FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANT needed to assist with our ongoing Florida Scrub-Jay population monitoring and translocation program at Ocala National Forest and other nearby public lands. We are looking for a highly motivated and physically fit individual to assist with a groundbreaking translocation program for Florida's only endemic bird species! Primary duties of this position will be to assist with translocations of Florida Scrub-Jays, to find and monitor nests, to install nest cameras, to band and bleed nestlings, and to assist with color band resighting and territory mapping. Candidates should have experience with a) reading and recording color bands, b) nest searching (ideally for passerines), and c) handling, banding, and (ideally) bleeding passerines. Good driving records and excellent physical fitness required, with experience working outdoors in humid climates and walking through heavy brush or standing on uneven ground for extended periods of time. Some overnight travel may be required. Some flexibility in starting date; willing to start a suitable candidate as early as mid-March 2020 or as late as early April 2020 and lasts through July 2020, with possibility of extension into the fall. Hourly pay negotiable. Preference may be given to local applicants who already have housing in the area. FWC's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute is located in Gainesville, FL. To apply, please send a cover letter describing your nest searching and banding experience, your resume, and the names of three references to Dr. Karl E. Miller @ firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Please put "SCRUB JAY FIELD ASSISTANT' in the subject line of your email. Applicants without current emails and phone numbers for their references will not be considered.
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