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  1. Location: Texas Duration: May 15-June 30 Job Type: Temporary Position Application Deadline: Until Filled Salary: Monthly salary $2000 with field housing included Job Description: Point count technicians needed for grassland bird and quail population monitoring as part of a coordinated bird monitoring effort to assess the impacts of grassland management in the Oaks and Prairies region of Texas. NOTE: FILLING OF POSITIONS IS CONTINGENT UPON CONTRACT AWARD. Primary duties: Early-morning, road-side point counts to survey bird communities in grasslands; afternoon vegetation surveys; and data entry. Other responsibilities may include (but are not limited to) equipment maintenance, managing databases, proofing entered data, etc. Candidates will be expected to work long hours with early starts in relatively difficult field conditions (e.g., high temperature, plenty of sun). Housing will be provided and may include hotels, bunkhouses, and other forms of field housing. As such, candidates should be flexible about housing and sharing rooms with other technicians. Preference will be shown for individuals that are willing to drive a personal vehicle to and from field sites. Mileage will be reimbursed. Personal vehicles should be in good condition and able to handle dirt/gravel roads. *Note that road conditions may be difficult in some areas depending on weather. This is an opportunity to be part of a large-scale grassland bird conservation effort involving partner conservation agencies and organizations in Texas and Oklahoma. Qualifications: Experience conducting avian point counts Experience with identification of Texas birds, especially grassland birds Estimating distances to detected birds Excellent navigational abilities Meticulous data collection skills Ability to work independently Good inter-personal skills Valid driver’s license Must be 18 years old or older and a US citizen Please send electronic copies (PDF) of the following in one document: A letter of interest Resume Names and contact information for three work references. Apply at: https://abcbirds.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=50
  2. Location: Texas Duration: May 15-June 30 Job Type: Temporary Position Application Deadline: Until Filled Salary: Monthly salary $2400 with field housing included Job Description: Crew leader needed for grassland bird and quail population monitoring as part of a coordinated bird monitoring effort to assess the impacts of grassland management in the Oaks and Prairies region of Texas. NOTE: FILLING OF POSITIONS IS CONTINGENT UPON CONTRACT AWARD. Primary duties: Early-morning, road-side point counts to survey bird communities in grasslands; afternoon vegetation surveys; and data entry. Field supervision of 3 technicians, training, and survey schedule with support from Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture Staff. Other responsibilities may include (but are not limited to) equipment maintenance, managing databases, proofing entered data, etc. Candidates will be expected to work long hours with early starts in relatively difficult field conditions (e.g., high temperature, plenty of sun). Housing will be provided and may include hotels, bunkhouses, and other forms of field housing. As such, candidates should be flexible about housing and sharing rooms with other technicians. Preference will be shown for individuals that are willing to drive a personal vehicle to and from field sites. Mileage will be reimbursed. Personal vehicles should be in good condition and able to handle dirt/gravel roads. *Note that road conditions may be difficult in some areas depending on weather. This is an opportunity to be part of a large-scale grassland bird conservation effort involving partner conservation agencies and organizations in Texas and Oklahoma. Point count surveys are conducted along roadside routes within 20+ counties. Job responsibilities may be concurrent: therefore, time management skills and ability to supervise quality data collection are imperative. Qualifications: Excellent time management skills Ability to oversee field technicians and fieldwork with minimal daily supervision Extensive experience conducting avian point counts Experience with leading a field crew Experience with identification of Texas birds, especially grassland birds Estimating distances to detected birds Excellent navigational abilities Meticulous data collection skills Ability to work independently Good inter-personal skills Valid driver’s license Must be 18 years old or older and a US citizen Please send electronic copies (PDF) of the following in one document: A letter of interest Resume Names and contact information for three work references. Apply at: https://abcbirds.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=51
  3. Location: Texas Duration: May 15-July 15 Job Type: Temporary Position Application Deadline: Until Filled Salary: Monthly salary $2000 with field housing included Job Description: Grassland conservation project evaluation technicians needed to monitor difference aspects of projects in pre-, mid-, and post-project stage. Data will be collected on pollinators, birds, vegetation, and human dimensions to assess project success. Projects occur in the Oaks and Prairies region of Texas, and evaluations will occur at projects across this geography. NOTE: FILLING OF POSITIONS IS CONTINGENT UPON CONTRACT AWARD. Primary duties: Early-morning, road-side point counts to survey bird communities in grasslands; afternoon vegetation surveys; pollinator surveys; landowner interviews; and data entry. Other responsibilities may include (but are not limited to) equipment maintenance, managing databases, proofing entered data, assisting conservation delivery specialists, etc. Candidates will be expected to work long hours with early starts in relatively difficult field conditions (e.g., high temperature, plenty of sun, intense hiking, etc.). Housing will be provided and may include hotels, bunkhouses, and other forms of field housing. As such, candidates should be flexible about housing and sharing rooms with other technicians. Technicians will be regularly interacting with American Bird Conservancy/Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture partner organizations/agencies and partner landowners. As such, technicians must have excellent interpersonal skills, as they will be expected to represent the Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture partners and may be required to professionally interact with landowners in person or over the phone. Preference will be shown for individuals that are willing to drive a personal vehicle to and from field sites. Mileage will be reimbursed. Personal vehicles should be in good condition and able to handle dirt/gravel roads. *Note that road conditions may be difficult in some areas depending on weather. This is an opportunity to be part of a large-scale grassland conservation effort involving partner conservation agencies and organizations in Texas and Oklahoma. This is a pilot study, so flexibility and patience will be an asset. Qualifications: Experience conducting avian point counts Experience with identification of Texas birds, especially grassland birds Estimating distances to detected birds Experience with pollinator surveys and pollinator identification Experience with Texas plant identification, especially grasses and forbs Excellent navigational abilities Meticulous data collection skills Ability to work independently Excellent inter-personal skills Prior experience performing interviews/surveys Valid driver’s license Must be 18 years old or older and a US citizen Please send electronic copies (PDF) of the following in one document: A letter of interest Resume Names and contact information for three work references. Apply at: https://abcbirds.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=52
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