A crew leader and two technicians are needed for avian nest searching, nest monitoring, territory mapping, and vegetation and habitat surveys in meadows of the Sierra Nevada of California, with Point Blue Conservation Science. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Duration: 3 May through 6 August, 2021 (start date may be flexible DOE)
Description: This program offers a unique opportunity to explore and observe birds in some of the most beautiful landscapes in California, while collecting data to guide restoration and stewardship of mountain meadows. Two positions will be based out of Chester, CA, and work primarily in Childs Meadow. One position will be based out of Truckee, CA, and work primarily in Van Norden Meadow.
Primary duties include, but are not limited to: Territory mapping, nest searching, and nest monitoring for 8 passerine species; vegetation and habitat surveys; data entry and proofing; navigating cross-country in complex wetlands. The people positioned in Chester may run and/or assist, DOE, with banding and extracting birds at two MAPS stations. 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 $14-18/hour DOE with overtime pay according to California State law.
Housing: Shared housing and utilities are provided at a cost of $202/month. For the position in Truckee, applicants who are able to secure their own housing are preferred.
Covid-19 precautions: We expect leads and technicians to follow Point Blue safety protocols, including any local and state mandates to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Those hired 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 nest searching, territory mapping, banding, and other bird survey experience, interest in this position, specific dates of availability, a resume, and contact information for three references to BRENT CAMPOS (bcampos AT pointblue DOT org). Type in the subject line: Nest Searcher Application. Only those qualified applicants who we desire to interview will be contacted starting December 14. Qualified candidates will be hired as they are identified.
Point Blue is committed to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from people with backgrounds that are under-represented in the conservation community.