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Subject: Birdjobs -- February 11, 2016
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:18:43 -0500
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FIELD TECHNICIANS for AVIAN STUDY: BLACK-CAPPED VIREOS
  at University of Central Oklahoma.  Website: http://www.uco.edu/ 
Location: Wichita Mountains, OK.  Duration: May to July/early Aug, 2016; 
approximately 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. 
Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Long-term survey 
and monitoring project of the endangered Black-capped Vireo in the 
Wichita Mountains, southwestern Oklahoma--conducted since 1988. 
Individual will be expected to survey for and map vireo territories, 
monitor reproductive success for a subset of territories, (option to) 
capture and band vireos, record and transcribe data accurately, maintain 
field notes, use GPS units; and be able to traverse rocky terrain. 
Specific instruction and training provided. The Wichita Mountains are a 
unique ecosystem in the southern plains, and hold the last remaining 
viable population of Black-capped Vireos in Oklahoma. Approximate 3 
month position.  Qualifications: Individual should have: field skills in 
bird identification by sight and sound; nest-finding experience; 
capacity to use GPS units and download to computer software; 
data-management skills; ability to manage data entry and organization, 
and interpretation of observations; ability to traverse rocky terrain. 
Specific instruction and training provided. Previous experience in 
working with endangered Black-capped Vireos useful.  Compensation: 
$2000-$2500/month; housing and transportation (or transportation 
expenses) on-site are also provided.  Apply to Dr. JOSEPH GRZYBOWSKI, 
University of Central Oklahoma (EM: j_grzybowski AT sbcglobal.net) 
Provide cover letter, CV/Resume and names, addresses, emails of at least 
3 references. Direct any materials and questions to email address; 
include phone if direct contact preferred. Application review will begin 
by late January and continue until suitable applicants accept positions.

FIELD SUPERVISOR for AVIAN STUDY: BLACK-CAPPED VIREOS  at University of 
Central Oklahoma,  Website: http://www.uco.edu/  Location: Wichita 
Mountains, OK,  Duration: 4 months,  Job Type: Seasonal, Application 
Deadline: 28 Feb 2016,  Job Description: Long-term survey and monitoring 
project of the endangered Black-capped Vireo in the Wichita Mountains, 
southwestern Oklahoma--conducted since 1988. Project times from late 
April/early May to end of August. Individual will be expected to 
supervise other field personnel, survey for and map vireo territories, 
monitor reproductive success for a subset of territories, (option to) 
capture and band vireos, manage and maintain databases obtained, and 
support creation of tables and figures for final report. Specific 
instruction and training provided. The Wichita Mountains are a unique 
ecosystem in the southern plains, and hold the last remaining viable 
population of Black-capped Vireos in Oklahoma.  Qualifications: 
Individual should have: field skills in bird identification by sight and 
sound; nest-finding experience; experience in supervising daily schedule 
of field assistants; capacity to train others in field and data 
organization techniques; capacity to use GPS units and download to 
computer software; data-management skills; ability to manage data entry 
and organization, and interpretation of observations; ability to 
traverse rocky terrain; develop materials and maps for project report. 
Specific instruction and training provided. Previous experience in 
working with endangered Black-capped Vireos useful. Compensation: 
$2500-$3000/month; housing and transportation (or transportation 
expenses) on-site are also provided.   Apply to Dr. JOSEPH GRZYBOWSKI, 
University of Central Oklahoma (EM:  j_grzybowski AT sbcglobal.net). 
Provide cover letter, CV/Resume and names, addresses, emails of at least 
3 references. Direct any materials and questions to email address; 
include phone if direct contact preferred. Review of applications will 
begin by late January/early February and continue until suitable 
applicant accepts position.

SPOT-MAPPING AND NEST SEARCHING TECHNICIAN  at University of Montana 
Bird Ecology Lab.  Location: Bitterroot Valley, Western Montana 
Duration: May - July 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 1 
Apr 2016.  Job Description: SONGBIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN needed from 
early-May to mid-July 2015 to study avian response to restoration of 
woody draws in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana. Technician will work 
with project biologists to map focal bird locations and behaviors using 
a touch-screen device, perform nest searches, monitor nests, measure 
habitat features, and possibly assist targeted banding efforts. This 
project is part of a larger restoration monitoring program located on a 
private ranch along the Bitterroot River in western Montana, and 
interested applicants will also have an opportunity to participate in 
other bird monitoring projects. The work involves extensive daily hiking 
in rugged terrain, and keen observational skills to detect bird 
behavior. Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have experience 
conducting bird surveys (ability to identify western bird species by 
sight and sound), spot-mapping and locating/monitoring songbird nests, 
and knowledge of western flora. Applicants must be able to work alone, 
follow detailed protocols, and hike uneven terrain. A valid driver’s 
license, binoculars, and a strong work ethic are required. Compensation: 
Salary is $1,600-1,900/month depending on experience, and provided 
housing or lodging reimbursement up to $400/mo.  To Apply: Please email 
a cover letter addressing qualifications specific to this position, 
resume, and contact information for 3 references as a single document to 
TRICIA RODRIGUEZ (EM: tricia.rodriguez AT mso.umt.edu). Positions open 
until filled.

M.S. ASSISTANTSHIP IN WATERFOWL ECOLOGY/RADAR ORNITHOLOGY  at University 
of Delaware.  Website: http://sites.udel.edu/aeroecologyprogram/  
Location: Newark, DE. Duration: 2 years.  Job Type: Student.  
Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2016.  Job Description: The University of 
Delaware has a two-year M.S. graduate research student position in 
Wildlife Ecology to begin Fall 2016 (late August). The student will help 
conduct a study in collaboration with University of California Davis and 
USGS to map winter waterfowl distributions using weather surveillance 
radar within the Central Valley of California. The primary goal of the 
overarching project is to develop an “early-warning” system for 
commercial poultry facilities that are in proximity to waterfowl 
potentially-infected with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. However, 
given the recent drought conditions in CA, the student will be expected 
to develop a thesis project focused on modeling population size and 
spatial distribution of wintering waterfowl over the last 23 years in 
relation to the amount and distribution of surface water. The student 
will be primarily responsible for processing and analyzing radar data 
using established methods. This position will not involve any field 
work.  Qualifications: Applicants must have a B.A/B.S. in wildlife 
ecology, biology or a related field. Experience with GIS, R statistical 
software, radar, and waterfowl biology is preferred. Strong quantitative 
skills and a strong work ethic are essential.  Compensation: Salary is 
~$24,000/year plus tuition waiver and reduced-cost health care 
benefits.  To Apply: Please email application materials (resume, copies 
of transcripts, GRE scores, and contact information for 3 references) to 
Dr. JEFFREY BULER (EM: jbuler AT udel.edu), Department of Entomology and 
Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, 250 Townsend Hall, Newark, DE 
19716.

SHOREBIRD MONITORING AND STEWARDSHIP TECHNICIAN  at American Bird 
Conservancy.  Website: http://www.abcbirds.org  Location: Bon Secour 
NWR, AL.  Duration: 5-6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application 
Deadline: 12 Feb 2016.  Job Description: The position is generally 40-45 
hours per week and requires working weekends and holidays (Memorial Day 
or July 4th) – Tuesday through Saturday work schedule, March through 
August/September 2016. During some busy holidays and weekends, 
additional hours will be required and agreed upon at that time. Primary 
duties will include identifying, posting, maintaining, and monitoring 
beach-nesting bird nesting locations throughout BSNWR. The technician 
will work closely with USFWS, BSNWR, and other relevant stakeholders on 
all activities. Shorebird surveys will be conducted weekly following a 
protocol. The technician must be able to re-sight banded birds and 
follow marked or unmarked birds and broods. Nest fate monitoring will 
occur at several units on the refuge and strict adherence to a protocol 
is expected. The technician may assist in occasional trapping and 
banding efforts of Snowy Plovers. The technician will perform 
opportunistic outreach with refuge visitors while working to educate 
people about beach-nesting birds. This may also entail some conflict 
resolution in asking people not to enter posted nesting areas. In the 
event, a nesting tern colony is established at the refuge, the 
individual will work closely with USFWS, BSNWR, and other stakeholders 
to train volunteer bird stewards and coordinate volunteer stewardship 
activities and shifts. The technician will serve as the lead bird 
steward. The technician may assist in presenting interpretive programs 
to park visitors and participate in community events to educate the 
public. The position may require the technician to conduct several 
informative presentations to local community and/or school groups about 
beach-nesting birds. The technician will be required to maintain field 
data (in the field and electronically), perform some basic data 
analysis, and prepare interim and final reports submitted to American 
Bird Conservancy. Other duties as assigned by USFWS, BWNWR, and ABC.  
Qualifications: The applicant should have a Bachelor’s degree in 
Environmental Studies, Natural Resources, Wildlife Sciences, or a 
related discipline, be interested in avian research and conservation, 
and comfortable working with the general public to teach them about 
beach-nesting birds. Experience with shorebird identification, 
surveying, locating nests, following broods, and re-sighting banded 
beach-nesting birds is highly desirable. Having some banding and bird 
handling experience is desirable, but not required. Applicant must be 
comfortable communicating and working with recreational beach users, 
volunteers, community members, and staff of multiple partner 
organizations – strong verbal communication skills are a must. A 
significant portion of time will be spent viewing birds through 
binoculars and high-powered scopes, and standing and walking outside 
along long stretches of beach habitat in hot, sunny conditions. Weather 
conditions vary and may include cold, strong winds, rain and storms, 
heat, and high humidity – biting insects will be prevalent throughout 
the season. Candidate will be able to physically and mentally work in 
these conditions. Basic Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access skills are 
required. Valid driver's license and reliable personal vehicle are 
required for travel between work sites ($0.55/mile with mileage 
budget).  Compensation: $2,800 per month with mileage reimbursement 
(with mileage cap) and housing stipend. This is a contract position 
through American Bird Conservancy (ABC) interacting and collaborating 
with US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Bon Secour NWR (BSNWR). It 
does not include benefits; a 1099 will be issued for salary earned and 
contractor is required to submit monthly invoices including mileage and 
expenses.  To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, 3 references, location 
of this position (Bon Secour), and unofficial college transcript to: 
KACY RAY (EM: kray AT abcbirds.org). Application deadline is February 
12, 2016. Unfortunately, we are unable to take international applications.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and US 
Forest Service.  Website: http://neighborhoodnestwatch.weebly.com/ 
Location: Western Massachusetts.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2016. Job 
Description: Avian field technician needed for research studying the 
ecology of birds in urban/suburban environments in Springfield, MA. 
Neighborhood Nestwatch is a Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center citizen 
science program that takes place in backyards and schoolyards within a 
growing number of regional centers along the Eastern seaboard. This 
community-based research project provides an opportunity to conduct 
basic conservation biology and environmental education in urban and 
suburban environments. This work requires an ability to communicate 
ecology to a wide range of ages and capture birds in urban/suburban 
settings. Most work is conducted in backyards but occasional team visits 
to underserved youth groups, camps and schools are involved where 
banding demonstrations and complementary outreach activities are 
conducted (see Urban Nestwatch). Daily duties include early morning 
mist-netting, point counts, outreach to homeowners and school children, 
vegetation sampling, organizing site visits, and data entry.  
Qualifications: 1) MUST have demonstrable experience with running mist 
nets independently. 2) Experience conducting point counts, nest 
searching and re-sighting color-banded birds. 3) Ability to identify New 
England birds by sight and sound. 4) Environmental education / outreach 
experience desirable, willingness a must. 5) Ability to project 
infectious enthusiasm for urban birds. 6) Must be able to work with 
homeowners and teachers on organizing site visits. 7) Meticulous data 
entry and other office-related tasks. 8) Must have a valid driver’s 
license.  Compensation: Project vehicle / gas provided for research 
activities. Salary: $1700 - $1850, DOE per month; housing within the 
UMass-Amherst area is available but not included.  To Apply: Please send 
cover letter that includes detailed information on banding experience, 
resume or curriculum vitae and contact information for three references 
to SUSANNAH LERMAN (EM: slerman AT cns.umass.edu)

FIELD ASSISTANT  at Braddock Bay Bird Observatory.  Website: 
https://braddockbaybirdobservatory.wordpress.com/  Location: Rochester, 
NY.  Duration: 5 weeks.  Job Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 1 Mar 
2016.  Job Description: Braddock Bay Bird Observatory is seeking a Field 
Assistant for our spring 2016 season (April 25 to May 27) at our station 
near Rochester, NY. Responsibilities would include assisting with all 
aspects of banding, providing educational and outreach programming to 
multiple age groups at our station and at events in the area, and data 
entry (using ACCESS). Housing is provided, as well as a stipend of $1600 
and the opportunity to participate in our highly regarded Bander 
Training Class.  Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong 
interest in avian ecology and in educational outreach, be willing to 
work long days that start before sunrise, be meticulous in collecting 
and recording data, and have strong communication skills. Experience 
delivering a conservation message to the public and/or developing 
educational programming for children is especially desirable. Experience 
with avian monitoring methods including mist-netting is preferred but 
not necessary.  Compensation: $1600 plus housing, and enrollment in our 
Bander Training Class  To Apply: Email a cover letter stating interest, 
resume, and names and contact information of three references to 
Elizabeth Brooks (EM: brookser AT earthlink.net). Applications will be 
evaluated as received; final deadline to apply is March 1.

  LEAD BIRD BANDER in Southern Utah  Website: 
http://www.riomesa.utah.edu/  Location: Moab, UT  Duration: 2.5 months, 
April 1 - June 15,  Job Type: Seasonal,  Application Deadline: 17 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: A bander-in-charge is needed to operate a 
passerine banding station with 2 assistants at the University of Utah’s 
Rio Mesa Center where biology professor Çagan Sekercioglu is conducting 
a long-term migratory bird monitoring project. This is a great 
opportunity to band birds in spectacular red-rock Colorado Plateau 
landscapes that are off-limits to the public. We have documented more 
than 150 bird species at the Rio Mesa Center and have caught many 
surprising vagrants each season to date. The banding site consists of 
sixteen nets which will be open for 6 hours each morning with 
approximately 10 days on and 2 days off. Duties include operating the 
banding station, training and supervising 2 volunteer assistants, 
engaging with community and university groups, data entry and quality 
control. On-site lodging with kitchen, common space, and indoor plumbing 
will be provided. Stipend is $2,000 for the season. Limited internet 
connectivity is available and cellular service can be reached a few 
miles up the road. During free time, there are great opportunities for 
outdoor exploration in a unique part of the country! Moab, UT is only an 
hour drive from the station and is a popular tourist destination, along 
with Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef 
National Park, Goblin Valley State Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, 
Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. Qualifications: A 
qualified candidate is expected to have substantial experience in aging, 
sexing, banding, and mist-netting western North American passerines.  
Compensation: Stipend is $2,000 for the season and room is covered at 
the station.  To Apply: Please e-mail a cover letter explaining your 
qualifications and interests, your CV, and the names, emails and phone 
numbers of three references to JORDAN HERMAN. Please include “RMC LEAD 
BANDER” in the subject of the e-mail (EM: Jordan.Herman AT utah.edu).

PCSU UNDERLINE MONITORING FIELD ASSISTANT  at Kauai Endangered Seabird 
Recovery Project.  Website: http://www.kauaiseabirdproject.org  
Location: Kauai, HI.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 3 
Application Deadline: 11 Feb 2016. Job Description: PCSU UNDERLINE 
MONITORING FIELD ASSISTANT – ID# 16037. Pacific Cooperative Studies 
Unit. (3) Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the 
Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Kauai Endangered Seabird 
Recovery Project, located on Kauai. Continuation of employment is 
dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, 
availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State 
laws. MONTHLY SALARY: $2,340. DUTIES: Monitors wildlife impacts as a 
result of human activities associated with electrical transmission, 
distribution infrastructure, and outdoor lighting. Works under the 
direction of the Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP) Avian 
Conservation Biologist and the Endangered Avian Research Project 
Coordinator. Duties include incidental take monitoring, biological 
monitoring, seabird population survey and monitoring, mapping species 
locations, data entry, and preliminary analyses of field data. Performs 
effective public outreach. Operates a motor vehicle, radar unit, and a 
variety of equipment for field studies. Must adhere to equipment use, 
pesticide use, and invasive species prevention protocols. Some fieldwork 
will be required in densely vegetated, wet forest areas, sometimes with 
extremely wet and cool conditions. Will require strenuous physical 
exertion and heavy lifting. Requires a high degree of attention to 
detail for equipment management and data collection, often under 
difficult field conditions including repetitive tasks. Requires 
irregular working hours and work schedules, with many duties occurring 
at night or pre-dawn. Participates in conscientious adherence to 
protocol for preventing the spread of weeds, and reducing all negative 
impacts to native species habitat. Follows and adheres to all safety and 
operational guidelines. Participates in assuring maintenance of project 
vehicles and care of project equipment. All work must be in accordance 
with Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii (RCUH), Pacific 
Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), and KESRP policies and guidelines. Go 
to www.rcuh.com, "Employment" section for detailed job description.  
Qualifications: PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: One to three 
(1-3) years of college level biological sciences coursework from an 
accredited college or university. EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years 
of (paid or volunteer) experience in biological fieldwork (Volunteer 
experience must be documented and verifiable). Demonstrated experience 
with one (1) or more of the following: searching for difficult to detect 
targets (i.e.: bird watching, hunting, tracking), seabird monitoring 
methods, auditory point counts, and/or operating ornithological radar. 
Demonstrated remote area experience. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Working knowledge 
of the principles of avian population ecology and conservation. 
Competent in techniques of avian population ecology and conservation, 
particularly colonial nesting seabirds. Hiking ability, including 
off-trail navigation. Ability to use Microsoft Office (Excel) and other 
software programs to undertake field reporting. Ability to read maps and 
aerial photographs and document work. Proficient in word processing and 
spreadsheet computer applications. Ability to use GPS equipment. Ability 
to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must be able to 
locate birds by their calls and identify species both visually and 
aurally. Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain throughout 
the duration of employment. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must 
possess Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain and 
maintain the certificate following the training provided within three 
(3) months of hire). Must be able to complete basic helicopter safety 
course within six (6) months from date of hire. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL 
REQUIREMENTS: Ability to hike at least four (4) miles on obscure trails 
with a thirty to forty (30-40) pound backpack unassisted, and live and 
work in isolated field camps under primitive conditions for extended 
periods of time. Must be able to concentrate for extended periods (e.g., 
four (4) hours) using ornithological radar, night-vision, binoculars, or 
scope under low-light conditions. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: 
As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable 
RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University 
of Hawaii's and/or business entity's policies and procedures. Violation 
of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or 
applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to 
disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination 
of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.). 
SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) 
year college or university in Biological Sciences. Strong interest and 
background training in seabird ecology, particularly forest-nesting 
petrels. Strong interest and background in incidental take projects 
(i.e. power line strikes, wind farm monitoring, etc.). Experience 
working with Hawaiian birds. Experience with marine radar. Experience 
with use of Geographic Information System (GIS) software (ArcView) and 
databases (Access). Familiarity with computers and data entry. 
Familiarity with native Hawaiian flora and fauna, local conservation 
issues, and Kauai. INQUIRIES: MARC TRAVERS, (EM: marc.s.travers AT 
gmail.com).  Compensation: $2,340/month  To Apply: APPLICATION 
REQUIREMENTS: Please go to http://www.rcuh.com, click on “Employment”; 
select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a 
Job.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered 
for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) 
Supervisory References, 5) Copy of 
Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be 
submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard 
Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have 
access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send 
additional documents to (EM: rcuhhr AT rcuh.com). If you have questions 
on the application process and/or need assistance, please call 
(808)956-8344. CLOSING DATE: February 11, 2016. Equal Opportunities 
Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran. INQUIRIES: MARC TRAVERS, 
(EM: marc.s.travers AT gmail.com)

SIERRA TO SEA CLIMATE-SMART CONSERVATION INTERNSHIP  at Point Blue 
Conservation Science.  Website: http://www.pointblue.org  Location: 
Sierra Nevada, CA.  Duration: 9 May - 5 August, 2016 (with possibility 
to extend through Nov).  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 12 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Point Blue 
Conservation Science is seeking two interns interested in bird ecology, 
habitat restoration, and climate change to train as part of the next 
generation of climate-smart conservation scientists. These positions are 
based in the northern Sierra Nevada near Chester, CA. Point Blue has 
been working in the Sierra Nevada for over two decades and has become an 
engaged partner, working with many local and regional organizations with 
a goal of restoring meadows and making forward-thinking management 
recommendations for meadow habitat. This internship is focused on 
gaining practical knowledge of climate adaptation strategies and 
acquiring the skills to implement, assess, and promote those strategies 
in meadow habitats, with the possibility of extending that knowledge 
into tidal habitat restoration. The internship will involve 3 months in 
the Sierra Nevada where training will focus on the ecology and 
restoration of montane meadow habitats, the headwaters of the San 
Francisco Bay. Here the intern will receive training on identifying, 
surveying, and nest searching for bird species that breed in montane 
meadows, as well as gain exposure to our local partners and a large and 
active group of seasonal field biologists. We hope to extend the 
internship by 3-4 months in the San Francisco Bay. The Bay portion would 
focus on the ecology and restoration of tidal wetland habitats including 
in-the-field training and restoration activities, learning about 
climate-smart restoration strategies, and understanding and using Point 
Blue’s online data management and conservation planning tools. The 
internship will also include training on giving effective presentations, 
communicating about climate change, and other skills necessary to 
develop, implement and promote effective conservation solutions. Interns 
will complete a final project that synthesizes their new knowledge about 
climate-smart restoration and conservation. The interns will learn 
concepts and skills in the following areas: (1) Field methods in 
ecological and conservation research with emphasis on nest searching, 
nest monitoring, and territory mapping of songbirds that breed in meadow 
habitat. (2) Understanding the scientific process and the role of 
natural history observation in guiding meaningful research and 
conservation. (3) Critical thinking and evaluation of research and 
conservation. (4) Climate-smart conservation and restoration. (5) Best 
practices in science interpretation. (6) Skills in data management and 
data integrity  Qualifications: Self-motivation, a sense of humor, and 
the desire to spend long hours in the field and office 6 days per week 
are required. Ideal candidates will have a background in ecology, 
environmental studies, or related field (college graduate or equivalent 
preferred). All candidates must have the ability to navigate 
cross-country in wet meadow environments. Participants must be able to 
work independently as well as in groups. A willingness to engage with 
partners, a desire to improve upon professional skills needed to 
facilitate conservation action, and a desire to help develop and improve 
upon Point Blue’s existing data and tools, which land managers will use 
to apply climate-smart practices on the ground. Successful applicants 
will need a valid U.S. driver’s license and will be asked to provide 
information to verify their good driving record with one or fewer moving 
violations in the last three years. This position will require the use 
of a personal vehicle and current proof of insurance. Any use of 
personal vehicles will be reimbursed at a standard rate of $0.54 per 
mile. A functioning pair of binoculars is required. Participants must be 
at least 21 years of age.  Compensation: This is a voluntary training 
position that includes a stipend to offset living expenses while on the 
project ($800 per month, gross). Communal housing is provided. To Apply: 
Send a single document (PDF preferred, or Word Doc) containing the 
following items: a letter of interest (describing why you’d like this 
internship, previous experience with field research, dates of 
availability, and whether or not you have a vehicle); a resume; and 
contact information for three references to BRENT CAMPOS (EM: bcampos AT 
pointblue DOT org) and JOSH STAGNER (EM: jstagner AT pointblue DOT org). 
In the subject line type: Internship Application 2016. Only those 
qualified applicants who we desire to interview will be contacted 
starting Feb 8. Point Blue is an equal employment opportunity employer 
and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of 
race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, 
citizenship status, disability status of an otherwise qualified 
individual, membership or application for membership in an uniformed 
service, or membership in any other class protected by applicable law 
and will make reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities 
to complete the application and/or participate in the interview process.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - ESTUARINE ECOLOGIST  at University of 
Florida.  Website: 

http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/495867/research-assistant-professor-estuarine-ecologist 

Location: Cedar Key and Gainesville, FL  Duration: Open.  Job Type: 
Professor.  Application Deadline: 26 Feb 2016.  Job Description: This is 
12-month, non-tenure-accruing research assistant professor (non tenure 
track) faculty position that will include three primary 
responsibilities: conducting research, facilitating collaborations among 
UF/IFAS faculty and agency partners, and teaching courses on estuarine 
ecology in the Nature Coast Region of Florida. The successful candidate 
will be expected to develop an externally funded research program 
addressing topics in estuarine and/or wetland ecology, mentor graduate 
students, and publish results from research on these topics in refereed 
journals. In addition, this individual will be expected to work with 
other UF faculty and agency partners on collaborative research projects 
and proposals focused on the Nature Coast. The successful candidate will 
also participate actively in undergraduate and graduate education by 
chairing and serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis, 
dissertation and undergraduate research, and publishing research results 
with students. The person will be expected to develop and teach 
field-based courses in the Nature Coast Region, particularly during 
summer.  Qualifications: Minimum Requirements: A doctorate (foreign 
equivalent acceptable) in estuarine or wetland ecology or a closely 
related discipline is required. Candidates should have demonstrated 
skills in verbal and written communication, teaching experience, 
interpersonal relationships, and procurement of extramural funding. 
Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system. 
Candidates must also have a commitment to IFAS core values of 
excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability. Preferred 
Qualifications:  Compensation: Postdoctoral experience is desirable. 
Strong quantitative skills coupled with field skills and natural history 
knowledge are preferred, which could include advanced statistical 
methods, population and community modeling, evaluation of 
trophic-dynamic linkages in estuarine food webs, coupling of physical 
and biological processes in estuarine systems, or quantitative 
assessment of habitat quality and quantity for fish and/or wildlife 
populations in coastal regions. Teaching experience is preferred.  To 
Apply: Individuals wishing to apply should go online to 
https://jobs.ufl.edu (search for requisition # 495867) and submit: 
Application Cover letter that states applicant's interest in the 
position and qualifications relative to the credentials listed above 
Curriculum vitae Teaching statement Official transcripts showing receipt 
of the doctoral degree and three letters of recommendation should be 
sent to the address above. Final candidate will be required to provide 
official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript 
will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to 
Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution 
outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a 
professional credentialing service provider approved by National 
Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be 
found at http://www.naces.org/ . The University of Florida is an Equal 
Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and 
inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in 
accord with the provisions of Florida's 'Government in the Sunshine' and 
Public Records Laws. Persons with disabilities have the right to request 
and receive reasonable accommodation.

POST-DOC: AVIAN DEMOGRAPHIC MODELING AND VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS at 
University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Website: 
http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/zuckerberg/  Location: Madison, WI. 
Duration: 3 years.  Job Type: Post-doc.  Application Deadline: 29 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: We are recruiting a post-doctoral associate to 
lead a study investigating the long-term effects of bald eagle recovery 
on avian populations in Voyageurs National Park (VNP). The primary 
objectives of the project are: 1) quantify the trophic impacts of 
recovering eagle populations, 2) evaluate the relative influence of 
top-down, bottom-up, and management factors on avian populations, 3) 
simulate the impact of management actions and success within the context 
of future climate change, and 4) provide recommendations for the 
National Park Service for monitoring protocols and management. The 
post-doc will have access to numerous long- and short-term datasets on 
avian demography from VNP and the freedom to develop research questions 
within the broader objectives of the project. The position will be 
funded for 3 years. The postdoc will be advised by Drs. Benjamin 
Zuckerberg, Shawn Crimmins (University of Wisconsin), Wayne Thogmartin 
(USGS), and Steve Windels (NPS). The position will be hosted at the 
University of Wisconsin-Madison. Start Date: May 2016 (negotiable) 
Qualifications: Excellent quantitative skills (demographic modeling, 
population modeling, Bayesian estimation procedures, etc.) are required. 
Previous experience developing demographic models, population viability 
analysis, and working with spatial databases (climate, land cover) is 
highly beneficial. The candidate should have demonstrable ability to 
produce quality manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals 
and have experience working with agency personnel and in collaborative 
research environments. Compensation: $41-43,000/year plus health 
insurance  To Apply: Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact 
information for three references to Dr. BENJAMIN ZUCKERBERG (EM: 
bzuckerberg 'at' wisc.edu) as a single PDF document.

SEASONAL BIOLOGISTS/Southern Maine  at Maine Audubon.  Website: 
http://maineaudubon.org/  Location: Southern Maine.  Duration: April 15 
to August 10, 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 15 Apr 2016.  Job Description: Position 
Description: Two full-time seasonal biologists needed to monitor and 
manage endangered least terns, piping plovers, and red knots on beaches 
in Southern Maine during the 2016 field season. Duties include: Locating 
nests, erecting fencing, tracking nest success and fledglings, 
conducting educational outreach programs, monitoring predation, 
supervising project interns and volunteers, and negotiating and 
implementing management agreements with both private and public 
landowners.  Qualifications: Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in 
related field required • excellent observational skills • effective, 
engaging, and diplomatic communicator both verbally and in writing • 
experience working in the field with birds preferred • able to walk 
extensively on soft substrates (sand beaches) • able to lift and carry 
heavy equipment of 50 pounds or more • ability and willingness to work 
outdoors on beaches in all weather conditions • clean driving record 
last 5 years  Compensation: Timing: One full-time position runs from 
approximately April 15 to August 10. Another position runs full-time 
approximately April 15-August 10 and part-time (16 hours per week) from 
August 10-October 15. Some weekend and evening work required. Stipend 
$520/week. EOE.  How to Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for three references to (EM:  conserve AT maineaudubon.org) 
with PPLT in the subject line, or send to Seasonal Biologist Search 
Committee, Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm Rd., Falmouth, ME 04105.

  BACHMAN’S SPARROW INTERN – TALL TIMBERS RESEARCH STATION, GAME BIRD 
LAB at Tall Timbers Research Station.  Website: www.talltimbers.org 
Location: near Tallahassee, FL.  Duration: 14-16 weeks.  Job Type: 
Intern. Number of Openings: 1-2. Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2016. Job 
Description: The majority of the fieldwork for this position will be 
nest searching, banding, and re-sighting surveys for Bachman’s sparrows. 
However, because the Bachman’s sparrow work is part of a larger study on 
predator-prey dynamics, this position will also involve small mammal 
trapping (appx. 10 days throughout the summer), hawk and owl surveys, 
and may include occasional help with snake mark-recapture. The study 
also includes video-monitoring of nests, and the person in this position 
will help with maintaining video equipment, changing batteries, and 
reviewing video. Experience using behavioral cues to find songbird nests 
and experience mist-netting/banding songbirds is strongly preferred for 
this position. Fieldwork will begin in April and last 14-16 weeks. Field 
housing and utilities will be provided at no cost for the duration of 
the internship. Housing conditions are very nice by most people’s 
standards. You’ll have a room to yourself in a house that is on 
property. The house was recently renovated, has a full kitchen, 
washer/dryer, and scenic views. The research station next door has 
office space with WiFi, library facilities, and many wildlife 
professionals for professional networking opportunities. A personal 
vehicle is not required but recommended for trips to grocery stores or 
any recreational trips when not working.  Qualifications: - Experience 
nest searching - Ability to read and distinguish color bands - Ability 
to identify songbirds in southeastern open pine habitat by sight and 
sound - B.S. in wildlife related field - Ability to work a flexible 
schedule, i.e. early mornings, some weekends - Ability to work long 
hours - Good directional and navigational skills - Ability to tolerate 
hot and humid field conditions - Competency using a smart phone or 
tablet device - Valid driver’s license and good driving record - Ability 
to work independently in the field with minimal supervision  
Compensation: Internship stipend is $230/week. Housing and utilities are 
provided at no cost. See above for details on housing.  To Apply: 
Applicant should submit a letter of interest including the earliest and 
latest dates available to work, a CV/resume with prior work experience 
and the names and contact information of 3 references. Email application 
materials to (EM: kristen.malone AT ufl.edu).

PLOVER MONITOR  at Suffolk County Department of Parks.  Website: 
http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Parks.aspx  Location: Suffolk 
County, New York.  Duration: May - August.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number 
of Openings: 12. Application Deadline: 13 Mar 2016.  Job Description: 
Suffolk County Department of Parks is currently accepting applications 
for seasonal openings in its Endangered Species Protection Program for 
the 2016 season. The positions involve helping to manage nesting 
shorebirds (piping plovers and least terns) at seventeen sites 
throughout Suffolk County. While this job is anything but a “day at the 
beach,” the candidates will gain an intimate knowledge of bird behavior 
and of the unique management issues their presence creates.   Qualifying 
Candidates must: * Have an interest and/or coursework in ornithology, 
ecology, and natural resources * Be able to meet the physical demands of 
the job such as walking miles on the beach, carrying heavy fencing 
materials, digging trenches, and installing fencing and barricades in 
summer weather conditions * Be meticulous and concise in recording data 
* Have an ability to interact professionally with the general public and 
co-workers * Demonstrate an ability to work effectively with others and 
independently under stressful conditions * Work weekends & holidays, and 
flexible hours (average 35 hours/week) * Have a valid driver’s license 
(often required to drive 2-3 hours a day to visit sites) (Use of your 
personal vehicle may be required)  Compensation: Hourly wage is $9.30 or 
$9.70 depending upon experience. Crew Leader positions are available for 
those with experience. Basic housing may be available, indicate your 
interest.  To Apply: There is no application, send resumes to: DIANA 
SANFORD (EM: diana.sanford AT suffolkcountyny.gov, FX: 631.854.4603) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 13, 2016.

RAPTOR MIGRATION RESEARCH INTERN (3)  at Golden Gate Raptor 
Observatory.  Website: http://www.parksconservancy.org/programs/ggro/  
Location: San Francisco, CA.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Intern. 
Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2016.  Job 
Description: RAPTOR MIGRATION RESEARCH INTERNS (3) needed for summer and 
fall 2016 (July 5 through December 31; with possibility to extend) to 
help conduct volunteer raptor migration studies at the Golden Gate 
Raptor Observatory, near San Francisco, CA. Three intern positions are 
available for the 2016 fall migration season for enthusiastic, mature, 
self-motivated recent graduates or seniors in biological science or 
related field. Field duties include: identifying and counting raptors; 
trapping and banding raptors; and tending captive lure bird colony. 
Other duties include data entry, administrative work, and interaction 
with the public. Interns will have the opportunity to learn blood 
sampling and radio-tracking techniques. Qualifications: Daily work with 
volunteer teams; excellent interpersonal and communication skills are 
essential. Computer skills are helpful. Must be able to stay focused and 
upbeat in the face of sometimes-pervasive fog. Field days are long and 
can be strenuous; applicants should be in good physical condition. Some 
outreach and teaching opportunities will be available. Experience in 
identifying, handling, and banding birds is preferred but not required. 
A vehicle is strongly recommended for access to shopping and off-duty 
activities. Valid US driver’s license is required. Compensation: A 
stipend of $150.00 per week. Housing is provided within biking distance 
of the office in a dormitory setting (single rooms, shared bath and 
kitchen).  To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and phone number/emails 
of three references, along with your current address and phone number. 
Completed applications must be received by March 1st to be considered. 
Email strongly preferred; please include “2016 GGRO Research Internship” 
in the Subject Line. LAURA YOUNG, Program Manager Golden Gate Raptor 
Observatory Building 1064, Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito, CA 94965 (PH: 
415-331-0730 EM: ggro AT parksconservancy.org).

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN  at University of Wyoming.  Website: 
http://www.uwyo.edu/esm/faculty-and-staff/beck/optimizing-landscape.html 
Location: Thunder Basin National Grassland (near Bill, WY). Duration: 
2-4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 1-2. Application 
Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Field Technicians needed early 
May through mid-August for research projects focusing on shortgrass and 
sagebrush avian habitat selection. Avian technician duties will consist 
of a combination of the following: point counts for shortgrass and 
sagebrush bird species, vegetation surveys, nest searching and banding 
of mountain plovers, and data entry Housing will be provided.  
Qualifications: QUALIFICATIONS Required: Valid driver’s license 
Experience with avian survey techniques (ex. point counts, line 
transects, nest searching, etc.) and/or vegetation survey techniques 
Ability to walk long distances/work long hours in variable weather 
conditions Experience with working and living in remote areas Pursuing 
or completed undergraduate degree in Biology, Ecology, Or Wildlife 
Biology Preferred: Experience identifying Wyoming grassland and 
shrubland birds, both visually and aurally Knowledge of rangeland flora 
Behavioral nest-searching experience Experience capturing and handling 
birds Experience driving and maintaining 4-wheel drive vehicles and ATVs 
Experience navigating and collecting data using GPS units  Compensation: 
SALARY: $9-14 /DOE Volunteer positions with a stipend may also 
available. If you don’t meet the required qualifications but are still 
interested in this position, please indicate willingness to volunteer  
To Apply: Please submit a short cover letter detailing your interest in 
the project and relevant experience, a CV, and contact information for 
three references to (EM: cduchard AT uwyo.edu). Application deadline: 
February 15th . Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

RAPTOR MIGRATION OUTREACH INTERN (2)  at Golden Gate Raptor 
Observatory.  Website: http://www.parksconservancy.org/programs/ggro/  
Location: San Francisco, CA.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Intern.  
Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2016.  Job Description: RAPTOR MIGRATION 
OUTREACH INTERN (2) needed for summer and fall 2016 (July 5 through 
December 31; with possibility to extend) to help conduct volunteer 
raptor migration studies at the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, near San 
Francisco, CA. Two intern positions are available for the 2016 fall 
migration season for an enthusiastic, mature, self-motivated recent 
graduate or senior in biological science or related field. Primary 
duties include: identifying and counting raptors, working with 
volunteers, facilitating public weekend docent programs, interacting 
with visitors, and teaching groups of many diverse ages and backgrounds. 
Other duties include: data entry, tending to captive lure bird colony, 
and support of office staff. Outreach interns will also have the 
opportunity to develop new educational materials, and gain experience in 
banding, handling, and radio-tracking raptors. The outreach intern will 
spend about 80% of their time counting raptors and conducting outreach 
activities and 20% banding. Qualifications: Excellent interpersonal and 
communication skills are essential. High energy level, patience, 
interest in both science education and research, and strong work ethic 
required. Computer skills are helpful. Must be able to stay focused and 
upbeat in the face of sometimes-pervasive fog. Experience in teaching, 
science communication, environmental education, avian biology, or bird 
identification preferred but not required. Field days are long and can 
be strenuous; applicants should be in good physical condition. Valid US 
driver’s license is required.  Compensation: A stipend of $150.00 per 
week is included. Housing is provided within biking distance of the 
office in a dormitory setting (single rooms, shared bath and kitchen).  
To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and phone number/emails of THREE 
references, along with your current address and phone number. Completed 
applications must be received by March 1st to be considered. Email 
strongly preferred; please include “2016 GGRO Outreach Internship” in 
the Subject Line. LAURA YOUNG, Program Manager Golden Gate Raptor 
Observatory Building 1064, Fort Cronkhite Sausalito, CA 94965 (PH: 
415-331-0730 EM: ggro AT parksconservancy.org).

EDUCATION ASSISTANT – National Audubon Society Seabird Restoration 
Program  at National Audubon Society.  Website: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1  Location: Bremen, 
Maine.  Duration: late May to mid-August.  Job Type: Temporary.  Job 
Description: Join a dynamic team of biologists and educators on the 
Maine coast to work for one of America’s premier restoration ecology 
projects. We work with Atlantic Puffins, 4 species of terns, Razorbills, 
etc. on seven Maine islands and we also conduct a very busy education 
program for eco-tourists aboard 13 Puffin and wildlife watching cruises 
each week, as well as operating the Project Puffin Visitor Center in 
Rockland. Education assistants will spend 2 weeks as field biologists on 
a seabird-nesting island and then transition to working as narrators on 
tour boats and greeters/interpreters at the visitor center. 
Qualifications: An interest in both birds and education, ability to be 
able to speak to groups on a consistent basis, sense of humor and 
flexible outgoing personality. Must not get seasick under typical 
coastal boating conditions.  Compensation: Remuneration: A weekly salary 
plus housing, food, use of vehicles, workman’s compensation, and 10-12 
weeks living on the Maine coast.  To Apply: For much more information 
and to apply, go to the official Audubon careers center at: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS: MISSOURI  at Agency: University of 
Missouri-Columbia.  Location: Farmington, Missouri.  Duration: 3 
months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: 3. Application 
Deadline: 20 Feb 2016.  Job Description: AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS (3) 
needed to assist with research examining the effects of lead (Pb) 
exposure on breeding songbirds in Southeastern Missouri. This project is 
a collaboration among the University of Missouri, Southeast Missouri 
State University, and US Fish and Wildlife Service. The University of 
Missouri is hiring 3 technicians to assist with aspects related to nest 
searching/monitoring. Positions will run May 15-July 30, 2016 (with the 
possibility of starting as early as May 1). Primary duties are 1) nest 
searching and monitoring for 12 focal species (Worm-eating Warbler, 
Kentucky Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Ovenbird, Wood Thrush, American 
Robin, Field Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Northern Cardinal, Indigo Bunting, 
Red-winged Blackbird, and Mourning Dove); 2) targeted mist-netting at 
nests to capture and band adults (also obtain morphometric data, blood, 
and feather samples); 3) collection of feather samples from nestlings 
prior to fledging; 4) vegetation sampling for nest sites; and 5) data 
entry. Shared field housing and work vehicles are provided along with 
$10-12/hr (depending on experience) for 40 hours per week.  
Qualifications: Applicants should have a working knowledge of breeding 
birds in Southern Missouri (i.e. able to identify Eastern birds by sight 
and sound or able to learn prior to start date). Prior experience with 
passerine nest searching is highly preferred but not required. Previous 
mist-netting/banding experience is also preferred, but training will be 
provided. Applicants must be able to tolerate early mornings, ticks, 
gnats, and sometimes difficult terrain/habitat. Applicants should work 
well alone and in small groups. Applicants should also possess an 
attention to detail, strong work ethic, and most importantly, a positive 
attitude when working in hot, humid weather. Must have a valid U.S. 
driver’s license and able to pass a criminal background check.  
Compensation: $10-12/hr depending on experience  To Apply: Interested 
applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (as a 
single attachment) to MELISSA ROACH (EM: roach.mc1 AT gmail.com) by Feb. 
20th but applications will be reviewed as received. If interested in 
starting before May 15, please state your desired start date.

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT- BAHAMAS LIVE-ABOARD SCHOONER  at Conservian.  
Website: https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation  Location: 
Bahamas.  Duration: 1 week.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 4. 
Application Deadline: 20 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Conservian Bahamas 
Live-aboard Schooner Expedition: Bahamas Shorebird Habitat Conservation- 
Volunteer Field Assistant Come join us for the adventure of a lifetime! 
Conservian is seeking a few enthusiastic volunteer field assistants for 
our Bahamas shorebird habitat conservation project in May 2016 aboard 
the 75ft schooner “Dream Catcher”. Field Assistant will assist project 
director with daily field schedule planning, field work, and volunteer 
oversight. Cost for the week is $1,150. Includes your bunk, onboard 
meals, water, and ground transportation associated with project. Trip 
scholarships are available for qualifying applicants to cover part or 
all of above live-aboard costs. Field Assistants will fly to the Bahamas 
for one week to designated airports for shuttle transport to schooner. A 
valid passport is required. Airfare and insurance are not included. 
Project Summary Conservian and partners will begin the first program in 
the Bahamas to implement on-the-ground protective and restorative 
measures to limit human-caused disturbance, and control invasive 
Australian pine at key Piping Plover, shorebird, and seabird sites. 
Field Assistant and crew will participate in collecting new data on 
shorebirds and seabirds of the Bahamas. Selected Island sites include 
Globally Important and locally Important Bird Areas and national parks 
of the Bahamas, such as the North Atlantic Abaco Cays National Park IBA, 
Lucaya National Park IBA, Peterson Cay National Park IBA, Joulters Cay 
National Park IBA, and Berry Islands, as well as additional key 
shorebird sites on Grand Bahama Island and Great Abaco. Volunteer Field 
Assistants will work closely with project director to accomplish the 
below activities. Project Activities: Protect, post & sign shorebird 
breeding & migratory sites Collect new data on nesting shorebirds & 
habitat Control invasive Australian pine on beach habitats Work with 
local volunteers to accomplish the above goals Our days will be filled 
with much adventure. We will work in both populated and remote areas, 
sail blue Caribbean waters, visit white sandy beaches, boat to little 
islands, conduct ground surveys for beach-nesting birds, nests, and 
downy chicks, and meet new people. We will work with local volunteers to 
post and sign shorebird sites and control invasive Australian pine. 
Crews will assist with shipboard duties; sailing, cooking and cleaning. 
There will be time to fish, snorkel, or dive. Expedition schedule: 
Assist for one week Week 1: Grand Bahama Island- May 2-9 (Freeport GBI 
Int. Airport) Week 2: Great Abaco- May 9-16 (Freeport/Marsh Harbour 
Airport) Week 3: Great Abaco- May16-23 (Marsh Harbour Airport) Week 4: 
Berry Islands & Joulters Cays- May 23-30 (Marsh Harbour/San Andros 
Airport)  Qualifications: Qualifications: Prior field experience and 
leadership skills are required for trip scholarship. No field experience 
is required if you are not applying for scholarship and wish to be part 
of the field and ship crew. Applicants must be responsible, adventurous, 
in good physical condition, enjoy working in teams and be capable of 
walking several miles during warm weather in the Caribbean. Birding ID 
skills are beneficial but not required. Applicants must be comfortable 
living onboard a schooner for a week and riding in small boats to access 
survey sites.  Compensation: Trip scholarships are available for 
qualifying applicants to cover part or all of above live-aboard costs. 
Prior field experience and leadership skills are required for trip 
scholarship consideration. To Apply: If you would like to join our 
conservation pirate crew for a week as a Volunteer Field Assistant: 
Please send 1) letter of interest 2) resume 3) names, email addresses 
and phone numbers of 3 references to MARGO ZDRAVKOVIC: (EM: MargoZ AT 
Coastalbird.org). Please label all attachments with your name. The 
review of applicants is ongoing and will continue until positions are 
filled. Go to https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation on 
Facebook for more information on Conservian’s conservation work and full 
color expedition brochure.

COASTAL CONSERVATION PROJECT COORDINATOR  at The Nature Conservancy.  
Website: http://www.nature.org/careers  Location: Sandusky, OH.  
Duration: 2 years.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 14 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: The Coastal Conservation Project Coordinator 
works in a program or preserve office and provides project management, 
research, administrative, and other general assistance to program staff 
working toward the achievement of protection, conservation or 
stewardship goals. The Nature Conservancy is presently negotiating 
office space for the Coastal Conservation Project Coordinator near 
Sandusky, Ohio. The Coastal Conservation Project Coordinator provides 
support for coastal project management, research, and program 
administration, as well as other general assistance to program staff 
working toward the achievement of protection, conservation, and 
stewardship goals within the Lake Erie coastal area. May manage 
conservation data, participate in project planning, assist in processing 
contract and grant documentation, communicate with partners, and 
maintain manual project records. May include collecting, assembling, and 
analyzing various types of data, in the field or through document 
surveys, producing maps using GIS software and assisting in the 
production of reports. Some stewardship work on Conservancy lands should 
be expected as well as office work. This position works expansively on 
government grants, including reporting and managing timelines and 
contractors. Position is contingent upon funding with funding currently 
secured through June 2017. S/he will collaborate with other program 
staff to obtain funding to maintain capacity. Qualifications: • 
Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, natural resources management or 
related field and 2 years related work experience or equivalent 
combination of education and experience. • Experience with Microsoft 
Office suite and Arc GIS. • Experience managing and prioritizing tasks 
from multiple projects and project contacts • Experience handling 
standard business communications. Compensation: Based on qualifications  
To Apply: You can view and apply for this job at: 

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To apply to position number 43874, submit resume and cover letter as one 
document. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 
11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on 02/14/16.

MARSHBIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN - SPRING/SUMMER 2016  at MN Cooperative Fish 
& Wildlife Research Unit, Univeristy of Minnesota. Website: 
http://mncoopunit.cfans.umn.edu/  Location: western Minnesota.  
Duration: 15 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 1 Apr 
2016.  Job Description: The Minnesota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife 
Research Unit is seeking one field technician to join our team for the 
2016 spring-summer field season. The technician will join the graduate 
researcher in conducting sunrise and sunset secretive marshbird surveys, 
and conducting habitat assessments. This will be our second season of 
data collection at study areas throughout the Prairie Pothole region of 
west-central and northwestern Minnesota. Our research objective is to 
examine the effects of invasive wetland plant management on secretive 
marshbirds. During the first half of the season we will conduct bird 
surveys using standardized call-broadcast protocol, during early morning 
hours, and again at late evening. During the second half of the season 
we will conduct habitat assessments, measuring vegetative 
characteristics of the wetlands. The study sites are located on public 
land managed by MN DNR and USFWS.  Qualifications: The best candidate 
for this position will have experience conducting bird surveys by sight 
and sound, and be physically fit to walk around in marsh environments. 
The technician will work both in a team and independently, therefore 
attention to detail, willingness to follow precise protocol, and good 
communication are qualities necessary for success. We seek a candidate 
who possesses an eager and positive attitude for pre-dawn surveys and 
long field days. Surveys require driving between multiple sites, on poor 
roads, so our technician should be comfortable with 4-wheel drive 
vehicles and have a clean driving record.  Compensation: The field 
season will begin mid- April and continue through 31 July. There may be 
opportunity during or after this term to participate in additional 
trainings, or other field work conducted by the MN Coop Unit. Work is 
expected to be conducted throughout the week, depending on weather, on a 
full-time (40 hours per week) basis. Compensation will be $1800-2100 
/month depending on experience. No other benefits are offered. Field 
vehicles and housing are provided throughout the season. Technician will 
be an employee of the University of Minnesota.  To Apply: Interested 
applicants should send a brief statement of interest, resume or CV, and 
contact information for 2-3 references to NINA HILL, (EM: hillx725 AT 
umn.com). Review of applications will begin immediately. Project 
description: Due to the secretive nature of certain marshbird species, 
they are difficult to detect, and existing avian survey methods (e.g., 
Breeding Bird Surveys) do not provide reliable estimates of population 
size or trends. Recent efforts to develop and standardize survey 
protocols for secretive marshbirds provide a framework for evaluating 
responses of this group of birds to vegetation management and for 
assessing information about their distribution and abundance. The 
Minnesota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have 
undertaken this project in the Prairie Pothole Region of Minnesota to 
assess the response by marshbirds to invasive wetland vegetation 
management techniques. We use the Standardized North American Marsh Bird 
Monitoring Protocol to evaluate marshbird use of landscapes managed by 
prescribed burns, conservation grazing, and herbicide application.

OPS FISH & WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN  at Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation 
Commission.  Website: 
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/peoplefirst(bD1lbiZjPTIzMA==)/logon.htm 
Location: 

Fort Myers Beach, FL.  Duration: 5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Position number 
77904095. This position is responsible for managing a large 
seabird/shorebird nesting site located at the south end of Ft. Myers 
beach. The site includes both private lands (Carlos Point) and the 
publicly owned Little Estero Island Critical Wildlife Area (CWA). 
Primary duties include posting potential nesting habitat and monitoring 
nesting birds within the CWA, fostering close working relationships with 
the private landowners, posting nesting sites on the private lands, 
regular communication with the landowners and those conducting 
mechanical beach raking to minimize risks to the nesting birds, 
herbicide application to control sand spurs within the posted areas and 
to eliminate exotics within the CWA, conducting biological monitoring 
according to the Florida Shorebird Alliance protocol and entering 
monitoring data into the Florida Shorebird Database, Other duties 
include fostering good will and developing a supportive constituency for 
the CWA through outreach and engaging beach-goers, and coordinating with 
Audubon Florida’s Bird Stewards to ensure coverage of the area, 
especially during times of high beach usage such as Memorial and 
Independence Day weekends, This is a seasonal position to begin late 
February and to last throughout the nesting season (to approximately 
early August). Work hours not to exceed 40 hours/week and total work 
hours for season not to exceed 840 hours. Work schedule will be 
coordinated with a part-time technician to ensure 7 days/week coverage 
of the site including weekends and holidays. This is a field-based 
position. We anticipate housing will be provided at a research station 
near the field site. Candidate must provide their own transportation to 
the field site and have access to a computer for purposes of data entry 
and communications. Administrative support will be provided from the 
Lakeland Office of the FWC. Supervisor: Amy Clifton  Qualifications: 
Bachelor's Degree, Experience monitoring and posting nesting seabirds & 
shorebirds; experience with herbicide application; diplomacy & tact; 
candidate must possess a genuine commitment to maintaining good working 
relationships with property owners and visitors; proficient in 
collecting and downloading GPS data; data entry and management skills; 
able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds; experience operating ATV’s; able to 
walk at least 2 miles/day on the beach in hot, humid weather.  
Compensation: $16.00/hour.  To Apply: Log on to 
http://peoplefirst.myfwc.com and search for position number 77904095 to 
apply.

SEASONAL BEACH-NESTING BIRD BIOLOGIST  at BiodiversityWorks. Website: 
www.biodiversityworksmv.org  Location: Martha's Vineyard, MA.  Duration: 
5 - 6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 14 Feb 2016.  
Job Description: BiodiversityWorks seeks a Shorebird 
Biologist/Coordinator for our beach nesting bird program. 
Responsibilities include: (1) locating, monitoring, and protecting 
nesting pairs of piping plovers, American oystercatchers, terns (LETE, 
COTE, ROST) and black skimmers at ~20 sites, (2) collecting detailed 
biological data on all nesting pairs, (3) predator control at selected 
nesting sites (4) public outreach and engagement, (5) mentoring and 
coordinating interns and volunteers, (6) communicating with the director 
and assistant director via cell phone and in person, (7) communicating 
with landowners and maintaining excellent relationships at private 
nesting beaches, (8) communicating and coordinating with other 
organizations protecting beach-nesting birds (9) recording all 
monitoring data in field notebooks and electronic databases, (10) 
creating GIS/Google Earth maps from GPS data, (11) assisting with 
compilation of data for state census forms and summary reports. While 
these are the main duties of the position the applicant may also assist 
with other BWorks projects as needed, which include willet migration, 
Northern long-eared bat habitat use, black racer distribution and 
habitat use, student driven projects focusing on plover chicks and 
painted turtles, Naturalist Training with interns, and our annual 
fundraising event.  Qualifications: A bachelor’s/master’s degree in the 
natural sciences. At least one field season experience protecting 
multiple pairs of Piping plovers and/or the other focal species. Must 
have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and a reliable 
vehicle Must be able to walk at least 1 mile in the sand and carry up to 
25 pounds. Must be able to work on the beach for several hours in spring 
and summer weather conditions. A strong interest in birds, conservation, 
and management. Must be able to work independently and communicate 
regularly via text message and email on smart phone. Strong people 
skills – experience with public outreach/engagement. Must be willing to 
engage in humane box trapping or other capture methods for lethal 
control of a limited number of skunks and crows at nesting beaches 
Desired Qualifications: Familiarity with Martha’s Vineyard. Proficiency 
in using spreadsheets, Google docs, GIS or Google maps. Supervisory and 
organizational skills.  Compensation: April through mid-September. 
Salary $2,080 - $2,400/month, depending on experience, ½ of housing 
costs (shared room at Hoft Farm Field Station), mileage reimbursement 
and cell phone stipend.  To Apply: Please email a cover letter (that 
includes your career goals and dates available), resume, and list of 
three references to: LUANNE JOHNSON, Director/Widlife Biologist (EM: 
LuanneJ AT biodiversityworksmv.org).

LOON PROJECT FIELD ASSISTANT  at Chapman University.  Website: 
http://chapman.edu  Location: Minocqua, WI.  Duration: 3 months. Job 
Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 3-4. Application Deadline: 20 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: Common Loon Project in northern Wisconsin 
requires 2-3 outdoor-loving, physically fit interns to assist in an 
ongoing investigation of territory acquisition and territory defense. 
Applicants should be available for period 15 May – 10 August 2016, 
although starting earlier or later might be feasible, if necessary. 
Interns will visit study lakes via solo canoe to identify loons from 
colored leg bands, observe and record territorial and breeding behavior, 
and locate and GPS nests. Late in the season, they will assist in 
nocturnal capture and marking of adults and chicks.  Qualifications: 
Successful applicants must have their own car, be able to swim well, 
have good hearing and vision (no color-blindness, please!), have a 
strong work ethic, be meticulous about taking notes, be able to work 
with others or alone, and have a love of outdoor conditions. Experience 
with bird identification, canoes, and motorboats helpful but not 
essential. Compensation: Housing, stipend of $2000 per month and gas 
reimbursement provided.  To Apply: Send resume and list of 3+ references 
via e-mail and no later than 20 Feb. to: Dr. WALTER PIPER, Dept. of 
Biological Sciences, Chapman University, Orange, CA, 92866 (EM: wpiper 
AT chapman.edu) For more info, see web page at: http://www.loonproject.org

FIELD TECHNICIAN FOR AVIAN POINT COUNT SURVEYS  at Klamath Bird 
Observatory.  Website: http://www.KlamathBird.org  Location: Southern 
Oregon and northern California.  Duration: 2.5 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 1 - 3.. Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2016.  
Job Description: The Klamath Bird Observatory (www.KlamathBird.org) is 
seeking seasonal field technicians from early May through mid July, to 
complete point count surveys in southern Oregon and northern California. 
Primary responsibilities will include conducting point count surveys and 
vegetation sampling along off-road transects following standard 
protocols, and associated data entry. Other tasks may be assigned if 
time permits. Field training on protocol methodology and distance 
estimation will be provided at the onset of the season. Rustic local 
housing may be provided near areas of some work if available, but 
camping will otherwise be required. Applicant must have a field worthy 
vehicle that they are willing to use for work; mileage reimbursement 
will be provided.  Qualifications: Applicants should have at least one 
full season of relevant field experience, have a full range of hearing, 
and be in excellent physical condition. Required qualifications include 
ability to identify western birds by sight and sound, estimate distance 
to individual birds, hike in steep and rugged off-trail conditions, 
follow standardized protocols, collect and record meticulous data, 
communicate effectively, work independently in the forest, work and live 
well with others, work in inclement weather conditions, and tolerate 
working in areas containing poison oak. Surveyors must possess good map 
reading, GPS, and orienteering skills and be eager to work long days in 
the field. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, clean driving 
record, and insurance. Compensation: $2260/month  To Apply: To apply, 
send cover letter (including dates of availability and vehicle type), 
resume, and contact information for three references to KATE HALSTEAD 
(EM: keh AT klamathbird.org). Applicants will be evaluated beginning 
immediately and on a continual basis until the position is filled.

AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANT  at University of Arizona.  Website: 
http://uacareers.com/postings/8040  Location: Missoula, MT and 
surrounding areas.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Temporary. 
Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Work on an ongoing 
long-term study of the evolutionary ecology of bluebird populations in 
western Montana. Gain invaluable experience in many aspects of avian 
field techniques (e.g. banding, bleeding, morphological measurements, 
behavioral observations etc). Must be comfortable working alone and be 
physically fit (capable of carrying a moderately heavy backpack during 
mountain hiking). Prior banding experience a plus but not necessary; 
self-motivation, enthusiasm for learning and strong work ethic a must. 
Position starts as early as April 1st, no later than May 15th and lasts 
through July, possibly into August. Pays ~$1400-1600/mo, depending on 
experience. Will provide some reimbursement for travel to Montana (up to 
$250) and can also advise on finding reasonably priced housing in 
Missoula. Must have reliable transportation for the short commute to and 
from the field site.  Qualifications: - Physically fit - Strong work 
ethic - Keen observation skills - High motivation to learn Compensation: 
~$1400-1600/mo.  To apply, visit the University of Arizona Career Track 
web site (see web address above) and upload a cover letter describing 
why you are interested in this position, a resume, and the names, phone 
numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Application review 
will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

AVIAN MOVEMENT FIELD CREW LEADER (1) AND TECHNICIANS (3)  at Oregon 
State University.  Location: southern Indiana.  Duration: 3 months. Job 
Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 1 May 
2016.  Job Description: Three field technicians and 1 crew leader are 
needed for a project taking place in southern Indiana to investigate the 
relationship between distribution of migratory forest birds and movement 
capabilities in fragmented landscapes. Previous research in the region 
has identified a suite of species with varied distributions relative to 
forest patch size and isolation, and this study will evaluate whether 
movement limitations can be linked to those distribution patterns. This 
study is being conducted in collaboration between researchers at Oregon 
State University and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development 
Center. All positions will begin on approximately 1 May 2016, and end on 
31 July 2016. Personnel will assist in target-netting territorial birds 
from a diverse group of species (e.g., Wood Thrush, Ovenbirds, Scarlet 
Tanagers, Kentucky Warblers, and Red-eyed Vireos), translocating them to 
unique areas (1-2 km away), and tracking their movement paths back to 
their home range using hand-held telemetry antennae and automated 
recording units (ARUs). Other duties may include, but are not limited 
to, data entry and equipment maintenance. The crew leader will 
additionally be responsible for coordinating daily activities, 
maintaining a GIS database, and communicating with project principal 
investigators. Qualifications: Successful candidates for the positions 
will have experience with some combination of mist-netting, bird 
banding, applying transmitter units to passerines, avian telemetry 
tracking, and re-sighting of color-banded birds. Previous leadership and 
banding experience is strongly preferred for the crew leader position. 
Field sites are located in both pristine and fragmented forest tracks 
within state parks, national wildlife refuges, and military 
installations. All candidates should expect early morning field work, 
extensive hiking, long, hot days outdoors, and typical field challenges, 
including biting insects, rough terrain, poison ivy, and thorny 
understory vegetation. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and 
their own means of travelling to the study region.  Compensation: 
Housing will be provided and federal field vehicles will be used for 
day-to-day work. Salary will be $2,000 per month for technicians and 
$2,250 per month for the crew leader.  To Apply: To apply please send 
electronic copies (PDF or MS Documents) of the following: 1) a letter of 
interest, 2) a C.V, and 3) the names and contact information for three 
work references to JONATHON VALENTE (EM: Jonathon.Valente AT 
oregonstate.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and 
continue until the positions are filled.

PCSU ENDANGERED SEABIRD FIELD ASSISTANT - ID #16050  at Kauai Endangered 
Seabird Recovery Project.  Website: http://kauaiseabirdproject.org/  
Location: Kauai, HI.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 6. Application Deadline: 17 Feb 2016.  Job Description: 
DUTIES: Participates in carrying out research and management activities 
for the recovery of Kauai’s endangered seabirds during field season, 
with emphasis on Newell’s Shearwater (Puffinus newelli), Hawaiian Petrel 
(Pterodroma sandwichensis), and Band-rumped Storm-petrel (Oceanodroma 
castro). Includes: 1) surveys to document distribution and relative 
abundance across Kauai using visual surveys (binocular, and 
night-vision), auditory point counts, and ornithological radar; 2) 
surveys to monitor breeding success and relative abundance at select 
colony sites; 3) management tasks, possibly including predator control; 
4) data entry, and preliminary analyses of field data. Performs 
effective public outreach. Operates a motor vehicle and a variety of 
equipment for field studies.  Qualifications: PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: 
EDUCATION/TRAINING: One to three (1-3) years of college level biological 
sciences coursework from an accredited college or university. 
EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years of (paid or volunteer) experience 
in biological fieldwork (Volunteer experience must be documented and 
verifiable). Demonstrated experience with one (1) or more of the 
following: seabird monitoring methods, auditory point counts, operating 
ornithological radar, song meters and/or burrow cameras, or predator 
management near seabird colonies. Demonstrated remote area experience. 
ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Working knowledge of the principles of avian 
population ecology and conservation. Ability and skills in techniques of 
avian population ecology and conservation, particularly colonial nesting 
seabirds. Demonstrated hiking ability, including off-trail navigation. 
Ability to use Microsoft Office (Excel) and other software programs to 
undertake field reporting. Ability to communicate effectively both 
orally and in writing. Must be able to locate birds by their calls. Must 
possess a valid driver’s license and maintain throughout the duration of 
employment. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must possess certification 
in First Aid/CPR and maintain throughout duration of employment (or be 
able to obtain and maintain the certificate following the training 
provided within two (2) months from date of hire). Must be able to 
complete basic helicopter safety course within two (2) months from date 
of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL 
REQUIREMENTS: Ability to hike at least four (4) miles on obscure or off 
trails with a thirty to forty (30-40) pound backpack unassisted and live 
and work in isolated field camps under primitive conditions for extended 
periods of time. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: As a condition 
of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies 
and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawaii's 
and/or business entity's policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH's, 
UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable 
State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action 
(including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, 
personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.). SECONDARY 
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year 
college or university in Biological Sciences. Strong interest and 
background training in seabird ecology, particularly forest-nesting 
petrels. Small boat experience. Experience working with Hawaiian birds. 
Banding experience, particularly with seabirds. Experience with use of 
Geographic Information System (GIS) software (Arcview) and databases 
(Access). Familiarity with native Hawaiian flora and fauna, local 
conservation issues, and Kauai.  Compensation: MONTHLY SALARY RANGE: 
$1,730-$2,684/Mon  To Apply: APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to 
http://www.rcuh.com, click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate 

to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job.” Job ID# is 16050. You 
must submit the following documents online to be considered for the 
position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory 
References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All 
online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date 
(11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job 
posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is 
imminent, you may send additional documents to (EM: rcuhhr AT rcuh.com). 
If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, 
please call (808)956-8344. Equal Opportunities Employer – 
Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.

SEASONAL FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Audubon California.  Website: 
https://employees-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2707/seasonal-field-technician/job 
Location: San Joaquin Valley, CA.  Duration: 3 to 4 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 12 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Audubon 
California is seeking an individual to conduct bird surveys who is 
comfortable working alone in remote settings, is a strong communicator, 
can maturely interact with private landowners and managers, can 
confidently estimate and identify shorebird species, and can enter 
survey data with a close attention to detail. This is a full time (40 
hours/week), 4 month (March 1st, 2016 – June 30th, 2016) position, with 
occasional overtime. Application review will begin February 1st, 2016  
Qualifications: Essential Functions • Conduct shorebird surveys on 
private duck clubs in the Grasslands Ecological Area 2.5 days per week 
to measure bird response to additional water deliveries on private duck 
clubs as part of a partnership program among Audubon California, The 
Nature Conservancy, and Point Blue Conservation Science. • Conduct 
Tricolored Blackbird surveys from public roads throughout the San 
Joaquin Valley 2.5 days per week to identify breeding locations on 
farms. The Tricolored Blackbird Program is a coordinated effort with the 
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to identify Tricolored 
Blackbird colonies in agricultural fields at risk of harvest. • 
Communicate regularly with duck club owners about property access. • 
Communicate observations to duck club managers to advise on wetland 
drawdown rate to maximize bird benefits. • Enter data in the field and 
proof data in an electronic database. • Assist with preliminary data 
analyses and reporting. Qualifications • Bachelor's Degree in related 
field or 2+ years applicable field experience. • Ability to identify 
birds by sight, specifically shorebirds and Tricolored Blackbirds. • 
Experience driving field trucks and ATVs on narrow roads in variable 
conditions. • Strong initiative and self-motivation and ability to work 
with limited supervision. • Ability to communicate effectively with 
supervisors, conservation partners, private landowners and farmers, 
volunteers, and local community members. • Experience working on field 
projects; work in an agricultural setting and interaction with private 
landowners a plus. • Ability to travel in California, and to work 
evenings and weekends, as needed. • A valid driver’s license and 
excellent driving record. • Comfortable using a GPS unit and comfortable 
testing/using a new mapping system through ArcGIS Collector on iPhone. • 
GIS knowledge desired. • Familiarity with MS Word, Access, Excel, 
PowerPoint. • Ability to engage in strenuous outdoor activity, carry 
field equipment and endure outdoor field conditions including cold and 
wet winter weather and extreme heat. • Proven effectiveness working in a 
team setting. • Comfort working alone in a field setting.  Compensation: 
~$20 per hour.   To apply, please go to 
https://employees-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2707/seasonal-field-technician/job 
Only applications submitted online will be considered.

LESSER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN SURVEY TECHNICIAN  at Sutton Avian Research 
Center.  Website: http://www.suttoncenter.org  Location: northwestern 
Oklahoma.  Duration: March 7 - May 7.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 6. Application Deadline: 12 Feb 2016. Job Description: Conduct 
Lesser Prairie-Chicken standardized surveys as assigned throughout 
northwestern Oklahoma, following established protocol. Typically six 
mornings per week, 4-6 hours per day doing surveys, and 1-2 hours per 
day data entry.  Qualifications: Must be able to work early mornings and 
tolerate cold weather, and be able to operate 4WD vehicle. Must be 
flexible to work around weather conditions (can’t survey in rain or high 
winds). Excellent hearing and bird identification skills are essential.  
Compensation: $15/hr (housing provided)  To Apply: Please send resume 
with three references to: DON WOLFE (EM: dwolfe AT ou.edu) Sutton Avian 
Research Center P.O. Box 2007 Bartlesville, OK 74005 918-336-7778

BANDING FIELD TECHNICIANS  at University of Massachusetts Amherst. 
Location: San Salvador Island, The Bahamas.  Duration: 2-3 weeks. Job 
Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 1-2. Application Deadline: 15 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: Volunteer field technicians (1-2) needed for a 
study of passerine and near-passerine birds on San Salvador Island, The 
Bahamas. Technicians are needed (dates tentative) between Feb. 29th 2016 
– Mar. 16th 2016. Primary activities will be constant effort mist 
netting, banding and measuring passerine birds, cutting net lanes and 
trails, and setting up and taking down nets. Other work includes 
vegetation surveys and data entry. In past years, we’ve captured around 
35-40 migratory and resident species, and some days we’ve caught 50-100 
birds. The crew will be staying at the Gerace Research Centre 
(http://www.geraceresearchcentre.com/packetsandforms.html), in the 
company of other research and student groups, with a beautiful pristine 
beach as the backyard.  Qualifications: Ideal applicants will have 
previous experience taking passerine birds out of nets quickly and 
safely, and experience banding and aging/sexing passerines using molt 
limits. Work will be done in thorny, wet, and/or dense vegetation, 
usually in hot, very sunny conditions. Applicants must have a strong 
work ethic, be able to work well with others, follow directions, and be 
in very good physical condition. Applicants must be able to assist in 
cutting and cleaning up existing net lanes and trail with machetes, be 
able to carry heavy netting gear (i.e. poles) and help set up nets. 
Given the short amount of time on the island, the work schedule will be 
6-7 days a week. Applicants should be prepared for long days in the 
field (8-11 hrs/day). After the project, applicants (if they want) have 
the chance to stay on the island at the research centre to tour the 
island with other student groups.  Compensation: We will have a better 
idea of the available reimbursement for the applicants very soon. It is 
likely that airfare to Nassau and then to San Salvador will be the 
responsibility of the technician, however, most likely we should have 
some funds to pay for part or all of the room and board fees ($70/day) 
at the Gerace Research Centre for the applicants during the project, 
depending on their previous experience and qualifications. We would also 
welcome volunteers (such as those with less previous experience) who 
would be willing to pay their own way completely. Please apply if 
interested and we will discuss the compensation DOE and available 
funds.  To Apply: Please send ASAP a short cover letter, resume/CV, and 
contact information (name, phone number, and email address) for 3 
references to MIKE AKRESH (EM: mike.akresh AT gmail.com).

SNOWY PLOVER AND WATERBIRD INTERN: 1 YEAR  at San Francisco Bay Bird 
Observatory.  Website: http://www.sfbbo.org  Location: Milpitas, CA.  
Duration: 1 year.  Job Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: (Spring/Summer) Conduct plover nesting surveys 
using spotting scopes and binoculars in South Bay ponds. Re-sight color 
band combinations. Conduct avian predator surveys. Enter, proof and 
manage data collected. Assist with maintenance of field equipment. 
(Fall/Winter) Conduct waterbird surveys and water quality sampling in 
South Bay ponds. Assist with surveys to collect dead, diseased, and 
injured birds in South Bay sloughs as part of an effort to prevent avian 
botulism outbreaks. Assist with other SFBBO projects as assigned. Enter, 
proof and manage data collected. Assist with maintenance of field 
equipment.  Qualifications: Required: Coursework toward a degree in 
biology, ecology, or related field. Strong work ethic, organizational 
skills and attention to detail. Valid driver’s license, clean driving 
record and a reliable personal vehicle. Good physical condition and 
enthusiasm for long days in the field, often starting at sunrise. 
Willingness to tolerate harsh field conditions (deep mud, sun, dust) and 
some irregular hours. Patience for sighting cryptically-colored birds at 
great distance using binoculars and spotting scopes. Ability to work 
independently and as part of a team. Effective oral and written 
communication skills. Preferred: Field experience with threatened or 
endangered species. Ability to launch and safely operate a kayak. 
Off-road driving experience (SFBBO truck provided for off-road driving 
on levees). First aid certification. Basic bird identification skills. 
Ability to navigate using maps and handheld GPS units. Solid computer 
skills, including working knowledge of MS Office Suite. Compensation: 
Applicants should be undergraduate students pursuing a degree in 
wildlife biology, environmental science or related field. A stipend of 
$125/week will be provided. Housing is not provided. An SFBBO vehicle, 
or reimbursement for use of a personal vehicle, will be available for 
pre-approved, internship-related travel during work hours. SFBBO will 
supply all survey gear, such as spotting scopes and tripods.  To Apply: 
Send a cover letter and resume with three references (names, email 
addresses and phone numbers) to KARINE TOKATLIAN (EM: ktokatlian AT 
sfbbo.org). Include all materials in one Word or PDF file, and state 
your last name in the file name.

SNOWY PLOVER AND WATERBIRD INTERN: 6 MONTHS  at San Francisco Bay Bird 
Observatory.  Website: http://www.sfbbo.org  Location: Milpitas, CA.  
Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: (Primary) • Conduct plover nesting surveys using 
spotting scopes and binoculars in South Bay ponds • Re-sight color band 
combinations • Conduct avian predator surveys • Enter, proof and manage 
data collected • Assist with maintenance of field equipment (Secondary) 
• Conduct waterbird surveys and water quality sampling in South Bay 
ponds • Assist with surveys of nesting California Gulls • Assist with 
other SFBBO projects as assigned  Qualifications: Required 
Qualifications: • Coursework toward a degree in biology, ecology, or 
related field • Strong work ethic, organizational skills and attention 
to detail • Valid driver’s license, clean driving record and a reliable 
personal vehicle • Good physical condition and enthusiasm for long days 
in the field, often starting at sunrise • Willingness to tolerate harsh 
field conditions (deep mud, sun, dust) and some irregular hours • 
Patience for sighting cryptically-colored birds at great distance using 
binoculars and spotting scopes • Ability to work independently and as 
part of a team • Effective oral and written communication skills 
Preferred Qualifications: • Field experience with threatened or 
endangered species • Ability to launch and safely operate a kayak • 
Off-road driving experience (SFBBO truck provided for off-road driving 
on levees) • First aid certification • Basic bird identification skills 
• Ability to navigate using maps and handheld GPS units • Solid computer 
skills, including working knowledge of MS Office Suite  Compensation: 
Applicants should be undergraduate students pursuing a degree in 
wildlife biology, environmental science or related field. A stipend of 
$125/week will be provided. Housing is not provided. An SFBBO vehicle, 
or reimbursement for use of a personal vehicle, will be available for 
pre-approved, internship-related travel during work hours. SFBBO will 
supply all survey gear, such as spotting scopes and tripods.  To Apply: 
Send a cover letter and resume with three references (names, email 
addresses and phone numbers) to KARINE TOKATLIAN (EM: ktokatlian AT 
sfbbo.org). Include all materials in one Word or PDF file, and state 
your last name in the file name. The deadline for applications is 
February 15th. For more information about SFBBO, please visit 
www.sfbbo.org .

SHOREBIRD TECHNICIAN  at Little St. Simons Island.  Website: 
http://www.littlestsimonsisland.com  Location: Little St. Simons Island, 
GA.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 15 
Feb 2016.  Job Description: Little St. Simons Island (LSSI) is seeking a 
seasonal Shorebird Technician to assist with breeding beachnesting bird 
monitoring and management. The applicant will be responsible to find, 
document, and track all American oystercatcher, wilson’s plover, black 
skimmer, and least tern nests and broods. S/He will conduct red knot 
surveys and shorebird migration surveys, successfully resight banded 
birds, and assist the ecological technician with predator management. 
Daily monitoring activities include a strenuous bicycle ride (up to 18 
miles/day) with field equipment to and along the beach. Field work is 
often conducted in harsh conditions that may include heat, wind, rain, 
soft sand, and biting insects. The shorebird technician may also 
participate in other management projects including sea turtle nest 
monitoring, marsh bird point count surveys, and a fire ant monitoring 
and treatment project. There is also an educational component to the 
position that includes a weekly shorebird presentation as part of the 
Little St. Simons Island’s guest program. Little St. Simons Island is a 
10,000 acre private barrier island that is only accessible by boat. 
Access to the mainland is limited, and is not guaranteed on the 
technician’s time off. This is a full-time, seasonal position that runs 
April 1-August 1 (flexible).  Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in 
biology, zoology, ecology or related field. Previous field experience 
and the ability to identify shorebird and seabird species is a must. The 
candidate must be in excellent physical condition, and able to tolerate 
biting insects. S/He must be a self-starter, and be able to work both 
independently and as a team. Candidates should be enthusiastic, 
positive, and be able to communicate effectively. Compensation: 
$8.00/hr, housing and meals provided  To Apply: Please send a resume, 
cover letter, and contact information for 3 references in a single 
document to LAUREN GINGERELLA (EM: lauren AT littlessi.com) prior to 
February 15.

BIRD MONITORING BIOLOGISTS  at Point Blue Conservation Science. Website: 
http://www.pointblue.org  Location: Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascades, 
CA.  Duration: 25 April through 5 August, 2016 (start and end date may 
be flexible, depending on experience).  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Two 
bird and vegetation survey technician positions available on multiple 
monitoring projects in the Sierra Nevada of California with Point Blue 
Conservation Science. This program offers a unique opportunity to 
explore and observe birds in some of the most beautiful landscapes in 
California, across a wide range of habitats, while collecting data to 
guide forest management in the Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascades. 
Field work covers a vast profile of elevations in coniferous forest, 
aspen, oak, meadow, and chaparral habitats, with a significant focus on 
collecting data in recently burned areas. Primary duties include, but 
are not limited to: Conducting multiple-species avian point counts, nest 
searching, vegetation surveys, data entry, navigating cross-country in 
mountainous terrain and driving company-leased and government-owned 4×4 
vehicles. In addition to these duties, two technician positions based 
near Lake Almanor will assist with banding and extracting birds at two 
MAPS stations. The northern and central Sierra crews will also be 
deploying and maintaining bat bioacoustic recorders. Qualifications: 
Previous experience point counting multiple bird species by sight and 
sound is required, preferably in the Western US. All candidates must 
have the ability to navigate cross-country in complex, steep mountainous 
terrain in post-fire (brushy, sooty) landscapes. All successful 
candidates must be able to identify over 100 bird species by sight and 
sound following two weeks of training. We require self-motivation, an 
enthusiasm for travel and camping, good sense of direction, the ability 
to cope with snow and inclement weather, willingness to spend long hours 
in the field observing birds 6 days/week and the ability to work well 
independently and in a group living situation. Most positions require 
significant driving between remote sites (up to 2-4 hours traveling per 
day for some positions) and front-country camping up to 5 days/week. 
Successful applicants will need a valid U.S. driver’s license and will 
be asked to provide information to verify their good driving record with 
one or fewer moving violations in the last three years. Point Blue is an 
equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against 
applicants or employees because of race, color, religion, national 
origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, disability 
status of an otherwise qualified individual, membership or application 
for membership in an uniformed service, or membership in any other class 
protected by applicable law and will make reasonable accommodation for 
applicants with disabilities to complete the application and/or 
participate in the interview process.  Compensation: Total compensation 
is at least $3,000/month, which includes an hourly wage and housing 
costs. An hourly wage equivalent to $2,650-2800/month DOE for technician 
positions, including overtime pay according California State law. 
Housing is provided at a value = $350/month. Field housing locations are 
near Lake Almanor, South Lake Tahoe, and Shaver Lake, CA. Work vehicles 
are also provided.  To Apply: Send a single document (PDF preferred, or 
Word Doc) including a cover letter describing previous point count 
experience and interest in this position, specific dates of 
availability, geographic location preference (if any), a resume, and 
contact information for three references to BRENT CAMPOS (EM: bcampos AT 
pointblue DOT org) and JOSH STAGNER (jstagner AT pointblue DOT org). In 
the subject line type: Sierra Bird Crew 2016. Only those qualified 
applicants who we desire to interview will be contacted starting 
February 8. Qualified candidates will be hired as they are identified. 
Point Blue is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not 
discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, 
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, citizenship 
status, disability status of an otherwise qualified individual, 
membership or application for membership in an uniformed service, or 
membership in any other class protected by applicable law and will make 
reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities to complete 
the application and/or participate in the interview process.

FIELD BIOLOGIST  at Tetra Tech.  Website: http://tetratech.com/ 
Location: Coffey County, Kansas.  Duration: 1 year.  Job Type: 
Temporary. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  
Job Description: Tetra Tech, Inc. is seeking local applicants to provide 
approximately full time field support for a post-construction mortality 
study in Coffey County, Kansas as part of ongoing environmental 
assessments of operational wind farms. Applicants should reside within 1 
hour of the Project Area which includes but is not limited to Topeka, 
Kansas City or Emporia. The field biologists will be responsible for 
implementing a post-construction monitoring program inclusive of 
fatality searches, searcher efficiency trials and carcass persistence 
trials, adhering to standardized protocols and keeping detailed 
datasheets. Tetra Tech is looking for field biologists to begin work on 
March 14, 2016 and to continue work for one (1) full year through 
February 15, 2017. Applicants must be willing to commit to at least 4 
full field days per week, including travel to and from the field 
location. Field work will be weekly during spring, summer and fall 
seasons, and will reduce to every two weeks during winter. The field 
biologists will be responsible for their own housing throughout the 
study period.  Qualifications: • Previous field work in wildlife ecology 
with preference given to experience with avian and/or bat species; • 
Able to accurately identify local wildlife species by sight; • BS 
Science (Biology, Environmental Science, Wildlife Management, etc. ) 
preferred; • Be willing to adhere to all personal safety requirements 
associated with working at an operating wind farm; • Comfortable in 
harsh weather conditions and rugged terrain (i.e., extreme heat or cold, 
high winds, all forms of precipitation); • Physically capable of doing 
extensive walking following transects; • Ability to utilize a compass 
and/or GPS unit; • Licensed driver with ability to utilize own vehicle 
as necessary; • Comfortable handling bird and small mammal carcasses 
under standard safety protocols; • Must be able to work independently 
and as a part of a team, while maintaining good communication with Tetra 
Tech staff; and • Able to have flexibility in scheduling due to changing 
field conditions.  Compensation: Salary will be commensurate with 
experience and range from $15-20/hour.  To Apply: Please send cover 
letter indicating interest and experience and resume to JENNY TAYLOR 
(EM: jennifer.taylor AT tetratech.com) - qualified applicants will be 
contacted for an interview.
Subject: Birdjobs -- January 26, 2016
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2016 23:49:47 -0500
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POINT COUNT SURVEYORS: IDAHO & UTAH  at Intermountain Bird Observatory.  
Website: http://ibo.boisestate.edu/  Location: Idaho and/or Utah.  
Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 30 Apr 
2016.  Job Description: POINT COUNT SURVEYORS (6-8) needed for a study 
of breeding birds across Idaho and Utah (mid-May to mid-July, 2016) with 
the Intermountain Bird Observatory at Boise State University. Duties 
consist of standardized point count surveys, vegetation surveys, and 
data entry. Field assistants will travel across diverse habitats 
including grasslands, sagebrush steppe, riparian, montane forest, 
alpine, and pinyon-juniper and encounter hundreds of bird species.  
Qualifications of applicants should include: 1) ability to identify 200+ 
species of Western birds by sight AND sound (sound is very important), 
2) experience with standardized bird surveys, 3) careful and accurate 
data entry and 4) willingness to give your all even through challenging 
times. This is a fulltime position for the duration of the project 
(May-July). Hourly rate is $12-$14+/hr DOE (PLUS a per Diem which 
amounts to an additional $1,000 over the season which essentially boosts 
the hourly rate by ~$3.) Applicants must be comfortable mostly working 
alone (90% of the time) in some remote but beautiful areas that can 
include predators (bears, wolves, mountain lions). Applicants must also 
be physically fit and able to handle hiking in steep and rough terrain 
and dealing with thick vegetation. Applicants must be able to navigate 
with maps and GPS to find remote sites, maintain accurate records of 
each visit, and be comfortable working independently and camping for up 
to 10 days at a time at undeveloped sites, and be able to provide their 
own basic camping equipment. There is a lot of driving between sites 
since we are covering most of the state. Applicants must have a valid 
driver's license and EITHER use their personal 4WD vehicle (work-related 
mileage will be reimbursed at the standard state rate) OR ELSE if you do 
not have a suitable vehicle we will provide you with a rental SUV. 
Compensation: 12-$14+/hr DOE (PLUS a per diem). To Apply: Please send a 
resume, cover letter, and references via e-mail to (EM: jessicapollock 
AT boisestate.edu). Please put “2016 Point Count Applicant” in the 
subject line. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are most 
interested in Idaho, Utah, or both. Positions will be filled as soon as 
suitable applicants are found.

CITIZEN SCIENCE COORDINATOR  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. 
Website: http://birdconservancy.org  Location: Front Range, Colorado.  
Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 25 Jan 
2016.  Job Description: Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking an 
experienced wildlife biologist to lead our raptor monitoring volunteer 
programs in Colorado. The Citizen Science Coordinator will oversee the 
day-to-day operations of our Bald Eagle Watch and Dinosaur Ridge 
HawkWatch programs. Citizen scientists for our Bald Eagle Watch program 
monitor and collect data at eagle nests across the Front Range from 
February through August. This data helps land managers ensure continued 
healthy populations of Bald Eagles in the area. We also work with 
volunteers who count migrating raptors at the Dinosaur Ridge HawkWatch 
in Morrison, CO between March and May. Data from this project 
contributes to our understanding of raptor movements across North 
America. There is also an opportunity to help out with our passerine 
banding stations near the end of the season with a possibility for 
extension (depending on funding). The position will require working in 
the field or from a home office. We have a preference for candidates 
that live in the Denver metro area or nearby. Essential job functions: • 
Manage Bald Eagle Watch nest monitoring program. o Visit sites to 
ground-truth Bald Eagle nest locations. o Assist with Bald Eagle nest 
monitoring as needed. o Alert Colorado Parks & Wildlife staff when there 
are threats to Bald Eagles reported. o Update Colorado Parks & Wildlife 
and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service staff regularly with nest status and 
new nest locations. o Create reports and other products using Bald Eagle 
Watch nest monitoring data. • Coordinate a large pool of dedicated 
citizen science volunteers with diverse skillsets and backgrounds. • 
Establish and implement a regular communication strategy for volunteers 
that includes weekly, monthly and seasonal updates and reports. • 
Schedule citizen science volunteers for monitoring activities at the 
Dinosaur Ridge Hawkwatch and Bald Eagle Watch nest sites. • Assist with 
citizen science events, trainings and activities to steward volunteers. 
• Conduct outreach to recruit new volunteers and supporters to the Bald 
Eagle Watch and Dinosaur Ridge Hawkwatch programs. • Assist with the 
Dinosaur Ridge Hawkwatch migration monitoring program. • Occasionally 
count migrating raptors at the Dinosaur Ridge Hawkwatch site. • Monitor 
and steward data entry from volunteers. • Potential to help with 
songbird banding at the end of the season.  Qualifications: Desired 
knowledge, abilities, and skills: • A positive attitude, outgoing 
personality and an ability to work independently and cooperatively with 
others. • Excellent written and oral communication skills. • Proficiency 
with computers including Microsoft Office, databases and Google 
applications. • Working knowledge of the ecology, identification, 
research and conservation of North American birds of prey. • A 
commitment to biological conservation and the mission of Bird 
Conservancy of the Rockies. • Clean driving record. Education and 
Experience: • Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources or related field 
(required) • Hawk migration counting experience (preferred) • Nest 
monitoring experience (preferred) • Experience working with volunteers, 
scheduling and group communications (preferred) • Experience extracting 
birds from mistnets and/or songbird banding (preferred)  Compensation: 
$15.94/hour.  To Apply: Email a cover letter detailing your knowledge 
and dates of availability, a resume, and at least three references as a 
single document (PDF or Word) to JEFF BIREK (EM: jeff.birek AT 
birdconservancy.org). We will begin reviewing applications on January 
4th and positions will be filled as suitable applicants are found.

AVIAN WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN  at Environment Canada/Canadian Wildlife 
Service.  Website: http://www.ec.gc.ca  Location: Edmonton, AB. 
Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: ~3-4. 
Application Deadline: 3 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Technicians are 
needed to survey songbird communities in the boreal forests of northern 
Alberta. This project will run as part of an initiative designed to 
evaluate the impacts of oil sands activities on forest landbird 
populations throughout the Oil Sands Area. Technicians will work in 
teams of 2-3 and live in remote, tent-based camps that may be relocated 
to different survey areas every few days. Distance-based point-count 
surveys or recording units will be used to quantify avian abundance. 
Habitat and vegetation sampling may also be conducted. Technicians will 
be responsible for identifying suitable camp locations and assessing 
access to survey areas on an ongoing basis while in the field. 
Employment period will be 90 work days compressed into roughly 3-months 
beginning May 2, 2016. Work will be highly rewarding but also physically 
demanding. Technicians should expect early mornings, long/variable 
working days, uncooperative weather, difficult terrain, wildlife 
encounters (including bears), and persistent insects. Food, 
transportation (via 4x4 truck, ATV, and/or helicopter), and 
accommodation will be provided while in the field. Crew members are 
responsible for accommodation in Edmonton for the duration of the 
position. Qualifications: Required skills and experience: • Previous 
experience (= 2 field seasons) conducting avian monitoring field 
programs, preferably in the boreal forest region. • Ability to identify 
boreal forest landbirds by sight and sound. • Experience living and 
working in remote field camps for extended periods of time. • 
Demonstrated ability to work independently. • Applicants must be in 
excellent physical condition and must be comfortable working 
independently under diverse and often adverse conditions including 
biting insects, heat, cold, wet, and bears. • Experience navigating in 
forest regions using GPS, map, and compass. • Job offers are conditional 
on passing a security screening and Health Canada medical examination. • 
Applicants must be Canadian Citizens, or hold valid working permits for 
Canada, and must have a valid Class 5 driver’s license or equivalent 
(e.g. 5L in Manitoba or G in Ontario) • Essential character traits 
include initiative, thoroughness, dependability, and effective 
interpersonal skills. Additional preferred skills: • Experience 
supervising fieldwork and handling field logistics, such as creating 
sampling/survey schedules, coordinating travel and daily activities, 
summarizing data, and providing regular status updates. • Experience 
conducting vegetation surveys and/or ability to identify vascular plants 
and ecosite communities. • Experience in the safe operation of off-road 
vehicles (4x4 trucks, ATVs, and trailers). • Experience entering, 
verifying, and managing scientific data using Excel or Access. 
Compensation: $4,600.00 per month (approximate) × 3 months, plus 
overtime pay for weekends worked in the field  To Apply: Please include 
clear and concise examples of relevant experience and skills in a cover 
letter and resume, combined into a single pdf. Include in the 
description: Who (employer); When and How Long (date and time period of 
experience in months or years); Where (location including city/town and 
province, as well as the ecological region e.g. boreal forest, 
grassland, montane, etc); and What (describe your specific duties). 
Note: Any applicants currently or previously employed in a Casual 
position with the Government of Canada in 2016 must explicitly state 
their status as a Casual employee and state the start/end date of their 
position in the application email and resume. Deadline for application 
is February 3, 2016. Hiring may begin immediately as suitable applicants 
are identified. Submit your cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for 3 references as a single PDF to: (EM: Thea.Carpenter AT 
canada.ca).

HEAD OWL BANDER OR ASSISTANT OWL BANDER  at Mackinac Straits Raptor 
Watch.  Website: MackinacRaptorWatch.org  Location: Cheboygan, 
Michigan.  Duration: March 20 to May 15, 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 20 Feb 2016.  Job 
Description: Set up and maintain mist nets to capture Owls; checking 
nets dusk till dawn except inclement weather. Keep legible records for 
all birds banded (date, measurements, age,& sex), daily blog entries & 
writing seasonal report. Owls are mostly NSWO, some LEOW, possibly BDOW, 
GHOW, BOOW. Applicant must be able to withstand night activity & cold 
weather.  Qualifications: Head Bander: Must have experience using mist 
nets, record keeping, handling & banding owls. Experience identifying 
owls, taking measurements & using Pyle guide. Assistant Bander must have 
experience using mist nets, identifying & banding birds using Pyle 
guide. Compensation: $1200 to $1400 per month depending on experience. 
Housing provided, primitive cabin in State Park, no electricity, wood 
heat.  To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and references to ED PIKE 
(EM: EdandAnne6750 AT gmail.com).

WATERBIRD COUNTER  at Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch.  Website: 
http://MackinacRaptorWatch.org  Location: Mackinaw City, Michigan. 
Duration: March 25 till May 15, 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 20 Feb 2016. Job Description: Identifying, counting and record 
waterbirds using binoculars and spotting scope. Legibly keep records of 
species, numbers, and movement of waterbirds. Eight hours per day 
starting at sunrise. Job may be extended.  Qualifications: Must be able 
to identify waterbirds of the Great Lakes region in flight and on water. 
Must be experienced using binoculars and spotting scope; and recording 
data. Must have own binoculars.  Compensation: $1200 to $1400 per month 
depending on experience. Housing provided.  To Apply: Send cover letter, 
resume and references to: ED PIKE, (EM: EdandAnne6750 AT gmail.com)

RESEARCH ASSISTANT (TERNS AND PLOVERS)  at University of Massachusetts, 
Amherst.  Website: http://www.coopunits.org/Massachusetts/  Location: 
Field sites in Cape Cod, MA, coastal RI, and Long Island, NY.  Duration: 
5 months with possibility of extension (start date 3/28/2016).  Job 
Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  Job Description: 
Research technician needed to assist with movement studies of threatened 
piping plovers and endangered roseate terns for collaborative project 
with the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service in southern New England and New York. This is a 
temporary position that will start in late March and continue until 
early September, with possibility of extension into late Nov/early Dec. 
Duties include but are not limited to: assisting with construction and 
maintenance of automated radio telemetry stations; assisting with 
trapping, banding, and attaching radio transmitters to piping plovers, 
roseate terns, and common terns; radio telemetry; nest and brood 
monitoring; collecting chick provisioning data (for terns); conducting 
band resighting surveys and survey counts of shorebirds and terns; data 
entry and summaries. The work is physically demanding and requires 
hiking long distances over sand with heavy field equipment. Technicians 
will be based in coastal RI but extensive travel throughout southern New 
England/NY is required. Shared housing is available at all sites. May be 
required to spend up to 6 weeks at a time living in rustic field camps 
on remote islands with no running water and limited to no electricity.  
Qualifications: Preferred qualifications include experience with avian 
(especially shorebird and tern) field research and the willingness and 
capability of working as part of a team, living in shared quarters in a 
remote setting, and ability to work long/irregular hours, flexibility 
for traveling to field sites throughout the study area, ability to carry 
 >50 pounds of equipment for long distances over soft sand/uneven 
terrain. Applicants must have excellent communication skills with 
coworkers, project collaborators, and the beach-going public. Experience 
with construction, solar systems, climber safety techniques, radio 
telemetry, 4-WD vehicle operation over soft sand, and traveling in small 
boats is preferred.  Compensation: $2,600/month plus housing. To Apply: 
Send cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references in a 
single pdf document by email to PAM LORING (EM: ploring AT 
eco.umass.edu). Use 'Research Assistant application: your last name' as 
the subject line of the email. Applications will be reviewed as they are 
received up until the deadline of 15 Feb 2016.

OILED WILDLIFE PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE INTERN  at Tri-State Bird 
Rescue & Research, Inc.  Website: https://tristatebird.org/ Location: 
Newark, DE.  Duration: 10 weeks.  Job Type: Intern. Application 
Deadline: 12 Feb 2016.  Job Description: The Oil Spill Response Team at 
Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research is looking for a local student intern 
to assist with contingency planning and response activities for the 
organization. This position is available for the spring 2016 semester. 
The intern will be onsite 12 hours per week for 10 weeks, at a mutually 
agreeable schedule. Work must be conducted during weekdays, but weekend 
hours may be requested by Tri-State with or without advance notice in 
the event of an oil spill. The student is responsible for securing 
approval for credit hours; if credit hours are approved, Tri-State will 
complete any required paperwork. The intern will learn and assist with 
many aspects of oiled wildlife response and preparedness, including 
response readiness, petroleum product safety, wildlife facility 
maintenance, and animal care. There will be an opportunity for the 
intern to identify and lead a project based on his or her interests and 
skills. The intern will work with Oil Program staff on projects that 
enhance the preparedness of Tri-State’s new Wildlife Response Annex. 
Types of projects may include cleaning, paper and electronic filing, 
equipment maintenance, and cage design. The intern will also assist with 
creating content for social media and may be asked to oversee volunteer 
projects. In addition to these response readiness tasks, the intern will 
be trained to assist with various aspects of wildlife rehabilitation if 
Tri-State responds to a local oil spill during the course of the 
internship.  Qualifications: • Computer literacy, especially with 
Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. • Willingness to work around 
stressed wildlife and petroleum chemicals. • A familiarity with Delaware 
native wildlife is preferred. • Enrolled in a degree program in wildlife 
biology, animal science, emergency management, or similar. • A positive 
attitude and a willingness to acquire new skills as related to oil spill 
preparedness and response. • Able to pass a background check. 
Compensation: Unpaid.   To apply, email the following to SAMANTHA 
CHRISTIE, Senior Coordinator, Oil Programs at (EM: schristie AT 
tristatebird.org). Incomplete submissions will not be considered. • 
Cover letter • Application (can be found on our website: 
www.tristatebird.org/careers/ ) • Résumé • One professional or academic 
letter of reference Deadline for applications is Friday, February 12, 
2016. Preferred start date is March 14, 2016.

BANDER AND ASSISTANT BANDER  at Mackenzie Nature Observatory. Website: 
http://www.mackenzienatureobservatory.ca  Location: Mugaha Marsh banding 
station, Mackenzie, BC.  Duration: 19 July - 23 September, 2016.  Job 
Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Job Description: We have our BIC 
for Fall 2016, but we require two more banders - one bander would work a 
5 day week throughout the season and the assistant bander would work a 
four day week covering the days other banders get off. Banding, 
observations, and data entry are some of the duties, full details will 
be provided to interested parties.  Qualifications: You need to have a 
banding permit or be eligible for one under our station permit. You 
should know Western Birds by sight and sound. You must have the abitiy 
to work with others and a willingness to share your knowledge with other 
banders and volunteers Having your own personal transportation is an 
asset More details about job will be provided to interested applicants. 
Compensation: This will be provided to interested applicants. 
Applications will be reviewed as they come in.  To Apply: Please send 
Mackenzie Nature Observatory your resume by email to (EM: jlambie AT 
telus.net) marking it to the attention of MNO Bird Committee. Please 
provide details of your banding experience, your knowledge of Western 
Birds, whether you are available for the full season or just part of it, 
and some references.

BAHAMAS LIVE-ABOARD SCHOONER EXPEDITION  at CONSERVIAN.  Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation  Location: Bahamas.  
Duration: 1 week.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 6-8 per 
week. Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Conservian 
Bahamas Live-aboard Schooner Expedition: Shorebird Habitat Conservation 
Come join us for the adventure of a lifetime! Conservian is seeking a 
weekly crew of 6 to 8 enthusiastic individuals for our Bahamas shorebird 
habitat conservation project in May 2016 aboard the 75ft schooner “Dream 
Catcher”. Cost for the week is $1,150. Includes your bunk, onboard 
meals, water, and ground transportation associated with project. Crews 
will fly to the Bahamas each week to designated airports for shuttle 
transport to schooner. A valid passport is required. Airfare and 
insurance are not included. Project Summary Conservian and partners will 
begin the first program in the Bahamas to implement on-the-ground 
protective and restorative measures to limit human-caused disturbance, 
and control invasive Australian pine at key Piping Plover, shorebird, 
and seabird sites. Crews will also participate in collecting new data on 
shorebirds and seabirds of the Bahamas. Selected Island sites include 
Globally Important and locally Important Bird Areas and national parks 
of the Bahamas, such as the North Atlantic Abaco Cays National Park IBA, 
Lucaya National Park IBA, Peterson Cay National Park IBA, Joulters Cay 
National Park IBA, and Berry Islands, as well as additional key 
shorebird sites on Grand Bahama Island and Great Abaco. Project partners 
include: BirdsCaribbean, Bahamas National Trust, Dream Catcher Coastal 
Sailing Adventures, International Conservation Fund of Canada, 
LightHawk, Grand Bahama Nature Tours, Grand Bahama Port Authority, Grand 
Bahama Island Power, Abaco Friends of the Environment. Project Crew 
Activities: Protect, post & sign shorebird breeding & migratory sites 
Collect new data on nesting shorebirds & habitat Control invasive 
Australian pine on beach habitats Work with local volunteers to 
accomplish the above goals Expedition schedule: Choose one week Week 1: 
Grand Bahama Island- May 2-9 (Freeport GBI Int. Airport) Week 2: Great 
Abaco- May 9-16 (Freeport/Marsh Harbour Airport) Week 3: Great Abaco- 
May 16-23 (Marsh Harbour Airport) Week 4: Berry Islands & Joulters Cays- 
May 23-30 (Marsh Harbour/San Andros Airport) Bahamas Pilot Work 
Completed in 2014: In December 2014 Conservian partnered with Lighthawk 
to conduct aerial surveys of the Bahamas islands to identify and locate 
all migratory and breeding shorebird habitat, and document all shoreline 
occurrence of the invasive species Australian pine. The new data will 
guide Conservian's shorebird conservation work in the Bahamas. The 
historic project was featured on National Geographic’s website. 

http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2015/02/06/historic-flights-aid-bahamas-shorebirds-video/ 

Qualifications: Our days will be filled with much adventure. We will 
work in both populated and remote areas, sail blue Caribbean waters, 
visit white sandy beaches, boat to little islands, conduct ground 
surveys for beach-nesting birds, nests, and downy chicks, and meet new 
people. We will work with local volunteers to post and sign shorebird 
sites and control invasive Australian pine. Crews will assist with 
shipboard duties; sailing, cooking and cleaning. We will rotate duties 
so that everyone will have some time off to visit island towns, fish, 
snorkel, or dive. IMPORTANT: Applicants must be responsible, 
adventurous, in good physical condition, enjoy working in teams and be 
capable of walking several miles during warm weather in the Caribbean. 
Applicants must be comfortable living onboard a schooner for a week and 
riding in small boats to access survey sites. Shorebird or other field 
experience is a plus, but not required. All training is provided. This 
is an excellent opportunity to gain multi-species shorebird ID and 
monitoring experience. Conservian is beginning a new long term shorebird 
and habitat conservation program in the Bahamas.  Compensation: No 
compensation All of your contributed time and schooner fee costs count 
as in-kind match to make this important conservation work a reality.  To 
Apply: If you would like to join our conservation pirate crew for a 
week: Please send 1) letter of interest 2) resume 3) names, email 
addresses and phone numbers of 3 references to MARGO ZDRAVKOVIC: (EM: 
MargoZ AT Coastalbird.org). Please label all attachments with your name. 
The review of applicants is ongoing and will continue until bunks are 
filled. Go to https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation on 
Facebook for more information on Conservian’s conservation work and full 
color expedition brochure.

SHOREBIRD INTERN VOLUNTEER- ALABAMA and MISSISSIPPI  at CONSERVIAN. 
Website: https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation  Location: 
Alabama and Mississippi.  Duration: 3.5 months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  
Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2016.  Job Description: SHOREBIRD INTERN 
VOLUNTEER- ALABAMA and MISSISSIPPI (1 position) CONSERVIAN/Coastal Bird 
Conservation (CBC) is seeking one Shorebird Intern Volunteer for 
state-wide monitoring of beach-nesting birds on the Alabama and 
Mississippi coast. Work begins in mid-April and continues through July 
30th. Shared housing is provided. The focus of the work is monitoring 
and protecting beach-nesting bird breeding pairs, nests, and young, 
including Snowy and Wilson’s Plovers, American Oystercatchers, Least 
Terns and other colonial nesting species. Intern will work cooperatively 
with CBC field staff as part of a team. Intern will record data on 
breeding pairs, habitat assessment, and be required to keep organized 
field notes, complete various data forms and perform regular data entry 
using Excel. Qualifications: Requirements: Applicant must be 
self-motivated, responsible, and adventurous, in good physical 
condition, like traveling, working in teams, and comfortable riding in 
small boats to access some survey sites. This position requires working 
long hours, 6 days a week including weekends. Applicant must enjoy 
walking many miles at remote locations, in hot temperatures on the Gulf 
of Mexico. Prior shorebird experience preferred, but not required. All 
training is provided. This is an excellent opportunity to gain 
multi-species shorebird monitoring experience. Must have own waterproof 
binoculars (10x42). Valid driver’s license and own reliable vehicle 
required for travel between work sites. Cost of gasoline will be 
reimbursed for travel between field work sites. Compensation: Housing 
and cost of gasoline will be reimbursed for travel between field work 
sites.  To Apply: Please send 1) letter of interest 2) resume 3) names, 
email addresses and phone numbers of 3 references to MARGO ZDRAVKOVIC: 
(EM: MargoZ AT Coastalbird.org). Please label all attachments with your 
name. The review of applications is ongoing and will continue until 
position is filled. Go to 
https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation on Facebook for more 
information on Conservian’s work on the Gulf Coast.

AVIAN TECHNICIAN - VARIOUS LOCATIONS  at Rocky Mountain Power. Website: 
http://www.PacifiCorp.com  Location: Salt Lake City, UT. Duration: 7 - 8 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 4.  Application 
Deadline: 29 Jan 2016.  Job Description: RESPONSIBILITIES: • Conduct 
surveys evaluating electrocution and collision risks and the 
effectiveness of avian protection measures on power lines. • Walk power 
lines and record data on avian use, mortalities, and protection measures 
to prevent electrocutions and collisions as part of company Avian 
Protection Plans. • Identify bird mortalities (species, cause of death), 
document live raptors using structures and identify bird nests on 
structures. • Collect data using ArcPad and Trimble GPS units. Conduct 
quality check of all GIS data collected. • Complete surveys in a safe, 
timely, and accurate manner. • Work safely in remote locations with 
limited oversight and under variable field conditions (weather, insects, 
and/or limited vehicle access). • Adhere to company safety requirements 
and ensure safe working practices. • Complete required PacifiCorp 
employee training and comply with all company policies, procedures and 
guidelines. • Understand Bird Management Program policy and procedures. 
• Enter all protected bird mortalities in company tracking system. 
Create maps, as needed, for mortality reports. • Ensure that all field 
equipment is accounted for and maintained in good working condition. • 
Communicate with crew Lead regarding field survey status, bird 
mortalities or problems with surveys. • This position is temporary - the 
timeframe will be April 2014 - November 2014. • This position will 
require travel to remote locations throughout Utah, Wyoming, & Idaho.  
Qualifications: REQUIREMENTS: • Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology, 
Environmental Science or related field of study; or the equivalent 
combination of education and professional experience. • Two years 
professional experience in wildlife, environmental science or related 
experience. • Bird identification skills. • Ability to travel for 
extended period and work in remote locations. • Knowledge of GIS, GPS, 
database management, and MS Office.  Compensation: $18.75 - 
$23.80/Hour.  To Apply: Please access our website 
http://www.PacifiCorp.com/Careers. Complete a candidate profile, then 
apply to job number 151372.

AWWIC COORDINATOR  at American Wind Wildlife Institute.  Website: 
https://awwi.org/  Location: Washington, DC or Burlington, VT. Duration: 
Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 12 Mar 2016.  Job 
Description: The American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI) seeks a 
coordinator for AWWI’s American Wind Wildlife Information Center (AWWIC) 
project. The AWWIC is a database that collects and securely houses 
wind-wildlife data from wind projects across the U.S. and makes the data 
available for scientific analysis. The analysis of data contained in 
AWWIC represents the most substantive, near-term opportunity to deliver 
game-changing information on wind-wildlife interactions. This position 
will report to AWWI’s Program Manager and be supported by the Director 
of Research and Evaluation. AWWI works closely with more than 30 
industry and conservation partners, friends, and advisors to build 
scientific research, strategies and tools, and best practices for 
environmentally responsible wind farm siting and operations. Carrying 
out AWWI’s mission requires dedication to sound science and 
collaboration. Key Responsibilities The AWWIC Project Coordinator’s 
primary day-to-day responsibilities for coordinating and managing AWWIC 
include, but are not limited to the following: • Manage ongoing and 
future data contributions to AWWIC; conduct data QA/QC and work with 
data submitters to prepare complete datasets for upload into AWWIC • 
Maintain and update content of AWWIC Documents Database and other 
database user portals; respond to user inquiries as needed • Understand 
and develop templates for data collection that are in-line with the most 
up-to-date field techniques and research • QA/QC wind-wildlife data 
collected from public sources for inclusion in AWWIC • Data aggregation 
and analysis for use in scientific presentations and papers • 
Collaborate with contracted computer programmers on database development 
and maintenance • Support preparation of outreach materials on AWWIC, 
such as talking points, fact sheets, presentations, maps, and diagrams • 
Participate in regular staff calls and meetings • Lead AWWIC working 
groups • Additional tasks as assigned and as time permits  
Qualifications: We are seeking applicants with the following 
qualifications: • M.S. in Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Environmental 
Science or a related field or equivalent work experience • Strong data 
manipulation, management, and QA/QC skills; working knowledge of 
PostgreSQL, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Access • Strong 
organizational skills, project management skills, and attention to 
detail • Good writing and oral communication skills • Specific knowledge 
and experience in wind energy and/or avian and bat biology is strongly 
preferred • Working knowledge of ArcGIS; statistical programs such as R, 
Stata, SAS, or SPSS; and HTML or PHP is not required, but considered a 
plus • Desire to work in a collaborative environment to achieve goals of 
a diverse stakeholder community  Compensation: The location of the 
position will be in Washington, D.C. or Burlington, VT. Compensation is 
commensurate with experience and skills. AWWI offers a generous, 
comprehensive benefits package.  To Apply: Please send a cover letter 
and resume to (EM: info AT awwi.org). Applications will be accepted 
until the position is filled. No phone or written inquiries please. AWWI 
is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are 
considered for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, 
color, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran 
status or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws.

VOLUNTEER ASSISTANTS AT BANDING STATION  at Mackenzie Nature 
Observatory.  Website: http://mackenzienatureobservatory.ca Location: 
Mugaha Marsh Banding Station, Mackenzie, BC Canada. Duration: Jul 19-Sep 
23, 2016.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Job Description: Volunteers assist the 
banders with the operation of the station, according to their abilities. 
Volunteers can apply to come for 2 or more weeks, but we would like to 
know your first and second choice of times.  Qualifications: We would 
like to know your experience working with birds,and whether you have 
assisted at a banding station previously. Are you able to identify birds 
by sight and sound? Mugaha is 14.5 km from Mackenzie and there is no 
running water on sight, but we do have electricity. You will need your 
own personal transportation.  Compensation: We do not offer any 
compensation.

KING RAIL FIELD ASSISTANT  at East Carolina University.  Website: 
http://www.fws.gov/mackayisland/  Location: Mackay Island National 
Wildlife Refuge, North Carolina.  Duration: 10 to 12 weeks.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 20 Feb 2016.  Job 
Description: Highly motivated VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS (3 positions) 
sought for research on the ecology and behavior of breeding king rails 
in wetlands in and around Mackay Island NWR in coastal North Carolina 
near the Virginia border. Duties include conducting callback surveys to 
locate breeding king rails, nest finding (wading), nest monitoring, 
catching, sampling and banding adults and chicks. Candidates will be 
required to collect data and observations and enter data into a 
database. These positions require physically demanding work at varying 
times of day, including early morning start times and a non-traditional 
work week. Workers will spend long hours wading through water, mud and 
vegetation in the marshes under hot, humid conditions. Some night work 
may also be necessary. Three 10- to 12-week positions are available with 
staggered start dates. May through June availability required. April 
availability strongly preferred, but dates negotiable prior to 
starting.  Qualifications: Required: Candidates should have or be 
working towards a B.S. in biology, ecology, wildlife science, or a 
related field. Ability to follow direction and to work both 
independently and with a team. Possess good organizational and data 
recording skills. Ability to lift 50 pounds above one’s head. Valid 
driver’s license and clean driving record. Must be comfortable working 
around water, in the presence of snakes and biting insects. Hard working 
with a positive attitude, sense of humor, and an interest in wetland 
bird ecology a must! Preferred: Prior experience with marsh birds, 
mistnetting, bird handling, and nest-finding, particularly in wetlands. 
Prior experience recording avian vocalizations or conducting playback 
trials. Experience working in difficult terrain and under uncomfortable 
field conditions. Experience paddling a kayak. Own vehicle preferred, 
but not required (please indicate upon application). Ability to operate 
a 4-wheel drive truck an asset.  Compensation: Volunteer, but 
comfortable refuge housing with basic amenities and utilities will be 
provided free of charge.  To Apply: Candidates should send a cover 
letter with dates of availability describing qualifications, reason for 
interest in the position and future goals, and a resume including the 
contact information for three referees, all in a single file to SUSAN 
McRAE at East Carolina University, EM: mcraes AT ecu DOT edu. Please use 
the following subject line: KING RAIL ASSISTANTS. For questions about 
the positions, contact KATIE SCHROEDER (EM: schroederk15 AT students DOT 
ecu DOT edu) Review of candidates will begin February 5th, 2016, and 
continue until the positions are filled.

GREATER SAGE-GROUSE FIELD TECHNICIANS: NEVADA, OREGON  at University of 
Nevada, Reno.  Location: Northern Nevada and Southern Oregon. Duration: 
4.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 8. Application 
Deadline: 1 Feb 2016.  Job Description: The University of Nevada-Reno is 
hiring field technicians to assist with a study assessing the impact of 
non-native grazers on Greater Sage-grouse demographics. This project 
consists of three study areas. Combined, these study areas are slightly 
larger than the state of Delaware and are very remote. Accommodations 
will vary from remote field camps without running water to primitive 
bunkhouses. Duties include but aren’t limited to capturing and handling 
of sage-grouse, radio telemetry, vegetation surveys, transect surveys 
for horse and livestock use, diving trucks as well as ATVS, the use of 
GPS systems, and data entry. Sage-grouse will be monitored during 
breeding, nesting, brood rearing, and post-fledging periods with the 
goal of relating demographic parameters to environmental changes. This 
is a seasonal position starting March 21st and continuing through August 
1st 2016.  Qualifications: The most successful applicants will have 
demonstrated the ability to work and live in remote areas for long 
periods of time. Previous work with radio telemetry, vegetation surveys, 
and upland gamebirds is desired but not necessary. Applicants must be 
willing to work long days in variable weather conditions ranging from 
below freezing temperatures to extreme heat. A valid driver’s license is 
a must.  Compensation: $1900/month + housing + food.  To Apply: To 
apply, send a cover letter and resume to PHILLIP STREET and TESSA BEHNKE 
(EM: unrgrsg AT gmail.com).

IMMEDIATE NEED: BENDIRE’S THRASHER FIELD ASSISTANT  at New Mexico State 
University and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Location: 
Western New Mexico.  Duration: February - July.  Job Type: Temporary.  
Application Deadline: 27 Jan 2016.  Job Description: 3-7 field 
technicians are needed to assist with a graduate student research 
project studying the distribution and habitat requirements of Bendire’s 
Thrasher (BETH) throughout its New Mexico range and parts of Arizona. 
Our study objectives are 1) To locate and map BETH territories 
throughout their breeding range in New Mexico and Arizona. 2) To 
quantify vegetation characteristics around BETH nests and territories. 
3) To investigate BETH interactions with other Thrasher species. Primary 
duties of the field assistants include, but are not limited to, 
assisting with avian point counts, territory mapping, as well as 
vegetation surveys. Eligible applicant will be available for work 
beginning in mid-February through mid to late July. Irregular hours, 
early mornings, and long workdays in extremely variable weather 
conditions should be expected. Fieldwork will also require extensive 
hiking over variable terrain and extensive driving between field sites 
in Western New Mexico and Arizona. The position will require working a 
10 day schedule, with all nights spent camping remotely. Shared housing 
while not in the field will be provided. Applicant should possess a 
strong interest in avian biology, work well independently or as part of 
a team, be highly motivated, detail oriented, possess the ability to 
collect high quality scientific data, maintain a positive attitude under 
strenuous field conditions and be to live and work in close quarters 
with others. Preference will be given to applicants that have 
demonstrated experience with identifying western birds by sight and 
sound, conducting avian point counts, territory mapping, remote and 
independent fieldwork, and vegetation identification. Qualifications: 
Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in wildlife science, biology, 
or related field. Experience with identifying western birds by sight and 
sound, conducting avian point counts, territory mapping vegetation 
identification, and avian research is preferred. Being prepared to camp 
for 10 day stretches, usually with only one other person will be very 
important. Successful applicants will also have a positive work 
attitude, sense of humor, and strong work ethic.  Compensation: ~$1600 a 
month.   To apply, please send the following documents to (EM: cbear AT 
nmsu.edu): · Cover letter (summarizing how you meet the listed 
qualifications and interest in the position) · Resume or CV · Contact 
information for three references.

CALIFORNIA CONDOR RECOVERY PROGRAM INTERNSHIP  at American Conservation 
Experience.  Website: http://www.usaconservation.org Location: Paicines, 
CA.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Intern. Application Deadline: 2 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: The American Conservation Experience is seeking 
one full-time intern (age 18 or older) to assist with monitoring captive 
and wild California condors based at Pinnacles National Park. The 
primary duties of the intern will be: 1) tracking, monitoring and 
recording condor movements, behaviors and interactions; 2) observing and 
recording feeding behaviors; 3) speaking with the public and local 
community members about a high-profile endangered species which is 
reliant on public and private lands and hunting and ranching operations 
for its recovery; 4) monitoring breeding behavior and nests; 5) handling 
animal carcasses used for bait stations; 6) maintenance of equipment and 
facilities; and 7) other duties as assigned to gain experience with 
other work groups such as habitat restoration and public education and 
outreach. Internship will require: great attention to detail and safe 
work practices; the ability to work as part of a team as well as 
independently; an interest in talking with the public; the ability to 
hike up to 10 miles on steep and rugged terrain carrying 40+ pounds of 
equipment; a tolerance for summer temperatures that exceed 100 degrees; 
and a sense of humor and patience. Interns may have opportunities to 
work with partners, other federal agencies, and other natural resource 
management projects as needed. This is a 6 month internship with the 
possibility of extension. Housing may be provided. Applicants within 
commuting distance to Pinnacles National Park are encouraged to apply. 
Interns will work 40-hour weeks, including at least one weekend day with 
some evening work. Position is scheduled to begin in mid-March.  
Qualifications: Highlight any educational or work experience with 
endangered species or wildlife, radio-telemetry, public speaking, basic 
maintenance and construction tasks, 4x4 driving on primitive roads, and 
hunting or ranching operations. We are seeking individuals with 
enthusiasm, self-initiative, dependability and an open mind for all 
perspectives.  Compensation: $200-275/week stipend, depending on housing 
availability. An AmeriCorps educational award may also be available.  To 
Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 
references to JENNIE JONES (EM: jennie_k_jones AT nps.gov) no later than 
February 2, 2016. Please write “Internship Application” in the subject 
line and send all application components as a single attachment using 
the following file naming format: First name_Last 
name_Internship_Application Please specify your available start date and 
where you saw this posting. Please indicate if you are between 18-25 
years old as special funding sources may apply.

POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN  at Saltmarsh Habitat & Avian Research Program.  
Website: http://www.tidalmarshbirds.org/  Location: Coastal US, Maine to 
Delaware  Duration: May 1--late July/early Aug.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 13. Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2016.  Job 
Description: POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS needed to conduct tidal-marsh bird 
research along the New England and mid-Atlantic coasts! Technicians will 
support a large-scale project called SHARP: Saltmarsh Habitat & Avian 
Research Program, which investigates the status and distribution of 
tidal-marsh birds along the northeastern US coast. Particular emphasis 
is placed on Saltmarsh Sparrow, Seaside Sparrow, Nelson’s Sparrow, 
Willet and Clapper Rail. See www.tidalmarshbirds.org for more 
information on SHARP. Technicians will conduct passive and callback 
point-count surveys for marsh birds in selected tidal marshes. Saltmarsh 
vegetation surveys will also be conducted at each location. Positions 
are available in coastal Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island/Connecticut, 
New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. Qualifications: Ideal applicants 
will have prior experience with point-count and callback surveys and 
will be willing to work long hours in remote marshes under harsh field 
conditions (biting insects, deep mud, and heat). All applicants must 
have a valid driver’s license, a good driving record, a good sense of 
humor, and the ability to adjust to varying schedules throughout the 
field season. Applicants must also have a working knowledge of 
northeastern bird identification by sight and sound. A general knowledge 
of marsh vegetation will also be helpful. New Jersey and Delaware 
positions require significant motorboat experience; applicants should 
describe boat experience in their application letter and include an 
additional reference that can attest to boating skills.  Compensation: 
Housing and vehicles will be available for all positions. Salary is 
$480/week.   To apply, please send a resume and cover letter with three 
references to (EM: info AT tidalmarshbirds.org). Please specify desired 
state/s in subject line of email.

WILDLIFE (TURKEY) TECHNICIAN  at Montana State University. Location: 
Northern Black Hills, South Dakota.  Duration: 5 months. Job Type: 
Temporary.  Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Agency: 
Montana State University – Bozeman, Dept. of Ecology in cooperation with 
South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks. Location: Northern Black Hills, 
South Dakota. Position based in Lead, South Dakota Project: A study of 
Merriam’s wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo merriami) in the Northern 
Black Hills seeks to quantify survival and reproduction characteristics. 
Specifically, this project seeks to understand how individual and 
environmental factors affect hen survival, nesting success, and poult 
survival. Radio telemetry will be utilized to monitor hen and poult 
survival and to facilitate habitat evaluations at nest sites. Duties: 
Technician will participate in all field aspects of the project. Primary 
duties will include: monitoring hens via radio telemetry, nest location, 
nest monitoring, habitat evaluations, and conducting poult counts. 
Technician will also be responsible for equipment maintenance, data 
management, and other duties as required. The ability to interact 
positively with members of the public, landowners, livestock producers, 
and other agency personnel is critical.  Qualifications: Required 
Qualifications: Candidates should have a background in wildlife biology, 
ecology, or a related field. The demands of fieldwork require 
individuals willing and able to work long days and occasionally work 
long periods (up to 10 days) without time off. Technicians must be in 
good physical condition and capable of hiking 10+ miles across rugged 
terrain in a variety of weather conditions (snow, rain, heat). The 
ability to read a topographic map and navigate using a GPS is crucial, 
as is the ability to safely operate a 4WD pickup on low maintenance 
roads. Additionally, the ability to collect and legibly record high 
quality data is a must. Most work will be conducted alone; must be able 
to work independently or as part of a team. Applicants must be willing 
and able to live in bunkhouse-type quarters and able to maintain 
professional relationships while living and working with the same people 
day-in and day-out. Above all, I am seeking a hard-working, 
results-oriented individual with an ability to solve problems and get 
the job done in a safe and effective manner. Desired Qualifications: 
Individuals with experience using radio-telemetry are highly preferred, 
as are those with experience quantifying vegetation communities. 
Individuals with animal handling experience (wildlife or farm/ranch), 
particularly turkeys or other game birds will be given preference. 
Mechanical aptitude and a general ability to solve problems is also 
desired.  Compensation: Terms of Appointment: Position begins April 1, 
2016 and runs through August 2016. Salary: ~$1425/month. Housing is 
provided in Lead, SD. All project-related travel will be in a 
project-provided vehicle, but technician is responsible for his/her own 
transportation to Lead. To Apply: Email a cover letter specifying 
interests and qualifications, along with a resume/CV (including contact 
information for three (3) or more references) to (EM: michael.yarnall AT 
msu.montana.edu). Emailed files should include applicant’s last name. 
Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2016, but applications 
will be processed as they are received, and position likely will be 
filled prior to March 1, 2016.

AVIAN FIELD RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at Simon Fraser University. Location: 
Great Bear Rainforest, near Bella Bella, BC, Canada. Duration: 4.5 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Job Description: A field technician is 
needed to assist an MSc student studying Pacific Wrens along salmon 
streams near Bella Bella, on the central coast of British Columbia in 
the remote Great Bear Rainforest. Applicants must be available from late 
April until early August. Fieldwork will involve banding, spot-mapping, 
and nest-searching for wrens in lush riparian forests. Other duties will 
include data entry and gear upkeep. This is part of a larger study of 
relationships between salmon and their ecosystems, under the guidance of 
Dr. John Reynolds, (http://johnreynolds.org).  Qualifications: 
Candidates must have previous experience with avian field research and 
bird banding. Ideal applicants will be qualified for a sub-banding 
permit (have at least 2 referees willing to sponsor their application 
under our lab master permit) and have experience studying avian breeding 
biology. Finding Pacific Wren nests can be very challenging and requires 
patience and a keen eye. Applicants should have prior nest-searching 
experience. This research is also physically demanding, and applicants 
should be comfortable working independently for long hours in 
challenging conditions (including rainy, wet and cold weather) and 
navigating by GPS. This project will require attention to safety, 
teamwork, and the ability to be flexible with variable maritime 
forecasts. All sites are accessed by boat, so comfort and experience 
with boats with outboard motors in tidal environments would be helpful. 
Please mention if you already have any boat certifications (such as SVOP 
or PCOC).  Compensation: $1500-1800 CAD/month depending on experience. 
Food, travel from Vancouver, and accommodation in the field (apartment 
on Denny Island, BC) all included.  To Apply: This position is open to 
Canadian citizens or those able to work in Canada (work permit, 
permanent resident, ect). To apply, please send a cover letter and CV 
(including 3 references) as one PDF file to KIRSTEN WILCOX (EM: 
kawilcoxATsfu.ca). Please put “Salmon and Songbirds Project 2016” in the 
subject line. Applications will be reviewed until a suitable candidate 
is found.

FIELD SUPERVISOR for AVIAN STUDY: BLACK-CAPPED VIREOS  at University of 
Central Oklahoma.  Website: http://www.uco.edu/  Location: Wichita 
Mountains, OK.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 28 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Long-term survey and monitoring 
project of the endangered Black-capped Vireo in the Wichita Mountains, 
southwestern Oklahoma--conducted since 1988. Project times from late 
April/early May to end of August. Individual will be expected to 
supervise other field personnel, survey for and map vireo territories, 
monitor reproductive success for a subset of territories, (option to) 
capture and band vireos, manage and maintain databases obtained, and 
support creation of tables and figures for final report. Specific 
instruction and training provided. The Wichita Mountains are a unique 
ecosystem in the southern plains, and hold the last remaining viable 
population of Black-capped Vireos in Oklahoma.  Qualifications: 
Individual should have: field skills in bird identification by sight and 
sound; nest-finding experience; experience in supervising daily schedule 
of field assistants; capacity to train others in field and data 
organization techniques; capacity to use GPS units and download to 
computer software; data-management skills; ability to manage data entry 
and organization, and interpretation of observations; ability to 
traverse rocky terrain; develop materials and maps for project report. 
Specific instruction and training provided. Previous experience in 
working with endangered Black-capped Vireos useful. Compensation: 
$2500-$3000/month; housing and transportation (or transportation 
expenses) on-site are also provided.  Apply to Dr. JOSEPH GRZYBOWSKI, 
University of Central Oklahoma (EM: j_grzybowski AT sbcglobal.net). 
Provide cover letter, CV/Resume and names, addresses, emails of at least 
3 references. Direct any materials and questions to email address; 
include phone if direct contact preferred. Review of applications will 
begin by late January/early February and continue until suitable 
applicant accepts position.

FIELD TECHNICIANS for AVIAN STUDY: BLACK-CAPPED VIREOS  at University of 
Central Oklahoma.  Website: http://www.uco.edu/ Location: Wichita 
Mountains, OK.  Duration: May to July/early Aug, 2016; approximately 3 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. Application 
Deadline: 28 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Long-term survey and monitoring 
project of the endangered Black-capped Vireo in the Wichita Mountains, 
southwestern Oklahoma--conducted since 1988. Individual will be expected 
to survey for and map vireo territories, monitor reproductive success 
for a subset of territories, (option to) capture and band vireos, record 
and transcribe data accurately, maintain field notes, use GPS units; and 
be able to traverse rocky terrain. Specific instruction and training 
provided. The Wichita Mountains are a unique ecosystem in the southern 
plains, and hold the last remaining viable population of Black-capped 
Vireos in Oklahoma. Approximate 3 month position.  Qualifications: 
Individual should have: field skills in bird identification by sight and 
sound; nest-finding experience; capacity to use GPS units and download 
to computer software; data-management skills; ability to manage data 
entry and organization, and interpretation of observations; ability to 
traverse rocky terrain. Specific instruction and training provided. 
Previous experience in working with endangered Black-capped Vireos 
useful.  Compensation: $2000-$2500/month; housing and transportation (or 
transportation expenses) on-site are also provided.  Apply to Dr. JOSEPH 
GRZYBOWSKI, University of Central Oklahoma at (EM: j_grzybowski AT 
sbcglobal.net). Provide cover letter, CV/Resume and names, addresses, 
emails of at least 3 references. Direct any materials and questions to 
email address; include phone if direct contact preferred. Application 
review will begin by late January and continue until suitable applicants 
accept positions.

GRASSLAND BIRD TECHNICIAN - EAST TENNESSEE  at University of Tennessee 
Knoxville.  Website: http://nativegrasses.utk.edu/projects/wildlife.htm  
Location: Knox and Loudon Counties, TN.  Duration: May 1 - July/Early 
August.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 3. Application 
Deadline: 15 Apr 2016.  Job Description: The Center for Native 
Grasslands Management at the University of Tennessee is hiring 3 
technicians to aid in a research project evaluating the influence of 
grazing strategies on both grassland bird communities and cattle 
production in native grass pastures in eastern Tennessee. Many 
restoration efforts are based on the assumption that grazed native 
warm-season grass pastures can provide habitat for grassland birds. 
Responses of grassland birds to grazing strategies must be documented to 
allow adaptive management to guide conservation efforts. Technicians 
will conduct line transect counts for grassland and early successional 
birds, nest searches and nest monitoring, vegetation and forage 
sampling, data entry, and may assist with weighing cattle as needed 
(experience not required). Technicians will be based near Knoxville, TN. 
Housing and field vehicle will be provided. Review of applications 
begins immediately and continues until the positions are filled.  
Qualifications: The ideal candidate should be familiar with eastern 
grassland and early successional bird identification by sight and sound, 
nest searching, distance sampling, and basic plant identification. 
Preference will be given to candidates with proven bird identification 
and nest searching experience and skills. The ideal candidate should 
have a positive attitude, be comfortable working long days in the field 
during hot summer months, able to interact positively with private 
landowners and managers, and excited about participating in applied 
avian conservation research. A BS in Ecology, Wildlife Biology, or 
related field is preferred, but undergraduates with relevant experience 
are also encouraged to apply. Candidates should bring their own 
binoculars.  Compensation: $1,400/month; field housing and work vehicle 
provided.   To apply: Please send a complete resume with contact 
information for 3 references, and a cover letter outlining relevant work 
experience, especially related to bird work and nest searching, to the 
email provided. Use “Field Technician” as the subject of your email. 
Contact: KYLE BRAZIL (EM:  kbrazil AT utk.edu, PH: 325-215-9364), 274 
Ellington Plant Sciences

HOUSTON ZOO AVIAN DEPARTMENT INTERNSHIP  at Houston Zoo.  Website: 
http://www.houstonzoo.org/internship/  Location: Houston, TX, USA. 
Duration: 2.5 months.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 1-2. 
Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2016.  Job Description: The Houston Zoo is 
offering opportunities to participate in unpaid internships in our Bird 
Department! Students will shadow and assist zoo staff in the care of one 
of the largest zoological collections of birds the United States. The 
Houston Zoo is home to over 220 species of birds, with over 800 
individual animals. This includes flamingos, cassowaries, shoebill 
storks, kookaburra, red-crown cranes, macaws, hornbills, and other 
endangered species. From learning about exhibit maintenance to 
enrichment and training of the animals, this position will give real 
world experience in the field of zoo keeping. In addition to learning 
each routine’s duties, interns will gain knowledge of anatomy, behavior, 
and the conservation status of each species. Candidates for this 
position should be self-motivated, dependable, positive, and show an 
interest in pursuing a career in animal care management or conservation 
of birds. The internship is designed to provide students the opportunity 
to learn the following: • Diet preparation and feeding • Proper 
nutrition and care for a variety of bird species • Maintaining of animal 
exhibits and holding areas (perching, trimming, propping, etc.) 
according to AZA regulations • Observing and recording animal 
conditions, social behaviors, and responses • Observing vet care and 
treatments • Designing and constructing of enrichment and evaluations • 
Positive and educational interaction with zoo guests PART-TIME 
INTERNSHIP: The part-time position requires a commitment of 24-25 hours 
a week. This can be accomplished in five, 5-hour shifts per week or 
three, 8-hour shifts per week. Applicants must be able to work any day 
of the week, including weekends. Work times are from 7 AM until 4 PM. 
FULL-TIME INTERNSHIP: The full-time position requires a commitment of 40 
hours a week, which can be accomplished by working five, 8-hour days. 
Applicants must be able to work any day of the week, including weekends. 
Work times are from 7 AM until 4 PM. PHYSICAL EFFORT AND ENVIRONMENT: 
This position involves a lot of walking and lifting. Time outdoors can 
be expected, in all different weather conditions including heat, 
humidity, rain, cold, or dust. It may also involve considerable physical 
exertion such as climbing, reaching, assuming awkward positions, 
repetitive motions, and lifting and/or moving of heavy objects (up to 25 
pounds) on a regular basis. Due to the nature of this environment, 
interns will have some public contact requiring considerable 
communication skills. Interns can expect to present keeper chats for the 
public towards the end of the internship.  Qualifications: KNOWLEDGE AND 
SKILLS: • Ability to multi-task and excel in a fast-paced environment • 
Ability to work independently while being an important part of a team • 
Exhibit strong professionalism and communication skills • Possess a 
desire to gain experience and knowledge working with birds • Some 
knowledge of husbandry is preferred but not required REQUIREMENTS: • 
Interns are required to complete a minimum 200 hour commitment. • 
Compose and deliver an educational presentation at the end of internship 
• Candidates do not need previous husbandry experience but working at 
other animal facilities is a plus • Candidates must currently be 
enrolled in a college institution or a recent graduate (within 1 year of 
application due date) • Coursework in biology or zoology-related field 
is preferred but not required • The Houston Zoo is open 364 days a year. 
Interns can expect to have a regular set schedule but may be scheduled 
to participate on some weekends, holidays, etc.  To Apply: APPLICATION: 
• We are currently accepting applications until March 1, 2016 for our 
summer season • To submit an application, please visit our website at 
http://www.houstonzoo.org/internship. For further information and 
inquiries, please contact the Volunteer Office via email (EM: volunteer 
AT houstonzoo.org).

FIELD ORNITHOLOGIST  at Corvus Ecological Consulting, LLC.  Website: 
http://corvusecological.com/  Location: Eastern Mojave Desert of 
Southern CA.  Duration: + or - 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 11 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Corvus 
Ecological Consulting is seeking several qualified field ornithologists 
to monitor Common Ravens (Corvus corax) and raptors and their effects on 
desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) in the Eastern Mojave Desert region 
of Southern California. Duration of the project will be from 
approximately March through June. Applicant review will begin 
immediately. 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 so good communication skills are essential. Field workers 
will be required to camp (often alone) in remote portions of the study 
area. Work will include driving over rough unmaintained roads, hiking in 
rough terrain, and dealing with temperature extremes. A per diem will be 
provided in lieu of housing and fieldworkers may opt to stay in a hotel 
from time to time. Qualifications: We seek applicants with the following 
qualifications: • Prior avian field experience and demonstrable birding 
skills (specifically raptor identification) • Prior camping experience 
and possession of personal camping equipment • Minimum of B.S. in 
Biology and 3 years of experience in field ornithology • 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 vehicle. • Excellent 
organizational skills and attention to detail • Communication skills and 
the ability to work well with others are paramount for a successful 
candidate The following qualifications are preferred, but not required: 
• Prior field experience with desert tortoise • 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 • Botanical knowledge 
of 

the Mohave Desert region • Experience with field data collection using 
Pendragon FormsVI or other handheld data collection systems • Wilderness 
First Responder training  Compensation: Hourly compensation will be 
competitive and dependent upon experience. If a candidate has a reliable 
4WD vehicle 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 (EM: 
jobs AT corvusecological.com). 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 11th 2016, whichever comes first.

GRASSLAND BIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN, IOWA  at University of Illinois. 
Website: 

http://millerlab.nres.illinois.edu/pages/Restoration%20Ecology%20in%20a%20Working%20LandscapeProfile/avianresponsetofiregrazing.htm 

Location: Lamoni, IA.  Duration: 10-12 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 1-2. Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2016.  Job 
Description: Grassland Bird Field Technicians (1-2) needed mid-May 
through the end of July or mid-August (start and end dates slightly 
flexible). Both avian and amphibian work is available through this 
project, although birds are the main focus. Research projects focus on 
three main components (1) habitat selection by grassland birds, (2) the 
effects of grassland management (fire, cattle grazing, and herbicides) 
on avian communities, and (3) population connectivity of cricket frogss 
Duties will consist of a combination of the following: line-transect 
surveys, nest-searching for grassland birds, nest monitoring, arthropod 
sampling, prairie vegetation surveys, aquatic sampling, and potentially 
data entry. Housing and field vehicles will be provided.  
Qualifications: Required: Valid driver’s license U.S. Citizenship 
Experience with avian survey techniques (ex. point counts, line 
transects, nest-searching, etc.) and/or vegetation survey techniques 
Previous fieldwork experience Ability to walk long distances and work 
long hours in hot and humid conditions Completed or pursuing 
undergraduate degree in Biology, Ecology, Wildlife Biology, or related 
field Preferred: Experience in identifying grassland birds or flora  
Compensation: $10-$13/hr depending on experience.  To Apply: Please 
submit a CV, contact information for three references, and a short cover 
letter detailing your interest in the project and relevant experience to 
(EM: jjcoon2 AT illinois.edu). Applications will be reviewed as they are 
received.

BANDING VOLUNTEER  at Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project.  Website: 
http://www.mauiforestbirds.org  Location: Maui, Hawaii.  Duration: 2 
weeks-2 months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Number of Openings: 3. 
Application Deadline: 14 Mar 2016.  Job Description: BANDING VOLUNTEERS 
needed for studies of native and introduced forest birds and habitat 
restoration on Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii. Three volunteer positions are 
available on three banding trips taking place this spring. This is a 
field based research opportunity with Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project 
(MFBRP). Primary field duties will be assisting with: (1) Mist-net set 
up and take down (2) Extraction of forest birds from mist-nets, (3) 
Application of color bands to birds and taking morphological 
measurements; (4) Planting native seedlings; (5) Seed collection for 
captive propagation of native forest plant species; (6) Setting up and 
maintaining mosquito traps; (7) Maintaining non-native predator control; 
(8) Weed-whacking forest restoration areas (9) Other ongoing projects. 
Assistance with field preparation, clean up, and data entry prior to and 
after trips would also be appreciated. Field duties are extremely 
physically challenging. Remote research sites require extensive hiking 
in steep, high elevation terrain. This position also requires living and 
working in small teams in wet and cold conditions as well as dry and hot 
conditions. Helicopters are used to supply field camps. Camping is 
required for all field work. Dates for banding trips are: April 5-12, 
April 29-May 6, and May 24-31. Training will be done prior to trips. 
Applicants can choose to go on 1 trip or all 3! Please indicate in 
application.  Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who 
have experience with passerine banding and extraction (over 300 birds 
exacted, please provide numbers on resume), and working in wilderness 
settings. Volunteers must be able to work and live in remote field camps 
under extremely physically and mentally demanding conditions, have a 
good work ethic, and must have a valid driver’s license. Desirable 
qualifications include a B.S. in ecology, biology, ornithology, botany 
or similar field; research with endangered birds; passerine mist-netting 
and banding; forest restoration work; small mammal trapping; vegetation 
sampling experience; Wilderness First Aid certification.  Compensation: 
Benefits include: • Housing in and out of the field • Most field 
equipment • Limited ground transportation • An opportunity to work in 
native forest and gain field experience in avian conservation and 
ecosystem management.  To apply, please email (EM: employment AT 
mauiforestbirds.org) with your resume and at least two references. 
Please indicate “banding volunteers” in the subject line. If you have 
any further questions please email the above address or call us at (PH: 
808-573-0280). Visit http://www.mauiforestbirds.org as well.
RUFFED GROUSE SURVEY TECHNICIANS (2)  at NJ Audubon.  Website: 
http://www.njaudubon.org  Location: northwestern NJ.  Duration: 2 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: Two (2). Application 
Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  Job Description: RUFFED GROUSE SURVEY 
TECHNICIANS (2) needed March 15th through May 15th 2016 to conduct 
Ruffed Grouse surveys in northwestern New Jersey. Duties include 
conducting point count surveys using distance sampling methodologies, 
habitat surveys, and data entry.  Qualifications: Point count 
experience, the ability to identify Ruffed Grouse and other birds of the 
eastern U.S. by sight and sound, and proficiency with GPS and range 
finders required; knowledge of MS Excel and ArcGIS preferred. Applicants 
must be able to work independently in the field and be willing to work 
early mornings. Must have own vehicle, and a valid, clean driver’s 
license.  Compensation: Must have own vehicle, and a valid, clean 
driver’s license. Housing and mileage reimbursement will be provided.  
To Apply: Send cover letter of interest, resume, and contact information 
for three references by February 15th to KRISTIN MYLECRAINE, New Jersey 
Audubon, Wattles Stewardship Center, 1024 Anderson Road, Port Murray, NJ 
07865, (EM: kristin.mylecraine AT njaudubon.org). New Jersey Audubon is 
an equal opportunity employer.

FIELD TECHNICIAN/EDUCATOR  at Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, 
National Zoo.  Website: http://neighborhoodnestwatch.weebly.com/ 
Location: Washington, DC.  Duration: 3.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 2-3. Application Deadline: 5 Feb 2016.  Job 
Description: FIELD ASSISTANTS/EDUCATORS needed 11 April through 30 July, 
2016 for avian ecology-based environmental outreach project in 
urban/suburban areas of Washington DC. Neighborhood Nestwatch is a 
Smithsonian citizen science program that takes place in backyards and 
urban schoolyards within a growing number of regional centers along the 
Eastern seaboard. It is a community-based research project and is an 
opportunity to conduct basic conservation biology and environmental 
education. The assistantship period is divided roughly in half between 
days spent conducting activities in backyards within a 60-mile radius of 
Washington, DC and those conducted in schoolyards of underserved 
children (see Urban Nestwatch: 

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/migratorybirds/research/neighborhood_nestwatch/urban-nestwatch.cfm). 

School activities include bird banding demonstrations and complementary 
outreach activities conducted by the entire team, whereas backyard 
visits are conducted only in the company of citizen participants. 
Assisting with school program evaluations, data entry, and event 
scheduling also involved. Ability to work from early morning onward 6 
days per week carrying out a wide variety of field tasks. Lots of 
driving in the humid DC metro area required. Qualifications: Applicants 
MUST be to be able to capture, color-band, measure, age, and sex focal 
bird species unassisted in an urban/suburban setting as well as re-sight 
color-banded birds, find nests, conduct point count censuses 
(sight/sound identification) and sample local vegetation.This work also 
requires an ability to effectively communicate ecology to a wide range 
of ages. Strong applicants will have experience conducting public 
outreach activities and working cohesively as a crew member. 
Compensation: Project vehicle/gas provided for program activities. 
Salary $1700-$1850/mo. depending on experience. Group housing included.  
To Apply: Please send cover letter, CV, and the names and updated 
contact information of three references to BOB REITSMA, Smithsonian 
Migratory Bird Center, National Zoological Park, PO Box 37012 MRC 5503, 
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012, or to (EM: reitsmar AT si.edu) by 12 
February 2016. (e-mail preferred). Indicate “DC Nestwatch” in subject line.

PCSU GIS ANALYSIS & DATABASE ASSISTANT – ID# 16029  at Kauai Endangered 
Seabird Recovery Project.  Website: http://kauaiseabirdproject.org/  
Location: Kauai, HI.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application 
Deadline: 10 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Responsible for undertaking all 
Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis and data management duties 
for the KESRP (including work related to the Underline Monitoring 
Project). Works under the direction of the Endangered Avian Research 
Project Coordinator and the KESRP Avian Conservation Biologist. Duties 
include database management, data digitizing, and GIS analysis of field 
data (related to a wide range of data including incidental take 
monitoring, biological monitoring, seabird population survey and 
monitoring, and mapping species locations). Some fieldwork also 
required. Performs effective public outreach. Operates a motor vehicle, 
radar unit, and a variety of equipment for field studies. Must adhere to 
equipment use and invasive species prevention protocols.  
Qualifications: PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: One to three 
(1-3) years of college level biological sciences coursework from an 
accredited college or university. EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years 
of (paid or volunteer) data management and GIS analysis experience. One 
to three (1-3) years of (paid or volunteer) experience in biological 
fieldwork. Volunteer experience must be documented and verifiable. 
ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Working knowledge of the principles of avian 
population ecology and conservation. Skilled in the use of GIS software 
(ArcGIS) and databases (Access). Ability to use Microsoft Office (Excel, 
Word and PowerPoint), Statistical Package for the Social Sciences 
(SPSS), and other software programs to undertake analysis and reporting. 
Proficient in word processing and spreadsheet computer applications 
skills. Ability to use global positioning system (GPS) equipment. 
Ability to read maps and aerial photographs and document work. Ability 
to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must possess a 
valid driver’s license and maintain throughout duration of employment. 
Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must be able to complete basic 
helicopter safety course within six (6) months from date of hire. Must 
possess Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain and 
maintain the certificate following the training provided within three 
(3) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of 
employment). PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to hike at least 
four (4) miles on obscure trails with thirty to forty (30-40) pound 
backpack unassisted and live, set up, and work from isolated field camps 
under primitive conditions for extended period of time. Must be able to 
concentrate for extended periods (e.g., four (4) hours) using 
ornithological radar, night-vision, binoculars, or scope under low-light 
conditions. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: As a condition of 
employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and 
procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawaii's and/or 
business entity's policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or 
business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or 
Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action 
(including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, 
personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.). SECONDARY 
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year 
college or university in Biological Sciences. Strong interest and 
background training in seabird ecology, particularly forest-nesting 
seabirds. Strong interest and background in incidental take projects 
(i.e., power line strikes, wind farm monitoring, etc.). Experience 
working with Hawaiian birds. Experience with marine radar. Familiarity 
with native Hawaiian flora and fauna, local conservation issues, and 
Kauai.  Compensation: MONTHLY SALARY: $3,100/Mon.  To Apply: Please go 
to http://www.rcuh.com, click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and 
navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job.” Job ID# is 
16029. You must submit the following documents online to be considered 
for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) 
Supervisory References, 5) Copy of 
Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be 
submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard 
Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have 
access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send 
additional documents to (EM: rcuhhr AT rcuh.com). If you have questions 
on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (PH: 
808-956-8344).
Subject: Birdjobs -- January 25, 2016
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2016 23:50:47 -0500
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EDUCATION ASSISTANT – National Audubon Society Seabird Restoration 
Program at Bremen, Maine, late May to mid-August.  Deadline: open.    
Description:  Join a dynamic team of biologists and educators on the 
Maine coast to work for one of America’s premier restoration ecology 
projects.  We work with Atlantic Puffins, 4 species of terns, 
Razorbills, etc. on seven Maine islands and we also conduct a very busy 
education program for eco-tourists aboard 13 Puffin and wildlife 
watching cruises each week, as well as operating the Project Puffin 
Visitor Center in Rockland.  Education assistants will spend 2 weeks as 
field biologists on a seabird-nesting island and then transition to 
working as narrators on tour boats and greeters/interpreters at the 
visitor center. Requirements:  An interest in both birds and education, 
ability to be able to speak to groups on a consistent basis, sense of 
humor and flexible outgoing personality.  Must not get seasick under 
typical coastal boating  conditions.     Remuneration:  A weekly salary 
plus housing, food, use of vehicles, workman’s compensation, and 10-12 
weeks living on the Maine coast.     For much more information and to 
apply, go to the official Audubon careers center at: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1

  WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN (OWLS AND GOSHAWKS)  at Forest Service. Website: 
https://www.usajobs.gov/  Location: Mi-Wuk Village, CA, and Groveland, 
CA.  Duration: Approximately 3 months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of 
Openings: Approximately 4 . Application Deadline: 29 Jan 2016.  Job 
Description: The Groveland and Mi-Wok Ranger Districts of the Stanislaus 
National Forest are hiring qualified biological science technicians 
(GS-0404-04/05) to conduct surveys for spotted owls, northern goshawks, 
and great gray owls. Job Dates: Early or mid-May to late August: exact 
start and end dates negotiable. Job Requirements: Willingness to work 
outside carrying heavy equipment in mountainous terrain; ability to work 
with others; a valid US driver’s license and clean driving record; basic 
knowledge of PC computers; means of personal transportation to and from 
work. Work will require moderate to strenuous physical exertion such as 
long periods of standing, walking in steep, uneven, or rocky surfaces. 
Field work occurs in varied and sometimes extreme temperature 
conditions. Work is exposed to poison oak and biting insects. The work 
schedule can be very demanding, with early morning and late evening 
hours required, and a minimum of 40 hours/week, 5 days/week (work 
schedule may exceed 40 hours/ week). Work Setting: The Stanislaus 
National Forest is located in the central Sierra Nevada Mountains of 
California, approximately 2½ hours from the San Francisco Bay Area. It 
contains rugged peaks, numerous lakes, delicate wildflowers, and unique 
geological formations. The Stanislaus offers numerous outdoor 
recreational opportunities, including the Emigrant Wilderness and nearby 
Yosemite National Park. The beautiful Stanislaus, Clavey, and Tuolumne 
Rivers are also nearby. Both the Mi-Wok and Groveland Districts are in 
small towns with limited services, while nearby Sonora contains most 
services including a hospital, numerous stores, banks, restaurants, and 
a movie theatre. For More Information on the Job or Job Announcement 
Contact: Mi-Wok District: MARCIE BAUMBACH, Stanislaus National Forest 
(PH: 209-586-3234 ext.639; EM: mlbaumbach AT fs.fed.us) *email 
preferred,. Groveland District: RYAN KALINOWSKI, Stanislaus National 
Forest (PH: 714-362-7320 EM: rkalinowski AT fs.fed.us) *email preferred  
Qualifications: To qualify as GS-04: Six months of general work 
experience and 6 months of specialized experience OR two years of 
education above high school with courses related to the occupation (see 
job announcement for exact academic and work experience requirements). 
To qualify as GS-05: One year of specialized experience equivalent to 
the GS-4 level OR completion of a 4-year course of study above the high 
school level leading with courses related to the occupation (see job 
announcement for exact academic and work experience requirements).  
Compensation: $11.98 to $17.43 per hour  To Apply: Job Application 
Website: https://www.usajobs.gov/ Application period: January 25th to 
January 29th Job Announcement Numbers: 16-TEMP-R5-0404-4WLDF-DT 
16-TEMP-R5-0404-5WLDF-DT The “4” and “5” before “WLDF” represent 
different pay levels based on your level of experience; see 
"qualifications" for general qualifications required. Applicants must 
complete the application process on the USA Jobs website during the 
application period (January 25th to January 29th). Note: These positions 
may be listed generically region or nationwide - when entering your 
Applicant Information, be sure to select the duty station(s) you are 
interested in: Mi-Wuk Village and/or Groveland, California.

RED-COCKADED WOODPECKER TECHNICIAN  at FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation 
Commission.  Website: http://www.myfwc.com  Location: Kenansville, FL.  
Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 30 Jan 
2016.  Job Description: The job will include identifying RCWs by reading 
color bands, nest searching, nest monitoring, climbing trees using 
Swedish sectional ladders to clean cavities, and data entry.  
Qualifications: Applicants must be willing to work a flexible schedule 
to include early mornings and evenings, hiking in hot and humid 
conditions and must be able to navigate rough roads with ATVs and 
4-wheel drive trucks. Preference will be given to applicants with prior 
experience reading color bands, using GPS, and navigating in the woods. 
Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.  Compensation: 
$10.00/hour plus free housing and utilities.  To Apply: Please send (via 
e-mail or regular mail) AS ONE DOCUMENT a cover letter explaining your 
interest in the job and relevant experience, a resume, and the names, 
phone numbers, addresses, and e-mail addresses of three references to: 
JON HOCH, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 1231 
Prairie Lakes Rd., Kenansville, FL 34739, (EM: Jon.Hoch AT myfwc.com),

SNOWY PLOVER FIELD TECHNICIAN  at SUNY College of Environmental Science 
and Forestry.  Website: http://jcohenlab.weebly.com Location: Pensacola 
Beach, FL.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application 
Deadline: 1 Feb 2016.  Job Description: SUNY College of Environmental 
Science and Forestry is seeking one field technician to assist a Ph.D. 
student studying wildlife road mortality and snowy plover population 
demographics at Gulf Islands National Seashore, FL. This position runs 
from approximately April 8- July 29. Responsibilities include conducting 
vehicle and foot surveys for vertebrate carcasses, identifying and 
photo-documenting roadkill, searching for snowy plover nests and broods 
on foot, resighting color banded birds, capturing and banding adults and 
chicks, and radio-tagging and radio-tracking plover chicks. Technicians 
will also be expected to use hand-held GPS units or smartphones for data 
collection, digital cameras, radio-telemetry equipment, spotting scopes, 
and to enter data daily using Microsoft Office Suite and/or Google Docs. 
Technician will be required to operate a work vehicle for surveying and 
monitoring, and operation of a UTV may also be required. This position 
also requires interacting with park visitors and representing the 
project in a professional manner in addition to working closely and 
collaboratively with National Park Service staff. Position will require 
working long hours, including weekends, occasionally 6 days a week. 
Technician will work cooperatively as part of a small team, and be 
supervised by a PhD student and Lead Technicians. Wages are $400 per 
week, plus free shared housing at Gulf Islands National Seashore and 
mileage reimbursement for any work-related travel. Qualifications: 
Applicant must hold a B.S. or B.A. in wildlife science, biology, 
ecology, or a related field. Applicant must be self-motivated, able to 
work independently, highly organized, in good physical condition, enjoy 
walking up to 10 miles in soft sand carrying a pack and scope, and be 
able to tolerate hot summer temperatures on the Gulf of Mexico. Minimum 
of six months prior experience working in the field is required for this 
position. Shorebird monitoring, bird handling, and radiotelemetry 
experience are preferred. Applicant must have a valid U.S. driver's 
license, a personal vehicle for travel off-site (and occasionally 
between work sites).  Compensation: Wages are $400 per week, plus free 
shared housing at Gulf Islands National Seashore and mileage 
reimbursement for any work-related travel.  To Apply: Please submit a 
cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional 
references as a single document to (EM: maureen.durkin AT gmail.com). 
Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is 
filled.

VULTURE CAPTIVE BREEDING INTERNSHIP  at VulPro.  Website: 
www.vulpro.com  Location: South Africa.  Duration: 4 - 7 months. Job 
Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2016.  Job Description: 
VulPro is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of all 
southern African vulture species. Created in 2007, it is the leading 
African organization focusing on vulture conservation and the only 
facility of its kind on the continent conducting captive breeding for 
population supplementations and reintroductions. The organization is 
small, with only 6 paid staff, but imposes a great conservation impact 
through research, rehabilitation, captive breeding, educational 
programmes, and working with landowners and businesses to mitigate all 
threats. VulPro initiated a Cape Vulture captive breeding programme in 
2011 from the large resident non-releasable population at the 
rehabilitation centre. VulPro is now expanding its captive breeding 
programme to include all African vulture species. The intern will be 
able to assist in all aspects of the captive breeding programme to help 
produce parent-raised vulture chicks for release as part of a growing 
population supplementation programme. Responsibilities include but are 
not limited to: 1. Monitor breeding and parental behaviours of captive 
Cape Vulture, African White-backed Vulture, Lappet-faced Vulture, and 
White-headed Vulture breeding pairs through standardized monitoring 
methods. This includes sitting in potentially inclement weather (sun 
and/or cold) for up to 4 hours/day and monitoring CCTV footage from an 
indoor monitor screen. 2. Collect data and keep records for all breeding 
activities. 3. Artificially incubate eggs (Apr – Jul) 4. Maintain, 
clean, and sterilize incubator/brooder room facilities and machines. 5. 
Collect and provision nesting material to the Cape Vulture breeding 
enclosure and occasionally make artificial nests. 6. Hand raise vulture 
chicks. Every chick will be raised for 2 – 3 weeks before it is returned 
to the parents. Some late or overnight shifts may be required. 
(June-Sept) 7. Provide dietary requirements. This includes collecting 
and manually crushing dried bones for adults and cutting up mice or 
other carcasses for chicks, not for the squeamish! 8. Monitor released 
captive bred chicks in the supplementation programme. This includes 
behavioural monitoring at VulPro’s vulture restaurant hide, tracking via 
GPS units, and off site travel to locate and monitor chick health / 
safety. The work is mentally demanding and will require long hours but 
is extremely rewarding. This is a great opportunity to gain hands on 
experience breeding, rearing, and working with an endangered species. 
Ample opportunities also exist for inclusion in other aspects of 
VulPro’s daily activities including rehabilitation of vultures and other 
raptors, assisting with handling and/or tagging, and field work (if time 
and abilities permit). There are also opportunities for the intern to 
conduct and publish original research associated with the behavioural 
monitoring, if interested. Interns will work a 5 days on - 2 days off 
schedule with a flexible, maximum 2 week vacation time. VulPro is 
situated just one hour outside Johannesburg in the stunning Magaliesberg 
Mountain range. Housing is provided on site (private room with shared 
ablutions and kitchen). Internship costs 1500 ZAR (105 USD) per month 
are used to cover utility costs. Candidates with a private vehicle for 
personal transport are preferred. Interns must provide their own food, 
living supplies, off-site transport and binoculars.  Qualifications: 
Required 1. Minimum Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, wildlife 
studies, or related field. 2. Two years hands on experience working with 
wildlife. 3. STRONG attention to detail including behavioural 
observation skills, cleanliness, and legible note taking. 4. Experience 
with Microsoft Excel programme. 5. Ability to maintain digital records 
with high level of accuracy and integrity. 6. Time management skills. 7. 
Excellent verbal communication skills to update Captive Breeding 
Programme Manager. 8. Ability to work both independently and in a 
close-knit team with people of different ages and cultural backgrounds. 
9. Willingness to keep an open mind, learn, and have fun. Preferred 1. 
One year hands on experience working with raptors or captive propagation 
of any avian species. 2. Valid South African or International Drivers 
Permit.  Compensation: unpaid.  To Apply: Send resume and cover letter 
detailing your qualifications and why you are interested in the 
programme, along with two professional references (email and phone 
numbers) to the Captive Breeding Programme Manager, MAGGIE HIRSCHAUER, 
(EM: mhirscha AT gmail.com).

GRASSLAND BIRD CREW LEADERS- Montana, North Dakota  at Bird Conservancy 
of the Rockies.  Website: http://birdconservancy.org Location: Montana, 
North Dakota.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application 
Deadline: 2 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Crew leaders (1 or 2) needed for 
a demography study of grassland-nesting songbirds at two field sites in 
western North Dakota and northeastern Montana. This project aims to 
determine basic demographic rates of nesting Baird’s Sparrows and other 
grassland-nesting songbirds, including nest success and productivity, 
and adult and juvenile survivial. Crew leaders are needed late April 
through mid-August 2016. The crew leader is responsible for assigning 
daily tasks, ensuring that all tasks are completed, data quality, and 
database management. Field duties include grassland bird nest-searching, 
catching and banding sparrows, attaching radio transmitters and 
geolocators, telemetry tracking, vegetation sampling, and data entry. 
Work days start pre-dawn and are long, conditions can be wet with 
extreme temperatures.  Qualifications: Successful applicants will have 
field proficiency with at least one of the following skills (in 
decreasing order of importance): handling songbirds, mist-netting 
songbirds, nest-searching, attaching transmitters or geolocators to 
songbirds, or radio telemetry. Crew leaders are expected to have 
knowledge of and field experience with most of these field techniques, 
and strong problem-solving and organizational skills. Additionally, crew 
leaders need the ability to communicate well, make decisions in the 
field, work in adverse conditions, and share living quarters with 
others. Other desired qualifications include field experience with 
habitat sampling, and data management skills (Arc GIS, Access, Excel, 
DNR Garmin). Requirements also include a valid driver's license, proof 
of auto insurance, binoculars, a strong work ethic, and enthusiasm for 
conducting fieldwork.  Compensation: Salary $2,500 per month; lodging 
and travel to/from study area are provided.  To Apply: Email cover 
letter stating interest, resume, available dates, and names, phone 
numbers, and email addresses of three references ALL IN ONE SINGLE 
DOCUMENT to (EM: nancy.drilling AT birdconservancy.org). Applications 
will be evaluated when received; final deadline is February 2, 2016.

GRASSLAND BIRD FIELD TECHNICIANS (6): Montana, North Dakota  at Bird 
Conservancy of the Rockies.  Website: http://birdconservancy.org 
Location: Montana, North Dakota.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 6. Application Deadline: 2 Feb 2016. Job 
Description: Field Technicians (6) needed for a demography study of 
grassland-nesting songbirds at two field sites in western North Dakota 
and northeastern Montana. Field technicians are needed mid-May to early 
August, 2016. This project aims to determine basic demographic rates of 
nesting Baird’s Sparrows and other grassland-nesting songbirds, 
including nest success and productivity, and adult and juvenile 
survivial. Duties include grassland bird nest-searching, catching and 
banding sparrows, attaching radio transmitters and geolocators, 
telemetry tracking, vegetation sampling, and data entry. Work days start 
pre-dawn and are long, conditions can be windy with extreme 
temperatures. Qualifications: Successful applicants will have field 
proficiency with at least one of the following skills (in decreasing 
order of importance): handling songbirds, mist-netting songbirds, 
nest-searching, attaching transmitters or geolocator to songbirds, or 
radio telemetry. Other desired qualifications include field experience 
with habitat sampling, and data management skills (Arc GIS, Access, 
Excel, DNR Garmin). Additionally, technicians need the ability to 
communicate well, make decisions in the field, work in adverse 
conditions, and share living quarters with others. Requirements also 
include a valid driver's license, proof of auto insurance, binoculars, a 
strong work ethic, and enthusiasm for conducting fieldwork.  
Compensation: Salary $2,000-$2,200 per month, depending on experience; 
lodging and travel to/from study area are provided.  To Apply: Email 
cover letter stating interest, resume, available dates, and names, phone 
numbers, and email addresses of three references ALL IN ONE SINGLE 
DOCUMENT to: EM: nancy.drilling AT birdconservancy.org). Applications 
will be evaluated when received; final deadline is February 2, 2016.

FIELD TECHNICIANS FOR PRAIRIE/SAGEBRUSH SONGBIRDS IN EASTERN MONTANA – 
Field assistants (6-8 positions) needed from late April into July 
(possibly extending into early August) for a migratory songbird study 
outside of Roundup, Montana. The study will look at how migratory 
songbird assemblages in prairie/sagebrush ecosystems respond to grazing 
systems. The study is a collaborative effort and designed to assess the 
effectiveness of migratory songbirds as a tool for monitoring landscape 
changes in prairie/sagebrush ecosystems. Data collection will consist of 
early morning avian walking transect surveys and afternoon nest 
monitoring. Major duties for all assistants include identifying prairie 
and sagebrush songbirds by sight and sound; identifying songbird nests 
and eggs; navigation with GPS units; data entry and proofing; and 
communication with project collaborators and other researchers in the 
area. Good organizational skills, legible handwriting, the ability to 
work independently and within a team, and a willingness to travel and 
work an unusual schedule (early mornings) in prairie/sagebrush habitats 
are essential. Qualifications: Applicants should have or are pursuing a 
Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology, biology, ecology, or a related 
field. Experience identifying birds by sight and song preferred, 
especially in prairie and/or sagebrush systems. Experience working with 
private landowners is highly desired. Strong organizational and data 
recording skills are required. Applicants should be in good physical 
condition and able to walk long distances on an arid landscape. Valid 
driver’s license and current CPR and first aid certification required. 
Salary: $1600 - 2100/month (dependent on experience). Housing is 
provided. How to apply:  Applications will be reviewed as they are 
received. Application deadline is 1 Mar 2016. We strongly encourage you 
to apply early. Email a cover letter (state dates of availability), 
resume/CV, and contact information for 3 references to the Avian Science 
Center at (EM: alan.harrington AT mso.umt.edu). Only applications with 
all attachments as a single PDF or Microsoft Word document will be 
accepted. Please put “Songbird Field Technician” in subject line. For 
further information about the project, please visit us at 
http://www.cfc.umt.edu/asc/opportunities/technicians.php.

EXTERNSHIP at the Cape Wildlife Center, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA.  
Cape Wildlife Center, a program of The Humane Society of the United 
State in partnership with the Fund for Animals, is a non-profit wildlife 
rescue and rehabilitation facility that specializes in native species. 
CWC offers two externship programs. One stream focuses on all aspects of 
rehabilitation of wildlife geared towards students of biology, ecology, 
conservation and pre-veterinary medicine. The other stream is directed 
towards graduate veterinarians, third or fourth year veterinary students 
and CVT students/graduates. A full-time commitment of a month or longer 
is required.  The CWC rehabilitation internship offer experience in the 
essentials of wildlife handling, recovery, rehabilitation, and release. 
It is suited for those considering careers in wildlife and conservation 
biology or wildlife rehabilitation. Wildlife rehabilitation is managed 
by understanding the natural history that dictates the required 
nutrients, habitats and conditioning for each individual patient and 
ultimately its species. The range of issues addressed by CWC in managing 
the patient is reflective of the world these animals inhabit.  This 
internship allows students to learn with both hands on and classroom 
activities that include a series of tutorials and practical sessions.  
For more information go to 

http://www.humanesociety.org/about/employment/internships/extern-wildlife-cwc.html 


POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN SPAIN – There are 225 two-year postdoc 
positions open in Spain for researchers that have completed their PhD in 
2014-2015 (25000 euros/yr for salary), and another 225 positions for 
researchers that completed their PhD in 2011-2013 (29000 euros/yr for 
salary and additional 6000 euros for research costs). The program is 
called ‘Juan de la Cierva’, and candidates can apply for it in any 
Spanish university or research centre. The program is open to both 
Spanish and non-Spanish researchers. Selected candidates are expected to 
incorporate to the research centres within the six months after the 
publication of results, so likely in the second half of 2016, although 
later incorporations are possible if justified. Proposals can be 
submitted from the 13th of January to the 10th of February (in the case 
of PhD’s completed in 2014-2015) and from the 11th of January to the 8th 
of February (in the case of PhD’s completed in 2011-2013). The official 
call for proposals by the Spanish Government (in Spanish) can be seen at 
https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2015/12/07/pdfs/BOE-A-2015-13308.pdf. All 
proposals must be prepared in collaboration with a Spanish researcher 
that acts as a supervisor.  I am seeking motivated candidates that are 
interested in the evolution of animal pigmentation to work with me at 
Doñana Biological Station in Seville.    Dr. ISMAEL GALVÁN, Departamento 
de Ecología Evolutiva, Estación Biológica de Doñana, Consejo Superior de 
Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), C/ Américo Vespucio s/n, 41092 
Sevilla, Spain. (PH: +34 954466700 Ext. 1380, EM: galvan AT ebd.csic.es).

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGIST FOR BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD TRAPPING--Avian field 
technicians needed part time to full time from March 22-July 6, 2016 for 
Brown-headed Cowbird trapping and control program for the protection of 
endangered and threatened bird species in north San Diego County. 
Responsibilities include helping set up bird traps and servicing traps 
on a daily basis to provide fresh seed and water, clean water 
containers, release non-target bird species, and fix traps as necessary. 
Must be comfortable with transporting seed, water, and birds in vehicle. 
The project averages 5 to 8 hours/day depending the project and consists 
of driving to various locations (some off road) to check and maintain 
bird traps. South San Diego County work is also available averaging 1.5 
hours a day including drive time.   Qualifications: Applicants must be 
very reliable, able to work independently, be comfortable working in a 
field setting, and have their own vehicle (preferably an SUV or truck) 
and auto insurance. A basic knowledge of song bird identification is 
preferable. Additional training can be provided. Applicants should have 
an interest in birds and wildlife management, must have good 
communication skills, pay attention to detail, be able record data 
accurately, and have a cell phone with texting capabilities. 
Compensation: Competitive pay. Call or email for more information. 
Number of Openings: 3-4.   To Apply: Please call, or submit a letter of 
interest via e-mail describing any background and your specific dates of 
availability to JENNIFER SEXTON, TW Biological Services, (EM: jlsexton 
AT twbio.com).

COASTAL WATERBIRD FIELD ASSISTANT II – April to midAugust 2016. Multiple 
positions based at: **Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable MA 
(covering field sites in Boston and Cape Cod), **Allens Pond Wildlife 
Sanctuary, Dartmouth MA (covering field sites Westport to Dartmouth), 
**Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet MA (covering field sites 
Truro to Chatham), **Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown MA 
(covering field sites on Martha’s Vineyard) **South Shore Sanctuaries, 
Marshfield MA (covering field sites from Plymouth to Hull) **Nantucket, 
and **South Beach, Chatham (*note this position requires living in a 
remote camp setting on a barrier beach).  Mass Audubon is seeking to 
fill seasonal Field Assistant II positions to conduct research, 
monitoring, management, and protection of coastal birds and other 
natural resources.  This is a full time position from April through 
mid-August.  For more information, visit http://www.massaudubon.org/cwp  
Responsibilities include: **Collect biological data on nesting, foraging 
and migrating species of coastal waterbirds including abundance and 
distribution of target species; **Accomplish the wildlife management and 
education objectives of the Coastal Waterbird Program; **Assist with 
sanctuary-based Coastal Waterbird Program staff throughout the region; 
**Assist in management of databases including abundance, productivity 
and behavioral data; create GIS/Google Earth maps of coastal resources; 
**Assist in compilation of data for state plover, tern, and 
oystercatcher census forms and write summary reports for specific sites 
on results and management activities; **Conduct research on special 
projects as directed.     Qualifications: **Applicants should have a 
B.S. or B.A. or higher in wildlife biology/management, ecology, zoology, 
environmental science, or related field, as well as 3 months previous 
field experience; **Prior experience in avian field research and 
management strongly preferred; **Applicants should have demonstrated 
experience utilizing judgment in field-based wildlife research or 
management projects; **Experience in behavioral data collection, 
band-reading, wildlife tracking, coastal wildlife management issues, and 
GIS mapping preferred; **Small boat-handling experience preferred; 
**Applicants must have strong interpersonal skills; **Must be able to 
work long hours outside in all weather conditions and be able to lift 
and carry up to 40lbs across varied and sandy terrain. **Must be willing 
to work weekends, holidays, and irregular hours (dependent upon wildlife 
and weather); **Must have access to a vehicle for daily driving between 
sites; **Must pass a background records check (CORI, SORI and 
driver’s).  Benefits:  Rate of payment is $11.50-$12.50/hour depending 
on experience.  Housing may be available for payroll deduction of 
$25-35/wk.  Field travel reimbursement will be provided.     To apply 
for this position: Please send a cover letter (specify position(s) for 
which you are applying and dates of availability), resume and list of 
three references via email to (EM: coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org). 
Additional Comments: In addition to submitting your resume, cover letter 
and references, please complete a short cover page questionnaire at 
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/coastalbirdjobs; your application will not 
be processed without completion/receipt of the items above.  Applicants 
are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as interviews will begin in 
January, and positions will be filled by Mar 1, 2016.

COASTAL WATERBIRD FIELD ASSISTANT I – May to mid-August 2016. Multiple 
positions based at: **Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable MA 
(covering field sites on Cape Cod), **Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, 
Dartmouth MA (covering field sites Westport to Dartmouth), **Wellfleet 
Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet MA (covering field sites Truro to 
Chatham), **Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown MA (covering field 
sites on Martha’s Vineyard) **South Shore Sanctuaries, Marshfield MA 
(covering field sites from Plymouth to Hull) **South Beach, Chatham 
(*note this position requires living in a remote camp setting on a 
barrier beach).  Mass Audubon is seeking to fill seasonal Field 
Assistant I positions to conduct research, monitoring, management, and 
protection of coastal birds and other natural resources.  For more 
information, visit http:// www.massaudubon.org/cwp.  This is a full time 
position from May through mid-August.   Responsibilities include:    
**Collect biological data on nesting, foraging and migrating species of 
coastal waterbirds including abundance and distribution of target 
species; **Accomplish the wildlife management and education objectives 
of the Coastal Waterbird Program; **Assist with sanctuary-based coastal 
waterbird work throughout the region; **Assist in management of 
databases including abundance, productivity and behavioral data; create 
GIS/Google Earth maps of coastal resources; **Assist in compilation of 
data for state plover, tern, and oystercatcher census forms and write 
summary reports for specific sites on results and management activities. 
Qualifications: **Applicants should be working toward a B.S. or B.A. in 
environmental science or related field, or equivalent experience; 
**Prior experience in avian field research and management preferred; 
**Applicants must have strong interpersonal skills; **Must be able to 
work long hours outside in all weather conditions and be able to lift 
and carry up to 40lbs across varied and sandy terrain. **Must be willing 
to work weekends, holidays, and irregular hours (dependent upon wildlife 
and weather); **Must have access to a vehicle for daily driving between 
sites; **Must pass a background records check (CORI, SORI and 
driver’s).     Benefits:  Rate of payment is $9.50-$11.50/hour depending 
on experience.  Housing may be available for payroll deduction of 
$25-35/wk.  Field travel reimbursement will be provided.      To apply 
for this position: Please send a cover letter (specify position(s) for 
which you are applying and dates of availability), resume and list of 
three references via email (EM: coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org). 
Additional Comments:  In addition to submitting your resume, cover 
letter and references, please complete a short cover page questionnaire 
at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/coastalbirdjobs; your application will 
not be processed without completion/receipt of the items above.  
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as interviews 
will begin in January, and positions will be filled by Mar 1, 2016.

COASTAL WATERBIRD FIELD INTERN/TRAINEESHIP – Mass Audubon. Multiple 
positions based at: **Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable MA 
(covering field sites in Nantucket and Cape Cod) **South Beach, Chatham 
(*note this position requires living in a remote camp setting on a 
barrier beach) **South Shore Sanctuaries, Marshfield MA (covering field 
sites from Plymouth to Hull) **Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, Dartmouth 
MA (covering field sites Westport to Dartmouth), **Wellfleet Bay 
Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet MA (covering field sites Truro to 
Chatham), **Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown MA (covering field 
sites on Martha’s Vineyard).  The Coastal Waterbird Program at Mass 
Audubon is seeking to enroll shorebird monitoring trainees to gain 
experience and skills in endangered species management, coastal nesting 
bird ecology, field research and environmental education.  Trainees will 
be mentored by Mass Audubon staff in the monitoring and management of 
Piping Plovers, Least and Common Terns, and American Oystercatchers.  
Activities will include construction and maintenance of protective 
fencing, wildlife tracking, educating the public about endangered 
species conservation, and research. Trainees will be assigned to 1-6 
sites, where they will have the opportunity to experience a variety of 
coastal habitats. Commitment: A minimum of 10 weeks (including some 
weekends and the 4th of July holiday), beginning no later than mid-May 
2016.  Trainees should expect to commit to a maximum of 35 hours per 
week.  For more information: http://www.massaudubon.org/cwp   
Qualifications: **Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a 
strong interest in wildlife management and conservation biology; 
**Applicants should have good communication (oral, written) skills; 
**Must be able to work long hours outside in all weather conditions and 
be able to lift and carry up to 40lbs across varied and sandy terrain. 
**Must be willing to work weekends, holidays, and irregular hours 
(dependent upon wildlife and weather); **Must have access to a vehicle 
for daily driving between sites; **Preference will be given to 
applicants pursuing a career/degree in wildlife biology/management, 
ecology, zoology, environmental science, biology, or related field, 
however all are encouraged to apply; **Must pass a background records 
check (CORI, SORI and driver’s). Benefits:  This is an unpaid 
internship.  Housing may be available; field travel reimbursement will 
be provided.  For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/cwp To 
apply for this position: Please send a cover letter (specify position(s) 
for which you are applying and dates of availability), resume and list 
of three references via email (EM: coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org).  
Additional Comments:  In addition to submitting your resume, cover 
letter and references, please complete a short cover page questionnaire 
at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/coastalbirdjobs; your application will 
not be processed without completion/receipt of the items above. 
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as interviews 
will begin in January, and positions will be filled by Mar 1, 2016.

MIGRATION MONITORING  at Thunder Cape Bird Observatory.  Website: 
http://www.tbfn.net/thunder-cape-bird-observatory  Location: Thunder 
Bay, Ontario, Canada.  Duration: 3-4 weeks.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number 
of Openings: 3-5. Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2016.  Job Description: 
Thunder Cape Bird Observatory near Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, seeks 
volunteers for three week or longer terms, running from May 1 to June 
15, 2016, and/or from August 1 to October 30, 2016. Volunteers will 
participate in daily banding and migration monitoring activities. 
Migration monitoring involves a daily 6 hour watch beginning at dawn. 
The banding protocols involve mist nets and other traps, and require 
skills in extracting and handling passerines, some hawks, and in the 
Fall, Northern Saw-whet Owls. Additional duties will include computer 
data entry, grounds keeping, housekeeping and cooking. Please consult 
our website for more information on the station.  Qualifications: Good 
assets include prior banding experience and familiarity with eastern 
North American species.  To Apply: Submit resume with references, and 
Fill out the volunteer application form at 
http://www.tbfn.net/how-to-volunteer. Email application to (EM: 
rinchenboardman AT gmail.com and agilbert AT lakeheadu.ca).

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGIST  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (formerly 
Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory).  Website: 
http://www.birdconservancy.org/  Location: Northern AZ.  Duration: 2 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 4. Application 
Deadline: 1 Mar 2016.  Job Description: The Bird Conservancy of the 
Rockies (formerly the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory) is seeking 
experienced field biologists to conduct point counts throughout Coconino 
and Kaibab National Forests in northern Arizona. The position will run 
from late April through late June, 2016. Successful candidates must be 
able to attend a mandatory paid training from April 26th through May 
1st. For candidates interested in a longer period of employment, survey 
work may be available as late as late July in other study areas and data 
entry and proofing work will likely be available through August. Upon 
the successful completion of training, technicians will work 
independently conducting bird surveys. The work schedule is typically 10 
days on and 4 days off; however, alternative schedules may be considered 
on a case by case basis. Technicians must be able to identify all bird 
species found in Northern Arizona by sight and sound upon completion of 
training, and should expect to hike long distances off-trail in steep 
and rugged terrain on a regular basis. Primitive camping, often without 
phone service or facilities, and some overnight backcountry travel to 
survey remote road-less areas will be required. Completion of job duties 
may require long days in the field periodically. These positions 
represent an excellent opportunity to explore some of the most wild and 
scenic places in the lower 48 states while advancing avian conservation 
at regional scales. Please visit 

http://www.rmbo.org/v3/OurWork/Science_/BirdPopulationMonitoring/IntegratedMonitoringinBCRs%28IMBCR%29.aspx 

for additional information.   Qualifications: Applicants should be 
enthusiastic, physically fit, enjoy travel, and be willing to work long 
hours in the field. The successful applicant will need to be comfortable 
hiking and surveying in areas with potentially hazardous wildlife 
including rattlesnakes, black bears, and mountain lions. The ability to 
identify landbird species that breed in Northern Arizona by sight and 
sound is required. A valid driver's license, proof of auto insurance, 
binoculars, camping gear, basic computer skills, a strong work ethic, 
and enthusiasm for conservation and conducting fieldwork are also 
necessary. Applicants should enjoy working independently and be a 
self-starter. Desired qualifications include prior experience conducting 
point count surveys, camping, long distance hiking, and navigating in 
the backcountry. Applicants with personal 4WD vehicles are encouraged to 
apply; however, the Bird Conservancy will rent vehicles for qualified 
applicants that do not possess 4WD vehicles if they are at least 21 
years of age. Compensation: Salary range of $2,200 to $2,700 per month 
(DOE), reimbursement for project related and some recreational travel, 
and approximately $100 per week in camping and lodging reimbursement. To 
apply, please email a cover letter detailing your bird identification 
knowledge and dates of availability, a resume, and three references as a 
single document to: CHRIS WHITE (EM: chris.white AT 
birdconservancy.org). I will begin reviewing applications on or around 
January 10th and positions will be filled as suitable applicants are found.

SEASONAL POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN  at Plateau Land & Wildlife Management, 
Inc.  Website: http://www.plateauwildlife.com  Location: Dripping 
Springs, TX.  Duration: March 14 - July 1.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Plateau Land & 
Wildlife, Inc. is looking for a temporary highly skilled avian 
point-count technician to conduct surveys on privately owned land as a 
qualifying management activity for an existing wildlife management 
valuation. Typical work potentially requires extensive driving, 
navigating with a handheld GPS unit and maps, and hiking through rugged 
and remote country. The technician will also be responsible for 
monitoring Brown-headed Cowbird traps on select local properties. Other 
duties may include, but are not limited to: data entry, administrative 
tasks, and other limited wildlife management practices. Pay Range: 
$15.00-$20.00 per hour, depending on experience. Minimum work weeks are 
typically 20 hours, with the potential to work up to 40 hour weeks. 
Mileage will be reimbursed at 54 cents per mile for trucks (preferred 
vehicles) and 48 cents per mile for cars. A typical work week consists 
of 40 hours Monday-Friday with the possibility of overtime. Note: 
Housing accommodations are not provided.  Qualifications: Applicants 
should have the following qualifications/experience: exceptional ability 
to identify birds of central Texas by song, call, and sight, experience 
navigating with a handheld GPS unit and maps, ability to hike in remote 
locations with potentially extreme temperatures and rugged terrain, 
excellent communication skills as there is potential interaction with 
landowners, and ability to work independently and with limited 
supervision. Strong organizational and field recording skills are 
desired. Must be able to pass a background check. A valid US driver’s 
license and a strong work ethic are also necessary. Compensation: Pay 
Range: $15.00-$20.00 per hour, depending on experience.  To Apply: 
Please apply online at http://www.plateauwildlife.com/job-openings.

SEASONAL POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN - HCS  at Plateau Land & Wildlife 
Management, Inc.  Website: http://www.plateauwildlife.com Location: San 
Antonio, TX area.  Duration: March 14 - July 1.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Job Description: 
Plateau Land & Wildlife, Inc. is looking for a temporary highly skilled 
avian point-count technician to conduct surveys on privately owned land 
as a qualifying management activity for an existing wildlife management 
valuation. Typical work potentially requires extensive driving, 
navigating with a handheld GPS unit and maps, and hiking through rugged 
and remote country. The technician will also be responsible for 
monitoring Brown-headed Cowbird traps on select local properties. Other 
duties may include, but are not limited to: data entry, administrative 
tasks, and other limited wildlife management practices. Pay Range: 
$15.00-$20.00 per hour, depending on experience. Minimum work weeks are 
typically 20 hours, with the potential to work up to 40 hour weeks. 
Mileage will be reimbursed at 54 cents per mile for trucks (preferred 
vehicles) and 48 cents per mile for cars. A typical work week consists 
of 40 hours Monday-Friday with the possibility of overtime.  
Qualifications: Applicants should have the following 
qualifications/experience: exceptional ability to identify birds of 
central Texas by song, call, and sight, experience navigating with a 
handheld GPS unit and maps, ability to hike in remote locations with 
potentially extreme temperatures and rugged terrain, excellent 
communication skills as there is potential interaction with landowners, 
and ability to work independently and with limited supervision. Strong 
organizational and field recording skills are desired. Must be able to 
pass a background check. A valid US driver’s license and a strong work 
ethic are also necessary. Compensation: Pay Range: $15.00-$20.00 per 
hour, depending on experience.  To Apply: Please apply online at 
http://www.plateauwildlife.com/job-openings.

OREGON CASCADES FOREST BIRD FIELD RESEARCH POSITIONS  at Oregon State 
University.  Website: http://www.fsl.orst.edu/flel/index.htm Location: 
Blue River, OR.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 5. Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Field 
crew technicians (3) and interns (2) needed for a long-term forest bird 
monitoring study at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest 
(http://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/) from 15 May - 15 Aug 2016. This 
research project is done by the Betts Landscape Ecology Lab at Oregon 
State University (http://www.fsl.orst.edu/flel/index.htm). This study 
continues long-term monitoring of the forest bird community in the 
Andrews montane system. Our research has two main goals: 1. 
Investigating the influences of climate and land cover on bird 
distributions, 2. We are also investigating how alpine meadow loss and 
fragmentation influence pollination and rufous hummingbird movements. 
Duties include: 1) conducting avian point count surveys along transects 
through forests and on dirt roads, 2) hummingbird capturing and 
maintenance of feeder stations in alpine meadow areas, 3) insect 
sampling via ground beetle traps and aerial malaise traps, 4) surveys 
and sampling of meadow plants, 5) download and maintenance of 
temperature loggers, and 6) data entry and error checking. These 
positions require hiking in mountainous terrain, travel on dirt roads by 
4WD vehicle and potentially mountain bike, early mornings, and working 
outside for extended periods in cold and wet (or hot and dry) 
conditions.  Qualifications: Applicants should be physically fit, 
motivated, organized, able to work closely with a group and also 
comfortable working in remote areas alone. Ability to adapt to a 
variable work schedule is also necessary. Point count experience and 
identification skills for birds of the Pacific Northwest by sight and 
sound are necessary for technician positions. Previous bird-handling 
skills are preferred.  Compensation: Apartment-style housing is provided 
at the HJ Andrews with shared rooms. The field station is located in the 
Willamette National Forest near Blue River, OR and provides access to 
great hiking and mountain biking trails, swimming holes, and hot 
springs. Pay for technician positions is $1800/month. Pay for intern 
position is $1000/month. To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, 
and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Sarah Frey at (EM 
hja.birds AT gmail.com). Send application materials as one document 
(word or pdf) that has your last name in the document title. 
Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN  at University of Delaware.  Location: MD, VA, 
WV.  Duration: 2.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 14 Apr 2016.  Job Description: We seek 2 highly 
motivated research technicians to conduct point counts for forest and 
grassland birds in National Parks in MD, VA, and WV from mid-May through 
July 2016. This work is part of the NPS National Capital Region 
Inventory and Monitoring Program studying long-term trends in bird 
populations. Work includes extensive bird counts, hiking, and data 
entry. Survey locations include a variety of habitats and species. 
Technicians will become very familiar with eastern birds, as well as 
visit many locations around Washington DC.  Qualifications: Qualified 
applicants will know eastern birds by sight and sound, be able to 
navigate using GPS and maps, and be physically fit. You must be 
comfortable hiking through tough terrain and dealing with adverse 
conditions including inclement weather and biting insects. Work will 
begin at early hours and follow and unpredictable schedule due to 
weather. Technicians must work well independently and have a good 
attitude sharing housing with others. Applicants with previous point 
count experience preferred and must have a valid driver’s license.  
Compensation: Technicians will receive a salary of $400-480 per week 
depending on experience. Housing will be provided (some camping 
required).  To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for three references to CONOR HIGGINS (EM: chiggins AT 
udel.edu). Feel free to contact me with any questions. Application 
review will begin immediately and continue until the positions have been 
filled.

AVIAN FELD BIOLOGISTS (10+)  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. 
Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org/  Location: Colorado. Duration: 
3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 29 Feb 2016.  Job 
Description: The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (formerly the Rocky 
Mountain Bird Observatory) is seeking experienced field biologists to 
conduct point counts throughout the state of Colorado. The position will 
run from May 2nd through mid-July with the possibility for continued 
employment entering and proofing data. For candidates interested in a 
longer period of employment, survey work may be available as early as 
April 12th and data entry and proofing work will likely be available 
through August. Surveys are located on both public and private lands 
throughout Colorado and cover a vast range of elevations and habitats. 
These positions represent an excellent opportunity to explore some of 
the most wild and scenic places in the lower 48 states while advancing 
avian conservation at regional scales. Please visit 

http://www.rmbo.org/v3/OurWork/Science_/BirdPopulationMonitoring/IntegratedMonitoringinBCRs%28IMBCR%29.aspx 

for additional information. Successful candidates must be able to attend 
a mandatory paid training from May 2nd through May 8th. Upon the 
successful completion of training, technicians will work independently 
conducting bird surveys. The work schedule is typically 10 days on and 4 
days off; however, alternative schedules may be considered on a case by 
case basis. Technicians must be able to identify all bird species found 
in Colorado by sight and sound upon completion of training, and should 
expect to hike long distances off-trail in steep and rugged terrain on a 
regular basis. Primitive camping, often without phone service or 
facilities, and some overnight backcountry travel to survey remote 
road-less areas will be required. Completion of job duties may 
periodically require long days in the field.  Qualifications: Applicants 
should be enthusiastic, physically fit, enjoy travel, and be willing to 
work long hours in the field. The successful applicant will need to be 
comfortable hiking and surveying in areas with potentially hazardous 
wildlife including rattlesnakes, black bear, moose, and mountain lion. 
Applicants must enjoy working independently with multiple days of 
solitude. The ability to identify landbird species that breed in 
Colorado by sight and sound is required. A valid driver's license, proof 
of auto insurance, binoculars, camping gear, basic computer skills, a 
strong work ethic, and enthusiasm for conservation and conducting 
fieldwork are also necessary. Desired qualifications include prior 
experience conducting point count surveys, camping, long distance 
hiking, and navigating in the backcountry. Applicants with personal 4WD 
vehicles are encouraged to apply; however, the Bird Conservancy will 
rent vehicles for qualified applicants that do not possess 4WD vehicles 
if they are at least 21 years of age. Compensation: Salary range of 
$2200 to $2700 per month (DOE), reimbursement for project related 
driving and some recreational travel is provided as well as 
approximately $100 per week in camping and lodging reimbursement.  To 
Apply: Email a cover letter detailing your bird identification knowledge 
and dates of availability, a resume, and three references as a single 
document (PDF or Word) to: MATTHEW MCLAREN at (EM: matthew.mclaren AT 
birdconservancy.org). I will begin reviewing applications on January 5th 
and positions will be filled as suitable applicants are found.  Number 
of Openings: 10 +

FULL-TIME ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERNSHIPS  at Tracy Aviary. Website: 
http://tracyaviary.org/paid-positions/environmental-education-intern 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT.  Duration: 26 weeks.  Job Type: Intern. 
Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 7 Mar 2016. Job 
Description: Internship begins March 8, 2016 and ends no sooner than 
September 3, 2016. DUTIES This position provides hands-on training and 
experience with the fundamentals of environmental education best 
practices, lesson plan creation, program facilitation, and evaluation. 
During the summer months, interns will rotate through facilitating local 
watershed-themed programs and community nature programs. The specific 
duties of this position will shift depending on the season. March-May, 
duties will primarily include: -Planning, developing materials, and 
facilitating interactive experiences, tours, scout workshops, and other 
educational programs for visitors at Tracy Aviary. -Planning, developing 
materials for, and teaching children’s spring break camp programs. 
June-September, duties will primarily include: -Training in 
interpretation and presentation of a comprehensive range of local nature 
topics. -Providing on -site, watershed-focused interpretation and tours 
at multiple locations to members of the public spanning a wide range of 
ages. -Providing off-site nature interpretation and exploration programs 
at multiple locations throughout Salt Lake City to members of the public 
spanning a wide range of ages. These programs emphasize the importance 
of free play in nature and engage holistic family groups. -Evaluating 
programs and educational materials through evaluation forms and/or 
visitor observations. -Developing and implementing a capstone internship 
project. Please note: prior experience not required—we provide 
on-the-job training and education to prepare interns for educating 
members of the public. Other duties may include assisting with events, 
completing maintenance/administrative tasks associated with the programs 
described above, attending routine organizational and departmental 
meetings and events, and participating in various training 
opportunities, as appropriate. Please note that these positions do not 
involve any direct contact with animals. COMMITMENT This position 
requires a 40 hour a week commitment over a period of roughly six 
months. Work hours require applicants to be freely available between 8am 
and 5pm during their designated work week for the entire duration of 
service. Position will require a set schedule of five consecutive work 
days. Days off may be scheduled mid-week. Work schedule will change 
between spring and summer season. Position may require evening hours. 
Interns must secure their own housing for the duration of the 
internship.  Qualifications: Must speak, read, and write English 
fluently. Fluency in Spanish is preferred, but not required. We are 
seeking individuals possessing a strong desire to work with audiences of 
all ages and to incorporate experiences that strengthen their connection 
to the natural world. Education: A bachelor’s degree in education, 
natural resources, environmental studies, conservation, biology, 
zoology, or related field from an approved college or university is 
preferred, but not required. Experience: None required. A desire to work 
within the field of education is strongly preferred. Experience with 
youth and/or students or other experience related to the above duties is 
preferred.  Compensation: $2400 stipend for 26 weeks of service, 
disbursed bi-weekly.  To Apply: Applications are being accepted 
immediately. No telephone calls please. Send a cover letter, one-page 
resume, and three references to ANNE TERRY, Senior Educator at (EM: 
annet AT tracyaviary.org). Visit http://www.tracyaviary.org for more 
information regarding Tracy Aviary.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Great Basin Bird Observatory.  Website: 
http://gbbo.org  Location: Tonopah, NV.  Duration: 3 and 6 month terms 
available.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4. Application 
Deadline: 15 Feb 2015.  Job Description: Great Basin Bird Observatory 
(GBBO) is looking for qualified avian biologists to assist in monitoring 
at a concentrated solar energy facility in Tonopah, NV. Job 
responsibilities include avian monitoring using primarily point counts, 
mortality surveys, and data entry. Qualifications: Applicants must have 
previous avian point count experience, preferably out west. Must be able 
to identify all western birds by sight and sound. Experience conducting 
mortality surveys is preferred, but not necessary. Experience entering 
data in Excel and driving 4x4 trucks is also desired. Applicants must 
have the ability to function well in a group setting, but also be able 
to think independently and work without constant direct supervision. 
Other desirable traits include strong organizational skills and an 
overall love for wildlife conservation. Please specify in your 
e-mail/cover letter if you are applying for the 3 month or 6 month term, 
and if you are applying with someone else.  Compensation: 2200/mo.  To 
apply, please e-mail coverletter, resume, and references to KELLY 
COLEGROVE (EM: colegrove AT gbbo.org).

GIS/FIELD DATA MANAGER  at Plumas Audubon Society.  Website: 
http://www.plumasaudubon.org  Location: Northern California. Duration: 2 
to 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 29 Feb 2016.  
Job Description: The Plumas Audubon Society is accepting applications 
for 1 GIS/field data manager position that starts May 23 and goes 
through August 15. Applicants need to have some practical experience 
with GIS and be detail orientated. This position involves managing field 
data from Northern Goshawk, Spotted Owl, Flammulated Owl, Aechmophorus 
grebe, and amphibian surveys that we conduct on the Plumas National 
Forest in northern CA. This is a unique position because the data 
manager will also assist with field surveys so that they have an 
intimate knowledge of the survey areas and methods. The survey areas are 
extremely steep and rugged with many hazards routinely encountered 
including rattlesnakes, steep hillsides, poison oak, illegal marijuana 
farms, and high temperatures all in remote locations with limited cell 
service. Qualifications: The successful candidates will be very 
motivated to challenge their physical ability and engage in a unique 
adventure. The position involves some camping so camping gear is 
required. Field vehicles are provided, but the GIS/data manager needs to 
provide their own transportation to the office in Quincy each day. 
Compensation: Compensation is $15/hour and the GIS/data manager works a 
regular work week (Mon-Fri) consisting of five 8-hour days each week 
mostly in the office.  To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume 
to DAVID ARSENAULT (EM: david AT plumasaudubon.org). The GIS/field data 
manager will be selected by March 15, 2016 and applications will be 
reviewed as they are received.

AVIAN MOVEMENT TECHNICIANS (3) AND FIELD CREW LEADER (1)  at Oregon 
State University.  Location: southern Indiana.  Duration: 3 months. Job 
Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 1 May 
2016.  Job Description: Three field technicians and 1 crew leader are 
needed for a project taking place in southern Indiana to investigate the 
relationship between distribution of migratory forest birds and movement 
capabilities in fragmented landscapes. Previous research in the region 
has identified a suite of species with varied distributions relative to 
forest patch size and isolation, and this study will evaluate whether 
movement limitations can be linked to those distribution patterns. This 
study is being conducted in collaboration between researchers at Oregon 
State University and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development 
Center. All positions will begin on approximately 1 May 2016, and end on 
31 July 2016. Personnel will assist in target-netting territorial birds 
from a diverse group of species, translocating them to unique areas (1-2 
km away), and tracking their movement paths back to their home range 
using hand-held telemetry antennae and automated recording units (ARUs). 
Other duties may include, but are not limited to, data entry and 
equipment maintenance. The crew leader will additionally be responsible 
for coordinating daily activities, maintaining a GIS database, and 
communicating with project principal investigators.  Qualifications: 
Successful candidates for the positions will have experience with some 
combination of mist-netting, bird banding, applying transmitter units to 
passerines, avian telemetry tracking, and re-sighting of color-banded 
birds. Previous leadership and banding experience is strongly preferred 
for the crew leader position. Field sites are located in both pristine 
and fragmented forest tracks within state parks, national wildlife 
refuges, and military installations. All candidates should expect early 
morning field work, extensive hiking, long, hot days outdoors, and 
typical field challenges, including biting insects, rough terrain, 
poison ivy, and thorny understory vegetation. Applicants must have a 
valid driver’s license and their own means of travelling to the study 
region.  Compensation: Housing will be provided and federal field 
vehicles will be used for day-to-day work. Salary will be $2,000 per 
month for technicians and $2,250 per month for the crew leader.   To 
apply please send electronic copies (PDF or MS Documents) of the 
following: 1) a letter of interest, 2) a C.V, and 3) the names and 
contact information for three work references to JONATHON VALENTE (EM: 
Jonathon.Valente AT oregonstate.edu). Review of applications will begin 
the week of January 18 and continue until the positions are filled.

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT: MAROON-FRONTED PARROTS  at Universidad 
Autonoma de Nuevo Leon.  Website: http://garciasaves.com/  Location: 
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.  Duration: 8 weeks.  Job Type: Volunteer. 
Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 15 May 2016.  Job 
Description: We are looking 2 volunteers to survey Maroon-fronted 
Parrots. Duties include recording breeding activity at the nest site as 
well as looking for fledglings, predators and other avifauna around the 
nest site.Surveys required sustained periods of stationary observation; 
expect to spend approximately 6-7 hours daily watching cliffs and 2-3 
hours searching for predators and avifauna around nest sites. This 
endangered species breeds in Northern Mexico, specifically in Nuevo León 
and Coahuila. They are found in pine forest in the Sierra Madre Oriental 
and nest inside of natural holes on cliffs. The project is funded by 
Loro Parque Fundacion (Spain), National Comission of Protected Areas 
(Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas-SEMARNAT), a Mexican 
federal agency, this project will be accomplished by the Ornithology Lab 
at the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico. Travel to 
Monterrey, Mexico its not funded. Travel from 
airport-survey-area-airport will be supported  Qualifications: Biology 
background required. Bird ID knowledge preferable but not required. Good 
physical condition. Do not affraid of snakes, bobcats, and if you get 
lucky, of pumas and bears. General spanish knowledge is required. 
Starting date: 08/15/2016 End date: 11/15/2015  Compensation: N/A  To 
Apply: Send resume and cover letter to OSCAR BALLESTEROS (EM: 
oscar.ballesteros.m AT gmail.com) and to Dr. JUAN GARCIA SALAS (EM: 
jgarcia AT fcb.uanl.mx: juan_0305 AT hotmail.com) deadline : May 15th 2016.

ORNITHOLOGIST  at Operation Wallacea.  Website: http://www.opwall.com  
Location: Worldwide (Inc. Honduras, Mexico, Indonesia).  Duration: 4 - 8 
weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 10. Application 
Deadline: 1 May 2016.  Job Description: Operation Wallacea is a network 
of academics from European and North American universities, who design 
and implement biodiversity and conservation management research 
programmes across 15 research sites worldwide. We are currently 
recruiting ornithologists available for between 4-8 weeks within the 
months of June and early August. Possible locations include: Indonesia, 
Mexico, Madagascar and Honduras. Information on all our sites is 
available on our website. The position will involve carrying out 
ornithological surveys as part of a large scale monitoring programme. 
Applicants should have experience of working in the field, biological 
undergraduate degree level or higher (or other relevant experience), 
point count, bird mist netting and handling experience.  Qualifications: 
The position will involve carrying out ornithological surveys as part of 
a large scale monitoring programme. Applicants should have experience of 
working in the field, biological undergraduate degree level or higher 
(or other relevant experience), point count, bird mist netting and 
handling experience.  Compensation: In return, successful applicants 
receive full accommodation and food onsite, potential current and future 
research opportunities, networking and skills development, flight 
bursaries for more experienced scientists, and of course the opportunity 
to contribute towards long-term conservation efforts.  To Apply: If you 
would like to apply for the position of ornithologist, please fill in 
our online application form at http://www.opwall.com/jobs AND send a CV 
or resume to RACHEL PALFREY (EM: rachel.palfrey AT opwall.com)

AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS FOR SURVEYS IN THE GREAT BASIN  at 
University of California, Berkeley.  Website: 
http://mvz.berkeley.edu/Grinnell/  Location: Great Basin Desert, CA and 
NV.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Job 
Description: Two (2) avian point count field technicians are needed from 
May 9 through mid-July 2016 for a project studying the impacts of 
climate change on breeding bird distributions over the last 100 years. 
Survey sites primarily occur on the federal lands of Nevada throughout 
the Great Basin region of the state. Duties will include: (i) conducting 
point counts along 2 km transects (accessed by road and/or on foot by 
trail); (ii) installation and removal of temporary recording equipment 
along survey transects; and (iii) surveying for habitat characteristics. 
Qualifications: Technicians must have excellent eyesight and hearing; be 
able to identify birds by sight and call/song; and have prior experience 
with standard avian point count methods. In addition, applicants must be 
able to navigate roads with maps to find sites, maintain accurate 
records of each visit, and enjoy working outdoors. All applicants must 
have a valid driver's license and a vehicle adequate to handle 4WD 
roads. Work-related mileage will be reimbursed at the standard federal 
rate. Qualified candidates will: (i) be experienced in avian point count 
survey techniques and be able to identify birds of the Great Basin 
desert by sight and sound OR be experienced in bird identification and 
willing to put in additional effort to learn local bird species; (ii) be 
well-organized and self-motivated with a record of being able to conduct 
fieldwork independently; (iii) be able to walk long distances over 
rugged terrain while carrying 40 lbs or more of gear; (iv) have the 
ability to interface with the public when necessary; (v) be comfortable 
working independently and camping for up to 10 days at a time at 
undeveloped sites; and (vi) be able to provide their own basic camping 
equipment. Experience with GPS desirable but not required. Additional 
information on the study can be found at 
http://mvz.berkeley.edu/Grinnell/.  Compensation: Salary: $2167/month 
($13.54/hour)  To apply please send a resume, cover letter detailing 
your interest in the position and relevant experience, and contact 
information (email and phone numbers) for three references by email to 
KELLY IKNAYAN, PhD student (EM: iknayank AT berkeley.edu) in the 
Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, University of 
California–Berkeley. Please use the subject line: “Avian Point Count 
Position”. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the 
position is filled.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT  at University of Sheffield, Danum Valley Field 
Centre.  Location: Malaysian Borneo.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2-3. Application Deadline: 29 Feb 2016.  
Job Description: Mist-netting, measurement, and ringing (banding) in the 
tropical rainforest of Sabah, Borneo. This is a study of the impacts of 
logging on the avian community. Work consists of strenuous days setting 
up transects, very early mornings running the nets, and sometimes-hectic 
processing. Hiking in very difficult, muddy, steep terrain is necessary. 
Living conditions can be challenging but are generally comfortable; RAs 
stay in a clean hostel with shared kitchen and bath, and electricity 
from 7AM until 11PM. Weather is consistently hot and humid. You may also 
choose to camp in the permanent camping area, where platforms are 
provided (along with cooking and shower facilities). Leeches are the 
most common annoyance, and elephants the greatest hazard. Days off are 
few (once per week on average), but can be spent exploring the ancient 
primary rainforest of Danum Valley Conservation Area. Qualifications: 
Applicants must have mist-netting experience, including extractions of 
passerines. Mental and physical fortitude and a sense of humor are 
essential. Tropical experience is a plus but not required. This is a 
true experiential opportunity, and a chance to live and work in one of 
the few remaining pristine rainforests on Earth. Preference will be 
given to applicants who can stay the entire period (early June until 
early September), but experienced banders may commit to a shorter 
period.  Compensation: Successful applicants will most likely need to 
pay their own facilities fees, which amount to approximately US$25/day, 
as well as all travel expenses.   Apply as early as possible, as the 
permitting process can be lengthy. Send a detailed cover letter and CV 
to Field Study Manager SUZANNE TOMASSI (EM:  suzanne AT 
AviaEnvironmental.com). Include references who can attest to your 
netting skills and approximate number of passerines you have extracted 
and processed.

SEASONAL FIELD TECHNICIAN  at National Audubon Society-New York office.  
Website: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2690/seasonal-field-technician%2c-long-island-shorebirds/job 

Location: Oyster Bay, New York.  Duration: April-early August.  Job 
Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 19 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: As part of an Atlantic Flyway-wide Coastal Bird 
Conservation project within Audubon, the Long Island Bird Conservation 
Program (LIBCP) aims to better understand and protect at-risk shorebirds 
in New York. The LIBCP works with partners to monitor and protect 
nesting Piping Plovers, Least Terns, and American Oystercatchers at 
various sites on Long Island, performs and organizes International 
Shorebird Surveys, and conducts outreach and education to target 
audiences to reduce disturbances to shorebirds. We are currently looking 
for two field technicians to assist with this work for the 2016 field 
season. Work may include, but is not limited to, locating and monitoring 
Piping Plover and/or American Oystercatcher nests and chicks to 
determine reproductive success; closely coordinating field work and 
schedules with partners and volunteers; putting up and maintaining 
string fencing and signs around nesting areas; erecting predator 
exclosures at Piping Plover nests; acting as a liaison between birds and 
beach-goers; performing outreach activities on the beach with volunteers 
and other staff; and performing surveys for migratory shorebirds. 
Technicians will be required to walk long distances (up to 7 miles) on 
sandy and rocky beaches, carry and use equipment (i.e. binoculars, post 
pounders, fence posts), work independently without supervision, and talk 
to beach-goers about beach-nesting bird conservation. The candidates 
chosen for these positions will be expected to work 5 days a week 
(usually 35 hours). Weekend and holiday work will be required. 
Technicians will be required to use their personal vehicle to access 
field sites that are located on both eastern and western Long Island. 
Travel will be reimbursed.  Qualifications: A B.S. in biology (or 
related field) and/or prior experience with shorebirds is preferred, but 
not required. A self-starter, one able to work both independently and in 
a team-based environment. Excellent communication skills, as well as 
comfort working with a variety of audiences. Proficiency with Microsoft 
Excel required; experience using eBIRD a plus. Ability to work outdoors 
for long periods of time in adverse conditions (hot, humid, buggy) while 
having a good work ethic. Must be able to walk long distances (up to 7 
miles) and have personal vehicle to drive to both eastern and western 
Long Island field sites.  Compensation: $12/hour.  To Apply: Please 
complete the online application, including providing cover letter and 
resume at: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2690/seasonal-field-technician%2c-long-island-shorebirds/job 



SHOREBIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN  at New Jersey Audubon.  Website: 
http://www.njaudubon.org  Location: Cape May/Cumberland Counties, NJ.  
Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2016.  Job Description: SHOREBIRD FIELD 
TECHNICIANS (2) needed 16 April through 30 June 2016 for ongoing 
research on shorebird migration ecology along New Jersey's Delaware Bay 
shore. Delaware Bay is recognized as an internationally important 
staging area for shorebirds during spring migration. Duties include 
extracting birds from mist-nets, banding, weighing and measuring birds, 
recording data, point counts, surveying for color-banded birds, and data 
entry. Mist-netting and bird banding experience necessary.  
Qualifications: Ability to identify shorebirds of the eastern U. S., 
color-band resighting experience, and proficiency with MS Excel or 
Access preferred. Applicants must be able to work independently or as 
part of a team, possibly work long hours or six days/week, in 
occasionally hot and buggy conditions. Must have own vehicle, and a 
valid, clean driver's license. Housing and reimbursement for gas 
provided.  Compensation: Salary $1800-2200/month depending on 
experience. Housing and reimbursement for gas provided.  To Apply: Send 
cover letter of interest, resume, and three references by 15 February to 
RENÉ BUCCINNA, NJ Audubon, Cape May Bird Observatory, 600 Route 47 
North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, (EM: rene.buccinna AT 
njaudubon.org). NJ Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

INVERTEBRATE FIELD TECHNICIANS (3)  at New Jersey Audubon.  Website: 
http://www.njaudubon.org  Location: Cape May County, NJ.  Duration: 8 
months.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 3. Application 
Deadline: 1 Mar 2016.  Job Description: INVERTEBRATE FIELD TECHNICIANS 
(3) needed 1 April through 30 November 2016 for research on abundance 
and diversity of intertidal invertebrates at Stone Harbor Point, Cape 
May County, NJ. Stone Harbor Point is located at the southern end of 
Seven-Mile Island. This is an important feeding and roosting area for 
shorebirds migrating between wintering grounds in northern South America 
and arctic breeding areas. Duties include sediment core sampling, 
sediment processing (sieving, washing), and identification of intertidal 
invertebrates to the highest taxonomic level possible.  Qualifications: 
Ability to identify intertidal invertebrates required; familiarity with 
intertidal invertebrates of the northeastern U.S. a plus. Applicants 
must be able to work independently or as part of a team, and work 
irregular hours, including occasional weekends. Must have own vehicle 
and a valid and clean driver’s license. Housing and reimbursement for 
gas provided. Compensation: Salary $1800 - $2200/month, depending on 
experience. Must have own vehicle and a valid and clean driver’s 
license. Housing and reimbursement for gas provided.  To Apply: Send 
cover letter of interest, resume and three references no later than 
March 1 to RENÉ BUCCINNA, New Jersey Audubon, 600 North Delsea Drive, 
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, or by email (EM: rene.buccinna AT 
njaudubon.org).

ACORN WOODPECKER FIELD ASSISTANT  at Old Dominion University. Website: 
http://ericlwalters.org  Location: Carmel Valley, CA. Duration: 4 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. Application 
Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Ongoing long-term studies of 
the behavioral ecology of the cooperatively breeding Acorn Woodpecker at 
the Hastings Reserve in upper Carmel Valley, California. Hastings is run 
by the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley. We have studied the 
behavioral ecology of color-banded Acorn Woodpeckers for over 44 years 
at this site. The research focuses on both ecological and evolutionary 
factors involved in the evolution of cooperative breeding, and includes 
using automated radio-telemetry techniques to track cryptic movement. 
Assistants will participate in monitoring group composition via 
color-band resighting, tracking nest phenology using cavity cameras, 
documenting feeding and roosting behavior, and assist in woodpecker 
capture and experimental manipulations. Some portions of field work may 
require the ability to drive a mule or a truck. The experience is 
designed to be one of total immersion, six days per week, and provides 
the necessary training needed for those interested in applying to 
graduate school. Duration: 15 Mar to 15 Jul, with the potential for one 
field assistant to extend to 15 Aug. Some flexibility in start and end 
dates.  Qualifications: This job requires frequent strenuous physical 
activity; applicants must be avid hikers who are comfortable hiking up 
and down hills with equipment such as scopes and blinds. Prior 
experience with birds (especially the ability to read color bands) is 
desirable but not required. Self-motivation, enthusiasm for the research 
questions, a willingness to sit in a blind for up to 3 hours per session 
(in hot weather with lots of annoying face flies), and an ability to 
tackle the rigors of field work are a must. We especially encourage 
those applicants that wish to attend graduate school in the near future 
and who are interested in conducting an independent study during their 
tenure at Hastings. The reserve is remote (about an hour from the 
nearest town), and therefore a good attitude towards field housing 
situations is necessary, and having a vehicle is highly desirable. 
PLEASE NOTE: Due to visa constraints, field assistant positions are only 
available to U.S. & Canadian citizens / permanent residents.  
Compensation: $600 / month plus on-site housing.  To Apply: Interested 
applicants should submit a CV with an appropriate cover letter to (EM:  
ACWOtech AT mail.com).

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN (Woodpecker Research)  at USDA, Forest 
Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.  Website: 
http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/wildlife-terrestrial/  Location: Council, ID; 
Prairie City, OR, Lakeview, OR, Boise, ID.  Duration: 3-4 months (field 
crews), 2-4 yrs (term position).  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 24 field crew, 4 crew leader, 1 term position . Application 
Deadline: 17 Feb 2016.  Job Description: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIANS 
(WILDLIFE) needed from April/May-August 2016 to be part of US Forest 
Service research on White-headed, Black-backed, and Lewis’s Woodpeckers. 
Up to 24 GS-05/01 technician positions, four GS-06/01 crew leader 
positions, and one GS-07/01 term position are available for four 
projects in west-central Idaho on the Payette National Forest, central 
Oregon (two projects) on the Malheur National Forest, and southern 
Oregon on the Fremont-Winema National Forest. Technicians and crew 
leaders will be assigned to one project only; the term position will 
help coordinate the activities of projects and be located in Boise, ID. 
Major field duties may include all or part of the following: conducting 
point-count/playback-response surveys, performing nest searches, 
monitoring woodpecker nest survival, and measuring habitat features. 
Additional project-specific duties of crew leaders and the term position 
will be explained during interviews. The field work is physically 
demanding and involves extensive daily hiking in burned or unburned 
mountainous terrain, often during inclement weather, and exposure to 
biting insects. First-aid, CPR, and field-safety trainings are provided. 
Forest Service housing may be available for the Council location only. 
These positions offer entry-level biologists the opportunity to gain 
valuable research experience and develop leadership skills. Highly 
self-motivated individuals will find the job very rewarding and enjoy 
exploring the ecology of White-headed, Black-backed, and Lewis’s 
Woodpeckers, and cavity nesting species in general.  Qualifications: 
Applicants must be pursuing or have acquired a college degree in 
wildlife biology, zoology, ecology, or related field, and will depend on 
the position. Applicants must have a demonstrated ability: to identify 
and measure flora using standardized protocols; to identify 
cavity-nesting birds, and especially White-headed Woodpeckers, 
Black-backed Woodpeckers, and Lewis’s Woodpeckers by sight and sound; 
and to locate and monitor nests. Crew leaders and the term position 
require additional advanced qualifications to be discussed during 
interviews and generally include project oversight and logistics, crew 
training, data collection and maintenance, and crew safety and 
communication. Applicants are also required to hold a valid 
state-driver's license, be in excellent physical condition, have the 
ability to safely work independently and in small groups, and live in 
shared Forest Service housing (where applicable).  Compensation: 
GS-05/01 (field crew), GS-06/01 (field crew leader), GS-07/01 (term 
position)  To Apply: Interested parties should first send email with 
attached cover letter and resume, including three references, to JON 
DUDLEY (EM: jdudley AT fs.fed.us). Please specify a preference for 
project location and position, if applicable. Instructions to formally 
apply on USAJOBS website will follow. The deadline to send resume 
materials is 17 February 2016. For further information or to learn more 
about our research, please contact JON DUDLEY (PH:208-373-4378; EM: 
jdudley AT fs.fed.us) or VICKI SAAB (EM: vsaab AT fs.fed.us), or visit 
us on the web at http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/wildlife-terrestrial/. 
Positions are open to United States citizens only. The USDA Forest 
Service is an equal employment opportunity employer.

GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Audubon New York. Website: 
http://ny.audubon.org/  Location: Watertown, NY.  Duration: May 9, 2016 
- July 1, 2016  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  
Job Description: Audubon New York seeks a field technician to assist 
with Golden-winged Warbler field work and conduct point count surveys in 
northern NY. The Golden-winged Warbler (GWWA) is a high priority 
songbird which breeds in shrublands and young forests of eastern North 
America. This position is part of an effort to create and restore 
habitat for GWWA in New York’s St. Lawrence Valley; the objective is to 
define a more detailed distribution map of GWWA in the St. Lawrence 
Valley which will be used to guide management. The field technician will 
survey for GWWA at both known and potential breeding sites, to determine 
numbers of breeding birds, population status, and general habitat 
characteristics. Surveys are located on private and public lands in the 
St. Lawrence Valley. Essential Functions: Under the supervision of the 
Field Conservationist/Project Specialist, technician will: organize and 
conduct point count surveys for GWWA and other early-successional 
habitat bird species; collect habitat and/or vegetation data at survey 
locations; operate and maintain field equipment including GPS units; 
perform office duties associated with field work, including field 
preparation, data entry and review, reading and/or creation of maps; and 
complete other special outreach projects as assigned, such as using 
ArcGIS to map project work and assisting with delineation and marking 
for shrubland habitat projects.  Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a 
related field (or work towards), and/or prior field experience required. 
A self-starter, with an excellent work ethic, detail-oriented and able 
to follow protocols precisely. Demonstrated ability to work well as a 
team and independently, and willingness to work long hours in variable 
conditions. Applicants should have strong communication skills, the 
ability to handle public interactions maturely, and respectfully 
interact with private landowners. Must a valid driver’s license and 
personal vehicle to navigate to field work sites, as needed (will be 
reimbursed for mileage). Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, 
as well as experience working with GPS and other field equipment 
preferred. Applicants must have a flexible approach to work, with the 
ability to work early mornings and weekends, as required. Demonstrated 
interest in conservation and the mission of the National Audubon 
Society. Experience with avian identification in the field and/or 
enthusiasm about avian ecology strongly preferred.  Compensation: 
$15.00/hour.  To Apply: If interested, please submit a cover letter and 
three references in addition to your resume when applying. Apply online 
at: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2699/golden-winged-warbler-field-technician/job 


AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Bird Ecology and Conservation Ontario. 
Website: http://www.beco-birds.org/  Location: Southern Ontario. 
Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 9 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: Bird Ecology and Conservation Ontario (BECO) is 
seeking a highly motivated Avian Field Technician to assist with a 
project investigating the population declines of grassland birds in 
southern Ontario. BECO is a small non-profit organization focused on 
using ecological research to further the conservation of birds in 
Ontario (www.beco-birds.org). This is a 6-month position starting 01 
April 2016. The intern will be involved in ecological research that will 
provide new information about birds at risk in agricultural landscapes. 
Primary responsibilities include bird surveys, data entry, and report 
writing. Applicants must be eligible for the Clean Tech Internship 
program and have access to their own vehicle for the duration of the 
position. A significant amount of driving will be required to travel to 
field sites (mileage will be reimbursed). Field sites will be located in 
southern Ontario (Wellington, Dufferin, and Simcoe counties). Applicants 
must have access to their own accommodation in the Greater Toronto area 
or in the study area (i.e., in one of the counties listed above) for the 
duration of the internship. When logistically necessary, accommodation 
for multi-day field research trips will be provided. Tasks and 
responsibilities: This position will involve approximately 3 months of 
field work and 3 months of data entry and reporting. Responsibilities 
include: •Bird surveys to record the presence of grassland birds in 
agricultural areas •Nest monitoring and behavioural observations •Data 
entry and management •Report writing •Communicating with landowners and 
the general public •Assisting with other field work as required (e.g., 
bird surveys in other ecosystems). Qualifications: Qualifications: 
•Strong interest in avian ecology and conservation •Excellent auditory 
and visual bird identification skills •Willing and able to work 
independently in a field setting •Strong organizational and record 
keeping skills •Self-motivated and able to work with little supervision 
•Comfortable working early mornings and in variable weather conditions 
•Able to navigate in the field using a map, compass, and GPS •Proficient 
in Microsoft Excel and Access •Excellent writing skills •Valid driver’s 
licence, good driving record, and access to own vehicle with valid 
insurance. Preference will be given to candidates who have (1) the 
ability to identify the majority of bird species in southern Ontario by 
sight and sound, (2) previous experience conducting avian point counts 
and nest monitoring, and (3) completed post-secondary education in 
wildlife ecology or a related discipline. Additionally, candidates 
should have good interpersonal skills and the ability to foster and 
maintain good relationships with landowners. First aid certification is 
also an asset. Applicants must be eligible for a Clean Tech Internship. 
Check the Clean Tech Internship website to ensure that you meet the 
qualifications: http://cleantech.collegesinstitutes.ca/interns/  
Compensation: $2,200 per month   To apply, follow the instructions on 
the Clean Tech Internship website: 
http://cleantech.collegesinstitutes.ca/interns/. You will first need to 
create an account on the website and then submit your resume and cover 
letter for this position. The position will be filled as soon as a 
suitable candidate is found. If you have additional questions about this 
position, please contact ZOE LEBRUN-SOUTHCOTT (EM: zoe AT beco-birds.org).

RAPTOR COUNTING-IDENTIFICATION TRAINING COURSE  at PRONATURA VERACRUZ  
Website: www.pronaturaveracruz.org  Location: Veracruz, Mexico.  
Duration: 2 weeks (14th to 25th of March).  Job Type: Intern. Number of 
Openings: 10.. Application Deadline: 5 Mar 2016. Job Description: The 
Pronatura Veracruz River of Raptors Project witnesses the greatest 
raptor migration spectacle on Earth. Every fall, in central Veracruz 
Mexico, an average of four and a half million raptors from over 25 
species have been counted in Pronatura´s monitoring stations in their 
southward migratory journey! On a good day, over 100,000 migratory 
raptors and vultures can cover the sky; but, during a Big Day, over 
500,000 have been counted! During the spring we have the opportunity to 
see the migration northward, although, the numbers are not comparable 
with the numbers in the Fall, it brings the opportunity to learn and 
practice to identify and count Raptors, the place have the same species 
and the same flight behavior as in the fall, this way, you will be able 
to gradually get the skill to count and identify raptors at the same 
time, as the same way that Veracruz River of Raptors counters do. This 
raptor counting-identification course is perfect for those that want to 
join a raptor migration count site or improve their raptor 
identifications skill; this training course is set up for spring 
migration, March 14th to March 25th. Where thousands of raptors coming 
from their wintering grounds, streams the sky of the center of Veracruz 
where the training course is set up. After this training course we 
expect you to be able to count and identify raptor species by your own, 
and improve the understanding of the Raptor migration, you will be 
potentially qualify to be hired in the Fall migration as a counter or 
assistant at the Veracruz River of Raptors project or be promoted for 
other raptor migration count sites in Central or North America, an 
experience that you can’t miss in your life. The course will be taught 
by expert counters of the Veracruz River of Raptors project (counters 
that have seen more than 20 million raptors in their lives) and is 
composed by practices hours, theory hours and a day off, where we will 
take you to go birding around and meet Mexican birds like Laughing 
Falcon, Motmots, parrots, Toucans, Oropendolas, native warblers, 
delicious gastronomy and culture. The fee for this course is $700.00 
USD, (housing and food provided), Look for the program at 
www.pronaturaveracruz.org and apply! This position is limited to 10 
people only!  Qualifications: Any people interested to learn how count 
and identify distanced raptors, skill useful in bird surveys, point 
counts, migratory bird counts, wind farms surveys etc. Compensation: No 
economic compensation.  To Apply: Contact KASHMIR WOLF (EM: rioderapaces 
AT pronaturaveracruz.org) to receive all information about this training 
course or visit www.pronaturaveracruz.org and click in the Raptor 
identification and counting button on the website, we will accept people 
speaking English or Spanish.

FIELD TECHNICIAN  at UC Berkeley, Grinnell Resurvey Project. Website: 
http://mvz.berkeley.edu/Grinnell/  Location: Central Valley, CA.  
Duration: 2.25 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 17 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: One avian point count field technician (1) is 
needed from April 13 to June 20 2016. Technician is needed for a project 
studying the impacts of climate and land-use change on breeding bird 
distributions over the last 100 years. Survey sites include both natural 
and human-altered lands of the California Central Valley. Duties will 
include: (i) conducting point counts along 2 km transects (accessed by 
road and/or on foot by trail); and (ii) surveying for habitat 
characteristics. Qualifications: Technicians must have excellent 
eyesight and hearing and be able to identify western birds by sight and 
call/song. In addition, applicants must be able to navigate roads with 
maps to find sites, maintain accurate records of each visit, and enjoy 
working outdoors. All applicants must have a valid driver's license and 
clean driving record. Ideally, applicants will have a personal vehicle 
available for accessing transects (mileage reimbursed), however this is 
not required. Ideal candidates will: (i) be experienced in avian point 
count survey techniques and be able to identify birds of the California 
Central Valley by sight and sound OR be experienced in bird 
identification and willing to put in additional effort to learn local 
bird species; (ii) be well-organized and self-motivated with a record of 
being able to conduct fieldwork independently; (iii) be able to walk 
long distances over rugged or paved terrain; (iv) have the ability to 
interface with the public when necessary; (v) be comfortable camping for 
up to 10 days at a time; and (vi) be able to provide their own basic 
camping equipment. Experience with GPS and plant identification 
desirable but not required.  Compensation: $2451/month plus food and 
lodging while in the field. : To apply please send as one document: (i) 
cover letter detailing your interest in the position and relevant 
experience, (ii) resume, and (iii) contact information (email and phone 
numbers) for three references by email to SARAH MACLEAN, PhD student 
(EM: maclean AT berkeley.edu) in the Department of Environmental 
Science, Policy & Management, University of California–Berkeley.

EDUCATION ASSISTANT – National Audubon Society Seabird Restoration 
Program at Bremen, Maine, late May to mid-August.  Deadline: open.    
Description:  Join a dynamic team of biologists and educators on the 
Maine coast to work for one of America’s premier restoration ecology 
projects.  We work with Atlantic Puffins, 4 species of terns, 
Razorbills, etc. on seven Maine islands and we also conduct a very busy 
education program for eco-tourists aboard 13 Puffin and wildlife 
watching cruises each week, as well as operating the Project Puffin 
Visitor Center in Rockland.  Education assistants will spend 2 weeks as 
field biologists on a seabird-nesting island and then transition to 
working as narrators on tour boats and greeters/interpreters at the 
visitor center. Requirements:  An interest in both birds and education, 
ability to be able to speak to groups on a consistent basis, sense of 
humor and flexible outgoing personality.  Must not get seasick under 
typical coastal boating  conditions.     Remuneration:  A weekly salary 
plus housing, food, use of vehicles, workman’s compensation, and 10-12 
weeks living on the Maine coast.     For much more information and to 
apply, go to the official Audubon careers center at: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1
Subject: Birdjobs -- January 3, 2016
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Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2016 00:40:35 -0500
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FORESTRY RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at School of Environment and Natural 
Resources, The Ohio State University.  Website: 
http://senr.osu.edu/our-people/stephen-matthews  Location: McArthur, 
Ohio.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2016.  Job Description: FIELD ASSISTANTS 
(2) needed for the collection of tree composition and structure as part 
of our forest songbird research project in the Appalachian region of 
Southeast Ohio from approximately 9 May to 9 July 2016. The successful 
applicants will collect habitat information at our long-term bird 
monitoring stations and assist and coordinate with two graduate 
students. These data will help to monitor the response of forest 
songbirds to various forest management activities and forest use within 
the region (locations include Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest, 
Zaleski State Forest, and other public lands). Duties will primarily 
consist of identifying, counting, and measuring DBH of woody stems. 
Additional duties may include data entry. The stipend for the position 
will be $1400-$1800/month, depending on experience, and a 40 hour work 
week is expected. Housing is provided.  Qualifications: A valid state 
driver’s license and some forestry or tree identification experience is 
required. Demonstrated proficiency in the identification and knowledge 
of forest plants is desired. Applicants with a strong work ethic, 
positive attitude, and previous experience working under graduate 
students will be preferred.  Compensation: $1400-$1800/month.  To Apply: 
Applications will be accepted until 31-January-2016. Please contact 
Bryce Adams and Kaley Donovan if you have any questions or to apply send 
cover letter, resume, and both phone numbers and e-mail addresses of 3 
references as a single pdf to adams.861 AT osu.edu and donovan.225 AT 
osu.edu.

AVIAN POINT COUNTER  at School of Environment and Natural Resources, The 
Ohio State University.  Website: 
http://senr.osu.edu/our-people/stephen-matthews  Location: McArthur, 
Ohio.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 
31 Jan 2016.  Job Description: FIELD ASSISTANT (1) needed for forest 
songbird research in the Appalachian region of Southeast Ohio from 
approximately 9 May to 9 July 2016. The successful applicant will 
conduct annual point count surveys and coordinate with two graduate 
students to monitor the response of forest songbirds to various forest 
management activities and forest use within the region (locations 
include Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest, Zaleski State Forest, 
and other public lands). Annual population monitoring data will be used 
to inform landscape-scale habitat management recommendations to maintain 
viable populations of species. Long-term data will also provide valuable 
information to detect and model climate change impacts on forest 
wildlife populations. Duties will primarily consist of conducting point 
count surveys. Additional duties may include data entry. The stipend for 
the position will be $1400-$1800/month, depending on experience, and a 
40 hour work week is expected. Housing is provided.  Qualifications: A 
valid state driver’s license and prior experience with identifying 
eastern North American landbirds by sight and sound is required. 
Proficiency in the identification and knowledge of forest plants is 
desired but not necessary. Applicants with experience conducting 
distance based and/or time removal surveys, tree identification, and 
previous work with graduate students will be preferred.  Compensation: 
$1400-$1800/month  To Apply: Applications will be reviewed as they are 
received or until January 31, 2016. Please contact BRYCE ADAMS and KALEY 
DONOVAN if you have any questions or to apply send cover letter, resume, 
and both phone numbers and e-mail addresses of 3 references as a single 
pdf to (EM:  adams.861 AT osu.edu and donovan.225 AT osu.edu).

NORTHERN GOSHAWK AND SPOTTED OWL RESEARCH CREW LEADER
  at The Institute for Bird Populations.  Website: 

http://birdpop.org/docs/jobs/Crew%20Leader%20for%20Northern%20Goshawks%20and%20Spotted%20Owls%20in%20the%20Sierra%20Nevada%202016.pdf 

Location: Northern Sierra Nevada, CA.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2016.  Job Description: We have 
one opening for a crew leader to oversee and coordinate a movement study 
of Northern Goshawks and California Spotted Owls using new direct-link 
GPS-UHF tracking systems during spring/summer 2016 (May 15-August 15 
(tentative)) in the northern Sierra Nevada. This independent contractor 
position will involve supervising a team of 2 interns, working with 
project partners, and investigators. Early in the season, the Crew 
Leader will join a team of surveyors and a capture team tasked with 
capturing and fitting approximately twenty birds with tracking devices. 
Once equipment is deployed the Crew Leader will be responsible for 
establishing protocols and schedules for tracking marked birds and 
downloading data from remote devices. A number of marked birds will be 
tracked in areas receiving management treatments, and the Crew Leader 
will be responsible for coordinating pre- and post-treatment vegetation 
surveys on those and other sites. The Crew Leader will also be 
responsible for ensuring that tracking systems remain operational 
throughout the season. On a typical day, the crew will wake up before 
dawn, drive and/or hike 30min - 1.5 hrs, and spend the morning deploying 
automated tracking equipment, or downloading data from marked birds. 
Afternoons will be spent conducting vegetation assessments within bird 
territories, organizing data, and planning travels for subsequent days. 
Work will be physically demanding, involving off-trail hikes into data 
collection sites. The typical work schedule will be either 5 days on and 
2 off, with one period of 10 days consecutive work from June 1 to June 
10 (no days off during that time), but before and after that time the 
schedule can be more flexible.  Qualifications: We are seeking 
candidates with prior raptor and/or owl tracking and study experience, 
and familiarity with radio telemetry and other geospatial technologies. 
Prior experience with raptor handling, territory/nest monitoring, and 
GIS software is preferred. Other requirements include a tolerance for 
aggressive and carnivorous birds, and a strong understanding of raptor 
and owl natural history. Survey work will occur in the central Sierra 
Nevada near the town of Quincy, and substantial vehicle travel will be 
required. A willingness to face the rigors of fieldwork, and the ability 
to keep your cool when engaging study subjects that can be more 
intelligent than humans is important. Many sites are remote, and transit 
and equipment movement can be physically demanding. Portions of the 
season will include long work days that may begin well before dawn 
and/or late into the evening, wet and cold weather, hot and dry weather, 
mosquitoes and biting flies, occasional contact with bears, and housing 
that may be rustic and/or somewhat crowded. Successful candidates must 
be in excellent physical condition and must be comfortable with 
off-trail hiking and orienteering (training provided). Biologists are 
expected to provide their own binoculars, sense of humor, enthusiasm, 
boots, raingear, etc. A personal automobile is required.  Compensation: 
Surveyors will be considered independent contractors rather than IBP 
staff, and will receive payment of $2,400 per month and project-related 
travel mileage reimbursement ($0.37/mile), but no fringe benefits. 
Housing, computer, tracking equipment, GPS, and other necessities will 
be provided in a central location.  To apply, please send a cover 
letter, resume, and the contact information for three references to 
MANDY HOLMGREN, The Institute for Bird Populations, (EM: mholmgren AT 
birdpop DOT org).

SPRING BIRD BANDING ASSISTANT  at Powdermill Nature Reserve. Website: 
http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/interior.php?pageID=11 Location: Rector 
PA.  Duration: 1.5 Months.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 3. 
Application Deadline: 16 Jan 2016.  Job Description: Application 
Deadline: 01/16/2016 Job Description: SPRING BANDING ASSISTANT (1-2): 
are needed to band passerines during spring migration (April 5th to June 
2nd) ¬ at the Powdermill Avian Research Center in the mountains of 
western Pennsylvania. Powdermill is the field station to the Carnegie 
Museum of Natural History (Pittsburgh) and has a rich history (55 years) 
of being a leader in bird banding. The assistant will learn the latest 
in advanced methods in ageing (with the emphasis on using molt limits) 
and sexing landbirds. Banding will occur 6 days a week and begin 1/2 
hour before sunrise. Other responsibilities will include assisting with 
workshops, public education, data entry, and net maintenance. Experience 
bleeding birds via brachial veinipuncture is a plus. Pay is $10/hr for 
40 hrs per week plus housing. To learn more about the banding program at 
Powdermill visit our website (http://www.powdermillarc.org). 
BANDING/RESEARCH ASSISTANT (1): is needed to assist with banding 
operations spring through fall (April 5th to October 31st). In the 
summer months the assistant will also conduct point counts, nest search, 
and track birds via radio telemetry. Ability to identify birds by sight 
and sound is required; experience nest searching, conducting point 
counts, and tracking birds via radio telemetry is strongly desired. Pay 
is $10/hr for 40 hrs per week plus housing. To Apply: Visit 
http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/hr to upload your cover letter, resume 
and contact information for 3 references. You can do so by clicking 
SEARCH JOBS to locate the FIELD ASSISTANT job posting. Once you've 
opened the job posting, click CREATE PROFILE. After you have created the 
profile please be sure you have applied for the position. Please include 
an approximate number of birds extracted and banded in cover letter. If 
you have any questions on the application process please do not hesitate 
to contact Luke DeGroote (EM: degrooteL AT CarnegieMNH.org). 
Applications will be taken until January 16th but interviews may begin 
as soon as suitable applicants are found. EOE  Qualifications: 
Qualifications: prior experience extracting and banding songbirds. 
Ability to bleed bird via brachial venipuncture, identify eastern birds 
by sight and sound, nest search, and track birds via radio telemetry are 
strongly desirable. Number of Openings: 2-3 Website: 
http://www.powdermillarc.org Location: Rector, PA Duration: 1.5 months 
The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of 
clearances, are required prior to beginning employment and as a 
condition of continued employment: • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History 
Clearance • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check • FBI 
Fingerprint Criminal Background Check To apply/register online for the 
clearances, please visit 
http://www.dhs.state.pa.us/findaform/childabusehistoryclearanceforms/index.htm 
Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action 
Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability  Compensation: 10HR  To Apply: Please 
apply on our website at 
http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/interior.php?pageID=11

NORTHERN GOSHAWK AND SPOTTED OWL RESEARCH INTERN  at The Institute for 
Bird Populations.  Website: 

http://birdpop.org/docs/jobs/Intern%20for%20Northern%20Goshawks%20and%20Spotted%20Owls%20in%20the%20Sierra%20Nevada%202016.pdf 

Location: Northern Sierra Nevada, CA.  Duration: 2 months, 1 week. Job 
Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2016.  
Job Description: We have one internship opening on a movement study of 
Northern Goshawks and California Spotted Owls in the central and 
northern Sierra Nevada during spring/summer 2016 (May 25- August 1 
(tentative)). The successful applicant will join a team of surveyors and 
a capture team tasked with capturing and fitting approximately twenty 
birds with GPS-UHF tracking devices early in the season. Once equipment 
is deployed, a Crew Leader and two interns will be responsible for 
tracking marked birds and downloading data from remote devices. A number 
of marked birds will be tracked in areas receiving management 
treatments, and the team will conduct pre- and post-treatment vegetation 
surveys on those and other sites. The crew will also be responsible for 
monitoring the safety of marked birds and for ensuring that tracking 
systems remain operational. On a typical day, the crew will wake up 
before dawn, drive and/or hike 30min - 1.5 hrs, and spend the morning 
deploying automated tracking equipment, or downloading data from marked 
birds. Afternoons will be spent conducting vegetation assessments within 
bird territories, organizing data, and planning travels for subsequent 
days. Work will be moderately physically demanding and involve off-trail 
hikes into data collection sites. The typical schedule will be either 5 
days on and 2 off, with one period of 10 days consecutive work from June 
1 to June 10 (no days off during that time), but before and after that 
time the schedule can be more flexible.  Qualifications: We are seeking 
candidates with interest in raptor and/or owl tracking, and familiarity 
with raptor life history. Prior experience with territory/nest 
monitoring, radio telemetry, and GIS software is helpful. Applicants 
must also have a tolerance for aggressive and carnivorous birds. Survey 
work will occur in the central Sierra Nevada near the town of Quincy, 
CA, and substantial vehicle travel will be required. A willingness to 
face the rigors of fieldwork, and the ability to keep your cool when 
engaging study subjects that can be more intelligent than humans is 
important. Many sites are remote, and transit and equipment movement can 
be physically demanding. Portions of the season will include long work 
days that may begin well before dawn or late into the evening, wet and 
cold weather, hot and dry weather, mosquitoes and biting flies, 
occasional contact with bears, and housing that may be rustic. 
Successful candidates must be in excellent physical condition and must 
be comfortable with off-trail hiking and orienteering (training 
provided).  Compensation: Like all IBP internships, our Northern Goshawk 
and Spotted Owl research internships are fundamentally volunteer 
positions. Primary compensation includes the valuable skills you will 
develop, the satisfaction of joining important bird conservation 
efforts, and the joy of working with fun-loving people in a 
fantastically beautiful environment. Additionally, we will provide you 
with a per diem of $39 (amounts to $975 per month) to cover food and 
general living expenses, mileage reimbursement for all project-related 
travel, and free shared housing.  To Apply: To apply, please send a 
cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three references 
to Mandy Holmgren, The Institute for Bird Populations, mholmgren AT 
birdpop DOT org.

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS (10+)  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. 
Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org/  Location: Colorado. Duration: 
11 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 10 + Application 
Deadline: 5 Jan 2016.  Job Description: The Bird Conservancy of the 
Rockies (formerly the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory) is seeking 
experienced field biologists to conduct point counts throughout the 
state of Colorado. The position will run from May 2nd through mid-July 
with the possibility for continued employment entering and proofing 
data. For candidates interested in a longer period of employment, survey 
work may be available as early as April 12th and data entry and proofing 
work will likely be available through August. Surveys are located on 
both public and private lands throughout Colorado and cover a vast range 
of elevations and habitats. These positions represent an excellent 
opportunity to explore some of the most wild and scenic places in the 
lower 48 states while advancing avian conservation at regional scales. 
Please visit 

http://www.rmbo.org/v3/OurWork/Science_/BirdPopulationMonitoring/IntegratedMonitoringinBCRs%28IMBCR%29.aspx 

for additional information. Successful candidates must be able to attend 
a mandatory paid training from May 2nd through May 8th. Upon the 
successful completion of training, technicians will work independently 
conducting bird surveys. The work schedule is typically 10 days on and 4 
days off; however, alternative schedules may be considered on a case by 
case basis. Technicians must be able to identify all bird species found 
in Colorado by sight and sound upon completion of training, and should 
expect to hike long distances off-trail in steep and rugged terrain on a 
regular basis. Primitive camping, often without phone service or 
facilities, and some overnight backcountry travel to survey remote 
road-less areas will be required. Completion of job duties may 
periodically require long days in the field.  Qualifications: Applicants 
should be enthusiastic, physically fit, enjoy travel, and be willing to 
work long hours in the field. The successful applicant will need to be 
comfortable hiking and surveying in areas with potentially hazardous 
wildlife including rattlesnakes, black bear, moose, and mountain lion. 
Applicants must enjoy working independently with multiple days of 
solitude. The ability to identify landbird species that breed in 
Colorado by sight and sound is required. A valid driver's license, proof 
of auto insurance, binoculars, camping gear, basic computer skills, a 
strong work ethic, and enthusiasm for conservation and conducting 
fieldwork are also necessary. Desired qualifications include prior 
experience conducting point count surveys, camping, long distance 
hiking, and navigating in the backcountry. Applicants with personal 4WD 
vehicles are encouraged to apply; however, the Bird Conservancy will 
rent vehicles for qualified applicants that do not possess 4WD vehicles 
if they are at least 21 years of age. Compensation: Salary range of 
$2200 to $2700 per month (DOE), reimbursement for project related 
driving and some recreational travel is provided as well as 
approximately $100 per week in camping and lodging reimbursement.  To 
Apply: Email a cover letter detailing your bird identification knowledge 
and dates of availability, a resume, and three references as a single 
document (PDF or Word) to: MATTHEW MCLAREN (EM: matthew.mclaren AT 
birdconservancy.org). I will begin reviewing applications on January 5th 
and positions will be filled as suitable applicants are found.

VOLUNTEER ASSISTANTS NEEDED FOR FIELD STUDY OF BLACK-THROATED TITS AND 
SILVER-THROATED TITS IN CHINA  at Beijing Forestry University. Website: 
http://www.luckytit.cn  Location: China.  Duration: 2-3 months.  Job 
Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 1-2. Job Description: Volunteer 
assistants are needed for field study of the breeding biology and 
behavior of Black-throated tits and Silver-throated tits in the Dongzhai 
National Nature Reserve of central China. The project will start in 
January and will last until the end of May, 2016. Volunteers are 
expected to join in mid-February and stay through the end of April or 
mid-May. Main duties include mist-netting birds, searching nest, blood 
sampling, behavioral observation, watching nest-monitoring videos, data 
entry, as well as any other possible works involved in the field. 
Assistants will work with researchers from Beijing Forestry University. 
All expenses in China during work period (i.e. housing, foods, and local 
travels, etc) will be covered, but there is no salary, and the 
assistants are responsible for their travel to and from China. 
Volunteers will have opportunities to learn field skills of 
ornithological research, see many bird species of central China, and 
experience Chinese tradition and culture.  Qualifications: A serious 
attitude towards word is always important. Previous experience with 
birds is preferred, but not essential. Basic training such as bird 
banding, behavioral observation, blood sampling, will be provided. 
Volunteers are expected to have strong interests in birds and animal 
behavior, physically fit and be willing to work for long and irregular 
time in the field, and share rooms with team members.  To apply, please 
contact Jin YU (EM: yujin0819 AT qq.com). When applying, please include 
a cover letter, a resume, and =2 recommendation letters (it would be 
greatly appreciated if the recommendation letters are directly sent by 
references to the above email address).

WIND PROJECT EAGLE AVOIDANCE TECHS  at HawkWatch International. Website: 
http://www.hawkwatch.org  Location: Monticello, Utah. Duration: 1 year 
available; 3-month commitment.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 
5. Application Deadline: 24 Jan 2016.  Job Description: HawkWatch 
International will hire five observers to help prevent eagle mortality 
at a wind power facility through eagle use surveys, shutting down 
turbines when eagles are sighted, conducting fatality searches, and 
assisting with eagle nest searches and checks. Field techs will rotate 
between duties, likely in 3 day shifts (6 days on, 3 off) and work in 
teams of two, although not usually together. Techs will conduct standard 
1-hr point counts for eagle use, serve as “eagle sentinels” to shut down 
turbines when eagles are sighted, conduct searches for dead birds and 
bats, and search for other animal carcasses that may attract eagles and 
potentially assist with their removal from the site. The project will 
run from early January 2016 (some flexibility) through January 2017. A 
full year obligation is not necessary for hire, but a minimum 3-month 
commitment is required. Hours worked each day will depend on the length 
of day by season, turbine operation, as well as the duty being 
performed. Shared housing or hotel rooms provided within 15 minutes of 
the site in Monticello, Utah. Vehicles can be provided, but applicants 
willing to use their own truck will be reimbursed at $0.55/mile (roads 
are generally well maintained and passable with low-clearance 2WD). The 
field site is near Monticello, Utah and 50 minutes from Moab, with 
excellent recreation opportunities on public lands, including world 
class hiking, mountain biking, and climbing.  Qualifications: Excellent 
eyesight, vigilance, and at least reasonable bird identification skills 
required. Previous experience with eagle point counts, fatality 
searches, and previous work spending long hours conducting stationary 
observation will be given preference Applicants must be able to endure 
long hours in the sun, wind, cold, snow, or a combination of these 
conditions. Observation shelters will be provided for eagle sentinel 
duty, but observation will continue and be most important in inclement 
weather when eagles may enter the site at greater risk. Pay will be a 
competitive daily rate that is commensurate with the rigors outlined in 
the job description and also reflecting both the strong desire of 
HawkWatch and the site owner to avoid eagle mortality and advance the 
state of the art regarding wind farm eagle avoidance. Compensation will 
be discussed with applicants meeting the necessary minimum combination 
of skills.  Compensation: Competitive; see qualifications  To Apply: 
Please send a cover letter explaining your relevant experiences and 
skills, start date and length commitment, resume, and 2 references to 
Dr. STEVE SLATER (EM: sslater AT hawkwatch.org). Positions open until 
filled.

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS (6+)  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. 
Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org/  Location: Wyoming (statewide) 
and eastern Idaho.  Duration: 2.5 months +.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number 
of Openings: 6 or more . Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2016.  Job 
Description: The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (formerly the Rocky 
Mountain Bird Observatory) is seeking experienced field biologists to 
conduct point counts throughout the state of Wyoming and within the 
Caribou-Targhee National Forest in eastern Idaho. The position will run 
from May 10th thru mid-July. Successful candidates must be able to 
attend a mandatory paid training from May 10th thru May 16th. For 
candidates interested in a longer period of employment, survey work may 
be available as early as April 12th and data entry and proofing work 
will likely be available through August. Surveys are located on both 
public and private lands including scenic areas such as the Red Desert, 
Shoshone and Bridger-Teton National Forests, Devil’s Tower National 
Monument, Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. Upon 
the successful completion of training, technicians will work both 
independently (approximately ¾ of the season) and with a partner 
(approximately ¼ of the season) conducting bird surveys. The work 
schedule is typically 10 days on and 4 days off; however, alternative 
schedules may be considered on a case by case basis. Technicians must be 
able to identify all bird species found in Wyoming by sight and sound 
upon completion of training, and should expect to hike long distances 
off-trail in steep and rugged terrain on a regular basis. Primitive 
camping, often without phone service or facilities, and some overnight 
backcountry travel to survey remote road-less areas will be required. 
Completion of job duties may require long days in the field 
periodically. These positions represent an excellent opportunity to 
explore some of the most wild and scenic places in the lower 48 states 
while advancing avian conservation at regional scales. Please visit 

http://www.rmbo.org/v3/OurWork/Science_/BirdPopulationMonitoring/IntegratedMonitoringinBCRs%28IMBCR%29.aspx 

for additional information.  Qualifications: Applicants should be 
enthusiastic, physically fit, enjoy travel, and be willing to work long 
hours in the field. The successful applicant will need to be comfortable 
hiking and surveying in areas with potentially hazardous wildlife 
including rattlesnakes, black and grizzly bear, moose, and mountain 
lion. The ability to identify avian species that breed in Wyoming by 
sight and sound is required. A valid driver's license, proof of auto 
insurance, binoculars, camping gear, basic computer skills, a strong 
work ethic, and enthusiasm for conservation and conducting fieldwork are 
also necessary. Applicants should enjoy working independently and be a 
self-starter. Desired qualifications include prior experience conducting 
point count surveys, camping, long distance hiking, and navigating in 
the backcountry. Applicants with personal 4WD vehicles are encouraged to 
apply; however, the Bird Conservancy will rent vehicles for qualified 
applicants that do not possess 4WD vehicles and are at least 21 years 
old. Compensation: Salary range of $2200 to $2700 per month (DOE), 
reimbursement for project related and some recreational travel, and 
approximately $100 per week in camping and lodging reimbursement. To 
Apply: To apply, please email a cover letter detailing your bird 
identification knowledge/experience and dates of availability, a resume, 
and three references as a single document to: NICK VAN LANEN (EM: 
nick.vanlanen AT birdconservancy.org). I will begin reviewing 
applications on or around January 5th and positions will be filled as 
suitable applicants are found.

NATURAL RESOURCES TECHNICIAN  at Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources.  
Location: Grand Rapids, MN.  Duration: April - August/September.  Job 
Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 12 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: Support forest wildlife habitat research 
examining the use of managed forest wildlife openings by American 
woodcock. Work will involve evening singing ground and crepuscular 
flight surveys for woodcock, vegetation composition and structure 
sampling, other wildlife and forest inventory, and GIS mapping. Two 
positions will be offered, both are temporary and anticipated to last no 
more than 6 months. The position is limited to 40 hours per week but due 
to the nature of the field work, technicians will be expected to work 
outside of normal hours. Technicians must be able to start work in early 
April, and will be expected to work evening hours when conducting 
woodcock surveys. A field vehicle will be provided for research use. 
Technicians will work out of the Grand Rapids office with some extended 
travel required. Housing is not provided except when traveling.  
Qualifications: Education or experience in field methods for wildlife 
research. Applicants with a BS in wildlife biology or a related field 
are preferred. A working knowledge of Geographic Position Systems (GPS), 
basic computer programs (i.e., Microsoft Office), navigation, geographic 
information systems (i.e., ArcGIS), and vegetation identification. 
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, follow 
established protocols, communicate findings orally, keep detailed and 
accurate records, write reports, and communicate effectively with 
wildlife managers and private landowners. Technician must be physically 
fit, able to walk over difficult terrain, work under adverse weather 
conditions, sit still for long periods of time, hear and see well, and 
operate a motor vehicle on minimally maintained roads. Must possess a 
valid driver’s license. Field experience involving avian research and 
Minnesota vegetation identification and sampling is highly desirable, 
especially when performed full time and independently. Compensation: 
$16.21/hour  To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for 3 references (name, telephone, and e-mail) as a single 
attachment in an e-mail to LINDSEY SHARTELL, Forest Habitat Biologist 
(EM: Lindsey.Shartell AT state.mn.us). The deadline to apply is February 
12, 2016, however review of applications will begin in January and 
continue until the positions are filled. For questions contact Lindsey 
by e-mail or telephone (PH: 218-999-7932).

AVIAN POINT COUNT SURVEYORS  at Intermountain Bird Observatory. Website: 
http://ibo.boisestate.edu  Location: Idaho and Utah. Duration: 2 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 6-8. Application 
Deadline: 30 Apr 2016.  Job Description: POINT COUNT SURVEYORS (6-8) 
needed for a study of breeding birds across Idaho and Utah (mid-May to 
mid-July, 2016) with the Intermountain Bird Observatory at Boise State 
University. Duties consist of standardized point count surveys, 
vegetation surveys, and data entry. Field assistants will travel across 
diverse habitats including grasslands, sagebrush steppe, riparian, 
montane forest, alpine, and pinyon-juniper and encounter hundreds of 
bird species. Qualifications: Qualifications of applicants should 
include: 1) ability to identify 200+ species of Western birds by sight 
AND sound (sound is very important), 2) experience with standardized 
bird surveys, 3) careful and accurate data entry and 4) willingness to 
give your all even through challenging times. Applicants must be 
comfortable mostly working alone (90% of the time) in some remote but 
beautiful areas that can include predators (bears, wolves, mountain 
lions). Applicants must also be physically fit and able to handle hiking 
in steep and rough terrain and dealing with thick vegetation. Applicants 
must be able to navigate with maps and GPS to find remote sites, 
maintain accurate records of each visit, and be comfortable working 
independently and camping for up to 10 days at a time at undeveloped 
sites, and be able to provide their own basic camping equipment. There 
is a lot of driving between sites since we are covering most of the 
state. Applicants must have a valid driver's license and EITHER use 
their personal 4WD vehicle (work-related mileage will be reimbursed at 
the standard state rate) OR ELSE if you do not have a suitable vehicle 
we will provide you with a rental SUV.  Compensation: This is a fulltime 
position for the duration of the project (May-July). Hourly rate is 
$12-$14+/hr DOE (PLUS a per diem which amounts to an additional $1,000 
over the season which essentially boosts the hourly rate by ~$3.)  To 
Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and references via e-mail 
(EM: jessicapollock AT boisestate.edu) Please put “2016 Point Count 
Applicant” in the subject line. Please indicate in your cover letter if 
you are most interested in Idaho, Utah, or both. Positions will be 
filled as soon as suitable applicants are found.

LOEWY-MOHONK PRESERVE FELLOWSHIP  at Mohonk Preserve.  Website: 
http://mohonkpreserve.org  Location: New Paltz, NY.  Duration: 10 
weeks.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 8 Jan 2016.  Job 
Description: Mohonk Preserve is pleased to announce our 2016 Loewy 
Fellowship opportunities. Located in the northern Shawangunk Mountains 
of eastern New York State, the Mohonk Preserve manages over 8,000 acres 
of land including ridgetop forests and pine barrens to wetlands and 
grasslands. The Mohonk Preserve is seeking to sustain the viability of 
natural communities and maintain biodiversity. Through the 2016 
Loewy-Mohonk Preserve Liaison Fellowship, up to $10,000 will be awarded 
to a project (or projects) that link conservation outcomes at Mohonk 
Preserve with a broader ecological context. The Preserve’s Daniel Smiley 
Research Center (DSRC) is a biological field research facility that 
currently engages 50 Research Associates from 23 institutions in studies 
that document and explain long-term environmental change on the 
Shawangunk Ridge. The DSRC has numerous long-term abiotic and natural 
history datasets as well as biological and anthropological collections 
that are available for use (see below). Preference will be given to 
proposals that demonstrate a clear ability to place conservation on the 
Preserve into a broader ecological context. Successful applicants may 
also be eligible for housing at the Preserve’s Foothills House. DSRC is 
currently seeking proposals in the following priority areas: • Wetlands 
research and restoration, particularly involving marshes and/or streams; 
• Bird population or community studies, including (but not limited to) 
studies of nesting, migration, or overwintering; • Pollinator/plant 
interactions; • Agro-ecology; and • Phenology, particularly studies that 
make use of the DSRC’s long-term datasets.  Qualifications: Proposals 
from individuals at any career stage are welcome. Women and members of 
underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO Compensation: Up to 
$10,000 stipend. These fellowships are made possible through funding 
from the Loewy Family Foundation.  To Apply: The program guidelines, 
application instructions and announcement flyer can be found on our 
website at http://www.mohonkpreserve.org/jobs-fellowships-and-internships

BEACH BIRD STEWARD  at The Wetlands Institute.  Website: 
http://wetlandsinstitute.org/  Location: Stone Harbor, NJ. Duration: 14 
weeks.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 12 Feb 2016.  Job 
Description: The Wetlands Institute, located in Stone Harbor, NJ, is 
seeking qualified applicants for several seasonal positions to protect 
beach-nesting birds. Primary responsibilities include interacting in a 
positive and educational way with the public to prevent disturbance and 
at times directly intervening to stop a disturbance, documenting and 
reporting disturbance, and acting as an overall ambassador for the 
conservation of beach-nesting birds. Training will be provided. This is 
a temporary, part-time, hourly position (approx. 30-35 hrs/week) that 
will include regular early morning, weekend, and holiday hours. The 
position will require sitting for several hours, or walking long 
distances over sandy beach, and tolerating exposure to variable and 
sometimes adverse weather and environmental conditions (wind, rain, 
heat, biting insects).  Qualifications: Applicants should have a 
positive attitude, an outgoing personality, and a willingness to learn 
about conservation of coastal birds. Applicants should also have 
experience or interest in learning how to follow protocols, collect 
careful data, and calmly defuse conflict. Applicants should be able to 
work well alone or in small groups.  Compensation: The duration of the 
position is approximately 14 weeks (Memorial Day-Labor Day). Candidates 
should be available for the duration of the position. Salary is 
$8.38/hr. Housing is not provided. A valid driver’s license and personal 
transportation is required. Reimbursement for project-related travel may 
be provided.  To Apply: Please send 1) cover letter detailing interest, 
qualifications, and availability 2) CV, and 3) names and contact 
information for 3 professional references to ALLISON ANHOLT, (EM: 
conservation AT wetlandsinstitute.org). Please include “Beach Steward” 
in the subject line. Application deadline is February 12, 2016.

WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN (BIRDS)  at Tongass National Forest, Juneau Ranger 
District.  Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/tongass/home Location: 
Juneau, Alaska.  Duration: About 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 11 Jan 2016.  Job Description: Technician sought 
to conduct avian point counts and other bird and wildlife projects (e.g. 
bird banding, seabird counts, goshawk surveys) throughout the Tongass 
National Forest, Southeast Alaska. This is an opportunity to explore and 
bird-watch in America’s largest, wildest temperate rain forest. Season 
expected to be mid- Apr through late Jul with some flexibility, but 
applicants must be available late May for safety training week and all 
of June for surveys. The season potentially may be extended if 
technician is willing to work on other natural resource projects, 
depending on funding. Government housing is usually available in Juneau, 
Alaska (costs approx. $13 per night)and some travel and field camping is 
required.  Qualifications: Must have proven ability to identify land 
birds by sight and sound; familiarity with point count techniques; good 
physical condition; camp in a wilderness setting and able to start work 
as early as 3 a.m.; potentially travel in boats and small aircraft; hike 
rugged terrain; take basic habitat (plant) information; data entry and 
paper-work in a forest service office. Other desired skills: previous 
point count experience, overland navigation skills with topographical 
map, compass and GPS, familiarity with Pacific Northwest or Alaska bird 
and plant species, ability to work amiably in remote setting with single 
field partner. Sorry, only US citizens are eligible.  Compensation: 
Salary is GS- 7 plus cost-of-living allowance (about $20 per hour) plus 
paid annual leave, generous field camping meal allowance, and overtime 
after 40 hours per week.  To Apply: Apply through USA JOBS system. Go to 
https://www.usajobs.gov and create a profile and upload a resume - this 
can take a few days so best to do this in advance. Starting Jan. 5,2016, 
look for announcement number 16-TEMP-R10-0404-7BSTBM-DT and verify that 
it is for GS-0404-07, Biological Science Technician (Bird Monitoring)and 
follow the application instructions. Only US citizens are eligible. 
Issues with USA JOBS are best answered via the help link 
https://www.usajobs.gov/Support. If there are specific questions about 
the job that remain after carefully reviewing this outreach, and the 
official announcement online, you may contact (EM: gwenbaluss AT yahoo.com)

ROSEATE & COMMON TERN INTERN  at Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife 
Refuge.  Website: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/stewart_b_mckinney/  
Location: Westbrook, CT.  Duration: May23rd - August 19th.  Job Type: 
Intern. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 19 Feb 2016.  Job 
Description: Duties include but are not limited to: monitoring 
productivity of roseate and common tern, banding tern chicks, finding 
nests in rocky areas, re-sighting fledglings and adults from field 
blinds, keeping accurate, organized, and detailed data/field notes, 
doing light maintenance, participating in non-lethal predator 
management, operating/maintaining small watercraft and associated 
vehicles, and educating the public. Responsibilities may vary due to the 
strengths of individuals. Details: Internships will begin on May 23rd 
and continue until the middle of August. The position involves working 
long hours, nights, weekends, and holidays. Schedules will be around 40 
hours per week, but will vary frequently in the length of day and start 
time. Days off may not be consecutive. Staff will live in the research 
station on the island with other refuge staff for most of the field 
season. There is no heat or running water in the station, but there is 
solar electricity. Interns will have free dormitory style housing at 
Refuge headquarters in Westbrook, CT on their days off. Training will be 
provided including the DOI’s Motorboat Operator Certification Course.  
Qualifications: Previous bird banding experience is necessary. 
Applicants must have the ability to perform the physical duties of the 
position including being able to walk on uneven, rocky embankments with 
field equipment in all kinds of weather and work in areas with poison 
ivy. Applicants must be able to work with minimal supervision, be very 
independent, easy-going, be able to work with the public of all ages in 
a professional manner, and possess a valid U.S. driver’s license. Intern 
will need to drive personal vehicle to and from dock. Additional 
experience with beach nesting birds, field work in a field camp setting, 
data collection, bird identification, waterfowl hunting, and an academic 
background in wildlife biology, zoology, environmental science or a 
related field are preferred. Compensation: A small living allowance of 
$190.00/week will be provided.  To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, 
and contact information for at least 3 references (must include email 
and phone number) by February 19, 2016 via email to: (EM: Kristina_Vagos 
AT fws.gov). Please do not send applications by mail.

SHOREBIRD INTERN  at Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge. 
Website: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/stewart_b_mckinney/  Location: 
Westbrook, CT.  Duration: May 23rd- August 19th.  Job Type: Intern. 
Application Deadline: 19 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Stewart B. McKinney 
NWR is looking for a qualified individual to be our 2016 Shorebird 
Intern. This person will help monitor piping plover, least tern, 
American oystercatcher, and other shorebirds on the Refuge as well as on 
State and private lands. Duties include nest searching, patrolling 
nesting areas, talking with/educating the public, assisting with 
fencing/signage/exclosures, reporting on nest/chick productivity, 
maintaining the Refuge’s electric fence and sound system, and 
tracking/reporting predators, and managing trail cameras. The shorebird 
intern will also contact our island keepers and get regular updates on 
any shorebirds they have observed on the islands. Additionally, this 
intern may be required to visit the islands to survey/monitor which may 
include an overnight stay on the island in rustic housing. The shorebird 
intern will work in teams (with Refuge staff, State employees, and 
non-profit affiliates) and independently. He/She will need to drive a 
Refuge vehicle to and from monitoring sites (including large trucks), 
work in inclement weather conditions such as high muggy heat, be 
physically fit enough to walk miles on beaches in the sun and carry 
fence/sign posts. Qualifications: Applicants must have the ability to 
perform the physical duties of the position including being able to work 
in all kinds of weather and over different types of terrain. Applicants 
must be able to work with minimal supervision, be very independent and 
easy-going, be able to work with the public of all ages in a 
professional manner, and possess a valid U. S. driver’s license. 
Previous experience with shorebird monitoring, environmental education, 
interpretation, field work, data collection, and wildlife identification 
is preferred.  Compensation: A small living allowance of $190.00/week 
and shared housing (if needed) will be provided.  To Apply: Send a cover 
letter, resume, and contact information for at least 3 references (must 
include email and phone number) by email to: (EM: Kristina_Vagos AT 
fws.gov). Please do not send applications by mail.

ISLAND KEEPER INTERNS (Visitor Services & Environmental Education)  at 
Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge. Website: 
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/stewart_b_mckinney/  Job Type: Intern. Number 
of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 19 Feb 2016. Job Description: The 
Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge is seeking enthusiastic 
individuals to spend their summer on an island in beautiful coastal 
Connecticut while gaining valuable, well-rounded experience working in 
the natural resource field. Duties include but are not limited to: 
interacting with the public by conducting natural and cultural history 
tours, leading educational programs for youth and camp groups, assisting 
with island maintenance projects, invasive plant management, wildlife 
and vegetation surveys, etc. Details: Internships will begin on May 23rd 
and continue until mid-August (approximate end date is the 19th). 
Schedules will be around 40 hours per week, but will vary frequently in 
the length of day and start time. Interns will live on islands with 
other staff in rustic field camp settings. Rustic field camps have no 
running water or electricity and outhouses. Water and gas for a 
generator have to be brought out to the island. Showers, food shopping, 
and laundry must be done on the mainland. Housing may be provided in 
Westbrook, CT on days off.  Qualifications: Applicants must have the 
ability to perform the physical duties of the position including being 
able to work in all kinds of weather, over different types of terrain, 
in areas with poison ivy, and with ticks and other biting insects. 
Applicants must be able to work with minimal supervision, be very 
independent and easy-going, be able to work with the public of all ages 
in a professional manner, have their own vehicle, and possess a valid U. 
S. driver’s license. Previous experience with environmental education, 
wildlife identification and work in a field camp setting is preferred.  
Compensation: A small living allowance of $190.00/week will also be 
provided.  To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for at least 3 references (must include email and phone 
number) by February 19th, 2016 via email to: (EM: Shaun_Roche AT 
fws.gov). Please do not send applications by mail.

LEAD BANDER IN SOUTHERN UTAH  at University of Utah.  Website: 
http://www.riomesa.utah.edu/  Location: Moab, UT.  Duration: 2.5 
months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 17 Feb 2016. Job 
Description: A bander-in-charge is needed to operate a passerine banding 
station with 2 assistants at the University of Utah’s Rio Mesa Center 
where biology professor Çagan Sekercioglu is conducting a long-term 
migratory bird monitoring project. This is a great opportunity to band 
birds in spectacular red-rock Colorado Plateau landscapes that are 
off-limits to the public. We have documented more than 150 bird species 
at the Rio Mesa Center and have caught many surprising vagrants each 
season to date. The banding site consists of sixteen nets which will be 
open for 6 hours each morning with approximately 10 days on and 2 days 
off. Duties include operating the banding station, training and 
supervising 2 volunteer assistants, engaging with community and 
university groups, data entry and quality control. On-site lodging with 
kitchen, common space, and indoor plumbing will be provided. Stipend is 
$2,000 for the season. Limited internet connectivity is available and 
cellular service can be reached a few miles up the road. During free 
time, there are great opportunities for outdoor exploration in a unique 
part of the country! Moab, UT is only an hour drive from the station and 
is a popular tourist destination, along with Arches National Park, 
Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Goblin Valley 
State Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Zion National Park and Bryce 
Canyon National Park.  Qualifications: A qualified candidate is expected 
to have substantial experience in aging, sexing, banding, and 
mist-netting western North American passerines.  Compensation: $2,000 
for the field season   To apply: please e-mail a cover letter explaining 
your qualifications and interests, your CV, and the names, emails and 
phone numbers of three references to JORDAN HERMAN. Please include “RMC 
LEAD BANDER” in the subject of the e-mail (EM: Jordan.Herman AT utah.edu).

(2) ASSISTANT BANDERS IN SOUTHERN UTAH  at University of Utah. Website: 
http://www.riomesa.utah.edu/  Location: Moab, UT. Duration: 2.5 months.  
Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 17 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: Two assistant banders are needed to help operate 
a passerine banding station at the University of Utah’s Rio Mesa Center 
where biology professor Çagan Sekercioglu is conducting a long-term 
migratory bird-monitoring project. This is a great opportunity to band 
birds in spectacular red-rock Colorado Plateau landscapes that are 
off-limits to the public. We have documented more than 150 bird species 
at the Rio Mesa Center and have caught many surprising vagrants each 
season to date. The banding site consists of sixteen nets which will be 
open for 6 hours each morning with approximately 10 days on and 2 days 
off. Duties include mist-net extraction of birds, bird processing, data 
entry and interacting with visiting groups. Assistants will be working 
with an experienced head bander and will learn valuable skills in 
mist-netting, identifying, aging and sexing western birds. The position 
is unpaid, and volunteers will cover food costs and lodging costs at 
$4/night. On-site lodging is very comfortable and includes beds, a full 
kitchen, common space, and indoor plumbing. Limited internet 
connectivity is available, and cellular service is accessible a few 
miles up the road. During free time, there are great opportunities for 
outdoor exploration in a unique part of the country! Moab, UT is only an 
hour drive from the station and is a popular tourist destination, along 
with Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef 
National Park, Goblin Valley State Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, 
Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park.  Qualifications: A 
qualified candidate is expected to have some field work experience and 
to have an interest and ability to work with a small team in remote 
locations. Previous ornithological field experience is preferred but not 
required  Compensation: Unpaid  To Apply: Please e-mail a cover letter 
explaining your qualifications and interests, your CV, and the names, 
emails and phone numbers of three references to JORDAN HERMAN (EM: 
Jordan.Herman AT utah.edu). Please include “RMC ASSISTANT” in the 
subject of the email.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN (AVIAN)  at National Park Service (Arctic 
Network).  Website: https://www.usajobs.gov/  Location: Noatak National 
Preserve, AK.  Duration: May 9 – July 15, 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 1-3. Application Deadline: 10 Jan 2016.  Job 
Description: The National Park Service is seeking 1-3 biological 
technicians to conduct bird surveys in Noatak National Preserve in the 
Brooks Range of Alaska. The project is part of the Arctic Network’s 
long-term monitoring program for montane-nesting birds (alpine and 
shrub-tundra habitats). The fieldwork involves conducting bird surveys 
(primarily by song), tent camping at a remote site with 3-5 other field 
techs, and backpacking. Surveys start at 2 am and involve hiking up to 
10 miles a day in rugged terrain. Depending on funding, some positions 
(including a crew leader position) may be available at a second site in 
Anaktuvuk Pass, AK (Gates of the Arctic NP). Positions run from May 9 or 
16 – July 8 or 15 with ~6 weeks in the field. Technicians will spend 1-2 
weeks in Fairbanks prepping for the field in early May and 1-2 weeks 
entering data in early July.  Qualifications: In addition to some 
previous experience conducting aural bird surveys, the positions require 
excellent physical condition and the capacity for working contently in 
wet, cold, and buggy conditions from a remote field site. Some previous 
experience working in wilderness and bear country is strongly 
preferred.  Compensation: GS-5 — $17.92/hr regular time and time and 
half for OT GS-6 — $19.97/hr regular time and time and half for OT  To 
Apply: Applications are done through USAJOBS. The positions will be open 
on USAJOBS from January 1-10, 2016 under these announcements: 1) 
Biological Technician (Avian) (GS-5) AKRO-16-1562654-DECB and 2) 
Biological Technician (Avian) (GS-6) AKRO-16-1562695-DECB. Multiple 
parks have positions advertised under these announcements, but the 
official duty station for the Arctic Network (Noatak) positions is 
listed as Arctic Network (Fairbanks, AK). You must select this location 
to apply for the Arctic Network positions. No housing is provided in 
Fairbanks. For more information, write JEREMY MIZEL (EM: Jeremy_Mizel AT 
nps.gov).

AVIAN SURVEY AND MONITORING INTERNS  at Bureau of Reclamation. Website: 
http://www.usbr.gov/tsc/  Location: Socorro, NM.  Duration: 3 months 
beginning May 16th.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 20. 
Application Deadline: 12 Jan 2016.  Job Description: Several Pathways 
Program interns are needed for seasonal work conducting Southwestern 
Willow Flycatcher and Yellow-billed Cuckoo surveys, nest monitoring and 
habitat mapping within the Rio Grande Basin of Central New Mexico. Both 
crew lead and crew member positions are available and increased 
experience/responsibility will be compensated accordingly. Crews will be 
based in Socorro or Truth or Consequences. Technicians will attend both 
Southwestern Willow Flycatcher and Yellow-billed Cuckoo survey protocol 
trainings and work will be performed between May 16th and August 15th. 
Habitat mapping may begin earlier depending on technician availability. 
Qualifications: See USAJobs announcement... 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/424980900  Compensation: 
Positions will be filled at the GS-03 ($12.33/hr) or GS-04 ($13.84/hr) 
level.  To Apply: See USAJobs announcement... 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/424980900

AVIAN SURVEY AND MONITORING TECHNICIANS  at Bureau of Reclamation. 
Website: http://www.usbr.gov/tsc/  Location: Socorro, NM.  Duration: 3 
months beginning May 16th.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 20. 
Application Deadline: 12 Jan 2016.  Job Description: Several technicians 
are needed for seasonal work conducting Southwestern Willow Flycatcher 
and Yellow-billed Cuckoo surveys, nest monitoring and habitat mapping 
within the Rio Grande Basin of Central New Mexico. Both crew lead and 
crew member positions are available and increased 
experience/responsibility will be compensated accordingly. Crews will be 
based in Socorro or Truth or Consequences. Technicians will attend both 
Southwestern Willow Flycatcher and Yellow-billed Cuckoo survey protocol 
trainings and work will be performed between May 16th and August 15th. 
Habitat mapping may begin earlier depending on technician availability. 
Qualifications: See USAJobs announcement... 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/424969600  Compensation: 
Positions will be filled at the GS-03 ($12.33/hr), GS-04 ($13.84/hr) or 
GS-05 ($15.49/he) level.  To Apply: See USAJobs announcement... 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/424969600

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR  at Eastern Kentucky University.  Website: 
http://biology.eku.edu  Location: Richmond, KY.  Duration: Open. Job 
Type: Professor.  Application Deadline: 8 Feb 2016.  Job Description: 
Vertebrate Behavioral Ecology.  Qualifications: The Department of 
Biological Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University is accepting 
applications for a tenure-track, 9-month appointment to begin August 15, 
2016. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in the department's 
undergraduate biology and graduate degree (MS) program. Primary courses 
to be taught include behavioral ecology and animal behavior, an 
introductory course for biology majors, and courses in area of 
specialty. During the first year, the teaching load will be 9 hours per 
semester. However, the typical teaching load is 12 hours per semester, 
with the possibility of reassigned time with extramural funding and/or 
engaging in student-centered research. The successful candidate will be 
expected to establish an active research program in area of specialty 
that includes mentoring undergraduate and master's level students. 
Requirements include a Ph.D. from a regionally accredited or 
internationally recognized institution. Candidates must have a strong 
record of research accomplishments and must provide evidence of 
excellent teaching and communication skills. Review of applications will 
begin on February 8, 2016, and will continue until position is filled.  
Compensation: Typical starting salary for Assistant Professor would 
likely be about $45,000 - $50,000, but is negotiable.  To Apply: 
Instructions are available at: 
http://jobs.eku.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=79732

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN  at USDA/APHIS/WS National Wildlife 
Research Center  Location: Salyer, CA.  Duration: up to 6 months. Job 
Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 15 Jan 
2016.  Job Description: Performs the following and similar types of 
routine tasks to collect field data monitoring for barred owls in 
association with a long-term population ecology study of the northern 
spotted owl in northwest California: • Assist primarily in night-time 
surveys of barred owls. • Under the oversight of the Field Coordinators, 
collect field data on barred owls and northern spotted owls following 
specific study plans and established protocols. • Locates and identifies 
barred owls and (occasionally) northern spotted owls based on auditory 
and visual observations. • Navigate remote forest roads and terrain, 
primarily at night, using maps, compass, and handheld GPS units. • 
Operate a variety of field equipment necessary for performing biological 
studies and collecting field data, including 4-wheel drive vehicles, 
electronic broadcasting devices, compass, and handheld GPS units. • 
Communicate results and logistical details to the Field Coordinators in 
a clear and timely manner. • Enter data carefully onto field data forms 
and into a computer database. Housing is provided at the Klamath 
Biological Research Station in Salyer, California. The incumbent often 
works independently and primarily at night, but he/she is expected to 
work as part of a small team under the instruction of the Field 
Coordinators. Fieldwork may involve up to six months working in remote 
field locations. Fieldwork will include nighttime surveys of owls on 
mostly public lands, traversing mountainous terrain at night, and 
working under variable weather conditions. The work involves long hours 
spent standing, bending, walking, and a great amount of physical 
exertion. The incumbent may be required to lift containers weighing up 
to 50 pounds in the performance of the assignment. Work will be done in 
6-10 hours per day; hours can include all times of day and evening, and 
will vary during the employment term with weather and field conditions. 
Secondary duties may include placement and maintenance of remote audio 
recorders for collection of owl vocalizations, road and trail 
maintenance, and assisting on spotted owl surveys as opportunity allows. 
Assistants may work independently or as part of small crew depending on 
daily goals.  Qualifications: • Must be a U.S. Citizen • Must be 18 
years old • If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 and are at 
least 18 years of age, civil service employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328) 
requires that you must be registered with the Selective Service System, 
unless you meet certain exemptions (proof of registration and/or 
exemption required). Website: http://www.sss.gov. • DD-214 (Member 4 
copy) and/or VA letter required for applicable Veteran preference. • The 
OF-306 form may be obtained from Contact Office or downloaded from 
http://www.opm.gov/forms/html/of.asp Any questions can be directed to 
JEREMY ROCKWEIT (EM: rockweit AT rams.colostate.edu).  Compensation: 
13.41/hr (housing is provided). To Apply: Submit a letter of interest, 
resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references 
AS A SINGLE ELECTRONIC FILE (email preferred) by 15 January 2016 to 
JEREMY ROCKWEIT (EM: rockweit AT rams.colostate.edu).

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN (WATERFOWL)  at U.S. Fish & Wildlife 
Service.  Location: Barrow, AK and Yukon Delta, AK. Duration: 3-4 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2-4. Application 
Deadline: 4 Jan 2016.  Job Description: Biological technicians needed to 
assist with nesting biology studies of threatened Steller’s and 
spectacled eiders for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The 
USFWS’s Endangered Species Program (based in Fairbanks, Alaska) has been 
monitoring Steller’s eider breeding biology in Barrow since 1991. Our 
program will also be conducting an experimental release on the Yukon 
Delta National Wildlife Refuge in an effort to continue the evaluation 
of the feasibility of a long-term reintroduction effort. Technicians are 
needed for two projects: 1. Breeding Ecology of Steller’s and Spectacled 
Eiders Nesting near Barrow Alaska. Duties: This is a temporary position 
that will last approximately 3-4 months. The employee will assist the 
crew leader with planning projects and schedules, purchasing and 
assembling field equipment and supplies, and establishing practical 
procedures for accomplishing the work and conducting field studies. 
Fieldwork primarily consists of pair surveys and nest searching and 
monitoring for Steller’s and spectacled eiders and other seaducks, as 
well as trapping, banding, and measuring waterfowl. The work is 
physically demanding and requires hiking through wet tundra areas in 
weather that is often cold and windy, but also possibly warm and buggy. 
When not in Barrow assisting with field work, the technician will be 
stationed in the Fairbanks office. Dates: May - August or September Work 
Location: The field work occurs primarily in Barrow, Alaska - the 
northernmost city in the U.S. It has an active arctic research 
community, with a variety of ongoing projects on marine mammals, birds, 
and terrestrial mammals. Summer weather in Barrow is typically cold and 
windy, average highs range from 35 – 50 F, and average lows range from 
25 – 35 F. A bunkhouse with running water, showers, telephone, and 
kitchen in Barrow are provided. 2. Steller’s Eider Reintroduction Pilot 
Program on the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge. Duties: These are 
temporary positions that will last approximately 3-4 months. The 
employee will assist with all aspects of field work, consisting 
primarily of waterfowl nest searching, nest monitoring, and brood 
tracking. The work is physically demanding and requires hiking through 
wet tundra, muddy tidal flats, and shallow ponds in weather that is 
often cool, windy, and rainy with daytime temps typically in the 40s and 
50s. Dates: Late-May through mid-August Field Camp: Field work will take 
place on the coastal fringe of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, located 
approximately 100 miles west of Bethel. The Y-K Delta is broad, flat, 
and dotted with countless waterbodies. It is covered primarily by 
sub-arctic tundra underlain by permafrost, and includes a variety of 
scrub, peatland, heath meadow, marsh, and bog habitats. The area is 
highly influenced by daily tides and floods frequently during spring 
snowmelt and seasonal storms. Camp consists of individual tents and 
shared weatherports. This is a remote field site with few amenities and 
very limited connectivity to the outside world.  Qualifications: 
Preferred qualifications include experience with avian (especially 
waterfowl) field research and the willingness and capability of working 
as part of a team, living in shared quarters in a remote village or 
field camp, working long hours, and walking up to 12 miles per day in 
hip waders on wet tundra, in cold, windy weather, or possibly in warm, 
buggy weather. Barrow Project: Experience with firearms, identifying 
birds, navigating by maps and GPS, and all-terrain vehicle use is 
preferred. Y-K Delta Project: Applicants must be comfortable traveling 
in small aircraft and skiffs, and experience with telemetry as well as 
experience living in a remote camp is preferred.  Compensation: 
GS-0404-05 (Barrow and Yukon Delta) or GS-0404-06/07 (Yukon Delta)  To 
Apply: Only US citizens are eligible. You must apply for these jobs on 
the USAJOBS website (http://www.usajobs.gov/) during the open period 
from December 23rd, 2015 – January 4th, 2016. Look for the announcement 
by searching the USA jobs website for Location: Fairbanks, Alaska; 
Agency: Department of the Interior and then refine with Interior, US 
Fish and Wildlife Service; Occupational series: Biological Science 
Technician (0404). There is one posting for the GS-05 level and one for 
the 06/07 level for the Fairbanks Fish and Wildlife Field Office. Job 
announcement numbers: GS -0404-05: R7-16-1584684-AV and GS0404-06/07: 
R7-16-1584902-AV For more information contact: (EM:  nathan_graff AT 
fws.gov).

WILDLIFE HAZARD ASSESSMENT MANAGER (BIRDS)  at Smultea Sciences. 
Website: smulteasciences.com  Location: Hawaii.  Duration: 14 mo. Job 
Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 7 Jan 2016.  Job Description: 
This position will manage a project to conduct wildlife hazard 
assessments mainly focused on collecting field data on use-patterns of 
birds at airports in the Hawaiian Islands. The position will require 
assisting with development of survey methodologies, managing field 
biologists, organizing and reporting data, and writing a final report 
regarding findings and recommendations. This is a temporary contract 
position expected to start in March 2016 and extend to May 2017. These 
dates may be subject to shifts associated with when final contracts are 
approved by the State of Hawaii.  Qualifications: Have the necessary 
academic coursework from accredited institutions and work experience to 
meet the qualifications of a GS-0486 series wildlife biologist as 
defined by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management classification 
standards or be designated as a Certified Wildlife Biologist by The 
Wildlife Society (http://www.wildlife.org) and, Have taken and passed an 
airport wildlife hazard management training course acceptable to the FAA 
Administrator and; While working under the direct supervision of a 
qualified airport wildlife biologist, have conducted at least one 
Wildlife Hazard Assessment acceptable to the FAA Administrator (as 
described in §139.337(c) and; Have successfully completed at least one 
of the following within five years of their initial FAA approved airport 
wildlife hazard management training course, and every five years 
thereafter: (i)An airport wildlife hazard management training course 
that is acceptable to the FAA Administrator or, (ii) Attendance, as a 
registered participant, at a joint Bird Strike Committee USA/Bird Strike 
Committee -Canada annual meeting or, (iii) Other training acceptable to 
the FAA Administrator  Compensation: Compensation will be commensurate 
with experience.  To Apply: Please submit a cover letter addressing the 
required qualifications and your experience with similar projects, as 
well as your c.v. to (EM: sarah.courbis AT smulteasciences.com) by 
1/7/16. Applications will be considered as they are submitted, so the 
position may fill prior to the application deadline.

FACILITIES COORDINATOR, LOS ANGELES WILDLIFE CENTER  at International 
Bird Rescue.  Website: 
http://www.bird-rescue.org/get-involved/employment/  Location: San 
Pedro, CA.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 
15 Jan 2016.  Job Description: Status: Part-time, non-exempt, hourly 
position requiring some weekends and holidays. Location: San Pedro, 
California Reports to: LA Wildlife Center Manager Our Mission 
International Bird Rescue is dedicated to mitigating the human impact on 
aquatic birds and other wildlife worldwide, through emergency planning 
and response, wildlife rehabilitation, education and research. Our Work 
Our core work is the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured and 
oiled aquatic birds, supported by state-of-the-art animal care and 
research facilities and a corps of dedicated volunteers. In addition to 
managing two, year-round aquatic bird rehabilitation centers in 
California (near Los Angeles and San Francisco), our oiled wildlife 
response team manages large-scale oiled wildlife events throughout the 
world. General Job Description: Founded in 1971 in response to an oil 
spill at the Golden Gate Bridge, International Bird Rescue works to 
mitigate the human impact on seabirds and other aquatic species through 
response services, wildlife rehabilitation, research and education. The 
incumbent will oversee all aspects of the SF Bay facility technical 
maintenance and upkeep, especially in relationship to the Oiled Wildlife 
Care Network (OWCN) at UC Davis from which we lease the facility. Duties 
and Responsibilities: -Assures that all facility equipment is in working 
order. -Fixes and addresses any facility or equipment problems as they 
occur. -Schedules periodic service visits as needed to systems requiring 
professional service. -Works with Center Manager and staff to develop 
and implement facility growth and maintenance. -Works with center staff 
to design and implement efficient work systems for wildlife, cages and 
equipment. -Works with center staff on methods to assure cleanliness and 
organization as it pertains to facility function. -Maintains a monthly 
list of facility maintenance requirements (filter replacements, soft 
water system recharging, etc.). -Completes monthly facilities reports 
for OWCN and coordinates with OWCN's Facilities Manager to update and 
coordinate facility issues and reviews. -Manages facility maintenance 
projects with other staff and volunteers. Occasionally directs 
facilities volunteers to best use in accomplishing facility goals. 
-Oversees LA Center's OSHA compliance, and contributes to developing 
facilities Health and Safety Plan and regular safety meetings. 
-Maintains Search and Collection kits at facility that are ready for any 
local oil spills or incidents. -Maintains high standards of 
professionalism in terms of upkeep and appearance that honor our 
contractual obligations to the state as well as help to maximize our 
chance to make a positive impression with volunteers, partners, and the 
general public. -Performs other duties as assigned by Center Manager.  
Qualifications: -Must be comfortable around wild birds. -Must be 
knowledgeable in basic mechanics, carpentry, and plumbing. -High-energy 
level and good physical condition - may require lifting, bending, 
stooping, running and other moderately strenuous activities. -Works 
efficiently, quickly, and calmly under occasionally stressful 
conditions. -Ability to work well with other people and project a 
professional demeanor, with and without direct supervision. -Must be 
able to prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks and projects. -Must be 
available to work as necessary during crisis situations (oil spills, 
etc.), which may mean putting in long hours and overtime. -Must have a 
valid US driver's license, access to a vehicle, and have no record of 
major or repeated minor traffic offenses.  Compensation: Salary and 
benefits will be commensurate with the level of experience.  To Apply: 
International Bird Rescue is looking for the right person to fill this 
position and will keep applications open until found. Please send your 
cover letter and resume to: (EM: jobs AT bird-rescue.org), including the 
job title in the subject line of your email.

MANAGER OF RESPONSE SERVICES AND PREPAREDNESS  at International Bird 
Rescue.  Website: 

http://www.bird-rescue.org/get-involved/employment/job-opening-response-svcs-mgr.aspx 

Location: California-Fairfield or Long Beach preferred, but negotiable.  
Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 30 Mar 
2016.  Job Description: Status: Full-time, salaried, exempt Expected 
start: January 4, 2016 Location: California-Fairfield or Long Beach 
preferred, but negotiable Reports to: Director of Response Services 
General Job Description: Founded in 1971 in response to an oil spill at 
the Golden Gate Bridge, International Bird Rescue works to mitigate the 
human impact on seabirds and other aquatic species through response 
services, wildlife rehabilitation, research and education. The incumbent 
will support the organization's Preparedness and Response programs, 
provide superb client services including client development and support, 
as well as in the areas of oiled wildlife response, training and 
training development, oiled wildlife contingency plans, and research in 
support of preparedness and response. Duties and Responsibilities-In 
accordance with organizational policies and protocols, duties include 
but are not limited to: -Collaborate to identify and explore new 
business opportunities in oil spill preparedness and response -Manage 
staff and volunteers within defined work area during an oil spill 
response -Represents the organization at conferences, events and 
trainings, and assists with public relations and volunteers -Work 
directly with program staff in the development of response policies, 
protocols, and tools Helps to develop oiled wildlife response training 
-Works with clients to develop oiled wildlife response plans including 
facilities, personnel and equipment -Provides in-house training to 
responders and senior staff, as well as others as directed -Performs 
other support duties as assigned by Response Services Director 
Qualifications: Minimum Requirements: -Experience in one or more of the 
following areas: emergency response; wildlife rehabilitation; avian 
biology; wildlife medicine -Excellent written and verbal communication 
skills and be able to represent the organization's mission, goals and 
policies in a creative and energetic manner -Works cooperatively with 
coworkers, the public, the oil industry, governmental agencies and other 
NGOs -Understands and follows existing protocols as well as recognizes 
when existing protocols are not appropriate and determine best course of 
action based on underlying principles -Acts decisively in dynamic 
situations for which there may be no existing protocols -Works 
efficiently, quickly, and calmly under stressful conditions. Must be 
able to handle multiple responsibilities -Has a valid driver's license 
with no record of major or repeated minor traffic offenses and is able 
to drive for work commitments occasionally -Must have or be able to 
obtain a passport for international travel -Willing and able to travel, 
sometimes for several weeks at a time -Ability to multi-task and excel 
at working logistical issues in the most expedient way -Good physical 
condition - Response work is performed both in wildlife centers and in 
field conditions, which may require lifting, bending, stooping, running 
and other moderately strenuous activities Ideal Candidate will have: 
-Experience working with wild birds, and preferably experience with 
aquatic avian species -Considerable knowledge of wildlife rehabilitation 
-Extensive writing experience, strong reasoning ability, and excellent 
public speaking -Degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, or 
veterinary medicine  To Apply: International Bird Rescue is looking for 
the right person to fill this position and will keep applications open 
until found. Please send your cover letter and resume to:(EM:  jobs AT 
bird-rescue.org), including the job title in the subject line of your email.

FACILITIES COORDINATOR, SF BAY WILDLIFE CENTER (FULL-TIME)  at 
International Bird Rescue.  Website: 

http://www.bird-rescue.org/get-involved/employment/job-opening-facilities-coordinator-sfbay.aspx 

Location: Fairfield, CA.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent. 
Application Deadline: 30 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Status: Full-time, 
non-exempt, hourly position requiring some weekends and holidays. 
Location: Fairfield, California Reports to: SF Bay Wildlife Center 
Manager Our Mission International Bird Rescue is dedicated to mitigating 
the human impact on aquatic birds and other wildlife worldwide, through 
emergency planning and response, wildlife rehabilitation, education and 
research. Our Work Our core work is the rescue and rehabilitation of 
sick, injured and oiled aquatic birds, supported by state-of-the-art 
animal care and research facilities and a corps of dedicated volunteers. 
In addition to managing two, year-round aquatic bird rehabilitation 
centers in California (near Los Angeles and San Francisco), our oiled 
wildlife response team manages large-scale oiled wildlife events 
throughout the world. General Job Description: Founded in 1971 in 
response to an oil spill at the Golden Gate Bridge, International Bird 
Rescue works to mitigate the human impact on seabirds and other aquatic 
species through response services, wildlife rehabilitation, research and 
education. The incumbent will oversee all aspects of the SF Bay facility 
technical maintenance and upkeep, especially in relationship to the 
Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN) at UC Davis from which we lease the 
facility. Duties and Responsibilities: Assures that all facility 
equipment is in working order. Fixes and addresses any facility or 
equipment problems as they occur. Schedules periodic service visits as 
needed to systems requiring professional service. Works with Center 
Manager and staff to develop and implement facility growth and 
maintenance. Works with center staff to design and implement efficient 
work systems for wildlife, cages and equipment. Works with center staff 
on methods to assure cleanliness and organization as it pertains to 
facility function. Maintains a monthly list of facility maintenance 
requirements (filter replacements, soft water system recharging, etc.). 
Completes monthly facilities reports for OWCN and coordinates with 
OWCN's Facilities Manager to update and coordinate facility issues and 
reviews. Manages facility maintenance projects with other staff and 
volunteers. Occasionally directs facilities volunteers to best use in 
accomplishing facility goals. Oversees SF Bay Center's OSHA compliance, 
and contributes to developing facilities Health and Safety Plan and 
regular safety meetings. Maintains Search and Collection kits at 
facility that are ready for any local oil spills or incidents. Maintains 
high standards of professionalism in terms of upkeep and appearance that 
honor our contractual obligations to the state as well as help to 
maximize our chance to make a positive impression with volunteers, 
partners, and the general public. Performs other duties as assigned by 
Center Manager. Qualifications: Minimum Requirements: Must be 
comfortable around wild birds. Must be knowledgeable in basic mechanics, 
carpentry, and plumbing. High-energy level and good physical condition - 
may require lifting, bending, stooping, running and other moderately 
strenuous activities. Works efficiently, quickly, and calmly under 
occasionally stressful conditions. Ability to work well with other 
people and project a professional demeanor, with and without direct 
supervision. Must be able to prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks 
and projects. Must be available to work as necessary during crisis 
situations (oil spills, etc.), which may mean putting in long hours and 
overtime. Must have a valid US driver's license, access to a vehicle, 
and have no record of major or repeated minor traffic offenses.   
Compensation and location: Salary and benefits will be commensurate with 
the level of experience. Position is based at International Bird 
Rescue's Fairfield Center in Northern California.  To Apply: 
International Bird Rescue is looking for the right person to fill this 
position and will keep applications open until found. Please send your 
cover letter and resume to:(EM:  jobs AT bird-rescue.org), including the 
job title in the subject line of your email.

COASTAL WATERBIRD FIELD ASSISTANT III  at Mass Audubon Coastal Waterbird 
Program.  Website: http://www.massaudubon.org/cwp Location: 
Massachusetts (multiple locations).  Duration: mid-March through 
mid-August 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Job Description: Multiple 
positions based at: •Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable MA 
(covering field sites in Nantucket and Cape Cod), •Felix Neck Wildlife 
Sanctuary, Edgartown MA (covering field sites on Martha’s Vineyard) 
•Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet MA (covering field sites 
Truro to Chatham), •South Shore Sanctuaries, Marshfield MA (covering 
field sites from Plymouth to Hull) •South Beach, Chatham (*note this 
position requires living in a remote camp setting on a barrier beach) 
Mass Audubon is seeking to fill seasonal Field Assistant III positions 
to train and supervise staff and volunteers in conducting research, 
monitoring, management, and protection of coastal birds and other 
natural resources. For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/cwp 
This is a full time position from mid March through late August. 
Responsibilities include: •Supervise field crew (field assistants and 
volunteers) to meet research, wildlife management and education 
objectives of the Coastal Waterbird Program; •Train and supervise field 
assistants and volunteers in collection and management of biological 
data on nesting, foraging and migrating species of coastal waterbirds; 
•Accomplish the wildlife management and education objectives of the 
Coastal Waterbird Program; •Assist with sanctuary-based Coastal 
Waterbird Program staff throughout the region; •Assist in management of 
databases including abundance, productivity and behavioral data; create 
GIS/Google Earth maps of coastal resources; •Compile data for state 
plover, tern, and oystercatcher census forms and write summary reports 
for specific sites on results and management activities; •Supervise and 
conduct research on special projects as directed. Qualifications: 
Qualifications: •Applicants should have a B.S. or B.A. or higher in 
wildlife biology/management, ecology, zoology, environmental science, or 
related field, or equivalent experience, as well as 3-6 months previous 
supervisory experience; •Three to six months prior experience with 
piping plover/tern/avian field monitoring, data collection and 
management required; •Applicants should have demonstrated experience 
utilizing judgment in field-based wildlife research and management 
projects; •Experience in behavioral data collection, band-reading, 
wildlife tracking, coastal wildlife management issues, and GIS mapping 
preferred; •Small boat-handling experience preferred; •Applicants must 
have strong interpersonal skills; •Must be able to work long hours 
outside in all weather conditions and be able to lift and carry up to 
40lbs across varied and sandy terrain. •Must be willing to work 
weekends, holidays, and irregular hours (dependent upon wildlife and 
weather); •Must have access to a vehicle for daily driving between 
sites; •Must pass a background records check (CORI, SORI and driver’s).  
Compensation: Benefits: Rate of payment is $12.00-$13.50/hour depending 
on experience. Housing may be available for payroll deduction of 
$25-35/wk. Field travel reimbursement will be provided.  To apply for 
this position: Please send a cover letter (specify position(s) for which 
you are applying and dates of availability), resume and list of three 
references via email to: (EM: coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org) . 
Additional Comments: In addition to submitting your resume, cover letter 
and references, please complete a short cover page questionnaire at 
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/coastalbirdjobs; your application will not 
be processed without completion/receipt of the items above. Applicants 
are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as interviews will begin in 
January, and positions will be filled by Mar 1, 2016.
Subject: Birdjobs -- December 22, 2015
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2015 23:08:05 -0500
The OSNA job board format at  allows for 
real-time posting by members of one of the OSNA societies (members must 
be logged in to OSNA in order to see the job posting option). Members 
may also update their own announcements and remove them from the list 
when no longer needed.

Non-members may use the "Post a Job (Public)" button on the website to 
fill out the form; when it is saved, it will be put in the 
administrators queue for approval.  Posting time should be within 72 
hours of receipt. If the on-line system gives problems, or if you want 
to make sure your announcement is in the queue, please contact the 
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MEXICAN SPOTTED OWL CREW LEADER  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.  
Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org  Location: Arizona and New 
Mexico.  Duration: March 28 - July 9, 2016.  Job Type: Temporary. Number 
of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 14 Mar 2016.  Job Description: The 
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking to hire two crew leaders for 
a Mexican Spotted Owl monitoring project. Technicians and crew leaders 
will conduct nighttime surveys in National Forests across Arizona and 
New Mexico from April to mid-July. Applicants should be comfortable 
working at night in steep terrain with potentially dangerous wildlife 
(black bears, mountain lions, rattlesnakes). Work requires a lot of 
camping and hiking with some backpacking. In addition, crew leaders will 
oversee the scheduling and logistics of five technicians, communicate 
with Forest Service biologists, and maintain thorough communications 
with the project manager. Work schedule will be 10 days on, 4 days off.  
Qualifications: •Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental 
science, or a related field •Driver’s license and 4WD experience 
•Ability to hike up to 10 miles a day while carrying up to 40 lbs 
•Backcountry experience (including backpacking, off trail navigation, 
basic survival skills, and grit) •Attention to detail and ability to 
collect quality data •Prior leadership experience •Professional 
communication for interacting with Forest Service biologists and 
updating project manager •Ability to manage field logistics and crew 
schedules •Ability to travel and work with a partner for 10 day periods 
•Enthusiasm for spending 3.5 months in beautiful forests and canyons  
Compensation: $1160-1350/2 weeks, depending on experience  To Apply: To 
apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three references IN ONE DOCUMENT 
(.pdf or .doc) to (EM: wendy.lanier AT birdconservancy.org). Name your 
application file accordingly: Lastname_MSO2016_leader. If you are 
applying for a crew leader position but would be willing to be a 
technician, please state so in the cover letter. Application review will 
begin January 11th and will continue until all positions are filled.

MEXICAN SPOTTED OWL TECHNICIAN  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. 
Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org  Location: Arizona and New 
Mexico.  Duration: April 4 - July 9, 2016.  Job Type: Temporary. Number 
of Openings: 10. Application Deadline: 21 Mar 2016.  Job Description: 
The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking to hire 10 technicians 
for a Mexican Spotted Owl monitoring project. Technicians will conduct 
nighttime surveys in National Forests across Arizona and New Mexico from 
April to mid-July. Applicants should be comfortable working at night in 
steep terrain with potentially dangerous wildlife (black bears, mountain 
lions, rattlesnakes). Work requires a lot of camping and hiking with 
some backpacking. Work schedule will be 10 days on, 4 days off. 
Qualifications: •Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental 
science, or a related field •Driver’s license and 4WD experience 
•Ability to hike up to 10 miles a day while carrying up to 40 lbs 
•Backcountry experience (including backpacking, off trail navigation, 
basic survival skills, and grit) •Attention to detail and ability to 
collect quality data •Good communication •Ability to travel and work 
with a partner for 10 day periods •Enthusiasm for spending 3.5 months in 
beautiful forests and canyons  Compensation: $960-$1100/2 weeks 
depending on experience  To Apply: To apply, send a cover letter, 
resume, and three references IN ONE DOCUMENT (.pdf or .doc) to (EM: 
wendy.lanier AT birdconservancy.org). Name your application file 
accordingly: Lastname_MSO2016_tech. Application review will begin 
January 11th and will continue until all positions are filled.

BIRD BANDERS  at University of Delaware.  Website: http://www.udel.edu/  
Location: Eastern Maryland.  Duration: 2 months, 1April – 31 May 2016.  
Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2. Job Description: EXPERIENCED 
BIRD BANDERS (2) needed to band migratory songbirds at two stations in 
Eastern Maryland. Each bander will manage the mist-netting effort, 
including species identification and aging, bird handling/banding, data 
entry and moth sampling at one station. Other banders and volunteers 
will assist the banders at times and education groups will be present 
for some of the activities. Therefore, the banders need to be 
comfortable demonstrating the banding process and interacting 
with/mentoring assistants and volunteers. We are looking for individuals 
who are enthusiastic, organized, patient and willing to work hard to 
collect data on birds and insects.  Qualifications: Experience banding, 
ageing and sexing of Nearctic-neotropical landbird migrants is required 
for these positions.  Compensation: Pay is $1750/month. Lodging and 
possibly some meals will be provided.  To Apply: To apply, send a cover 
letter, resume and names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of at least 
three references to SERGIO CABRERA (EM: scabrera AT udel.edu). Please put 
“Job Application” in the subject of the email.

HENSLOW'S SPARROW POINT-COUNT TECHNICIAN  at Kansas State University and 
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.  Website: 
http://www.markherse.com/hespjobannouncement/  Location: Flint Hills, 
KS.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2015.  Job Description: Kansas State 
University and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service are seeking two seasonal 
research technicians to join a project investigating breeding habitat 
associations of an enigmatic, highly mobile, and declining grassland 
specialist—the Henslow’s Sparrow—throughout the Flint Hills and 
neighboring ecoregions of eastern Kansas. The Flint Hills contain ~80% 
of North America’s remaining tallgrass prairie and represent a critical 
landscape for the long-term viability of grassland birds in the Great 
Plains. The results of this study will help to improve our understanding 
of critical thresholds associated with species responses to habitat loss 
and fragmentation and to guide conservation efforts aimed at protecting 
natural resources under pressure from agricultural development and 
intensified rangeland management practices. Applicants can view photos 
taken in the Flint Hills and this job announcement here: 
http://www.markherse.com/hespjobannouncement/ This position provides an 
excellent opportunity to gain valuable field experience while working in 
a beautiful tallgrass prairie landscape with a species recognized as a 
bird of National Conservation Concern. The field season will run from 1 
April to 31 July 2016. Technician duties are as follows: (1) conduct 
daily point-count surveys for Henslow’s Sparrows and several other 
grassland species from roadside transects in a study area encompassing 
the entire eastern one-third of Kansas; (2) drive long distances and 
navigate remote areas while working long and irregular hours that 
include weekends; (3) sleep at campsites, field stations, and/or motels 
for a significant portion of the field season; (4) enter and manage 
data; and (5) assist the project leader as needed. Qualifications: We 
are seeking highly skilled birders with experience conducting 
point-count surveys and a demonstrated ability to identify grassland 
birds by sight and sound. The primary objective of our field work is to 
detect the presence of Henslow’s Sparrows which are exceptionally 
cryptic with a short, insect-like song; therefore, the applicant must 
have excellent hearing and vision, attention to detail, and an ability 
to identify grassland bird species by sight and sound. Qualified 
applicants must (1) be independently motivated and capable of waking 
several hours before sunrise daily without direct supervision; (2) have 
excellent organization and written and verbal communication skills; (3) 
maintain a safe and positive attitude; and (4) be comfortable tent 
camping, driving and maintaining 4WD trucks, and navigating remote areas 
in the dark with a GPS, compass, and maps. Successful applicants will 
have a strong work ethic, a desire to be involved in avian ecology and 
grassland management research, and a valid U.S. driver’s license with a 
clean driving record. We will give preference to excellent birders, as 
well as applicants who have completed or are working towards a Bachelor 
of Science in Biology, Wildlife Ecology, or other related field.  
Compensation: We will pay technicians $1,600–2,000 per month, provide 
project vehicles, and cover accommodation costs while traveling. If 
needed, we can provide temporary housing at Konza Prairie Biological 
Station near Manhattan, Kansas.  To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, 
CV, and contact information for 3 references in one file with your name 
and ‘Research Technician’ in the title and subject line to (EM: 
mrherse AT ksu.edu) (MARK HERSE). Applications may be submitted until Feb 
15. We will begin selecting applicants for interviews in mid-January, so 
applicants are encouraged to apply early.

SEABIRD ISLAND SUPERVISOR  at National Audubon Society Seabird 
Restoration Program.  Website: http://projectpuffin.audubon.org 
Location: Islands on the Maine coast  Duration: early to mid May (start 
dates variable by island) through Aug. 15.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number 
of Openings: 7. Application Deadline: 14 Feb 2016. Job Description: 
Audubon manages seven island research stations off the coast of Maine 
that are nesting sanctuaries for Arctic, Common, Roseate, and Least 
Terns, Atlantic Puffins, Black Guillemots, Razorbills, Laughing Gulls, 
Common Eiders, Leach’s Storm-Petrels, and wading birds (species vary by 
island). Work includes, but is not limited to: Managing multiple 
concurrent seabird research projects; training and supervising Research 
Assistants, interns, and volunteers; creating daily work schedules; 
monitoring seabird populations, productivity, and growth; conducting 
seabird diet studies; banding and resighting birds; removing invasive 
vegetation; educating island visitors; conducting predator management; 
data entry and proofing; camp maintenance; and coordinating logistics 
with mainland staff. Living and working on offshore islands are 
required. Conditions are rustic; at each island, a cabin or wall tent 
serves as the base of field operations, and field team members sleep in 
their own tents. Island field stations have limited electricity (solar 
panels power research needs), propane stoves, composting toilets, and no 
running water. Field teams (ranging in size from 2-6 people) will spend 
the entire field season living on island. Supervisors working on inshore 
islands (3 of the 7 islands) will be able to go ashore about every 1-2 
weeks to procure food and supplies for the field station. Inshore Island 
Supervisors must possess a valid driver’s license, and a personal 
vehicle is desirable. On offshore islands, food and supplies will be 
delivered approximately every two weeks.  Qualifications: Bachelor’s 
degree in biology or related field with several seasons of experience in 
similar field research programs. Must be in excellent physical condition 
(capable of climbing over rugged terrain and slippery rocks and able to 
lift approximately 50 lbs.) and have wilderness camping experience. Bird 
banding experience is required. Ability to work independently and as 
part of a team, and to get along with people of diverse backgrounds. 
Capable of working long hours outdoors in variable weather conditions. 
Comfortable on the water in small boats; rowing experience is helpful. 
For supervisors on inshore islands, experience operating small 
motorboats is required, and a personal vehicle may be necessary for 
these positions. Supervisors on offshore islands will not operate 
motorboats. Experience with the following: spotting scopes, binoculars, 
bird banding equipment, camping equipment (e.g. tents, composting 
toilets, etc), basic hand tools (e.g. hammer, drill driver, etc). A 
sense of humor, dedication to wildlife conservation, and passion for 
seabirds and isolated islands. Desirable: Previous experience leading 
and training field crews; Experience with predator control, hunting 
and/or trapping; Experience with the following: outboard engine 
care/basic maintenance, inflatable boat repair, boat safety equipment, 
solar power systems, and VHF radios. Must provide own binoculars, tent, 
sleeping pad, and sleeping bag.  Compensation: A salary of $455-475/week 
(depending on island and experience), plus food and worker’s 
compensation insurance are provided, as well as housing when on the 
mainland and camping space on the islands.  To Apply: Submit a cover 
letter, resume, and list of 3 references with contact information via 
Audubon’s career website: www.audubon.org/careers (search words: 
seabird, Maine). Applications are accepted through Feb. 15, but hiring 
may begin earlier. For questions regarding the positions contact PAULA 
SHANNON (EM: pshannon AT audubon.org). For further information on the 
Seabird Restoration Program and research islands, visit 
http://projectpuffin.audubon.org/island-research-program

SEABIRD RESEARCH ASSISTANT  at National Audubon Society Seabird 
Restoration Program.  Website: http://projectpuffin.audubon.org 
Location: Islands on the Maine coast.  Duration: early to mid May (start 
dates variable by island) through Aug. 15.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number 
of Openings: 5-8. Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  Job Description: 
Audubon manages seven island research stations off the coast of Maine 
that are nesting sanctuaries for Arctic, Common, Roseate, and Least 
Terns, Atlantic Puffins, Black Guillemots, Razorbills, Laughing Gulls, 
Common Eiders, Leach’s Storm-Petrels, and wading birds (species vary by 
island). Work includes, but is not limited to: monitoring seabird 
populations, productivity, and growth; conducting seabird diet studies; 
banding and resighting birds; removing invasive vegetation; educating 
island visitors; assisting with predator management; data entry and 
proofing; and camp maintenance. Living and working on offshore islands 
are required. Conditions are rustic; at each island, a cabin or wall 
tent serves as the base of field operations, and field team members 
sleep in their own tents. Island field stations have limited electricity 
(solar panels power research needs), propane stoves, composting toilets, 
and no running water. Field teams (ranging in size from 2-6 people) will 
spend the entire field season living on island. Teams working on inshore 
islands (3 of the 7 islands) will be able to go ashore about every 1-2 
weeks to procure food and supplies for the field stations. On offshore 
islands, food and supplies will be delivered approximately every two 
weeks. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree (or upper level undergraduate) 
in biology or a related field, with at least one full season of previous 
field experience. Must be in excellent physical condition (capable of 
climbing over rugged terrain and slippery rocks and able to lift 
approximately 50 lbs.) and have wilderness camping experience; Ability 
to work independently and as part of a team, and to get along with 
people of diverse backgrounds; Capable of working long hours outdoors in 
variable weather conditions; Must be able to sit in a small blind for 
three hours and maintain focus on data collection; A sense of humor, 
willingness to learn, dedication to wildlife conservation, and interest 
in seabirds and isolated islands; Previous experience with bird banding, 
rowing, motorboats, and hunting/trapping are helpful; Must provide own 
binoculars, tent, sleeping pad, and sleeping bag.  Compensation: A 
salary of $280/week, plus food and worker’s compensation insurance are 
provided, as well as housing when on the mainland and camping space on 
the islands.  To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 
references with contact information via Audubon’s career website: 
www.audubon.org/careers (search words: seabird, Maine). Applications are 
accepted through Feb. 15, but hiring may begin earlier. For questions 
regarding the positions contact PAULA SHANNON (EM: pshannon AT 
audubon.org). For further information on the Seabird Restoration Program 
and research islands, visit 
http://projectpuffin.audubon.org/island-research-program

SEABIRD RESEARCH INTERN  at National Audubon Society Seabird Restoration 
Program.  Website: http://projectpuffin.audubon.org Location: Islands on 
the Maine coast.  Duration: on or before May 25 through August 15.  Job 
Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 4-7. Application Deadline: 15 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: Audubon manages seven island research stations 
off the coast of Maine that are nesting sanctuaries for Arctic, Common, 
Roseate, and Least Terns, Atlantic Puffins, Black Guillemots, 
Razorbills, Laughing Gulls, Common Eiders, Leach’s Storm-Petrels, and 
wading birds (species vary by island). Interns will gain direct 
experience with a variety of field skills, including, but not limited 
to: monitoring seabird populations, productivity, and growth; conducting 
seabird diet studies; banding and resighting birds; removing invasive 
vegetation; educating island visitors; assisting with predator 
management; data entry and proofing; and camp maintenance. Living and 
working on offshore islands are required. Conditions are rustic; at each 
island, a cabin or wall tent serves as the base of field operations, and 
field team members sleep in their own tents. Island field stations have 
limited electricity (solar panels power research needs), propane stoves, 
composting toilets, and no running water. Field teams (ranging in size 
from 2-6 people) will spend the entire field season living on island. 
Teams working on inshore islands (3 of the 7 islands) will be able to go 
ashore about every 1-2 weeks to procure food and supplies for the field 
stations. On offshore islands, food and supplies will be delivered 
approximately every two weeks.  Qualifications: Previous field 
experience is helpful but not required. Applicants should have a desire 
to participate in seabird research and learn new field skills. 
Applications from recent graduates and college students enrolled in 
biology or related fields are encouraged. Applicants must be in 
excellent physical condition (capable of climbing over rugged terrain 
and slippery rocks and able to lift approximately 50 lbs.) and have 
wilderness camping experience; Ability to work independently and as part 
of a team, and to get along with people of diverse backgrounds; Capable 
of working long hours outdoors in variable weather conditions; Must be 
able to sit in a small blind for three hours and maintain focus on data 
collection; A sense of humor, willingness to learn, dedication to 
wildlife conservation, and interest in seabirds and isolated islands; 
Must provide own binoculars, tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad.  
Compensation: Food is provided, as well as housing when on the mainland 
and camping space on the islands.  To Apply: Submit a cover letter, 
resume, and list of 3 references with contact information to srp.seabird 
AT gmail.com. Applications are accepted through Feb. 15. For questions 
regarding the positions contact PAULA SHANNON (EM: pshannon AT 
audubon.org). For further information on the Seabird Restoration Program 
and research islands, visit 
http://projectpuffin.audubon.org/island-research-program

FLORIDA GRASSHOPPER SPARROW FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Department of 
Environmental Protection - Florida State Parks.  Website: 
https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Kissimmee-Prairie  Location: 
Okeechobee, FL.  Duration: March-July 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number 
of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2016.  Job Description: 
Field technicians with avian point count and/or nest searching 
experience are needed for the 2016 breeding season of the critically 
endangered Florida Grasshopper Sparrow at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve in 
south-central Florida. The position starts mid-March and runs until 
mid-July. Duties include conducting early morning surveys 5 days a week, 
nest searching, data entry, habitat assessment, GIS analysis and 
predator surveys/control. Kissimmee Prairie Preserve is a 54,000 acre 
parcel and home to over 30 listed species. The preserve is fairly remote 
with the closest store being 45 minutes away.  Qualifications: 
Experience with 4X4 vehicles (ATVs, UTVs, trucks, etc.), GIS and ability 
to learn to identify small grassland birds via only song/call/warble are 
required. Experience with nest searching, remote locations and avian 
point count surveys is preferred but not required.  Compensation: The 
expected pay rate is to be between $12-14/hour. Simple housing is 
provided.  To Apply: Please email or call SHAYNA JACQUES (EM: 
Shayna.Jacques AT dep.state.fl.us, PH: 863-462-5360)

PIPING PLOVER FIELD TECHNICIAN  at SUNY-ESF.  Location: New Jersey. 
Duration: 17 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2016.  Job Description: SUNY College of 
Environmental Science and Forestry is seeking two Field Technicians for 
a Ph.D. project investigating the factors limiting abundance and 
productivity of breeding piping plovers in southern New Jersey. Work 
will begin mid-April and continue until mid-August. The technician will 
be responsible for assisting with bird captures, attachment of radio 
transmitters and color-bands, tracking marked birds, re-sighting 
color-banded birds, nest and productivity monitoring, daily behavioral 
observations, and predator surveys. Other duties include the use of a 
hand-held GPS unit and compass, data entry in Microsoft Excel, 
interaction with public beach visitors, and daily communication with a 
Field Crew Leader. The position will require working long hours, 
typically 6 days per week.  Qualifications: Applicants must have a 
positive and flexible attitude, strong leadership and critical thinking 
skills, be in good physical condition, and have the ability to 
communicate with the public in a professional and courteous manner. 
Ability to accurately read colored plastic bands and the ability to 
identify the tracks of North American mammals are required. Previous 
piping plover, bird handling, and re-sighting experience are strongly 
preferred. Radio telemetry experience and boat handling experience are 
helpful but not necessary. Applicant must have a current valid driver’s 
license and a reliable personal vehicle for transportation between work 
sites.  Compensation: $400/week stipend, housing, and 0.40/mile 
reimbursement for within-field season use of personal vehicle for 
work-related travel.  To Apply: Please send 1) professional cover e-mail 
of interest 2) a resume and 3) contact information for at least 3 
references (must include email and phone number) by email to MICHELLE 
STANTIAL (EM: michelle.stantial AT gmail.com). Please include the words 
“Piping Plover Field Technician” in the title of the email. Closing 
Date: January 31, 2016; however, the review of applicants will begin 
before the closing date, and early application is recommended.

WILDLIFE EDUCATION AND REHABILITATION INTERNSHIP - SUMMER  at Northwoods 
Wildlife Center.  Website: http://www.northwoodswildlifecenter.org  
Location: Minocqua, WI. Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Intern. Number of 
Openings: 8. Application Deadline: 14 Apr 2016.  Job Description: The 
Northwoods Wildlife Center, a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation and 
education center is currently seeking eight summer interns for 2016. 
Interns work hands-on with injured and orphaned wildlife and educate the 
public through guided Center tours and educational programs, while 
supporting the daily operations of a non-profit organization. Job 
Description: Interns are involved in all phases of wildlife 
rehabilitation, including emergency care, daily feeding and cleaning, 
basic medical procedures, transports and releases. This includes care of 
non-releasable animals kept at the Center for educational purposes. 
Interns also work with Center visitors, present brief ecology programs 
and may assist in educational programs given at other locations. Interns 
also help in the development of future educational opportunities for the 
public. Internship Dates: Start Dates: May 17th or May 31st End Dates: 
August 25th or September 1st  Qualifications: Qualifications: - Strong 
interest in wildlife and the environment, and a desire to increase 
public awareness through education. Students in Biology, Wildlife 
Ecology, Pre-Vet, Environmental Education, and related fields are 
encouraged to apply - At least one year of college experience required - 
Must be up to date on tetanus shot - Must be able to work long days and 
in all weather and lift at least 50 lbs - Must be willing to dedicate 
entire summer to internship Compensation: On-site housing and $75 weekly 
food stipend provided. Interns should have their own transportation, but 
a vehicle is provided for all Center business.  To Apply: To Apply: 
E-mail or mail cover letter, resume, copy of transcript (unofficial or 
official) and contact information for 3 professional references or 
letters of recommendation to: COURTNEY WRIGHT, Assistant Director of 
Education, Northwoods Wildlife Center, 8683 S. Blumenstein Road, 
Minocqua, WI 54548 (PH: 715-356-7400, EM: 
internships AT northwoodswildlifecenter.org). Applications should be sent 
as soon as possible for consideration as positions can be filled before 
deadlines.

SEASONAL AVIAN ECOLOGIST  at University of Georgia.  Location: Southern 
Appalachians, NC.  Duration: Up to 11 weeks beginning April 25, 2016.  
Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2016. Job 
Description: Seasonal Avian Ecologist (1) needed for a study of 
neotropical migrant songbird communities at the Coweeta Hydrologic 
Laboratory in the southern Appalachians of western North Carolina. 
Duties include: Passerine banding, mist net extraction and handling of 
passerines, conducting avian point count surveys, collecting leaf 
samples, and conducting lepidopteran larvae surveys. Field work begins 
late April and lasts until the first week of July. Research setting is 
in close proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, multiple 
Wild and Scenic Rivers, and incredible hiking, fishing, and kayaking 
opportunities. Opportunities to interact with multiple students and 
professionals conducting research in this region and gain additional 
experience via assisting with other ongoing avian studies are also 
available.  Qualifications: Experience banding, mist net extraction, and 
handling of passerines. Position requires good color vision, ability to 
identify eastern birds by sight and sound, ability to identify eastern 
tree species or ability to use a dichotomous key, ability to identify 
lepidopteran larvae by family or ability to use a dichotomous key, the 
ability to hike and work alone in rugged terrain and variable weather 
conditions, and an interest in avian ecology. Applicants should have or 
be working towards a B.S. in Ecology, Wildlife Management, Biology, or 
similar field.  Compensation: A stipend of $200-$400 per week for 11 
weeks not to exceed 40 hours per week, commensurate with experience, 
will be provided. On-site housing and transportation to the field sites 
is available for no additional cost.  To Apply: Applications can be sent 
to (EM: hn.abernathy AT gmail.com) and should include A Cover Letter, A 
C.V. or Resume, and contact information for at least 3 references. 
Applications will be considered as they are received.

SEASONAL AVIAN INTERN  at University of Georgia.  Location: Southern 
Appalachians, NC.  Duration: Up to 5 weeks beginning June 8, 2016. Job 
Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2016.  Job Description: 
Seasonal Avian Intern (1) needed for a study of neotropical migrant 
songbird communities at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in the 
southern Appalachians of western North Carolina. Duties include: 
Passerine banding, mist net extraction and handling of passerines, 
collecting leaf samples, and conducting lepidopteran larvae surveys. 
Field work begins the second week in June and lasts until the first week 
of July. Research setting is in close proximity to the Great Smoky 
Mountains National Park, multiple Wild and Scenic Rivers, and incredible 
hiking, fishing, and kayaking opportunities. Opportunities to interact 
with multiple students and professionals conducting research in this 
region and gain additional experience via assisting with other ongoing 
avian studies are also available. Qualifications: Experience banding, 
mist net extraction, and handling of passerines. Position requires good 
color vision, ability to identify eastern birds by sight, ability to 
identify eastern tree species or ability to use a dichotomous key, 
ability to identify lepidopteran larvae by family or ability to use a 
dichotomous key, the ability to hike and work alone in rugged terrain 
and variable weather conditions, and an interest in avian ecology. 
Applicants should have or be working towards a B.S. in Ecology, Wildlife 
Management, Biology, or similar field.  Compensation: A stipend of $200 
per week will be provided. On-site housing and transportation to the 
field sites is available for no additional cost.  To Apply: Applications 
can be sent to (EM: hn.abernathy AT gmail.com) and should include A Cover 
Letter, A C.V. or Resume, and contact information for at least 3 
references. Applications will be considered as they are received.

SENIOR RESTORATION ECOLOGIST/ PROJECT MANAGER  at H. T. Harvey & 
Associates Ecological Consultants.  Website: 
http://www.harveyecology.com  Location: Los Gatos, CA.  Duration: Open.  
Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 17 Mar 2015.  Job 
Description: We have an immediate opening in our Los Gatos office for a 
Senior Restoration Ecologist/Project Manager. The position involves the 
management of ecological restoration planning and monitoring projects in 
a wide variety of geographic locations and habitats (riparian, wetland, 
grassland, semi-arid, etc.). About H. T. Harvey & Associates: H. T. 
Harvey & Associates is an established ecological consulting firm based 
in Los Gatos, California, with more than 120 ecologists, landscape 
architects, and other professional staff members in six offices in 
California and Hawai‘i. Our core areas of expertise include wildlife 
ecology, fisheries and aquatic ecology, plant ecology, landscape 
architecture, and restoration ecology. We cultivate excellence in our 
team and our work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound 
solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges. We offer 
an excellent salary and benefits package and a positive, progressive 
work environment. Our employment package includes medical, dental, and 
life insurance, as well as a 401(k) package with a generous employer 
match.  Qualifications: Required qualifications: • 3-5 years of relevant 
experience in a consulting or comparable environment • academic 
background in restoration or plant ecology • expertise in some or most 
of the following: project management; habitat restoration design and 
implementation; plant ecology; soil science • solid technical writing 
ability • strong communication and collaboration skills • willingness to 
travel throughout California and beyond. Candidates with an M.S. or PhD 
are preferred, but those with a B.S. and direct relevant experience will 
be considered. Prior experience/expertise in the following a plus: • 
soil science • wetland/riparian hydrology • environmental regulatory 
processes • statistical design and analysis  To Apply: How to apply: 
Interested candidates should respond by submitting your cover letter and 
resume through this link 
https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=16865952; or mail to H.T. Harvey 
& Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Ave., Bldg. D, Los Gatos, 
CA 95032; or fax to (FX: 408.458.3210).

SPOTTED OWL WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN  at University of Wisconsin - Madison.  
Website: 

http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/peery/demography-and-conservation-of-california-spotted-owls/ 

Location: Georgetown, CA.  Duration: 3 - 5 months.  Job Type: Temporary. 
Number of Openings: 11. Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2016.  Job 
Description: Eleven wildlife technicians are needed for a long-term 
population and habitat ecology study of the California Spotted Owl in 
the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Up to five positions begin 
April 4, 2016 and the remaining positions will begin in early May. Two 
positions that begin in April will last until July 22, 2016, and all 
other positions will last until August 19, 2016. Our research group has 
been studying the demography of California Spotted Owls in central 
Sierra Nevada since 1986. One of our primary goals is to monitor the 
status of owls in the central Sierra Nevada, as well as to try to 
understand the environmental factors and forest management practices 
that impact spotted owl population dynamics. Ultimately, these results 
are translated into recommendations to land management agencies such as 
the US Forest Service responsible for maintaining viable spotted owl 
populations.  Qualifications: Wildlife technicians will conduct surveys 
for California spotted owls, re-sight color bands, assess owl 
reproductive status, locate nest trees, assist in banding owls, as well 
as conduct vegetation surveys, care for equipment, and record sightings 
of other animals encountered. Wildlife technicians will also record, 
transcribe, enter data into computer databases, and validate data that 
was collected in the field. A typical workweek is 40 hours. Field 
housing will be provided, but frequent camping is required during the 
work week. Schedules can be irregular. Technicians must work and live 
cooperatively.  Compensation: The pay rate is $14.179 per hour.  To 
Apply: The application deadline is 1 Feb., 2016. Interviews will begin 
as resumes from qualified applicants are received. Please e-mail a cover 
letter stating why you are interested in a position, and a resume with 
at least three references and their contact information, all in a single 
file to WILLIAM BERIGAN (EM: wberigan AT wisc.edu).

AVIAN MONITORING VOLUNTEER RESEARCH ASSISTANT  at Kodiak National 
Wildlife Refuge.  Website: 
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Kodiak/get_involved/volunteer.html Location: 
Kodiak, Alaska.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Intern. Number of 
Openings: 1-2. Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2016.  Job Description: 
VOLUNTEER FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANT (May 10-September 9) needed to assist 
with the bird monitoring and inventory program on Kodiak National 
Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. The person selected will spend the first two 
weeks in orientation, safety training, and preparation for field 
deployment. During the following 15 weeks, the volunteer will have the 
opportunity to work on a variety of projects including at-sea surveys of 
marine birds, banding drives of molting sea ducks, and mist netting and 
banding landbirds. Monitoring tasks will include: recording observations 
of birds at sea from a small skiff; using kayaks and small skiffs to 
herd molting harlequin ducks and Barrow’s goldeneyes into nets for 
banding; and mist netting and banding landbirds. Field work is conducted 
primarily in June and August with biologists and volunteers living 
aboard the 48-foot refuge research vessel, the Ursa Major II. Data entry 
and editing, including some work with ArcGIS, is the major task in July 
and September, which will be spent at Refuge Headquarters in the town of 
Kodiak. Ideal candidates will have experience in conducting bird 
surveys, identifying marine birds, operating small skiffs, and have some 
data/GIS skills.  Compensation: The Fish and Wildlife Service will pay 
round-trip airfare to Kodiak from a U.S. city, provide shared housing 
while in Kodiak, and pay all field costs except personal clothing. A 
small daily living allowance is available while in the town of Kodiak. 
Mandatory training in bear awareness, watercraft operation, and aviation 
safety will be provided. Applicants must be able to arrive on Kodiak 
Island by May 10th. For additional information about volunteering in 
Kodiak and a list of FAQ about biology volunteer internships, please 
visit our website: 
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Kodiak/get_involved/volunteer.html  To Apply: 
To apply, please email a single document with a cover letter addressing 
the above criteria, your resume, and email contacts for 3 references to 
LISA HUPP, Kodiak NWR Volunteer Coordinator (EM: lisa_hupp AT fws.gov; PH: 
907-487-0285) and ROBIN CORCORAN, Kodiak NWR Avian Biologist (EM: 
robin_corcoran AT fws.gov; PH: 907-487-0229). Failure to assemble all 
materials in a single document may result in your application not being 
reviewed. APPLICATION PERIOD: December 18-January 15; position may be 
filled as qualified applicants are identified. Applicants will be 
notified about decisions by February 12, 2016.

STOPOVER BIOLOGY FIELD ASSISTANTS  at Rockefeller WR and University of 
Southern Mississippi.  Website: 
http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/refuge/rockefeller-wildlife-refuge 
Location: Grand Chenier, Louisiana.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2016. Job 
Description: SPRING MIGRATION FIELD ASSISTANTS (3 openings): The 
Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in collaboration with the University of 
Southern Mississippi Migratory Bird Research Group is seeking field 
technicians to assist in study of Nearctic-Neotropical landbird migrants 
at a newly established spring migration banding site in coastal 
Louisiana, from 15 March to 10 May 2016. Positions are fulltime and 
provide an exciting opportunity to experience songbird migrants 
following flight across the Gulf of Mexico. Housing will be provided on 
Rockefeller WR.  Qualifications: Positions require enthusiastic 
individuals able to work long hours, 7 days a week while maintaining a 
sense of humor in the face of a few snakes, more than a few mosquitoes 
and a diversity of spring migrants. Applicants should also be 
comfortable living and working with others in close capacity as they 
will be part of a 3 person field crew. Review of applicants will begin 
immediately and continue until positions are filled.  Compensation: 
Positions include: One (1) BANDER/SITE SUPERVISOR ($1,600-$1,700/month 
based on experience): Duties will include managing mist-netting efforts, 
supervising crew, banding birds captured, maintaining mist-nets and 
other equipment, data entry, and other related activities. Must have 
previous experience identifying and banding Nearctic-Neotropical 
landbird migrants and prior supervisory experience is preferred. Must be 
able to demonstrate ability to supervise others. One (1) MIST-NETTING 
ASSISTANT ($1,300-$1,400/month based on experience): Duties will include 
extracting birds from nets, maintaining mist-nets and other equipment, 
assisting with recording banding data, entering data, assistance with 
surveys and survey data, and other related activities. One (1) SURVEY 
ASSISTANT ($1,300 - $1,400/month based on experience): Duties will 
include identifying birds by sight/sound along transect through study 
site, entering survey data, and assisting with banding efforts which may 
include, but is not limited to, maintenance of equipment, assisting with 
recording banding data, entering data, and handling migrants. Must be 
able demonstrate an ability to identify Nearctic-Neotropical landbird 
migrants by both sight and sound. Ability to extracting birds from nets 
is also expected as individual will assist in mist-netting when not 
conducting surveys.  To Apply: To apply, send (as a single attachment) a 
short letter of interest, CV/resume, and names, e-mail addresses and 
phone numbers of at least three references to FRANK MOORE (EM: 
mbrghiring AT gmail.com). Please indicate which position you are applying 
for by putting either “Bander”, “Mist-Net Assistant” or “Survey 
Assistant” in the subject line of the email. For more information see 
web pages: http://www.usm.edu/mbrg/ and 
http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/refuge/rockefeller-wildlife-refuge.

SEASONAL SHOREBIRD/WATERBIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN  at The Nature 
Conservancy.  Website: http://www.nature.org/vcr  Location: Eastern 
Shore, Virginia.  Duration: 18-20 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Application Deadline: 10 Jan 2016.  Job Description: The Seasonal 
Shorebird/Waterbird Field Technician assists conservation scientists 
with monitoring, research, and management activities for nesting 
shorebirds and colonial waterbirds on the barrier islands and marshes of 
the Virginia Coast Reserve. He/She will work closely with the Virginia 
Coast Reserve’s Coastal Scientist and Coastal Science Specialist to 
conduct the following monitoring and research activities at the Virginia 
Coast Reserve: shorebird (Piping Plover and American Oystercatcher) and 
waterbird surveys (terns and skimmers), shorebird and waterbird 
productivity monitoring, American Oystercatcher banding and resighting 
and data entry. The technician will also engage in the following beach 
nesting bird management activities: posting and patrolling bird colonies 
on the barrier islands, educating island visitors about beach nesting 
birds, maintaining signage and conducting visitor use surveys. The 
position requires one to keep organized, detailed daily field notes, 
operate a boat to be used for access to the barrier islands, and perform 
daily maintenance on boats. Additional duties may be assigned. 
Responsibilities and Scope: Works under close supervision and receives 
specific and detailed instructions for required tasks and results 
expected. May supervise volunteers on a project basis. Ability to work 
and communicate effectively with a diverse group of people, including 
preserve volunteers, preserve visitors, and others, providing and 
obtaining needed information. Good physical condition; i.e. able to walk 
3-8 miles each day in heat and humidity along remote barrier islands. 
Comfortable working alone; comfortable working on a boat; willingness 
and ability to work in remote locations, sometimes during adverse 
conditions such as heat, humidity, extended exposure to sun and biting 
insects. Some weekend and holiday work required. Willingness to work a 
varied schedule that depends on tide and weather; field sites span 
approximately 50 miles of coastline and include 10 different sites.  
Qualifications: Minimum qualifications: Associates Degree in natural 
resources; environmental studies or equivalent combination of education 
and 6 months of experience. Experience managing and prioritizing tasks 
from multiple sources. Experience with waterbird and shorebird 
identification and/or monitoring for the US east coast. Experience 
working with Microsoft Office Suite software. Experience working in 
physically strenuous settings sometimes to the point of physical 
fatigue, in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, and on 
difficult and hazardous terrain. Preferred Skills: BS degree in biology, 
wildlife management, or related field preferred, or coursework in active 
pursuit of a degree in biology, wildlife management, or related field. 
Waterbird and shorebird identification skills. Experience with 
monitoring reproductive success of beach nesting birds preferred. 
Experience operating and trailering boats independently up to 20 feet in 
length. Experience using GPS units and GIS mapping software. Experience 
communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means. Local 
knowledge of the Eastern Shore of Virginia seaside, tides, and barrier 
islands preferred. Must meet Virginia’s Boating Safety Education 
requirement or will be required to complete an online course prior to 
start of position. Must have valid driver’s license, safe driving record 
(per TNC’s Auto Safety Program) and provide own transportation and 
personal automobile insurance.  Compensation: Current funding provides 
for $15.00 per hour, 40 hours/week, 18–20 weeks duration. Few benefits. 
Assistance with housing may be available. Desired start date is early 
April, however later dates can be considered.  TO APPLY: Go to 
http://www.nature.org/careers, click Search Careers and search by the 
position title and/or location, then click Apply Now to submit an online 
application. It is necessary to complete the application in its 
entirety. In addition, please attach as one document your resume and a 
letter of interest. For assistance with the online process, go to: 
http://www.nature.org/aboutus/careers/external-applicant-userguide.pdf. 
Application deadline is 11:59 PM on January 10, 2016.

VOLUNTEER SAGE GROUSE FIELD ASSISTANT  at Patricelli Lab at University 
of California, Davis.  Website: http://www.eve.ucdavis.edu/gpatricelli/  
Location: Lander, WY. Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number 
of Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  Job Description: 
VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS (3-4) needed approximately March 7 through 
May 5 for investigations of the behavior and ecology of Greater 
Sage-Grouse near Lander, Wyoming and the scenic Wind River Range. The 
projects are part of a larger effort in Prof. Gail Patricelli’s lab at 
UC Davis to understand the environmental and social factors shaping 
sage-grouse display behaviors- see the following websites for more 
information (http://www.eve.ucdavis.edu/gpatricelli/) and 
(http://www.alankrakauer.org). Assistants will use video and audio 
recording technology to support an NSF-funded study of courtship 
dynamics and display plasticity on the lek. Duties include some or all 
of the following: maintaining camera and acoustic monitoring equipment, 
observation of basic courtship behavior and lek counts, capture of adult 
sage-grouse, radio-telemetry, data entry, and some computer and video 
analysis. Assistants must be flexible in their needs and comfortable 
living and working in close quarters in a remote field station, and able 
to work in adverse field conditions (mainly MUD, WIND and COLD). Work 
will be daily and primarily early in the morning, with afternoon and 
night work required as well. Qualifications: Applicants must have a 
valid driver’s license, basic computer skills, and have participated in 
at least one field biology project in the past. Previous 
experience/certification with off-road driving and/or ATV’s is preferred 
but not required (uncertified individuals will have the opportunity to 
get ATV certification in-field). Individuals with previous sage-grouse 
capture experience especially encouraged to apply. Must be able to show 
proof of United States employment eligibility.  Compensation: Assistants 
will receive food and shared housing, but need to provide their own 
transportation to Lander and their own personal gear.  To Apply: Please 
send a single PDF containing a cover letter, resume, and contact info 
for two (2) references to: RYANE LOGSDON, Department of Evolution and 
Ecology, University of California Davis, One Shields Avenue, 2320 Storer 
Hall, Davis, CA 95616, or preferably by email (EM: rlogsdon AT 
ucdavis.edu). The positions will remain open until filled, and review of 
applications will begin immediately.

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at Ecostudies Institute.  Website: 
http://www.ecoinst.org  Location: Northwest Washington, Skagit and 
Snohomish Counties  Duration: 5 months with possible extension dependent 
on funding  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2016.  Job 
Description: Research Technician needed for project in northwest 
Washington investigating the effects of estuary restoration on birds 
(www.ecoinst.org). Fieldwork will be conducted at restoration sites on 
Skagit and Stillaguamish River. Primary duties will include surveys for 
shorebirds, waterfowl, and landbirds on agricultural lands and in 
estuarine habitats (emergent marsh, tidal flat), vegetation sampling, 
and data entry and organization. Qualifications: Ideal candidates will 
have previous experience with bird surveys, particularly for shorebirds 
and waterfowl, good birding skills, and experience with MS Access and 
ArcGIS software. Fieldwork will be conducted under all weather 
conditions. Applicants must have a strong interest in avian research and 
conservation, maintain a good driving record, and be in good physical 
condition. Compensation: $2,500 – 3,000/month (depending upon 
experience).  To Apply: Applications will be evaluated as they are 
received. To apply send e-mail with cover letter, resume, and the names, 
addresses and phone numbers of three references to: Gary Slater (EM: 
glslater AT ecoinst.org) and TOM VIRZI (EM: tvirzi AT ecoinst.org), Ecostudies 
Institute, PO Box 735, East Olympia, WA 98540.

SEABIRD ECOLOGIST  at Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge.  Website: 
http://www.oikonos.org  Location: Año Nuevo Island/Santa Cruz, CA. 
Duration: March 14th-September 15th 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2016.  Job Description: Oikonos Ecosystem 
Knowledge (www.oikonos.org) is a non-profit organization with the 
mission of studying and protecting imperiled ecosystems by engaging 
diverse communities through innovative scientific and artistic 
collaborations. Location: field work at Año Nuevo Island/Santa Cruz, CA 
and office work at Santa Cruz, CA. Description: We are seeking a field 
ecologist to work with our seabird conservation science project at Año 
Nuevo Island, on the central California coast 
(http://oikonos.org/ano-nuevo-island). Año Nuevo Island is important 
breeding habitat for seven species of seabirds. Oikonos annually 
monitors seabird population, reproduction, and diet on the island, as 
well as restoring native island vegetation to improve degraded breeding 
habitat for burrow-nesting Rhinoceros and Cassin’s Auklets. During 
weekly 1-2 day field trips, duties include leading the collection of 
standardized and rigorous data contributing to a 24-year time series on 
seabird breeding metrics, diet studies, and plant surveys; training 
seasonal staff; banding and measuring seabirds; capturing seabirds with 
mist nets; and field station maintenance and upkeep. During weekly 1-2 
office days duties include entering and proofing data; preparing for 
field operations; assisting with project admin, and creating outreach 
materials.   Qualifications: enthusiasm for seabird conservation; 
experience with collection of clear, legible, and rigorous biological 
data in a field setting; experience following standardized protocols; 
able to lift up to 50lbs; comfortable working long days and nights 
outdoors in challenging field conditions; comfortable in small zodiacs 
and confident ability to swim; ability to work in groups and 
independently; competent with Microsoft Office programs; Bachelor’s 
degree (preferably in biological sciences or related field). Preferred 
qualifications: experience handling seabirds, experience with ArcGIS, 
experience with data analysis and report writing, and experience driving 
small boats in ocean conditions.  Compensation: Salary: $16.50/hour with 
benefits; 30 hrs/week.  To apply please send cover letter, resume, and 
names and contact information of three references to: JESSIE BECK (EM: 
jessie AT oikonos.org), Program Manager, by January 15, 2016. Review of 
applications will begin immediately and we will not contact references 
until after an initial interview. Oikonos is an equal opportunity employer.

SEABIRD RESEARCH INTERN  at Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge  Website: 
http://www.oikonos.org  Location: Año Nuevo Island/Santa Cruz, CA 
Duration: March 14th-September 1st 2016  Job Type: Intern Application 
Deadline: 01/15/2016  Job Description: Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge 
(www.oikonos.org) is a non-profit organization with the mission of 
studying and protecting imperiled ecosystems by engaging diverse 
communities through innovative scientific and artistic collaborations. 
Location: field work at Año Nuevo Island/Santa Cruz, CA (1-2 days per 
week) and office work at Santa Cruz, CA (1 day per week). We are seeking 
an intern as part of our Wings & Fins Marine Conservation Career 
Training Program (http://oikonos.org/wingsandfins) to work on a seabird 
conservation science project at Año Nuevo Island on the central 
California coast (http://oikonos.org/ano-nuevo-island). At Año Nuevo 
Island, Oikonos annually monitors seabird population, reproduction, and 
diet, as well as restoring native island vegetation to improve degraded 
breeding habitat for burrow-nesting Rhinoceros and Cassin’s Auklets. 
During weekly 1-2 day field trips to Año Nuevo Island, the intern will 
be trained in collection of standardized and rigorous data as part of 
our 24-year time series on seabird breeding metrics, diet studies, and 
plant surveys; banding and measuring seabirds; capturing seabirds with 
mist nets; and field station maintenance and upkeep. During weekly 
office days intern will assist with entering and proofing data; 
preparing for field operations, and creating outreach materials.  
Qualifications: Qualifications: enthusiasm for seabird conservation, 
able to lift up to 50lbs, comfortable working long days and nights 
outdoors in challenging field conditions, comfortable in small zodiacs 
and confident ability to swim, ability to work in groups and 
independently, and competent with Excel spreadsheets. Preferred 
qualifications: Bachelor’s or higher degree in biological sciences or 
related field, experience handling seabirds, experience with collection 
of clear, legible, and rigorous biological data in a field setting, 
experience following standardized protocols, experience with data 
analysis. Compensation: Salary: $13.50/hour; 19 hrs/week.  To apply 
please send cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of 
three references to: JESSIE BECK (EM: jessie AT oikonos.org), Program 
Manager, by January 15, 2016. Review of applications will begin 
immediately and we will not contact references until after an initial 
interview. Oikonos is an equal opportunity employer.

BACHMAN'S SPARROW RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at North Carolina State 
University.  Location: Fort Bragg, NC.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: 
Temporary. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  
Job Description: Two technicians are needed to assist with a graduate 
student research project studying effects of military training on 
Bachman’s Sparrow (BACS) density and reproductive biology at Fort Bragg 
North Carolina. Our study objectives are to 1.) determine breeding 
density of BACS across Fort Bragg, 2.) determine differences in breeding 
densities of BACS under various levels of military training and 3.) 
identify breeding success and reproductive output for BACS. Positions 
will start in early April and last 3 months until early July. 
Technicians will assist with Bachman’s Sparrow capture (mist netting), 
banding, spot mapping, point counts, radio tracking, nest searching and 
vegetation surveys. ___ Potential applicants should possess a strong 
interest in avian biology, work well independently or as part of a team, 
be highly motivated, detail oriented, be in excellent physical fitness, 
possess the ability to collect high quality scientific data, maintain a 
positive attitude under strenuous field conditions and willingness to 
live and work in close quarters with others. Work transportation, shared 
housing and some field gear provided. Successful applicants will have 
the opportunity to assist with other graduate research projects, 
including a demographic study on Northern Bobwhite and endangered 
butterfly surveys. For more information on our research lab, please 
visit http://www4.ncsu.edu/~moorman/grads.htm  Qualifications: Required 
Skills: Applicants must be comfortable with visual and auditory bird 
identification, avian handling, and possess the ability to visually 
identify color banded individuals. Applicants will be required to 
occasionally lift weights of 50 lbs and move through forested 
environments, use 4-wheel drive vehicles, work in hot, humid 
environments with swarms of biting/blood sucking critters, poisonous 
plants and venomous snakes. ___ Preferred Qualifications: Preference 
given to applicants with avian research experience and BS degree in 
Biology, Natural Resources, Wildlife Management or related field ___ 
Requires Valid Driver's License  Compensation: 1280/Month *Shared 
housing provided in Southern Pines, NC.  To Apply: Application materials 
should include a cover letter, resume or CV, and 3 professional 
references formatted in a single pdf (or Microsoft word) document 
(LastName_BACS_2016) and e-mailed to ALEX FISH (EM: 
bacs.ncsu AT gmail.com). Application review will begin in mid-January and 
continue until both positions are filled.

SEASONAL AVIAN ECOLOGIST  at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. 
Location: Thornton, NH.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number 
of Openings: 12. Job Description: Participate in a long-term, ecological 
study of breeding birds at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in the 
White Mountains of New Hampshire. Current National Science 
Foundation-funded research focuses on effects of climatic variation on 
bird abundance and population dynamics. Two positions are available: 
Warbler Technician (8) and Survey Technician (4). Both positions require 
good color vision, the ability to hike long distances and to work alone 
in remote, rugged, and steep terrain, and an interest in avian 
behavioral and population ecology. A positive attitude, flexibility, and 
eagerness to learn are requirements! Fieldwork starts in early to 
mid-May and lasts 8-12 weeks (late July to early August). We typically 
work six days per week from 5:30 am to 1:30 pm in the field plus time 
for data entry after returning from the field. We can only work full 
days when the weather is favorable. A stipend of $410/week plus lakeside 
housing, utilities costs, and internet access are provided. Many 
opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, swimming, and birding can be 
found in the immediate area.  Qualifications: Warbler Technicians must 
have prior experience finding and monitoring passerine nests; experience 
with banding and taking blood samples from small passerines is 
preferred. Additional duties include insect and small mammal surveys, 
measuring vegetation, and transcription of video-recordings of nestling 
provisioning. Survey Technicians must be able to identify New England 
forest birds by sight and sound and have prior experience watching or 
studying birds outside of the classroom. Previous work conducting avian 
point-counts is preferred.  Compensation: $410/week plus housing  To 
Apply: To apply, send cover letter, CV, and contact information for 2 
job references to btbw2016ATgmail.com. Please include all application 
materials as a single email attachment. In the email subject line, 
indicate the position you seek along with your last name as follows: 
“Last Name_Warbler Technician” or “Last Name_Survey Technician;” use 
“Last Name_Avian Ecologist” if you want to be considered for both 
positions. Address any questions to NICOLE KRAUSS, PhD Candidate, School 
of Biological Sciences, Washington State University. Applications will 
be reviewed as they are received.

SEASONAL WATERFOWL RESEARCH TECHNICIANS AND CREW LEADERS  at Ducks 
Unlimited.  Website: http://www.ducks.org/jobs  Location: North Dakota.  
Duration: 2 months or 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 15 Jan 2016.  Job Description: Ducks Unlimited’s Great Plains 
Regional Office in Bismarck, ND seeks several highly-motivated research 
technicians and crew leaders to assist with a breeding duck pair and 
brood survey throughout the Prairie Pothole Region of northwest North 
Dakota (ND) and northeast Montana during the spring and summer of 2016. 
Field operations will be based out of Bismarck, but research technicians 
will travel daily and will be stationed near Foxholm, Powers Lake, and 
Crosby, ND. Major responsibilities will include properly identifying 
duck pairs to species and social groups and duck broods to species and 
age class. Successful applicants will be expected to work at least five 
days each week (i.e., 50-70 hours per week). Field work is physically 
and mentally demanding and takes place under challenging conditions. 
Therefore, only enthusiastic, dedicated individuals should apply. A 
strong interest in waterfowl and wetlands ecology, desire to spend long 
days in the field, and determination to get the job done well is 
required. Inquisitive, detail-oriented, and self-motivated applicants 
are preferred. Experience identifying waterfowl and navigating using 
hard-copy maps are also preferred skills. Successful applicants will be 
expected to work safely and effectively in a rural setting without 
direct supervision. A valid driver’s license and clean driving record is 
required. Researchers hired to conduct breeding pair and brood surveys 
will work from approximately 20 April ~ 19 August. Researchers hired to 
conduct brood surveys only will work from approximately 20 June ~ 19 
August. One early crew leader position is available beginning on 7 
March. In addition to conducting surveys, this early crew leader will 
contact private landowners by phone, make maps in a GIS, and perform 
other tasks in preparation for the surveys. Research technician and crew 
leader salary is $1,800/month and $2,000/month, respectively. Housing 
for all positions will be provided. Available Positions 1 Pair and Brood 
Survey Crew Leader (7 March ~ 19 August) 6 Pair and Brood Survey 
Technicians (20 April ~ 19 August) 2 Brood Survey Crew Leaders (20 June 
~ 19 August) 6 Brood Survey Technicians (20 June ~ 19 August)  To apply 
for a position, access job announcement at www.ducks.org/jobs; complete 
the electronic application; and attach a letter of interest, current 
resume, and daytime contact information (email and phone numbers) for at 
least three professional references. Please state which position you are 
applying for in your letter of interest. Applications will be considered 
as they are received, and positions will remain open until filled. 
Questions regarding these positions can be directed to: TANNER GUE, 
Research Scientist, Ducks Unlimited, Inc. 2525 River Road Bismarck, ND 
58503 Office: (PH: 701-355-3500 EM: tgue AT ducks.org) DUCKS UNLIMITED, 
INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER It is the policy of Ducks 
Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified 
persons regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, 
military status, disability, age, or genetic information except where 
age or gender is a bona fide occupational qualification as allowed by 
the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

FWS INTERNSHIP - PIPING PLOVER  at US Fish & Wildlife Service - Monomoy 
National Wildlife Refuge.  Website: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Monomoy/  
Location: Chatham, MA USA. Duration: Internship is 14 weeks. Intern must 
be able to start between 11 April and 25 April (absolute latest start 
date).  Job Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2016.  Job 
Description: Duties include but are not limited to: daily productivity 
monitoring of approximately 45 pairs of piping plovers from egg laying 
to chick fledging: monitoring nesting activities in several least tern 
colonies: posting nesting areas: erecting predator exclosures and 
electric fencing: lethal and non-lethal predator management (avian and 
mammalian): data entry: and general maintenance. The selected intern may 
have the opportunity to be involved in other Refuge activities 
including: assistance with piping plover trapping and banding: 
monitoring productivity of common and roseate terns, and American 
oystercatchers: banding tern chicks: trapping and resighting adult 
terns: and tagging spawning horseshoe crabs. Responsibilities may vary 
due to the strengths of individuals. Intern is required to live in a 
remote field camp with no electricity or running water for up to one 
full week at a time. The position involves working long hours, nights, 
weekends, and holidays. Schedules may exceed 40 hours per week and will 
vary frequently in the length of day and start time. Days off may not be 
consecutive. Staff will live in one of two field camps on the island 
with other refuge staff for at least 5 days at a time. There is no heat, 
electricity, or running water in field camp. A background check will be 
required to gain necessary computer access at the Refuge.  
Qualifications: Applicants must have the ability to perform the physical 
duties of the position including being able to hike long distances 
(extensive beach walking, average of 40 miles per work week) and being 
able to lift and carry at least 50 pounds. Applicants must be able to 
work with minimal supervision, be very independent and easy-going, and 
be able to work with the public of all ages in a professional manner 
regarding sensitive conservation issues. Previous experience with piping 
plovers, field work in a field camp setting, data collection, bird 
identification, and an academic background in wildlife biology, zoology, 
environmental science or a related field are preferred. Applicants must 
have a valid driver's license, a social security number, and a bank 
account located in the United States.  Compensation: Stipend will be 
$285 per week for 14 weeks through the Student Conservation Association 
(SCA). The position includes free housing. For approximately 12 weeks, 
interns will spend time alternating between two remote field camps on 
South Monomoy during the work week and will have free dormitory style 
housing at the Refuge headquarters in Chatham, MA on their days off.  To 
apply: Send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for at 
least 3 references (must include email and phone number for each 
reference listed) by email to (EM:: Kate_Iaquinto AT fws.gov). DO NOT send 
applications by mail.

FWS INTERN – TERNS  at US Fish & Wildlife Service - Monomoy National 
Wildlife Refuge.  Website: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Monomoy/  Location: 
Chatham, MA USA. Duration: Internships are 14 weeks. Intern must be able 
to start between 2 May and 16 May (absolute latest start date).  Job 
Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 2-3 Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2016. 
Job Description: Duties include but are not limited to: monitoring daily 
productivity from laying to fledging of common and roseate terns: 
conducting daily observational stints and weather observations: trapping 
and banding terns: lethal and non-lethal predator management (mammalian 
and avian): tagging horseshoe crabs: erecting piping plover predator 
exclosures: data entry: and general maintenance. Responsibilities may 
vary due to the strengths of individuals. Intern is required to live in 
a remote field camp with no electricity or running water for up to one 
full week at a time. The position involves working long hours, nights, 
weekends, and holidays. Schedules may exceed 40 hours per week and will 
vary frequently in the length of day and start time. Days off may not be 
consecutive. Staff will live in field camp on the island with other 
refuge staff for at least 5 days at a time. There is no heat, 
electricity, or running water in field camp. A background check will be 
required to gain necessary computer access at the Refuge. 
Qualifications: Applicants must have the ability to perform the physical 
duties of the position including being able to hike long distances 
(extensive beach walking) and being able to lift and carry at least 50 
pounds. Applicants must be able to work with minimal supervision, be 
very independent and easy-going, and be able to work with the public of 
all ages in a professional manner regarding sensitive conservation 
issues. Previous experience with beach nesting birds, field work in a 
field camp setting, data collection, bird identification, and an 
academic background in wildlife biology, zoology, environmental science 
or a related field are preferred. Applicants must have a valid driver's 
license, a social security number, and a bank account located in the 
United States. Compensation: Stipend will be $285 per week for 14 weeks 
through the Student Conservation Association (SCA). This position 
includes free housing. For approximately 10 weeks, interns will spend 
time alternating between two remote field camps on South Monomoy during 
the work week and will have free dormitory style housing at the Refuge 
headquarters in Chatham, MA on their days off.  To Apply: Send a letter 
of interest, resume, and contact information for at least 3 references 
(must include email and phone number for each reference listed) by email 
to: (EM: Kate_Iaquinto AT fws.gov). DO NOT send applications by mail.

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS (10+)  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. 
Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org  Location: Great Plains from 
Texas to North Dakota.  Duration: 12 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number 
of Openings: 10+ Application Deadline: 4 Jan 2016.  Job Description: 
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (formerly Rocky Mountain Bird 
Observatory) is seeking experienced field biologists to conduct point 
counts across the Great Plains, from the Texas Panhandle and western New 
Mexico up to the Dakotas. This crew will be taking part in a new effort 
to expand our bird monitoring program into the Southern Great Plains. 
The crew will also cover our ongoing survey effort in the Northern Great 
Plains across Nebraska, the Black Hills of South Dakota, and 
southwestern North Dakota. The position will run from April 18 through 
early July with the possibility for continued employment entering and 
proofing data. A later start date of May 10 may be available for a small 
number of positions. Surveys will be in a variety of habitats including 
short- and mixed-grass prairie, coniferous forests, sandhills and 
riparian systems with the opportunity to observe an impressive variety 
of species as you move across the expansive study area, including Upland 
Sandpiper, Painted Bunting, Prairie Falcon, Chestnut-collared Longspur, 
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Burrowing Owl, Mississippi Kite, Scaled 
Quail, Cassin’s Sparrow, Greater Roadrunner, and Mountain Plover. 
Technicians will attend a mandatory paid training prior to beginning 
field work. Upon successful completion of training, technicians will 
work independently conducting bird surveys. The standard work schedule 
will be 10 days on and 4 days off. Technicians must be able to identify 
all bird species found across the Great Plains by sight and sound upon 
completion of training. Applicants should expect to hike long distances 
off-trail in challenging conditions with occasionally steep and rugged 
terrain. Primitive camping, often without phone service or facilities 
will be required. Some overnight backcountry travel may be necessary. 
Completion of job duties may periodically require long days in the 
field.  Qualifications: Applicants should be enthusiastic, physically 
fit, enjoy travel, and be willing to work long hours in the field. 
Applicants must enjoy working independently with multiple days of 
solitude. A valid driver's license, proof of auto insurance, binoculars, 
camping gear, basic computer skills, a strong work ethic, and enthusiasm 
for conservation and conducting fieldwork are required. Desired 
qualifications include experience conducting point count surveys, the 
ability to identify western bird species by sight and sound, experience 
camping, long distance hiking, and navigating in the backcountry. 
Applicants with personal 4WD vehicles are encouraged to apply; however, 
the Bird Conservancy will rent vehicles for qualified applicants that do 
not possess 4WD vehicles if they are at least 21 years of age.  
Compensation: Salary range of $2200-2700 per month (DOE). Reimbursement 
for project-related driving and some recreational travel is provided as 
well as approximately $100 per week in camping and lodging 
reimbursement.  To Apply: Email a cover letter detailing your bird 
identification knowledge and dates of availability, a resume, and at 
least three references as a single document (PDF or Word) to both 
BRITTANY WOIDERSKI (EM: brittany.woiderski AT birdconservancy.org ) and 
JEFF BIREK (EM: jeff.birek AT birdconservancy.org). We will begin 
reviewing applications on January 4th and positions will be filled as 
suitable applicants are found.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS  at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 
Location: various  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 10-14. Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2016.  Job Description: 
AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS needed early April – Late July (2016) to monitor 
Golden-winged Warbler and American Woodcock in privately- and 
publicly-owned forests of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, West 
Virginia, New York, Wisconsin and Minnesota. April and early-May surveys 
will consist of evening counts of American Woodcock on the singing 
grounds, while mid-May-June surveys will focus on morning passerine 
surveys and vegetation sampling. Technicians must be happy to measure 
vegetation characteristics, enter data, and perform other field 
activities as these things will also be important for the field crew to 
function.  Qualifications: Qualified candidates will possess strong 
skills for identifying native birds by sight and sound and be familiar 
with the process of conducting point counts. Although American Woodcock 
and Golden-winged Warblers will be the focus of our surveys, technicians 
must be able to identify all birds encountered during passerine surveys. 
Point count experience is greatly preferred, however, Eastern bird 
identification experience is a must. Technicians must also be happy to 
measure vegetation characteristics, enter data, and perform other field 
activities as these things will also be important for the field crew to 
function. Strong applicants will also have a passion for spending early 
mornings (and some late evenings) observing birds, be physically fit and 
capable of working in a rugged forested setting (with insects, poison 
ivy, etc.). The ability to communicate with private land owners and 
public land managers, navigate using GPS, and work well in teams 
(especially paired with a partner) is also a must.  Compensation: Pay is 
$ 1,800-2000/month, depending on experience. Housing with 1-3 other 
technicians and field vehicles, fuel will be provided.  To Apply: Please 
send a cover letter highlighting your related field experience, a 
resume, your earliest starting date, and contact information of three 
references to: D.J. MCNEIL and KIRSTEN JOHNSON at Indiana University of 
Pennsylvania (EM: darin.j.mcneil AT gmail.com, ke.johnson1987 AT gmail.com).

SEASONAL AVIAN RESEARCH ASSISTANT  at Texas A&M University. Website: 
http://irnr.tamu.edu/RAMSES/  Location: San Antonio, Texas.  Duration: 4 
months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Job Description: Seasonal Avian Research 
Assistant, March through July (end-date flexible) for a research project 
focusing on federally endangered golden-cheeked warblers and 
black-capped vireos at Camp Bullis Army base in San Antonio, Texas. 
Duties include presence-absence bird surveys, point counts, territory 
mapping and monitoring, mist netting, banding birds, maintenance of 
field equipment, data entry, and others, depending on qualifications and 
skills.  Qualifications: Experience or coursework in wildlife biology or 
closely related field; ability to collect data with strong attention to 
detail; ability to work 6+ days per week doing physically demanding 
work, with early mornings (0500); a positive attitude in adverse 
environmental conditions such as fire ants, chiggers, rattlesnakes, 
feral pigs, poison ivy, normal daily temperatures of over 90°F, intense 
sun, thick and thorny brush, and steep and rocky terrain; ability to 
operate 4X4 vehicles; patience and focus to quietly observe and follow 
birds; good eyesight and hearing; ability to work independently and in 
groups; flexibility to changes in location, as may be required to move 
around; flexibility to changes in protocol, or job assignments; must 
supply your own binoculars. Preference will be given to applicants with 
experience: identifying birds by sight and sound, mist-netting and 
banding passerine songbirds, navigating using handheld GPS unit, using 
Microsoft Access, Excel, ArcMap; possess a B.S. or B.A. in wildlife 
biology or closely related field.  Compensation: 40 hours per week. $10 
per hour, depending on experience. Housing will be provided.  To Apply: 
Please write “Camp Bullis Job Application” in the subject line of your 
email. Include your last name in the file attachment. Submit cover 
letter detailing your qualifications, resume (including GPA), and 
contacts for three references (preferably email address) in one 
attachment to: (EM: ramsesirnr AT gmail.com). Applications will be 
considered as they are received.


Subject: Birdjobs -- December 21, 2015
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2015 22:00:20 -0500
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WESTERN SNOWY PLOVER MONITOR  at California State Parks.  Location: 
Morro Bay, CA  Duration: 8 month.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of 
Openings: 1-2. Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2016.  Job Description: The 
San Luis Obispo Coast District of California State Parks is seeking 
applicants for Western Snowy Plover monitors. The primary 
responsibilities include monitoring the breeding activities of the 
Western Snowy Plover (nest searches, data collection, GPSing nest sites, 
photo documentation of project work, tracking nest fates, collecting 
predator information, recording color band combinations, data entry 
using Microsoft Excel); fence, sign and nest exclosure installation; 
public outreach; report writing; and other duties as necessary. Training 
will be provided. The monitor will work 5 days per week, including 
weekends and holidays, for a total of 40 hours/week with minimal 
supervision. The positions will start mid February and continue through 
October 2016.  Qualifications: Must be in good physical condition – 
position requires walking up to six miles per day in soft sand. A valid 
driver's license and good driving record are required. The applicant 
must also possess the ability to collect data with strong attention to 
detail; a positive attitude in adverse environmental conditions such as 
wind and rain; patience and focus to quietly observe birds; ability to 
work independently and in a group. Preference will be given to 
applicants with experience or coursework in wildlife biology or closely 
related field work, identifying birds by sight and sound, nest 
searching, using a handheld GPS unit, using Microsoft Excel and ArcMap. 
Compensation: Starting pay is $10.28/hr. Housing is not available. To 
Apply: Send a California State application (STD 678 -- available online 
at http://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf), cover letter, and a list of 
references to: Regena Orr, California State Parks, 11 State Park Rd, 
Morro Bay, CA 93442

REVISED - WILLOW FLYCATCHER SURVEY CREW LEADER (Contact information 
added) at The Institute for Bird Populations  Website: 
http://birdpop.org/pages/willowFlyctchrConsSN.php  Location: Sierra 
Nevada, CA.  Duration: 2.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application 
Deadline: 1 Feb 2016.  Job Description: The field season will run from 
May 5 through mid-July (tentative) and begin with a training session in 
project protocols for conducting Willow Flycatcher surveys, using 
conspecific attraction methods, and conducting habitat assessments. The 
Crew Leader is required to already be able to identify Sierra birds by 
sight and sound; applicants with previous Willow Flycatcher experience 
will be preferred. This independent contractor position will involve 
supervising a team of 5 interns in establishing automated song broadcast 
stations at approximately 8 study meadows. Once equipment is deployed, 
bi-weekly visits will be made to determine whether Willow Flycatchers 
have established territories at the study and control sites. If 
territories are established then standard territory monitoring 
techniques will be used to follow reproductive status of flycatchers at 
the study sites. Additional surveys and documentation of meadow 
condition at other pre-determined meadows will be completed once or 
twice during the summer. On a typical day, surveyors will wake up before 
dawn, drive and/or hike 30min - 1.5 hrs, and spend the morning 
conducting Willow Flycatcher surveys and flycatcher territory 
observations at one or more survey site. The afternoon will then be 
spent scoping out survey sites and travelling between study sites. Work 
will be moderately physically demanding involving off-trail hikes into 
survey sites. The typical work schedule will be either 5 days on and 2 
off, with one period of 10 days consecutive work from June 15 to June 25 
(no days off during that time), but before and after that time the 
schedule can be more flexible. Qualifications: We are looking for 
candidates with prior birding experience and familiarity with the songs 
and calls of western montane birds (especially Empidonax flycatchers). 
Prior experience with broadcast surveys and territory/nest monitoring is 
preferred. Other requirements include a sense of humor, a love of 
adventure, a desire to learn more about Willow Flycatcher natural 
history and an appreciation for meadow and wetland landscapes. Survey 
work will be distributed across the northern and central Sierra Nevada, 
requiring substantial car travel and willingness to lead a somewhat 
nomadic life for a few months. A willingness to face the rigors of 
fieldwork with good humor is important. These rigors include physically 
demanding work, long work days that may begin well before dawn, wet and 
cold weather, hot and dry weather, mosquitoes and biting flies, 
occasional contact with bears, and housing that may be rustic and/or 
somewhat crowded. Although Housing will be provided in a central 
location, weekly travel to other study sites may require regular 
camping. Successful candidates must be in excellent physical condition 
and must be comfortable with off-trail hiking and orienteering (training 
provided). Biologists are expected to provide their own binoculars and 
camping gear, including hiking boots, tent, sleeping bag, raingear, etc. 
A personal automobile is required. Compensation: Surveyors will be 
considered independent contractors rather than IBP staff, and will 
receive payment of $2,400 per month and project-related travel mileage 
reimbursement ($0.37/mile), but no fringe benefits. In addition, 
campground fees will be reimbursed.  To apply, please send cover letter, 
resume, and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three 
references to: MANDY HOLMGREN, The Institute for Bird Populations, (EM: 
mholmgren AT birdpop.org).

HABITAT RESTORATION WORKER - VOLUNTEER POSITIONS  at Kure Atoll Wildlife 
Sanctuary.  Website: http://kureatollconservancy.org Location: Kure 
Atoll Wildlife Sanctuary, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.  Duration: 7 
months.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 6. Application 
Deadline: 1 Mar 2016.  Job Description: The State of Hawai'i’s 
Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry 
and Wildlife (DOFAW) is seeking volunteers for work at Kure Atoll 
Wildlife Sanctuary in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Kure Atoll is a 
part of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (PMNM), a UNESCO 
World Heritage Site, and is located 1,400 miles northwest of O'ahu. Kure 
Atoll occupies a unique position referred to as the “Darwin Point”, 
which is the northern extent of coral reef development and the atoll is 
estimated to be 29.8 million years old. Kure is an important breeding 
site for wildlife, including several rare or endangered species. 
Eighteen species of seabirds nest on Kure including Black-footed 
albatross (Phoebastria nigripes) and Christmas shearwaters (Puffinus 
nativitatus). The endangered Laysan teal (Anas laysanensis) was recently 
introduced to Kure. There are currently 16 native and 31 non-native 
plant species on Kure Atoll’s only vegetated island, Green Island. 
Several plant species are invasive and are being removed to improve 
seabird nesting habitat. DLNR is committed to eradicating the invasive 
plant Golden crown-beard (Verbesina encelioides) from the atoll by 2020. 
Invasive plants are a significant management concern because they 
displace native plant habitat and seabird nesting areas, and may entrap 
seabirds in a dense vegetative mass. Native plants are an integral 
resource for seabird nesting habitat and dune stabilization. This 
position is a unique opportunity to protect and recover seabird habitat 
while living in a wildlife sanctuary! Kure Atoll is an extremely remote 
work location. Transportation to/from Kure Atoll is by ship and is 
infrequent. The ability to live and work in close quarters with a small 
group of people for an extended period of time is of the utmost 
importance. The seasonal field teams consist of 6 to 8 people. Due to 
limited transportation, there are only 2 field seasons per year 
(approximately 6 months each). Contact on Kure is limited to text only 
e-mail (no pictures or attachments) through the field station’s 
satellite phone. There is no internet or cell phone service available. 
Strict Quarantine: Biosecurity protocols are in place to prevent 
introduction of alien species. This quarantine requires that all “soft” 
items (clothing, shoes, straps etc.) must be purchased new and frozen 
for 48 hours prior to departure to Kure Atoll. All “hard” items 
(cameras, musical instruments, etc.) must be inspected thoroughly and 
may need to be frozen or fumigated prior to departure. Primary 
responsibilities include: Invasive plant removal; Big-headed ant 
monitoring; Laysan duck monitoring; native plant propagation and 
out-planting; vegetation surveys; seabird surveys and assisting with 
banding events; Hawaiian monk seal monitoring; marine debris removal; 
data collection and entry; weekly meetings. Additionally, all staff will 
help with regular camp maintenance and chores outside of regular work 
hours. **Although the work load is diverse, most of the hours are 
dedicated to invasive plant removal (75-80%)**  Qualifications: 
Personnel can expect to work 40+ hrs/wk. Although most weeks are 
Monday-Friday, work hours are project dependent and may include early 
mornings, evenings, and weekends. Desired Experience: Invasive species 
control; Hawaiian plant identification; native plant propagation and 
out-planting; avian reproductive monitoring; shorebird and/or seabird 
monitoring and identification; binocular/spotting scope use; data 
management; familiarity with Excel and ArcGIS; GPS usage. Other useful 
skills include: carpentry, solar equipment maintenance, small boat 
experience. Requirements: Excellent physical and mental health; able to 
walk 10 miles per day with a 40lb pack over uneven terrain, lift 50 lbs, 
work for long hours in hot/sunny, rainy/cold conditions, and bend or 
stoop for long periods of time; must know how to swim; and have 20/20 
color vision or correctable lenses. Must be comfortable with herbicide 
use.  Compensation: DLNR/ DOFAW will provide transportation between 
Honolulu and Kure Atoll. Travel dates are subject to change. Lodging and 
food while on Kure and in transit between Honolulu and Kure are 
provided. Most field clothes and gear are provided. All other 
transportation, housing, and personal items must be supplied by 
applicant. Kure Atoll Conservancy will award $1000 at the end of the 
field season to help offset volunteer expenses.  To Apply: Please send 
resume, cover letter, and three references to MATT SAUNTER & NAOMI 
WORCESTER: (EM: kureatoll AT gmail.com). Application will be reviewed 
upon receipt until positions are filled.

COASTAL BIRD CREW LEADER  at National Audubon Society/Audubon 
Louisiana.  Website: http://la.audubon.org  Location: Grand Isle, LA.  
Duration: 5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 3 Jan 
2016.  Job Description: The position will lead a field team in a 
beach-nesting protection and outreach program along Grand Isle and 
Elmer's Island in southeastern Louisiana. Nesting birds at these sites 
experience multiple threats, including coastal erosion, storm surges, 
predation, human disturbance, oil spills, and restoration activities. 
South Louisiana is a popular destination for tourists, fishermen, and 
beachgoers. Birds including Least Terns and Wilson's Plovers nest on 
these beaches, creating the potential for disturbance by recreational 
users of private and public lands. In partnership with other 
organizations, the Coastal Bird Crew Leader will coordinate the 
protection of beach-nesting bird sites against the threats of human 
disturbance, while incorporating the community into protection efforts 
and providing outreach and education to visitors. The program will have 
a strong bird-monitoring component, which will involve tracking nests, 
chicks, and their fates, to understand the impacts of human disturbance, 
predation, and other environmental stresses on breeding productivity. 
The crew leader must be familiar with methods associated with protecting 
nests and documenting nesting success in beach-nesting birds. Supervised 
by the Director of Bird Conservation, the Coastal Bird Crew Leader will 
coordinate 1 or 2 Coastal Bird Technicians in protecting and monitoring 
beach-nesting birds. The Crew Leader must demonstrate strong 
organizational skills and be able to make real-time and strategic 
decisions for protecting nesting birds while considering the sometimes 
conflicting needs of landowners, the community, and public lands. The 
Coastal Bird Crew Leader will work with Audubon Louisiana staff, 
volunteers, and partners to protect and monitor the breeding of Least 
Terns and Wilson’s Plovers on Grand Isle and Elmer’s Island in 
southeastern Louisiana. Duties will include: - Coordinating and leading 
Coastal Bird Technicians to locate nesting areas, post and fence nesting 
sites, monitor disturbance rates, colony size, nest and chick fates, and 
fledging rates to determine productivity of Least Terns and Wilson’s 
Plovers. - Facilitating regular communications and program updates to 
the Director of Bird Conservation. - Engaging local communities, 
organizing volunteer events, and using social media to increase 
awareness around the protection of sensitive beach-nesting birds. - 
Coordinating educational programs for visiting beachgoers. - Entering 
data and preparing interim reports. The position will require working 
during early mornings and late evenings, on weekends and holidays, and 
in the Louisiana summer heat. Work weeks will average 40 hours per week 
across the term of employment, but may be more or less and unpredictable 
each week, depending on program needs. The position will start in 
mid-March and terminate in mid-August. Qualifications: - Must have 
completed a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology, Ecology, Natural 
Resources, or a related field. - At least three seasons of proven work 
experience in avian ecology and at least two of those years in coastal 
ecosystems; experience banding birds without supervision is desired. - 
Familiarity and experience with the identification of Gulf Coast 
shorebirds and waterbirds by sight and sound desired. - Demonstrated 
experience with project management and problem solving. - Must be 
willing to work long hours outside under physically demanding conditions 
(hot, humid, biting insects) and to live in group field housing 
(provided). - Excellent interpersonal as well as written and oral 
communication skills. - Must be comfortable interacting with the public 
and staff of multiple partner organizations. - Must have strong 
organizational skills and great attention to detail. - Proficiency with 
Microsoft Office programs such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint, as well as 
with GPS units and Google Earth required. - Valid driver’s license and 
reliable personal vehicle are required for travel between housing and 
nearby work sites (<20 miles away). - Must be willing to live on Grand 
Isle, LA through provided housing. - Must properly maintain field 
equipment and keep supplies and materials organized.  Compensation: $11 
to $15/hr, commensurate with experience. Free housing will be provided.  
To Apply: Please submit resume, cover letter, and 3 professional 
references to Audubon's application portal: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2671/coastal-bird-crew-leader/job

COASTAL BIRD TECHNICIAN  at National Audubon Society/Audubon Louisiana.  
Website: http://la.audubon.org  Location: Grand Isle, LA or Cameron, 
LA.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. 
Application Deadline: 3 Jan 2016.  Job Description: The position will 
support a beach-nesting protection and outreach program along Grand Isle 
and Elmer's Island in southeastern Louisiana or in Cameron Parish in 
southwestern Louisiana. Nesting birds at these sites experience multiple 
threats, including coastal erosion, storm surges, predation, human 
disturbance, oil spills, and restoration activities. South Louisiana is 
a popular destination for tourists, fishermen, and beachgoers. Birds 
including Least Terns and Wilson's Plovers nest on these beaches, 
creating the potential for disturbance by recreational users of private 
and public lands. In partnership with other organizations, Coastal Bird 
Technicians will help buffer beach-nesting bird sites against the 
threats of human disturbance, while incorporating the community into 
protection efforts and providing outreach and education to visitors. The 
program will have a strong bird-monitoring component, which will involve 
tracking nests, chicks, and their fates, to understand the impacts of 
human disturbance, predation, and other environmental stresses on 
breeding productivity. Supervised by the Director of Bird Conservation, 
Coastal Bird Technicians will demonstrate and gain skills in outreach 
and education, as well as have opportunities to intimately study and 
protect charismatic beach-nesting bird species. We will hire 1 or 2 
full-time, seasonal positions based in Grand Isle and 1 full-time, 
seasonal position based in Cameron Parish. Coastal Bird Technicians will 
work with Audubon Louisiana staff, volunteers, and partners to help 
protect and monitor the breeding of Least Terns and Wilson’s Plovers on 
Grand Isle and Elmer’s Island in southeastern Louisiana, or in Cameron 
Parish in southwestern Louisiana. Duties will include: - Posting and 
fencing nesting sites, monitoring disturbance rates, colony size, nest 
and chick fates, and fledging rates to determine productivity. - 
Engaging local communities, organizing volunteer events, and using 
social media to increase awareness around the protection of sensitive 
beach-nesting birds. - Conducting public awareness surveys of beach 
users. - Entering data and supporting the preparation of interim 
reports. Exact combinations of responsibilities may vary among 
positions, but will require working during early mornings and late 
evenings, on weekends and holidays, and in the Louisiana summer heat. 
Work weeks will average 40 hours per week across the term of employment, 
but may be more or less and unpredictable each week, depending on 
program needs. The positions will start in early April and terminate in 
early August.  Qualifications: - Must have completed a Bachelor’s of 
Science Degree in Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources, Environmental 
Education, or a related field. - At least one season of work experience 
in avian ecology or coastal ecosystems; experience banding birds without 
supervision is a plus. - Excellent interpersonal as well as written and 
oral communication skills. - Must be willing to work long hours outside 
under physically demanding conditions (hot, humid, biting insects) and 
to live in group field housing (provided). - Must be comfortable 
interacting with the public and staff of multiple partner organizations. 
- Must have strong organizational skills and great attention to detail. 
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs such as Excel, Word and 
PowerPoint required. - Valid driver’s license and reliable personal 
vehicle are required for travel between housing and nearby work sites. - 
Must be willing to live on Grand Isle, LA or in Cameron Parish, through 
provided housing. - Must properly maintain field equipment and keep 
supplies and materials organized.  Compensation: $9 to $11/hr, 
commensurate with experience. Free housing will be provided.  To Apply: 
Please submit resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to 
Audubon's application portal: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2667/coastal-bird-technician/job

PHD IN ISLAND BIOGEOGRAPHY  at Simon Fraser University and Hakai 
Institute.  Website: http://www.hakai.org/research/100-islands Location: 
Vancouver, British Columbia.  Job Type: Student.  Job Description: I 
have funding for a PhD student to join a collaborative study between 
Simon Fraser University and the Hakai Institute. This research program 
aims to link theories of island biogeography with ecosystem subsidies on 
100 islands along the central coast of British Columbia, Canada. The 
student will examine how nutrients from the sea, including seaweed, 
affect the community ecology of breeding birds. This project will 
benefit from complementary studies by other researchers examining 
plants, mammals, and invertebrates at the same sites. A pilot season has 
been conducted, so the student will be off to a running start. The ideal 
candidate will have completed an MSc in avian ecology, with experience 
censusing breeding birds by sight and sound. Other helpful skills 
include banding and vegetation surveys. This is a remote and beautiful 
region, where physical fitness, experience working under rugged 
conditions, and a perpetually positive attitude will be important. 
Students will benefit from the collegial atmosphere of both the Hakai 
Institute and the Earth to Ocean Research Group at Simon Fraser 
University. The field season begins in May of 2016, so we want to 
recruit someone as soon as possible. Qualifications: You must have a 
strong background in avian ecology, strong publications, and an ability 
to identify birds by sight and sound. You should have an MSc, or in 
exceptional cases, be willing to start as an MSc student and transfer to 
a PhD. I am also looking for strong quantitative skills and interest in 
advancing general theory. Experience banding birds and operating boats 
would be helpful. This project will require attention to safety and 
strong teamwork, organizational, and leadership skills. If you don’t 
like getting wet, camping, clambering around forests and shores, working 
on and around the sea, or bears and wolves, this PhD is not for you.  To 
Apply: Please send a letter explaining why this project interests you, 
including experience and skills related to the qualifications above, 
along with your CV, transcripts, and contact details of three 
references, all as a single PDF with the subject line “Island 
Biogeography PhD”. Contact: Dr JOHN REYNOLDS (EM: Reynolds AT sfu.ca). 
Review of applications will begin immediately.

CALIFORNIA CONDOR MONITORING TECHNICIANS  at The Great Basin Institute.  
Website: http://www.thegreatbasininstitute.org/ Location: Ventura, CA.  
Duration: 6 months starting in January 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 27 Dec 2015.  Job Description: The Great Basin 
Institute is working cooperatively with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service (FWS) Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Complex 
based in Ventura, CA to support the California Condor Recovery Program. 
One or two Monitoring Technicians will be selected to serve as 
AmeriCorps volunteers to assist in management of the free flying 
population of California Condors in southern California. These are 
6-month commitments during which volunteer interns will receive a living 
allowance of $39 per day of work while working on and around one of two 
wildlife refuges central to condor activity in Southern CA. This 
volunteer opportunity focuses on management of the free flying 
population of California Condors in Southern California. Selected 
applicants will track this population throughout its range using radio 
telemetry and by ground-truthing GPS transmitter data. Volunteers will 
observe condor behavior at feeding sites, roosts and nests. Field work 
requires the ability to work independently and as a team; work and 
sometimes camp in remote areas during inclement weather or harsh 
environmental conditions; travel via ATV, 4WD vehicle, or by foot, in 
steep mountainous terrain; carry 50lb carcasses to feeding sites; keep 
detailed field notes; follow data collection protocols for the 
collection and entry of accurate and consistent data; and assist in 
routine office work Monitoring Technicians will track this population 
throughout its range using radio telemetry and by ground-truthing GPS 
transmitter data. Timeline and Compensation: o 6-month appointment 
beginning January 2016, or upon availability o $40/day field per diem o 
Education Award*: $2,865 o USFWS housing provided during 10-day service 
period *AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or 
future education experiences, including payment of qualifying federal 
student loans. Loan forbearance and accrued interest payment on 
qualifying student loans is also available. Location: The Hopper 
Mountain NWR Complex manages four National Wildlife Refuges, and is 
headquartered in Ventura, California. It serves as the lead office for 
the California Condor Recovery Program 
(http://www.fws.gov/refuge/hopper_mountain/). Located in the southern 
Los Padres National Forest region, Hopper Mountain NWR is 70 miles 
northwest of Los Angeles and 70 miles east of Santa Barbara.  
Qualifications: o Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences (e.g., 
biology, ecology, wildlife management, or related field) or coursework 
and related experience; o Previous experience following protocols for 
field sampling and data collection and related experience in data entry, 
collection and management; o Understanding of issues related to 
threatened and endangered species, and familiarity with the ecology of 
the study region preferred; o Previous experience in using radio 
telemetry to locate free-ranging animals preferred; o Experience in the 
use of GPS units for navigation and collecting spatial data; o Possess 
strong organizational skills; o Tolerant of working in variable weather 
conditions, willing and able to work outdoors in adverse weather 
conditions, and able to hike 2-5+ miles daily on uneven terrain while 
carrying a pack sometimes exceeding 50 lbs.; o Willingness and ability 
to camp at primitive sites for several consecutive nights; o Ability to 
work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals and 
follow safe working practices; o Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s 
license and clean driving record; o Experience safely operating 4WD 
vehicles and ATVs; and o Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) 
U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive 
an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the 
equivalent of two full-time education awards), (3) pass National Sex 
Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks, 
(4) Adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in 
the Member Service Agreement; and (5) Will not engage in any prohibited 
activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement. Compensation: o 
$40/day field per diem o Education Award*: $2,865 o USFWS housing 
provided during 10-day service period.  To Apply: Applicants should 
forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional 
references (EM: rarecruitment AT thegreatbasininstitute.org). Please 
include where you found this position posted. Incomplete applications 
will not be considered. No phone inquiries, please. We conform to all 
the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment 
opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, 
minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all 
of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all 
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without 
regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender 
identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic 
Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, 
or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation 
against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, 
to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist 
or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose 
discrimination. Number of Openings: 2.

SOUTHWESTERN WILLOW FLYCATCHER FIELD TECHNICIANS  at SWCA Environmental 
Consultants.  Website: http://www.swca.com  Location: Lower Colorado 
River and tributaries.  Duration: Temporary for more than 2 months 
starting in early May 2016.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 
11. Application Deadline: 18 Mar 2016.  Job Description: About the 
opportunity: SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking Field Technicians 
to support the Flagstaff, Arizona office’s Southwestern Willow 
Flycatcher studies located along the Lower Colorado and Virgin Rivers 
from above Lake Mead south to Yuma, AZ. These are temporary, hourly 
positions. Start date for all positions is early May 2016 and is 
non-negotiable; end dates range from late July to mid-August 2016. What 
you will accomplish: The following technicians are needed for this 
study: Nest Monitors: Primary field duties will include conducting 
standardized early morning broadcast surveys, nest searching, nest 
monitoring, and re-sighting color-banded flycatchers. Additional duties 
may include deploying data loggers and monitoring the presence and 
effects of tamarisk leaf beetles. Daily computer data entry required. 
Banders: Field duties will involve using targeted mist net techniques to 
capture, color-band, and collect blood samples from southwestern willow 
flycatchers. Additional field duties include all tasks listed for Nest 
Monitors. Site Coordinators: Duties will include all tasks of Nest 
Monitors in addition to coordinating field logistics at multiple sites, 
proofing data, data backup and other administrative tasks, and promoting 
compliance with SWCA’s safety program. Qualifications: Experience and 
qualifications for success: - A minimum of one (1) field season of avian 
research - Banders: extensive prior experience mist netting and banding 
passerine birds - Ability to work closely with other biologists, have 
full hearing and color vision - Ability to stoop/crawl through dense 
vegetation and tolerance of hot temperatures, high humidity, and biting 
insects - Current First Aid/CPR certification - Current eligibility to 
work in the U.S - A valid driver’s license - Experience with willow 
flycatchers, nest monitoring of open-cup passerines, and identification 
of southwestern U.S. riparian birds - Banders: experience banding 
endangered species and target netting - Experience using ATVs and towing 
a trailer  Compensation: Compensation and Schedule: $15.50 –$20.17 per 
hour plus ~$4/hr fringe benefit when working on qualified Services 
Contract Act (SCA) projects. Up to 35% of hours may be spent on non-SCA 
projects with pay rate of $15-19.50/hr and no fringe benefit. Work 
schedule is 10 days on (80 hours) and 4 days off. Housing and vehicles 
provided; camping may be required in some locations. $46 daily per-diem 
when required to camp away from assigned duty station. Mileage 
reimbursement is provided for work related use of personal vehicles. 
Positions will be filled as qualified applicants are identified  To 
Apply: Copy n' paste this URL into your browser and follow the 
instructions to apply: 

https://careers-swca.icims.com/jobs/9593/southwestern-willow-flycatcher-field-technicians/job 



ALASKA SPRING RAPTOR MIGRATION TECHNICIAN  at HawkWatch International.  
Website: http://www.hawkwatch.org/  Location: Gunsight Mountain, 
Alaska.  Duration: 2.25 months.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 
2. Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2016. Job Description: HawkWatch 
International is seeking TWO technicians to conduct the first ever 
full-season spring raptor migration count at Gunsight Mountain, Alaska 
from March 7th - May 15th, 2016. Field work will be conducted at the 
Gunsight Mountain migration site, located approximately 120 miles 
northeast of Anchorage, Alaska along a remote stretch of the Glenn 
Highway. This is a unique opportunity to conduct the first full-season 
of spring migration counts in Alaska, at a site that sees large 
concentrations of Golden Eagles, Red-tailed (Harlan's) Hawks, 
Rough-legged Hawks, and Northern Harriers, among others. Primary duties 
will include conducting stationary migration counts for raptors using 
established migration protocols, weather observations, interacting with 
visitors (interpretation), and possibly data entry. Technicians must be 
willing to spend long days outside in extreme cold (<0 degrees 
Fahrenheit), windy, and sometimes wintry conditions. Technicians will be 
expected to work 6 days a week. The following will be provided to 
technicians: on-site housing; airfare to Anchorage, Alaska; rental 
vehicle and gas money.  Qualifications: Mandatory Qualifications: 1) At 
least 1 full-season of prior raptor migration monitoring experience 
(preferably more); 2) Ability to successfully work and live with fellow 
technicians in a rental apartment essentially 24/7; 3) A valid drivers 
license and; 4) Ability to drive a rental vehicle in wintry conditions. 
Preferred Qualifications: 1) Experience conducting field work in remote 
and extreme winter conditions; 2) Experience with visitor 
interpretation, preferably at a raptor/avian migration site; and 3) 
Ability to maintain a positive attitude in the field under extreme cold 
conditions.  Compensation: $45/day stipend  To Apply: Please e-mail NEIL 
PAPROCKI (EM: npaprocki at hawkwatch.org) a cover letter and resume with 
3 references in a single Microsoft Word file, by January 15, 2016. 
Please place the job title (Alaska Spring Raptor Migration Technician) 
in the e-mail subject heading. Applicants will be assessed as they come 
in, so do not necessarily wait until the application deadline to apply 
if interested.

VOLUNTEER WATERFOWL FIELD ASSISTANT POSITIONS: ALASKA  at U.S. Fish & 
Wildlife Service.  Location: Barrow, AK and Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, AK.  
Duration: Starts ~June 1st 2016.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of 
Openings: 6-8. Application Deadline: 11 Jan 2016.  Job Description: 
Field assistants (6-8) needed in the summer of 2016 to assist with field 
work associated with projects addressing threatened Steller’s and 
spectacled eiders for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The 
USFWS’s Endangered Species Program (based in Fairbanks, Alaska) has been 
monitoring Steller’s eider breeding biology in Barrow since 1991. Our 
program will also be conducting an experimental release on the Yukon 
Delta National Wildlife Refuge in an effort to continue the evaluation 
of the feasibility of a long-term reintroduction effort. Assistants are 
needed for two projects: 1. Breeding Ecology of Steller’s and Spectacled 
Eiders Nesting near Barrow Alaska. Duties: Volunteers will primarily 
assist with two surveys: 1) Breeding pair surveys for Steller’s and 
spectacled eiders and avian predators (snowy owl, three species of 
jaegers, glaucous gull, and common raven) and 2) Nest searching and 
monitoring the fate of Steller’s and spectacled eider nests, and nests 
of other waterfowl and avian predators. Dates: June 1st – July 15th with 
possible extension through end of July Field Camp: Barrow, Alaska - 
Barrow is the northernmost city in Alaska and the U.S., with 
approximately 4,500 residents. Barrow has an active arctic research 
community, with a variety of ongoing projects on marine mammals, birds, 
and terrestrial mammals. Summer weather in Barrow is typically cold and 
windy, average highs range from 35 – 50 F, and average lows range from 
25 – 35 F. A bunkhouse with running water, showers, telephone, and 
kitchen in Barrow are provided. 2. Steller’s Eider Reintroduction Pilot 
Program on the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge. Duties: Field work 
will primarily consist of waterfowl nest searching and monitoring as 
well as brood tracking. Dates: Late-May through mid-August Field Camp: 
Field work will take place on the coastal fringe of the Yukon-Kuskokwim 
Delta, located approximately 100 miles west of Bethel. The Y-K Delta is 
broad, flat, and dotted with countless waterbodies. It is covered 
primarily by sub-arctic tundra underlain by permafrost, and includes a 
variety of scrub, peatland, heath meadow, marsh, and bog habitats. The 
area is highly influenced by daily tides and floods frequently during 
spring snowmelt and seasonal storms. Camp consists of individual tents 
and shared weatherports. This is a remote field site with no amenities 
and very limited connectivity to the outside world. Gear: Waders, 
binoculars, and other field gear are provided; you must provide your own 
field clothes.  Qualifications: Applicants must be willing and capable 
of: working as part of a team, living in shared quarters in a remote 
village or field camp, working long hours, and walking up to 12 miles 
per day in hip waders on wet tundra, in cold, windy weather, or possibly 
in warm, buggy weather. Preferred qualifications for Barrow include 
experience with firearms, identifying birds, navigating by maps and GPS, 
and all-terrain vehicle use. Preferred qualifications for the Y-K Delta 
include waterfowl nest searching and telemetry experience, and 
experience living in a remote field camp. Applicants must also be 
comfortable traveling in small aircraft and skiffs.  Compensation: 
Travel expenses from the continental U.S. to Barrow and the Y-K Delta 
are covered. A $5/day stipend and food and lodging while in the field 
are provided.   To apply: Email a letter of interest (and indicate which 
position you are interested in or if you’d like to be considered for 
both), resume, and name and contact information for three references to 
(EM: nathan_graff AT fws.gov). Please combine the letter, resume, and 
references into one document (either a Word or PDF file), and name the 
file with your last name_ first name (e.g., Smith_John.docx). The 
application period is open now until 1/11/16. Applications will be 
reviewed starting in January 2016 until the positions are filled.

SUMMER STUDENT WILDLIFE REHABILITATION VOLUNTEERS
  at Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS).  Website: 
http://wingtips.org  Location: Courtenay, BC, Canada.  Duration: 6 to 8 
weeks.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Application Deadline: 1 Jun 2016.  Job 
Description: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) located in 
Courtenay, British Columbia (on Vancouver Island) is seeking summer 
student volunteer for 2016. Baby bird season in spring, summer and early 
fall brings us the greatest number of patients. To ensure that the 
animals get all the care necessary to bring them back to health, we will 
be offering internships to interested and motivated individuals. 
Veterinary supervision and protocols of care are observed. The work at 
the wildlife centre can be very demanding. Typically in the summer we 
work from 8 am until 10 pm, with occasional 4 am feedings. As a 
volunteer you can expect to be involved in all aspects of the 
rehabilitation process. Most of the work for everyone is diet 
preparation and cleaning, but you will also be expected to take part in 
occasional rescues and releases, administer treatments, and participate 
in building projects, grounds maintenance and some educational displays 
within the community. The schedule at the centre can be intense, but you 
will also be given time to enjoy the beautiful scenery this island has 
to offer. The wildlife centre is staffed by a dedicated rehabilitator 
and many volunteers. You will become part of a team of like-minded 
people and will be treated with respect and friendship. Summer student 
positions will be filled on a six week rotational basis, with four time 
frames to fill: April 15 – May 31 June 1 – July 15 July 16 – August 31 
September 1 – October 15 Start dates vary and positions typically last 
six to eight weeks, depending on scheduling. Qualifications: Previous 
wildlife experience is not a prerequisite. Come here with the right 
attitude, prepared to give 100% to our wild patients and this will be an 
extraordinary experience. Compensation: The wildlife centre offers very 
basic housing and occasionally some meals, but for the most part you 
will be responsible for keeping yourself fed.  To Apply: Applications 
will start being reviewed immediately. For more information about MARS, 
to read about previous interns' experiences, and for an application form 
please visit http://wingtips.org/volunteer/internship/ Applications by 
email will not be accepted.

UPLAND GAME BIRD RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at Wisconsin Department of Natural 
Resources.  Website: 
http://dnr.wi.gov/x87201/employment/lte/q207lted.asp?v_request_id_seq_no=9872 
Location: Northern Wisconsin, USA.  Duration: approximately 10 weeks.  
Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 8 Jan 
2016.  Job Description: This position will be responsible for field and 
database support of two, multi-year upland game bird research projects 
aimed at documenting habitat occupancy and distribution of sharp-tailed 
grouse and wild turkeys. The researchers will collaborate with Wisconsin 
DNR Wildlife Management staff and University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) 
partners to conduct daily road-side based auditory and visual surveys of 
sharp-tailed grouse and wild turkeys throughout northern Wisconsin. Two 
positions will be stationed in Grantsburg at Crex Meadows Wildlife Area 
and two will be stationed at the UW Kemp Natural Resources Station near 
Woodruff. Temporary housing, office space, and field vehicles will be 
provided. Each position will last approximately 10 weeks. 85% Goal A. 
Sharp-tailed grouse and wild turkey surveys A1. Conduct early morning 
roadside-based occupancy surveys to document presence of birds. A2. 
Visit each route 3-4 times during the survey season. A3. Collect 
environmental information at each survey stop (e.g., temperature, wind 
speed, precipitation). A4. Use GPS to mark locations of birds. A5. 
Coordinate and schedule daily survey plan in adherence to protocols. A6. 
Map habitat and vegetation at survey sites. A7. Coordinate with 
volunteer citizen scientists to confirm bird observations. 15% Goal B. 
Manage upland game bird database B1. Coordinate processing of field 
data. B2. Enter field data into appropriate database. B3. Maintain 
quality control assurances to preserve integrity of data. B4. Manage and 
secure original hardcopy datasheets. B5. Use Microsoft Excel and Google 
Drive for sharp-tailed grouse and wild turkey data management. 
Qualifications: Knowledge Required: Knowledgeable about wildlife ecology 
or natural resources Ability to detect sharp-tailed grouse and wild 
turkeys by sight and sound Good organizational skills. Prior experience 
with bird surveys, particularly upland game birds, is useful. 
Comfortable with reading maps, familiar with operating a GPS unit, 
navigating to GPS coordinates, and driving a field vehicle along remote, 
gravel/dirt, or two-track roads. Willingness to work well with others, 
have a positive attitude, and possess strong verbal and written English 
Communication skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and 
the Internet.  Compensation: Between $13.00 - $16.00 per hour depending 
on experience and training.  To Apply: Submit Form 9100-162 LTE 
Application (hard copy also available at most DNR offices), resume, 
cover letter and references to: CHRISTOPHER D POLLENTIER, 2801 Progress 
Road, Madison, WI 53716 RE: Job Code 9872 Or via email to: (EM: 
Christopher.Pollentier AT wisconsin.gov). Application materials will be 
reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an 
interview. Additional Information: This position will require 
independent daily travel, a flexible work schedule, the ability to work 
in the very early mornings, and strong organizational and time 
management skills. Due to equipment usage, you must have a valid 
Driver's license, a minimum of two years licensed driving experience and 
must be at least 18 years of age.

SHOREBIRD CONSERVATION INTERN  at U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. 
Location: Charlestown, Rhode Island.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: 
Intern.  Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2016. Job 
Description: Three interns are needed to work as part of the Piping 
Plover recovery project with the USFWS in Rhode Island. This project 
monitors federally protected Piping Plovers and State protected Least 
Terns during the nesting season. American Oystercatchers which is 
classified as a Species of High Concern and federally protected Roseate 
Terns will also be monitored. Surveys will occur on federal, state, and 
private property in southern Rhode Island. The majority of the work for 
this position(s) will take place outdoors. Duties include erecting nest 
exclosures, posting and signing nesting habitat, educating the public, 
monitoring shorebird pairs and chicks, and recording data. Position 
extends from April 14 - August 15 (some flexibility for the start and 
end date exists). Salary $215/week + possibility of housing.  
Qualifications: Applicants must be in good physical shape and able to 
hike long distances on sand with heavy loads (up to 50 pounds). Work 
will include weekends and holidays. Previous birding experience and a 
valid US driver's license are required. Must be a team player, have a 
positive attitude, and be willing to work on other projects within the 
biological program.  Compensation: $215/week plus housing  To Apply: 
Send letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 3 
references to RYAN KLEINERT, 50 Bend Road, Charlestown, RI 02813 OR 
email materials to (EM: Ryan_Kleinert AT fws.gov). Application deadline 
is February 1.

GENERAL BIOLOGICAL INTERNSHIP  at U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. 
Location: Charlestown, Rhode Island.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: 
Intern.  Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2016.  Job Description: . Rhode 
Island’s coastal habitat currently faces a number of threats including 
aggressive exotic invasive plant species. Interns will carry out control 
of invasive plants threatening important coastal shrub-scrub and 
salt-marsh habitat. Control methods include hand-pulling, herbicide 
application, cutting and digging with hand tools, and working with 
volunteers. Duties also include rare plant monitoring, assisting with 
the New England Cottontail captive breeding program, and Piping Plover 
and Least Tern monitoring and protection. One position is available from 
May 12 to August 15 (some flexibility for the start and end date 
exists). Compensation $215/wk plus possibility of housing.  
Qualifications: Applicants must possess excellent field botany skills, 
and have the ability to work outdoors in all types of weather 
conditions, especially heat and humidity, endure biting insects, and to 
work well with others. Additionally, applicants must be in good physical 
shape, be able to hike long distances while carrying equipment, and 
possess a valid driver’s license.  Compensation: $215/week plus housing  
To Apply: Send letter of interest, resume and contact information for 3 
references to NICK ERNST, 50 Bend Road, Charlestown, RI 02813 OR email 
materials to (EM: Nick_Ernst AT fws.gov). Application deadline is 
February 1.

SALT MARSH INTERNSHIP  at U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Location: 
Charlestown, Rhode Island.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Intern.  
Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2016.  Job Description: New England salt 
marshes provide critical habitat for a number of plant and animal 
species, many of high conservation value. Currently, the Rhode Island 
National Wildlife Refuge Complex is working on restoration projects 
designed to restore degraded saltmarsh habitat at two of its refuges - 
John H. Chafee and Sachuest NWR. Interns will assist with restoration 
implementation and monitoring activities. Responsibilities include but 
are not limited to saltmarsh sparrow surveys and mist-netting/banding, 
saltmarsh sparrow nest searching and monitoring, vegetation surveys, 
shellfish surveys, eelgrass surveys, fish sampling, planting native 
saltmarsh grasses, and invasive plant control. Experience with 
mist-netting songbirds, eastern songbird bird identification, saltmarsh 
plant identification, and kayaking preferred but not required. One 
position is available from May 12 to August 15 (some flexibility for the 
start and end date exists). Compensation $215/wk plus possible housing.  
Qualifications: Applicants must possess the ability to work outdoors in 
all types of weather conditions, especially heat and humidity; to endure 
biting insects; to work well with others; and be in good physical shape 
and able to hike over uneven terrain while carrying equipment. 
Applicants also must possess a valid driver’s license and be willing to 
assist with other refuge projects such as invasive plant eradication and 
Piping Plover monitoring. Compensation: $215/week plus housing  To 
Apply: Send letter of interest, resume and contact information for 3 
references to JENNIFER WHITE, 50 Bend Road, Charlestown, RI 02813 OR 
email materials to (EM: Jennifer_White AT fws.gov). Application deadline 
is February 1.

WILDLIFE REHABILITATOR INTERN  at Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of 
Edmonton.  Website: http://wildlife-edm.ca  Location: Edmonton, 
Alberta.  Duration: 20 hrs to 40 hrs per week with a 3 ,4 ,5 or 6 month 
commitment from April - October.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 
30. Application Deadline: 19 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Wildlife 
Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton (WRSE) - Internship Program Position: 
Wildlife Rehabilitator Intern Number of Positions Available: 30 Time 
Period: April 2016– October 2016 Start dates: April 1, May 1, & June 1 
Hours: 20 – 40 hr per week Minimum commitment: 3 months WRSE is seeking 
enthusiastic people who love wildlife, the outdoors, have a strong 
desire to learn and work well in a team environment, to assist us in 
maintaining the best care possible for our patients. The Wildlife 
Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton is a non-partisan, charitable 
organization that provides compassionate care for injured and orphaned 
wildlife and educates the public on the importance of wildlife in our 
community. We provide a high standard of care to a wide variety of 
native and migratory species. Approximately 80% of our patients are wild 
birds (waterfowl, birds of prey, songbirds) and 20% small mammals 
(squirrels, porcupines, fox). Duties: Working under the supervision of 
the Animal Care Manager or appropriately identified staff, interns will 
be helping wildlife by: preparing appropriate species’ diets & 
monitoring food intake, enclosure setup & cleaning, habitat enrichment, 
recording & charting progress, administering medications; providing 
intense neonate care for baby birds, mammals and ducklings; specialized 
waterfowl care, daily laundry and cleaning duties, indoor and outdoor 
facility maintenance and gardening. Interns are required to follow all 
policy, procedures and protocols at the WRSE to ensure a high standard 
of animal care. Interns will also interact with and work with other 
facility volunteers, summer students and casual relief staff. Location: 
Interns may apply to work at the WRSE Hospital in Edmonton or the Rehab 
Centre in Spruce Grove. Positions will start in April, May, and June and 
require a minimum of 20 hrs to a maximum of 40 hrs per week with a 3, 4, 
5 or 6 month commitment. Benefits & skill development for the Intern: 
•Species identification, habitat enrichment, release site research and 
proper husbandry techniques •Animal handling, tube feeding, dosage 
calculations, administering medication, performing lab work •Further 
your career or educational goals •Orientation and training provided 
•Learning job skills and team work •Mentorship and friendships with 
like-minded people •Certificate of completion of internship provided 
Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton’s staff thanks you for your 
interest in our volunteer internship program. All applicants will go 
through an application, screening, and interview process followed by 
orientation, in class training and onsite training to be successful in 
their position.   Qualifications: •Minimum age of 19 years of age or 
older •Experience or coursework in: biological or environmental 
sciences, wildlife rehabilitation or management, veterinary medicine, 
animal welfare or husbandry •Current tetanus vaccination, good physical 
health, and stamina •Rabies vaccination an asset •Good communication and 
interpersonal skills •Ability to work independently and as a team member 
•Ability to be motivated, flexible and patient in a highly demanding 
work environment •Criminal record check •Must provide references  
Compensation: All positions are voluntary, NO salary is offered. You may 
receive a $1000.00 bursary from SCIP (Serving Communities Internship 
Program) if you qualify under their program.  To Apply: Go to 
http://www.wildlife-edm.ca/internships and complete the Application Form

SEABIRD BEHAVIOUR & ECOLOGY  at Hokkaido University.  Location: Teuri 
and Rishiri Islands in Hokkaido, Japan.  Duration: 3 months. Job Type: 
Volunteer.  Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2016.  Job Description: 
Behavioural Ecology of seabirds by using bio-logging techniques. 
Location: Teuri and Rishiri Islands, Hokkaido, Japan. Duration: 3 
months.    Job Type: Volunteer. Details: We use bio-logging devices 
(e.g. geolocators, GPS recorders) on two species (Rhinoceros Auklets and 
Black-backed Gulls) to study behavioural ecology of colonial seabirds. 
Most work will involve assisting a long-term monitoring project and 
behavioural studies of post-doc fellows and graduate students from 
Hokkaido University coordinated by Yutaka Watanuki, with the daily 
monitoring breeding birds and their chicks, and the deployment and 
retrieval of tracking devices. It will also involve entering data 
collected in the field into databases.  Qualifications: We are looking 
for an enthusiastic, hardworking young biologist to work as a voluntary 
Research Assistant to help with our seabird research on Teuri Island, 
Hokkaido, Japan, between May and July 2015. Previous experience in the 
field or in harsh conditions is desirable, but not essential. Work on 
Teuri requires long hours (with some work at night and at dawn) spent in 
a cold and wet environment and considerable manual work. A successful 
candidate should be able to work independently and have a reasonable 
level of fitness. Planning to embark on further research degrees in the 
future would be preferable. It is also important that the assistant 
feels comfortable sharing sometimes crowded accommodation with a number 
of colleagues over long periods of time, and can cope with the 
occasional untidiness inevitably associated with fieldwork.  
Compensation: Unfortunately we cannot provide a stipend but 
accommodation (shared and basic) on Teuri/Rishiri will be covered. 
However, the project is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience 
in modern field ornithology, with bio-logging techniques. There will 
also be opportunities for the assistant to learn some analytical 
techniques applied to animal movement data. Teuri/Rishiri has mobile 
coverage and some access to Internet, however movements to and from the 
mainland are limited because of unpredictable wind conditions. 
Teuri/Rishiri is an inhabited island and there are small restaurants and 
grocery stores. There is a small community of other researchers, ringers 
and volunteers at our shared accommodation.  To Apply: If you are 
interested, please email a CV and a statement of interest and arrange 
for two letters of reference to be emailed to (EM: akikosho AT gmail.com 
(with ywata AT fish.hokudai.ac.jp in cc)). The deadline for submitting 
applications (including reference letters) is the 31st January 2016. We 
will interview the shortlisted candidates (on Skype) shortly after and 
we expect to make a decision by late February.

PH.D. GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP, Biological and Environmental Sciences and 
Science Communication  at University of Rhode Island.  Website: 
http://web.uri.edu/cels-gradprograms/bes/  Location: Kingston, Rhode 
Island.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Student.  Application Deadline: 10 
Jan 2016.  Job Description: An interdisciplinary Ph.D. graduate 
assistantship is available at the University of Rhode Island (URI) that 
combines original research in science communication and biological or 
environmental sciences. The Ph.D. student will contribute to an 
interdisciplinary, NSF-funded training program in graduate science 
writing at URI. Co-PIs on the NSF project are Dr. Ingrid Lofgren 
(Nutrition & Food Sciences), Dr. Caroline Gottschalk Druschke (Natural 
Resources Science and Writing & Rhetoric), Dr. Nancy Karraker (Natural 
Resources Science), Dr. Scott McWilliams (Natural Resources Science) and 
Dr. Nedra Reynolds (Writing & Rhetoric). The broader research topic 
pursued by the Ph.D. student is flexible but should fall within the 
expertise of at least one faculty mentor in the Biological & 
Environmental Sciences (BES) graduate program 
(http://web.uri.edu/cels-gradprograms/bes/). Strong candidates will be 
able to articulate how their research program will effectively combine 
original research in biological or environmental sciences and science 
communication education.  Qualifications: Applicants must have completed 
undergraduate and Masters degrees (M.Sc. or M.A.) that included research 
or training in biological or environmental sciences and science 
communication/writing, must have earned at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, 
must have taken the GRE, and must have strong oral and written 
communication skills. Students whose first language is not English must 
exceed minimum TOEFL scores (>79). Candidates with experience working in 
interdisciplinary, collaborative teams of faculty and students are 
preferred. We encourage applications from underrepresented groups, 
including women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Graduate 
student training within the College of the Environment and Life Sciences 
(http://web.uri.edu/cels/) is designed to provide students with a 
strong, interdisciplinary and integrative learning environment. Academic 
year stipend, tuition and health insurance are paid. Starting date is 
September 2016.  Compensation: Full academic year stipend and tuition 
remission, plus summer salary.  To apply submit the following by email: 
a letter stating your qualifications and research interests, CV, 
unofficial copies of college transcripts and GRE scores, and contact 
information for three references (not letters) by no later than 10 
January 2016 (early application is encouraged) to Dr. INGRID LOFGREN, 
Department of Nutrition & Food Sciences, University of Rhode Island, 
Kingston, RI 02881 (PH: 401-874-5706; EM: ingridlofgren AT uri.edu). 
Materials should be combined into a single Word or PDF document. In your 
application materials, please identify at least one BES faculty mentor 
whom you are interested in working with on your research project(s). 
Prior to applying, you should correspond with this faculty mentor about 
your research interests and the available opportunities to work in their 
research group, mentioning this specific graduate assistantship. 
Selected candidates will be asked to apply to the URI Graduate School 
via the online application process described here: 
http://web.uri.edu/graduate-school/apply/ - early application is 
encouraged.

TERN RESTORATION FIELD BIOLOGISTS  at Environment Canada - Canadian 
Wildlife Service.  Website: 
http://www.speciesatrisk.ca/roseatetern/recovery_CI.html  Location: Nova 
Scotia.  Duration: May - early August 2016.  Job Type: Temporary. Number 
of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2016.  Job Description: 
Environment Canada - Canadian Wildlife Service is seeking three 
contractors to implement a tern restoration project on Country Island in 
Guysborough County, Nova Scotia from May – early August 2016. The 
contracts are to coordinate and conduct the field project (one contract) 
and to conduct field work (2 contracts). The field site is remote and 
conditions are fairly primitive. Breeding seabirds on Country Island 
include Arctic, Common and Roseate Terns, Black Guillemots, and Leach’s 
Storm Petrels.  Qualifications: These contracts are open to Canadian 
citizens only.  To Apply: For more information, please contact: KAREN 
POTTER (EM: karen.potter AT canada.ca) Wildlife Biologist, Canadian 
Wildlife Service - Environment Canada.

SEASONAL COLONY MONITORS FOR SEABIRD ECOLOGY/RESTORATION PROJECT AT EAST 
SAND ISLAND  at The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State 
University.  Website: http://www.birdresearchnw.org. Location: Astoria, 
Oregon.  Duration: Anticipated starting date of March 07, 2016 and end 
date of July 31, 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2.  
Application Deadline: 8 Jan 2016.  Job Description: The Department of 
Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University has openings for 2 
Colony Monitors with a Seabird Ecology/Restoration Project that has been 
studying the diet and behavioral ecology of Caspian terns, 
Double-crested cormorants, and several gull species in coastal and 
southeast Oregon, the upper Columbia River basin, and northern 
California for over 15 years. Current studies include on-colony 
behavioral and productivity observations, ground and aerial surveys to 
determine nesting and foraging distribution, diet monitoring, leg 
banding and satellite telemetry to document inter-colony movement and 
foraging patterns, and non-lethal techniques for management of 
piscivorous waterbirds. The project is a collaboration with researchers 
from the U.S. Geological Survey - Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife 
Research Unit and Real Time Research, a private consulting firm. 
Positions provide excellent field research experience and employees can 
expect to learn a great deal about seabird biology. Further information 
about the project can be viewed at www.birdresearchnw.org. LOCATION: 
Colony Monitor positions will be based in Astoria, Oregon. DATES: Full 
time seasonal position with anticipated starting date of March 07, 2016, 
and end date of July 31, 2016. However, some positions may be extended 
past this end date. DUTIES: Primary duty of the position will be 
collecting field data for on-going Caspian tern studies at East Sand 
Island, near Astoria, Oregon. Colony Monitors will CAMP on East Sand 
Island in the Columbia River estuary for EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME. 
Colony Monitors will be in regular contact with the rest of the research 
group, but will have limited shore leave. Positions require long hours 
of data collection, often in suboptimal conditions (wet, cold, windy, or 
hot), with infrequent and irregular time off. The work is physically 
strenuous and involves crawling on knees, bending over or stooping, and 
sitting for extended periods of time using binoculars and spotting 
scopes. All duties must be performed with a high degree of quality, 
uniformity, and timeliness. The employee must work as a team member and 
will be required to live and work in close quarters and in isolated 
settings for extended periods of time. Camping accommodations are 
provided while on island and shared housing is provided while on shore. 
In addition to the duties list above, all employees will also be 
expected to assist with field site preparation and maintenance, which 
can be physically demanding at times. Selected candidates may also 
provide support to graduate student projects.  Qualifications: 
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must possess and maintain a current, valid 
Driver’s License. Seasonal Colony Monitors will be employed through a 
temporary hiring agency and will be required to pass a drug screening 
and background check. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a 
strong interest in avian ecology and feel comfortable working on small 
boats. Current Department of Interior motor boat operator certification 
(MOCC) and good swimming skills a plus. Preference will be given to 
applicants with knowledge of seabird behavior, possession of a 
bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Science or related field, and experience 
in backcountry camping, fish identification, and band resighting.  
Compensation: SALARY: $2300.00 per month, shared housing and grocery 
stipend is provided.  To Apply: APPLICATIONS: A complete application 
must consist of an attached SINGLE DOCUMENT (Word or PDF) containing; 1) 
a one page cover letter addressing your qualifications as they relate to 
the specific requirements, qualifications, and duties described above, 
2) a professional resume, and, 3) telephone numbers AND email addresses 
of three references familiar with the applicant's professional 
qualifications. APPLICATION DOCUMENTS MUST BE NAMED WITH THE FOLLOWING 
FORMAT; Lastname_Firstname_2016_Colony Monitor. MS word files preferred. 
For full consideration apply by January 8, 2016. SUBMIT TO: PETER LOSCHL 
and TIM LAWES at (EM: avian.jobs AT oregonstate.edu) with subject line: 
seabird 2016 colony monitor Email submissions preferred or send hard 
copies to: Peter Loschl and Tim Lawes Department of Fisheries and 
Wildlife Oregon State University 104 Nash Hall Corvallis, OR, 97331-3803 
If you have specific questions regarding this position, please contact 
PETER LOSCHL (EM: pete.loschl AT oregonstate.edu) or TIM LAWES (EM: 
timothy.lawes AT oregonstate.edu). OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN AA/EOE.

SEASONAL CREW LEADERS FOR SEABIRD ECOLOGY/RESTORATION PROJECT  at The 
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University.  
Website: http://www.birdresearchnw.org.  Location: Tri-Cities or Othello 
areas of Washington or Astoria, Oregon. Duration: February 22, 2016 to 
August 31.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. Application 
Deadline: 8 Jan 2016.  Job Description: The Department of Fisheries and 
Wildlife at Oregon State University anticipates openings for 3 Seasonal 
Crew Leaders with a Seabird Ecology/Restoration Project that has been 
studying the diet and behavioral ecology of Caspian terns, 
Double-crested cormorants, and several gull species in coastal and 
southeast Oregon, the upper Columbia River basin, and northern 
California for over 15 years. Current studies include on-colony 
behavioral and productivity observations, ground and aerial surveys to 
determine nesting and foraging distribution, diet monitoring, leg 
banding and satellite telemetry to document inter-colony movement and 
foraging patterns, and non-lethal techniques for management of 
piscivorous waterbirds. The project is a close collaboration with 
researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey - Oregon Cooperative Fish 
and Wildlife Research Unit and Real Time Research, a private consulting 
firm. Positions provide excellent field research experience and 
employees can expect to learn a great deal about seabird biology. 
Further information about the project can be viewed at 
www.birdresearchnw.org. LOCATION: Crew Leader positions to be based out 
of the Tri-Cities or Othello areas of Washington and Astoria, Oregon. 
Additional Crew Lead positions at other locations may be become 
available contingent upon funding. SALARY: $2500.00 - $2900.00 per 
month, shared housing and grocery stipend is provided. DATES: Full time 
seasonal position with anticipated starting dates of February 22, 2016. 
Anticipated ending dates are August 31. Work period may be extended 
beyond the anticipated end dates as needed; flexibility on start and end 
dates is desirable. DUTIES: Primary duties for Crew Leaders based in 
Washington will be to assist with the implementation and monitoring of 
an Inland Avian Predation Management Plan using passive and active 
dissuasion of Caspian tern nesting. Primary duties for the Crew Leader 
based in Astoria, OR will be to assist with the Caspian tern colony 
monitoring and with implementation and monitoring of avian predation 
management techniques using passive and active dissuasion to restrict 
Caspian tern nesting on East Sand Island, near Astoria, Oregon. 
Management at both sites is being implemented to reduce avian predation 
on ESA listed salmonids in the Columbia River system. All Crew Leaders 
will coordinate field crew activities, relay detailed instructions to 
crew members, collect data, monitor data collection and adherence to 
data collection protocols by the field technicians, prepare weekly 
reports, communicate with field coordinators and principle 
investigators, and make quick decisions in response to unforeseen or 
changing situations. Crew Leaders will act as a liaison to property 
owners or managers and ensure proper care and maintenance of field crew 
rental housing. Positions require working extended hours, often in 
suboptimal conditions (wet, cold, windy, or hot), with infrequent and 
irregular time off. The work is physically strenuous and may involve 
crawling on knees, bending over or stooping, and sitting for long 
periods of time using binoculars and spotting scopes. Crew leaders will 
direct the work of field technicians to ensure all duties are performed 
with a high degree of quality, uniformity, and timeliness. Crew Leaders 
must work as team members and will be required to live and work in close 
quarters and in isolated settings. Regular on-site camping will be 
required throughout the field season for some positions. Crew Leads may 
be asked to participate in regional aerial surveys of Caspian tern and 
other piscivorous waterbird colonies. In addition to the duties list 
above, all employees will also be expected to assist with field site 
preparation and maintenance, including the installation and maintenance 
of passive dissuasion materials. Duties can be physically demanding at 
times. Selected candidates may also provide support to graduate student 
projects.  Qualifications: REQUIREMENTS: For full consideration, 
applicants must possess and maintain a current, valid Driver’s License 
and have boat handling and operation experience, supervisory experience, 
and knowledge of seabird biology. Crew Leaders will be employed through 
a temporary hiring agency and will be required to pass a drug screening 
and background check. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a 
strong interest in avian ecology and feel comfortable conducting and 
directing the work of others using small boats. Current Department of 
Interior motor boat operator certification (MOCC) and good swimming 
skills a plus. Preference will be given for prior supervisory experience 
involving avian research and monitoring, experience conducting wildlife 
management, professional field experience involving boat operation, 
knowledge of seabird behavior, fish identification experience, and 
possession of a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Science or a related 
field.  Compensation: SALARY: $2500.00 - $2900.00 per month, shared 
housing and grocery stipend is provided.  To Apply: APPLICATIONS: A 
complete application must consist of an attached SINGLE DOCUMENT (Word 
or PDF) containing; 1) a one page cover letter addressing your 
qualifications as they relate to the specific requirements, 
qualifications, and duties described above, 2) a professional resume, 
and 3) telephone numbers AND email addresses of three references 
familiar with the applicant's professional qualifications. Application 
DOCUMENTS MUST BE NAMED WITH THE FOLLOWING FORMAT; 
Lastname_Firstname_2016_Crew Lead. MS word files preferred. For full 
consideration apply by January 8, 2016. SUBMIT TO: Peter Loschl and Tim 
Lawes at (EM: avian.jobs AT oregonstate.edu) with subject line: seabird 
2016 crew lead Email submissions preferred or send hard copies to: Peter 
Loschl and Tim Lawes Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Oregon State 
University 104 Nash Hall Corvallis, OR, 97331-3803 If you have specific 
questions regarding these positions, please contact PETER LOSCHL (EM: 
pete.loschl AT oregonstate.edu) or TIM LAWES (EM: timothy.lawes AT 
oregonstate.edu). OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN AA/EOE.

SEASONAL FIELD TECHNICIANS FOR SEABIRD ECOLOGY RESTORATION AND 
MANAGEMENT PROJECT  at The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at 
Oregon State University.  Website: http://www.birdresearchnw.org. 
Location: Tri-Cities (Pasco/Richland/Kennewick) or Othello (Potholes 
Reservoir) areas of Washington State.  Duration: February 22 to July 31, 
2016.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 6. Application Deadline: 
8 Jan 2016.  Job Description: The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife 
at Oregon State University anticipates openings for up to 6 Field 
Technicians within a Seabird Ecology Restoration and Management Project 
that has been studying the diet and behavioral ecology of Caspian terns, 
Double-crested cormorants, and several gull species in coastal and 
southeast Oregon, the upper Columbia River basin, and northern 
California for over 15 years. Current studies include on-colony 
behavioral and productivity observations, ground and aerial surveys to 
determine nesting and foraging distribution, diet monitoring, leg 
banding and satellite telemetry to document inter-colony movement and 
foraging patterns, and non-lethal techniques for management of 
piscivorous waterbirds. The project is a close collaboration with 
researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey - Oregon Cooperative Fish 
and Wildlife Research Unit and Real Time Research, a private consulting 
firm. Positions provide excellent field research experience and 
employees can expect to learn a great deal about seabird biology. 
Further information about the project can be viewed at 
www.birdresearchnw.org. LOCATION: Seasonal Field Technician to be based 
out of the Tri-Cities (Pasco/Richland/Kennewick) or Othello (Potholes 
Reservoir) areas of Washington State. DATES: Full time seasonal position 
with anticipated starting dates of February 22, 2016. Anticipated ending 
dates are July 31, 2016. Work period may be extended beyond the 
anticipated end dates as needed; flexibility on start and end dates is 
desirable. SALARY: $2200.00 per month, shared housing and grocery 
stipend is provided. DUTIES: Primary duties will be to assist with the 
implementation and monitoring of the US Army Corps of Engineers Inland 
Avian Predation Management Plan using passive and active dissuasion of 
Caspian tern nesting in order to reduce predation of ESA listed 
salmonids in the Columbia River system. Positions require working 
extended hours, often in suboptimal conditions (wet, cold, windy, or 
hot), with infrequent and irregular time off. The work is physically 
strenuous and may involve crawling on knees, bending over or stooping, 
and sitting for long periods of time using binoculars and spotting 
scopes. All duties must be performed with a high degree of quality, 
uniformity, and timeliness. The employee must work as a team member and 
will be required to live and work in close quarters and in isolated 
settings. For all positions, regular on-site camping will be required 
throughout the field season. Field Technicians may be asked to 
participate in regional aerial surveys of Caspian tern and 
double-crested cormorant colonies. In addition to the duties list above, 
all employees will be expected to assist with field site preparation and 
maintenance, including the installation and maintenance of passive 
dissuasion materials. Duties can be physically demanding at times. 
Selected candidates may also provide support to graduate student 
projects.  Qualifications: REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must possess and 
maintain a current, valid Driver’s License. Seasonal technicians will be 
employed through a temporary hiring agency and will be required to pass 
a drug screening and background check. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
Applicants should have a strong interest in avian ecology and feel 
comfortable working on small boats. Current Department of Interior motor 
boat operator certification (MOCC) and good swimming skills a plus. 
Preference will be given to applicants with experience conducting 
wildlife management, knowledge of boat operation, seabird behavior, fish 
identification experience, and possession of a bachelor’s degree in 
Wildlife Science or a related field.  Compensation: SALARY: $2200.00 per 
month, shared housing and grocery stipend is provided.  To Apply: 
APPLICATIONS: A complete application must consist of an attached SINGLE 
DOCUMENT (Word or PDF) containing; 1) a one page cover letter addressing 
your qualifications as they relate to the specific requirements, 
qualifications, and duties described above, 2) a professional resume, 
and 3) telephone numbers AND email addresses of three references 
familiar with the applicant's professional qualifications. Application 
DOCUMENTS MUST BE NAMED WITH THE FOLLOWING FORMAT; 
Lastname_Firstname_2016_Field Tech. MS word files preferred. For full 
consideration apply by January 8, 2016. SUBMIT TO: Peter Loschl and Tim 
Lawes at (EM: avian.jobs AT oregonstate.edu) with subject line: seabird 
2016 field tech Email submissions preferred or send hard copies to: 
Peter Loschl and Tim Lawes Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Oregon 
State University 104 Nash Hall Corvallis, OR, 97331-3803 If you have 
specific questions regarding this position, please contact PETER LOSCHL 
(EM: pete.loschl AT oregonstate.edu) or TIM LAWES (EM: timothy.lawes AT 
oregonstate.edu). OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN AA/EOE.

BANDING ASSISTANT  at University of Arizona.  Website: 
http://uacareers.com/postings/7481  Location: Missoula, Montana. 
Duration: 5 months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 11 Jan 
2016.  Job Description: BANDING ASSISTANT POSITION AVAILABLE: Work on an 
ongoing long-term study of the evolutionary ecology of bluebird 
populations in western Montana. Work includes bird banding, hormone 
sampling, mist netting, morphological measurements, and behavioral 
observations. Extensive experience banding and handling adult passerine 
birds is required. Experience yolk sampling and/or handling eggs a plus. 
Must be comfortable working alone and be physically fit (capable of 
carrying a moderately heavy backpack during mountain hiking). Position 
starts as early as March 16th and continues through July (start and end 
dates flexible). Pays ~$1800-2150/mo, depending on experience and offers 
excellent benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance plans. 
Will provide partial reimbursement for travel to Montana (up to $300) 
and can also assist with finding reasonably priced housing in Missoula. 
Must have reliable transportation. Application review will begin 
immediately and will continue until positions are filled. See Dr. 
Duckworth’s web page www.u.arizona.edu/~rad3 for more information about 
the project.  Qualifications: * Proficiency in capturing, banding and 
bleeding passerine birds * Experience handling eggs a plus * Ability to 
work independently * Strong organizational skills * Bachelor's Degree in 
Biology or closely related field Compensation: $10.87-$13.50 per hour, 
DOE  To apply, visit http://uacareers.com/postings/7481 web site and 
upload a cover letter describing why you are interested in this 
position, a resume, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses 
of three references.

WARBLER EVOLUTION AND BEHAVIOR BIOGEOGRAPHY FIELD ASSISTANT  at 
University of British Columbia.  Website: 
http://sites.google.com/site/warblerevolutionecology/  Location: West 
coast North America.  Duration: Early May-mid July, 2016.  Job Type: 
Volunteer.  Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2016.  Job Description: This 
position requires assisting PhD research on warbler behavior ecology and 
biogeography. Daily tasks including driving and hiking (around 8 KM/day) 
in remote coastal forests, mist-netting, assisting banding and note 
taking, and conducting behavioral studies on wood warblers. We will be 
traveling among many field sites studying birds on almost every sunny 
day from 4:30AM to 4PM. Then we will set up campsites near field sites. 
Qualifications: • Previous camping experience in remote places. • 
Driver’s license that will be valid for driving in the USA in May-July, 
2016. • Bird banding/mist-netting experience will not be required, but 
will be an asset.  Compensation: Food and camping cost will be covered.  
To Apply: Please send your cover letter and CV to (EM: wangsmt AT 
zoology.ubc.ca). Please also arrange two reference letters sent to the 
email address provided as well.

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at California State University, Fresno Foundation.  
Website: http://www.auxiliary.com/auxhr/jobs.html Location: Central 
Valley & Mojave Desert, CA.  Duration: Open. Job Type: Temporary. Number 
of Openings: 6. Application Deadline: 24 Dec 2015.  Job Description: Six 
(6) Research Technicians will be hired through a contract with the 
California State University, Fresno Foundation to support California 
Department of Fish and Wildlife’s “Terrestrial Species Stressor 
Monitoring” project. As part of a resource assessment team, technicians 
will be responsible for implementing field surveys at selected sites 
throughout the Great Valley and Mojave Desert Ecoregions of California. 
The goal of this project is to monitor terrestrial wildlife populations 
(including birds, mammals, reptiles, & amphibians) and their 
vulnerability to drought and other stressors. Successful candidates will 
assist with equipment and logistical preparation for the project from 
early February through mid-March 2016, and will work a 40 hour/week 
Monday-Friday schedule. This work will primarily be based out of 
Sacramento, CA, but may also include travel to the Mojave Desert. Field 
work will occur from mid-March through June 2016, and may require up to 
48 hours/week, Monday-Friday. Teams will be assigned to either the 
Central Valley or Mojave Desert for the duration of the field season. 
Under the general direction of California Department of Fish and 
Wildlife (CDFW) Project Managers, the incumbent will be responsible for 
the following. Typical duties include, but are not limited to: - Test 
and calibrate field sampling equipment, including infrared camera traps 
and digital acoustic recorders. - Assist CDFW staff with refinement of 
field sampling protocols and procedures. - Assess potential sampling 
sites for suitability and access. - Extensive travel to remote locations 
for up to a week at a time throughout the field season (March-June), 
including camping in remote locations. - Safely perform strenuous field 
work, including hiking long distances over rugged terrain in extreme 
weather conditions, carrying heavy equipment, and operating hand tools. 
- Set up, check, and take down camera stations and acoustic recorders, 
including following detailed protocols and troubleshooting sensitive 
electronic equipment in remote locations. - Collect biological data 
using standardized inventory methods, including vegetation surveys, 
amphibian and reptile visual encounter surveys, and bird point count 
surveys. Legibly and accurately enter data on paper forms. - Communicate 
regularly with CDFW Field Coordinators and other teams regarding project 
logistics and completion status, equipment needs, personnel issues, and 
safety concerns. - Download electronic data, enter survey data into 
databases, and perform quality control checks of all data collected. - 
Prepare monthly reports such as time sheets, travel expense claims, and 
mileage logs. - Communicate effectively and professionally with 
landowners and the general public - Other related duties as assigned  
Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or 
university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or 
equivalent combination of education and experience - Experience and/or 
educational background in biological surveying, field sampling, or 
studying/evaluating wildlife populations and habitats. - Proven ability 
to accurately collect, record, and report data, and adhere to data 
collection and safety protocols in a field setting. - Physical 
capability and endurance to safely and efficiently conduct field work in 
remote settings under inclement weather conditions, including the 
ability to hike off-trail across steep, rough terrain, carrying heavy 
equipment. - Strong organizational skills and familiarity with common 
computer software programs (e.g., spreadsheets, word processing, 
databases, electronic mail). - Experience performing vegetation surveys 
and/or plant identification. Familiarity with California Central Valley 
and/or Mojave Desert plant species is preferred. - Experience conducting 
avian point count surveys and/or identifying bird species by 
vocalizations. Familiarity with California Central Valley and/or Mojave 
Desert bird species is preferred. - Experience identifying reptile and 
amphibian species and/or conducting visual encounter surveys for these 
taxa. Familiarity with California Central Valley and/or Mojave Desert 
species is preferred. - Experience interpreting camera trap photographic 
data is preferred. - Experience conducting bioacoustic monitoring is 
preferred. - Strong written and verbal communication skills. - Ability 
to maintain professional working relationships with supervisors and 
peers. - Ability and willingness to travel for up to a week at a time 
throughout the field season (March-June), camping in remote areas. - 
Proficiency navigating with maps and handheld GPS. Familiarity with SPOT 
locators is preferred. - Valid driver’s license and safe driving record; 
4-wheel drive experience is preferred for Central Valley work, and is 
required for work in the Mojave Desert.  Compensation: $15.00/hour. 
Benefits include vacation, sick, holiday pay, medical, dental, vision, 
and life insurance.  To Apply: To apply, please visit the Human 
Resources page at www.auxiliary.com for job announcement and 
application. Applications may be mailed, emailed, faxed or delivered in 
person to: California State University, Fresno Auxiliary Human Resources 
2771 E. Shaw Ave. (there is no suite number) Fresno, CA 93710 Fax: (559) 
278-0988 E-mail completed application & resume to: (EM: HRAUX AT 
LISTSERV.csufresno.edu)

AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS FOR SURVEYS IN THE GREAT BASIN  at 
University of California, Berkeley.  Website: 
http://mvz.berkeley.edu/Grinnell/  Location: Great Basin Desert, CA and 
NV.  Duration: May 9 through mid-July 2016.  Job Type: Temporary. Number 
of Openings: 2. Job Description: Two (2) avian point count field 
technicians are needed from May 9 through mid-July 2016 for a project 
studying the impacts of climate change on breeding bird distributions 
over the last 100 years. Survey sites primarily occur on the federal 
lands of Nevada throughout the Great Basin region of the state. Duties 
will include: (i) conducting point counts along 2 km transects (accessed 
by road and/or on foot by trail); (ii) installation and removal of 
temporary recording equipment along survey transects; and (iii) 
surveying for habitat characteristics. Additional information on the 
study can be found at http://mvz.berkeley.edu/Grinnell/.  
Qualifications: Technicians must have excellent eyesight and hearing; be 
able to identify birds by sight and call/song; and have prior experience 
with standard avian point count methods. In addition, applicants must be 
able to navigate roads with maps to find sites, maintain accurate 
records of each visit, and enjoy working outdoors. All applicants must 
have a valid driver's license and a vehicle adequate to handle 4WD 
roads. Work-related mileage will be reimbursed at the standard federal 
rate. Qualified candidates will: (i) be experienced in avian point count 
survey techniques and be able to identify birds of the Great Basin 
desert by sight and sound OR be experienced in bird identification and 
willing to put in additional effort to learn local bird species; (ii) be 
well-organized and self-motivated with a record of being able to conduct 
fieldwork independently; (iii) be able to walk long distances over 
rugged terrain while carrying 40 lbs or more of gear; (iv) have the 
ability to interface with the public when necessary; (v) be comfortable 
working independently and camping for up to 10 days at a time at 
undeveloped sites; and (vi) be able to provide their own basic camping 
equipment. Experience with GPS desirable but not required.  
Compensation: Salary is $2167/month.  To apply please send a resume, 
cover letter detailing your interest in the position and relevant 
experience, and contact information (email and phone numbers) for three 
references by email to KELLY IKNAYAN, PhD student (EM: iknayank AT 
berkeley.edu) in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy & 
Management, University of California–Berkeley. Please use the subject 
line: “Avian Point Count Position”. Applications will be reviewed as 
they are received until the position is filled.

2010-2015 IONA ISLAND BIRD OBSERVATORY CUMULATIVE REPORT WRITER  at 
WildResearch.  Website: www.wildresearch.ca  Location: Vancouver or 
remote.  Duration: 3 months.  Application Deadline: 28 Dec 2015. Job 
Description: Non-profit organization, WildResearch is seeking the 
services of an experienced writer and statistician to produce a 
cumulative report. The report will summarize bird monitoring data 
collected during the first five years (2010-2015) of WildResearch’s 
flagship program, Iona Island Bird Observatory (IIBO). The report will 
include statistical analyses of bird-monitoring data, including 
mark-recapture survival analysis and multivariate analyses. The written 
report will detail analyses, summarize results, and describe program 
successes from 2010-2015. For more information about this opportunity, 
please click here: 
http://wildresearch.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/RFP_draft_20151206_Final.pdf 
Qualifications: Applicants are asked to submit bids for a contract to 
produce the cumulative report. Applications submitted by single 
applicants are preferred, however, we will consider applications 
submitted by more than one person. If there are multiple individuals in 
one application, the names, roles, and individual timelines of 
contributions must be clearly documented, along with each individual's 
testimony of expertise.  Compensation: Project Budget: $4,000 to $5,000 
(CAD), including all related costs  To Apply: INSTRUCTIONS FOR 
SUBMITTING PROPOSAL The proposal should demonstrate: knowledge of the 
project and/or the type of data collected at bird monitoring stations; 
include a proposed methodology, work plan and budget identifying the 
cost for each phase/deliverable, and the total costs of the work; 
describe the candidate’s experience and overall qualifications, and 
demonstrate ability to work within the timeline; and provide at least 
two references and two examples of writing/statistical experience. 
Proposals should be submitted electronically in PDF format to: Christine 
Rock, IIBO Project Manager, WildResearch (EM: crock AT wildresearch.ca) 
The successful applicant will be notified on or before January 12, 2016.
Subject: Birdjobs -- dECEMBER 20, 2015
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2015 00:03:31 -0500
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BENDIRE’S THRASHER FIELD ASSISTANT: NEW MEXICO  at New Mexico State 
University and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Location: 
Western New Mexico.  Duration: mid-February through mid to late July.  
Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3-7. Application Deadline: 30 
Dec 2015.  Job Description: 3-7 field technicians are needed to assist 
with a graduate student research project studying the distribution and 
habitat requirements of Bendire’s Thrasher (BETH) throughout its New 
Mexico range and parts of Arizona. Our study objectives are 1) To locate 
and map BETH territories throughout their breeding range in New Mexico 
and Arizona. 2) To quantify vegetation characteristics around BETH nests 
and territories. 3) To investigate BETH interactions with other Thrasher 
species. Primary duties of the field assistants include, but are not 
limited to, assisting with avian point counts, territory mapping, as 
well as vegetation surveys. Eligible applicant will be available for 
work beginning in mid-February through mid to late July. Irregular 
hours, early mornings, and long workdays in extremely variable weather 
conditions should be expected. Fieldwork will also require extensive 
hiking over variable terrain and extensive driving between field sites 
in Western New Mexico and Arizona. The position will require working a 
10 day schedule, with all nights spent camping remotely. Shared housing 
while not in the field will be provided. Applicant should possess a 
strong interest in avian biology, work well independently or as part of 
a team, be highly motivated, detail oriented, possess the ability to 
collect high quality scientific data, maintain a positive attitude under 
strenuous field conditions and be to live and work in close quarters 
with others. Preference will be given to applicants that have 
demonstrated experience with identifying western birds by sight and 
sound, conducting avian point counts, territory mapping, remote and 
independent fieldwork, and vegetation identification.  Qualifications: 
Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in wildlife science, biology, 
or related field. Experience with identifying western birds by sight and 
sound, conducting avian point counts, territory mapping vegetation 
identification, and avian research is preferred. Being prepared to camp 
for 10 day stretches, usually with only one other person will be very 
important. Successful applicants will also have a positive work 
attitude, sense of humor, and strong work ethic.  Compensation: Salary: 
~1600 per month  To Apply: To apply, please send the following documents 
to (EM: cbear AT nmsu.edu): ·Cover letter (summarizing how you meet the 
listed qualifications and interest in the position) ·Resume or CV 
·Contact information for three references Applications will be accepted 
until December 30th, but review of applications will begin immediately. 
Contact Person: CODY BEAR (EM: cbear AT nmsu.edu).

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERNSHIP  at The Sharon Audubon Center. 
Location: Sharon, CT.  Duration: six month position and runs 
mid-February through mid-August.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application 
Deadline: 3 Jan 2016.  Job Description: The Sharon Audubon Center is an 
environmental education center owned and operated by National Audubon 
Society in a diverse and beautiful setting in northwestern Connecticut. 
Duties: Primary responsibilities of the Environmental Education Intern 
include assisting with the teaching of environmental education programs 
to school groups. During the month of March, this person will also be 
heavily involved with the Center's Maple Sugaring Operation. During the 
summer, primary responsibility is to oversee the Sharon Audubon Center 
Summer Nature Programs for children ages 3-14. Children visit the Center 
for 2-7 hours each day during weeklong sessions. Activities range from 
discovery hikes, pond explorations, live animal programs, nature crafts 
and games. The summer naturalists design the curriculum for these 
programs and conduct the programs with the help of volunteer assistants. 
Environmental Education Interns are expected to help with other aspects 
of a nature center, such as helping with special events, wildlife 
rehabilitation, public education programs, answering requests for 
information from the public, answering the telephone, running the Nature 
Store, feeding resident education animals as needed and helping with 
many other facets of a Nature Center's day to day operation. 
Supervision: The Environmental Education Interns work under the guidance 
of the Education Program Manager, however, the entire staff is available 
to interns for special interest sessions, guidance and assistance. 
Position: This internship position is a six month position and runs 
mid-February through mid-August. Closing date when filled. Work week is 
typically Tuesday-Saturday from 9am-5pm in the spring and 8am-4pm Monday 
through Friday in the summer, although hours may vary slightly. Some 
evening and/or weekend hours as needed.  Qualifications: Completion of 
at least two years of college coursework in environmental or life 
sciences. Some teaching experience and/or curriculum development is 
necessary. Summer Naturalists must be confident in leading a group and 
initiating activities, working independently and team teaching. The most 
important assets are a strong work ethic, natural history background, 
self-motivation, on-going enthusiasm, commitment, flexibility, a desire 
to learn, and the ability to work well with others and with children. 
Physical Requirements: Ability to walk all major trails of the Sharon 
Audubon Center and on uneven terrain, and must be able to sit, stand, 
grasp, lift, carry, walk, push, reach, climb and pull for short and 
extended periods of time. Compensation: Housing, Salary and School 
Credit: Interns have a furnished apartment with shared bedrooms (during 
the summer), kitchen, bath and living room. Salary is $9.60/hour 
($336.00 per week.) Students should arrange for school credit with their 
advisor beforehand, if applicable.  To Apply: All applications must be 
done online at the following link 

https://audubon.icims.com/icims2/?navr=icims2%3Fmodule%3DAppJob%26action%3DjobProfile%26id%3D2641%26hashed%3D482802000 

No mailed, emailed or faxed applications/resumes will be accepted. 
Please be sure to include a cover letter. Application deadline: January 
3, 2016.

FULLY FUNDED PHD POSITIONS  at The International Max Planck Research 
School (IMPRS) for Organismal Biology.  Website: 
http://www.orn.mpg.de/IMPRS and 
http://www.facebook.com/OrganismalBiology.  Location: southern Germany.  
Duration: Start 2016.  Job Type: Student.  Application Deadline: 15 Jan 
2016.  Job Description: The International Max Planck Research School 
(IMPRS) for Organismal Biology offers several fully funded PhD 
positions. The IMPRS is based in southern Germany and is jointly 
organized by the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen and 
Radolfzell and the University of Konstanz. The aim of the IMPRS is to 
provide first-class training and education for outstanding doctoral 
students from all over the world in a stimulating research environment. 
The competitive doctoral program provides its fellows with an excellent 
starting platform for a successful career in the fields of animal 
behaviour, ecology, evolution, physiology, and neurobiology. For 2016, 
the IMPRS offers the following PhD projects: **The Anseriform Genome 
Project: Comparative Genomics of Waterfowl (Robert Kraus, Inge Müller, 
Martin Wikelski, MPIO Radolfzell); **Collective behaviours and social 
structure in animal populations (Damien Farine, MPIO Radolfzell / 
University Konstanz); **Information flow and social influence in 
hierarchical social groups – from neurobiological mechanisms to 
ecological outcomes (Alex Jordan, MPIO Radolfzell / University 
Konstanz); **Molecular mechanisms of the repeated evolution of adaptive 
color patterns in cichlid fishes (Axel Meyer + Claudius Kratochwil, 
University of Konstanz); **The evolution of avian sweet taste perception 
(Maude Baldwin, MPIO Seewiesen); **Bird Behavioural Ecology (Wolfgang 
Forstmeier, Mihai Valcu, Bart Kempenaers, MPIO Seewiesen); **Avian 
Evolutionary Genetics (Wolfgang Forstmeier, Jakob Mueller, MPIO 
Seewiesen); **Collective Animal Behaviour (Iain Couzin, MPIO Radolfzell 
/ University Konstanz); **Two open PhD positions for own proposal 
elaboration within Organismal Biology (Advisor to be contacted with an 
own research proposal). For a list of all available PhD projects visit 
http://www.orn.mpg.de/projects. Our Offer: All students accepted to the 
program will be supported by stipends or contracts. The program offers a 
dedicated teaching program, high quality research experience, and 
outstanding research facilities in an inspiring research and living 
environment. The working language is English. Each PhD student receives 
individual supervision and mentoring and is guided in her/his research 
work by a PhD advisory committee. The Max Planck Society and the 
University of Konstanz are equal opportunity employers. Queries should 
be mailed to the program office: (EM: IMPRS AT uni-konstanz.de) More 
information at http://www.orn.mpg.de/IMPRS and 
http://www.facebook.com/OrganismalBiology.  Qualifications: Applicants 
should hold a MSc or equivalent degree in biology or a related 
discipline at the point of enrollment, and need to be fluent in written 
and spoken English.  To Apply: Your application: Outstanding students of 
all nationalities with a deep commitment to basic research in Organismal 
Biology are invited to apply. Deadline for the application is 15 January 
2016. Interviews with the applicants are scheduled for 13-16 March 2016. 
Candidates accepted into the program may start latest September 2016. 
For the online application process visit 
http://www.orn.mpg.de/2383/Application.

SEASONAL AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGIST – San Clemente Loggerhead Shrike  at The 
Institute for Wildlife Studies (IWS).  Website: http://www.iws.org  
Location: San Clemente Island (SCI), California.  Duration: 5-month 
positions beginning in February or early March.  Job Type: Temporary.  
Job Description: The Institute for Wildlife Studies (IWS) is seeking 
applicants for seasonal avian field biologists to assist with the 
release and monitoring of the San Clemente Loggerhead Shrike (SCLS), a 
federally endangered, endemic subspecies on San Clemente Island (SCI), 
California. SCI is the southernmost of the California Channel Islands, 
located 68 miles off the coast of San Diego. These are 5-month positions 
beginning in February or early March. Contingent on 5-month positions 
beginning in February or early March performance and funding 
availability, seasonal employees may be offered promotions to full-time 
positions, which include additional health benefits and paid vacation. 
Field Biologist duties include, but are not limited to: **Nest searching 
and monitoring; **Behavioral observation and color-band re-sighting of 
wild and captive shrikes; **Releasing captive-origin shrikes, and 
providing supplemental food to captive and released shrikes; **Cage 
construction and maintenance; **Trapping and banding (depending on 
permitting qualifications) nestling and adult shrikes; **Data management 
in Microsoft Access and Excel, and in ArcView GIS; and, **Day-to-day 
upkeep of the field station and IWS equipment. ***Start date to be 
discussed during interview, but will likely be between 15 February and 1 
March.*** SCI is owned and operated by the U.S. Navy as a training 
facility and personnel will be required to follow established military 
protocols and rules, including keeping a clean and organized work and 
living space. Applicants should enjoy living as part of a small research 
community in a busy field station, interacting with biologists working 
on other projects, and working with military personnel and members of 
other organizations who may have varying missions, opinions, and 
personalities. Additionally, applicants must be willing to participate 
in the day-to-day upkeep of a busy field station, including cleaning 
work vehicles and shared kitchen/office space. Employees work 10 days on 
island, and then take 4 off (off island). All employment offers are 
contingent on the insurability of the applicant by IWS and applicants 
will be asked to provide information to verify their driving record. 
Additional information regarding IWS research on SCI is available on the 
IWS website (URL http://www.iws.org).  Qualifications: We are seeking 
enthusiastic biologists with strong field work and research backgrounds 
who are committed to conservation and applied ecology. This position 
requires patience, sharp observation skills using spotting scopes and 
binoculars, and the ability to hike in steep, rugged terrain. Because 
this work is conducted on a military installation, each applicant must 
be a citizen of the United States or be covered under a TN NAFTA work 
visa and possess (or be willing to acquire before the position starts) a 
valid U.S. driver's license. In addition, the Navy will perform a 
post-hire background check before issuing a base access credential. Each 
successful candidate will have earned a B.S. in wildlife biology, 
ecology or a related field and have experience with avian biology. 
Preferred qualifications include experience with: nest searching and 
monitoring, behavioral observation, color band identification, passerine 
banding, and the operation of 4-wheel drive vehicles on primitive roads. 
Applicants should be in excellent physical condition and be comfortable 
hiking alone for 3–5 miles with a 30–40 pound pack in steep, rocky, 
cactus-covered terrain and in temperatures ranging from 40–100°F.  
Compensation: Approximately $2,350/month (based on an hourly rate) plus 
health benefits. We also provide both housing and a food stipend while 
on island. Transportation to and from SCI via twin-engine propeller 
planes flying out of the Naval Base Coronado in San Diego. Off-island 
accommodations and food are not provided, but off-island accommodation 
options include hotels, camping, or short-term apartment sharing with 
other biologists.  To apply send a SINGLE file containing a combined 
cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for 3 
professional references (including telephone number, email, and work 
address). Please state the number of adult and nestling passerines (or 
small falcons/owls) you have banded. Banding experience is strongly 
preferred, but not required. Send application materials to JUSTYN STAHL 
(EM: stahl AT iws.org). Please indicate 'shrike job' in the subject 
heading. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received 
and we therefore encourage interested parties to apply promptly. This 
announcement will be open until all positions have been filled.

AVIAN HUSBANDRY FELLOWSHIP, expanded internship experience  at Alaska 
SeaLife Center.  Website: http://www.alaskasealife.org Location: 
Alaska.  Duration: summer.  Job Type: Intern.  Job Description: Are you 
looking for an expanded internship? The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is 
sponsoring a summer Fellowship program for college students or graduates 
who are interested in gaining a one of a kind experience in a 
world-class marine facility. ASLC summer Fellowships offer a 
well-rounded experience in a variety of areas within the Center. Avian 
Fellow will be tasked with basic seabird care and husbandry techniques. 
Fellow will assist in the daily care and maintenance of the Center’s 
Alaskan seabird collection and exhibit. This position also participates 
in daily educational talks and/or tours. Under guidance of Avian staff, 
the Fellow will be trained and expected to perform the following duties: 
**Perform daily animal diet preparations and routine cleaning of seabird 
exhibits and work areas. **Record daily observations and note the health 
and condition of the exhibit birds – noting changes in behavior and 
appearance throughout the breeding season. **Work in an outdoor exhibit 
with moderate to strenuous physical activity, lifting up to 50lbs. 
**Lead daily Keeper chats and tours. **Maintain computer records and 
data. **Assist in habitat maintenance and breeding season preparations. 
**Assist the avian staff in current research projects and data 
collection. **Assist in avian training program  To Apply: Applications 
and information can be found on the Fellowship page of our website, 
http://www.alaskasealife.org. If you have questions or would like more 
information on becoming a summer Fellow at the Alaska SeaLife Center 
please email (EM: volunteercoordinator AT alaskasealife.org).

EIDER (SEA DUCK) LABORATORY FELLOWSHIP, an expanded Internship 
experience  at Alaska SeaLife Center.  Website: 
http://www.alaskasealife.org  Location: Alaska.  Duration: summer. Job 
Type: Intern.  Job Description: Are you looking for an expanded 
internship? The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is sponsoring a summer 
Fellowship program for college students or graduates who are interested 
in gaining a one of a kind experience in a world-class marine facility. 
ASLC summer Fellowships offer a well-rounded experience in a variety of 
areas within the Center. Eider (Sea Duck) Laboratory introduces basic 
laboratory techniques related to ongoing research on bivalves. The 
candidate will be responsible for assisting with a project including 
bivalve dissections, molecular and biochemistry techniques, and routine 
laboratory duties. This position also may include other projects as they 
arise. This project will occur in the Eider Lab, so egg dissections and 
assistance during avian necropsies may also be required. Under guidance 
of Eider Laboratory staff, the Fellow will be trained and expected to 
perform the following duties: **Assist in the laboratory on projects 
related to bivalve physiology/biochemistry, including learning how to 
process biological samples. **Assist with dissections and sample 
collections from bivalves. **Assist with live experimental assays using 
bivalves. **The laboratory techniques that the intern may learn during 
the summer include: immune function assays, cell counts, DNA 
extractions, DNA electrophoresis, western blots and enzyme-linked 
immunosorbent assays. **Help with various routine laboratory tasks which 
are necessary for the daily functioning of the laboratory, such as: 
labeling tubes, washing dishes, organizing samples or paperwork, data 
entry, and laboratory maintenance. **Assist eider research personnel, as 
assigned, with other ongoing research projects, processing of laboratory 
samples, necropsies, and special projects. **Help with other duties 
relating to the Center’s goals and mission statement as required.  To 
Apply: Applications and information can be found on the Fellowship page 
of our website, http://www.alaskasealife.org. If you have questions or 
would like more information on becoming a summer Fellow at the Alaska 
SeaLife Center please email (EM: volunteercoordinator AT 
alaskasealife.org).

PRESIDENT, at The Peregrine Fund.  Website: 
http://www.peregrinefund.org.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  
Job Description: The Peregrine Fund seeks to recruit a dynamic leader to 
serve as PRESIDENT of an organization dedicated to the conservation of 
birds of prey worldwide, their habitats and supporting a deeper 
understanding of the relationship between birds of prey and our natural 
world. About The Peregrine Fund: The Peregrine Fund is a 501(c) (3) 
non-profit conservation organization dedicated to saving birds of prey 
from extinction. Throughout the world, birds of prey are threatened by 
shooting, poisoning, and loss of habitat. Saving these birds is an 
effective means of conserving the rich diversity of life that is 
critical to the future health of our planet and the well-being of 
generations to come. The Peregrine Fund’s mission is to: Restore rare 
species of raptors through captive breeding and release; Improve the 
capacity for local raptor habitat conservation; and Conduct scientific 
research and environmental education. Founded in response to the 
catastrophic decline of Peregrine Falcons in the contiguous states, the 
Peregrine Fund pioneered captive propagation of peregrine falcons and 
released over 4,500 young falcons across their historic range. The 
result was that the birds reoccupied historic aeries and thrived. In 
1999, the peregrine falcon was removed from the Endangered Species List 
–an accomplishment rarely achieved in history since the passage of the 
Endangered Species Act in 1972. Between 1992 and 2000, the populations 
of three vulture species in southern Asia declined by 97-99% and no one 
knew why. The Peregrine Fund needed to act fast or they were going to 
lose these species. The Peregrine Fund’s biologists solved the mystery. 
One of Peregrine Fund’s hallmarks is a science-based, hands-on, 
solutions orientation to complex wildlife biology issues. The scientists 
at the Peregrine Fund identified a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug 
called diclofenac that was being used in veterinary medicine for 
livestock as being the cause of the puzzling vulture population crash. 
In 2004, The Peregrine Fund presented its discovery to south Asian 
governments and recommended banning its veterinary use and in 2006, 
India’s government implemented a ban. Today, without diclofenac in the 
environment, vulture populations are beginning to stabilize. In its 45 
years, the Peregrine Fund has worked with more than 100 species in over 
70 countries. They are the only conservation organization focused solely 
on conserving birds of prey worldwide. They are also the most successful 
raptor conservation organization keeping many species from becoming 
extinct. The Peregrine Fund has hatched and raised 20 species of raptors 
equaling more than 6,281 individuals. They are the first ever to 
successfully breed 6 of those species. The Peregrine Fund is often the 
“go-to” organization for captive breeding of endangered species and are 
valued for their expertise. More than 10 species have been 
systematically released to the wild to restore wild populations. The 
organization’s scientists developed many of the techniques for 
successfully releasing captive-born raptors back to the wild. Without 
these efforts, many of these species would have become extinct. Over the 
past several years, Peregrine Fund researchers have published 
approximately 1,450 scientific papers, books, theses, articles and 
reports to enhance the understanding of raptors in the scientific 
community. The Peregrine Fund scientists are some of the most respected 
in the raptor conservation community and other organizations look to the 
Peregrine Fund as a leader in how to study and conserve species. The 
Peregrine Fund is also looking into the future stewards of raptor and 
wildlife conservation. They are involved in conservation education and 
sustainable community building initiatives in each international 
location where the Peregrine Fund works. This includes teaching more 
profitable and sustainable livelihoods to communities as well as 
training, mentoring and supporting over 100 students around the world to 
increase local capacity for conservation science. For more information 
about The Peregrine Fund please visit http://www.peregrinefund.org. 
About the Position: President – The new President will be a leader well 
versed in science and committed to continuing the Peregrine Fund’s 
unique role as a science-based decision-making organization. The 
President must possess the skills to continue developing and leading the 
organization’s strategic direction and enhance The Peregrine Fund’s 
organizational vitality. The President must possess an authentic 
alignment to the core values of The Peregrine Fund and engage staff, 
partners, funders and other stakeholders in an ever deepening 
appreciation of the role birds of prey serve in supporting ecological 
sustainability. The President will work to continue to enhance the 
governance and leadership capabilities of the Board and the professional 
opportunities for staff. In the role as President, this individual 
should bring an abundance of energy, drive and excitement to grow The 
Peregrine Fund’s philanthropic resources – reaching out to individuals, 
institutions and companies. In that regard, the President needs to 
express a commitment to The Peregrine Fund’s scientific orientation, 
core values and strategic goals. The broad goals and objectives for the 
President are as follows: **To provide leadership in evolving and 
implementing The Peregrine Fund’s strategic science and programmatic 
priorities. **To support the development of a vibrant future by 
continuing to cultivate, expand and make the best use of The Peregrine 
Fund’s Board, staff and members. **To expand the financial base of The 
Peregrine Fund, engaging individual and institutional philanthropic 
funding sources and other creative mechanisms of revenue generation. 
**To provide critical oversight for the organization’s financial assets. 
**To attract, retain and inspire a team of professional staff who 
possess the capacity to fulfill the organization’s mission. **To support 
efforts to provide professional development, training and mentorship of 
next generation staff leaders at the national and international level of 
the organization.  Qualifications: Professional Qualifications and 
Personal Attributes: The President ideally should possess the following 
professional qualifications and personal attributes: Professional 
Qualifications: **Experience leading a global science-based enterprise 
or department in the execution of both highly applied and peer review 
quality field based activities. **Capacity to lead, inspire and mobilize 
people -- particularly leaders, staff, donors, and other key 
stakeholders. **Possessing a management style that is results-oriented, 
but flexible; that respects the capabilities and independence of staff, 
but provides them with a clear sense of direction. **Visionary leader 
possessing an ability to increase the organization’s fundraising 
standing by securing grants and investments from individuals and 
institutions. **Proven record of success guiding a business or nonprofit 
enterprise and a deep familiarity with the budgeting processes. 
**Bachelor’s degree required with an advanced degree or equivalent 
experience strongly preferred. **Strong work ethic and willingness to 
travel extensively, often for weekend and evening engagements. Personal 
Attributes: **Passionate commitment to the values and mission of The 
Peregrine Fund and a demonstrated conservation ethic. **Personal 
creativity and strategic vision, coupled with an ability to listen to 
others and learn from their best ideas – a sense of inquisitiveness and 
intellectual curiosity. **Ability to inspire trust, lead and facilitate 
with strong interpersonal skills and move from ideas to action. **A 
superb professional and personal presence. **Ability to think 
strategically, tactically and creatively. **Visionary, articulate, and 
diplomatic.  Compensation: Compensation for the President includes a 
competitive base salary, and an excellent package of health and other 
benefits.  To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and 
cover letter responding specifically to the experience and 
qualifications being sought to: DANIEL SHERMAN, President, Explore 
Company (EM: resumes AT explorecompany.com). Refer to TPF/President in 
the subject line. No phone inquiries please. The Peregrine Fund is an 
equal opportunity employer and invites individuals who bring a diversity 
of culture, experience and ideas to apply. All correspondence will 
remain confidential

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS  at University of Missouri-Columbia. Location: 
Black Hills and Bear Lodge Mountains, South Dakota and Wyoming.  Job 
Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 31 Dec 
2015.  Job Description: AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS (4) needed to aid in 
Master’s research studying black-backed woodpecker abundance throughout 
the Black Hills and Bear Lodge Mountains in South Dakota and Wyoming. 
Positions start March 21, 2016 and end June 30, 2016. Technicians will 
walk transects to conduct point count surveys of black-backed 
woodpeckers, American three-toed woodpecker, brown creeper, red-breasted 
nuthatch, and white-winged junco throughout the Black Hills. Technicians 
will also conduct playback surveys, some vegetative surveys, and 
associated data entry. Shared field housing and work vehicles will be 
provided along with $10/hr. Point counts are located throughout the 
Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota and Wyoming, and as such, 
some travel and early mornings will be required. Qualifications: 
Applicants should be able to identify birds of the Black Hills, South 
Dakota by sight and sound (or able to learn prior to start date). Prior 
experience with avian point counts is preferred, but not necessary. 
Applicants should be physically fit with the ability to walk extensively 
over rough terrain and feel comfortable navigating with a handheld GPS. 
Applicants must be able to tolerate early mornings and work well in a 
small group and alone. Applicants should also possess an attention to 
detail, strong work ethic, and most importantly, a positive attitude. 
Must have a valid U.S. driver’s license and able to pass criminal 
background check. Compensation: $10/hr. To apply: Interested applicants 
should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (as a single 
attachment) to LIZ MATSEUR (EM: eamatseur AT mail.missouri.edu) by 
December 31, 2015. Applications will be reviewed as received.

MARKETING AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM  at Amazon Conservation Association.  
Website: http://www.amazonconservation.org  Location: Washington, DC.  
Duration: January-May 2016.  Job Type: Intern. Application Deadline: 11 
Jan 2016.  Job Description: The Amazon Conservation Association (ACA) is 
a non-profit organization that works to protect the biological diversity 
of the Amazon basin through field projects in southeastern Peru and 
northern Bolivia. ACA currently protects over 2.2 million acres of 
Amazonian rainforest through conservation concessions, Brazil nut 
concessions, and research stations. Using cutting-edge science and 
innovative conservation tools, we established the world's first 
conservation concession and manage some of the best research stations in 
the tropics. ACA works with local communities and partner organizations 
throughout the region to protect these precious forests for local 
inhabitants and future generations. Our research stations are located 
among some of the highest concentrations of wildlife on the planet, 
which attracts prestigious academic institutions and avid wildlife 
enthusiasts from around the world. In support of our outreach efforts 
for our stations, we are seeking a Marketing and Sustainable Tourism 
intern for our DC office in McPherson to assist in: • Developing content 
and design for marketing materials for ACA’s three biological stations • 
Assisting in maintenance and content development for a webpage for 
birding clients • Researching tour operators and birding groups that we 
may consider marketing to, and assisting in developing an outreach 
strategy • Assisting in outreach to universities, study abroad, and 
volunteer organizations • Contributing to social media content This 
internship provides great hands-on experience in ecotourism marketing, 
the opportunity to learn about nonprofit management, and a chance to 
contribute to the conservation of one of the most diverse ecosystems in 
the world. Dates of the internship are flexible, but should last roughly 
from January through May. This internship cannot be done remotely. 
Preference will be given to interns who can commit at least two full 
days/week, though all are encouraged to apply regardless. Learn more 
about ACA's internship program here: 
http://www.amazonconservation.org/getinvolved/internship.html 
Qualifications: Requirements: • Spanish proficiency preferred, 
especially written • Excellent verbal and written skills • Birdwatching 
experience/interest preferred • Experience with graphic design and 
InDesign software preferred (but not required) • Experience with 
WordPress preferred (but not required) • Knowledge of MS Office 
applications • Interest in conservation • Ability to multi-task and work 
in a team environment  Compensation: Internships are unpaid; if you are 
seeking credit for this internship, we are more than happy to work with 
you and your school to make that happen.  To Apply: How to apply: Please 
send a cover letter and resume by email to (EM:  applications AT 
amazonconservation.org) with the subject line "Marketing and Sustainable 
Tourism Intern." Please indicate your availability (dates and 
hours/week) and level of Spanish.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE AMERICAN KESTREL PARTNERSHIP  at The Peregrine 
Fund.  Website: http://kestrel.peregrinefund.org/ Location: Boise, ID.  
Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Job Description: The Peregrine 
Fund seeks an Assistant Director of the American Kestrel Partnership to 
manage a hemisphere-wide citizen science nest box program and develop a 
research program regarding the use of citizen science in science 
education. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in 
research, conservation, and environmental/science education. Attention 
to detail, high energy, positivity, enthusiasm to engage and connect 
with the public, and strong communication skills with the scientific 
community are imperative. Experience building collaborations, developing 
and marketing programs, and leading community outreach initiatives is a 
plus. Quantitative experience with SQL and R is also favorable. The 
successful candidate will work at The Peregrine Fund’s headquarters in 
Boise, Idaho. Responsibilities include: Develop and maintain 
partnerships via outreach to citizen scientists, students, businesses, 
NGOs, government agencies, and other partners. Contribute to development 
of protocols, educational materials, popular science media, grant 
proposals, and peer-reviewed publications. Periodically travel to 
coordinate partnerships, promote programs, and present results of 
research. Develop and maintain a research program that examines methods 
to enhance the educational value of citizen science. Other duties as 
needed. Qualifications: Master’s degree in conservation social science, 
wildlife biology, environmental education, or closely related field. 
Previous experience working with citizen science initiatives is 
preferred. Familiarity with ecology and conservation issues for North 
American raptors. Skills in popular/non-technical and technical science 
writing and public speaking. Proficiency with computer productivity, 
communications, and media software. Compensation: Salary is commensurate 
with qualifications. This is a fulltime position that includes 
healthcare, retirement, and other benefits.  To Apply: Applications must 
include a cover letter and curriculum vitae with contact info for at 
least three references. Email application as one continuous PDF file 
with “Assistant Director of the American Kestrel Partnership” in the 
subject line to: CHRIS MCCLURE (EM: cmcclure AT peregrinefund.org). The 
Peregrine Fund is an EOE. Position will be open until filled.

RESOURCE TECHNICIAN  at The Association of Universities for Research in 
Astronomy, Inc. (AURA).  Website: 

https://rn11.ultipro.com/SPA1004B/JOBBOARD/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*7746E1A95085339C 

Location: Maui, Hawaii.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Temporary. 
Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2016.  Job Description: The Association of 
Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. (AURA) operates several 
observatory centers (including the National Optical Astronomy 
Observatory, the National Solar Observatory, Large Synoptic Survey 
Telescope and the Gemini Observatory) in the United States and Chile 
under cooperative agreements with the National Science Foundation. The 
National Solar Observatory (NSO) Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope 
(DKIST) Project has an immediate opening for 2016 seasonal Resource 
Technician (March 1, 2016 to end of August 2016) to provide support in 
the implementation of mitigation and monitoring activities for 
endangered species required for the DKIST Habitat Conservation Plan 
(HCP), on Haleakala, Maui, Hawai'i. The Habitat Conservation Plan 
carries out mitigation and monitoring activities for Endangered Species 
Act listed species of Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis), Nene 
(Branta sandwichensis), and Silversword (Argyroxiphium sandwicense). 
This is a 40 hour per week job; key duties and responsibilities of the 
technicians for this season include but are not limited to: *Monitoring 
petrel collision around construction sites *Monitoring reproductive 
success of Hawaiian petrel in mitigation site and control site 
*Searching for new nest burrows of Hawaiian petrel in mitigation site 
and control site *Set up camera traps and rat traps to monitoring 
predator (cats, rats, mongoose) population in mitigation site and 
control site *Invasive species prevention Other conservation and 
mitigation duties  Qualifications: *Bachelor’s degree major in Biology, 
Wildlife Management or a related field *At least one year of ecology or 
wildlife research/conservation experience *Computer experience in 
Microsoft Word and Excel *Possess a valid driver's license Must be able 
to hike 7miles with 40 lb backpack in high altitude (8,000-10,000 ft) 
Desired Qualifications: Knowledge of Hawaiian fauna and flora; 
experience in operating GPS and GIS; familiarity with handling birds 
(seabird-specific preferred); experience in operating camera traps and 
predator control; certifications in CPR and Wilderness First 
Aid/Responder.  To Apply: DKIST will begin reviewing applications by 
December 21, 2015 and will continue to accept applications until the 
position is filled. To be considered in the first review, please submit 
a complete application along with support documents by December 18, 
2015. Please list 3 professional references in your application and 
attach a CV or resume (PDF files preferred) to your application. Please 
name any attachments with the following format: 15-0244LastnameDocname. 
Application documents that are not uploaded as part of the application 
may be sent to (EM: employment AT aura-astronomy.org) As an Equal 
Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, AURA does not discriminate 
because of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual 
orientation, gender identity, lawful political affiliations, veteran 
status, disability, and/or any other legally protected status under 
applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws. 
http://www.aura-astronomy.org/jobs/ look for job 15-0244

GYRFALCON FIELD CREW LEADER  at The Peregrine Fund.  Website: 
http://www.peregrinefund.org/  Location: Nome, Alaska.  Duration: 3.5 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2016. Job 
Description: One position for a crew leader is open. Primary duties will 
include: surveys for nesting Gyrfalcons to assess occupancy and 
productivity at historic Gyrfalcon eyries, climbing into nests with rock 
climbing techniques and banding young, installation and maintenance of 
motion sensitive cameras at nests, collection of prey remains and 
pellets, prey surveys, supervision of one other crew member. Applicants 
must possess excellent field capabilities and the ability to work 
outdoors for extended periods of time in severe field conditions to 
include below-freezing weather, strong winds, and clouds of mosquitoes. 
Ability to get along with a co-worker and maintain a positive attitude 
for three months is key. This position offers unparalleled scenery, 
exciting fieldwork, and a unique Alaska experience, but applicants must 
understand that field conditions will include the best and worst that 
Alaska has to offer, and long hours are required. Qualifications: 
Required qualifications: • Demonstrated proficiency in rock climbing 
sufficient to install anchors in treeless tundra for rappels into 
eyries, and provide safe supervision of climbing. • Experience surveying 
for and banding raptors. • Experience supervising others and providing 
guidance in fieldwork. • Bird ID skills and experience with point count 
or line transect sampling for birds. • Excellent physical condition, 
able to carry heavy backpacks over uneven terrain in inclement weather. 
• Backpacking and backcountry navigation. Photography skills a plus. 
U.S. citizen with valid driver’s license and ability to drive 4WD and 
ATV. Compensation: A stipend equal to $1750 per month, plus airfare, 
lodging in Nome, and food expenses.  To apply: Send via email a single 
file attachment (PDF preferred) including: a cover letter clearly 
stating your qualifications, resume, and contact information for 3 
references to DAVID ANDERSON (EM: danderson AT peregrinefund.org). Name 
the file, “LastName_FirstName_GyrCrewLeader.”

GYRFALCON FIELD BIOLOGIST  at The Peregrine Fund  Website: 
http://www.peregrinefund.org/  Location: Nome, Alaska  Duration: 3.5 
months  Job Type: Seasonal  Application Deadline: 02/01/2016  Job 
Description: One position for a field technician is open. Primary duties 
will include: surveys for nesting Gyrfalcons, climbing into nests with 
rock climbing techniques and banding young, installation and maintenance 
of motion sensitive cameras at nests, collection of prey remains and 
pellets, prey surveys. Applicants must possess excellent field 
capabilities and the ability to work outdoors for extended periods of 
time in severe field conditions to include below-freezing weather, 
strong winds, and clouds of mosquitoes. Ability to get along with a 
co-worker and maintain a positive attitude for three months is key. This 
position offers unparalleled scenery, exciting fieldwork, and a unique 
Alaska experience, but applicants must understand that field conditions 
will include the best and worst that Alaska has to offer, and long hours 
are required.  Qualifications: Required qualifications: • Experience in 
outdoor rock climbing. • Experience surveying for birds. • Solid bird ID 
skills • Excellent physical condition, able to carry heavy backpacks 
over uneven terrain in inclement weather. • Backpacking and backcountry 
navigation. • U.S. driver’s license and ability to drive 4WD. Desired 
qualifications: • Surveying and banding raptors. • Knowledge of safe use 
of an ATV.  Compensation: A stipend equal to $1500 per month, plus 
airfare, lodging in Nome, and food expenses. To Apply: To apply: Send 
via email a single file attachment (PDF preferred) including: a cover 
letter clearly stating your qualifications, resume, and contact 
information for 3 references to DAVID ANDERSON (EM: danderson AT 
peregrinefund.org). Name the file, “LastName_FirstName_GyrFieldBiologist.”

TEXAS COASTAL AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN POSITION  at American Bird 
Conservancy.  Website: http://www.abcbirds.org  Location: Corpus 
Christi, Texas region – Mustang Island and Port Aransas.  Duration: 
February 15 – July 15, 2016 with a possibility of a one month 
extension.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 30 Dec 2015. Job 
Description: Primary duties will include working across three to four 
remote study sites to locate nesting areas for Least Terns, Wilson’s and 
Snowy Plovers. Technician will monitor adults, nests, and broods 
(opportunistically) to collect breeding data. Habitat and disturbance 
data at these locations will also be recorded. Technician will assist in 
trapping, banding, and re-sighting of adult and young Wilson’s and Snowy 
Plovers. Contractor will manage field data electronically and provide 
basic data analysis along with interim and final reports to meet the 
requirements for the grant that funds this position. The individual will 
be managed on-the-ground by Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program 
(CBBEP) and will report to American Bird Conservancy in an 
administrative capacity. Contractor will help with other related on-site 
activities as defined by CBBEP and ABC. The position is a 40-50 hour 
work week that may require working some weekends and holidays (weather 
dependent).  Qualifications: The applicant should be working towards or 
have completed a B.S. degree in Biology, Natural Resources, Wildlife 
Sciences, Environmental Studies, or a related field, and be experienced 
in shorebird and seabird monitoring and research protocols. Experience 
with shorebird identification, surveying, locating nests and re-sighting 
banded shorebirds is strongly desired. Banding experience is preferred. 
A significant portion of time will be spent viewing birds through 
binoculars and high-powered scopes, and standing and walking along long 
stretches of wet coastal habitat carrying field gear. Weather conditions 
vary and may include cold, strong winds, rain and storms, extreme heat 
(sometimes exceeding 100 F), and high humidity – biting insects may 
occur throughout the season. Candidate will be able to physically and 
mentally work in these conditions. Basic Microsoft Word and Excel skills 
are required. Use of a GPS is required to complete work. Valid driver's 
license and reliable personal vehicle are required for travel between 
work sites (mileage cap of $1,500). Compensation: $2900 per month, $2500 
housing stipend, and mileage reimbursement ($1500 mileage cap, 
$0.55/mile) – this is a contract position (1099 income) and taxes will 
not be withheld from monthly pay. Contractor is expected to provide 
proof of housing lease and submit an invoice each month including 
mileage between study sites to receive payment.  To Apply: Send resume, 
3 references, and unofficial transcript to: KACY RAY, American Bird 
Conservancy (EM: kray AT abcbirds.org). Deadline for applications is 
December 30, 2015.

CONSERVATION - MIGRATORY BIRDS PROGRAM DIRECTOR GREAT LAKES  at American 
Bird Conservancy.  Website: http://www.abcbirds.org Location: The 
Plains, VA.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 
23 Dec 2015.  Job Description: The Great Lakes Regional Director is 
responsible for leading or coordinating ABC conservation programs and 
projects in the Great Lakes region, fundraising, and building high level 
relationships with public and private partners and conservation 
stakeholders. The Great Lakes Regional Director is supervised by the 
President, and also supervises ABC staff and contract positions in the 
Great Lakes Region. Currently, ABC employs six foresters in the Great 
Lakes region and the Director would have direct supervision for three of 
these staff. The Director will also help oversee the forest management 
grants in the region. This position also works closely with the Chief 
Conservation Officer, Director of North American Birds and Habitats, and 
Migratory Bird Program Director. This position requires the Director to 
gain knowledge of all ABC programs and structures. There is a great deal 
of contact, in person, and by telephone and correspondence, with the 
public, government agencies, companies, and potential and existing 
donors. This work requires initiative, excellent supervisory skills, 
experience in getting on-the-ground results for bird conservation, 
strong selling and writing skills, ability to multi-task and work in a 
team, and attention to detail. Primary Duties: 1.Lead efforts to develop 
and implement priority bird conservation programs and projects in the 
Great Lakes to get measurable results. 2.Supervise all ABC staff and 
contract positions in the Great Lakes. This includes training, 
mentoring, developing work plans, and regular contact to assess progress 
against goals. 3.Raise funds from regional funding sources for the 
program in coordination with the Development Division. 4.Develop 
excellent working relationships with all of the major conservation 
stakeholders and funders in the Great Lakes including federal and state 
agencies, forest companies, and conservation organizations to advance 
bird conservation. 5.Develop annual plans and budgets for the Great 
Lakes as part of ABC’s annual planning process. 6.Provide regular 
content on Great Lakes bird conservation to ABC’s Communication team for 
use on our web, social media, publications and press releases. 7.Other 
duties as assigned. Qualifications: 1.A bachelor’s degree and at least 
seven years work experience in development, forest management, forestry 
or other appropriate combination of education and experience. 2.Ability 
to work independently, self-initiate, work efficiently, accurately, and 
keep deadlines. 3.Ability to work with a wide range of people at all 
levels. 4.Exceptional selling, communications, and problem-solving 
skills, in person and in writing. 5.Demonstrated ability to 
strategically plan annual and long-term programmatic goals. 6.Knowledge 
of the Great Lakes Region preferred. 7.Willingness to travel.  
Compensation: Salary in line with industry levels, benefits include 
shared-cost health insurance, earned paid vacation and sick days.  To 
Apply: Please send cover letter and resume as one document to:(EM: hr AT 
abcbirds.org) NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

CONSERVATION COORDINATOR  at The Nature Conservancy.  Location: Swanton, 
OH.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 24 Dec 2015.  Job 
Description: The Conservation Coordinator works in the Kitty Todd 
preserve office and provides contract oversight and management, 
administrative, project management, manages biological monitoring data 
and contracts, and other general assistance to Lake Erie and Oak 
Openings program staff working toward the achievement of protection, 
conservation or stewardship goals. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The Conservation 
Coordinator may manage conservation data, participate in project 
planning, assist in processing contract & grant documentation, produce 
maps and analyzing data using ArcGIS software, develop quality assurance 
plans, prepare and submit research and restoration permit applications, 
communicate with partners, respond to landowner inquiries and maintain 
manual project records. May include collecting, assembling and analyzing 
various types of biological monitoring data, in the field or through 
document surveys and assisting in the production of reports. Work may be 
done in the field or be based entirely in an office setting, compiling 
the information collected by others. This position works extensively on 
government grants and is expected to be a two year position. 
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE Coordinates multiple tasks or projects in a 
timely manner and with attention to detail. May assist with program 
budget preparation and monitoring. May purchase equipment and supplies 
as provided for in budget and in consultation with supervisor. Assists 
with biological monitoring; data collection, compilation and analysis. 
Makes day to day decision as delegated by the supervisor. Supervises no 
staff but may oversee and direct work of office volunteers, contractors 
or technicians. WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT The Conservation 
Coordinator may work in variable weather conditions, at remote 
locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically 
demanding circumstances. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s degree in 
biology, ecology, natural resources management or related field and 2-4 
years related work experience or equivalent combination of education and 
experience. Experience conducting analysis or scientific or biological 
data. Experience with Microsoft Office suite and ArcGIS. Experience 
coordinating multiple projects. Experience handling standard business 
communications; ability to write and edit correspondence and formal 
reports. Time management skills to support planning, scheduling and 
tracking of multiple project activities, work plans, deadlines, and 
budgets. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Ability to complete tasks 
independently within assigned time frames. Experience working with 
Microsoft Access Ability to manage multiple priorities, with assignments 
sometimes coming from a number of sources. Ability to coordinate project 
information from a number of sources to populate databases and create 
reports. Experience utilizing databases for data entry and report 
production preferred. Strong administrative skills including attention 
to detail and numerical ability. Resolve routine problems independently, 
consulting with supervisor to develop plans for resolution of complex or 
unusual problems. May assist with grant writing, program budget 
preparation and monitoring. Ability to communicate clearly, both orally 
and in written form, with the public, donors, members, scientists, 
preserve staff and others, providing and obtaining needed information. 
Ability to function productively as a member or leader of a work team. 
Provide a variety of information to staff and others, contributing to 
conservation projects and assisting workflow throughout the 
organization. AUTO SAFETY POLICY This position requires a valid driver's 
license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. 
Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, 
or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high 
risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program 
document available at www.nature.org/careers. Employment in this 
position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, 
which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle 
record.  To Apply: You can view and apply for this job at: 

https://careers.nature.org/psp/tnccareers/APPLICANT/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=43743&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1 

To apply to position number 43743, submit resume and cover letter as one 
document. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 
11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 24, 2015. Click “submit” to apply 
for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for 
future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or 
edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your 
application being disqualified from consideration. If you experience 
technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact 
applyhelp AT tnc.org.

WILDLIFE TECHNICIANS FOR SEABIRD PROJECT  at Humboldt State University 
Sponsored Programs Foundation  Location: Central California Coast.  
Duration: Approx. late March or early April to August, 2016.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: up to 6. Application Deadline: 8 Jan 
2016.  Job Description: Wildlife technicians (up to 6 positions; pending 
available funding) are being sought to work on a seabird restoration and 
monitoring project for Common Murres (Uria aalge) and other seabirds 
along the central California coast. Two types of positions will be 
filled: Site Leader and Biotech. This project is conducted cooperatively 
by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (San Francisco Bay National 
Wildlife Refuge Complex) and Humboldt State University. The purpose of 
the restoration project is to aid in restoring murre colonies that have 
suffered damage from oil spills, human disturbance, and other 
anthropogenic factors. Successful applicants must be willing to work 
long hours, on weekends, and in inclement weather. Duties will include 
conducting population and productivity surveys on Common Murres, 
Brandt’s Cormorants and other species, documenting human and natural 
disturbances to seabirds, database entry, data analysis, and preparation 
of reports; other duties may include counting seabirds from aerial 
photographs, conducting surveys of nesting seabirds from boat, or other 
related tasks as assigned. Preference may be given to applicants with 
prior field experience with seabird or other wildlife monitoring 
techniques or census techniques. Additional evaluation may be based on 
the applicant’s knowledge and experience with computer use, databases, 
and report preparation. Applicants for Site Leader positions must 
demonstrate evidence of their ability to work independently, ability to 
provide leadership, and good decision making.  Qualifications: 
Requirements: 1) Bachelor’s degree in wildlife, biological sciences, or 
related discipline with an interest in wildlife biology, restoration, or 
behavior; 2) current driver’s license with good driving record; 3) 
ability to sufficiently move and lift equipment up to 40 lbs.; 4) 
ability to regularly hike up to 10 miles in steep or uneven terrain 
while carrying up to 40 lbs. of gear; and 5) ability to work at the tops 
of steep cliffs.  Compensation: Approx. $3,150-$4,030/month depending on 
experience, responsibilities and availability of funding.  To Apply: 
Applicants must submit: 1) a signed cover letter; 2) résumé; and 3) 
names and phone numbers of two professional references. For further 
information, contact ALLISON FULLER at (PH: 510-792-0222 ext. 225) or 
email (EM: Allison.Fuller AT humboldt.edu). Applicants must indicate the 
position(s) they are applying for (Site Leader, Biotech, or both). No 
email applications will be accepted. Duration:Approx. late March or 
early April to August 2016 Wages:Approx. $3,150-$4,030/month depending 
on experience, responsibilities and availability of funding. Housing 
provided at field sites during the period of about mid-April to late 
July. Employer:Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation 
Send to: ALLISON FULLER, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, San Francisco 
Bay NWR Complex, 1 Marshlands Rd. Fremont, CA 94555 U.S.A. Closing Date: 
Applications must be postmarked by 8 January 2016 to receive full 
consideration. Applications postmarked after this date may or may not be 
considered depending upon position availability. *NO EMAIL APPLICATIONS 
WILL BE ACCEPTED.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT-LEAST TERN AND SNOWY PLOVER  at San Diego Zoo 
Institute for Conservation Research.  Website: 
https://www.hrapply.com/sandiegozoo/Setup.app  Location: San Diego 
County, CA.  Duration: 4-5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 10.  Application Deadline: 3 Jan 2016.  Job Description: The 
Research Assistant will assist the team responsible for monitoring the 
nests and productivity of the breeding populations of California Least 
Tern and Western Snowy Plover at coastal sites in San Diego County. 
Study sites include Naval Base Coronado (5 positions) or Marine Corps 
Base Camp Pendleton (5 positions). This is an hourly position working 
without benefits. We anticipate that assistants will generally work 40 
hours per week but there may be times that assistants will not work 40 
hours. During the peak season, we anticipate that assistants may be 
working six days a week and more than 40 hours. The schedule may change 
with little advance notice and may begin as early as 6 am or stay until 
dusk. Responsibilities and duties include: assisting with daily site 
visits to locate tern and plover nests and to monitor productivity, 
assisting with research projects, behavioral observation of shorebirds 
and predators, assessment and documentation of human disturbance and 
predation, interacting with military or public regarding rules on the 
beach, data collection using an electronic data entry system, and use of 
hand-held GPS units.  Qualifications: Representative qualifications 
include: must have either a Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or 
related field or at least one year of field experience working with 
shorebird species, ability to be self-motivated and able to work both 
independently and in a crew, ability to take direction and follow 
detailed protocols with high attention to detail, ability to interact 
positively with members of the public or military, physically fit to 
engage in long periods of fieldwork (walking many miles per day in soft 
sand and changeable weather). Although not essential, the following 
qualifications are considered beneficial: field experience with terns or 
plovers, banding experience, experience with resighting color banded 
birds, experience working on military instillations and/or public lands, 
experience with electronic data entry systems, proficiency at 
identifying local bird species, band combinations of shorebirds, as well 
as evidence of predators, experience with additional field research or 
wildlife management programs, as an employee or volunteer. Please note 
that these positions will be working on the military bases (Coronado and 
Camp Pendleton) which do require passing through a security clearance 
procedure. Applicants must have unrestricted authorization to work in 
the U.S.; ZSSD will not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in 
the U.S. for these positions. Applicants must be at least 18 years of 
age to apply. Compensation: Hourly rate will range from $15 - $16.50 
based on experience.  To Apply: Complete application at 
https://www.hrapply.com/sandiegozoo/Setup.app

TEXAS COASTAL AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN POSITION  at Gulf Coast Bird 
Observatory  Website: http://www.gcbo.org  Location: Lake Jackson, TX.  
Duration: April 1 – September 3, 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 8 Jan 2016.  Job Description: The position is 40-50 hours per 
week Tuesday through Saturday. It will require working some combination 
of holidays (Memorial Day/July 4th/Labor Day). The position will include 
beach-nesting bird protection, monitoring, and public outreach program 
along the Texas coast. Nesting birds experience multiple threats, 
especially human disturbance, and duties are geared towards reducing 
such threats. Primary duties will include identifying, posting, and 
maintaining nesting habitat for Least Terns, Snowy and Wilson’s Plover 
using signs and symbolic fencing at several locations (TBD) between 
Galveston Bay and East Matagorda Bay. The technician will conduct weekly 
avian surveys supporting conservation and management efforts using 
established protocols at three or more sites. Nest fate monitoring will 
be performed 2-3 times per week to determine success and causes of 
failure – adherence to a strict protocol is expected. Technician will 
participate in additional scientific monitoring of imperiled 
beach-nesting birds including (but not limited to) trapping and banding 
Snowy and Wilson’s Plover adults and young and re-sighting banded birds. 
The technician will be expected to maintain all field data 
electronically and conduct basic data analysis of these data to include 
in interim and final reports as per the grant requirements funding this 
position. A monthly review of data management will be conducted. The 
technician will also be involved with performing public outreach and 
education about imperiled beach-nesting birds at various on- and 
off-beach locations. Busy weekends and holidays will be targeted for 
outreach activities. Working some combination of Memorial Day, July 4th, 
and Labor Day is required and will be determined at time of hire. The 
individual will work closely with volunteers and other community members 
when conducting education and bird stewardship activities. The position 
may require the technician to conduct several informative presentations 
to local community and/or school groups about beach-nesting birds and 
coordinate volunteer efforts to deploy additional stewards at critical 
nesting areas to inform the public and further protect breeding birds. 
Other duties as assigned by GCBO and ABC.  Qualifications: The applicant 
should have a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, Natural 
Resources, Wildlife Sciences, or a related discipline, be experienced in 
avian research, management techniques, and conservation. Experience with 
shorebird identification, surveying, locating nests and re-sighting 
banded beach-nesting birds is highly desirable. Experience with trapping 
and banding birds is desired. Applicant must be comfortable 
communicating and working with recreational beach users, volunteers, 
community members, and staff of multiple partner organizations – strong 
verbal and written communication skills are a must. A significant 
portion of time will be spent viewing birds through binoculars and 
high-powered scopes, and standing and walking outside along long 
stretches of beach habitat in hot, sunny conditions. Weather conditions 
vary and may include cold, strong winds, rain and storms, extreme heat, 
and high humidity – biting insects will be prevalent throughout the 
season. Required field housing is available and no pets are accepted. 
Candidate will be able to physically and mentally work in these 
conditions. Basic Microsoft Word and Excel skills are required. Report 
writing skills are desirable. Valid driver's license and reliable 
personal vehicle that can be driven on the beach are required for travel 
between work sites.  Compensation: $2000 per month plus field housing 
(Lake Jackson, TX) and mileage reimbursement (with mileage caps). This 
is an independent consulting position through Gulf Coast Bird 
Observatory (GCBO) in collaboration with American Bird Conservancy 
(ABC). It does not include benefits; a 1099 will be issued for salary 
earned and contractor is required to submit regular mileage reports.  To 
Apply: Send cover letter, resume, 3 references, and unofficial college 
transcript to: SUSAN HEATH (EM: sheath AT gcbo.org). Applications will 
be reviewed as they are received and deadline is Monday, January 8, 2016.

TEXAS COASTAL AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Houston Audubon.  Website: 
http://www.houstonaudubon.org/  Location: Galveston & High Island, TX.  
Duration: mid-March – end of August 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 1-2.  Application Deadline: 8 Jan 2016.  Job Description: This 
is a full-time seasonal position and requires working weekends and 
holidays (Memorial Day or July 4th). Primary duties will include 
identifying, posting, and maintaining nesting habitat for Least Terns 
and Wilson’s and Snowy Plovers using signs and symbolic fencing at 
Bolivar Flats and East Beach in Galveston. The technician will conduct 
weekly avian surveys supporting Houston Audubon and American Bird 
Conservancy conservation and management efforts using established 
protocols. Nest fate monitoring for plovers will be performed 2-3 times 
per week) weather permitting to determine success and causes of failure 
– adherence to a strict protocol is expected. Technician will 
participate in additional scientific monitoring of imperiled 
beach-nesting birds including (but not limited to) trapping and banding 
Wilson’s and Snowy Plover adults and young, and re-sighting banded 
birds. The technician will be expected to maintain all field data 
electronically and conduct basic data analysis of these data to include 
in interim and final reports as per the grant requirements funding this 
position. A monthly review of data management will be conducted. The 
technician will also perform public outreach and education about 
imperiled beach-nesting birds at critical nesting areas and at community 
events. Busy weekends and holidays will be targeted for outreach 
activities at nesting locations, weekend work is required. The 
technician will work either Memorial Day or July 4th and which holiday 
will be determined at time of hire. The individual will work closely 
with HAS volunteers (and seek out new volunteers) and other community 
members when conducting education and bird stewardship activities. The 
position will require the technician to conduct several informative 
presentations to local community and/or school groups about 
beach-nesting birds and coordinate volunteer efforts to deploy 
additional stewards at critical nesting areas to inform the public and 
further protect breeding birds. Other duties as assigned by HAS and ABC. 
Qualifications: The applicant should have a Bachelor’s degree in 
Environmental Studies, Natural Resources, Wildlife Sciences, or a 
related discipline, be experienced in avian research, management 
techniques, and conservation. Experience with shorebird identification, 
surveying, locating nests and re-sighting banded beach-nesting birds is 
highly desirable. Experience with trapping and banding birds is highly 
desired. Applicant must be comfortable communicating and working with 
recreational beach users, volunteers, community members, and staff of 
multiple partner organizations – strong verbal and written communication 
skills are a must and will include conflict resolution. A significant 
portion of time will be spent viewing birds through binoculars and 
high-powered scopes, and standing and walking outside along long 
stretches of beach habitat in hot, sunny conditions. Weather conditions 
vary and may include cold, strong winds, rain and storms, heat, and high 
humidity – biting insects will be prevalent throughout the season. 
Remote housing is available and required when conducting field 
activities related to monitoring nesting birds. Candidate will be able 
to physically and mentally work in these conditions. Basic Microsoft 
Word and Excel skills are required. Report writing skills are desirable. 
Valid driver's license and reliable personal vehicle are required for 
travel between work sites.  Compensation: $10-12/hour depending on 
experience, on-site field housing at the High Island field station, and 
mileage reimbursement (with mileage cap). This position is managed 
on-the-ground by Houston Audubon (HAS) in collaboration with American 
Bird Conservancy (ABC).  To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, 3 
references, and unofficial college transcript to: KACY RAY (EM: kray AT 
abcbirds.org). Deadline is Friday, January 8, 2016.

FLORIDA PANHANDLE SHOREBIRD TECHNICIAN  at Audubon Florida. Website: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2668/florida-panhandle-shorebird-technician/job 

Location: Panama City, FL.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent. 
Application Deadline: 1 Jan 2016.  Job Description: Audubon Florida 
seeks a Field Technician to support beach-nesting, bird conservation 
work throughout the Western Florida Panhandle. The Technician will work 
remotely in Panama City, FL and travel to complete the majority of work 
in and around the beaches of Tyndall Air Force Base. From February to 
August (“breeding season”), the Field Technician will be responsible for 
performing bird monitoring and protection work under Audubon’s Panhandle 
Florida Beach-nesting Bird Contract. This project performs a spectrum of 
independent beach-nesting bird conservation tasks from Escambia to Bay 
County, Florida. Breeding season responsibilities include the following, 
in addition to other as-needed duties: - Posting symbolic fencing around 
beach-nesting bird sites and maintaining said posting; - Performing 
weekly bird and nest surveys including band resighting; - Monitoring 
nest sites weekly for evidence of disturbance or predation; - Helping 
protect sites from disturbance through stewardship activities, to 
include: advising and partnering with volunteers to chaperone 
beach-nesting bird colonies during busy warm-weather weekends, educating 
beachgoers about these species and encouraging compliance with posted 
areas, and engaging in outreach to user groups through presentations at 
organizational meetings. From September through January (“non-breeding 
season”), s/he will be responsible for completing winter coastal bird 
surveys; assisting with volunteer recruitment and management, training 
and appreciation; creating educational signage about coastal birds; and 
helping to conduct outreach to key user groups impacting coastal birds 
in the Florida Panhandle. This full-time position with benefits is a 
grant-funded opportunity through August 2017; continuation beyond that 
date is subject to future grant funding. Essential Functions: By closely 
collaborating with the Stewardship Program Coordinator and Panhandle 
Program Manager, s/he will ensure all sites are: - Effectively surveyed 
during the state-prescribed beach-nesting bird survey windows; - Posted 
by required deadlines; - Monitored weekly, and stewarded to the terms of 
Audubon’s contract. Additional responsibilities include, but are not 
limited to: - Collect accurate data as assigned, and submitting 
associated activity logs on a scheduled timeline. - Contributing to 
technical report writing and submitting content for the program. - 
Overseeing the maintenance needs of assigned program vehicles, trailers, 
boats and ATV/UTVs. - Mentoring and advising volunteers in monitoring, 
surveying and stewardship activities. - Educating and engaging the 
public around coastal bird conservation through outreach at beach sites 
and through presentations to key constituencies. - Technicians will also 
be responsible for the accurate and timely entry of their survey data 
into the Florida Shorebird Database within two weeks of the end of each 
survey window, and the timely completion and submittal of activity logs 
weekly.  Qualifications: - Bachelor’s degree in biology, wildlife 
ecology or related field required; Master's degree a plus. - 2-3 years' 
demonstrated expertise in shorebird and seabird identification and 
performing surveys a must. - Strong communication and problem solving 
skills; demonstrated ability to work independently and maintain 
accountability for work products. - Excellent judgment and 
decision-making skills, one who possesses a high degree of integrity in 
all deliverables. - Experience working with external partners and 
volunteers, as well as operating and overseeing maintenance of equipment 
including boats, ATV/UTVs, trucks and trailers. - Demonstrated 
experience with performing field work in challenging coastal conditions. 
- Familiarity with coastal conservation lands of the Florida Panhandle a 
plus. - Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications. - Must be able 
to work long days, weekends, and holidays as needed, in Florida summer 
field conditions. - Interest in conservation and passion for the mission 
of the National Audubon Society a must.  Compensation: Competitive.   To 
apply, please follow link: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2668/florida-panhandle-shorebird-technician/job 

Only applications submitted electronically through the link above will 
be accepted.

FIELD ORNITHOLOGIST  at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory - Michigan 
Audubon.  Website: http://www.michiganaudubon.org/  Location: Paradise, 
MI.  Duration: 15 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Job Description: 
Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, located in the eastern Upper Peninsula 
of Michigan, is seeking a Field Ornithologist from 1 March - 15 June, 
2016. There is a possibility of renewal of the position through the 
summer and the fall. Whitefish Point is one of the Great Lakes 
preeminent migration stations with nearly 2 million waterbirds, raptors, 
and passerines recorded during the Observatory’s 35+ year history. 
Fellow staff members will be conducting a hawk count, owl banding, and a 
waterbird count on site. Shared housing is provided, including full 
kitchen, laundry, and internet. Duties include: being “swing” counter 
for hawk and waterbird counts, perform daily landbird census at the 
site, maintain and administer count protocols, provide orientation to 
seasonal count technicians, ensure data entry is complete and timely 
(including eBird), blog updates, provide public outreach, and compiling 
a seasonal report.  Qualifications: Applicants should be adept at 
identifying hawks and waterbirds at a distance, and landbirds by both 
sight and sound. Applicants should be adept at identifying hawks and 
waterbirds at a distance, and landbirds by both sight and sound. 
Applicants must be proficient with the use of optics (binoculars & 
spotting scope at a minimum) and own their own binoculars (camera for 
documenting rarities and a spotting scope is a plus). Since Staff 
housing is located more than a mile from the study site, applicants must 
provide transport from housing to the count site. While a migration 
season at Whitefish Point is an exciting and rewarding experience, those 
who dislike (or cannot tolerate) cold and windy conditions need not 
apply.  Compensation: Pay is $1500-1700/month based on experience, plus 
free housing.  To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and reference 
contact information to ALEC LINDSAY (EM: boardchair AT 
michiganaudubon.org). Position is open until filled. Check out our blogs 
for more info: http://www.wpbo.org/blog/

WATERBIRD COUNTER  at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory - Michigan 
Audubon.  Website: http://www.michiganaudubon.org  Location: Paradise, 
MI.  Duration: 9 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Job Description: WATERBIRD 
COUNTER – Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, located in the eastern Upper 
Peninsula of Michigan, is seeking a Waterbird Counter from 12 April - 7 
June, 2016. Whitefish Point is one of the Great Lakes preeminent 
migration stations with nearly 2 million waterbirds, raptors, and 
passerines recorded during the Observatory’s 35+ year history. The 
waterbird observation area allows for viewing many of the raptors and 
songbirds that migrate through Whitefish Point. Fellow staff members 
will be conducting a hawk count, owl banding and passerine counts on 
site. Shared housing is provided, including full kitchen, laundry, and 
internet. Duties include a daily count (6 days/week), data entry, blog 
updates, rarity documentation, public outreach, and compiling a seasonal 
report.  Qualifications: Applicants should be adept at identifying 
waterbirds and shorebirds at a distance, and landbirds by both sight and 
sound. Applicants must also be proficient with the use of optics 
(binoculars & spotting scope at a minimum) – and own their own 
binoculars (camera for documenting rarities and a spotting scope is a 
plus). Staff housing is located more than a mile from the study site, so 
transport from housing to the site is required. While a migration season 
at Whitefish Point is an exciting and rewarding experience those who 
dislike (or cannot tolerate) cold and windy conditions need not apply.  
Compensation: Pay is $1400-1600/month based on experience, plus free 
housing.  To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and reference 
contact information to ALEC LINDSAY at: (EM: boardchair AT 
michiganaudubon.org). Position is open until filled. Check out our blogs 
for more info: http://www.wpbo.org/blog/.

HAWK COUNTER  at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory - Michigan Audubon.  
Website: http://www.michiganaudubon.org  Location: Paradise, MI.  
Duration: 12 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Job Description: HAWK COUNTER 
– Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, located in the eastern Upper 
Peninsula of Michigan, is seeking a Hawk Counter from 12 March - 7 June, 
2016. Whitefish Point is one of the Great Lakes preeminent migration 
stations with nearly 2 million waterbirds, raptors (16 species of 
diurnal raptors are regular), and passerines recorded during the 
Observatory’s 35+ year history. The hawk observation area also allows 
for viewing many of the waterbirds and songbirds that migrate through 
Whitefish Point. Fellow staff members will be conducting a waterbird 
count, owl banding and passerine counts on site. Shared housing is 
provided, including full kitchen, laundry, and internet. Duties include 
a daily count (6 days/week), data entry, blog updates, rarity 
documentation, public outreach, and compiling a seasonal report.  
Qualifications: Applicants should be adept at identifying diurnal 
raptors at a distance, and landbirds by both sight and sound. Applicants 
must also be proficient with the use of optics (binoculars & spotting 
scope at a minimum) – and own their own binoculars (camera for 
documenting rarities and a spotting scope is a plus). Staff housing is 
located more than a mile from the study site, so transport from housing 
to the site is required. While a migration season at Whitefish Point is 
an exciting and rewarding experience those who dislike (or cannot 
tolerate) biting insects or cold and windy conditions need not apply.  
Compensation: Pay is $1400-1600/month based on experience, plus free 
housing.  To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and reference 
contact information to ALEC LINDSAY at: (EM: boardchair AT 
michiganaudubon.org). Position is open until filled. Check out our blogs 
for more info: http://www.wpbo.org/blog/

OWL BANDERS  at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory - Michigan Audubon.  
Website: http://www.michiganaudubon.org  Location: Paradise, MI.  
Duration: 15 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Job 
Description: OWL BANDERS – Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, located in 
the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan, is seeking a Head and an 
Assistant Owl Bander from 1 March - 15 June, 2016. Whitefish Point is a 
prime migration spot in both spring and fall, with more diversity in owl 
species banded than any other site in North America. Owl species banded 
in past include saw-whet, boreal, long-eared, barred, great gray, great 
horned, snowy, and hawk-owl. This is a prime migration site for many 
northern species of owls, winter finches, eastern warblers and black 
flies. Fellow staff members will be conducting a hawk count, waterbird 
count, and passerine counts on site. Shared housing is provided, 
including full kitchen, laundry, and internet.  Qualifications: Duties 
include nightly banding (dusk-dawn, 6 nights/week), daily data entry, 
blog updates, and compiling a seasonal report. HEAD OWL BANDER must have 
previous experience with mist-netting and banding owls. ASSISTANT OWL 
BANDER must have previous mist-netting experience. Staff housing is 
located more than a mile from the study site, so transport from housing 
to the site is required.  Compensation: Pay is $1400-1600/month based on 
experience, plus free housing. There is a possibility of renewal of both 
positions in the fall.  To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and 
reference contact information to ALEC LINDSAY at: (EM: boardchair AT 
michiganaudubon.org). Position is open until filled. Check out our blogs 
for more info: http://www.wpbo.org/blog
Subject: Fwd: Birdjobs -- November 29, 2015 - part 2
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2015 23:39:01 -0500
EDITOR'S NOTE:  Here is the second part.  There will be another list 
containing the new,  current announcements in a day or so.  Again, I 
apologize for not noticing this sooner and for the difficulties it may 
have caused, both for employers and potential employees.


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Subject: 	Birdjobs -- November 29, 2015 - part 2
Date: 	Sun, 29 Nov 2015 21:02:04 -0500
From: 	Cheryl Trine 
To: 	Birdjobs-L AT cornell.edu



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TOURIST BIRDING PROGRAM DEVELOPER  at Shri Jasnath Asan (ashram).
Website: www.shrijasnathasan.org  Location: Rajasthan, India. Duration:
Open.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Application Deadline: 30 Apr 2016.  Job
Description: Ashram on the edge of the Thar Desert of Rajasthan seeks
professional to create a bird watching program for visiting tourists.
Collaborate with wildlife association in Jodhpur for research - which
birds to include in the field guide. Create contents for field guide
(1-2 page treasure hunt type form) for visitors to use while touring the
desert, along with suggested habitat and tell signs. Use original or
borrowed images from Jodhpur association.  Qualifications: Understanding
of birdwatching. Ability to collaborate with wildlife association for
research. Ability to travel foreign country. Photography. Writing.
Product & Program Development. Content Development.  Compensation: This
is a volunteer position. All expenses for creating the program/document
will be reimbursed within reason - domestic travel & research. (We are a
non-profit social welfare agency, so we can't afford to purchase new
equipment). Comfortable housing in ashram palace, contemporary
facilities, pure water, 3 vegetarian organic meals daily, cultural
outings, 2 yoga classes daily, library, laundry facility, much more.
Open access to all ashram. Lovely family.  To Apply: Send letter of
interest with cv or sample of previous content development (birds or
wildlife in general) to (EM: shree AT shrijasnathasan.org).

WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST/SONORAN JOINT VENTURE COORDINATOR  at U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service.  Website:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/422146600  Location: Tucson,
AZ.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 4 Dec
2015.  Job Description: The employee serves as the coordinator for the
Sonoran Joint Venture, providing leadership and technical advice for the
development and implementation of projects to improve land management
practices in the United States and Mexico. NOTE: This position is also
being advertised under Merit Promotion Procedures and is open to status
candidates. To be considered under merit promotion procedures, you must
submit a separate application and supplemental documentation to vacancy
announcement number R2-16-1562239-CL-MP.  Qualifications: Possess a
Bachelor's Degree with a major in a biological science that includes the
following course work: 1) at least 9 semester hours in such wildlife
subjects as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, wildlife management,
or research courses in the field of wildlife biology; AND 2) at least 12
semester hours in zoology in such subjects as general zoology,
invertebrate zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy,
physiology, genetics, ecology, cellular biology, parasitology,
entomology, or research courses in such subjects; AND 3) at least 9
semester hours in botany or the related plant sciences. Please Note: If
you select this response, please provide transcripts to show how you
meet this requirement, OR A combination of education and experience that
is equivalent to a major in a biological science. This combination
includes 1) at least 9 semester hours in wildlife subjects as described
in "A" above; AND 2) 12 semester hours in zoology subjects as described
in "A" above; AND 3) 9 semester hours in botany as described in "A"
above. Please Note: If you select this response, you must submit
transcripts to show how you meet the education requirement. Additional
Qualifications: One year of professional experience equivalent to the
GS-12 level in the Federal service. Examples of qualifying specialized
experience must include: experience providing advice and guidance on
regional, national and/or international issues related to migratory bird
populations, habitat and ecology; directing policy and staff functions;
developing short and long-range plans and formulating and implementing
policies, standards and procedures for a program area; supervising staff
work on programmatic issues, and advising management concerning
controversial and complex issues. Compensation: $83,468.00 to
$108,507.00 / Per Year  To Apply: Apply online at USAJOBS.gov

EIDER (SEA DUCK) HUSBANDRY FELLOWSHIP, expanded internship experience
at Alaska SeaLife Center.  Website: http://www.alaskasealife.org/
Location: Seward, AK.  Duration: 10-12 weeks.  Job Type: Intern.
Application Deadline: 11 Jan 2016. Job Description: Are you looking for
an expanded internship? The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is sponsoring a
summer Fellowship program for college students or graduates who are
interested in gaining a one of a kind experience in a world-class marine
facility. ASLC summer Fellowships offer a well-rounded experience in a
variety of areas within the Center. Eider (Sea Duck) Husbandry Eider
Fellow will be tasked with the care and husbandry specific to captive
research waterfowl species. The position also entails learning about and
assisting with threatened species breeding season tasks in an area that
is located outside and susceptible to the extreme Alaska environmental
conditions. Under guidance of Eider Husbandry staff, the Fellow will be
trained and expected to perform the following duties: • Perform daily
animal diet preparations and routine cleaning of animal enclosures, work
area and wet lab. • Make daily observations of the breeding behaviors,
health and condition of the research eiders • Assist researchers with
data collection relevant to the breeding season and current research
projects. • Maintain records, and photo database. • Assist in pool
cleanings and water quality testing. • Assist in enclosure maintenance,
breeding season set up and take down which will include moderate to
strenuous physical activity, lifting up to 50lbs. • Assist in the care
of breeding pairs, eggs, and duckling rearing. This may entail irregular
work hours.  Compensation: These are unpaid positions but the Alaska
SeaLife Center does provide housing for successful applicants.  To
Apply: Applications and information can be found on the Fellowship page
of our website, http://www.alaskasealife.org. If you have questions or
would like more information on becoming a summer Fellow at the Alaska
SeaLife Center please email the volunteer coordinator.

POSTDOC - Yuma Ridgway’s Rails   at University of Idaho.  Website:
http://www.uidaho.edu/cnr/departments/fish-and-wildlife-sciences
Location: Moscow, Idaho.  Duration: 1-2 years.  Job Type: Post-doc.
Application Deadline: 15 Dec 2015.  Job Description: Postdoc available
in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences at the University of
Idaho to start in spring 2016 (start date is somewhat flexible).
Qualifications include a Ph.D. degree (in Biology, Zoology, Wildlife
Biology, or related field), excellent written and interpersonal skills,
a strong work ethic, and a willingness to conduct field research in
extreme desert heat. The postdoc will be the project leader for a
research project that will attach solar satellite transmitters to
federally endangered Yuma Ridgway’s Rails in marshes on National
Wildlife Refuges in southeastern California and southwestern Arizona.
The goal of the project is to describe dispersal behavior of juvenile
rails (distances moved, directions moved, phenology of movements, etc.)
to help assess the potential impact of solar energy facilities in the
southwestern U.S. on migrating/dispersing rails. This is a collaborative
project and we will work closely with biologists from U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service and other federal and state agencies. To apply, please
send the following materials (via email attachment) to Dr. COURTNEY
CONWAY (EM: cconway AT uidaho.edu): (1) Cover letter explaining career
goals and academic interests, highlighting experience relevant to this
project, (2) resume, and (3) names/addresses/email for >3 references.
See the following website for more information on the Department of Fish
and Wildlife Sciences at the University of Idaho:
http://www.uidaho.edu/cnr/departments/fish-and-wildlife-sciences and
http://www.uidaho.edu/cnr/faculty  . Qualifications include a Ph.D.
degree (in Biology, Zoology, Wildlife Biology, or related field),
excellent written and interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, and a
willingness to conduct field research in extreme desert heat.
Compensation: $40,000-60,000 DOE.   To apply, please send the following
materials (via email attachment) to Dr. COURTNEY CONWAY (EM: cconway AT
uidaho.edu): (1) Cover letter explaining career goals and academic
interests, highlighting experience relevant to this project, (2) resume,
and (3) names/addresses/email for >3 references.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY PROGRAM DIRECTOR  at Audubon California.  Website:

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2659/san-francisco-bay-program-director/job 

Location: Tiburon, California.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent.
Application Deadline: 14 Dec 2015.  Job Description: Audubon California
is seeking an experienced and entrepreneurial conservation leader to
carry out Audubon’s mission at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center &
Sanctuary (RBACS). In partnership with the Director of Bird
Conservation, Marine Program Director, and other Audubon California
staff, the San Francisco Bay Program Director will be responsible for
executing the mission of the National Audubon Society throughout San
Francisco Bay. This position offers the chance to protect globally
significant Important Bird Areas and to address proximate and long-term
threats to waterbirds and forage fish species. In the first three years,
the director will be dedicated in part to leading a newly funded Audubon
initiative to better understand threats to Pacific herring, subtidal
vegetation and associated bird life in San Francisco Bay, as well as
coordinating and undertaking action to reverse two known key threats to
herring and subtidal vegetation. This will entail policy analysis,
science-based advocacy, coalition building, and biological research
activities related to these specific goals. The most compelling
candidates will be able to describe their experience in solving
conservation problems, understanding and conducting ecological research,
working within a coalition, and inspiring others to work toward common
goals. The Director will manage program staff and will report directly
to the Director of Bird Conservation. The position is located at the
RBACS in Tiburon.   Qualifications and Experience: • Master’s Degree of
Science with a demonstrated record of understanding and interpreting
science; • A track record of success in science-based advocacy; •
Knowledge of ecology and avian conservation in San Francisco Bay
preferred; • Substantial policy experience working with both local and
state agencies and constituents (preference for experience in San
Francisco Bay region); • Excellent written and oral communication skills
; • Demonstrated operational skills and the ability to manage time and
resources, including program and budget management; • Demonstrated
experience in managing government grants, budgets, grant writing and
fundraising; • Strong facilitation and negotiation skills with
experience creating collaboration and consensus among internal and
external stakeholders; • Strong appreciation of and commitment to
conservation; • Love of the outdoors, patience, flexibility, and the
ability to inspire and motivate others.  To Apply: Apply online with
cover letter and resume here:

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2659/san-francisco-bay-program-director/job 



MAINE SUMMER SEABIRD RESEARCHERS  at Maine Coastal Islands National
Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Website:
http://www.fws.gov/northeast/mainecoastal/  Location: Coastal Maine.
Duration: 12 weeks.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 10.
Application Deadline: 12 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Maine Coastal
Islands National Wildlife Refuge needs several field researchers (island
supervisors and technicians) to monitor seabird colonies on islands
along the Maine coast. Seabird species to be studied include: common,
Arctic, and roseate terns, common eider, laughing gulls, black
guillemot, Leach’s storm-petrel, Atlantic puffin, and razorbills.
Qualifications: While living on the islands, researchers will: conduct
an annual census of all nesting seabird species, monitor productivity,
observe chick feedings, trap and band adult seabirds, band chicks, read
adult bands, and monitor predators and competitors. We are looking for
people who are willing to learn new techniques, have a solid work ethic,
can function well independently, yet are comfortable working/living with
other researchers on remote islands, often under harsh weather
conditions. Prior experience with bird identification and seabird
ecology preferred, but not required; self-motivation, a strong work
ethic, enthusiasm for science, and ability to tackle the rigors of field
work (long hours) are a must.  Compensation: Dates: May 9 - August 12,
2016 (six positions), and May 24 - August 12, 2016 (four positions)
Salary: $290 to $385 per week (varies with level of supervision) Housing
provided   To Apply: send a resume, cover letter, and contact
information for 3 references (name, phone number and email address) by
February 12th to: Maine Coastal Islands NWR, P.O. Box 1735, 9 Water
Street, Rockland, ME 04841 or email (EM: Michael_Langlois AT fws.gov).
For more information, call Maine Coastal Islands NWR at 207-594-0600
ext.3 or check out our website at
http://www.fws.gov/northeast/mainecoastal/

MAINE SUMMER SEABIRD RESEARCH with Trapping Experience  at Maine Coastal
Islands National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Website: http://www.fws.gov/northeast/mainecoastal/ Location: Coastal
Maine.  Duration: 12 weeks.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 2.
Application Deadline: 12 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Maine Coastal
Islands National Wildlife Refuge is seeking two field researchers
(technicians) to implement predator control efforts and monitor seabird
colonies on islands along the Maine coast. Predator control efforts
primarily focus on removing mink and limiting gull predation on nesting
seabirds. We are looking for people who are willing to learn new
techniques, have a solid work ethic, can function well independently,
yet are comfortable working/living with one other researcher on a remote
island, often under harsh weather conditions.  Qualifications: Prior
hunting and trapping experience is preferred. Self-motivation, a strong
work ethic, enthusiasm for science, and ability to tackle the rigors of
field work are a must. Technician will assist with ongoing seabird
restoration activities when not conducting predator control duties.
Applicants must be in excellent physical condition and be able to
navigate challenging terrain on foot.  Compensation: Dates: May 9 – July
29, 2016 (one position) and May 24 - August 12, 2016 (one position)
Salary: $290 per week Housing (Cabin) provided   To Apply: send a cover
letter, and describe your experience at nest-searching (include
description of kinds of habitats and bird species) and any small mammal
trapping done, plus resume, and contact information for 3 references
(name, phone number and email address) by February 12th to: Maine
Coastal Islands NWR, P.O. Box 1735, 9 Water Street, Rockland, ME 04841
or email to (EM: Michael_Langlois AT fws.gov). For more information,
call Maine Coastal Islands NWR at 207-594-0600 ext.3 or check out our
website at http://www.fws.gov/northeast/mainecoastal/

AVIAN FIELD RESEARCH TECHNICIANS  at University of Montana. Location:
Arizona.  Duration: ~May 1 through ~July 25.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number
of Openings: 17. Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2016.  Job Description:
Field assistants are sought for an ongoing, long-term study of the
behavioral, demographic, and life history ecology of a high elevation
avian community and riparian ecosystem. The field site is located in
high elevation (7800') forest in North Central Arizona, where we have
extensively studied 32 species of breeding birds for 31 years. Field
assistants will have the opportunity to gain experience in many of the
field techniques used in avian research. Field assistants will be given
the opportunity to work and interact with graduate students conducting
innovative science at this site. The field camp is remote, primitive,
and requires tent-living. The project runs from ~ 1 May and ends ~ 25
July. Pay is $1288 - $1400/month, depending on experience. We are
looking for people who are willing to learn new techniques, have a solid
work ethic, and can function well independently, yet are comfortable
working/living in large groups. Prior experience with birds is desirable
but not required; self-motivation, a strong work ethic, enthusiasm for
science, and ability to tackle the rigors of field work are a must.
Reviews of applications and filling of positions is occurring now and
will continue until positions are filled (No later than January 31).
Qualifications: We are seeking to hire multiple individuals for 3
different job types: Target- Netter Technicians (8 Positions) We are
looking for enthusiastic, creative banders to actively catch birds.
Banders will use playback, alarm calls, nestling begging, and
observation for strategic net placement to successfully catch targeted
individuals. Banders will be expected to band, bleed, and take
morphological measurements on both juvenile and adult birds.
Additionally, part of this project focuses on energetics so banders will
use doubly labeled water methodology. Individuals applying for this
position must be comfortable working closely with others, as we
typically have banders in teams of two. Nest Searcher Technicians (6
Positions) Individuals applying for these positions must be highly
motivated and work well independently. Nest searchers will locate and
monitor nests through the duration of the bird’s nesting cycle. Nest
searchers will assist with collecting data on nestling/fledgling
morphological measurements as well as survival through tracking with
radio telemetry. Nestling Measurer/ Telemetry Technicians (3 Positions)
Individuals applying for these positions will work closely with others
as well as independently. Desired applicants are very detailed oriented
and efficient at completing assigned tasks. Individuals will specialize
in banding and taking morphological measurements of nestling/fledglings,
as well as attaching transmitters and tracking young birds once they
leave the nest via radio telemetry.  Compensation: $1288 - $1400/month
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 3. Three References (Please include
name, email address, and telephone numbers) Please send application
materials in a single document to (EM: arizona.bird.crew AT gmail.com).
Email is preferred, but if you need to send applications materials via
mail, please send them to: MAGGIE RIORDAN, Montana Cooperative Wildlife
Research Unit, 32 Campus Drive, Natural Sciences 205, Missoula, MT 59812.

PHD POSITION, MIGRATION AND WINTERING ECOLOGY OF RIPARIAN BIRDS  at
University of British Columbia Okanagan  Website:
http://biol.ok.ubc.ca/faculty/hodges.html  Location: Kelowna, BC,
Canada.  Duration: 4 years.  Job Type: Student.  Application Deadline:
15 Dec 2015.  Job Description: Co-supervisors: Dr Karen Hodges,
University of British Columbia Okanagan, and Dr. Christine Bishop,
Environment Canada. Collaborators: Dr. Keith Hobson, Environment Canada,
Klamath Bird Observatory, San Pancho Bird Observatory, Tierra de Aves
A.C., MX Many riparian birds in Canada occur at the northern edge of
their range. There is little understanding of the overwintering
locations, return rates and survivorship of these birds relative to
those in the core of their range. This research will primarily examine
the range-wide patterns in overwintering locations and the factors that
influence migration trends in riparian birds that nest in the dry
interior of British Columbia (BC) and in Northern California. This PhD
position is designed as a comparative study of populations of two focal
species, Gray Catbird, and Yellow-breasted Chat (endangered in BC). The
student will use geolocator data, stable isotopes, corticosterone and
mercury analyses in collaboration with Mexican partners to identify
overwintering locations, travel corridors and stressors affecting these
populations.  Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications: We are seeking a
student with an MSc in ecology, biology, conservation, or related
disciplines. We will look favorably on research experience with birds,
including practical skills in bird banding and handling and
identification. The successful applicant will have strong grades, likely
with peer-reviewed journal publications, and GIS and statistical skills.
Although this position is fully funded, we expect the successful
applicant will also apply for graduate fellowships.  Compensation: The
PhD student will receive a guaranteed minimum stipend for at least 4
years. The rate is tied to changes in NSERC fellowships.  To Apply: We
ask all interested applicants to submit a cover letter, informal
transcripts, and a CV to Dr. Hodges for initial screening (for full
consideration, submit materials before December 15). Highly qualified
candidates will be encouraged to apply formally to UBC Okanagan’s
Biology Graduate Program for September 2016 admission; we strongly hope
the student will be able to begin fieldwork in May 2016. For questions
about the position please contact: Dr. KAREN HODGES, (EM: karen.hodges
AT ubc.ca) For information about the Biology Graduate Program at UBC
Okanagan: http://biol.ok.ubc.ca/graduate/biologyprogram.html

POSTDOC - LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY OF THE LESSER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN  at Sutton
Avian Research Center, Oklahoma Biological Survey, University of
Oklahoma.  Website: http://www.suttoncenter.org  Location: Bartlesville,
OK.  Duration: 18-24 months.  Job Type: Post-doc.  Job Description: The
Oklahoma Biological Survey (OBS) and George Miksch Sutton Avian Research
Center (“Sutton Center”) are seeking a postdoc with expertise in
analysis of ecological data, including GIS skills and multivariate
techniques. The position is grant-funded and will be supervised by Dr.
Jeremy Ross at the Sutton Center and Dr. Michael Patten at the OBS. The
position will be based at the Sutton Center in Bartlesville, OK, though
paid travel to the OBS on the main OU campus in Norman will regularly
occur. Principal duties of the position will be the organization,
analysis, and preparation of manuscripts of a >15 years of data on the
life history, landscape ecology, and habitat selection of the Lesser
Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus). Key questions will be
those that relate to applied ecology, conservation, and management in
support of the species’ rangewide recovery plan, as administered by the
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA). The
successful candidate will have a great deal of latitude to build on
works already published from these data; as such, we seek applicants who
are efficient, creative, and able to work well with Sutton Center and
OBS staff and faculty. This position will primarily be office-based,
though occasional trips to our research area in northwestern Oklahoma to
ground-truth data will be expected. The postdoc will also be expected to
work cooperatively with other research and management agencies as part
of a Lesser Prairie-Chicken research consortium in Oklahoma.
Qualifications: Required: PhD in ecology or conservation biology,
expertise in analysis of ecological data, including GIS skills and
multivariate techniques. Preferred: experience with occupancy modeling,
survivorship analysis, and research with large, long-term tracking
datasets.  Compensation: Salary: $45,000/yr (+ subsidized health care,
dental, and vision insurance).  To apply, please submit a cover letter,
your CV, and three references to: Dr. JEREMY ROSS, Executive Director,
George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center, Oklahoma Biological Survey,
University of Oklahoma, P.O. Box 2007, Bartlesville, OK 74005 (EM:
rossjd AT ou.edu) and Dr. MICHAEL PATTEN, Professor, Oklahoma Biological
Survey, University of Oklahoma, 111 E. Chesapeake St., Norman, OK 73019
(EM: mpatten AT ou.edu). This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED, so
highly-qualified candidates are encouraged to inquire/apply at their
earliest convenience. The University of Oklahoma is an equal-opportunity
employer and women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

CRANE AND CONSERVATION NATURALIST INTERNSHIP  at International Crane
Foundation.  Website:
https://www.savingcranes.org/about-icf/get-involved/intern-opportunities/ 
Location: 

Baraboo, WI.  Duration: 9 Months.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings:
4. Application Deadline: 22 Feb 2016.  Job Description: ICF is a leader
in the conservation of the world's 15 crane species and is dedicated to
providing experience, knowledge, and inspiration to involve people in
resolving threats to cranes and the ecosystems vital to their long-term
survival. ICF's world headquarters is located in Baraboo, WI one hour
north of Madison, WI. ICF is open to the public every day from April
15th to October 31st each year and all of the world’s 15 crane species
are on live-display at our facility. These cranes, our interpretive
tours, interactive exhibits, multimedia theater, and nature trails
attract more than 25,000 visitors each season. In order to achieve our
mission, the Conservation Education Department disseminates ICF’s
message as widely as possible, both on-site and through outreach work,
using the latest technologies available and by selling annual
memberships to support ICF’s conservation initiatives. For more
information, please visit our website at www.savingcranes.org ICF Crane
and Conservation Naturalist Interns will gain valuable hands-on
experience working with the Conservation Education Department and will:
• Develop and lead daily interpretive tours at ICF for visiting schools,
community organizations, private groups, and the general public. •
Interact and assist with the sale of admission tickets, gift shop
merchandise, annual memberships, and overall ICF site orientation on a
daily basis. • Assist in the completion of one or several projects
related to the goals, work plan, and objectives of the ICF Conservation
Education Department (e.g. help design and develop self-guided written
or audio media; write, film and edit short films about ICF’s work;
create, test, and evaluate interpretive programs; design interpretive
wayside panels; organize and implement on-site events; or research
policy related projects and initiatives, etc.) • Conduct duties
associated with opening/closing the visitor center, exhibits, and gift
shop on a daily basis. • Achieve experience planning, designing, and
evaluating interpretive programs and written materials. • Learn about
ICF project initiatives related to crane ecology, behavior, and
husbandry; field conservation and ecology; and ecosystem restoration
techniques and processes. • Have the opportunity to volunteer with other
departments and participate in job shadow experiences at ICF. • Gain
exposure to wildlife conservation methods and endangered species
management. • Meet and work with a variety of international colleagues
and professional staff at ICF. • Educate and inspire people of all ages
and walks of life about the world’s 15 crane species and the ecosystems
on which they depend. ICF’s Crane and Conservation Naturalist Internship
begins March 1st, 2016 and runs through November 18th, 2016. Applicants
should be prepared to live in a co-ed communal living situation and be
able to work outdoors everyday in all weather conditions found in
Wisconsin. Naturalist Interns will work weekends and will have two
consecutive days off during the work week. The ICF campus is set in a
rural Wisconsin setting at the edge of Wisconsin’s beautiful Driftless
area. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at
the time they apply. Candidates without a work visa must obtain one
before they will be considered for an internship. ICF is an Equal
Opportunity Employer.  Qualifications: B.A. or B.S. preferred. Students
from all disciplines are welcome to apply, however studies relating to
wildlife conservation, education, or biology are preferred. The
applicant should have exceptional customer service, proficient public
speaking skills and the ability to teach diverse audiences in a
non-formal setting. Candidates should demonstrate a strong
interest/background in the fields of interpretation, environmental
education, conservation biology, ornithology, education, graphic design,
film/documentary production, or other related fields.  Compensation:
Interns receive $550 a month and on site housing.  To Apply: Applicants
should send a one page cover letter, resume (no more than two pages),
and contact information for three references to: ANDY BINGLE,
Interpretive Programs Manager (EM: abingle AT savingcranes.org  PH:
608-356-9462 x108).

WESTERN SNOWY PLOVER and CALIFORNIA LEAST TERN MONITORING POSITION at
Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, California State Parks.
Website: http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=1207  Location: Oceano,
California.  Duration: 7 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of
Openings: 4-5. Application Deadline: 20 Jan 2016.  Job Description:
Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area is currently recruiting for
several Senior Park Aide/Environmental Services Intern (ESI) positions
for the 2015 Western snowy plover and California least tern nesting
season (March to September) General Duties include: • Conduct monitoring
for two federally listed bird species, the threatened snowy plover and
the endangered least tern, including monitoring adults, nests, chicks
and broods • Fence, sign, and nest exclosure installation and
maintenance • Collect scientific field notes, data entry, and technical
report writing • Work with the public as a State Park representative and
with an interdisciplinary team ESI Specific Duties Include: • Analyze
and evaluate data • Report writing and preparation of recommendations •
Gain experience in the methods and ethics of professional conduct and
practice • May perform more independent duties in areas of particular
expertise Weekend, holiday, early morning (before dawn), and evening
shifts will be required. You will receive full training and work with
some of the best experts in the field!  Qualifications: Applicants
should have the following qualities: • Be flexible, open minded, and
able to reason logically • Have interest and aptitude in the work • Be
able to take direction and establish and maintain effective working
relationships • Work well with the public as a State Park representative
• Ability to work under adverse conditions such as in heavy wind and
moving sand • Be able to cope with sitting for extended periods
monitoring by spotting scope • Be able to lift up to 50 pounds • Ability
to read and record color band data • Willingness to do routine work in
order to learn • Have experience writing scientific field notes and
reports • Ability to draw sound conclusions and make appropriate
recommendations • Have a clean Class C Driver license and be able to
operate a 4-wheel drive vehicle • Have knowledge of general concepts
related to biological and environmental issues • BA/BS in biological
sciences or related field required for qualification as an ESI • Birding
experience preferred  Compensation: Starting wage is $12.04/hour (Senior
Park Aide) or $12.14/hour (ESI), with one week paid sick after a
qualifying pay period (160 hours) and vacation time after six months of
employment have been completed. The position is a seasonal full time
position (up to 1500 hours/ per year). Housing is not provided.  To
Apply: If interested, please mail a Standard State Application
(http://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf) to: Mr. RONNIE GLICK Senior
Environmental Scientist CA Dept. of Parks and Recreation Oceano Dunes
District 340 James Way, Suite 270 Pismo Beach, CA 93449 For more
information, contact Ronnie at: PH: 805-773-7180 EM: ronnie.glick AT
parks.ca.gov).

FIELD ASSISTANTS RIPARIAN BIRD STUDIES  at USGS Western Ecological
Research Center.  Website: http://www.werc.usgs.gov/  Location: San
Diego, CA  Duration: 5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings:
Up to 6. Application Deadline: 30 Jan 2016.  Job Description: BIOLOGICAL
SCIENCE TECHNICIANS (up to 6) needed for ongoing population studies of
the endangered Least Bell’s Vireo, Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, and
other riparian birds in San Diego County, California. Primary duties
include surveying coastal riparian habitat for vireos and flycatchers,
nest monitoring, resighting color banded birds, and vegetation sampling.
Additional opportunities include capturing and banding riparian birds at
three MAPS stations. Employment dates are 21 March –19 August 2016
(end-date is approximate and flexible).  Qualifications: Applicants must
be U.S. citizens, and must be reliable, self-motivated, in good physical
condition, able to work independently in sometimes remote locations, and
able to maintain a positive attitude under beautiful but sometimes
challenging field and urban conditions that can include dense
vegetation, poison oak, rattlesnakes, biting insects, encounters with
transients, and working on military bases. Applicants must also possess
a valid driver’s license, be able to operate 4WD vehicles, and be
willing occasionally to use their personal vehicle for travel to field
sites when necessary if government vehicles are temporarily unavailable
(mileage reimbursed at $0.55/mile). Applicants must have working
knowledge of Excel, and be able to navigate in the field using a compass
and GPS (Global Positioning System). Experience collecting data with
Trimble Juno PDA’s (Personal Digital Assistant) a plus. Preference will
be given to applicants holding current endangered species permits
authorizing surveying and nest-monitoring of Least Bell’s Vireo and/or
Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, or with field experience with these or
similar species. Experience handling and banding passerines is also
preferred.  Compensation: Salary ranges from $18-$21/hour depending on
experience. Housing is available at the San Diego State University Santa
Margarita Ecological Reserve in Fallbrook, California ($15/day; no
pets).  To Apply: Please submit a cover letter describing interest and
qualifications, a CV or resume, your specific dates of availability, and
the names and contact information (including email) of at least two
references. Mail/fax/email applications to SUELLEN LYNN, USGS Western
Ecological Research Center, San Diego Field Station, 4165 Spruance Road,
Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92101 (PH: 619-225-6437, FX: 619-225-6436, EM:
suellen_lynn at usgs.gov). Applications will be reviewed as they are
received and accepted until positions are filled, but no later than
January 30, 2016.

FIELD ASSISTANTS FOR CALIFORNIA GNATCATCHER STUDY  at USGS Western
Ecological Research Center.  Website: http://www.werc.usgs.gov/
Location: San Diego, CA.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.
Number of Openings: Up to 9. Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2016  Job
Description: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIANS (up to 9) needed for field
studies of the threatened California Gnatcatcher in San Diego County,
California. Primary duties include conducting presence-absence surveys
for gnatcatchers in burned and unburned coastal sage scrub habitat
throughout San Diego County, and collecting vegetation data in survey
plots. Employment dates are 7 March –1 June 2016. Some opportunities are
available for extended employment through late August working on
population studies of the endangered Least Bell’s Vireo and Southwestern
Willow Flycatcher, depending on experience and permit authorizations for
those species.  Qualifications: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and
must be reliable, self-motivated, in excellent physical condition, able
to work independently in sometimes remote and rugged locations, and able
to maintain a positive attitude under beautiful but sometimes
challenging field and urban conditions that can include dense
vegetation, poison oak, rattlesnakes, biting insects, and working on
military bases. Applicants must also possess a valid driver’s license,
be able to operate 4WD vehicles, and be willing occasionally to use
their personal vehicle for travel to field sites when necessary if
government vehicles are temporarily unavailable (mileage reimbursed at
$0.55/mile). Applicants must have working knowledge of Excel, and be
able to navigate in the field using a compass and GPS (Global
Positioning System). Experience collecting data with Trimble Juno PDA’s
(Personal Digital Assistant) a plus. Preference will be given to
applicants holding current endangered species permits authorizing
surveys of California Gnatcatchers, or with field experience with this
species.  Compensation: Salary ranges from $18-$21/hour depending on
experience. Housing is available at the San Diego State University Santa
Margarita Ecological Reserve in Fallbrook, California ($15/day; no
pets).  To Apply: Please submit a cover letter describing interest and
qualifications, a CV or resume, your specific dates of availability, and
the names and contact information (including email) of at least two
references. Mail/fax/email applications to SUELLEN LYNN, USGS Western
Ecological Research Center, San Diego Field Station, 4165 Spruance Road,
Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92101 (PH: 619-225-6437, FX: 619-225-6436, EM:
suellen_lynn at usgs.gov). Applications will be reviewed as they are
received and accepted until positions are filled, but no later than
January 15, 2016.

TRAINEESHIP ENDANGERED BIRD MONITORING  at USGS Western Ecological
Research Center.  Website: http://www.werc.usgs.gov/  Location: San
Diego, CA.  Duration: 5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings:
3. Application Deadline: 30 Jan 2016.  Job Description: BIOLOGICAL
SCIENCE TECHNICIAN TRAINEESHIPS (up to 3) are available as part of
ongoing population studies of the endangered Least Bell’s Vireo and
Southwestern Willow Flycatcher in San Diego County, California. We are
seeking entry level biologists who are interested in obtaining
experience conducting field work on endangered birds. Each trainee will
work under the direct supervision of a permitted biologist whose primary
duties include surveying coastal riparian habitat for vireos and
flycatchers, nest monitoring, resighting color banded birds, and
vegetation sampling. Employment dates are 21 March –19 August 2016
(end-date is approximate and flexible). Qualifications: Applicants must
be U.S. citizens, and must be reliable, self-motivated, in good physical
condition, and able to maintain a positive attitude under beautiful but
sometimes challenging field and urban conditions that can include dense
vegetation, poison oak, rattlesnakes, biting insects and encounters with
transients. Applicants must also possess a valid driver’s license, and
be willing occasionally to use their personal vehicle for travel to
field sites when necessary if government vehicles are temporarily
unavailable (mileage reimbursed at $0.55/mile). Previous experience
conducting field work on birds preferred.  Compensation: Salary ranges
from $16-$20/hour depending on experience. Housing is available at the
San Diego State University Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve in
Fallbrook, California ($15/day; no pets).  To Apply: Please submit a
cover letter describing interest and qualifications, a CV or resume,
your specific dates of availability, and the names and contact
information (including email) of at least two references. Mail/fax/email
applications to SUELLEN LYNN, USGS Western Ecological Research Center,
San Diego Field Station, 4165 Spruance Road, Suite 200, San Diego, CA
92101 (PH: 619-225-6437, FX: 619-225-6436, EM: suellen_lynn at
usgs.gov). Applications will be reviewed as they are received and
accepted until positions are filled, but no later than January 30, 2016.

BIRD MONITORING STUDENT VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIPS  at Klamath Bird
Observatory.  Website: http://www.klamathbird.org  Location:
Weaverville, CA.  Duration: 16 weeks.  Job Type: Intern. Number of
Openings: 5. Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2016.  Job Description: The
Klamath Bird Observatory (www.klamathbird.org) is seeking to fill five
student volunteer internship positions. The student volunteer interns
will participate in the bird monitoring component of a large restoration
project on the Trinity River in northern California from ~April 11 –
August 1, 2016. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain exposure to an
array of ornithological field methods while working on a high profile
restoration project in a beautiful part of the world. EXPECTATIONS:
Primary duties are nest searching/monitoring, spot map surveys,
re-sighting color-banded birds, target netting for riparian passerine
focal species, and vegetation surveys. Additional duties include:
completing paperwork, entering data, maintaining equipment and housing,
participating in riverine float surveys, and other tasks as required.
Field training in protocol methodology, bird ID, and orienteering with
compass and GPS will be provided early in the field season.
Qualifications: Two intern positions require proficiency at banding
small passerine birds, and preferably experience with color-banding;
those without banding experience (up to three positions) will have the
opportunity to assist. All applicants should demonstrate a strong
interest in birds, natural history, and field biology, and should be
prepared to work long days in the field in hot and inclement weather,
follow prescribed protocols, be meticulous in collecting and recording
data, be in good physical condition, work well both independently and
with others, possess good communication skills, and have a valid
Driver’s License. Applicants must be willing to work in areas of poison
oak, Himalayan blackberry, and biting insects, with the potential to
encounter rattlesnakes, black bears, and cougars. It is essential that
the applicant be comfortable and capable of working independently both
at remote sites and in areas where interaction with the public is
likely. Preference will be given to those with previous experience in
ornithological field methods and orienteering. You do not need to be
enrolled as a student to apply for this position.  Compensation: These
are volunteer intern positions, but a monthly stipend of $750 and field
housing in the Weaverville area will be provided. Binoculars will be
available if needed. We will provide field vehicles, but some personal
vehicle use may occasionally be required. If so, you will be reimbursed
for per-mile transportation costs.  To Apply: Send cover letter
(including dates of availability and whether you have a personal
vehicle), résumé, and contact information for three references,
preferably by email, to ELLIE ARMSTRONG (EM: eea AT klamathbird.org).
For questions please email or call Ellie at (PH: 541-201-0866 ext. 5).
Applicants will be reviewed until the positions are filled.

PRESIDENT  at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association.  Website:
http://www.hawkmountain.org  Location: Kempton, Pennsylvania. Duration:
open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Job Description: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
seeks a dynamic individual to lead a team of 16 scientists and educators
and to inspire its 200+ volunteer corps and 9,500 supporting members and
donors. The ideal candidate will enhance the Association’s image as a
global leader in raptor conservation science and education, market Hawk
Mountain as a nature-tourism destination, and oversee all other programs
and operations, including management of the 2,600-acre Sanctuary and
visitor facilities. He or she will be a compelling leader and fundraiser
who will capitalize on Hawk Mountain’s unique history and outstanding
scientific and educational accomplishments. Visit
www.hawkmountain.org/presidentsearch for complete details.  To Apply:
See website for application details.

MASTER'S GRADUATE STUDENT IN WETLAND AVIAN ECOLOGY  at Eastern Kentucky
University.  Website: http://people.eku.edu/browndav/ Location:
Richmond, KY.  Duration: 2.5 years.  Job Type: Student. Application
Deadline: 1 Dec 2015.  Job Description: We are recruiting a graduate
student to develop a research project in the area of wetland
bioassessment. The student will join an ongoing, funded project to
develop intensive assessment methods for plant and animal communities in
wetlands of Kentucky. Preference will be given to candidates with strong
skills in bird identification, and field sampling experience. The
students will conduct field work as paid technicians from May – Aug 2016
and transition into a graduate assistantship beginning in Fall 2016.
Deadline for applications is Dec 1, but review of applications will
begin immediately. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in biology,
wildlife, or a related natural resources field. Field experience with
bird identification by sight and sound.  Compensation: Hourly wage
during summer, then graduate student assistantship for 2 academic
years.  To Apply: Email (EM: david.brown AT eku.edu) and include a
resume, GPA, and GRE scores. In your email please describe your bird ID
skills.

CERULEAN WARBLER FIELD TECHNICIAN POSITIONS: INDIANA  at Department of
Biology, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.  Location: Yellowwood and
Morgan-Monroe state forests near Bloomington, Indiana. Duration: Start
date: 5/1/2016  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application
Deadline: 28 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Two field technicians needed to
assist with Cerulean Warbler research in Yellowwood and Morgan-Monroe
state forests near Bloomington, Indiana from May 1, 2016 through
approximately July 28, 2016. Primary duties include conducting point
counts, territory mapping, and intensive nest searching and monitoring.
During point counts, technicians will record the locations of Cerulean
Warblers, Brown-headed Cowbirds, Blue Jays, and American Crows and must
know or be able to quickly learn the vocalizations of these birds. Other
duties include conducting vegetation surveys, entering data, and
potentially assisting with banding efforts and a radio-telemetry study.
Technicians will work 6 days per week, 40 hours per week. Provided are
housing in shared cabins and a weekly stipend of $350. Technicians must
have a valid driver’s license, vehicle (preferably 4-wheel drive) for
travel to field sites, and field gear, such as hiking boots, rain gear,
backpack, etc. Use of personal vehicle to conduct field work is eligible
for mileage reimbursement. Qualifications: Must have strong work ethic
and positive attitude, keen interest in birds and conservation, and
strong observational and listening skills. Ability to locate birds
quickly using binoculars, identify bird species by sight and sound, and
navigate using a GPS, compass and topographic map are also desired. Must
be able to endure long workdays beginning at sunrise, hike several miles
per day on steep, uneven terrain, and work in hot, humid conditions with
ticks, chiggers, poison ivy, and the occasional rattlesnake. Ability to
follow directions and work well both independently and in groups is
required. Must have a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology or related field or be
working towards degree. Preference will be given to applicants with
experience conducting forest bird surveys, mapping territories,
searching for/monitoring nests located in high canopy trees, and working
independently in the field. Good sense of humor, an appreciation of bird
puns, and knowledge of Indiana vegetation is a plus!  To Apply: To
apply: Please send a cover letter discussing your qualifications,
including your research experience and skills, resume, and contact
information for three references in a single electronic document with
“Cerulean Warbler Field Tech. Position” in the subject line of the
e-mail to CLAYTON DELANCEY (EM: cddelancey AT bsu.edu). Applications
will be reviewed as they are submitted.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW IN BIOGEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF AMAZONIAN BIODIVERSITY
USING GENOMIC DATA  at Universidade de São Paulo / Goeldi Museum / INPA
(Brazil).  Website: http://www.ib.usp.br/genevol/  Location: São Paulo,
Belém, and Manaus (Brazil).  Duration: Up to 2 years.  Job Type:
Post-doc. Application Deadline: 31 Dec 2015.  Job Description: We are
seeking a postdoctoral fellow to contribute to the project "Dimensions
US / Biota São Paulo - Assembly and evolution of the Amazonian biota and
its environment: an integrated approach", co-funded by the São Paulo
Research Foundation (FAPESP, Brazil), the National Science Foundation
(NSF, USA), and NASA. The Amazon is Earth's most iconic center of
biological diversity and endemism, harboring the world’s largest
freshwater ecosystem, and contributing substantially to shaping the
Earth's climate. Despite this importance, we still have an incomplete
understanding of how this biome developed over time, which in turn
limits our ability to understand future impacts of biodiversity loss and
climate change. The project “Dimensions US - Biota São Paulo: Assembly
and evolution of the Amazonian biota and its environment: an integrated
approach” seeks to understand the evolutionary and
environmental-ecological history of Amazonia over the past 10 million
years, through a comparative approach integrating systematic biology and
phylogenetics, phylogeography, population genetics, ecosystem structure
and function, geosciences, and paleoenvironmental history. The appointee
will analyze population genomic datasets of Amazonian birds and
primates; address biogeographic questions and test hypotheses of the
assembly and evolution of Amazonian biota; interact with Earth
scientists to interpret biogeographic patterns and processes, and to
disseminate their findings by publishing in internationally renowned
journals and presenting in scientific conferences. The results of these
analyses will have a major impact on the interpretation of the
evolutionary history of the Amazon Basin.  Qualifications: The ideal
candidate will have a PhD in Biological Sciences, combining a solid
knowledge of population genetic, phylogeographic, phylogenetic, and/or
diversification analyses of Neotropical diversity and of Neotropical
environmental history. The candidate is also expected to have experience
in analyzing genomic data, particularly data obtained with
ultraconserved elements (UCE) probes, but should have a good
understanding of other types of NGS data. A track record of publication
in international journals and relevant statistical and programming
skills are expected.  Compensation: The monthly salary is of R$ 6,143.40
while in Brazil (at current exchange rate approximately $ 1,600 / €
1,500), allowing for comfortable living, and includes additional
Research Contingency Funds equal to 15% of the annual salary for
covering research-related expenses. Moving expenses are covered for
candidates from outside the State of São Paulo. Full details can be
found at http://www.fapesp.br/en/5427. To Apply: Candidates of any
nationality eligible for a VITEM I Brazilian visa may apply. A cover
letter, CV, up to three relevant publications and the names of three
contacts able to provide letters of recommendation should be emailed to
(EM: amazonianbiota AT gmail.com). Applications are due by Dec 31st,
2015. Informal inquiries may be made to DIOGO MEYER (EM: diogo AT
ib.usp.br), CAMILA RIBAS (EM: camilaribas AT inpa.gov.br), ALEXANDRE
ALEIXO (EM: aleixo AT museu-goeldi.br), and TOMAS HRBEK (EM: hrbek AT
evoamazon.net).

FIELD TECHNICIAN: HAWAII VINE PROJECT  at University of Wyoming.
Website: www.facebook.com/hawaii.vine.project/  Location: Oahu, Hawaiian
Islands, United States of America.  Duration: 6+ months. Job Type:
Temporary. Number of Openings: 6. Application Deadline: 15 Dec 2015.
Job Description: Want to help researchers understand how non-native
birds and mammals are impacting native and non-native plants on the
Hawaiian Islands? We are seeking enthusiastic and highly-motivated
individuals to work as field technicians on the Hawaii VINE Project on
Oahu. The Hawaii VINE Project is a multi-disciplinary effort
investigating seed dispersal networks comprised of interacting native
and non-native plant and vertebrate species in Hawaiian mesic and wet
forest ecosystems. Specifically, the project is focusing on [1]
identifying and quantifying vertebrate (birds and rats) seed dispersers
and their interactions with each other and with native and non-native
plant species, [2] radio-telemetry of key seed dispersers, and [3]
evaluating/predicting effects of seed disperser movements and diet
preference on plant communities. Field work will include mist-netting
and banding birds, diet sampling of vertebrates, trapping rodents,
surveys of plants and vertebrates, nest searching, radio-telemetry, and
plant and vertebrate experiments. Lab work will include identification
of seeds and insects from diet samples and seed traps. Aviary work will
include gut passage and diet preference experiments. Work expectations:
Five days work per week, two days off per week. Five-day work week will
include two longer days and three normal duration days. Technicians will
be expected to camp at remote sites for 1-2 nights per trip (two per
month). Qualifications: B.A/B.S. degree in biology, natural resources,
wildlife biology or related field. Preference will be given to
applicants with experience in tropical ecosystems, avian ecology, avian
nest searching, rat ecology, plant ecology, and/or radio telemetry. The
candidate selected for this position will work on a field crew of 10-14
people including other technicians, graduate students, and principal
investigators. Must be able to work in rugged terrain in challenging
field conditions. Our team is also looking for motivated individuals who
are interested in developing, executing, and publishing independent
research in collaboration with the group.  Compensation: $1000 per
month, with housing, utilities, and internet paid. Two field vehicles
will be provided for personal use (when not being used for field work).
Airfare to Oahu and food during field season will not be paid.  To
Apply: [1] Fill out the Google Docs form: http://goo.gl/forms/SSQpEXAfUj
[2] Send a SINGLE, three-page application document (as a PDF) to Dr.
PATRICK KELLEY (EM: kelley AT hawaiivineproject.org) containing the
following: (a) a one page cover letter and a two page Curriculum Vitae
that contains contact information for three references familiar with
your experience and qualifications. Unfortunately, applications with
exceeded page limits (i.e. over 1-page for the cover letter, over 2
pages for the CV) will not be reviewed. To help us organize the
applications, we ask that you do the following: (a)Name your three-page
PDF file with your LAST and FIRST names, followed by the text
“HAWAII_VINE_NOVEMBER_2015.pdf” (Example:
DarwinCharles_HAWAII_VINE_NOVEMBER_2015.pdf”) (b) Put as your email
subject line “HAWAII_VINE_NOVEMBER_2015”. This subject line will be used
to filter incoming messages. If this subject line is not present, we may
otherwise overlook your application. Review of applications will begin
immediately. Those selecting a December or January start date on the
Google Form will be immediately reviewed and contacted. Those selecting
a late January, February, or March start date will be reviewed and
contacted by 31-December-2015.


Subject: Fwd: Birdjobs -- November 29, 2015 - part 1
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2015 23:35:10 -0500
EDITOR'S NOTE]It has come to my attention that the two mailings for 
November 29, 2015 never made it to the list. I apologize for the fact 
that some of these announcements are out of date.  I will send the 
second one as soon as I know the first one makes it.


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: 	Birdjobs -- November 29, 2015 - part 1
Date: 	Sun, 29 Nov 2015 20:59:57 -0500
From: 	Cheryl Trine 
To: 	Birdjobs-L AT cornell.edu



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SEASONAL AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS (BELL’S (SAGE) SPARROW) – Job
Description:  The Institute for Wildlife Studies (IWS) is seeking 2
seasonal field biologists to work on the San Clemente Bell's Sparrow
monitoring program.  The San Clemente Bell's Sparrow is a federally
threatened subspecies endemic to San Clemente Island (SCI).  SCI is the
southernmost of the California Channel Islands and supports a unique and
diverse ecosystem. The island is located ~68 miles off the coast of San
Diego and is an active military base.  Start dates will be in early
February with positions lasting approximately 5 months.  Field Biologist
duties include, but are not limited to: 1) Nest searching and
monitoring;  2) Territory spot-mapping, conducting area surveys, and
re-sighting of color-banded birds;  3) Data entry and management in
ArcMap, Access and Excel. Qualifications: We are seeking
highly-motivated and skilled field biologists with strong research
backgrounds and a commitment to conservation and applied ecology.  The
successful candidates will have earned a B.S. in wildlife biology,
zoology, ecology or a related field and have knowledge of, and
experience with, avian biology.  Required experience/qualifications:
nest searching and monitoring, behavioral observations, and extensive
hiking experience in difficult terrain.  Preferred
experience/qualifications: Color-band resighting, threatened &
endangered species monitoring, vegetation survey experience, and ability
to operate full-sized 4-wheel drive trucks on rocky and muddy roads.
Because this work is conducted on a military installation, the applicant
must be a citizen of the United States or be covered under a TN NAFTA
work visa.  Individuals must have (or be willing to acquire before start
date) a valid U.S. driver's license. Applicants should be in excellent
physical condition and be comfortable hiking alone for 3–5 miles with a
30–40 pound pack in steep, rocky, cactus-covered terrain and in
temperatures ranging from 40–100°F. Applicants should enjoy living as
part of a small research community in a busy field station, interacting
with biologists working on other projects, and working with military
personnel and members of other organizations who may have varying
missions, opinions, and personalities.  Additionally, applicants must be
willing to participate in the day-to-day upkeep of the field station,
including cleaning of work vehicles and shared kitchen/office space.
Employees work 10 days on island, and then take 4 off (off island). All
employment offers are contingent on the insurability of the applicant by
IWS.  All employees will be subject to a background check.  Applicants
will be asked to provide information to verify their driving record.
Additional information regarding IWS research on SCI is available on the
IWS website (URL: http://www.iws.org). Compensation:  Approximately
$2,350/month (based on an hourly rate) plus health benefits.  We also
provide both housing and a food stipend while on island.  Transportation
to and from SCI is via twin-engine propeller planes flying out of Naval
Base Coronado in San Diego.  Off-island accommodations and food are not
provided. Application Procedure: To apply send a cover letter, resume
and names and contact information (including telephone number, email and
work address) of at least 3 professional references as ONE document to
SUSAN MEIMAN (EM: sparrowjobs AT iws.org).  Applications will be
reviewed in the order they are received and we therefore encourage
interested parties to apply promptly.  The announcement will be open
until the positions have been filled.

BIRD SURVEY TECHNICIAN  at National Audubon Society.  Website:
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2654/bird-survey-technician/job
Location: Panama City, FL.  Duration: Through February 2016.  Job Type:
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 7 Dec 2015.  Job Description: The Bird
Survey Technician will be part of a hybrid Audubon-Florida Park Service
team conducting coastal bird monitoring and management research in
Florida District 1 State Parks. This position participates as a member
of a 1-2 person field crew. Winter duties include surveys of
non-breeding shorebird and seabirds species observed in the study area,
with a focus on winter habitat use patterns and resighting uniquely
banded snowy plovers, Wilson’s plovers, American oystercatchers, piping
plovers and red knots. Other duties include, capturing and banding snowy
plovers, Wilson’s plovers and American oystercatchers, documenting
disturbance observations, conducting predator tracking surveys or data
entry. This is a seasonal, grant-funded position running through
February 2016. Subsequent breeding season seasonal work may be available
from the beginning of March to the end of August 2016. This position
will be remotely based out of the District 1 Administration office, St.
Andrews State Park, Panama City, Florida. Possible housing
accommodations provided during the summer and/or depending on
circumstances. Working some weekend and holidays will be required during
summer months. Essential Functions: - Posting, roping and flagging ,
maintaining shorebird winter roosting habitat at Florida State Parks in
the Florida Panhandle; - Conducting surveys of non-breeding shorebirds
and seabirds in the study area, with an emphasis on winter habitat use
patterns for snowy plovers, Wilson’s plovers, American oystercatchers,
piping plovers and red knots. - Capturing and banding adult snowy
plover, Wilson's plover and American oystercatcher; - Re-sighting
uniquely banded individuals regularly by spotting scope and tripod; -
Placing and maintaining Reconyx wildlife cameras at nest locations; -
Documenting opportunistic disturbance observations and conducting
regular predator tracking surveys; - Entering data regularly into the
Florida Park Service; Access database - Equipment maintenance; -
Recruiting, training and managing a base of volunteers; - Engaging in
public outreach; and - Communicating regularly and maintaining a good
working relationship with the Florida Park Service staff.
Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree in Biology, Natural Resources,
Wildlife Biology, Zoology or related field; Master's degree preferred. -
Willingness to work irregular hours required to achieve work objectives.
2-3 years demonstrated experience with shorebird identification,
surveying, and re-sighting banded shorebirds is a must. - Focus in avian
research and conservation. - Excellent verbal communication skills
required; must be comfortable working with the general public to teach
about beach-nesting birds. - Demonstrated experience leading and
training field crews or similar projects or initiatives required. -
Proficient with digital camera, Garmin GPS, Basecamp & Google Earth,
ArcMap, and Microsoft Office applications, to include Word, Excel and
Access. - Valid driver's license is required; proficiency towing
trailers, operating all-terrain vehicles and boats is required. - This
position requires walking up to 7 miles in soft sand while carrying
field equipment, applicant must have the ability to pass a moderate pack
test. - Willingness to work in variable conditions to include the cold,
strong winds, rain and storms, heat, and high humidity – biting insects
will be prevalent throughout the season.  Compensation: Competitive
salary.  To Apply: Apply online at:
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2654/bird-survey-technician/job

WATERFOWL BIOLOGIST  at Ohio DNR Division of Wildlife.  Website:
careers.ohio.gov  Location: Delaware, OHIO.  Duration: Permanent. Job
Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 27 Nov 2015.  Job Description:
The Ohio DNR Division of Wildlife seeks to fill the position of
WATERFOWL BIOLOGIST at its Olentangy Wildlife Research Station in
Delaware, Ohio. This is a full-time, permanent position with salary
starting at $20.38 per hour. A State of Ohio employment application must
be submitted by Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 for consideration. Details of this
position (Wildlife Biologist II, PN 20057021) and instructions for
application may be found on the Ohio Hiring Management System website
(careers.ohio.gov). Those interested in discussing the details of this
vacancy may contact NATHAN STRICKER (EM: Nathan.Stricker AT
dnr.state.oh.us). DUTIES: The person selected for this position will act
as project leader/principal investigator for wetland & waterfowl
research & survey projects; designs, conducts & coordinates all aspects
of wetland wildlife research projects & surveys related to wildlife
populations, harvest & habitat; captures & bands waterfowl & webless
marsh birds; analyzes wildlife research, survey, banding & non-study
data sets using appropriate statistical analysis techniques; uses
Geographic Information Systems [GIS] to conduct spatial modeling &
produce maps; summarizes findings for assigned survey & research
projects; develops, prepares, & is accountable for annual budgetary &
operational planning documents for state & federally funded projects;
tracks budget & manpower resource use on assigned projects; determines
manpower, equipment, & operational resource needs for assigned projects;
plans & participates in development of intra-unit policies & procedures;
operates ATV's & watercraft & rides as passenger in small aircraft &
helicopter to carry out work assignments (e.g., uses aerial survey
techniques to estimate wildlife population numbers); attends assigned
meetings. Plans, prepares & conducts in-service training workshops,
lectures, presentations & demonstrations on wetland & waterfowl ecology
& management programs, activities & techniques for agency staff,
conservation partners & national & regional organizations, related
initiatives & the general public; participates in the regulation-setting
process for migratory gamebirds (e.g. state, federal, flyway); serves as
Ohio's representative to the Mississippi Flyway Council on technical
issues related to waterfowl management & harvest regulations; serves on
technical committees & management boards related to all-bird & habitat
joint ventures; serves on strategic & tactical planning committees to
address critical wetland habitat & associated wildlife management
issues; answers routine questions from the general public (e.g., via
phone, e-mail, US mail); serves as consultant on strategic planning
committees in regard to critical analysis of wildlife issues; provides
technical assistance & expertise to other agencies on wetland &
waterfowl ecology & management issues; participates in public &
technical meetings; prepares statements for release to media (e.g.,
documents, news releases, popular articles, & social media content) to
promote research or management project objectives. Prepares, revises &
edits technical & administrative reports & manuscripts for publication
in peer-reviewed scientific journals based on research results (e.g.,
gathers biological data through surveys, field research projects &
laboratory analysis); compiles requested literature reviews for district
office and Division of Wildlife administrative staff; may drive state
vehicle to perform job duties (e.g., drive to airport, attend meetings &
training, conduct surveys, drive to job site). QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal
candidate will have completed graduate studies at least at the Master’s
level with experience conducting research in waterfowl populations,
population dynamics, wetland ecology, or related field. Experience in
the Federal regulatory process, population surveillance employing aerial
surveys, and ability to develop a rapport with conservation partners,
sportsmen’s groups, and the public is expected.  Qualifications:
Master's degree in wildlife science, wetland ecology, waterfowl
populations, or equivalent fields. Or, equivalent experience for the
position of Wildlife Biologist 2 as described at
http://careers.ohio.gov.  Compensation: Salary starts at $20.38 per
hour.  To Apply: A State of Ohio employment application is required for
consideration. Instructions to apply can be found at (URL:
careers.ohio.gov) for a Wildlife Biologist 2 in Natural Resources, PN
20075021

BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER MONITORING CONTRACT BIOLOGIST  at The Institute
for Bird Populations.  Website:

http://www.birdpop.org/docs/jobs/Biologists_Black-backed_Woodpecker_and_Multi-Species_Point_Counts.pdf 

Location: Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascades, California. Duration:
Early May through mid-July 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of
Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 31 Dec 2015.  Job Description:
Working in a team of two, biologists will visit and survey recently
burned sites on Forest Service lands throughout the Sierra Nevada and
Southern Cascades. On a typical day, surveyors will wake up before dawn
and spend the morning conducting BBWO surveys, multi-species point
counts, and rapid vegetation surveys at each survey site. The afternoon
will then be spent scoping out surveys sites and travelling between burn
areas. Work will be moderately physically demanding, sometimes involving
several mile hikes into survey sites and the occasional short (1-4 day)
back packing trips to access survey sites far from roads. Off-trail
travel will be required at many survey sites. The typical work schedule
will be 7-days on followed by 3-days off. For more information on IBP's
Black-backed Woodpecker research go to
http://www.birdpop.org/pages/blackBackedWoodpecker.php Qualifications:
We are looking for candidates with prior birding experience and
familiarity with the songs and calls of western montane birds. Prior
point count experience is mandatory. Other requirements include a sense
of humor, a love of adventure, a desire to learn more about Black-backed
Woodpecker natural history and fire ecology, and an appreciation for
recently burned montane landscapes. Crew members will be camping most
nights in front-country campgrounds or in the backcountry on the
occasional back-country trip. Survey work will be distributed across the
entire Sierra Nevada, requiring substantial car travel and willingness
to lead a nomadic life for a few months. A willingness to face the
rigors of fieldwork with good humor is important. These rigors include
(but are not limited to!) physically demanding work, long work days that
may begin well before dawn, wet, cold weather, mosquitos, occasional
contact with bears, and less-thanglamorous housing. Successful
candidates must be in excellent physical condition and must be
comfortable with off-trail hiking and orienteering (training provided).
Compensation: Surveyors will be considered independent contractors
rather than IBP staff, and will receive payment of $2,400 per month and
project-related travel mileage reimbursement ($0.37/mile), but no fringe
benefits. In addition, campground fees will be reimbursed.  To Apply:
Please email a resume, cover letter, and the names, phone numbers and
email addresses of two references to BOB WILKERSON, Biologist at: (EM:
bwilkerson AT birdpop DOT org). Applications are reviewed as they are
received and positions will be filled as suitable applicants are
identified.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  at Michigan Audubon.  Website:
http://www.michiganaudubon.org/  Location: Lansing, MI.  Duration:
Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 15 Dec /2015. Job
Description: Michigan Audubon is seeking a dynamic, creative individual
to serve as its Executive Director to advance its Mission: “Connecting
birds and people for the benefit of both through research, conservation,
and education.” The Executive Director is the chief executive officer
for Michigan Audubon, and is responsible for implementing the
organization’s strategic planning, vision, direction, leadership,
fundraising, staffing, supervision, and administration. Michigan Audubon
affiliates with over 30 local chapters statewide, manages 19
sanctuaries, serves over 2500 members, and hosts several key
programmatic events. Most recently, Michigan Audubon has assumed a new
role operating and administering Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, a
premier migratory bird research site in the Great Lakes. Michigan
Audubon also nurtures partnerships with National Audubon, Detroit
Audubon, the Kalamazoo Nature Center, and numerous other
private,non-profit, and governmental organizations and agencies. The
successful candidate must have strong leadership skills, prior
non-profit management experience,demonstrated success with donor
development and fundraising, and experience effectively managing
employees and volunteers. Duties: Leadership and Management: - Recruit,
employ, and release personnel, both paid staff and volunteers, including
providing professional development opportunities. - Develop job
descriptions and conduct performance evaluations on a scheduled basis. -
Ensure that sound human resource practices are in place. - Maintain a
climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a staff of highly engaged,
qualified people. - Oversee operational functions of the organization
Board Communications: -Work collaboratively with the Board of Directors
in pursuit of the mission and strategic plan of the organization. -
Implement policies of our Policy Manual; provide the Board with regular
monitoring reports. - Assist the Board in its development, through
education, training and recruitment. Fundraising and Development: -
Develop, maintain, and enhance relationships with members, donors
(including major and prospective),foundations, corporations, government
agencies, organizational partners, chapters, and other NGOs. - Represent
the programs and mission of the organization to agencies, organizations,
and the general public with enthusiasm and professionalism. - Identify
and pursue funding sources as warranted by program needs. Financial
Administration: - Prepare budgets and oversee management of the finances
of the organization. - Establish and maintain appropriate
staff/volunteer levels and assignments as needed. Qualifications: - At
least three years of experience as a proven leader, fundraiser, and
fiscal manager, preferably at a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. -
Effective interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral,
including strong public speaking experience. - Grant writing experience.
- High attention to detail and demonstrated ability to follow through on
projects, commitments, and communications. - Vision and initiative that
enables new ideas and energy to the operation and productivity of the
organization. - Passion for the Michigan Audubon mission. - Knowledge of
birds and natural areas of Michigan preferred. - Experience and
knowledge of education and conservation programs with diverse
communities and ages. - Appreciation for and experience with the
development,maintenance, and enhancement of avian research and
monitoring programs. - Budgeting experience and general knowledge of
accounting best practices. - Bachelor’s Degree or higher in nonprofit
management, environmental science, environmental education or a related
field. Graduate degree preferred. - Experience in John Carver’s Policy
Governance model strongly preferred.  Compensation: Salary: $65,000 –
$75,000, depending on experience Benefits: Full Benefits Package.  To
Apply: Application Procedure: Send electronic copies of cover letter, CV
or Resume, a writing sample, and contact information for three
references to: ALEC LINDSAY, Board Chair (EM: boardchair AT
michiganaudubon.org) Michigan Audubon, Executive Director Search.

FIELD BIOLOGIST INTERN  at The Institute for Bird Populations. Website:

http://birdpop.org/docs/jobs/Interns_Back-country_Point_Counts_in_Pacific_Northwest_National_Parks.pdf 

Location: Mt. Rainier, Olympic, and North Cascades National Parks, WA.
Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 6.
Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Field Biologist
interns needed late April (exact date TBD) – August 3, 2016 to survey
birds by point counts in Washington State National Parks (Mt. Rainier,
North Cascades, and Olympic). Working in teams of two, interns will hike
into the backcountry for up to seven days at a time. On a typical day,
interns will wake up before dawn and spend the morning conducting point
counts and rapid vegetation surveys at each point count site. The
afternoon will then be spent breaking camp, hiking to the beginning of
the next day's point count transect, and setting up camp once again.
Work will be extremely physically demanding, sometimes involving hiking
15 miles or more per day with a heavy pack, and requiring substantial
off-trail travel. A 3-day break will usually follow each backcountry
session. Some computer data entry will also be required.
Qualifications: Applicants with prior birding experience and familiarity
with the songs and calls of western montane landbirds are preferred.
Seeking applicants in excellent physical condition with a willingness to
backpack to remote sites and camp out most nights. A personal vehicle is
desirable but not required. Prior knowledge of western montane flora is
a plus.  Compensation: Shared housing and project-related travel mileage
reimbursement provided along with a per diem of $39 for food and general
living expenses (amounts to $975 per month).  To Apply: Send cover
letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of
three references to: MANDY HOLMGREN, The Institute for Bird Populations,
(EM: mholmgren AT birdpop DOT org). Electronic submissions are
preferred; if that is not possible please call or email to obtain
appropriate mailing address.

FIELD BIOLOGIST INTERN  at The Institute for Bird Populations. Website:

http://birdpop.org/docs/jobs/Interns_Back-country_Point_Counts_in_Sierra_Nevada_National_Parks.pdf 

Location: Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, CA.
Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 3.
Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Field Biologist
interns needed late April (exact date TBD) – late July, 2016 to survey
birds by point counts in Sierra Nevada National Parks (Yosemite, Sequoia
and Kings Canyon National Parks). Working in teams of two, interns will
hike into the backcountry for up to seven days at a time. On a typical
day, interns will wake up before dawn and spend the morning conducting
point counts and rapid vegetation surveys at each point count site. The
afternoon will then be spent breaking camp, hiking to the beginning of
the next day's point count transect, and setting up camp once again.
Work will be extremely physically demanding, sometimes involving hiking
15 miles or more per day with a heavy pack, and requiring substantial
off-trail travel. A 3-day break will usually follow each backcountry
session. Some computer data entry will also be required.
Qualifications: Applicants with prior birding experience and familiarity
with the songs and calls of western montane landbirds are preferred.
Seeking applicants in excellent physical condition with a willingness to
backpack to remote sites and camp out most nights. A personal vehicle is
desirable but not required. Prior knowledge of western montane flora is
a plus.  Compensation: Shared housing and project-related travel mileage
reimbursement provided along with a per diem of $39 for food and general
living expenses (amounts to $975 per month).  To Apply: Send cover
letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of
three references to: MANDY HOLMGREN, The Institute for Bird Populations,
(EM: mholmgren AT birdpop DOT org). Electronic submissions are
preferred; if that is not possible, please call or email to obtain
appropriate mailing address.

FIELD BIOLOGIST INTERN  at The Institute for Bird Populations/ Website:

http://birdpop.org/docs/jobs/2016_Interns_Bumble_Bee_Surveys_in_the_Sierra_Nevada.pdf 

Location: Sierra Nevada, CA.  Duration: 3 months; May 16-August 15
(exact dates TBD).  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 6. Application
Deadline: 1 Feb 2016.  Job Description: The field season will begin with
an intensive training session in bumble bee identification and survey
techniques (which include capturing and handling bumble bees), tree,
shrub, and forb identification, and orienteering and safety. These
skills will be honed further throughout the field season. Interns will
spend most days conducting bumble bee surveys and vegetation surveys.
Some positions may also have the opportunity to assist with avian
mistnetting. Data entry will also be required. Work will typically
follow a schedule of 7 days on, 3 days off. Some positions may require
occasional or frequent camping out to conduct surveys at locations that
are remote or far from the crew’s field house.  Qualifications:
Experience in bee surveys or avian mist-netting is not required but
would be highly favored, as would knowledge of Sierra Nevada flora.
Previous ecological fieldwork in rugged environments is also preferred.
Applicants should be physically fit enough to conduct surveys for
approx. 8 hrs per day in rugged terrain with dense chaparral. A personal
vehicle is highly desirable but not strictly required. Interns should
have a strong desire to learn more about bumble bees and bee ecology,
and a willingness to face the rigors of fieldwork with good humor. These
rigors include physically demanding work, long work days (that may begin
well before dawn for positions assisting with avian mist-netting), wet
and cold weather, hot and dry weather, mosquitoes, occasional contact
with bears, and housing that may be rustic and/or somewhat crowded.
Compensation: Shared housing and project-related travel mileage
reimbursement provided along with a per diem of $39 for food and general
living expenses (amounts to $975 per month).  To Apply: Send cover
letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of
three references to: MANDY HOLMGREN, The Institute for Bird Populations,
(EM: mholmgren AT birdpop DOT org). Electronic submissions are
preferred. If that is not possible, please call or email to obtain
appropriate mailing address.

FIELD BIOLOGIST INTERN  at The Institute for Bird Populations. Website:

http://birdpop.org/docs/jobs/Interns_Wood_Boring_Beetle_Research_in_the_Sierra_Nevada.pdf 

Location: Sierra Nevada, CA.  Duration: 2.5 months; June 1-August 15
(exact dates TBD).  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 2. Application
Deadline: 1 Feb 2016.  Job Description: The field season will begin with
an intensive training session in techniques to identify and count adult
and larval wood-boring beetles, as well as orienteering and safety.
These skills will be honed further throughout the field season. Primary
duties will include setting up and checking traps for adult beetles, and
conducting surveys for larval beetles and signs of larvae activity in
fire-killed trees. Interns will have space in a field house, but study
sites will be widely distributed, requiring frequent long drives and
camping out to access farflung and remote sites. Data entry may also be
required. Work will typically follow a schedule of 7 days on, 3 days
off.  Qualifications: Previous ecological fieldwork in rugged
environments is highly preferred. Interns should be physically fit
enough to hike all day in rugged terrain, and to carry heavy equipment
in backpacks. A personal vehicle is highly desirable but not strictly
required. This could be a great opportunity for pairs of friends
interesting in interning together. Interns should have a strong desire
to learn more about beetle and fire ecology, and a willingness to face
the rigors of fieldwork with good humor. These rigors include physically
demanding work, long work days that may begin well before dawn, wet and
cold weather, hot and dry weather, mosquitoes, occasional contact with
bears, and housing that may be rustic and/or somewhat crowded. Interns
are expected to provide their own binoculars and camping gear, including
hiking boots, tent, sleeping bag, raingear, etc. A personal automobile
is desirable, but not strictly required.  Compensation: Shared housing
and project-related travel mileage reimbursement provided along with a
per diem of $39 for food and general living expenses (amounts to $975
per month).  To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and the names, phone
numbers and e-mail addresses of three references to: MANDY HOLMGREN, The
Institute for Bird Populations, EM: mholmgren AT birdpop DOT org.
Electronic submissions are preferred. If that is not possible, please
call or email to obtain appropriate mailing address.

FIELD BIOLOGIST  at The Institute for Bird Populations.  Website:
http://www.birdpop.org  Location: Yosemite National Park, California.
Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 15 Jan
2016.  Job Description: The Institute for Bird Populations (IBP) seeks
one (1) field biologist to serve as a crew leader to train and lead
interns operating a network of mist-netting and banding stations in
Yosemite National Park, California for the Monitoring Avian Productivity
and Survivorship (MAPS) program. This position is an excellent
opportunity to gain experience leading field crews.  Qualifications:
Successful applicants should have previous experience with the MAPS
protocol, be proficient at Western birdsong identification, and MUST
have advanced skills in mist-netting, bird banding, and ageing and
sexing of landbirds in the hand. Please provide an estimate of the
number of birds you have extracted and banded as part of your cover
letter or resume. Applicants will be expected to use Peter Pyle’s
Identification Guide to North American Birds (Part I) to teach plumages
and molts of landbirds. Previous MAPS field biologist interns (and crew
leaders) are especially encouraged to apply. Demonstrated leadership
skills, attention to detail, good physical condition, a tolerance of
long days that begin before dawn, and the ability to endure sometimes
difficult field conditions are required. A reliable vehicle is a must
(trucks/SUVs not required). The MAPS biologist will be living at a
Yosemite campground with the volunteer interns and are expected to spend
a minimum of 6 out of every 10 days in the field, contingent upon
weather and logistical considerations. Compensation: MAPS field
biologists in this position are considered independent contractors
rather than IBP staff, and receive payment of $2,300 per month and
project-related mileage reimbursement ($0.37/mile), but no fringe
benefits.  To Apply: 1) Download and read: 2016 MAPS Internship
Information Packet PDF (applicable to intern and biologist applicants)
at http://www.birdpop.org/docs/jobs/MAPS_InternInfo_2016.pdf 2) Submit a
cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 references, by
January 15, 2016, preferably via email as a single attachment; otherwise
via mail or fax to: LAUREN HELTON The Institute for Bird Populations
P.O. Box 1346 Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (PH: 415-663-1436: FX:
415-663-9482 EM: lhelton AT birdpop.org)

BIRD-BANDING VOLUNTEER INTERN  at The Institute for Bird Populations.
Website: http://www.birdpop.org  Location: Yosemite National Park,
California.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of
Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 01/15/2016. Job Description:
Bird-banding volunteer interns will work with a field biologist crew
leader to operate a set of six MAPS mist-netting stations in Yosemite
National Park, California from May 7 to August 8, 2016. Interns are
expected to spend a minimum of 6 of every 10 days in the field,
contingent upon daily weather conditions and logistical considerations.
The field crew will be living at a Yosemite campground for the duration
of the field season. Qualifications: We seek motivated, enthusiastic
volunteers in good physical condition with a strong desire to learn more
about birds and natural history. While all internships include an
intensive, two week training course in mist-netting, and the
identification, handling, banding, and ageing and sexing of landbirds,
prior banding experience or a background in wildlife biology or a
closely related field is highly recommended. In addition, interns
receive individual training in these techniques throughout the field
season. All successful applicants are expected to face the rigors and
unpredictability of field conditions with good humor and flexibility.
Applicants with reliable vehicles are especially needed (trucks/SUVs not
required).  Compensation: Volunteer interns are given a per diem stipend
of $27 per day for every 8 out of 10 days during the field season,
amounting to $2,106 for the entire season. Mileage will be reimbursed at
the rate of $0.37/mile for project-related use.  TO APPLY: 1) Download
and read: 2016 MAPS Internship Information Packet PDF
http://birdpop.org/docs/jobs/MAPS_InternInfo_2016.pdf (applicable to
intern and biologist applicants) 2) Submit a cover letter, resume and
contact information for 3 references, by January 15, 2016, preferably
via email as a single attachment; otherwise via mail or fax to: LAUREN
HELTON The Institute for Bird Populations P.O. Box 1346 Point Reyes
Station, CA 94956 (PH: 415-663-1436: FX: 415-663-9482 EM: lhelton AT
birdpop.org).

FIELD BIOLOGIST INTERN  at The Institute for Bird Populations. Website:

http://birdpop.org/docs/jobs/Interns_Black-backed_Woodpecker_Research_in_the_Northern_Sierra_Nevada.pdf 

Location: Northern Sierra Nevada, CA.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type:
Intern. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2016.  Job
Description: Field Biologist interns needed April 23-August 23, 2016
(exact dates TBD) for a Black-backed Woodpecker research project in the
northern Sierra Nevada. The field season will likely begin with hands-on
training in capturing and placing radio transmitters on Black-backed
Woodpeckers. The first few weeks of the field season will be will be
extremely busy with minimal time off. Once birds have been radio-tagged
and nests found, interns will be trained in project protocols including
radio-tracking, collecting foraging data, nest monitoring, conducting
occupancy surveys, and assessing habitat.  Qualifications: We are
looking for candidates with prior field experience in rugged mountainous
environments. Radio-telemetry experience is a big plus but not required.
Other requirements include a love of adventure, and a desire to learn
more about Black-backed Woodpecker natural history and fire ecology. A
willingness to face the rigors of fieldwork with good humor is also
important. These rigors include (but are not limited to!) physically
demanding work, long work days that may begin well before dawn, wet,
cold weather (early in the season), dry, hot weather (late in the
season), mosquitoes, occasional contact with bears, and
less-than-glamorous housing. Successful candidates must be in excellent
physical condition and must be comfortable with off-trail hiking and
orienteering (training provided). Interns are expected to provide their
own binoculars. Although not required, a personal automobile is
desirable.  Compensation: Shared housing and project-related travel
mileage reimbursement provided along with a per diem of $39 for food and
general living expenses (amounts to $975 per month).  To Apply: Send
cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses
of three references to: MANDY HOLMGREN, The Institute for Bird
Populations, (EM: mholmgren AT birdpop DOT org). Electronic submissions
are preferred. If that is not possible, please call or email to obtain
appropriate mailing address.

BIRD MONITORING BIOLOGISTS  at Point Blue Conservation Science. Website:
http://www.pointblue.org  Location: Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascades,
CA.  Duration: 25 April through 5 August, 2016 (start and end date may
be flexible, depending on experience).  Job Type: Seasonal.  Job
Description: Up to 15 bird and vegetation survey technician positions
and 1-3 crew leader positions available on multiple monitoring projects
in the Sierra Nevada of California with Point Blue Conservation
Science.This program offers a unique opportunity to explore and observe
birds in some of the most beautiful landscapes in California, across a
wide range of habitats, while collecting data to guide forest management
in the Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascades. Field work covers a vast
profile of elevations in coniferous forest, aspen, oak, meadow, and
chaparral habitats, with a significant focus on collecting data in
recently burned areas.Primary duties include, but are not limited to:
Conducting multiple-species avian point counts, nest searching,
vegetation surveys, data entry, navigating cross-country in mountainous
terrain and driving company-leased and government-owned 4×4 vehicles. In
addition to these duties, two technician positions based near Lake
Almanor will assist with banding and extracting birds at two MAPS
stations. The northern and central Sierra crews will also be deploying
and maintaining bat bioacoustic recorders. Qualifications: Previous
experience point counting multiple bird species by sight and sound is
required, preferably in the Western US. All candidates must have the
ability to navigate cross-country in complex, steep mountainous terrain
in post-fire (brushy, sooty) landscapes. All successful candidates must
be able to identify over 100 bird species by sight and sound following
two weeks of training. Crew leader candidates need previous supervisory
experience. We require self-motivation, an enthusiasm for travel and
camping, good sense of direction, the ability to cope with snow and
inclement weather, willingness to spend long hours in the field
observing birds 6 days/week and the ability to work well independently
and in a group living situation. Most positions require significant
driving between remote sites (up to 2-4 hours traveling per day for some
positions) and front-country camping up to 5 days/week. Successful
applicants will need a valid U.S. driver’s license and will be asked to
provide information to verify their good driving record with one or
fewer moving violations in the last three years. Point Blue is an equal
employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against
applicants or employees because of race, color, religion, national
origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, disability
status of an otherwise qualified individual, membership or application
for membership in an uniformed service, or membership in any other class
protected by applicable law and will make reasonable accommodation for
applicants with disabilities to complete the application and/or
participate in the interview process.  Compensation: Total compensation
is at least $3,000/month, which includes housing costs. An hourly wage
equivalent to at least $2,650/month for technician positions, including
overtime pay according California State law. Crew leaders will be hired
as salaried employees at a rate of $3,200/month. Housing is provided at
a value = $350/month. Field housing locations are near Lake Almanor,
South Lake Tahoe, and Shaver Lake, CA. Work vehicles are also provided.
To Apply: Send a single document (PDF preferred, or Word Doc) including
a cover letter describing previous point count experience and interest
in this position, specific dates of availability, geographic location
preference (if any), a resume, and contact information for three
references to BRENT CAMPOS (EM: bcampos ‘AT’ pointblue ‘DOT’ org) and
JOSH STAGNER (EM: jstagner ‘AT’ pointblue ‘DOT’ org). In the subject
line type: Sierra Bird Crew 2016. Only those qualified applicants who we
desire to interview will be contacted starting December 1. Qualified
candidates will be hired as they are identified.

GIS BIOLOGIST  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (formerly Rocky
Mountain Bird Observatory).  Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org/
Location: Fort Collins, CO. Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent.
Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2015.  Job Description: The Bird Conservancy
of the Rockies (formerly Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory) is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization that creates solutions for bird and habitat
conservation through an integrated approach of Science, Education, and
Stewardship. Science is the foundation of our work and we collect and
interpret data to help guide conservation action. Education is essential
for connecting people of all ages with nature and empowering everyone to
make a difference. Through stewardship, we collaborate with private
landowners, and both public and private land managers to enhance land
for the benefit of birds, people, and other wildlife. We work across the
breeding, wintering, and migratory ranges of bird species in the Rocky
Mountains, Great Plains, Mexico and beyond. Our Corporate headquarters
are in Brighton, Colorado with our largest office in Fort Collins.
Additionally, several staff members work out of partner offices in
Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, and South Dakota. The Bird Conservancy
supports nearly 50 full-time team members as well as approximately 50
seasonal staff members. Our annual budget is $4 million (~$2 million for
the Science Team) and we have doubled in size in the last five years. We
collaborate with more than 200 federal, state, university, and other
non-government partners and administer 150 active contracts. To learn
more about the Bird Conservancy, visit www.birdconservancy.org. The Bird
Conservancy's Science team manages one of the largest coordinated bird
monitoring programs in the nation, entitled Integrated Monitoring in
Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR)
(http://www.birdconservancy.org/what-we-do/science/monitoring/imbcr-program/).
The majority of the work conducted by the GIS Biologist will support the
IMBCR program. The person in this position will assist with all facets
of field season preparation and implementation and contribute to and
conduct spatial management and analysis, and develop cartographic
products. This is a full-time regular, salaried position based out of
the Bird Conservancy’s Fort Collins office. The Bird Conservancy of the
Rockies is an equal opportunity employer. Essential Duties and
Responsibilities: Working within a team to develop and apply geospatial
solutions to monitoring programs. Geospatial tasks include processing a
grid based sampling frame, extracting spatial covariates, implementing
study designs and developing spatial models. Collaborate and support
internal and external colleagues to develop spatial components of
projects. Coordinating and conducting field work related to the IMBCR
program, including training field technicians on the IMBCR point count
protocol, supervising technicians, conducting point counts, and proofing
the data collected.  Qualifications: Required Qualifications: Strong
geospatial processing and analysis skills Experience with geospatial
data management Experience with point count methodology Experience with
bird identification by sight and sound Experience conducting field work
Desired Qualifications Knowledge of western birds by sight and sound
Proficiency in program R Experience with PYTHON Knowledge of various
field methods and monitoring protocols Crew Leader/Supervisory
experience Compensation: An annual salary of $30,000 - $35,000 depending
on experience. The Bird Conservancy offers generous paid time off
(holidays, annual leave, and sick leave), a Simple IRA match, and
health, dental, and vision insurance.  To Apply: Please send a cover
letter, resume and three references IN ONE DOCUMENT named “Last Name –
GIS Biologist 2015” via email to ROB SPARKS (EM: rob.sparks AT
birdconservancy.org). Only applications submitted in RTF, Microsoft Word
or PDF format will be considered. Application deadline: Reviews of
applications will begin 1 December 2015.

AVIAN HUSBANDRY AND CARE INTERN  at Livingston Ripley Waterfowl
Conservancy.  Website: http://www.lrwc.net  Location: Litchfield, CT.
Duration: Six months.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 2.
Application Deadline: 11 Dec 2015.  Job Description: The Livingston
Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy (LRWC) is accepting applications for an
avian husbandry & care internship for undergraduates, recent graduates
and graduate students in the fields of science or biology. Interns
receive on-the-job training alongside our internationally known staff in
all aspects of aviculture working with the Conservancy's large captive
collection of waterfowl comprised of approximately 400 birds
representing over 60 species from all over the world including raptors.
Position Description: This internship is for 6 months (180 days)
beginning the week of January 4, 2016. Interns are provided with housing
and a monthly stipend. Internship responsibilities include: • Feeding,
maintenance, and care of the captive waterfowl collection • Cleaning
enclosures and ponds • Aviary maintenance including grounds and
structures • Assistance with bird capture/restraint/transport • Exposure
to raptor husbandry and training • Record keeping • Interacting with
LRWC visitors and donors during public visitation hours and special
events • Training and working with imprinted education birds • Assisting
the Director of Education at school and community events • Support
fundraising initiatives including mailings and general event
preparations • Experience with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter •
Proficiency MS Word, Excel and Publisher is a plus This is a demanding
position that requires long hours and extended periods outside in
adverse weather conditions. Applicants must be willing to put in the
time and effort to complete projects as needed.   Qualifications: •
Undergraduate or graduate students in the field of science or biology •
Students in related fields may also be considered • Experience in animal
care and/or experience with avian husbandry is highly desirable •
Exceptional attention to detail • Capable of performing diverse tasks
simultaneously • Ability to problem solve in the field • High level of
professionalism • Effective interpersonal skills and a cordial attitude
• Be able to lift at least 50 pounds, climb a ladder 20 feet or higher
and perform overhead work • Able to operate maintenance equipment such
as riding mowers, weed whackers and basic power tools Applicants must
also be available to work any of the seven days of the week and holidays
with the possibility of late evenings as needed. Days off will vary from
week to week. A valid driver license is required.  Compensation: Interns
receive housing and a bi-weekly stipend of $200.00 ($400.00 per month).
To Apply: Qualified applicants should email a letter of inquiry, resume,
and at least three references to CATE HOGAN, Director (EM: chogan AT
lrwc.net) Resumes will be reviewed as they are received, with
application deadline of December 11, 2015. Intern start date is during
the week of January 4, 2016. No calls please.



Subject: Birdjobs -- November 15, 2015
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2015 23:35:38 -0500
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PROGRAM COORDINATOR at Detroit Audubon. Location: Southeast Michigan. 
Website: http://www.DetroitAudubon.org Duration: Indefinite. Job Type: 
Part Time (20 Hours/week). Application Deadline: Open until Filled 
(prefer to hire by Dec. 1).  Job Description:   This is part-time (20 
hour per week) professional position. The incumbent will develop, 
conduct, and train volunteers to conduct environmental education 
programs for all age groups, with particular emphasis on birds. The 
incumbent will also coordinate an annual conservation conference, and 
coordinate exhibits at conservation-related shows and conferences. The 
incumbent will also be our webmaster, social media coordinator, and 
editor-in-chief of our newsletter. Other duties include disseminating 
publicity about the organization and its events through a variety of 
media and answering natural history questions over the phone. The 
incumbent will also serve as the organization’s chief contact 
person/liaison with partner groups. Some issue advocacy may also be 
required. Qualifications:   Two years of coursework in Environmental 
Education, Environmental Interpretation, Environmental Science or 
equivalent (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree preferred). Experience 
designing and conducting environmental education programs for K-12 
groups and adults required, as well as experience with event 
coordination. Must have extensive knowledge of Michigan natural history. 
Birding experience strongly preferred. Must have excellent oral and 
written communication skills, and must be proficient with MS Office 
Suite, the internet and social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and 
Wordpress. Must be a self-starter, organizer, and a networker.  
Compensation:   This is a permanent position that the organization hopes 
to upgrade to a full-time position as funds become available. Starting 
wage is $17/ hour. Preferred start date: December 1, 2015. Position will 
remain open until a selection is made.   To Apply:   Interested parties 
should send a cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference to 
Dr. JAMES N. BULL, President of Detroit Audubon (EM: daspres AT 
detroitaudubon.org or jamesbull22 AT yahoo.com).

TELEMETRY FIELD TECHNICIANS (2 POSITIONS). Position will be located in 
the areas of Newton and Salem, Illinois. Housing is provided in Salem, 
IL. The Illinois Natural History Survey, a division of the Prairie 
Research Institute at the University of Illinois is seeking applicants 
for Telemetry Field Technicians. Applicants will assist in the 
translocation of Greater Prairie-chickens from Kansas to Illinois. Some 
travel out of Illinois will be required. Duties include assisting with 
trapping, banding and radio tagging of birds in Kansas during March and 
April and radio tracking translocated birds once released in Illinois. 
Additional duties include attending leks before sunrise and re-sighting 
banded birds, driving throughout the area searching for radio-tagged 
birds, locating and monitoring nests and broods, vegetation surveys, and 
entering and managing data. Preferred duration: March 1, 2016 – May 31 
(position 1), or (position 2) July 31, 2016 Rate of pay: $10.00 to 
$14.00 per hour commensurate with experience and skills.  B.S. or 
related degree required. Minimum qualifications include demonstrable 
radio telemetry skills using standard VHF telemetry, and experience 
re-sighting color-marked birds. Must be able to determine colors 
visually. A good candidate will also have experience using GPS, the 
ability to follow a standardized protocol, previous experience working 
in grasslands, and the ability to work well, both independently, and 
with others. Experience handling and banding birds, preferably 
grouse-like birds, is preferred but not required. Applicants must have a 
valid driver’s license, be in good physical condition, be able to work 
for extended periods, and be enthusiastic about early mornings and a 
rigorous field season. Must be willing and able to work in extreme 
weather conditions including heat and humidity.  The University of 
Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon 
acceptance of a contingent offer. Application deadline is December 23, 
2015. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and suitable 
applicants may be contacted for interviews prior to the application 
deadline. Electronic applications required, please send a cover letter 
explaining your interest and qualifications, resume or CV, and names and 
contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) of 3 
references to: (EM: hroffice AT inhs.uiuc.edu). IMPORTANT! Please 
reference “Schelsky Telemetry Technicians” in the subject line of the 
email. Direct technical questions to WENDY SCHELSKY (EM: schelsky AT 
illinois.edu). Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all 
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without 
regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual 
orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or 
status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes 
individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace 
and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

TELEMETRY FIELD MANAGER –  Position will be located in the areas of 
Newton and Salem, Illinois. Housing is provided in Salem, IL. The 
Illinois Natural History Survey, a division of the Prairie Research 
Institute at the University of Illinois is seeking applicants for a 
Telemetry Field Manager. Incumbent will be present year round and assist 
in the translocation of Greater Prairie-chickens from Kansas to 
Illinois. Some travel out of Illinois will be required. Duties include 
assisting with trapping, banding and radio tagging of birds in Kansas 
during March and April and managing radio tracking efforts of 
translocated birds once released in Illinois. Additional duties include 
attending leks before sunrise and re-sighting banded birds, driving 
throughout the area searching for radio-tagged birds, locating and 
monitoring nests and broods, vegetation surveys, and entering and 
managing data. Managerial duties include organizing field crew, creating 
schedules of lek surveys, scheduling maintenance for field vehicles, 
coordinating with local agency personnel, and tracking birds throughout 
the year.  Preferred duration: March 1, 2016, through February 2017, 
with a possibility of extension. Rate of pay: $12.00 to $15.00 per hour 
commensurate with experience and skills.  B.S. degree in wildlife 
science, natural resources, ecology, or a related field. Minimum 
qualifications include demonstrable radio telemetry skills using 
standard VHF telemetry, and experience re-sighting color-marked birds. 
Must be able to determine colors visually. Experience handling and 
banding birds and working with grouse-like birds is preferred. Must have 
experience managing data in excel and be familiar with google earth or 
ArcGIS. Minimal experience managing field crews required. Extensive 
experience managing field crews preferred. A good candidate will also 
have experience using GPS, the ability to follow a standardized 
protocol, previous experience working in grasslands, and the ability to 
work well, both independently, and with others. Applicants must have a 
valid driver’s license, be in good physical condition, be able to work 
for extended periods, and be enthusiastic about early mornings and a 
rigorous field season. Must be willing and able to work in extreme 
weather conditions including heat and humidity. The University of 
Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon 
acceptance of a contingent offer.  Application deadline is December 23, 
2015.   Applications will be reviewed as they are received and suitable 
applicants may be contacted for interviews prior to the application 
deadline. Electronic applications required, please send a cover letter 
explaining your interest and qualifications, resume or CV, and names and 
contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) of 3 
references to: (EM: hroffice AT inhs.uiuc.edu). IMPORTANT! Please 
reference “Telemetry Field Manager” in the subject line of the email. 
Direct technical questions to WENDY SCHELSKY (EM: schelsky AT 
illinois.edu).  Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all 
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without 
regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual 
orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or 
status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes 
individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace 
and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

CONSERVATION SCIENTIST –  Tracy Aviary is hiring a Conservation 
Scientist. We are looking for a passionate avian ecologist with 
experience conducting field research with songbirds (especially 
distance-sampling project) to generate valuable information about avian 
communities in urban and riparian ecosystems and engage different 
stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have experience managing citizen 
science projects and volunteers, and is avid to learn and integrate 
in-situ and ex-situ conservation initiatives to improve Tracy Aviary’s 
Conservation practice. The candidate should have experience being a team 
leader as well as working on a team, and be passionate to work and learn 
with volunteers. The ideal candidate will have experience in writing and 
managing grants. Stands out for being an optimist, life-long learner, 
inviting, and willing to immerse in the culture of Tracy Aviary; is also 
detailed oriented, with great communication and people skills. Must have 
a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a vehicle in Utah. See 
job description attached.     Compensation: Based on experience. 
Deadline to apply: Position open until filled.  Qualified individuals 
may apply by sending: a) resume, b) cover letter and c) three references 
as a single PDF document to (EM: carolinar AT tracyaviary.org). Any 
questions can be directed to carolinar AT tracyaviary. Job Description:  
Job Family:  Conservation Science Department.  Job Title:  Conservation 
Scientist.  Job Status:  Full time.  Reporting Relationships:  Reports 
to the Executive Director. Job Summary:  The Conservation Scientist is 
responsible for managing all efforts undertaken by the Conservation 
Science Program which includes managing Tracy Aviary’s Citizen Science 
Projects and coordinating with several partners to implement. 
Additionally, incumbent will represent Tracy Aviary in the conservation 
community, support fundraising efforts including contributions to grant 
proposals, serve on the Aviary’s Senior Management Group, work to 
instill a conservation ethic among Tracy Aviary’s staff, board and 
members, and support efforts to allocate funds generated by Tracy 
Aviary’s Conservation Fund program. As time allows, incumbent will also 
work on special projects.  Primary responsibilities include:  ; 
**Coordinate Bird Monitoring Citizen Science Projects which includes 
field research in urban and suburban areas: coordinate field schedule, 
indoor and field training, conduct bird and vegetation surveys as 
needed. (45% of time); **Network with conservation partners local, 
regional, and international conservation communities. (5% of time); 
**Support grants’ writing and fundraising effort. (5% of time); 
**Strengthen Tracy Aviary’s conservation practice among staff, board, 
and members. (5% of time); **Serve on the Senior Management Group (SMG). 
(5% of time); **Oversee Tracy Aviary’s Conservation Fund including 
proposal reviews, announce and advertise RFP, collect proposals, award 
grants, track success of projects, read reports and provide information 
about the projects for the public via news stories, website, etc. (10% 
of time); **Oversee Tracy Aviary’s Staff Field Conservation Grant. This 
includes helping Tracy Aviary staff develop their proposals, as well as 
coordinating a team to review proposals, allocating funds to staff, 
ensuring projects are completed as proposed, and providing information 
about the projects for the public via news stories, website, etc. (5% of 
time); **Arrange and represent Tracy Aviary at meetings (from local to 
international meetings). (5% of time); **Chair the Conservation Science 
Committee and arrange meetings. (5% of time); **Conduct birding by ear 
workshop at Tracy Aviary. (5% of time); **Disseminate information with 
different audiences, publish results, and write annual reports for 
stakeholders. (5% of time) Job Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree in 
Biology or a related field plus five years of experience in field 
research, though M.S. or Ph.D.  in Avian Ecology is strongly preferred. 
Thorough knowledge and understanding of ornithology, avian ecology (with 
focus on songbirds), experience in the field with distance-sampling 
survey protocols (able to ID birds by ear), experience managing citizen 
science projects, protocols for data collection, quality control and 
assurance, data analysis, bird survey field protocols, report writing, 
and effective communication skills. The candidate will have experience 
as team leader as well as working on a team and will have experience in 
writing and managing grants. Bilingual candidates (Spanish) are 
preferred.   Disclaimer:  This job description has been designed to 
indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee 
within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be 
interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities 
and qualifications required of an employee assigned to this job.

WARBLER BIOLOGIST, VIREO BIOLOGIST, COWBIRD BIOLOGIST  at University of 
Illinois/  Location: Fort Hood Military Reservation in central Texas/  
Duration: Variable, see job description/  Job Type: Seasonal/  
Application Deadline: 11 Dec 2015/  Job Description: The University of 
Illinois seeks several SEASONAL FIELD BIOLOGISTS to fill the following 
three positions: Warbler Biologist, Vireo Biologist, and Cowbird 
Biologist. 1) Warbler Biologists: will monitor the endangered 
Golden-cheeked Warbler from 15 February to 03 June. 2) Vireo Biologists: 
will monitor the endangered Black-capped Vireo from 2 March - 1 July. 3) 
Cowbird/Vireo Biologist: will implement trapping and euthanizing of 
Brown-headed Cowbirds and monitor the endangered Black-capped Vireo from 
8 February - 1 July. All work will occur at Fort Hood Military 
Reservation in central Texas. The primary tasks for the Warbler and 
Vireo Biologists will be to sight color-banded birds, locate and monitor 
nests, delineate territories, conduct distance sampling surveys, mist 
net and band birds. The Cowbird Biologist will implement trapping and 
euthanizing of Brown-headed Cowbirds (50% of time) and work as a Vireo 
Biologist (50% of the time). Workers in all positions will be expected 
to keep extensive records, follow detailed protocols, navigate using a 
GPS and map, enter and verify data, and maintain field equipment 
including a vehicle. Each position will receive training in 
mist-netting, banding, nest finding, off-road driving, and navigation. 
Previous experience with any of these activities is a plus. Workers must 
provide their own housing and transportation to work; however, a list of 
local housing will be provided upon selection. Work starts before 
sunrise and involves walking in a hot, sunny environment with chiggers, 
fire ants, cacti, snakes, and poison ivy. However, one can expect to be 
submerged among a colorful variety of birds and wildflowers.  
Qualifications: Each applicant should be in good physical condition, 
have good hearing, and be able to see the full spectrum of colors. A 
Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. Applicants must have a 
valid driver’s license and a good driving record.  Compensation: Pay for 
all positions is $13.00/hour. Work may exceed 40 hrs/week and include 
weekends. All hours worked beyond 40/week will be compensated via 
overtime pay. To apply, e-mail cover letter, resume and contact 
information for 3 references to (EM: 2016forthoodbirds AT gmail.com). 
ONLY ONE application is required to apply for any one or all three of 
these positions. However, please include the name of the position (or 
positions) you are applying for in the cover letter and subject line of 
email. The application deadline is 11 December but positions will be 
offered as qualified applicants apply – so apply early.

SMITHSONIAN POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP  at Smithsonian Migratory Bird 
Center  Website: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/migratorybirds/ 
Location: Washington, DC.  Duration: 1 year (renewable).  Job Type: 
Post-doc.  Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2015.  Job Description: 
Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellowship available to study resident and 
migratory birds on certified Smithsonian Bird Friendly coffee farms. The 
Postdoctoral Fellow will be based at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird 
Center in Washington, DC, but expected to conduct extensive field work 
on coffee farms in Central and South America. The primary project 
objective is to quantify the distribution and abundance of migratory and 
resident land birds across managed Bird Friendly farms, other coffee 
systems, and adjacent forested habitats using point counts and other 
demographic monitoring approaches. The PD candidate will be expected to 
work closely with staff scientists to develop independent research that 
will build on the SMBC managed lands program. Applications are due ASAP. 
PD will be advised by multiple SMBC scholars.  Qualifications: This 
position will involve significant travel in Latin America. Fluency in 
Spanish is critical, as is the ability to recruit and manage a field 
team where needed. Requirements also include a Ph.D. in fundamental 
and/or applied ecological research, strong quantitative skills in 
population biology and landscape ecology, extensive field experience in 
the tropics, a strong interest in managed lands research, and knowledge 
of bird ecology.  Compensation: The position starts as soon as a 
qualified applicant is identified, includes a stipend of $48,000/year 
(plus $3,000 annual Health Insurance reimbursement), and is renewable 
for a second and third year based on scholarly productivity and 
available funding. Research and travel stipend will be included, but the 
candidate will be encouraged to seek extramural funding.  To apply, send 
a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for two references to 
Dr. BRANDT RYDER (EM: rydert AT si.edu).

AVIAN FIELDTECH POSITIONS (2)  at Ecostudies Institute  Website: 
http://www.ecoinst.org/  Location: Homestead, FL.  Duration: 4 months.  
Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 30 Nov 2015. Job Description: 
FIELD TECHNICIAN POSITIONS (2) available; mid-March to mid-July 2016 
working on a long-term demographic study of the Cape Sable Seaside 
Sparrow in Everglades National Park. Duties will include: locating and 
monitoring nests in grassland habitat, territory mapping using GPS, 
resighting color-banded birds, and conducting line transect surveys. 
Shared housing in Homestead, FL will be provided.  Qualifications: We 
are looking for applicants who will be detail-oriented, organized, able 
to work as a team and are enthusiastic about working in remote locations 
under sometimes harsh field conditions (e.g., heat, humidity, and 
mosquitoes). Previous avian research experience is required; nest 
searching and distance sampling experience are preferred. Field crew 
will travel to and from remote field sites via helicopter or by 
car/foot; current DOI helicopter certification is a plus. Applicants 
must provide their own transportation to South Florida and have their 
own vehicle for getting to field sites at early morning hours.  
Compensation: Dependent on experience.  To Apply: Send a letter of 
interest, resume and names, emails and phone numbers of three references 
by email to Dr. TOM VIRZI at Ecostudies Institute: (EM: tvirzi AT 
ecoinst.org).  Number of Openings: 2.

AVIAN FIELD CREW LEADER  at Ecostudies Institute.  Website: 
http://www.ecoinst.org/  Location: Homestead, FL.  Duration: 4 months.  
Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 30 Nov/2015. Job Description: 
FIELD CREW LEADER POSITION available; mid-March to mid-July 2016 working 
on a long-term demographic study of the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow in 
Everglades National Park. Duties will include: assisting in supervision 
of fieldtechs and data management, nest monitoring and territory mapping 
in grassland habitat, resighting color-banded birds, and conducting line 
transect surveys. Qualified applicants may assist with target-netting 
and banding of adults and free-flying juveniles. Shared housing in 
Homestead, FL will be provided.  Qualifications: We are looking for 
applicants who will be detail-oriented, organized, able to work as a 
team and are enthusiastic about working in remote locations under 
sometimes harsh field conditions (e.g., heat, humidity, and mosquitoes). 
Previous avian research experience is required; nest searching, distance 
sampling and banding experience are preferred; working knowledge of 
Microsoft Access and ArcGIS a plus. Field crew will travel to and from 
remote field sites via helicopter or by car/foot; current DOI helicopter 
certification is a plus. Applicants must provide their own 
transportation to South Florida and have their own vehicle for getting 
to field sites at early morning hours.  Compensation: Dependent on 
experience.  To Apply: Send a letter of interest, resume and names, 
emails and phone numbers of three references by email to Dr. TOM VIRZI 
at Ecostudies Institute: (EM: tvirzi AT ecoinst.org).

ON-CALL AVIAN SPECIALIST/BIOLOGIST  at Ecology & Environment, Inc.  
Website: http://www.ene.com  Location: Charles City, IA. Duration: 10 
months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 11 Dec 2015.  Job 
Description: Ecology and Environment, Inc. is a fully integrated 
environmental consulting firm who is committed to sustainable 
development through responsible environmental stewardship. We are 
seeking a temporary (on-call) Avian Specialist/Biologist (reporting to 
our Chicago, IL office) to work on avian surveys at a proposed wind 
energy project near Charles City, Iowa. This position will be 
responsible for performing raptor and songbird surveys using a range of 
bird sampling techniques including visual/auditory identification. Our 
successful candidate must have a good understanding of avian surveys and 
be able to work independently and as part of a team. This is a temporary 
position approximately 4 hours every other week, and is expected to last 
through the end of summer 2016. There may be opportunity for additional 
surveys on an as-needed basis. Responsibilities: Performing raptor and 
songbird surveys using a range of bird sampling techniques including 
visual /auditory identification Migratory raptor surveys Raptor stick 
nest surveys Eagle surveys Migratory songbird surveys Breeding bird 
surveys Data compilation and report writing  Qualifications: 
Requirements: BS in Biology, Environmental Science or a closely related 
field preferred but not required 1-3 years’ field experience conducting 
avian surveys that should include raptor survey experience Strong 
visual/auditory bird identification skills (must be able to identify 
birds by their call/songs) Experience conducting raptor surveys, point 
count surveys and other migratory surveys Familiarity with regional 
avian populations and survey protocol Strong communication skills and 
ability to work within a team setting as well as a self-starting 
individual Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel Live within 50 miles 
of Charles City, Iowa Valid driver’s license and the ability to travel 
to a field location near Charles City, Iowa once or twice each month. E 
& E is its people. We are a knowledge based culture with an integrated 
staff of more than 85 scientific and engineering disciplines—a group of 
innovators who pave the way in implementing environmental solutions. E & 
E has been dedicated to environmental conservation and enhancement since 
our founding in 1970. Please view our website at www.ene.com to apply 
on-line (the position is listed under our Chicago location). Local 
candidates preferred. Must be eligible to work in the United States. 
Visa sponsorship will not be provided. Ecology and Environment, Inc. is 
an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified 
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to 
race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, 
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Compensation: TBD  To Apply: Please apply through our company website at 
http://www.ene.com

AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS  at University of Groningen.  Website: 
http://www.rug.nl/research/institute-evolutionary-life-sciences/ceg/ 
Location: Groningen, The Netherlands.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: 
Volunteer.  Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2016.  Job Description: we are 
seeking two volunteers to help us collecting breeding and behavioural 
data on Pied flycatchers (Ficedula hypoleuca) next spring 2016 
(estimated start April 1st 2016-end of June 2016). Our current research 
focuses primarily on identifying how natural and sexual selection act on 
animal “behavioural syndromes” (or personality) and behavioural 
plasticity. The candidates will work closely with an international team 
consisting of one post-doc, one technician and several students. Duties 
include intensive behavioral observations (aggressiveness and boldness), 
nest monitoring, bird handling (ringing, measuring), data entry and data 
management.  Qualifications: Candidates should have a BSc in Biology or 
a related field in preferably have proven experience with bird handling 
and/or behavioural observations in the field. Candidates should be 
highly motivated, willing to work independently, well organized and have 
a valid drivers’ license. Field work will involve long hours and work in 
the week-end while still maintaining a positive attitude. Non-EU 
applicants should make sure that they eligible for extended stay in 
Europe.  Compensation: We will provide housing in the lovely field site 
in Drenthe (~60 km south Groningen).  To Apply: Applications will be 
accepted until February 2016 or until the position is filled and should 
include (1) a statement that highlights relevant experience, and (2) a 
short resume or CV and contact information for references (up to 2). 
Send applications to: MARION NICOLAUS (EMl: nicolaus.marion AT 
gmail.com); Conservation Ecology Group, Groningen Institute for 
Evolutionary Life Science (GELIFES), University of Groningen, PO Box 
11103, 9700 CC Groningen, The Netherlands; For more information about 
the lab visit: (URL: 
http://www.rug.nl/research/institute-evolutionary-life-sciences/ceg/). 
Number of Openings: 2.

PHD STUDENTS IN AVIAN MACROECOLOGY  at Department of Biology, Baylor 
University.  Website: http://www.baylor.edu/biology  Location: Waco, 
Texas.  Duration: Up to 5 years.  Job Type: Studen.t  Application 
Deadline: 7 Dec 2015.  Job Description: PhD students are sought to study 
the influences of habitat connectivity, landscape phenology, or 
land-cover transitions on North American bird populations and 
communities. Possible directions of research include but are not limited 
to effects of broad-scale ecological conditions (e.g., 
land-cover/land-use, road networks, or climate), effects of human 
dimensions (e.g., social, economic, cultural, or demographic factors), 
interactions or cumulative effects of such influences, and the 
conservation implications of these effects. Students will have 
considerable latitude and assistance with developing the direction of 
their work. National and regional databases with large sample sizes will 
be available for analysis and enable unique perspectives and new 
syntheses regarding the macroecological drivers of avian population and 
community dynamics. The overarching goals of this work are to improve 
understanding of the broad-scale ecological and human factors that drive 
short and long-term flux in bird populations and communities, and to use 
this knowledge to inform avian conservation policy, planning, and 
implementation. Applications are invited for up to two positions that 
will start in the fall of 2016.  Qualifications: Applicants must have a 
Master of Science degree in a relevant field. Training and experience 
with GIS and statistical methods, through prior coursework or research 
activities, are essential. Students should have an interest in 
developing additional expertise in GIS and quantitative methods. 
Preference will be given to those who have published quantitative 
ecological research, who have presented research at scientific meetings, 
and who have some experience working with large databases. Competitive 
applicants will have undergraduate and graduate GPAs of 3.5 or higher, 
verbal and quantitative GRE scores at or above the 70th percentile, and 
a GRE analytical writing score of 4.5 or greater. Students with some but 
not all of these credentials will be considered and are encouraged to 
submit an application. Compensation: Depending on qualifications, 
teaching-assistantship (TA) funding at $21-28K/12 months for up to 5 
years will be available. For up to 5 years, each position also will 
include full tuition remission (up to 20 credits/12 months), health 
insurance benefits (80% of cost of premium covered; cost to student 
~$450/12 months), and additional funding for travel to professional 
meetings. Support for a research assistantship (RA) may replace some of 
the TA funding during the course of the student’s program.  To apply, 
create a single pdf that includes: a letter of interest that describes 
career goals and addresses position requirements; a resume; unofficial 
undergraduate and graduate transcripts; unofficial general GRE scores 
(no more than 5 years old by mid-February 2016) including percentile 
information; and a list of three references and their institution, email 
address, and phone number. Before submitting an application, carefully 
consider the requirements for a PhD degree by examining the Department 
of Biology Student Handbook and related information 
(http://www.baylor.edu/biology). Email your pdf to Professor KEVIN 
GUTZWILLER (EM: kevin_gutzwiller AT baylor.edu; 
https://sites.baylor.edu/kevin_gutzwiller), and contact him with 
questions about the positions. The deadline for applications is 7 
December 2015. After a review of applications, Professor Gutzwiller will 
invite the most qualified applicants to apply formally to the Ph.D. 
Program in Biology. An all-expenses paid campus visit will be offered to 
the applicants in the Departmental pool that are the most qualified. 
Final decisions about admission and an offer of an assistantship will be 
made by the Baylor Graduate School and the Biology Graduate Committee.  
Number of Openings: Up to 2.

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT - SUPERB FAIRYWREN PERSONALITY  at University 
of Melbourne.  Website: http://michellelhall.wordpress.com/  Location: 
Melbourne, Australia.  Duration: 2-3 months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  
Application Deadline: 18 Dec 2015.  Job Description: We are looking for 
a field assistant to help monitor a colour-banded population of superb 
fairy-wrens near Melbourne, Australia, for a study on animal 
personality. Duties include mist-netting birds and conducting 
personality tests after the breeding season, censusing colour-banded 
birds, behavioural observations, video analysis, and data proofing. 
Working days can be long, with early starts six days a week. The 
volunteer should be an early riser, able to work in a variety of 
conditions, and enjoy basic shared accommodation. Enthusiasm, 
self-motivation, and a strong work ethic are a must. The study is based 
at Serendip Sanctuary, a small reserve on the outskirts of Melbourne. 
Time period: From early January 2016 to March 2016. Qualifications: Must 
be very experienced with mist-netting and banding small passerine birds; 
ideally also experienced at re-sighting small colour-banded birds.  
Compensation: Free onsite accommodation in a house with shared 
dorm-style room is provided. Assistant to cover travel to the site and 
own food costs. The project will reimburse up to AUD$750/mo towards 
receipted food and travel expenses.  For more information, email 
MICHELLE HALL (EM: hall.mATunimelb.edu.au). To apply, please email a 
letter outlining previous relevant field research experience, and a 
resume including names and contact information for 3 referees that are 
familiar with your mist-netting and banding experience.

BIOLOGIST/ECOLOGIST  at Western EcoSystems Technology (WEST), Inc. 
Website: http://www.west-inc.com/  Location: Houston, TX.  Duration: 
open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 30 Nov 2015.  Job 
Description: WEST is seeking to add a biologist/ecologist to its Houston 
Texas staff. Primary responsibilities will be assisting project managers 
with managing field staff, resources and data on a variety of wildlife 
survey and analysis projects within the Texas-Oklahoma region, set up of 
new field projects, short-term field surveys, and scientific report 
writing. Valid driver’s license is required upon submission of resume. 
Investigation into driving record will be conducted upon hire. Driving 
record must meet standards set to operate motor vehicle on behalf of 
WEST. Background check will be conducted on final candidates. Employment 
conditions will require drug testing and candidates must be able to pass 
drug screening criteria. WEST is a nationally recognized ecological and 
statistical consulting firm, with offices located across the country. 
WEST provides environmental and statistical consulting services and 
contract research nationally and internationally to industry, 
government, and private organizations. We offer clients a unique 
combination of field ecology and statistics to help solve on-going and 
contemporary natural resource problems. WEST is an equal employment 
opportunity employer. Our objective is to recruit, employ, pay, and 
promote employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, or 
national origin. WEST encourages all qualified veterans, qualified 
disabled veterans, and qualified individuals with disabilities to apply. 
Such individuals will receive consideration for employment and will not 
be discriminated against on the basis of disability.  Qualifications: 
There are four primary qualifications sought for the position(s): 1) 
interpersonal skills, 2) wildlife biology technical knowledge, 3) 
writing skills, and 4) organizational skills. Generally, applicants must 
be willing and able to travel, have strong interpersonal and 
communication skills, strong scientific technical skills, and possess 
time management and organizational skills. Applicants must be able to 
work independently or with other professionals and be a participant in a 
positive work environment. Applicants should demonstrate the ability to 
follow instructions from managers, interact effectively with coworkers 
and clients, and be able to accept guidance and constructive criticism. 
Successful candidate(s) must be competent writers with the ability to 
pay attention to detail and accurately report the scientific methods and 
results of field studies. Successful candidate(s) must be able to 
supervise others and meet deliverable targets and deadlines. A 
Bachelor’s degree or higher in biological studies, natural resources, 
wildlife management, wildlife biology or equivalent degree is required. 
Demonstration of ability to work on biological field studies is needed. 
A specialized bachelor’s or graduate degree in a wildlife-related field 
is desired, as is previous experience in environmental consulting. Avian 
and/or bat ecology are the primary areas of technical expertise sought, 
but experience in wetland delineation, plant identification, or other 
areas of ecology potentially of interest to commercial clients is 
beneficial.  Compensation: The salary for the position(s) is highly 
competitive and is dependent on experience. WEST will also provide 
retirement, paid vacation and holidays, and health insurance.  To Apply: 
visit the career section of our web site at: www.west-inc.com and follow 
the posted instructions for application submission. EMAIL APPLICATIONS 
WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Applications that do not include the following 
three elements may not be considered. To apply for this position follow 
the instructions below: Include in ONE (not separate attachments) .doc 
or .pdf file the following: (System allows only for ONE attachment so 
resume, cover letter, and references must be incorporated into ONE file) 
1. Cover letter stating why you are the best candidate for this position 
2. Current Resume 3. Three references with phone numbers and email 
addresses.

PHD--MIXED GRASS PRAIRIE BIRD AND PREDATOR COMMUNITY  at North Dakota 
State University.  Website: 
http://www.ndsu.edu/range/faculty_and_staff/torre_j_hovick_phd/ 
Location: Fargo, ND.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Student. Application 
Deadline: 15 Dec 2015.  Job Description: A graduate research 
assistantship (PhD) investigating the influence of woody encroachment on 
mixed-grass prairie bird and predator communities is available in the 
School of Natural Resource Sciences at North Dakota State University 
(NDSU). This work will provide insights into the consequences of fire 
suppression and resulting woody encroachment on grassland bird community 
diversity and abundance in a working landscape. The successful candidate 
will be expected to work collaboratively with USDA Agricultural Research 
Station scientists and multiple NDSU ecologists. Products of this 
research will inform conservation by discussing the consequences of 
altered disturbance regimes on the integrity of grassland services as 
measured through grassland bird ecology and cattle production.  
Qualifications: Preferred qualifications: Candidates must have a Master 
of Science degree from an accredited university and a valid driver’s 
license. The most competitive applicant’s will have multiple years of 
field experience including previous work with grassland birds and 
grassland plant species identification. Students will be expected to 
work well independently and with a team and should have experience using 
some or all of the following programs: ArcGIS, program Mark, Presence, 
Distance, and program R. Preference will be given to applicants with a 
record of peer-review publication.  Compensation: $22,000/yr + tuition 
waiver -Housing provided during the field season  To APPLY: Submit the 
following to (EM: torre.hovick AT gmail.com) 1) cover letter discussing 
your qualifications including previous field work, familiarity with 
analytical software, and products from previous projects , 2) curriculum 
vitae, 3) transcripts (unofficial), 4) three professional references, 5) 
an example of your writing (thesis or peer-reviewed manuscript) and 6) 
GRE scores.

WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST: ORNITHOLOGIST  at Division of Fish and Wildlife, 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, USA.  Website: 
http://www.cnmi-dfw.com/  Location: Saipan, CNMI, USA  Duration: open.  
Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 27 Nov 2015.  Job 
Description: OVERVIEW: The Wildlife Biologist: Ornithologist will work 
in the Wildlife Section and be in charge of several research and 
conservation projects for native birds. The biologist’s primary 
responsibility will be to manage the Tropical Monitoring Avian 
Productivity and Survivorship (TMAPS) project in Saipan, including 
mistnetting, banding birds, ageing, sexing, and collecting morphological 
measurements. The biologist will periodically work on nearby islands, 
Tinian and Rota, and will participate in expeditions to the remote 
northern islands of the CNMI to assist in the inventory and monitoring 
of avian species. A U.S. territory located in Micronesia, the 14 islands 
of the CNMI are home to numerous endemic and endangered species that you 
will help to conserve. The islands are characterized by inland forests, 
beaches, coral reefs, rich history and culture, and year-round 
activities such as diving, fishing, snorkeling, hiking and golfing. 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Mist-net and band native bird species. 
Preference will be given to persons with multiple seasons of prior MAPS 
experience. • Compile and analyze population trend data and other past 
project data. • Design, execute, and monitor research projects, 
inventory and monitoring, management interventions, and outreach 
initiatives. • Write grant proposals and required progress and annual 
reports. • Review data, methods and analyses, and make recommendations 
for program changes. • Manage conservation-related projects and report 
outcomes. • Provide technical advice related to conservation issues as 
needed. • Coordinate with local, federal or regional partners for 
project development and implementation. • Determine and address 
stakeholder interests in a professional manner. • Work in remote and 
rugged field conditions including 1- to 3-week field expeditions to 
remote islands. • Work in a multicultural office and community. • 
Supervise a technical staff of wildlife technicians. • Work long hours 
or odd hours including early mornings, evenings, and weekends as needed. 
• Caretaking of birds prior to translocation. • Write research papers 
for publication in scientific journals. • Perform travel as required. • 
Perform other related duties as assigned.  Qualifications: REQUIREMENTS: 
• Master’s degree in Wildlife Biology, Ornithology, Conservation 
Biology, Zoology, Ecology or related field. • 2 years of professional 
experience working with field biology, data collection and analysis, and 
scientific report writing. • 3 field seasons or 2 years of experience 
mistnetting and banding birds. • Experience performing analyses on 
wildlife-related datasets. • Experience writing scientific proposals and 
designing studies. • Experience disseminating outputs through 
publications, reports, talks or academic papers. • Experience in 
wilderness camping; tolerant of tropical conditions. • Must be 
physically fit for field work and willing to participate in multi-week 
expeditions to remote islands. • Excellent written and verbal 
communication skills. • Must possess a valid driver’s license. • Must be 
a citizen of the United States or green card holder.  Compensation: DOE  
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and copies of your 
unofficial transcripts to Dr. ANNE ORLANDO, Wildlife Section Supervisor, 
by email to (EM: aorlando.cnmi.wildlife AT gmail.com)

GOLDEN EAGLE RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at U. S. Geological Survey. Location: 
San Diego, California.  Duration: December 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016.  Job 
Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 20 Nov 2015. Job Description: The 
USGS is seeking Golden Eagle Research Technicians (equivalent to GS-5) 
for a Golden Eagle occupancy study from December 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016 
with the possibility of extension through July. Duties will include 
Golden Eagle occupancy surveys, including locating and monitoring nests 
and evaluating nest success; collecting and processing camera data; data 
entry; and maintaining field equipment.  Qualifications: Experience with 
raptor surveys and nest monitoring is preferred. The occupancy and nest 
monitoring surveys involve hiking up and down steep and heavily 
vegetated and/or rocky terrain in remote areas for much of the day. 
Possible hazards include rattlesnakes, biting insects, spiders, poison 
oak, and cactus. Experience with driving 4WD vehicles, computer and file 
management, spotting scopes, field methods, and techniques for 
conducting research on avian populations is desirable. Applicants must 
be able to navigate in the field using a map and/or GPS and experience 
collecting data with Trimble Juno PDA’s is a plus. Incumbent will be 
required to work both independently and as a team member. Incumbent will 
be expected to enter data into spreadsheets and databases, and compile 
and organize field data. Incumbent will work throughout San Diego County 
and possibly Orange and Riverside Counties. Applicants must be willing 
to work long hours, early mornings and some weekends as needed. 
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and possess a valid driver’s license. 
Housing is not provided.  Compensation: Equivalent to GS-5.  To Apply: 
If interested please send cover letter, resume, and contact information 
of 3 references via email to: MELANIE MADDEN (mmadden AT usgs.gov). THIS 
IS A PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT ONLY; we will provide further information on the 
required application process. The USGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, fitness, and 
qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, 
marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, 
sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factors. This agency provides 
reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  Number of 
Openings: 2.

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS (2-3): behavioral ecology of lance-tailed 
manakins in Panama  at Florida State University.  Website: 
http://bio.fsu.edu/duval/  Location: Isla Boca Brava, Panama. Duration: 
4 months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Application Deadline: 4 Dec 2015.  Job 
Description: Positions are available 15 Feb to 15 Jun 2016 for an 
ongoing behavioral study of female mate choice and male display behavior 
in lance-tailed manakins (Chiroxiphia lanceolata) in Panama. Females of 
this small, lekking bird “shop” among males that display in cooperative 
pairs on dispersed display territories. Successful applicants will be 
involved in work investigating questions such as how indirect genetic 
benefits affect female mate choice and maternal investment, why dominant 
males tolerate subordinate cooperators, and how male experience affects 
display performance and cooperative behavior. Responsibilities will 
include resighting color-banded birds, daily maintenance of an automated 
detection system, conducting many hour-long behavioral observations at 
display sites, nest-searching through dense secondary-growth dry 
tropical forest, and mistnetting birds for banding and blood sampling, 
as well as data entry and organizational tasks. Experience in one or 
more of these areas is strongly preferred. Applicants should have a very 
strong interest in animal behavior, birds, and field biology. The full 
field crew includes 4-5 adults and one three-year-old (!) who will live 
and work on a remote island off of Panama's Pacific coast and share 
housing with close quarters, and can expect to have limited internet 
access and cell phone reception: experience working in isolated field 
settings and/or living in close quarters is highly desirable. For more 
information on the research, see (URL: 
http://www.bio.fsu.edu/faculty-duval.php). Qualifications: Applicants 
should be enthusiastic, physically fit, and emotionally grounded. Expect 
to work long days (6am-6pm six days a week), be woken at 4 am by howler 
monkeys on a regular basis, and see some amazing bird behavior. A sense 
of humor, ability to work independently, and willingness to accommodate 
unpredictable changes is especially important as this year’s research 
team includes a 3-year-old child. Conversational Spanish ability is 
strongly preferred for this position. Assistants are required to 
complete online animal care and use training shortly after being hired. 
Compensation: Food, housing, and required transportation within Panama 
will be provided, as well as a $500 honorarium upon completion of the 
field season to help defray costs of health insurance and personal 
purchases. Assistants are required to purchase their, own round-trip 
airfare to Panama City, Panama, and snake gaiters (~$75), and these 
expenses will be reimbursed upon completion of the field season.  To 
apply, send: 1) coverletter explaining your motivation and suitability 
to work on this project, 2) resume, and 3) email and phone numbers of 
three references familiar with your field skills, personality, and 
motivation to: DR. EMILY DUVAL and ELLIOT SCHUNKE, Florida State 
University Department of Biological Science, (EM: elliot.schunke AT 
gmail.com). Please use the subject line “Lance-tailed Manakin field 
assistant application.” Review of applications will continue until 
positions are filled. Note that the DuVal Lab is also searching for 
competitive graduate student applicants for Fall 2016 (Dec 31 deadline) 
and Fall 2017 admission.  Number of Openings: 2-3.

MIDWAY ATOLL BIOLOGY VOLUNTEER  at US Fish and Wildlife Service. 
Website: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Midway_Atoll/  Location: Midway Atoll 
National Wildlife Refuge.  Duration: 6 Months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  
Application Deadline: 15 Dec 2015.  Job Description: Duties: Volunteer 
work will include habitat restoration, native plant propagation and 
out-planting, removal of invasive plants both by hand and through 
chemical application of herbicide, monitoring seabird, plant, and Laysan 
duck populations, marine debris removal, data entry, and equipment 
maintenance, along with other tasks depending on current projects and 
refuge needs. Volunteers are expected to work 40 hours/week with 
additional weekend work when necessary. Requirements: Must be physically 
fit and able to confidently ride a bike, hike up to three miles in the 
sand or on uneven terrain, lift 50 pounds and be willing to spray 
herbicide with proper protective gear. Successful applicants must also 
be willing to handle albatrosses and other seabirds for banding and 
monitoring studies, and be willing to perform all duties in sub-tropical 
wind, sun, rain and humidity extremes. Preferred skills include ability 
to swim/snorkel. Volunteers should have a strong work ethic along with 
the ability to live and work closely with a small group of people for 
six months. Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge is a remote site and 
accessible by plane twice a month. Because of the isolated nature of 
this work, safety is of the utmost importance. Volunteers should be 
aware that evacuation for emergencies or medical issues can typically 
take at least 24 hours and be potentially very expensive. All volunteers 
will need to carry medical-evacuation insurance. A current passport is 
required for travel to and from Midway. Volunteers are responsible for 
their own travel to Honolulu. One round-trip flight between Midway and 
Honolulu, meals and housing at Midway are provided. Volunteer living 
quarters include individual bedrooms, a common living area, and a full 
kitchen. Volunteers are responsible for the proper upkeep of their 
living quarters. The “Clipper House” on Midway serves cafeteria-style 
food with a wide variety of dishes, including vegetarian options and a 
full salad bar, courtesy of Midway’s hydroponic garden. There is also a 
small convenience store on Midway that provides some basics: toiletries, 
refreshments, etc. Because Midway is a small community where volunteers 
will be working and living with FWS employees and contractors, we cannot 
stress enough our zero tolerance policy for harassment or abuse of any 
kind, including alcohol or drug abuse. Selected applicants will be sent 
a packet of additional information on the island, duties, and suggested 
items to bring, as well as required forms. These items must be submitted 
before the volunteer arrives for duty in Honolulu. A current physical, 
tetanus shot and TB test are also required. Volunteer time periods and 
application deadlines: Exact start times may vary depending on plane 
schedules. Selected individuals should coordinate with Midway staff 
prior to making travel plans: Summer season: March 25,2016-September 27, 
2016, applications due by December 15, 2015  Qualifications: Because of 
the large number of applications received, preference will be given to 
those with an educational or professional background in science/biology, 
plant propagation and weed control experience, remote field experience, 
and/or bird handling experience.  Compensation: Housing, meals, field 
equipment, and transportation from Honolulu to Midway provided.  TO 
APPLY: If you are interested in applying, please email a single .pdf 
file that includes a cover letter, brief resume outlining relevant 
education and work experience, and three work-related references (with 
phone and e-mail), as well as your dates of availability to (EM:: 
meg_duhrschultz AT fws.gov). For more information please call: 
808-954-4819.  Number of Openings: 4-5.

M.S. RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP  at University of Florida.  Website: 
http://www.wec.ufl.edu  Location: Gainesville, FL.  Duration: open. Job 
Type: Student.  Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2016.  Job Description: A 
graduate student is needed for a study on productivity of American 
Oystercatchers nesting on spoil islands on Florida’s Nature Coast. The 
study will include monitoring oystercatcher nests, work with remote 
cameras, capture and weighing chicks, and conducting observations of 
disturbance. The study sites are in the Gulf Coast and accessible only 
by boat; logistical support will be provided by the Florida Fish and 
Wildlife Conservation Commission.  Qualifications: Preference will be 
given to applicants with demonstrated analytical and writing skills, 
ability to work collaboratively and productively as a member and leader 
of field teams in remote settings under sometimes extreme conditions, 
boat training/coastal boat experience, experience working with and 
banding shorebirds, and a strong interest in avian conservation or 
coastal ecosystems.  Compensation: This position includes funding for a 
Research Assistantship for two years, plus tuition.  To Apply: If 
selected for this position, the applicant will then need to apply to the 
graduate school at University of Florida. Send letter of interest, CV, 
and copies of transcripts and GRE scores including percentiles) to: ABBY 
POWELL, USGS, Florida Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit (EM: 
abbypowell AT ufl.edu).

RESEARCH COORDINATOR MAUI BIRD CONSERVATION CENTER  at San Diego Zoo 
Institute for Conservation Research.  Location: Maui, Hawaii. Duration: 
Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 17 Nov 2015.  Job 
Description: The Research Coordinator is responsible for supervising the 
team at the Maui Bird Conservation Center, a captive propagation 
facility for endangered Hawaiian birds located in Olinda, Maui. 
Responsibilities include management of the team’s daily activities and 
associated resources, such as daily husbandry activities; observations 
of social and reproductive behaviors; artificial incubation and 
hand-rearing activities; veterinary care; and upkeep and maintenance of 
the physical plant and equipment. The Research Coordinator will also be 
responsible for the design, implementation, and modification of 
protocols; hiring, training, and supervision of staff, interns, and 
volunteers; detailed record-keeping and data management; preparation of 
reports, memos, and policy statements; related administrative tasks; and 
other duties, as needed. The Research Coordinator will communicate 
directly with, and report to, the Conservation Program Manager. 
Qualifications: Representative qualifications include a Bachelor's 
degree in the biological sciences or a related field, or equivalent 
specialized training; proven leadership abilities; experience with 
captive husbandry and propagation of birds; excellent coordination and 
communication skills; record-keeping and data management skills; ability 
to use and maintain avicultural and maintenance equipment; ability to 
use database, spreadsheet, and word processing computer software; and 
ability to collect biological samples Successful applicant will be 
self-motivated and organized, possess strong leadership and 
team-building abilities, be in good physical condition, enjoy working 
outside, and possess strong communication, time management, and problem 
solving skills.  Compensation: (Exempt Position #H12402) Salary 
commensurate with experience.  To Apply: Apply on the San Diego Zoo 
website: https://www.hrapply.com/sandiegozoo/Setup.app Select San Diego 
Zoo Inst. for Cons Res Position No. H12402

RESTORATION MONITORING DATA AND INFORMATION SPECIALIST  at National 
Wildlife Refuge Association.  Website: http://www.refugeassociation.org  
Location: Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.  Duration: 18 month.s  
Job Type: Temporary. Application Deadline: 11 Dec 2015.  Job 
Description: The National Wildlife Refuge Association, in partnership 
with Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and the USFWS Pacific Region 
Inventory and Monitoring Program, seeks an individual with strong 
restoration ecology, database development, and ecological monitoring 
design skills for an 18-month period to help Refuge staff meet 
scientific information needs associated with expanding habitat 
restoration and weed control programming. The selected individual will 
be an employee of the National Wildlife Refuge Association and will work 
closely with Refuge staff and volunteers to develop robust data 
collection procedures, design databases, and data management systems for 
currently implemented weed control, native plant propagation and habitat 
restoration activities. The primary goal of this position is to set-up a 
robust habitat restoration monitoring system that can be utilized and 
maintained by USFWS staff to holistically evaluate the success of 
restoration efforts, encompassing and integrating complex and 
large-scale weed control and native plant propagation programs. Project 
Overview Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) is a globally 
significant seabird colony located in the remote Northwest Hawaiian 
Islands. With a 100+ year history of European human presence, including 
introduction of hundreds of non-native species and drastic modifications 
of terrestrial and marine habitat associated with construction of a 
large naval base, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is engaged 
in a multi-decade habitat restoration and creation effort. Invasive 
plant control and native plant restoration to provide high-quality 
nesting habitat for priority seabird species and other native wildlife 
are the primary management activities conducted at Midway. The Refuge is 
currently undergoing significant and rapid changes in habitat structure 
and composition as a result of on-going control and eradication efforts 
directed at Verbesina encelioides. Additionally, a successful rat 
eradication completed in 1997 resulted in exponential increases in 
ground-nesting and burrowing seabird populations, who act as significant 
habitat modifiers through digging and nest-building activity. Year-round 
seabird nesting and a highly disturbed and dynamic environment situated 
in a tropical climate create a completely unique set of challenges and 
opportunities for habitat restoration. At this time the Refuge has an 
active on-site propagation and outplanting program for 13 species of 
native plants, only one of which, a native bunchgrass, has established 
collection, propagation and outplanting methods. Practices for all other 
species of native plants remain in the experimental stage. There is an 
urgent need for practical methods to document propagation and 
outplanting techniques and performance as well as monitor the resource 
response in order to increase understanding of why some out-plantings 
fail and modify techniques accordingly. The invasive plant control 
program at Midway is well-established and successful for some species, 
however, as the most noxious weeds are eliminated from the Refuge, other 
weed species quickly occupy these niches. Methods to document and 
prioritize control efforts and determine effective herbicide types, 
spray intervals, and application methods for a variety of invasive 
plants are also urgently needed. Integrating weed control data with 
other restoration programming will be an essential component of the 
work. Duties •Applies knowledge of relational databases and database 
design to design and develop data management, visualization, and 
analysis applications. The design and development of these customized 
applications will be tailored to allow end users (Refuge staff and 
volunteers) to access and manipulate survey information that would 
minimize user training. •Applies statistical concepts, advanced GIS 
skills, and other innovative techniques to track all aspects of plant 
propagation performance, herbicide efficacy, outplanting success, and 
large-scale achievement of habitat rehabilitation and restoration 
objectives. Work closely with Refuge staff in the field and office to 
ensure that products are user-friendly and sustainable for long-term 
implementation. •Work closely with Refuge staff to develop robust field 
and greenhouse data collection procedures and ensure that data is 
collected and managed in a way that facilitates analysis and development 
of propagation and outplanting SOPs. Work with Refuge staff and 
Honolulu-based Inventory and Monitoring Biologists to ensure designs 
meet project objectives and are statistically valid. •Performs as a lead 
analyst in researching and adapting new techniques for complex data 
management, GIS, and data visualization. Subject area expert defining 
database structures, processing algorithms, version control and other 
transactions, interfaces to external databases, functionality and 
product design. Duty Station Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge is a 
remote site and accessible by plane twice a month. Because of the 
isolated nature of this work, safety and the ability to live and work 
closely with a small group of people for extended periods of time is of 
the utmost importance. Evacuation for family emergencies or medical 
issues can typically take at least 24 hours and be potentially very 
expensive. The selected individual will need to carry medical-evacuation 
insurance. A current passport is required for travel to and from Midway. 
Employees are responsible for their own travel to Honolulu. Two 
round-trip flights between Midway and Honolulu are provided. This 
includes travel at the start and end of the contract, as well as a break 
in middle. Housing is provided at no cost to the employee. An office 
space at Refuge headquarters with computer, telephone, internet 
connection, and office supplies will also be provided. The position 
requires access to USFWS networks and a full Federal background check 
(cost covered by the Refuge) will be required of the selected 
individual. Meals are provided on-site at the “Clipper House” which 
serves cafeteria-style food with a wide variety of dishes, including 
vegetarian options and a full salad bar, courtesy of Midway’s hydroponic 
garden. There is a small convenience store on Midway that provides some 
basics: toiletries, refreshments, etc. Because Midway is a small 
community where employees work and live with FWS employees, volunteers, 
and resident base operations contractors, there is a zero tolerance 
policy for harassment or abuse of any kind, including alcohol or drug 
abuse. Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications •Knowledge of advanced 
biometric principles and statistical methods to design scientifically 
sound ecological monitoring frameworks and interpret results. •Ability 
to identify and use statistical methods to analyze complex data sets 
including but not limited to Excel, MS Access, ArcGIS, R, and SAS. 
•Knowledge of principles and practices of biology (i.e. ecological 
principles; ecosystems, plant, wildlife and fish population dynamics, 
and surveys for natural resource management) used to identify critical 
data needs to support surveys for resource conservation and management. 
•Broad knowledge of advanced literature and theory in the fields of 
biometrics, statistics, restoration ecology, ornithology, and resource 
management, especially as it pertains to refuges. •Extensive knowledge 
of database management concepts, principles, and methods including 
database logical and physical design sufficient to design, develop, and 
maintain data management systems that meet current and future monitoring 
program policy requirements for natural resource management. •Ability to 
comprehend and evaluate developments in data management, spatial data 
collection and analysis, and related fields and apply them to 
refuge-based projects. •Skills and experience using Trimble GPS units or 
similar mapping grade GPS units and ability to train others. •In good 
health with no physical or mental conditions that require regular access 
to medical facilities. Moderate to good physical fitness in order to 
access off-road field sites situated in sandy, rugged terrain. 
Additional Desired Qualifications •Knowledge and experience managing 
large scale plant propagation programs and facilities, including 
inventory management and tracking from potting to outplanting •Knowledge 
and experience in invasive plant control, including geospatially-based 
tracking and monitoring of control effort •Experience and knowledge of 
herbicide types, calibration, and application techniques used in a 
natural resources management setting  Compensation: Hourly rate: 
$20.00-$25.00/hour depending on experience. At this time there is 
funding for 78 weeks of work (18 months at 40 hrs/week). The employee 
will be expected to work a standard 40-hour work week, with occasional 
weekend or evening work, depending on specific project needs and time of 
year. Lodging will be in private staff quarters (a remodeled duplex), 
which includes a bedroom, living room, full kitchen, and bathroom. The 
house is furnished with all appliances, beds and bedding, furniture, and 
basic kitchen utensils. Residents are responsible for the proper upkeep 
of their living quarters, as well as purchasing basic supplies 
(detergent, toilet paper, etc.). The employee will be billed the 
resident meal rate ($3.00 for breakfast, $4.00 for lunch, and $5.00 for 
dinner) for all meals eaten at the Clipper House. The National Wildlife 
Refuge Association offers a full health and retirement benefits 
package.  To receive a copy of the work plan or to ask project and 
location-specific questions, please contact MEG DUHR-SCHULTZ. For salary 
and benefits questions, please contact ANNE TRUSLOW. (EM: 
meg_duhrschultz AT fws.gov PH: 808-954-4819 EM: atruslow AT 
refugeassociation.org) To apply, please send a cover letter, resume/CV, 
and list of at least 3 professional references to both Anne Truslow AND 
Meg Duhr-Schultz by December 11. Please submit application packages as a 
single .pdf file with your last name in the title of the document.

BIOLOGY GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP  at College of William & Mary.  
Website: http://www.wm.edu/as/biology/  Location: Williamsburg, VA.  
Duration: 2 years.  Job Type: Student. Application Deadline: 1 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: The Biology Department at the College of William 
and Mary is recruiting new research Masters students in behavioral, 
plant, wetlands, viral, functional, spatial, physiological, 
evolutionary, mathematical and conservation ecology, to start in Fall 
2016. We offer a two-year research-intensive Masters program where 
students are supported by teaching assistantships and full tuition 
waivers. For many students, getting a Masters in two years and writing 
publications and grants before applying to highly competitive Ph.D. 
program or job is a very attractive option. We have a great track record 
of our recent MS students going on to excellent PhD programs and 
professional positions. With a low student-to-faculty ratio 
(approximately 8-10 new students each year with 23 full-time faculty) we 
can offer an intimate and highly personalized research and education 
experience. Also, our graduate students often work closely with and 
mentor undergraduates, offering numerous informal teaching and personal 
development opportunities.  Qualifications: Importantly, we have real 
strengths in many aspects of ecology and conservation. We are one of the 
few smaller universities that have many ecologists on their faculty 
including Harmony Dalgleish (plant/forest ecology), John Swaddle and Dan 
Cristol (behavioral ecology/ecotoxicology), Laurie Sanderson, Jon Allen 
and Joshua Puzey (functional ecology), Randy Chambers (wetlands 
ecology), Kurt Williamson (viral ecology), Matthias Leu 
(conservation/landscape ecology), Helen Murphy (evolutionary ecology), 
Drew LaMar (mathematical ecology), and Paul Heideman (physiological 
ecology). We have fully equipped labs to conduct behavioral and 
evolutionary studies in captivity with vertebrates and invertebrates, 
perform ecological experiments in a greenhouse and lab setting, analyze 
molecular data using core facilities, and analyze spatial data in 
state-of-the-art GIS labs, including our Center for Geospatial Analyses. 
The proximity of William and Mary to county, state, and federal parks as 
well as the Chesapeake Bay allows for extensive field research 
opportunities. Please visit us at: 
http://www.wm.edu/as/biology/graduate/index.php and more specific 
information at the following to explore faculty research lab web pages: 
Jon Allen: http://wmpeople.wm.edu/jdallen Randy Chambers: 
http://rmcham.people.wm.edu/ Dan Cristol: http://wmpeople.wm.edu/dacris 
Harmony Dalgleish: http://wmpeople.wm.edu/hjdalgleish Paul Heideman: 
http://pdheid.people.wm.edu/ Drew LaMar: 
http://www.people.wm.edu/~mdlama/ Matthias Leu: 
http://wmpeople.wm.edu/mleu Helen Murphy: http://www.helenmurphy.net 
Joshua Puzey: http://puzeylab.weebly.com Laurie Sanderson: 
http://slsand.people.wm.edu/ John Swaddle: http://jpswad.people.wm.edu/ 
Kurt Williamson: http://wmpeople.wm.edu/kewilliamson  Compensation: 
$13,500 per year.  To Apply: 
http://www.wm.edu/as/biology/graduate/apply/index.php  Number of 
Openings: 8.

CELEBRATE SHOREBIRDS INTERNSHIP  at Environment for the Americas. 
Website: http://www.avesblog.com  Location: Alaska; Oregon; California; 
Colorado; Washington D.C.  Duration: 6 months - 1 year. Job Type: 
Intern.  Application Deadline: 30 Nov 2015.  Job Description: 
Environment for the Americas (EFTA) invite you to apply for America’s 
Great Outdoors – Celebrate Shorebirds internship opportunity. This 
project, Celebra las Aves Playeras (Celebrate Shorebirds), is a 
comprehensive approach to engaging Latinos in natural resource careers 
and conservation action through internships at five sites. EFTA will 
recruit 10 Latino interns (U.S. citizen or legal resident; ages 18-25) 
from colleges and local communities, especially youth who live near 
research sites to help create long-term relationships between agencies 
and nearby Latino communities. Interns will serve as role models, and 
increase awareness of conservation issues and careers in conservation. 
They will also engage in field research, data collection, and 
environmental education at sites in California, Oregon, Colorado, and 
Alaska where monitoring shorebird populations is a priority. Internship 
work will focus on migratory/nesting bird projects, citizen science and 
public outreach; however you will be provided with opportunities to 
experience other wildlife conservation jobs during the internship. You 
will assist in a variety of shorebird surveys as well as participate in 
other wildlife related fieldwork. The intern will develop and present 
bilingual (English/Spanish) public presentations, work onsite with 
educators as part of our environmental education and interpretative 
programs, develop and implement an outreach program into the local 
Spanish-speaking communities and help with the International Migratory 
Bird Day Festival. INTERNSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES • Participate in wildlife 
fieldwork involving physically demanding tasks such as walking and 
standing all day, carrying heavy packs, and working outdoors. • Conduct 
migratory shorebird surveys and data entry. • Assist in the development 
and implementation of outreach programs engaging communities in order to 
promote bird conservation. • Promote educational programs with local and 
national English and Spanish-language media. • Facilitating educator-led 
field trips for K-8 grades, provide educator support, assist with 
educator trainings, and provide program support and maintenance • Assist 
with our International Migratory Bird Day Festival. • Present onsite and 
offsite public presentation to promote shorebird conservation messages.  
Qualifications: - STRONG written and verbal communication skills - 
Flexible and energetic. - Social Media savvy, creative and insightful 
with content; an ability to engage users and followers - Dynamic 
presentation and teaching skills, including the ability to engage 
diverse audiences. - Demonstrated interpersonal, organizational, and 
leadership skills. - Ability to organize time, prioritize tasks and 
balance work effectively. - Bilingual: English/Spanish is preferred.  
Compensation: Stipend with or without housing costs depending on site.   
To apply and for more information on sites, internship and past interns 
please visit http://www.avesblog.com  Number of Openings: 10.

WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN  at Mendocino Redwood Company.  Website: 
http://www.mrc.com/  Location: Fort Bragg, CA.  Duration: Open.  Job 
Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 31 Dec 2015.  Job Description: 
SUMMARY Survey and monitor Northern Spotted Owls and other threatened, 
endangered, and sensitive (TES) species associated with timber harvest 
plans (THPs), collect baseline biological data for species to be 
included in a future Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP), and conduct 
surveys for non-TES species across MRC’s property. RESPONSIBILITIES • 
Conducts Northern Spotted Owl (NSO) night surveys • Cares for and 
maintains rodent colony and feeds live mice to NSOs • Conducts general 
biodiversity surveys for other raptors, small mammals, mesocarnivores, 
herpetofauna and fish as assigned • Collects field data electronically 
using personal digital assistants (PDA) and/or manually with a field 
notebook • Identifies plants and measures vegetation using standard 
forest mensuration tools and techniques • Safely navigates rugged 
forested terrain with map and compass and occasionally works in 
inclement weather • Safely operates ATV and 4-wheel drive vehicles on 
unimproved roads at night • Uses chainsaw and other tools to clear 
vegetation along roads and trails • Works independently; alone or in 
small groups in remote areas at night (i.e. conducting night surveys on 
foot) • Must be extremely safety conscious and follow safe work 
practices at all times  Qualifications: QUALIFICATIONS • High school 
education required. • Course work toward a Bachelor's degree (B.S. or 
B.A.) from four-year college or university in Wildlife Biology or Forest 
Science, or related field; or 2 to 3 months to one year related 
experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and 
experience • Familiarity with safe capturing and handling of small 
mammals; familiarity with concepts in forest ecology, and wildlife 
management techniques • Ability to use directional compass and 
topographical maps • To perform this position successfully, an 
individual should have knowledge of GPS, working knowledge of MS Excel, 
MS Word and MS Outlook, or similar software programs • Must maintain and 
carry a valid California driver license and remain eligible and capable 
of operating company vehicles including automobiles, trucks and large 
4-wheel drive vehicles in accordance with company policy guidelines.  
Compensation: Medical, dental, vision, life, 401k match, sick days, 
vacation days, personal days, and MORE!  To Apply: APPLICATION PROCESS • 
Email resume and cover letter including salary history to (EM: recruiter 
AT mendoco.com) or fax to (FX: 707-485-6873).  Number of Openings: 4.

MIGRATORY SHOREBIRD TECHNICIAN AND MIGRATORY SHOREBIRD BANDER  at 
Canadian Wildlife Service.  Location: Remote locations along James Bay, 
ON.  Duration: 8 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 31 
Mar 2016.  Job Description: Migratory shorebird technicians and banders 
are needed to work 8 weeks at remote field sites along James Bay, ON. 
The technicians will be responsible for conducting surveys and 
re-sighting flagged birds. Banders will be responsible for trapping and 
banding a variety of shorebird species using mist nets and a potential 
for other nets. Field sites are remote: without running water, 
electricity, internet, or cell phone service; all team members should 
expect to share in all camp-life tasks (i.e., cooking, cleaning, 
collecting and filtering water). Shared, rustic field housing is the 
only option, as participants are flown to remote camps via helicopter.  
Qualifications: Applicants will have remote field work experience and 
demonstrated knowledge of shorebird identification. Applicants must be 
physically fit (able to hike up to 20km a day across mud/marsh) and 
maintain a positive attitude despite inclement weather with biting 
insects. Banders should have extensive experience banding migratory 
birds; experience banding shorebirds and NABC certification is 
preferred. Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to 
work as a team are required.  Compensation: Depends on experience 
($1,500-$3,000/month), travel to and from field sites and food and 
accommodations provided.  To Apply: We are looking for someone to fill 
this position immediately, so applications will be reviewed as they are 
received. Please send the following: (1) a short cover letter detailing 
interest in the position and remote field work experience, (2) resume, 
and (3) contact information for 3 references to (EM: christian.friis AT 
ec.gc.ca). Please send all documents in one pdf named: 
JB2016_LastName.pdf.  Number of Openings: multiple.

NR SPECIALIST SENIOR - WILDLIFE RESEARCH  at Minnesota Department of 
Natural Resources - Farmland Wildlife Research Group.  Website: 

https://statejobs.doer.state.mn.us/JobPosting/25ba7d8ad547c86823fba6c1c639c35c/View 

Location: Madelia, MN.  Duration: Full-time, Permanent.  Job Type: 
Permanent.  Application Deadline: 4 Dec 2015.  Job Description: This 
position exists to support research and survey programs for farmland 
wildlife species, especially upland game birds and wild turkeys. The 
person in this position plans, conducts, analyzes data from, and reports 
on studies of farmland game species, both independently and in 
conjunction with Research Scientists, who provide overall direction for 
statewide research programs. The person in this position also 
participates in the development, evaluation, and implementation of DNR 
wildlife management policies and programs and develops and evaluates new 
techniques for assessing and managing farmland wildlife resources. 
Responsibilities include: - Designing wildlife research and survey 
projects, both independently and in collaboration with a Research 
Scientist, to meet the information needs of wildlife managers. - 
Conducting data collection and other research activities so study 
objectives are met. - Analyzing data and interpreting research results 
so valid inferences can be made and appropriate conclusions can be 
drawn. - Disseminating research results in oral and written formats and 
reviewing research and management proposals, reports, and programs so 
that research findings can be used by others to manage farmland wildlife 
and their habitats on a sound scientific basis.  Qualifications: MINIMUM 
QUALIFICATIONS: - M.S. degree in wildlife ecology or closely related 
field AND 2 years of professional wildlife research experience. - OR a 
Ph.D. in wildlife ecology or closely related field. - Knowledge of 
wildlife ecology and conservation, including habitat management and 
regulated harvest. - Knowledge of statistics sufficient to analyze 
ecological data properly. - Ability to identify the need for and to plan 
original research and survey projects, to formulate hypotheses and 
sampling designs sufficient to support the scientific and statistical 
validity of research projects, and to interpret wildlife and other data 
sufficient to draw reasonable inferences and conclusions. - Experience 
organizing and conducting field work to collect ecological data. - 
Experience with computer applications, including both (1) spreadsheets 
or databases to manage data input, retrieval, and compilation, and (2) 
statistical programs to summarize and analyze data. - Experience 
communicating orally and in writing with diverse audiences, including 
both lay and peer groups, sufficient to document and disseminate 
completed research results. - Ability to conduct many types of field 
work, such as capturing and handling wild animals; identifying and 
observing wildlife by sight and sound; sampling vegetation; and 
operating equipment such as ATVs, snowmobiles, and trailers sufficient 
to collect data in the field. - Ability to work in adverse weather and 
environmental conditions such as heat, rain/humidity, extreme cold, and 
being exposed to ticks and biting insects. - Ability to work effectively 
and courteously with people. Requires occasionally lifting articles such 
as 50-pound bags of feed maximum and frequently lifting and/or carrying 
objects such as heavy tools and file boxes. This job may require walking 
or standing to a significant degree on rough terrain or may involve 
sitting most of the time with pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg 
controls. Requires a Class D Driver's License: a single unit vehicle 
with a gross vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds. This is a basic 
driver's license. Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as 
the a gross combination weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds. PREFERRED 
QUALIFICATIONS: - Ph.D. in wildlife ecology or a closely related area. - 
Experience publishing wildlife research results in peer-reviewed 
scientific journals as the lead author. - Experience programming 
statistical analyses in R, MATLAB, SAS, or equivalent software 
environment. - Knowledge of methods for estimating parameters of animal 
populations. - Ability to summarize and analyze spatially explicit data 
using ArcGIS. - Experience studying avian ecology, particularly game 
birds and/or grassland birds. - Research and/or management experience 
with grassland wildlife and their habitats. - Knowledge of Midwest farm 
bill programs. - Experience establishing productive collaborations with 
other researchers. - Experience leading the work of others. SELECTION 
PROCESS: The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching 
process. Resumes of all applicants to this posting will be evaluated 
against the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match 
the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.  
Compensation: $20.92-$30.68 hourly; $43,681-$64,060 annually.   HOW TO 
APPLY: Most State selection processes utilize a resume-based screening 
process. You will be contacted by agency staff if your background best 
matches the selection criteria on this job posting To apply for this 
position, click the APPLY box found at the bottom of the webpage (see 
link provided above). For additional information about the State's 
selection process, go to . If you wish to apply with a paper copy, 
submit your resume AND a completed State of Minnesota Employment 
Application form to: Minnesota Management Budget (MMB), 400 Centennial 
Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155. Be sure to 
indicate the posting number of this job (Posting #15DNR000738) on your 
application. The paper application is available on the State Employment 
Web and MMB web sites, at any state agency HR office, or by calling 
651-259-3637 CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION: MARRETT GRUND, Ph.D. (PH:  
507-642-8478 EM: Marrett.Grund AT state.mn.us).

PROJECT MANAGER/WILDLIFE BIOLOGY CONSULTANT  at Western EcoSystems 
Technology (WEST), Inc.  Website: http://www.west-inc.com/ Location: 
Houston, TX.  Duration: open.  Job Type: Permanent. Application 
Deadline: 30 Nov 2015.  Job Description: WEST is seeking 1-2 experienced 
individuals with expertise in environmental consulting and wildlife to 
serve as project managers and wildlife biologists based in WEST’s office 
in Houston, TX. Successful candidates will be responsible for managing 
wildlife studies throughout the TX-OK region, including leading and 
organizing pre-construction surveys and post-construction fatality 
monitoring for wind energy projects. Primary responsibilities of the 
position(s) will include conducting day to day administration of 
projects, training field technicians, setup of field studies, preparing 
reports, quality assurance of data, conducting field studies, marketing 
WEST’s capabilities, and obtaining contracts with various industry and 
government organizations. Valid driver’s license is required upon 
submission of resume. Investigation into driving record will be 
conducted upon hire. Driving record must meet standards set to operate 
motor vehicle on behalf of WEST. Background check will be conducted on 
final candidates. Employment conditions will require drug testing and 
candidates must be able to pass drug screening criteria. WEST is a 
nationally recognized ecological and statistical consulting firm, with 
offices located across the country. WEST provides environmental and 
statistical consulting services and contract research nationally and 
internationally to industry, government, and private organizations. We 
offer clients a unique combination of field ecology and statistics to 
help solve on-going and contemporary natural resource problems. WEST is 
an equal employment opportunity employer. Our objective is to recruit, 
employ, pay, and promote employees without regard to race, color, 
religion, age, sex, or national origin. WEST encourages all qualified 
veterans, qualified disabled veterans, and qualified individuals with 
disabilities to apply. Such individuals will receive consideration for 
employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of 
disability.  Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications—There are four 
primary qualifications sought for the position(s): 1) interpersonal 
skills, 2) wildlife biology technical knowledge, 3) writing skills, and 
4) project management/organizational skills. Generally, applicants must 
be willing and able to travel, have strong interpersonal and 
communication skills, strong scientific technical skills, and possess 
time management and organizational skills. Applicants must be able to 
work independently or with other professionals and be a participant in a 
positive work environment. Applicants should demonstrate the ability to 
follow instructions from managers, interact effectively with coworkers 
and clients, and be able to accept guidance and constructive criticism. 
Successful candidate(s) must be competent writers with the ability to 
pay attention to detail and accurately report the scientific methods and 
results of field studies. Successful candidate(s) must be able to 
supervise others and meet deliverable targets and deadlines. A 
bachelor’s degree or higher in biological studies, natural resources, 
wildlife management, wildlife biology or equivalent degree is required. 
Desired Qualifications—A graduate degree in a wildlife-related field, as 
well as previous professional experience in environmental consulting are 
desired. It is also desired that candidate(s) possess previous project 
management experience, including previous marketing, budgeting, and 
proposal writing experience, professional scientific experience, and a 
track record of maintaining positive relationships with clients or 
stakeholders. Avian and/or bat ecology are the primary areas of 
technical expertise sought, but experience in wetland delineation, plant 
identification, or other areas of ecology potentially of interest to 
commercial clients is beneficial.   Compensation—The salary for the 
position(s) is highly competitive and is dependent on experience. WEST 
will also provide retirement, paid vacation and holidays, and health 
insurance  To apply: visit the career section of our web site at: 
www.west-inc.com and follow the posted instructions for application 
submission. EMAIL APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Applications which 
do not include the following three elements may not be considered. To 
apply for this position follow the instructions below: Include in ONE 
(not separate attachments) .doc or .pdf file the following: (System 
allows only for ONE attachment so resume, cover letter, and references 
must be incorporated into ONE file) 1. Cover letter stating why you are 
the best candidate for this position 2. Current Resume 3. Three 
references with phone numbers and email addresses Number of Openings: 1-2.

ASSOCIATE ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER (NATURAL SCIENCES)  at Caltrans 
(California Department of Transportation).  Website: 
http://jobs.spb.ca.gov/spb1/vpos1/vadmin_moreinfo.cfm?recno=644949 
Location: Oakland, CA.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent. 
Application Deadline: 23 Nov 2015.  Job Description: Caltrans 
(California Department of Transportation) Date Posted: 11/04/2015 Final 
Filing Date: 11/23/2015 Title: Associate Environmental Planner (Natural 
Sciences) Location, Oakland, CA Salary: $4,829.00 - $6,048.00 Timebase: 
Full Time, Permanent Position Number: 904 - 138 - 4680 Job Link: 
http://jobs.spb.ca.gov/spb1/vpos1/vadmin_moreinfo.cfm?recno=644949 Will 
also consider hiring: Associate Environmental Planner $4,829.00 - 
$6,048.00 Environmental Planner (Natural Sciences) $3,247.00 - $3,689.00 
Job Description & Additional Information: Under the general supervision 
of a Senior Environmental Planner, the Environmental Planner 
(NS)/Associate Environmental Planner (NS)/AEP plans and carries out 
biological resource studies and the Associate level often works on the 
most difficult and complex environmental resource studies. The incumbent 
will gather, research, and analyze environmental data for preparation, 
review, and processing of technical documents considering the impacts of 
transportation projects as mandated by Federal and State laws, 
regulations, policies and procedures. The incumbent will apply for and 
obtain permits for projects that occur in jurisdictions under the 
regulatory authority of federal, state and local resource agencies and 
develop mitigation for impacts to resources. Applications will be 
reviewed, screened for eligibility and interviews held. Interviews will 
be held until the position is filled. Rank and File.  Qualifications: 
Must fill out State of California Application: 
https://jobs.ca.gov/profile/stateapplication Must pass examination for 
positions: Title: Associate Environmental Planner (Natural Sciences) 
Exam ID: 2TR83 Exam Link: https://jobs.ca.gov/ Title: Associate 
Environmental Planner Exam ID: 2PB03 Exam Link: https://jobs.ca.gov/ 
Title: Environmental Planner (Natural Sciences) Exam ID: 5PB31 Exam 
Link: https://jobs.ca.gov/ Classification Information: AEP (Natural 
Sciences): To view the position's Duty Statement: 

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/jobs/Duty_Statements/aep%28ns%29_904_138_biosciences_110915.pdf 

To view the Class Specification: 

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/jobs/Duty_Statements/associate_environmental_planner_%28natural_sciences%29.pdf 

AEP (General): To view the position's Duty Statement: 

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/jobs/Duty_Statements/aep_904_138_environmental_110915.pdf 

To view the Class Specification: 

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/jobs/Duty_Statements/associate_environmental_planner_%28natural_sciences%29.pdf 

EP (Natural Sciences): To view the position's Duty Statement: 

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/jobs/Duty_Statements/ep%28ns%29_904_138_environ_110915.pdf 

To view the Class Specification: 

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/jobs/Duty_Statements/environmental_planner_%28natural_sciences%29.pdf 

Compensation: $4,829.00 - $6,048.00.  To Apply: Contact Person: Name: 
FRANCES MALAMUD-ROAM (PH:: 510-286-5376 EM: Frances.malamud-roam AT 
dot.ca.gov) Address: Office of Biological Sciences and Permits, MS 8E 
111 Grand Avenue Oakland, CA 94612. Number of Openings: 3.

FIELD ASSISTANT - BIRD COMMUNITY MONITORING  at Stanford University.  
Location: Santa Cruz/Monterey counties, California, USA.  Duration: 4 
months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Application Deadline: 15 Dec 2015.  Job 
Description: Description: We are looking for field assistants to help 
monitor bird community feeding behavior and interactions in several 
habitat types on the central coast of California for a study on the 
effects of land-use change on resource availability and species 
interactions. The study is based in natural and agricultural habitats in 
Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties. Duties include mist-netting birds, 
color banding birds, behavioral observations, and data proofing. Work 
weeks will be Monday through Friday, but if we have several assistants, 
it is possible to have a less frequent schedule (only if desired). Days 
will start before dawn to set up nets, and field work will continue 
until mid-day. Duration: beginning of May - beginning of September 2016 
(start and end dates may be flexible)   Qualifications: Must be very 
experienced with mist-netting and bird banding Enthusiasm, flexibility, 
a strong work ethic and the ability to work independently are a must. 
Volunteer should be an early riser and able to work in a variety of 
conditions.  Compensation: volunteer. To apply: For more information 
contact BETH MORRISON (EM: bethmlm AT stanford.edu). To apply please 
email a short letter outlining previous experience, a resume including 
names and contact information for 3 referees that are familiar with you 
mist-netting and banding experience.  Number of Openings: 1-3.


Subject: Birdjobs -- October 26, 2015
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2015 23:18:13 -0400
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HUDSONIAN GODWIT FIELD RESEARCH TECHNICIANS-- Cornell Lab of Ornithology 
Web address: http://rosejswift.weebly.com Location: South-central, AK. 
Duration: 3 months. Job type: Seasonal.   Job description: Volunteer 
field assistants for ongoing study of the breeding ecology of Hudsonian 
Godwits in Beluga, Alaska. Duties include searching for and monitoring 
nests, surveying potential nest predators, collecting invertebrate and 
habitat data, radio-telemetry, and data entry.  Qualifications: 
Applicants with experience and/or skills in resighting color-banded 
birds, radio-telemetry, and behavioral observations are preferred but 
not required. Additional qualifications include passion for field work, 
strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, and an ability to 
work outdoors in all weather conditions and in remote bear country. 
Applicants must be enthusiastic, in excellent physical condition and 
willing to bike 10-12 miles each day to get to the field site and then 
hike 5-10 miles through a bog in hip boots. Ability to work both 
independently and as part of a team for long hours in, sometimes, 
difficult field conditions is a must. For more information see my 
website: http://rosejswift.weebly.com/opportunities.html   Compensation: 
Positions include flights to and from the field site, housing, and food. 
The experience is designed to be one of total immersion six days per 
week, and provides the necessary training needed for those interested in 
applying to graduate school. Positions start in late April and end mid- 
to late-July.  Positions: 3-4.  Application Instructions: Please send a 
cover letter, resume and at least three references (with contact 
information) by email with the subject line “HUGO Field Assistant” to 
ROSE SWIFT (EM: rjs484 AT cornell.edu). Please send application 
materials as a SINGLE DOCUMENT. Application review will begin 
immediately and will continue until all positions are filled.  
Application deadline: 12/20/15

FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Oregon State University.  Location: Multiple study 
areas in OR and WA.  Duration: 5-6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2015.  Job Description: The Department of 
Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University invites applications 
for field technicians to conduct surveys for northern spotted owls to 
obtain occupancy, reproductive, and survival/demographic data as part of 
a long-term spotted owl monitoring program. These are full time, fixed 
term, seasonal position hired through BlueSun, Inc., with starting dates 
of 15 February - 1 April, 2016 (depending on study area) and an ending 
date of 31 August, 2016. This job requires driving OSU, GSA, and/or 
rental vehicles on primitive forest roads and navigating difficult 
terrain on foot to access owl sites and locate owls during both day and 
night. Employee must be able to work under the supervision of a crew 
leader, but conduct data collection independently in an isolated 
environment following an established protocol to determine nest and 
reproductive status of owls in the field. Orienteering skills using of 
topographic maps, compass, and handheld GPS units are essential. The 
work is physically strenuous and involves working and hiking in rain, 
snow, heat, and on steep, brushy slopes. The employee must work as a 
team member and may be required to live and work in close quarters and 
in isolated settings for extended periods of time. Job Duties: Conduct 
surveys for northern spotted owls. Confirm owl presence and identity by 
auditory detections and visual observation of color bands. Maintain 
accurate field notes, care for field equipment and government vehicles. 
Capture and band owls. Work with vegetation maps and aerial photographs. 
Determine vegetation characteristics and physiography of owl roost and 
nest locations. Collect owl pellets. Identify other owl species common 
to the study areas. Work closely with personnel of the U.S. Forest 
Service, BLM, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, 
Oregon Dept. of Forestry, private landowners and other agencies. Perform 
office work including data entry, mapping owl locations, maintaining 
field notes, and coordinating work with crewmates. Complete all required 
in-person and online training. Other duties as assigned. The employee 
should be comfortable performing these duties alone and at night well 
after dark. All of these duties must be performed with a high degree of 
quality, uniformity, and timeliness. This is a full time appointment 
which requires 40 hours per week. The employee will work varying time 
schedules throughout the season, with work being done during the day, 
night, and/or early morning.  Qualifications: Previous field experience 
should include orienteering skills including the use of maps, compass, 
and handheld GPS units. Good night and color vision and average or above 
hearing. Above average physical fitness, willingness to work required 
hours. Ability to operate a 4 wheel drive vehicle with automatic or 
manual transmission. Familiarity/experience working with spotted owls 
(observing, capturing, and banding/marking techniques). Strong attention 
to detail. Ability to conduct work independently or as part of a team as 
the situation demands. Ability to work in adverse weather conditions. 
Ability to work collaboratively as part of an ecological research team. 
Interest in owl or general avian life history, demographics and habitat 
use. Be able to pass a Federal background investigation (depending on 
study area). Preference will be given to applicants with a Bachelor's 
degree in Wildlife or a closely related field or a Bachelor’s degree in 
an unrelated field combined with 2 or more years of field experience 
working with birds.  Compensation: $15.00/hr. (hourly wage includes the 
cost of purchasing health insurance through HealthCare.gov).  To Apply: 
Please note there are 5 study areas. The applicants must indicate two 
study area preferences in their letter of interest. a) H. J. Andrews 
Experimental Forest and vicinity in the central Oregon Cascades. b) 
Rogue River-Siskiyou and Fremont-Winema National Forests in the southern 
Oregon Cascades. c) Roseburg BLM, and Coos Bay BLM lands in western 
Oregon. d) Siuslaw National Forest, Eugene BLM, and Salem BLM lands in 
western Oregon. e) Olympic National Forest in northwestern Washington. 
If interested, please send a letter of interest that includes your study 
area preferences, a resume that includes names, phone numbers and email 
address of at least 3 references, and unofficial college transcripts as 
email attachments to STEVE ACKERS (EM: ackerss AT onid.orst.edu) by 1 
December 2015. These positions will be filled as suitable candidates are 
found.

GORDON W. GULLION ENDOWED CHAIR IN FOREST WILDLIFE RESEARCH AND 
EDUCATION  at University of Minnesota.  Website: http://www.umn.edu 
Location: St. Paul, MN, USA.  Job Type: Professor.  Application 
Deadline: 3 Dec 2015.  Job Description: The University of Minnesota’s 
Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology invites 
applications for a tenure-track position (50% research/50% teaching) in 
forest wildlife. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an 
internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program with a 
primary focus on ecology and management of forest wildlife. Research 
should be relevant to emerging issues (e.g. climate change; land use and 
land cover changes; emerging diseases), and it should focus on projects 
that preserve the quality of the natural environment, protect 
biodiversity, and allow for the sustainable use of natural resources. 
Also essential are the interest in and ability to provide leadership in 
addressing the needs of stakeholders, including landowners, government 
agencies, and land managers. We are especially interested in applicants 
who will add to the Department’s current strengths and will collaborate 
on interdisciplinary research initiatives. The successful candidate will 
document evidence of teaching excellence, and will be expected to teach 
two courses every year. The faculty member is also expected to advise 
graduate and undergraduate students, and participate in faculty 
governance. The University of Minnesota is committed to diversity and 
cultural inclusiveness and women and underrepresented groups are 
strongly encouraged to apply. Academic Rank Appointment will be at the 
rank of associate professor with tenure or assistant professor, 
depending on previous experience. While the position is tenure-track, 
occupancy of the endowed chair is a renewable seven-year appointment 
with review conducted in the sixth year. The review will evaluate the 
appointee’s performance in meeting the responsibilities of the chair as 
defined above and as mutually refined over the term of the appointment.  
Qualifications: Essential Qualifications Ph.D. in the biological 
sciences Demonstrated research emphasis in forest wildlife Evidence of 
excellence in teaching Creativity, quality, and productivity in research 
Potential to maintain an active, extramurally-funded research program 
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing Preferred 
Academic Preparation and Experience Post-doctoral or faculty experience 
Experience interacting successfully with stakeholders Demonstrated 
leadership in forest wildlife ecology or management Collegiate teaching 
experience  Compensation: Salary/Benefits Salary is competitive and 
commensurate with experience and qualifications. Two months of summer 
salary will be provided for the first two years; subsequently, summer 
salary may be supplemented by research and/or educational grants up to 
2.75 months. Benefits include employee health, dental, and faculty 
life/disability insurance, social security, faculty retirement and 
opportunities for professional development, including sabbatical and 
semester leave opportunities. Benefits are described at 
http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/benefits/index.html.  Apply at 
http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ and search for Job # 305598. Attach 
cover letter, CV, teaching statement (maximum 3 pages), research 
statement (maximum 3 pages), and the names and contact information for 
three people who are willing to write letters of reference.

WATERBIRD RESEARCH TECHNICIANS  at U.S. Geological Survey. Location: 
Fremont, California.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2015.  Job Description: The USGS is seeking 
Waterbird Research Technicians (equivalent to GS-5) for studies on 
nesting shorebirds and terns in San Francisco Bay from April 1 through 
July 30, 2016 with possibility of extension. Exact start and end dates 
are negotiable and will be dependent on funding and successful 
completion of work. Field work will include waterbird surveys, locating 
and monitoring nests; evaluating nest success; handling and measuring 
chicks; maintaining field equipment; sample processing; egg dissection; 
data entry; and collecting other ecological data as directed by 
supervisor.  Qualifications: Experience with nest monitoring, egg 
candling or floating, capturing and handling waterbirds, and bleeding 
birds is preferred. Nest monitoring involves hiking through marshes for 
much of the day and lifting heavy boats and motors from vehicles into 
ponds on a daily basis. Experience with the operation of 4WD vehicles 
and boats, computer systems and file management, field and laboratory 
methods, and techniques for conducting research on wildlife populations 
is desirable. Incumbents must be comfortable working in small boats and 
in heavy, urban traffic conditions. Incumbents will be expected to enter 
data into spreadsheets and databases, compile and organize field data, 
as well as prepare tabular data, graphs, charts, and reports under the 
direction of the supervisor. Position will require incumbent to work 
independently and as a team member to execute office, field, and lab 
research. We are seeking enthusiastic and organized people with a strong 
work ethic. Must be willing to work some long hours, including early 
morning, evening, or nighttime hours and some weekends as needed. 
Housing is not provided. Incumbent will work at the Don Edwards San 
Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge near Fremont, California.  
Compensation: Equivalent to GS-5.  To Apply: If interested send cover 
letter, resume, and contact information of 3 references VIA EMAIL to: 
Dr. ALEX HARTMAN (EM: chartman AT usgs.gov) ASAP. Write “Waterbird 
Research Technician” in the subject line. THIS IS A PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT 
ONLY; PLEASE CONTACT US FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE REQUIRED 
APPLICATION PROCESS. The USGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, fitness, and 
qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, 
marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, 
sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factors. This agency provides 
reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  Number of 
Openings: 2.

DUCK RESEARCH TECHNICIANS  at U.S. Geological Survey.  Location: Suisun 
City, California.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 1 Dec 2015.  Job Description: The USGS is seeking Duck 
Research Technicians at the GS-5 and GS-6 levels for studies on upland 
nesting dabbling ducks (mainly mallard and gadwall) in Suisun Marsh, 
California from March 15 to July 31, 2016 with possibility of extension. 
Exact start and end dates are negotiable and will be dependent on 
funding and successful completion of work. Positions at the GS-6 level 
will coordinate field activities, oversee technicians, process 
biological samples in the lab, enter and manage data, and manage 
equipment. Duties will involve nest searching, nest monitoring, 
evaluating nest success, duck capture and banding, radio-transmitter 
attachment, handling and measuring ducklings, predator surveys, 
vegetation surveys, and collecting other ecological data as directed by 
supervisor. Qualifications: Applicants with past experience with nest 
monitoring, egg candling or floating, duck identification, and capturing 
and handling ducks, and a strong interest in waterfowl and/or wetland 
habitats are preferred. Nest monitoring involves extensive use of 
all-terrain vehicles, and candidates should be comfortable operating 
ATVs and 4WD vehicles. Incumbents will be expected to enter data into 
spreadsheets, compile and organize field data, as well as prepare 
tabular data, graphs, charts, and reports under the direction of the 
supervisor. All positions will require incumbent to work independently 
and as a team member to execute field research. We are seeking 
enthusiastic, organized, and versatile people with strong science and 
work ethics and a desire to gain experience with ducks. Positions are 
not advisable for those suffering from grass allergies. Must be willing 
to work some long hours, including early morning, evening, or nighttime 
hours and some weekends as needed. Housing is not provided. Incumbent 
will work at the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area in the Suisun Marsh near 
Fairfield and Suisun City, California.  Compensation: Equivalent to 
GS-5/6. To Apply: If interested send cover letter, resume, and contact 
information of 3 references VIA EMAIL to: Dr. ALEX HARTMAN (EM: chartman 
AT usgs.gov) ASAP. Write “Duck Research Technician” in the subject line. 
THIS IS A PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT ONLY; PLEASE CONTACT US FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION ON THE REQUIRED APPLICATION PROCESS. The USGS is an Equal 
Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be based solely 
on merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, 
color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying 
handicap conditions, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factors. 
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with 
disabilities.  Number of Openings: 4.

AVIAN CREW INTERN (1-2)  at Colorado State University.  Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/CSUbirdcrew  Location: Saipan, Northern Mariana 
Islands.  Duration: 7-8 months.  Job Type: Temporary. Application 
Deadline: 13 Nov 2015.  Job Description: This position is part of a 
larger collaborative project between J. Savidge (Colorado State 
University), H. Rogers (Iowa State University) and J. Tewksbury (WWF 
International, University of Washington) aimed at restoring ecosystem 
function (specifically seed dispersal) to Guam’s forests. Virtually all 
native seed dispersers have been extirpated from Guam, largely due to 
predation by the invasive Brown Treesnake. We aim to determine the 
impact of seed disperser loss and the potential for different dispersers 
to restore function to Guam’s forests. The positions will be based in 
Saipan, 120 miles north of Guam, and will support research on diets and 
habitat use of 4 native avian frugivores (White-throated Ground-Dove, 
Mariana Fruit-Dove, Bridled White-eye, and Micronesian Starling). These 
species are extirpated or nearly extirpated from Guam but still common 
on Saipan. The avian crew intern will track radio-tagged birds, operate 
mist-nets, collect fecal samples from netted birds and identify seeds in 
the samples, help in trail maintenance and enter data collected. On 
occasion, the intern may be needed to help with other aspects of the 
larger project. For more information visit: 
http://www.evanrehm.weebly.com, Facebook at Marianas Avian Research at 
CSU http://www.facebook.com/CSUbirdcrew, or 
http://ecologyofbirdloss.blogspot.com/.  Qualifications: We seek 
exceptionally motivated applicants with strong interest in avian ecology 
and conservation. The intern will be supervised by a project postdoc and 
avian crew leader. A B.S. degree or higher in a related field is 
desired, although experienced undergraduates that can take an extended 
leave from studies will be considered for the intern position. The 
ability to work as a team and independently is required. We are seeking 
applicants with previous experience in field research and a willingness 
to learn new techniques. Experience with radiotelemetry and mist-netting 
is preferred but not required. Applicants must have a valid driver’s 
license and be eligible to work in the U.S. Experience with GPS and 
orienteering is highly desirable. Applicants should be comfortable 
working long hours in high temperatures and humidity, be willing to have 
a flexible schedule (night tracking to identify roosting locations and 
early morning netting, any day of the week including weekends), and be 
willing to tolerate at times tedious work (sorting fecal samples for 
seeds). This position is extremely physically demanding so Individuals 
should be physically fit and able to walk over rough limestone terrain 
carrying awkward loads (telemetry and netting equipment). The intern 
must also demonstrate the ability to live in a large field house with up 
to 9-10 additional researchers. In return, you will experience living 
and working on a beautiful Pacific island and being part of an exciting 
conservation effort. Compensation: Intern ($800/mo). A round-trip ticket 
from the candidate’s current place of residence to Saipan, shared 
housing, and access to transportation (shared vehicle) will be 
provided.   To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for 3 references to Dr. EVAN REHM, (EM: emrehm AT 
colostate.edu). The cover letter should highlight your previous relevant 
experience, your dates of availability, and an explanation why you would 
be a good fit for this position. The subject line of your email should 
say “Avian Crew intern YOUR NAME”. These materials should be in a single 
pdf document. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 
Applications should be submitted by 13 November 2015.  Number of 
Openings: 1-2.

AVIAN CREW LEADER  at Colorado State University.  Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/CSUbirdcrew  Location: Saipan, Northern Mariana 
Islands.  Duration: 7-8 months.  Job Type: Temporary. Application 
Deadline: 13 Nov 2015.  Job Description: This position is part of a 
larger collaborative project between J. Savidge (Colorado State 
University), H. Rogers (Iowa State University) and J. Tewksbury (WWF 
International, University of Washington) aimed at restoring ecosystem 
function (specifically seed dispersal) to Guam’s forests. Virtually all 
native seed dispersers have been extirpated from Guam, largely due to 
predation by the invasive Brown Treesnake. We aim to determine the 
impact of seed disperser loss and the potential for different dispersers 
to restore function to Guam’s forests. The position will be based in 
Saipan, 120 miles north of Guam, and will support research on diets and 
habitat use of 4 native avian frugivores (White-throated Ground-Dove, 
Mariana Fruit-Dove, Bridled White-eye, and Micronesian Starling). These 
species are extirpated or nearly extirpated from Guam but still common 
on Saipan. The avian crew leader will track radio-collared birds, 
operate mist-nets, collect fecal samples from netted birds and identify 
seeds in the samples, help in trail maintenance and enter data 
collected. The crew leader will directly supervise an Avian Field 
Technician and Interns. The crew leader will also work with colleagues 
from a sister project focusing on vegetation aspects to oversea 
logistical issues of the project such as housing, vehicle maintenance 
and project coordination. On occasion, the crew leader may be needed to 
help with other aspects of the larger project. In addition to field 
work, the crew leader, in collaboration with a postdoc stationed on 
Saipan, will help: i) schedule tasks for crew members to meet monthly 
goals; ii) train new crew members; iii) communicate regularly with the 
postdoc; and iv) help manage project data including data quality. For 
more information visit: http://www.evanrehm.weebly.com, Facebook at 
Marianas Avian Research at CSU http://www.facebook.com/CSUbirdcrew, or 
http://ecologyofbirdloss.blogspot.com/.  Qualifications: We seek 
exceptionally motivated applicants with strong interest in avian ecology 
and conservation. We seek applicants with extensive wildlife field 
research experience, prior supervisory experience or demonstrated 
potential, and strong organizational skills including attention to 
detail. The crew leader will be a member of the field team. Applicants 
must have experience in radiotelemetry, mist-netting and banding birds. 
Previous experience in tropical island ecosystems is desirable. The crew 
leader will be supervised by a project postdoc that will participate in 
field aspects as needed. A B.S. degree or higher in a related field is 
required. The ability to work as a team and independently is required. 
We are seeking applicants with previous experience in field research and 
a willingness to learn new techniques. Applicants must have a valid 
driver’s license and be eligible to work in the U.S. Experience with GPS 
and orienteering is highly desirable. Applicants should be comfortable 
working long hours in high temperatures and humidity, be willing to have 
a flexible schedule (night tracking to identify roosting locations and 
early morning netting, any day of the week including weekends), and be 
willing to tolerate at times tedious work (sorting fecal samples for 
seeds). This position is extremely physically demanding so individuals 
should be physically fit and able to walk over rough limestone terrain 
carrying awkward loads (telemetry and netting equipment). The crew 
leader must also demonstrate the ability to live in a large field house 
with up to 9-10 additional researchers. In return, you will experience 
living and working on a beautiful Pacific island and being part of an 
exciting conservation effort!  Compensation: Crew leader ($13.50/hr) A 
round-trip ticket from the candidate’s current place of residence to 
Saipan, shared housing, and access to transportation (shared vehicle) 
will be provided.  To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for 3 references to Dr. EVAN REHM, (EM: emrehm AT 
colostate.edu). The cover letter should highlight your previous relevant 
experience, your dates of availability, and an explanation why you would 
be a good fit for this position. The subject line of your email should 
say “Avian Crew intern YOUR NAME”. These materials should be in a single 
pdf document. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 
Applications should be submitted by 13 November 2015.

WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST  at Wayne County Airport Authority.  Website: 
metroairport.com  Location: Detroit Metro & Willow Run Airports.  
Duration: Full time, open.  Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 
11 Nov 2015.  Job Description: The Wildlife Biologist implements various 
day-to-day activities associated with CFR Part 139.337 Wildlife Hazard 
Management at Detroit Metro (DTW) and Willow Run (YIP) Airports. The 
Wildlife Biologist is responsible for carrying out and/or enforcing the 
tasks/duties/requirements as prescribed by the Wildlife Hazard 
Management Plan.  Qualifications: The Wayne County Airport Authority is 
seeking an individual to fill the position of Wildlife Biologist who 
meets the following qualifications: 1. Bachelor’s degree in Biological 
Sciences that includes: a. At least nine (9) semester hours in such 
wildlife subjects as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, and 
wildlife management or research courses in the field of wildlife 
biology; AND b. At least twelve (12) semester hours in zoology in such 
subjects as general zoology, invertebrate zoology, vertebrate zoology, 
comparative anatomy, physiology, genetics, ecology, cellular biology, 
parasitology, and entomology, or research courses in these subjects 
(excess courses in wildlife biology may be used to meet the zoology 
requirements where appropriate); AND c. At least nine (9) semester hours 
in botany or the related plant sciences; OR 2. A combination of 
education and experience equivalent to a major in biological science 
(i.e., at least 30 semester hours), with at least nine (9) semester 
hours in wildlife subjects, twelve (12) semesters in zoology, and nine 
(9) semester hours in botany or related plant science, as described 
above in 1. A., b., and c., plus appropriate experience or additional 
education; AND 3. One (1) year of experience monitoring and coordinating 
wildlife activities. Applicants must provide proof of required degree 
and course work at time of application.  Compensation: Salary $55,048 
annually, plus benefit package. This position is represented by a 
collective bargaining unit.  To Apply: For further information & to 
submit an application go to: http://www.wcaa.us/Employment.aspx

MSC ASSISTANTSHIP ON LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE ECOLOGY IN SOUTH CAROLINA  at 
Clemson University.  Location: South Carolina.  Duration: 2 years. Job 
Type: Student.  Application Deadline: 5 Nov 2015.  Job Description: We 
are seeking an ambitious MSc student to undertake a research project 
focused on the distribution and population ecology of Loggerhead shrikes 
in South Carolina. The student will be based out of Clemson University 
(co-advised by Dr. Patrick Jodice and Dr. David Jachowski), and work in 
close collaboration with the South Carolina Department of Natural 
Resources. The student will be responsible for conducting and overseeing 
field surveys for Loggerhead shrikes. The research will focus on 
examining the biotic and abiotic factors influencing Loggerhead shrike 
distribution in South Carolina, as well as basic ecological 
investigations into the species habitat associations and demography. 
Field work will involve extensive travel throughout the state, sometimes 
in remote locations. The student will need to think independently and 
show good judgment. The student will be expected to interact with state 
and federal agency personnel, as well as volunteers, in monitoring for 
the target species in the field.  Qualifications: Preference will be 
given to applicants with (1) a BSc degree in wildlife biology, ecology, 
zoology or related discipline, (2) strong record of academic excellence, 
(3) previous experience in avian field identification and survey 
methodology (point counts, banding, etc.), (4) knowledge of basic 
statistical and GIS skills, and (6) strong written and oral 
communication skills.  Compensation: A 2 year graduate assistantship 
will be provided, which includes an annual stipend and a tuition waiver. 
The candidate will be expected to start January 2016.  To apply, please 
send a single pdf containing (1) a cover letter outlining your 
interests, experience, and contact information, (2) a resume or CV, (3) 
GRE scores, (4) undergraduate transcripts, and (5) contact information 
for 3 references to Dr. DAVID JACHOWSKI (EM: djachow AT clemson.edu). 
The deadline for applications in November 5, 2015.

ECOLOGICAL FIELD TECHNICIAN (AVIAN)  at Illinois Natural History 
Survey.  Website: http://www.inhs.illinois.edu  Location: Illinois. 
Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 5 Nov 
2015.  Job Description: Job Description: The Illinois Natural History 
Survey at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign seeks one 
full-time technician to assist with avian field research in northern 
Illinois. This project is funded by the Illinois State Toll Highway 
Authority to survey the diverse avifauna that uses suburban parks near 
existing tollways, in addition to construction sites of future tollways, 
with a particular focus on state and federally endangered species using 
these areas. This is an exciting opportunity for a bird enthusiast to 
experience both fall and spring migrations in impressive county-park 
systems harboring a wonderful diversity of birds, and to participate in 
demographic studies of threatened and endangered species. Duties: The 
technician will help conduct multiple surveys from ~14 March – 30 Sep, 
2016 (dates flexible). There are three study sites, one near Rockford, 
another just west of North Chicago, and another 15 mi west of Chicago. 
The field biologist will be based in the Urbana/Champaign area and 
travel to the sites during the week in a university vehicle. Housing is 
not provided in Champaign, but when conducting research at field sites 
housing will be provided in hotels, along with a per diem. Work 
performed will include intensive searches for threatened and endangered 
bird species, VCP counts, presence/absence surveys, passive songbird 
banding during migration periods, targeted banding of potentially a 
variety of threatened and endangered species during the breeding season, 
color-band resighting, radio-tracking, and nest searching and 
monitoring. Species most likely to be targeted for demographic studies 
include Cerulean Warbler, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Black-billed Cuckoo, 
Common Gallinule, and possibly Yellow-crowned and Black-crowned Night 
Herons. Additionally, on rare occasions the technician may be asked to 
help with other research on herpetofauna, mussels, fishes, small 
mammals, and bats; and, previous experience in these areas will be 
helpful.  Qualifications: Primary qualifications: • B.Sc. in Biology, or 
related field is required • A moderate level of banding experience is 
required (at least 400 songbirds) because the technician will need to be 
comfortable with extracting and banding unsupervised while field partner 
is doing net-runs or banding. • Some familiarity with the identification 
of eastern birds is necessary • The field biologist must be comfortable 
with working alone in parks of Chicago suburbs (these are natural areas… 
not city parks covered by groomed lawns) Secondary qualifications: • 
Previous experience conducting VCP counts • Extensive experience with 
auditory and visual identification of eastern birds • Previous 
experience with forest bird and/or wading bird nest-searching • Previous 
experience with color band resighting and/or radio tracking • Extensive 
experience with banding passerines and/or waterfowl, and experience with 
auxiliary marker application (e.g., color bands, radio-transmitters) • 
U.S. Driver License • Experience with navigation using GPS, compass, and 
map and basic experience with various GPS and GIS software  
Compensation: $10.00 - $12.00/hr (commensurate with experience) plus 
housing and per diem while traveling  To Apply: Available: Start date – 
14 March 2016, end date – 30 September 2016 Application: For full 
consideration, applications should be received by 10/31/2015. Electronic 
applications required. To apply, please email cover letter, curriculum 
vitae or resume, 3 professional references, and unofficial transcripts 
to: (EM: hroffice AT inhs.illinois.edu) – (Reference “Hammond Avifauna” 
in subject line). For HR questions, please contact ERICA HANSON, HR 
Associate,(EM: elhanson AT illinois.edu). For questions specifically 
regarding duties or other aspects of the position, please contact RUBY 
HAMMOND (EM: rubyh AT illinois.edu. PH: 217-265-6277) Illinois is an 
equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive 
consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, 
national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status 
as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a  
disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, 
experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. 
(http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

AVIAN BIOLOGIST  at National Park Service, Denali National Park. 
Website: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/417606900 Location: 
Denali National Park, AK.  Duration: 6-9 month Term up to 4 years.  Job 
Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 30 Oct 2015. Job Description: 
This position is located in Denali National Park and Preserve (DENA). 
The purpose of the position is to perform a wide variety of complex 
biological science technical support functions for the Avian Ecology 
Program at DENA. The biologist is responsible for the development and 
implementation of resources programs dealing with the management and 
protection of bird communities and their habitats. The incumbent will 
serve as the field lead for passerine monitoring, youth mentorship and 
avian inventory program work. The position will have crew leadership, 
fieldwork, data analysis and reporting responsibilities. Duties will 
include collecting data in remote field settings, capturing and handling 
songbirds, conducting point counts, and leading seasonal field crews. 
The incumbent will be required to work independently and have a number 
of specific skills including identifying Alaskan songbirds by sound and 
capturing and handling songbirds. Qualifications: To qualify, you must 
meet the requirements: a degree in biological sciences OR an equivalent 
combination of education and experience. In addition to the basic 
education requirements, you must meet the specialized experience to 
qualify for the GS-09 grade level of this position. Specialized 
experience includes one full year of work equivalent to the GS-07 grade 
level in the Federal service that equipped me with the particular 
knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to sucessfully perform the 
duties of this position. Examples of specialized experience includes 
conducting field surveys in remote locations to document and assess 
animal presence, abundance, reproduction, and population dynamics using 
established protocols and standard scientific equipment; following 
established protocols; and managing and summarizing data using computer 
software. Refer to the job announcement at 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/417606900 for complete 
details about required qualifications.  Compensation: GS-09; $27.15 to 
$35.29 / Per Hour.  To Apply: Apply online at USAJOBS – 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/417606900

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGIST  at Corvus Ecological Consulting LLC. Website: 
http://www.corvusecological.com  Location: Barstow area, California.  
Duration: 6 months with possibility of extension.  Job Type: Temporary.  
Application Deadline: 29 Oct 2015.  Job Description: Corvus Ecological 
Consulting LLC seeks a full-time avian biologist to perform point count 
surveys 7 days/week in the Barstow, California area. Applicant must 
demonstrate proficiency in identifying Mohave Desert resident species as 
well as migratory shore birds by both site and sound. Applicant must be 
able to work independently under harsh desert conditions. Initial 
duration will be 6 months with the possibility of extension. Preferred 
start date November 1, 2015.  Qualifications: Bachelors degree in 
biology, wildlife science or related field. Minimum of 2 years 
experience performing avian point count or line transect surveys in the 
Mohave Desert. Experience with Microsoft Access and mobile data 
collection platforms preferred. Experience with Microsoft Access and 
mobile data collection platforms preferred. Must have valid driver's 
license and clean driving record.  Compensation: Dependent on 
experience. Feel free to submit pay requirements with your cover 
letter.  To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter, and list of 
references to (EM:  jobs AT corvusecological.com). No phone calls please.

PHD ASSISTANTSHIP IN LESSER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN ECOLOGY  at New Mexico State 
University.  Website: http://web.nmsu.edu/~carleton/ Location: Las 
Cruces, New Mexico.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Student.  Application 
Deadline: 30 Nov 2015.  Job Description: One PhD Graduate Assistantship 
will be available starting January 2016 to work on the response of 
Lesser Prairie-chickens to prescribed fire and woody shrub removal in 
eastern New Mexico. This project will be a continuation of a recently 
completed study investigating survival, resource selection, and space us 
at the same study site and will result in a continuous six year data 
set. The PhD candidate will be expected to design and develop additional 
research questions associated with this project. The successful 
applicant will be supported for four years on a graduate assistantship, 
but will be encouraged to accept semester long teaching assistantships, 
as they become available, outside of field seasons for additional 
professional experience. The most qualified applicants will have 
wildlife related field experience, including but not limited to, 
telemetry, working independently at remote field sites, supervising 
technicians, and demonstrated skills in data organization, data 
analysis, and publishing research results. Experience with resource 
selection, survival, and spatial modeling are not required but are 
strongly preferred. Duties will include managing a field crew, trapping, 
banding, attaching VHF and satellite transmitters, tracking birds, 
vegetation sampling, assisting with the preparation of reports and 
publications, and presentations for scientific audiences. The successful 
applicant must be willing to work, sometimes long hours, under variable 
climatic conditions and be comfortable living at remote locations for 
one to two week periods. Qualifications: Applicants must have a MSc in 
Wildlife, Biology, Conservation Biology or related field by December 
2015 with a graduate GPA of 3.5 or higher. Direct experience with field 
studies that involved trapping, tracking, and handling of birds is 
highly desirable.  Compensation: $23,300.  To Apply: Interested 
applicants should send a cover letter, CV/Resume, unofficial 
undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and GRE scores (preferably as 
one pdf document) to Dr. SCOTT CARLETON in the New Mexico Cooperative 
Fish & Wildlife Research Unit at New Mexico State University (EM: 
carleton AT nmsu.edu) or as a last resort to NMSU, MSC 4901, Las Cruces, 
NM 88003). If you are selected as a finalist for the position, you will 
be asked to provide three letters of reference.

VICE PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  at National Audubon Society. 
Website: http://www.audubon.org/  Location: Phoenix, AZ.  Duration: 
Open  Job Description: Audubon seeks a dynamic Executive Director to 
build on Audubon Arizona’s rich history and expand its contributions to 
conservation in Arizona and the Central Flyway, leading the organization 
to its next level of programmatic and financial success. This is a 
high-profile, pivotal opportunity for a conservation professional to be 
an environmental entrepreneur in representing one of Audubon’s oldest 
state programs. The Executive Director will be the chief executive 
officer for Audubon Arizona and will exercise broad leadership and 
management responsibility in developing statewide conservation policy, 
initiatives, and public programming. Additionally, the Executive 
Director will head up the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center, 
a community nature center in Phoenix that welcomes thousands of 
schoolchildren and visitors annually, and will supervise the staff 
responsible for planning, operating, and managing the day-to-day 
operations, as well as the implementation of the long-term natural, 
cultural, and historic reserves, habitat, and public outreach goals at 
the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center. The Executive Director 
will oversee Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch, an ecological field 
station dedicated to the preservation and study of southwestern 
grassland ecosystems. The Research Ranch has become a nationally known 
center for environmental education and research; partnering with several 
universities, the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management and 
numerous other organizations. With an annual budget just over $1 million 
and a staff of twelve, Audubon Arizona works with a network of nine 
affiliated local Audubon Chapters and over 26,000 grassroots members, 
plus various conservation organizations, government agencies, and other 
public and private entities to protect birds and their habitats. The 
successful candidate will have the passion and leadership skills 
necessary to articulate, develop, and implement Audubon’s conservation 
goals and strategies in the state, while working closely with the 
Audubon Arizona Board of Directors and staff, and the Vice President of 
the Central Flyway to continue to develop the state program in tandem 
with strategic regional and national priorities. The Executive Director 
will hold the title of Vice President within the national organization 
and will report directly to the Vice President of the Central Flyway.   
To apply, visit: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2622/vice-president-and-executive-director%2c-audubon-arizona/job?mode=view 


DIRECTOR OF CONSERVATION  at National Audubon Society.  Website: 
http://www.audubon.org/  Location: St. Louis, MO.  Duration: Open. Job 
Description: The Director of Conservation Science will lead the 
development of conservation objectives and implementation of 
conservation strategies throughout Missouri ensuring alignment with the 
goals and objectives of the National Audubon Society, Mississippi Flyway 
and other strategic priority programs/projects. S/he will oversee 
Audubon Missouri and Riverlands Center programs, collaborating with 
external partners such as the US Army Corps of Engineers, US Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and local universities and 
other conservation entities. The Director will manage the conservation 
staff and project managers and work in close collaboration with the 
state Executive Director and Center Director to develop conservation 
priorities and policies for the region. S/he will develop funding 
proposals to foundations, corporations, agencies, and individuals, as 
well as be responsible for identifying funding opportunities and 
managing the funding relationships with natural resource agencies at 
multiple levels of governance. Reporting to the Executive 
Director/Center Director, the Director of Conservation Science is a 
member of the senior leadership team and will play a crucial role in 
developing and executing conservation priorities and measures for 
Missouri’s strategic plan. Essential Functions - In collaboration with 
the Executive Director, develop and implement the conservation strategy 
for the region, which includes Missouri and the Riverlands Center. - 
Design and direct Missouri’s conservation strategies in partnership with 
a network of agencies, NGOs, and citizen scientists. - Oversee science 
and conservation programs related to Mississippi and Missouri rivers and 
other priority regional habitats, such as grasslands, that engage a 
broad range of communities and deliver meaningful conservation outcomes. 
Particular emphasis will be on Important Bird Areas and Climate 
Strongholds, as well as flyway-level initiatives. - Direct the 
monitoring and management of staff and citizen scientists, including 
supporting chapter and other volunteer groups involved in data 
gathering. - Analyze data collected by Audubon staff and 
citizen-scientists to inform adaptive management strategies and 
understand outcomes of conservation actions. - Collaborate with partner 
organizations to set and achieve conservation objectives. - Manage staff 
and engage volunteers, as needed, to implement Missouri conservation 
programs. - Design, implement, and direct measures of success focused on 
birds and habitat for the Missouri program, using the Open Standards for 
Conservation approach via Miradi software. Coordinate these efforts with 
relevant activities and staff in Audubon’s National and Mississippi 
Flyway conservation initiatives. - Provide technical expertise related 
to birds and habitat in the areas covered by Missouri to internal and 
external audiences and partners. - Assist Executive Director and others 
representing National Audubon in articulating and presenting 
science-based policy positions related to key conservation challenges 
and goals within Missouri and nearby regions. - In collaboration with 
the Executive Director, development staff and board members, research 
and secure public and private funding opportunities to support Missouri 
conservation programs. - Support Missouri key staff with development 
activities including solicitation of gifts and prospect development. 
Specific activities may include, but are not limited to, leading bird 
walks and giving presentations to existing and prospective donors, 
chapters and community groups. - Develop and oversee priority bird 
conservation projects, in coordination with state and regional science 
staff and partners, in order to achieve the goals of Missouri bird 
conservation programs. - Coordinate with staff not under direct 
supervision to guide planning, monitoring, and conservation 
implementation in the areas overseen by Missouri. Integrate these 
efforts into Mississippi Flyway and National Audubon Society 
conservation plans and goals.  Qualifications: - Master’s degree in 
Avian Ecology, Conservation Biology or closely related field required; 
Ph.D. a strong plus. - 7-10 years of experience in natural resources 
management, biology, or related environmental or conservation work, with 
at least 3 years of management experience leading professional teams 
and/or programs. - Must be well-versed in conservation, biology, and 
identification of local and regional birds and other wildlife. - Strong 
understanding of the value and previous experience supporting citizen 
science, especially in the realm of adaptive management and conservation 
planning. - Knowledge and appreciation of the people, values and current 
conservation and policy issues throughout Missouri. Demonstrated 
understanding of conservation issues in Missouri a must. - A strategic 
influences, one with excellent leadership and collaborative ethics, as 
demonstrated in previous work. Must possess strong interpersonal and 
social skills, a positive attitude and good sense of humor. - Proven 
fundraising experience to include writing and overseeing grants, 
cultivating and managing individual donors, as well as, foundations and 
other public agencies. - Must be self-motivated and willing to work in a 
flexible, non-structured environment. - Excellent oral and written 
communications skills and the ability to synthesize and communicate 
technical and complex information to both technical and non-technical 
audiences. - Comfort and ability working with and handle live or dead 
specimens (banding/tagging, specimen collection, etc.). - Proficiency 
with Microsoft Office, as well as knowledge of GIS technologies. - 
Ability and willingness to travel locally and out-of-state and be 
comfortable with working evenings and weekends as job demands. - Valid 
Missouri driver's license is necessary. - Ability to work outdoors, in 
all weather conditions and on varying terrain, with or without 
accommodation; must be able to carry field equipment at times, with or 
without accommodation.   To apply, visit: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2628/director-of-conservation/job?mode=view&mobile=false&width=900&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240 


FIELD ASSISTANT - PNG FAIRYWRENS  at Tulane University.  Website: 
http://karubian.tulane.edu/  Location: Milne Bay Province, Papua New 
Guinea.  Duration: 5-6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application 
Deadline: 31 Oct 2015.  Job Description: I am seeking one field 
assistant for research on the behavioral ecology of the White-shouldered 
Fairy-wren (Malurus alboscapulatus) in Papua New Guinea. The field 
assistant will assist with monitoring a color-banded population in Milne 
Bay Province, Papua New Guinea (see qualifications below). The field 
site is located in a small, remote village on the north slope of Milne 
Bay Province. Living conditions are very basic, with no electricity and 
little outside contact. Bugs, rain, high temperatures, crocodiles and 
venomous snakes are all present on site. The village is located on the 
beautiful, calm Solomon sea and backs up to the eastern extent of the 
Owen Stanley Mountain Range. Position duration is approximately 
January-May (with a priority on the early portion of the season if you 
have constraints). Feel free to contact Erik with any questions you 
might have.  Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have nest 
searching and banding experience, be confident working independently and 
alongside locals, international research experience, and a good sense of 
humor. Possible tasks include mist netting, color-band re-sighting, 
blood sample collection, nest searching, behavioral experiments, and 
audio recording.  Compensation: Housing and food will be provided on 
site, but the applicant will be responsible for travel to and from 
Alotau, Papua New Guinea.  To Apply: If you are interested in the 
position please send a resume, contact information for three references, 
and a cover letter to ERIK ENBODY (EM: eenbody AT tulane.edu).

BIRD BANDING INTERN  at Nicoya Peninsula Avian Research.  Website: 
http://npars.org/  Location: Costa Rica.  Duration: 4-5 weeks.  Job 
Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 10 Nov 2015.  Job Description: The 
Nicoya Peninsula Avian Research Station is seeking volunteer banding 
technicians for a four-week winter project in northwestern Costa Rica. 
Participants will aid in the operation of three bird banding stations on 
the Nicoya Peninsula. The research is aimed toward the study of molt and 
aging criteria in Costa Rican resident bird species, and collection of 
data from wintering Nearctic-Neotropical migrants for the Institute for 
Bird Populations’ MoSI Program. This position is an opportunity to visit 
a country renowned for its diverse avifauna, participate in a tropical 
bird banding operation, and contribute to an international effort to 
study the winter ecology of migratory songbirds. Habitats in which NPARS 
conducts its work include coastal mangrove forest and second-growth and 
mature humid forest. Commonly occuring within these habitats include 
nearctic-neotropical migrants such as Prothonotary Warbler, Northern 
Waterthrush, and Tennessee Warbler, and non-migratory residents such as 
Mangrove Vireo, Black-headed Trogon, Long-tailed Manakin, twelve species 
of hummingbirds, and many others. The banding stations are operated from 
6:00am – 12:00pm for three consecutive days each week. Responsibilities 
during banding days will include station setup and takedown (including 
putting up and taking down mist nets), extraction of birds from mist 
nets, banding birds, collecting various measurements and data from birds 
in the hand, and locating and identifying color-marked birds in the 
field. Duties on non-banding days will include data computerization, 
equipment organization and maintenance, and washing bird-holding bags, 
in addition to duties related to general household cleanliness and 
functionality. During the course of the six-week trip we will have the 
opportunity to travel to nearby towns, preserves, and beaches. Over New 
Year’s we will visit the renowned Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and 
surrounding area. For the majority of the trip the team will live at 
Fince Pura Vida, a small 6-hectare villa near the town of Cobano. 
Painted Buntings, Long-tailed Manakins, Summer Tanagers, 
Turquoise-browed Motmots, and many other species are commonly seen on 
the grounds. A hummingbird banding station is operated at the Finca once 
weekly; ten hummingbird species are regularly banded here, including the 
migratory Ruby-throated Hummingbird.  Qualifications: Applicants must 
have a strong interest in birds and nature, and must have experience 
identifying birds in the field by sight and sound. Mist-netting and 
banding experience is desired, but not necessary. Applicants should be 
prepared for early mornings, long days, and exposure to biting insects 
and tropical heat.  Compensation: December 17, 2015 – January 18, 2016 
Costs associated with food, housing, ground transportation, and park 
entrance fees will be covered by the organization. This DOES NOT include 
airfare, for which participants will be responsible. Shopping for 
tickets earlier usually yields the lowest airfares. It also does not 
include costs associated with recreational activities, restaurant 
dining, recreational travel within Costa Rica, and other non-essential 
expenses.  To Apply: E-mail a resume (cover letter optional) to SEAN 
GRAESSER (EM: sgraesser13 AT me.com). Please describe any previous field 
experience, educational background, and current contact information.  
Number of Openings: 2.

INTERNATIONAL LANDSCAPE ECOLOGIST  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.  
Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org  Location: Fort Collins, CO, or 
another approved location.  Duration: 1 yr, with likely extension 
pending funding.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 1 Nov 
2015.  Job Description: Overview: Assist the Bird Conservancy’s 
International Program (IP) through leadership in landscape ecology and 
conservation design to maximize the scientific, conservation and 
outreach value of past, current and future works. This job requires 
advanced GIS and analytical skills, strong knowledge in landscape 
ecology, spatial analyses/modeling, sampling design, and modern 
analytical techniques, as well as excellent written and oral 
communication abilities, leadership and self-organizational skills, and 
the ability to work independently and as part of a team. The 
International Landscape Ecologist will use bird, vegetation and other 
geo-referenced data to develop a landscape conservation design in 
collaboration with the bi-national Desert Landscape Conservation 
Cooperative (DLCC), identify ecological and landscape patterns in bird 
populations and habitats, evaluate conservation areas, and produce 
reports, manuscripts and other products through spatial and statistical 
analyses. The International Landscape Ecologist will work closely with 
the DLCC partnership in the U.S. and Mexico to advance common goals and 
projects. Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (formerly Rocky Mountain Bird 
Observatory) is a growing non-profit organization with approximately 50 
full time staff dedicated to the conservation of birds and their 
habitats through science, education and land stewardship. We offer a 
friendly and enthusiastic work environment, a diverse and growing 
project base focused on key conservation needs and research questions, 
and opportunities for professional growth, leadership, and advancement. 
The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies offers a competitive salary and full 
benefits package. This is an exempt position based in Fort Collins, CO, 
or potentially another approved location, and will report directly to 
the International Program Director. Essential job functions: • Work with 
the International Program (IP), its partners, Joint Ventures and 
Landscape Conservation Cooperatives to further the mission and strategic 
priorities of Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. • Work in collaboration 
with Desert LCC coordinators to develop and lead a partnership-directed 
effort to create a landscape conservation design for pilot area(s) 
identified through the Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative, 
including gathering and synthesis of various spatial data and 
stakeholder input. • Conduct spatial analyses relating to landscape 
conservation design, remote sensing, species abundance, habitat use, 
survival and movements, potential conservation areas, vegetation cover 
classes, gradients and change, as well as other applications. • Provide 
GIS, study design and analytical support to other IP projects, including 
demographic and population monitoring, spatial ecology, and habitat 
restoration, among others. • Organize, maintain and manipulate large 
spatial datasets in relational databases. • Produce maps, figures and 
tables for IP reports, presentations and publications as needed. • 
Author and co-author publications and reports for the peer-reviewed 
literature and other audiences. • Present results of IP research at 
scientific meetings and other fora. • Supervise and direct support staff 
as needed to assist with project activities and deliverables. • Secure 
continued funding for landscape analysis and conservation design 
projects through grant writing and other means; assist with other IP 
grant writing and fundraising as needed. • Provide training, guidance 
and assistance to other Bird Conservancy staff in GIS. • Track expenses, 
maintain receipts, and follow all Bird Conservancy of the Rockies 
policies.  Qualifications: Desired knowledge, abilities, and skills: • A 
firm grasp of the theories, principals, and current state-of-the-art of 
landscape ecology. • Demonstrated competency in use of ArcMap 10.x (or 
higher), including extension tools, for a broad range of GIS 
applications. • Excellent written and oral communication skills. • 
Working knowledge of statistical and spatial modeling techniques, 
generalized linear and mixed models, known-fate models, mark-recapture 
analyses, Distance sampling, occupancy modeling, etc. • Proficiency in, 
or the ability to learn quickly, statistical software packages such as R 
and MARK, as well as other software such as Access, Excel, PowerPoint, 
and Word. • Ability to speak and understand both Spanish and English. • 
Ability to travel several times per year both domestically and abroad. • 
A positive attitude; ability to work independently and cooperatively 
with others. • Knowledge of North American birds, their ecology and 
conservation. • A commitment to biological conservation and the mission 
of Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. Education and Experience The 
successful applicant must have any combination of education and 
experience equivalent to a Ph. D. degree in the Natural Sciences. S/he 
should also have a record of peer-reviewed and other publications that 
demonstrates a clear understanding of ecological theory and statistics, 
and a command of contemporary analytical techniques. At least 5 years of 
experience in landscape ecology, conservation biology, ornithology, 
and/or other similar fields is desired.  Compensation: 45,000-65,000/yr, 
DOE  To Apply: Send a brief cover letter highlighting your interest and 
relevant experience, along with your CV and names and contact info for 3 
references, all in a single PDF document, to (EM: arvind.panjabi AT 
birdconservancy.org) by Nov. 1, 2015.

ALLIANCE FOR ZERO EXTINCTION CONSERVATION PROGRAM OFFICER  at American 
Bird Conservancy.  Website: http://www.abcbirds.org Location: The 
Plains, VA  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 
31 Oct 2015.  Job Description: American Bird Conservancy (ABC) seeks to 
hire an Alliance for Zero Extinction Program Officer to join our 
International Program working to prevent extinctions of the most 
threatened birds and other species in the world. This position will be 
based at ABC’s Washington DC or Northern Virginia offices, and will 
involve international travel to collaborate with stakeholders and 
partners in the UK, Latin America, and possibly elsewhere. Primary 
Duties: The Alliance for Zero Extinction Program Officer will work with 
ABC’s conservation partners abroad to coordinate and advance Alliance 
for Zero Extinction (AZE) activities to protect habitat and reduce 
threats for the rarest species in the world. The position is for a 
minimum of two and a half years; and is financed by a Global Environment 
Facility grant as part of a collaborative project between ABC, AZE, 
BirdLife International, UNEP, IUCN, and the governments of Brazil, 
Chile, and Madagascar. The project is entitled: Alliance for Zero 
Extinction (AZE): Conserving Earth’s Most Irreplaceable Sites for 
Endangered Biodiversity. The AZE Program Officer is also expected to 
work closely with colleagues based at BirdLife, the Convention on 
Biological Diversity, UNEP, and IUCN; along with the Project and AZE 
Steering Committees, and representatives of the governments of Brazil 
and Chile, among others. The AZE Program Officer will be ABC’s lead on 
advancing this project with international partners and regularly 
evaluating and reporting results to stakeholders involved. The Program 
Officer will lead on implementation of the following activities: • 
Improve awareness and accessibility to AZE data online for relevant 
decision-makers to facilitate inclusion of AZE into important national 
and global conservation plans and policies. • Develop and implement at 
least two pilot National AZE Strategies, included into NBSAPs and PoWPA 
Action Plans, and plans developed and adopted for long-term financing 
and sustainability. • Develop and share technical guidance documents to 
inform and support incorporation of AZE priorities in the development of 
further NBSAPs and PoWPA Action Plans globally. • Strengthen national 
AZE partnerships to enhance use of AZE project outputs to support NBSAP 
and PoWPA processes, national CBD reporting and enhanced AZE site 
conservation through targeted capacity development and outreach 
programs. • Other activities as reasonably required to ensure successful 
implementation and evaluation of the AZE project. Qualifications: ABC 
seeks to fill this position with someone with the following skills, 
attributes, and qualifications: • Ability to work in the USA legally, 
provide legal and proper paperwork confirming work status, and 
successfully pass through the US E-Verify Employment screening. • 
Passion for ABC’s mission to conserve birds and their habitats. • 
Master’s degree or equivalent in international biodiversity conservation 
or a related field. At least three years of international conservation 
experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
Previous professional experience working in Brazil or Chile, preferred. 
Previous professional experience working with Latin American governments 
or multilateral agencies in this region preferred. • An outgoing, 
charismatic, positive, persuasive manner and predisposition for 
collaboration, with ability and comfort to work both independently and 
as part of teams, including with partner conservationists and government 
officials from different countries and cultures. This requires excellent 
writing and presentation skills, as well as fluency in English and at 
least Spanish or Portuguese. Additional languages, such as French, may 
also be useful. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and a working 
knowledge of social media and other communications tools will be 
required. • Well organized with keen attention to detail and 
results-oriented. Ability to manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, 
the tenacity and creativity to solve difficult problems, and an 
entrepreneurial spirit to pursue new conservation opportunities.  To 
Apply: If you are eager to make a positive difference for bird and 
wildlife conservation and want to work with many of the best 
conservationists across the hemisphere, send your cover letter and 
resume as one document, (either as a PDF or a Word document) to (EM: HR 
AT abcbirds.org).

FIELD TECHNICIAN - FLORIDA SCRUB-JAY RESEARCH  at University of 
Memphis/Archbold Biological Station.  Location: Venus, FL. Duration: 4 
months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2015.  Job 
Description: Position runs from the beginning of February to the end of 
May 2016. The field technician will work with PhD students and lead 
scientists on long-term research projects related to the behavioral 
endocrinology of cooperatively breeding Florida scrub-jays. Research is 
based at Archbold Biological Station in south-central Florida. Duties 
will include censusing of the population, assisting with banding and 
bleeding of adults and nestlings, nest-searching and monitoring, as well 
as helping with many aspects of the researchers’ individual projects. 
Qualifications: Applicants should be physically fit with the ability to 
walk many miles in sand; possess full color vision for band 
identification; have their own binoculars; be willing to work 
independently and for long hours in the field; possess (or be working 
toward) a Bachelor’s degree in zoology, biology, or a related field; and 
have a genuine desire to pursue further education in biology. Experience 
handling and knowledge of birds is preferred, but not required.  
Compensation: Monthly salary and housing provided.  To Apply: Please 
e-mail a cover letter stating biological interests and professional 
goals, a CV or resume, and contact information (include e-mail address 
and telephone number) for three references. Send applications via e-mail 
to TOM SMALL (EM: twsmall AT memphis.edu). Applications will be reviewed 
as received and may be decided prior to the close date.  Number of 
Openings: 1-2.

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP - Raptor Biology  at The Peregrine Fund & Boise 
State University.  Website: http://www.peregrinefund.org/ Location: 
Boise, Idaho.  Duration: 3 years.  Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2016.  
Job Description: GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP (M.Sc. in Raptor Biology) at 
Boise State University and The Peregrine Fund. The Raptor Biology 
Program at Boise State is a well-supported MS program, and alumni work 
in a variety of academic, agency, and non-profit settings. The Peregrine 
Fund is a world leader in raptor conservation. I am seeking a motivated 
graduate student to work on climate change as a driver of ecosystem 
change in the Arctic, using the Gyrfalcon as a model species. The field 
site is in Nome, Alaska. The student will be co-advised by Dr. David 
Anderson, Director of the Gyrfalcon and Tundra Conservation Program at 
The Peregrine Fund, and faculty in Biological Sciences at Boise State.  
Qualifications: Competitive candidates will have a strong background in 
field surveys for raptors, ability to succeed independently in remote 
locations, and strong field skills in general. Strong interests in 
birding and rock climbing are also a plus. Rock climbing to enter raptor 
nests is a requirement of this position. Please address your 
qualification for each of these points in your cover letter. 
Compensation: The student will be eligible for a teaching assistantship 
that provides a 9-month stipend (~$12,390) and a tuition/fees waiver.  
To Apply: Send via email in a single file attachment (include your name 
in the file name): a cover letter that states qualifications and career 
goals, a resume with the names and contacts for 3 references, copies of 
transcripts (unofficial are OK), and GRE scores and percentiles (not 
combined) to DAVID ANDERSON (EM: danderson AT peregrinefund.org). 
Applications will be reviewed as they are received until 15 January 2016.

BIRD PROGRAM MANAGER  at New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. 
Website: 

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/newmexico/jobs/1266044/bird-program-manager-dgf-37970 

Location: Santa Fe, NM.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent. 
Application Deadline: 27 Oct 2015.  Job Description: This position will 
coordinate and administer the Department's statewide migratory game 
bird, wild turkey, small game, and non-game bird programs. Primary 
responsibilities are to develop and implement bird programs, including 
collecting and analyzing population and harvest data, reporting on 
harvest trends of game species and population trends of game and nongame 
birds, and participating in the development of management goals, 
projects, and harvest regulation recommendations based on various public 
and sporting interests. Work with Department staff to coordinate 
development of habitat improvement initiatives on public and private 
lands. Responsible for the programmatic contracts and federal grant 
documents. Responsible for serving on various technical committees and 
on the Central Flyway Council as the Department's technical 
representative.  Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications A Bachelor's 
Degree in any field of study from an accredited college or university 
and five (5) years of professional level experience operating within 
parameters and guidelines directly related to the purpose of the 
position defined by the agency at the time of recruitment. Any 
combination of education from an accredited college or university and/or 
direct experience in this occupation totaling nine (9) years may 
substitute for the required education and experience. A hiring agency 
will designate a portion of the required experience to include 
supervisory and/or specialized experience. Any required licensure, 
certification or registration shall be defined at the time of 
recruitment and will be in addition to the above requirements.  
Compensation: $39,686.40 - $69,035.20 Annually.  To Apply: must apply 
through the State Personnel Office, see website posted above.

YOSEMITE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN - Great Gray Owl and Spotted Owl 
Surveyor  at National Park Service.  Location: Yosemite National Park, 
CA.  Duration: 5-6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 6 
Nov 2015.  Job Description: Yosemite’s Terrestrial Biodiversity Program 
offers a unique opportunity to work in one of the most spectacular 
national parks in the country, while contributing toward conservation 
projects ranging from endangered species to ecosystem dynamics. 
Technicians will survey for Great Gray and Spotted Owls in remote 
wilderness and front-country locations, and occasionally survey for 
other species (e.g., peregrines, bats, carnivores). Primary field duties 
include: conducting broadcast surveys, behavioral observations, nest 
searching, and feather searching. Positions from April 4 to September 
16, 2016 (end date negotiable).  Qualifications: Requirements include 
ability to work long night-time hours and excellent observation skills. 
Enthusiastic; stellar sense of humor; physically fit; able to work in 
inclement weather; overnight backpacking and wilderness skills; data 
entry and management skills; and in some cases, GIS and report-writing 
skills.  Compensation: Salary ($15.00-$18.59/hr) varies depending on 
qualifications and experience.  To Apply: Biological Science Technician 
applicants must apply at the USA Jobs website: https://www.usajobs.gov/ 
and should make every effort to submit applications on November 5 
because the announcement closes after the first 100 applications are 
received. Type the keywords: “Yosemite biological technician”. For more 
information, contact SARAH STOCK (EM: sarah_stock AT nps.gov). These 
jobs are competitive, and the NPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For 
volunteer and internship opportunities associated with these positions, 
send Sarah Stock a cover letter and current resume with 3 references by 
email (EM: sarah_stock AT nps.gov).  Number of Openings: 4.

YOSEMITE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN - RAPTOR SURVEYOR  at National 
Park Service.  Location: Yosemite National Park, CA. Duration: 2-3 
months  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 6 Nov 2015.  Job 
Description: Yosemite’s Terrestrial Biodiversity Program offers a unique 
opportunity to work in one of the most spectacular national parks in the 
country, while contributing toward conservation projects ranging from 
endangered species to ecosystem dynamics. Technician will survey for 
Peregrine Falcons and Golden Eagles in front-country and remote 
wilderness locations. Primary field duties include: conducting surveys 
using established protocols and recording observations of breeding 
behavior of raptors at potential and historical cliff habitat and 
assisting with climbing closures. Technician may occasionally survey for 
other species (e.g., owls, bats, carnivores). Position from March 21 to 
May 30, 2016 (end date negotiable).  Qualifications: Requirements 
include prior experience observing raptor behavior, including extensive 
use of binoculars and spotting scope, enthusiastic, stellar sense of 
humor, physically fit, able to work in inclement weather, overnight 
backpacking and wilderness skills, data entry and management skills, and 
in some cases, GIS and report-writing skills.  Compensation: Salary 
($15.00-$18.59/hr) varies depending on qualifications and experience.  
To Apply: Biological Science Technician applicants must apply at the USA 
Jobs website: https://www.usajobs.gov and should make every effort to 
submit applications on November 5 because the announcement period closes 
after the first 100 applications are received. Type the keywords: 
“Yosemite biological technician”. For more information, contact SARAH 
STOCK (EM: sarah_stock AT nps.gov). These jobs are competitive, and the 
NPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For volunteer and internship 
opportunities associated with these positions, send Sarah Stock a cover 
letter and current resume with 3 references by email (EM: sarah_stock AT 
nps.gov).   Number of Openings: 1-2

YOSEMITE AVIAN SURVEYOR  at National Park Service.  Location: Yosemite 
National Park, CA.  Duration: 5-6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 7 Nov 2015.  Job Description: Technician(s) will 
survey birds using multiple survey methods in front-country and 
wilderness locations. Primary field duties include: conducting point 
count, area search, territory mapping, and nest search surveys for 
passerines, assisting with MAPS stations, and occasionally conducting 
surveys for other species (e.g., bats). Position(s) from April 18 to 
September 16, 2016.  Qualifications: Requirements include ability to 
identify 100 western birds visually and aurally (song AND call); prior 
experience with point count, area search, and/or nest search surveys.  
Compensation: Salary ($15.00-$18.59/hr) varies depending on 
qualifications and experience.  To Apply: Bio Tech applicants must apply 
at the USA Jobs website: https://www.usajobs.gov/ and should make every 
effort to submit applications on November 6 due to new limitations on 
allowable number of applications. Type the keywords: “Yosemite 
biological technician”. For more information, contact SARAH STOCK (EM: 
sarah_stock AT nps.gov). These jobs are competitive, and the NPS is an 
Equal Opportunity Employer. For volunteer and internship opportunities 
associated with these positions, send Sarah Stock a cover letter and 
current resume with 3 references by email (EM: sarah_stock AT nps.gov).  
Number of Openings: 1-2 .

WADING BIRD TECHNICIAN  at University of Florida.  Website: 
http://www.wec.ufl.edu/research/wadingbird/  Location: South Florida.  
Duration: 4-6 months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 13 
Nov 2015.  Job Description: FIELD TECHNICIANS (2 - 4) needed for ongoing 
wading bird research in the Florida Everglades. 1 - 2 positions extend 
from mid Jan to May 2016; 1 - 2 extend from early Feb through late Jun 
2016. Primary duties (~70%) include assisting the Research Coordinator 
and graduate students in all aspects of wading bird field research 
including; surveys by airboat, aerial surveys by fixed-wing aircraft, 
using camera traps to detect Burmese python activity in colonies, 
collection of feathers and blood from nestlings, testing eggs for 
mercury, and monitoring (on foot) species diversity and nesting success 
of various wading bird species in multiple colonies throughout the 
Everglades. Field teams and tasks will vary almost daily. Non-field 
duties include equipment maintenance, analysis of aerial and trail 
camera photos, and data entry.  Qualifications: Technicians must 
maintain a positive attitude, give priority to safety considerations, be 
in excellent physical condition in order to contend with difficult 
working conditions (heat, sun, humidity, stuck boats, deep mud, gators), 
work and live harmoniously in close company with coworkers, and show 
patience with short-notice schedule changes. A valid driver’s license 
and good driving record are required. Successful candidates will likely 
have at least 6 months prior field research or management experience. 
Training is provided, but some preference will be shown for those having 
experience bleeding birds, piloting powerboats, towing and backing 
trailers, or flying in small planes or helicopters.  Compensation: 
Salary is $1450/month plus housing. To Apply: Application materials must 
be received by Nov 13. Specify if you prefer to start in Jan or Feb and 
length of availability. Send cover letter (including the names, email 
addresses and phone numbers of 3 references) and resume in a single 
e-mail attachment with the filename Yourlastname_app or by mail to: NICK 
VITALE, (EM: nevitale AT ufl.edu) University of Florida, Dept. of 
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, PO Box 110430, Gainesville, FL 
32611-0430.  Number of Openings: 2-4.

NATIONAL PHEASANT PLAN COORDINATOR  at Midwest Association of Fish & 
Wildlife Agencies.  Website: http://www.mafwa.org/?p=1793 Location: 
Brookings, SD.  Duration: Funding available for 3 years, contingent on 
further funding thereafter.  Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 
30 Nov 2015.  Job Description: The incumbent will be the executive 
officer, under the auspices of Midwest Association of Fish and Wildlife 
Agencies (MAFWA), charged with implementing the National Wild Pheasant 
Conservation Plan (NWPCP), and providing guidance to the Directors of 
NWPCP member and affiliate states on plan implementation and progress. 
The NWPCP is a plan directed at restoring wild ring-necked pheasant 
populations through large-scale habitat conservation across the entire 
range of the species. The NWPCP coordinator will provide consultation to 
and facilitate communication among a variety of federal, state, and 
private conservation organizations on policies, programs, research, 
projects and practices related to agriculture and habitat conservation 
for wild ring-necked pheasant and other grassland-forb wildlife species. 
This position operates under the general supervision of the MAFWA 
Directors, and the direct supervision of the National Pheasant 
Management Board (NPMB, comprised of state level administrators and key 
partners to provide oversight and guidance). The coordinator will 
exercise a great deal of independence in developing program priorities 
and actions necessary for implementation of the NWPCP. Essential Job 
Duties: Develop and coordinate a National Pheasant Management Board 
comprised of state-level administrators and key partners to provide 
oversight and guidance to plan implementation and development. Support 
and coordinate with the National Wild Pheasant Technical Committee 
(NWPTC) representing the needs and objectives of all states and 
partners. Coordinate with, and provide consultation to state wildlife 
agency directors and technical staff, as well as other conservation 
organization leaders to ensure that wild pheasant needs and objectives 
are fully considered in other grassland conservation planning activities 
such as NABCI Bird Conservation Regions, NAWMP Joint Ventures, Northern 
Bobwhite Conservation Initiative, and the North American Prairie Grouse 
Partnership. Represent, promote and act on behalf of the NWPCP and MAFWA 
at national, regional and state meetings, including but not limited to: 
MAFWA Director’s annual conference, AWFA annual conference, North 
American Wildlife Conference, Partner’s In Flight annual meeting, and 
Pheasant Forever National Convention. Advise NWPCP member and affiliate 
states on methodologies to develop public/private multi-organizational 
task forces that will facilitate achievement of NWPCP goals at the state 
level. Research opportunities and develop grant proposals for 
large-scale wild pheasant and grassland-forb wildlife habitat projects. 
Facilitate and coordinate collaborative research and initiatives among 
state agencies, as well as academic institutions and NGOs, as 
appropriate. Research, track and disseminate up-to-date information 
regarding relevant federal and state habitat conservation programs and 
policies to state, federal and non-government wild pheasant advocates. 
Provide liaison to lawmakers, congressional staff and agency leaders 
concerning legislation and policy. Coordinate NWPCP agriculture policy 
efforts with Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ Agriculture 
Policy staff. Negotiate authorization of new programs and changes to 
existing programs that will provide positive habitat benefits for wild 
pheasants and grassland birds, particularly in the agricultural policy 
arena. Submit written quarterly and annual activity reports to 
representatives of the NWPTC and of the NPMB. Evaluate program 
milestones and recommend changes to initiative direction to the state 
agency directors as needed. Administer a budget that accounts for all 
expenditures and submit periodic budget  Qualifications: Required 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Current knowledge of pheasant ecology 
and management; and an understanding of the relevant national 
agriculture and conservation programs and policies. Ability to 
communicate and coordinate with a diverse array of federal, state, 
non-governmental, and constituency groups regarding policy, research, 
habitat conservation, and related issues, programs, and practices. 
Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or 
university with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in wildlife ecology or 
closely related field, and 5 years relevant experience, post-graduation. 
A graduate degree in a related field is preferred and can be substituted 
for experience. Compensation: Up to $70,000.00 per year and benefits, 
commensurate with experience.  To Apply: Send electronic applications to 
Dr. JEFFREY LUSK, Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, (EM: jeff.lusk AT 
nebraska.gov). Applications should consist of a single PDF file 
containing applicant’s resume or CV, and a cover letter detailing 
qualifications and experience as they relate to the Essential Job 
Duties. Applications must be received on or before COB of the 
application deadline to guarantee consideration. Potential applicants 
are encouraged to read the NWPCP, which is available at: 
http://www.mafwa.org/documents/MPSG_NWPCP_Final_2013.pdf
Subject: Birdjobs -- October 12, 2015
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2015 09:42:38 -0400
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RESTORATION ECOLOGIST – We have an immediate opening in our Los Gatos 
office for a full-time restoration ecologist. This position will work on 
ecological restoration planning, implementation, and monitoring projects 
in a variety of geographic locations and habitats (riparian, wetland, 
estuarine, oak woodland, grassland, semi-arid, and others).     Required 
qualifications: **academic background in restoration or plant 
ecology,**expertise in some or most of the following: soil science; 
habitat restoration design; plant ecology; wetland/riparian hydrology; 
statistical design and analysis; and plant taxonomy, **solid technical 
writing ability,**strong communication and collaboration skills, and 
**willingness to travel throughout California and beyond. Candidates 
with an M.S. or PhD are preferred, but those with a B.S. and direct 
relevant experience will be considered.  Prior experience in the 
following a plus:  soils science coursework and experience as applied to 
habitat restoration planning (strongly desired), biological consulting, 
and project management.   About H. T. Harvey & Associates: H. T. Harvey 
& Associates is an established ecological consulting firm based in Los 
Gatos, California, with more than 120 ecologists, landscape architects, 
and other professional staff members in six offices in California and 
Hawai‘i. Our core areas of expertise include wildlife ecology, fisheries 
and aquatic ecology, plant ecology, landscape architecture, and 
restoration ecology. We cultivate excellence in our team and our work in 
pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our 
clients’ complex natural resource challenges.  We offer an excellent 
salary and benefits package and a positive, progressive work 
environment. Our employment package includes medical, dental, and life 
insurance, as well as a 401(k) package with a generous employer match.   
How to apply:  Interested candidates should respond by submitting your 
cover letter and resume through this link 
https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=16789132; or mail to H.T. Harvey 
& Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Ave., Bldg. D, Los Gatos, 
CA 95032; or fax to 408.458.3210.

BALD EAGLE NESTWATCH FIELD TECHNICIANS – The Arizona Game and Fish 
Department needs 16 field technicians for the Arizona Bald Eagle 
Nestwatch Program; $115/day with a 10 day on/4 day off schedule. Private 
contractors will be hired to monitor breeding bald eagles at 8 to 12 
breeding areas throughout Arizona's riparian corridors from February 3 
thru a minimum of May 15, 2016. Contractors will collect bald eagle 
behavioral data, contact and educate recreating public, and help enforce 
closures around the breeding area. Previous birding, raptor, and 
behavioral data collection experience preferred but not required. For 
more information on the Arizona Bald Eagle Nestwatch Program, visit the 
Arizona Game and Fish Department's web page at 
http://www.azgfd.gov/inside_azgfd/employment_eagle.shtml, the 
Southwestern Bald Eagle Management Committee’s web page at 
http://www.swbemc.org/nestwatchProgram.html, call KENNETH JACOBSON (PH: 
623-236-7575, or e-mail (EM: baldeagle AT azgfd.gov). Application 
information can be downloaded from http://procure.az.gov by selecting 
“Contract and Bid Search”, “Bid”, and searching for 
“AGFD16-00005759”. 

All applications must be submitted within the ProcureAZ website before 
December 2, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. (MST).

CALIFORNIA CONDOR INTERNSHIPS: The Ventana Wildlife Society (VWS) is 
seeking enthusiastic, dedicated individuals to assist us with our 
California Condor Reintroduction Program on California's central coast. 
VWS has been reintroducing endangered California condors to the central 
coast region since 1997 and currently monitors a flock of 60+ condors.  
Position involves releasing and monitoring captive/free-flying 
California condors utilizing radio telemetry, participating in 
supplemental food placements, nest observation, public education, as 
well as other flock management activities.  The Condor Project field 
office is located at our Discovery Center in Andrew Molera State Park in 
Big Sur. VWS currently operates two release site field stations in the 
remote coastal mountains of Big Sur and San Simeon. Field housing for 
Interns is provided at both field stations. Interns will receive a 
monthly stipend of $650/month.  Interns work 5 days on (40 hours) and 
then take two days off.  Field vehicles will be provided for all condor 
project related activities.  We prefer that interns possess their own 
means of transportation for non-work related/personal travel on days 
off. Internships span 6 months and positions are available year-round. 
This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable field experience with 
an endangered species while living on the breathtaking California 
central coast.   Preferred applicants will have:  **BS Degree in 
Biological/Environmental related field of study; ** Prior 
bird/ornithological, interpretive, and/or field biology experience. ** 
Valid driver’s license and clean driving record; ** Experience with 
driving 4wd vehicles on dirt roads; ** Experience working outdoors in 
remote locations in inclement weather conditions; ** A knowledge of 
basic field safety and/or a CPR certificate, First responder 
certificate; ** Good physical conditioning and the ability to hike in 
steep rugged terrain in inclement weather conditions. ** Ability to 
safely lift and move carcasses in excess of 50-75 pounds. ** Ability to 
handle rotten carcasses (not for the squeamish); ** Outgoing personality 
with an interest in natural interpretation and sharing with public; ** A 
strong interest in both avian research and restoration.  Please submit 
cover letter and resume with three work related references to VWS Condor 
Biologist MELISSA CLARK (EM: Melissaclark AT ventanaws.org).  For more 
information about the research, restoration and education activities of 
our organization, visit: http://www.ventanaws.org , http://www.mycondor.org

HABITAT CONSERVATION SPECIALIST  – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department 
(TPWD) invites applicants for the World Birding Center (WBC – 
http://www.theworldbirdingcenter.com/) Habitat Conservation position 
below.  This position is in lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. It 
requires varying amounts of relevant experience.  Please note 
“Acceptable Substitutions” (if any) that may be counted towards part of 
experience requirement.  “How to Apply” info below. Questions? Please 
contact hiring manager: click on job title hyperlink below for contact 
information.  HABITAT CONSERVATION SPECIALIST (TPWD’s World Birding 
Center Units in Lower Rio Grande Valley) – based at Resaca de la Palma 
State Park, Brownsville, TX [listed on TPWD jobs website as “Natural 
Resources Specialist II-III (Habitat Conservation Specialist)” ]. 
Closing date/deadline to apply for this position, TPWD Job Posting 
#16-00061, is Friday, October 16, 2015, 11:59PM CDT. Please note three 
(3) licensure requirements: Texas driver’s license to be obtained within 
30 days; Pesticide Applicator’s license within 6 months of employment 
and NWCG FFTII within one year, for this position.  The full job 
description is at 
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/tpwd/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1256988. 
This position covers following three (3) TPWD World Birding Center 
Units: Resaca de la Palma State Park, Estero Llano Grande State Park and 
Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park.  Please note the Minimum 
Qualifications, including “Education,” “Licensure,” “Physical 
Requirements,” “Acceptable Substitutions” and “Preferred 
Qualifications” 

for this position. Please note the “General Description,” “Working 
Conditions,” “Additional Requirements” and “Knowledge, Skills and 
Abilities”. Note: ~60% travel required.  How to Apply for TPWD 
positions: Please note for any TPWD position - interview and hiring 
decisions are based on completed on-line TPWD State of Texas Application 
for Employment, not on résumés. This means you want to do the most 
complete, thorough job possible in completing the on-line TPWD State of 
Texas Application for Employment. Please see the “How to Apply” section 
at the bottom of http://tpwd.texas.gov/jobs/internship.phtml for some 
ways on how to do this. Please note “How to Apply” suggestions are for 
both full-time jobs and Internships, too.  To apply for TPWD positions: 
Complete the on-line TPWD State of Texas Application for Employment + 
attach to it any/all required documents in order to be considered for 
positions. Work history experience *must* be completed in the online 
application. The on-line TPWD State of Texas Application for Employment 
starts at http://tpwd.texas.gov/jobs/, then click on “Applicant Login” 
in upper left-hand corner box of links.  You may want to consider 
using/adapting TPWD job description language to describe your work 
experience under “Work Experience – Duties” as well as “Additional 
Information - Certificates and Licenses,” “Additional Information - 
Skills,” and so forth.  For anything you are unsure about, consider 
using “Miscellaneous” in “Supplemental Information” of TPWD on-line 
application.  IF YOU HAVE MILITARY SERVICE, you may also want to select 
“Military Service” section of “Supplemental Information” (in TPWD 
on-line application) to list Military Service accomplishments. In terms 
of “jargon,” please consider using the language in each TPWD job you are 
interested in to describe your work experience under “Work Experience – 
Duties.” Also consider listing Military Service honors/awards under 
“Honors & Awards” section of “Supplemental Information” and other areas 

as appropriate. For anything you are unsure about, consider using 
“Miscellaneous” in “Supplemental Information” of TPWD on-line 
application.  Submit completed Application + attach any required forms 
and transcript(s) by 11:59PM CT on application deadline. Hiring contact: 
KENDAL KEYES, (361) 790-0325).

MARINE BIOACOUSTIC SCIENTIST In support of U.S. Navy Marine Mammal 
Program Acoustic Compliance Team, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center 
Pacific, Biosciences Division, San Diego, CA  The National Marine Mammal 
Foundation is seeking a Marine Bioacoustic Scientist to support the Navy 
Marine Mammal Program Acoustic Compliance Team (MMPACT) marine species 
acoustic and explosive impact analyses to assist the Navy’s ability to 
train and test at-sea. Job Category: Paid Staff Position, Research 
Scientist, Technician.  Primary Duties and Responsibilities: The 
incumbent will be required to work independently on a number of tasks 
and closely coordinate with larger project teams.  1. The incumbent will 
perform environmental impact analyses in support of Navy training and 
testing requirements with a focus on potential acoustic and explosive 
effects to marine species. Tasks will include interpreting large 
datasets of acoustic modeling results; searching, reviewing, and 
interpreting marine species auditory, behavioral, and ecological 
research; application of mathematical concepts and statistics to prepare 
quantitative acoustic impact criteria for marine species; and 
application of acoustic concepts to perform basic sound propagation 
analyses. 2. Incumbent will review and prepare language for numerous 
Navy environmental compliance documents prepared in accordance with 
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Executive Order 12114, Marine 
Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), and Endangered Species Act (ESA) 
requirements, as well as various legal and public affairs documents 
pertaining to the same laws and regulations. 3. Incumbent will provide 
subject matter expertise to Navy sponsors regarding potential impacts to 
marine species due to sonars, explosives, and other associated sound 
sources. Incumbent will maintain expertise in marine bioacoustics and 
at-sea environmental compliance. Incumbent will stay apprised of marine 
science articles and publications and participate in 
professional/scientific organizations to keep informed of changes in the 
best available science. 4. The incumbent will actively participate in 
interagency consultations for ESA, MMPA, NEPA, and Executive Orders 
dealing with acoustic and explosive impacts to marine resources; meet 
with regulatory officials, review comments, propose project or analysis 
changes, and negotiate terms of compliance actions; and represent the 
DoD in meetings with local, state and federal agencies as appropriate. 
5. The incumbent will participate in public involvement efforts via 
agency meetings, open houses, and public hearings and serve as DoD 
representative as appropriate.  Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: This 
position requires a high level of proficiency in science, mathematics, 
statistics, and critical thinking. The incumbent must possess knowledge 
of underwater acoustics, acoustic modeling, and acoustic measurement; 
knowledge of marine species, including distribution and abundance, 
ecology, physiology and auditory capabilities; and the ability to 
conduct literature research, analyze scientific data, and interpret 
complex issues regarding potential acoustic impacts to marine species. 
Knowledge of Navy training and testing activities and acoustic sources 
is highly desirable.  This position also requires an extensive knowledge 
of the laws and regulations applicable to marine resources including but 
not limited to: 1. National Environmental Policy Act requires detailed 
analysis of impacts to the human environment and consideration of public 
input before a project can proceed. 2. Marine Mammal Protection Act 
requires the Navy to consult on all actions that may affect wild marine 
mammals. 3. Endangered Species Act requires the Navy to consult on all 
actions that may affect threatened or endangered species. 4. Other 
environmental laws include, but are not limited to: the 
Magnusson-Stevens Fishery Management and Conservation Act, Coastal Zone 
Management Act, and the National Marine Sanctuaries Act.  A high level 
of technical writing skill and experience is required. The incumbent 
should also be an excellent communicator able to coordinate both 
verbally and in writing on a daily basis with co-workers, team members, 
sponsors, and senior leadership.  The incumbents work should be 
technically authoritative and normally accepted without significant 
change. The incumbent will be responsible for providing scientific and 
professional defense of work products. The incumbent should have the 
ability to manage projects of moderate complexity with limited 
oversight.  The incumbent should possess a high level of skill with 
computers and standard office software including word processors, 
spreadsheets, and e-mail programs. Experience with the following 
software is highly desirable:  • MATLAB, • R statistics, Prism GraphPad, 
or similar, • ESRI ARCGIS, • Microsoft Access, • Microsoft Project. 
Education and Work Experience: A Bachelor’s degree in a marine science, 
environmental engineering, environmental policy, or similar discipline 
and three or more years of work experience in the following areas: 
bioacoustics, marine science, marine resources management and/or at-sea 
environmental planning. -OR- A Master’s degree in marine science, 
environmental engineering, environmental policy, or similar and work 
experience in the following areas: bioacoustics, marine science, marine 
resources management and/or at-sea environmental planning is desirable. 
Compensation is dependent on experience. Please send resumes and 
questions to MIKE LETOURNEAU (EM: mike.letourneau AT 
nmmpfoundation.org). The position is open until filled.

COASTAL SCIENCE SPECIALIST  at The Nature Conservancy  Website: 
http://www.nature.org/vcr  Location: Nassawadox, Virginia. Duration: 
Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 18 Oct 2015.  Job 
Description: The Coastal Science Specialist assists and provides program 
support to the Bird Conservation Specialist for all aspects of the 
Virginia Coast Reserve’s Migratory Bird Program. Essential functions: - 
Implementing monitoring and management activities including but not 
limited to the collection of population and productivity data for a 
variety of coastal bird species, posting and protection of barrier 
island bird nesting habitat, and education of preserve visitors about 
coastal bird species; - Coordinating daily field work based on 
monitoring priorities, weather, tides and schedules of staff and 
partners; - Working directly with, coordinating and training seasonal 
staff, interns and volunteers to complete monitoring and management 
priorities; - Managing a variety of databases related to these 
activities, synthesizing data and writing project reports; - Providing 
overall program support including but not limited to maintenance of 
supplies and equipment, management of permitting procedures and 
logistical support for program meetings and workshops; - Working closely 
with VCR’s Education and Outreach staff to link all aspects of the 
Migratory Bird Program with education and outreach objectives; - 
Assisting with and/or leading program related education and outreach 
events such as speaking to school and continuing education groups and 
leading preserve tours.  Qualifications: Responsibilities and Scope: - 
Responsible for leading day to day field operations to meet shorebird 
and waterbird monitoring objectives; - Ability to work and communicate 
effectively with a diverse group of people, including volunteers, 
preserve visitors, and others, providing and obtaining needed 
information; - Willingness and ability to make decisions about the 
effects of adverse weather conditions on scheduling field work, with the 
safety of staff and volunteers a priority; - Ability to collect, compile 
and synthesize data, resolve disparities and modify processes to 
generate reports and plans; - May supervise interns or volunteers on a 
project basis; - May purchase equipment and supplies as provided for in 
budget; - Some weekend and holiday work required; - Good physical 
condition; i.e. able to walk 3-8 miles daily during seasonal field work, 
sometimes in adverse weather conditions; - Comfortable working on a boat 
in remote locations. Minimum qualifications: - Bachelor’s Degree in 
science related field and 2 years related experience or equivalent 
combination of education and experience; - Proficiency with Microsoft 
Office Suite software; - Experience with using GPS units and GIS 
software and data to create maps; - Experience conducting surveys, 
recording data and writing project reports; - Experience with shorebird 
and waterbird identification and monitoring for the US east coast; - 
Ability to work in physically strenuous settings, in variable weather 
conditions, at remote locations, and on difficult and hazardous terrain; 
- Ability to work a varied schedule that depends on tide and weather 
conditions; - Valid driver’s license. Preferred knowledge, skills and 
experience: - Proficiency with operating and trailering boats 
independently up to 20 feet in length; - Experience communicating 
clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means; - Ability to 
understand program budget development and monitoring; - Ability to 
interpret guidelines and evaluate information and adapt accordingly; - 
Ability to work independently and/or with minimal supervision; - Must 
have valid driver’s license, safe driving record (per TNC’s Auto Safety 
Program) and provide own transportation and personal automobile 
insurance.  Compensation: Please include salary requirements in cover 
letter.  To Apply: TO APPLY: Go to http://www.nature.org/careers, click 
Search Careers and search by the position title and/or location, then 
click Apply Now to submit an online application. It is necessary to 
complete the application in its entirety. In addition, please attach as 
one document your resume and a letter of interest. For assistance with 
the online process, go to: 
http://www.nature.org/about-us/careers/how-to-apply/index.htm. The 
Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

AVIAN BIOLOGIST  at Ecology and Environment.  Website: 
http://www.ene.com  Location: Kansas City, KS.  Duration: Open.  Job 
Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 29 Oct 2015.  Job Description: 
Ecology and Environment, Inc. is a fully integrated environmental 
consulting firm committed to supporting sustainable development through 
responsible environmental stewardship. We are seeking an Avian Biologist 
for our Overland Park, KS office. This position will be responsible for 
performing bird and biological surveys and monitoring a variety of 
projects. Our successful candidate will have experience conducting avian 
surveys with strong bird identification skills. E & E is its people. We 
are a knowledge based culture with an integrated staff of more than 85 
scientific and engineering disciplines—a group of innovators who pave 
the way in implementing environmental solutions. E & E has been 
dedicated to environmental conservation and enhancement since our 
founding in 1970. Please view our website at www.ene.com to apply 
on-line. Must be eligible to work in the United States. Visa sponsorship 
will not be provided. Local candidates preferred. Ecology and 
Environment, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action 
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for 
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national 
origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other 
characteristic protected by law. Qualifications: Responsibilities: • 
Performing bird surveys using a range of bird sampling techniques 
including visual/ auditory identification • Performing plant, habitat 
and threatened and endangered species surveys • Performing wetland 
delineations • Permitting of infrastructure development projects with 
local, state, and federal agencies • Ensuring compliance with USFWS, 
USACE and state equivalent agency requirements • Monitoring restoration 
and construction projects in biologically sensitive areas • Preparing 
Bird and Bat Conservation Strategy and Avian Risk Assessment Reports • 
Participating in consultations with state and federal environmental 
agencies Requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Environmental 
Science, or related discipline • 1-3 years’ of experience conducting 
avian surveys • Strong visual/auditory bird identification skills (must 
be able to identify birds by their call/songs) • Experience with Prairie 
Chickens and Whooping Cranes preferred • Ability to travel and perform 
field work • Excellent writing skills, including demonstrated ability to 
write technical reports • Strong communication skills and ability to 
work within a team setting as well as a self-starting individual • 
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel  To Apply: http://www.ene.com

BIOLOGICAL TECHNICIAN  at Audubon Mississippi.  Website: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2607/biological-technician/job?mobile=false&width=900&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-360&jun1offset=-300 

Location: Moss Point, MS.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 1 
Nov 2015.  Job Description: The Audubon Mississippi Coastal Bird 
Stewardship Program (AMCBSP) is a comprehensive conservation and 
research program which promotes the safeguarding of shorebirds and their 
habitats through volunteer-driven, citizen science and outreach and 
strategic partnerships with federal, state, and local agencies, local 
academic institutions and community organizations. This work is being 
supported by an Early Restoration Grant from the National Fish and 
Wildlife Foundation through the Mississippi Department of Environmental 
Quality. Home to the last major undammed river in the lower 48 states – 
the Pascagoula River, south Mississippi also has many miles of white 
sand beaches, coastal wetlands, bottomland hardwood forest, pine savanna 
and the many species that come along with those threatened habitats. 
Only two hours from New Orleans, South Mississippi is a vibrant region, 
home to a variety of restaurants, shopping opportunities, and 
entertainment venues, making it an enjoyable place to both live and 
work. Position Summary: Under the direction of the AMCBSP Biologist, the 
Coastal Bird Technician will conduct coastal bird surveys and provide 
technical instruction and assistance to volunteer citizens. S/he will 
also be expected to work with volunteer stewards to help protect nesting 
sites against the threats of human disturbance. The Coastal Bird 
Technician will help monitor and steward bird species in the coastal 
counties of Mississippi as directed by the AMCBSP Biologist. Duties will 
include: -Assist in the Audubon Coastal Bird Survey (ACBS) in coastal 
Mississippi; Assist with the ongoing monitoring of colonial nesters 
during breeding season Conduct monitoring of bird species in southern 
Mississippi habitats (e.g., wetlands, forests, shores) using established 
protocols; Interact with volunteers and provide technical assistance in 
bird identification and with monitoring protocols; Participate in 
habitat management efforts; Participate in other research projects as 
necessary; Ensure timely and accurate data collection and reporting, and 
ensure that all monitoring efforts follow approved protocols and best 
management practices as established by Audubon; Provide assistance to 
the AMCBSP Volunteer Manager in building volunteer citizen science teams 
and organizing and implementing volunteer events; Provide assistance to 
the AMCBSP Education Manager in developing and conducting educational 
programs; Maintain productive working relationships with all partnering 
organizations, agencies, groups and individuals participating in the 
program; Maintain proper care and inventory of all project equipment and 
vehicles; Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Ornithology, Wildlife 
Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources, or a related field; Knowledge of 
birds and their habitats; 2+ years’ experience in field monitoring and 
demonstrated success in avian monitoring including identification by 
sight and sound; Experience piloting a small motor boat required; 
Excellent written and oral communication, and time management skills; 
Strong organizational and relationship-building skills, excellent 
interpersonal skills, and the ability to work as part of a team; 
Self-motivated and able to work comfortably in a dynamic, non-structured 
environment; Willingness to work odd hours (early mornings, evenings, 
weekends) as the job demands; Ability to perform outdoors tasks 
requiring physical exertion, in all weather conditions (e.g., high heat) 
and on difficult terrain (e.g., walking long distances on sand beach) 
while maintaining a positive attitude; Proficiency with Microsoft Office 
programs such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint, and demonstrated knowledge 
of eBird; additional programs (e.g., Microsoft Access) a plus; Must have 
valid Driver’s License and ability to responsibly drive company 
vehicles; Knowledge of Gulf Coast conservation issues; Passion for the 
National Audubon Society’s mission  To Apply: Inquiries regarding the 
position may be made to Dr. SHERI GLOWINSKI (EM: sglowinski AT 
audubon.org). However, all applications must be made via the on-line 
system to be considered.

PH.D. GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP - GREATER SAGE-GROUSE RESPONSE TO WILDFIRE  
at Oregon State University.  Location: Corvallis (campus) Trout Creek 
Mts (field site).  Duration: 2016-2018.  Job Type: Student.  Application 
Deadline: 31 Oct 2015.  Job Description: We are seeking a graduate 
student to pursue a PhD in Wildlife Sciences at Oregon State University 
to study the ecology greater sage-grouse in Southeastern Oregon in 
cooperation with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Bureau of 
Land Management. This position includes 4 years of Graduate Research 
Assistantship funding at approximately $2400/month plus basic medical 
coverage while enrolled and a tuition waiver. The study will focus on 
two primary objectives: (1) response of sage-grouse demography and (2) 
habitat selection to catastrophic wildfire. Within this framework the 
student is expected to develop an innovative research project including 
a written dissertation as partial fulfillment of the requirements of a 
Ph.D. degree. The study will build upon a baseline dataset collected 
from 2012-2015. The study will use GPS transmitters to track female 
sage-grouse year-round, and field work will be required to locate nest 
sites, determine brood survival, and collect vegetation data. 
Qualifications: Applicants must have a Master’s degree in wildlife 
biology, vertebrate ecology or closely related field; a demonstrated 
ability to collect wildlife data in rugged terrain under inclement 
weather in extremely remote landscapes occasionally carrying <30lbs. 
(~70 kg); the ability to interact positively with the general public on 
controversial issues; and a strong interest or experience in landscape 
ecology or spatial ecology. Preference will be given to applicants with 
a strong quantitative (particularly modeling) background, and experience 
working with avian species in very remote field locations. The 
successful applicant will be expected to enroll at Oregon State 
University in winter or spring term 2016.  Compensation: 2400/month.  To 
Apply: Send cover letter, resume, GRE scores, and copies of academic 
records to Drs. CHRISTIAN HAGEN (EM: Christian.hagen AT oregonstate.edu) 
AND KATIE DUGGER (EM: Katie.Dugger AT oregonstate.edu) applications will 
be accepted through 31 October 2015 or until a suitable candidate is 
selected.

AVIAN CONSERVATION FIELD TECHNICIANS AND INTERNS  at Kauai Forest Bird 
Recovery Project / RCUH.  Website: http://www.kauaiforestbirds.org  
Location: Alakai Wilderness and Hanapepe, Kauai, Hawaii.  Duration: 
Mid-Late Feb to Mid-Late June 2016.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application 
Deadline: 1 Nov 2015. Job Description: SEASONAL AVIAN CONSERVATION FIELD 
TECHNICIANS AND INTERNS needed for work with the Kauai Forest Bird 
Recovery Project. Our project focuses on a variety of work with three 
critically-endangered endemic Hawaiian songbirds, the Akikiki, Akeke’e 
and Puaiohi, that all inhabit the extremely wet, beautiful and rugged 
montane rainforest on the island of Kauai. The position will focus on 
searching for endangered bird nests, conducting bird surveys, vegetation 
and habitat sampling, mist-netting and banding birds, and maintaining 
rat control grids. Crew will also assist in our second year of 
extracting eggs from Akikiki and Akeke’e nests to start a captive 
breeding program in collaboration with the San Diego Zoo. This is a rare 
opportunity to work on endangered tropical species in the U.S. while 
gaining valuable research skills. The work is physically challenging, 
requiring a 4 to 8 mile hike to the main field camps by way of steep 
slopes, tangled forest and stream crossings on obscure trails with up to 
forty (40) pound packs. Daily field conditions include hiking through 
dense forest in and along streams, often in rainy and chilly weather.  
Qualifications: Applicants must be able to detect and identify birds by 
sight and sound, be physically fit, and able to navigate rugged and 
complex terrain using GPS, compass, and maps. Experience with nest 
searching and abundance surveys (e.g., line transects or point counts) 
is required. Experience with color-band re-sighting, behavioral 
observation, territory mapping, radio-telemetry, small mammal trapping, 
and mist-netting/banding is strongly desired. Mechanical and electronics 
skills and current First Aid and CPR certifications are a plus. Abundant 
enthusiasm for conserving Hawaii’s native species (including controlling 
invasive species along the way) is essential, as are self-motivation, 
the ability to work well in a small team, a positive attitude, and 
willingness to live in remote field camps for more than a week at a 
time. Careful data collection is a must, and when not in the field, 
office duties will include data entry and management, maintenance of 
field equipment, and other work around the office.  Compensation: 
~$2000/mo for field techs and ~$500/mo for interns. Crew will have some 
access to project vehicles. Housing when not in the field will be 
provided for interns, but techs will either pay a rental fee or find 
their own housing. Successful applicants must provide own travel to 
Lihue, Kauai, have a valid drivers license, and be legally eligible to 
work in the U.S. For more information, contact info AT 
kauaiforestbirds.org  To Apply: Applications will be accepted until 
November 1, 2016 and will be reviewed as they are received. Required 
materials include a current CV, cover letter, and contact information 
for three references. Please email applications to (EM: puaiohijobs AT 
gmail.com)  Number of Openings: 6-7.

FIELD ASSISTANT  at Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project / RCUH. Website: 
http://www.kauaiforestbirds.org  Location: Alakai Wilderness and 
Hanapepe, Kauai, Hawaii.  Duration: Nov-Dec 2015 to July 2016.  Job 
Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 1 Nov 2015. Job Description: 
SEASONAL FIELD ASSISTANT for work with the Kauai Forest Bird Recovery 
Project. Our project focuses on a variety of work with three 
critically-endangered endemic Hawaiian songbirds, the Akikiki, Akeke’e 
and Puaiohi that all inhabit the extremely wet, beautiful and rugged 
montane rainforest on the island of Kauai. This is our second field 
season focused primarily on (A) extraction of eggs from Akikiki and 
Akeke’e nests to start a captive breeding program for these two species, 
and (B) controlling rodents in core forest bird habitat. Field Assistant 
will help supervise field crews nest-searching and rat-control efforts, 
as well as search for endangered bird nests, conduct bird surveys, 
vegetation and habitat sampling, mist-net and band birds, and maintain 
rat control grids. Will also enter field and Geogrpahic information 
System (GIS) data, help maintain electronic records and databases, help 
Coordinator develop and present materials for outreach and environmental 
education, and assist with field logistics.  Qualifications: Education: 
High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent. Experience: At least one year 
of (paid or volunteer) experience in biological fieldwork. Experience 
with nest searching and one or more of the following techniques: mist 
netting, banding and collecting blood samples from passerines; 
radio-tracking and re-sighting marked birds; conducting forest bird 
surveys and identifying birds by sight and sound; conducting vegetation 
surveys, quantifying avian food resources. Experience entering data. 
Supervisory experience with small or large crews. Demonstrated 
experience working in remote areas. Abilities/Knowledge/Skills: Working 
knowledge of the principles of avian population ecology and 
conservation. Computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft programs 
(e.g., Excel, Word, Access). Ability to communicate effectively both 
orally and in writing. Must be able to identify individual birds by 
color bands and locate birds by their vocalizations. Proven 
organizational skills. Ability to navigate off-trail in dense forest 
using GPS, compass and maps. Must possess a valid driver’s license and 
maintain throughout duration of employment and be able to drive a 
4-wheel drive vehicle. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must be able to 
complete basic helicopter safety course within twelve (12) months from 
date of hire. Must possess Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to 
obtain and maintain the certificate following the training provided 
within six (6) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration 
of employment). Physical/Medical Requirements: Ability to hike eight (8) 
miles on obscure trails with up to forty (40) pounds unassisted. Must be 
able to live and conduct fieldwork with other crew members in isolated 
field camps under inclement weather conditions for up to ten (10) days 
at a time on a regular basis. May require strenuous physical exertion 
and heavy lifting. Policy and/or Regulatory Requirements: As a condition 
of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies 
and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawaii's 
and/or business entity's policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH's, 
UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable 
State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action 
(including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, 
personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.). Secondary 
Quailifications: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year 
college or university in Biological Sciences. More than two years of 
(paid or volunteer) experience in biological fieldwork. Interest and 
background in forest bird ecology. Experience with most bird research 
techniques described above. Experience sampling insects and plants, and 
controlling invasive plants and animals. Experience working with native 
Hawaiian flora and fauna, especially Hawaiian forest birds, and 
familiarity with local conservation issues. Ability to identify Hawaiian 
forest birds by sight and sound. Familiarity with Geographic Information 
System (GIS) software (ArcGIS 10.x etc.) and database software 
(PostGres, Filemaker Pro, etc). Familiarity with the Alakai Wilderness 
Area, Kauai. Experience performing public outreach/environmental 
education activities.  Compensation: $2300/mo. Regular, full-time, with 
benefits. Housing when not in the field NOT provided. Successful 
applicants must provide own travel to Lihue, Kauai, and be legally 
eligible to work in the U.S. For more information, contact (EM: info AT 
kauaiforestbirds.org)  To Apply: Applications will be accepted until 
November 1, 2016 and will be reviewed as they are received. Required 
materials include a current CV, cover letter, and contact information 
for three references. Please email applications to (EM: puaiohijobs AT 
gmail.com) AND fill out application message on-line at 
http://kauaiforestbirds.org/get-involved/employment1

ISOTOPE ECOLOGIST

at US Geological Survey.  Location: Davis, CA.  Duration: Term (1+ 
years).  Job Type: Post-doc.  Application Deadline: 16 Oct 2015. Job 
Description: Outreach Notice – The U.S. Geological Survey's Forest and 
Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC) is seeking to fill two GS-11 
term biologist/ecologist positions to be based in Davis, CA. These 
positions are both designed to participate in a multi-year project 
investigating the demographic effects of renewable energy-caused 
mortality of wildlife in California. Term Ecologist GS-408-11 The stable 
isotope ecologist will be responsible for preparing samples and 
conducting stable isotope analyses to identify the geographic extent of 
the populations of key species experiencing fatalities at renewable 
energy facilities in California. Write comprehensive written reports and 
write scientific manuscripts for publication in scientific journals. 
*Travel is required as the analyses will be conducted at the Central 
Appalachians Stable Isotope Facility of the University of Maryland 
Center for Environmental Science. The desired candidate will have 
experience conducting, interpreting, analyzing and publishing stable 
isotope analyses in any field; ability to graphically display these data 
(e.g., within a GIS); and experience using software such as R, Excel, 
ArcGis. A strong history of publishing scientific research in 
peer-reviewed journals is preferred.  Qualifications: For details on 
these positions (such as full description of duties, education and 
experience requirements) please see the full vacancy announcements 
listed below. The jobs will be posted on the internet at www.usajobs.gov 
All applicants must apply at this website. Opens: 10/05/2015 Closes: 
10/16/2015 Wildlife Biologist GS-486-11 - Announcement # PAC-2015-0699 
Ecologist GS-408-11- Announcement # PAC-2015-0697 The USGS is an Equal 
Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be based solely 
on merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, 
color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying 
handicap conditions, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factors. 
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with 
disabilities For more information please contact: EARL EMERSON (PH: 
916-278-9399, EM: pacsac1 AT usgs.gov), U.S. Geological Survey - Office 
of Human Resources, 3020 State University Dr East, Suite 2001, 
Sacramento, CA 95819.  Compensation: Salary is GS-11 $30.04/hour.  To 
Apply: The jobs will be posted on the internet at http://www.usajobs.gov 
All applicants must apply at this website.

WILDLIFE DEMOGRAPHER  at US Geological Survey.  Location: Davis, CA.  
Duration: Term (1+ years).  Job Type: Post-doc.  Application Deadline: 
16 Nov 2015.  Job Description: Outreach Notice – The U.S. Geological 
Survey's Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC) is 
seeking to fill two GS-11 term biologist/ecologist positions to be based 
in Davis, CA. These positions are both designed to participate in a 
multi-year project investigating the demographic effects of renewable 
energy-caused mortality of wildlife in California. Term Wildlife 
Biologist GS-486-11 The wildlife biologist will develop, analyze and 
interpret demographic models built for populations of high-priority 
avian and mammalian species killed at renewable energy facilities within 
California. Interact and communicate with a diverse set of stakeholders 
in industry, consulting, government and academia to compile, integrate 
and summarize published and unpublished reports. Write articles or 
portions of articles for popular, technical and/or scientific 
publications for on-going studies or as assigned by supervisor. There 
may be occasional travel 5-7 nights per month. The desired candidate 
will have a strong knowledge of analysis, interpretation and simulation 
of wildlife demography and matrix population models; experience using 
software such as R, MARK, or ArcGIS; and employing Bayesian statistical 
techniques (e.g., BUGS) or coding in C or a similar language. A strong 
history of publishing scientific research in peer-reviewed journals is 
preferred.  Qualifications: These positions will be located in Davis, 
CA. Salary is GS-11 $30.04/hour. For details on these positions (such as 
full description of duties, education and experience requirements) 
please see the full vacancy announcements listed below. The jobs will be 
posted on the internet at www.usajobs.gov All applicants must apply at 
this website. Opens: 10/05/2015 Closes: 10/16/2015 Wildlife Biologist 
GS-486-11 - Announcement # PAC-2015-0699 Ecologist GS-408-11- 
Announcement # PAC-2015-0697 The USGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, fitness, and 
qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, 
marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, 
sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factors. This agency provides 
reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities For more 
information please contact: EARL EMERSON (PH: 916-278-9399, EM: pacsac1 
AT usgs.gov), U.S. Geological Survey - Office of Human Resources, 3020 
State University Dr East, Suite 2001, Sacramento, CA 95819.   
Compensation: Salary is GS-11 $30.04/hour.  To Apply: The jobs will be 
posted on the internet at http://www.usajobs.gov All applicants must 
apply at this website.

GRADUATE ASSISTANT / GRADUATE STUDENT  at Louisiana State University.  
Website: http://www.environmental.lsu.edu/  Location: Baton Rouge, LA.  
Duration: Open.  Job Type: Student.  Job Description: Graduate 
assistantship available for 1 M.S. student starting January 2016, LSU 
Environmental Sciences The principal investigator (PI) is seeking 1 M.S. 
student interested in studying antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in 
songbirds. The student will collect fecal and cloacal samples from birds 
extracted from mist nets in south Louisiana. Samples will be processed 
in a molecular microbiology laboratory using culture-based methods along 
with molecular methods, including polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and 
gel electrophoresis. Student will assist the Louisiana Bird Observatory 
(http://www.braudubon.org/labo/) in the preparation of field supplies 
for the capture and banding of songbirds. Student must be mature, 
responsible, capable of working independently, meticulous, patient, and 
tolerant of early mornings, warm temperatures, and biting insects. 
Tuition is paid, and a stipend of up to $19343 per 12 months will be 
provided for 12 to 24 months starting in January 2016.  Student will 
spend 50% of time in the lab, 25% of time in the field, and 25% of time 
at the computer. Compensation: $19,343 . Academic requirements are a GPA 
of at least 3.0, a GRE score of at least 150 verbal and at least 150 
quantitative, and for international students an internet TOEFL score of 
at least 80. Please email (1) GPA, (2) GRE score, (3) picture of 
transcript (unofficial is acceptable), (4) the names/emails/phone 
numbers for three references, (5) resume, and (6) the code 32748 in the 
subject line to (EM: cnjohnson AT lsu.edu). The PI, Dr. CRYSTAL JOHNSON, 
will evaluate and interview applicants, and finalists will be encouraged 
to submit formal applications to the LSU Graduate School for evaluation 
by the Environmental Sciences department. Applicant must also have 3 
hours of introductory statistics, 3 hours of chemistry, 3 hours of 
introductory biological science for science majors, and 6 hours of 
natural science courses. Incoming students who need to satisfy any 
prerequisite requirements are expected to have taken the appropriate 
courses by the end of the second semester of residency. More information 
can be found at http://www.sce.lsu.edu/profile/crystal-johnson/ and 
http://www.environmental.lsu.edu/.

HAWAII FOREST BIRD RESEARCH VOLUNTEERS  at USGS - PIERC.  Website: 
http://www.usgs.gov/ecosystems/pierc/  Location: Hawaii Island, Hawaii.  
Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 31 Oct 
2015.  Job Description: Hawaii forest bird research volunteers needed: 
Up to 4 banders and 6 nest monitors needed for a long-term demographic 
study of forest birds at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge on 
Hawaii Island conducted by the USGS Pacific Island Ecosystems Research 
Center. Hakalau Forest is one of the most important forest bird 
sanctuaries in Hawaii, supporting large populations of 3 endangered 
species (Akepa, Akiapola’au, and Hawaii Creeper) and 5 additional native 
species (Apapane, Hawaii Amakihi, Hawaii Elepaio, I’iwi, Oma’o). This is 
a unique opportunity to work in an incredibly beautiful forest hosting a 
spectacular bird community, while learning from and contributing to a 
multi-discipline, community-level ecology study of forest birds that is 
strongly focused on gathering information important for their 
conservation. Banders: Duties will include operating mist nets to 
capture and band songbirds at three established sites within the refuge, 
resighting of color-banded birds, managing data, and helping with the 
nest productivity study and a radio telemetry study. Banders are needed 
from mid-February to end of May, 2016. Must have mist net extraction and 
passerine banding experience. Resighting experience of color bands and 
telemetry tracking experience also desired. Nest monitors: Duties will 
include nest searching, monitoring for survival and outcome, managing 
data, and assisting with other aspects of this long-term demographic 
project (there will be opportunities for banding and telemetry 
tracking). Nest monitors are needed from mid-February to mid-June, 2016. 
Preference given to applicants with forest bird nest searching and 
monitoring experience, with resighting experience a plus. Compensation 
for both banders and nest monitors is $1040/month per diem + very nice 
housing provided at both Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge (work 
days) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (days off); transportation 
provided to and from work and for limited shopping. Airfare to Hawaii is 
not included, but airfare reimbursement from Honolulu to Hilo is 
possible. To apply, please send a single PDF including a brief cover 
letter highlighting relevant experience, a resume, and the name, 
address, phone number, and email address of at least 3 references to 
TRACY BORNEMAN, Hawaii Cooperative Studies Unit, (EM:  tracy.borneman AT 
hawaii.edu). Please include the phrase “Hawaii Forest Bird Research 
Technician” in the subject line of your email when applying. 
Applications will be accepted until 31 October 2015, but positions will 
be filled as qualified applications are received.  Qualifications: 
Banders: Must have mist net extraction and passerine banding experience. 
Resighting experience of color bands and telemetry tracking experience 
also desired. Nest monitors: Preference given to applicants with forest 
bird nest searching and monitoring experience, with resighting 
experience a plus. Compensation: Compensation for both banders and nest 
monitors is $1040/month per diem + very nice housing provided at both 
Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge (work days) and Hawaii Volcanoes 
National Park (days off); transportation provided to and from work and 
for limited shopping. Airfare to Hawaii is not included, but airfare 
reimbursement from Honolulu to Hilo is possible.   To apply, please send 
a single PDF including a brief cover letter highlighting relevant 
experience, a resume, and the name, address, phone number, and email 
address of at least 3 references to TRACY BORNEMAN, Hawaii Cooperative 
Studies Unit, (EM:  tracy.borneman AT hawaii.edu). Please include the 
phrase “Hawaii Forest Bird Research Technician” in the subject line of 
your email when applying. Applications will be accepted until 31 October 
2015, but positions will be filled as qualified applications are 
received.  Number of Openings: 10.

HONO O NA PALI SEABIRD MITIGATION PREDATOR CONTROL ASSISTANT  at Hono o 
Na Pali Seabird Mitigation Project.  Website: http://rcuh.com  Location: 
Lihue, Kauai.  Duration: open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application 
Deadline: 15 Oct 2015.  Job Description: Monitors and controls 
non-native invasive vertebrates including feral cats, rats, mice, barn 
owls, and feral pigs in the remote and rugged Hono O Na Pali (HONP) 
Natural Area Reserve. Works under the direction of the HONP Seabird 
Mitigation Predator Control Project Coordinator and the HONP Seabird 
Mitigation Project Specialist. Performs basic construction tasks and 
simple maintenance on tools and vehicles. Operates equipment such as 
Global Positioning Systems (GPS), handheld radios, cameras, etc. 
Operates 4-wheel drive (4WD) trucks or All-Terrain Vehicles. Collects 
various data in the field and enters data into computers. Assists in the 
preparation of simple maps and other tasks related to keeping accurate 
records of the field work accomplished. Lives and works in primitive 
conditions for up to two (2) weeks at time. Occasionally coordinates the 
activities of volunteers in feral animal control, as well as other 
resource management work such as alien plant control. Whenever possible, 
provides supplemental information on distribution and breeding success 
rates of endangered seabirds within the study areas and occasionally 
assists with seabird monitoring work if needed. Qualifications: PRIMARY 
QUALIFICATIONS: A. Education/Training: High School Diploma or G.E.D. 
equivalent. B. Experience: At least two (2) years of work experience 
related to resource management or agriculture with a land management 
agency, company, or with the military relating to field operations (One 
(1) year of college level coursework from an accredited college or 
university in a related discipline (i.e., Biology, Zoology, or related 
Natural Science) may substitute for one (1) year of experience). C. 
Knowledge: Knowledge of native Hawaiian flora and fauna and threats from 
alien species. Working knowledge of the principles of ecology and 
wildlife biology. Working knowledge of safe use of firearms. D. 
Abilities and Skills: Ability to use compass, map, and Global 
Positioning Systems (GPS). Ability to take detailed field notes and 
develop systems for data collection. Ability to lead volunteers and to 
coordinate field projects and data collection. Ability to safely apply 
herbicides. Ability to hunt feral animals using firearms, traps, and 
other prescribed methods. Ability to communicate well orally. Must 
possess a valid driver’s license and maintain throughout the duration of 
employment. May be required to provide a clean driver’s abstract as 
deemed necessary by the job requirements and/or the project. Must be 
able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with manual transmission. If 
personal vehicle will be used for business purpose: Must possess proof 
of personal vehicle insurance and maintain throughout the duration of 
employment. Must also provide the RCUH Human Resources Department with 
driver’s license information and keep current throughout the duration of 
employment. Failure to meet this requirement or falsification of 
documents may result in disciplinary action including and up to 
termination of employment. E. Physical and/or Medical Demands: Ability 
to camp in remote areas and rugged terrain under inclement weather 
conditions for up to ten (10) consecutive days. Ability to hike up to 
twelve (12) miles on irregular terrain with backpacks weighing up to 
fifty (50) pounds unassisted. SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s 
Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in 
Biology, Natural Resources Management, Wildlife Management, or 
Environmental Science with basic/related biology courses. Field work 
with emphasis on feral cat trapping and control with a land management 
agency or a county, State, or Federal program in Hawaii. Previous 
experience monitoring endangered Hawaiian seabirds. Experience using 
remote cameras to monitor threats to endangered seabirds. Experience 
working in and around helicopters. Experience in identification of 
native Hawaiian plants and animals and non-native plants. Handyman 
skills desirable.  Compensation: $2500/month + field per diem.  To 
Apply: APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: All applicants must apply through 
http://www.rcuh.com. Go to Employment>Apply>See Job Announcements and/or 
Apply for a Job and search for Job Opening ID 15594. Please include a 
cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 professional references.

BIRD EDUCATION SPECIALIST  at Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. 
Website: 

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/migratorybirds/about/bird-education-specialist.cfm 

Location: Washington, DC  Duration: 2 years.  Application Deadline: 12 
Dec 2015.  Job Description: The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and 
the National Zoo in Washington, DC are planning an exciting new bird 
exhibit called “Experience Migration” which is due to open spring of 
2021. In addition to lively aviaries representing habitats across the 
Western Hemisphere that are vital to the survival of migratory birds, 
this exhibit will house a discovery room highlighting the science behind 
and reasons for tracking migratory animals. Through participation in 
bird banding demonstrations, hands-on activities and displays featuring 
the latest tracking technologies, visitors to the discovery room will 
learn first-hand how scientists study birds and track their movements 
across the globe. They’ll also see how information gained through this 
research leads to more effective conservation efforts. Tracking 
technologies that may be highlighted include satellite telemetry, 
archival geolocators, and radar imagery. In anticipation of this new 
exhibit, the Migratory Bird Center is eager to hire a two year contract 
Bird Education Specialist who will: 1) lead the establishment of an 
on-site bird banding program at the National Zoo which will offer 
regularly scheduled demonstrations for school groups and the general 
public; 2) assist with the creation of and provide the content expertise 
for a secondary- school curriculum inspired by SMBC bird tracking data; 
3) and assist with the development of displays and informal educational 
programming that will activate the visitor experience in the discovery 
room.  Qualifications: To be considered for this position, candidates 
MUST have considerable experience with mist-netting and banding birds, 
as well as well-rounded knowledge of birds, migration, tracking 
technologies, and relevant conservation issues. Also required are 
excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work 
independently and as a team member. Strong candidates will have 
experience doing bird banding demonstrations with the public, and 
interpreting science for lay audiences. A Bachelor’s degree in biology 
is mandatory and an advanced degree is preferred. A valid driver’s 
license is required. Compensation: $50,000/YR for each of two years.   
To apply: e-mail cover letter, CV and the names and contact information 
for three references to (EM: marrap AT si.edu). Please contact PETE 
MARRA, Head of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center for more information.

INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION PROJECT OFFICER  at American Bird 
Conservancy.  Website: http://www.abcbirds.org  Location: Washington 
DC/N.Virginia.  Duration: open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application 
Deadline: 30 Oct 2015.  Job Description: See 
http://abcbirds.org/about/employment/#job-10248 Title: International 
Conservation Project Officer Supervisor: Vice President of International 
Programs Location: Greater Washington, DC/Northern Virginia area 
Introduction: American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is the Western 
Hemisphere's bird conservation specialist— the only organization with a 
single and steadfast commitment to achieving conservation results for 
birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. We are best known for 
our ability to achieve conservation results for birds, including 
continually advancing solutions to address the most significant 
human-caused sources of bird mortality and population declines. In our 
20-year history, we have established a network of close to 70 nature 
reserves protecting nearly 1 million acres of habitat for the rarest 
birds and planted more than 3 million trees to restore bird habitat on 
degraded lands; and reduced threats to birds from the most dangerous 
pesticides, invasive species, collisions, and more thereby preventing 
the deaths of millions of individual birds. ABC seeks to hire an 
International Project Officer to join our International Program working 
to prevent extinctions of the rarest birds in the Americas. This 
position will be based at ABC's Washington DC or Northern Virginia 
offices, and will involve international travel. Primary Duties:The 
International Project Officer will work with ABC's conservation partners 
abroad to protect habitat and reduce threats for the rarest birds of the 
Americas, as well as to help our partners build their capacity to 
fundraise and manage their institution and protected areas. Project 
activities often include creating new nature reserves and expanding 
existing nature reserves; planting trees, erecting nest boxes, and other 
habitat restoration techniques; developing ecotourism, shade coffee, 
payment for ecosystem service schemes, carbon sequestration and other 
financial mechanisms to support reserve and institutional management; 
community education, outreach and other activities to reduce threats and 
improve local livelihoods to incentivize conservation. The International 
Project Officer regularly communicates with our partners to advance 
project activities as well as traveling to supervise project partners 
and visit project sites –including some of the most spectacular and 
important nature reserves in the Americas. This International Project 
Officer will most likely focus their work on projects in the Andes of 
South America, in countries such as Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, and 
possibly elsewhere. In addition to working with other members of ABC's 
International Program and ABC's partners, the International Project 
Officer will also work closely with ABC's administration, development, 
and communications teams to track projects internally, fundraise, and 
share the results of our work with broader audiences.  Qualifications: 
ABC seeks to fill this position with someone with the following skills, 
attributes, and qualifications: Passion for ABC's mission to conserve 
birds and their habitats. At least three years of conservation 
experience in the Latin America and Caribbean region, or an equivalent 
combination of education and experience. Bachelor's degree or higher in 
conservation or environmental sciences, non-profit management, wildlife 
management, international relations, fundraising, or a related field. 
Previous professional experience working with resident or migratory 
Neotropical birds, particularly in the Andean region, preferred. An 
outgoing, positive, persuasive manner and predisposition for 
collaboration, with ability and comfort to work both independently and 
as part of teams, including with partner conservationists and government 
officials from different countries and cultures. This requires excellent 
writing and presentation skills, as well as fluency in English and 
Spanish. Additional languages, such as Portuguese, may also be useful. 
Well organized with keen attention to detail and results-oriented. 
Ability to manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, the tenacity and 
creativity to solve difficult problems, and an entrepreneurial spirit to 
pursue new conservation opportunities.  To Apply: If you are eager to 
make a positive difference for bird and wildlife conservation and want 
to work with many of the best conservationists across the hemisphere, 
send a single Word or .PDF document containing a brief letter of 
interest and your resume. Please save it using your last name as part of 
the document title – example “Lastname.Resume”, and send the document 
to: (EM: HR AT abcbirds.org). Applications are reviewed on a rolling 
basis, so early application is encouraged.

ALLIANCE FOR ZERO EXTINCTION PROGRAM OFFICER  at American Bird 
Conservancy.  Website: http://www.abcbirds.org  Location: Washington 
DC/N.Virginia.  Duration: open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application 
Deadline: 30 Oct 2015.  Job Description: Title: Alliance for Zero 
Extinction Program Officer Supervisor: Vice President of International 
Programs Location: Greater Washington, DC/Northern Virginia area 
Introduction: American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is the Western 
Hemisphere's bird conservation specialist— the only organization with a 
single and steadfast commitment to achieving conservation results for 
birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. We are best known for 
our ability to achieve conservation results for birds, including 
continually advancing solutions to address the most significant 
human-caused sources of bird mortality and population declines. In our 
20-year history, we have established a network of close to 70 nature 
reserves protecting nearly 1 million acres of habitat for the rarest 
birds and planted more than 3 million trees to restore bird habitat on 
degraded lands; and reduced threats to birds from the most dangerous 
pesticides, invasive species, collisions, and more thereby preventing 
the deaths of millions of individual birds. ABC seeks to hire an 
Alliance for Zero Extinction Program Officer to join our International 
Program working to prevent extinctions of the most threatened birds and 
other species in the world. This position will be based at ABC's 
Washington DC or Northern Virginia offices, and will involve 
international travel to collaborate with stakeholders and partners in 
the UK, Latin America, and possibly elsewhere. Primary Duties: The 
Alliance for Zero Extinction Program Officer will work with ABC's 
conservation partners abroad to coordinate and advance Alliance for Zero 
Extinction (AZE) activities to protect habitat and reduce threats for 
the rarest species in the world. The position is for a minimum of two 
and a half years; and is financed by a Global Environment Facility grant 
as part of a collaborative project between ABC, AZE, BirdLife 
International, UNEP, IUCN, and the governments of Brazil, Chile, and 
Madagascar. The project is entitled: Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE): 
Conserving Earth's Most Irreplaceable Sites for Endangered Biodiversity. 
The AZE Program Officer is also expected to work closely with colleagues 
based at BirdLife, the Convention on Biological Diversity, UNEP, and 
IUCN; along with the Project and AZE Steering Committees, and 
representatives of the governments of Brazil and Chile, among others. 
The AZE Program Officer will be ABC's lead on advancing this project 
with international partners and regularly evaluating and reporting 
results to stakeholders involved. The Program Officer will lead on 
implementation of the following activities: Improve awareness and 
accessibility to AZE data online for relevant decision-makers to 
facilitate inclusion of AZE into important national and global 
conservation plans and policies. Develop and implement at least two 
pilot National AZE Strategies, included into NBSAPs and PoWPA Action 
Plans, and plans developed and adopted for long-term financing and 
sustainability. Develop and share technical guidance documents to inform 
and support incorporation of AZE priorities in the development of 
further NBSAPs and PoWPA Action Plans globally. Strengthen national AZE 
partnerships to enhance use of AZE project outputs to support NBSAP and 
PoWPA processes, national CBD reporting and enhanced AZE site 
conservation through targeted capacity development and outreach 
programs. Other activities as reasonably required to ensure successful 
implementation and evaluation of the AZE project.  Qualifications: 
Position Requirements: ABC seeks to fill this position with someone with 
the following skills, attributes, and qualifications: Ability to work in 
the USA legally, provide legal and proper paperwork confirming work 
status, and successfully pass through the US E-Verify Employment 
screening. Passion for ABC's mission to conserve birds and their 
habitats. Master's degree or equivalent in international biodiversity 
conservation or a related field. At least three years of international 
conservation experience, or an equivalent combination of education and 
experience. Previous professional experience working in Brazil or Chile, 
preferred. Previous professional experience working with Latin American 
governments or multilateral agencies in this region preferred. An 
outgoing, charismatic, positive, persuasive manner and predisposition 
for collaboration, with ability and comfort to work both independently 
and as part of teams, including with partner conservationists and 
government officials from different countries and cultures. This 
requires excellent writing and presentation skills, as well as fluency 
in English and at least Spanish or Portuguese. Additional languages, 
such as French, may also be useful. Proficiency with Microsoft Office 
Suite and a working knowledge of social media and other communications 
tools will be required. Well organized with keen attention to detail and 
results-oriented. Ability to manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, 
the tenacity and creativity to solve difficult problems, and an 
entrepreneurial spirit to pursue new conservation opportunities.  To 
Apply: If you are eager to make a positive difference for bird and 
wildlife conservation and want to work with many of the best 
conservationists across the hemisphere, send your cover letter and 
resume as one document, (either as a PDF or a Word document) to (EM: HR 
AT abcbirds.org).
Subject: Birdjobs -- September 29, 2015
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Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2015 23:04:37 -0400
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PH.D. GRADUATE STUDENT,  Tulane University --   Web Address: 
http://karubian.tulane.edu   Location: New Orleans, LA.   Duration: 
Open.   Job Type: Student.  Job Description: The Karubian lab at Tulane 
University (karubian.tulane.edu) is actively recruiting a PhD student 
interested in conducting dissertation research on social behavior and 
signal evolution of Malurus fairywrens in Australia. For more 
information, please see: 
http://karubian.tulane.edu/research/sexual-selection-and-mating-systems/ 
Qualifications: Relevant research experience in the field, the 
laboratory, or both is required.  Experience with population monitoring 
of wild bird populations, aviary-based experiments, or molecular 
genetics and genomics are particularly valued. Compensation: Graduate 
students are provided with at least five years of support from Tulane in 
the form of a TA-ship (teaching assistantship), contingent on adequate 
progress; fellowships are available for outstanding candidates.   
Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2016.   Interested applicants are 
encouraged to contact Dr. Karubian directly via email before applying.  
Detailed application instructions can be found here: 
http://tulane.edu/sse/eebio/academics/graduate/apply.cfm

PHD GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP – greater sage-grouse response to wildfire 
Location: Department of Fisheries & Wildlife, Oregon State University, 
Corvallis, OR  Position Description: We are seeking a graduate student 
to pursue a PhD in Wildlife Sciences at Oregon State University to study 
the ecology greater sage-grouse in Southeastern Oregon in cooperation 
with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Bureau of Land 
Management.  This position includes 4 years of Graduate Research 
Assistantship funding at approximately $2400/month plus basic medical 
coverage while enrolled and a tuition waiver. The study will focus on 
two primary objectives: (1) response of sage-grouse demography and (2) 
habitat selection to catastrophic wildfire.  Within this framework the 
student is expected to develop an innovative research project including 
a written dissertation as partial fulfillment of the requirements of a 
Ph.D. degree.  The study will build upon a baseline dataset collected 
from 2012-2015.  The study will use GPS transmitters to track female 
sage-grouse year-round, and field work will be required to locate nest 
sites, determine brood survival, and collect vegetation data.     
Qualifications: Applicants must have a Master’s degree in wildlife 
biology, vertebrate ecology or closely related field; a demonstrated 
ability to collect wildlife data in rugged terrain under inclement 
weather in extremely remote landscapes occasionally carrying <30lbs. 
(~70 kg); the ability to interact positively with the general public on 
controversial issues; and a strong interest or experience in landscape 
ecology or spatial ecology.  Preference will be given to applicants with 
a strong quantitative (particularly modeling) background, and experience 
working with avian species in very remote field locations.  The 
successful applicant will be expected to enroll at Oregon State 
University in winter or spring term 2016.  Send cover letter, resume, 
GRE scores, and copies of academic records to Drs. CHRISTIAN HAGEN (EM: 
Christian.hagen AT oregonstate.edu) AND KATIE DUGGER (EM: Katie.Dugger 
AT oregonstate.edu) applications will be accepted through 31 October 
2015 or until a suitable candidate is selected.

RESEARCH SCHOLAR  at National Audubon Society.  Website: 
http://www.audubon.org  Location: TBD.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: 
Permanent.  Application Deadline: 9 Oct 2015.  Job Description: 
Overview: Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting 
birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s 
mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale 
through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation 
action. By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, 
State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory 
flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of 
Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the 
critical habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife 
International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country 
organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas 
around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local 
level. What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots 
network of nearly 500 local chapters, 22 state offices, 41 Audubon 
Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across 
the country. Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity 
Employer (EOE). Position Summary: The National Audubon Society seeks a 
postdoctoral Research Scholar to join the National Science Division and 
work on grassland birds and effects of global change (land-use, 
land-cover and climate) on hemispheric full-annual-cycle conservation. 
The project will be integrated with Audubon’s Climate Initiative 
(www.audubon.org/climate) and ongoing development of Audubon Science’s 
Avian Climate Response (ACR) models in which the Research Scholar will 
play an integral role. Reporting to the Director of Bird Conservation, 
the Scholar will work closely with Division team members over the course 
of two years, beginning in October 2015, although additional funding may 
extend the position through October 2019. S/he will ideally be located 
with other National Science staff, which are embedded within the San 
Francisco or Sacramento offices of the Audubon California state program, 
or work remotely from a mutually agreeable location.  Qualifications: 
Candidates should include a cover letter, resume, contact info for three 
references and also be prepared to provide examples of two 
first-authored papers. Essential Functions: • Effectively work with 
Audubon Science climate modelers, International Alliances Program staff, 
and regional conservation staff to synthesize existing avian datasets 
for grassland birds across annual cycles, including information on key 
habitats and threats including tillage, energy development, and woody 
encroachment, in order to support regional landscape conservation 
planning and design. • Incorporate connectivity across the annual cycle 
through marking projects on selected species conducted with Audubon 
Science scientists or partners with expertise in telemetry and tracking 
studies. • Responsible for coordinating project logistics, including: 
raising grants; hiring, training, and supervising temporary staff; 
traveling to conduct field work; compiling datasets; analyzing data; and 
writing and disseminating results in scientific publications. • As 
needed, conduct fieldwork for studies of wild birds (such as capture, 
marking, and sampling) and ecology studies (bird surveys, land-use 
change studies, population monitoring, and use of advance technologies 
such as GSM telemetry). • Assist with setting up contracts, ordering 
supplies, communicating with collaborators, and other logistical tasks 
as requested by the Director of Bird Conservation. Qualifications and 
Experience: • Ph.D. in Wildlife Sciences, Ecology, or related discipline 
required, as well a proven track record in scientific publication and 
grant writing. • Knowledge of experimental design, field methods, and 
statistical analyses for waterbird and wetland ecology research, 
including occupancy or hierarchical modeling, mark-recapture, and 
agent-based modeling. • Computing skills, including statistical software 
such as R; spatial software such as ArcGIS, Spatial Analyst. • Strong 
quantitative/analytical skills, as well as excellent communication, 
interpersonal, writing (scientific and general), and organizational 
skills. • Professional competence in planning, designing, executing, and 
coordinating research. • Expertise in grassland birds is required, as 
are solid mist-netting and banding skills. • Previous experience with 
managing telemetry and supervisory field crew is preferred. • 
Willingness and ability to perform field work, often occurring under 
difficult environmental conditions (heat and humidity, rain, etc.). • 
Experience in capture, handling, marking, sampling and tracking methods 
is desired. • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, 
applying good judgment used to determine the order of completion of 
work, within a fast-paced environment. Comfort taking initiative and 
working both independently and with a team also necessary. • Fluency or 
proficiency with Spanish language a plus. • Demonstrated interest in 
conservation and the mission of the National Audubon Society. Interested 
applicants please submit application material online at 
http://bit.ly/1Ly8X8n. Contact (EM: jtakekawa AT audubon.org) for more 
information.  To Apply: Candidates should include a cover letter, 
resume, contact info for three references and also be prepared to 
provide examples of two first-authored papers. Interested applicants 
please submit application material online at http://bit.ly/1Ly8X8n. 
Contact (EM:  jtakekawa AT audubon.org) for more information.

FIELD ASSISTANT  at Louisiana Tech University.  Location: Louisiana.  
Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 1 Oct 
2015.  Job Description: Position runs from early December 2015 to the 
end of February 2016. Field assistant will work with State Wildlife 
Biologists and Louisiana Tech University faculty on a research project 
investigating the winter ecology of Henslow’s Sparrows, a threatened 
species, in Louisiana. Research is based in Vernon Unit of the Kisatchie 
National Forest in Southwest Louisiana and Lake Ramsey Wildlife 
Management Area, north of Lake Ponchartrain. Duties will include 
assisting with banding, measuring, and radio-tracking of adult 
sparrows.  Qualifications: Applicants should be physically fit with the 
ability to walk many miles over rough terrain; have full range of 
hearing to follow radio signals; be willing to work independently and 
for long hours in the field; and have a valid driver’s license and their 
own vehicle. Experience handling birds is preferred, but not required. 
Salary is $1500/month and housing is provided. Applications will be 
reviewed as received. Compensation: Salary is $1500/month and housing is 
provided. Applications will be reviewed as received.  To Apply: To 
apply, please e-mail a cover letter stating biological interests and 
professional goals, a CV or resume, and contact information (include 
e-mail address and telephone number) for three references. Send 
applications via e-mail to Dr. TERRI MANESS (EM: tmaness AT latech.edu). 
Please include "Field assistant application" in subject line. Deadline 
for applications is Oct 1, 2015.  Number of Openings: 3.

FIELD CREW LEADER/MS POSITION: Red-Headed Woodpecker ecology,  at 
Virginia Commonwealth University.  Location: AP Hill, Virginia. 
Duration: 7 months and possibly 2.5 years.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Application Deadline: 30 Oct 2015.  Job Description: Dr. Lesley Bulluck 
and Cathy Viverette in the Department of Biology and the Center for 
Environmental Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University are seeking 
applications for a field crew leader/graduate student position to start 
approximately January 15th, 2016. We are seeking applicants with the 
desire to continue research in the theme of these projects in the VCU 
Biology or Environmental Studies MS programs in the Fall of 2016, 
contingent upon admission into the program 
(http://biology.vcu.edu/graduate-program/ms-admission-requirements/). 
The successful applicant will participate in a project assessing RHWO 
non-breeding and breeding ecology and habitat use. The crew leader will 
be responsible for organizing and leading the field effort from February 
through July along with one technician and occasional undergraduate 
technicians from VCU. Field work will take place at Fort A.P. Hill, 
situated approximately mid-way between Richmond and Washington D.C. A 
$1500/month stipend and local housing and transportation will be 
provided during the field season. Competitive teaching assistantships 
and tuition waivers are available upon admission to the VCU Biology MS 
program and support may be available to strong candidates for the 
Environmental Studies MS program. VCU, located in Richmond, VA, is the 
largest public R1 University in Virginia and has an active and diverse 
Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Science faculty that are engaged 
in research around the world. Successful applicants should have a BS in 
biology (or related field), GPA >3.3, GREs >1200, an interest in 
developing quantitative skills, a high level of self-motivation, and 
prior research experience.  Qualifications: This position requires prior 
experience in the field, navigational skills, and tolerance for cold 
winter conditions and wet, hot, buggy coastal plain conditions in the 
summer. Especially desirable skills for the position include prior 
experience mist netting/banding of birds, collecting blood and feather 
samples, and making detailed field observations using binoculars and 
spotting scope (including resighting color bands). Prior experience with 
woodpecker species is preferred, but not mandatory.  Compensation: A 
$1500/month stipend and local housing and transportation will be 
provided during the field season.  To Apply: Interested persons should 
initially email a letter that summarizes their background, educational 
goals, and research interests, along with curriculum vitae (include GPA 
and GRE scores) with contact information for three references to Dr. 
LESLEY BULLUCK (EM: lpbulluck AT vcu.edu). Deadline for applications is 
October 30, but applications will be considered as they are received.  
Number of Openings: Two, one crew leader and one technician.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, VERTEBRATE ANIMAL BEHAVIOR  at Texas A&M 
University, Dept of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences.  Website: 
http://wfsc.tamu.edu/  Location: College Station, Texas.  Duration: 
Tenure-track.  Job Type: Professor.  Application Deadline: 1 Nov 2015.  
Job Description: The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at 
Texas A&M University seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the rank 
of Assistant Professor with a 10-month annual appointment. General 
duties and responsibilities will include developing an active research 
program on aspects of animal behavior that relate to wildlife ecology 
and management, evolutionary patterns and/or other areas of comparative 
biology. Research may be directed at any group of vertebrate animals; 
however, research that would be applicable, but by no means restricted, 
to native or exotic species that reside in Texas would be of particular 
interest. Primary teaching responsibilities will include an 
undergraduate course in ethology in the department and a graduate course 
in the candidate's research specialty. See tx.ag/behavior for additional 
information.  Qualifications: Candidates for this position must have 
earned a Ph.D. in one of the biological sciences, and possess a record 
of scholarship and grantsmanship commensurate with appointment as an 
Assistant Professor. Post-doctoral experience is expected, as is a 
clearly defined research program. Candidates must demonstrate a capacity 
for teaching as evidenced by past teaching experience.  To Apply: Submit 
electronically a single PDF file comprising a CV, statements of teaching 
and research interests, copies of three published papers most 
representative of your program, and contact information for three 
references to Dr. DELBERT GATLIN, Search Committee Chair, Department of 
Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, (EM: d-gatlin AT tamu.edu). Submission 
deadline is November 1, 2015. Applicants may address their ability to 
contribute to the university’s diversity plan 

(http://diversity.tamu.edu/getattachment/Diversity-Plan/Diversity-Plan-2010.pdf.aspx). 


SHORT TERM VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT - Macaws in Argentina  at 
Red-and-Green Macaw Reintroduction Project.  Location: Corrientes, 
Argentina.  Duration: 2 to 6 weeks.  Job Type: Volunteer. Application 
Deadline: 30 Oct 2015.  Job Description: We seek volunteer field 
assistants from September 2015 to April 2016 for a rewilding project of 
the Red and Green Macaw (Ara chloropterus) in the savanna of Iberá, 
Corrientes, Argentina. Volunteer field assistants will work in two 
places: a field site where macaws will be released (Nov 2015) and a 
captive center (near to a town, Paso de la Patria). Volunteer’s 
activities include help with the daily routines of the field site and 
the center as well as with research projects. Duties of the field site 
include introducing the captive macaws to a native diet, monitoring 
their feeding behavior and diet, collecting their native food and 
maintaining their enclosure. Duties of the captive breed center include 
feed macaws, introducing the captive macaws to a native diet, monitoring 
their feeding behavior and diet, collecting their native food and 
maintaining their enclosure. Volunteer field assistants will also be 
involved in the release and post release processes which will include 
VHF monitoring. Activities for the research projects include census of 
cavities, phenology studies and others.  Qualifications: Applicants must 
be responsible, self-disciplined, hard working, self-motivated, tolerant 
of tropical weather and biting insects (mosquitoes, ticks, flies), 
willing to work in a group and able to tolerate rustic living 
conditions. A sense of humor is always appreciated. Compensation: 
Applicants will share a room either in the field site (40 km from 
Ituzaingó) or the center (which is 4 km from the nearest town, Paso de 
la Patria). Applicants with bird handling experience and Spanish 
language skills are preferred but these not required. A minimum stay of 
two (2) months is required, but longer stays are preferable. Volunteer 
field assistants must be a minimum of 18 years old. We provide the 
necessary equipment for the fieldwork activities. Applicants must 
arrange their own transportation to Corrientes or Ituzaingó, Corrientes 
province, Argentina. We charge a fee (USD 50 per week) to cover their 
cost of food, accommodation and internet use (only in the center). 
Applicants from Latin America will have preferences at the selection 
process and also special conditions with the fee, depending on the 
capacity of applicants. To Apply: Send cover letter and resume with 
contact of two references to IGOR BERKUNSKY (EM: igorberkunsky AT 
gmail.com). In the cover letter indicate why you are interest to 
participate with us and your available dates. Individuals interested in 
applying to this position are strongly advised to check the cost of 
flights from their native country to Argentina prior to applying to the 
position. Feel free to email for further information. Close Date; Until 
Filled.  Number of Openings: 3.

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT - MACAWS IN ARGENTINA  at Red-and-Green Macaw 
Reintroduction Project.  Location: Corrientes, Argentina. Duration: 2 
months or longer.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Application Deadline: 30 Oct 
2015.  Job Description: We seek volunteer field assistants from 
September 2015 to April 2016 for a rewilding project of the Red and 
Green Macaw (Ara chloropterus) in the savanna of Iberá, Corrientes, 
Argentina. Volunteers field assistants will work in two places: a field 
site where macaws will be released (Nov 2015) and a captive center (near 
to a town, Paso de la Patria). Volunteer’s activities include help with 
the daily routines of the field site and the center as well as with 
research projects. Duties of the field site include introducing the 
captive macaws to a native diet, monitoring their feeding behavior and 
diet, collecting their native food and maintaining their enclosure. 
Duties of the captive breed center include feed macaws, introducing the 
captive macaws to a native diet, monitoring their feeding behavior and 
diet, collecting their native food and maintaining their enclosure. 
Volunteer field assistants will also be involved in the release and post 
release processes which will include VHF monitoring. Activities for the 
research projects include census of cavities, phenology studies and 
others.  Qualifications: Applicants must be responsible, 
self-disciplined, hard working, self-motivated, tolerant of tropical 
weather and biting insects (mosquitoes, ticks, flies), willing to work 
in a group and able to tolerate rustic living conditions. A sense of 
humor is always appreciated. Applicants with bird handling experience 
and Spanish language skills are preferred but these not required.  
Compensation: Applicants will share a room either in the field site (40 
km from Ituzaingó) or the center (which is 4 km from the nearest town, 
Paso de la Patria). A minimum stay of two (2) months is required, but 
longer stays are preferable. Volunteers field assistants must be a 
minimum of 18 years old. We provide the necessary equipment for the 
fieldwork activities. Applicants must arrange their own transportation 
to Corrientes or Ituzaingó, Corrientes province, Argentina. We charge a 
fee (USD 50 per week) to cover their cost of food, accommodation and 
internet use (only in the center). Applicants from Latin America will 
have preferences at the selection process and also special conditions 
with the fee, depending on the capacity of applicants.  To Apply: Send 
cover letter and resume with contact of two references to IGOR BERKUNSKY 
(EM: igorberkunsky AT gmail.com). In the cover letter indicate why you 
are interest to participate with us and your available dates. 
Individuals interested in applying to this position are strongly advised 
to check the cost of flights from their native country to Argentina 
prior to applying to the position. Feel free to email for further 
information. Close Date; Until Filled.  Number of Openings: 3.

NEOTROPICAL FIELD TECHNICIAN - POINT COUNTS  at UMass, Amherst. 
Location: Belize.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Job 
Description: Enthusiastic, dedicated, and physically fit avian field 
technician needed in the lowland forests of southern Belize from 
approximately 6 Jan until April 7. Data collection activities will 
include point counts, vegetation measurements, and some exposure to 
banding. The work will also include clearing vegetation for many net 
lanes and hiking through a varied landscape. Techs often work 
independently with a local park warden to accomplish assigned goals. 
Applicants should also be prepared to spend long, humid days in the 
forest alongside a stunning diversity of organisms, including chiggers, 
sand flies, botflies, mosquitoes, and venomous snakes. While housing 
will be provided, frequent camping will be required. Qualifications: 
Applicants need to have experience conducting point counts or similar 
surveys in forested habitats, preferably in the tropics. The ability to 
learn many new songs and calls is especially important for success with 
point counts. Applicants unfamiliar with Neotropical species must be 
willing to learn ID prior to arrival. Compensation: Compensation 
includes round-trip airfare to Belize, local transportation, room, 
board, and a monthly stipend.  To Apply: Please send a cover letter 
detailing your relevant experience and reasons for applying along with a 
current CV to BRETT BAILEY (EM: babailey AT eco.umass.edu). Applications 
accepted until position is filled.  Number of Openings: 1 to 2.

BIRD SURVEY TECHNICIAN, FL Panhandle Rooftop Nesting Project  at Audubon 
Florida  Website: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2619/bird-survey-technician%2c-fl-panhandle-rooftop-nesting-project/job 

Location: Between Panama City and Pensacola, FL  Duration: through 
January 2017  Job Type: Permanent  Application Deadline: 23 Oct 2015  
Job Description: In much of Florida, Least Terns (and in some cases 
American Oystercatchers, Gull-billed Terns and Black Skimmers) nest on 
flat, gravel rooftops for lack of sufficient beach-nesting habitat. 
Audubon, in partnership with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation 
Commission (FWC), has pioneered techniques to improve the productivity 
of these roofs, working to “chick proof” them prior to the nesting 
season, and create volunteer support groups to return fallen chicks to 
their rooftop nests. The Technician will be responsible for: surveying 
the Panhandle’s historic rooftop nesting sites to determine whether they 
are active during the nesting season, working to “chick proof” rooftops 
prior to the nesting season, create volunteer support groups to return 
fallen chicks to their rooftop nests, educating building managers and 
rooftop affiliated businesses in regards to rooftop nesting birds and 
coordinating with FWC to manage emergency rooftop repairs during the 
breeding season. This is a full-time, grant funded position through at 
least January 31, 2017 with possibility of extension with subsequent 
grants and will be remotely based between Panama City and Pensacola, 
Florida. Essential Functions: - Determine active/inactive status of 
historic rooftop nesting sites in the Florida Panhandle during nesting 
season. - Conduct outreach to building managers and, where feasible, 
assist building managers with chick-proofing rooftops including 
installation of fencing material on rooftops. - Survey rooftops to 
estimate size and enter data into the Florida Shorebird Database. - 
Recruit, train, schedule and maintain volunteer “chick checkers” to 
support rooftop colonies. - Responsible for the training and supervision 
of seasonal staff. - Collaborate with the Audubon Florida communications 
manager to raise the profile of rooftop nesting bird conservation 
through traditional and new media. - Recognize building owners and 
managers for good stewardship of rooftop colonies. - Manage and enter 
data into Audubon records system and Florida Shorebird Database. - 
Assist with other shorebird conservation and survey efforts and other 
duties as assigned.  Qualifications: Qualifications and Experience: - 
Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field required; Master’s degree 
preferred. - 1-3 years' demonstrated expertise in shorebird and seabird 
identification and performing surveys a must; Least tern species 
management experience strongly preferred. - Superior communication 
skills and demonstrated ability to work independently and with multiple 
stakeholder groups. - Proficient in Microsoft Office applications. - 
Experience recruiting, training, and working closely with volunteers. - 
Comfort working outdoors in various weather conditions, as well as the 
ability to work on rooftops at varying heights and climb ladders. - 
Familiarity with coastal conservation lands of the Florida Panhandle a 
plus. - Willingness and ability to work some weekends and travel 
frequently for work, including 10% overnight travel. - Demonstrated 
commitment to conservation and the mission of the National Audubon 
Society. Compensation: DOE  To Apply: Apply online only.

LEAD BIRD SURVEY TECHNICIAN, AUDUBON/FLORIDA STATE PARKS  at Audubon 
Florida.  Website: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2617/lead-bird-survey-technician%2c-audubon-florida-state-parks/job?mode=view&mobile=false&width=900&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-360&jun1offset=-300 

Location: Panama City, FL.  Duration: Through December 2016.  Job Type: 
Permanent.  Application Deadline: 8 Oct 2015.  Job Description: The Lead 
Bird Survey Technician will be part of a hybrid Audubon-Florida Park 
Service team conducting coastal bird monitoring and management research 
in Florida District 1 State Parks. This position will be responsible for 
leading a field crew of 1-2 seasonal technicians and will include 
identifying, posting, maintaining, and monitoring shorebird nesting and 
brood-rearing locations at Florida State Parks throughout the Florida 
Panhandle as part of a long term management and research project. Focal 
breeding species include snowy plovers, Wilson’s plovers, American 
oystercatchers, least terns and black skimmers. Duties include 
year-round surveys of non-breeding shorebird and seabirds species 
observed in the study area, with a focus on piping plovers and red 
knots. Duties also include capturing, banding and re-sighting snowy 
plovers, Wilson’s plovers and American oystercatchers. Other duties may 
include conducting disturbance observations, conducting predator 
tracking surveys, data entry, working with volunteers and interacting 
with the public for education and outreach as part of a Bird Steward 
program. This is a full-time, grant funded opportunity until December 
2016 and will be remotely based out of the D1 office, St. Andrews State 
Park, Panama City, Florida. Essential Functions: Working under the 
Project Specialist, the Lead Technician oversee a field crew in the 
following tasks: - Posting, roping and flagging, maintaining and 
monitoring shorebird nesting and brood-rearing habitat at Florida State 
Parks in the Florida Panhandle; - Conducting surveys of non-breeding 
shorebirds and seabirds in the study area, with an emphasis on piping 
plovers and red knots; - Capturing and banding chicks & adults of snowy 
plover, Wilson's plover and American oystercatcher; - Re-sighting banded 
individuals frequently by spotting scope and tripod; - Placing and 
maintaining Reconyx wildlife cameras at nest locations; - Conducting 
disturbance observations and predator tracking surveys; - Entering data 
regularly into the Florida Park Service & Florida Shorebird Databases; - 
Completing activity log submittals, equipment maintenance and materials 
procurement; - Recruiting, training and managing a base of volunteers; - 
Engaging in public outreach; and - Communicating regularly and 
maintaining a good working relationship with the Florida Park Service 
staff.  Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree in Biology, Natural 
Resources, Wildlife Biology, Zoology or related field; Master's degree 
preferred. - 2-3 years' demonstrated experience with shorebird 
identification, surveying, locating nests, banding and re-sighting 
banded shorebirds is a must. - Focus in avian research and conservation. 
- Excellent verbal communication skills required; must be comfortable 
working with the general public to teach about beach-nesting birds. - 
Demonstrated experience leading and training field crews or similar 
projects or initiatives required. Proficient with digital camera, Garmin 
GPS, Basecamp & Google Earth, ArcMap, and Microsoft Office applications, 
to include Word, Excel and Access. - Valid driver's license is required; 
proficiency towing trailers, operating all-terrain vehicles and boats is 
required. - This position requires walking up to 7 miles in soft sand 
while carrying field equipment; applicant must have the ability to pass 
a moderate pack test. - Willingness to work irregular hours as well as 
in in variable conditions to include the cold, strong winds, rain and 
storms, heat, and high humidity. Biting insects will be prevalent 
throughout the season.  Compensation: Dependent on experience.  To 
Apply: Apply online only.

MS ASSISTANTSHIP IN BURROWING OWL ECOLOGY  at New Mexico State 
University.  Website: http://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/fws/  Location: Las 
Cruces, NM.  Duration: 2 1/2 years.  Job Type: Student. Application 
Deadline: 23 Oct 2015.  Job Description: The Department of Fish, 
Wildlife and Conservation Ecology at New Mexico State University has an 
opening for a motivated student to fill a MS assistantship in Burrowing 
Owl ecology and management to assess the success of a Burrowing Owl 
translocation program in Phoenix Arizona. This is a collaborative 
project between New Mexico State University, the Global Owl project, 
Wild At Heart and the USFWS. Duties will include using VHF radio 
telemetry to assess the movements, dispersal, fates, and survival rates 
of translocated and control owls, trapping and banding owls at control 
sites for mark-recapture, and assisting with the translocation process. 
Long-hours in the field are required. The position will start in January 
2016. Qualifications: BS in Wildlife, ecology or related field. The 
ideal candidate will have previous experience with VHF radio telemetry, 
working with raptors, and have strong communication skills. Demonstrated 
skills in GIS would also be an asset.  Compensation: $21,500/yr 
Out-of-state tuition waiver.  To Apply: Please send a single email file 
attachment that includes: a cover letter that indicates your 
qualifications for the position, a resume, names and contact information 
for 3 professional references, copies of all transcripts (unofficial are 
acceptable), and GRE scores and percentiles to MARTHA DESMOND, 
Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology, New Mexico State 
University (EM: mdesmond AT nmsu.edu). Applications will be reviewed as 
they are received.

SPATIAL ECOLOGIST  at National Audubon Society.  Website: 
http://www.audubon.org  Location: TBD.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: 
Permanent.  Job Description: Overview: Now in its second century, 
Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the 
habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird 
conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education 
and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its 
network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in 
the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will 
bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and 
threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. 
And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 
100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of 
Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions 
they take at a local level. What defines Audubon’s unique value is a 
powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 22 state 
offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, 
and 700 staff across the country. Audubon is a federal contractor and an 
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Position Summary: Reporting to 
Audubon's Chief Scientist, the Spatial Ecologist is a member of the 
National Conservation Science Division and has the responsibility for 
helping to conceive and execute analyses that help the group fulfill its 
core responsibilities. These include: • Describing patterns of bird 
distribution and abundance throughout the annual cycle and the processes 
that shape those patterns; • Identifying conservation targets and 
prioritizing conservation efforts from biological and sociological 
perspectives; and • Providing scientific justification, study design, 
and analyses for projects that engage the public in science. Essential 
Functions: • Collaborate on spatial analyses to describe changes in bird 
populations through space and time; • Analyze and prioritize 
conservation efforts in a spatial context; • Curate diverse spatial 
data; • Assist with design and spatial analysis of Citizen Science 
projects; • Contribute to peer-reviewed publications and grant-writing 
in support of projects; and • Provide cartographic support for emerging 
projects.  Qualifications and Experience: • M.S. in ecology, geography, 
spatial ecology or conservation-related field required; Ph.D. is 
preferred. • Excellent GIS skills, particularly with ArcGIS products, 
including ArcPy • Demonstrated ability to: manipulate data and script 
analyses in R, and/or Python; clearly frame research questions, design 
studies, and implement analyses; as well work both independently and in 
a team-based environment. • A self-starter, one who can think creatively 
about connections between birds, places, and people. • Excellent oral 
and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills 
and the ability to work with a variety of audiences. • Demonstrated 
experience dealing with data, metadata, and support documentation, as 
well as developing web-based cartographic tools, likely using 
JavaScript. • Strong preference will go to candidates with the 
following: o Expertise in ornithology, especially birds of North 
America; o Knowledge of the birding community; o Past participation in 
Christmas Bird Count or Breeding Bird Survey; o Experience in Important 
Bird Areas process or site conservation; o Experience developing 
web-based cartographic tools; and o Technical background with Linux, 
automating cartographic production, Tableau and visual analysis of 
multivariate data, relational databases and spatial extensions 
(specifically PostgreSQL and PostGIS), familiarity with relevant 
datasets, such as eBird, Protected Areas Database, and Land Cover data, 
and/or demonstrated experience with Zonation, Marxan, or other 
conservation prioritization software.  To Apply: Please apply online at 
http://bit.ly/spatialecologistaudubon

PROJECT MANAGER/WILDLIFE BIOLOGY CONSULTANT  at Western EcoSystems 
Technology (WEST), Inc.  Website: http://www.west-inc.com/ Location: 
Texas, Oklahoma, or New Mexico  Duration: open  Job Type: Permanent  
Application Deadline: 24 Oct 2015.  Job Description: WEST is seeking 1-2 
experienced individuals with expertise in environmental consulting and 
wildlife to serve as project managers and wildlife biologists within the 
Texas-Oklahoma-New Mexico region. Successful candidates will be 
responsible for managing wildlife studies throughout the region, 
including leading and organizing pre-construction surveys and 
post-construction fatality monitoring for wind energy projects. Primary 
responsibilities of the position(s) will include conducting day to day 
administration of projects, training field technicians, setup of field 
studies, preparing reports, quality assurance of data, conducting field 
studies, marketing WEST’s capabilities, and obtaining contracts with 
various industry and government organizations. WEST is a nationally 
recognized ecological and statistical consulting firm, with offices 
located across the country. WEST provides environmental and statistical 
consulting services and contract research nationally and internationally 
to industry, government, and private organizations. We offer clients a 
unique combination of field ecology and statistics to help solve 
on-going and contemporary natural resource problems. WEST is an equal 
employment opportunity employer. Our objective is to recruit, employ, 
pay, and promote employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, 
sex, or national origin. WEST encourages all qualified veterans, 
qualified disabled veterans, and qualified individuals with disabilities 
to apply. Such individuals will receive consideration for employment and 
will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.  
Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications—There are four primary 
qualifications sought for the position(s): 1) interpersonal skills, 2) 
wildlife biology technical knowledge, 3) writing skills, and 4) project 
management/organizational skills. Generally, applicants must be willing 
and able to travel, have strong interpersonal and communication skills, 
strong scientific technical skills, and possess time management and 
organizational skills. Applicants must be able to work independently or 
with other professionals and be a participant in a positive work 
environment. Applicants should demonstrate the ability to follow 
instructions from managers, interact effectively with coworkers and 
clients, and be able to accept guidance and constructive criticism. 
Successful candidate(s) must be competent writers with the ability to 
pay attention to detail and accurately report the scientific methods and 
results of field studies. Successful candidate(s) must be able to 
supervise others and meet deliverable targets and deadlines. A 
Bachelor’s degree or higher in biological studies, natural resources, 
wildlife management, wildlife biology or equivalent degree is required. 
Demonstration of ability to work on biological field studies is needed. 
Desired Qualifications—A graduate degree in a wildlife-related field, as 
well as a minimum of 5 years of experience in environmental consulting 
are desired. It is also desired that successful candidate(s) possess 
previous project management experience, including previous marketing, 
budgeting, and proposal writing experience, professional scientific 
experience, and a track record of maintaining positive relationships 
with clients or stakeholders. Avian and/or bat ecology are the primary 
areas of technical expertise sought, but experience in wetland 
delineation, plant identification, or other areas of ecology potentially 
of interest to commercial clients is beneficial. Valid driver’s license 
is required upon submission of resume. Investigation into driving record 
will be conducted upon hire. Driving record must meet standards set to 
operate motor vehicle on behalf of WEST. Background check will be 
conducted on final candidates. Employment conditions will require drug 
testing and candidates must be able to pass drug screening criteria.  
Compensation: The salary for the position(s) is highly competitive and 
is dependent on experience. WEST will also provide retirement, paid 
vacation and holidays, and health insurance.  To Apply: To apply: visit 
the career section of our web site at: www.west-inc.com and follow the 
posted instructions for application submission. EMAIL APPLICATIONS WILL 
NOT BE ACCEPTED. Applications which do not include the following three 
elements may not be considered. To apply for this position follow the 
instructions below: Include in ONE (not separate attachments) .doc or 
.pdf file the following: (System allows only for ONE attachment so 
resume, cover letter, and references must be incorporated into ONE file) 
1. Cover letter stating why you are the best candidate for this position 
2. Current Resume 3. Three references with phone numbers and email 
addresses  Number of Openings: 1-2.

FIELD ASSISTANT IN PANAMA  at  Location: Central Panama.  Duration: 
Approximately 6.5 months.  Job Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 7 
Nov 2015.  Job Description: Fieldwork in Panama on a project assessing 
the influence of environmental conditions on the reproductive ecology 
and demography of understory tropical birds. Fieldwork will include but 
not be limited to: mist-netting, drawing blood under time constraint, 
banding and resighting color-banded birds, conducting arthropod and 
fruit surveys, foraging observations, locating and monitoring nests and 
fledglings. There may also be opportunities to acquire skills and assist 
in lab work (metabolite assays, etc.). This work is in collaboration 
with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the Smithsonian 
Tropical Rese