Florida Burrowing Owl Survey Technician (2)
Location: Central Florida
Duration: 3 months (Mar 13-Jun 18, 2020)
Job Type: Seasonal
Application Deadline: December 06, 2019 (or until filled)
Job Description: Two seasonal technicians are needed to assist with a state-wide survey of rural Florida burrowing owls conducted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (Mar 13-Jun 18, 2020). Pay is $14 per hour (40 hours per week). Duties include conducting morning point count surveys along secondary roads across several beautiful rural Florida counties. Other duties include planning daily route schedule and daily data entry. Centrally located housing will be provided (no pets allowed), but some camping or overnights at alternate sites will be required when surveying non-central survey locations. A field vehicle will be provided.
Qualifications: Candidates should be familiar with avian point count survey methods. Knowledge of the upland bird communities of central Florida (by sight and sound) is desired. Candidates must have a valid U.S. driver’s license, a clean driving record, and a willingness to commute to survey locations in the early morning. Familiarity navigating to survey locations using a GPS and simple electronic data entry is required. Previous experience scanning for birds using spotting scopes is preferred. Candidates must be observant, have good time management skills, and the ability to work in remote areas independently under conditions of high heat and humidity. Candidates must engage with the public in a friendly and informative manner if approached during survey work. Applicant must be authorized to work in the United States.
To Apply: submit in ONE document (.doc, .docx, or .pdf) a brief cover letter, CV, and the contact information for three professional references to Juan C. Oteyza at FWCbio@gmail.com. Please state in the subject line of the email the title of the position you are applying for: “FL BUOW survey technician”. Applications will be accepted until December 06, 2019 or until the positions are filled.