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  • Population Census Field Technician (Micronesian Starlings)

    Guest Ecology of Bird Loss
    • Employer: Virginia Tech University
      Location: Andersen Air Force Base, Guam
      Country: Guam
      Last Date to Apply: 01/27/2023
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Job description: 2 field technicians are needed to assist with The Ecology of Bird Loss Project’s (http://ecologyofbirdloss.com/) Micronesian Starling (Såli) research on the island of Guam from approximately February 6 – March 9, 2023. Primary duties include conducting population census surveys, re-sighting color banded birds, data entry, and data proofing.

    Technicians are expected to work 7 days per week for approximately 40 hours/week. Housing is provided in a shared field house and vehicles are provided for work-related activities. Pay is $15/hr. Round-trip airfare from CNMI, Hawaii, or the mainland US to Guam is provided. Applicant must be a US citizen, at least 18 years old, have a valid driver’s license, and must submit to mandatory background screenings through the Department of Defense and Virginia Tech.  

    Qualifications: Must have experience re-sighting color-banded birds. Must have a strong work ethic and positive attitude as well as strong observational skills. Must be physically fit enough to withstand long hours in full tropical sun with little access to shade, high heat and humidity, while walking on uneven terrain for ~3 hours continuously. Experience conducting systematic bird surveys preferred.

    To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three references in a single PDF document with “Population Census Technician” as the subject line to ecologyofbirdloss@gmail.com. Please describe your experience resighting color-banded birds. Review of applications will begin 16-Jan-23. 

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