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    • Employer: Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
      Location: Ocala National Forest and peninsular Florida
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 10/19/2018
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    FIELD ASSISTANTS needed to assist with our ongoing Florida Scrub-Jay population monitoring and translocation program at Ocala National Forest and other nearby public lands.  Duties will include assisting with trap taming and banding wild birds, collecting blood samples, monitoring breeding behavior and nesting activity, and collecting other data for concurrent scrub-jay projects at these sites.  Candidates should have experience with reading and recording color bands and with handling, banding, and (if possible) bleeding passerines.  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.  Applicants must have experience operating portable GPS units and entering and managing data in personal computers.  Some overnight travel may be required.  Two positions available, with one position beginning as early as November 2018 (lasting 3-6 months) and the second position beginning in late January or early February 2019 (lasting 5 1/2 months).  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, resume, and the names of three references to Dr. Karl E. Miller @ karl.miller@myfwc.com 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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