We are seeking a Seasonal Lead Technician (1 position) and Seasonal Technicians (2 positions) to collect demographic data on birds breeding in meadow habitats in the iconic Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Field work includes nest searching, nest monitoring, territory mapping, banding, and vegetation and habitat surveys for birds breeding in meadow habitats of the iconic Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. These positions collect data that will be used to inform the restoration and stewardship of meadows in the Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascades.
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.
Location: Chester and Truckee, CA
Job type: Full-time, seasonal
Compensation: Lead Technician: $24 per hour, depending on experience, with overtime pay according to California State law. Technician: $21 per hour, depending on experience, with overtime pay according to California State law. Shared housing or campsite, and utilities, are provided at a cost of $60.16 per week. Benefits limited to 40 hours of sick pay.
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 wetland habitats with dense vegetation, standing water, and uneven ground. The Lead Technician will serve as the lead bander in charge at 2 MAPS stations. The Technicians will assist with banding and extracting birds at two MAPS stations, depending on prior experience. All positions may assist with point count surveys depending on experience. The Lead Technician will train and supervise the two Technicians to ensure data is collected and entered accurately, completely, and to-protocol. Work weeks vary from 5-6 days and are typically 40-45 hours but vary from 35-50 hours.
Work environment & physical requirements: The work environment includes locations with limited cell phone reception, wet and uneven terrain, often in a solitary capacity, with chances to encounter predatory wildlife. All field locations are in close proximity to a paved road with vehicle access. Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 pounds and hike up to 5 miles.
Application instructions: To apply, please visit our application form or copy and paste https://forms.gle/XSm7uWAKjQoVtyHWA into your browser. 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.