The University of Montana Bird Ecology Lab (UMBEL) is hiring two experienced technicians to conduct point count surveys for songbirds in high-elevation sagebrush habitats of southwestern Montana to assess songbird community response to conifer woodland removal projects. The project areas are located south of Dillon, MT on a mix of private and public lands. in some of the wildest and most scenic montane landscapes in the region. Duties include conducting point counts, habitat sampling, and data entry, and entails travel by 4WD on rough two-track roads and off-trail hiking up to several miles in mountainous terrain.
Work will extend from mid-May to end of July, with some flexibility for start/end date. Monthly salary of $2,340-$2,770 ($13.50- $16/hour), DOE. Housing will be provided, but frequent camping will be required. We will reimburse all work-related travel costs including a $23/day camping per diem.
All applicants must have at least one season of experience conducting point counts, and ability to identify western bird species by sight and sound. Applicants with previous experience in sagebrush systems preferred. This is physically demanding work that requires daily hiking in steep terrain, working alone in remote areas, and excellent navigational skills. Applicants must be self-motivated, have experience implementing field work independently under changing field conditions, and possess strong organizational skills. A valid driver’s license is required.
Please email an application as a single document/file (word or pdf) that includes a cover letter addressing qualifications specific to this position, a resume, and contact information for 3 references. Applications should be sent to Tricia Rodriguez at: email@example.com with “Sagebrush Tech” in the subject line. If you are applying for more than one job with UMBEL, please submit a separate application for each position.
Feel free to contact us with any questions. You can also learn more about our organization and projects at our website http://hs.umt.edu/birdecologylab/ or follow us on Facebook!
Edited by Univ of Montana Bird Ecology Lab