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  • AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS: RIPARIAN BIRDS


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    • Employer: U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center
      Location: San Diego, CA
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 12/02/2022
      Open Until Filled: No

    BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIANS (up to 😎 needed for ongoing population studies of the endangered Least Bell’s Vireo, Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, and other riparian birds in San Diego County, California.  Primary duties include surveying coastal riparian habitat for vireos and flycatchers, nest monitoring, resighting color banded birds, and vegetation sampling.  Additional opportunities may include surveying for Cactus Wrens in coastal sage scrub habitat.  Employment dates are 20 March–18 August 2023 (end-date is approximate and flexible).  Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and must be reliable, self-motivated, in good physical condition, able to work independently in sometimes remote locations, and able to maintain a positive attitude under beautiful but sometimes challenging field and urban conditions that can include dense vegetation, poison oak, rattlesnakes, biting insects, encounters with homeless persons, and working on military bases.  Successful applicants must be willing to comply with mandatory USGS Covid 19-related safety procedures, and must be fully vaccinated, or possess an approved exemption to vaccination.  Applicants must also possess a valid driver’s license and be able to operate 4WD vehicles.  Applicants must have working knowledge of Microsoft Exce20l and Access, and be able to navigate in the field using a smart phone and mapping application.  Experience collecting data with ESRI Survey123 and Field Maps on Android smartphones is a plus.   Preference will be given to applicants holding current endangered species permits authorizing surveying and nest-monitoring of Least Bell’s Vireo and/or Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, or with field experience with these or similar species.  Experience surveying for Cactus Wrens or other coastal sage scrub birds is also preferred. Housing is available at the San Diego State University Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve in Fallbrook, California ($18/day; no pets).  Salary ranges from $18-$22/hour depending on experience.  For more information about this position prior to opening, contact Suellen Lynn at USGS Western Ecological Research Center, San Diego Field Station, 4165 Spruance Road, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92101 or e-mail: suellen_lynn@usgs.gov (preferred) or fax: 619-225-6436. 

     

    HOW TO APPLY: PLEASE SEE ATTACHED VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY. NOTE THAT THERE ARE 3 SEPARATE ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 3 DIFFERENT GRADE LEVELS (GG-0404-05, GG-0404-06, OR GG-0404-07), DEPENDING ON YOUR EXPERIENCE.

    Send application documents to werchr@usgs.gov, between 8am PST 11/28/2022 and 4pm PST 12/02/2022.  Please include 1) a cover letter describing interest and qualifications; 2) a resume with related experience, start and end dates (month, day, and year), and hours worked per week per position. If the number of hours worked per week varied, provide an average. Also include your complete (email, phone) and up-to-date contact information; 3) contact information for at least two references; and 4) the announcement number 79-23-01 (GG-0404-05), 79-23-02 (GG-0404-06), or 79-23-03 (GG-0404-07).

    For further information on how to format your resume please go to https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include/

    79-23-01 GG-05.pdf 79-23-02 GG-06.pdf 79-23-03 GG-07.pdf




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