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    • Employer: Great Basin Bird Observatory
      Location: Northern Arizona
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/15/2021
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Job Description: Great Basin Bird Observatory (GBBO) is seeking qualified avian field technicians to conduct Pinyon Jay surveys at multiple study sites across Northern Arizona. Sites are located just north of the Grand Canyon and west of Vermilon Cliffs National Monument. Primary duties will include point counts, surveying plots for Pinyon Jay presence/absence, and documenting sightings. Working and camping remotely in varying conditions is required. You may be working up to 10 days at a time with limited cell service, with a possibility of backcountry camping.  

    These temporary, full-time positions will last from first week of March (date TBD) through the middle of June.

    Qualifications:  Applicants must have prior experience with avian monitoring, experience working in the western/southwestern U.S., experience driving 4x4 vehicles/ATVs over rough terrain, be in excellent physical condition and comfortable hiking in rugged off-trail conditions. Applicants be comfortable working and camping independently in remote locations and willing to work long days in the field. Experience with field data collection using Collector is preferred.  In addition to being comfortable working independently, applicants must also be comfortable working as part of a team and get along well with others. Survey sites may require working with a partner with little or no contact with the outside world for up to 10 days. A good sense of humor is also a plus!

    Compensation: $2,300-$2,400 per month depending on experience. Vehicle will be provided.

    To Apply:  Please email resume and cover letter to Kayla Henry at henry@gbbo.org

    Applications will be open until the positions are filled.



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