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  • Northern Goshawk Survey Crew Leader

    • Employer: The Institute for Bird Populations
      Location: Sierra Nevada, California
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: No value
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Spend your summer doing field work in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains! We are looking for experienced crew leaders to supervise volunteer field technicians conducting surveys for Northern Goshawks in the Plumas (1 position) and Stanislaus (1 position) National Forests.

    PROJECT DATES (tentative) May 30, 2022 – Aug 15, 2022 (Plumas NF), June 1, 2022 – July 31, 2022 (Stanislaus NF)

    RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary duties will involve training, coordinating and supervising a survey crew conducting occupancy surveys for Northern Goshawks on National Forest land. Crew leaders will also be participating in survey efforts alongside their crew. Survey work will be primarily conducted early mornings. Most of the survey work will be off-trail in rugged terrain and will require frequent long drives and occasional car camping. Closely coordinating all project activities with the Forest Service and IBP staff will also be required. Work will be physically demanding. Crew leaders will also be responsible for assuring data entry and maintenance of equipment and vehicles are being attended to. Closely coordinating project activities with the Forest Service and IBP Staff will also be required. Survey work will occur primarily in the vicinity of either Quincy (Plumas NF) or Mi-Wuk Village, CA (Stanislaus NF).

    REQUIREMENTS: Previous wildlife survey and backcountry experience is required; previous supervisory experience is strongly preferred. An excellent driving record is required. Other requirements include strong interpersonal skills, a love of adventure, good organizational skills, and a desire to teach volunteers about Northern Goshawks and field biology. A willingness to face the rigors of fieldwork with good humor is important. These rigors include physically demanding work, hot and dry weather, mosquitoes, poison oak and occasional contact with bears.

    SCHEDULE: Typically 7 days on and 3 off.

    EQUIPMENT: Volunteer technicians are expected to provide their own binoculars, hiking boots and camping gear for car camping (tent, sleeping bag, raingear, etc.).

    COMPENSATION: These are IBP seasonal staff position that pay $3,000/month (before payroll taxes) but include no fringe benefits. Free shared housing will also be provided.

    TO APPLY: Please email a resume, cover letter, and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references to Mandy Holmgren, Biologist, at: mholmgren AT birdpop DOT org.

    IBP values diversity and encourages people from all backgrounds to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation.

    Proof of COVID vaccination will be required.

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