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    Florida Scrub-Jay Research Assistant


    dentmich
    • Employer: Archbold Biological Station
      Location: Avon Park Air Force Range, Avon Park, FL
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 11/17/2019
      Open Until Filled: No

    FL SCRUB-JAY FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANT (1) needed 17 February to 31 July, 2020 for monitoring of threatened Florida Scrub-Jays (FSJs) at the Avon Park Air Force Range in south-central Florida. The position is associated with Archbold Biological Station’s Avian Ecology Program, headed by Dr. Reed Bowman.

    Duties will include nest-searching, monitoring reproductive success, reading color bands, regular censuses, assisting in trapping, banding, and bleeding adults and nestlings, data entry using Access, orienting with aerial photos and a compass, and GPS data collection. There may be opportunities to assist with the other projects conducted by our office working with Red-cockaded Woodpeckers and Florida Grasshopper Sparrows.

    Qualifications:

    ·         Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Wildlife or a related field, along with previous field experience.

    ·         A good work ethic, a good sense of direction, highly motivated, excellent behavioral observation skills, and attention to detail.

    ·         Experience with nest searching or detailed behavioral observations preferred.

    ·          A willingness to work independently in oak scrub habitat, often in remote areas on an active military base.

    ·         An interest in birds, experience in reading color bands, capturing, handling and banding birds, tolerance for a vast array of snakes and biting insects, and working long hours under hot-humid field conditions will be helpful, though not essential.

    ·         Willingness to work a non-regular schedule that will often include weekends.

     

    Pay is $11.33 per hour plus free off-site housing (shared living space, separate bedrooms, no pets, no smoking). US citizenship or a US work visa is required. All applicants must have a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle to access off-site housing.

     

    Archbold Biological Station is a renowned research facility located in south-central Florida, and has been conducting endangered species monitoring at the Avon Park Air Force Range since 1993. For more information about our program see our lab website: http://www.archbold-station.org/html/research/avian/avian.html. Avon Park Air Force Range is a 106,000-acre military reserve that protects some of the best examples of native habitats in the region. Military training activities occur daily, and our monitoring protocols involve working around these training missions. The successful applicant will be stationed at Avon Park Air Force Range but will also have access to the main research station in Lake Placid, about 40 miles away.

     

    Applicants should send a letter of interest and resume with names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references in a SINGLE DOCUMENT to Michelle Dent at mdent@archbold-station.org. Please indicate 'Research Assistant Application' in the subject heading. Applications must be submitted by November 17, 2019. Early application is strongly encouraged.

    Archbold Biological Station is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

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