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  1. CNLM is hiring an Avian Field Technician to assist with avian research and monitoring projects at a number of sites in western Washington and Oregon. Positions run from 13 April to 24 July 2020. Fieldwork will be primarily associated with monitoring of the federally listed streaked horned on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in South Puget Sound and in the lower Columbia River (LCR). Primary duties will include, but are not limited to: conducting bird surveys (lark standardized surveys, point counts, and line transects), mapping territories, finding and monitoring nests, re-sighting color-banded birds, conducting behavioral observations, sampling vegetation, and entering data. Field work will be conducted at prairie training sites and active airfields on JBLM and on deposition islands in the LCR. The applicant should be able to identify local grassland and oak bird species by sight and ear, or quickly learn. Technician will clearly collect data, meticulously manage it, and be detail oriented in observation and documentation. Successful applicants should have a keen interest in avian research and conservation, demonstrate excellent communication skills, be able to work independently and in a team setting, and be comfortable working on an active military base. Previous experience working with birds is preferred, but not required. Positions run from 13 April to 24 July 2020. Pay rate is $16.00-17.50/hr DOE, plus Benefits. Application deadline: Open until filled, but for fullest consideration please apply no later than March 6th, 2020. To apply submit a single document that includes a detailed letter of interest, current resumé, and three professional references (names, affiliations, and contact information) to: careers-avian@cnlm.org. The full job announcement can be viewed at: http://cnlm.org/donate-get-involved/opportunities/. All applications will be acknowledged.
  2. The Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM) is hiring an Avian Field Technician for a project investigating the effects of estuarine restoration on avian communities in north Puget Sound. Start date is 1 February 2020 and an approximate end date is 30 August 2020. Primary duties will include: conducting bird surveys using line transect, occupancy, point counts, and area search protocols, sampling vegetation, entering and summarizing data, coordinating with volunteers. Field work will be conducted in estuarine (marsh and tidal flat) and agricultural habitats in Skagit and Port Susan Bay in north Puget Sound. Technician will clearly collect data, meticulously manage it, and be detail oriented in observation and documentation. The technician should be able to identify waterfowl, shorebird, landbird, and marshbird species by sight and ear, or quickly learn. Previous experience working with birds is preferred. Successful applicants should have a keen interest in avian research and conservation, demonstrate excellent communication skills, and be able to work independently. Applicant should be comfortable working in a tidal environment, under frequently cold and rainy conditions. Previous experience working with birds is preferred, but not required. Personal vehicle required: mileage reimbursement is provided for work-related use of personal vehicle. Positions run from approximately 1 February to 30 August. Pay rate is $16.50-18.00/hr, DOE. Housing is not provided Application deadline: Open until filled, but for fullest consideration please apply no later than January 15, 2020. To apply submit a single document that includes a detailed letter of interest, current resumé, and three professional references (names, affiliations, and contact information) to: careers-avian@cnlm.org. For additional information contact Gary Slater, Avian Conservation Program Manager (gslater@cnlm.org, 305-213-8829) The full job announcement can be viewed at: http://cnlm.org/donate-get-involved/opportunities/. All applications will be acknowledged.
  3. CNLM is hiring Avian Field Technicians (4-6) to assist with avian research and monitoring projects at a number of sites in western Washington and Oregon. Positions run from 15 April to mid-August 2019, including but not limited to Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in South Puget Sound and in the lower Columbia River (LCR). Projects include: 1) demographic monitoring of the Federally Threatened streaked horned lark, Western bluebird, and Oregon vesper sparrow; and 2) breeding bird community study in prairie and oak woodlands. Primary duties will include, but are not limited to: conducting bird surveys (larks standardized surveys, point counts, and line transects), mapping territories, finding and monitoring nests, re-sighting color-banded birds, conducting behavioral observations, sampling vegetation, and entering data. Field work will be conducted at prairie training sites and active airfields on JBLM and on deposition islands in the LCR. The applicant should be able to identify local grassland and oak bird species by sight and ear, or quickly learn. Technician will clearly collect data, meticulously manage it, and be detail oriented in observation and documentation. Successful applicants should have a keen interest in avian research and conservation, demonstrate excellent communication skills, be able to work independently and in a team setting, and be comfortable working on an active military base. Previous experience working with birds is preferred, but not required. Positions run from 15 April to early-August. Pay rate is $16.00-17.50/hr DOE, plus Benefits. Application deadline: Open until filled, but for fullest consideration please apply no later than March 7, 2019. To apply submit a single document (As Word or PDF) that includes a detailed letter of interest, current resumé, and three professional references (names, affiliations, and contact information) to: careers-avian@cnlm.org. The full job announcement can be viewed at: http://cnlm.org/donate-get-involved/opportunities/. All applications will be acknowledged.
  4. Avian Field Technician needed to assist Center For Natural Lands Management (CNLM) with bird monitoring projects on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) and other South Puget Sound ownerships. Projects include: 1) demographic monitoring of the Federally Threatened streaked horned lark, western bluebird, and Oregon vesper sparrow and 2) monitoring species abundance and habitat relationships of breeding bird communities in prairie and oak woodland habitats. Other primary duties will include mapping territories, finding and monitoring nests and nest boxes, re-sighting color-banded birds, conducting behavioral observations, conducting bird surveys (point counts and line transects), sampling vegetation, and entering data. The technician may help coordinate volunteers monitoring nest boxes and assist with mist-netting and banding bluebirds. Field work will be conducted at prairie training sites and active airfields on JBLM. Technician will clearly collect data, meticulously manage it, and be detail oriented in observation and documentation. The position will also support habitat restoration activities, which may include invasive plant control, woodland understory enhancement and controlled burning. Qualifications: Only open to U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident. Successful applicants should have a keen interest in avian research and conservation, demonstrate excellent communication skills, be able to work independently and in a team setting, and be comfortable working on an active military base. The technician should be able to identify local grassland and oak bird species by sight and ear, or quickly learn. Successful applicant will need to submit to a criminal background check. Compensation: A taxable monthly stipend of $1,202 provided by Washington Service Corp. Upon successful completion of service, eligible members receive an educational award of $3,047. Basic health care provided. Housing is not provided. Position Term: 6 Months: 16 February to 15 August 2019 To Apply: Applications are only submitted through Washington Service Corps (https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=78201&fromSearch=true). We also recommend that applicants confirm their application submittal and send a one-page letter of interest and brief resume to Gary Slater (gslater@cnlm.org), Avian Conservation Program Manager, Center for Natural Lands Management (305-213-8829) to assist with the hiring process.
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