Técnicos de investigación con aves (USA) ~ Bioblogia.net

11 de enero de 2018

Técnicos de investigación con aves (USA)

Salary: Interns $1000/mo living stipend; Technicians: $1300-2000/mo, DOE

Start Date: 02/26/2018
Last Date to Apply: 03/05/2018


The U.S. Geological Survey, in collaboration with California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), and Idaho State University (ISU) is hiring 3 technicians and interns for sage-grouse research near Susanville in Northern California. The research is focused on a peripheral population of sage-grouse and the impacts of wildfire. Primary duties include capture and marking sage-grouse, radio-telemetry, monitoring of sage-grouse nests and broods, habitat surveys, avian predator monitoring, data entry and management, and other biological surveys as needed.

This is a temporary, full-time position that runs from the first week of March through the beginning of August, with the possibility of extension depending on funding and performance. Primitive housing will be provided and successful applicants will be required to stay on site during work periods. These positions are based out of Wendel, CA.

The field site is rugged and can be challenging to work in. Temperatures can range from well below freezing to above 100 degrees F, and inclement weather is always a possibility. Nearby attractions include Lassen National Park, Eagle Lake, numerous National Forests, and the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains.


Technicians and interns must be able to work independently in rugged, remote terrain. Applicants must have strong interpersonal communication skills, ability to follow directions and work as part of a team. Applicants must have enthusiasm for wildlife research and a strong work ethic. The field work for these positions sometimes requires an erratic schedule with long hours (nights, early mornings, daytime work, weekends), often in inclement weather conditions (cold, snow, mud, rain, heat). Applicants must be able to hike long distances over rough terrain carrying field gear.

Technicians: ($1300-$2000/month)
• B.S. degree in a natural resources field
• Previous experience in wildlife field work
• Previous experience operating 4WD vehicles and ATV’s highly preferred
• Previous experience with radio-telemetry desirable, but not required
• Previous experience with animal handling and capture desirable, but not required.

Interns ($1000/month)
• B.S. degree in a natural resources field preferred, but undergraduates encouraged to apply
• Previous field experience preferred but not required
• Willingness to learn new skills

To apply, please email a single document containing a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Ian Dudley via e-mail at dudlian@isu.edu. Please include last name in document title and indicate in your cover letter which positions (technician and/or intern) you would like to be considered for.

Contact Person: Ian Dudley

Contact Email: dudlian@isu.edu

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