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  • Avian Field Technician: Olympia, WA

    • Employer: Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM)
      Location: Olympia, WA
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 03/07/2019
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    CNLM is hiring Avian Field Technicians (4-6) to assist with avian research and monitoring projects at a number of sites in western Washington and Oregon.  Positions run from 15 April to mid-August 2019, including but not limited to Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in South Puget Sound and in the lower Columbia River (LCR).  Projects include: 1) demographic monitoring of the Federally Threatened streaked horned lark, Western bluebird, and Oregon vesper sparrow; and 2) breeding bird community study in prairie and oak woodlands. Primary duties will include, but are not limited to: conducting bird surveys (larks standardized surveys, point counts, and line transects), mapping territories, finding and monitoring nests, re-sighting color-banded birds, conducting behavioral observations, sampling vegetation, and entering data. Field work will be conducted at prairie training sites and active airfields on JBLM and on deposition islands in the LCR.

    The applicant should be able to identify local grassland and oak bird species by sight and ear, or quickly learn.  Technician will clearly collect data, meticulously manage it, and be detail oriented in observation and documentation. 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. Previous experience working with birds is preferred, but not required.

    Positions run from 15 April to early-August.  Pay rate is $16.00-17.50/hr DOE, plus Benefits. 

    Application deadline: Open until filled, but for fullest consideration please apply no later than March 7, 2019. 

    To apply submit a single document (As Word or PDF) that includes a detailed letter of interest, current resumé, and three professional references (names, affiliations, and contact information) to: careers-avian@cnlm.org.  

    The full job announcement can be viewed at: http://cnlm.org/donate-get-involved/opportunities/.  All applications will be acknowledged.

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