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  • Grassland bird surveyor

    • Employer: Emporia State University
      Location: Emporia, KS
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: No value
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Job Description:  Assist research team studying grassland bird responses to cattle grazing and plant diversity in CRP grasslands of Kansas, late spring-summer 2019.  Individual needed to perform transect surveys of adult birds by sight and sound and assist with plant and insect sampling.  Orientation begins May 17; plant and insect sampling through July 27, perhaps July 29.  Bird surveys will require the first 3 hours (approximately) of each morning; majority of each field day assisting with plant and insect sampling.                     

    Qualifications:  Academic training in biology / ecology.  Must have previous experience with bird identification by sight and sound, will ideally have experience with line transect or point-count surveys, and must be >20 years of age with a valid driver’s license (for driving rental vehicles).  Must be able to work independently and with a team, be cordial to landowners, and tolerant of hot weather, physical labor, early starts, long hours, 6-day work weeks, living in close quarters with other technicians in rural Kansas, and also be able to transport themselves to the field base station. 

    Salary:   $4400 / 10-week season.  Housing and field vehicles provided.

    To Apply:  To apply, email a cover letter and CV, including 3 references, to Dr. William E. Jensen at wjensen1@emporia.edu (postal address:  Department of Biological Sciences, Campus Box 4050, Emporia State University, 1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia, KS  66801).

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