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  • Natural Resource Assistants-Bird Banders

    J Throckmorton
    • Employer: City of Mentor
      Location: 8500 Civic Center Blvd. Mentor, OH 44060
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 08/10/2022
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Website:                     http://cityofmentor.com/work/employment/


    Base Salary:               $11.00/hour with $2.00 hourly incentive after reaching 32 hours/week.


    Start Date:                 August 29th, 2022


    End Date:                   Until completion of 840 hours


    Last Date to Apply:   Open until filled



    Two natural resource professionals are needed to assist with the City of Mentor’s Natural Resource Division with a fall migratory bird banding station. The qualified candidates will have experience in the identification, banding, ageing, sexing, and handling of passerines. The candidates will also have experience in the set-up of mist-nets and show proficiency in the safe extraction of birds. The banders will be taking part in the cutting of net lanes, vegetation, and trails via hand and power tools. We are seeking individuals who are open to changes and can deal with unexpected situations calmly. The candidates will need to assist less experienced banders and assist in training volunteers.

    The preferred candidates will continue employment into the winter. Work duties shift to invasive species management and white-tailed deer management.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    Completed degree or continuing education in wildlife biology, wildlife management, ecology, or similar field

    Proven ability to safely extract passerines from mist nets (~500 birds extracted)

    Experience handling, banding, and taking biological measurements on passerines such as wing chord, tarsus, weight

    Must be physically fit to walk up to 7 miles and willing to work in all weather conditions.

    Must be able to lift 40Ibs

    Willingness to operate chainsaws and/or use hand tools such as loppers and handsaws

    Proven as a cohesive member of a team


    Preferred Qualifications:

    Skills in ageing passerines and understanding of passerine molt strategies

    Ability to read and understand “Pyle”

    Experience educating the public on migratory bird species and/or invasive plant species


    To Apply: Complete an application at http://cityofmentor.com/work/employment/ AND send to HRMail1@cityofmentor.com ; attach a copy of your resume and 2-3 references. Or submit applications by mail to the Human Resource Office at the Mentor Municipal Center, 3rd floor, 8500 Civic Center Blvd., Mentor, Ohio 44060. EOE/ADA.  Be sure to fill out the application for Seasonal/Temporary positions.

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