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    Guest Anthony Locatelli
    • Employer: University of Idaho
      Location: Naval Air Base Lemoore, CA
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 07/15/2023
      Open Until Filled: Yes



    $22 - 27 per hour, depending on experience

    Start Date

    mid-July to early August

    Last Date to Apply



    NONBREEDING SEASONAL BURROWING OWL BIOLOGIST needed for Burrowing Owl monitoring, management, and research on Lemoore Naval Air Base in central California.  The successful applicant will work independently and be supervised by a PhD student and project investigator.  Primary duties include: 1) conducting standardized surveys for Burrowing Owls, 2) assessing and repairing artificial burrows, 3) installing new artificial burrows, 4) trapping and banding Burrowing Owls, 5) resighting banded Burrowing Owls, 6) deploying trail cams and reviewing footage, 7) data entry and management (excel, ArcGIS pro, Survey 123, ArcGIS FieldMaps), 😎 vehicle and equipment maintenance, 9) monthly summary reports of accomplishments and outlook, 10) annual report

    This position will be full time beginning in mid-July/early August through 29 Feb 2024. A project vehicle will be provided for work use.

    Required Qualifications

    -excellent physical condition, willing to work long and unusual hours (including early morning and night) in the field under hot, cold, dry, wet, windy, dusty, and other adverse weather conditions

    -excellent attention to detail

    -able to pass a background check to work on military installations

    -in possession of a valid driver’s license.

    -good vision and hearing

    -experience surveying for birds

    -willingness to work near an active runway and drive on an airfield

    -ability to work independently

    Preferred Qualifications (not required)

    -B.S. or M.S. in related field

    -experience using ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS fieldmaps, survey 123, excel, R, or other computer programs

    -experience resighting birds and using optics (binoculars, spotting scope)

    -experience using trail cameras and processing photos

    -ability to use heavy machinery for digging and moving materials

    -experience handling, capturing, banding, and processing birds

    -carpentry skills

    Send: 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) at least 3 references (with names, phone numbers, and email addresses) as one .pdf document to Anthony Locatelli (alocatelli@uidaho.edu).  Please put SEASONAL BURROWING OWL BIOLOGIST in the subject of the email.

    U of I is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

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