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    • Employer: Southern Sierra Research Station
      Location: Weldon, CA
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 01/31/2020
      Open Until Filled: No

    Dates of Employment: Feb 15 to mid August. End date is somewhat flexible

    Application deadline: Applications should be submitted by 31 Jan 2020 for full consideration.

    Number of Openings: 1

    Job Description: The Southern Sierra Research Station (SSRS) is looking for one seasonal full-time technician to survey for three species of conservation concern in California: LeConte’s Thrasher, Tricolored Blackbird, and Willow Flycatcher. The primary duty of the technician will be to conduct surveys for LeConte’s Thrashers. Additionally, the technician will perform searches for nesting Tricolored Blackbirds within the Kern River Valley, assist with bird capture and telemetry. The technician will also contribute to Willow Flycatcher surveys within the Kern River Valley and vegetation sampling. There is also potential to contribute to other SSRS research projects during the season. All projects will require thorough data management skills (data entry and proofing of collected data will be a daily duty) and punctuality to begin avian surveys just before dawn.

    Required Qualifications: Must be able to identify some western songbirds by sight and sound (primarily the focal species), familiarity with western flora, a valid driver's license, and attention to detail is a must. Training for all survey protocols will be provided, but prior bird identification skills are required. Applicants must be in good physical condition, as long hours in the field will be required in sometimes difficult terrain. The applicant is expected to work well as a team member, and independently, to accomplish project tasks on schedule.

     

    Applicants should email a single file (word or pdf) which includes 1) cover letter stating their interest in the position, dates of availability, 2) a resume, and 3) names and contact information (email and phone) of three references to: John Stanek and Kristie Stein at the following email address: jobs.ssrs@gmail.com. Include your name and job you are applying to in the file name of your attachment (e.g. Darwin_C_application.doc) and in your email subject line. The Southern Sierra Research Station (www.southernsierraresearch.org) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Salary: Salary: is $1,900-$2,300 /month DOE. Housing and field vehicle are provided. Shared housing will be provided at SSRS in Weldon, CA.

    Contact Person: John Stanek and Kristie Stein

    Contact Phone: 760-378-3345

    Contact e-mail: jobs.ssrs@gmail.com



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