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Mexican Spotted Owl Field Technician


Bird Conservancy of the Rockies


Arizona and New Mexico


United States

Last Date to Apply:

None provided
Open until filled


The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking to hire up to 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 and hiking 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. Two technician positions will start in May. Work schedule will be 10 days on, 4 days off.


· 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


Field technicians will start on April 2nd and be compensated at $1,000/2 weeks.


To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three references IN ONE DOCUMENT (.pdf or .doc) to wendy.lanier@birdconservancy.org. Name your application file accordingly: Lastname_MSO2018_technician. Application review will begin January 2nd and continue until the positions are filled.