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  1. Bander: (1) Bander/Point Counter: Experience banding, mist net extraction, taking morphometric measurements, and collecting feather samples of small songbirds is required. Position also requires good color vision, ability to identify eastern birds by sight and sound, the ability to hike navigate, and work alone in rugged terrain and variable weather conditions, and an interest in avian ecology. Experience training new banders will make candidates very competitive. Duties will include: Operating 10, 12 m passive mist nets (4 days/wk), point-counts (1-2 days/wk), target netting warblers (1-2 days/wk), re-sighting color banded warblers, color banding target species, assisting graduate students with projects, and significant data entry. Banders can expect to handle 300+ birds from 30+ species in a season and encounter ~80 species during point count surveys. Position also necessitates attention to detail, self-motivation, a positive attitude, and the ability to work long days in the field. Field days will often begin before dawn. We are looking for someone who can be independent when needed but are able to work and live closely with co-workers. Work begins mid to late April 2022 and lasts until mid-July 2022. Shared housing, on-site transportation, and a salary of $12.50/hour will be provided. Assistants: (2) Field Technicians – The ability to identify most eastern birds by sight and sound required. Experience banding and extracting small passerines from mist nets is preferred. Position requires good color vision, ability to identify eastern birds by sight and sound, the ability to hike (on and off trail) and work alone in rugged terrain and variable weather conditions, and an interest in avian ecology. Duties will include: Assisting banders 4 days/wk, assisting graduate students (1-2 days/wk), re-sighting color banded warblers, assisting graduate students with projects, and significant data entry. Field technicians can expect to handle 75+ birds in a season and encounter ~80 species of songbirds during point count surveys. Position also necessitates attention to detail, self-motivation, a positive attitude, and the ability to work long days in the field. Field days will often begin before dawn. We are looking for technicians who can be independent when needed but are able to work and live closely with co-workers. Eagerness to learn many aspects of field work related to avian ecology is essential as well as interest in an immersive experience. Work begins mid to late April 2022 and lasts until mid-July 2022. Shared housing and a salary of $12.00/hour will be provided. Qualifications: Must have an Associate's degree or higher in a wildlife management related field, or be working towards such a degree. To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for 3 references as a single document to Heather Gaya at cardellina.canadensis@gmail.com Start date: 4/16/22 (flexible) End date: 7/15/22 Positions are open until filled.
  2. Title: Northern Bobwhite Research Technician Agency: Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia Location: Di-Lane Plantation WMA in Waynesboro, Georgia Job Category: Temporary/Seasonal Positions Salary: $10.25/hour, plus field housing Start Date: March 29, 2021 End Date: September 31, 2021 Last Day to Apply: Position will be open until filled Description: Seeking one Research Technician to assist with Northern Bobwhite trapping, radio-telemetry tracking, and nest searching and checking of Northern Bobwhite as well as other associated fieldwork as part of larger experimental studies. Data entry, equipment maintenance, and other various duties will be required upon request of the supervisors. Selected individuals will also gain numerous opportunities to interact directly with the Georgia DNR. Employees will be working with minimal supervision on site and so must be comfortable working independently. Previous experience with radio-telemetry is desired. Knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Excel, databases and ArcGIS is desired. Applicants must be comfortable occasionally working alone after dark. Applicants should be able to lift up to 25 lbs for brief periods and should be willing to work in inclement weather. Trapping: 20% Tracking: 30% Nest searching and monitoring: 30% Data entry: 10% Other fieldwork: 10% Qualifications: 1. An interest in game bird management and ecology and snake ecology 2. Previous telemetry, field research, and computer experience is preferred 3. Willingness to work with snakes 4. Individuals need a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record 5. An agreement/understanding of consumptive wildlife management practices 6. A positive attitude and willing to be a team player Benefits: 1. Free housing is available on-site. Documents needed: 1. Cover letter (1 page) including your earliest available start date. 2. Detailed resume with 3 references (please indicate your relationship to each) ***All applications should be submitted on the UGA Jobs website. To apply, visit https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/184781 to submit an application. Be sure to submit the cover letter and CV or your application will be rejected. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
  3. Salary: $10.25/hour (40 hrs a week) Start Date: May 5, 2021 End Date: July 5, 2021 Job Summary: Seeking up three (3) technicians to collect data on a few grassland bird species across several areas within the state of Indiana. Target species are Northern Bobwhite, Ring-necked Pheasant, Loggerhead Shrike, Henslow’s Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, Dickcissel, and Grasshopper Sparrow. The primary duties will be to perform point count surveys, operate and manage autonomous recording devices (ARUs), and coordinate with landowners, state and federal agency personnel, and university staff to gain access to participating landowner properties. This position requires travel throughout the sampling time frame. Successful applicants may assist with data management and manipulation. Individuals will have the opportunity to learn about designing large-scale wildlife research studies and private land conservation programs in the US. Primary duties: 1. Performing point count surveys 2. Operating ARUs 3. Communicating with landowners, agency staff, and university staff Willingness to travel extensively is required. Must be willing to perform field work in remote locations at early hours. Experience with point counts, bobwhite covey calls, or other forms of distance sampling is a plus. Must show attention to detail and strong organizational skills. Education and Experience: Some classes in Ecology, Biology, Wildlife, or similar field. Preferred Qualifications: 1. A completed associate degree or higher. 2. A positive attitude and a good work ethic 3. A strong interest in game bird management and ecology, wildlife, or related field 4. Experience with field work is preferred 5. Comfort with navigating off-road locations, especially in darkness or low light. 6. Experience with point counts, covey calls, or distance sampling is a plus. 7. Ability to communicate and interact with a diverse group of people (e.g., landowners, agency personnel) 8. Organization skills, attention to detail 9. A valid driver’s license and a good driving record Physical Demand: Driving long distances, early morning field work, carrying up to 25 lbs of field equipment. How to Apply: Fill out the questionnaire on the UGA jobs website, as well as upload a cover letter, resume or CV, and at least 3 references. https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/185252
  4. SEASONAL AVIAN ECOLOGIST (1) needed for a study of Canada warblers at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in the Southern Appalachians of western North Carolina. Field Technician – The ability to identify most eastern birds by sight and sound required. Experience banding and extracting small passerines from mist nets is preferred. Position requires good color vision, ability to identify eastern birds by sight and sound, the ability to hike and work alone in rugged terrain and variable weather conditions, and an interest in avian ecology. Duties will include: Assisting banders 4 days/wk, assisting graduate students (1-2 days/wk), re-sighting color banded warblers, assisting graduate students with projects, and significant data entry. Position also necessitates attention to detail, self-motivation, a positive attitude, and the ability to work long days in the field. Field days will often begin before dawn. We are looking for technicians who can be independent when needed but are able to work and live closely with co-workers. Eagerness to learn many aspects of field work related to avian ecology is essential as well as interest in an immersive experience. Start date: April 16, 2021 End date: July 15, 2021 Shared housing and a salary of $10.25/hour will be provided. Please send a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for 3 references as a single document to Heather Gaya at cardellina.canadensis@gmail.com
  5. Salary: $10.25/hour (40 hrs a week) Start Date: May 5, 2021 End Date: July 5, 2021 Job Summary: Seeking up three (3) technicians to collect data on a few grassland bird species across several areas within the state of Indiana. Target species are Northern Bobwhite, Ring-necked Pheasant, Loggerhead Shrike, Henslow’s Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, Dickcissel, and Grasshopper Sparrow. The primary duties will be to perform point count surveys, operate and manage autonomous recording devices (ARUs), and coordinate with landowners, state and federal agency personnel, and university staff to gain access to participating landowner properties. This position requires travel throughout the sampling time frame. Successful applicants may assist with data management and manipulation. Individuals will have the opportunity to learn about designing large-scale wildlife research studies and private land conservation programs in the US. Primary duties: 1. Performing point count surveys 2. Operating ARUs 3. Communicating with landowners, agency staff, and university staff Willingness to travel extensively is required. Must be willing to perform field work in remote locations at early hours. Experience with point counts, bobwhite covey calls, or other forms of distance sampling is a plus. Must show attention to detail and strong organizational skills. Education and Experience: Some classes in Ecology, Biology, Wildlife, or similar field. Preferred Qualifications: 1. A completed associate degree or higher. 2. A positive attitude and a good work ethic 3. A strong interest in game bird management and ecology, wildlife, or related field 4. Experience with field work is preferred 5. Comfort with navigating off-road locations, especially in darkness or low light. 6. Experience with point counts, covey calls, or distance sampling is a plus. 7. Ability to communicate and interact with a diverse group of people (e.g., landowners, agency personnel) 8. Organization skills, attention to detail 9. A valid driver’s license and a good driving record Physical Demand: Driving long distances, early morning field work, carrying up to 25 lbs of field equipment. How to Apply: Fill out the questionnaire on the UGA jobs website, as well as upload a cover letter, resume or CV, and at least 3 references. https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/185252
  6. Title: Northern Bobwhite Research Technician Agency: Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia Location: Di-Lane Plantation WMA in Waynesboro, Georgia Job Category: Temporary/Seasonal Positions Salary: $10.25/hour, plus field housing Start Date: March 29, 2021 End Date: September 31, 2021 Last Day to Apply: Position will be open until filled Description: Seeking one Research Technician to assist with Northern Bobwhite trapping, radio-telemetry tracking, and nest searching and checking of Northern Bobwhite as well as other associated fieldwork as part of larger experimental studies. Data entry, equipment maintenance, and other various duties will be required upon request of the supervisors. Selected individuals will also gain numerous opportunities to interact directly with the Georgia DNR. Employees will be working with minimal supervision on site and so must be comfortable working independently. Previous experience with radio-telemetry is desired. Knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Excel, databases and ArcGIS is desired. Applicants must be comfortable occasionally working alone after dark. Applicants should be able to lift up to 25 lbs for brief periods and should be willing to work in inclement weather. Trapping: 20% Tracking: 30% Nest searching and monitoring: 30% Data entry: 10% Other fieldwork: 10% Qualifications: 1. An interest in game bird management and ecology and snake ecology 2. Previous telemetry, field research, and computer experience is preferred 3. Willingness to work with snakes 4. Individuals need a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record 5. An agreement/understanding of consumptive wildlife management practices 6. A positive attitude and willing to be a team player Benefits: 1. Free housing is available on-site. Documents needed: 1. Cover letter (1 page) including your earliest available start date. 2. Detailed resume with 3 references (please indicate your relationship to each) ***All applications should be submitted on the UGA Jobs website. To apply, visit https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/184781 to submit an application. Be sure to submit the cover letter and CV or your application will be rejected. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
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