May 1 – August 30 (start date flexible).
Hawks Aloft, Inc., a New Mexico non-profit organization, seeks an enthusiastic field assistant for a variety of studies: 1) standard songbird surveys in riparian woodland, coniferous forest, and pinyon/juniper woodland in New Mexico; 2) monitoring raptor nesting activity and reproductive success at two different locations in New Mexico, and; 3) identifying raptor and passerine nesting activity to measure the effectiveness of perch deterrents on transmission towers. Position will be filled as soon as a suitable applicant is found. Surveys will include transect surveys and point counts in the Middle Rio Grande bosque (riparian woodland), Santa Fe National Forest (coniferous forest), as well as raptor nesting activity in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument and locations in west and east central New Mexico. We invite enthusiastic applicants with a demonstrated ability to work independently in remote areas with minimal supervision; demonstrated experience identifying western birds by sight and sound; and previous field experience with birds and other wildlife. BS/BA in a biologically related field or work towards a college degree in biological sciences is preferred.
Position based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but will require some overnight travel and camping, as well as high elevation surveys in the Jemez Mountains and the Rio Grande Gorge. Early morning work required. A company vehicle might be provided, but must be willing to use your own high-clearance vehicle if necessary (mileage reimbursed). Attention to detail and good time management skills are imperative Generally Monday-Saturday with variable hours. Monthly stipend $2,000/housing NOT provided.
Please e-mail a cover letter including dates of availability, resume, and at least three references via email to: gail[at]hawksaloft.org or via mail at: Attn: Gail Garber, Executive Director, Hawks Aloft, Inc., PO Box 10028, Albuquerque, NM 87184.