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  • Estuarine Avian Field Technician: Washington

    • Employer: Center for Natural Lands Management
      Location: North Puget Sound
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/01/2020
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    The Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM) is hiring an Avian Field Technician for a project investigating the effects of estuarine restoration on avian communities in north Puget Sound. Start date is 1 February 2020 and an approximate end date is 30 August 2020.  Primary duties will include: conducting bird surveys using line transect, occupancy, point counts, and area search protocols, sampling vegetation, entering and summarizing data, coordinating with volunteers.  Field work will be conducted in estuarine (marsh and tidal flat) and agricultural habitats in Skagit and Port Susan Bay in north Puget Sound. Technician will clearly collect data, meticulously manage it, and be detail oriented in observation and documentation. The technician should be able to identify waterfowl, shorebird, landbird, and marshbird species by sight and ear, or quickly learn.  Previous experience working with birds is preferred.

    Successful applicants should have a keen interest in avian research and conservation, demonstrate excellent communication skills, and be able to work independently.  Applicant should be comfortable working in a tidal environment, under frequently cold and rainy conditions. Previous experience working with birds is preferred, but not required. Personal vehicle required: mileage reimbursement is provided for work-related use of personal vehicle.

    Positions run from approximately 1 February to 30 August.  Pay rate is $16.50-18.00/hr, DOE.

    Housing is not provided 

    Application deadline: Open until filled, but for fullest consideration please apply no later than January 15, 2020. 

    To apply submit a single document that includes a detailed letter of interest, current resumé, and three professional references (names, affiliations, and contact information) to: careers-avian@cnlm.org.  For additional information contact Gary Slater, Avian Conservation Program Manager (gslater@cnlm.org, 305-213-8829)

    The full job announcement can be viewed at: http://cnlm.org/donate-get-involved/opportunities/. All applications will be acknowledged.

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