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    Avian Point Count Technician

    • Employer: National Park Service and Penn State University
      Location: New River Gorge National River (WV) and Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (PA/NJ)
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 05/01/2019
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN needed for study of bird communities along forested streams of National Parks in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  Position begins May 6, 2019 and continues through June 28, 2019.  Primary duty is to conduct standardized point count surveys. This project is part of a long-term avian monitoring program conducted by the National Park Service in collaboration with Pennsylvania State University. Work will occur New River Gorge National River (WV) and Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (PA/NJ). Previous field research experience and ability to identify eastern forest songbirds by ear is required.  Patience, close attention to detail, making thorough field notes, and enthusiasm for hiking many kilometers of mountain streams in beautiful yet rugged terrain are essential.  Housing and work vehicle provided.

    The pay rate is between $15-18 per hour depending on experience with a typical work week of 40 hrs ($2400 - $2880 per month). Valid driver’s license required. Please send an email stating your interests and attach a resume that includes dates of relevant experience and contact information for three references that can describe your abilities in the field to Matt Marshall (mrm27@psu.edu). Positions will be filled as soon as suitable applicants are found. Please write “NPS application” on the subject line of your email.

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