Location: Lompoc, CA
Duration: 1 March through 31 August 2023 (start and end date may be flexible, depending on experience)
Deadline to Apply: Open until filled
Position Type: Seasonal Field Biologist with the potential for year-round assignment
Position Description: We are seeking a Coastal Program Biologist (CPB) to conduct breeding population monitoring of western snowy plovers at Vandenberg Space Force Base in Central California. The CPB work weeks vary from 5-6 days and are typically 40-60 hours. Specific duties include but are not limited to: Conduct beach ecosystem monitoring within western snowy plover breeding habitat, including conducting nest surveys, following broods, identifying banded individuals, erecting symbolic fencing and rope exclosures, and predator identification. Assist with analysis of photo and video files from cameras deployed on active nests. Collect data using field data entry apps in addition to notebooks. Participate in data management including data entry and QA/QC of entered data. May participate in the following activities: censuses of coastal breeding seabird populations, seabird nest monitoring, and California least tern breeding colony monitoring
Compensation: The CPB will earn $26.25-$29.17 per hour plus overtime, depending on experience. Work vehicles are available, but use of a personal vehicle will be necessary at times. Any use of personal vehicles for field work will be reimbursed at the current federal mileage rate. Benefits are limited to 24 hours of sick pay. Housing is not provided.
Qualifications: This position requires the following qualifications:
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