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    • Employer: Northern Arizona University
      Location: Verde Watershed Wilderness Area, Arizona. Based out of Flagstaff, AZ
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/28/2022
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Primary duties will involve conducting point count surveys in Verde Valley Wilderness areas in canyon riparian habitat. Surveyors will start before dawn and spend the morning conducting multi-species point counts at each survey site and maintaining recording units at each site. The afternoons will be spent traveling to and scoping out the next day’s surveys sites. Work will be physically demanding, sometimes involving several-mile hikes into survey sites and the occasional short (1-3 day) backpacking trips to access survey sites far from roads. Off-trail travel will be required at many survey sites. The typical work schedule will be 10-days on followed by 4-days off.

    Pay is between $18:50-$22:50 depending on experience. Mileage will be reimbursed when using personnel vehicle and camping per diem of $20.00 when in the field. Job will begin on 15 March 2022 through 8 July 2022.  


    -Bachelor’s degree preferred in Natural Resources, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biology, Environmental Science, or a related field.

    -Previous ecological fieldwork in rugged environments, prior birding experience, and/or familiarity with the songs and calls of southwestern birds are strongly preferred.

    -Must be in excellent physical condition and be able to traverse through rugged terrain.

    -Must have a valid U.S. driver’s license.

    -Must be a U.S. citizen or possess a valid U.S. work visa.

    Applicants should email a resume which includes 1) cover letter stating their interest in the position, dates of availability, 2) and 3) names and contact information (email and phone) of three references.

    Contact: Matthew Johnson at: email; matthew.Johnson@nau.edu or call: (928) 853-0488.

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