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FW: Birdjobs -- March 7, 2017

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From: <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Cheryl Trine <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To: Cheryl Trine <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 12:56 AM
To: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Birdjobs -- March 7, 2017
Resent-From: Jim Schneider <[log in to unmask]>
Resent-Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 12:57 AM

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

The Birdjobs-L e-list will continue to be an option for receiving notices about ornithological jobs. Subscribers to this list will receive the same announcements that appear on Ornithology Exchange in a weekly/biweekly list. To subscribe, send the following message to:  [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> , in the body of the message type: join Birdjobs-L "your name". The subject line should be bl ank. Please use the "plain text only" e-mail format option, include your own name in the message, and put quotation marks around your name.  If you need help, contact [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

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VOLUNTEER RESEARCH ASSISTANT IN TROPICAL AVIAN SEED DISPERSAL
Employer: Avian Ecology Lab, Old Dominion University
Location: Jarabacoa, La Vega, Dominican Republic
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 21 Mar 2017
Volunteer Field Assistant: Tropical Avian Seed Dispersal
Summary: 1-2 volunteers are needed for approximately 3 months beginning April 15th 2017 to assist a PhD student investigating avian seed dispersal in the Dominican Republic.
Organization: Avian Ecology Lab, Old Dominion University (Virginia, United States)
Research Location: Jarabacoa, La Vega, Dominican Republic
Position Description: Volunteer field assistants will be involved in a number of activities:
 **Monitoring and collecting samples from seed traps in abandoned pastures. **Censusing seedlings using a photo guide key. **Observing flowering and fruiting phenologies of study trees. **Conducting point counts and foraging observations of birds. **Collecting fruits from native forest plants. **Identifying seed and plant samples based on reference photographs/samples and botanical guides. **Radiotracking birds. **Data entry.
Logistics & Compensation: For the duration of their stay at the field station, assistants are expected to contribute to field and office work for 5-6 days per week. All costs for in-country transportation and lodging will be provided by the project (with the exception of recreational trips on off days). Volunteers are expected to cover their own travel costs the Dominican Republic. As this is a volunteer position, no salary is available. Volunteers will be responsible for their own food, which has averaged $30 USD per week for past tenants at the field house.
Field Station & Amenities: Assistants should expect to encounter crowded living conditions at the field station, which we share with two other graduate student investigators and their teams. Sleeping accommodations are dormitory-style with 1-5 same-sex roommates. Potable water, refrigerator, gas stove/oven, (cold) showers, and wireless internet are available in the field house.
Qualifications & Expectations: Competitive candidates for this position will have demonstrated experience with botanical or wildlife research in the field. The applicant must be in good physical condition with a willingness to tolerate difficult working conditions. We routinely hike 7 km each day, often carrying heavy equipment. Patience is an essential virtue for this type of work, given that much of it will involve sitting or standing quietly for long periods to collect data. Strong organizational skills are expected for this position to adequately manage data collection and entry as well as the ability to work independently at times. As with all field biology work, things do not always go according to plan. An ability to cope with flexible schedules and a sense of humor go a long way. While knowledge of Spanish is not required for this position, a strong willingness to learn the language is expected as volunteers will need to work effectively with Spanish speakers at times, and we strive to maintain positive relations with the community and cooperating land owners.
Other Comments: This position is ideal for undergraduates or recent graduates looking for experience in field ecology and wildlife/plant sciences for their careers. Undergraduates considering applying should communicate with their academic advisor to inquire about the possibility of using the experience to count for course credits. Those who are interested but unable to join the project in April should still contact me; more opportunities will become available as the year goes on.
Applicant Instructions:  Please send  **A one-page cover letter detailing your interest in the position and summarizing your relevant background and professional goals. I especially want to know how you see this experience benefitting you moving forward with your career. **A resume or CV detailing your experiences relevant to the qualifications discussed above. **Information for 2 references who, preferably, know your work habits in a field or laboratory/office setting. Provide name, title, and email for each of these persons.
Deadline and Interview Timeline: Materials must be received by March 20th 2017 to guarantee consideration, though interviews may begin sooner, so there is an advantage to applying early. Decisions will be made following phone/Skype interviews.
Send all materials in a single PDF document to:  SPENCER SCHUBERT, Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University (EM: sschu001 AT odu.edu).

WATERBIRD INTERN
Employer: San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory
Location: Milpitas, CA
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 31 Mar 2017
WATERBIRD INTERNSHIP
The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) is seeking a full-time intern to assist with waterbird field studies. The internship will begin in May 2017 with a 12-month commitment. The internship will be based in Milpitas, CA. The intern will receive training and mentorship from SFBBO staff and will develop their skills in waterbird survey techniques and data management. The intern will be assisting with surveys at managed ponds in support of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project (www.southbayrestoration.org<http://www.southbayrestoration.org>). The intern will also assist with SFBBO’s California Gull Research and Monitoring and Avian Disease Prevention programs. (www.sfbbo.org/science/index.php<http://www.sfbbo.org/science/index.php>).
Key Responsibilities: · Conduct waterbird surveys and water quality sampling at South Bay ponds · Conduct gull counts and behavioral survey at local landfills · Assist with surveys to collect dead, diseased, and injured birds in South Bay sloughs as part of an effort to prevent avian botulism outbreaks · Work with SFBBO staff, partner agencies, and volunteers to coordinate field work · Enter, proof, and manage data collected · Assist with equipment maintenance and other SFBBO projects as assigned
Required Qualifications: · Coursework toward a degree in biology, ecology, or related field · Familiarity with waterbird species of the San Francisco Bay (including shorebirds, waterfowl and gulls) · Good physical condition and enthusiasm for long days in the field · Willingness to tolerate harsh field conditions (mud, sun, dust, salt spray) · Willingness to work irregular hours including early mornings, evenings and some weekends · Strong work ethic, organizational skills, and attention to detail · Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and reliable personal vehicle · Ability to navigate and orient using maps · Ability to work independently and as part of a team · Effective oral and written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications: · Recently completed BA/BS in biology, ecology, or related field · Excellent waterbird identification skills · Off-road driving experience (SFBBO truck provided for off-road driving) · Solid computer skills, including working knowledge of MS Access and Excel · Experience conducting field work in the San Francisco Bay
Compensation: Applicants should be students or recent graduates (within the last year) with a degree in wildlife biology, environmental science or a related field. This is a full-time internship position. A stipend of $125/week will be provided. Shared housing is available at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Fremont, CA. An SFBBO vehicle or reimbursement for use of a personal vehicle will be available for pre-approved, work-related travel. SFBBO will also provide most field gear, including a spotting scope.
To Apply: Please e-mail the following materials to MAX TARJAN (EM: mtarjan AT sfbbo.org): 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) list of three references (names, email addresses, and phone numbers). Include all materials in one Word or PDF file, and include your last name in the file name. Include “Waterbird Internship” in the e-mail subject. The deadline for applications is March 31st. SFBBO is an EOE.

URBAN AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN
Employer: Illinois Natural History Survey
Location: Northern Illinois
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 31 Mar 2017
Job Description: The Avian Field Technician will assist with research on birds, plants, and insects in northern Illinois. Duties include conducting point counts for Illinois birds, using playback recordings to survey for focal species, and collecting environmental DNA samples. Duties will also include collecting habitat and environmental data, navigating to sites using maps and GPS, maintaining field equipment, entering data, and potentially assisting with report preparation for the contracting agency. Fieldwork will begin before dawn in a variety of environmental conditions (hot, cold, rain, dense vegetation). The ideal candidate will follow protocols with attention to detail, have a strong work ethic, and have a positive attitude towards fieldwork.
Qualifications: 1) Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Natural Resources, or related field; enthusiastic undergraduates and people with strong bird identification skills encouraged to apply 2) Ability to identify Illinois bird species by sight and song/call, or ability to learn bird ID before fieldwork begins 3) Strong interest in ecological research 4) Valid driver’s license 5) Ability to work well independently and in a team Preferred Experience: 1) Previous point count and nest searching experience during at least one field season 2) Experience conducting research 3) Experience with ArcGIS and R
Salary: $11 - $14/hr (commensurate with experience)
Available: Start date – May 1, 2017; end date- early August with potential for extension into the fall.
Application: For full consideration, applications should be received by March 31, 2017. To apply, please email cover letter, CV or resume, and contact information for three references to: (EM: hroffice AT inhs.illinois.edu). IMPORTANT! Reference “Urban Avian Field Technician” in subject line. For HR questions, please contact ERICA HANSON, HR Associate, at (EM: elhanson AT illinois.edu). For technical questions, please contact ANASTASIA RAHLIN at (EM: rahlin1 AT illinois.edu).
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

AIRPORT WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST
Employer: Loomacres Inc.
Location: AZ
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 01 Apr 2017 Open until filled
Description:  Loomacres Inc. is seeking a wildlife biologist to assist with its airport wildlife program. This is a 1 year position with potential for renewal. Working under a lead biologist the candidate will conduct surveys and perform wildlife mitigation services on airports.
A bachelor's degree in wildlife biology, wildlife management, range management, biology, ecology, zoology or a closely related field. A minimum of 1 year wildlife management work on an airport or work conducting an Airport Wildlife Hazard Assessment is required.
Bird identification skills are a must. Candidate must have experience identifying birds by both sight and sound. Professional experience collecting scientific data and drafting reports is preferred. Experience conducting nuisance wildlife trapping and firearm use is required.
To apply: Send a cover letter, resume and list of three references to SHAWN FERDINAND (EM: LoomacresJobs AT gmail.com).

AVIAN SURVEY FIELD TECHNICIAN
Employer: DNV GL
Location: Dickey County, ND
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: None provided Open until filled
Description: AVIAN SURVEY FIELD TECHNICIAN needed March 2017 – March 2018 for a project in Dickey County, North Dakota. The surveyor will conduct point-count surveys every two weeks at multiple survey points; each survey visit will require a 2-3 day commitment. Experience identifying eagles and conducting eagle surveys according to USFWS Eagle Conservation Plan Guidance recommendations is highly preferred. Applicants must be able to work independently and are responsible for their own transportation and insurance. Expenses including vehicle mileage, hotel lodging, and meals during surveys will be reimbursed. Pay is hourly and approximately $25- $30 per hour based on experience. Hiring for this position will be pending project approval by the client. Send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references by 10 March, 2017 to KIMBERLY PETERS, Project Biologist, DNV GL, (EM: Kimberly.Peters AT dnvgl.com).

WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN
Employer: SWCA Environmental Consultants
Location: Western Arizona
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 20 Mar 2017
Description: https://careers-swca...-technician/job
SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking 6 field technicians to support the Flagstaff, Arizona office’s riparian bird surveys along the lower Colorado River between Lake Mohave and Yuma, Arizona. These are temporary, hourly positions. Start date is March 23, 2017; end date will be in early June. Duties will include conducting standardized area searches for breeding birds in riparian habitat along the lower Colorado River. Daily computer data entry required.
Experience and qualifications for success: **A minimum of one (1) field season of point count surveys, spot mapping, and/or area searches **Ability to work closely with other biologists, have full hearing and color vision **Ability to stoop/crawl through dense vegetation and tolerance of hot temperatures, high humidity, and biting insects **Current First Aid/CPR certification **Current eligibility to work in the U.S. **A valid driver’s license
Preferred Skills and Experience:  Experience with identification of southwestern U.S. riparian birds.
Compensation and Schedule: $17.51 per hour plus $4.27/hr fringe benefit. Work schedule is 10 days on (80 hours) and 4 days off. Housing and vehicles provided for the field. Mileage reimbursement is provided for work related use of personal vehicles. Positions will be filled as soon as qualified applicants are identified.
SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms. If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email (EM: accommodations AT swca.com) or call (PH: 800-828-8517). This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.
EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


PIPING PLOVER POST HURRICANE SANDY RESEARCH TECHNICIAN

Employer:
Virginia Tech Shorebird Program
Location:
Fire Island, NY
Country:
United States
Last Date to Apply:
01 May 2017
Open until filled
Job description: First week of May–August 31, 2017. Monitoring the response of Piping Plovers (Charadrius melodus) and their invertebrate prey to habitat created by Hurricane Sandy. Field technicians will be working to improve conservation efforts for Atlantic Coast population of Piping Plovers. This project is just one of multiple shorebird projects based at Virginia Tech. Please see our project webpage http://fishwild.vt.edu/vtshorebirds/ for more information about shorebird conservation at Virginia Tech.
Responsibilities: trapping, banding and resighting adult Piping Plovers, nest searching and monitoring, invertebrate collection and identification, capturing, banding and resighting Piping Plover chicks, daily trailering of UTVs, daily driving of 4x4 vehicles on the beach, riding in boats, working closely with land management agencies and the Fish and Wildlife Service, data organization and management.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Science, Biology, Environmental Science, or a related field. Prior experience as a field technician or research assistant and experience with trailering, driving 4x4 vehicles in sand, avian capture methods and handling techniques, color band resighting, bird banding are preferred, but training will be provided. Candidates must be able to work as part of team and independently, and keep a positive attitude through long field days (up to 12 hours/day and 6 days/week) in a variety of field conditions. Candidates should be in good physical condition, as the job requires walking 5-10 miles in sand while carrying a spotting scope and other research equipment on a daily basis.
Resighting color bands is an essential job function. Candidates should be able to distinguish colors at a distance.
Salary: 520/week + free housing
Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (in ONE pdf document, formatted as LastName_FirstName_2017) to SAMANTHA ROBINSON (EM: li.pipingplover AT gmail.com). The positions will remain open until filled.

RED-COCKADED WOODPECKER FIELD RESEARCH TECHNICIAN
Employer: University of Alabama
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 31 Mar 2017
Description:
Salary: $4000
Start Date: 5/15/2017  End Date: 7/28/2017
Description: The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama is looking for a field research technician to assist a graduate student with their Master’s research project. The project is a study on how effective different management strategies are for increasing Red-cockaded Woodpecker population size. The field work will take place in the Oakmulgee Ranger District of the Talladega National Forest, 40 minutes from Tuscaloosa, AL. Candidates must be in good physical condition and capable of working long hours in high heat while maintaining a positive attitude.
Qualifications: Candidates who have or are currently pursuing a B.S. degree in wildlife sciences or a related major are highly preferred. The ideal candidate will have experience using GPS, have good field observation skills, and regional plant and insect identification skills. The candidate must have strong communication skills, work ethic, and behave professionally while conversing with Forest Service personnel and any citizens they encounter.
To apply please send a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to EMILY BROWN (EM: ejbrown4 AT crimson.ua.edu).

WILDLIFE: VERTEBRATE ECOLOGY
Employer: Humboldt State University
Location: Arcata, CA
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 28 Mar 2017
Wildlife: Vertebrate Ecology, Humboldt State University
Vacancy Announcement: Temporary Faculty Position, Department of Wildlife
Starting August 2017
Job #7727
Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state
DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University's Department of Wildlife invites applications for one full-time temporary faculty position in Vertebrate Ecology for academic year 2017/2018. The initial appointment will be for the Fall 2017 semester. Subsequent reappointment for Spring 2018 will be contingent upon budget, programmatic need and satisfactory performance evaluation.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is dependent on the appointees qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/salary/Salary-Schedule.pdf.
Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about the benefits plans can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934.
Professional Qualifications: An earned M.S. or equivalent in Wildlife, Ecology, Conservation or related field from an accredited college or university is required at the time of appointment. An earned Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in the areas listed above from an accredited college or university is preferred.
The successful candidate must demonstrate the following: • Evidence of, or potential for, effective undergraduate teaching and teaching experience using a variety of methodologies; •Expertise with ecology, conservation and management of vertebrates; •Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds; and •Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses.
At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire. For information on University support for visa acquisition for temporary faculty, please visit:
http://www.humboldt.edu/aavp/visiting-faculty.
Professional Duties: Instructional assignments may include: Principles of Wildlife Management, Wildlife Conservation, Ecology of Wildlife Habitats (wetlands), Wildlife Ethology, Senior Thesis, and Conservation and Management of a taxonomic group consistent with candidate's expertise (e.g., herptiles). Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students. The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members in temporary positions are teaching, maintaining office hours and working collaboratively and productively with colleagues.
General Information: The Department of Wildlife at Humboldt State University enjoys a strong reputation for excellent undergraduate and Master's level graduate education balanced with active applied research. It is a thriving program with 400+ students and has experienced significant growth in recent years. Additional information about the Department of Wildlife can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/wildlife/.
Application: Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials: •Letter of application; •Curriculum vitae; •Application for Academic Employment: http://apptrkr.com/971744; •Supplemental Application for Academic Employment: http://www.humboldt.edu/applicantsurvey/; •Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); •Teaching portfolio, including a statement of Teaching Philosophy; and •Three letters of recommendation.
Submission of the application materials should be sent as a single PDF document (letters of recommendation may be sent separately), in the order listed above to (EM: wldf7727 AT humboldt.edu).  In letter of application, please refer to Job #7727.  Please direct any other questions pertaining to this position, the Wildlife Department, or Humboldt State University to: Dr. JEFFREY BLACK, Search Committee Chair, Department of Wildlife, Humboldt State University, One Harpst Street, Arcata, California 95521-8299 (PH: 707-826-3439, EM: wldf7727 AT humboldt.edu).
Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than March 28, 2017. Early response is encouraged.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. All CSU employees are obligated to respond to and report incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. The successful candidate for this position will be mandated to receive relevant training on an annual basis. The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (PH: 707-826-3626 EM: hsuhr AT humboldt.edu).
Job #7727

BREEDING BIRD SURVEY TECHNICIAN
Employer: Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Location: western Maryland
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 17 Mar 2017
The Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife & Heritage Service in Annapolis, Maryland is currently accepting applications for two (2) full-time seasonal contractual positions (Natural Resources Technician II) May 3, 2017 - June 27, 2017 at a pay rate of $13.76 - $15.52/hour, depending on education/experience. The selected applicants will assist with conducting breeding bird surveys in Allegany and Garrett counties in western Maryland for Golden-winged Warblers and other co-occurring rare, threatened, and endangered bird species to better determine their status, distribution, and conservation needs. Successful candidates must be able to work independently in remote areas.
Job duties will include: **Conducting qualitative and quantitative breeding bird surveys in remote areas **Assisting with landowner contacts for access **Data entry
Minimum Qualifications: Education: Completion of sixty credit hours from an accredited college or university, 18 of which are in biology, biochemistry, environmental science, forest technology, arboriculture, aquaculture, natural science, natural resources management, botany, marine biology, marine ecology, physical oceanography, ichthyology, fisheries management, wildlife management, zoology, or a natural resources management related field of study.
Experience: One year of experience in technical biological work in the field of natural resources management.
Notes: 1. Additional experience performing technical biological work in the field of forestry, arboriculture, wildlife, aquaculture, natural resources management, or fisheries may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education. 2. Additional education beyond sixty credit hours from an accredited college or university in a natural resources related field of study can be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis for up to two years of experience. 3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in the natural resources management and biological sciences classifications or natural resources management and biological sciences specialty codes in the biological science technician field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.
Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following: **Excellent bird identification skills and the ability to identify all potentially occurring breeding bird species in western Maryland by sight and sound are strongly preferred. **Prior bird survey experience is strongly preferred.  **Experience with Arcmap, Microsoft Access, and Excel is preferred.
Further information, including a supplemental questionnaire and applications are available at https://www.jobaps.c...=002293&R3=0028  Questions on the position may be directed to GWEN BREWER, (PH: 410-260-8558).

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER TARGET-NETTING, BANDING, and TRACKING TECHNICIANS
Employer: University of Toledo
Location: Toledo, OH
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 01 Apr 2017
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER TARGET-NETTING, BANDING, and TRACKING TECHNICIANS (2) needed to work on sites in Northwest Ohio to help conduct a demography and migration study on red-headed woodpeckers. Technicians will search for nesting pairs, target-net, band, track with various devices, collect tissue samples, and record vocalizations. We are looking for applicants who will take pride in collecting high-quality ecological data with or without supervision, while dealing with challenging field conditions (i.e., early and occasionally cold mornings, long hours of sun, heat, humidity, exposure to a tick or two, and hiking in thickly vegetated areas) with a hard-working, team-oriented attitude, and preferably a good sense of humor.
Minimum qualifications include excellent birding skills, experience with mist-netting and handling of passerines, advanced undergraduate standing in Environmental Sciences or related major, and an enthusiastic interest in avian ecology. This job requires people who enjoy living and working closely within small groups, are able to handle unforeseen obstacles during an unpredictable work schedule, and are in excellent physical condition.
The season will run from May 1 through approximately July 31. Technician salary is $1,600/month. Housing will be provided and will be an apartment near the University of Toledo main campus. Persons interested in interviewing for a position should email a letter of interest and current CV with names and contact information (phone and email) for two references to KYLE PAGEL at (EM: rhwodemography AT gmail.com). Please include YOUR LAST NAME and “RHWO TECH” in the email subject line.

VOLUNTEER INTERN (BIOLOGICAL & VISITOR SERVICES)
Employer: Alaska Peninsula/Becharof National Wildlife Refuge
Location: King Salmon, Alaska
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 19 Mar 2017
Duties: Please note that this is a shared position between the Biological and Visitor Services programs.
The Intern will work with Biologists of the Alaska Peninsula/Becharof National Wildlife Refuge. Duties include working with the community on a citizen science program that includes outreach and education, field work including bird capture and banding, data management, analysis and reporting. The intern will provide a Refuge presence at the King Salmon Interagency Visitor Center and will implement 1-2 environmental education programs for Center visitors weekly. The intern may accompany technicians during other landbird surveys in remote locations from spike camps, maintenance, other field work, or visitor services tasks as necessary.
Qualifications: Interns should have a college degree or junior/senior standing in wildlife or biology program, interest in birds, ability to work in inclement weather and brown bear habitat, use IBM-PC software, be in excellent physical condition, and be able to get along in a remote, no-amenities field camp. Applicant must be able pass a federal background check, and hold a state driver’s license, and therefore must be a US Citizen. Training (bear safety/firearm safety/aviation safety) and necessary field equipment is provided and mandatory.
Benefits include airfare from a major US airport, lodging, and some food expenditure (we provide food while in the field OR reimbursement pending receipts for up to $35 / day while in King Salmon).
To apply - send detailed cover letter, resume (include name, education, previous experience with wildlife, computers , outdoor skills, working with the public, applicable training, and contact for 3 references) to (EM: sarah_griffith AT fws.gov) OR ATTN: Sarah Griffith, AK Peninsula NWR, PO Box 277, King Salmon, AK 99613, postmarked by March 19, 2017.

GRASSLAND BIRD SURVEY TECHNICIAN
Employer: University of North Dakota
Location: Grand Forks, ND
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 31 Mar 2017 SU 2017 Grassland Bird Survey Technician – Grand Forks, ND
Description: One Grassland Bird Survey technician is needed to conduct grassland bird and vegetation surveys of public and private lands in northeastern North Dakota. The field season will begin mid-May 2017 and end early August 2017. The first two weeks of the season will be used primarily for training on grassland bird visual and auditory identification, distance sampling, and vegetation surveying. The majority of the season will be used for surveying grassland sites during early morning hours, usually 4:30 AM to 12:30 AM work days. The technician will survey on all days with suitable weather, meaning some weekends may be required. All sites will have vegetation surveys conducted in early-July. On days with poor weather, survey data will be entered and proofed.
Qualifications: Applicants with experience identifying eastern grassland birds by sight and sound are preferred. Experience conducting point counts for any avian species is desired. Additional qualifications include the ability to think independently and work without supervision, navigate to survey locations using a handheld GPS unit, operate a 4WD vehicle safely, record field data accurately, willingness to work during early morning hours and uncomfortable conditions, and enthusiasm for conservation and grassland ecology. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a UND background check.
Duration and Pay: $15/hour starting Mid-May 2017 and ending early August 2017 with flexible start and end dates. The position will be based in Grand Forks, ND home of the University of North Dakota. Numerous summer housing options are available around Grand Forks.
Please send cover letter, CV, and contact information for two references via e-mail to Dr. KATHRYN YURKONIS (EM: Kathryn.Yurkonis AT email.und.edu) by March 31st for full consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
For questions and additional information please contact: Dr. Kathryn A. Yurkonis, University of North Dakota Biology Department, 10 Cornell St. Stop 9019, Grand Forks, ND 58201.

AVIAN POINT COUNT FIELD TECHNICIAN
Employer: Klamath Bird Observatory
Location: Oregon/California
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 20 Mar 2017 Open until filled
Salary: $2260/month
Position Description: The Klamath Bird Observatory (www.KlamathBird.org<http://www.KlamathBird.org>) is seeking seasonal field technicians from May 1st through July 15th, to complete point count surveys throughout the diverse and beautiful region of southern Oregon and northern California. Technicians will work on multiple projects including monitoring effects of oak and stream restoration, long-term monitoring in National Parks and more. Applicant should be able to identify a large variety of Western birds as they will be working in a range of habitats from oak savanna, riparian, coniferous forests, and montane meadows.
Job Duties: Primary responsibilities will include conducting point count surveys and vegetation sampling along off-road transects following standard protocols, and associated data entry. Other tasks may be assigned if time permits. Field training on protocol methodology and distance estimation will be provided at the onset of the season. Camping independently, often at undeveloped or dispersed sites, will be required for most work. Applicant ideally should have a vehicle that they are willing to use for work; mileage reimbursement will be provided.
Basic Qualifications: Applicants should have at least one full season of relevant field experience, have a full range of hearing, be in excellent physical condition, and be comfortable working and camping independently. Required qualifications include ability to identify western birds by sight and sound, estimate distance to individual birds, hike in steep and rugged off-trail conditions, follow standardized protocols, collect and record meticulous data, communicate effectively, work independently in the forest, work in inclement weather conditions, and tolerate working in areas containing poison oak. Surveyors must possess good map reading, GPS, and orienteering skills and be eager to work long days in the field. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and insurance.
To apply, send cover letter (including dates of availability and vehicle type), resume, and contact information for three references to ELLIE ARMSTRONG (EM: eea AT KlamathBird.org). Applicants will be evaluated beginning immediately and on a continual basis until the position is filled.

AVIAN POINT-COUNT TECHNICIAN: WYOMING
Employer: Wyoming Natural Diversity Database
Location: Laramie, WY
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 31 Mar 2017
Dates: May 12 – July 20, 2017
Description: The Wyoming Natural Diversity Database (WYNDD) is hiring one technician to conduct songbird surveys throughout Wyoming. As part of the Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) program, technicians will be responsible for conducting point count surveys in the grassland and forest habitats of the Thunder Basin National Grasslands, Medicine Bow National Forest, and Bighorn National Forest. Work is primarily solitary and requires extensive driving, navigating, and hiking through rugged and remote country. Surveys take place in very diverse and beautiful landscapes, and expose technicians to a wide variety of bird communities. The position is based out of Laramie, Wyoming where housing is provided, however car camping is generally required while working. Some overnight backpacking is also required.
Qualifications: Applicants must have the following experience: 1) demonstrated ability to identify birds by song, call, and sight; and 2) navigating, hiking, and backpacking in remote locations. A love of strenuous hiking is an absolute requirement of this position! A valid US driver’s license and a strong work ethic are also necessary. Please address your experience with bird identification, hiking, backpacking, working alone, and your dates of availability in your cover letter.
Pay: $13.00/hour + $20 per diem for camping (work vehicle and shared housing provided)
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to ZACH WALLACE (EM: zwallac2 AT uwyo.edu). Application deadline is March 31, 2017.
The Wyoming Natural Diversity Database is the state natural heritage program and is an equal opportunity employer. We collect and disseminate information about the distribution and abundance of sensitive species and communities across Wyoming.

YELLOW WARBLER FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Employer: Simon Fraser University
Location: Revelstoke, BC
Country: Canada
Last Date to Apply: None provided Open until filled
Duration: 3 months (May-Jul)
Number of Openings: 1
Job Description: One field research assistant is needed (May-Jul) for a PhD research project at SFU investigating survival and breeding ecology of Yellow Warblers. The work will take place in Revelstoke, BC. Field sites are located within riparian habitat and conditions in the field can vary from dry to very wet (use of a canoe may be needed). Primary field duties will be surveying for arriving individuals and re-sighting color-banded birds, nest searching and nest monitoring, assisting with mist-netting and banding of adults, and banding nestlings. Daily data entry will also be required. Field work start date is May 7, and ends around July 20 (dates may be negotiable). Salary will be $2000 per month (paid for a full 3 months) plus per diems. Work schedule is typically 6 days on and 1 day off. Accommodation in Revelstoke, BC will be provided in a field house with other biologists (up to 3). The field assistant will have a private bedroom but common areas will be shared.
Qualifications: Successful candidate should have previous wildlife ecology experience, be self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, be able to work both independently and as part of a team, and must be able to maintain a positive attitude under challenging field conditions. In addition, applicant must have a valid driver’s license, and First Aid and Transportation Endorsement certifications. Prior experience with songbird research and re-sighting of color banded birds is preferred but not required.
Compensation: $2000 per month (for 3 months) plus accommodation in Revelstoke and per diem ($30 per work day).
To Apply: Please submit (1) a cover letter highlighting your qualifications for this position; (2) a resume; and (3) names and contact information for 2 references who may be contacted, to MICHAL (EM: michalp AT sfu.ca) with “Yellow Warbler Research Assistant” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will be filled as soon as a suitable applicant is identified, so interested parties are encouraged to apply quickly.

FIELD ASSISTANT: HABITAT AND BIODIVERSITY ASSESSMENT
Employer: Bristol Zoo
Location: South Negros
Country: Philippines
Last Date to Apply: None provided   Open until filled
Job Description: We are looking for a field assistant for our conservation project investigating habitat quality and biodiversity in South Negros, the Philippines. This study aims to carry out systematic monitoring of the wildlife in this region. We will undertake habitat assessments for priority species, including the crab-eating macaque, the bleeding heart dove, the Visayan warty pig, and the Tarictic hornbill. Data collection will consist of line transect, bioacoustics playback, Shannon index of biodiversity and threat analysis in the Barangay of Mantiquel (Negros, Philippines). This conservation project is led by the Bristol Zoological Society and the local NGO PENAGMANNAKI. The work of the field assistant will include a training period of 1 week and data collection over a period of 8 weeks. This position also involves data entry and helping an MSc student with data collection. The project is supervised by Dr. Daphne Kerhoas (project manager), and Dr. Grainne McCabe (head of field conservation and science), Bristol Zoological Society, Bristol (United Kingdom).
Qualifications: Previous field experience is welcome, but not required. Priority will be given to applicants with successful experience undertaking surveys of wildlife. The experience of working in tropical conditions demanding good physical condition is helpful as data may be collected from dawn to dusk (about 11h a day) in a tropical forest. The language in our team is English, but some members are more comfortable with the local language. The successful candidate must have medical insurance and proper vaccination. In general, applicants should: - be physically fit and mentally strong with very good social skills - be able to work independently within our team - feel comfortable living under basic conditions and being far away from family/friends - be willing to live with persons from different cultures - be emotionally mature, friendly, energetic and very patient - be able to maintain a positive attitude towards hard and tiring work.
Salary/funding: Currently not available
Support (travel, meals, lodging): All costs will be covered including international and national flight (upon successful completion of the position); meals; lodging, which will be rudimentary, consisting of a tent on a raised platform.
Term of Appointment: A 9 weeks commitment is required, namely from July 5th, 2017 to September 13th, 2017. However, the specific dates may be subject to change.
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
To apply, email a CV, a letter describing your interests in wildlife conservation. Please contact me via e-mail (EM: dkerhoas AT bristolzoo.org.uk) with any questions.  Website: http://www.bristolzoo.org.uk/save-wildlife/conservation-and-research/philippines

BIRD BANDING INTERNSHIP
Employer: Toucan Ridge Ecology and Education Society (T.R.E.E.S.)
Location: Stann Creek, Belize
Country: Belize
Last Date to Apply: None provided  Open until filled
Bird banding internship (6-week sessions: either March 27th, OR September 8th), at the Toucan Ridge Ecology and Education Society (T.R.E.E.S) in Belize. Interns will learn; mist net set-up, bird extraction, how to take morphological measurements, how to age and sex birds in hand, and banding of resident Belizean birds as well as North American neotropical migrants.
Interns will also learn how to conduct bird transects, how to ID birds in the field by sight and sound, and get to band alongside many professional bird banders from different international banding stations.
Internship costs US200$/week which includes; a bed in our jungle cabins, hot/cold showers, WIFI, lab access/access to all lab equipment, training by our on-site biologists, and 3 meals/day Mon-Fri.
This internship is perfect for ecologists/bird enthusiasts who are looking to gain experience in the field to further their career. Past participants of our internships programs have had a high rate of employment after completion.
Please e-mail (EM: hsoder AT ecorana.ca) with CV and 2-3 references to apply.
Visit our website: http://www.treesociety.org  http://www.ecorana.ca
**We have 2 internship sessions available. The first internship starts March 27th 2017, and a second session is starting September 8th 2017.

SEA DUCK RESEARCH TECHNICIAN
Employer Southern Illinois University
Location Utqiagvik (Barrow), Alaska
Country United States
Last Date to Apply 31 Mar 2017
Open until filled
Description
Southern Illinois University is seeking one technician for field work studying foraging and breeding ecology of long-tailed ducks and Steller’s, spectacled, and king eiders near Utqiagvik (Barrow), Alaska from early May until August. Tundra habitats near Utqiagvik are among the only places where all four species overlap in North America, and some birds seen here are rarely seen elsewhere. This study will focus on foraging and breeding ecology, especially how and where birds acquire nutrients for egg production and to assess how landscape change may influence nest site availability. Primary duties will be behavioral observations of birds, habitat sampling, and invertebrate collection, as well as foot-based surveys, nest-searching and monitoring, and other duties as assigned. Both Steller’s and spectacled eiders are federally threatened, and therefore, methods used in the field emphasize a minimum level of disturbance. Data collected will also help inform mangers about potential threats and recovery options for the threatened species.
Work will take place on private lands in inclement conditions, so safety consciousness and a strong work ethic are of utmost importance. This research is part of a larger monitoring project by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and their safety and ethical rules apply. There is a zero tolerance policy for alcohol or drug use, including marijuana. The technician will be responsible for carrying a firearm for bear defense. Training for firearms, bear safety, and ATV/UTV operation will be provided.
Utqiagvik is a community of ~4,500 people, well over half of which are Alaska Native. Work will take place on private lands adjacent to town, and along a 50 km road system nearby. The study area for this project is roughly 180 km2, in a mix of wetland basins, drier uplands, and coastal habitats. Utqiagvik is the northernmost community in the United States, and a major migratory route for many Arctic bird, marine mammal, and fish species. Some birds may be seen here that are rarely seen anywhere else in North America.
Housing will be in a bunkhouse shared with other technicians, volunteers, managers, and law enforcement personnel. Amenities such as showers and laundry will be available, with internet access sometimes limited.
Qualifications: Required · Firearms experience: · Course work towards or completion of a B.S. in a natural resources discipline or related field · Ability to work in inclement conditions such as cold, snow, wind, difficult terrain, walking in waders for long distances, and biting insects · Positive attitude, easy-going personality · Driver’s license valid in the US · Prior field research experience, such as monitoring efforts, applied research experience, or any other outdoor, scientific project · No charges or convictions of domestic violence
Preferred · Experience with birds (especially conducting behavioral observations, nest-searching and monitoring, and habitat assessment). Experience with capture and handling of birds is a plus, but is not critical. · Experience with ATVs and UTVs · Multicultural experience, especially with Native Americans · Experience with hiking or backpacking and navigation by GPS devices and maps
What is included: This position will include a round-trip flight from Fairbanks, Alaska to Utqiagvik. The technician would be responsible for their own travel to and from Fairbanks before and after the field season. Housing and food while in Utqiagvik will be provided, as will lodging during the time in Fairbanks (~1 week before and after the field season). Food while in Fairbanks will not be covered. Aside from field clothing, all field equipment will be provided, including waders, raingear, backpacks, and all sampling equipment.
Dates: Tentatively May 7th to August 12th, 2017, but subject to change based on need and availability. Field work will likely take place from late May until early August.
Salary $2,200 to 2,800 per month, depending on relevant prior experience.
To Apply: Please send a single PDF or word document including a cover letter, CV or resume, contact information, and three professional or academic references. Email this document to MICAH MILLER (EM: mwcmiller AT siu.edu) with “2017 Eider Technician” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed in the order received, and the position will be closed when a suitable applicant is selected. All applicants will be informed when the position is closed.

STUDENT TRAINEE (BIOLOGY)(PATHWAYS INTERNSHIP)
Employer: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Location: Multiple Locations
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 08 Mar 2017
Description: https://my.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/464889000
About the Position: This position assists the Threatened and Endangered Species Section in Bird Surveying and Monitoring. This position may be filled at any of the locations announced.
This position will be filled at the GS-02, GS-03 or GS-04 grade levels with no promotion potential. This position is intended to be filled during the traditional summer months (May to Aug./Sept.). Incumbent will need to be available to start in the position no later than June 1, 2017.
The Department of the Army Pathways Internship Program is designed to provide students currently enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work and get paid while exploring federal careers through a job with the Department of Army.
For positions in Bismarck, ND: Dorm room rental at Bismarck State College may be available as a housing option for this position. For more information, contact Bismarck State College at (EM: bsc.housing AT bismarckstate.edu)
For positions in St. Helena, NE / Yankton, SD: Dorm room rental at Mount Marty College may be available as a housing option for this position. For more information, please contact Mary Abbott by phone at 605-668-1464 or email at (EM: mabbott AT mtmc.edu).
Applicants applying for Yankton, SD will have their duty locations set at St. Helena, NE.
Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Pathways Intern Program. Click here for more information on Pathways program participation.
See eligibility requirements for conversion to a permanent or term position in the "Other Information" section below.
Who May Apply:
Students who are eligible for participation in the Department of the Army Internship Program
Positions are open to current students pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution. Duties
As an intern, you will be assigned to a senior specialist or group of specialists. You will be assigned tasks designed to familiarize you with different aspects of the occupation. Tasks will vary depending on the senior specialist's current workload, but may include the following:
*Incumbent will serve as a Student Trainee (Biological Science)(Pathways Internship) for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, working on the Missouri River performing monitoring and surveys of two Federally listed threatened/endangered shorebirds (piping plovers and least terns) during their breeding season. Monitoring of nesting areas includes emergent sandbar and reservoir shoreline habitat areas in North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. Field work includes locating nests, tracking nest status, assigning nest fate, and observing hatched chicks until fledging. Work activities may also include determining if conditions that create risk to the birds exist, and providing protective measures for the birds. Selectee may also assist habitat monitoring crews with assessing habitat areas utilized by the birds. Field work may require long hours walking across sandbar or shoreline habitat, and boating or driving over rough terrain to conduct breeding bird censuses. Incumbent spends considerable time outdoors where there is exposure to variable weather conditions and exposure to insects.

BIRD SURVEY TECHNICIAN
Employer: University of Connecticut
Location: Connecticut
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: None provided Open until filled
BIRD SURVEY TECHNICIAN needed to conduct forest bird research in Connecticut. Technician will conduct forest bird surveys (point counts, etc.) in forest fragments throughout Connecticut, and should expect challenging conditions with daily pre-dawn starts, heat/humidity, biting insects, ticks, poison ivy, etc. The ideal candidate will (1) be able to identify New England forest birds by sight and sound, (2) have previous experience conducting point count surveys, (3) be familiar with GPS and map navigation, (4) be self-motivated and physically fit, (5) have a positive attitude, (6) work well with minimal supervision, both independently and as part of a team, and (7) be capable of conducting data entry efficiently and carefully.
Bird surveys will be conducted as part of a large project investigating the impacts of fragmentation on ecological networks in temperate forest ecosystems in the northeastern United States. The study seeks to develop a mechanistic understanding of fragmentation-induced shifts in the structure of ecological networks involving herbivorous caterpillars, and their host-plants, parasitoids, and predators. Technician may be required to help with other aspects of the larger study, as time allows.
Salary ranges from $420-$480 per week, depending on experience. Technician must provide their own vehicle, but all mileage will be reimbursed at the standard rate set by the state of Connecticut. Position is for approximately two months beginning approx. 10th May 2017 (exact dates are somewhat negotiable).
To apply, please send a cover letter and CV with contact information (email and phone) for three references to CHRIS ELPHICK, (EM: chris.elphick AT uconn.edu). Please include “FOREST BIRD TECH” in the email subject line and include your last name at the start of the name of any submitted documents (e.g., Elphick_CV.pdf). Review of applications will begin immediately.

SEASONAL SEABIRD TECHNICIAN
Employer: Shoals Marine Laboratory
Location: Isles of Shoals, NH
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: None provided  Open until filled
Position Dates: May 8 - August 31, 2017 (end date may vary depending upon migration)
Number of open positions: 2 Seabird Technicians
Location: White and Seavey Islands, Isles of Shoals, New Hampshire
Stipend: $1,500 per month, plus room & board provided on White Island, NH
Requirements: A degree in conservation biology or ecology, wildlife biology/management, environmental science or related disciplines.
Position description: Two Seasonal Seabird Technicians will work with a Program Manager to study and manage a breeding colony of Common, Roseate and Arctic Terns at Isles of Shoals. Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, banding and band re-sighting, diet studies, productivity monitoring, and predator management. The applicants should have experience in overseeing and participating in data collection and management, establishing a daily work schedule based on approved protocols, bird identification, and banding. Applicants must be in excellent physical condition (capable of climbing over rugged terrain and able to lift 50 lbs.), be comfortable living and working in close quarters for extended periods of time, and enjoy working independently and with others. The technicians will live in a historic and rustic lighthouse keeper's cottage (solar electricity, composting toilets, no running water). Mainland shared housing in Portsmouth, NH will be provided on days off, which will be arranged under direction of the Program Manager.
To apply: Email a cover letter and current resume (please include 3 references in your resume) to Dr. LIZ CRAIG (Tern Program Manager): (EM: ecc79 AT cornell.edu).
Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis, so do not delay your application.
http://www.shoalsmarinelaboratory.org/seabird-tech-position

BIRD BANDING INTERN
Employer: Hilliardton Marsh research and education center
Location: Hilliardton Marsh North Eastern Ontario
Country: Canada
Last Date to Apply: 16 Apr 2017
Spring banding May 1st - June 12th volunteer internship room is provided.
With over 90 species of passerines to band the Hilliardton Marsh offers a unique opportunity to band boreal species near their breeding grounds. The Hilliardton marsh offers lodging 2 km away from the marsh itself. Interns will have to share a room with other volunteers. Interns will be part of a team of banders and extractors so candidates need to be able to be part of a team and able to function early in the morning. in addition to banding over 100 birds per day the team often has school groups visiting the marsh. Interns will be taught how to help educate students about the value of wetlands and to be able to identify some aquatic invertebrates during our " critter dipping" sessions with school groups. Candidates are encourage to visit our website www.thehilliardtonmarsh.com<http://www.thehilliardtonmarsh.com> to see our list of species for spring banding. W will also be looking for interns for the fall season which also features owl banding such species as long eared and boreal owls. Interns in the spring can anticipate seeing 20 species of warblers and all sorts of other species that make the boreal their nursery. Candidates will be taught to safely handle birds in traps and mist nets and will be trained to age and sex birds and learn how to band birds at our station. candidates are also encouraged to view the Hilliardton marsh facebook page or to check out borealbruces bird banding blog to find out what we are about. Good luck and we hope you will migrate to the marsh to join our banding team.
Candidates need to supply a resume with reference and can email these to MURPHY MURPHY (EM: birdboy AT eastlink.ca). Thanks for your interest in the Hilliardton marsh in north eastern Ontario Canada.

TOUR GUIDE/INTERPRETIVE NATURALIST
Employer: St. Paul Island Tour
Location: St. Paul Island, Alaska
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 15 Mar 2017
Description:
Duration: Approximately mid-May to mid-October 2017
Summary of positions: : The tour guides are responsible for visitor management, public relations, and interpretive services for the visiting public.
Tour guides are responsible for conducting guided tours of St. Paul Island and the management and escorting of the tour groups. Heavy emphasis is on public relations and interpretive services covering the ecology and history of the island. Interpretive themes typically center on birds, marine mammals, and Aleut history. Under the Tour Director’s guidance tour guides make decisions concerning the daily scheduling of tour vehicles and participants based upon specific visitor requests and expectations.
Applicants must be willing to work in adverse weather conditions in a remote location. Normal conditions are overcast with drizzle, rain, or fog and an average high temperature during the summer of only 50 F. St. Paul Island is located over 750 miles from Anchorage within the Pribilof Islands and is only accessible by semi-weekly flights.
Duties: 1. Communicate and interpret to the visitor in a pleasant and informative manner information on the wildlife, natural history and cultural history of St. Paul Island. Provide exemplary customer service on a daily basis. 2. Work cooperatively with the Tour Director, other tour guides, the Hotel Manager and other TDX Corporation staff to give the best possible tour for the visitor. Guides are often an informal liaison between tourists, the tour program and local residents. 3. Educate the visitors on the delicate balance of the Bering Sea ecosystem, the fragile nature of the tundra, and the rich culture of the Aleut people, in a manner that is non-political and responsible. 4. Conduct both driving and walking tours of the island, especially to seal and sea bird rookeries. Many times such tours will occur during inclement weather. 5. Lead tours to search for vagrant and accidental species of birds both for organized birding groups and independent birdwatchers of varying interest, expectations and abilities. 6. Lead tours for groups of cruise ship passengers, Elderhostel participants, VIP’s and other special trips. 7. Tour guides are required to extensively read and research the major themes and topics of this tour. They should be prepared to spend at least some free time birding, botanizing and “naturalizing” in the field. 8. Assist Tour Director with various special projects and clerical duties designed to improve tour programs, as well as with all aspects related to visitor services. These duties may include cleaning tour vehicles and buildings, picking up garbage, and lifting up to 50lbs. 9. Tour guides are to drive a 22-passenger bus and be responsible for fueling and cleaning the bus, including regular upkeep of portable style “heads”. Occasionally light maintenance of these buses will be required. Defensive driving and safe operation of vehicles is required.
Job requirements: ¨ Two years college education in natural science or the equivalent in work experience, familiarity with Pribilof flora, fauna and history and/or a demonstrated ability to quickly learn and be comfortable explaining these subjects to groups of up to 40 people. ¨ Preference will be given to persons with strong birding skills and experience, knowledge of marine ecosystems, and those who can speak and/or write European languages. ¨ Ability to identify difficult groups of birds, including those in immature and juvenile plumage such as: gulls, shorebirds and Asiatic vagrants. Ability to scan bodies of water, shorelines and tundra and identify bird species in cryptic plumage. ¨ Strong communication, interpretive and people skills and willingness to work intensively with a diversity of people under difficult conditions is essential. Guides must have strong people skills. ¨ The ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision. The ability to live and work cooperatively and cheerfully with others from many different backgrounds with different abilities. ¨ Valid driver’s license required with a good driving record. Must be 21 years of age or older. ¨ Willingness to work up to seven days a week and long hours required, especially at the peak of tour season. The ability to work and function and maintain a sense of humor in adverse weather conditions. Guides should be in good physical condition. ¨ Must supply your own optics (binoculars and spotting scope) and rain gear. ¨ Native and Alaskan preference.
Living arrangements: TDX Corporation will provide housing, meals, and transportation to and from St. Paul. Housing is dormitory style and will be shared with other tour guides.
Contact: Send resume, cover letter, and 3 references to: SCOTT SCHUETTE, Director, St. Paul Island Tour, 615 E 82nd Ave. Suite 200, Anchorage, Alaska 99518 (EM: sschuette AT stpaultour.com).

VOCAL AND SOCIAL COMPLEXITY OF THE PARIDAE
Employer: Purdue University
Location: West Lafayette, IN
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 14 Apr 2017 Open until filled
We are looking to hire a 1-year, NSF-funded postdoctoral fellow to help with a study of vocal communication of Carolina chickadees and tufted titmice. The goal of the project is to understand the social and physical correlates of vocal complexity in these species. Applicants should have experience handling large data sets and have some background in the study of complex systems. An understanding of social network analysis is a plus. Applicants will be expected, in part, to process fairly large data sets and to write up the analysis for publication. The postdoc position can start as soon as 1 April, although the start time is flexible.
Email your CV along with a letter describing your background and how it relates to this study. Also have 3 letters of recommendation sent directly from the letter writers. Materials and any questions can be directed to (EM:  jlucas AT purdue.edu). JEFFREY LUCAS, Dept of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (PH: 765-494-8112)

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN ECOLOGICAL MODELING AND CITIZEN SCIENCE
Employer: University of Connecticut
Location: Storrs, Connecticut
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: None provided  Open until filled
Job Summary: The Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a University Postdoctoral Fellow to work on the Connecticut Bird Atlas project. The project seeks to map the distribution and abundance of all bird species throughout Connecticut during the breeding season, winter, and migration periods. Primary responsibilities will include compiling existing bird distribution and land use data sets; generating seasonal distribution models for all of Connecticut’s breeding and wintering birds; helping to design field sampling schema to collect new distribution and abundance data across the state; creating web materials for field workers (maps, data sheets, etc.); and assisting with the implementation of an online portal. Project data would also be available to the postdoc to develop their own analyses for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The postdoc would report to the primary PIs on the project, Drs. Chris Elphick and Morgan Tingley.
Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biology or a closely related field, experience in correlational distribution models, and expertise in GIS and statistical analyses using R or Python. Preferred candidates will additionally have experience with: ecological “big data,” including breeding bird atlases and/or eBird; manipulation and analysis of large-scale remote sensing data sets; bird identification, ecology, and distributions; web site creation; and working with citizen scientists.
Application Details: This position is based at the Storrs campus of the University of Connecticut and includes competitive salary and health benefits. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position. Continuation of this position may be possible if additional funding becomes available. The position can start as soon as 1 April 2017. Interested candidates should send (1) an email describing their research interests and qualifications along with (2) a CV, (3) 1-2 representative publications, and (4) a list of 2 references to MORGAN TINGLEY (EM: morgan.tingley AT uconn.edu).

TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR/WILDLIFE ECOLOGIST
Employer: South Dakota State University
Location: Brookings, SD
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 01 Apr 2017
Assistant Professor/Wildlife Ecologist, Department of Natural Resource Management, South Dakota State University (Brookings, SD). Job responsibilities include developing a collaborative, extramurally-funded research program with an emphasis in ecology and life histories of wildlife to inform and benefit current issues and future management practices. For a full listing of the responsibilities and qualifications, and to apply, visit (URL:  https://YourFuture.sdbor.edu),  search for the position, and follow the electronic application process. Deadline to ensure full consideration is April 1, 2017. For questions on the electronic employment process, contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128. For questions on the position contact, Search Chair Professor ALEXANDER “SANDY” SMART Ph.D. at (PH: 605-688-4017 or EM: alexander.smart AT sdstate.edu). SDSU actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. SDSU is an AA/EEO employer.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR (PART-TIME)
Employer: Detroit Audubon
Location: Detroit, MI
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 21 Mar 2017 Open until filled
Job Description: This is part-time (25 hour per week) professional position. The incumbent will develop, conduct, and train volunteers to conduct environmental education programs for all age groups, with particular emphasis on birds. The incumbent will also coordinate or assist in coordinating special events, and coordinate exhibits at conservation-related shows and conferences. The incumbent will also be our social media coordinator, and managing editor of our newsletter. Other duties include disseminating publicity about the organization and its events through a variety of media and answering natural history questions over the phone. Some issue advocacy may also be required.
Skills and Qualifications: Two years of coursework in Environmental Education, Environmental Interpretation, Environmental Science or equivalent (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree preferred). Experience designing and conducting environmental education programs for K-12 groups and adults required. Must have extensive knowledge of Michigan natural history. Birding experience strongly preferred. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, and must be proficient with MS Office Suite, Internet, and Facebook. Experience in website development and maintenance also required. Must be a self-starter, organizer, and a networker.
Terms of employment: This is a permanent position that the organization hopes to upgrade to a full-time position as funds become available. Starting wage is $17/ hour. Preferred start date: May 15, 2017.
Please submit applications by March 20, 2017 if possible, however the position will remain open until a selection is made. The position work location is in Southeast Michigan.  How to Apply: Interested parties should send a cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference to Dr. JAMES N. BULL, President of Detroit Audubon (EM: jbull AT detroitaudubon.org or jamesbull22 AT yahoo.com).


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