Estudia aligátores y aves desde helicópteros y avionetas en los Everglades ~

1 de noviembre de 2017

Estudia aligátores y aves desde helicópteros y avionetas en los Everglades

FIELD TECHNICIANS (2 - 4) needed for ongoing wading bird research in the Florida Everglades. 1 - 2 positions extend from mid Jan through May 2018; 1 - 2 extend from early Feb through late Jun 2018. Salary is $1450/month plus housing. Primary duties (~70%) include assisting the research coordinator and graduate students in all aspects of wading bird field research including; surveys by airboat, aerial surveys by fixed-wing aircraft, using camera traps to detect alligator/bird interactions within colonies, drone operation, and monitoring (on foot) diversity and nesting success of various wading bird species in multiple colonies throughout the Everglades. Field teams and tasks will vary almost daily. Non-field duties include equipment maintenance/repair, analysis of aerial and trail camera photos, and data entry.

Technicians must maintain a positive attitude, give priority to safety considerations, be in excellent physical condition in order to contend with difficult working conditions (heat, sun, humidity, mosquitoes, stuck boats, deep mud, gators), work and live harmoniously in close company with coworkers, and show patience with short-notice schedule changes. A valid driver’s license and good driving record are required. Successful candidates will likely have at least 6 months prior field research or management experience. Training is provided, but some preference will be shown for those having experience piloting powerboats, troubleshooting and performing mechanical repairs, towing and backing trailers, or flying in small planes or helicopters. Application materials must be received by Nov 8th. Specify if you prefer to start in Jan or Feb and length of availability. Send cover letter (including the names, email addresses and phone numbers of 3 references) and resume in a single e-mail attachment with the filename Yourlastname_app or by mail to: Lindsey Garner, ( University of Florida, Dept. of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, PO Box 110430, Gainesville, FL 32611-0430.

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