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Fwd: Birdjobs -- February 6, 2017

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Resent-From: <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
From: Cheryl Trine <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Date: February 7, 2017 at 1:02:47 AM EST
To: <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Subject: Birdjobs -- February 6, 2017
Reply-To: Cheryl Trine <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>

There have been major changes at OSNA. For now, as a consequence, to POST or FIND ornithological jobs online, please go to the Ornithology Exchange,  http://ornithologyexchange.org/jobs/index.html

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AVIAN POINT COUNT CREW LEADER
Employer:   National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc
Location:   Oregon Coast Range
Country:   United States
Last Date to Apply:   13 Feb 2017
Description:  Oregon Coast Range – Avian Point Count Crew Leader needed to conduct bird point counts and collect habitat data for experimental study addressing the effects of forest management intensity on biodiversity. Duties include training crew in survey methodology and local bird ID, coordinating survey schedules and work flow for 2 other crew members, and working closely with primary investigators and land managers to facilitate a successful data collection effort and positive crew dynamics. Additional duties include conducting early morning bird point counts, vegetation/habitat sampling, data recording, safe driving on logging roads, and care for equipment. Applicants should be comfortable navigating in remote backcountry settings and be able to work as a team member under difficult field conditions. Most days will involve challenging cross-country hiking through regenerating forest stands. Experience with point counts, and knowledge of regional bird ID is desired. Positions available May 1, 2017 through mid-August 2017.
Assistants will receive approximately $2,600-$2,900 per month (commensurate with experience) in addition to housing or housing allowance (Dallas or McMinnville, OR vicinity). Full position announcement available at:   http://www.ncasi.org...ings/Index.aspx. A Bachelor of science degree is required.
Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references with phone numbers and e-mail addresses to: JAKE VERSCHUYL, National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc., P.O. Box 1259, Anacortes, WA 98221, preferably delivered electronically to:   (EM: jverschuyl AT ncasi.org<http://ncasi.org>). Applicant review will begin on February 13, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. NCASI is an equal opportunity employer.

GRAY VIREO REU AT SEVILLETA NWR, NM
Employer:   Sevilleta LTER/ UNM
Location:   Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, NM
Country:   United States
Last Date to Apply:   24 Feb 2017
Description: SEVILLETA FIELD STATION REU SITES PROGRAM IN ARIDLAND ECOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO. The Sevilleta Field Station is seeking applicants for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). Application deadline is February 24, 2017. We are looking for 10 Biology REU students for the Summer of 2017. This interdisciplinary REU Site Program at the Sevilleta Field Station in central New Mexico will train undergraduate students who will conduct independent research under the guidance of UNM faculty in Biology, Ecology, Civil Engineering, and Earth and Planetary Sciences, along with scientists from Federal and State agencies. The summer program includes a seminar series, a weekly journal club, an annual symposium, professional development workshops, toastmasters, ethics training, field trips, and opportunities to interact with a multitude of scientists conducting research in the area. Students will conduct independent research in and around the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge (SNWR) and present their projects at the annual symposium to be held in early August 2017. Working at the Sevilleta Field Station and SNWR site invites close interactions among students, faculty, federal scientists, and graduate students.  Students will have numerous opportunities to share ideas and explore issues within and across disciplines. The program’s goal is to increase exposure to a large, multidisciplinary research program, inspire students to continue into professional careers, and prepare students for the rigors of graduate school, professional research, and responsible citizenship. The program exemplifies the integration of research and education. As students conduct research, they will learn how to be an independent scientist, along with many technical, methodological and ethical issues that arise in scientific research.
Lodging and laboratory space for REU students will be provided by the UNM Sevilleta Field Station at NO COST to the student. In addition, candidates chosen will receive a stipend of $5500 and a $500 food allowance during the 10-week summer program that will run from May 29 – August 4. We will also refund travel costs to and from the UNM Sevilleta Field Station up to $600 (stipulations apply).
Applications will be accepted from students at any stage of their undergraduate program (freshman to senior) and any discipline, so long as the applicant is interested in conservation biology and ecology in aridland environments. Students are not eligible if they have completed an undergraduate degree by the start of Summer 2017. We welcome applications from students at four year colleges, students early in their college career, students that are the first member of their family to attend college, non-traditional students, and students from traditionally under-represented groups. Students must be U.S. Citizens.
General requirements for participation in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Programs in the Biological Sciences are set by the National Science Foundation. These requirements are listed below: Applicants to the Sevilleta REU Program must be: • Citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions (e.g., Puerto Rico). • Undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program (full- or part-time) leading to a Bachelor’s degree. • Undergraduate students who are transferring from one institution to another but are not enrolled at either institution during the intervening summer may participate. Students are not eligible if they are: • Foreign nationals residing in a country other than the United States. • Students that have completed high school but have not yet enrolled in a degree program at an educational institution of higher learning. • Students that have completed an undergraduate degree and are no longer enrolled in a degree program at an educational institution of higher learning. Requirements for the Sevilleta REU Program: • The Sevilleta REU Program has no additional requirements. Applications will be accepted from students at any stage of their undergraduate program (freshman to senior) and any discipline, so long as the applicant is interested in conservation biology and ecology in aridland environments. • We are particularly interested in applications from students that have had limited opportunities to conduct independent research at their home institution. We welcome applications from students at four year colleges, students that are the first member of their family to attend college, non-traditional students, and students from traditionally underrepresented groups. A completed application for the Sevilleta LTER Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer Program will consist of five items: 1. A complete online application (see below). 2. A resume. 3. An unofficial copy of your academic transcript. If accepted into the REU program, applicants will be required to provide an official copy before starting the program. 4. Two letters of recommendation. These can be from faculty advisors from the student’s home institution, mentors or previous employers. Recommendations from those that are able to comment on the applicant’s academic ability, initiative, maturity, and self-motivation are preferred. Please have your respondents email your letters of recommendation (EM: tosrbaker AT unm.edu<http://unm.edu>) WITH the subject line of “2017 REU Recommendation for YOUR NAME.” 4 A two-page essay addressing the development of the student’s interest in ecology, the specific areas of research interest, and current professional career goals. Career goals are not required to be in ecological research. Essays can be single or double-spaced but should be in a legible font (min. 11 point) with 1 inch margins.
Deadlines:  The application form, resume, unofficial transcript, two-page essay, and letters of recommendation should be received by February 24, 2017. Questions regarding the application procedure can be directed to the Program Manager, STEPHANIE BAKER by e-mail. Please put REU 2017 in the subject line. (EM: srbaker AT unm.edu<http://unm.edu>). TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION visit: https://sevilletareu.wordpress.com/

AVIAN BIOLOGIST, LEAD AND TECHNICIANS
Employer: The Great Basin Institute
Location: Shaver Lake, CA
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 26 Feb 2017
Description:  For complete position descriptions and to apply, follow the links below.
Lead: http://crcareers.the...eq=2017-RAP-020
Techs: http://crcareers.the...eq=2017-RAP-019
Biologist: http://crcareers.the...eq=2017-RAP-018
Technician--In cooperation with the Pacific Southwest Research Station, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting an Avian Field Biology Technician to help support a study investigating the response of forest birds to high levels of tree mortality related to drought and beetle kill in the Sierra Nevada. Pre-outbreak data collected from 1995 through 2002 provide a robust baseline with which to assess change. The Technician will assist professional research personnel with field work and associated activities. The successful applicant will possess the skills and confidence to make decisions and exercise judgment while implementing field and office tasks. Duties will include locating and monitoring nests of all species, recording habitat measurements, and data entry. Additional tasks may involve equipment maintenance, facilities upkeep, and helping to maintain a safe work environment. The Technician will work independently or in a small team in a forest environment where terrain is often uneven, rocky, and covered with thick vegetation, and where there is exposure to extremes of weather and temperature.
Timeline & Compensation:
o Timeline: 20-week appointment beginning 3 April 2017; possibility of extension contingent on funding and favorable performance review
o Rate of Pay: $14.00/hour
o Benefits: Health insurance, and paid personal leave and holidays
Lead Avian Field Biologist--In cooperation with the Pacific Southwest Research Station, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting a Lead Avian Field Biologist to help lead a study investigating the response of forest birds to high levels of tree mortality related to drought and beetle kill in the Sierra Nevada. Pre-outbreak data collected from 1995 through 2002 provide a robust baseline with which to assess change. The position will provide technical assistance to professional research personnel by supervising a crew that will conduct bird surveys in ponderosa pine and mixed conifer forests in the southern Sierra Nevada. As field crew leader, the biologist will conduct research activities according to established protocols and assist with scheduling and logistics for other research technicians.
Successful applicants will have strong organizational skills, be able to set priorities for themselves and their crew, make decisions independently, communicate effectively, and work well with their crew while maintaining professional interactions. Tasks will include coordination of field activities, developing schedules, tracking supplies, data management, quality control, equipment maintenance, facilities upkeep, and maintaining a safe work environment. Field techniques involve recording all birds seen and heard using a timed transect method, locating and monitoring nests of all species, and recording habitat measurements. The lead will work independently or in a small team in a forest environment where terrain is often uneven, rocky, and covered with thick vegetation, and where there is exposure to extremes of weather and temperature.
Timeframe and Compensation Dates:
6 March – 1 September 2017
Wage: $19.50/hour
Benefits: Health insurance, and paid personal leave and holidays
Avian Field Biologist – In cooperation with the Pacific Southwest Research Station, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting two Avian Field Biologists to help support a study investigating the response of forest birds to high levels of tree mortality related to drought and beetle kill in the Sierra Nevada. Pre-outbreak data collected from 1995 through 2002 provide a robust baseline with which to assess change. The biologists will provide technical assistance to professional research personnel accomplishing biological field work. Successful applicants will possess the skills and confidence to make decisions and exercise independent judgment while implementing field and office tasks. Duties will include conducting bird surveys in ponderosa pine and mixed conifer forests in the southern Sierra Nevada according to established protocols. Field techniques involve recording all birds seen and heard using a timed transect method, locating and monitoring nests of all species, and recording habitat measurements. Additional tasks may involve equipment maintenance, facilities upkeep, and helping to maintain a safe work environment. Biologists will work independently or in a small team in a forest environment where terrain is often uneven, rocky, and covered with thick vegetation, and where there is exposure to extremes of weather and temperature.
Timeline & Compensation:
o Timeline: 20-week appointment beginning 3 April 2017; possibility of extension contingent on funding and favorable performance
o Rate of Pay: $15.35/hour
o Benefits: Health insurance, and paid personal leave and holidays

OVERNIGHT PROTECTION STAFF
Employer: RSPB
Location: Lancs / Derbyshire / Yorks / Cumbria / Northumberland
Country: United Kingdom
Last Date to Apply: 27 Feb 2017
Description:  Overnight Protection Staff - 6 roles.  Reference number: A6640117-A6690117  RSPB Northern England region is looking for six seasonal flexible contract staff for the overnight nest protection of hen harriers. The posts will most likely be based in Northumberland, Cumbria or Lancashire, but with the flexibility to move elsewhere dependent on the location of a nesting attempt. The main purpose of this team is to monitor nesting attempts to ensure the hen harrier nests have the best chance of success. This may involve carrying out overnight shifts, the time and length of these shifts to be coordinated by the line manager for the site.  Work will require long and unsociable hours in the field, often in adverse weather conditions. The nest monitoring team will need to work closely with volunteers, stakeholders, farmers and landowners on whose land part of the work may be carried out, as well as members of the general public. The nest monitoring team will need to ensure that this work is carried out in a safe manner which minimises any disturbance to the birds.
RSPB hen harrier work is supported by United Utilities and EU LIFE+.
Salary: Starting salary range is £8.46 to £9.17 per hour
Hours & contract information:  Hours: Part time, Zero hour contract. Contract: Dependent on harrier nests to protect.
Closing date: 27 February 2017  Interview date: 8 March 2017, 9 March 2017
How to apply: You can find more information about the role in the downloads below. Please make sure you include reference number A6640117-A6690117 on any correspondence.  Role Profile: http://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/a6640117a6690117overnightprotectionstaffrp_tcm9-437167.pdf (Word 267Kb, requires Microsoft Word).  Application details: http://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/a6640117a6690117overnightprotectionstaffaf_tcm9-437168.docx (Word 29Kb, requires Microsoft Word)  For questions about this post: JAMES BRAY (EM: james.bray AT rspb.org.uk<http://rspb.org.uk>  PH: 01200 446785).  Send application details to MARIE STAWARSKI (EM: marie.stawarski AT rspb.org.uk<http://rspb.org.uk>).  The RSPB, Lancaster Office, RSPB Northern England Region, 7.3.1 Cameron House, White Cross Estate, Lancaster, LA1 4XF, 01524 581000

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN
Employer: Western Michigan University
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 15 Mar 2017
Description: We are looking for a research technician to assist a MS student investigating the effects of military noise on singing in golden-winged and blue-winged warblers. The applicant will work with a collaborative team including Dr. Sharon Gill and Dr. Maarten Vonhof from Western Michigan University and army biologists to monitor and record singing males and conduct experiments to understand how birds adjust their vocalizations in response to military noise. This is a temporary position, beginning May 1. Work schedule will be variable depending upon weather, but will average approximately 40 hours per week. Housing is provided near field sites in upstate New York.
Preferred qualifications: Candidates must have previous field experience working with songbirds including behavioral observation and sound recording, ability to work independently and long hours in rough terrain. Applicants should be comfortable working as part of a team, have strong work ethic and attention to detail, and strong recommendations. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Some of this research will be conducted at a US Army base and the successful applicant will have to pass a basic background check to gain access to the field site.
Start date: May 1, 2017
Deadline to apply: March 31, 2017, but review of applications will begin immediately upon posting.
Salary: $12.50/hour (40 hours/week)
To apply: Submit a pdf that includes: 1. a cover letter outlining qualifications and career goals, 2. curriculum vita, 3. unofficial transcripts, and 4. the names and contact information of three professional references to (EM: Sharon.gill AT wmich.edu<http://wmich.edu>)  Contact Person: DR. SHARON GILL (PH: 269-387-5613 EM: sharon.gill AT wmich.edu<http://wmich.edu>)

FALL RAPTOR MIGRATION OUTREACH INTERNSHIP
Employer: Golden Gate Raptor Observatory
Location: Marin Headlands, Sausalito, CA
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 01 Mar 2017
Description:  Raptor Migration Outreach Interns (2) needed (July 2 through December 31; with possibility to extend) to help conduct volunteer-powered raptor migration studies at the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, near San Francisco, CA. Two positions are available for enthusiastic, mature, self-motivated recent graduates or seniors in biological science or related field, who have a passion for science education. Please visit our website, www.ggro.org<http://www.ggro.org>, to see the full position description.  Duties include: Daily work with volunteer teams to identify and count raptors; facilitating public weekend docent programs, interacting with school groups and park visitors, and teaching groups of diverse ages and backgrounds. Other duties include data entry, operational and administrative support, and tending captive lure bird colony. Outreach interns will also have the opportunity to develop new educational materials, contribute to social media and newsletters, and will gain experience in banding and handling raptors.
Compensation: Non-local applicants receive a thirty dollar ($30) per workday living stipend and housing within biking distance of the office in a dormitory setting (single rooms, shared bath and kitchen). Local applicants receive a fifty-five dollar ($55) per workday stipend in lieu of housing.
Qualifications: ** Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential ** High energy level, interest in both science education and research, and strong work ethic required ** Computer skills and familiarity with social media platforms are helpful ** Must be able to stay focused and upbeat in the face of sometimes-pervasive fog ** Experience in teaching, science communication, environmental education, avian biology, or bird identification preferred but not required ** Field days are long and can be strenuous; applicants should be in good physical condition ** A vehicle is strongly recommended for access to shopping and off-duty activities ** Valid US driver’s license is required
How to apply: Email applications strongly preferred; please include “2017 GGRO Outreach Internship” in the Subject Line. In a single PDF/RTF document, send a cover letter, resume, and phone number/emails of three references, along with your current address and phone number. Completed applications must be received by March 1st to be considered.  LAURA YOUNG, Program Manager, Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, Building 1064, Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito, CA 94965 (PH: 415-331-0730  EM: ggro AT parksconservancy.org<http://parksconservancy.org>).

FALL RAPTOR MIGRATION FIELD INTERNSHIP
Employer: Golden Gate Raptor Observatory
Location: Marin Headlands, Sausalito, CA
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 01 Mar 2017
Description: Raptor Migration Field Interns (3) needed (Full time, July 2 through December 31; with possibility to extend) to help conduct volunteer-powered raptor migration studies at the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, near San Francisco, CA. Three positions are available for enthusiastic, mature, self-motivated recent graduates or seniors in biological science or a related field. Please visit our website, www.ggro.org<http://www.ggro.org>, to see the full position description.  Duties include: Daily work with volunteer teams to identify and count raptors, trap and band raptors, and tend captive lure bird colony. Other duties include data entry, operational and administrative support, and interaction with park visitors. Some outreach and teaching opportunities will be available.
Qualifications:  ** Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential ** Computer skills are helpful ** Must be able to stay focused and upbeat in the face of sometimes-pervasive fog ** Field days are long and can be strenuous; applicants should be in good physical condition ** Experience in identifying, handling, and banding birds is preferred but not required ** A vehicle is strongly recommended for access to shopping and off-duty activities ** Valid US driver’s license is required
Compensation: Non-local applicants receive a thirty dollar ($30) per workday living stipend and housing within biking distance of the office in a dormitory setting (single rooms, shared bath and kitchen). Local applicants receive a fifty-five dollar ($55) per workday stipend in lieu of housing.
How to Apply: Email applications strongly preferred; please include “2017 GGRO Field Internship” in the Subject Line. In a single PDF/RTF document, send a cover letter, resume, and phone number/emails of three references, along with your current address and phone number. Completed applications must be received by March 1st to be considered. LAURA YOUNG, Program Manager, Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, Building 1064, Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito, CA 94965 (PH: 415-331-0730  EM: ggro AT parksconservancy.org<http://parksconservancy.org>).

FIELD BIOLOGIST
Employer: NaturEner USA LLC
Location: Ethridge, Montana area
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 03 Mar 2017
Description:  NaturEner USA and NaturEner Canada launched operations in 2006. We are primarily engaged in the ownership, development and operation of renewable generation projects. Our goal is to be a leading, diversified renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP) across different green energy technologies and geographies.
NaturEner is seeking a Field Biologist for our Glacier Wind Farm in northern Montana. This position has a scheduled end date of October 31, 2017.
Job purpose/Position summary: Responsible for conducting surveys in accordance with NaturEner's Environmental and Conservation Program (ECP), Post Construction Monitoring (PCM) program, and Eagle Point Count (EPC) program at the Company's Glacier Wind Farm under the direction of Staff Biologists, and for the collection, management, and submission of survey data. Duties and responsibilities: • Conduct surveys in accordance with NaturEner's established avian monitoring and conservation program protocols under the direction of Staff Biologists• Conduct ground-based surveys to locate fatalities and recover carcasses of bats and birds• Conduct searcher efficiency and carcass removal trials• Assist with eagle/raptor point counts at pre-determined locations• Collect, manage, and report survey data• Perform additional responsibilities and field surveys as required
Qualifications: • Minimum of one year of wildlife studies; preference for avian surveys• Must be willing to learn how to accurately identify soaring raptors using high powered optics• Must be able to operate 4x4 vehicles, and GPS and Kestrel units efficiently• Strong desire to learn and improve avian survey skills, specifically at wind farms• Experience with post construction monitoring at wind farms is desirable• Experience with Microsoft Access, ArcGIS, and Garmin BaseCamp is desirable but not required• Highly motivated self-starter; proactive and willing to take initiative• Strong attention to detail• Resourceful
Skills/Abilities: • Demonstrated ability to work independently• Excellent communication skills; ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing• Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to develop and maintain good relationships with others• Excellent data management skills• Strong time management skills• Flexibility and ability to adapt to changes in schedule and/or work duties
Location/Working conditions: • Position is located primarily at the Glacier Wind Farm near Ethridge, Montana• Required to work outdoors under varying and possibly extreme weather conditions for extended periods of time• Required to work potentially irregular hours on a flexible schedulePhysical requirements: • Must be able to walk 5+ miles daily over uneven terrain• Must be able to work outdoors under varying and possibly extreme weather conditions• Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle
We offer a competitive salary and full benefits package (medical, dental, vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, 401K, paid holidays, paid vacation/sick time, etc.)
Please email cover letter and resume to (EM: hr_jobs AT naturener.us<http://naturener.us>) or submit cover letter and resume on the NaturEner USA website (http://www.naturener.us/)

FIELD ASSISTANT: IMPACTS OF WILD BIRDS ON WEST COAST ORGANIC FARMS
Employer: Washington State University
Location: California, Oregon, Washington
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 20 Feb 2017
Description: Job Description: Field assistant needed to study the ecological impacts of wild birds on organic farms, including their roles as predators of crop pests and vectors of pathogens. Fieldwork will take place at organic farms across California, Oregon, and Washington state. The crew will catch birds using mist nets, band and collect samples from birds. They may also conduct observations of bird interactions with the crop and sample insects. Surveys and sampling will occur during the growing season, involving long days on farms (many of which are in beautiful areas), extensive driving across the western USA, and camping near field sites. While the work is intensive, this project provides the opportunity to actively contribute to an exciting new project addressing questions at the intersection of community ecology, disease ecology, and organic agriculture. It also offers the chance to gain experience in a broad range of wildlife sampling and survey techniques. The ideal candidate will have interests in birds, agroecology, and research. This opportunity is well-suited to students interested to conduct an independent research project, and continuing on to graduate school.
Qualifications: Experience operating mist-nets and banding birds is required, and experience collecting blood samples is preferred. Applicants must hold a driver’s license and be willing to contribute to driving (usually 1-3 hours per day). Applicants must be in excellent physical health with outstanding hearing and vision, be able to tolerate weather extremes and long field days starting before dawn, and be comfortable working around farm animals (e.g., cattle, dogs). Applicants must be highly independent, self-motivated and comfortable living and working with 1-2 other people. Experience camping is strongly preferred as crew will camp in state parks throughout the field season. We also prefer candidates with an excellent academic record and a strong interest in research.
Start date is ~May 1, 2017, continuing for 3-4 months.
Salary is ~$2000 per month.
To Apply: Send CV, cover letter, and contact information for two references as one document to AMANDA EDWORTHY (EM: amanda.edworthy AT wsu.edu<http://wsu.edu>); please include “wild birds field assistant” as subject. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS AND ATLAS TECHNICIANS
Employer: Wisconsin Society for Ornithology
Location: Sites across Wisconsin
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 01 Mar 2017
Description: The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology is seeking applicants for avian field work during 2017, as part of Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II. See www.wsobirds.org/atlas<http://www.wsobirds.org/atlas> for project details.  Point Count Technicians (1-4 positions available) will be responsible for conducting point counts every suitable morning between late May and early July. Field work will occur across 6-10 adjacent counties in Wisconsin. Will be responsible for recording all birds detected at pre-determined stationary points by sight and sound, following appropriate protocols. As time permits, may also be responsible for conducting area-search bird surveys in atlas blocks, identifying birds and coding their breeding behaviors.  Atlas Technicians (4-5 positions available) will conduct area searches for birds across 6-10 Wisconsin counties following atlas protocols. Emphasis will be on surveying blocks not covered by volunteer atlasers, including some rugged or remote locations. Off-road hiking and navigation is required. Will be responsible for identifying birds by sight and sound, and coding their breeding behaviors. Some night work will be required.  All technicians will be responsible for recording data in accord with established atlas protocols, and entering data into eBird and Excel.
Qualifications: Point Count Technicians must be able to identify all Wisconsin landbirds by sight and sound. Prior experience with point counts is required. Atlas Technicians must be familiar with Wisconsin birds by sight and sound. All technicians will be required to pass a birder certification test. All technicians must have valid driver’s license and own vehicle. Must be willing to work early mornings and long hours in a variety of conditions. Will be expected to work independently, follow all survey protocols, and navigate by GPS on and off-road.
Compensation: The Point Count Technician will receive $7200 for the completion of point counts from late May to early July; Additional work as an Atlas Technician is available from early July to early August for an additional $2850. Atlas Technicians will be paid $5700 for a full season from late May to early August. Exact start and end dates may be negotiable. All technicians are responsible for providing their own equipment, lodging, food, and transportation.
How to Apply: Electronic applications required. Send a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications, a resume or CV, and the names and contact information (email and phone) of 3 references to (EM: atlas AT wsobirds.org<http://wsobirds.org>). Please indicate whether you are interested in the Point Count Technician position, the Atlas Technician position, or both.

AVIAN ECOLOGY PROGRAM COORDINATOR - ROOKERY BAY NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE*
Employer:  Florida International University
Location:  Naples, FL
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:  26 Feb 2017
Description:  *Position located in Naples, FL - Modesto A. Maidique Campus* Evaluates, strengthens and enhances existing programming, and develops and implements new programs designed to enhance the connection of the Reserve's research programs to the education and stewardship community. **Conducts monitoring of shorebirds and wading birds within and adjacent to the Reserve. **Coordinates avian monitoring, education and outreach, and database management with Audubon, FWC, and universities as well as other partners. **Coordinates the seasonal closing of beach nesting bird areas within the Reserve and posts and maintains educational signs at critical nesting areas closed to public access. **Coordinates annual shorebird partners meeting. **Updates and maintains the Reserve library database. **Independent operation of boats and vehicles in a field setting. **Coordinates and leads field trips for events. **Assists with the recovery, calibration, maintenance and deployment of environmental monitoring equipment; assists with field research field monitoring as needed. **Manages the avian monitoring database for the Reserve as well as other databases associated with biological monitoring projects in the Reserve as assigned. **Supervises volunteers, student workers and OPS employees as assigned. **Prepares and maintains biological monitoring budget. **Performs other duties as assigned. **Manages confidential data according to the rules established by the State of Florida. **Assists with other aspects of research at or management of the Reserve and facilities as needed. **Provides assistance in the event of an emergency on/at the Rookery Bay Reserve site including pre-storm preparation, post-storm clean-up and replacement of stored goods to ready the site for operation after a storm; or other services assigned.
 Minimum Qualifications:   Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of office or related experience.
Desired Qualifications:   *Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in Biology, Environmental Science or related field preferred; OR * a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Biology, Environmental Science or related field and two years of applicable experience. *Knowledge of basic estuarine ecology and coastal waterbird ecology, identification, and related management issues; laboratory and field QA/QC protocols for environmental sampling and analysis, laboratory safety procedures, small vessel operation, navigation and safety.
 Advertised Salary:   $38,256
 Work Schedule: Begin time: 8:30 AM End time: 5:00 PM
 Pre-Employment Requirements:  Criminal Background Check
 Apply online at:   https://pslinks.fiu....25&PostingSeq=1

SIERRA TO SEA CLIMATE-SMART CONSERVATION INTERNSHIP
Employer: Point Blue Conservation Science
Location: Chester, CA and Point Reyes National Seashore, CA
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: None provided
Open until filled
Description: Point Blue Conservation Science is seeking two interns interested in bird ecology, habitat restoration, and climate change science to train as part of the next generation of climate-smart conservation scientists. These positions are based in the northern Sierra Nevada near Chester, CA and our Palomarin Field Station in Point Reyes National Seashore, CA.
Duration: 15 May – 15 Nov.
Job Description and Duties: This internship is focused on gaining practical knowledge of bird ecology in relation to climate-smart adaptation strategies and acquiring skills to implement, assess, and promote those strategies in montane meadow habitats and coastal habitats. The Sierra portion of this internship will involve ~3 months in the Sierra Nevada where training will focus on bird ecology and restoration in montane meadow habitats. Here the intern will receive training on identifying, surveying, and nest searching for bird species that breed in montane meadows, as well as gain exposure to our local restoration and conservation partners and an active group of seasonal field biologists. The Sea portion of the internship will be based at our Palomarin Field station, where the interns will delve into bird banding and mist netting and data-driven solutions to conservation challenges with a focus on climate-smart conservation. Interns completing our program leave with a comprehensive knowledge base, including the ability to design and implement conservation research, communicate research to the public, and ensure data are incorporated effectively into data management systems and resource management planning efforts. Interns will complete a final project that synthesizes their new knowledge about climate-smart conservation.  The interns will learn concepts and skills in the following areas: - Field methods in ecological and conservation research with emphasis on nest searching, nest monitoring, territory mapping, mist netting, and bird banding of songbirds  - Understanding the scientific process and the role of natural history observation in guiding meaningful research and conservation  - Critical thinking and evaluation of research and conservation  - Climate-smart conservation and restoration  - Best practices in science interpretation  - Skills in data management and data integrity
Qualifications: - A background in ecology, environmental studies, or related field (college graduate or equivalent preferred)  - Ability to navigate cross-country in wet meadow environments  - Willingness to spend long hours in the field and office, 6 days a week  - Be able to work independently, as well as in groups  - Desire to engage with partners and public  - Desire to improve upon professional skills needed to facilitate conservation action  - Be self-motivated and have a sense of humor  - Position may require the use of a personal vehicle. If a personal vehicle is used, interns must have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and agree to conducting a motor vehicle report. Interns will be reimbursed Federal rate of $0.535 per mile for using a personal vehicle for work.  - A functioning pair of binoculars is required  - Participants must be at least 21 years of age.
Compensation: This is a voluntary training position that includes a stipend to offset living expenses while on the project ($850 per month, gross). Communal housing is provided.
To Apply: Send a single document (PDF preferred, or Word Doc) containing the following items: a letter of interest (describing why you’d like this internship, previous experience with field research, dates of availability, and whether or not you have a vehicle); a resume; and contact information for three references to BRENT CAMPOS (EM: bcampos AT pointblue DOT org). In the subject line type: Internship Application 2017. Only those qualified applicants who we desire to interview will be contacted.
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.

EDUCATION/ECO-TOURISM INTERN
Employer: Seabird Restoration Program of National Audubon Society
Location: Bremen, Maine
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: None provided
Open until filled
Description: This is a wonderful experience on the Maine coast in both field biology and environmental education and interpretation, working with seasoned Audubon professionals as well as the general public, on an internationally-recognized seabird restoration project. You will essentially be an “ambassador” for Audubon and conservation while narrating boat trips out to a restored Puffin and Tern colony, and in our Project Puffin Visitor Center in Rockland, etc. If you like the ocean and seabirds and sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm, this may be for you.
Location: Bremen, Maine (base camp), Rockland, Maine, and two+ weeks living and working in primitive conditions on an Audubon-managed seabird nesting island in Maine, 5 to 20 miles offshore.  Two Positions: 1) from May 25th to third or preferably fourth week in August, and 2) from May 25th to October 31st.

AQUATIC AVIAN ECOTOXICOLOGY FIELD ASSISTANT
Employer: University of British Columbia
Location: Fernie, BC
Country: Canada
Last Date to Apply: 03 Mar 2017
Description: This position entails working through the University of British Columbia in conjunction with Environment and Climate Change Canada to study the effects of aquatic contamination on a songbird –the American dipper— and its aquatic ecosystem. The Elk Valley, located in the Rocky Mountains of southeastern BC, has been home to extensive coal mining since the late 1800s. We are assessing contaminant levels in the Elk River and its tributaries, the exposure of aquatic organisms to these contaminants and the ultimate effect of exposure in species of higher trophic levels in the aquatic food web. Accommodation will be in the town of Fernie, BC, surrounded by many beautiful hiking and mountain biking trails. We are also accepting applications for volunteer positions; please specify if you would like to be considered for a volunteer position if we cannot offer you a paid position.  Duties: •Bird banding, mist netting/trapping and blood/feather sampling •Behavioural observations, nest searching and bird surveys •Driving 4x4 truck on forestry service roads and municipal roads (navigating with backcountry maps) •Aquatic invertebrate collection •Keeping organized field notes and entering data
Essential Qualifications: •Highly motivated, proactive and positive attitude •Patience , attention to detail, flexibility, and an ability to problem-solve and cooperate •Experience with outdoor/ecology field work •Ability to consistently wake early and work long hours outdoors •Ability to hike up to 15 km/day in alpine terrain and in rivers with strong currents and slippery substrates •Some post-secondary education in biology or related field •Good communication skills for interaction with locals and industry officials •Valid driver’s license
Desired Qualifications: •Bird banding or blood sampling experience •Experience collecting/identifying aquatic insects •Experience driving on rough/logging roads •First Aid CPR Level C, WHMIS, Swiftwater Safety Training •Eligibility for NSERC USRA and an interest in pursuing graduate studies.
Location: Elk Valley (Fernie and area), British Columbia.  Duration and Date: 3 months, end of April – end of July 2017 (dates negotiable).
Compensation: approximately $1900/month dependent upon experience (accommodation and food subsidized).
How to Apply: Please send an application package consisting of your CV, a cover letter detailing your interest in the project and your previous experience with outdoor/ecological work, and a list of 3 references in one PDF document to HELMI HESS (EM: helmihess AT alumni.ubc.ca<http://alumni.ubc.ca>). Only suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview.

FERRUGINOUS HAWK FIELD ASSISTANT
Employer: University of Alberta
Location: southern Alberta
Country: Canada
Last Date to Apply: 01 Mar 2017
Open until filled
Description:
We are looking to hire 1-2 field assistants for a University of Alberta study on the relationship between Ferruginous Hawks and industrial development in southern Alberta.  Tasks include: • Nest searching and monitoring • Behavioural observation        • Habitat features identification • Landowner communication • Hawk capture and banding        • GPS satellite transmitter attachment • Automatic Recording Unit (ARU) setup • Additional related tasks.
Job Requirements: • Excellent note-taking skills (detailed and accurate) • Valid class 5 driver’s license with clean record • Capable of driving long distances • Cannot be afraid of heights, insects, or heat • Able to work independently and on a team • Flexible, willing to learn, and well spirited     Additional Assets: • Ability to identify prairie raptors • Experience interacting with rural landowners • Driving 4WD trucks and basic navigational skills • Reading maps and operating GPS units • Aptitude for technology based work • Experience with basic climbing • Experience identifying grassland vegetation • Knowledge of Alberta’s Species At Risk • Experience working with and handling birds • Experience with radio telemetry • Valid Standard First Aid
Pay Rate, Work Schedule & Work Term: • $2500 - $3000 CDN/month (depending on experience) plus housing and food in the the field. • Typical schedule consists of a 10 days on / 4 days off rotation (this is flexible) but overall work schedule equates to 22 days/month. • Positions start in early April through July 31 with possibility of extension.
Please send your cover letter of interest outlining your qualifications and available start dates, resume, and three professional references in an enclosed PDF document to: NICK PARAYKO (EM: nparayko AT ualberta.ca<http://ualberta.ca>), Please indicate in subject line: Field Assistant. Positions filled as soon as suitable candidates are found. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest!

COMMON LOON FIELD BIOLOGIST
Employer: Biodiversity Research Institute
Location: Rangeley, Maine
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 31 Mar 2017
Description: Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Field biologists monitor nesting populations of loons and collect data on demographic and behavioral aspects of those populations including: **Participation in the collection, recording, and reporting of demographic, behavioral, and nesting data **Resighting color banded individuals as part of a long term loon population demographic study **Deployment and maintenance of floating nesting platforms **Participation in diurnal and nocturnal capture of live loons for the purpose of banding as well as sample collection as part of a long term contaminants study **Collect abandoned eggs, eggshells, and loon carcasses and help organize field samples for eventual analysis **Collection of fish samples as part of a contaminants monitoring study **Participate in or lead presentations on loons and the Rangeley loon project **Uphold the legal requirements of permits **Operate in accordance with internal and industry safety standards **All other duties as directed or assigned.
Hours/Schedule: This is a full-time, seasonal position, starting in late May or June and ending in late August. 40 hr work week minimum is required. Some night and weekend work. Expect long days, lots of a driving, and a non-regular schedule.
Qualifications: Completed a B.A. or B.S. in wildlife biology, wildlife management, biology, zoology, ecology, or a related discipline is preferred, or courses and/or work experience in wildlife biology, preferably with avian or aquatic species. A valid driver's license is required.
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  · Courses and/or work experience in wildlife biology, preferably with avian or aquatic species · Previous experience working with wildlife is not a requirement but it is a major advantage · Ability to work independently, as well as with a team of other researchers · Willingness to work in adverse weather conditions · Experience paddling and canoeing solo · Experience with motorboats and boat trailering · A genuine interest in learning about wildlife conservation. Physical Demands: Physically demanding work requiring long hours in the field. Field biologists must be in excellent physical condition and must possess a strong physical ability to tolerate weather extremes, rough water, hiking into remote lakes, moving nesting rafts in wet and muddy conditions, and the company of mosquitoes. Be able to lift 50+ lbs.
Compensation: $455.00/week, housing and work transportation is provided. Mileage reimbursed for any personal vehicle use for work.
To Apply: Send cover letter and CV/Resume to (EM: alex.dalton AT briloon.org<http://briloon.org>).

BIRD BANDERS/EDUCATORS
Employer: Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center / US Forest Service
Location: Amherst, MA
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 28 Feb 2017
Open until filled
Description: BIRD BANDERS/EDUCATORS needed for Neighborhood Nestwatch (NN). NN is a Smithsonian and Forest Service citizen science avian ecology-based research project. The research provides an opportunity to conduct basic conservation biology and environmental education in urban/suburban backyards, schoolyards and urban parks in a growing number of regional locations in the U.S. Assistants are needed for the Springfield, MA region (early May – early August). The assistantship takes place mostly in backyards while communicating basic ecology to citizen participants. School and camp events, which include bird banding demonstrations and complementary outreach activities will also be conducted (see Urban Nestwatch). Paired teams will conduct backyard activities whereas an entire crew conducts school and camp events. Lots of driving in built-up areas required.
This work requires an ability to capture, color-band, age, sex, and measure birds unassisted as well as communicate ecological topics to a wide range of ages. Applicants MUST have extensive experience setting up mist nets and removing captured birds unassisted. Resighting color banded birds, conducting point count censuses and vegetation sampling, sampling of blood, feather, and toenail tissues, as well as meticulous data entry also involved. The work requires an ability to work from early morning onward 6 days per week carrying out a wide variety of field tasks. Stand-out applicants will also have experience conducting public outreach activities, working cohesively as a crew member, and have a history of data entry accuracy.
Salary $1,600-$2,000/month depending on experience. Project vehicle or gasoline assistance as well as group housing or some housing assistance included.
Please email cover letter, CV, and the names and updated contact information of three references to (EM: slerman AT cns.umass.edu<http://cns.umass.edu>) by February 28, 2017 or until filled. Please give an estimate of how many birds you have banded unassisted.

MSIM BIRD POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS-IOWA
Employer: Iowa State University
Location: Various-Iowa
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 17 Feb 2017
Description: 5 seasonal bird point count technicians are needed for Iowa’s Multiple Species Inventory and Monitoring (MSIM) program, a biodiversity survey program focused on Iowa’s Species of Greatest Conservation Need in 10 taxonomic groups started in 2006. Applicants will work as part of a research and monitoring team to collect information on birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, and mussels on public and private lands throughout Iowa. Specific job duties include (but are not limited to) bird surveys using visual and auditory cues, identifying, handling, and marking small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and fish, maintaining a variety of traps for small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and fish, conducting surveys for and handling butterflies and odonates, identifying and measuring plant species, data entry, and assisting with other tasks as needed. Field work for all positions will be conducted throughout the state of Iowa (5 crews based in locations across the state) with significant travel and some overnight travel a possibility. Duty locations for 2017 include Ruthven, Boone, Chariton, Iowa City, and Tripoli, IA. Applicants must have the physical ability to work long hours outdoors, walk long distances, carry field equipment in rough terrain, and wade through water.
Positions are temporary, full-time (maximum of 40 hours/week) from approximately 15 April – 15 October 2017 (6 months). Salary is $10-13/hr dependent on qualifications and experience. Housing will be provided for at least one location, technicians assigned to other locations are expected to arrange their own housing. No overtime will be provided. Vehicles will be provided for work-related travel.
Applicants should be graduated from, currently enrolled in, or on break between semesters of college with a degree in (or pursuing a degree in) wildlife ecology, biology, or a closely related natural resource field. Qualified applicants must be able to work independently or as part of a team, have a strong work ethic, be able to travel overnight for work-related duties, and be able to work during diverse weather conditions and on weekends, holidays, nights, and evenings as required. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, possess a valid driver’s license, and pass an ISU motor vehicle check to be able to drive a state vehicle as a condition of employment. Preferred qualifications include possessing a B.S. degree in wildlife ecology, biology or a related field, and previous experience with bird point counts. Survey experience with at least one taxonomic group (mammals, herptiles, fish, mussels, odonates, butterflies, or plants) is also desirable. Review of applications may begin before the posting close date.
To apply submit (as a single document) a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three professional references to KEVIN MURPHY (EM: ktmurphy AT iastate.edu<http://iastate.edu>) by February 17th, 2017 (application review may begin before this date).

SHOREBIRD RESEARCH TECHNICIANS
Employer: Texas Tech University
Location: Southern Great Plains (TX, OK and NM)
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 31 Mar 2017
Open until filled
Description:
We are looking 2-3 field technicians for a spring/summer Snowy Plover study on the Southern Great Plains (Bitter Lake NWR in New Mexico, Salt Plains NWR in Oklahoma and Muleshoe NWR in Texas). There will be two teams, one stationed at Salt Plains NWR and one TBD, but likely at or near Lubbock, TX. Housing will be provided, or housing assistance may be available.
May - August (dates are flexible; if you can start earlier or work later, let us know).  Duties may include, but are not limited to: **Surveys **Nest searching **Bownet capture **Mist-netting **Banding **Bleeding (adults and nestlings) **Transmitter attachment (leg-harness method) **Long days in extreme heat and sun exposure **Working at remote field sites **Driving long-distances and on remote, backcountry roads **Meticulous data entry **Telemetry tower setup and maintenance.
Technician Qualifications: Required Working on, or have completed, a Bachelor’s in Biology, Wildlife, or related field; prior bird-handling and field-research experience; the ability to work in harsh, isolated conditions; the ability to live amicably in close quarters with team members for a long period of time (3+ months); experience using a GPS; valid drivers’ license
Preferred Mist-net extraction, bleeding, shorebird and transmitter attachment experience; experience driving on backcountry roads and vehicle maintenance
Field vehicles will be provided, but personal vehicles for your own use are encouraged.
Salary: 1,000-1,200/month DOE
To apply, please attach 1) resume/CV 2) Names, emails and phone numbers for 3 references, and 3) A cover letter detailing your reason for applying, field experience and other relevant info in a single PDF (filename: yourname_snowyplover_application) to krheath AT gmail.com<http://gmail.com>. Please include Snowy Plover Technician in the email subject

RESOURCE TECHNICIAN
Employer: The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. (AURA)
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: None provided
Open until filled
Description: The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. (AURA) operates several observatory centers (including the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, the National Solar Observatory, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and the Gemini Observatory) in the United States and Chile under cooperative agreements with the National Science Foundation.  The National Solar Observatory (NSO) Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) Project has an immediate opening for 2016 seasonal Resource Technician (March 1st to end of August 2017) to provide support in the implementation of mitigation and monitoring activities for endangered species required for the DKIST Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP), on Haleakala, Maui, Hawai'i. The Habitat Conservation Plan carries out mitigation and monitoring activities for Endangered Species Act listed species of Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis), Nene (Branta sandwichensis), and Silversword (Argyroxiphium sandwicense).  This is a 40 hour per week job; key duties and responsibilities of the technicians for this season include but are not limited to:  **Monitoring petrel collision around construction sites **Monitoring reproductive success of Hawaiian petrel in mitigation site and control site **Searching for new nest burrows of Hawaiian petrel in mitigation site and control site **Set up camera traps and rat traps to monitoring predator (cats, rats, mongoose) population in mitigation site and control site **Invasive species prevention **Other conservation and mitigation duties.
Requirements: **Bachelor’s degree major in Biology, Wildlife Management or a related field **At least one year of ecology or wildlife research/conservation experience **Computer experience in Microsoft Word and Excel **Possess a valid driver's license **Must be able to hike 7miles with 40 lb backpack in high altitude (8,000-10,000 ft). Desired Qualifications:  Knowledge of Hawaiian fauna and flora; experience in operating GPS and GIS; familiarity with handling birds (seabird-specific preferred); experience in operating camera traps and predator control; certifications in CPR and Wilderness First Aid/Responder.
Please list 3 professional references in your application and attach a CV or resume (PDF files preferred) to your application. Please name any attachments with the following format: 17-0033LastnameDocname. Application documents that are not uploaded as part of the application may be sent to (EM: employment AT aura-astronomy.org<http://aura-astronomy.org>)
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As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, AURA does not discriminate because of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, disability, and/or any other legally protected status under applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws.
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SNOWY PLOVER MONITORING TECHNICIAN
Employer: Point Blue Conservation Science
Location: Monterey Bay, California
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: None provided
Open until filled
Description: Our Mission and Vision: Point Blue Conservation Science advances conservation of birds, other wildlife and ecosystems through innovative research, restoration, outreach and extensive partnerships. Our highest priority is to reduce the impacts of habitat loss, climate change and other threats to wildlife and people, while promoting adaptation to the changes ahead. Point Blue will achieve this by conducting further research on ecological processes and by developing and disseminating science-based solutions to mitigate the negative impacts of these changes. Because of our work today, healthy ecosystems will continue to support thriving wildlife and human communities in California and beyond, on land and at sea.
Project Summary: Point Blue Conservation Science has conducted an intensive study of the breeding ecology of Snowy Plovers on Monterey Bay for over 30 years. Working closely with the United States Fish & Wildlife Service, California Department of Parks & Recreation, California Department of Fish & Wildlife and other partners, Point Blue biologists gather data which are used to formulate conservation actions designed to improve productivity, sustain the plover population, promote ecosystem health and prepare for the impacts of climate change. Visit the Snowy Plover Conservation web page to learn more.
http://www.pointblue.org/our-science-and-services/conservation-science/oceans-and-coasts/snowy-plover.  Primary duties include, but are not limited to:  **Reading color bands of Snowy Plover adults and chicks **Nest searching and monitoring **Brood monitoring **Predator monitoring **High volume data entry and management **Work in collaboration with partner agencies involved in conservation and management efforts
Project Duration: April 1, 2017 to August, 31, 2017 (start & end date may be flexible). Schedule: Full time, 8 hours per day / 40 hours per week; generally Monday to Friday and may work some weekends.
Compensation and Status: Rate is $17.00 per hour. Position is nonexempt. Overtime may not be worked, unless approved in advance. If overtime occurs, California overtime laws apply.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  **Undergraduate degree in conservation biology, ecology, environmental science, environmental policy and planning, or other related field, or equivalent experience **Minimum of 3 years of experience collecting avian field data **Previous field experience with nest searching, reproductive monitoring, bird handling and/or banding are highly desirable. **Possession of valid federal monitoring permit for snowy plovers is highly desirable. **Previous experience with high volume data entry and management. **Excellent inter-personal, written and verbal communication skills. **Must have a passion for nature and conservation. **Requires ability to work long hours, outdoors under variable weather and mobility over various terrains, including soft sand. **Must have own car and valid driver’s license.
To apply: Send a single document (PDF preferred, or Word Doc) including a cover letter describing previous experience and interest in this position, specific dates of availability, a resume, and contact information for three references to KRISS NEUMAN (EM: kneuman AT pointblue.org<http://pointblue.org>). In the subject line type: Snowy Plover Monitoring Technician 2017. Only those qualified applicants who we desire to interview will be contacted. 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, age, sexual orientation, citizenship status, disability status, membership or application for membership in a uniformed service, or membership in any other class protected by applicable law and will make reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to complete the application and/or participate in the interview process.

GOLDEN-CHEEKED WARBLER TECHNICIAN: Employer:: Texas A&M University: Location:: San Antonio, Texas: Country:: United States: Last Date to Apply:: 01 Mar 2017: Description: Seasonal Avian Research Assistant, mid-March through June (end dates flexible) for a research project focusing on the federally endangered golden-cheeked warbler on Camp Bullis Army base, Texas. Duties include presence-absence bird surveys, point counts, mist netting, banding birds, maintenance of field equipment, data entry, and others, depending on qualifications and skills.: Requirements: Experience or coursework in wildlife biology or closely related field; ability to collect data with strong attention to detail; ability to work 6+ days per week doing physically demanding work, with early mornings (0500); a positive attitude in adverse environmental conditions such as fire ants, chiggers, rattlesnakes, feral pigs, poison ivy, normal daily temperatures of over 90°F, intense sun, thick and thorny brush, and steep and rocky terrain; ability to operate 4X4 vehicles; patience and focus to quietly observe and follow birds; good eyesight and hearing; ability to work independently and in groups; flexibility to changes in location, as may be required to move around; flexibility to changes in protocol, or job assignments; must supply your own binoculars. Preference will be given to applicants with experience mist-netting and banding songbirds, navigating using handheld GPS unit, using Microsoft Access, Excel, ArcMap; possess a B.S. or B.A. in wildlife biology or closely related field.: Pay: $10–12/hour depending on experience, expected 40 hours/week: To Apply: Please write “Camp Bullis job application” in the subject line of your email. Include your last name in the file attachment. Submit cover letter detailing your qualifications, resume (including GPA), and contacts for three references (preferably email address) in a single attachment to (EM: irnr.birdjobs AT gmail.com<http://gmail.com>).

MS POSITION: SONGBIRD RESPONSES TO MILITARY NOISE
Employer: Western Michigan University
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 15 Mar 2017
Description: A graduate research assistantship (MS) investigating the effects of military noise on singing in golden-winged and blue-winged warblers is available in the Department of Biological Sciences at Western Michigan University. The applicant will work with a collaborative team including Dr. Sharon Gill and Dr. Maarten Vonhof from Western Michigan University and army biologists to monitor and record singing males and conduct experiments to understand how birds adjust their vocalizations in response to military noise. The successful applicant will be responsible for planning and implantation of data collection in the field, analyzing data, presenting results at meetings and conferences, and publishing research findings. The student will join an active research group focused on how animals respond to environmental change, and will have the opportunity to interact with and active and engaged group of graduate students and faculty.
Preferred qualifications: We seek applicants with a keen interest in the natural world, a strong work ethic and attention to detail, and a desire to be an engaged member of a research team with like-minded colleagues. Candidates must have or be graduating this spring with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science or a related field and have a valid driver’s license. Competitive applicants will have previous field experience working with songbirds including behavioral observation and sound recording, the ability to work independently and long hours in rough terrain, and strong recommendations. Students will be expected to work well independently and with a team, and should be comfortable using computers and carrying out statistical (or quantitative) analyses. Applicants should have a GPA >3.0 and competitive GRE scores (>50% percentile), as well as strong oral and written communication skills. Some of this research will be conducted at a US Army base and the successful applicant will have to pass a basic background check to gain access to the field site.
To apply: Submit a pdf that includes: 1. a cover letter outlining qualifications and career goals, 2. curriculum vita, 3. unofficial transcripts, and 4. the names and contact information of three professional references to (EM: Sharon.gill AT wmich.edu<http://wmich.edu>)
Start date: May 1, 2017. Deadline to apply: March 31, 2017, but review of applications will begin immediately upon posting.
Salary: $18,000/year + tuition waiver for 2 years with the possibility of a teaching assistantship if an extra year of studies is required.
Contact Person: DR. SHARON GILL (PH: 269-387-5613, EM: sharon.gill AT wmich.edu<http://wmich.edu>).

PH.D. ASSISTANTSHIP - PHEASANT ECOLOGY IN FRAGMENTED AGRICULTURAL LANDSCAPES OF THE NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS
Employer: South Dakota State University
Location: Brookings, SD
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 28 Feb 2017
Description: The Department of Natural Resource Management at South Dakota State University (SDSU; http://www.sdstate.edu/nrm/index.cfm) invites applications for a Ph.D. Assistantship in applied spatial ecology of wildlife to evaluate the effects of landscape composition and habitat configuration on ring-necked pheasants. The graduate research assistant will have the opportunity to collaborate with SDSU and BGSU faculty and South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks biologists. The primary objective of the project is to study the effects of changing agricultural landscapes on pheasant habitat characteristics, population viability and space use patterns. This study is part of a broader, long-term research effort to understand regional pheasant population viability. The accepted Ph.D. student will work as part of a collaborative team and will have the flexibility to pursue independent research interests related to this topic.
Qualifications: Academic requirements include a Master’s degree in a closely related field (except in exceptional circumstances), strong GRE scores, and GPA above 3.0. The preferred candidate should have previous experience with radio telemetry and GPS tracking of wildlife, avian capture, working with a diverse team of collaborators, geographic information systems, and statistical analysis. Additionally, candidates must have a strong work ethic, with the ability to work independently and as part of a larger team, and must be willing and able to conduct field work in extreme weather conditions.
Financial support: Approximately $21,000 for a 12-month stipend plus a full tuition waiver.
Start Date: Expected start date is August 2017, with the possibility of participating in fieldwork starting in May 2017.
To Apply: To be considered for this opportunity, please forward a cover letter, CV, a copy of transcripts (unofficial), and a list of three references with contact information to Dr. MICHAEL WIMBERLY (EM: michael.wimberly AT sdstate.edu<http://sdstate.edu>). and Dr. ANDY GREGORY (EM: agregor AT bgsu.edu<http://bgsu.edu>). Incomplete applications will not be considered. For full consideration, please submit your application materials by February 28, 2017.
For additional information contact: Dr. ANDREW J. GREGORY, School of Earth, Environment and Society, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403-0001 (PH: 1-419-372-9369; EM: agregor AT bgsu.edu<http://bgsu.edu>) or Dr. MICHAEL C. WIMBERLY, Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence, Department of Natural Resource Management, South Dakota State University (PH: 605-688-5350; EM: michael.wimberly AT sdstate.edu<http://sdstate.edu>).

PH.D. ASSISTANTSHIP IN MARBLED MURRELET BREEDING ECOLOGY
Employer: Oregon State University
Location: Corvallis, OR
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 20 Feb 2017
Description: The Forest Animal Ecology Lab at Oregon State University (http://people.forestry.oregonstate.edu/jim-rivers/) is accepting applications for a Ph.D. Assistantship focused on the breeding ecology of the Marbled Murrelet.  This position is part of a large-scale, long-term, and collaborative project being led by Dr. Jim Rivers in cooperation with Dr. Matt Betts (OSU Dept. Forest Ecosystems & Society), Kim Nelson (OSU Dept. Fisheries and Wildlife), and Dr. Dan Roby (USGS and OSU Dept. Fisheries and Wildlife). The student filling this positon will be involved with field research aimed at improving our understanding of Marbled Murrelet nesting ecology and breeding habitat requirements, with implications for the conservation of this species in Oregon and beyond.  The student will develop their project as part of a team of researchers examining aspects of nest-site characteristics across spatial scales, murrelet parental care behavior (e.g., incubation and offspring provisioning), and space use around active nests. This position is an excellent opportunity for a student interested in conservation biology, behavioral ecology, and ornithology to gain valuable knowledge and experience in ecological theory, modeling, and empirical data collection throughout the Coast Range mountains of western Oregon. Oregon State University is among the top U.S. universities for scientific productivity in environmental sciences and conservation biology.
Applicant requirements: - A Masters degree in biology or related field (e.g., environmental science, zoology, wildlife ecology). Highly accomplished undergraduates will be considered only under special circumstances - GPA >3.5 - Strong previous experience in field research (preferably in both ornithology and behavioral ecology) - Upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level courses in statistics - Familiarity with GIS and spatial modeling - Previous experience working effectively with a team (preferably as a field crew leader) - Excellent physical condition for traversing rugged mountainous terrain - Demonstrated experience in publishing in peer-reviewed literature - Applicants with existing funding (e.g., NSF, NSERC, Fulbright, graduate assistantships) will be given high priority.
To apply: Applicants should create a single file (PDF or Word) that contains (1) a cover letter addressing qualifications, (2) a full-length curriculum vitae, (3) GRE scores, (4) transcripts (unofficial transcripts are sufficient), (5) writing sample, and (6) contact information (email and phone number) for three references and email it to both Dr. JIM RIVERS (EM: jim.rivers AT oregonstate.edu<http://oregonstate.edu>) and Dr. DAN ROBY (EM: daniel.roby AT oregonstate.edu<http://oregonstate.edu>) with “MAMU Ph.D. Assistantship” in the subject line. For questions regarding the application process, contact Dr. Rivers by email. We will begin reviewing applications on Feb 20th 2017.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION
Employer: St. Francis Xavier University
Location: Nova Scotia
Country: Canada
Last Date to Apply: 17 Feb 2017
Description:  The Department of Biology at St. Francis Xavier University invites applications for a probationary tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2017. Applicants must have a PhD degree and relevant post-doctoral experience in any contemporary discipline related to animal biology. The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of achievement in teaching and is expected to develop an externally funded program of research. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The primary teaching responsibilities of the successful candidate will be core undergraduate animal biology courses, for example Animal Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology or Vertebrate Physiology, as well as advanced course(s) in the candidate’s area of expertise.
We seek a colleague to enhance our network of departmental, interdisciplinary, and external collaborations. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in quantitative, systematic or emerging methods that can span sub-disciplines, foster collaboration, and prepare our graduates for careers or subsequent educational opportunities.  St. Francis Xavier University has a long-standing liberal arts and science approach to undergraduate education. Upper level classes are small, with substantial interactions between faculty and students in lecture, laboratory, and field settings. Involvement of summer student assistants and Honours and M.Sc. students in research is expected. Co-supervision of Ph.D. students is facilitated by a bilateral agreement with Memorial University of Newfoundland. Northeastern Nova Scotia boasts access to a range of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and the Biology Department houses several common-use research facilities, including a molecular biology laboratory, tissue culture facility, and the university’s microscopy and animal care facilities. Access to advanced computing infrastructure and support is available through our membership in the ACENet.
Applicants should provide curriculum vitae, statements on teaching interests and philosophy, research interests and plans, and the names, addresses (including email), and telephone numbers of three references. Applications should be sent via email to:  Dr. MOIRA GALWAY, Chair, St. Francis Xavier University, Department of Biology, Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2W5, Canada (EM: biology AT stfx.ca<http://stfx.ca>  PH: 1-902-867-3841).  To learn more about the Department of Biology, please visit our website: http://sites.stfx.ca/biology  The review of applications will begin on February 17, 2017 and will continue until this position is filled. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

USING DRONES FOR COASTAL/MARINE CONSERVATION
Employer: Duke University Marine Lab
Location: Beaufort, NC
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 15 Feb 2017
Description: Two year postdoc opportunity at Duke University marine lab in Beaufort, NC for someone interested in coastal/marine conservation & drones.  No prior experience using drones needed - you can learn. A passion for asking new questions in conservation, and excitement for how this technology can push boundaries in your area of expertise is mandatory. Position open to all fields of coastal & marine conservation.
Candidates must have a sense of humour, be enthusiastic to contribute to and be part of of a dynamic lab, show a willingness to participate in other on-going projects, and to engage in community outreach.
Check out the ad here: https://academicjobs...g/ajo/jobs/8759
Deadline February 15, 2017.
Questions? Dr DAVE JOHNSTON at DUML - email is best as he's in the field currently (EM: David.johnston AT duke.edu<http://duke.edu>).

TWO-YEAR POST-DOCTORAL POSITION ON GULL ECOLOGY (BELGIUM) - starting April 1 2017
Employer: University of Antwerp
Location: Antwerp
Country: Belgium
Last Date to Apply: None provided
Open until filled
Description: Lesser black-backed gulls, a long-lived migratory seabird, were commonly assumed to be generalists. However, this poorly characterizes the foraging habits of individual gulls - individuals tend to specialize on one foraging strategy. Such inter-individual variation in the use of an ecological niche is increasingly recognized as an ecologically relevant phenomenon. Its adaptive significance likely depends on: (a) the predictability of a food resource and the heterogeneous environmental conditions throughout the annual cycle, (b) how foraging specialization co-varies with other behavioural (“personality”), physiological or life history traits, and © whether consistency in foraging restrains behavioral plasticity, and thus the ability to adapt to environmental changes. The implementation of new state-of-the-art GPS tracking devices developed by UvA-bits (www.uvabits.nl<http://www.uvabits.nl>) and the installation of a high tech sensor network (LifeWatch Infrastructure, coordinated by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest,
INBO) recently allowed to collect extremely detailed and relevant information about the movements and foraging behavior of individual birds throughout the annual cycle. Since 2014 >100 individual lesser black-backed gulls have been fitted with such GPS tags. This extensive data set provides unique opportunities to study the variation of foraging specialization and its functional consequences in a life history context. The postdoc will focus on the analysis of this extensive dataset containing observations of individually marked (color-ringed) birds and the recordings obtained from the GPS tracking system. In addition, the postdoc will closely collaborate with 3 PhD-students appointed at the University of Antwerp, respectively the University of Gent, who concentrate on investigating under field conditions how parental decisions about the level of investment into their current offspring vary with the ability of an individual to respond to its biotic and abiotic environment.
We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic and creative person with a PhD in biology. You will have experience with analyzing GPS-tracking data and abilities in the application of GIS. You will be familiar with statistical packages such as R and with applying modern movement ecology approaches. You have competency and enthusiasm for the processing of large data sets. Demonstrated publication record and fluency in English are required. You must have good communication skills and be able to work in a team. Experience with fieldwork would be helpful in case you would like to carry out own experiments. The post is a full-time two-year post-doctoral position with possible extension depending on performance and project funding, fixed term from 1 April 2017 to 1 April 2019.
To apply, please send in a single pdf file: (a) a statement of your research interests, motivation and suitability for this position, and (b) your CV including a list of publications and © the contact details of two references. Applications are to be sent to (EM: Wendt.Mueller AT uantwerpen.be<http://uantwerpen.be>).  Consideration of applications will commence on the 1st of March 2017, and continue until the position is filled. For informal enquiries please contact Prof. WENDT MÜLLER (EM: Wendt.Mueller AT uantwerpen.be<http://uantwerpen.be>), Prof. LUC LENS (EM: Luc.Lens AT ugent.be<http://ugent.be>), or Dr. ERIC STIENEN (EM: eric.stienen AT inbo.be<http://inbo.be>)

ACADEMIC ADVISOR AND BIOLOGY TEACHING-LABORATORY COORDINATOR
Employer: Michigan State University
Location: East Lansing, MI
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: None provided
Open until filled
Description: Lyman Briggs College (LBC) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for an Academic Specialist – Advisor /Biology Teaching-Laboratory Coordinator position in the Academic Specialist Continuing Appointment System. This is an annual (12-month) position that begins May 16, 2017. Academic specialists will start with a three-year probationary appointment that has the potential, after successful reappointment, to become a long-term position.  This position has two primary components – undergraduate academic advising (55%) and biological teaching-laboratory support and safety (45%). Broad duties within our Academic Affairs and Advising Office include efforts supporting student success through recruitment, retention, academic advising, high-impact practices such as undergraduate research, attention to the transition to college, advising student organizations, and academic record keeping maintenance.  Duties for preparation and organization for the biological science teaching laboratories in the college include sourcing and ordering materials; maintaining equipment, supplies, and instruments; leading room setup/takedown at the beginning/end of each semester; and processing biological waste for proper disposal in conjunction with MSU regulations. Support for health & safety of all laboratories including evening supervision a minimum of two nights a week during the academic year. Duties may also include participating in the training and supervision of undergraduate learning assistants, graduate teaching assistants, and lab prep students; care for organisms; and regular facility monitoring. Excellent organizational skills are essential. LBC offers the general biology sequence consisting of LB 144 – Organismal and Population Biology and LB 145 – Cell and Molecular Biology (laboratories embedded) along with LB155 – Introduction to Quantitative Science and Research and occasional upper division research and advanced biological studies courses. The university’s Honors Biology lab courses (BS/LB 191H and BS/LB 192H) are also offered within the Lyman Briggs biology teaching laboratories.
Founded in 1967, LBC (http://lbc.msu.edu/) is a vibrant residential college comprised of 2000 students and 70 faculty and staff that focuses on the study of science and its social contexts. Bridging the two cultures of the sciences and the humanities, the LBC curriculum integrates natural sciences and mathematics courses with courses in the history, philosophy, and sociology of science (science studies). LBC students select from 41 major options within their Bachelor of Science Degree Program. Nearly all of the students in LBC major in the sciences; 60% are women; 25% are students of color; also, 25% of all LBC students belong to MSU’s Honors College. We welcome applications from strong candidates who can enhance and complement the intellectual and cultural diversity of the LBC faculty and staff.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in biological sciences or related field required. Candidates should have experience working with college age students, a successful track record working with science laboratory organization, operation, and safety. Familiarity with University policies and procedures is desired as is experience with academic advisement or related student support efforts.
This position is posted on the MSU Applicant Page (MAP), posting # 4839. Applications must be submitted through Michigan State University, https://jobs.msu.edu, and should include a letter of application and current cv / resume, including names and contact information for three professional references.  The deadline to ensure full consideration of applications is February 22, 2017 and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position may be directed to KAREN MILLS, Director of Academic Affairs and Advising (EM: tkaczyk AT msu.edu<http://msu.edu>).
LBC cultivates a vibrant, multi-disciplinary community that is diverse along many dimensions, including race and ethnicity; gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression; ability status; and creed or ideology.  MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

SENIOR CONSERVATION SCIENTIST
Employer: RSPB
Location: Bedfordshire
Country: United Kingdom
Last Date to Apply: 09 Mar 2017
Description: Senior Conservation Scientist - Supporting Species and Site Work in Africa
Reference number: A6720117. The RSPB is looking for a talented person to provide scientific support to the Society's species and site conservation work in Africa. The post requires a doctorate in an ecological subject with at least five years experience of working in conservation science, ideally including international experience, and a good track record in scientific publications. You will be required to lead on a number of existing projects on globally threatened bird species in Africa and support work around key sites including as Gola Rainforest (Sierra Leone and Liberia) and the Liben plain (Ethiopia). This will include travel to these sites to undertake field work both directly and to support and train local partners. The post will require the skills to analyse a range of existing datasets using suitable statistical packages and to publish results in peer reviewed scientific literature and good knowledge of issues relating to conservation in Africa, particularly the impact of commodities expansion on tropical forests, will be advantageous. You will be responsible for developing scientific work to support future conservation initiatives by RSPB and BirdLife partners in the region. This is likely to include work with BirdLife partners, and other key collaborators, to conduct strategic global assessments of emerging conservation issues as a means of prioritising future research  You will need to build and maintain relationships with external partners using high standard oral and written communications to influence funding, policy and other key decisions, including representing the RSPB at relevant external meetings. Familiarity with R or SAS and with the BirdLife partnership will be an advantage.
Salary: Starting salary range is £29,507 to £31,966 per annum Hours & contract information  Hours: Full time  Contract: Permanent.
Closing date: 9 March 2017 Interview date: 3 May 2017
How to apply: You can find more information about the role in the downloads below. Please make sure you include reference number A6720117 on any correspondence. Role Profile: http://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/a6720117seniorconservationscientistrp_tcm9-437182.pdf (Word 266Kb, requires Microsoft Word). Additional information: http://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/a6720117seniorconservationscientistai_tcm9-437184.pdf (PDF 345Kb, requires Adobe Reader). Application details: http://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/a6720117seniorconservationscientistaf_tcm9-437183.docx (Word 29Kb, requires Microsoft Word)  For questions about this post: JULIET VICKERY (EM: juliet.vickery AT rspb.org.uk<http://rspb.org.uk>  PH: 01767 693311).  Send application details to: ANITA MCCLUNE (EM: anita.mcclune AT rspb.org.uk<http://rspb.org.uk>).  The RSPB, The Lodge, Potton Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2DL, 01767 693099

AVIAN ECOLOGY PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Employer: Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve/Florida International University
Location: Rookery Bay NERR, Naples, FL
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 26 Feb 2017
Job summary:  * Evaluates, strengthens and enhances existing programming, and develops and implements new programs designed to enhance the connection of the Reserve's research programs to the education and stewardship community. * Conducts monitoring of shorebirds and wading birds within and adjacent to the Reserve. * Coordinates avian monitoring, education and outreach, and database management with Audubon, FWC, and universities as well as other partners. * Coordinates the seasonal closing of beach nesting bird areas within the Reserve and posts and maintains educational signs at critical nesting areas closed to public access. * Coordinates annual shorebird partners meeting. * Updates and maintains the Reserve library database. * Independent operation of boats and vehicles in a field setting. * Coordinates and leads field trips for events. * Assists with the recovery, calibration, maintenance and deployment of environmental monitoring equipment; assists with field research field monitoring as needed. * Manages the avian monitoring database for the Reserve as well as other databases associated with biological monitoring projects in the Reserve as assigned. * Supervises volunteers, student workers and OPS employees as assigned. * Prepares and maintains biological monitoring budget. * Performs other duties as assigned. * Manages confidential data according to the rules established by the State of Florida. * Assists with other aspects of research at or management of the Reserve and facilities as needed. * Provides assistance in the event of an emergency on/at the Rookery Bay Reserve site including pre-storm preparation, post-storm clean-up and replacement of stored goods to ready the site for operation after a storm; or other services assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of office or related experience.  Desired Qualifications: Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in Biology, Environmental Science or related field preferred; OR a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Biology, Environmental Science or related field and two years of applicable experience. Knowledge of basic estuarine ecology and coastal waterbird ecology, identification, and related management issues; laboratory and field QA/QC protocols for environmental sampling and analysis, laboratory safety procedures, small vessel operation, navigation and safety.
To apply, go to: https://pslinks.fiu....25&PostingSeq=1

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