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  1. The University of Montana Bird Ecology Lab (UMBEL) is hiring one experienced point count technician to conduct surveys for songbirds in high-elevation sagebrush habitats of southwestern Montana. The project is located near Dillon, MT on a mix of private and public lands in some of the wildest and most scenic montane landscapes in the region. Duties include conducting point counts, habitat sampling, and data entry, and entails travel by 4WD on rough two-track roads and off-trail hiking up to several miles in mountainous terrain. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a regional sagebrush conservation effort with many partners. The position will start May 22 and extend to August, with flexibility on end date. Monthly salary of $2,340-$2,770 ($13.50- $16+/hour), DOE. Housing will be provided, but frequent camping will be required. We will reimburse all work-related travel costs including a $23/day camping per diem. Qualifications All applicants must have at least one season of experience conducting point counts, and ability to identify western bird species by sight and sound. Applicants with previous experience in sagebrush systems preferred. This is physically demanding work that requires daily hiking in steep terrain, working alone in remote areas, and excellent navigational skills. Applicants must be self-motivated, have experience implementing field work independently under changing field conditions, and possess strong organizational skills. A valid driver’s license is required. To Apply Please email an application as a single document/file (word or pdf) that includes a cover letter addressing qualifications specific to this position, a resume, and contact information for 3 references. Applications should be sent to Anna Noson at anna.noson@umontana.edu with “Point Count Technician” in the subject line. Feel free to contact us with any questions. You can also learn more about our organization and projects at our website http://hs.umt.edu/birdecologylab/ or follow us on Facebook! Edited 23 hours ago by Univ of Montana Bird Ecology Lab
  2. The University of Montana Bird Ecology Lab (UMBEL) is hiring two experienced technicians to conduct point count surveys for songbirds in high-elevation sagebrush habitats of southwestern Montana to assess songbird community response to conifer woodland removal projects. The project areas are located south of Dillon, MT on a mix of private and public lands. in some of the wildest and most scenic montane landscapes in the region. Duties include conducting point counts, habitat sampling, and data entry, and entails travel by 4WD on rough two-track roads and off-trail hiking up to several miles in mountainous terrain. Work will extend from mid-May to end of July, with some flexibility for start/end date. Monthly salary of $2,340-$2,770 ($13.50- $16+/hour), DOE. Housing will be provided, but frequent camping will be required. We will reimburse all work-related travel costs including a $23/day camping per diem. Qualifications All applicants must have at least one season of experience conducting point counts, and ability to identify western bird species by sight and sound. Applicants with previous experience in sagebrush systems preferred. This is physically demanding work that requires daily hiking in steep terrain, working alone in remote areas, and excellent navigational skills. Applicants must be self-motivated, have experience implementing field work independently under changing field conditions, and possess strong organizational skills. A valid driver’s license is required. To Apply Please email an application as a single document/file (word or pdf) that includes a cover letter addressing qualifications specific to this position, a resume, and contact information for 3 references. Applications should be sent to Tricia Rodriguez at: umbirdecologylab@gmail.com with “Sagebrush Tech” in the subject line. If you are applying for more than one job with UMBEL, please submit a separate application for each position. Feel free to contact us with any questions. You can also learn more about our organization and projects at our website http://hs.umt.edu/birdecologylab/ or follow us on Facebook! Edited 23 hours ago by Univ of Montana Bird Ecology Lab
  3. The University of Montana Bird Ecology Lab (UMBEL) is in search of a field technician to assist on a pilot study for an intermountain grassland songbird project occurring this spring and summer in western Montana. Located on a large conservation property in the Bitterroot Valley 45 minutes south of Missoula, this position is an exciting opportunity to participate in a unique multi-disciplinary research and outreach program designed to guide restoration and management of private lands for wildlife. We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated songbird nest searcher. Primary duties will include locating and monitoring grassland songbird nests; developing field protocols; potentially setting up and maintaining nest cameras; and measuring vegetation. Work will entail extensive daily hiking in rugged terrain, and requires keen observational skills to detect bird behavior. Interested technicians will have opportunities to participate in other research including bird banding and possibly trips to other field sites in Montana. Work will begin in mid-May and continue through mid- July 2020, with some flexibility for start/end date. Pay will be $11-13/ hour depending on experience. We will provide either shared housing or a lodging stipend, and a work vehicle to get to/from the field site. Qualifications Experience nest searching in grassland systems is highly desired. Must be physically capable of hiking several miles a day. Enthusiastic and positive attitude to work early hours in challenging field conditions is a must. Individuals applying for this position must have excellent communication skills with supervisor and work well both independently and as a team. Valid driver’s license required. To Apply To apply, please submit: 1. Cover Letter (Please include why you are interested in this project, your desired position, as well as your relevant experience.) 2. Resume/CV 3. Three Professional References (Please include name, email address, and telephone numbers) Please send application materials in a single document to Maggie Blake at umbirdecologylab@gmail.com with “Grassland Songbird Tech” in subject line. If you are applying for more than one job with UMBEL, please submit separate applications for each position. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
  4. The University of Montana Bird Ecology Lab (UMBEL) is in search of a field technician to assist on a Brown-head Cowbird research project occurring this spring and summer in western Montana. Located on a large conservation property in the Bitterroot Valley 45 minutes south of Missoula, this position is an exciting opportunity to participate in a unique multi-disciplinary research and outreach program designed to guide restoration and management of private lands for wildlife. We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated bander to actively catch adult birds. The bander will use playback calls with strategic net placement to successfully catch targeted individuals. The bander will be expected to band, bleed, and take morphological measurements on both nestlings and adult birds. Additionally, we will be attaching nanotags (transmitter units compatible with the Motus network) to adult birds. Work requires ability to carry heavy equipment and entails extensive hiking in rugged terrain. Work will begin in mid-May and continue through mid-July 2020, with some flexibility for start/end date. Pay will be $13-15/ hour depending on experience. We will provide either shared housing or a lodging stipend, and work vehicle to get to/from the field site. Qualifications Experience banding birds, including target-netting, and prior experience attaching transmitters is highly desired. Must be physically capable of hiking several miles a day. Enthusiastic and positive attitude to work early hours in challenging field conditions is a must. Individuals applying for this position must have excellent communication skills with supervisor and work well both independently and as a team. Valid driver’s license required. To Apply To apply, please submit: 1. Cover Letter (Please include why you are interested in this project, your desired position, as well as your relevant experience.) 2. Resume/CV 3. Three Professional References (Please include name, email address, and telephone numbers) Please send application materials in a single document to Maggie Blake at umbirdecologylab@gmail.com with “BHCO Tech” in subject line. If you are applying for more than one job with UMBEL, please submit separate applications for each position. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
  5. The University of Montana Bird Ecology Lab (UMBEL) is hiring two experienced technicians to conduct point count surveys for songbirds in high-elevation sagebrush habitats of southwestern Montana to assess songbird community response to conifer woodland removal projects. The project areas are located south of Dillon, MT on a mix of private and public lands. in some of the wildest and most scenic montane landscapes in the region. Duties include conducting point counts, habitat sampling, and data entry, and entails travel by 4WD on rough two-track roads and off-trail hiking up to several miles in mountainous terrain. Work will extend from mid-May to end of July, with some flexibility for start/end date. Monthly salary of $2,340-$2,770 ($13.50- $16/hour), DOE. Housing will be provided, but frequent camping will be required. We will reimburse all work-related travel costs including a $23/day camping per diem. Qualifications All applicants must have at least one season of experience conducting point counts, and ability to identify western bird species by sight and sound. Applicants with previous experience in sagebrush systems preferred. This is physically demanding work that requires daily hiking in steep terrain, working alone in remote areas, and excellent navigational skills. Applicants must be self-motivated, have experience implementing field work independently under changing field conditions, and possess strong organizational skills. A valid driver’s license is required. To Apply Please email an application as a single document/file (word or pdf) that includes a cover letter addressing qualifications specific to this position, a resume, and contact information for 3 references. Applications should be sent to Tricia Rodriguez at: umbirdecologylab@gmail.com with “Sagebrush Tech” in the subject line. If you are applying for more than one job with UMBEL, please submit a separate application for each position. Feel free to contact us with any questions. You can also learn more about our organization and projects at our website http://hs.umt.edu/birdecologylab/ or follow us on Facebook!
  6. Project Overview The University of Montana Bird Ecology Lab (UMBEL) is hiring a nest monitoring technician to assist with a long-term study of avian response to habitat restoration in wooded draws of western Montana. Located on a large conservation property in the Bitterroot Valley 45 minutes south of Missoula, this position is an exciting opportunity to participate in a unique multi-disciplinary research and outreach program designed to guide restoration and management of private lands for wildlife. Primary duties will include: locating and monitoring songbird nests of five focal species, setting up and maintaining nest cameras, and measuring vegetation. Work will entail extensive daily hiking in rugged terrain, and requires keen observational skills to detect bird behavior. Interested technicians will have opportunities to participate in other research including bird banding and possibly trips to other field sites in Montana, and we especially encourage those interested in photography and writing to apply. Work will begin in early May and continue through July 2020, with some flexibility for start/end date. Salary is $1,500-1,700/ month depending on experience. We will provide shared housing or a lodging reimbursement up to $500/mo. We provide a work vehicle to get to/from the field sites. Qualifications Previous field experience with songbirds, especially nest studies, is preferred. Must be physically capable of hiking several miles a day, passionate about songbird behavior and ecology, willing to work early hours in challenging field conditions, and enrolled or with a degree in biology, ecology, or related field. Valid driver’s license required. To Apply Please send an application as a single document/file (word or pdf is fine) which includes a brief cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for 3 professional references. In the cover letter, please tell us why you are interested in this position and describe any relevant experience that is not in your resume. Applications should be sent to Tricia Rodriguez at umbirdecologylab@gmail.com, with "Woody Draw Tech-2" in the subject line. If you are applying for more than one job with UMBEL, please submit separate applications for each position. We look forward to receiving your application! Feel free to contact us with any questions. You can find out more about our organization and our projects on UMBEL's website, or follow us on Facebook!
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