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Avian Research Technician


Great Basin Bird Observatory


Reno, Nevada


United States

Last Date to Apply:

None provided
Open until filled


AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIANS needed for songbird and habitat surveys in Nevada's backcountry between April 9 and July 15, 2018 for Great Basin Bird Observatory. Half season appointments are also possible. Duties include bird surveys via point counts and area searches, vegetation surveys, and data entry. Qualifications needed include experience identifying western birds by sight and sound; ability to collect field data under challenging conditions (heat, cold, remote sites); familiarity with western flora; working knowledge of MS Excel for data entry; valid drivers license and experience driving 4wd vehicles. Training workshop for all survey protocols will be provided, but prior bird identification skills a must. Applicants must be in good physical condition, as long hours in field will be required in sometimes difficult terrain. Ability to work independently and in remote locations is a must. Compensation: up to $2200/month (depending on experience). Housing will be provided in some areas, but remote camping will be required on a regular basis. To apply, please submit your resume and references by email to ballard AT gbbo.org.