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  • Grassland Bird Technicians

    • Employer: University of North Dakota
      Location: Central North Dakota
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 04/12/2021
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Organizations: University of North Dakota in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy and Ducks Unlimited, Inc.


    Location: Central North Dakota


    Job Description: We are seeking 5 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 some vegetation sampling, as well as data entry and proofing on days that we are not in the field. Technicians will ideally start on or around May 10th and continue until approximately August 15th. Some flexibility may be negotiated for the right candidate

    After an initial training period, the crews will work in two-person teams to conduct the field work. 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, and should have experience locating songbird, grouse, and duck nests, and be able to identify birds by sight and sound.

    Technicians will be asked to self-quarantine prior to arrival in North Dakota in order to ensure safety of the entire research team. All housing will be substance free spaces, and all technicians will abide by our set “No-Tolerance” drug policy as set by UND, TNC, and DU.


    Compensation: $12 hour.  Housing and a vehicle for fieldwork is provided.


    How to Apply: Interested persons will need to go to the University of North Dakota job page (https://campus.und.edu/human-resources/careers/job-openings.html) and search for “Grassland Bird Technicians” to apply. Applicants will need to submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information (phone and email) for 3 professional references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and all positions will remain open until filled. Please contact Taylor Linder (taylor.linder@und.edu), PhD student, with any questions.

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