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    Avian Point Count Technician

    • Employer: Arizona State University
      Location: Tempe
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 11/06/2019
      Open Until Filled: No

    56476BR Campus: Tempe Research Technician

    Job Description

    Avian Point Count Technician 56476BR Campus: Tempe Research Technician Job Description The Central Arizona–Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) program, an affiliate of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, is seeking two (2) Research Technicians to conduct seasonal point counts for birds across the Phoenix Metro area. This position will start in December 2019 and is expected to last through the first week of May 2020; it will include a five week break from mid-February to mid-March, between the winter and spring seasons.

    Job Family: Research & Laboratory

    Department Name: ASU Wrigley Institute

    Full-Time/Part-Time: Part-Time


    Scope of Search: Open

    Grant Funded Position: This is a grant funded position. Continuation is contingent on future grant funding.

    Salary Range: $15.00 per hour

    Close Date: 06-November-2019

    Category: 01

    Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

    Essential Duties

    Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Identifying bird species by both sight and sound
    • Conducting distance-based bird census techniques such as point counts
    • Locating census points in the city as well as in relatively undifferentiated tracts of desert using hand-held GPS and maps
    • Occasional off-road driving on uneven terrain
    • Communicating with CAP LTER Site Manager and other birders.

    SCHEDULE: Three (3) days per week with flexible days; 19 hours per week. Work starts before sunrise and must be completed in the mornings.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Four years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

    Desired Qualifications

    Experience in:

    • Identifying 100+ species of Western birds by sight and PRIMARILY by sound
    • Conducting point counts
    • Using hand-held GPS and reading maps
    • Careful and accurate data collection

    Demonstrated knowledge of:

    The Phoenix Metropolitan area and native Sonoran Desert avifauna (resident and migrant)

    Evidence of:

    • Ability to work independently
    • Attention to detail
    • Valid U.S. Driver’s License.

    Working Environment:

    • Activities are primarily performed outside on early mornings, and may require working in extreme conditions such as cold and high heat.
    • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds.
    • Ability to clearly communicate verbally in English, read, write, see and hear to perform essential duties.
    • This position requires driving vehicles off-road on uneven terrain and candidates must possess a valid U.S. Driver’s License upon employment.
    • A Department of Motor Vehicles check will also be conducted.

    Department Statement

    For the fifth year in a row, ASU has been named the most innovative school in the nation, recognizing the university's culture of groundbreaking research and partnerships, as well as its commitment to helping students thrive in college and beyond. U.S. News and World Report has named ASU as the most innovative university all five years the category has existed.

    ASU Knowledge Enterprise advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, and international development. Our success arises from solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research; an entrepreneurial approach that is embedded in every school and department; and a commitment to transform society in a positive way. http://research.asu.edu/

    The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability conducts research, education, and problemsolving related to sustainability, with a special focus on urban environments. The Institute initiates and nurtures work on issues of sustainability across many departments on the four campuses of ASU, and collaborates with other academic institutions, governments, businesses and industries, and community groups locally, nationally, and globally.

    ASU Statement

    Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

    ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit www.asu.edu/tobaccofree

    AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

    Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

    Employment Verification Statement

    ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

    Background Check Statement

    ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

    Instructions to Apply

    Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

    Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

    Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

    ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

    Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


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