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Title: Seasonal Avian Research Assistant
Agency: Texas A&M University
Job Description: Seasonal Avian Research Assistant, March through June (end-date flexible) for a research project focusing on federally endangered golden-cheeked warblers and black-capped vireos at Camp Bullis Army base in San Antonio, Texas. Duties include presence-absence bird surveys, point counts, territory mapping and monitoring, mist netting, banding birds, deploying geolocators, maintenance of field equipment, data entry, and others, depending on qualifications and skills.
Requirements: Experience or coursework in wildlife biology or closely related field; ability to collect data with strong attention to detail; ability to work 6+ days per week doing physically demanding work, with early mornings (0500); a positive attitude in adverse environmental conditions such as fire ants, chiggers, rattlesnakes, feral pigs, poison ivy, normal daily temperatures of over 90°F, intense sun, thick and thorny brush, and steep and rocky terrain; ability to operate 4X4 vehicles; patience and focus to quietly observe and follow birds; good eyesight and hearing; ability to work independently and in groups; flexibility to changes in location, as technicians may be required to travel; flexibility to changes in protocol, or job assignments; must supply your own binoculars.
Preference will be given to applicants with experience identifying birds by sight and sound, mist-netting and banding passerine songbirds, navigating using handheld GPS unit, using Microsoft Access, Excel, ArcMap; possess a B.S. or B.A. in wildlife biology or closely related field.
Pay: 40 hours per week. $11.50+ per hour, depending on experience. A group housing allowance and on-site transportation will be provided.
To Apply: Please write “Camp Bullis Job Application” in the subject line of your email. Include your last name in the file attachment. Submit cover letter detailing your qualifications, resume (including GPA), and contacts for three references (preferably email address) in one attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org.