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    Streaked Horned Lark Specialist - Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA

    • Employer: CEMML, Colorado State University
      Location: Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 10/26/2020
      Open Until Filled: No

    A Streaked Horned Lark Specialist position is available with Colorado State University and the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands, and will be located at Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM), Washington.

    For full position details and to submit application materials, please visit http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/80590. Emailed or mailed applications will not be accepted.  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 10/26/20 11:59pm (MST).

    CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

    This position will provide technical and field support for the monitoring and management of the Federally Threatened Streaked Horned Lark. Field support includes surveying, habitat monitoring, compiling data, mapping nest locations, and providing support for project review. Other activities include assisting with dig permits, co-use agreements, reviewing environmental documents, implementing prescribed burns, conducting ESA briefings, managing crews, and assisting with other rare and endangered species. This position will also provide support for habitat restoration and improvement that will include survey and treatment for invasive/noxious weeds, planting and planting maintenance, and prescribed burn monitoring.

    JBLM is located 9.1 miles south-southwest of Tacoma and about 40 miles south of Seattle, Washington. The facility is under the U.S. Army Joint Base Garrison, and includes the U.S. Army’s Fort Lewis and the U.S. Air Force’s McChord Air Force Base.

    Required Job Qualifications

    Minimum qualifications include:

    The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. by the proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

    Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.

    BS/BA in wildlife biology or closely related applied field with experience with birds

    Three or more years’ experience monitoring streaked horned lark

    Three years or more experience conducting Buffered Active Nesting Area (BANA) searches and working with managers to implement restrictions.

    Familiar with survey protocols and strategies for assessments for streaked horned larks

    Able to identify Pacific Northwest birds by sight and sound

    Familiar with the flora and fauna of the Pacific Northwest

    Able to walk five or more miles a day.

    Experienced using global positioning systems (GPS) and ArcGIS 10.6+

    Preferred Job Qualifications

    Preferred qualifications include:

    MS/MA in wildlife biology or closely related applied field with experience with birds

    Experience in conducting bird surveys

    Experience managing birding field crews

    Experience monitoring Mazama pocket gophers

    Experience managing databases

    Experience surveying for noxious weeds and active control

    Experience with data analysis and report writing

    Experience with banding/mist net capture for birds

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