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  • Wildlife Biologist I - Birds and Retention Forestry

    • Employer: NCASI
      Location: Northwest Oregon or Southwest Washington
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 04/03/2023
      Open Until Filled: No

    Position:          Wildlife Biologist I - Birds and Retention Forestry (3 positions)

    Reports to:      Research Scientist

    Work Week:    Exempt position; 40-45 hours per week to meet work demands
    Revised:          January 3, 2023

    Duty Station:   Northwest OR and southwest WA

    Duration:         May 8th through August 18, 2023 

    Salary:             $3,100/month; housing may be provided

    Salary Range: $3,000 - $3,350/month

    Key Words:     Bird point count, passerine, forestry, Oregon, Washington


    Essential Job Functions for the Crew:

    1.    Conduct bird point counts.

    2.    Collect vegetation/habitat data.

    3.    Position will require working outdoors in inclement weather, often in recently harvested forest stands.  Must be able to get to and work from remote locations, drive forest roads, read maps, navigate through a forested landscape, and relate well with the public.

    4.    Gather and analyze data and related information.

    5.    Willingness to have a flexible work schedule.     

    6.    Demonstrate an ability to work effectively with others toward meeting the goals of the National Council.

    7.    Develop a familiarity with NCASI’s mission, policies, practices, and procedures.

    8.    Become acquainted with the environmental issues of the forest products industry.

    9.    Read, absorb, process, and communicate complex information. Assist the supervisor in responding to technical queries by NCASI clients and others in a competent and timely manner. 

    10.  Possess ability to carry-out associated field work that may involve prolonged (multi-day) exposure to inclement conditions and a necessity to hike carrying equipment (20 pounds or more) over rough terrain (for 2 miles or more).


    Additional Responsibilities and Requirements:

    1.    Undertakes additional activities as assigned by Supervisor.

    2.    Follow all COVID safety protocols.

    3.    Provide proof of full COVID vaccination.



    Minimum Qualifications:

    1.    Junior or senior standing as an undergraduate (>2 years college education and >2 seasons prior field work) or a degree in a biological sciences discipline or related environmental field and knowledge of passerine identification by sight and song.

    2.    Must have driving record which can be approved by Federal Agencies to drive government vehicles and insured at standard rates.

    3.    Basic data entry experience (Microsoft Excel).


    Preferred Qualifications:

    1.    Local passerine ID experience (west of the Cascades in N. California, Oregon or Washington).


    To Apply:  Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references with phone numbers and e-mail addresses to: Laurie Clark, NCASI, 8769 Hwy 42, Tenmile, OR 97481, preferably delivered electronically to: lclark@ncasi.org, with “Birds & Retention Forestry Crew – Bio I” in the subject line.  Applicant review will begin February 1, 2023 and continue until the positions are filled. NCASI is an equal opportunity employer.

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