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    • Employer: Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
      Location: Gainesville, Florida
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 09/13/2021
      Open Until Filled: Yes


    BIRD BANDER AND PROJECT MANAGER needed to assist with ongoing Florida Scrub-Jay population monitoring and translocation program at Ocala National Forest and other nearby public lands. We are looking for a highly motivated and physically fit individual to assist with a groundbreaking translocation program for Florida's only endemic bird species. Primary duties will be to trap tame and band Florida Scrub-Jays, to assist with translocations, to resight color bands and map territories, and to assist with database management and preparing manuscripts. Candidates must have experience with handling and banding passerines and reading and recording color bands. Preference may be given to candidates with experience bleeding birds. Preference also may be given to candidates with a graduate degree, or at minimum, good writing skills and experience writing reports and manuscripts. This could be a good opportunity for a recent graduate to gain more field experience while building on their publication record. Good driving records and excellent physical fitness required, with experience working outdoors in humid climates and walking through heavy brush and standing on uneven ground for extended periods of time. Occasional overnight travel may be needed. Consider 6-9 month term, with flexible starting date between October and December 2021. Hourly pay ranges from $17/hr to $20/hr, depending on experience. FWC's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute is located in Gainesville, FL, near the University of Florida campus. To apply, please send a short cover letter describing your banding experience and your database management and writing skills, your resume, and the names of three references to Dr. Karl E. Miller: karl.miller@myfwc.com as soon as possible. Please put "SCRUB JAY PROJECT MANAGER" in the subject line of your email to ensure a response. Applicants without current emails and phone numbers for their references will not be considered.

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