being reviewed. APPLICATION PERIOD: December 18-January 20th. Applicants will be notified about decisions by end of February, 2017.

BIRD MONITORING BIOLOGISTS at Point Blue Conservation Science.  <http://www.pointblue.org><http://www.pointblue.org>  Location: Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascades, CA.  Duration: 24 April through 4 August, 2017 (start and end date may be flexible, depending on experience).  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2017.  Description: Up to 6 bird and vegetation survey technician positions and 1-2 crew leader positions available on multiple monitoring projects in the Sierra Nevada of California with Point Blue Conservation Science. This program offers a unique opportunity to explore and observe birds in some of the most beautiful landscapes in California, across a wide range of habitats, while collecting data to guide management and restoration in the Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascades. Field work covers a vast profile of elevations in coniferous forest, aspen, oak, meadow, and chaparral habitats. Primary duties include, but are not limited to: Conducting multiple-species avian point counts, vegetation and habitat surveys, data entry, navigating cross-country in mountainous terrain and driving company-leased and government-owned 4+ù4 vehicles. In addition to these duties, two technician positions will assist with banding and extracting birds at two MAPS stations.  Qualifications: Previous experience point counting multiple bird species by sight and sound is required, preferably in the Western US. All candidates must have the ability to navigate cross-country in complex, steep, mountainous terrain with dense shrub cover. Crew leader candidates need previous supervisory experience. All successful candidates must be able to identify over 100 bird species by sight and sound following two weeks of training. We require self-motivation, an enthusiasm for travel and camping, good sense of direction, the ability to cope with snow and inclement weather, willingness to spend long hours in the field observing birds 5-6 days/week and the ability to work well independently and in a group living situation. Most positions require significant driving between remote sites (up to 2-4 hours traveling per day for some positions) and front-country camping up to 5-6 days/week. Successful applicants will need a valid U.S. driver's license and will be asked to provide information to verify their good driving record with one or fewer moving violations in the last 3 years. Work vehicles are provided.  Compensation: For technicians, total compensation is approximately $3100/month, which includes an hourly wage and overtime pay according California State law. Crew leaders will be hired as salaried employees at a rate of $3,466/month.  To Apply: Send a single document (PDF preferred, or Word Doc) including a cover letter describing previous multiple species point count experience and interest in this position, specific dates of availability, a resume, and contact information for three references to ALISSA FOGG (EM: afogg AT pointblue DOT org). In the subject line type: Sierra Bird Crew 2017. Only those qualified applicants who we desire to interview will be contacted starting January 1. Qualified candidates will be hired as they are identified. Point Blue is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, disability status of an otherwise qualified individual, membership or application for membership in an uniformed service, or membership in any other class protected by applicable law and will make reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities to complete the application and/or participate in the interview process.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS (3) at University of Missouri.  Location: Farmington, Missouri.  Duration: 3-4 months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: 3.  Application Deadline: 10 Feb 2017.  Description: AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS (3) needed to assist with research examining the effects of lead (Pb) exposure on breeding birds in Southeastern Missouri. This project is a collaboration between the University of Missouri, Southeast Missouri State University, and US Fish and Wildlife Service. The University of Missouri is hiring 3 technicians to assist with aspects related to nest searching/monitoring. Positions will run April 1-July 30, 2017. We need one technician to start April 1 while the other two positions can start as late as May 15 (these two start dates are flexibleGÇötechnicians may be able to start as early as April). Primary duties are 1) nest searching and monitoring for focal species (Field Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Northern Cardinal, Indigo Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, and Mourning Dove); 2) targeted mist-netting at nests to band adults and obtain morphometric data and blood; 3) obtaining blood samples from nestlings prior to fledging; 4) vegetation sampling for nest sites; and 5) data entry. Shared field housing and work vehicles are provided along with $10-12/hr (depending on experience) for 40 hours per week.  Qualifications: Applicants should have a working knowledge of breeding birds in Southern Missouri (i.e. able to identify Eastern birds by sight and sound or able to learn prior to start date). Prior experience with passerine nest searching is highly preferred but not required. Previous mist-netting/banding/bleeding experience is also preferred, but training will be provided. Applicants must be able to tolerate early mornings, long commutes, ticks, gnats, mosquitos, and sometimes difficult terrain/habitat. Applicants should work well alone and in small groups. Applicants should also possess an attention to detail, strong work ethic, and most importantly, a positive attitude when working in hot, humid weather. Must have a valid U.S. driver's license and able to pass a criminal background check.  Compensation: $10-12/hr (depending on experience).  To Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (as a single attachment) to MELISSA ROACH (EM: roach.mc1 AT gmail.com) by Feb. 10 but applications will be reviewed as received. Please indicate your desired start date.

POST DOCTORAL SCHOLAR at Oregon State Univ and UC Davis.  Location: Davis, CA.  Duration: 2 year.  Job Type: Post-doc.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 20 Jan 2017.  Description: Post-doctoral Scholar Position: An Integrated Assessment of Drought Impacts on Migratory Waterbirds in Key Conservation Regions of the Western US. A Post-doctoral research scholar appointment at the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University is now open for applications. This is a joint position with the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, University California Davis. The successful candidate will be a post-doctoral scholar for the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at OSU, but the duty location will primarily be at UC Davis, in Davis California. The successful applicant will fill a key position in a project to study the effects of drought on migratory waterfowl using California's Central Valley and the southern Oregon and northeast California (SONEC) region of the Intermountain West as a model system. Wetlands and agricultural habitats in the Central Valley of California and SONEC are the two most significant regions supporting migratory wetland birds in the western US, providing spring and fall migration staging habitats for the millions of waterfowl and other migratory waterbirds. These two regions are linked by their common migratory bird resource and similar threats to long term system persistence and function, most notably drought and availability of water. The most pressing conservation issues involve climate change and ongoing conflicts about water allocation in these regions, which will likely exacerbate threats created by climate change. While habitat planning is ongoing in both the CV and SONEC region, explicit scenario planning related to the potential impacts of drought on either system is lacking. Moreover, the planning that has occurred considers these regions in isolation. However, as many birds use both regions each year, an accurate understanding of drought impacts and implications requires combined planning. The applicant will help to use scenario planning to evaluate the consequences of drought on wetland-dependent birds and to closely integrate planning in the CV and SONEC regions. Project objectives include development/refinement of an agent based bioenergetic model to evaluate the impact of alternative plausible habitat scenarios that link climate related habitat conditions in both regions to bird performance and creating an integrated decision support tools that will help communicate our results to land use planners. Mentorship and supervision will be provided by Dr. Bruce Dugger at OSU and Dr. John Eadie at UC Davis. Appointment: The appointment will be intended for a term of 2 years. Salary is $50,000, commensurate with qualifications of the successful applicants. Health insurance is provided.  Qualifications: The successful applicant should have knowledge and interest in agent based modeling with the preferred candidate also having knowledge of climate change, waterfowl and wetland ecology. A working knowledge or willingness to quickly learn Java is highly desirable. The position will primarily involve model development, data analysis and scientific publication writing for peer-reviewed journals with limited field research. The position will also involve meetings and joint planning sessions with public and private stakeholders and strong interpersonal skills and public speaking abilities would be beneficial. The successful applicant will be expected to travel periodically but regularly between OSU and UC Davis. Applicants must have completed all the requirements for their doctoral program (PhD or equivalent), with demonstrated research accomplishments. Excellent command of the English language, quantitative analytical skills, and excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.  Compensation: $50,000/yr plus health.  To Apply: The application deadline is Jan 20th, but we will review applications as they are received and make a decision before the deadline if a suitable candidate is found. A complete application should include a cover letter, CV that includes the names and contact information for three references, and copies of any publications. We look forward to discussing this position with interested candidates, and you are welcome to contact us as follows: BRUCE DUGGER - Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon State University, (EM: bruce.dugger AT oregonstate.edu, PH: 541-737-2465) JOHN EADIE – Dept. of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, UC Davis (EM: jmeadie AT ucdavis.edu, PH: 530-754-0145).

SPOTTED OWL WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN at University of Wisconsin - Madison.  <http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/peery/demography-and-conservation-of-california-spotted-owls/><http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/peery/demography-and-conservation-of-california-spotted-owls/>  Location: Georgetown, California.  Duration: up to 20 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 8.  Application Deadline: 03 Feb 2017.  Description: Eight wildlife technicians are needed for a long-term population and habitat ecology study of the California Spotted Owl in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Two positions begin April 3, 2017 and the remaining positions will begin in early May. All positions will last until August 18, 2017. The pay rate is $14.179 per hour. Wildlife technicians will conduct surveys for California spotted and barred owls, re-sight color bands, assess owl reproductive status, locate nest trees, assist in banding owls, locate owls using telemetry equipment, conduct vegetation surveys, and care for all equipment and vehicles. Wildlife technicians will also record, transcribe, enter data into computer databases, and validate data that was collected in the field. A typical workweek is 40 hours. Field housing will be provided, but frequent camping is required during the work week. Schedules are irregular, as owls are nocturnal but follow-up visits will often be conducted during daytime hours. Our research group has been studying the demography of California Spotted Owls in central Sierra Nevada since 1986. One of our primary goals is to monitor the status of owls in the central Sierra Nevada, as well as to try to understand the environmental factors and forest management practices that impact spotted owl population dynamics. Ultimately, these results are translated into recommendations to land management agencies such as the US Forest Service responsible for maintaining viable spotted owl populations.  Qualifications: Applicants must be physically fit (i.e., able to walk long distances in steep terrain), take detailed field notes, be able to work alone and off-trail at night, be confident navigating unfamiliar terrain with a map, compass and GPS, have excellent hearing, be able to identify the colors of bird bands, and be able to operate 4-wheel-drive vehicles. A nearly spotless driving record is required. Field crews must work and live cooperatively. Applicants with a B.S. in wildlife, biology, or related fields and/or having related experience are preferred.  Compensation: $14.179 per hour.  To Apply: The application deadline is 03 Feb., 2017. Interviews will begin as resumes from qualified applicants are received. Please e-mail a cover letter stating why you are interested in a position, and a resume with at least three references and their contact information, all in a single file to WILLIAM BERIGAN (EM: wberigan AT wisc.edu).

WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN I (AVIAN) at NC Wildlife Resources Commission.  <http://www.ncwildlife.org/><http://www.ncwildlife.org/>  Location: Wilmington, NC.  Duration: 11 months (w/possible extension).  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 05 Jan 2017.  Description: We are currently accepting applications for a wildlife technician who will assist with several avian monitoring and research projects in various habitats throughout the Coastal Plain region of NC using techniques such as point count/line transect surveys, mist-netting, bird banding, and vegetation assessments. Examples of projects include: marsh bird surveys (Seaside and Saltmarsh Sparrows), Red-cockaded Woodpecker nest cavity checks, Henslow's sparrow census, and Loggerhead Shrike trapping. One anticipated and primary responsibility will be assisting with the initial deployment of the SHARP program (http://www.tidalmarshbirds.org/) in coastal NC, which will consist of identifying potential sites, coordinating logistics, conducting surveys, and compiling count and habitat data into various databases. As needed, technician will provide assistance with equipment maintenance and miscellaneous administrative duties. The technician will be expected to secure their own housing near Wilmington, NC. Travel to various field locations with overnight travel will be necessary, especially during the summer. A vehicle and all necessary equipment will be provided.  Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in Wildlife Biology or related field, and experience identifying eastern birds by sight and voice, navigating with a GPS unit, operating a boat/canoe/kayak, and a solid familiarity with Microsoft Office and ArcMap products. This position requires an individual that is well-organized and can work independently in remote field locations, which may include hot, humid weather and biting insects.  Compensation: Pay will be $593.20/week, not including per diem, and the NCWRC will deduct taxes. This is an 11-month position with the possibility of extending into another term after a 1 month separation. Work weeks typically average 40 hours Monday-Friday; however, applicant should expect this to vary with some long days to complete assignments on time. Additional information about health insurance for temporary employees can be found at: https://shp.nctreasurer.com/ActiveEmployees/hdhp/benefits/Pages/default.aspx.  To Apply: Combine cover letter (highlighting relevant experience), resume, and 3 references into *one* document (.doc, .docx, or .pdf) titled "Lastname_2017_applicant" and email to (EM: john.carpenter AT ncwildlife.org). Feel free to call (PH: 910-742-7231) or email with any questions.

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS - SOUTHERN GREAT PLAINS at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.  <http://www.birdconservancy.org><http://www.birdconservancy.org>  Location: Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska.  Duration: About 10 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 7.  Application Deadline: 08 Jan 2017.  Description: Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking experienced field biologists to conduct point counts across the Southern Great Plains, from northern Texas and eastern New Mexico up to the Nebraska panhandle for the Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) program. For additional information about IMBCR, please visit http://www.birdconservancy.org/what-we-do/science/monitoring/imbcr-program/. The position will begin on April 18 and continue through late June with the possibility for continued employment entering and proofing data. Surveys are located on both public and private lands in a mix of grassland and shrub habitats including short- and mixed-grass prairie, mesquite bosques, and riparian systems with the opportunity to observe an impressive variety of species as you move across the study area, including Painted Bunting, Cactus Wren, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Burrowing Owl, Mississippi Kite, Scaled Quail, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, and Lesser Prairie-Chicken. Technicians will attend a mandatory paid training prior to beginning field work. Upon successful completion of training, technicians will work independently conducting bird surveys. The standard work schedule is typically 10 days on and 4 days off. Technicians must be able to identify all bird species found across the Southern Great Plains by sight and sound upon completion of training. Primitive camping, often without phone service or facilities will be required. Completion of job duties may periodically require long days in the field.  Qualifications: Applicants should be enthusiastic, physically fit, enjoy travel, and be willing to work independently. A valid driver's license, proof of auto insurance, binoculars, camping gear, basic computer skills, a strong work ethic, and enthusiasm for conservation and conducting fieldwork are required. Desired qualifications include experience conducting point count surveys, the ability to identify western bird species by sight and sound, experience camping, long distance hiking, and navigating off-trail. Applicants with personal 4WD vehicles are encouraged to apply; however, Bird Conservancy will rent vehicles for qualified applicants that do not possess 4WD vehicles if they are at least 21 years of age and pass a motor vehicle background check.  Compensation: Hourly wages will range from $13.25 - $15.50, depending upon experience. Employees can expect 80 hours of work per week with the possibility of some overtime. In addition to the hourly wage, reimbursement for project-related travel, some recreational travel, and approximately $100 per week in camping and lodging reimbursements will be provided.  To Apply: Email a cover letter detailing your bird identification knowledge/ability/experience, resume, and three references as a single document (PDF or Word) to BRITTANY WOIDERSKI (EM: brittany.woiderski AT birdconservancy.org). I will begin reviewing applications on January 9th and positions will be filled as suitable applicants are found.

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS - NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.  <http://birdconservancy.org><http://birdconservancy.org>  Location: Nebraska and western Dakotas.  Duration: 2 or 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 6.  Application Deadline: 01 Mar 2017.  Description: Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking experienced field biologists to conduct point counts in the Northern Great Plains. The crew will continue our ongoing survey effort in Nebraska, the Black Hills of South Dakota, and southwestern North Dakota. For additional information about the program, please visit http://www.birdconservancy.org/what-we-do/science/monitoring/imbcr-program/. The position will begin on or around May 15th and continue through early July with the possibility for employment entering and proofing data after the season. Surveys will be in a variety of habitats including short- and mixed-grass prairie, coniferous forests, sandhills and riparian systems with the opportunity to observe a variety of species as you move across the expansive study area, including Upland Sandpiper, Prairie Falcon, Chestnut-collared Longspur, Burrowing Owl, Greater Prairie-Chicken and Marbled Godwit. Technicians will attend a mandatory paid training prior to beginning field work. Upon successful completion of training, technicians will work independently conducting bird surveys. The standard work schedule will be 10 days on and 4 days off. Technicians must be able to identify all bird species found across the Northern Great Plains by sight and sound upon completion of training. Applicants should expect to hike long distances off-trail in challenging conditions with occasionally steep and rugged terrain. Primitive camping, often without phone service or facilities will be required. Some overnight backcountry travel may be necessary. Completion of job duties may periodically require long days in the field.  Qualifications: Applicants should be enthusiastic, physically fit, enjoy travel, and be willing to work long hours in the field. Applicants must enjoy working independently with multiple days of solitude. A valid driver's license, proof of auto insurance, binoculars, camping gear, basic computer skills, a strong work ethic, and enthusiasm for conservation and conducting fieldwork are required. Desired qualifications include experience conducting point count surveys, the ability to identify western bird species by sight and sound, experience camping, long distance hiking, and navigating in the backcountry. Applicants with personal 4WD vehicles are encouraged to apply; however, the Bird Conservancy will rent vehicles for qualified applicants that do not possess 4WD vehicles if they are at least 21 years of age.  Compensation: Hourly wages will range from $13.25 - $15.50, depending upon experience. Employees can expect 40 hours of work per week with the possibility of some overtime. In addition to the hourly wage, reimbursement for project-related travel, some recreational travel, and approximately $100 per week in camping and lodging reimbursements will be provided.  To Apply: Email a cover letter detailing your bird identification knowledge and dates of availability, a resume, and at least three references as a single document (PDF or Word) to JEFF BIREK (EM: jeff.birek AT birdconservancy.org). We will begin reviewing applications on January 4th and positions will be filled as suitable applicants are found.

AVIAN POINT-COUNT TECHNICIAN at Intermountain Bird Observatory/ Boise State University.  <https://ibo.boisestate.edu/home/><https://ibo.boisestate.edu/home/>  Location: Montana.  Duration: 2.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 7.  Application Deadline: 01 Feb 2017.  Description: AVIAN POINT-COUNT TECHNICIANS (7) needed for a study of breeding landbirds in the mountains, forests, grasslands, badlands, wetlands, riparian habitats and sagebrush steppes of Montana (mid-May – mid-July) with the Intermountain Bird Observatory at Boise State University. Duties consist of standardized point count surveys, vegetation surveys and data entry using Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) protocol. Technicians will travel across diverse habitats identifying hundreds of bird species.  Qualifications include: 1) the ability to identify 200+ species of Western birds by sight and primarily by sound 2) ability to work independently (alone GëÑ90% of the time) for the duration of the field season 3) strong physical/mental endurance to complete 1 survey per day per 10-day hitch 4) ability to navigate off-trail in remote, densely-vegetated, steep and rugged landscapes using topographical maps and GPS units 5) willingness to work in landscapes occupied by apex predators (bears, mountain lions and rattlesnakes) 6) and careful and accurate data collection/entry/management. Multi-day, solo backpacking trips may be required. Technicians must provide their own backpacking/camping gear. Each applicant must possess strong interpersonal skills in order to communicate and work effectively with private landowners, fellow technicians and the program manager.  Compensation: This is a fulltime position for the duration of the project (May-July). Hourly pay rate is $12-$14+/hr DOE (PLUS a per Diem which amounts to an additional $1,000 over the season). Surveying requires EXTENSIVE DRIVING between sites on both paved and dirt roads. Technicians must have a valid driver's license and EITHER use their personal 4WD vehicle (work-related mileage will be reimbursed at the standard state rate) OR IBO can provide a rental SUV.  To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and at least three references (in ONE Document) via e-mail to CHRISTIAN MENY (EM: christianmeny AT boisestate.edu). Please put "2016 MT IMBCR Applicant- (w/ Name)" in the subject line. Positions will be filled as soon as suitable applicants are found.

OYSTERCATCHER FIELD ASSISTANT at University of Florida.  Location: Crystal River, FL.  Duration: April through August.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 27 Jan 2017.  Description: One field assistant needed starting April 1st through August 2017 to assist University of Florida graduate student research on breeding oystercatchers on the west coast of Florida between Crystal River and Cedar key. Field responsibilities will include setting up and maintaining camera traps, locating and identifying shorebird nests, capturing and banding both chick and adult oystercatchers, re-sighting banded birds, and habitat assessment surveys. This work will include long hours in hot, humid, and buggy conditions and may be physically demanding at times. Field sites are located on small islands and will be accessed via boat. Non-field work duties will include data entry/database management, gear maintenance, and analysis of camera trap photos.  Qualifications: This position requires close attention to detail, excellent organization skills and the ability to work well both independently and as part of a team. Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor's degree, experience operating boats and trailers, as well as handling and banding birds. Additional skills include GPS navigation, band re-sighting, shorebird ID, and ability to maintain a positive attitude despite often monotonous activities.  Compensation: $2300/month plus housing provided.  To apply: please submit in a single document, cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three references to NICK VITALE (EM: nevitale AT ufl.edu).

SEASONAL SHOREBIRD/WATERBIRD TECHNICIAN at The Nature Conservancy.  <http://www.nature.org/vcr><http://www.nature.org/vcr>  Location: Eastern Shore of Virginia.  Duration: 18-20 weeks.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 22 Jan 2017.  Description: The Seasonal Shorebird/Waterbird Field Technician will work closely with the Virginia Coast Reserve's Coastal Scientist and Coastal Science Specialist to conduct the following monitoring and research activities at the Virginia Coast Reserve: shorebird (Piping Plover and American Oystercatcher) and waterbird surveys (terns and skimmers), shorebird and waterbird productivity monitoring, American Oystercatcher banding and resighting and data entry. The technician will also engage in the following beach nesting bird management activities: posting and patrolling bird colonies on the barrier islands, educating island visitors about beach nesting birds, maintaining signage and conducting visitor use surveys. The position requires one to keep organized, detailed daily field notes, operate a boat to be used for access to the barrier islands, and perform daily maintenance on boats. Additional duties may be assigned.  Qualifications: – Associates Degree in natural resources; environmental studies or equivalent combination of education and 6 months of experience. – Experience managing and prioritizing tasks from multiple sources. – Experience with waterbird and shorebird identification and/or monitoring for the US east coast. – Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite software. – Experience working in physically strenuous settings sometimes to the point of physical fatigue, in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, and on difficult and hazardous terrain. – BS degree in biology, wildlife management, or related field preferred, or coursework in active pursuit of a degree in biology, wildlife management, or related field. – Waterbird and shorebird identification skills. Experience with monitoring reproductive success of beach nesting birds preferred. – Experience operating and trailering boats independently up to 20 feet in length. – Experience using GPS units and GIS mapping software. – Experience communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means. – Local knowledge of the Eastern Shore of Virginia seaside, tides, and barrier islands preferred. Must meet Virginia's Boating Safety Education requirement or will be required to complete an online course prior to start of position. – Must have valid driver's license, safe driving record (per TNC's Auto Safety Program) and provide own transportation and personal automobile insurance.  Compensation: Current funding provides for $15.00 per hour, 40 hours/week, 18–20 weeks duration. Few benefits. Assistance with housing may be available. Desired start date is early April, however later dates can be considered.  TO APPLY: Go to www.nature.org/careers<http://www.nature.org/careers>, click Search Careers and search by the position title and/or location, then click Apply Now to submit an online application. It is necessary to complete the application in its entirety. In addition, please attach as one document your resume and a letter of interest. For assistance with the online process, go to: http://www.nature.org/aboutus/careers/external-applicant-userguide.pdf.

COASTAL WATERBIRD ASSISTANT FIELD COORDINATOR at Mass Audubon Coastal Waterbird Program.  <http://www.massaudubon.org/cwp><http://www.massaudubon.org/cwp>  Location: Massachusetts (Multiple Locations).  Duration: early-March through late-August.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 01 Mar 2017.  Description: Mass Audubon is seeking to fill a seasonal Assistant Field Coordinator position to conduct research, monitoring, management, and protection of coastal birds and other natural resources, and to train and supervise staff and volunteers in these activities. For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/cwp<http://www.massaudubon.org/cwp> This is a full-time position beginning early-March through late-August based out of the Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable (covering field sites on Cape Cod and Nantucket). Responsibilities include: * Reports to the Coastal Waterbird Program Field Coordinator * Coordinate and support Coastal Waterbird Program field crews (approximately 4 crews) of field assistants and volunteers to meet research, wildlife management and education objectives of the program. * Serve as Crew Leader for Yarmouth field crew (field assistants and volunteers) to meet research, wildlife management and education objectives of the Coastal Waterbird Program; * Train and supervise field assistants and volunteers in collection and management of biological data on nesting, foraging and migrating species of coastal waterbirds; accomplish the wildlife management objectives of the Coastal Waterbird Program including protocols for predator and vegetation management; train and supervise staff to accomplish education objectives including to land owners and managers, community groups, and the public. * Accomplish the wildlife management and education objectives of the Coastal Waterbird Program; * Assist with sanctuary-based Coastal Waterbird Program staff as needed; * Establish and cultivate relationships with public and private landowners, and with beach managers on regional beaches; educate beachgoers about coastal wildlife protection on a daily basis. * Assist in management of databases including abundance, productivity and behavioral data; create GIS/Google Earth maps of coastal resources; * Compile data for state plover, tern, and oystercatcher census forms and write summary reports for specific sites on results and management activities; * Supervise and conduct research on special projects as directed. * Other tasks as directed.  Qualifications: * Applicants should have a B.S. or B.A. or higher in wildlife biology/management, ecology, zoology, environmental science, or related field, or equivalent experience, as well as 12 months previous supervisory experience; * Six to 12 months prior experience with piping plover/tern/avian field monitoring, data collection and management required; * Applicants should have demonstrated experience utilizing judgment in field-based wildlife research and management projects; * Experience in behavioral data collection, band-reading, wildlife tracking, coastal wildlife management issues, and GIS mapping preferred; * Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point) * Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing * Small boat-handling experience preferred; * Must be able to work long hours outside in all weather conditions and be able to lift and carry up to 40lbs across varied and sandy terrain. * Must be willing to work weekends, holidays, and irregular hours (dependent upon wildlife and weather); * Must have access to a vehicle for daily driving between sites; * Must pass a background records check (CORI, SORI and driver's).  Compensation: Benefits: Rate of payment is $13.50-$15.00/hour depending on experience. Housing may be available for payroll deduction of $25-35/wk. Field travel reimbursement will be provided.  To apply for this position: Please send a cover letter (specify position(s) for which you are applying and dates of availability), resume and list of three references via email: (EM: coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org). Additional Comments: In addition to submitting your resume, cover letter and references, please complete a short cover page questionnaire at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/coastalbirdjobs; your application will not be processed without completion/receipt of the items above. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as interviews will begin in January, and positions will be filled by Mar 1, 2017.

COASTAL WATERBIRD FIELD INTERN/TRAINEE at Mass Audubon Coastal Waterbird Program.  <http://www.massaudubon.org/cwp><http://www.massaudubon.org/cwp>  Location: Massachusetts (Multiple Locations).  Duration: start: March-mid May end: mid-August.  Job Type: Intern.  Number of Openings: Multiple.  Application Deadline: 01 Mar 2017.  Description: Multiple positions based at: * Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable MA (covering field sites in Nantucket, Cape Cod, Boston, and North Shore), * South Beach, Chatham (*note this position requires living in a remote camp setting on a barrier beach) * South Shore Sanctuaries, Marshfield MA (covering field sites from Plymouth to Hull) * Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, Dartmouth MA (covering field sites Westport to Dartmouth), * Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet MA (covering field sites Truro to Chatham), * Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown MA (covering field sites on Martha's Vineyard) The Coastal Waterbird Program at Mass Audubon is seeking to enroll shorebird monitoring trainees to gain experience and skills in endangered species management, coastal nesting bird ecology, field research and environmental education. Trainees will be mentored by Mass Audubon staff in the monitoring and management of Piping Plovers, Least and Common Terns, and American Oystercatchers. Activities will include construction and maintenance of protective fencing, wildlife tracking, educating the public about endangered species conservation, and research. Trainees will be assigned to 1-6 sites, where they will have the opportunity to experience a variety of coastal habitats. For more information: www.massaudubon.org/cwp<http://www.massaudubon.org/cwp>.  Qualifications: * Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a strong interest in wildlife management and conservation biology; * Applicants should have good communication (oral, written) skills; * Must be able to work long hours outside in all weather conditions and be able to lift and carry up to 40lbs across varied and sandy terrain. * Must be willing to work weekends, holidays, and irregular hours (dependent upon wildlife and weather); * Must have access to a vehicle for daily driving between sites; * Preference will be given to applicants pursuing a career/degree in wildlife biology/management, ecology, zoology, environmental science, biology, or related field, however all are encouraged to apply; * Must pass a background records check (CORI, SORI and driver's).  Compensation: This is an unpaid internship. Housing may be available for $25-35/wk.; field travel reimbursement will be provided. For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/cwp<http://www.massaudubon.org/cwp>.  To Apply: Commitment: A minimum of 10 weeks (including most weekends and the 4th of July holiday), beginning no later than mid-May 2017. Trainees should expect to commit to a maximum of 35 hours per week. To apply for this position: Please send a cover letter (specify position(s) for which you are applying and dates of availability), resume and list of three references via email: (EM: coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org). Additional Comments: In addition to submitting your resume, cover letter and references, please complete a short cover page questionnaire at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/coastalbirdjobs; your application will not be processed without completion/receipt of the items above. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as interviews will begin in January, and positions will be filled by Mar 1, 2017.

COASTAL WATERBIRD FIELD ASSISTANT I at Mass Audubon Coastal Waterbird Program.  <http://www.massaudubon.org/cwp><http://www.massaudubon.org/cwp>  Location: Massachusetts (Multiple Locations).  Duration: start: April-May end: mid-August.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: Multiple.  Application Deadline: 01 Mar 2017.  Description: Multiple positions based at: * Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable MA (covering field sites in Nantucket, Cape Cod, Boston, and North Shore), * Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, Dartmouth MA (covering field sites Westport to Dartmouth), * Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet MA (covering field sites Truro to Chatham), * Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown MA (covering field sites on Martha's Vineyard) * South Shore Sanctuaries, Marshfield MA (covering field sites from Plymouth to Hull) * South Beach, Chatham (*note this position requires living in a remote camp setting on a barrier beach) Mass Audubon is seeking to fill seasonal Field Assistant I positions to conduct research, monitoring, and protection of coastal birds and other natural resources. For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/cwp<http://www.massaudubon.org/cwp> Full-time and part-time positions available from May through mid-August. Responsibilities include: * Collect biological data on nesting, foraging and migrating species of coastal waterbirds including abundance and distribution of target species; * Accomplish the wildlife protection and education objectives of the Coastal Waterbird Program; * Assist with sanctuary-based coastal waterbird work throughout the region; * Assist in abundance, productivity and behavioral data entry in to online databases; create GIS/Google Earth maps of coastal resources; * Assist in compilation of data for state plover, tern, and oystercatcher census forms and write summary reports for specific sites on results and management activities. * Other tasks as directed.  Qualifications: * Applicants should be working toward a B.S. or B.A. in environmental science or related field, or equivalent experience; * Prior experience in avian field research and management preferred; * Applicants must have strong interpersonal skills; * Must be able to work long hours outside in all weather conditions and be able to lift and carry up to 40lbs across varied and sandy terrain. * Must be willing to work weekends, holidays, and irregular hours (dependent upon wildlife and weather); * Must have access to a vehicle for daily driving between sites; * Must pass a background records check (CORI, SORI and driver's).  Compensation: Benefits: Rate of payment is $11.00-$12.00/hour depending on experience. Housing may be available for payroll deduction of $25-35/wk. Field travel reimbursement will be provided.  To apply for this position: Please send a cover letter (specify position(s) for which you are applying and dates of availability), resume and list of three references via email: (EM: coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org). Additional Comments: In addition to submitting your resume, cover letter and references, please complete a short cover page questionnaire at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/coastalbirdjobs; your application will not be processed without completion/receipt of the items above. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as interviews will begin in January, and positions will be filled by Mar 1, 2017.

COASTAL WATERBIRD FIELD ASSISTANT II at Mass Audubon Coastal Waterbird Program.  <http://www.massaudubon.org/cwp><http://www.massaudubon.org/cwp>  Location: Massachusetts (Multiple Locations).  Duration: April to mid-August.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 01 Mar 2017.  Description: Multiple positions based at: * Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable MA (covering field sites in Nantucket, Cape Cod, Boston, and North Shore), * Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, Dartmouth MA (covering field sites Westport to Dartmouth), * Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet MA (covering field sites Truro to Chatham), * Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown MA (covering field sites on Martha's Vineyard) * South Shore Sanctuaries, Marshfield MA (covering field sites from Plymouth to Hull) * South Beach, Chatham (*note this position requires living in a remote camp setting on a barrier beach) Mass Audubon is seeking to fill seasonal Field Assistant II positions to conduct research, monitoring, management, and protection of coastal birds and other natural resources. For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/cwp<http://www.massaudubon.org/cwp> Full-time and part-time positions are available from April to mid-August. Responsibilities include: * Collect biological data on nesting, foraging and migrating species of coastal waterbirds including abundance and distribution of target species; * Accomplish the wildlife management and education objectives of the Coastal Waterbird Program; * Assist with sanctuary-based Coastal Waterbird Program staff throughout the region; * Assist in management of databases including abundance, productivity and behavioral data; create GIS/Google Earth maps of coastal resources; * Assist in compilation of data for state plover, tern, and oystercatcher census forms and write summary reports for specific sites on results and management activities; * Conduct research on special projects as directed. * Other tasks as directed.  Qualifications: * Applicants should have a B.S. or B.A. or higher in wildlife biology/management, ecology, zoology, environmental science, or related field, as well as 3 months previous field experience; * Prior experience in avian field research and management strongly preferred; * Applicants should have demonstrated experience utilizing judgment in field-based wildlife research or management projects; * Experience in behavioral data collection, band-reading, wildlife tracking, coastal wildlife management issues, and GIS mapping preferred; * Small boat-handling experience preferred; * Applicants must have strong interpersonal skills; * Must be able to work long hours outside in all weather conditions and be able to lift and carry up to 40lbs across varied and sandy terrain. * Must be willing to work weekends, holidays, and irregular hours (dependent upon wildlife and weather); * Must have access to a vehicle for daily driving between sites; * Must pass a background records check (CORI, SORI and driver's).  Compensation: Benefits: Rate of payment is $11.50-$12.50/hour depending on experience. Housing may be available for payroll deduction of $25-35/wk. Field travel reimbursement will be provided.  To apply for this position: Please send a cover letter (specify position(s) for which you are applying and dates of availability), resume and list of three references via email: (EM: coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org). Additional Comments: In addition to submitting your resume, cover letter and references, please complete a short cover page questionnaire at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/coastalbirdjobs; your application will not be processed without completion/receipt of the items above. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as interviews will begin in January, and positions will be filled by Mar 1, 2017.

COASTAL WATERBIRD FIELD ASSISTANT III at Mass Audubon Coastal Waterbird Program.  <http://www.massaudubon.org/cwp><http://www.massaudubon.org/cwp>  Location: Massachusetts (Multiple Locations).  Duration: mid-March to late-April.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 01 Mar 2017.  Description: Multiple positions based at: * Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable MA (covering field sites in Nantucket, Cape Cod, Boston, and North Shore), * Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, Dartmouth MA (covering field sites Westport to Dartmouth), * Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown MA (covering field sites on Martha's Vineyard) * Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet MA (covering field sites Truro to Chatham), * South Shore Sanctuaries, Marshfield MA (covering field sites from Plymouth to Hull) * South Beach, Chatham (*note this position requires living in a remote camp setting on a barrier beach) Mass Audubon is seeking to fill seasonal Field Assistant III positions to train and supervise staff and volunteers in conducting research, monitoring, management, and protection of coastal birds and other natural resources. For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/cwp<http://www.massaudubon.org/cwp> Full-time and part-time positions are available from mid March through late August. Responsibilities include: * Supervise field crew (field assistants and volunteers) to meet research, wildlife management and education objectives of the Coastal Waterbird Program; * Train and supervise field assistants and volunteers in collection and management of biological data on nesting, foraging and migrating species of coastal waterbirds; * Accomplish the wildlife management and education objectives of the Coastal Waterbird Program; * Assist with sanctuary-based Coastal Waterbird Program staff throughout the region; * Assist in management of databases including abundance, productivity and behavioral data; create GIS/Google Earth maps of coastal resources; * Compile data for state plover, tern, and oystercatcher census forms and write summary reports for specific sites on results and management activities; * Interact with beachgoers to provide information regarding regulations and beach ecology. Development and delivery of formal and informal coastal waterbird education programs and outreach to beachgoers, community groups, partners, schools, and others may be required depending on location. * Supervise and conduct research on special projects as directed. * Other tasks as directed.  Qualifications: * Applicants should have a B.S. or B.A. or higher in wildlife biology/management, ecology, zoology, environmental science, or related field, or equivalent experience * Three to six months previous supervisory experience; demonstrated ability to set expectations, give feedback, and manage schedules for staff of varying experience levels preferred. * Three to six months prior experience with piping plover/tern/avian field monitoring, data collection and management required; * Applicants should have demonstrated experience utilizing judgment in field-based wildlife research and management projects; * Experience in behavioral data collection, band-reading, wildlife tracking, coastal wildlife management issues, and GIS mapping preferred; * Small boat-handling experience preferred; * Applicants must have strong interpersonal skills; * Must be able to work long hours outside in all weather conditions and be able to lift and carry up to 40lbs across varied and sandy terrain. * Must be willing to work weekends, holidays, and irregular hours (dependent upon wildlife and weather); * Must have access to a vehicle for daily driving between sites; * Must pass a background records check (CORI, SORI and driver's).  Compensation: Rate of payment is $12.00-$14.00/hour depending on experience. Housing may be available for payroll deduction of $25-35/wk. Field travel reimbursement will be provided.  To apply for this position: Please send a cover letter (specify position(s) for which you are applying and dates of availability), resume and list of three references via email to: (EM: coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org). Additional Comments: In addition to submitting your resume, cover letter and references, please complete a short cover page questionnaire at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/coastalbirdjobs; your application will not be processed without completion/receipt of the items above. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as interviews will begin in January, and positions will be filled by Mar 1, 2017.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.  <http://www.birdconservancy.org/><http://www.birdconservancy.org/>  Location: Wyoming (statewide) and eastern Idaho.  Duration: 10 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 7.  Application Deadline: 27 Feb 2017.  Description: The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking experienced field biologists to conduct point counts throughout the state of Wyoming and in eastern Idaho. The position will run from approximately May 15th thru mid-July. Successful candidates must be able to attend a week-long, mandatory, paid training beginning on or around May 15th. Surveys are located on both public and private lands including within scenic areas such as the Red Desert, Shoshone and Bridger-Teton National Forests, Devil's Tower National Monument, as well as Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Upon the successful completion of training, technicians will work both independently (approximately -+ of the season) and with a partner (approximately -+ of the season) conducting bird surveys. The work schedule is typically 10 days on and 4 days off; however, alternative schedules may be considered on a case by case basis. Technicians must be able to identify all bird species found in Wyoming by sight and sound upon completion of training, and should expect to hike long distances off-trail in steep and rugged terrain on a regular basis. Primitive camping, often without phone service or facilities, and some overnight backcountry travel to survey remote road-less areas will be required. Completion of job duties may require long days in the field periodically. These positions represent an excellent opportunity to explore some of the most wild and scenic places in the lower 48 states while advancing avian conservation at regional scales. Please visit http://www.rmbo.org/v3/OurWork/Science_/BirdPopulationMonitoring/IntegratedMonitoringinBCRs%28IMBCR%29.aspx for additional information.  Qualifications: Applicants should be enthusiastic, physically fit, enjoy travel, and be willing to work long hours in the field. The successful applicant will need to be comfortable hiking and surveying in areas with potentially hazardous wildlife including rattlesnakes, black and grizzly bear, moose, and mountain lion. The ability to identify avian species that breed in Wyoming by sight and sound is required. A valid driver's license, proof of auto insurance, binoculars, camping gear, basic computer skills, a strong work ethic, and enthusiasm for conservation and conducting fieldwork are also necessary. Applicants should enjoy working independently and be a self-starter. Desired qualifications include prior experience conducting point count surveys, camping, long distance hiking, and navigating in the backcountry. Applicants with personal 4WD vehicles are encouraged to apply; however, the Bird Conservancy will rent vehicles for qualified applicants that do not possess 4WD vehicles and are at least 21 years old.  Compensation: Hourly wages will range from $13.25 - $15.50, depending upon experience. Employees can expect 80 hours of work per week with the possibility of some overtime. In addition to the hourly wage, reimbursement for project-related travel, some recreational travel, and approximately $100 per week in camping and lodging reimbursements will be provided.  To apply, please email a cover letter which describes your bird identification knowledge/ability/experience in detail, a resume, and three references as a single document to: NICK VANLANEN (EM: nick.vanlanen AT birdconservancy.org). I will begin reviewing applications on or around January 11th and positions will be filled as suitable applicants are found.

MARBLED MURRELET RESEARCH ASSISTANTS (16) at Oregon State University.  <http://people.forestry.oregonstate.edu/jim-rivers/><http://people.forestry.oregonstate.edu/jim-rivers/>  Location: Oregon Coast.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 16.  Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2017.  Description: Marbled Murrelet Research Assistants (16) are needed from 27 March – mid-August 2017 (start and end dates may be flexible) for a large-scale, collaborative investigation of breeding ecology on the federally threatened Marbled Murrelet in Oregon being led by Jim Rivers (http://people.forestry.oregonstate.edu/jim-rivers/), Kim Nelson, Matt Betts, and Dan Roby at Oregon State University. Fieldwork will take place in the rugged Coast Range Mountains and will require working long days in challenging field conditions, occasional hiking in the dark (sometimes over long distances), enduring inclement weather, and navigating through extremely difficult forest terrain. Housing and food will be provided. There is potential for one or more of these positions to lead to a master's student project. Two crew leaders, two aerial telemetry technicians, and eleven general field technicians are needed for a project consisting of the following elements: Element 1: A Marbled Murrelet demography study that includes: (1) tracking of murrelets using ground and aerial radio-telemetry along with automated telemetry stations to locate nesting areas and document space use and habitat selection, (2) conducting dawn surveys to pinpoint nest locations, (3) monitoring murrelet nests using remote camera systems to investigate breeding success, and (4) testing new technologies to aid in murrelet nest discovery. Element 2: A Marbled Murrelet conspecific attraction study that includes: (1) using song meters and vocalization playback to test the efficacy of attracting murrelets to suitable but unoccupied habitat, (2) conducting dawn surveys to confirm murrelet occupancy.  Qualifications: Applicants should have a B.S. degree in wildlife biology or a related field and a minimum of 2 years of field experience (2 summer jobs = 2 years of experience). Preference will be given to candidates with prior Marbled Murrelet, radio-telemetry, and song meter/vocalization playback research experience, along with extensive field experience and experience in the forests of the Pacific Northwest. In addition, successful applicants will be self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, be in top physical condition, be able to work harmoniously in a group living situation, have a clean driving record and a valid driver's license, be able to maintain a positive disposition under challenging field conditions, and a proven track record of working in a safe, efficient, and cooperative manner in a team setting.  Compensation: Salaries are $12-18/hour based on prior experience. Housing and food are provided. Crew teams will be stationed in field houses on the Oregon Coast between Lincoln City and Yachats. Crew members will be assigned to teams based on prior experience but all teams will work in close coordination with one another throughout the season.  To apply: Applicants should create a single PDF or MS-Word file that contains (1) a cover letter indicating which position you are applying for specifically addressing your qualifications as they relate to the duties and qualifications described in the position description; (2) a full-length resume or CV; and (3) the names and contact information (email, telephone, and mail) of three references who may be contacted; this document should be emailed to LINDSAY ADREAN (EM: osumamujobs AT gmail.com) with "MAMU Research Assistant Application 2017" in the subject line. Questions may be addressed to the same email. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis.

SOUTHWESTERN WILLOW FLYCATCHER FIELD TECHNICIANS at SWCA Environmental Consultants.  https://careers-swca.icims.com/jobs/9851/southwestern-willow-flycatcher-field-technicians/job  Location: Flagstaff, Arizona, United States, 86001.  Duration: Start date for all positions is early May 2017 and is non-negotiable; end dates range from late July to mid-August 2017.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: 9.  Description: 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. 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. SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record's Top 200 Environmental Firms.  Qualifications:  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.  Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/qrvmk9hzj4  If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email (EM: accommodations AT swca.com) or call (PH: 800-828-8517). This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response. EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

RIPARIAN SONGBIRD SURVEY TECHNICIAN at Southern Sierra Research Station.  <http://www.southernsierraresearch.org/><http://www.southernsierraresearch.org/>  Location: Weldon, CA.  Duration: 5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2017.  Description: The Southern Sierra Research Station (SSRS) is looking for one seasonal full-time field technician in Weldon, California. Primary duties will involve work on a riparian restoration project on the South Fork Kern River, Kern County, CA, which is located in the foothills of the southern Sierra Nevada. The technician will conduct avian surveys and monitor other songbirds to assess response to restoration efforts. This work includes avian point counts, spot mapping, single species surveys (Willow Flycatcher and Yellow-billed Cuckoo), and vegetation sampling. Data entry and proofing will also be a main job duty. As this is an ongoing restoration project, the technician may also assist in restoration work such as watering of native vegetation and removal of weeds and non-native vegetation. The applicant is expected to work well as a team member, and independently, to accomplish project tasks on schedule. The technician will also have opportunities to work on other projects and will be expected to take on responsibilities that are not directly related to the main research project including brown-headed cowbird trap checking, Flammulated Owl nest box checking, and assistance on a MAPS station.  Qualifications needed include experience identifying western birds by sight and sound, familiarity with western flora, a valid driver's license, and attention to detail is a must. Training for all survey protocols will be provided, but prior bird identification skills required. Applicants must be in good physical condition, as long hours in the field will be required in sometimes difficult terrain.  Compensation: The positions will last from mid-May to late-August. Start and end dates are somewhat flexible. Housing and work vehicles are provided and salaries are $1,900-$2,100/month for Assistants, according to experience.  To Apply: Applicants should email a single file (word or pdf) which includes 1) a cover letter stating their interest in the position and dates of availability, 2) a resume, and 3) names and contact information (email and phone) of three references to: JENNA STANEK at the following email address: (EM: jobs.ssrs AT gmail.com). Please include your name in the file name of your attachment (e.g. Darwin_C_application.doc). The Southern Sierra Research Station (www.southernsierraresearch.org<http://www.southernsierraresearch.org>) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

SOUTHWESTERN WILLOW FLYCATCHER FIELD ASSISTANTS at Southern Sierra Research Station.  <http://www.southernsierraresearch.org/><http://www.southernsierraresearch.org/>  Location: Weldon, CA.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 3.  Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2017.  Description: hers (WIFL) along the South Fork of the Kern River in southern California. The study aims to understand factors affecting population dynamics and breeding success of this endangered subspecies. We also anticipate opportunities for field assistants to assist in Kern Yellow-billed Cuckoo research. The study site is situated in the foothills of the southern Sierra Nevada. Assistants will participate in WIFL population surveys, nest searching, target netting, resighting color-banded birds, cowbird trapping, vegetation sampling, and data entry and proofing. Probable cuckoo work involves conducting cuckoo surveys, assisting in banding, and nest searching. The field assistants will also have opportunities to work on other projects and will be expected to take on responsibilities that are not directly related to the main research project. Some of these activities may include Flammulated Owl nest box checking, riparian restoration work (removal of weeds and non-native vegetation), and assistance on a MAPS station.  Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in biology or a related discipline and a valid driver's license. Preferred skills include experience in bird monitoring and/or identification of southwestern U.S. riparian birds, however, enthusiasm for fieldwork, persistence, and ability to deal with hard field conditions (extreme heat, rough, uneven terrain) are more important than past experience or specific knowledge. All applicants must be able to work independently and as part of a team.  Compensation: The positions will last from mid-May to late-August. Start and end dates are somewhat flexible. Housing and work vehicles are provided and salaries are $1,500-$1,800/month for Assistants, according to experience.  To Apply: Applicants should email a single file (word or pdf) which includes 1) cover letter stating their interest in the position, dates of availability, 2) a resume, and 3) names and contact information (email and phone) of three references to: MARY WHITFIELD at the following email address: (EM: jobs.ssrs AT gmail.com). Please include your name in the file name of your attachment (e.g. Darwin_C_application.doc). The Southern Sierra Research Station (www.southernsierraresearch.org<http://www.southernsierraresearch.org>) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

GRAD ASSISTANT at University of Nebraska Kearney.  <http://www.unk.edu/academics/biology/faculty/nate_bickford.php><http://www.unk.edu/academics/biology/faculty/nate_bickford.php>  Location: Kearney, NE.  Duration: 2 year.  Job Type: Student.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017.  Description: The Conservation and Sustainability Lab at University of Nebraska Kearney is seeking a Masters student interested in raptor community dynamics and the impacts agriculture imparts to community behavior which will include natural and/or managed systems in the Northwest and Midwest, USA.  Qualifications: Prospective students should have: a degree in environmental science, ecology, biology or related discipline and experience in ecology and/or GIS, either through courses or work. Applicants must have excellent English writing and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to work with and lead a research team, are essential. A minimum GRE score of 290 and 3.0 undergraduate GPA required.  Compensation: Prospective students interested in raptor ecology, community ecology are encouraged to apply. Funding for a 9-month teaching assistantship ($10,100) and tuition remission is available for a minimum of two years, pending satisfactory progress. The student will be expected to apply for additional external funding, must maintain a 3.0 GPA, and will teach general biology labs for non-majors.  To Apply: Application Process: Start date August 2017 Please send CV, cover letter, names and contact addresses of three references to Dr. NATE BICKFORD (EM: bickfordna AT unk.edu).

AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS at Intermountain Bird Observatory/Boise State University.  <https://ibo.boisestate.edu/><https://ibo.boisestate.edu/>  Location: Idaho, Utah.  Duration: ~2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 14.  Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017.  Description: Avian Point Count Technicians (14) needed for a study of breeding birds across Idaho and Utah (mid-May to mid-July) with the Intermountain Bird Observatory at Boise State University. Duties consist of standardized point count surveys, vegetation surveys, and data entry using Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) protocol. Technicians will identify hundreds of bird species while traveling across a wide variety of habitats including, but not limited to grassland, sagebrush steppe, riparian, pinyon-juniper, montane forest, and alpine.  Qualifications include: – Ability to identify 200+ species of Western birds by sight and PRIMARILY by sound – Ability to work independently (alone GëÑ90% of the time) for the duration of the field season – Strong physical and mental endurance to complete 1 survey per day per 10-day hitch – Ability to navigate off-trail in remote, densely-vegetated, steep and rugged landscapes using topographical maps and GPS units – Willingness to work in landscapes occupied by apex predators and venomous animals (bears, mountain lions, rattlesnakes, etc.) – Ability to carefully navigate rough roads in a 4WD vehicle – Strong interpersonal skills to communicate and work effectively with private landowners, fellow technicians and the program manager – Careful and accurate data collection/entry/management – Technicians must provide their own backpacking/camping gear; multi-day, solo backpacking trips may be required.  Compensation: This is a fulltime position for the duration of the project (May-July). Hourly pay rate is $12-$14/hr DOE (PLUS a per Diem which amounts to an additional ~$1,000 over the season). Surveying requires EXTENSIVE driving between sites on both paved and dirt roads. Technicians must have a valid driver's license and EITHER use their personal 4WD vehicle (work-related mileage will be reimbursed at the standard state rate) OR IBO can provide a rental SUV. There may be opportunities during the field season for technicians to experience other IBO projects (woodpeckers, curlews, etc.).  To apply: email a single pdf document that includes a one-page cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position, your resume, and three professional references to JEREMY HALKA (EM: jeremyhalka AT boisestate.edu). Please put "2017 IMBCR Tech" in the subject line. Please include in your cover letter your dates of availability and if you are most interested in working in Idaho, Utah, or both. Positions will be filled as soon as suitable applicants are found.

USFWS SHOREBIRD INTERN at US Fish & Wildlife Service - Stewart B. McKinney NWR.  <https://www.fws.gov/refuge/stewart_b_mckinney/><https://www.fws.gov/refuge/stewart_b_mckinney/>  Location: Westbrook, CT.  Duration: 13 weeks.  Job Type: Intern.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 17 Feb 2017.  Description: Stewart B. McKinney NWR is looking for a qualified individual to be our 2017 Shorebird Intern. This person will help monitor piping plover, least tern, American oystercatcher, and other shorebirds on the Refuge as well as on State and private lands. Duties include nest searching, patrolling nesting areas, talking with/educating the public, assisting with fencing/signage/exclosures, reporting on nest/chick productivity, entering data in various ways, conducting an inventory & monitoring survey to identify Refuge shorebird predators, and managing trail cameras for this study. The shorebird intern will also contact our island keepers and get regular updates on any shorebirds they have observed on the islands. Additionally, this intern may be required to visit the islands to survey/monitor which may include an overnight stay on the island in rustic housing. The shorebird intern will work in teams (with Refuge staff, State employees, and non-profit affiliates) and independently. He/She will need to drive a Refuge vehicle to and from monitoring sites (including large trucks), work in inclement weather conditions such as high muggy heat, be physically fit enough to walk miles on beaches in the sun and carry fence/sign posts.  Qualifications: Applicants must have the ability to perform the physical duties of the position including being able to work in all kinds of weather and over different types of terrain. Applicants must be able to work with minimal supervision, be very independent and easy-going, be able to work with the public of all ages in a professional manner, and possess a valid U. S. driver's license. Previous experience with shorebird monitoring, environmental education, interpretation, field work, data collection, and wildlife identification is preferred.  Compensation: A small living allowance of $190.00/week and shared housing (if needed) will be provided.  To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least 3 professional references (must include email and phone number) by February 17, 1017 via email to: (EM: Kristina_Vagos AT fws.gov). In the subject line, please enter "Shorebird Intern" and the first letter of your first name followed by your full last name. All application material should be titled similarly. Please do not send applications by mail.

FALKNER ISLAND TERN COLONY CREW MEMBER at U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Stewart B. McKinney NWR.  <https://www.fws.gov/refuge/stewart_b_mckinney/><https://www.fws.gov/refuge/stewart_b_mckinney/>  Location: Falkner Island - Guilford, CT.  Duration: 13 weeks.  Job Type: Intern.  Number of Openings: 3.  Application Deadline: 17 Feb 2017.  Description: Duties include but are not limited to: monitoring productivity of roseate and common tern, banding tern chicks, finding nests in rocky areas, re-sighting fledglings and adults from field blinds, keeping accurate, organized, and detailed data/field notes, doing light maintenance, participating in non-lethal predator management, operating/maintaining small watercraft and associated vehicles, and educating the public. Responsibilities may vary due to the strengths of individuals. Details: Internships will begin on May 22nd and continue until the middle of August. The position involves working long hours, nights, weekends, and holidays. Schedules will be around 40 hours per week, but will vary frequently in the length of day and start time. Days off may not be consecutive. Staff will live in the research station on the island with other refuge staff for most of the field season. There is no heat or running water in the station, but there is solar electricity. Interns will have free dormitory style housing at Refuge headquarters in Westbrook, CT on their days off. Training will be provided including the DOI's Motorboat Operator Certification Course.  Qualifications: Previous bird banding experience is necessary – banding experience with seabirds will give preference. Applicants must have the ability to perform the physical duties of the position including being able to walk on uneven, rocky embankments with field equipment in all kinds of weather and work in areas with poison ivy. Applicants must be able to work with minimal supervision, be very independent, easy-going, be able to work with the public of all ages in a professional manner, and possess a valid U.S. driver's license. Intern will need to drive personal vehicle to and from dock. Additional experience with beach nesting birds, field work in a field camp setting, data collection, bird identification, waterfowl hunting, and an academic background in wildlife biology, zoology, environmental science or a related field are preferred.  Compensation: A small living allowance of $190.00/week will be provided.  To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least 3 references (must include email and phone number) by February 17th, 2017 via email to: (EM: Kristina_Vagos AT fws.gov). In the subject line, please enter "Falkner Intern" and the first letter of your first name followed by your full last name. All application material should be titled similarly. Please do not send applications by mail.

SEABIRD RESEARCH INTERN at Audubon Seabird Restoration Program.  <http://projectpuffin.audubon.org><http://projectpuffin.audubon.org>  Location: Islands in southern and mid-coast Maine.  Duration: ~May 25-Aug 15.  Job Type: Intern.  Number of Openings: 5-6.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  Description: Audubon manages seven island research stations off the coast of Maine that are nesting sanctuaries for Arctic, Common, Roseate, and Least Terns, Atlantic Puffins, Black Guillemots, Razorbills, Laughing Gulls, Common Eiders, Leach's Storm-Petrels, and wading birds (species vary by island). Interns will gain direct experience with a variety of field skills, including, but not limited to: monitoring seabird populations, productivity, and growth; conducting seabird diet studies; banding and resighting birds; removing invasive vegetation; educating island visitors; assisting with predator management; data entry and proofing; and camp maintenance. Living and working on offshore islands are required. At each island, a cabin or wall tent serves as the base of field operations, and field team members sleep in their own tents. Island field stations have limited electricity (solar panels power research needs), propane stoves, composting toilets, and no running water. Field teams will spend the entire field season living on island. Teams working on inshore islands (3 of the 7 islands) will have the ability to go ashore (about every 1-2 weeks) to procure food and supplies for the field station. On offshore islands, food and supplies will be delivered approximately every two weeks.  Qualifications: Previous field experience is helpful but not required. Applicants should have a desire to participate in seabird research, live in a remote and rustic environment, and learn new field skills. Applications from recent graduates and college students enrolled in biology or related fields are encouraged. Applicants must be in excellent physical condition (capable of climbing over rugged terrain and slippery rocks and able to lift approximately 50 lbs.) and have wilderness camping experience; Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to get along with people of diverse backgrounds; Capable of working long hours outdoors in variable weather conditions; Must be able to sit in a small blind for three hours and maintain focus on data collection; A sense of humor, willingness to learn, dedication to wildlife conservation, and interest in seabirds and isolated islands; Must provide own binoculars, tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad.  Compensation: The internship is unpaid. Food is provided, as well as housing when on the mainland and camping space on the islands.  To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references with contact information to (EM: srp.seabird AT gmail.com). Applications are accepted through Feb. 15. For questions regarding the positions contact PAULA SHANNON (EM: pshannon AT audubon.org). For further information on the Seabird Restoration Program and research islands, visit http://projectpuffin.audubon.org/island-research-program.

SEABIRD RESEARCH ASSISTANT at Audubon Seabird Restoration Program.  <http://projectpuffin.audubon.org><http://projectpuffin.audubon.org>  Location: Islands in southern and mid-coast Maine.  Duration: variable by site: early/mid/late May to mid/late August.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 5-7.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  Description: Audubon manages seven island research stations off the coast of Maine that are nesting sanctuaries for Arctic, Common, Roseate, and Least Terns, Atlantic Puffins, Black Guillemots, Razorbills, Laughing Gulls, Common Eiders, Leach's Storm-Petrels, and wading birds (species vary by island). Work includes, but is not limited to: monitoring seabird populations, productivity, and growth; conducting seabird diet studies; banding and resighting birds; removing invasive vegetation; educating island visitors; assisting with predator management; data entry and proofing; and camp maintenance. Living and working on offshore islands are required. At each island, a cabin or wall tent serves as the base of field operations, and field team members sleep in their own tents. Island field stations have limited electricity (solar panels power research needs), propane stoves, composting toilets, and no running water. Field teams will spend the entire field season living on island. Teams working on inshore islands (3 of the 7 islands) will have the ability to go ashore (about every 1-2 weeks) to procure food and supplies for the field station. On offshore islands, food and supplies will be delivered approximately every two weeks.  Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (or upper level undergraduate) in biology or a related field, with at least one full season of previous avian field experience. Must be in excellent physical condition (capable of climbing over rugged terrain and slippery rocks and able to lift approximately 50 lbs.) and have wilderness camping experience; Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to get along with people of diverse backgrounds; Capable of working long hours outdoors in variable weather conditions; Must be able to sit in a small blind for three hours and maintain focus on data collection; A sense of humor, willingness to learn, dedication to wildlife conservation, and interest in seabirds and isolated islands; Previous experience with bird banding, rowing, and hunting/trapping are helpful; Must provide own binoculars, tent, sleeping pad, and sleeping bag.  Compensation: $315-350/week (dependent on available funding). Food is provided, as well as housing when on the mainland/camping space on the islands.  To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references with contact information via Audubon's career website: http://www.audubon.org/audubon-career-center (search words: seabird, Maine). Applications are accepted through Feb. 15, but hiring will begin in late-January and continue until all positions are filled. For questions regarding the positions contact PAULA SHANNON (EM: pshannon AT audubon.org). For further information on the Seabird Restoration Program and research islands, visit http://projectpuffin.audubon.org/island-research-program.

SEABIRD ISLAND SUPERVISOR at Audubon Seabird Restoration Program.  <http://projectpuffin.audubon.org><http://projectpuffin.audubon.org>  Location: Islands in southern and mid-coast Maine.  Duration: early/mid May to mid/late August.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 7.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  Description: Audubon manages seven island research stations off the coast of Maine that are nesting sanctuaries for Arctic, Common, Roseate, and Least Terns, Atlantic Puffins, Black Guillemots, Razorbills, Laughing Gulls, Common Eiders, Leach's Storm-Petrels, and wading birds (species vary by island). Work includes, but is not limited to: Managing multiple concurrent seabird research projects; training and supervising Research Assistants, interns, and volunteers; creating daily work schedules; monitoring seabird populations, productivity, and growth; conducting seabird diet studies; banding and resighting birds; removing invasive vegetation; educating island visitors; conducting predator management; data entry and proofing; camp maintenance; and coordinating logistics with mainland staff. Living and working on offshore islands are required. At each island, a cabin or wall tent serves as the base of field operations, and field team members sleep in their own tents. Island field stations have limited electricity (solar panels power research needs), propane stoves, composting toilets, and no running water. Field teams will spend the entire field season living on island. Supervisors working on inshore islands (3 of the 7 islands) will have the ability to go ashore (about every 1-2 weeks) to procure food and supplies for the field station. Inshore Island Supervisors must possess a valid driver's license, and a personal vehicle is desirable. On offshore islands, food and supplies will be delivered approximately every two weeks.  Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in biology or related field and several seasons of experience with avian fieldwork. Must be in excellent physical condition (capable of climbing over rugged terrain and slippery rocks and able to lift approximately 50 lbs.) and have wilderness camping experience. Bird banding experience is required. Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to get along with people of diverse backgrounds. Capable of working long hours outdoors in variable weather conditions. Comfortable on the water in small boats; rowing experience is helpful. For supervisors on inshore islands, experience operating small motorboats is required, and a personal vehicle may be necessary for these positions. Supervisors on offshore islands will not operate motorboats. Experience with the following: spotting scopes, binoculars, bird banding equipment, camping equipment (e.g. tents, composting toilets, etc), basic hand tools (e.g. hammer, drill driver, etc). A sense of humor, dedication to wildlife conservation, and passion for seabirds and isolated islands. Desirable: Previous experience leading and training field crews; Experience with predator control, hunting and/or trapping; Experience with the following: outboard engine care/basic maintenance, solar power systems, and VHF radios. Must provide own binoculars, tent, sleeping pad, and sleeping bag.  Compensation: $455-600/week (depending on site assignment and experience), plus food and housing when on the mainland/camping space on the islands.  To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references with contact information via Audubon's career website: www.audubon.org/audubon-career-center<http://www.audubon.org/audubon-career-center> (search words: seabird, Maine). Applications are accepted through Feb. 15, but hiring will begin in mid-January and continue until all positions are filled. For questions regarding the positions contact PAULA SHANNON (EM: pshannon AT audubon.org). For further information on the Seabird Restoration Program and research islands, visit http://projectpuffin.audubon.org/island-research-program.

RED-COCKADED WOODPECKER FIELD TECHNICIAN at Virginia Tech.  Location: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 08 Jan 2017.  Description: From February – April, the technician will assist a PhD student studying dispersal behavior of endangered Red-cockaded Woodpeckers (RCWs) at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Duties will include capturing, following and observing juvenile woodpecker social behavior using radio-telemetry, GPS, and spotting scopes. From May-July, the technician will assist with monitoring the population of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers. The technician should have experience banding both adult and nestling birds, reading color bands, and identifying birds by sight and sound. The technician must be able to walk up to 6 miles per day, carry up to 50 pounds and have the ability to climb 50+ feet using Swedish ladders. Experience using a 4 X 4 vehicle, GPS, navigating with a map and compass, and using Microsoft Word, Excel, Access databases and ARC View are recommended. The study site is Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, an extremely active military base located on the coast of North Carolina, in beautiful longleaf pine forests, with a variety of pocosins and pitcher plant bogs. Housing (fully furnished house shared with the PhD student) and a field vehicle will be provided.  Qualifications: All applicants must have field experience working with birds and should have experience using radio-telemetry. Ideal candidates will have, 1) a Bachelors or Masters degree in biology, wildlife or another similar topic, 2) experience working with RCWs, including banding both adult and nestlings, 3) experience using radio-telemetry with small birds, 4) the ability to re-sight unique color-bands quickly and accurately, 5) experience navigating through undeveloped forest habitat using GPS, compass, and maps, 6) be well organized and responsible while recording field data and observations and 7) have good time management practices. Work will be performed both independently and in close association with coworkers. Days will be long and begin before dawn, and temperatures may range from one extreme to the other. The technician will often be required to work >40 hrs per week. Applicants must have a clean and valid driver's license, and be able to pass a background check.  Compensation: A salary/stipend of $11/hr or $440/week will be provided.  To Apply: Please send a cover letter detailing your relevant experience, resume, and contact information for 3 references by email to LEAH NOVAK (EM: ldnov AT vt.edu), PhD student in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg VA.

NORTHERN SPOTTED OWL MONITORING TECHNICIAN at Point Blue Conservation Science.  <http://www.pointblue.org><http://www.pointblue.org>  Location: Marin County, CA.  Duration: 4.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 03 Jan 2017.  Description: Technician needed from March 1 to July 15, 2017, to assist in the Northern Spotted Owl monitoring project at Point Blue Conservation Science (formerly PRBO) on the California coast, in Marin County. We have been studying this dense breeding population of Northern Spotted Owls since 1997. Fieldwork includes determining site occupancy, nesting status, and reproductive success at long-term sites and at new locations. The technician is also responsible for data entry and verification. The technician will work closely with the project leader and an intern, but much of the work will be independent. Any use of personal vehicles for work will be reimbursed.  Qualifications: Previous experience working with spotted owls is highly desirable. The position requires driving four-wheel-drive vehicles on fire roads at night and navigating steep terrain to access survey sites. Orienteering skills, including the use of maps, compass, and handheld GPS units, are essential. Applicants should have good hearing abilities, and have the ability to traverse long distances through steep and uneven terrain with some poison oak. A strong interest in birds and conservation, self-motivation, a sense of humor, and the desire to spend long hours in the field and office are required. The field schedule is variable and involves working at night and during the day. Participants must be able to work independently as well as with a partner. A functioning pair of binoculars is required. Applicants will need a driver's license, personal vehicle, and current proof of insurance (preference may be given to applicants with AWD or 4WD).  Compensation: Compensation is $15/hour, including overtime pay according to California State law. Overtime hours will be a regular part of this position. Field housing is provided.  To Apply: Submit applications by January 3, 2017 via email including a letter of interest describing previous experience with field research, a resume, and contact information for three references to RENÉE CORMIER (EM: rcormier AT pointblue.org; PH: 415-868-0655 ext. 416). Point Blue is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, disability status of an otherwise qualified individual, membership or application for membership in an uniformed service, or membership in any other class protected by applicable law and will make reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities to complete the application and/or participate in the interview process.

SEASONAL FIELD TECHNICIAN FOR SEABIRD ECOLOGY, RESTORATION, AND MANAGEMENT PROJECT at Oregon State University.  <http://www.birdresearchnw.org.><http://www.birdresearchnw.org.>  Location: Pasco, Washington.  Duration: March 06 to July 31, 2017.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 08 Jan 2017.  Description: The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University anticipates funding for a Seasonal Field Technician within a large-scale and long-term Seabird Ecology, Restoration, and Management 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 the successful candidate can expect to learn a great deal about seabird biology and management. Further information about the project can be viewed at www.birdresearchnw.org<http://www.birdresearchnw.org>. LOCATION: Pasco, Washington with field work to be conducted on islands on the Mid-Columbia River and at reservoirs on the Columbia Plateau DATES: Full time seasonal position with a preferred start date of March 6, 2017. Anticipated end date is July 31, 2017. DUTIES: Primary duties will be to assist with monitoring and implementing components of the Inland Avian Predation Management Plan to reduce Caspian Tern predation on ESA-listed salmonids in the Columbia River system. The Field Technicians will collaborate with project staff and partners to monitor breeding colonies of Caspian terns. Although the emphasis of this position will be to conduct colony monitoring, assisting with some management (active hazing and installation of passive dissuasion materials) to deter Caspian tern breeding at Potholes Reservoir, WA will be required at times. The position will require the collection of field data by visiting known and potential breeding sites that are part of the tern management plan. Specific duties will include boating to tern islands, monitoring the presence of terns, using optics to collect colony counts and breeding activity data, entering data on tablet PCs and computers, maintaining field equipment, and ensuring adherence to applicable protocols and research permits. The selected individual will communicate directly with the Field Crew Lead and with Research Coordinators and other lead project staff as needed. Field based components of the position will require working extended hours (including nights and weekends), often in suboptimal conditions (wet, cold, windy, or hot). Field work is physically strenuous and may involve crawling on knees, bending over or stooping, and sitting for long periods of time while using binoculars and spotting scopes. All duties must be performed with a high degree of quality, uniformity, and timeliness. The Field Technician must work as part of a team and will be required to live and work in close quarters and in isolated settings. Camping at island field sites may be required when assisting with dissuasion activities. In addition to the duties listed above, all technicians will assist with field site maintenance which can be physically demanding at times.  Qualifications: REQUIREMENTS: A degree in Wildlife Science or a related field, previous field experience is desired. Applicants must possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license. The position will be paid through a temporary hiring agency and the successful candidate will be required to pass a background check. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a strong interest in avian ecology and wildlife management, and be comfortable working on small boats. Current Department of Interior motor boat operator certification (MOCC) is a plus. Preference will be given for knowledge of boat operation.  Compensation: SALARY: $2,200 per month; housing and a food allowance will be provided.  To Apply: APPLICATIONS: A complete application must consist of an attached SINGLE DOCUMENT (Word or PDF) containing: (1) a 1-page cover letter addressing your 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_PascoFieldTech. MS word files preferred. For full consideration apply by January 8, 2017. SUBMIT TO: Peter Loschl and Tim Lawes at (EM: avian.jobs AT oregonstate.edu) with subject line: 2017 Pasco Field Technician 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.

SEASONAL CREW LEADER FOR SEABIRD ECOLOGY, RESTORATION, AND MANAGEMENT PROJECT at Oregon State University.  <http://www.birdresearchnw.org.><http://www.birdresearchnw.org.>  Location: Pasco, Washington.  Duration: March 06 to July 31, 2017.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 08 Jan 2017.  Description: The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University anticipates funding for a Seasonal Crew Leader within a large-scale and long-term Seabird Ecology, Restoration, and Management 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 the successful candidate can expect to learn a great deal about seabird biology and management. Further information about the project can be viewed at www.birdresearchnw.org<http://www.birdresearchnw.org>. LOCATION: Pasco, Washington with field work to be conducted on islands on the Mid-Columbia River and at reservoirs on the Columbia Plateau DATES: Full-time seasonal position with a preferred start date of March 6, 2017. Anticipated end date is July 31, 2017. DUTIES: Primary duties will be to assist with monitoring and implementing components of the Inland Avian Predation Management Plan to reduce Caspian Tern predation on ESA-listed salmonids in the Columbia River system. The Crew Leader will coordinate daily field crew activities, relay detailed instructions to crew member(s), collect data, monitor data collection and adherence to data collection protocols by the field technician(s), prepare weekly reports, communicate with field coordinators and principal investigators, and make quick decisions in response to unforeseen or changing situations. The Crew Leader will act as a liaison to property owners or managers and ensure proper care and maintenance of field equipment and crew rental housing. The position will require the collection of field data by visiting known and potential breeding sites that are part of the tern management plan. Specific duties will include boating to tern islands, monitoring the presence of terns, using optics to collect colony counts and breeding activity data, entering data on tablet PCs and computers, maintaining field equipment, and ensuring adherence to applicable protocols and research permits. Field based components of the position will require working extended hours (including nights and weekends), often in suboptimal conditions (wet, cold, windy, or hot). Field work is physically strenuous and may involve crawling on knees, bending over or stooping, and sitting for long periods of time while using binoculars and spotting scopes. The Crew Leader will direct the work of field technician(s) to ensure all duties are performed with a high degree of quality, uniformity, and timeliness. The Crew Leader must work as a team and will be required to live and work in close quarters and in isolated settings. Camping at island field sites may be required when assisting with dissuasion activities. In addition to the duties listed above, the Crew Lead will assist with field site maintenance which can be physically demanding at times. Although the main field research emphasis of this position will be to conduct Caspian tern colony monitoring, assisting with some management (active hazing and installation of passive dissuasion materials) to deter Caspian tern breeding at Potholes Reservoir, WA will be required at times.  Qualifications: REQUIREMENTS: For full consideration, applicants must possess and maintain a current, valid Driver's License and have boat handling and operation experience, supervisory experience, and knowledge of seabird biology. The position will be paid through a temporary hiring agency and the successful candidate will be required to pass a background check. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a strong interest in avian ecology and wildlife management, and be comfortable working on small boats. Current Department of Interior motor boat operator certification (MOCC) is a plus. Preference will be given for prior supervisory experience involving avian research and monitoring, experience conducting wildlife management, professional field experience involving boat operation, knowledge of seabird behavior, and possession of at least a bachelor's degree in Wildlife Science or a related field.  Compensation: SALARY: $2,500 - $2,700 per month depending on experience; housing and a food allowance will be provided.  To Apply: APPLICATIONS: A complete application must consist of an attached SINGLE DOCUMENT (Word or PDF) containing: (1) a 1-page cover letter addressing your 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_PascoCrewLead. 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: 2017 Pasco Crew Leader 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.

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