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    Crew Leader for Spotted Owl Surveys in the Northern Sierra Nevada


    Ellen Paul
    • Employer: Institute for Bird Populations
      Location: Northern Sierra Nevada
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: No value
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Spend your summer doing field work in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains! We are looking for an experienced crew leader to supervise three volunteer field technicians conducting surveys for California Spotted Owls.
    PROJECT DATES (tentative): April 15, 2019 – Aug 15, 2019
    RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary duties will involve training and supervising a survey crew conducting occupancy and reproduction surveys for California Spotted Owls on National Forest land. Much of the survey work will be at night and will require frequent long drives and occasional car camping. Closely coordinating all project activities with the Forest Service will also be required. Work will be moderately physically demanding, involving off-trail hiking and exposure to cold weather in the early season.
    REQUIREMENTS: Previous Spotted Owl survey experience is required; previous supervisory experience is strongly preferred. Other requirements include a sense of humor, a love of adventure, and a desire to teach volunteers about Spotted Owls and the Sierra Nevada. Survey work will occur primarily in the vicinity of Quincy, CA. A willingness to face the rigors of fieldwork with good humor is important. These rigors include physically demanding work, adapting to a largely nocturnal schedule, wet and cold weather, hot and dry weather, mosquitoes, occasional contact with bears, and housing that may be rustic and/or somewhat crowded. A personal vehicle is highly desirable but not strictly required.

    SCHEDULE: Typically 7 days on and 3 off.
    EQUIPMENT: The crew leader is expected to provide her/his own binoculars, hiking boots and camping gear for car camping (tent, sleeping bag, raingear, etc.).
    COMPENSATION: This is an IBP seasonal staff position paying $3,000/month (before payroll taxes) but includes no fringe benefits. Free shared housing will also be provided.
    TO APPLY: Please email a resume, cover letter, and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references to Mandy Holmgren, Biologist, at: mholmgren AT birdpop DOT org.

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