Birds job ~

7 de febrero de 2007

Birds job

We are seeking 11 highly motivated ornithologists to participate in the
second year of a large-scale, multi-year experimental study that
investigates how avian communities respond to juniper-pinyon pine
invasions. Study sites are replicated in isolated, scenic areas of Utah,
Nevada, northeastern California, Oregon, and Idaho. Focal species include
Gray Flycatcher, Sage Thrasher, Sage Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Vesper
Sparrow and Green-tailed Towhee. Sampling protocol consists of point
counts, behavioral observation, territory mapping, nest searching, target-
netting and color-banding, and also vegetation sampling. Preference will
be given to energetic, detail-oriented candidates with experience in
songbird point-count surveys, nest-searching, territory mapping and mist-
netting. GIS experience is also desirable for navigation and site
selection purposes. This is a physically demanding job, involving hiking
and camping in rugged terrain for up to 8-10 days. Remote field conditions
include exposure to wind, dust, heat, cold, and intense sun at elevations
exceeding 5,000 feet. The positions are full-time, temporary employment,
at the following stations: 1) 30 miles south of Tooele, UT, 2) 35 miles
southwest of Eureka, NV, 3) 60 miles south of Marsing, ID. We are seeking
nine GG-6 field technicians ($15.14/hour plus $18/day field per diem)
starting April 15 to approximately August 31, 2006. For the GG-6
position, applicants need 1 year and 9 months of field experience or 4
years of college with courses related to the work of the position to be
filled plus 3 months of field work experience. In addition, incumbents
must be experienced in songbird surveying, at least 3 months. For inquiries
related to the positions, please contact Kevin Glueckert (208-426-5205;
email: or Matthias Leu (208-426-2598). To apply,
please send: 1) cover letter indicating position applying for (GG-6 ID
1254214), 2) CV including professional experience (indicate number of days
and hours worked for each position), 3) three references, and 4) copies of
academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). Application
may be sent via mail to Rhonda Dart (phone 208-426-5207), USGS, Snake
River Field Station, 970 Lusk St., Boise ID 83706, or via email to: Applications must be received by February 21, 2007.

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