Marsh Bird Research -- Two Technician Positions Open ~

10 de julio de 2012

Marsh Bird Research -- Two Technician Positions Open

As part of a joint research program between the U.S. Geological Survey's
Southeast Ecological Science Center and the University of Florida, we are
seeking two (2) bird technicians for a field study of water birds
(shorebirds, wading birds, waterfowl) in southern Florida. Position duties

include conducting double-observer point-count surveys, recording bird
observation and environmental data, entering data in the office, and
preparation and organization of field equipment.

Required expertise/skills:
1.      Excellent identification skills of shorebirds, wading birds,
waterfowl in all phases of plumage
2.      Raptor identification skills
3.      Ability to identify birds of the eastern U.S. by sight and sound
4.      Effective communication in English, both spoken and written
5.      Knowledge of the computer programs Excel and Word
6.      Ability to work well as part of a team or field crew

Additional skills preferred but not required:
1.      Field experience with bird identification in south Florida or
southwest Florida in particular
2.      Experience with GIS, or interest in learning
3.      Experience with data analysis and statistics, or data preparation
for statistical analyses

Field work will be done by airboat and Argo (amphibious ATV); therefore,
applicants should be able to tolerate airboat noise, Argo jarring motion,
and have the ability to walk over uneven terrain in wet or dry conditions
if necessary. Field work will require early morning hours. Some overnight
travel may be required. Working hours will vary by week. Must have a valid
motor vehicle driving license.

The duty station for this position is Davie, Florida. Field work is on the
southwest coast of Florida (Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge,
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, Picayune Strand State Forest). The
field crew will travel to the field sites together by government vehicle.

These are two full-time positions. Starting pay is $12/hour. The positions
will run from October 2012 through May 2013. The projects are planned to
run for several years so further (year-round) employment is contingent on
continued funding and successful performance of duties.

To apply, please send your resume and a brief cover letter. The cover
letter should provide information on your skills as required for the
position, your previous experience, and information on your career goals
is encouraged. Couples are welcome to apply for the two positions.
Applications should be sent via email to: Stephanie Romanach, (3205 College Ave., Davie FL 33314). Review of
applications will begin on 23 July 2012.


Stephanie S. Romañach, PhD
Research Ecologist
Southeast Ecological Science Center
US Geological Survey
3205 College Ave.
Davie FL 33314
Phone:  754.264.6060
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