With minimal supervision of the Field Project Leader, the Field Technicians will:
1. Perform Forest Field study surveys for California Spotted Owls and other wildlife species.
2. Conduct nocturnal and diurnal surveys for owls to determine occupancy, nesting and reproductive status.
3. Collect data following a prescribed protocol.
4. Captures and bands spotted owls.
5. Assists in training new employees in survey techniques and protocol requirements.
6. Assists Field Project Leader with daily tasks such as data proofing and daily or weekly survey schedules.
7. Locate off-road study sites using compass, topographic maps and/or GPS unit.
8. Record field data in a legible manner.
9. Enter field data onto a computer database.
Salary Ranger: $18.89 - $22.25/hr
Must be able to walk 1-3 miles in steep terrain, often at night. Must have normal hearing and color vision, to hear owls and accurately record the owls' unique color-markers (color-bands).
Willingness to work in the forest at night, sometimes solo with coworkers nearby. Must possess a valid driver's license.
-Knowledge of wildlife management techniques, with an emphasis on raptor surveys and capture methods.
-Experience surveying for spotted owls.
-Experience capturing and banding spotted owls.
-Experience using MS Access and Excel preferred.
-Experience using ESRI ArcGIS preferred.
-Previous experience working with research collaborators preferred.
Under "Keywords" enter 4808 for the Chester, CA location or 5028 for the Shaver Lake, CA location. If you wish to be considered for both locations you MUST apply to each location separately.
If you have any questions on about the position please contact Paula Shaklee at paula.a.shaklee at usda.gov
Edited by pshaklee