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11 de noviembre de 2013

Opportunities for ornithologists (via Cheryl Trine, OSNA)

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SPATIAL ANALYST & DATA MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR at Kalamazoo Nature Center. Location: Kalamazoo, MI. Duration: Open. Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 15 Nov 2013. Job Description: SPATIAL ANALYST & DATA MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. Full-time permanent position. The Kalamazoo Nature Center is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to inspire people to care for the environment by providing experiences that lead them to understand their connection to the natural world. SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Coordinator will assist all members of the department of Conservation and Stewardship in collection and creation of spatial data and information relevant to departmental projects. This can include training and assistance in the use of GIS/GPS software and equipment, creation of cartographic products including maps and data, appropriate spatial and statistical analyses of data. They will also be involved as a member of team involving project management, field work, collecting and reporting data. Grant and project development is also a portion of this position. DUTIES: 1. Lead or participate as a member of a research team. Conduct field surveys as needed. Many research projects currently focus on Avian species. Be familiar or willing to learn identification of species by sight or call in order to collect data is a plus. 2. Prepare maps, tabular data, charts, graphs and statistical comparisons using GIS, Access, and Excel and other software packages as required. 3. Use GPS/GIS techniques to assist in ongoing research and land management work. 4. Instruct other Conservation Stewardship staff in GPS field techniques. 5. Maintain research GPS/GIS equipment and supplies. 6. Obtain and maintain digital geographic database layers (e.g., satellite imagery, aerial photographs, topographic maps, road maps, etc.) relevant to support of staff ArcView projects. Maintain software licenses and assist in the purchasing of new software. 7. Assist with computer systems management. 8. Supervise volunteers in the field or office as needed. Qualifications: 1. Preferred degree's in Conservation, Environmental Studies, GIS, Geography, Biology, or related fields. Knowledge of Avian research a plus. 2. Extensive familiarity with Great Lakes basin flora and fauna. 3. Experience in grant writing and partnership development. 4. Ability to work as part of a team and independently. 5. Familiarity with VBA programming. 6. Demonstrated strong communication and writing skills (reports, peer review). 7. Demonstrated expertise in both field and computer applications of GIS, including ArcView software and spatial analysis tools. 8. Satellite /remote sensing /LIDAR experience or willing to learn. 9. Working knowledge of spatial statistics. 10. Familiar with Filmaker pro- access (inquiry based). 11. Ability to work on a variety of projects and on a varied schedule. 12. Commitment to the environment and goals of the Kalamazoo Nature Center. 13. Creativity and high energy. 14. Ability to work as part of a team and collaborative research. 15. Ability to work with a diverse group of people. 16. Demonstrated ability to work as a self-starter and self-directed. 17. Ability to lead groups of people over rough terrain under harsh conditions and to lift fifty pounds. 18. Commitment to the KNC mission. To apply: Please email SARAH REDING, Vice President for Conservation Stewardship (EM: sreding@naturecenter.org). Subject titled: Spatial Analyst Position. Include Cover letter, resume and 3 references. Deadline for submittal: 15 November 2013, but may be filled sooner. . The Kalamazoo Nature Center is an equal opportunity organization that will not discriminate in its programs or hiring practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, height, weight, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, or political affiliation.

SEASONAL AVIAN RESEARCH ASSISTANT at Texas A&M University. Location: Texas and Oklahoma. Job Description: Seasonal Avian Field Biologists (11-13 needed), late February or early March through August for multiple research projects focusing on ecology and management of songbirds, primarily the federally endangered black-capped vireo and golden-cheeked warbler, across several regions of Texas and Oklahoma, on public and private lands. Duties may include presence-absence bird surveys, point counts, nest searching, behavioral observation, territory mapping, vegetation sampling, deploying nest cameras, mist netting, banding birds, maintenance of field equipment, data entry, and others depending on the project and region. Project and region assignments to be determined based on qualifications and skills. Some positions may require regular travel among field sites across Texas. Requirements: Experience or coursework in wildlife biology or closely related field; ability to collect data with strong attention to detail; ability to work 6+ days per week doing physically demanding work, with early mornings (0500); a positive attitude in adverse environmental conditions such as fire ants, chiggers, rattlesnakes, feral pigs, mountain lions, cows, poison ivy, normal daily temperatures of over 90°F, intense sun, thick and thorny brush, and steep and rocky terrain; ability to operate 4X4 trucks; patience and focus to quietly observe and follow birds; good eyesight and hearing; ability to work independently and in groups; must be comfortable working on public or private land and interacting with landowners; flexibility to changes in protocol or job assignments; must supply your own binoculars. Preference will be given to applicants with experience: identifying birds by sight and sound, nest searching, mist-netting and handling birds, identifying plants, navigating using handheld GPS unit, using Microsoft Access, Excel, ArcMap; possess a B.S. or B.A. in wildlife biology or closely related field. Positions will be filled as suitable applicants are identified. Pay: $700–800 every 2 weeks, depending on experience. Housing will be provided; facilities will vary depending on project and region. Some camping may be required during the term of employment. Please visit http://irnr.tamu.edu/RAMSES/ for more information about the variety of projects for which we are filling positions. Please write “RAMSES job application Texas” in the subject line of your email. Submit cover letter detailing your qualifications, resume (including GPA), and contacts for 3 references (preferably email address) in a single attachment to (EM: ramsesirnr@gmail.com). Please submit application materials as a single PDF document and include your last name in the file attachment.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ANIMAL ECOLOGY – The Ohio State University announces a tenure-track assistant professor position in animal ecology at the university's Mansfield campus, with a starting date of August 2014. This individual will initially teach introductory courses in human anatomy, human physiology, and general elective courses in biology, and will contribute to future environmental studies and environmental science programs currently in development. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program and train undergraduates in research. Opportunities to advise graduate students at the Columbus campus also exist. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in ecology, evolutionary biology, zoology, or a related field. Applicants should submit a cover letter, current CV, and statements of research and teaching interests as a single pdf file along with unofficial transcripts, and have three letters of reference sent to Dr. CAROL LANDRY (EM: landry.26@osu.edu), search committee chair. Review of applications will begin November 30 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. To build a diverse workforce, Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. Flexible work options are available, EEO/AA employer.

EDWIN B. FORSYTHE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, May to August 2014 – Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge has valuable and stimulating internship opportunities for the upcoming summer season. Interns will work side by side with educated professions as they learn the ins-and-outs of the wildlife management field. Many opportunities exist for you to join other interns and observe what they are doing as well. Something new is happening at the refuge just about every day, so why not take advantage of this great learning experience? An internship at Forsythe is the perfect way to start off an exciting and rewarding career! Free, newly remodeled dormitory style housing is available. Interns are reimbursed for meals and incidental expenses at a rate of $181.50 per week. ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND OUTREACH INTERNSHIP One full time intern, March 1 through August 31. Education intern will assist the Visitor Services Specialist and Visitor Services Manager with environmental education and interpretive programming at the refuge headquarters in Oceanville, NJ. May be required to work weekends, particularly in summer. Intern will provide interpretation and information to promote visitor activities, assist with visiting school groups, and staff the refuge Visitor Information Center. In summer, approximately 4 days of the 5 day work week, intern will be stationed on the beach at the edge of a designated Wilderness area on Long Beach Island, NJ to greet visitors and promote a greater understanding of the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and the importance of its Holgate Unit. Intern will also occasionally assist wildlife biologists with projects. A college graduate with a background in environmental education, interpretation, public affairs, environmental studies or natural resources is desirable. In your resume, be sure to highlight your experience in working with children, knowledge of natural history as well as your birding, computer, and public speaking skills. Ability to tolerate the sun, heat, biting bugs, and humidity is a necessity. OUTREACH INTERNSHIP: Wednesdays through Sundays, May 21 through September 1. Outreach intern will be stationed on the beach at the edge of a designated Wilderness area on Long Beach Island, NJ to greet visitors and promote a greater understanding of the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and the importance of its Holgate Unit. As one of New Jersey’s last undeveloped barrier beaches, Holgate is an important and productive area for beach-nesting birds—including three New Jersey State-endangered beachnesting bird species: the least tern, black skimmer, and the piping plover. Intern will provide interpretation and information to promote visitor activities, public stewardship of the refuge’s biodiversity and foster support of wilderness lands and endangered species. Intern will also prepare and present interpretive walks and environmental education activities. One day a week, intern will help wildlife biologists with projects such as Saltmarsh inventory and Canada goose banding. A Junior, Senior, recent graduate, or graduate student with background in environmental education, interpretation, public affairs, environmental studies or natural resources is desirable. In your resume, be sure to highlight your knowledge of natural history as well as your birding, computer, and public speaking skills. Ability to tolerate the sun, heat, biting bugs, and humidity is a plus. COASTAL NESTING BIRDS INTERNSHIP: Two full time interns needed to assist with monitoring coastal nesting birds (federally listed piping plover, least tern, black skimmer, and American oystercatcher), salt marsh restoration, and reforestation management at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Oceanville, NJ. Duties include but are not limited to: collecting vegetative, water, and mosquito samples from refuge salt marsh areas, conducting marsh bird surveys; censusing a variety of beach nesting birds, monitoring productivity from laying to fledging, erecting predator exclosures, posting nest areas and newly acquired refuge lands, data entry, report preparation, light maintenance, and educating the public. Interns will be working long hours and some weekends and holidays in adverse conditions. Interns must be in good physical condition, possess valid driver’s license, able to use kayak, canoe and other small nonmotorized boats, have good hearing and eyesight to see and hear cryptic piping plovers, have good communication and organizational skills, ability to work well with others, live in close quarters, and be an enthusiastic field worker. Work vehicle and equipment provided. Previous coastal nesting bird experience, familiarity with field research techniques, data collection procedures, and computer skills helpful. BIOLOGICAL INTERNSHIP—GENERAL: One full time intern needed primarily to assist with invasive plant species inventory, mapping and eradication. Interns will mechanically, biologically, and chemically control invasive plant species within the refuge boundary and monitor areas treated. Assist with biological surveys. Data collection will follow standardized wildlife inventory/ monitoring procedures and may include: vegetation surveys, waterbird surveys, invertebrate sampling, and bathymetry surveys. In addition, assist with water level management actions within refuge impoundments. Other duties as assigned include, but not limited to maintenance, construction, data entry, and office assistance. Interns may be working long and variable hours in adverse conditions. Applicants must be in good physical condition, possess valid driver’s license, be able to use kayak, canoe and/or other small non-motorized boats, have good communication and organizational skills, ability to work well with others, live in close quarters, and be an enthusiastic field worker. Work vehicle and equipment provided. Familiarity with field research techniques, data collection procedures, and computer skills helpful. Fax or email resume by 1 Feb 2014 to: SANDY PERCHETTI, Volunteer Coordinator (PH: 609/652-1665 FX: 609/652-1474; EM: sandy_perchetti@fws.gov URL: http://www.fws.gov/northeast/forsythe), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (PH:1 800/344 WILD, URL: http://www.fws.gov).

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT POSITION to study oxidative stress in relation to social status in house sparrows in Switzerland – We are seeking a research assistant for the upcoming breeding season to join a project investigating the impact of oxidative stress and social status on the development of reproductive strategies in house sparrow. The research will be conducted in Bern, Switzerland. The work will start on 1st of April and will continue through early/mid July. Our project investigates how males with different positions in a dominance hierarchy allocate their antioxidant resources to the protection of their sperm vs. the protection of their somatic functions, and how such allocation strategies affect the quality of the sperm they produce. The project is based at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland (PI Prof. Fabrice Helfenstein, PhD student Alfonso Rojas), but will be conducted at Hasli, Bern, Switzerland. The work of the volunteer will consist of carrying out an experiment in aviaries with house sparrows. This includes assisting the PhD student with catching and banding birds, behavioral observations, sample collection, data management and data analysis. During the conduct of the experiment we work 7 days a week and 10-12 hours a day. Qualifications: (1) BSc or higher in Biology or similar qualification, (2) Ability to work and live in small groups and sociable personality, (3) Fluent in English, (4) Ability to endure long working days, (5) Knowledge in observing & handling birds is a plus, (6) Driving license is helpful, Basic knowledge of German is helpful although not essential. This is a volunteer field assistant position, thus the applicant should cover his/her own accommodation and food. Travel expenses might be covered for european applicants, and a possible stipend could be granted at the end of the season. Applications - including a CV and a letter of motivation (1 pg.) - should be send to both: FABRICE HELFENSTEIN (EM: fabrice.helfenstein@unine.ch) and ALFONSO ROJAS (EM: alf.roja@gmail.com). Please use "Volunteer Assistant in Switzerland" as the subject and note your availability during this time period in the body of the e-mail. Applications received until 9 Dec 2013 will be given full consideration. For further information on the lab & project, see: http://www2.unine.ch/ecophy

MAPS FIELD BIOLOGISTS – The Institute for Bird Populations (IBP) seeks two (2) field biologist to serve as crew leaders to train and lead interns operating a network of mist-netting and banding stations in Indiana and California for the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) program. The positions extend from May 1 through August 8, 2014. Successful applicants should have previous experience with the MAPS protocol, be proficient at birdsong identification, and MUST have advanced skills in mist-netting, bird banding, and ageing and sexing of landbirds in the hand. Applicants will be expected to use Peter Pyle’s Identification Guide to North American Birds (Part I) to teach plumages and molts of landbirds. Previous MAPS field biologist interns (and crew leaders) are especially encouraged to apply. Demonstrated leadership skills, attention to detail, good physical condition, a tolerance of long days that begin before dawn, and the ability to endure sometimes difficult field conditions are required. Field biologists are expected to drive considerable distances between (and within) locations so a reliable field vehicle is a must (trucks/SUVs not required). These field biologist positions are an excellent opportunity to gain experience leading field crews, and IBP Staff Biologists are often recruited from the Field Biologist pool. MAPS field biologists are considered independent contractors rather than IBP staff, and receive payment of $2,300 per month and project-related mileage reimbursement ($0.35/mile), but no fringe benefits. To apply please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to ERIN ROWAN (EM: erowan AT birdpop.org).

MAPS VOLUNTEER BIRD-BANDING INTERNSHIPS – The Institute for Bird Populations (IBP) seeks eight (8) motivated, enthusiastic volunteers in good physical condition with a strong desire to learn more about birds and natural history. Positions are available in south-western Indiana and Yosemite National Park, CA. Internships begin May 1 and run through August 8, 2014. All successful applicants are expected to face the rigors and unpredictability of field conditions with good humor and flexibility. Prior banding experience or a background in wildlife biology or a closely related field is a plus, but not necessary because all internships include an intensive, two week training course in mist-netting, and the identification, handling, banding, and ageing and sexing of landbirds. In addition, interns receive individual training in these techniques throughout the field season. Applicants with reliable field vehicles are especially needed (trucks/SUVs not required). Mileage will be reimbursed at the rate of $0.35/mile for project-related use. Shared housing and a per diem of $25 - $30 (depending on location) for food and incidental expenses, amounting to $2,100 - $2,520 for the season, are provided. Interns are expected to spend a minimum of 6 of every 10 days in the field, contingent upon daily weather conditions and logistical considerations. To apply please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to ERIN ROWAN (EM: erowan AT birdpop.org)

BIRD BANDING IN SAIPAN (U.S. Citizens ONLY) – The Institute for Bird Populations (IBP) seeks two (2) field biologist interns to operate constant effort mist-netting and banding stations on Saipan, in the Northern Mariana Islands, from March 10, 2014 through May 15, 2014. The position entails banding on a 5-day-on, 2-day-off work schedule, depending on weather and logistical considerations. We are looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals with some experience being independent in the field, and a solid background in mist-netting, bird banding, and ageing and sexing landbirds using plumage characteristics. Applicants without strong bird banding skills will not be considered. A U.S. passport valid for the duration of the internship and a driver's license are required. We particularly encourage previous MAPS interns to apply. If necessary, there will be a short, intensive training session in MAPS protocol in the San Francisco Bay Area immediately prior to the start of the internship. After training and travel to Saipan, the interns will be responsible for operating 6 TMAPS mist-netting superstations, liaising with Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel on Saipan, and submitting monthly progress reports to IBP's main office. Roundtrip airfare to Saipan from San Francisco and free shared housing will be provided in addition to a per diem of $30 for each day in the field. To apply please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to ERIN ROWAN (EM: erowan AT birdpop.org).

POSTDOC IN PHYLOGENETICS at University of Florida. Website: http://people.biology.ufl.edu/rkimball/Home.html Location: Gainesville, FL USA. Duration: 1.5 years. Job Type: Post-doc. 25 Nov 2013. Job Description: A post-doc position is available at the University of Florida (Gainesville, Florida) to work with Rebecca Kimball (http://people.biology.ufl.edu/rkimball) and Edward Braun (http://people.biology.ufl.edu/ebraun) on the phylogeny and evolution of the Galliformes. The order Galliformes includes the two most economically important birds (the chicken and turkey; both with complete genomes), some of the most spectacular and recognizable birds (such as peafowl and pheasants), and some of the most important avian model systems (e.g., the chicken and Japanese quail). Despite intensive research on galliforms in many areas, their evolutionary relationships remain poorly resolved. This project is partially completed. We already have a large amount of data collected, including a large number of loci (ultra conserved elements) for a set of backbone taxa, and a smaller set of loci (nuclear introns and mitochondrial data) that we are collecting for the majority of species. One problem is this group arises from several rapid radiations at different evolutionary depths, and the collection of data from large numbers of loci will allow us to explore factors affecting resolution of these difficult phylogenetic problems. The data matrix will also allow examination of patterns of avian molecular evolution, complementing existing information available from mammals, while the resulting phylogeny should benefit comparative studies. We anticipate publications that are focused on using empirical and simulated data to explore questions in phylogenetic methodology and molecular evolution, as well as those focused on taxonomic questions. Qualifications: Candidates should have completed a PhD (or will very soon) and have a good knowledge of phylogenetics. Ideal candidates will also have a background in computational phylogenetics or experience in managing and analyzing large phylogenetic datasets. Knowledge of birds (particularly galliforms) is not required (but always a plus). To Apply: Questions and applications should be addressed to REBECCA KIMBALL (EM: rkimball@ufl.edu). Applications should include: 1) a cover letter outlining your research experiences, interests and career goals; 2) a c.v. including the names and contact information for at least 3 references; and 3) copies of up to 3 publications or manuscripts in review. Applications received by Nov. 25, 2013 will receive the highest consideration but later applications may be considered. Position could begin as early as Jan 2014.

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT - Tropical Avian Physiology at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Location: Gamboa, Panama. Duration: 6 months. Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 1-2. Application Deadline: 15 Dec 2013. Job Description: 1-2 positions are available from February 1 to July 31 2014 for an ongoing study on the physiology of tropical birds in Panama. The research project is affiliated with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and is part of a larger comparative project investigating avian metabolic responses to temperature across latitude. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers with a good work ethic and a strong interest in avian ecology and evolution. Responsibilities will include mist-netting, bird-banding, blood-sampling, morphological measurements, measurements of metabolic rates using open-flow respirometry systems, data entry, and organizational tasks. Experience in one or more of these areas is strongly preferred. Respirometry is a standard physiological method that is used to measure oxygen consumption, which is a proxy for metabolic rate. Birds will be captured and transported to the laboratory, where they will be measured and subsequently released within 24 hours of capture. The 5-person field crew will live together in a field house in the small town of Gamboa, Panama, which is 30 minutes away from Panama City and is adjacent to the Panama Canal. Field house includes hot water, electricity, etc. and internet is able to purchased for a small fee (~$30/month). We will work at several sites across a precipitation gradient in central Panama, including tropical wet, moist and dry forest. Applicants should be physically fit, be able to deal with hot and humid conditions, and expect to work 5-6 days a week, 8-10 hours a day. Applicants must also be able to live in close quarters with other crew members. Spanish is not required but will be helpful. You will see and handle dozens of species of tropical birds, gain experience in a variety of avian field techniques, and conduct cutting-edge science in affiliation with the world-renowned Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Field assistants will be required to provide their own travel to Panama and also pay for their own food while in Panama. Housing and transportation within Panama will be provided. Qualifications: Previous experience handling and banding birds, mist-netting, blood sampling and working under strenuous field conditions are strongly preferred. To apply, send: 1) cover letter explaining your motivation and suitability to work on this project 2) resume 3) email and phone numbers of 3 references familiar with your field skills, personality, and motivation to: HENRY POLLOCK and DR. JEFFREY BRAWN, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Natural Resources (EM: hpollock@illinois.edu). Please use the subject line "Panama avian physiology field assistant application". Review of applications will be ongoing until positions are filled. FIELD CREW

LEADER AND TECHNICIANS for greater sage-grouse project at Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Website: http://wildlife.state.co.us/Research/Birds/GreaterSageGrouse/Pages/GreaterSageGrouseStudies.aspx Location: Meeker, CO. Duration: 3-6 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: Field crew leader (1) and field technicians (5). Application Deadline: 5 Jan 2014. Job Description: Colorado Parks and Wildlife is conducting a multi-year research project investigating survival, detectability, lek attendance, and inter-lek movements of male greater sage-grouse in the Parachute-Piceance-Roan population in NW Colorado. Major job responsibilities vary over the course of the season and include: capturing and marking greater sage-grouse males; locating birds with VHF radio-telemetry; extensive night and early morning field work; searching for new leks, conducting lek counts; daily data entry and proofing, and equipment maintenance. Field work occurs in highly variable and often very cold (0-30° F) and windy conditions at 7000-8500 ft elevation. Position requires operating 4WD pickups, ATVs, and possibly also snowmobiles, on narrow, snowy, icy, and muddy gravel roads and two-tracks in remote areas and in areas with heavy oil and gas traffic; hiking and navigating in the dark with GPS; long, cold hours in blinds; ageing and sexing sage-grouse in the field; and detailed counts with binoculars and spotting scopes. Crew leader is also responsible for database management, minor accounting, communication with the PI, crew scheduling, and field logistics. A field crew leader and 5 field technicians are needed from approximately 10 March through 30 May 2014. Actual start and end dates will depend on winter snowpack and the length of the breeding season. There is a possibility for extension of employment on a project examining sage-grouse response to pinyon-juniper removal through 31 August 2014. Field crew leader: $15.62-17.60/hr., depending on experience Field technicians: $12.69-$15.62/hr., depending on experience. Housing is in either a bunkhouse or travel trailer. An office is available for computer and internet access. Housing is contingent on keeping the bunkhouse clean at all times. Positions are stationed at Little Hills State Wildlife Area southwest of Meeker, Colorado. The community and surrounding areas are characteristic of the rural western U.S. Primary industries are livestock ranching, oil and gas development, and hunting. The landscape is high-elevation sagebrush, mountain shrub, pinyon-juniper, and conifer/aspen forest. Elevation ranges from 7,000-8,500 ft. The nearest town (Meeker, CO) is approx. 40 minutes away. Qualifications: B.S. or B.A. (Natural Resources, Wildlife Biology, Biology) and 1-2 years field experience with birds preferred. Top applicants will have some or all of the following skills: - Experience trapping, handling, ageing and sexing sage-grouse or other gamebirds; - Experience conducting counts of birds or other wildlife through binoculars and spotting scopes; - Experience with winter or night-time field work; - Experience working in extremely cold weather; - Ability to accurately navigate with GPS in the dark; - Ability to comfortably and efficiently snowshoe or hike 1-2 miles off-trail; - Ability to safely operate a 4-WD pickup on snowy, icy, and muddy roads and take tire chains on/off; - Outstanding work ethic and attention to detail; - Computer experience (Excel, Word, ArcGIS); - Respect for private landowners and ability to work with diverse types of people; - Ability to get along with others for extended periods in tight quarters; - Ability to exercise good independent judgment and decision-making without daily supervision; - Basic vehicle and/or ATV maintenance knowledge/skills; - Wilderness first aid/outdoor survival skills or training. To Apply: Applicants should email (or mail) a 1 page cover letter highlighting relevant experience, 1-2 page resume, and contact information (phone and email) for 3 references by 5 January 2014. Specify whether you are applying for the crew leader position, technician position, or both. Send letter, resume, and references as a single Word or PDF file named “LastName_FirstName” (e.g., “Starr_Ringo”). Top applicants may be interviewed and hired prior to the deadline, so early applications are encouraged. Email (or mail) application materials or email questions to: Dr. BRETT WALKER (EM: brett.walker@state.co.us), Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 711 Independent Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81505

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY at Baker University. Website: http://www.employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu Location: Baldwin City, KS. Duration: Open. Job Type: Professor. Job Description: Ecologist. A full-time, tenure track position for an Assistant Professor of Biology beginning fall 2014. PhD is required. Primary teaching duties include the third semester of a three-semester introductory biology sequence with focus on ecology and evolution, general zoology, general ecology, two upper level field or organismal courses. Applicants will teach a course in the University’s general education (Quest) program and develop a research program involving undergraduates. The university is fortunate to have several significant resources within close proximity. On campus is the newly renovated science building which opened in 2012, as well as the Ivan Boyd Arboretum and a greenhouse. The Baker Wetlands is a 927 acre site 12 miles from town with native and restored habitats. Construction on a discovery center and research facility will begin at the wetlands in March 2014. There is also nearby access to tallgrass prairie, oak-hickory forest, and several large reservoirs. Additional expectations include academic advising, service to the University, continued professional development, and demonstration of a strong commitment to teaching excellence. Qualifications: A PhD in a biological science with expertise in ecology of vertebrates is required. Expertise in animal behavior, biostatistics and ornithology is highly desirable. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate must have demonstrated an interest in and an aptitude for teaching undergraduates. To Apply: Applications should include a cover letter, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, curriculum vitae, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Application review begins 22 November 2013 and will be continued until position is filled. Arrange to have sent three confidential letters of recommendation (including phone numbers and email addresses of references, at least one of which addresses teaching ability) to (EM: employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu) or Human Resources, Baker University, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, Kansas 66006. Please send attachments in either MS Word or Adobe pdf. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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