Position: Wildlife Biologist II - Birds and Retention Forestry (1 position)
Reports to: Research Scientist
Work Week: Exempt position; 40+ hours per week to meet work demands
Revised: January 3, 2023
Duty Station: Northwest OR and southwest WA
Duration: April 24th through August 24, 2023
Salary: $3,400/month; housing may be provided
Salary Range: $3,200 - $3,500/month
Key Words: Bird point count, passerine, forestry, Oregon, Washington
Essential Job Functions for the Crew Lead:
1. Train crew in survey methodology and local bird ID.
2. Coordinate survey schedules and workflow for 2 other crew members.
3. Work closely with primary investigators and land managers to facilitate a successful data collection effort and positive crew dynamics.
4. Conduct bird point counts.
5. Collect vegetation/habitat data.
6. 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.
7. Gather and analyze data and related information.
8. Willingness to have a flexible work schedule.
9. Demonstrate an ability to work effectively with others toward meeting the goals of the National Council.
10. Develop a familiarity with NCASI’s mission, policies, practices, and procedures.
11. Become acquainted with the environmental issues of the forest products industry.
12. 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.
13. 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.
1. A Bachelor’s degree in a biological sciences discipline or related environmental field, two or more years of experience, and knowledge of passerine ID by sight and song.
2. Must have driving record which can be approved by Federal Agencies to drive government vehicles.
3. Basic data entry experience (Microsoft Excel).
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: email@example.com, with “Birds & Retention Forestry Crew – Bio II” in the subject line. Applicant review will begin February 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. NCASI is an equal opportunity employer.