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MAPS BANDER-IN-CHARGE 2017 at Owl Moon Environmental Inc. <www.owlmoon.ca<http://www.owlmoon.ca>> Location: Fort McMurray Alberta and Region. Duration: 3 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: Up to 6. Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2017. Description: Owl Moon Environmental Inc. (OMEI; http://www.owlmoon.ca) together with The Institute for Bird Populations (IBP; www.birdpop.org<http://www.birdpop.org>) are seeking up to six Banders-in-Charge (BIC); the number and availability of positions is dependent on confirmation of project funding. The BIC will be responsible for establishment and operation of a network of mist-netting and banding stations in the oil sands region near Fort McMurray, Alberta, for the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) program (http://www.birdpop.org/maps.htm). Positions extend from May 8 through August 8 2017. Successful candidates will lead a crew of 2-3 banders and will supervise, guide, and provide advanced training to Assistant Banders on bird-banding, aging and sexing of birds, and banding station operations. Demonstrated leadership skills, attention to detail, adherence to safety requirements, and tolerance of long and sometimes difficult field days that begin before dawn, and an ability to supervise and maintain a healthy team atmosphere are required. BIC's will adhere to safety and industrial site requirements for working in this region. Qualifications: Successful applicants will have advanced skills in mist-netting, bird banding, identifying, ageing and sexing of landbirds in the hand, ability to identify birds by song, operation of a banding station, and data management, and either hold or qualify to hold a CWS bird-banding subpermit. NABC certification and previous experience with the MAPS protocol would be very useful assets. A completed Bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, or zoology (or equivalent) will be necessary for U.S. citizens to meet requirements for entry into, and working in Canada. Applicants from other countries must possess the required work visas. Applicants must hold a current, valid Alberta Class 5 driver's licence (or equivalent), allowing them to drive (4x4 truck) in Alberta. Compensation: BIC's will be employees of OMEI, and will receive payment of between CA$3,500 and CA$4,250 per month, depending on experience and field housing arrangements. BIC's completing the season adequately and responsibly and adhering to all required safety protocols will receive a lump-sum bonus of CA$2,500 at the conclusion of the program. Accommodation will be provided. No health or other benefits beyond those described herein will be included. To Apply: Applications must include a cover letter, resume, driver's abstract, and the name and contact information of three persons as references. Applications will be received until all positions are filled, but no later than February 28, 2017. To apply or receive further information please contact LIZ LADE (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> PH: 403-542-2311).
MAPS ASSISTANT BANDER 2017 at Owl Moon Environmental Inc. <http://www.owlmoon.ca><http://www.owlmoon.ca> Location: Fort McMurray Alberta and Region. Duration: 3 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: Up to 6. Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2017. Description: Owl Moon Environmental Inc. (OMEI; http://www.owlmoon.ca) together with The Institute for Bird Populations (IBP; http://www.birdpop.org) are seeking up to six Assistant Banders; the number and availability of positions is dependent on confirmation of project funding. The Assistant Bander will assist in the establishment and operation of a network of mist-netting and banding stations in the oil sands region near Fort McMurray, Alberta, for the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) program (http://www.birdpop.org/maps.htm). Positions extend from May 8 through August 8 2017. Successful candidates will be tolerant of long and sometimes difficult field days that begin before dawn, and help maintain a healthy team atmosphere. Assistant Banders will adhere to safety and industrial site requirements for working in this region. Applicants must hold a current, valid Alberta Class 5 driver's licence (or equivalent), allowing them to drive (4x4 truck) in Alberta. Qualifications: Prior banding experience and an ability to identify birds by sight and song are required. Completion of a Bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, zoology, environmental studies or equivalent will be an asset; a completed Bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, or zoology (or equivalent) will be necessary for U.S. citizens to meet requirements for entry into, and working in Canada. Applicants from other countries must possess the required work visas. Compensation: Assistant Banders will be employees of OMEI, and will receive payment of between CA$2,500 and CA$3,250 per month, depending on experience and field housing arrangements. Assistant Banders completing the season adequately and responsibly and adhering to all required safety protocols will receive a lump-sum bonus of CA$2,500 at the conclusion of the program. Accommodation will be provided. No health or other benefits beyond those described herein will be included. To Apply: Applications must include a cover letter, resume, driver's abstract, and the name and contact information of three persons as references. Applications will be received until all positions are filled, but no later than February 28, 2017. To apply or receive further information please contact LIZ LADE (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> PH: 403-542-2311).
FOREST BIRD TECHNICIAN at Audubon Louisiana - National Audubon Society. <http://la.audubon.org><http://la.audubon.org> Location: Baton Rouge, LA. Duration: 18 weeks. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 1. Application Deadline: 29 Jan 2017. Description: The Forest Bird Technician will support our research and conservation project to benefit Prothonotary Warblers and other bottomland hardwood forest songbirds. The goals of the program are to deploy nest boxes within suitable habitat to increase local nest success of forest songbirds, reduce predation risks, and reduce nest-parasitism by Brown-headed Cowbirds. The technician will help build, deploy and monitor these nest boxes, track nest success, band nestling and adult Prothonotary Warblers, and coordinate volunteer project days. The technician will also help relocate banded birds, retrieve geolocators that were deployed during the 2016 breeding season, and deploy additional geolocators and/or nanotags during 2017. The position will start on approximately 13 March 2016, and will require working a minimum of 40 hours per week over the course of 18 weeks. The position will require work to take place during early mornings, and late evenings and weekends as required. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Supervised by Audubon Louisiana's Avian Biologist, and working closely with our Director of Bird Conservation, the Forest Bird Intern will assist Audubon Louisiana staff to:**Monitor nesting activity and record detailed data on nest productivity **Band adults and nestlings, and record morphometric information **Resight color-banded birds and retrieve geolocators **Set up video cameras to record nestling provisioning **Enter data and prepare interim reports **Coordinate work duties with Audubon WINGs interns and volunteers **Engage local communities, organize volunteer events, and use social media to increase awareness of the need to protect a species of conservation concern **Help organize and facilitate nest box building workshops **Interact with citizen scientists and provide guidance in nest monitoring protocols **Plan and execute specific tasks, sometimes independently of a direct supervisor. Qualifications: **Must have or be working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Ornithology, Wildlife Biology, Natural Resource Ecology, or related field **Experience in monitoring birds **Nest searching, bird banding, and nest productivity monitoring **Knowledge of conservation methods in forested habitats, such as conservation easements and restoration techniques **Experience implementing new projects and engaging volunteers **Excellent interpersonal as well as written and oral communication skills **Self-motivated and reliable; ability to work unsupervised **Must have strong organizational skills and great attention to detail **Ability to both lead and work as a team **Must be comfortable interacting with the public and staff of multiple partner organizations **Must be willing to work long hours outside under physically demanding conditions (hot, humid, biting insects) **Proficiency using the Microsoft Office suite (e.g. Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint) **Must have a valid Driver's License and personal vehicle. Compensation: $12/hr. To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to: https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3037/forest-bird-technician/job Questions may be sent to KATIE PERCY (EM: kpercy AT audubon.org).
FOREST BIRD INTERN at Audubon Louisiana - National Audubon Society. <http://la.audubon.org><http://la.audubon.org> Location: Baton Rouge, LA. Duration: 12 weeks. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 05 Feb 2017. Description: The Forest Bird Intern will support our research and conservation project to benefit Prothonotary Warblers and other bottomland hardwood forest songbirds. The Forest Bird Intern will learn from experts in the field of conservation and avian ecology while gaining exposure to research, monitoring, and education techniques. This internship is a great opportunity to intimately study and protect a charismatic species of conservation concern. The goals of the program are to deploy nest boxes within suitable habitat to increase local nest success of forest songbirds, reduce predation risks, and reduce nest-parasitism by Brown-headed Cowbirds. The intern will help deploy and monitor these nest boxes, track nest success, band nestling and adult Prothonotary Warblers, and assist with volunteer project days and training citizen scientists. The internship will start on approximately 15 May 2017, and will require working a minimum of 20 hours per week over the course of 12 weeks. The position will require work to take place during early mornings, and late evenings and weekends as required. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Supervised by Audubon Louisiana's Avian Biologist, and working closely with our Director of Bird Conservation, the Forest Bird Intern will assist Audubon Louisiana staff to: **Construct and deploy nest boxes; **Monitor nesting activity and record detailed data on nest productivity; **Band adults and nestlings, and record morphometric information; **Set up video cameras to record nestling provisioning; **Enter data and prepare interim reports; **Engage local communities, organize volunteer events, and use social media to increase awareness of the need to protect a species of conservation concern. As a result of this internship experience, interns will gain: **Skills in bird identification, nest searching, bird banding, and nest productivity monitoring; **Experience implementing new projects and engaging volunteers; **Knowledge of conservation methods in forested habitats, such as conservation easements and restoration techniques; **Opportunities to make connections and learn from environmental professionals; **An understanding of the role of partnerships in conservation planning and implementation; **Knowledge of forest systems in southern Louisiana; **Experience in research, data analysis and writing; **Skills in planning and executing specific tasks in a professional environment. Qualifications: **Excellent interpersonal as well as written and oral communication skills; **Must be willing to work long hours outside under physically demanding conditions (hot, humid, biting insects); **Must be comfortable interacting with the public and staff of multiple partner organizations; **Must have strong organizational skills and great attention to detail. Compensation: Approximately $8/hr. To Apply: Please submit a Cover Letter, Resume, and Three References to: https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3036/science-intern/job Questions may be sent to KATIE PERCY (EM: kpercy AT audubon.org).
VOLUNTEER WHITE-EYE FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANT at University of Miami. Location: Kolombangara Island, Solomon Islands. Duration: Approximately 10 weeks, from late-April to late-June, 2017. Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 1. Application Deadline: 01 Feb 2017. Description: A field research assistant is needed to aid in an ongoing research project examining the hybridization dynamics of two species of Zosterops White-eyes on Kolombangara Island in the Solomon Islands. The field assistant will aid in mist-netting and banding birds, conducting field surveys, and in recording songs and behavioral observations. Qualifications: Previous avian field experience with mist-netting is preferred. Applicants must be highly self-motivated and have the ability to withstand tough field conditions and lack of privacy. We will be camping most of the time in a tropical forest, with no access to basic facilities or electricity, and cooking by campfire. This fieldwork also involves navigating difficult terrain up and down a mountainside, often in wet and rainy conditions. The assistant will work closely with a field research team including local Solomon Islanders. Applicants must also bring their own tent and other basic backpacking/camping/rain gear. Compensation: All food, lodging (camping and reserve access fees), and travel costs within the Solomon Islands will be covered. Applicants are responsible for their own round-trip travel to and from Honiara (the capital of the Solomon Islands). To Apply: Applications will be accepted until Jan 31st or until the position is filled. Please contact SARAH COWLES (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) if interested in applying and include a CV/resume, 2 references, and a cover letter highlighting relevant experience.
FIELD SUPERVISOR--AVIAN BIOLOGIST at University of Central Oklahoma. <http://www.uco.edu/cms/><http://www.uco.edu/cms/> Location: Fort Sill M.R., Oklahoma. Duration: 4 mos. from ~1 May 2017. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 1. Application Deadline: 20 Feb 2017. Description: Long-term survey and monitoring project of the endangered Black-capped Vireo in the Wichita Mountains, southwestern Oklahoma--conducted since 1988. Individual will be expected to supervise other field personnel, survey for and map vireo territories, monitor reproductive success for a subset of territories, (option to) capture and band vireos, manage and maintain databases obtained, and support creation of tables and figures for final report. Specific instruction and training provided. The Wichita Mountains are a unique ecosystem in the southern plains, and hold the last remaining viable population of Black-capped Vireos in Oklahoma. Qualifications: Individual should have: solid field skills in bird identification by sight and sound; nest-finding experience; experience in supervising daily schedule of field assistants; capacity to train others in field and data organization techniques; capacity to use GPS units and download to computer software; data-management skills; ability to manage data entry and organization, and interpretation of observations; ability to traverse rocky terrain; develop materials and maps for project report. Specific instruction and training provided. Previous experience in working with endangered Black-capped Vireos useful. Compensation: $2,500-2,900/mo. Housing provided. To Apply: Apply to Dr. JOSEPH GRZYBOWSKI, University of Central Oklahoma (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>). Provide cover letter, CV/Resume and names, addresses, emails of at least 3 references. Direct any materials and questions to email address; include phone if direct contact preferred. Background checks will be made for employment and housing. Review of applications will begin by mid-late January.
FIELD TECHNICIAN--AVIAN BIOLOGIST at University of Central Oklahoma. <http://www.uco.edu/cms/><http://www.uco.edu/cms/> Location: Fort Sill M.R., Oklahoma. Duration: Beginning ~1 May 2017; approximate 3 and 4 mo. positions. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 20 Feb 2017. Description: Long-term survey and monitoring project of the endangered Black-capped Vireo in the Wichita Mountains, southwestern Oklahoma--conducted since 1988. Individual will be expected to survey for and map vireo territories, monitor reproductive success for a subset of territories, (option to) capture and band vireos, record and transcribe data accurately, maintain field notes, use GPS units; and be able to traverse rocky terrain. Specific instruction and training provided. The Wichita Mountains are a unique mountainous ecosystem in the southern plains, and hold the only large viable population of Black-capped Vireos in Oklahoma. Approximate 3 and 4 month positions. Housing provided. Qualifications: Individual should have: solid field skills in bird identification by sight and sound; nest-finding experience; capacity to use GPS units and download to computer software; data-management skills; ability to manage data entry and organization, and interpretation of observations; ability to traverse rocky terrain. Specific instruction and training provided. Previous experience in working with endangered Black-capped Vireos useful. Compensation: $2,000-2,200/mo. contingent on skill level. Housing provided; also travel expenses on site. To Apply: Apply to Dr. JOSEPH GRZYBOWSKI, University of Central Oklahoma (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>). Provide cover letter, CV/Resume and names, addresses, emails of at least 3 references. Direct any materials and questions to email address; include phone if direct contact preferred. Background checks will be made for employment, housing and access to Base. Application review will begin by mid-late January.
AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIAN/FELLOWSHIP at Oregon State University. <http://www.oregonstate.edu><http://www.oregonstate.edu> Location: Corvallis, OR, and Roseburg, OR. Duration: 4 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2017. Description: The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University and USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station invite applications for research fellows to deploy and monitor autonomous recording units (ARUs) in historic Northern Spotted Owl territories as part of a graduate research project determining the efficacy of using ARUs to establish presence or absence of forest owl species. These are full time, fixed term, seasonal fellowships hired through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE; http://orise.orau.gov), with starting dates of March 1, 2017 to April 1, 2017 (depending on study area) and an ending date of June 30, 2017 to July 21, 2017. The selected applicants will be ORISE fellows, and mentored/supervised by an Oregon State University graduate student with oversight by the USDA Forest Service. Participation in this program requires driving Federally-owned vehicles on primitive forest roads and navigating difficult terrain on foot to access ARUs in remote locations. The fellow must be able to work under the supervision of a graduate student, but conduct duties independently in an isolated environment following an established protocol to deploy, monitor, and collect ARUs throughout the season. Orienteering skills using of topographic maps, compass, and handheld GPS units are essential. The work is physically strenuous and involves working and hiking in rain, snow, heat, and on steep, brushy slopes. The fellow must work as a team member and may be required to live and work in close quarters and in isolated settings for extended periods of time. Job Duties: Deploy, monitor, and retrieve autonomous recording units from remote GPS locations in historic Northern Spotted Owl territories. Maintain accurate field notes, care for field equipment and government vehicles. Determine vegetation characteristics and physiography of ARU deployment locations. Perform office work including data entry, uploading and storing data collected from ARUs, scanning recordings for vocalizations, maintaining field notes, and coordinating work with crewmates. Complete all required in-person and online training. Perform other duties as assigned. Opportunities may arise to assist U.S. Forest Service employees with ongoing surveys for birds including Northern Spotted Owls, butterflies, amphibians and more. Fellows may also have the opportunity to spend some portion of the season monitoring recorders in multiple study areas. Most duties will be performed during daylight hours, but night work may be necessary at times, so comfort working and driving at night is required. All duties must be performed with a high degree of quality, uniformity, and timeliness. This is a full time appointment which requires 40 hours per week. The fellow will work varying time schedules throughout the season, with work being done during the day, night, and/or early morning. Location: Please note there are two study areas. The applicant must indicate their preferred study area when applying. a) Siuslaw National Forest, Eugene BLM, and Salem BLM lands in western Oregon – based out of Corvallis or Eugene, OR area. b) Roseburg BLM, and Coos Bay BLM lands in western Oregon – based out of Roseburg, OR area. Qualifications: **Previous field experience should include orienteering skills including the use of maps, compass, and handheld GPS units. **Above average physical fitness, willingness to work required hours. **Ability to operate a 4-wheel drive vehicle with automatic or manual transmission. **Strong attention to detail. **Ability to conduct work independently or as part of a team as the situation demands. **Ability to work in adverse weather conditions. **Ability to work collaboratively as part of an ecological research team. **Interest in owl or general avian life history, demographics and habitat use. **Bachelor's degree in Wildlife or a closely related field preferred. Compensation: Fellows will receive $2,200/month which includes housing stipend. Employer-provided health insurance is available for fellows. To Apply: If interested, please send a letter of interest that includes your study area preferences, a resume that includes names, phone numbers and email address of at least 3 references, and unofficial college transcripts as email attachments (preferably in a single PDF) to LEILA DUCHAC (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) by January 15, 2016. These positions will be filled as suitable candidates are found. Please contact the same email address with any questions about the position.
COASTAL BIRD TECHNICIAN at Audubon Louisiana/National Audubon Society. <http://la.audubon.org><http://la.audubon.org> Location: Grand Isle, LA and Cameron, LA. Duration: 18-20 weeks. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2-4. Application Deadline: 22 Jan 2017. Description: Position Summary: South Louisiana is a popular destination for tourists, fishermen, and beachgoers. Birds including Least Terns and Wilson's Plovers nest on these beaches, creating the potential for disturbance by recreational users of private and public lands. In partnership with the American Bird Conservancy, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and other organizations, Coastal Bird Technicians will help buffer beach-nesting bird sites against the threats of human disturbance, while incorporating the community into protection efforts and providing outreach and education to visitors. The program will have a strong bird-monitoring component, which will involve tracking nests, chicks, and their fates, to understand the impacts of human disturbance, predation, and other environmental stresses on breeding productivity. Supervised by Audubon Louisiana's Director of Bird Conservation, Coastal Bird Technicians will demonstrate and gain skills in outreach and education, as well as have opportunities to intimately study and protect charismatic beach-nesting bird species. We will hire 1 or 2 full-time seasonal positions based in Grand Isle and 1 or 2 full-time seasonal positions based in Cameron Parish. The positions will start in early April and terminate in early August. Essential Functions: Coastal Bird Technicians will work with Audubon Louisiana staff, volunteers, and partners to help protect and monitor the breeding of Least Terns and Wilson's Plovers on Grand Isle and Elmer's Island in southeastern Louisiana, or in Cameron Parish in southwestern Louisiana. Duties will include: - Posting and fencing nesting sites, monitoring disturbance rates, colony size, nest and chick fates, and fledging rates to determine productivity. - Engaging local communities, organizing volunteer events, and using social media to increase awareness around the protection of sensitive beach-nesting birds. - Conducting educational programs for visiting beachgoers. - Entering data and supporting the preparation of reports. - Exact combinations of responsibilities may vary among positions, but will require working during early mornings and late evenings, on weekends and holidays, and in the Louisiana summer heat. - Work weeks will average 40 hours per week across the term of employment, but may be more or less and unpredictable each week, depending on program needs. Qualifications: - Bachelor's of Science Degree in Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources, Environmental Education, or a related field required. - At least one season of work experience in avian ecology or coastal ecosystems; experience banding birds without supervision is a plus. - Excellent interpersonal as well as written and oral communication skills. - Must be willing to work long hours outside under physically demanding conditions (hot, humid, biting insects) and to live in group field housing (provided). - Must be comfortable interacting with the public and staff of multiple partner organizations. - Must have strong organizational skills and great attention to detail. Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint required. - Valid driver's license and reliable personal vehicle are required for travel between housing and nearby work sites. Travel will be reimbursed at the current federal rate. - Must be willing to live on Grand Isle, LA or in Cameron Parish, LA through provided housing. Must properly maintain field equipment and keep supplies and materials organized. Compensation: $10-15/hr, depending on experience. To Apply: Please submit a Cover Letter, Resume, and Three References to: https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3038/coastal-bird-technician/job Questions can be referred to ERIK JOHNSON (EM: ejohnson AT audubon.org).
GOLDEN EAGLE RESEARCH TECHNICIAN at U.S. Geological Survey. Location: San Diego, CA. Duration: January 2017 – July 2017. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 17 Jan 2017. Description: The USGS is immediately seeking a Golden Eagle Research Technicians (equivalent to GS-5) for a Golden Eagle occupancy study. Duties will include Golden Eagle occupancy surveys, including locating and monitoring nests and evaluating nest success; collecting and processing camera data; data entry; and maintaining field equipment. Qualifications: Experience with Golden Eagle or other raptor surveys and nest monitoring is preferred. The occupancy and nest monitoring surveys involve hiking up and down steep and heavily vegetated and/or rocky terrain in remote areas for much of the day. Possible hazards include rattlesnakes, biting insects, spiders, poison oak, and cactus. Experience with driving 4WD vehicles, computer and file management, spotting scopes, field methods, and techniques for conducting research on avian populations is desirable. Applicants must be able to navigate in the field using a map and/or GPS and experience collecting data with Trimble Juno PDA's is a plus. Incumbent will be required to work both independently and as a team member. Incumbent will be expected to enter data into spreadsheets and databases, and compile and organize field data. Incumbent will work throughout San Diego, Orange and Riverside Counties. Applicants must be willing to work long hours, early mornings and some weekends as needed. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, possess a valid driver's license, and have a college degree in ecology or biology. Housing is not provided. Compensation: Equivalent to GS-5. To Apply: If interested please send cover letter, resume, and contact information of 3 references via email to: MELANIE MADDEN (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>). THIS IS A PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT ONLY; we will provide further information on the required application process. The USGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factors. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.
AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN (AMERICORPS) at Washington Service Corps with through Center for Natural Lands Management. <https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=70682&fromSearch=true><https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=70682&fromSearch=true> Location: Olympia, WA. Duration: 6 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 1. Application Deadline: 30 Jan 2017. Description: Avian Field Technician needed to assist CNLM with bird monitoring projects on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) and other South Puget Sound ownerships. Projects include: 1) demographic monitoring of the Federally Threatened streaked horned lark, western bluebird, and Oregon vesper sparrow; 2) radio-telemetry of larks; and 3) monitoring species abundance and habitat relationships of breeding bird communities in prairie and oak woodland habitats. The technician will coordinate volunteers monitoring nest boxes. Other primary duties will include mapping territories, finding and monitoring nests, re-sighting color-banded birds, conducting behavioral observations, conducting bird surveys (point counts and line transects), sampling vegetation, and entering data. Technician may also assist with mist-netting and banding bluebirds. Field work will be conducted at prairie training sites and active airfields on JBLM. Technician will clearly collect data, meticulously manage it, and be detail oriented in observation and documentation. The position will also support habitat restoration activities, which may include invasive plant control, woodland understory enhancement and controlled burning. Qualifications: Only open to U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident. Successful applicants should have a keen interest in avian research and conservation, demonstrate excellent communication skills, be able to work independently and in a team setting, and be comfortable working on an active military base. The technician should be able to identify local grassland and oak bird species by sight and ear, or quickly learn. Successful applicant will need to submit to a criminal background check. Compensation: A taxable monthly stipend of $1,195 provided by Washington Service Corp. Upon successful completion of service, eligible members receive an educational award of $2,887.50. Basic health care provided. To Apply: Applications are only submitted through Washington Service Corps (https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=70682&fromSearch=true). Applicants can contact GARY SLATER (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>), Avian Conservation Program Manager, Center for Natural Lands Management (PH: 305-213-8829) to obtain more information.
SAGE-GROUSE RESEARCH TECHNICIAN at University of Montana. Location: Roundup, MT. Duration: 4.5 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 20 Feb 2017. Description: Sage-Grouse Research Technicians (4) needed. Two are needed from Mar 20 – Aug. 4, 2017, and 2 are needed from Apr 3 – Aug 4, 2017 (With a probable extension of 2 positions until Sept 1, 2017), for a greater sage-grouse study near Roundup, Montana, USA (50 mi north of Billings). The study assesses demographics and resource selection in greater sage-grouse in response to grazing. The study also evaluates the direct effects of grazing on vegetation in sage-grouse habitat. This collaborative project is led by Lorelle Berkeley, Ph.D., Research Wildlife Biologist with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP); Mark Szczypinski, Conservation Technician, FWP; Dr. David Naugle, Professor, College of Forestry and Conservation, The University of Montana and Science Advisor to NRCS's Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI); and Joe Smith, Ph.D., The University of Montana College of Forestry and Conservation. Duties potentially include, but are not limited to, conducting early morning lek counts (before sunrise; March through May), night-time spotlighting capture of sage-grouse hens and/or chicks and marking them with radio transmitters, capture of hens using rocket nets, monitoring nest success and hen and chick survival via radiotelemetry, collection of vegetation data, data entry and proofreading, maintaining field vehicles, and other miscellaneous duties as needed. Successful applicants may be asked to help collect vegetation data with the range field technicians as needed. The range and sage-grouse technicians are considered one field crew with slightly different designations of daily duties, but they will each help each other with duties when necessary. Conditions include extreme temperatures, rain, snow, "gumbo" roads, wind, rattlesnakes, and abundant prickly pear. Hiking of up to several miles a day through sagebrush, on uneven terrain, and in hot temperatures may be necessary to monitor grouse, as well as driving several hours a day in a pickup truck. Work schedule is extremely dynamic and demanding, including late nights, early mornings, some long days during the peak of nests hatching or chick tagging, split work shifts, and unpredictable days off – applicants must be willing to work when needed and take days off when the opportunity arises. Successful candidates will be hired through the University of Montana's Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit. Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants with experience in radiotelemetry, operation of 4WD trucks and ATVs on low-maintenance roads, operating GPS units and with First Aid / CPR certification. If you do not have current First Aid / CPR certification, you will need to become certified before arriving to begin work. Applicants must enjoy working and living in a remote rural area with a diverse group of people including private landowners and livestock producers. A strong work ethic, the ability to work alone all day in remote areas, self-motivation, good physical condition, and a sense of humor are a must. Field technicians must have great interpersonal and communication skills. Compensation: The position has a monthly stipend of $2,038/month plus free shared housing, free utilities and internet provided. No benefits are associated with these positions. Benefits that are included are the endless vistas of central Montana, abundant outdoor recreation opportunities within a short (1-2 hour) drive, calf branding and roadside chats with ranchers, phenomenal wildlife viewing and wildlife research experience. To Apply: Applications will be accepted until Feb. 20, 2017 however the positions will be filled earlier if suitable candidates are found. To apply, email a cover letter, r├⌐sum├⌐, and 3 references all within a single MS Word attachment to LORELLE BERKELEY (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) AND MARK SZCZYPINSKI (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>). The subject heading of your email should read "Sage-Grouse Research Technician Application". Include your last name as the beginning of all files (ex: Smith_John-Sage Grouse Research Technician). Failure to follow these instructions may result in your application being disqualified. Please mention whether or not you are currently certified in CPR/First Aid and direct any questions about the position to Mark via e-mail or by phone (PH: 406-320-2529). ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans' or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.
BREEDING BIRD POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN at Conservation Management Institute, Virginia Tech. Location: Virginia (statewide). Duration: 8 weeks. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: up to 8. Application Deadline: 20 Jan 2017. Description: Description: The Conservation Management Institute at Virginia Tech is looking for qualified field technicians to conduct bird surveys in Virginia in the summer of 2017. This will be year one of a four-year effort to survey breeding birds throughout the entire state of Virginia. Surveyors will document bird species by sight and sound from road-based point count locations following an established protocol. This position requires completion of a one-week training session in Virginia (location to be decided) before deploying to various locations throughout the state. Responsibilities: Technicians will be responsible for collecting data for a statewide avian point count survey. They will work independently collecting data in the field as part of a larger team effort. Surveyors will also be expected to follow directions to point count locations along roads, complete surveys following a set protocol, and provide all field collected information to a central office. Qualifications: Required Qualifications: 1) Demonstrated experience in the identification of birds by sight and sound (2) Experience in using topographic maps, GPS and compass for navigation in the field 3) Must have reliable transportation (personal vehicle) and pass a driver's license check 4) Must be able to pass visual and oral exam on birds of Virginia 5) Must attend training session in VA prior to field season. Preferred Qualifications: 1) A degree in Botany, Biology, Ecology, Wildlife Sciences, Forestry, Environmental Science or related field 2) Willingness to occasionally travel overnight and camp or stay in primitive housing. Compensation: $12-15/hour (commensurate with experience) plus weekly travel stipend. To Apply: Send resume, cover letter and 3 references to (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>). At least two of the references should be able to attest to applicable field experience. Please apply by January 20, 2017.
GYRFALCON FIELD BIOLOGIST at The Peregrine Fund. <http://www.peregrinefund.org><http://www.peregrinefund.org> Location: Nome, Alaska. Duration: Approximately 1 May - 15 Aug 2017. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 1. Application Deadline: 01 Feb 2017. Description: The Peregrine Fund is recruiting for one position as a seasonal field biologist. The position requires a highly skilled wildlife biologist capable of working in remote conditions to conduct ground and aerial surveys for Gyrfalcons and other nesting raptors; work as a member of a 2-person crew in the collection and synthesis of field data; and work in collaboration with biologists from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and other partners. This position offers unparalleled scenery, exciting fieldwork, and a unique Alaska experience, but applicants must understand that field conditions will include the best and worst that Alaska has to offer, and long hours are required. Primary duties will include: surveys for nesting Gyrfalcons and raptors; climbing into nests with rock climbing techniques; handling nestling Gyrfalcons for banding and biological sampling; installation and maintenance of motion sensitive cameras at nests; collection of prey remains and pellets; prey surveys; driving a 4WD pickup and ATV. Qualifications: Required qualifications: Applicants must possess excellent field capabilities and the ability to work outdoors for extended periods of time in severe field conditions to include below-freezing weather, strong winds, and clouds of mosquitoes. Ability to get along with a co-worker and project volunteers while maintaining a positive attitude for three months is key. Experience surveying for birds, preferably raptors. Experience in outdoor rock climbing. Solid bird ID skills. Excellent physical condition, able to carry heavy backpacks over uneven terrain in inclement weather. Backpacking and backcountry navigation. U.S. driver's license and ability to drive 4WD. Legal status to work in the USA Desired qualifications: Surveying and banding raptors. Knowledge of safe use of an ATV. Photography skills a plus. Practice living in a small space and contributing to household chores (e.g., cooking, emptying the honey bucket) is important. Compensation: A stipend equal to $1500 per month is offered, depending on qualifications, plus airfare, lodging in Nome, and food expenses. To Apply: Send via email a single file attachment (PDF preferred) including: a cover letter clearly stating your qualifications, resume, and contact information for 3 references to DAVID ANDERSON (EM: danderson AT peregrinefund.org). Name the file, "LastName_FirstName_GyrTechnician.".
CENTRAL LAKE ERIE BASIN PROJECT MANAGER at The Nature Conservancy. <www.nature.org/careers<http://www.nature.org/careers>> Location: Rock Creek, Ohio. Duration: . Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 27 Jan 2017. Description: The Central Lake Erie Basin Project Manager directs some or all aspects of protection, science, stewardship, and community relations throughout northeast Ohio focused on the tributary watersheds and coastal areas of central Lake Erie. The Project Manager leads efforts to identify and engage partners for prioritized conservation, restoration, and cooperative management of land in the region and supervises the Northeast Ohio Preserves Manager, grant funded staff, and volunteers. Working with Conservancy colleagues and conservation partners, the Project Manager establishes overall conservation vision and priorities for Northeast Ohio, and develops and implements a broad array of conservation strategies aimed at abating threats with a primary focus on conservation targets of northeast Ohio and conserving and restoring the streams, wetlands and surrounding lands of the region. The Nature Conservancy works with partners on restoration projects in this region and the Project Manager will develop cooperative projects and pursue funding for implementation. The Project Manager oversees the management of TNC's six nature preserves totaling over 2,000 acres in northeast Ohio and lead youth engagement at the developing Nature Center at the Grand River Conservation Campus. The Project Manager will also move forward new initiatives to increase cooperation with both public and private stakeholders and explore urban conservation work. The Project Manager is a principal contact to government agencies, other conservation organizations, and the academic community in Northeast Ohio. The Central Lake Erie Basin Project Manager is based in Northeast Ohio with a significant presence at The Nature Conservancy's Grand River Conservation Campus in Rock Creek, Ohio and reports to the Lake Erie Conservation Director. Qualifications: **BA/BS degree and 5 years' experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience. **Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including staffing, workloads and finances under deadlines. **Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance. **Experience developing partnerships (partners, community, government). **Ability to recognize plant and animal species to complete preserve management activities. **Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land management and natural resource preservation. Proven interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills. To Apply: All resumes must be received through the Conservancy's online system prior to 11:59 p.m. EST on January 27, 2017.
ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING TECHNICIAN at Bioacoustic Unit - University of Alberta. <http://bioacoustic.abmi.ca><http://bioacoustic.abmi.ca> Location: Edmonton and Northern Alberta, Canada. Duration: 4 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4 - 6. Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2017. Description: Technicians will be working with acoustic recording technology to survey rare animals and species-at-risk in the boreal forest of Alberta. Other duties include vegetation surveys, soil sampling and installing water and weather monitoring equipment. Qualifications: A minimum of 2 years working in remote conditions is preferable. Technicians must be able to hike long distances (5-10 km/day), carrying heavy loads (up to 50 lbs.), and tolerate inclement weather and biting insects. Applicants with the following skills will be preferred: experience driving 4x4 trucks, trailer hauling and driving ATVs; working alone in isolated conditions far from urban areas; ability to navigate using compass, maps and GPS; ability to sustain camp life for long periods. Long and variable work days are commonplace. Applicants should be independent, self-starters, problem-solvers, and have a positive attitude. Canadian citizens or applicants with a valid work permit will be accepted. Compensation: $2500 - $3000 / month (depending on experience). To apply please send a CV along with 3 references to both: HEDWIG LANKAU,Lab Coordinator (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) AND ALEX MACPHAIL, Research Coordinator (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) Application deadline is March 31st, 2017 or until positions are filled.
KIRTLAND'S WARBLER MICHIGAN INTERN at Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. Location: Mio, Michigan. Duration: 2-3 months. Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 3-5. Description: Kirtland's Warbler Michigan Interns (3-5) needed May to July (specific dates vary). We are looking several experienced field interns to assist with the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center's ongoing research of the endangered Kirtland's Warbler in the northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan, near Mio, MI. Most positions start May 15th and end July 15th, but need at least one person to start May 1 and end July 31. Two ongoing projects are happening this year as part of this research. The first entails a large-scale field experiment in which we will reduce the number of Brown-headed Cowbird traps in four different areas and determine the resulting rates of nest parasitism. Using these data, we will be able to determine the effective range of a cowbird trap and also inform a population model that will help us determine what amount of cowbird parasitism the population could withstand. The other project involves relocating individuals radio-tagged in The Bahamas as they arrive onto the Michigan breeding grounds, and following them through the breeding season. These data will be used to test hypotheses about how conditions on the wintering grounds carry-over to affect reproductive success. Fieldwork will involve closely following male and female Kirtland's to find nests, nest monitoring, vegetation measurements around the nest, cowbird surveys, re-sighting color-banded individuals, and possibly some radio-tracking and help with catching birds. Qualifications: Top applicants will have previous experience following songbirds to find nests, re-sighting small color banded birds, radio-telemetry, conducting standardized point counts, and living and working with a field team. Please clearly highlight your experience in these or related areas in your cover letter. To be successful in this position, interns will need to be flexible, independently motivated, show strong initiative, and be willing and physically able to spend long days navigating dense stands of Jack Pines with cold mornings, hot afternoons, and buggy conditions 6 days per week for the duration of the season. Compensation: Interns will receive a stipend of $1500 per month. Housing will be provided at no cost. Transportation to and from the nearest airport (if necessary) and while in the field will also be provided. To apply, please send a 1-page cover letter and a 1-3 page Resume/CV with contact information for 3 references as a single .pdf file to DR. NATHAN W. COOPER (EM: kiwajob AT gmail.com). Please put "Your_Last_Name Michigan Intern" in the subject line of the email. If available and interested, please feel free to apply for our related project in The Bahamas occurring just prior to this project. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
RESEARCH TECHNICIAN (SHOREBIRD AND SEABIRD MOVEMENT STUDIES) at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Location: Charlestown, Rhode Island. Duration: Approx. 5 months, with possibility of extension. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2017. Description: Research technicians (2) and Field Crew Leader (1) needed to assist with movement studies of federally-threatened piping plovers, federally-endangered roseate terns, and common terns throughout the southern New England/mid Atlantic coast in partnership the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. These seasonal positions will start in early April and continue until mid-September, with possibility of extension into late Nov/early Dec. Duties include, but are not limited to: assisting with construction and maintenance of automated radio telemetry stations; assisting with trapping, banding, and attaching radio transmitters to piping plovers, roseate terns, and common terns; conducting land based and boat-based radio telemetry; collecting foraging ecology data (for terns); conducting band resighting surveys and survey counts of shorebirds and terns; data entry and summaries. The work is physically demanding and requires hiking long distances over sand with heavy field equipment. Work Location: Field crew will be based in southern RI, but positions require extensive travel throughout the southern New England/mid-Atlantic coast. May be required to spend up to 4 weeks living in rustic field camps on remote islands with no running water and limited to no electricity. Qualifications: Top applicants will have experience with avian (especially shorebird and tern) field research, demonstrated experience working reliably as part of a field team, willingness to work long/irregular hours, flexibility for traveling to field sites throughout the study area, ability to carry >50 pounds of equipment for long distances over soft sand/uneven terrain. Applicants must have excellent communication skills with coworkers, project collaborators, and the beach-going public. Experience with construction, solar systems, climber safety techniques, radio telemetry, 4-WD vehicle operation over soft sand, and traveling in small boats is preferred. Applicants for Crew Leader position must have demonstrated supervisory and construction experience. Applicants must also possess a valid driver's license, be able to operate 4WD vehicles, and be willing occasionally to use their personal vehicle for travel to field sites when necessary if project vehicles are temporarily unavailable (mileage reimbursed at $0.54/mile). Compensation: Research Technicians: $2,700/month. Field Crew Leader: $3,200/month. Shared field housing or housing stipend provided. To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three references in a single pdf document by email to PAM LORING (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>). Use 'Research Technician Application: your last name' as the subject line of the email. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and hiring may occur before deadline. Please specify which position you are applying for (Research Technician or Field Crew Leader).
INTRO TO WILDLIFE REHABILITATION at Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation. <http://www.wildlife-rescue.org/><http://www.wildlife-rescue.org/> Location: Kendalia, TX. Duration: 6 to 12 months. Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 16. Application Deadline: 01 Jan 2018. Description: History: Established in 1977, Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation (WRR) is a non-profit organization that receives over 6,000 wild animals per year for rehabilitation and release as well as providing permanent sanctuary for more than 600 resident non-releasable indigenous wildlife, non-native wildlife (large mammals, primates, reptiles and birds) and farmed animals. Wildlife Rescue is located on 212 acres in beautiful Texas Hill Country, near Austin and San Antonio. Description: This program is designed as an introduction to wildlife rehabilitation for individuals who have some previous experience in wildlife rehabilitation or animal care and are interested in learning and developing basic skills required when pursuing a career in these fields. The 6- month program combines hands-on training and related classroom instruction during which participants will learn the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required in the fields of wildlife rehabilitation and animal care. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Apprentice (WRA) concentrates on the care and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned native Texas wildlife, with some attention to domesticated farmed animals, companion animals and non-native small animals. Participants in the Spring/ Summer programs can expect to spend long, demanding shifts in the hospital caring for large numbers of infant animals; the Fall/Winter program participants will see fewer numbers and variety of animals in the hospital but will have the opportunity to spend a larger percentage of time on observation and enrichment. This program is a prerequisite for most other WRR training programs, including: Advanced Wildlife Rehabilitation, Advanced Wildlife Rehabilitation, Wildlife Sanctuary Caretaker, and Companion Animal Welfare. The Spring and Summer training classes are recommended for those individuals with existing rehabilitation experience, as the high volume of animals during spring and summer seasons requires a rapid learning curve and intense skill development. For individuals with little to no previous wildlife experience, we recommend applying for the Fall/Winter program. Qualifications: Requirements: - Minimum 6-12 months previous wildlife rehabilitation experience required - Bachelor's degree required, animal-related field preferred - Commitment to completion of the 6 month program - Willingness to work evenings, weekends, and holidays - Ability to work long hours (50-70 hours per week) in all weather conditions - Ability to lift 50lbs, twist and bend, and spend long periods of time on your feet - Capable of handling physically, mentally and emotionally stressful situations - Competent in working independently and as part of a team - Possess a strong personal work ethic, positive attitude and high level of integrity - Meningitis, Tetanus and Rabies pre-exposure vaccines are required - Valid driver's license and clean driving record are required. Compensation: A monthly stipend of $250 dollars is granted. On-site housing is provided. To Apply: Availability: The Spring/Summer program begins February of each year. Applications for this program are accepted year-round. If you are interested in applying for this training program, please fax, mail or email a resume, letter of interest, and one professional letter of reference to the address below. Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation Attn: Apprentice Supervisor P.O. Box 369 Kendalia TX 78027 (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> FX: 830-336-3733).
SUMMER CAMP EDUCATOR at Tracy Aviary. <http://www.tracyaviary.org><http://www.tracyaviary.org> Location: Salt Lake City, UT. Duration: 5/23/17 to 8/25/17. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017. Description: The Education Department at Tracy Aviary seeks a mature, highly motivated educator experienced with camp facilitation to join its team for a summer seasonal camp facilitator position. The duties of this 40-hour a week position will involve preparation and facilitation of Tracy Aviary Avian Adventure Summer Camps. Additional duties may include formal and non-formal programs with youth and the general public. Such programs may include tours, interpreting at exhibits, and staffing special events. We seek candidates who are able to start Tuesday, May 23, 2017, and end no sooner than Friday, August 25, 2017. Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS **Youth camp and leadership experience **Demonstrated interest in a career in the field of Education **Demonstrated interest in nature and ecology **Effective in working well collaboratively and managing time efficiently **Highly motivated and innovative, well organized, eager to take on new tasks and meet commitments **Ability to work full-time, Monday through Friday, for the entire camp season between the beginning of June and end of August. ADDITIONAL AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS **A bachelor's degree in education, natural resources, environmental studies, conservation, biology, zoology, or related field from an approved college or university. Applicants still working toward a degree will be considered. **Knowledge about regional birds and avian ecology **Certification in CPR and First Aid **Skills in presenting to mixed groups **Food Handler's Permit **Proficiency in word processing, layout and editing **Familiarity with learning assessment tools and strategies. Compensation: $9 per hour. To Apply: Position available starting May 23, 2017. Open until filled. Applications are being accepted immediately. No telephone calls please. Send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to ANNE TERRY, Education Manager, (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>). Visit www.tracyaviary.org<http://www.tracyaviary.org> for more information about Tracy Aviary.
KIRTLAND'S WARBLER BAHAMAS FIELD INTERN at Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. Location: Cat Island, The Bahamas. Duration: 5 weeks. Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 2. Description: Kirtland's Warbler Volunteer Interns (2) needed March 25th – May 1st. We are looking for two experienced field interns to assist with the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center's ongoing research on the endangered Kirtland's Warbler in The Bahamas. Our research entails capturing individuals and attaching radio-transmitters to them so that we can later relocate the same individuals on the breeding grounds after spring migration. These data will be used to test hypotheses about how conditions on the wintering grounds impact reproductive success in Michigan. All fieldwork will take place on Cat Island, The Bahamas. Cat Island is a small, sparsely populated island with many miles of beautiful beaches. As the island is remote, applicants will need to be flexible with diet and housing conditions. Field conditions can be difficult and include walking through occasionally buggy (mosquitoes, sand flies) and very dense scrubby vegetation. Schedule will vary but plan to spend at least 8-10 hours per day, six days a week, in the field. Qualifications: The top applicants will have previous experience setting up mist nets, re-sighting color banded birds, radio-tracking, vegetation/insect surveys, living and working with a field team. To be successful in this position, all interns will need to be flexible, committed to obtaining quality data, have well-developed communication skills, as well as willing and physically able to spend long, hot days with buggy conditions 6 days per week for the duration of the project. Please clearly highlight your experience in these or related areas in your cover letter. All applicants need to have a passport, or the ability to get one quickly, that is valid for at least 6 months past the end of the project. Compensation: Positions are volunteer, but all expenses (i.e., airfare, housing, food) are covered by the project. Non-US residents will be considered but only from countries that do not require special visas for travel to The Bahamas. Only airfare from the US (and possibly Canada) will be covered by the project. To apply, please send a 1-page cover letter and a 1-3 page Resume/CV with contact information for 3 references as a single .pdf file to DR. NATHAN W. COOPER (EM: kiwajob AT gmail.com). Please put "Your_Last_Name Bahamas Intern" in the subject line of the email. If available and interested, please feel free to apply for our related project in Michigan occurring just after this project. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
CAMP AND INTERPRETATION EDUCATION INTERNSHIP at Tracy Aviary. <http://www.tracyaviary.org><http://www.tracyaviary.org> Location: Salt Lake City, UT. Duration: 5/23/17 to 8/25/17. Job Type: Intern. Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017. Description: Position begins Tuesday, May 23rd and ends no sooner than August 25th 2017. DUTIES This position provides hands-on training and experience with the fundamentals of environmental education best practices, program facilitation, and interpretation. Interns will primarily assist in the daily facilitation of summer camps, covering a wide variety of ecological topics through activities that incorporate elements such as art, physical activity, and exploration of Tracy Aviary's grounds. Primary duties for this position will include: 1. Preparing materials and assisting in teaching engaging summer camp programs for children in kindergarten through 8th grade. 2. Lead-facilitating one week of camps as a culmination of the summer experience. 3. Facilitating exhibit interpretation and other educational programs for visitors at Tracy Aviary. 4. Developing and implementing a capstone internship project. Other duties may include assisting with events, completing maintenance/administrative tasks associated with the programs described above, attending routine organizational and departmental meetings and events, and participating in various training opportunities, as appropriate. Please note that these positions do not involve any direct contact with animals. QUALIFICATIONS Must speak, read, and write English fluently. Fluency in Spanish is preferred, but not required. Education: A bachelor's degree in education, natural resources, environmental studies, conservation, biology, zoology or related field from an approved college or university is preferred but not required. Experience: None required. A desire to work within the field of education is strongly preferred. Experience with youth and/or students or other experience related to the above duties is preferred. We are seeking individuals possessing a strong desire to work with audiences of all ages and to incorporate experiences that strengthen their connection to the natural world. Visit www.tracyaviary.org<http://www.tracyaviary.org> for more information regarding Tracy Aviary. COMMITMENT This position requires a 40 hour a week commitment over a period of three months. Work hours require applicants to be freely available between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday for the entire duration of service. Interns must secure their own housing for the duration of the internship. Compensation: $1200 stipend for three months of service, disbursed bi-weekly. To Apply: Applications are being accepted immediately. No telephone calls please. Send a cover letter, resume, and phone numbers for three references to ANNE TERRY, Education Manager (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>).
AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGIST at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. <http://www.birdconservancy.org/><http://www.birdconservancy.org/> Location: Colorado. Duration: 2.5 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 8. Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2017. Description: Avian Field Biologists (8) – The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking experienced field biologists to conduct point counts throughout the state of Colorado. The position will run from approximately May 3rd through mid-July with the possibility for continued employment entering and proofing data. Surveys are located on both public and private lands throughout Colorado and cover a vast range of elevations and habitats. These positions represent an excellent opportunity to explore the state of Colorado while advancing avian conservation at regional scales. Please visit http://www.birdconservancy.org/what-we-do/science/monitoring/imbcr-program/ for additional information. Successful candidates must be able to attend a mandatory 7 day paid training beginning in early May. Upon the successful completion of training, technicians will work independently 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 Colorado 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 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. The successful applicant will need to be comfortable hiking and surveying in areas with potentially hazardous wildlife including rattlesnakes, black bear, moose, and mountain lion. Applicants must enjoy working independently with multiple days of solitude. The ability to identify all avian species that breed in Colorado 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. 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 if they are at least 21 years of age. Compensation: Compensation: Hourly wages will range from $13.25 - $15.50, depending on 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 driving and some recreational travel is provided as well as approximately $100 per week in camping and lodging reimbursement. To apply: Email a cover letter detailing your bird identification knowledge and dates of availability, a resume, and three references as a single document (PDF or Word) to: MATTHEW MCLAREN (EM: matthew.mclaren AT birdconservancy.org). I will begin reviewing applications in early January and positions will be filled as suitable applicants are found.
WHITEFISH POINT BIRD OBSERVATORY HAWK COUNTER at Michigan Audubon. <http://www.michiganaudubon.org><http://www.michiganaudubon.org> Location: Whitefish Point, Paradise, MI. Duration: 3 months. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 1. Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2017. Description: Located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula on the shore of Lake Superior, Whitefish Point is the premier migration watch site in the state. Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, a program of Michigan Audubon, is seeking a Spring Migration Hawk Counter that can provide accurate raptor identification and reporting, while providing educational interpretation to site visitors. Applicant must possess strong raptor and general bird identification skills, including aging, and prior hawkwatch experience is highly preferred. Duties include conducting the daily count, interacting with visitors, completion of field data forms, and posting daily results. Preparing and conducting an end of season presentation and/or reports are also required. While the position requires a great deal of independence, it will be supported by staff from Michigan Audubon's headquarters. Consistent, clear, professional communication with supervisors, colleagues, stakeholders, and visitors is a must. This is a seasonal position from 15 March to 7 June and overtime may be required. Qualifications: **Familiarity with hawk migration and experience identifying all eastern North American raptors is required. **Enthusiastic, dedicated and motivated self-starter who can work independently in sometimes difficult conditions. **While not required, previous environmental interpretation and/or teaching skills are ideal, but a passion for connecting raptor and habitat conservation to the community is essential. **Applicants should have experience interacting with the public and excellent interpersonal skills. **Careful data collecting skills a must. Must be computer literate and capable of entering and managing data (computer access can be provided). **Must be able to climb multiple steep steps. **Flexibility to adjust hours to meet needs of department and organization, including the potential of working overtime hours. **Transportation necessary to get from provided housing to count site. This requires a reliable vehicle and a clean, valid driver's license to operate a vehicle in Michigan. **Must have a personal pair of binoculars and spotting scope is preferred. **Early season weather is often harsh and very cold, with few people visiting the site in these conditions. A dedicated, self-motivated individual who can both work well with people and endure challenging conditions in a remote location is required. Compensation: $1300-1500/month; includes housing. To Apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, a resume with relevant experience, and contact information for three references (include phone and email) to HEATHER GOOD (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>).
AVIAN WILDLIFE TECHNICIANS (UP TO 7) at Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment and Climate Change Canada. Location: Northern Alberta, Canada. Duration: About 3 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: Up to 7. Application Deadline: 23 Jan 2017. Description: Description: Technicians are needed to survey songbird communities in the boreal forests of northern Alberta. Two projects will evaluate the impacts of oil sands activities on forest landbird populations throughout the Oil Sands Area. Point count project: technicians will work in teams of 2-3 and live in remote, tent-based camps that may be relocated to different survey areas every few days. Some helicopter-based surveys may also be conducted. Distance-based point-count surveys and recording units will be used to quantify avian abundance. Habitat and vegetation sampling may also be conducted. Technicians will be responsible for identifying suitable camp locations and assessing access to survey areas on an ongoing basis while in the field. Territory-mapping project: technicians will work in a team of six-eight to map territory locations relative to disturbance features in several study areas. Most data will be collected using spot mapping and intensive following of individual birds, but the project may also incorporate banding and radio-telemetry. Habitat and vegetation sampling may also be conducted. Employment period will be 90 work days compressed into roughly 3-months beginning in early May, 2017. Work will be highly rewarding but also physically demanding. Technicians should expect very early mornings, long/variable working days, uncooperative weather, difficult terrain, wildlife encounters (including bears), and persistent insects. Food, transportation (via 4x4 truck, ATV and/or helicopter) and accommodation will be provided while in the field. Crew members are responsible for accommodation in Edmonton for the duration of the position. Qualifications: Required skills and experience: **Previous experience (>= 2 field seasons) conducting avian monitoring field programs, preferably in the boreal forest region. **Ability to identify boreal forest landbirds by sight and sound. **Experience living and working in remote field camps for extended periods of time. **Demonstrated ability to work independently. **Applicants must be in excellent physical condition and must be comfortable working independently under diverse and often adverse conditions including biting insects, heat, cold, wet and bears. **Experience navigating in forest regions using GPS, map and compass. **Job offers are conditional on passing a security screening and Health Canada medical examination. **Applicants must be Canadian Citizens or hold valid working permits for Canada and must have a valid Class 5 driver's license or equivalent (e.g. 5L in Manitoba or G in Ontario) **Essential character traits include initiative, thoroughness, dependability and effective interpersonal skills. Additional preferred skills: **Experience supervising fieldwork and handling field logistics, such as creating sampling/survey schedules, coordinating travel and daily activities, summarizing data and providing regular status updates. **Experience conducting vegetation surveys and/or ability to identify vascular plants and ecosite communities. **Experience in the safe operation of off-road vehicles (4x4 trucks, ATVs, and trailers). **Experience entering, verifying, and managing scientific data using Excel or Access. Compensation: Wage: $4,400.00 per month (approximate) x 3 months, plus overtime pay for weekends worked in the field. How to apply: Please include clear and concise examples of relevant experience and skills in a cover letter and resume, combined into a single pdf. Include in the description: Who (employer); When and How Long (date and time period of experience in months or years); Where (location including city/town and province, as well as the ecological region e.g. boreal forest, grassland, montane, etc); and What (describe your specific duties). Note: Any applicants currently or previously employed in a Casual position with the Government of Canada in 2017 must explicitly state their status as a Casual employee and state the start/end date of their position in the application email and resume. Deadline for application is January 23, 2017. Hiring may begin sooner as suitable applicants are identified. Submit your cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references as a single PDF to: (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>).
MULTIPLE FIELD ASSISTANT POSITIONS AVAILABLE at University of Arizona. <http://uacareers.com/><http://uacareers.com/> Location: Western Montana. Duration: 3-5 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: multiple. Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2017. Description: Work on an ongoing long-term study of the evolutionary ecology of bluebird populations in western Montana. Work includes bird banding, hormone sampling, mist netting, morphological measurements, and behavioral observations. For Banding Assistant position, extensive experience banding and handling adult passerine birds is required. For Intern positions: No prior avian field work experiment necessary but preference will be given to applicants with some prior field work experience. Must be comfortable working alone and be physically fit (capable of carrying a moderately heavy backpack during mountain hiking). Banding Assistant Position starts as early as March 12th. Intern positions start as early as April 1st. Both positions continue through July (start and end dates flexible). Intern positions pays ~$1600/mo and Banding Assistant positions pay $1850-2150/mo, depending on experience. Both positions offer excellent benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance plans. Will provide partial reimbursement for travel to Montana (up to $250) and can also assist with finding reasonably priced housing in Missoula. Must have your own vehicle to drive to field sites. To apply, visit http://uacareers.com/, search for posting number S22518, and upload a cover letter describing why you are interested in this position, a resume, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled. See Dr. Duckworth's web page http://www.u.arizona.edu/~rad3 for more information about the project. Qualifications: See job description. Compensation: Intern positions pays ~$1600/mo and Banding Assistant positions pay $1850-2150/mo, depending on experience. To apply, visit http://uacareers.com/, search for posting number S22518, and upload a cover letter describing why you are interested in this position, a resume, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references.
WILDLIFE RECOVERY CENTER: INTERNSHIP at Bolivian Parrots Conservation Foundation (CLB). <http://www.facebook.com/creabolivia><http://www.facebook.com/creabolivia> Location: Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. Duration: Open. Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 10. Application Deadline: 31 Aug 2017. Description: The Wild Birds Recovery Center (CREA), located in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, needs interns from April 2017 for an ongoing project. The Center aims to rehabilitate rescued parrots from the wildlife trade, to release them back into the wild, as well as to develop environmental education with local childrens and research studies with wild parrots in captivity and in the wild. Interns will live at the Center. Duties include introducing the rehabilitated parrots to a native diet, monitoring their feeding behavior, diet and training, receiving and examining new patients, preparing food and feed parrot’s chicks, calculating and administering medications, cleaning cages and facilities, collecting data for research studies with the captive parrots, environmental enrichment, collecting their native food at the field to prepare their diets, support to the educational program and release the animals back into the wild. Interns also participate on research studies with wild parrots species on the Curichi La Madre Protected Area. Activities for the research studies can include checking cavities for potential nests, mist netting, population census, behavioral observations, collecting general data about their biology, and others. Also, interns collaborate with the basic care of mammals (jaguars, pumas, pecaries and more), reptiles (tortoises, caimans) and other bird species (raptors) of rescued animals at a local Rescue Center. Qualifications: Applicants must be responsible, enthusiastic, self-disciplined, hard working, self-motivated, tolerant of tropical weather and biting insects (mosquitoes, sunfly, ticks, flies), willing to work in a group and a good sense of humor is always appreciated. Interns share one comfortable room at the Center. Applicants with Spanish language and previous rehabilitation experience is an asset but not required. This is a great opportunity for someone with basic or intermediate Spanish skills to immerse in the language. A minimum stay of two (2) month is required, but longer stays are preferable. Interns must be a minimum of 18 years old. We provide all necessary equipment for the center and fieldwork activities. Applicants must arrange their own transportation to Santa Cruz, Bolivia. We charge a fee (USD 70 per week) to cover their cost of food and accommodation at the Center. Applicants from Latin America will have preferences at the selection process and also special conditions with the fee, depending on the capacity of applicants. Compensation: none. TO APPLY: Please provide a covering letter, a resume and two references to (EM: training AT fclbolivia.org). In the cover letter indicate why you are interest to participate with us, your preferred terms, what you hope to gain from an internship, how you will contribute to our team and your available dates. Individuals interested in applying to this position are strongly advised to check the cost of flights from their native country to Bolivia prior to applying to the position. Feel free to email for further information. Close Date; Until Filled.
OWL BIOLOGISTS (CREW LEADER AND TECHNICIAN) at University of Arizona. Location: southeast Arizona. Duration: April - July. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 08 Mar 2017. Description: Crew Leader and Field Technician needed to assist in study of Elf Owls in riparian areas in southern Arizona, with surveys of Ferruginous Pygmy-Owls likely during 1-2 weeks as well. Project begins in early April and continues until end of June or into early July. Field work involves call playback surveys to locate owls, nest searching and monitoring, responsive testing at active nests, territory mapping using passive monitoring techniques, and some limited habitat measurements during both daytime and nighttime hours. Office work will involve mapping locations, proofing and correcting data in Trimble Pathfinder software, and uploading data from Trimble Juno GPS at 2-week intervals. Crew will be required to camp during some field work but housing will be available at some sites or in hotels where available. Study sites will be located ~1-4 hrs from Tucson, Arizona (in the San Pedro Valley, Aravaipa Creek east and west, upper Gila Valley near Safford, and possibly Tonto National Forest). Some travel to Tucson will be required but crew members do not necessarily have to be based in Tucson during the field season or on days off. Qualifications: To be considered, applicants must be comfortable working at night in remote conditions and have excellent vision and hearing abilities. Experience with nest searching and monitoring, night work, and tree identification in the region are strongly desired. Crew leader should have ability to manage and help train staff member, and be patient supervising staff with more limited field experience. Applicants should be in good physical condition, have a positive, can-do attitude, be capable of working well with others such as landowners and managers, and have a valid driver's license and experience driving 4wd vehicles. Applicants must also be willing to camp where necessary. Compensation: Salary + per diem will range from $1,700-2,000 per month for technician and $2,500-2,800 per month for crew leader DOE. To apply, please send a brief cover letter outlining your relevant experience, a CV, and contact information of 3 references to AARON D. FLESCH, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona, The Desert Laboratory - Tumamoc Hill, 1675 Anklam Road, Tucson, Arizona 85745 or preferably via email (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>). Please reference "avian biologist position" in the subject heading of emails.