56476BR Campus: Tempe Research Technician
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
VP Code: EXEC VP/PROVOST
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
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.
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.
- 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)
- Ability to work independently
- Attention to detail
- Valid U.S. Driver’s License.
- 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.
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