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To reduce the possibility of typing in the wrong address when responding, please cut and paste the whole address and then replace the ' AT ' with [log in to unmask] ********************* BIOLOGIST at National Audubon Society - Audubon Mississippi. Website: http://ms.audubon.org Location: Moss Point, MS. Duration: Open. Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 6 Jan 2017. Job Description: The Biologist will play a dynamic role and lead applied science efforts for the AMCBSP. S/He will be responsible for research and survey design, implementing monitoring of breeding, migrating, and wintering species, and analyses of resulting data; specifically focused on coastal water species (shorebirds, terns, etc.). Additionally, the Biologist will work with the Program Manager to develop strategies and secure funding for the program and build relationships with community, government, and academic partners. Reporting to the AMCBSP Manager and working closely with Audubon Mississippi and Gulf staff, the Biologist will align the project’s goals and activities with state and regional conservation and outreach programs and goals to help deliver and document conservation and outreach impact at scale. Please include a cover letter in your application Essential Functions: Science Coordination Working closely with Audubon staff (including other offices) and partners, design avian field studies including monitoring, research, and outreach projects. Initiate research necessary to understand outcomes from and improve effectiveness of monitoring, stewardship, and habitat management. Manage field data, develop databases as necessary, and perform analyses. Compile, analyze, and report conclusions on all data collected to advance the Audubon Mississippi’s Coastal Bird Stewardship Program’s conservation priorities. In collaboration with the AMCBS Program Director and others, lead and assist in the writing of technical reports and scientific manuscripts. Manage and apply for field work permits; ensure permit conditions are adhered to. Staff/Volunteer Leadership Recruit, train, mentor, and manage field technicians and other staff as assigned. In coordination with the Volunteer Manager and Biological Technicians, coordinate the work of as many as six volunteer coordinators that aid in monitoring activities at sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Cooperatively work with program staff to develop and implement a volunteer training program focused on proper monitoring, stewardship, and habitat management protocols. With technicians, maintain vehicles and all assigned field gear. Program Development Work with program staff to develop and implement goals and plans for the program. Assist Program Manager with pursuing funding opportunities. Cultivate and maintain productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders including other Audubon offices and chapters, state and federal agencies, other non-governmental organizations, and community and government leaders. Assist state, regional, and national communication and outreach staff to develop and deliver compelling messages, releases, publicity and reporting about the project, both verbally and in writing. Qualifications: Master’s degree or higher in Ornithology, Avian Ecology, Biology, Natural Sciences, or related field required; equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of education. 5+ years of applied field science experience is required, with demonstrated success with bird monitoring including point and transect counts and nest searches; 3-5 years experience managing staff and/or volunteers. Demonstrated experience in survey design and proven experience using statistical techniques for analyzing bird data (eg. distance sampling, capture-mark-recapture, other demographic modeling approaches, spatial and movement analyses, etc). Knowledge in the identification and ecology of a variety of waterbirds: wading birds, shorebirds, seabirds, waterfowl and marshbirds as well as passerines, raptors, and other species that may utilize the littoral coastal zone. Working knowledge of coastal and estuarine habitats including coastal wetlands, dredge-spoil, sandy beach, etc, Northern Gulf Coast, a plus. Demonstrated knowledge of bird monitoring protocols and methods for recording, assessment, and reporting of monitoring data, including the use of electronic reporting portals (eBird). Demonstrated success in managing volunteers. Demonstrated ability to partner with key stakeholders, such as community and agency personnel. Ability to think strategically and creatively, while managing multiple tasks, meeting deadlines and operating in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills, and ability to work as part of a team. Must have a collaborative nature. Willingness to work long hours in harsh field conditions (sun, heat, cold, biting insects, wading in water or mud), sometimes alone. Ability to lift and carry over equipment (eg. tripod and spotting scope and/or other materials) while walking long distances (at least two miles) with or without accommodation. Willingness to work evenings and weekends as the job demands and be available for overnight travel as needed. Grant writing a plus. Master banding permit or ability to obtain. Must have a valid Driver’s License, experience with boats desired but not required. Compensation: commensurate with experience. To Apply: https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2982/biologist/job AVIAN TECHNICIAN at The Nature Conservancy / Smithsonian Institute Migratory Bird Center. Location: Santa Cruz Island, CA. Duration: 12 + weeks; starts mid-February. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 31 Dec 2016. Job Description: Three positions are available for an ecological study of endemic Island Scrub-Jays on Santa Cruz Island, California. Current research focuses on this species’ life history, population biology, and behavior. The job will involve finding and monitoring nests, assisting with bird capture and banding, quantifying bird behavior, radio-tracking, mapping territories, collecting nest vegetation data, and conducting point-counts. Additional duties may arise throughout the field season. Qualifications: • Prior experience in finding and monitoring passerine nests • Proficiency in netting, banding, and taking blood samples from passerines • Good color vision • Able to work alone and hike long distances in rugged and steep terrain • Able to live in a communal setting on an island with limited access to the mainland • Valid U.S. driver’s license • Ability to drive a standard transmission 4x4 vehicle confidently on steep, unimproved dirt roads a plus Compensation: $2000 per month + housing, internet, and utilities. To Apply: Send one file containing a cover letter, CV, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of two references to: (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) as a single PDF with the subject header “ISSJ Spring 2017” PHD ASSISTANTSHIP ON WADING BIRD RESOURCE SELECTION: FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY at Florida Atlantic University. Website: http://www.science.fau.edu/biology/gawliklab/ Location: Boca Raton, FL. Duration: 3 years. Job Type: Student. Application Deadline: 5 Jan 2017. Job Description: Successful applicant will join an active lab at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) conducting research on wetland birds and the aquatic ecosystems that support them. The PhD candidate will develop a project that is complementary to long-term studies of wading bird prey community dynamics, foraging and nesting ecology of wading birds, and restoration of the Everglades ecosystem(see lab web page for details). Of particular interest is the linkage between the aquatic prey communities in the Everglades and adjacent urban ecosystem, and dynamic resource selection by wading birds. In the course of their research, students will be exposed to the process of using science to guide one of the nation’s most comprehensive wetland ecosystem restoration projects. Positions are based on FAU’s main campus in Boca Raton, Florida. Boca Raton is located between the Everglades and an extensive coral reef tract, two of Florida’s most unique natural features. FAU has over 30,000 students and a Carnegie Classification of High Research Activity. Successful applicant will start in August 2017. Qualifications: Applicants must have an MS degree and evidence of good scientific writing. Applicants should have experience in avian ecology, wetlands, or wildlife science, possess a good analytical mind, a strong sense of curiosity, and a demonstrated ability to work well in teams. Compensation: 20,050/year with tuition waiver. To Apply: Applicants should send as a single pdf, a letter of interest indicating their qualifications and career goals, CV, transcripts, GRE scores (unofficial copies will suffice), and the names and contact information for 3 references to DALE GAWLIK (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> PH: 561-297-3333). MEXICAN SPOTTED OWL FIELD TECHNICIAN at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org Location: Arizona and New Mexico. Duration: 3.5 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 9. Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2017. Job Description: The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking to hire nine field technicians for a Mexican Spotted Owl monitoring project across Arizona and New Mexico. Field technicians will conduct nighttime surveys for Mexican Spotted Owls in National Forests. Applicants should be comfortable working at night in steep terrain with potentially dangerous wildlife (black bears, mountain lions, rattlesnakes). Work requires a lot of camping and hiking with some backpacking. The season begins in April and continues until mid-July. Work schedule will be 10 days on, 4 days off. Qualifications: • Completion or progress towards a Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, or a related field • Driver’s license and 4WD experience • Ability to hike up to 10 miles a day while carrying up to 40 lbs • Backcountry experience (including backpacking, off trail navigation, basic survival skills, and grit) • Attention to detail and ability to collect quality data • Good communication • Ability to travel and work with a partner for 10 day periods • Enthusiasm for spending 3.5 months in beautiful forests and canyons Compensation: $1,000/2 weeks To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three references IN ONE DOCUMENT (.pdf or .doc) to (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>). Name your application file accordingly: Lastname_MSO2017_technician. Application review will begin January 3rd and continue until the positions are filled. MEXICAN SPOTTED OWL ACOUSTIC TECHNICIAN at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org Location: Arizona and New Mexico. Duration: 3.5 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2017. Job Description: The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking to hire an acoustic technician to assist with a pilot study investigating the efficacy of using acoustic recorders to monitor Mexican Spotted Owls. The primary duty of the acoustic technician will be deploying and retrieving acoustic recorders in predetermined locations throughout Arizona and possibly New Mexico. If needed, the acoustic technician will also conduct nighttime surveys for Mexican Spotted Owls in National Forests. Applicants should be comfortable working alone in backcountry settings as well as working at night in steep terrain with potentially dangerous wildlife (black bears, mountain lions, rattlesnakes). Work requires a lot of camping and hiking with some backpacking. The season begins in April and continues until mid-July. Work schedule will be 10 days on, 4 days off. Qualifications: Basic qualifications: • Completion or progress towards a Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, or a related field • Driver’s license and 4WD experience • Ability to hike up to 10 miles a day while carrying up to 40 lbs • Backcountry experience (including backpacking, off trail navigation, basic survival skills, and grit) • Attention to detail and ability to collect quality data • Good communication • Ability to travel for 10 day periods • Enthusiasm for spending 3.5 months in beautiful forests and canyons Additional qualifications for acoustic technician position: • Experience with acoustic monitoring • Ability to work alone and independent of direct supervision Compensation: $880-1,200/2 weeks, depending on experience To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three references IN ONE DOCUMENT (.pdf or .doc) to (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>). Name your application file accordingly: Lastname_MSO2017_acoustic. If you would also like to be considered for a regular field technician position, please state so in your cover letter. Application review will begin January 3rd and continue until the position is filled. MEXICAN SPOTTED OWL CREW LEADER at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org Location: Arizona and New Mexico. Duration: 3.5 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2017. Job Description: The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking to hire two crew leaders for a Mexican Spotted Owl monitoring project across Arizona and New Mexico. Each crew leader will oversee the scheduling and logistics of five technicians, interface with Forest Service biologists, and maintain thorough communications with the project manager. In addition, crew leaders will conduct nighttime surveys for Mexican Spotted Owls in National Forests. Applicants should be comfortable working at night in steep terrain with potentially dangerous wildlife (black bears, mountain lions, rattlesnakes). Work requires a lot of camping and hiking with some backpacking. The season begins in late March and continues until mid-July. Work schedule will be 10 days on, 4 days off. Qualifications: Basic qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, or a related field • Driver’s license and 4WD experience • Ability to hike up to 10 miles a day while carrying up to 40 lbs • Backcountry experience (including backpacking, off trail navigation, basic survival skills, and grit) • Attention to detail and ability to collect quality data • Good communication • Ability to travel and work with a partner for 10 day periods • Enthusiasm for spending 3.5 months in beautiful forests and canyons Additional qualifications for crew leader positions: • Prior leadership experience • Exceptional organization • Professional communication for interacting with Forest Service biologists and updating project leader • Ability to manage field logistics and crew schedules Compensation: $1,200/2 weeks To Apply: To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three references IN ONE DOCUMENT (.pdf or .doc) to (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>). Name your application file accordingly: Lastname_MSO2017_leader. If you would be willing to be considered for a technician position, please state so in the cover letter. Application review will begin in January 3rd and continue until the positions are filled. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, BIOLOGY at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Website: http://www.utrgv.edu Location: Edinburg, TX. Duration: open. Job Type: Professor. Application Deadline: 31 Dec 2016. Job Description: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) seeks to fill a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Avian Physiology or Endocrinology. The successful candidate will have high quality publications and a demonstrated potential to construct an extramurally-funded, cutting edge research program in Avian Physiology or Endocrinology. The successful candidate’s research will complement the faculty’s existing strengths in ornithology, avian ecology and conservation. We are especially interested in candidates who take advantage of the unique resources and biogeographic location of UTRGV. The area is located along three major transcontinental migration flyways and is one of the most southern and subtropical regions in the continental U.S., offering a unique opportunity to study endocrine or physiological adaptations of birds, especially migration physiology and or developmental mechanisms that help understand patterns of northward advancement of resident tropical bird species. The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, possibly including Freshman Biology, Biological Communication, and courses in their area of interest/expertise. The Biology Department at UTRGV welcomes new research activities, research collaborations among its faculty, and is committed to quality research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Biology or closely related area from an accredited university. Background in avian physiology or endocrinology with a strong commitment to research and teaching excellence, mentorship of students and service to the community. Postdoctoral research experience is preferred. Compensation: commensurate with qualifications and experience. To Apply: go to: https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/search and search for posting number FRGV0551 GRASSLAND BIRD RESEARCH TECHNICIANS at Emporia State University. Website: http://www.emporia.edu/ Location: Kansas. Duration: 22 May – 29 July 2017. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 13. Application Deadline: 10 Feb 2017. Job Description: Assist research team studying grassland bird responses to cattle grazing and plant diversity in CRP grasslands of Kansas from 22 May – 29 July 2017. Two types of positions available (note position of interest in cover letter of application): (1) Two individuals to perform transect surveys of adult birds by sight and sound. Experience with bird surveys strongly desired. (2) Eleven individuals to assist with nest searching and monitoring. Experience with nest monitoring desired. For all positions: Must be able to work independently and with a team, be cordial to landowners, and tolerant of hot weather, physical labor, early starts, long hours, 6-day work weeks, and living in close quarters. Housing and field vehicles provided. Qualifications: Academic training in biology / ecology. Preferred applicants will have experience with bird / nest surveys and be able to tolerate demanding schedules and field conditions. Compensation: $4400 / 10-week season To Apply: Email a cover letter (noting position of interest) and CV with 3 references to Dr. WILLIAM E. JENSEN (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) or send via postal mail to Dr. Jensen in the Department of Biological Sciences, Campus Box 4050, Emporia State University, 1 Kellogg Ave., Emporia, KS 66801. ALPINE SONGBIRD TECHNICIAN at University of Wyoming / Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Website: http://wyocoopunit.org/projects/habitat-relationships-of-the-black-rosy-finch Location: Wyoming. Duration: ~15 wks starting in mid-late May. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017. Job Description: Two positions are available for an alpine songbird study being conducted in Wyoming. Aims of this project include investigating Black Rosy-Finch habitat associations, distribution and life history. Work includes backpacking 40-60+ miles per week across mountain ranges from May-September. Transects are conducted at 10,000-13,000’, with bird and nest site locations recorded along with habitat information. Technicians (and crew lead) are expected to enter data on a weekly basis, with an additional paid week at the end of the season to proof entries. I am more interesting in an applicant’s strong interest in alpine/avian ecology, constructive attitude, and ability to operate safely alone in the mountains than climbing or skiing exploits. Long, irregular schedules with missing weekends and objective hazards in the field are standard. A professional attitude and strong work ethic are mandatory. Qualifications: Ability to identify songbirds and raptors by sight and sound • Prior experience conducting songbird surveys (or equivalent knowledge) preferred • Good color vision • Good hearing • Preferably possessing a B.S. in wildlife or related field(s) • Proficiency in snow travel and avalanche awareness (EXPERIENCED backcountry skiers or mountaineers preferred) • Knowledge of rope systems preferred • Comfortable hiking, off-trail, at night, crossing swollen creeks, during changing conditions, in grizzly country, alone • Strong abilities in off trail forest and mountain navigation • Experience in use of map, compass and GPS • Ability to hike 40-60+ miles a week with heavy pack, unassisted, for fifteen weeks • Ability to leave camp at 3am, arrive on site by 5am, and to designated camp, solo each day, without exception • Ability to drive a standard transmission 4x4 vehicle preferred • Ability to arrive with broken in boots and all required equipment. Compensation: $400-480/wk stipend. To Apply: Send one file containing a cover letter addressing posted qualifications, CV, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of two references to (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) as a single PDF titled “BLRF_APPLICANT_YOURNAME” with the email subject header “BLRF_2017”. Preference will be given to those who provide additional climbing/hiking/skiing references. FULL-TIME ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERN at Tracy Aviary. Website: http://www.tracyaviary.org Location: Salt Lake City, UT. Duration: 3 months. Job Type: Intern. Job Description: Internship begins February 28, 2017 and ends no sooner than May 20, 2017. DUTIES This position provides hands-on training and experience with the fundamentals of environmental education best practices, lesson plan creation, program facilitation, and evaluation. Duties will primarily include: -Planning, developing materials, and facilitating interactive experiences, tours, scout workshops, and other educational programs for visitors at Tracy Aviary. -Preparing materials for and assisting in the facilitation of children’s spring break camp programs. -Providing off-site nature programs at multiple locations throughout Salt Lake City to members of the public spanning a wide range of ages. These programs emphasize the importance of free play in nature and engage holistic family groups. -Evaluating programs and educational materials through evaluation forms and/or visitor observations. -Developing and implementing a capstone internship project. Please note: prior experience not required—we provide on-the-job training and education to prepare interns for educating members of the public. Other duties may include assisting with events, completing maintenance/administrative tasks associated with the programs described above, attending routine organizational and departmental meetings and events, and participating in various training opportunities, as appropriate. Please note that these positions do not involve any direct contact with animals. COMMITMENT This position requires a 40 hour a week commitment over a period of roughly three months. Work hours require applicants to be freely available between 8am and 5pm during their designated work week for the entire duration of service. Position will require a set schedule of Tuesday through Saturday. Schedule may occasionally change or require evening hours depending on program schedule. Interns must secure their own housing for the duration of the internship. There is a possibility of extending this internship for an additional three months, with an altered weekly schedule, at the discretion of the Director of Education and Education Manager. Qualifications: Must speak, read, and write English fluently. Fluency in Spanish is preferred, but not required. We are seeking individuals possessing a strong desire to work with audiences of all ages and to incorporate experiences that strengthen their connection to the natural world. Education: A bachelor’s degree in education, natural resources, environmental studies, conservation, biology, zoology, or related field from an approved college or university is preferred, but not required. Experience: None required. A desire to work within the field of education is strongly preferred. Experience with youth and/or students or other experience related to the above duties is preferred. Compensation: $1200 stipend for 3 months of service, disbursed bi-weekly. To Apply: Applications are being accepted immediately. No telephone calls please. Send a cover letter, one-page resume, and three references to ANNE TERRY, Education Manager (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>). HAWKCOUNTER at Bradbury Mountain Raptor Research Project. Website: http://www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com Location: Pownal, ME. Duration: 2 months Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 15 Dec 2016. Job Description: HAWKCOUNTER needed to conduct the full-season spring raptor migration count at Bradbury Mountain State Park in south-central Maine from 15 Mar – 15 May, 2017. Expect some cold, windy, and slow days early on, with busy days of Broad-winged Hawks as the season progresses. Qualifications: Applicants must be adept at identifying eastern hawks, falcons, and eagles at a distance. Ability to identify non-raptor species helpful, though not a requirement. This site is popular with birding and non-birding visitors, so good communication skills are a must, along with an enthusiasm for repeatedly answering, “How do you know you’re not counting the same birds?” Counter must be able to provide own transportation for the 3-mile commute between the count site and housing. Compensation: A stipend of $1375/month will be provided, plus free housing. To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 reference contacts to JEANNETTE and DEREK LOVITCH at (EM: freeportwildbird AT yahoo.com<http://yahoo.com>), or Bradbury Mtn Raptor Research Project, Freeport Wild Bird Supply, 541 US Route One, Suite 10, Freeport, ME 04032. BARE-NECKED UMBRELLABIRD RESEARCH ASSISTANT at Aula Global. Location: Monteverde, Costa Rica. Duration: Open. Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2017. Job Description: Aula Global is seeking four individuals with a strong interest in avian research to assist in collecting breeding and behavioral data on the little know, severely endangered Bare-necked Umbrellabird (Cephalopterus glabricollis) in spring 2017 (March – June). Time commitment ranges from a minimum of 1 week up to 3 months. Our research takes place in Costa Rica at Aula Global Reserve, a private biological reserve not open to the general public. Candidates will work in the field in small teams or independently searching for male leks, nesting females, and feeding sites. Possible duties include intensive behavioral observations, nest monitoring, mist netting, bird handling (banding, measuring, fitting with radio transmitters), and data entry. Interns should expect days to begin before dawn walking the trails in search of displaying males, an activity rarely seen or documented. Qualifications: Interns must be self-motivated, well organized, able to work well in a small group or independently, tolerant of tropical weather conditions, and comfortable staying in semi-rustic living conditions. Applicants share dorm-style housing with bunk beds at the field station, which is located 8km from the nearest village, Santa Elena/Monteverde. This position can be physically demanding and applicants must be able to hike rough, steep terrain on or off trail. Priority will be given to applicants with experience in mist netting and banding birds and/or are fluent in Spanish. We provide necessary equipment for field activities, but applicants must provide their own binoculars/back pack/sleeping bag. Applicants must arrange their own transportation to Santa Elena (we will advise you on the options and costs). Program cost is $250 per week and covers onsite lodging, food, equipment use and transportation to and from the field site from Santa Elena/Montevede. Compensation: n/a To apply: send a cover letter and resume to SABRINA SALOME (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>). In the cover letter, indicate why you are interested in the project and your available dates. FIELD TECHNICIAN at Michigan State University, Dept. of Integrative Biology. Website: https://clindell.natsci.msu.edu/ Location: Fennville, Michigan. Duration: almost three months, May 8 through August 4, 2017. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 2 Jan 2017. Job Description: Two technicians needed to work on a project on American kestrel use of, and activity around, nest boxes installed in fruit fields in western Michigan. Technicians will check nest boxes, band nestling kestrels, conduct observations of numerous species of foraging birds, take vegetation measurements, manage equipment and data, and interact with project personnel and fruit growers. Average of 40 hours a week; work schedule will depend on weather. Qualifications: Applicants must have a strong work ethic and ability to execute directions, pay close attention to detail, be on time for all activities, be in excellent physical condition, able to comfortably lift and walk short distances with 30 pounds overhead, be able to work in heat and humidity with numerous insects, have experience with Midwestern bird identification, bird handling, conducting observations, and data entry, have a valid driver’s license, be willing to conduct tedious work like vegetation measurements, and be able to interact pleasantly and effectively with supervisors and other technicians in dorm-style housing. Compensation: $10/hr wage and field station housing are provided. Daily transportation between study sites and the field station will be covered by the project. Transportation to and from the field site at the beginning/end of the field season is not provided. To Apply: Please send one document that includes a resume with all of your current contact information, contact information for three references (at least two should be previous employers), and a cover letter of why you are interested in the job and would be a good fit for the position to MEGAN SHAVE (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) by January 2, 2017. Please include your last name in the document title. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AUDUBON LOUISIANA at National Audubon Society. Website: http://www.audubon.org/ Location: New Orleans, LA. Duration: Open. Job Type: Permanent. Job Description: Audubon seeks a dynamic Executive Director to build on Audubon Louisiana’s rich history and expand its contributions to conservation and restoration in Louisiana, the Gulf Coast, and throughout the entire Mississippi Flyway, leading the organization to its next level of programmatic and financial success. This is a high-profile, pivotal opportunity for a conservation professional to be an environmental entrepreneur in representing Audubon’s mission in Louisiana, across the Gulf and throughout the Mississippi Flyway. The Executive Director will be the chief executive officer for Audubon Louisiana and will exercise broad leadership and management responsibility in developing statewide conservation policy, initiatives, and public programming. The Director will also work with senior management in exploring opportunities and the feasibility of expanding Audubon Louisiana’s leadership in Gulf Coast restoration and conservation efforts. The successful candidate will have the passion and leadership skills necessary to articulate, develop, and implement Audubon’s conservation goals and strategies in the state, all while working closely with the Audubon Louisiana Advisory Board and staff, and Audubon’s key national conservation leaders to continue to develop the state program in tandem with strategic regional and national priorities. The Executive Director will hold the title of Vice President within the national organization and will report directly to the Vice President of the Gulf Coast and Mississippi Flyway. Audubon Louisiana has a dedicated and professional staff of 13 and an advisory board of 14 individuals representing the diversity of interests of Louisiana and surrounding regions. The annual budget is approximately $3.0 million which includes several offices and programs across the state and the Paul J. Rainey Sanctuary. Audubon Louisiana works with a network of three affiliated local Audubon Chapters, and thousands of grassroots members, plus various conservation organizations, government agencies, and other public and private entities to protect birds and their habitats. Audubon Louisiana is a critical part of an extensive network of 22 National Audubon Society state offices that advance state and local conservation policies, conduct on-the-ground work and educational programming and contribute to the goals of hemispheric-scale conservation priorities of the organization. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, business, conservation or related field required; advanced degree strongly preferred. 7-10 years’ progressive professional experience, to include 3-5 years at a senior management level with comparable staff and budget responsibilities. Strong leadership skills, with an entrepreneurial spirit and strong business and management skills; demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate staff, volunteers, donors, and potential partners a must. Demonstrated success in fundraising, in particular extensive experience with major donors, foundations, corporations, and government funders. Seasoned organizational leader with an array of experience in public policy development and advocacy, campaigns, lobbying, and/or involvement in the state legislature and in working with members of Congress. Demonstrated ability to succeed in a highly matrixed, complex organization—strong ability to influence and persuade others required. Outstanding interpersonal skills, judgment, and a demonstrated ability to collaborate and build coalitions with a wide range of individuals and organizations at the local, regional, and national levels. Tech-savvy, including proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, budgeting systems and donor databases. Comfort with and interest in leveraging technology to maximize conservation impact and network engagement. Demonstrated experience overseeing complex or multiple projects through to success, including meeting financial goals, project deadlines, and coordinating the work of key staff and partners. Excellent and persuasive communication skills, both written and verbal, including substantial public speaking experience, and the ability to effectively represent Audubon Louisiana to its members, state and federal elected officials, donors, and chapter leaders, as well as in traditional and social media. Knowledge and appreciation of, as well as connection to Louisiana and its environment, conservation and political history, and the role of science in developing conservation strategies. Willingness and ability to travel routinely throughout the state and nationally, as required. A strong commitment to the mission, values, and programs of Audubon Louisiana and the National Audubon Society. To apply visit: https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2989/vice-president-and-executive-director/job?mode=view MEWALDT-KING STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD at American Ornithological Society. Website: http://www.americanornithology.org/content/cos-mewaldt-king-award-eligibility-and-guidelines Location: Anywhere. Job Type: Student. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2017. Job Description: The 25th annual Mewaldt-King Student Research Awards will be announced by the newly merged American Ornithological Society at the 2017 North American Ornithological Congress in East Lansing, MI. These $1,000-$2,000 awards are designated in the memory of L. Richard Mewaldt and James R. King to support Master's and Ph.D.-level research that relates to the conservation of birds. Research may be in any area of ornithology, but studies that involve demographics, breeding biology, or disease ecology may be particularly relevant, especially if the species is endangered, threatened, or otherwise of management concern. Studies of species from threatened ecosystems (e.g. old growth forest, wetlands) or with reference to large-scale conservation issues such as climate or landscape change are also of particular interest. Applications due January 15, 2017. To Apply: For further information and instructions please visit: http://www.americanornithology.org/content/cos-mewaldt-king-award-eligibility-and-guidelines. CRANE AND CONSERVATION NATURALIST INTERN at International Crane Foundation. Website: https://www.savingcranes.org/ Location: Baraboo, WI. Duration: 9 Months. Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 2 Jan 2017. Job Description: The International Crane Foundation (ICF) is seeking to fill 4 Crane and Conservation Naturalist Intern positions in 2017. ICF Background: ICF is a leader in the conservation of the world's 15 crane species and is dedicated to providing experience, knowledge, and inspiration to involve people in resolving threats to cranes and the ecosystems vital to their long-term survival. Although ICF has projects all around the world the headquarters is located in Baraboo, WI one hour north of Madison, WI. ICF is open to the public every day from April 15th to October 31st each year and all of the world’s 15 crane species are on live-display at our facility. For more information, please visit our website at www.savingcranes.org<http://www.savingcranes.org> Description: ICF Crane and Conservation Naturalist Interns will gain valuable hands-on experience working with the Conservation Education Department and will: • Develop and lead daily interpretive tours at ICF for visiting schools, community organizations, private groups, and the general public. • Interact and assist with the sale of admission tickets, gift shop merchandise, annual memberships, and overall ICF site orientation on a daily basis. • Assist in the completion of one or several projects related to the goals, work plan, and objectives of the ICF Conservation Education Department (e.g. help design and develop self-guided written or audio media; write, film and edit short films about ICF’s work; create, test, and evaluate interpretive programs; design interpretive wayside panels; organize and implement on-site events; or research policy related projects and initiatives, etc.) • Conduct duties associated with opening/closing the visitor center, exhibits, and gift shop on a daily basis. • Achieve experience planning, designing, and evaluating interpretive programs and written materials. • Learn about ICF project initiatives related to crane ecology, behavior, and husbandry; field conservation and ecology; and ecosystem restoration techniques and processes. • Have the opportunity to volunteer with other departments and participate in job shadow experiences at ICF. • Gain exposure to wildlife conservation methods and endangered species management. • Meet and work with a variety of international colleagues and professional staff at ICF. • Educate and inspire people of all ages and walks of life about the world’s 15 crane species and the ecosystems on which they depend. ICF’s Crane and Conservation Naturalist Internship begins March 1st, 2017 and runs through November 17th, 2017. A taxable $565/month stipend and comfortable on-site housing accommodations are provided at no charge. Applicants should be prepared to live in a co-ed communal living situation and be able to work outdoors everyday in all weather conditions found in Wisconsin. Naturalist Interns will work weekends and will have two consecutive days off during the work week. The ICF campus is set in a rural Wisconsin setting at the edge of Wisconsin’s beautiful Driftless area. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at the time they apply. Candidates without a work visa must obtain one before they will be considered for an internship. ICF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualifications: B.A. or B.S. preferred. Students from all disciplines are welcome to apply, however studies relating to wildlife conservation, education, or biology are preferred. The applicant should have exceptional customer service, proficient public speaking skills and a strong desire to teach diverse audiences in a non-formal setting. Candidates should demonstrate an interest/background in the fields of interpretation, environmental education, conservation biology, ornithology, education, digital marketing, graphic design, film/documentary production, and other related fields. Compensation: $565/mo + Housing To Apply: Applicants should send a one page cover letter, resume (no more than two pages), and contact information for three references to: ANDY BINGLE, Interpretive Programs Manager (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> PH:: 608-356-9462 x108) Positions are open until filled. Initial application review will begin the last week of December. AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS (3) at Ecostudies Institute. Website: http://www.ecoinst.org/ Location: Homestead, FL. Duration: 4 months. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017. Job Description: Ecostudies Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to understanding and conserving native populations of birds and other wildlife and their habitats. We are committed to finding practical solutions that help recover and maintain wildlife populations. We conduct sound science to collect the information needed to help manage species and develop conservation strategies, and we incorporate outreach to ensure that partners and citizens have the information necessary to be involved in conservation decisions. We are currently seeking FIELD TECHNICIANS (3) to join our Florida team for the 2017 field season to assist with a long-term demographic study of the federally endangered Cape Sable seaside sparrow in Everglades National Park. This position is temporary: 20 March 2017 – 15 July 2017. We are looking for applicants who are detail-oriented, organized, able to work as part of a team, and who are enthusiastic about working in remote locations under sometimes harsh field conditions (e.g., heat, humidity, mosquitoes, venomous snakes). Duties will include, but are not limited to: 1) conducting point count and line transect surveys in remote areas, 2) locating and monitoring nests in grassland habitat, 3) deploying and maintaining nest cameras, 4) mist netting and color banding sparrows, 5) re-sighting previously color-banded birds, 6) territory mapping using GPS, 7) data entry and management, and 8) participation in some outreach. Fieldwork will be conducted in early mornings (beginning pre-dawn) 5-6 days/week; afternoons will be spent entering data, maintaining equipment, and conducting outreach (e.g., writing blogs or developing social media posts). Shared housing in Homestead, FL will be provided. Field crew will travel to and from remote field sites by car/foot or occasionally by helicopter. DOI helicopter certification will be provided. Applicants must provide their own transportation to South Florida and have their own vehicle for getting to and from field sites. Sites are ~10-30 miles from housing. Fuels costs for travel to study sites will be reimbursed. Qualifications: Previous avian research experience is required. Nest searching, distance sampling, and banding experience are preferred. Candidates who are proficient using software such as MS Excel and Access, and ArcMap are desired. Current DOI helicopter certification is a plus. Compensation: $2,000/month, plus free housing To Apply: Send a letter of interest addressed to Dr. TOM VIRZI, resume, and three references (include names, emails, and phone numbers of references) to (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>). Please include “CSSS Field Tech” in the subject line of your email. WILDLIFE CREW LEADER (BIRDS AND SALAMANDERS) at West Virginia University. Location: Throughout West Virginia. Duration: 4 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 16 Jan 2017. Job Description: West Virginia University is seeking an experienced crew leader to supervise technicians and assist a graduate student with PhD research looking at impacts of young forest creation on birds and salamanders. Field work will take place throughout West Virginia on West Virginia DNR wildlife management areas. Primary tasks will include point count surveys of the bird community (songbirds, ruffed grouse, and American woodcock), coverboard sampling for salamanders, vegetation surveys, and data entry. Crew leader will also be expected to train technicians and assist with data organization. Preference will be given to applicants with previous experience conducting songbird point counts in the eastern US and sampling/handling amphibians, as well as having previous field supervisory experience. The position will begin mid-April and end early-August. Housing will be provided at each field site and will be shared with other technicians and graduate student. West Virginia University will provide first-aid safety training and vehicles for field work. Qualifications: Applicant is expected to be in good physical health and work long hours in arduous conditions. Applicant must have previous experience independently identifying eastern US songbirds by sight and sound, sampling amphibians or similar herpetofauna, identifying eastern hardwood tree species, navigating using handheld GPS units, and supervising team members. Crew leader must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, enthusiastic, have a strong work ethic, and be good with people. Applicant should have a BS or working towards one in wildlife, natural resources, or a similar field. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record. Compensation: $490/week To Apply: Please send cover letter with available start and end dates, resume, and three references in a single PDF or Word document to (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>), with “Name WVU Wildlife Crew Leader” in email subject line (e.g., “Eric Margenau WVU Wildlife Crew Leader”). PCSU ENDANGERED SEABIRD FIELD ASSISTANT – ID# 16628 at Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project. Website: http://kauaiseabirdproject.org/ Location: Kauai, Hawaii. Duration: Mid April - December. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 5. Application Deadline: 3 Jan 2017. Job Description: Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. (3) Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Kauai Seabird Recovery Project, located on the island of Kauai. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. DUTIES: Participates in carrying out research and management activities for the recovery of Kauai’s endangered seabirds during field season, with emphasis on Newell’s Shearwater (Puffinus newelli), Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis), and Band-rumped Storm-petrel (Oceanodroma castro). Includes: 1) surveys to document distribution and relative abundance across Kauai using visual surveys (binocular, and night-vision), auditory point counts, and ornithological radar; 2) surveys to monitor breeding success and relative abundance at select colony sites; 3) management tasks, possibly including predator control; 4) data entry, and preliminary analyses of field data. Performs effective public outreach. Operates a motor vehicle and a variety of equipment for field studies. Qualifications: PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: One to three (1-3) years of college level biological sciences coursework from an accredited college or university. EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years of (paid or volunteer) experience in terrestrial biological fieldwork (volunteer experience must be documented and verifiable). Demonstrated experience with one (1) or more of the following: seabird monitoring methods, auditory point counts, operating ornithological radar, song meters and/or burrow cameras, or predator management near seabird colonies. Demonstrated remote area experience. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Working knowledge of the principles of avian population ecology and conservation. Ability and skills in techniques of avian population ecology and conservation, particularly colonial nesting seabirds. Demonstrated hiking ability, including off-trail navigation. Ability to use Microsoft Office (Excel) and other software programs to undertake field reporting. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must be able to locate birds by their calls. Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain throughout the duration of employment. Must be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with manual transmission. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check. Must possess certification in First Aid/CPR and maintain throughout duration of employment (or be able to obtain and maintain the certificate following the training provided within two (2) months from date of hire). Must be able to complete basic helicopter safety course within two (2) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to hike at least four (4) miles on obscure or off trails with a thirty to forty (30-40) pound backpack unassisted and live and work in isolated field camps under primitive conditions for extended periods of time. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i's and/or business entity's policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.). SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Biological Sciences. Strong interest and background training in seabird ecology, particularly forest-nesting petrels. Small boat experience. Experience working with Hawaiian birds. Banding experience, particularly with seabirds. Experience with use of Geographic Information System (GIS) software (ArcView) and databases (Access). Familiarity with native Hawaiian flora and fauna, local conservation issues, and Kauai. Compensation: $2,372/Mon To Apply: APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to http://www.rcuh.com and click on “Job Postings.” Search using the job ID # - 16628. You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>). If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (PH:808-956-8344 or 808-956-0872). POSITION INQUIRIES: Kauai Office 808-335-5300 (Kauai). MAPS BIRD BANDING TECHNICIAN at The Institute for Bird Populations. Website: http://birdpop.org/ Location: Yosemite National Park, CA. Duration: 3 months. Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2017. Job Description: We seek motivated, enthusiastic volunteers in good physical condition with a strong desire to learn more about birds and natural history. Positions are available in Yosemite National Park, CA. Our field season begins May 7 and runs through August 8, 2017. The MAPS program is a cooperative network of mist-netting and bird-banding stations dedicated to collecting demographic data towards the conservation of North American landbirds. These data contribute to a) land management recommendations designed to maintain or create quality habitat that will support healthy, productive bird populations, and b) our knowledge of birds’ responses to climate and weather. MAPS provides tremendous opportunities to gain first-class training and field experience in handling, identifying, sexing, aging, and banding wild birds. Qualifications: All successful applicants are expected to face the rigors and unpredictability of field conditions with good humor and flexibility. While all volunteer positions include an intensive, two week training course in mist-netting, and the identification, handling, banding, and ageing and sexing of landbirds, prior banding experience or a background in wildlife biology or a closely related field is recommended. In addition, volunteers receive individual training in these techniques throughout the field season. Volunteers are expected to spend a minimum of 6 of every 10 days in the field, contingent upon daily weather conditions and logistical considerations. Applicants with reliable vehicles are especially needed (trucks/SUVs not required). Compensation: Mileage will be reimbursed at the rate of $0.37/mile for project-related use. The field crew will be living at a Yosemite campground for the duration of the field season. A per diem of $29 for food and incidental expenses, amounting to $2,320 for the season, are provided. To Apply: 1) Download and read: 2017 MAPS Volunteer Information Packet http://birdpop.org/docs/jobs/MAPS_VolnInfo_2017.pdf 2) Submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 references, by January 15, 2017, preferably via email as a single attachment to: LAUREN HELTON (PH: 415-663-1436 EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>). GRASSLAND BIRD PROJECT COORIDNATOR at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org Location: Fort Collins, CO with field work in MT, ND, Alberta. Duration: 2 years with possibility of extension (pending funding). Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2017. Job Description: Project coordinator needed for a regional demographic study of grassland songbirds at 2-3 field sites in western North Dakota, northeastern Montana, and southern Alberta, CA (pending funding). This project aims to determine basic demographic rates of nesting Baird’s and grasshopper sparrows and other grassland songbirds, including nest success and productivity, adult and juvenile within- and across-season survival, and density estimation through point count surveys. This study also aims to explore the habitat relationships that may drive these vital rates. The coordinator would be a member of the International Team at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, however this study will be highly collaborative and partially funded through the Canadian Wildlife Service and the University of Manitoba. The coordinator will be based out of one of the field sites and lead fieldwork in eastern Montana, western North Dakota, and southern Alberta, CA from May – August each season. The remainder of the year the biologist will be based in Fort Collins, CO. Job Responsibilities: • Serve as primary coordinator of field activities and data collection for Northern Great Plains demographic monitoring of Baird’s sparrow, grasshopper sparrow, chestnut-collared longspur, and Sprague’s pipit. Coordinator will communicate regularly with and report to his/her direct supervisor through BCR’s International Program. • Hire, train, and supervise seasonal employees in nest search and monitoring, radio transmitter attachment and monitoring, and point count surveys. The incumbent will hire 10-15 field technicians each summer 2017 – 2018. • Communicate regularly with landowners, agency representatives, and scientists within the academic community to communicate work accomplished and facilitate understanding of the project and BCR’s mission. • Organize and streamline data collection and QA/QC across field sites (including supervision of proofing, etc) using MS Excel and Access. • Collect and manipulate spatial data using ArcGIS and handheld GPSs. • Travel between all sites to coordinate data collection and provide supervision to employees. • Produce summary reports for participating funders. • Provide preliminary analysis of collected data. Qualifications: • Minimum of MSc (or BS with equivalent experience) in ecology or related field • Previous supervisory and field experience in passerine nest search and monitoring, mist-netting and capture, radio telemetry (including harness attachment), and point count surveys • Experience with ArcGIS, MS Access / Excel, and Program R • Thorough knowledge and ability to identify birds of the western United States by sight and sound • Deep commitment to the conservation of birds and their habitats • Excellent communication skills; the ability to communicate with private landowners, agency representatives, and peers within the scientific community • Ability to function as part of a dynamic team in the office, independently as a leader in the field, and cooperatively with seasonal field crews • A developed sense of humor and winning attitude • Applicants with previous grassland songbird experience will be particularly competitive Compensation: $35,000 annually for 2 years, with possibility of extension. Work is dependent upon incoming funding. To Apply: Please direct all inquiries about the position to MO CORRELL (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>). To apply, email a 1-page cover letter indicating your interest along with resume and contact information for three references in a single PDF to the email address above. Applications will be evaluated as they are received. SALT MARSH INTERNSHIP at USFWS. Location: Charlestown, RI. Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2017. Job Description: New England salt marshes provide critical habitat for a number of plant and animal species, many of high conservation value. Currently, the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex is working on restoration projects designed to restore degraded saltmarsh habitat at two of its refuges - John H. Chafee and Sachuest NWR. Interns will assist with restoration implementation and monitoring activities. Responsibilities include but are not limited to saltmarsh sparrow surveys and mist-netting/banding, saltmarsh sparrow nest searching and monitoring, vegetation surveys, shellfish surveys, eelgrass surveys, fish sampling, planting native saltmarsh grasses, and invasive plant control. Qualifications: Experience with mist-netting songbirds, eastern songbird bird identification, saltmarsh plant identification, and kayaking preferred but not required. Applicants must possess the ability to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions, especially heat and humidity; to endure biting insects; to work well with others; and be in good physical shape and able to hike over uneven terrain while carrying equipment. Applicants also must possess a valid driver’s license and be willing to assist with other refuge projects such as invasive plant eradication and Piping Plover monitoring. Compensation: $215/wk plus housing. To Apply: Two positions are available from May 15 to September 29 (some flexibility for the start and end date exists). Compensation $215/wk plus possible housing. Send letter of interest, resume and contact information for 3 references to JENNIFER WHITE, 50 Bend Road, Charlestown, RI 02813 OR email materials to (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>). Application deadline is February 1. GENERAL BIOLOGICAL INTERNSHIP at USFWS. Location: Charlestown, RI. Duration: 17 weeks. Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2017. Job Description: Rhode Island’s coastal habitat currently faces a number of threats including aggressive exotic invasive plant species. Interns will carry out control of invasive plants threatening important coastal shrub-scrub and salt-marsh habitat. Control methods include hand-pulling, herbicide application, cutting and digging with hand tools, and working with volunteers. Duties also include rare plant monitoring, assisting with the New England Cottontail captive breeding program, and Piping Plover and Least Tern monitoring and protection. Qualifications: . Applicants must possess excellent field botany skills, and have the ability to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions, especially heat and humidity, endure biting insects, and to work well with others. Additionally, applicants must be in good physical shape, be able to hike long distances while carrying equipment, and possess a valid driver’s license. Compensation: $215/wk plus housing. To Apply: Two position are available from May 8 to Sept 1 (some flexibility for the start and end date exists). Compensation $215/wk plus possibility of housing. Send letter of interest, resume and contact information for 3 references to RYAN KLEINERT, 50 Bend Road, Charlestown, RI 02813 OR email materials to (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>). Please include “General Biological Internship 2017” in the subject line of your email. Application deadline is February 1. SHOREBIRD CONSERVATION INTERNSHIP at USFWS. Location: Charlestown, RI. Duration: 20 Weeks. Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2017. Job Description: Three interns are needed to work as part of the Piping Plover recovery project with the USFWS in Rhode Island. This project monitors federally protected Piping Plovers and State protected Least Terns during the nesting season. American Oystercatchers which is classified as a Species of High Concern and federally protected Roseate Terns will also be monitored. Surveys will occur on federal, state, and private property in southern Rhode Island. The majority of the work for this position(s) will take place outdoors. Duties include erecting nest exclosures, posting and signing nesting habitat, educating the public, monitoring shorebird pairs and chicks, and recording data Qualifications: Applicants must be in good physical shape and able to hike long distances on sand with heavy loads (up to 50 pounds). Work will include weekends and holidays. Previous birding experience and a valid US driver's license are required. Must be a team player, have a positive attitude, and be willing to work on other projects within the biological program. Compensation: $400/wk plus housing. To Apply: Position extends from April 3- August 18 (some flexibility for the start and end date exists). Salary $400/week + possibility of housing. Send letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 3 references to RYAN KLEINERT, 50 Bend Road, Charlestown, RI 02813 OR email materials to (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>). Please include “Shorebird Internship 2017” in the subject line of your email. Application deadline is February 1. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES at Purchase College (SUNY). Website: https://www.purchase.edu/Departments/AcademicPrograms/las/sciences/EnvStudies/ Location: Purchase, NY. Duration: open. Job Type: Professor. Application Deadline: 22 Jan 2017. Job Description: Purchase College, State University of New York, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Environmental Studies at the Assistant Professor level, beginning September 1, 2017. We seek a broadly trained environmental scientist committed to field-based instruction and individualized student mentorship. While the research specialization is flexible, it should complement those of the current faculty. The most attractive research fields include wildlife ecology, conservation biology, and geology. With an emphasis on community engagement and environmental sustainability, the College prioritizes hiring scholars who conceptualize the application of their research within environmental justice and socially conscious contexts. Excellence in teaching will be expected. Instructional responsibilities include five courses per year, plus supervision of senior projects. The senior project is a college-wide requirement and signature feature of the college’s curriculum. The selected candidate will develop a diverse suite of courses serving Environmental Studies majors as well as the general student body including introductory and advanced courses in his/her area of specialization. The Environmental Studies Board of Study is an engaged academic partner with and resource for communities, non-profits, and agencies addressing environmental issues along Long Island Sound, the Lower Hudson River, and New York City’s historic Croton Watershed. Opportunities abound for the successful candidate to capitalize on this existing network of local study sites to develop a robust, dynamic, and student-focused research program. Purchase College is primarily an undergraduate institution located 25 miles north of New York City. The college’s president demonstrated a dedication to environmental issues and sustainability by joining 151 other U.S. colleges as an original signatory of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD by Sept. 1, 2017. Strong teaching experience is preferred. Compensation: TBD based on qualifications and experience To Apply: visit the Purchase College Job Vacancy website at https://jobs.purchase.edu and complete an on-line application. You must attach the following documents: (1) A cover letter describing research and teaching interests; (2) a CV; (3) evidence of teaching ability; (4) sample syllabi; and (5) three letters of recommendation. FIELD ASSISTANT at Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. Website: http://www.carnegiemuseums.org Location: Rector, PA Duration: 30 days. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 20 Jan 2017. Job Description: SPRING BANDING ASSISTANTS (1-2): are needed to band passerines during spring migration (March 28/April 18 to June 3) ¬ at the Powdermill Avian Research Center in the mountains of western Pennsylvania. Powdermill is the field station to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (Pittsburgh) and has a rich history (55 years) of being a leader in bird banding. The assistant will learn the latest in advanced methods in ageing (with the emphasis on using molt limits) and sexing landbirds. Banding will occur 6 days a week and begin 1/2 hour before sunrise. Other responsibilities will include assisting with workshops, public education, data entry, and net maintenance. Experience bleeding birds via brachial veinipuncture is a plus. Pay is $10/hr for 40 hrs per week plus housing. To learn more about the banding program at Powdermill visit our website (http://www.powdermillarc.org). BANDING/RESEARCH ASSISTANT (1): is needed to assist with banding operations from spring (March 28 or April 18) through summer (mid-August) or fall (early November). In the summer months the assistant will also conduct point counts, service Motus towers, and possibly track birds via radio telemetry. Ability to identify birds by sight and sound is required; experience conducting point counts and tracking birds via radio telemetry is strongly desired. Pay is $10/hr for 40 hrs per week plus housing. Qualifications: Prior experience extracting and banding songbirds. Ability to bleed bird via brachial venipuncture, identify eastern birds by sight and sound, nest search, and track birds via radio telemetry are strongly desirable. Compensation: $10/hr. To Apply: Visit http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/hr to upload your cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 references. You can do so by clicking SEARCH JOBS to locate the FIELD ASSISTANT job posting. Once you've opened the job posting, click CREATE PROFILE. After you have created the profile please be sure you have applied for the position. The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required prior to beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment: • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check • FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process. However, if you would like to apply for the documents on your own or for more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm Application materials will only be accepted through the employer’s website. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.carnegiemuseums.org Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability. MS in AVIAN DISEASE BIOLOGY (Fall 2017) at University of Mississippi. Website: http://biology.olemiss.edu/susan-balenger/ Location: Oxford, MS. Duration: 2-3 years. Job Type: Student. Number of Openings: 1-2. Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2017. Job Description: TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP. The Balenger lab in the Dept. of Biology of the University of Mississippi is looking for 1-2 graduate students interested in understanding why and how songbirds differ in resistance and tolerance to parasites and pathogens. The lab's approach is highly integrative; investigating molecular, physiological, behavioral, evolutionary, and ecological factors determining whether a host-parasite relationship will persist over time. Current lab projects focus on Eastern Bluebirds and the bacterium Mycoplasma gallisepticum in northern Mississippi. For more information, go to http://susanbalenger.weebly.com/ Qualifications: Applicants should possess a strong understanding of basic principles of ecology, evolution, genetics, and should preferably have prior research experience. Additional desirable qualities include an interest in disease ecology, host-parasite coevolution, and/or animal behavior; enthusiasm for both field and lab work; and familiarity with basic genetic and/or cellular laboratory tools. Compensation: 2-3 years of teaching assistantship support, including competitive stipend and tuition waiver, are available to qualified candidates. To Apply: Potential candidates should contact Dr. SUSAN BALENGER (EM: balenger AT olemiss.edu<http://olemiss.edu>) by 15 January, including a brief statement of research interests, a CV with GPA and GRE scores, and contact information for three references. For formal application instructions (due Feb 1), please see: http://biology.olemiss.edu/programs/graduate/application-procedure/ BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN (WATERFOWL): ALASKA at U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Website: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/459258000/ Location: Fairbanks and Barrow, AK. Duration: Approx. May - August 2017. Job Type: Temporary. Application Deadline: 16 Dec 2016. Job Description: One Biological Science Technician needed to assist with nesting biology studies of threatened Steller’s and spectacled eiders for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in Fairbanks and Barrow, Alaska. The USFWS’s Endangered Species Program (based in Fairbanks, Alaska) has been monitoring Steller’s eider breeding biology in Barrow since 1991. This is a temporary position that will last approximately 3-4 months. The employee will assist the crew leader with planning projects and schedules, purchasing and assembling field equipment and supplies, and establishing practical procedures for accomplishing the work and conducting field studies. Fieldwork primarily consists of pair surveys and nest searching and monitoring for Steller’s and spectacled eiders and other seaducks, as well as trapping, banding, and measuring waterfowl. The work is physically demanding and requires hiking through wet tundra areas in weather that is often cold and windy, but also possibly warm and buggy. When not in Barrow assisting with field work, the technician will be stationed in the Fairbanks office. Qualifications: Key Requirements U.S. Citizenship Required You will be required to carry a firearm in performance of your duties. Qualifications In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To be creditable, this experience must have been for 1 year and equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled. Your resume must show the number of hours per week worked and the starting and ending dates of employment - month and year (if the position was seasonal, the periods you worked). To Qualify for a Biological Science Technician GS-06, you must possess one of the following; Have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level or higher in the Federal service which involves a variety of support tasks related to wildlife. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: conducting avian surveys and any other work that is performed in a controlled environment which includes research activity or control program work in support of a wildlife or avian program. OR Have completed at least 9 semester hours of graduate level education in biological sciences with course work directly related to the work of this position such as ecology, ornithology, wildlife biology, animal biology, field zoology, etc. OR Have an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education as described in above. To compute this, first determine your total qualifying experience as a percentage of the year of specialized experience required; then determine your education as a percentage of the education requirement; add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal 100% to qualify. To Qualify for a Biological Science Technician GS-07, you must possess one of the following: Have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 grade level or higher in the Federal service which involves a variety of support tasks related to wildlife. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include providing technical support in completing biological study or projects; assisting with project planning, logistical arrangements, and field work; completing reports or other documents related to a project; leading a group of technicians in gathering field data; and any other work that is performed in a controlled environment in research activity or control program work in support of avian program. OR Have successfully completed one full year or 18 semester hours of graduate level education in biological sciences with course work directly related to the work of this position such as ecology, ornithology, wildlife management, animal biology, field zoology, etc. OR Have an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education as described above. To compute this, first determine your total qualifying experience as a percentage of the year of specialized experience required; then determine your education as a percentage of the education requirement; add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal 100% to qualify Applicants must meet the experience and/or education requirements, qualifications, and any selective placement factors that have been specified in the announcement by the closing date of this announcement. All Federal employees must obtain and maintain a favorable background investigation/security clearance. Direct Deposit is required. You will be required to safely carry, handle and use firearms for bear defense of self and others. Applicants are ineligible for this position if at ANY time they have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence, unless such conviction was expunged, set aside or the applicant received a pardon. Security Clearance Q - Nonsensitive Compensation: GS-06/07. See USAJOBS announcement for additional details. To Apply: Please follow instructions through the USAJOBS website link listed above. If you have questions pertaining to the job description itself contact NATHAN GRAFF by email (EM: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>).