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  • Field Technician- Spotted Owl

    • Employer: University of California - Davis
      Location: Shaver Lake, CA; Chester, CA
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 04/30/2021
      Open Until Filled: Yes


    Under the supervision of the Field Project Leader, the Field Technicians will:

    1. Perform Forest Field study surveys for California Spotted Owls and other wildlife species.

    2. Conduct nocturnal and diurnal surveys for owls to determine occupancy, nesting and reproductive status.

    3. Collect data following a prescribed protocol.

    4. May assist in the capture and banding of spotted owls.

    5. Navigate on public and private road systems without direct supervision.

    Job location: Chester, CA and Shaver Lake, CA

    6. Locate off-road study sites using compass, topographic maps and/or GPS unit.

    7. Record field data in a legible manner.

    8. Enter field data onto a computer database.

    Salary Range: $17.40- $20.18/hr.


    Must be able to walk 1-3 miles in steep terrain, often at night. 

    Must have normal hearing and color vision, to hear owls and accurately record the owls' unique color-markers (color-bands).

    Willingness to work in the forest at night, sometimes solo with coworkers nearby.



    Must have a valid driver's license.




    Experience handling animals.

    Experience assisting with the banding of animals.

    Record keeping skills to accurately record research data collected throughout studies.


    Previous animal behavior or animal study experience.

    Experience working with research collaborators.

    Previous bird or raptor survey experience.


    To apply go to https://www.hr.ucdavis.edu/careers/apply and under Keyword enter 15280 for the Shaver Lake position and 15282 for the Chester location.  You must apply to each position separately to be considered for both locations. One position available at each location. Announcement will be open until filled. Please include a resume, cover letter and 3 references. 

    If you have any questions contact Paula Shaklee at 530.258.5143

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