We are seeking 4 highly motivated grassland bird technicians to assist in data collection of grassland bird nests in central North Dakota as a part of a large grazing study. Primary duties will include walking plots nested within larger cattle pastures to search for and monitor grassland bird nests including songbirds, shorebirds, grouse, and waterfowl. Technicians will also be responsible for vegetation data collection, as well as data entry and proofing on days that we are not in the field. Technicians will ideally start on or around May 15th and continue until approximately August 5th. Some flexibility may be negotiated for the right candidate.
After an initial training period, the crews will work in two-person teams to conduct fieldwork. Preferred applicants will have good organizational and communication skills, will be detail oriented, and will share an enthusiasm for working outdoors in various conditions around cattle. Applicants should possess a driver’s license, should be comfortable working in remote areas and walking lots of miles through cattle pastures, should have experience locating songbird, grouse, and duck nests, and be able to identify birds by sight and sound.
Technicians will be required to be fully vaccinated for 2-weeks prior to arrival in North Dakota in order to ensure safety of the entire research team. All housing are drug-free spaces, and all technicians will abide by our set “No-Tolerance” drug policy as set by UND, The Nature Conservancy, and Ducks Unlimited, Inc.