19 de agosto de 2004


1 position available. Position duration: 1 Oct 2004 - 29 Apr 2005. Duties: Seeking volunteer to help with surf scoter foraging ecology and contaminant uptake study in San Francisco Bay. Main duty will be conducting waterbird surveys on the open Bay. Other duties will include assisting with capturing and marking scoter, locating birds using vehicle mounted telemetry equipment, sampling benthic invertebrates, maintaining exclosure experiment, and compiling and summarizing data using spreadsheets. We will provide training, but applicant should possess a positive attitude, a strong science ethic, and a desire to gain experience in a variety of ecological data collection techniques. Must be comfortable on small boats and in heavy, urban traffic conditions. Experience with the operation of 4WD vehicles and boats, microcomputer system and file management, field and laboratory methods, and waterbird identification is desirable but not mandatory. Volunteer will sometimes be asked to work long hours (including early morning or evening hours and some weekend days as
needed) under difficult conditions to accomplish fieldwork. Good physical condition, a current driver's license, and a good driving record are required. Applicants working toward a wildlife or related bachelor's degree, or with some prior field experience will be given priority. Housing, travel per diem (approximately $700/month), and Applicable federal training courses will be provided. Duty Station: USGS San Francisco Bay Estuary Field Station, Vallejo, CA. Housing will be provided at San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Newark, CA, and fieldwork will be conducted at several sites around the Bay. For Questions: Please contact SUSAN
fax, or email cover letter, resume, and 3 references to: ISA WOO, U.S. Geological Survey, 505 Azuar Drive, Vallejo, CA 94592 (FX: 707- 562-3001 EM: Closing date is 3 Sep 2004. Applications must be received by this date to be considered.

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