Seasonal Field Biologist ~

9 de abril de 2007

Seasonal Field Biologist

Job Description

The Seasonal Field Biologist position conducts botanical and ornithological
field surveys and performs associated data entry and editing in support of
the San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project (ISP) Monitoring

Includes seasonal botanical monitoring (mid June through October), clapper
rail monitoring (mid January through mid April), and associated GIS data
entry/editing during these field seasons. Work may vary from 0-50
hours/week during these field seasons depending on tides, weather
conditions, and site access permissions.

Requires close collaboration with other ISP Monitoring Program and Control
Program staff (Seasonal Field Biologists and Managers) both in the field and
in the office. Requires the ability to work well independently and in a
field team setting, follow project-specific field protocols and data
entry/editing procedures, and, if appropriate, suggest improvements to our
project's existing procedures.

Requires a strong background in botany and ornithology. Requires a basic
understanding of and some familiarity GPS and GIS data entry and editing.
Requires familiarity with San Francisco Bay tidal marsh flora, avifauna and

Must be detail-oriented and able to perform work accurately and efficiently.
Must have sufficient botanical and ornithological background to be able to
collect data independently following approximately one week of training.
Must be willing to work long hours in potentially adverse field conditions.
Must be able to or willing to learn to operate watercraft including kayaks
and outboard-motor powerboats (Zodiac, whaler, Klamath). May occasionally
require helicopter-based surveys.

Must be available to work up to 5 full (8-10 hour) days a week during the
above field seasons, with the understanding that work availability will vary
within these dates. Must be flexible and adaptable to changes in schedules
and hours, often with very little advanced notice.

Must provide own transportation to field sites around the San Francisco Bay.
(Mileage is reimbursed, drivers license and proof of automobile insurance
are required.)

Hours & Pay Rate

Hours are flexible and will vary from 0 - 50 hours/week depending on project
needs. Pay rate starts at $20-30/hour based on experience. No benefits are
available for this position.

Application & Important Dates

To apply, mail or email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for
three technical references by Monday, April 23 to:
Ingrid Hogle, Monitoring Program Manager
San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project
2560 9th Street, Suite 216, Berkeley, CA 94710


Questions regarding this position should be directed to Ingrid Hogle at or 510-548-2461 x 205.

Interviews will be scheduled April 25-27. Paid training will begin in May,
and fieldwork will be available starting in early to mid June.

Ingrid Hogle
Monitoring Program Manager
San Francisco Estuary
Invasive Spartina Project

2560 9th Street, Suite 216
Berkeley, California 94710

Phone 510-548-2461 x205
Fax 510-548-2460

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