Songbird Point Count Survey Technician
Location: Albany and Fort Edward, New York
Duration: June through early August
Job Type: Temporary/Seasonal Bird Survey Technicians
Job Description: Following a field sampling plan and using provided data entry forms, surveyors will collect observational data to estimate songbird densities in central New York State between Interstate 87 and the Massachusetts/Vermont border. Field technicians will work independently conducting songbird point counts by sight and sound, including identifying all species observed and estimating distance from the observation point using a range finder. Field days will begin before sunrise and may last up to ten hours.
Duties: Surveyors will wake before dawn and spend the morning conducting point counts. The afternoons will be spent scouting new sites, transcribing data into spreadsheets, and quality assuring data. During periods of inclement weather, field surveyors will scout potential survey locations for future days and/or conduct data entry and prepare for data analysis. Additional duties will include data entry, data QA/QC, pre-field logistics, and other duties as assigned. Applicants will work independently but will be part of a larger team and will be expected to communicate and work effectively with the larger team.
Qualifications: Must be able to identify songbirds common to the area by sight and sound. Project specific training will be provided but prior bird sight and sound identification skills are required. Applicants will be required to pass a sight and sound exam via webinar/Skype. Driver’s license is required.
Applicants must be in good physical condition, as long hours in the field will be required. Applicants with prior point count experience will be given preference. Familiarity with the use of rangefinders and GPS is preferred. Preference will be given to applicants with experience accurately recording and managing data using basic data entry software.
Compensation: Commensurate with pay. Technicians will be provided equipment; housing, mileage, and food expenses will be reimbursed at cost.
Contact: If you would like to apply, please click the link below or visit our website (http://aisobservers.com/employment/) to submit the required information: resume, cover letter detailing your songbird survey experience and at least 3 professional references (name, email address and phone number).
Closing: Open until filled. For more information please visit the AIS, Inc. website http://aisobservers.com/.
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