We are seeking Seasonal Lead Technicians (2 positions) and Seasonal Technicians (6 positions) to conduct point count and vegetation/habitat surveys for birds breeding in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. 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. Field work covers a vast profile of elevations in coniferous forest, post-fire, meadow, and chaparral habitats.
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: Variable. Housing will be provided in the Northern Sierra (likely near Chester), Central Sierra (likely near Lake Tahoe), or Southern Sierra (likely near Shaver Lake).
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: Multi-species point counts; vegetation and habitat surveys; data entry and proofing; navigating cross-country in mountainous terrain sometimes with dense vegetation; driving company-leased 4WD vehicles. Positions require significant driving between remote sites (sometimes up to 2-4 hours traveling per day) and front-country car-camping up to 5-6 days/week. Depending on experience, positions in the Northern Sierra could assist with bird banding operations at two MAPS stations. Work weeks vary from 5-6 days and are typically 40-45 hours but vary from 35-50 hours.
Work environment & physical requirements: Operates in remote environments, with limited cell phone reception, complex mountainous terrain, often in a solitary capacity, with rare chances of encountering predatory wildlife. Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 pounds and hike up to 10 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.