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  • Golden Eagle Research Nest Climbing Technician Spring/Summer- Boise State University

    Guest Caitlin Davis
    • Employer: Boise State University
      Location: Boise, Idaho
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/01/2022
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Golden Eagle Research Nest Climbing Technician Spring/Summer- Boise State University

    Boise State University is hiring 1 field technician to assist with golden eagle nest entries,  monitoring, disease and parasite and nestling survival research in southwestern Idaho. This project is in partnership with the BLM and includes collaborators from USGS and Idaho Fish and Game. 

    15 March 2021- August 15 2021, $2500/month. 

    This position will be based out of Boise, Idaho and involves daily travel to field sites with possible intermittent stints of overnight camping. Housing is not provided.


    -Assist with rappels into cliff nests to install nest cameras and to document the presence of parasites and disease

    -Monitor historical golden eagle territories for occupancy

    -Search for and monitor golden eagle nests

    -Assist with measuring, bleeding and banding nestling golden eagles

    -Accurately record data onto paper and electronic notebooks

    -Review images from nest cameras

    -Enter data

    -Thoughtfully maintain field and lab equipment

    - Follow COVID-19 safety procedures and practices


    Required qualifications:

    -Outdoor rappelling and/or climbing experience

    -Avian field experience (e.g. point counts, nest searching, banding)

    -Experience hiking long distances over rough and steep terrain, often carrying over 50lbs of equipment

    -Good communication skills and a positive attitude

    -Attention to detail and excellent note-taking skills

    -Able to follow directions and be flexible with work tasks and scheduling

    -Comfortable working outdoors for long hours in extreme heat

    -Valid driver’s license and exceptional 4WD driving skills 

    -Ability to responsibly and thoughtfully use and maintain field and lab equipment

    -No criminal record, U.S. citizens only


    Preferred qualifications

    -Experience identifying North American raptors in flight

    -Experience searching for cliff nesting raptors

    -Wilderness first aid knowledge and certification

    To apply please email Caitlin Davis at goea@boisestate.edu with a letter of interest that addresses all required (make sure to address your experience climbing or rappelling) and preferred qualifications, a CV, and the contact information for 3 references.

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