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  1. Klamath Bird Observatory (www.KlamathBird.org) is seeking to fill a position with primary responsibilities to support ongoing work informing forest management and restoration to advance bird conservation in western ecosystems. The Restoration Ecologist and Partnerships Coordinator will engage with partnerships aimed at advancing oak and conifer forest restoration, as well as work toward new and diverse partnerships to promote forest resilience, fire management, forest economies, and human well-being. This work will contribute to a larger western program of Partners in Flight conservation delivery. Work will also include an emphasis on developing Tribal partnerships, including but not limited to, engagement in oak restoration. In addition, the ecologist will provide project support for long-term monitoring, applied ecology studies, and species-specific research. Core job duties include coordinating restoration partnerships (e.g. Klamath Siskiyou Oak Network) and contributing to forest collaboratives to provide expertise specific to bird conservation and the application of birds as focal species to inform planning and evaluate success. Grant writing and ongoing partnership building will be essential job duties. Depending on qualifications, the ecologist may contribute to study design, field survey training and oversight, data management and quality control, statistical analyses, report and manuscript writing, and community and scientific presentations. 2021 KBO Job Announcement Restoration Ecologist_posted.pdf
  2. KBO is seeking a permanent, full-time Bird Banding Research Biologist to join our team beginning fall 2020. Position Description: Klamath Bird Observatory (www.KlamathBird.org) seeks to fill a position with primary responsibilities to support ongoing avian long-term monitoring and applied ecology studies that advance bird conservation. The Bird Banding Research Biologist will oversee all aspects of our long-term (>25 years) bird banding program which currently includes running six constant-effort bird banding sites May-Oct. In addition, the Research Biologist will provide project support for species-specific studies that include color-banding and tagging and assist with programmatic development of a burgeoning Motus program. Job duties include recruitment, oversight and ongoing banding training for a seasonal crew of international student interns, management of KBO multi-facility Upper Klamath Field Station, data management and quality control, statistical analyses, report and manuscript writing, community and scientific presentations, grant writing, and ongoing partnership building. Field crews are based in the Upper Klamath Basin, Oregon and field work requires regular camping at remote banding sites. This position has split duty stations: Klamath Basin, Oregon (May-Oct) and Ashland, Oregon (Nov-Apr) and requires regular travel throughout southern Oregon and northern California. Annual salary $42,000 to $44,000 plus benefits. Job Duties (to include, but not limited to): Oversees all aspects of KBO’s long-term bird banding program Coordinates and manages field work including scheduling, data collection, data quality control, data entry, and data management Recruits and supervises seasonal interns including international students Coordinates a rigorous, academic-style intern training program based on the North American Banding Council (NABC) Curriculum Coordinates annual bird banding workshops and individual training instruction for external participants, also following the NABC Curriculum Collaborates with partners to implement NABC certification sessions Coordinates and oversees regular community outreach visits to banding stations Manages Upper Klamath Field Station, including of 3-4 facilities dispersed in the Upper Klamath Basin Manages a fleet of field vehicles throughout the year Facilitates permit needs for bird banding including application and annual reporting requirements Contributes to development, design, and review of research studies Assists with programmatic development and operations of a burgeoning Motus program Provides project support to species-specific color-banding and tagging projects Performs data analysis including banding, point count, and other avian monitoring data types Completes annual project reporting Produces manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals Presents research findings at scientific conferences Is responsible for grant writing and contract acquisition Markets science projects to partners and community Communicates bird conservation objectives and scientific findings to land managers Participates and holds leadership roles in local and regional professional networks Collaborates with the Science Director to set annual program-specific goals and objectives and develop and manage program budgets Minimum Qualifications Combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master’s or PhD in the Natural Sciences and an additional two years of project management North American Banding Council Trainer-level certification, or the equivalent in songbird banding and mist netting training ability and experience Must provide and maintain reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, and meet minimum driving record and insurance requirements Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Advanced written and oral communication skills Experience in personnel management and supervision of field crews Beginner to intermediate Spanish speaking skills Proficient with data entry and data management (Access, Excel, Bandit) Proficient with current statistical methods and analytical programs (e.g. R, ArcGIS) for advanced analyses of avian banding and count data Excellent scientific writing skills; experience with report and manuscripts Experience with study design and multiple avian monitoring methodologies (point count, area search, mist-netting and bird banding, and species-specific survey protocols) Must have good organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines Good attention to detail and ability to multi-task in a busy work environment Ability to represent KBO’s non-advocacy approach of conservation-relevant science to partners and the public Comfortable with public speaking in field, community, and professional settings Ability to develop, implement, track, and manage a budget for multiple projects within a program Ability to represent KBO to partners and the public, and within professional networks Knowledge of avian natural history and ecology Experience with grant writing Ability to maintain a positive attitude while working long days in the field, beginning before sunrise Willingness to live in a remote area and camp on a regular basis from May-October annually Willingness to manage multiple field residences including regular maintenance and rigorous implementation of established pest management protocols Good physical condition with ability to work in rough terrain in inclement weather, in areas with poison oak, ticks, biting/stinging insects, rattlesnakes, black bears, and cougars To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample (report or manuscript), and 3 professional references to Jaime Stephens (jlh@klamathbird.org) by September 4, 2020.
  3. KBO is seeking a permanent, full-time Field Technician to join our team beginning fall 2020. Position Description: Klamath Bird Observatory (www.KlamathBird.org) seeks to fill a position with primary responsibilities to support avian long-term monitoring and applied ecology studies to advance bird conservation. We are seeking an applicant that is excited to contribute to the many facets of field research both during and outside of the field season. The Field Technician will assist with managing day to day operations of our point count field crew and implement point count surveys as needed. Opportunities may be available to contribute to other bird survey methodologies depending on annual needs and applicant experience. The Field Technician will provide project support to KBO staff in data entry, data management, data analysis, GIS, study design, report writing, and other tasks. Applicant should be flexible to take on odd jobs as needed. This position is based in Ashland, Oregon and requires regular travel throughout southern Oregon and northern California during May through early-July. Annual salary $28,000 to $29,000 plus benefits. Job Duties (to include, but not limited to): Assist KBO Research Biologist with oversight and implementation of the point count field crew Assist with point count field training, including a two-week training at the onset of the field season and/or ongoing training throughout the season as determined by project needs annually Implement point count surveys as needed, extent of field work will vary from year to year Complete data entry and data management including quality control checks Lead professional and community science field trainings and public field trips Provide project support to KBO staff in data entry, data management, data analysis, GIS, study design, report writing, and other tasks Manage a fleet of field vehicles throughout the year Complete odd jobs (e.g. facility maintenance, office organization) as needed Communicate about KBO’s science to partners and community Minimum Qualifications Combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in the Natural Sciences Two seasons of point count experience and proficient with identification of western birds by sight and sound Willingness to work independently, or in a small team, camping on a regular basis from May-early July for field work Good physical condition with ability and positive attitude to work in rough terrain in inclement weather, in areas with poison oak, ticks, biting/stinging insects, rattlesnakes, black bears, and cougars Must provide and maintain reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, and meet minimum driving record and insurance requirements Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Must have good organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines Good attention to detail and ability to multi-task in a busy work environment Demonstrate resourcefulness and problem-solving in the field and with office tasks Good written and oral communication skills Experience in personnel management and supervision of field crews Proficient with data entry and data management (Access, Excel) Good scientific writing skills; experience with reporting Basic computer skills and understanding of file management Experience with mapping and study design in ArcGIS Ability to represent KBO’s non-advocacy approach of conservation-relevant science to partners and the public Experience leading professional and community science field trainings and public field trips Knowledge of avian natural history and ecology Experience with vehicle and building maintenance and minor repairs To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Jaime Stephens (jlh@klamathbird.org) by September 4, 2020.
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