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  • Waterfowl Technicians

    Jamie Oskowski
    • Employer: Oregon State University
      Location: Tulelake, California
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 01/07/2022
      Open Until Filled: No

    Seasonal Waterfowl Technicians 2022

    Agency: Oregon State University

    Location: Tulelake, California

    Salary: $12.50-15/hour, field housing and field transportation are provided.

    Last date to apply: 01/07/2022

    Tentative Dates: 05/01/22 through 8/19/22


    Job Description:

    We are seeking two technicians to aid in the data collection for a research project monitoring waterbird abundance and over-water nesting activity in the Klamath Basin from May through mid-August 2022. Duties will include conducting daily waterbird surveys, nest searching/monitoring, and data entry. The majority of surveys and data collection will take place on kayaks, so technicians must be capable of paddling long distances for extended periods of time. Technicians should be comfortable working in wetland environments via watercraft (kayak, mudboat, airboat) and on foot. An average of 40-hours per week can be expected which includes early mornings and occasional weekends. Ability to work under minimal supervision and follow research protocols to ensure accurate data collection is essential for this position. Successful applicants will demonstrate a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and positive attitude. This position provides an excellent opportunity to gain field experience with a variety of waterbird species. There is potential for additional volunteer opportunities assisting the refuge with waterfowl banding efforts, if desired. Shared housing and field vehicles will be provided at no cost and located on site at Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge.


    Required Qualifications:

    o   Valid US Driver’s License

    o   Fully Vaccinated (COVID-19) prior to 05/01/2022


    Preferred Qualifications:

    o   Bachelor’s Degree or working towards a degree in Wildlife Science or a related field

    o   Experience with waterfowl identification

    o   Physically fit and able to lift 50lbs


    How to Apply:

    Submit a resume that includes the contact information for three professional references and a cover letter that outlines your experience, qualifications relative to the job qualifications highlighted in this ad, and motivations for applying to this position. All application documents should be combined into a single PDF and emailed to jamie.oskowski@oregonstate.edu with “2022 Waterfowl Technician” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as received and the position will be filled as soon as qualified applicants are identified. Please feel free to email any questions you may have regarding the position or application materials.

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