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    Field technician - spectacled eider research

    • Employer: Alaska Department of Fish and Game
      Location: Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/07/2020
      Open Until Filled: No

    Field technician will support studies of breeding spectacled eiders on Kigigak Island in the Yukon Delta NWR. Study site is remote and the research camp is tent-based. Applicants should have a strong interest in science, enjoy being in the outdoors, follow directions carefully, have excellent observation and interpersonal skills, and be physically fit. Work will be physically demanding and will require walking long distances across tundra in waders. Responsibilities include using aerial photographs to navigate study plots and search for nests, recording nest coordinates with a GPS unit, photographing tarsal band codes, capturing birds for banding and blood sampling, and carefully recording data. The field technician will share living space with other members of the research team and will be expected to share in all camp responsibilities, such as cooking and camp maintenance. Workdays will be long, typically 10-12 hours per day. Field equipment (waders, tent, and sleeping bag), travel to the field site from Anchorage, and food while in the field will be provided. The wage will be approximately $16.84/hour. Funding for this position is contingent on final administrative approval. Applicants must be Alaska residents prior to applying. Criteria for residency can be found here: http://doa.alaska.gov/dop/Recruitment/alaskaRes/. Please provide electronic copies of your resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references to Katie Christie at katie.christie@alaska.gov by February 7, 2020.

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