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. 


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.  Field work covers a vast profile of elevations in coniferous forest, aspen, oak, meadow, and chaparral habitats.


24 April through 4 August, 2017 (start and end date may be flexible DOE)

Primary duties include, but are not limited to:

In addition to these duties, two technician positions based near Lake Almanor will assist with banding and extracting birds at two MAPS stations.  The northern and central Sierra crews will also be deploying and maintaining bat bioacoustic recorders.


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 (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, age, sexual orientation, citizenship status, disability status of an otherwise qualified individual, membership or application for membership in a 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.