FIELD TECHNICIANS (2) - needed for 9 months to assist in an ongoing study of the endangered Mariana Crow on the island of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands. Start date is September 15th or ASAP (indicate earliest start date in cover letter). Responsibilities will include nest searching and monitoring, conducting radio-telemetry and behavioral observations, resighting color banded birds (90% of population is color banded), and assisting with trapping/capture of fledgling and adult crows. Work occurs in remote areas of the island and often involves strenuous hiking over steep, uneven terrain (including navigating cliffs) and long field days in tropical heat and humidity. A thorny understory, mosquitoes, spiders and stinging wasps are regular annoyances (those with severe allergies to bees or wasps should not apply). Amazing views and island-endemic birds are a regular benefit. After a period of training, daily work is done alone, out of cell phone or radio contact. The schedule can be irregular with frequent pre-dawn excursions, and semi-regular evening/night work. Applicants must have a high level of physical fitness and cultural sensitivity as well as previous experience with avian field work. Benefits include round-trip airfare to Rota (reimbursed), housing, shared vehicles, and a $1500/mo. At the end of the 9-month period, there may be an opportunity to extend the period of employment and gain additional responsibilities within the project.
Physical fitness, cultural sensitivity, and previous field experience with one or more of the following: reading avian color bands, radio-tracking, nest-searching, handling birds. Must have experience driving manual transmission vehicles, and a background in wildlife biology or a related field. Applicants must be US Citizens or green card holders. Applicants from the Mariana Islands are strongly encouraged. The requirement for previous field experience may be waived for local applicants who meet the other requirements.
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http://depts.washington.edu/rabep/index.html and https://www.facebook.com/MarianaCrowRecoveryProject/
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To apply, e-mail a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for 3 references to Sarah Faegre (firstname.lastname@example.org) using the subject line “2023 Mariana Crow Field Tech”. Please combine all application materials in one PDF and include your full name in the PDF’s file name. Your cover letter must clearly indicate your qualifications (see below) and your earliest start date.