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    • Employer: American Bird Conservancy
      Location: Texas
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 05/13/2020
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Location:             Texas

    Duration:             May 13-June 30

    Job Type:            Temporary Position

    Application Deadline: Until Filled

    Salary:                  May - $1300 (mid-month start date); June - $2300; field housing included


    Job Description:

    Point count technicians needed for grassland bird and quail population monitoring as part of a coordinated bird monitoring effort to assess the impacts of grassland management in the Oaks and Prairies region of Texas. NOTE:  FILLING OF POSITIONS IS CONTINGENT UPON CONTRACT AWARD. 


    Primary duties:

    1.      Early-morning, road-side point counts to survey bird communities in grasslands; afternoon vegetation surveys; and data entry.

    2.       Other responsibilities may include (but are not limited to) equipment maintenance,  managing databases, proofing entered data, etc.


    Candidates will be expected to work long hours with early starts in relatively difficult field conditions (e.g., high temperature, plenty of sun).

    ·        Housing will be provided and may include hotels, bunkhouses, and other forms of field housing. As such, candidates should be flexible about housing and sharing rooms with other technicians.

    ·         Preference will be shown for individuals that are willing to drive a personal vehicle to and from field sites. 

    ·         Mileage will be reimbursed.

    ·         Personal vehicles should be in good condition and able to handle dirt/gravel roads.

    *Note that road conditions may be difficult in some areas depending on weather.

    ·      Work schedules consist of 1-2 weeks on followed by 2-3 days off. However, timing of and the number of days off is highly dependent upon weather conditions and is subject to change throughout the field season.


    This is an opportunity to be part of a large-scale grassland bird conservation effort involving partner conservation agencies and organizations in Texas and Oklahoma.



    ·         Experience conducting avian point counts

    ·        Experience with identification of Texas birds, especially grassland birds

    ·         Estimating distances to detected birds

    ·         Excellent navigational abilities

    ·         Meticulous data collection skills

    ·         Ability to work independently

    ·         Good inter-personal skills

    ·        Valid driver’s license

    ·         Must be 18 years old or older and a US citizen


    To Apply:

    Applicants must apply online at Bamboo HR: https://abcbirds.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=63

    Please send electronic copies (PDF) of the following in one document:

    1) A letter of interest

    2) Resume

    3) Names and contact information for three work references.


    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

    If you have trouble, please send your cover letter and resume as one document to HR@abcbirds.org

    Grasslands Bird Count Point Technicians.docx

    Edited by matth295

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