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Marguerite Hendrie

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  1. Corvus Ecological Consulting is seeking several qualified field biologists for a project looking at the interaction between Common Ravens and desert tortoise throughout the Mojave Desert region. All applicants should have an interest and basic knowledge of avian communities with particular emphasis on raptors and Common Ravens. Duration of employment will be from approximately mid March to mid May. Applicant review will begin immediately. Work is full time up to 10 hours per day Monday through Friday. Applicant will be part of a team but will also be required to work alone so good communication skills are essential. Field workers will be required to camp (often alone) in remote portions of the study area. Workers may be asked to perform a variety of tasks on various projects, so flexibility is necessary. Work will include driving over rough unmaintained roads, hiking in rough terrain, and dealing with temperature extremes. We seek applicants with the following qualifications: • Prior avian field experience and demonstrable birding skills • Prior camping experience and possession of personal camping equipment • Minimum of B.S. in Biology and at least 2 seasons of paid experience in field ornithology (field experience as part of a college course or volunteer experience not counted as part of the 2 years) • Must be physically fit with the ability to hike 10-12 miles per day over steep and rocky terrain • Ability to work independently at remote field sites • Skill and experience with topographic maps, GPS units, and compass. • Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and experience driving 4WD vehicles. • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail • Communication skills, the ability to work well with others, and a healthy dose of common sense are paramount for a successful candidate • Genuine interest in birds and plants and a desire to collect quality data in a timely manner. • Data collection is performed on a smart phone or other handheld device, so good eyesight and an ability to use this technology is crucial to success. • Tech savvy The following qualifications are preferred, but not required: • Prior field experience with desert tortoise • Technical rock-climbing experience • Experience with remote game cameras • Prior experience in the Mojave Desert of Southern California or Nevada • Advanced birding skills • Personal field equipment such as gps units, binoculars, spotting scopes, laptop computer and ipod Touch or smartphone (Apple or Android) • Familiarity with Garmin’s “Basecamp” software • Experience with field data collection using Pendragon FormsVI or other handheld data collection systems • Wilderness First Aid or First Responder training Hourly compensation $20-30/ hr (+ overtime according to CA state law), depending on experience, plus a $35 per diem stipend. Camping only, no lodging is provided. You must provide all your own camping gear. It is preferred for candidates to have a reliable 4WD vehicle of their own. In this case, a fuel card will be provided as well as a wear and tear stipend (reimbursed expenses for use of a personal vehicle). Otherwise, a vehicle will be provided. To apply please send a cover letter, résumé, and list of 3 references with phone numbers and email addresses to jobs@corvusecological.com. In the subject line, indicate that you are interested in the raven project position. No phone calls please. References, cover letter and résumé should specifically address the qualifications outlined in this announcement and the candidate’s experience with any or all of them. The preferred method of attachment is as a single document or a zip file of separate documents. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled or until March 15th 2021, whichever comes first.
  2. Corvus Ecological Consulting is seeking two qualified field biologists for an avian fatality monitoring project in Desert Center, California. We seek to fill two positions: Project Manager and Surveyor. The project will commence February 22, 2021 and the expected duration of the project is 2 years although we are accepting applications for those wishing to perform the duties for shorter duration. It is estimated that work will average 40 hours per week, five days per week. Applicants will be required to respect all COVID-19 protocols and CDC guidelines involving social distancing and mask wearing. Anyone not prepared to follow COVID-19 guidelines should not apply. A COVID test must be taken within three days of the start date and a negative result must be presented on the first day of work. The Project Manager will be responsible for overall project coordination and conducting carcass persistence and searcher efficiency field trials. The Project Manager will be responsible for the oversight of 1-3 surveyors. Additional tasks include report writing, data entry, data review, game camera management, photo management, transportation of injured birds to rehabilitation facilities, Common Raven surveys, trial specimen management and trial specimen procurement. Additional tasks may be added as the project progresses. The successful candidate will be good at scheduling, problem solving, have a strong work ethic and positive attitude, and have attention to detail. Field Surveyor primary duties will include conducting transects to locate bird and bat fatalities within the project boundary, carcass collection, data entry, game camera management, capture and release of stranded birds, transportation of injured birds to rehabilitation facilities and Common Raven surveys. The ideal candidate will have good attention to detail and the ability to concentrate while performing monotonous tasks in adverse weather conditions. This work takes place in the Mojave Desert of Southern California and is year-round including summer months where temperatures often exceed 110˚ F. Applicants should have experience working in extreme climates. Minimum requirements for both positions are: Ability to walk 10 miles per day (average 40 miles per week) on uneven terrain Have exceptional knowledge and experience with avian communities of the Mojave Desert Ability to identify birds of the Mojave Desert by sight Have experience with GPS units, basecamp software, and topographic maps Experience with digital data collection systems or databases Bachelor of Science in biology or related field A minimum of 2 years of field experience working with birds. Work conducted as part of a university course is not included, thesis or dissertation experience can be included. Have a keen eye for details A valid driver’s license and clean driving record Have experience working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds Preference will be given to candidates that have experience conducting avian surveys on renewable energy facilities especially, related to fatality monitoring. Applicants for the Project Manager position must have at least two years of experience with avian fatality monitoring. Compensation includes: Shared housing in Desert Center, CA Surveyor - $4,300/ month salaried position Project Manager - $5,830/month salaried position Reimbursement for personal vehicle use - $0.56/ mile (onsite project miles only) To apply please send a cover letter, résumé, and list of 3 references with phone numbers and email addresses to jobs@corvusecological.com. In the subject line, indicate whether you are interested in the Project Manager or the Field Surveyor Position. No phone calls please. References, cover letter and résumé should specifically address the qualifications outlined in this announcement and the candidate’s experience. If the minimum requirements outlined above with respect to field experience are not demonstrated in application packet, you will not be contacted for an interview. The preferred method of attachment is as a single document or a zip file of separate documents. Applications will be accepted immediately until February 22, 2021.
  3. Corvus Ecological Consulting is seeking two qualified field biologists for an avian fatality monitoring project in Desert Center, California. We seek to fill two positions: Project Manager and Surveyor. The project will commence February 22, 2021 and the expected duration is 2 years. It is estimated that work will average 40 hours per week, five days per week. Applicants will be required to respect all COVID-19 protocols and CDC guidelines involving social distancing and mask wearing. Anyone not prepared to follow COVID-19 guidelines should not apply. A COVID test must be taken within three days of the start date and a negative result must be presented on the first day of work. The Project Manager will be responsible for overall project coordination and conducting carcass persistence and searcher efficiency field trials. The Project Manager will be responsible for the oversight of 1-3 surveyors. Additional tasks include report writing, data entry, data review, game camera management, photo management, transportation of injured birds to rehabilitation facilities, Common Raven surveys, trial specimen management and trial specimen procurement. Additional tasks may be added as the project progresses. The successful candidate will be good at scheduling, problem solving, have a strong work ethic and positive attitude, and have attention to detail. Field Surveyor primary duties will include conducting transects to locate bird and bat fatalities within the project boundary, carcass collection, data entry, game camera management, capture and release of stranded birds, transportation of injured birds to rehabilitation facilities and Common Raven surveys. The ideal candidate will have good attention to detail and the ability to concentrate while performing monotonous tasks in adverse weather conditions. This work takes place in the Mojave Desert of Southern California and is year-round including summer months where temperatures often exceed 110˚ F. Applicants should have experience working in extreme climates. Minimum requirements for both positions are: Ability to walk 10 miles per day (average 40 miles per week) on uneven terrain Have exceptional knowledge and experience with avian communities of the Mojave Desert Ability to identify birds of the Mojave Desert by sight Have experience with GPS units, basecamp software, and topographic maps Experience with digital data collection systems or databases Bachelor of Science in biology or related field A minimum of 2 years of field experience working with birds. Work conducted as part of a university course is not included, thesis or dissertation experience can be included. Have a keen eye for details A valid driver’s license and clean driving record Have experience working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds Preference will be given to candidates that have experience conducting avian surveys on renewable energy facilities especially, related to fatality monitoring. Applicants for the Project Manager position must have at least two years of experience with avian fatality monitoring. Compensation includes: Shared housing in Desert Center, CA Surveyor - $52,000/ year salaried position Project Manager - $70,000.00/ year salaried position Reimbursement for personal vehicle use - $0.56/ mile (onsite project miles only) To apply please send a cover letter, résumé, and list of 3 references with phone numbers and email addresses to jobs@corvusecological.com. In the subject line, indicate whether you are interested in the Project Manager or the Field Surveyor Position. No phone calls please. References, cover letter and résumé should specifically address the qualifications outlined in this announcement and the candidate’s experience. If the minimum requirements outlined above with respect to field experience are not demonstrated in application packet, you will not be contacted for an interview. The preferred method of attachment is as a single document or a zip file of separate documents. Applications will be accepted immediately until February 22, 2021.
  4. I think you might be surprised if you spent some time on a Mojave DT job, how many of the people are actually avid birders and would prefer to be doing avian fieldwork if they found some that paid what some firms pay for tortoise biologists (although this particular position is more modest than most). For many, Desert Tortoise biology funds their birding hobby 🙂.
  5. I definitely considered this before posting the job, but reviewing other jobs on the site--native seed collector, director of information technology for Defenders of Wildlife, not all the jobs on here are strictly bird related. It required admin approval, so I assume someone deemed it appropriate enough, but it is also fine to remove it. It is simply here to advertise a paid position.
  6. Corvus Ecological Consulting is seeking several qualified field biologists for a Mojave Desert Tortoise project in California and Nevada. Applicants MUST have demonstrable experience with Mojave Desert Tortoise. We will discard any applicants that do not have this experience. Duration of project is expected to be two weeks starting as early as September 28, 2020, but dates are flexible, and project may extend beyond anticipated end date. Work is full time up to 12 hours per day Monday through Friday. Applicant will be part of a team but will also be required to work alone and respect ALL Covid 19 protocols and CDC guidelines involving social distancing and mask wearing. Anyone NOT prepared to follow Covid 19 guidelines should NOT apply. Field workers will be required to camp and must possess personal camping equipment suitable for desert camping. Work may include driving over rough, unmaintained roads, hiking in rough terrain, and dealing with temperature extremes. A per diem will be provided as well as a vehicle stipend for workers possessing their own 4WD, high clearance, reliable vehicle. There will be two types of positions: desert tortoise presence/absence surveys and construction compliance monitoring. Desert tortoise survey field workers will be required to hike in rough terrain for extended periods. Fieldworkers should · Be Physically fit · Have exceptional knowledge of desert tortoise sign. · Have experience with GPS units, basecamp software, and topographic maps Construction monitoring field workers are expected to · Have knowledge of rules and regulations concerning construction activities in desert tortoise habitat · Have a keen eye for details · Possess the ability to confront non-compliant workers in a helpful and non-confrontational way · Have experience working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds All applicants should have the following: · A positive attitude · The ability to take direction · A valid driver’s license and clean driving record Compensation will be $35/hour plus a daily per diem and vehicle stipend if applicable. To apply please send a cover letter, résumé, and list of 3 references with phone numbers and email addresses to jobs@corvusecological.com. In the subject line, indicate that you are interested in the desert tortoise position. You can specify in the body of the email whether you prefer presence absence surveys or construction monitoring. No phone calls please. References, cover letter and résumé should specifically address the qualifications outlined in this announcement and the candidate’s experience. Again, please do NOT apply if you do NOT have experience with Mojave Desert Tortoise surveys. The preferred method of attachment is as a single document or a zip file of separate documents. Applications will be accepted immediately until October 5, 2020.
  7. Corvus Ecological Consulting, LLC (CEC) is a fully-insured, independently owned biological consulting firm located in Flagstaff Arizona. We are a registered contractor with the California Secretary of State and perform work throughout the southwest, including California and Nevada. CEC is a registered small business through the System for Award Management (SAM). We are currently seeking résumés from individuals who hold a current USFWS Endangered Species Act section 10(a)(1)(A) endangered species permit to conduct Southwestern Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) surveys for a project to conduct protocol level surveys in Mesquite, Nevada in 2020. This work is for the current year only at this time. Please only biologists who have the necessary permits should contact us at this time. Please include a copy of your current permit, résumé, and salary requirements. Send a cover letter, copy of your permit, résumé, and salary requirements to jobs@corvusecological.com
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