Field technician needed for avian spot mapping, nest searching and monitoring, cowbird trapping and vegetation surveys in recently restored riparian areas of the Armargosa River in the Mojave Desert of California.
Duration: early April through early-June 2022 (start and end date may be flexible DOE)
Description: This program offers a unique opportunity to explore and observe birds in some of the most unique landscapes in North America in and around the Mojave Desert, while collecting data to guide management and gage bird response to riparian restoration. Field work focus on tributaries of the Amargosa River (near Shoshone and Tecopa CA) and local bird populations with emphasis on studying the breeding ecology of Least Bell’s Vireo. Training will be provided by experienced supervisor (< 10 years on project) during first 6 weeks of project.
Primary duties include, but are not limited to: Conducting multiple-species avian surveys, spot mapping, nest searching and monitoring, cowbird trapping and vegetation and habitat surveys. 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 $25 -$30 per hour DOE with overtime pay according to California State law. Housing and utilities are included in the town of Tecopa CA. A personal vehicle will be required to get to nearby study sites. Any required travel over 30 miles from provided housing will receive mileage compensation.
Covid-19 precautions: We expect field technician to follow Point Blue safety protocols, including any local county 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, specific dates of availability, a resume, and contact information for two references to Geoff Geupel (firstname.lastname@example.org). In the subject line type: Armargosa 2022. A qualified candidates will be hired as they are identified. Position will remain open until filled.
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