Northern Spotted Owl surveyors needed for conducting surveys throughout Mendocino and Sonoma Counties in California. North Coast Resource Management (NCRM) invites applications for full-time seasonal positions (leading to year-round positions) conducting surveys for northern spotted owls (NSO's) in the beautiful coast ranges of Northwestern California. Pay is $22/hr - $30/hr depending on experience, special consideration will be given to individuals with spotted owl survey experience in addition to past/current certification for surveying Marbled Murrelets. Our coastal office is located on the Mendocino coast in the town of Fort Bragg. NSO work period is expected to last from mid-February to mid-August and will continue for other projects in the off-season (hired employees will be evaluated at the end of the NSO survey season in order to become full-time/year round staff). Most surveys will be conducted on lands owned by some of the nation's top forestland conservation organizations including; The Nature Conservancy, The Conservation Fund, Redwood Forest Foundation Inc and Save-The-Redwoods-League. Duties include conducting nocturnal surveys for NSO's using digital wildlife callers, conducting NSO reproductive status monitoring surveys and observing and recording color-band information of NSO's often alone in remote locations without access to communications infrastructure (cell phones, radios and CB’s), taking detailed notes, filling out data forms, entering survey data into various database programs on computers or field devices. Work duties will require hiking over steep and rugged terrain, orienteering with map, compass and GPS units, working independently while following detailed instructions, prioritizing work loads with varying and changing field conditions.
This job will tentatively start out as a seasonal position but will hopefully turn into a full-time, year 'round permanent position for hired applicants. NCRM is a resource management company with it's main office located in Ukiah, California and a coastal office in Fort Bragg, CA. NCRM provides numerous benefits for it's full time employees including; health insurance with a vision and dental plans and a health savings account, paid time off, holiday pay, 401(k), year-end bonuses and more. Housing in Fort Bragg, CA may be available for a modest amount.
Successful applicants will have experience working alone in remote areas often without contact to fellow employees, conducting NSO surveys, operating and maintaining 4x4 vehicles and ATV's at night on rugged unimproved dirt roads in addition to operating chainsaws and a variety of other field equipment. Successful applicants will also have good computer skills, able to work in harsh weather conditions; be physically fit and able to meet the rigorous demands of field work in steep, rugged terrain, able to adapt to a flexible day/night and nighttime work schedule, willing to work overtime, weekends and/or holidays. The applicant must have excellent communication skills (written and oral); able to accurately collect and record field data; and be able to work cooperatively with others, and also capable of working independently with little daily supervision. Please send a cover letter, resume, 3 references that will speak to your character and abilities - with contact information to Mike Stephens at email@example.com Applications will be considered until positions are filled.
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