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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at biological field research station. 6-8 week terms,
Feb through Oct, 2005. Free room and board in exchange for 24 hrs. of
work per week. For applications, please visit our website (URL:
http://research.amnh.org/swrs) and click on volunteers or contact us at
520-558-2396 or swrs@amnh.org.

to Exceed 12 Months), United States Department of Agriculture, Animal
and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services. Series/Grade:
AD-404 grade 4/5; Salary $23,863-$34,714. Location: Phoenix, Maricopa
County, Arizona. When to apply: Applicants may apply immediately.
Mail/Fax Application (Send form OF 612 or Resume) To: USDA APHIS
Wildlife Services 8836 N 23 Ave., Suite 2, Phoenix, Arizona 85021(FX:
602-870-2951. PH: 602-870-2081). Announcement dates: 1 Nov 2004, through
22 Nov 2004. Who may apply? Those interested in a career with Wildlife
Services. WHAT ARE THE DUTIES? The incumbent assists in conducting
wildlife damage management in the metro-Phoenix area. In addition, the
incumbent participates in wildlife hazard assessments to determine
wildlife impacts on an airport in the metro-Phoenix area. The position
requires use of various management tools that may include the use of
pit-fall traps, cage traps, and other nonlethal and lethal wildlife
management techniques. The position requires the operation/maintenance
of a government vehicle, computer, and other ground tools. The position
requires an individual with excellent birding and other wildlife
identification skills, as well as data-entry skills. When required, the
individual will provide back up to the urban specialist and airport
valid State Motor vehicle license * Required to pass certified pesticide
applicator examinations * Required to pass certification for the use of
immobilization and euthanasia drugs *Carrying a firearm is a condition
of Employment - In the passing of the Lautenburg Amendment, Congress
passed legislation which prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a
misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from possessing a firearm or
ammunition. If selected, you will be required to sign the form, "Inquiry
for Positions Requiring Possession of Firearms," certifying that you
meet this criteria. EMERGENCY RESPONSE - APHIS is an emergency response
agency. This means that all Agency employees may be asked or assigned to
participate in rotating temporary duty assignments to support emergency
programs at some time during their careers with APHIS. It is difficult
to predict the frequency with which such emergency situations may occur
- and could range from several emergencies in a year to none over the
course of many years. In the event that you are called upon to support
an emergency program, this may require irregular working hours,
including overtime, and may include duties other than those specified in
your official position description. While some emergency program support
assignments may be able to be performed at the employee's current duty
station, in other cases employees may be asked to go on-site to a
temporary duty station location. In addition, it may be necessary for
employees to participate in multiple rotations to an emergency program
assignment. Attempts will be made to keep disruption to the employee to
a minimum. The USDA is an equal opportunity employer. SUPPLEMENTAL
PLAIN SHEET OF PAPER: FACTOR 1: A general background in a biological or
agricultural field which demonstrates the ability to learn basic
wildlife damage management methods - techniques, including the use of
firearms, euthanasia drugs, toxicants, traps, etc.; tracking of
wildlife, identifying wildlife concerns associated with depredation or
wildlife hazards at airports. a. Describe any experience and/or
education in a biological or agricultural field which demonstrates the
ability to learn basic wildlife damage management methods - techniques.
b. List the extent of experience you have had with the following
methods: - Techniques: - firearms, - euthanasia drugs, - pesticides, -
traps, - tracking and identifying wildlife, - identifying wildlife
concerns associated with depredation or damage.. c. List any experience
you have had working with threatened and/or endangered species. FACTOR
2: ABILITY TO PLAN AND ORGANIZE WORK: Describe any experience that would
demonstrate your ability to plan and organize work including conducting
independent wildlife surveys. FACTOR 3: ABILITY TO DEAL EFFECTIVELY WITH
OTHERS: What experience do you have in dealing with others? Have you had
to negotiate issues or handle controversial matters? Describe. FACTOR 4:
Describe your knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws and
regulations pertaining to wildlife damage management. NOTE: The
questions in Factors 1-4 of the Supplemental Experience Statement, must
be answered, signed, and dated. Exaggeration or misstatements may be
cause for your disqualification or later removal from the program. After
completing the Supplemental Experience Statement, look it over carefully
to make sure that you have answered every question. Be sure that you
have given complete information about your experience. You cannot be
given credit for work you do not tell us about. HOW TO APPLY: Submit: a.
Complete up-to-date Application for Federal Employment (SF-171 or
OF-612); b. Your answers to the four Factors in the Supplemental
Experience Statement; c. and (if applicable), a copy of college
transcripts, to: Attn: CHRIS CARRILLO, USDA APHIS Wildlife Services,
8836 N 23 Ave., Suite 2, Phoenix, AZ 85021. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you
should need the forms identified in above paragraphs a and c, feel free
to contact 307 261-5336 for a copy. Failure to follow application
instructions regarding filing appropriate forms and answering questions
may result in loss of employment considerations for this position. All
applications must be signed, dated, and received by the closing date of
this announcement. All candidates will be considered without regard to
race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, political affiliation, or
any other non-merit factor. Relocation costs will not be paid for this

ECOLOGIST–Glatting Jackson a 30 year old community planning firm is
looking for a talented and highly-motivated Ecologist to join our
Orlando Environmental Services Team. Our ecologists provide a wide array
of services for public and private clients. These include public clients
whose interests are in developing large-scale conservation practices and
private clients seeking approval for master development projects. No
matter the project, our goals and objectives are to improve the quality
of the projects with which we are involved with respect to the long-term
conservation of significant natural resources. Our ideal candidate will
have a Master's degree in a scientific field preferably in wildlife
biology, botany, wetland ecology or other related field. Prefer 1-2
years' experience in the Southeast, particularly Florida ecology. Our
ecologists are often engaged in arduous work in the field, scientific
analyses, incorporation of our work into projects that include many
disciplines, and a healthy debate about scientific aspects and unique
approaches to resource conservation. Interested individuals should send
their resume and salary requirements to: HEATHER PHIEL, Human Resources
Manager, Glatting Jackson, 33 E. Pine Street, Orlando, FL 32801 or fax
or email (FX: 407-839-1789, EM: HR@glatting.com).

TEMPORARY FIELD POSITION--North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission,
Nongame & Endangered Wildlife Program. Job Description: We will employ
an assistant to the CURE Survey Biologist. The CURE (Cooperative Upland
habitat Restoration and Enhancement) program is a landscape scale
program developed to restore and improve early successional wildlife
habitat on private and public lands. The successful applicant will
assist with conducting winter songbird and vegetation transect surveys,
quail and songbird point count surveys, nest searching and monitoring,
summer vegetation surveys and data entry. Other duties may be required,
as assigned. Field work will be conducted on private cooperatives and
public game lands throughout North Carolina. The job will begin 3 Jan
2005 and end 30 Sep, 2005. Work hours will not be standard, due to the
nature of the project. Work weeks in excess of 40 hours should be
expected. Some duties will require working independently in remote field
locations in rough terrain. The employee’s duty station will be in the
Butner or Sanford area, North Carolina. Pay will be approx. $420/wk. The
Wildlife Resources Commission will deduct taxes. A vehicle and other
necessary equipment will be provided, and the employee will be
reimbursed for lodging and meals when overnight stays away from the duty
station are necessary. Housing is not provided. Minimum Education and
Experience Requirements: A 4 year degree in wildlife biology or related
field is required. The successful applicant must have a good working
knowledge of the principals and practices of wildlife management and
research. The ability to identify southeastern birds by sight and voice
will be essential. Nest searching and computer data entry experience
will be beneficial. Good organizational skills and personal motivation
are required. Applications: Send a cover letter, resume, and list of
reference names and phone numbers to: Ryan T. Myers, CURE Survey
Biologist, NC Wildlife Resources Commission, 7112 Old Oxford Highway,
Bahama, North Carolina 27503 (PH: 919-620-0100) Or email application to:
ryan_myers@earthlink.net. Deadline: Applications must be received by 3
Dec 2004.

FIELD TECHNICIANS (2) needed for Northern Goshawk research on the Plumas
National Forest in north-eastern California. This will be the second
year, of a proposed five year study, that is experimentally testing
whether off-highway vehicles have an impact on the reproductive success
of this forest hawk. Field technicians will work approximately 1 Apr –
15 Sep 2005 and earn $9.00-11.00 per/hour; some positions may be
extended into the winter field season. Field Technician duties:
conducting dawn courtship surveys in winter conditions, conducting
extensive silent and broadcast nest searching surveys, conducting 4+
hour behavioral observations, operating highly sensitive audio recording
equipment, processing sound recordings on computer, carrying bulky loads
up to 30 lbs, operating trail masters, navigating with a GPS, map, and
compass, tracking birds using radio telemetry, collecting habitat and
experiment location measurements, driving ATV’s and snowmobiles, driving
4WD vehicles with trailers, communicating with Forest Service radio
dispatch and crew members, project maintenance, and data entry. Desired
qualifications of applicants: field experience surveying for Northern
Goshawks (or other forest raptors), raptor handling experience,
competence maneuvering on Forest Service land and roads with quad map
and compass, prior nest searching experience, prior radio telemetry
experience, experience using snowmobiles (prefer individuals who are
certified), experience using off-highway vehicles (4X4 and quad runner),
experience tree climbing (prefer individuals who are certified),
familiarity with GIS software, excellent communication skills, strong
work ethic, ability to work as a productive member of a research team
and independently, and write detailed field notes. Must be in excellent
physical condition, possess a current driver’s license, and follow field
protocols explicitly. Housing will be provided. Camping may be required
periodically. You will need to supply your own: bedding, binoculars,
winter clothing, hiking boots, and camping gear. Work schedules may
fluctuate among 5 days on – 2 days off, 10 days on – 4 days off, and 8
days on – 6 days off; must be willing to work long hours for several
consecutive days. Applications for these jobs will be received until all
positions are filled. However, the first screening of applicants will
occur during the first week of December 2004. Thus, letter of interest
and current resume/curriculum vitae with 3 references should be received
by 19 Nov 2004. Send to: JEFFREY R. DUNK, Department of Environmental
and Natural Resource Sciences, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
95521 or (preferably) e-mail to jrd2@humboldt.edu or jdunk@fs.fed.us.
SONORAN DESERT INTERNSHIPS. PRBO Conservation Science is seeking 1-2
motivated xerophiles to assist with breeding and migratory landbird
surveys in Sonoran Desert Woodland in the lower Colorado River Valley.
Primary field duties will include point counting, nest searching, and
vegetation assessments. Prior bird surveying experience definitely a
plus, and applicants must be willing to work long hours/camp in the
field. 4WD vehicle also a plus. Housing and a monthly reimbursement
stipend of $1050 will be provided. Positions begin approximately 1 Mar
2005 and extend through mid-May 2005. To apply, e-mail (NO ATTACHMENTS
please) a one-page maximum cover letter briefly detailing your past
experience and future goals to CHRIS McCREEDY (to both addresses):
cmccreedy@prbo.org and mccreeds@yahoo.com.

Conservation Science seeks 2 seasonal staff biologists to participate in
desert breeding bird research in the lower Colorado River Valley and at
Amargosa Canyon, near Death Valley, California. Primary field duties
will include spot-mapping, nest searching and monitoring, and vegetation
assessments. Applicants MUST have a 4WD- or AWD-vehicle, prior nest
searching experience, and be willing to work long hours in demanding
habitats. Each location is in a California Audubon Important Bird Area,
and each location hosts a wide variety of breeders and migrants to ogle
and master. The position in the lower Colorado River Valley will begin
approximately 20 Feb 2005, and extend through 1 Jun. The position at
Amargosa Canyon will begin 1 Apr 2005, and extend through mid-Jul.
Positions earn $1600/month, housing may be provided, contingent on
funding. To apply, e-mail (NO ATTACHMENTS please) a one-page maximum
cover letter briefly detailing your past experience and future goals to
CHRIS McCREEDY (to both addresses): cmccreedy@prbo.org and

FIELD BIOLOGIST-GCWA: Texas State University - San Marcos is conducting
a study estimating the probability of detecting golden-cheeked warblers
(Dendroica chrysoparia), a federally endangered songbird. This study
will be conducted at Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge
(BCNWR), Government Canyon State Natural Area and Garner State Park
located in the central Texas hill country. Field Biologists will conduct
spot-mapping and point transects. Experience surveying for wood warblers
is preferred but is not required. Applicants must be detail oriented and
able to hike for long periods of time in rough, hazardous terrain in
inclement weather. Housing may be available at BCNWR but at all other
study sites Field Biologists must provide their own housing and
transportation. Applications should be received by 1 Dec 2004. Positions
available 10 Mar - 20 May 2005. Salary: $12.00/hour for 8-30 hours per
week.. Please submit a cover letter, resume and telephone numbers and/or
email addresses of three references via email to: cyndbaker@hotmail.com,
or via mail CYNDEE BAKER, 5 Old Mine Ct., Wimberely, TX 78676 (PH: 512-

3 FIELD ASSISTANTS NEEDED to assist with master's project studying nest
predation of Golden-cheeked Warblers. This study will examine nest
predation in a rural matrix and an urban matrix using video cameras at
nests. 1 Position: duties include intensive nest searching, monitoring
video camera equipment, performing veg surveys, GPSing nest sites, and
data entry. This position will run from about 14 Mar - 20 May (10 weeks)
and pay approx. $7.50/hr (40-hr week). Applicants should have experience
nest-searching for forest songbirds by parental behavior. 2 Positions:
duties include all the above plus target mist-netting and banding
warblers, territory mapping, assisting with camera set-up and removal,
and other duties as needed. These positions will run from about 7 Mar -
24 Jun (16 weeks) and pay approx. $8.50-$9.50/hr depending on location.
Applicants for these positions should have experience setting up and
taking down mist-nets (preferably alone), extracting, handling, and
banding small birds, as well as experience mapping territories and nest
searching. Study sites are in central Texas and applicants must be
willing to work in an environment that experiences heat, intense
thunderstorms, poisonous snakes and spiders, and rough terrain. Housing
provided in Austin. Ft. Hood assistant will need to arrange housing with
TNC crew, but will be compensated more. Applicants with experience
working with video cameras especially encouraged to apply. Please send
cover letter detailing relevant experience and current resume by 1 Dec
2004 to: JENNIFER REIDY, University of Missouri-Columbia, 302 ABNR
School of Natural Resources, Columbia, MO 65211 or via email (preferred)
to: jlrgy5@mizzou.edu

FIELD ASSITANTS (4) needed for a monitoring study of the endemic
endangered San Clemente Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus mearnsi)
on San Clemente Island, a Naval installation on the southern-most of
California’s Channel Islands. Duties include nest monitoring, territory
mapping, island-wide surveys of avifauna, data entry and management, GIS
mapping, and trapping and banding shrikes. Applicants must be in
excellent physical condition, able to identify North American birds by
sight and sound, have passerine banding experience, able to drive
4-wheel drive vehicle, and have a positive attitude. Preference will be
given to those with experience in nest-searching and behavioral
observation. Work schedule will be 10 days on-island and 4 days off.
Compensation: $1900/month plus housing, food, and transportation while
on the island. Positions will begin in Jan 2005 and last 6+ months. To
apply please email or fax a resume, cover letter and contact information
for three references to: SUELLEN LYNN, PRBO Conservation Science. (FX:
619-291-5869; EM: slynn@prbo.org).

FISCAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT--Overview: This position provides
administrative support to the manager and staff of the Waquoit Bay
National Estuarine Research Reserve. Acts as liaison with the
Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the
Estuarine Reserves Division of NOAA and manages all aspects of fiscal
operations in accordance with both Federal and State policies and
procedures. Prepares written correspondence, grant reports, maintains
internal tracking systems, reviews documents and manages the clerical
functions for the Reserve Manager and reserve staff. Responsibilities:
Fiscal Management - 60%. Duties include: Prepare various documents and
process financial transactions in the Massachusetts Management
Accounting and Reporting System (MMARS); Monitor spending for awards and
grants; Procures goods and services according to government procedure;
Assist with the resolution of payment and encumbrance problems.; Develop
and maintain accounting records for the purpose of tracking Federal
grants and accounts using Excel; Prepare fiscal reports and statistical
analysis as needed; Research and prepares RFR’s as needed; Prepares and
executes contracts; Assist Reserve Manager with annual Federal grant
application, prepares reports semi-annually; Attend fiscal, DCR regional
and DCR/Administration meetings as needed; Act as liaison between WBNERR
and vendors. Office Management - 10%; Responsible for the general
operation of the office including all office equipment; Coordinate
facilities projects at the request of the Manager; Maintain the
Directors calendar and ensure preparedness for meetings; Assist in the
organization and administrative support including word processing, file
management and ensures effective office management; Attends meetings,
maintains files and records, prepares reports, spreadsheets and charts.
Personnel - 20%; Maintains personnel records; Prepare and records weekly
payroll records; Work with Boston DCR HR for employment postings,
placements of employment ads, arranging interviews; Conduct new employee
orientation. Public Use - 10%: * Handle all administrative aspects of
Washburn Island camping such as: Ensure all Park Office documentation
and campground management procedures are conspicuously posted and
readily available to staff; Maintain a daily connection to
ReserveAmerica via ParkLink throughout the year; During the main camping
season, facilitate the nightly backup of CampMA database via procedures
set by DCR MIS; Ensure park's ReserveAmerica inventory is accurate and
reflects the upcoming season's dates and reservation/walk-in ratio;
Responsible for the proficient collection, accurate accounting and
timely reporting of all facility revenue in accordance with current
policies and procedures; Act as an information officer to the visiting
public; Assist in composition of MOU’s with partnering organizations;
Assign meeting space for internal and external groups; Route, respond
to, and manage the general telephone messages; Perform related work as
required . Qualifications Required at Hire: Significant experience with
Windows 2000, NT, and ‘98 operating systems, databases (MS Access), MS
Office applications; Knowledge of purchasing systems, budgeting,
accounting, record management; Ability to perform calculations using
formulae, prepare and use charts, graphs, and tables; Ability to prepare
and understand fiscal reports, analyze and draw conclusions, and make
recommendations; Knowledge of federal grant management, contract
management, personnel management and program management; Excellent
written and oral communication skills; Ability to supervise; Ability to
work with the public and volunteers; Ability to work on multiple tasks
in a busy environment; Willingness and patience to learn necessary
skills and train staff; Well-organized and enjoy working with people;
Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.; Able to
handle several projects at once with a sense of humor; Preferred
knowledge and skills includes interest and knowledge of coastal
environmental issues, an understanding of the MMARS, and previous
experience in the states administrative processes, including the
Commonwealth’s Accounts Payable and Procurement regulations. Preferred
Experience: Three years of full-time or equivalent part-time,
professional experience in office management, office administration,
business administration, or business management, the major duties of
which included several of the following functions: budgeting,
accounting, records management, personnel management, purchasing, grants
management, or contract administration. Applicants: Interested persons
should respond in writing, accompanied by a resume, a DEM application
and 3 references no later than 5:00 p.m. on 11 Nov 2004: JOHANNA
ZABRISKIE, Acting Director of Human Resources, Department of
Environmental Management, 251 Causeway Street, Suite 600-700, Boston, MA
02114. Candidates that do not submit all of the requested information,
in particular, the DEM application, will not be considered for this
position. Applications are available on the DCR website (URL:
http://www.mass.gov/dcr/employment.htm). Please make reference to the
posting ID # when responding to this announcement. Department of
Conservation and Recreation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

VOLUNTEER HAWKWATCH COUNTERS, for the Migratory Raptor Conservation
Project in Talamanca, Costa Rica. SPRING Migration season goes from 15
Feb to 15 May 2005. Duties Include: assisting and working with official
counters in identifying and counting raptors, data entry, and flight
interpretation to visitors. Location: South Caribbean Costa Rica,
Talamanca Region, between Puerto Viejo and Cahuita, Limón Province. The
Hawkwatch is located in the Kéköldi Indigenous Reserve, a 3500 ha
reserve of Primary and Secondary forests and some cocoa plantations. The
Kéköldi Hawkwatch started in 2000, and it’s the second best place in the
world to witness raptor migration (after Veracruz, México) and the only
tropical active Hawkwatch, with more than 1 million birds per season.
Observations are made from a 10m tower built at Kéköldi Indigenous
Reserve, 210 m a.s.l., with 360º view over the flyway area. Duration:
Minimum 1 month participation. Volunteers that stay for the whole season
are preferred. Housing: available at nearest town, 30 minute hike to the
tower, or at lodge built in the Indigenous Reserve. Low cost.
Qualifications: Bird observation experience or previous ornithology
field work experience preferred. Physically fit and willing to work long
hours under hot and humid conditions; being able to work in a team and,
most of all, enthusiastic. Some Spanish knowledge is important but not
obligatory. The volunteers will receive training in hawkwatching and
estimating large numbers of migrating birds. If interested contact PABLO
PORRAS (EM: pporras@mac.com).

DATA/RESEARCH ANALYST. The Institute for Wildlife Studies is a
non-profit, wildlife research and conservation organization conducting
programs around the world. We are seeking a motivated and talented
wildlife ecologist to provide quantitative analysis and modeling to
support our various programs. This is a full-time position with benefits
and the successful applicant will work out of our Arcata, CA office.
Responsibilities include assisting in experimental design for research
projects, data analysis, population modeling, report and manuscript
preparation, document editing, and proposal preparation. Will include
some travel for field visits and project design. The position may also
involve helping to oversee project staff at various locations.
Experience with GIS is preferred but not required. Strong quantitative
background and experience with modeling and PVA analyses (e.g., programs
MARK, VORTEX, PATCH). Applicants should have good computer skills and
excellent writing skills. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in a related
field. Starting salary is $55,000/year and benefits. The selected
applicant will need to begin work in Jan 2005. Applicants should send:
(1) Letter of application, (2) Curriculum vitae, (3) List of a minimum
of 3 references including email contact information. Submission
materials should be sent by 30 Nov 2004 to: Human Resources Office,
Institute for Wildlife Studies, P.O. Box 1104, Arcata, California 95518
(EM: Human_Resources@iws.org).

AVICULTURE VOLUNTEERS WANTED beginning in Nov 2004 (or later) for a
3-month assignment at Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Center in Scotland Neck,
North Carolina. Sylvan Heights is home to the largest collection of
Anseriformes in North America and is dedicated to the survival of the
world’s waterfowl species, both in the wild and in zoological and
private collections. Daily tasks include husbandry duties such as:
feeding, aviary and facility maintenance, behavioral observations, and
grounds-keeping. Other tasks assigned will be commensurate with the
volunteer’s demonstrated avian knowledge and avicultural skills.
Applicants should show enthusiasm for work with captive ducks, geese,
swans, cranes and other bird species, including many rare and endangered
species, and must be able to live in a shared housing environment.
Volunteers must provide their own transportation to the Center, have
their own health insurance, be capable of lifting 50 lbs. and working
outdoors in a rustic environment. Sylvan Heights will provide meals and
housing. Additional benefits include the close proximity to Eastern
North Carolina’s rich environmental areas of the Roanoke River basin and
the Outer Banks coastal region. Past volunteers have benefitted
professionally from the mentoring and learning derived from Sylvan
Heights’ staff of world- renowned aviculture experts. If interested,
contact ALI LUBBOCK (PH: 252-826-5038) or send your resume to Sylvan
Heights Waterfowl Center; P.O. Box 36; Scotland, NC 27874. For more
information, go to http://www.sylvan-heights.org.

FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS needed for summer 2005 in Arizona! – Intern
and experienced nest searchers; Intern and experienced mist-netters;
Intern and experienced target-netters; Mist-netting supervisors. FIELD
RESEARCH ASSISTANTS are needed for Dr. Tom Martin's long-term research
program that examines the evolution of life-history traits as well as
the influence of predation rates, habitat structure, and microclimate on
nest site selection in birds. Field Research Assistants will have the
opportunity to gain experience in many of the field techniques used in
avian research such as: nest-searching, mist-netting, target-netting,
territory mapping, re-sighting, and video-taping nests. The study site
is located in North Central Arizona in the Coconino National Forest at
8,000 ft. elevation in montane forest. The field camp is remote and
requires tent living (you must provide your own tent), and pay is
$825/mo (all intern positions) or $1100/mo (mist-netting supervisor
positions). The project runs from 1 May, and will end no later than 22
Jul Applicants should have a strong work ethic and appreciation for
scientific research. Those applying for the mist-netting supervisor
positions must have a minimum of three months banding experience,
preferably with MAPS protocol. For more info, please see our website at
http://umt.edu/mcwru/TEMWebsite/AZfieldasst.htm. Review of applications
is occurring NOW, and will continue until positions are filled (no later
than 1 Feb, 2005). Please email or surface mail the following materials:
cover letter stating your interest in the project, desired position, and
relevant experience; resume; and the names, email addresses, and
telephone numbers of three references to: KARIE DECKER, Montana
Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, NS-205, University of Montana,
Missoula, MT 59812 (PH: 406-243-6007; EM: karie.decker@umontana.edu).
Enthusiasm is more important than experience.

graduate students studying issues relating to wetlands and waterfowl.
Duties will vary depending on the project. Past work has included radio
telemetry, nest searching, duck trapping, vegetation measurements, water
sampling and behavioral observations. These are demanding positions,
requiring long days in the field under various weather conditions,
ability to multi-task, problem solve, communicate to various interest
groups, and work as a productive team member. Applicants should have a
keen interest in waterfowl or wetland ecology, be a continuing student
or recent graduate in biology/ecology/resource management. An interest
in continuing on to graduate education is a plus and should be indicated
in your cover letter. Study sites are primarily located in the
prairies/parklands of Canada and the USA, but others may be located
anywhere across North America. Jobs typically run from Apr/May to
Jul/Aug. Field housing is provided. Stipend is $1,200 USD/month to
$1,500 USD/month based on education, experience and position. To apply:
Send by email a cover letter stating interests and the earliest date you
would be available to start work; a resume with overall GPA; a copy of
transcripts; and 3 references that include names, addresses, telephone
numbers and email addresses. Send to ELIZABETH LOOS, Research Program
Scientist, at eloos@deltawaterfowl.org. Deadline: 28 Feb 2005.

AVICULTURE INTERNS WANTED for the Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation
Program at the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center (KBCC) on the Big Island
of Hawaii and the Maui Bird Conservation Center (MBCC) on the island of
Maui. Daily tasks include husbandry duties such as: diet preparation,
aviary and facility maintenance, behavioral observations of breeding
birds, grounds keeping, predator control. Applicants must be able to
live with several roommates in a remote area and should show enthusiasm
for work with captive endangered Hawaiian birds. Applicants must have a
valid driver's license and health insurance. Internships last for a 3-6
month period. Interns receive $20/day stipend plus housing. For more
information on internships at KBCC, please send a resume, cover letter
and the names and contacts of three references to: TRACEY GOLTZ P.O. Box
39 Volcano, HI 96785 or fax: 808-985-7034. For more information on
internships at MBCC, please send your application to: MARY SCHWARTZ 2375
Olinda Road Makawao, HI 96768 or fax: 808-572-3574. PLEASE: No phone
calls or emails.

PALILA RESEARCH FIELD CREW LEADER. Incumbent assists Project Manager in
developing and evaluating restoration techniques for endangered Palila
on the island of Hawaii and is responsible for directing activities in
the field. Duties include, but are not limited to: 1) assist Project
Manager plan field activities; 2) direct field activities; 3) recruit,
train, and supervise biological technicians (up to 4) and research
interns (up to 8); 4) conduct field research relevant to developing
avian population recovery techniques, determining factors limiting bird
populations, and developing habitat management techniques; 5) coordinate
and conduct regional point count surveys; 6) assure that data is
properly collected and managed and assist in analyzing data and writing
administrative reports; 7) assist with public relations and public
understanding of project. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in
biology, zoology, or wildlife science, with at least two
non-introductory courses in biology, zoology, ecology, or wildlife
science. Three years experience (paid or volunteer) conducting avian
research, including at least one year experience capturing birds with
mist nets, tracking birds using radio telemetry, censusing populations,
or observing foraging or nesting behavior. Working knowledge of the
principles of avian population ecology and conservation. Ability and
skills in techniques of avian population ecology and management. Ability
to perform data management and analysis and demonstrated ability to
write scientific reports or publications. Ability to coordinate field
logistics and train research interns to collect field data. Possess a
valid driver's license. Ability to operate four-wheel standard drive
vehicle. Ability to conduct fieldwork in rugged terrain under difficult
conditions (high elevation, cold, dust, high wind, poor footing).
Ability to hike five miles cross-country carrying loads up to 40 pounds.
Ability to commute long distance (6-8 hr round-trip per week). Ability
to live and work in isolated field camps under primitive conditions for
up to ten days at a time. Full color vision and excellent high frequency
hearing. Desirable Qualifications: Master's degree from an accredited
college or university or two years post-graduate education in biology,
zoology, wildlife science or other biological field. Two years
experience mist-netting birds, monitoring birds with radio telemetry,
locating and monitoring bird nests, or censusing bird populations. One
year as Field Leader of biological research project. Familiarity with
Hawaiian forest birds and plants. Minimum Monthly Salary: $2,607.00. For
details on applying: Please send a cover letter with narrative on your
qualifications for the position, resume with salary history, and the
names, phone numbers, and addresses of three supervisory references by
19 Nov 2004, to: DR. CHRIS FARMER, Palila Restoration Project Manager
(EM: chris_farmer@usgs.gov); USGS Pacific Island Ecosystems Research
Center, PO Box 44, Hawai`i National Park, HI 96718.

WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN NEEDED (1): Seeking one experienced field technician
with a strong interest in ornithology and/or waterfowl biology to assist
with a waterfowl ecology study on the Yukon Flats National Wildlife
Refuge in interior Alaska. The Yukon Flats is one of the most remote and
pristine areas in interior Alaska offering a wilderness experience with
a great diversity of nesting waterfowl and passerines. This position
will be a seasonal job with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and
includes the following duties: capturing pre-nesting female widgeon,
shovelers and lesser scaup using decoy traps; marking females with radio
transmitters; nest searching and monitoring waterfowl nests; capturing
females on the nest; tracking via radio-telemetry, and resighting
waterfowl broods. Boating, waterfowl trapping and banding, and radio
telemetry skills are desired. We are looking for applicants with the
desire to live in a remote field camp and the ability to maintain a
positive attitude under difficult field conditions including hot
temperatures, long days searching heavily wooded and brushy habitats,
mosquitoes and flies, and brown and black bears. Personnel are required
to carry firearms in the field for bear protection. Camp life is
primitive and all pertinent field gear is provided. Watercraft,
aircraft, firearms, and bear safety courses are also provided. The work
period will be about 10 May through 30 Aug 2005. Salary is GS-05. To
apply email your resume with a cover letter to Kate Martin,
ftkhs@uaf.edu, phone: (907) 474-7183. Note: Applicants must also apply
for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seasonal registry for summer jobs
in Alaska. Applications for the seasonal employment register are
accepted only between 1 Nov 2004 and 30 Nov 2004. The vacancy
announcement for this register is on the USAJOBS website at
http://www.usajobs.opm.gov. Follow website application instructions for
the Biological Science Technician (Wildlife), vacancy announcement
number FWS7-temp-2005-0006. You must submit an SF-171 job application
with college transcript, an OF-612 optional application for employment,
a resume, or other form of employment application to the Personnel
Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1011 E. Tudor Rd., Anchorage,
Alaska 99503-6199, Phone (907) 786-3371. Whatever application you use,
it must be include the information requested in Form OF 510, "Applying
for a Federal Job."

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