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  • Avian Wildlife Technician

    Brandon Palmer
    • Employer: Burns Paiute Tribe (Natural Resources Department)
      Location: Juntura, OR
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/25/2022
      Open Until Filled: No

    Job Summary

    The Burns Paiute Tribe manages two wildlife mitigation properties that encompass over 8,000 acres in Grant and Malheur Counties, Oregon. These properties are managed through the Natural Resources Department for the benefit of fish and wildlife and their habitat. We are seeking one Wildlife Technician to assist with monitoring of wildlife species in and around the mitigation properties, with particular emphasis on avian species. The successful applicant will be required to stay at various locations during the work week as assigned. Daily tasks are various and numerous and change daily and seasonally as necessary to accomplish projects. Work is outside in the elements and the technician will be expected to be prepared for rain, snow, sleet, heat, and various weather conditions as they occur. Work is expected to be performed in remote settings both independently and with limited supervision. The successful applicant will need to pass a background check and drug screening.



    Job Duties

    The primary job duties include; conducting avian point count surveys including 10-minute raptor surveys and 5-minute songbird point counts (songbirds will largely need to be identified by sound), checking American kestrel and Mountain bluebird nest boxes, and entering data.


    Secondary job duties may include but are not limited to; juniper cutting, seed collection, fence work, amphibian surveys, Sage-grouse lek counts, vegetation monitoring, plantings, and assisting with volunteer projects


    Minimum Qualifications

    -          Previous experience conducting point counts for songbirds. Ability to identify (by sight and sound) songbirds and birds of prey.

    -          A valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Must be comfortable with commuting between work sites.


    Preferred Qualifications

    -          Prior experience working with avian species in the western United States, particularly in the Great Basin.

    -          Ability to operate all-terrain vehicles, manual transmission vehicles, and 4-wheel drive trucks as well as haul trailers.

    -          Be in good physical condition and able to lift and carry 40+ lbs. and hike many miles on various types of terrain. Able to withstand various weather conditions (snow, rain, heat, cold, etc.).

    -          Ability to follow directions and thoroughly and carefully record and enter data.

    -          Comfortable working in remote settings independently and with limited supervision.



    Indian Preference

    Indian preference will be given to candidates showing proof of enrollment in a federally recognized Indian tribe. In the absence of Indian applicants meeting the qualification as listed above, all applicants not entitled to or who fail to claim Indian Preference, will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, political preferences, age, religion, or national origin.


    Application Instructions

    To apply, please send a Cover Letter, resume and 3 references to BOTH:

    - Brandon Palmer, Wildlife Biologist, Email: brandon.palmer@burnspaiute-nsn.gov

    - CC: Jordon Bennett, HR Director, Email: jordon.bennett@burnspaiute-nsn.gov

    For further questions please contact: Brandon Palmer, Wildlife Biologist, Burns Paiute Tribe Phone: 541-573-8019, Email: brandon.palmer@burnspaiute-nsn.gov


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