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  • Spotted Owl Crew Lead - Lab Asst. 2

    Guest P Shaklee
    • Employer: University of California - Davis
      Location: Chester, CA and Shaver Lake, CA
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 01/11/2023
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    With minimal supervision of the Field Project Leader, the Field Technicians will:
    1. Perform Forest Field study surveys for California Spotted Owls and other wildlife species.
    2. Conduct nocturnal and diurnal surveys for owls to determine occupancy, nesting and reproductive status.
    3. Collect data following a prescribed protocol.
    4. Captures and bands spotted owls.
    5. Assists in training new employees in survey techniques and protocol requirements.
    6. Assists Field Project Leader with daily tasks such as data proofing and daily or weekly survey schedules.
    7. Locate off-road study sites using compass, topographic maps and/or GPS unit.
    8. Record field data in a legible manner.
    9. Enter field data onto a computer database.

    This is a limited position and is subject to 1,000 maximum hours worked. Must have a valid driver's license. 


    • Must be able to walk 1-3 miles in steep terrain, often at night.
    • Must have normal hearing and color vision, to hear owls and accurately record the owls’ unique color-markers (color-bands).
    • Willingness to work in the forest at night, sometimes solo with coworkers nearby.


    • Experience surveying for spotted owls.
    • Experience capturing and banding spotted owls.
    • Knowledge of wildlife management techniques, with an emphasis on raptor surveys and capture methods.


    • Experience using MS Access and Excel preferred.
    • Experience using ESRI ArcGIS preferred.
    • Previous experience working with research collaborators preferred.


    Visit - https://hr.ucdavis.edu/careers/apply?format=json&keywords=&Category[category_id]=&MCampus[]=DV  and enter keyword spotted owl.  To be considered for both study locations you MUST apply to each location separately. Announcements are open until filled. 

    Contact Paula Shaklee at 530.258.5143 with any questions. 

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