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  • Avian Field Technician (Americorps)

    • Employer: Washington Service Corps
      Location: Olympia, WA
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 01/31/2019
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Avian Field Technician needed to assist Center For Natural Lands Management (CNLM) with bird monitoring projects on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) and other South Puget Sound ownerships. Projects include: 1) demographic monitoring of the Federally Threatened streaked horned lark, western bluebird, and Oregon vesper sparrow and 2) monitoring species abundance and habitat relationships of breeding bird communities in prairie and oak woodland habitats. Other primary duties will include mapping territories, finding and monitoring nests and nest boxes, re-sighting color-banded birds, conducting behavioral observations, conducting bird surveys (point counts and line transects), sampling vegetation, and entering data. The technician may help coordinate volunteers monitoring nest boxes and assist with mist-netting and banding bluebirds. Field work will be conducted at prairie training sites and active airfields on JBLM. Technician will clearly collect data, meticulously manage it, and be detail oriented in observation and documentation. The position will also support habitat restoration activities, which may include invasive plant control, woodland understory enhancement and controlled burning.

    Only open to U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident. Successful applicants should have a keen interest in avian research and conservation, demonstrate excellent communication skills, be able to work independently and in a team setting, and be comfortable working on an active military base.  The technician should be able to identify local grassland and oak bird species by sight and ear, or quickly learn.  Successful applicant will need to submit to a criminal background check.   

    Compensation: A taxable monthly stipend of $1,202 provided by Washington Service Corp. Upon successful completion of service, eligible members receive an educational award of $3,047.  Basic health care provided.  Housing is not provided.

    Position Term: 6 Months: 16 February to 15 August 2019 
    To Apply: Applications are only submitted through Washington Service Corps (https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=78201&fromSearch=true). 

    We also recommend that applicants confirm their application submittal and send a one-page letter of interest and brief resume to Gary Slater (gslater@cnlm.org), Avian Conservation Program Manager, Center for Natural Lands Management (305-213-8829) to assist with the hiring process.  


    Edited by gslater

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