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  1. Job Description Join us for an exciting summer on a long-term project studying the threatened western Distinct Population Segment of yellow-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus, YBCU), one of the most interesting and challenging birds in the Southwest. Southern Sierra Research Station (SSRS) is currently seeking 2 additional techs to conduct seasonal breeding season surveys of western YBCU on the lower Colorado River in AZ and CA. Surveyors must be available from June 2 until August 15. Primary duties: conducting call-playback surveys, resighting color-banded cuckoos, identifying other focal avian species (e.g. Gilded Flicker, Willow Flycatcher, Summer Tanager, Sonoran Yellow Warbler), and data entry/processing using ArcGIS Collector. Qualifications Required: Applicants must be enthusiastic, physically fit, have a strong work ethic and interpersonal skills, excellent hearing and color vision, and ability to navigate with maps, GPS and compass. Previous avian field work (at least 1 season) and meticulous data collection skills are expected. You must have a valid driver’s license, a cell phone, and current First Aid/CPR Certificate (or complete a free online course provided by SSRS) before field work begins. If selected, you must provide a State driving record. Couples are welcome to apply if both have field experience.. Preferred skills: collecting data using tablets and ArcGIS Collector, conducting bird surveys, working with secretive birds, resighting color-bands. Work Conditions Shared housing is based in Blythe CA, and per diem/hotels are provided for occasional overnight trips to other field locations. The position involves hiking off-trail, while carrying moderately heavy packs. While some work is conducted in planted restoration sites, you must be able to tolerate adverse conditions including high temperatures, high humidity, standing water, and dense vegetation. You may encounter wild animals, venomous snakes, and biting or stinging insects etc. including mosquitos, bees, and spiders. All field work involves early mornings, driving and sometimes hiking in the dark. Field work is done alone or in teams in remote areas, and you should feel comfortable working in remote locations. You will work 5 consecutive days followed by 2 days off. A typical day is 6-7 hours in the field in temperatures ranging from 70–110˚ F, and 1-2 hours dedicated to data processing and proofing. Data is entered daily during and after returning from the field. Housing and work vehicles are provided. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate pets. Benefits: You will receive free USFWS-approved western YBCU survey training, required to conduct surveys independently. You may also receive free CPR/first aid and defensive driver training if needed. No personal vehicle is needed and those without may use work vehicles when not in use for basic necessities such as groceries. Starting salary: $2,200 per month up to $2,400 DOE. To Apply Email a cover letter stating your avian field skills or other outdoor experience, including dates of availability, and a resume including names, contact details (email/phone) of 3 references to: Diane Tracy [EM: ybcujobs (at) gmail.com] by May 25, 2019. Please combine documents (cover letter/resume/references) into one file if possible, and include your name in the email subject and file name(s). We will review applications as received and begin hiring as suitable candidates are found. We can only hire non-US citizens who already possess a current Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Please ensure your references are current, and able to comment on your field or birding capabilities. The Southern Sierra Research Station is an Equal Opportunity Employer. www.southernsierraresearch.org
  2. Avian Crew Lead Start Date from May 15 to June 1 Job Description: Join us for an exciting summer on a long-term research project with the threatened Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo. We are currently seeking one Crew Lead to join our team in conducting population monitoring of Yellow-billed Cuckoos on the lower Colorado River in AZ and CA. Supervisors must start between May 15 and June 1 and will work until August 15 or Aug 30. Some flexibility DOE. Primary duties: supervision of field crew, conducting Yellow-billed Cuckoo call-playback surveys, resighting color-banded cuckoos, nest finding and data entry Qualifications: Required: BS degree Applicants must be enthusiastic and physically fit, have a solid work ethic, strong interpersonal skills, and excellent hearing and color vision. Previous avian field work (2 seasons), 1 season of crew lead experience computer skills: Excel, Arc GIS. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, and current First Aid/CPR Certification or complete a free course online (provided by SSRS) before the first day of work. If selected for hire, the crew lead must provide a State driving record. Preferred skills: MS degree, experience collecting data using tablets and Arc GIS or Collector, writing and editing skills, technical editing, publications, conducting bird surveys, working with secretive birds, resighting color-bands, using scopes, banding experience, Wilderness Responder. Potential Fulltime Employment: Applicant with a Master degree and an interested in fulltime employment may be eligible to apply after the completion of a successful 4 month field trial period. . Work Conditions: Shared field housing (private room) is based in Blythe CA, and per diem/hotels are provided for occasional overnight trips to other field locations. The position involves hiking off-trail, while carrying moderately heavy packs. Though some work is conducted at restoration sites you must be able to tolerate adverse conditions including high temperatures, high humidity, standing water and dense vegetation. You may encounter wild animals, snakes and biting insects: including bees, spiders and mosquitoes. All field work involves early morning rising, driving and sometimes hiking in the dark. Field work is done alone or in teams in remote area and applicants should feel comfortable working in remote locations. Crew leads work 5 consecutive days followed by 2 days off. We work 4-6 hours in the field daily in temperatures ranging from 70–105 F. Data is entered daily during and after returning from the field. Supervisors will only work 40 hrs per week but may be required to work as needed. Field housing and work vehicles are provided. We cannot accommodate pets. All supervisors will receive free USFWS-approved yellow-billed cuckoo survey training and CPR/first aid certification if needed. Starting salary: $ 2,800 to $3,000 per month DOE. To Apply Email a cover letter stating your birding skills and crew lead experience including dates of availability, and a resume including names, email and phone numbers of 3 references to: Diane Tracy [EM: ybcujobs (at) gmail.com by May 20, 2019. We will review applications as received and begin hiring as a suitable applicant is found. Please combine documents into one file if possible (cover letter/resume/references), and include your name in the email subject and file name(s). We are unable to hire non-US citizens without a current Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Please make sure your references are current, notified and able to comment on your birding capabilities and supervisorial experience. The Southern Sierra Research Station is an Equal Opportunity Employer. www.southernsierraresearch.org
  3. Wanted Avian Supervisor -Threatened Yellow-billed Cuckoo updated Start Date May 15 to June 1 Job Description: Join us for an exciting summer on a long-term research project with the threatened Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo, one of the most interesting and challenging birds in the Southwest. We are currently seeking 1 Supervisors to join our team in conducting population monitoring of Yellow-billed Cuckoos on the lower Colorado River in AZ and CA. Supervisors must be available starting May 15 to June 1 and will work until August 15 or Aug 30. Some flexibility DOE. Primary duties: supervision of field crew, conducting Yellow-billed Cuckoo call-playback surveys, resighting color-banded cuckoos, nest finding and data entry. Qualifications: Required: BS degree Applicants must be enthusiastic and physically fit, have a solid work ethic, strong interpersonal skills, and excellent hearing and color vision. Previous avian field work (2-3 seasons), 1-2 seasons of supervisor experience, computer skills: data base, Excel, Arc GIS. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, a personal cell phone, and current First Aid/CPR Certification or complete a free course online (provided by SSRS) before the first day of work. If selected for hire, the supervisor must provide a State driving record. Preferred skills: MS degree, experience collecting data using tablets and Arc GIS or Collector, writing and editing skills, technical editing, publications, conducting bird surveys, working with secretive birds, resighting color-bands, using scopes, banding experience, Wilderness Responder. Potential Full time Employment: Applicant with a Master degree and an interested in full time employment may be eligible to apply after the completion of a successful 4 month field trial period. . Work Conditions: Shared field housing is based in Blythe CA, and per diem/hotels are provided for occasional overnight trips to other field locations. The position involves hiking off-trail, while carrying moderately heavy packs. Though some work is conducted at restoration sites you must be able to tolerate adverse conditions including high temperatures, high humidity, standing water and dense vegetation. You may encounter wild animals, snakes and biting insects: including bees, spiders and mosquitoes. All field work involves early morning rising, driving and sometimes hiking in the dark. Field work is done alone or in teams in remote area and applicants should feel comfortable working in remote locations. Surveyors work 5 consecutive days followed by 2 days off. We work 6-8 hours in the field daily in temperatures ranging from 70–110 F. Data is entered daily during and after returning from the field. Supervisors will be required to work as needed. Field housing and work vehicles are provided. We cannot accommodate pets. All supervisors will receive free USFWS-approved yellow-billed cuckoo survey training and CPR/first aid certification if needed. Starting salary: $ 2,600 to $2,900 per month DOE. To Apply Email a cover letter stating your birding skills and supervisorial experience. including dates of availability, and a resume including names, email and phone numbers of 3 references to: Diane Tracy [EM: ybcujobs (at) gmail.com] by May 10, 2019. We will review applications as received and begin hiring as a suitable applicant is found. Please combine documents into one file if possible (cover letter/resume/references), and include your name in the email subject and file name(s). We are unable to hire non-US citizens without a current Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Please make sure your references are current, notified and able to comment on your birding capabilities and supervisor experience. The Southern Sierra Research Station is an Equal Opportunity Employer. www.southernsierraresearch.org
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