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  • Eastern Oregon Field Coordinator

    • Employer: Audubon Society of Portland
      Location: Harney County, Oregon
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 04/25/2018
      Open Until Filled: Yes

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    Job Summary
    Audubon Society of Portland seeks an enthusiastic and qualified candidate to advance our avian conservation
    efforts in Southeastern Oregon with a primary focus on Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and the Harney
    County area. This is a rare opportunity to work to protect birds at one of the most important bird areas in the
    United States. In addition to providing critical nesting and migration habitat for a wide range of avian species,
    Malheur is also the site of some of the most innovative collaborative conservation efforts in Oregon involving
    conservation groups, ranchers, public agencies and the Burns Paiute Tribe.


    Portland Audubon has been working to protect birds on and around Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for more
    than a century and has based a seasonal staff member at Malheur for many years. This position will take our work in Eastern Oregon to the next level through a year-round presence that advances our conservation
    initiatives and builds strong relationships in Southeastern Oregon.


    The Eastern Oregon Field Coordinator is a multifaceted position that includes conducting avian surveys on and
    around Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, conservation policy, public engagement, project implementation,
    and building constructive relationships across the urban-rural divide. The ideal candidate possesses strong
    visual and aural avian identification and survey skills, excellent public engagement ability, and a strong affinity
    for engaging rural communities with birding and conservation.

    Qualified candidates must be willing to find housing and live in Harney County near Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Qualified applicants should be comfortable working in remote field situations under a variety of weather conditions. Applicants must be comfortable navigating off-trail with a map and GPS, be capable of hiking many miles each day and able to work independently as well as with groups.


    Qualified applicants are able to juggle tasks with professionalism, flexibility, and a sense of humor. They must
    have excellent communication skills as they will be working with volunteers, stakeholders, membership groups, government agencies and the general public in office and field settings

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