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    Part-Time Seasonal Technician

    • Employer: Audubon California
      Location: California's Central Valley
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/22/2019
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Position Summary

    Audubon California is seeking an individual to conduct bird surveys who is comfortable working alone in remote settings, is a strong communicator, can maturely interact with private landowners and managers, can confidently estimate and identify blackbird species, and can enter survey data with a close attention to detail.


    This is a part-time (20 hours/week), 3 month (March 18th, 2019 – June 15th, 2019) position, with occasional overtime.

    Application review will begin February 22, 2019.


    Essential Functions

    ·       Conduct Tricolored Blackbird surveys from public roads throughout the San Joaquin Valley 2.5 days per week to identify breeding locations on farms. The Tricolored Blackbird Program is a coordinated effort with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to identify Tricolored Blackbird colonies in agricultural fields at risk of harvest.

    ·       Communicate regularly with private landowners about property access.

    ·       Enter data in the field and proof data in an electronic database.

    ·       Conduct preliminary data analyses and reporting.


    ·       Bachelor's Degree in related field or 2+ years applicable field experience.

    ·       Ability to identify birds by sight, specifically shorebirds and waterfowl. Tricolored Blackbird identification training will be provided.

    ·       Experience driving field trucks on narrow roads in variable conditions.

    ·       Strong initiative and self-motivation and ability to work with limited supervision.

    ·       Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, conservation partners, private landowners and farmers, volunteers, and local community members.

    ·       Experience working on field projects; work in an agricultural setting and interaction with private landowners a plus.

    ·       Ability to travel in California, and to work evenings, as needed. Ability to stay in field housing part-time or commute from a San Joaquin Valley location (full-time housing is not provided).

    ·       A valid driver’s license and excellent driving record.

    ·       Comfort using a GPS unit and testing/using a new mapping system through ArcGIS Collector on iPhone.

    ·       Familiarity with Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint.

    ·       Ability to engage in strenuous outdoor activity, carry field equipment and endure outdoor field conditions including cold and wet winter weather and extreme heat.

    ·       Proven effectiveness working in a team setting.

    ·       Comfort working alone in a field setting.



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