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    Wildlife Biologists for Spotted Owl Surveys-Western and Southern Oregon

    • Employer: Turnstone Environmental Consultants, Inc.
      Location: Western and Southern Oregon
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/04/2019
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Salary Range: 

    $2500 to $4400 monthly 


    Dates of Employment: 

    March 15, 2019 to August 17, 2019 


    Job Description: 

    Turnstone is currently seeking to fill multiple northern spotted owl surveyor positions throughout Oregon. We are also looking for several crew leaders to help manage small crews throughout the state. These are full-time, temporary-seasonal positions. Surveyor duties include: 

    • Conduct Northern Spotted Owl surveys 
    • Significant job related travel 
    • Night time travel on forest roads 
    • Record clear, concise, and accurate field data 
    • Communicate clearly with crew leader, project manager, and landowners 

    Surveys will be on federal, state and private forested lands. Exact locations are yet to be determined, but will be throughout western and southern Oregon. Employment dates are approximate, and are project-dependent. Housing may be available; a field vehicle will be provided unless the employee chooses to use a personal vehicle for reimbursement. Salary range is roughly equivalent to $14-25/hour. Salary will be based on position, location, and experience. 
    Most positions will start in mid-March or early-April depending on environmental conditions and specific location. A small selection of candidates may have an opportunity to begin early March. Survey locations are distributed throughout Oregon and some positions will require significant travel. Please indicate your willingness to travel, and any limits or strong preference for general location in your cover letter. There may also be opportunities to conduct marbled murrelet surveys for a portion of the field season for the right candidates. 
    If you are interested in consideration as a spotted owl crew leader, please indicate your interest in your cover letter and clearly identify your relevant leadership experience and skills in your application materials. 
    More details will be added to the announcement as they are finalized. Announcement will remain open until positions are filled. We expect to conduct the majority of interviews in January, though application review and hiring are already in progress so don't wait! 


    Minimum Requirements: 

    A minimum of one year of field survey experience is required. Spotted owl experience is strongly preferred, but may not be required if applicant has avian field experience. A B.S. degree in wildlife biology or related field is preferred for spotted owl surveyors, and required for crew leads. The successful applicant will possess the following characteristics: 

    • Strong data collection skills 
    • Flexible, detail-oriented, resourceful, and comfortable working independently or as part of a team 
    • Integrity, quality and accuracy in adhering to scientific protocols 
    • Consistent record of working in a safe and efficient manner 
    • Good physical fitness and the ability to hike off trail if required 
    • Excellent field skills: orienteering, GPS, map reading skills, hiking in backcountry terrain in the dark and/or inclement weather 
    • Ability to operate 4WD vehicles and navigate forest roads 
    • Good vision and hearing 
    • Comfortable using electronic (PDF) data forms and Adobe Reader 


    To Apply: 

    To apply, please complete an application through the employment section of our website. EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. These positions will remain open until filled, but application review and hiring is underway.

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