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  • Wildlife Biologist II

    • Employer: NCASI
      Location: Sheridan, OR - Northwest Oregon
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 03/01/2022
      Open Until Filled: No

    Position:          Wildlife Biologist II

    Reports to:      Passerine Point Count Associate Scientist

    Work Week:    Exempt position; 40+ hours per week to meet work demands

    Duty Station:   Northwest OR (Coast Range); Sheridan, OR.

    Duration:         May 3rd through August 2022 

    Salary:             $3,300/month; housing will be provided


    Essential Job Functions:

    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.



    Minimum Qualifications:

    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).


    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 “IFM Crew Application – Bio II” in the subject line.  Applicant review will begin January 31, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. NCASI is an equal opportunity employer.

    Wildlife Biologist II - IFM passerine crew lead 2022 v2.docx

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