Bird Monitoring Field Technician (2)

Klamath Bird Observatory is seeking to fill two Field Technician positions to conduct bird surveys at restoration sites along the Trinity, Salmon, and possibly Klamath Rivers in northern California. Duration of position is April 16 - August 10, 2018. Primary duties are territory-mapping, resighting color-banded birds, assisting with target-netting, vegetation surveys, data entry, and other office tasks as needed. Training in field protocols, bird identification, and compass/GPS navigation will be provided. Driving between field sites and camping for the duration of the field season will be required. Applicants must be ≤ 25 yrs old (or ≤ 35 yrs old if a veteran), and should have a strong interest in birds, field biology, conservation, or natural resources. Applicants should be prepared to start at dawn, carefully record data, be in good physical condition, and be comfortable working outdoors in all weather. Previous experience with birds or other ecological research is preferable, but not required. Field Technicians will be paid $12.75/hr, for 40 hrs/wk. Camping near field sites and specialized field equipment (e.g. binoculars, GPS unit) will be provided. Initial transportation to Ashland, OR, and personal field gear (e.g. tent, hiking boots) are the responsibility of the applicant. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, insurance, and provide their driving record. Send cover letter (include how you qualify as an underrepresented group in the sciences, whether you have a personal vehicle, or can drive a manual transmission), résumé, and contact info for 3 references by email to Dr. Sarah Rockwell (smr@klamathbird.org).