Field technicians needed (2-3 positions total) for avian area search and vegetation surveys in the Mojave Desert of California with a focus on desert thrashers.
Duration: Mid-February through late May 2022 (start and end date may be flexible)
Description: Primary duties include but are not limited to: Conducting multiple-species avian area search surveys (with a focus on Bendire’s and LeConte’s Thrashers and Loggerhead Shrikes), vegetation and habitat surveys, data entry, navigating in remote area of the Mojave Desert, and driving 4×4 vehicles. Work weeks vary from 5-6 days and are typically 40-50 hours but vary from 35-60 hours.
Compensation: Positions pay an hourly wage of $23-30/hour (depending on experience) with overtime pay according to California State law. Camping on site at multiple locations. Work vehicles, GPS, and some camping equipment provided.
Covid-19 precautions: We expect all staff technicians to follow Point Blue safety protocols, including any local and state mandates to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Hired applicants may be required to quarantine and have a negative COVID-19 test prior to start date.
To apply: Send a single document (PDF preferred, or Word Doc) including a cover letter describing previous field work with specific dates of availability, a resume, and contact information for three references to Jim Tietz (jtietz AT pointblue.org). In the subject line type: Mojave Crew 2022. Only those qualified applicants who we desire to interview will be contacted starting November 1. Qualified candidates will be hired as they are identified.
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