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Subject: Birdjobs -- January 17, 2017
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:12:51 -0500
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EDUCATION ASSISTANTS/INTERNS  at National Audubon Society.  Website: 
http://www.audubon.org/careers  Location: Bremen, Maine.  Duration: Two 
Positions: 1) from May 25th to third or preferably fourth week in 
August, and 2) from May 25th to October 31st.  Job Type: Intern. Number 
of Openings: 2.  Job Description: Overview: This is a wonderful 
experience on the Maine coast in both field biology and environmental 
education and interpretation, working with seasoned Audubon 
professionals as well as the general public, on an 
internationally-recognized seabird restoration project. You will 
essentially be an “ambassador” for Audubon and conservation while 
narrating boat trips out to a restored Puffin and Tern colony, and in 
our Project Puffin Visitor Center in Rockland, etc. If you like the 
ocean and seabirds and sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm, this may 
be for you. Location: Bremen, Maine (base camp), Rockland, Maine, and 
two+ weeks living and working in primitive conditions on an 
Audubon-managed seabird nesting island in Maine, 5 to 20 miles offshore. 
Two Positions: 1) from May 25th to third or preferably fourth week in 
August, and 2) from May 25th to October 31st. Position Overview: The 
first two to three weeks of this position will be spent at a seabird 
nesting island where the intern will participate in the research on 
Atlantic Puffins, Arctic and Common Terns, etc. This time will serve as 
an immersion in true field biology and an introduction to National 
Audubon Society's Seabird Restoration Program, and your work will be 
defined by the island supervisor. Upon return to mainland base, there 
will be a training period for the boat tour naturalist duties. (National 
Audubon Society cooperates with two different private boat tour 
operators who offer seabird and puffin-viewing tours to the general 
public.) Interns will then spend the bulk of their time both on the tour 
boats, which operate approximately 13 total trips per week, and in 
Rockland at the Project Puffin Visitor Center (PPVC). Hours at the PPVC 
are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for Wednesdays, when the hours are from 10 
a.m. to 7 p.m. Interns will spend approximately two days a week at the 
PPVC. Positions are 35-40 hours per week. Primary Duties: As 
naturalist-educator, the intern will identify seabirds and marine 
mammals seen on the tour boats, and provide information on seabird 
natural history, seabird restoration, ecology of the Gulf of Maine, and 
human history of the area as it relates to seabirds on the islands. 
Duties at the PPVC include greeting the public, interpreting display 
materials and exhibits, operating the cash register and working in the 
gift store, organizing inventory, cleaning, etc. When not narrating or 
working at the PPVC, regular everyday duties will include preparation of 
teaching materials, and assisting with important logistical support, 
such as conducting daily conversations with island field stations, 
shopping, packing, driving, organizing, cleaning, etc. Creativity is 
encouraged in the making of displays, teaching methods, etc.  
Qualifications: Individual must be seaworthy! If you get sea sick, this 
job is not for you. Also, you should possess a B.S. or B.A. in 
conservation education, interpretation, or biology; OR be an 
undergraduate with related experience, such as a keen interest in birds, 
and in working with the public. Ability to run an electronic cash 
register and credit card machines. Career goals should be an eventual 
position in conservation education or interpretation. Applicants must 
have a valid driver's license. (A reliable vehicle is desirable, but not 
required.) A good pair of binoculars, however, is required equipment. 
Seabird Island requirements in Early June: You will be living on a 
wildlife sanctuary island, 5-20 miles offshore, and you will be sleeping 
in a tent of your own supply, and working in challenging physical 
conditions which will include cold weather, possible rain, fog and wind. 
There is a cabin on each island for eating, computer work, socializing, 
etc. Daily schedules begin fairly early in the morning and often you 
will be spending 3 hours at a time sitting in a very small bird blind 
making observations and taking notes. The ability to get along with a 
diverse array of personalities during this time is key. Physical 
Requirements: Must be able to lift 40 pounds. Physically agile to 
navigate uneven ground surfaces on offshore islands, and in getting in 
and out of small boats. Not prone to seasickness. Knowledge of 
equipment: Must be experienced in using binoculars, laptop computers for 
entering research data.  Compensation: Weekly stipend of approximately 
$262 plus room and groceries (a private room with shared kitchen and 
bath at the Project mainland base in Bremen, ME) and worker's 
compensation insurance coverage. Mileage will be paid for business use 
of a personal vehicle if required. Perk: Ability to take occasional 
natural history programs at the adjacent Hog Island Audubon Camp, which 
runs residential programs through the summer. To Apply: Email Education 
Coordinator PETE SALMANSOHN (EM: psalmansohn AT audubon.org) The 
positions will soon be posted on the National Audubon Society career 
center webpages and all applicants seriously interested in applying must 
go through this formal process. http://www.audubon.org/careers

NORTHERN SPOTTED OWL MONITORING INTERNSHIP  at Point Blue Conservation 
Science.  Website: http://www.pointblue.org  Location: Marin County, 
CA.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Intern. Application Deadline: 23 Jan 
2017.  Job Description: Intern needed to assist in the Northern Spotted 
Owl monitoring project at Point Blue Conservation Science (formerly 
PRBO) on the California coast, in Marin County. We have been studying 
this dense breeding population of Northern Spotted Owls since 1997. 
Fieldwork includes determining site occupancy, nesting status, and 
reproductive success. The intern will participate in inventory surveys 
at new locations, monitor long-term sites, and will also be responsible 
for data entry. The intern will become proficient in field protocols for 
monitoring Spotted Owls, orienteering, and owl identification. The 
intern will also become familiar with current conservation topics, 
including climate-smart principles, via weekly paper discussions and 
presentations. Any use of personal vehicles for field work will be 
reimbursed. The intern is needed from March 6 to June 30. Local housing 
is provided. This is a voluntary training position that includes a 
stipend to offset living expenses while on the project ($1200 per month, 
gross).  Qualifications: A strong interest in birds and conservation, 
self-motivation, a sense of humor, and the desire to spend long hours in 
the field and office are required. The field schedule is variable and 
involves working at night and during the day. Applicants should have 
good hearing abilities, and have the ability to traverse long distances 
through steep and uneven terrain with some poison oak. Participants must 
be able to work independently as well as with a partner. A functioning 
pair of binoculars is required. Applicants will need a driver's license, 
a personal vehicle, and current proof of insurance (preference may be 
given to applicants with AWD or 4WD).  Compensation: Local housing is 
provided. This is a voluntary training position that includes a stipend 
to offset living expenses while on the project ($1200 per month, 
gross).  To Apply: Submit applications via email including a letter of 
interest describing previous experience with field research, a resume, 
and contact information for three references to RENÉE CORMIER (EM: 
rcormier AT pointblue.org; PH: 415-868-0655 ext. 416). 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.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS at University of Massachusetts Amherst. 
 Location: 
Montague, Massachusetts.  Duration: 1 month: April 29th to late May.  
Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2.  Application Deadline: 01 
Mar 2017.  Description: Field technicians (2) needed April 29th to 
late-May to assist with a long-term study on the ecology and 
conservation of Prairie Warblers in an actively managed pitch pine-scrub 
oak ecosystem located in Montague, Massachusetts (see 
http://mikeakresh.weebly.com/research.html). Pitch pine-scrub oak 
barrens are a unique ecosystem that provides habitat for a distinct 
wildlife community, including Whip-poor-wills and Hognose Snakes. Tasks 
will include re-sighting color-banded birds, territory mapping, and 
assisting with target mist-netting and banding. Work schedule will be 
8-10 hours a day, with early mornings, 6 days a week. Applicants will be 
working at times in very dense, shrubby vegetation, in cold and wet, or 
hot and sunny, conditions. Qualifications: We prefer applicants with 
previous re-sighting experience with color-banded passerine birds, or 
otherwise applicants highly experienced with birding quick-moving 
passerines in dense shrubs and tall 30-m trees. Applicants must have a 
strong work ethic, be able to work independently, and be in very good 
physical condition.  Compensation: A stipend will be provided, 
approximately $400-500/week DOE. Housing is not provided, however 
housing can be found nearby in Greenfield or in the UMass, Amherst area 
(20 minutes from study site).  To Apply: Please send a cover letter, 
resume/CV, and contact information (name, phone number, and email 
address) for 3-4 references to MIKE AKRESH (EM: mike.akresh AT 
gmail.com). Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2017 or more 
likely until positions are filled.

NORTHERN SPOTTED OWL MONITORING TECHNICIAN  at Point Blue Conservation 
Science.  Website: http://www.pointblue.org  Location: Marin County, 
CA.  Duration: 4.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 23 
Jan 2017.  Job Description: Technician needed from March 1 to July 15, 
2017 to assist in the Northern Spotted Owl monitoring project at Point 
Blue Conservation Science (formerly PRBO) on the California coast, in 
Marin County. We have been studying this dense breeding population of 
Northern Spotted Owls since 1997. Fieldwork includes determining site 
occupancy, nesting status, and reproductive success at long-term sites 
and at new locations. The technician is also responsible for data entry 
and verification. The technician will work closely with the project 
leader and an intern, but much of the work will be independent. 
Compensation is $15/hour, including overtime pay according to California 
State law. Overtime hours will be a regular part of this position. Field 
housing is provided. Any use of personal vehicles for work will be 
reimbursed.  Qualifications: Previous experience working with spotted 
owls is highly desirable; applicants with extensive avian fieldwork 
experience will also be considered. The position requires driving 
four-wheel-drive vehicles on fire roads at night and navigating steep 
terrain to access survey sites. Orienteering skills, including the use 
of maps, compass, and handheld GPS units, are essential. Applicants 
should have good hearing abilities, and have the ability to traverse 
long distances through steep and uneven terrain with some poison oak. A 
strong interest in birds and conservation, self-motivation, a sense of 
humor, and the desire to spend long hours in the field and office are 
required. The field schedule is variable and involves working at night 
and during the day. Participants must be able to work independently as 
well as with a partner. A functioning pair of binoculars is required. 
Applicants will need a driver's license, personal vehicle, and current 
proof of insurance (preference may be given to applicants with AWD or 
4WD).  Compensation: Compensation is $15/hour, including overtime pay 
according to California State law. Overtime hours will be a regular part 
of this position. Field housing is provided.  To Apply: Application 
period is open until position is filled. Submit applications via email 
including a letter of interest describing previous experience with field 
research, a resume, and contact information for three references to 
RENÉE CORMIER (EM: rcormier AT pointblue.org; PH: 415-868-0655 ext. 
416). If interested in also being considered for our internship 
position, please note that in your cover letter.

AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANT  at Dalhousie University.  Location: Cape Breton 
Highlands National Park.  Duration: 5-6 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2017.  Job Description: Assistant works 
alongside a masters student to continue Bird Studies Canada point counts 
on North Mountain in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Typical day 
involves a sunrise start, driving 15 minutes to the field site (a 20km2 
grassland/riparian zone with tree islands in close proximity to the 
Cabot Trail). Assistant conducts point counts alone using distance 
sampling, micro-habitat identification and recording 
Black-and-white-warbler calls to determine mating status. Fieldwork may 
involve encounters with wildlife such as moose, coyotes. Goal of the 
study: assess if forest birds, specifically ruby-crowned kinglets and 
black-and-white warblers are adapting to the moose-browsed grassland. 
Qualifications: Looking for an energetic, enthusiastic person with 
avian/ ecology skills, specifically bird identification by sight/sound 
and fieldwork experience. Must be okay with early mornings (coffee!), 
have a G licence, comfortable working alone (close proximity to other 
field technician), and working 6-7 hour days up to 7 days in a row. Past 
experience in remote locations and basic understanding of point counts 
are beneficial. Must be available to learn bird identification (can be 
done from home) 2 weeks in advance of start date.  Compensation: 
Accomodation at Big Interval Field Station in Cape Breton Highlands 
National Park (full kitchen, indoor shared bathroom/living space). Large 
front lawn, 15 minute walk to waterfall and trails/ 15 minute drive to 
grocery/ field sites.  To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to 
EM: M.Alexander AT dal.ca)

RAPTOR COUNTING-IDENTIFICATION TRAINING COURSE  at Pronatura Veracruz.  
Website: http://www.pronaturaveracruz.org  Location: Veracruz Mexico.  
Duration: 10 days (March 20th to 30th 2017).  Job Type: Temporary.  
Number of Openings: 10 Application Deadline: 7 Mar 2017.  Job 
Description: The Veracruz River of Raptors invite to any enthusiastic 
birder/ornithologist to the Raptor Counting-Identification Training 
Course in Veracruz Mexico, the goal of this course is give tools for 
people interested in participate in the Veracruz River of Raptors 
Project (well known as the biggest raptor migration corridor in the 
planet with season counts up to 4 million raptors during the Fall and 16 
migratory raptors species) or participate in any other migratory 
corridor in North America. Plus enjoying a life experience.  
Qualifications: Anybody willing to tolerate hit, mosquitoes, share room, 
and enjoy delicious gastronomy of the Mexican cousin,willing to learn 
about raptor migration. Lifers in the area are a free plus like Toucans, 
Wrens and local Raptors like Short-tailed Hawk or Aplomado Falcon.  
Compensation: The fee is $1800 that include: lodging in a local house, 
food, and transportation to the site from the Veracruz International 
Airport. A part of this contribution will help to support Pronatura 
Veracruz, a Mexican NGO that protects wildlife and ecosystems of global 
importance in Mexico.  To Apply: email to Kashmir Wolf if you are 
interested, in subject line write, Training course 2017 with your name 
to (EM: rioderapaces AT pronaturaveracruz.org)and read the document in 
the following link to get a full description. 
http://pronaturaveracruz.org/PDFs/Doc_Info_2017.pdf

SPRING MIGRATION BANDING AND EDUCATION INTERNS at Smithsonian Migratory 
Bird Center.   
Location: Matagorda County, TX.  Duration: 13 March to 13 May 2017.  Job 
Type: Intern.  Number of Openings: 2.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 
2017. Description: Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center is seeking a 
BANDING INTERN and EDUCATION INTERN for a high volume spring migration 
site on the Texas Gulf Coast. This is an opportunity to collect 
important data on Nearctic-Neotropical landbird migrants at a stopover 
hotspot along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico. We will also be 
conducting outreach and education with local schools. BANDING INTERN 
will gain experience extracting songbirds from mist-nets and bird 
identification as well as entering and proofing data at a high volume 
migration site. EDUCATION INTERN will assist in bird banding 
demonstrations, classroom visits, and educational games/activities with 
school groups of varying age in the Matagorda area. Education will 
emphasis the importance of the Gulf Coast habitat in bird migration.  
Qualifications: BANDING INTERN must have experience operating mist nets, 
extracting, processing, and ageing/ sexing of songbirds. Additional 
responsibilities will include data entry and proofing, assisting with 
education and outreach, and ensuring proper care and maintenance of 
banding gear and living facilities. EDUCATION INTERN must be proficient 
in independent operation of mist nets, extracting, processing, 
aging/sexing of songbirds, and have experience with education and 
outreach. Additional responsibilities will include data entry and 
proofing and ensuring proper care and maintenance of banding gear and 
living facilities. Candidates for both positions will be expected to 
work long hours in the field six to seven days a week. Candidates must 
be able to handle hot-humid conditions, lots of mosquitoes, and a few 
venomous snakes with a good attitude. All applicants must be available 
for the full duration of the project, have a valid driver's license, and 
have their own reliable vehicle to travel to the site.  Compensation: A 
stipend of $425/week for will be provided along with comfortable housing 
at the site.  To Apply: Send the following as one document: 1) a letter 
of interest highlighting your dates of availability and relevant 
experience, 2) a CV and 3) the names and contact information for three 
references that can attest to your experience and suitability for this 
position. Send application materials as one document to TIM GUIDA (EM: 
GUIDAT AT SI.edu). Please put SPRING MIGRATION as the subject line of 
your email application. Review of applications will begin immediately 
and continue until the positions are filled.

GREATER SAGE-GROUSE CREW LEADERS, TECHNICIANS, AND INTERNS at U.S. 
Geological Survey.    Location: Nevada.  
Duration: 5 months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: 20.  
Application Deadline: 29 Jan 2017.  Description: US Geological Survey 
(USGS), in cooperation with Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and 
Idaho State University (ISU), is seeking to fill multiple positions for 
Crew Leaders, Technicians, and Interns to conduct avian biological 
surveys primarily targeted at greater sage-grouse at multiple study 
sites across Nevada and California. Primary duties may include capture 
and handling of sage-grouse, lek counts, radio telemetry monitoring, 
nest videography, habitat sampling, avian predator surveys, data entry 
and management, and other biological surveys as needed. Work hours will 
be irregular and include nights and early mornings, as well as weekends. 
The Nevada landscape is beautiful but rugged and challenging to work in. 
Temperature extremes can range from well below freezing to above 100 
degrees F, and inclement weather is always a possibility. These 
temporary, full-time appointments are scheduled to last from the first 
week of March through the beginning of August, with the potential for 
employment to extend depending on funding and performance. Primitive 
field housing will be provided, and successful applicants will be 
required to stay on site during work periods.  Qualifications: B.S. 
degree in a natural resource field preferred although experienced 
undergraduates are encouraged to apply for intern positions. U.S. 
citizen with valid driver's license required. Successful applicants must 
possess the ability to hike long distances over rough terrain often in 
inclement weather (snow, rain, hail, high winds). Ability to take 
direction and work independently, strong work ethic, a willingness to 
learn and a desire to gain experience while maintaining enthusiastic 
attitude and good communication with field supervisor is essential for 
all positions. Prior experience driving ATVs/4x4 vehicles over rough 
terrain is also preferred for all positions. Crew Leaders: We are 
seeking individuals with extensive experience working on 
wildlife-related field research projects, previous experience with 
animal capture and handling and radio-telemetry, and strong 
interpersonal communication skills. Prior supervisory experience, or 
demonstrated potential for supervising field crews, is preferred. 
Technicians: Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated 
experience assisting with wildlife field research. Previous experience 
with animal capture and handling and radio-telemetry are also preferred. 
Interns: Internships will be offered to applicants that can demonstrate 
a passion for wildlife ecology, a willingness to learn new techniques 
and work as part of a team, and a desire to work hard in a remote but 
beautiful field setting. Previous field experience is desirable, but not 
required. Compensation: Crew Leaders: ($2400/mo) Technicians: ($2000/mo) 
Interns ($900/mo living stipend).  To Apply: Please submit a cover 
letter, resume, and contact information for three references in a single 
word document saved with applicant's last name to: (EM: rkelble AT 
usgs.gov and jpseverson AT usgs.gov). Please indicate in your cover 
letter if you would prefer Crew Leader, Technician, or Intern positions, 
and if you are not interested in one or more positions. Cover letters 
and correspondence may be addressed to REBECCA KELBLE and JOHN SEVERSON. 
Please include "Greater Sage-grouse position" in the subject line. 
Positions will be filled as successful applicants are identified, and 
interested applicants should submit applications as soon as possible.

RUSTY BLACKBIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN at The Ohio State University. 
 
Location: Ohio & Michigan.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 05 Feb 2017.  Description: 
One field technician is needed from March 8th to May 9th to assist with 
a Master's project examining the habitat use and migratory stopover 
ecology of Rusty Blackbirds. The research will take place in wetlands of 
western Lake Erie, at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and Detroit River 
International Wildlife Refuge. The technician will assist with capture 
and banding of Rusty Blackbirds, and subsequent telemetry tracking using 
both handheld units and automated telemetry towers. The technician will 
also perform vegetation surveys throughout the field season.  
Qualifications: Applicants must have a strong work ethic, be willing to 
work long hours in the field, pay close attention to detail, be able to 
work well independently, have a valid driver's license, and be able to 
maintain a positive attitude while working long and sometimes tedious 
hours in cold and wet weather. Strong applicants will have previous 
experience mist-netting and banding passerines, and performing radio 
telemetry on avian species.  Compensation: Salary will be $1200 -- 
$1500/month depending on experience, housing provided. Transportation at 
field site and within Ohio is also provided. Average of 40 hours/week, 
but work schedule will be variable and may depend on weather. The 
technician will be supervised by a graduate student on the project.  To 
apply: In a single document, please send a resume, contact information 
for three references (at least two should be previous 
employers/supervisors), and a cover letter highlighting relevant 
experience to JAY WRIGHT (EM: wright.1815 AT osu.edu). Applications will 
be reviewed as they are received.

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, VERTEBRATE ECOLOGY at The College at 
Brockport.    Location: Brockport, NY.  
Duration: 1 year.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: 1.  
Application Deadline: 20 Feb 2017.  Description: The Department of 
Environmental Science and Biology at The College at Brockport, State 
University of New York, seeks a full-time visiting assistant professor 
for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters. A Ph.D. in vertebrate 
ecology or related discipline preferred; ABD candidates may be 
considered. The person who fills this sabbatical leave position will 
teach 10 to 12 contact hours per semester, including upper 
division/graduate courses in Mammalogy, Animal Behavior, Ornithology, 
and Conservation Biology, and possibly an Environmental Science lab 
section. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but 
review will begin February 20, 2017; applicants should apply by this 
date for full consideration. Applicants should upload letter of 
application, statement of teaching philosophy, vitae, full contact 
information for three references, and unofficial transcripts of degrees 
earned (BS, MS, PhD) at: https//www.brockportrecruit.org. AA/EOE.  
Qualifications: A Ph.D. in vertebrate ecology or related discipline 
preferred; ABD candidates may be considered.  Compensation: $53,000 - 
$54,000/year.  To Apply: See job description.

RUFFED GROUSE MONITORING TECHNICIANS (2-3) at Humboldt State 
University.    Location: Arcata, CA. Duration: 
3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2-3. Application 
Deadline: 10 Feb 2017.  Description: Technicians (2-3) are sought to 
work on a seasonal Ruffed Grouse monitoring project within the entirety 
of the range of this species in northwestern California (i.e. Humboldt, 
Trinity, Del Norte, Siskiyou, and Mendocino Counties). This project is a 
collaboration between Humboldt State University 
(http://www.humboldt.edu/wildlife) and the California Department of Fish 
and Wildlife, supported by the Upland Game Bird Account. The primary 
purpose of this project is to develop and evaluate a new monitoring 
program for Ruffed Grouse in California. Successful applicants will be 
willing to work long and unusual hours in the field, sometimes in poor 
weather, although this is a full-time unclassified position and field 
work will not exceed 40 hours per week. A field vehicle will be 
provided, as will occasional lodging near remote sites; however, in some 
cases technicians could be reimbursed for use of a personal vehicle at 
the federal rate ($0.535/mile).  Qualifications: Primary duties will 
consist of conducting surveys for grouse on public lands in northwestern 
California, and applicants with demonstrable experience conducting bird 
surveys, or with applicable experience and knowledge of similar 
techniques, are preferred. Demonstrable experience with map-reading, 
navigation, and use of GPS and compass is absolutely required. 
Applicants with experience working independently, entering and managing 
data, and in remote field settings may also receive preference. 
Full-time availability for the entire season is preferred -- reduced 
availability may be considered for strong applicants. Academically 
strong applicants interested in pursuing an MS degree on the 
quantitative population ecology of Ruffed Grouse in HSU's Department of 
Wildlife are encouraged to contact the principal investigator, DAN 
BARTON.  Compensation: $12.69-$16.15 / hour (approximately $2200 - $2800 
/ month). Wage will be commensurate with experience.  To Apply: 
Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter; 2) resume; and 3) names, 
telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references 
via email (EM: daniel.barton AT humboldt.edu). Closing Date: 
Applications must be received by 10 February 2017 for full 
consideration. Incomplete applications will not receive responses or 
consideration.

AVIAN POLLINATOR RESOURCE EDUCATOR at Latino Heritage Internship 
Program. 
 
Location: Capulin, NM.  Duration: 10 weeks.  Job Type: Intern. Number of 
Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 06 Feb 2017. Description: Position 
Description: The LHIP intern will develop education and interpretive 
programs related to pollinators and climate change to be used on and off 
site as well as for distance learning. They will actively participate in 
the public hummingbird banding station at Capulin Volcano National 
Monument. It is the only public project of its kind within the National 
Park Service. The intern will assist trained biologists in trapping, 
feeding and releasing hummingbirds and educating the public on the 
importance of pollinators in this unique volcanic landscape. The intern 
will partner with other agencies and local partners to perform outreach 
in the local communities. Work Products: The final products will be a 
cache of interpretive and education programs that will be used for on 
and off site programs as well as distance learning. All programs will 
relate to climate change and the importance of hummingbirds and other 
pollinators in this unique volcanic landscape in Northeastern New 
Mexico. Interpretive signage at research sites. The Latino Heritage 
Intern Program is a component of an overarching service-wide strategy to 
address and correct the lack of Latino employment opportunities in the 
National Park Service. Preparing and integrating this generation into 
the NPS workforce is critical for the future of the Service. For more 
information on this and other LHIP positions, visit 
www.latinoheritageintern.com.  Qualifications: Required: Coursework in 
ornithology, field biology and/or wildlife biology leading to a degree 
in Wildlife Biology, Science Education or related field. Field 
experience is required. Effective communication skills, both written and 
oral are a necessity. Ability to work independently and as a member of a 
team. The applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. permanent legal 
resident ("green-card-holder") between the ages of 18 and 35 years old. 
Applicant must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record. 
A personal vehicle is highly recommended. Prior to starting this 
position a government security background clearance will be required.  
Compensation: $400/week for 10 weeks.  To Apply: All applications for 
this position must be submitted through the online portal at 
http://www.latinoheritageintern.com/apply.

GRASSLAND BIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. 
  Location: North Dakota and eastern 
Montana.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 
10.  Application Deadline: 12 Feb 2017.  Description: Technicians (10) 
are needed for a demographic study of grassland-nesting songbirds in 
northeastern Montana and western North Dakota. Technicians are needed 
from early-May through early/mid-August 2017. Field duties include 
telemetry tracking, nest-searching via rope drag, vegetation sampling, 
performing point counts, assistance with mist-netting and banding birds 
as needed, and daily data entry. Applicants must be able to walk long 
distances carrying field equipment, and be able to work long days that 
begin pre-dawn. Applicants must also be comfortable working 
independently in the field. Preference will be given to those candidates 
demonstrating most, or all, of the following requirements:. 
Qualifications: Competitive candidates will have a BS or equivalent 
experience in a natural science field, previous experience tracking via 
VHS radio telemetry, the ability to identify western birds by sight and 
sound, previous nest-search experience, a strong work ethic, and have 
the ability to share living quarters with others over a long field 
season. Field conditions range from cold and wet to extremely arid, with 
little available shade. All applicants must hold a valid driver's 
license with proof of auto insurance, a sense of humor and most 
importantly a winning attitude.  Compensation: $2200/month.  To Apply: 
Email cover letter stating interest, resume, and contact information for 
three references in a single PDF to: (EM: maureen.correll AT 
birdconservancy.org). Applications will be evaluated as they are 
received; final deadline is February 12, 2017.

FIELD TECHNICIAN at Indiana University, Bloomington. 
  Location: Mountain Lake Biological 
Station.  Duration: 2.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 
1.  Application Deadline: 01 Feb 2017. Description: I am seeking a field 
technician to assist with two projects at the Mountain Lake Biological 
Station in Pembroke, VA starting at the beginning of March until the 
middle of May in 2017. The research is focused on hormonal mechanisms of 
reproductive timing and mate recognition and their role in the 
maintenance of population divergence between two populations of 
dark-eyed juncos that differ in their migratory behavior and timing. The 
field technician will assist in all aspects of the project, including 
but not limited to: mist-netting/catching birds, caring for captive 
birds, measuring and bleeding birds, finding nests, and observing 
behavioral trials. Additionally, the technician will be responsible for 
sample and data management and entry.  Qualifications: Field experience, 
especially related to mist-netting or handling birds, is preferred but 
not required. Individuals with an interest in field biology or pursuing 
a graduate degree in this field are especially encouraged to apply. This 
experience will be rewarding but also demanding: you will develop new 
skills and gain experience in experimental design and data collection. 
However, you will be also expected to work long hours with limited off 
days in a challenging mountain environment. Compensation is dependent on 
funding, but room and board are guaranteed.  Compensation: TBD- This is 
based on funding, but all room and board will be covered.  For more 
information, please contact ABBY KIMMITT: (EM: akimmitt AT indiana.edu 
or PH: 410-206-8396). To apply, send cover letter, resume, and email 
addresses and/or telephone numbers of three references via e-mail to 
Abby by February 1, 2017.

ORNITHOLOGIST at Operation Wallacea.   Location: 
Worldwide.  Duration: 4-8 weeks.  Job Type: Volunteer. Application 
Deadline: 15 Apr 2017.  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: 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: Successful applicants 
receive full accommodation and food on-site, 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 on-line application form at http://www.opwall.com/jobs and send a CV 
or resume to SALLY CAVE (EM: sally.cave AT opwall.com).

WETLAND BIRD AND FROG SURVEY TECHNICIAN at Bird Studies Canada. 
  Location: Southern 
Ontario.  Duration: 12 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 
2-4.  Application Deadline: 06 Feb 2017.  Description: Bird Studies 
Canada seeks two to four (2-4) Wetland Bird and Frog Survey Technicians 
to conduct point count surveys in wetlands throughout southern Ontario. 
The final number of positions that will be filled is dependent on 
funding, which is currently pending. Under the guidance of the Ontario 
Program Scientist, each Wetland Bird and Frog Survey Technician will: 
**work as part of a crew to prepare for and conduct point count surveys 
of wetland birds and calling frogs in the field using standardized 
survey protocols; **enter survey data into an online database throughout 
and/or after the field season; and **assist the Ontario Program 
Scientist to complete other tasks associated with the project as needed. 
Each position is a salaried term contract position: **Each contract 
begins Mon 15 May 2017 and extends 12 weeks in duration, ending Fri 4 
August 2017. Qualifications: Suitable candidates must have the following 
qualifications: **be able to legally work in Ontario; **have a valid 
driver's license; **have demonstrated ability to identify birds by sight 
and sound and frogs and toads by sound that breed in southern and 
central Ontario wetlands (e.g., treed swamps, wet meadows, marshes); 
**be able to camp and work outdoors under harsh conditions (heat, biting 
insects) for long periods of time, including at night to survey calling 
frogs; **have valid standard First Aid and Cardio Pulmonary 
Resuscitation certification or be willing to obtain it at his/her 
expense; **have demonstrated ability to work both independently and as 
part of a group; and **have demonstrated ability for attention to detail 
under demanding field conditions. Successful candidates will also very 
likely have most or all of the following assets: **at a minimum, possess 
a Bachelor of Science or equivalent community college diploma in 
biological, environmental, or wildlife science or another similar 
subject; **be familiar with Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring Program survey 
protocols or similar bird and frog field survey techniques; **be 
familiar with basic experimental design, ideally including first-hand 
experience with randomly choosing permanent sampling plots to estimate 
characteristics of wildlife populations of interest; **have experience 
working with landowners to obtain permission to work on private land; 
**have excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills; **have 
proficient computer skills with typical applications like MS Word and 
Excel; **have practical knowledge and experience using maps and GPSs. 
Please take special note that successful candidates will be required to 
obtain a satisfactory score on a challenging online marsh bird and frog 
visual and auditory identification test. Only candidates with strong 
field identification skills are encouraged to apply. In the past, only 
candidates with demonstrated field job experience requiring these 
identification skills, or candidates who obviously spend a lot of time 
birding and naturalizing in their spare time are successful. 
Compensation: $2,100-$2,500/month plus legal benefits depending on 
experience, plus transportation, accommodation, and food covered by the 
project during field work.  To Apply: Qualified candidates should submit 
a cover letter and resume that: a) outlines how they meet the 
qualifications and assets outlined above; and b) includes names, titles, 
and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of at least three 
(3) references to: Dr. DOUG TOZER, Ontario Program Scientist, Bird 
Studies Canada, Port Rowan, Ontario (EM: dtozer AT birdscanada.org) A 
cover letter and resume must be submitted as a single e-mail attachment. 
Bird Studies Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people 
with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for 
candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Bird 
Studies Canada appreciates the interest of all of those who apply, but 
only the most qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.

PH.D.: HUMAN RECREATION EFFECTS ON PREY POPULATIONS, FOOD CHAINS, AND 
GROUND-NESTING BIRDS at Boise State University (& Intermountain Bird 
Observatory).  
Location: Boise, ID.  Duration: 4+ years.  Job Type: Student. Number of 
Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 19 Jan 2017. Description: GRADUATE 
ASSISTANTSHIP (Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior) - at Boise 
State University. A position is potentially available for a motivated 
Ph.D. student to study multiple interactions between human recreation 
and populations of ground-squirrels and rabbits, carcass availability, 
lead uptake by scavengers/predators, and nesting success of 
ground-nesting birds. This project would involve extensive experimental 
field work and modeling to examine hypotheses surrounding how human 
recreation in grassland and desert landscapes affects the life history 
and survivorship of numerous bird and mammal species. The Ph.D. student 
will work in collaboration with faculty, scientists, land managers, 
students, and field technicians. This position includes support in the 
form of research and teaching (if interested) assistantships, tuition 
and fee waiver, and health insurance and will provide opportunities to 
travel for field work, conferences, and/or training.  Qualifications of 
applicants should include: 1) experience with standardized surveys for 
bird and/or mammals, 2) excellent communication skills and ability to 
work well as part of a team, 3) analytical skills, and 4) a passion for 
ecology. Master's degree, extensive field experience, and experience in 
modeling and/or GIS/remote-sensing is preferred but not necessary. 
Please address your qualification for each of these points in your cover 
letter. The potential position starts Fall (Aug) 2017. The Ecology, 
Evolution, and Behavior PhD 
(https://biology.boisestate.edu/graduate-programs/eeb/) is a new and 
modern graduate program at Boise State University. To learn more about 
Intermountain Bird Observatory, please visit: 
http://ibo.boisestate.edu.  Compensation: TBD but research or teaching 
assistantship during semesters and additional salary expected during 
fieldwork.  To Apply: send via email in a single file attachment 
(include your last name in the file name): a cover letter that states 
qualifications and career goals, a CV with the names and contacts for 3 
references, copies of transcripts (unofficial are O.K.), and GRE scores 
and percentiles (not combined) to JAY CARLISLE (EM: jaycarlisle AT 
boisestate.edu). Please put "Human recreation effects PhD application" 
in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received 
until 18 January 2017. If you do not have GRE scores by the deadline 
your application cannot be considered.

PHD SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY EFFECTS OF INCREASING TEMPERATURE DURING EARLY 
LIFE IN A TROPICAL ENDANGERE at Monash University. 
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia.  Duration: 3.5 years.  Job Type: 
Student.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 01 Mar 2017.  
Description: Fully funded PhD position available in the Behavioural and 
Evolutionary Ecology of Birds Group  AT  Monash University, Melbourne, 
Australia. The PhD student will study how temperature affects nestling 
development using a combination of existing and newly-collected data. 
The research will focus on effects of nest temperatures on metabolism, 
growth, heat stress, immune maturation, adult performance and molecular 
aging and how these effects might be mitigated by cooperative breeding. 
The project will focus on purple-crowned fairy-wrens, Malurus coronatus 
with field work taking place at AWC Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary in the 
Kimberley, a beautiful region in the monsoonal tropics of north-west 
Australia where the research group has been studying a fully 
colour-banded, known-age population since 2005. Monash University is a 
member of Australia's Group of Eight coalition, and is internationally 
recognized for excellence in research and teaching. The School of 
Biological Sciences is home to a collegial and interdisciplinary 
research environment, with strengths in ecology, genetics and 
evolutionary biology. The Monash doctoral program includes additional 
training opportunities beyond the research program that enhance 
employability post degree. Monash is located in Melbourne, one of the 
most liveable cities in the world and a cultural and recreational hub.  
Qualifications: The student must have self-motivation, enthusiasm, a 
background in ecology and evolutionary theory, a passion for studying 
wild animals in their natural environment, a strong work ethic, 
experience with (tropical) fieldwork and/or bird handling and/or 
relevant quantitative skills. The student will have considerable 
flexibility in developing the project. In order to be eligible, students 
must have four-year degree with relevant research experience, 
outstanding grades, and excellent English.  Compensation: Successful 
students will be offered a scholarship for living expenses (and 
fee-waiver in the case of international students) of approximately AU$ 
$26,000 AUD, tax-free for 3.5 years, for full time research. Expenses 
for relocation, research, coursework, and conference attendance are 
covered.  To Apply: The application process takes place in two stages. 
Send your initial application to ANNE PETERS (EM: anne.peters AT 
monash.edu), consisting of: a letter of motivation; a CV; overview of 
your academic results, and translation if required, preferably 
indicating cohort rank or percentiles; English test results if 
available; and the names and contact details of 3 academic references. 
Deadline is 1 March 2017. If you are selected, you will be sent an 
invitation to submit a formal application through the Monash University 
web portal. See sites.google.com/site/petersresearchgroup/opportunities 
for further details. Contact Anne (EM: anne.peters AT monash.edu) if you 
would like further information on the project or the application process.

SHOREBIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN at Audubon New York. 
 
Location: Oyster Bay, NY.  Duration: early April to mid August 2017.  
Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 17 
Mar 2017.  Description: As part of an Atlantic Flyway-wide Coast 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 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 a seasonal field technician for 
the 2017 field season (early April- mid August). Work may include, but 
is not limited to, locating and monitoring Piping Plover and 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; 
interacting with beach-goers regarding coastal birds; performing 
outreach activities on the beach with volunteers and other staff; and 
performing surveys for migratory shorebirds. The candidates chosen for 
these positions will be expected to work 5 days a week (usually 40 
hours). Some weekend and holiday work will be required. Technicians will 
be required to use their personal vehicle to access field sites that are 
located across Long Island. Travel will be reimbursed. Essential 
Functions: ** Assist the Long Island Bird Conservation Manager in 
monitoring and protecting Piping Plovers, Least Terns, and American 
Oystercatchers; ** Participate in nest searching and monitoring of 
reproductive success; ** Monitor and record behavior of nesting birds; 
** Use binoculars and/or a spotting scope to locate, identify, and count 
Piping Plovers, Least Terns, American Oystercatchers, and migratory 
shorebirds; ** Set up and maintain protective fencing and signs at 
nesting areas and assist in erecting predator exclosures at Piping 
Plover nests; ** Carefully and neatly record data on specified data 
sheets and enter data into Excel and eBird as needed; ** Coordinate and 
work with volunteers and partners; ** Talk to beach-goers about 
beach-nesting birds; ** Perform migratory shorebird surveys; and ** 
Assist the Long Island Bird Conservation Manager and other staff in 
beach-nesting bird outreach activities.  Qualifications: ** Bachelor's 
degree in biology (or related field) and/or prior experience with 
shorebirds is preferred. ** Ability to work outdoors for long periods of 
time in adverse conditions (hot, humid, buggy). ** A strong work ethic, 
with the comfort to work in an independent environment, a must. ** 
Experience with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Excel. ** 
Must be able to walk long distances (up to 7 miles) and drive to both 
eastern and western Long Island field sites.  Compensation: $12/hr.  To 
Apply: Please apply online at 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3066/shorebird-field-technician/job. 
The review of applications will begin on 1/26/17 and applications will 
be considered until the position is filled.

RACHEL CARSON SHOREBIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN at Audubon New York. 

 

Location: Oyster Bay, NY.  Duration: early April to mid August 2017.  
Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 17 
Mar 2017.  Description: As part of an Atlantic Flyway-wide Coast 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 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 to hire a Rachel Carson Shorebird 
Field Technician for the 2017 field season (early April- mid August). 
The Rachel Carson position is funded in part by donors who want to 
promote the legacy of Rachel Carson by providing an opportunity to 
further develop a young woman's skills and knowledge in the field of 
biology and wildlife conservation. Work may include, but is not limited 
to, locating and monitoring Piping Plover and 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; interacting with beach-goers 
regarding coastal birds; 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 40 hours). Some weekend and holiday work 
will be required. Technicians will be required to use their personal 
vehicle to access field sites that are located across Long Island. 
Travel will be reimbursed. Essential Functions: ** Assist the Long 
Island Bird Conservation Manager in monitoring and protecting Piping 
Plovers, Least Terns, and American Oystercatchers; ** Participate in 
nest searching and monitoring of reproductive success; ** Monitor and 
record behavior of nesting birds; ** Use binoculars and/or a spotting 
scope to locate, identify, and count Piping Plovers, Least Terns, 
American Oystercatchers, and migratory shorebirds; ** Set up and 
maintain protective fencing and signs at nesting areas; ** Assist in 
erecting predator exclosures at Piping Plover nests; ** Carefully and 
neatly record data on specified data sheets; ** Coordinate and work with 
volunteers and partners; ** Record data in Excel and eBird as needed; ** 
Talk to beach-goers about beach-nesting birds; ** Perform migratory 
shorebird surveys; and ** Assist the Long Island Bird Conservation 
Manager and other staff in beach-nesting bird outreach activities.  
Qualifications: ** Women with an undergraduate degree in biology (or 
related field) seeking to expand their experience and career in the 
field of conservation ** Prior experience with shorebirds is preferred 
** Experience with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Excel ** 
Ability to work outdoors for long periods of time in adverse conditions 
(hot, humid, buggy) ** A good work ethic with comfort working in an 
independent environment ** Must be able to walk long distances (up to 7 
miles) and drive to both eastern and western Long Island field sites.  
Compensation: $12/hour.  To Apply: Please apply online at 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3068/rachel-carson-shorebird-field-technician/job. 

The review of applications will begin on 1/26/17 and applications will 
be considered until the position is filled.

OUTREACH FIELD TECHNICIAN at Audubon New York. 
 
Location: Oyster Bay, NY.  Duration: early April to mid August 2017.  
Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 17 
Mar 2017.  Description: As part of an Atlantic Flyway-wide Coast 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 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 a seasonal outreach field 
technician for the 2017 field season (early April- mid August). To help 
reduce disturbances to beach-nesting and migratory shorebirds, Audubon 
New York launched the "Be a Good Egg" outreach campaign in 2013. We use 
education, social marketing, and citizen science to decrease human 
threats to shorebirds and seabirds. We target areas where human 
disturbance has been a threat to beach-nesting birds and/or there is a 
need for a reduction in human disturbance and/or stronger community 
support for beach protection measures. We host on-the-beach outreach 
events to educate beach-goers and encourage them to sign a pledge to 
share the shore with beach-nesting birds. Work may include, but is not 
limited to, leading on-the-beach outreach events; coordinating schedules 
with partners, volunteers, and land managers; and interacting with 
beach-goers regarding coastal birds. In order to be able to communicate 
beach nesting bird biology and conservation needs to the public, this 
position will also assist with the stewardship and monitoring of 
breeding Piping Plovers, Least Terns, and American Oystercatcher by 
locating nests and chicks to determine reproductive success, putting up 
and maintaining string fencing and signs around nesting areas, and 
installing predator exclosures at Piping Plover nests. The candidate 
chosen for this position will be expected to work 5 days a week (usually 
40 hours). Weekend and holiday work will be required, especially in June 
and July. Technicians will be required to use their personal vehicle to 
access sites that are located across Long Island. Travel will be 
reimbursed. Essential Functions: ** Assist the Long Island Bird 
Conservation Manager and other staff in planning Be a Good Egg outreach 
activities; ** Lead on-the-beach outreach events and engage and educate 
beach-goers about beach-nesting birds and their conservation needs; ** 
Distribute educational and promotional materials to beach-goers; ** 
Encourage beach-goers to sign a pledge to "share the beach" with 
beach-nesting birds; ** Set up and transport outreach equipment, 
including a canopy tent, table, camp chairs, educational materials, and 
water and snacks for volunteers, to outreach events; ** Coordinate and 
work with volunteers, partners, and land managers; ** Organize and 
implement volunteer training sessions; ** Use binoculars and/or a 
spotting scope to locate, identify, and count Piping Plovers, Least 
Terns, American Oystercatchers, and migratory shorebirds; ** Assist in 
nest searching and monitoring of reproductive success, setting up and 
maintain protective fencing and signs at nesting areas, as well as 
erecting predator exclosures at Piping Plover nests; ** Carefully and 
neatly record data on specified data sheets; and ** Input data into 
Excel and eBird as needed.  Qualifications: ** Bachelor's degree in 
environmental education, environmental science, biology, or a related 
field and/or prior experience with outreach is preferred. Prior 
shorebird and/or field experience is not required, but a willingness to 
learn about beach-nesting bird biology and conservation is. ** Must have 
strong communications skills and attention to detail, with comfort 
engaging and communicating with a diverse public audience. ** Experience 
with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Excel. ** Must be 
willing to work on busy beach days and holiday weekends. ** The ability 
to speak Spanish and/or other languages is preferred but not required. 
** Willingness to work outdoors for long periods of time in adverse 
conditions (hot, humid, buggy). ** A strong work ethic with comfort 
working in an independent environment. ** Must be able to walk long 
distances (up to 7 miles), carry heavy equipment (tents, tables, post 
pounders, fence posts), and drive to both north shore and south shore 
Long Island field sites.  Compensation: $12/hour.  To Apply: Please 
apply online at 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3067/outreach-field-technician/job. 
The review of applications will begin on 1/26/17 and applications will 
be considered until the position is filled.

BIRD BANDING INTERN at Klamath Bird Observatory. 
  Location: Ashland, OR. Duration: 6 
months.  Job Type: Intern.  Number of Openings: 1. Application Deadline: 
20 Feb 2017.  Description: Klamath Bird Observatory invites applications 
for a bird banding intern position opening. We are seeking highly 
motivated individuals to participate in our long-term landbird 
monitoring program in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of southern Oregon 
and northern California during the breeding and fall migration seasons 
-- 1 May through 31 October, 2017. Training and duties will include mist 
netting and banding songbirds, bird survey, data quality-assurance, 
entry, and management. Other duties include study and discussion of 
banding and biology instructional materials, equipment maintenance, and 
field station upkeep. Training and operations will adhere to North 
American Banding Council guidelines with a focus on safe, ethical mist 
netting and banding and advanced bird ageing/sexing techniques. A 
commitment for the entire six-month period will be needed. This is a 
terrific opportunity to build practical experience in field biology and 
master a variety of bird monitoring and research skills. The positions 
will involve long days filled with hard work, a lot of driving and 
camping, and a lot of fun!.  Qualifications: Successful candidate will 
have some songbird banding experience, a strong interest in birds and 
field biology, a positive and constructive attitude toward cooperative 
work in reaching project objectives, giving priority to safety 
considerations, work and live harmoniously in close company with 
coworkers. Additional qualities include: ability to follow protocols 
precisely, attention to detail, good physical condition, excellent 
communication skills, dedicated to study in spare time, willing and able 
to work long days in the field under (sometimes) adverse conditions (hot 
days, cold days, mosquitoes).  Compensation: Rustic housing and $750 
monthly stipend are provided.  To apply, send cover letter, resume, and 
contact information for three references to ROBERT FREY (EM: 
bifklamathbird.org).

M.S. ASSISTANTSHIP, BIRDS AND SOLAR at University of Arizona. Location: 
Tucson, AZ.  Duration: 2 years.  Job Type: Student. Number of Openings: 
1.  Application Deadline: 30 Jan 2017. Description: Two years of funding 
is available to support a graduate student (M.S.) to investigate effects 
of a new, solar-power installation on birds in southern Arizona. This 
effort will involve working closely with the energy cooperative that is 
supporting the research.  Qualifications: Requirements: B.S. degree in 
Wildlife, Zoology, Ecology or related field Minimum undergraduate GPA of 
3.25 Beneficial Experience: Strong bird identification skills, 
especially for species that inhabit desert and grasslands of the 
southwestern U.S. Some experience or strong interest in quantitative 
approaches to population ecology and applied conservation. Strong work 
ethic, good verbal and written communication skills, and ability to work 
independently.  Compensation: Stipend of approximately $17,900 per year, 
including a waiver of out-of-state tuition and benefits. Students are 
responsible for paying fees associated with registration, current about 
$600 per semester.  To apply, submit via email to Bob Steidl : A letter 
of interest, resume, transcripts, and GRE scores (unofficial copies of 
all are fine), and names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three 
references before 30 January 2017. More Information: (EM: steidl AT 
email.arizona.edu or PH: 520-626-3164).

BIRD BANDING ASSISTANT at Klamath Bird Observatory. 
  Location: Ashland, OR. Duration: 3 
months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Number of Openings: 4. Application 
Deadline: 06 Mar 2017.  Description: Klamath Bird Observatory 
www.KlamathBird.org invites applications for bird banding intern 
position openings. We are seeking highly motivated individuals to 
participate in our long-term landbird monitoring program in the 
Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of southern Oregon and northern California 
during the breeding and fall migration seasons -- 1 May through 31 
October, 2017. Training and duties will include mist netting and banding 
songbirds, bird survey, data quality-assurance, entry, and management. 
Other duties include study and discussion of banding and biology 
instructional materials, equipment maintenance, and field station 
upkeep. Training and operations will adhere to North American Banding 
Council guidelines with a focus on safe, ethical mist netting and 
banding and advanced bird ageing/sexing techniques. A commitment for at 
least a 3-month period will be needed, preferably starting on/about 1 
May or ending 31 October. This is a terrific opportunity to build 
practical experience in field biology and master a variety of bird 
monitoring and research skills. The positions will involve long days 
filled with hard work, a lot of driving and camping, and a lot of fun!. 
Qualifications: Successful candidates will have a strong interest in 
birds and field biology, a positive and constructive attitude toward 
cooperative work in reaching project objectives, giving priority to 
safety considerations, work and live harmoniously in close company with 
coworkers. Some songbird banding experience helpful. Additional 
qualities include: ability to follow protocols precisely, attention to 
detail, good physical condition, excellent communication skills, 
dedicated to study in spare time, willing and able to work long days in 
the field under (sometimes) adverse conditions (hot days, cold days, 
mosquitoes).  Compensation: Rustic housing is provided. These positions 
do not offer a stipend.  To Apply: send cover letter, resume, and 
contact information for three references to ROBERT FREY (EM: 
bifklamathbird.org).

FIELD ASSISTANT at SC Department of Natural Resources.  < 
http://www.dnr.sc.gov>  Location: Green Pond, SC and Chesterfield, SC.  
Duration: April 1 -- October 31, 2017.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of 
Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017.  Description: The Field 
Assistant will assist with various red-cockaded woodpecker work in South 
Carolina. Main tasks will be monitoring nesting success on state 
property, conducting site visits to Safe Harbor properties and serving 
as translocation assistant to National Wildlife Refuge biologist. Duties 
include, but are not limited to, conducting site visits to private 
properties to quantify habitat management; monitoring nesting success of 
RCW; climbing trees (sometimes at night) to clean cavities and remove 
nestlings for banding; removal of non-target species' nests from 
cavities; re-sighting color banded RCWs using spotting scopes; assessing 
RCW group size and cavity tree status; identifying roost sites; 
assisting with capturing and transporting juvenile red-cockaded 
woodpeckers; and capturing and banding adult red-cockaded woodpeckers. 
Applicant must be willing to be trained in climbing trees using Swedish 
climbing ladders and climbing harness and be comfortable with heights up 
to 30 feet.  Qualifications: Background check and valid driver's license 
required, as well as bird handling and banding experience. Preferred 
qualifications are a bachelor's degree in a related field and a strong 
interest in endangered species recovery. Ability to communicate well 
with agency staff and the public is critical, as well as good 
record-keeping and organization skills. Skills in climbing and use of 
spotting scopes necessary.  Compensation: $10/hr, 40 hours per week. 
Housing provided (no pets), plus work vehicle provided for use on WMA 
and refuge.  To Apply: Applicants should submit a resume, 3 references 
and a cover letter including an estimate of the number of birds you have 
banded to (EM: Causeyc AT dnr.sc.gov). Application review will begin 
immediately.

GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN FIELD TECHNICIAN at University of Illinois. 
Location: Salem, IL.  Duration: March 1 - June 30, 2017.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2.  Application Deadline: 10 Feb 2017.  
Description: 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.  Qualifications: 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.  Compensation: Rate of pay: $12.00 to 
$15.00 per hour commensurate with experience and skills.  To Apply: 
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. 
(http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

PCSU GIS ANALYSIS & DATABASE ASSISTANT at Kauai Endangered Seabird 
Recovery Project.   Location: Kauai, 
Hawaii.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent. Number of Openings: 1.  
Application Deadline: 01 Feb 2017. Description: PCSU GIS ANALYSIS & 
DATABASE ASSISTANT -- ID# 17025. Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. 
Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific 
Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Kaua'i Endangered Seabird Recovery 
Project (KESRP), located in Hanapepe, Kauai. Continuation of employment 
is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work 
performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable 
Federal/State laws.DUTIES: 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.  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 
if use of personal vehicle on the job is required, must also have valid 
personal driver's insurance equivalent to Hawai’i's No-Fault Driver's 
Insurance) and maintain throughout the duration of employment. Post 
Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to pass a post offer criminal 
background check. 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 a 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 Hawai’i'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: MINIMUM MONTHLY SALARY: $2,372/Mon.  APPLICATION 
REQUIREMENTS: Please go to http://www.rcuh.com and click on "Job 
Postings" and enter Job ID# 17025. 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. Hawai’i 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: rcuh_employment AT rcuh.com). If you have 
questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call 
(PH: 808-956-8344 or 808-956-0872. INQUIRIES: ANDRE RAINE 355-5300 (Kauai).

Subject: Birdjobs -- January 11, 2017
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:12:53 -0500
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MIGRATION MONITORING ASSISTANT at Thunder Cape Bird Observatory. 
  Location: Thunder 
Bay, Ontario, Canada.  Duration: 3-6 weeks; Seasonal Spring and Autumn.  
Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 15 Sep 2017.  Description: 
Duties include formal visual observations of passerines, raptors, and 
waterfowl, monitoring mist nets, banding, data entry, assisting in the 
maintenance of station and associated chores. Accommodation and food are 
provided at our remotely located station for those who volunteer for 
three weeks or more. Shorter stays can be arranged for a small fee.The 
shared cabin, occupied by a maximum of 6 offers sporadic limited 
internet with little electricity.  Qualifications: We require keen, fit, 
individuals who have enthusiasm for the natural world, possess at a 
minimum, basic avian identification skills, have bird handling 
experience and/or are willing to learn. Familiarity with basic computer 
programmes is essential.  Compensation: Volunteers will be transported 
to and from Thunder Bay and housed in our comfortable field station. 
Access is by small boat or 13 km hike dependent upon the weather 
conditions on Lake Superior. Food is provided. Supper cooking is rotated 
by the crew.  To Apply: Please visit our website 
http://www.tbfn.net/thunder-cape-bird-observatory and complete the 
application form sending it to RINCHEN BOARDMAN, Programme Coordinator, 
(EM: arbyboardman AT gmail.com).

FUEL MODIFICATION ZONE BIRD SURVEYING INTERN at National Park Service. 
 
Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Thousand 
Oaks, CA.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Intern.  Number of Openings: 
1.  Application Deadline: 20 Jan 2017.  Description: ~February 1 to July 
31 Introduction The Fire Management Program and the Division of 
Planning, Science, and Resource Management lead the park's compliance 
with the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act as well as California and 
local laws that protect covered birds from harm or harassment. We are 
seeking a dedicated and skilled biologist or naturalist for a full-time, 
six month internship to help our park survey for nesting birds inside, 
and possibly outside of, defensible space and fuel modification zones 
(i.e., mowed grasslands) prior to treatment, and therefore comply with 
applicable regulations. Interest and experience in ornithology, as well 
as a solid work ethic, and an ability to work early in the morning, and 
follow maps and instructions are required. The intern will be increasing 
our scientific understanding and protection of our regional birds, while 
at the same time hopefully enjoying living and working in one of the 
most scenic areas of southern California! Major Duties **Nesting bird 
surveys primarily in disturbed grasslands, but also in adjacent woodland 
and shrubland communities. Most surveys will be composed of walking 
zigzagging transects to visually survey 100% of the target area. Walking 
up to about 6 miles within a relatively small to large area is required 
on a given morning. **Record bird observations on standard field 
observation datasheets. **Use a GPS/smartphone/tablet to reliably record 
the surveyed tracks each day, and follow maps with target area 
boundaries. **Establish non-disturbance buffer zones around any active 
nests found. **Coordinate field schedule and other logistics with 
supervisor(s) and the Fuels Technician. **Office duties will be limited, 
but performed at SMMNRA headquarters in Thousand Oaks, CA, and include 
the following: **Scanning and filing datasheets & marked-up maps; 
**Entering into eBird the day's observations; **Filing GPS tracks and 
photos; and **Performing any research necessary to summarize the 
estimated breeding milestone dates for any active nests found. 
**Additional field duties may or may not include: **Establishing and 
surveying control (i.e., unmowed, relatively undisturbed grassland) 
plots for comparing bird activity/breeding to the fuel mod zones; 
**Working with the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology's volunteer 
crew conducting project-specific bird counts; and **Conducting stream 
surveys for breeding amphibians and invasive aquatic species. **Duties 
may be shared with current park staff. Physical Demands and Work 
Environment The field sites are located in the Santa Monica Mountains 
National Recreation Area, on NPS, State or other partners' lands; for 
example, Rancho Sierra Vista / Satwiwa, Zuma and Trancas Canyons, 
Cheeseboro Canyon, King Gillette Ranch and Paramount Ranch. A government 
vehicle, based out of NPS HQ in Thousand Oaks, will be used for each 
survey morning; a government vehicle may be taken to the intern housing 
on the prior evening when that makes logistical sense. Driving up to 1 
hour to/from the field sites furthest from the office/housing will be 
required. Bird survey work will include hiking on uneven surfaces 
through acres and acres of annoyingly seedy grasslands, in chilly to 
downright warm weather. Most surveys will be suspended in rainy or 
red-flag (i.e., hot/windy) weather. Typical natural hazards such as, but 
not limited to, rattlesnakes, yellow-jackets, ticks, and poison-oak are 
possible.  Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills Required The abilities 
to identify by sight and sound the vast majority of birds occurring in 
Southern California, and to follow instructions and maps are most 
important. Additionally, experience conducting nesting bird surveys is 
preferred, and a comfort with portable technology (GPS units, 
smartphones/tablets) will be key. The intern should be personable and 
willing to work with others on flexible scheduling, including occasional 
last-minute changes. For office work, a familiarity with common computer 
programs such as Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Google Earth, and email 
will be helpful. Training Required Again, the intern is expected to come 
into the position already able to identify by sight and sound the 
majority of the region's birds. However, additional training, e.g., on 
protocols, will be provided by an NPS employee/partner. The intern will 
be made aware of our park's natural hazards, driving and other safety 
policies. Time Requirements The intern will work up to five days per 
week, up to eight hours per day, with breaks. It is likely that some 
days will not be full 8-hour days, and even possible that some days 
require no work at all, due to weather or other unforeseen conditions. 
However, the supervisor(s) will attempt to fill nearly 40 hours of work 
for most weeks. All holiday and sick leave will be granted, and personal 
leave requests considered. Supervision & Evaluation The intern will 
typically work independently, but be supervised by one or more NPS 
employees/partners from the Fire Management Program and/or Planning, 
Science and Resource Management division. The assigned supervisor(s) 
will observe, train and provide guidance to the intern. Uniform 
Requirement & Equipment The intern will receive direction on appropriate 
clothing for assigned duties, and will be offered an NPS t-shirt and 
head wear. For the purpose of official identification, this uniform 
clothing must be worn when working in the field. Clothing not provided 
by NPS should be appropriate to the working conditions. Additional 
equipment and resources will be provided by NPS, with the exception of 
food, standard field attire (including hiking boots and hydration pack), 
and a personal smartphone. The intern may use NPS binoculars, or 
optionally bring one's own set.  Compensation: Benefits & Compensation 
The intern will make significant contributions, including: **Ensuring 
the park's compliance with laws safeguarding our diverse natural 
resources; **Increasing our knowledge of the life histories of our 
park's native and non-native birds, and how they are faring in fuel 
modification zones; and **Enabling fire management and other park staff 
to better manage our lands for fire prevention and biodiversity 
preservation. The intern will gain invaluable experience with scientific 
bird surveys and navigation, and become familiar with a gorgeous and 
diverse national park. Additionally, **A stipend of $20 per workday is 
usually available. **Intern will be paid monthly or as worked out by the 
intern supervisor(s). **Full-time interns from outside the area may be 
eligible for shared housing. **The intern may be offered park tours 
and/or the opportunity for special wildlife encounters or botanical 
forays to broaden their knowledge and enhance their internship.  To 
apply, please submit the following documents via email to (EM: 
marti_witter AT nps.gov). **Letter of intent (include how the position 
will benefit your career, the dates you are available, whether you need 
housing, your understanding that this internship is unpaid, except for 
the stipend, and that you have your own vehicle for transportation to 
and from work) **Resume **Transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) 
**Three references For additional questions contact (EM: marti_witter AT 
nps.gov).

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN at University of Georgia.  Location: Otto, North 
Carolina.  Duration: three months: 4/18/17-7/20/17.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 01 Mar 2017.  
Description: The Chandler Applied Ecology Lab is looking for a field 
technician to assist in a study of Canada Warblers in the mountains of 
North Carolina. Duties will include: Point-counts, target netting Canada 
warblers (occasionally other species), passive netting passerine 
species, re-sighting color banded warblers, banding passerines, color 
banding Canada warblers, assisting graduate students with projects, and 
significant data entry. Position also necessitates attention to detail, 
self-motivation, a positive attitude, and the ability to work long days 
(10-14hrs) in the field with biting insects. Field days will often begin 
before dawn. We are looking for someone who can be independent when 
needed but able work and live closely with co-workers. Work begins mid 
to late April and lasts until mid-July. Shared housing and a stipend of 
$1200-$1600 per month, commensurate with experience, will be provided.  
Qualifications: Experience banding, mist net extraction, and taking 
feather samples of small songbirds is required. Position also requires 
good color vision, ability to identify eastern birds by sight and sound, 
the ability to hike navigate, and work alone in rugged terrain and 
variable weather conditions, and an interest in avian ecology. 
Technicians will have opportunities to assist with an adjacent long-term 
study of black-throated blue warblers and a newer project working with 
veery.  Compensation: Shared housing and a stipend of $1200-$1600 per 
month, commensurate with experience, will be provided.  To Apply: Please 
send a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for 3 references 
as a single document to SAM MERKER at (EM: cardellina.canadensis AT 
gmail.com). Please put CAWA in subject line.

SALT MARSH INTERN at USFWS - Rachel Carson NWR.  Location: Wells, 
Maine.  Duration: Internships last 12-weeks (40 hr/week) beginning 
mid-May through September. Starting dates are negotiable.  Job Type: 
Intern.  Application Deadline: 17 Feb 2017.  Description: Work with 
refuge staff on a variety of duties, primarily (80%) working in small 
teams measuring and surveying salt marsh habitat parameters, carrying 
heavy equipment and installing Surface Elevation Tables (SETs), entering 
data, and maintaining project equipment. Other duties include 
occasionally assisting visitors in our contact station, developing and 
delivering outreach talks to the public, conducting wildlife surveys and 
assisting with invasive plant control. Must be able to work under 
difficult climatic conditions, including hot and insect infested 
environments. Must be able to walk over uneven ground and carry heavy 
objects for long distances. Must possess valid driver's license. 
Required to work some weekends. Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge 
protects more than 5,600 acres of predominately coastal marsh in 
southern Maine. Refuge lands are rich in diverse habitats and wildlife. 
Annually, over 260,000 visitors participate in hunting, fishing, 
wildlife observation, photography, environmental education, and 
interpretation. Qualifications: 1.Knowledge of wildlife biology, coastal 
ecology, and coastal botany through course work and/or experience. 
2.Ability to speak to the public about wildlife conservation and 
management in formal and informal settings and the ability to 
communicate effectively in writing. 3.Ability to identify plants and 
fish through previous knowledge or use of field guides. 4.Ability to 
work well in small teams as well as independently. 5.A passion for 
wildlife conservation, a strong work ethic, and a good attitude. 
Compensation: $200 per week living allowance for qualified applicants. 
Communal, co-ed government housing may be available or intern may 
provide own housing within commuting distance of Wells, ME.  To Apply: 
Submit: (1)An updated resume. All employers and references must include 
current telephone numbers. (2)Two references who can represent your 
academic and/or work experience. (3)Written statements addressing the 
Qualifications and Requirements below. (4)Current college course 
transcript. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Address 
packet to: Internship Coordinator Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge 
321 Port Road Wells, Maine 04090. Applications must be postmarked by 
February 17th, 2017 (EM: susan_adamowicz AT fws.gov). For additional 
information: call the Refuge Office (PH: 207-646-9226) or send an email 
to (EM: susan_adamowicz AT fws.gov).

VOLUNTARY RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP IN SEABIRD BEHAVIOUR & ECOLOGY at 
OxNav, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford. 
  Location: Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales, 
UK.  Duration: ~5 months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Number of Openings: 1.  
Application Deadline: 12 Feb 2017.  Description: We are looking for an 
enthusiastic, hardworking young biologist to work as a voluntary 
Research Assistant to help with our pelagic seabird research on Skomer 
Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales, in Spring and Summer 2017. The work will 
involve several research projects coordinated by Prof Tim Guilford at 
Oxford's Department of Zoology (see the OxNav website). We utilise 
state-of-the art tracking technologies (miniature GPS, geolocators, 
time-depth recorders, etc) on several species of seabirds but mainly on 
Manx shearwaters. Most work will involve assisting doctoral students 
with the day-to-day monitoring of breeding birds and with deploying and 
retrieving tracking devices. It will also involve entering data 
collected in the field into appropriate databases. There will be a 
significant amount of nocturnal work, since the primary study species is 
the Manx Shearwater, which only arrives at the colony after dark. The 
role will also involve monitoring Atlantic puffins tracked with 
geolocators and helping with their recapture (with some work to be 
carried out at dawn) as part of a project led by Dr Annette Fayet. The 
project is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in modern 
field ornithology. There will also be opportunities for the assistant to 
learn some analytical techniques applied to animal movement data. Skomer 
has mobile coverage and some access to Internet, however movements to 
and from the mainland are limited due to unpredictable wind conditions. 
There is a small community of wardens, assistants and volunteers, who 
are involved in the running and conservation of the Nature Reserve, 
monitoring the seabird populations, and managing the daily and 
over-night visitors. There might be opportunities to visit other UK 
island reserves during the project. There will also be scope for 
involvement in other conservation and ecological projects on the island, 
which is a National Nature Reserve administered by the Wildlife Trust of 
South and West Wales.  Qualifications: we are looking for a motivated 
and hardworking biologist, who likes working in the field and can cope 
with difficult working and living conditions, and who can work with us 
between April and September 2017 (with some flexibility for the start 
and end dates). Previous experience in the field or in harsh conditions 
is desirable, but not essential. Work on Skomer requires long hours 
(with some work at night and at dawn) spent in a cold and wet 
environment and considerable manual work. A good 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 a 
plus (previous assistants have engaged in doctoral studies afterwards). 
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. Unfortunately, for administrative reasons, we 
can only accept applications from people having permission to work in 
the UK (UK and EU citizens, UK residents, or persons with a UK work 
permit).  Compensation: Unfortunately we cannot provide a stipend but 
(shared and basic) accommodation on Skomer will be provided.  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: 
tim.guilford AT zoo.ox.ac.uk – with oliver.padget AT zoo.ox.ac.uk, 
james.evry AT wadh.ox.ac.uk and annette.fayet AT zoo.ox.ac.uk in cc). 
Please note that providing names of referees is not enough, the 
candidate needs to arrange for their referees to email us a reference 
(unfortunately we do not have time to contact each referee 
individually). The deadline for submitting applications (including 
reference letters) is the 12th February 2017. We will interview the best 
candidates on Skype shortly after and we expect to make a decision by 
the end of February.

SONGBIRD RESEARCH AND EDUCATION INTERN at Alaska Songbird Institute.  
  Location: Fairbanks, Alaska.  Duration: 5.5 
months.  Job Type: Intern.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application 
Deadline: 10 Feb 2017.  Description: POSITION DESCRIPTION: This position 
will assist with research and education at the Alaska Songbird Institute 
in Fairbanks, Alaska. The intern will work alongside ASI biologists and 
community volunteers on two long-term research/education projects. The 
Creamer's Field Migration Station is a mist netting station operating 
during spring and fall migration. The Tree Swallow Ecology Project is a 
nest monitoring/youth education project. Training will be provided in: 
bird banding & mist netting techniques, bird identification, 
environmental education, nest box monitoring and banding adult and 
nestling Tree Swallows. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties may include but 
are not limited to: monitoring up to 200 Tree Swallow nest boxes 
(approximately 75 active nests), recording nest chronology, capturing 
and banding breeding adults, banding and recording physiological data on 
nestlings, collecting nests, and entering data. The intern will also 
help supervise and mentor up to 15 youth volunteers (ages 10-14), and up 
to five high school interns (ages 14-17). Additional duties include: 
operating mist nets, monitoring and removing birds from mist nets, 
recording data, leading 1-hour field trips (grades K-12), leading 1-hour 
bird walks for visitors, station maintenance, interacting with 
volunteers, greeting independent visitors, and entering data in a manner 
that is consistent with ASI procedures. Responsibilities are expected to 
break down as follows: research & monitoring (50%); environmental 
education and community interaction (30%); data summation and entry 
(10%); and field logistics (10%). HOURS: Variable, averaging 40 hours 
/week from April 15-September 30, 2017. Required to work many weekend 
days.  QUALIFICATIONS: Interns must possess a demonstrated interest in 
ornithology, environmental education, mentoring youth and teens, a 
strong work ethic, meticulous approach to collecting and recording data, 
positive attitude, good interpersonal skills, a genuine desire to gain 
experience in nest monitoring, banding, and working in a community-based 
research model. Interns must make common sense decisions concerning 
wildlife interactions (e.g., moose, bear), be able to work independently 
and as part of a team, to actively involve youth and volunteers in all 
aspects of the projects, and work well as a leader of youth, teens, and 
adults. In addition, this position requires many early mornings 
(starting at 5:30 AM), weekend days, and the ability to follow a work 
schedule that is dependent upon changing weather and field logistics. 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Nest monitoring and bird banding require good manual 
dexterity and eyesight and involve long periods of being on your feet 
with few or no breaks. Interns must be able to access all nest boxes and 
mist nets and travel with groups of children through and to the study 
areas. This job may require walking through waist deep water and 
vegetation, carrying a backpack with gear (~25lbs), stepping over logs 
and fences, crossing uneven terrain, riding a bicycle, and carrying 
heavy objects in high levels of insect activity and inclement weather 
conditions.  Compensation: SALARY & BENEFITS: The intern will earn a 
living stipend of $1,250 per month, partial months will be pro-rated. 
Stipends are taxable and paid in monthly installments. Housing is not 
provided.  To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three 
references (at least one should be familiar with your experience/skills 
working with youth) as a single document to: (EM: April.HardingScurr AT 
aksongbird.org) by February 10, 2017.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN at Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. 
  Location: Pittsburgh, PA. Duration: mid-May 
to late-July 2017 (8-10 weeks).  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of 
Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 10 Feb 2017.  Description: Western 
Pennsylvania Conservancy will be collecting data throughout Pennsylvania 
as part of bird monitoring and research efforts for use in biodiversity 
conservation. The Avian Field Technician will work in conjunction with 
other WPC staff to accomplish goals outlined in the specified project, 
WPC's strategic plan, and/or the Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program 
Operating Plan. The Avian Field Technician will conduct off-road point 
counts surveys to collect abundance and diversity information on bird 
species and assemblages at targeted sites of ecological value across 
Pennsylvania. The successful applicant will be expected to work 
independently or alongside WPC staff to complete surveys, bush-whacking 
on foot to most locations and navigating through rugged and sometimes 
dangerous terrain (i.e. rocks, insects, poison ivy, and rattlesnakes). 
Other duties may include desktop field preparations, site access 
communications with private landowners and public land managers, data 
entry, and assisting with forest stand validation.  Qualifications: Must 
have experience and familiarity with the birds and ecosystems of 
Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic region. Working knowledge and 
experience with identification of birds by sight and primarily sound is 
required. Candidates should have experience with intensive scientific 
field studies, ecological research techniques (especially avian 
surveys), working in remote locations and extended field excursions. 
Must be able to travel throughout Pennsylvania and be able to work 
various hours, as needed. Must have ability to hike long distances over 
steep, hilly, and/or rocky terrain and work long hours in cool, hot, or 
wet spring/summer conditions. Familiarity with GPS and map navigation in 
remote settings preferred. Valid U.S. driver's license required. 
Qualified individuals should have completed or be currently pursuing a 
B.S. degree in Biology, Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Zoology or related 
field, or equivalent combination of education and experience in relevant 
positions and projects.  Compensation: $12-15 per hour; 40 hour 
work-week, plus some expenses.  To Apply: Send resume, cover letter, and 
contact information for three references to (EM: wpcjobs AT 
paconserve.org) and list Avian Field Technician in the subject line of 
the email. Application deadline is February 10.

OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER TECHNICIANS at Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge.  
  Location: Tok, AK.  Duration: 
summer 2017.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Number of Openings: 2-4.  
Application Deadline: 29 Jan 2017.  Description: Two to four (2-4) 
individuals are needed to participate in a research project examining 
migratory connectivity, food availability and mercury contamination of 
Olive-sided Flycatchers (OSFL) in Alaska. Technicians will locate OSFL 
territories, capture birds using mist nets, mark birds, collect 
biological samples and monitor nests. In addition, work will include 
setup and maintenance of insect traps on OSFL territories. The primary 
study site is located off the road system, so applicants should be 
comfortable camping in remote areas for extended periods of time, 
working closely with a small crew, traveling in small aircraft and 
spending much of the summer with limited access to many creature 
comforts. Fieldwork involves long days (40-60 hours per week during peak 
season), odd hours, inclement weather, biting insects and challenging 
travel conditions. Primary mode of travel is by foot but technicians 
should be comfortable in canoes, kayaks and rafts.  Qualifications: 
Enthusiasm for wildlife and wild places is the most important 
qualification. Applicants excited about the prospect of living and 
working in remote areas are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have 
a strong work ethic, be a quick learner, have good navigational skills, 
be able to work as a team player, and be willing to do new and difficult 
tasks. In addition, applicants should be able to lift up to 50 lbs and 
carry a heavy backpack for up to 5 miles in rough brushy terrain. 
Previous experience working and camping in bear country is a plus. 
Applicants should be familiar with identifying boreal forest birds by 
sight and song. Preference will be given to those with experience 
handling small passerines, extracting birds from mist nets, and aging 
and sexing birds. Please outline this experience in your resume. 
Additionally, individuals with photography and/or videography skills are 
desired. Additional duties may include entering data into spreadsheets 
and databases, authoring short field reports, performing basic 
maintenance tasks and completing other assigned tasks as necessary. The 
technician will be required to complete first aid, CPR, firearms, bear 
safety, and small aircraft safety training. Technicians may have the 
opportunity to be involved in other projects such as off-road point 
counts for birds, snowshoe hare surveys, phenology studies, raptor 
surveys, invasive species projects and community outreach.  
Compensation: Transportation to Tok from Anchorage and/or Fairbanks 
airport will be provided at the beginning and end of the field season. 
Housing, transportation and daily stipend (amount TBD but likely 
~$50/day) will be provided. Position start and end date is negotiable 
but applicant must be available to work from early May through 
mid-August.  To apply, send a letter of interest and resume with at 
least 2 references to KRISTIN DUBOUR (EM: kristin_dubour AT fws.gov, PH: 
907-786-3450). Please put "Volunteer OSFL Technician" in the subject 
line of your email. Applications must be received no later than January 
29, 2017.

SEASONAL VEERY TECHNICIAN at University of Georgia.  Location: Otto, 
NC.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1.  
Application Deadline: 10 Mar 2017.  Description: SEASONAL TECHNICIAN (1) 
needed for a University of Georgia study using radiotelemetry to track 
the movements and habitat use of fledgling Veeries at the Coweeta 
Hydrologic Laboratory in the Southern Appalachians of western North 
Carolina. Duties include: nest searching/monitoring, banding of adults 
and nestlings, tracking fledglings via radiotelemetry, insect and 
vegetation sampling, and data entry. The technician will also have 
opportunities to assist with adjacent long-term studies of Canada and 
Black-throated Blue Warblers. Field work begins mid to late April and 
lasts until mid July.  Qualifications: Experience with radiotelemetry 
and nest searching is required, with preference given for experience 
with mist-netting and handling of nestlings. Position requires good 
color vision, the ability to hike and work alone in rugged terrain and 
variable weather conditions, and an interest in avian ecology. Position 
also necessitates attention to detail, self-motivation, and a positive 
attitude for long days (8-14 hours) in the field with biting insects.  
Compensation: A stipend of $1200-$1600 per month, commensurate with 
experience, will be provided in addition to housing.  To apply, send a 
cover letter, resume and a list of three references to Will Lewis (EM: 
cardellina.canadensis AT gmail.com). Include "Seasonal Veery Technician" 
in the email subject line. Applications will be considered as they are 
received.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN: IOWA at University of Illinois at 
Urbana-Champaign.   Location: 
Lamoni, IA.  Duration: 10-12 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 1-2.  Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2017. Description: 1-2 
Avian Technicians (full time) needed mid-May through the end of July or 
mid-August in the rolling prairies of southern Iowa and northern 
Missouri. Research projects focus on the effects of grassland management 
(fire, cattle grazing, and herbicides) on grassland and shrubland avian 
communities. Though grasslands are increasingly scarce in the Midwest, 
there are pockets remaining on private lands grazed by cattle. 
Restoration of these habitats thus requires balancing the needs of birds 
with the needs of landowners. To address this, we are researching 
habitat quality for birds in this working, productive landscape. Duties 
of technicians will consist of a combination of the following: 
line-transect surveys for grassland birds, point counts for shrubland 
birds, arthropod sampling, vegetation surveys, and data entry. Housing 
and field vehicles will be provided.  Qualifications: Required: Valid 
driver's license U.S. Citizen Experience with avian survey techniques 
(ex. point counts, line transects, etc.) Ability to walk long distances 
and work long hours in hot and humid conditions Completed/pursuing 
undergraduate degree in Biology, Ecology, Wildlife Biology, or related 
field Preferred: Experience in identifying grassland or shrubland/forest 
birds, by sight and sound Knowledge of Midwestern grassland grasses, 
forbs, and shrubs. Compensation: $10-$14/hr, DOE.  To Apply: Please 
submit one PDF document containing your CV, contact information for 
three references, and a short cover letter detailing your interest in 
the project and relevant experience to (EM: jjcoon2 AT illiniois.edu). 
Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with preference for 
earlier applicants.

AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN at UC Berkeley. 
  Location: San Bernardino and Warner 
Mountains, CA.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 03 Feb 2017. Description: One avian 
point count field technician (1) is needed from approximately May 1 to 
July 20 2017 to assist with 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. 
Technician will spend one month in the San Bernardino Mountains near Los 
Angeles and one month in the Warner Mountains on the Modoc Plateau. 
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. Technician will be paid a monthly stipend of 
$2700 and food/lodging will be covered while in the field. 
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 personal vehicle that can be used to reach survey 
sites (mileage will be reimbursed), as well as a valid driver's license 
and clean driving record. Ideal candidates will: (i) be experienced in 
avian point count survey techniques and be able to identify birds of 
California 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) have some experience with plant 
identification, preferably western plants; and (vi) be able to provide 
their own basic camping equipment.  Compensation: $2700/month plus 
benefits and food/lodging while in the field.  To Apply: Position will 
be filled as soon as a qualified applicant is found. 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.

COMMON LOON RESEARCH ASSISTANT at Chapman University. 
  Location: Rhinelander, 
Wisconsin.  Duration: 2.5 months.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 
4.  Application Deadline: 20 Feb 2017. Description: Common Loon Project 
in northern Wisconsin requires 4 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 2017, 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 a car that gets 30 mpg 
or better, 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 in 
comfortable summer home, stipend of $1500 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.chapman.edu/~wpiper/.

SOUTHWESTERN WILLOW FLYCATCHER FIELD TECHNICIANS - BANDERS at SWCA 
Environmental Consultants.   
Location: Flagstaff, AZ.  Duration: Start date is May 6, 2017 and is 
non-negotiable; end dates range from late July to mid-August 2017.  Job 
Type: Permanent.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 10 Feb 
2017.  Description: SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking banders to 
support the Flagstaff, Arizona office's Southwestern Willow Flycatcher 
studies along the lower Colorado River between Lake Mead and Yuma, 
Arizona. These are temporary, hourly positions. Start date is May 6, 
2017 and is non-negotiable; end dates range from late July to mid-August 
2017.  Qualifications: Field duties will include conducting standardized 
early morning broadcast surveys, nest searching, nest monitoring, 
re-sighting color-banded southwestern willow flycatchers, and using 
targeted mist net techniques to capture, color-band, and collect blood 
samples from flycatchers. Additional duties may include deploying data 
loggers. Daily computer data entry required. **Job Requirements: **A 
minimum of one (1) field season of avian research **Extensive prior 
experience mist netting and banding passerine birds (250+ individuals) 
**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 Preferred Skills and Experience: 
**Experience with willow flycatchers, nest monitoring of open-cup 
passerines, and identification of southwestern U.S. riparian birds 
**Independent extraction and processing of 500+ passerines; experience 
banding endangered species and target netting **Experience using ATVs 
and towing a trailer. Compensation and Schedule: $19.11 per hour plus 
~$4/hr 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 soon as qualified 
applicants are identified. SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing 
employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of environmental 
services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the 
largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering 
News-Record's Top 200 Environmental Firms. If you would like to contact 
SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance 
completing the online application process due to a disability, please 
email accommodations AT swca.com or call 800-828-8517. This contact 
information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other 
inquiries will not receive a response. EOE - women, minorities, 
individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. 
Apply Here: http://www.click2apply.net/xm2m29smc2.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND OUTREACH INTERN at USFWS Rachel Carson NWR.  
Location: Wells, Maine.  Duration: Internship is 12 weeks (40 hr/week) 
beginning May or June. Starting dates are negotiable.  Job Type: 
Intern.  Application Deadline: 17 Feb 2017.  Description: Work with 
refuge staff developing and delivering outreach programs, written 
materials and social media posts. Provide friendly presence on refuge 
trails and at our visitor contact station to enhance visitor experience 
(80%). Outreach topics include pollinator conservation, piping plovers, 
tide pools, invasive plants, and other high priority conservation 
messages. Other occasional duties include: manual invasive plant 
removal, working in a native plant greenhouse, wildlife surveys, salt 
marsh research. Must be able to work under varied climatic conditions, 
including hot and insect infested environments. Must possess valid 
driver's license. Required to work most weekends and holidays, we do 
strive to give 2 consecutive days off a week. Rachel Carson National 
Wildlife Refuge protects more than 5,600 acres of predominately coastal 
marsh in southern Maine. Refuge lands are rich in diverse habitats and 
wildlife. Annually, over 270,000 visitors participate in hunting, 
fishing, wildlife observation, photography, environmental education, and 
interpretation.  Qualifications: 1.Knowledge of natural resource 
management and environmental education through course work and/or 
experience. 2.Demonstrated person to person and public speaking ability 
and experience writing to inform or motivate. 3.Ability to plan, 
advertise and conduct outreach programs. 4.Ability to work both 
independently and as a member of a team.  Compensation: $200/week living 
allowance for qualified applicants. Communal, co-ed government housing 
may be available or intern may provide own housing near Wells, ME.  To 
Apply:  (1)An updated resume. All employers and references must include 
current telephone numbers. (2)Two references who can represent your 
academic and/or work experience. (3)Written statements addressing the 
five Qualifications and Requirements below. (4)Current college course 
transcript. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Address 
packet to: Internship Coordinator Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge 
321 Port Road Wells, Maine 04090. Applications must be postmarked by 
February 17, 2017 For additional information: call (PH: 207-646-9226 or 
email (EM: Kate_OBrien AT fws.gov).

BEACH NESTING BIRD INTERN at USFWS Rachel Carson NWR.  Location: Wells, 
Maine.  Duration: Internship is 12 weeks (40 hr/week) beginning May or 
June. Starting dates are negotiable.  Job Type: Intern.  Application 
Deadline: 17 Feb 2017.  Description: Work with refuge staff managing 
piping plover and least tern nesting areas (80%): includes monitoring 
piping plover/tern nesting activities, dawn and dusk chick watches, 
speaking to landowners and the public about plover protection, 
collecting data on brood locations, maintaining solar fencing, etc. 
Other occasional duties include: manual invasive plant removal, working 
in a native plant greenhouse, assisting visitors in our contact station, 
conducting wildlife surveys, assisting with salt marsh research, 
delivering outreach programs to refuge visitors. Must be able to work 
under varied climatic conditions, including hot and insect infested 
environments. Must possess valid driver's license. Required to work most 
weekends and holidays. Must be able to walk long distances on beach. 
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge protects more than 5,600 acres of 
predominately coastal marsh in southern Maine. Refuge lands are rich in 
diverse habitats and wildlife. Annually, over 270,000 visitors 
participate in hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, photography, 
environmental education, and interpretation.  Qualifications: 
1.Knowledge of wildlife biology, ecology, and environmental education 
through course work and/or experience. 2.Ability to speak to the public 
about wildlife conservation and management in formal and informal 
settings and the ability to communicate effectively in writing. 
3.Ability to identify Maine birds, particularly waterbirds and 
shorebirds. 4.Ability to work both independently and as a member of a 
team. 5.Ability to keep detailed, organized field notes and datasheets.  
Compensation: 200/week living allowance for qualified applicants. 
Communal, co-ed government housing may be available or intern may 
provide own housing near Wells, ME.  To Apply:  (1)An updated resume. 
All employers and references must include current telephone numbers. 
(2)Two references who can represent your academic and/or work 
experience. (3)Written statements addressing the five Qualifications and 
Requirements below. (4)Current college course transcript. Incomplete 
applications will not be considered. Address packet to: Internship 
Coordinator Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge 321 Port Road Wells, 
Maine 04090. Applications must be postmarked by February 17, 2017 For 
additional information: call (PH: 207-646-9226 or email (EM: Kate_OBrien 
AT fws.gov).


WILDLIFE (TURKEY) TECHNICIAN at Montana State University.  Location: 
Lead, SD.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 
1.  Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2017.  Description: 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 
approximately March 15, 2016 and runs through mid August 2016. Salary: 
~$1425/month, with potential increase for a high performing technician. 
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 can be submitted until February 28, 2016, but 
applications will be processed as they are received, and position likely 
will be filled prior to February 15, 2016.

SEABIRD BIOLOGY M.S. OPPORTUNITY at Humboldt State University. 
  Location: Arcata, CA.  
Duration: Open.  Job Type: Student.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application 
Deadline: 01 Feb 2017.  Description: A partially-funded MS opportunity 
is available in the Barton Lab, Department of Wildlife, Humboldt State 
University. Students with experience with natural history and 
conservation of birds, especially seabirds, that wish to advance their 
quantitative skills, or with quantitative skills that wish to apply 
their abilities to advancing our understanding of the biology and 
conservation of seabirds, are especially encouraged to apply. A 
demonstrable commitment to research and enjoyment of learning are 
required, as is a lack of fear of quantitative reasoning. Possible 
topics include trend analysis and monitoring of seabird populations, 
estimating seabird nesting success, or reproductive biology of seabirds. 
Possible study areas include the Trinidad Head / Patrick's Point region 
of the California North Coast. Other study topics and areas may be 
possible.  Qualifications: 1) Degree in biological field 2) Likes and 
knows birds OR 3) Quantitatively skilled If not 2), then 3), if not 3), 
then 2). If both, excellent. 4) Willing to squint at ocean for extended 
periods of time through spotting scope. Compensation: This position is 
funded at approximately $800 / month of research assistantship support, 
which could be supplemented by employment as an instructional assistant 
within the Department of Wildlife or other opportunities. Residents of 
California, eligible for the State University Grant, are encouraged to 
apply.  To Apply: For more information on the HSU College of Natural 
Resources and Sciences graduate program, please see their website: 
http://www2.humboldt.edu/cnrs/grad-programs. Prospective students are 
encouraged to submit a cv and a letter of interest to DAN BARTON (EM: 
daniel.barton AT humboldt.edu) if they are uncertain about applying to 
the CNRS program. Late applications may be considered on a case-by-case 
basis.

AVIAN POINT-COUNT TECHNICIAN at Wyoming Natural Diversity Database. 
  Location: Laramie, WY. Duration: 3 
months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: 2. Application 
Deadline: 05 Mar 2017.  Description: The Wyoming Natural Diversity 
Database is hiring up to two technicians to conduct songbird surveys 
throughout Wyoming. As part of the Integrated Monitoring in Bird 
Conservation Regions (IMBCR) program, technicians will be responsible 
for conducting point count surveys in the grassland and forest habitats 
of the Thunder Basin National Grasslands, Medicine Bow National Forest, 
and Bighorn National Forest. Work is primarily solitary and requires 
extensive driving, navigating, and hiking through rugged and remote 
country. Surveys take place in very diverse and beautiful landscapes, 
and expose technicians to a wide variety of bird communities. The 
position is based out of Laramie, Wyoming where housing is provided, 
however car camping is generally required while working. Some overnight 
backpacking is also required.  Qualifications: Applicants must have the 
following experience: 1) demonstrated ability to identify birds by song, 
call, and sight; and 2) navigating, hiking, and backpacking in remote 
locations. A love of strenuous hiking is an absolute requirement of this 
position! A valid US driver's license and a strong work ethic are also 
necessary.  Compensation: $13.00/hour + $20 per diem for camping (work 
vehicle and shared housing provided).  To Apply: Send cover letter, 
resume, and 3 references to (EM: zwallac2 AT uwyo.edu). Please address 
your experience with bird identification, hiking, backpacking, working 
alone, and your dates of availability in your cover letter. The Wyoming 
Natural Diversity Database is the state natural heritage program and is 
an equal opportunity employer. We collect and disseminate information 
about the distribution and abundance of sensitive species and 
communities across Wyoming.

REVISED - AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS - SOUTHERN GREAT PLAINS at Bird 
Conservancy of the Rockies.   Location: 
Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska.  Duration: 2-3 months.  
Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 7. Application Deadline: 29 Jan 
2017.  Description: Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking 
experienced field biologists to conduct point counts across the Southern 
Great Plains, from northern Texas and eastern New Mexico up to the 
Nebraska panhandle for the Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation 
Regions (IMBCR) program. For additional information about IMBCR, please 
visit 
http://www.birdconservancy.org/what-we-do/science/monitoring/imbcr-program/. 
The position will begin on April 18 and continue through late June with 
the possibility for continued employment entering and proofing data. 
Surveys are located on both public and private lands in a mix of 
grassland and shrub habitats including short- and mixed-grass prairie, 
mesquite bosques, and riparian systems with the opportunity to observe 
an impressive variety of species as you move across the study area, 
including Painted Bunting, Cactus Wren, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, 
Burrowing Owl, Mississippi Kite, Scaled Quail, Golden-fronted 
Woodpecker, and Lesser Prairie-Chicken. 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 is 10 days on and 4 days off. 
Technicians must be able to identify all bird species found across the 
Southern Great Plains by sight and sound upon completion of training. 
Primitive camping, often without phone service or facilities will be 
required. Completion of job duties may periodically require long days in 
the field. Employees can expect 40 hours of work per week with the 
possibility of some overtime. In addition to the hourly wage, 
reimbursement for project-related travel, some recreational travel, and 
approximately $100 per week in camping and lodging reimbursements will 
be provided.  Qualifications: Applicants should be enthusiastic, 
physically fit, enjoy travel, and be willing to work independently. 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 off-trail. Applicants with 
personal 4WD vehicles are encouraged to apply; however, Bird Conservancy 
will rent vehicles for qualified applicants that do not possess 4WD 
vehicles if they are at least 21 years of age and pass a motor vehicle 
background check. Compensation: Hourly wages will range from $13.25 - 
$15.50, depending upon experience. Employees can expect 40 hours of work 
per week with the possibility of some overtime. In addition to the 
hourly wage, reimbursement for project-related travel, some recreational 
travel, and approximately $100 per week in camping and lodging 
reimbursements will be provided.  To Apply: Email a cover letter 
detailing your bird identification knowledge/ability/experience, resume, 
and three references as a single document (PDF or Word) to BRITTANY 
WOIDERSKI (EM: brittany.woiderski AT birdconservancy.org). Positions 
will be filled as suitable applicants are found.

AVIAN POINT COUNT FIELD TECHNICIAN at Klamath Bird Observatory. 
  Location: Oregon, California. Duration: 3 
months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 05 Feb 2017.  
Description: The Klamath Bird Observatory (www.KlamathBird.org) is 
seeking seasonal field technicians from May 1st through July 15th, to 
complete point count surveys throughout the diverse and beautiful region 
of southern Oregon and northern California. Technicians will work on 
multiple projects including monitoring effects of oak and stream 
restoration, long-term monitoring in National Parks and more. Applicant 
should be able to identify a large variety of Western birds as they will 
be working in a range of habitats from oak savanna, riparian, coniferous 
forests, and montane meadows. 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. Camping independently, often at undeveloped or dispersed sites, 
will be required for most work. Applicant ideally should have a 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, be in 
excellent physical condition, and be comfortable working and camping 
independently. 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 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, send cover letter (including dates of 
availability and vehicle type), resume, and contact information for 
three references to ELLIE ARMSTRONG (EM: eea AT KlamathBird.org). 
Applicants will be evaluated beginning immediately and on a continual 
basis until the position is filled.

BOTANY INTERN at USFWS Rachel Carson NWR.  Location: Wells, Maine. 
Duration: 24 weeks April through September. Starting dates are 
negotiable.  Job Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 17 Feb 2017. 
Description: Work with refuge staff on restoring native shrublands and 
identifying and removing invasive plants (80%): includes manual removal 
of invasive plants, surveying areas for new invasive plant occurrences, 
and propagating native plants in the refuge greenhouse. Other occasional 
duties include: monitoring piping plover nesting activities, including 
dawn and dusk chick watches, assisting visitors in our contact station, 
conducting wildlife surveys, assisting with salt marsh research, 
delivering outreach programs to refuge visitors. Must be able to work 
under varied climatic conditions, including hot and insect infested 
environments. Must possess valid driver's license. Required to work some 
weekends. Must be able to dig and pull plants. Rachel Carson National 
Wildlife Refuge protects more than 5,600 acres of predominately coastal 
marsh in southern Maine. Refuge lands are rich in diverse habitats and 
wildlife. Annually, over 270,000 visitors participate in hunting, 
fishing, wildlife observation, photography, environmental education, and 
interpretation.  Qualifications: 1.Knowledge of wildlife biology, 
ecology, botany/horticulture and environmental education through course 
work and/or experience. 2.Ability to speak to the public about wildlife 
conservation and management in formal and informal settings and the 
ability to communicate effectively in writing. 3.Ability to identify 
Maine plants, particularly non- native ones. 4. Ability to work both 
independently and as a member of a team. 5.A passion for wildlife 
conservation, a strong work ethic, and a good attitude. For additional 
information: call ({PH:207-646-9226) or email (EM: Kate_O'Brien AT 
fws.gov). Compensation: 200 per week living allowance for qualified 
applicants. Communal, co-ed government housing may be available or 
intern may provide own housing within commuting distance of Wells, ME.  
To Apply: (1)An updated resume. All employers and references must 
include current telephone numbers. (2)Two references who can represent 
your academic and/or work experience. (3)Written statements addressing 
the five Qualifications and Requirements below. (4)Current college 
course transcript. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 
Address packet to: Internship Coordinator Rachel Carson National 
Wildlife Refuge 321 Port Road Wells, Maine 04090. Applications must be 
postmarked by February 17, 2017 For additional information: call (PH: 
207-646-9226 or email (EM: Kate_OBrien AT fws.gov).

WILDLIFE RESEARCH INTERN  –  HAWK MIGRATION MONITORING at Lehigh Gap 
Nature Center.    Location: Slatington, PA. Duration: 
3.5 months; August 15-November 30, 2017.  Job Type: Intern.  Number of 
Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 15 Apr 2017. Description: Conduct 
daily hawk count up to 6 days per week (weather permitting) at Bake Oven 
Knob in Lehigh County, PA (about 20 miles northeast of Allentown). 
Record, report, and analyze data; help publish results. Interact with 
visitors to the site and educate them concerning hawk migration, 
identification, and conservation. NOTE that the intern will need to work 
on holidays, including Thanksgiving and Labor Day. Optional: complete a 
research paper to be published in American Hawkwatcher. This project can 
be part of a student's undergraduate or graduate research work at the 
discretion of the college/university. The student may be matriculated 
and earning credits, on a leave of absence, or post-graduate. 
Qualifications: Candidate must be competent, responsible researcher able 
to keep organized detailed records of observations. Hawk identification 
skills or hawk count experience is desired but not necessary. Student 
must learn hawk ID before project begins. Internet and computer use 
skills required. Knowledge of statistics is very useful for research 
project. Equipment Needed: Good quality binoculars and hawk ID guides. 
The Center can provide these if necessary. The intern will need his or 
her own car to travel to the lookout each day.  Compensation: $700-750 
per month stipend (depending on experience) plus housing and internet 
access. Housing: Lehigh Gap Nature Center (LGNC) will provide housing in 
our Osprey House by the Lehigh River. The Center will provide 
utilities/wireless internet. There is a fully equipped kitchen and 
bathroom, but there are no laundry facilities on site. Interns should 
provide their own cell phone.  To Apply: Email resume to (EM: lgnc AT 
ptd.net) (Word or pdf) Include any information pertinent to wildlife 
research and hawk identification skills. Also include a sample your 
writing, preferably a research paper. Questions? Contact DAN (PH: 
610-760-8889 EM: danlgnc AT ptd.net). Applications being accepted any 
time after January 15, 2017. Early applicants will have best chance of 
being accepted for internship. Position may be filled before deadline. 
Application deadline: April 15, 2017.

PHD ASSISTANTSHIP--MIXED GRASS PRAIRIE BIRDS AND FIRE at North Dakota 
State University. 
 Location: 
Fargo, ND.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Student. Number of Openings: 
1.  Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2017. Description: We are seeking a 
graduate student (PhD) to investigate the influence of fire and grazing 
on mixed-grass prairie bird and pollinator communities. This research 
will take place in the Missouri Coteau region of North Dakota in one of 
the few remaining landscapes in the Great Plains with large, intact 
rangelands that have never been plowed. The project will take place on 
North Dakota State's Central Grasslands Research Extension Center 
(CGREC) and will be a part of a multi-year, interdisciplinary study 
examining the influence of restored disturbance regimes on livestock, 
wildlife, plants, and soils. This will be a highly interdisciplinary 
project with many opportunities to collaborate with other students and 
faculty. The study area represents one of the most unique grassland 
complexes in North America. This area hosts an extremely diverse 
grassland bird community ranging from upland nesting waterfowl and 
sharp-tailed grouse to near threatened Sprague's pipits and Baird's 
sparrows. Despite fire being an integral disturbance in grassland 
ecosystems, this region has undergone fire suppression for decades, 
creating a unique opportunity to assess the response of grassland 
organisms to restored disturbance regimes. 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 bird communities, pollinator communities, 
and 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, DISTANCE, R, MARK, and Presence.  
Compensation: $22,000/yr + tuition waiver.  To APPLY: Submit 1 document 
(.pdf) that includes a 1) cover letter discussing your qualifications 
and future goals, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) transcripts (unofficial), 4) 
GRE scores and 4) three professional references to (EM: torre.hovick AT 
gmail.com).

BANDER-IN-CHARGE at Innis Point Bird Observatory.  Location: . Duration: 
.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: 1. Application Deadline: 15 
Feb 2017.  Description: BANDER-in-CHARGE (BIC)-- Innis Point Bird 
Observatory (IPBO) is seeking a qualified BIC for its Spring Migration 
Monitoring Program (SMMP), from April 24 to June 7, 2016. Innis Point 
Bird Observatory is located on the south side of the Ottawa River about 
15 km west of downtown Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It has been in operation 
since 1982, with a Spring Migration Monitoring Program (SMMP) since 
1997. The SMMP, run under a fixed protocol, consists of a standardized 
banding program using mist nets, a standardized one hour census, general 
observations of birds, and the determination of Estimated Daily Totals 
(EDT). The BIC will be responsible for the fieldwork from Sunday to 
Friday during the SMMP period. This will include coordinating the 
fieldwork of all volunteers assisting with the program. The BIC will 
train volunteers in extraction, as well as other aspects of the 
monitoring and banding process. The BIC will be required to demonstrate 
observatory activities to occasional groups of visitors. The BIC will be 
responsible for completion of the EDT sheet and the Daily Log during the 
days that he/she is present, and also for computer entry of banding and 
EDT data for all days during the entire SMMP period. The BIC will be 
asked to provide a brief report at the completion of the project. There 
are no accommodations available on site other than camping. The site is 
located on DND property and the facilities include two trailers; there 
is no running water, no telephone and no electricity or heat. There is a 
composting toilet. Qualifications: The BIC must hold or be eligible for 
a Banding Permit. Experience of work at other bird observatories is 
highly desirable.  Compensation: The total remuneration will be $4000 
(including legal benefits such as vacation pay), paid in four 
instalments during the course of the program.  To Apply: Interested 
candidates are invited to apply, with CV, to CELIA BODNAR (PH: 
613-836-7907; EM: bodnarcelia AT gmail.com). Applications will be 
accepted until position is filled. An assistant bander may be chosen 
from among eligible candidates and will receive remuneration 
commensurate with abilities.

CREW LEADER (1), FIELD ASSISTANT POSITION (2), LOON DISTURBANCE STUDY IN 
NORTHERN ALASKA at University of Alaska Anchorage and BLM. Location: 
North Slope, AK.  Duration: ~June 3 to August 19th, 2017. Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Number of Openings: Crew leader (1) and field assistant (2).  
Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2017.  Description: The University of 
Alaska Anchorage and Bureau of Land Management is seeking three 
individuals to assist a master's student with a study on Yellow-billed 
and Pacific Loon behavior in response to human disturbance in northern 
Alaska. We are examining the effects of oil and gas industry impacts on 
nesting and brood-rearing loons and will be conducting experiments to 
ascertain the effectiveness of the current management guidelines 
(buffers). Work will be conducted from a remote field camp in the Fish 
Creek watershed in the NPR-Alaska. Duties include nest searching, 
collecting data on nest site preferences, reproductive success, and 
behavioral observations. The appointment is from approximately June 3 - 
August 19th, 2016. The individual selected for the position must be 
capable of hiking long distances in a tundra environment, comfortable 
working in bear territory, competent in recording data and maintaining 
records, willing to assist with camp chores and able to maintain a good 
attitude while working in occasionally challenging field conditions 
(difficult terrain, wet, cold, and windy). We pay travel from Anchorage, 
AK to Fairbanks, AK and then onto the field site in Northern Alaska. 
Housing and food is provided during the approximately 5-7 day period in 
Fairbanks, and food and living accommodations are provided in the 
field.  Qualifications: Applicants for both positions must be in 
excellent physical condition and capable of hiking long distances across 
uneven tussock tundra carrying up to a 50 lb backpack, have no fear of 
flying via helicopter or small plane, experienced with the use of GPS 
for orienteering and data collection, willing to maintain a positive 
attitude in extreme weather conditions and have a low aversion to 
swarming insects with no allergies to mosquito or black fly bites. This 
position requires the ability to collect accurate field data, maintain 
and operate field equipment in a safe and responsible manner, work long 
hours, communicate with supervisors and crew members, and happily live 
and work in a small communal tent camp without running water or 
electricity. Desired qualifications: Strong interest in avian ecology, 
experience with identifying birds by sight, nest searching, use of 
binoculars and/or spotting scope, and behavioral observations. Previous 
field experience preferred and experience with backcountry camping is a 
plus. Crew leader: The Crew Leader will coordinate daily field crew 
activities, relay detailed instructions to crew member(s), collect data, 
monitor data collection and adherence to data collection protocols by 
the field technician(s), communicate with field coordinators and 
principal investigators, and make quick decisions in response to 
unforeseen or changing situations.  Compensation: DOE.  To Apply: 
Interested individuals should email a one page cover letter, a detailed 
resume, and contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) for 
at least three references combined into one Microsoft Word or PFD 
document to: (EM: hruherkoch AT alaska.edu). Please indicate whether you 
are interested in being considered for the crew leader or field 
assistant positions. Review of applications will begin immediately and 
positions may be filled before closing date so please submit your 
application early for priority consideration.

VOLUNTEER FIELD CREW-BAHAMAS LIVE ABOARD at CONSERVIAN. 
  Location: Bahamas.  
Duration: 1-4 weeks in May 2017.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of 
Openings: 20.  Application Deadline: 20 Apr 2017. Description: 
Conservian Bahamas May 2017 Live-aboard Schooner Expedition: Shorebird 
Habitat Conservation Volunteer Field Crew We need your help to protect 
beach-nesting birds, nests, and young. Conservian is seeking a weekly 
crew of 8-12 enthusiastic volunteers for our Bahamas shorebird habitat 
conservation project in May 2017 aboard our 75ft research schooner. 
Field crew will assist project director with daily project activities. 
This is an excellent opportunity to gain field experience and shorebird 
ID skills. Trip cost for one week is $1,250 and includes your bunk, 
onboard meals, water, and ground transportation associated with project. 
Participants will fly to the Bahamas to designated airports for shuttle 
transport to schooner. A valid passport is required. Airfare and 
insurance are not included. Project Summary In 2017, Conservian and 
partners will continue 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 in the Bahamas. Field 
volunteers will participate in collecting new data on shorebirds and 
seabirds of the Bahamas. Selected sites include Globally Important and 
locally Important Bird Areas and national parks of the Bahamas, such as 
Lucaya National Park IBA, Peterson Cay National Park IBA, Joulter Cays 
National Park IBA, and the Berry Islands, as well as additional key 
shorebird sites on Grand Bahama Island and Great Abaco. Project partners 
include: BirdsCaribbean, Bahamas National Trust, International 
Conservation Fund of Canada, USFWS/NMBCA, LightHawk, Dow AgroSciences, 
Grand Bahama Nature Tours, Optics for the Tropics, Grand Bahama Port 
Authority, Bahamas Public Parks & Beaches Authority, Bahamas 
Environment, Science & Technology Commission, Rand Nature Center, Abaco 
Friends of the Environment, Treasure Cay Community Center, Royal Bahamas 
Police Force/Marine Support. Project Activities: **Protect, post & sign 
shorebird & seabird sites **Collect new data on nesting shorebirds & 
habitat **Observe/assist with bird banding (conditions permitting) 
**Control invasive Australian pine on beach habitats **Work with local 
volunteers to accomplish the above goals Our days will be filled with 
much adventure. The focus of the work is surveying for beach-nesting 
bird breeding pairs, nests and young, and working with local volunteers 
to implement protective measures in the field. Focal species include 
Wilson's Plovers, American Oystercatchers, Least Terns and other 
colonial nesting species. 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. Field crew will assistant with collecting data on 
breeding pairs, habitat assessment and human-created disturbance. Field 
crew will also assist with shipboard duties; sailing, cooking and 
cleaning. There will be time to fish, snorkel, and visit local island 
towns.  Qualifications: 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 communally onboard a schooner and riding in 
small boats to access survey sites. May expedition schedule and 
locations (final dates TBD) Assist for one week or more: Week 1: Grand 
Bahama Island- (Freeport GBI Int. Airport) Week 2: Great Abaco, west- 
(Freeport/Marsh Harbour Airport) Week 3: Great Abaco, east- (Marsh 
Harbour Airport) Week 4: Berry Islands & Joulter Cays-(Marsh 
Harbour/Nassau Int.) See link to article on 2016 project from our 
supporters at LightHawk 
http://www.lighthawk.org/what-we-do/blog/saving-bahamas-beaches-birds 
Follow link for story of our successful 2016 expedition 

http://www.birdscaribbean.org/2016/06/conserving-bahamas-beach-nesting-birds-and-habitats/ 

Go to https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation on Facebook for 
more information on Conservian's coastal bird conservation work.  To 
Apply: If you would like to join our conservation crew for a week as 
part of our Volunteer Field Crew: Please send 1) letter of interest 2) 
resume 3) names, email addresses and phone numbers of 2 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.

LOON TECHNICIAN at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 
  Location: Errol, NH. Duration: 19 
weeks, 4/17/17-8/25/17.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1.  
Application Deadline: 01 Mar 2017.  Description: The Umbagog National 
Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) seeks a qualified biological technician to 
implement the loon monitoring and management program at Umbagog NWR. 
Data collection and management activities will occur from early-May 
through August. This position requires a flexible schedule that takes 
full advantage of desirable field conditions, with field work occurring 
at dawn and dusk, and during weekends. Loon abundance and productivity 
data will be collected following a standardized protocol, and includes: 
territory occupancy, band resighting, nest searching and monitoring, and 
monitoring of chick survival. Management activities include: nest raft 
deployment, nest camera operation, temporary nest closure management, 
and carcass recovery for necropsy. Background  –  This monitoring 
program contributes to a long-term loon abundance and productivity data 
set that has been maintained for over three decades. Data from this 
program informs loon conservation efforts at Umbagog NWR, throughout New 
Hampshire, and across the northeastern United States. Period of 
Performance  –  40 hours/week for 19+ weeks, 4/17/2017 -8/25/2017, start 
date firm, end date negotiable. Qualifications: Requirements - The 
incumbent must be able to safely operate a motorboat without supervision 
on an 8,000 acre lake. The incumbent must possess, or be able to obtain, 
a Department Of the Interior Motorboat Operator Certification Course 
certificate to be authorized to operate refuge boats; training to be 
held in April. Use of a government vehicle requires the incumbent to 
possess a valid driver's license. The incumbent will be required to 
maintain a flexible work schedule including: early mornings (dawn) late 
evenings (dusk) and weekends. The successful applicant must be able to 
work both independently and with other seasonal staff, and interact 
professionally with the public.  Compensation: Method of Payment  –  
This position is offered through the Student Conservation Association. 
The incumbent will receive payments incrementally from SCA based on a 
payment schedule. Payments will be made to a Chase debit card issued to 
the incumbent. Compensation is equivalent to $11.00/hour. Government 
Furnished Items- Housing Government Vehicle (for work use only) Field 
Gear Incumbent Furnished Items  –  Appropriate Clothing and Footwear 
Personal Vehicle (for use outside of work) Positive Attitude.  To Apply: 
Application Instructions  – Submit a resume by March 1st, 2017 to: SEAN 
FLINT, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, 
P.O. Box 240, Errol, N.H. 03579, (EM: sean_flint AT fws.gov, PH: 
603-482-3415; ext 118).

MAPS BANDER-IN-CHARGE at Owl Moon Environmental.   
Location: Alberta, Canada.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Number of Openings: Up to 6. Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2017.  
Description: Owl Moon Environmental Inc. (OMEI; www.owlmoon.ca) together 
with The Institute for Bird Populations (IBP; www.birdpop.org) are 
seeking up to six Banders-in-Charge (BIC); the number and availability 
of positions is dependent on confirmation of project funding. The BIC 
will be responsible for establishment and operation of a network of 
mist-netting and banding stations in the oil sands region near Fort 
McMurray, Alberta, for the Monitoring Avian Productivity and 
Survivorship (MAPS) program (http://www.birdpop.org/maps.htm). Positions 
extend from May 8 through August 8 2017.  Qualifications: Successful 
applicants must have advanced skills in mist-netting, bird banding, 
identifying, ageing and sexing of landbirds in the hand, ability to 
identify birds by song, operation of a banding station, and data 
management, and either hold or qualify to hold a CWS bird-banding 
subpermit. NABC certification and previous experience with the MAPS 
protocol would be very useful assets. A completed Bachelor's degree in 
biology, ecology, environmental science, or zoology (or equivalent) will 
be necessary for U.S. citizens to meet requirements for entry into, and 
working in Canada. Applicants from other countries must possess the 
required work visas. Successful candidates will lead a crew of 2-3 
banders and will supervise, guide, and provide advanced training to 
Assistant Banders on bird-banding, aging and sexing of birds, and 
banding station operations. Demonstrated leadership skills, attention to 
detail, adherence to safety requirements, and tolerance of long and 
sometimes difficult field days that begin before dawn, and an ability to 
supervise and maintain a healthy team atmosphere are required. BIC's 
will adhere to safety and industrial site requirements for working in 
this region. Applicants must hold a current, valid Alberta Class 5 
driver's licence (or equivalent), allowing them to drive (4x4 truck) in 
Alberta.  Compensation: BIC's will be employees of OMEI, and will 
receive payment of between CA$3,500 and CA$4,250 per month, depending on 
experience and field housing arrangements. BIC's completing the season 
adequately and responsibly and adhering to all required safety protocols 
will receive a lump-sum bonus of CA$2,500 at the conclusion of the 
program. Accommodation will be provided. No health or other benefits 
beyond those described herein will be included.  To Apply: Applications 
must include a cover letter, resume, driver's abstract, and the name and 
contact information of three persons as references. Applications will be 
received until all positions are filled, but no later than February 28, 
2017. To apply or receive further information please contact LIZ LADE 
(EM: llade AT owlmoon.ca) or by phone(PH: 403-542-2311).

VOLUNTEER EXCHANGE PROGRAM FOR BIRD CONSERVATION IN TAHITI, FRENCH 
POLYNESIA at Ornithological Society of Polynesia ΓÇÿManu'. 
  Location: Tahiti, french Polynesia. Duration: 12 
months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Number of Openings: 2. Application 
Deadline: 21 Jan 2017.  Description: The Ornithological Society of 
Polynesia ‘Manu’ (http://www.manu.pf) is seeking two volunteer field 
biologists to take part of their conservation programs. Manu is an NGO 
and the local representative of Birdlife International 
(http://www.birdlife.org), working on bird conservation, habitat and 
biodiversity protection in the Pacific. One position is to study and 
take conservation actions for the Tahiti Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus 
caffer) (Endangered on the IUCN Red list). Tasks include: 
geolocalization, census, ringing, public awareness. The second is about 
the striated heron (Butorides striatus patruelis) with fewer than 50 
individuals of the sub species remaining in its range of Tahiti. Tasks 
include: geolocalization, census, ringing, public awareness and possible 
translocation. Volunteers could take part in other running programs 
(e.g. Tahiti Monarch, forest restoration, etc.) Duration: 1 June 2017--> 
31 May 2018 (12 months).  Qualifications: Requirements: Experience in 
tropical field biology. Autonomy, rigor, open mind, sociable. Driving 
license. Language: French OR/& English. To apply you MUST be an EU 
citizen (UK not applicable) but not French (exchange program), age:.  
Compensation: Benefits: Unpaid position. But monthly stipend covering 
food +115€/m. Participation for the flight ticket (1000€). Accommodation 
in the Manu office-house (2 rooms, kitchen, 2 WC/showers, wifi, washing 
machine), located in the Mitirapa plateau, a calm place of Taravao near 
the Lagoon.  To apply: Send email with your age and citizenship, CV and 
a short cover letter to (EM: david.beaune AT gmail.com). We will produce 
immediate reply followed by a Skype interview in order to fulfill the 
position before the 21st of January.

FIELD ORNITHOLOGISTS AND BOTANISTS at Corvus Ecological Consulting, 
LLC.    Location: Work mainly in Mojave 
Desert Region of CA and NV.  Duration: 4-6 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Number of Openings: 2-10.  Application Deadline: 03 Mar 2017.  
Description: Corvus Ecological Consulting is seeking several qualified 
field biologists for various projects throughout the Mojave Desert 
region and the Southern Sierra Steppe communities. All applicants should 
have an interest and basic knowledge of avian communities, but we are 
also seeking one or two individuals with extensive knowledge and 
experience with botanical communities. Duration of employment will be 
from approximately March through June with a possibility for some work 
to continue until August. 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. Workers may be 
asked to perform a variety of tasks on various projects, so flexibility 
is necessary. Work will include driving over rough unmaintained roads, 
hiking in rough terrain, and dealing with temperature extremes. 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 **Prior camping experience and possession of 
personal camping equipment **Minimum of B.S. in Biology and 2 years of 
experience in field ornithology or botany depending on applicant 
interest **Ability to work independently at remote field sites **Skill 
and experience with topographic maps, GPS units, and compass. **Valid 
driver's license, clean driving record, and experience driving 4WD 
vehicles. **Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail 
**Communication skills and the ability to work well with others are 
paramount for a successful candidate **Genuine interest in birds and 
plants and a desire to collect quality data in a timely manner. Botanist 
applicants should also possess: **Prior field experience in the Mojave 
Desert 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 (ornithologist positions) 
**For botanist applicants, preference will be given to those with 
experience in the Tehachapi mountains of Southern California **Advanced 
birding skills **Personal field equipment such as gps units, binoculars, 
spotting scopes, laptop computer and ipod Touch or smartphone (Apple or 
Android) **Familiarity with Garmin's "Basecamp" software **Experience 
with field data collection using Pendragon FormsVI or other handheld 
data collection systems **Wilderness First Responder training.  
Compensation: Hourly compensation $15/hour plus a per diem stipend. 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, resume, and list of 3 references with phone 
numbers and email addresses to (EM: jobs AT corvusecological.com). In 
the subject line, indicate whether you are interested in the 
ornithologist or botanist position. No phone calls please. References, 
cover letter and resume 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 3rd 2017, whichever comes first.

WESTERN SNOWY PLOVER MONITOR at California State Parks.  Location: Morro 
Bay, CA.  Duration: 8 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 
2.  Application Deadline: 13 Jan 2017.  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 2017.  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 $10.50/hr. Housing is not available. To Apply: Mail a California 
State application (STD 678 -- available online at 
http://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf), cover letter including how you heard 
about the position, and a list of references to: REGENA ORR, California 
State Parks, 11 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442.

NATURALIST INTERNSHIP at Audubon Center of the North Woods. 
  Location: Sandstone, MN. Duration: 10 
months.  Job Type: Intern.  Number of Openings: 1. Application Deadline: 
24 Feb 2017.  Description: Established in 1968, the Audubon Center of 
the North Woods (ACNW) is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 residential 
environmental learning center (RELC) and green retreat & conference 
center on Grindstone Lake near Sandstone, MN  –  90 miles north of 
Minneapolis/St. Paul. We offer a variety of outdoor and environmental 
education experiences for people of all ages  –  youth, families and 
adults  –  and are an ideal K12 school field trips and student travel 
destination. In addition to our on-site programs and camps, ACNW 
provides outreach programs throughout the region. Our 535 acre campus is 
a diverse mix of hardwoods, pine plantation, prairie, and wetland on the 
east shore of Grindstone Lake. Accredited by the North Central 
Association of Schools and Colleges, ACNW serves as a field campus for 
various community colleges and Hamline University. We have over 40 years 
of environmental education experience and an incredible variety of 
programs and audiences. Working at ACNW is a one-of-a-kind internship 
opportunity! We hope you will consider becoming part of our dynamic 
education team. Intern Duties include: **Instruct environmental and 
adventure classes for diverse groups **Serve as liaison for school and 
weekend groups **Represent ACNW and interact with the public at key 
events **Focus on one of the following areas: Wildlife and Animal Care; 
Adventure & Outdoor Education; Environmental Education Program 
Management & Marketing; or Center Operations & Stewardship **Work 
weekends and evenings as needed, including serving on-call overnight 
**Maintain living quarters and center grounds (split wood, shovel snow, 
clear trails, etc.) **Assist in event planning, facilitation, and 
evaluation **Other duties as assigned.  Qualifications: **BA or BS 
degree **21 years of age or older **Enjoyment of and experience working 
with children in an educational outdoor setting **Ability to be 
innovative, flexible, and self-directed **Exceptional written and verbal 
communication **Consistent professionalism **Basic knowledge of and 
curiosity about the natural and cultural history of this region 
**Open-minded and personable with a light-hearted sense of humor 
**Ability to lift heavy equipment, such as a canoe, and spend long hours 
on your feet.  Compensation: **Broad natural history background training 
**Teaching experience covering groups of diverse ages and backgrounds 
**Hands-on, behind the scenes knowledge of what it takes to run a 
residential environmental education center (fundraising, budgets, 
marketing, etc.) **$80/week stipend, private room in onsite Staff House, 
and meals when groups are present **Eight days off each month, plus two 
bonus weeks off (one in December and one as scheduling allows) 
**Optional paid graduate credits from Hamline University to fulfill the 
10-credit Master's-level Certificate in Environmental Education.  To 
Apply: please send your cover letter, resume and three references to: 
JAIME SOUZA, Education Manager, Audubon Center of the North Woods (EM: 
internships AT audubon-center.org).

COASTAL WATERBIRD EDUCATION SPECIALIST at Mass Audubon Coastal Waterbird 
Program.   Location: Boston, MA.  
Duration: mid-April to late-August 2017.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of 
Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 01 Mar 2017.  Description: Mass 
Audubon is seeking to fill a seasonal Education Specialist position to 
design and implement programs for youth, families, and adults focused on 
the biology, monitoring, management and protection of coastal birds and 
other natural resources. Time may be used to assist with the 
coordination, preparation, and marketing of these educational programs 
and special events. For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/cwp. 
Responsibilities -Prepare and teach educational programs to youth, 
families, and adults -Assist in the development and delivery of 
educational activities related to festivals, events, camps, and schools 
-Assist in the development of educational activities for school, camp 
and group programs -Maintain updated educational supplies, curricula, 
instructional materials, and resources -Assist in the evaluation of 
programs and other related activities -Attend meetings and trainings 
related to the work of the Coastal Waterbird Program, as assigned 
-Assist in the scheduling and advertisement of programs -Communicate 
with schools, camps, and other partners regarding education programs and 
scheduling -Instruct and direct duties and schedule of an education 
trainee(s) -Perform informal education and outreach on Boston area 
beaches -Travel to different beaches, schools, and program locations in 
the Greater Boston area as directed -Become oriented with the goals and 
methods of the Coastal Waterbird Program and the biology and protection 
of coastal birds as it relates to Mass Audubon's work on the Boston-area 
beaches and the Massachusetts coast line.  Qualifications: -Bachelor's 
degree in education, biological sciences, earth science, environmental 
studies, or equivalent, and a minimum of 1 year of experience in 
conducting educational programs -Applicants must have strong 
interpersonal skills and ability to relate to a diverse range of people 
and exercise cultural competence and inclusion -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 programming 
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: Rate of pay: $14.50-15.50/hr depending on experience. 
Housing may be available for payroll deduction of $25-35/wk. 
Reimbursement for field travel will be provided.  To Apply: Applicants 
are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as interviews will begin 
immediately. Position to be filled as soon as possible. Please send a 
cover letter resume and list of three references via email to: Coastal 
Waterbirds (EM: coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org).

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS (2)- SHRUBLAND SONGBIRD BREEDING AND 
POST-FLEDGING ECOLOGY at University of Illinois at Urbana-Chamapaign.  
Location: Kennekuk County Park, Danville, Illinois.  Duration: ~3 months 
(beginning April 15th, ending mid-late July).  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 01 Feb 2017.  Description: 
(2) Field Technicians needed for a study investigating the breeding and 
post-fledging ecology of songbirds in shrubland habitats of Eastern 
Illinois. Work will primarily involve finding and monitoring nests of 
focal species (Field Sparrow, Brown Thrasher, Common Yellowthroat, and 
Gray Catbird) and other common songbird species (e.g. Red-winged 
Blackbird, Eastern Phoebe, Chipping Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, 
Blue-winged Warbler, Prairie Warbler, American Robin, Yellow-breasted 
Chat, Blue Jay, Indigo Bunting, Eastern Towhee, and others), and 
monitoring nest boxes (Eastern Bluebird, Carolina Chickadee, Tree 
Swallow, House Wren). Technicians will also assist graduate student with 
the capture, banding, bleeding, and radio-tagging of adult and nestling 
birds, tracking tagged birds, conducting fledgling locomotor 
experiments, and maintenance of automated radio-telemetry towers. Travel 
to and from sites will be provided.  Qualifications: Applicants must be 
willing to work long hours outside, moving through dense 
(grassy/thorny/spiny/ticks) vegetation under a variety of field 
conditions (sunny, hot, humid, windy, wet, chilly). Ideal candidates 
will be energetic, hard-working, team players that pay close attention 
to directions and details while conducting research in the field and 
entering collected data. Applicants must have a valid driver's license. 
Preference will be given to applicants with experience finding and 
monitoring songbird nests.  Compensation: ~10.00$/per hour.  To Apply: 
Please send application (cover letter, cv/resume, and information of 
three references) via email in ONE PDF FILE (please name file in the 
following format: firstname_lastname_Songbird _Application) to TODD 
JONES (preferred EM: toddmj AT illinois.edu), Department of Natural 
Resources & Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at 
Urbana-Champaign, Turner Hall, Urbana, IL 61801. Deadline for 
applications is 1st of Feb, 2017, however, positions may be filled as 
suitable applicants are found.

FIELD TECHNICIAN at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Location: 
Western Cape, South Africa.  Duration: 2 weeks; March 1-15 depending on 
pickup and drop-off locations.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 
1.  Application Deadline: 27 Jan 2017. Description: I am looking for 
someone to join me for two weeks in the field (March 1-15 depending on 
pickup and drop-off locations) as I go to three different provincial 
parks to collect blood samples from Cape rockjumpers. That person will 
have to find their own transportation to one of three locations in South 
Africa (Port Elizabeth, George, or Cape Town). This work is extremely 
physically challenging, and will take you to some of the most remote and 
beautiful locations in the Fynbos mountains, where tourism is 
non-existent. Rockjumpers prefer high-altitude, rocky, mountain terrain, 
and are caught using baited snap-traps. I have been catching them for 
the past two years, and while no birds have ever been injured, I myself 
have been scraped, bruised, and bumped many times. There will be very 
limited access to internet or cell-phone reception (maybe every 4-5 
days), and we will be either camping or staying in research huts. One 
5-day portion will be extremely remote, as we will be driven up Anysberg 
mountain by park rangers and left bush-camping on our own for the 
duration. Ironically, this site has some of the best cell phone 
reception, providing your battery lasts.  Qualifications: A background 
in bird-watching is preferable, as rockjumpers are not easily spotted. 
However, the most important qualifications will be self-sufficiency, 
toughness, physical capability, and ability to do without social media 
for two weeks.  Compensation: Room, transportation, and board will be 
provided, as well as park fees and use of camping equipment for the two 
week period. The best part is the locations and wildlife. We will visit 
three mountain ranges (Langeberg, Anysberg, Swartberg), all of which are 
beautiful in their own right. There is a high chance of seeing all 7 
Fynbos endemic-birds, as well as many other South African species. The 
reserves also have the resident mammalian wildlife (caracal, honey 
badger, leopard, many antelope species, etc), as well as many reptiles.  
To Apply: please send a cv and a brief (no more than one page) statement 
letting me know more about yourself and what appeals to you about the 
position to (EM: knoswald AT gmail.com).

BEACH AMBASSADOR/SHOREBIRD MONITOR VOLUNTEER- ALABAMA at CONSERVIAN. 
  Location: Alabama.  
Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Number of Openings: one.  
Application Deadline: 08 Mar 2017.  Description: BEACH 
AMBASSADOR/SHOREBIRD MONITOR VOLUNTEER- ALABAMA (1 position) 
CONSERVIAN/Coastal Bird Conservation is seeking one Beach Ambassador/ 
Shorebird Monitor Volunteer intern for monitoring of beach-nesting birds 
and pubic beach use at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores Alabama. Work 
begins in early April and continues through early August. Intern is 
required to commit 32 hours per week to Gulf State Park. Intern may work 
over 32 hours and qualify for hourly pay of $ 9.01. Shared housing is 
provided. The focus of the work is monitoring and protecting 
beach-nesting bird breeding pairs, nests, and young, including Snowy 
Plovers and Least Terns, and increasing public compliance with park 
rules and protective measures in place for beach-nesting birds. Intern 
will also engage in general education and monitoring of beach-going 
public. As a Beach Ambassador, intern will be provided a park utility 
vehicle (UTV) for beach patrolling. Additional security duties include 
monitoring the parking lot and beach for trash compliance, ensuring the 
safety of all beach patrons, contacting law enforcement in the event of 
emergencies, and ensuring that park patrons are in compliance with 
Alabama State Park 220 Laws. Intern will record data on breeding, 
beach-nesting bird pairs, habitat assessment, and public compliance, 
erect and maintain posting and signing to protect nesting areas, keep 
organized field notes, complete various data forms and perform regular 
data entry using Excel. Intern will report to and work cooperatively 
with Conservian Shorebird Assistant and Gulf State Park Supervisor. 
Training will be provided prior to beginning these job duties. Intern 
will also have opportunities to work with Conservian field staff at 
other shorebird sites in Alabama. Qualifications: Requirements: 
Applicant must be self-motivated, responsible, in good physical 
condition, and enjoy working in warm summer temperatures on the Gulf 
Coast. Shorebird familiarity and experience working with the public is 
preferred. UTV certification and shorebird monitoring 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 a reliable vehicle.  
Compensation: Housing, and fuel costs for travel to field sites, and 
single round trip from home. Intern may also work over 32 volunteer 
hours and qualify for hourly pay of $ 9.01.  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.

SHOREBIRD INTERN VOLUNTEER- ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI at CONSERVIAN. 
  Location: Alabama.  
Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Number of Openings: one.  
Application Deadline: 08 Mar 2017.  Description: SHOREBIRD INTERN 
VOLUNTEER- ALABAMA and MISSISSIPPI (1 position) CONSERVIAN/Coastal Bird 
Conservation is seeking one Shorebird Intern Volunteer for monitoring of 
beach-nesting birds on the Alabama and Mississippi coast. Work begins in 
early 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 Conservian field staff as part of a 
team. Intern will record data on breeding pairs, habitat assessment, 
erect and maintain posting and signing to protect nesting areas, 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 often 
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 
provided, and fuel costs covered for travel between work sites, and 
single round trip from home.  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.

SHOREBIRD MONITORING ASSISTANT  –  ALABAMA/MISSISSIPPI at CONSERVIAN. 
  Location: Alabama.  
Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: one.  
Application Deadline: 08 Mar 2017.  Description: SHOREBIRD MONITORING 
ASSISTANT  –  ALABAMA/MISSISSIPPI (1 position) CONSERVIAN/Coastal Bird 
Conservation is seeking one Shorebird Monitoring Assistant for 
monitoring of beach-nesting birds on the Alabama and Mississippi Coast. 
Work will begin in early April and continue through early August. A 
weekly salary of $450 and shared housing is provided. The focus of the 
work is monitoring beach-nesting bird breeding pairs, nests, and young, 
and working with site managers and local volunteers to implement 
protective measures. Focal species include; Snowy Plovers, Wilson's 
Plovers, American Oystercatchers, Least Terns and other colonial nesting 
species. Assistant will report to and work cooperatively with Conservian 
Director to implement and conduct fieldwork. Assistant will 
professionally represent Conservian when interacting with the public, 
site managers, and partners. Assistant will record data on breeding 
pairs, habitat assessment and human-created disturbance, and erect and 
maintain posting and signing to protect nesting areas. Assistant will be 
required to keep organized field notes, complete various data forms, 
perform data entry, and supervise one Conservian intern, and local 
steward volunteers.  Qualifications: Requirements: Applicant must 
possess strong verbal communication and leadership skills, and be 
comfortable working with volunteers and the beach-going public. 
Applicant must be self-motivated, responsible, and adventurous, in good 
physical condition, like traveling, working in small groups, and 
independently, and be comfortable riding in small boats to access island 
survey sites. Position often requires working long hours, 6 days a week, 
including weekends. Applicant must enjoy walking many miles at remote 
locations, in hot summer temperatures on the Gulf of Mexico. Prior field 
experience and supervisory experience is required for this position. 
Plover/tern/shorebird experience preferred. 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 work sites.  Compensation: $450 per week.  
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.

OPS RED-COCKADED WOODPECKER BIOLOGIST at Florida Fish and Wildlife 
Conservation Commission.    Location: Kenansville, 
FL.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: 1.  
Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017.  Description: More than 100 clusters 
of the federally endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker (RCW) occur on Three 
Lakes, Triple N Ranch, and Herky Huffman Bull Creek Wildlife Management 
Areas (WMAs). Comprising over 100,000 acres, the three WMAs lie in 
Osceola County near Saint Cloud, Florida. The position described below 
works within an existing RCW management program currently carried out by 
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on the Three 
Lakes, Triple N Ranch and Herky Huffman Bull Creek WMAs and nearby 
lands. Duties: Tree/Cluster/Population Monitoring - *Annually visit more 
than 1,100 trees to monitor status, refresh paint, and accurately map, 
when necessary, using GPS. *Monitor nesting and coordinate annual nest 
census. *Actively search, through systematic surveys, for new trees and 
clusters. *Band RCW nestlings and adults and maintain banding records. 
*Identify color-banded birds for group membership, cavity occupancy, and 
translocations. Habitat Management - *Remove encroaching hardwoods from 
the vicinity of RCW trees using chemical and mechanical means. *Install 
and maintain cavity inserts and drilled starts. *Protect cavity trees 
before burning using a small tractor and mower and hand tools. 
*Coordinate and supervise a seasonal technician during the nesting 
season. Data Management - *Refine existing database and enter new data. 
*Reconcile GPS and tree data with the geodatabase. *Produce maps of 
active and inactive trees using ArcGIS. This is a year-round, full-time 
position. Qualifications: Familiarity with and interest in avian ecology 
and protected species management. Experience with GPS equipment, ArcGIS 
and spreadsheets. Keen interest in working outside, often alone and 
sometimes in harsh conditions, as well as inside with GIS software and 
databases. Ability to climb ladders up to 50' and use ATVs, chainsaws, 
tractors and hand tools. Must be able to work within an interagency team 
as well as interpret instructions and complete assignments 
independently. Good organizational skills are also a must. Preference 
will be given to candidates with prior RCW experience such as installing 
artificial cavity inserts, banding birds, and reading color bands and 
experience navigating in the woods, with ATV and 4x4 vehicles, and using 
Microsoft Access and Excel. Applicants must possess a valid driver's 
license. Compensation: $14.00/hr plus housing and utilities.  To Apply: 
Send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references 
to: TINA HANNON (EM: Tina.hannon AT myfwc.com). Florida Fish and 
Wildlife Conservation Commission 1231 Prairie Lakes Road Kenansville, FL 
34739.

KING RAIL FIELD ASSISTANT at East Carolina University. 
  Location: Mackay 
Island National Wildlife Refuge, coastal North Carolina. Duration: 10 or 
12 weeks, depending on start date.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of 
Openings: 3.  Application Deadline: 10 Feb 2017.  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 http://www.fws.gov/mackayisland/ 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 preferred, but dates negotiable prior to 
starting. Pending funding, a small stipend may be available for travel 
expenses. Comfortable refuge housing with basic amenities and utilities 
will be provided free of charge.  Qualifications: Required: Candidates 
should have or be working towards a B.S. in biology, ecology, wildlife 
science, or a related field. Hard working with a positive attitude, 
sense of humor, and an interest in wetland bird ecology a must! 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 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, shared housing 
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 6th, 
2017, and continue until the positions are filled. Phone: (252) 328-6515.

SHOREBIRD MONITORING AND STEWARDSHIP TECHNICIAN at American Bird 
Conservancy.    Location: Bon Secour NWR, 
Alabama.  Duration: March 15 - September 15, 2017.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 27 Jan 2017.  Description: 
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 
several times weekly following a strict 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 in the field 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 will assist in presenting 
interpretive programs to park visitors and participate in community 
events to educate the public. The position requires 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. The position is generally 40-45 hours per week and requires working 
weekends and holidays (Memorial Day or July 4th)  –  prefer that the 
candidate work around inclement weather when possible. During some busy 
holidays and weekends, additional hours will be required and agreed upon 
at that time.  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 required. 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 and may 
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. Candidate will be able to physically 
and mentally work in these conditions. Basic Microsoft Word, Excel, and 
Access skills are required. Report writing skills are highly desirable. 
Valid driver's license and reliable personal vehicle are required for 
travel between work sites ($0.54/mile with mileage budget).  
Compensation: $2,800 per month with mileage reimbursement (with mileage 
cap) and housing stipend ($500/month). 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, reference 
the location of the position (Bon Secour), and include an unofficial 
college transcript to: KACY RAY (EM: kray AT abcbirds.org). Application 
deadline is January 27, 2017. Unfortunately, we are unable to take 
international applications.

Subject: Birdjobs -- January 3, 2017
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2017 00:10:20 -0500
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MAPS BANDER-IN-CHARGE 2017 at Owl Moon Environmental Inc. 
  Location: Fort McMurray Alberta and Region. Duration: 
3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: Up to 6.  
Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2017.  Description: Owl Moon Environmental 
Inc. (OMEI; http://www.owlmoon.ca) together with The Institute for Bird 
Populations (IBP; www.birdpop.org) are seeking up to six 
Banders-in-Charge (BIC); the number and availability of positions is 
dependent on confirmation of project funding. The BIC will be 
responsible for establishment and operation of a network of mist-netting 
and banding stations in the oil sands region near Fort McMurray, 
Alberta, for the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) 
program (http://www.birdpop.org/maps.htm). Positions extend from May 8 
through August 8 2017. Successful candidates will lead a crew of 2-3 
banders and will supervise, guide, and provide advanced training to 
Assistant Banders on bird-banding, aging and sexing of birds, and 
banding station operations. Demonstrated leadership skills, attention to 
detail, adherence to safety requirements, and tolerance of long and 
sometimes difficult field days that begin before dawn, and an ability to 
supervise and maintain a healthy team atmosphere are required. BIC's 
will adhere to safety and industrial site requirements for working in 
this region.  Qualifications: Successful applicants will have advanced 
skills in mist-netting, bird banding, identifying, ageing and sexing of 
landbirds in the hand, ability to identify birds by song, operation of a 
banding station, and data management, and either hold or qualify to hold 
a CWS bird-banding subpermit. NABC certification and previous experience 
with the MAPS protocol would be very useful assets. A completed 
Bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, or zoology 
(or equivalent) will be necessary for U.S. citizens to meet requirements 
for entry into, and working in Canada. Applicants from other countries 
must possess the required work visas. Applicants must hold a current, 
valid Alberta Class 5 driver's licence (or equivalent), allowing them to 
drive (4x4 truck) in Alberta.  Compensation: BIC's will be employees of 
OMEI, and will receive payment of between CA$3,500 and CA$4,250 per 
month, depending on experience and field housing arrangements. BIC's 
completing the season adequately and responsibly and adhering to all 
required safety protocols will receive a lump-sum bonus of CA$2,500 at 
the conclusion of the program. Accommodation will be provided. No health 
or other benefits beyond those described herein will be included.  To 
Apply: Applications must include a cover letter, resume, driver's 
abstract, and the name and contact information of three persons as 
references. Applications will be received until all positions are 
filled, but no later than February 28, 2017. To apply or receive further 
information please contact LIZ LADE (EM: llade AT owlmoon.ca PH: 403-542-2311).

MAPS ASSISTANT BANDER 2017 at Owl Moon Environmental Inc. 
  Location: Fort McMurray Alberta and Region.  
Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: Up to 6.  
Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2017.  Description: Owl Moon Environmental 
Inc. (OMEI; http://www.owlmoon.ca) together with The Institute for Bird 
Populations (IBP; http://www.birdpop.org) are seeking up to six 
Assistant Banders; the number and availability of positions is dependent 
on confirmation of project funding. The Assistant Bander will assist in 
the establishment and operation of a network of mist-netting and banding 
stations in the oil sands region near Fort McMurray, Alberta, for the 
Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) program 
(http://www.birdpop.org/maps.htm). Positions extend from May 8 through 
August 8 2017. Successful candidates will be tolerant of long and 
sometimes difficult field days that begin before dawn, and help maintain 
a healthy team atmosphere. Assistant Banders will adhere to safety and 
industrial site requirements for working in this region. Applicants must 
hold a current, valid Alberta Class 5 driver's licence (or equivalent), 
allowing them to drive (4x4 truck) in Alberta.  Qualifications: Prior 
banding experience and an ability to identify birds by sight and song 
are required. Completion of a Bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, 
zoology, environmental studies or equivalent will be an asset; a 
completed Bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, 
or zoology (or equivalent) will be necessary for U.S. citizens to meet 
requirements for entry into, and working in Canada. Applicants from 
other countries must possess the required work visas.  Compensation: 
Assistant Banders will be employees of OMEI, and will receive payment of 
between CA$2,500 and CA$3,250 per month, depending on experience and 
field housing arrangements. Assistant Banders completing the season 
adequately and responsibly and adhering to all required safety protocols 
will receive a lump-sum bonus of CA$2,500 at the conclusion of the 
program. Accommodation will be provided. No health or other benefits 
beyond those described herein will be included.  To Apply: Applications 
must include a cover letter, resume, driver's abstract, and the name and 
contact information of three persons as references. Applications will be 
received until all positions are filled, but no later than February 28, 
2017. To apply or receive further information please contact LIZ LADE 
(EM: llade AT owlmoon.ca PH: 403-542-2311).

FOREST BIRD TECHNICIAN at Audubon Louisiana - National Audubon Society.  
  Location: Baton Rouge, LA. Duration: 18 weeks.  
Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1. Application Deadline: 29 Jan 
2017.  Description: The Forest Bird Technician will support our research 
and conservation project to benefit Prothonotary Warblers and other 
bottomland hardwood forest songbirds. The goals of the program are to 
deploy nest boxes within suitable habitat to increase local nest success 
of forest songbirds, reduce predation risks, and reduce nest-parasitism 
by Brown-headed Cowbirds. The technician will help build, deploy and 
monitor these nest boxes, track nest success, band nestling and adult 
Prothonotary Warblers, and coordinate volunteer project days. The 
technician will also help relocate banded birds, retrieve geolocators 
that were deployed during the 2016 breeding season, and deploy 
additional geolocators and/or nanotags during 2017. The position will 
start on approximately 13 March 2016, and will require working a minimum 
of 40 hours per week over the course of 18 weeks. The position will 
require work to take place during early mornings, and late evenings and 
weekends as required. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Supervised by Audubon 
Louisiana's Avian Biologist, and working closely with our Director of 
Bird Conservation, the Forest Bird Intern will assist Audubon Louisiana 
staff to:**Monitor nesting activity and record detailed data on nest 
productivity **Band adults and nestlings, and record morphometric 
information **Resight color-banded birds and retrieve geolocators **Set 
up video cameras to record nestling provisioning **Enter data and 
prepare interim reports **Coordinate work duties with Audubon WINGs 
interns and volunteers **Engage local communities, organize volunteer 
events, and use social media to increase awareness of the need to 
protect a species of conservation concern **Help organize and facilitate 
nest box building workshops **Interact with citizen scientists and 
provide guidance in nest monitoring protocols **Plan and execute 
specific tasks, sometimes independently of a direct supervisor.  
Qualifications: **Must have or be working towards a Bachelor's Degree in 
Ornithology, Wildlife Biology, Natural Resource Ecology, or related 
field **Experience in monitoring birds **Nest searching, bird banding, 
and nest productivity monitoring **Knowledge of conservation methods in 
forested habitats, such as conservation easements and restoration 
techniques **Experience implementing new projects and engaging 
volunteers **Excellent interpersonal as well as written and oral 
communication skills **Self-motivated and reliable; ability to work 
unsupervised **Must have strong organizational skills and great 
attention to detail **Ability to both lead and work as a team **Must be 
comfortable interacting with the public and staff of multiple partner 
organizations **Must be willing to work long hours outside under 
physically demanding conditions (hot, humid, biting insects) 
**Proficiency using the Microsoft Office suite (e.g. Excel, Word, Access 
and PowerPoint) **Must have a valid Driver's License and personal 
vehicle.  Compensation: $12/hr.  To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, 
resume, and three references to: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3037/forest-bird-technician/job 
Questions may be sent to KATIE PERCY (EM: kpercy AT audubon.org).

FOREST BIRD INTERN at Audubon Louisiana - National Audubon Society. 
  Location: Baton Rouge, LA.  Duration: 12 
weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2.  Application 
Deadline: 05 Feb 2017.  Description: The Forest Bird Intern will support 
our research and conservation project to benefit Prothonotary Warblers 
and other bottomland hardwood forest songbirds. The Forest Bird Intern 
will learn from experts in the field of conservation and avian ecology 
while gaining exposure to research, monitoring, and education 
techniques. This internship is a great opportunity to intimately study 
and protect a charismatic species of conservation concern. The goals of 
the program are to deploy nest boxes within suitable habitat to increase 
local nest success of forest songbirds, reduce predation risks, and 
reduce nest-parasitism by Brown-headed Cowbirds. The intern will help 
deploy and monitor these nest boxes, track nest success, band nestling 
and adult Prothonotary Warblers, and assist with volunteer project days 
and training citizen scientists. The internship will start on 
approximately 15 May 2017, and will require working a minimum of 20 
hours per week over the course of 12 weeks. The position will require 
work to take place during early mornings, and late evenings and weekends 
as required. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Supervised by Audubon Louisiana's 
Avian Biologist, and working closely with our Director of Bird 
Conservation, the Forest Bird Intern will assist Audubon Louisiana staff 
to: **Construct and deploy nest boxes; **Monitor nesting activity and 
record detailed data on nest productivity; **Band adults and nestlings, 
and record morphometric information; **Set up video cameras to record 
nestling provisioning; **Enter data and prepare interim reports; 
**Engage local communities, organize volunteer events, and use social 
media to increase awareness of the need to protect a species of 
conservation concern. As a result of this internship experience, interns 
will gain: **Skills in bird identification, nest searching, bird 
banding, and nest productivity monitoring; **Experience implementing new 
projects and engaging volunteers; **Knowledge of conservation methods in 
forested habitats, such as conservation easements and restoration 
techniques; **Opportunities to make connections and learn from 
environmental professionals; **An understanding of the role of 
partnerships in conservation planning and implementation; **Knowledge of 
forest systems in southern Louisiana; **Experience in research, data 
analysis and writing; **Skills in planning and executing specific tasks 
in a professional environment.  Qualifications: **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); **Must be comfortable 
interacting with the public and staff of multiple partner organizations; 
**Must have strong organizational skills and great attention to detail. 
Compensation: Approximately $8/hr.  To Apply: Please submit a Cover 
Letter, Resume, and Three References to: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3036/science-intern/job Questions 
may be sent to KATIE PERCY (EM: kpercy AT audubon.org).

VOLUNTEER WHITE-EYE FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANT at University of Miami.  
Location: Kolombangara Island, Solomon Islands.  Duration: Approximately 
10 weeks, from late-April to late-June, 2017.  Job Type: Volunteer.  
Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 01 Feb 2017.  Description: 
A field research assistant is needed to aid in an ongoing research 
project examining the hybridization dynamics of two species of Zosterops 
White-eyes on Kolombangara Island in the Solomon Islands. The field 
assistant will aid in mist-netting and banding birds, conducting field 
surveys, and in recording songs and behavioral observations.  
Qualifications: Previous avian field experience with mist-netting is 
preferred. Applicants must be highly self-motivated and have the ability 
to withstand tough field conditions and lack of privacy. We will be 
camping most of the time in a tropical forest, with no access to basic 
facilities or electricity, and cooking by campfire. This fieldwork also 
involves navigating difficult terrain up and down a mountainside, often 
in wet and rainy conditions. The assistant will work closely with a 
field research team including local Solomon Islanders. Applicants must 
also bring their own tent and other basic backpacking/camping/rain 
gear.  Compensation: All food, lodging (camping and reserve access 
fees), and travel costs within the Solomon Islands will be covered. 
Applicants are responsible for their own round-trip travel to and from 
Honiara (the capital of the Solomon Islands).  To Apply: Applications 
will be accepted until Jan 31st or until the position is filled. Please 
contact SARAH COWLES (EM: scowles AT bio.miami.edu) if interested in 
applying and include a CV/resume, 2 references, and a cover letter 
highlighting relevant experience.

FIELD SUPERVISOR--AVIAN BIOLOGIST at University of Central Oklahoma.  
  Location: Fort Sill M.R., Oklahoma.  
Duration: 4 mos. from ~1 May 2017.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of 
Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 20 Feb 2017.  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 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: solid 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: $2,500-2,900/mo. Housing provided.  To Apply: 
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. 
Background checks will be made for employment and housing. Review of 
applications will begin by mid-late January.

FIELD TECHNICIAN--AVIAN BIOLOGIST at University of Central Oklahoma.  
  Location: Fort Sill M.R., Oklahoma.  
Duration: Beginning ~1 May 2017; approximate 3 and 4 mo. positions.  Job 
Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 20 Feb 
2017.  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 mountainous ecosystem in 
the southern plains, and hold the only large viable population of 
Black-capped Vireos in Oklahoma. Approximate 3 and 4 month positions. 
Housing provided. Qualifications: Individual should have: solid 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: 
$2,000-2,200/mo. contingent on skill level. Housing provided; also 
travel expenses on site.  To Apply: 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. Background checks will be made for 
employment, housing and access to Base. Application review will begin by 
mid-late January.

AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIAN/FELLOWSHIP at Oregon State University. 
  Location: Corvallis, OR, and Roseburg, 
OR.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 4.  
Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2017.  Description: The Department of 
Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University and USDA Forest 
Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station invite applications for 
research fellows to deploy and monitor autonomous recording units (ARUs) 
in historic Northern Spotted Owl territories as part of a graduate 
research project determining the efficacy of using ARUs to establish 
presence or absence of forest owl species. These are full time, fixed 
term, seasonal fellowships hired through the Oak Ridge Institute for 
Science and Education (ORISE; http://orise.orau.gov), with starting 
dates of March 1, 2017 to April 1, 2017 (depending on study area) and an 
ending date of June 30, 2017 to July 21, 2017. The selected applicants 
will be ORISE fellows, and mentored/supervised by an Oregon State 
University graduate student with oversight by the USDA Forest Service. 
Participation in this program requires driving Federally-owned vehicles 
on primitive forest roads and navigating difficult terrain on foot to 
access ARUs in remote locations. The fellow must be able to work under 
the supervision of a graduate student, but conduct duties independently 
in an isolated environment following an established protocol to deploy, 
monitor, and collect ARUs throughout the season. 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 fellow 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: Deploy, monitor, and retrieve autonomous recording units from 
remote GPS locations in historic Northern Spotted Owl territories. 
Maintain accurate field notes, care for field equipment and government 
vehicles. Determine vegetation characteristics and physiography of ARU 
deployment locations. Perform office work including data entry, 
uploading and storing data collected from ARUs, scanning recordings for 
vocalizations, maintaining field notes, and coordinating work with 
crewmates. Complete all required in-person and online training. Perform 
other duties as assigned. Opportunities may arise to assist U.S. Forest 
Service employees with ongoing surveys for birds including Northern 
Spotted Owls, butterflies, amphibians and more. Fellows may also have 
the opportunity to spend some portion of the season monitoring recorders 
in multiple study areas. Most duties will be performed during daylight 
hours, but night work may be necessary at times, so comfort working and 
driving at night is required. All 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 fellow will work 
varying time schedules throughout the season, with work being done 
during the day, night, and/or early morning. Location: Please note there 
are two study areas. The applicant must indicate their preferred study 
area when applying. a) Siuslaw National Forest, Eugene BLM, and Salem 
BLM lands in western Oregon – based out of Corvallis or Eugene, OR area. 
b) Roseburg BLM, and Coos Bay BLM lands in western Oregon – based out of 
Roseburg, OR area.  Qualifications: **Previous field experience should 
include orienteering skills including the use of maps, compass, and 
handheld GPS units. **Above average physical fitness, willingness to 
work required hours. **Ability to operate a 4-wheel drive vehicle with 
automatic or manual transmission. **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. **Bachelor's degree in Wildlife or a closely related field 
preferred.  Compensation: Fellows will receive $2,200/month which 
includes housing stipend. Employer-provided health insurance is 
available for fellows.  To Apply: 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 
(preferably in a single PDF) to LEILA DUCHAC (EM: 
leila.duchac AT oregonstate.edu) by January 15, 2016. These positions will 
be filled as suitable candidates are found. Please contact the same 
email address with any questions about the position.

COASTAL BIRD TECHNICIAN at Audubon Louisiana/National Audubon Society.  
  Location: Grand Isle, LA and Cameron, LA.  
Duration: 18-20 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2-4.  
Application Deadline: 22 Jan 2017. Description: Position Summary: 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 the American Bird 
Conservancy, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and 
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 Audubon Louisiana's 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 or 2 full-time seasonal 
positions based in Cameron Parish. The positions will start in early 
April and terminate in early August. Essential Functions: 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 
educational programs for visiting beachgoers. - Entering data and 
supporting the preparation of 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.  Qualifications: - 
Bachelor's of Science Degree in Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources, 
Environmental Education, or a related field required. - 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. Travel will be reimbursed 
at the current federal rate. - Must be willing to live on Grand Isle, LA 
or in Cameron Parish, LA through provided housing. Must properly 
maintain field equipment and keep supplies and materials organized.  
Compensation: $10-15/hr, depending on experience.  To Apply: Please 
submit a Cover Letter, Resume, and Three References to: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3038/coastal-bird-technician/job 
Questions can be referred to ERIK JOHNSON (EM: ejohnson AT audubon.org).

GOLDEN EAGLE RESEARCH TECHNICIAN at U.S. Geological Survey. Location: 
San Diego, CA.  Duration: January 2017 – July 2017.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2.  Application Deadline: 17 Jan 2017.  
Description: The USGS is immediately seeking a Golden Eagle Research 
Technicians (equivalent to GS-5) for a Golden Eagle occupancy study. 
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 Golden Eagle or other 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, 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, possess a 
valid driver's license, and have a college degree in ecology or biology. 
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 (EM: 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.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN (AMERICORPS) at Washington Service Corps with 
through Center for Natural Lands Management. 
 
Location: Olympia, WA.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number 
of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 30 Jan 2017. Description: Avian 
Field Technician needed to assist CNLM with bird monitoring projects on 
Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) and other South Puget Sound ownerships. 
Projects include: 1) demographic monitoring of the Federally Threatened 
streaked horned lark, western bluebird, and Oregon vesper sparrow; 2) 
radio-telemetry of larks; and 3) monitoring species abundance and 
habitat relationships of breeding bird communities in prairie and oak 
woodland habitats. The technician will coordinate volunteers monitoring 
nest boxes. Other primary duties will include mapping territories, 
finding and monitoring nests, re-sighting color-banded birds, conducting 
behavioral observations, conducting bird surveys (point counts and line 
transects), sampling vegetation, and entering data. Technician may also 
assist with mist-netting and banding bluebirds. Field work will be 
conducted at prairie training sites and active airfields on JBLM. 
Technician will clearly collect data, meticulously manage it, and be 
detail oriented in observation and documentation. The position will also 
support habitat restoration activities, which may include invasive plant 
control, woodland understory enhancement and controlled burning.  
Qualifications: Only open to U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent 
resident. Successful applicants should have a keen interest in avian 
research and conservation, demonstrate excellent communication skills, 
be able to work independently and in a team setting, and be comfortable 
working on an active military base. The technician should be able to 
identify local grassland and oak bird species by sight and ear, or 
quickly learn. Successful applicant will need to submit to a criminal 
background check. Compensation: A taxable monthly stipend of $1,195 
provided by Washington Service Corp. Upon successful completion of 
service, eligible members receive an educational award of $2,887.50. 
Basic health care provided.  To Apply: Applications are only submitted 
through Washington Service Corps 
(https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=70682&fromSearch=true). 

Applicants can contact GARY SLATER (EM: gslater AT cnlm.org), Avian 
Conservation Program Manager, Center for Natural Lands Management (PH: 
305-213-8829) to obtain more information.

SAGE-GROUSE RESEARCH TECHNICIAN at University of Montana.  Location: 
Roundup, MT.  Duration: 4.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of 
Openings: 4.  Application Deadline: 20 Feb 2017.  Description: 
Sage-Grouse Research Technicians (4) needed. Two are needed from Mar 20 
– Aug. 4, 2017, and 2 are needed from Apr 3 – Aug 4, 2017 (With a 
probable extension of 2 positions until Sept 1, 2017), for a greater 
sage-grouse study near Roundup, Montana, USA (50 mi north of Billings). 
The study assesses demographics and resource selection in greater 
sage-grouse in response to grazing. The study also evaluates the direct 
effects of grazing on vegetation in sage-grouse habitat. This 
collaborative project is led by Lorelle Berkeley, Ph.D., Research 
Wildlife Biologist with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP); Mark 
Szczypinski, Conservation Technician, FWP; Dr. David Naugle, Professor, 
College of Forestry and Conservation, The University of Montana and 
Science Advisor to NRCS's Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI); and Joe Smith, 
Ph.D., The University of Montana College of Forestry and Conservation. 
Duties potentially include, but are not limited to, conducting early 
morning lek counts (before sunrise; March through May), night-time 
spotlighting capture of sage-grouse hens and/or chicks and marking them 
with radio transmitters, capture of hens using rocket nets, monitoring 
nest success and hen and chick survival via radiotelemetry, collection 
of vegetation data, data entry and proofreading, maintaining field 
vehicles, and other miscellaneous duties as needed. Successful 
applicants may be asked to help collect vegetation data with the range 
field technicians as needed. The range and sage-grouse technicians are 
considered one field crew with slightly different designations of daily 
duties, but they will each help each other with duties when necessary. 
Conditions include extreme temperatures, rain, snow, "gumbo" roads, 
wind, rattlesnakes, and abundant prickly pear. Hiking of up to several 
miles a day through sagebrush, on uneven terrain, and in hot 
temperatures may be necessary to monitor grouse, as well as driving 
several hours a day in a pickup truck. Work schedule is extremely 
dynamic and demanding, including late nights, early mornings, some long 
days during the peak of nests hatching or chick tagging, split work 
shifts, and unpredictable days off –  applicants must be willing to work 
when needed and take days off when the opportunity arises. Successful 
candidates will be hired through the University of Montana's Cooperative 
Wildlife Research Unit.  Qualifications: Preference will be given to 
applicants with experience in radiotelemetry, operation of 4WD trucks 
and ATVs on low-maintenance roads, operating GPS units and with First 
Aid / CPR certification. If you do not have current First Aid / CPR 
certification, you will need to become certified before arriving to 
begin work. Applicants must enjoy working and living in a remote rural 
area with a diverse group of people including private landowners and 
livestock producers. A strong work ethic, the ability to work alone all 
day in remote areas, self-motivation, good physical condition, and a 
sense of humor are a must. Field technicians must have great 
interpersonal and communication skills. Compensation: The position has a 
monthly stipend of $2,038/month plus free shared housing, free utilities 
and internet provided. No benefits are associated with these positions. 
Benefits that are included are the endless vistas of central Montana, 
abundant outdoor recreation opportunities within a short (1-2 hour) 
drive, calf branding and roadside chats with ranchers, phenomenal 
wildlife viewing and wildlife research experience.  To Apply: 
Applications will be accepted until Feb. 20, 2017 however the positions 
will be filled earlier if suitable candidates are found. To apply, email 
a cover letter, résumé, and 3 references all within a single MS Word 
attachment to LORELLE BERKELEY (EM: lberkeley AT mt.gov) AND MARK 
SZCZYPINSKI (EM: mszczypinski.fwp AT gmail.com). The subject heading of 
your email should read "Sage-Grouse Research Technician Application". 
Include your last name as the beginning of all files (ex: 
Smith_John-Sage Grouse Research Technician). Failure to follow these 
instructions may result in your application being disqualified. Please 
mention whether or not you are currently certified in CPR/First Aid and 
direct any questions about the position to Mark via e-mail or by phone 
(PH: 406-320-2529). ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable 
accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with 
disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative 
format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 
employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and 
women. Qualified candidates may request veterans' or disabilities 
preference in accordance with state law.

BREEDING BIRD POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN at Conservation Management 
Institute, Virginia Tech.  Location: Virginia (statewide). Duration: 8 
weeks.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: up to 8.  Application 
Deadline: 20 Jan 2017.  Description: Description: The Conservation 
Management Institute at Virginia Tech is looking for qualified field 
technicians to conduct bird surveys in Virginia in the summer of 2017. 
This will be year one of a four-year effort to survey breeding birds 
throughout the entire state of Virginia. Surveyors will document bird 
species by sight and sound from road-based point count locations 
following an established protocol. This position requires completion of 
a one-week training session in Virginia (location to be decided) before 
deploying to various locations throughout the state. Responsibilities: 
Technicians will be responsible for collecting data for a statewide 
avian point count survey. They will work independently collecting data 
in the field as part of a larger team effort. Surveyors will also be 
expected to follow directions to point count locations along roads, 
complete surveys following a set protocol, and provide all field 
collected information to a central office.  Qualifications: Required 
Qualifications: 1) Demonstrated experience in the identification of 
birds by sight and sound (2) Experience in using topographic maps, GPS 
and compass for navigation in the field 3) Must have reliable 
transportation (personal vehicle) and pass a driver's license check 4) 
Must be able to pass visual and oral exam on birds of Virginia 5) Must 
attend training session in VA prior to field season. Preferred 
Qualifications: 1) A degree in Botany, Biology, Ecology, Wildlife 
Sciences, Forestry, Environmental Science or related field 2) 
Willingness to occasionally travel overnight and camp or stay in 
primitive housing.  Compensation: $12-15/hour (commensurate with 
experience) plus weekly travel stipend.  To Apply: Send resume, cover 
letter and 3 references to (EM: virginiabirdsurvey AT vt.edu). At least two 
of the references should be able to attest to applicable field 
experience. Please apply by January 20, 2017.

GYRFALCON FIELD BIOLOGIST at The Peregrine Fund. 
  Location: Nome, Alaska. Duration: 
Approximately 1 May - 15 Aug 2017.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of 
Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 01 Feb 2017. Description: The 
Peregrine Fund is recruiting for one position as a seasonal field 
biologist. The position requires a highly skilled wildlife biologist 
capable of working in remote conditions to conduct ground and aerial 
surveys for Gyrfalcons and other nesting raptors; work as a member of a 
2-person crew in the collection and synthesis of field data; and work in 
collaboration with biologists from the Alaska Department of Fish and 
Game and other partners. 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. Primary duties will 
include: surveys for nesting Gyrfalcons and raptors; climbing into nests 
with rock climbing techniques; handling nestling Gyrfalcons for banding 
and biological sampling; installation and maintenance of motion 
sensitive cameras at nests; collection of prey remains and pellets; prey 
surveys; driving a 4WD pickup and ATV.  Qualifications: Required 
qualifications: 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 project 
volunteers while maintaining a positive attitude for three months is 
key. Experience surveying for birds, preferably raptors. Experience in 
outdoor rock climbing. 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. Legal status to work in the USA 
Desired qualifications: Surveying and banding raptors. Knowledge of safe 
use of an ATV. Photography skills a plus. Practice living in a small 
space and contributing to household chores (e.g., cooking, emptying the 
honey bucket) is important.  Compensation: A stipend equal to $1500 per 
month is offered, depending on qualifications, 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_GyrTechnician.".

CENTRAL LAKE ERIE BASIN PROJECT MANAGER at The Nature Conservancy. 
  Location: Rock Creek, Ohio. Duration: .  Job 
Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 27 Jan 2017.  Description: The 
Central Lake Erie Basin Project Manager directs some or all aspects of 
protection, science, stewardship, and community relations throughout 
northeast Ohio focused on the tributary watersheds and coastal areas of 
central Lake Erie. The Project Manager leads efforts to identify and 
engage partners for prioritized conservation, restoration, and 
cooperative management of land in the region and supervises the 
Northeast Ohio Preserves Manager, grant funded staff, and volunteers. 
Working with Conservancy colleagues and conservation partners, the 
Project Manager establishes overall conservation vision and priorities 
for Northeast Ohio, and develops and implements a broad array of 
conservation strategies aimed at abating threats with a primary focus on 
conservation targets of northeast Ohio and conserving and restoring the 
streams, wetlands and surrounding lands of the region. The Nature 
Conservancy works with partners on restoration projects in this region 
and the Project Manager will develop cooperative projects and pursue 
funding for implementation. The Project Manager oversees the management 
of TNC's six nature preserves totaling over 2,000 acres in northeast 
Ohio and lead youth engagement at the developing Nature Center at the 
Grand River Conservation Campus. The Project Manager will also move 
forward new initiatives to increase cooperation with both public and 
private stakeholders and explore urban conservation work. The Project 
Manager is a principal contact to government agencies, other 
conservation organizations, and the academic community in Northeast 
Ohio. The Central Lake Erie Basin Project Manager is based in Northeast 
Ohio with a significant presence at The Nature Conservancy's Grand River 
Conservation Campus in Rock Creek, Ohio and reports to the Lake Erie 
Conservation Director.  Qualifications: **BA/BS degree and 5 years' 
experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of 
education and experience. **Experience managing complex or multiple 
projects, including staffing, workloads and finances under deadlines. 
**Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting 
objectives and managing performance. **Experience developing 
partnerships (partners, community, government). **Ability to recognize 
plant and animal species to complete preserve management activities. 
**Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land 
management and natural resource preservation. Proven interpersonal, 
communication and negotiation skills.  To Apply: All resumes must be 
received through the Conservancy's online system prior to 11:59 p.m. EST 
on January 27, 2017.

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING TECHNICIAN at Bioacoustic Unit - University of 
Alberta.    Location: Edmonton and Northern 
Alberta, Canada.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of 
Openings: 4 - 6.  Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2017.  Description: 
Technicians will be working with acoustic recording technology to survey 
rare animals and species-at-risk in the boreal forest of Alberta. Other 
duties include vegetation surveys, soil sampling and installing water 
and weather monitoring equipment.  Qualifications: A minimum of 2 years 
working in remote conditions is preferable. Technicians must be able to 
hike long distances (5-10 km/day), carrying heavy loads (up to 50 lbs.), 
and tolerate inclement weather and biting insects. Applicants with the 
following skills will be preferred: experience driving 4x4 trucks, 
trailer hauling and driving ATVs; working alone in isolated conditions 
far from urban areas; ability to navigate using compass, maps and GPS; 
ability to sustain camp life for long periods. Long and variable work 
days are commonplace. Applicants should be independent, self-starters, 
problem-solvers, and have a positive attitude. Canadian citizens or 
applicants with a valid work permit will be accepted.  Compensation: 
$2500 - $3000 / month (depending on experience).  To apply please send a 
CV along with 3 references to both: HEDWIG LANKAU,Lab Coordinator (EM: 
hedwig AT ualberta.ca) AND ALEX MACPHAIL, Research Coordinator (EM: 
agmacpha AT ualberta.ca) Application deadline is March 31st, 2017 or until 
positions are filled.

KIRTLAND'S WARBLER MICHIGAN INTERN at Smithsonian Migratory Bird 
Center.  Location: Mio, Michigan.  Duration: 2-3 months.  Job Type: 
Intern.  Number of Openings: 3-5.  Description: Kirtland's Warbler 
Michigan Interns (3-5) needed May to July (specific dates vary). We are 
looking several experienced field interns to assist with the Smithsonian 
Migratory Bird Center's ongoing research of the endangered Kirtland's 
Warbler in the northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan, near Mio, MI. Most 
positions start May 15th and end July 15th, but need at least one person 
to start May 1 and end July 31. Two ongoing projects are happening this 
year as part of this research. The first entails a large-scale field 
experiment in which we will reduce the number of Brown-headed Cowbird 
traps in four different areas and determine the resulting rates of nest 
parasitism. Using these data, we will be able to determine the effective 
range of a cowbird trap and also inform a population model that will 
help us determine what amount of cowbird parasitism the population could 
withstand. The other project involves relocating individuals 
radio-tagged in The Bahamas as they arrive onto the Michigan breeding 
grounds, and following them through the breeding season. These data will 
be used to test hypotheses about how conditions on the wintering grounds 
carry-over to affect reproductive success. Fieldwork will involve 
closely following male and female Kirtland's to find nests, nest 
monitoring, vegetation measurements around the nest, cowbird surveys, 
re-sighting color-banded individuals, and possibly some radio-tracking 
and help with catching birds.  Qualifications: Top applicants will have 
previous experience following songbirds to find nests, re-sighting small 
color banded birds, radio-telemetry, conducting standardized point 
counts, and living and working with a field team. Please clearly 
highlight your experience in these or related areas in your cover 
letter. To be successful in this position, interns will need to be 
flexible, independently motivated, show strong initiative, and be 
willing and physically able to spend long days navigating dense stands 
of Jack Pines with cold mornings, hot afternoons, and buggy conditions 6 
days per week for the duration of the season. Compensation: Interns will 
receive a stipend of $1500 per month. Housing will be provided at no 
cost. Transportation to and from the nearest airport (if necessary) and 
while in the field will also be provided.  To apply, please send a 
1-page cover letter and a 1-3 page Resume/CV with contact information 
for 3 references as a single .pdf file to DR. NATHAN W. COOPER (EM: 
kiwajob AT gmail.com). Please put "Your_Last_Name Michigan Intern" in 
the subject line of the email. If available and interested, please feel 
free to apply for our related project in The Bahamas occurring just 
prior to this project. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN (SHOREBIRD AND SEABIRD MOVEMENT STUDIES) at 
University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Location: Charlestown, Rhode 
Island.  Duration: Approx. 5 months, with possibility of extension. Job 
Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 3.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 
2017.  Description: Research technicians (2) and Field Crew Leader (1) 
needed to assist with movement studies of federally-threatened piping 
plovers, federally-endangered roseate terns, and common terns throughout 
the southern New England/mid Atlantic coast in partnership the U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. These 
seasonal positions will start in early April and continue until 
mid-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; conducting land based and boat-based 
radio telemetry; collecting foraging ecology 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. 
Work Location: Field crew will be based in southern RI, but positions 
require extensive travel throughout the southern New 
England/mid-Atlantic coast. May be required to spend up to 4 weeks 
living in rustic field camps on remote islands with no running water and 
limited to no electricity.  Qualifications: Top applicants will have 
experience with avian (especially shorebird and tern) field research, 
demonstrated experience working reliably as part of a field team, 
willingness 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. 
Applicants for Crew Leader position must have demonstrated supervisory 
and construction experience. 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 project vehicles are temporarily unavailable (mileage 
reimbursed at $0.54/mile).  Compensation: Research Technicians: 
$2,700/month. Field Crew Leader: $3,200/month. Shared field housing or 
housing stipend provided.  To Apply: Please send cover letter, 
resume/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 Technician Application: your last name' as the subject line of 
the email. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and hiring 
may occur before deadline. Please specify which position you are 
applying for (Research Technician or Field Crew Leader).

INTRO TO WILDLIFE REHABILITATION at Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation.  
  Location: Kendalia, TX.  Duration: 6 
to 12 months.  Job Type: Intern.  Number of Openings: 16.  Application 
Deadline: 01 Jan 2018.  Description: History: Established in 1977, 
Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation (WRR) is a non-profit organization 
that receives over 6,000 wild animals per year for rehabilitation and 
release as well as providing permanent sanctuary for more than 600 
resident non-releasable indigenous wildlife, non-native wildlife (large 
mammals, primates, reptiles and birds) and farmed animals. Wildlife 
Rescue is located on 212 acres in beautiful Texas Hill Country, near 
Austin and San Antonio. Description: This program is designed as an 
introduction to wildlife rehabilitation for individuals who have some 
previous experience in wildlife rehabilitation or animal care and are 
interested in learning and developing basic skills required when 
pursuing a career in these fields. The 6- month program combines 
hands-on training and related classroom instruction during which 
participants will learn the practical skills and theoretical knowledge 
required in the fields of wildlife rehabilitation and animal care. The 
Wildlife Rehabilitation Apprentice (WRA) concentrates on the care and 
rehabilitation of injured and orphaned native Texas wildlife, with some 
attention to domesticated farmed animals, companion animals and 
non-native small animals. Participants in the Spring/ Summer programs 
can expect to spend long, demanding shifts in the hospital caring for 
large numbers of infant animals; the Fall/Winter program participants 
will see fewer numbers and variety of animals in the hospital but will 
have the opportunity to spend a larger percentage of time on observation 
and enrichment. This program is a prerequisite for most other WRR 
training programs, including: Advanced Wildlife Rehabilitation, Advanced 
Wildlife Rehabilitation, Wildlife Sanctuary Caretaker, and Companion 
Animal Welfare. The Spring and Summer training classes are recommended 
for those individuals with existing rehabilitation experience, as the 
high volume of animals during spring and summer seasons requires a rapid 
learning curve and intense skill development. For individuals with 
little to no previous wildlife experience, we recommend applying for the 
Fall/Winter program. Qualifications: Requirements: - Minimum 6-12 months 
previous wildlife rehabilitation experience required - Bachelor's degree 
required, animal-related field preferred - Commitment to completion of 
the 6 month program - Willingness to work evenings, weekends, and 
holidays - Ability to work long hours (50-70 hours per week) in all 
weather conditions - Ability to lift 50lbs, twist and bend, and spend 
long periods of time on your feet - Capable of handling physically, 
mentally and emotionally stressful situations - Competent in working 
independently and as part of a team - Possess a strong personal work 
ethic, positive attitude and high level of integrity - Meningitis, 
Tetanus and Rabies pre-exposure vaccines are required - Valid driver's 
license and clean driving record are required.  Compensation: A monthly 
stipend of $250 dollars is granted. On-site housing is provided.  To 
Apply: Availability: The Spring/Summer program begins February of each 
year. Applications for this program are accepted year-round. If you are 
interested in applying for this training program, please fax, mail or 
email a resume, letter of interest, and one professional letter of 
reference to the address below. Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation Attn: 
Apprentice Supervisor P.O. Box 369 Kendalia TX 78027 (EM: 
education AT wildlife-rescue.org FX: 830-336-3733).

SUMMER CAMP EDUCATOR at Tracy Aviary.   
Location: Salt Lake City, UT. Duration: 5/23/17 to 8/25/17.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017.  Description: The 
Education Department at Tracy Aviary seeks a mature, highly motivated 
educator experienced with camp facilitation to join its team for a 
summer seasonal camp facilitator position. The duties of this 40-hour a 
week position will involve preparation and facilitation of Tracy Aviary 
Avian Adventure Summer Camps. Additional duties may include formal and 
non-formal programs with youth and the general public. Such programs may 
include tours, interpreting at exhibits, and staffing special events. We 
seek candidates who are able to start Tuesday, May 23, 2017, and end no 
sooner than Friday, August 25, 2017. Qualifications: MINIMUM 
QUALIFICATIONS  **Youth camp and leadership experience  **Demonstrated 
interest in a career in the field of Education  **Demonstrated interest 
in nature and ecology **Effective in working well collaboratively and 
managing time efficiently  **Highly motivated and innovative, well 
organized, eager to take on new tasks and meet commitments  **Ability to 
work full-time, Monday through Friday, for the entire camp season 
between the beginning of June and end of August. ADDITIONAL AND 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS  **A bachelor's degree in education, natural 
resources, environmental studies, conservation, biology, zoology, or 
related field from an approved college or university. Applicants still 
working toward a degree will be considered.  **Knowledge about regional 
birds and avian ecology  **Certification in CPR and First Aid  **Skills 
in presenting to mixed groups  **Food Handler's Permit  **Proficiency in 
word processing, layout and editing **Familiarity with learning 
assessment tools and strategies. Compensation: $9 per hour.  To Apply: 
Position available starting May 23, 2017. Open until filled. 
Applications are being accepted immediately. No telephone calls please. 
Send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references 
to ANNE TERRY, Education Manager, (EM: annet AT tracyaviary.org). Visit 
www.tracyaviary.org for more information about Tracy Aviary.

KIRTLAND'S WARBLER BAHAMAS FIELD INTERN at Smithsonian Migratory Bird 
Center.  Location: Cat Island, The Bahamas.  Duration: 5 weeks.  Job 
Type: Intern.  Number of Openings: 2.  Description: Kirtland's Warbler 
Volunteer Interns (2) needed March 25th – May 1st. We are looking for 
two experienced field interns to assist with the Smithsonian Migratory 
Bird Center's ongoing research on the endangered Kirtland's Warbler in 
The Bahamas. Our research entails capturing individuals and attaching 
radio-transmitters to them so that we can later relocate the same 
individuals on the breeding grounds after spring migration. These data 
will be used to test hypotheses about how conditions on the wintering 
grounds impact reproductive success in Michigan. All fieldwork will take 
place on Cat Island, The Bahamas. Cat Island is a small, sparsely 
populated island with many miles of beautiful beaches. As the island is 
remote, applicants will need to be flexible with diet and housing 
conditions. Field conditions can be difficult and include walking 
through occasionally buggy (mosquitoes, sand flies) and very dense 
scrubby vegetation. Schedule will vary but plan to spend at least 8-10 
hours per day, six days a week, in the field.  Qualifications: The top 
applicants will have previous experience setting up mist nets, 
re-sighting color banded birds, radio-tracking, vegetation/insect 
surveys, living and working with a field team. To be successful in this 
position, all interns will need to be flexible, committed to obtaining 
quality data, have well-developed communication skills, as well as 
willing and physically able to spend long, hot days with buggy 
conditions 6 days per week for the duration of the project. Please 
clearly highlight your experience in these or related areas in your 
cover letter. All applicants need to have a passport, or the ability to 
get one quickly, that is valid for at least 6 months past the end of the 
project.  Compensation: Positions are volunteer, but all expenses (i.e., 
airfare, housing, food) are covered by the project. Non-US residents 
will be considered but only from countries that do not require special 
visas for travel to The Bahamas. Only airfare from the US (and possibly 
Canada) will be covered by the project.  To apply, please send a 1-page 
cover letter and a 1-3 page Resume/CV with contact information for 3 
references as a single .pdf file to DR. NATHAN W. COOPER (EM: kiwajob AT 
gmail.com). Please put "Your_Last_Name Bahamas Intern" in the subject 
line of the email. If available and interested, please feel free to 
apply for our related project in Michigan occurring just after this 
project. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

CAMP AND INTERPRETATION EDUCATION INTERNSHIP at Tracy Aviary. 
  Location: Salt Lake City, UT. Duration: 
5/23/17 to 8/25/17.  Job Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 31 Jan 
2017.  Description: Position begins Tuesday, May 23rd and ends no sooner 
than August 25th 2017. DUTIES This position provides hands-on training 
and experience with the fundamentals of environmental education best 
practices, program facilitation, and interpretation. Interns will 
primarily assist in the daily facilitation of summer camps, covering a 
wide variety of ecological topics through activities that incorporate 
elements such as art, physical activity, and exploration of Tracy 
Aviary's grounds. Primary duties for this position will include: 1. 
Preparing materials and assisting in teaching engaging summer camp 
programs for children in kindergarten through 8th grade. 2. 
Lead-facilitating one week of camps as a culmination of the summer 
experience. 3. Facilitating exhibit interpretation and other educational 
programs for visitors at Tracy Aviary. 4. Developing and implementing a 
capstone internship project. 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. QUALIFICATIONS Must speak, 
read, and write English fluently. Fluency in Spanish is preferred, but 
not required. 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. 
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. Visit www.tracyaviary.org for 
more information regarding Tracy Aviary. COMMITMENT This position 
requires a 40 hour a week commitment over a period of three months. Work 
hours require applicants to be freely available between 8am and 5pm, 
Monday through Friday for the entire duration of service. Interns must 
secure their own housing for the duration of the internship. 
Compensation: $1200 stipend for three months of service, disbursed 
bi-weekly.  To Apply: Applications are being accepted immediately. No 
telephone calls please. Send a cover letter, resume, and phone numbers 
for three references to ANNE TERRY, Education Manager (EM: 
annet AT tracyaviary.org).

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGIST at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. 
  Location: Colorado. Duration: 2.5 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 8. Application 
Deadline: 28 Feb 2017.  Description: Avian Field Biologists (8) – The 
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking experienced field biologists 
to conduct point counts throughout the state of Colorado. The position 
will run from approximately May 3rd through mid-July with the 
possibility for continued employment entering and proofing data. 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 the state of Colorado while 
advancing avian conservation at regional scales. Please visit 
http://www.birdconservancy.org/what-we-do/science/monitoring/imbcr-program/ 
for additional information. Successful candidates must be able to attend 
a mandatory 7 day paid training beginning in early May. 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 all avian 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: Compensation: Hourly 
wages will range from $13.25 - $15.50, depending on experience. 
Employees can expect 40 hours of work per week with the possibility of 
some overtime. In addition to the hourly wage, 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 in early 
January and positions will be filled as suitable applicants are found.

WHITEFISH POINT BIRD OBSERVATORY HAWK COUNTER at Michigan Audubon. 
  Location: Whitefish Point, Paradise, 
MI.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: 1.  
Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2017.  Description: Located in Michigan's 
Upper Peninsula on the shore of Lake Superior, Whitefish Point is the 
premier migration watch site in the state. Whitefish Point Bird 
Observatory, a program of Michigan Audubon, is seeking a Spring 
Migration Hawk Counter that can provide accurate raptor identification 
and reporting, while providing educational interpretation to site 
visitors. Applicant must possess strong raptor and general bird 
identification skills, including aging, and prior hawkwatch experience 
is highly preferred. Duties include conducting the daily count, 
interacting with visitors, completion of field data forms, and posting 
daily results. Preparing and conducting an end of season presentation 
and/or reports are also required. While the position requires a great 
deal of independence, it will be supported by staff from Michigan 
Audubon's headquarters. Consistent, clear, professional communication 
with supervisors, colleagues, stakeholders, and visitors is a must. This 
is a seasonal position from 15 March to 7 June and overtime may be 
required. Qualifications:  **Familiarity with hawk migration and 
experience identifying all eastern North American raptors is required. 
**Enthusiastic, dedicated and motivated self-starter who can work 
independently in sometimes difficult conditions.  **While not required, 
previous environmental interpretation and/or teaching skills are ideal, 
but a passion for connecting raptor and habitat conservation to the 
community is essential.  **Applicants should have experience interacting 
with the public and excellent interpersonal skills.  **Careful data 
collecting skills a must. Must be computer literate and capable of 
entering and managing data (computer access can be provided).  **Must be 
able to climb multiple steep steps.  **Flexibility to adjust hours to 
meet needs of department and organization, including the potential of 
working overtime hours.  **Transportation necessary to get from provided 
housing to count site. This requires a reliable vehicle and a clean, 
valid driver's license to operate a vehicle in Michigan.  **Must have a 
personal pair of binoculars and spotting scope is preferred. **Early 
season weather is often harsh and very cold, with few people visiting 
the site in these conditions. A dedicated, self-motivated individual who 
can both work well with people and endure challenging conditions in a 
remote location is required.  Compensation: $1300-1500/month; includes 
housing.  To Apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, a resume 
with relevant experience, and contact information for three references 
(include phone and email) to HEATHER GOOD (EM: 
director AT michiganaudubon.org).

AVIAN WILDLIFE TECHNICIANS (UP TO 7) at Canadian Wildlife Service, 
Environment and Climate Change Canada.  Location: Northern Alberta, 
Canada.  Duration: About 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of 
Openings: Up to 7.  Application Deadline: 23 Jan 2017.  Description: 
Description: Technicians are needed to survey songbird communities in 
the boreal forests of northern Alberta. Two projects will evaluate the 
impacts of oil sands activities on forest landbird populations 
throughout the Oil Sands Area. Point count project: 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. Some 
helicopter-based surveys may also be conducted. Distance-based 
point-count surveys and 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. Territory-mapping project: technicians will work in a team of 
six-eight to map territory locations relative to disturbance features in 
several study areas. Most data will be collected using spot mapping and 
intensive following of individual birds, but the project may also 
incorporate banding and radio-telemetry. Habitat and vegetation sampling 
may also be conducted. Employment period will be 90 work days compressed 
into roughly 3-months beginning in early May, 2017. Work will be highly 
rewarding but also physically demanding. Technicians should expect very 
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: Wage: $4,400.00 per month (approximate) x 3 months, plus 
overtime pay for weekends worked in the field.  How 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 2017 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 January 23, 2017. Hiring may begin sooner as suitable applicants are 
identified. Submit your cover letter, resume, and contact information 
for 3 references as a single PDF to: (EM: judith.toms AT canada.ca).

MULTIPLE FIELD ASSISTANT POSITIONS AVAILABLE at University of Arizona.  
  Location: Western Montana. Duration: 3-5 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: multiple.  Application 
Deadline: 15 Jan 2017.  Description: 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. For Banding 
Assistant position, extensive experience banding and handling adult 
passerine birds is required. For Intern positions: No prior avian field 
work experiment necessary but preference will be given to applicants 
with some prior field work experience. Must be comfortable working alone 
and be physically fit (capable of carrying a moderately heavy backpack 
during mountain hiking). Banding Assistant Position starts as early as 
March 12th. Intern positions start as early as April 1st. Both positions 
continue through July (start and end dates flexible). Intern positions 
pays ~$1600/mo and Banding Assistant positions pay $1850-2150/mo, 
depending on experience. Both positions offer excellent benefits 
including health, dental, and vision insurance plans. Will provide 
partial reimbursement for travel to Montana (up to $250) and can also 
assist with finding reasonably priced housing in Missoula. Must have 
your own vehicle to drive to field sites. To apply, visit 
http://uacareers.com/, search for posting number S22518, 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 positions are filled. See Dr. Duckworth's web page 
http://www.u.arizona.edu/~rad3 for more information about the project.  
Qualifications: See job description.  Compensation: Intern positions 
pays ~$1600/mo and Banding Assistant positions pay $1850-2150/mo, 
depending on experience.  To apply, visit http://uacareers.com/, search 
for posting number S22518, 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.

WILDLIFE RECOVERY CENTER: INTERNSHIP at Bolivian Parrots Conservation 
Foundation (CLB).   Location: Santa 
Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Intern.  Number 
of Openings: 10.  Application Deadline: 31 Aug 2017.  Description: The 
Wild Birds Recovery Center (CREA), located in the city of Santa Cruz de 
la Sierra, Bolivia, needs interns from April 2017 for an ongoing 
project. The Center aims to rehabilitate rescued parrots from the 
wildlife trade, to release them back into the wild, as well as to 
develop environmental education with local childrens and research 
studies with wild parrots in captivity and in the wild. Interns will 
live at the Center. Duties include introducing the rehabilitated parrots 
to a native diet, monitoring their feeding behavior, diet and training, 
receiving and examining new patients, preparing food and feed parrot’s 
chicks, calculating and administering medications, cleaning cages and 
facilities, collecting data for research studies with the captive 
parrots, environmental enrichment, collecting their native food at the 
field to prepare their diets, support to the educational program and 
release the animals back into the wild. Interns also participate on 
research studies with wild parrots species on the Curichi La Madre 
Protected Area. Activities for the research studies can include checking 
cavities for potential nests, mist netting, population census, 
behavioral observations, collecting general data about their biology, 
and others. Also, interns collaborate with the basic care of mammals 
(jaguars, pumas, pecaries and more), reptiles (tortoises, caimans) and 
other bird species (raptors) of rescued animals at a local Rescue 
Center. Qualifications: Applicants must be responsible, enthusiastic, 
self-disciplined, hard working, self-motivated, tolerant of tropical 
weather and biting insects (mosquitoes, sunfly, ticks, flies), willing 
to work in a group and a good sense of humor is always appreciated. 
Interns share one comfortable room at the Center. Applicants with 
Spanish language and previous rehabilitation experience is an asset but 
not required. This is a great opportunity for someone with basic or 
intermediate Spanish skills to immerse in the language. A minimum stay 
of two (2) month is required, but longer stays are preferable. Interns 
must be a minimum of 18 years old. We provide all necessary equipment 
for the center and fieldwork activities. Applicants must arrange their 
own transportation to Santa Cruz, Bolivia. We charge a fee (USD 70 per 
week) to cover their cost of food and accommodation at 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.  Compensation: none.  TO APPLY: Please provide a 
covering letter, a resume and two references to (EM: training AT 
fclbolivia.org). In the cover letter indicate why you are interest to 
participate with us, your preferred terms, what you hope to gain from an 
internship, how you will contribute to our team 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 
Bolivia prior to applying to the position. Feel free to email for 
further information. Close Date; Until Filled.

OWL BIOLOGISTS (CREW LEADER AND TECHNICIAN) at University of Arizona.  
Location: southeast Arizona.  Duration: April - July.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2.  Application Deadline: 08 Mar 2017.  
Description: Crew Leader and Field Technician needed to assist in study 
of Elf Owls in riparian areas in southern Arizona, with surveys of 
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owls likely during 1-2 weeks as well. Project begins 
in early April and continues until end of June or into early July. Field 
work involves call playback surveys to locate owls, nest searching and 
monitoring, responsive testing at active nests, territory mapping using 
passive monitoring techniques, and some limited habitat measurements 
during both daytime and nighttime hours. Office work will involve 
mapping locations, proofing and correcting data in Trimble Pathfinder 
software, and uploading data from Trimble Juno GPS at 2-week intervals. 
Crew will be required to camp during some field work but housing will be 
available at some sites or in hotels where available. Study sites will 
be located ~1-4 hrs from Tucson, Arizona (in the San Pedro Valley, 
Aravaipa Creek east and west, upper Gila Valley near Safford, and 
possibly Tonto National Forest). Some travel to Tucson will be required 
but crew members do not necessarily have to be based in Tucson during 
the field season or on days off. Qualifications: To be considered, 
applicants must be comfortable working at night in remote conditions and 
have excellent vision and hearing abilities. Experience with nest 
searching and monitoring, night work, and tree identification in the 
region are strongly desired. Crew leader should have ability to manage 
and help train staff member, and be patient supervising staff with more 
limited field experience. Applicants should be in good physical 
condition, have a positive, can-do attitude, be capable of working well 
with others such as landowners and managers, and have a valid driver's 
license and experience driving 4wd vehicles. Applicants must also be 
willing to camp where necessary.  Compensation: Salary + per diem will 
range from $1,700-2,000 per month for technician and $2,500-2,800 per 
month for crew leader DOE.  To apply, please send a brief cover letter 
outlining your relevant experience, a CV, and contact information of 3 
references to AARON D. FLESCH, School of Natural Resources and the 
Environment, University of Arizona, The Desert Laboratory - Tumamoc 
Hill, 1675 Anklam Road, Tucson, Arizona 85745 or preferably via email 
(EM: flesch AT email.arizona.edu). Please reference "avian biologist 
position" in the subject heading of emails.
Subject: Birdjobs -- December 28, 2016
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2016 01:38:15 -0500
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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIANS (WILDLIFE)  at US Forest Service. 
Location: Idaho, Oregon.  Duration: April/May-August 2017.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 18. Application Deadline: 19 Feb 2017.  
Job Description: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIANS (WILDLIFE) needed from 
April/May-August 2017 to be part of US Forest Service research on 
White-headed, Black-backed, and Lewis’s Woodpeckers. Up to 18 GS-05/01 
technician positions and four GS-06/01 crew leader positions 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. 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 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. 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 require additional 
advanced qualifications to be discussed during interviews. 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).  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 will follow. The deadline to send resume 
materials is 19 February 2017. 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.

AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS at Intermountain Bird Observatory. 
  Location: Central Idaho - Nez Perce - 
Clearwater National Forest.  Duration: 3.5 months, 3 additional weeks 
possible.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1 remaining.  
Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017.  Description: AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS 
(3) needed for study of multiple avian species in central Idaho. Four 
sequential and overlapping studies are to be implemented within the Nez 
Perce-Clearwater National Forest including surveys for Mountain Quail, 
White-headed Woodpeckers, Pileated Woodpeckers, and Northern Goshawks. 
The project begins April 3, 2017 and continues through July 7, 2017. The 
project may extend up to an additional 3 weeks. Duties will consist of 
early-season training, standardized surveys, and data entry. Per diem 
provided and back-country camping is required. Field assistants will 
work/travel across diverse habitats with a wide variety of western 
forest bird species. Opportunities for participating in multiple other 
Intermountain Bird Observatory studies may exist. Applicants must be 
comfortable working and camping, alone, in remote areas that can include 
predators (black bears, wolves, mountain lions). At least half of the 
season will include camping alone, almost all of the season will include 
working alone.  Qualifications of applicants should include: 1) ability 
to identify all western woodpecker species by sight and sound (drum and 
call notes), distinguish multiple quail species, and raptors, 2) 
experience with standardized bird surveys, 3) careful and accurate data 
entry, 4) dedication, and 5) willingness to spend many days at a time in 
the forest alone.  Compensation: $12/hour (40 hour week) + per diem.  To 
Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and at least two references 
(with phone # AND e-mail address) to (EM: RobertMiller7 AT 
boisestate.edu). Positions will be filled as suitable applicants are found.

WOODPECKER FIELD ASSISTANT (IDAHO) at Intermountain Bird Observatory.  
  Location: Eastern Idaho - Caribou-Targhee 
National Forest.  Duration: 2.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of 
Openings: 2.  Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017.  Description: 
Woodpecker Field Assistants (2) needed for study of breeding woodpeckers 
(8 species) in eastern Idaho (Caribou-Targhee National Forest; May 1 – 
July 10, 2017). Duties will consist of early-season training, 
standardized surveys, and data entry. Housing and/or per diem provided 
and back-country camping is required. Field assistants will work/travel 
across diverse habitats with a wide variety of western forest bird 
species. Opportunities for participating in other Intermountain Bird 
Observatory studies may exist.  Qualifications of applicants should 
include: 1) ability to identify all western woodpecker species by sight 
and sound (drum and call notes), 2) experience with standardized bird 
surveys, 3) careful and accurate data entry, and 4) dedication.  
Compensation: $12/hour (40 hour week) + housing or per diem.  To Apply: 
Please send a resume, cover letter, and at least two references (with 
phone # AND e-mail address) to (EM: RobertMiller7 AT boisestate.edu) . 
Positions will be filled as suitable applicants are found.

FIELD TECHNICIAN at National Ecological Observatory Network. 
  Location: United States. Duration: Open.  
Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: 100. Application Deadline: 01 
Apr 2017.  JOB DESCRIPTION: This position reports to the Manager Field 
Operations of the assigned domain. Temporary Field Technicians assist 
with field observation; sample collection and handling; sample 
processing and sample shipment of a variety of taxa. The Temporary Field 
Technician will perform a variety of scientific and technical tasks. The 
Temporary Field Technician is a biological sampling technician 
performing seasonal and periodic sampling activities. Temporary field 
sampling is conducted with direction from and assistance of Field 
Technician I, II and III. The Temporary Field Technician will also 
perform field and laboratory activities. The Lead Temporary Field 
Technician may provide guidance to temporary field technician crews. 
Daily and weekly work schedules will fluctuate. Work days may be up to 
twelve hours long. Work days may be split with morning and evening work. 
At times, work may begin at dawn and go through dusk. The work week may 
also include weekends, holidays and occasionally may be scheduled up to 
12 consecutive days and could include weekends and holidays. ESSENTIAL 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   #Follow established, standardized field 
procedures for sample collection; record data from sample collection; 
process samples in the domain lab; and prepare samples for shipment to 
external analytical labs. #Field sampling activities include the 
following observation and specimen collection activities: *Rodent live 
trapping *Invertebrate collections *Sediment, soil and water sample 
collection *Plant diversity observations *Plant biomass and primary 
productivity measurements *Lake/stream bathymetry and morphology 
*Riparian mapping  #Operate laboratory equipment including Wiley Mill, 
drying oven, analytical balance, and muffle furnace.  #Utilize GPS 
navigation system for locating, measuring and marking plots; and placing 
and setting traps.  #Perform inspection and maintenance of laboratory 
and field equipment.  #Assist with materials planning and ordering.  
#Record activities and completed work according to Field Operations 
protocol.  #Perform field assignments in a variety of conditions (e.g., 
weather, terrain, diverse assigned biomes). #Carry, move and lift field 
supplies (pack weighing up to 40 lbs.) to assigned field site (diverse 
and uneven terrain).  #Follow NEON safety and Field Operations policy 
and procedures.  #Individuals are responsible for their own housing and 
transportation.  #Overnight stays will be required depending on domain 
location. Qualifications:  #Must be 18 years of age or older.  #High 
School diploma or equivalent.  #Ability and willingness to work varied 
schedules (up to 12+ hours per day), including split-shift, part-time, 
pre-dawn early mornings, evening and weekends.  #Ability to work safely 
in variable field conditions including: *Cold and wet weather and 
extreme heat *Hiking on difficult or hazardous terrain *Exposure to 
stinging insects and other animal and plant hazards #Ability to work 
independently and as part of a team.  #Proficiency with MS Office Suite 
(e.g., Excel, Word).  #Ability to follow written and verbal 
instructions.  #Strong work ethic and enthusiasm.  #Ability to withstand 
exposure to fumes, dust and noise.  #Must possess a current and valid 
State issued driver's license with insurable Department of Motor vehicle 
record (parking violations, minor driving offenses excluded) as 
determined by Battelle Ecology Inc.'s insurance provider.  #Must have 
permanent authorization for US employment. Battelle Ecology, Inc. will 
not provide any kind of visa sponsorship.  Compensation: $12/hour.  To 
Apply: To see the full job description and to apply go to: 
http://www.neonscience.org.

RAPTOR COUNTER at Braddock Bay Raptor Research.   
Location: Rochester, NY.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 20 Jan 2017.  Description: 
Braddock Bay Raptor Research (BBRR) is seeking an experienced hawk 
counter to conduct the spring raptor count at Braddock Bay. An average 
of 50,000 raptors, including up to 17 species, are tallied each spring 
at this popular migration site located on the southern shore of Lake 
Ontario, near Rochester, NY. The hawk counter will conduct the watch 
each day, 7 days/week, with days off coming during inclement weather and 
upon request as needed. Hourly and daily counts are entered into the 
online HawkCount database of the Hawk Migration Association of North 
America (HMANA). A written report summarizing the count is required at 
the end of the season, and is published in the BBRR member newsletter 
and sent to HMANA for inclusion in the regional hawk watch summary in 
their journal, Hawk Migration Studies. Written weekly summaries will be 
encouraged for posting to local and social media. There are also 
opportunities for interpretive and educational programming at the watch 
and during public events.  Qualifications: At least 2 seasons of 
experience as a lead counter/observer at a comparable hawk watch site, 
with strong raptor identification skills (especially eastern species) 
and good non-raptor identification skills preferred. Applicants will 
need to be able to endure long days in the field, often in cold and 
windy conditions. Must have good people skills and demonstrate the 
ability to interact with visiting birders and the general public in a 
positive way. Compensation: A stipend of $2000/month and housing will be 
provided. Must have own transportation to the watch. Start and end date 
can be flexible.  To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and references (at 
least 3) by email (preferred) or regular mail to DAENA FORD, (EM: 
information AT bbrr.org), Braddock Bay Raptor Research, 185 Pond Road, 
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472.

KIRTLAND'S WARBLER TOUR GUIDE at Michigan Audubon. 
  Location: Grayling, MI. Duration: 8 
weeks, with a possible 6-8 week extention.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number 
of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2017.  Description: The 
Kirtland's Warbler Tour Guide will assist Michigan Audubon in leading 
the public Kirtland's Warbler tours from Hartwick Pines State Park 
located in Grayling, Michigan. The guide will be responsible for 
developing a high level of knowledge of all aspects of Kirtland's 
Warbler identification, biology, history and management, in preparation 
for leading the public tour. The guide is also responsible for leading 
the tour in all types of conditions, including biting insects and cold, 
windy weather. At times it may be necessary to wait up to 2-3 hours with 
participants to see a Kirtland's Warbler. Typically, about 98-99% of 
participants get a view of a Kirtland's Warbler, and the guide will be 
responsible for maintaining this level of excellence. The guide will be 
expected to represent Michigan Audubon and in a courteous, professional 
manner, and to answer questions regarding the organization to the best 
extent possible.  Qualifications: 1. Demonstrated expertise of 
Kirtland's Warbler management, biology, identification, and history, or 
willingness to obtain it. 2. Ability and willingness to represent 
Michigan Audubon in a professional, knowledgeable, and friendly manner. 
3. Ability to identify and train tour participants in identification of 
non-Kirtland's warbler species present in the jack pine community (e.g. 
Hermit Thrush, Lincoln's Sparrow, Yellow-rumped Warbler, etc.) 4. 
Ability to work as part of a team and accept guidance from a supervisor. 
5. Willingness to provide own transportation for use during the tours. 
6. Possession of current CPR/First Aid certification, or willingness to 
obtain it. 7. Ability to tolerate adverse weather (rain, snow, fog, 
cold) and adverse wildlife (mosquitoes, black flies). 8. Ability to lead 
groups of people over rough terrain under harsh conditions. 9. 
Willingness to perform other related duties in support of the entire 
Kirtland's Warbler project as assigned. 10. Ability to live in a remote 
area a great distance from a major metropolitan area. 11. Ability to 
drive a vehicle in sandy conditions. 12. Ability to communicate 
effectively with tour participants and supervisors.  Compensation: $2400 
for the contract period; lodging will be provided for the duration of 
employment For the first three weeks of the program the guide will work 
seven days a week. After that time the guide will work six days a week 
and will have one day off per week, which may or may not be on a 
weekend. The guide will be expected to work up to 40 hour weeks, with a 
potential need for additional hours if the situation presents itself. 
Mileage during work hours will be provided. This position has the 
possibility of limited extension through work at Hartwick Pines State 
Park.  To Apply: An e-mail containing a letter of interest and resume 
can be sent to: (EM: lcain AT michiganaudubon.org) Resumes will be 
reviewed when received. Position is open until filled.

VOLUNTEER FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS FOR BIRD STUDY IN CHINA at Beijing 
Forestry University.   Location: Henan Province, 
China.  Duration: 1-3 months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Number of Openings: 
2.  Description: Volunteer assistants are needed for a field study of 
the breeding biology and behavioral ecology 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, 2017. Volunteers are expected to assist in monitoring the 
color-banded populations, starting from 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 work 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 get used to Chinese diet, have strong 
interests in birds and animal behaviors, physically fit, and be willing 
to work for long and irregular time in the field, and share rooms with 
other crew members.  To Apply: Please contact JIANQIANG LI (EM: luckytit 
AT 163.com). When applying, please include a cover letter, a resume, the 
dates you will be available for the project, and 2+ recommendation 
letters (it would be greatly appreciated if the recommendation letters 
are directly sent by references to the above email address).

WILLOW FLYCATCHER AND YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO STUDIES at Bureau of 
Reclamation.  
Location: Socorro, NM.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number 
of Openings: 18.  Application Deadline: 13 Jan 2017. Description: 
Seasonal technicians are needed to assist with various aspects of 
long-term monitoring studies for two species of Federally-listed avian 
species – Southwestern Willow Flycatcher and Yellow-billed Cuckoo. Work 
is conducted within the floodplain of the Rio Grande in central New 
Mexico. Positions are available in Socorro and Truth or Consequences, 
New Mexico and both crew lead and crew member positions will be filled. 
Work will be performed between mid-May and mid-August on studies 
including: presence/absence surveys, nest monitoring, radio telemetry, 
and habitat data collection. Positions will be filled via the Pathways 
Program (students) or as traditional temporary employees at the GS-03 to 
GS-05 levels. Pay is commensurate with responsibility and experience. To 
apply, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/460704300 
(Pathways Program) or 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/460780200 (Temps).  
Qualifications: Qualifying experience must have been related to the work 
of the position for which application is made. GS-03 applicants must 
have 6 months of general experience as described below. GS-04 applicants 
must have 6 months of specialized experience and 6 months of general 
experience as described below. GS-05 applicants must meet 1 year of 
specialized experience as described below. OR SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION 
FOR EXPERIENCE For GS-3: Successful completion of l year of study that 
included at least 6 semester hours in any combination of scientific or 
technical courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, 
animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics. For 
GS-4: Successful completion of 2 years of study that included at least 
12 semester hours in any combination of scientific or technical courses 
such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, 
botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics. At least 6 semester hours 
of courses must be directly related to the position to be filled. For 
GS-5: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to 
a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in 
any combination of courses such as those shown above for GS-3. At least 
6 semester hours of courses must have been directly related to the 
position to be filled. Applicants must have a valid driver's license. TO 
qualify for the Pathways Program, employees must be enrolled at least 
half-time at a qualifying institution for the spring 2017 term and 
planning to return to school in the fall. For additional details, see 
USAJobs. Compensation: $12.33 to $15.49 per hour.  To apply, please 
visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/460704300 (Pathways 
Program) or https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/460780200 (Temps).

SALT MARSH SONGBIRD TECHNICIAN at Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation 
Commission.  Location: northeast Florida (north of Jacksonville).  
Duration: 4/10/17 to 8/31/17.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 
1.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2017. Description: SALT MARSH SONGBIRD 
TECHNICIAN needed (April 10-August 31, 2017) to assist with Seaside 
Sparrow and Marsh Wren project in Northeast Florida. Technician will be 
seasonal employee with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation 
Commission. Technician will be part of a 2 person team that will conduct 
nest searching/monitoring, radio-tracking of wren fledglings, habitat 
sampling, and data entry. Position requires some travel between field 
sites and occasional visits to the main office in Gainesville, FL. Pay 
is ~$2240/month (pre-tax), no benefits. Very nice shared housing is 
provided.  Qualifications: Applicants must have previous field 
experience and a bachelor's degree in wildlife, environmental science or 
related field. Applicant should also be able to identify songbirds by 
sight and sound. Experience with nest searching and/or radio-tracking 
highly preferred. Experience with motor boats and trailers highly 
preferred. Must be detail-oriented and careful with data collection. 
Must be able to cope with long days in the sun and adverse weather 
conditions, be able to swim and have good driving record.  Compensation: 
~$2240/month and housing.  To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, 
and 3 references to AMY SCHWARZER (EM: Amy.Schwarzer AT myfwc.com). 
Applications reviewed as received.

VOLUNTEER FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANT at USFWS Kodiak Refuge. 
 
Location: Kodiak, AK.  Duration: May 8-September.  Job Type: Intern.  
Number of Openings: 2.  Application Deadline: 20 Jan 2017. Description: 
Two volunteers are needed to assist with the bird monitoring and 
inventory program on Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Successful 
candidates will spend the first two weeks in orientation and safety 
training. During the following 15 weeks, volunteers will have the 
opportunity to work on a variety of projects including at-sea surveys of 
marine birds, Arctic and Aleutian Tern colony monitoring, and mist 
netting and banding landbirds. Monitoring tasks will include: recording 
observations of birds at sea from a small skiff; monitoring tern nests 
using digital game cameras; and mist netting and banding landbirds. Much 
of the field work is conducted from the 48-foot refuge research vessel, 
the Ursa Major II. Other tasks include data entry and editing, including 
some work with ArcGIS.  Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have 
experience in conducting bird surveys, identifying marine birds, 
operating small skiffs, and have some data/GIS skills. Must be a U.S. 
resident and over 18 years of age. Applicants must be able to arrive on 
Kodiak Island by May 8th.  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. Volunteers will be reimbursed for food costs up to $150 per 
week while in the town of Kodiak. Mandatory training in bear awareness, 
watercraft operation, and aviation safety will be provided.  To apply, 
please email a single document with a cover letter addressing the above 
criteria, your resume, and email contacts for 3 references to 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 20th. Applicants will be notified about decisions by 
end of February, 2017.

BIRD MONITORING BIOLOGISTS at Point Blue Conservation Science. 
  Location: Sierra Nevada and Southern 
Cascades, CA.  Duration: 24 April through 4 August, 2017 (start and end 
date may be flexible, depending on experience).  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2017.  Description: Up to 6 bird and 
vegetation survey technician positions and 1-2 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 management and restoration in the Sierra 
Nevada and Southern Cascades. Field work covers a vast profile of 
elevations in coniferous forest, aspen, oak, meadow, and chaparral 
habitats. Primary duties include, but are not limited to: Conducting 
multiple-species avian point counts, vegetation and habitat 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 will assist with banding and extracting 
birds at two MAPS stations.  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 with dense 
shrub cover. Crew leader candidates need previous supervisory 
experience. 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 5-6 
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 5-6 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 3 years. Work vehicles are provided.  
Compensation: For technicians, total compensation is approximately 
$3100/month, which includes an hourly wage and overtime pay according 
California State law. Crew leaders will be hired as salaried employees 
at a rate of $3,466/month.  To Apply: Send a single document (PDF 
preferred, or Word Doc) including a cover letter describing previous 
multiple species point count experience and interest in this position, 
specific dates of availability, a resume, and contact information for 
three references to ALISSA FOGG (EM: afogg AT pointblue DOT org). In the 
subject line type: Sierra Bird Crew 2017. Only those qualified 
applicants who we desire to interview will be contacted starting January 
1. 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.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS (3) at University of Missouri.  Location: 
Farmington, Missouri.  Duration: 3-4 months.  Job Type: Temporary. 
Number of Openings: 3.  Application Deadline: 10 Feb 2017. Description: 
AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS (3) needed to assist with research examining the 
effects of lead (Pb) exposure on breeding birds in Southeastern 
Missouri. This project is a collaboration between 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 
April 1-July 30, 2017. We need one technician to start April 1 while the 
other two positions can start as late as May 15 (these two start dates 
are flexibleΓÇötechnicians may be able to start as early as April). 
Primary duties are 1) nest searching and monitoring for focal species 
(Field Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Northern Cardinal, Indigo Bunting, 
Red-winged Blackbird, and Mourning Dove); 2) targeted mist-netting at 
nests to band adults and obtain morphometric data and blood; 3) 
obtaining blood 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/bleeding 
experience is also preferred, but training will be provided. Applicants 
must be able to tolerate early mornings, long commutes, ticks, gnats, 
mosquitos, 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. 
10 but applications will be reviewed as received. Please indicate your 
desired start date.

POST DOCTORAL SCHOLAR at Oregon State Univ and UC Davis.  Location: 
Davis, CA.  Duration: 2 year.  Job Type: Post-doc.  Number of Openings: 
1.  Application Deadline: 20 Jan 2017.  Description: Post-doctoral 
Scholar Position: An Integrated Assessment of Drought Impacts on 
Migratory Waterbirds in Key Conservation Regions of the Western US. A 
Post-doctoral research scholar appointment at the Department of 
Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University is now open for 
applications. This is a joint position with the Department of Wildlife, 
Fish, and Conservation Biology, University California Davis. The 
successful candidate will be a post-doctoral scholar for the Department 
of Fisheries and Wildlife at OSU, but the duty location will primarily 
be at UC Davis, in Davis California. The successful applicant will fill 
a key position in a project to study the effects of drought on migratory 
waterfowl using California's Central Valley and the southern Oregon and 
northeast California (SONEC) region of the Intermountain West as a model 
system. Wetlands and agricultural habitats in the Central Valley of 
California and SONEC are the two most significant regions supporting 
migratory wetland birds in the western US, providing spring and fall 
migration staging habitats for the millions of waterfowl and other 
migratory waterbirds. These two regions are linked by their common 
migratory bird resource and similar threats to long term system 
persistence and function, most notably drought and availability of 
water. The most pressing conservation issues involve climate change and 
ongoing conflicts about water allocation in these regions, which will 
likely exacerbate threats created by climate change. While habitat 
planning is ongoing in both the CV and SONEC region, explicit scenario 
planning related to the potential impacts of drought on either system is 
lacking. Moreover, the planning that has occurred considers these 
regions in isolation. However, as many birds use both regions each year, 
an accurate understanding of drought impacts and implications requires 
combined planning. The applicant will help to use scenario planning to 
evaluate the consequences of drought on wetland-dependent birds and to 
closely integrate planning in the CV and SONEC regions. Project 
objectives include development/refinement of an agent based bioenergetic 
model to evaluate the impact of alternative plausible habitat scenarios 
that link climate related habitat conditions in both regions to bird 
performance and creating an integrated decision support tools that will 
help communicate our results to land use planners. Mentorship and 
supervision will be provided by Dr. Bruce Dugger at OSU and Dr. John 
Eadie at UC Davis. Appointment: The appointment will be intended for a 
term of 2 years. Salary is $50,000, commensurate with qualifications of 
the successful applicants. Health insurance is provided. Qualifications: 
The successful applicant should have knowledge and interest in agent 
based modeling with the preferred candidate also having knowledge of 
climate change, waterfowl and wetland ecology. A working knowledge or 
willingness to quickly learn Java is highly desirable. The position will 
primarily involve model development, data analysis and scientific 
publication writing for peer-reviewed journals with limited field 
research. The position will also involve meetings and joint planning 
sessions with public and private stakeholders and strong interpersonal 
skills and public speaking abilities would be beneficial. The successful 
applicant will be expected to travel periodically but regularly between 
OSU and UC Davis. Applicants must have completed all the requirements 
for their doctoral program (PhD or equivalent), with demonstrated 
research accomplishments. Excellent command of the English language, 
quantitative analytical skills, and excellent written and verbal 
communication skills are required.  Compensation: $50,000/yr plus 
health.  To Apply: The application deadline is Jan 20th, but we will 
review applications as they are received and make a decision before the 
deadline if a suitable candidate is found. A complete application should 
include a cover letter, CV that includes the names and contact 
information for three references, and copies of any publications. We 
look forward to discussing this position with interested candidates, and 
you are welcome to contact us as follows: BRUCE DUGGER - Dept. of Fish 
and Wildlife, Oregon State University, (EM: bruce.dugger AT 
oregonstate.edu, PH: 541-737-2465) JOHN EADIE – Dept. of Fish, Wildlife, 
and Conservation Biology, UC Davis (EM: jmeadie AT ucdavis.edu, PH: 
530-754-0145).

SPOTTED OWL WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN at University of Wisconsin - Madison. 

 

Location: Georgetown, California.  Duration: up to 20 weeks.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 8.  Application Deadline: 03 Feb 2017.  
Description: Eight 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. Two positions begin April 3, 
2017 and the remaining positions will begin in early May. All positions 
will last until August 18, 2017. The pay rate is $14.179 per hour. 
Wildlife technicians will conduct surveys for California spotted and 
barred owls, re-sight color bands, assess owl reproductive status, 
locate nest trees, assist in banding owls, locate owls using telemetry 
equipment, conduct vegetation surveys, and care for all equipment and 
vehicles. 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 are 
irregular, as owls are nocturnal but follow-up visits will often be 
conducted during daytime hours. 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: Applicants must be physically fit (i.e., able to walk 
long distances in steep terrain), take detailed field notes, be able to 
work alone and off-trail at night, be confident navigating unfamiliar 
terrain with a map, compass and GPS, have excellent hearing, be able to 
identify the colors of bird bands, and be able to operate 4-wheel-drive 
vehicles. A nearly spotless driving record is required. Field crews must 
work and live cooperatively. Applicants with a B.S. in wildlife, 
biology, or related fields and/or having related experience are 
preferred.  Compensation: $14.179 per hour.  To Apply: The application 
deadline is 03 Feb., 2017. 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).

WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN I (AVIAN) at NC Wildlife Resources Commission. 
  Location: Wilmington, NC. Duration: 11 
months (w/possible extension).  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 
1.  Application Deadline: 05 Jan 2017. Description: We are currently 
accepting applications for a wildlife technician who will assist with 
several avian monitoring and research projects in various habitats 
throughout the Coastal Plain region of NC using techniques such as point 
count/line transect surveys, mist-netting, bird banding, and vegetation 
assessments. Examples of projects include: marsh bird surveys (Seaside 
and Saltmarsh Sparrows), Red-cockaded Woodpecker nest cavity checks, 
Henslow's sparrow census, and Loggerhead Shrike trapping. One 
anticipated and primary responsibility will be assisting with the 
initial deployment of the SHARP program 
(http://www.tidalmarshbirds.org/) in coastal NC, which will consist of 
identifying potential sites, coordinating logistics, conducting surveys, 
and compiling count and habitat data into various databases. As needed, 
technician will provide assistance with equipment maintenance and 
miscellaneous administrative duties. The technician will be expected to 
secure their own housing near Wilmington, NC. Travel to various field 
locations with overnight travel will be necessary, especially during the 
summer. A vehicle and all necessary equipment will be provided.  
Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in Wildlife Biology or related 
field, and experience identifying eastern birds by sight and voice, 
navigating with a GPS unit, operating a boat/canoe/kayak, and a solid 
familiarity with Microsoft Office and ArcMap products. This position 
requires an individual that is well-organized and can work independently 
in remote field locations, which may include hot, humid weather and 
biting insects.  Compensation: Pay will be $593.20/week, not including 
per diem, and the NCWRC will deduct taxes. This is an 11-month position 
with the possibility of extending into another term after a 1 month 
separation. Work weeks typically average 40 hours Monday-Friday; 
however, applicant should expect this to vary with some long days to 
complete assignments on time. Additional information about health 
insurance for temporary employees can be found at: 
https://shp.nctreasurer.com/ActiveEmployees/hdhp/benefits/Pages/default.aspx. 
To Apply: Combine cover letter (highlighting relevant experience), 
resume, and 3 references into *one* document (.doc, .docx, or .pdf) 
titled "Lastname_2017_applicant" and email to (EM: john.carpenter AT 
ncwildlife.org). Feel free to call (PH: 910-742-7231) or email with any 
questions.

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS - SOUTHERN GREAT PLAINS at Bird Conservancy of 
the Rockies.    Location: Texas, New 
Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska.  Duration: About 10 weeks.  Job 
Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 7.  Application Deadline: 08 Jan 
2017.  Description: Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking 
experienced field biologists to conduct point counts across the Southern 
Great Plains, from northern Texas and eastern New Mexico up to the 
Nebraska panhandle for the Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation 
Regions (IMBCR) program. For additional information about IMBCR, please 
visit 
http://www.birdconservancy.org/what-we-do/science/monitoring/imbcr-program/. 
The position will begin on April 18 and continue through late June with 
the possibility for continued employment entering and proofing data. 
Surveys are located on both public and private lands in a mix of 
grassland and shrub habitats including short- and mixed-grass prairie, 
mesquite bosques, and riparian systems with the opportunity to observe 
an impressive variety of species as you move across the study area, 
including Painted Bunting, Cactus Wren, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, 
Burrowing Owl, Mississippi Kite, Scaled Quail, Golden-fronted 
Woodpecker, and Lesser Prairie-Chicken. 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 is typically 10 days on and 4 
days off. Technicians must be able to identify all bird species found 
across the Southern Great Plains by sight and sound upon completion of 
training. Primitive camping, often without phone service or facilities 
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 independently. 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 off-trail. Applicants with 
personal 4WD vehicles are encouraged to apply; however, Bird Conservancy 
will rent vehicles for qualified applicants that do not possess 4WD 
vehicles if they are at least 21 years of age and pass a motor vehicle 
background check. Compensation: Hourly wages will range from $13.25 - 
$15.50, depending upon experience. Employees can expect 80 hours of work 
per week with the possibility of some overtime. In addition to the 
hourly wage, reimbursement for project-related travel, some recreational 
travel, and approximately $100 per week in camping and lodging 
reimbursements will be provided.  To Apply: Email a cover letter 
detailing your bird identification knowledge/ability/experience, resume, 
and three references as a single document (PDF or Word) to BRITTANY 
WOIDERSKI (EM: brittany.woiderski AT birdconservancy.org). I will begin 
reviewing applications on January 9th and positions will be filled as 
suitable applicants are found.

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS - NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS at Bird Conservancy of 
the Rockies.    Location: Nebraska and 
western Dakotas.  Duration: 2 or 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number 
of Openings: 6.  Application Deadline: 01 Mar 2017.  Description: Bird 
Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking experienced field biologists to 
conduct point counts in the Northern Great Plains. The crew will 
continue our ongoing survey effort in Nebraska, the Black Hills of South 
Dakota, and southwestern North Dakota. For additional information about 
the program, please visit 
http://www.birdconservancy.org/what-we-do/science/monitoring/imbcr-program/. 
The position will begin on or around May 15th and continue through early 
July with the possibility for employment entering and proofing data 
after the season. 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 a variety of species as 
you move across the expansive study area, including Upland Sandpiper, 
Prairie Falcon, Chestnut-collared Longspur, Burrowing Owl, Greater 
Prairie-Chicken and Marbled Godwit. 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 
Northern 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: Hourly wages will range from $13.25 - $15.50, depending 
upon experience. Employees can expect 40 hours of work per week with the 
possibility of some overtime. In addition to the hourly wage, 
reimbursement for project-related travel, some recreational travel, and 
approximately $100 per week in camping and lodging reimbursements will 
be provided.  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 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 POINT-COUNT TECHNICIAN at Intermountain Bird Observatory/ Boise 
State University.   Location: 
Montana.  Duration: 2.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 
7.  Application Deadline: 01 Feb 2017. Description: AVIAN POINT-COUNT 
TECHNICIANS (7) needed for a study of breeding landbirds in the 
mountains, forests, grasslands, badlands, wetlands, riparian habitats 
and sagebrush steppes of Montana (mid-May – mid-July) with the 
Intermountain Bird Observatory at Boise State University. Duties consist 
of standardized point count surveys, vegetation surveys and data entry 
using Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) 
protocol. Technicians will travel across diverse habitats identifying 
hundreds of bird species.  Qualifications include: 1) the ability to 
identify 200+ species of Western birds by sight and primarily by sound 
2) ability to work independently (alone ≥90% of the time) for the 
duration of the field season 3) strong physical/mental endurance to 
complete 1 survey per day per 10-day hitch 4) ability to navigate 
off-trail in remote, densely-vegetated, steep and rugged landscapes 
using topographical maps and GPS units 5) willingness to work in 
landscapes occupied by apex predators (bears, mountain lions and 
rattlesnakes) 6) and careful and accurate data 
collection/entry/management. Multi-day, solo backpacking trips may be 
required. Technicians must provide their own backpacking/camping gear. 
Each applicant must possess strong interpersonal skills in order to 
communicate and work effectively with private landowners, fellow 
technicians and the program manager.  Compensation: This is a fulltime 
position for the duration of the project (May-July). Hourly pay rate is 
$12-$14+/hr DOE (PLUS a per Diem which amounts to an additional $1,000 
over the season). Surveying requires EXTENSIVE DRIVING between sites on 
both paved and dirt roads. Technicians 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 IBO can provide a 
rental SUV.  To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and at least 
three references (in ONE Document) via e-mail to CHRISTIAN MENY (EM: 
christianmeny AT boisestate.edu). Please put "2016 MT IMBCR Applicant- 
(w/ Name)" in the subject line. Positions will be filled as soon as 
suitable applicants are found.

OYSTERCATCHER FIELD ASSISTANT at University of Florida.  Location: 
Crystal River, FL.  Duration: April through August.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 27 Jan 2017.  
Description: One field assistant needed starting April 1st through 
August 2017 to assist University of Florida graduate student research on 
breeding oystercatchers on the west coast of Florida between Crystal 
River and Cedar key. Field responsibilities will include setting up and 
maintaining camera traps, locating and identifying shorebird nests, 
capturing and banding both chick and adult oystercatchers, re-sighting 
banded birds, and habitat assessment surveys. This work will include 
long hours in hot, humid, and buggy conditions and may be physically 
demanding at times. Field sites are located on small islands and will be 
accessed via boat. Non-field work duties will include data 
entry/database management, gear maintenance, and analysis of camera trap 
photos. Qualifications: This position requires close attention to 
detail, excellent organization skills and the ability to work well both 
independently and as part of a team. Ideal candidates will have a 
Bachelor's degree, experience operating boats and trailers, as well as 
handling and banding birds. Additional skills include GPS navigation, 
band re-sighting, shorebird ID, and ability to maintain a positive 
attitude despite often monotonous activities. Compensation: $2300/month 
plus housing provided.  To apply: please submit in a single document, 
cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three 
references to NICK VITALE (EM: nevitale AT ufl.edu).

SEASONAL SHOREBIRD/WATERBIRD TECHNICIAN at The Nature Conservancy. 
  Location: Eastern Shore of Virginia.  
Duration: 18-20 weeks.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: 1.  
Application Deadline: 22 Jan 2017.  Description: The Seasonal 
Shorebird/Waterbird Field Technician 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. 
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. 
– 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 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.

COASTAL WATERBIRD ASSISTANT FIELD COORDINATOR at Mass Audubon Coastal 
Waterbird Program.   Location: 
Massachusetts (Multiple Locations).  Duration: early-March through 
late-August.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1. Application 
Deadline: 01 Mar 2017.  Description: Mass Audubon is seeking to fill a 
seasonal Assistant Field Coordinator position to conduct research, 
monitoring, management, and protection of coastal birds and other 
natural resources, and to train and supervise staff and volunteers in 
these activities. For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/cwp 
This is a full-time position beginning early-March through late-August 
based out of the Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable (covering 
field sites on Cape Cod and Nantucket). Responsibilities include: * 
Reports to the Coastal Waterbird Program Field Coordinator * Coordinate 
and support Coastal Waterbird Program field crews (approximately 4 
crews) of field assistants and volunteers to meet research, wildlife 
management and education objectives of the program. * Serve as Crew 
Leader for Yarmouth 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 objectives of the Coastal Waterbird Program including 
protocols for predator and vegetation management; train and supervise 
staff to accomplish education objectives including to land owners and 
managers, community groups, and the public. * Accomplish the wildlife 
management and education objectives of the Coastal Waterbird Program; * 
Assist with sanctuary-based Coastal Waterbird Program staff as needed; * 
Establish and cultivate relationships with public and private 
landowners, and with beach managers on regional beaches; educate 
beachgoers about coastal wildlife protection on a daily basis. * 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. * Other tasks 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, or equivalent 
experience, as well as 12 months previous supervisory experience; * Six 
to 12 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; * Familiarity with Microsoft Office 
Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point) * Excellent communication 
skills both verbally and in writing * Small boat-handling experience 
preferred; * 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 $13.50-$15.00/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, 2017.

COASTAL WATERBIRD FIELD INTERN/TRAINEE at Mass Audubon Coastal Waterbird 
Program.   Location: Massachusetts 
(Multiple Locations).  Duration: start: March-mid May end: mid-August.  
Job Type: Intern.  Number of Openings: Multiple.  Application Deadline: 
01 Mar 2017. Description: Multiple positions based at: * Long Pasture 
Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable MA (covering field sites in Nantucket, 
Cape Cod, Boston, and North Shore), * 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. For more 
information: 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). Compensation: 
This is an unpaid internship. Housing may be available for $25-35/wk.; 
field travel reimbursement will be provided. For more information, visit 
www.massaudubon.org/cwp.  To Apply: Commitment: A minimum of 10 weeks 
(including most weekends and the 4th of July holiday), beginning no 
later than mid-May 2017. Trainees should expect to commit to a maximum 
of 35 hours per week. 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, 2017.

COASTAL WATERBIRD FIELD ASSISTANT I at Mass Audubon Coastal Waterbird 
Program.   Location: Massachusetts 
(Multiple Locations).  Duration: start: April-May end: mid-August.  Job 
Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: Multiple.  Application Deadline: 01 
Mar 2017.  Description: Multiple positions based at: * Long Pasture 
Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable MA (covering field sites in Nantucket, 
Cape Cod, Boston, and North Shore), * 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, and protection of coastal 
birds and other natural resources. For more information, visit 
www.massaudubon.org/cwp Full-time and part-time positions available 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 protection and education objectives of the Coastal Waterbird 
Program; * Assist with sanctuary-based coastal waterbird work throughout 
the region; * Assist in abundance, productivity and behavioral data 
entry in to online databases; 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. * Other tasks as directed.  
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). 
Compensation: Benefits: Rate of payment is $11.00-$12.00/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, 2017.

COASTAL WATERBIRD FIELD ASSISTANT II at Mass Audubon Coastal Waterbird 
Program.   Location: Massachusetts 
(Multiple Locations).  Duration: April to mid-August.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 01 Mar 2017.  Description: Multiple 
positions based at: * Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable MA 
(covering field sites in Nantucket, Cape Cod, Boston, and North Shore), 
* 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 II positions to conduct 
research, monitoring, management, and protection of coastal birds and 
other natural resources. For more information, visit 
www.massaudubon.org/cwp Full-time and part-time positions are available 
from April to 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 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. * Other tasks 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).  Compensation: 
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: (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, 2017.

COASTAL WATERBIRD FIELD ASSISTANT III at Mass Audubon Coastal Waterbird 
Program.   Location: Massachusetts 
(Multiple Locations).  Duration: mid-March to late-April.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 01 Mar 2017.  Description: Multiple 
positions based at: * Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable MA 
(covering field sites in Nantucket, Cape Cod, Boston, and North Shore), 
* Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, Dartmouth MA (covering field sites 
Westport to Dartmouth), * 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 Full-time and part-time 
positions are available 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; * Interact with 
beachgoers to provide information regarding regulations and beach 
ecology. Development and delivery of formal and informal coastal 
waterbird education programs and outreach to beachgoers, community 
groups, partners, schools, and others may be required depending on 
location. * Supervise and conduct research on special projects as 
directed. * Other tasks 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, or equivalent 
experience * Three to six months previous supervisory experience; 
demonstrated ability to set expectations, give feedback, and manage 
schedules for staff of varying experience levels preferred. * 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: Rate of payment is $12.00-$14.00/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, 2017.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. 
  Location: Wyoming (statewide) and 
eastern Idaho.  Duration: 10 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of 
Openings: 7.  Application Deadline: 27 Feb 2017.  Description: The Bird 
Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking experienced field biologists to 
conduct point counts throughout the state of Wyoming and in eastern 
Idaho. The position will run from approximately May 15th thru mid-July. 
Successful candidates must be able to attend a week-long, mandatory, 
paid training beginning on or around May 15th. Surveys are located on 
both public and private lands including within scenic areas such as the 
Red Desert, Shoshone and Bridger-Teton National Forests, Devil's Tower 
National Monument, as well as Grand Teton and Yellowstone National 
Parks. Upon the successful completion of training, technicians will work 
both independently (approximately ┬╛ of the season) and with a partner 
(approximately ┬╝ 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: Hourly wages will range from $13.25 - $15.50, 
depending upon experience. Employees can expect 80 hours of work per 
week with the possibility of some overtime. In addition to the hourly 
wage, reimbursement for project-related travel, some recreational 
travel, and approximately $100 per week in camping and lodging 
reimbursements will be provided.  To apply, please email a cover letter 
which describes your bird identification knowledge/ability/experience in 
detail, a resume, and three references as a single document to: NICK 
VANLANEN (EM: nick.vanlanen AT birdconservancy.org). I will begin 
reviewing applications on or around January 11th and positions will be 
filled as suitable applicants are found.

MARBLED MURRELET RESEARCH ASSISTANTS (16) at Oregon State University. 
 Location: Oregon 
Coast.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 
16.  Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2017. Description: Marbled Murrelet 
Research Assistants (16) are needed from 27 March – mid-August 2017 
(start and end dates may be flexible) for a large-scale, collaborative 
investigation of breeding ecology on the federally threatened Marbled 
Murrelet in Oregon being led by Jim Rivers 
(http://people.forestry.oregonstate.edu/jim-rivers/), Kim Nelson, Matt 
Betts, and Dan Roby at Oregon State University. Fieldwork will take 
place in the rugged Coast Range Mountains and will require working long 
days in challenging field conditions, occasional hiking in the dark 
(sometimes over long distances), enduring inclement weather, and 
navigating through extremely difficult forest terrain. Housing and food 
will be provided. There is potential for one or more of these positions 
to lead to a master's student project. Two crew leaders, two aerial 
telemetry technicians, and eleven general field technicians are needed 
for a project consisting of the following elements: Element 1: A Marbled 
Murrelet demography study that includes: (1) tracking of murrelets using 
ground and aerial radio-telemetry along with automated telemetry 
stations to locate nesting areas and document space use and habitat 
selection, (2) conducting dawn surveys to pinpoint nest locations, (3) 
monitoring murrelet nests using remote camera systems to investigate 
breeding success, and (4) testing new technologies to aid in murrelet 
nest discovery. Element 2: A Marbled Murrelet conspecific attraction 
study that includes: (1) using song meters and vocalization playback to 
test the efficacy of attracting murrelets to suitable but unoccupied 
habitat, (2) conducting dawn surveys to confirm murrelet occupancy.  
Qualifications: Applicants should have a B.S. degree in wildlife biology 
or a related field and a minimum of 2 years of field experience (2 
summer jobs = 2 years of experience). Preference will be given to 
candidates with prior Marbled Murrelet, radio-telemetry, and song 
meter/vocalization playback research experience, along with extensive 
field experience and experience in the forests of the Pacific Northwest. 
In addition, successful applicants will be self-motivated, have a strong 
work ethic, be in top physical condition, be able to work harmoniously 
in a group living situation, have a clean driving record and a valid 
driver's license, be able to maintain a positive disposition under 
challenging field conditions, and a proven track record of working in a 
safe, efficient, and cooperative manner in a team setting. Compensation: 
Salaries are $12-18/hour based on prior experience. Housing and food are 
provided. Crew teams will be stationed in field houses on the Oregon 
Coast between Lincoln City and Yachats. Crew members will be assigned to 
teams based on prior experience but all teams will work in close 
coordination with one another throughout the season.  To apply: 
Applicants should create a single PDF or MS-Word file that contains (1) 
a cover letter indicating which position you are applying for 
specifically addressing your qualifications as they relate to the duties 
and qualifications described in the position description; (2) a 
full-length resume or CV; and (3) the names and contact information 
(email, telephone, and mail) of three references who may be contacted; 
this document should be emailed to LINDSAY ADREAN (EM: osumamujobs AT 
gmail.com) with "MAMU Research Assistant Application 2017" in the 
subject line. Questions may be addressed to the same email. Positions 
will be filled on a rolling basis.

SOUTHWESTERN WILLOW FLYCATCHER FIELD TECHNICIANS at SWCA Environmental 
Consultants. 

https://careers-swca.icims.com/jobs/9851/southwestern-willow-flycatcher-field-technicians/job 

Location: Flagstaff, Arizona, United States, 86001.  Duration: Start 
date for all positions is early May 2017 and is non-negotiable; end 
dates range from late July to mid-August 2017.  Job Type: Temporary.  
Number of Openings: 9.  Description: SWCA Environmental Consultants is 
seeking Field Technicians to support the Flagstaff, Arizona office's 
Southwestern Willow Flycatcher studies in southern Nevada and along the 
lower Colorado River between Lake Mead and Yuma, Arizona. These are 
temporary, hourly positions. Start date for all positions is early May 
2017 and is non-negotiable; end dates range from late July to mid-August 
2017. 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. 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. SWCA Environmental Consultants is 
a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of 
environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is 
one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among 
Engineering News-Record's Top 200 Environmental Firms.  Qualifications:  
A minimum of one (1) field season of avian research Banders: extensive 
prior experience mist netting and banding passerine birds (250+ 
individuals) 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 Preferred Skills and Experience: Experience 
with willow flycatchers, nest monitoring of open-cup passerines, and 
identification of southwestern U.S. riparian birds Banders: independent 
extraction and processing of 500+ passerines; experience banding 
endangered species and target netting Experience using ATVs and towing a 
trailer.  Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/qrvmk9hzj4  If you 
would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or 
need assistance completing the online application process due to a 
disability, please email (EM: accommodations AT swca.com) or call (PH: 
800-828-8517). This contact information is for disability accommodation 
requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response. EOE - 
women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are 
encouraged to apply.

RIPARIAN SONGBIRD SURVEY TECHNICIAN at Southern Sierra Research 
Station.    Location: Weldon, 
CA.  Duration: 5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1.  
Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2017.  Description: The Southern Sierra 
Research Station (SSRS) is looking for one seasonal full-time field 
technician in Weldon, California. Primary duties will involve work on a 
riparian restoration project on the South Fork Kern River, Kern County, 
CA, which is located in the foothills of the southern Sierra Nevada. The 
technician will conduct avian surveys and monitor other songbirds to 
assess response to restoration efforts. This work includes avian point 
counts, spot mapping, single species surveys (Willow Flycatcher and 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo), and vegetation sampling. Data entry and proofing 
will also be a main job duty. As this is an ongoing restoration project, 
the technician may also assist in restoration work such as watering of 
native vegetation and removal of weeds and non-native vegetation. The 
applicant is expected to work well as a team member, and independently, 
to accomplish project tasks on schedule. The technician will also have 
opportunities to work on other projects and will be expected to take on 
responsibilities that are not directly related to the main research 
project including brown-headed cowbird trap checking, Flammulated Owl 
nest box checking, and assistance on a MAPS station.  Qualifications 
needed include experience identifying western birds by sight and sound, 
familiarity with western flora, a valid driver's license, and attention 
to detail is a must. Training for all survey protocols will be provided, 
but prior bird identification skills required. Applicants must be in 
good physical condition, as long hours in the field will be required in 
sometimes difficult terrain.  Compensation: The positions will last from 
mid-May to late-August. Start and end dates are somewhat flexible. 
Housing and work vehicles are provided and salaries are 
$1,900-$2,100/month for Assistants, according to experience.  To Apply: 
Applicants should email a single file (word or pdf) which includes 1) a 
cover letter stating their interest in the position and dates of 
availability, 2) a resume, and 3) names and contact information (email 
and phone) of three references to: JENNA STANEK at the following email 
address: (EM: jobs.ssrs AT gmail.com). Please include your name in the 
file name of your attachment (e.g. Darwin_C_application.doc). The 
Southern Sierra Research Station (www.southernsierraresearch.org) is an 
Equal Opportunity Employer.

SOUTHWESTERN WILLOW FLYCATCHER FIELD ASSISTANTS at Southern Sierra 
Research Station.   Location: 
Weldon, CA.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 3.  Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2017. Description: hers 
(WIFL) along the South Fork of the Kern River in southern California. 
The study aims to understand factors affecting population dynamics and 
breeding success of this endangered subspecies. We also anticipate 
opportunities for field assistants to assist in Kern Yellow-billed 
Cuckoo research. The study site is situated in the foothills of the 
southern Sierra Nevada. Assistants will participate in WIFL population 
surveys, nest searching, target netting, resighting color-banded birds, 
cowbird trapping, vegetation sampling, and data entry and proofing. 
Probable cuckoo work involves conducting cuckoo surveys, assisting in 
banding, and nest searching. The field assistants will also have 
opportunities to work on other projects and will be expected to take on 
responsibilities that are not directly related to the main research 
project. Some of these activities may include Flammulated Owl nest box 
checking, riparian restoration work (removal of weeds and non-native 
vegetation), and assistance on a MAPS station.  Qualifications include a 
Bachelor's degree in biology or a related discipline and a valid 
driver's license. Preferred skills include experience in bird monitoring 
and/or identification of southwestern U.S. riparian birds, however, 
enthusiasm for fieldwork, persistence, and ability to deal with hard 
field conditions (extreme heat, rough, uneven terrain) are more 
important than past experience or specific knowledge. All applicants 
must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Compensation: 
The positions will last from mid-May to late-August. Start and end dates 
are somewhat flexible. Housing and work vehicles are provided and 
salaries are $1,500-$1,800/month for Assistants, according to 
experience.  To Apply: Applicants should email a single file (word or 
pdf) which includes 1) cover letter stating their interest in the 
position, dates of availability, 2) a resume, and 3) names and contact 
information (email and phone) of three references to: MARY WHITFIELD at 
the following email address: (EM: jobs.ssrs AT gmail.com). Please 
include your name in the file name of your attachment (e.g. 
Darwin_C_application.doc). The Southern Sierra Research Station 
(www.southernsierraresearch.org) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

GRAD ASSISTANT at University of Nebraska Kearney. 
 
Location: Kearney, NE.  Duration: 2 year.  Job Type: Student. Number of 
Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017. Description: The 
Conservation and Sustainability Lab at University of Nebraska Kearney is 
seeking a Masters student interested in raptor community dynamics and 
the impacts agriculture imparts to community behavior which will include 
natural and/or managed systems in the Northwest and Midwest, USA.  
Qualifications: Prospective students should have: a degree in 
environmental science, ecology, biology or related discipline and 
experience in ecology and/or GIS, either through courses or work. 
Applicants must have excellent English writing and verbal communication 
skills, as well as the ability to work with and lead a research team, 
are essential. A minimum GRE score of 290 and 3.0 undergraduate GPA 
required. Compensation: Prospective students interested in raptor 
ecology, community ecology are encouraged to apply. Funding for a 
9-month teaching assistantship ($10,100) and tuition remission is 
available for a minimum of two years, pending satisfactory progress. The 
student will be expected to apply for additional external funding, must 
maintain a 3.0 GPA, and will teach general biology labs for non-majors.  
To Apply: Application Process: Start date August 2017 Please send CV, 
cover letter, names and contact addresses of three references to Dr. 
NATE BICKFORD (EM: bickfordna AT unk.edu).

AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS at Intermountain Bird Observatory/Boise 
State University.   Location: Idaho, Utah. 
Duration: ~2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 14. 
Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017.  Description: Avian Point Count 
Technicians (14) needed for a study of breeding birds across Idaho and 
Utah (mid-May to mid-July) with the Intermountain Bird Observatory at 
Boise State University. Duties consist of standardized point count 
surveys, vegetation surveys, and data entry using Integrated Monitoring 
in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) protocol. Technicians will identify 
hundreds of bird species while traveling across a wide variety of 
habitats including, but not limited to grassland, sagebrush steppe, 
riparian, pinyon-juniper, montane forest, and alpine.  Qualifications 
include: – Ability to identify 200+ species of Western birds by sight 
and PRIMARILY by sound – Ability to work independently (alone ΓëÑ90% of 
the time) for the duration of the field season – Strong physical and 
mental endurance to complete 1 survey per day per 10-day hitch – Ability 
to navigate off-trail in remote, densely-vegetated, steep and rugged 
landscapes using topographical maps and GPS units – Willingness to work 
in landscapes occupied by apex predators and venomous animals (bears, 
mountain lions, rattlesnakes, etc.) – Ability to carefully navigate 
rough roads in a 4WD vehicle – Strong interpersonal skills to 
communicate and work effectively with private landowners, fellow 
technicians and the program manager – Careful and accurate data 
collection/entry/management – Technicians must provide their own 
backpacking/camping gear; multi-day, solo backpacking trips may be 
required.  Compensation: This is a fulltime position for the duration of 
the project (May-July). Hourly pay rate is $12-$14/hr DOE (PLUS a per 
Diem which amounts to an additional ~$1,000 over the season). Surveying 
requires EXTENSIVE driving between sites on both paved and dirt roads. 
Technicians 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 IBO can provide a rental SUV. There may be 
opportunities during the field season for technicians to experience 
other IBO projects (woodpeckers, curlews, etc.).  To apply: email a 
single pdf document that includes a one-page cover letter describing 
your interest and qualifications for the position, your resume, and 
three professional references to JEREMY HALKA (EM: jeremyhalka AT 
boisestate.edu). Please put "2017 IMBCR Tech" in the subject line. 
Please include in your cover letter your dates of availability and if 
you are most interested in working in Idaho, Utah, or both. Positions 
will be filled as soon as suitable applicants are found.

USFWS SHOREBIRD INTERN at US Fish & Wildlife Service - Stewart B. 
McKinney NWR.   
Location: Westbrook, CT.  Duration: 13 weeks.  Job Type: Intern.  Number 
of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 17 Feb 2017.  Description: 
Stewart B. McKinney NWR is looking for a qualified individual to be our 
2017 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, 
entering data in various ways, conducting an inventory & monitoring 
survey to identify Refuge shorebird predators, and managing trail 
cameras for this study. 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 professional references (must include email 
and phone number) by February 17, 1017 via email to: (EM: Kristina_Vagos 
AT fws.gov). In the subject line, please enter "Shorebird Intern" and 
the first letter of your first name followed by your full last name. All 
application material should be titled similarly. Please do not send 
applications by mail.

FALKNER ISLAND TERN COLONY CREW MEMBER at U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - 
Stewart B. McKinney NWR. 
  Location: Falkner 
Island - Guilford, CT.  Duration: 13 weeks.  Job Type: Intern.  Number 
of Openings: 3.  Application Deadline: 17 Feb 2017. 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 22nd 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 – banding experience with seabirds 
will give preference. 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 17th, 2017 
via email to: (EM: Kristina_Vagos AT fws.gov). In the subject line, 
please enter "Falkner Intern" and the first letter of your first name 
followed by your full last name. All application material should be 
titled similarly. Please do not send applications by mail.

SEABIRD RESEARCH INTERN at Audubon Seabird Restoration Program. 
  Location: Islands in southern and 
mid-coast Maine.  Duration: ~May 25-Aug 15.  Job Type: Intern.  Number 
of Openings: 5-6.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  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. 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 will spend the entire field season living on island. 
Teams working on inshore islands (3 of the 7 islands) will have the 
ability to go ashore (about every 1-2 weeks) to procure food and 
supplies for the field station. 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, live in a remote and 
rustic environment, 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: The internship is unpaid. 
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 (EM: 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.

SEABIRD RESEARCH ASSISTANT at Audubon Seabird Restoration Program. 
  Location: Islands in southern and 
mid-coast Maine.  Duration: variable by site: early/mid/late May to 
mid/late August.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 5-7.  
Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  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. 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 will spend the entire field season living on island. 
Teams working on inshore islands (3 of the 7 islands) will have the 
ability to go ashore (about every 1-2 weeks) to procure food and 
supplies for the field station. 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 avian 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, and hunting/trapping are 
helpful; Must provide own binoculars, tent, sleeping pad, and sleeping 
bag.  Compensation: $315-350/week (dependent on available funding). Food 
is provided, as well as housing when on the mainland/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: 
http://www.audubon.org/audubon-career-center (search words: seabird, 
Maine). Applications are accepted through Feb. 15, but hiring will begin 
in late-January and continue until all positions are filled. 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 ISLAND SUPERVISOR at Audubon Seabird Restoration Program. 
  Location: Islands in southern and 
mid-coast Maine.  Duration: early/mid May to mid/late August.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 7.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  
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. 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 will spend the entire field season living on island. 
Supervisors working on inshore islands (3 of the 7 islands) will have 
the ability 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 and several seasons of experience with avian fieldwork. 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, solar power systems, 
and VHF radios. Must provide own binoculars, tent, sleeping pad, and 
sleeping bag.  Compensation: $455-600/week (depending on site assignment 
and experience), plus food and housing when on the mainland/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/audubon-career-center (search words: seabird, Maine). 
Applications are accepted through Feb. 15, but hiring will begin in 
mid-January and continue until all positions are filled. 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.

RED-COCKADED WOODPECKER FIELD TECHNICIAN at Virginia Tech. Location: 
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC. Duration: 6 months.  
Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1. Application Deadline: 08 Jan 
2017.  Description: From February – April, the technician will assist a 
PhD student studying dispersal behavior of endangered Red-cockaded 
Woodpeckers (RCWs) at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Duties will include 
capturing, following and observing juvenile woodpecker social behavior 
using radio-telemetry, GPS, and spotting scopes. From May-July, the 
technician will assist with monitoring the population of Red-cockaded 
Woodpeckers. The technician should have experience banding both adult 
and nestling birds, reading color bands, and identifying birds by sight 
and sound. The technician must be able to walk up to 6 miles per day, 
carry up to 50 pounds and have the ability to climb 50+ feet using 
Swedish ladders. Experience using a 4 X 4 vehicle, GPS, navigating with 
a map and compass, and using Microsoft Word, Excel, Access databases and 
ARC View are recommended. The study site is Marine Corps Base Camp 
Lejeune, an extremely active military base located on the coast of North 
Carolina, in beautiful longleaf pine forests, with a variety of pocosins 
and pitcher plant bogs. Housing (fully furnished house shared with the 
PhD student) and a field vehicle will be provided. Qualifications: All 
applicants must have field experience working with birds and should have 
experience using radio-telemetry. Ideal candidates will have, 1) a 
Bachelors or Masters degree in biology, wildlife or another similar 
topic, 2) experience working with RCWs, including banding both adult and 
nestlings, 3) experience using radio-telemetry with small birds, 4) the 
ability to re-sight unique color-bands quickly and accurately, 5) 
experience navigating through undeveloped forest habitat using GPS, 
compass, and maps, 6) be well organized and responsible while recording 
field data and observations and 7) have good time management practices. 
Work will be performed both independently and in close association with 
coworkers. Days will be long and begin before dawn, and temperatures may 
range from one extreme to the other. The technician will often be 
required to work >40 hrs per week. Applicants must have a clean and 
valid driver's license, and be able to pass a background check.  
Compensation: A salary/stipend of $11/hr or $440/week will be provided.  
To Apply: Please send a cover letter detailing your relevant experience, 
resume, and contact information for 3 references by email to LEAH NOVAK 
(EM: ldnov AT vt.edu), PhD student in the Department of Biological 
Sciences at Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg VA.

NORTHERN SPOTTED OWL MONITORING TECHNICIAN at Point Blue Conservation 
Science.    Location: Marin County, CA.  
Duration: 4.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 1.  
Application Deadline: 03 Jan 2017. Description: Technician needed from 
March 1 to July 15, 2017, to assist in the Northern Spotted Owl 
monitoring project at Point Blue Conservation Science (formerly PRBO) on 
the California coast, in Marin County. We have been studying this dense 
breeding population of Northern Spotted Owls since 1997. Fieldwork 
includes determining site occupancy, nesting status, and reproductive 
success at long-term sites and at new locations. The technician is also 
responsible for data entry and verification. The technician will work 
closely with the project leader and an intern, but much of the work will 
be independent. Any use of personal vehicles for work will be 
reimbursed.  Qualifications: Previous experience working with spotted 
owls is highly desirable. The position requires driving four-wheel-drive 
vehicles on fire roads at night and navigating steep terrain to access 
survey sites. Orienteering skills, including the use of maps, compass, 
and handheld GPS units, are essential. Applicants should have good 
hearing abilities, and have the ability to traverse long distances 
through steep and uneven terrain with some poison oak. A strong interest 
in birds and conservation, self-motivation, a sense of humor, and the 
desire to spend long hours in the field and office are required. The 
field schedule is variable and involves working at night and during the 
day. Participants must be able to work independently as well as with a 
partner. A functioning pair of binoculars is required. Applicants will 
need a driver's license, personal vehicle, and current proof of 
insurance (preference may be given to applicants with AWD or 4WD). 
Compensation: Compensation is $15/hour, including overtime pay according 
to California State law. Overtime hours will be a regular part of this 
position. Field housing is provided.  To Apply: Submit applications by 
January 3, 2017 via email including a letter of interest describing 
previous experience with field research, a resume, and contact 
information for three references to RENÉE CORMIER (EM: rcormier AT 
pointblue.org; PH: 415-868-0655 ext. 416). 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.

SEASONAL FIELD TECHNICIAN FOR SEABIRD ECOLOGY, RESTORATION, AND 
MANAGEMENT PROJECT at Oregon State University. 
  Location: Pasco, Washington.  
Duration: March 06 to July 31, 2017.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of 
Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 08 Jan 2017.  Description: The 
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University 
anticipates funding for a Seasonal Field Technician within a large-scale 
and long-term 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 19 years. Current studies include on-colony 
behavioral and productivity observations, ground and aerial surveys to 
determine nesting and foraging distribution, leg banding/band 
re-sighting, 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 the successful 
candidate can expect to learn a great deal about seabird biology and 
management. Further information about the project can be viewed at 
www.birdresearchnw.org. LOCATION: Pasco, Washington with field work to 
be conducted on islands on the Mid-Columbia River and at reservoirs on 
the Columbia Plateau DATES: Full time seasonal position with a preferred 
start date of March 6, 2017. Anticipated end date is July 31, 2017. 
DUTIES: Primary duties will be to assist with monitoring and 
implementing components of the Inland Avian Predation Management Plan to 
reduce Caspian Tern predation on ESA-listed salmonids in the Columbia 
River system. The Field Technicians will collaborate with project staff 
and partners to monitor breeding colonies of Caspian terns. Although the 
emphasis of this position will be to conduct colony monitoring, 
assisting with some management (active hazing and installation of 
passive dissuasion materials) to deter Caspian tern breeding at Potholes 
Reservoir, WA will be required at times. The position will require the 
collection of field data by visiting known and potential breeding sites 
that are part of the tern management plan. Specific duties will include 
boating to tern islands, monitoring the presence of terns, using optics 
to collect colony counts and breeding activity data, entering data on 
tablet PCs and computers, maintaining field equipment, and ensuring 
adherence to applicable protocols and research permits. The selected 
individual will communicate directly with the Field Crew Lead and with 
Research Coordinators and other lead project staff as needed. Field 
based components of the position will require working extended hours 
(including nights and weekends), often in suboptimal conditions (wet, 
cold, windy, or hot). Field work is physically strenuous and may involve 
crawling on knees, bending over or stooping, and sitting for long 
periods of time while using binoculars and spotting scopes. All duties 
must be performed with a high degree of quality, uniformity, and 
timeliness. The Field Technician must work as part of a team and will be 
required to live and work in close quarters and in isolated settings. 
Camping at island field sites may be required when assisting with 
dissuasion activities. In addition to the duties listed above, all 
technicians will assist with field site maintenance which can be 
physically demanding at times. Qualifications: REQUIREMENTS: A degree in 
Wildlife Science or a related field, previous field experience is 
desired. Applicants must possess and maintain a current, valid driver's 
license. The position will be paid through a temporary hiring agency and 
the successful candidate will be required to pass a background check. 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a strong interest in 
avian ecology and wildlife management, and be comfortable working on 
small boats. Current Department of Interior motor boat operator 
certification (MOCC) is a plus. Preference will be given for knowledge 
of boat operation.  Compensation: SALARY: $2,200 per month; housing and 
a food allowance will be provided.  To Apply: APPLICATIONS: A complete 
application must consist of an attached SINGLE DOCUMENT (Word or PDF) 
containing: (1) a 1-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_2017_PascoFieldTech. MS word 
files preferred. For full consideration apply by January 8, 2017. SUBMIT 
TO: Peter Loschl and Tim Lawes at (EM: avian.jobs AT oregonstate.edu) 
with subject line: 2017 Pasco Field Technician 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 LEADER FOR SEABIRD ECOLOGY, RESTORATION, AND MANAGEMENT 
PROJECT at Oregon State University.   
Location: Pasco, Washington.  Duration: March 06 to July 31, 2017.  Job 
Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 08 Jan 
2017.  Description: The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon 
State University anticipates funding for a Seasonal Crew Leader within a 
large-scale and long-term 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 19 years. Current studies include on-colony 
behavioral and productivity observations, ground and aerial surveys to 
determine nesting and foraging distribution, leg banding/band 
re-sighting, 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 the successful 
candidate can expect to learn a great deal about seabird biology and 
management. Further information about the project can be viewed at 
www.birdresearchnw.org. LOCATION: Pasco, Washington with field work to 
be conducted on islands on the Mid-Columbia River and at reservoirs on 
the Columbia Plateau DATES: Full-time seasonal position with a preferred 
start date of March 6, 2017. Anticipated end date is July 31, 2017. 
DUTIES: Primary duties will be to assist with monitoring and 
implementing components of the Inland Avian Predation Management Plan to 
reduce Caspian Tern predation on ESA-listed salmonids in the Columbia 
River system. The Crew Leader will coordinate daily field crew 
activities, relay detailed instructions to crew member(s), collect data, 
monitor data collection and adherence to data collection protocols by 
the field technician(s), prepare weekly reports, communicate with field 
coordinators and principal investigators, and make quick decisions in 
response to unforeseen or changing situations. The Crew Leader will act 
as a liaison to property owners or managers and ensure proper care and 
maintenance of field equipment and crew rental housing. The position 
will require the collection of field data by visiting known and 
potential breeding sites that are part of the tern management plan. 
Specific duties will include boating to tern islands, monitoring the 
presence of terns, using optics to collect colony counts and breeding 
activity data, entering data on tablet PCs and computers, maintaining 
field equipment, and ensuring adherence to applicable protocols and 
research permits. Field based components of the position will require 
working extended hours (including nights and weekends), often in 
suboptimal conditions (wet, cold, windy, or hot). Field work is 
physically strenuous and may involve crawling on knees, bending over or 
stooping, and sitting for long periods of time while using binoculars 
and spotting scopes. The Crew Leader will direct the work of field 
technician(s) to ensure all duties are performed with a high degree of 
quality, uniformity, and timeliness. The Crew Leader must work as a team 
and will be required to live and work in close quarters and in isolated 
settings. Camping at island field sites may be required when assisting 
with dissuasion activities. In addition to the duties listed above, the 
Crew Lead will assist with field site maintenance which can be 
physically demanding at times. Although the main field research emphasis 
of this position will be to conduct Caspian tern colony monitoring, 
assisting with some management (active hazing and installation of 
passive dissuasion materials) to deter Caspian tern breeding at Potholes 
Reservoir, WA will be required at times. 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. The position 
will be paid through a temporary hiring agency and the successful 
candidate will be required to pass a background check. PREFERRED 
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a strong interest in avian 
ecology and wildlife management, and be comfortable working on small 
boats. Current Department of Interior motor boat operator certification 
(MOCC) is 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, and possession of at 
least a bachelor's degree in Wildlife Science or a related field.  
Compensation: SALARY: $2,500 - $2,700 per month depending on experience; 
housing and a food allowance will be provided.  To Apply: APPLICATIONS: 
A complete application must consist of an attached SINGLE DOCUMENT (Word 
or PDF) containing: (1) a 1-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_2017_PascoCrewLead. MS word files preferred. For full 
consideration apply by January 8, 2017. SUBMIT TO: Peter Loschl and Tim 
Lawes (EM: avian.jobs AT oregonstate.edu) with subject line: 2017 Pasco 
Crew Leader 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.

Subject: Birdjobs -- December 19, 2016
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2016 11:53:50 -0500
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ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR  at The Missouri River Bird Observatory (MRBO).  
Location: Arrow Rock, MO.  Duration: 26 March – 31 July, 2017.  Job 
Type: Temporary.  Job Description: The Missouri River Bird Observatory 
(MRBO) seeks an environmental educator for the period of 26 March – 31 
July, 2017 with possibility of extension to 15 November based on 
performance and interest. This position will be based at MRBO’s 
headquarters in Arrow Rock, MO, which is a National and State Historic 
Site; therefore many education programs will be tied into the natural 
history of the town and surrounding area. Additional programs will take 
place throughout the state. The educator will receive valuable training 
in mist-netting and bird-banding, local habitat, natural history and 
conservation issues, and MRBO’s programs during the first two weeks of 
employment. He or she will then work independently to develop education 
and outreach programs. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated 
educator to spread the conservation message while greatly increasing 
their professional skills. Summary of duties: *Lead or take part in all 
MRBO public events, including bird-banding demonstrations, lectures, 
workshops, field days, bio-blitzes, etc. throughout the position’s 
tenure. (Travel is often necessary). *Independently conduct ecology and 
natural history walks for 3rd – 6th grade classes in Arrow Rock during 
the period of mid-April – 20 May. *Independently develop and conduct a 
2-3 day/week summer day camp for small groups in Arrow Rock or surrounds 
during the approximate period of 15 June – 31 July. *Contribute 
regularly to MRBO newsletters, social media updates, blogs, and printed 
materials. *Facilitate programs for groups of all ages across the state 
of Missouri on a wide variety of topics including bird identification, 
life history, climate change, general ecology, habitat conservation and 
the importance of MRBO’s monitoring projects in the context of Missouri 
conservation. *Interact/network extensively with representatives of 
local non-profits and other agencies to solicit additional programs and 
outreach opportunities. Qualifications: The applicant must: *have 
excellent bird ID skills (you will lead guided hikes for birders of many 
levels); *have demonstrated experience in developing and conducting 
wildlife and conservation programs (both indoor and outdoor) for 
school-children and preferably, the general public; *have the ability to 
interact positively and professionally people of all ages, and live and 
work in a very small town, as a representative of MRBO; *An academic 
background in wildlife or conservation biology is preferred, but a 
strong commitment to conservation, an engaging personality, concern for 
animal welfare, and general love for nature are even more important.  
Compensation: Salary will be $1400-1600/month dependent on experience, 
plus housing/all utilities and travel reimbursement, including lodging 
and mileage for personal vehicle use. Work schedule will be 4-6 days per 
week and sometimes involve early morning hours.   To apply, please send 
a letter of interest, resume, and three references to DANA RIPPER (EM: 
dana.ripper AT mrbo.org) and ETHAN DUKE (EM: ethan.duke AT mrbo.org).

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT  Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/parababarbaazul/  Location: Beni, Bolivia. 
Duration: 2 months minimum.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 10. 
Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2017.  Job Description: The Blue-throated 
Macaw Conservation Project needs volunteer field assistants from January 
2017 for an ongoing project with the Critically Endangered Blue-throated 
Macaw (Ara glaucogularis) in the low-land savanna of Moxos, Bolivia. The 
Blue-throated Macaw is endemic to this region of Bolivia and only about 
150 are left in the wild. Volunteers field assistants will live at the 
Blue-throated Macaw Conservation Center, where there are captive 
Blue-throated macaws that are part of a breeding, training and 
reintroduction pilot study. Volunteers field assistants will help with 
the daily routines of the center as well as with research projects on 
other local parrot species. Duties of the center include introducing the 
captive macaws to a native diet, monitoring their feeding behavior, diet 
and training, collecting their native food and maintaining their 
enclosure and the center. Activities for the research projects can 
include checking cavities in the surrounding area for potential nests, 
mist netting, phenology studies and others. Additional activities can 
include support to the educational program, conducting wild 
Blue-throated macaw population and nest surveys (may involve 
tree-climbing), behavioral observations and collecting data about their 
biology. If active nests are found, duties may also include guarding 
them from nest predators, daily nest-checking, performing periodic 
health checks of nestlings and feeding nestlings if necessary.  
Qualifications: Applicants must be responsible, self-disciplined, 
hardworking, self-motivated, tolerant of tropical weather and biting 
insects (mosquitoes, sunfly, ticks, flies), willing to work in a group 
and able to tolerate rustic living conditions. A sense of humor is 
always appreciated. Applicants share one of the three cabins of the 
Conservation center, which is 25 km from the nearest city, Trinidad, and 
on the outskirts of a small village, Sachojere. Applicants with Spanish 
language skills are preferred but these not required. This is a great 
opportunity for someone with basic or intermediate Spanish skills to 
immerse in the language. 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 Trinidad - Beni Department, Bolivia. We charge a fee (USD 70 per 
week) to cover their cost of food, accommodation and internet use. 
Applicants from Latin-American 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 
two references to (EM: clbtrainingprogram 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 Bolivia prior to applying to the position. Feel free to email for 
further information. Close Date; Until Filled.

SAGE-GROUSE FIELD ASSISTANT  at University of California, Davis. 
Website: http://biosci3.ucdavis.edu/Faculty/Profile/View/248 Location: 
Fremont County, Wyoming  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Volunteer. 
Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2017.  Job 
Description: VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS (3) needed approximately March 6 
through May 5, 2017 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 a 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, 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 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 (individuals 
without ATV certification must be willing to learn and get certified in 
the field). Must be US citizens or have proof of United States 
employment eligibility. Compensation: Assistants will receive food and 
shared housing.  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 to rlogsdon [at] ucdavis.edu. The positions will 
remain open until filled, and review of applications will begin 
immediately.

PCSU UNDERLINE MONITORING FIELD ASSISTANT: ID # 16638  at Kauai 
Endangered Seabird Recovery Project.  Website: http://www.rcuh.com 
Location: Kauai, Hawaii.  Duration: Mid April-December.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 3 Jan 2017. Job 
Description: *Please apply online by going to www.rcuh.com with job ID 
16638. *Submit Cover Lettter (specific to position), Resume, Salary 
History, Supervisory References,Copy of 
Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s) *To find out more about the 
Underline Monitoring Project please go 
www.http://kauaiseabirdproject.org/ About KESRP/Underline Monitoring 
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. MINIMUM 
MONTHLY SALARY: $2,372/Mon. 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.  
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 from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of 
employment). 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 
Hawai‘i'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 355-5300 (Kauai). 
Compensation: $2,372   APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to 
http://www.rcuh.com and click on “Job Postings.” 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. Hawai‘i 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: rcuh_employment AT rcuh.com). If you have 
questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call 
(PH: 808-956-8344 or 808-956-0872). RCUH’s mission is to support the 
research and training programs of the University of Hawai‘i and to 
enhance research, development, and training generally in Hawai‘i. Equal 
Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.

NATURAL RESOURCE TECHNICIAN - RING-NECKED PHEASANT RESEARCH STUDY at 
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  Website: 
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/index.html  Location: Southwest, Minnesota.  
Duration: 3-12 months.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 4-6. 
Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2017.  Job Description: The Minnesota 
Department of Natural Resources’ Farmland Wildlife Populations & 
Research Group (http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/wildlife/farmwild.html) is 
seeking 4-6 field technicians to assist the Upland Game Project Leader 
with an ongoing research project investigating Ring-necked Pheasant 
habitat use and demography. Research will be conducted from 
approximately February 22 through August 31, 2017 (with 1-2 positions 
with flexible later start dates in May) with the possibility of 
extension for one or more positions past August depending on funding. 
This research project is focused on aspects of reproduction and survival 
of Ring-necked Pheasants in southwestern Minnesota including nest site 
selection, nest success, brood habitat selection, and chick survival. 
Successful candidates will work closely with research staff including 
the NR Specialist Intermediate and Upland Game Project Leader, other 
field technicians, and other DNR staff in the field and office. Primary 
field duties include: trapping, banding, and radio-collaring adult hen 
pheasants prior to the breeding season; locating and tracking pheasant 
hens using radio telemetry equipment; performing nest visits, deploying 
video cameras and related equipment to monitor nest predator 
communities; capturing and radio-tagging pheasant chicks; locating 
pheasant chicks with radio telemetry equipment; and collecting 
vegetation data related to nest site selection and brood foraging 
locations. Primary office duties will consist of reviewing video footage 
and data entry. Assistance on additional research projects may be 
required as needed. Fieldwork will be conducted in various locations 
throughout southwestern Minnesota but the main research office is 
located in south-central Minnesota near Madelia. Shared field housing is 
provided near Dundee, MN and/or Madelia, MN. Successful candidates 
should be prepared to work irregular hours on a shifting schedule 
(including nights and weekends), with long days in variable field 
conditions (e.g., snow, wind, extreme cold, heat, humidity). Weekend 
shifts will be required during the breeding season. Candidates must be 
comfortable with and tolerant of frequent encounters with ticks, snakes, 
and biting insects. Candidates must also be comfortable using a surgical 
suture technique to affix radio-transmitters to chicks. Required safety 
training, including trailering, towing, and operating an ATV/UTV, will 
be provided.  Qualifications: Ideal candidates will possess an 
exceptional work ethic, the ability to work both alone and as part of a 
team, and great attention to detail. Individuals with a B.S. degree in 
wildlife or a related field are encouraged to apply. Ideally, successful 
candidates will have an enthusiasm for field work and upland game bird 
ecology as well as the ability to communicate well and interact 
positively with a variety of stakeholders, including other agency 
personnel, private landowners, and members of the public. Excellent data 
entry skills are preferred. A valid driver’s license and the ability to 
lift 50 lbs. is required. Positions are temporary and grant funded. 
Compensation: $18.38/hour + shared field housing provided  To Apply: 
Please send the following (in a single pdf) to LINDSEY MESSINGER 
(EM:Lindsey.Messinger AT state.mn.us). Applications will be reviewed as 
they are received. 1) Cover letter summarizing your experience, work 
ethic, and reasons for interest in the position. Please include the date 
you are available to start. 2) Resume or CV that outlines your academic 
achievements and employment history. 3) Contact information for at least 
2 professional references.

AVIAN FIELD CREW LEADER  at Ecostudies Institute.  Website: 
http://www.ecoinst.org/  Location: Homestead, FL.  Duration: 5 months.  
Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 31 Dec 2016. Job 
Description: Ecostudies Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated 
to understanding and conserving native populations of birds and other 
wildlife and their habitats. We are committed to finding practical 
solutions that help recover and maintain wildlife populations. We 
conduct sound science to collect the information needed to help manage 
species and develop conservation strategies, and we incorporate outreach 
to ensure that partners and citizens have the information necessary to 
be involved in conservation decisions. We are currently seeking a FIELD 
CREW LEADER to join our Florida team for the 2017 field season to assist 
with a long-term demographic study of the federally endangered Cape 
Sable seaside sparrow in Everglades National Park. This position is 
temporary: 13 March 2017 – 11 August 2017. We are looking for applicants 
who are detail-oriented, organized, able to work as part of a team, and 
who are enthusiastic about working in remote locations under sometimes 
harsh field conditions (e.g., heat, humidity, mosquitoes, venomous 
snakes). This is a supervisory position; the crew leader will supervise 
3-4 field technicians, coordinate all logistics for fieldwork, be 
responsible for data management, and act as a liaison with agency 
partners. Duties will include, but are not limited to: 1) coordinating 
all logistics for fieldwork and communicating with agency partners, 2) 
supervising 3-4 field technicians conducting fieldwork at multiple study 
sites in Everglades National Park, 3) assisting with daily fieldwork, 
including: conducting point count and line transect surveys in remote 
areas, locating and monitoring nests in grassland habitat, deploying and 
maintaining nest cameras, mist netting and color banding sparrows, 
re-sighting previously color-banded birds, and territory mapping using 
GPS, 4) coordinating data entry by field technicians and maintain 
responsibility for QA/QC of data, and 5) participating in some outreach 
(e.g., coordinate development of blog or social media posts). Fieldwork 
will be conducted in early mornings (beginning pre-dawn) 5-6 days/week; 
afternoons will be spent coordinating project logistics, communicating 
with agency partners, managing data, and participating in outreach. 
Shared housing in Homestead, FL will be provided. Field crew will travel 
to and from remote field sites by car/foot or occasionally by 
helicopter. DOI helicopter certification will be provided. Applicants 
must provide their own transportation to South Florida and have their 
own vehicle for getting to and from field sites. Sites are ~10-30 miles 
from housing. Fuels costs for travel to study sites will be reimbursed.  
Qualifications: Previous avian research experience is required, with 
prior supervisory experience strongly preferred. The strongest 
candidates will have experience nest searching in grassland habitat, 
extensive experience banding passerines, and familiarity with distance 
sampling. Candidates should be proficient using MS Excel and Access; 
experience with ArcMap, Program Distance and R desired. Current DOI 
S-271 helicopter crewmember certification is a plus.  Compensation: 
Commensurate with experience.  To Apply: Send a letter of interest 
addressed to Dr. TOM VIRZI, resume, and three references (include names, 
emails, and phone numbers of references) to (EM: tvirzi AT ecoinst.org). 
Please include “CSSS Field Crew Leader” in the subject line of your email.

VOLUNTEER WATERFOWL FIELD ASSISTANT(S): Alaska  at U.S. Fish & Wildlife 
Service.  Location: Barrow, AK.  Duration: Late May - July 2017.  Job 
Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 6. Application Deadline: 11 Jan 
2017.  Job Description: Field assistants (6) needed for the summer of 
2017 to assist with nesting biology studies of threatened Steller’s and 
spectacled eiders for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in 
Barrow, Alaska. The USFWS’s Endangered Species Program (based in 
Fairbanks, Alaska) has been monitoring Steller’s eider breeding biology 
in Barrow since 1991. 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. 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: ~May 29 
th– July 15th with possible extension through the end of July 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, 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 include experience with 
firearms, identifying birds in the field including female waterfowl, 
navigating by maps and GPS, and all-terrain vehicle use.  Compensation: 
Travel expenses from the continental U.S. to Barrow are covered. A 
$5/day stipend plus food and lodging are provided.  To Apply: Email a 
letter of interest, 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). Applications will be reviewed starting in January 2017 
until the positions are filled.

AVIAN BIOLOGICAL INTERN  at Denali National Park - 
Geoscientists-in-the-Parks Program.  Website: 

http://www.geosociety.org/GSA/Education_Careers/Field_Experiences/gip/GSA/fieldexp/gip.aspx. 

Location: Denali Park, Alaska.  Duration: 12 weeks.  Job Type: Intern. 
Number of Openings: 1-2. Application Deadline: 2 Feb 2017. Job 
Description: Geologic Resources Division in partnership with The 
Geological Society of America (GSA) and Environmental Stewards, is 
announcing that internships are now open for individuals between the 
ages of 18 and 35 to apply for the NPS Geoscientists-in-the-Parks 
Program. The GIP positions are short-term, paid, internships. Duties of 
the Avian Biological Intern position at Denali include assisting with 
surveys to conduct long-term monitoring of birds as well as ongoing 
avian research projects. The intern will conduct very early morning 
(2am) acoustic surveys for songbirds on and off-road in Denali and will 
assist in capturing birds for a migration study. The intern will be 
responsible for conducting field work as well as managing data and 
producing an education or outreach tool related to one of the avian 
studies. Duration: 1 May - 21 July with some flexibility.   
Qualifications include a degree in biology, experience working or 
recreating outdoors, and a strong interest in avian ecology. Experience 
conducting research or monitoring on birds, using a GPS unit to navigate 
and collect data, and/or recording biological data in the field is a 
plus but not required. Must be able to hike long distances over uneven 
undeveloped terrain carrying a pack, travel safely in remote areas with 
wildlife including bears, tolerate a wide range of temperatures as well 
as biting insects, and have a valid driver's license. The applicant must 
be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent legal resident (“green-card-holder”) 
between the ages of 18 and 35 years old. Prior to starting this position 
a government security background clearance will be required.  
Compensation: $3,600 + up to $1,000 travel expenses + housing for 12 
weeks.  To Apply: Interested college students and recent graduates 
between the ages of 18 and 35 can apply for the internships at: 
https://rock.geosociety.org/eo/viewJob.asp?jobID=2022

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP (M.S.) - NON-BREEDING ECOLOGY OF LOGGERHEAD 
SHRIKES  at Arkansas State University.  Website: 
http://boveslab.weebly.com/  Location: Lower Mississippi Alluvial 
Valley/Jonesboro, AR.  Duration: 3 years.  Job Type: Student. 
Application Deadline: 16 Jan 2017.  Job Description: One graduate (M.S.) 
student needed to study Loggerhead Shrike occupancy, survival, and 
condition in relation to agricultural practices in the Lower Mississippi 
Alluvial Valley of Arkansas. This position would (ideally) start in 
February or March (as a non-student employee), but could be pushed back 
until the Fall semester for a highly qualified candidate.  
Qualifications: Competitive candidates will possess a passion for field 
work, a B.S. in biology, ecology, or closely related field; a GPA >3.2; 
and above average GRE scores. Strong candidates will also have: field 
experience, experience capturing/handling birds (ideally raptors or 
shrikes), telemetry experience with passerines, great organizational 
abilities and quantitative skills, excellent oral and written 
communications skills, and personnel management experience.  
Compensation: The student will eligible for a graduate assistantship for 
the first year (~$16,000) and a teaching assistantship (for the 
following two years) that provides a 9 month stipend (~$11,000). They 
will also receive a tuition/fees waiver for the first year, and 
afterwards the student would be eligible for an Arkansas Game and Fish 
Commission Conservation Scholarship, which would cover most of the 
tuition and fees for the rest of the student’s time at Arkansas State 
University. Students may be required to use their personal vehicle and 
be reimbursed for mileage.   To Apply: Send a single pdf including: 1) a 
letter highlighting your interest and experience, 2) your CV, 3) college 
transcripts (unofficial), 4) GRE Scores, and 5) names and contact 
information for 3 references to Dr. THAN BOVES (EM: tboves AT 
astate.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and will end 
when a qualified candidate is found (ideally before 1 February 2017).

CALIFORNIA CONDOR MONITORING TECHNICIANS  at The Great Basin Institute.  
Website: http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/  Location: 
Ventura, CA.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 22 Jan 2017.  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. Four (4) 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 $40 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. *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:  *Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences (e.g., 
biology, ecology, wildlife management, or related field) or coursework 
and related experience;  *Previous experience following protocols for 
field sampling and data collection and related experience in data entry, 
collection and management; *Understanding of issues related to 
threatened and endangered species, and familiarity with the ecology of 
the study region preferred;  *Previous experience in using radio 
telemetry to locate free-ranging animals preferred;  *Experience in the 
use of GPS units for navigation and collecting spatial data;  *Possess 
strong organizational skills;  *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.;  *Willingness and ability 
to camp at primitive sites for several consecutive nights; *Ability to 
work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals and 
follow safe working practices;  *Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s 
license and clean driving record;  *Experience safely operating 4WD 
vehicles and ATVs; and  *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: 
Timeline and Compensation:  *Two -6-month appointments beginning 
February and April 2017, or upon availability  *$40/day field per diem  
*Education Award*: $2,887.50  *USFWS housing provided during 10-day 
service period  *Affordable Care Act compliant health benefits provided  
To Apply: Please follow the link to apply directly through our online 
portal: 

http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/careers.aspx?rf=OSNA&req=2016-ACI-039 

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.

POINT-COUNT TECHNICIAN  at The Yurok Tribe.  Website: 
http://www.yuroktribe.org/  Location: Weitchpec, CA  Duration: 2 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017. Job 
Description: This position assists the Tribe’s Wildlife and Environment 
Program personnel in the field of wildlife biology, primarily conducting 
avian point counts associated with proposed habitat restoration and 
monitoring. This is essentially a field position, with associated data 
entry and other office tasks. The position requires early-morning work 
and may require some weekend work. Survey sites are scattered throughout 
the lower Klamath River watershed on tribal lands on and near the Yurok 
Indian Reservation. A secure campsite with a shared trailer close to the 
study area will be provided. A typical work day will involve an hour or 
so of travel time from the campsite to arrive at the day’s survey site 
at sunrise. Point counts will run for about four hours, after which the 
technician may be required to scout the next day’s site, analyze 
vegetation, do data entry, or perform other assigned tasks. 
Qualifications: 1. Ability to work independently with minimal 
supervision. 2. Ability to work safely and comfortably alone in a remote 
backcountry setting. 3. Ability to operate a 4WD truck on rough terrain. 
4. Ability to hike in steep terrain with dense vegetation including 
poison-oak. 5. Ability to navigate to survey points by truck or on foot. 
6. Ability to identify all breeding bird species in the study area by 
sight and sound, including call notes. 7. Ability to keep accurate, 
detailed, legible field records and enter data using standard Microsoft 
Office software. 8. Ability to remain focused for long periods, often 
under uncomfortable conditions. 9. Ability to follow instructions and 
protocols and make sound, independent decisions. 10. Ability to engage 
with Tribe members and represent the Tribe in a professional manner. 11. 
Licensed, with the ability to drive legally and insurable with the Yurok 
Tribe’s auto insurance. 12. Familiarity with basic Microsoft Word and 
Excel functions.  Compensation: $16-18/hour depending on experience. 
Free trailer/campground lodging. Limited benefits.  To Apply: Complete 
job description and application instructions and materials can be found 
at http://www.yuroktribe.org/departments/personnel/announcements.htm 
(Technician III Avian Point Count). Questions about the hiring process 
and Yurok employment in general can be directed to OSCAR GENSAW (PH: 
707-482-1350 x 1376). Questions about specifics of this position should 
be directed to KEN BURTON (PH: 707-482-1822 x 1029). Optional 
supplementary application materials (cover letter, CV) should be 
submitted to (EM: ogensaw AT yuroktribe.nsn.us and kburton AT 
yuroktribe.nsn.us).

WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST/SITE LEADERS (2-3) FOR SEABIRD PROJECT  at HSU 
Sponsored Programs Foundation.  Location: Central Coast California. 
Duration: Approximately late March or early April to August 2017. Job 
Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2-3. Application Deadline: 13 Jan 
2017.  Job Description: Wage: Approximately $20.54 to $23.28 per hour 
depending on experience and responsibilities. Field site housing 
provided. This is a full-time, fully benefited position. Project Name: 
Common Murre Restoration Project Supervisor: Richard Golightly Ph.D. 
Background and duties: The Common Murre Restoration Project is seeking 
up to three (pending available funding) Site Leader positions to conduct 
monitoring of breeding seabirds including Common Murre, Brandt’s 
Cormorant, Pelagic Cormorant, Western Gull, Black Oystercatcher and 
Pigeon Guillemot along the central California coast. 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 project is to aid in the recovery of 
murre colonies that were depleted as a result of oil spills, human 
disturbance and other anthropogenic factors. Primary duties will include 
conducting seabird population and productivity surveys, documenting 
human disturbances to seabirds, database entry, training and supervising 
up to two Wildlife Technicians, scheduling and managing daily field 
work, ensuring accurate data recording and entry, summarizing field 
data, report writing, and coordinating with project partners. Other 
duties may include counting seabirds from aerial photographs, conducting 
surveys of nesting seabirds from a boat, or other related tasks as 
assigned. Successful applicants must demonstrate specific evidence of 
leadership skills, ability to work independently and ability to make 
good decisions in the field. Preference may be given to applicants with 
prior field experience with seabird or other wildlife monitoring or 
census techniques. Additional evaluation may be based on the applicant’s 
knowledge and experience with computer use, databases, and report 
preparation. Site Leaders will be expected to assist with pre-season 
prepping of field equipment and supplies and post-season data analysis 
and preparation of an annual report.  Qualifications: Minimum 
Qualifications: 1) Bachelor’s degree in wildlife, biological sciences or 
related discipline with an emphasis in wildlife biology, restoration or 
behavior; 2) current driver’s license with a good driving record; 3) 
ability to sufficiently move and lift equipment up to 50 lbs; 4) ability 
to regularly hike up to 3 miles in steep/narrow/uneven terrain while 
carrying up to 50 lbs of gear; 5) ability to work at the tops of steep 
cliffs, and 6) specific and demonstrable leadership skills. A background 
check (including a criminal records check) must be completed 
satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered this position within 
HSU SPF. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may 
affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of 
current HSU SPF employees who apply for this position.  Compensation: 
Approximately $20.54 to $23.28 per hour depending on experience and 
responsibilities.  To Apply: Applicants must submit: 1) a SIGNED cover 
letter which includes the exact job title listed above; 2) résumé; and 
3) names and phone numbers of two professional references 4) and an 
Employee Information Form. For further information please contact CASSIE 
BEDNAR (PH: 510-792-0222 x225 or EM: Cassie.bednar AT humboldt.edu). NO 
EMAIL APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Closing Date: Applications must be 
post marked by January 13, 2017 to receive full consideration. Late 
applications may or may not be considered depending on position 
availability. Send completed application to: CASSIE BEDNAR ATTN: Site 
Leader c/o U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service San Francisco Bay NWRC 1 
Marshlands Road Fremont, CA 94555 USA NO EMAIL APPLICATIONS WILL BE 
ACCEPTED Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation is an 
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified 
applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, 
national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender 
expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, 
disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other 
legally protected status. More information about HSU SPF’s Equal 
Employment Opportunity hiring can be found here 

(http://www2.humboldt.edu/hsuf/pdf%20forms/Employment%20Notices/HSU%20SPF%20Equal%20Opportunity%20Employment-Affirmative%20Action%20Policy.pdf). 

For assistance with the application process, please submit an 
Accommodation Request Form which can be found here 
(http://www2.humboldt.edu/forms/node/336) or call the SPF Interim 
Compliance Support Coordinator (PH: 707-826-5159).

WESTERN SNOWY PLOVER MONITOR  at California State Parks.  Website: 
http://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf  Location: Morro Bay, CA. Duration: 8 
months.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2. Application 
Deadline: 6 Jan 2017.  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 2017. Housing is not available.  
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.  To Apply: Mail a California State 
application (STD 678 -- available online at 
http://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf), cover letter including how you heard 
about the position, and a list of references to: REGENA ORR, California 
State Parks, 11 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442

WILDLIFE TECHNICIANS (2) FOR SEABIRD PROJECT  at HSU Sponsored Programs 
Foundation.  Location: Central Coast, California. Duration: 
Approximately April to August 2017.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of 
Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017.  Job Description: Wage: 
Approximately $18.46 to $22.83 per hour depending on experience and 
responsibilities. Field site housing provided. This is a full-time, 
fully benefited position. Project Name: Common Murre Restoration Project 
Supervisor: Richard Golightly Ph.D. Background and duties: The Common 
Murre Restoration Project is seeking up to two (pending available 
funding) Wildlife Technician positions to conduct monitoring of breeding 
seabirds including Common Murre, Brandt’s Cormorant, Pelagic Cormorant, 
Western Gull, Black Oystercatcher and Pigeon Guillemot along the central 
California coast. 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 project is to 
aid in the recovery of murre colonies that were depleted as a result of 
oil spills, human disturbance and other anthropogenic factors. Primary 
duties will include conducting seabird population and productivity 
surveys, documenting and reporting human disturbances to seabirds, and 
database entry. Other duties may include counting seabirds from aerial 
photographs, conducting surveys of nesting seabirds from a boat, or 
other related tasks as assigned. Preference may be given to applicants 
with prior field experience with seabird or other wildlife monitoring or 
census techniques. Additional evaluation may be based on the applicant’s 
knowledge and experience with computer use and databases. Duration: 
Approximately April to August 2017.  Qualifications: Minimum 
Qualifications: 1) Bachelor’s degree in wildlife, biological sciences or 
related discipline with an emphasis in wildlife biology, restoration or 
behavior; 2) current driver’s license with a good driving record; 3) 
ability to sufficiently move and lift equipment up to 50 lbs; 4) ability 
to regularly hike up to 3 miles in steep/narrow/uneven terrain while 
carrying up to 50 lbs of gear; and 5) ability to work at the tops of 
steep cliffs. Applicants must submit: 1) a SIGNED cover letter which 
includes the exact job title listed above; 2) résumé; and 3) names and 
phone numbers of two professional references 4) and an Employee 
Information Form. For further information please contact Cassie Bednar 
at (510) 792-0222 x225 or Cassie.bednar AT humboldt.edu. NO EMAIL 
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Closing Date: Applications must be post 
marked by January 13, 2017 to receive full consideration. Late 
applications may or may not be considered depending on position 
availability. Send completed application to: Cassie Bednar ATTN: 
Wildlife Tech c/o U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service San Francisco Bay NWRC 
1 Marshlands Road Fremont, CA 94555 USA NO EMAIL APPLICATIONS WILL BE 
ACCEPTED Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation is an 
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified 
applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, 
national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender 
expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, 
disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other 
legally protected status. More information about HSU SPF’s Equal 
Employment Opportunity hiring can be found here 

(http://www2.humboldt.edu/hsuf/pdf%20forms/Employment%20Notices/HSU%20SPF%20Equal%20Opportunity%20Employment-Affirmative%20Action%20Policy.pdf). 

For assistance with the application process, please submit an 
Accommodation Request Form which can be found here 
(http://www2.humboldt.edu/forms/node/336) or call the SPF Interim 
Compliance Support Coordinator at (707) 826-5159. A background check 
(including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily 
before any candidate can be offered this position within HSU SPF. 
Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the 
application status of applicants or continued employment of current HSU 
SPF employees who apply for this position.  Compensation: Approximately 
$18.46 to $22.83 per hour depending on experience and responsibilities. 
Field site housing provided. This is a full-time, fully benefited 
position.  To Apply: Applicants must submit: 1) a SIGNED cover letter 
which includes the exact job title listed above; 2) résumé; and 3) names 
and phone numbers of two professional references 4) and an Employee 
Information Form. For further information please contact CASSIE BEDNAR 
(PH: 510-792-0222 x225 or EM: Cassie.bednar AT humboldt.edu). NO EMAIL 
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Send completed application to: CASSIE 
BEDNAR ATTN: Wildlife Tech c/o U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service San 
Francisco Bay NWRC 1 Marshlands Road Fremont, CA 94555 USA

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs 
Foundation.  Location: Sacramento, CA.  Duration: Mid-February through 
June 2017.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 9. Application 
Deadline: 6 Jan 2017.  Job Description: Project Name: Species Stressor 
Monitoring (S3137) Supervisor: Barbara Clucas Job Summary: Nine (9) 
Research Technicians will be hired through a contract with Humboldt 
State University Sponsored Programs Foundation to support the California 
Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) “Terrestrial Species Stressor 
Monitoring” project. The goal of this project is to monitor terrestrial 
wildlife populations (including birds, mammals, reptiles, & amphibians) 
and their vulnerability to drought and other stressors. Under the 
general direction of CDFW Project Managers, technicians will work as 
part of a resource assessment team responsible for implementing field 
surveys at selected sites throughout the Great Valley and Mojave Desert 
Ecoregions of California. Training will take place in Sacramento, CA 
during late February/early March 2017. Field work will occur from March 
through June 2017, and may require working over 40 hours/week, 
Monday-Friday, and will require extensive travel. Teams will be assigned 
to either the Great Valley or Mojave Desert for the duration of the 
field season. Duties: Typical duties include, but are not limited to, 
the following: • Test, calibrate, and maintain field sampling equipment, 
including infrared camera traps and digital acoustic recorders • Assess 
potential sampling sites for suitability and access • Safely perform 
strenuous field work, including driving and hiking long distances over 
rugged terrain in extreme weather conditions, carrying heavy equipment 
(up to 50 lbs), 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 • 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 regularly with CDFW Project Managers and 
field personnel regarding project logistics, completion status, 
equipment needs, personnel issues, and safety concerns • Communicate 
effectively and professionally with landowners, agency representatives, 
and the general public • Travel to study sites for up to a week at a 
time throughout the field season (March-June), including camping in 
remote locations • Other related duties as assigned  Qualifications: 
Minimum Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or a 
closely-related field of study from an accredited four-year college or 
university; OR • One to two years of experience and/or training in 
biological surveying, field sampling, studying/evaluating wildlife 
populations and habitats, or other related fields • Valid driver’s 
license and safe driving record Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • 
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 and rough terrain, 
while carrying heavy equipment • Strong organizational skills and 
proficiency using common computer software programs (e.g., spreadsheets, 
word processing, databases, electronic mail) • Experience conducting 
camera trap surveys and interpreting camera trap data • Experience 
conducting bioacoustic monitoring • 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 identifying terrestrial mammal and 
bat species and/or conducting surveys for these species. Familiarity 
with California Central Valley and/or Mojave Desert species 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 • Experience driving 4x4 vehicles 
in rugged terrain  Compensation: $15/hour, Non-Exempt. This is a 
temporary, full-time, benefited position. Anticipated start date is 
February 13, 2016.  To Apply: To apply, submit a cover letter, 
CV/resume, and contact information for three (3) references, along with 
the HSU SPF Employee Information Form for Applicants (available at 
https://www2.humboldt.edu/forms/node/1084), to (EM: misty.nelson AT 
wildlife.ca.gov). Please include your last name and the job title in the 
subject line. If you have any questions regarding this position, please 
call or email MISTY NELSON (PH: 916-445-3635 or EM: misty.nelson AT 
wildlife.ca.gov). Application review begins December 27, 2016. 
Position(s) will remain open until filled. Humboldt State University 
Sponsored Programs Foundation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity 
Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard 
to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, 
gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic 
information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected 
veteran status, or any other legally protected status. More information 
about HSU SPF’s Equal Employment Opportunity hiring can be found at 

http://www2.humboldt.edu/hsuf/pdf%20forms/Employment%20Notices/HSU%20SPF%20Equal%20Opportunity%20Employment-Affirmative%20Action%20Policy.pdf. 

For assistance with the application process, please submit an 
Accommodation Request Form which can be found at 
http://www2.humboldt.edu/forms/node/336 or call the SPF Interim 
Compliance Support Coordinator at (PH: 707-826-5159).

SOUTHWESTERN WILLOW FLYCATCHER FIELD TECHNICIANS  at SWCA Environmental 
Consultants  Website: 

https://careers-swca.icims.com/jobs/9851/southwestern-willow-flycatcher-field-technicians/job 

Location: Flagstaff, AZ. Number of Openings: 9. Job Type: Temporary.  
Job Description: About the opportunity SWCA Environmental Consultants is 
seeking Field Technicians to support the Flagstaff, Arizona office’s 
Southwestern Willow Flycatcher studies in southern Nevada and along the 
lower Colorado River between Lake Mead and Yuma, Arizona. These are 
temporary, hourly positions. Start date for all positions is early May 
2017 and is non-negotiable; end dates range from late July to mid-August 
2017. 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. 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: Job 
Requirements: *A minimum of one (1) field season of avian research 
*Banders: extensive prior experience mist netting and banding passerine 
birds (250+ individuals) *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 Preferred Skills and 
Experience: *Experience with willow flycatchers, nest monitoring of 
open-cup passerines, and identification of southwestern U.S. riparian 
birds *Banders: independent extraction and processing of 500+ 
passerines; experience banding endangered species and target netting 
*Experience using ATVs and towing a trailer

GRADUATE POSITION - NORTHERN GOSHAWK POPULATION ECOLOGY  at Utah State 
University.  Website: http://www.usu.edu  Location: Logan and Vernal, 
Utah, USA.  Duration: 5 years in pursuit of PhD.  Job Type: Student.  
Application Deadline: 16 Jan 2017.  Job Description: The Williams and 
Sullivan labs in the Department of Biology in the College of Science at 
Utah State University, in collaboration with the Ashley National Forest, 
are seeking a graduate student (Ph.D.) interested in documenting 
population dynamics of Northern Goshawk on the forest, pending funding. 
The applicant will apply population ecology, molecular or isotopic 
analyses, animal behavior, and wildlife management skills to document 
population dynamics and factors influencing these dynamics. The 
applicant is expected to: take leadership of projects and supervise a 
crew of two technicians; monitor nest occupancy and fledgling success 
visually and with callback technique, genetically determine and track 
individuals, determine outside recruitment and effective population 
size, and perform a molecular diet analysis; make field observations 
according to protocol (including habitat analysis), collect and enter 
data, perform statistical analyses, and publish in peer-reviewed 
journals. Field work for this position is extensive and applicants must 
possess the physical fitness to hike several miles a day with a 30 lb. 
backpack in remote mountainous country and have the willingness and 
ability to learn off-trail navigation with a map, compass, and GPS unit. 
Applicants must be capable of working independently and with others. 
During the field season the incumbent spends considerable time outdoors 
where he/she will encounter variable weather conditions and exposure to 
insects. Applicants must also be willing to work long (and sometimes 
inconsistent) hours in the field, have a strong work ethic and 
enthusiasm, be able to tolerate harsh field conditions, and have the 
ability to collect precise and accurate data. Applicants must hold a 
valid state driver’s license and the ability to safely operate a 4WD 
vehicle. Applicants may be required to perform surveys for additional 
species of concern as part of their field duties.  Qualifications: 
Minimum Qualifications: •Experience identifying raptors •Demonstrated 
experience working in the field •Demonstrated excellent written and oral 
communication skills •Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills 
•Demonstrated excellent quantitative skills •Ability to follow safety 
regulations •Ability to meet admission requirements of the Department of 
Biology, Utah State University, including the minimum GRE Scores and the 
requirements for a BS or equivalent completed by May 2017 Preferred 
Qualifications: •Professional raptor identification and survey 
experience •Experience working with Northern Goshawks •Data entry and 
analysis experience •Experience with habitat and potential prey 
identification •Experience with GIS  Compensation: A Research Assistant 
stipend for four field seasons and two semesters will be complimented by 
a Teaching Assistantship. Research support for molecular work is also 
budgeted. Utah State University offers a variety of other competitive 
funding sources in support of research and travel to professional 
conferences.  To Apply: Expected start date is May 2017. Applications 
will be reviewed and considered as soon as they are submitted. The 
position may be filled before the due date. If you are interested in 
this position please contact Dr. BECKY WILLIAMS (EM: becky.williams AT 
usu.edu). Please include in your email your research background and 
interests; a CV; unofficial transcripts; GRE scores; and the names, 
titles, contact information, and relationship to the applicant for two 
professional references.

NATURAL RESOURCES TECH II  at Clemson University.  Website: 
http://www.Click2Apply.net/krbng38pdx  Location: Mobile, AL. Duration: 
April 2017-August 2017.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 1 
Feb 2017.  Job Description: JOB SUMMARY: This position is as a Wildlife 
Technician assisting a graduate student on a project examining the 
reproductive ecology, nest success, and diet of Brown Pelicans in the 
northern Gulf of Mexico. Fieldwork will take place at an active Brown 
Pelican colony in Mobile Bay, Alabama. Assessing the factors that 
influence nest success will allow for managers to make better decisions 
to increase populations. JOB DUTIES: 45% - Essential - Observe birds: 
Uses bands in order to identify individuals and record their behaviors, 
such as resting, nesting, moving, fighting, eating, etc. 25% - Essential 
- Field equipment: Uses and maintains temperatures loggers, cameras, and 
weather instruments in the field in order to assess environmental 
factors. 15% - Essential - Bands pelican chicks: Puts metal and color 
bands on the legs of chicks in order to identify individuals. 15% - 
Essential - Collects diet samples: Gets regurgitated materials from 
chicks and assessing species composition and biomass from the samples 
CLOSING STATEMENT: Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not 
discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, 
disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual 
orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University 
is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working 
in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from 
minorities and women.  Qualifications: MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A high 
school diploma and related experience in environmental quality control 
programs or wildlife/fisheries management programs. An associate degree 
in a related technical area may be substituted for the required work 
experience. PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree - In natural 
resources, wildlife biology, environmental science, or a related field.  
Compensation: WORK SCHEDULE: Standard Hrs: 40; Band: 03 ($10.62 - 
$14.57).  To Apply: Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/krbng38pdx 
Questions: (EM: rstreke AT g.clemson.edu or strekerr AT gmail.com).

BREEDING BIRD SURVEY TECHNICIANS at USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife 
Research Center.  Website: http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/  Location: Glasgow 
and Malta, MT.  Duration: May 08, 2017 to July 22, 2017. Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 6. Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017.  Job 
Description: Breeding Bird Survey technicians are needed approximately 
May 08 – Jul 22, 2017 for a study of grassland use and abundance of 
breeding birds in north central Montana. Study sites will be located in 
Glasgow and Malta, Montana. Pay is $15-$17 per hour depending on 
experience. Housing will be provided. No pets or firearms are allowed in 
government housing. Primary duties will include visual and auditory 
surveys of a variety of grassland species. Field data will be error 
checked and then entered into a computer database using MS Excel or MS 
Access. Applicants must have an interest in avian biology and grassland 
ecology, and strong bird visual and auditory ID skills. Willingness to 
work irregular hours are desirable, as are skills with operation of 
large 4-wheel-drive pickup trucks, GPS units; familiarity with GIS, 
aerial photographs, topographic maps and maintaining computer databases. 
They must also be willing to begin field work during early morning hours 
and work in conditions that may occasionally be quite cool or warm and 
may encounter biting insects.  Qualifications: Preference will be given 
to applicants with strong visual and auditory bird ID skills. Keen 
interest in grassland ecology and willingness to work irregular hours 
are desirable, as are skills with operation of 4-wheel-drive pickup 
trucks, GPS units; familiarity with GIS, aerial photographs, topographic 
maps and maintaining computer databases (MS Excel, MS Access). Selectee 
must provide a valid driver's license and safe driving record. Work will 
be conducted under harsh field conditions, with significant travel 
potentially being necessary. Technician must be able to negotiate 
difficult terrain on foot, including walking through tall grassland 
vegetation while carrying field gear. Extended hours and work during 
early mornings will be necessary. Surveys will be conducted during early 
morning hours. Some office work will be required to maintain field 
records and conduct data entry. Most work will be conducted 
independently. Successful applicants will be hired through USGS Student 
Service Contracts. To qualify for student service contracts, applicants 
must be currently enrolled at a college or university, or recently 
graduated (<1year).  Compensation: $15-$17 hr. Housing included  To 
Apply: Please send a resume, transcripts, diploma (graduate) and contact 
information for 3 references to: THOMAS BUHL (EM: tbuhl AT usgs.gov). 
Resume should highlight the specific qualifications mentioned in the 
posting (e.g. experience with bird surveys and ID). Late applications 
may or may not be considered depending on position availability.

SEASONAL AVIAN ECOLOGIST  at University of Georgia.  Website: 
http://www.coweeta.uga.edu  Location: Otto, NC  Duration: 3 months. Job 
Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 1 Feb 
2017.  Job Description: SEASONAL AVIAN ECOLOGIST (2) needed for a 
long-term study of Black-throated Blue Warblers at the Coweeta 
Hydrologic Laboratory in the Southern Appalachians of North Carolina. 
Research focuses on the effects of climatic variation on avian 
demography along an elevation gradient. Duties include: nest 
searching/monitoring, banding, insect and vegetation sampling, and data 
entry. Position requires good color vision, the ability to hike and work 
alone in rugged terrain and variable weather conditions, and an interest 
in avian ecology. Position also necessitates attention to detail, 
self-motivation, and a positive attitude for long days in the field with 
biting insects. Field work begins mid to late April and lasts until mid 
July.  Qualifications: Applicants should have prior experience in 
finding and monitoring songbird nests. Experience banding small 
songbirds is also a plus. Compensation: A stipend of $1200-$1600 per 
month, commensurate with experience, will be provided in addition to 
housing.   To apply, send a cover letter, resume and a list of three 
references to RYAN CHITWOOD (EM: 11rchit AT uga.edu). Applications will 
be considered as they are received.

EDUCATION MANAGER  at Audubon Center for Birds of Prey.  Website: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3035/education-manager/job 
Location: Maitland, FL.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent. 
Application Deadline: 31 Dec 2016.  Job Description: Audubon Center for 
Birds of Prey is an urban environmental center located in Maitland, 
Florida. The Center is focused on the conservation of Florida’s 
environment through the protection of Florida’s raptors and habitat, 
outreach and education initiatives and citizen science. Reporting to the 
Center Director, the Education Manager creates and supervises day-to-day 
operations associated with a range of education and public outreach 
programs including Audubon’s Eagle eyes programs, tours, special events 
and a newly launched water conservation program (Water For Florida’s 
Future). Responsibilities include: curriculum design; scheduling, 
program delivery, and evaluation; support for grant proposals and 
reports, and supervision of education/outreach volunteers. The Education 
Manager works with Center staff to develop education, outreach and 
engagement activities that integrate and support Audubon Florida’s 
conservation goals and National Audubon Society's strategic plan. S/he 
develops relationships with local and regional teachers, schools, 
funders and other organizations and individuals to help broaden the 
Center’s base of support and involvement with Audubon. Essential 
Functions: •Plans, schedules and delivers Audubon’s education programs 
including Eagle Eyes programs, tours, summer camp, off-site 
presentations, special events and a newly created Water for Florida’s 
Future program. •Develops age-appropriate curriculum and implements 
programs that reflect Audubon’s strategic goals and local conservation 
issues. •Recruits, trains, supervises and mentors education docents, 
volunteers and Water Conservation messengers. •Evaluates program 
effectiveness using best practices of the environmental education 
profession. Oversees quality of visitor experience and collaborates with 
Center staff to develop messaging and exhibit content in order to 
improve guest experience. •Collaborates with Center Director and other 
education team members to prepare strategic marketing materials and 
media communications. Responsible for managing the Center’s social media 
sites and communications, including the Center’s Facebook, Instagram, 
and Twitter pages. •Develops working relationship with glove trained 
birds of prey to use in educational programs. •Collaborates with Center 
Program Manager to raise funds needed to support education/outreach 
programs. Assists with grant writing and project budgets for specific 
education grant requests and/or fundraising events. •As needed, prepares 
Center materials including program summaries, newsletters, brochures, 
proposals, reports and other documents. •Helps build the Audubon 
community by involving diverse communities and constituents.  
Qualifications: •Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Sciences, Environmental 
Education, or related field. Familiarity with local/state education 
standards, as well as working knowledge of education and conservation 
issues, also required. Master’s Degree in a related field preferred. 
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the 
demonstrated ability to prepare and deliver presentations to diverse 
audiences and age groups. •3-5 years' professional experience developing 
education curriculum, engaging in public speaking and coordinating 
presenting programs in formal or non-formal setting required. Direct 
teaching experience is strongly preferred. •Must have strong writing and 
organizational skills, and be able to multi-task and juggle changing 
priorities. •Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, to include 
Word, Excel and Publisher. Experience with social media platforms 
strongly desired. •Experience with web design using Drupal desired. 
•Must be self-motivated, possess sound judgment and decision making 
skills, while following directions and bringing new ideas to the table. 
•Ability to work with a team, as well as independently, with a can-do 
and positive attitude. Other characteristics include: friendly, 
respectful, collaborative, a good listener and communicator, honesty and 
enthusiasm. •Raptor handling experience is preferred but not required. 
•Must have flexible schedule with the ability to work evenings and 
weekends and travel as necessary. •A passion for conservation, 
education, and the mission of the National Audubon Society. •Must have a 
valid driver's license.  Compensation: Based on experience.  To Apply: 
Apply online at 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3035/education-manager/job

GRASSLAND SONGBIRD SURVEY TECHNICIAN  at Montana State University. 
Location: Malta, MT.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 5.  Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017.  Job Description: 
Grassland Songbird Survey Technicians needed for a study assessing 
habitat quality for grassland songbirds in Northern Montana mixed grass 
prairie near Malta, MT. The project will run from May 10th into late 
July. The purpose of this study will be to collect data quantifying 
habitat quality for four species of grassland songbird: Baird’s Sparrow, 
Sprague’s Pipit, Chestnut-collared Longspur, and McCown’s Longspur. 
Field work will consist of point counts, nest searching and monitoring 
by rope dragging, and vegetation surveys.  Qualifications: Applicants 
should have experience identifying western songbirds by sight and sound, 
preference will be given to candidates who have previous nest searching 
experience, especially those with previous experience with grassland 
birds. Technicians will be working in pairs with limited supervision, so 
must be comfortable both working in groups and independently. Applicants 
must be in good physical condition, able to work long hours, walk long 
distances while carrying field equipment, in extremely variable climates 
with biting insects. Applicants should be comfortable using and 
navigating by handheld GPS unit. Applicants must have a valid driver’s 
license and clean driving record.  Compensation: Pay will be 
$1800/month. Housing for the duration of the field season will be 
provided, as will work vehicles for transport between the field house 
and field sites. Transportation to and from Northern Montana at the 
beginning and end of the field season will not be provided.  To Apply: 
Please email one document that includes both a cover letter and a resume 
or CV to john.pulliam AT montana.edu. Use “Grassland Songbird Technician 
Application” in the subject line of the email. The cover letter should 
explain why you are interested in the project and why your background 
and skills make you a good fit for the position. The resume/CV should 
have the names and contact info for at least three references. Please 
include your first and last name in the document title. The application 
deadline is January 31st, 2017, but applications will be reviewed as 
they are received so those interested are encouraged to apply early.

SEASONAL FIELD TECHNICIAN FOR SEABIRD ECOLOGY/RESTORATION PROJECT AT 
EAST SAND ISLAND  at Oregon State University.  Website: 
http://www.birdresearchnw.org.  Location: Astoria, Oregon. Duration: 
March 06 to July 31, 2017.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. 
Application Deadline: 8 Jan 2017.  Job Description: The Department of 
Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University has openings for 3 
Field Technicians 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 19 years. Current studies include on-colony 
behavioral and productivity observations, ground and aerial surveys to 
determine nesting and foraging distribution, leg banding/band 
re-sighting, 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 technicians 
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 positions to be based out of 
Astoria, Oregon. DATES: Full-time seasonal positions with anticipated 
starting date of March 6, 2017. Anticipated ending date is July 31, 
2017. Position may be extended past the anticipated end date. DUTIES: 
Field technicians will assist with the implementation and monitoring of 
the US Army Corps of Engineers Avian Predation Management using passive 
and active dissuasion to restrict Caspian tern nesting on East Sand 
Island, near Astoria, Oregon in order to reduce avian predation on ESA 
listed salmonids in the Columbia River system. Additional duties require 
operating motorboats and collecting field data for on-going Caspian tern 
studies at the site. 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. Each 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. Some camping on East Sand Island will be required. 
Field Technicians may be asked to participate in aerial surveys of 
nesting seabirds. In addition to the duties listed above, all employees 
will assist with field site preparation and maintenance, including 
installation and maintenance of the field camp infrastructure, 
observation blinds, and passive nest dissuasion materials. Duties can be 
physically demanding at times. Selected candidates may also provide 
support to ongoing 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 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 for experience 
conducting wildlife management, knowledge of boat operation, seabird 
behavior, 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 are 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 candidate 
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_2017_ESI_Field Tech. MS word files preferred. For 
full consideration apply by January 8, 2017. SUBMIT TO: PETER LOSCHL and 
TIM LAWES (EM: avian.jobs AT oregonstate.edu) with subject line: seabird 
2017 ESI 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.

FIELD TECHNICIAN - WETLAND BIRDS  at Iowa State University. Location: 
North-central Iowa.  Duration: 4 months (March 13 - July 20, 2017).  Job 
Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2017. Job Description: One 
(1) seasonal biological technician is needed to help with a study 
looking at avian richness and abundance in restored Iowa wetlands from 
March 13 to (approximately) July 20, 2017. These wetlands are being 
created and monitored through the Shallow Lakes Monitoring Program 
initiated by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Applicants will 
work as part of a graduate research project surveying spring migrating 
and breeding birds and wetland vegetation. Specific job duties include 
(but are not limited to) bird surveys using visual and auditory cues, 
conducting wetland vegetation surveys, and data entry. Field work will 
be conducted throughout north and north-central Iowa, so applicants must 
be willing and able to drive long distances in a university vehicle, 
wade through chest high water, and be responsible for field equipment. 
Applicants must also have the physical ability to work long hours 
outdoors, walk long distances, and carry field equipment in rough 
terrain.  Qualifications: Applicants must have graduated from college 
(or be on break between semesters) with a bachelor’s degree in (or 
pursuing a degree in) wildlife ecology, biology, or another closely 
related natural resource field. Applicants should also have experience 
conducting bird surveys, and preference will be given to those with 
experience in wetland bird surveys. Applicants will be expected to 
identify both migrating and resident birds (waterfowl, shorebirds, etc.) 
throughout Iowa. We will provide training on the identification of 
wetland plants, but experience with this is a plus. Qualified applicants 
must be able to work independently or as part of a team and in variable 
weather conditions, record data legibly and accurately, and be at least 
18 years old. Applicants must also have a valid driver’s license and be 
able to pass ISU’s Motor Vehicle Record Check.  Compensation: Hourly pay 
is $11 for 40 hours/week. There is no overtime pay, but some weeks may 
require 50-60 hours of work. Housing and a university vehicle will be 
provided. There is a possibility for more work after July 20, but no 
later than July 31.  To Apply: Please email a single document to RACHEL 
VANAUSDALL (EM: rvanausd AT iastate.edu). That file must include a cover 
letter, current CV/resume, and the names and contact information for at 
least three references. Review of applications will begin immediately. 
This position will be open until 5 p.m. on January 15, 2017 or until a 
suitable applicant is found.

Subject: Birdjobs -- December 12, 2016 -- part 2
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2016 21:42:23 -0500
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BIOLOGIST at National Audubon Society - Audubon Mississippi. Website: 
http://ms.audubon.org  Location: Moss Point, MS.  Duration: Open.  Job 
Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 6 Jan 2017.  Job Description: 
The Biologist will play a dynamic role and lead applied science efforts 
for the AMCBSP. S/He will be responsible for research and survey design, 
implementing monitoring of breeding, migrating, and wintering species, 
and analyses of resulting data; specifically focused on coastal water 
species (shorebirds, terns, etc.). Additionally, the Biologist will work 
with the Program Manager to develop strategies and secure funding for 
the program and build relationships with community, government, and 
academic partners. Reporting to the AMCBSP Manager and working closely 
with Audubon Mississippi and Gulf staff, the Biologist will align the 
project’s goals and activities with state and regional conservation and 
outreach programs and goals to help deliver and document conservation 
and outreach impact at scale. Please include a cover letter in your 
application Essential Functions: Science Coordination Working closely 
with Audubon staff (including other offices) and partners, design avian 
field studies including monitoring, research, and outreach projects. 
Initiate research necessary to understand outcomes from and improve 
effectiveness of monitoring, stewardship, and habitat management. Manage 
field data, develop databases as necessary, and perform analyses. 
Compile, analyze, and report conclusions on all data collected to 
advance the Audubon Mississippi’s Coastal Bird Stewardship Program’s 
conservation priorities. In collaboration with the AMCBS Program 
Director and others, lead and assist in the writing of technical reports 
and scientific manuscripts. Manage and apply for field work permits; 
ensure permit conditions are adhered to. Staff/Volunteer Leadership 
Recruit, train, mentor, and manage field technicians and other staff as 
assigned. In coordination with the Volunteer Manager and Biological 
Technicians, coordinate the work of as many as six volunteer 
coordinators that aid in monitoring activities at sites across the 
Mississippi Gulf Coast. Cooperatively work with program staff to develop 
and implement a volunteer training program focused on proper monitoring, 
stewardship, and habitat management protocols. With technicians, 
maintain vehicles and all assigned field gear. Program Development Work 
with program staff to develop and implement goals and plans for the 
program. Assist Program Manager with pursuing funding opportunities. 
Cultivate and maintain productive working relationships with internal 
and external stakeholders including other Audubon offices and chapters, 
state and federal agencies, other non-governmental organizations, and 
community and government leaders. Assist state, regional, and national 
communication and outreach staff to develop and deliver compelling 
messages, releases, publicity and reporting about the project, both 
verbally and in writing.  Qualifications: Master’s degree or higher in 
Ornithology, Avian Ecology, Biology, Natural Sciences, or related field 
required; equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of education. 
5+ years of applied field science experience is required, with 
demonstrated success with bird monitoring including point and transect 
counts and nest searches; 3-5 years experience managing staff and/or 
volunteers. Demonstrated experience in survey design and proven 
experience using statistical techniques for analyzing bird data (eg. 
distance sampling, capture-mark-recapture, other demographic modeling 
approaches, spatial and movement analyses, etc). Knowledge in the 
identification and ecology of a variety of waterbirds: wading birds, 
shorebirds, seabirds, waterfowl and marshbirds as well as passerines, 
raptors, and other species that may utilize the littoral coastal zone. 
Working knowledge of coastal and estuarine habitats including coastal 
wetlands, dredge-spoil, sandy beach, etc, Northern Gulf Coast, a plus. 
Demonstrated knowledge of bird monitoring protocols and methods for 
recording, assessment, and reporting of monitoring data, including the 
use of electronic reporting portals (eBird). Demonstrated success in 
managing volunteers. Demonstrated ability to partner with key 
stakeholders, such as community and agency personnel. Ability to think 
strategically and creatively, while managing multiple tasks, meeting 
deadlines and operating in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Excellent 
interpersonal, written and communication skills, and ability to work as 
part of a team. Must have a collaborative nature. Willingness to work 
long hours in harsh field conditions (sun, heat, cold, biting insects, 
wading in water or mud), sometimes alone. Ability to lift and carry over 
equipment (eg. tripod and spotting scope and/or other materials) while 
walking long distances (at least two miles) with or without 
accommodation. Willingness to work evenings and weekends as the job 
demands and be available for overnight travel as needed. Grant writing a 
plus. Master banding permit or ability to obtain. Must have a valid 
Driver’s License, experience with boats desired but not required. 
Compensation: commensurate with experience.  To Apply: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2982/biologist/job

AVIAN TECHNICIAN  at The Nature Conservancy / Smithsonian Institute 
Migratory Bird Center.  Location: Santa Cruz Island, CA.  Duration: 12 + 
weeks; starts mid-February.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. 
Application Deadline: 31 Dec 2016.  Job Description: Three positions are 
available for an ecological study of endemic Island Scrub-Jays on Santa 
Cruz Island, California. Current research focuses on this species’ life 
history, population biology, and behavior. The job will involve finding 
and monitoring nests, assisting with bird capture and banding, 
quantifying bird behavior, radio-tracking, mapping territories, 
collecting nest vegetation data, and conducting point-counts. Additional 
duties may arise throughout the field season.  Qualifications: • Prior 
experience in finding and monitoring passerine nests • Proficiency in 
netting, banding, and taking blood samples from passerines • Good color 
vision • Able to work alone and hike long distances in rugged and steep 
terrain • Able to live in a communal setting on an island with limited 
access to the mainland • Valid U.S. driver’s license • Ability to drive 
a standard transmission 4x4 vehicle confidently on steep, unimproved 
dirt roads a plus  Compensation: $2000 per month + housing, internet, 
and utilities.  To Apply: Send one file containing a cover letter, CV, 
and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of two references to: 
(EM: mhague AT uwyo.edu) as a single PDF with the subject header “ISSJ 
Spring 2017”

PHD ASSISTANTSHIP ON WADING BIRD RESOURCE SELECTION: FLORIDA ATLANTIC 
UNIVERSITY  at Florida Atlantic University.  Website: 
http://www.science.fau.edu/biology/gawliklab/  Location: Boca Raton, 
FL.  Duration: 3 years.  Job Type: Student.  Application Deadline: 5 Jan 
2017.  Job Description: Successful applicant will join an active lab at 
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) conducting research on wetland birds 
and the aquatic ecosystems that support them. The PhD candidate will 
develop a project that is complementary to long-term studies of wading 
bird prey community dynamics, foraging and nesting ecology of wading 
birds, and restoration of the Everglades ecosystem(see lab web page for 
details). Of particular interest is the linkage between the aquatic prey 
communities in the Everglades and adjacent urban ecosystem, and dynamic 
resource selection by wading birds. In the course of their research, 
students will be exposed to the process of using science to guide one of 
the nation’s most comprehensive wetland ecosystem restoration projects. 
Positions are based on FAU’s main campus in Boca Raton, Florida. Boca 
Raton is located between the Everglades and an extensive coral reef 
tract, two of Florida’s most unique natural features. FAU has over 
30,000 students and a Carnegie Classification of High Research Activity. 
Successful applicant will start in August 2017.  Qualifications: 
Applicants must have an MS degree and evidence of good scientific 
writing. Applicants should have experience in avian ecology, wetlands, 
or wildlife science, possess a good analytical mind, a strong sense of 
curiosity, and a demonstrated ability to work well in teams.  
Compensation: 20,050/year with tuition waiver.  To Apply: Applicants 
should send as a single pdf, a letter of interest indicating their 
qualifications and career goals, CV, transcripts, GRE scores (unofficial 
copies will suffice), and the names and contact information for 3 
references to DALE GAWLIK (EM: dgawlik AT fau.edu PH: 561-297-3333).

MEXICAN SPOTTED OWL FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Bird Conservancy of the 
Rockies.  Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org  Location: Arizona and 
New Mexico.  Duration: 3.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 9. Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2017.  Job Description: The 
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking to hire nine field 
technicians for a Mexican Spotted Owl monitoring project across Arizona 
and New Mexico. Field technicians will conduct nighttime surveys for 
Mexican Spotted Owls in National Forests. 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. The season begins in 
April and continues until mid-July. Work schedule will be 10 days on, 4 
days off. Qualifications: • Completion or progress towards a 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: $1,000/2 weeks  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_MSO2017_technician. Application review will begin 
January 3rd and continue until the positions are filled.

MEXICAN SPOTTED OWL ACOUSTIC TECHNICIAN  at Bird Conservancy of the 
Rockies.  Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org  Location: Arizona and 
New Mexico.  Duration: 3.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 1 Mar 2017.  Job Description: The Bird Conservancy of the 
Rockies is seeking to hire an acoustic technician to assist with a pilot 
study investigating the efficacy of using acoustic recorders to monitor 
Mexican Spotted Owls. The primary duty of the acoustic technician will 
be deploying and retrieving acoustic recorders in predetermined 
locations throughout Arizona and possibly New Mexico. If needed, the 
acoustic technician will also conduct nighttime surveys for Mexican 
Spotted Owls in National Forests. Applicants should be comfortable 
working alone in backcountry settings as well as 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. The season begins in April and continues until 
mid-July. Work schedule will be 10 days on, 4 days off. Qualifications: 
Basic qualifications: • Completion or progress towards a 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 for 10 day periods • Enthusiasm for 
spending 3.5 months in beautiful forests and canyons Additional 
qualifications for acoustic technician position: • Experience with 
acoustic monitoring • Ability to work alone and independent of direct 
supervision  Compensation: $880-1,200/2 weeks, depending on experience  
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_MSO2017_acoustic. If you 
would also like to be considered for a regular field technician 
position, please state so in your cover letter. Application review will 
begin January 3rd and continue until the position is filled.

MEXICAN SPOTTED OWL CREW LEADER  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.  
Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org  Location: Arizona and New 
Mexico.  Duration: 3.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 
2. Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2017.  Job Description: The Bird 
Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking to hire two crew leaders for a 
Mexican Spotted Owl monitoring project across Arizona and New Mexico. 
Each crew leader will oversee the scheduling and logistics of five 
technicians, interface with Forest Service biologists, and maintain 
thorough communications with the project manager. In addition, crew 
leaders will conduct nighttime surveys for Mexican Spotted Owls in 
National Forests. 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. The season begins in late March and continues until 
mid-July. Work schedule will be 10 days on, 4 days off.  Qualifications: 
Basic 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 Additional qualifications for 
crew leader positions: • Prior leadership experience • Exceptional 
organization • Professional communication for interacting with Forest 
Service biologists and updating project leader • Ability to manage field 
logistics and crew schedules Compensation: $1,200/2 weeks  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_MSO2017_leader. If you would be 
willing to be considered for a technician position, please state so in 
the cover letter. Application review will begin in January 3rd and 
continue until the positions are filled.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, BIOLOGY  at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.  
Website: http://www.utrgv.edu  Location: Edinburg, TX. Duration: open.  
Job Type: Professor.  Application Deadline: 31 Dec 2016.  Job 
Description: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) seeks to 
fill a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Avian Physiology or 
Endocrinology. The successful candidate will have high quality 
publications and a demonstrated potential to construct an 
extramurally-funded, cutting edge research program in Avian Physiology 
or Endocrinology. The successful candidate’s research will complement 
the faculty’s existing strengths in ornithology, avian ecology and 
conservation. We are especially interested in candidates who take 
advantage of the unique resources and biogeographic location of UTRGV. 
The area is located along three major transcontinental migration flyways 
and is one of the most southern and subtropical regions in the 
continental U.S., offering a unique opportunity to study endocrine or 
physiological adaptations of birds, especially migration physiology and 
or developmental mechanisms that help understand patterns of northward 
advancement of resident tropical bird species. The successful candidate 
will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, possibly including 
Freshman Biology, Biological Communication, and courses in their area of 
interest/expertise. The Biology Department at UTRGV welcomes new 
research activities, research collaborations among its faculty, and is 
committed to quality research and teaching at the undergraduate and 
graduate levels.  Qualifications: Ph.D. in Biology or closely related 
area from an accredited university. Background in avian physiology or 
endocrinology with a strong commitment to research and teaching 
excellence, mentorship of students and service to the community. 
Postdoctoral research experience is preferred. Compensation: 
commensurate with qualifications and experience.  To Apply: go to: 
https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/search and search for posting number 
FRGV0551

GRASSLAND BIRD RESEARCH TECHNICIANS  at Emporia State University. 
Website: http://www.emporia.edu/  Location: Kansas.  Duration: 22 May – 
29 July 2017.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 13. Application 
Deadline: 10 Feb 2017.  Job Description: Assist research team studying 
grassland bird responses to cattle grazing and plant diversity in CRP 
grasslands of Kansas from 22 May – 29 July 2017. Two types of positions 
available (note position of interest in cover letter of application): 
(1) Two individuals to perform transect surveys of adult birds by sight 
and sound. Experience with bird surveys strongly desired. (2) Eleven 
individuals to assist with nest searching and monitoring. Experience 
with nest monitoring desired. For all positions: Must be able to work 
independently and with a team, be cordial to landowners, and tolerant of 
hot weather, physical labor, early starts, long hours, 6-day work weeks, 
and living in close quarters. Housing and field vehicles provided. 
Qualifications: Academic training in biology / ecology. Preferred 
applicants will have experience with bird / nest surveys and be able to 
tolerate demanding schedules and field conditions.  Compensation: $4400 
/ 10-week season  To Apply: Email a cover letter (noting position of 
interest) and CV with 3 references to Dr. WILLIAM E. JENSEN (EM: 
wjensen1 AT emporia.edu) or send via postal mail to Dr. Jensen in the 
Department of Biological Sciences, Campus Box 4050, Emporia State 
University, 1 Kellogg Ave., Emporia, KS 66801.

ALPINE SONGBIRD TECHNICIAN  at University of Wyoming / Wyoming 
Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.  Website: 
http://wyocoopunit.org/projects/habitat-relationships-of-the-black-rosy-finch 
Location: Wyoming.  Duration: ~15 wks starting in mid-late May.  Job 
Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 31 Jan 
2017.  Job Description: Two positions are available for an alpine 
songbird study being conducted in Wyoming. Aims of this project include 
investigating Black Rosy-Finch habitat associations, distribution and 
life history. Work includes backpacking 40-60+ miles per week across 
mountain ranges from May-September. Transects are conducted at 
10,000-13,000’, with bird and nest site locations recorded along with 
habitat information. Technicians (and crew lead) are expected to enter 
data on a weekly basis, with an additional paid week at the end of the 
season to proof entries. I am more interesting in an applicant’s strong 
interest in alpine/avian ecology, constructive attitude, and ability to 
operate safely alone in the mountains than climbing or skiing exploits. 
Long, irregular schedules with missing weekends and objective hazards in 
the field are standard. A professional attitude and strong work ethic 
are mandatory.  Qualifications: Ability to identify songbirds and 
raptors by sight and sound • Prior experience conducting songbird 
surveys (or equivalent knowledge) preferred • Good color vision • Good 
hearing • Preferably possessing a B.S. in wildlife or related field(s) • 
Proficiency in snow travel and avalanche awareness (EXPERIENCED 
backcountry skiers or mountaineers preferred) • Knowledge of rope 
systems preferred • Comfortable hiking, off-trail, at night, crossing 
swollen creeks, during changing conditions, in grizzly country, alone • 
Strong abilities in off trail forest and mountain navigation • 
Experience in use of map, compass and GPS • Ability to hike 40-60+ miles 
a week with heavy pack, unassisted, for fifteen weeks • Ability to leave 
camp at 3am, arrive on site by 5am, and to designated camp, solo each 
day, without exception • Ability to drive a standard transmission 4x4 
vehicle preferred • Ability to arrive with broken in boots and all 
required equipment. Compensation: $400-480/wk stipend.  To Apply: Send 
one file containing a cover letter addressing posted qualifications, CV, 
and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of two references to 
(EM: wyomingblrfproject AT gmail.com) as a single PDF titled 
“BLRF_APPLICANT_YOURNAME” with the email subject header “BLRF_2017”. 
Preference will be given to those who provide additional 
climbing/hiking/skiing references.

FULL-TIME ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERN  at Tracy Aviary.  Website: 
http://www.tracyaviary.org  Location: Salt Lake City, UT.  Duration: 3 
months.  Job Type: Intern.  Job Description: Internship begins February 
28, 2017 and ends no sooner than May 20, 2017. DUTIES This position 
provides hands-on training and experience with the fundamentals of 
environmental education best practices, lesson plan creation, program 
facilitation, and evaluation. Duties will primarily include: -Planning, 
developing materials, and facilitating interactive experiences, tours, 
scout workshops, and other educational programs for visitors at Tracy 
Aviary. -Preparing materials for and assisting in the facilitation of 
children’s spring break camp programs. -Providing off-site nature 
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 three 
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 Tuesday through 
Saturday. Schedule may occasionally change or require evening hours 
depending on program schedule. Interns must secure their own housing for 
the duration of the internship. There is a possibility of extending this 
internship for an additional three months, with an altered weekly 
schedule, at the discretion of the Director of Education and Education 
Manager.  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: $1200 stipend for 3 months 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, Education Manager (EM: annet AT tracyaviary.org).

HAWKCOUNTER  at Bradbury Mountain Raptor Research Project.  Website: 
http://www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com  Location: Pownal, ME. Duration: 2 
months  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 15 Dec 2016.  Job 
Description: HAWKCOUNTER needed to conduct the full-season spring raptor 
migration count at Bradbury Mountain State Park in south-central Maine 
from 15 Mar – 15 May, 2017. Expect some cold, windy, and slow days early 
on, with busy days of Broad-winged Hawks as the season progresses.  
Qualifications: Applicants must be adept at identifying eastern hawks, 
falcons, and eagles at a distance. Ability to identify non-raptor 
species helpful, though not a requirement. This site is popular with 
birding and non-birding visitors, so good communication skills are a 
must, along with an enthusiasm for repeatedly answering, “How do you 
know you’re not counting the same birds?” Counter must be able to 
provide own transportation for the 3-mile commute between the count site 
and housing.  Compensation: A stipend of $1375/month will be provided, 
plus free housing.  To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 
reference contacts to JEANNETTE and DEREK LOVITCH at (EM: 
freeportwildbird AT yahoo.com), or Bradbury Mtn Raptor Research Project, 
Freeport Wild Bird Supply, 541 US Route One, Suite 10, Freeport, ME 04032.

BARE-NECKED UMBRELLABIRD RESEARCH ASSISTANT  at Aula Global. Location: 
Monteverde, Costa Rica.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Intern. Number of 
Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2017. Job Description: Aula 
Global is seeking four individuals with a strong interest in avian 
research to assist in collecting breeding and behavioral data on the 
little know, severely endangered Bare-necked Umbrellabird (Cephalopterus 
glabricollis) in spring 2017 (March – June). Time commitment ranges from 
a minimum of 1 week up to 3 months. Our research takes place in Costa 
Rica at Aula Global Reserve, a private biological reserve not open to 
the general public. Candidates will work in the field in small teams or 
independently searching for male leks, nesting females, and feeding 
sites. Possible duties include intensive behavioral observations, nest 
monitoring, mist netting, bird handling (banding, measuring, fitting 
with radio transmitters), and data entry. Interns should expect days to 
begin before dawn walking the trails in search of displaying males, an 
activity rarely seen or documented. Qualifications: Interns must be 
self-motivated, well organized, able to work well in a small group or 
independently, tolerant of tropical weather conditions, and comfortable 
staying in semi-rustic living conditions. Applicants share dorm-style 
housing with bunk beds at the field station, which is located 8km from 
the nearest village, Santa Elena/Monteverde. This position can be 
physically demanding and applicants must be able to hike rough, steep 
terrain on or off trail. Priority will be given to applicants with 
experience in mist netting and banding birds and/or are fluent in 
Spanish. We provide necessary equipment for field activities, but 
applicants must provide their own binoculars/back pack/sleeping bag. 
Applicants must arrange their own transportation to Santa Elena (we will 
advise you on the options and costs). Program cost is $250 per week and 
covers onsite lodging, food, equipment use and transportation to and 
from the field site from Santa Elena/Montevede.  Compensation: n/a  To 
apply: send a cover letter and resume to SABRINA SALOME (EM: 
Sabrina AT ravenadventures.com). In the cover letter, indicate why you are 
interested in the project and your available dates.

FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Michigan State University, Dept. of Integrative 
Biology.  Website: https://clindell.natsci.msu.edu/  Location: 
Fennville, Michigan.  Duration: almost three months, May 8 through 
August 4, 2017.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application 
Deadline: 2 Jan 2017.  Job Description: Two technicians needed to work 
on a project on American kestrel use of, and activity around, nest boxes 
installed in fruit fields in western Michigan. Technicians will check 
nest boxes, band nestling kestrels, conduct observations of numerous 
species of foraging birds, take vegetation measurements, manage 
equipment and data, and interact with project personnel and fruit 
growers. Average of 40 hours a week; work schedule will depend on 
weather.  Qualifications: Applicants must have a strong work ethic and 
ability to execute directions, pay close attention to detail, be on time 
for all activities, be in excellent physical condition, able to 
comfortably lift and walk short distances with 30 pounds overhead, be 
able to work in heat and humidity with numerous insects, have experience 
with Midwestern bird identification, bird handling, conducting 
observations, and data entry, have a valid driver’s license, be willing 
to conduct tedious work like vegetation measurements, and be able to 
interact pleasantly and effectively with supervisors and other 
technicians in dorm-style housing.  Compensation: $10/hr wage and field 
station housing are provided. Daily transportation between study sites 
and the field station will be covered by the project. Transportation to 
and from the field site at the beginning/end of the field season is not 
provided.  To Apply: Please send one document that includes a resume 
with all of your current contact information, contact information for 
three references (at least two should be previous employers), and a 
cover letter of why you are interested in the job and would be a good 
fit for the position to MEGAN SHAVE (EM: shavemeg AT msu.edu) by January 2, 
2017. Please include your last name in the document title.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AUDUBON LOUISIANA  at National Audubon Society. 
Website: http://www.audubon.org/  Location: New Orleans, LA. Duration: 
Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Job Description: Audubon seeks a dynamic 
Executive Director to build on Audubon Louisiana’s rich history and 
expand its contributions to conservation and restoration in Louisiana, 
the Gulf Coast, and throughout the entire Mississippi 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 
Audubon’s mission in Louisiana, across the Gulf and throughout the 
Mississippi Flyway. The Executive Director will be the chief executive 
officer for Audubon Louisiana and will exercise broad leadership and 
management responsibility in developing statewide conservation policy, 
initiatives, and public programming. The Director will also work with 
senior management in exploring opportunities and the feasibility of 
expanding Audubon Louisiana’s leadership in Gulf Coast restoration and 
conservation efforts. 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, all while 
working closely with the Audubon Louisiana Advisory Board and staff, and 
Audubon’s key national conservation leaders 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 Gulf Coast and Mississippi Flyway. Audubon Louisiana has a dedicated 
and professional staff of 13 and an advisory board of 14 individuals 
representing the diversity of interests of Louisiana and surrounding 
regions. The annual budget is approximately $3.0 million which includes 
several offices and programs across the state and the Paul J. Rainey 
Sanctuary. Audubon Louisiana works with a network of three affiliated 
local Audubon Chapters, and thousands of grassroots members, plus 
various conservation organizations, government agencies, and other 
public and private entities to protect birds and their habitats. Audubon 
Louisiana is a critical part of an extensive network of 22 National 
Audubon Society state offices that advance state and local conservation 
policies, conduct on-the-ground work and educational programming and 
contribute to the goals of hemispheric-scale conservation priorities of 
the organization. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit 
management, business, conservation or related field required; advanced 
degree strongly preferred. 7-10 years’ progressive professional 
experience, to include 3-5 years at a senior management level with 
comparable staff and budget responsibilities. Strong leadership skills, 
with an entrepreneurial spirit and strong business and management 
skills; demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate staff, volunteers, 
donors, and potential partners a must. Demonstrated success in 
fundraising, in particular extensive experience with major donors, 
foundations, corporations, and government funders. Seasoned 
organizational leader with an array of experience in public policy 
development and advocacy, campaigns, lobbying, and/or involvement in the 
state legislature and in working with members of Congress. Demonstrated 
ability to succeed in a highly matrixed, complex organization—strong 
ability to influence and persuade others required. Outstanding 
interpersonal skills, judgment, and a demonstrated ability to 
collaborate and build coalitions with a wide range of individuals and 
organizations at the local, regional, and national levels. Tech-savvy, 
including proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, budgeting 
systems and donor databases. Comfort with and interest in leveraging 
technology to maximize conservation impact and network engagement. 
Demonstrated experience overseeing complex or multiple projects through 
to success, including meeting financial goals, project deadlines, and 
coordinating the work of key staff and partners. Excellent and 
persuasive communication skills, both written and verbal, including 
substantial public speaking experience, and the ability to effectively 
represent Audubon Louisiana to its members, state and federal elected 
officials, donors, and chapter leaders, as well as in traditional and 
social media. Knowledge and appreciation of, as well as connection to 
Louisiana and its environment, conservation and political history, and 
the role of science in developing conservation strategies. Willingness 
and ability to travel routinely throughout the state and nationally, as 
required. A strong commitment to the mission, values, and programs of 
Audubon Louisiana and the National Audubon Society. To apply visit: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2989/vice-president-and-executive-director/job?mode=view 


MEWALDT-KING STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD  at American Ornithological 
Society.  Website: 

http://www.americanornithology.org/content/cos-mewaldt-king-award-eligibility-and-guidelines 

Location: Anywhere.  Job Type: Student.  Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2017.  Job Description: The 25th annual 
Mewaldt-King Student Research Awards will be announced by the newly 
merged American Ornithological Society at the 2017 North American 
Ornithological Congress in East Lansing, MI. These $1,000-$2,000 awards 
are designated in the memory of L. Richard Mewaldt and James R. King to 
support Master's and Ph.D.-level research that relates to the 
conservation of birds. Research may be in any area of ornithology, but 
studies that involve demographics, breeding biology, or disease ecology 
may be particularly relevant, especially if the species is endangered, 
threatened, or otherwise of management concern. Studies of species from 
threatened ecosystems (e.g. old growth forest, wetlands) or with 
reference to large-scale conservation issues such as climate or 
landscape change are also of particular interest. Applications due 
January 15, 2017.  To Apply: For further information and instructions 
please visit: 

http://www.americanornithology.org/content/cos-mewaldt-king-award-eligibility-and-guidelines. 


CRANE AND CONSERVATION NATURALIST INTERN  at International Crane 
Foundation.  Website: https://www.savingcranes.org/  Location: Baraboo, 
WI.  Duration: 9 Months.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 4. 
Application Deadline: 2 Jan 2017.  Job Description: The International 
Crane Foundation (ICF) is seeking to fill 4 Crane and Conservation 
Naturalist Intern positions in 2017. ICF Background: 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. Although ICF has projects all around the world the 
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. For more information, please visit our website at 
www.savingcranes.org Description: 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, 2017 and 
runs through November 17th, 2017. A taxable $565/month stipend and 
comfortable on-site housing accommodations are provided at no charge. 
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 a strong desire to teach diverse audiences in 
a non-formal setting. Candidates should demonstrate an 
interest/background in the fields of interpretation, environmental 
education, conservation biology, ornithology, education, digital 
marketing, graphic design, film/documentary production, and other 
related fields.  Compensation: $565/mo + 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) Positions are open until filled. Initial application 
review will begin the last week of December.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS (3)  at Ecostudies Institute.  Website: 
http://www.ecoinst.org/  Location: Homestead, FL.  Duration: 4 months.  
Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 31 Jan 
2017.  Job Description: Ecostudies Institute is a nonprofit organization 
dedicated to understanding and conserving native populations of birds 
and other wildlife and their habitats. We are committed to finding 
practical solutions that help recover and maintain wildlife populations. 
We conduct sound science to collect the information needed to help 
manage species and develop conservation strategies, and we incorporate 
outreach to ensure that partners and citizens have the information 
necessary to be involved in conservation decisions. We are currently 
seeking FIELD TECHNICIANS (3) to join our Florida team for the 2017 
field season to assist with a long-term demographic study of the 
federally endangered Cape Sable seaside sparrow in Everglades National 
Park. This position is temporary: 20 March 2017 – 15 July 2017. We are 
looking for applicants who are detail-oriented, organized, able to work 
as part of a team, and who are enthusiastic about working in remote 
locations under sometimes harsh field conditions (e.g., heat, humidity, 
mosquitoes, venomous snakes). Duties will include, but are not limited 
to: 1) conducting point count and line transect surveys in remote areas, 
2) locating and monitoring nests in grassland habitat, 3) deploying and 
maintaining nest cameras, 4) mist netting and color banding sparrows, 5) 
re-sighting previously color-banded birds, 6) territory mapping using 
GPS, 7) data entry and management, and 8) participation in some 
outreach. Fieldwork will be conducted in early mornings (beginning 
pre-dawn) 5-6 days/week; afternoons will be spent entering data, 
maintaining equipment, and conducting outreach (e.g., writing blogs or 
developing social media posts). Shared housing in Homestead, FL will be 
provided. Field crew will travel to and from remote field sites by 
car/foot or occasionally by helicopter. DOI helicopter certification 
will be provided. Applicants must provide their own transportation to 
South Florida and have their own vehicle for getting to and from field 
sites. Sites are ~10-30 miles from housing. Fuels costs for travel to 
study sites will be reimbursed.  Qualifications: Previous avian research 
experience is required. Nest searching, distance sampling, and banding 
experience are preferred. Candidates who are proficient using software 
such as MS Excel and Access, and ArcMap are desired. Current DOI 
helicopter certification is a plus.  Compensation: $2,000/month, plus 
free housing  To Apply: Send a letter of interest addressed to Dr. TOM 
VIRZI, resume, and three references (include names, emails, and phone 
numbers of references) to (EM: tvirzi AT ecoinst.org). Please include “CSSS 
Field Tech” in the subject line of your email.

WILDLIFE CREW LEADER (BIRDS AND SALAMANDERS)  at West Virginia 
University.  Location: Throughout West Virginia.  Duration: 4 months.  
Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 16 Jan 2017. Job Description: 
West Virginia University is seeking an experienced crew leader to 
supervise technicians and assist a graduate student with PhD research 
looking at impacts of young forest creation on birds and salamanders. 
Field work will take place throughout West Virginia on West Virginia DNR 
wildlife management areas. Primary tasks will include point count 
surveys of the bird community (songbirds, ruffed grouse, and American 
woodcock), coverboard sampling for salamanders, vegetation surveys, and 
data entry. Crew leader will also be expected to train technicians and 
assist with data organization. Preference will be given to applicants 
with previous experience conducting songbird point counts in the eastern 
US and sampling/handling amphibians, as well as having previous field 
supervisory experience. The position will begin mid-April and end 
early-August. Housing will be provided at each field site and will be 
shared with other technicians and graduate student. West Virginia 
University will provide first-aid safety training and vehicles for field 
work.  Qualifications: Applicant is expected to be in good physical 
health and work long hours in arduous conditions. Applicant must have 
previous experience independently identifying eastern US songbirds by 
sight and sound, sampling amphibians or similar herpetofauna, 
identifying eastern hardwood tree species, navigating using handheld GPS 
units, and supervising team members. Crew leader must be 
detail-oriented, self-motivated, enthusiastic, have a strong work ethic, 
and be good with people. Applicant should have a BS or working towards 
one in wildlife, natural resources, or a similar field. Applicant must 
have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.  
Compensation: $490/week  To Apply: Please send cover letter with 
available start and end dates, resume, and three references in a single 
PDF or Word document to (EM: elm0001 AT mix.wvu.edu), with “Name WVU 
Wildlife Crew Leader” in email subject line (e.g., “Eric Margenau WVU 
Wildlife Crew Leader”).

PCSU ENDANGERED SEABIRD FIELD ASSISTANT – ID# 16628  at Kauai Endangered 
Seabird Recovery Project.  Website: http://kauaiseabirdproject.org/  
Location: Kauai, Hawaii.  Duration: Mid April - December.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 5. Application Deadline: 3 Jan 2017.  Job 
Description: Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. (3) Regular, Full-Time, 
RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies 
Unit (PCSU), Kauai Seabird Recovery Project, located on the island of 
Kauai. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational 
needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and 
compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 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 terrestrial 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. Must be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with manual 
transmission. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must be able to pass a 
post offer criminal background check. 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 Hawai‘i'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: $2,372/Mon  To Apply: 
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to http://www.rcuh.com and click on 
“Job Postings.” Search using the job ID # - 16628. 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. Hawai‘i 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: rcuh_employment AT rcuh.com). If you have 
questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call 
(PH:808-956-8344 or 808-956-0872). POSITION INQUIRIES: Kauai Office 
808-335-5300 (Kauai).

MAPS BIRD BANDING TECHNICIAN  at The Institute for Bird Populations.  
Website: http://birdpop.org/  Location: Yosemite National Park, CA.  
Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2017.  Job Description: We seek motivated, 
enthusiastic volunteers in good physical condition with a strong desire 
to learn more about birds and natural history. Positions are available 
in Yosemite National Park, CA. Our field season begins May 7 and runs 
through August 8, 2017. The MAPS program is a cooperative network of 
mist-netting and bird-banding stations dedicated to collecting 
demographic data towards the conservation of North American landbirds. 
These data contribute to a) land management recommendations designed to 
maintain or create quality habitat that will support healthy, productive 
bird populations, and b) our knowledge of birds’ responses to climate 
and weather. MAPS provides tremendous opportunities to gain first-class 
training and field experience in handling, identifying, sexing, aging, 
and banding wild birds.  Qualifications: All successful applicants are 
expected to face the rigors and unpredictability of field conditions 
with good humor and flexibility. While all volunteer positions 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 recommended. In addition, volunteers receive 
individual training in these techniques throughout the field season. 
Volunteers are expected to spend a minimum of 6 of every 10 days in the 
field, contingent upon daily weather conditions and logistical 
considerations. Applicants with reliable vehicles are especially needed 
(trucks/SUVs not required).  Compensation: Mileage will be reimbursed at 
the rate of $0.37/mile for project-related use. The field crew will be 
living at a Yosemite campground for the duration of the field season. A 
per diem of $29 for food and incidental expenses, amounting to $2,320 
for the season, are provided.  To Apply: 1) Download and read: 2017 MAPS 
Volunteer Information Packet 
http://birdpop.org/docs/jobs/MAPS_VolnInfo_2017.pdf  2) Submit a cover 
letter, resume and contact information for 3 references, by January 15, 
2017, preferably via email as a single attachment to: LAUREN HELTON (PH: 
415-663-1436 EM: lhelton AT birdpop.org).

GRASSLAND BIRD PROJECT COORIDNATOR  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.  
Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org  Location: Fort Collins, CO with 
field work in MT, ND, Alberta.  Duration: 2 years with possibility of 
extension (pending funding).  Job Type: Permanent.  Application 
Deadline: 15 Jan 2017.  Job Description: Project coordinator needed for 
a regional demographic study of grassland songbirds at 2-3 field sites 
in western North Dakota, northeastern Montana, and southern Alberta, CA 
(pending funding). This project aims to determine basic demographic 
rates of nesting Baird’s and grasshopper sparrows and other grassland 
songbirds, including nest success and productivity, adult and juvenile 
within- and across-season survival, and density estimation through point 
count surveys. This study also aims to explore the habitat relationships 
that may drive these vital rates. The coordinator would be a member of 
the International Team at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, however this 
study will be highly collaborative and partially funded through the 
Canadian Wildlife Service and the University of Manitoba. The 
coordinator will be based out of one of the field sites and lead 
fieldwork in eastern Montana, western North Dakota, and southern 
Alberta, CA from May – August each season. The remainder of the year the 
biologist will be based in Fort Collins, CO. Job Responsibilities: • 
Serve as primary coordinator of field activities and data collection for 
Northern Great Plains demographic monitoring of Baird’s sparrow, 
grasshopper sparrow, chestnut-collared longspur, and Sprague’s pipit. 
Coordinator will communicate regularly with and report to his/her direct 
supervisor through BCR’s International Program. • Hire, train, and 
supervise seasonal employees in nest search and monitoring, radio 
transmitter attachment and monitoring, and point count surveys. The 
incumbent will hire 10-15 field technicians each summer 2017 – 2018. • 
Communicate regularly with landowners, agency representatives, and 
scientists within the academic community to communicate work 
accomplished and facilitate understanding of the project and BCR’s 
mission. • Organize and streamline data collection and QA/QC across 
field sites (including supervision of proofing, etc) using MS Excel and 
Access. • Collect and manipulate spatial data using ArcGIS and handheld 
GPSs. • Travel between all sites to coordinate data collection and 
provide supervision to employees. • Produce summary reports for 
participating funders. • Provide preliminary analysis of collected 
data.  Qualifications: • Minimum of MSc (or BS with equivalent 
experience) in ecology or related field • Previous supervisory and field 
experience in passerine nest search and monitoring, mist-netting and 
capture, radio telemetry (including harness attachment), and point count 
surveys • Experience with ArcGIS, MS Access / Excel, and Program R • 
Thorough knowledge and ability to identify birds of the western United 
States by sight and sound • Deep commitment to the conservation of birds 
and their habitats • Excellent communication skills; the ability to 
communicate with private landowners, agency representatives, and peers 
within the scientific community • Ability to function as part of a 
dynamic team in the office, independently as a leader in the field, and 
cooperatively with seasonal field crews • A developed sense of humor and 
winning attitude • Applicants with previous grassland songbird 
experience will be particularly competitive Compensation: $35,000 
annually for 2 years, with possibility of extension. Work is dependent 
upon incoming funding.  To Apply: Please direct all inquiries about the 
position to MO CORRELL (EM: Maureen.correll AT birdconservancy.org). To 
apply, email a 1-page cover letter indicating your interest along with 
resume and contact information for three references in a single PDF to 
the email address above. Applications will be evaluated as they are 
received.

SALT MARSH INTERNSHIP  at USFWS.  Location: Charlestown, RI.  Job Type: 
Intern. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2017.  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.  Qualifications: Experience with mist-netting songbirds, 
eastern songbird bird identification, saltmarsh plant identification, 
and kayaking preferred but not required. 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/wk plus housing.  To Apply: Two positions are available from May 15 
to September 29 (some flexibility for the start and end date exists). 
Compensation $215/wk plus possible housing. 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.

GENERAL BIOLOGICAL INTERNSHIP  at USFWS.  Location: Charlestown, RI.  
Duration: 17 weeks.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2017.  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. 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/wk plus housing.  To Apply: Two position are available from May 8 
to Sept 1 (some flexibility for the start and end date exists). 
Compensation $215/wk plus possibility of housing. 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). Please include “General Biological Internship 
2017” in the subject line of your email. Application deadline is 
February 1.

SHOREBIRD CONSERVATION INTERNSHIP  at USFWS.  Location: Charlestown, 
RI.  Duration: 20 Weeks.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 3. 
Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2017.  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 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: $400/wk plus 
housing. To Apply: Position extends from April 3- August 18 (some 
flexibility for the start and end date exists). Salary $400/week + 
possibility of housing. 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). 
Please include “Shorebird Internship 2017” in the subject line of your 
email. Application deadline is February 1.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES  at Purchase College 
(SUNY).  Website: 
https://www.purchase.edu/Departments/AcademicPrograms/las/sciences/EnvStudies/ 
Location: Purchase, NY.  Duration: open.  Job Type: Professor. 
Application Deadline: 22 Jan 2017.  Job Description: Purchase College, 
State University of New York, invites applications for a tenure-track 
position in Environmental Studies at the Assistant Professor level, 
beginning September 1, 2017. We seek a broadly trained environmental 
scientist committed to field-based instruction and individualized 
student mentorship. While the research specialization is flexible, it 
should complement those of the current faculty. The most attractive 
research fields include wildlife ecology, conservation biology, and 
geology. With an emphasis on community engagement and environmental 
sustainability, the College prioritizes hiring scholars who 
conceptualize the application of their research within environmental 
justice and socially conscious contexts. Excellence in teaching will be 
expected. Instructional responsibilities include five courses per year, 
plus supervision of senior projects. The senior project is a 
college-wide requirement and signature feature of the college’s 
curriculum. The selected candidate will develop a diverse suite of 
courses serving Environmental Studies majors as well as the general 
student body including introductory and advanced courses in his/her area 
of specialization. The Environmental Studies Board of Study is an 
engaged academic partner with and resource for communities, non-profits, 
and agencies addressing environmental issues along Long Island Sound, 
the Lower Hudson River, and New York City’s historic Croton Watershed. 
Opportunities abound for the successful candidate to capitalize on this 
existing network of local study sites to develop a robust, dynamic, and 
student-focused research program. Purchase College is primarily an 
undergraduate institution located 25 miles north of New York City. The 
college’s president demonstrated a dedication to environmental issues 
and sustainability by joining 151 other U.S. colleges as an original 
signatory of the American College and University Presidents Climate 
Commitment. Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD by Sept. 1, 2017. 
Strong teaching experience is preferred.  Compensation: TBD based on 
qualifications and experience  To Apply: visit the Purchase College Job 
Vacancy website at https://jobs.purchase.edu and complete an on-line 
application. You must attach the following documents: (1) A cover letter 
describing research and teaching interests; (2) a CV; (3) evidence of 
teaching ability; (4) sample syllabi; and (5) three letters of 
recommendation.

FIELD ASSISTANT  at Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.  Website: 
http://www.carnegiemuseums.org  Location: Rector, PA  Duration: 30 
days.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 
20 Jan 2017.  Job Description: SPRING BANDING ASSISTANTS (1-2): are 
needed to band passerines during spring migration (March 28/April 18 to 
June 3) ¬ 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 from spring (March 28 or April 18) through summer 
(mid-August) or fall (early November). In the summer months the 
assistant will also conduct point counts, service Motus towers, and 
possibly track birds via radio telemetry. Ability to identify birds by 
sight and sound is required; experience conducting point counts and 
tracking birds via radio telemetry is strongly desired. Pay is $10/hr 
for 40 hrs per week plus housing.  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.  
Compensation: $10/hr.   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. 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 Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new 
hire process. However, if you would like to apply for the documents on 
your own or for more information, please visit 
http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm Application materials 
will only be accepted through the employer’s website. For more 
information and to apply, visit http://www.carnegiemuseums.org Carnegie 
Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.

MS in AVIAN DISEASE BIOLOGY (Fall 2017)  at University of Mississippi.  
Website: http://biology.olemiss.edu/susan-balenger/ Location: Oxford, 
MS.  Duration: 2-3 years.  Job Type: Student. Number of Openings: 1-2. 
Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2017.  Job Description: TEACHING 
ASSISTANTSHIP. The Balenger lab in the Dept. of Biology of the 
University of Mississippi is looking for 1-2 graduate students 
interested in understanding why and how songbirds differ in resistance 
and tolerance to parasites and pathogens. The lab's approach is highly 
integrative; investigating molecular, physiological, behavioral, 
evolutionary, and ecological factors determining whether a host-parasite 
relationship will persist over time. Current lab projects focus on 
Eastern Bluebirds and the bacterium Mycoplasma gallisepticum in northern 
Mississippi. For more information, go to 
http://susanbalenger.weebly.com/  Qualifications: Applicants should 
possess a strong understanding of basic principles of ecology, 
evolution, genetics, and should preferably have prior research 
experience. Additional desirable qualities include an interest in 
disease ecology, host-parasite coevolution, and/or animal behavior; 
enthusiasm for both field and lab work; and familiarity with basic 
genetic and/or cellular laboratory tools. Compensation: 2-3 years of 
teaching assistantship support, including competitive stipend and 
tuition waiver, are available to qualified candidates.  To Apply: 
Potential candidates should contact Dr. SUSAN BALENGER (EM: balenger AT 
olemiss.edu) by 15 January, including a brief statement of research 
interests, a CV with GPA and GRE scores, and contact information for 
three references. For formal application instructions (due Feb 1), 
please see: 
http://biology.olemiss.edu/programs/graduate/application-procedure/

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN (WATERFOWL): ALASKA  at U.S. Fish & 
Wildlife Service.  Website: 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/459258000/  Location: 
Fairbanks and Barrow, AK.  Duration: Approx. May - August 2017.  Job 
Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 16 Dec 2016.  Job Description: 
One Biological Science Technician needed to assist with nesting biology 
studies of threatened Steller’s and spectacled eiders for the U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in Fairbanks and Barrow, Alaska. The 
USFWS’s Endangered Species Program (based in Fairbanks, Alaska) has been 
monitoring Steller’s eider breeding biology in Barrow since 1991. 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.  
Qualifications: Key Requirements U.S. Citizenship Required You will be 
required to carry a firearm in performance of your duties. 
Qualifications In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we 
must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience 
requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. 
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer 
work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, 
AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; 
religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps 
build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide 
valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid 
employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, 
including volunteer experience. To be creditable, this experience must 
have been for 1 year and equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the 
next lower grade of the position to be filled. Your resume must show the 
number of hours per week worked and the starting and ending dates of 
employment - month and year (if the position was seasonal, the periods 
you worked). To Qualify for a Biological Science Technician GS-06, you 
must possess one of the following; Have one year of specialized 
experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level or higher in the Federal 
service which involves a variety of support tasks related to wildlife. 
Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: conducting avian 
surveys and any other work that is performed in a controlled environment 
which includes research activity or control program work in support of a 
wildlife or avian program. OR Have completed at least 9 semester hours 
of graduate level education in biological sciences with course work 
directly related to the work of this position such as ecology, 
ornithology, wildlife biology, animal biology, field zoology, etc. OR 
Have an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education 
as described in above. To compute this, first determine your total 
qualifying experience as a percentage of the year of specialized 
experience required; then determine your education as a percentage of 
the education requirement; add the two percentages. The total percentage 
must equal 100% to qualify. To Qualify for a Biological Science 
Technician GS-07, you must possess one of the following: Have one year 
of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 grade level or higher 
in the Federal service which involves a variety of support tasks related 
to wildlife. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include 
providing technical support in completing biological study or projects; 
assisting with project planning, logistical arrangements, and field 
work; completing reports or other documents related to a project; 
leading a group of technicians in gathering field data; and any other 
work that is performed in a controlled environment in research activity 
or control program work in support of avian program. OR Have 
successfully completed one full year or 18 semester hours of graduate 
level education in biological sciences with course work directly related 
to the work of this position such as ecology, ornithology, wildlife 
management, animal biology, field zoology, etc. OR Have an equivalent 
combination of specialized experience and education as described above. 
To compute this, first determine your total qualifying experience as a 
percentage of the year of specialized experience required; then 
determine your education as a percentage of the education requirement; 
add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal 100% to qualify 
Applicants must meet the experience and/or education requirements, 
qualifications, and any selective placement factors that have been 
specified in the announcement by the closing date of this announcement. 
All Federal employees must obtain and maintain a favorable background 
investigation/security clearance. Direct Deposit is required. You will 
be required to safely carry, handle and use firearms for bear defense of 
self and others. Applicants are ineligible for this position if at ANY 
time they have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of 
domestic violence, unless such conviction was expunged, set aside or the 
applicant received a pardon. Security Clearance Q - Nonsensitive 
Compensation: GS-06/07. See USAJOBS announcement for additional 
details.  To Apply: Please follow instructions through the USAJOBS 
website link listed above. If you have questions pertaining to the job 
description itself contact NATHAN GRAFF by email (EM: nathan_graff AT fws.gov).
Subject: Birdjobs -- December 12, 2016 - part 2
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2016 23:16:15 -0500
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BIOLOGIST  at National Audubon Society - Audubon Mississippi. Website: 
http://ms.audubon.org  Location: Moss Point, MS.  Duration: Open.  Job 
Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 6 Jan 2017.  Job Description: 
The Biologist will play a dynamic role and lead applied science efforts 
for the AMCBSP. S/He will be responsible for research and survey design, 
implementing monitoring of breeding, migrating, and wintering species, 
and analyses of resulting data; specifically focused on coastal water 
species (shorebirds, terns, etc.). Additionally, the Biologist will work 
with the Program Manager to develop strategies and secure funding for 
the program and build relationships with community, government, and 
academic partners. Reporting to the AMCBSP Manager and working closely 
with Audubon Mississippi and Gulf staff, the Biologist will align the 
project’s goals and activities with state and regional conservation and 
outreach programs and goals to help deliver and document conservation 
and outreach impact at scale. Please include a cover letter in your 
application Essential Functions: Science Coordination Working closely 
with Audubon staff (including other offices) and partners, design avian 
field studies including monitoring, research, and outreach projects. 
Initiate research necessary to understand outcomes from and improve 
effectiveness of monitoring, stewardship, and habitat management. Manage 
field data, develop databases as necessary, and perform analyses. 
Compile, analyze, and report conclusions on all data collected to 
advance the Audubon Mississippi’s Coastal Bird Stewardship Program’s 
conservation priorities. In collaboration with the AMCBS Program 
Director and others, lead and assist in the writing of technical reports 
and scientific manuscripts. Manage and apply for field work permits; 
ensure permit conditions are adhered to. Staff/Volunteer Leadership 
Recruit, train, mentor, and manage field technicians and other staff as 
assigned. In coordination with the Volunteer Manager and Biological 
Technicians, coordinate the work of as many as six volunteer 
coordinators that aid in monitoring activities at sites across the 
Mississippi Gulf Coast. Cooperatively work with program staff to develop 
and implement a volunteer training program focused on proper monitoring, 
stewardship, and habitat management protocols. With technicians, 
maintain vehicles and all assigned field gear. Program Development Work 
with program staff to develop and implement goals and plans for the 
program. Assist Program Manager with pursuing funding opportunities. 
Cultivate and maintain productive working relationships with internal 
and external stakeholders including other Audubon offices and chapters, 
state and federal agencies, other non-governmental organizations, and 
community and government leaders. Assist state, regional, and national 
communication and outreach staff to develop and deliver compelling 
messages, releases, publicity and reporting about the project, both 
verbally and in writing.  Qualifications: Master’s degree or higher in 
Ornithology, Avian Ecology, Biology, Natural Sciences, or related field 
required; equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of education. 
5+ years of applied field science experience is required, with 
demonstrated success with bird monitoring including point and transect 
counts and nest searches; 3-5 years experience managing staff and/or 
volunteers. Demonstrated experience in survey design and proven 
experience using statistical techniques for analyzing bird data (eg. 
distance sampling, capture-mark-recapture, other demographic modeling 
approaches, spatial and movement analyses, etc). Knowledge in the 
identification and ecology of a variety of waterbirds: wading birds, 
shorebirds, seabirds, waterfowl and marshbirds as well as passerines, 
raptors, and other species that may utilize the littoral coastal zone. 
Working knowledge of coastal and estuarine habitats including coastal 
wetlands, dredge-spoil, sandy beach, etc, Northern Gulf Coast, a plus. 
Demonstrated knowledge of bird monitoring protocols and methods for 
recording, assessment, and reporting of monitoring data, including the 
use of electronic reporting portals (eBird). Demonstrated success in 
managing volunteers. Demonstrated ability to partner with key 
stakeholders, such as community and agency personnel. Ability to think 
strategically and creatively, while managing multiple tasks, meeting 
deadlines and operating in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Excellent 
interpersonal, written and communication skills, and ability to work as 
part of a team. Must have a collaborative nature. Willingness to work 
long hours in harsh field conditions (sun, heat, cold, biting insects, 
wading in water or mud), sometimes alone. Ability to lift and carry over 
equipment (eg. tripod and spotting scope and/or other materials) while 
walking long distances (at least two miles) with or without 
accommodation. Willingness to work evenings and weekends as the job 
demands and be available for overnight travel as needed. Grant writing a 
plus. Master banding permit or ability to obtain. Must have a valid 
Driver’s License, experience with boats desired but not required. 
Compensation: commensurate with experience.  To Apply: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2982/biologist/job

AVIAN TECHNICIAN  at The Nature Conservancy / Smithsonian Institute 
Migratory Bird Center.  Location: Santa Cruz Island, CA.  Duration: 12 + 
weeks; starts mid-February.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. 
Application Deadline: 31 Dec 2016.  Job Description: Three positions are 
available for an ecological study of endemic Island Scrub-Jays on Santa 
Cruz Island, California. Current research focuses on this species’ life 
history, population biology, and behavior. The job will involve finding 
and monitoring nests, assisting with bird capture and banding, 
quantifying bird behavior, radio-tracking, mapping territories, 
collecting nest vegetation data, and conducting point-counts. Additional 
duties may arise throughout the field season.  Qualifications: • Prior 
experience in finding and monitoring passerine nests • Proficiency in 
netting, banding, and taking blood samples from passerines • Good color 
vision • Able to work alone and hike long distances in rugged and steep 
terrain • Able to live in a communal setting on an island with limited 
access to the mainland • Valid U.S. driver’s license • Ability to drive 
a standard transmission 4x4 vehicle confidently on steep, unimproved 
dirt roads a plus  Compensation: $2000 per month + housing, internet, 
and utilities.  To Apply: Send one file containing a cover letter, CV, 
and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of two references to: 
(EM: mhague AT uwyo.edu) as a single PDF with the subject header “ISSJ 
Spring 2017”

PHD ASSISTANTSHIP ON WADING BIRD RESOURCE SELECTION: FLORIDA ATLANTIC 
UNIVERSITY  at Florida Atlantic University.  Website: 
http://www.science.fau.edu/biology/gawliklab/  Location: Boca Raton, 
FL.  Duration: 3 years.  Job Type: Student.  Application Deadline: 5 Jan 
2017.  Job Description: Successful applicant will join an active lab at 
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) conducting research on wetland birds 
and the aquatic ecosystems that support them. The PhD candidate will 
develop a project that is complementary to long-term studies of wading 
bird prey community dynamics, foraging and nesting ecology of wading 
birds, and restoration of the Everglades ecosystem(see lab web page for 
details). Of particular interest is the linkage between the aquatic prey 
communities in the Everglades and adjacent urban ecosystem, and dynamic 
resource selection by wading birds. In the course of their research, 
students will be exposed to the process of using science to guide one of 
the nation’s most comprehensive wetland ecosystem restoration projects. 
Positions are based on FAU’s main campus in Boca Raton, Florida. Boca 
Raton is located between the Everglades and an extensive coral reef 
tract, two of Florida’s most unique natural features. FAU has over 
30,000 students and a Carnegie Classification of High Research Activity. 
Successful applicant will start in August 2017.  Qualifications: 
Applicants must have an MS degree and evidence of good scientific 
writing. Applicants should have experience in avian ecology, wetlands, 
or wildlife science, possess a good analytical mind, a strong sense of 
curiosity, and a demonstrated ability to work well in teams.  
Compensation: 20,050/year with tuition waiver.  To Apply: Applicants 
should send as a single pdf, a letter of interest indicating their 
qualifications and career goals, CV, transcripts, GRE scores (unofficial 
copies will suffice), and the names and contact information for 3 
references to DALE GAWLIK (EM: dgawlik AT fau.edu PH: 561-297-3333).

MEXICAN SPOTTED OWL FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Bird Conservancy of the 
Rockies.  Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org  Location: Arizona and 
New Mexico.  Duration: 3.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 9. Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2017.  Job Description: The 
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking to hire nine field 
technicians for a Mexican Spotted Owl monitoring project across Arizona 
and New Mexico. Field technicians will conduct nighttime surveys for 
Mexican Spotted Owls in National Forests. 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. The season begins in 
April and continues until mid-July. Work schedule will be 10 days on, 4 
days off. Qualifications: • Completion or progress towards a 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: $1,000/2 weeks  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_MSO2017_technician. Application review will begin 
January 3rd and continue until the positions are filled.

MEXICAN SPOTTED OWL ACOUSTIC TECHNICIAN  at Bird Conservancy of the 
Rockies.  Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org  Location: Arizona and 
New Mexico.  Duration: 3.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 1 Mar 2017.  Job Description: The Bird Conservancy of the 
Rockies is seeking to hire an acoustic technician to assist with a pilot 
study investigating the efficacy of using acoustic recorders to monitor 
Mexican Spotted Owls. The primary duty of the acoustic technician will 
be deploying and retrieving acoustic recorders in predetermined 
locations throughout Arizona and possibly New Mexico. If needed, the 
acoustic technician will also conduct nighttime surveys for Mexican 
Spotted Owls in National Forests. Applicants should be comfortable 
working alone in backcountry settings as well as 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. The season begins in April and continues until 
mid-July. Work schedule will be 10 days on, 4 days off. Qualifications: 
Basic qualifications: • Completion or progress towards a 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 for 10 day periods • Enthusiasm for 
spending 3.5 months in beautiful forests and canyons Additional 
qualifications for acoustic technician position: • Experience with 
acoustic monitoring • Ability to work alone and independent of direct 
supervision  Compensation: $880-1,200/2 weeks, depending on experience  
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_MSO2017_acoustic. If you 
would also like to be considered for a regular field technician 
position, please state so in your cover letter. Application review will 
begin January 3rd and continue until the position is filled.

MEXICAN SPOTTED OWL CREW LEADER  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.  
Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org  Location: Arizona and New 
Mexico.  Duration: 3.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 
2. Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2017.  Job Description: The Bird 
Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking to hire two crew leaders for a 
Mexican Spotted Owl monitoring project across Arizona and New Mexico. 
Each crew leader will oversee the scheduling and logistics of five 
technicians, interface with Forest Service biologists, and maintain 
thorough communications with the project manager. In addition, crew 
leaders will conduct nighttime surveys for Mexican Spotted Owls in 
National Forests. 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. The season begins in late March and continues until 
mid-July. Work schedule will be 10 days on, 4 days off.  Qualifications: 
Basic 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 Additional qualifications for 
crew leader positions: • Prior leadership experience • Exceptional 
organization • Professional communication for interacting with Forest 
Service biologists and updating project leader • Ability to manage field 
logistics and crew schedules Compensation: $1,200/2 weeks  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_MSO2017_leader. If you would be 
willing to be considered for a technician position, please state so in 
the cover letter. Application review will begin in January 3rd and 
continue until the positions are filled.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, BIOLOGY  at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.  
Website: http://www.utrgv.edu  Location: Edinburg, TX. Duration: open.  
Job Type: Professor.  Application Deadline: 31 Dec 2016.  Job 
Description: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) seeks to 
fill a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Avian Physiology or 
Endocrinology. The successful candidate will have high quality 
publications and a demonstrated potential to construct an 
extramurally-funded, cutting edge research program in Avian Physiology 
or Endocrinology. The successful candidate’s research will complement 
the faculty’s existing strengths in ornithology, avian ecology and 
conservation. We are especially interested in candidates who take 
advantage of the unique resources and biogeographic location of UTRGV. 
The area is located along three major transcontinental migration flyways 
and is one of the most southern and subtropical regions in the 
continental U.S., offering a unique opportunity to study endocrine or 
physiological adaptations of birds, especially migration physiology and 
or developmental mechanisms that help understand patterns of northward 
advancement of resident tropical bird species. The successful candidate 
will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, possibly including 
Freshman Biology, Biological Communication, and courses in their area of 
interest/expertise. The Biology Department at UTRGV welcomes new 
research activities, research collaborations among its faculty, and is 
committed to quality research and teaching at the undergraduate and 
graduate levels.  Qualifications: Ph.D. in Biology or closely related 
area from an accredited university. Background in avian physiology or 
endocrinology with a strong commitment to research and teaching 
excellence, mentorship of students and service to the community. 
Postdoctoral research experience is preferred. Compensation: 
commensurate with qualifications and experience.  To Apply: go to: 
https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/search and search for posting number 
FRGV0551

GRASSLAND BIRD RESEARCH TECHNICIANS  at Emporia State University. 
Website: http://www.emporia.edu/  Location: Kansas.  Duration: 22 May – 
29 July 2017.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 13. Application 
Deadline: 10 Feb 2017.  Job Description: Assist research team studying 
grassland bird responses to cattle grazing and plant diversity in CRP 
grasslands of Kansas from 22 May – 29 July 2017. Two types of positions 
available (note position of interest in cover letter of application): 
(1) Two individuals to perform transect surveys of adult birds by sight 
and sound. Experience with bird surveys strongly desired. (2) Eleven 
individuals to assist with nest searching and monitoring. Experience 
with nest monitoring desired. For all positions: Must be able to work 
independently and with a team, be cordial to landowners, and tolerant of 
hot weather, physical labor, early starts, long hours, 6-day work weeks, 
and living in close quarters. Housing and field vehicles provided. 
Qualifications: Academic training in biology / ecology. Preferred 
applicants will have experience with bird / nest surveys and be able to 
tolerate demanding schedules and field conditions.  Compensation: $4400 
/ 10-week season  To Apply: Email a cover letter (noting position of 
interest) and CV with 3 references to Dr. WILLIAM E. JENSEN (EM: 
wjensen1 AT emporia.edu) or send via postal mail to Dr. Jensen in the 
Department of Biological Sciences, Campus Box 4050, Emporia State 
University, 1 Kellogg Ave., Emporia, KS 66801.

ALPINE SONGBIRD TECHNICIAN  at University of Wyoming / Wyoming 
Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.  Website: 
http://wyocoopunit.org/projects/habitat-relationships-of-the-black-rosy-finch 
Location: Wyoming.  Duration: ~15 wks starting in mid-late May.  Job 
Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 31 Jan 
2017.  Job Description: Two positions are available for an alpine 
songbird study being conducted in Wyoming. Aims of this project include 
investigating Black Rosy-Finch habitat associations, distribution and 
life history. Work includes backpacking 40-60+ miles per week across 
mountain ranges from May-September. Transects are conducted at 
10,000-13,000’, with bird and nest site locations recorded along with 
habitat information. Technicians (and crew lead) are expected to enter 
data on a weekly basis, with an additional paid week at the end of the 
season to proof entries. I am more interesting in an applicant’s strong 
interest in alpine/avian ecology, constructive attitude, and ability to 
operate safely alone in the mountains than climbing or skiing exploits. 
Long, irregular schedules with missing weekends and objective hazards in 
the field are standard. A professional attitude and strong work ethic 
are mandatory.  Qualifications: Ability to identify songbirds and 
raptors by sight and sound • Prior experience conducting songbird 
surveys (or equivalent knowledge) preferred • Good color vision • Good 
hearing • Preferably possessing a B.S. in wildlife or related field(s) • 
Proficiency in snow travel and avalanche awareness (EXPERIENCED 
backcountry skiers or mountaineers preferred) • Knowledge of rope 
systems preferred • Comfortable hiking, off-trail, at night, crossing 
swollen creeks, during changing conditions, in grizzly country, alone • 
Strong abilities in off trail forest and mountain navigation • 
Experience in use of map, compass and GPS • Ability to hike 40-60+ miles 
a week with heavy pack, unassisted, for fifteen weeks • Ability to leave 
camp at 3am, arrive on site by 5am, and to designated camp, solo each 
day, without exception • Ability to drive a standard transmission 4x4 
vehicle preferred • Ability to arrive with broken in boots and all 
required equipment. Compensation: $400-480/wk stipend.  To Apply: Send 
one file containing a cover letter addressing posted qualifications, CV, 
and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of two references to 
(EM: wyomingblrfproject AT gmail.com) as a single PDF titled 
“BLRF_APPLICANT_YOURNAME” with the email subject header “BLRF_2017”. 
Preference will be given to those who provide additional 
climbing/hiking/skiing references.

FULL-TIME ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERN  at Tracy Aviary.  Website: 
http://www.tracyaviary.org  Location: Salt Lake City, UT.  Duration: 3 
months.  Job Type: Intern.  Job Description: Internship begins February 
28, 2017 and ends no sooner than May 20, 2017. DUTIES This position 
provides hands-on training and experience with the fundamentals of 
environmental education best practices, lesson plan creation, program 
facilitation, and evaluation. Duties will primarily include: -Planning, 
developing materials, and facilitating interactive experiences, tours, 
scout workshops, and other educational programs for visitors at Tracy 
Aviary. -Preparing materials for and assisting in the facilitation of 
children’s spring break camp programs. -Providing off-site nature 
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 three 
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 Tuesday through 
Saturday. Schedule may occasionally change or require evening hours 
depending on program schedule. Interns must secure their own housing for 
the duration of the internship. There is a possibility of extending this 
internship for an additional three months, with an altered weekly 
schedule, at the discretion of the Director of Education and Education 
Manager.  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: $1200 stipend for 3 months 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, Education Manager (EM: annet AT tracyaviary.org).

HAWKCOUNTER  at Bradbury Mountain Raptor Research Project.  Website: 
http://www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com  Location: Pownal, ME. Duration: 2 
months  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 15 Dec 2016.  Job 
Description: HAWKCOUNTER needed to conduct the full-season spring raptor 
migration count at Bradbury Mountain State Park in south-central Maine 
from 15 Mar – 15 May, 2017. Expect some cold, windy, and slow days early 
on, with busy days of Broad-winged Hawks as the season progresses.  
Qualifications: Applicants must be adept at identifying eastern hawks, 
falcons, and eagles at a distance. Ability to identify non-raptor 
species helpful, though not a requirement. This site is popular with 
birding and non-birding visitors, so good communication skills are a 
must, along with an enthusiasm for repeatedly answering, “How do you 
know you’re not counting the same birds?” Counter must be able to 
provide own transportation for the 3-mile commute between the count site 
and housing.  Compensation: A stipend of $1375/month will be provided, 
plus free housing.  To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 
reference contacts to JEANNETTE and DEREK LOVITCH at (EM: 
freeportwildbird AT yahoo.com), or Bradbury Mtn Raptor Research Project, 
Freeport Wild Bird Supply, 541 US Route One, Suite 10, Freeport, ME 04032.

BARE-NECKED UMBRELLABIRD RESEARCH ASSISTANT  at Aula Global. Location: 
Monteverde, Costa Rica.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Intern. Number of 
Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2017. Job Description: Aula 
Global is seeking four individuals with a strong interest in avian 
research to assist in collecting breeding and behavioral data on the 
little know, severely endangered Bare-necked Umbrellabird (Cephalopterus 
glabricollis) in spring 2017 (March – June). Time commitment ranges from 
a minimum of 1 week up to 3 months. Our research takes place in Costa 
Rica at Aula Global Reserve, a private biological reserve not open to 
the general public. Candidates will work in the field in small teams or 
independently searching for male leks, nesting females, and feeding 
sites. Possible duties include intensive behavioral observations, nest 
monitoring, mist netting, bird handling (banding, measuring, fitting 
with radio transmitters), and data entry. Interns should expect days to 
begin before dawn walking the trails in search of displaying males, an 
activity rarely seen or documented. Qualifications: Interns must be 
self-motivated, well organized, able to work well in a small group or 
independently, tolerant of tropical weather conditions, and comfortable 
staying in semi-rustic living conditions. Applicants share dorm-style 
housing with bunk beds at the field station, which is located 8km from 
the nearest village, Santa Elena/Monteverde. This position can be 
physically demanding and applicants must be able to hike rough, steep 
terrain on or off trail. Priority will be given to applicants with 
experience in mist netting and banding birds and/or are fluent in 
Spanish. We provide necessary equipment for field activities, but 
applicants must provide their own binoculars/back pack/sleeping bag. 
Applicants must arrange their own transportation to Santa Elena (we will 
advise you on the options and costs). Program cost is $250 per week and 
covers onsite lodging, food, equipment use and transportation to and 
from the field site from Santa Elena/Montevede.  Compensation: n/a  To 
apply: send a cover letter and resume to SABRINA SALOME (EM: 
Sabrina AT ravenadventures.com). In the cover letter, indicate why you are 
interested in the project and your available dates.

FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Michigan State University, Dept. of Integrative 
Biology.  Website: https://clindell.natsci.msu.edu/  Location: 
Fennville, Michigan.  Duration: almost three months, May 8 through 
August 4, 2017.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application 
Deadline: 2 Jan 2017.  Job Description: Two technicians needed to work 
on a project on American kestrel use of, and activity around, nest boxes 
installed in fruit fields in western Michigan. Technicians will check 
nest boxes, band nestling kestrels, conduct observations of numerous 
species of foraging birds, take vegetation measurements, manage 
equipment and data, and interact with project personnel and fruit 
growers. Average of 40 hours a week; work schedule will depend on 
weather.  Qualifications: Applicants must have a strong work ethic and 
ability to execute directions, pay close attention to detail, be on time 
for all activities, be in excellent physical condition, able to 
comfortably lift and walk short distances with 30 pounds overhead, be 
able to work in heat and humidity with numerous insects, have experience 
with Midwestern bird identification, bird handling, conducting 
observations, and data entry, have a valid driver’s license, be willing 
to conduct tedious work like vegetation measurements, and be able to 
interact pleasantly and effectively with supervisors and other 
technicians in dorm-style housing.  Compensation: $10/hr wage and field 
station housing are provided. Daily transportation between study sites 
and the field station will be covered by the project. Transportation to 
and from the field site at the beginning/end of the field season is not 
provided.  To Apply: Please send one document that includes a resume 
with all of your current contact information, contact information for 
three references (at least two should be previous employers), and a 
cover letter of why you are interested in the job and would be a good 
fit for the position to MEGAN SHAVE (EM: shavemeg AT msu.edu) by January 2, 
2017. Please include your last name in the document title.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AUDUBON LOUISIANA  at National Audubon Society. 
Website: http://www.audubon.org/  Location: New Orleans, LA. Duration: 
Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Job Description: Audubon seeks a dynamic 
Executive Director to build on Audubon Louisiana’s rich history and 
expand its contributions to conservation and restoration in Louisiana, 
the Gulf Coast, and throughout the entire Mississippi 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 
Audubon’s mission in Louisiana, across the Gulf and throughout the 
Mississippi Flyway. The Executive Director will be the chief executive 
officer for Audubon Louisiana and will exercise broad leadership and 
management responsibility in developing statewide conservation policy, 
initiatives, and public programming. The Director will also work with 
senior management in exploring opportunities and the feasibility of 
expanding Audubon Louisiana’s leadership in Gulf Coast restoration and 
conservation efforts. 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, all while 
working closely with the Audubon Louisiana Advisory Board and staff, and 
Audubon’s key national conservation leaders 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 Gulf Coast and Mississippi Flyway. Audubon Louisiana has a dedicated 
and professional staff of 13 and an advisory board of 14 individuals 
representing the diversity of interests of Louisiana and surrounding 
regions. The annual budget is approximately $3.0 million which includes 
several offices and programs across the state and the Paul J. Rainey 
Sanctuary. Audubon Louisiana works with a network of three affiliated 
local Audubon Chapters, and thousands of grassroots members, plus 
various conservation organizations, government agencies, and other 
public and private entities to protect birds and their habitats. Audubon 
Louisiana is a critical part of an extensive network of 22 National 
Audubon Society state offices that advance state and local conservation 
policies, conduct on-the-ground work and educational programming and 
contribute to the goals of hemispheric-scale conservation priorities of 
the organization. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit 
management, business, conservation or related field required; advanced 
degree strongly preferred. 7-10 years’ progressive professional 
experience, to include 3-5 years at a senior management level with 
comparable staff and budget responsibilities. Strong leadership skills, 
with an entrepreneurial spirit and strong business and management 
skills; demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate staff, volunteers, 
donors, and potential partners a must. Demonstrated success in 
fundraising, in particular extensive experience with major donors, 
foundations, corporations, and government funders. Seasoned 
organizational leader with an array of experience in public policy 
development and advocacy, campaigns, lobbying, and/or involvement in the 
state legislature and in working with members of Congress. Demonstrated 
ability to succeed in a highly matrixed, complex organization—strong 
ability to influence and persuade others required. Outstanding 
interpersonal skills, judgment, and a demonstrated ability to 
collaborate and build coalitions with a wide range of individuals and 
organizations at the local, regional, and national levels. Tech-savvy, 
including proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, budgeting 
systems and donor databases. Comfort with and interest in leveraging 
technology to maximize conservation impact and network engagement. 
Demonstrated experience overseeing complex or multiple projects through 
to success, including meeting financial goals, project deadlines, and 
coordinating the work of key staff and partners. Excellent and 
persuasive communication skills, both written and verbal, including 
substantial public speaking experience, and the ability to effectively 
represent Audubon Louisiana to its members, state and federal elected 
officials, donors, and chapter leaders, as well as in traditional and 
social media. Knowledge and appreciation of, as well as connection to 
Louisiana and its environment, conservation and political history, and 
the role of science in developing conservation strategies. Willingness 
and ability to travel routinely throughout the state and nationally, as 
required. A strong commitment to the mission, values, and programs of 
Audubon Louisiana and the National Audubon Society. To apply visit: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2989/vice-president-and-executive-director/job?mode=view 


MEWALDT-KING STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD  at American Ornithological 
Society.  Website: 

http://www.americanornithology.org/content/cos-mewaldt-king-award-eligibility-and-guidelines 

Location: Anywhere.  Job Type: Student.  Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2017.  Job Description: The 25th annual 
Mewaldt-King Student Research Awards will be announced by the newly 
merged American Ornithological Society at the 2017 North American 
Ornithological Congress in East Lansing, MI. These $1,000-$2,000 awards 
are designated in the memory of L. Richard Mewaldt and James R. King to 
support Master's and Ph.D.-level research that relates to the 
conservation of birds. Research may be in any area of ornithology, but 
studies that involve demographics, breeding biology, or disease ecology 
may be particularly relevant, especially if the species is endangered, 
threatened, or otherwise of management concern. Studies of species from 
threatened ecosystems (e.g. old growth forest, wetlands) or with 
reference to large-scale conservation issues such as climate or 
landscape change are also of particular interest. Applications due 
January 15, 2017.  To Apply: For further information and instructions 
please visit: 

http://www.americanornithology.org/content/cos-mewaldt-king-award-eligibility-and-guidelines. 


CRANE AND CONSERVATION NATURALIST INTERN  at International Crane 
Foundation.  Website: https://www.savingcranes.org/  Location: Baraboo, 
WI.  Duration: 9 Months.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 4. 
Application Deadline: 2 Jan 2017.  Job Description: The International 
Crane Foundation (ICF) is seeking to fill 4 Crane and Conservation 
Naturalist Intern positions in 2017. ICF Background: 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. Although ICF has projects all around the world the 
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. For more information, please visit our website at 
www.savingcranes.org Description: 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, 2017 and 
runs through November 17th, 2017. A taxable $565/month stipend and 
comfortable on-site housing accommodations are provided at no charge. 
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 a strong desire to teach diverse audiences in 
a non-formal setting. Candidates should demonstrate an 
interest/background in the fields of interpretation, environmental 
education, conservation biology, ornithology, education, digital 
marketing, graphic design, film/documentary production, and other 
related fields.  Compensation: $565/mo + 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) Positions are open until filled. Initial application 
review will begin the last week of December.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS (3)  at Ecostudies Institute.  Website: 
http://www.ecoinst.org/  Location: Homestead, FL.  Duration: 4 months.  
Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 31 Jan 
2017.  Job Description: Ecostudies Institute is a nonprofit organization 
dedicated to understanding and conserving native populations of birds 
and other wildlife and their habitats. We are committed to finding 
practical solutions that help recover and maintain wildlife populations. 
We conduct sound science to collect the information needed to help 
manage species and develop conservation strategies, and we incorporate 
outreach to ensure that partners and citizens have the information 
necessary to be involved in conservation decisions. We are currently 
seeking FIELD TECHNICIANS (3) to join our Florida team for the 2017 
field season to assist with a long-term demographic study of the 
federally endangered Cape Sable seaside sparrow in Everglades National 
Park. This position is temporary: 20 March 2017 – 15 July 2017. We are 
looking for applicants who are detail-oriented, organized, able to work 
as part of a team, and who are enthusiastic about working in remote 
locations under sometimes harsh field conditions (e.g., heat, humidity, 
mosquitoes, venomous snakes). Duties will include, but are not limited 
to: 1) conducting point count and line transect surveys in remote areas, 
2) locating and monitoring nests in grassland habitat, 3) deploying and 
maintaining nest cameras, 4) mist netting and color banding sparrows, 5) 
re-sighting previously color-banded birds, 6) territory mapping using 
GPS, 7) data entry and management, and 8) participation in some 
outreach. Fieldwork will be conducted in early mornings (beginning 
pre-dawn) 5-6 days/week; afternoons will be spent entering data, 
maintaining equipment, and conducting outreach (e.g., writing blogs or 
developing social media posts). Shared housing in Homestead, FL will be 
provided. Field crew will travel to and from remote field sites by 
car/foot or occasionally by helicopter. DOI helicopter certification 
will be provided. Applicants must provide their own transportation to 
South Florida and have their own vehicle for getting to and from field 
sites. Sites are ~10-30 miles from housing. Fuels costs for travel to 
study sites will be reimbursed.  Qualifications: Previous avian research 
experience is required. Nest searching, distance sampling, and banding 
experience are preferred. Candidates who are proficient using software 
such as MS Excel and Access, and ArcMap are desired. Current DOI 
helicopter certification is a plus.  Compensation: $2,000/month, plus 
free housing  To Apply: Send a letter of interest addressed to Dr. TOM 
VIRZI, resume, and three references (include names, emails, and phone 
numbers of references) to (EM: tvirzi AT ecoinst.org). Please include “CSSS 
Field Tech” in the subject line of your email.

WILDLIFE CREW LEADER (BIRDS AND SALAMANDERS)  at West Virginia 
University.  Location: Throughout West Virginia.  Duration: 4 months.  
Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 16 Jan 2017. Job Description: 
West Virginia University is seeking an experienced crew leader to 
supervise technicians and assist a graduate student with PhD research 
looking at impacts of young forest creation on birds and salamanders. 
Field work will take place throughout West Virginia on West Virginia DNR 
wildlife management areas. Primary tasks will include point count 
surveys of the bird community (songbirds, ruffed grouse, and American 
woodcock), coverboard sampling for salamanders, vegetation surveys, and 
data entry. Crew leader will also be expected to train technicians and 
assist with data organization. Preference will be given to applicants 
with previous experience conducting songbird point counts in the eastern 
US and sampling/handling amphibians, as well as having previous field 
supervisory experience. The position will begin mid-April and end 
early-August. Housing will be provided at each field site and will be 
shared with other technicians and graduate student. West Virginia 
University will provide first-aid safety training and vehicles for field 
work.  Qualifications: Applicant is expected to be in good physical 
health and work long hours in arduous conditions. Applicant must have 
previous experience independently identifying eastern US songbirds by 
sight and sound, sampling amphibians or similar herpetofauna, 
identifying eastern hardwood tree species, navigating using handheld GPS 
units, and supervising team members. Crew leader must be 
detail-oriented, self-motivated, enthusiastic, have a strong work ethic, 
and be good with people. Applicant should have a BS or working towards 
one in wildlife, natural resources, or a similar field. Applicant must 
have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.  
Compensation: $490/week  To Apply: Please send cover letter with 
available start and end dates, resume, and three references in a single 
PDF or Word document to (EM: elm0001 AT mix.wvu.edu), with “Name WVU 
Wildlife Crew Leader” in email subject line (e.g., “Eric Margenau WVU 
Wildlife Crew Leader”).

PCSU ENDANGERED SEABIRD FIELD ASSISTANT – ID# 16628  at Kauai Endangered 
Seabird Recovery Project.  Website: http://kauaiseabirdproject.org/  
Location: Kauai, Hawaii.  Duration: Mid April - December.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 5. Application Deadline: 3 Jan 2017.  Job 
Description: Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. (3) Regular, Full-Time, 
RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies 
Unit (PCSU), Kauai Seabird Recovery Project, located on the island of 
Kauai. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational 
needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and 
compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 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 terrestrial 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. Must be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with manual 
transmission. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must be able to pass a 
post offer criminal background check. 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 Hawai‘i'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: $2,372/Mon  To Apply: 
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to http://www.rcuh.com and click on 
“Job Postings.” Search using the job ID # - 16628. 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. Hawai‘i 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: rcuh_employment AT rcuh.com). If you have 
questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call 
(PH:808-956-8344 or 808-956-0872). POSITION INQUIRIES: Kauai Office 
808-335-5300 (Kauai).

MAPS BIRD BANDING TECHNICIAN  at The Institute for Bird Populations.  
Website: http://birdpop.org/  Location: Yosemite National Park, CA.  
Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2017.  Job Description: We seek motivated, 
enthusiastic volunteers in good physical condition with a strong desire 
to learn more about birds and natural history. Positions are available 
in Yosemite National Park, CA. Our field season begins May 7 and runs 
through August 8, 2017. The MAPS program is a cooperative network of 
mist-netting and bird-banding stations dedicated to collecting 
demographic data towards the conservation of North American landbirds. 
These data contribute to a) land management recommendations designed to 
maintain or create quality habitat that will support healthy, productive 
bird populations, and b) our knowledge of birds’ responses to climate 
and weather. MAPS provides tremendous opportunities to gain first-class 
training and field experience in handling, identifying, sexing, aging, 
and banding wild birds.  Qualifications: All successful applicants are 
expected to face the rigors and unpredictability of field conditions 
with good humor and flexibility. While all volunteer positions 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 recommended. In addition, volunteers receive 
individual training in these techniques throughout the field season. 
Volunteers are expected to spend a minimum of 6 of every 10 days in the 
field, contingent upon daily weather conditions and logistical 
considerations. Applicants with reliable vehicles are especially needed 
(trucks/SUVs not required).  Compensation: Mileage will be reimbursed at 
the rate of $0.37/mile for project-related use. The field crew will be 
living at a Yosemite campground for the duration of the field season. A 
per diem of $29 for food and incidental expenses, amounting to $2,320 
for the season, are provided.  To Apply: 1) Download and read: 2017 MAPS 
Volunteer Information Packet 
http://birdpop.org/docs/jobs/MAPS_VolnInfo_2017.pdf  2) Submit a cover 
letter, resume and contact information for 3 references, by January 15, 
2017, preferably via email as a single attachment to: LAUREN HELTON (PH: 
415-663-1436 EM: lhelton AT birdpop.org).

GRASSLAND BIRD PROJECT COORIDNATOR  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.  
Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org  Location: Fort Collins, CO with 
field work in MT, ND, Alberta.  Duration: 2 years with possibility of 
extension (pending funding).  Job Type: Permanent.  Application 
Deadline: 15 Jan 2017.  Job Description: Project coordinator needed for 
a regional demographic study of grassland songbirds at 2-3 field sites 
in western North Dakota, northeastern Montana, and southern Alberta, CA 
(pending funding). This project aims to determine basic demographic 
rates of nesting Baird’s and grasshopper sparrows and other grassland 
songbirds, including nest success and productivity, adult and juvenile 
within- and across-season survival, and density estimation through point 
count surveys. This study also aims to explore the habitat relationships 
that may drive these vital rates. The coordinator would be a member of 
the International Team at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, however this 
study will be highly collaborative and partially funded through the 
Canadian Wildlife Service and the University of Manitoba. The 
coordinator will be based out of one of the field sites and lead 
fieldwork in eastern Montana, western North Dakota, and southern 
Alberta, CA from May – August each season. The remainder of the year the 
biologist will be based in Fort Collins, CO. Job Responsibilities: • 
Serve as primary coordinator of field activities and data collection for 
Northern Great Plains demographic monitoring of Baird’s sparrow, 
grasshopper sparrow, chestnut-collared longspur, and Sprague’s pipit. 
Coordinator will communicate regularly with and report to his/her direct 
supervisor through BCR’s International Program. • Hire, train, and 
supervise seasonal employees in nest search and monitoring, radio 
transmitter attachment and monitoring, and point count surveys. The 
incumbent will hire 10-15 field technicians each summer 2017 – 2018. • 
Communicate regularly with landowners, agency representatives, and 
scientists within the academic community to communicate work 
accomplished and facilitate understanding of the project and BCR’s 
mission. • Organize and streamline data collection and QA/QC across 
field sites (including supervision of proofing, etc) using MS Excel and 
Access. • Collect and manipulate spatial data using ArcGIS and handheld 
GPSs. • Travel between all sites to coordinate data collection and 
provide supervision to employees. • Produce summary reports for 
participating funders. • Provide preliminary analysis of collected 
data.  Qualifications: • Minimum of MSc (or BS with equivalent 
experience) in ecology or related field • Previous supervisory and field 
experience in passerine nest search and monitoring, mist-netting and 
capture, radio telemetry (including harness attachment), and point count 
surveys • Experience with ArcGIS, MS Access / Excel, and Program R • 
Thorough knowledge and ability to identify birds of the western United 
States by sight and sound • Deep commitment to the conservation of birds 
and their habitats • Excellent communication skills; the ability to 
communicate with private landowners, agency representatives, and peers 
within the scientific community • Ability to function as part of a 
dynamic team in the office, independently as a leader in the field, and 
cooperatively with seasonal field crews • A developed sense of humor and 
winning attitude • Applicants with previous grassland songbird 
experience will be particularly competitive Compensation: $35,000 
annually for 2 years, with possibility of extension. Work is dependent 
upon incoming funding.  To Apply: Please direct all inquiries about the 
position to MO CORRELL (EM: Maureen.correll AT birdconservancy.org). To 
apply, email a 1-page cover letter indicating your interest along with 
resume and contact information for three references in a single PDF to 
the email address above. Applications will be evaluated as they are 
received.

SALT MARSH INTERNSHIP  at USFWS.  Location: Charlestown, RI.  Job Type: 
Intern. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2017.  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.  Qualifications: Experience with mist-netting songbirds, 
eastern songbird bird identification, saltmarsh plant identification, 
and kayaking preferred but not required. 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/wk plus housing.  To Apply: Two positions are available from May 15 
to September 29 (some flexibility for the start and end date exists). 
Compensation $215/wk plus possible housing. 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.

GENERAL BIOLOGICAL INTERNSHIP  at USFWS.  Location: Charlestown, RI.  
Duration: 17 weeks.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2017.  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. 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/wk plus housing.  To Apply: Two position are available from May 8 
to Sept 1 (some flexibility for the start and end date exists). 
Compensation $215/wk plus possibility of housing. 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). Please include “General Biological Internship 
2017” in the subject line of your email. Application deadline is 
February 1.

SHOREBIRD CONSERVATION INTERNSHIP  at USFWS.  Location: Charlestown, 
RI.  Duration: 20 Weeks.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 3. 
Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2017.  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 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: $400/wk plus 
housing. To Apply: Position extends from April 3- August 18 (some 
flexibility for the start and end date exists). Salary $400/week + 
possibility of housing. 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). 
Please include “Shorebird Internship 2017” in the subject line of your 
email. Application deadline is February 1.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES  at Purchase College 
(SUNY).  Website: 
https://www.purchase.edu/Departments/AcademicPrograms/las/sciences/EnvStudies/ 
Location: Purchase, NY.  Duration: open.  Job Type: Professor. 
Application Deadline: 22 Jan 2017.  Job Description: Purchase College, 
State University of New York, invites applications for a tenure-track 
position in Environmental Studies at the Assistant Professor level, 
beginning September 1, 2017. We seek a broadly trained environmental 
scientist committed to field-based instruction and individualized 
student mentorship. While the research specialization is flexible, it 
should complement those of the current faculty. The most attractive 
research fields include wildlife ecology, conservation biology, and 
geology. With an emphasis on community engagement and environmental 
sustainability, the College prioritizes hiring scholars who 
conceptualize the application of their research within environmental 
justice and socially conscious contexts. Excellence in teaching will be 
expected. Instructional responsibilities include five courses per year, 
plus supervision of senior projects. The senior project is a 
college-wide requirement and signature feature of the college’s 
curriculum. The selected candidate will develop a diverse suite of 
courses serving Environmental Studies majors as well as the general 
student body including introductory and advanced courses in his/her area 
of specialization. The Environmental Studies Board of Study is an 
engaged academic partner with and resource for communities, non-profits, 
and agencies addressing environmental issues along Long Island Sound, 
the Lower Hudson River, and New York City’s historic Croton Watershed. 
Opportunities abound for the successful candidate to capitalize on this 
existing network of local study sites to develop a robust, dynamic, and 
student-focused research program. Purchase College is primarily an 
undergraduate institution located 25 miles north of New York City. The 
college’s president demonstrated a dedication to environmental issues 
and sustainability by joining 151 other U.S. colleges as an original 
signatory of the American College and University Presidents Climate 
Commitment. Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD by Sept. 1, 2017. 
Strong teaching experience is preferred.  Compensation: TBD based on 
qualifications and experience  To Apply: visit the Purchase College Job 
Vacancy website at https://jobs.purchase.edu and complete an on-line 
application. You must attach the following documents: (1) A cover letter 
describing research and teaching interests; (2) a CV; (3) evidence of 
teaching ability; (4) sample syllabi; and (5) three letters of 
recommendation.

FIELD ASSISTANT  at Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.  Website: 
http://www.carnegiemuseums.org  Location: Rector, PA  Duration: 30 
days.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 
20 Jan 2017.  Job Description: SPRING BANDING ASSISTANTS (1-2): are 
needed to band passerines during spring migration (March 28/April 18 to 
June 3) ¬ 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 from spring (March 28 or April 18) through summer 
(mid-August) or fall (early November). In the summer months the 
assistant will also conduct point counts, service Motus towers, and 
possibly track birds via radio telemetry. Ability to identify birds by 
sight and sound is required; experience conducting point counts and 
tracking birds via radio telemetry is strongly desired. Pay is $10/hr 
for 40 hrs per week plus housing.  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.  
Compensation: $10/hr.   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. 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 Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new 
hire process. However, if you would like to apply for the documents on 
your own or for more information, please visit 
http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm Application materials 
will only be accepted through the employer’s website. For more 
information and to apply, visit http://www.carnegiemuseums.org Carnegie 
Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.

MS in AVIAN DISEASE BIOLOGY (Fall 2017)  at University of Mississippi.  
Website: http://biology.olemiss.edu/susan-balenger/ Location: Oxford, 
MS.  Duration: 2-3 years.  Job Type: Student. Number of Openings: 1-2. 
Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2017.  Job Description: TEACHING 
ASSISTANTSHIP. The Balenger lab in the Dept. of Biology of the 
University of Mississippi is looking for 1-2 graduate students 
interested in understanding why and how songbirds differ in resistance 
and tolerance to parasites and pathogens. The lab's approach is highly 
integrative; investigating molecular, physiological, behavioral, 
evolutionary, and ecological factors determining whether a host-parasite 
relationship will persist over time. Current lab projects focus on 
Eastern Bluebirds and the bacterium Mycoplasma gallisepticum in northern 
Mississippi. For more information, go to 
http://susanbalenger.weebly.com/  Qualifications: Applicants should 
possess a strong understanding of basic principles of ecology, 
evolution, genetics, and should preferably have prior research 
experience. Additional desirable qualities include an interest in 
disease ecology, host-parasite coevolution, and/or animal behavior; 
enthusiasm for both field and lab work; and familiarity with basic 
genetic and/or cellular laboratory tools. Compensation: 2-3 years of 
teaching assistantship support, including competitive stipend and 
tuition waiver, are available to qualified candidates.  To Apply: 
Potential candidates should contact Dr. SUSAN BALENGER (EM: balenger AT 
olemiss.edu) by 15 January, including a brief statement of research 
interests, a CV with GPA and GRE scores, and contact information for 
three references. For formal application instructions (due Feb 1), 
please see: 
http://biology.olemiss.edu/programs/graduate/application-procedure/

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN (WATERFOWL): ALASKA  at U.S. Fish & 
Wildlife Service.  Website: 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/459258000/  Location: 
Fairbanks and Barrow, AK.  Duration: Approx. May - August 2017.  Job 
Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 16 Dec 2016.  Job Description: 
One Biological Science Technician needed to assist with nesting biology 
studies of threatened Steller’s and spectacled eiders for the U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in Fairbanks and Barrow, Alaska. The 
USFWS’s Endangered Species Program (based in Fairbanks, Alaska) has been 
monitoring Steller’s eider breeding biology in Barrow since 1991. 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.  
Qualifications: Key Requirements U.S. Citizenship Required You will be 
required to carry a firearm in performance of your duties. 
Qualifications In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we 
must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience 
requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. 
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer 
work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, 
AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; 
religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps 
build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide 
valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid 
employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, 
including volunteer experience. To be creditable, this experience must 
have been for 1 year and equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the 
next lower grade of the position to be filled. Your resume must show the 
number of hours per week worked and the starting and ending dates of 
employment - month and year (if the position was seasonal, the periods 
you worked). To Qualify for a Biological Science Technician GS-06, you 
must possess one of the following; Have one year of specialized 
experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level or higher in the Federal 
service which involves a variety of support tasks related to wildlife. 
Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: conducting avian 
surveys and any other work that is performed in a controlled environment 
which includes research activity or control program work in support of a 
wildlife or avian program. OR Have completed at least 9 semester hours 
of graduate level education in biological sciences with course work 
directly related to the work of this position such as ecology, 
ornithology, wildlife biology, animal biology, field zoology, etc. OR 
Have an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education 
as described in above. To compute this, first determine your total 
qualifying experience as a percentage of the year of specialized 
experience required; then determine your education as a percentage of 
the education requirement; add the two percentages. The total percentage 
must equal 100% to qualify. To Qualify for a Biological Science 
Technician GS-07, you must possess one of the following: Have one year 
of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 grade level or higher 
in the Federal service which involves a variety of support tasks related 
to wildlife. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include 
providing technical support in completing biological study or projects; 
assisting with project planning, logistical arrangements, and field 
work; completing reports or other documents related to a project; 
leading a group of technicians in gathering field data; and any other 
work that is performed in a controlled environment in research activity 
or control program work in support of avian program. OR Have 
successfully completed one full year or 18 semester hours of graduate 
level education in biological sciences with course work directly related 
to the work of this position such as ecology, ornithology, wildlife 
management, animal biology, field zoology, etc. OR Have an equivalent 
combination of specialized experience and education as described above. 
To compute this, first determine your total qualifying experience as a 
percentage of the year of specialized experience required; then 
determine your education as a percentage of the education requirement; 
add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal 100% to qualify 
Applicants must meet the experience and/or education requirements, 
qualifications, and any selective placement factors that have been 
specified in the announcement by the closing date of this announcement. 
All Federal employees must obtain and maintain a favorable background 
investigation/security clearance. Direct Deposit is required. You will 
be required to safely carry, handle and use firearms for bear defense of 
self and others. Applicants are ineligible for this position if at ANY 
time they have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of 
domestic violence, unless such conviction was expunged, set aside or the 
applicant received a pardon. Security Clearance Q - Nonsensitive 
Compensation: GS-06/07. See USAJOBS announcement for additional 
details.  To Apply: Please follow instructions through the USAJOBS 
website link listed above. If you have questions pertaining to the job 
description itself contact NATHAN GRAFF by email (EM: nathan_graff AT fws.gov).
Subject: Birdjobs -- December 12, 2016 -- part 1
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2016 23:13:24 -0500
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GRADUATE STUDENT OPPORTUNITY IN BLACKBIRD ECO-PHYSIOLOGY at   North 
Dakota State University, Department of Biological Sciences. Location: 
Fargo, ND.   The Greives lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at 
North Dakota State University (NDSU), in collaboration with Dr. Page 
Klug and the USDA-APHIS-Wildlife Services National Wildlife Research 
Center, is seeking a graduate student (M.S. or Ph.D.) interested in 
participating in research projects aimed at understanding the influence 
of cross-seasonal interactions on timing of life-history transitions and 
reproductive success (e.g. influence of overwintering habitat on 
reproductive timing and success) in Red-winged Blackbirds. This is a 
unique opportunity for individuals interested in the interface of 
ecological and evolutionary physiology, animal behavior, and wildlife 
management in agroecosystems. Specific projects can vary based on 
research interests but may include investigations on the influence of 
overwinter habitat on pre-migratory and reproductive endocrine function 
or the use of stable isotopes to uncover a link between overwinter 
habitat and seasonal reproductive timing and output. The student may 
either earn their degree in Biological Sciences or through the 
Environmental and Conservation Sciences graduate program at NDSU. 
Year-round funding (full tuition waiver and stipend) is available as a 
Graduate Research Assistant in the Biological Sciences Department at 
NDSU through a cooperative agreement with the USDA-APHIS-Wildlife 
Services National Wildlife Research Center. Additional funding is 
available to support research and to attend conferences and training 
opportunities. Expected start date is August 2017.  If you are 
interested in this position please contact Dr. TIM GREIVES (EM: 
timothy.greives AT ndsu.edu). Please include in your email your research 
background and interests as well as your GPA and GRE scores.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS  – The Missouri River Bird Observatory seeks two 
skilled, motivated and flexible individuals as our Avian Field 
Technicians from 26 March – 15 July, 2017. The Technicians will 
primarily work on various aspects of MRBO’s Grasslands Project but will 
have several opportunities to be involved with our Wetland Bird Survey 
Project and with various education events.  The positions begin with a 
training period followed by six weeks (April 2nd – approx. May 12th) of 
assisting with a low-volume bird-banding station located on a prairie 
restoration-in-progress.  Following the spring migration season, the 
Technicians will engage in sight-and-sound surveys of all species on 
prairie (and occasionally wetland) sites throughout the state of 
Missouri (approx. May 13th – June 30th).  Concurrently, nest-searching 
and monitoring on experimental patch-burn grazing sites will be 
conducted (approx. late May – 15 July).   This position involves 
extensive travel and the ability to work independently after the initial 
six-week banding session. Work is conducted 5-7 days a week in response 
to weather and the need to cover a lot of ground during the short 
breeding season window.  Qualifications:  ·       Excellent bird ID by 
sight and sound in a variety of habitats.  ·       A strong conservation 
ethic.  ·       Outgoing, professional demeanor with ability to interact 
with agency staff, private landowners and members of the general 
public.  ·       Flexibility to work and live in close quarters with a 
small group or one other individual.  · Willingness to camp for several 
days occasionally, and possession of basic camping equipment.  ·       
Ability to work independently and complete tasks efficiently. Location: 
Variable.  Training takes place in Arrow Rock, MO; field season involves 
camping in southern Missouri and shared housing in El Dorado Springs, 
MO.   Salary: $1400/month + housing & travel reimbursement.   Please 
send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three 
references to (EM: dana.ripper AT mrbo.org with a cc to ethan.duke AT 
mrbo.org).  Please use the subject line “Avian Field Technician” and 
address your qualifications as listed above.  Application deadline is 
January 15th, 2017 but applications will be reviewed as they are received.

GRASSLAND BIRD TECHNICIAN  – The Missouri River Bird Observatory seeks 
one Grassland Bird Technician for line-transect surveys and 
nest-searching/monitoring from 1 May – 15 July.  The Grasslands 
Technician will complete a team of four working on this project. MRBO’s 
grasslands project is entirely conservation-focused, and target species 
include some of the most precipitously declining species in North 
America.  Surveys are conducted by 400-m transect, include all species 
by sight and sound, and involve covering most public and some private 
grasslands throughout western Missouri (almost 50,000 acres).  
Nest-searching is concentrated on a sub-set of sites near Eldorado 
Springs, MO.  Data are collected via ArcGIS Collector, with no 
additional data entry needed; we do ask that technicians take brief, 
general habitat notes and several photos of each property.    The 
grassland bird breeding season is a short but intense field season where 
at least 6 days/week are needed. Extensive travel throughout central, 
northern, and southwestern Missouri is required.   Qualifications:  
·       Excellent bird ID by sight and sound in a variety of habitats.  
·       A strong conservation ethic.  ·       Outgoing, professional 
demeanor with ability to interact with agency staff, private landowners 
and members of the general public.  ·       Flexibility to work and live 
in close quarters with a small group or one other individual. ·       
Willingness to camp for several days occasionally, and possession of 
basic camping equipment.  ·       Ability to work independently and 
complete tasks efficiently.  Compensation is $1400/month salary, mileage 
reimbursement for personal vehicle use at $0.35/mile, and shared 
housing.  Camping will be required while on the road, which may be 
several nights in a row. Cost of camping and, in the case of inclement 
weather, motel stays will also be reimbursed.    Please send a letter of 
interest, resume, and contact information for three references to (EM: 
dana.ripper AT mrbo.org with a cc to ethan.duke AT mrbo.org).  Please 
use the subject line “Grassland Surveyor App” and address your 
qualifications as listed above.  Application deadline is January 15th, 
2017 but applications will be reviewed as they are received.
WETLAND BIRD SURVEY TECHNICIANS  – The Missouri River Bird Observatory 
(MRBO) seeks two Wetland Bird Survey Technicians from 26 March – 30 June 
2016.  Following a week training period in central Missouri, the 
technicians will conduct all-species surveys by sight and sound in 
private wetlands (approx. 60 sites) throughout the entire state.  The 
survey methodology is a hybrid between line transects and spot-mapping 
with all data collected on iPads.  On each transect, there is a stop at 
mid-point to conduct audio broadcasts in hopes of eliciting vocal 
responses from target marsh bird species.  These include the rare King, 
Black, Virginia and Yellow Rails and Least and American Bitterns, all 
species of high conservation concern.   In addition to daily surveys, 
technicians must provide photos and brief write-ups of habitat 
conditions at each site surveyed.  This is a great opportunity to 
contribute to private lands conservation while encountering rare and 
elusive birds in beautiful, sometimes remote, wetlands.  Applicants 
must:  · have outstanding bird ID skills (over 200 species, some very 
unusual, have been detected on the wetland survey project).  · have 
experience working independently with a reliable, responsible work 
ethic.  ·       be able to present an amiable, professional face to 
private landowners on whom this project depends.  ·       be comfortable 
traveling extensively for three months and camping alone or as part of a 
team of two.  ·       maintain a good attitude in the face of 
constantly-changing logistics.  ·    Couples and friends with relevant 
qualifications are encouraged to apply, as the logistics of the wetland 
survey project are tackled better as a team.  This project is conducted 
in partnership with state and federal agencies and represents a 
significant contribution to the conservation of wetland birds in 
Missouri.  Compensation is $1300-1500/month DOE plus mileage 
reimbursement for personal vehicle use and camping/lodging expenses. 
Please send a letter of interest addressing the qualifications listed 
above, resume/CV, and contact information for three references to (EM: 
dana.ripper AT mrbo.org and ethan.duke AT mrbo.org). Please use the 
subject line “Wetland Surveyor App”.  Experienced birders with great ID 
skills but no formal survey experience are welcome.  Application 
deadline is January 15th, 2017 but applications will be reviewed as they 
are received.

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH POSITION  at Humboldt State University. 
Website: http://www2.humboldt.edu/wildlife/faculty/johnson/index.html 
Location: Arcata, California.  Duration: 2 years.  Job Type: Student.  
Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2017.  Job Description: Seeking applicants 
for a Master of Science student to join our lab in Fall 2017. The 
successful applicant will have the opportunity to manage a small ongoing 
bird banding program (MAPS station) and develop an independent project 
within the lab’s overall emphasis on habitat ecology and our current 
work, which includes projects on barn owls and their effects in 
winegrape vineyard ecosystems as well on the relationship between 
wildlife and habitat management on tribal lands. See examples of current 
& former student projects: 
http://www2.humboldt.edu/wildlife/faculty/johnson/research_studentprojects.html 

Qualifications: Applicants should possess a strong understanding of 
basic principles of ecology and conservation, have experience running 
mist-nets and banding birds, and have an interest in applied wildlife 
conservation consistent with current lab projects. Experience with 
statistical analyses, GIS, and database management experience are 
preferred. Additional desirable qualities include an aptitude for 
working independently, strong communication and analytical skills, 
enthusiasm for field research and analysis, evidence of an ability to 
think creatively, and a good academic record. Successful applicant must 
meet the HSU Natural Resource graduate program requirements: GRE scores 
minimum of 150 Qualitative 150 Verbal. Minimum GPA requirement 3.0.  
Compensation: Funding includes a tuition waiver (~$8,400 value), plus a 
stipend in the academic year and summer for field research ($5,000), and 
some modest funds for travel and supplies (~$4,000).  To Apply: Formal 
applications to HSU are due 1 February 2017 
(http://www2.humboldt.edu/gradprograms/future-students), but potential 
candidates should first contact Dr. MATT JOHNSON by email (EM: 
matt.johnson AT humboldt.edu) by 2 January, including a brief statement 
of research interests and a CV. Review of applications will begin 
immediately and continue on a rolling basis.

AVIAN ECOLOGIST  at Smithsonian Institution/Colorado State University.  
Location: California Channel Islands/mainland California.  Duration: 3 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 15 Dec 2016.  Job 
Description: Field technician is needed to work closely with a PhD 
student studying genomic signatures of adaptation and physiological 
responses to temperature in song sparrows on the California Channel 
Islands. The technician will be responsible for mist-netting, banding, 
measuring, and assisting with physiological experiments on song 
sparrows. Duties also include collecting environmental data, performing 
observational studies of banded birds, and entering data into a computer 
database each day. Field work will be conducted on mainland California 
(Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles County) and Santa Cruz Island. 
The field technician will be living in close quarters with other island 
researchers and NPS personnel. Housing, utilities, and transportation 
between the island and the mainland will be provided. Pets are not 
permitted. Field technician will be responsible for his/her own food and 
personal field gear and may be asked to plan resources accordingly to 
remain on island for one month at a time. Approximate start date: 
February 27, 2017; approximate end date: June 1, 2017.  Qualifications: 
* Experience mist-netting, handling, and collecting blood samples from 
small passerines * Good color vision and experience working with birds 
outside of the classroom * A valid U.S. driver’s license and the ability 
to drive a 4WD, manual transmission vehicle * Positive and 
self-motivated with a good sense of humor  Compensation: $500/week.  To 
Apply: Send cover letter, CV, and contact information for 2 job 
references to MAYBELLENE GAMBOA (EM: cisongsparrows AT gmail.com). 
Please include all application materials as a single email attachment. 
Put “SOSP Field Technician” in the e-mail subject line. Applications 
will be reviewed in the order received, and the position will be filled 
as soon as possible. Deadline: December 15, 2016

SEASONAL AVIAN ECOLOGIST  at Smithsonian Institute / Cornell University 
/ Wellesley College.  Location: Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New 
Hamsphire.  Duration: 8-12 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 12. Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2017.  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 
$420/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: 
$420/week stipend plus lakeside housing, utilities costs, and internet 
access are provided   To apply, send cover letter, CV, and contact 
information for 2 job references to (EM: btbw2017 AT gmail.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 Danielle Aube. 
Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

VOLUNTEER SEABIRD RESEARCH ASSISTANT  at Point Blue Conservation 
Science.  Website: http://www.pointblue.org/  Location: Southeast 
Farallon Island, CA.  Duration: Minimum 8 weeks.  Job Type: Volunteer. 
Number of Openings: 5-7. Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2017.  Job 
Description: VOLUNTEER SEABIRD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS (5-7) needed for 
spring/summer 2017 on Southeast Farallon Island, 30 miles west of San 
Francisco, California. Become part of the longest continuous study of 
seabird ecology in the Northern Hemisphere. Our studies examine upper 
trophic marine predators as bio-indicators of natural and anthropogenic 
variation in the marine ecosystem. RA duties include censusing and 
monitoring seabird and marine mammal populations, conducting demographic 
investigations on cormorants, gulls, and alcids, and conducting feeding 
ecology studies on alcids. RAs also contribute to the upkeep and 
maintenance of the research station. RAs will work full-time, 7 days a 
week, with a variable schedule that includes long days and night work. 
Long term RAs will receive some break time off the island. Some field 
work requires rigorous physical activity including strenuous hiking and 
climbing. Qualifications: Applicants should enjoy working independently 
with a high level of responsibility in field work and data entry as well 
as working frequently with a partner or team. Preference will be given 
to applicants with a degree in biology or related field and prior 
ecological research experience. Enthusiasm for intense field work in 
windy, cold conditions is essential. The ability to coexist on a small, 
isolated island with aggressive gulls and overworked humans is 
important. If the thought of going several days without updating your 
Instagram or Facebook page is shocking, then this is not the job for 
you. Positions are available 18 March through 9 September, 2017 with a 
minimum 8-week commitment.  Compensation: We provide great food and 
island housing. Transportation to boat in San Francisco not provided. 
More information can be found at www.pointblue.org  To Apply: Please 
send a cover letter explaining interests and dates of availability, 
resume, and names, email addresses, and phone numbers of 3 references to 
RUSS BRADLEY (EM: rbradley AT pointblue.org), Farallon Program Manager, 
Point Blue Conservation Science (formerly PRBO), 3820 Cypress Drive #11, 
Petaluma, CA, 94954. Email applications are preferred. Applications 
accepted until 15 January 2017 but applications will be evaluated 
starting at the beginning of the New Year so some positions may be 
filled before the deadline.

SENIOR PARK AIDE/ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES INTERN - SNOWY PLOVER AND LEAST 
TERN  at California Department of Parks and Recreation. Location: 
Oceano, CA  Duration: 7 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 
4-5. Application Deadline: 19 Jan 2017.  Job Description: Oceano Dunes 
State Vehicular Recreation Area is currently recruiting for several 
Senior Park Aide/Environmental Services Intern (ESI) positions for the 
2017 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 • 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: $12.40/hour (Senior 
Park Aide) or $12.53/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. Housing is not provided.  To Apply: 
Please mail a Standard State Application (URL: 
http://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf) to: Mr. RONNIE GLICK, Senior 
Environmental Scientist Oceano Dunes District 340 James Way, Suite 270 
Pismo Beach, CA 93449 For more information, contact Ronnie (PH: 
805-773-7180, EM: ronnie.glick AT parks.ca.gov).

GRADUATE ASSISTANT (PHD IN EEB)  at Boise State University. Website: 
https://biology.boisestate.edu/gcebirds/  Location: Boise, ID.  
Duration: 4 years.  Job Type: Student.  Application Deadline: 20 Dec 
2016.  Job Description: GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP (Ph.D. in Ecology, 
Evolution, and Behavior) - at Boise State University. A position is 
available for a motivated graduate student to study the phenology of 
migratory landbirds, using American kestrels as a model species, and the 
impacts of climate change. This project will include widespread sampling 
of kestrels across their North American range and the development of an 
individual-based model to test hypotheses about carry-over, genetic, and 
environmental effects on breeding and migration phenology. The student 
will work as part of a large team that consists of other students, 
technicians, faculty, and NGO scientists. This project will involve 
extensive travel and coordination with several partners.  
Qualifications: Competitive candidates will have quantitative skills, 
field experience working with birds, an enthusiasm for studying ecology, 
and enjoy being part of a team. Master’s degree, a background in 
individual-based models, and experience in remote-sensing is preferred 
but not necessary. Please address your qualification for each of these 
points in your cover letter and note any Spanish language skills. The 
position starts Fall (Aug) 2017. The Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior 
PhD is a new graduate program at Boise State University. To learn more 
please visit: https://biology.boisestate.edu/graduate-programs/eeb/. 
Compensation: The student will be supported by an assistantship that 
provides a 12-month stipend (~$25,000) and a tuition/fees waiver. To 
Apply: send via email in a single file attachment (include your last 
name in the file name): a cover letter that states qualifications and 
career goals, a CV with the names and contacts for 3 references, copies 
of transcripts (unofficial are O.K.) and GRE scores and percentiles (not 
combined) to JULIE HEATH (EM: julieheath AT boisestate.edu). Please put 
“Kestrel PhD application” in the subject line. Applications will be 
reviewed as they are received until 20 December 2016. If you do not have 
GRE scores by the deadline your application cannot be considered.

GRADUATE ASSISTANT (MS IN RAPTOR BIOLOGY)  at Boise State University.  
Website: https://biology.boisestate.edu/gcebirds/ Location: Boise, ID.  
Duration: 3 years.  Job Type: Student. Application Deadline: 20 Dec 
2016.  Job Description: GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP (M.S. in Raptor Biology) 
- at Boise State University. A position is available for a motivated 
graduate student to study the consequences of breeding and migration 
phenology on American kestrel reproduction and survival. The student 
will work as part of a large team that consists of other students, 
technicians, faculty, and NGO scientists on a range-wide, year-round 
study on the ecology and phenology of kestrels. This project will 
involve extensive travel and coordination with several partners.  
Qualifications: Competitive candidates will have a strong interest 
(preferably experience) in remote-sensing/GIS, quantitative analysis and 
R programming, and field work. Please address your qualification for 
each of these points in your cover letter and please note any Spanish 
language skills. The position starts Fall (Aug) 2017. The Raptor Biology 
Master’s Program at Boise State is a well-supported MS program and our 
alumni work in a variety of academic, agency, and non-profit settings.  
Compensation: The student will be eligible for a teaching assistantship 
that provides a 9-month stipend (~$12,390) and a tuition/fees waiver and 
summer salary ($3,000).  To Apply: send via email in a single file 
attachment (include your last name in the file name): a cover letter 
that states qualifications and career goals, a CV with the names and 
contacts for 3 references, copies of transcripts (unofficial are O.K.) 
and GRE scores and percentiles (not combined) to JULIE HEATH (EM: 
julieheath AT boisestate.edu). Please put “Raptor MS application” in the 
subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until 
20 December 2016. If you have not yet taken the GRE your application 
cannot be considered.

PROJECT MANAGER  at Boise State University.  Website: 
https://biology.boisestate.edu/gcebirds/  Location: Boise, ID. Duration: 
1 year with potential for renewal.  Job Type: Permanent. Application 
Deadline: 20 Dec 2016.  Job Description: PROJECT MANAGER - at Boise 
State University. We are looking for a project manager to help run our 
range-wide, full-year study of American kestrels. This project is a 
large collaboration between several University, NGO, and state and 
federal agencies. The project manager will be a point person to assist 
with managing the project and research activities; help write reports 
about research and outcomes; work to ensure that all permitting 
requirements and reporting is being met; coordinate sampling across 
North American, Mexico, and the Caribbean; help with data entry and 
management; and conduct field work. The project manager should be 
organized, professional, thoughtful, responsible, an independent worker, 
problem-solver, and someone who enjoys working as part of a team.  
Qualifications: Competitive candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree 
(Master’s preferred), some experience conducting field research, skills 
with databases and communication, and a positive attitude. Please 
address your qualifications and skills in your cover letter and please 
note any Spanish language skills. The position starts as early as 
February 2017. This is a multi-year project.  Compensation: The position 
pays $38,000 and includes a full benefits package.  To Apply: send via 
email in a single file attachment (include your last name in the file 
name): a cover letter that states qualifications and career goals, a CV 
with the names and contacts for 3 references to JULIE HEATH (EM: 
julieheath AT boisestate.edu). Please put “Kestrel Project Manager” in 
the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received 
until 20 December 2016.

AMERICAN KESTREL RESEARCH APPRENTICE  at Brandywine Zoo.  Website: 
http://www.BrandywineZoo.org  Location: Wilmington, DE.  Duration: 1 
year.  Job Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 1 Jan 2017.  Job 
Description: The American kestrel is North America’s smallest falcon 
species. Since the 1960s, kestrels have seen a decline of 88% in their 
population. More research is necessary to determine the cause of decline 
in this small, insect-eating bird, but evidence suggests that pesticide 
accumulation, increased predation by more urban-adaptable raptors, as 
well as habitat loss may be primary factors. The Delaware Kestrel 
Partnership is working with multiple organizations, including The 
Brandywine Zoo, DE Fish and Wildlife, Delmarva Ornithological Society, 
Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, and the Peregrine Fund's American 
Kestrel Partnership, a citizen science program, to focus on kestrel 
populations in the United States. The Brandywine Zoo is working as a 
facilitator for this program in the state of Delaware. Research 
apprentices will be responsible for the maintenance and monitoring of 
kestrel nest boxes across the state of Delaware, logging data and 
creating research parameters. The goals of this research at this point 
in time is identifying kestrel habitat as well as presence and absence, 
in order to collect baseline information for Delaware for future 
research. RESPONSIBILITIES • Maintenance of currently installed kestrel 
boxes in various state parks in DE (currently 48 installed around the 
state, with more to come). • Site location identification and 
installation of new kestrel boxes. • Outreach to potentia partners for 
kestrel sites or program support. Continuing relationship with Delaware 
Kestrel Partnership program partners. • Regular, weekly check-ups on 
kestrel boxes during nesting season (Feb/Mar-July/Aug). Starling nest 
abatement. • Logging data, data analysis, uploading data to, and 
communicating with, American Kestrel Partnership. • Creation of reports 
on kestrels in DE. • Installation of camera traps and analyzing camera 
trap photographs. • Recruitment of volunteers to assist in kestrel 
monitoring or data analysis. • Development of educational resources for 
the American kestrel. Forming partnerships with local schools for 
kestrel box monitoring. Delivery of kestrel programming to school 
groups. • Grant writing for continued support of Kestrel Program TERM: 1 
year: Position runs winter 2017 through winter 2018 (flexible start 
time, upon arrangement). • Candidates must be responsible, flexible, 
self-motivated and able to work both independently as well as in a team. 
HOURS 35 hours per week, this position may include regular hours on 
weekends.  Qualifications: QUALIFICATIONS • Research techniques; 
research methodology • Bird of prey identification; Plant identification 
• American kestrel natural history knowledge • GPS/GIS applications; use 
of appropriate equipment including but not limited to GPS, GIS, 
motion-sensored cameras, etc. • Grant writing • Educational programming 
experience (teaching and writing); and data recording, analysis, and 
presentation. • The position is physically demanding at times, requiring 
outdoor work in a variety of temperatures and sometimes challenging 
conditions. Candidates must be able to climb a ladder. • Must have a 
valid driver’s license and at times provide own transportation to field 
sites. • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: • 
At least 18 years old with valid driver’s license and reliable 
transportation • Provide proof of negative TB Test within the last 12 
months before start date • Good physical condition: able to stand/walk 
for extended periods of time, kneel, crouch, and able to work in all 
weather conditions. • Be able to lift up to 25 pounds • Must be fluent 
in the English language (verbal and written communication) • Overall GPA 
must be 2.5 or higher • Good organizational skills • Able and willing to 
read and follow verbal and written work instructions and work 
independently • Willing to assist with administrative, customer 
relations, and housekeeping tasks and possibly animal care • Able to 
commit to upholding all Zoo safety and personnel policies, and support 
the overall mission • Able to professionally represent the Brandywine 
Zoo in all interactions with visitors, staff, and other members of the 
community • Complete a project of the intern’s own design, and approved 
by zoo staff, during the internship period  Compensation: $100/week 
stipend, housing available on a first-come basis. Housing Housing may be 
available free of charge, upon request, depending upon vacancy Stipend 
Kestrel apprentices will receive $100/week stipend. Interns are not 
employees of the State of Delaware- they are considered volunteers and 
are not paid for their service. Qualified interns may be selected to 
receive a stipend to help cover expenses incurred during their volunteer 
intern service. The stipend is a fixed amount of $100 per week for 
service of 32 or more hours per week paid biweekly. Taxes: No taxes are 
withheld from the stipend. Interns selected to receive the stipend will 
complete IRS Form W-9 Request for Tax-Payer Identification as 
self-mployed and will receive a Form 1099 at the end of the year that 
reports the amount of income from the stipend. The stipend is not a 
wage, but does count toward the total income on which the intern’s tax 
obligation is based. Interns receiving less than $600 in a calendar year 
are not subject to receiving a Form 1099.  TO APPLY: 1) Complete online 
intern application at 
https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=2130268842 2) Indicate 
Preference for American Kestrel Apprentice position 3) You will be 
contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator of the Brandywine Zoo for 
screening and interviewing.

VOLUNTEERS - AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS  at University of Groningen. 
Website: 
http://www.rug.nl/research/institute-evolutionary-life-sciences/ceg/ 
Location: Groningen, The Netherlands  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: 
Volunteer. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2017.  
Job Description: we are seeking two volunteers to help us collecting 
breeding and behavioural data on Pied flycatchers (Ficedula hypoleuca) 
next spring 2017 (estimated start April 1st 2017-end of June 2017). 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), mist netting (for a translocation 
experiment), 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 free housing in 
the lovely field site in Drenthe (~60 km south Groningen).  To Apply: 
Applications will be accepted until February 2017 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 (EMail: 
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

MAINE SUMMER SEABIRD RESEARCHERS  at USFWS, Maine Coastal Islands 
National Wildlife Refuge.  Website: 
http://www.fws.gov/northeast/mainecoastal/  Location: Coastal Maine.  
Duration: 11 weeks.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 8. 
Application Deadline: 10 Feb 2017.  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. May 15 - July 28, 2017 (six positions), and May 
24 - August 11, 2017 (two positions). 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. 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. Researchers will be 
living on the island for the entire 11-week period with the exception of 
one (2-3 day) break. Housing is provided in lighthouse keepers’ houses 
or cabins, with propane lights and refrigerators, limited solar 
electricity for computers, but no running water. Candidates must be at 
least 18 years old, a US Citizen, have a Social Security Number, and a 
US Bank account for electronic payments.  Qualifications: 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 with limited 
amenities. Applicants will work outdoors in variable weather conditions, 
and need to be able to hike over rugged, uneven terrain and lift and 
carry 50 pounds. 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: Housing is provided; $290 to 
$385 per week (varies with level of supervision and experience)  To 
Apply: Interested seabird researchers should email the following 
materials to (EM: michael_langlois AT fws.gov): cover letter, resume and 
contact information for three references (name, phone number and email 
address). Consideration of candidates will begin on January 15th and 
continue until all positions are filled. For more information, call 
Maine Coastal Islands NWR (PH: 207-594-0600 ext. 3) or check out our 
website (URL;http://www.fws.gov/northeast/mainecoastal/) and the island 
blog describing the experiences of previous island researchers (URL: 
http://mainecoastalislands.wordpress.com/).

BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER SURVEY 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, CA.  Duration: 2.5 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4. Application 
Deadline: 28 Feb 2016.  Job Description: BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER SURVEY 
CONTRACT BIOLOGISTS needed early May - mid July 2017 to survey 
Black-backed Woodpeckers and conduct multi-species point counts in 
burned areas and beetle-killed forest stands located on National Forests 
throughout the Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascades, California. Crew 
members will be camping out most nights in front country camp sites or 
in the backcountry on the occasional backcountry trip.  Qualifications: 
Prior fieldwork experience, ability to identify Western US songbirds by 
sight and sound, and experience conducting point counts is required. 
Some long hikes and occasional back country trips will be required to 
access survey sites. 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.  Compensation: Selected candidates will be 
classified as seasonal IBP staff, and will receive $2,400 per month 
(before payroll taxes), project-related mileage reimbursement 
($0.37/mile), and campground fee reimbursement, but no fringe benefits.  
To Apply: Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and 
the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of two references to: BOB 
WILKERSON, The Institute for Bird Populations, at (EM: bwilkerson AT 
birdpop.org). Electronic submissions are preferred. If that is not 
possible, please email to obtain appropriate mailing address.

PIPING PLOVER INTERN  at Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge.  Website: 
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Monomoy/  Location: Chatham, MA. Duration: 14 
weeks.  Job Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 13 Jan 2017.  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. Internship is 14 weeks. Intern must be able to 
start between 17 April and 1 May (absolute latest start date). 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. 
Closing Date: January 13, 2017, however hiring WILL BEGIN well before 
the closing date, so applying earlier is strongly recommended.

BIOLOGICAL INTERN - TERNS  at Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge. Website: 
https://www.fws.gov/refuge/monomoy/  Location: Chatham, MA.  Duration: 
14 Weeks.  Job Type: Intern Number of Openings: 2-3. Application 
Deadline: 13 Jan 2017.  Job Description: Internships are 14 weeks. 
Intern must be able to start between 1 May and 15 May (absolute latest 
start date). 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. 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. 
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 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. 
Closing Date: January 13, 2017, however, hiring WILL begin before the 
closing date, so applying earlier is strongly recommended.

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

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

Location: Sierra Nevada, CA.  Duration: 2.5 months  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2017.  Job Description: This position will 
involve supervising a team of 2+ volunteer technicians, and working 
closely 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 moderately physically demanding involving off-trail hikes 
into data collection sites. The typical work schedule will be either 5 
days on and 2 off, or 10 days consecutive work followed by 2-3 days off 
(early in the season and during trapping).  Qualifications: We are 
seeking candidates with prior raptor and/or owl tracking and study 
experience, familiarity with radio telemetry and other geospatial 
technologies, and prior supervisory experience. Prior experience with 
raptor handling, territory/nest monitoring, and GIS software is also 
preferred. Other requirements include a tolerance for aggressive and 
carnivorous birds, and a robust understanding of raptor and owl natural 
history. Survey work will occur in the 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 (and certainly more 
frustrating) 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).  Compensation: 
The Crew Leader will be considered an IBP seasonal staff member, and 
will receive payment of $2,400 per month (before payroll taxes) and 
project-related travel mileage reimbursement ($0.37/mile), but no fringe 
benefits. Free shared housing will be provided.  To Apply: MORE 
INFORMATION: For more information about this IBP program, please contact 
DYLAN KESLER (EM: keslerd AT mac.com). TO APPLY: Please email a resume, 
cover letter, and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three 
references to MANDY HOLMGREN, Biologist (EM: mholmgren AT birdpop.org).

BACKCOUNTRY POINT COUNT FIELD TECHNICIANS
  at The Institute for Bird Populations.  Website: 

http://www.birdpop.org/docs/jobs/Back-country_Point_Counts_in_Sierra_Nevada_National_Parks.pdf 

Location: Yosemite and Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, CA.  
Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. 
Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2017.  Job Description: The field season 
will begin with an intensive 3 week training session in visual and 
acoustic bird identification skills, point count techniques, tree and 
plant identification, backcountry orienteering and safety, and 
wilderness camping skills. These skills will be honed further throughout 
the field season. Field technicians will acquire substantial expertise 
in western bird identification, general natural history, and backcountry 
living, while exploring one or more of the beautiful, rugged national 
parks in the Sierra Nevada. Working in teams of two, field technicians 
will hike into the backcountry for up to seven days at a time. On a 
typical day, they will wake up before dawn and spend the morning 
conducting point counts and brief 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: We are looking for candidates with prior 
birding experience and familiarity with (or ability to quickly learn) 
the songs and calls of western montane birds. Even more important than 
prior birding experience, however, is a strong desire to learn more 
about western montane birds and natural history, and a willingness to 
face the rigors of fieldwork with good humor. These rigors include (but 
are not limited to!) physically demanding work, long work days that may 
begin well before dawn, wet, cold weather, 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 with map and compass 
(training provided). Field technicians are expected to provide their own 
binoculars and backpacking gear, including hiking boots, tent, sleeping 
bag, raingear, etc. A personal automobile is a plus, but is not strictly 
required.  Compensation: These backcountry point count positions in the 
national parks are volunteer positions. 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 
a per diem of $39 (amounts to $975 per month) to help with food and 
general living expenses, mileage reimbursement for all project-related 
travel, and free shared housing.  To Apply: Please email a resume, cover 
letter, and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three 
references to MANDY HOLMGREN, Biologist (EM: mholmgren AT birdpop.org).

WILLOW FLYCATCHER SURVEY TECHNICIAN  at The Institute for Bird 
Populations.  Website: 
http://www.birdpop.org/docs/jobs/Willow_Flycatcher_Sierras.pdf Location: 
Central and Northern Sierra Nevada, CA.  Duration: 2.5 months.  Job 
Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 28 Feb 
2017.  Job Description: Primary duties will involve conducting targeted 
surveys for Willow Flycatchers at meadows both with and without 
automated broadcasting equipment and monitoring the reproductive status 
at active territories. Crew members will also be responsible for setting 
up and maintaining broadcast units at approximately 5-8 meadows. Some 
additional time will be spent documenting meadow conditions and 
recording locations of beaver dams and lodges. An average day will 
include a 30 min - 1 hour drive/hike during pre-dawn hours to access 
survey areas. Surveys are conducted 1 hour before sunrise until 10am, 
then follow-up documentation of willow flycatcher territories and 
nesting status, checking automated equipment, and recording habitat 
condition will occur until approximately 1 or 2pm. Data entry will be 
required on some days; a computer will be provided. Work will be 
moderately physically demanding involving off-trail hikes into survey 
sites and working in wet, marshy conditions.  Qualifications: Experience 
with bird surveys and monitoring is not required but will be highly 
favored. Some experience nest searching/monitoring, a familiarity with 
Sierra Nevada bird songs, and previous ecological fieldwork in rugged 
environments 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 frequent 
camping. Successful candidates must be in good physical condition and 
must be comfortable with off-trail hiking and orienteering (training 
provided). A personal vehicle is highly desirable but not strictly 
required. Field technicians are expected to provide their own 
binoculars, rubber boots and camping gear, including hiking boots, tent, 
sleeping bag, raingear, etc.  Compensation: These are volunteer 
positions. Compensation includes the valuable skills you will develop, 
the satisfaction of joining important conservation efforts, and the joy 
of working with fun-loving people in the mountains. We will provide 
shared housing, a per diem of $39 (amounts to $975 per month) to help 
with food and general living expenses, and mileage reimbursement for all 
project-related travel. To Apply: Please email a resume, cover letter, 
and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references to 
MANDY HOLMGREN, Biologist  (EM: mholmgren AT birdpop.org).

NORTHERN GOSHAWK AND SPOTTED OWL TRACKING FIELD TECHNICIAN  at The 
Institute for Bird Populations.  Website: 

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

Location: Sierra Nevada, CA.  Duration: 2.5 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2017.  
Job Description: The successful applicant will join a team of surveyors 
and a capture team tasked with capturing and fitting approximately 
twenty birds with GPSUHF tracking devices early in the season. Once 
equipment is deployed, a Crew Leader and three volunteer technicians 
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 
also will 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 involving off-trail hikes into data collection sites. The 
typical work schedule will be either 5 days on and 2 off, or 10 days 
consecutive work followed by 2-3 days off (early in the season and 
during trapping).  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 are also 
preferred. Other requirements include a tolerance for aggressive and 
carnivorous birds, and a robust understanding of raptor and owl natural 
history. Survey work will occur in the 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 (and certainly more 
frustrating) 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). Volunteer 
technicians are expected to provide their own binoculars, sense of 
humor, enthusiasm, boots, raingear, etc. A personal automobile is 
preferred and project-related mileage will be reimbursed.  Compensation: 
These Northern Goshawk and Spotted Owl technician positions are 
volunteer positions. 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 a per 
diem of $39 (amounts to $975 per month) to help with food and general 
living expenses, mileage reimbursement for all project-related travel, 
and free shared housing.  To Apply: MORE INFORMATION: For more 
information about this IBP program, please contact Dylan Kesler, at 
keslerd at mac dot com. TO APPLY: Please email a resume, cover letter, 
and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references to  
MANDY HOLMGREN, Biologist  (EM: mholmgren AT birdpop.org).

FIELD TECHNICIAN - TYNDALL  at Audubon Florida.  Website: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3015/field-technician/job?mode=view&mobile=false&width=733&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-360&jun1offset=-300 

Location: Panama City, FL.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent. 
Application Deadline: 11 Dec 2016.  Job Description: Position Summary: 
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 in Bay and Gulf 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; - Monitoring nest sites weekly for evidence of 
disturbance or predation; - Performing weekly bird surveys as directed; 
and - Helping protect sites from disturbance through stewardship 
activities, to include: assisting in recruitment of volunteers 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 in Gulf 
through Escambia County, Florida; assisting with volunteer recruitment 
and management, training and appreciation; carrying out equipment 
maintenance; and helping to conduct outreach to key user groups 
impacting coastal birds in the Florida Panhandle. This is a full-time, 
grant-funded opportunity through December 31, 2020. 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: - 
Collecting accurate data as assigned, and submitting associated activity 
logs on a scheduled timeline. - Contributing to technical report writing 
and submitting content for program-related publications in a variety of 
media. - 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.   
Qualifications and Experience: - Bachelor's degree in related field and 
2-3 years' demonstrated expertise in shorebird and seabird 
identification and performing surveys a must. An equivalent combination 
of education and experience will also be considered. - Demonstrated 
success with accurate recording of data and data entry using MS Excel 
and Access - 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 maintaining 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. - 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: DOE, includes benefits  To Apply: 
Apply online only.

BIRD BANDERS (2) AND ASSISTANT (1) - SPRING 2017  at University of 
Delaware.  Location: Eastern Maryland, US.  Duration: 2 months.  Job 
Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2017.  Job Description: 
EXPERIENCED BIRD BANDERS (2) and bird-banding assistant (1) needed to 
band migratory songbirds at three stations in Eastern Maryland. Each 
bander will manage the mist-netting effort, including species 
identification and aging, bird handling/banding, data entry and 
potentially moth sampling. The assistant will help in one of the banding 
stations, but in some days may also be required to assist collecting 
radar data during the night. Assisting the bird-banding station will not 
be required during mornings following night shifts. The field season is 
scheduled to run from 1 April – 31 May 2017. Qualifications: Experience 
banding, ageing and sexing of Nearctic-Neotropical landbird migrants is 
required for these positions. Banders need to prove experience managing 
a banding station. Banding experience is preferred for the assistant. 
Other banders and volunteers will assist 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.  Compensation: Pay is $1750/month. 
Lodging and some meals may be provided.  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.

ESA WILDLIFE SURVEY TECHNICIAN  at Yurok Tribe.  Website: 
http://www.yuroktribe.org/  Location: Weitchpec, CA.  Duration: 6 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 30 Dec 2016. Job 
Description: This position assists the Tribe’s Wildlife Program 
personnel in the field of wildlife biology, performing endangered 
species surveys (primarily northern spotted owl and marbled murrelet, 
but possibly others) associated with proposed timber harvest and other 
forest-management activities. This is essentially a field position, with 
associated data entry and other office tasks. The position requires work 
during various times of the day and night but will require substantial 
investment in nighttime survey work and likely will require overnight 
shifts and weekend work. Survey sites are scattered throughout the lower 
Klamath River watershed on tribal lands on and near the Yurok Indian 
Reservation.  Qualifications: DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Skill in 
written and oral expression. 2. One year of experience entering, 
analyzing, and presenting data requiring a minimum of review and 
editing. 3. Ability to organize and implement sound plans, procedures, 
and schedules. 4. Outdoor experience and skills including map and 
compass navigation. 5. Rescue Training, CPR certification, and/or First 
Aid Certification. 6. Familiarity with relational databases (e.g., 
Microsoft Access and ArcGIS programs). 7. Familiarity with Yurok Tribe 
natural resource priorities from a biological and/or cultural 
perspective. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Ability to work independently 
with minimal supervision. 2. Ability to work safely and comfortably 
alone at night in a remote backcountry setting. 3. Ability to operate a 
4WD truck and an ATV on rough terrain, including loading and unloading 
the latter onto and off the former. 4. Ability to hike in steep terrain 
with dense vegetation including poison-oak. 5. Ability to navigate to 
survey points in the dark by truck or ATV or on foot. 6. Ability to 
detect target species and distinguish them from all others potentially 
present; basic familiarity with wildlife and vegetation of Del Norte and 
Humboldt counties. 7. Ability to assess habitat suitability for and 
recognize signs of target species. 8. Ability to keep accurate, 
detailed, legible field records and enter data using standard Microsoft 
Office software. 9. Ability to remain focused for long periods, often 
under uncomfortable conditions. 10. Ability to follow instructions and 
protocols and make sound, independent decisions. 11. Ability to become 
certified to conduct Marbled Murrelet surveys (requires at least normal 
hearing and vision). 12. Ability to keep live mice fed, watered, and 
properly sheltered from severe heat and cold for use in baiting owls. 
13. Ability to work on an extremely flexible schedule, shifting back and 
forth between pre-dawn, daytime, and evening work. 14. Ability to engage 
with Tribe members and represent the Tribe in a professional manner. 15. 
Licensed, with the ability to drive legally and insurable with the Yurok 
Tribe’s auto insurance. 16. Familiarity with basic Microsoft Word and 
Excel functions.  Compensation: $16-18/hour, DOE, plus insurance and 
leave. Free trailer/campground lodging.  To Apply: The job description 
and application form can be found at 
http://www.yuroktribe.org/departments/personnel/announcements.htm; a 
cover letter and CV or résumé are optional but encouraged. Questions 
related to the hiring process or Yurok Tribe employment in general 
should be directed to OSCAR GENSAW (PH: 707-482-1350 x 1376 or EM: 
ogensaw AT yuroktribe.nsn.us); questions about specifics of this 
position should be directed to KENT BARNES (PH: 707-482-1822 x 1025). 
Interviews will be conducted on January 13.

FARALLON BIOLOGIST  at Point Blue Conservation Science.  Website: 
http://www.pointblue.org/  Location: Petaluma, CA and SE Farallon 
Island.  Duration: open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 15 
Jan 2017.  Job Description: Job Announcement: Farallon Program Biologist 
Job Summary Point Blue Conservation Science of Petaluma, CA is seeking 
applications for a full-time staff biologist in our Farallon Islands 
Program. The Farallon Biologist will spend a minimum of 18 weeks per 
year in three 6 week shifts living and working with a small group of 
volunteers and biologists on the Farallon National Wildlife Refuge. They 
will oversee a small field crew and be responsible for all island 
operations. The great majority of this time, if not all of it, will be 
during the spring/summer seabird breeding season. On island 
accommodations are in restored lighthouse keeper’s housing, with a fully 
equipped modern field station to accommodate year-round occupation by 
biologists. When not in the field, the biologist’s time is dedicated to 
managing, analyzing, and interpreting data collected in the field, as 
well as preparing reports and publications. Additionally, the Farallon 
Biologist will lead, and help fundraise for, new science based on 
Farallon datasets to help meet the organization’s strategic goals. Non 
field time would be based out of Point Blue’s Petaluma office. Mainland 
accommodations are not provided. This position requires a minimum 3 year 
commitment. Under co-operative agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service (USFWS), Point Blue has conducted continuous research and 
stewardship of the unique natural resources of the Farallon National 
Wildlife Refuge since 1968. The Farallon Islands are 30 miles west of 
the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and just a few miles from the 
continental shelf in the rich coastal upwelling region of Central 
California. The islands host globally significant breeding seabird 
populations (over 350,000 individuals of 13 species), are a major haul 
out and breeding site for 5 species of pinnipeds, and a key feeding site 
for White Sharks. The islands also host a variety of migrant landbirds, 
an endemic salamander population, and unique plant and insect 
communities. Most research on the Farallones involves multi-decadal and 
continuous time series. Point Blue Point Blue is an independent, 
scientific research non-profit whose mission is to conserve birds, other 
wildlife, and ecosystems through science, partnerships, and outreach. We 
have been assessing changes in our environment and advancing 
conservation through bird and ecosystem studies since our founding as 
Point Reyes Bird Observatory in 1965. Our over 150 scientists work to 
reduce the impacts of habitat loss, climate change, and other 
environmental threats while promoting nature-based solutions for 
wildlife and people, on land and at sea. As leaders and innovators in 
conservation science, Point Blue has the vision, the scientific rigor, 
the passion, and the people to guide and inspire positive conservation 
outcomes today for a healthy, blue planet teeming with life in the 
future. Strategic Goal Point Blue’s overarching strategic goal is to 
implement and test climate-smart conservation from the Sierra to the 
sea, and disseminate our approach and findings globally. We define 
climate-smart conservation as those strategies and actions that 
specifically address climate change and related environmental threats as 
they promote nature-based solutions that benefit wildlife and people. 
Climate-smart conservation enhances ecosystem services, improves the 
ability of nature and humans to adjust to change, reduces greenhouse gas 
emissions whenever possible, and sustains vibrant, diverse ecosystems. 
Conserve Ocean Food Webs Initiative The Farallon Program is part of 
Point Blue’s Conserve Ocean Food Webs Initiative. This initiative 
focuses on identifying, prioritizing and guiding protection of ocean 
food webs to give marine wildlife and fisheries more opportunities to 
adapt to future change and promote their long-term sustainability. Point 
Blue scientists collaborate with public agencies, other NGOs, 
universities and other partners to conduct regular assessments of ocean 
ecosystem health, develop and assess new approaches to management, 
prioritize and advance stronger protections as needed, and find 
opportunities to reduce conflict between wildlife needs and human uses 
of the marine environment. Essential Duties Essential responsibilities 
include but may not be limited to the following activities: • Oversee 
field operations during the seabird breeding season focusing primarily 
on continuing collection of seabird population, reproductive success, 
diet, tracking and phenology data, and maintaining our long-term data 
sets. In addition to seabird studies, the biologist will oversee surveys 
of pinnipeds, cetaceans, salamanders, crickets and migratory birds. • 
Conduct and oversee field data collection following established methods 
including data entry and proofing. • Conduct landing operations using a 
small (~15’) boat in open water to transfer people and gear safely from 
the supply boat to the island. • Train, mentor and supervise field crews 
of 3-7 long term volunteer research assistants. • Maintain and repair 
all island facilities including small boats and outboard engines; 
photovoltaic power system; diesel generators; cranes and hoists; motors, 
pumps, water collection/filtration/purification equipment, housing 
facilities and anything else that can and will break. • Analyze and 
interpret data collected in the field to determine trends and/or answer 
specific research or management questions. • Write monthly and seasonal 
technical reports, conduct analysis and collaborate on publication of 
scientific papers, and present results at appropriate academic, public, 
and partner meetings. • Represent Point Blue at relevant meetings and 
conferences. • Develop fundraising proposals and help lead new 
scientific efforts to meet Point Blues’ strategic goals. • Lead 
collaborative science efforts connecting Farallones work to broader 
efforts internationally. • Communicate clearly and concisely, both 
orally and in writing and establish, maintain, and foster positive and 
harmonious working relationships with volunteers, staff, and partners, 
including the USFWS, Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine 
Sanctuaries, other state and federal agencies, local universities, and 
other NGOs to advance climate-smart conservation and management of 
marine resources. • Fulfill other tasks as needed to help Point Blue 
meet its goals. Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 
college or university with major coursework in ecology, biology, 
zoology, ornithology or a closely related field and one or more years of 
experience conducting research and supervising crews in a remote field 
camp environment. Preference will be given to applicants with advanced 
degrees (MS or PhD), and a proven track record of supervisory field 
experience, fundraising, and grant writing. • Significant small boat 
handling experience (preferably in an offshore environment), and strong 
mechanical aptitude, including basic familiarity with mechanical, 
electrical, plumbing, outboard engine maintenance, computer, and 
construction skills. • Ability to live and work in a remote setting with 
a small crew under potentially difficult conditions for an extended 
field season, including the ability to respond to emergency or 
unexpected situations effectively and calmly. • Ability to read, 
understand, interpret, and utilize maps, administrative and technical 
reports and data, ordinances, codes, regulations, and other materials 
relevant to conducting scientific studies and island operations. • 
Experience with data analysis, scientific writing, and publication. • 
Ability to utilize personal computers and tablets for data entry, 
manipulation, and summary, including proficiency with statistical 
software. • Experience with netting, capturing, handling, banding and 
performing morphological measurements on birds or other organisms. • 
Possession of, or ability and willingness to obtain, an appropriate, 
valid Class C driver's license as well as all relevant certificates, 
permits, or licenses to conduct the required activities. These include 
wilderness first aid, CPR, motor boat operator’s certification, crane 
operator’s certification, hazardous communications training, banding and 
scientific collection permits. Compensation: Compensation will be 
competitive and dependent on experience. This full time position would 
receive a generous benefits package including medical and dental 
coverage, and 401k match, and accrued vacation and comp time for 
extended shifts on the Farallones.  To Apply: Preferred Start Date March 
15, 2017. Application: Send a cover letter, CV, and list of 3-5 
references to the Farallon Biologist Hiring Committee: (EM: 
marinedirector AT pointblue.org) by January 15th, 2017. Please include 
references for all supervisory field positions you have held. If 
applicable, attach PDF’s of your publications and/or reports you feel 
are relevant to your application. Point Blue is an equal employment 
opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or 
employees because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, 
sexual orientation, 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.
Subject: Birdjobs -- December 5, 2016
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 00:29:27 -0500
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RING-NECKED PHEASANT FIELD CREW LEADER  at Nebraska Cooperative Fish and 
Wildlife Research Unit and Nebraska Game and Parks  Website: 
http://snr.unl.edu/necoopunit/  Location: Southwest Nebraska. Duration: 
2-year term.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 1 Jan 2017.  
Job Description: The Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research 
Unit and Nebraska Game and Parks are recruiting a field crew leader to 
study survival, nesting ecology, and movement of Ring-Necked Pheasants 
in Southwest Nebraska. Employment is a full-time, 2-year term position, 
eligible for benefits. The crew leader will be responsible for 
supervising up to five research technicians and coordinating field 
research activities on a daily basis. Among other duties, primary field 
responsibilities expected of the crew leader will include: capturing, 
banding, and fitting radio-transmitters to ring-necked pheasants, 
tracking pheasants using telemetry equipment, tracking and locating 
pheasant hens and broods, and performing nest visits, brood flushing, 
and vegetation sampling. In addition to supervising field activities, 
the crew leader will be responsible for scheduling technicians, data 
management, reporting research progress to supervisor, and maintaining 
equipment, inventory, and research vehicles. Qualifications: A 
Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Ecology or a related field and relevant 
field experience is required. Previous leadership experience is highly 
desired, though not required. Successful applicants should have 
experience capturing, handling, banding, and radio-marking birds, as 
well as tracking animals using telemetry equipment. Basic GIS skills 
will be beneficial, though not necessary (ArcMAP or QGIS). Those that 
apply should have an enthusiasm for field work and upland game bird 
ecology, and be physically fit – capable of walking long distances 
through dense vegetation and working long days in inclement weather. The 
crew leader will be expected to coordinate field efforts to meet 
research project goals, objectives, and deadlines, while supervising a 
team of field technicians. Therefore, those that apply must possess 
strong leadership qualities, be detail-oriented and self-motivated, and 
have a strong work ethic. All applicants are subject to University of 
Nebraska-Lincoln hiring requirements, including a criminal background 
check and satisfactory driving record. If selected for employment, 
applicants will be required to complete CPR, First Aid, and AED 
certification prior to beginning field work. Employment is a full-time, 
2 year term position, eligible for benefits. Shared field housing is 
provided in Culbertson, NE.  Compensation: $15.50/hr + shared housing 
provided   To apply, please send a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact 
information for three references to JENNY FOGGIA (EM: jfoggia AT 
unl.edu). Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Individuals not 
selected for an interview/hiring will be notified after the closing 
date. For information about Upland Bird Research at UNL, visit: 
http://snr.unl.edu/prairiebirds/ For information about the Fontaine Lab 
at UNL, visit: https://sites.google.com/site/tjfontaineunl/

RAPTOR COUNTER NEEDED  at Onondaga Audubon Society's Derby Hill Bird 
Observatory.  Location: Mexico, N.Y.  Duration: March 1 - May 31, 2017.  
Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2017.  Job 
Description: RAPTOR COUNTER NEEDED to conduct, as a contracted service, 
the 2017 full season spring raptor migration count at Onondaga Audubon 
Society's Derby Hill Bird Observatory located in Mexico, N.Y. from March 
1 - May 31, 2017. Applicants must be adept at identifying and 
enumerating eastern hawks, falcons, eagles and vultures at a distance 
using a standard protocol. The counter is responsible for daily counts, 
data entry and preparation of a daily log for publication on the 
Observatory website five days/week (no less than 40 hours/week) as 
coordinated with the Operations Manager. As appropriate, the counter is 
expected to engage site visitors about the Observatory's mission and 
natural history. Contracted services include the preparation of a report 
of the count and observations at the conclusion of the season.  
Qualifications: . The successful candidate will have excellent written 
and verbal communication skills, demonstrated computer skills, including 
data entry and use of MS Office, be in good physical condition and 
willing to work outdoors for extended periods. The counter is expected 
to provide his/her optical equipment and reliable transportation.  
Compensation: On site housing is provided. Compensation for contracted 
services will range from $4,500 - $5,000 depending upon experience.  To 
Apply: Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2017 or until a 
qualified candidate is selected, whichever occurs first. Applicants must 
be US citizens or posses required documentation that they are eligible 
to be contracted within this country. Please email cover letter and 
resume outlining relevant experience (including contact information and 
three references) to DAVID FITCH (EM: dfitch52 AT gmail.com).

PROFESSOR IN TERRESTRIAL ECOLOGY/CONSERVATION BIOLOGY  at The Department 
of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough.  Website: 
https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1601572 
Location: Scarborough, Ontario, CANADA.  Duration: start July 1, 2017.  
Job Type: Professor.  Application Deadline: 8 Dec 2016.  Job 
Description: The Department of Biological Sciences, University of 
Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment 
in the areas of Ecology and Conservation Biology. The appointment is at 
the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2017. The 
successful candidate will work in the areas of urban and rural 
terrestrial ecology, and the management of ecosystem services in 
human-modified landscapes. They will have an active field program, with 
potential to capitalize on the network of urban-rural greenspaces local 
to the campus, including the Rouge National Urban Park, Canada’s first 
National Urban Park (http://bit.ly/OMSt3K); the University of Toronto’s 
Koffler Scientific Reserve, an internationally recognized site for 
research and education in biodiversity, ecology and conservation biology 
(http://ksr.utoronto.ca/; and the Ontario Greenbelt 
(http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page187.aspx). The University of Toronto is an 
international leader in biological research and education and the 
Department of Biological Sciences enjoys strong ties to other units 
within the University. The successful candidate will join an expanding 
and dynamic group of faculty working in the areas of Ecology, Evolution, 
and Conservation, and will contribute to both the undergraduate 
curriculum and graduate teaching in Conservation and Biodiversity as 
part of a professional Master's program. They will be expected to 
participate in the Graduate Department of Ecology and Evolutionary 
Biology at the University of Toronto (http://www.eeb.utoronto.ca/)to 
maintain an active research program centered at the University of 
Toronto Scarborough, and to foster and facilitate inclusivity while 
working in one of Canada's most diverse institutions.  Qualifications: 
The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research 
at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, 
externally funded research program. Candidates must have a PhD in 
Ecology, Conservation Biology or close equivalent by the time of 
appointment or shortly thereafter. Applicants must have a demonstrated 
record of excellence in research, as demonstrated by publications in top 
ranked and field relevant academic journals, presentations at 
significant conferences, awards for work in the field, and strong 
endorsements by referees of high international standing. Candidates must 
also demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and 
graduate student training and supervision. Evidence of commitment to 
excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching 
accomplishments, letters of reference and the statement of teaching 
philosophy submitted as part of the application.  Compensation: Salary 
will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  To Apply: All 
qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on this link 
https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1601572. 
Applications must include a CV, statements of research and teaching 
interests and three representative publications. Submission guidelines 
can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining 
attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Applicants 
should also arrange that letters of reference (on letterhead, signed and 
scanned) from at least three referees familiar with the candidate's 
research and teaching be emailed directly by the referees to (EM: 
biologygeneral AT utsc.utoronto.ca). Applications lacking reference 
letters will not be considered. If you have questions about this 
position, please email (EM: biologygeneral AT utsc.utoronto.ca). All 
materials must be received by December 8, 2016. Further information on 
the research and teaching activities of the department can be found at 
http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~biosci/. The University of Toronto is 
strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially 
welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of color, women, 
Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with 
disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the 
further diversification of ideas. As part of your application, you will 
be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. 
Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be 
accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be 
aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, 
please see http://uoft.me/UP. All qualified candidates are encouraged to 
apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

OPPORTUNITY IN QUANTITATIVE AVIAN ECOLOGY  at University of Alberta.  
Website: http://www.borealbirds.ca  Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada.  
Duration: 2 years.  Job Type: Post-doc.  Job Description: We are seeking 
a quantitative ecologist to participate in a large, collaborative 
project on avian conservation in managed boreal forests. In partnership 
with industry and government, the goal of this 3-year research program 
is to model and forecast how bird species respond to the landscape 
changes that occur through forestry activities at local, regional, and 
national extents. The successful candidate will work with a team of 
avian ecologists, forest scientists, and statisticians to develop 
predictive statistical models of avian species abundance and 
distribution in relation to the climatic, biotic and spatial 
characteristics of forest habitats. These models will be embedded in a 
spatial simulation engine to forecast the consequences of alternate 
forest management and conservation plans and identify forest management 
practices that best support conservation goals. The scope of the project 
is national. The direct supervisors will be Erin Bayne (University of 
Alberta, expertise in avian ecology and impacts of natural resource 
management) and Steven Cumming (Université Laval, expertise in forest 
landscape dynamics, avian habitat modelling, and spatial simulation). 
Additional collaborators on this NSERC-funded project will include 
Marcel Darveau, Eliot McIntire, Fréderic Raulier, as well as other 
post-doctoral fellows and graduate students. The successful candidate 
will also be part of the Boreal Avian Modelling Project (BAM) team. BAM, 
based out of the University of Alberta, seeks to understand the ecology 
and dynamics of avian populations and their habitats in the boreal 
forest of North America (for more details on BAM see 
www.borealbirds.ca). This role entails active participation in weekly 
BAM meetings, review of joint publications, and grant preparation. The 
successful candidate will also provide technical support to BAM team 
members, aided by the BAM Biostatistician and simulation model 
developers. Location of tenure: The position will be located at the 
University of Alberta in Edmonton, with one or more stages spent in 
Quebec City (Université Laval) and/or Victoria (Canadian Forest Service, 
Pacific Forestry Centre) to work with collaborators. No field work is 
required. Qualifications: 1. Ph.D. in ecology, natural resource 
sciences, applied mathematics, statistics, or a related field; 2. 
Exceptional reasoning and analytical skills and the ability to function 
well both on their own and in teams; 3. Experience with statistical 
modelling; 4. High-level programming skills (e.g., R, Python) and a 
keenness to ensure reproducibility; 5. Experience with wildlife-habitat 
or species distribution modelling, preferably at large scales; 6. Able 
to confidently interact with people of varying backgrounds; 7. 
Experience with Geographic Information Systems and remotely sensed data; 
8. Experience with spatial simulation modelling an asset; 9. Familiarity 
with the forest management planning and associated software tools an 
asset.  Compensation: The 2-year position will ideally start in Jan 
2017. The annual salary is $53,000 plus benefits.  To Apply: Please 
provide a letter of interest, your CV, and an example of your writing 
skills in the form of a peer-reviewed manuscript. Your letter should 
indicate how you meet all of the criteria, and state when you are able 
to start. We will accept applications until a suitable candidate is 
found. Send application packages to: NICOLE BARKER, BAM Coordinating 
Scientist, (EM: nbarker AT ualberta.ca).

PHD OPPORTUNITIES IN AVIAN ECOLOGY & CONSERVATION IN CANADIAN BOREAL 
FORESTS  at Laval University & University of Alberta. Location: Quebec, 
QC or Edmonton, AB, Canada.  Duration: 3 years. Job Type: Student. 
Number of Openings: 4. Job Description: The Canadian boreal region 
supports globally-significant populations of >200 species of migratory 
songbirds and waterfowl, at some of the highest breeding densities in 
North America. About 50% of the forests in this region have already been 
allocated to industrial forestry, the most widespread and persistent 
land use affecting currently forested lands. The long-term effects of 
these activities on migratory bird populations remain poorly understood 
and we don’t know what conservation measures might be necessary or 
possible. We have four PhD opportunities to address these knowledge 
gaps, as part of a large, collaborative project on avian conservation in 
managed boreal forests. In partnership with industry and government, the 
goal of this 3-year research program is to model and forecast how bird 
species respond to the landscape changes that occur through forestry 
activities, at local, regional, and national extents. The successful 
candidate will use statistical analysis of observational data coupled 
with spatial simulation and scenario analyses. Students will work with 
scientists from the Boreal Avian Modelling Project 
(http://www.borealbirds.ca), Ducks Unlimited Canada, the Canadian Forest 
Service, and Environment and Climate Change Canada, who have assembled 
enormous collections of empirical data that can be used to model 
species’ abundance and distribution in relation to environmental factors 
such as the “forestry footprint”. 
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The following four PhD opportunities are available: The first three 
positions will be in the Department of Wood and Forest Sciences at Laval 
University in Québec City. Laval is a French-language university. Theses 
may be written in English, but the capacity to function in French or the 
interest to learn are recommended. Québec City is well known for its 
exceptional outdoor recreational opportunities, natural beauty, 
historical interest, and vibrant cultural life. The francophone cultural 
environment provides non-francophone students an excellent opportunity 
to develop or improve French language skills. 1. STAND, LANDSCAPE, AND 
REGIONAL FOREST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES TO CONSERVE AVIAN POPULATIONS This 
project will integrate custom predictive avian abundance models and high 
resolution simulation tools (SpaDES) to evaluate: a) how the 
distribution and abundance of avian species varies naturally in space 
and time; b) how the introduction of forest harvesting into unmanaged 
systems affects these two indicators; and c) how variation in spatial 
and temporal patterns of harvesting alters the long-term impacts of 
forest management. The outcomes will be insight into the efficacy of the 
available management and policy instruments in improving joint outcomes 
of harvest levels and species abundance, and how management choices 
should vary among regions with different climates or fire regimes. The 
project will be co-led by STEVEN CUMMING (EM: stevec AT sbf.ulaval.ca) 
and Eliot McIntire (Pacific Forestry Centre). 2. ABUNDANCE AND 
DISTRIBUTION OF WATERFOWL AND OTHER NON-SONGBIRDS IN MANAGED FORESTS 
This project will develop predictive models of waterfowl, raptors, and 
songbirds associated with riparian areas. A critical step will be 
identifying specialized habitat elements (e.g., wetland types, potential 
cavity-trees) and developing indicators for their presence in terms of 
forest inventory and other spatial data. Once species abundance models 
have been built, the student will use simulation models to evaluate best 
management practices for maintaining these species on riparian areas 
within managed forests. The project will be co-led by MARCEL DARVEAU 
(Ducks Unlimited Canada, EM: Marcel.Darveau AT sbf.ulaval.ca) and Steven 
Cumming. 3. SCALE AND EXTENT OF FOREST MANAGEMENT PLANNING: WHAT’S BEST 
FOR BOTH HARVEST AND BIRDS? This project will develop effective methods 
to bridge scales and extents to incorporate non-timber values such as 
forest songbirds in both operational and strategic forest management 
planning. Québec forests will be used as a case study system wherein 
example integrated management areas which account for non-timber values 
are constructed. Some prior knowledge of forest management planning 
and/or operations research would be beneficial in this post. The project 
will be co-led by Frédéric Raulier and STEVEN CUMMING (EM: stevec AT 
sbf.ulaval.ca). 4. COSTS AND BENEFITS OF WITHIN-BLOCK FOREST PRACTICES 
FOR SONGBIRD COMMUNITIES The goal of this project will be to evaluate 
how post-harvest within-block forest structure (e.g., basal area 
remaining) influences bird communities. The project will use Forest 
Resource Inventory, LiDAR, and avian data to quantify and identify 
thresholds and predict species’ non-linear responses to retention areas, 
while evaluating the relative merits of different methods for estimating 
the amount of retained structure from e.g. satellite or LiDAR data. The 
project will be co-led by ERIN BAYNE (EM: bayne AT ualberta.ca) and 
Steven Cumming and will be based in the Department of Biological 
Sciences at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton Alberta, Canada. 
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The students will interact with a large team of researchers across 
Canada, including: Steven Cumming (Université Laval, forest landscape 
dynamics, avian habitat modelling, and spatial simulation), Marcel 
Darveau (Ducks Unlimited Canada and Université Laval, conservation of 
waterfowl and riparian habitat), Erin Bayne (University of Alberta, 
avian ecology and impacts of natural resource management), Eliot 
McIntire (Pacific Forestry Centre, spatial simulation and habitat 
models), Fréderic Raulier (Université Laval, risk management in forest 
planning), Péter Sólymos (University of Alberta, statistical ecology), 
and several postdoctoral fellows working with the Boreal Avian Modelling 
Project (www.borealbirds.ca). These are all lab-based projects, although 
small field components may be possible in some cases. Start date: As 
early as January 2017, not later than September 2017. Qualifications: 
Candidates for any of the four positions should meet the following 
criteria: 1. Strong quantitative skills and keen interest in statistical 
and ecological modelling; 2. High academic standing in avian ecology, 
forest ecology, conservation biology, or similar disciplines; 3. An 
interest in spatial simulation independent of disciplinary background 4. 
A high level of written communication skills in English is essential 5. 
Programming experience (e.g. in R, Python) would be an asset, but 
modelling courses are available 6. Familiarity with forest management 
planning in Canada would be an asset, as would some experience with 
Geographic Information Systems and remotely sensed data Compensation: We 
guarantee $22,000/year for three years. Significant additional 
scholarships may be available as well.  To Apply: Applicants should 
submit by email a short statement of interest, a sample of their 
scientific writing, a current CV, a copy of your most recent transcripts 
(unofficial transcripts are acceptable at this stage), and the names of 
three references. Your letter should indicate how you meet all of the 
criteria, summarize your research interests, and commit to your earliest 
starting date. We will accept applications until suitable candidates are 
found. Candidates should send their application package to the email 
address associated with each position’s description, above. Please 
specify in the subject line for which position you are applying.

AVIAN ECOLOGY INTERNSHIP  at Florida Atlantic University.  Website: 
http://www.science.fau.edu/biology/gawliklab  Location: Everglades, Fl.  
Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 10 Dec 2016. Job Description: Florida Atlantic 
University’s Avian Ecology Lab is seeking 2 interns Feb-May 2017. 
Positions will run from February through May and are based at the 
Florida Atlantic University campus in Boca Raton, Florida. Each 
candidate will split their time between two research projects examining 
wading bird prey in the Everglades: 1) A long-term study focused on the 
availability of wading bird prey in the Everglades. Primary field duties 
include throw-trapping aquatic fauna, plant identification, and 
hydrologic data collection. Sampling sites are located throughout the 
Everglades and accessed via helicopter. Lab duties include data entry 
and the processing and identification of fish and macro-invertebrate 
samples. 2) A research project examining the role juvenile alligators 
play in creating enhanced foraging opportunities for wading birds during 
the breeding season. Primary field duties include setting and retrieving 
minnow traps, processing samples in the field, and walking topography 
transects though the marsh. Duties may include nocturnal alligator 
surveys. Sampling sites are remote and are accessed via airboat. Lab 
duties include data entry and equipment preparation. Opportunities to 
volunteer on additional research projects within the lab at Lake 
Okeechobee and the Florida Keys may exist throughout the season.  
Qualifications: Candidates should be highly motivated and able to work 
long (8-12 hours) hours in subtropical wetland field conditions (heat, 
insects, alligators, snakes, etc.) while maintaining a positive 
attitude. Field work is weather dependent so flexibility is extremely 
important. Preference will be given to candidates with a BS degree in 
biology, wildlife, fisheries, natural resources, or a related field, 
demonstrated field experience, and interest in pursuing a career in this 
field. As per university policy, background checks will be performed 
upon acceptance of position.  Compensation: Unpaid  To Apply: 
Applications must be received by December 10, 2016. Applications should 
be submitted via email to TOM FAUGHNAN (EM: tfaughnan AT fau.edu) as a 
single PDF that contains (1) a letter of interest highlighting relevant 
experience, (2) a resume or CV, and (3) the names and contact 
information for at least 3 references.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW  at University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Location: 
Honolulu, HI.  Duration: 12 months.  Job Type: Post-doc. Application 
Deadline: 15 Dec 2016.  Job Description: POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP at the 
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Location: Honolulu, HI, USA. Duration: 
12 months. Application deadline: December 15, 2016. Job Description: 
Postdoctoral fellowship available for a Hawaiian Short-eared Owl project 
on O‘ahu. Fellow will be responsible for developing standardized survey 
protocols for this state-listed species, estimating population size on 
O‘ahu and relative abundance in various habitat types, creating a 
citizen science website portal, and publishing study results in a 
peer-reviewed journal. Other responsibilities will include collaborating 
with state and federal management agencies on related projects, 
mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students, and engagement with 
stakeholders in the community. Candidate will be responsible for travel 
to and from field sites. Fellow may choose to apply for outside funding 
to continue fellowship beyond 12 months, pending successful completion 
of first year. Qualifications: Must maintain a positive attitude, work 
well independently and in groups, be in good physical condition to 
contend with difficult working conditions (heat, sun, heavy rain, 
mosquitos), and have a demonstrated history of working successfully with 
multiple cultural groups and stakeholders. Must have experience with 
distribution modeling and GIS, and should possess excellent statistical 
skills. Experience with raptors or owls required, and experience 
handling and banding birds preferred.  Compensation: $5000/month for 12 
months.  To Apply: Send cover letter (including the names, email 
addresses and phone numbers of three references) and resume in a single 
email attachment to (EM: pricemel AT hawaii.edu) OR by mail to MELISSA 
PRICE, 1910 East-West Rd, Sherman Rm 101, Honolulu, HI 96822.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN  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 12. 
Application Deadline: 30 Jan 2017.  Job Description: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE 
TECHNICIANS 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 surveying for Cactus Wrens in coastal sage scrub 
habitat, and capturing and banding riparian birds at two MAPS stations. 
Employment dates are 20 March –18 August 2017 (end-date is approximate 
and flexible). Shorter appointments starting 1 May 2017 are also 
available. Housing is available at the San Diego State University Santa 
Margarita Ecological Reserve in Fallbrook, California ($15/day; no 
pets).  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 
$0.54/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 surveying for Cactus Wrens or other coastal sage 
scrub birds is also preferred, as is experience handling and banding 
passerines.  Compensation: Salary ranges from $18-$21/hour depending on 
experience.  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, 2017.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TRAINEESHIP  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 3. 
Application Deadline: 30 Jan 2017. Job Description: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE 
TECHNICIAN TRAINEESHIPS 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 20 March –18 August 2016 (end-date is approximate 
and flexible). Housing is available at the San Diego State University 
Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve in Fallbrook, California ($15/day; no 
pets). 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 $0.54/mile). Previous experience conducting field 
work on birds preferred.  Compensation: Salary ranges from $16-$20/hour 
depending on experience.  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)

GRADUATE POSITION (MASTERS) IN AVIAN ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION AND BEHAVIOR  at 
Northern Michigan University.  Website: http://www.nmu.edu/biology/  
Location: Marquette, MI.  Duration: 2 years.  Job Type: Student.  
Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2017.  Job Description: Seeking applicants 
for a Master of Science student to join our lab in Fall 2017. The 
successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop an independent 
project within the scope of the core research interests of the lab. We 
use a combination of field techniques and molecular genetic tools to 
address evolutionary, behavioral and ecological questions. Our work has 
largely focused on loons and chickadees, and graduate student theses 
that focus on these species will benefit from a color-banded chickadee 
population (with RFID tags), a large loon genetic sample archive, and 
growing genomic database. Northern Michigan University sits on the 
shores of Lake Superior in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula, 
providing ample opportunities for avian field work that would complement 
current research activities underway in the lab. Qualifications: 
Applicants should possess a strong understanding of basic principles of 
ecology, evolution, genetics, and should preferably have prior research 
experience. Computer programming and database management experience are 
preferred. Additional desirable qualities include an aptitude for 
working independently, strong communication and analytical skills, 
enthusiasm for research in both the field and the lab, evidence of an 
ability to think creatively, a good academic record, and familiarity 
with molecular genetic tools. Successful applicant must meet the NMU 
Biology graduate program requirements 
(http://www.nmu.edu/biology/node/80)  Compensation: Two year teaching 
assistantships (tuition/fee waiver, annual stipend, laptop computer) are 
available to qualified applicants on a competitive basis.  To Apply: 
Formal applications are due 1 March, but potential candidates should 
contact Dr. ALEC LINDSAY by email (EM: alindsay AT nmu.edu) by 15 
January, including a brief statement of research interests, a CV, and 
contact information for three references. Review of applications will 
begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis.  Number of Openings: 
1-2. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted 
until positions are filled, but no later than January 30, 2017.

CERULEAN WARBLER FIELD TECHNICIAN POSITIONS  at Ball State University.  
Location: Bloomington, Indiana.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 
2. Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017.  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, 2017 through approximately July 28, 2017. 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, re-sighting color-banded individuals, and 
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 $380. Technicians must have a 
valid driver’s license 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: 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 both CLAYTON 
DELANCEY (EM: cddelancey AT bsu.edu), and GARRETT MACDONALD (EM: 
gjmacdonald2 AT bsu.edu). Applications will be reviewed as they are 
submitted.

VOLUNTEER ASSISTANTS FOR FIELD STUDY OF BLACK-THROATED AND 
SILVER-THROATED TITS IN CHINA  at Beijing Forestry University. Website: 
http://www.luckytit.cn  Location: Dongzhai National Reserve, Henan 
Province, China  Duration: 1.5-3 months.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of 
Openings: 2-3. Application Deadline: 10 Jan 2017.  Job Description: 
Volunteer assistants are needed for a field study of the breeding 
biology and behavioral ecology 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 assist in monitoring the 
color-banded populations, starting from the beginning of 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 work 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 behaviors, physically fit, and be willing to work for 
long and irregular time in the field, and share rooms with other crew 
members.   To Apply: Please contact Haohui GUAN (EM: luckytit AT 
163.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).

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERN  at Friends of Coastal South Carolina.  
Website: http://www.sccoastalfriends.org  Location: Charleston and 
Georgetown Counties, South Carolina.  Duration: open.  Job Type: 
Intern.  Application Deadline: 30 Jan 2017.  Job Description: Friends of 
Coastal South Carolina has an immediate opening for a creative, and 
self-motivated environmental education program intern. Friends of 
Coastal South Carolina is a nonprofit organization dedicated to 
conservation of the natural resources along the South Carolina coast. We 
support environmental education and wildlife conservation projects for 
the Francis Marion National Forest and Waccamaw, Cape Romain, and E.F. 
Hollings ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuges. Our organization was 
established in 1996 and currently conducts 14,000 interactions with kids 
along the South Carolina coast each year through our environmental 
education programs. Our standards based programs reach a diverse group 
of elementary and middle school students and focus on using the 
ecosystems of the forest and refuges to introduce students to real world 
application of their classroom science and math lessons. In addition, 
through teaching our students about the value of our coastal ecosystems, 
and their role as stewards of our environment, we hope to instill in 
them an appreciation for these ecosystems that will lead to a lifelong 
conservation ethic. For more information about our programs and 
organization please see our website at www.sccoastalfriends.org This is 
your opportunity to pass your enthusiasm and excitement for the 
environment and conservation on to the next generation while getting 
great experience in education, public relations, and general national 
wildlife refuge and national forest operations. The Selected candidate 
will: • Learn and lead a variety of innovative ecosystem based 
environmental education programs for K-12 students. Programs are taught 
in the field (salt marsh, freshwater wetlands, longleaf pine and 
maritime forest) and in our laboratories and classrooms at the Sewee and 
Waccamaw Environmental Education Centers. As part of our eight week 
Earth Stewards program we also teach a number of in-school programs 
which build on students’ field experiences. • Assist with visitor 
services and general operations at the Sewee Visitor and Environmental 
Education Center which serves the Francis Marion National Forest and 
Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. • Although the primary focus of 
this position will be education and interpretation, interns will have 
the opportunity to participate in ongoing refuge and forest conservation 
programs, including loggerhead sea turtle nest protection efforts 
(spring/summer). Candidates with interest in program development will 
also have the opportunity to develop and lead student service learning 
projects and develop standards based STEM lessons.  Qualifications: The 
ideal applicant should: • Hold, or be working toward, a Bachelor’s 
Degree in Biology, Science Education, Environmental Science or a related 
field. • Have a working knowledge of South Carolina coastal ecosystems. 
• Be willing to learn about the national forest and wildlife refuges we 
partner with and their management programs. • Have a desire to work with 
children of all ages and backgrounds. • Be self-motivated, detail 
oriented, have excellent communication skills and enjoy interacting with 
the public. • Be willing to work some Saturdays and an occasional 
evening. • Be willing to work with live animals (including turtles, 
lizards, snakes, alligators, fish, etc.) Compensation: Benefits: • 
Potential to develop a thesis or project for college or graduate school 
credit. • Potential to develop education programs (based on on-going 
research on the refuge/forest or a special interest/topic you would like 
to teach.). Time-frame, Compensation, and Additional Details: • Interns 
work 30 to 40 hours a week. Preference will be given to candidates who 
can commit to working at least six months and have previous 
environmental education experience. • Housing provided at Cape Romain 
National Wildlife refuge in Awendaw, SC. • A small stipend may be 
available depending on experience and time commitment.   To apply: Send 
brief cover letter (one page maximum), resume ( two pages maximum) and 
three professional references to GRACE GASPER (EM: grace AT 
sccoastalfriends.org). Please submit all requested information together 
in a single Word or PDF document labeled first name.last name. Please 
put intern application in the subject line.

PART-TIME NATURALIST  at Friends of Coastal South Carolina. Website: 
http://www.sccoastalfriends.org  Location: Charleston and Georgetown 
Counties, SC.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent. Number of Openings: 
2. Application Deadline: 30 Jan 2017.  Job Description: Friends of 
Coastal South Carolina has an immediate opening for a part-time, 
experienced naturalists to teach in our environmental education 
programs. Friends of Coastal South Carolina is a nonprofit organization 
dedicated to conservation of the natural resources along the South 
Carolina coast. We support environmental education and wildlife 
conservation projects for the Francis Marion National Forest and 
Waccamaw, Cape Romain, and E.F. Hollings ACE Basin National Wildlife 
Refuges. Our organization was established in 1996 and currently conducts 
14,000 interactions with kids along the South Carolina coast each year 
through our environmental education programs. Our standards based 
programs reach a diverse group of elementary and middle school students 
and focus on using the ecosystems of the forest and refuges to introduce 
students to real world application of their classroom science and math 
lessons. In addition, through teaching our students about the value of 
our coastal ecosystems, and their role as stewards of our environment, 
we hope to instill in them an appreciation for these ecosystems that 
will lead to a lifelong conservation ethic. For more information about 
our programs and organization please see our website at 
www.sccoastalfriends.org We set exceptionally high standards for the 
content of our programs as well as the quality of our program delivery. 
Instructors must have excellent teaching skills and the ability to 
engage and direct K-12 kids in a variety of settings and group sizes. 
Instructors must be able to project passion and enthusiasm for the 
natural world and explain science lessons and conservation topics 
clearly and in a way that sparks students’ interest and curiosity. 
Primary Duties include: • Teaching standards-based lessons to students 
grades K-12. Programs are taught on a variety of sites, include Waccamaw 
NWR in northwestern Georgetown County, Cape Romain National Wildlife 
Refuge/Francis Marion National Forest near Awendaw, SC, and ACE Basin 
NWR in southern Charleston County. We also utilize classroom and 
laboratory facilities at the Sewee Environmental Education Center in 
Awendaw and at the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge Visitor and 
Environmental Education Center. During the school year we teach a 
limited number of in-class lessons. • Coordinating logistical aspects of 
the programs you are assigned to teach, including but not limited to: 
coordinating scheduling with other staff, supervising volunteers and 
interns who assist with programs, ensuring necessary supplies are 
available for programs and maintain classroom and laboratory facilities. 
Instructors may also be asked to assist with education animal (reptiles 
and amphibians) care.  Qualifications: The ideal applicant should have: 
• At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Science Education, 
Environmental Science or a related field with at least two years of 
experience teaching in an environmental education setting; • An 
understanding of current environmental education trends, relevant SC 
State standards for education, and current conservation issues. • A 
strong knowledge of our local ecosystems (especially salt 
marsh,freshwater wetlands and longleaf pine forests); • Proven ability 
to manage volunteers and interns, interact with teachers and conduct 
classes in a safe outdoor learning environment. • Basic technology 
skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office products. • 
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Additional 
Requirements: • Must be creative, flexible, and self-motivated with a 
strong work ethic and the ability to take initiative, meet deadlines and 
deal with daily challenges (this is a very independent position). • Must 
pass a federal criminal background screening. • Must be able to work 
outside and stand/walk on trails in all seasons for long periods of 
time. • Must be willing to handle and care for educational animals, 
including turtles, snakes and a small alligator. • Must be able to lift 
40 lbs. • Must have a valid driver’s license.  Compensation: Salary 
range begins at $15 per hour.  To Apply: Send brief cover letter (one 
page maximum), resume (no more than two pages) and three professional 
references to GRACE GASPER, Executive Director, (EM: grace AT 
sccoastalfriends.org). Please submit all materials together as a single 
Word or PDF document labeled as first name. last name. Please put 
naturalist application in the subject line.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS COORDINATOR  at Friends of Coastal 
South Carolina.  Website: http://www.sccoastalfriends.org  Location: 
Charleston and Georgetown Counties, SC.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: 
Permanent.  Application Deadline: 30 Jan 2017.  Job Description: Friends 
of Coastal South Carolina has an immediate opening for a full-time, 
experienced educator to manage and deliver our environmental education 
programs. Friends of Coastal South Carolina is a nonprofit conservation 
organization dedicated to conservation of the natural resources along 
the South Carolina coast. We fulfill or mission through supporting 
environmental education and wildlife conservation projects for the 
Francis Marion National Forest and Waccamaw, Cape Romain, and E.F. 
Hollings ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuges. Our organization was 
established in 1996 and currently conducts 14,000 interactions with kids 
along the South Carolina coast each year through our environmental 
education programs. Our standards based programs reach a diverse group 
of elementary and middle school students and focus on using the 
ecosystems of the forest and refuges to introduce students to real world 
application of their classroom science and math lessons. In addition, 
through teaching our students about the value of our coastal ecosystems, 
and their role as stewards of our environment, we hope to instill in 
them an appreciation for these ecosystems that will lead to a lifelong 
conservation ethic. For more information about our programs and 
organization please see our website at www.sccoastalfriends.org We set 
exceptionally high standards for the content of our programs as well as 
the quality of our program delivery. This position requires excellent 
teaching skills and the ability to engage and direct K-12 kids in a 
variety of settings and group sizes. Instructors must be able to project 
passion and enthusiasm for the natural world and explain science lessons 
and conservation topics clearly and in a way that sparks students’ 
interest and curiosity. This is a challenging position that requires a 
great deal of flexibility. It does however offer the ideal applicant a 
great deal of independence and room for creativity. We want a candidate 
who will be committed to keeping our education program area fresh and 
innovative in the years to come. This candidate will also have a great 
deal of input in identifying the needed resources to meet our future 
program goals. Primary Duties include: • Teaching standards-based 
lessons to students grades K-12. Programs are taught on a variety of 
sites, include Waccamaw NWR in northwestern Georgetown County, Cape 
Romain National Wildlife Refuge/Francis Marion National Forest near 
Awendaw, SC, and ACE Basin NWR in southern Charleston County. We also 
utilize classroom and laboratory facilities at the Sewee Environmental 
Education Center in Awendaw and at the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge 
Visitor and Environmental Education Center. During the school year we 
teach a limited number of in-class lessons. • Coordinating all 
logistical aspects of the education programs, including but not limited 
to: working with schools to schedule programs; supervising volunteers 
and interns to assist with programs, including scheduling and training; 
ensuring necessary program supplies are available; maintain classroom 
and laboratory facilities; providing education animal care (reptiles and 
amphibians). • Program development: ensuring our programs stay 
innovative and relevant to current environmental issues, especially 
issues directly impacting the forest and refuges, incorporating data 
from ongoing research on the refuges and forest into lessons, ensuring 
programs are aligned with the SC Department of Education standards; 
working with teachers to ensure curricula are aligned with their needs. 
• Impacts assessment: working with executive director to identify 
additional ways to quantify the impacts of our programs on students’ 
academic learning and attitudes towards conservation. • Work with 
executive director to conduct outreach to establish relationships with 
new schools. • Manage the organization’s social media (with guidance 
from the executive director). • Participating with the executive 
director and board in other aspects of the non-profit organization as 
needed including fundraising and community outreach events, 
communication with donors. , and managing the organization’s social 
media. • Assisting with operations of our two education center retail 
stores. May occasionally be asked to help with other education center 
operations.  Qualifications: The ideal applicant should have: • At least 
a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) in Biology, Science Education, 
Environmental Science or a related field. • At least two years’ 
experience teaching in an environmental education setting. Program 
administration experience preferred. • An understanding of current 
environmental education trends, relevant SC State standards for 
education, and current conservation issues. • A strong knowledge of our 
local ecosystems (especially salt marsh,freshwater wetlands and longleaf 
pine forests); • A desire to work with children of all ages and 
backgrounds; • Willingness to travel to our different Education Centers 
as well as schools along the coast for programs (federal vehicle 
available for travel to off-site programs); • Proven ability to manage 
volunteers and interns, interface with teachers and conduct classes in a 
safe outdoor learning environment. • Be creative, flexible, and 
self-motivated with a strong work ethic and the ability to take 
initiative, meet deadlines and deal with daily challenges (this is a 
very independent position); • Excellent technology skills, including 
proficiency with Microsoft Office products, and social media. • 
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability 
to develop and deliver formal presentations to a variety of audiences. 
Additional Requirements: • Must pass a federal criminal background 
screening. • Must be able to work outside and stand/walk on trails in 
all seasons for long periods of time. • Must be willing to handle and 
care for educational animals, including turtles, snakes and a small 
alligator. • Must be able to lift 40 lbs. • Must have a valid driver’s 
license. • Must be willing to work on the occasional weekend and 
evening.  Compensation: Salary range is between $30K - $35K.  To Apply: 
Send brief cover letter (one page maximum), resume (no more than three 
pages, two preferred) and three professional references to GRACE GASPER, 
Executive Director, (EM: grace AT sccoastalfriends.org). Please submit 
all materials as a single Word or PDF document labeled as first name. 
last name. Please put program coordinator position in the subject line.

SAGE GROUSE TECHNICIANS AND CREW LEADERS  at University of Idaho. 
Website: https://idahogrousegrazing.wordpress.com/  Location: Southern 
Idaho (see description).  Duration: 3-6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: ~20. Application Deadline: 18 Dec 2016.  Job 
Description: Wildlife technicians, Range Technicians, and Crew Leaders 
needed for an extensive research project in southern Idaho to examine 
the effects of spring cattle grazing on sage-grouse demographic traits 
and habitat characteristics. Duties may include: trapping and banding 
sage-grouse at night in remote locations, attaching radio collars to 
female sage-grouse, using telemetry to track radio-marked sage-grouse to 
locate nests, monitoring nests, conducting brood surveys, measuring 
vegetation characteristics and grazing intensity, plant identification, 
fence installation, mapping percent grass utilization by hiking 
continuously for the entire day over large areas, insect sampling, and 
data entry. Tasks will vary depending on project needs and start date. 
All wildlife technicians will conduct substantial insect and vegetation 
sampling; a wildlife technician may primarily conduct vegetation 
sampling for several consecutive weeks during which identifying grasses 
and forbs is required. All technicians will be expected to identify a 
set of common grasses and forbs to species prior to starting employment. 
Crew leaders will be responsible for overseeing all field activities at 
one study site, including supervising ~4 field technicians, writing and 
submitting regular updates, ensuring data quality, and coordinating 
field logistics. Technicians will need to walk many hours daily over 
rough terrain (off-trail) in remote areas, and will be required to work 
unusual hours including at night and very early mornings. Technicians 
will work at one or more of 5 study sites in southern Idaho: Big 
Southern Butte near Arco, ID; Jim Sage Mountains near Almo, ID; Browns 
Bench near Rogerson, ID; Sheep Creek near Grasmere, ID; and Pahsimeroi 
Valley near Challis, ID. Technicians may be moved between sites on short 
notice depending on project needs. This highly collaborative project 
will involve working closely with personnel from Idaho Department of 
Fish and Game, the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, 
the University of Idaho, local ranchers, and other stakeholders. Start 
and end dates are somewhat flexible.   Qualifications include an 
undergraduate degree (or working towards one) in wildlife science, 
zoology, rangeland ecology, botany or a related field (e.g., Biology, 
Zoology, etc.). Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills, a 
strong work ethic, a valid driver’s license, willingness to travel, and 
willingness to live and conduct field research under rigorous and remote 
conditions during variable weather conditions (snow and rain early in 
the field season; heat at the end of the field season). Applicants with 
previous experience performing one or more of the duties described above 
will be given preference, especially those plant identification and 
vegetation survey experience. Experience working/living in rural areas 
and with 4WD vehicles is beneficial.  Compensation: Range and Wildlife 
Technicians: $2000-2200/month (Depending on experience) Crew Leaders: 
$2200-2400/month (Depending on experience)   To apply, please send the 
following materials in a single .pdf or .docx (via email attachment) to 
ANDREW MEYERS (EM: grsg.idaho AT gmail.com): (1) Cover letter, (2) 
resume, and (3) contact information for >3 references. Please indicate 
which position you are applying for by writing “Range Technician”, 
"Wildlife Technician", or "Crew Leader" in the subject line. 
Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so some applicants 
may be selected before 18 December.













Subject: Birdjobs -- November 15, 2016
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2016 17:35:06 -0500
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PROFESSOR IN TERRESTRIAL ECOLOGY/CONSERVATION BIOLOGY University of 
Toronto Scarborough -- The Department of Biological Sciences, University 
of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a tenure-stream 
appointment in the areas of Ecology and Conservation Biology. The 
appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on 
July 1, 2017. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct 
innovative research at the highest international level and to establish 
an outstanding, externally funded research program. Candidates must have 
a PhD in Ecology, Conservation Biology or close equivalent by the time 
of appointment or shortly thereafter. Applicants must have a 
demonstrated record of excellence in research, as demonstrated by 
publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, 
presentations at significant conferences, awards for work in the field, 
and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. 
Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to excellence in 
undergraduate and graduate student training and supervision. Evidence of 
commitment to excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through 
teaching accomplishments, letters of reference and the statement of 
teaching philosophy submitted as part of the application. The successful 
candidate will work in the areas of urban and rural terrestrial ecology, 
and the management of ecosystem services in human-modified landscapes. 
They will have an active field program, with potential to capitalize on 
the network of urban-rural greenspaces local to the campus, including 
the Rouge National Urban Park, Canada’s first National Urban Park 
(http://bit.ly/OMSt3K); the University of Toronto’s Koffler Scientific 
Reserve, an internationally recognized site for research and education 
in biodiversity, ecology and conservation biology 
(http://ksr.utoronto.ca/; and the Ontario Greenbelt 
(http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page187.aspx). The University of Toronto is an 
international leader in biological research and education and the 
Department of Biological Sciences enjoys strong ties to other units 
within the University. The successful candidate will join an expanding 
and dynamic group of faculty working in the areas of Ecology, Evolution, 
and Conservation, and will contribute to both the undergraduate 
curriculum and graduate teaching in Conservation and Biodiversity as 
part of a professional Master’s program. They will be expected to 
participate in the Graduate Department of Ecology and Evolutionary 
Biology at the University of Toronto (http://www.eeb.utoronto.ca/)to 
maintain an active research program centered at the University of 
Toronto Scarborough, and to foster and facilitate inclusivity while 
working in one of Canada's most diverse institutions. Salary will be 
commensurate with qualifications and experience. All qualified 
candidates are invited to apply by clicking on this link 
https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1601572. 
Applications must include a CV, statements of research and teaching 
interests and three representative publications. Submission guidelines 
can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining 
attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Applicants 
should also arrange that letters of reference (on letterhead, signed and 
scanned) from at least three referees familiar with the candidate’s 
research and teaching be emailed directly by the referees to: (EM: 
biologygeneral  AT utsc.utoronto.ca). Applications lacking reference 
letters will not be considered. If you have questions about this 
position, please email (EM: biologygeneral  AT utsc.utoronto.ca). All 
materials must be received by December 8, 2016. Further information on 
the research and teaching activities of the department can be found at 
http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~biosci/. The University of Toronto is 
strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially 
welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of color, women, 
Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with 
disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the 
further diversification of ideas. As part of your application, you will 
be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. 
Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be 
accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be 
aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, 
please see http://uoft.me/UP.   All qualified candidates are encouraged 
to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

  RAPTOR COUNTER NEEDED to conduct, as a contracted service, the 2017 
full season spring raptor migration count at Onondaga Audubon Society's 
Derby Hill Bird Observatory located in Mexico, N.Y. from March 1 - May 
31, 2017.  Applicants must be adept at identifying and enumerating 
eastern hawks, falcons, eagles and vultures at a distance using a 
standard protocol.   The counter is responsible for daily counts, data 
entry and preparation of a daily log for publication on the Observatory 
website five days/week (no less than 40 hours/week) as coordinated with 
the Operations Manager.  As appropriate, the counter is expected to 
engage site visitors about the Observatory's mission and natural 
history.  The successful candidate will have excellent written and 
verbal communication skills, demonstrated computer skills, including 
data entry and use of MS Office, be in good physical condition and 
willing to work outdoors for extended periods.  The counter is expected 
to provide his/her optical equipment and reliable transportation.  On 
site housing is provided.  Contracted services include the preparation 
of a report of the count and observations at the conclusion of the 
season.  Compensation for contracted services will range from $4,500 - 
$5,000 depending upon experience.  Applications will be accepted until 
January 15, 2017 or until a qualified candidate is selected, whichever 
occurs first.  Applicants must be US citizens or posses required 
documentation that they are eligible to be contracted within this 
country.  Please email cover letter and resume outlining relevant 
experience (including contact information and three references) to DAVID 
FITCH (EM: dfitch52  AT gmail.com).

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR of Biology and DIRECTOR, Bowdoin Scientific Station 
on Kent Island  at Bowdoin College.  Website: 
https://careers.bowdoin.edu  Location: Brunswick, Maine (US). Duration: 
beginning Fall 2017; Open.  Job Type: Professor. Application Deadline: 1 
Feb 2017.  Job Description: Bowdoin College, located along the coast in 
Brunswick, Maine, invites applications for the position of Assistant 
Professor of Biology and Director, Bowdoin Scientific Station on Kent 
Island beginning Fall 2017. The successful candidate will play a 
leadership role in fostering a thriving intellectual environment at 
Bowdoin College’s Scientific Station on Kent Island 
(https://www.bowdoin.edu/kent-island/). The station, located on Kent 
Island, New Brunswick, Canada (44 35'N, 66 45'W), was established in 
1935 as a research facility and sanctuary for nesting seabirds, and has 
been a member of the Organization of Biological Field Stations since 
1988. Population, community and behavioral ecologists are encouraged to 
apply and applicants should demonstrate that their research takes 
advantage of this unique island setting. We are particularly interested 
in candidates who are committed to the instruction and support of a 
diverse student population and who will enrich and contribute to the 
ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic diversity of the Department and 
College faculty. The summer research season typically includes 6-10 
fellowship students conducting research during the summer months under 
the guidance of the Director, an Assistant Director - the search for 
whom will be led by the successful candidate - and a vibrant community 
of international researchers. We especially welcome applications from 
those with quantitative strengths in, for example, statistical analyses, 
demographic modeling, or the use of genomic and bioinformatic approaches 
to ecological questions. The yearly teaching load on the main campus 
includes a core course in general ecology, participation in introductory 
biology or non-majors biology and an upper level course in Biology. 
Bowdoin faculty are committed to providing research opportunities for 
undergraduate students and the successful candidate will be expected to 
mentor student-led independent projects and to actively encourage 
student involvement in research. Excellent opportunities exist for 
disciplinary and interdisciplinary interactions and collaborations with 
Bowdoin faculty in Biology, Earth and Oceanographic Science, and 
Environmental Studies along with other departments and programs at the 
College, and for synergies with Bowdoin’s Marine Lab and Coastal Studies 
Center on Orr’s Island ME. The Coastal Studies Center, a 20-minute drive 
from main campus, is a 114 acre facility that includes over 100 acres of 
coastal forest, a marine laboratory with flowing seawater, access to 5 
miles of coastline, and a small boat fleet to access Casco Bay and the 
greater Gulf of Maine. Qualifications: Ph.D. required; postdoctoral 
experience preferred. Bowdoin College offers strong support for faculty 
research and teaching. We recognize that recruiting and retaining 
faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To 
that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and 
respond creatively to the needs of spouses and partners of members of 
the faculty.  To Apply: Bowdoin College accepts only electronic 
submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit a cover 
letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans, statement 
describing teaching philosophy/experience, a statement of directorial 
vision for the Bowdoin Scientific Station on Kent Island, and the names 
and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide 
letters of recommendation upon request. Review of applications begins 
February 1, 2017. A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine 
coast with a diverse student body made up of 31% students of color, 5% 
international students and approximately 15% first generation college 
students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality and is an equal 
opportunity employer. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis 
of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity 
and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, 
or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.

RING-NECKED PHEASANT FIELD CREW LEADER  at Nebraska Cooperative Fish and 
Wildlife Research Unit and Nebraska Game and Parks.  Website: 
http://snr.unl.edu/necoopunit/  Location: Southwest Nebraska. Duration: 
2-year term.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 1 Jan 2017.  
Job Description: The Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research 
Unit and Nebraska Game and Parks are recruiting a field crew leader to 
study survival, nesting ecology, and movement of Ring-Necked Pheasants 
in Southwest Nebraska. Employment is a full-time, 2-year term position, 
eligible for benefits. The crew leader will be responsible for 
supervising up to five research technicians and coordinating field 
research activities on a daily basis. Among other duties, primary field 
responsibilities expected of the crew leader will include: capturing, 
banding, and fitting radio-transmitters to ring-necked pheasants, 
tracking pheasants using telemetry equipment, tracking and locating 
pheasant hens and broods, and performing nest visits, brood flushing, 
and vegetation sampling. In addition to supervising field activities, 
the crew leader will be responsible for scheduling technicians, data 
management, reporting research progress to supervisor, and maintaining 
equipment, inventory, and research vehicles. Qualifications: A 
Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Ecology or a related field and relevant 
field experience is required. Previous leadership experience is highly 
desired, though not required. Successful applicants should have 
experience capturing, handling, banding, and radio-marking birds, as 
well as tracking animals using telemetry equipment. Basic GIS skills 
will be beneficial, though not necessary (ArcMAP or QGIS). Those that 
apply should have an enthusiasm for field work and upland game bird 
ecology, and be physically fit – capable of walking long distances 
through dense vegetation and working long days in inclement weather. The 
crew leader will be expected to coordinate field efforts to meet 
research project goals, objectives, and deadlines, while supervising a 
team of field technicians. Therefore, those that apply must possess 
strong leadership qualities, be detail-oriented and self-motivated, and 
have a strong work ethic. All applicants are subject to University of 
Nebraska-Lincoln hiring requirements, including a criminal background 
check and satisfactory driving record. If selected for employment, 
applicants will be required to complete CPR, First Aid, and AED 
certification prior to beginning field work. Employment is a full-time, 
2 year term position, eligible for benefits. Shared field housing is 
provided in Culbertson, NE.  Compensation: $15.50/hr + shared housing 
provided  To apply, please send a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact 
information for three references to JENNY FOGGIA (EM: jfoggia  AT 
unl.edu). Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Individuals not 
selected for an interview/hiring will be notified after the closing 
date. For information about Upland Bird Research at UNL, visit: 
http://snr.unl.edu/prairiebirds/ For information about the Fontaine Lab 
at UNL, visit: https://sites.google.com/site/tjfontaineunl/

RESEARCH COLLECTIONS & CITIZEN SCIENCE COORDINATOR  at Mohonk Preserve.  
Website: http://www.mohonkpreserve.org  Location: New Paltz, NY.  
Duration: Open.  Application Deadline: 25 Nov 2016.  Job Description: As 
part of our commitment to expanding our Conservation Science 
programming, we are recruiting for a 2-year full-time, partially 
grant-funded position, renewable contingent upon funding. Under the 
direct supervision of the Director of Conservation Science, the Research 
Collections and Citizen Science Coordinator carries out the ecological 
monitoring and Citizen Science Program of the Mohonk Preserve, and 
curates the research, specimen, and data collection at the Daniel Smiley 
Research Center. This position will support Conservation Science 
Department initiatives, outreach opportunities, and Preserve events in 
support of the Preserve’s mission. Considerable time will be dedicated 
to developing a new Citizen Science Program in conjunction with a 
Watershed Monitoring and Inventory Program, as well as to overseeing 
efforts to digitize our vast natural history records database. This job 
announcement is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list 
of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this 
position. There may be unplanned activities and other duties assigned. 
No phone calls please. For more information about the Preserve, visit 
our website: www.mohonkpreserve.org Mohonk Preserve is an Equal 
Opportunity Employer  Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, 
Ecology, or related field required; MS preferred. Expertise in any area 
of Ecology/Biology will be considered, though preference may be given to 
candidates with expertise in botany or pollination biology; • Ability to 
work well with volunteers, interns, external researchers, the general 
public, partner organizations, Board members, donors and Preserve staff. 
Experience with cross-disciplinary partnerships, collaborative research 
efforts, or networked organizations preferred ; • Fluency with standard 
computer software. Proficiency with one or more programming languages 
(e.g. Python, Perl, R, shell scripting) and experience working with 
specimen/records-based databases (e.g. Specify, Emu, Sybmiota) a plus; • 
Demonstrated knowledge of biostatistics and standard ecological research 
methodology; • Exemplary communication and presentation skills; • Strong 
organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to balance 
multiple projects per season; • Familiarity with natural 
history/specimen collections • Knowledge of leading trends in 
environmental and ecological research; strongly preferred: experience in 
field studies and/or familiarity with field station or similar natural 
area research program; • Willingness to work occasional (sometimes 
frequent) weekends and holidays; some irregular hours, including 
evenings, required. Mohonk Preserve has a flex policy to balance hours 
worked during the pay period. • Ability to navigate and traverse 
back-country, off-trail land conditions over mountainous terrain, 
sometimes while carrying equipment for several hours at a time; 
willingness and ability to work in difficult weather conditions 
including heat, rain, and snow. • Valid driver’s license and clean 
driving record to ensure ability to drive Mohonk Preserve vehicles.  
Compensation: Salary: Mid to upper $30’s based on experience. Generous 
benefits including health, life, long-term disability insurance, 
retirement plan.  To Apply: Applications accepted via e-mail only. 
Please submit as a single PDF: cover letter, CV, and the names and 
contact information for 3 references by November 25, 2016 to (EM: 
employment  AT mohonkpreserve.org).

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS: behavioral ecology of lance-tailed manakins 
in Panama.  at Florida State University.  Website: 
http://www.bio.fsu.edu/duval/  Location: Isla Boca Brava, Republic of 
Panama.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 
2.  Application Deadline: 20 Nov 2016.  Job Description: Positions are 
available 15 Feb to 10 Jun 2017 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 include 
resighting color-banded birds, daily maintenance of a video 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 four-year-old (!) who will live and 
work on a remote island off of Panama's Pacific coast and share housing 
with close quarters. The site may have limited internet access and cell 
phone reception: experience working in isolated field settings and/or 
shared living situations with little privacy is highly desirable.  
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 4-year-old 
child. Conversational Spanish ability is strongly preferred for this 
position. Assistants are also 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 will 
be reimbursed for round-trip airfare to Panama City, Panama (up to $750) 
and snake gaiters (~$75) upon completion of the field season. Food, 
housing, and required transportation within Panama will be provided. For 
more information on the research, see (URL: 
http://www.bio.fsu.edu/faculty-duval.php). Panamanian citizens are 
encouraged to apply, and assistants not requiring airfare to reach the 
Republic of Panama would receive a modestly increased personal 
honorarium.  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 2017 (1 
Dec 2016 application deadline).

SNAIL KITE RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at University of Florida.  Website: 
http://wec.ufl.edu/coop/  Location: Kenansville, FL.  Duration: 6 
months.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2. Application 
Deadline: 2 Dec 2016.  Job Description: The Florida Cooperative Fish and 
Wildlife Research Unit is based out of the University of Florida in 
Gainesville and oversees several ongoing wetland-related research 
projects. We are seeking two highly motivated field technicians to 
assist with the long-term study of the endangered Snail Kite. We are 
monitoring the Snail Kite population via mark-recapture methods as well 
as making behavioral observations and collecting data related to 
foraging ecology. Field work for this project is conducted throughout 
the wetland ecosystems of central and south Florida from the Kissimmee 
chain of lakes in the north (near Orlando) to the Everglades in the 
south (near Miami). The field work involves the extensive use of 
airboats. Applicants must be willing to work LONG, flexible hours in a 
HOT, humid environment amidst alligators, snakes, and biting insects. 
Some days involve working from sunrise to sunset. All of the necessary 
training will be supplied, including airboat operation and maintenance. 
Duties include trapping, handling and banding of Snail Kites, behavioral 
observations, mark-recapture surveys, nest searching, data entry, snail 
trapping, vegetation sampling and maintenance of field equipment and 
boats. Assistance on peripheral projects related to the project may also 
be required from time to time. Housing will be provided at the Three 
Lakes Wildlife Management Area south of St. Cloud, FL. Applicants should 
be comfortable living in a field house in a remote area with only a few 
other coworkers.  Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Ecology, Biology, 
Environmental Science, Wildlife, or a related field is required. 
Applicant must have a valid U.S. driver's license. Experience with 
engine repair/maintenance and boats including trailering is a major 
plus, but not necessary. Ability to comfortably handle wild raptors is 
also a plus. These positions start in late January and run through the 
end of July/beginning of August. These field technician positions can 
potentially be extended for several years, and may lead to an 
opportunity to enter a masters research program.  Compensation: 
$11.00/Hr  To Apply: Interested persons should send a resume with a 
cover letter and three references to JESSICA PADILLA via e-mail at (EM: 
snailkites  AT gmail.com) by December 2, 2016. For questions see our 
website (URL: http://www.wec.ufl.edu/coop) or contact Jessica Padilla 
via email (preferred) or by phone (PH: 352-494-7485).

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERN  at Audubon Sharon.  Website: 
http://www.sharon.audubon.org  Location: Sharon, CT  Duration: 6 months 
(mid/late February through mid/late August).  Job Type: Intern.  
Application Deadline: 2 Jan 2017.  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 4-12. Children visit the Center for 6-8 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. Housing, Salary and School 
Credit: Interns have a furnished apartment with shared bedrooms (during 
the summer), kitchen, bath and living room. Salary is $10.10/hour 
($353.50 per week.) Students should arrange for school credit with their 
advisor beforehand, if applicable. Position: This internship position is 
a six month seasonal position and runs mid/late-February through 
mid/late-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: Interns have a furnished 
apartment with shared bedrooms (during the summer), kitchen, bath and 
living room. Salary is $10.10/hour ($353.50 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 
(URL: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3001/environmental-education-intern/job). 

No mailed, emailed or faxed applications/resumes will be accepted. 
Please be sure to include a cover letter. Application deadline: January 
2, 2017.

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW – Survival strategies and seed dispersal by the 
threatened Micronesian Starling  at Colorado State University. Website: 
http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/38621  Location: Guam, Mariana 
Islands.  Duration: up to 2 years depending on start date. Job Type: 
Post-doc.  Application Deadline: 4 Dec 2016.  Job Description: This 
research position is part of a larger collaborative DoD SERDP project 
aimed at restoring ecosystem function (specifically seed dispersal) to 
Guam’s forests. Native seed dispersers have been extirpated or greatly 
reduced on Guam, largely due to predation by the invasive Brown 
Treesnake. Micronesian Starlings are the only remaining native avian 
frugivore on Guam; the population is largely restricted to Andersen Air 
Force Base and presumably remains because of its ability to utilize 
urban and suburban environments and its capacity to persist in areas 
under snake control. By understanding how this species has survived on 
Guam, we might be able to develop ways to expand its population, and 
thus the ecological functions it provides. The responsibilities of this 
postdoctoral position, based largely on Guam, are to investigate the 
diet of Micronesian Starlings and their movement patterns to understand 
which tree species benefit and predict the area over which an individual 
bird could provide seed dispersal services. By comparing diet and 
movement of Micronesian Starlings between Saipan, where data has already 
been collected, and Guam, we can gain valuable information on the 
functions they are performing on Guam and how their diet and capacity to 
disperse seeds may have changed due to the lack of competitors and/or 
high snake predation pressure. Telemetry will be used to determine 
movements, roosting locations, and to study post-fledging survival. The 
successful candidate will lead data collection by the field crew and 
have primary responsibility for analysis, presentation, and publication 
of the research. The incumbent will work collaboratively with others 
involved with the project. Applicants must be able to work in rugged 
terrain and in hot, humid conditions. Airfare and some relocation 
expenses provided.  Qualifications: Required: 1) Ph.D. by the 
appointment start date in a discipline related to the research described 
above, 2) Practical experience in the design, conduct, and statistical 
analysis of ecological field studies, 3) Demonstrated ability to prepare 
and submit professional manuscripts in refereed journals, 4) Excellent 
written and oral communication skills, 5) Eligible to work in the United 
States by proposed start date. FWCB will not provide visa sponsorship 
for this position. Desirable: Experience in 1) Analysis of avian habitat 
use and movement patterns, 2) Mist-netting and banding birds, 3) 
Post-fledging survival, 4) Avian seed dispersal, 5) Radio-telemetry, 6) 
GIS, and 7) Collaborative projects. Additionally, past experience 
supervising a field crew, and working in challenging conditions is 
desirable. Compensation: Competitive.   To apply, upload a cover letter 
that includes how you satisfy the required and desirable qualifications 
and your research interests; curriculum vitae; representative 
publications; and contact information for at least 3 professional 
references to the following address (URL: 
http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/38621). Applications will be accepted 
until the position is filled, but to ensure full consideration, 
applications should be submitted by December 4, 2016. Anticipated 
February or March 2017 start (later spring start dates will be 
considered). The position duration is up to 2 years depending on start 
date. For more information contact: Dr. JULIE SAVIDGE (EM: 
julie.savidge  AT colostate.edu, PH: 970 491-6510). CSU is an EO/EA/AA 
employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

WILDLIFE EDUCATION ASSISTANT  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. 
Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org/  Location: Scottsbluff, NE.  
Duration: 5.5 months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 10 
Dec 2016.  Job Description: APPROXIMATE EMPLOYMENT TERM: January 16- 
June 30, 2017 (5.5 months) LOCATION: Office located in Minatare, NE- but 
programs are located throughout the Nebraska panhandle SCHEDULE: Monday- 
Friday, some weekends and evenings may be required Bird Conservancy of 
the Rockies (formerly Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory) is a non-profit 
organization dedicated to conserving birds and their habitats 
(www.birdconservancy.org). We achieve our mission through Science, 
Education, and Stewardship programs throughout the western United States 
and Mexico. Bird Conservancy, in partnership with Nebraska Game and 
Parks Commission, has formed a unique partnership. This partnership has 
outlined conservation and educational activities and actions that will 
inform and educate students, teachers, landowners, and resource 
professionals about the shortgrass prairie and ponderosa pine ecosystems 
of western Nebraska. We work with a diversity of partners including 
state, federal, other non-profits, and private landowners. We are 
looking for a motivated, dynamic education assistant who will bring 
wildlife conservation topics to a variety of audiences. Duties of the 
Wildlife Education Assistant include, but are not limited to: ?Assisting 
with implementation of educational programs including classroom 
presentations for all ages, field trips,outreach events, after school 
programs, citizen science events, and partner events. ?Assisting with 
development/expansion of educational programs and materials. ?Be 
responsible for organizing registration, program and inventory data. 
?Assisting with general educational project day to day operations. 
?Assisting with development of reports for various projects and grants. 
?Dissemination of Bird Conservancy/NGPC’s conservation messages. 
?Coordinating with partners on education projects as needed. ?Organizing 
education schedule as needed.  Qualifications: The successful candidate 
will have: ?Undergraduate degree in environmental education or 
environmental studies, with an emphasis in education, environmental 
science, ornithology, wildlife/ecosystem conservation, or related 
fields. Preference will be given to an applicant with previous 
environmental education experience. A background in shortgrass prairie 
wildlife ecology and birds preferred ?Public speaking skills and the 
ability to work with people of all ages ?Excellent written and verbal 
communication skills including the ability to communicate through 
multiple media (print,TV, radio, Internet, public events, etc.) 
?Experience and demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Excel, 
Microsoft Word, Adobe, and Microsoft Publisher ?Responsible, creative, 
relational, enthusiastic, flexible, self-motivated and resourceful team 
player ?The ability to multi-task, prioritize and display excellent time 
management skills ?The ability to carry out duties and directives 
independently under limited supervision ?A valid U.S. driver’s license 
and personal transportation. Must be willing to travel to program sites 
in western Nebraska. NGPC vehicle provided but some use of personal 
vehicle may be required ?Ability to lift 40 lbs, stand and walk for 
extended periods of time ?Ability to communicate (speak, read, write) in 
Spanish a plus (but not required) Compensation: SALARY: $13 per hour, 
full time, 40 hours per week (housing not provided)  To Apply: Send 
cover letter, resume, and at least 3 references in a single pdf document 
to: AMBER SCHILTZ, Nebraska Wildlife Education Coordinator, (EM: 
amber.schiltz  AT birdconservancy.org). CLOSING DATE: December 10, 2016- 
although position may be filled earlier if a suitable applicant is found.

CAMPS AND FAMILY PROGRAMS COORDINATOR  at Bird Conservancy of the 
Rockies.  Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org  Location: Brighton, 
CO.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 1 Dec 
2016.  Job Description: Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is looking for a 
motivated, dynamic educator and camping industry professional who will 
offer transformative experiences in the natural world to a variety of 
audiences, specifically through day and overnight summer camps, family, 
and homeschool programs. POSITION DETAILS: Organization: Bird 
Conservancy of the Rockies Location: Brighton, CO; The position is based 
out of Bird Conservancy’s Headquarters and Environmental Learning 
Center, with some travel to partner organizations around the Denver 
metro area and Front Range required. Reports to: Education Director 
Supervises: Seasonal Staff, Interns, and Volunteers Classification: This 
is a full-time regular, non-exempt position. Schedule: The position will 
be required to work several weekend days a month, plus extended program 
weeks and hours during overnight camps and some day camps. Thus, 
applicants will need to be flexible and accommodate a variable weekly 
schedule. OVERVIEW OF ORGANIZATION, PROGRAMS, AND PHILOSOPHY: Bird 
Conservancy of the Rockies conserves birds and their habitats through 
science, education and land stewardship (www.birdconservancy.org). Our 
work radiates from the Rockies to the Great Plains, Mexico and beyond. 
Our mission is advanced through sound science, achieved through 
empowering people, realized through stewardship and sustained through 
partnerships. Together, we are improving native bird populations, the 
land, and the lives of people. We monitor and identify population 
trends, research habitat needs, engage landowners and managers in 
wildlife and habitat stewardship, and educate diverse audiences. The 
Bird Conservancy was founded in 1988, and educational programs built 
around its banding stations and Bald Eagle Watch were part of operations 
from the start. Since then, Bird Conservancy’s educational agenda has 
grown to also include K-12 School Field Trips and In-Class Programs, 
Home School Programs, Adult Education Programs, Family and Community 
Programs, a Volunteer Naturalist Program, a variety of Citizen Science 
projects, and Day and Overnight Summer Camps. Bird Conservancy engages 
approximately 36,000 people each year across a broad geographic 
spectrum, with around 650 of this number participating in our Summer 
Nature Camps, 425 in Homeschool Programs, and 850 in Family Programs. 
The majority of these programs are based out of the organization’s 
headquarters and Environmental Learning Center at the north end of Barr 
Lake State Park in Brighton, CO. Using birds as the hook, Bird 
Conservancy’s Summer Nature Camps offer day and overnight camp sessions 
for youth between the ages of 2 and 17, with an emphasis on providing 
opportunities to safely explore and learn about the natural world, 
science, and conservation. Camp sessions are designed as part of a 
progression to introduce children to the outdoors at a young age and 
build their skills over time, taking our youngest participants from 
basic, sensorial interactions with nature to a more sophisticated 
appreciation and understanding of their place in the natural world. 
Camps range from two-hour experiences with 2 to 5 year-olds and their 
parents to ten-day overnight camps for 15 to 17 year-olds, the latter of 
which has participants learning about, conducting, and presenting 
scientific research projects and exploring careers in natural resources. 
Monthly Homeschool Programs have become extremely popular over the last 
few years, with sessions filling within days of opening registration. 
Topics of these programs are wide-ranging and include orienteering, 
winter ecology and survival, nocturnal adaptations, and bird banding and 
migration. Family Programs also occur monthly and cover many of the same 
topics, along with larger annual events like the Christmas Bird Count 
for Kids, Birding by Canoe, and Birding4Buck$. Ultimately, the goal of 
all of our programs is to provide transformative experiences with 
participants in the outdoors, for them to become more interested in the 
world around them and, subsequently, better informed and engaged 
citizens. DUTIES/DESCRIPTION: This position will be responsible for 
fostering the growth of Bird Conservancy’s Summer Nature Camps, 
Homeschool, and Family Programs by: • Planning, marketing, 
administering, leading, and evaluating day and overnight camps for 2-17 
year olds and parents during the summer and over school breaks. • 
Leading the development and implementation of the Leaders-in-Training 
program, a summer camp volunteer/leadership program for 12-17 year-olds. 
• Maintaining relationships with local and remote summer camp and 
homeschool families/clients through regular communication, events, and 
programs throughout the year (reunions, family programs, etc). • 
Planning, advertising, leading, and evaluating monthly family programs, 
partnership events with Barr Lake State Park, and Early Childhood 
Education programs. • Developing, scheduling, advertising, coordinating, 
leading, and evaluating monthly Homeschool Programs. Other 
responsibilities include: • Leading the Bird Conservancy’s annual 
Christmas Bird Count for Kids and coordinating with local organizations 
to promote other events around the metro area/state. • Leading the Bird 
Conservancy’s annual fundraiser for camp scholarships, Birding4Buck$. • 
Assisting with other education programs as-needed, including: a. School 
field trips at the Environmental Learning Center in the spring and at 
the Barr Lake Banding Station in the fall. b. In-class School Programs 
throughout the school year. c. Off-site outreach events. d. Bird Tales 
(a therapeutic environmental education program for individuals 
experiencing dementia). e. Other off/on-site interpretive programs for 
adults and Community organizations (at libraries, senior centers, rec 
centers, etc). • Tracking all participant numbers, scholarships, and 
budget information for grant reporting purposes. • Assisting with 
training, scheduling, and supervising of volunteer naturalists. • 
Supervising education assistants, interns, and other staff as needed. • 
Building partnerships and work with local communities and organizations 
to increase awareness of Bird Conservancy and our programs by 
representing the organization at community events and meetings. • 
Provide public relations/customer service and disseminate the Bird 
Conservancy’s conservation messages to parents, guardians, and 
participants to ensure a positive impression of education programs. • 
Seeking out and applying for additional funding for this position, the 
education team, and scholarships for programs. • Implementing and 
utilizing evaluation efforts for all programs of primary responsibility. 
• Performing other duties as assigned, including facility, grounds, and 
site-based projects around the Environmental Learning Center. 
Qualifications: QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: • Bachelor’s degree in 
natural resources or life sciences area, environmental interpretation, 
or education, with two years of working experience in a related field 
required; Master’s degree preferred. A combination of degrees or 
experience in the areas of wildlife biology, environmental science, or 
education is a plus. • Experience developing, marketing, administering, 
leading, and evaluating environmental education/interpretation programs, 
especially day and overnight summer camps. • Solid understanding of 
camping industry standards and risk management. • Strong facilitation 
and teambuilding skills. • Experience and confidence delivering 
scientific messages to diverse audiences. • Professional communication 
skills, both oral and written. • Outstanding interpersonal, networking, 
and customer service skills with proven ability to cultivate 
relationships with parents, children, families, and colleagues. • 
Excellent organizational, logistical and time-management skills with 
proven ability to handle multiple tasks and roles efficiently with 
little direct guidance. • Must possess a strong work ethic, be able to 
rapidly adapt to changing environments, prioritize, and meet deadlines. 
• Demonstrated leadership, fundraising, and event-planning experience 
and willingness to work as a team member for a growing non-profit 
organization. • Experience coordinating and supervising volunteers, 
interns, and seasonal staff. • Experience in budget and grant 
management. • Strength in building and maintaining partnerships with 
diverse organizations. • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (Word, 
Excel, and Publisher), and experience with various email, software, and 
social networking platforms. • Responsible, creative, relational, 
enthusiastic, flexible, and resourceful team player; self-motivated, 
results and detail-oriented, and dedicated to providing clients with 
quality and enriching experiences. • Must be in good physical condition, 
able to lift/carry 40 pounds, and able to hike long distances at 
elevations above 8,000’. • Specific knowledge and experience regarding 
bird identification, bird banding, ornithology, and natural history of 
the Front Range desired. • Must possess a valid Driver’s License. • Must 
successfully complete both pre-employment background and Motor Vehicle 
Record checks and pre-employment drug screen. • Current CPR and First 
Aid Certifications (American Red Cross Emergency Response Certificate 
and/or Wilderness First Responder Preferred). • Ability to speak, read, 
and/or write Spanish a plus.  Compensation: Salary: $32,000 - 
$34,000/year, commensurate with qualifications. Bird Conservancy offers 
generous paid time off (holidays, annual leave, and sick leave), a 
Simple IRA match, and health, dental, and vision insurance. Bird 
Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer.  To Apply: Please email a 
cover letter, resume with at least three references (names, phone 
numbers, and email addresses), and answers to the supplemental questions 
below in a single document to: TYLER EDMONDSON (EM: tyler.edmondson  AT 
birdconservancy.org). SUPPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS (each should be answered 
in 2 paragraphs or less): 1. Please describe a profound experience in 
the natural world you have facilitated for another person. 2. In your 
opinion, what role do summer camp programs play in the lives of today’s 
youth and families? 3. In your opinion, when camp staff talk about the 
“magic” of camp, what are they referring to? 4. How would you lead the 
Bird Conservancy’s camp programs to establish differentiation from other 
local camps? 5. Why are you best suited to continue fostering community 
among our camp and homeschool families? 6. What would make this job the 
best ever for you? 7. Describe a significant leadership experience you 
have had. What were the successes and challenges of this experience? 
What did you learn? CLOSING DATE: December 1, 2016, or until filled if a 
suitable applicant is found. Applications will be processed on a rolling 
basis. Once we receive your application, we will review it thoroughly. 
If we decide not to move forward with your application, you will receive 
an email. If we are interested in moving forward, we will schedule an 
initial interview with you to take place in-person, or via Skype or 
Google Hangout if you are from outside the area. If you are selected to 
move forward after the initial interview, we will follow up to schedule 
a second round interview. We will then do a thorough reference check 
with no less than 3 references. Once we gather all of this information, 
we will make a final decision and let you know if you have been selected 
for the position.

RED-COCKADED WOODPECKER TECHNICIAN  at FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation 
Commission.  Website: 
http://myfwc.com/viewing/recreation/wmas/lead/three-lakes/ Location: 
Kenansville, FL.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application 
Deadline: 30 Nov 2016.  Job Description: RCW Technician (1) needed March 
1st – June 30th, 2016, for seasonal position working on red-cockaded 
woodpecker population monitoring in central Florida (Kenansville). The 
job will include identifying birds 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/hr. Housing included  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)

FIELD BIOLOGIST  at University of Illinois.  Location: Fort Hood, 
Texas.  Duration: ~24 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 
4. Application Deadline: 10 Dec 2016.  Job Description: The University 
of Illinois is seeking to fill four full-time seasonal biologist 
positions for the Adaptive and Integrative Management (AIM) program 2017 
field season. The biologists will work as a team under the supervision 
of the AIM program specialist and crew leader. The AIM program is 
responsible for migratory bird research and conservation on Fort Hood. 
Biologists must be able to work both independently and as a team, 
preforming multi-disciplinary teamwork with biologists, contractors and 
Army personnel. Incumbent must be physically fit and able to stand or 
walk for long periods of time in extreme weather conditions. The typical 
work day will begin between the hours of 5:30 – 6:30 am, and end between 
the hours of 2-3 pm. There will be weekend and holiday work. Preference 
will be given to candidates with experience handling/banding songbirds, 
nest searching, and identifying birds by sight and sound. Excellent 
communication skills and ability to work as a team are invaluable. The 
successful applicant will be available to start work March 2017. The 
position end date is August 11, 2017. Major Duties: • Conduct avian 
point-count surveys using standardized methods. • Identify birds based 
on sight and/or sound with binoculars • Use GPS units, and other tools 
to determine exact locations of project areas and identify habitat 
types. • Survey large scale projects for nesting birds, educate 
contractors and army personnel on Migratory Bird Treaty Act laws and 
best management practices, interact with contractors and site workers, 
and manage and provide QA/QC. • Conduct nest checks across the 
cantonment area in housing quarters, motor pools and buildings. • As 
time permits, assist with graduate research. • Safely and efficiently 
band birds that are captured passively or target netted. Birds must be 
correctly identified, aged, and sexed. Other data 
collection/measurements maybe required. • Meticulously maintain and 
organize all data sheets and keep a detailed field book of all daily 
activities, and details about the data collected. • Accurately enter all 
data into an excel spreadsheet daily. • Maintain all field equipment: 
vehicles, GPS units, binoculars, range finders, PPE, banding tools, 
nets, etc. • Assist the pollinator crew as needed. • Assist with various 
outreach/environmental education events. • Work in potentially difficult 
field settings including inclement weather, rough terrain, etc.  
Qualifications: • A bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology or a related 
field. • Significant experience with avian surveys. • Excellent 
observational skills including good vision and hearing. • Ability to 
work independently and interact effectively with project managers, 
clients, landowners, other technicians and agency personnel if 
applicable. • Applicants must be well organized, provide strict 
attention to detail, and be willing and able to work in potentially 
difficult field settings including inclement weather, rough terrain, 
etc. • Valid driver’s license is required. • Ability and willingness to 
drive in rough terrain. • Background check will be conducted on final 
candidates.  Compensation: Hourly rate of 13.50   To apply, please 
submit your letter of interest and resume to (EM:  aimseason2017  AT 
gmail.com) with “Field Biologist Position” in the subject line. 
Applications are due by December 10, 2016 or until filled.

AVIAN TECHNICIAN  at FL DEP - Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park.  
Website: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Kissimmee-Prairie  
Location: Okeechobee, fL.  Duration: 3/20/2017 - 7/30/2017  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017. Job 
Description: Field technicians (up to 3 positions; pending available 
funding) with avian point count and/or nest searching experience are 
needed for the 2017 breeding season of the critically endangered Florida 
Grasshopper Sparrow (savannarum ammodramus floridanus) at Kissimmee 
Prairie Preserve in south-central Florida. A successful applicant must 
be willing to conduct early morning surveys 5 days a week. Other duties 
include 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: Preferred 
Qualifications: 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) 
Experience with 4X4 vehicles (ATVs, UTVs, trucks, etc.); 4) Ability to 
learn to identify small grassland birds via only song/call/warble; 4) 
Experience with GIS, nest searching, remote locations and avian point 
count surveys Compensation: $12/hour depending on availability of 
funding. Simple housing is provided.  To Apply: Please contact SHAYNA 
JACQUES (EM: Shayna.Jacques  AT dep.state.fl.us,  PH: 863-462-5360) 
Basic email interviews will be followed up with in person interviews. If 
applicant is not within range, phone interviews will be conducted.

VOLUNTEER ASSISTANTS NEEDED for a study of Black-throated tits and 
Silver-throated tits in China  at Beijing Forestry University. Website: 
http://www.luckytit.cn  Location: Henan Province, China. Duration: 2-3 
months.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 2-. Job Description: 
Volunteer assistants are needed for a field study of the breeding 
biology and behavioral ecology 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 assist in monitoring the 
color-banded populations, starting from the beginning of 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 work 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 get used to Chinese diet, 
have strong interests in birds and animal behaviors, physically fit, and 
be willing to work for long and irregular time in the field, and share 
rooms with other crew members.  To Apply: Please contact Haohui GUAN at 
“516960405  AT qq.com”. When applying, please include a cover letter, a 
resume, and two recommendation letters (it would be greatly appreciated 
if the recommendation letters are directly sent by references to the 
above email address).

MANAKIN HYBRIDIZATION ECOLOGY FIELD ASSISTANT  at University of Illinois 
Urbana-Champaign.  Location: Bocas del Toro, Panama. Duration: 4 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2016.  Job 
Description: Field assistants wanted to assist graduate student with 
field activities and data collection on manakin hybridization in Bocas 
del Toro, Panama starting in ~ March 1st and ending ~ June 30th 2017. We 
are investigating the effects of natural selection and sexual selection 
on a unique hybrid zone between the white-collared manakin and the 
golden-collared manakin. This is a great opportunity to work in the 
tropics in an area rich with avifauna. Activities will include: 
-Mistnetting and banding -Bleeding birds for genetic analysis -Nest 
searching and monitoring -Monitoring of courtship behaviors on leks 
-Possibly radio telemetry  Qualifications: Ability to work long hours in 
hot and humid conditions. Mandatory skills and experience in mistnetting 
and banding. Preferred skills/experience in bleeding and nest searching. 
Spanish language skills are helpful and preferred. Ability to drive a 
vehicle with manual transmission preferred.  Compensation: A monthly 
stipend, housing, and transportation will be provided.  To apply, send a 
single pdf document containing 1) cover letter 2) resume 3) contact 
information for 3 references to KIRA LONG (EM: kira2  AT illinois.edu).

AVIAN REHABILITATION INTERNSHIP  at Raptor Education Group, Inc. 
Website: http://www.raptoreducationgroup.org/  Location: Antigo, WI.  
Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 3-4. 
Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2017.  Job Description: REGI is looking for 
3-4 hardworking, energetic, flexible, and fun interns for the summer of 
2017. The intern’s main responsibilities will include assistance in 
avian rehabilitation, feeding, facility upkeep, cleaning, observing 
avian behavior, and handling. Training will be provided for all these 
areas. Interns are expected to work long hours. We are working with live 
animals that do not adhere to an 8-hour schedule. Some days will be a 
normal 8-hours, but when care is needed for a sick or injured bird 
longer days will be required. Interns will have 1 day off per week. 
Interns will reside on-site for full immersion in the wildlife 
rehabilitation experience. *If a special project is needed to complete 
your internship for credit we are happy to work out those details with 
you individually based on your interests.   Qualifications: Intern 
should have a strong interest in avian rehabilitation and care. 
Candidates should be pursuing a degree in wildlife, captive wildlife, 
biology, or closely related field. Other fields of interest will be 
considered. Dates: Mandatory orientation date May 23, 2017. Internships 
continue through the end of August. Ending date is flexible.  
Compensation: Unpaid, but housing is provided onsite.   To Apply: E-mail 
resume and cover letter by February 28, 2017 to (EM: Elise  AT 
RaptorEducationGroup.org). *Interviews begin in January

WADING BIRD AND BLACK RAIL PROJECT TECHNICIANS  at South Carolina 
Department of Natural Resources.  Website: 
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/species/wadingbirds/  Location: Coastal 
South Carolina.  Duration: 6-7 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 30 Nov 2016.  Job Description: The 
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) plans to hire two 
seasonal technician to assist with the Wading Bird and Black Rail 
Projects during the spring and summer of 2017. The positions will begin 
in early February and end in late August or September. We are looking 
for highly motivated people who are willing to work a flexible schedule 
that often varies from day to day. Early morning, night and weekend work 
will be required. One technician will focus on the Black Rail Project 
and the other technician will work on both projects. Black Rail Project 
responsibilities will include: trapping and tracking black rails using 
radio telemetry, conducting call-response (playback) surveys for black 
rails and other secretive marsh birds, operating 4-wheel drive trucks in 
remote areas, deploying and retrieving heavy equipment, reviewing audio 
recordings for rail calls, and data entry. The climate of coastal South 
Carolina during the summer can be very hot and humid, and many of the 
components of this project include walking long distances in difficult 
marsh terrain. Snakes, alligators, and mosquitoes are abundant in the 
study area. Wading Bird Project responsibilities will include: 
counting/estimating birds (wood storks, egrets, herons, etc.) during 
aerial surveys from a small plane, canoeing through swamps, climbing 
trees and capturing stork chicks for banding, monitoring individual 
wading bird nests throughout the season, analysis of aerial photos, and 
data entry. Aerial surveys are a major component of the project, so the 
technician must be able to fly in a small plane comfortably and must be 
able to quickly estimate numbers of nests in rookeries during flights. 
This would not be an enjoyable position for someone prone to motion 
sickness. Some aspects of the position are very physically demanding. 
The technician will need to climb cypress trees from a canoe to capture 
chicks and will be working in hot, humid conditions. The technician 
working on the wading bird project will also participate in many of the 
activities described in the black rail project description. The SCDNR 
office and many of the survey sites are located in the ACE Basin of 
South Carolina, a spectacular undeveloped area that offers a variety of 
excellent birding and outdoor recreational activities. Shared housing at 
a wildlife management area will be provided. The office where the 
technician will be based is located in Green Pond, SC (Donnelley 
Wildlife Management Area). Walterboro is the closest town, and 
Charleston is approximately an hour drive away. A personal vehicle will 
be required since the location is remote and there is no public 
transportation, but we plan to provide a DNR vehicle for most work 
duties. Additional information about study species: 
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/species/wadingbirds/ 
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/swap/supplemental/birds/blackrail2015.pdf 
Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong interest in avian 
research, an excellent work ethic, a positive attitude about working in 
buggy conditions, a high tolerance of heat and sun, and should be in 
good physical condition. Required skills and qualifications include: 
valid US driver’s license and good driving record, prior field work 
experience, and professionalism when interacting with people from 
different backgrounds. Prior experience identifying marsh birds by sight 
and sound, surveying wildlife from a small plane, monitoring bird nests, 
tracking wildlife using radio telemetry, and familiarity with Microsoft 
Excel, Access, and ArcGIS is highly desired. Applicants should be 
self-motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team. 
Must be a United States citizen or be legally authorized to work in the 
United States without sponsorship.  Compensation: Approximately 
$1,600-$2,200 per month depending on number of hours worked. Housing 
provided.  To Apply: Please send a SINGLE email attachment containing a 
cover letter describing any prior experience relevant to these specific 
positions, a resume/CV, and contact information for three references to 
CHRISTY HAND (EM: handc at dnr.sc.gov). Indicate if you are interested 
in only one of the positions or in both positions. Applications will be 
reviewed as they are received, and the positions may be filled prior to 
the application deadline.

SENIOR COASTAL SCIENTIST  at The Nature Conservancy.  Website: 
http://www.nature.org  Location: Eastern Shore of Virginia.  Job Type: 
Permanent.  Application Deadline: 27 Nov 2016.  Job Description: The 
Nature Conservancy’s Virginia Coast Reserve (VCR) is currently 
recruiting for a Senior Coastal Scientist to be based from our 
Nassawadox office on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. This position will 
provide VCR and the Virginia Operating Unit of TNC with technical 
scientific leadership to inform, plan and develop conservation 
strategies related to coastal resilience adaptation, coastal 
restoration, land and water conservation and protection, barrier island 
management, avian monitoring and management and other emerging 
conservation issues. Strong candidates should have experience directing 
a major program of strategic importance, working/communicating with 
diverse audiences, an established record of strong scientific writing, 
and supervisory experience. More details can be found by reviewing the 
position posting found at http://nature.org/careers (position #44808). 
This position will be open through 11/27/16 and applications will be 
accepted online only. EOE

SEASONAL COWBIRD FIELD BIOLOGIST  at University of Illinois. Location: 
Fort Hood, Texas.  Duration: 13 February to 30 June 2017. Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 30 Nov 2016.  Job Description: Primary 
Position Function/Summary (1-2 sentence summary): Conduct management of 
the endangered Black-capped Vireos (Vireo atricapilla) at Fort Hood 
Military Installation and offsite locations in Texas. Major Duties and 
Responsibilities (detailed duties): • Operate up to 35 cowbird traps • 
Locate and monitor traps at sites that optimize target captures and 
minimize non-targets captures • Organize and maintain a supplies, seed, 
and water cache • Mow herbaceous vegetation around traps with a 
gas-powered weed trimmer • Collect and accurately record and verify data 
• Operate a 4 wheel drive motor vehicle on unimproved roads When 
working, the employee may be exposed to a variety of environmental 
factors to include, but not limited to, hot or cold weather, exposure to 
noise and allergens, and uneven ground. In performing the functions of 
this position, the employee may be subjected to various mental and 
physical demands as well to include, but not limited to, independently 
traveling to and performing work at different locations using a 
government vehicle, lifting and moving items that may occasionally weigh 
up to forty (40) pounds and frequently weigh up to twenty (20) pounds, 
and twisting, pushing and pulling movements. Education: • Required: 
Bachelor’s Degree • Preferred: Bachelor of Science in Biology or related 
field, relevant wildlife or biology coursework Training (needed to be 
considered for the position; do not include any on-the-job training 
needed): • Required: Valid state driver’s license • Preferred: Handling 
songbirds via nets and songbird euthanasia  Qualifications: Experience: 
• Required: None • Preferred: Six months experience on Fort Hood, 
off-road driving, navigation with GPS, map-reading, and bird 
euthanasia.  Compensation: $13.00/hour.  To Apply: Send cover letter and 
resume to (EM: forthoodbhco2017  AT gmail.com)

AMWO/GWWA AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANT  at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  
Location: Pennsylvania or Minnesota.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 10-14. Application Deadline: 10 Dec 2016. 
Job Description: AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS (10-14) 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. Housing with 1-3 other technicians and field vehicles, fuel 
will be provided. Technicians will be given an opportunity to provide 
preference of primary location (Pennsylvania or Minnesota). Start date 
for PA crews is 4/10/2016, for MN is 4/22/2016 with some limited 
flexibility.   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. Successful applicants should have 
the ability to measure vegetation characteristics, enter data, and 
perform other field activities, however training will be provided. 
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: $1800-2000/month 
depending on level of experience  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)

AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN  at Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife 
Research Unit.  Website: 
https://sites.google.com/site/tjfontaineunl/TJ-Fontaine  Location: 
Nebraska - statewide.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Temporary. Number 
of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 14 Apr 2017.  Job Description: The 
University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Nebraska Cooperative Fish and 
Wildlife Research Unit are seeking 2 full-time and 1 part-time avian 
point count technicians to conduct statewide grassland bird surveys for 
the 2017 breeding season. Technicians will support collaborative 
research on landscape scale studies of grassland bird species abundance 
and distribution, and habitat relationships. The results of this study 
will help to improve our understanding of species and community response 
to land use and climate change, and will guide conservation and 
management efforts within the Nebraska Natural Legacy Project to 
conserve declining grassland bird species and species of cultural 
importance. This position provides an excellent opportunity to gain 
valuable field experience while working in a diversity of habitats 
ranging from the Sandhills, Rainwater Basin, High Plains, and Platte 
Valley, to the Pine Ridge of Nebraska. The field season will run from 1 
May to mid-July 2017 with some flexibility in start/end dates. We will 
pay technicians $1,600 - $2,000 per month DOE, provide a field vehicle 
for work, and provide field housing (some camping will be required). We 
are also interested in applicants seeking part-time employment based out 
of Lincoln or SE Nebraska. Technician duties include: 1) conducting 
daily standardized multi-species point count surveys with distance 
sampling; 2) collecting data on weather conditions following 
standardized protocols; 3) driving long distances to remote areas 
navigating by map; 4) data entry and management; 5) assisting the 
project leader as necessary. Significant travel time will be required 
for this position; technicians will be working very early mornings and 
should be comfortable with an unpredictable work schedule depending on 
the weather and may include working on weekends. Housing will be very 
dynamic – 2 full-time technicians will regularly move around the state 
of Nebraska between multiple field housing sites.  Qualifications: 
Applicants with experience conducting bird surveys and the ability to 
identify Eastern birds (particularly grassland species) by sight and 
sound are preferred. Additional qualifications include the ability to 
navigate with maps and GPS to find study sites, passion for field work, 
excellent communication skills, ability to live and work in remote 
areas, a strong work ethic, willingness to work outdoors in all weather 
conditions, and demonstrated ability to work well independently and as 
part of a team. State issued driver’s license, a good driving record, 
and CPR/First Aid certification are required.  Compensation: We will pay 
technicians $1,600 - $2,000 per month DOE   To apply, please send letter 
of interest describing applicant qualifications and where you heard 
about the job, resume, and contact information for three references via 
email to (EM: efstuber  AT gmail.com). Please enter “2017 Point Count 
Application” in the subject line. Application review will begin 
immediately and continue until the positions have been filled.

PHD STUDENT IN AVIAN BEHAVIOR AND COMMUNICATION  at University of 
Northern Colorado.  Location: Greeley, CO.  Application Deadline: 31 Jan 
2017.  Job Description: Funding is available through a teaching 
assistantship for a PhD student in the Benedict Lab at the University of 
Northern Colorado (UNCO). The Benedict lab studies avian social 
behavior, bird song, and signal evolution. UNCO’s School of Biological 
sciences offers a unique PhD in Biological Education which trains 
graduates in the teacher-scholar model. Our graduates are well prepared 
for future positions which value both teaching and scholarship. More 
information about the Benedict Lab can be found here: 
http://www.unco.edu/biology/lbenedict/index.html. More information about 
graduate programs at UNCO can be found here: 
http://www.unco.edu/nhs/biology/programs/graduate/. MS candidates will 
also be considered.  Qualifications: The right candidate for this 
position is one who wants to conduct a research-based PhD studying avian 
behavior or communication, and who also wants training in pedagogy and 
teaching techniques. We are particularly seeking students with 
experience in field techniques, strong writing skills, good ability to 
work collaboratively, and a passion for ornithology. Students may work 
on existing research projects in the lab or develop their own research 
projects.  Compensation: PhD students with teaching assistantships at 
UNCO receive a graduate stipend of $17,081 per year plus additional 
summer funding and scholarship opportunities. This comes with a tuition 
waiver for up to 10 credits per semester.  To Apply: Before applying, 
interested parties should send a CV and a brief statement of interest to 
Dr. LAURYN BENEDICT (EM: lauryn.benedict  AT unco.edu). Full 
applications will require transcripts and GRE scores and will be Due by 
March 1, 2017.


REFUGE BIOLOGY VOLUNTEER  at US Fish and Wildlife Service.  Website: 
http://fws.gov/midway  Location: Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.  
Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Number of Openings: 4. 
Application Deadline: 31 Dec 2016  Job Description: Volunteer work 
emphasizes habitat restoration including native plant propagation and 
out-planting, seed collection and processing, removal of invasive plants 
both by hand and through chemical application of herbicide, and 
monitoring plant populations. Other work includes seabird and Laysan 
duck monitoring, 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. 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. 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.  Qualifications: Must be 
physically fit and able to confidently ride a bike, hike up to three 
miles in the sand or on uneven terrain while carrying a spray pack, 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, monitoring studies, and disentanglements. 
Must be able and willing to perform all duties in sub-tropical wind, 
sun, rain and humidity extremes. Must be able to swim. 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. Preference will be given to 
those with an educational or professional background in biology, 
conservation science, or botany. Habitat restoration, plant propagation, 
weed control, remote field, and/or bird handling experience preferred.  
Compensation: Round-trip flight between Honolulu and Midway provided. 
Housing on-Refuge and three meals/day provided. Volunteer living 
quarters include individual bedrooms, a common living area, and a full 
kitchen.  To Apply: If you are interested in applying, please email a 
single .pdf file that includes a cover letter, resume outlining relevant 
education and work experience, and three work-related references (with 
phone and e-mail) to (EM: meg_duhrschultz  AT fws.gov). Please title the 
file in this format: YourLastName_Spring2017. For more information, 
please call: MEG DUHR-SCHULTZ (PH:  808-954-4819).

ENDANGERED FLORIDA GRASSHOPPER SPARROW CREW LEADER (1) AND TECHNICIANS 
(3)  at Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  Location: 
Kenansville, Florida.  Duration: 5 months (or longer).  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 6 Jan 2017.  Job 
Description: Crew leader (17 Feb-1 Sept 2017, with potential promotion 
to permanent employee), Seasonal Technicians (20 March-1 Sept 2017. 
Experienced crew leader needed to supervise demographic research and 
nest protection management of the critically endangered Florida 
grasshopper sparrow with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation 
Commission (17 Feb-1 Sept 2017, with possible promotion to permanent 
employee). Three experienced seasonal field technicians are also needed 
to assist with important data collection and nest protection activities 
(20 March-1 Sept 2017). These positions are an exciting opportunity to 
protect and conserve one of the rarest birds in the United States while 
contributing to a large-scale demographic research project. Florida’s 
dry prairie offers breathtaking grassland sunrises and frequent 
encounters with some of Florida’s finest wildlife. Field housing is in 
remote and beautiful natural landscape with plenty of opportunities for 
wildlife viewing, fishing, and boating, and only 10 min from field site. 
This work was recently featured in NPR’s All Things Considered: 

http://www.npr.org/2016/10/20/498736786/last-gasp-to-save-the-florida-grasshopper-sparrow-from-extinction 

and a video highlighting the project can be seen here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-UX2_QCPzI Conducting point count 
surveys, color banding adult and juvenile sparrows using mist nets, 
collecting blood samples for disease analysis, banding nestlings, 
finding and monitoring grassland bird nests with nest cameras, 
protecting nests with predator deflection fencing, conducting behavioral 
observations, and resighting color banded birds. Approximately 70% of 
work time will be spent in the field observing sparrows and searching 
for and monitoring nests. The remaining time is spent entering data and 
maintaining cameras and other field equipment.  Qualifications: 
Candidates must be passionate about the conservation of critically 
endangered wildlife, able to tolerate and excel in hot, humid, and buggy 
conditions, flexible to changing work schedules, and capable of walking 
long distances in rubber boots. Preferred candidates should have 
extensive experience searching for and monitoring grassland bird nests. 
Previous experience trapping and banding passerines and resighting 
color-bands using a spotting scope is also desired. Applicants must have 
a valid U.S. driver's license and be authorized to work in the United 
States. Applicants should be proficient at entering data using Excel or 
Access. Previous experience driving four-wheel drive trucks and ATVs in 
wet conditions is also preferred. Dedication, sensitivity, and attention 
to detail when working with a critically endangered bird is a must. 
Compensation: Pay is $14.00/hr for crew leader and $13.00/hr for 
seasonal technicians (40hrs/week) and includes air-conditioned shared 
housing and 4x4 field vehicles.  To Apply: If interested, please send a 
brief cover letter, CV and the contact information for three 
professional references to Dr. ERIN RAGHEB (EM: Erin.Ragheb AT 
MyFWC.com). Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

AVIAN ECOLOGY INTERNSHIP: EVERGLADES AND FLORIDA KEYS  at Florida 
Atlantic University.  Website: 
http://www.science.fau.edu/biology/gawliklab  Location: South Florida 
(Everglades/Florida Keys).  Duration: 2-5 months.  Job Type: Intern. 
Number of Openings: 1-2. Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2016. Job 
Description: Florida Atlantic University’s Avian Ecology Lab is seeking 
1-2 avian ecology field interns for a seasonal position studying wading 
birds, their habitats, and prey assemblages in Florida Bay and lower 
Florida Keys. Field sites are accessed by boat and kayak. Housing is 
provided. Applicants can apply for an early-term position (March 1 – 
April 30), late-term position (May 1 – July 31), or full-term position 
(March 1 – July 31). Primary field duties include wading bird abundance 
surveys, throw-trapping aquatic fauna, submerged aquatic vegetation 
surveys, wading bird behavioral surveys, and hydrologic data collection. 
The late-term position will include handling nestling wading birds and 
collecting diet samples. Lab duties include data entry and processing of 
fish and macroinvertebrate specimens. This position provides an 
opportunity for students and recent graduates to develop their field and 
lab skills and interests in ecology and conservation. Interns will have 
the opportunity to see a diverse variety of endangered and threatened 
species in a subtropical ecosystem and participate in a research project 
linked to the restoration of the Everglades ecosystem. Interns should 
expect to gain: - Various field sampling techniques - Avian and aquatic 
fauna identification - Marine navigation skills - Boating experience and 
maintenance - Spatial data organization using ArcGIS - Experience 
handling wading bird nestlings (late-term or full-term position only)  
Qualifications: Applicants should have, or are in the process of 
earning, a bachelor’s degree in biology, wildlife, fisheries, natural 
resources or related field. Applicants should be highly motivated, 
physically-fit, able to work dawn to dusk in subtropical, sometimes 
unpredictable, coastal marine field conditions (heat, humidity, rain, 
rough water, biting insects, jellyfish), and maintain a positive 
attitude. Applicants should have excellent organizational skills and 
attention to detail. The ability to work without supervision at a high 
level of performance and efficiency is mandatory. Preference will be 
given to applicants with experience identifying wading birds, conducting 
point counts, kayaking, and boating.  Compensation: Housing provided.  
To Apply: Applications must be received by December 1, 2016. 
Applications should be submitted via email as a single PDF that contains 
(1) a letter of interest highlighting relevant experience, clearly 
indicating the position type (early-, late-, or full-term), (2) a resume 
or CV, and (3) the names and contact information for at least 3 
references. Please use the subject line “Avian Ecology Field Internship 
Application.” Review of applications will continue until positions are 
filled. Although applicants with limited availability will be accepted, 
preference will be given to those available for the full time period of 
the position. Send applications to MARISA MARTINEZ (EM: 
marisamartin2015  AT fau.edu). For more information about the Avian 
Ecology Lab visit: http://www.science.fau.edu/biology/gawliklab.

FIELD ASSISTANT  at Louisiana State University.  Location: Plaquemines 
Parish, Louisiana.  Duration: 3 and a half months.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 15 Dec 2016.  Job 
Description: FIELD ASSISTANTS (2) Seeking two additional field 
assistants for studies of Seaside Sparrow and Marsh Rice Rat in 
Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, 15 March – 30 June, 2017. Fieldwork will 
take place in Louisiana coastal salt marsh and there are opportunities 
to enjoy the spectacle of spring migration along the Gulf of Mexico. 
Duties may include capturing/tagging birds and rodents, collecting and 
processing blood and tissue samples, finding/monitoring bird nests, and 
data management.  Qualifications: Experience with mist-nets, 
nest-searching, resighting color-banded birds, taking blood samples from 
birds, trapping and ear/PIT-tagging small mammals, and managing field 
data desirable. Ability to trailer and pilot a small boat highly 
desirable for one of the positions. Motivation is a primary 
consideration: the work is hard and demanding. The team of 3 field 
assistants and 2 graduate students will be expected to work both 
independently and cooperatively, be self-motivated and demonstrate a 
willingness to learn new skills, and be willing to do minor manipulative 
research with animals. A demonstrated ability to work in hot and often 
buggy environments is required.  Compensation: Stipend is equivalent to 
$1280 - $1800/month, depending on qualifications. Housing is provided.   
To apply, send a cover letter, CV, and a list of 3 references (with 
phone #s and/or email addresses) to: ANNA PEREZ-UMPHREY (EM: 
aperezumphrey  AT gmail.com), or Renewable Natural Resources Bldg. Rm 
227, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. LSU AgCenter is an Equal 
Employment Opportunity employer. Deadline to apply: Dec. 15, 2016.

VOLUNTARY RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP NEEDED IN SEABIRD BEHAVIOUR AND 
ECOLOGY  at Hokkaido University.  Location: Hokkaido, Japan. Duration: 2 
months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Application Deadline: 10 Jan 2017.  Job 
Description: 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/Rishiri Island, Hokkaido, Japan, 
between May 1st and June 30th 2017. Previous experience in the field or 
in harsh conditions is desirable, but not essential. Work on 
Teuri/Rishiri 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 or chemical analytical 
techniques in the wet-lab. 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 10th January 2017. We will 
interview the shortlisted candidates (on Skype) shortly after and we 
expect to make a decision by late January.

PHD CANDIDATE  at Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna, 
Austria.  Website: http://cogbio.univie.ac.at/  Location: Grünau im 
Almtal, Austria.  Duration: 3 years.  Job Type: Student. Application 
Deadline: 2 Dec 2016.  Job Description: The research group of Prof. 
Thomas Bugnyar at the Department of Cognitive Biology has funding 
available for a three year PhD position in Animal Behaviour. The PhD 
candidate will be part of a new FWF-project on Social Dynamics and 
Social Knowledge in wild ravens and should develop his/her own project 
within this framework. Tests of social knowledge shall include playback 
designs, thus expertise in bioacoustics and interest in animal 
communication are essential. The 3-year PhD position is fully paid (30 
hours-week) and is based mainly at the Konrad Lorenz Research Station in 
Grünau im Almtal, about 200 km West of Vienna. The PhD candidate will be 
enrolled at the Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna, 
Austria (http://cogbio.univie.ac.at/) and will interact with its members 
on a regular base. The working language of the Department is English and 
we welcome scientists and students from all over the world. The PhD 
candidate will be embedded in the newly founded Vienna Doctoral School 
(VDS) for Cognition, Behaviour and Neuroscience (CoBeNe) at the 
University of Vienna (https://vdscobene.univie.ac.at). The main goal of 
VDS CoBeNe is quality assurance in PhD training and education. In 
addition the organization stands for promotion of inter- and 
transdisciplinary knowledge exchange.  Qualifications: Profile: • Above 
average masters degree in either zoology, psychology, neuroscience, 
engineering, or computer science • Proficient knowledge of English • 
Excellent academic standing • Research experience in analysis of animal 
behaviour and communication • Strong computational and bio-acoustical 
skills • Genuine interest in studying behaviour under field-like 
conditions Further desirable qualifications • Publications in 
international, peer-reviewed journals • Previous experience in studying 
animal communication • Previous experience in playback studies, video 
analysis, cognitive experiments • Previous experience in working in a 
research team • Ability to work in a team is essential Compensation: The 
3-year PhD position is fully paid (30 hours-week) To Apply: Letters of 
application including CV, photograph, 2 letters of recommendation and a 
statement of research interests should be sent to Mrs. SIGRID HAGER by 
email (EM: vds.cobene  AT univie.ac.at) until December 2nd, 2016. 
Planned starting date is February 1st, 2017. The University of Vienna 
promotes the employment of woman in fields of work in which they are 
under-represented and therefore encourages qualified women to apply to 
this opening. Disabled people will be preferentially treated if qualified.

PAID FIELD INTERNSHIP IN NUTHATCH BEHAVIOR  at Tall Timbers Research 
Station.  Website: http://talltimbers.org/  Location: Tallahassee, FL.  
Duration: 10 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 20 Dec 
2016.  Job Description: PAID FIELD INTERNSHIP IN NUTHATCH BEHAVIOR to 
participate in a study of the behavioral ecology of the brown-headed 
nuthatch (Sitta pusilla). Location: Tall Timbers Research Station, 
Tallahassee, Florida Duration: 10 weeks from mid-February 2017 to 
mid-May 2017; applicants must commit to full 10-week field season. 
Project Description: Brown-headed nuthatches inhabit open pine forests 
throughout the southeastern United States. These cavity-nesting birds 
are cooperative breeders, and this project investigates the evolution 
and function of cooperative behavior, specifically how cooperative 
groups form and the benefit of helpers throughout the breeding season. 
Duties: Responsibilities of the field assistants include: setting up 
video cameras at nesting sites, conducting behavioral observations of 
color-banded brown-headed nuthatches and other bird species at nesting 
sites, re-sighting color-banded birds, and assisting in field 
experiments. Field assistants will also be expected to enter data, 
maintain and manage equipment, and assist with additional research 
activities. There will be opportunities to assist in mist-netting and 
banding birds, learn basic GIS operations and database management, and 
assist with prescribed burns. Interns are also encouraged to undertake a 
small, independent project that relates to the broader study of nuthatch 
behavior.  Qualifications: Applicants should be physically fit and 
capable of being out in the woods for full field days (approximately 
6:00 am – 6:00 pm), be able to carry up to 40lbs of equipment, should 
have a strong interest in animal behavior and birds, capable of 
interacting well with others and able to work independently in the 
field. Successful applicants should have strong field skills, experience 
with behavioral observations, bird species identification, and the 
ability to read color bands and conduct behavioral observations on 
small, fast moving birds (using scope and binoculars). Experience 
collecting blood samples from birds is preferred, but not required. 
Assistants should expect long field days that range in temperature, be 
able to independently navigate through a large matrix of pine forest, be 
prepared for encounters with venomous snakes and various bugs including 
chiggers. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access, and basic 
video camera skills are preferred. Applicants should be working towards 
or have recently completed a B.A. (B.S.) in biology, ecology, or related 
field. Individuals that are working towards or have recently completed 
an M.S. in biology, ecology, or related field will also be considered. 
All applicants must have a valid U.S. driver’s license and a good 
driving record  Compensation: A weekly stipend of $245 and housing at 
Tall Timbers Research Station will be provided.   To Apply: Send a 
SINGLE document containing the following: 1) cover letter explaining 
your motivation and qualifications to work on this project, 2) CV, which 
should include your field experience and any additional relevant 
experience, and 3) contact information for three professional references 
who are familiar with your field experience, personality, and interests 
(include their email and phone numbers) to: JESSICA A. CUSICK Florida 
State University Department of Biological Science Email (EM: jcusick  AT 
fsu.edu). Email Subject Line: “2017 BHNU Field Assistant Application” 
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on November 18, 
2016 and will continue until the position is filled

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CELEBRA LAS AVES LATINO INTERNSHIP PROGRAM  at Environment for the 
Americas.  Website: http://www.environmentamericas.org/  Location: 
Western US.  Duration: 5 months-1 year.  Job Type: Intern. Number of 
Openings: 9. Application Deadline: 18 Nov 2016.  Job Description: 
Internship work will focus on bird and other wildlife research, Latino 
community outreach, and bilingual environmental education. The intern 
may assist in a variety of shorebird surveys and also become familiar 
with career opportunities in the field of wildlife research, 
environmental education, and natural resource management. The intern 
will develop and deliver bilingual (English/Spanish) public 
presentations, work onsite with educators, develop and implement 
outreach programs into the local Spanish-speaking communities and 
Spanish-speaking visitors of the park, and lead the International 
Migratory Bird Day Festival.  Knowledge of bird conservation is not 
needed but a willingness to learn is required and an enthusiasm for 
nature encouraged. You will receive all necessary professional training 
and will gain real-life job experience working alongside state and 
federal wildlife professionals. This is a great opportunity for career 
shadowing and hands-on experience in the fields of wildlife biology and 
environmental education.   9 positions total available in Colorado, 
California, Oregon, and Alaska.  Time Frame Applications must be 
submitted by November 18, 2016. Top candidates will be selected for 
interviews and will receive additional details about specific 
assignments. Placement decisions and assignments will generally be made 
during the month of January. The paid 5 month to 1 year internship 
period will begin in late February with a week long training.  
Qualifications: Basic Eligibility Age 18 to 35 Be a US citizen or legal 
resident. Have a strong interest – or relevant experience – in bird 
conservation and/or willingness to learn is required. Enthusiasm for 
interacting with the public and children is encouraged. Bilingual skills 
(Spanish/English) – Helpful and preferred. Be social media savvy! Must 
attend mandatory training at the beginning of March  Compensation: 
$1000-1500 per month  To Apply: Submit application at 
http://www.avesblog.com/apply/

WETLAND AND WATERBIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Illinois Natural History 
Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois. Website: 
http://www.inhs.illinois.edu/  Location: Forbes Biological Station, 
Havana, IL (travel statewide).  Duration: Approximately 1 February to 30 
September 2017.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2-4. 
Application Deadline: 7 Jan 2017.  Job Description: This project 
examines quantity and quality of wetlands available to waterbirds 
throughout Illinois. Technicians will be based at the Forbes Biological 
Field Station in Havana, Illinois, but extensive travel throughout 
Illinois is required. Field seasons will include spring 
(February-March), summer (April- early June), and Fall 
(August-September). Employment is also available outside of listed field 
seasons conducting waterfowl surveys, vegetation surveys and sampling, 
duck banding, laboratory processing of core and diet samples, 
experimental collection of ducks, Avian Influenza sampling, maintenance 
and repair of field equipment, waterfowl trapping, and other duties 
assisting graduate students and scientists. Main duties will include 
using GPS/Archer units to map wetland inundation and other 
characteristics; conducting tree and submersed aquatic vegetation 
surveys, wetland rapid assessment methods, waterbird and other wildlife 
observations including marsh bird call-response surveys, and visual 
wetland assessments; recording large amounts of data, data entry (Access 
2016), contacting landowners, driving University Vehicles, operating 
boats and ATVs, and several or all aforementioned duties outside of 
field seasons.  Qualifications: Applicants should possess a bachelor’s 
degree in wildlife science, natural resources, ecology, or a related 
field and be able to tolerate adverse field conditions including walking 
miles in waders through muddy and difficult terrain and exposure to low 
temperatures, ice, summer heat and humidity, biting insects, and 
irritating plants (poison ivy and wood nettle). Applicants will work 
with a partner or group for long hours and must be able to carry up to 
50 lbs of equipment while wading through wetlands. Applicants must 
possess a strong work ethic, good interpersonal skills, a flexible 
schedule (possibly many overnight trips and some work on weekends), and 
a valid driver’s license. Previous field experience identifying 
waterbirds and wetland plants, working in wetlands or for long days 
(12-14 hrs at times), and operating boats and ATVs is preferred. The 
University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job 
candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Compensation: Salary 
and Compensation: $10/hr plus over time (1.5 times hourly rate) when 
applicable. Expected salary is approximately $2,000/month. Housing 
available at a reduced rate (~$200/month) and all expenses will be 
covered during travel for field work.  To Apply: Application: To ensure 
full consideration, applications should be received by January 6th, 
2017, but review of applications will begin immediately. To apply, 
please send cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information 
of three references to: (EM: agblake AT illinois.edu and hroffice AT 
inhs.uiuc.edu) --(Be sure to reference WQ Project in the subject line. 
The U of I is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled 
www.inclusiveillinois.illnois.edu.

WADING BIRD RESEARCH TECHNICIANS  at University of Florida. Website: 
http://www.wec.ufl.edu/research/wadingbird/  Location: Homestead FL.  
Duration: 4-5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2-4.  
Application Deadline: 9 Nov 2016.  Job Description: FIELD TECHNICIANS (2 
- 4) needed for ongoing wading bird research in the Florida Everglades. 
1 - 2 positions extend from mid Jan through the end of May 2016; 1 - 2 
extend from early Feb through late Jun 2016. Salary is $1450/month plus 
housing. 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, mechanical repair, or flying in small planes or helicopters. 
Compensation: $1450/month plus housing  To Apply: Application materials 
must be received by Nov 9. 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: LINDSEY GARNER, (lagarner AT ufl.edu) University of Florida, Dept. 
of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, PO Box 110430, Gainesville, FL 
32611-0430.

FIELD TECHNICIAN  at New Mexico State University.  Location: near 
Caprock, NM.  Duration: 6.5 months (1 position) and 2 months (5 
positions).  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 6 (1 for 6.5 
months, 5 for 2 months). Application Deadline: 2 Dec 2016.  Job 
Description: Six positions are available to work on a lesser 
prairie-chicken (LEPC) fire ecology project in SE New Mexico east of 
Roswell. Five positions will be from approximately March 15 to May 15 
and one position will be from approximately February 15 to August 31. 
All six technicians will be responsible for trapping LEPCs from 
approximately mid-March to mid-May. Trapping will occur during the early 
morning using W-array walk-in traps. LEPCs will be weighed, aged, sexed, 
banded, and fitted with either a PTT or VHF transmitter. VHF telemetry 
will be conducted during the day after trapping. During late April and 
early May, technicians will assist in locating nests and taking 
vegetation measurements once nest fate has been reached. Prior to 
trapping, the 6.5 month technician will be responsible for surveying the 
study area for active leks prior to the trapping period. Once the 
trapping period has concluded, the summer will consist of tracking LEPCs 
using VHF telemetry and monthly vegetation transects. Rain gauges will 
be checked at least once every two weeks. The technician will also aid 
in invertebrate sampling. The study area is approximately 50,000 acres 
of BLM land 32 miles east of Roswell, NM. Shared housing will be 
provided in the form of camper trailers (with electricity and A/C).  
Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have a B.S. in wildlife sciences 
or a related field. Experience trapping gallinaceous birds, tracking 
using VHF telemetry, and identifying plants of the southern plains are 
desired but not necessary. Training will be provided. Candidates must be 
willing to share living space with other technicians and graduate 
students. Summer temperatures can exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit, so work 
will begin at or before sunrise throughout the field season. 
Compensation: $1500/month plus housing   To apply, please email a single 
PDF containing a cover letter and a C.V. with at least three references 
to (EM: lepc.nm AT gmail.com)

BCVI SEASONAL FIELD BIOLOGIST  at University of Illinois.  Location: 
Fort Hood, Texas.  Duration: 18.5 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 27 Nov 2016.  Job Description: The 
University of Illinois seeks 4 SEASONAL FIELD BIOLOGISTS to monitor the 
endangered Black-capped Vireo from 1 March to 7 July, 2017. All work 
will occur at Fort Hood Military Reservation in central Texas near the 
city of Copperas Cove. The primary tasks will be to sight color-banded 
birds, locate and monitor nests, delineate territories, conduct distance 
sampling surveys, and mist net vireos for banding. Workers will keep 
extensive records, follow detailed protocols, navigate using a GPS and 
map, enter and verify data, and maintain field equipment including a 
vehicle. Previous experience with any of these activities is a plus. 
Highly experienced teachers will train workers in mist-netting, banding, 
nest finding, off-road driving, and navigation making this an excellent 
learning opportunity. Work starts before sunrise and involves walking 
miles each day in a hot, sunny environment where contact with chiggers, 
fire ants, cacti, snakes, cattle, and poison ivy is virtually certain. 
However, Fort Hood encompasses rich natural areas where the variety of 
birds, butterflies, wildflowers, etc. are sure to delight any 
naturalist.  Qualifications: Applicants must 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 as is a valid 
driver’s license and a good driving record.  Compensation: Pay is 
$13.00/hour. Work may exceed 40 hrs/week and include weekends, but all 
hours worked beyond 40/week will be compensated via overtime pay. 
Workers must provide their own housing and transportation to work. A 
list of local housing options will be provided to help workers find a 
place to live.  To Apply: To apply, send cover letter, resume and 
contact information for 3 references to (EM: bcvi.hood AT gmail.com).

YOSEMITE RAPTOR SURVEYOR  at National Park Service.  Location: Yosemite 
National Park.  Duration: 5-6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 4-6. Application Deadline: 14 Nov 2016.  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 Peregrine 
Falcons and Golden Eagles -or- for Great Gray Owls and Spotted Owls in 
front-country and remote wilderness locations. Primary field duties for 
diurnal raptor positions 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. Position from March 20 to August 18, 2017. Primary field 
duties for owl positions include: conducting broadcast surveys, 
behavioral observations, and nest searching. Positions from April 3 to 
September 15, 2017.  Qualifications: Requirements for Peregrine/Golden 
Eagle position includes prior experience observing raptor behavior, 
including extensive use of binoculars and spotting scope. Requirements 
for owl positions 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 
($15.49-$19.18/hr) varies depending on qualifications and experience.  
To Apply: Application period is November 10-14. 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 10 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)

YOSEMITE PASSERINE SURVEYOR  at National Park Service.  Location: 
Yosemite National Park.  Duration: 5-6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 1-2 positions. Application Deadline: 8 Nov 2016.  
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(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 banding stations, and occasionally surveying for 
other species (e.g., peregrines, bats, carnivores). Position(s) from 
April 17 to September 15, 2017 (end date negotiable).  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. 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 
($15.49-$19.18/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 4 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).

SEASONAL FIELD TECHNICIAN  at University of Illinois.  Location: Fort 
Hood, Texas.  Duration: Seasonal.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 30 Nov 2016.  Job Description: We are looking for one (1) 
enthusiastic technician to assist in an M.S. research project studying 
the post-fledging survival of Golden-cheeked Warblers. The selected 
applicant will work from 13 February to 15 June 2017, with a four-week 
training period alongside a crew of seasonal field biologists at the 
beginning of the season. The primary tasks will be to locate and monitor 
nests, track fledglings daily using radio telemetry, re-sight birds, and 
record vegetation measurements. Additionally, we will be navigating 
using a GPS and compass, driving and maintaining 4WD vehicles, entering 
data, and occasionally mist-netting and banding golden-cheeked warblers. 
A workweek can be up to 40 hours, and the hired technician will be 
expected to work early mornings with possible weekend work, not 
exceeding 40 hours.. The technician will be expected to find housing 
near the Fort Hood military base (we will be working closely with the 
long-standing field biologists for the Golden-cheeked Warbler monitoring 
project, so housing with multiple people is possible). Housing vendors 
near the base will be provided for the technician to choose from, if 
needed.  Qualifications: The applicant must have a B.S. or working 
towards finishing their degree. Applicant must be able to work 
independently and with other seasonal biologists at sites, with a strong 
organizational and detail-oriented attitude. Applicant must be in good 
physical condition and willing to navigate through dense juniper-oak 
forest around canyons and steep slopes, and handle other field 
conditions (e.g. heat, biting insects). Applicant must have good hearing 
and full spectrum vision (necessary for re-sighting of color-banded 
individuals). The applicant must also have a valid driver’s license and 
personal vehicle to drive into the base (will not be used for field 
work). Previous experience nest searching, using radio telemetry, 
performing vegetation samples, navigating with GPS and compass, and 
handling and banding birds is preferred. Experience with 4WD vehicles is 
preferred, but not necessary. Once selected, the technician must be able 
to pass a background check before hiring. Once hired, vision and driving 
tests must be passed to use work vehicles.  Compensation: ~13.00/hour 
depending on experience. Housing is NOT provided.  To apply, email-cover 
letter with your interest in the position, resume with prior experience, 
and contact information for three professional and/or academic 
references (phone numbers and e-mail addresses) to EVALYNN TRUMBO, UIUC 
– Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. Send 
applications and/or questions to (EM: etrumbo AT illinois.edu). Include 
"GCWA Field Technician" in subject line of email. Applications will be 
reviewed as they are received.

FIELD ASSISTANT  at Kansas State University.  Location: Costa Rica. 
Duration: 5 months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Application Deadline: 14 Dec 
2016.  Job Description: VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS needed for studies of 
a tropical songbird in Costa Rica. These studies will assess the 
physiological and genetic characteristics of courtship behaviors of the 
white-ruffed manakin (Corapipo altera) in northern Costa Rica. We will 
be surveying for lek arenas and mist-netting extensively to collect 
materials for genetic and parasite analyses. Conditions will be wet, 
remote, and rustic. Research will begin March 2017 and continue until 
early July 2017. Assistants should be willing to commit to the entire 
field season.  Qualifications: A positive attitude and ability to cope 
with unpredictable field conditions is absolutely necessary. We are 
especially seeking applicants with mist-netting and bird-handling 
skills. Prior experience working in the tropics, functional Spanish, and 
general outdoorsmanship are highly valued.  Compensation: Station fees, 
food, and accommodation expenses at the field site will be provided.  To 
Apply: Please send contact information for three references, a resumé or 
CV and a cover letter indicating why you are interested in this position 
to (EM: caulicky AT ksu.edu).

AVIAN CONSERVATION FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Kauai Forest Bird Recovery 
Project.  Website: http://www.kauaiforestbirds.org  Location: Alakai 
Wilderness and Hanapepe, Kauai, Hawaii.  Duration: February to July, 
2017.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 5-6. Application 
Deadline: 10 Nov 2016.  Job Description: SEASONAL AVIAN CONSERVATION 
FIELD TECHNICIANS 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. Field Technicians will also assist in our third 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 
40 pound packs (occasionally 60). 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. Experience with rock 
climbing, advanced tree climbing (arborist), and knots a plus. 
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: Compensation is $2,371/mo with holidays. Crew 
will have some access to project vehicles. Housing when not in the field 
will not be provided, but we will help finding housing. Successful 
applicants must provide own travel to Lihue, Kauai, have a valid driver 
license, 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 10, 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

AVIAN CONSERVATION FIELD ASSISTANT  at Kauai Forest Bird Recovery 
Project.  Website: http://www.kauaiforestbirds.org  Location: Alakai 
Wilderness and Hanapepe, Kauai, Hawaii.  Duration: December 2016 or 
January 2017 to July 2017 and beyond.  Job Type: Permanent. Number of 
Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 10 Nov 2016.  Job Description: AVIAN 
CONSERVATION FIELD ASSISTANTS 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. Field Assistants will also assist in our third 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 
40 pound packs (occasionally 60). Remote camping away from established 
field camps will also be required. Field Assistants will also be 
expected to help supervise Technicians during the season. 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), color-band re-sighting, behavioral 
observation, territory mapping, and mist-netting/banding is required. 
Experience with radio-telemetry, small mammal trapping, vegetation 
surveys, rock climbing, advanced tree climbing (arborist), and knots a 
plus. Mechanical and electronics skills and current First Aid and CPR 
certifications are also 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. Familiarity with GIS and database management strongly 
desired.  Compensation: Compensation is $2436/mo with holidays. Crew 
will have some access to project vehicles. Housing when not in the field 
will not be provided, but we will help finding housing. Successful 
applicants must provide own travel to Lihue, Kauai, have a valid driver 
license, and be legally eligible to work in the U.S. For more 
information, contact info (EM: AT kauaiforestbirds.org). To Apply: 
Applications will be accepted until November 10, 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

FIELD BIOLOGIST  at Tetra Tech.  Location: Near Plainview, Texas. 
Duration: One year, with the possibility of an extension.  Job Type: 
Temporary.  Application Deadline: 11 Nov 2016.  Job Description: Tetra 
Tech is seeking a local biologist to assist with baseline wildlife 
surveys in support of a proposed wind energy project near Plainview, 
Texas. The work will involve avian point-count and eagle use surveys, 
raptor nest surveys, and acoustic bat surveys. Qualifications: Minimum 
qualifications include: (1) own a 4-wheel drive vehicle for use during 
project work (mileage will be reimbursed), (2) live within a 1.5-hour 
commute of the project, (3) prior experience identifying bird species by 
sight and sound, (4) ability to identify and age raptors in flight, 
particularly eagles, (5) ability to follow verbal and written 
instructions, adhere to stringent protocol, and act in a professional 
manner, (6) a BS in wildlife biology or related field, (7) ability to 
maintain focus throughout the surveys, (8) willingness to work long 
hours in windy conditions and extreme temperatures. The primary survey 
schedule will be 4 consecutive days every other week from November 2016 
to November 2017. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable 
applicant is found.  Compensation: The salary is up to $25/hour, 
depending on experience.  To Apply: If interested, please send a cover 
letter, your resume, and contact information for 3 references to: (EM:  
rich.young AT tetratech.com).

GOLDEN-CHEEKED WARBLER SEASONAL FIELD BIOLOGISTS  at University of 
Illinois.  Location: Fort Hood, Texas.  Duration: Seasonal.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: multiple. Application Deadline: 30 Nov 
2016.  Job Description: The University of Illinois seeks to hire 
SEASONAL FIELD BIOLOGISTS to conduct monitoring of the Golden-cheeked 
Warbler on Fort Hood, Texas. Selected applicants will work 13 February 
to 02 June 2017. Occasional off-site travel and work may be required to 
include overnight camping. The primary tasks will be to resight 
color-banded birds, locate and monitor nests, delineate territories, 
conduct point count surveys, distance sampling, mist net and band birds, 
navigate and enter data with a Trimble GPS, and properly maintain a work 
vehicle and field equipment. New for the 2017 season is the deployment 
of geolocators by select crewmembers. There are four weeks of training 
and proficiency mastered prior to conducting research. Previous 
experience with any of these activities is a plus.Work starts before 
sunrise, includes continuous hiking in hot sunny environments with 
mosquitos, chiggers, fire ants, cacti, snakes, and poison ivy along with 
a colorful variety of birds and wildflowers.  Qualifications: Applicants 
must 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. Once selected, applicants will be required to pass a 
background check before hiring is complete. Crewmembers must provide 
their own housing and transportation to and from Fort Hood. Selected 
individuals will receive a list of local housing vendors. The use of 
work trucks is limited to duty hours only. Workweeks are 35-48 hours; 
overtime accrued after 40 hours in a one-week period. The earning of 
overtime not guaranteed. Individuals expected to be available for a flex 
schedule, weekend work, and possible overtime.  Compensation: 
13.00/hour. : To apply, e-mail cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for three references to (EM: FortHoodGCWA2017 AT gmail.com). 
Include “Seasonal Field Biologist” in subject line of e-mail. 
Applications reviewed and positions offered as qualified applicants are 
received. Be sure to apply early for consideration.

MSC IN AVIAN ECOLOGY AND ECOTOXICOLOGY  at University of Saskatchewan.  
Location: Saskatoon, SK, Canada.  Duration: 2 years. Job Type: Student.  
Application Deadline: 1 Nov 2016.  Job Description: The selected student 
will conduct research, using both captive and wild birds, to evaluate 
how changes in spring temperatures might influence the health of 
shorebirds, through effects on (a) embryonic development times, (b) 
tissue distributions and detoxification of contaminants in ovo, with 
consequences for physiological and fitness related trade-offs. Working 
will be at the new U of S Facility for Applied Avian Research (FAAR) and 
in the field. This project is in collaboration with Dr. K Gurney at 
Environment and Climate Change Canada. The student will be trained in 
experimental design, sample collection, and statistical analyses of 
results. Anticipated start date is January 2017, with field work 
commencing in early May.  Qualifications: BSc with a strong background 
in biology, ecotoxicology or environmental science is required, and some 
prior field and/or captive research experience with birds is highly 
desirable. Ideally, the student will also have relevant experience in 
conducting field-based studies and be willing to develop their 
quantitative skills.  Compensation: Minimum stipend funding is available 
at $18,500 per annum, however, candidates with a strong academic record 
(80% or higher) have a high probability of securing competitive student 
scholarships.  To Apply: Send application to (EM: christy.morrissey AT 
usask.ca) and include (a) a letter describing your interests and 
qualifications for the position, specifically highlighting how your 
skills match the position requirements, (b) your CV/resume, (c) contact 
information for 3 academic/professional references, and (d) copies of 
any unofficial transcripts. Applications should be received by Dec.1, 
2016 but suitable candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP. Informal 
inquiries (without application materials) are welcome.

MSC POSITION IN AVIAN ECOTOXICOLOGY  at University of Saskatchewan. 
Location: Saskatoon, SK, Canada.  Duration: 2 years.  Job Type: 
Student.  Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2016.  Job Description: The 
student will address ecotoxicological questions related to shorebird 
fuelling at stopovers and fasting during long distance flights. Through 
a set of controlled experiments and possibly field sampling, you will 
evaluate the accumulation, distribution and metabolism of industrial 
contaminants (e.g. PCBs and PAHs) during both fuelling and fasting 
(flight) in birds. Position is based out of Saskatoon with captive bird 
work at the Facility for Applied Avian Research (FAAR). Some field work 
will be included depending on the student’s interest and skills.  
Qualifications: I am seeking an enthusiastic and motivated student with 
a solid academic background and a strong interest in ecology and 
toxicology. The ideal candidate will have experience working in avian 
wildlife with previous lab or field research experience. Specific 
requirements include 1) BSc degree in Ecology, Toxicology or 
Environmental studies with strong academic record (80% or better) 2) 
Experience in handling and blood sampling of birds is an asset 3) 
Experience in conducting lab bioassays or lab analyses is an asset 4) 
Strong writing and communication skills 5) Self-motivated and able to 
work independently and with a team. Compensation: Minimum stipend 
funding is available at $18,500 per annum, however, candidates must have 
a strong academic record (80% or higher) to secure competitive student 
scholarships.  To Apply: If interested and qualified, please send a 
statement of interest and suitability, your CV (including names of 
references), and a copy of your unofficial transcript by email to DR. 
MORRISSEY (EM: christy.morrissey AT usask.ca).

SEASONAL AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGIST (LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE)  at Institute for 
Wildlife Studies.  Website: http://www.iws.org  Location: San Clemente 
Island, CA (off San Diego).  Duration: Approximately 7 months.  Job 
Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 4-5.  Application Deadline: 20 Nov 
2016.  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 7-month (approx.) 
positions beginning mid-February to early March. Contingent on 
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: 1. Nest searching and monitoring; 2. Behavioral observation 
and color-band re-sighting of wild and captive shrikes; 3. Releasing 
captive-origin shrikes, and providing supplemental food to captive and 
released shrikes; 4. Daily radio-telemetry of released shrikes; 5. 
Trapping and banding (depending on permitting qualifications) nestling 
and adult shrikes; 6. Cage construction and maintenance; 7. Data 
management in Microsoft Access and Excel, and in ArcView GIS; and, 8. 
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.***  Qualifications: We are seeking enthusiastic biologists 
with strong field work and research backgrounds who are committed to 
conservation and applied ecology. This position requires extreme 
patience, sharp observation skills using spotting scopes and binoculars, 
and the ability to hike daily 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, radio 
telemetry, 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. 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 (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 each week via twin-engine propeller planes flying out of 
the Naval Base Coronado in San Diego is provided. 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: 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: jstahl 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.

PHD POSITION - ECOLOGY OF WETLANDS AND INSECTIVOROUS BIRDS  at 
University of Saskatchewan.  Location: Saskatoon, SK, Canada. Duration: 
3-4 years.  Job Type: Student.  Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2016.  Job 
Description: We are seeking a talented student to develop a PhD program 
of research addressing questions about how intact Prairie wetlands can 
buffer agroecosystems against land use perturbations, pesticides and 
other stressors. The student will investigate factors that alter wetland 
health and the ability of wetlands to provide a resource for exporting 
high quality aquatic prey for terrestrial insectivorous birds. The work 
will involve observational and experimental studies using a 
well-established nestbox population of Tree swallows across different 
agricultural landscapes. This is a collaborative project with Dr. Tim 
Jardine (U of S) and Dr. Bob Clark at Environment and Climate Change 
Canada. Qualifications: We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated 
student with a solid academic background and a strong interest in 
ecology of wild birds and aquatic ecosystems. The ideal candidate will 
have experience working on avian wildlife, aquatic invertebrates and 
with previous field research experience. Specific requirements include 
1) BSc and MSc degree in Ecology and Environmental studies with strong 
academic record (80% or better) 2) Experience in handling and sampling 
of birds in order to obtain a banding permit 3) A valid driver’s licence 
4) Strong writing and oral communication skills 5) an ability to work 
independently and with a team.  Compensation: Minimum PhD stipend is 
$21,000/annum. Students with strong academic record may be eligible for 
competitive university scholarships.  To Apply: If interested and 
qualified, please send a statement of interest and suitability, your CV 
(including names of references), and a copy of your unofficial 
transcript by email to Dr. MORRISSEY (EM: christy.morrissey AT usask.ca).

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE  at University of Florida.  Website: 
http://www.wec.ufl.edu/faculty/frederickp/  Location: Gainesville and 
Homestead FL.  Duration: two years.  Job Type: Post-doc. Application 
Deadline: 10 Dec 2016.  Job Description: Postdoctoral Research Associate 
– this position will continue ongoing research on the role of 
methylmercury in avian reproduction, using piscivorous birds in the 
Florida Everglades as the study setting. The research builds on nearly 
two decades of work in this ecosystem on dynamics of mercury 
contamination, and the determinants of reproductive success. Applicants 
should have completed the PhD, have experience in ecotoxicology and 
field research, evidence of writing and publishing skills, quantitative 
analysis skills, and a willingness to work as part of a research team. 
Position is based at University of Florida in Gainesville but as much as 
6 months of the year will be located in south Florida engaged in 
Everglades field work. A sense of humor, and experience with boats, 
wetlands, avian blood collection, and other field skills will be 
favorably considered. Position begins January 2017, salary $47,500 
annually plus benefits. Applicants should send letter of application, 
CV, and contact information for three references via email to Dr. PETER 
FREDERICK (EM: pfred AT ufl.edu) by 10 December 2016.  Qualifications: 
Postdoctoral Research Associate – this position will continue ongoing 
research on the role of methylmercury in avian reproduction, using 
piscivorous birds in the Florida Everglades as the study setting. The 
research builds on nearly two decades of work in this ecosystem on 
dynamics of mercury contamination, and the determinants of reproductive 
success. Applicants should have completed the PhD, have experience in 
ecotoxicology and field research, evidence of writing and publishing 
skills, quantitative analysis skills, and a willingness to work as part 
of a research team. Position is based at University of Florida in 
Gainesville but as much as 6 months of the year will be located in south 
Florida engaged in Everglades field work. A sense of humor, and 
experience with boats, wetlands, avian blood collection, and other field 
skills will be favorably considered. Position begins January 2017, 
salary $47,500 annually plus benefits. Applicants should send letter of 
application, CV, and contact information for three references via email 
to Dr. PETER FREDERICK (EM: pfred AT ufl.edu) by 10 December 2016.  
Compensation: salary $47,500 annually plus benefits  To Apply: 
Applicants should send letter of application, CV, and contact 
information for three references via email to Dr. PETER FREDERICK (EM: 
pfred AT ufl.edu) by 10 December 2016.

LEAD BIRD BANDER  at Bandelier National Monument.  Website: 
http://www.nps.gov/band  Location: Los Alamos, NM.  Duration: 6 months.  
Job Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 6 Dec 2016.  Job Description: 
Bandelier National Monument is seeking applicants for a six-month 
biological science internship. The selected candidate’s primary 
responsibility will be to serve as the lead bird bander for the park’s 
2017 bird banding program, which is one of a number of long-term 
research and monitoring programs at the monument. The lead bird bander 
will be part of a three-person bird banding crew consisting of an 
international intern and a National Park Service employee. Our bird 
banding program includes both Monitoring Avian Productivity and 
Survivorship (MAPS) and migratory banding stations which have been 
monitored for 13 years. During the summer season (May-July), the bird 
banding crew will monitor and track nesting passerines at four MAPS 
sites at different locations in the park. During Fall migration 
(August-mid-October), the crew will work with volunteers and school 
groups to track migrating passerines. A key part of our bird banding 
program is educating under-served school children about the bird banding 
process, with an emphasis on the biology of birds and potential 
influences from warming climates. The selected applicant will all be 
involved in creating a 45-minute bird banding presentation to deliver to 
approximately 20 different 4th-6th grade classes. These programs will 
take place in September during which the schools will also visit the 
banding site to see the scientists and interns in action. The secondary 
responsibilities of this position will be to provide general support to 
Bandelier’s Natural Resources Program which may include: conducting 
avian point counts; monitoring Peregrine Falcon nests; 
repairing/removing ungulate exclosures; assisting with bat surveys; 
leading birding walk for visitors; assisting with vegetation plots; 
assisting with invertebrate pit fall trapping; assisting in the 
planting, salvaging, and caring of native plants; assisting in the 
mapping and control of exotic plants; and entering data into databases. 
Much of the above-mentioned work will be performed outdoors and may 
require walking or hiking over rugged terrain and working outdoors in 
both hot and cold weather. Position will be in mid-May 2017 and end in 
mid-October 2017.  Qualifications: Recruiting a highly-qualified intern 
to support the Bandelier’s bird banding program and Natural Resources 
Program is essential to our success. Applicants must be able to obtain, 
at a minimum, a sub-permit from the Bird Banding Laboratory (BBL). 
Applicants must be skilled in all aspects of bird banding including: 
setting up mist nets; removing birds from the nets; banding birds; 
identifying, sexing, and aging birds, collecting information on bird’s 
body condition and reproductive status; and properly releasing the bird 
without harm. Applicant must be able to perform these bird banding 
duties while ensuring the safety of staff and birds is met at all times. 
Applicants must be willing to train less-experienced interns and able to 
work well with others. It is preferred that applicants have experience 
with the MAPSProg data management software, but it is not mandatory. It 
will be expected that the selected candidate be an active team member to 
both the bird banding crew and Bandelier’s Natural Resources Program and 
be willing to perform a wide-array of duties. Applicants must be able 
and willing to work irregular schedules including early mornings, 
nights, and weekends. It is desirable that applicants be able to carry 
30+ lbs and have experience hiking and navigating in remote backcountry 
settings using map, compass, and GPS. Compensation: $3,000/month + 
housing.  To apply, please send your resume, contact information for 
three references, and proof that you are eligible to be permitted or 
sub-permitted by the BBL to SARAH MILLIGAN (EM:  sarah_milligan AT 
nps.gov).

VOLUNTEER FIELD TECHNICIAN IN FAIRYWREN BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY  at Tulane 
University.  Website: http://karubian.tulane.edu  Location: Western 
Province, Papua New Guinea.  Duration: ~3 months, starts at around the 
end of Jan-mid Feb.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 20 Nov 2016.  Job Description: I am looking for 
two volunteer field assistants for research on the behavioral ecology of 
white-shouldered fairywrens in Papua New Guinea. Field techs will assist 
in monitoring a color-banded population in Western Province, Papua New 
Guinea (PNG). Potential tasks will include mist-netting, banding, 
color-band resighting (and tracking), blood sample collection, nest 
searching, behavioral experiments, and audio recordings. All costs for 
in-country transportation, lodging, and food are provided by the 
project, with the exception of recreational trips on days off. The field 
site is located in a small, remote village in the lowlands of Western 
Province. Living conditions are very basic, with no electricity, and 
little outside contact. Mosquitoes, rain, high temperatures, crocodiles, 
and venomous snakes are all present on the site. Qualifications: The 
ideal field assistant will have bird banding, nest searching, and/or 
tracking experience. The ability to resight color combos is a 
significant plus. Additionally, international research experience (not a 
requirement per se), confidence to work independently and alongside 
locals, and a good sense of humor and attitude go a long way. Applicants 
should be in good physical condition (as we often will hike a few miles 
per day) and be able to tolerate difficult living and working 
conditions. Finally, things go astray from the plan quite frequently in 
PNG; being patient and understanding with these challenges is good to 
keep in mind. Compensation: This is a volunteer position, and as such, 
there is no associated salary. Our basic model is for applicants to 
cover their own travel to PNG, and we will provide all local transport, 
lodging and food.  To apply, please send a one page cover letter 
(detailing your research experience as well as what you would want to 
gain from this position), your CV, and contact information for three 
references (who know your work ethic, preferably in the field) to JOHN 
ANTHONY JONES (johnajones91 AT gmail.com). Please feel free to enquire 
about any questions pertinent to this application or regarding the field 
work in PNG. Because the visa process takes awhile in PNG, the position 
will be filled as quickly as applicants come in. November 20th is a soft 
deadline, but do that the note position may be filled by then to 
expedite the visa process.

M.S. GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP  at West Virginia University. 
Website: http://wildlife.wvu.edu/  Location: Morgantown, West Virginia.  
Duration: 2 Years.  Job Type: Student.  Application Deadline: 15 Nov 
2016.  Job Description: The School of Natural Resources at West Virginia 
University is searching for an MS student to help develop surveys for 
Loggerhead Shrikes (Lanius ludovicianus), using playback, automated 
recording unit technology, and decoys. Loggerhead Shrikes populations 
continue to experience range-wide declines (3.2%/year), and are a 
species listed as greatest conservation need in West Virginia and 
Virginia. The research project will focus on grazed high-elevation 
pastures in West Virginia and Virginia, and reclaimed mine lands in West 
Virginia. In addition to Loggerhead Shrikes, the student will be asked 
to survey for other grassland and early successional bird species to 
develop multi-species occupancy and abundance models. This student will 
work with cooperators from the West Virginia Division of Natural 
Resources, and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The 
student will be working towards an MS in Wildlife and Fisheries 
Resources at West Virginia University (http://wildlife.wvu.edu/).  
Qualifications: The ideal applicant should be familiar with 
grassland/early successional bird identification by sight and sound via 
point counts or other bird survey experiences. Applicant should also be 
familiar with plant species identification, collecting vegetation 
measurements, and preference will be given to applicants with GIS 
experience. Applicants should be comfortable working long days in the 
field during hot summer months, and energetic and excited about applied 
avian conservation research. Applicants will also be responsible for 
hiring and supervising a research team. These data are being collected 
in conjunction with a loggerhead shrike banding effort supervised by 
state agencies. Applicants must have completed a BS in Wildlife Biology, 
Ecology, or a closely related field. Applicants must have a minimum 1100 
combined GRE score (V+Q) on the previous scale or 300 on the current 
scale, and a minimum 3.25 GPA. Compensation: $16,536/year plus health 
insurance and university tuition waiver.  To Apply: Electronic 
applications are preferred. To apply send a single file including: 1) 
cover letter outlining any relevant work experiences with bird surveys 
or grassland birds 2) resume including unofficial copy of transcripts 
and GRE scores, and 3) contact information for 3 references to Dr. CHRIS 
LITUMA (EM: cml0017 AT mail.wvu.edu).

GRADUATE STUDENT IN INTERTIDAL FOOD-WEB ECOLOGY  at University of 
Maine.  Location: Orono, Maine.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Student.  
Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2016.  Job Description: Drs. Amanda Klemmer 
and Brian Olsen (UMaine) are looking for a graduate student to 
investigate the community and food-web ecology of intertidal, 
rockweed-dominated (Ascophyllum & Fucus spp.) habitats in light of 
commercial rockweed harvesting. The candidate could pursue either a M.S. 
or Ph.D. degree starting in Orono, Maine in January 2017. In conjunction 
with partners at the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Maine Department 
of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and the National Park Service, the 
project’s objective is to assess linkages between rockweed, the 
invertebrate community, and coastal bird populations in a changing, 
multi-use landscape. Qualifications: The successful candidate will 
possess a strong academic record, field experience, and the ability to 
identify common invertebrate orders of the intertidal zone. Preference 
will be given to candidates with experience supervising field crews; 
building partnerships with industry, governmental agencies, non-profits, 
and public stakeholders; managing databases; and constructing 
statistical models (or interest in gaining such an experience). An 
enthusiasm for cold temperatures, wet feet, curious landowners, the bold 
beauty of the Maine coast, and other blessings of field work is 
required.  Compensation: The position will be funded by a combination of 
research and teaching assistantships.  To Apply: Interested candidates 
should email the following materials to (EM: amanda.klemmer AT maine.edu 
and brian.olsen AT maine.edu): a curriculum vitae, unofficial 
transcript, GRE scores, a scientific writing sample, and contact 
information for three references. Consideration of candidates will begin 
on November 10th until the position is filled.

SEASONAL AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS (BELL’S SPARROW)  at Institute for 
Wildlife Studies.  Website: http://www.iws.org  Location: San Clemente 
Island, CA.  Duration: 5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 10 Dec 2016.  Job Description: The 
Institute for Wildlife Studies (IWS) is seeking up to 4 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; 4) Day-to-day upkeep of the field station and IWS equipment.  
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 (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.  To Apply: 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.
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ASSISTANT PROFESSORS, TENURE-TRACK – As part of an ongoing expansion, 
the Department of Biological Sciences at the New Jersey Institute of 
Technology (NJIT) is looking to fill two new, 9-month, tenure-track 
faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level, beginning in 2017. 
We seek applicants with either of the following profiles:  1)  
Applicants with an interest and established record in bridging levels 
from systems or organismic function to behavior or ecology. Research 
areas can include - but are not limited to - ethology, microbiology, 
functional ecology, or evolution. Applicants with this profile should 
apply for the position at ( URL: 
http://njit.jobs/applicants/Central?quickFind=55733). All inquiries for 
this position should be directed to Dr. SIMON GARNIER (EM: garnier AT 
njit.edu).   2) Applicants with an interest and established record in 
bridging levels from cell biology or physiology, to systems or 
organismic function. Research areas can include - but are not limited to 
- neurobiology, ethology, evolution, or development. Applicants with 
this profile should apply for the position at (URL: 
http://njit.jobs/applicants/Central?quickFind=55732). All inquiries for 
this position should be directed to Dr. FARZAN NADIM (EM: farzan AT 
njit.edu).  Applicants should be prepared to upload a CV, a cover 
letter, and a statement of research interest. In addition, they should 
arrange for at least three references to send letters directly to Ms. 
SHAMAY CARTY (EM:  carty AT njit.edu).  Candidates will be expected to 
maintain an active, funded research program, supervise graduate 
students, and contribute to the overall success of the Department.  NJIT 
is a tier-one public research university located in Newark, NJ, with an 
emphasis on STEM subjects. The Department of Biological Sciences at NJIT 
currently consists of ten research faculty with expertise in 
neurobiology, sensory and motor systems, locomotion, collective 
behavior, and functional and spatial ecology. The Department is also 
Federated with neighboring Rutgers-University Newark, adding colleagues 
in cellular neurobiology, cell signaling, genetics, systematics, 
evolution and ecology. The successful applicant will occupy customizable 
space in a newly renovated research facility. Duties will also include 
teaching introductory and upper-level undergraduate and graduate 
courses, depending on expertise. NJIT is an equal-opportunity employer. 
Applications from minorities and women are especially welcome.

WILDLIFE INTERN, MERRITT ISLAND NWR – Location:  Titusville, Florida  
Duration: 8 weeks +  Job Type: Non-paid Internship, housing provided  
Application Deadline:   None.  Job Description: This is a Non-paid 
Internship. Gain valuable habitat and wildlife management experience as 
a member of the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge staff.  Work 
includes eradicating non-native plants on the Refuge. This includes 
control of invasive plants by herbicide application.  Other work 
includes participating in various Refuge wildlife surveys, small mammal 
surveys, and bird surveys, and check stations. The person selected for 
this internship will also assist Refuge biologists with other duties 
like water level control of impoundments, Florida Scrub Jay banding, and 
scrub management. Housing will be provided at no cost.  Interns must be 
willing to commit to 8 weeks of service.  Start and end dates are 
flexible. Qualifications:  Be able to work independently and as part of 
a team.  Bachelor’s degree (or pursuing) in wildlife management, natural 
resources, or related field.  Must have a valid driver’s license. A 
government vehicle will be provided for official duties. A personal 
vehicle is not required but desired.    Number of Openings:  1  To 
Apply:  Contact MIKE LEGARE, Wildlife Biologist, Merritt Island NWR: 
(EM: mike_legare AT fws.gov), please email your telephone number.

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS – Southeastern Louisiana University invites 
applications for two positions at the Assistant Professor level in the 
Department of Biological Sciences to begin in August 2017. Candidates 
must have a PhD in any area of the biological sciences and a record of 
scholarly accomplishments.  Postdoctoral experience is preferred. 
Position 1: The successful candidate will teach Comparative Vertebrate 
Anatomy, as well as other biology courses based upon the applicant’s 
area of expertise.  Position 2: The successful candidate will have 
expertise in either bioinformatics, genetics, molecular biology, 
evolutionary biology or some combination of these areas. The successful 
candidate will also be expected to contribute to teaching in one or more 
of those areas. Both candidates will be expected to maintain a research 
program appropriate in a department with both an undergraduate and a 
master’s level degree program.  Southeastern Louisiana University is 
primarily a teaching institution whose mission is successful education 
of undergraduate and graduate students.   The Department of Biological 
Sciences has more than 800 undergraduate majors in five concentrations.  
The Department is housed in a modern building with excellent research 
and teaching laboratories as well as other research facilities including 
a roof-top greenhouse, a Vertebrate Museum, an Electron Microscopy 
Center, a vivarium and the Turtle Cove Environmental Research Station.  
The Department has approximately 25 graduate students in the MS degree 
program. The University is positioned in a biologically diverse region 
with ample opportunities for research in terrestrial, freshwater, or 
estuarine habitats.  For information concerning the Department of 
Biological Sciences please visit our web page at: 
http://www.southeastern.edu/biology  To be considered as an official 
applicant, the candidate must submit an online application, which will 
include a letter of application, a detailed vita, academic transcripts 
(official transcripts required upon employment), and the names, 
addresses and telephone numbers of three references who can be contacted 
by Southeastern Louisiana University. Applicants must apply online at: 
https://jobs.selu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58306  Questions 
concerning Position 1 should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, 
Dr. KYLE PILLER (EM:  kyle.piller AT selu.edu). Questions concerning 
Position 2 should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. BRIAN 
CROTHER (EM: bcrother AT selu.edu).  Review of applicants will begin on 
1 Nov 2016. Southeastern is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 
Employer.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR, SALTON SEA  at National Audubon Society  Website: 
http://www.audubon.org/  Location: San Francisco, CA.  Duration: Open.  
Job Type: Permanent.  Job Description: The Salton Sea Program Director 
will grow Audubon California’s (ACA) contributions to conservation in 
Southern California with specific attention on the Salton Sea. S/He will 
exercise leadership and management responsibility in developing 
conservation programs, advancing conservation science and policy, 
engaging the network and attracting new funds. The Program Director is 
charged with expansion and implementation of existing campaigns, with 
conservation partners, to secure significant and sustained commitments 
to Salton Sea habitat restoration and management. S/he will also assist 
with the facilitations of the State of California’s Salton Sea 
Management Plan (SSMP) that supports Audubon’s goals to protect birds 
and their habitat at the Salton Sea while also controlling for dust to 
protect human health. The Program Director will collaborate with and 
advise a coordinated multi-disciplinary group of policy, science, 
modeling and other technical experts working to address key 
water-related challenges at the Salton Sea. The focus of the Salton Sea 
Program Director position includes: - Raising awareness and stressing 
urgency around the environmental degradation and threat to public health 
at the Salton Sea, helping lawmakers and other decision makers to 
understand that the State of California must make a significant and 
sustained investment in real solutions there. - Securing the best 
outcomes for birds and people around the Salton Sea by influencing the 
State’s SSMP planning and immediate implementation process and ensuring 
habitat protections in the draft plan, anticipated December 2016. The 
Salton Sea is part of the Colorado River Basin; consequently, in 
addition to his/her work in Southern California, the Program Director 
will serve as an expert liaison between the Salton Sea and Audubon’s 
Colorado River program in the context of ensuring water for habitat 
throughout the lower Colorado River basin. This position will report to 
the Vice President of the Pacific Flyway/Executive Director of Audubon 
California and with a dotted line to Audubon’s Program Director, Western 
Waters. Essential Functions: Policy / Campaign Coordination - In 
partnership with ACA’s Director of Public Policy, expand and implement 
public policy campaign to advance Audubon's Salton Sea and Colorado 
River Basin goals with advocacy, lobbying, and/or involvement in state 
legislature, and in working with members of Congress as well as federal 
and state government leaders. - Secure Salton Sea specific policies for 
a long-term solution and funding from state and/or federal agencies. - 
Work with NGO partners to expand and implement a coordinated campaign to 
secure funding and implementation commitments for Salton Sea habitat 
restoration and management. - Educate policy-makers in Southern 
California, Sacramento and DC Salton Sea issues and gain support for 
significant and sustained investment in real solutions at the sea. 
Engagement - Develop and implement engagement strategies that support 
Audubon’s campaign to secure public commitments to robust habitat 
restoration and management at the Salton Sea, including: - Initiating 
and developing strategic partnerships to bolster efforts already on the 
ground and give voice to the local community. - In conjunction with 
Audubon California’s Chapter Network and Communications teams, boost 
chapter efforts to engage with voters on Salton Sea related issues. - 
Play a critical role as an ambassador of Audubon, representing the 
organization with funders, conservation leaders, community members, 
policy makers and other important stakeholders to advance the project, 
inform stakeholder opinions and decisions, and harness the power of 
Audubon's network. - Work with other concerned NGOs, together with whom 
we are sitting on relevant stakeholder committees, as well as the 
Audubon network to build upon and implement a campaign that engages key 
public agencies and water user organizations to secure funding 
commitments to Salton Sea habitat restoration and ensure robust habitat 
outcomes. Conservation - Seek to achieve long-term solutions for habitat 
and water that support Audubon’s goals to protect birds. - Coordinate 
and communicate with Audubon’s science team and communicate to outside 
audiences to ultimately advance habitat restoration goals at the Salton 
Sea. - Ensure connection and integration of Audubon’s Salton Sea and 
Colorado River basin programs. - Lead effort to model baseline habitat 
at the Salton Sea, so that a habitat “balance sheet” may be used to 
track projects and ensure that management activities at the sea add up 
to something meaningful for birds. Development - Seek and develop 
fundraising opportunities to support Audubon’s and its partner 
organizations’ efforts at the Salton Sea. Work with government, 
foundation, and individual funding sources. - Manage program budgets and 
work with Director of Finance to ensure necessary budget reporting and 
to ensure the program adheres to budgetary requirements.  
Qualifications: - Bachelor’s degree in public policy, environmental 
policy or related field required; advanced degree strongly preferred. - 
7-10 years’ progressive professional experience managing 
externally-facing conservation projects, to include possessing a deep 
knowledge of water policy. This position must maintain sophisticated 
current knowledge and expertise on the legal, diplomatic, policy, 
institutional, economic, cultural and technical issues relevant to water 
management in California. - Demonstrated success and comfort with 
fundraising, in particular with major donors, foundations, corporations, 
and government funders preferred. - Experience with public policy 
development and advocacy, campaigns, lobbying, and/or involvement in the 
California state legislature and in working with members of Congress 
preferred. - Familiarity with environmental justice and/or community 
organizations located in the Imperial and Coachella Valleys preferred. - 
Outstanding interpersonal skills, judgment, and a demonstrated ability 
to collaborate and build coalitions with a wide range of individuals and 
organizations. - Demonstrated experience overseeing complex or multiple 
projects through to success, including meeting financial goals, project 
deadlines, and coordinating the work of key staff and partners. - 
Ability to exercise extreme diplomacy, balance and flexibility when 
dealing with various personalities and sensitive situations to develop 
cohesive solutions and negotiate successful outcomes. - Excellent and 
persuasive communication skills, both written and verbal, including 
substantial public speaking experience, and the ability to effectively 
represent Audubon to members, state and federal elected officials, 
donors, and chapter leaders, as well as in traditional and social media. 
- Willingness and ability to travel up 50% time for key meetings with 
decision makers, staff, funders and other important stakeholders to help 
advance the project. - Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications 
and web-based applications required. - Experience developing diversified 
approach to engage and influence the broader public to champion an issue 
or cause. - A willingness to adopt a passion for Audubon’s vision and 
solidly grounded in conservation issues in order to effectively handle 
challenges, identify important issues, and covey conservation priorities 
to a wide audience.  To Apply: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2936/salton-sea-program-director/job?mode=view 


ENVIRONMENTAL & CONSERVATION PROGRAM MANAGER  at NaturEner USA LLC.  
Website: http://www.naturener.us/  Location: Ethridge, Montana area.  
Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 31 Oct 
2016.  Job Description: NaturEner USA and NaturEner Canada launched 
operations in 2006. We are primarily engaged in the ownership, 
development and operation of renewable generation projects. Our goal is 
to be a leading, diversified renewable energy Independent Power Producer 
(IPP) across different green energy technologies and geographies. 
Environmental & Conservation Program Manager Under the combined 
direction of the Montana Site Manager and the COO, the Environmental and 
Conservation Program Manager is responsible for all day-to-day 
environmental and conservation program operations at the NaturEner USA, 
LLC Rim Rock and Glacier wind farms in Toole and Glacier counties, 
Montana. Responsibilities include ensuring that NaturEner complies with 
all environmental permitting and compliance requirements at both sites, 
providing program management and team leadership for NaturEner’s Avian 
Program, providing periodic reports and briefings to Company management 
regarding progress against established Avian Program objectives, and 
managing hazardous waste and other environmental needs of the two sites. 
Duties and Responsibilities • Lead day-to-day Wildlife Conservation 
Program operations at NaturEner’s Montana wind farms • Provide oversight 
and quality assurance for avian monitoring, eagle point counts, nest 
surveys and post construction monitoring programs at NaturEner’s Montana 
wind farms • Develop and implement staffing plans and budgets • Manage 
and maintain biomonitor shift schedules • Provide leadership for up to 
20 staff • Oversee ongoing professional development activities for the 
Montana Wildlife Conservation Program staff and conduct annual 
performance reviews • Oversee recruiting and onboarding of new avian 
biomonitors • Conduct and supervise data analysis and report preparation 
• Manage environmental regulatory and compliance obligations by updating 
NaturEner’s environmental policies and procedures including but not 
limited to the management of hazardous waste, spill prevention, and 
containment • Provide input to develop and refine NaturEner’s 
Environmental and Conservation programs • Develop and present 
Environmental and Conservation reports Skills/Abilities • Strong 
communication skills; ability to communicate effectively, both verbally 
and in writing • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to develop and 
maintain good relationships with others Location/Working Conditions • 
Position is based at the Glacier and Rim Rock Wind Farms in Montana • 
Works in an office and outdoors under field conditions throughout the 
year • Required to work on a flexible schedule, occasionally involving 
an expanded work week • May be required to travel to San Francisco on a 
quarterly basis Physical Requirements • Required to use a computer for 
extended periods of time • Must be able to work outdoors under varying 
and possibly extreme weather conditions Direct Reports • Rim Rock Shift 
Leads • Glacier Senior Staff Biologist  Qualifications: Qualifications • 
B.S. or M.S. in Wildlife Biology, Physical Sciences, or similar field • 
5+ years of team management experience, experience managing field 
biology crews preferred • 3+ years of experience with wildlife or avian 
monitoring and management programs, or similar conservation experience • 
Demonstrated knowledge of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and the Bald 
and Golden Eagle Protection Act • Demonstrated professional and/or 
academic experience with spatial and statistical analysis (ArcGIS/QGIS, 
R or similar)  Compensation: We offer a competitive salary and full 
benefits package (medical, dental, vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, 
401K, paid holidays, paid vacation/sick time, etc.)  To Apply: Please 
email cover letter and resume to (EM: hr_jobs AT naturener.us) or submit 
cover letter and resume on the NaturEner USA website 
(http://www.naturener.us/)

AVIAN CONSERVATION ECOLOGIST  at University of Alberta.  Website: 
http://www.borealbirds.ca  Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada. Duration: 2.5 
years.  Job Type: Post-doc.  Application Deadline: 28 Oct 2016.  Job 
Description: The Boreal Avian Modelling Project (BAM) is seeking an 
avian ecologist to fulfill a postdoctoral position at the University of 
Alberta. BAM is a continental scale effort to understand the ecology and 
dynamics of avian populations and their habitats in the boreal forest of 
North America (for more details on BAM see www.borealbirds.ca). Working 
with a team of avian ecologists, conservation scientists and 
statisticians, the post-doctoral fellow will conduct science to support 
the characterization and identification of critical habitat for several 
boreal bird species in Canada, including Canada Warbler, Olive-sided 
Flycatcher, and Common Nighthawk. The position will involve 
collaboration with federal and provincial governments, industry, and 
other academic institutions.  Qualifications: Ph.D. in Wildlife Biology/ 
Ecology Self-motivated & able to confidently interact with people of 
varying backgrounds Strong background in avian ecology and conservation 
science Knowledge of regulatory requirements related to migratory birds 
Experience with wildlife-habitat modelling & Geographic Information 
Systems, preferably at large scales Excellent and demonstrated writing 
skills  Compensation: 55,000 per year plus benefits.  To Apply: The 
position is available immediately. We will take accept applications 
until a suitable candidate is found. To apply, please provide a letter 
of interest, CV, and an example of your writing skills in the form of a 
peer-reviewed paper or thesis. Candidates should send their application 
package to: Dr. NICOLE BARKER, BAM Coordinating Scientist (EM: nbarker 
AT ualberta.ca)

WILDLIFE FIELD BIOLOGIST  at H. T. Harvey & Associates. Website: 
http://www.harveyecology.com/  Location: Los Gatos, CA. Duration: 
Full-time.  Job Type: Permanent.  Job Description: We have an opening in 
our Los Gatos office for a Wildlife Field Biologist to begin work in 
January 2017. The selected candidate will be responsible for conducting 
surveys for nesting birds and performing construction monitoring for 
special-status species, including the California red-legged frog and 
California tiger salamander, on a variety of projects throughout the San 
Francisco Bay Area. This position will sometimes require a person to 
navigate varying and rugged terrain safely and sometimes to work alone 
in a variety of weather conditions. It may require occasional overnight 
travel and weekend work.  Qualifications: •Solid field experience 
•Strong bird identification skills and experience conducting nesting 
bird surveys •A demonstrable background in ecology or wildlife 
management and broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna 
Experience with California tiger salamander and California red-legged 
frog required, experience with the burrowing owl a plus. Candidates with 
a strong academic background (and at least a Bachelor’s or Master’s 
degree) in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, 
wildlife biology, or an equivalent subject are preferred. Compensation: 
DOE  To Apply: Interested candidates should respond by submitting a 
cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references through this link 
(URL: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=19055072) using ONE .doc 
or .pdf file (system allows for only ONE attachment, so resume, cover 
letter, transcripts, and references must be incorporated into ONE file); 
via mail to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University 
Ave., Bldg. D, Los Gatos, CA 95032; or by fax to 408.458.3210.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  at Hawk Migration Association of North America. 
Website: www.hmana.org  Location: Gibraltar, Michigan.  Duration: open.  
Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 1 Nov 2016.  Job 
Description: The Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA) is 
seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic leader to become its first executive 
director. If you are a proven fundraiser in a non-profit arena, 
preferably in an environmental field and with knowledge of raptors and 
their migrations, please consider applying for this unique opportunity. 
Applications will be accepted until November 1, 2016. The winning 
candidate will have an office in the Detroit River International 
Wildlife Refuge’s new visitor center near Gibraltar, Michigan, 
approximately 20 miles south of Detroit. The visitor’s center will open 
in early 2017 and is located within a major flyway for southbound 
raptors. We are looking for an experienced, outgoing individual with 
proven fundraising expertise and a track record of membership growth and 
volunteer engagement in a nonprofit organization. Position is funded for 
two years, and the incumbent is expected to work with the board of 
directors to seek funding to grow the organization and continue the 
position beyond 2018. For a full job description and information on 
HMANA, visit (URL: 
http://www.hmana.org/executive-director-job-description/). 
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with one or more years experience in 
conservation or environmental non-profit management. Experience and 
interest in hawk-watching, raptor biology, science and/or raptor 
education preferred. Candidates should have strong people skills, along 
with writing, fund-raising and an enthusiasm for natural world. Must 
pass federal background check.  Compensation: Salary to be negotiated. 
Benefits include health insurance and paid vacation, among others.   To 
apply, please submit cover letter,resume, and at least three 
professional references to (EM: director AT hmana.org) . No phone calls 
or agency submissions, please.

LATIN AMERICA CONSERVATION OFFICER  at Rainforest Trust.  Website: 
http://www.rainforesttrust.org  Location: Warrenton, Virginia. Duration: 
Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Job Description: Rainforest Trust seeks a 
Latin America Conservation Officer to develop and manage land protection 
projects with our in-country partners across the region. Rainforest 
Trust is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 1988. Partnering 
with the most respected conservation organizations in the world’s 
tropical regions, Rainforest Trust supports the protection of critical 
habitat for endangered species through local partnership. To date, we 
have saved over 15 million acres of tropical habitat. We are an 
efficient organization, earning the top 4-star rating from Charity 
Navigator. The successful candidate for the Latin America Conservation 
Officer position will work under the supervision of the Chief 
Conservation Officer and the Director of Biodiversity Conservation. 
Duties Include: • Identifying prospective partners and projects to 
create new protected areas in Latin America • Supervising, managing, and 
tracking the progress of Rainforest Trust projects. • Coordinating 
closely with in-country partners and staff. • Undertaking field visits 
to identify new projects and partners and to assess progress of ongoing 
projects. • Reviewing and meeting all reporting deadlines. • Preparing 
and submitting timely monthly reports on projects. • Participating 
actively with Development and Communications staff in project 
fundraising and communication efforts. • Organizing donor trips to visit 
project sites.   Qualifications: • A degree in biological or 
environmental sciences, or combination of education and experience. • 
Significant experience in conservation practice, conservation science, 
or related field essential. • Prior experience with conservation and 
project management in Latin America preferred. • Excellent written and 
verbal communication skills in English. • Fluency or proficiency in 
Spanish required. • A personal passion for biodiversity conservation and 
belief in Rainforest Trust’s conservation mission. • Proven involvement 
with relevant organizations in Latin America (NGOs, government, 
universities, community organizations, etc.). • Efficient, enthusiastic, 
and self-starting, with excellent organizational and social skills. • 
Ability and willingness to travel internationally. • Must be authorized 
to work in the US.  : How to Apply: Please send applications to (EM:  
jobs AT RainforestTrust.org). Please include a cover letter stating your 
interest to work for Rainforest Trust, your salary aspirations, names of 
referees, and your resume.

VOLUNTEER (UNPAID) FIELD ASSISTANTS FOR STUDY OF HISPANIOLAN WOODPECKER 
BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY  at Cornell University / Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/joshlapergola/volunteer2017  
Location: outside of Jarabacoa and close to Salto Jimenoa I, La Vega 
province, Dominican Republic.  Duration: 3.5 months or 6.5 months.  Job 
Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 6 to 9. Application Deadline: 1 Nov 
2016.  Job Description: Six to nine field assistants needed for a study 
of ecology of colonial breeding and sexual size dimorphism in the 
Hispaniolan Woodpecker in the Dominican Republic. Field research 
assistants will participate in data collection during an intensive 
~3.5-month or 6.5 month field season. Assistant duties will include (but 
are not limited to) nest monitoring, focal behavioral observations 
(including nest watches and foraging records), assisting with 
tree-climbing, color-band reading, nest-searching, assisting with bird 
capture and processing, and data entry. I am currently looking for:  
->Two to four FULL-term assistants are needed to arrive between 10 and 
15 January (somewhat flexible) and remain until 30 July. Applications 
will be accepted until positions are filled, but preference will be 
given to those submitted by 11 October.  ->Two to four 1st half term 
assistants are needed to arrive between 10 and 15 January (somewhat 
flexible) and remain until 30 April. Applications will be accepted until 
positions are filled, but preference will be given to those submitted by 
11 October.  ->Two to four 2nd half term assistants are needed to arrive 
between 15 and 20 April (flexible) and remain until 30 July. 
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled, but preference 
will be given to those submitted by 1 November.  Job description: The 
Hispaniolan Woodpecker (Melanerpes striatus) nests colonially, ranging 
from 2 to as many as 20+ simultaneously active nests in the same tree, 
making it very unique among woodpeckers (only one other picid species of 
the more than 200 is known to nest in such dense aggregations). 
Additionally, the Hispaniolan Woodpecker is the most sexually size 
dimorphic of Melanerpes woodpeckers. Since 2012, I have been 
color-banding and observing these woodpeckers to better understand the 
social organization of colonies. Fieldwork in the 2017 field season will 
focus on further studying social organization of colonies, attempting to 
answer such questions as:  1) How do nesting substrate (live vs. dead 
trees) and its availability influence colony size and structure? 2) What 
information do prospecting birds utilize to "decide" where to nest, and 
how does this information use influence variation in colony size?  More 
generally, we will collect data to help test hypotheses regarding the 
costs, benefits, and consequences of group living, the operation of 
sexual selection in cooperative societies, and the evolutionary factors 
driving the woodpecker's exceptional size dimorphism. An important 
objective of our work also includes studying how parasitic fly larvae in 
the genus Philornis impact nesting success. A new component in the 2017 
season will involve initiating a next-box experiment.  Field research 
assistants will participate in data collection during an intensive 
3.5-month (half term) or 6.5-month (full term) field season. Assistant 
duties will include (but are not limited to) nest monitoring, focal 
behavioral observations (including nest watches, dominance watches, and 
foraging records), assisting with tree-climbing, color-band reading, 
nest-searching, assisting with bird capture and processing (including 
metal- and color-banding), and data management and entry. All volunteers 
will have the opportunity to learn various tree-climbing techniques. 
Assistants will be trained to set up, operate, and take down a unique 
elevated mist-net system developed specifically for this project but 
with applications to other ornithological studies.  Days will be long 
and the work will be physically and mentally demanding, but for those 
seeking to gain experience in field research, you won’t be disappointed. 
The workweek will typically be 6 days long in humid, mosquito-filled 
fields and forests, involving hiking sometimes muddy, steep hills, 
climbing barbed-wire fences, and avoiding bulls; this work will leave 
you exhausted at the end of the day! Assistants will be involved in all 
aspects of the project, including discussions of the conceptual 
framework of the project.  Neotropical bird species are generally poorly 
known with many aspects of their natural history incomplete or wholly 
unknown. Hispaniola is an island with many poorly known native or 
endemic species that will reveal their intriguing secrets to those 
motivated and patient enough to look. While our work will focus 
primarily on Hispaniolan Woodpecker, opportunities to collect data on 
the island’s other avian denizens may arise, and we will exploit these 
opportunities when possible. Any such observations of other bird species 
made by field assistants may result in publications (so an added bonus 
of this fieldwork is the possibility of not only adding a publication to 
your CV but making a real contribution to our knowledge of Hispaniolan 
birds and Neotropical ornithology). That having been said, the 
woodpecker research takes priority.  Dates:  Full term assistants- 
Start: ~10 January, End: ~30 July 2017. (~6.5 months) 1st Half term 
assistants- Start: ~10 January, End: ~30 April 2017. (~3.5 months) 2nd 
Half term assistants- Start: ~15 April, End: ~30 July 2017. (~3.5 
months) College graduates and undergraduates are encouraged to apply. 
Current college students are encouraged to apply for academic credit for 
their work at their home institution.  Qualifications: Those with 
previous field experience (especially those who have bird-handling 
and/or behavioral observation experience) and a strong interest in bird 
behavior are highly preferred, but such skills are not absolutely 
necessary (indeed, I will train you with numerous field protocols). 
Other important qualifications include: 1) willingness to work very long 
hours in tropical conditions (that means buggy, sweaty, and very wet), 
2) commitment to paying attention to detail (e.g., writing legibly) for 
the entire ~3.5 to 6 months of work, 3) ability to get along well with 
and be respectful of others in a very cramped environment (you will be 
in close contact with myself and three to four other field assistants 
for the whole 3.5 months, another PhD student and his team of one or two 
people, a master's student working May - August, a post-doc visiting for 
a month, and occasional other visitors for varying lengths of time), 4) 
ability and willingness to work alone or jointly in the field and to 
work in an area where encounters with venomous invertebrates are a real 
possibility (there are plenty of bees, wasps, and ants; fortunately, 
though, there are no venomous snakes), 5) good color vision (essential 
for distinguishing color-bands), 6) willingness to cook (we will prepare 
nearly all meals and share cooking duties), 7) willingness to contribute 
to general upkeep of living quarters (e.g., cleaning dishes, sweeping 
and cleaning the house, locking up, etc.), and 8) an open mind, and a 
positive, pro-active attitude. 9) Spanish language competency is a big 
plus but not required (though an interest and willingness to learn 
Spanish is required). 10) Applicants must have a strong interest in 
field research as a possible or definite career goal (i.e., applying 
because you’d like to see a tropical forest before going off to medical 
school is not something I’m looking for).  Compensation: Housing, 
drinking water, and research-related travel within the Dominican 
Republic will be covered. Additionally, the PI is pursuing funding 
options to help defray the costs of travel to/from the Dominican 
Republic for volunteers. However, this funding is not guaranteed so 
volunteers should initially plan to cover their airfare. Assistants will 
have to cover their food expenses (~$30 USD per week).  To Apply: Please 
send: 1) a cover letter (1 page) detailing your interests and career 
goals and how you see this internship fitting in with them, 2) a resume 
or CV (keep it to relevant details), 3) an unofficial transcript (or 
simple list of courses and grades on a spreadsheet), and 4) the names 
and contact information (email and phone) of 3 references (ideally with 
some experience with how you work in a research/field context). Please 
also indicate the nature of your professional relationship to EACH 
reference (e.g., field supervisor, academic advisor, professor for a 
class, etc.).  PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU DO NOT REQUIRE A STIPEND. 
Contact: JOSHUA B. LAPERGOLA (EM: jbl96 AT cornell.edu)

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT - RED AND GREEN MACAW REWILDING INITIATIVE IN 
ARGENTINA  at The Conservation Land Trust.  Website: 
http://cltargentina.org/voluntariado.htm  Location: Corrientes, 
Argentina.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of 
Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 23 Nov 2016.  Job Description: We 
seek volunteer field assistants for a three-month period from either 
November to January or December to February for a rewilding project of 
the Red and Green Macaw (Ara chloropterus) in the savanna of Iberá, 
Corrientes, Argentina. Volunteer’s activities involve helping with the 
daily routines of the field site, which include: introducing the captive 
macaws to a native diet, flight training, antipredator training, 
monitoring feeding behavior and diet, collecting their native food, 
maintaining their enclosure and surveying food availability in nearby 
forests and data entry. Volunteer field assistants will also be involved 
in the release and post release processes which will include VHF 
monitoring. Qualifications: Applicants must be responsible, 
self-disciplined, hardworking, self-motivated, tolerant of tropical 
weather and biting insects (mosquitoes, ticks, flies), willing to work 
in a group and able to tolerate rustic isolated living conditions. A 
sense of humor is vital. Applicants will share a room in a small cabin 
at the field site, located at 40 km from the city of Ituzaingó. 
Radio-telemetry and horse-riding experience is a big plus but not 
required. Intermediate to Advanced Spanish language skills are 
preferred. Volunteer field assistants must be a minimum of 18 years old. 
Compensation: We provide the necessary equipment for the fieldwork 
activities, as well as food and lodging. Applicants must arrange their 
own transportation to Ituzaingó, Corrientes province, Argentina.   TO 
APPLY: Send cover letter and resume with contact of two references to 
NOELIA VOLPE (EM: reintroduccionguacamayo 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.

PHD STUDENTS IN AVIAN MACROECOLOGY  at Department of Biology, Baylor 
University.  Website: http://www.baylor.edu/biology  Location: Waco, 
Texas.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Student. Number of Openings: 2-3. 
Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2016.  Job Description: PhD students are 
sought to study the influences of habitat connectivity, landscape 
phenology, climate, or land-cover transitions on North American bird 
populations and communities. Possible directions of research include but 
are not limited to interaction or cumulative effects of broad-scale 
ecological conditions and human dimensions (e.g., social, economic, 
cultural, or demographic factors). Students will have considerable 
latitude and assistance with developing the direction of their work. 
National and regional databases will be available for analysis and will 
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 positions that will start in the fall of 
2017 in the Department of Biology at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.  
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 a strong 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 5.0 or greater. Students with some but not 
all of these credentials will be considered and are encouraged to submit 
an application.  Compensation: For up to 5 years, and depending on 
qualifications, each position will include teaching-assistantship 
funding ($22,500-$30,500/12 months), tuition remission (up to 20 
credits/12 months), health insurance benefits (80% of cost of premium 
covered), and funding for travel to professional meetings. Support for a 
research assistantship 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 your career goals and that 
explicitly addresses the position requirements; a resume; unofficial 
undergraduate and graduate transcripts; unofficial general GRE scores 
(no more than 5 years old by mid-February 2017) 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 Graduate Student Handbook (URL: 
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 1 
December 2016. 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.

WILDLIFE REHABILITATION/ HUSBANDRY INTERNSHIP  at Florida Keys Wild Bird 
Center.  Website: http://www.keepthemflying.org/  Location: Tavernier, 
Florida.  Duration: 3 month.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 3. 
Application Deadline: 1 Nov 2016.  Job Description: The mission of the 
Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center is to rescue, rehabilitate, 
and release native and migratory wild birds that have been harmed or 
displaced, to provide or locate a humane shelter for those birds that 
cannot be released, and to educate the public toward the importance of 
coexistence with all wild bird species. Our 7 acre wetland sanctuary for 
education houses over 100+ native and migratory permanent residents. Our 
rehabilitation hospital receives over 1000 sick and injured birds a 
year. Our internship program is continuously growing offering college 
students and recent college grads hands on experience with avian 
husbandry, wildlife rehabilitation, and wildlife education. Having 3 to 
4 interns at a time, we have internships available all year. Currently 
we are looking for Winter Interns. We are looking for hardworking and 
motivated individuals to partake in 3 month, 40 hour a week internships 
at our established organization. Interns are offered a 200 bi-weekly 
stipend and housing is provided on site. Sanctuary internship duties may 
include but not limited to: • Daily bird husbandry of permanent 
sanctuary residents i.e. feeding, cleaning, observing behavior, cage 
checks, replacing/cleaning perches, dishes etc • Picking up donated fish 
from local marine centers and sifting fish for quality • Helping with 
regular clean up of facility from scrubbing the boardwalk to trimming 
branches. • Assist in bird rescues, intakes and releases • Tend to 
feeding and cleaning rehabilitation patients in medical cages and flight 
cage; with occasional weighing patients and assessing condition. • 
Organize and look after enrichment for the sanctuary residents. • Help 
with any educational events i.e. sanctuary tours as needed. Hospital 
internship duties include, but not limited too: • Daily Cleaning and 
feeding of Hospital patients • Keeping up with hospital cleanliness. • 
Administering medication and fluids therapy • Helping staff with wound 
care, blood work, fecals, xrays etc • bird rescues, intakes and releases 
• Keep detailed and updated reports on sick and injured patients • 
Partake in after hour bird emergencies  Qualifications: • Working 
towards or completed Bachelors degree in animal related field • 3 month 
commitment starting as soon as third or fourth week of november • 
Willing to work 40 hours a week, weekends and holidays with occasional 
evenings • Must be able to lift 50 lbs and work in hot humid and rainy 
weather conditions • Able to multi task and handle physical and mentally 
stressful tasks • Ability to interact with the public proficiently • 
Have a strong work ethic, a positive attitude, and able to handle 
multiple personalities. • Valid Drivers License and clean driving 
record  Compensation: $200 biweekly with housing provided.  How to Apply 
/ Contact Please fill out the internship application located on our 
website (URL: http://www.keepthemflying.org/internships/) Please send it 
along with a resume to (EM: kayla AT keepthemflying.org) with the 
subject specifying your interested in either Sanctuary or Hospital 
internships

AREA SUPERVISOR- REHABILITATION HOSPITAL  at Wildlife Rescue & 
Rehabilitation, Inc.  Website: http://www.wildlife-rescue.org Location: 
Kendalia, TX.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent. Application 
Deadline: 1 Nov 2016.  Job Description: Established in 1977, Wildlife 
Rescue and Rehabilitation (WRR) receives over 7,000 wild animals per 
year for rehabilitation and release as well as providing permanent 
sanctuary for more than 500 resident non-releasable indigenous wildlife, 
non-native wildlife (large mammals, primates, reptiles and birds) and 
domesticated farmed animals. The WRR Sanctuary and Wildlife Hospital is 
located on 212 acres in beautiful Texas Hill Country, near Austin and 
San Antonio. Job Description: The Rehabilitation Hospital Supervisor is 
a member of the WRR Animal Care team and is responsible for coordinating 
the animal care needs of a wide variety of injured and orphaned native 
wildlife while also overseeing the maintenance and daily operations of 
the hospital. They are responsible for updating and maintaining all 
animal care protocols and providing regular oversight of animal care 
proceedings within the rehabilitation hospital to ensure a high quality 
of care according to WRR’s protocols and standards. The Supervisor 
communicates with veterinary staff and the Director of Animal Operations 
regarding medical, supply, personnel, and animal care needs while 
maintaining order and cleanliness throughout the hospital facility. They 
train, supervise and direct animal caretaker staff, apprentices, interns 
and volunteers as well as assist with staff and apprentice evaluations. 
The Supervisor will also be required to complete animal care shifts as 
needed while managing their supervisory duties. Duties and 
Responsibilities include: -Regular training, supervision and skills 
observations of staff, apprentices, interns and volunteers to ensure 
work quality, skill development and adherence to safety and care 
protocols. -Work with the Veterinarian to evaluate animals daily to 
identify possible upgrades, releases, illness, or injury, and determine 
appropriate treatment or intervention -Maintain high standards of safety 
and cleanliness throughout the facility; identify and delegate projects 
as needed; monitor and maintain hospital supply inventory levels 
-Maintain accurate animal health records, admission and final 
disposition records. Compile daily, monthly and yearly reports. 
-Schedule releases and provide regular contact with active and approved 
release sites. Research and arrange site visits for potential new 
release sites. -Work with the DAO and Veterinarian to develop, maintain, 
and improve animal care protocols and procedures Qualifications: 
Requirements: - A bachelor’s degree is required, zoology or other 
animal-related field preferred. - Minimum 4 years full-time wildlife 
rehabilitation experience required, with preference given to experience 
with native Texas wildlife. - Minimum 3 year experience in personnel 
management in a wildlife hospital - Desired candidates are mature 
individuals with the ability to handle physically and emotionally 
stressful situations, a demanding workload, long hours, and to work well 
both independently and as a member of a cohesive Animal Care Team - Must 
have excellent organization, time management, and team management skills 
- Possess a strong personal work ethic, positive attitude, superior 
public relations skills, and have a high level of integrity. - 
Dependable, willing to learn and go above and beyond to do what is 
needed so that the animals are given the best quality of life possible, 
whether in the wild or in our sanctuary. - Tetanus and rabies 
pre-exposure vaccinations are required, as well as a good driving 
record.  Compensation: Payment: Salary range is $32-36,000 to start, 
plus benefits (WRR will pay 50% of your monthly insurance premium); 
starting salary is dependent on skill and experience level.  To Apply: 
Persons interested in applying for this position should send a resume, 
cover letter, and two professional references to (email preferred): 
Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, Inc. Attn: REBECCA MICHELIN, Director 
of Animal Operations P.O. Box 369, Kendalia, TX 78027 (EM: rmichelin AT 
wildlife-rescue.org PH: 830-336-2725 x311 FX: 830-336-3733).

ANIMAL CARE TRAINING COORDINATOR  at Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, 
Inc.  Website: http://www.wildlife-rescue.org Location: Kendalia, TX.  
Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 30 Nov 
2016.  Job Description: Established in 1977, Wildlife Rescue and 
Rehabilitation receives over 7,000 wild animals per year for 
rehabilitation and release as well as providing permanent sanctuary for 
more than 600 resident non-releasable indigenous wildlife, non-native 
wildlife (large mammals, primates, reptiles and birds) and farmed 
animals. Wildlife Rescue is located on 212 acres in beautiful Texas Hill 
Country, near Austin and San Antonio. Job Description: The Apprentice 
Training Program Supervisor is a member of the WRR Animal Care team and 
is responsible for the education and training of 3 or more classes per 
year of post-baccalaureate degree apprentices in the care of native 
wildlife in rehabilitation. As needed, the position will also involve 
assisting with the training of volunteers, interns, staff and others in 
the overall care, health and accommodations for animals in 
rehabilitation and sanctuary. The Program Supervisor will work long 
hours in the rehabilitation hospital conducting hands-on trainings and 
daily observations of apprentices while maintaining the high standards 
of animal care required at WRR. They will also be required to perform 
regular animal care shifts alongside other members of the WRR Animal 
Care staff, including preparation and distributions of diets, 
administering medications, and ensuring enclosures are kept clean and 
well maintained. Responsibilities include: • Uphold the professional 
standards of WRR while representing and advocating for the rights of 
animals in need • Management of apprentice applications, interviews, 
housing and other needs • Daily observation of trainees to ensure work 
quality, skill development, and adherence to safety and care protocols • 
Complete regular animal care shifts including feeding, cleaning 
enclosures, administering medications and conducting behavioral 
observations • Complete weekly, monthly and yearly reports regarding 
training progress and apprentice program development   Qualifications: - 
A bachelor’s degree is required, zoology or other animal-related field 
preferred. - Minimum 1-2 years full-time wildlife rehabilitation 
experience required, with preference given to experience with native 
Texas wildlife. - Minimum 3 year experience in personnel management and 
program development - Desired candidates are mature individuals with the 
ability to handle physically and emotionally stressful situations, a 
demanding workload, long hours, and to work well both independently and 
as a member of a cohesive Animal Care Team - Must have excellent 
organization, time management, and team management skills - Possess a 
strong personal work ethic, positive attitude, superior public relations 
skills, and have a high level of integrity. - Dependable, willing to 
learn and go above and beyond to do what is needed so that the animals 
are given the best quality of life possible, whether in the wild or in 
our sanctuary. - Tetanus and rabies pre-exposure vaccinations are 
required, as well as a good driving record  Compensation: Compensation: 
Salary range is $31,500-33,000 to start, plus benefits (WRR will pay 50% 
of your monthly insurance premium); starting salary is dependent on 
skill and experience level.  To Apply: Persons interested in applying 
for this position should send a resume, cover letter, and two 
professional references to (email preferred): Wildlife Rescue & 
Rehabilitation, Inc. Attn: REBECCA MICHELIN, Director of Animal 
Operations P.O. Box 369, Kendalia, TX 78027 (EM: rmichelin AT 
wildlife-rescue.org PH: 830-336-2725 x311 FX: 830-336-3733).

NEOTROPICAL MIGRANT MONITOR AND TWP HONDURAS ECOTOUR PARTICIPANT  at 
Trees, Water & People.  Website: 

http://www.treeswaterpeople.org/get_involved/tour_our_projects/work_tour/work_tour.html 

Location: Honduras.  Duration: 10 days.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of 
Openings: 15. Application Deadline: 16 Dec 2016.  Job Description: When: 
January 5-14th, 2017 Summary: We are seeking 15 volunteers with a 
passion in bird conservation and international development to 
participate in a variety of service projects, and to learn more about 
TWP's programs. We will participate in service projects including: 
conducting baseline bird surveys in the Montecillos Biological Reserve, 
building clean cookstoves, planting trees in community nurseries, and 
pine-infested areas, and more! What: See the authentic and natural side 
of Honduras as few others ever do by joining Trees, Water & People’s 
2017 Work Tour to El Socorro, a small town in the Central Highlands 
located near the Montecillos Biological Reserve and Mountain Range. Who: 
Honduran conservationists, and TWP staff Gemara Gifford and Lucas Wolf, 
will be your guides to local culture, remote birding, as well as 
community-based conservation and sustainable agricultural efforts 
carried out by our partners in El Socorro. Itinerary: We will spend 10 
days exploring cloud forest agroecosystems, birding hotspots, and 
experiencing local culture along the Central Highlands. Stops include 
the Montecillos Biological Reserve, El Socorro, San Jose de Pane, 
Pulapanzak Falls, D&D Brewery, Lago de Yojoa, and more. View full 
itinerary at www.treeswaterpeople.org.  Qualifications: -18 years or 
older -Valid passport -Some Neotropical migratory bird -identification 
-ability to work in a remote environment >1 hours from emergency 
services  Compensation: Volunteer position - no hourly pay or stipend. 
Under certain circumstances, expenses relating to volunteer travel can 
be tax deductible.  To Apply: 1. Please visit our Work Tour webpage 
(URL: 

http://www.treeswaterpeople.org/get_involved/tour_our_projects/work_tour/work_tour.html) 

2. Please click "Get More Info" to fill out an Interest Form, or call 
GEMARA GIFFORD (PH: 970-484-3678 ext. 15).   3. TWP will contact you 
within 2 business days to answer any questions you may have about the 
tour, and get you registered. Resume/cover letter not required - we are 
looking for highly enthusiastic volunteers interested in the 
human-wildlife interface in Central America. Please do not hesitate to 
call with questions about the tour.

SEASONAL AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Texas A&M University. Website: 
http://irnr.tamu.edu  Location: central Texas (Dallas-Fort Worth or 
Bastrop).  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 
2. Application Deadline: 1 Nov 2016.  Job Description: Seasonal Avian 
Field Technician (1 December 2016?28 February 2017) for a research 
project determining the distribution and abundance of wintering 
Sprague’s pipit and other grassland birds on National Guard lands in 
central Texas. Duties include presence-absence surveys, vegetation 
surveys, maintenance of field equipment, and data entry.  
Qualifications: Experience or coursework in wildlife biology or closely 
related field; ability to follow directions and collect data with strong 
attention to detail; must own well-functioning binoculars (all other 
equipment will be provided); must be willing to work early mornings 
(0500), travel, and stay in hotels or camp on (travel and lodging costs 
will be covered on workdays); have positive attitude in adverse 
environmental conditions; have patience and focus to quietly observe 
birds; have ability to work independently and with others; have 
flexibility to changes in location, protocols, or job assignments. 
Preference will be given to applicants who possess a B.S. or B.A. in 
wildlife biology or a closely related field and have experience 
identifying grassland birds, working on military facilities, navigating 
using a handheld GPS unit, and using FileMaker and ArcMap.  
Compensation: Two full-time technicians at $12.00/hour.  To Apply: 
Please write “Grassland Bird 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 MELANIE COLÓN (EM:  irnr.birdjobs AT gmail.com).

M.SC.  at Centre for Wildlife Ecology, Simon Fraser University. Website: 
http://www.sfu.ca/biology/wildberg/NewCWEPage/  Location: Burnaby, BC, 
Canada.  Duration: 2 years.  Job Type: Student. Application Deadline: 14 
Nov 2016.  Job Description: The Centre for Wildlife Ecology at Simon 
Fraser University is seeking a candidate for a M.Sc. position, to begin 
no later than April, 2017. The project will take place at the Creston 
Valley Wildlife Management Area in southwest British Columbia. Birds 
that catch insects on the wing ('aerial insectivores') are as a group 
suffering population declines, and investigations are urgently required. 
One possible explanation is that populations of aerial insects have been 
reduced - due to any of a variety of reasons - which has in turn reduced 
the breeding success of aerial insectivores. This can be tested by 
measuring the response of aerial insectivore provisioning performance in 
response to a standardized challenge, and comparing results to identical 
experiments in previous decades. The objective of this position is to 
repeat an experiment carried out at this location 20 years ago on a 
nestbox population of Tree Swallows. Qualifications: Applicants should 
possess a B.Sc. or equivalent degree, and be available to begin in March 
of 2017. Applicants must be able to work independently, and enjoy long 
periods in the field. A valid driver’s license is indispensable. 
Previous bird banding experience is an asset  Compensation: CAN $21,000 
per year from RA and TAships.  To Apply: Interested applicants should 
send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript (copy OK at this 
stage) and the names two references to KATHRYN COUKELL Administrative 
Assistant Centre for Wildlife Ecology Simon Fraser University (EM: 
cweadmin AT sfu.ca PH: 778-782-5958). Enquiries about the position can 
be sent to Dr. RON YDENBERG (EM: ydenberg AT sfu.ca) or Dr. DAVID GREEN 
(EM: djgreen AT sfu.ca)

PHD OPPORTUNITY - TIDAL MARSH BIRD ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION  at 
University of Delaware.  Website: http://canr.udel.edu/enwc/ Location: 
Newark DE.  Duration: open.  Job Type: Student. Application Deadline: 4 
Nov 2016.  Job Description: A graduate teaching assistantship is 
available in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the 
University of Delaware. The successful applicant will be responsible for 
assisting with wildlife ecology labs during the fall semesters and 
ornithology lab in the spring semesters. The primary research focus for 
this PhD will be on the conservation and ecology of tidal marsh bird 
populations in the Northeast and is directly integrated into the 
Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program (www.tidalmarshbirds.org). 
The successful candidate will use existing tidal marsh bird community 
data to ask novel questions related to tidal marsh bird community 
structure and the factors (i.e. sea level rise, landscape context) that 
influence patterns in bird community diversity. The candidate will also 
develop their own field research component to the dissertation related 
to tidal marsh bird ecology and conservation. Qualifications: A 
successful applicant should have: (1) B.S. and M.S. in wildlife science 
or related field; (2) at least one peer reviewed publication; (3) 
demonstrated experience using R and an interest in working with large 
datasets; and (4) the ability to teach ornithology lab and other 
wildlife ecology labs. Compensation: Students are expected to assist 
with teaching wildlife ecology labs, conduct their dissertation research 
project, and successfully complete required course work. Students will 
receive a stipend (currently approx. $24,000/year), waiver of both 
in-state and out-of-state tuition, and health benefits.   To apply, 
please send a single PDF file with the subject line “PhD Assistantship” 
containing (1) a cover letter outlining your interests, experience, and 
contact information, (2) a CV, (3) GRE scores, (4) 
undergraduate/graduate transcripts, and (5) contact information for 3 
references to Dr. GREG SHRIVER (EM: gshriver AT udel.edu). Deadline for 
applications is November 4, 2016.

QUAIL MONITORING TECHNICIAN  at Missouri Department of Conservation.  
Location: Southwest Missouri.  Duration: 8 months. Feb - Sept 2017.  Job 
Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 6. Application Deadline: 27 Oct 
2016.  Job Description: During February and March, each technician will 
bait, trap and radio collar 60 bobwhite quail on their assigned study 
site. Throughout April-September the radio marked quail will be 
monitored 5 days per week. Nests are monitored and any mortality cause 
determined when possible.  Qualifications: Ability to work outside in 
various weather conditions, including extreme cold and heat. Ability to 
utilize Garmin GPS unit, Microsoft Excel, and some ArcGIS. Compensation: 
$9.86/hour. Two positions have housing provided. Four positions do not 
have housing. No benefits.  To Apply: Email resume with references to 
(EM: kyle.hedges AT mdc.mo.gov)

MASTERS GAME BIRD ECOLOGY  at New Mexico State University.  Website: 
http://web.nmsu.edu/~carleton/  Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico. 
Duration: 3 years.  Job Type: Student.  Application Deadline: 22 Nov 
2016.  Job Description: One Masters Graduate Assistantship will be 
available starting January, 2017 to work on the response of sympatric 
scaled and bobwhite quail pop