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Subject: Birdjobs -- December 5, 2016
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 00:29:27 -0500
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RING-NECKED PHEASANT FIELD CREW LEADER  at Nebraska Cooperative Fish and 
Wildlife Research Unit and Nebraska Game and Parks  Website: 
http://snr.unl.edu/necoopunit/  Location: Southwest Nebraska. Duration: 
2-year term.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 1 Jan 2017.  
Job Description: The Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research 
Unit and Nebraska Game and Parks are recruiting a field crew leader to 
study survival, nesting ecology, and movement of Ring-Necked Pheasants 
in Southwest Nebraska. Employment is a full-time, 2-year term position, 
eligible for benefits. The crew leader will be responsible for 
supervising up to five research technicians and coordinating field 
research activities on a daily basis. Among other duties, primary field 
responsibilities expected of the crew leader will include: capturing, 
banding, and fitting radio-transmitters to ring-necked pheasants, 
tracking pheasants using telemetry equipment, tracking and locating 
pheasant hens and broods, and performing nest visits, brood flushing, 
and vegetation sampling. In addition to supervising field activities, 
the crew leader will be responsible for scheduling technicians, data 
management, reporting research progress to supervisor, and maintaining 
equipment, inventory, and research vehicles. Qualifications: A 
Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Ecology or a related field and relevant 
field experience is required. Previous leadership experience is highly 
desired, though not required. Successful applicants should have 
experience capturing, handling, banding, and radio-marking birds, as 
well as tracking animals using telemetry equipment. Basic GIS skills 
will be beneficial, though not necessary (ArcMAP or QGIS). Those that 
apply should have an enthusiasm for field work and upland game bird 
ecology, and be physically fit – capable of walking long distances 
through dense vegetation and working long days in inclement weather. The 
crew leader will be expected to coordinate field efforts to meet 
research project goals, objectives, and deadlines, while supervising a 
team of field technicians. Therefore, those that apply must possess 
strong leadership qualities, be detail-oriented and self-motivated, and 
have a strong work ethic. All applicants are subject to University of 
Nebraska-Lincoln hiring requirements, including a criminal background 
check and satisfactory driving record. If selected for employment, 
applicants will be required to complete CPR, First Aid, and AED 
certification prior to beginning field work. Employment is a full-time, 
2 year term position, eligible for benefits. Shared field housing is 
provided in Culbertson, NE.  Compensation: $15.50/hr + shared housing 
provided   To apply, please send a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact 
information for three references to JENNY FOGGIA (EM: jfoggia AT 
unl.edu). Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Individuals not 
selected for an interview/hiring will be notified after the closing 
date. For information about Upland Bird Research at UNL, visit: 
http://snr.unl.edu/prairiebirds/ For information about the Fontaine Lab 
at UNL, visit: https://sites.google.com/site/tjfontaineunl/

RAPTOR COUNTER NEEDED  at Onondaga Audubon Society's Derby Hill Bird 
Observatory.  Location: Mexico, N.Y.  Duration: March 1 - May 31, 2017.  
Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2017.  Job 
Description: RAPTOR COUNTER NEEDED to conduct, as a contracted service, 
the 2017 full season spring raptor migration count at Onondaga Audubon 
Society's Derby Hill Bird Observatory located in Mexico, N.Y. from March 
1 - May 31, 2017. Applicants must be adept at identifying and 
enumerating eastern hawks, falcons, eagles and vultures at a distance 
using a standard protocol. The counter is responsible for daily counts, 
data entry and preparation of a daily log for publication on the 
Observatory website five days/week (no less than 40 hours/week) as 
coordinated with the Operations Manager. As appropriate, the counter is 
expected to engage site visitors about the Observatory's mission and 
natural history. Contracted services include the preparation of a report 
of the count and observations at the conclusion of the season.  
Qualifications: . The successful candidate will have excellent written 
and verbal communication skills, demonstrated computer skills, including 
data entry and use of MS Office, be in good physical condition and 
willing to work outdoors for extended periods. The counter is expected 
to provide his/her optical equipment and reliable transportation.  
Compensation: On site housing is provided. Compensation for contracted 
services will range from $4,500 - $5,000 depending upon experience.  To 
Apply: Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2017 or until a 
qualified candidate is selected, whichever occurs first. Applicants must 
be US citizens or posses required documentation that they are eligible 
to be contracted within this country. Please email cover letter and 
resume outlining relevant experience (including contact information and 
three references) to DAVID FITCH (EM: dfitch52 AT gmail.com).

PROFESSOR IN TERRESTRIAL ECOLOGY/CONSERVATION BIOLOGY  at The Department 
of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough.  Website: 
https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1601572 
Location: Scarborough, Ontario, CANADA.  Duration: start July 1, 2017.  
Job Type: Professor.  Application Deadline: 8 Dec 2016.  Job 
Description: The Department of Biological Sciences, University of 
Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment 
in the areas of Ecology and Conservation Biology. The appointment is at 
the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2017. The 
successful candidate will work in the areas of urban and rural 
terrestrial ecology, and the management of ecosystem services in 
human-modified landscapes. They will have an active field program, with 
potential to capitalize on the network of urban-rural greenspaces local 
to the campus, including the Rouge National Urban Park, Canada’s first 
National Urban Park (http://bit.ly/OMSt3K); the University of Toronto’s 
Koffler Scientific Reserve, an internationally recognized site for 
research and education in biodiversity, ecology and conservation biology 
(http://ksr.utoronto.ca/; and the Ontario Greenbelt 
(http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page187.aspx). The University of Toronto is an 
international leader in biological research and education and the 
Department of Biological Sciences enjoys strong ties to other units 
within the University. The successful candidate will join an expanding 
and dynamic group of faculty working in the areas of Ecology, Evolution, 
and Conservation, and will contribute to both the undergraduate 
curriculum and graduate teaching in Conservation and Biodiversity as 
part of a professional Master's program. They will be expected to 
participate in the Graduate Department of Ecology and Evolutionary 
Biology at the University of Toronto (http://www.eeb.utoronto.ca/)to 
maintain an active research program centered at the University of 
Toronto Scarborough, and to foster and facilitate inclusivity while 
working in one of Canada's most diverse institutions.  Qualifications: 
The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research 
at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, 
externally funded research program. Candidates must have a PhD in 
Ecology, Conservation Biology or close equivalent by the time of 
appointment or shortly thereafter. Applicants must have a demonstrated 
record of excellence in research, as demonstrated by publications in top 
ranked and field relevant academic journals, presentations at 
significant conferences, awards for work in the field, and strong 
endorsements by referees of high international standing. Candidates must 
also demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and 
graduate student training and supervision. Evidence of commitment to 
excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching 
accomplishments, letters of reference and the statement of teaching 
philosophy submitted as part of the application.  Compensation: Salary 
will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  To Apply: All 
qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on this link 
https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1601572. 
Applications must include a CV, statements of research and teaching 
interests and three representative publications. Submission guidelines 
can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining 
attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Applicants 
should also arrange that letters of reference (on letterhead, signed and 
scanned) from at least three referees familiar with the candidate's 
research and teaching be emailed directly by the referees to (EM: 
biologygeneral AT utsc.utoronto.ca). Applications lacking reference 
letters will not be considered. If you have questions about this 
position, please email (EM: biologygeneral AT utsc.utoronto.ca). All 
materials must be received by December 8, 2016. Further information on 
the research and teaching activities of the department can be found at 
http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~biosci/. The University of Toronto is 
strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially 
welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of color, women, 
Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with 
disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the 
further diversification of ideas. As part of your application, you will 
be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. 
Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be 
accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be 
aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, 
please see http://uoft.me/UP. All qualified candidates are encouraged to 
apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

OPPORTUNITY IN QUANTITATIVE AVIAN ECOLOGY  at University of Alberta.  
Website: http://www.borealbirds.ca  Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada.  
Duration: 2 years.  Job Type: Post-doc.  Job Description: We are seeking 
a quantitative ecologist to participate in a large, collaborative 
project on avian conservation in managed boreal forests. In partnership 
with industry and government, the goal of this 3-year research program 
is to model and forecast how bird species respond to the landscape 
changes that occur through forestry activities at local, regional, and 
national extents. The successful candidate will work with a team of 
avian ecologists, forest scientists, and statisticians to develop 
predictive statistical models of avian species abundance and 
distribution in relation to the climatic, biotic and spatial 
characteristics of forest habitats. These models will be embedded in a 
spatial simulation engine to forecast the consequences of alternate 
forest management and conservation plans and identify forest management 
practices that best support conservation goals. The scope of the project 
is national. The direct supervisors will be Erin Bayne (University of 
Alberta, expertise in avian ecology and impacts of natural resource 
management) and Steven Cumming (Université Laval, expertise in forest 
landscape dynamics, avian habitat modelling, and spatial simulation). 
Additional collaborators on this NSERC-funded project will include 
Marcel Darveau, Eliot McIntire, Fréderic Raulier, as well as other 
post-doctoral fellows and graduate students. The successful candidate 
will also be part of the Boreal Avian Modelling Project (BAM) team. BAM, 
based out of the University of Alberta, seeks to understand the ecology 
and dynamics of avian populations and their habitats in the boreal 
forest of North America (for more details on BAM see 
www.borealbirds.ca). This role entails active participation in weekly 
BAM meetings, review of joint publications, and grant preparation. The 
successful candidate will also provide technical support to BAM team 
members, aided by the BAM Biostatistician and simulation model 
developers. Location of tenure: The position will be located at the 
University of Alberta in Edmonton, with one or more stages spent in 
Quebec City (Université Laval) and/or Victoria (Canadian Forest Service, 
Pacific Forestry Centre) to work with collaborators. No field work is 
required. Qualifications: 1. Ph.D. in ecology, natural resource 
sciences, applied mathematics, statistics, or a related field; 2. 
Exceptional reasoning and analytical skills and the ability to function 
well both on their own and in teams; 3. Experience with statistical 
modelling; 4. High-level programming skills (e.g., R, Python) and a 
keenness to ensure reproducibility; 5. Experience with wildlife-habitat 
or species distribution modelling, preferably at large scales; 6. Able 
to confidently interact with people of varying backgrounds; 7. 
Experience with Geographic Information Systems and remotely sensed data; 
8. Experience with spatial simulation modelling an asset; 9. Familiarity 
with the forest management planning and associated software tools an 
asset.  Compensation: The 2-year position will ideally start in Jan 
2017. The annual salary is $53,000 plus benefits.  To Apply: Please 
provide a letter of interest, your CV, and an example of your writing 
skills in the form of a peer-reviewed manuscript. Your letter should 
indicate how you meet all of the criteria, and state when you are able 
to start. We will accept applications until a suitable candidate is 
found. Send application packages to: NICOLE BARKER, BAM Coordinating 
Scientist, (EM: nbarker AT ualberta.ca).

PHD OPPORTUNITIES IN AVIAN ECOLOGY & CONSERVATION IN CANADIAN BOREAL 
FORESTS  at Laval University & University of Alberta. Location: Quebec, 
QC or Edmonton, AB, Canada.  Duration: 3 years. Job Type: Student. 
Number of Openings: 4. Job Description: The Canadian boreal region 
supports globally-significant populations of >200 species of migratory 
songbirds and waterfowl, at some of the highest breeding densities in 
North America. About 50% of the forests in this region have already been 
allocated to industrial forestry, the most widespread and persistent 
land use affecting currently forested lands. The long-term effects of 
these activities on migratory bird populations remain poorly understood 
and we don’t know what conservation measures might be necessary or 
possible. We have four PhD opportunities to address these knowledge 
gaps, as part of a large, collaborative project on avian conservation in 
managed boreal forests. In partnership with industry and government, the 
goal of this 3-year research program is to model and forecast how bird 
species respond to the landscape changes that occur through forestry 
activities, at local, regional, and national extents. The successful 
candidate will use statistical analysis of observational data coupled 
with spatial simulation and scenario analyses. Students will work with 
scientists from the Boreal Avian Modelling Project 
(http://www.borealbirds.ca), Ducks Unlimited Canada, the Canadian Forest 
Service, and Environment and Climate Change Canada, who have assembled 
enormous collections of empirical data that can be used to model 
species’ abundance and distribution in relation to environmental factors 
such as the “forestry footprint”. 
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The following four PhD opportunities are available: The first three 
positions will be in the Department of Wood and Forest Sciences at Laval 
University in Québec City. Laval is a French-language university. Theses 
may be written in English, but the capacity to function in French or the 
interest to learn are recommended. Québec City is well known for its 
exceptional outdoor recreational opportunities, natural beauty, 
historical interest, and vibrant cultural life. The francophone cultural 
environment provides non-francophone students an excellent opportunity 
to develop or improve French language skills. 1. STAND, LANDSCAPE, AND 
REGIONAL FOREST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES TO CONSERVE AVIAN POPULATIONS This 
project will integrate custom predictive avian abundance models and high 
resolution simulation tools (SpaDES) to evaluate: a) how the 
distribution and abundance of avian species varies naturally in space 
and time; b) how the introduction of forest harvesting into unmanaged 
systems affects these two indicators; and c) how variation in spatial 
and temporal patterns of harvesting alters the long-term impacts of 
forest management. The outcomes will be insight into the efficacy of the 
available management and policy instruments in improving joint outcomes 
of harvest levels and species abundance, and how management choices 
should vary among regions with different climates or fire regimes. The 
project will be co-led by STEVEN CUMMING (EM: stevec AT sbf.ulaval.ca) 
and Eliot McIntire (Pacific Forestry Centre). 2. ABUNDANCE AND 
DISTRIBUTION OF WATERFOWL AND OTHER NON-SONGBIRDS IN MANAGED FORESTS 
This project will develop predictive models of waterfowl, raptors, and 
songbirds associated with riparian areas. A critical step will be 
identifying specialized habitat elements (e.g., wetland types, potential 
cavity-trees) and developing indicators for their presence in terms of 
forest inventory and other spatial data. Once species abundance models 
have been built, the student will use simulation models to evaluate best 
management practices for maintaining these species on riparian areas 
within managed forests. The project will be co-led by MARCEL DARVEAU 
(Ducks Unlimited Canada, EM: Marcel.Darveau AT sbf.ulaval.ca) and Steven 
Cumming. 3. SCALE AND EXTENT OF FOREST MANAGEMENT PLANNING: WHAT’S BEST 
FOR BOTH HARVEST AND BIRDS? This project will develop effective methods 
to bridge scales and extents to incorporate non-timber values such as 
forest songbirds in both operational and strategic forest management 
planning. Québec forests will be used as a case study system wherein 
example integrated management areas which account for non-timber values 
are constructed. Some prior knowledge of forest management planning 
and/or operations research would be beneficial in this post. The project 
will be co-led by Frédéric Raulier and STEVEN CUMMING (EM: stevec AT 
sbf.ulaval.ca). 4. COSTS AND BENEFITS OF WITHIN-BLOCK FOREST PRACTICES 
FOR SONGBIRD COMMUNITIES The goal of this project will be to evaluate 
how post-harvest within-block forest structure (e.g., basal area 
remaining) influences bird communities. The project will use Forest 
Resource Inventory, LiDAR, and avian data to quantify and identify 
thresholds and predict species’ non-linear responses to retention areas, 
while evaluating the relative merits of different methods for estimating 
the amount of retained structure from e.g. satellite or LiDAR data. The 
project will be co-led by ERIN BAYNE (EM: bayne AT ualberta.ca) and 
Steven Cumming and will be based in the Department of Biological 
Sciences at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton Alberta, Canada. 
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The students will interact with a large team of researchers across 
Canada, including: Steven Cumming (Université Laval, forest landscape 
dynamics, avian habitat modelling, and spatial simulation), Marcel 
Darveau (Ducks Unlimited Canada and Université Laval, conservation of 
waterfowl and riparian habitat), Erin Bayne (University of Alberta, 
avian ecology and impacts of natural resource management), Eliot 
McIntire (Pacific Forestry Centre, spatial simulation and habitat 
models), Fréderic Raulier (Université Laval, risk management in forest 
planning), Péter Sólymos (University of Alberta, statistical ecology), 
and several postdoctoral fellows working with the Boreal Avian Modelling 
Project (www.borealbirds.ca). These are all lab-based projects, although 
small field components may be possible in some cases. Start date: As 
early as January 2017, not later than September 2017. Qualifications: 
Candidates for any of the four positions should meet the following 
criteria: 1. Strong quantitative skills and keen interest in statistical 
and ecological modelling; 2. High academic standing in avian ecology, 
forest ecology, conservation biology, or similar disciplines; 3. An 
interest in spatial simulation independent of disciplinary background 4. 
A high level of written communication skills in English is essential 5. 
Programming experience (e.g. in R, Python) would be an asset, but 
modelling courses are available 6. Familiarity with forest management 
planning in Canada would be an asset, as would some experience with 
Geographic Information Systems and remotely sensed data Compensation: We 
guarantee $22,000/year for three years. Significant additional 
scholarships may be available as well.  To Apply: Applicants should 
submit by email a short statement of interest, a sample of their 
scientific writing, a current CV, a copy of your most recent transcripts 
(unofficial transcripts are acceptable at this stage), and the names of 
three references. Your letter should indicate how you meet all of the 
criteria, summarize your research interests, and commit to your earliest 
starting date. We will accept applications until suitable candidates are 
found. Candidates should send their application package to the email 
address associated with each position’s description, above. Please 
specify in the subject line for which position you are applying.

AVIAN ECOLOGY INTERNSHIP  at Florida Atlantic University.  Website: 
http://www.science.fau.edu/biology/gawliklab  Location: Everglades, Fl.  
Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 10 Dec 2016. Job Description: Florida Atlantic 
University’s Avian Ecology Lab is seeking 2 interns Feb-May 2017. 
Positions will run from February through May and are based at the 
Florida Atlantic University campus in Boca Raton, Florida. Each 
candidate will split their time between two research projects examining 
wading bird prey in the Everglades: 1) A long-term study focused on the 
availability of wading bird prey in the Everglades. Primary field duties 
include throw-trapping aquatic fauna, plant identification, and 
hydrologic data collection. Sampling sites are located throughout the 
Everglades and accessed via helicopter. Lab duties include data entry 
and the processing and identification of fish and macro-invertebrate 
samples. 2) A research project examining the role juvenile alligators 
play in creating enhanced foraging opportunities for wading birds during 
the breeding season. Primary field duties include setting and retrieving 
minnow traps, processing samples in the field, and walking topography 
transects though the marsh. Duties may include nocturnal alligator 
surveys. Sampling sites are remote and are accessed via airboat. Lab 
duties include data entry and equipment preparation. Opportunities to 
volunteer on additional research projects within the lab at Lake 
Okeechobee and the Florida Keys may exist throughout the season.  
Qualifications: Candidates should be highly motivated and able to work 
long (8-12 hours) hours in subtropical wetland field conditions (heat, 
insects, alligators, snakes, etc.) while maintaining a positive 
attitude. Field work is weather dependent so flexibility is extremely 
important. Preference will be given to candidates with a BS degree in 
biology, wildlife, fisheries, natural resources, or a related field, 
demonstrated field experience, and interest in pursuing a career in this 
field. As per university policy, background checks will be performed 
upon acceptance of position.  Compensation: Unpaid  To Apply: 
Applications must be received by December 10, 2016. Applications should 
be submitted via email to TOM FAUGHNAN (EM: tfaughnan AT fau.edu) as a 
single PDF that contains (1) a letter of interest highlighting relevant 
experience, (2) a resume or CV, and (3) the names and contact 
information for at least 3 references.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW  at University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Location: 
Honolulu, HI.  Duration: 12 months.  Job Type: Post-doc. Application 
Deadline: 15 Dec 2016.  Job Description: POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP at the 
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Location: Honolulu, HI, USA. Duration: 
12 months. Application deadline: December 15, 2016. Job Description: 
Postdoctoral fellowship available for a Hawaiian Short-eared Owl project 
on O‘ahu. Fellow will be responsible for developing standardized survey 
protocols for this state-listed species, estimating population size on 
O‘ahu and relative abundance in various habitat types, creating a 
citizen science website portal, and publishing study results in a 
peer-reviewed journal. Other responsibilities will include collaborating 
with state and federal management agencies on related projects, 
mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students, and engagement with 
stakeholders in the community. Candidate will be responsible for travel 
to and from field sites. Fellow may choose to apply for outside funding 
to continue fellowship beyond 12 months, pending successful completion 
of first year. Qualifications: Must maintain a positive attitude, work 
well independently and in groups, be in good physical condition to 
contend with difficult working conditions (heat, sun, heavy rain, 
mosquitos), and have a demonstrated history of working successfully with 
multiple cultural groups and stakeholders. Must have experience with 
distribution modeling and GIS, and should possess excellent statistical 
skills. Experience with raptors or owls required, and experience 
handling and banding birds preferred.  Compensation: $5000/month for 12 
months.  To Apply: Send cover letter (including the names, email 
addresses and phone numbers of three references) and resume in a single 
email attachment to (EM: pricemel AT hawaii.edu) OR by mail to MELISSA 
PRICE, 1910 East-West Rd, Sherman Rm 101, Honolulu, HI 96822.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN  at USGS Western Ecological Research 
Center.  Website: http://www.werc.usgs.gov/  Location: San Diego, CA.  
Duration: 5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: Up to 12. 
Application Deadline: 30 Jan 2017.  Job Description: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE 
TECHNICIANS needed for ongoing population studies of the endangered 
Least Bell’s Vireo, Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, and other riparian 
birds in San Diego County, California. Primary duties include surveying 
coastal riparian habitat for vireos and flycatchers, nest monitoring, 
resighting color banded birds, and vegetation sampling. Additional 
opportunities include surveying for Cactus Wrens in coastal sage scrub 
habitat, and capturing and banding riparian birds at two MAPS stations. 
Employment dates are 20 March –18 August 2017 (end-date is approximate 
and flexible). Shorter appointments starting 1 May 2017 are also 
available. Housing is available at the San Diego State University Santa 
Margarita Ecological Reserve in Fallbrook, California ($15/day; no 
pets).  Qualifications: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and must be 
reliable, self-motivated, in good physical condition, able to work 
independently in sometimes remote locations, and able to maintain a 
positive attitude under beautiful but sometimes challenging field and 
urban conditions that can include dense vegetation, poison oak, 
rattlesnakes, biting insects, encounters with transients, and working on 
military bases. Applicants must also possess a valid driver’s license, 
be able to operate 4WD vehicles, and be willing occasionally to use 
their personal vehicle for travel to field sites when necessary if 
government vehicles are temporarily unavailable (mileage reimbursed at 
$0.54/mile). Applicants must have working knowledge of Excel, and be 
able to navigate in the field using a compass and GPS (Global 
Positioning System). Experience collecting data with Trimble Juno PDA’s 
(Personal Digital Assistant) a plus. Preference will be given to 
applicants holding current endangered species permits authorizing 
surveying and nest-monitoring of Least Bell’s Vireo and/or Southwestern 
Willow Flycatcher, or with field experience with these or similar 
species. Experience surveying for Cactus Wrens or other coastal sage 
scrub birds is also preferred, as is experience handling and banding 
passerines.  Compensation: Salary ranges from $18-$21/hour depending on 
experience.  To Apply: Please submit a cover letter describing interest 
and qualifications, a CV or resume, your specific dates of availability, 
and the names and contact information (including email) of at least two 
references. Mail/fax/email applications to SUELLEN LYNN, USGS Western 
Ecological Research Center, San Diego Field Station, 4165 Spruance Road, 
Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92101 (PH: 619-225-6437, FX: 619-225-6436, EM: 
suellen_lynn at usgs.gov).. Applications will be reviewed as they are 
received and accepted until positions are filled, but no later than 
January 30, 2017.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TRAINEESHIP  at USGS Western Ecological Research 
Center.  Website: http://www.werc.usgs.gov/  Location: San Diego, CA.  
Duration: 5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: Up to 3. 
Application Deadline: 30 Jan 2017. Job Description: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE 
TECHNICIAN TRAINEESHIPS are available as part of ongoing population 
studies of the endangered Least Bell’s Vireo and Southwestern Willow 
Flycatcher in San Diego County, California. We are seeking entry level 
biologists who are interested in obtaining experience conducting field 
work on endangered birds. Each trainee will work under the direct 
supervision of a permitted biologist whose primary duties include 
surveying coastal riparian habitat for vireos and flycatchers, nest 
monitoring, resighting color banded birds, and vegetation sampling. 
Employment dates are 20 March –18 August 2016 (end-date is approximate 
and flexible). Housing is available at the San Diego State University 
Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve in Fallbrook, California ($15/day; no 
pets). Qualifications: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and must be 
reliable, self-motivated, in good physical condition, and able to 
maintain a positive attitude under beautiful but sometimes challenging 
field and urban conditions that can include dense vegetation, poison 
oak, rattlesnakes, biting insects and encounters with transients. 
Applicants must also possess a valid driver’s license, and be willing 
occasionally to use their personal vehicle for travel to field sites 
when necessary if government vehicles are temporarily unavailable 
(mileage reimbursed at $0.54/mile). Previous experience conducting field 
work on birds preferred.  Compensation: Salary ranges from $16-$20/hour 
depending on experience.  To Apply: Please submit a cover letter 
describing interest and qualifications, a CV or resume, your specific 
dates of availability, and the names and contact information (including 
email) of at least two references. Mail/fax/email applications to 
SUELLEN LYNN, USGS Western Ecological Research Center, San Diego Field 
Station, 4165 Spruance Road, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92101 (PH: 
619-225-6437, FX: 619-225-6436, EM: suellen_lynn at usgs.gov)

GRADUATE POSITION (MASTERS) IN AVIAN ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION AND BEHAVIOR  at 
Northern Michigan University.  Website: http://www.nmu.edu/biology/  
Location: Marquette, MI.  Duration: 2 years.  Job Type: Student.  
Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2017.  Job Description: Seeking applicants 
for a Master of Science student to join our lab in Fall 2017. The 
successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop an independent 
project within the scope of the core research interests of the lab. We 
use a combination of field techniques and molecular genetic tools to 
address evolutionary, behavioral and ecological questions. Our work has 
largely focused on loons and chickadees, and graduate student theses 
that focus on these species will benefit from a color-banded chickadee 
population (with RFID tags), a large loon genetic sample archive, and 
growing genomic database. Northern Michigan University sits on the 
shores of Lake Superior in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula, 
providing ample opportunities for avian field work that would complement 
current research activities underway in the lab. Qualifications: 
Applicants should possess a strong understanding of basic principles of 
ecology, evolution, genetics, and should preferably have prior research 
experience. Computer programming and database management experience are 
preferred. Additional desirable qualities include an aptitude for 
working independently, strong communication and analytical skills, 
enthusiasm for research in both the field and the lab, evidence of an 
ability to think creatively, a good academic record, and familiarity 
with molecular genetic tools. Successful applicant must meet the NMU 
Biology graduate program requirements 
(http://www.nmu.edu/biology/node/80)  Compensation: Two year teaching 
assistantships (tuition/fee waiver, annual stipend, laptop computer) are 
available to qualified applicants on a competitive basis.  To Apply: 
Formal applications are due 1 March, but potential candidates should 
contact Dr. ALEC LINDSAY by email (EM: alindsay AT nmu.edu) by 15 
January, including a brief statement of research interests, a CV, and 
contact information for three references. Review of applications will 
begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis.  Number of Openings: 
1-2. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted 
until positions are filled, but no later than January 30, 2017.

CERULEAN WARBLER FIELD TECHNICIAN POSITIONS  at Ball State University.  
Location: Bloomington, Indiana.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 
2. Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017.  Job Description: Two field 
technicians needed to assist with Cerulean Warbler research in 
Yellowwood and Morgan-Monroe state forests near Bloomington, Indiana 
from May 1, 2017 through approximately July 28, 2017. Primary duties 
include conducting point counts, territory mapping, and intensive nest 
searching and monitoring. During point counts, technicians will record 
the locations of Cerulean Warblers, Brown-headed Cowbirds, Blue Jays, 
and American Crows and must know or be able to quickly learn the 
vocalizations of these birds. Other duties include conducting vegetation 
surveys, entering data, re-sighting color-banded individuals, and 
assisting with banding efforts and a radio-telemetry study. Technicians 
will work 6 days per week, 40 hours per week. Provided are housing in 
shared cabins and a weekly stipend of $380. Technicians must have a 
valid driver’s license and field gear, such as hiking boots, rain gear, 
backpack, etc. Use of personal vehicle to conduct field work is eligible 
for mileage reimbursement.  Qualifications: Must have strong work ethic 
and positive attitude, keen interest in birds and conservation, and 
strong observational and listening skills. Ability to locate birds 
quickly using binoculars, identify bird species by sight and sound, and 
navigate using a GPS, compass and topographic map are also desired. Must 
be able to endure long workdays beginning at sunrise, hike several miles 
per day on steep, uneven terrain, and work in hot, humid conditions with 
ticks, chiggers, poison ivy, and the occasional rattlesnake. Ability to 
follow directions and work well both independently and in groups is 
required. Must have a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology or related field or be 
working towards degree. Preference will be given to applicants with 
experience conducting forest bird surveys, mapping territories, 
searching for/monitoring nests located in high canopy trees, and working 
independently in the field. Good sense of humor, an appreciation of bird 
puns, and knowledge of Indiana vegetation is a plus!  To Apply: Please 
send a cover letter discussing your qualifications, including your 
research experience and skills, resume, and contact information for 
three references in a single electronic document with “Cerulean Warbler 
Field Tech. Position” in the subject line of the e-mail to both CLAYTON 
DELANCEY (EM: cddelancey AT bsu.edu), and GARRETT MACDONALD (EM: 
gjmacdonald2 AT bsu.edu). Applications will be reviewed as they are 
submitted.

VOLUNTEER ASSISTANTS FOR FIELD STUDY OF BLACK-THROATED AND 
SILVER-THROATED TITS IN CHINA  at Beijing Forestry University. Website: 
http://www.luckytit.cn  Location: Dongzhai National Reserve, Henan 
Province, China  Duration: 1.5-3 months.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of 
Openings: 2-3. Application Deadline: 10 Jan 2017.  Job Description: 
Volunteer assistants are needed for a field study of the breeding 
biology and behavioral ecology of Black-throated tits and 
Silver-throated tits in the Dongzhai National Nature Reserve of central 
China. The project will start in January and will last until the end of 
May, 2016. Volunteers are expected to assist in monitoring the 
color-banded populations, starting from the beginning of February and 
stay through the end of April or mid-May. Main duties include 
mist-netting birds, searching nest, blood sampling, behavioral 
observation, watching nest-monitoring videos, data entry, as well as any 
other possible works involved in the field. Assistants will work with 
researchers from Beijing Forestry University. All expenses in China 
during work period (i.e. housing, foods, and local travels, etc) will be 
covered, but there is no salary, and the assistants are responsible for 
their travel to and from China. Volunteers will have opportunities to 
learn field skills of ornithological research, see many bird species of 
central China, and experience Chinese tradition and culture.  
Qualifications: A serious attitude towards work is always important. 
Previous experience with birds is preferred, but not essential. Basic 
training such as bird banding, behavioral observation, blood sampling, 
will be provided. Volunteers are expected to have strong interests in 
birds and animal behaviors, physically fit, and be willing to work for 
long and irregular time in the field, and share rooms with other crew 
members.   To Apply: Please contact Haohui GUAN (EM: luckytit AT 
163.com). When applying, please include a cover letter, a resume, and =2 
recommendation letters (it would be greatly appreciated if the 
recommendation letters are directly sent by references to the above 
email address).

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERN  at Friends of Coastal South Carolina.  
Website: http://www.sccoastalfriends.org  Location: Charleston and 
Georgetown Counties, South Carolina.  Duration: open.  Job Type: 
Intern.  Application Deadline: 30 Jan 2017.  Job Description: Friends of 
Coastal South Carolina has an immediate opening for a creative, and 
self-motivated environmental education program intern. Friends of 
Coastal South Carolina is a nonprofit organization dedicated to 
conservation of the natural resources along the South Carolina coast. We 
support environmental education and wildlife conservation projects for 
the Francis Marion National Forest and Waccamaw, Cape Romain, and E.F. 
Hollings ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuges. Our organization was 
established in 1996 and currently conducts 14,000 interactions with kids 
along the South Carolina coast each year through our environmental 
education programs. Our standards based programs reach a diverse group 
of elementary and middle school students and focus on using the 
ecosystems of the forest and refuges to introduce students to real world 
application of their classroom science and math lessons. In addition, 
through teaching our students about the value of our coastal ecosystems, 
and their role as stewards of our environment, we hope to instill in 
them an appreciation for these ecosystems that will lead to a lifelong 
conservation ethic. For more information about our programs and 
organization please see our website at www.sccoastalfriends.org This is 
your opportunity to pass your enthusiasm and excitement for the 
environment and conservation on to the next generation while getting 
great experience in education, public relations, and general national 
wildlife refuge and national forest operations. The Selected candidate 
will: • Learn and lead a variety of innovative ecosystem based 
environmental education programs for K-12 students. Programs are taught 
in the field (salt marsh, freshwater wetlands, longleaf pine and 
maritime forest) and in our laboratories and classrooms at the Sewee and 
Waccamaw Environmental Education Centers. As part of our eight week 
Earth Stewards program we also teach a number of in-school programs 
which build on students’ field experiences. • Assist with visitor 
services and general operations at the Sewee Visitor and Environmental 
Education Center which serves the Francis Marion National Forest and 
Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. • Although the primary focus of 
this position will be education and interpretation, interns will have 
the opportunity to participate in ongoing refuge and forest conservation 
programs, including loggerhead sea turtle nest protection efforts 
(spring/summer). Candidates with interest in program development will 
also have the opportunity to develop and lead student service learning 
projects and develop standards based STEM lessons.  Qualifications: The 
ideal applicant should: • Hold, or be working toward, a Bachelor’s 
Degree in Biology, Science Education, Environmental Science or a related 
field. • Have a working knowledge of South Carolina coastal ecosystems. 
• Be willing to learn about the national forest and wildlife refuges we 
partner with and their management programs. • Have a desire to work with 
children of all ages and backgrounds. • Be self-motivated, detail 
oriented, have excellent communication skills and enjoy interacting with 
the public. • Be willing to work some Saturdays and an occasional 
evening. • Be willing to work with live animals (including turtles, 
lizards, snakes, alligators, fish, etc.) Compensation: Benefits: • 
Potential to develop a thesis or project for college or graduate school 
credit. • Potential to develop education programs (based on on-going 
research on the refuge/forest or a special interest/topic you would like 
to teach.). Time-frame, Compensation, and Additional Details: • Interns 
work 30 to 40 hours a week. Preference will be given to candidates who 
can commit to working at least six months and have previous 
environmental education experience. • Housing provided at Cape Romain 
National Wildlife refuge in Awendaw, SC. • A small stipend may be 
available depending on experience and time commitment.   To apply: Send 
brief cover letter (one page maximum), resume ( two pages maximum) and 
three professional references to GRACE GASPER (EM: grace AT 
sccoastalfriends.org). Please submit all requested information together 
in a single Word or PDF document labeled first name.last name. Please 
put intern application in the subject line.

PART-TIME NATURALIST  at Friends of Coastal South Carolina. Website: 
http://www.sccoastalfriends.org  Location: Charleston and Georgetown 
Counties, SC.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent. Number of Openings: 
2. Application Deadline: 30 Jan 2017.  Job Description: Friends of 
Coastal South Carolina has an immediate opening for a part-time, 
experienced naturalists to teach in our environmental education 
programs. Friends of Coastal South Carolina is a nonprofit organization 
dedicated to conservation of the natural resources along the South 
Carolina coast. We support environmental education and wildlife 
conservation projects for the Francis Marion National Forest and 
Waccamaw, Cape Romain, and E.F. Hollings ACE Basin National Wildlife 
Refuges. Our organization was established in 1996 and currently conducts 
14,000 interactions with kids along the South Carolina coast each year 
through our environmental education programs. Our standards based 
programs reach a diverse group of elementary and middle school students 
and focus on using the ecosystems of the forest and refuges to introduce 
students to real world application of their classroom science and math 
lessons. In addition, through teaching our students about the value of 
our coastal ecosystems, and their role as stewards of our environment, 
we hope to instill in them an appreciation for these ecosystems that 
will lead to a lifelong conservation ethic. For more information about 
our programs and organization please see our website at 
www.sccoastalfriends.org We set exceptionally high standards for the 
content of our programs as well as the quality of our program delivery. 
Instructors must have excellent teaching skills and the ability to 
engage and direct K-12 kids in a variety of settings and group sizes. 
Instructors must be able to project passion and enthusiasm for the 
natural world and explain science lessons and conservation topics 
clearly and in a way that sparks students’ interest and curiosity. 
Primary Duties include: • Teaching standards-based lessons to students 
grades K-12. Programs are taught on a variety of sites, include Waccamaw 
NWR in northwestern Georgetown County, Cape Romain National Wildlife 
Refuge/Francis Marion National Forest near Awendaw, SC, and ACE Basin 
NWR in southern Charleston County. We also utilize classroom and 
laboratory facilities at the Sewee Environmental Education Center in 
Awendaw and at the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge Visitor and 
Environmental Education Center. During the school year we teach a 
limited number of in-class lessons. • Coordinating logistical aspects of 
the programs you are assigned to teach, including but not limited to: 
coordinating scheduling with other staff, supervising volunteers and 
interns who assist with programs, ensuring necessary supplies are 
available for programs and maintain classroom and laboratory facilities. 
Instructors may also be asked to assist with education animal (reptiles 
and amphibians) care.  Qualifications: The ideal applicant should have: 
• At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Science Education, 
Environmental Science or a related field with at least two years of 
experience teaching in an environmental education setting; • An 
understanding of current environmental education trends, relevant SC 
State standards for education, and current conservation issues. • A 
strong knowledge of our local ecosystems (especially salt 
marsh,freshwater wetlands and longleaf pine forests); • Proven ability 
to manage volunteers and interns, interact with teachers and conduct 
classes in a safe outdoor learning environment. • Basic technology 
skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office products. • 
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Additional 
Requirements: • Must be creative, flexible, and self-motivated with a 
strong work ethic and the ability to take initiative, meet deadlines and 
deal with daily challenges (this is a very independent position). • Must 
pass a federal criminal background screening. • Must be able to work 
outside and stand/walk on trails in all seasons for long periods of 
time. • Must be willing to handle and care for educational animals, 
including turtles, snakes and a small alligator. • Must be able to lift 
40 lbs. • Must have a valid driver’s license.  Compensation: Salary 
range begins at $15 per hour.  To Apply: Send brief cover letter (one 
page maximum), resume (no more than two pages) and three professional 
references to GRACE GASPER, Executive Director, (EM: grace AT 
sccoastalfriends.org). Please submit all materials together as a single 
Word or PDF document labeled as first name. last name. Please put 
naturalist application in the subject line.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS COORDINATOR  at Friends of Coastal 
South Carolina.  Website: http://www.sccoastalfriends.org  Location: 
Charleston and Georgetown Counties, SC.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: 
Permanent.  Application Deadline: 30 Jan 2017.  Job Description: Friends 
of Coastal South Carolina has an immediate opening for a full-time, 
experienced educator to manage and deliver our environmental education 
programs. Friends of Coastal South Carolina is a nonprofit conservation 
organization dedicated to conservation of the natural resources along 
the South Carolina coast. We fulfill or mission through supporting 
environmental education and wildlife conservation projects for the 
Francis Marion National Forest and Waccamaw, Cape Romain, and E.F. 
Hollings ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuges. Our organization was 
established in 1996 and currently conducts 14,000 interactions with kids 
along the South Carolina coast each year through our environmental 
education programs. Our standards based programs reach a diverse group 
of elementary and middle school students and focus on using the 
ecosystems of the forest and refuges to introduce students to real world 
application of their classroom science and math lessons. In addition, 
through teaching our students about the value of our coastal ecosystems, 
and their role as stewards of our environment, we hope to instill in 
them an appreciation for these ecosystems that will lead to a lifelong 
conservation ethic. For more information about our programs and 
organization please see our website at www.sccoastalfriends.org We set 
exceptionally high standards for the content of our programs as well as 
the quality of our program delivery. This position requires excellent 
teaching skills and the ability to engage and direct K-12 kids in a 
variety of settings and group sizes. Instructors must be able to project 
passion and enthusiasm for the natural world and explain science lessons 
and conservation topics clearly and in a way that sparks students’ 
interest and curiosity. This is a challenging position that requires a 
great deal of flexibility. It does however offer the ideal applicant a 
great deal of independence and room for creativity. We want a candidate 
who will be committed to keeping our education program area fresh and 
innovative in the years to come. This candidate will also have a great 
deal of input in identifying the needed resources to meet our future 
program goals. Primary Duties include: • Teaching standards-based 
lessons to students grades K-12. Programs are taught on a variety of 
sites, include Waccamaw NWR in northwestern Georgetown County, Cape 
Romain National Wildlife Refuge/Francis Marion National Forest near 
Awendaw, SC, and ACE Basin NWR in southern Charleston County. We also 
utilize classroom and laboratory facilities at the Sewee Environmental 
Education Center in Awendaw and at the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge 
Visitor and Environmental Education Center. During the school year we 
teach a limited number of in-class lessons. • Coordinating all 
logistical aspects of the education programs, including but not limited 
to: working with schools to schedule programs; supervising volunteers 
and interns to assist with programs, including scheduling and training; 
ensuring necessary program supplies are available; maintain classroom 
and laboratory facilities; providing education animal care (reptiles and 
amphibians). • Program development: ensuring our programs stay 
innovative and relevant to current environmental issues, especially 
issues directly impacting the forest and refuges, incorporating data 
from ongoing research on the refuges and forest into lessons, ensuring 
programs are aligned with the SC Department of Education standards; 
working with teachers to ensure curricula are aligned with their needs. 
• Impacts assessment: working with executive director to identify 
additional ways to quantify the impacts of our programs on students’ 
academic learning and attitudes towards conservation. • Work with 
executive director to conduct outreach to establish relationships with 
new schools. • Manage the organization’s social media (with guidance 
from the executive director). • Participating with the executive 
director and board in other aspects of the non-profit organization as 
needed including fundraising and community outreach events, 
communication with donors. , and managing the organization’s social 
media. • Assisting with operations of our two education center retail 
stores. May occasionally be asked to help with other education center 
operations.  Qualifications: The ideal applicant should have: • At least 
a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) in Biology, Science Education, 
Environmental Science or a related field. • At least two years’ 
experience teaching in an environmental education setting. Program 
administration experience preferred. • An understanding of current 
environmental education trends, relevant SC State standards for 
education, and current conservation issues. • A strong knowledge of our 
local ecosystems (especially salt marsh,freshwater wetlands and longleaf 
pine forests); • A desire to work with children of all ages and 
backgrounds; • Willingness to travel to our different Education Centers 
as well as schools along the coast for programs (federal vehicle 
available for travel to off-site programs); • Proven ability to manage 
volunteers and interns, interface with teachers and conduct classes in a 
safe outdoor learning environment. • Be creative, flexible, and 
self-motivated with a strong work ethic and the ability to take 
initiative, meet deadlines and deal with daily challenges (this is a 
very independent position); • Excellent technology skills, including 
proficiency with Microsoft Office products, and social media. • 
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability 
to develop and deliver formal presentations to a variety of audiences. 
Additional Requirements: • Must pass a federal criminal background 
screening. • Must be able to work outside and stand/walk on trails in 
all seasons for long periods of time. • Must be willing to handle and 
care for educational animals, including turtles, snakes and a small 
alligator. • Must be able to lift 40 lbs. • Must have a valid driver’s 
license. • Must be willing to work on the occasional weekend and 
evening.  Compensation: Salary range is between $30K - $35K.  To Apply: 
Send brief cover letter (one page maximum), resume (no more than three 
pages, two preferred) and three professional references to GRACE GASPER, 
Executive Director, (EM: grace AT sccoastalfriends.org). Please submit 
all materials as a single Word or PDF document labeled as first name. 
last name. Please put program coordinator position in the subject line.

SAGE GROUSE TECHNICIANS AND CREW LEADERS  at University of Idaho. 
Website: https://idahogrousegrazing.wordpress.com/  Location: Southern 
Idaho (see description).  Duration: 3-6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: ~20. Application Deadline: 18 Dec 2016.  Job 
Description: Wildlife technicians, Range Technicians, and Crew Leaders 
needed for an extensive research project in southern Idaho to examine 
the effects of spring cattle grazing on sage-grouse demographic traits 
and habitat characteristics. Duties may include: trapping and banding 
sage-grouse at night in remote locations, attaching radio collars to 
female sage-grouse, using telemetry to track radio-marked sage-grouse to 
locate nests, monitoring nests, conducting brood surveys, measuring 
vegetation characteristics and grazing intensity, plant identification, 
fence installation, mapping percent grass utilization by hiking 
continuously for the entire day over large areas, insect sampling, and 
data entry. Tasks will vary depending on project needs and start date. 
All wildlife technicians will conduct substantial insect and vegetation 
sampling; a wildlife technician may primarily conduct vegetation 
sampling for several consecutive weeks during which identifying grasses 
and forbs is required. All technicians will be expected to identify a 
set of common grasses and forbs to species prior to starting employment. 
Crew leaders will be responsible for overseeing all field activities at 
one study site, including supervising ~4 field technicians, writing and 
submitting regular updates, ensuring data quality, and coordinating 
field logistics. Technicians will need to walk many hours daily over 
rough terrain (off-trail) in remote areas, and will be required to work 
unusual hours including at night and very early mornings. Technicians 
will work at one or more of 5 study sites in southern Idaho: Big 
Southern Butte near Arco, ID; Jim Sage Mountains near Almo, ID; Browns 
Bench near Rogerson, ID; Sheep Creek near Grasmere, ID; and Pahsimeroi 
Valley near Challis, ID. Technicians may be moved between sites on short 
notice depending on project needs. This highly collaborative project 
will involve working closely with personnel from Idaho Department of 
Fish and Game, the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, 
the University of Idaho, local ranchers, and other stakeholders. Start 
and end dates are somewhat flexible.   Qualifications include an 
undergraduate degree (or working towards one) in wildlife science, 
zoology, rangeland ecology, botany or a related field (e.g., Biology, 
Zoology, etc.). Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills, a 
strong work ethic, a valid driver’s license, willingness to travel, and 
willingness to live and conduct field research under rigorous and remote 
conditions during variable weather conditions (snow and rain early in 
the field season; heat at the end of the field season). Applicants with 
previous experience performing one or more of the duties described above 
will be given preference, especially those plant identification and 
vegetation survey experience. Experience working/living in rural areas 
and with 4WD vehicles is beneficial.  Compensation: Range and Wildlife 
Technicians: $2000-2200/month (Depending on experience) Crew Leaders: 
$2200-2400/month (Depending on experience)   To apply, please send the 
following materials in a single .pdf or .docx (via email attachment) to 
ANDREW MEYERS (EM: grsg.idaho AT gmail.com): (1) Cover letter, (2) 
resume, and (3) contact information for >3 references. Please indicate 
which position you are applying for by writing “Range Technician”, 
"Wildlife Technician", or "Crew Leader" in the subject line. 
Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so some applicants 
may be selected before 18 December.













Subject: Birdjobs -- November 15, 2016
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Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2016 17:35:06 -0500
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PROFESSOR IN TERRESTRIAL ECOLOGY/CONSERVATION BIOLOGY University of 
Toronto Scarborough -- The Department of Biological Sciences, University 
of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a tenure-stream 
appointment in the areas of Ecology and Conservation Biology. The 
appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on 
July 1, 2017. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct 
innovative research at the highest international level and to establish 
an outstanding, externally funded research program. Candidates must have 
a PhD in Ecology, Conservation Biology or close equivalent by the time 
of appointment or shortly thereafter. Applicants must have a 
demonstrated record of excellence in research, as demonstrated by 
publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, 
presentations at significant conferences, awards for work in the field, 
and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. 
Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to excellence in 
undergraduate and graduate student training and supervision. Evidence of 
commitment to excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through 
teaching accomplishments, letters of reference and the statement of 
teaching philosophy submitted as part of the application. The successful 
candidate will work in the areas of urban and rural terrestrial ecology, 
and the management of ecosystem services in human-modified landscapes. 
They will have an active field program, with potential to capitalize on 
the network of urban-rural greenspaces local to the campus, including 
the Rouge National Urban Park, Canada’s first National Urban Park 
(http://bit.ly/OMSt3K); the University of Toronto’s Koffler Scientific 
Reserve, an internationally recognized site for research and education 
in biodiversity, ecology and conservation biology 
(http://ksr.utoronto.ca/; and the Ontario Greenbelt 
(http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page187.aspx). The University of Toronto is an 
international leader in biological research and education and the 
Department of Biological Sciences enjoys strong ties to other units 
within the University. The successful candidate will join an expanding 
and dynamic group of faculty working in the areas of Ecology, Evolution, 
and Conservation, and will contribute to both the undergraduate 
curriculum and graduate teaching in Conservation and Biodiversity as 
part of a professional Master’s program. They will be expected to 
participate in the Graduate Department of Ecology and Evolutionary 
Biology at the University of Toronto (http://www.eeb.utoronto.ca/)to 
maintain an active research program centered at the University of 
Toronto Scarborough, and to foster and facilitate inclusivity while 
working in one of Canada's most diverse institutions. Salary will be 
commensurate with qualifications and experience. All qualified 
candidates are invited to apply by clicking on this link 
https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1601572. 
Applications must include a CV, statements of research and teaching 
interests and three representative publications. Submission guidelines 
can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining 
attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Applicants 
should also arrange that letters of reference (on letterhead, signed and 
scanned) from at least three referees familiar with the candidate’s 
research and teaching be emailed directly by the referees to: (EM: 
biologygeneral  AT utsc.utoronto.ca). Applications lacking reference 
letters will not be considered. If you have questions about this 
position, please email (EM: biologygeneral  AT utsc.utoronto.ca). All 
materials must be received by December 8, 2016. Further information on 
the research and teaching activities of the department can be found at 
http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~biosci/. The University of Toronto is 
strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially 
welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of color, women, 
Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with 
disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the 
further diversification of ideas. As part of your application, you will 
be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. 
Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be 
accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be 
aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, 
please see http://uoft.me/UP.   All qualified candidates are encouraged 
to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

  RAPTOR COUNTER NEEDED to conduct, as a contracted service, the 2017 
full season spring raptor migration count at Onondaga Audubon Society's 
Derby Hill Bird Observatory located in Mexico, N.Y. from March 1 - May 
31, 2017.  Applicants must be adept at identifying and enumerating 
eastern hawks, falcons, eagles and vultures at a distance using a 
standard protocol.   The counter is responsible for daily counts, data 
entry and preparation of a daily log for publication on the Observatory 
website five days/week (no less than 40 hours/week) as coordinated with 
the Operations Manager.  As appropriate, the counter is expected to 
engage site visitors about the Observatory's mission and natural 
history.  The successful candidate will have excellent written and 
verbal communication skills, demonstrated computer skills, including 
data entry and use of MS Office, be in good physical condition and 
willing to work outdoors for extended periods.  The counter is expected 
to provide his/her optical equipment and reliable transportation.  On 
site housing is provided.  Contracted services include the preparation 
of a report of the count and observations at the conclusion of the 
season.  Compensation for contracted services will range from $4,500 - 
$5,000 depending upon experience.  Applications will be accepted until 
January 15, 2017 or until a qualified candidate is selected, whichever 
occurs first.  Applicants must be US citizens or posses required 
documentation that they are eligible to be contracted within this 
country.  Please email cover letter and resume outlining relevant 
experience (including contact information and three references) to DAVID 
FITCH (EM: dfitch52  AT gmail.com).

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR of Biology and DIRECTOR, Bowdoin Scientific Station 
on Kent Island  at Bowdoin College.  Website: 
https://careers.bowdoin.edu  Location: Brunswick, Maine (US). Duration: 
beginning Fall 2017; Open.  Job Type: Professor. Application Deadline: 1 
Feb 2017.  Job Description: Bowdoin College, located along the coast in 
Brunswick, Maine, invites applications for the position of Assistant 
Professor of Biology and Director, Bowdoin Scientific Station on Kent 
Island beginning Fall 2017. The successful candidate will play a 
leadership role in fostering a thriving intellectual environment at 
Bowdoin College’s Scientific Station on Kent Island 
(https://www.bowdoin.edu/kent-island/). The station, located on Kent 
Island, New Brunswick, Canada (44 35'N, 66 45'W), was established in 
1935 as a research facility and sanctuary for nesting seabirds, and has 
been a member of the Organization of Biological Field Stations since 
1988. Population, community and behavioral ecologists are encouraged to 
apply and applicants should demonstrate that their research takes 
advantage of this unique island setting. We are particularly interested 
in candidates who are committed to the instruction and support of a 
diverse student population and who will enrich and contribute to the 
ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic diversity of the Department and 
College faculty. The summer research season typically includes 6-10 
fellowship students conducting research during the summer months under 
the guidance of the Director, an Assistant Director - the search for 
whom will be led by the successful candidate - and a vibrant community 
of international researchers. We especially welcome applications from 
those with quantitative strengths in, for example, statistical analyses, 
demographic modeling, or the use of genomic and bioinformatic approaches 
to ecological questions. The yearly teaching load on the main campus 
includes a core course in general ecology, participation in introductory 
biology or non-majors biology and an upper level course in Biology. 
Bowdoin faculty are committed to providing research opportunities for 
undergraduate students and the successful candidate will be expected to 
mentor student-led independent projects and to actively encourage 
student involvement in research. Excellent opportunities exist for 
disciplinary and interdisciplinary interactions and collaborations with 
Bowdoin faculty in Biology, Earth and Oceanographic Science, and 
Environmental Studies along with other departments and programs at the 
College, and for synergies with Bowdoin’s Marine Lab and Coastal Studies 
Center on Orr’s Island ME. The Coastal Studies Center, a 20-minute drive 
from main campus, is a 114 acre facility that includes over 100 acres of 
coastal forest, a marine laboratory with flowing seawater, access to 5 
miles of coastline, and a small boat fleet to access Casco Bay and the 
greater Gulf of Maine. Qualifications: Ph.D. required; postdoctoral 
experience preferred. Bowdoin College offers strong support for faculty 
research and teaching. We recognize that recruiting and retaining 
faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To 
that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and 
respond creatively to the needs of spouses and partners of members of 
the faculty.  To Apply: Bowdoin College accepts only electronic 
submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit a cover 
letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans, statement 
describing teaching philosophy/experience, a statement of directorial 
vision for the Bowdoin Scientific Station on Kent Island, and the names 
and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide 
letters of recommendation upon request. Review of applications begins 
February 1, 2017. A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine 
coast with a diverse student body made up of 31% students of color, 5% 
international students and approximately 15% first generation college 
students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality and is an equal 
opportunity employer. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis 
of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity 
and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, 
or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.

RING-NECKED PHEASANT FIELD CREW LEADER  at Nebraska Cooperative Fish and 
Wildlife Research Unit and Nebraska Game and Parks.  Website: 
http://snr.unl.edu/necoopunit/  Location: Southwest Nebraska. Duration: 
2-year term.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 1 Jan 2017.  
Job Description: The Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research 
Unit and Nebraska Game and Parks are recruiting a field crew leader to 
study survival, nesting ecology, and movement of Ring-Necked Pheasants 
in Southwest Nebraska. Employment is a full-time, 2-year term position, 
eligible for benefits. The crew leader will be responsible for 
supervising up to five research technicians and coordinating field 
research activities on a daily basis. Among other duties, primary field 
responsibilities expected of the crew leader will include: capturing, 
banding, and fitting radio-transmitters to ring-necked pheasants, 
tracking pheasants using telemetry equipment, tracking and locating 
pheasant hens and broods, and performing nest visits, brood flushing, 
and vegetation sampling. In addition to supervising field activities, 
the crew leader will be responsible for scheduling technicians, data 
management, reporting research progress to supervisor, and maintaining 
equipment, inventory, and research vehicles. Qualifications: A 
Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Ecology or a related field and relevant 
field experience is required. Previous leadership experience is highly 
desired, though not required. Successful applicants should have 
experience capturing, handling, banding, and radio-marking birds, as 
well as tracking animals using telemetry equipment. Basic GIS skills 
will be beneficial, though not necessary (ArcMAP or QGIS). Those that 
apply should have an enthusiasm for field work and upland game bird 
ecology, and be physically fit – capable of walking long distances 
through dense vegetation and working long days in inclement weather. The 
crew leader will be expected to coordinate field efforts to meet 
research project goals, objectives, and deadlines, while supervising a 
team of field technicians. Therefore, those that apply must possess 
strong leadership qualities, be detail-oriented and self-motivated, and 
have a strong work ethic. All applicants are subject to University of 
Nebraska-Lincoln hiring requirements, including a criminal background 
check and satisfactory driving record. If selected for employment, 
applicants will be required to complete CPR, First Aid, and AED 
certification prior to beginning field work. Employment is a full-time, 
2 year term position, eligible for benefits. Shared field housing is 
provided in Culbertson, NE.  Compensation: $15.50/hr + shared housing 
provided  To apply, please send a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact 
information for three references to JENNY FOGGIA (EM: jfoggia  AT 
unl.edu). Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Individuals not 
selected for an interview/hiring will be notified after the closing 
date. For information about Upland Bird Research at UNL, visit: 
http://snr.unl.edu/prairiebirds/ For information about the Fontaine Lab 
at UNL, visit: https://sites.google.com/site/tjfontaineunl/

RESEARCH COLLECTIONS & CITIZEN SCIENCE COORDINATOR  at Mohonk Preserve.  
Website: http://www.mohonkpreserve.org  Location: New Paltz, NY.  
Duration: Open.  Application Deadline: 25 Nov 2016.  Job Description: As 
part of our commitment to expanding our Conservation Science 
programming, we are recruiting for a 2-year full-time, partially 
grant-funded position, renewable contingent upon funding. Under the 
direct supervision of the Director of Conservation Science, the Research 
Collections and Citizen Science Coordinator carries out the ecological 
monitoring and Citizen Science Program of the Mohonk Preserve, and 
curates the research, specimen, and data collection at the Daniel Smiley 
Research Center. This position will support Conservation Science 
Department initiatives, outreach opportunities, and Preserve events in 
support of the Preserve’s mission. Considerable time will be dedicated 
to developing a new Citizen Science Program in conjunction with a 
Watershed Monitoring and Inventory Program, as well as to overseeing 
efforts to digitize our vast natural history records database. This job 
announcement is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list 
of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this 
position. There may be unplanned activities and other duties assigned. 
No phone calls please. For more information about the Preserve, visit 
our website: www.mohonkpreserve.org Mohonk Preserve is an Equal 
Opportunity Employer  Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, 
Ecology, or related field required; MS preferred. Expertise in any area 
of Ecology/Biology will be considered, though preference may be given to 
candidates with expertise in botany or pollination biology; • Ability to 
work well with volunteers, interns, external researchers, the general 
public, partner organizations, Board members, donors and Preserve staff. 
Experience with cross-disciplinary partnerships, collaborative research 
efforts, or networked organizations preferred ; • Fluency with standard 
computer software. Proficiency with one or more programming languages 
(e.g. Python, Perl, R, shell scripting) and experience working with 
specimen/records-based databases (e.g. Specify, Emu, Sybmiota) a plus; • 
Demonstrated knowledge of biostatistics and standard ecological research 
methodology; • Exemplary communication and presentation skills; • Strong 
organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to balance 
multiple projects per season; • Familiarity with natural 
history/specimen collections • Knowledge of leading trends in 
environmental and ecological research; strongly preferred: experience in 
field studies and/or familiarity with field station or similar natural 
area research program; • Willingness to work occasional (sometimes 
frequent) weekends and holidays; some irregular hours, including 
evenings, required. Mohonk Preserve has a flex policy to balance hours 
worked during the pay period. • Ability to navigate and traverse 
back-country, off-trail land conditions over mountainous terrain, 
sometimes while carrying equipment for several hours at a time; 
willingness and ability to work in difficult weather conditions 
including heat, rain, and snow. • Valid driver’s license and clean 
driving record to ensure ability to drive Mohonk Preserve vehicles.  
Compensation: Salary: Mid to upper $30’s based on experience. Generous 
benefits including health, life, long-term disability insurance, 
retirement plan.  To Apply: Applications accepted via e-mail only. 
Please submit as a single PDF: cover letter, CV, and the names and 
contact information for 3 references by November 25, 2016 to (EM: 
employment  AT mohonkpreserve.org).

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS: behavioral ecology of lance-tailed manakins 
in Panama.  at Florida State University.  Website: 
http://www.bio.fsu.edu/duval/  Location: Isla Boca Brava, Republic of 
Panama.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 
2.  Application Deadline: 20 Nov 2016.  Job Description: Positions are 
available 15 Feb to 10 Jun 2017 for an ongoing behavioral study of 
female mate choice and male display behavior in lance-tailed manakins 
(Chiroxiphia lanceolata) in Panama. Females of this small, lekking bird 
“shop” among males that display in cooperative pairs on dispersed 
display territories. Successful applicants will be involved in work 
investigating questions such as how indirect genetic benefits affect 
female mate choice and maternal investment, why dominant males tolerate 
subordinate cooperators, and how male experience affects display 
performance and cooperative behavior. Responsibilities include 
resighting color-banded birds, daily maintenance of a video detection 
system, conducting many hour-long behavioral observations at display 
sites, nest-searching through dense secondary-growth dry tropical 
forest, and mistnetting birds for banding and blood sampling, as well as 
data entry and organizational tasks. Experience in one or more of these 
areas is strongly preferred. Applicants should have a very strong 
interest in animal behavior, birds, and field biology. The full field 
crew includes 4-5 adults and one four-year-old (!) who will live and 
work on a remote island off of Panama's Pacific coast and share housing 
with close quarters. The site may have limited internet access and cell 
phone reception: experience working in isolated field settings and/or 
shared living situations with little privacy is highly desirable.  
Qualifications: Applicants should be enthusiastic, physically fit, and 
emotionally grounded. Expect to work long days (6am-6pm six days a 
week), be woken at 4 am by howler monkeys on a regular basis, and see 
some amazing bird behavior. A sense of humor, ability to work 
independently, and willingness to accommodate unpredictable changes is 
especially important as this year’s research team includes a 4-year-old 
child. Conversational Spanish ability is strongly preferred for this 
position. Assistants are also required to complete online animal care 
and use training shortly after being hired.  Compensation: Food, 
housing, and required transportation within Panama will be provided, as 
well as a $500 honorarium upon completion of the field season to help 
defray costs of health insurance and personal purchases. Assistants will 
be reimbursed for round-trip airfare to Panama City, Panama (up to $750) 
and snake gaiters (~$75) upon completion of the field season. Food, 
housing, and required transportation within Panama will be provided. For 
more information on the research, see (URL: 
http://www.bio.fsu.edu/faculty-duval.php). Panamanian citizens are 
encouraged to apply, and assistants not requiring airfare to reach the 
Republic of Panama would receive a modestly increased personal 
honorarium.  To apply, send: 1) coverletter explaining your motivation 
and suitability to work on this project, 2) resume, and 3) email and 
phone numbers of three references familiar with your field skills, 
personality, and motivation to: DR. EMILY DUVAL and ELLIOT SCHUNKE, 
Florida State University Department of Biological Science, (EM: 
elliot.schunke AT gmail.com). Please use the subject line “Lance-tailed 
Manakin field assistant application.” Review of applications will 
continue until positions are filled. Note that the DuVal Lab is also 
searching for competitive graduate student applicants for Fall 2017 (1 
Dec 2016 application deadline).

SNAIL KITE RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at University of Florida.  Website: 
http://wec.ufl.edu/coop/  Location: Kenansville, FL.  Duration: 6 
months.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2. Application 
Deadline: 2 Dec 2016.  Job Description: The Florida Cooperative Fish and 
Wildlife Research Unit is based out of the University of Florida in 
Gainesville and oversees several ongoing wetland-related research 
projects. We are seeking two highly motivated field technicians to 
assist with the long-term study of the endangered Snail Kite. We are 
monitoring the Snail Kite population via mark-recapture methods as well 
as making behavioral observations and collecting data related to 
foraging ecology. Field work for this project is conducted throughout 
the wetland ecosystems of central and south Florida from the Kissimmee 
chain of lakes in the north (near Orlando) to the Everglades in the 
south (near Miami). The field work involves the extensive use of 
airboats. Applicants must be willing to work LONG, flexible hours in a 
HOT, humid environment amidst alligators, snakes, and biting insects. 
Some days involve working from sunrise to sunset. All of the necessary 
training will be supplied, including airboat operation and maintenance. 
Duties include trapping, handling and banding of Snail Kites, behavioral 
observations, mark-recapture surveys, nest searching, data entry, snail 
trapping, vegetation sampling and maintenance of field equipment and 
boats. Assistance on peripheral projects related to the project may also 
be required from time to time. Housing will be provided at the Three 
Lakes Wildlife Management Area south of St. Cloud, FL. Applicants should 
be comfortable living in a field house in a remote area with only a few 
other coworkers.  Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Ecology, Biology, 
Environmental Science, Wildlife, or a related field is required. 
Applicant must have a valid U.S. driver's license. Experience with 
engine repair/maintenance and boats including trailering is a major 
plus, but not necessary. Ability to comfortably handle wild raptors is 
also a plus. These positions start in late January and run through the 
end of July/beginning of August. These field technician positions can 
potentially be extended for several years, and may lead to an 
opportunity to enter a masters research program.  Compensation: 
$11.00/Hr  To Apply: Interested persons should send a resume with a 
cover letter and three references to JESSICA PADILLA via e-mail at (EM: 
snailkites  AT gmail.com) by December 2, 2016. For questions see our 
website (URL: http://www.wec.ufl.edu/coop) or contact Jessica Padilla 
via email (preferred) or by phone (PH: 352-494-7485).

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERN  at Audubon Sharon.  Website: 
http://www.sharon.audubon.org  Location: Sharon, CT  Duration: 6 months 
(mid/late February through mid/late August).  Job Type: Intern.  
Application Deadline: 2 Jan 2017.  Job Description: The Sharon Audubon 
Center is an environmental education center owned and operated by 
National Audubon Society in a diverse and beautiful setting in 
northwestern Connecticut. Duties: Primary responsibilities of the 
Environmental Education Intern include assisting with the teaching of 
environmental education programs to school groups. During the month of 
March, this person will also be heavily involved with the Center's Maple 
Sugaring Operation. During the summer, primary responsibility is to 
oversee the Sharon Audubon Center Summer Nature Programs for children 
ages 4-12. Children visit the Center for 6-8 hours each day during 
weeklong sessions. Activities range from discovery hikes, pond 
explorations, live animal programs, nature crafts and games. The summer 
naturalists design the curriculum for these programs and conduct the 
programs with the help of volunteer assistants. Environmental Education 
Interns are expected to help with other aspects of a nature center, such 
as helping with special events, wildlife rehabilitation, public 
education programs, answering requests for information from the public, 
answering the telephone, running the Nature Store, feeding resident 
education animals as needed and helping with many other facets of a 
Nature Center's day to day operation. Supervision: The Environmental 
Education Interns work under the guidance of the Education Program 
Manager, however, the entire staff is available to interns for special 
interest sessions, guidance and assistance. Housing, Salary and School 
Credit: Interns have a furnished apartment with shared bedrooms (during 
the summer), kitchen, bath and living room. Salary is $10.10/hour 
($353.50 per week.) Students should arrange for school credit with their 
advisor beforehand, if applicable. Position: This internship position is 
a six month seasonal position and runs mid/late-February through 
mid/late-August. Closing date when filled. Work week is typically 
Tuesday-Saturday from 9am-5pm in the spring and 8am-4pm Monday through 
Friday in the summer, although hours may vary slightly. Some evening 
and/or weekend hours as needed.  Qualifications: Completion of at least 
two years of college coursework in environmental or life sciences. Some 
teaching experience and/or curriculum development is necessary. Summer 
Naturalists must be confident in leading a group and initiating 
activities, working independently and team teaching. The most important 
assets are a strong work ethic, natural history background, 
self-motivation, on-going enthusiasm, commitment, flexibility, a desire 
to learn, and the ability to work well with others and with children. 
Physical Requirements: Ability to walk all major trails of the Sharon 
Audubon Center and on uneven terrain, and must be able to sit, stand, 
grasp, lift, carry, walk, push, reach, climb and pull for short and 
extended periods of time. Compensation: Interns have a furnished 
apartment with shared bedrooms (during the summer), kitchen, bath and 
living room. Salary is $10.10/hour ($353.50 per week.) Students should 
arrange for school credit with their advisor beforehand, if applicable.  
To Apply: All applications must be done online at the following link 
(URL: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3001/environmental-education-intern/job). 

No mailed, emailed or faxed applications/resumes will be accepted. 
Please be sure to include a cover letter. Application deadline: January 
2, 2017.

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW – Survival strategies and seed dispersal by the 
threatened Micronesian Starling  at Colorado State University. Website: 
http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/38621  Location: Guam, Mariana 
Islands.  Duration: up to 2 years depending on start date. Job Type: 
Post-doc.  Application Deadline: 4 Dec 2016.  Job Description: This 
research position is part of a larger collaborative DoD SERDP project 
aimed at restoring ecosystem function (specifically seed dispersal) to 
Guam’s forests. Native seed dispersers have been extirpated or greatly 
reduced on Guam, largely due to predation by the invasive Brown 
Treesnake. Micronesian Starlings are the only remaining native avian 
frugivore on Guam; the population is largely restricted to Andersen Air 
Force Base and presumably remains because of its ability to utilize 
urban and suburban environments and its capacity to persist in areas 
under snake control. By understanding how this species has survived on 
Guam, we might be able to develop ways to expand its population, and 
thus the ecological functions it provides. The responsibilities of this 
postdoctoral position, based largely on Guam, are to investigate the 
diet of Micronesian Starlings and their movement patterns to understand 
which tree species benefit and predict the area over which an individual 
bird could provide seed dispersal services. By comparing diet and 
movement of Micronesian Starlings between Saipan, where data has already 
been collected, and Guam, we can gain valuable information on the 
functions they are performing on Guam and how their diet and capacity to 
disperse seeds may have changed due to the lack of competitors and/or 
high snake predation pressure. Telemetry will be used to determine 
movements, roosting locations, and to study post-fledging survival. The 
successful candidate will lead data collection by the field crew and 
have primary responsibility for analysis, presentation, and publication 
of the research. The incumbent will work collaboratively with others 
involved with the project. Applicants must be able to work in rugged 
terrain and in hot, humid conditions. Airfare and some relocation 
expenses provided.  Qualifications: Required: 1) Ph.D. by the 
appointment start date in a discipline related to the research described 
above, 2) Practical experience in the design, conduct, and statistical 
analysis of ecological field studies, 3) Demonstrated ability to prepare 
and submit professional manuscripts in refereed journals, 4) Excellent 
written and oral communication skills, 5) Eligible to work in the United 
States by proposed start date. FWCB will not provide visa sponsorship 
for this position. Desirable: Experience in 1) Analysis of avian habitat 
use and movement patterns, 2) Mist-netting and banding birds, 3) 
Post-fledging survival, 4) Avian seed dispersal, 5) Radio-telemetry, 6) 
GIS, and 7) Collaborative projects. Additionally, past experience 
supervising a field crew, and working in challenging conditions is 
desirable. Compensation: Competitive.   To apply, upload a cover letter 
that includes how you satisfy the required and desirable qualifications 
and your research interests; curriculum vitae; representative 
publications; and contact information for at least 3 professional 
references to the following address (URL: 
http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/38621). Applications will be accepted 
until the position is filled, but to ensure full consideration, 
applications should be submitted by December 4, 2016. Anticipated 
February or March 2017 start (later spring start dates will be 
considered). The position duration is up to 2 years depending on start 
date. For more information contact: Dr. JULIE SAVIDGE (EM: 
julie.savidge  AT colostate.edu, PH: 970 491-6510). CSU is an EO/EA/AA 
employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

WILDLIFE EDUCATION ASSISTANT  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. 
Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org/  Location: Scottsbluff, NE.  
Duration: 5.5 months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 10 
Dec 2016.  Job Description: APPROXIMATE EMPLOYMENT TERM: January 16- 
June 30, 2017 (5.5 months) LOCATION: Office located in Minatare, NE- but 
programs are located throughout the Nebraska panhandle SCHEDULE: Monday- 
Friday, some weekends and evenings may be required Bird Conservancy of 
the Rockies (formerly Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory) is a non-profit 
organization dedicated to conserving birds and their habitats 
(www.birdconservancy.org). We achieve our mission through Science, 
Education, and Stewardship programs throughout the western United States 
and Mexico. Bird Conservancy, in partnership with Nebraska Game and 
Parks Commission, has formed a unique partnership. This partnership has 
outlined conservation and educational activities and actions that will 
inform and educate students, teachers, landowners, and resource 
professionals about the shortgrass prairie and ponderosa pine ecosystems 
of western Nebraska. We work with a diversity of partners including 
state, federal, other non-profits, and private landowners. We are 
looking for a motivated, dynamic education assistant who will bring 
wildlife conservation topics to a variety of audiences. Duties of the 
Wildlife Education Assistant include, but are not limited to: ?Assisting 
with implementation of educational programs including classroom 
presentations for all ages, field trips,outreach events, after school 
programs, citizen science events, and partner events. ?Assisting with 
development/expansion of educational programs and materials. ?Be 
responsible for organizing registration, program and inventory data. 
?Assisting with general educational project day to day operations. 
?Assisting with development of reports for various projects and grants. 
?Dissemination of Bird Conservancy/NGPC’s conservation messages. 
?Coordinating with partners on education projects as needed. ?Organizing 
education schedule as needed.  Qualifications: The successful candidate 
will have: ?Undergraduate degree in environmental education or 
environmental studies, with an emphasis in education, environmental 
science, ornithology, wildlife/ecosystem conservation, or related 
fields. Preference will be given to an applicant with previous 
environmental education experience. A background in shortgrass prairie 
wildlife ecology and birds preferred ?Public speaking skills and the 
ability to work with people of all ages ?Excellent written and verbal 
communication skills including the ability to communicate through 
multiple media (print,TV, radio, Internet, public events, etc.) 
?Experience and demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Excel, 
Microsoft Word, Adobe, and Microsoft Publisher ?Responsible, creative, 
relational, enthusiastic, flexible, self-motivated and resourceful team 
player ?The ability to multi-task, prioritize and display excellent time 
management skills ?The ability to carry out duties and directives 
independently under limited supervision ?A valid U.S. driver’s license 
and personal transportation. Must be willing to travel to program sites 
in western Nebraska. NGPC vehicle provided but some use of personal 
vehicle may be required ?Ability to lift 40 lbs, stand and walk for 
extended periods of time ?Ability to communicate (speak, read, write) in 
Spanish a plus (but not required) Compensation: SALARY: $13 per hour, 
full time, 40 hours per week (housing not provided)  To Apply: Send 
cover letter, resume, and at least 3 references in a single pdf document 
to: AMBER SCHILTZ, Nebraska Wildlife Education Coordinator, (EM: 
amber.schiltz  AT birdconservancy.org). CLOSING DATE: December 10, 2016- 
although position may be filled earlier if a suitable applicant is found.

CAMPS AND FAMILY PROGRAMS COORDINATOR  at Bird Conservancy of the 
Rockies.  Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org  Location: Brighton, 
CO.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 1 Dec 
2016.  Job Description: Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is looking for a 
motivated, dynamic educator and camping industry professional who will 
offer transformative experiences in the natural world to a variety of 
audiences, specifically through day and overnight summer camps, family, 
and homeschool programs. POSITION DETAILS: Organization: Bird 
Conservancy of the Rockies Location: Brighton, CO; The position is based 
out of Bird Conservancy’s Headquarters and Environmental Learning 
Center, with some travel to partner organizations around the Denver 
metro area and Front Range required. Reports to: Education Director 
Supervises: Seasonal Staff, Interns, and Volunteers Classification: This 
is a full-time regular, non-exempt position. Schedule: The position will 
be required to work several weekend days a month, plus extended program 
weeks and hours during overnight camps and some day camps. Thus, 
applicants will need to be flexible and accommodate a variable weekly 
schedule. OVERVIEW OF ORGANIZATION, PROGRAMS, AND PHILOSOPHY: Bird 
Conservancy of the Rockies conserves birds and their habitats through 
science, education and land stewardship (www.birdconservancy.org). Our 
work radiates from the Rockies to the Great Plains, Mexico and beyond. 
Our mission is advanced through sound science, achieved through 
empowering people, realized through stewardship and sustained through 
partnerships. Together, we are improving native bird populations, the 
land, and the lives of people. We monitor and identify population 
trends, research habitat needs, engage landowners and managers in 
wildlife and habitat stewardship, and educate diverse audiences. The 
Bird Conservancy was founded in 1988, and educational programs built 
around its banding stations and Bald Eagle Watch were part of operations 
from the start. Since then, Bird Conservancy’s educational agenda has 
grown to also include K-12 School Field Trips and In-Class Programs, 
Home School Programs, Adult Education Programs, Family and Community 
Programs, a Volunteer Naturalist Program, a variety of Citizen Science 
projects, and Day and Overnight Summer Camps. Bird Conservancy engages 
approximately 36,000 people each year across a broad geographic 
spectrum, with around 650 of this number participating in our Summer 
Nature Camps, 425 in Homeschool Programs, and 850 in Family Programs. 
The majority of these programs are based out of the organization’s 
headquarters and Environmental Learning Center at the north end of Barr 
Lake State Park in Brighton, CO. Using birds as the hook, Bird 
Conservancy’s Summer Nature Camps offer day and overnight camp sessions 
for youth between the ages of 2 and 17, with an emphasis on providing 
opportunities to safely explore and learn about the natural world, 
science, and conservation. Camp sessions are designed as part of a 
progression to introduce children to the outdoors at a young age and 
build their skills over time, taking our youngest participants from 
basic, sensorial interactions with nature to a more sophisticated 
appreciation and understanding of their place in the natural world. 
Camps range from two-hour experiences with 2 to 5 year-olds and their 
parents to ten-day overnight camps for 15 to 17 year-olds, the latter of 
which has participants learning about, conducting, and presenting 
scientific research projects and exploring careers in natural resources. 
Monthly Homeschool Programs have become extremely popular over the last 
few years, with sessions filling within days of opening registration. 
Topics of these programs are wide-ranging and include orienteering, 
winter ecology and survival, nocturnal adaptations, and bird banding and 
migration. Family Programs also occur monthly and cover many of the same 
topics, along with larger annual events like the Christmas Bird Count 
for Kids, Birding by Canoe, and Birding4Buck$. Ultimately, the goal of 
all of our programs is to provide transformative experiences with 
participants in the outdoors, for them to become more interested in the 
world around them and, subsequently, better informed and engaged 
citizens. DUTIES/DESCRIPTION: This position will be responsible for 
fostering the growth of Bird Conservancy’s Summer Nature Camps, 
Homeschool, and Family Programs by: • Planning, marketing, 
administering, leading, and evaluating day and overnight camps for 2-17 
year olds and parents during the summer and over school breaks. • 
Leading the development and implementation of the Leaders-in-Training 
program, a summer camp volunteer/leadership program for 12-17 year-olds. 
• Maintaining relationships with local and remote summer camp and 
homeschool families/clients through regular communication, events, and 
programs throughout the year (reunions, family programs, etc). • 
Planning, advertising, leading, and evaluating monthly family programs, 
partnership events with Barr Lake State Park, and Early Childhood 
Education programs. • Developing, scheduling, advertising, coordinating, 
leading, and evaluating monthly Homeschool Programs. Other 
responsibilities include: • Leading the Bird Conservancy’s annual 
Christmas Bird Count for Kids and coordinating with local organizations 
to promote other events around the metro area/state. • Leading the Bird 
Conservancy’s annual fundraiser for camp scholarships, Birding4Buck$. • 
Assisting with other education programs as-needed, including: a. School 
field trips at the Environmental Learning Center in the spring and at 
the Barr Lake Banding Station in the fall. b. In-class School Programs 
throughout the school year. c. Off-site outreach events. d. Bird Tales 
(a therapeutic environmental education program for individuals 
experiencing dementia). e. Other off/on-site interpretive programs for 
adults and Community organizations (at libraries, senior centers, rec 
centers, etc). • Tracking all participant numbers, scholarships, and 
budget information for grant reporting purposes. • Assisting with 
training, scheduling, and supervising of volunteer naturalists. • 
Supervising education assistants, interns, and other staff as needed. • 
Building partnerships and work with local communities and organizations 
to increase awareness of Bird Conservancy and our programs by 
representing the organization at community events and meetings. • 
Provide public relations/customer service and disseminate the Bird 
Conservancy’s conservation messages to parents, guardians, and 
participants to ensure a positive impression of education programs. • 
Seeking out and applying for additional funding for this position, the 
education team, and scholarships for programs. • Implementing and 
utilizing evaluation efforts for all programs of primary responsibility. 
• Performing other duties as assigned, including facility, grounds, and 
site-based projects around the Environmental Learning Center. 
Qualifications: QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: • Bachelor’s degree in 
natural resources or life sciences area, environmental interpretation, 
or education, with two years of working experience in a related field 
required; Master’s degree preferred. A combination of degrees or 
experience in the areas of wildlife biology, environmental science, or 
education is a plus. • Experience developing, marketing, administering, 
leading, and evaluating environmental education/interpretation programs, 
especially day and overnight summer camps. • Solid understanding of 
camping industry standards and risk management. • Strong facilitation 
and teambuilding skills. • Experience and confidence delivering 
scientific messages to diverse audiences. • Professional communication 
skills, both oral and written. • Outstanding interpersonal, networking, 
and customer service skills with proven ability to cultivate 
relationships with parents, children, families, and colleagues. • 
Excellent organizational, logistical and time-management skills with 
proven ability to handle multiple tasks and roles efficiently with 
little direct guidance. • Must possess a strong work ethic, be able to 
rapidly adapt to changing environments, prioritize, and meet deadlines. 
• Demonstrated leadership, fundraising, and event-planning experience 
and willingness to work as a team member for a growing non-profit 
organization. • Experience coordinating and supervising volunteers, 
interns, and seasonal staff. • Experience in budget and grant 
management. • Strength in building and maintaining partnerships with 
diverse organizations. • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (Word, 
Excel, and Publisher), and experience with various email, software, and 
social networking platforms. • Responsible, creative, relational, 
enthusiastic, flexible, and resourceful team player; self-motivated, 
results and detail-oriented, and dedicated to providing clients with 
quality and enriching experiences. • Must be in good physical condition, 
able to lift/carry 40 pounds, and able to hike long distances at 
elevations above 8,000’. • Specific knowledge and experience regarding 
bird identification, bird banding, ornithology, and natural history of 
the Front Range desired. • Must possess a valid Driver’s License. • Must 
successfully complete both pre-employment background and Motor Vehicle 
Record checks and pre-employment drug screen. • Current CPR and First 
Aid Certifications (American Red Cross Emergency Response Certificate 
and/or Wilderness First Responder Preferred). • Ability to speak, read, 
and/or write Spanish a plus.  Compensation: Salary: $32,000 - 
$34,000/year, commensurate with qualifications. Bird Conservancy offers 
generous paid time off (holidays, annual leave, and sick leave), a 
Simple IRA match, and health, dental, and vision insurance. Bird 
Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer.  To Apply: Please email a 
cover letter, resume with at least three references (names, phone 
numbers, and email addresses), and answers to the supplemental questions 
below in a single document to: TYLER EDMONDSON (EM: tyler.edmondson  AT 
birdconservancy.org). SUPPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS (each should be answered 
in 2 paragraphs or less): 1. Please describe a profound experience in 
the natural world you have facilitated for another person. 2. In your 
opinion, what role do summer camp programs play in the lives of today’s 
youth and families? 3. In your opinion, when camp staff talk about the 
“magic” of camp, what are they referring to? 4. How would you lead the 
Bird Conservancy’s camp programs to establish differentiation from other 
local camps? 5. Why are you best suited to continue fostering community 
among our camp and homeschool families? 6. What would make this job the 
best ever for you? 7. Describe a significant leadership experience you 
have had. What were the successes and challenges of this experience? 
What did you learn? CLOSING DATE: December 1, 2016, or until filled if a 
suitable applicant is found. Applications will be processed on a rolling 
basis. Once we receive your application, we will review it thoroughly. 
If we decide not to move forward with your application, you will receive 
an email. If we are interested in moving forward, we will schedule an 
initial interview with you to take place in-person, or via Skype or 
Google Hangout if you are from outside the area. If you are selected to 
move forward after the initial interview, we will follow up to schedule 
a second round interview. We will then do a thorough reference check 
with no less than 3 references. Once we gather all of this information, 
we will make a final decision and let you know if you have been selected 
for the position.

RED-COCKADED WOODPECKER TECHNICIAN  at FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation 
Commission.  Website: 
http://myfwc.com/viewing/recreation/wmas/lead/three-lakes/ Location: 
Kenansville, FL.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application 
Deadline: 30 Nov 2016.  Job Description: RCW Technician (1) needed March 
1st – June 30th, 2016, for seasonal position working on red-cockaded 
woodpecker population monitoring in central Florida (Kenansville). The 
job will include identifying birds by reading color bands, nest 
searching, nest monitoring, climbing trees using Swedish sectional 
ladders to clean cavities, and data entry.  Qualifications: Applicants 
must be willing to work a flexible schedule to include early mornings 
and evenings, hiking in hot and humid conditions and must be able to 
navigate rough roads with ATVs and 4-wheel drive trucks. Preference will 
be given to applicants with prior experience reading color bands, using 
GPS, and navigating in the woods. Applicants must possess a valid 
driver’s license.  Compensation: $10.00/hr. Housing included  To Apply: 
Please send (via e-mail or regular mail) AS ONE DOCUMENT a cover letter 
explaining your interest in the job and relevant experience, a resume, 
and the names, phone numbers, addresses, and e-mail addresses of three 
references to: JON HOCH, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation 
Commission, 1231 Prairie Lakes Rd., Kenansville, FL 34739. (EM: 
Jon.Hoch  AT myfwc.com)

FIELD BIOLOGIST  at University of Illinois.  Location: Fort Hood, 
Texas.  Duration: ~24 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 
4. Application Deadline: 10 Dec 2016.  Job Description: The University 
of Illinois is seeking to fill four full-time seasonal biologist 
positions for the Adaptive and Integrative Management (AIM) program 2017 
field season. The biologists will work as a team under the supervision 
of the AIM program specialist and crew leader. The AIM program is 
responsible for migratory bird research and conservation on Fort Hood. 
Biologists must be able to work both independently and as a team, 
preforming multi-disciplinary teamwork with biologists, contractors and 
Army personnel. Incumbent must be physically fit and able to stand or 
walk for long periods of time in extreme weather conditions. The typical 
work day will begin between the hours of 5:30 – 6:30 am, and end between 
the hours of 2-3 pm. There will be weekend and holiday work. Preference 
will be given to candidates with experience handling/banding songbirds, 
nest searching, and identifying birds by sight and sound. Excellent 
communication skills and ability to work as a team are invaluable. The 
successful applicant will be available to start work March 2017. The 
position end date is August 11, 2017. Major Duties: • Conduct avian 
point-count surveys using standardized methods. • Identify birds based 
on sight and/or sound with binoculars • Use GPS units, and other tools 
to determine exact locations of project areas and identify habitat 
types. • Survey large scale projects for nesting birds, educate 
contractors and army personnel on Migratory Bird Treaty Act laws and 
best management practices, interact with contractors and site workers, 
and manage and provide QA/QC. • Conduct nest checks across the 
cantonment area in housing quarters, motor pools and buildings. • As 
time permits, assist with graduate research. • Safely and efficiently 
band birds that are captured passively or target netted. Birds must be 
correctly identified, aged, and sexed. Other data 
collection/measurements maybe required. • Meticulously maintain and 
organize all data sheets and keep a detailed field book of all daily 
activities, and details about the data collected. • Accurately enter all 
data into an excel spreadsheet daily. • Maintain all field equipment: 
vehicles, GPS units, binoculars, range finders, PPE, banding tools, 
nets, etc. • Assist the pollinator crew as needed. • Assist with various 
outreach/environmental education events. • Work in potentially difficult 
field settings including inclement weather, rough terrain, etc.  
Qualifications: • A bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology or a related 
field. • Significant experience with avian surveys. • Excellent 
observational skills including good vision and hearing. • Ability to 
work independently and interact effectively with project managers, 
clients, landowners, other technicians and agency personnel if 
applicable. • Applicants must be well organized, provide strict 
attention to detail, and be willing and able to work in potentially 
difficult field settings including inclement weather, rough terrain, 
etc. • Valid driver’s license is required. • Ability and willingness to 
drive in rough terrain. • Background check will be conducted on final 
candidates.  Compensation: Hourly rate of 13.50   To apply, please 
submit your letter of interest and resume to (EM:  aimseason2017  AT 
gmail.com) with “Field Biologist Position” in the subject line. 
Applications are due by December 10, 2016 or until filled.

AVIAN TECHNICIAN  at FL DEP - Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park.  
Website: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Kissimmee-Prairie  
Location: Okeechobee, fL.  Duration: 3/20/2017 - 7/30/2017  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017. Job 
Description: Field technicians (up to 3 positions; pending available 
funding) with avian point count and/or nest searching experience are 
needed for the 2017 breeding season of the critically endangered Florida 
Grasshopper Sparrow (savannarum ammodramus floridanus) at Kissimmee 
Prairie Preserve in south-central Florida. A successful applicant must 
be willing to conduct early morning surveys 5 days a week. Other duties 
include nest searching, data entry, habitat assessment, GIS analysis and 
predator surveys/control. Kissimmee Prairie Preserve is a 54,000 acre 
parcel and home to over 30 listed species. The preserve is fairly remote 
with the closest store being 45 minutes away.  Qualifications: Preferred 
Qualifications: 1) Bachelor’s degree in wildlife, biological sciences, 
or related discipline with an interest in wildlife biology, restoration, 
or behavior; 2) current driver’s license with good driving record; 3) 
Experience with 4X4 vehicles (ATVs, UTVs, trucks, etc.); 4) Ability to 
learn to identify small grassland birds via only song/call/warble; 4) 
Experience with GIS, nest searching, remote locations and avian point 
count surveys Compensation: $12/hour depending on availability of 
funding. Simple housing is provided.  To Apply: Please contact SHAYNA 
JACQUES (EM: Shayna.Jacques  AT dep.state.fl.us,  PH: 863-462-5360) 
Basic email interviews will be followed up with in person interviews. If 
applicant is not within range, phone interviews will be conducted.

VOLUNTEER ASSISTANTS NEEDED for a study of Black-throated tits and 
Silver-throated tits in China  at Beijing Forestry University. Website: 
http://www.luckytit.cn  Location: Henan Province, China. Duration: 2-3 
months.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 2-. Job Description: 
Volunteer assistants are needed for a field study of the breeding 
biology and behavioral ecology of Black-throated tits and 
Silver-throated tits in the Dongzhai National Nature Reserve of central 
China. The project will start in January and will last until the end of 
May, 2016. Volunteers are expected to assist in monitoring the 
color-banded populations, starting from the beginning of February and 
stay through the end of April or mid-May. Main duties include 
mist-netting birds, searching nest, blood sampling, behavioral 
observation, watching nest-monitoring videos, data entry, as well as any 
other possible works involved in the field. Assistants will work with 
researchers from Beijing Forestry University. All expenses in China 
during work period (i.e. housing, foods, and local travels, etc) will be 
covered, but there is no salary, and the assistants are responsible for 
their travel to and from China. Volunteers will have opportunities to 
learn field skills of ornithological research, see many bird species of 
central China, and experience Chinese tradition and culture.  
Qualifications: A serious attitude towards work is always important. 
Previous experience with birds is preferred, but not essential. Basic 
training such as bird banding, behavioral observation, blood sampling, 
will be provided. Volunteers are expected to get used to Chinese diet, 
have strong interests in birds and animal behaviors, physically fit, and 
be willing to work for long and irregular time in the field, and share 
rooms with other crew members.  To Apply: Please contact Haohui GUAN at 
“516960405  AT qq.com”. When applying, please include a cover letter, a 
resume, and two recommendation letters (it would be greatly appreciated 
if the recommendation letters are directly sent by references to the 
above email address).

MANAKIN HYBRIDIZATION ECOLOGY FIELD ASSISTANT  at University of Illinois 
Urbana-Champaign.  Location: Bocas del Toro, Panama. Duration: 4 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2016.  Job 
Description: Field assistants wanted to assist graduate student with 
field activities and data collection on manakin hybridization in Bocas 
del Toro, Panama starting in ~ March 1st and ending ~ June 30th 2017. We 
are investigating the effects of natural selection and sexual selection 
on a unique hybrid zone between the white-collared manakin and the 
golden-collared manakin. This is a great opportunity to work in the 
tropics in an area rich with avifauna. Activities will include: 
-Mistnetting and banding -Bleeding birds for genetic analysis -Nest 
searching and monitoring -Monitoring of courtship behaviors on leks 
-Possibly radio telemetry  Qualifications: Ability to work long hours in 
hot and humid conditions. Mandatory skills and experience in mistnetting 
and banding. Preferred skills/experience in bleeding and nest searching. 
Spanish language skills are helpful and preferred. Ability to drive a 
vehicle with manual transmission preferred.  Compensation: A monthly 
stipend, housing, and transportation will be provided.  To apply, send a 
single pdf document containing 1) cover letter 2) resume 3) contact 
information for 3 references to KIRA LONG (EM: kira2  AT illinois.edu).

AVIAN REHABILITATION INTERNSHIP  at Raptor Education Group, Inc. 
Website: http://www.raptoreducationgroup.org/  Location: Antigo, WI.  
Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 3-4. 
Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2017.  Job Description: REGI is looking for 
3-4 hardworking, energetic, flexible, and fun interns for the summer of 
2017. The intern’s main responsibilities will include assistance in 
avian rehabilitation, feeding, facility upkeep, cleaning, observing 
avian behavior, and handling. Training will be provided for all these 
areas. Interns are expected to work long hours. We are working with live 
animals that do not adhere to an 8-hour schedule. Some days will be a 
normal 8-hours, but when care is needed for a sick or injured bird 
longer days will be required. Interns will have 1 day off per week. 
Interns will reside on-site for full immersion in the wildlife 
rehabilitation experience. *If a special project is needed to complete 
your internship for credit we are happy to work out those details with 
you individually based on your interests.   Qualifications: Intern 
should have a strong interest in avian rehabilitation and care. 
Candidates should be pursuing a degree in wildlife, captive wildlife, 
biology, or closely related field. Other fields of interest will be 
considered. Dates: Mandatory orientation date May 23, 2017. Internships 
continue through the end of August. Ending date is flexible.  
Compensation: Unpaid, but housing is provided onsite.   To Apply: E-mail 
resume and cover letter by February 28, 2017 to (EM: Elise  AT 
RaptorEducationGroup.org). *Interviews begin in January

WADING BIRD AND BLACK RAIL PROJECT TECHNICIANS  at South Carolina 
Department of Natural Resources.  Website: 
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/species/wadingbirds/  Location: Coastal 
South Carolina.  Duration: 6-7 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 30 Nov 2016.  Job Description: The 
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) plans to hire two 
seasonal technician to assist with the Wading Bird and Black Rail 
Projects during the spring and summer of 2017. The positions will begin 
in early February and end in late August or September. We are looking 
for highly motivated people who are willing to work a flexible schedule 
that often varies from day to day. Early morning, night and weekend work 
will be required. One technician will focus on the Black Rail Project 
and the other technician will work on both projects. Black Rail Project 
responsibilities will include: trapping and tracking black rails using 
radio telemetry, conducting call-response (playback) surveys for black 
rails and other secretive marsh birds, operating 4-wheel drive trucks in 
remote areas, deploying and retrieving heavy equipment, reviewing audio 
recordings for rail calls, and data entry. The climate of coastal South 
Carolina during the summer can be very hot and humid, and many of the 
components of this project include walking long distances in difficult 
marsh terrain. Snakes, alligators, and mosquitoes are abundant in the 
study area. Wading Bird Project responsibilities will include: 
counting/estimating birds (wood storks, egrets, herons, etc.) during 
aerial surveys from a small plane, canoeing through swamps, climbing 
trees and capturing stork chicks for banding, monitoring individual 
wading bird nests throughout the season, analysis of aerial photos, and 
data entry. Aerial surveys are a major component of the project, so the 
technician must be able to fly in a small plane comfortably and must be 
able to quickly estimate numbers of nests in rookeries during flights. 
This would not be an enjoyable position for someone prone to motion 
sickness. Some aspects of the position are very physically demanding. 
The technician will need to climb cypress trees from a canoe to capture 
chicks and will be working in hot, humid conditions. The technician 
working on the wading bird project will also participate in many of the 
activities described in the black rail project description. The SCDNR 
office and many of the survey sites are located in the ACE Basin of 
South Carolina, a spectacular undeveloped area that offers a variety of 
excellent birding and outdoor recreational activities. Shared housing at 
a wildlife management area will be provided. The office where the 
technician will be based is located in Green Pond, SC (Donnelley 
Wildlife Management Area). Walterboro is the closest town, and 
Charleston is approximately an hour drive away. A personal vehicle will 
be required since the location is remote and there is no public 
transportation, but we plan to provide a DNR vehicle for most work 
duties. Additional information about study species: 
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/species/wadingbirds/ 
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/swap/supplemental/birds/blackrail2015.pdf 
Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong interest in avian 
research, an excellent work ethic, a positive attitude about working in 
buggy conditions, a high tolerance of heat and sun, and should be in 
good physical condition. Required skills and qualifications include: 
valid US driver’s license and good driving record, prior field work 
experience, and professionalism when interacting with people from 
different backgrounds. Prior experience identifying marsh birds by sight 
and sound, surveying wildlife from a small plane, monitoring bird nests, 
tracking wildlife using radio telemetry, and familiarity with Microsoft 
Excel, Access, and ArcGIS is highly desired. Applicants should be 
self-motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team. 
Must be a United States citizen or be legally authorized to work in the 
United States without sponsorship.  Compensation: Approximately 
$1,600-$2,200 per month depending on number of hours worked. Housing 
provided.  To Apply: Please send a SINGLE email attachment containing a 
cover letter describing any prior experience relevant to these specific 
positions, a resume/CV, and contact information for three references to 
CHRISTY HAND (EM: handc at dnr.sc.gov). Indicate if you are interested 
in only one of the positions or in both positions. Applications will be 
reviewed as they are received, and the positions may be filled prior to 
the application deadline.

SENIOR COASTAL SCIENTIST  at The Nature Conservancy.  Website: 
http://www.nature.org  Location: Eastern Shore of Virginia.  Job Type: 
Permanent.  Application Deadline: 27 Nov 2016.  Job Description: The 
Nature Conservancy’s Virginia Coast Reserve (VCR) is currently 
recruiting for a Senior Coastal Scientist to be based from our 
Nassawadox office on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. This position will 
provide VCR and the Virginia Operating Unit of TNC with technical 
scientific leadership to inform, plan and develop conservation 
strategies related to coastal resilience adaptation, coastal 
restoration, land and water conservation and protection, barrier island 
management, avian monitoring and management and other emerging 
conservation issues. Strong candidates should have experience directing 
a major program of strategic importance, working/communicating with 
diverse audiences, an established record of strong scientific writing, 
and supervisory experience. More details can be found by reviewing the 
position posting found at http://nature.org/careers (position #44808). 
This position will be open through 11/27/16 and applications will be 
accepted online only. EOE

SEASONAL COWBIRD FIELD BIOLOGIST  at University of Illinois. Location: 
Fort Hood, Texas.  Duration: 13 February to 30 June 2017. Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 30 Nov 2016.  Job Description: Primary 
Position Function/Summary (1-2 sentence summary): Conduct management of 
the endangered Black-capped Vireos (Vireo atricapilla) at Fort Hood 
Military Installation and offsite locations in Texas. Major Duties and 
Responsibilities (detailed duties): • Operate up to 35 cowbird traps • 
Locate and monitor traps at sites that optimize target captures and 
minimize non-targets captures • Organize and maintain a supplies, seed, 
and water cache • Mow herbaceous vegetation around traps with a 
gas-powered weed trimmer • Collect and accurately record and verify data 
• Operate a 4 wheel drive motor vehicle on unimproved roads When 
working, the employee may be exposed to a variety of environmental 
factors to include, but not limited to, hot or cold weather, exposure to 
noise and allergens, and uneven ground. In performing the functions of 
this position, the employee may be subjected to various mental and 
physical demands as well to include, but not limited to, independently 
traveling to and performing work at different locations using a 
government vehicle, lifting and moving items that may occasionally weigh 
up to forty (40) pounds and frequently weigh up to twenty (20) pounds, 
and twisting, pushing and pulling movements. Education: • Required: 
Bachelor’s Degree • Preferred: Bachelor of Science in Biology or related 
field, relevant wildlife or biology coursework Training (needed to be 
considered for the position; do not include any on-the-job training 
needed): • Required: Valid state driver’s license • Preferred: Handling 
songbirds via nets and songbird euthanasia  Qualifications: Experience: 
• Required: None • Preferred: Six months experience on Fort Hood, 
off-road driving, navigation with GPS, map-reading, and bird 
euthanasia.  Compensation: $13.00/hour.  To Apply: Send cover letter and 
resume to (EM: forthoodbhco2017  AT gmail.com)

AMWO/GWWA AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANT  at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  
Location: Pennsylvania or Minnesota.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 10-14. Application Deadline: 10 Dec 2016. 
Job Description: AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS (10-14) needed early April – 
Late July (2016) to monitor Golden-winged Warbler and American Woodcock 
in privately- and publicly-owned forests of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New 
Jersey, West Virginia, New York, Wisconsin and Minnesota. April and 
early-May surveys will consist of evening counts of American Woodcock on 
the singing grounds, while mid-May-June surveys will focus on morning 
passerine surveys and vegetation sampling. Technicians must be happy to 
measure vegetation characteristics, enter data, and perform other field 
activities as these things will also be important for the field crew to 
function. Housing with 1-3 other technicians and field vehicles, fuel 
will be provided. Technicians will be given an opportunity to provide 
preference of primary location (Pennsylvania or Minnesota). Start date 
for PA crews is 4/10/2016, for MN is 4/22/2016 with some limited 
flexibility.   Qualified candidates will possess strong skills for 
identifying native birds by sight and sound and be familiar with the 
process of conducting point counts. Although American Woodcock and 
Golden-winged Warblers will be the focus of our surveys, technicians 
must be able to identify all birds encountered during passerine surveys. 
Point count experience is greatly preferred, however, Eastern bird 
identification experience is a must. Successful applicants should have 
the ability to measure vegetation characteristics, enter data, and 
perform other field activities, however training will be provided. 
Strong applicants will also have a passion for spending early mornings 
(and some late evenings) observing birds, be physically fit and capable 
of working in a rugged forested setting (with insects, poison ivy, 
etc.). The ability to communicate with private land owners and public 
land managers, navigate using GPS, and work well in teams (especially 
paired with a partner) is also a must.  Compensation: $1800-2000/month 
depending on level of experience  To Apply: Please send a cover letter 
highlighting your related field experience, a resume, your earliest 
starting date, and contact information of three references to: D.J. 
MCNEIL and KIRSTEN JOHNSON at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (EM: 
darin.j.mcneil  AT gmail.com, ke.johnson1987  AT gmail.com)

AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN  at Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife 
Research Unit.  Website: 
https://sites.google.com/site/tjfontaineunl/TJ-Fontaine  Location: 
Nebraska - statewide.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Temporary. Number 
of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 14 Apr 2017.  Job Description: The 
University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Nebraska Cooperative Fish and 
Wildlife Research Unit are seeking 2 full-time and 1 part-time avian 
point count technicians to conduct statewide grassland bird surveys for 
the 2017 breeding season. Technicians will support collaborative 
research on landscape scale studies of grassland bird species abundance 
and distribution, and habitat relationships. The results of this study 
will help to improve our understanding of species and community response 
to land use and climate change, and will guide conservation and 
management efforts within the Nebraska Natural Legacy Project to 
conserve declining grassland bird species and species of cultural 
importance. This position provides an excellent opportunity to gain 
valuable field experience while working in a diversity of habitats 
ranging from the Sandhills, Rainwater Basin, High Plains, and Platte 
Valley, to the Pine Ridge of Nebraska. The field season will run from 1 
May to mid-July 2017 with some flexibility in start/end dates. We will 
pay technicians $1,600 - $2,000 per month DOE, provide a field vehicle 
for work, and provide field housing (some camping will be required). We 
are also interested in applicants seeking part-time employment based out 
of Lincoln or SE Nebraska. Technician duties include: 1) conducting 
daily standardized multi-species point count surveys with distance 
sampling; 2) collecting data on weather conditions following 
standardized protocols; 3) driving long distances to remote areas 
navigating by map; 4) data entry and management; 5) assisting the 
project leader as necessary. Significant travel time will be required 
for this position; technicians will be working very early mornings and 
should be comfortable with an unpredictable work schedule depending on 
the weather and may include working on weekends. Housing will be very 
dynamic – 2 full-time technicians will regularly move around the state 
of Nebraska between multiple field housing sites.  Qualifications: 
Applicants with experience conducting bird surveys and the ability to 
identify Eastern birds (particularly grassland species) by sight and 
sound are preferred. Additional qualifications include the ability to 
navigate with maps and GPS to find study sites, passion for field work, 
excellent communication skills, ability to live and work in remote 
areas, a strong work ethic, willingness to work outdoors in all weather 
conditions, and demonstrated ability to work well independently and as 
part of a team. State issued driver’s license, a good driving record, 
and CPR/First Aid certification are required.  Compensation: We will pay 
technicians $1,600 - $2,000 per month DOE   To apply, please send letter 
of interest describing applicant qualifications and where you heard 
about the job, resume, and contact information for three references via 
email to (EM: efstuber  AT gmail.com). Please enter “2017 Point Count 
Application” in the subject line. Application review will begin 
immediately and continue until the positions have been filled.

PHD STUDENT IN AVIAN BEHAVIOR AND COMMUNICATION  at University of 
Northern Colorado.  Location: Greeley, CO.  Application Deadline: 31 Jan 
2017.  Job Description: Funding is available through a teaching 
assistantship for a PhD student in the Benedict Lab at the University of 
Northern Colorado (UNCO). The Benedict lab studies avian social 
behavior, bird song, and signal evolution. UNCO’s School of Biological 
sciences offers a unique PhD in Biological Education which trains 
graduates in the teacher-scholar model. Our graduates are well prepared 
for future positions which value both teaching and scholarship. More 
information about the Benedict Lab can be found here: 
http://www.unco.edu/biology/lbenedict/index.html. More information about 
graduate programs at UNCO can be found here: 
http://www.unco.edu/nhs/biology/programs/graduate/. MS candidates will 
also be considered.  Qualifications: The right candidate for this 
position is one who wants to conduct a research-based PhD studying avian 
behavior or communication, and who also wants training in pedagogy and 
teaching techniques. We are particularly seeking students with 
experience in field techniques, strong writing skills, good ability to 
work collaboratively, and a passion for ornithology. Students may work 
on existing research projects in the lab or develop their own research 
projects.  Compensation: PhD students with teaching assistantships at 
UNCO receive a graduate stipend of $17,081 per year plus additional 
summer funding and scholarship opportunities. This comes with a tuition 
waiver for up to 10 credits per semester.  To Apply: Before applying, 
interested parties should send a CV and a brief statement of interest to 
Dr. LAURYN BENEDICT (EM: lauryn.benedict  AT unco.edu). Full 
applications will require transcripts and GRE scores and will be Due by 
March 1, 2017.


REFUGE BIOLOGY VOLUNTEER  at US Fish and Wildlife Service.  Website: 
http://fws.gov/midway  Location: Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.  
Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Number of Openings: 4. 
Application Deadline: 31 Dec 2016  Job Description: Volunteer work 
emphasizes habitat restoration including native plant propagation and 
out-planting, seed collection and processing, removal of invasive plants 
both by hand and through chemical application of herbicide, and 
monitoring plant populations. Other work includes seabird and Laysan 
duck monitoring, marine debris removal, data entry, and equipment 
maintenance, along with other tasks depending on current projects and 
refuge needs. Volunteers are expected to work 40 hours/week with 
additional weekend work when necessary. Midway Atoll National Wildlife 
Refuge is a remote site and accessible by plane twice a month. Because 
of the isolated nature of this work, safety is of the utmost importance. 
Volunteers should be aware that evacuation for emergencies or medical 
issues can typically take at least 24 hours and be potentially very 
expensive. All volunteers will need to carry medical-evacuation 
insurance. A current passport is required for travel to and from Midway. 
Volunteers are responsible for their own travel to Honolulu. Volunteers 
are responsible for the proper upkeep of their living quarters. The 
“Clipper House” on Midway serves cafeteria-style food with a wide 
variety of dishes, including vegetarian options and a full salad bar, 
courtesy of Midway’s hydroponic garden. There is also a small 
convenience store on Midway that provides some basics: toiletries, 
refreshments, etc. Because Midway is a small community where volunteers 
will be working and living with FWS employees and contractors, we cannot 
stress enough our zero tolerance policy for harassment or abuse of any 
kind, including alcohol or drug abuse. Selected applicants will be sent 
a packet of additional information on the island, duties, and suggested 
items to bring, as well as required forms. These items must be submitted 
before the volunteer arrives for duty in Honolulu. A current physical, 
tetanus shot, and TB test are also required.  Qualifications: Must be 
physically fit and able to confidently ride a bike, hike up to three 
miles in the sand or on uneven terrain while carrying a spray pack, lift 
50 pounds and be willing to spray herbicide with proper protective gear. 
Successful applicants must also be willing to handle albatrosses and 
other seabirds for banding, monitoring studies, and disentanglements. 
Must be able and willing to perform all duties in sub-tropical wind, 
sun, rain and humidity extremes. Must be able to swim. Volunteers should 
have a strong work ethic along with the ability to live and work closely 
with a small group of people for six months. Preference will be given to 
those with an educational or professional background in biology, 
conservation science, or botany. Habitat restoration, plant propagation, 
weed control, remote field, and/or bird handling experience preferred.  
Compensation: Round-trip flight between Honolulu and Midway provided. 
Housing on-Refuge and three meals/day provided. Volunteer living 
quarters include individual bedrooms, a common living area, and a full 
kitchen.  To Apply: If you are interested in applying, please email a 
single .pdf file that includes a cover letter, resume outlining relevant 
education and work experience, and three work-related references (with 
phone and e-mail) to (EM: meg_duhrschultz  AT fws.gov). Please title the 
file in this format: YourLastName_Spring2017. For more information, 
please call: MEG DUHR-SCHULTZ (PH:  808-954-4819).

ENDANGERED FLORIDA GRASSHOPPER SPARROW CREW LEADER (1) AND TECHNICIANS 
(3)  at Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  Location: 
Kenansville, Florida.  Duration: 5 months (or longer).  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 6 Jan 2017.  Job 
Description: Crew leader (17 Feb-1 Sept 2017, with potential promotion 
to permanent employee), Seasonal Technicians (20 March-1 Sept 2017. 
Experienced crew leader needed to supervise demographic research and 
nest protection management of the critically endangered Florida 
grasshopper sparrow with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation 
Commission (17 Feb-1 Sept 2017, with possible promotion to permanent 
employee). Three experienced seasonal field technicians are also needed 
to assist with important data collection and nest protection activities 
(20 March-1 Sept 2017). These positions are an exciting opportunity to 
protect and conserve one of the rarest birds in the United States while 
contributing to a large-scale demographic research project. Florida’s 
dry prairie offers breathtaking grassland sunrises and frequent 
encounters with some of Florida’s finest wildlife. Field housing is in 
remote and beautiful natural landscape with plenty of opportunities for 
wildlife viewing, fishing, and boating, and only 10 min from field site. 
This work was recently featured in NPR’s All Things Considered: 

http://www.npr.org/2016/10/20/498736786/last-gasp-to-save-the-florida-grasshopper-sparrow-from-extinction 

and a video highlighting the project can be seen here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-UX2_QCPzI Conducting point count 
surveys, color banding adult and juvenile sparrows using mist nets, 
collecting blood samples for disease analysis, banding nestlings, 
finding and monitoring grassland bird nests with nest cameras, 
protecting nests with predator deflection fencing, conducting behavioral 
observations, and resighting color banded birds. Approximately 70% of 
work time will be spent in the field observing sparrows and searching 
for and monitoring nests. The remaining time is spent entering data and 
maintaining cameras and other field equipment.  Qualifications: 
Candidates must be passionate about the conservation of critically 
endangered wildlife, able to tolerate and excel in hot, humid, and buggy 
conditions, flexible to changing work schedules, and capable of walking 
long distances in rubber boots. Preferred candidates should have 
extensive experience searching for and monitoring grassland bird nests. 
Previous experience trapping and banding passerines and resighting 
color-bands using a spotting scope is also desired. Applicants must have 
a valid U.S. driver's license and be authorized to work in the United 
States. Applicants should be proficient at entering data using Excel or 
Access. Previous experience driving four-wheel drive trucks and ATVs in 
wet conditions is also preferred. Dedication, sensitivity, and attention 
to detail when working with a critically endangered bird is a must. 
Compensation: Pay is $14.00/hr for crew leader and $13.00/hr for 
seasonal technicians (40hrs/week) and includes air-conditioned shared 
housing and 4x4 field vehicles.  To Apply: If interested, please send a 
brief cover letter, CV and the contact information for three 
professional references to Dr. ERIN RAGHEB (EM: Erin.Ragheb AT 
MyFWC.com). Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

AVIAN ECOLOGY INTERNSHIP: EVERGLADES AND FLORIDA KEYS  at Florida 
Atlantic University.  Website: 
http://www.science.fau.edu/biology/gawliklab  Location: South Florida 
(Everglades/Florida Keys).  Duration: 2-5 months.  Job Type: Intern. 
Number of Openings: 1-2. Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2016. Job 
Description: Florida Atlantic University’s Avian Ecology Lab is seeking 
1-2 avian ecology field interns for a seasonal position studying wading 
birds, their habitats, and prey assemblages in Florida Bay and lower 
Florida Keys. Field sites are accessed by boat and kayak. Housing is 
provided. Applicants can apply for an early-term position (March 1 – 
April 30), late-term position (May 1 – July 31), or full-term position 
(March 1 – July 31). Primary field duties include wading bird abundance 
surveys, throw-trapping aquatic fauna, submerged aquatic vegetation 
surveys, wading bird behavioral surveys, and hydrologic data collection. 
The late-term position will include handling nestling wading birds and 
collecting diet samples. Lab duties include data entry and processing of 
fish and macroinvertebrate specimens. This position provides an 
opportunity for students and recent graduates to develop their field and 
lab skills and interests in ecology and conservation. Interns will have 
the opportunity to see a diverse variety of endangered and threatened 
species in a subtropical ecosystem and participate in a research project 
linked to the restoration of the Everglades ecosystem. Interns should 
expect to gain: - Various field sampling techniques - Avian and aquatic 
fauna identification - Marine navigation skills - Boating experience and 
maintenance - Spatial data organization using ArcGIS - Experience 
handling wading bird nestlings (late-term or full-term position only)  
Qualifications: Applicants should have, or are in the process of 
earning, a bachelor’s degree in biology, wildlife, fisheries, natural 
resources or related field. Applicants should be highly motivated, 
physically-fit, able to work dawn to dusk in subtropical, sometimes 
unpredictable, coastal marine field conditions (heat, humidity, rain, 
rough water, biting insects, jellyfish), and maintain a positive 
attitude. Applicants should have excellent organizational skills and 
attention to detail. The ability to work without supervision at a high 
level of performance and efficiency is mandatory. Preference will be 
given to applicants with experience identifying wading birds, conducting 
point counts, kayaking, and boating.  Compensation: Housing provided.  
To Apply: Applications must be received by December 1, 2016. 
Applications should be submitted via email as a single PDF that contains 
(1) a letter of interest highlighting relevant experience, clearly 
indicating the position type (early-, late-, or full-term), (2) a resume 
or CV, and (3) the names and contact information for at least 3 
references. Please use the subject line “Avian Ecology Field Internship 
Application.” Review of applications will continue until positions are 
filled. Although applicants with limited availability will be accepted, 
preference will be given to those available for the full time period of 
the position. Send applications to MARISA MARTINEZ (EM: 
marisamartin2015  AT fau.edu). For more information about the Avian 
Ecology Lab visit: http://www.science.fau.edu/biology/gawliklab.

FIELD ASSISTANT  at Louisiana State University.  Location: Plaquemines 
Parish, Louisiana.  Duration: 3 and a half months.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 15 Dec 2016.  Job 
Description: FIELD ASSISTANTS (2) Seeking two additional field 
assistants for studies of Seaside Sparrow and Marsh Rice Rat in 
Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, 15 March – 30 June, 2017. Fieldwork will 
take place in Louisiana coastal salt marsh and there are opportunities 
to enjoy the spectacle of spring migration along the Gulf of Mexico. 
Duties may include capturing/tagging birds and rodents, collecting and 
processing blood and tissue samples, finding/monitoring bird nests, and 
data management.  Qualifications: Experience with mist-nets, 
nest-searching, resighting color-banded birds, taking blood samples from 
birds, trapping and ear/PIT-tagging small mammals, and managing field 
data desirable. Ability to trailer and pilot a small boat highly 
desirable for one of the positions. Motivation is a primary 
consideration: the work is hard and demanding. The team of 3 field 
assistants and 2 graduate students will be expected to work both 
independently and cooperatively, be self-motivated and demonstrate a 
willingness to learn new skills, and be willing to do minor manipulative 
research with animals. A demonstrated ability to work in hot and often 
buggy environments is required.  Compensation: Stipend is equivalent to 
$1280 - $1800/month, depending on qualifications. Housing is provided.   
To apply, send a cover letter, CV, and a list of 3 references (with 
phone #s and/or email addresses) to: ANNA PEREZ-UMPHREY (EM: 
aperezumphrey  AT gmail.com), or Renewable Natural Resources Bldg. Rm 
227, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. LSU AgCenter is an Equal 
Employment Opportunity employer. Deadline to apply: Dec. 15, 2016.

VOLUNTARY RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP NEEDED IN SEABIRD BEHAVIOUR AND 
ECOLOGY  at Hokkaido University.  Location: Hokkaido, Japan. Duration: 2 
months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Application Deadline: 10 Jan 2017.  Job 
Description: We use bio-logging devices (e.g. geolocators, GPS 
recorders) on two species (Rhinoceros Auklets and Black-backed Gulls) to 
study behavioural ecology of colonial seabirds. Most work will involve 
assisting a long-term monitoring project and behavioural studies of 
post-doc fellows and graduate students from Hokkaido University 
coordinated by Yutaka Watanuki, with the daily monitoring breeding birds 
and their chicks, and the deployment and retrieval of tracking devices. 
It will also involve entering data collected in the field into 
databases. Qualifications: We are looking for an enthusiastic, 
hardworking young biologist to work as a voluntary Research Assistant to 
help with our seabird research on Teuri/Rishiri Island, Hokkaido, Japan, 
between May 1st and June 30th 2017. Previous experience in the field or 
in harsh conditions is desirable, but not essential. Work on 
Teuri/Rishiri requires long hours (with some work at night and at dawn) 
spent in a cold and wet environment and considerable manual work. A 
successful candidate should be able to work independently and have a 
reasonable level of fitness. Planning to embark on further research 
degrees in the future would be preferable. It is also important that the 
assistant feels comfortable sharing sometimes crowded accommodation with 
a number of colleagues over long periods of time, and can cope with the 
occasional untidiness inevitably associated with fieldwork.  
Compensation: Unfortunately we cannot provide a stipend but 
accommodation (shared and basic) on Teuri/Rishiri will be covered. 
However, the project is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience 
in modern field ornithology, with bio-logging techniques. There will 
also be opportunities for the assistant to learn some analytical 
techniques applied to animal movement data or chemical analytical 
techniques in the wet-lab. Teuri/Rishiri has mobile coverage and some 
access to Internet, however movements to and from the mainland are 
limited because of unpredictable wind conditions. Teuri/Rishiri is an 
inhabited island and there are small restaurants and grocery stores. 
There is a small community of other researchers, ringers and volunteers 
at our shared accommodation.  To Apply: If you are interested, please 
email a CV and a statement of interest and arrange for two letters of 
reference to be emailed to (EM: akikosho  AT gmail.com (with ywata  AT 
fish.hokudai.ac.jp in cc)). The deadline for submitting applications 
(including reference letters) is the 10th January 2017. We will 
interview the shortlisted candidates (on Skype) shortly after and we 
expect to make a decision by late January.

PHD CANDIDATE  at Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna, 
Austria.  Website: http://cogbio.univie.ac.at/  Location: Grünau im 
Almtal, Austria.  Duration: 3 years.  Job Type: Student. Application 
Deadline: 2 Dec 2016.  Job Description: The research group of Prof. 
Thomas Bugnyar at the Department of Cognitive Biology has funding 
available for a three year PhD position in Animal Behaviour. The PhD 
candidate will be part of a new FWF-project on Social Dynamics and 
Social Knowledge in wild ravens and should develop his/her own project 
within this framework. Tests of social knowledge shall include playback 
designs, thus expertise in bioacoustics and interest in animal 
communication are essential. The 3-year PhD position is fully paid (30 
hours-week) and is based mainly at the Konrad Lorenz Research Station in 
Grünau im Almtal, about 200 km West of Vienna. The PhD candidate will be 
enrolled at the Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna, 
Austria (http://cogbio.univie.ac.at/) and will interact with its members 
on a regular base. The working language of the Department is English and 
we welcome scientists and students from all over the world. The PhD 
candidate will be embedded in the newly founded Vienna Doctoral School 
(VDS) for Cognition, Behaviour and Neuroscience (CoBeNe) at the 
University of Vienna (https://vdscobene.univie.ac.at). The main goal of 
VDS CoBeNe is quality assurance in PhD training and education. In 
addition the organization stands for promotion of inter- and 
transdisciplinary knowledge exchange.  Qualifications: Profile: • Above 
average masters degree in either zoology, psychology, neuroscience, 
engineering, or computer science • Proficient knowledge of English • 
Excellent academic standing • Research experience in analysis of animal 
behaviour and communication • Strong computational and bio-acoustical 
skills • Genuine interest in studying behaviour under field-like 
conditions Further desirable qualifications • Publications in 
international, peer-reviewed journals • Previous experience in studying 
animal communication • Previous experience in playback studies, video 
analysis, cognitive experiments • Previous experience in working in a 
research team • Ability to work in a team is essential Compensation: The 
3-year PhD position is fully paid (30 hours-week) To Apply: Letters of 
application including CV, photograph, 2 letters of recommendation and a 
statement of research interests should be sent to Mrs. SIGRID HAGER by 
email (EM: vds.cobene  AT univie.ac.at) until December 2nd, 2016. 
Planned starting date is February 1st, 2017. The University of Vienna 
promotes the employment of woman in fields of work in which they are 
under-represented and therefore encourages qualified women to apply to 
this opening. Disabled people will be preferentially treated if qualified.

PAID FIELD INTERNSHIP IN NUTHATCH BEHAVIOR  at Tall Timbers Research 
Station.  Website: http://talltimbers.org/  Location: Tallahassee, FL.  
Duration: 10 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 20 Dec 
2016.  Job Description: PAID FIELD INTERNSHIP IN NUTHATCH BEHAVIOR to 
participate in a study of the behavioral ecology of the brown-headed 
nuthatch (Sitta pusilla). Location: Tall Timbers Research Station, 
Tallahassee, Florida Duration: 10 weeks from mid-February 2017 to 
mid-May 2017; applicants must commit to full 10-week field season. 
Project Description: Brown-headed nuthatches inhabit open pine forests 
throughout the southeastern United States. These cavity-nesting birds 
are cooperative breeders, and this project investigates the evolution 
and function of cooperative behavior, specifically how cooperative 
groups form and the benefit of helpers throughout the breeding season. 
Duties: Responsibilities of the field assistants include: setting up 
video cameras at nesting sites, conducting behavioral observations of 
color-banded brown-headed nuthatches and other bird species at nesting 
sites, re-sighting color-banded birds, and assisting in field 
experiments. Field assistants will also be expected to enter data, 
maintain and manage equipment, and assist with additional research 
activities. There will be opportunities to assist in mist-netting and 
banding birds, learn basic GIS operations and database management, and 
assist with prescribed burns. Interns are also encouraged to undertake a 
small, independent project that relates to the broader study of nuthatch 
behavior.  Qualifications: Applicants should be physically fit and 
capable of being out in the woods for full field days (approximately 
6:00 am – 6:00 pm), be able to carry up to 40lbs of equipment, should 
have a strong interest in animal behavior and birds, capable of 
interacting well with others and able to work independently in the 
field. Successful applicants should have strong field skills, experience 
with behavioral observations, bird species identification, and the 
ability to read color bands and conduct behavioral observations on 
small, fast moving birds (using scope and binoculars). Experience 
collecting blood samples from birds is preferred, but not required. 
Assistants should expect long field days that range in temperature, be 
able to independently navigate through a large matrix of pine forest, be 
prepared for encounters with venomous snakes and various bugs including 
chiggers. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access, and basic 
video camera skills are preferred. Applicants should be working towards 
or have recently completed a B.A. (B.S.) in biology, ecology, or related 
field. Individuals that are working towards or have recently completed 
an M.S. in biology, ecology, or related field will also be considered. 
All applicants must have a valid U.S. driver’s license and a good 
driving record  Compensation: A weekly stipend of $245 and housing at 
Tall Timbers Research Station will be provided.   To Apply: Send a 
SINGLE document containing the following: 1) cover letter explaining 
your motivation and qualifications to work on this project, 2) CV, which 
should include your field experience and any additional relevant 
experience, and 3) contact information for three professional references 
who are familiar with your field experience, personality, and interests 
(include their email and phone numbers) to: JESSICA A. CUSICK Florida 
State University Department of Biological Science Email (EM: jcusick  AT 
fsu.edu). Email Subject Line: “2017 BHNU Field Assistant Application” 
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on November 18, 
2016 and will continue until the position is filled

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CELEBRA LAS AVES LATINO INTERNSHIP PROGRAM  at Environment for the 
Americas.  Website: http://www.environmentamericas.org/  Location: 
Western US.  Duration: 5 months-1 year.  Job Type: Intern. Number of 
Openings: 9. Application Deadline: 18 Nov 2016.  Job Description: 
Internship work will focus on bird and other wildlife research, Latino 
community outreach, and bilingual environmental education. The intern 
may assist in a variety of shorebird surveys and also become familiar 
with career opportunities in the field of wildlife research, 
environmental education, and natural resource management. The intern 
will develop and deliver bilingual (English/Spanish) public 
presentations, work onsite with educators, develop and implement 
outreach programs into the local Spanish-speaking communities and 
Spanish-speaking visitors of the park, and lead the International 
Migratory Bird Day Festival.  Knowledge of bird conservation is not 
needed but a willingness to learn is required and an enthusiasm for 
nature encouraged. You will receive all necessary professional training 
and will gain real-life job experience working alongside state and 
federal wildlife professionals. This is a great opportunity for career 
shadowing and hands-on experience in the fields of wildlife biology and 
environmental education.   9 positions total available in Colorado, 
California, Oregon, and Alaska.  Time Frame Applications must be 
submitted by November 18, 2016. Top candidates will be selected for 
interviews and will receive additional details about specific 
assignments. Placement decisions and assignments will generally be made 
during the month of January. The paid 5 month to 1 year internship 
period will begin in late February with a week long training.  
Qualifications: Basic Eligibility Age 18 to 35 Be a US citizen or legal 
resident. Have a strong interest – or relevant experience – in bird 
conservation and/or willingness to learn is required. Enthusiasm for 
interacting with the public and children is encouraged. Bilingual skills 
(Spanish/English) – Helpful and preferred. Be social media savvy! Must 
attend mandatory training at the beginning of March  Compensation: 
$1000-1500 per month  To Apply: Submit application at 
http://www.avesblog.com/apply/

WETLAND AND WATERBIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Illinois Natural History 
Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois. Website: 
http://www.inhs.illinois.edu/  Location: Forbes Biological Station, 
Havana, IL (travel statewide).  Duration: Approximately 1 February to 30 
September 2017.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2-4. 
Application Deadline: 7 Jan 2017.  Job Description: This project 
examines quantity and quality of wetlands available to waterbirds 
throughout Illinois. Technicians will be based at the Forbes Biological 
Field Station in Havana, Illinois, but extensive travel throughout 
Illinois is required. Field seasons will include spring 
(February-March), summer (April- early June), and Fall 
(August-September). Employment is also available outside of listed field 
seasons conducting waterfowl surveys, vegetation surveys and sampling, 
duck banding, laboratory processing of core and diet samples, 
experimental collection of ducks, Avian Influenza sampling, maintenance 
and repair of field equipment, waterfowl trapping, and other duties 
assisting graduate students and scientists. Main duties will include 
using GPS/Archer units to map wetland inundation and other 
characteristics; conducting tree and submersed aquatic vegetation 
surveys, wetland rapid assessment methods, waterbird and other wildlife 
observations including marsh bird call-response surveys, and visual 
wetland assessments; recording large amounts of data, data entry (Access 
2016), contacting landowners, driving University Vehicles, operating 
boats and ATVs, and several or all aforementioned duties outside of 
field seasons.  Qualifications: Applicants should possess a bachelor’s 
degree in wildlife science, natural resources, ecology, or a related 
field and be able to tolerate adverse field conditions including walking 
miles in waders through muddy and difficult terrain and exposure to low 
temperatures, ice, summer heat and humidity, biting insects, and 
irritating plants (poison ivy and wood nettle). Applicants will work 
with a partner or group for long hours and must be able to carry up to 
50 lbs of equipment while wading through wetlands. Applicants must 
possess a strong work ethic, good interpersonal skills, a flexible 
schedule (possibly many overnight trips and some work on weekends), and 
a valid driver’s license. Previous field experience identifying 
waterbirds and wetland plants, working in wetlands or for long days 
(12-14 hrs at times), and operating boats and ATVs is preferred. The 
University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job 
candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Compensation: Salary 
and Compensation: $10/hr plus over time (1.5 times hourly rate) when 
applicable. Expected salary is approximately $2,000/month. Housing 
available at a reduced rate (~$200/month) and all expenses will be 
covered during travel for field work.  To Apply: Application: To ensure 
full consideration, applications should be received by January 6th, 
2017, but review of applications will begin immediately. To apply, 
please send cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information 
of three references to: (EM: agblake AT illinois.edu and hroffice AT 
inhs.uiuc.edu) --(Be sure to reference WQ Project in the subject line. 
The U of I is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled 
www.inclusiveillinois.illnois.edu.

WADING BIRD RESEARCH TECHNICIANS  at University of Florida. Website: 
http://www.wec.ufl.edu/research/wadingbird/  Location: Homestead FL.  
Duration: 4-5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2-4.  
Application Deadline: 9 Nov 2016.  Job Description: FIELD TECHNICIANS (2 
- 4) needed for ongoing wading bird research in the Florida Everglades. 
1 - 2 positions extend from mid Jan through the end of May 2016; 1 - 2 
extend from early Feb through late Jun 2016. 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 Burmese python activity in 
colonies, collection of feathers and blood from nestlings, testing eggs 
for mercury, and monitoring (on foot) species 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, analysis of aerial and trail 
camera photos, and data entry.  Qualifications: 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, 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 bleeding birds, piloting powerboats, towing and backing 
trailers, mechanical repair, or flying in small planes or helicopters. 
Compensation: $1450/month plus housing  To Apply: Application materials 
must be received by Nov 9. 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, (lagarner AT ufl.edu) University of Florida, Dept. 
of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, PO Box 110430, Gainesville, FL 
32611-0430.

FIELD TECHNICIAN  at New Mexico State University.  Location: near 
Caprock, NM.  Duration: 6.5 months (1 position) and 2 months (5 
positions).  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 6 (1 for 6.5 
months, 5 for 2 months). Application Deadline: 2 Dec 2016.  Job 
Description: Six positions are available to work on a lesser 
prairie-chicken (LEPC) fire ecology project in SE New Mexico east of 
Roswell. Five positions will be from approximately March 15 to May 15 
and one position will be from approximately February 15 to August 31. 
All six technicians will be responsible for trapping LEPCs from 
approximately mid-March to mid-May. Trapping will occur during the early 
morning using W-array walk-in traps. LEPCs will be weighed, aged, sexed, 
banded, and fitted with either a PTT or VHF transmitter. VHF telemetry 
will be conducted during the day after trapping. During late April and 
early May, technicians will assist in locating nests and taking 
vegetation measurements once nest fate has been reached. Prior to 
trapping, the 6.5 month technician will be responsible for surveying the 
study area for active leks prior to the trapping period. Once the 
trapping period has concluded, the summer will consist of tracking LEPCs 
using VHF telemetry and monthly vegetation transects. Rain gauges will 
be checked at least once every two weeks. The technician will also aid 
in invertebrate sampling. The study area is approximately 50,000 acres 
of BLM land 32 miles east of Roswell, NM. Shared housing will be 
provided in the form of camper trailers (with electricity and A/C).  
Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have a B.S. in wildlife sciences 
or a related field. Experience trapping gallinaceous birds, tracking 
using VHF telemetry, and identifying plants of the southern plains are 
desired but not necessary. Training will be provided. Candidates must be 
willing to share living space with other technicians and graduate 
students. Summer temperatures can exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit, so work 
will begin at or before sunrise throughout the field season. 
Compensation: $1500/month plus housing   To apply, please email a single 
PDF containing a cover letter and a C.V. with at least three references 
to (EM: lepc.nm AT gmail.com)

BCVI SEASONAL FIELD BIOLOGIST  at University of Illinois.  Location: 
Fort Hood, Texas.  Duration: 18.5 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 27 Nov 2016.  Job Description: The 
University of Illinois seeks 4 SEASONAL FIELD BIOLOGISTS to monitor the 
endangered Black-capped Vireo from 1 March to 7 July, 2017. All work 
will occur at Fort Hood Military Reservation in central Texas near the 
city of Copperas Cove. The primary tasks will be to sight color-banded 
birds, locate and monitor nests, delineate territories, conduct distance 
sampling surveys, and mist net vireos for banding. Workers will keep 
extensive records, follow detailed protocols, navigate using a GPS and 
map, enter and verify data, and maintain field equipment including a 
vehicle. Previous experience with any of these activities is a plus. 
Highly experienced teachers will train workers in mist-netting, banding, 
nest finding, off-road driving, and navigation making this an excellent 
learning opportunity. Work starts before sunrise and involves walking 
miles each day in a hot, sunny environment where contact with chiggers, 
fire ants, cacti, snakes, cattle, and poison ivy is virtually certain. 
However, Fort Hood encompasses rich natural areas where the variety of 
birds, butterflies, wildflowers, etc. are sure to delight any 
naturalist.  Qualifications: Applicants must be in good physical 
condition, have good hearing, and be able to see the full spectrum of 
colors. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required as is a valid 
driver’s license and a good driving record.  Compensation: Pay is 
$13.00/hour. Work may exceed 40 hrs/week and include weekends, but all 
hours worked beyond 40/week will be compensated via overtime pay. 
Workers must provide their own housing and transportation to work. A 
list of local housing options will be provided to help workers find a 
place to live.  To Apply: To apply, send cover letter, resume and 
contact information for 3 references to (EM: bcvi.hood AT gmail.com).

YOSEMITE RAPTOR SURVEYOR  at National Park Service.  Location: Yosemite 
National Park.  Duration: 5-6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 4-6. Application Deadline: 14 Nov 2016.  Job Description: 
Yosemite’s Terrestrial Biodiversity Program offers a unique opportunity 
to work in one of the most spectacular national parks in the country, 
while contributing toward conservation projects ranging from endangered 
species to ecosystem dynamics. Technicians will survey for Peregrine 
Falcons and Golden Eagles -or- for Great Gray Owls and Spotted Owls in 
front-country and remote wilderness locations. Primary field duties for 
diurnal raptor positions include: conducting surveys using established 
protocols and recording observations of breeding behavior of raptors at 
potential and historical cliff habitat and assisting with climbing 
closures. Position from March 20 to August 18, 2017. Primary field 
duties for owl positions include: conducting broadcast surveys, 
behavioral observations, and nest searching. Positions from April 3 to 
September 15, 2017.  Qualifications: Requirements for Peregrine/Golden 
Eagle position includes prior experience observing raptor behavior, 
including extensive use of binoculars and spotting scope. Requirements 
for owl positions include ability to work long night-time hours and 
excellent observation skills. Enthusiastic; stellar sense of humor; 
physically fit; able to work in inclement weather; overnight backpacking 
and wilderness skills; data entry and management skills; and in some 
cases, GIS and report-writing skills.  Compensation: Salary 
($15.49-$19.18/hr) varies depending on qualifications and experience.  
To Apply: Application period is November 10-14. Biological Science 
Technician applicants must apply at the USA Jobs website: 
https://www.usajobs.gov/ and should make every effort to submit 
applications on November 10 due to new limitations on allowable number 
of applications. Type the keywords: “Yosemite biological technician”. 
For more information, contact SARAH STOCK (EM: sarah_stock AT nps.gov). 
These jobs are competitive, and the NPS is an Equal Opportunity 
Employer. For volunteer and internship opportunities associated with 
these positions, send Sarah Stock a cover letter and current resume with 
3 references by email  (EM: sarah_stock AT nps.gov)

YOSEMITE PASSERINE SURVEYOR  at National Park Service.  Location: 
Yosemite National Park.  Duration: 5-6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 1-2 positions. Application Deadline: 8 Nov 2016.  
Job Description: Yosemite’s Terrestrial Biodiversity Program offers a 
unique opportunity to work in one of the most spectacular national parks 
in the country, while contributing toward conservation projects ranging 
from endangered species to ecosystem dynamics. Technician(s) will survey 
birds using multiple survey methods in front-country and wilderness 
locations. Primary field duties include: conducting point count, area 
search, territory mapping, and nest search surveys for passerines, 
assisting with MAPS banding stations, and occasionally surveying for 
other species (e.g., peregrines, bats, carnivores). Position(s) from 
April 17 to September 15, 2017 (end date negotiable).  Qualifications: 
Requirements include ability to identify 100 western birds visually and 
aurally (song AND call); prior experience with point count, area search, 
and/or nest search surveys. Enthusiastic; stellar sense of humor; 
physically fit; able to work in inclement weather; overnight backpacking 
and wilderness skills; data entry and management skills; and in some 
cases, GIS and report-writing skills.  Compensation: Salary 
($15.49-$19.18/hr) varies depending on qualifications and experience.  
To Apply: Biological Science Technician applicants must apply at the USA 
Jobs website: https://www.usajobs.gov/ and should make every effort to 
submit applications on November 4 due to new limitations on allowable 
number of applications. Type the keywords: “Yosemite biological 
technician”. For more information, contact SARAH STOCK (EM: sarah_stock 
AT nps.gov). These jobs are competitive, and the NPS is an Equal 
Opportunity Employer. For volunteer and internship opportunities 
associated with these positions, send Sarah Stock a cover letter and 
current resume with 3 references by email  (EM: sarah_stock AT nps.gov).

SEASONAL FIELD TECHNICIAN  at University of Illinois.  Location: Fort 
Hood, Texas.  Duration: Seasonal.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 30 Nov 2016.  Job Description: We are looking for one (1) 
enthusiastic technician to assist in an M.S. research project studying 
the post-fledging survival of Golden-cheeked Warblers. The selected 
applicant will work from 13 February to 15 June 2017, with a four-week 
training period alongside a crew of seasonal field biologists at the 
beginning of the season. The primary tasks will be to locate and monitor 
nests, track fledglings daily using radio telemetry, re-sight birds, and 
record vegetation measurements. Additionally, we will be navigating 
using a GPS and compass, driving and maintaining 4WD vehicles, entering 
data, and occasionally mist-netting and banding golden-cheeked warblers. 
A workweek can be up to 40 hours, and the hired technician will be 
expected to work early mornings with possible weekend work, not 
exceeding 40 hours.. The technician will be expected to find housing 
near the Fort Hood military base (we will be working closely with the 
long-standing field biologists for the Golden-cheeked Warbler monitoring 
project, so housing with multiple people is possible). Housing vendors 
near the base will be provided for the technician to choose from, if 
needed.  Qualifications: The applicant must have a B.S. or working 
towards finishing their degree. Applicant must be able to work 
independently and with other seasonal biologists at sites, with a strong 
organizational and detail-oriented attitude. Applicant must be in good 
physical condition and willing to navigate through dense juniper-oak 
forest around canyons and steep slopes, and handle other field 
conditions (e.g. heat, biting insects). Applicant must have good hearing 
and full spectrum vision (necessary for re-sighting of color-banded 
individuals). The applicant must also have a valid driver’s license and 
personal vehicle to drive into the base (will not be used for field 
work). Previous experience nest searching, using radio telemetry, 
performing vegetation samples, navigating with GPS and compass, and 
handling and banding birds is preferred. Experience with 4WD vehicles is 
preferred, but not necessary. Once selected, the technician must be able 
to pass a background check before hiring. Once hired, vision and driving 
tests must be passed to use work vehicles.  Compensation: ~13.00/hour 
depending on experience. Housing is NOT provided.  To apply, email-cover 
letter with your interest in the position, resume with prior experience, 
and contact information for three professional and/or academic 
references (phone numbers and e-mail addresses) to EVALYNN TRUMBO, UIUC 
– Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. Send 
applications and/or questions to (EM: etrumbo AT illinois.edu). Include 
"GCWA Field Technician" in subject line of email. Applications will be 
reviewed as they are received.

FIELD ASSISTANT  at Kansas State University.  Location: Costa Rica. 
Duration: 5 months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Application Deadline: 14 Dec 
2016.  Job Description: VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS needed for studies of 
a tropical songbird in Costa Rica. These studies will assess the 
physiological and genetic characteristics of courtship behaviors of the 
white-ruffed manakin (Corapipo altera) in northern Costa Rica. We will 
be surveying for lek arenas and mist-netting extensively to collect 
materials for genetic and parasite analyses. Conditions will be wet, 
remote, and rustic. Research will begin March 2017 and continue until 
early July 2017. Assistants should be willing to commit to the entire 
field season.  Qualifications: A positive attitude and ability to cope 
with unpredictable field conditions is absolutely necessary. We are 
especially seeking applicants with mist-netting and bird-handling 
skills. Prior experience working in the tropics, functional Spanish, and 
general outdoorsmanship are highly valued.  Compensation: Station fees, 
food, and accommodation expenses at the field site will be provided.  To 
Apply: Please send contact information for three references, a resumé or 
CV and a cover letter indicating why you are interested in this position 
to (EM: caulicky AT ksu.edu).

AVIAN CONSERVATION FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Kauai Forest Bird Recovery 
Project.  Website: http://www.kauaiforestbirds.org  Location: Alakai 
Wilderness and Hanapepe, Kauai, Hawaii.  Duration: February to July, 
2017.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 5-6. Application 
Deadline: 10 Nov 2016.  Job Description: SEASONAL AVIAN CONSERVATION 
FIELD TECHNICIANS needed for work with the Kauai Forest Bird Recovery 
Project. Our project focuses on a variety of work with three 
critically-endangered endemic Hawaiian songbirds, the Akikiki, Akeke’e 
and Puaiohi, that all inhabit the extremely wet, beautiful and rugged 
montane rainforest on the island of Kauai. The position will focus on 
searching for endangered bird nests, conducting bird surveys, vegetation 
and habitat sampling, mist-netting and banding birds, and maintaining 
rat control grids. Field Technicians will also assist in our third year 
of extracting eggs from Akikiki and Akeke’e nests to start a captive 
breeding program in collaboration with the San Diego Zoo. This is a rare 
opportunity to work on endangered tropical species in the U.S. while 
gaining valuable research skills. The work is physically challenging, 
requiring a 4 to 8 mile hike to the main field camps by way of steep 
slopes, tangled forest and stream crossings on obscure trails with up to 
40 pound packs (occasionally 60). Daily field conditions include hiking 
through dense forest in and along streams, often in rainy and chilly 
weather.  Qualifications: Applicants must be able to detect and identify 
birds by sight and sound, be physically fit, and able to navigate rugged 
and complex terrain using GPS, compass, and maps. Experience with nest 
searching and abundance surveys (e.g., line transects or point counts) 
is required. Experience with color-band re-sighting, behavioral 
observation, territory mapping, radio-telemetry, small mammal trapping, 
and mist-netting/banding is strongly desired. Experience with rock 
climbing, advanced tree climbing (arborist), and knots a plus. 
Mechanical and electronics skills and current First Aid and CPR 
certifications are a plus. Abundant enthusiasm for conserving Hawaii’s 
native species (including controlling invasive species along the way) is 
essential, as are self-motivation, the ability to work well in a small 
team, a positive attitude, and willingness to live in remote field camps 
for more than a week at a time. Careful data collection is a must, and 
when not in the field, office duties will include data entry and 
management, maintenance of field equipment, and other work around the 
office.  Compensation: Compensation is $2,371/mo with holidays. Crew 
will have some access to project vehicles. Housing when not in the field 
will not be provided, but we will help finding housing. Successful 
applicants must provide own travel to Lihue, Kauai, have a valid driver 
license, and be legally eligible to work in the U.S. For more 
information, contact (EM: info AT kauaiforestbirds.org). To Apply: 
Applications will be accepted until November 10, 2016 and will be 
reviewed as they are received. Required materials include a current CV, 
cover letter, and contact information for three references. Please email 
applications to (EM: puaiohijobs AT gmail.com) AND fill out application 
message on-line at http://kauaiforestbirds.org/get-involved/employment1

AVIAN CONSERVATION FIELD ASSISTANT  at Kauai Forest Bird Recovery 
Project.  Website: http://www.kauaiforestbirds.org  Location: Alakai 
Wilderness and Hanapepe, Kauai, Hawaii.  Duration: December 2016 or 
January 2017 to July 2017 and beyond.  Job Type: Permanent. Number of 
Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 10 Nov 2016.  Job Description: AVIAN 
CONSERVATION FIELD ASSISTANTS needed for work with the Kauai Forest Bird 
Recovery Project. Our project focuses on a variety of work with three 
critically-endangered endemic Hawaiian songbirds, the Akikiki, Akeke’e 
and Puaiohi, that all inhabit the extremely wet, beautiful and rugged 
montane rainforest on the island of Kauai. The position will focus on 
searching for endangered bird nests, conducting bird surveys, vegetation 
and habitat sampling, mist-netting and banding birds, and maintaining 
rat control grids. Field Assistants will also assist in our third year 
of extracting eggs from Akikiki and Akeke’e nests to start a captive 
breeding program in collaboration with the San Diego Zoo. This is a rare 
opportunity to work on endangered tropical species in the U.S. while 
gaining valuable research skills. The work is physically challenging, 
requiring a 4 to 8 mile hike to the main field camps by way of steep 
slopes, tangled forest and stream crossings on obscure trails with up to 
40 pound packs (occasionally 60). Remote camping away from established 
field camps will also be required. Field Assistants will also be 
expected to help supervise Technicians during the season. Daily field 
conditions include hiking through dense forest in and along streams, 
often in rainy and chilly weather.  Qualifications: Applicants must be 
able to detect and identify birds by sight and sound, be physically fit, 
and able to navigate rugged and complex terrain using GPS, compass, and 
maps. Experience with nest searching and abundance surveys (e.g., line 
transects or point counts), color-band re-sighting, behavioral 
observation, territory mapping, and mist-netting/banding is required. 
Experience with radio-telemetry, small mammal trapping, vegetation 
surveys, rock climbing, advanced tree climbing (arborist), and knots a 
plus. Mechanical and electronics skills and current First Aid and CPR 
certifications are also a plus. Abundant enthusiasm for conserving 
Hawaii’s native species (including controlling invasive species along 
the way) is essential, as are self-motivation, the ability to work well 
in a small team, a positive attitude, and willingness to live in remote 
field camps for more than a week at a time. Careful data collection is a 
must, and when not in the field, office duties will include data entry 
and management, maintenance of field equipment, and other work around 
the office. Familiarity with GIS and database management strongly 
desired.  Compensation: Compensation is $2436/mo with holidays. Crew 
will have some access to project vehicles. Housing when not in the field 
will not be provided, but we will help finding housing. Successful 
applicants must provide own travel to Lihue, Kauai, have a valid driver 
license, and be legally eligible to work in the U.S. For more 
information, contact info (EM: AT kauaiforestbirds.org). To Apply: 
Applications will be accepted until November 10, 2016 and will be 
reviewed as they are received. Required materials include a current CV, 
cover letter, and contact information for three references. Please email 
applications to (EM: puaiohijobs AT gmail.com) AND fill out application 
message on-line at http://kauaiforestbirds.org/get-involved/employment1

FIELD BIOLOGIST  at Tetra Tech.  Location: Near Plainview, Texas. 
Duration: One year, with the possibility of an extension.  Job Type: 
Temporary.  Application Deadline: 11 Nov 2016.  Job Description: Tetra 
Tech is seeking a local biologist to assist with baseline wildlife 
surveys in support of a proposed wind energy project near Plainview, 
Texas. The work will involve avian point-count and eagle use surveys, 
raptor nest surveys, and acoustic bat surveys. Qualifications: Minimum 
qualifications include: (1) own a 4-wheel drive vehicle for use during 
project work (mileage will be reimbursed), (2) live within a 1.5-hour 
commute of the project, (3) prior experience identifying bird species by 
sight and sound, (4) ability to identify and age raptors in flight, 
particularly eagles, (5) ability to follow verbal and written 
instructions, adhere to stringent protocol, and act in a professional 
manner, (6) a BS in wildlife biology or related field, (7) ability to 
maintain focus throughout the surveys, (8) willingness to work long 
hours in windy conditions and extreme temperatures. The primary survey 
schedule will be 4 consecutive days every other week from November 2016 
to November 2017. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable 
applicant is found.  Compensation: The salary is up to $25/hour, 
depending on experience.  To Apply: If interested, please send a cover 
letter, your resume, and contact information for 3 references to: (EM:  
rich.young AT tetratech.com).

GOLDEN-CHEEKED WARBLER SEASONAL FIELD BIOLOGISTS  at University of 
Illinois.  Location: Fort Hood, Texas.  Duration: Seasonal.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: multiple. Application Deadline: 30 Nov 
2016.  Job Description: The University of Illinois seeks to hire 
SEASONAL FIELD BIOLOGISTS to conduct monitoring of the Golden-cheeked 
Warbler on Fort Hood, Texas. Selected applicants will work 13 February 
to 02 June 2017. Occasional off-site travel and work may be required to 
include overnight camping. The primary tasks will be to resight 
color-banded birds, locate and monitor nests, delineate territories, 
conduct point count surveys, distance sampling, mist net and band birds, 
navigate and enter data with a Trimble GPS, and properly maintain a work 
vehicle and field equipment. New for the 2017 season is the deployment 
of geolocators by select crewmembers. There are four weeks of training 
and proficiency mastered prior to conducting research. Previous 
experience with any of these activities is a plus.Work starts before 
sunrise, includes continuous hiking in hot sunny environments with 
mosquitos, chiggers, fire ants, cacti, snakes, and poison ivy along with 
a colorful variety of birds and wildflowers.  Qualifications: Applicants 
must be in good physical condition, have good hearing, and be able to 
see the full spectrum of colors. A bachelor’s degree in a related field 
is required. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and a good 
driving record. Once selected, applicants will be required to pass a 
background check before hiring is complete. Crewmembers must provide 
their own housing and transportation to and from Fort Hood. Selected 
individuals will receive a list of local housing vendors. The use of 
work trucks is limited to duty hours only. Workweeks are 35-48 hours; 
overtime accrued after 40 hours in a one-week period. The earning of 
overtime not guaranteed. Individuals expected to be available for a flex 
schedule, weekend work, and possible overtime.  Compensation: 
13.00/hour. : To apply, e-mail cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for three references to (EM: FortHoodGCWA2017 AT gmail.com). 
Include “Seasonal Field Biologist” in subject line of e-mail. 
Applications reviewed and positions offered as qualified applicants are 
received. Be sure to apply early for consideration.

MSC IN AVIAN ECOLOGY AND ECOTOXICOLOGY  at University of Saskatchewan.  
Location: Saskatoon, SK, Canada.  Duration: 2 years. Job Type: Student.  
Application Deadline: 1 Nov 2016.  Job Description: The selected student 
will conduct research, using both captive and wild birds, to evaluate 
how changes in spring temperatures might influence the health of 
shorebirds, through effects on (a) embryonic development times, (b) 
tissue distributions and detoxification of contaminants in ovo, with 
consequences for physiological and fitness related trade-offs. Working 
will be at the new U of S Facility for Applied Avian Research (FAAR) and 
in the field. This project is in collaboration with Dr. K Gurney at 
Environment and Climate Change Canada. The student will be trained in 
experimental design, sample collection, and statistical analyses of 
results. Anticipated start date is January 2017, with field work 
commencing in early May.  Qualifications: BSc with a strong background 
in biology, ecotoxicology or environmental science is required, and some 
prior field and/or captive research experience with birds is highly 
desirable. Ideally, the student will also have relevant experience in 
conducting field-based studies and be willing to develop their 
quantitative skills.  Compensation: Minimum stipend funding is available 
at $18,500 per annum, however, candidates with a strong academic record 
(80% or higher) have a high probability of securing competitive student 
scholarships.  To Apply: Send application to (EM: christy.morrissey AT 
usask.ca) and include (a) a letter describing your interests and 
qualifications for the position, specifically highlighting how your 
skills match the position requirements, (b) your CV/resume, (c) contact 
information for 3 academic/professional references, and (d) copies of 
any unofficial transcripts. Applications should be received by Dec.1, 
2016 but suitable candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP. Informal 
inquiries (without application materials) are welcome.

MSC POSITION IN AVIAN ECOTOXICOLOGY  at University of Saskatchewan. 
Location: Saskatoon, SK, Canada.  Duration: 2 years.  Job Type: 
Student.  Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2016.  Job Description: The 
student will address ecotoxicological questions related to shorebird 
fuelling at stopovers and fasting during long distance flights. Through 
a set of controlled experiments and possibly field sampling, you will 
evaluate the accumulation, distribution and metabolism of industrial 
contaminants (e.g. PCBs and PAHs) during both fuelling and fasting 
(flight) in birds. Position is based out of Saskatoon with captive bird 
work at the Facility for Applied Avian Research (FAAR). Some field work 
will be included depending on the student’s interest and skills.  
Qualifications: I am seeking an enthusiastic and motivated student with 
a solid academic background and a strong interest in ecology and 
toxicology. The ideal candidate will have experience working in avian 
wildlife with previous lab or field research experience. Specific 
requirements include 1) BSc degree in Ecology, Toxicology or 
Environmental studies with strong academic record (80% or better) 2) 
Experience in handling and blood sampling of birds is an asset 3) 
Experience in conducting lab bioassays or lab analyses is an asset 4) 
Strong writing and communication skills 5) Self-motivated and able to 
work independently and with a team. Compensation: Minimum stipend 
funding is available at $18,500 per annum, however, candidates must have 
a strong academic record (80% or higher) to secure competitive student 
scholarships.  To Apply: If interested and qualified, please send a 
statement of interest and suitability, your CV (including names of 
references), and a copy of your unofficial transcript by email to DR. 
MORRISSEY (EM: christy.morrissey AT usask.ca).

SEASONAL AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGIST (LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE)  at Institute for 
Wildlife Studies.  Website: http://www.iws.org  Location: San Clemente 
Island, CA (off San Diego).  Duration: Approximately 7 months.  Job 
Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 4-5.  Application Deadline: 20 Nov 
2016.  Job Description: The Institute for Wildlife Studies (IWS) is 
seeking applicants for seasonal avian field biologists to assist with 
the release and monitoring of the San Clemente Loggerhead Shrike (SCLS), 
a federally endangered, endemic subspecies on San Clemente Island (SCI), 
California. SCI is the southernmost of the California Channel Islands, 
located 68 miles off the coast of San Diego. These are 7-month (approx.) 
positions beginning mid-February to early March. Contingent on 
performance and funding availability, seasonal employees may be offered 
promotions to full-time positions, which include additional health 
benefits and paid vacation. Field Biologist duties include, but are not 
limited to: 1. Nest searching and monitoring; 2. Behavioral observation 
and color-band re-sighting of wild and captive shrikes; 3. Releasing 
captive-origin shrikes, and providing supplemental food to captive and 
released shrikes; 4. Daily radio-telemetry of released shrikes; 5. 
Trapping and banding (depending on permitting qualifications) nestling 
and adult shrikes; 6. Cage construction and maintenance; 7. Data 
management in Microsoft Access and Excel, and in ArcView GIS; and, 8. 
Day-to-day upkeep of the field station and IWS equipment. ***Start date 
to be discussed during interview, but will likely be between 15 February 
and 1 March.***  Qualifications: We are seeking enthusiastic biologists 
with strong field work and research backgrounds who are committed to 
conservation and applied ecology. This position requires extreme 
patience, sharp observation skills using spotting scopes and binoculars, 
and the ability to hike daily in steep, rugged terrain. Because this 
work is conducted on a military installation, each applicant must be a 
citizen of the United States or be covered under a TN NAFTA work visa 
and possess (or be willing to acquire before the position starts) a 
valid U.S. driver’s license. In addition, the Navy will perform a 
post-hire background check before issuing a base access credential. Each 
successful candidate will have earned a B.S. in wildlife biology, 
ecology or a related field and have experience with avian biology. 
Preferred qualifications include experience with: nest searching and 
monitoring, behavioral observation, color band identification, radio 
telemetry, passerine banding, and the operation of 4-wheel drive 
vehicles on primitive roads. Applicants should be in excellent physical 
condition and be comfortable hiking alone for 3–5 miles with a 30–40 
pound pack in steep, rocky, cactus-covered terrain and in temperatures 
ranging from 40–100°F. SCI is owned and operated by the U.S. Navy as a 
training facility and personnel will be required to follow established 
military protocols and rules, including keeping a clean and organized 
work and living space. Applicants should enjoy living as part of a small 
research community in a busy field station, interacting with biologists 
working on other projects, and working with military personnel and 
members of other organizations who may have varying missions, opinions, 
and personalities. Additionally, applicants must be willing to 
participate in the day-to-day upkeep of a busy field station, including 
cleaning work vehicles and shared kitchen/office space. Employees work 
10 days on island, and then take 4 off (off island). All employment 
offers are contingent on the insurability of the applicant by IWS and 
applicants will be asked to provide information to verify their driving 
record. Additional information regarding IWS research on SCI is 
available on the IWS website (www.iws.org). Compensation: Approximately 
$2,350/month (based on an hourly rate) plus health benefits. We also 
provide both housing and a food stipend while on island. Transportation 
to and from SCI each week via twin-engine propeller planes flying out of 
the Naval Base Coronado in San Diego is provided. Off-island 
accommodations and food are not provided, but off-island accommodation 
options include hotels, camping, or short-term apartment sharing with 
other biologists.  To Apply: To apply send a SINGLE file containing a 
combined cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for 3 
professional references (including telephone number, email, and work 
address). Please state the number of adult and nestling passerines (or 
small falcons/owls) you have banded. Banding experience is strongly 
preferred, but not required. Send application materials to JUSTYN STAHL 
(EM: jstahl AT iws.org). Please indicate ‘shrike job’ in the subject 
heading. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received 
and we therefore encourage interested parties to apply promptly. This 
announcement will be open until all positions have been filled.

PHD POSITION - ECOLOGY OF WETLANDS AND INSECTIVOROUS BIRDS  at 
University of Saskatchewan.  Location: Saskatoon, SK, Canada. Duration: 
3-4 years.  Job Type: Student.  Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2016.  Job 
Description: We are seeking a talented student to develop a PhD program 
of research addressing questions about how intact Prairie wetlands can 
buffer agroecosystems against land use perturbations, pesticides and 
other stressors. The student will investigate factors that alter wetland 
health and the ability of wetlands to provide a resource for exporting 
high quality aquatic prey for terrestrial insectivorous birds. The work 
will involve observational and experimental studies using a 
well-established nestbox population of Tree swallows across different 
agricultural landscapes. This is a collaborative project with Dr. Tim 
Jardine (U of S) and Dr. Bob Clark at Environment and Climate Change 
Canada. Qualifications: We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated 
student with a solid academic background and a strong interest in 
ecology of wild birds and aquatic ecosystems. The ideal candidate will 
have experience working on avian wildlife, aquatic invertebrates and 
with previous field research experience. Specific requirements include 
1) BSc and MSc degree in Ecology and Environmental studies with strong 
academic record (80% or better) 2) Experience in handling and sampling 
of birds in order to obtain a banding permit 3) A valid driver’s licence 
4) Strong writing and oral communication skills 5) an ability to work 
independently and with a team.  Compensation: Minimum PhD stipend is 
$21,000/annum. Students with strong academic record may be eligible for 
competitive university scholarships.  To Apply: If interested and 
qualified, please send a statement of interest and suitability, your CV 
(including names of references), and a copy of your unofficial 
transcript by email to Dr. MORRISSEY (EM: christy.morrissey AT usask.ca).

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE  at University of Florida.  Website: 
http://www.wec.ufl.edu/faculty/frederickp/  Location: Gainesville and 
Homestead FL.  Duration: two years.  Job Type: Post-doc. Application 
Deadline: 10 Dec 2016.  Job Description: Postdoctoral Research Associate 
– this position will continue ongoing research on the role of 
methylmercury in avian reproduction, using piscivorous birds in the 
Florida Everglades as the study setting. The research builds on nearly 
two decades of work in this ecosystem on dynamics of mercury 
contamination, and the determinants of reproductive success. Applicants 
should have completed the PhD, have experience in ecotoxicology and 
field research, evidence of writing and publishing skills, quantitative 
analysis skills, and a willingness to work as part of a research team. 
Position is based at University of Florida in Gainesville but as much as 
6 months of the year will be located in south Florida engaged in 
Everglades field work. A sense of humor, and experience with boats, 
wetlands, avian blood collection, and other field skills will be 
favorably considered. Position begins January 2017, salary $47,500 
annually plus benefits. Applicants should send letter of application, 
CV, and contact information for three references via email to Dr. PETER 
FREDERICK (EM: pfred AT ufl.edu) by 10 December 2016.  Qualifications: 
Postdoctoral Research Associate – this position will continue ongoing 
research on the role of methylmercury in avian reproduction, using 
piscivorous birds in the Florida Everglades as the study setting. The 
research builds on nearly two decades of work in this ecosystem on 
dynamics of mercury contamination, and the determinants of reproductive 
success. Applicants should have completed the PhD, have experience in 
ecotoxicology and field research, evidence of writing and publishing 
skills, quantitative analysis skills, and a willingness to work as part 
of a research team. Position is based at University of Florida in 
Gainesville but as much as 6 months of the year will be located in south 
Florida engaged in Everglades field work. A sense of humor, and 
experience with boats, wetlands, avian blood collection, and other field 
skills will be favorably considered. Position begins January 2017, 
salary $47,500 annually plus benefits. Applicants should send letter of 
application, CV, and contact information for three references via email 
to Dr. PETER FREDERICK (EM: pfred AT ufl.edu) by 10 December 2016.  
Compensation: salary $47,500 annually plus benefits  To Apply: 
Applicants should send letter of application, CV, and contact 
information for three references via email to Dr. PETER FREDERICK (EM: 
pfred AT ufl.edu) by 10 December 2016.

LEAD BIRD BANDER  at Bandelier National Monument.  Website: 
http://www.nps.gov/band  Location: Los Alamos, NM.  Duration: 6 months.  
Job Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 6 Dec 2016.  Job Description: 
Bandelier National Monument is seeking applicants for a six-month 
biological science internship. The selected candidate’s primary 
responsibility will be to serve as the lead bird bander for the park’s 
2017 bird banding program, which is one of a number of long-term 
research and monitoring programs at the monument. The lead bird bander 
will be part of a three-person bird banding crew consisting of an 
international intern and a National Park Service employee. Our bird 
banding program includes both Monitoring Avian Productivity and 
Survivorship (MAPS) and migratory banding stations which have been 
monitored for 13 years. During the summer season (May-July), the bird 
banding crew will monitor and track nesting passerines at four MAPS 
sites at different locations in the park. During Fall migration 
(August-mid-October), the crew will work with volunteers and school 
groups to track migrating passerines. A key part of our bird banding 
program is educating under-served school children about the bird banding 
process, with an emphasis on the biology of birds and potential 
influences from warming climates. The selected applicant will all be 
involved in creating a 45-minute bird banding presentation to deliver to 
approximately 20 different 4th-6th grade classes. These programs will 
take place in September during which the schools will also visit the 
banding site to see the scientists and interns in action. The secondary 
responsibilities of this position will be to provide general support to 
Bandelier’s Natural Resources Program which may include: conducting 
avian point counts; monitoring Peregrine Falcon nests; 
repairing/removing ungulate exclosures; assisting with bat surveys; 
leading birding walk for visitors; assisting with vegetation plots; 
assisting with invertebrate pit fall trapping; assisting in the 
planting, salvaging, and caring of native plants; assisting in the 
mapping and control of exotic plants; and entering data into databases. 
Much of the above-mentioned work will be performed outdoors and may 
require walking or hiking over rugged terrain and working outdoors in 
both hot and cold weather. Position will be in mid-May 2017 and end in 
mid-October 2017.  Qualifications: Recruiting a highly-qualified intern 
to support the Bandelier’s bird banding program and Natural Resources 
Program is essential to our success. Applicants must be able to obtain, 
at a minimum, a sub-permit from the Bird Banding Laboratory (BBL). 
Applicants must be skilled in all aspects of bird banding including: 
setting up mist nets; removing birds from the nets; banding birds; 
identifying, sexing, and aging birds, collecting information on bird’s 
body condition and reproductive status; and properly releasing the bird 
without harm. Applicant must be able to perform these bird banding 
duties while ensuring the safety of staff and birds is met at all times. 
Applicants must be willing to train less-experienced interns and able to 
work well with others. It is preferred that applicants have experience 
with the MAPSProg data management software, but it is not mandatory. It 
will be expected that the selected candidate be an active team member to 
both the bird banding crew and Bandelier’s Natural Resources Program and 
be willing to perform a wide-array of duties. Applicants must be able 
and willing to work irregular schedules including early mornings, 
nights, and weekends. It is desirable that applicants be able to carry 
30+ lbs and have experience hiking and navigating in remote backcountry 
settings using map, compass, and GPS. Compensation: $3,000/month + 
housing.  To apply, please send your resume, contact information for 
three references, and proof that you are eligible to be permitted or 
sub-permitted by the BBL to SARAH MILLIGAN (EM:  sarah_milligan AT 
nps.gov).

VOLUNTEER FIELD TECHNICIAN IN FAIRYWREN BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY  at Tulane 
University.  Website: http://karubian.tulane.edu  Location: Western 
Province, Papua New Guinea.  Duration: ~3 months, starts at around the 
end of Jan-mid Feb.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 20 Nov 2016.  Job Description: I am looking for 
two volunteer field assistants for research on the behavioral ecology of 
white-shouldered fairywrens in Papua New Guinea. Field techs will assist 
in monitoring a color-banded population in Western Province, Papua New 
Guinea (PNG). Potential tasks will include mist-netting, banding, 
color-band resighting (and tracking), blood sample collection, nest 
searching, behavioral experiments, and audio recordings. All costs for 
in-country transportation, lodging, and food are provided by the 
project, with the exception of recreational trips on days off. The field 
site is located in a small, remote village in the lowlands of Western 
Province. Living conditions are very basic, with no electricity, and 
little outside contact. Mosquitoes, rain, high temperatures, crocodiles, 
and venomous snakes are all present on the site. Qualifications: The 
ideal field assistant will have bird banding, nest searching, and/or 
tracking experience. The ability to resight color combos is a 
significant plus. Additionally, international research experience (not a 
requirement per se), confidence to work independently and alongside 
locals, and a good sense of humor and attitude go a long way. Applicants 
should be in good physical condition (as we often will hike a few miles 
per day) and be able to tolerate difficult living and working 
conditions. Finally, things go astray from the plan quite frequently in 
PNG; being patient and understanding with these challenges is good to 
keep in mind. Compensation: This is a volunteer position, and as such, 
there is no associated salary. Our basic model is for applicants to 
cover their own travel to PNG, and we will provide all local transport, 
lodging and food.  To apply, please send a one page cover letter 
(detailing your research experience as well as what you would want to 
gain from this position), your CV, and contact information for three 
references (who know your work ethic, preferably in the field) to JOHN 
ANTHONY JONES (johnajones91 AT gmail.com). Please feel free to enquire 
about any questions pertinent to this application or regarding the field 
work in PNG. Because the visa process takes awhile in PNG, the position 
will be filled as quickly as applicants come in. November 20th is a soft 
deadline, but do that the note position may be filled by then to 
expedite the visa process.

M.S. GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP  at West Virginia University. 
Website: http://wildlife.wvu.edu/  Location: Morgantown, West Virginia.  
Duration: 2 Years.  Job Type: Student.  Application Deadline: 15 Nov 
2016.  Job Description: The School of Natural Resources at West Virginia 
University is searching for an MS student to help develop surveys for 
Loggerhead Shrikes (Lanius ludovicianus), using playback, automated 
recording unit technology, and decoys. Loggerhead Shrikes populations 
continue to experience range-wide declines (3.2%/year), and are a 
species listed as greatest conservation need in West Virginia and 
Virginia. The research project will focus on grazed high-elevation 
pastures in West Virginia and Virginia, and reclaimed mine lands in West 
Virginia. In addition to Loggerhead Shrikes, the student will be asked 
to survey for other grassland and early successional bird species to 
develop multi-species occupancy and abundance models. This student will 
work with cooperators from the West Virginia Division of Natural 
Resources, and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The 
student will be working towards an MS in Wildlife and Fisheries 
Resources at West Virginia University (http://wildlife.wvu.edu/).  
Qualifications: The ideal applicant should be familiar with 
grassland/early successional bird identification by sight and sound via 
point counts or other bird survey experiences. Applicant should also be 
familiar with plant species identification, collecting vegetation 
measurements, and preference will be given to applicants with GIS 
experience. Applicants should be comfortable working long days in the 
field during hot summer months, and energetic and excited about applied 
avian conservation research. Applicants will also be responsible for 
hiring and supervising a research team. These data are being collected 
in conjunction with a loggerhead shrike banding effort supervised by 
state agencies. Applicants must have completed a BS in Wildlife Biology, 
Ecology, or a closely related field. Applicants must have a minimum 1100 
combined GRE score (V+Q) on the previous scale or 300 on the current 
scale, and a minimum 3.25 GPA. Compensation: $16,536/year plus health 
insurance and university tuition waiver.  To Apply: Electronic 
applications are preferred. To apply send a single file including: 1) 
cover letter outlining any relevant work experiences with bird surveys 
or grassland birds 2) resume including unofficial copy of transcripts 
and GRE scores, and 3) contact information for 3 references to Dr. CHRIS 
LITUMA (EM: cml0017 AT mail.wvu.edu).

GRADUATE STUDENT IN INTERTIDAL FOOD-WEB ECOLOGY  at University of 
Maine.  Location: Orono, Maine.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Student.  
Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2016.  Job Description: Drs. Amanda Klemmer 
and Brian Olsen (UMaine) are looking for a graduate student to 
investigate the community and food-web ecology of intertidal, 
rockweed-dominated (Ascophyllum & Fucus spp.) habitats in light of 
commercial rockweed harvesting. The candidate could pursue either a M.S. 
or Ph.D. degree starting in Orono, Maine in January 2017. In conjunction 
with partners at the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Maine Department 
of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and the National Park Service, the 
project’s objective is to assess linkages between rockweed, the 
invertebrate community, and coastal bird populations in a changing, 
multi-use landscape. Qualifications: The successful candidate will 
possess a strong academic record, field experience, and the ability to 
identify common invertebrate orders of the intertidal zone. Preference 
will be given to candidates with experience supervising field crews; 
building partnerships with industry, governmental agencies, non-profits, 
and public stakeholders; managing databases; and constructing 
statistical models (or interest in gaining such an experience). An 
enthusiasm for cold temperatures, wet feet, curious landowners, the bold 
beauty of the Maine coast, and other blessings of field work is 
required.  Compensation: The position will be funded by a combination of 
research and teaching assistantships.  To Apply: Interested candidates 
should email the following materials to (EM: amanda.klemmer AT maine.edu 
and brian.olsen AT maine.edu): a curriculum vitae, unofficial 
transcript, GRE scores, a scientific writing sample, and contact 
information for three references. Consideration of candidates will begin 
on November 10th until the position is filled.

SEASONAL AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS (BELL’S SPARROW)  at Institute for 
Wildlife Studies.  Website: http://www.iws.org  Location: San Clemente 
Island, CA.  Duration: 5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 10 Dec 2016.  Job Description: The 
Institute for Wildlife Studies (IWS) is seeking up to 4 seasonal field 
biologists to work on the San Clemente Bell’s Sparrow monitoring 
program. The San Clemente Bell’s Sparrow is a federally threatened 
subspecies endemic to San Clemente Island (SCI). SCI is the southernmost 
of the California Channel Islands and supports a unique and diverse 
ecosystem. The island is located ~68 miles off the coast of San Diego 
and is an active military base. Start dates will be in early February 
with positions lasting approximately 5 months. Field Biologist duties 
include, but are not limited to: 1) Nest searching and monitoring; 2) 
Territory spot-mapping, conducting area surveys, and re-sighting of 
color-banded birds; 3) Data entry and management in ArcMap, Access and 
Excel; 4) Day-to-day upkeep of the field station and IWS equipment.  
Qualifications: We are seeking highly-motivated and skilled field 
biologists with strong research backgrounds and a commitment to 
conservation and applied ecology. The successful candidates will have 
earned a B.S. in wildlife biology, zoology, ecology or a related field 
and have knowledge of, and experience with, avian biology. Required 
experience/qualifications: nest searching and monitoring, behavioral 
observations, and extensive hiking experience in difficult terrain. 
Preferred experience/qualifications: Color-band resighting, threatened & 
endangered species monitoring, vegetation survey experience, and ability 
to operate full-sized 4-wheel drive trucks on rocky and muddy roads. 
Because this work is conducted on a military installation, the applicant 
must be a citizen of the United States or be covered under a TN NAFTA 
work visa. Individuals must have (or be willing to acquire before start 
date) a valid U.S. driver’s license. Applicants should be in excellent 
physical condition and be comfortable hiking alone for 3–5 miles with a 
30–40 pound pack in steep, rocky, cactus-covered terrain and in 
temperatures ranging from 40–100°F. Applicants should enjoy living as 
part of a small research community in a busy field station, interacting 
with biologists working on other projects, and working with military 
personnel and members of other organizations who may have varying 
missions, opinions, and personalities. Additionally, applicants must be 
willing to participate in the day-to-day upkeep of the field station, 
including cleaning of work vehicles and shared kitchen/office space. 
Employees work 10 days on island, and then take 4 off (off island). All 
employment offers are contingent on the insurability of the applicant by 
IWS. All employees will be subject to a background check. Applicants 
will be asked to provide information to verify their driving record. 
Additional information regarding IWS research on SCI is available on the 
IWS website (http://www.iws.org).  Compensation: Approximately 
$2,350/month (based on an hourly rate) plus health benefits. We also 
provide both housing and a food stipend while on island. Transportation 
to and from SCI is via twin-engine propeller planes flying out of Naval 
Base Coronado in San Diego. Off-island accommodations and food are not 
provided.  To Apply: To apply send a cover letter, resume and names and 
contact information (including telephone number, email and work address) 
of at least 3 professional references as ONE document to SUSAN MEIMAN 
(EM: sparrowjobs AT iws.org). Applications will be reviewed in the order 
they are received and we therefore encourage interested parties to apply 
promptly.
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ASSISTANT PROFESSORS, TENURE-TRACK – As part of an ongoing expansion, 
the Department of Biological Sciences at the New Jersey Institute of 
Technology (NJIT) is looking to fill two new, 9-month, tenure-track 
faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level, beginning in 2017. 
We seek applicants with either of the following profiles:  1)  
Applicants with an interest and established record in bridging levels 
from systems or organismic function to behavior or ecology. Research 
areas can include - but are not limited to - ethology, microbiology, 
functional ecology, or evolution. Applicants with this profile should 
apply for the position at ( URL: 
http://njit.jobs/applicants/Central?quickFind=55733). All inquiries for 
this position should be directed to Dr. SIMON GARNIER (EM: garnier AT 
njit.edu).   2) Applicants with an interest and established record in 
bridging levels from cell biology or physiology, to systems or 
organismic function. Research areas can include - but are not limited to 
- neurobiology, ethology, evolution, or development. Applicants with 
this profile should apply for the position at (URL: 
http://njit.jobs/applicants/Central?quickFind=55732). All inquiries for 
this position should be directed to Dr. FARZAN NADIM (EM: farzan AT 
njit.edu).  Applicants should be prepared to upload a CV, a cover 
letter, and a statement of research interest. In addition, they should 
arrange for at least three references to send letters directly to Ms. 
SHAMAY CARTY (EM:  carty AT njit.edu).  Candidates will be expected to 
maintain an active, funded research program, supervise graduate 
students, and contribute to the overall success of the Department.  NJIT 
is a tier-one public research university located in Newark, NJ, with an 
emphasis on STEM subjects. The Department of Biological Sciences at NJIT 
currently consists of ten research faculty with expertise in 
neurobiology, sensory and motor systems, locomotion, collective 
behavior, and functional and spatial ecology. The Department is also 
Federated with neighboring Rutgers-University Newark, adding colleagues 
in cellular neurobiology, cell signaling, genetics, systematics, 
evolution and ecology. The successful applicant will occupy customizable 
space in a newly renovated research facility. Duties will also include 
teaching introductory and upper-level undergraduate and graduate 
courses, depending on expertise. NJIT is an equal-opportunity employer. 
Applications from minorities and women are especially welcome.

WILDLIFE INTERN, MERRITT ISLAND NWR – Location:  Titusville, Florida  
Duration: 8 weeks +  Job Type: Non-paid Internship, housing provided  
Application Deadline:   None.  Job Description: This is a Non-paid 
Internship. Gain valuable habitat and wildlife management experience as 
a member of the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge staff.  Work 
includes eradicating non-native plants on the Refuge. This includes 
control of invasive plants by herbicide application.  Other work 
includes participating in various Refuge wildlife surveys, small mammal 
surveys, and bird surveys, and check stations. The person selected for 
this internship will also assist Refuge biologists with other duties 
like water level control of impoundments, Florida Scrub Jay banding, and 
scrub management. Housing will be provided at no cost.  Interns must be 
willing to commit to 8 weeks of service.  Start and end dates are 
flexible. Qualifications:  Be able to work independently and as part of 
a team.  Bachelor’s degree (or pursuing) in wildlife management, natural 
resources, or related field.  Must have a valid driver’s license. A 
government vehicle will be provided for official duties. A personal 
vehicle is not required but desired.    Number of Openings:  1  To 
Apply:  Contact MIKE LEGARE, Wildlife Biologist, Merritt Island NWR: 
(EM: mike_legare AT fws.gov), please email your telephone number.

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS – Southeastern Louisiana University invites 
applications for two positions at the Assistant Professor level in the 
Department of Biological Sciences to begin in August 2017. Candidates 
must have a PhD in any area of the biological sciences and a record of 
scholarly accomplishments.  Postdoctoral experience is preferred. 
Position 1: The successful candidate will teach Comparative Vertebrate 
Anatomy, as well as other biology courses based upon the applicant’s 
area of expertise.  Position 2: The successful candidate will have 
expertise in either bioinformatics, genetics, molecular biology, 
evolutionary biology or some combination of these areas. The successful 
candidate will also be expected to contribute to teaching in one or more 
of those areas. Both candidates will be expected to maintain a research 
program appropriate in a department with both an undergraduate and a 
master’s level degree program.  Southeastern Louisiana University is 
primarily a teaching institution whose mission is successful education 
of undergraduate and graduate students.   The Department of Biological 
Sciences has more than 800 undergraduate majors in five concentrations.  
The Department is housed in a modern building with excellent research 
and teaching laboratories as well as other research facilities including 
a roof-top greenhouse, a Vertebrate Museum, an Electron Microscopy 
Center, a vivarium and the Turtle Cove Environmental Research Station.  
The Department has approximately 25 graduate students in the MS degree 
program. The University is positioned in a biologically diverse region 
with ample opportunities for research in terrestrial, freshwater, or 
estuarine habitats.  For information concerning the Department of 
Biological Sciences please visit our web page at: 
http://www.southeastern.edu/biology  To be considered as an official 
applicant, the candidate must submit an online application, which will 
include a letter of application, a detailed vita, academic transcripts 
(official transcripts required upon employment), and the names, 
addresses and telephone numbers of three references who can be contacted 
by Southeastern Louisiana University. Applicants must apply online at: 
https://jobs.selu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58306  Questions 
concerning Position 1 should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, 
Dr. KYLE PILLER (EM:  kyle.piller AT selu.edu). Questions concerning 
Position 2 should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. BRIAN 
CROTHER (EM: bcrother AT selu.edu).  Review of applicants will begin on 
1 Nov 2016. Southeastern is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 
Employer.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR, SALTON SEA  at National Audubon Society  Website: 
http://www.audubon.org/  Location: San Francisco, CA.  Duration: Open.  
Job Type: Permanent.  Job Description: The Salton Sea Program Director 
will grow Audubon California’s (ACA) contributions to conservation in 
Southern California with specific attention on the Salton Sea. S/He will 
exercise leadership and management responsibility in developing 
conservation programs, advancing conservation science and policy, 
engaging the network and attracting new funds. The Program Director is 
charged with expansion and implementation of existing campaigns, with 
conservation partners, to secure significant and sustained commitments 
to Salton Sea habitat restoration and management. S/he will also assist 
with the facilitations of the State of California’s Salton Sea 
Management Plan (SSMP) that supports Audubon’s goals to protect birds 
and their habitat at the Salton Sea while also controlling for dust to 
protect human health. The Program Director will collaborate with and 
advise a coordinated multi-disciplinary group of policy, science, 
modeling and other technical experts working to address key 
water-related challenges at the Salton Sea. The focus of the Salton Sea 
Program Director position includes: - Raising awareness and stressing 
urgency around the environmental degradation and threat to public health 
at the Salton Sea, helping lawmakers and other decision makers to 
understand that the State of California must make a significant and 
sustained investment in real solutions there. - Securing the best 
outcomes for birds and people around the Salton Sea by influencing the 
State’s SSMP planning and immediate implementation process and ensuring 
habitat protections in the draft plan, anticipated December 2016. The 
Salton Sea is part of the Colorado River Basin; consequently, in 
addition to his/her work in Southern California, the Program Director 
will serve as an expert liaison between the Salton Sea and Audubon’s 
Colorado River program in the context of ensuring water for habitat 
throughout the lower Colorado River basin. This position will report to 
the Vice President of the Pacific Flyway/Executive Director of Audubon 
California and with a dotted line to Audubon’s Program Director, Western 
Waters. Essential Functions: Policy / Campaign Coordination - In 
partnership with ACA’s Director of Public Policy, expand and implement 
public policy campaign to advance Audubon's Salton Sea and Colorado 
River Basin goals with advocacy, lobbying, and/or involvement in state 
legislature, and in working with members of Congress as well as federal 
and state government leaders. - Secure Salton Sea specific policies for 
a long-term solution and funding from state and/or federal agencies. - 
Work with NGO partners to expand and implement a coordinated campaign to 
secure funding and implementation commitments for Salton Sea habitat 
restoration and management. - Educate policy-makers in Southern 
California, Sacramento and DC Salton Sea issues and gain support for 
significant and sustained investment in real solutions at the sea. 
Engagement - Develop and implement engagement strategies that support 
Audubon’s campaign to secure public commitments to robust habitat 
restoration and management at the Salton Sea, including: - Initiating 
and developing strategic partnerships to bolster efforts already on the 
ground and give voice to the local community. - In conjunction with 
Audubon California’s Chapter Network and Communications teams, boost 
chapter efforts to engage with voters on Salton Sea related issues. - 
Play a critical role as an ambassador of Audubon, representing the 
organization with funders, conservation leaders, community members, 
policy makers and other important stakeholders to advance the project, 
inform stakeholder opinions and decisions, and harness the power of 
Audubon's network. - Work with other concerned NGOs, together with whom 
we are sitting on relevant stakeholder committees, as well as the 
Audubon network to build upon and implement a campaign that engages key 
public agencies and water user organizations to secure funding 
commitments to Salton Sea habitat restoration and ensure robust habitat 
outcomes. Conservation - Seek to achieve long-term solutions for habitat 
and water that support Audubon’s goals to protect birds. - Coordinate 
and communicate with Audubon’s science team and communicate to outside 
audiences to ultimately advance habitat restoration goals at the Salton 
Sea. - Ensure connection and integration of Audubon’s Salton Sea and 
Colorado River basin programs. - Lead effort to model baseline habitat 
at the Salton Sea, so that a habitat “balance sheet” may be used to 
track projects and ensure that management activities at the sea add up 
to something meaningful for birds. Development - Seek and develop 
fundraising opportunities to support Audubon’s and its partner 
organizations’ efforts at the Salton Sea. Work with government, 
foundation, and individual funding sources. - Manage program budgets and 
work with Director of Finance to ensure necessary budget reporting and 
to ensure the program adheres to budgetary requirements.  
Qualifications: - Bachelor’s degree in public policy, environmental 
policy or related field required; advanced degree strongly preferred. - 
7-10 years’ progressive professional experience managing 
externally-facing conservation projects, to include possessing a deep 
knowledge of water policy. This position must maintain sophisticated 
current knowledge and expertise on the legal, diplomatic, policy, 
institutional, economic, cultural and technical issues relevant to water 
management in California. - Demonstrated success and comfort with 
fundraising, in particular with major donors, foundations, corporations, 
and government funders preferred. - Experience with public policy 
development and advocacy, campaigns, lobbying, and/or involvement in the 
California state legislature and in working with members of Congress 
preferred. - Familiarity with environmental justice and/or community 
organizations located in the Imperial and Coachella Valleys preferred. - 
Outstanding interpersonal skills, judgment, and a demonstrated ability 
to collaborate and build coalitions with a wide range of individuals and 
organizations. - Demonstrated experience overseeing complex or multiple 
projects through to success, including meeting financial goals, project 
deadlines, and coordinating the work of key staff and partners. - 
Ability to exercise extreme diplomacy, balance and flexibility when 
dealing with various personalities and sensitive situations to develop 
cohesive solutions and negotiate successful outcomes. - Excellent and 
persuasive communication skills, both written and verbal, including 
substantial public speaking experience, and the ability to effectively 
represent Audubon to members, state and federal elected officials, 
donors, and chapter leaders, as well as in traditional and social media. 
- Willingness and ability to travel up 50% time for key meetings with 
decision makers, staff, funders and other important stakeholders to help 
advance the project. - Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications 
and web-based applications required. - Experience developing diversified 
approach to engage and influence the broader public to champion an issue 
or cause. - A willingness to adopt a passion for Audubon’s vision and 
solidly grounded in conservation issues in order to effectively handle 
challenges, identify important issues, and covey conservation priorities 
to a wide audience.  To Apply: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2936/salton-sea-program-director/job?mode=view 


ENVIRONMENTAL & CONSERVATION PROGRAM MANAGER  at NaturEner USA LLC.  
Website: http://www.naturener.us/  Location: Ethridge, Montana area.  
Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 31 Oct 
2016.  Job Description: NaturEner USA and NaturEner Canada launched 
operations in 2006. We are primarily engaged in the ownership, 
development and operation of renewable generation projects. Our goal is 
to be a leading, diversified renewable energy Independent Power Producer 
(IPP) across different green energy technologies and geographies. 
Environmental & Conservation Program Manager Under the combined 
direction of the Montana Site Manager and the COO, the Environmental and 
Conservation Program Manager is responsible for all day-to-day 
environmental and conservation program operations at the NaturEner USA, 
LLC Rim Rock and Glacier wind farms in Toole and Glacier counties, 
Montana. Responsibilities include ensuring that NaturEner complies with 
all environmental permitting and compliance requirements at both sites, 
providing program management and team leadership for NaturEner’s Avian 
Program, providing periodic reports and briefings to Company management 
regarding progress against established Avian Program objectives, and 
managing hazardous waste and other environmental needs of the two sites. 
Duties and Responsibilities • Lead day-to-day Wildlife Conservation 
Program operations at NaturEner’s Montana wind farms • Provide oversight 
and quality assurance for avian monitoring, eagle point counts, nest 
surveys and post construction monitoring programs at NaturEner’s Montana 
wind farms • Develop and implement staffing plans and budgets • Manage 
and maintain biomonitor shift schedules • Provide leadership for up to 
20 staff • Oversee ongoing professional development activities for the 
Montana Wildlife Conservation Program staff and conduct annual 
performance reviews • Oversee recruiting and onboarding of new avian 
biomonitors • Conduct and supervise data analysis and report preparation 
• Manage environmental regulatory and compliance obligations by updating 
NaturEner’s environmental policies and procedures including but not 
limited to the management of hazardous waste, spill prevention, and 
containment • Provide input to develop and refine NaturEner’s 
Environmental and Conservation programs • Develop and present 
Environmental and Conservation reports Skills/Abilities • Strong 
communication skills; ability to communicate effectively, both verbally 
and in writing • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to develop and 
maintain good relationships with others Location/Working Conditions • 
Position is based at the Glacier and Rim Rock Wind Farms in Montana • 
Works in an office and outdoors under field conditions throughout the 
year • Required to work on a flexible schedule, occasionally involving 
an expanded work week • May be required to travel to San Francisco on a 
quarterly basis Physical Requirements • Required to use a computer for 
extended periods of time • Must be able to work outdoors under varying 
and possibly extreme weather conditions Direct Reports • Rim Rock Shift 
Leads • Glacier Senior Staff Biologist  Qualifications: Qualifications • 
B.S. or M.S. in Wildlife Biology, Physical Sciences, or similar field • 
5+ years of team management experience, experience managing field 
biology crews preferred • 3+ years of experience with wildlife or avian 
monitoring and management programs, or similar conservation experience • 
Demonstrated knowledge of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and the Bald 
and Golden Eagle Protection Act • Demonstrated professional and/or 
academic experience with spatial and statistical analysis (ArcGIS/QGIS, 
R or similar)  Compensation: We offer a competitive salary and full 
benefits package (medical, dental, vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, 
401K, paid holidays, paid vacation/sick time, etc.)  To Apply: Please 
email cover letter and resume to (EM: hr_jobs AT naturener.us) or submit 
cover letter and resume on the NaturEner USA website 
(http://www.naturener.us/)

AVIAN CONSERVATION ECOLOGIST  at University of Alberta.  Website: 
http://www.borealbirds.ca  Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada. Duration: 2.5 
years.  Job Type: Post-doc.  Application Deadline: 28 Oct 2016.  Job 
Description: The Boreal Avian Modelling Project (BAM) is seeking an 
avian ecologist to fulfill a postdoctoral position at the University of 
Alberta. BAM is a continental scale effort to understand the ecology and 
dynamics of avian populations and their habitats in the boreal forest of 
North America (for more details on BAM see www.borealbirds.ca). Working 
with a team of avian ecologists, conservation scientists and 
statisticians, the post-doctoral fellow will conduct science to support 
the characterization and identification of critical habitat for several 
boreal bird species in Canada, including Canada Warbler, Olive-sided 
Flycatcher, and Common Nighthawk. The position will involve 
collaboration with federal and provincial governments, industry, and 
other academic institutions.  Qualifications: Ph.D. in Wildlife Biology/ 
Ecology Self-motivated & able to confidently interact with people of 
varying backgrounds Strong background in avian ecology and conservation 
science Knowledge of regulatory requirements related to migratory birds 
Experience with wildlife-habitat modelling & Geographic Information 
Systems, preferably at large scales Excellent and demonstrated writing 
skills  Compensation: 55,000 per year plus benefits.  To Apply: The 
position is available immediately. We will take accept applications 
until a suitable candidate is found. To apply, please provide a letter 
of interest, CV, and an example of your writing skills in the form of a 
peer-reviewed paper or thesis. Candidates should send their application 
package to: Dr. NICOLE BARKER, BAM Coordinating Scientist (EM: nbarker 
AT ualberta.ca)

WILDLIFE FIELD BIOLOGIST  at H. T. Harvey & Associates. Website: 
http://www.harveyecology.com/  Location: Los Gatos, CA. Duration: 
Full-time.  Job Type: Permanent.  Job Description: We have an opening in 
our Los Gatos office for a Wildlife Field Biologist to begin work in 
January 2017. The selected candidate will be responsible for conducting 
surveys for nesting birds and performing construction monitoring for 
special-status species, including the California red-legged frog and 
California tiger salamander, on a variety of projects throughout the San 
Francisco Bay Area. This position will sometimes require a person to 
navigate varying and rugged terrain safely and sometimes to work alone 
in a variety of weather conditions. It may require occasional overnight 
travel and weekend work.  Qualifications: •Solid field experience 
•Strong bird identification skills and experience conducting nesting 
bird surveys •A demonstrable background in ecology or wildlife 
management and broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna 
Experience with California tiger salamander and California red-legged 
frog required, experience with the burrowing owl a plus. Candidates with 
a strong academic background (and at least a Bachelor’s or Master’s 
degree) in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, 
wildlife biology, or an equivalent subject are preferred. Compensation: 
DOE  To Apply: Interested candidates should respond by submitting a 
cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references through this link 
(URL: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=19055072) using ONE .doc 
or .pdf file (system allows for only ONE attachment, so resume, cover 
letter, transcripts, and references must be incorporated into ONE file); 
via mail to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University 
Ave., Bldg. D, Los Gatos, CA 95032; or by fax to 408.458.3210.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  at Hawk Migration Association of North America. 
Website: www.hmana.org  Location: Gibraltar, Michigan.  Duration: open.  
Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 1 Nov 2016.  Job 
Description: The Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA) is 
seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic leader to become its first executive 
director. If you are a proven fundraiser in a non-profit arena, 
preferably in an environmental field and with knowledge of raptors and 
their migrations, please consider applying for this unique opportunity. 
Applications will be accepted until November 1, 2016. The winning 
candidate will have an office in the Detroit River International 
Wildlife Refuge’s new visitor center near Gibraltar, Michigan, 
approximately 20 miles south of Detroit. The visitor’s center will open 
in early 2017 and is located within a major flyway for southbound 
raptors. We are looking for an experienced, outgoing individual with 
proven fundraising expertise and a track record of membership growth and 
volunteer engagement in a nonprofit organization. Position is funded for 
two years, and the incumbent is expected to work with the board of 
directors to seek funding to grow the organization and continue the 
position beyond 2018. For a full job description and information on 
HMANA, visit (URL: 
http://www.hmana.org/executive-director-job-description/). 
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with one or more years experience in 
conservation or environmental non-profit management. Experience and 
interest in hawk-watching, raptor biology, science and/or raptor 
education preferred. Candidates should have strong people skills, along 
with writing, fund-raising and an enthusiasm for natural world. Must 
pass federal background check.  Compensation: Salary to be negotiated. 
Benefits include health insurance and paid vacation, among others.   To 
apply, please submit cover letter,resume, and at least three 
professional references to (EM: director AT hmana.org) . No phone calls 
or agency submissions, please.

LATIN AMERICA CONSERVATION OFFICER  at Rainforest Trust.  Website: 
http://www.rainforesttrust.org  Location: Warrenton, Virginia. Duration: 
Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Job Description: Rainforest Trust seeks a 
Latin America Conservation Officer to develop and manage land protection 
projects with our in-country partners across the region. Rainforest 
Trust is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 1988. Partnering 
with the most respected conservation organizations in the world’s 
tropical regions, Rainforest Trust supports the protection of critical 
habitat for endangered species through local partnership. To date, we 
have saved over 15 million acres of tropical habitat. We are an 
efficient organization, earning the top 4-star rating from Charity 
Navigator. The successful candidate for the Latin America Conservation 
Officer position will work under the supervision of the Chief 
Conservation Officer and the Director of Biodiversity Conservation. 
Duties Include: • Identifying prospective partners and projects to 
create new protected areas in Latin America • Supervising, managing, and 
tracking the progress of Rainforest Trust projects. • Coordinating 
closely with in-country partners and staff. • Undertaking field visits 
to identify new projects and partners and to assess progress of ongoing 
projects. • Reviewing and meeting all reporting deadlines. • Preparing 
and submitting timely monthly reports on projects. • Participating 
actively with Development and Communications staff in project 
fundraising and communication efforts. • Organizing donor trips to visit 
project sites.   Qualifications: • A degree in biological or 
environmental sciences, or combination of education and experience. • 
Significant experience in conservation practice, conservation science, 
or related field essential. • Prior experience with conservation and 
project management in Latin America preferred. • Excellent written and 
verbal communication skills in English. • Fluency or proficiency in 
Spanish required. • A personal passion for biodiversity conservation and 
belief in Rainforest Trust’s conservation mission. • Proven involvement 
with relevant organizations in Latin America (NGOs, government, 
universities, community organizations, etc.). • Efficient, enthusiastic, 
and self-starting, with excellent organizational and social skills. • 
Ability and willingness to travel internationally. • Must be authorized 
to work in the US.  : How to Apply: Please send applications to (EM:  
jobs AT RainforestTrust.org). Please include a cover letter stating your 
interest to work for Rainforest Trust, your salary aspirations, names of 
referees, and your resume.

VOLUNTEER (UNPAID) FIELD ASSISTANTS FOR STUDY OF HISPANIOLAN WOODPECKER 
BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY  at Cornell University / Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/joshlapergola/volunteer2017  
Location: outside of Jarabacoa and close to Salto Jimenoa I, La Vega 
province, Dominican Republic.  Duration: 3.5 months or 6.5 months.  Job 
Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 6 to 9. Application Deadline: 1 Nov 
2016.  Job Description: Six to nine field assistants needed for a study 
of ecology of colonial breeding and sexual size dimorphism in the 
Hispaniolan Woodpecker in the Dominican Republic. Field research 
assistants will participate in data collection during an intensive 
~3.5-month or 6.5 month field season. Assistant duties will include (but 
are not limited to) nest monitoring, focal behavioral observations 
(including nest watches and foraging records), assisting with 
tree-climbing, color-band reading, nest-searching, assisting with bird 
capture and processing, and data entry. I am currently looking for:  
->Two to four FULL-term assistants are needed to arrive between 10 and 
15 January (somewhat flexible) and remain until 30 July. Applications 
will be accepted until positions are filled, but preference will be 
given to those submitted by 11 October.  ->Two to four 1st half term 
assistants are needed to arrive between 10 and 15 January (somewhat 
flexible) and remain until 30 April. Applications will be accepted until 
positions are filled, but preference will be given to those submitted by 
11 October.  ->Two to four 2nd half term assistants are needed to arrive 
between 15 and 20 April (flexible) and remain until 30 July. 
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled, but preference 
will be given to those submitted by 1 November.  Job description: The 
Hispaniolan Woodpecker (Melanerpes striatus) nests colonially, ranging 
from 2 to as many as 20+ simultaneously active nests in the same tree, 
making it very unique among woodpeckers (only one other picid species of 
the more than 200 is known to nest in such dense aggregations). 
Additionally, the Hispaniolan Woodpecker is the most sexually size 
dimorphic of Melanerpes woodpeckers. Since 2012, I have been 
color-banding and observing these woodpeckers to better understand the 
social organization of colonies. Fieldwork in the 2017 field season will 
focus on further studying social organization of colonies, attempting to 
answer such questions as:  1) How do nesting substrate (live vs. dead 
trees) and its availability influence colony size and structure? 2) What 
information do prospecting birds utilize to "decide" where to nest, and 
how does this information use influence variation in colony size?  More 
generally, we will collect data to help test hypotheses regarding the 
costs, benefits, and consequences of group living, the operation of 
sexual selection in cooperative societies, and the evolutionary factors 
driving the woodpecker's exceptional size dimorphism. An important 
objective of our work also includes studying how parasitic fly larvae in 
the genus Philornis impact nesting success. A new component in the 2017 
season will involve initiating a next-box experiment.  Field research 
assistants will participate in data collection during an intensive 
3.5-month (half term) or 6.5-month (full term) field season. Assistant 
duties will include (but are not limited to) nest monitoring, focal 
behavioral observations (including nest watches, dominance watches, and 
foraging records), assisting with tree-climbing, color-band reading, 
nest-searching, assisting with bird capture and processing (including 
metal- and color-banding), and data management and entry. All volunteers 
will have the opportunity to learn various tree-climbing techniques. 
Assistants will be trained to set up, operate, and take down a unique 
elevated mist-net system developed specifically for this project but 
with applications to other ornithological studies.  Days will be long 
and the work will be physically and mentally demanding, but for those 
seeking to gain experience in field research, you won’t be disappointed. 
The workweek will typically be 6 days long in humid, mosquito-filled 
fields and forests, involving hiking sometimes muddy, steep hills, 
climbing barbed-wire fences, and avoiding bulls; this work will leave 
you exhausted at the end of the day! Assistants will be involved in all 
aspects of the project, including discussions of the conceptual 
framework of the project.  Neotropical bird species are generally poorly 
known with many aspects of their natural history incomplete or wholly 
unknown. Hispaniola is an island with many poorly known native or 
endemic species that will reveal their intriguing secrets to those 
motivated and patient enough to look. While our work will focus 
primarily on Hispaniolan Woodpecker, opportunities to collect data on 
the island’s other avian denizens may arise, and we will exploit these 
opportunities when possible. Any such observations of other bird species 
made by field assistants may result in publications (so an added bonus 
of this fieldwork is the possibility of not only adding a publication to 
your CV but making a real contribution to our knowledge of Hispaniolan 
birds and Neotropical ornithology). That having been said, the 
woodpecker research takes priority.  Dates:  Full term assistants- 
Start: ~10 January, End: ~30 July 2017. (~6.5 months) 1st Half term 
assistants- Start: ~10 January, End: ~30 April 2017. (~3.5 months) 2nd 
Half term assistants- Start: ~15 April, End: ~30 July 2017. (~3.5 
months) College graduates and undergraduates are encouraged to apply. 
Current college students are encouraged to apply for academic credit for 
their work at their home institution.  Qualifications: Those with 
previous field experience (especially those who have bird-handling 
and/or behavioral observation experience) and a strong interest in bird 
behavior are highly preferred, but such skills are not absolutely 
necessary (indeed, I will train you with numerous field protocols). 
Other important qualifications include: 1) willingness to work very long 
hours in tropical conditions (that means buggy, sweaty, and very wet), 
2) commitment to paying attention to detail (e.g., writing legibly) for 
the entire ~3.5 to 6 months of work, 3) ability to get along well with 
and be respectful of others in a very cramped environment (you will be 
in close contact with myself and three to four other field assistants 
for the whole 3.5 months, another PhD student and his team of one or two 
people, a master's student working May - August, a post-doc visiting for 
a month, and occasional other visitors for varying lengths of time), 4) 
ability and willingness to work alone or jointly in the field and to 
work in an area where encounters with venomous invertebrates are a real 
possibility (there are plenty of bees, wasps, and ants; fortunately, 
though, there are no venomous snakes), 5) good color vision (essential 
for distinguishing color-bands), 6) willingness to cook (we will prepare 
nearly all meals and share cooking duties), 7) willingness to contribute 
to general upkeep of living quarters (e.g., cleaning dishes, sweeping 
and cleaning the house, locking up, etc.), and 8) an open mind, and a 
positive, pro-active attitude. 9) Spanish language competency is a big 
plus but not required (though an interest and willingness to learn 
Spanish is required). 10) Applicants must have a strong interest in 
field research as a possible or definite career goal (i.e., applying 
because you’d like to see a tropical forest before going off to medical 
school is not something I’m looking for).  Compensation: Housing, 
drinking water, and research-related travel within the Dominican 
Republic will be covered. Additionally, the PI is pursuing funding 
options to help defray the costs of travel to/from the Dominican 
Republic for volunteers. However, this funding is not guaranteed so 
volunteers should initially plan to cover their airfare. Assistants will 
have to cover their food expenses (~$30 USD per week).  To Apply: Please 
send: 1) a cover letter (1 page) detailing your interests and career 
goals and how you see this internship fitting in with them, 2) a resume 
or CV (keep it to relevant details), 3) an unofficial transcript (or 
simple list of courses and grades on a spreadsheet), and 4) the names 
and contact information (email and phone) of 3 references (ideally with 
some experience with how you work in a research/field context). Please 
also indicate the nature of your professional relationship to EACH 
reference (e.g., field supervisor, academic advisor, professor for a 
class, etc.).  PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU DO NOT REQUIRE A STIPEND. 
Contact: JOSHUA B. LAPERGOLA (EM: jbl96 AT cornell.edu)

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT - RED AND GREEN MACAW REWILDING INITIATIVE IN 
ARGENTINA  at The Conservation Land Trust.  Website: 
http://cltargentina.org/voluntariado.htm  Location: Corrientes, 
Argentina.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of 
Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 23 Nov 2016.  Job Description: We 
seek volunteer field assistants for a three-month period from either 
November to January or December to February for a rewilding project of 
the Red and Green Macaw (Ara chloropterus) in the savanna of Iberá, 
Corrientes, Argentina. Volunteer’s activities involve helping with the 
daily routines of the field site, which include: introducing the captive 
macaws to a native diet, flight training, antipredator training, 
monitoring feeding behavior and diet, collecting their native food, 
maintaining their enclosure and surveying food availability in nearby 
forests and data entry. Volunteer field assistants will also be involved 
in the release and post release processes which will include VHF 
monitoring. Qualifications: Applicants must be responsible, 
self-disciplined, hardworking, self-motivated, tolerant of tropical 
weather and biting insects (mosquitoes, ticks, flies), willing to work 
in a group and able to tolerate rustic isolated living conditions. A 
sense of humor is vital. Applicants will share a room in a small cabin 
at the field site, located at 40 km from the city of Ituzaingó. 
Radio-telemetry and horse-riding experience is a big plus but not 
required. Intermediate to Advanced Spanish language skills are 
preferred. Volunteer field assistants must be a minimum of 18 years old. 
Compensation: We provide the necessary equipment for the fieldwork 
activities, as well as food and lodging. Applicants must arrange their 
own transportation to Ituzaingó, Corrientes province, Argentina.   TO 
APPLY: Send cover letter and resume with contact of two references to 
NOELIA VOLPE (EM: reintroduccionguacamayo AT gmail.com). In the cover 
letter indicate why you are interest to participate with us and your 
available dates. Individuals interested in applying to this position are 
strongly advised to check the cost of flights from their native country 
to Argentina prior to applying to the position. Feel free to email for 
further information.

PHD STUDENTS IN AVIAN MACROECOLOGY  at Department of Biology, Baylor 
University.  Website: http://www.baylor.edu/biology  Location: Waco, 
Texas.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Student. Number of Openings: 2-3. 
Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2016.  Job Description: PhD students are 
sought to study the influences of habitat connectivity, landscape 
phenology, climate, or land-cover transitions on North American bird 
populations and communities. Possible directions of research include but 
are not limited to interaction or cumulative effects of broad-scale 
ecological conditions and human dimensions (e.g., social, economic, 
cultural, or demographic factors). Students will have considerable 
latitude and assistance with developing the direction of their work. 
National and regional databases will be available for analysis and will 
enable unique perspectives and new syntheses regarding the 
macroecological drivers of avian population and community dynamics. The 
overarching goals of this work are to improve understanding of the 
broad-scale ecological and human factors that drive short and long-term 
flux in bird populations and communities, and to use this knowledge to 
inform avian conservation policy, planning, and implementation. 
Applications are invited for positions that will start in the fall of 
2017 in the Department of Biology at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.  
Qualifications: Applicants must have a Master of Science degree in a 
relevant field. Training and experience with GIS and statistical 
methods, through prior coursework or research activities, are essential. 
Students should have a strong interest in developing additional 
expertise in GIS and quantitative methods. Preference will be given to 
those who have published quantitative ecological research, who have 
presented research at scientific meetings, and who have some experience 
working with large databases. Competitive applicants will have 
undergraduate and graduate GPAs of 3.5 or higher, verbal and 
quantitative GRE scores at or above the 70th percentile, and a GRE 
analytical writing score of 5.0 or greater. Students with some but not 
all of these credentials will be considered and are encouraged to submit 
an application.  Compensation: For up to 5 years, and depending on 
qualifications, each position will include teaching-assistantship 
funding ($22,500-$30,500/12 months), tuition remission (up to 20 
credits/12 months), health insurance benefits (80% of cost of premium 
covered), and funding for travel to professional meetings. Support for a 
research assistantship may replace some of the TA funding during the 
course of the student’s program.   To apply, create a single pdf that 
includes: a letter of interest that describes your career goals and that 
explicitly addresses the position requirements; a resume; unofficial 
undergraduate and graduate transcripts; unofficial general GRE scores 
(no more than 5 years old by mid-February 2017) including percentile 
information; and a list of three references and their institution, email 
address, and phone number. Before submitting an application, carefully 
consider the requirements for a PhD degree by examining the Department 
of Biology Graduate Student Handbook (URL: 
http://www.baylor.edu/biology). Email your pdf to Professor KEVIN 
GUTZWILLER (EM: kevin_gutzwiller AT baylor.edu; 
https://sites.baylor.edu/kevin_gutzwiller), and contact him with 
questions about the positions. The deadline for applications is 1 
December 2016. After a review of applications, Professor Gutzwiller will 
invite the most qualified applicants to apply formally to the Ph.D. 
Program in Biology. An all-expenses paid campus visit will be offered to 
the applicants in the departmental pool that are the most qualified. 
Final decisions about admission and an offer of an assistantship will be 
made by the Baylor Graduate School and the Biology Graduate Committee.

WILDLIFE REHABILITATION/ HUSBANDRY INTERNSHIP  at Florida Keys Wild Bird 
Center.  Website: http://www.keepthemflying.org/  Location: Tavernier, 
Florida.  Duration: 3 month.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 3. 
Application Deadline: 1 Nov 2016.  Job Description: The mission of the 
Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center is to rescue, rehabilitate, 
and release native and migratory wild birds that have been harmed or 
displaced, to provide or locate a humane shelter for those birds that 
cannot be released, and to educate the public toward the importance of 
coexistence with all wild bird species. Our 7 acre wetland sanctuary for 
education houses over 100+ native and migratory permanent residents. Our 
rehabilitation hospital receives over 1000 sick and injured birds a 
year. Our internship program is continuously growing offering college 
students and recent college grads hands on experience with avian 
husbandry, wildlife rehabilitation, and wildlife education. Having 3 to 
4 interns at a time, we have internships available all year. Currently 
we are looking for Winter Interns. We are looking for hardworking and 
motivated individuals to partake in 3 month, 40 hour a week internships 
at our established organization. Interns are offered a 200 bi-weekly 
stipend and housing is provided on site. Sanctuary internship duties may 
include but not limited to: • Daily bird husbandry of permanent 
sanctuary residents i.e. feeding, cleaning, observing behavior, cage 
checks, replacing/cleaning perches, dishes etc • Picking up donated fish 
from local marine centers and sifting fish for quality • Helping with 
regular clean up of facility from scrubbing the boardwalk to trimming 
branches. • Assist in bird rescues, intakes and releases • Tend to 
feeding and cleaning rehabilitation patients in medical cages and flight 
cage; with occasional weighing patients and assessing condition. • 
Organize and look after enrichment for the sanctuary residents. • Help 
with any educational events i.e. sanctuary tours as needed. Hospital 
internship duties include, but not limited too: • Daily Cleaning and 
feeding of Hospital patients • Keeping up with hospital cleanliness. • 
Administering medication and fluids therapy • Helping staff with wound 
care, blood work, fecals, xrays etc • bird rescues, intakes and releases 
• Keep detailed and updated reports on sick and injured patients • 
Partake in after hour bird emergencies  Qualifications: • Working 
towards or completed Bachelors degree in animal related field • 3 month 
commitment starting as soon as third or fourth week of november • 
Willing to work 40 hours a week, weekends and holidays with occasional 
evenings • Must be able to lift 50 lbs and work in hot humid and rainy 
weather conditions • Able to multi task and handle physical and mentally 
stressful tasks • Ability to interact with the public proficiently • 
Have a strong work ethic, a positive attitude, and able to handle 
multiple personalities. • Valid Drivers License and clean driving 
record  Compensation: $200 biweekly with housing provided.  How to Apply 
/ Contact Please fill out the internship application located on our 
website (URL: http://www.keepthemflying.org/internships/) Please send it 
along with a resume to (EM: kayla AT keepthemflying.org) with the 
subject specifying your interested in either Sanctuary or Hospital 
internships

AREA SUPERVISOR- REHABILITATION HOSPITAL  at Wildlife Rescue & 
Rehabilitation, Inc.  Website: http://www.wildlife-rescue.org Location: 
Kendalia, TX.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent. Application 
Deadline: 1 Nov 2016.  Job Description: Established in 1977, Wildlife 
Rescue and Rehabilitation (WRR) receives over 7,000 wild animals per 
year for rehabilitation and release as well as providing permanent 
sanctuary for more than 500 resident non-releasable indigenous wildlife, 
non-native wildlife (large mammals, primates, reptiles and birds) and 
domesticated farmed animals. The WRR Sanctuary and Wildlife Hospital is 
located on 212 acres in beautiful Texas Hill Country, near Austin and 
San Antonio. Job Description: The Rehabilitation Hospital Supervisor is 
a member of the WRR Animal Care team and is responsible for coordinating 
the animal care needs of a wide variety of injured and orphaned native 
wildlife while also overseeing the maintenance and daily operations of 
the hospital. They are responsible for updating and maintaining all 
animal care protocols and providing regular oversight of animal care 
proceedings within the rehabilitation hospital to ensure a high quality 
of care according to WRR’s protocols and standards. The Supervisor 
communicates with veterinary staff and the Director of Animal Operations 
regarding medical, supply, personnel, and animal care needs while 
maintaining order and cleanliness throughout the hospital facility. They 
train, supervise and direct animal caretaker staff, apprentices, interns 
and volunteers as well as assist with staff and apprentice evaluations. 
The Supervisor will also be required to complete animal care shifts as 
needed while managing their supervisory duties. Duties and 
Responsibilities include: -Regular training, supervision and skills 
observations of staff, apprentices, interns and volunteers to ensure 
work quality, skill development and adherence to safety and care 
protocols. -Work with the Veterinarian to evaluate animals daily to 
identify possible upgrades, releases, illness, or injury, and determine 
appropriate treatment or intervention -Maintain high standards of safety 
and cleanliness throughout the facility; identify and delegate projects 
as needed; monitor and maintain hospital supply inventory levels 
-Maintain accurate animal health records, admission and final 
disposition records. Compile daily, monthly and yearly reports. 
-Schedule releases and provide regular contact with active and approved 
release sites. Research and arrange site visits for potential new 
release sites. -Work with the DAO and Veterinarian to develop, maintain, 
and improve animal care protocols and procedures Qualifications: 
Requirements: - A bachelor’s degree is required, zoology or other 
animal-related field preferred. - Minimum 4 years full-time wildlife 
rehabilitation experience required, with preference given to experience 
with native Texas wildlife. - Minimum 3 year experience in personnel 
management in a wildlife hospital - Desired candidates are mature 
individuals with the ability to handle physically and emotionally 
stressful situations, a demanding workload, long hours, and to work well 
both independently and as a member of a cohesive Animal Care Team - Must 
have excellent organization, time management, and team management skills 
- Possess a strong personal work ethic, positive attitude, superior 
public relations skills, and have a high level of integrity. - 
Dependable, willing to learn and go above and beyond to do what is 
needed so that the animals are given the best quality of life possible, 
whether in the wild or in our sanctuary. - Tetanus and rabies 
pre-exposure vaccinations are required, as well as a good driving 
record.  Compensation: Payment: Salary range is $32-36,000 to start, 
plus benefits (WRR will pay 50% of your monthly insurance premium); 
starting salary is dependent on skill and experience level.  To Apply: 
Persons interested in applying for this position should send a resume, 
cover letter, and two professional references to (email preferred): 
Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, Inc. Attn: REBECCA MICHELIN, Director 
of Animal Operations P.O. Box 369, Kendalia, TX 78027 (EM: rmichelin AT 
wildlife-rescue.org PH: 830-336-2725 x311 FX: 830-336-3733).

ANIMAL CARE TRAINING COORDINATOR  at Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, 
Inc.  Website: http://www.wildlife-rescue.org Location: Kendalia, TX.  
Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 30 Nov 
2016.  Job Description: Established in 1977, Wildlife Rescue and 
Rehabilitation receives over 7,000 wild animals per year for 
rehabilitation and release as well as providing permanent sanctuary for 
more than 600 resident non-releasable indigenous wildlife, non-native 
wildlife (large mammals, primates, reptiles and birds) and farmed 
animals. Wildlife Rescue is located on 212 acres in beautiful Texas Hill 
Country, near Austin and San Antonio. Job Description: The Apprentice 
Training Program Supervisor is a member of the WRR Animal Care team and 
is responsible for the education and training of 3 or more classes per 
year of post-baccalaureate degree apprentices in the care of native 
wildlife in rehabilitation. As needed, the position will also involve 
assisting with the training of volunteers, interns, staff and others in 
the overall care, health and accommodations for animals in 
rehabilitation and sanctuary. The Program Supervisor will work long 
hours in the rehabilitation hospital conducting hands-on trainings and 
daily observations of apprentices while maintaining the high standards 
of animal care required at WRR. They will also be required to perform 
regular animal care shifts alongside other members of the WRR Animal 
Care staff, including preparation and distributions of diets, 
administering medications, and ensuring enclosures are kept clean and 
well maintained. Responsibilities include: • Uphold the professional 
standards of WRR while representing and advocating for the rights of 
animals in need • Management of apprentice applications, interviews, 
housing and other needs • Daily observation of trainees to ensure work 
quality, skill development, and adherence to safety and care protocols • 
Complete regular animal care shifts including feeding, cleaning 
enclosures, administering medications and conducting behavioral 
observations • Complete weekly, monthly and yearly reports regarding 
training progress and apprentice program development   Qualifications: - 
A bachelor’s degree is required, zoology or other animal-related field 
preferred. - Minimum 1-2 years full-time wildlife rehabilitation 
experience required, with preference given to experience with native 
Texas wildlife. - Minimum 3 year experience in personnel management and 
program development - Desired candidates are mature individuals with the 
ability to handle physically and emotionally stressful situations, a 
demanding workload, long hours, and to work well both independently and 
as a member of a cohesive Animal Care Team - Must have excellent 
organization, time management, and team management skills - Possess a 
strong personal work ethic, positive attitude, superior public relations 
skills, and have a high level of integrity. - Dependable, willing to 
learn and go above and beyond to do what is needed so that the animals 
are given the best quality of life possible, whether in the wild or in 
our sanctuary. - Tetanus and rabies pre-exposure vaccinations are 
required, as well as a good driving record  Compensation: Compensation: 
Salary range is $31,500-33,000 to start, plus benefits (WRR will pay 50% 
of your monthly insurance premium); starting salary is dependent on 
skill and experience level.  To Apply: Persons interested in applying 
for this position should send a resume, cover letter, and two 
professional references to (email preferred): Wildlife Rescue & 
Rehabilitation, Inc. Attn: REBECCA MICHELIN, Director of Animal 
Operations P.O. Box 369, Kendalia, TX 78027 (EM: rmichelin AT 
wildlife-rescue.org PH: 830-336-2725 x311 FX: 830-336-3733).

NEOTROPICAL MIGRANT MONITOR AND TWP HONDURAS ECOTOUR PARTICIPANT  at 
Trees, Water & People.  Website: 

http://www.treeswaterpeople.org/get_involved/tour_our_projects/work_tour/work_tour.html 

Location: Honduras.  Duration: 10 days.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of 
Openings: 15. Application Deadline: 16 Dec 2016.  Job Description: When: 
January 5-14th, 2017 Summary: We are seeking 15 volunteers with a 
passion in bird conservation and international development to 
participate in a variety of service projects, and to learn more about 
TWP's programs. We will participate in service projects including: 
conducting baseline bird surveys in the Montecillos Biological Reserve, 
building clean cookstoves, planting trees in community nurseries, and 
pine-infested areas, and more! What: See the authentic and natural side 
of Honduras as few others ever do by joining Trees, Water & People’s 
2017 Work Tour to El Socorro, a small town in the Central Highlands 
located near the Montecillos Biological Reserve and Mountain Range. Who: 
Honduran conservationists, and TWP staff Gemara Gifford and Lucas Wolf, 
will be your guides to local culture, remote birding, as well as 
community-based conservation and sustainable agricultural efforts 
carried out by our partners in El Socorro. Itinerary: We will spend 10 
days exploring cloud forest agroecosystems, birding hotspots, and 
experiencing local culture along the Central Highlands. Stops include 
the Montecillos Biological Reserve, El Socorro, San Jose de Pane, 
Pulapanzak Falls, D&D Brewery, Lago de Yojoa, and more. View full 
itinerary at www.treeswaterpeople.org.  Qualifications: -18 years or 
older -Valid passport -Some Neotropical migratory bird -identification 
-ability to work in a remote environment >1 hours from emergency 
services  Compensation: Volunteer position - no hourly pay or stipend. 
Under certain circumstances, expenses relating to volunteer travel can 
be tax deductible.  To Apply: 1. Please visit our Work Tour webpage 
(URL: 

http://www.treeswaterpeople.org/get_involved/tour_our_projects/work_tour/work_tour.html) 

2. Please click "Get More Info" to fill out an Interest Form, or call 
GEMARA GIFFORD (PH: 970-484-3678 ext. 15).   3. TWP will contact you 
within 2 business days to answer any questions you may have about the 
tour, and get you registered. Resume/cover letter not required - we are 
looking for highly enthusiastic volunteers interested in the 
human-wildlife interface in Central America. Please do not hesitate to 
call with questions about the tour.

SEASONAL AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Texas A&M University. Website: 
http://irnr.tamu.edu  Location: central Texas (Dallas-Fort Worth or 
Bastrop).  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 
2. Application Deadline: 1 Nov 2016.  Job Description: Seasonal Avian 
Field Technician (1 December 2016?28 February 2017) for a research 
project determining the distribution and abundance of wintering 
Sprague’s pipit and other grassland birds on National Guard lands in 
central Texas. Duties include presence-absence surveys, vegetation 
surveys, maintenance of field equipment, and data entry.  
Qualifications: Experience or coursework in wildlife biology or closely 
related field; ability to follow directions and collect data with strong 
attention to detail; must own well-functioning binoculars (all other 
equipment will be provided); must be willing to work early mornings 
(0500), travel, and stay in hotels or camp on (travel and lodging costs 
will be covered on workdays); have positive attitude in adverse 
environmental conditions; have patience and focus to quietly observe 
birds; have ability to work independently and with others; have 
flexibility to changes in location, protocols, or job assignments. 
Preference will be given to applicants who possess a B.S. or B.A. in 
wildlife biology or a closely related field and have experience 
identifying grassland birds, working on military facilities, navigating 
using a handheld GPS unit, and using FileMaker and ArcMap.  
Compensation: Two full-time technicians at $12.00/hour.  To Apply: 
Please write “Grassland Bird Job Application” in the subject line of 
your email. Include your last name in the file attachment. Submit cover 
letter detailing your qualifications, resume (including GPA), and 
contacts for three references (preferably email address) in one 
attachment to MELANIE COLÓN (EM:  irnr.birdjobs AT gmail.com).

M.SC.  at Centre for Wildlife Ecology, Simon Fraser University. Website: 
http://www.sfu.ca/biology/wildberg/NewCWEPage/  Location: Burnaby, BC, 
Canada.  Duration: 2 years.  Job Type: Student. Application Deadline: 14 
Nov 2016.  Job Description: The Centre for Wildlife Ecology at Simon 
Fraser University is seeking a candidate for a M.Sc. position, to begin 
no later than April, 2017. The project will take place at the Creston 
Valley Wildlife Management Area in southwest British Columbia. Birds 
that catch insects on the wing ('aerial insectivores') are as a group 
suffering population declines, and investigations are urgently required. 
One possible explanation is that populations of aerial insects have been 
reduced - due to any of a variety of reasons - which has in turn reduced 
the breeding success of aerial insectivores. This can be tested by 
measuring the response of aerial insectivore provisioning performance in 
response to a standardized challenge, and comparing results to identical 
experiments in previous decades. The objective of this position is to 
repeat an experiment carried out at this location 20 years ago on a 
nestbox population of Tree Swallows. Qualifications: Applicants should 
possess a B.Sc. or equivalent degree, and be available to begin in March 
of 2017. Applicants must be able to work independently, and enjoy long 
periods in the field. A valid driver’s license is indispensable. 
Previous bird banding experience is an asset  Compensation: CAN $21,000 
per year from RA and TAships.  To Apply: Interested applicants should 
send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript (copy OK at this 
stage) and the names two references to KATHRYN COUKELL Administrative 
Assistant Centre for Wildlife Ecology Simon Fraser University (EM: 
cweadmin AT sfu.ca PH: 778-782-5958). Enquiries about the position can 
be sent to Dr. RON YDENBERG (EM: ydenberg AT sfu.ca) or Dr. DAVID GREEN 
(EM: djgreen AT sfu.ca)

PHD OPPORTUNITY - TIDAL MARSH BIRD ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION  at 
University of Delaware.  Website: http://canr.udel.edu/enwc/ Location: 
Newark DE.  Duration: open.  Job Type: Student. Application Deadline: 4 
Nov 2016.  Job Description: A graduate teaching assistantship is 
available in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the 
University of Delaware. The successful applicant will be responsible for 
assisting with wildlife ecology labs during the fall semesters and 
ornithology lab in the spring semesters. The primary research focus for 
this PhD will be on the conservation and ecology of tidal marsh bird 
populations in the Northeast and is directly integrated into the 
Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program (www.tidalmarshbirds.org). 
The successful candidate will use existing tidal marsh bird community 
data to ask novel questions related to tidal marsh bird community 
structure and the factors (i.e. sea level rise, landscape context) that 
influence patterns in bird community diversity. The candidate will also 
develop their own field research component to the dissertation related 
to tidal marsh bird ecology and conservation. Qualifications: A 
successful applicant should have: (1) B.S. and M.S. in wildlife science 
or related field; (2) at least one peer reviewed publication; (3) 
demonstrated experience using R and an interest in working with large 
datasets; and (4) the ability to teach ornithology lab and other 
wildlife ecology labs. Compensation: Students are expected to assist 
with teaching wildlife ecology labs, conduct their dissertation research 
project, and successfully complete required course work. Students will 
receive a stipend (currently approx. $24,000/year), waiver of both 
in-state and out-of-state tuition, and health benefits.   To apply, 
please send a single PDF file with the subject line “PhD Assistantship” 
containing (1) a cover letter outlining your interests, experience, and 
contact information, (2) a CV, (3) GRE scores, (4) 
undergraduate/graduate transcripts, and (5) contact information for 3 
references to Dr. GREG SHRIVER (EM: gshriver AT udel.edu). Deadline for 
applications is November 4, 2016.

QUAIL MONITORING TECHNICIAN  at Missouri Department of Conservation.  
Location: Southwest Missouri.  Duration: 8 months. Feb - Sept 2017.  Job 
Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 6. Application Deadline: 27 Oct 
2016.  Job Description: During February and March, each technician will 
bait, trap and radio collar 60 bobwhite quail on their assigned study 
site. Throughout April-September the radio marked quail will be 
monitored 5 days per week. Nests are monitored and any mortality cause 
determined when possible.  Qualifications: Ability to work outside in 
various weather conditions, including extreme cold and heat. Ability to 
utilize Garmin GPS unit, Microsoft Excel, and some ArcGIS. Compensation: 
$9.86/hour. Two positions have housing provided. Four positions do not 
have housing. No benefits.  To Apply: Email resume with references to 
(EM: kyle.hedges AT mdc.mo.gov)

MASTERS GAME BIRD ECOLOGY  at New Mexico State University.  Website: 
http://web.nmsu.edu/~carleton/  Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico. 
Duration: 3 years.  Job Type: Student.  Application Deadline: 22 Nov 
2016.  Job Description: One Masters Graduate Assistantship will be 
available starting January, 2017 to work on the response of sympatric 
scaled and bobwhite quail population demography and space use to 
prescribed fire and mesquite removal in eastern New Mexico. The 
successful applicant will be supported for three years on a graduate 
assistantship, but will be required to assist as a graduate teaching 
assistant for two different semesters.  Qualifications: Minimum 
Qualifications: Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in 
Wildlife, Biology, Conservation Biology or related field by December 
2015 with a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. Direct experience with field 
studies that involved trapping, tracking, and handling of birds is 
highly desirable. Desired Qualifications: The most qualified applicants 
will have wildlife related field experience, including but not limited 
to, telemetry, working independently at remote field sites, supervising 
technicians, and demonstrated skills in data organization. Duties will 
include managing technicians, trapping, banding, attaching VHF 
transmitters, tracking birds, vegetation sampling, assisting with the 
preparation of reports and publications, and presentations for 
scientific audiences. The successful applicant must be willing to work, 
sometimes long hours, under variable climatic conditions and be 
comfortable living at remote locations for up to 6 months. Compensation: 
$23,000.  To Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter, 
CV/Resume, unofficial undergraduate transcripts, and GRE scores 
(preferably as one pdf document) to Dr. SCOTT CARLETON in the New Mexico 
Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit at New Mexico State University 
(EM: carleton AT nmsu.edu) or as a last resort to NMSU, MSC 4901, Las 
Cruces, NM 88003). If you are selected as a finalist for the position, 
you will be asked to provide three letters of reference.

BIOLOGICAL FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc. 
Website: http://www.west-inc.com  Location: Shasta County, California.  
Duration: open.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 1 Nov 
2016.  Job Description: POSITION (part-time temporary position): The 
primary duties of this position are to conduct preconstruction golden 
eagle monitoring and avian use surveys at a proposed wind energy 
facility in Shasta County, California, near Burney. This position will 
also require work with passive acoustic bat monitoring equipment (e.g., 
Anabat or Wildlife Acoustics Song Meter SM3 or SM4), including 
deployment, data organization and transfer. The biological technician 
will take part in a survey and monitoring program at a proposed wind 
energy development designed to better understand the biological 
resources within the project area, with the larger goal of minimizing 
eagle collisions with operating turbines should the project be 
constructed. Employees will gain a better understanding of the 
interaction of golden eagles and wind energy facilities, as well as 
passive acoustic bat surveying and monitoring, and may also have the 
opportunity to survey for sensitive species, such as the northern 
goshawk. Applicants must have excellent birding and general 
observational skills and be able to take detailed and accurate field 
notes. Skilled use of topographic maps, compass, handheld GPS units, a 
4x4 vehicle, and other field equipment is required. Work may require 
hiking in rugged terrain. Work is half-time (approximately 15-20 
hours/week) beginning in October, 2016, with the possibility of two full 
years of work at the project. Weekly hours worked may change seasonally 
pending agency consultation if more survey effort is required during 
avian migration windows, etc.  Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • 
Applicants must have at least a bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology or 
a related field • Applicants must have demonstrated avian experience and 
raptor identification skills • Applicants must have excellent 
observational skills including good vision and hearing • Applicants must 
be able to work independently and interact effectively with project 
managers, clients, landowners, other technicians and agency personnel if 
applicable • Applicants must be well organized, provide strict attention 
to detail, and be willing and able to work in potentially difficult 
field settings including inclement weather, rough terrain, etc. PREFERED 
QUALIFICATIONS: • Preferred applicants will have significant experience 
with avian surveys including golden eagle observations and raptor 
identification • Preferred applicants will have experience or 
familiarity with passive acoustic monitoring for bats, including work 
with Anabats or Song Meters • Preferred applicants will be able to 
commute to the project area (near Burney, CA) within approximately one 
hour, and will have the flexibility to perform project-related work as 
required Valid driver’s license is required upon submission of resume. 
Investigation into driving record will be conducted upon hire. Driving 
record must meet standards set to operate motor vehicle on behalf of 
WEST. Background check will be conducted on final candidates. Employment 
offers will require pre-employment drug testing and candidates must be 
able to pass drug screening criteria. This is a general description of 
the functions for this position and is not inclusive of the duties which 
may be associated with this position. WEST, Inc. reserves the right to 
modify the job details, requirements and/or job duties at any time. 
WEST, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer. Our objective is 
to recruit, employ, pay, and promote employees without regard to race, 
color, religion, age, sex, or national origin. WEST encourages all 
qualified veterans, qualified disabled veterans, and qualified 
individuals with disabilities to apply. Such individuals will receive 
consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on 
the basis of disability.  Compensation: Wages will be commensurate with 
experience, approximately $17-20/hour. No housing is provided.  TO 
APPLY: Visit the careers page at (URL: http://www.west-inc.com) and 
follow the instructions below: Click on APPLY NOW and include in ONE 
(not separate attachments) .doc or .pdf file the following: (System 
allows only for ONE attachment so resume, cover letter, and references 
must be incorporated into ONE file) 1. Cover letter stating why you are 
the best candidate for this position— tell us why we should hire YOU 
over another candidate—what sets you apart from others. 2. Resume which 
includes dates of employment and the address and phone number for each 
employer. 3. Three work references (supervisors, not previous 
co-workers) with phone numbers and email addresses.

MARSH BIRD POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS  at US Fish & Wildlife via East 
Carolina University.  Location: Southeast US (coastal). Duration: 20 
weeks.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 6. Application 
Deadline: 14 Jan 2017.  Job Description: SIX (6) MARSH BIRD POINT COUNT 
TECHNICIANS needed to conduct marsh bird inventories on southeastern 
National Wildlife Refuges (refuges). Technicians will contribute to a US 
Fish and Wildlife Service project that aims to quantify the status and 
distribution of secretive marsh birds on 21 refuges from North Carolina 
to Florida, primarily along the Atlantic coast. This project places 
particular emphasis on Black Rail and (MacGillivray’s) Seaside Sparrow, 
two candidate taxa for protection under the Endangered Species Act. 
Technicians will conduct passive and callback point-count surveys for 
marsh birds and vegetation surveys in selected marshes on refuges. Six 
(6) positions are available: two (2) each in North Carolina, South 
Carolina/Georgia, and Florida, with an initial training period for all 
technicians in Florida.  Qualifications: Applicant must possess (1) a 
valid driver’s license and good driving record, (2) a reliable personal 
vehicle adequate for gravel roads (4x4 preferred, but not required), and 
(3) patience and flexibility to handle the varying schedules/travel of 
the field season. Ideal applicants will also demonstrate: (4) a record 
of conducting and documenting field work reliably and independently, (5) 
a working knowledge of southeastern (especially marsh!) bird 
identification by sight and (especially!) sound, (6) prior experience 
with bird surveys (e.g., point-counts; callback surveys), (7) GPS 
experience, (8) a fanatical willingness to work long hours and walk 
several miles in remote marshes under harsh field conditions (biting 
insects, poking plants, deep mud, and heat), (9) a general knowledge of 
marsh vegetation, and (10) significant motorboat experience (for 
NC/SC/GA). North Carolina and South Carolina/Georgia applicants should 
specifically describe boat driving and trailering experience and include 
an additional reference that can attest to boating skills. Clearly a 
good sense of humor will go a long way too… Compensation: The salary is 
$480/week and includes housing and reimbursement for personal vehicle 
mileage ($0.54/mile). Housing will be very dynamic — technicians will 
move regularly among refuges for surveys (hence the need for 
flexibility). Housing will be provided primarily as refuge housing or 
the occasional hotel room. Positions will begin in early March 2017 and 
conclude mid/late July 2017 (approximately 20 weeks). Employment, 
payment, and reimbursement will occur via East Carolina University 
through a Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit agreement.  To apply, 
please send a resume and cover letter addressing applicant 
qualifications with three references to: (EM: adam_d_smith AT fws.gov). 
Please specify desired state(s) in subject line of email.

FACULTY POSITIONS IN ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY  at University of Minnesota. 
Website: http://z.umn.edu/cbsfacultyhiring  Location: Twin Cities, MN.  
Duration: open.  Job Type: Professor. Number of Openings: 2. Application 
Deadline: 15 Nov 2016.  Job Description: Two Positions in Animal 
Physiology, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities The College of 
Biological Sciences (CBS) at the University of Minnesota (UMN) is hiring 
one tenure-track faculty in the area of Animal Physiology and one 
teaching-track faculty in the area of Physiology Education. Positions 
are 9-month appointments starting the fall of 2017. Major 
responsibilities include varying levels of research, teaching, and 
service to the University, depending on the position. Tenure-track 
position, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior: We welcome 
applications from organismal biologists conducting integrative and/or 
comparative research in any area of animal physiology related to the 
behavior, evolution, or ecology of either vertebrate or invertebrate 
animals. We seek outstanding applicants whose research spans two or more 
of the department’s disciplinary strengths in behavior, evolution, and 
ecology. We are especially interested in applicants whose research 
program would also establish natural bridges to other scientists on 
campus who conduct research in various areas of organismal biology 
(e.g., neurobiology, sensory biology, developmental biology, and 
endocrinology, among others). Primary teaching responsibilities will 
include a large-enrollment course in animal physiology taught in an 
active-learning classroom and an upper-division course in the 
applicant’s area of expertise. Teaching-track position, Department of 
Biology Teaching and Learning: The primary role of this Teaching 
Assistant Professor in Physiology Education position is to provide 
high-quality undergraduate instruction in physiology, and to work as an 
team member on improving the undergraduate curriculum in physiological 
biology. The successful applicant will employ innovative, evidence-based 
teaching that advances the undergraduate teaching mission of the College 
of Biological Sciences (CBS) and the University of Minnesota. The 
position is teaching-intensive, with expectation of contributions to 
scholarship and service, including participating in research related to 
biology teaching and learning and providing guidance to colleagues in 
areas of the Teaching Assistant Professor’s expertise. Candidates must 
have a suitable background in physiology that complements existing 
strengths in the Department and teach in those areas. Visit the 
college’s hiring website for detailed information about these two 
positions (http://z.umn.edu/cbsfacultyhiring). Evaluation of 
applications will begin November 15, 2016. The University of Minnesota 
provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, 
and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national 
origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance 
status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender 
expression. The University supports the work-life balance of its faculty 
and especially encourages applications from women and members of 
under-represented groups.  Qualifications: Successful candidates require 
a PhD in Physiology or related field, post-doctoral experience, 
expertise that complements current faculty, demonstrated commitment to 
graduate and undergraduate education, evidence of commitment to equity 
and diversity, and teaching experience.  To Apply: Applications must be 
submitted through our online process. See the College of Biological 
Sciences hiring website at (URL: http://z.umn.edu/cbsfacultyhiring) for 
instructions.

M.S. ASSISTANTSHIP  at University of Florida.  Website: 
http://plaza.ufl.edu/robert.fletcher/  Location: Gainesville, FL. 
Duration: 2-2.5 years.  Job Type: Student.  Application Deadline: 18 Nov 
2016.  Job Description: Graduate student opportunity in wildlife spatial 
ecology and conservation at the University of Florida We are seeking a 
highly motivated M.S. student for the Department of Wildlife Ecology and 
Conservation (WEC) at the University of Florida, starting Spring 2017 or 
Fall 2017. This student will work as part of a landscape-scale research 
project on the spatial ecology, population biology, and conservation of 
Southeastern American Kestrels (Falco sparverius paulus). In Florida, 
kestrels are listed as Threatened, but the current trend and status are 
largely unknown. The subspecies is closely tied to upland habitat (e.g., 
scrub, sand pine, sandhill, prairie, pasture), which have been declining 
in recent decades. The project offers a unique opportunity to work 
alongside state biologists and University faculty to conduct research 
that will directly inform development of habitat management guidelines 
(HMG) for a Species of Greatest Conservation Need. The project has three 
primary objectives. However, students with strong initiative and desire 
to carve out their own research questions within this theme are highly 
encouraged to apply. Objective 1. Provide a current baseline population 
estimate and subsequent monitoring protocol for Ocala National Forest, 
one of the three largest breeding populations of southeastern American 
kestrels in Florida. Objective 2. Develop HMG for southeastern American 
kestrels in scrub based on occupancy and productivity in different 
habitat conditions. Objective 3. Identify common habitat needs as well 
as potential conflicts associated with managing Florida scrub-jays and 
other imperiled species in southeastern American kestrel habitat.  
Qualifications: The student will be co-advised by ROBERT FLETCHER (UF) 
and KARL MILLER (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission). 
Preferred applicants will be highly motivated, have field experience 
conducting avian point counts, have strong quantitative skills, and 
competitive GPA/GRE scores. For more information, see: 
http://plaza.ufl.edu/robert.fletcher/.  Compensation: 
17,000-20,000/year, depending on experience.  To Apply: If you are 
interested in pursuing a graduate degree on this project, please send 
Dr. Fletcher a CV, GRE scores and GPA, contact information for three 
references, and a brief statement of your research interests, career 
goals, and why you would like to pursue a graduate degree, prior to 18 
Nov 2016 (email to: robert.fletcher AT ufl.edu). Please see the WEC 
Graduate Program website for more details on application procedures at 
the University of Florida.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN  at U. S. Geological Survey. Location: San 
Diego, CA.  Duration: 8 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 
3. Application Deadline: 7 Nov 2016.  Job Description: The USGS is 
seeking Golden Eagle Research Technicians (equivalent to GS-5) for a 
Golden Eagle occupancy study from December 1, 2016 – July 30, 2017. 
Duties will include Golden Eagle occupancy surveys, including locating 
and monitoring nests and evaluating nest success; collecting and 
processing camera data; data entry; and maintaining field equipment.  
Qualifications: Experience with Golden Eagle or other raptor surveys and 
nest monitoring is preferred. The occupancy and nest monitoring surveys 
involve hiking up and down steep and heavily vegetated and/or rocky 
terrain in remote areas for much of the day. Possible hazards include 
rattlesnakes, biting insects, spiders, poison oak, and cactus. 
Experience with driving 4WD vehicles, computer and file management, 
spotting scopes, field methods, and techniques for conducting research 
on avian populations is desirable. Applicants must be able to navigate 
in the field using a map and/or GPS and experience collecting data with 
Trimble Juno PDA’s is a plus. Incumbent will be required to work both 
independently and as a team member. Incumbent will be expected to enter 
data into spreadsheets and databases, and compile and organize field 
data. Incumbent will work throughout San Diego, Orange and Riverside 
Counties. Applicants must be willing to work long hours, early mornings 
and some weekends as needed. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, possess a 
valid driver’s license, and have a college degree in ecology or biology. 
Housing is not provided.  Compensation: Equivalent to GS-5  To Apply: If 
interested please send cover letter, resume, and contact information of 
3 references via email to: MELANIE MADDEN (EM: mmadden AT usgs.gov). 
THIS IS A PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT ONLY; we will provide further information on 
the required application process. The USGS is an Equal Opportunity 
Employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, 
fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, 
religion, age, marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying 
handicap conditions, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factors. 
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with 
disabilities.

AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANT  at Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation 
Commission.  Website: myfwc.com/research  Location: Florida, USA. 
Duration: 4 1/2 - 5 months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 
5 Nov 2016.  Job Description: Experienced avian field biologist needed 
to assist a team of biologists and researchers with experimental 
translocations of Florida Scrub-Jays in north-central Florida. Will 
assist with trapping, bleeding, and color banding of adult and yearling 
scrub-jays at donor sites in Ocala National Forest prior to 
translocation. Will be primarily responsible for on-site monitoring of 
scrub-jays at recipient sites on nearby public lands after translocation 
events. Will monitor scrub-jays in release pens and follow their 
movements and behavior closely after translocation (including time 
budgets and possibly telemetry monitoring on a subset of individuals). 
Will monitor reproductive activity during the subsequent breeding 
season, including pairing success and finding nests.  Qualifications: 
Must be able to work independently and keep impeccable field notes and 
data sheets. Must be physically fit and able to stand or walk for long 
periods of time. Must have experience reading color bands in the field, 
and preference will be given to candidates with experience handling and 
banding songbirds. Excellent communication skills and ability to work as 
a team are invaluable. The successful applicant will be available to 
start work January 2017.  Compensation: $15-16/hour. Housing assistance 
provided, but preference may be given to applicants living locally in 
the Orlando/Leesburg/Deland/Daytona areas of north-central Florida.  To 
Apply: Please send a current CV and a cover letter to: DR. KARL E. 
MILLER at (EM: karl.miller AT myfwc.com). Please put FIELD ASSISTANT in 
the subject line of your email. Applications will be reviewed as they 
are received and the position will be filled as soon as possible. Please 
make sure to include the following in your cover letter: 1) names, email 
addresses, and current phone numbers of 3 references, 2) dates of your 
availability, and 3) how your experience matches the qualifications 
described above.

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT IN TROPICAL AVIAN SEED DISPERSAL  at Avian 
Ecology Lab, Old Dominion University.  Website: 
https://student.wp.odu.edu/sschu001/  Location: Jarabacoa, La Vega 
Province, Dominican Republic.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Volunteer. 
Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 31 Oct 2016.  Job 
Description: 1-2 volunteers are needed for approximately 3 months 
beginning January 10th 2016 to assist a PhD student investigating avian 
seed dispersal in the Dominican Republic. Volunteer field assistants 
will be involved in a wide variety of activities including monitoring 
and collecting samples from seed traps in abandoned pastures, censusing 
seedlings using a photo guide key, observing flowering and fruiting 
phenologies of study trees, conducting point counts and foraging 
observations of birds, collecting fruits from native forest plants, 
identifying seed and plant samples based on reference 
photographs/samples and botanical guides, radiotracking birds, and data 
entry. Logistics: For the duration of their stay at the field station, 
assistants are expected to contribute to field and office work for 5-6 
days per week. All costs for in-country transportation and lodging will 
be provided by the project (with the exception of recreational trips on 
off days). Volunteers are expected to cover their own travel costs the 
Dominican Republic. Volunteers will be responsible for their own food, 
which has averaged $30 USD per week for past tenants at the field house. 
Field Station & Amenities: Assistants should expect to encounter crowded 
living conditions at the field station, which we share with two other 
graduate student investigators and their teams. Sleeping accommodations 
are dormitory-style with 1-5 same-sex roommates. Potable water, 
refrigerator, gas stove/oven, (cold) showers, and wireless internet are 
available in the field house. Qualifications: Competitive candidates for 
this position will have demonstrated experience with botanical or 
wildlife research in the field. The applicant must be in good physical 
condition with a willingness to tolerate difficult working conditions. 
We routinely hike 7 km each day, often carrying heavy equipment. 
Patience is an essential virtue for this type of work, given that much 
of it will involve sitting or standing quietly for long periods to 
collect data. Strong organizational skills are expected for this 
position to adequately manage data collection and entry as well as the 
ability to work independently at times. As with all field biology work, 
things do not always go according to plan. An ability to cope with 
flexible schedules and a sense of humor go a long way. While knowledge 
of Spanish is not required for this position, a strong willingness to 
learn the language is expected as volunteers will need to work 
effectively with Spanish speakers at times, and we strive to maintain 
positive relations with the community and cooperating land owners.  
Compensation: As this is a volunteer position, no salary is available. 
Some funding may become available to offset food costs pending the 
outcomes of small grant applications, but this cannot be depended on.  
To Apply: Please send… (1) A one-page cover letter detailing your 
interest in the position and summarizing your relevant background and 
professional goals. I especially want to know how you see this 
experience benefiting you moving forward with your career. (2) A resume 
or CV detailing your experiences relevant to the qualifications 
discussed above. (3) Information for 2 references who, preferably, know 
your work habits in a field or laboratory/office setting. Provide name, 
title, and email for each of these persons. Send all materials in a 
single PDF document to: SPENCER SCHUBERT Department of Biological 
Sciences Old Dominion University (EM: sschu001 AT odu.edu ).

PHD POSITION AVIAN DISPERSAL  at University of Groningen.  Website: 
https://www.rug.nl/aboutus/work-with-us/  Location: Groningen, The 
Netherlands.  Duration: 4 years  Job Type: Student.  Application 
Deadline: 3 Nov 2016.  Job Description: We are looking for a talented 
and enthusiast field-ecologist with a strong evolutionary and 
statistical background for a fully funded 4-year PhD position, funded 
through a grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific 
Research (NWO). The PhD candidate will be working within the 
Conservation Ecology Group, which has an excellent track record in 
studying how organisms are affected by changing environmental conditions 
around the globe. PhD candidates will receive excellent training through 
cutting-edge research projects, advanced courses and training 
opportunities, complemented by workshops on generic research, 
transferable skills and teaching. As a PhD candidate, you are committed 
to conduct independent and original scientific research, to report on 
this research in international publications and presentations, and to 
present the results of the research in a PhD dissertation, to be 
completed within 4 years. Project summary: Climate change leads to 
different speeds of seasonal adjustment in predators and their prey. 
Especially long-distance migratory birds have low flexibility in 
advancing their annual schedule, leading to increased mismatches with an 
advancing food peak and subsequent population declines. Most current 
research concentrates on the potential for evolutionary change within 
populations, but long-distance dispersal may be an even more viable 
alternative. The rational is that individuals arriving too late at their 
former breeding grounds continue migration until reaching a site with 
suitable phenology. Whether immigrants from southern origin contribute 
to the adaptive capacity of the population, depends on annual timing 
schedules of their offspring. These may be genetically early migrants, 
and hence will add genes to the local genepool, potentially opening new 
directions for selection. Alternatively, individual timing is caused by 
ontogeny rather than genes, and these immigrants behave as native young, 
and will not contribute to the adaptive potential. The aim of this 
project is to study the consequences of long-distance dispersal to 
individual birds and its potential role in adaptation to climate change. 
To accomplish this aim we will (1) experimentally mimic long-distance 
dispersal in pied flycatchers by translocation from the Netherlands to 
Sweden and study their fitness consequences, and (2) track migratory 
journeys and wintering grounds with geolocatorloggers of translocated 
young to study whether latitudinal variation in annual timing is due to 
genes or ontogeny. This study capitalizes on newly established 
experimental translocation tools, and recent tracking techniques in a 
model organism for adaptation to climate change. This position is within 
a larger team working on the possibilities and constraints of adaptation 
to climate change. The current project will be highly integrated with 
another PhD candidate starting at the same time working on a twin 
project, related to the genetic and ontogenetic mechanisms of timing 
variation, mostly with flycatchers in the laboratory in combination with 
chronobiologists from Groningen. Supervisors: • Prof. Christiaan Both • 
Dr Raymond Klaassen The preferred starting date is 15 January 2017. 
Organisation: Founded in 1614, the University of Groningen enjoys an 
international reputation as a dynamic and innovative center of higher 
education offering high-quality teaching and research. Flexible study 
programmes and academic career opportunities in a wide variety of 
disciplines encourage the 30,000 students and researchers alike to 
develop their own individual talents. As one of the best research 
universities in Europe, the University of Groningen has joined forces 
with other top universities and networks worldwide to become a truly 
global center of knowledge. The Groningen Institute for Evolutionary 
Life Sciences (GELIFES): GELIFES, the largest institute of the Faculty 
of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMNS) fills a special niche in the 
life sciences by covering and integrating mechanistic, evolutionary and 
ecological approaches, aiming to understand adaptation on all levels of 
biological organisation. Researchers pursue fundamental questions while 
collaborating with partners from industry, medicine and other realms of 
society. Our research fields include behavioural biology, chronobiology, 
ecology, evolutionary biology, genetics and genomics, neurobiology, 
physiology and theoretical modelling, using a wide array of research 
tools. Research levels range from molecular and organismal to population 
and community, performed under laboratory, semi-natural and field 
conditions.  Qualifications: Specific requirements: MSc with 
specialization in (avian) field ecology or evolutionary ecology, and 
preferentially good field experience with birds. In possession of a 
license to perform animal experiments (art. 9 Wet op de dierproeven; the 
Dutch Experiments on Animal Act) or the willingness to obtain this. 
Driving license is a necessity. In addition to specific qualifications 
outlined above, successful candidates will have completed a master’s 
degree (or equivalent) in (Evolutionary) Ecology or a strongly related 
field. They have good command of English (oral and written), are 
enthusiastic and real team-workers, have a passion for science, are 
highly motivated to work within the field of evolutionary and field 
ecology, possess excellent communication skills and the ability to write 
scientific papers and deliver presentations.  Compensation: The 
University of Groningen offers a salary of € 2,191 gross per month in 
the first year to a maximum of € 2,801 gross per month in the final year 
(salary scale Dutch Universities), based on a fulltime position (1.0 
fte) excluding a 8% holiday allowance and a 8.3% end of the year bonus. 
The position offered is for four years. Each successful candidate will 
first be offered a temporary position of one year with the option of 
renewal for another three years. Prolongation of the contract is 
contingent on sufficient progress in the first year to indicate that a 
successful completion of the PhD thesis within the contract period is to 
be expected. A PhD training programme is part of the agreement and the 
successful candidate will be enrolled in the Graduate School of the 
Faculty. The conditions of employment are available at the University of 
Groningen website under Human Resources: 
https://www.rug.nl/aboutus/work-with-us/  To Apply: You may apply for 
this position until 3 November 23:59h / before 4 November 2016 Dutch 
local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on 
the advertisement on the university website). Applications for the 
position should include (as a single PDF file): (for example) • cover 
letter • curriculum vitae, including details of bachelor and master 
degrees and publication list, if applicable • detailed (1-2 pages) 
description of previous research experience, such as the bachelor/master 
research projects

AVICULTURE INTERN  at Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation Program -- San 
Diego Zoo Global.  Location: Keauhou Bird Conservation Center (KBCC) and 
Maui Bird Conservation Center (MBCC).  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: 
Intern. Number of Openings: 9 Application Deadline: 23 Nov 2016.  Job 
Description: The San Diego Zoo Global’s Hawaii Endangered Bird 
Conservation Program operates two captive propagation facilities – the 
Keauhou Bird Conservation Center (KBCC) on the Big Island of Hawaii and 
the Maui Bird Conservation Center (MBCC) on the island of Maui – with 
the goal of preventing extinction and promoting recovery of endangered 
Hawaiian avifauna through captive propagation. Currently, the HEBCP’s 
focal species include the alala, palila, kiwikiu, akikiki, akekee, and 
the puaiohi. Interns for the HEBCP provide essential assistance to 
facility and program operations. The primary responsibilities of interns 
hired by HEBCP consist of daily bird husbandry and facility projects. 
Daily bird husbandry duties include: morning feeding and aviary 
cleaning, diet preparation, aviary maintenance, afternoon bird checks, 
observing birds for breeding behaviors and health concerns & 
record-keeping. Facility projects include: perching aviaries, gathering 
browse and nesting material, grounds-keeping, building maintenance & 
predator control.  Qualifications: Applicants must: Display enthusiasm 
for working in aviculture and bird conservation. Be at least 21 years 
old. Be able to respectfully share living space with several roommates 
in a remote area. Have a valid driver's license and clean driving 
record. Valid health insurance throughout the duration of the 
internship. Maintain high standards of excellence, team work and project 
completion. Compensation: Internships last for a 4-6 month period. 
Interns receive $20/day stipend, plus housing.  To apply for this 
internship position, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for three references to SIMON MATTHEWS and JEFF PRIBBLE 
(EM:  hebcpinternship AT gmail.com). Please indicate in the subject line 
which center you are interested in (or both).

ARIZONA BALD EAGLE FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Arizona Game and Fish 
Department.  Website: 
http://www.azgfd.gov/inside_azgfd/employment_eagle.shtml  Location: 
State wide, AZ.  Duration: 4 - 6 months.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of 
Openings: 16. Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2016.  Job Description: 
Private contractors will be hired to monitor breeding bald eagles at 8 
to 12 breeding areas throughout Arizona's riparian corridors from 
February 3 thru a minimum of May 15, 2017. Contractors will collect bald 
eagle behavioral data, contact and educate recreating public, and help 
enforce closures around the breeding area. For more information on the 
Arizona Bald Eagle Nestwatch Program, visit the Arizona Game and Fish 
Department's web page (URL: 
http://www.azgfd.gov/inside_azgfd/employment_eagle.shtml), the 
Southwestern Bald Eagle Management Committee’s web page (URL: 
http://www.swbemc.org/nestwatchProgram.html), call KENNETH JACOBSON(PH: 
623-236-7575), or email (EM: baldeagle AT azgfd.gov). Qualifications: 
Previous birding, raptor, and behavioral data collection experience 
preferred but not required.  Compensation: $115/day with a 10 day on/4 
day off schedule.  To Apply: Application information can be downloaded 
from http://procure.az.gov by selecting “Contract and Bid Search”, 
“Bid”, and searching for “AGFD17-00006779”.

BIOSTATISTICIAN  at Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  
Website: http://jobs.myflorida.com/viewjob.html?refnode=3850056  
Location: Gainesville, FL.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  
Application Deadline: 31 Oct 2016.  Job Description: The Florida Fish 
and Wildlife Conservation Commission is seeking to hire a 40 hour per 
week BioStatistician to be housed in Gainesville, FL. The successful 
candidate will provide statistical consulting services to agency staff 
as a member of the Center for Biostatistics and Modeling. Consulting 
areas include general statistical advice, design of experiments and 
monitoring studies, data analysis, population modeling, and manuscript 
preparation and review. Duties include performing quantitative analysis 
and modeling of scientific data using appropriate statistical methods; 
reviewing current wildlife research and monitoring techniques to provide 
advice to research staff on appropriate and efficient methodologies; 
generating publication-quality graphics for publication in peer-reviewed 
manuscripts; and training staff in modern statistical analyses and 
techniques. Knowledge, skills, and abilities: • Excellent written and 
oral communication skills • Ability to understand and appreciate 
research problems from the perspective of a biologist or resource 
manager • Ability to produce graphics, summary results, and written 
documents in a manner that is easily shared with and understood by 
agency staff • Working knowledge in the areas of experimental design, 
linear models, generalized linear models, mixed effect (hierarchical) 
models, and nonparametric models • Familiarity or working knowledge in 
Bayesian analysis, distance sampling, capture-recapture analysis, and 
occupancy modeling preferred • Proficient programming skills in either 
SAS or R • Ability to work independently to plan, organize, and 
coordinate work assignments • Ability to establish and maintain 
effective working relationships with research staff, including personnel 
stationed at field offices throughout the state of Florida  
Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: At least a Master’s degree from 
an accredited college or university with major course of study in 
statistics or one of the natural sciences with demonstrable proficiency 
in quantitative analyses. Preferred Qualifications: Candidates may be 
given preference if they have a doctorate from an accredited college or 
university in statistics or one of the natural sciences with 
demonstrable proficiency in quantitative analyses.  Compensation: $24.04 
/ hr.   To apply please submit a cover letter describing your interest 
in the position and qualifications, along with a CV, through the Florida 
State PeopleFirst system by October 31st, 2016. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE 
SUBMITTED THROUGH THE FLORIDA STATE PEOPLEFIRST SYSTEM AT (URL: 
http://jobs.myflorida.com/viewjob.html?refnode=3850056).
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CALIFORNIA CONDOR INTERNSHIPS: The Ventana Wildlife Society (VWS) is 
seeking enthusiastic, dedicated individuals to assist us with our 
California Condor Reintroduction Program on California's central coast. 
Mid October-Mid March.  VWS has been reintroducing endangered California 
condors to the central coast region since 1997 and currently monitors a 
flock of 80+ condors.  Position involves releasing and monitoring 
captive/free-flying California condors utilizing radio telemetry, 
participating in supplemental food placements, nest observation, public 
education, as well as other flock management activities. The Condor 
Project field office is located at our Discovery Center in Andrew Molera 
State Park in Big Sur. VWS currently operates two release site field 
stations in the remote coastal mountains of Big Sur and San Simeon. This 
internship is primarily based out of the San Simeon field station. Field 
housing for Interns is provided at both field stations. Interns will 
receive a monthly stipend of $650/month.  Interns work 5 days on (40 
hours) and then take two days off.  Field vehicles will be provided for 
all condor project related activities. Interns must possess their own 
means of transportation for non-work related/personal travel on days 
off. Internships span 6 months with the possibility of extensions and 
positions are available year-round.  This is an excellent opportunity to 
gain valuable field experience with an endangered species while living 
on the breathtaking California central coast. US Citizens only.   
Preferred applicants will have: **BS Degree in Biological/Environmental 
related field of study **Prior bird/ornithological, interpretive, and/or 
field biology experience. **Valid driver's license and clean driving 
record **Experience with driving 4wd vehicles on dirt roads **Experience 
working outdoors in remote locations in inclement weather conditions **A 
knowledge of basic field safety and/or a CPR certificate, First 
responder certificate **Good physical conditioning and the ability to 
hike in steep rugged terrain in inclement weather conditions. **Ability 
to safely lift and move carcasses in excess of 50-75 pounds. **Ability 
to handle rotten carcasses (not for the squeamish) **Outgoing 
personality with an interest in natural interpretation and sharing with 
the public **A strong interest in both avian research and restoration.  
Please submit cover letter and resume with three work related references 
to VWS Condor Biologist AMY LIST (EM: amylist AT ventanaws.org)  For 
more information about the research, restoration and education 
activities of our organization, visit: http://www.ventanaws.org , 
http://www.mycondor.org

RESEARCH INTERN  at Archbold Biological Station - Avian Ecology 
Program.  Website: 
http://www.archbold-station.org/html/research/avian/avianinternship.html 
Location: Venus, FL  Duration: 6-8 months  Job Type: Intern Application 
Deadline: 14 Oct 2016.  Job Description: Our research focuses primarily 
on the demography, ecology, and behavior of the Federally Threatened 
Florida Scrub-Jay. Interns contribute to several aspects of this 
research, but their duties primarily focus on searching for and 
monitoring nests, conducting periodic censuses of color-banded birds, 
and habituating young-of-the-year birds for subsequent trapping. In 
addition, interns may assist in surveys of jay populations at other 
sites, trapping and banding jays, mapping territories, measuring and 
bleeding adult and nestling birds, processing blood samples, and 
counting acorns and arthropods. Interns are expected to devote a minimum 
of 50% of their time to our long-term projects and to devote the rest of 
their time to an independent project on some aspect of the ecology of 
scrub-jays, although some interns have worked on other species. 
Internships offer an opportunity for experience in every aspect of 
scientific research, from project choice and experimental design to oral 
and written presentations. These internships are excellent preparation 
for students intending to pursue graduate school (see "The Postbac: One 
or two years that make careers," in Science Careers, from the 10 Aug. 
2007 issue of Science). Additional information on internships at 
Archbold Biological Station and the Avian Ecology Program can be found 
at the following webpages: 
http://www.archbold-station.org/html/research/internship/internship.html 
Qualifications: Applicants should be interested in birds, ecology and 
evolution, and natural history. Applicants must also possess a strong 
desire to engage in independent research, the ability to work under hot, 
humid field conditions, and enjoy working as part of a team. Successful 
applicants have completed their undergraduate degree, obtained relevant 
field experience, and are seeking to prepare themselves for graduate 
school. As ecologists, we understand the importance of diversity and 
encourage applications from individuals belonging to groups 
under-represented in ecology. Compensation: Internships include room and 
board and a $100 weekly stipend and expenses associated with their 
independent project. Opportunities for graduate research also exist. All 
positions begin in mid-late January but duration is flexible, from 
6-months (through July) to 8-months (through September) and some 
flexibility exists in both start and end dates.  To apply, please send: 
(1) a cover letter outlining relevant educational and work experience, 
research interests, and how you believe an internship in our lab will 
help you achieve your goals, (2) a resume or CV, (3) unofficial 
transcripts, and (4) the names and contact information of three 
references by 14 October 2017, to Dr. ANGELA TRINGALI, Avian Ecology 
Lab, Archbold Biological Station, 123 Main Dr. Venus, FL 33960; (PH: 
863-465-2571, FX: 863-699-1927, EM: atringali AT archbold-station.org). 
E-mail applications encouraged. Please note that we are unable to host 
international interns with the necessary work visa, and therefore cannot 
extend offers to international applicants.  Number of Openings: 4

FIELD ASSISTANT: THE BLUE-THROATED MACAW CONSERVATION PROJECT  at The 
Blue-throated Macaw Conservation Project  Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/parababarbaazul  Location: Beni Dep. Bolivia  
Duration: open  Job Type: Intern  Application Deadline: 31 Dec 2016.  
Job Description: Volunteers field assistants will live at the 
Blue-throated Macaw Conservation Center, where there are captive 
Blue-throated macaws that are part of a breeding, training and 
reintroduction pilot study. Volunteers field assistants will help with 
the daily routines of the center as well as with research projects on 
other local parrot species. Duties of the center include introducing the 
captive macaws to a native diet, monitoring their feeding behavior, diet 
and training, collecting their native food and maintaining their 
enclosure and the center. Activities for the research projects can 
include checking cavities in the surrounding area for potential nests, 
mist netting, phenology studies and others. Additional activities can 
include support to the educational program, conducting wild 
Blue-throated macaw population and nest surveys (may involve 
tree-climbing), behavioral observations and collecting data about their 
biology. If active nests are found, duties may also include guarding 
them from nest predators, daily nest-checking, performing periodic 
health checks of nestlings and feeding nestlings if necessary.  
Qualifications: Applicants must be responsible, self-disciplined, 
hardworking, self-motivated, tolerant of tropical weather and biting 
insects (mosquitoes, sunfly, ticks, flies), willing to work in a group 
and able to tolerate rustic living conditions. A sense of humor is 
always appreciated. Applicants share one of the three cabins of the 
Conservation center, which is 25 km from the nearest city, Trinidad, and 
on the outskirts of a small village, Sachojere. Applicants with Spanish 
language skills are preferred but these not required. This is a great 
opportunity for someone with basic or intermediate Spanish skills to 
immerse in the language. A minimum stay of two (2) months is required, 
but longer stays are preferable. Volunteers field assistants must be a 
minimum of 18 years old. We provide the necessary equipment for the 
fieldwork activities. Applicants must arrange their own transportation 
to Trinidad - Beni Department, Bolivia. We charge a fee (USD 70 per 
week) to cover their cost of food, accommodation and internet use. 
Applicants from latinamerica will have preferences at the selection 
process and also special conditions with the fee, depending on the 
capacity of applicants. To Apply: Send cover letter and resume with two 
references to (EM: clbtrainingprogram AT gmail.com). In the cover letter 
indicate why you are interest to participate with us and your available 
dates. Individuals interested in applying to this position are strongly 
advised to check the cost of flights from their native country to 
Bolivia prior to applying to the position. Feel free to email for 
further information. Close Date; Until Filled.  Number of Openings: 10

PATON CENTER COORDINATOR  at Tucson Audubon Society  Website: 
http://www.tucsonaudubon.org/  Location: Patagonia, AZ  Duration: Open  
Job Type: Permanent  Job Description: SUMMARY The Paton Center 
Coordinator effectively coordinates the diverse activities that take 
place at the Tucson Audubon Society’s Paton Center for Hummingbirds. The 
Coordinator lives on-site and performs the duties related to the 
day-to-day upkeep and operations, along with aspects of education, 
outreach, and volunteerism that happen at the site. This position 
engages visitors in various ways to create a long-term support network 
and supports onsite birding to the public. This person is an important 
public representative of Tucson Audubon Society to the visitors who come 
to the Center each day from around the world as well as to the Patagonia 
and Sonoita communities. The Coordinator should remain flexible in terms 
of job duties as both the Paton Center and Tucson Audubon are evolving. 
Time allocations vary seasonally based on visitation rates. Visitor 
Engagement: · Meet and greet visitors, help birders identify birds, and 
partake in the social aspect of the Paton Center experience. Meet tour 
groups and visiting classes as the site representative · Be the first 
point of contact to answer questions regarding changes to the site, 
including the pavilion, house, feeder placement, etc. forwarding 
concerns to administration accordingly · Be responsible for collecting 
visitor contact information whenever possible and for promoting 
membership, working with Membership & Development, to the organization · 
Develop and engage an ongoing list of Center supporters · Provide 
binoculars, field guides and spotting scopes to visitors when 
appropriate and maintain the on-site bird checklist and sign-in booklet 
· Solve parking issues as needed and Interact with neighbors to address 
any concerns regarding visitors · Ensure brochures and Tucson Audubon 
collateral are stocked in kiosk and Patagonia Visitors Center, curate 
kiosk bulletin board · Maintain a log of visitor interactions passing 
relevant information to Development and Administration · Encourage 
visitor participation in ongoing citizen science projects at the Center 
· Produce the Center electronic newsletter, the Flying Jewel at minimum 
on a quarterly basis Feeder Management: · Maintain (fill, clean as 
needed) all feeders on site, approximately 25-40 total · Organize and 
keep clean storage areas (for seed and feeders) and feed preparation 
locations · Maintain consistently available stock of birdfeed varieties 
on site · With Tucson Audubon staff and appropriate parties, work toward 
a strategy to discourage invasive or unwanted bird species while 
developing and modeling best practices of bird feeding Grounds and 
Household Maintenance: · Attend to on site landscaping, signage, and 
other grounds features as needed, and alert Restoration crew to major 
needs regarding the grounds and facilities · Work to exclude feral cats 
from feeder areas · Maintain the wildlife cameras on site and work with 
staff to address any technical issues · Care for Center structures 
(home, casita, garage) and attend to the maintenance and upkeep of 
appliances, plumbing, electrical system, well, etc. and act as point of 
contact for repair services · Prepare casita or home prior to classes, 
lectures, or other public use Volunteer Management: · Be responsible for 
developing, with the assistance of the Volunteer Coordinator, a system 
for recruiting, managing, and inspiring, and retaining Paton Center 
volunteer crews. Be available for volunteers who have needs or questions 
pertaining to their work or to the Center · Coordinate with Restoration 
Crew and Volunteer Coordinator to address onsite volunteer needs for 
Restoration projects and major grounds upkeep Local Outreach, Public 
Relations, Education, and Administrative Duties: · With Engagement 
Director, oversee local outreach and contribute to the development of 
other on-site programming · Work with supervisor to identify and 
participate in Patagonia community events and groups in the area where 
Tucson Audubon has an interest · Communicate with local press about 
upcoming Center events and ensure events are promoted through Tucson 
Audubon communication forums including the quarterly newsletter, weekly 
emails, website, social media, etc. · Perform necessary accounting and 
administrative paperwork in a timely manner, including aspects of or 
entire Paton budget, as requested · Participate in monthly Tucson 
Audubon staff meetings and other organizational outings · Coordinate the 
transfer of on-site donations to the main office OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES 
· Represent Tucson Audubon as directed at appropriate southeast Arizona 
events; · Participate as needed in supplying information for or writing 
articles for TAS newsletter · Support other Tucson Audubon events as 
requested, and is required to support main Tucson Audubon functions 
(such as the annual Gala, Tucson Bird & Wildlife Festival, Membership 
annual holiday event) as deemed appropriate by the Executive Director · 
Accept other assignments, roles, and duties as they arise and as 
directed by administration according to ongoing evolution of Paton 
Center and Tucson Audubon Supervisory Responsibilities: This position 
does not have directly reporting staff, although this position does 
oversee volunteers Work Environment and Physical Demands: · This 
position operates mainly from the office space located at the Paton 
Center, and may require travel to additional office spaces in Tucson as 
needed · This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as 
computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners and filing cabinets · While 
performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to 
walk, talk, and hear in order to interact with guests and other 
contacts. The employee is frequently required to: stand; sit; walk up to 
two miles; use hands and fingers to manipulate objects; and reach with 
hands and arms · This position regularly requires lifting objects up to 
50 lbs · Requires early morning and some late evening duties 
Qualifications: Education, EXPERIENCE, Competencies Requirements: · 
Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred, but combination of 
experience and education acceptable. · Strong working knowledge of 
Microsoft Excel, Word, as well as Internet use · Knowledge of local bird 
populations and identification required · Excellent communication skills 
both written and verbal, and comfortable engaging with visitors/public · 
Ability to prioritize activities in conjunction with goals set for 
Tucson Audubon Society and the Paton Center for Hummingbirds · Ability 
to stick to a schedule with regard to filling bird feeders, flexibility 
with daily scheduling. · Experience working with local media and other 
partner outlets, preferred · Understanding of the Tucson Audubon mission 
and the goals of the Paton Center for Hummingbirds · Ability to manage 
projects including planning, implementation, and completion Certificate, 
Licensure and Registration Requirements: · Valid Arizona Driver's 
License, or ability to obtain one for job  To Apply: Interested 
candidates should send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: 
(EM: HR AT FOCUSHR.NET).

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AND RESEARCH SCIENTIST IN CONSERVATION 
BIOLOGY (Ornithology emphasis).  at Borderlands Research Institute-Sul 
Ross State University.  Website: http://bri.sulross.edu/  Location: 
Alpine, Texas  Duration: 2 years minimum  Job Type: Professor.  
Application Deadline: 15 Oct 2016. Job Description: The position is 
9-month, tenure-track which has a 75% research/25% teaching 
responsibility (summer salary is secure for the first 2 summers). 
Candidate will be responsible for conducting research relative to desert 
grassland birds in the Chihuahuan Desert Region of Texas and Mexico. The 
effort will involve coordinating researchers and budgets from various 
grants. The individual will maintain communication with the researchers, 
landowners, funders, the general public, and with program officers with 
cooperating agencies. Additional duties will include coordinating 
project meetings, facilitating collaborations, organization and 
compilation of progress reports, and monthly financial reports; 
reviewing invoices; website maintenance, compilation of final project 
reports for public dissemination; assist, supervise, and mentor graduate 
students, research technicians, and undergraduate students working on 
projects; and other duties as needed. Initial teaching responsibilities 
include 2 classes/academic year and may include Conservation Biology, 
Nongame Management, Avian Ecology, and other topics. This position will 
also serve as an ambassador for the Institute and University for 
transboundary conservation efforts which may include serving on NGO 
committees, organizing binational workshops, providing technical 
expertise to landowners, and enhancing outreach efforts for binational 
conservation. Continuation of this position is dependent on extramural 
funding, but funding is secured for 2 years. Responsible for personal 
safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice 
safe work habits at all times. This position is security sensitive.  
Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Wildlife Science or closely related 
field, with a preferred emphasis in avian ecology, community ecology, or 
habitat management. Must have experience with field studies involving 
avian population monitoring, using geospatial analysis, and demographic 
data; excellent communication skills; technically current; enthusiastic 
team player who is willing to work in a multidisciplinary program; 
experience with database management; demonstrated skills in leadership.  
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience  To Apply: For more info go 
to https://sulross.peopleadmin.com/postings/2640

EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGIST (ASSISTANT PROFESSOR)  at Virginia Tech Website: 
https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/68497  Location: Blacksburg, VA  
Duration: Open  Job Type: Professor  Application Deadline: 1 Oct 2016.  
Job Description: The Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech 
seeks to expand our expertise in evolution by hiring a tenure-track 
EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGIST at the assistant professor level starting in the 
Fall 2017 semester. We are seeking a broadly trained colleague with 
diverse interests whose work focuses on the genetic and/or ecological 
basis of evolutionary change. Potential research interests include, but 
are not limited to, microevolutionary processes in natural populations, 
evolutionary response to global change, molecular evolution, and the 
evolution of species interactions. The successful candidate's research 
may complement existing strengths in our department including disease 
ecology, microbial ecology, behavioral biology, and integrated 
organismal biology and may take advantage of shared resources such as 
the Massey Herbarium. Opportunities to work with university-level 
programs such as the Global Change Center and Interfaces of Global 
Change graduate program are available.  Qualifications: Required 
Qualifications: - Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences or related 
discipline at the time of appointment - A competitive research program 
or, for new Ph.D.s, strong promise for developing an active independent 
research program Preferred Qualifications: - Post-doctoral or previous 
faculty experience - Demonstrated teaching effectiveness - A record of 
securing extramural funds to support research - An interest in 
developing interdisciplinary research collaborations  Compensation: 
Commensurate with experience  To Apply: Applications should be submitted 
online at https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/68497. Consideration of 
applications will begin October 1, 2016. Questions may be directed to 
IGNACIO MOORE (search chair, EM:  itmoore AT vt.edu) or JOEL MCGLOTHLIN 
(EM: joelmcg AT vt.edu).

RESEARCH PROGRAM MANAGER  at American Wind Wildlife Institute. Website: 
https://awwi.org/who-we-are/job-opportunities/  Location: Flexibile 
(Washington, DC or Burlington, VT Preferred)  Duration: Open  Job Type: 
Permanent  Application Deadline: 31 Aug 2016.  Job Description: Overview 
The American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI) seeks an experienced manager 
to support AWWI’s work in developing science, tools, and strategies for 
wind power siting and operations that minimize impacts to wildlife and 
wildlife habitat. This position will work closely with AWWI’s Director 
of Research on the development and implementation of AWWI’s cutting-edge 
and growing Research Program, in coordination with AWWI’s small but 
energetic and product-driven team. AWWI’s research program encompasses a 
diverse set of strategic projects and initiatives related to addressing 
the most immediate challenges facing wind energy and wildlife – 
specifically, the species currently of greatest concern including 
eagles, bats, and grouse. This is an unparalleled opportunity to work in 
the dynamic intersection of clean energy and wildlife conservation. AWWI 
works closely with more than 30 industry and conservation partners, 
friends, and advisors to build scientific research, strategies and 
tools, and best practices for environmentally responsible wind farm 
siting and operations. Carrying out AWWI’s mission requires dedication 
to sound science and collaboration. Key Responsibilities The Research 
Program Manager’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 
Overseeing projects under the research program, in close coordination 
with the Director of Research and Director of Programs and Operations, 
including: o Technology Verification Program, which coordinates testing, 
evaluation, and verification of available and in-development 
technologies intended to detect and deter raptor and bat species at wind 
energy facilities o Science-based initiatives on bats and wind energy 
and eagles and wind energy Managing specific initiatives on a day-to-day 
basis to ensure progress is achieved, timelines are met, and budgets are 
tracked; improving existing and developing new systems and tools to 
support project management Contributing to synthesis and analysis of 
information on wind and wildlife interactions Providing technical review 
and scientific content for outreach and communications materials 
Supporting the Director of Research and Director of Development in 
drafting proposals to raise funds to support AWWI research initiatives, 
tools development, and mitigation programs Additional responsibilities 
as assigned and as time permits.  Qualifications We are seeking 
applicants with the following qualifications: • Minimum of M.S. in 
Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Environmental Science, or a related field or 
equivalent work experience; candidates with Ph.D.’s are encouraged to 
apply • At least five years of experience in project management, 
including experience managing contracts, budgets, and staff • Strong 
organizational skills and attention to detail • Excellent writing, oral 
communication, negotiation, and customer service skills • Specific 
knowledge and experience in wind energy and/or avian and bat biology is 
strongly preferred; experience with experimental design is preferred • 
Support for AWWI’s mission, including a strong desire to work in a 
collaborative environment to achieve goals of a diverse stakeholder 
community • Willingness to travel  Compensation: Location, Compensation, 
and Benefits The location of the position is preferred to be in 
Washington, DC, or Burlington, VT; however, the right candidate could be 
located elsewhere. Compensation is commensurate with experience and 
skills. AWWI offers a generous, comprehensive benefits package.  To 
Apply: Applications Please send a cover letter, resume, contact 
information for at least three references, and a writing sample (no more 
than 5 pages) to (EM: hiring AT awwi.org). Applications will be accepted 
until the position is filled. No phone or written inquiries please.

TONGAN GROUND-DOVE BIOLOGIST  at The Institute for Bird Populations 
Website: http://birdpop.org  Location: American Samoa  Duration: 1 year  
Job Type: Temporary  Application Deadline: 30 Nov 2016.  Job 
Description: The Institute for Bird Populations (IBP) seeks one (1) 
research biologist to help develop a project that involves 
remote-tracking and vocal playback investigations on Tongan Ground-Doves 
(Alopecoenas stairi) on the island of Ofu, American Samoa, from March 1, 
2017 to February 28, 2018. Field research will occur between March 
through December, while January-February will be spent analyzing and 
writing up research findings.  Qualifications: We are looking for an 
enthusiastic, self-motivated individual comfortable working in a remote 
location for 9-10 months, and with a solid background in bird banding 
and handling live birds. Successful applicants should have experience in 
attaching tracking devices on birds and following them, plotting data 
using ArcGIS, collecting blood and swab samples, and generally being 
capable of troubleshooting and problem-solving in a remote situation. A 
graduate degree or equivalent experience in research design, 
implementation, and analysis are required for this position. This 
population of Tongan Ground-Dove may be listed as an Endangered Species, 
and experience in handling birds will be necessary in order to obtain 
ESA permits. A U.S. passport and driver's license valid for the duration 
of the position are required.  Compensation: Roundtrip airfare to 
American Samoa from San Francisco and free shared housing with an 
assistant field technician will be provided in addition to a salary of 
$3000/mo.  To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for three references, preferably via email as a single 
attachment, to: LAUREN HELTON (EM: lhelton AT birdpop.org).

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY (Ornithology)  at Georgia College, 
Biological & Environmental Sciences  Website: 
https://www.gcsujobs.com/postings/2426  Location: Milledgeville, GA 
Duration: Tenure track  Job Type: Professor  Application Deadline: 15 
Sep 2016.  Job Description: The Department of Biological and 
Environmental Sciences at Georgia College & State University invites 
applications for a tenure track position in Biology. We seek a highly 
trained individual who is committed to liberal arts education, can 
demonstrate excellence in teaching and research, and possesses the 
ability to work with a culturally diverse student population. A primary 
teaching responsibility will be Ornithology, with other teaching 
opportunities including introductory courses in the biological sciences, 
core curriculum and other upper level courses in the candidate’s area of 
expertise. The candidate will have the opportunity to develop an 
independent research program. There are two undergraduate majors within 
the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences. We currently 
have 24 full time faculty in the department with about 450 undergraduate 
biology majors, 100 environmental science majors, and an M.S. program in 
biology with approximately 35 students pursuing thesis and non-thesis 
degrees. For more information about the department visit us at 
http://www.gcsu.edu/biology/  Qualifications: •Ability to teach 
Ornithology, Field Ornithology, introductory biology and upper division 
courses in area of specialization. •The ability to teach Comparative 
Vertebrate Anatomy is a plus. •Ability to contribute to the core 
curriculum. •Ability to engage undergraduates and graduates in 
ornithology-related research. •Ability to work collegially and 
effectively with university students, faculty, and staff as well as the 
surrounding community. •Demonstrable ability to work collegially and 
effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds. •Ph.D. preferred 
(ABD with a completion by hire date considered) in Biological Sciences 
or related field. •Research experience (demonstrated by publication 
record). •Undergraduate teaching experience. •Must meet SACSCOC 
accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 (www.sacscoc.org 
(faculty credentials))  To Apply: Interested candidates should apply 
online at https://www.gcsujobs.com/postings/2426 and include a letter of 
application, vitae, 1-page teaching philosophy, 1-page research 
statement, unofficial transcripts and 3 confidential letters of 
recommendation. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2016, 
and continue until the position is filled. Position start date is 
January 2, 2017, although an August 1, 2017 start is negotiable.

FULL TIME REHABILITATION TECHNICIAN  at International Bird Rescue 
Website: http://www.Bird-rescue.org  Location: Fairfield, Ca  Job Type: 
Permanent  Job Description: International Bird Rescue is a 501(c)(3) 
not-for-profit organization that specializes in the rescue and 
rehabilitation of sick, injured and contaminated aquatic birds. Between 
our two centers in San Pedro, CA and Fairfield, CA we treat more than 
5,000 patients per year. We currently have an immediate opening for a 
rehabilitation technician at our SF Bay Wildlife Center in Fairfield, 
CA. Rehabilitation technicians are responsible for the husbandry and 
medical care of patients as well as public outreach and education 
regarding wildlife issues. Excellent interpersonal and communication 
skills are required for training/managing volunteers and for interacting 
with co-workers, veterinarians and other local rehabilitation centers. 
For individuals interested in becoming part of Bird Rescue's 
internationally renowned response team, this is a great opportunity to 
learn about, work with, and become proficient at rehabilitating these 
challenging species. An RVT licensed in the state of California is 
preferred; however, individuals with a strong background or interest in 
wildlife rehabilitation are encouraged to apply. Essential duties and 
responsibilities -- Assist with and administer medical treatments under 
supervision of the manager and veterinarian (including radiographs, 
anesthesia and humane euthanasia in accordance with Bird Rescue policies 
and local and federal laws). -- Maintain complete and accurate animal 
care records. -- Determine and provide appropriate triage/emergency 
care, housing/enclosures and diets including live and dead food items. 
-- Clean and disinfect all areas as necessary to maintain a safe and 
sanitary environment throughout the hospital and facility. -- Inventory 
and maintain clinic/medical supplies. -- Provide oversight, direction 
and training of volunteers on a daily basis. -- Perform other duties, as 
assigned, to ensure a positive public image, enhance the operation of 
the organization and improve the quality of life for the animals. -- 
Respond to inquiries from members of the public and other local 
rehabilitation centers. -- Full-time positions are 4 days per week at 10 
hours per day from 8AM to closing (with overtime as required based on 
clinic caseload and season)  Qualifications: Required qualifications -- 
A minimum of six months of related education/experience/training. -- 
Ability to read, write and comprehend detailed animal care protocols and 
medical notes. -- Ability to understand basic medical terminology, avian 
physiology and anatomy. -- Have excellent organizational skills and 
ability to prioritize work. -- Effectively communicate information on 
both an individual basis and group situations and have excellent 
interpersonal skills for interactions with volunteers, other employees, 
governing agencies, outside members of the public and other 
rehabilitation centers. -- Basic skills with Microsoft Office and data 
entry. -- Excellent basic mathematical skills and the ability to 
accurately work with units of weight, volume and concentration. -- This 
position requires a background check Preferred qualifications -- Past 
work in a wildlife rehabilitation clinic. -- Experience capturing, 
handling and restraining wild animals, preferably birds. -- Familiarity 
with the Incident Command System and Oiled Wildlife Care Network 
protocols. -- Registered veterinary technician (RVT) certified by the 
California Veterinary Medical Board. Physical demands and exposure to 
environmental conditions: -- Ability to stand, speak, listen and smell 
for long periods of time (hours). -- Ability to climb, balance, stoop, 
kneel, crouch or crawl and ability to use hands/arms to palpate, handle, 
feel, reach and lift/move up to 40lbs. -- Must have good near, distance, 
color and peripheral vision as well as good depth perception and ability 
to adjust focus. -- Indoor and outdoor conditions include: temperatures 
of ~30-110 degrees F, rain, strong wind, high heat and humidity, dry air 
and allergens. -- Employees are exposed to moving parts, zoonotic 
diseases, aggressive/feral animals, toxic/caustic chemicals and 
radiography equipment. -- Travel to remote and potentially international 
areas may be required if activated for spill response.  To Apply: Full 
position description is available at: 

https://www.bird-rescue.org/get-involved/employment/job-opening-rehabilitation-technician-full-time-sfbay.aspx 

To apply, please complete our online application form at: 
http://form.jotform.us/form/42396023925153 Please, note that the 
application requires a resume, cover letter and 3 references.

AVIAN RESEARCH ASSISTANT  at University of Wisconsin-Madison Location: 
Babcock, WI  Duration: 6 months  Job Type: Seasonal Application 
Deadline: 15 Sep 2016.  Job Description: Avian Research Assistant needed 
for a winter radio telemetry study of Ruffed Grouse in central 
Wisconsin. The assistant will be responsible for navigating through 
dense undergrowth using a GPS and compass, locating radio-tagged grouse 
daily, taking habitat and snow depth measurements, taking detailed and 
accurate notes, following all protocols, maintaining field equipment, 
and entering data. Additional responsibilities may include trapping and 
banding grouse, and other tasks critical to the project. We will have 
access to a truck for transportation around the wildlife area, but the 
assistant must be comfortable hiking through deep snow to locate 
radio-tagged grouse. Term of employment is November 2016-April 2017. 
Qualifications: 1-3+ years of field research experience (preferably with 
birds); experience with radio telemetry; experience working outside in 
winter in very cold and snowy conditions; ability to hike 2-3 miles 
carrying a 50lb pack; ability to work independently in the field and as 
part of a small team; valid driver’s license; ability to drive a 4WD 
truck and ATV in snow and ice. Preferred Qualifications: Experience 
trapping and banding birds. Compensation: $14-15/hour plus housing in a 
dorm-style setting (with access to kitchen facilities) at Sandhill 
Wildlife Area. The assistant must provide his/her own winter field 
clothing and transportation if traveling outside of Sandhill.  To Apply: 
Please send a brief cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for 
three references (as one PDF) to AMY SHIPLEY by (EM: shipley2 AT 
wisc.edu). Application deadline is September 15, 2016. Applications will 
be reviewed as they are received.  Number of Openings: 2.

CONSERVATION PLANNING BIOLOGIST  at Ducks Unlimited  Website: 
http://www.ducks.org  Location: Bismarck,ND  Duration: Open  Job Type: 
Permanent  Job Description: Ducks Unlimited’s Great Plains Regional 
Office (GPRO) in Bismarck, ND, seeks a highly-motivated individual to 
provide field and office support for research projects within the 
seven-state region. This position will be stationed in the Great Plains 
Regional Office in Bismarck, North Dakota. A successful candidate would 
participate in the implementation and development of multiple wetland 
and waterfowl-based research studies. Major responsibilities will 
include the management and organization of field crews, maintenance of 
GIS and Microsoft Office databases, data entry, and digitizing tasks. 
The conservation planning biologist will be expected to meet project 
deadlines and communicate independently and effectively with GPRO staff. 
Experience with GIS, waterfowl identification, data entry, and ATVs are 
required. At least 4 years’ previous field experience required. Field 
work is physically and mentally demanding and takes place under 
challenging conditions. Therefore, only enthusiastic, dedicated 
individuals should apply. A strong interest in waterfowl and wetlands 
ecology, desire to spend long days in the field, and determination to 
get the job done is required. Inquisitive, detail-oriented, and 
self-motivated applicants are preferred. A valid driver’s licenses and 
clean driving record is required. This position reports to the Manager 
of Conservation Planning stationed in the Great Plains Regional Office.  
Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: • B.S. degree in Natural 
Resources, Ecology, Environmental Science, Conservation Biology, or a 
related field. • Four years’ field experience • Proficiency with ArcGIS 
and Spatial Analyst • Ability to travel and work effectively off-site 
including fieldwork in adverse conditions • Ability to safely lift 50 
pounds • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite  To apply for a 
position, access the job announcement at www.ducks.org/jobs; complete 
the electronic application; and attach a letter of interest, current 
resume, and daytime contact information (email and phone numbers) for at 
least three professional references. Applications will be considered as 
they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. 
Questions regarding this position can be directed to: KAYLAN CARRLSON 
Manager of Conservation Planning Ducks Unlimited, Inc. 2525 River Road 
Bismarck, ND 58503 Office: (PH: 701- 355-3525, EM: kcarrlson AT ducks.org).

SEASONAL AVIAN FIELD TECHS  at Smithsonian.  Website: 
https://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/migratorybirds/research/behavior.cfm 
Location: Tiputini Biodiversity Station, Ecuador  Duration: 3 months  
Job Type: Seasonal  Application Deadline: 15 Sep 2016.  Job Description: 
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and Virginia Tech are seeking 
four seasonal field techs to work on an NSF funded project investigating 
the proximate links between hormones, neuroendocrine gene expression, 
behavior, and social network structure in a cooperative lek-breeding 
bird, the wire-tailed manakin (Pipra filicauda). The project will run 
from mid-November to mid-March and technicians will be expected to make 
a minimum three-month time commitment. Start and end dates are flexible. 
Fieldwork will be conducted at the Tiputini Biodiversity Station in the 
Ecuadorian Amazon. This field site is a 650-hectare tract of pristine 
lowland rainforest adjacent to Yasuni National Park, one of the most 
biodiverse regions in the world.  Qualifications: Qualified applicants 
must have extensive field experience, preferably studying tropical 
birds. Technical field skills should include mist-netting, banding, 
blood-sampling and color-band re-sighting. Experience with telemetry is 
considered a plus. All competitive applicants will also have meticulous 
data collection skills, good inter-personal skills, and the ability to 
work independently. The field site is extremely remote and technicians 
will be expected to work long-hours in hot, humid, buggy, and often 
rainy conditions. Candidates must be in excellent physical shape with 
the ability to carry 50+ pounds and walk long distances on muddy trails. 
The fieldwork will be physically and mentally demanding. Four positions 
are currently available and we encourage the application of Latin 
American students seeking field experience. Applicants do not 
necessarily need to speak Spanish but some experience is desirable. 
Compensation: All travel expenses will be paid (international airfare, 
food and lodging) and a small stipend for Latin American students will 
be available commensurate with experience.  To apply please send a 
single PDF document that includes a cover letter, CV/Resume and contacts 
for at least three professional references. Please include an estimated 
number of birds banded and bled in your application. Submit materials to 
Dr. BRANDT RYDER via email (EM: pipra.filicauda AT gmail.com) by 
September 15th, 2016 with the subject line heading of “MANAKIN FIELD 
TECH”. Hiring will begin immediately.  Number of Openings: 4.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - ARGENTINA  at Museo de La Plata  Website: 
http://www.museo.fcnym.unlp.edu.ar  Location: La Plata, Argentina 
Duration: 4 months  Job Type: Volunteer  Application Deadline: 30 Sep 
2016.  Job Description: We need up to four volunteers for a field study 
on passerines and woodpeckers. We make long walks every day, searching 
for nests, banding adults, chicks and at the end, we take vegetation 
data. Volunteers have to pay a semanal fee of 50US$ to defray costs of 
food, lodging and some equipment.  Compensation: We provide a 
certificate when ending the volunteer period. A possibility to work on a 
semi-open grassland environment with over a hundred of neotropical bird 
species.  To Apply: Applicants have to pay their own airfare to Buenos 
Aires, Argentina and to La Plata (55 km.). To apply send a CV and cover 
letter to ADRIAN JAUREGUI (EM: adrijaureguic AT gmail.com). Further 
information and details will be answered by e-mail.  Number of Openings: 4.

AVIAN SPECIALIST/BIOLOGIST  at Ecology and Environment  Website: 
http://www.ene.com  Location: Lehighton, PA  Job Type: Temporary 
Application Deadline: 2 Sep 2016.  Job Description: On-Call Avian 
Specialist Ecology and Environment, Inc. is a fully integrated 
environmental consulting firm who is committed to sustainable 
development through responsible environmental stewardship. We are 
seeking temporary (on-call) Avian Specialists/Biologists (reporting to 
our Pittsburgh office) to work on avian surveys on wind energy sites in 
Carbon County, PA (eastern Pennsylvania) near the towns of Jim Thorpe 
and Lehighton. This position will be responsible for performing 
raptor/eagle surveys. Additional surveys using a range of bird sampling 
techniques including visual/auditory identification may be required. Our 
successful candidate must have a good understanding of avian surveys and 
be able to work independently and as part of a team. This position is 
expected to start in September 2016 and is expected to go through July 
2017 – the position requires 2 full days/month (dates are flexible).  
Qualifications: Responsibilities: • Conduct raptor/eagle surveys at 
proposed wind energy sites in eastern Pennsylvania • Conduct other avian 
surveys, as required • Compiling and processing data Requirements: • BS 
in Biology, Environmental Science or a closely related discipline 
(preferred but not required) • Six months to three years of field 
experience conducting avian surveys and recording point count and/or 
transect data • Strong visual/auditory bird identification skills (must 
be able to identify birds by their call/songs) and familiarity with 
regional avian populations and survey protocol • Ability to identify 
raptors and vultures in flight • Ability to walk for several miles and 
work in extreme temperatures and rough terrain in remote locations • 
Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and 
ability to work independently and within a team setting • Proficient in 
Microsoft Word and Excel • Experience with iPAD and/or Trimble hand-held 
GPS units preferred • Preference for individuals with CPR/First Aid 
Training • Valid driver’s license and the ability to travel to a project 
sites E & E is its people. We are a knowledge based culture with an 
integrated staff of more than 85 scientific and engineering 
disciplines—a group of innovators who pave the way in implementing 
environmental solutions. E & E has been dedicated to environmental 
conservation and enhancement since our founding in 1970. Please view our 
website at http://www.ene.com to apply on-line. Local candidates 
preferred. Must be eligible to work in the United States. Visa 
sponsorship will not be provided. Ecology and Environment, Inc. is an 
equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified 
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to 
race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, 
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

PHD, PETROLEUM HYDROCARBON EFFECTS ON MARINE BIRDS  at Simon Fraser 
University  Website: http://www.sfu.ca/biology.html  Location: Burnaby 
BC, Canada  Duration: 4 to 5 years  Job Type: Student Application 
Deadline: 1 Sep 2016.  Job Description: We invite applications for a PhD 
student position with the Department of Biological Sciences, Simon 
Fraser University (Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada) in collaboration 
with Environment and Climate Change Canada. The successful applicant 
will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes experts in 
ecotoxicology, physiology, ecology and conservation biology. This 
research will examine the exposure and effects of oil sands bitumen on 
health and toxicological endpoints in vulnerable populations of marine 
birds. The work as proposed will involve collaborative development and 
application of PCR gene arrays and other tools to assess biological 
responses in the lab and field, using both wildlife sentinel species and 
a laboratory model, the zebra finch. Some lethal dosing studies are 
necessary to establish dose response relationships needed for risk 
assessment. The student will use this data to answer pressing questions 
regarding the potential impact of oil sands bitumen, particularly in 
scenarios involving chronic or catastrophic releases to the marine 
environment, on bird populations and their health. Financial support 
includes a monthly stipend, field and laboratory assistants as needed, 
vehicle costs, field accommodation and meals as needed. Support for 
chemical and molecular analyses will also be available via collaborative 
arrangements. There will also be opportunities for paid teaching 
experience, and travel to scientific meetings.  Qualifications: Students 
with a strong interest in avian ecotoxicology, with an MSc degree and 
high academic GPA (3.5+), ornithological field experience and proven 
writing and analytical skills and are preferred. Candidates with an 
honours BSc with at least a 3.5 GPA and one or more publications in the 
quality peer reviewed literature would also be considered. For initial 
screening and to receive more information about the project, interested 
students should send a letter expressing their qualifications and 
interests, a CV, and unofficial transcripts to TONY WILLIAMS (EM: 
tdwillia AT sfu.ca) and JOHN ELLIOTT (EM: john.elliott AT canada.ca). 
Candidates are encouraged to apply by 1 Sept, graduate school 
application deadline is 1 Oct 2016, and official enrollment in January 
2017.  Compensation: $ Can 21,000 to 24,000 per annum depending upon 
qualifications.  To Apply: For initial screening and to receive more 
information about the project, interested students should send a letter 
expressing their qualifications and interests, a CV, and unofficial 
transcripts to TONY WILLIAMS (EM: tdwillia AT sfu.ca) and JOHN ELLIOTT 
(EM: john.elliott AT canada.ca). Candidates are encouraged to apply by 1 
Sept, graduate school application deadline is 1 Oct 2016, and official 
enrollment in January 2017.

MASTERS OR PHD POSITION IN AVIAN CONSERVATION IN GRENADA  at University 
of Manitoba  Website: http://umanitoba.ca/  Location: Winnipeg/Grenada  
Duration: 2-4 years  Job Type: Student Application Deadline: 30 Dec 
2016.  Job Description: The Natural Resources Institute of the 
University of Manitoba is seeking one graduate student for research on 
the conservation of songbirds in Grenada. Topics would be determined in 
collaboration with the student and co-supervisors, but are likely to 
integrate conservation biology, natural history and behavioral ecology, 
genetics and/or bioacoustics. The student will primarily be based in 
Winnipeg during the year, with field research conducted on the Caribbean 
island of Grenada. The Masters position would be within the 2-year 
Masters of Natural Resources Management program, at the internationally 
recognized Natural Resources Institute at the University of Manitoba. 
This is an interdisciplinary programs designed to prepare students to 
either enter the workforce or continue academic research upon 
graduation. In addition to the ecology component, courses cover 
conservation biology, economic, social, policy, and legal issues 
relevant to natural resources and environmental management and 
conservation. The PhD position would be within the 4-year Ph.D. in 
Natural Resources and Environmental Management program, which is 
primarily dissertation-driven, complemented by 4 graduate courses. More 
information on both academic programs can be found at 
http://umanitoba.ca/institutes/natural_resources/.  Qualifications: 
Applicants must be prepared to demonstrate background and interest in 
avian ecology and conservation, plus strong research potential and 
academic background. Preference will be given to applicants with 
experience mist-netting and banding passerines. Applicants eligible for 
NSERC PGS scholarship funding 

(http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/BellandPostgrad-BelletSuperieures_eng.asp) 

will be preferred. Preference may also be given to Canadians, because 
some research funding is only available to Canadian students. However, 
outstanding applications from international students will also be 
considered.  Compensation: Funding will be provided through a full 
scholarship, to which the student must apply separately. Dr. Koper will 
facilitate this application, but the process is competitive and thus 
only excellent students will be considered.  To Apply: Apply with CV, 
unofficial transcripts, writing sample (e.g. essay / manuscript), and 3 
references (email and phone numbers) to Dr. NICOLA KOPER (EM: 
nicola.koper AT umanitoba.ca).  Number of Openings: 1-2.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  at Gulf Coast Bird Observatory  Website: 
http://gcbo.org  Location: Lake Jackson, TX 77566  Duration: Ongoing  
Job Type: Permanent  Application Deadline: 15 Sep 2016. Job Description: 
The Executive Director is the chief executive officer, responsible for 
managing the affairs of the organization under the general oversight of 
the Board of Directors. The Executive Director reports to the Board of 
Directors, is a non-voting member of the board and is responsible for 
the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and financial 
objectives. Qualifications: Qualifications and Education Requirements 1. 
Candidates should have a minimum of five years of experience managing a 
nongovernmental, charitable or conservation related organization. 2. 
Candidates should have extensive experience in non-profit fundraising, 
grant application, and membership recruitment activities. 3. Candidates 
should have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a field related to 
conservation, business administration, business management, or a related 
discipline. Preferred Skills 1. Candidate must have excellent written 
and oral communication skills. 2. Candidate should be a self-starter, 
able to take on challenges that may take many years to reach final 
conclusion. 3. Candidate should be able to work with committees and 
build consensus within groups. 4. Candidate should have good 
presentation skills and possess a good public speaking presence. 5. 
Candidate should be familiar with and understand financial statements.  
Compensation: $60,000 - $65,000 depending on previous experience  To 
Apply: Send resume to (EM: cjones AT gcbo.org).

BLUE TIT FIELD ASSISTANT  at Max Planck Institute for Ornithology 
Website: http://www.orn.mpg.de/2622/Department_Kempenaers  Location: 
Seewiesen, Bayern, Germany  Duration: 6 months  Job Type: Temporary 
Application Deadline: 30 Sep 2016.  Job Description: The Department of 
Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics at the Max Planck 
Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen, Bayern, Germany (see 
http://www.orn.mpg.de/2622/Department_Kempenaers), is seeking four field 
assistants to work from 1st November 2016 to 30th April 2017. These 
assistants will work as part of a long-term study on the reproductive 
biology of a blue tit Cyanistes caeruleus population in a protected 
forest site in Southern Germany. Work will include: (1) catching birds 
at feeders and nest-boxes using traps and/or mist nets (2) measuring and 
banding birds (3) maintenance of electronic nest-box and feeder hardware 
and equipment (4) setting up experimental equipment (5) data collection, 
entry, and management Qualifications: Successful candidates must have 
experience in catching and handling birds, including extensive 
experience in mist netting. Applicants should also be highly motivated 
and well organised, with capabilities of working both in a group and 
independently. Field work hours can be long and tiring, thus applicants 
must be prepared to work in all types of weather conditions, at any time 
(including weekends and holidays), with typically only one day off per 
week. The working language at the Institute is English, so good 
knowledge of the language is required. A full, clean driver's licence is 
essential, with driving experience of at least one year. Experience in 
driving vehicles with manual transmission is also a necessity. 
Applicants from outside the EU must ensure they are eligible to remain 
in Europe for the duration of their contract. Successful candidates 
should be vaccinated against Tick Borne Encephalitis (TBE or FSME) 
before commencing the field work. In addition, applicants should be 
aware that Lyme disease spread by ticks is common in the area, and 
should inform themselves about the disease in advance. The Max Planck 
Institute for Ornithology employs a dynamic, dedicated, and 
international group of researchers who are focused on exploring the 
fields of evolution, ecology, genetics, and neurobiology. In an effort 
to employ more people with disabilities, the Max-Planck-Society 
specifically encourages people with disabilities to apply for the 
position. To increase the employment of women in areas where they are 
under-represented, the Max-Planck-Society also encourages women to apply 
for this position.  Compensation: 700 - 800 euro net salary per month, 
after deductions and accommodation  To Apply: Review of applications and 
calls for interviews will begin in late September 2016. If you are 
interested in applying for one of the field assistant positions as 
described above, please apply (including your CV) via email to (EM: 
cgilsenan AT orn.mpg.de).  Number of Openings: Four

AVICULTURE INTERN  at Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation Program -- San 
Diego Zoo Global  Location: Makawao, HI or Volcano, HI Duration: 4 to 6 
months  Job Type: Intern  Application Deadline: 31 Aug 2016.  Job 
Description: The San Diego Zoo Global’s Hawaii Endangered Bird 
Conservation Program operates two captive propagation facilities – the 
Keauhou Bird Conservation Center (KBCC) on the Big Island of Hawaii and 
the Maui Bird Conservation Center (MBCC) on the island of Maui – with 
the goal of preventing extinction and promoting recovery of endangered 
Hawaiian avifauna through captive propagation. Currently, the HEBCP’s 
focal species include the alala, palila, kiwikiu, akikiki, akekee, and 
the puaiohi. Interns for the HEBCP provide essential assistance to 
facility and program operations. The primary responsibilities of interns 
hired by HEBCP consist of daily bird husbandry and facility projects. 
Daily bird husbandry duties include: morning feeding and aviary 
cleaning, diet preparation, aviary maintenance, afternoon bird checks, 
observing birds for breeding behaviors and health concerns & 
record-keeping. Facility projects include: perching aviaries, gathering 
browse and nesting material, grounds-keeping, building maintenance & 
predator control.  Qualifications: Applicants must: Display enthusiasm 
for working in aviculture and bird conservation. Be at least 21 years 
old. Be able to respectfully share living space with several roommates 
in a remote area. Have a valid driver's license and health insurance. 
Have obtained a college degree. Maintain high standards of excellence, 
team work and project completion.  Compensation: Internships last for a 
4-6 month period. Interns receive $20/day stipend, plus housing.  To 
apply for this internship position, please send a cover letter, resume, 
and contact information for three references to JEFF PRIBBLE (EM: 
hebcpinternship AT gmail.com). Please indicate in the subject line which 
center you are interested in (or both).  Number of Openings: 6.

ROSE POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW  at Cornell Lab of Ornithology  Website: 
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/postdoc  Location: Ithaca, NY Duration: 1 
year, renewable for a second year  Job Type: Post-doc Application 
Deadline: 8 Sep 2016.  Job Description: The Cornell Lab of Ornithology 
invites applications for our Edward W. Rose Postdoctoral Fellowships. 
These competitive postdoctoral fellowship awards 
(www.birds.cornell.edu/postdoc) support innovative, independent research 
by early career scholars of exceptional promise. Multiple Rose 
Fellowships are available annually, with applications due on September 
8. All Rose Fellows join a vibrant community of more than a dozen 
concurrent postdocs within the Rose Postdoctoral Program and interact 
with many other scholars across a wide range of disciplines. The Rose 
Postdoctoral Fellowship awards support individuals pursuing cutting-edge 
scholarship, while fostering intellectual interaction with multiple Lab 
programs and Cornell scholars. Any area of inquiry related to the Lab’s 
mission “to interpret and conserve the earth’s biological diversity 
through research, education, and citizen science focused on birds” is 
appropriate. Potential applicants are encouraged to learn more about the 
Cornell Lab and our formal programs in Bioacoustics, Bird Population 
Studies (avian ecology), Citizen Science, Conservation Science, 
Communication, Education, Evolutionary Biology, Information Science, 
Macaulay Library (animal behavior), Multimedia Productions, and Public 
Engagement in Science. Activities involving research and/or outreach 
spanning several of these areas are particularly encouraged, and 
therefore each postdoctoral scholar may be co-mentored by two senior 
Cornell scholars. Projects that foster links to people and units from 
across Cornell University are likewise welcome. Potential applicants are 
encouraged to contact the most relevant faculty and staff at the Lab to 
brainstorm about areas of mutual interest and synergistic projects. We 
are especially interested in supporting the independent research of 
individuals who can bring new ideas, approaches, and connections to the 
Lab, while simultaneously leveraging our existing tools, data, and 
expertise in science, education, and communication. Each Rose 
Postdoctoral opportunity spans up to 24 months via two consecutive 
year-long appointments at the Lab. Located at the Imogene Powers Johnson 
Center for Birds and Biodiversity in the 220-acre Sapsucker Woods 
sanctuary, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a vibrant unit within 
Cornell's University’s College of Agriculture & Life Sciences. More than 
200 faculty and staff work at the Lab within our 10 mission-driven 
programs. Our management and staff are committed to the highest 
standards of ethics and excellence in all areas of our work. These 
appointments provide a competitive salary, Cornell health and other 
benefits, and funds to help support the Scholar’s research and other 
professional needs. Start dates are usually flexible within the year 
following the application. Interested applicants should visit the Annual 
Rose Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition web site (URL: 
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/postdoc) for more information about the 
overall Program and about the Rose Fellow selection process. The 
application package consists of a cover letter, CV, two-page research 
proposal, pdfs of up to three representative publications, and names and 
contact information for three references. Applicants must have received 
their PhD before beginning their postdoctoral appointment at Cornell. 
Application materials should be sent as a single pdf file to the 
attention of SUE TAGGART (EM: SET2 AT cornell.edu). Applications for the 
positions available in 2017 will be accepted until September 8, 2016. 
The selection committee is chaired by Dr. IRBY LOVETTE (EM: IJL2 AT 
cornell.edu), Fuller Professor of Ornithology and Associate Director for 
Academic Affairs at the Lab. Edward W. Rose, known by family and friends 
as “Rusty,” joined the Lab’s Administrative Board in 1993 and served as 
its Chairman from 2004 to 2014. Rusty was a brilliant man who inspired 
everyone at the Lab, not only through his infectious laugh but even more 
by asking tough questions, expecting excellence, and seeking global 
impact. Rusty had a deep conservation ethos which he exemplified both in 
his own actions and through his support of the Cornell Lab and kindred 
institutions. He was among the Lab’s most enthusiastic promoters of 
early career scientists, and he always relished learning about their 
discoveries and accomplishments. Rusty passed away in January 2016, but 
his legacy endures in many contexts, including the Edward W. Rose 
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program which brings together the Lab’s entire 
postdoctoral community. Through the generosity of Rusty and his wife 
Deedie, together with that of fellow board members Larry and Nancy 
Fuller, Russ and Carol Faucett, and Imogene Powers Johnson, the Lab 
shall award multiple Edward W. Rose Postdoctoral Fellowships annually. 
Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great 
place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff 
impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas 
to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and 
engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence 
includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of 
Manhattan and in Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to 
be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.  Number of 
Openings: 2.

FIELD ASSISTANT FOR THE HOODED GREBE PROJECT  at The Hooded Grebe 
Project  Website: http://www.avesargentinas.org.ar  Location: Southern 
Patagonia, Argentina  Duration: 1 month or more  Job Type: Volunteer  
Application Deadline: 15 Oct 2016.  Job Description: The plateaus of 
southwest Patagonia, one of the harshest and least protected ecoregions 
in South America, are home to biodiversity of great conservation value. 
The Hooded Grebe (Podiceps gallardoi) is endemic to Santa Cruz province 
(Argentina) and today, only 40 years from its discovery, it is listed as 
critically endangered (BirdLife International / UICN) and facing 
extinction. The Hooded Grebe Project consists of a professional and 
committed team that works extensively in the area since 2009, studying 
the grebes’ biology, identifying the root causes of its greatest threats 
and generating direct-action programs and conservation strategies that 
have already helped the population to start recovering. The conservation 
measures include intense fieldwork (specifically research and control of 
invasive species), habitat restoration, local conservation education and 
promotion of laws that protect the species and its habitat. Our 
obstacles are immense. The Hooded Grebe´s breeding range is huge, its 
threats are many and for a few months, we need to be fast and everywhere 
at the same time in order to protect the Grebe´s most important breeding 
colonies. We are looking for volunteers who are motivated by passion and 
genuine interest in biodiversity conservation and research. We require 
commitment, initiative, sacrifice and a willingness to go above and 
beyond. We need adventurers, people who like the idea of camping in the 
wild, rough and windy deserts of the high plateaus of western Patagonia, 
who enjoy certain isolation, extreme weather conditions and never ending 
trips on bad roads and nearly inexistent tracks. A volunteer should be 
able to withstand long periods without a hot shower, without internet 
and phone communication, camping conditions and long walks for 
fieldwork. Volunteers should be in GOOD physical shape and health to 
participate in the program. Tasks to be undertaken • Acuatic bird 
censuses. • Shorebird censuses. • Data collection on breeding colonies 
of the Hooded Grebe. • Monitoring (census and detection) of invasive and 
exotic species such as American Mink and Kelp Gull. • Support to colony 
guardians (detection and control of factors affecting the colonies). • 
Monitoring of wildlife (mammals, amphibians and reptiles). • 
Collaboration in maintenance of work equipment. • Promotion and local 
educational work. • Housework (cooking, cleaning, collecting firewood) 
and maintenance of common spaces at the Biological Station. • 
Restoration of habitat and working areas (dismantling of ranch fences in 
the Patagonia National Park, building of trails, road repair and control 
of invasive plant species). • Support for capturing and marking Hooded 
Grebe individuals. Due to the remoteness and long distances between 
destinations, and to optimize logistics and transportation planning, 
volunteering periods would rotate every 15 days, and go as follow: For 
periods of at least 30 days volunteering in the project, from the months 
of December to April, these cycles will be commencing on the 1st and 
15th days of each month, and ending on the 1st of the following month, 
and 15th respectively. All of these dates are based on arrival and 
departure from the town of Perito Moreno, on the North-West of the Santa 
Cruz province. As an example for further understanding: Volunteer is 
picked up in Perito Moreno on the 1st of January, and volunteering 
process finishes on the 1st of January. Or, volunteer is picked up in 
Perito Moreno on the 15th of January, and volunteering process finishes 
on the 15th of February. A limited number of volunteer staff slots are 
allocated for the following periods: • 15th December (2016) – 15th 
January (2017) • 1st January – 1st February • 15th January – 15th 
February • 1st February – 1st March • 15th February – 15th March • 
1st 

March – 1st April • 15th March – 15th April The number of volunteers per 
each slot is to be determined according to the amount of different 
activities to be carried out on different stages of the breeding season, 
and the level of workforce needed for these. We suggest you inform us on 
your interest for which slot you would like to apply for, and we will 
allocate the applicants on a capability and “first come - first serve” 
basis. Applicants interested in volunteering for periods longer than 30 
days will be given priority during selection and volunteer period 
preference allocation. Cost of the program Running the volunteer program 
comes with numerous expenses for us: food, salaries for leaders and 
coordinators, camping and research equipment, insurance, transportation, 
showers/ bathrooms, and more. To help offset some of these costs, the 
program cost is US$ 20 per day (600 per session). This covers the 
volunteer expenses once arrived at the project. It includes training, 
transportation, food, camping equipment and lodging throughout the 
entire stay. If your stay exceeds 60 days, we are able to reduce the 
amount requested to US$ 15 per day. Weather conditions in Patagonia are 
harsh and they change dramatically by the season and by the hour: winds 
over 60 mph (100 km/h) and temperatures that may vary from below 
freezing to near 90ºF (30ºC) in one day, plus very high levels of solar 
irradiation due to low levels of humidity in the atmosphere. If you are 
accepted to the volunteer program, you will receive a detailed equipment 
list. Communication There is no internet access and no cell phone 
service anywhere closer than 100km from the Biological Station, and the 
satellite phone is for emergency use only. You will have the chance to 
communicate with your family and friends every time you go to town, but 
this probably won´t be often (except for emergencies). Plus, internet 
service in town can be spotty and frustratingly slow. If connectivity is 
important to you, consider this when making your decision to volunteer. 
Food The food is hardy and typical to Patagonia: lots of stews and 
soups, lamb, potatoes and bread. In the field, volunteers cook together 
on a basic camp stove. Ingredients in the field are limited—think simple 
camping cooking. If you’re a vegetarian please know that Patagonia is 
not an easy place to eat meat-free, as meat is a major part of the diet, 
but this should not be a reason for not participating at the project. 
Language The volunteer program is mostly local, and only a little part 
international. We do not expect participants to be totally bilingual 
since most of the team members speak English fluently, but experience 
showed that most conversations take place in Spanish. Not understanding 
conversations at dinner or on endless roadtrips can make volunteers feel 
uncomfortable or excluded if they are too shy to ask for a language 
switch. Still, this should not stop you from coming. For further 
information, please check: - www.avesargentinas.org.ar - 
www.ambientesur.org.ar - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0taBiJB35c 
(Twilight of the Hooded Grebe Documentary)  Qualifications: Even though 
we do not request any specific academic qualifications, we are looking 
for volunteers who are motivated by passion and genuine interest in 
biodiversity conservation and research. Volunteers should be in GOOD 
physical shape and health to participate in the program.  Compensation: 
Given that the project runs mainly on the support of local and 
international NGOs, as well as private donations, we do not offer a 
monetary compensation to our volunteers. Anyways, we have learnt from 
past experiences and personal comments, that taking part of the Hooded 
Grebe Project allows a vast learning possibility. This includes 
practical field work, scientific research and applied work skills, all 
through a diverse variety of tasks carried out. The team is an 
interesting mix of biologists, parkrangers, students, adventurers and 
naturalists who enjoy good meals at night, good music and long 
conversations. Of all ages and from all over the world, there are many 
different stories to hear and - most importantly – there´s a general 
huge passion about saving the Hooded Grebe. We hope participants will 
enjoy themselves, make new friends, and learn about Patagonia and 
conservation. It’s a life changing experience for those who are up to 
the challenge.  To Apply: Thank you for your interest in volunteering 
for the Hooded Grebe Project. Our campaigns would not be possible 
without the vital day-to-day efforts of our many volunteers. We are 
always in need of volunteers to engage in field activities, conduct 
research, and so much more. If you want to apply for the Hooded Grebe 
Volunteer program in the coming season, please reach out to us at (EM:  
proyectomacatobiano AT gmail.com), including: • A letter briefly 
describing your interest in participating • Your CV • The session you 
chose to come. (January, February and/or March, etc.) Applications will 
be received until OCTOBER 15th, 2016. Results will be available on 
October 31st. Together with the results, you will receive the acceptance 
package with all the information you´ll need.  Number of Openings: 14 
(two volunteers per session).

WILDLIFE REHABILITATION VOLUNTEERS  at Mountainaire Avian Rescue 
Society  Website: http://wingtips.org  Location: Courtenay, BC, Canada  
Duration: 6 to 8 weeks  Job Type: Volunteer  Application Deadline: 31 
Dec 2016.  Job Description: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) 
located in Courtenay, British Columbia (on Vancouver Island) is seeking 
summer student volunteer for 2016. Baby bird season in spring, summer 
and early fall brings us the greatest number of patients. To ensure that 
the animals get all the care necessary to bring them back to health, we 
will be offering summer student positions to interested and motivated 
individuals. Veterinary supervision and protocols of care are observed. 
The work at the wildlife centre can be very demanding. Typically in the 
summer we work from 8 am until 10 pm, with occasional 4 am feedings. As 
a volunteer you can expect to be involved in all aspects of the 
rehabilitation process. Most of the work for everyone is diet 
preparation and cleaning, but you will also be expected to take part in 
occasional rescues and releases, administer treatments, and participate 
in building projects, grounds maintenance and some educational displays 
within the community. The schedule at the centre can be intense, but you 
will also be given time to enjoy the beautiful scenery this island has 
to offer. The wildlife centre is staffed by a dedicated rehabilitator 
and many volunteers. You will become part of a team of like-minded 
people and will be treated with respect and friendship. Summer student 
positions will be filled on a six week rotational basis, with mid-April 
to mid-October being the main time farm to fill, however positions are 
available year-round. Start dates vary and positions typically last six 
to eight weeks, depending on scheduling.  Qualifications: Previous 
wildlife experience is not a prerequisite. Come here with the right 
attitude, prepared to give 100% to our wild patients and this will be an 
extraordinary experience.  Compensation: The wildlife centre offers very 
basic housing and occasionally some meals, but for the most part you 
will be responsible for keeping yourself fed.  To Apply: Applications 
will start being reviewed immediately. For more information about MARS, 
to read about previous interns' experiences, and for an application form 
please visit http://wingtips.org/volunteer/internship/ Applications by 
email will not be accepted.

RAPTOR EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITY  at Linwood Springs Research Station 
Website: http://raptorservices.rezgo.com  Location: Stevens Point, WI  
Duration: 5 days  Job Type: Student  Application Deadline: 30 Sep 2016.  
Job Description: This 5 day workshop will be held from 3-7 October, with 
an emphasis on migration and winter research techniques. Students will 
participate directly in real research projects, allowing them 
significant hands-on time with some of Wisconsin’s finest raptors. The 
small class size of 6-8 students, allows for individualized instruction 
time throughout the course. Students will participate in capturing and 
handling, mist nets, broadcast call surveys, clutch counts, reading 
feather molt, video surveillance, drawing blood samples, telemetry and 
more. Qualifications: No prerequisites.  Compensation: Cost is $495.  To 
Apply: Visit: http://raptorservices.rezgo.com/ for more information. Or 
contact GENE JACOBS: (EM: gene AT RaptorResearch.com)  Number of 
Openings: Space is limited so register early.

AVIAN REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION INTERNSHIPS  at Raptor Education 
Group, Inc.  Website: http://www.raptoreducationgroup.org or 
http://raptoreducationgroup.blogspot.com  Location: Antigo, WI Duration: 
This internship will begin in early September of 2016 and last 6-8 
weeks. Ending date is flexible.  Job Type: Intern  Job Description: REGI 
is a non-profit organization dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of 
injured and orphaned native bird species and public education on 
wildlife issues. REGI provides medical treatment, food, housing, and 
professional care to assure release back into the wild for 500-700 birds 
annually. REGI boasts one of the largest flight training facilities in 
the world used to exercise large raptors and prepare them for release. 
*Avian Education -- Job Description: REGI is looking for 2 hardworking, 
energetic, flexible, and fun interns with a passion for teaching for the 
fall of 2016. The intern’s main responsibilities will include assistance 
in avian training and handling, feeding, observing avian behavior, and 
participating in outreach programs and tours. Training will be provided 
for all these areas. Interns are expected to work long hours. Most days 
will be a normal 8-hours, but when multiple programs are scheduled 
longer days will be required. Interns will have 1-2 days off per week. 
*Avian Rehabilitation -- Job Description: REGI is looking for 2-3 
hardworking, energetic, flexible, and fun interns for the fall of 2016. 
The intern’s main responsibilities will include assistance in avian 
rehabilitation, feeding, facility upkeep, cleaning, observing avian 
behavior, and handling. Training will be provided for all these areas. 
Interns are expected to work long hours. We are working with live 
animals that do not adhere to an 8-hour schedule. Some days will be a 
normal 8-hours, but when care is needed for a sick or injured bird 
longer days will be required. Interns will have 1 day off per week. 
Interns will reside on-site for full immersion in the wildlife 
rehabilitation experience. *If a special project is needed to complete 
your internship for credit we are happy to work out those details with 
you individually based on your interests. Qualifications: Avian 
Education Qualifications: Intern should have a strong interest in avian 
education and care. Candidates should be pursuing a degree in 
environmental education, wildlife education, captive wildlife, biology, 
or closely related field. Other fields of interest will be considered. 
Avian Rehabilitation Qualifications: Intern should have a strong 
interest in avian rehabilitation and care. Candidates should be pursuing 
a degree in wildlife, captive wildlife, biology, or closely related 
field. Other fields of interest will be considered.  Compensation: This 
is an unpaid internship, but on site housing will be provided by the 
Raptor Education Group, Inc.  To Apply: E-mail resume with 3 references 
and cover letter to: (EM: Abbey AT RaptorEducationGroup.org) For more 
information regarding an internship contact: ABBEY KRUMRIE 
(PH:715-623-2563 or EM: Abbey AT raptoreducationgroup.org)  Number of 
Openings: 4-5.

FAIRY-WREN VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS  at The University of Melbourne  
Website: http://www.raoulmulder.org  Location: Melbourne, Australia  
Duration: 4 months  Job Type: Volunteer  Job Description: We are looking 
for field assistants to help monitor a color-banded population of superb 
fairy-wrens near Melbourne, Australia for a study on animal 
personalities. Time periods: Four-month minimum, commencing early 
September, or early January. Duties include catching birds for 
personality testing before and after the breeding season (Oct-Jan), and 
regular censusing of color-banded birds during the breeding season, 
searching for and monitoring nests, behavioral observations, video 
analysis, and data proofing. Working days are long, with early starts 
six days a week. Enthusiasm, self-motivation, and a strong work ethic 
are a must. The study is based at Serendip Sanctuary, a small reserve 
with abundant birdlife on the outskirts of Melbourne.  Qualifications: 
Experience monitoring color-banded birds, nest-searching, and 
mist-netting. Must also be early riser, physically fit, able to work in 
extreme weather conditions, and enjoy basic shared living conditions. 
Compensation: Onsite accommodation in a house with shared dorm-style 
room is provided (no cost), but assistants cover travel to the site and 
their own food costs. The project will reimburse up to AU$750/mo towards 
receipted food and travel expenses.  To Apply: For more information 
contact TIMON VAN ASTEN (EM: t.van AT unimelb.edu.au). To apply, please 
email a letter outlining previous relevant field research experience, 
and a resume including names and contact information for 3 referees that 
are familiar with your mist-netting and/or nest-searching experience.  
Number of Openings: 4.
Subject: Birdjobs --April 18, 2016
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Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2016 23:42:15 -0400
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BROOD PARASITE-HOST INTERACTIONS BETWEEN AUSTRALIAN CUCKOOS AND THEIR 
HOSTS  at University of Queensland.  Website: 
http://www.williamefeeney.com  Location: Brisbane, Australia. Duration: 
5 months.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 4. Application 
Deadline: 30 Jun 2016.  Job Description: Volunteer field assistants 
needed from ~ Aug 15, 2015 – 16 Jan 2015 (dates somewhat flexible) for 
behavioural/evolutionary ecology research in Queensland, Australia. The 
study is a broad field-based study of brood parasite-host interactions, 
especially host defences against brood parasitism. This is the second 
year of the project (see our instagram:  AT samsonvalebirdproject for 
photos from last season/an idea of what to expect). This year, we will 
be focusing on continuing to collect long-term monitoring data on 
multiple species of host, running behavioural experiments, continuing to 
colour-band the bird populations and continuing to collect genetic 
samples. The study is led Dr William Feeney, a research fellow at the 
University of Queensland (AUS)/University of California, Berkeley (USA) 
(for additional information on Dr. Feeney’s work, see 
http://www.williamefeeney.com) and will be done in collaboration with 
researchers from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology (for additional 
information, see 
http://www.nbb.cornell.edu/neurobio/websterlab/index.html). 
Accommodation is shared between the two research groups and there will 
be opportunities to assist with both projects, if desired (the latter 
looking at breeding system evolution and life history of a variety of 
fairy-wren species e.g. red-backed fairy-wren, variegated fairy-wren). 
There will also be opportunities to become more involved in the 
research, if desired. Primary duties include: nest searching and 
monitoring, mist-netting and colour-banding, collection of blood 
samples, behavioral observations, territory mapping, and data entry. Any 
previous experience in these areas is desired (but not necessary), and 
there will be ample opportunities to learn/practice these skills. The 
study site is rugged, hot, and venomous snakes and ticks are quite 
common. Applicant should be confident in their ability to hike rough 
areas off trail, withstand hot and humid conditions and be able to work 
well with others. The site boasts fantastic wildlife (Wallabies, koalas 
and kookaburras are common at the site, and platypus are not too hard to 
find in the nearby areas), proximity to SE Queensland 
rainforests/beaches and the surrounding area of Brisbane. We take as 
many opportunities as possible to explore the surrounding areas on days 
off (e.g. beaches, camping). Applications will be accepted through early 
June and positions will be filled on a first come, first served basis 
(assuming the candidates are adequately qualified and suitable for the 
positions).  Qualifications: Previous experience with nest searching is 
highly desired. Mist netting, banding, and bleeding experience is also 
preferred. Applicants must be self-motivated, able to maintain a 
positive attitude, interested in field biology/birds and be able to play 
well with others. Last season was great fun, and we hope this one will 
be the same.  Compensation: Essential costs (e.g. accommodation, bills 
[including internet], food) will be covered. We are not able to cover 
flights to and from Brisbane.  To Apply: please send cover letter 
detailing interests and previous experience as well as dates of 
availability, CV, and a list of 2 references to Dr WILLIAM FEENEY (EM: 
william.e.feeney AT gmail.com). Please feel free to enquire with any 
questions pertinent to the application process or on the project in general.

  SHORT-TERM VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT  at Tambopata Macaw Project. Website: 
http://www.macawproject.org  Location: Tambopata Research Center-TRC in 
the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.  Duration: Min 15 days, 30 days 
prefered.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 4 per month. 
Application Deadline: 31 Aug 2016.  Job Description: Volunteer 
activities: These assistants will be quickly trained to identify all the 
local parrots by sight and become experts at clay lick monitoring and 
macaw nest observation with video camera systems (Nov – Mar). Due to the 
short length of stay, volunteers will have only minimal involvement in 
activities requiring higher training levels like parrot censuses and 
tree climbing. Assistants will also help with data entry. Costs 
Volunteers must pay their transportation to Peru (Puerto Maldonado City) 
and a fee of $40 per day to cover the cost of food and lodging   
Qualifications: (1) Some background knowledge of birds in general. (2) 
Good sense of observing animals, (3) Capacity of stay seated for long 
periods of time, (4) Some knowledge of Spanish (not required but 
helpful) General requirements: Volunteers should be self-disciplined, 
responsible, enthusiastic, and patient. You should also be able to 
tolerate moderate insect levels, and hot weather (85-90F/30-33C with 
high humidity). You must also be able to get along well with others in a 
remote field setting. Additional requirements: Average physical 
condition, able to walk 2 km over moderate terrain, good sense of 
observing animals, ability to stay seated for long periods of time, some 
background knowledge of birds in general.   How to apply: To apply 
please send an email to (EM: coordinator AT macawproject.org). This 
email should contain the following: 1.A letter of interest explaining 
why you are want to work on the project 2.Your CV or resume 3.Email 
addresses for at least 3 references 4.The range of dates when you will 
be available and how long you can participate. For example you may say 
something like “any 60 day period between March and July 2013”. For more 
information please check: http://macawproject.org/become-a-volunteer

LONG TERM VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT  at Tambopata Macaw Project.  Website: 
http://www.macawproject.org  Location: Tambopata Research Center-TRC in 
the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.  Duration: 8 weeks minimum, 2 - 3 month 
stay preferred.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 4 per month. 
Application Deadline: 31 Aug 2016.  Job Description: Volunteer 
activities: You will be trained to identify all parrots by sight and 
sound, climb trees to check macaw nests (Nov – Mar), monitor the clay 
lick, conduct parrot censuses, locate foraging parrots and enter data. 
Costs: Volunteers must pay their transportation to Peru (Puerto 
Maldonado City) and a fee of $20 per day to cover the cost of food and 
lodging   Qualifications: Previous field work experience 
Biology/Ecology/Forestry degree or Senior Students (or similar careers) 
Some knowledge of Spanish (not required but helpful) General 
requirements: Volunteers should be self-disciplined, responsible, 
enthusiastic, and patient. You should also be able to tolerate moderate 
insect levels, and hot weather (85-90F/30-33C with high humidity). You 
must also be able to get along well with others in a remote field 
setting. Additional requirements: Good physical condition, able to carry 
a 40 lb (18 kg) pack over moderate terrain for up to 2 km, no fear of 
heights.   How to apply: To apply please send an email to (EM: 
coordinator AT macawproject.org). This email should contain the 
following: 1.A letter of interest explaining why you are want to work on 
the project 2.Your CV or resume 3.Email addresses for at least 3 
references 4.The range of dates when you will be available and how long 
you can participate. For example you may say something like “any 60 day 
period between March and July 2013”. For more information please check: 
http://macawproject.org/become-a-volunteer

INSTRUCTOR/CURATOR  at Oregon State University.  Website: 

http://fw.oregonstate.edu/content/new-job-posting-instructorcurator-fisheries-and-wildlife 

Location: Corvallis, OR.  Duration: Open.  Application Deadline: 8 May 
2016.  Job Description: Oregon State University’s Department of 
Fisheries and Wildlife (fw.oregonstate.edu) invites applications for a 
full-time Instructor / Curator. We seek an energetic, enthusiastic 
colleague with a passion for biological collections to help advance our 
nationally and internationally recognized teaching, research and 
outreach programs. Our interdisciplinary, collaborative department works 
throughout the Pacific Northwest and the world in diverse environments, 
and has long focused on understanding vertebrate biology and 
biodiversity as a foundation of effective conservation and management. 
Our Corvallis location affords easy access to Oregon’s diverse habitats 
and natural resources, including the Pacific Ocean, the deepest lake in 
the United States, extensive networks of rivers and streams, progressive 
urban and agricultural areas, mountains and high deserts. The successful 
candidate will teach three to four Ecampus or summer session courses per 
year on topics related to zoology, taxonomy, systematics, ecology, 
evolution, natural history, conservation and curation; manage and curate 
OSU’s collections of fishes (ichthyology.oregonstate.edu), mammals, 
birds and aquatic Invertebrates, train and direct undergraduate 
collections assistants, produce scholarly work related to research, 
curation or outreach using natural history collections, and provide 
service to the department, university and profession. Qualifications: 
The position requires a master’s degree in vertebrate zoology, 
ichthyology, mammalogy, ornithology, museum studies, or a related field. 
A more detailed position description, including other minimum and 
preferred qualifications, appears at 
https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/24008  Compensation: 
$46,684-52,008.   To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum 
vitae, brief statements detailing your interest and experience in 
teaching, curation, and promoting diversity (one page each), and contact 
information (email and telephone) for three professional references at 
oregonstate.edu/jobs (posting number P00199UF). Direct link to posting: 
Link to posting: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/24008

LAKE TAHOE RAPTOR SURVEY FIELD TECHNICIAN  at The Great Basin 
Institute.  Website: 
http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/  Location: Reno and 
Tahoe, NV.  Duration: 15 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 24 Apr 2016.  Job Description: In cooperation with the Nevada 
Department of Wildlife (NDOW), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting a 
Raptor Survey Field Technician (Field Technician) to assist with surveys 
of two sensitive raptor species, Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) 
and California Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis occidentalis), in the 
east Lake Tahoe Basin, NV and adjacent areas of the Carson Range. The 
goal of this project is to detect nesting territories and monitor nest 
success, and the Field Technician and a Raptor Survey Field Lead will 
coordinate with NDOW on surveys and associated work. The majority of the 
survey effort will focus on the Northern Goshawk, with some Spotted Owl 
work interspersed throughout the field season. Work will include: • 
Broadcast surveys for Northern Goshawk and Spotted Owl • Stand searches 
for Northern Goshawk and Spotted Owl • Nest monitoring for Northern 
Goshawk and Spotted Owl • Habitat evaluation and vegetation data 
collection • Aspen stand inventory and mapping (as time allows) • 
Assisting with other NDOW wildlife work (as time allows) The Field 
Technician must be able to work in difficult terrain that may include 
steep, rocky slopes, areas of dense trees, and exposure to adverse 
weather. This work is physically demanding and requires long hours of 
off-trail hiking while conducting surveys. Goshawk surveys will be 
conducted at all hours of day, and Spotted Owl surveys will be conducted 
at all hours of night. Overnight camping may be required in some cases. 
Travel to survey sites may require driving on narrow, winding, dirt 
roads for distances up to 20 miles. While driving to and from survey 
sites, frequent encounters with vehicles, hikers, mountain bikers, and 
horseback riders should be expected on backcountry roads. Radio 
communication will be necessary for emergencies and for communication 
with the Project Manager. Timeline: o 2 May - 12 August 2016 (15 weeks) 
o 40 hours per week Qualifications: Technical requirements: o Bachelor’s 
degree or coursework and experience in biology (wildlife or 
conservation), ecology or related field; o Experience in conducting 
avian surveys and nest monitoring preferred; o Previous field experience 
that included: – adhering to field data collection protocols, and – 
accurately collecting and recording field data; o Experience in habitat 
evaluation and collection of vegetation data preferred; o Ability to use 
a GPS unit for navigation and data collection; o Familiarity with raptor 
species of the Sierra Nevada and their habitat preferred; and o 
Familiarity with and/or interest in forest ecology, and avian ecology 
and conservation biology. Additional requirements: o Possess a valid, 
state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record; o Ability to 
safely drive a 4WD vehicle on unpaved roads that can be steep and 
rutted; o Ability to work productively, consistently and cooperatively 
as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals; o Possess strong 
organizational skills; o Ability to work in variable weather conditions, 
traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 20 pounds in a backpack, and 
otherwise maintain good physical condition; o Willingness and ability to 
camp in remote areas; o Familiarity with backcountry, low-impact 
principles preferred; and o Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: 1. 
U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status; 2. Must be at least 17 
years of age; 3. Received a high school diploma or GED (or be willing to 
achieve this before using education award); 4. Eligible to receive and 
AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or equivalent of 
2 full-time awards); 5. Pass state and federal criminal background 
checks and a search of the National Sex Offender Public Website (NSPOW); 
6. Adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in 
the Member Service Agreement; and 7. Will not engage in any prohibited 
activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement  Compensation: o 
Living Allowance: $6,000 o AmeriCorps Education Award*: $1,515 o $15 
field per diem (for up to 10 nights camping) o Housing stipend 
*Education Award may be used for past, present or future education 
expenses, including payment of qualifying federal student loans. Loan 
forbearance and accrued interest payment on qualifying student loans is 
also available.  To Apply: Please follow this link to apply directly 
through our online portal: 

http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/careers.aspx?rf=OSNA&req=2016-RAP-048 


CALIFORNIA CONDOR RECOVERY PROGRAM INTERN  at American Conservation 
Experience.  Website: http://www.usaconservation.org/  Location: 
Pinnacles National Park, CA.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Intern.  
Application Deadline: 25 Apr 2016.  Job Description: The American 
Conservation Experience is seeking one full-time intern (age 18 or 
older) to assist with monitoring captive and wild California condors 
based at Pinnacles National Park. The primary duties of the intern will 
be: 1) tracking, monitoring and recording condor movements, behaviors 
and interactions; 2) observing and recording feeding behaviors; 3) 
speaking with the public and local community members about a 
high-profile endangered species which is reliant on public and private 
lands and hunting and ranching operations for its recovery; 4) 
monitoring breeding behavior and nests; 5) handling animal carcasses 
used for bait stations; 6) maintenance of equipment and facilities; and 
7) other duties as assigned to gain experience with other work groups 
such as habitat restoration and public education and outreach. 
Internship will require: great attention to detail and safe work 
practices; the ability to work as part of a team as well as 
independently; an interest in talking with the public; the ability to 
hike up to 10 miles on steep and rugged terrain carrying 40+ pounds of 
equipment; a tolerance for summer temperatures that exceed 100 degrees; 
and a sense of humor and patience. Interns may have opportunities to 
work with partners, other federal agencies, and other natural resource 
management projects as needed. This is a 6 month internship with the 
possibility of extension. Housing may be provided. Applicants within 
commuting distance to Pinnacles National Park are encouraged to apply. 
Interns will work 40-hour weeks, including at least one weekend day with 
some evening work.  Qualifications: Highlight any educational or work 
experience with endangered species or wildlife, radio-telemetry, public 
speaking, basic maintenance and construction tasks, 4x4 driving on 
primitive roads, and hunting or ranching operations. We are seeking 
individuals with enthusiasm, self-initiative, dependability and an open 
mind for all perspectives.  Compensation: $200-275/week stipend, 
depending on housing availability. An AmeriCorps educational award may 
also be available.  To Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover 
letter, resume, and 3 references to ALACIA WELCH (EM: alacia_welch AT 
nps.gov) no later than April 25, 2016. Please write “Internship 
Application” in the subject line of your email and send all application 
components as a single attachment using the following file naming 
format: First name_Last name_Internship_Application. Position is 
scheduled to begin in mid-May. Please specify your available start date 
in your cover letter.

VOLUNTEER AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN  at The Institute for Bird 
Populations.  Website: 

http://birdpop.org/docs/jobs/Interns_Back-country_Point_Counts_in_Sierra_Nevada_National_Parks.pdf 

Location: Sierra Nevada, CA.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  
Application Deadline: 26 Apr 2016.  Job Description: Volunteer field 
techicians needed April 26 (or as soon as possible) – late July, 2016, 
to survey birds by point counts in Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon 
National Parks in California. Working in teams of two, interns will hike 
into the backcountry for up to seven days at a time. On a typical day, 
interns will wake up before dawn and spend the morning conducting point 
counts and brief vegetation surveys at each point count site. The 
afternoon will then be spent breaking camp, hiking to the beginning of 
the next day's point count transect, and setting up camp once again. 
Work will be extremely physically demanding, sometimes involving hiking 
15 miles or more per day with a heavy pack, and requiring substantial 
off-trail travel. A 3-day break will usually follow each backcountry 
session. Some computer data entry will also be required.  
Qualifications: Applicants with prior birding experience and familiarity 
with the songs and calls of western montane landbirds are preferred. 
Seeking applicants in excellent physical condition with a willingness to 
backpack to remote sites and camp out most nights. A personal vehicle is 
desirable but not required. Prior knowledge of western montane flora is 
a plus.  Compensation: Shared housing and project-related travel mileage 
reimbursement provided along with a per diem of $39 for food and general 
living expenses (amounts to $975 per month).   To apply, send cover 
letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of 
three references to: MANDY HOLMGREN, The Institute for Bird Populations, 
(EM: mholmgren AT birdpop.org).

TWO BANDERS FOR FALL MIGRATION  at Schoodic Institute at Acadia National 
Park.  Website: http://www.schoodicinstitute.org  Location: Acadia 
National Park, Maine.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number 
of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 29 Apr 2016. Job Description: We 
are looking for two experienced banders to run mist nets during fall 
migration. This is the second year of a project focused on describing 
within season variation in the abundance, energetic condition, and diet 
composition of fall migrants and their relationship to changes in fruit 
and insect availability. The job will commence on Aug 13 and finish Oct 
15. Field work will take place on the beautiful and rugged Schoodic 
Peninsula parcel of Acadia National Park in Maine in mixed conifer 
forest and jack pine woodland habitats. Primary duties will include mist 
netting, bird banding, taking weight and body measurements, taking fecal 
samples, and aging/sexing using a Pyle guide. Additional duties may 
include identifying seeds from feces, collecting insect samples, and 
surveying fruit availability in the vicinity of the mist nets. The two 
banders will share a rustic cabin (provided) inside the park.  
Qualifications: We seek one highly experienced bander to lead the 
project. S/he should have at least one season’s experience as a lead 
bander in eastern North America or three seasons of experience as an 
assistant bander with at least two of those in eastern North America. We 
also seek an assistant bander that has at least one season of bird 
banding experience. Both banders should have experience working with a 
small group of researchers in a field setting. Additionally, applicants 
should demonstrate a willingness to interact with park visitors, 
volunteers, and scientists.  Compensation: The lead bander will be 
compensated at a rate of $13.25/hr for a 40 hr work week. The assistant 
bander will be compensated at a rate of $10.50/hr for a 40 hr work week. 
The job will require early mornings and some evening and weekend 
shifts.  To Apply: Please send a letter of interest, resume, and contact 
information for 3 references in a single Word or PDF document to RICHARD 
FELDMAN (EM: richardf AT eco.umass.edu).

AVIAN POINT-COUNT TECHNICIAN  at Intermountain Bird Observatory. 
Website: http://ibo.boisestate.edu/  Location: Montana.  Duration: 2 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 1 May 2016.  Job 
Description: AVIAN POINT-COUNT TECHNICIAN (1) needed ASAP for a study of 
breeding landbirds in the Bitterroot and Beaverhead-Deerlodge National 
Forests of Montana (May 18 – July 30) with the Intermountain Bird 
Observatory at Boise State University. Duties consist of standardized 
point count surveys, vegetation surveys and data entry using Integrated 
Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) protocol. Technicians 
will travel across diverse habitats identifying hundreds of bird 
species. Qualifications include: 1) the ability to identify 200+ species 
of Western birds by sight and primarily by sound 2) ability to work 
independently (alone =90% of the time) for the duration of the field 
season 3) strong physical/mental endurance to complete 1 survey per day 
per 10-day hitch 4) ability to navigate off-trail in remote, 
densely-vegetated, steep and rugged landscapes using topographical maps 
and GPS units 5) willingness to work in landscapes occupied by apex 
predators (bears, mountain lions and rattlesnakes) 6) and careful and 
accurate data collection/entry/management. Multi-day, solo backpacking 
trips may be required. Technicians must provide their own 
backpacking/camping gear. Each applicant must possess strong 
interpersonal skills in order to communicate and work effectively with 
private landowners, fellow technicians and the program manager  
Compensation: This is a fulltime position for the duration of the 
project (May-July). Hourly pay rate is $13-$14+/hr DOE (PLUS a per Diem 
which amounts to an additional $1,000 over the season). Surveying 
requires EXTENSIVE driving between sites on both paved and dirt roads. 
Technicians must have a valid driver's license and EITHER use their 
personal 4WD vehicle (work-related mileage will be reimbursed at the 
standard state rate) OR IBO can provide a rental SUV.  To Apply: Please 
send a resume, cover letter, and at least three references via e-mail to 
CHRISTIAN MENY (EM: christianmeny AT boisestate.edu). Please put “2016 
MT IMBCR Applicant- (w/ Name)” in the subject line. Positions will be 
filled as soon as suitable applicants are found.

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT: The Blue-throated Macaw Conservation Project  
at Foundation for the Conservation of Bolivian Parrots (CLB).  Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/BTMacaw  Location: Beni Department, Bolivia.  
Duration: Open.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Number of Openings: 10.  
Application Deadline: 30 Aug 2016.  Job Description: The Blue-throated 
Macaw Conservation Project needs volunteer field assistants from June 
2016 for an ongoing project with the Critically Endangered Blue-throated 
Macaw (Ara glaucogularis) in the low-land savanna of Moxos, Bolivia. The 
Blue-throated Macaw is endemic to this region of Bolivia and only about 
150 are left in the wild. Volunteers field assistants will live at the 
Blue-throated Macaw Conservation Center, where there are captive 
Blue-throated macaws that are part of a breeding, training and 
reintroduction pilot study. Volunteers field assistants will help with 
the daily routines of the center as well as with research projects on 
other local parrot species. Duties of the center include introducing the 
captive macaws to a native diet, monitoring their feeding behavior, diet 
and training, collecting their native food and maintaining their 
enclosure and the center. Activities for the research projects can 
include checking cavities in the surrounding area for potential nests, 
mist netting, phenology studies and others. Additional activities can 
include support to the educational program, conducting wild 
Blue-throated macaw population and nest surveys (may involve 
tree-climbing), behavioral observations and collecting data about their 
biology. If active nests are found, duties may also include guarding 
them from nest predators, daily nest-checking, performing periodic 
health checks of nestlings and feeding nestlings if necessary.  
Qualifications: Applicants must be responsible, self-disciplined, hard 
working, self-motivated, tolerant of tropical weather and biting insects 
(mosquitoes, sunfly, ticks, flies), willing to work in a group and able 
to tolerate rustic living conditions. A sense of humor is always 
appreciated. Applicants share one of the three cabins of the 
Conservation center, which is 25 km from the nearest city, Trinidad, and 
on the outskirts of a small village, Sachojere. Applicants with Spanish 
language skills are preferred but these not required. This is a great 
opportunity for someone with basic or intermediate Spanish skills to 
immerse in the language. A minimum stay of two (2) months is required, 
but longer stays are preferable. Volunteers field assistants must be a 
minimum of 18 years old. We provide the necessary equipment for the 
fieldwork activities.  Compensation: Applicants must arrange their own 
transportation to Trinidad - Beni Department, Bolivia. We charge a fee 
(USD 70 per week) to cover their cost of food, accommodation and 
internet use. Applicants from latinamerica will have preferences at the 
selection process and also special conditions with the fee, depending on 
the capacity of applicants.  To Apply: Send cover letter and resume with 
two references to (EM: clbtrainingprogram AT gmail.com). In the cover 
letter indicate why you are interest to participate with us and your 
available dates. Individuals interested in applying to this position are 
strongly advised to check the cost of flights from their native country 
to Bolivia prior to applying to the position. Feel free to email for 
further information. Close Date; Until Filled.

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT, LOON DISTURBANCE STUDY IN NORTHERN ALASKA at 
UAA/BLM.  Location: Northern Alaska.  Duration: June - August. Job Type: 
Volunteer.  Application Deadline: 1 May 2016.  Job Description: The 
University of Alaska Anchorage and Bureau of Land Management is one 
volunteer to assist a master’s student with a study on Yellow-billed and 
Pacific Loon behavior in response to human disturbance in northern 
Alaska. We are examining the effects of oil and gas industry impacts on 
nesting and brood-rearing loons and will be conducting experiments to 
ascertain the effectiveness of the current management guidelines 
(buffers). Work will be conducted from a remote field camp in the Fish 
Creek watershed in the NPR-Alaska. Duties include nest searching, 
collecting data on nest site preferences, reproductive success, and 
behavioral observations. The appointment is from approximately June 3 - 
August 19th, 2016. The individual selected for the position must be 
capable of hiking long distances in a tundra environment, comfortable 
working in bear territory, competent in recording data and maintaining 
records, willing to assist with camp chores and able to maintain a good 
attitude while working in occasionally challenging field conditions 
(difficult terrain, wet, cold, and windy). We pay travel from Fairbanks, 
AK to the field site in Northern Alaska. Housing is provided during the 
approximately 5-7 day period in Fairbanks, and food and living 
accommodations are provided in the field. Qualifications: Applicants 
must be in excellent physical condition and capable of hiking long 
distances across uneven tussock tundra carrying up to a 40 lb backpack, 
have no fear of flying via helicopter or small plane, experienced with 
the use of GPS for orienteering and data collection, willing to maintain 
a positive attitude in extreme weather conditions and have a low 
aversion to swarming insects with no allergies to mosquito or black fly 
bites. This position requires the ability to collect accurate field 
data, maintain and operate field equipment in a safe and responsible 
manner, work long hours, communicate with supervisors and crew members, 
and happily live and work in a small communal tent camp without running 
water or electricity. Desired qualifications: Strong interest in avian 
ecology, experience with identifying birds by sight, nest searching, use 
of binoculars and/or spotting scope, and behavioral observations. 
Previous field experience preferred and experience with backcountry 
camping is a plus.  Compensation: This is an unpaid position but we pay 
travel from Fairbanks, AK to the field site in Northern Alaska. Housing 
is provided during the approximately 5-7 day period in Fairbanks, and 
food and living accommodations are provided in the field.  To Apply: 
Interested individuals should email a one page cover letter, a detailed 
resume, and contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) for 
at least three references combined into one Microsoft Word or PFD 
document to (EM:  hruherkoch AT alaska.edu). Review of applications will 
begin immediately and positions may be filled before closing date so 
please submit your application early for priority consideration.

HOUSTON ZOO AVIAN DEPARTMENT INTERNSHIP  at Houston Zoo, Inc Website: 
http://www.houstonzoo.org/internship/  Location: Houston, TX, USA.  
Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 1 Jul 
2016.  Job Description: The Houston Zoo is offering opportunities to 
participate in unpaid internships in the Bird Department. Students will 
shadow and assist zoo staff in the care of one of the largest zoological 
collections of birds the United States. The Houston Zoo is home to over 
165 species of birds, with more than 800 individual animals. This 
includes flamingos, cassowaries, shoebill storks, kookaburra, red-crown 
cranes, macaws, hornbills, and other endangered species. From learning 
about exhibit maintenance to enrichment and training of the animals, 
this position will give real world experience in the field of zoo 
keeping. In addition to learning each routine’s duties, interns will 
gain knowledge of anatomy, behavior, and the conservation status of each 
species. Candidates for this position should be self-motivated, 
dependable, positive, and show an interest in pursuing a career in 
animal care management or conservation of birds. The internship is 
designed to provide students the opportunity to learn the following: • 
Diet preparation and feeding • Proper nutrition and care for a variety 
of bird species • Maintaining of animal exhibits and holding areas 
(perching, trimming, propping, etc.) according to AZA regulations • 
Observing and recording animal conditions, social behaviors, and 
responses • Observing vet care and treatments • Designing and 
constructing of enrichment and evaluations • Positive and educational 
interaction with zoo guests KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: • Ability to 
multi-task and excel in a fast-paced environment • Ability to work 
independently while being an important part of a team • Exhibit strong 
professionalism and communication skills • Possess a desire to gain 
experience and knowledge working with birds • Some knowledge of 
husbandry is preferred but not required PART-TIME INTERNSHIP: The 
part-time position requires a commitment of 24-25 hours a week. This can 
be accomplished in five, 5-hour shifts per week or three, 8-hour shifts 
per week. Applicants must be able to work any day of the week, including 
weekends. Work times are from 7 AM until 4 PM. FULL-TIME INTERNSHIP: The 
full-time position requires a commitment of 40 hours a week, which can 
be accomplished by working five, 8-hour days. Applicants must be able to 
work any day of the week, including weekends. Work times are from 7 AM 
until 4 PM. PHYSICAL EFFORT AND ENVIRONMENT: This position involves a 
lot of walking and lifting. Time outdoors can be expected, in all 
different weather conditions including heat, humidity, rain, cold, or 
dust. It may also involve considerable physical exertion such as 
climbing, reaching, assuming awkward positions, repetitive motions, and 
lifting and/or moving of heavy objects (up to 25 pounds) on a regular 
basis. Due to the nature of this environment, interns will have some 
public contact requiring considerable communication skills. Interns can 
expect to present keeper chats for the public towards the end of the 
internship. REQUIREMENTS: • Interns are required to complete a minimum 
200 hour commitment. • Compose and deliver an educational presentation 
at the end of internship • The Houston Zoo is open 364 days a year. 
Interns can expect to have a regular set schedule but may be scheduled 
to participate on some weekends, holidays, etc.  Qualifications: • 
Candidates do not need previous husbandry experience but working at 
other animal facilities is a plus • Candidates must currently be 
enrolled in a college institution or a recent graduate (within 1 year of 
application due date) • Coursework in biology or zoology-related field 
is preferred but not required  Compensation: Volunteer   TO APPLY: Visit 
our website at http://to fill out an application. Applicants must also 
submit a resume, cover letter, and letter of recommendation. Materials 
are due by July 1, 2016. For further information, please contact the 
Volunteer Office via email (EM: volunteer AT houstonzoo.org).

FIELD ASSISTANT POSITION (2), LOON DISTURBANCE STUDY IN NORTHERN ALASKA  
at UAA/BLM.  Location: Northern Alaska.  Duration: June - August.  Job 
Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2.  Application Deadline: 1 May 
2016.  Job Description: The University of Alaska Anchorage and Bureau of 
Land Management is seeking two individuals to assist a master’s student 
with a study on Yellow-billed and Pacific Loon behavior in response to 
human disturbance in northern Alaska. We are examining the effects of 
oil and gas industry impacts on nesting and brood-rearing loons and will 
be conducting experiments to ascertain the effectiveness of the current 
management guidelines (buffers). Work will be conducted from a remote 
field camp in the Fish Creek watershed in the NPR-Alaska. Duties include 
nest searching, collecting data on nest site preferences, reproductive 
success, and behavioral observations. The appointment is from 
approximately June 3 - August 19th, 2016. The individual selected for 
the position must be capable of hiking long distances in a tundra 
environment, comfortable working in bear territory, competent in 
recording data and maintaining records, willing to assist with camp 
chores and able to maintain a good attitude while working in 
occasionally challenging field conditions (difficult terrain, wet, cold, 
and windy). We pay travel from Fairbanks, AK to the field site in 
Northern Alaska. Housing is provided during the approximately 5-7 day 
period in Fairbanks, and food and living accommodations are provided in 
the field.  Qualifications: Applicants must be in excellent physical 
condition and capable of hiking long distances across uneven tussock 
tundra carrying up to a 40 lb backpack, have no fear of flying via 
helicopter or small plane, experienced with the use of GPS for 
orienteering and data collection, willing to maintain a positive 
attitude in extreme weather conditions and have a low aversion to 
swarming insects with no allergies to mosquito or black fly bites. This 
position requires the ability to collect accurate field data, maintain 
and operate field equipment in a safe and responsible manner, work long 
hours, communicate with supervisors and crew members, and happily live 
and work in a small communal tent camp without running water or 
electricity. Desired qualifications: Strong interest in avian ecology, 
experience with identifying birds by sight, nest searching, use of 
binoculars and/or spotting scope, and behavioral observations. Previous 
field experience preferred and experience with backcountry camping is a 
plus.  Compensation: $13.19/hour  To Apply: Interested individuals 
should email a one page cover letter, a detailed resume, and contact 
information (email addresses and phone numbers) for at least three 
references combined into one Microsoft Word or PFD document to (EM: 
hruherkoch AT alaska.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately 
and positions may be filled before closing date so please submit your 
application early for priority consideration.

FIELD TECHNICIAN  at University of Wyoming.  Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/hawaii.vine.project  Location: Oahu, Hawaii.  
Duration: 4-6 months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 1 May 
2016.  Job Description: Want to help researchers understand how 
non-native birds and mammals are impacting native and non-native plants 
on the Hawaiian Islands? We are seeking enthusiastic and 
highly-motivated individuals to work as field technicians on the Hawaii 
VINE Project on Oahu. The Hawaii VINE Project is a multi-disciplinary 
effort investigating seed dispersal networks comprised of interacting 
native and non-native plant and vertebrate species in Hawaiian mesic and 
wet forest ecosystems. Specifically, the project is focusing on [1] 
identifying and quantifying vertebrate (birds and rats) seed dispersers 
and their interactions with each other and with native and non-native 
plant species, [2] radio-telemetry of key seed dispersers, and [3] 
evaluating/predicting effects of seed disperser movements and diet 
preference on plant communities. Field work will include mist-netting 
and banding birds, diet sampling of vertebrates, trapping rodents, 
surveys of plants and vertebrates, radio-telemetry, and plant and 
vertebrate experiments. Lab/office work will include seed trap inventory 
and data entry. Aviary work will include gut passage and diet preference 
experiments. Work expectations: Five days work per week, two days off 
per week. Five-day work week will include two longer days and three 
normal duration days. Technicians will be expected to camp at remote 
sites for 1-2 nights per trip (two per month).  Qualifications: Required 
Qualifications: B.A/B.S. degree in biology, natural resources, wildlife 
biology or related field. Experience extracting, handling, banding, and 
taking measurements from small songbirds REQUIRED. Must be able to hike 
long distances over rugged terrain. Must have a good driving record and 
be able to drive a 4WD truck over uneven and rugged roads. Must be able 
to lift and carry >35 lbs. Must have a positive attitude, work well with 
a team, and be self-motivated. Preferred Qualifications: Preference will 
be given to applicants with experience in tropical ecosystems, avian 
ecology, rat/mouse ecology, plant ecology, and/or radio telemetry. The 
candidate selected for this position will work on a field crew of 10-14 
people including other technicians, graduate students, and principal 
investigators. Must be able to work in rugged terrain in challenging 
field conditions. Our team is also looking for motivated individuals who 
are interested in developing, executing, and publishing independent 
research in collaboration with the group. Start date: Variable 
(May-July) for an initial 4 or 6 month contract. Continued employment 
may be possible pending satisfactory performance. Compensation: $1000 
per month, with housing, utilities, and internet paid. Two field 
vehicles will be provided for personal use (when not being used for 
field work). Airfare to Oahu and food during field season will not be 
paid.  To Apply: Applying to this position is a two step process. [1] 
Fill out the Google Docs form: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1s_xxvMYW3pFTEFcpNmSYR92k5WEnLAmENx_uhw-dbeE/viewform 

[2] Send a SINGLE, three-page application document (as a PDF) to ERIKA 
DITTMAR (EM: hawaii.vine.project AT gmail.com) containing the following: 
(a) a one page cover letter and a two page Curriculum Vitae/resume that 
contains contact information for three references familiar with your 
experience and qualifications. To help us organize the applications, we 
ask that you do the following: (a) Name your three-page PDF file with 
your LAST and FIRST names, followed by the text 
“HAWAII_VINE_APRIL_2016.pdf” (b) Put as your email subject line 
“HAWAII_VINE_APRIL_2016”. This subject line will be used to filter 
incoming messages. If this subject line is not present, we may otherwise 
overlook your application Review of applications will begin immediately. 
Please submit your application materials by May 1, 2016 to be 
considered.  Number of Openings: 3

MASTER'S STUDENT  at Austin Peay State University.  Website: 
http://www.apsu.edu/  Location: Clarksville, Tennessee, USA. Duration: 2 
years.  Job Type: Student.  Application Deadline: 16 May 2016.  Job 
Description: We are seeking a motivated student to help carry out a 
population genetic study of Seaside Sparrows (Ammodramus maritimus) 
along the Atlantic coast. The successful candidate has a demonstrated 
ability or willingness to learn all lab aspects of a population genetics 
project – from DNA extraction to analysis and publication.  
Qualifications: Experience with basic molecular lab techniques desirable 
but not absolutely necessary. Good organizational skills and attention 
to detail absolutely required. Compensation: A stipend of ca. 
$11,200/year, plus tuition waiver. To apply, please send a cover letter, 
CV or resumé, undergraduate transcripts and GRE scores (unofficial ok), 
and contact information for three references (phone #, email) to DR. 
STEFAN WOLTMANN (EM: woltmanns AT apsu.edu). Position is open until 
filled, but would ideally start in Fall 2016. APSU is an Equal 
Opportunity Employer.

SEASONAL FALL RAPTOR MIGRATION CREW  at HawkWatch International. 
Website: http://www.hawkwatch.org/  Location: AZ, NM, NV, OR, TX, WA, 
and WA.  Duration: Mid August - Mid November.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 1 Aug 2016.  Job Description: SEASONAL FALL RAPTOR 
MIGRATION CREW MEMBERS needed to staff HawkWatch International’s (HWI) 
network of HawkWatches in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Wyoming, New 
Mexico, Texas, and Arizona. We are looking for enthusiastic team players 
to staff our network of HawkWatch sites in the western US. Crew member 
duties will include a combination of conducting standardized daily 
counts of migrating diurnal raptors, facilitating outreach and education 
to site visitors (both scheduled and impromptu), and assisting with 
capture and banding of migrating raptors at HWI sites where banding 
operations occur (WA, OR, NV, and NM).  Qualifications: Applicants must: 
have good eyesight, be in good physical condition, be able to endure 
long hours in the field in highly variable weather conditions, have 
demonstrated birding and/or raptor-in-flight I.D. skills, be able to 
pleasantly engage site visitors while representing HWI, be able to work 
well in a remote small team setting, and have excellent note-taking 
skills (detailed and accurate). Top applicants will: possess previous 
raptor capture/handling and observation experience, currently hold or 
have previously held a banding sub-permit, and have extensive experience 
educating the public about raptors. Most of our HawkWatches are in 
high-elevation remote areas and require camping; all crew members must 
supply their own camping gear and should have their own vehicle to 
access the sites (or trail-heads near sites). Accommodations for 
days-off or weather episodes are generally available in nearby local 
communities.  Compensation: Individuals will be compensated a per diem 
that will range between $38 to $45 depending on experience and site 
location. Per diems are disbursed via direct deposit bi-weekly, and crew 
members will also receive a $150 stipend to help offset travel costs.  
To Apply: Send inquiries or application packet (cover letter (detailing 
locations you are interested in), resume, and contact information for 
two current references—preferably in a single pdf file) to JESSE WATSON 
(EM:  jwatson AT hawkwatch.org); and DAVE OLEYAR (EM: doleyar AT 
hawkwatch.org). Visit http://www.hawkwatch.org for project descriptions 
and past technical reports. Review begins April 15, positions open until 
filled. Number of Openings: 30

RAPTOR COUNTERS  at PRONATURA VERACRUZ AC.  Website: 
http://www.pronaturaveracruz.org  Location: Veracruz, Mexico. Duration: 
3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 5. Application 
Deadline: 20 Jun 2016.  Job Description: the Veracruz River of Raptors 
project is looking for Enthusiastic and experienced Raptor Counters to 
participate in the Biggest Bird/raptors migratory corridor in the 
planet, and average of 4.5 million raptors counted every Fall from 
August 20th to November 20th,the main duties are:Identify and count 
North American migratory raptors plus other waterfowl, songbirds and 
more. The accommodation is in the town of Chichicaxtle, where we have 
the Dr. Mario Ramos Bird Observatory. The other count site is in Cardel 
City (6 miles away from Chichicaxtle). In this area you will see: 
Laughing Falcon, Groove-billed Ani, Yellow-headed Parrot, Lineated 
Woodpecker, Scrub Euphonias, Mexican Sheartailed and many more. This is 
a long term monitoring project starting in 1991. This year is the 
project's 25th Anniversary,interact with all ages of people will be 
needed. If you love Raptors and have enough experience identifying them, 
this position is for you. Housing is provided and transportation to the 
count sites, (not airfare) but we pick you up in the Veracruz 
International Airport. Initial training is provided and orientation, 
(Spanish required but not necessary with enough experience, many people 
here speaks English). the job is 2 days work and one day off, (20 days 
of work/month). All crew will help to set up the stations before the 
count stats. Apply and get your body goosebumps when a line up to 50,000 
Broad-winged Hawks or Swainson's get thru your eyes!  Qualifications: We 
are hiring enthusiastic and hard-working -people-birders-biologist- with 
skills identifying and estimating large groups of raptors, song birds 
and water birds at the two PRONATURA´s count sites. (People with previos 
raptors identifications skills are likely selected)  Compensation: 
Salary for counter: $8,000 pesos (around 540 USD aprox) to $8,800 
Mexican pesos(600 USD aprox). All salaries depending on experience, the 
bus trips to Cardel will be included in your monthly payment). This is a 
life experience more than a job that you will remember your hole life!.  
To Apply: Sent a letter of interest and CV to (EM: rioderapaces AT 
pronaturaveracruz.org)and type in the subject line: Raptor Counter

WILDLIFE REHABILITATION TECHNICIAN, SF BAY (2 openings in Fairfied, CA)  
at International Bird Rescue.  Website: 
http://www.bird-rescue.org/get-involved/employment.aspx  Location: 
Fairfield, CA.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent. Number of 
Openings: 2 (one full-time and one part-time). Application Deadline: 31 
Jul 2016.  Job Description: Positions: - One part-time rehabilitation 
technician in Fairfield, CA - One full-time rehabilitation technician in 
Fairfield, CA Job Description International Bird Rescue is a 501(c)3 
nonprofit organization that specializes in the rescue and rehabilitation 
of sick, injured and contaminated aquatic birds. Between our two centers 
in San Pedro, CA and Fairfield, CA we treat approximately 5,000 patients 
per year. We currently have two immediate openings for rehabilitation 
technicians at our Fairfield center: one part-time and one full-time. 
Rehabilitation technicians are responsible for the husbandry and medical 
care of patients as well as public outreach and education regarding 
wildlife issues. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are 
required for training/managing volunteers and for interacting with 
co-workers, veterinarians and other local rehabilitation centers. For 
individuals interested in becoming part of Bird Rescue's internationally 
renowned response team, this is a great opportunity to learn about, work 
with, and become proficient at rehabilitating these challenging species. 
An RVT licensed in the state of California is preferred; however, 
individuals with a strong background or interest in wildlife 
rehabilitation are encouraged to apply. For more information about Bird 
Rescue, visit www.bird-rescue.org -Essential duties and responsibilities 
-- Assist with and administer medical treatments under supervision of 
the manager and veterinarian (including radiographs, anesthesia and 
humane euthanasia in accordance with Bird Rescue policies and local and 
federal laws). -- Maintain complete and accurate animal care records. -- 
Determine and provide appropriate triage/emergency care, 
housing/enclosures and diets including live and dead food items. -- 
Clean and disinfect all areas as necessary to maintain a safe and 
sanitary environment throughout the hospital and facility. -- Inventory 
and maintain clinic/medical supplies. -- Provide oversight, direction 
and training of volunteers on a daily basis. -- Perform other duties, as 
assigned, to ensure a positive public image, enhance the operation of 
the organization and improve the quality of life for the animals. -- 
Respond to inquiries from members of the public and other local 
rehabilitation centers. -- Part time requires 1-3 days per week at 8-12 
hours per day from 8AM to closing. -- Full time requires 4 days per week 
at 10 hours per day from 8AM to closing. -Physical demands and exposure 
to environmental conditions: -- Ability to stand, speak, listen and 
smell for long periods of time (hours). -- Ability to climb, balance, 
stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and ability to use hands/arms to palpate, 
handle, feel, reach and lift/move up to 40lbs. -- Must have good near, 
distance, color and peripheral vision as well as good depth perception 
and ability to adjust focus. -- Indoor and outdoor conditions include: 
temperatures of ~30-110oF, rain, strong wind, high heat and humidity, 
dry air and allergens. -- Employees are exposed to moving parts, 
zoonotic diseases, aggressive/feral animals, toxic/caustic chemicals and 
radiography equipment. Qualifications: - Required qualifications -- Six 
months to one year of related education/experience/training. -- Ability 
to read, write and comprehend detailed animal care protocols and medical 
notes. -- Ability to understand basic medical terminology, avian 
physiology and anatomy. -- Have excellent organizational skills and 
ability to prioritize work. -- Effectively communicate information on 
both an individual basis and group situations and have excellent 
interpersonal skills for interactions with volunteers, other employees, 
governing agencies, outside members of the public and other 
rehabilitation centers. -- Basic skills with Microsoft Office and data 
entry. -- Excellent basic mathematical skills and the ability to 
accurately work with units of weight, volume and concentration. -- This 
position requires a background check. - Preferred qualifications -- Past 
work in a wildlife rehabilitation clinic. -- Experience capturing, 
handling and restraining wild animals, preferably birds. -- Familiarity 
with the Incident Command System and Oiled Wildlife Care Network 
protocols. -- Registered veterinary technician (RVT) certified by the 
California Veterinary Medical Board.  To Apply: Full position 
description is available at: 

http://www.bird-rescue.org/get-involved/employment/job-openings-rehabilitation-technicians-(part-and-full-time)-sfbay.aspx 

To apply, please complete our online application form at: 
http://form.jotform.us/form/42396023925153 Please, note that the 
application requires a resume, cover letter and 3 references.
Subject: Birdjobs -- April 8, 2016
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2016 16:49:29 -0400
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M.S. GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP – GREATER SAGE-GROUSE Location: Moscow, 
Idaho. Duration: 2 years. Job type: student. Application deadline: May 
15, 2016. Job description: I am seeking an outstanding student to pursue 
a MSc in Natural Resources in the Department of Fish and Wildlife 
Sciences at the University of Idaho. The student’s thesis will involve 
studying the breeding habitat ecology of greater sage-grouse, and 
evaluating grouse responses to livestock grazing. The successful 
applicant will be responsible for: (1) conducting two field seasons of 
survey work in southern Idaho; (2) analyzing and interpreting data 
collected from the field, which will include conducting lab work 
(preparing samples for stable isotope analysis or genetic barcoding); 
and (3) publishing results from the study in peer-reviewed journals. 
Fieldwork involves plant species identification in rangeland habitats.  
The selected student is expected to enroll at the University of Idaho in 
the fall semester of 2016, but competitive students not available until 
spring 2017 will be considered. Applicants can find additional details 
on the graduate programs at: 
http://www.uidaho.edu/cnr/students/graduate-students. The student will 
be advised by Dr. Tracey Johnson (website: 
http://traceynjohnson.com).     Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in 
wildlife science, range science, or related field; minimum GPA 3.0; 
competitive GRE scores. Applicants with strong quantitative skills, a 
background in avian ecology, and experience conducting research in 
sagebrush steppe or western grasslands will be given preference. The 
successful applicant must be capable of collecting data under adverse 
field conditions and of successfully supervising field technicians in 
remote locations; must have a strong work ethic, strong verbal 
communication and writing skills, and the ability to work well 
independently and with landowners, permittees, and state and federal 
agency personnel; must have a driving record that will allow use of 
state vehicles.     Compensation: Approximately $22,000/yr plus tuition 
and fees. The successful applicant will be funded through a combination 
of research assistantships and teaching assistantships.     To apply: 
Email the following information to (EM:  traceyj AT uidaho.edu).  1.  
Personal statement – this should describe your research interests and 
career goals, and explain how your skills and experience make you a 
strong candidate for graduate studies. (2 pp. max), 2.   CV, 3.   
transcripts (unofficial okay); 4. GRE scores (unofficial okay); 5. 
Contact information for three references.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, World Bird Sanctuary, Saint Louis, Missouri – World 
Bird Sanctuary seeks candidates to fill the position of Executive 
Director.   The process to apply is outlined at the bottom of this 
document.  The Board of Directors of the World Bird Sanctuary has formed 
a search committee to ensure an effective succession in organizational 
leadership. This committee is currently seeking a proven leader who is 
fully capable of advancing the organization’s mission to preserve the 
earth's biological diversity and to secure the future of threatened bird 
species in their natural environments and to strategically grow the 
organization. ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW  World Bird Sanctuary, founded in 
1977, has been a leader in the successful battle to save the peregrine 
falcon, the American barn owl and bald eagle from extinction.  One of 
the largest institutions of its kind in the United States, World Bird 
Sanctuary is a unique blend of a beloved St. Louis destination, 
respected conservation organization, and successful education and 
rehabilitation facility.  The agency carries out its mission through 
operation of four programs: education, rehabilitation, propagation, and 
field studies:  **Education programs that foster an understanding, 
appreciation and respect for bird of prey species are delivered to 
nearly 300,000 annually.  **Our Wildlife Hospital rehabilitates an 
average of 400 birds of prey every year, of which 43% are released back 
into the wild.  **Propagation efforts have been pivotal in the 
preservation of many endangered species.  **The field studies program 
provides in-depth research into the secret lives of many bird species in 
order to better understand them and possibly intercept any present or 
future danger to their ability to flourish.     World Bird Sanctuary 
Founder and Executive Director Walter Crawford died unexpectedly in July 
2015.  Since that time, the agency has been managed by a team of three 
co-directors.  The organization employs 18 full-time staff (increasing 
to 25 during seasonal peaks).  WBS has a history of entrepreneurial 
energy which has enabled it to earn an important part of its $1.2 
million budget through fees and services related to its mission.     
POSITION OVERVIEW  The Executive Director serves as chief executive of 
the World Bird Sanctuary and, in partnership with the Board, is 
responsible for the success of the organization. Together, the Board and 
Executive Director assure the accomplishment of World Bird Sanctuary’s 
mission and vision, and the accountability of the organization to its 
diverse constituents.     The Board delegates responsibility for 
management and day-to-day operations to the Executive Director, and s/he 
has the authority to carry out these responsibilities, including: Board 
support, program development, fundraising, personnel, facilities, 
communications, and finance.      The Board believes that World Bird 
Sanctuary is well-positioned to become a premier avian conservation and 
environmental stewardship organization.  The Board seeks an Executive 
Director who has:  **Vision and the ability to achieve strategic growth; 
and can:  **Strengthen the “science” of programming;  **Develop an 
atmosphere of teamwork and professional development;  **Increase the 
level of collaboration and partnership;  **Develop and cultivate 
relationships with donors and volunteers; and  **Improve physical 
facilities.     KEY FUNCTIONS The Executive Director is responsible for 
the following:     1. Legal Compliance  a)   Assures the filing of all 
legal and regulatory documents and monitors compliance with relevant 
laws and regulations.     2. Mission, Strategy, and Planning  a)   Helps 
the Board determine World Bird Sanctuary’s values, mission, vision, and 
short- and long-term goals.  b)   Keeps the Board fully informed on the 
condition of World Bird Sanctuary and on all the important factors 
influencing it. Identifies problems and opportunities and addresses 
them; brings those which are appropriate to the Board and/or its 
committees; and, facilitates discussion and deliberation. Informs the 
Board and its committees about trends, issues, problems and activities 
in order to facilitate policy-making. Recommends policy positions.  c)   
Keeps informed of developments in avian rehabilitation and management, 
environmental stewardship, conservancy, nonprofit management and 
governance, philanthropy and fund development.     3. Programming  a)   
Ensures the programming is of excellent quality  b)   Provides a safe 
environment for birds, staff, and volunteers     4. Management and 
Administration  a) Provides general oversight of all World Bird 
Sanctuary activities, manages the day-to-day operations, and assures a 
smoothly functioning, efficient organization and high quality 
programming. b)   Assures a work environment that recruits, retains, and 
supports quality staff and volunteers. Assures process for selecting, 
development, motivating, and evaluating staff and volunteers.  c) 
Recommends staffing and financing to the Board of Directors. In 
accordance with Board action, recruits personnel, and sees that 
appropriate salary structures are developed and maintained.  d) 
Specifies key functions of management personnel and evaluates 
performance regularly.     5. Governance  a)   Helps the Board 
articulate its own role and responsibilities and those of its committees 
and individual members, and helps evaluate performance regularly.  b)   
Works with the Board President to enable the Board to fulfill its 
governance functions and facilitates the optimal performance by the 
Board, its committees, and individual Board members.  c)   With the 
Board President, focuses Board attention on strategic issues.  d)   
Manages the Board’s due diligence process to assure timely attention to 
core issues.  e)   Works with the Board officers and committee chairs to 
get the best thinking and involvement, and to stimulate each Board 
member to give his or her best.     6. Finances & Facilities  a)   
Promotes programs and services that are produced in a cost-effective 
manner, employing economy while maintaining an acceptable level of 
quality.  b) Oversees the fiscal activities of the organization 
including budgeting, monitoring of financial activity, reporting, and 
audit. c)   Works with Board to ensure operational revenue and 
contributed income to support short- and long-term goals.  d)   Manages 
and develops buildings and grounds to provide facilities conducive to 
programming.  e)   Maintains a strong relationship with federal and 
state agencies that regulate the care and management of endangered 
species.     7.  Fundraising  a)   Assures an effective fund development 
program by serving as the chief development officer or hiring and 
supervising an individual responsible for this activity. b)   Helps 
guide and enable the Board, its fund development committee(s), and its 
individual Board members to participate actively in the fund development 
process.  **Helps the Board design, implement and monitor a viable 
fundraising plan, policies and procedures.  **Participates actively in 
identifying, cultivating and soliciting donor prospects.  **Assures the 
availability of materials to support solicitation.  **Assures the 
development and operation of gift management systems and reports for 
quality decision-making. 8. Community Relations & Partnerships  a)   
Initiates, develops, and maintains cooperative relationships with 
governmental agencies, zoos, & other nature-based organizations.  b)   
Acts as an advocate, within the public and private sectors, for issues 
relevant to World Bird Sanctuary, its services and constituencies.  c) 
Listens to clients, volunteers, donors and the community in order to 
improve services and generate community involvement. Assures community 
awareness of World Bird Sanctuary’s response to community needs.  d)   
Assures proper representation of World Bird Sanctuary to the community.  
e)   Works with legislators, regulatory agencies, volunteers and 
representatives of the nonprofit sector to promote legislative and 
regulatory policies that encourage environmental stewardship.     
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  The selected candidate will possess a powerful 
commitment/passion for avian rehabilitation and propagation, public 
education about conservancy, and environmental stewardship.     
Additionally, he or she will possess the following qualifications:  
**Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred.   **Ten years of senior 
management experience (preferably with a conservation and environmental 
stewardship organization). **Strong written and oral communication 
skills and experience with public speaking.  **Experience working with a 
Board of Directors, preferably with a nonprofit organization.  
**Experience in coaching and managing staff, setting and achieving 
strategic objectives, and managing a budget. **Experience in leading the 
development of programs and services.     APPLICATION PROCESS:  
Interested applicants should submit three documents for consideration: 
·Resume; ·Contact information for three references; ·Cover letter, not 
to exceed one page, which summarizes existing qualifications and why you 
feel that you should be selected for this position.  Please email your 
application materials to (EM: search AT emdconsulting.com). In order to 
ensure delivery, the file size of the email must not exceed 5mb.  
Attachments should be clearly labeled with your last name and the type 
of document (i.e., resume, references, cover letter).  Application 
materials submitted by May 1, 2016 will be given priority.  The position 
will remain posted until filled.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY PROGRAM DIRECTOR, AUDUBON  – Audubon California is 
seeking an experienced and entrepreneurial conservation leader to carry 
out Audubon’s mission for the San Francisco Bay Program. In partnership 
with the Director of Bird Conservation, Marine Program Director, and 
other Audubon California staff, the San Francisco Bay Program Director 
will be responsible for executing the mission of the National Audubon 
Society throughout San Francisco Bay. This position offers the chance to 
protect globally significant Important Bird Areas and to address 
proximate and long-term threats to waterbirds and forage fish species.  
In the first three years, the director will be dedicated in part to 
leading a newly funded Audubon initiative to better understand threats 
to Pacific herring, subtidal vegetation and associated bird life in San 
Francisco Bay, as well as coordinating and undertaking action to reverse 
two known key threats to herring and subtidal vegetation. This will 
entail policy analysis, science-based advocacy, coalition building, and 
biological research activities related to these specific goals. The most 
compelling candidates will be able to describe their experience in 
solving conservation problems, understanding and conducting ecological 
research, working within a coalition, and inspiring others to work 
toward common goals.  The Director will manage program staff and will 
report directly to the Director of Bird Conservation.  The position is 
located at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center in Tiburon, with regular 
visits to the San Francisco Bay office.  Essential Functions: Direction 
of Core Programs – **Oversee the development and implementation of 
conservation and education programs that contribute to waterbird 
conservation, preserving and restoring San Francisco Bay, focused on 
Important Bird Areas; **Work with Audubon staff and chapters to develop 
and implement a long-range policy agenda for Audubon’s work in SF Bay;  
**Identify key partners who will collaborate on the execution of the 
management strategies;  **Collaborate with staff to identify and 
implement best practices and evaluate outcomes;  **Investigate and 
analyze opportunities to make conservation programs available to new 
constituencies, particularly minority constituents.  Leadership & 
Collaboration – **Provide dynamic, collaborative leadership for San 
Francisco Bay Program’s mission, strategy, core program areas, and 
operating departments consistent with Audubon’s new strategic plan and 
the San Francisco Bay strategic vision; **Maintain excellent working 
relationships with the SF Bay Program Advisory Board and local and 
regional foundations, SF Bay Joint Venture, and Bay area Audubon 
Chapters;  **Manage San Francisco Bay program staff; **Effectively and 
enthusiastically communicate the case for supporting the Programs at 
community events; **Align the Program with education and outreach 
programs at Richardson Bay Audubon Center, focused on youth.  Financial 
Planning & Management – **Work with Audubon California’s Finance 
Director to develop and implement an annual budget;  **Work with Audubon 
California’s Development Director to create a financially sustainable 
development plan for the Program, which cultivates and maintains 
relationships with current donors and also identifies and expands new 
funding sources;  **Secure and manage government and foundation 
grants.     Qualifications and Experience:  **Master’s Degree of Science 
with a demonstrated record of understanding and interpreting science;  
**A track record of success in science-based advocacy;  **Knowledge of 
ecology and avian conservation in San Francisco Bay preferred;  
**Substantial policy experience working with both local and state 
agencies and constituents (preference for experience in San Francisco 
Bay region);  **Excellent written and oral communication skills ;  
**Demonstrated operational skills and the ability to manage time and 
resources, including program and budget management;  **Demonstrated 
experience in managing government grants, budgets, grant writing and 
fundraising;  **Strong facilitation and negotiation skills with 
experience creating collaboration and consensus among internal and 
external stakeholders;  **Strong appreciation of and commitment to 
conservation;  **Love of the outdoors, patience, flexibility, and the 
ability to inspire and motivate others.  To apply, please submit a cover 
letter and resume/CV online to: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2818/san-francisco-bay-program-director/job 


PAPUA NEW GUINEA VOLUNTEER- food, housing, and adventure provided 
Location: Western and Milne Bay Provinces, Papua New Guinea. Duration: 
~4 months; early July- early November.  Job Type: Temporary.     Job 
Description: I am seeking two field assistants for a research project on 
the behavioral ecology of the White-shouldered Fairy-wren in Papua New 
Guinea. White-shouldered Fairy-wrens exhibit a fascinating pattern of 
variable female ornamentation: in some populations females are heavily 
ornamented (similar to males) while in other populations females are 
drab or intermediate. The field assistant will help monitor color-banded 
populations mostly in Western Province, but likely also with some time 
in Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. Possible tasks include mist 
netting, color-band re-sighting, nest searching, behavioral assays, and 
outreach to local communities. The field sites are in remote villages 
(Obo, Western Province and Garuahi/ Porotona, Milne Bay Province) and 
assistants will be working alongside local field technicians at both 
sites. Living conditions are very basic, with no electricity and little 
outside contact (however we do have cell phone reception at both sites). 
Bugs, rain, high temperatures, crocodiles and venomous snakes are all 
present on site. Housing and food will be provided on site, but the 
applicant will be responsible for travel to and from Kiunga, Papua New 
Guinea. Position duration is approximately July-November, though I am 
still working out the details and am flexible on start and end dates.  
To Apply: Please send a resume or CV, contact information for three 
references, and a cover letter to JORDAN BOERSMA (EM: jordan.boersma AT 
gmail.com). Feel free to contact Jordan with any questions you might 
have. Qualifications: Applicant must be comfortable working in harsh 
tropical conditions, be highly motivated, hold a valid international 
passport, have a good sense of humor, and be highly adventurous. 
Previous tropical bird research experience, mist-netting and banding 
experience are all preferred.

PHD ASSISTANTSHIP- CERULEAN WARBLERS  at University of Tennessee. 
Location: Knoxville, TN.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Student. 
Application Deadline: 1 Jun 2016.  Job Description: The Department of 
Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries at The University of Tennessee is 
recruiting an outstanding individual for a PhD Graduate Assistantship to 
study Cerulean Warbler migration ecology across the breeding and 
wintering ranges of the species in the United States. This study 
involves using geolocators and other technologies to study migratory 
connectivity in cerulean populations, study migration timing and routes, 
and identify significant wintering regions. These data are critical for 
developing full life cycle conservation strategies for the species. We 
began this project in 2015 by deploying 80 geolocators across study 
sites in five states. In 2016-2018, we are deploying additional units 
and retrieving them.  Qualifications: We seek an individual with BS and 
MS degrees in Wildlife Ecology, Conservation Biology, Ecology, or 
Biology, experience with monitoring bird populations including capture 
and banding experience, a good academic record, a strong desire to 
conduct field research, analyze data, and write it up for publication 
and a strong passion for bird conservation. Projected starting date for 
this project is August 15, 2016. We will be reviewing applications as we 
receive them with a goal of making a decision by 1 June 2016.  
Compensation: The graduate assistantship pays a $15,000 annual stipend, 
health insurance, and an out-of-state tuition waiver (~$15,000). 
Students are responsible for additional fees (technology, individual 
classes, etc.).  To Apply: Interested individuals should send a letter 
of introduction, resume, a copy of undergraduate and graduate 
transcripts and GRE scores, and names/phone numbers of 3 references to 
Dr. DAVID BUEHLER, Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, 
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-4563 (EM: dbuehler AT 
utk.edu). The University of Tennessee does not discriminate on the basis 
of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or 
veteran status in provision of educational programs and services or 
employment opportunities and benefits. This policy extends to both 
employment by and admission to the University. The University does not 
discriminate on the basis race, sex or disability in the education 
programs and activities pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the 
Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with 
Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Inquiries and charges of violation 
concerning Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, ADA or the Age 
Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) or any of the other above 
referenced policies should be directed to the Business Office, 218 
Morgan Hall, (865) 974-7275. Requests for accommodation of a disability 
should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the above address

WILD BIRDS ON ORGANIC FARMS FIELD ASSISTANT  at Washington State 
University.  Website: 

https://news.wsu.edu/2015/10/13/weighing-benefits-risks-of-wild-birds-on-organic-farms/ 

Location: Western USA.  Duration: 2-3 months.  Job Type: Temporary. 
Application Deadline: 13 Apr 2016.  Job Description: The goal of this 
project is to understand the ecological impacts of wild birds on organic 
farms, including their roles as predators of crop pests and vectors of 
pathogens. Fieldwork will take place at organic farms across California, 
Oregon, and Washington state, where a crew of four will 1) conduct bird 
surveys, 2) characterize farm and natural habitat, 3) catch and band 
birds using mist nets and cage traps, and 4) sample crop insects and 
mosquitos. Surveys and sampling will occur the growing season, involving 
long days on organic farms (many of which are in beautiful areas), 
extensive driving across California, Oregon, and Washington, and camping 
near field sites. While the work is intensive, this project provides the 
opportunity to actively contribute to an exciting new project addressing 
questions at the intersection of community ecology and organic 
agriculture. It also offers the chance to gain experience in a broad 
range of wildlife sampling and survey techniques. The ideal candidate 
will have interests in birds, insects, agroecology, and research.  
Qualifications: Experience mist-netting, handling birds, and collecting 
blood samples is strongly preferred, as is experience identifying 
western birds by sight and sound. Willingness to survey insects (in 
addition to birds), and to spend the summer driving, camping, and doing 
biology are required. Must be allowed to work in the US and have held a 
valid driver's license for at least 5 years. Must be available to start 
between 25 April and 7 May. Compensation: $1500-$1700 per month.  To 
Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to (EM: amanda.edworthy AT 
wsu.edu)

FIELD ASSISTANT IN AVIAN BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY  at University of Groningen 
& Beijing Normal University.  Location: Dongzhai National Reserve, Henan 
Province, China.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Application 
Deadline: 6 May 2016.  Job Description: AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS needed to 
study the breeding strategy of Hair-crested Drongo (Dicrurus 
hottentottus) in central China from May 7 to August 4. This project is 
focus on the trade-off for males between providing parental efforts and 
seeking extra-pair mating opportunities. The assistants will work with a 
joint PhD student of University of Groningen & Beijing Normal 
University. Duties will include nest searching, mist-netting and banding 
birds, blood sampling, manipulating the condition of parenting birds, 
behavior observation and record, as well as any other works involved in 
the field. Volunteers will have opportunities to learn avian field 
research skills, see many Chinese endemic bird species, and experience 
the Chinese tradition and culture.  Qualifications: Previous experience 
with birds is preferred and basic training such as mist-netting and bird 
banding will also be provided. Personal study project that under the 
general project is supported. Volunteers are expected to spend around 
three months on the work, have strong interest in avian behavior, 
physically fit and be willing to work for long and irregular time in the 
field, and share rooms with others.  Compensation: All expenses in China 
during work period (i.e. housing, foods, and local travels, etc) will be 
covered, but there is no salary, and the assistants are responsible for 
their travel to and from China.  To Apply: Please send a cover letter 
(highlighting the date you could come and the period you could stay) and 
a resume (including the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at 
least 2 references) to LEI LV (EM: l.lyu AT rug.nl). Feel free to 
contact Lei with any questions you might have.

AVIAN SPECIALIST/BIOLOGIST  at Ecology and Environment.  Website: 
http://www.ene.com  Location: Lancaster, NY.  Job Type: Seasonal 
Application Deadline: 5 May 2016.  Job Description: Ecology and 
Environment, Inc. is a fully integrated environmental consulting firm 
who is committed to sustainable development through responsible 
environmental stewardship. We are seeking a temporary (on-call) Avian 
Specialist/Biologist (reporting to Buffalo, NY office) to work on avian 
surveys on wind energy sites in western New York and possibly 
eastern-central Pennsylvania. This position will be responsible for 
performing raptor/eagle and breeding bird surveys using a range of bird 
sampling techniques including visual/auditory identification. Our 
successful candidate must have a good understanding of avian surveys and 
be able to work independently and as part of a team.  Qualifications: 
Responsibilities: • Conduct avian surveys at proposed wind energy sites 
in western NY and possibly elsewhere • Conduct raptor/eagle and breeding 
bird surveys • Compiling and processing data • Provide support, if 
necessary, for wetland delineations, bat field surveys, plant and 
habitat surveys, and vegetation characterizations Requirements: • BS in 
Biology, Environmental Science or a closely related field preferred but 
not required • Six months to three years of field experience conducting 
avian surveys and recording point count and/or transect data • Strong 
visual/auditory bird identification skills (must be able to identify 
birds by their call/songs) and familiarity with regional avian 
populations and survey protocol • Other field skills such as wetland 
delineations, bat field surveys, plant and habitat surveys, and 
vegetation characterizations an asset, but not required • Ability to 
walk for several miles and work in extreme temperatures and rough 
terrain in remote locations • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written 
communication skills and ability to work independently and within a team 
setting • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel • Experience with iPAD 
and/or Trimble hand-held GPS units preferred • Preference for 
individuals with CPR/First Aid Training • Valid driver’s license and the 
ability to travel to a project sites E & E is its people. We are a 
knowledge based culture with an integrated staff of more than 85 
scientific and engineering disciplines—a group of innovators who pave 
the way in implementing environmental solutions. E & E has been 
dedicated to environmental conservation and enhancement since our 
founding in 1970. Please view our website at http://www.ene.com to apply 
on-line. Local candidates preferred. Must be eligible to work in the 
United States. Visa sponsorship will not be provided. Ecology and 
Environment, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action 
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for 
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national 
origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other 
characteristic protected by law.  To Apply: http://www.ene.com

COLONIAL WATERBIRD TECHNICIAN/CREW LEAD (OREGON) - NEEDED ASAP!  at 
Turnstone Environmental Consultants, Inc.  Website: 
http://www.turnstoneenvironmental.com  Location: Astoria, OR. Duration: 
2.5-4 months.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2. Application 
Deadline: 8 Apr 2016.  Job Description: Turnstone is currently hiring a 
crew leader and a technician for an avian predation monitoring program 
in the Lower Columbia River Estuary. These positions are considered 
full-time seasonal. The fieldwork involves daily surveys via boat, foot, 
and/or aircraft to monitor Caspian tern and cormorant colonies and 
ongoing management activities such as installing fencing and nest 
depredation. The crew leader will also supervise field crew activities 
and review and submit data on a daily basis. It will be necessary to 
work long hours and odd schedules, including regular weekend work. 
Safety is of the upmost importance, and technician must be comfortable 
being out on the water for long periods of time. Strong physical 
fitness, including the ability to carry up to 50 lbs. and swim in case 
of emergency, are also necessary. Group housing will be provided out of 
Astoria, Oregon. Position begins ASAP and no later than the end of the 
second week of April, and runs through mid-August. Opportunities to work 
on other projects after the end of the season may be available for the 
excellent employee. A company-owned work vehicle will provided.  
Qualifications: A completed B.S. degree in wildlife biology (or a 
closely-related field), 1+ seasons of field experience, and previous 
supervisory experience is strongly preferred. Caspian tern and cormorant 
or other waterbird experience is highly desirable but not required if 
the applicant has strong field skills, basic bird identification skills, 
and an interest in avian biology. An ideal candidate will possess all of 
the following characteristics: - A consistent track record of working in 
a safe and efficient manner. - Strong physical fitness and the ability 
to work long hours on a boat, even in inclement weather. - Working 
knowledge of western bird identification by sight and sound. - The 
ability and willingness to spend long hours in the field and work odd 
hours, including early morning. - Integrity, quality, and accuracy in 
adhering to scientific protocols. - The ability to record accurate, 
legible and reliable field data. - Flexible, detail-oriented, 
resourceful, and comfortable working independently or as part of a team. 
- A valid driver's license and the ability to operate a 4WD vehicle.  
Compensation: $2000-3000/month + housing  To Apply: Please navigate to 
the employment section of our website to complete an application.

PHYLOGENETICS AND PHYLOGEOGRAPHY OF MONTANE PASSERINE BIRDS IN CHINA  at 
South China Institute of Endangered Animals.  Location: Guangzhou, 
China.  Duration: 2 years.  Job Type: Post-doc. Number of Openings: 2. 
Job Description: We invite applications for postdoctoral positions at 
the South China Institute of Endangered Animals. We are seeking two 
internationally competitive candidates with strong backgrounds in 
population genetics, phylogenetics, molecular ecology, and breeding 
biology to study montane passerines (especially babblers) in southern 
China.  Qualifications: The candidates must hold a PhD and be skilled in 
the analytical methods of phylogeography and phylogenetics. Good 
speaking and written skills, especially in English, are required, and 
also the ability to work as part of a team. Candidates with publication 
records in high-quality international peer-reviewed journals will be 
given top consideration.  Compensation: Salary is in accordance with 
similar positions at top Chinese universities. In addition, there is an 
incentive bonus for high quality research achievement.  To Apply: 
Inquire by contacting Professor FASHENG ZOU (EM: zoufs AT gdei.gd.cn), 
Center for Avian Evolution and Ecology, South China Institute of 
Endangered Animals, Guangzhou. Emails should contain a personal 
statement, copy of PhD diploma (this can be submitted later as long as 
graduation occurs before Autumn 2016), copy of citizenship ID card or 
passport, copy of the PhD thesis and first page of published articles, 
and other certificates of academic achievement.

WILDLIFE REHABILITATION MANAGER  at Hawaii Wildlife Center. Website: 
http://www.hawaiiwildlifecenter.org/  Location: Kapaau, Hawaii  
Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 30 Jun 
2016.  Job Description: The mission of the Hawai’i Wildlife Center 
(HWC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is to protect, conserve, and 
aid in the recovery of Hawai‘i's native wildlife through hands–on 
treatment, research, training, science education and cultural programs. 
The HWC will provide for the best achievable medical and husbandry care 
for reported sick, injured and orphaned indigenous and endemic wildlife, 
including those affected by natural and man-made disasters, returning 
those successfully treated back to the wild. Our wildlife service area 
extends more than 1,000 nautical miles, up to and including the 
Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, which covers roughly 140,000 
square miles of islets, reefs and waters, an area larger than all of 
America’s National Parks combined. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Manager 
is responsible to efficiently develop and manage animal care operations 
at HWC and maintain the highest quality of care possible. The HWC 
hospital specializes in the care of over 70 different species and 
subspecies of native birds, including downed seabird response, and the 
Hawaiian hoary bat. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a brand 
new and exciting one of a kind wildlife conservation, response and 
rehabilitation organization in the Pacific islands region. You will be 
able to play an important role in the preservation of Hawai’i’s native 
wildlife, its natural richness and cultural heritage.  Qualifications: 
The Rehabilitation Manager reports directly to the Center Director. 
Candidates must able to professionally manage the wildlife hospital 
operations and partner with the veterinary team. Must be able to handle 
individual animals in a caring, safe and humane manner. Must be able to 
design and maintain appropriate caging, aviaries and pools that meet the 
needs of the species in care. Work maturely and respectfully with 
diverse groups of people and maintain high quality customer/public 
relations. Be skilled at conflict management to support the office 
administration staff with challenging phone calls or walk-in customers 
as needed. Communicate clearly about HWC’s mission, the care and 
treatment of animals, and the safety of the public and other employees. 
And represent HWC professionally at all times. Candidates should possess 
the ability to act decisively regarding constantly changing animal cases 
and situations for which there may be no existing protocols. Work 
quickly, efficiently and calmly under stressful conditions and be able 
to handle multiple responsibilities. Keen interest in wildlife 
conservation issues is a must. Leadership, management skills and a team 
player mentality are vital in working cooperatively with HWC’s small 
staff. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills are 
essential. An understanding of Hawai‘i and its people is preferred. 
Candidates must be willing and able to travel Statewide and nationally 
on occasion. SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO: • Train and 
supervise animal care staff to set and maintain high quality of care 
standards, develop and refine species protocols and oversee 
rehabilitation treatment plans including, but not limited to, 
nutritional aspects (diets and formulas fed), pre-release conditioning, 
housing, release preparation, etc. • Assists animal care staff with 
day-to-day care of animals. Oversee and move animals through the 
rehabilitation process in a timely manner, and ensure that animal care 
needs are being met. • Work closely with the wildlife veterinary team to 
carry out care plans and determine final disposition of animals 
undergoing veterinary care. Provides medical team with assistance as 
needed. • Work with animal care staff to determine final disposition of 
wild patients, to evaluate and ensure timely and appropriate release of 
all wildlife patients. • Keep Center Director apprised of animal intake, 
in-house patients and their status, animal care needs, quality of animal 
care, patient procedures and programmatic needs. • Ensure that animals 
are being handled in a manner that maximizes human and animal safety and 
that staff are trained and following safety procedures. • Monitor, 
identify, perform, supervise enclosure and facility construction and 
maintenance needs, and assist in planning and developing future wildlife 
rehabilitation operations programs. • Ensure that protocols for 
infection control are being followed by animal care staff. • Maintain 
inventory and oversee the purchasing of animal diets and rehabilitation 
supplies within budget guidelines. • Directly supervise the scheduling, 
daily activities and performance of wildlife rehabilitators, interns and 
volunteers. • Maintain open lines of communication, including routine 
wildlife staff meetings. • Develop, implement, and coordinate 
rehabilitation staff training program. Work with Volunteer Manager to 
develop, implement and coordinate volunteer and intern training 
programs. • Remain current and assist in keeping staff current on 
rehabilitation methods and captive care of wildlife through literature 
review, attending courses and conferences, meetings and workshops, 
presenting papers for publication, and networking with the 
rehabilitation community. • Oversee smooth and accurate operation of 
wildlife database and compile and analyze animal intake statistics for 
various reporting needs. • Oversee animal care health records and 
documentation of daily animal care, coordinate veterinary and diagnostic 
procedures. • Assist Center Director in the development of annual state 
and federal wildlife reports. • Assist Center Director and other members 
of the wildlife management team with written policies and procedures as 
needed. • Develop and implement rehabilitation research, training 
programs and materials as needed. REQUIREMENTS: • Must have a 
baccalaureate degree from an accredited university, or equivalent 
experience. • Must have a minimum of three years experience working full 
time in a wildlife rehabilitation center or equivalent animal care 
facility with at least one year of supervisory experience. • Must have 
experience working with a wide variety of wild birds, including seabirds 
• Must have considerable knowledge of wildlife rehabilitation and 
rehabilitation facilities management. • Must be able to make euthanasia 
decisions and perform euthanasia procedures. • Must be willing and able 
to work daily with wild animals and have a good understanding of natural 
history and wild avian behavior. • Must have knowledge and experience in 
wildlife medicine equivalent to a veterinary technician level (be able 
to take radiographs, perform lab work, physical exams, take blood, give 
intravenous and subcutaneous fluids, initiate treatment, calculate doses 
and administer drugs, perform anesthesia and assist in surgery). 
Candidates with a registered veterinary technician or relevant medical 
background preferred. • Must have or be able to obtain a valid Hawaii 
Drivers License with no record of major or repeated minor traffic 
offenses. • Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds of weight • Must 
be legally entitled to work in the United States of America  
Compensation: SALARY: Commensurate with experience.  To Apply: Please 
email cover letter, resume, and three references to (EM: info AT 
hawaiiwildlifecenter.org)

M.S. TWO RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP IN AVIAN AND BUTTERFLY ECOLOGY at Big 
Bend NP, TX and Cal State LA.   Website: http://www.ericmwood.org  
Location: Big Bend National Park, Texas and California State University 
Los Angeles.  Duration: 2 years. Job Type: Student. Number of Openings: 
Two.  Application Deadline: 15 Apr 2016.  Job Description: Two 
outstanding individuals are needed to start and lead projects 
quantifying the response of bird and butterfly communities to 
restoration efforts along the Rio Grande River in Big Bend National 
Park, Texas. The two candidates would need to be in the field this 
spring (2016) from 9 May through 1 July (with possibility for extension 
to mid July). The two successful candidates would then transition to 
graduate studies in the Biological Sciences Department at California 
State University Los Angeles in the lab of Eric Wood (www.ericmwood.org) 
starting in the fall 2016 (August). The Wood lab of Avian Ecology and 
Conservation is focused on (a) field ecology studies and (b) 
quantitative and landscape analysis (GIS and remote sensing). *note – 
applications for field technicians for the 2016 field season are also 
encouraged – but, preference will be given to qualified applicants who 
are pursuing graduate studies. For fieldwork, duties include point count 
surveys (birds), playback surveys (Yellow-billed Cuckoo), bird foraging 
observations, line-transect surveys (butterflies), vegetation 
quantification, and data entry. Persons hired will have experience with 
one or more of the following duties: (1) conducting point counts of 
birds in the desert southwest, and/or (2) conducting butterfly surveys. 
One graduate position will focus on the avian community, while the other 
the butterfly community. To be eligible for graduate studies, applicants 
would need to apply to the graduate division at California State 
University Los Angeles by May 1. For full details and requirements of 
the Master’s program, please see: 
http://web.calstatela.edu/academic/biol/biomsapplinfo.php. 
Qualifications: Qualified applications will meet the requirements for 
graduate study in the Biological Sciences Department, and have a strong 
interest in leading field research in a team atmosphere, working with 
collaborators in the US Forest Service (Lars Pomara) and the National 
Park Service (Raymond Skiles). The duties in field season #1 will 
involve project setup and data collection, while in year #2, a longer 
field season will likely occur (e.g. April-July) depending on project 
goals and student-driven questions. For fieldwork, applicants should 
expect early work hours (leaving field house well before sunrise), long 
days, and challenging, although beautiful, field conditions (e.g. 
terrain, snakes, thorny vegetation, mud, and very hot temperatures). A 
valid driver’s license is required. These are outstanding positions for 
individuals interested in starting a long-term study surveying birds and 
butterflies along stretches of the Rio Grande River that are slated for 
restoration. Most surveys will be accessible on foot, though some 
stretches of the river may only be accessible by kayak/canoe. 
Additionally, some camping may be required on remote stretches of the 
river.  Compensation: For field season #1, salary will be $2500/month 
with park housing provided. Graduate stipends in August 2016 will kick 
in at $20k per year plus benefits.  To Apply: For all questions about 
the project, graduate positions, and California State University Los 
Angeles, please contact ERIC WOOD (EM: ericmwood AT calstatela.edu), 
visit the lab website (http://www.ericmwoo.org), and also visit the 
Biological Sciences Department homepage 
(http://web.calstatela.edu/academic/biol/index.htm). When sending your 
email, please include your cover letter of interest, resume, transcripts 
(can be unofficial), GRE scores (can be unofficial), and three 
references by 15 April. Positions will be filled as qualified 
applications are received.

FIELD TECHNICIANS: AVIAN POINT COUNTS AND HABITAT SURVEYS  at University 
Of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Location: Massachusetts. Duration: 
Approximately May-July 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 1 May 2016.  Job Description: The University Of 
Massachusetts Department Of Environmental Conservation is seeking to 
fill 2 positions for seasonal field technicians. Technicians would be 
assisting a graduate student collect data as part of a project examining 
the ecological value of spruce plantations in Massachusetts. Throughout 
the state, such plantations have been widely used to supplement native 
forest stocks. Using birds as indicators, this project aims to compare 
biodiversity among exotic spruce plantations, native hemlock stands, and 
mixed forests. Data collected in the field will be used to determine 
bird conservation values, so that the relative effectiveness of each 
forest type can be evaluated in terms of overall biodiversity. The 
primary responsibility of the field technicians will be to conduct avian 
point count surveys throughout large tracts of state owned forest. These 
point counts will be conducted during morning hours on fair weather 
days, and will be focused in conifer forests. The technician will be 
responsible for navigating to predetermined points, conducting 10 minute 
counts, and recording and reporting detailed notes. Point counts will 
occur throughout the breeding season (primarily May-June). Additional 
duties will include assisting with habitat surveys (identifying and 
measuring trees, as well as understory). The length of this position is 
approximately mid-May through July, and counts will be concentrated in 
the central portion of Massachusetts (especially the Quabbin area). 
Local applicants are preferred, however a $500 per month housing 
allowance will be available to applicants not already living near the 
study area.  Qualifications: Applicants with the following 
qualifications will be given preference: • Possession of or in pursuit 
of B.S in Wildlife ecology or related field • Experience conducting 
point counts • Familiarity with the flora and fauna of New England, with 
an emphasis on identifying birds by both sight and sound • Experience 
collecting habitat data (tree species, size, etc) • Proficiency with 
GPS/map navigation • Ability to record and maintain clear and concise 
field notes • The ability to hike off trail through forested areas, 
potentially alone • Ownership of binoculars and basic hiking gear • 
Driver’s license and willingness to use personal vehicle • Tolerance for 
conducting field work under adverse conditions (bugs, early mornings, 
cold weather, heat, wildlife hazards) • Attention to safety and adhering 
to established protocols  Compensation: $2000 per month plus up to $500 
per month housing allowance  To Apply: Interested applicant should send 
a cover letter, resume/cv, and list of 2-3 references, all as a single 
document, to (EM: rittercal AT gmail.com).

SEASONAL SEABIRD TECHNICIANS (2)  at Shoals Marine Lab.  Website: 
http://www.shoalsmarinelaboratory.org/seabird-tech-position Location: 
Isles of Shoals, NH.  Duration: May-August, 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 2. Job Description: DATES: May 1 - August 31, 2016 
(end date may vary depending upon migration). LOCATION: White and Seavey 
Islands, Isles of Shoals, New Hampshire. DESCRIPTION: Two Seasonal 
Seabird Technicians will work with a Project Manager to study and manage 
a breeding colony of Common, Roseate and Arctic Terns at Isles of 
Shoals. Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, 
banding and band resighting, diet studies, productivity monitoring, and 
predator management. The applicant should have experience in overseeing 
and participating in data collection and management, establishing a 
daily work schedule based on approved protocols, bird identification, 
and banding. Applicants must be in excellent physical condition (capable 
of climbing over rugged terrain and able to lift 50 lbs.), be 
comfortable living and working in close quarters for extended periods of 
time, and enjoy working independently and with others. The technicians 
will live in a historic and rustic lighthouse keeper's cottage (solar 
electricity, composting toilets, no running water). Mainland shared 
housing in Portsmouth, NH will be provided on days off, which will be 
arranged under direction of the Project Manager.  Qualifications: A 
degree in conservation biology or ecology, wildlife biology/management, 
environmental science or related disciplines.  Compensation: $1,500.00 
per month, plus room & board will be provided on White Island  To Apply: 
Email a cover letter and current resume to MIKE ROSEN, SML Director of 
Operations, (EM: michael.rosen AT unh.edu). Please include three 
references in your resume. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling 
basis, so do not delay your application!

AVIAN ECOLOGY TECHNICIAN  at Pacific Northwest Research Station. 
Location: Mount St. Helens, Washington.  Duration: Late May-September 
2016.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 
15 Apr 2016.  Job Description: POSITIONS: : Employees needed to assist 
with long-term monitoring of bird populations and assemblages on lands 
severely disturbed by the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. These 
positions can potentially be used as undergraduate internship course 
credit if suitable arrangement can be made between employer, college 
faculty, and student. DUTIES: Employees will receive training on 
sampling methods and work both independently and with other crew members 
to obtain measurements for birds and their biophysical habitat features. 
Employees are required to take careful field notes, to record field data 
accurately on data forms, and maintain field equipment. HOUSING: 
Government housing is available for employees when they are not camping. 
SCHEDULE: Mid-to-late May to early September 2016*. Work week will be 40 
hours, Monday through Friday. In some cases this schedule may vary in 
order to accomplish project goals. * Begin and end date negotiable.  
Qualifications: REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have experience with field 
methods for sampling bird populations and assemblages, and have the 
knowledge and skills to identify birds by sight and sound (call, songs, 
etc.). Applicants must be physically fit and capable of hiking several 
miles each day through rugged, unstable terrain. Employees will be 
camping throughout the season at well-equipped base camps and 
transported to study sites in government vehicles. Legible handwriting 
is required. Valid state driver’s license is needed.  Compensation: PAY 
RATE: $13.00 - $14.00 per hour depending on experience.  To Apply: HOW 
TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, transcripts (if available), and 
contact information for three references to: CHARLIE CRISAFULLI Mount 
St. Helens 42218 NE Yale Bridge Road Amboy, WA 98601 (PH: 360-449-7834 
and 360-977-0837 EM: ccrisafulli AT fs.fed.us  or charlie.crisafulli AT 
gmail.com).

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT- BAHAMAS LIVE-ABOARD SCHOONER  at Conservian.  
Website: https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation  Location: 
Bahamas.  Duration: Each trip 1 week.  Job Type: Volunteer. Openings: 
3.  Application Deadline: 1 May 2016.  Job Description: Volunteer Field 
Assistant- Bahamas Live-Aboard Schooner Come join us for the adventure 
of a lifetime! Conservian is seeking a few enthusiastic volunteer field 
assistants for our Bahamas shorebird habitat conservation project in May 
2016 aboard the 75ft schooner “Dream Catcher”. This is an excellent 
opportunity to gain field experience and shorebird ID skills. Field 
assistants will assist project director with daily project activities. 
Cost for the week is $1,150 and includes your bunk, onboard meals, 
water, and ground transportation associated with project. Participants 
will fly to the Bahamas for one week to designated airports for shuttle 
transport to schooner. A valid passport is required. Airfare and 
insurance are not included. Project Summary Conservian and partners will 
begin the first program in the Bahamas to implement on-the-ground 
protective and restorative measures to limit human-caused disturbance, 
and control invasive Australian pine at key Piping Plover, shorebird, 
and seabird sites. Field Assistant and crew will participate in 
collecting new data on shorebirds and seabirds of the Bahamas. Selected 
Island sites include Globally Important and locally Important Bird Areas 
and national parks of the Bahamas, such as the North Atlantic Abaco Cays 
National Park IBA, Lucaya National Park IBA, Peterson Cay National Park 
IBA, Joulters Cay National Park IBA, and Berry Islands, as well as 
additional key shorebird sites on Grand Bahama Island and Great Abaco. 
Project partners include: BirdsCaribbean, Bahamas National Trust, Dream 
Catcher Coastal Sailing Adventures, International Conservation Fund of 
Canada, Dow Agro, LightHawk, Grand Bahama Nature Tours, Grand Bahama 
Port Authority, Grand Bahama Island Power, Abaco Friends of the 
Environment. Volunteer Field Assistants will work closely with project 
director to accomplish the below activities. Project Activities: 
Protect, post & sign shorebird breeding & migratory sites Collect new 
data on nesting shorebirds & habitat Control invasive Australian pine on 
beach habitats Work with local volunteers to accomplish the above goals 
Our days will be filled with much adventure. We will work in both 
populated and remote areas, sail blue Caribbean waters, visit white 
sandy beaches, boat to little islands, conduct ground surveys for 
beach-nesting birds, nests, and downy chicks, and meet new people. We 
will work with local volunteers to post and sign shorebird sites and 
control invasive Australian pine. Crews will assist with shipboard 
duties; sailing, cooking and cleaning. There will be time to fish, 
snorkel, or visit island towns. Expedition schedule: Assist for one week 
Week 1: Grand Bahama Island- May 2-9 (Freeport GBI Int. Airport) Week 2: 
Great Abaco- May 9-16 (Freeport/Marsh Harbour Airport) Week 3: Great 
Abaco- May16-23 (Marsh Harbour Airport) Week 4: Berry Islands & Joulters 
Cays- May 23-30 (Marsh Harbour/San Andros Airport) Qualifications: 
Applicants must be responsible, adventurous, in good physical condition, 
enjoy working in teams and be capable of walking several miles during 
warm weather in the Caribbean. Applicants must be comfortable living 
onboard a schooner and riding in small boats to access survey sites. 
NOTE: A few trip scholarships are available for qualifying applicants to 
cover part of above live-aboard costs. Prior field experience and 
leadership skills are required for trip scholarship consideration.  
Compensation: 0.  To Apply: If you would like to join our conservation 
pirate crew for a week as a Volunteer Field Assistant: Please send 1) 
letter of interest 2) resume 3) names, email addresses and phone numbers 
of 3 references to MARGO ZDRAVKOVIC (EM: MargoZ AT Coastalbird.org) 
Please label all attachments with your name. The review of applicants is 
ongoing and will continue until positions are filled. Go to 
https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation on Facebook for more 
information on Conservian’s conservation work and full color expedition 
brochure. See link to article on project from our supporters at 
LightHawk 
http://www.lighthawk.org/what-we-do/blog/saving-bahamas-beaches-birds 
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Subject: Birdjobs -- April 7, 2016
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2016 00:02:37 -0400
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WILDLIFE/RESTORATION BIOLOGIST  at Southern Sierra Research Station.  
Website: http://www.southernsierraresearch.org  Location: Weldon, CA.  
Duration: open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 15 Apr 
2016.  Job Description: The Southern Sierra Research Station (SSRS) is 
looking for a full time Research Associate to fill a permanent position 
in Weldon, California. Primary duties will involve work on a riparian 
restoration project on the South Fork Kern River, Kern County, CA, which 
is located in the foothills of the southern Sierra Nevada. This 
restoration project involves planting new riparian habitat (14 acres), 
enhance existing riparian habitat (49 acres), and wildlife grassland 
areas (48 acres). The biologist will be responsible for assisting in the 
overall implementation of restoration work including: planting and 
watering of native vegetation; installation, maintenance, and removal of 
drip irrigation; removal of weeds and non-native vegetation; vegetation 
sampling to ascertain restoration response; and the supervision, 
coordination, and training of (SSRS and contracted) seasonal field 
technicians to help accomplish these tasks. The applicant will also 
assist in monitoring avian (and other wildlife) response to the habitat 
restoration. This work includes avian point counts, spot mapping, and 
single species surveys (Willow Flycatcher and Yellow-billed Cuckoo). 
Other duties include conducting or assisting in: logistical preparation 
for the field season; performing maintenance of equipment and vehicles; 
data management; data preparation and analyses; community and scientific 
presentations; and report writing. This is a large project with several 
SSRS staff members responsible for various project components. The 
applicant is expected to work well as a team member, and independently, 
to accomplish project tasks on schedule. The biologist will also have 
opportunities to work on other projects and will be expected to take on 
responsibilities that are not directly related to the main research 
project. Preferred starting time is early to mid-May, but we can be a 
little flexible on the start date Qualifications: B.S (or equivalent 
experience) in wildlife biology (Master’s degree preferred) or a closely 
related field with at least 3 seasons of field experience and at least 
one job with supervisory experience. Must be self-motivated and have a 
strong work ethic. Experience with bird-survey methods such as single 
species surveys, point counts, nest searching, etc.. Must also be 
physically fit for field work and be able to perform manual labor, lift 
heavy objects, and work for extended periods of time under various 
weather conditions. Proficiency with simple tools (e.g. drills, pliers, 
pruners, and shovels) and small machinery (such as string trimmers, 
mowers, etc) is important. Knowledge of basic statistics and R 
statistical software strongly preferred. Experience with restoration is 
a plus, but not required. Grant writing experience is also a plus.  
Compensation: Salary is $32,000 to $35,000/yr (depending on experience) 
with generous vacation and health benefits.  To apply, applicants should 
e-mail a single file (Word or Pdf) which includes: 1) cover letter, 2) 
resume, and 3) names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three 
references to: (EM: mjwhitfield.ssrs AT gmail.com). Please include your 
name in the file name of your attachment (e.g. 
Darwin_C_application.doc). Position open until Preferred starting time 
between early to mid-May. The Southern Sierra Research Station is an 
Equal Opportunity Employer.

FIELD TECHNICIANS - CONSPECIFIC ATTRACTION IN BIRDS/AMPHIBIANS  at 
University of Illinois.  Location: Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.  Duration: 4 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Job Description: We 
are seeking two technicians, from mid-late April until August 15th, for 
a conservation project investigating conspecific attraction in 
Golden-winged warblers, Grasshopper sparrows, and several amphibian 
species. The project will involve looking at the hybridization between 
Blue-winged and Golden-winged warblers. Technician duties will include 
point counts, mist-netting, banding, mapping territories and re-sighting 
color combinations, behavioral observations, nocturnal surveys, and 
capturing/marking frogs.  Qualifications: Successful applicants will 
demonstrate excellent communication skills, be able to work 
independently and in a team setting, and be comfortable working on an 
active military base. Experience conducting point counts and strong 
ability to identify Midwestern birds by sight/sound is essential. 
Mist-netting experience strongly preferred. Ability to work closely with 
other biologists; have full hearing and color vision; ability to 
stoop/crawl through dense vegetation and tolerance of hot temperatures, 
high humidity, and biting insects while maintaining a positive attitude; 
a valid U.S. driver’s license.  Compensation: $12.50/hr plus housing  To 
Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 
three references in one file with your name and “Field Technician” in 
the subject line to (EM: Styndel AT gmail.com (STEPHEN TYNDEL)). 
Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

GRASSLAND BIRD TECH - SUMMER 2016  at The Rangeland Resources Research 
Unit with USDA-ARS.  Location: Fort Collins, CO.  Duration: 
approximately May 16 – July 8th.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 2. Job Description: Are you looking for an opportunity to gain 
field experience conducting research on avian ecology? The Rangeland 
Resources Research Unit with USDA-ARS in Fort Collins, CO, will be 
hiring 2 field research technicians for the summer of 2016 to assist 
with a study of grazing management and grassland bird nesting ecology. 
The position will involve finding and monitoring grassland bird nests, 
measuring vegetation attributes associated with nesting habitat, and 
assisting with other related experiments. Work will require ability to 
rapidly learn to identify grassland bird species and their nests, 
excellent physical fitness in order to conduct rope dragging to find 
nests, and ability to learn plant species involved in vegetation 
measurements. The position also requires an ability to work long hours 
under highly variable weather conditions in a treeless landscape. Rope 
dragging typically entails hiking >5 miles per day. Additional 
qualifications include careful attention to detail, positive attitude, 
sense of humor, ability to work effectively as a member of a 3-6 person 
field team, and flexibility in work hours related to weather and 
experiment requirements. Start and end dates are approximately May 16 – 
July 8th. Housing is potentially available at the Central Plains 
Experimental Range (40 mi northeast of Ft Collins), or the incumbent can 
live in Ft Collins.  Compensation: Housing is potentially available at 
the Central Plains Experimental Range (40 mi northeast of Ft Collins), 
or the incumbent can live in Ft Collins. Position is for 40 hrs/week at 
$12/hr.  To Apply: : Please submit resume, unofficial transcripts, and 3 
references as soon as possible to DAVID AUGUSTINE (EM: David.Augustine 
AT ars.usda.gov). Submissions will be reviewed as received until 
positions are filled. US citizenship and valid driver’s license are 
required. USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS  at Beijing Normal University, Sun Yat-sen 
University.  Location: Bohai Bay, Hebei Province, China.  Duration: 2-3 
months; Begin at early May and run through early August.  Job Type: 
Volunteer. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 15 May 2016  Job 
Description: Kentish Plover, Charadrius alexandrinus, is a small 
shorebird with half neck collar in Charadriidae family. It breeds in 
large range from S Europe to temperate zone of Asia including Japan, 
winters in N Africa, S China, S Asia and SE Asia. In China, it breeds on 
the beach of east Coast and also the inland salt lakes of Qinghai-Tibet 
Plateau. We are carrying out series cutting-edge studies to understand 
its ecology, evolution and behavior using comparative studies in Hebei, 
Zhejiang, Guangdong and Qinghai populations. Ecology: As a 
ground-nesting species, our study shows it sensitive to environmental 
factors. Behavior: Kentish plover have diverse modes in mating system 
and parental care strategies. This may have both genetic and 
environmental components. Genetics: In China, Kentish plovers may have 
three distinctive genetic populations and divergence mechanism remains 
poorly known. The assistants will work with graduate students from 
Beijing Normal University and Sun Yat-sen University. Duties will 
include nest searching, trapping at the nest, banding, measuring, blood 
sampling, behavior observation and record, experiment manipulation for 
parental care, as well as any other works involved in the field. 
Qualifications: Previous experience with birds is preferred and basic 
training such as measuring and bird banding will also be provided. 
Volunteers are expected to spend for two or three months on the work, 
have strong interest in birds and animal behavior, physically fit and be 
willing to work for long and irregular time in the field, and share 
rooms with others. Volunteers will have opportunities to learn avian 
field research skills, see many Chinese endemic bird species, and 
experience the Chinese tradition and culture.  Compensation: All 
expenses in China during work period (i.e. housing, foods, and local 
travels, etc.) will be covered, but there is no salary, and the 
assistants are responsible for their travel to and from China.  To 
Apply: Interested candidates should send their cover letter 
(highlighting the date you could begin work and the length to work) and 
resume (including the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at 
least 2 references) to QUE PINJIA (EM: quepinjia AT gmail.com) by email.

SONGBIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN  at The University of Montana Bird Ecology 
Lab.  Location: ranch on the Bitterroot River near Florence, Montana.  
Duration: early-May to mid-July 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Job 
Description: The University of Montana Bird Ecology Lab (UMBEL) is 
seeking a SONGBIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN (1) from early-May to mid-July 2016 
to study avian response to restoration of woody draws in the Bitterroot 
Valley of Montana. Field work is located on a private ranch on the 
Bitterroot River near Florence, Montana. Technicians will work with 
project biologists to map focal bird locations and behaviors using a 
touch-screen device, perform nest searches, monitor nests, measure 
habitat features, and possibly assist targeted banding efforts. This 
project is part of a larger restoration monitoring program located on a 
private ranch along the Bitterroot River in western Montana, and 
interested applicants will also have an opportunity to participate in 
other bird monitoring projects. The work involves extensive daily hiking 
in rugged terrain, and keen observational skills to detect bird 
behavior. Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have experience 
conducting bird surveys, with the ability to identify western bird 
species by sight and sound, and knowledge of western flora. Previous 
experience locating and monitoring songbird nests preferred. Applicants 
must be able to work alone, follow detailed protocols, and hike uneven 
terrain. A valid driver’s license, binoculars, and a strong work ethic 
are required.  Compensation: Salary is $1,600-1,900/month depending on 
experience, and provided housing or lodging reimbursement up to 
$400/mo.  To Apply: Please email a cover letter addressing 
qualifications specific to this position, resume, and contact 
information for 3 references as a single document to TRICIA RODRIGUEZ 
(EM: tricia.rodriguez AT mso.umt.edu). Positions open until filled.

FIELD TECHNICIANS FOR PRAIRIE/SAGEBRUSH SONGBIRDS IN EASTERN MONTANA  
at  Website: http://www.cfc.umt.edu/asc/opportunities/technicians.php.  
Location: Roundup, Montana.  Duration: late April/early May through 
July  Job Type: Seasonal.  Job Description: Field assistants (6-8 
positions) needed from late April/early May through July (possibly 
extending into early August) for a migratory songbird study outside of 
Roundup, Montana. The study will look at how migratory songbird 
assemblages in prairie/sagebrush ecosystems respond to grazing systems. 
The study is a collaborative effort and designed to assess the 
effectiveness of migratory songbirds as a tool for monitoring landscape 
changes in prairie/sagebrush ecosystems. Data collection will consist of 
early morning avian walking transect surveys and afternoon nest 
monitoring. Major duties for all assistants include identifying prairie 
and sagebrush songbirds by sight and sound; identifying songbird nests 
and eggs; navigation with GPS units; data entry and proofing; and 
communication with project collaborators and other researchers in the 
area. Good organizational skills, legible handwriting, the ability to 
work independently and within a team, and a willingness to travel and 
work an unusual schedule (early mornings) in prairie/sagebrush habitats 
are essential. A crew leader position may be available for the right 
candidate. If interested, please indicate in your cover letter that you 
would also like to be considered for a crew leader position.  
Qualifications: Applicants should have or are pursuing a Bachelor’s 
degree in wildlife biology, biology, ecology, or a related field. 
Experience identifying birds by sight and song preferred, especially in 
prairie and/or sagebrush systems. Experience working with private 
landowners is highly desired. Strong organizational and data recording 
skills are required. Applicants should be in good physical condition and 
able to walk long distances on an arid landscape. Valid driver’s license 
and current CPR and first aid certification required.  Compensation: 
Salary: $1600 - 2100/month (dependent on experience). Housing is 
provided.  To Apply: Applications will be reviewed as they are received. 
We strongly encourage you to apply early. Email a cover letter (state 
dates of availability), resume/CV, and contact information for 3 
references to ALAN HARRINGTON at the Avian Science Center (EM: 
alan.harrington AT mso.umt.edu). Only applications with all attachments 
as a single PDF or Microsoft Word document will be accepted. Please put 
“Songbird Field Technician” in subject line. For further information 
about the project please visit us at 
http://www.cfc.umt.edu/asc/opportunities/technicians.php.

PATCH-BURN-GRAZING AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at The University of 
Tennessee.  Website: http://nativegrasses.utk.edu/  Location: Kentucky 
and Tennessee.  Duration: 3 Months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 10 Apr 2016.  Job Description: The 
Center for Native Grasslands Management at the University of Tennessee 
is in search of 2 technicians who will assist with grassland/early 
successional bird monitoring, forage, and vegetation sampling from early 
May to late July. These data are being collected to assess the impacts 
of a patch-burn-grazing management regime on bird communities, forage 
quality, and cattle weight. Technicians will be asked to travel among 
three locations (Richmond, KY, Hazard, KY, and Lewisburg, TN). Review of 
applications begins immediately and continues until filled. Job duties 
include: conducting distance-based surveys for grassland and early 
successional birds, measuring vegetation (height, percent cover, 
weight), forage clipping for Near Infrared Spectroscopy analysis, data 
entry, and moving cattle among experimental pasture units. Salary is 
$1,500/month (40 hrs/week). Housing and field vehicle will be provided.  
Qualifications: The ideal candidates should be familiar with 
grassland/early successional bird species identification by sight and 
sound (species vary by site but may include dickcissel, indigo bunting, 
field sparrow, eastern meadowlark, grasshopper sparrow, Henslow’s 
sparrow, red-winged blackbird); distance sampling methodology; and basic 
vegetation identification. Preference will be given to candidates with 
proven bird identification and skill. Candidates should be extremely 
independent, comfortable working long days in the field during hot 
summer months, and energetic and excited about applied avian 
conservation research. Additionally, candidates should be comfortable 
working around cattle. A BS in Ecology, Wildlife Biology, or related 
discipline is preferred. Candidates should bring their own binoculars.  
Compensation: $1250-1600/month depending on experience  To Apply: 
Electronic applications are preferred. To apply, send as single file 
including 1) cover letter outlining any specific work experiences with 
grassland birds and/or nest searching, 2) resume, and 3) contact 
information for 3 references to: DR. CHRIS LITUMA; (EM: clituma AT 
utk.edu).

SEASONAL BIOLOGISTS/GUIDES  at Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science 
Schools.  Website: 

http://www.tetonscience.org/index.cfm?id=employment&articleID=700B5BB6-ECEE-F3BD-B81583530D55B2D7 

Location: Jackson, WY.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number 
of Openings: 7. Application Deadline: 10 Apr 2016.  Job Description: 
YELLOWSTONE AND GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARKS OUTDOOR EDUCATORS needed to 
lead safari-style wildlife viewing and ecology education programs in 
Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks with Wildlife Expeditions of 
Teton Science Schools. Candidates should possess a combination of strong 
natural history skills (preferably of the Greater Yellowstone 
Ecosystem), education/guiding experience, sound vehicle operation 
skills/driving history and exceptional inter-personal skills. Candidates 
must effectively communicate about the natural history and human history 
associated with Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park and 
the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Candidates must accurately 
communicate the missions of the Parks and Teton Science Schools. All 
successful candidates must be passionate about educating all ages about 
the natural world. Wildlife Expeditions provides natural history tours 
in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks for the general public. 
Programs are vehicle based but do include the opportunity to provide 
short nature hikes. Successful candidates should possess a passion for 
sharing the natural world and embrace customer service as an important 
component of the experience. All candidates must be able to safely 
operate large vans. Qualifications: Minimum Requirements: B.S. in 
Biology, Wildlife Ecology or similarly related field, excellent 
communicator, positive attitude, hardworking. Successful Candidates must 
possess a valid Wilderness First Responder Certification prior to 
employment. Teton Science Schools is a tobacco free and drug free work 
place. All employees must undergo a pre-employment background check, 
drug screening and can have no more than two driving infractions in the 
last two years.  Compensation: DOE  To Apply: Apply online at 

http://www.tetonscience.org/index.cfm?id=employment&articleID=700B5BB6-ECEE-F3BD-B81583530D55B2D7 



BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON FIELD TECH  at The Ohio State University. 
Location: Ohio and Michigan.  Duration: 4-5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 1-2. Application Deadline: 1 Jun 2016.  Job 
Description: 1-2 field technicians are needed to assist with a graduate 
project examining post-fledging and migration ecology of a 
state-threatened population of Black-crowned Night-Herons. Research will 
take place at multiple locations in the western Lake Erie region. 
Responsibilities will include capturing, measuring, banding, and placing 
radio transmitters on adult and juvenile night-herons, tracking 
movements and deploying video surveillance equipment on night heron 
colonies. The technicians will also assist with vegetation surveys and 
data entry. More information on the project can be found here: 
http://www.christophertonra.com/lake-erie-migratory-bird-ecology.html 
One position available from July-November and the other from 
August-November. Salary will be $1700/month. One position will involve 
working and living independently for the majority of the season. Housing 
and transportation to field sites will be provided. The position will be 
an average of 40 hours/week, but work schedule will be variable. The 
graduate student on the project will supervise the technicians.  
Qualifications: Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, strong 
work ethic, be willing to work long hours in the field, be able to work 
well independently and with others, and be comfortable navigating using 
maps and GPS. Work may involve wading through water in hot/buggy 
conditions. Previous tracking experience is highly desired, as the 
majority of time will be spent locating tagged birds.  Compensation: 
Salary will be $1700/month To apply: Please send a resume, contact 
information for three references, and a cover letter highlighting 
relevant experience in one document by email with the subject 
“Black-crowned Night-Heron Field Technician” to KRISTIE STEIN (EM: 
stein.405 AT osu.edu). Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

MSC IN WILDLIFE (AVIAN) ECOLOGY  at UW-Madison.  Location: Madison, 
Wisconsin.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Student.  Application Deadline: 
May 31,2016.  Job Description: We are seeking an outstanding student to 
pursue a MSc in Wildlife Ecology in the Department of Forest and 
Wildlife Ecology (FWE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The 
student’s thesis will involve studying the nesting habitat associations 
and population status of the federally threatened Marbled Murrelet. The 
successful applicant will be responsible for: (1) conducting two field 
seasons of murrelet survey work in northern California; (2) analyzing 
and interpreting a long-term population trend dataset collected on 
private and public lands; and (3) developing a spatially-explicit 
habitat suitability model for marbled murrelets in the region. Fieldwork 
involves dawn surveys to count murrelets in forested habitats and 
identify potential nesting areas. The successful applicant will be 
funded through TAships in the Spring and Fall semesters in ornithology 
and lower-division a conservation biology course, and as a field 
technician during the summer. The student will be co-advised by Dr. Zach 
Peery (website: http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/peery/) and Dr. Anna 
Pidgeon (website: http://silvis.forest.wisc.edu/people/anna-pidgeon).  
Qualifications: Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in wildlife, 
conservation biology, ecology or closely related field. Applicants with 
strong quantitative skills and a background in avian ecology (including 
bird identification) will be given preference. The selected student is 
expected to enroll at the UW-Madison in the Fall Semester of 2016 or 
Spring Semester of 2017. More details on the graduate programs can be 
found at http://forestandwildlifeecology.wisc.edu/graduate-overview. 
Application materials will be accepted until a suitable candidate is 
found. For more info, contact: ZACH PEERY Associate Professor, 
Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin, 
Madison, Madison, WI 53706 (EM: mpeery AT wisc.edu).   To be considered 
for this position, please send a cover letter outlining your interests 
and research background, a curriculum vitae (including GPA and GRE 
scores), and contact information for three professional references 
(name, email, phone, address) as either a PDF or MS Word file to (EM: 
mpeery AT wisc.edu).

AVIAN BIOLOGIST  at Ecology and Environment, Inc.  Website: 
http://www.ene.com  Location: Chicago, IL.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: 
Permanent.  Application Deadline: 15 Apr 2016.  Job Description: Ecology 
and Environment, Inc. is a fully integrated environmental consulting 
firm committed to supporting sustainable development through responsible 
environmental stewardship. We are seeking an Avian Biologist for our 
Chicago, IL office. This position will be responsible for performing 
bird and biological surveys and monitoring a variety of projects. Our 
successful candidate will have strong bird identification skills with 
experience conducting avian surveys.  Qualifications: Responsibilities: 
• Performing bird surveys using a range of bird sampling techniques 
including visual/ auditory identification • Performing plant, habitat 
and threatened and endangered species surveys • Performing wetland 
delineations • Permitting of infrastructure development projects with 
local, state, and federal agencies • Ensuring compliance with USFWS, 
USACE and state equivalent agency requirements • Monitoring restoration 
and construction projects in biologically sensitive areas • Preparing 
Bird and Bat Conservation Strategy and Avian Risk Assessment Reports • 
Participating in consultations with state and federal environmental 
agencies Requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Environmental 
Science, or related discipline • 1-3 years’ of experience conducting 
avian surveys • Strong visual/auditory bird identification skills (must 
be able to identify birds by their call/songs) • Experience with Prairie 
Chickens and Whooping Cranes preferred • Ability to travel and perform 
field work • Excellent writing skills, including demonstrated ability to 
write technical reports • Strong communication skills and ability to 
work within a team setting as well as a self-starting individual • 
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel E & E is its people. We are a 
knowledge based culture with an integrated staff of more than 85 
scientific and engineering disciplines—a group of innovators who pave 
the way in implementing environmental solutions. E & E has been 
dedicated to environmental conservation and enhancement since our 
founding in 1970. Please view our website at www.ene.com to apply 
on-line. Must be eligible to work in the United States. Visa sponsorship 
will not be provided. Local candidates preferred. Ecology and 
Environment, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action 
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for 
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national 
origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other 
characteristic protected by law.  To Apply: Apply on-line 
http://www.ene.com

ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYST III/ ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYST IV  at Xcel Energy.  
Website: http://www.xcelenergy.com  Location: Minneapolis, MN.  
Duration: Indefinite.  Job Type: Permanent.  Job Description: Are you 
looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and 
education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do 
you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities 
to learn and grow? A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just 
what you’re looking for. Xcel Energy is looking for either an 
Environmental Analyst III or Environmental Analyst IV to be located in 
Minneapolis, MN. This position is seeking a candidate experienced in all 
aspects of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), Migratory Bird Treaty Act 
(MBTA), and Bald and Golden Eagle Protection ACT (BGEPA). The candidate 
must have experience with implementing Bird and Bat Conservation 
Strategies (BBCS) including design, implementation, and appropriate 
quality assurance evaluations related to bird, bat, and eagle fatality 
monitoring. The candidate should also have an understanding of 
environmental permitting and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 
requirements related to building and operating renewable energy 
generation facilities. The candidate would support NSP-Minnesota 
operations and provide assistance to other regions of Xcel Energy in 
Colorado and Texas. A Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology or similar, 
Environmental Sciences, or Environmental Engineering is required. A 
Master’s degree in the same areas is strongly preferred. Also, 
experience working with ArcGIS is desired. Summary Designs, implements, 
and administers broad environmental studies and compliance programs and 
is responsible for securing and renewing permits and licenses. Practices 
originality and ingenuity on relatively difficult and complex issues. 
Works under minimal supervision conferring primarily on unusual matters 
and has appreciable latitude for unreviewed actions and/or decisions. 
Occasionally participates on special work teams, and may act as a 
coordinator or technical consultant on small projects. May occasionally 
be assisted by Environmental Analyst I and II personnel. Possesses and 
applies broad knowledge of environmental theories, principles, 
techniques and related work disciplines and applies it along with 
related work experience in completing difficult job assignments. 
Essential Responsibilities •Designs and develops environmental 
procedures and programs designed to minimize deficiencies and ensure 
compliance with existing federal, state, and local regulations, 
licenses, and permits pertaining to environmental control at the 
corporation's facilities. (Major areas may include air, water quality, 
and land quality; liquid and solid waste disposal, above ground and 
underground storage tanks, radiation, emergency plans, DOT compliance 
with pipeline and transportation and FAA safety regulations.) •Designs 
and administers studies and monitoring programs. Conducts research, and 
prepares and/or reviews data required to support permit applications, 
regulatory reports, management plans and performance indicators. 
•Prepares technical reports and permit applications based on the 
interpretation of data, observations, and current regulations. •Performs 
in-depth environmental reviews and inspections to facilitate compliance 
with applicable regulations. Conducts environmental assessment of sites 
and facilities to minimize corporate risk and liability. •Provides 
technical guidance and formal regulatory required and requested 
environmental training and guidance to facility personnel and outside 
contractors to promote environmental compliance. •As requested, reviews 
and comments on proposed new regulations and legislation as to its 
potential impact on each business unit. Once adopted, assist facilities 
in any modifications to procedures, processes or operation to come into 
compliance. •Assists with budget preparation and works to implement 
programs within budget, time and regulatory constraints. •Upon request, 
provides technical assistance to emergency incidents at facilities.  
Qualifications: Required for Environmental Analyst III •Bachelor's 
degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, Applied Science or related 
field (Associate's degree in areas of environmental or applied science 
and three years of progressive responsibilities in environmental related 
work experience may be substituted for the education) •4 years 
professional environmental related work experience Required for 
Environmental Analyst IV •BS/BA in environmental science, engineering, 
applied science, or related fields (an Associate college degree in areas 
of environmental or applied science and three years of progressive 
responsibilities in related work experience may be substituted for the 
education requirement. •6 years of progressively more responsible 
environmental related work experience including, but not limited to 
environmental regulations, remedial procedures, audit procedures, and 
power generation processes. •Demonstrated skills in technical writing, 
verbal communication, and negotiations.  As a leading combination 
electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a 
comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 
million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight 
Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the 
preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If 
you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our 
team.  Compensation: Competitive.  To Apply: If you are interested in 
applying, please apply online at 

https://jobs.xcelenergy.com/job/Minneapolis-Environmental-Analyst-III-Environmental-Analyst-IV-Job-MN-55401/330225700/ 



FIELD TECHNICIAN FOR AVIAN POINT COUNT SURVEYS  at Klamath Bird 
Observatory.  Website: http://www.klamathbird.org  Location: Southern 
Oregon and northern California.  Duration: 2.5 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 15 Apr 2016. Job Description: The 
Klamath Bird Observatory (www.KlamathBird.org) is seeking seasonal field 
technicians from early May through mid July, to complete point count 
surveys in southern Oregon and northern California. Primary 
responsibilities will include conducting point count surveys and 
vegetation sampling along off-road transects following standard 
protocols, and associated data entry. Other tasks may be assigned if 
time permits. Field training on protocol methodology and distance 
estimation will be provided at the onset of the season. Rustic local 
housing may be provided near areas of some work if available, but 
camping will otherwise be required. Applicant must have a field worthy 
vehicle that they are willing to use for work; mileage reimbursement 
will be provided.  Qualifications: Applicants should have at least one 
full season of relevant field experience, have a full range of hearing, 
and be in excellent physical condition. Required qualifications include 
ability to identify western birds by sight and sound, estimate distance 
to individual birds, hike in steep and rugged off-trail conditions, 
follow standardized protocols, collect and record meticulous data, 
communicate effectively, work independently in the forest, work and live 
well with others, work in inclement weather conditions, and tolerate 
working in areas containing poison oak. Surveyors must possess good map 
reading, GPS, and orienteering skills and be eager to work long days in 
the field. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, clean driving 
record, and insurance. Compensation: $2260/month  To apply, send cover 
letter (including dates of availability and vehicle type), resume, and 
contact information for three references to KATE HALSTEAD (EM: keh AT 
klamathbird.org). Applicants will be evaluated beginning immediately and 
on a continual basis until the position is filled.

ALEXANDER DICKEY CONSERVATION INTERNSHIP  at Vermont Center for 
Ecostudies.  Website: http://vtecostudies.org/about-us/employment/ 
Location: Vermont, USA.  Duration: 6 June to 13 August 2016.  Job Type: 
Intern.  Application Deadline: 15 Apr 2016.  Job Description: Read the 
full position description at 
http://vtecostudies.org/about-us/employment/ VCE seeks applicants for a 
10-week, field-based conservation science internship. The position will 
involve immersion in many aspects of VCE’s diverse wildlife research and 
monitoring projects, including (but not limited to) the Vermont Loon 
Conservation Project, Mountain Birdwatch, long-term bird banding on the 
Mt. Mansfield ridgeline, and studies of vernal pool amphibian ecology. 
Responsibilities will vary from day to day and week to week, but will 
include field work and office-based tasks such as errorchecking and 
digitization of data. Applicants should be in relatively early stages of 
a career trajectory that demonstrates a genuine commitment to 
conservation of flora and fauna. While passion for natural history, 
motivation to learn and eagerness to contribute are far more important 
qualities than experience, successful candidates will be able to 
highlight a proven dedication to conservation biology. Above all else, 
we seek applicants who are eager to grow and develop as conservation 
professionals, who will apply the skills they gain in this internship to 
advance VCE’s mission, and who express a personal connection to nature 
that reflects the solace and delight it offered to Alexander. Special 
consideration will be given to candidates who, like Alexander, blend a 
love of the humanities with this felt connection to nature.  
Qualifications: Qualifications include some formal education in wildlife 
biology, ecology, or a closely related field. Also required is a 
willingness to work unpredictable hours in demanding field conditions, 
to physically exert oneself, to work both independently and in a 
close-knit team situation, to be flexible in scheduling activities, and 
to show an abundance of good-natured humor. Applicants should be 
prepared to travel independently around Vermont and occasionally to 
surrounding states, to conduct loon surveys via kayak (training will be 
provided), and to conduct hiking-based surveys of mountain birds. 
Ability to work in variable weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, 
carry upwards of 20 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good 
physical condition are essential. Willingness to camp in remote areas 
and ability to use a GPS for navigation in the dark to survey locations 
are also important. Prior experience conducting biological field work, 
particularly involving identification of birds by sight and sound, is 
preferred, but not required. A reliable vehicle that can transport a 
kayak is a necessity, as frequent travel to field sites will be 
involved. Applicants must be able to supply their own backpacking gear 
for short overnight (occasionally multi-night) backcountry bird 
surveys.  Compensation: This internship will pay $400/week and is not 
eligible for VCE benefits.All personal mileage accrued during the 
internship will be reimbursed at the federal mileage reimbursement rate, 
as will approved personal project-related expenses. Housing is not 
included in the internship, and it is recommended that suitable housing 
be obtained in the Norwich/Hanover area of VT/NH’s Upper Valley.   To 
apply, please submit a brief cover letter with CV and at least two 
references by 15 April 2016 to the attention of MELISSA MACKENZIE (EM: 
mmackenzie AT vtecostudies.org), along with a 500-word (maximum) essay 
articulating why this internship offers a meaningful opportunity to 
advance your personal and professional growth, and how Alexander 
Dickey’s deep relationship with nature resonates with your own. At the 
internship’s conclusion, we will request a 1000-word retrospective essay 
about the experience’s impact on you, how it has affected your 
professional aspirations, and how you feel it has honored Alexander’s 
memory. This essay may be published in VCE’s fall newsletter, Field Notes.

RAPTOR EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITY  at Linwood Springs Research Station. 
Website: http://raptorservices.rezgo.com/  Location: Stevens Point, WI.  
Duration: 5 days. Number of Openings: Space is limited so register 
early.  Application Deadline: 31 May 2016.  Job Description: This 5 day 
workshop is offered every June with an emphasis on learning breeding 
season field techniques and again in October, with an emphasis on 
migration and winter research techniques. Students will participate 
directly in real research projects, allowing them significant hands-on 
time with some of Wisconsin’s finest raptors. The small class size of 
6-8 students, allows for individualized instruction time throughout the 
course. Students will participate in capturing and handling, mist nets, 
broadcast call surveys, clutch counts, reading feather molt, video 
surveillance, drawing blood samples, telemetry and more. Qualifications: 
No prerequisites.  Compensation: Cost is $495.  To Apply: Visit: 
http://raptorservices.rezgo.com/ for more information. Or contact GENE 
JACOBS: (EM: gene AT RaptorResearch.com)

SHOREBIRD RESEARCH TECHNICIANS EASTERN SHORE VIRGINIA  at University of 
Virginia.  Location: Oyster, Virginia.  Duration: 6 weeks.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 19 Apr 2016.  
Job Description: University of Virginia Department of Environmental 
Sciences is looking for three individuals to assist in conducting 
shorebird surveys on tidal flats along the Eastern Shore of Virginia. 
This job is from April 20th through May 25th with a possibility of 
extension to June 1st with a pay rate of $10.65 per hour. Housing will 
be provided. The research will take place in the Virginia Coast Reserve 
(VCR), a site used by many species of migratory shorebird for wintering 
and refueling. The focus of this research is on understanding how 
macroalgae affects the carrying capacity of intertidal habitats for 
migrating shorebirds during stopovers. Surveying includes making careful 
and detailed behavioral and foraging observations of shorebirds in 
coastal habitats using binoculars and/or spotting scopes. Some 
vegetation surveys and invertebrate collections will also be conducted. 
Travel to and from field sites may include walking 1-2 miles, riding in 
motorboats and/or kayaking up to a mile. This position involves an 
extensive amount of fieldwork, walking through salt marshes on 
uneven/muddy ground on hot summer days where biting insects will be 
present. Qualifications: High School Diploma or Equivalent Required. 
Prefer at least one year of college-level course work in Biology, 
Wildlife Biology, Environmental Sciences or related field. Prefer at 
least 6 weeks of previous environmental field research experience. 
Compensation: 10.65/hour Housing provided 
(http://www.abcrc.virginia.edu/siteman1/index.php)   To apply, 
candidates must submit a Staff Application through Jobs AT UVA 
(https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0618394. Questions 
about the position itself should be directed to ALICE BESTERMAN (EM: 
afb5kg AT virginia.edu) Questions regarding the application process in 
Jobs AT UVA should be directed to RACHEL BROWN SHORT, (EM: rbs2n AT 
virginia.edu, PH: 434-924-7763). The University will perform background 
checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment. The 
University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action 
employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are 
encouraged to apply.

RAPTOR TRAPPING AND BANDING INTERNSHIP  at Cedar Grove Ornithological 
Research Station.  Website: https://www.facebook.com/cgorstation  
Location: Cedar Grove, WI. Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Intern. Number 
of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 15 Jul 2016.  Job Description: 
Hands on internship that will help you learn to identify, trap, and band 
raptors during the fall migration. 15 August- 20 November. The Cedar 
Grove Ornithological Research Station in Wisconsin has been in operation 
every fall since 1950. Over the years we have banded more than 42,000 
hawks and owls of 24 species. We watch for hawks from dawn to dusk and 
work active lures to bring them into our net systems. Mist nets are left 
up at night to trap owls during October and November and are checked at 
intervals during the night. Interns are expected to participate in all 
activities. A small stipend would be provided, along with food and 
housing on the site. Qualifications: We look for interns with some 
experience or interest in birding and preferably the basics in safe bird 
handling and mist net removal. We also need interns for the whole 90 day 
season. Compensation: Room And Board +$15.00 a day  To Apply: Contact: 
RICK HILL (EM: rptrbander AT gmail.com) for more information.

AVIAN MIGRATION MONITORING ASSISTANT  at Thunder Cape Bird Observatory.  
Website: http://www.tbfn.net/thunder-cape-bird-observatory  Location: 
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Volunteer. 
Number of Openings: 10. Application Deadline: 31 Aug 2016.  Job 
Description: Join a small team at our remote and Observatory on the 
north shore of Lake Superior. The autumn season runs from August 1- 
October 31. We have a busy programme of visual monitoring, capturing, 
banding of passerines and Northern Saw-whet Owls. Both short and 
long-term volunteers are considered.  Qualifications: We are seeking 
keen individuals who enjoy isolated living and enduring what the weather 
brings. Field biologists who have some experience identifying and 
handling North American birds is an asset although those from other 
shores and natural history experience are welcome. Volunteers committing 
to three or more weeks have accommodation and food supplied. Short term 
volunteers are charged a small fee. Compensation: A life changing 
experience.  To Apply: Please see Thunder Cape Bird Observatory website 
to fill in online application form. Send to RINCHEN BOARDMAN (EM: 
arbyboardman AT gmail.com), Programme Coordinator and ALLAN GILBERT (EM: 
agilbert AT lakeheadu.ca).

SHRUBLAND BIRD/VEGETATION FIELD TECHNICIANS (3 positions)  at Illinois 
Natural History Survey.  Location: Illinois  Duration: Preferred 
duration: 1 May through 15 July, 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 3. Job Description: We are seeking three technicians for a 
project investigating the effects of invasive plant species on the 
occurrence and abundance of three avian species of conservation concern 
in Illinois. We will be surveying shrubland sites across the state with 
two primary goals: 1) identify landscape and site-level patterns of 
occupancy and distribution of invasive woody plant species encroachment 
within shrublands across Illinois, 2) characterize the bird communities 
of shrubland sites throughout Illinois, with special emphasis on three 
focal species: Yellow-breasted Chat, Bell’s Vireo, and Field Sparrow.  
Qualifications: Duties will include, but are not limited to: vegetation 
surveys to assess woody plant species composition, avian point counts, 
targeted bird surveys using playback. Necessary skills: Either 
experience conducting avian point counts, and familiarity with Illinois 
birds, Or experience conducting vegetation surveys. Preference will be 
given to those with experience in both areas (birds and vegetation). 
Moreover, preference will be given to applicants who possess or are 
working toward a B.S. degree in biology, physiology, wildlife science or 
a related field. Work will involve early mornings, lots of driving, 
staying at hotels for extended periods, long days in the field, and 
variable work schedule. Must be able to tolerate adverse field 
conditions including walking through and working in densely vegetated, 
often thorny habitat, exposure to high temperatures, poison ivy, biting 
insects, and snakes. Applicants must be in good physical condition, as 
work involves a great deal of walking in thick vegetation and often 
carrying equipment through shrublands. A positive attitude about field 
work (and life!), excellent attention to detail, and good communication 
skills are a must. Field vehicles arranged. A valid driver’s license is 
required.  Compensation: $9-12 DOE  To Apply: Applications will be 
evaluated as they are received, and positions will remain open until 
filled. Electronic applications required, please send a cover letter 
explaining your interest and qualifications, resume or CV, and names and 
contact information of 3 references (including e-mail addresses) to:(EM: 
hroffice AT inhs.illinois.edu). Reference “Shrubland Birds” in the 
subject line of the email. Please direct technical questions to KAITY 
RIPPLE (EM: kaity.ripple AT gmail.com).

DIRECTOR OF CENTER FOR CONSERVATION & STEWARDSHIP  at Cincinnati Nature 
Center.  Location: Milford, OH.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  
Application Deadline: 1 July 2016.  Job Description: Job Opening 
Director of Center for Conservation & Stewardship - Cincinnati Nature 
Center – Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati Nature Center is seeking an 
experienced, dynamic conservation scientist to lead its new regional 
Center for Conservation & Stewardship. Cincinnati Nature Center has 
created The Center for Conservation & Stewardship in order to 
significantly increase its impact in the 12 county region of Greater 
Cincinnati. The Center has five (5) conservation objectives: • Maintain 
a “living laboratory “of biologically diverse native habitats • Create 
awareness and educate about the benefits and best practices of 
conservation • Improve the local ecosystem through regional conservation 
initiatives • Carry out scientific research and monitoring • Protect and 
increase greenspace in the region Research Focus: To gain greater 
knowledge of the region’s ecosystem, ecology, and natural history in 
order to develop effective ecosystem management and restoration methods 
and reduce human impact. A $2 million renovation of an existing 10,000 
square foot 1920 stone Tudor building will begin shortly to provide 
dedicated office, laboratory, and teaching space for the Center for 
Conservation & Stewardship. Cincinnati Nature Center, founded in 1965, 
is a nationally recognized leader in environmental education and 
conservation with: 10,000 member households, over 175,000 visitors per 
year, 60+ regular staff, 400+ dedicated volunteers, a $3.7 M operating 
budget, a $24 M endowment, and two properties in Clermont County east of 
Cincinnati totaling 1,650 acres. For more information go to: 
www.CincyNature.org The CC&S Director will report to the Executive 
Director; working in collaboration with Education, Visitor Experience, 
Finance & Facilities, and External Relations departments; and have the 
following specific responsibilities: • Lead a team of five (5) 
Conservation & Stewardship staff • Manage, restore, and enhance CNC 
lands • Develop, lead, and direct all scientific research including 
opportunities for high school, college, and graduate students • Plan and 
supervise regional conservation initiatives, including Milkweeds to 
Monarchs • Collaborate with local organizations and agencies to provide 
engaging and motivating programs for a variety of audiences • Partner 
with Cardinal Land Conservancy to preserve/protect greenspace in SW Ohio 
• Serve on the CNC Leadership Team • Represent CNC/CC&S in the community 
locally and regionally Director of the Center for Conservation & 
Stewardship at Cincinnati Nature Center is a unique opportunity to 
develop and lead a new conservation program in the Midwest!  
Qualifications: Qualified candidates should specifically desire a field 
research environment, be a strong leader with solid business acumen, and 
have: • PhD degree in biology, ecology, conservation sciences, or a 
related field • Experience in leading and carrying out field research • 
Minimum five (5) years of professional leadership experience • Budget 
management experience • Strong written and oral communication skills and 
proficiency in public speaking • Ecosystem management expertise with 
proven experience in forest, wetland, field, and stream habitats • 
Inherent self-motivation • Excellent analytical skills • A sense of 
humor and innate curiosity  To Apply: Interested candidates with the 
qualifications outlined above, should apply by visiting 
http://bit.ly/DOCCSCNCNET or sending a cover letter, resume, and salary 
requirements to (EM: job AT strategichrinc.com). Employer is EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

AVIAN ECOLOGIST  at Northern Research Station USFS & University of 
Massachusetts.  Location: White Mountains, NH.  Duration: approximately 
2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 1-2. Application 
Deadline: 15 Apr 2016.  Job Description: Technicians are needed to 
assist on a project examining the reproductive success of Swainson’s 
thrush along an elevational gradient in the White Mountain National 
Forest, NH from mid-May through July. Technicians will be responsible 
for working effectively under the direction of a graduate student 
primarily on Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Washington in the Presidential Range. 
The majority of the time will be spent locating and monitoring thrush 
nests. However, the technician will also have the opportunity to help 
with a radio telemetry study on red squirrels at the same field 
locations. Housing will be provided in a cottage on the Bartlett 
Experimental Forest in Bartlett, NH. Located in the heart of the highest 
peaks of the White Mountains, these positions offer a great opportunity 
to work and recreate in spectacular mountains while gaining valuable 
field experience.  Qualifications: Qualified technicians will preferably 
have experience locating and monitoring passerine nests and identifying 
species of eastern songbirds. The applicant must have good communication 
skills, a positive and adventurous attitude, and a strong work ethic. We 
will consider applicants lacking experience if they can provide 
evidence, via references and an interview, that they are exceptional 
ecologists and extremely fast learners. The applicant must enjoy working 
in wet and insanely buggy (black flies and mosquitoes) conditions. 
Compensation: $400-$500/week depending on experience  To Apply: To 
apply, please send a cover letter, CV and contact information for three 
professional references to (EM:  daveking AT eco.umass.edu).

HAWKWATCHER FOR 40TH ANNUAL SEASON  at Coastal Virginia Wildlife 
Observatory.  Website: http://www.cvwo.org  Location: Kiptopeke State 
Park, Virginia.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Temporary. Application 
Deadline: 15 May 2016.  Job Description: Conduct daily counts of 
southbound migrant hawks from Kiptopeke State Park; total count by 
species and log weather observations hourly, and daily; interact with 
visitors to the Hawkwatch Platform, making an effort to further the 
educational mission of CVWO. The Hawkwatcher will prepare a report at 
the close of the season reflecting the migration. Contract Period: 
September 1 through November 30, 2016. The Hawkwatch is expected to be 
in operation from about sunrise to about sunset each day except during 
rain or high winds. Toward the end of the season the daily operation may 
be adjusted to the actual hours of the migration flight which becomes 
shortened. Throughout the season qualified volunteers will relieve the 
Hawkwatcher for occasional days or half-days off. Living Quarters: A new 
facility three miles away at Eastern Shore of VA National Wildlife 
Refuge is available during the period at no cost for the Hawkwatcher and 
will be shared with other field staff. Shared kitchen, bathroom and 
laundry facilities are provided. Interaction with the Public: The 
Hawkwatcher should assume the responsibility for helping individuals 
visiting the Platform expand their knowledge and identification skills, 
but such effort should be at a level that does not interfere with the 
accuracy of the count. An effort should be made to educate visitors to 
the Platform about CVWO and about the role the Hawkwatch plays in 
gaining scientific data. Data: The migration data collected each day 
must be entered into the computer database at Hawkcount.org regularly so 
that computer records do not lag appreciably. A computer will be 
provided by CVWO if needed. At the conclusion of the season the original 
daily sheets must be delivered to CVWO. Final Report: By 12/31/16 the 
Hawkwatcher must prepare and deliver to CVWO an electronic copy of a 
report detailing the operation of the Hawkwatch for the season.  
Qualifications: Candidate must have proven ability to identify North 
American raptors in flight. This position is not an opportunity for 
on-the-job training. Previous experience at a hawkwatch is preferred.  
Compensation: $1750 per month for 3 months, paid in semimonthly 
installments on the 1st and 16th of the month. The last payment will be 
held until the Final Report is received. To assist with the cost of 
travel CVWO will reimburse sub-contractors $.15 per mile from the point 
of origination directly to Kiptopeke up to $200. Accurate odometer 
records will be required in writing. Tolls will not be reimbursed. To 
apply for this position please send a detailed resume, including contact 
information for two or more individuals who can attest to your 
qualifications, to Raptor Team Leader BRIAN TABER at (EM: taberzz AT 
aol.com) .

SEABIRD RESEARCH ASSISTANT  at Institute for Seabird Research and 
Conservation.  Location: Anchorage, Alaska.  Duration: 3.5 months. Job 
Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 25 Apr 
2016.  Job Description: Watch, handle, and interact with seabirds like 
you would at no other field camp in the world. Spend your summer 
assisting with a long term study of seabird population ecology on 
Middleton Island, Alaska. Located in the northern Gulf of Alaska, 
Middleton Island supports colonies of pelagic cormorants, glaucous 
winged gulls, black-legged kittiwakes, common murres, rhinoceros 
auklets, and tufted puffins. Work as part of an international crew 
monitoring the breeding biology of these species at this remote site. 
Positions begin ~ 3 May and continue through 15 August 2016. 
Availability and commitment for the whole study period is essential. 
Expect to spend your time monitoring breeding parameters of colonial 
nesting birds on both an abandoned radar tower colony and on natural 
breeding habitat. Tower monitoring includes feeding, nest site 
attendance, weighing and measuring birds, and banding. Activities on 
natural breeding habitats burrow monitoring, walking plots, weighing and 
measuring chicks, banding, counts, and more. Expect to work long hours 
in inclement weather. Qualifications: Matriculation in or recent 
graduation from a university program in wildlife ecology, biology, 
marine science or a related field is preferred, but not necessarily 
required. On-the-job training will usually suffice.  Compensation: 
Receive paid roundtrip airfare to Anchorage, Alaska (and to Middleton 
Island) from anywhere in the lower 48, food and lodging while 
volunteering for the project, $5/day per diem (approximately $500 at end 
of season).  To Apply: Send CV and email contact for two references to 
Scott Hatch (EM: shatch.isrc AT gmail.com, PH: 907-345-6056 or 
907-301-6352),Institute for Seabird Research and Conservation, 
Anchorage, Alaska. Positions will be filled as qualified applicants are 
identified.

SEABIRD ISLAND SUPERVISOR  at National Audubon Society Seabird 
Restoration Program.  Website: http://projectpuffin.audubon.org 
Location: Islands on the Maine coast.  Duration: May-Aug.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 15 May 2016.  Job Description: *1 
position still available. Start date in May negotiable. Position ends on 
August 14. Audubon's Seabird Restoration Program manages seven island 
research stations off the coast of Maine, each of which is led by an 
Island Supervisor. Work includes, but is not limited to: Managing 
multiple concurrent seabird research projects; training and supervising 
Research Assistants, interns, and volunteers; creating daily work 
schedules; monitoring seabird populations, productivity, and growth; 
conducting seabird diet studies; banding and resighting birds; removing 
invasive vegetation; educating island visitors; conducting predator 
management; data entry and proofing; camp maintenance; and coordinating 
logistics with mainland staff. Study species vary by island and may 
include terns, puffins, Razorbills, guillemots, storm-petrels, and 
gulls. Living and working on offshore islands are required. Conditions 
are rustic; at each island, a cabin or wall tent serves as the base of 
field operations, and field team members sleep in their own tents. 
Island field stations have limited electricity (solar panels power 
research needs), propane stoves, composting toilets, and no running 
water. Island field teams range in size from 2 to 6 people (depending on 
island and time of year). All field team members participate in seabird 
research and camp maintenance duties. Days can be long and weekend work 
may be required. Island Supervisors will spend the entire field season 
living on island. Supervisors working on inshore islands (3 of the 7 
islands) will be able to go ashore about every 1-2 weeks to procure food 
and supplies for the field station. Inshore Island Supervisors must 
possess a valid driver’s license, and a personal vehicle is desirable. 
On offshore islands, food and supplies will be delivered approximately 
every two weeks, and supervisors are responsible for submitting a 
grocery/supply list prior to scheduled deliveries. Food and worker’s 
compensation insurance are provided, as well as housing when on the 
mainland and camping space on the islands.  Qualifications: Bachelor’s 
degree in biology or related field with several seasons of field 
experience. Must be in excellent physical condition and have wilderness 
camping experience. Bird banding experience is required. Ability to work 
independently and as part of a team, and to get along with people of 
diverse backgrounds. Capable of working long hours outdoors in variable 
weather conditions. Comfortable on the water in small boats; rowing 
experience is helpful. For supervisors on inshore islands, experience 
operating small motorboats is required, and a personal vehicle may be 
necessary for these positions. Supervisors on offshore islands will not 
operate motorboats. Experience with the following: spotting scopes, 
binoculars, bird banding equipment, camping equipment, basic hand tools. 
A sense of humor, dedication to wildlife conservation, and passion for 
seabirds and isolated islands. Desirable: Previous experience leading 
and training field crews; Experience with predator control, hunting 
and/or trapping; Experience with the following: outboard engine 
care/basic maintenance, inflatable boat repair, boat safety equipment, 
solar power systems, and VHF radios. Must provide own binoculars, tent, 
sleeping pad, and sleeping bag.  Compensation: $455-475/week (depending 
on island and experience) + food and accommodations.  To Apply: Submit a 
cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references with contact information. 
Applications must be submitted on Audubon's career website: 
http://www.audubon.org/careers Click on 'Current Opportunities' and 
search keyword 'seabird'. If you applied in winter and are still 
available, send an email indicating continued interest to (EM: pshannon 
AT audubon.org).

WILDLIFE: AVIAN ECOLOGY TEMPORARY FACULTY POSITION  at Humboldt State 
University.  Website: http://apptrkr.com/777852  Location: Arcata, CA.  
Duration: Open.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 27 Jun 
2016.  Job Description: Humboldt State University Vacancy Announcement 
Temporary Faculty Position Starting August 2016 Department of Wildlife 
Job #7681 Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals 
of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the 
highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the 
state DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University’s Department of Wildlife 
invites applications for one full-time temporary faculty position in 
Avian Ecology for academic year 2016/2017. The initial appointment will 
be for the Fall 2016 semester. Subsequent reappointment for Spring 2017 
will be contingent upon budget, programmatic need and satisfactory 
performance evaluation. Depending on available funding, programmatic 
need and satisfactory performance evaluation, we anticipate renewing 
this position in future terms. SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is dependent 
on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California 
State University Salary Schedule is available at:  
http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/salary/Salary-Schedule.pdf. Humboldt 
State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. 
Information about the benefits plans can be found at: 
http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An 
earned M.S. or equivalent in Wildlife, Ecology, Conservation or related 
field from an accredited college or university is required at the time 
of appointment. An earned Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in the 
areas listed above from an accredited college or university is 
preferred. The successful candidate must demonstrate the following: • 
Evidence of effective undergraduate teaching using a variety of 
methodologies; • Expertise with ecology, conservation and management of 
birds; • Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a 
learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse 
backgrounds; • Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses; 
and • Willingness to participate in the development of online learning 
experiences. At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if 
not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of 
Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. 
Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire. For information on 
University support for visa acquisition for temporary faculty, please 
visit: http://www.humboldt.edu/aavp/visiting-faculty. Evidence of 
degree(s) is required at time of hire. PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: 
Instructional assignments may include: Ornithology, Advanced 
Ornithology, Principles of Wildlife Management, Wildlife Conservation, 
Wildlife Ethology, Senior Thesis, and Conservation and Management of a 
taxonomic group consistent with candidate’s expertise. Instructional 
assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the 
department and students. The primary professional responsibilities of 
instructional faculty members in temporary positions are teaching, 
maintaining office hours and working collaboratively and productively 
with colleagues. GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Wildlife at 
Humboldt State University enjoys a strong reputation for excellent 
undergraduate and Master’s level graduate education balanced with active 
applied research. It is a thriving program with 400+ students and has 
experienced significant growth in recent years. Additional information 
about the Department of Wildlife can be found at: 
http://www.humboldt.edu/wildlife/. APPLICATION: Qualified candidates 
should submit electronically the following materials: • Letter of 
application; • Curriculum vitae; • Application for Academic Employment: 
http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/757 • Supplemental Application for 
Academic Employment: http://www.humboldt.edu/applicantsurvey/ • Graduate 
transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); • 
Teaching portfolio; and • Three letters of recommendation. Signed 
letters of recommendation may be e-mailed or mailed separately from the 
other application materials. Additional application materials may be 
requested at a later time. Submission of the application materials 
should be sent as a single PDF document, in the order listed above to: 
(EM: wildlife7681 AT humboldt.edu) In letter of application, please 
refer to Job #7681. Please direct any other questions pertaining to this 
position, the Wildlife Department, or Humboldt State University to: Dr. 
MARK COLWELL, Search Committee Chair Department of Wildlife Humboldt 
State University One Harpst Street Arcata, California 95521-8299 (PH: 
707-826-3723 EM: wildlife7681 AT humboldt.edu) APPLICATION DEADLINE: 
This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to 
completed applications received no later than April 25, 2016. Early 
response is encouraged. ? It is the responsibility of the applicant to 
provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of 
required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required 
prior to the appointment date. A background check (including a criminal 
records check, employment verification, and education verification) must 
be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. 
Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, 
and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a 
background check may affect the application status of applicants or 
continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the 
position. All CSU employees are obligated to respond to and report 
incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. The successful 
candidate for this position will be mandated to receive relevant 
training on an annual basis. The person holding this position is 
considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and 
Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements 
set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 
Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal 
Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment 
without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, 
sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, 
genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, 
protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. If 
accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview 
process, please contact Human Resources at (PH: 707-826-3626, EM: hsuhr 
AT humboldt.edu).  Qualifications: See Job Description. Compensation: 
See Job Description.  To Apply: Apply online at: 
http://apptrkr.com/http://apptrkr.com/777852

GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN FIELD TECHNICIAN-NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA  at MN 
Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, University of Minnesota.  
Website: http://mncoopunit.cfans.umn.edu/  Location: Field sites across 
northwestern Minnesota.  Duration: 4 months, May-Aug 2016 (start and end 
dates flexible).  Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 22 Apr 
2016.  Job Description: The Minnesota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife 
Research Unit at the University of Minnesota is looking for one field 
technician to join a graduate researcher for the 2016 spring-summer 
field season. The position duties will be to conduct vegetation surveys 
and verify land-cover classification. Project description: The objective 
of this study is to provide a better understanding of the relationship 
between CRP enrollments (and the resulting landscape) and greater 
prairie-chicken populations to provide information necessary to plan and 
manage CRP enrollments to maximize the potential for greater 
prairie-chicken conservation. The focus of this field work will be to 
investigate aspects of the relationship between greater prairie-chickens 
in Minnesota and vegetation structure and composition in privately and 
publically managed grasslands that have not been adequately evaluated 
and have high potential to impact greater prairie-chicken conservation 
in Minnesota. The field season will begin mid- May and continue through 
Mid-August. Work is full-time (40 hours/week) and will be conducted in a 
variety of weather conditions. Salary will be $800-960/every 2 weeks 
depending on experience. Transportation and housing will be provided 
throughout the season, but facilities will vary based on survey 
location. This will be a 4-month, seasonal position and no other 
benefits are offered. Technician will be employed through the University 
of Minnesota.  Qualifications: Candidates for this position should have 
experience conducting vegetation sampling and identification, be 
physically fit enough to spend the work day outdoors hiking continuously 
and carrying equipment to sites, and experience using handheld GPS 
units. The candidate must possess a passion for natural resources, 
excellent communication skills, be detail-oriented, maintain a positive 
attitude in a variety of working conditions, and a drive to complete 
daily projects in a timely manner. Another essential aspect of this 
position is the ability to conduct fieldwork respectfully and 
professionally as the technician will work on private property. Previous 
experience communicating with private landowners is preferred, but not 
necessary. Surveys may require driving on poorly maintained roads, so 
ability to operate 4-wheel drive vehicles, a valid and current driver’s 
license, and a clean driving record is necessary. Compensation: $10-12 
hourly depending on experience.  To Apply: Interested applicants should 
send a brief letter detailing qualifications and interest, resume or CV, 
and contact information for 2-3 references to KALY ADKINS, (EM: adkin118 
AT umn.edu) . Review of applications will begin immediately.

AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at The University of Arizona, School of 
Natural Resources and the Environment.  Website: 
http://snre.arizona.edu/  Location: Tucson, AZ.  Duration: 12-14 weeks.  
Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 15 Apr 2016. Job 
Description: The School of Natural Resources and the Environment is 
hiring one Avian Research Technician with experience surveying birds and 
vegetation to work as a part of a small team to survey southwestern 
willow flycatchers, other riparian birds, and their habitat features at 
sites in Arizona and possibly New Mexico, Nevada and California. Duties 
and Responsibilities: • Help with all aspects of a study to identify key 
habitat features of southwestern willow flycatchers and other birds in 
riparian areas of the southwestern US. • Follow protocols for surveying 
breeding birds, including identifying birds by sight and sound, and 
measuring vegetation and other habitat features. • Surveys for birds 
will involve passive listening, active song/call playback and 
distance-sampling methods. • Data entry, and care and maintenance of 
equipment and vehicles. Timeline: 40 hours/week. Start date: 2 May 2016, 
End date: 30 July 2016 (some flexibility with start/end dates, but must 
attend USFWS training workshop in Tucson 12-13 May 2016). Location: 
Field work will be in riparian areas of Arizona and possibly New Mexico, 
Nevada and California. Extensive travel and camping will be required. 
Our base of operations will be Tucson, Arizona.  Qualifications: Minimum 
Qualifications: • Some education in wildlife science, ecology, zoology 
or closely related field. • Ability to identify southwestern and western 
riparian birds by sight and sound (bird identification skills required). 
• Strong communication skills and ability to work independently. • 
Tolerate challenging field conditions including high heat and humidity, 
presence of biting insects, mud and thick vegetation. • Willingness to 
camp near survey locations. • Valid driver’s license and willingness to 
travel regularly to and from survey sites. • Current eligibility to work 
in the U.S.A. • Unless currently permitted, must attend USFWS 
southwestern willow flycatcher ecology and survey methods workshop prior 
to field season (12-13 May 2016 near Tucson). Preferred Qualifications: 
• Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Science, Ecology or Zoology or 
closely related field. • Two years of experience surveying birds using 
point-count and distance-sampling methods. • Knowledge of and experience 
with birds of the West and Southwest. • Field identification of plants 
common to riparian areas of the southwestern US. • Possess USFWS permit 
to survey for southwestern willow flycatchers or recently attended USFWS 
workshop. • Current First Aid/CPR certification.  Compensation: $10.86 - 
$13.75 Per Hour (DOE).   To apply, please go to 
http://uacareers.com/postings/8933

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT - LOVELY FAIRY-WRENS IN CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA at 
University of Melbourne (Australia).  Location: Cairns, Australia.  
Duration: 10 weeks to 5 months.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of 
Openings: 2 - 4. Application Deadline: 23 Apr 2016.  Job Description: We 
are looking for two field assistants to help monitor a colour-banded 
population of Lovely fairy-wrens in Cairns, Australia, for a research 
project on female ornamentation from University of Melbourne. Time 
period: From early July or mid September to end of November. Assistants 
are expected to stay for a minimum of 10 weeks, but a period of 5 months 
is preferred. Duties: Regular mist-netting, censusing of colour-banded 
birds, searching for and monitoring nests, recording song, behavioural 
observations, territory mapping, video analysis, data proofing and 
assisting in behavioural experiments. Working days are long, with early 
starts six days a week. Enthusiasm, self-motivation and organisation, 
and a strong work ethic are a must.  Qualifications: Mist-netting, 
banding, experience monitoring colour-banded birds and nest-searching. 
Must also be early riser, physically fit, able to work in extreme 
weather conditions (hot, humid, and occasional tropical rain), maintain 
a positive attitude and enjoy shared living conditions. Good knowledge 
of English is a requirement. Having experience in behavioural 
observations and a driving licence is a plus but not a requirement.  
Compensation: Free onsite accommodation is provided, but assistants 
cover travel to the site and their own food costs. The project will 
reimburse up to AUD$500/month (5 months= $2500) or week $125/week (10 
weeks=$1250) towards receipted food and travel expenses. Assistants will 
have the opportunity to enjoy the unique wildlife of North Queensland 
and leisure time to visit Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef or the world 
heritage rainforests.  To Apply: For more information contact: ANA 
LEITAO (EM: anamvleitao AT gmail.com). To apply, please email a letter 
outlining previous relevant field research experience, availability (5 
months or 10 weeks and start time) and a CV including names and contact 
information for 3 referees. Applications received until the 23th of 
April 2016 will receive full consideration. Later applications may be 
considered.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN WILDLIFE ECOLOGY & MANAGEMENT  at Wageningen 
University.  Website: 

http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/Jobs/Vacancies/Show/Assistant-Professor-in-Wildlife-Ecology-and-Management.htm 

Location: Wageningen, Netherlands.  Duration: Tenure Track.  Job Type: 
Professor.  Application Deadline: 26 Apr 2016.  Job Description: The 
Resource Ecology Group of Wageningen University invites applications for 
the position of Assistant Professor in Wildlife Ecology & Management. As 
part of a challenging career path, the new Assistant Professor will take 
a leading role in research on wildlife population dynamics, foraging, 
habitat use and animal movement. Special attention will be given to 
wildlife community interactions and management implications related to 
changing human-modified systems. S/he will teach at the BSc and MSc 
levels in two programs (Biology and Forest & Nature Conservation), 
recruit and co-supervise PhD students, attract external funding, and 
contribute to the international profile of the group in the field of 
wildlife ecology and management. Qualifications: The successful 
candidate preferentially: holds a PhD in animal ecology; has carried out 
field work and has extensive knowledge of (European) land use issues in 
relation to animal population dynamics; has excellent skills in research 
design, data analysis, organization, communication, and scientific 
writing; is well-versed in interdisciplinary research methods and the 
(statistical) analysis of large data sets; has an outstanding 
publication record and international research profile; has a clear 
long-term vision for contributing to the field of wildlife ecology and 
wildlife management; has a passion for teaching and is an inspiring 
teacher with proven experience in course development and in teaching to 
international classes at both undergraduate and graduate levels; 
actively participates in (inter)national (European) networks; has been 
successful in obtaining (European) research grants in competitive 
funding schemes; has excellent command of English; is willing to learn 
Dutch (non-Dutch candidates). In the Resource Ecology Group, the 
following personal competences and qualities are particularly important: 
creativity, innovation, interdisciplinarity, communication, 
collaboration, scientific vision, team-orientation, willingness and 
ability to conduct fieldwork in remote places, and passion for 
education. Compensation: We offer you a full time (38 hours per week) 
contract for initially 3 years, which can lead to a permanent employment 
contract. Salary depends on knowledge and experience. Maximum salary € 
4.654,-a month (gross) (scale 11) based on a full time employment.  To 
Apply: See link for full details. 

http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/Jobs/Vacancies/Show/Assistant-Professor-in-Wildlife-Ecology-and-Management.htm 

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FIELD ASSISTANTS NEEDED FOR FERRUGINOUS HAWK RESEARCH PROJECT  at 
University of Alberta.  Location: Edmonton, Alberta.  Duration: Open.  
Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 1-2. Application Deadline: 26 
Mar 2016.  Job Description: We are looking to hire 1-2 field assistants 
for an ongoing collaborative University of Alberta & Environment Canada 
study on the relationship between Ferruginous Hawks and the energy 
sector in Alberta. Tasks include nest searching and monitoring, 
behavioural observation, capture, banding, automatic recording unit 
(ARU) setup. Additional duties will include landowner communication, 
identifying habitat characteristics, and other related tasks. Applicants 
must have excellent note-taking skills (detailed and accurate), valid 
class 5 driver’s license with clean record, be capable of driving long 
distances, and cannot be afraid of heights, bugs, or heat. Top 
applicants will possess: strong communication skills, raptor (and 
overall avian ID experience), some bird (raptor) handling experience, 
strong climbing ability, and aptitude for technology based work. 
Additional assets include driving 4WD trucks, vegetation identification 
experience, knowledge of Alberta’s Species At Risk, and navigational 
skills. Pay rate for field assistants ranges between $2500 - $3000 
CDN/month depending on experience. Housing and food are included while 
in the field. Work period typically consists of a 10 days on / 4 days 
off rotation; this is flexible, but overall work period amounts to 22 
days/month. Work terms starting in both early April continuing through 
July 31 with the possibility of extension. Field work is primarily in 
southern Alberta, with some potential travel to southern Saskatchewan.  
Qualifications: Tasks include nest searching and monitoring, behavioural 
observation, capture, banding, automatic recording unit (ARU) setup. 
Additional duties will include landowner communication, identifying 
habitat characteristics, and other related tasks. Applicants must have 
excellent note-taking skills (detailed and accurate), valid class 5 
driver’s license with clean record, be capable of driving long 
distances, and cannot be afraid of heights, bugs, or heat. Top 
applicants will possess: strong communication skills, raptor (and 
overall avian ID experience), some bird (raptor) handling experience, 
strong climbing ability, and aptitude for technology based work. 
Additional assets include driving 4WD trucks, vegetation identification 
experience, knowledge of Alberta’s Species At Risk, and navigational 
skills.  Compensation: $2500-3000 CDN/ month  To Apply: Apply early 
before the positions are filled! Only applicants selected for interviews 
will be contacted. Please send a resume, cover letter, three references, 
and available start date to: NICK PARAYKO (EM: nparaykoATualberta.ca).

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Northern Arizona University/Colorado Plateau 
Research Station.  Website: 
http://nau.edu/centers-institutes/colorado-plateau-research-station/ 
Location: Gila River, AZ San Juan River, UT.  Duration: 2.5 months. Job 
Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 3.  Application Deadline: 8 Apr 
2016.  Job Description: Colorado Plateau Research Station/Northern 
Arizona University is seeking Avian Field Technicians to assist in 
conducting Peregrine Falcon, Southwestern Willow Flycatcher and 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo studies located along the upper Gila River, AZ and 
San Juan River, UT. These are temporary, hourly positions. Start date 
for all positions is 7 May 2015; end dates range from late-July to 
mid-August 2015. Primary field duties will include conducting 
standardized early morning broadcast surveys, nest searching, nest 
monitoring and data entry. Additional duties include deploying data 
loggers and monitoring the presence and effects of tamarisk leaf 
beetles.  Qualifications: Job Requirements: Prefer a minimum of one 
field season of avian research; ability to work closely with other 
biologists; have full hearing and color vision; ability to stoop/crawl 
through dense vegetation and tolerance of hot temperatures, high 
humidity, and biting insects; current eligibility to work in the U.S; a 
valid driver’s license preferred Skills and Experience: Prefer 
experience with Peregrine Falcon, Southwestern Willow Flycatchers and 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo survey protocol, nest monitoring of open-cup 
passerines, and identification of southwestern U.S. riparian birds. 
Application Directions: A current resume must be received along with a 
cover letter and contacts for three (3) professional references. Send to 
(EM: matthew.johnson nau.edu) or call (PH: 928-523-7764). Compensation: 
Pay range is $13.50 – $15.50 per hour depending on experience. We will 
provide vehicles and housing will be provided to live in Safford, AZ. 
Camping will be required on the San Juan River.  To Apply: Application 
Directions: A current resume must be received along with a cover letter 
and contacts for three (3) professional references. Send to (EM: 
matthew.johnson nau.edu) or call (PH:   928-523-7764).

SPRING MIGRATION BIRD BANDING INTERN(S)  at Biodiversity Research 
Institute.  Website: http://www.briloon.org  Location: Greater Portland, 
ME.  Duration: Position begins April 15, 2016 – June 10, 2016 (with some 
flexibility in dates) with the possibility of extension through Aug 10, 
2016.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 1-3. Application Deadline: 
25 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Biodiversity Research Institute seeks 
bird-banding interns (1-3) to assist at our migration banding station in 
West Falmouth, ME at River Point Conservation Area. The intern will 
support daily operations at the banding station beginning at or before 
dawn and continuing for about eight hours. Candidates should anticipate 
exposure to ticks, mosquitoes and biting flies, and variable weather 
conditions. The intern is expected to provide assistance with data 
entry, vegetation surveys, and educational demonstrations. This 
positions offers the chance to observe on a range of ongoing research 
projects.  Qualifications: The ideal candidate has a keen interest in 
learning to: identify birds by sight and sound, age and sex birds in the 
hand, and collect data in a rigorous manner for research and monitoring 
efforts. Experience handling birds is a plus but we are willing to train 
less experienced individuals committed to developing safe bird handling 
skills and bird extraction from mist nets. Willingness to work as a team 
member with BRI staff and volunteers is required.  Compensation: This 
position is unpaid and personal vehicle is required. Housing may be 
available for qualified candidates.  To Apply: please send a resume, 
list of three references, and a cover letter describing your interest, 
skills, and goals by e-mail to (EM: patrick.keenan briloon.org) by March 
25, 2016.

NEST BOX MONITOR(S)/NEST SEARCHERS(S)  at Biodiversity Research 
Institute.  Website: http://www.briloon.org  Location: Greater Portland, 
ME.  Duration: Position begins May 1, 2016 – August 10, 2016 (with some 
flexibility in dates).  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 1-2. 
Application Deadline: 25 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Biodiversity 
Research Institute seeks volunteer interns to support our nest box 
monitoring efforts in the Greater Portland Area and Veery nest searches 
at River Point Conservation Area.The intern will work independently and 
coordinate with external partners, BRI staff, and volunteers to monitor 
established nest boxes at several sites, assist with banding nestling 
and adult birds, and record and enter data to Cornell’s NestWatch 
Program.  Qualifications: No experience is necessary. The ideal 
candidate has a keen interest in bird conservation and research, 
knowledge of birds and, most importantly an interest in learning. 
Candidates should anticipate exposure to ticks, mosquitoes and biting 
flies, and variable weather conditions. Coursework in biology and 
environmental science are a plus. Compensation: This position is unpaid 
and personal vehicle is required. Housing may be available for qualified 
candidates.  To Apply: please send a resume, list of three references, 
and a cover letter describing your interest, skills, and goals by e-mail 
to (EM: patrick.keenan briloon.org) by March 25, 2016.

TERN COLONY BIOLOGISTS  at Massachusetts Div. Fisheries & Wildlife.  
Website: 

http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dfg/dfw/natural-heritage/species-information-and-conservation/rare-birds/buzzards-bay-tern-restoration-project.html 

Location: islands in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts.  Duration: 2.5 - 3 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 5-7. Job Description: 
TERN COLONY MANAGERS (2-3) and INTERNS (1-4), and PREDATOR CONTROL 
ASSISTANT (1) are needed to restore rare and endangered terns to Bird, 
Ram, and Penikese Islands in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. These islands 
support nearly half the North American population of the federally 
endangered Roseate Tern; active management to protect the population is 
critical to recovery. Activities include censusing of Common, Roseate, 
and Arctic Terns; monitoring tern growth and productivity; trapping and 
banding adults and chicks; participating in studies of terns carrying 
transmitters; reading bands on adults through spotting scopes; 
monitoring productivity of American Oystercatchers; discouragement, 
control, censusing, and monitoring productivity of Herring and Great 
Black-backed Gulls; habitat management; maintaining field notebooks; and 
data management. Managers will supervise interns/assistant and write an 
end-of-season report. A base crew of 2 people (1 Manager, 1 
Intern/Assistant) will work on Penikese, and a base crew of 2-3 people 
will alternate between Bird and Ram. One intern will rotate among the 
three islands. RAM/BIRD: Crew will travel to islands on a daily basis in 
a small boat on an irregular 5 day/week schedule. Mainland crew house 
will be provided. Managers and/or interns should have prior experience 
in handling of outboard motorboats, but basic training will be provided 
to all staff. PENIKESE: Crew will set up and live in a field camp on the 
island and work on an irregular 5-7 day/week schedule depending on 
weather conditions and on an irregular boat schedule to the island 
(boating skills not required). Applicants must be able to carry heavy 
field equipment a distance of ½ mile for camp set-up and break-down, and 
be comfortable living in a remote island setting with limited facilities 
for up to 2-3 weeks at a time. Mainland housing available for days off.  
Qualifications: ALL POSITIONS: Candidates should be self-motivated, 
organized, mature, have a strong work ethic, pay close attention to 
detail, be able to live and work cooperatively with others, be able to 
maintain a positive attitude under a heavy workload, and be in good 
physical condition. Most incumbents should be willing to use own 
vehicles. Managers preferably should have previous supervisory and bird 
banding experience. Interns: previous field experience looked upon 
favorably, but enthusiasm and strong work ethic are more important; good 
opportunity for an undergraduate/recent graduate to gain field skills. 
Work on weekends and holidays is expected. Persons hired will spend 
significant time in Southeastern Massachusetts, but may also report to 
the Westborough field office for up to 2 weeks at the end of the 
employment period. PREDATOR CONTROL ASSISTANT: Must be a Massachusetts 
resident with a valid Firearms Identification Card or License to Carry 
at the time of application and throughout the duration of employment. 
Must have: expertise with hunting and/or predator control utilizing 
firearms; a good working knowledge of Massachusetts firearm laws; and 
willingness to work regularly or mostly at night. Incumbent must be an 
exceptionally responsible individual. The assistant will spend time at 
any site at which predator control is needed, but it is anticipated that 
a majority of time will be spent on Penikese Island. Work will average 
5-6 days/week; schedule is likely to be irregular.  Compensation: 
Managers $14-17/h; Predator Control Assistant $11-15/h; Interns 
$10-13/h.  To Apply: You must apply online via the MassCareers website. 
Emailed applications will not be accepted; email address (EM: 
carolyn.mostello state.ma.us) is for questions only. Go to: 

http://www.mass.gov/anf/employment-equal-access-disability/masscareers/masscareers.html. 

Click on “Find a Job.” Then under “Agency,” select “Dept. of Fish & 
Game.” Applications received within 14 days of the posting date are 
prioritized. Manager and Intern positions were posted on 2/23; Predator 
Control Assistant will be posted shortly.

GRADUATE ASSISTANT (M.S.), POPULATION GENETICS  at Austin Peay State 
University.  Website: http://www.apsu.edu/biology  Location: 
Clarksville, TN.  Duration: 2 years.  Job Type: Student. Application 
Deadline: 15 May 2016.  Job Description: Seeking a GRADUATE STUDENT 
(M.S.) to study population genetic structure of Seaside Sparrows. We are 
seeking a motivated student to help carry out a population genetic 
analysis of Seaside Sparrows (Ammodramus maritimus) along the Atlantic 
coast. The successful candidate has a demonstrated ability or 
willingness to learn all lab aspects of a population genetics project – 
from DNA extraction to analysis and publication. Support for the 
position is currently pending; if funded the student would be based at 
Austin Peay State University in lovely Clarksville, TN.  Qualifications: 
Experience with basic lab techniques (DNA extraction, PCR, etc.) 
desirable but not absolutely essential. An ability and desire to learn 
and understand population genetics as a conservation tool is essential.  
Compensation: Support would include ca. $11,200/yr stipend for two 
years, and tuition waiver.   To apply, please send a cover letter, CV or 
resumé, undergraduate transcripts and GRE scores (unofficial ok), and 
contact information for three references (phone #, email) to DR. STEFAN 
WOLTMANN (EM: woltmanns AT apsu DOT edu). Position is open pending 
funding, but would ideally start in Fall 2016. APSU is an Equal 
Opportunity Employer.

GRASSLAND BIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Bird Ecology and Conservation 
Ontario.  Website: http://www.beco-birds.org/  Location: Renfrew County, 
ON.  Duration: 8 weeks.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 21 
Mar 2016.  Job Description: Bird Ecology and Conservation Ontario (BECO) 
is seeking a highly motivated Grassland Bird Field Technician to assist 
with a Bobolink research project investigating the effects of rotational 
grazing strategies in Renfrew County. BECO is a small non-profit 
organization focused on using ecological research to further the 
conservation of birds in Ontario. This is an 8-week position starting 
May 9, 2016. Primary responsibilities include bird surveys, nest 
monitoring, and data entry. Applicants must be eligible for Canada 
Summer Jobs funding and have access to their own vehicle for the 
duration of the position (mileage for field work will be reimbursed). 
Field housing in Renfrew County will be provided for the duration of the 
position. TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: •Bird surveys in agricultural 
areas •Searching for and monitoring Bobolink and other grassland bird 
nests •Data entry •Communicating with landowners •Assisting with other 
field work as required (e.g., collecting vegetation data) 
Qualifications: •Strong interest in avian ecology and conservation 
•Excellent auditory and visual bird identification skills •Acute 
observation skills •Willing and able to work independently in a field 
setting •Strong organizational and record keeping skills •Self-motivated 
and able to work with little supervision •Comfortable working early 
mornings and in variable weather conditions •Able to navigate in the 
field using a map, compass, and GPS •Proficient in Microsoft Excel and 
Access •Valid driver’s licence, good driving record, and access to own 
vehicle with valid insurance Preference will be given to candidates who 
(1) have prior experience with bird surveys and nest monitoring, (2) 
have the ability to identify the majority of bird species in southern 
Ontario by sight and sound, and (3) are working towards or have 
completed a degree in wildlife biology or a related discipline. In 
addition, candidates should have good interpersonal skills and the 
ability to foster and maintain good relationships with landowners. First 
aid certification is also an asset. Applicants must be eligible for 
Canada Summer Jobs funding. To meet the eligibility criteria you must: 
•be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; •have 
been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and 
intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic 
year; •be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom 
refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee 
Protection Act; and, •be legally entitled to work in Canada in 
accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and 
regulations.  Compensation: $1,800 to $2,000 per month   To apply, send 
a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to 
ZOÉ LEBRUN-SOUTHCOTT (zoe AT beco-birds.org). Please indicate in your 
cover letter that you (1) meet the Canada Summer Jobs eligibility 
criteria and (2) have access to your own vehicle for the duration of the 
position. Submit your application as a single PDF or MS word file. The 
position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. 
Applications will not be considered after March 21, 2016. We thank all 
applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an 
interview will be contacted.

FIELD TECHNICIAN  at University of New Brunswick.  Location: New 
Brunswick, Canada.  Duration: 2 months--end of May through to end of 
July.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2-5. Application 
Deadline: 15 Apr 2016.  Job Description: Field technicians are required 
for the coming summer (end of May through to end of July) field season 
for a study on breeding territories of the Bicknell’s Thrush (Catharus 
bicknelli). Responsibilities in the field will be a combination of 
mist-netting, banding, territory mapping through manual telemetry, 
taking morphometric measurements, and automated telemetry tower 
construction and maintenance. Technicians are expected to help with 
maintaining gear, data entry and camp responsibilities. Technicians 
should be prepared for rugged conditions in the wilderness: long work 
hours (including early mornings, as early as 4AM), camping, insects 
(black flies, mosquittos) and inclement weather.  Qualifications: 
REQUIREMENTS - Undergraduate degree in biology or ecology related field 
(completed or in process) - Comfortable living, traveling, and working 
closely with a small group in basic conditions - Flexibility to an 
unpredictable work schedule - Good physical fitness DESIRED 
QUALIFICATIONS - Experience with mist-netting an asset - Experience 
banding desirable - Experience with manual radio telemetry desirable  
Compensation: - Housing and food at study site provided - Pay is 
approximately $5000 for the summer   To apply, please send a cover 
letter and CV/resume to CHRIS WARD (chrisward27 AT gmail.com) by April 
15th, 2016. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so an 
applicant may be hired before the deadline.

SEASONAL FIELD RESEARCH TECH WITH AN OPTION FOR MS DEGREE PROGRAM ON 
SEABIRD RESTORATION PROJECT  at The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife 
at Oregon State University.  Website: http://fw.oregonstate.edu/  
Location: Anchorage, Alaska.  Duration: May 1 to August 31, 2016.  Job 
Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2016.  Job Description: 
The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University has 
an opening for a Field Research Technician within the Pigeon Guillemot 
Restoration Project in Prince William Sound, Alaska, with the option to 
subsequently matriculate as a graduate student seeking a Masters degree 
in Wildlife Science. Studies will include on-colony behavioral and 
productivity observations, surveys to determine nesting distribution 
(using boats), and diet sampling to determine diet composition of 
nesting Pigeon Guillemots. This is an on-going project in collaboration 
with researchers from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and mink 
trappers from USDA Wildlife Services. This position provides excellent 
field research experience and employees can expect to learn a great deal 
about seabird biology. Depending on interest, performance, and 
qualifications, the successful applicant could subsequently matriculate 
as a graduate student (MS degree) in the Department of Fisheries and 
Wildlife at Oregon State University. Further information about the 
project can be viewed at 

http://www.evostc.state.ak.us/index.cfm?FA=searchResults.projectInfo&Project_ID=2190 

LOCATION: Seasonal Field Technician position to be based out of 
Anchorage, Alaska, but during the field season will live at a field camp 
on Naked Island in Prince William Sound, Alaska. DATES: Full time 
seasonal position with anticipated starting date of May 1, 2016. 
Anticipated ending date is August 31. Work period may be extended beyond 
the anticipated end date as needed; flexibility on end date is 
desirable. SALARY: $2300.00 monthly salary, shared housing and food 
stipend are provided. DUTIES: Field technician position requires long 
hours of data collection, often in suboptimal conditions (wet, cold, and 
windy), with infrequent and irregular time off. The work is physically 
strenuous and involves crawling on knees, bending over or stooping, and 
sitting for extended periods of time using binoculars and spotting 
scopes. Repelling to nests using climbing equipment may also be 
required. All duties must be performed with a high degree of quality, 
uniformity, and timeliness. The employee must work as a team member and 
may be required to live and work in close quarters and in isolated 
settings for extended periods of time. In addition to the duties list 
above, all employees will be expected to assist with field site 
preparation and maintenance, which can be physically demanding at times. 
Qualifications: REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must possess and maintain a 
current, valid Driver’s License, and D.O.I. Motorboat Operators 
Certification Course (MOCC) Certificate (or be willing to obtain one). 
Applicants must also posses a Bachelors degree in Wildlife Science or 
similar field. The seasonal technician will be employed through a 
temporary hiring agency and will be required to pass a drug screening 
and background check. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a 
strong interest in avian ecology, feel comfortable working on small 
boats (current Department of Interior motor boat operator (MOCC) 
certification a plus), and be a good swimmer. Climbing experience is 
also preferred as the job may entail some repelling up to 100 feet. 
Preference will be given for knowledge of boat operation, seabird 
behavior, climbing experience, fish identification experience, and live 
trapping.  Compensation: $2300.00 monthly salary, shared housing and 
food stipend are provided.  To Apply: APPLICATIONS: A complete 
application must consist of an attached SINGLE DOCUMENT (Word or PDF) 
containing; 1) a one page cover letter addressing your qualifications as 
they relate to the specific requirements, qualifications, and duties 
described above, 2) a professional resume, and 3) telephone numbers and 
email addresses of three references familiar with the applicant's 
professional qualifications. Application Documents must be named with 
the following format; Lastname_Firstname_2016PWSField Tech_MS. Microsoft 
Word files preferred. For full consideration apply by March 31, 2016. 
SUBMIT TO: Dr. DANIEL ROBY at (EM: avian.jobs oregonstate.edu) with 
subject line: 2016 PIGU Grad Student Email submissions preferred or send 
hard copies to: Daniel D. Roby, Professor Department of Fisheries and 
Wildlife Oregon State University 104 Nash Hall Corvallis, OR, 97331-3803 
If you have specific questions regarding this position, please contact 
DAVID IRONS (EM: dbironsak gmail.com). OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN 
AA/EOE.

SEASONAL FIELD RESEARCH TECHNICIAN WITH SEABIRD RESTORATION PROJECT at 
The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University.  
Website: http://fw.oregonstate.edu/  Location: Anchorage, Alaska.  
Duration: May 1 to August 31, 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: multiple. Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2016.  Job Description: 
The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University has 
multiple openings Field Technician positions within the Pigeon Guillemot 
Restoration Project in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Studies will 
include on-colony behavioral and productivity observations, surveys to 
determine nesting distribution (using boats), and diet sampling to 
determine diet composition of nesting Pigeon Guillemots. This is an 
on-going project in collaboration with researchers from the U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service and mink trappers from USDA Wildlife Services. This 
position provides excellent field research experience and employees can 
expect to learn a great deal about seabird biology. Further information 
about the project can be viewed at 

http://www.evostc.state.ak.us/index.cfm?FA=searchResults.projectInfo&Project_ID=2190 

LOCATION: Seasonal Field Technician positions to be based out of 
Anchorage, Alaska, but during the field season will live at a field camp 
on Naked Island in Prince William Sound, Alaska. DATES: Full time 
seasonal positions with anticipated starting date of May 1, 2016. 
Anticipated ending date is August 31. Work period may be extended beyond 
the anticipated end date as needed; flexibility on end date is 
desirable. SALARY: $2300.00 monthly salary, shared housing and food 
stipend are provided. DUTIES: Field technician positions require long 
hours of data collection, often in suboptimal conditions (wet, cold, and 
windy), with infrequent and irregular time off. The work is physically 
strenuous and involves crawling on knees, bending over or stooping, and 
sitting for extended periods of time using binoculars and spotting 
scopes. Repelling to nests using climbing equipment may also be 
required. All duties must be performed with a high degree of quality, 
uniformity, and timeliness. The employee must work as a team member and 
may be required to live and work in close quarters and in isolated 
settings for extended periods of time. In addition to the duties list 
above, all employees will be expected to assist with field site 
preparation and maintenance, which can be physically demanding at times. 
Qualifications: REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must possess and maintain a 
current, valid Driver’s License, and D.O.I. Motorboat Operators 
Certification Course (MOCC) Certificate (or be willing to obtain one). 
The seasonal technician will be employed through a temporary hiring 
agency and will be required to pass a drug screening and background 
check. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a strong 
interest in avian ecology, feel comfortable working on small boats 
(current Department of Interior motor boat operator (MOCC) certification 
a plus), and be a good swimmer. Climbing experience is also preferred as 
the job may entail some repelling up to 100 feet. Preference will be 
given for knowledge of boat operation, seabird behavior, climbing 
experience, fish identification experience, live trapping, and 
possession of a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Science or a related 
field.  Compensation: $2300.00 monthly salary, shared housing and food 
stipend are provided.  To Apply: APPLICATIONS: A complete application 
must consist of an attached SINGLE DOCUMENT (Word or PDF) containing; 1) 
a one page cover letter addressing your qualifications as they relate to 
the specific requirements, qualifications, and duties described above, 
2) a professional resume, and 3) telephone numbers and email addresses 
of three references familiar with the applicant's professional 
qualifications. Application Documents must be named with the following 
format; Lastname_Firstname_2016PWSField Tech. Microsoft Word files 
preferred. For full consideration apply by March 31, 2016. SUBMIT TO: 
Dr. DANIEL ROBY at (EM: avian.jobs oregonstate.edu) with subject line: 
2016 PIGU Restoration Tech Email submissions preferred or send hard 
copies to: DANIEL D. ROBY, Professor Department of Fisheries and 
Wildlife Oregon State University 104 Nash Hall Corvallis, OR, 97331-3803 
If you have specific questions regarding this position, please contact 
DAVID IRONS (EM: dbironsak gmail.com). OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN 
AA/EOE.

FIELD ASSISTANT IN AVIAN BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY  at University of Groningen 
& Beijing Normal University.  Location: Dongzhai National Reserve, Henan 
Province, China.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of 
Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 1 May 2016.  Job Description: AVIAN 
FIELD ASSISTANTS needed to study the breeding strategy of Hair-crested 
Drongo in central China from May 7 to August 4. This project is focus on 
the trade-off for males between providing parental efforts and seeking 
extra-pair mating opportunities. The assistants will work with a joint 
PhD student of University of Groningen & Beijing Normal University. 
Duties will include nest searching, mist-netting and banding birds, 
blood sampling, manipulating the condition of parenting birds, behavior 
observation and record, as well as any other works involved in the 
field. Volunteers will have opportunities to learn avian field research 
skills, see many Chinese endemic bird species, and experience the 
Chinese tradition and culture.  Qualifications: Previous experience with 
birds is preferred and basic training such as mist-netting and bird 
banding will also be provided. Personal study project that under the 
general project is supported. Volunteers are expected to spend around 
three months on the work, have strong interest in avian behavior, 
physically fit and be willing to work for long and irregular time in the 
field, and share rooms with others.  Compensation: All expenses in China 
during work period (i.e. housing, foods, and local travels, etc) will be 
covered, but there is no salary, and the assistants are responsible for 
their travel to and from China.  To Apply: Please send a cover letter 
(highlighting the date you could come and the period you could stay) and 
a resume (including the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at 
least 2 references) to Lei Lv (EM: l.lyu rug.nl). Feel free to contact 
Lei with any questions you might have.

BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY OF ACORN WOODPECKERS (POSTDOC)  at Old Dominion 
University.  Website: 
http://www.ericlwalters.org/employment.htm#California  Location: Carmel 
Valley, California.  Duration: 1 year (with option for renewal).  Job 
Type: Post-doc.  Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2016. Job Description: The 
Walters Lab invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate 
position in behavioral ecology beginning in Fall 2016. The successful 
applicant will work with Principal Investigator Walters and 
collaborators, to combine newly-developed tracking technology with 
long-term demographic data and experimental studies to understand why 
helper acorn woodpeckers provision young that are not their own and to 
determine why such striking variability in provisioning behavior exists, 
thereby providing new insights into the ecological drivers of 
cooperative behavior in complex societies. Job Responsibilities: Oversee 
the field component of a long-term project examining the behavioral 
ecology of acorn woodpeckers at Hastings Reserve (Carmel Valley, 
California); Work with the PI and collaborators to combine 
newly-developed tracking technology with long-term demographic data and 
experimental studies to understand why helpers provision young that are 
not their own and to determine why such striking variability in 
provisioning behavior exists, thereby providing new insights into the 
ecological drivers of cooperative behavior in complex societies; 
Coordinate research activities, including (but not limited to): tree 
climbing; capturing birds to color band, sample blood, and attach 
nanotags; establishing and maintaining a grid of nanotag base stations; 
and extensive hiking; Maintain both long-term field and genetic 
databases; Contribute intellectually to the project’s further 
development and success; assist in developing questions, analyzing data, 
and writing up results to better fulfill the goal of understanding the 
proximate and ultimate factors affecting helping behavior in acorn 
woodpeckers; Oversee hiring, training, and mentoring of field interns 
integral to the project; Present results at professional meetings; 
Oversee a seminar series incorporating talks by visiting researchers at 
Hastings Reserve; Lead a weekly journal club that will incorporate REUs, 
field assistants, graduate students, the co-PIs, and researchers from 
other projects when they are on site; Conduct public outreach that 
includes managing film crews, providing interpretive programming to 
visitors of Hastings (including K-12 classes, undergraduate classes, 
biologists attending training workshops, extension classes, and members 
of the public)  Qualifications: The applicant must have a PhD in 
behavioral ecology, population ecology, or related field and should have 
relevant field experience. The applicant will be based at the Hastings 
Reserve (Carmel Valley, California) but will also spend 2 months per 
year at the home institution of the PI and / or collaborators.  
Compensation: $40,000 plus benefits.  To Apply: Applicants should submit 
a CV, list of publications, statement of research interests, career 
goals, and contact information for at least three references to ODU 
Research Foundation Click on the employment tab and follow the link for 
position #16010. https://hera.odurf.odu.edu/careers/ Applicants must 
apply through the Research Foundation - DO NOT send application directly 
to the PI.

PROTHONOTARY WARBLER FIELD TECHNICIAN  at The Ohio State University.  
Website: http://www.christophertonra.com/prothonotary-warbler.html  
Location: Columbus, Ohio.  Duration: 3-4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Application Deadline: 21 Mar 2016.  Job Description: One field 
technician is needed to assist with a Master’s project at the Ohio State 
University examining links between wintering habitat, phenology, and 
post-fledging survival, in Prothonotary Warblers. The research will take 
place at one of the largest breeding sites in Ohio, the Hoover 
Reservoir. The technician will assist with capture and banding of 
Prothonotary Warblers, spring arrival surveys, nest searching and 
monitoring, and telemetry tracking of fledglings. The technician will 
also assist with vegetation surveys and data entry throughout the field 
season. The position will begin between April 13-April 18 and last until 
late July to mid-August. Salary will be $1500 – $1700/month depending on 
experience. Housing will not be provided, however there are many 
affordable subleases available in Columbus during the summer. 
Transportation to field sites will be provided. The position will be an 
average of 40 hours/week, but work schedule will be variable and may 
depend on weather. The technician will be supervised by the graduate 
student on the project. Qualifications: Applicants must have previous 
avian ecology experience, a strong work ethic, be willing to work long 
hours in the field, pay close attention to detail, be able to work well 
independently and with others, have a valid driver’s license, and be 
able to maintain a positive attitude while working long and sometimes 
tedious hours in the field. Much of the work will involve wading in 
ankle to thigh deep water or using a canoe to access nests. Strong 
applicants will have previous experience mist-netting and banding 
passerines, and performing radio telemetry on avian species.  
Compensation: Salary will be $1500 – $1700/month depending on 
experience.   To apply: Please send a resume, contact information for 
three references (at least two should be previous 
employers/supervisors), and a cover letter highlighting relevant 
experience to ELIZABETH AMES (EM: ames.50 osu.edu). Applications will be 
reviewed as they are received and will not be accepted after March 21st.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  at University of Minnesota Bell Museum of Natural 
History.  Website: https://www.bellmuseum.umn.edu/ Location: 
Minneapolis, MN.  Duration: open.  Application Deadline: 28 Mar 2016.  
Job Description: The University of Minnesota has an exciting opportunity 
for an Executive Director who will oversee the Bell Museum of Natural 
History and Planetarium’s (BMNHP) mission through its personnel, 
research/programs and facilities. The BMNHP mission is to ignite 
curiosity and wonder, explore our connections to nature and the 
universe, and create a better future for our evolving world. 
Specifically, the Executive Director will: Be a visible leader at the 
University, local, regional, and national level who will represent the 
BMNHP and build support for the institution; Advance innovative 
educational programs and visitor experiences that deepen science 
literacy and serve the educational needs of a diverse, urban community; 
Engage in fundraising efforts and events to develop major donor support; 
Ensure strong, evidence-based operations that are efficient and fiscally 
responsible; Create a dynamic social gathering space for life-long 
learning and informed discussion of scientific and environmental issues; 
Oversee and facilitate the museum’s curatorial mission. A new, 
state-of-the-art museum facility with improved exhibits space, a 
versatile 120-seat planetarium/digital theater and expanded educational 
areas is scheduled to open in St. Paul on the University of Minnesota 
campus in 2018. This new, $64M facility will showcase University of 
Minnesota research, scholarship and education in natural science. The 
Museum’s exhibits and public programming will foster scientific literacy 
for all ages and will serve as a vital interface between the University 
and the larger community.  To Apply: For more information about this 
position and to apply go to the University of Minnesota employment 
website (http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html) and search for 
requisition #307546.

LAKE TAHOE RAPTOR SURVEY FIELD LEAD  at The Great Basin Institute. 
Website: https://www.thegreatbasininstitute.org/jobs/  Location: Lake 
Tahoe (Reno), NV.  Duration: 17 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 1 Apr 2016.  Job Description: In cooperation with the Nevada 
Department of Wildlife (NDOW), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting a 
Raptor Survey Field Lead (Field Lead) to assist with surveys of two 
sensitive raptor species, Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) and 
California Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis occidentalis), in the east 
Lake Tahoe Basin, NV and adjacent areas of the Carson Range. The goal of 
this project will be to detect nesting territories and monitor nest 
success, and the Field Lead and a Raptor Survey Field Technician will 
coordinate with NDOW on surveys and associated work. The majority of the 
survey effort will focus on the Northern Goshawk, with some Spotted Owl 
work interspersed throughout the field season. Work will include: • 
Broadcast surveys for Northern Goshawk and Spotted Owl • Stand searches 
for Northern Goshawk and Spotted Owl • Nest monitoring for Northern 
Goshawk and Spotted Owl • Habitat evaluation and vegetation data 
collection • Data organization and report write-up • Aspen stand 
inventory and mapping (as time allows) • Assisting with other NDOW 
wildlife work (as time allows) The Field Lead must be able to work in 
difficult terrain that may include steep, rocky slopes, areas of dense 
trees, and exposure to adverse weather. This work is physically 
demanding and requires long hours of off-trail hiking while conducting 
surveys. Goshawk surveys will be conducted at all hours of day, and 
Spotted Owl surveys will be conducted at all hours of night. Overnight 
camping may be required in some cases. Travel to survey sites may 
require driving on narrow, winding, dirt roads for distances up to 20 
miles. While driving to and from survey sites, frequent encounters with 
vehicles, hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders should be 
expected on backcountry roads. Radio communication will be necessary for 
emergencies and for communication with the Project Manager. Timeline: o 
2 May - 26 August 2016 (17 weeks) o 40 hours per week Compensation: o 
$15.00/hour o $15 field per diem (for up to 10 nights camping) o Housing 
stipend Location: Field work will be conducted in backcountry regions of 
the east Tahoe Basin, NV and adjacent areas of the Carson Range. Many 
recreational opportunities are available in the region, which is 
considered by many as among the most scenic in the country. Base of 
operations: Reno, NV.  Qualifications: Technical requirements: o 
Bachelor’s degree in biology (wildlife or conservation), ecology or 
related field; o Experience in conducting surveys for Northern Goshawks, 
including nest monitoring and knowledge of vocalizations, signs, and 
behavior (required); o Previous field experience that included: – 
adhering to field data collection protocols, and – accurately 
collecting, recording and managing field data; o Experience in habitat 
evaluation and collection of vegetation data preferred; o Ability to 
use: ? standard methods and equipment for habitat characterization, ? a 
GPS unit for navigation and data collection, and ? GIS technology for 
mapping and other uses; o Familiarity with raptor species of the Sierra 
Nevada and their habitat preferred; and o Familiarity with and/or 
interest in forest ecology and avian ecology and conservation biology. 
Additional requirements: o Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s 
license and clean driving record; o Ability to safely drive a 4WD 
vehicle on unpaved roads that can be steep and rutted; o Experience in 
supporting field assistants during training and field work; o Ability to 
work productively, consistently and cooperatively as part of a team to 
accomplish mutual goals; o Possess strong organizational skills; o 
Ability to work in variable weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, 
carry upwards of 20 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good 
physical condition; o Willingness and ability to camp in remote areas; o 
Familiarity with backcountry, low-impact principles preferred; and o 
Pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal 
background checks.  Compensation: $15.00/hour, $15 field per diem (for 
up to 10 nights camping) and a housing stipend.  To Apply: Qualified and 
interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a 
list of three professional references to RA Recruitment, at (EM: 
RArecruitment thegreatbasininstitute.org). Please indicate “Tahoe Raptor 
Lead” in your email subject line. Please include where you found this 
position posted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The 
Great Basin Institute conforms to all the laws, statutes, and 
regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative 
action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with 
disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an 
equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive 
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, 
gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, 
disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical 
Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected 
by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any 
complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or 
against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation 
of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

LAKE TAHOE RAPTOR SURVEY FIELD TECHNICIAN  at The Great Basin 
Institute.  Website: https://www.thegreatbasininstitute.org/jobs/ 
Location: Lake Tahoe (Reno), NV.  Duration: 15 weeks.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2016.  Job Description: In 
cooperation with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), the Great 
Basin Institute is recruiting a Raptor Survey Field Technician (Field 
Technician) to assist with surveys of two sensitive raptor species, 
Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) and California Spotted Owl (Strix 
occidentalis occidentalis), in the east Lake Tahoe Basin, NV and 
adjacent areas of the Carson Range. The goal of this project is to 
detect nesting territories and monitor nest success, and the Field 
Technician and a Raptor Survey Field Lead will coordinate with NDOW on 
surveys and associated work. The majority of the survey effort will 
focus on the Northern Goshawk, with some Spotted Owl work interspersed 
throughout the field season. Work will include: • Broadcast surveys for 
Northern Goshawk and Spotted Owl • Stand searches for Northern Goshawk 
and Spotted Owl • Nest monitoring for Northern Goshawk and Spotted Owl • 
Habitat evaluation and vegetation data collection • Aspen stand 
inventory and mapping (as time allows) • Assisting with other NDOW 
wildlife work (as time allows) The Field Technician must be able to work 
in difficult terrain that may include steep, rocky slopes, areas of 
dense trees, and exposure to adverse weather. This work is physically 
demanding and requires long hours of off-trail hiking while conducting 
surveys. Goshawk surveys will be conducted at all hours of day, and 
Spotted Owl surveys will be conducted at all hours of night. Overnight 
camping may be required in some cases. Travel to survey sites may 
require driving on narrow, winding, dirt roads for distances up to 20 
miles. While driving to and from survey sites, frequent encounters with 
vehicles, hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders should be 
expected on backcountry roads. Radio communication will be necessary for 
emergencies and for communication with the Project Manager. Timeline: o 
2 May - 12 August 2016 (15 weeks) o 40 hours per week Compensation: o 
Living Allowance: $6,000 o AmeriCorps Education Award*: $1,515 o $15 
field per diem (for up to 10 nights camping) o Housing stipend 
*Education Award may be used for past, present or future education 
expenses, including payment of qualifying federal student loans. Loan 
forbearance and accrued interest payment on qualifying student loans is 
also available. Location: Field work will be conducted in backcountry 
regions of the east Tahoe Basin, NV and adjacent areas of the Carson 
Range. Many recreational opportunities are available in the region, 
which is considered by many as among the most scenic in the country. 
Base of operations: Reno, NV.  Qualifications: Technical requirements: o 
Bachelor’s degree or coursework and experience in biology (wildlife or 
conservation), ecology or related field; o Experience in conducting 
avian surveys and nest monitoring preferred; o Previous field experience 
that included: – adhering to field data collection protocols, and – 
accurately collecting and recording field data; o Experience in habitat 
evaluation and collection of vegetation data preferred; o Ability to use 
a GPS unit for navigation and data collection; o Familiarity with raptor 
species of the Sierra Nevada and their habitat preferred; and o 
Familiarity with and/or interest in forest ecology, and avian ecology 
and conservation biology. Additional requirements: o Possess a valid, 
state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record; o Ability to 
safely drive a 4WD vehicle on unpaved roads that can be steep and 
rutted; o Ability to work productively, consistently and cooperatively 
as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals; o Possess strong 
organizational skills; o Ability to work in variable weather conditions, 
traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 20 pounds in a backpack, and 
otherwise maintain good physical condition; o Willingness and ability to 
camp in remote areas; o Familiarity with backcountry, low-impact 
principles preferred; and o Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: 1. 
U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status; 2. Must be at least 17 
years of age; 3. Received a high school diploma or GED (or be willing to 
achieve this before using education award); 4. Eligible to receive and 
AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or equivalent of 
2 full-time awards); 5. Pass state and federal criminal background 
checks and a search of the National Sex Offender Public Website (NSPOW); 
6. Adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in 
the Member Service Agreement; and 7. Will not engage in any prohibited 
activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement Compensation: o 
Living Allowance: $6,000 o AmeriCorps Education Award*: $1,515 o $15 
field per diem (for up to 10 nights camping) o Housing stipend  To 
Apply: Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover 
letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references to RA 
Recruitment, at (EM: RArecruitment thegreatbasininstitute.org). Please 
indicate “Tahoe Raptor Tech” in your email subject line. Please include 
where you found this position posted. Incomplete applications will not 
be considered. Review of applications and interviews of qualified 
applicants will begin immediately. The Great Basin Institute conforms to 
all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment 
opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, 
minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all 
of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all 
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without 
regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender 
identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic 
Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, 
or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation 
against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, 
to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist 
or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose 
discrimination.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Mississippi State University.  Location: 
Scooba, MS.  Duration: 2.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application 
Deadline: 8 Apr 2016.  Job Description: One technician is needed to 
collect field data for a graduate project investigating the effects of 
hardwood control in managed pine plantations on bird abundance and 
diversity. Technician duties will include daily point counts as well as 
mist-netting, banding, and radio-tracking yellow-breasted chats. 
Additional duties will include vegetation surveys and data entry. The 
study sites are located in extremely dense and shrubby pine stands near 
Scooba, MS. This research will help improve our understanding of how 
birds use the early successional habitat of pine plantations in an 
effort to make these plantations more ecologically sustainable. Housing 
and vehicles for fieldwork will be provided. The position will start on 
May 9th and will end on July 29th.  Qualifications: Applicants for the 
position should have good bird identification skills by both sight and 
sound and prior experience with avian point count surveys and radio 
telemetry. Applicants should also have the ability to maintain a safe 
and positive attitude while working long hours in hot, humid conditions, 
thick vegetation and biting insects and the ability to work well alone 
in the field and with others. Qualified applicants will need to have a 
valid driver’s license and a clean driving record. Compensation: 
1,800-2,000/month depending on experience.  To Apply: Please submit a 
cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information for three references 
in one file with your name and “Avian Field Technician” in the title and 
subject line to MARLEE MORRIS (EM: mrm897 msstate.edu). Applications 
will be reviewed as they are received, so you are encouraged to apply 
quickly.

WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST (RESEARCH): BIRD STRIKES WITH AIRCRAFT  at USDA 
National Wildlife Research Center.  Website: 
https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/wildlifedamage/programs/nwrc 
Location: Sandusky, OH.  Duration: 13 months, may be renewed up to 4 
years total.  Job Type: Post-doc.  Application Deadline: 23 Mar 2016.  
Job Description: Postdoctoral Researcher needed for study investigating 
landscape-level effects on the frequency and severity of wildlife 
collisions with aircraft across airports in the USA. This study will 
require proficiency with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and 
statistical modeling. Also, he/she will have the opportunity to 
contribute to other research projects at the NWRC Ohio Field Station. 
Our research focus is understanding and mitigating wildlife strikes with 
vehicles and structures, particularly bird strikes with aircraft. WHO 
MAY APPLY: • Must be a U.S. Citizen • Must be 18 years old • If you are 
a male born after December 31, 1959 and are at least 18 years of age, 
civil service employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must be 
registered with the Selective Service System, unless you meet certain 
exemptions (proof of registration and/or exemption required). Website: 
http://www.sss.gov. • DD-214 (Member 4 copy) and/or VA letter required 
for applicable Veteran preference. • The OF-306 form may be obtained 
from Contact Office or downloaded from 
http://www.opm.gov/forms/html/of.asp. DUTIES: The incumbent will work on 
applied and basic biological questions. Applied studies are conducted to 
develop new products, assess new or existing techniques, and assess 
management options to reduce human-wildlife conflicts. As new tools 
cannot be created without first having a fundamental understanding of 
the problem, studies of a more basic nature must also be conducted. The 
incumbent is responsible for designing and conducting studies devised to 
determine biological and behavioral attributes and characteristics of 
wildlife species, including their feeding ecology, movements, ranges, 
population densities, and population dynamics. Also, complex computer 
modeling studies will be conducted using statistical software and 
Geographic Information Systems.  Qualifications: Ph.D. in wildlife 
ecology, ecology, biology, or closely related field. Also required are a 
strong work ethic, excellent verbal and written communication skills, 
excellent quantitative skills (e.g., proficiency with the software 
package R), experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and 
the ability to work independently and as a member of a research team.  
Compensation: $61,588 per year plus benefits. Relocation expenses to 
Sandusky, OH will not be paid.  To Apply: Submit a letter of interest, 
resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references 
AS A SINGLE ELECTRONIC FILE (email preferred) by March 23, 2016 to Dr. 
TRAVIS DEVAULT (EM: Travis.L.DeVault aphis.usda.gov).

SOUTHWESTERN WILLOW FLYCATCHER FIELD TECHNICIAN  at SWCA Environmental 
Consultants  Website: 

https://careers-swca.icims.com/jobs/9659/southwestern-willow-flycatcher-field-technician/job?mode=view 

Location: Lower Colorado river and its tributaries  Duration: About 3 
months  Job Type: Seasonal  Job Description: SWCA Environmental 
Consultants is seeking a Field Technician to support the Flagstaff, 
Arizona office’s Southwestern Willow Flycatcher studies. The position 
will be based in Lake Havasu City. This is a temporary, hourly position. 
Start date is May 6, 2016 and is non-negotiable; end dates range from 
late July to mid-August 2016. The following technician is needed for 
this study: Nest Monitor: Primary field duties will include conducting 
standardized early morning broadcast surveys, nest searching, nest 
monitoring, and re-sighting color-banded flycatchers. Additional duties 
may include deploying data loggers and recording soil moisture 
conditions. Daily computer data entry required.  Qualifications: A 
minimum of one (1) field season of avian research Ability to work 
closely with other biologists, have full hearing and color vision 
Ability to stoop/crawl through dense vegetation and tolerance of hot 
temperatures, high humidity, and biting insects Current First Aid/CPR 
certification Current eligibility to work in the U.S A valid driver’s 
license Prior experience in nest monitoring of open-cup passerines 
Preferred prior experience with willow flycatchers and identification of 
southwestern U.S. riparian birds Experience using ATVs and towing a 
trailer  Compensation: $18.05 per hour plus ~$4/hr fringe benefit. Work 
schedule is 10 days on (80 hours) and 4 days off. Housing and vehicles 
provided; camping may be required in some locations. $46 daily per-diem 
when required to camp away from assigned duty station. Mileage 
reimbursement is provided for work related use of personal vehicles. 
Position will be filled as soon as a qualified applicant is 
identified.   Apply at 

https://careers-swca.icims.com/jobs/9659/southwestern-willow-flycatcher-field-technician/job?mode=view 



WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST  at Lake County Forest Preserve District. Website: 
http://www.lcfpd.org  Location: Libertyville, IL. Duration: Open.  Job 
Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2016.  Job Description: 
Full-time Position Salary Range: $56,000 - $70,000 - $84,000 Location: 
Libertyville, IL. Application Deadline: April 1, 2016 Responsible for 
wildlife management, conservation and ecological research on forest 
preserve lands using a well-developed knowledge of Midwest natural 
communities, natural history and wildlife conservation principles. 
Coordinates and manages the District's deer management and nuisance 
wildlife management programs. Other work responsibilities include: 
wildlife monitoring and research, coordination of rare species 
conservation, grant writing and management, contract management, and 
building partnerships that forward the District’s wildlife conservation 
goals. Through this position, the District seeks to expand work in one 
or more of the following areas: invertebrate ecology and conservation, 
grassland and shrubland bird ecology, fire effects and use in management 
of wildlife habitat, and ecology and management of aquatic habitats.  
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Wildlife Ecology, Wildlife 
Management, Conservation Biology or related field. Two years of wildlife 
management including urban wildlife management (deer management, 
nuisance wildlife management), mammal ecology and conservation biology. 
Proficiency in wildlife monitoring, including: data collection, data 
analysis, and geographic information systems. Knowledge of invertebrate 
identification and ecology, grassland and shrubland bird ecology, fire 
effects and use in management of wildlife habitat, and aquatic ecology 
and management. Must have excellent oral and written communication 
skills. Must possess valid driver's license.  To Apply: Interest in 
Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest 
Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at 
http://www.LCFPD.org. A completed application must be submitted by 
Friday, April 1, 2016. Applications are accepted only for posted positions.

BIOLOGICAL FIELD ASSISTANT - NATIONWIDE  at Tetra Tech Inc. Website: 
http://tetratech.com/  Location: North Dakota.  Duration: Open.  Job 
Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2. Job Description: Tetra Tech 
Inc., a leader in consulting, engineering, environmental science and 
technical services worldwide has a challenging opportunity for a highly 
motivated professional in our growing Technical Support Services 
Division. We are a diverse company, embracing talented individuals with 
expertise in science, research, engineering, construction, and 
information technology. Our strength lies in collectively teaming 
together to provide integrated services delivering the best solutions to 
meet our clients' needs. Tetra Tech Inc. is seeking local biologists to 
assist with early environmental studies for potential wind energy 
development sites. The work will involve recording movements of eagles 
and other raptors. The field assistants will be responsible for 
conducting eagle surveys, adhering to standardized protocols as trained 
by Tetra Tech staff, completing accurate data collection forms, and 
sending data updates to our office in Portland, Oregon. Assignments are 
temporary in nature and typically require surveyor to commit to one (1) 
day of surveys every-other week, for extended periods (not including 
travel to the field location). Preference will be given to applicants 
with a strong avian survey background, including sight and sound 
identification. Applicants will be responsible for their own housing; 
however, transportation costs to and from the site will be compensated. 
Project sites may be located throughout the continental U.S., therefore 
applicants located within a 2 hour radius of a particular project site 
are often preferred, but not always required. This is a part-time as 
needed position.  Qualifications: Education, Experience and 
Qualification: • B.S. Science (Biology, Environmental Science, Wildlife 
Management, or related field); • Prior experience identifying local 
birds by sight and sound • Ability to identify and age raptors in 
flight, particularly eagles • Ability to maintain focus throughout the 
surveys • Ability to work independently and as a team, follow verbal and 
written instructions, and professionally adhere to stringent protocols • 
Possess a valid driver’s license • Willingness to adhere to all personal 
safety requirements associated with working in rural, isolated areas • 
Willingness to work long hours in harsh weather conditions and rugged 
terrain (e.g., extreme heat, high winds, all forms of precipitation) • 
Ability to utilize a compass and/or GPS unit Compensation: With more 
than 13,000 employees worldwide, 300 offices worldwide and 2.5 Billion 
revenue in FY 2014, Tetra Tech’s capabilities span the globe. We offer a 
competitive compensation package and core medical plan.  To Apply: If 
you are interested in joining our dynamic team, for immediate 
consideration submit your resume to Tetra Tech, Inc., at 
http://www.tetratech.com. Please mention the position you are applying 
for in your cover letter and include salary requirements. A 
Pre-employment drug screen is required. Tetra Tech, Inc. is an Equal 
Opportunity Employer and we value workplace diversity. We invite resumes 
from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and 
persons with disabilities. Please visit our website at 
http://www.tetratech.com to see the array of diverse services and 
exciting projects we are currently working on. If you are disabled and 
need assistance with your job application process, please fax the 
position you are applying for to: (PH: 973-630-8111). Tetra Tech is an 
EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability employer. Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal 
contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available 
positions.

AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at The University of Arizona, School of 
Natural Resources and the Environment.  Website: 
http://snre.arizona.edu/  Location: "Tucson, AZ" (possibly New Mexico, 
Nevada, California).  Duration: "12-14 weeks".  Job Type: Temporary.  
Application Deadline: 25 Mar 2016.  Job Description: The School of 
Natural Resources and the Environment is hiring one Avian Research 
Technician with experience surveying birds and vegetation to work as a 
part of a small team to survey southwestern willow flycatchers, other 
riparian birds, and their habitat features at sites in Arizona and 
possibly New Mexico, Nevada and California. Duties and Responsibilities: 
• Help with all aspects of a study to identify key habitat features of 
southwestern willow flycatchers and other birds in riparian areas of the 
southwestern US. • Follow protocols for surveying breeding birds, 
including identifying birds by sight and sound, and measuring vegetation 
attributes and other habitat features. • Surveys for birds will involve 
passive listening, active song/call playback and distance-sampling 
methods. • Data entry and care and maintenance of equipment and 
vehicles. Timeline: 40 hours/week. Start date: 2 May 2016, End date: 30 
July 2016 (some flexibility with start/end dates, but must be able to 
attend USFWS training workshop in Tucson 12-13 May 2016). Location: 
Field work will be in riparian areas of Arizona and possibly New Mexico, 
Nevada and California. Extensive travel and camping will be required. 
Our base of operations will be Tucson, Arizona. Qualifications: Minimum 
Qualifications: • Some education in wildlife science, ecology, zoology 
or closely related field. • Ability to identify southwestern and western 
riparian birds by sight and sound (bird identification skills required). 
• Strong communication skills and ability to work independently and 
tolerate challenging field conditions including high heat and humidity, 
presence of biting insects, mud and thick vegetation. • Willingness to 
camp near survey locations. • Valid driver’s license and willingness to 
travel regularly to and from survey sites. • Current eligibility to work 
in the U.S A. • Unless currently permitted, must attend US Fish and 
Wildlife Service (USFWS) workshop prior to field season (currently 
scheduled for May 12 or 13 near Tucson). Preferred Qualifications: • 
Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Science, Ecology or Zoology or 
closely related field. • Two years of experience surveying birds using 
point-count and distance-sampling methods. • Knowledge of and experience 
with birds of the West and Southwest. • Field identification of plants 
common to riparian areas of the southwestern US. • Possess USFWS permit 
for surveying southwestern willow flycatchers or recently attended USFWS 
workshop on ecology and methods to survey southwestern willow 
flycatchers. • Current First Aid/CPR certification.  Compensation: 
$10.86 - $13.75 Per Hour (DOE)  To Apply: To apply, please go to 
http://uacareers.com/postings/8933

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT  at Kansas State University.  Location: Costa 
Rica.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 16 Apr 2016.  Job Description: VOLUNTEER FIELD 
ASSISTANTS needed for studies of a tropical songbird in Costa Rica. 
These studies will assess the physiological and genetic characteristics 
of courtship behaviors of the white-ruffed manakin (Corapipo altera) at 
two field sites in northern Costa Rica. We will be surveying for lek 
arenas and mist-netting extensively to collect materials for genetic and 
parasite analyses. Conditions will be wet, remote, and rustic. Research 
will begin mid May 2016 and continue until mid August 2016. Assistants 
should be willing to commit to the entire field season.  Qualifications: 
A positive attitude and ability to cope with unpredictable field 
conditions is absolutely necessary. We are especially seeking applicants 
with mist-netting and bird-handling skills. Prior experience working in 
the tropics, functional Spanish, and general outdoorsmanship are highly 
valued.  Compensation: Station fees, food, and accommodation expenses at 
the field site will be provided.  To Apply: Please send contact 
information for three references, a resumé or CV and a cover letter 
indicating why you are interested in this position to (EM: caulicky AT 
ksu.edu and eshogren AT ksu.edu)

BAY COUNTY BEACH ANCHOR STEWARD  at Audubon Florida.  Website: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2777/anchor-steward%2c-bay-county/job 
Location: Panama City, FL.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2015.  Job Description: Audubon Florida 
helps to manage beach-nesting birds through much of the Panhandle, 
surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from 
disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds along 
beaches and other nest sites Audubon is hiring a seasonal Beach Anchor 
Steward in and around the Panama City area. The primary responsibility 
of the Bay County Beach Anchor Steward is to organize volunteers in 
order to help chaperone and conduct public outreach along the nesting 
areas of Shell Island, St. Andrews and Camp Helen State Parks. This is a 
part time 20-hr a week seasonal position with weekend and holiday work. 
The position will begin in April and continue through the end of nesting 
season. Nesting should persist through the end of August but can end 
early in the event of a catastrophic event or total loss of nesting. 
Essential Functions: With the help of the Coastal Bird Stewardship 
Coordinator, the Bay County Beach Anchor Steward will be responsible for 
the following tasks: - Chaperone and conduct public outreach at nesting 
beaches on some weekends and holidays. - Recruit, train and schedule 
volunteers to chaperone and conduct public outreach at nesting beaches 
on weekends and holidays. - Work closely with external partners and 
volunteers in a positive and professional manner. - Engage in outreach 
to user groups through presentations. - Timely data entry and 
reporting.  Qualifications: - Experience and ability to communicate 
clearly orally and in writing. - Ability to recruit, train, support and 
schedule volunteers. - Work well independently and with others. - 
Demonstrated capability of physically active work walking on sandy 
beaches carrying field equipment during Florida summer field conditions. 
Ability to lift 30 lbs. - Must have a valid driver's license and a 
personal vehicle suited for transportation to complete assigned tasks. - 
A positive and diplomatic attitude a must. - Must be willing to work 
weekends and holidays, as well as in varying outdoor conditions during 
Florida's summer season. - Familiarity with beaches around Bay County 
area preferred. - Previous shorebird experience preferred, but similar 
experience and/or public outreach will be considered. - Interest in 
conservation and passion for the mission of the National Audubon Society 
a must.   Apply online only at: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2777/anchor-steward%2c-bay-county/job

EASTERN PANHANDLE ANCHOR STEWARD  at Audubon Florida.  Website: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2778/anchor-steward%2c-eastern-panhandle/job 

Location: Franklin and Gulf Counties, FL.  Duration: 6 months.  Job 
Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2015.  Job Description: 
Audubon Florida helps to manage beach-nesting birds through much of the 
Panhandle, surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas 
from disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds 
along beaches and other nest sites, Audubon is hiring a seasonal Eastern 
Panhandle Anchor Steward in and around the coastal areas of Franklin and 
Gulf Counties. The primary responsibility of the Eastern Panhandle 
Anchor Steward is to organize volunteers in order to help chaperone and 
conduct public outreach along the nesting areas of Alligator Point and 
St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. This is a part time, 20-hr a week 
seasonal position with weekend and holiday work. The position will begin 
in April and continue through the end of nesting season. Nesting should 
persist through the end of August but can end early in the event of a 
catastrophic event or total loss of nesting. Essential Functions: With 
the help of the Coastal Bird Stewardship Coordinator, the Eastern 
Panhandle Anchor Steward will be responsible for the following tasks: - 
Chaperone and conduct public outreach at nesting beaches on some 
weekends and holidays. - Recruit, train and schedule volunteers to 
chaperone and conduct public outreach at nesting beaches on weekends and 
holidays. - Work closely with external partners and volunteers in a 
positive and professional manner. - Engage in outreach to user groups 
through presentations. - Assist with maintenance of symbolic fencing 
around nesting areas as needed. - Timely data entry and reporting.  
Qualifications: - Experience and ability to communicate clearly orally 
and in writing. - Ability to recruit, train, support and schedule 
volunteers. - Work well independently and with others. - A positive and 
diplomatic attitude a must. - Demonstrated capability of physically 
active work walking on sandy beaches carrying field equipment during 
Florida summer field conditions. Ability to lift 30 lbs. - Must have a 
valid driver's license and a personal vehicle suited for transportation 
to complete assigned tasks. - Must be willing to work weekends and 
holidays, as well as in varying outdoor conditions during Florida's 
summer season. - Familiarity with coastal areas of Franklin and Gulf 
County preferred. - Previous shorebird experience preferred, but similar 
experience and/or public outreach will be considered. - Interest in 
conservation and passion for the mission of the National Audubon Society 
a must.  Apply online only at: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2778/anchor-steward%2c-eastern-panhandle/job 


  GRAYTON BEACH ANCHOR STEWARD  at Audubon Florida.  Website: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2775/anchor-steward%2c-grayton-beach/job 

Location: Santa Rosa, FL.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2015.  Job Description: Audubon Florida 
helps to manage beach-nesting birds through much of the Panhandle, 
surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from 
disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds along 
beaches and other nest sites Audubon is hiring a seasonal Beach Anchor 
Steward in and around the Grayton Beach to Henderson Beach areas. The 
primary responsibility of the Grayton Beach Anchor Steward is to 
organize volunteers in order to help chaperone and conduct public 
outreach along the nesting areas of Deer Lake, Grayton Beach, Topsail 
Hill and Henderson Beach State Parks. This is a part time, 20-hr a week 
seasonal position with weekend and holiday work. The position will begin 
in April and continue through the end of nesting season. Nesting should 
persist through the end of August but can end early in the event of a 
catastrophic event or total loss of nesting. Essential Functions: With 
the help of the Coastal Bird Stewardship Coordinator, the Grayton Beach 
Anchor Steward will be responsible for the following tasks: - Chaperone 
and conduct public outreach at nesting beaches on weekends and holidays. 
- Recruit, train and schedule volunteers to chaperone and conduct public 
outreach at nesting beaches on weekends and holidays. - Work closely 
with external partners and volunteers in a positive and professional 
manner. - Engage in outreach to user groups through presentations. - 
Timely data entry and reporting.  Qualifications: - Experience and 
ability to communicate clearly orally and in wr- iting. Ability to 
recruit, train, support and schedule volunteers. - Work well 
independently and with others. - A positive and diplomatic attitude a 
must. - Demonstrated capability of physically active work walking on 
sandy beaches carrying field equipment during Florida summer field 
conditions. Ability to lift 30 lbs. - Must have a valid driver's license 
and a personal vehicle suited for transportation to complete assigned 
tasks. - Must be willing to work weekends and holidays, as well as 
outdoors in varying conditions during Florida's summer season. - 
Familiarity with state park beaches (Grayton to Henderson) preferred. - 
Previous shorebird experience preferred, but similar experience and/or 
public outreach will be considered. - Interest in conservation and 
passion for the mission of the National Audubon Society a must.  To 
Apply: Apply online only at: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2775/anchor-steward%2c-grayton-beach/job

SHELL ISLAND ANCHOR STEWARD  at Audubon Florida.  Website: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2776/anchor-steward%2c-shell-island/job 
Location: Panama City, FL.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2015.  Job Description: Audubon Florida 
helps to manage beach-nesting birds through much of the Panhandle, 
surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from 
disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds along 
beaches and other nest sites, Audubon is hiring a seasonal Beach Anchor 
Steward in and around the Panama City area. The primary responsibility 
of the Shell Island Anchor Steward is to organize volunteers in order to 
help chaperone and conduct public outreach along the nesting areas of 
Shell Island. This is a part time, 20-hr a week seasonal position with 
weekend and holiday work. The position will begin in April and continue 
through the end of nesting season. Nesting should persist through the 
end of August but can end early in the event of a catastrophic event or 
total loss of nesting. Essential Functions: With the help of the Coastal 
Bird Stewardship Coordinator, the Shell Island Anchor Steward will be 
responsible for the following tasks: - Chaperone and conduct public 
outreach at nesting beaches on some weekends and holidays. - Recruit, 
train and schedule volunteers to chaperone and conduct public outreach 
at nesting beaches on weekends and holidays. - Work closely with 
external partners and volunteers in a positive and professional manner. 
- Engage in outreach to user groups through presentations. - Timely data 
entry and reporting.  Qualifications: - Experience and ability to 
communicate clearly orally and in writing. - Ability to recruit, train, 
support and schedule volunteers. - Work well independently and with 
others. - Demonstrated capability of physically active work walking on 
sandy beaches carrying field equipment during Florida summer field 
conditions. Ability to lift 30 lbs. - Must have a valid driver's license 
and a personal vehicle suited for transportation to complete assigned 
tasks. - Boat and /or boating experience preferred. - A positive and 
diplomatic attitude a must. - Must be willing to work weekends and 
holidays, as well as in varying outdoor conditions summer Florida's 
summer season. - Familiarity with beaches around Shell Island and 
vicinity preferred. - Previous shorebird experience preferred, but 
similar experience and/or public outreach will be considered. - Interest 
in conservation and passion for the mission of the National Audubon 
Society a must.  Apply online only at: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2776/anchor-steward%2c-shell-island/job

SEASONAL POSITION - SONGBIRD RESEARCH TECHNICIAN (1)  at University of 
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Location: northern Illinois. Duration: 3 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2016.  Job 
Description: Come study songbird behavioral ecology in the shrublands of 
northern Illinois as part of a Ph.D research project from the University 
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am looking for one (1) motivated, 
organized and detail-oriented field technicians with a strong work ethic 
to help assist with a playback experiment investigating social 
information use for habitat selection by Yellow Warblers. Field 
technicians will assist with nest-searching, banding, spot-mapping and 
making behavioral observations of Yellow Warblers. Field technicians 
will also help with basic maintenance of playback equipment.  
Qualifications: Applicants with previous experience in listed 
responsibilities (particularly banding and nest-searching) will be given 
high priority, but individuals who learn quickly and have a passion for 
avian ecology are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a valid 
driver’s license, be able to work independently, endure trying field 
conditions (e.g., heat, biting insects), and be flexible with their work 
schedule.  Compensation: Position begins ~1 May 2015 and run through ~15 
July 2015, but position dates are negotiable.  To Apply: Applications 
will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send applications 
via e-mail (preferred, EM: jkkelly2 illinois.edu), or regular mail with 
a short cover letter stating your interest in the job and prior 
experience, a resume, and the names and contact information (phone 
numbers and e-mail addresses) of three references. Address: JANICE 
KELLY, UIUC – Department of Natural Resources and Environmental 
Sciences, Turner Hall W-512A, 1102 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801. 
Please e-mail questions to Janice Kelly.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN  at SWCA Environmental Consultants.  Website: 
http://www.swca.com  Location: Hanna, WY and Hays, KS.  Duration: 1+ 
Year.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4 (2 in WY and 2 in KS). 
Job Description: This position will perform avian and bat fatality 
studies over an approximately one-year period as part of a 
post-construction study for an operational wind farm. Two avian field 
technicians will be responsible for working as a team to complete 
fatality studies at 34 survey plots. This position includes extensive 
hiking in all seasons and conditions. This is an hourly, seasonal 
position from March 15, 2016 through February 15, 2017, with the 
potential for additional work to follow. •Conduct surveys and collection 
of field data concerning avian and bat species. •Assist Project Manager 
and Senior Avian Ecologist. •Record data on field site forms or on a 
digital tablet. •Upload field data to backup servers at the end of each 
day. •Use topographic maps, aerial photographs, GPS units, and other 
maps and tools to determine exact locations of project areas, habitat 
types, and associated landforms. •May conduct biological data/literature 
searches and reviews. •Operate SWCA vehicles, and assures they will 
perform safely. Notify appropriate person if vehicle needs maintenance. 
•Drive ATVs on 4wd roads to field site. •Photograph appropriate habitat, 
species, and landforms.  Qualifications: •Minimum of B.A. or B.S. in 
Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, or 
a related field. •Knowledge of Great Plains avian and bat species. 
•Ability to record accurate field notes. •Ability to use digital tablet 
for GPS navigation and recording of field data. •Ability to conduct 
fieldwork for long hours in inclement weather conditions. Ability to 
walk up to 10 miles per day, often in rugged terrain. May have to carry 
equipment and/or supplies, weighing up to 40 pounds. •Ability to drive a 
4wd vehicle and ATV on rugged, backcountry roads. •Ability to take 
initiative, resolve problems, and create improved procedures to assure 
tasks are completed in the most effective manner. •Flexibility and 
willingness to learn company procedures, and ability to try new, 
improved techniques. •Ability to work as member of a team and 
individually to make decisions and complete tasks in the most effective 
manner.  Compensation: Hourly: $15.00 - $20.00 Daily per diem: $30.00 
Housing provided  To Apply: Please apply directly to website at: 
http://www.swca.com and reference requisition number: #2016-9657 #2016-9658

AVIAN POINT-COUNT TECHNICIAN  at Intermountain Bird Observatory. 
Website: http://ibo.boisestate.edu/  Location: Montana.  Duration: 2 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application 
Deadline: 4 May 2015.  Job Description: AVIAN POINT-COUNT TECHNICIANS 
(3) needed for a study of breeding landbirds in the grasslands, 
prairies, badlands and forests of eastern Montana (May 10 – July 15) 
with Intermountain Bird Observatory at Boise State University. Study 
regions are vast and remote land areas, including: 1) north of Charles 
M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge (CMR NWR) and west along the 
“high-line” 2) south of CMR NWR into central Montana, and 3) southeast 
into the Custer National Forest working west toward the continental 
divide. Duties consist of standardized point-count surveys, vegetation 
surveys and data entry using Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation 
Regions (IMBCR) protocol.   Qualifications include: 1) ability to 
identify 200+ species of Western birds by sight and primarily by sound 
2) ability to work independently (alone =90% of the time) for the 
duration of the field season 3) strong physical/mental endurance to 
complete 1 survey per day per 10-day hitch 4) ability to navigate 
off-trail in remote, densely-vegetated, rugged landscapes using 
topographical maps and GPS units 5) proficiency at identifying trees and 
shrubs 6) and careful and accurate data collection/entry/management. 
Multi-day, solo backpacking trips are often required- especially late in 
the season. Surveying is primarily conducted on private property. Each 
applicant must possess strong interpersonal skills in order to 
communicate and work effectively with private landowners, fellow 
technicians and the program manager.  Compensation: This is a fulltime 
position for the duration of the project (May-July). Hourly pay rate is 
$12-$14+/hr DOE (PLUS a per Diem which amounts to an additional $1,000 
over the season). Surveying requires EXTENSIVE driving between sites on 
both paved and dirt roads. Technicians must have a valid driver's 
license and EITHER use their personal 4WD vehicle (work-related mileage 
will be reimbursed at the standard state rate) OR IBO can provide a 
rental SUV.  To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and at least 
three references via e-mail to CHRISTIAN MENY: (EM: christianmeny 
boisestate.edu). Please put “2016 MT IMBCR Applicant- (w/ Name)” in the 
subject line. Positions will be filled as soon as suitable applicants 
are found.

OPS BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST III (SCRUB AND SANDHILL BIRD COORDINATOR) at 
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  Website: 

https://jobs.myflorida.com/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-866244&ERFormID=newjoblist&ERFormCode=any 

Location: Ocala, FL.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Temporary. Application 
Deadline: 22 Mar 2016.  Job Description: The Florida Fish and Wildlife 
Conservation Commission is seeking to fill a position for a statewide 
conservation coordinator for scrub and sandhill birds, with special 
focus on Florida Scrub-Jays and Southeastern American Kestrels. 
Applicants should demonstrate strong leadership, communication, and team 
building skills. The position will be responsible for coordinating 
scrub-jay and kestrel conservation activities across the agency and with 
external partners. Duties include, but are not limited to: working with 
FWC staff and stakeholders to plan and implement priority conservation 
actions; coordinating and expanding partnerships for the Southeastern 
American Kestrel nest cavity program; providing leadership for regional 
working groups, including organizing and facilitating meetings and 
workshops; providing guidance for scrub-jay translocations; assisting 
with the development of guidelines, planning documents, and grant 
applications; serving as a liaison between researchers, resource 
managers, and US Fish and Wildlife Service staff for scrub-jay issues; 
serving as a subject matter expert for the agency, including reviewing 
and commenting on management plans, grant proposals, permit 
applications, and other documents; and providing technical assistance to 
external partners and stakeholders. Duties may shift over time to focus 
more on sandhill and less on scrub, or vice versa, depending on funding 
sources and agency priorities. Responsibilities also may include similar 
duties for other listed wildlife. Perform various administrative tasks 
associated with agency operations. Duties include preparing and 
reviewing itineraries, travel vouchers, purchasing forms, vehicle 
operation reports, performance expectations, and other routine 
administrative reports. Perform similar or other tasks as assigned, as 
well as recommended training to enhance and maintain professional 
development and skills. Qualifications: Knowledge, skills, and abilities 
needed for this position include, but are not limited to, the following: 
Knowledge of wildlife ecology, management, and conservation; avian 
ecology; scrub-jay and/or kestrel life history and habitat needs; 
natural resource management techniques; research techniques; State rules 
and Federal laws related to listed species; and principles of 
collaborative governance. Skills in the use of computers for word 
processing, information management, communications and data management; 
the use of GIS software; the use of multi-media to convey information, 
solicit information, and provide a forum for sharing ideas; time, 
project, and organizational management; meeting management and 
facilitation; and problem solving. Abilities to work well with internal 
and external stakeholders with diverse viewpoints; motivate and 
influence staff, partners, and stakeholders to achieve desired results; 
listen effectively to identify conservation challenges; communicate 
clearly and effectively both in writing and orally to large and small 
groups; work independently and collaboratively; work well with a variety 
of personalities and with persons of varied levels of wildlife 
conservation understanding; prepare reports and maintain records; and 
travel overnight to complete job tasks. Level of Education- Bachelor’s 
degree required, with a major in wildlife management, ecology, natural 
resources, zoology, biology or similar discipline. Graduate Degree 
preferred in biology, wildlife management, wildlife ecology, zoology, 
conservation biology, environmental sciences, environmental planning or 
other closely related curriculum. Two years of professional experience 
in wildlife management, natural resources management, ecology, or 
conservation preferred.  Compensation: $18.21 per hour. The position is 
OPS (Other Personnel Services) which means that employees are paid for 
the number of hours they work. OPS employees do not receive any form of 
paid leave, paid holidays, or participation in the Florida Retirement 
System. OPS employees do have the option to receive health insurance 
benefits.  To Apply: Please note: you must apply at Florida's People 
First website: 

https://jobs.myflorida.com/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-866244&ERFormID=newjoblist&ERFormCode=any 

A cover letter describing the applicant’s experience with wildlife 
and/or natural resource planning, conservation and management, 
particularly as it relates to the duties described below, should be 
submitted with the application.

AVIAN SURVEY TECHNICIAN  at University of California - Berkeley. 
Website: http://nature.berkeley.edu/~beis/rail/  Location: Central 
California.  Duration: May 16 - Aug 15.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 1 Apr 2016.  Job Description: The University of California - 
Berkeley is seeking one field technician to assist in surveying for 
Black and Virginia Rails in central California. The technician will 
perform fieldwork independently to conduct call-playback surveys for 
rails to sample a network of known marshes for Black and Virginia Rails’ 
presence. Salary is ~$2323 /month. The work is based out of the Sierra 
Foothills Research and Extension Center (http://sfrec.ucanr.edu/) in 
Browns Valley, CA where housing is available for $250/month. Additional 
information on the study can be found at 
http://nature.berkeley.edu/~beis/rail/.  Qualifications: The technician 
should be able to identify bird calls, record habitat characteristics, 
communicate with private landowners to obtain permission to survey, 
navigate county roads with maps to find sites, and maintain accurate 
records of each visit using a database. Applicants MUST have a driver's 
license and a vehicle adequate for well-kept gravel roads (4x4 not 
necessary; cars OK). The ideal candidate would be: [1] experienced in 
surveying (particularly playback methodology) and identifying birds by 
call; [2] well organized with a record of being able to conduct 
fieldwork independently; [3] interested in population ecology and 
metapopulation theory; [4] be able to walk up to several miles and be 
strong enough to carry moderate loads; and [5] have the ability to 
interface with the public under occasionally challenging conditions. 
Experience with GPS and GIS desirable but not required. Compensation: 
$2323 /month, plus mileage for vehicle use.  To Apply: Please submit 
resume and email/phone numbers of three referees by email to (EM: 
2016blraproject gmail.com). Applications will be reviewed as they are 
received until the position is filled. -SEAN PETERSON, Department of 
Environmental Science, Policy & Management, University of 
California–Berkeley.

PARTNER AVIAN BIOLOGIST at West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.  
Website: http://www.wvdnr.gov  Location: Summersville, WV.  Duration: 
2.5 years, 11 months/year.  Job Type: Temporary. Application Deadline: 
31 Mar 2016.  Job Description: This employee will be responsible for 
assisting Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and West Virginia 
Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) staff in work related to the 
conservation and management of threatened bird species in West Virginia. 
Under supervision of the District Conservationist (NRCS) and State 
Ornithologist (WVDNR), duties will include: (1) project coordination, 
(2) farm bill program implementation, (3) implementation of management 
plans on private lands, (4) collaboration with internal and external 
partners to complete assigned goals, (5) private landowner relations and 
outreach, and (6) scientific fieldwork in pursuit of program goals. 
Specifically: ? Assist partners (NRCS, NWTF, WVDOF, consulting 
foresters) in coordination and implementation of the (1) Cerulean 
Warbler Appalachian Forestland Enhancement and (2) Golden-winged Warbler 
“Working Lands for Wildlife” programs on private lands in WV, and (3) 
farm bill programs Duties include: Assisting in private landowner 
outreach, education, and service Development of management plans on 
private lands based on established best management practices 
Administration of NRCS contracts Pursuing Cerulean Warbler and/or 
Golden-winged Warbler management opportunities on public and private 
lands - e.g., wildlife management areas, state forests, national forests 
as well as private lands within species focal areas. Professional 
development and education (e.g., participating in forest stewardship 
training workshops) Pre- and post-treatment species survey and 
monitoring Other duties as assigned Up to 2-3 weeks/year, assist WVDNR 
with (1) annual surveys and monitoring of species of greatest 
conservation need, (2) conducting breeding bird surveys, (3) ruffed 
grouse monitoring, (4) preparing annual WVDNR project and progress 
reports and statistics, and (5) assist WVDNR staff with reporting  
Qualifications: Bachelor’s or graduate degree in wildlife biology or 
related field, with a focus on birds. Excellent networking and 
communication skills in a broad range of contexts Experience with 
project management and coordination Understanding of silvicultural 
practices, habitat management and conservation implementation Experience 
with diverse field survey/monitoring methods and equipment, including 
GPS Ability to identify by sight and sound all bird species native to 
West Virginia Demonstrated experience and skill with MS Office, ArcGIS 
and other software tools  Compensation: $15 per hour, up to 1733 hours 
per calendar year (~10-11 months).  To Apply: Email RICHARD BAILEY, 
WVDNR State Ornithologist at (EM: richard.s.bailey wv.gov) with cover 
letter/resume and to receive official application form.

ASSISTANT BANDER
  at Owl Moon Environmental Inc.  Website: http://www.owlmoon.ca 
Location: Fort McMurray area, Alberta, Canada.  Duration: 3 months. Job 
Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2016.  Job Description: 
Open to Canadian Citizens only. Owl Moon Environmental Inc. (OMEI; 
www.owlmoon.ca) together with the Institute for Bird Populations (IBP; 
www.birdpop.org) are seeking an Assistant Bander who will assist in the 
establishment and operation of a network of mist-netting and banding 
stations in the oil sands region near Fort McMurray, Alberta, for the 
Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) program 
(http://www.birdpop.org/maps.htm). Positions extend from May 10th 
through August 10th 2016. Prior banding experience and an ability to 
identify birds by sight and call are required. Completion of a Bachelors 
degree in biology, ecology, zoology, environmental studies or equivalent 
will be an asset. Successful candidates will be tolerant of long days 
that begin before dawn, possess the ability to endure 
sometimes-difficult field conditions, and help maintain a healthy team 
atmosphere in the field. Assistant Banders will adhere to safety and 
industrial site requirements for working in this region. Assistant 
Banders will be employees of OMEI, and will receive payment of between 
CA$2,500 and CA$3,250 per month, depending on experience and field 
housing arrangements. Assistant Banders completing the season adequately 
and responsibly and adhering to all required safety protocols will 
receive a lump-sum bonus of CA$2,500 at the conclusion of the program. 
Housing will be provided. A truck will be provided to each crew for work 
use; a clean driver’s abstract (driving record) will be required as part 
of the application process. No health or other benefits beyond those 
included herein will be included. Applications must include a cover 
letter, resume, and the name and contact information of three persons as 
references. Applications will be received by March 31, 2016, however, 
the position may be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is 
identified. To apply or receive further information please contact LIZ 
LADE at (EM: llade owlmoon.ca) or by phone at (PH: 403-542-2311).  
Qualifications: Experience extracting birds from mist-nets, banding 
experience.

JUNIOR SPECIALIST  at UC Davis – John Muir Institute of the 
Environment.  Website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/  Location: Great 
Basin.  Duration: 2 1/2 months; May 1st – July 15th, 2016 at 50% Job 
Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1-3. Application Deadline: 31 Mar 
2015.  Job Description: The John Muir Institute of the Environment at 
the University of California, Davis invites applications for a pool of 
qualified Junior Specialists in the field of ornithology. This position 
will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on ornithology 
and vegetation ecology of the Great Basin. General responsibilities 
include conducting point counts of breeding birds, searching for nests, 
and measuring vegetation structure and composition with multiple 
protocols. Maintain detailed data records and interact with local 
resource managers and the public. Activities performed will lead to 
analyses and interpretations suitable for inclusion in manuscripts that 
will be submitted to peer-reviewed scientific journals. Incumbent will 
interact with multidisciplinary teams of ecologist and geographers and 
engage in professional discussions relevant to the work performed. Ideal 
candidate must have strong interpersonal, communication and 
decision-making skills, and the ability to work well independently and 
as part of a team.  Qualifications: Basic: BS degree in ecology, natural 
resources, or related field with two or more years of experience in 
remote field setting. Experience and proficiency in identification of 
western birds by sight and sound. Experience performing point counts or 
similar surveys of breeding birds. Experience measuring vegetation 
structure and composition. Excellent organizational skills, including 
ability to collect and maintain accurate hard-copy data records. Good 
physical condition with the ability to work independently in remote 
field settings. Valid Driver's License issued in the United States. 
Preferred: Experience driving four-wheel drive vehicles off road. 
Ability to operate manual-transmission vehicles. CPR and first aid 
certifications.  Compensation: Salary Ranges: Step I - $36,984 (100% 
annual) or Step II - $39,444 (100% annual)commensurate with 
qualifications and experience.  To Apply: Apply on the following link: 
https://recruit.ucdavis.edu. Applicants should submit a cover letter 
describing their qualifications, including but not limited to their 
ability to identify western birds by sound and sight and their previous 
experience with ornithological survey methods; experience with 
identification and measurement of the Great Basin flora; and backcountry 
experience. Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae or resume. 
Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files. Applicants must 
provide contact information, including email address and telephone or 
cell phone numbers for three professional references.

BANDER  at WildResearch.  Website: http://www.wildresearch.ca Location: 
Vancouver area, British Columbia Canada.  Duration: 1.5 months.  Job 
Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 20 Mar 2016. Job Description: 
WildResearch, a non-profit organization, is seeking one bird Bander to 
assist with the 2016 Fall Migration Monitoring Program at Iona Island 
Bird Observatory (IIBO), stationed near Vancouver British Columbia 
Canada. Responsibilities: The site has 14 nets that open a half hour 
before sunrise for 6 hours each day. Under the direction of the IIBO 
Program Manager, the Bander will be responsible for: - bird 
banding/mist-netting, - visual monitoring of birds at IIBO, - data entry 
and QAQC - managing and training WildResearch’s volunteers, and 
Assistant Bander, - minimal carpool coordination of volunteers, - 
conducting point count surveys and daily estimated totals, - preparing 
weekly IIBO summary reports for inclusion in WildResearch media - 
assisting with public banding demonstrations for school groups and other 
visiting guests, and - interacting and representing WildResearch with 
the general public at IIBO. Daily operations will involve working with 
volunteers of varying levels of experience, so the Bander must be 
comfortable providing training to groups of volunteers. The Bander will 
also be responsible for managing the station on a day to day basis, 
providing public banding demonstrations to school groups and other 
visiting guests, interacting with the public, and for complete and 
accurate data collection.  Qualifications: Candidates will hold or be 
qualified for a Canadian Bird Banding Permit, must demonstrate 
familiarity with identifying western North American songbird species by 
sight and sound, and have experience banding high volumes of passerines, 
training volunteers, experience providing public banding demonstrations 
and explaining biology concepts to non-biologists, and overseeing a 
migration monitoring station. The Bander must be experienced with large 
volumes of birds, as days exceeding 100 captures are common at IIBO. 
Familiarity with IIBO and WildResearch’s mission is an asset.  
Compensation: This is a full time position, six days a week from April 
15 – May 31, 2016. Average length of day is 7.5 hours in the field; 
however, this may vary with weather and bird capture rates. Pay rate is 
$160 per day. The successful candidate must provide his or her own 
vehicle and housing.  To Apply: Please send a brief cover letter, CV 
including details on number of birds banded, and experience with western 
North American songbirds, and three references in one file, to (EM: info 
wildresearch.ca). Subject line "IIBO SMMP Bander Position"

ASSISTANT BANDER  at WildResearch.  Website: http://www.wildresearch.ca  
Location: Vancouver area, British Columbia, Canada.  Duration: 1.5 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 20 Mar 2016.  Job 
Description: WildResearch is seeking one banding assistant intern to 
assist with the 2016 Spring Migration Monitoring Program at Iona Island 
Bird Observatory (IIBO), stationed near Vancouver, British Columbia, 
Canada. To learn more about WildResearch and its mission: 
www.wildresearch.ca. Responsibilities: The site has 14 nets that open a 
half hour before sunrise for 6 hours each day. Under the direction of 
the IIBO Program Manager, and the Bander, the Banding Assistant will be 
responsible for assisting with: - bird banding/mist-netting, - visual 
monitoring of birds at IIBO, - data entry and QAQC, - training station 
volunteers, - potential for conducting point count surveys and daily 
estimated totals, - assisting with public banding demonstrations for 
school groups and other visiting guests, and interacting and - 
representing WildResearch with the general public at IIBO.  
Qualifications: Some mist-netting, bird banding experience, and data 
entry skills are required. The IIBO program aim is to train volunteers 
through hands on bird banding opportunities. The successful candidate 
must therefore work well with others and show enthusiasm and patience 
for training volunteers. Must demonstrate skill in identifying North 
American birds by sight and sound. Familiarity with IIBO and 
WildResearch’s mission is an asset.  Compensation: This is a full-time 
position on Monday-Fridays between April 15 and May 31, 2016. The pay 
rate is $80/day, and does not include transportation or housing. Average 
length of day is 7.5 hours in the field; however, this may vary with 
weather and bird capture rates. This position is ideal for anyone 
interested in increasing his or her banding experience.  To Apply: 
Please send a brief cover letter, CV, and three references in one file, 
to (EM: info wildresearch.ca), subject line "IIBO SMMP Banding Assistant".

FIELD TECHNICIAN  at New Mexico State University.  Location: New Mexico 
and SE Colorado.  Duration: ~2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 26 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Field technician needed to work 
alongside a graduate student on a Burrowing Owl nest monitoring project 
in grasslands of New Mexico and southeastern Colorado. Duties will 
include walking transects in prairie dog colonies to identify nest 
burrows, using a camera peeper probe to examine nest status, and data 
entry. Will entail a considerable amount of walking carrying heavy 
equipment, and very early mornings with long days in intense sun. Must 
be willing to be flexible with schedule as field issues come about. 
Salary is approximately $4000 for the term. Housing will be provided, 
with the possibility of some short term camping. Must be able to start 
April 15th at latest, preference to earlier available candidates. 
Qualifications: Some wildlife experience is required, along with a 
positive attitude and enthusiasm for field work. Other relevant skills 
include: participation in avian studies, use of handheld GPS, 
familiarity with binocular and scope use, operating 4WD vehicle, 
experience in desert/grassland habitats, and a firm attention span for 
quality data collection and note taking  Compensation: ~$4000 for the 
season.  To Apply: Please email a cover letter detailing relevant 
experience, a resume/CV, and contact information for three references to 
CATIE PORRO (EM: porrocm nmsu.edu). *Also include earliest date of 
availability*

COLORADO RIPARIAN BIRD TECHNICIAN  at Colorado State University. 
Website: http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/~liba/index.html  Location: 
Piceance Basin, NW Colorado.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Temporary.  
Application Deadline: 24 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Job Description: 
One field technician needed 11 May through early August 2016 to assist 
M.S. graduate student in the department of Fish, Wildlife, and 
Conservation Biology at Colorado State University. The research is 
focused on investigating the effects of an invasive tree on riparian 
bird habitat use, reproductive success, and food web interactions. 
Fieldwork is located in the scenic and rugged Piceance Basin on 
Colorado’s western slope. Primary duties will vary throughout the summer 
but will include conducting bird point count surveys during early 
morning hours, passerine nest searching and monitoring, mist-netting, 
bird banding, taking weight and body measurements, fecal sample 
collection, aging/sexing using a Pyle guide, and riparian vegetation 
surveys. Competitive applicants will have an interest in avian biology 
and conservation, bird identification skills, and some experience with 
passerine extraction from mist-nets and banding. Experience with or a 
desire to learn riparian vegetation identification is also helpful. 
Accommodation will be provided for the duration of the field season in a 
serviced mobile home parked on the picturesque High Lonesome Ranch, near 
the field site. The work schedule will consist of 10 days of fieldwork 
with 4 days off in between. A field vehicle will be provided during work 
hours but applicants may want a personal vehicle for use on days off. 
There will be the opportunity to return to Fort Collins, CO in the work 
vehicle during days off; however, housing is the responsibility of the 
technician on days off (outside of staying on site in the mobile home). 
Salary will be $1300-$1500/month, depending on experience. This position 
provides the opportunity to work in beautiful riparian areas of western 
Colorado, contribute to conservation on private lands, enhance field 
research skill sets, and interact with researchers at CSU, a 
highly-respected institution for natural resources research.  
Qualifications: Preferred Skills and Personal Qualities: Strong 
applicants will have some experience with passerine extraction from 
mist-nets and bird banding/processing (please include a clear statement 
of # birds extracted and/or banded). Preferred applicants will also 
possess visual and aural bird identification and survey skills, previous 
experience with nest searching and monitoring, or experience working in 
western riparian zones. Desirable personal qualities include an ability 
to take initiative, attention to detail, adaptability, and ability to 
work long hours and live in a remote field setting.  Compensation: 
$1300-1500/month DOE.  TO APPLY: Please send a letter of interest, 
resume, and contact information for 3 references in a single PDF 
document named “applicant’s last name_CObirds” to: LANI STINSON (EM: 
lani.stinson colostate.edu). Letters should highlight specific 
qualifications mentioned in the posting (i.e., mist-netting/banding, 
nest monitoring, bird and vegetation surveys, and personal qualities) 
AND include dates of availability. Feel free to get in touch via email 
with any questions regarding the position. Applications will be reviewed 
as received but will not be considered after 24 March 2016. Lab website: 
http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/~liba/index.html

NATURAL RESOURCE TECHNICIAN (NR TECH)  at MN DNR Farmland Wildlife 
Research Group.  Website: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/index.html 
Location: southwestern Minnesota & Madelia, MN.  Duration: 6 months (may 
be extended up to 1 year).  Job Type: Temporary. Application Deadline: 
20 Mar 2016.  Job Description: The Minnesota Department of Natural 
Resources’ Farmland Wildlife Populations & Research Group 
(http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/wildlife/farmwild.html) is seeking one NR 
Technician to assist the Upland Game Project Leader with an ongoing 
research project investigating Ring-necked Pheasant habitat use and 
demography. Successful candidates will begin in early May 2016 and the 
position may be extended up to one year. This study is focused on nest 
site selection, nesting success, brood habitat selection, and chick 
survival of pheasants in southwestern Minnesota. The nest predator 
community will also be assessed. Successful candidates will work closely 
with the Upland Game Project Leader, existing NR Techs, and other DNR 
staff in the field and the office. Primary field duties and data 
collection will include: trapping, banding, and radio-collaring hen 
pheasants during the non-breeding season; locating hens via telemetry 
(especially to find nests); nest monitoring; deploying video cameras, 
DVRs, and deep-cycle marine batteries at/near nests; capturing and 
radio-tagging pheasant chicks; locating chicks via telemetry; collecting 
habitat data. Primary office duties will consist of reviewing video 
footage and data entry, but other tasks may be assigned when needed. 
Fieldwork will be conducted in southwestern Minnesota and housing will 
be provided for the field crew in this area during the breeding season 
(~May through August). The research office is located in south-central 
Minnesota near Madelia, and housing may be available for the technician 
during the rest of the year (~Sept. through April). Candidates should be 
prepared to work irregular hours on a shifting schedule, with long days 
in variable field conditions (e.g., snow, wind, extreme cold, heat, 
humidity) throughout all four seasons. Weekend shifts will be required 
during the breeding season. Candidates must be comfortable with and 
tolerant of frequent encounters with ticks, snakes, and biting insects. 
Candidates must also be comfortable using a surgical suture technique to 
affix radio-transmitters to chicks. Safety training, including 
trailering, towing, and operating an ATV/UTV, will be provided.  
Qualifications: Ideal candidates will possess an exceptional work ethic, 
the ability to work alone and with others, and great attention to 
detail. Individuals with a B.S. degree in wildlife or a related field 
are encouraged to apply. Ideally, the candidate will have prior 
experience conducting fieldwork for a wildlife research project, 
especially gamebird or grassland bird related projects, but this is not 
a requirement. The individual must be able to communicate well and 
interact positively with a variety of stakeholders, including other 
agency personnel, private landowners, and members of the public. The 
individual will assist with GIS activities so proficiency with ArcMap 
GIS software would also be helpful. Excellent data entry skills are 
needed. A valid driver’s license and the ability to lift 50 lbs are 
requirements for this position.  Compensation: $15.81/hr.  To Apply: 
Contact: Dr. NICOLE DAVROS, Upland Game Project Leader Farmland Wildlife 
Populations & Research Group Minnesota Department of Natural Resources 
35365 800th Avenue Madelia, MN 56062 (EM:  Nicole.Davros state.mn.us PH: 
507-642-8478 ext 225). Please send the following (preferably as a single 
pdf) to Dr. Nicole Davros (EM: Nicole.Davros state.mn.us): 1) Cover 
letter summarizing your experience, work ethic, and reasons for interest 
in the position. 2) Resume or CV that outlines your academic 
achievements and employment history. 3) Contact information for at least 
2 professional references.

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT- BAHAMAS LIVE-ABOARD SCHOONER  at CONSERVIAN.  
Website: https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation  Location: 
BAHAMAS.  Duration: 1 week or more.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of 
Openings: 6. Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2016.  Job Description: 
Volunteer Field Assistant- Bahamas Live-Aboard Schooner Come join us for 
the adventure of a lifetime! Conservian is seeking a few enthusiastic 
volunteer field assistants for our Bahamas shorebird habitat 
conservation project in May 2016 aboard the 75ft schooner “Dream 
Catcher”. This is an excellent opportunity to gain field experience and 
shorebird ID skills. Field assistants will assist project director with 
daily project activities. Cost for the week is $1,150 and includes your 
bunk, onboard meals, water, and ground transportation associated with 
project. Participants will fly to the Bahamas for one week to designated 
airports for shuttle transport to schooner. A valid passport is 
required. Airfare and insurance are not included. Expedition schedule: 
Assist for one week Week 1: Grand Bahama Island- May 2-9 (Freeport GBI 
Int. Airport) Week 2: Great Abaco- May 9-16 (Freeport/Marsh Harbour 
Airport) Week 3: Great Abaco- May16-23 (Marsh Harbour Airport) Week 4: 
Berry Islands & Joulters Cays- May 23-30 (Marsh Harbour/San Andros 
Airport) Project Summary Conservian and partners will begin the first 
program in the Bahamas to implement on-the-ground protective and 
restorative measures to limit human-caused disturbance, and control 
invasive Australian pine at key Piping Plover, shorebird, and seabird 
sites. Field Assistant and crew will participate in collecting new data 
on shorebirds and seabirds of the Bahamas. Selected Island sites include 
Globally Important and locally Important Bird Areas and national parks 
of the Bahamas, such as the North Atlantic Abaco Cays National Park IBA, 
Lucaya National Park IBA, Peterson Cay National Park IBA, Joulters Cay 
National Park IBA, and Berry Islands, as well as additional key 
shorebird sites on Grand Bahama Island and Great Abaco. Project partners 
include: BirdsCaribbean, Bahamas National Trust, Dream Catcher Coastal 
Sailing Adventures, International Conservation Fund of Canada, Dow Agro, 
LightHawk, Grand Bahama Nature Tours, Grand Bahama Port Authority, Grand 
Bahama Island Power, Abaco Friends of the Environment. Volunteer Field 
Assistants will work closely with project director to accomplish the 
below activities. Project Activities: Protect, post & sign shorebird 
breeding & migratory sites Collect new data on nesting shorebirds & 
habitat Control invasive Australian pine on beach habitats Work with 
local volunteers to accomplish the above goals Our days will be filled 
with much adventure. We will work in both populated and remote areas, 
sail blue Caribbean waters, visit white sandy beaches, boat to little 
islands, conduct ground surveys for beach-nesting birds, nests, and 
downy chicks, and meet new people. We will work with local volunteers to 
post and sign shorebird sites and control invasive Australian pine. 
Crews will assist with shipboard duties; sailing, cooking and cleaning. 
There will be time to fish, snorkel, or visit island towns.  
Qualifications: Qualifications: Applicants must be responsible, 
adventurous, in good physical condition, enjoy working in teams and be 
capable of walking several miles during warm weather in the Caribbean. 
Applicants must be comfortable living onboard a schooner and riding in 
small boats to access survey sites. Birding ID skills are beneficial but 
not required. NOTE: A few trip scholarships are available for qualifying 
applicants to cover part of above live-aboard costs. Prior field 
experience and leadership skills are required for trip scholarship 
consideration.  Compensation: None  To Apply: If you would like to join 
our conservation pirate crew for a week as a Volunteer Field Assistant: 
Please send 1) letter of interest 2) resume 3) names, email addresses 
and phone numbers of 3 references to MARGO ZDRAVKOVIC: (EM: MargoZ 
Coastalbird.org) Please label all attachments with your name. The review 
of applicants is ongoing and will continue until positions are filled. 
Go to https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation on Facebook for 
more information on Conservian’s conservation work and full color 
expedition brochure. See link to article on project from our supporters 
at LightHawk 
http://www.lighthawk.org/what-we-do/blog/saving-bahamas-beaches-birds

SHOREBIRD MONITOR  at The Trustees of Reservations.  Website: 
http://www.thetrustees.org  Location: Nantucket, MA.  Duration: 4 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 24 Mar 2016. Job 
Description: About the Organization: The Trustees is an organization 
with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places are open to 
all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. 
Founded in 1891, by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for 
public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, 
and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places 
across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, 
including 25,000+ acres on more than 100 reservations that are all open 
to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and 
supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more 
than 40,000 members. Our seasonal staff plays an integral role in 
ensuring that our visitors enjoy our extraordinary places. With the 
change to warmer temperatures, we experience an influx of visitors of 
all ages and backgrounds who want to explore and be inspired by our 
properties. Sandy beaches, wooded trails, cultural gardens, historic 
homes, community supported agriculture—there are many ways for visitors 
to discover and explore The Trustees, and just as many opportunities for 
seasonal employees to make each visitor’s experience special. Position 
Summary: The Trustees of Reservations are seeking qualified individuals 
to assist with monitoring, research, and management activities for 
nesting and migratory shorebirds at Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge 
(1,117 acres). The Shorebird Technician is part of a team responsible 
for barrier beach protection and ecological management of the refuge. 
This is a seasonal, full-time position expected to begin in April/May 
and continue through August, located on the island of Nantucket. 
Essential Functions: Perform daily monitoring and management activities 
for breeding piping plovers, terns, and American oystercatchers, 
including: habitat delineation, nest location, nest protection, chick 
monitoring, and data entry Assist with daily reports on the breeding 
status and location of nesting shorebirds and communicate with the 
Southeast Ecology Assistant and property management staff to ensure the 
successful implementation of our barrier beach protection program Assist 
with the collection of migratory shorebird abundance and distribution 
data Install, maintain, and remove symbolic fencing, predator 
exclosures, and signage used to protect breeding and migratory 
shorebirds as well as other sensitive barrier beach habitats Assist with 
targeted predator control and monitoring efforts Assist in compilation 
of data for state piping plover, tern, and American oystercatcher census 
forms Educate the public about shorebird and barrier beach ecology 
Assist gatehouse staff with property admissions and permit sales as 
needed Assist site staff with stewardship and property maintenance tasks 
as needed Assist tour staff with opening of the lighthouse and other 
visitor services tasks as needed Other tasks and duties as assigned  
Qualifications: Coursework in wildlife biology, ecology, zoology, 
environmental science, or related field The ability to identify 
shorebirds by sight and sound At least 3 months of previous field 
experience Strong verbal communication skills The ability to work 
closely with other staff and the public Preferred applicants will have 
experience with: Beach-nesting shorebirds on the Atlantic coast 
Behavioral data collection Wildlife tracking Coastal wildlife management 
issues GIS mapping Requirements: The ability to work outdoors daily, and 
at times, under rigorous conditions The ability to perform physically 
strenuous duties, such as hiking long distances on the beach The ability 
to lift/carry 50 pounds The ability to occasionally work some weekends, 
holidays, and irregular hours (depending upon wildlife and weather) A 
valid driver’s license, as well as a satisfactory driving record as 
outlined in The Trustees’ driving policy A satisfactory criminal 
background check (CORI) Compensation: $15/hour. The Trustees offers 
competitive compensation and the opportunity to be part of a dedicated 
team across the Commonwealth who love the outdoors, who love the 
distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and 
protecting our special places, for everyone, forever. In addition to 
being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees of Reservations aim to 
create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of our 
team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and 
communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission.  To 
Apply: e-mail (EM: fpollnac thetrustees) for details on how to apply.

BANDER IN CHARGE  at Rocky Point Bird Observatory.  Website: 
http://rpbo.org  Location: Victoria, BC, Canada.  Duration: July 21 to 
Oct 18 plus writing period.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 
31 Mar /2016.  Job Description: We require an experienced 
bander-in-charge (BIC) to help operate two banding stations. The RPBO 
has operated since 1994 under a fixed migration monitoring protocol 
consisting of a standardized banding program using mist nets, a one-hour 
census, general observations of birds, and the determination of Daily 
Estimated Totals (DET). The BIC will be expected to work a 5-6 day week. 
Work will be at both Rocky Point (restricted access, Department of 
National Defense (DND) lands) and Pedder Bay (at Pedder Bay Marina, 
accessible to the public) locations, with more time at Pedder Bay. The 
BIC would oversee a senior bander and two assistant banders, and will be 
responsible for data security, daily review of data to ensure it matches 
standards, and season-end report production. The BIC will be responsible 
for completion of the EDT sheet and the Daily Log during the days that 
he/she is present, and also for data entry of banding and EDT data for 
all days during the entire monitoring period. The BIC will train 
volunteers in extraction and other aspects of the monitoring and banding 
process. The BIC will be required to demonstrate observatory activities 
to occasional groups of visitors. The BIC is also responsible for 
day-to-day compliance with Department of National Defence requirements. 
Duties include: • Mist-netting and banding birds • Conducting census as 
required • Data entry and data quality assurance • Overseeing and 
training volunteers in bird extraction, data entry and banding • Helping 
with daily observations of birds • Preparing an occasional blog of the 
week’s activities and highlights • Writing a final report (similar to 
previous years) Qualifications: • The BIC must hold or be eligible for a 
Banding Permit. • Extensive experience in avian mist-netting/banding 
[please include all relevant banding training and number of birds 
processed (2500+ preferred)]. All banding experience must be documented 
with references. • Experience of work at other bird observatories is 
highly desirable. • Experience banding, ageing and sexing of 
Nearctic/neotropical land bird migrants. • Ability to identify Western 
Birds by sight and sound. • Demonstrated abilities in data management 
and integrity • Demonstrated experience with MS Office suite • 
Demonstrated experience in migration monitoring observatory management 
and report writing. • Attention to detail, accuracy and thoroughness. • 
Experience coordinating volunteers and supervising other banders. • 
Ability to work with others and a willingness to share your knowledge 
with other banders and volunteers. • Must be enthusiastic, physically 
fit, and able to work in cool to warm climate, with a strong work ethic. 
• Having own personal transportation is required.  Compensation: 
Compensation will be based on skill level and experience. The range will 
be provided to interested applicants on request. Trailer accommodation 
for a low monthly fee is available.  To Apply: Please send resumes to 
(EM: jobs rpbo.org). Please submit by March 31, 2016. We encourage 
applicants to submit as soon as possible as we reserve the right to 
offer this position to a well-qualified applicant before the deadline date.

VOLUNTEER (UNPAID) FIELD ASSISTANTS WANTED FOR STUDY OF HISPANIOLAN 
WOODPECKER BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY  at Cornell Lab of Ornithology/Cornell 
University.  Website: 
https://sites.google.com/site/joshlapergola/volunteer2016  Location: 
Piedra Blanca (near Jarabacoa, close to Salto Jimenoa I), La Vega 
province, Dominican Republic.  Duration: ~3.5 months.  Job Type: 
Volunteer. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 256 Mar 2016.  
Job Description: TWO field assistants needed for a study of ecology of 
colonial, cooperative breeding and foraging behavior in the Hispaniolan 
Woodpecker in the Dominican Republic.  Field research assistants will 
participate in data collection during an intensive ~3.5-month field 
season. Assistant duties will include (but are not limited to) nest 
monitoring, focal behavioral observations (including nest watches and 
foraging records), assisting with tree-climbing, color-band reading, 
nest-searching, assisting with bird capture and processing, and data 
entry.  Job description: The Hispaniolan Woodpecker (Melanerpes 
striatus) nests colonially, ranging from 2 to as many as 20+ 
simultaneously active nests in the same tree, making it very unique 
among woodpeckers (only one other picid species of the more than 200 is 
known to nest in colonies). Additionally, the Hispaniolan Woodpecker is 
the most sexually size dimorphic of Melanerpes woodpeckers. Since 2012, 
I have been color-banding and observing these woodpeckers to better 
understand the social organization of colonies. Fieldwork in the 2016 
field season will focus on further studying social organization of 
colonies, attempting to answer such questions as: 1) How do nesting 
substrate (live vs. dead trees) and its availability influence colony 
size and structure? 2) What information do prospecting birds utilize to 
"decide where to nest, and how does this information use influence 
variation in colony size? More generally, we will collect data to help 
test hypotheses regarding the costs, benefits, and consequences of group 
living, the operation of sexual selection in cooperative societies, and 
the evolutionary factors driving the woodpecker's exceptional size 
dimorphism. An important secondary objective of our work will be 
studying how parasitic fly larvae in the genus Philornis impact nesting 
success. Field research assistants will participate in data collection 
during an intensive 3.5-month field season. Assistant duties will 
include (but are not limited to) nest monitoring, focal behavioral 
observations (including nest watches, dominance watches, and foraging 
records), assisting with tree-climbing, color-band reading, 
nest-searching, assisting with bird capture and processing (including 
metal- and color-banding), and data management and entry. All volunteers 
will have the opportunity to learn various tree-climbing techniques. 
Assistants will be trained to set up, operate, and take down a unique 
elevated mist-net system developed specifically for this project but 
with applications to other ornithological studies.  Days will be long 
and the work will be physically and mentally demanding, but for those 
seeking to gain experience in field research, you won’t be disappointed. 
The workweek will typically be 6 days long in humid, mosquito-filled 
fields and forests, involving hiking sometimes muddy, steep hills, 
climbing barbed-wire fences, and avoiding bulls; this work will leave 
you exhausted at the end of the day! Assistants will be involved in all 
aspects of the project, including discussions of the conceptual 
framework of the project.  Neotropical bird species are generally poorly 
known with many aspects of their natural history incomplete or wholly 
unknown. Hispaniola is an island with many poorly known native or 
endemic species that will reveal their intriguing secrets to those 
motivated and patient enough to look. While our work will focus 
primarily on Hispaniolan Woodpecker, opportunities to collect data on 
the island’s other avian denizens may arise, and we will exploit these 
opportunities when possible. Any such observations of other bird species 
made by field assistants may result in publications (so an added bonus 
of this fieldwork is the possibility of not only adding a publication to 
your CV but making a real contribution to our knowledge of Hispaniolan 
birds and Neotropical ornithology). That having been said, the 
woodpecker research takes priority.  Dates: Spring/summer assistants- 
Start: ~15 April (flexible*), End: ~30 July 2016. (~3 months) *I will 
consider early/mid-May start dates for highly qualified applicants. 
College graduates and undergraduates are encouraged to apply. Current 
college students are encouraged to apply for academic credit for their 
work at their home institution.  Qualifications: Those with previous 
field experience (especially those who have bird-handling and/or 
behavioral observation experience) and a strong interest in bird 
behavior are highly preferred, but such skills are not absolutely 
necessary (indeed, I will train you with numerous field protocols). 
Other important qualifications include: 1) willingness to work very long 
hours in tropical conditions (that means buggy, sweaty, and very wet), 
2) commitment to paying attention to detail (e.g., writing legibly) for 
the entire ~3.5 months of work, 3) ability to get along well with and be 
respectful of others in a very cramped environment (you will be in close 
contact with myself and three to four other field assistants for the 
whole 3.5 months, another PhD student and his team of one or two people, 
a post-doc visiting for a month, and occasional other visitors for 
varying lengths of time), 4) ability and willingness to work alone or 
jointly in the field and to work in an area where encounters with 
venomous invertebrates are a real possibility (there are plenty of bees, 
wasps, and ants; fortunately, though, there are no venomous snakes), 5) 
good color vision (essential for distinguishing color-bands), 6) 
willingness to cook (we will prepare nearly all meals and share cooking 
duties), 7) willingness to contribute to general upkeep of living 
quarters (e.g., cleaning dishes, sweeping and cleaning the house, 
locking up, etc.), and 8) an open mind, and a positive, pro-active 
attitude. 9) Spanish language competency is a big plus! 10) Applicants 
must have a strong interest in field research as a possible or definite 
career goal (i.e., applying because you’d like to see a tropical forest 
before going off to medical school is not something I’m looking for). 
Additional Desired Skills: I am especially interested in having 
assistants with a strong background in botanical identification to help 
with cataloguing woodpecker food items. Digital ornithology represents 
another component of the work, including photo documentation of all 
captured birds. I am interested in having assistants with strong 
photographing skills to help collect and curate photographs.  
Compensation: Housing, drinking water, and research-related travel 
within the Dominican Republic will be covered. Additionally, some 
funding is available to partly or fully cover airfare to/from the 
Dominican Republic. Assistants will have to cover their food expenses 
(~$30 USD per week).  To Apply: Please send: 1) a cover letter (1 page) 
detailing your interests and career goals and how you see this 
internship fitting in with them, 2) a resume or CV (keep it to relevant 
details), 3) an unofficial transcript (or simple list of courses and 
grades on a spreadsheet), and 4) the names and contact information 
(email and phone) of 3 references (ideally with some experience with how 
you work in a research/field context). Please also indicate the nature 
of your professional relationship to EACH reference (e.g., field 
supervisor, academic advisor, professor for a class, etc.).  PLEASE ONLY 
APPLY IF YOU DO NOT REQUIRE A STIPEND.  Contact: JOSHUA B. LAPERGOLA 
(EM: jbl96 AT cornell.edu).
Subject: Birdjobs -- March 2, 2016
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2016 21:43:24 -0500
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WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN POSITION  at Bioacoustic Unit.  Website: 
http://bioacoustic.abmi.ca/  Location: Boreal forest and grasslands of 
Alberta, Canada.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 2 to 4. Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2016.  Job Description: 
The Bioacoustic Unit, a collaboration between the Bayne Lab at the 
University of Alberta and the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute 
(ABMI), is seeking 2-4 skilled technicians for work in the spring and 
summer of 2016. Technicians will be working with acoustic recording 
technology to survey rare animals and species-at-risk in the boreal 
forest and grasslands of Alberta. Other duties include equipment 
maintenance and preparation, data entry and interpretation of audio 
recordings. Accommodations in the field (rustic camps), food and travel 
to field sites will be provided. Applicants must provide their own 
accommodations in Edmonton during field preparation days and days off. 
Applicants can expect to spend long periods of time in the field and 
those with flexible schedules will be preferred.  Qualifications: A 
minimum of 2 years working in remote conditions is preferable. 
Technicians must endure long hikes (5-10 km/day), carrying heavy loads 
(up to 40 lbs.), inclement weather and biting insects. Applicants with 
the following experience will be preferred: experience driving 4x4 
trucks, trailer hauling and driving ATVs; working alone in isolated 
conditions far from urban areas; ability to navigate using compass, maps 
and GPS; ability to sustain camp life for long periods (cooking, 
cleaning, etc.) Applicants should be independent, self-starters, 
problem-solvers and have good morale.  Compensation: Salary: $2500 – 
2900 / month DOE.  To Apply: A CV along with 3 references can be sent to 
both: HEDWIG LANKAU, Research Coordinator (EM: hedwig AT ualberta.ca), 
ALEX MACPHAIL, Field Coordinator, (EM: agmacpha AT ualberta.ca).

BANDER  at Southern Sierra Research Station.  Website: 
http://www.southernsierraresearch.org  Location: Lower Colorado River 
AZ, CA.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 
30 Apr 2016.  Job Description: We are seeking one (1) experienced bird 
bander to assist with population monitoring of the recently listed 
Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo on the lower Colorado River in AZ and 
California. Join us for an exciting field season working in remote 
desert riparian areas with one of the most interesting and challenging 
birds of the Southwest.  Qualifications: : 1) Extensive avian 
mist-netting/banding experience, preferably MAPS or equivalent (please 
include number of birds processed 350 + preferred - and all relevant 
banding training. All banding experience must be documented with 
references. 2) Experience leading banding crews. 3) Avian blood 
extraction experience. 4) At least one field season conducting other 
avian field work. 5) Must be enthusiastic, physically fit, and able to 
work in high temperatures / humidity / mosquito density, with a strong 
work ethic. 4) A valid US driver’s license and personal cell phone. 5) 
An overall dedication to collecting high quality data, and willingness 
to solve problems and complete tasks effectively. Applicants must have a 
current First Aid/CPR Certification or be willing to complete a free 
course online (provided by employer) before June 1. Duties: 1) Banders 
will lead a crew of 1-2 people. 2) Banding crews will erect canopy nets 
and target-capture Yellow-billed Cuckoos (specialized training will be 
provided). 3) Banders will collect blood and meticulously record 
m¬morphological data, and enter into Trimble GPS units. 4) Netting will 
begin very early each morning, and crews will move nets several times 
during each morning based on current cuckoo activity. 5) Banders may be 
required to carry heavy equipment over long distances and set up in 
difficult terrain or in dense vegetation. 6) Crews will often drive or 
hike long distances pre-dawn to banding locations. 7) When not netting, 
banders will conduct other field work including call back surveys.  
Compensation: Monthly salary is $2600 to $2800 depending on experience. 
Housing and field vehicle are provided. Shared field housing is based in 
Blythe CA.  To apply, email a cover letter stating your interest in the 
position and dates of availability, and a resume which includes names 
and current contact information (email and phone) of 3 references 
(please include your name in email subject and filename of attachment) 
to DIANE TRACY (EM: lcrjobs2016 AT gmail.com) by April 30. Hiring will 
begin as suitable applicants are identified and will continue until the 
position is filled. Please make sure your references are able to comment 
on your banding and avian field capabilities. We are unable to employ 
non-US citizens without a current Employment Authorization Document 
(EAD). No pets are allowed. Southern Sierra Research Station is an Equal 
Opportunity Employer.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Center for Natural Lands Management. Website: 
http://cnlm.org/donate-get-involved/opportunities/ Location: Olympia, 
WA.  Duration: 11 April - early August 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number 
of Openings: 3-4. Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2016.  Job Description: 
The Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM) is hiring three to four 
Avian Field Technicians to assist on bird monitoring projects in prairie 
and oak habitats at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in the South Puget 
Sound region of Washington State. Projects include: 1) demographic 
monitoring of the Federally Threatened streaked horned lark and western 
bluebird; 2) radio-telemetry and GPS tagging of larks and bluebirds, and 
3) breeding bird community study in prairie and oak woodlands. Primary 
duties will include mapping territories, finding and monitoring nests, 
re-sighting color-banded birds, conducting behavioral observations, 
conducting bird surveys (point counts and line transects), sampling 
vegetation, and entering data. Technician may also assist with 
mist-netting, banding bluebirds, and applying GPS tags and 
radio-transmitters using leg loop method.  Qualifications: Field work 
will be conducted at prairie training sites and active airfields on 
JBLM. Technician will clearly collect data, meticulously manage it, and 
be detail oriented in observation and documentation. The technician 
should be able to identify local grassland and oak bird species by sight 
and ear, or quickly learn. The technician will work closely with 
supervisors to communicate information about status and location of lark 
nests to site managers. Successful applicants should have a keen 
interest in avian research and conservation, demonstrate excellent 
communication skills, be able to work independently and in a team 
setting, and be comfortable working on an active military base. Previous 
experience working with birds is preferred, but not required.  
Compensation: Pay rate is $14-16/hr, DOE.  To apply submit a single 
document that includes a detailed letter of interest, current resumé or 
curriculum vitae, and three professional references (names, 
affiliations, and contact information) to: (EM: careers-aft AT 
cnlm.org). The full job announcement can be viewed at: 
http://cnlm.org/donate-get-involved/opportunities/. All applications 
will be acknowledged.

CALIFORNIA CONDOR MONITORING TECHNICIANS  at The Great Basin Institute.  
Website: https://www.thegreatbasininstitute.org/jobs/ Location: Hopper 
Mountain National Wildlife Refuge, CA.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 6 Mar 2016.  Job 
Description: The Great Basin Institute is working cooperatively with the 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Hopper Mountain National Wildlife 
Refuge (NWR) Complex based in Ventura, CA to support the California 
Condor Recovery Program. One or two Monitoring Technicians will be 
selected to serve as AmeriCorps volunteers to assist in management of 
the free flying population of California Condors in southern California. 
These are 6-month commitments during which volunteer interns will 
receive a living allowance of $39 per day of work while working on and 
around one of two wildlife refuges central to condor activity in 
Southern CA. This volunteer opportunity focuses on management of the 
free flying population of California Condors in Southern California. 
Selected applicants will track this population throughout its range 
using radio telemetry and by ground-truthing GPS transmitter data. 
Volunteers will observe condor behavior at feeding sites, roosts and 
nests. Field work requires the ability to work independently and as a 
team; work and sometimes camp in remote areas during inclement weather 
or harsh environmental conditions; travel via ATV, 4WD vehicle, or by 
foot, in steep mountainous terrain; carry 50lb carcasses to feeding 
sites; keep detailed field notes; follow data collection protocols for 
the collection and entry of accurate and consistent data; and assist in 
routine office work Monitoring Technicians will track this population 
throughout its range using radio telemetry and by ground-truthing GPS 
transmitter data. Timeline and Compensation: o 6-month appointment 
beginning March 2016, or upon availability o $40/day field per diem o 
Education Award*: $2,865 o USFWS housing provided during 10-day service 
period *AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or 
future education experiences, including payment of qualifying federal 
student loans. Loan forbearance and accrued interest payment on 
qualifying student loans is also available. Location: The Hopper 
Mountain NWR Complex manages four National Wildlife Refuges, and is 
headquartered in Ventura, California. It serves as the lead office for 
the California Condor Recovery Program 
(http://www.fws.gov/refuge/hopper_mountain/). Located in the southern 
Los Padres National Forest region, Hopper Mountain NWR is 70 miles 
northwest of Los Angeles and 70 miles east of Santa Barbara.  
Qualifications: o Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences (e.g., 
biology, ecology, wildlife management, or related field) or coursework 
and related experience; o Previous experience following protocols for 
field sampling and data collection and related experience in data entry, 
collection and management; o Understanding of issues related to 
threatened and endangered species, and familiarity with the ecology of 
the study region preferred; o Previous experience in using radio 
telemetry to locate free-ranging animals preferred; o Experience in the 
use of GPS units for navigation and collecting spatial data; o Possess 
strong organizational skills; o Tolerant of working in variable weather 
conditions, willing and able to work outdoors in adverse weather 
conditions, and able to hike 2-5+ miles daily on uneven terrain while 
carrying a pack sometimes exceeding 50 lbs.; o Willingness and ability 
to camp at primitive sites for several consecutive nights; o Ability to 
work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals and 
follow safe working practices; o Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s 
license and clean driving record; o Experience safely operating 4WD 
vehicles and ATVs; and o Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) 
U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive 
an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the 
equivalent of two full-time education awards), (3) pass National Sex 
Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks, 
(4) Adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in 
the Member Service Agreement; and (5) Will not engage in any prohibited 
activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement.  Compensation: o 
$40/day field per diem o Education Award*: $2,865 o USFWS housing 
provided during 10-day service period.  To Apply: Applicants should 
forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional 
references (EM: rarecruitment AT thegreatbasininstitute.org). Please 
include where you found this position posted. Incomplete applications 
will not be considered. No phone inquiries, please. We conform to all 
the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment 
opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, 
minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all 
of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all 
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without 
regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender 
identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic 
Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, 
or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation 
against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, 
to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist 
or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose 
discrimination.

BIRD MONITORING BIOLOGISTS  at Point Blue Conservation Science. Website: 
http://www.pointblue.org  Location: Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascades, 
CA.  Duration: 25 April through 5 August, 2016 (start and end date may 
be flexible, depending on experience).  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 4 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Two 
bird and vegetation survey technician positions available on multiple 
monitoring projects in the Sierra Nevada of California with Point Blue 
Conservation Science. This program offers a unique opportunity to 
explore and observe birds in some of the most beautiful landscapes in 
California, across a wide range of habitats, while collecting data to 
guide forest management in the Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascades. 
Field work covers a vast profile of elevations in coniferous forest, 
aspen, oak, meadow, and chaparral habitats, with a significant focus on 
collecting data in recently burned areas. Primary duties include, but 
are not limited to: Conducting multiple-species avian point counts, nest 
searching, vegetation surveys, data entry, navigating cross-country in 
mountainous terrain and driving company-leased and government-owned 4×4 
vehicles. In addition to these duties, two technician positions based 
near Lake Almanor will assist with banding and extracting birds at two 
MAPS stations. The northern and central Sierra crews will also be 
deploying and maintaining bat bioacoustic recorders. Qualifications: 
Previous experience point counting multiple bird species by sight and 
sound is required, preferably in the Western US. All candidates must 
have the ability to navigate cross-country in complex, steep mountainous 
terrain in post-fire (brushy, sooty) landscapes. All successful 
candidates must be able to identify over 100 bird species by sight and 
sound following two weeks of training. We require self-motivation, an 
enthusiasm for travel and camping, good sense of direction, the ability 
to cope with snow and inclement weather, willingness to spend long hours 
in the field observing birds 6 days/week and the ability to work well 
independently and in a group living situation. Most positions require 
significant driving between remote sites (up to 2-4 hours traveling per 
day for some positions) and front-country camping up to 5 days/week. 
Successful applicants will need a valid U.S. driver’s license and will 
be asked to provide information to verify their good driving record with 
one or fewer moving violations in the last three years. Point Blue is an 
equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against 
applicants or employees because of race, color, religion, national 
origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, disability 
status of an otherwise qualified individual, membership or application 
for membership in an uniformed service, or membership in any other class 
protected by applicable law and will make reasonable accommodation for 
applicants with disabilities to complete the application and/or 
participate in the interview process.  Compensation: Total compensation 
is at least $3,000/month, which includes an hourly wage and housing 
costs. An hourly wage equivalent to $2,650-2800/month DOE for technician 
positions, including overtime pay according California State law. 
Housing is provided at a value = $350/month. Field housing locations are 
near Lake Almanor, South Lake Tahoe, and Shaver Lake, CA. Work vehicles 
are also provided.  To Apply: Send a single document (PDF preferred, or 
Word Doc) including a cover letter describing previous point count 
experience and interest in this position, specific dates of 
availability, geographic location preference (if any), a resume, and 
contact information for three references to BRENT CAMPOS (EM: bcampos AT 
pointblue DOT org) and JOSH STAGNER (EM: jstagner AT pointblue DOT org). 
In the subject line type: Sierra Bird Crew 2016. Only those qualified 
applicants who we desire to interview will be contacted starting 
February 8. Qualified candidates will be hired as they are identified. 
Point Blue is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not 
discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, 
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, citizenship 
status, disability status of an otherwise qualified individual, 
membership or application for membership in an uniformed service, or 
membership in any other class protected by applicable law and will make 
reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities to complete 
the application and/or participate in the interview process.

SNOWY PLOVER ECOLOGIST  at Point Reyes National Seashore Association.  
Website: http://www.ptreyes.org/  Location: Point Reyes National 
Seashore, CA.  Duration: full time from March 2016 – October 2016, with 
possible extension March 2017 – October 2017. Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 4 Mar 2016.  Job Description: The main duties of 
this position are to implement protection of western snowy plover 
populations and monitor reproductive success of plovers at Point Reyes 
National Seashore. The incumbent will be responsible for establishing 
large closure areas using signs and symbolic fencing to protect snowy 
plover breeding habitat. The incumbent will follow established protocols 
to conduct field work to census western snowy plovers along multiple 
stretches of beach within the park, collect data on banded individuals, 
and locate snowy plover nests. Predator exclosures will be erected 
around all nests and nests will be regularly monitored for hatch 
success. As part of the plover banding program, eggs will be floated in 
order to estimate hatch dates, eggs will be handled and checked for 
hatch, and plover chicks will be captured by hand and banded with 
plastic color bands. Following hatching, snowy plover broods will be 
followed in order to determine fledging success. All data will be 
collected on pre-defined datasheets and GPS locations of all observed 
snowy plovers and nests will be recorded. All survey data will be 
entered into the western snowy plover monitoring database and 
error-checked. The incumbent will coordinate, schedule, and train at 
least one field assistant in the collection of the monitoring data. The 
incumbent will assist in the training, scheduling, and coordination of 
the snowy plover docent program and provide regular field updates to the 
docents. The incumbent will collaborate with other regional western 
snowy plover monitoring groups, including those with the National Park 
Service, US Fish and Wildlife Services, and Point Blue Conservation 
Science. Summarizing results and writing the annual western snowy plover 
report at the end of the season, producing outreach material, and giving 
presentations at the park are integral aspects of implementing the 
monitoring program. The position will coordinate activities closely with 
other park staff including the PORE Wildlife Ecologist and Law 
Enforcement personnel. The incumbent will be expected to safely work 
unsupervised in the field in remote wilderness areas with some strenuous 
physical activity, and hike long distances off-trail and in rough 
terrain, in potentially inclement weather, with exposure to poison oak 
and ticks possible. Point Reyes National Seashore has implemented an 
intensive effort to monitor and protect western snowy plovers within the 
park for over 20 years. Visit the following web pages to learn more. 
http://www.nps.gov/pore/learn/nature/birds_snowyplover.htm 
http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/units/sfan/monitor/snowy_plovers.cfm 
http://www.sfnps.org/western_snowy_plover/ Essential responsibilities 
include but may not be limited to the following activities: - 
Establishing large beach closure areas and posting information signs - 
Reading color bands of snowy plover adults and chicks - Nest searching - 
Constructing exclosures around snowy plover nests - Brood monitoring - 
Chick and adult banding - Predator monitoring - Entry and management of 
data - Train and supervise support field staff and volunteer docents - 
Manage and maintain large data sets - Summarize and analyze data - Lead 
or participate in writing management summary reports  Qualifications: - 
Undergraduate degree in conservation biology, ecology, environmental 
sciences, environmental policy and planning, or other related field, or 
equivalent experience. - At least 3 seasons of experience collecting 
avian field data. - Ability to work long hours in the field and walk up 
to 10 miles in soft sand carrying heavy loads of field equipment. - 
Previous field experience with shorebird nest searching, bird handling, 
and banding. - Previous experience with high volume data entry and 
management. - Previous experience interacting with and educating 
volunteer docents and members of the public in a positive manner. - 
Excellent inter-personal, written and verbal communication skills. - 
Highly desirable skill includes previous experience banding western 
snowy plovers. - Other highly desirable skills include database 
management (Microsoft Access), quantitative and spatial analytical 
skills, and grant and technical writing skills. Special Requirements: - 
The applicant must have a valid driver’s license. - Background check 
and/or security investigation is required.  Compensation: Compensation: 
$20 / hour Housing: If needed, a shared apartment within Point Reyes 
National Seashore has been reserved for this position at a reasonable 
monthly rate.  To Apply: E-mail: (1) cover letter describing 
qualifications and reasons for interest in this position and Point Reyes 
National Seashore, (2) complete CV/resume, and (3) contact information 
(including phone numbers and e-mail addresses) for 3 references to (EM: 
dave_press AT nps.gov) with “Snowy Plover Ecologist 2016” in the subject 
line.

QUANTITATIVE ECOLOGIST/APPLIED STATISTICIAN  at Cornell Lab of 
Ornithology.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Post-doc.  Application 
Deadline: 12 Mar 2016.  Job Description: SUMMARY: The Cornell Lab of 
Ornithology is the world's leading resource for conservation, research, 
education, and citizen science focused on birds. The Lab is a vibrant 
unit within Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), 
where full-time faculty and other renowned professionals direct twelve 
world-class, mission-driven programs. Staff at the Lab teach 
undergraduate courses, advise graduate students, collect and disseminate 
world-famous digital resources on biodiversity, and engage with partner 
organizations and citizens around the world to conduct scientific 
research and conservation actions. Our management and staff are 
committed to the highest standards of ethics and excellence in all areas 
of our work, and our Board leadership includes faculty from Cornell and 
other universities, successful entrepreneurs and managers from the 
business and non-profit sectors, and conservation-minded citizens from 
the United States and beyond. This is a full-time one year appointment, 
with reappointment conditional on satisfactory performance and available 
funding. BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY: The Postdoctoral Associate 
will lead the development of hierarchical models that reconcile multiple 
data sets, to answer questions focused on the seasonal mechanisms of 
songbird populations. In addition to model development and validation 
via simulations, the postdoc will apply the model to help further 
conservation efforts led by the Tricolored Blackbird Working group- a 
multi-partner group whose members include California Audubon and U.C. 
Davis. This applied component of the research will be carried out in 
close collaboration with Dr. Marcel Holyoak and Dr. Bob Meese 
(Department of Environmental Science and Policy- U. C. Davis). The 
postdoc will use different data sets for Tricolored Blackbird 
populations, which include predicted abundance, mark-capture-recapture 
records for multiple sites, breeding observations, and other count 
records for California. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Develop models 
and simulate data to meet project goals. Apply developed models to data 
from Tricolored Blackbird populations. Provide general sampling 
guidelines and priority information needs to the Tricolored Blackbird 
Working group. Present results at professional meetings, conferences, 
and popular seminars. Prepare peer reviewed papers and other research 
products, including reports and relevant information to conservation 
partners (70%) • Engage in ongoing academic and intellectual life within 
the Conservation Science Programs at the Lab of Ornithology and at 
Cornell University. (10%) • Participate in general project management 
and working directly with internal and external project collaborators 
(15%) • Perform related projects and special duties as assigned. (5%)  
Qualifications: QUALIFICATIONS: • PhD in quantitative ecology, computer 
science, applied mathematics, or a related field with strong background 
in statistics and model development. • Experience with R and other 
statistical languages. • Ability to apply quantitative methods to answer 
ecological questions or hypotheses. • Strong record of success 
conducting research and scholarly activities, including publication in 
peer-reviewed journals. • Experience related to dynamic models in 
population ecology, including estimation of demographic parameters. • 
Experience in ornithology is a bonus, but not required. Compensation: 
Commensurate with experience  To Apply: Please send a single pdf file 
containing a letter of application outlining qualifications and 
experience for the position, curriculum vitae, 1 example publication and 
appendix code, and the names and contact details for two references. 
Email to (EM: set2 AT cornell.edu) or in hard copy to SUSAN TAGGART, 
Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, 291A Johnson 
Center for Birds & Biodiversity, Ithaca, NY 14850. Inquiries about 
position specifics can be directed to Dr. VIVIANA RUIZ-GUTIERREZ (EM: 
vr45 AT cornell.edu) or Dr. EVAN COOCH (EM: evan.cooch AT cornell.edu). 
Review of applicants will begin February 29, 2016 and continue until the 
position is filled.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  at Seattle Audubon Society.  Website: 
http://www.seattleaudubon.org  Location: Seattle, WA.  Duration: Open.  
Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 21 Mar 2016.  Job 
Description: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SEATTLE AUDUBON SOCIETY. Seattle 
Audubon is an independent 501(c) (3) organization that cultivates and 
leads a community appreciative and protective of birds and their 
habitat. As the organization celebrates its centennial year, we seek an 
Executive Director who can lead both staff and volunteers in 
implementing the organization’s mission while retaining the strength of 
its grass roots community. This is a unique opportunity to lead the 
organization as it enters a new period of growth and renewal. Seattle 
Audubon Society: (1) teaches about birds and their habitats to children, 
families, and adults; (2) holds Master Birder classes and field trips; 
(3) conducts citizen-science data-collection across Washington State; 
(4) has more than 600 annual volunteers; (5) operates The Nature Shop, a 
retail store that also serves as a community gathering place; (6) 
engages a community of more than 5000 member households (including 
National Audubon, of which it is an affiliate). Seattle Audubon Program 
Areas: (1) Education teaches bird and habitat appreciation, and 
conservation to children and adults. This includes programs in Seattle 
Public Schools and a successful summer Nature Camp. (2) Science collects 
data in three separate projects: Puget Sound Seabird Survey (PSSS), 
Neighborhood Bird Project (NBP), Christmas Bird Count (CBC), as well as 
managing Bird-Web.org, an online guide to birds of Washington State. (3) 
Conservation closely monitors the threats to bird habitat and 
participates in campaigns that protect both birds and the places in 
which they live. General Responsibilities of the Executive Director: (1) 
work with 12 staff members, Board of Directors, 600 volunteers and more 
than 2600 Seattle Audubon member households to carry out the mission and 
values of the organization; (2) lead implementation of strategic plan: 
(3) manage staff, program and oversee all function of the organization; 
(4) manage budget and finances to meet financial goals, working with the 
Treasurer, Finance Committee, and Board; (5) work with Development 
Director in implementing the fundraising program; (6) represent Seattle 
Audubon in a positive and professional manner to members, donors, and 
the general public. Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications: At least 
five years of experience in managing staff, volunteers and fundraising 
in the non-profit sector. Experience in education, conservation, and 
local advocacy preferred. Core Competencies: (1) proven management, 
financial, fundraising, and organizational skills; (2) ability to help 
set vision; (3) charismatic leadership; (4) team builder; (5) strong 
oral and written communication skills Essential Job Capabilities: (1) 
ability to drive; (2) general knowledge of computers and office 
equipment; (3) ability to fluently speak and read English; (4) ability 
to pass any necessary State and Federal background checks Equal 
Employment Opportunity Employer: Equal employment opportunity is the 
policy of Seattle Audubon Society. Seattle Audubon will administer 
advertising, selection, employment, compensation, promotion, training, 
layoff, recall, and benefits at all levels without regard to race, 
gender, color, creed, national origin age, political affiliation, 
marital status, sexual orientation, physical, mental or sensory 
disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. Seattle Audubon 
strictly prohibits any sexual, racial, or other form of discrimination 
prohibited by law. Compensation: Salary: Based on experience.  To Apply: 
Please submit a resume and letter of interest to (EM: jobs AT 
seattleaudubon.org) by March 21, 2016.

RESEARCH BIOLOGIST  at Klamath Bird Observatory.  Website: 
http://www.KlamathBird.org  Location: Ashland, OR.  Duration: Open. Job 
Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2016.  Job Description: 
Klamath Bird Observatory (www.KlamathBird.org) seeks to fill a position 
with primary responsibilities to support ongoing avian long-term 
monitoring and applied ecology studies to advance bird conservation. The 
Research Biologist will oversee all aspects of a specific program which 
consists of several distinct and always evolving research projects. Job 
duties include grant writing, partnership building, study design and 
project management, data management, statistical analyses, report and 
manuscript writing, community and scientific presentations, and field 
work as needed. Involvement in implementing field studies will be a 
component of this position and may include point count, area search, 
spot-mapping, nest searching, mist-netting and bird banding, and species 
specific survey protocols.  Qualifications: The Research Biologist must 
have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master’s 
degree in the Natural Sciences and an additional two years of project 
management. The applicant should have experience with avian monitoring 
techniques and willingness to work as a team member for a growing 
non-profit organization. Qualifications include supervisory experience, 
excellent written and oral communication skills, data management, 
statistical analyses, report and manuscript writing, grant writing, and 
public speaking. This position requires good physical condition and the 
ability to work in the field hiking over rough terrain in implement 
weather. Compensation: $39,000 to $41,000 plus benefits  To Apply: 
Please review full job announcement at www.KlamathBird.org for 
additional position details. Please send cover letter (include date of 
earliest availability), resume, writing sample (report or manuscript), 
and 3 references to JAIME STEPHENS (EM: jlh AT klamathbird.org, PH: 
541-201-0866). Review of applications will begin on March 15th and 
continue until the position is filled.

BIOLOGIST  at Klamath Bird Observatory.  Website: 
http://www.KlamathBird.org  Location: Ashland, OR.  Duration: Open. Job 
Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2016.  Job Description: 
Klamath Bird Observatory (http://www.KlamathBird.org) seeks to fill a 
Biologist position with primary responsibilities to support ongoing 
avian long-term monitoring and applied ecology studies to advance bird 
conservation. The Biologist will have a primary role in one to several 
projects and a support role in other research studies. Implementation of 
field studies is a primary responsibility; hiring, training, and 
supervising field crews and/or interns, and managing field logistics. 
This includes development and coordination of project partners, data 
management, and analysis and reporting of project data. Field studies 
may include multiple avian survey methodologies such as point count, 
area search, spot-mapping, nest searching, mist-netting and bird 
banding, and species specific survey protocols.  Qualifications: The 
Biologist must have a combination of education and experience equivalent 
to a Bachelor’s degree in the Natural Sciences and a minimum of two 
years of field experience and one year of project management (or a 
Master’s degree). The applicant should have experience in field studies, 
preferably with avian monitoring techniques, and willingness to work as 
a team member for a growing non-profit organization. They must be in 
good physical condition and be able to work in the field hiking over 
rough terrain in inclement weather conditions. Additionally, this 
position requires willingness to travel and work remotely on a regular 
basis for short durations.  Compensation: $32,000-$34,000 plus 
benefits.  To Apply: Please review full job announcement at 
www.KlamathBird.org for additional position details. Please send cover 
letter (include date of earliest availability), resume, writing sample 
(report or manuscript), and 3 references to JAIME STEPHENS (EM: jlh AT 
klamathbird.org, PH: 541-201-0866). Review of applications will begin on 
March 15th and continue until the position is filled.

AVIAN CARE INTERN, SUMMER 2016  at The Raptor Trust.  Website: 
http://www.theraptortrust.org/  Location: Central New Jersey. Duration: 
3 months.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 6. Application 
Deadline: 7 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Each year from mid-May through 
August we are inundated with nestling and fledgling songbirds, sometimes 
hundreds at a time. When citizens find these birds injured, orphaned, or 
displaced during the spring and summer months, The Raptor Trust admits 
them into our care to be raised, rehabilitated, and ultimately released 
back into the wild. Because of the volume of birds admitted during these 
months and the variety of specialized care which they require, The 
Raptor Trust sees this time as most opportunistic and valuable in our 
goal to provide experience and education to students who wish to learn 
about wildlife care and rehabilitation. In addition to participating in 
workshops, field trips, weekly meetings, and completing workbook 
readings and assignments, interns are responsible for practicing the 
skills they learn through assisting the staff in maintaining standards 
of care for injured adult birds, help with general upkeep of the center, 
and by feeding orphaned/displaced nestling and fledgling songbirds. 
Internships include observation of raptors but do not necessarily offer 
opportunities to assist with any raptor care or handling.  
Qualifications: A Raptor Trust intern should hae a positive attitude, be 
flexible, self motivated, hard-working, energetic, and have a strong 
passion and respect for wildlife and the mission of The Raptor Trust. 
Prior animal care experience is desirable but not required. A reliable 
means of transportation is a must. Applicants must be at least 18 years 
of age and have completed 1 year of college by the beginning of this 
internship. Compensation: This is not a paid internship. Qualifying 
interns receive a modest stipend to help defray travel and equipment 
costs. To Apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and 
(optional) copy of transcript or list of relevant coursework. Email 
application materials to (EM: Sstern AT theraptortrust.edu).

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERN  at Audubon Sharon.  Website: 
http://www.sharon.audubon.org  Location: Sharon, CT.  Duration: 4 
months, May-August.  Job Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 3 Apr 
2016.  Job Description: The Sharon Audubon Center is an environmental 
education center owned and operated by National Audubon Society in a 
diverse and beautiful setting in northwestern Connecticut. Duties: 
Primary responsibilities of the Environmental Education Intern include 
assisting with the teaching of environmental education programs to 
school groups in May and June. During the summer, primary responsibility 
is to oversee the Sharon Audubon Center Summer Nature Programs for 
children in grades K-6. Children visit the Center for 6-8 hours each day 
during weeklong sessions. Activities range from discovery hikes, pond 
explorations, live animal programs, nature crafts and games. The summer 
naturalists design the curriculum for these programs and conduct the 
programs with the help of volunteer assistants. Environmental Education 
Interns are expected to help with other aspects of a nature center, such 
as helping with special events, wildlife rehabilitation, public 
education programs, answering requests for information from the public, 
answering the telephone, running the Nature Store, feeding resident 
education animals as needed and helping with many other facets of a 
Nature Center's day to day operation. Supervision: The Environmental 
Education Interns work under the guidance of the Education Program 
Manager, however, the entire staff is available to interns for special 
interest sessions, guidance and assistance. Position: This internship 
position is a four month position and runs early May through 
late-August. Closing date when filled. Work week is typically 
Tuesday-Saturday from 9am-5pm in the spring and 8am-4pm Monday through 
Friday in the summer, although hours may vary slightly. Some evening 
and/or weekend hours as needed.   Qualifications: Completion of at least 
two years of college coursework in environmental or life sciences. Some 
teaching experience and/or curriculum development is necessary, and 
environmental education experience prefered. Summer Naturalists must be 
confident in leading a group and initiating activities, working 
independently and team teaching. The most important assets are a strong 
work ethic, natural history background, self-motivation, on-going 
enthusiasm, commitment, flexibility, a desire to learn, and the ability 
to work well with others and with children. Physical Requirements: 
Ability to walk all major trails of the Sharon Audubon Center and on 
uneven terrain, and must be able to sit, stand, grasp, lift, carry, 
walk, push, reach, climb and pull for short and extended periods of 
time.  Compensation: Housing, Salary and School Credit: Interns have a 
furnished apartment on-site at the Miles Wildlife Sanctuary with private 
bedrooms and a shared kitchen, bath and living room. Salary is 
$9.60/hour ($336.00 per week.) Students should arrange for school credit 
with their advisor beforehand, if applicable.  To Apply: All 
applications must be done online at the following link 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2748/environmental-education-intern/job 
No mailed, emailed or faxed applications/resumes will be accepted. 
Please be sure to include a cover letter. Application deadline: April 3, 
2016.

GRASSLAND BIRD INTERN  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.  Website: 
http://www.birdconservancy.org  Location: Colorado/Nebraska. Duration: 
Position will last 4-6wks starting May 2.  Job Type: Intern. Number of 
Openings: 1 or 2. Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2016.   Job Description: 
The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, and the University of 
Colorado-Denver are seeking 1 or 2 enthusiastic and qualified 
applicant(s) to assist 1 or 2 graduate students with research on 
Mountain Plover, and may include the general shortgrass prairie 
community (prairie dogs, Burrowing Owl and Swifts Fox), to determine 
occupancy and status. One position will be based out of South Park, CO 
another possibly in Kimball, Nebraska/Weld County, CO on the Pawnee 
National Grasslands. Field duties will include work on private and 
public lands. Primary duties include locating Mountain Plover nests on 
agricultural fields, rangeland or prairie dog towns where they occur, 
and marking nests as they are found. Intern(s) will be assisting 
graduate student(s) in trapping, and banding and GPS tagging adult 
plovers, and using optics to identify banded birds. Intern(s) will use 
GPS and maps to navigate on private land, operate 4x4 vehicles and ATVs 
(provided) on minimally maintained roads, and communicate with 
biologists and private landowners. Daily tasks also include data 
recording, data entry and data proofing. Other field duties may be 
assigned.   Qualifications/Requirements: B.S. degree in biology, 
wildlife management or related field or higher degree. Experience in 
leg-banding or animal handling required. Good eyesight is required to 
accurately identify unique color bands from long distances, and identify 
breeding birds by behavior in a cryptic environment. Successful 
applicant(s) will be attentive to detail and thorough with respect to 
data collection and entry. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office. May 
work alone with limited direct supervision, navigate alone with minimal 
cell coverage at times, and possess a valid state driver's license from 
any U.S. state. Successful applicant(s) should be in good physical 
condition capable of working long irregular hours in hot or cold and dry 
conditions.   Compensation: $100/wk (travel and living expense stipend) 
for 4-6 weeks, plus free on-site housing in Kimball, NE (no smoking, no 
pets), depending on available funding. Funding for the South Park 
location is secure however is camping only, currently no housing is 
available. No overtime or holiday pay, no benefits. Intern(s) will be 
expected to work holidays that fall during the work week. Typically 5 
days (M-F) with weekends (S and Su) off but may change or increase as 
field duties require.   To apply, email a cover letter and resume with 
at least three references (email addresses for references preferred) as 
a single document (Word or Pdf) to: ANGELA DWYER (EM: angela.dwyer AT 
birdconservancy.org). Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

SHRIKE RECOVERY BIOLOGIST  at Wildlife Preservation Canada. Website: 
http://www.wildlifepreservation.ca  Location: Ontario. Duration: 5 
months.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2. Application 
Deadline: 25 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Wildlife Preservation Canada is 
seeking two experienced biologists to implement 2016 field season 
activities for the Loggerhead Shrike (LOSH) Recovery Program. Two 
positions will be filled, one each in the Carden and Napanee Alvars. The 
Loggerhead Shrike is critically endangered with a total of only 11 known 
pairs breeding in Ontario in 2015. The Carden and Napanee Alvars are the 
two core areas where LOSH continue to breed, though sightings still 
occur in Smiths Falls, Pembroke/Renfrew, Grey-Bruce and Manitoulin, and 
some work may occur in those regions. Wildlife Preservation Canada has 
been managing a unique recovery program for LOSH since 2003 that 
includes wild population surveying and monitoring, captive breeding and 
release, and habitat stewardship. Job Description: Under the supervision 
of the Species Recovery Biologist, staff will be responsible for 
monitoring the wild population in their designated core area(s), and the 
care and soft-release of groups of captive-hatched juveniles 
(transferred to release sites from one of the program’s breeding 
facilities over July-August); this offers a unique opportunity to work 
first-hand with an endangered species and the chance to gain experience 
in animal care and population recovery techniques in a field setting. 
Responsibilities: • Road-side and on-site (with prior permission) 
surveys to locate breeding pairs of wild LOSH • Remote nest monitoring 
to determine nest productivity • Identification and reporting of all 
colour banded LOSH • Initiating and maintaining landowner contact • 
Working closely with local landowners and local NGO partners to develop 
habitat stewardship projects • Daily care and husbandry of captive young 
prior to release during July and August (behavioural observations and 
provision of live food) • Soft-release of young; post-release monitoring 
and supplemental feeding • Release site and enclosure preparation and 
maintenance • Assisting with banding of all captive young prior to 
release • Attachment of remote tracking devices to a subset of captive 
young prior to release • Data management, monthly reports, end-of-season 
reports • Effective and timely communication with program staff and 
partners • General field site maintenance • Additional tasks as 
required  Qualifications: Applicants must hold at least a post-secondary 
degree or diploma in a relevant discipline; completion of a Master’s or 
equivalent level of knowledge/experience is an asset, but those who meet 
the Clean Tech Internship Program eligibility requirements 
(http://cleantech.collegesinstitutes.ca/interns/) will be preferred. 
Applicants must have prior experience with bird monitoring/surveying, 
should also have some familiarity with grassland birds, and the ability 
to identify the majority of grassland species by sight and sound. Prior 
experience with animal care in a captive setting is preferred, and bird 
rehabilitation experience is an asset. This position requires strong 
organizational and communication skills and multi-tasking abilities. 
Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience managing 
field research projects. In addition, qualified candidates should be 
able to navigate in the field using a map, compass, and GPS, work 
independently, and be willing to work long hours and live in rustic 
field quarters. Applicants should be physically fit, able to endure 
working in variable weather conditions with exposure to biting insects. 
A valid driver’s license is required and access to a vehicle for the 
duration of the contract is strongly preferred. Most Loggerhead Shrikes 
breed on private lands, so considerable landowner contact is required. 
The successful candidate must have good interpersonal skills and the 
ability to maintain positive relationships with private landowners. 
Volunteers are also involved with the program in various capacities, so 
experience in volunteer coordination is an asset.  Compensation: 
Positions are 5 months, from May through September 2016, with the 
possibility of a contract extension into the fall of 2016. Compensation 
is Cdn $2200-2500/month, depending on experience, with a housing subsidy 
available if the successful candidate does not have access to local 
accommodation.   To apply please send a cover letter, resume, and 
contact information for three references to: HAZEL WHEELER, Species 
Recovery Biologist,(EM:  hazel AT wildlifepreservation.ca. Please submit 
your application as a single PDF or MS word file and include the email 
subject heading “Shrike Recovery Biologist Application”. Please apply 
ASAP as the positions will be filled as soon as suitable candidates are 
found (applications will not be considered after March 25, 2016). All 
applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada. We thank all who 
apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

GRASSLAND BIRD NEST SEARCHER  at University of Tennessee Knoxville, 
Center for Native Grasslands Management.  Website: 
http://nativegrasses.utk.edu/projects/wildlife.htm  Location: Knox and 
Loudon Counties, TN.  Duration: April 25 – late July/early August (some 
flexibility).  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2016.  
Job Description: Grassland bird nest searcher/technician needed to 
assist graduate student with a research project evaluating the influence 
of grazing strategies on grassland bird communities and cattle 
production in native grass pastures in eastern Tennessee. Applicants 
must have prior nest searching experience, preferably in grasslands. In 
addition to nest searching, the successful applicant will assist fellow 
technicians with nest searching as needed. The technician will conduct 
nest searches and monitor grassland and early successional bird nests, 
line transect distance sampling, vegetation and forage sampling, data 
entry, and may assist with weighing cattle as needed (experience not 
required). Technician will be based near Knoxville, TN. Housing and 
field vehicle will be provided. Review of applications begins 
immediately and continues until position is filled.  Qualifications: The 
ideal candidate has a successful track record of grassland bird nest 
searching, is familiar with eastern grassland and early successional 
bird identification by sight and sound, distance sampling, and basic 
plant identification. Preference will be given to candidates with 
extensive nest searching experience and skills. The ideal candidate 
should have a positive attitude, be comfortable working long days in the 
field during hot summer months, able to interact positively with private 
landowners and managers, and excited about participating in applied 
avian conservation research. A BS in Ecology, Wildlife Biology, or 
related field is preferred, but undergraduates with relevant experience 
are also encouraged to apply. A valid U.S. driver’s license is required. 
Candidates should bring their own binoculars.  Compensation: $1,400 - 
$1,800/month, depending on experience; field housing and work vehicle 
provided.   To apply: Please send a complete resume with contact 
information for 3 references, and a cover letter outlining relevant work 
experience, especially related to nest searching, to the email provided. 
Use “Field Technician” as the subject of your email. Contact: KYLE 
BRAZIL, (EM: kbrazil AT utk.edu, PH: 325-215-9364), 274 Ellington Plant 
Sciences

CERULEAN WARBLER FIELD TECHNICIANS  at Conservation Management Institute 
at VA Tech.  Website: http://cmi.vt.edu/  Location: Highland County, 
VA.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 14 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Two technicians are 
needed to collect field data for a study examining cerulean warbler and 
avian community response to silviculture. Duties will include point 
counts, habitat sampling, and data entry. The study sites are rugged and 
steep in mature forest and recently completed silvicultural harvests on 
public lands in western Virginia (Gathright Wildlife Management Area, 
Highland Wildlife Management Area). Field housing (no pets) and vehicles 
for fieldwork will be provided. You will be living in a facility (full 
kitchen, living area, etc.) at either Gathright Wildlife Management Area 
or just outside of the Highland Wildlife Management Area. Some camping 
for one to two nights at a time is possible (optional). Start date is 
approximately the last week in April and will end at the end of June. 
Cerulean Warblers arrive in mid- to late-April so you must be able to 
start at this time, no exceptions. Qualifications: Successful applicants 
will have excellent bird identification skills of Eastern US songbirds 
by sight and sound, a strong work ethic, a good sense of humor, 
enthusiasm for early morning, repetitive work, and an ability to 
tolerate demanding field conditions. You must have experience with 
conducting point counts, navigating with compass and GPS units, and 
habitat sampling. A degree in or progress towards wildlife biology, 
ecology, or a related field is also strongly preferred, as well as 
coursework in bird and tree identification. Qualified applicants will 
have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.  Compensation: 
$1500-2000/month depending on experience.  To Apply: Send cover letter, 
resume, and list of 3 references in one PDF document to TODD FEARER at 
(EM: tfearer AT abcbirds.org). Please use "CERW field tech" in the 
subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and 
interviews will begin immediately.

GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH SURVEY and BANDING TECHNICIANS  at Memorial 
University of Newfoundland.  Location: Corner Brook, Canada. Duration: 7 
weeks.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 3 avian point count 
technicians and 1 banding tech . Application Deadline: 12 Mar 2016.  Job 
Description: Memorial University of Newfoundland is seeking 3 point 
count technicians and 1 banding technician for work in western 
Newfoundland, Canada. Positions will run from the beginning of June 
through mid-July. Research focus is on the influence of silviculture and 
red squirrels on Gray-cheeked Thrush abundance and distribution.  
Qualifications: POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS require prior experience 
identifying birds of eastern North America by sight and song, or 
experience from other regions and a demonstrated ability to learn bird 
identification quickly. Surveys will be away from roads and trails in 
rugged terrain with lots of biting insects. Applicants should be 
physically fit (5-15 km per day hiking) and comfortable with navigation 
in the backcountry. The BANDING TECHNICIAN will be target netting 
thrushes and equipping them with backpack-style tracking devices; 
applicants should have mist-netting experience and have held a banding 
permit recently, experience target netting and attaching tracking 
devices to songbirds are strong assets. All applicants must have the 
ability to collect and record detailed and accurate field data, follow 
directions, work without direct supervision, and maintain enthusiasm and 
a positive attitude while work in challenging field conditions. 
Experience using hand-held GPS units and navigating with map and compass 
is an asset. A valid driver’s license and first aid certification will 
be considered useful; please indicate which position(s) you are 
interested in and whether you have the ability to contribute to both 
projects.  Compensation: Pay will be $600 CAD per week plus a per diem. 
Housing will be a backcountry cabin (shared with other technicians and a 
graduate student) and on-site transportation will be provided.  To 
Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 
3 professional references (e-mail AND phone number) for receipt by 12 
March 2016. Applications should be sent via e-mail to Dr. IAN WARKENTIN, 
Environmental Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland – Grenfell 
Campus, Corner Brook, NL, Canada (EM: ian.warkentin AT grenfell.mun.ca).

MARBLED MURRELET SURVEYORS & CREW LEADERS  at Turnstone Environmental 
Consultants, Inc.  Website: http://www.turnstoneenvironmental.com  
Location: Western Oregon. Duration: 3.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: many. Application Deadline: 24 Mar 2016.  Job 
Description: Turnstone is currently hiring field surveyors and crew 
leaders to conduct surveys for the marbled murrelet, a threatened 
species of seabird that nests primarily in coastal old growth forests. 
These positions are considered full-time seasonal. Surveys will be on 
federal, state and private lands in Oregon. Marbled murrelet surveys 
follow an exacting protocol, and surveyors will be required to work 
independently during pre-dawn hours in backcountry areas. The position 
involves extensive travel, hiking in the dark (occasionally long 
distances), navigating forest terrain, and enduring regular periods of 
inclement weather. Crews will be stationed in several coastal 
communities in western Oregon. A choice of work stations may be 
available to those who apply early. Surveyor positions begin in 
mid-April and run through August 5, with the possibility of an earlier 
start date and/or extension depending on project needs. Training and 
surveyor certification will be held in Northern California prior to the 
start date of surveys. Opportunities to work on other projects after the 
end of the season may be available for the excellent employee. Housing 
will be provided in some areas, depending on the project, and occasional 
to frequent camping will likely be necessary. A company-owned work 
vehicle will be provided; surveyors that use a personal vehicle for 
project activities will be reimbursed via a monthly stipend.  
Qualifications: Applicants must have a completed B.S. degree in wildlife 
biology or a closely-related field. A minimum of one year of field 
experience is strongly preferred. Marbled murrelet experience is not 
required if the applicant has strong field skills, basic bird 
identification skills, and an interest in avian biology. A portion of 
the daily work is predawn, and can be physically and mentally demanding. 
An ideal candidate will possess all of the following characteristics: - 
A consistent track record of working in a safe and efficient manner. - 
Excellent field skills: orienteering, GPS, map-reading skills, 
physical/mental fitness for hiking alone in steep/uneven terrain in the 
dark and/or inclement weather. - Working knowledge of western bird 
identification by sight and sound. - The ability and willingness to 
spend long hours in the field and work odd hours, including early 
morning. - Integrity, quality, and accuracy in adhering to scientific 
protocols. - The ability to record accurate, legible and reliable field 
data. - Flexible, detail-oriented, resourceful, and comfortable working 
independently or as part of a team. - A valid driver’s license and the 
ability to navigate forest roads and operate a 4WD vehicle. - Applicants 
must have normal vision and hearing, with required proof (hearing test 
results) to be submitted prior to the start of work.  Compensation: 
$1900-$3000/month + personal vehicle stipend, if used  To Apply: Please 
navigate to the employment section of our website to complete an 
application. EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED; please use the 
email address for questions only. These positions will remain open until 
filled, but application review will begin as soon as possible.

AVIAN RESEARCH ASSISTANT  at University of Maine.  Website: 
http://www.tidalmarshbirds.org  Location: Coastal Virginia to Maine.  
Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 1 Apr 
2016.  Job Description: Avian Research Technician needed to assist with 
study on evolutionary ecology of sparrows breeding in northeastern tidal 
marshes. Research will explore factors that determine niche breadth, or 
degree of ecological specialization, and how specialization may affect 
the capacity for species to respond to environmental change. Field sites 
are located along the coast from Virginia to Maine, with potential for 
additional sites in Nova Scotia. Primary duties include mist-netting and 
banding, taking morphological measurements, collecting blood samples, 
and recording habitat measurements. Technician will also participate in 
related projects such as habitat delineation and banding at long-term 
demographic sites as part of the Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research 
Program (www.tidalmarshbirds.org). Qualifications: Applicants must be 
able to work well with others as part of a team, and must be willing to 
work long hours in hot, humid, muddy, and bug-infested marshes. This 
position requires extensive hiking off-trail in difficult terrain while 
carrying heavy equipment. Previous field experience required. Bird 
handling experience and bird and plant identification skills preferred. 
Compensation: Salary is $1600-1800/month DOE. Field vehicle and housing 
are provided. Position will require significant travel time. Field 
season is mid-May to mid-August.  To apply, please send cover letter and 
resume with names, phone numbers, and email addresses of 3 references by 
email to (EM:  Meaghan.Conway AT maine.edu).

BAHAMAS VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT- LIVE-ABOARD SCHOONER  at Conservian.  
Website: https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation  Location: 
Bahamas.  Duration: 1 week.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 5. 
Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Volunteer Field 
Assistant- Bahamas Live-Aboard Schooner Come join us for the adventure 
of a lifetime! Conservian is seeking a few enthusiastic volunteer field 
assistants for our Bahamas shorebird habitat conservation project in May 
2016 aboard the 75ft schooner “Dream Catcher”. Field Assistant will 
assist project director with daily field schedule planning and volunteer 
oversight. Cost for the week is $1,150. Includes your bunk, onboard 
meals, water, and ground transportation associated with project. A few 
trip scholarships are available for qualifying applicants to cover part 
of above live-aboard costs. Field Assistants will fly to the Bahamas for 
one week to designated airports for shuttle transport to schooner. A 
valid passport is required. Airfare and insurance are not included. 
Project Summary Conservian and partners will begin the first program in 
the Bahamas to implement on-the-ground protective and restorative 
measures to limit human-caused disturbance, and control invasive 
Australian pine at key Piping Plover, shorebird, and seabird sites. 
Field Assistant and crew will participate in collecting new data on 
shorebirds and seabirds of the Bahamas. Selected Island sites include 
Globally Important and locally Important Bird Areas and national parks 
of the Bahamas, such as the North Atlantic Abaco Cays National Park IBA, 
Lucaya National Park IBA, Peterson Cay National Park IBA, Joulters Cay 
National Park IBA, and Berry Islands, as well as additional key 
shorebird sites on Grand Bahama Island and Great Abaco. Volunteer Field 
Assistants will work closely with project director to accomplish the 
below activities. Project Activities: Protect, post & sign shorebird 
breeding & migratory sites Collect new data on nesting shorebirds & 
habitat Control invasive Australian pine on beach habitats Work with 
local volunteers to accomplish the above goals Our days will be filled 
with much adventure. We will work in both populated and remote areas, 
sail blue Caribbean waters, visit white sandy beaches, boat to little 
islands, conduct ground surveys for beach-nesting birds, nests, and 
downy chicks, and meet new people. We will work with local volunteers to 
post and sign shorebird sites and control invasive Australian pine. 
Crews will assist with shipboard duties; sailing, cooking and cleaning. 
There will be time to fish, snorkel, or dive. Expedition schedule: 
Assist for one week Week 1: Grand Bahama Island- May 2-9 (Freeport GBI 
Int. Airport) Week 2: Great Abaco- May 9-16 (Freeport/Marsh Harbour 
Airport) Week 3: Great Abaco- May16-23 (Marsh Harbour Airport) Week 4: 
Berry Islands & Joulters Cays- May 23-30 (Marsh Harbour/San Andros 
Airport) Qualifications: Prior field experience and leadership skills 
are required for trip scholarship consideration. No field experience is 
required if you are not applying for scholarship. Applicants must be 
responsible, adventurous, in good physical condition, enjoy working in 
teams and be capable of walking several miles during warm weather in the 
Caribbean. Applicants must be comfortable living onboard a schooner for 
a week and riding in small boats to access survey sites. Birding ID 
skills are beneficial but not required. Compensation: 0.  To Apply: If 
you would like to join our conservation pirate crew for a week as a 
Volunteer Field Assistant: Please send 1) letter of interest 2) resume 
3) names, email addresses and phone numbers of 3 references to MARGO 
ZDRAVKOVIC (EM: MargoZ AT Coastalbird.org) Please label all attachments 
with your name. The review of applicants is ongoing and will continue 
until positions are filled. Go to 
https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation on Facebook for more 
information on Conservian’s conservation work and full color expedition 
brochure.

RESEARCH TECHNICIANS: BIRDS, BATS & INSECTS  at California Polytechnic 
State University.  Website: 
http://clintondavidfranci.wix.com/francislab  Location: Central Coast of 
California.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 7 Mar 2016.  Job Description: The 
Francis Lab at Cal Poly is looking for at least two technicians to work 
on an NSF-funded project examining the effects of natural soundscapes on 
community structure. Primary duties will include avian point count 
surveys, nest searching, setting up and maintaining bat detectors and 
acoustic monitoring units, vegetation surveys and conducting 
comprehensive insect sampling. All fieldwork will occur in the Central 
Coast of California from approximately 1 April to 1 July 2016.  
Qualifications: Applicants should have the ability to identify western 
birds by sight and sound and have experience with standardized bird 
surveys and, preferably, nest searching. Experience sampling insect 
communities is a plus. Applicants must be US citizens and have a valid 
driver's license. A background check is required prior to employment. 
Positions will be filled as soon as suitable applicants are found.  
Compensation: $2000-2500 per month depending on experience.  To Apply: 
Please send a resume and cover letter with contact info for 2-3 
references via e-mail to (EM:  cdfranci AT calpoly.edu).

AVIAN BIOLOGIST  at Natural Systems Analysts, Inc.  Website: 
http://www.gis1.com  Location: Laurel, MD.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: 
Permanent.  Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2016.  Job Description: 
Background: Natural Systems Analysts, Inc. has an excellent opportunity 
for a full-time Avian Biologist to perform contract work at the USGS 
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD. NSA is the on-site 
technical services contractor and supports PWRC by hiring and managing 
qualified individuals to support long and near-term research projects. 
Position Description: This work will support the Bird Banding Laboratory 
(BBL) at PWRC. BBL staff process approximately 1.5 million banding 
records and 100,000 band encounter records annually, performing numerous 
editing and quality control functions to ensure that these data meet 
appropriate data quality standards. The selected candidate will provide 
biological and mapping expertise that can be applied to the data 
management processes of the BBL and maintain the overall quality of the 
bird banding and band encounter data used for research, management, and 
conservation of migratory bird populations. Specific tasks include: • 
Resolution of Encounter Location Errors: The BBL data management system 
produces approximately 2,000 to 4,000 encounter location errors each 
month during the hunting seasons (Sep – Mar) • Process banding data: 
Bird banding data collected at the BBL’s bird banding site must undergo 
quality control before final importation into the BBL database. Quality 
control edits identify thousands of errors each month • Undertakes 
specific projects as assigned to improve the efficiency of BBL 
operations and expand its data management capabilities  Qualifications: 
An undergraduate degree in ecology, biology, or other appropriate 
discipline, with an emphasis on ornithology; master’s degree preferred. 
Two years of directly applicable full-time professional experience 
participating in ornithological projects. Demonstrable experience with 
bird banding techniques and current protocols for the identification, 
ageing, and sexing of birds in the hand. Working knowledge of geographic 
coordinate systems and mapping products including Google Earth and 
Google Maps and a working knowledge of ornithology and bird 
distributions.  Compensation: DOQ.  To Apply: Individuals with the 
required skills and experience should send their resume and supporting 
documents to (EM: nsajobs AT outlook.com).

SHRUBLAND BIRD/VEGETATION FIELD TECHNICIANS (3 positions)  at Illinois 
Natural History Survey.  Location: Illinois.  Duration: Preferred 
duration: 1 May through 15 July, 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 3. Job Description: We are seeking three technicians for a 
project investigating the effects of invasive plant species on the 
occurrence and abundance of three avian species of conservation concern 
in Illinois. We will be surveying shrubland sites across the state with 
two primary goals: 1) identify landscape and site-level patterns of 
occupancy and distribution of invasive woody plant species encroachment 
within shrublands across Illinois, 2) characterize the bird communities 
of shrubland sites throughout Illinois, with special emphasis on three 
focal species: Yellow-breasted Chat, Bell’s Vireo, and Field Sparrow.  
Qualifications: Duties will include, but are not limited to: vegetation 
surveys to assess woody plant species composition, avian point counts, 
targeted bird surveys using playback. Necessary skills: Either 
experience conducting avian point counts, and familiarity with Illinois 
birds, Or experience conducting vegetation surveys. Preference will be 
given to those with experience in both areas (birds and vegetation). 
Moreover, preference will be given to applicants who possess or are 
working toward a B.S. degree in biology, physiology, wildlife science or 
a related field. Work will involve early mornings, lots of driving, 
staying at hotels for extended periods, long days in the field, and 
variable work schedule. Must be able to tolerate adverse field 
conditions including walking through and working in densely vegetated, 
often thorny habitat, exposure to high temperatures, poison ivy, biting 
insects, and snakes. Applicants must be in good physical condition, as 
work involves a great deal of walking in thick vegetation and often 
carrying equipment through shrublands. A positive attitude about field 
work (and life!), excellent attention to detail, and good communication 
skills are a must. Field vehicles arranged. A valid driver’s license is 
required.  Compensation: $9-12 DOE.  To Apply: Applications will be 
evaluated as they are received. Electronic applications required, please 
send a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications, resume 
or CV, and names and contact information of 3 references (including 
e-mail addresses) to:(EM: hroffice AT inhs.illinois.edu). Reference 
“Shrubland Birds” in the subject line of the email. Please direct 
technical questions to KAITY RIPPLE (EM: kaity.ripple AT gmail.com).

WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN (AVIAN)  at Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska  
Website: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/tetlin/  Location: Tok, AK.  
Duration: 3-4 mos.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 4 Mar 
2016.  Job Description: The primary responsibilities of this position 
include leading a crew of up to 2 people on a research project examining 
migratory connectivity and prey availability of Olive-sided Flycatchers. 
Preference will be given to individuals with experience target-netting 
and banding small songbirds, safely extracting birds from mist nets, 
bleeding birds, applying color bands and deploying light-level 
geolocators. Additionally, individuals with skills leading small crews 
are preferred. The technician will also be required to enter field data 
into computer-based spreadsheets and databases and author technical 
reports. Other duties may include off-road point counts, snowshoe hare 
pellet plot counts, phenology studies, raptor surveys, and backcountry 
biological inventories located in remote areas of the Refuge. Applicant 
should be familiar with identifying boreal forest birds by sight and 
song. Previous experience conducting Breeding Bird Surveys and 
Backcountry Point Counts for boreal forest birds is highly desired, 
though not required. Please outline this experience on your resume. The 
technician will be required to complete first aid, CPR, and federal 
firearms, bear safety, and small aircraft safety training before 
participating in fieldwork projects. The technician will work 
approximately 40 hours per week with overtime required during peak 
season.  Qualifications: The applicant should have a love and passion 
for wild places and be in excellent physical condition. Applicants 
should be able to lift up to 50 lbs, and carry a heavy backpack for up 
to 10 miles off trail in rough brushy terrain. The technician will be 
required to fly in small float planes and helicopters to access certain 
survey sites. Additionally, the technician may use canoes, rafts, kayaks 
and other watercraft to access survey sites. The technician will be 
required to work and camp for extended periods (up to 2 weeks) in 
grizzly and black bear country. Field sites are located in remote areas 
where the technician will be working with others in potentially harsh 
conditions including rain, snow, wind, and hot/cold temperatures with 
biting insects. The applicant should have a strong work ethic, be a 
quick learner, have good navigational skills, be able to work as a team 
player, and be willing to do new and often difficult tasks. Previous 
experience working and camping in remote backcountry locations is a 
plus.  Compensation: We plan to hire one technician at the GS-05 OR 
GS-06 level. Pay rate is $16-19/hour depending on qualifications. If 
applicants qualify for both GS-05 and GS-06 level positions, we 
recommend you apply to both. Housing in Tok, Alaska and transportation 
to and from work location(s) provided. Position start and end date is 
negotiable but applicant must be available to work from approximately 
May 2 through August 15, 2016.   To apply, go to http://www.usajobs.gov 
and search for job announcement R7-16-1632972-AV and R7-16-1632975-AV. 
Direct links: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/430271900/ and 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/430272000/. For additional 
information about the position please contact KRISTIN DUBOUR (EM: 
kristin_dubour AT fws.gov; PH: 907-883-9410). Application deadline is 
March 4.

WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN (SONGBIRDS)  at Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, 
Alaska.  Website: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/tetlin/  Location: Tok, AK  
Duration: 3-4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 4 Mar 
2016.  Job Description: The primary responsibilities of this position 
include leading a crew of up to 2 people on a research project examining 
migratory connectivity and prey availability of Olive-sided Flycatchers. 
Preference will be given to individuals with experience target-netting 
and banding small songbirds, safely extracting birds from mist nets, 
bleeding birds, applying color bands and deploying light-level 
geolocators. Additionally, individuals with skills leading small crews 
are preferred. The technician will also be required to enter field data 
into computer-based spreadsheets and databases and author technical 
reports. Other duties may include off-road point counts, snowshoe hare 
pellet plot counts, phenology studies, raptor surveys, and backcountry 
biological inventories located in remote areas of the Refuge. Applicant 
should be familiar with identifying boreal forest birds by sight and 
song. Previous experience conducting Breeding Bird Surveys and 
Backcountry Point Counts for boreal forest birds is highly desired, 
though not required. Please outline this experience on your resume. The 
technician will be required to complete first aid, CPR, and federal 
firearms, bear safety, and small aircraft safety training before 
participating in fieldwork projects. The technician will work 
approximately 40 hours per week with overtime required during peak 
season.  Qualifications: The applicant should have a love and passion 
for wild places and be in excellent physical condition. Applicants 
should be able to lift up to 50 lbs, and carry a heavy backpack for up 
to 10 miles off trail in rough brushy terrain. The technician will be 
required to fly in small float planes and helicopters to access certain 
survey sites. Additionally, the technician may use canoes, rafts, kayaks 
and other watercraft to access survey sites. The technician will be 
required to work and camp for extended periods (up to 2 weeks) in 
grizzly and black bear country. Field sites are located in remote areas 
where the technician will be working with others in potentially harsh 
conditions including rain, snow, wind, and hot/cold temperatures with 
biting insects. The applicant should have a strong work ethic, be a 
quick learner, have good navigational skills, be able to work as a team 
player, and be willing to do new and often difficult tasks. Previous 
experience working and camping in remote backcountry locations is a 
plus.  Compensation: We plan to hire one technician at the GS-05 OR 
GS-06 level. Pay rate is $16-19/hour depending on qualifications. If 
applicants qualify for both GS-05 and GS-06 level positions, we 
recommend you apply to both. Housing in Tok, Alaska and transportation 
to and from work location(s) provided. Position start and end date is 
negotiable but applicant must be available to work from approximately 
May 2 through August 15, 2016.   To apply, go to http://www.usajobs.gov 
and search for job announcement R7-16-1632972-AV and R7-16-1632975-AV. 
Direct links: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/430271900/ and 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/430272000/. For additional 
information about the position please contact KRISTIN DUBOUR (EM: 
kristin_dubour AT fws.gov; PH: 907-883-9410). Application deadline is 
March 4.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN (WILDLIFE-MEXICAN SPOTTED OWLS)  at USDA 
Forest Service, Kaibab National Forest.  Website: 
http://fsweb.kaibab.r3.fs.fed.us/  Location: Williams, AZ. Duration: 4 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application 
Deadline: 7 Mar 2016.  Job Description: The Williams Ranger District is 
seeking a diverse and qualified applicant pool to serve as crew members 
for a wildlife Mexican spotted owl (MSO) inventory crew. The District 
anticipates to hire two positions at the GS-04 level. This is a 
temporary position (4 months) as a seasonal biological science 
technician 0404 series. Inventory surveys for Mexican spotted owls, in 
areas to be burned for the 4 Forest Restoration Initiative project on 
the Williams District of the Kaibab National Forest will be 95% of 
duties. The crew will also assist in Arizona Black Rattlesnake den 
searches. Those with experience with spotted owls and/or strong bird 
identification skills are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be able 
to traverse steep terrain and be comfortable walking 2-5 miles or more 
per day, on average. Applicants must work well alone and in groups, have 
a strong work ethic, be emotionally intelligent, and possess a valid 
driver’s license. The crew will work on the Williams and Ranger District 
of the Kaibab National Forest. Early morning and late evening work will 
be required. Overnight camping in remote areas will occur. Most work 
will occur in the field; however some days will be spent in the office 
for orientation and training. The crew members will serve for 
approximately four months. Duty station is located in Williams, AZ, and 
affordable housing ($6.74 per day) on the Williams Ranger District 
compound will be available. Starting date will be late April or 
beginning May.  Qualifications: Ideal applicants will preferably have 
prior experience with spotted owls. Ideal applicants will have earned a 
bachelor’s or master’s degree in wildlife science, conservation biology, 
or a similar discipline, although current students are encouraged to 
also apply. Compensation: $13.84 per hour.  To Apply: This announcement 
will be open from March 1st to March 7th. Apply at 
http://www.usajobs.gov. Look for Biological Science Technician 
(Wildlife); job announcement number: 16-TEMP-R3-0404-4BSTW-DT. 
Applicants must select Williams as one of their preferred duty stations. 
Required qualifications and directions for applying will be posted 
there. For more information about this job, contact JUSTIN SCHOFER (PH: 
928-635-5627, EM: jschofer AT fs.fed.us)

SHOREBIRD/HORSESHOE CRAB TECHNICIAN  at South Carolina Cooperative Fish 
and Wildlife Research Unit, Clemson University.  Location: Cape Romain 
National Wildlife Refuge, Awendaw, SC.  Duration: March 28th- June 
20th.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 11 Mar 2016. Job 
Description: The shorebird and horseshoe crab technician will assist a 
graduate research assistant in collecting data for a master’s project 
researching the relationship between horseshoe crabs and foraging 
shorebirds at Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. The field season 
begins during the last week of March and concludes June 20th. Duties 
include: - Identifying, counting, and re-sighting shorebird species - 
Collecting habitat data - Boating and trailering - Collecting horseshoe 
crab egg samples - Occasional night surveys for spawning horseshoe crabs 
The project requires early mornings and late evenings as well as work on 
weekends and holidays. Housing at fully furnished refuge trailers will 
be provided. Transportation from Charleston Airport to refuge housing 
will be provided if necessary. A personal vehicle is not required. 
Qualifications: Applicants must have experience trailering and operating 
boats. Must be comfortable boating in potentially rough conditions. 
Experience boating in tidal environments preferred but not necessary. 
Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. Previous experience 
conducting shorebird surveys and re-sighting shorebirds preferred. 
Applicants must be able to work independently, and follow detailed 
protocols. Bachelor’s degree in natural resources or wildlife related 
field and a valid driver’s license is required. Compensation: $14/hour, 
up to 40hrs/week, no overtime, housing provided.   How to Apply: To 
receive full consideration for the position, apply by March 11th, 2016. 
Applicants must apply directly to the Clemson University Careers website 
(link below) in which they can upload a CV/resume or create one using 
the online template. On the Clemson Careers website (URL: 
http://www.clemson.edu/employment/prospective/findjobs.html), the 
position is listed as a "Wildlife Biologist I", Job ID 100223, post date 
2/25/2016. Additionally, applicants must include contact information for 
at least three references. Link to job board: 

https://cujobs.clemson.edu/psc/ps/JOBS/EXT/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1& 



CONSERVATION INITIATIVES COORDINATOR  at RCUH/PCSU, DLNR.  Website: 
http://www.rcuh.com  Location: Honolulu, Hawaii.  Duration: Open. Job 
Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 2 Mar 2016.  Job Description: 
Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific 
Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Department of Land and Natural 
Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), located in 
Honolulu, Hawaii. Continuation of employment is dependent upon 
program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability 
of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. DUTIES: 
DOFAW is responsible for planning, designing and implementing programs 
to provide for the conservation and restoration of wildlife resources of 
the State of Hawaii. Central to this is a focus on private and other 
lands that are traditionally not directly managed for conservation by 
government agencies. Cooperates with DOFAW and US Fish and Wildlife 
Service (USFWS) to provide consultation, coordination, planning and 
development related to the implementation of conservation initiatives 
including safe harbor agreements (SHAs), candidate conservation 
agreements (CCAs), habitat conservation plans (HCPs), incidental take 
permits, and coordination and administration of grant programs to assist 
landowner conservation efforts. Assists landowners in developing 
conservation agreements and plans. Qualifications: PRIMARY 
QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited 
four (4) year college or university in Biology, Botany, Zoology or Field 
Ecology. EXPERIENCE: Three to five (3-5) years of progressively 
responsible professional experience in the field of biology, ecology, 
field botany, wildlife conservation, and/or research (Master’s Degree 
from an accredited college or university in related field may substitute 
for two (2) years of experience; Doctoral Degree from an accredited 
college or university in related field may substitute for three (3) 
years of experience). At least one (1) year of supervisory experience. 
ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Knowledge and expertise in ecology, botany, and 
wildlife biology sufficient to conduct biological investigations to 
predict and identify the effects of land use and land management 
activities on the environment. Sufficiently developed writing and 
organizational skills to effectively express ideas and concepts. Ability 
to prepare and write various types of documents such as letters, 
memoranda, briefings statements, and technical reports. Ability to 
effectively communicate orally and express technically complex concepts 
and plans clearly. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must possess 
Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain the certificate 
following the training provided within three (3) months of hire). Must 
be able to complete basic helicopter safety course within six (6) months 
of hire. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to perform 
fieldwork in remote and potentially hazardous locations. Able to lift 
and carry up to thirty-five (35) pounds of equipment over rough terrain 
unassisted. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: As a condition of 
employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and 
procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawaii's and/or 
business entity's policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or 
business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or 
Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action 
(including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, 
personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.). SECONDARY 
QUALIFICATIONS: Comprehensive knowledge of Federal and State 
environmental laws, regulations, and regulatory processes. Skill and 
experience in data presentation, scientific expository style writing, 
and public speaking. Well-developed ability to work effectively with 
people from different backgrounds and with different perspectives. 
Experience in the development of SHAs, HCPs, and CCAs, including 
drafting and review of SHAs, HCPs, CCAs, environmental assessments, 
environmental impact statements, and incidental take permits. Experience 
coordinating development of SHAs, HCPs, CCAs with government and 
non-government agencies and organizations. Master’s Degree from an 
accredited college or university in Biology, Botany, Zoology or Field 
Ecology. Compensation: MONTHLY SALARY RANGE: $3,416-$6,063/Mon.  To 
Apply: APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to http://www.rcuh.com, click 
on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job 
Announcements 

and/or Apply for a Job.” You must submit the following documents online 
to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary 
History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of 
Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be 
submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard 
Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have 
access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send 
additional documents to (EM: rcuhhr AT rcuh.com). If you have questions 
on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (PH: 
808-956-8344). Equal Opportunities Employer – 
Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran. INQUIRIES: JEANNE HIROSHIGE (PH: 
956-2278 (Oahu)).
Subject: Birdjobs -- February 16, 2016
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Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2016 00:04:22 -0500
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VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS are needed for the 2016 spring and fall 
migration monitoring seasons at Albert Creek and Teslin Lake Bird 
Observatories in Southern Yukon. Duties include mist netting, extracting 
and banding songbirds, scribing, maintenance of study site and some data 
entry. Applicants should have good skills in identifying northwestern 
boreal birds by sight and sound. Previous experience with mist netting 
and banding birds is preferred and training is available depending on 
applicants  time commitment. Albert Creek Bird Observatory will be 
operating a spring season only, beginning May 1st to June 7th. ACBO is 
located 15 km west of Watson Lake , Yukon just off the Alaska highway at 
Upper Liard. Teslin Lake Bird Observatory will be operating a fall 
season only, beginning July 25th to Oct.15th. TLBO is located 5 km west 
of Teslin , Yukon along the Alaska highway at the Teslin Lake 
campground. Volunteers are expected to camp out. Camp gear will be 
provided including cookware. Transportation from Whitehorse to the 
observatories will be provided. Volunteers should expect to cope with 
difficult conditions i.e. weather and living conditions. We are seeking 
highly motivated individuals that work well with a team, take direction, 
and have a strong desire to  build upon team work by showing a desire to 
learn. Please send letter of interest and resume to (EM: tedmurphykelly 
AT northwestel.net).

SEASONAL AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS - Southern Illinois University 
Carbondale.  We are seeking enthusiastic avian field technicians to 
assist with bobwhite focused points counts and vegetation surveys in 
Illinois.  We are following procedures from the National Bobwhite 
Conservation Initiative (NBCI) Coordinated Implementation Program 

(http://bringbackbobwhites.org/strategy/nbci-2-0/doc_view/194-nbci-coordinated-implementation-program-2014). 

Technicians will conduct avian counts and vegetation surveys on both 
private and public land in Illinois. We will be specifically 
investigating impacts of habitat management on bobwhite and grassland 
bird density. Some living expenses may be offset. Technicians should be 
able to work independently and as a part of a small team, and should 
have an eager interest in field work and birds.   Applicants with 
grassland bird visual and aural identification skills, and identifying 
Illinois grasses and forbs are particularly encouraged to apply.  The 
field season will start in mid/late May and end July 31.   Please send, 
electronically, a brief cover letter detailing your interests and  
qualifications for this position, resume, and three reference contacts 
to JUSTIN SHEW (EM: justin.shew AT siu.edu).  Technicians will be paid 
$1400 per month and applications will be accepted until the positions 
are filled.  Please e-mail Justin with any questions.

2016 TREE SWALLOW INTERN – This position will assist with research and 
education associated with the Alaska Swallow Monitoring Network at the 
Alaska Songbird Institute in Fairbanks, Alaska. The intern will work 
alongside ASI Director Tricia Blake to monitor up to 200 nest boxes in 
the Fairbanks area. ASI will provide intensive training in: bird banding 
&nest monitoring techniques, aging & sexing adult Tree Swallows, 
nestling banding and morphological measurements, and 
mentoring/environmental education skills.  This position is 
approximately 16 weeks from early May through mid August. Start and end 
date are somewhat flexible.  STATUS: Non-exempt, seasonal.  GENERAL 
RESPONSIBILITES: Duties include:monitoring up to 200 Tree Swallow nest 
boxes (approximately 75 active nests), recording nest chronology, 
capturing and banding all breeding adults, banding and recording 
physiological data on nestlings, collecting nests, and entering data. 
The intern will also help supervise up to 15 students ages 10-14 in 
ASI’s youth mentoring program, and up to five students ages 14-18 in 
ASI’s high school internship program.  QUALIFICATIONS: Interns must 
possess a demonstrated interest in ornithology, environmental education, 
mentoring youth and teens, a strong work ethic, meticulous approach to 
collecting and recording data, positive attitude, good interpersonal 
skills, a genuine desire to gain experience in nest monitoring, banding, 
and working in a community-based research model.Interns should also 
possess good manual dexterity, excellent eyesight, and should be in good 
physical condition. Interns must be able to access all nest boxes, 
actively involve youth in data collection, make common sense decisions 
concerning wildlife interactions (e.g., moose, bear), work well as a 
leader of youth and teens, and be able to work independently.  In 
addition, this position requires many weekend days and the ability to 
follow a work schedule that is defined by the season’s nesting 
chronology.  HOURS: Variable, up to 40 hours /week.  Required to work 
many weekend days.  SALARY & BENEFITS:  The intern will earn a stipend 
of $5,000 for approximately 16 weeks. Stipends are taxable and paid in 
monthly installments.    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Nest monitoring and bird 
banding requires good manual dexterity and eyesight and involves long 
periods of being on your feet with few or no breaks. Interns must be 
able to access all nest boxes and travel with groups of up to 8 youth 
throughout the study area. This job may require walking through water 
and vegetation, stepping over logs and fences, crossing uneven terrain, 
riding a bicycle, and carrying heavy objects in high levels of insect 
activity and inclement weather conditions.   APRIL HARDING SCURR, 
Science Director. Alaska Songbird Institute, P.O. Box 80235, Fairbanks, 
AK 99708 (PH: 907-799-4196 (cell)).

AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN  at Tall Timbers Research Station & Land 
Conservancy.  Website: http://talltimbers.org/  Location: Lake City, 
Florida.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 
8 Mar 2016.  Job Description: One lead avian technician is needed from 
30 March through mid-June, 2016 (start date is not flexible) to evaluate 
Brown-headed Nuthatch, Northern Bobwhite, and Bachman’s Sparrow response 
to various management techniques for a large scale longleaf restoration 
project on Osceola National Forest in Lake City, Florida. The technician 
will conduct avian point count surveys while minimally supervising two 
additional field technicians conducting vegetation sampling. Other 
duties include data entry in excel and ArcGIS. Point counts are 
conducted along rough roads although occasional walking to points may be 
necessary. Free housing and work vehicle are provided. Qualifications: 
Candidate should possess or be currently seeking a degree in wildlife, 
ecology, or natural resources, or a related degree. Extensive 
southeastern avian field experience, ability to read a map, and ability 
to identify birds by sight and sound (at least the three birds mentioned 
above) is required. Previous experience with managing/supervising field 
crews and operating a handheld GPS unit is preferred. Technician must be 
in good physical condition and able to walk through rough and uneven 
terrain in high heat and humidity as well as work well individually and 
as a supervisor. Applicants must possess a strong work ethic, good 
organizational and management skills, and a positive attitude. A valid 
driver’s license and a clean driving record are required. Compensation: 
$16/hr with free housing and work vehicle  To Apply: Send email, cover 
letter, resume, and contact information for three references to SARAH 
BROWN, (EM: sbrown AT ttrs.org). Applicants will be considered as soon 
as they are received; applicants are encouraged to apply ASAP.

AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN  at Intermountain Bird Observatory. 
Website: http://ibo.boisestate.edu  Location: statewide Idaho. Duration: 
3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4. Application 
Deadline: 1 Mar 2016.  Job Description: POINT COUNT SURVEYORS (6-8) 
needed for a study of breeding birds across Idaho(mid-May to mid-July, 
2016 with potential for extension) with the Intermountain Bird 
Observatory at Boise State University. Duties consist of standardized 
point count surveys, vegetation surveys, and data entry. Field 
assistants will travel across diverse habitats including grasslands, 
sagebrush steppe, riparian, montane forest, and alpine and encounter 
hundreds of bird species. IBO has multiple other projects we're working 
on, so if you want a couple days of hands on experience, we always try 
to accommodate that if we can make it work with the point count schedule 
(long-billed curlew nest searching and satellite transmitter deployment, 
various woodpecker projects throughout ID, goshawk banding and nest 
searching, hummingbird banding, songbird, owl, and hawk banding, etc.). 
These are all "on your own time" opportunities, and the point count job 
is the priority, but we like to support expanding your skill set too if 
we can make it work.  Qualifications: Qualifications of applicants 
should include: 1) ability to identify 200+ species of Western birds by 
sight AND sound (sound is very important), 2) experience with 
standardized bird surveys, 3) careful and accurate data entry and 4) 
willingness to give your all even through challenging times. This is a 
fulltime position for the duration of the project (May-July). Hourly 
rate is $12-$14+/hr DOE (PLUS a per Diem which amounts to an additional 
$1,000 over the season which essentially boosts the hourly rate by ~$3.) 
Applicants must be comfortable mostly working alone (90% of the time) in 
some remote but beautiful areas that can include predators (bears, 
wolves, mountain lions). Applicants must also be physically fit and able 
to handle hiking in steep and rough terrain and dealing with thick 
vegetation. Applicants must be able to navigate with maps and GPS to 
find remote sites, maintain accurate records of each visit, and be 
comfortable working independently and camping for up to 10 days at a 
time at undeveloped sites, and be able to provide their own basic 
camping equipment. There is a lot of driving between sites since we are 
covering most of the state. Applicants must have a valid driver's 
license and EITHER use their personal 4WD vehicle (work-related mileage 
will be reimbursed at the standard state rate) OR ELSE if you do not 
have a suitable vehicle we will provide you with a rental SUV. 
Compensation: 12-$14+/hr DOE (PLUS a per diem)  To Apply: Please send a 
resume, cover letter, and references via e-mail to (EM: jessicapollock 
AT boisestate.edu) Please put “2016 Point Count Applicant” in the 
subject line. Positions will be filled as soon as suitable applicants 
are found.

SHOREBIRD TECHNICIAN  at The Trustees of Reservations.  Website: 
www.thetrustees.org  Location: Ipswich, MA.  Duration: 15 weeks. Job 
Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 1 Mar 
2016.  Job Description: About The Organization: The Trustees is an 
organization with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places 
are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in 
what we do. Founded in 1891, by a group of visionary volunteers, we 
preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional 
scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to 
protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more 
than 50,000 acres, including 25,000+ acres on more than 100 reservations 
that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation 
organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, 
volunteers, and more than 40,000 members. Our seasonal staff plays an 
integral role in ensuring that our visitors enjoy our extraordinary 
places. With the change to warmer temperatures, we experience an influx 
of visitors of all ages and backgrounds who want to explore and be 
inspired by our properties. Sandy beaches, wooded trails, cultural 
gardens, historic homes, community supported agriculture—there are many 
ways for visitors to discover and explore The Trustees, and just as many 
opportunities for seasonal employees to make each visitor’s experience 
special. Position Summary: The Trustees of Reservations are seeking 
qualified individuals to assist with monitoring, research, and 
management activities for nesting and migratory shorebirds at Crane 
Beach, a 1,200-acre barrier beach in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Crane Beach 
is a popular outdoor recreation destination and among the world’s most 
important nesting sites for threatened piping plovers. The Shorebird 
Technician is part of a team responsible for barrier beach protection 
and management. This is a seasonal, full-time position expected to begin 
in April/May and continue through August. Essential Functions: •Perform 
daily monitoring and management activities for breeding piping plovers 
and least terns, including: habitat delineation, nest location, nest 
protection, chick monitoring, and data entry •Assist with daily reports 
on the breeding status and location of nesting shorebirds and 
communicate with the Northeast Ecology Assistant and property management 
staff to ensure the successful implementation of our barrier beach 
protection program •Assist with the collection of migratory shorebird 
abundance and distribution data •Install, maintain, and remove symbolic 
fencing, predator exclosures, and signage used to protect breeding and 
migratory shorebirds as well as other sensitive barrier beach habitats 
•Assist with targeted predator control and monitoring efforts •Assist in 
compilation of data for state piping plover and least-tern census forms 
•Educate the public about shorebird and barrier beach ecology •Other 
tasks and duties as assigned.  Qualifications: Qualifications: 
•Coursework in wildlife biology, ecology, zoology, environmental 
science, or related field •The ability to identify shorebirds by sight 
and sound •At least 3 months of previous field experience •Strong verbal 
communication skills •The ability to work closely with other staff and 
the public Preferred Applicants will have Experience with: 
•Beach-nesting shorebirds on the Atlantic coast •Behavioral data 
collection •Wildlife tracking •Coastal wildlife management issues •GIS 
mapping Other Requirements: •The ability to work outdoors daily, and at 
times, under rigorous conditions •The ability to perform physically 
strenuous duties, such as hiking long distances on the beach •The 
ability to lift/carry 50 pounds •The ability to occasionally work some 
weekends, holidays, and irregular hours (depending upon wildlife and 
weather) •A valid driver’s license, as well as a satisfactory driving 
record as outlined in The Trustees’ driving policy •A satisfactory 
criminal background check (CORI) Compensation: Seasonal housing is 
available close to the Job location  AT  $50 a week. This is a 15 week 
position AT  40hrs a week with a salary of $11/hr. In addition to being an 
Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees of Reservations aim to create a 
thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of our team. We 
aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of 
Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission.  TO APPLY, submit 
application through the following website: Copy and paste this link into 
browser: 

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/index.php?/job/apply&clientkey=A116ACB81F47E0050535F1FC4DA6EE15&job=10136 

If complications arise submitting application through this website 
contact (EM: jdenoncour AT thetrustees.org) No phone calls please. In 
addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees of 
Reservations aim to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values 
each member of our team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the 
residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our 
mission.

SOUTHWESTERN WILLOW FLYCATCHER FIELD ASSISTANT  at Southern Sierra 
Research Station.  Website: http://www.southernsierraresearch.org 
Location: Weldon, CA.  Duration: 3 to 3.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Number of Openings: 5. Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2016. Job 
Description: Five field assistants are needed to assist with research on 
a population of Southwestern Willow Flycatchers (WIFL) along the South 
Fork of the Kern River in southern California. The study aims to 
understand factors affecting population dynamics and breeding success of 
this endangered subspecies. We also anticipate opportunities for field 
assistants to assist in SSRS Kern Yellow-billed Cuckoo research. The 
study site is situated in the foothills of the southern Sierra Nevada. 
Join us to work in this beautiful valley with these challenging birds. 
Assistants will participate in WIFL population surveys, nest searching, 
target netting, resighting color-banded birds, cowbird trapping, 
vegetation sampling, and data entry. Probable cuckoo work involves 
conducting cuckoo surveys, assisting in banding, and nest searching. 
There may be opportunities to participate in our Flammulated Owl nest 
box monitoring program and riparian bird point counts.  Qualifications: 
Enthusiasm for fieldwork, persistence, and ability to deal with hard 
field conditions (extreme heat, rough, uneven terrain) are more 
important than past experience or specific knowledge. Previous 
experience mist netting and/or the ability to identify western birds by 
sight and sound is a plus.  Compensation: All applicants must be able to 
work independently and as part of a team. The positions will last from 
May to late-August. Start and end dates are somewhat flexible. Housing 
and work vehicles are provided and salaries are $1,600-$1,900/month for 
Assistants, according to experience.  To Apply: Applicants should email 
a single file (word or pdf) which includes 1) cover letter stating their 
interest in the position, dates of availability, 2) a resume, and 3) 
names and contact information (email and phone) of three references to: 
MARY WHITFIELD (EM: mjwhitfield.ssrs AT gmail.com) at the Southern 
Sierra Research Station (http://www.southernsierraresearch.org). Please 
include your name in the file name of your attachment (e.g. 
Darwin_C_application.doc). The Southern Sierra Research Station is an 
Equal Opportunity Employer. We are unable to employ non-US citizens 
without a current Employment Authorization Document (EAD).

CAMP AND INTERPRETATION EDUCATION INTERNSHIP  at Tracy Aviary. Website: 

http://tracyaviary.org/paid-positions/camp-and-interpretation-education-internship 

Location: Salt Lake City, UT.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Intern.  
Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 24 Apr 2016. Job 
Description: Positions Available starting end of May 2016 Tracy Aviary, 
Salt Lake City, UT Position begins Tuesday, May 24th and ends no sooner 
than August 19th 2016. This position requires a 40 hour a week 
commitment over a period of three months. Work hours require applicants 
to be freely available between 8am and 5pm during their designated work 
week for the entire duration of service. Interns must secure their own 
housing for the duration of the internship. DUTIES Primary duties for 
this position will include: 1. Creating materials, and assisting in 
teaching engaging children’s summer camp programs. 2. Facilitating 
exhibit interpretation, tours, and other educational programs for 
visitors at Tracy Aviary. May involve planning and materials creation. 
3. Developing and implementing a capstone internship project Other 
requirements may include assisting with events, completing 
administrative tasks associated with the programs described above, 
attending routine organizational and departmental meetings and events, 
and participating in various training opportunities, as appropriate. 
Please note that these positions do not involve any direct contact with 
animals.  Qualifications: Must speak, read, and write English fluently. 
Experience: None required. A desire to work within the field of 
education is strongly preferred. Experience with youth and/or students 
or other experience related to the above duties is preferred. Education: 
A bachelor’s degree in education, natural resources, environmental 
studies, conservation, biology, zoology or related field from an 
approved college or university is preferred but not required. We are 
seeking individuals possessing a strong desire to work with audiences of 
all ages and to incorporate experiences that strengthen their connection 
to the natural world. Compensation: $1200 stipend for three months of 
service, disbursed bi-weekly.  To Apply: Applications are being accepted 
immediately. No telephone calls please. Send a cover letter, resume, and 
phone numbers for three references to ANNE TERRY, Senior Educator, (EM: 
annet AT tracyaviary.org).

SUMMER CAMP EDUCATOR  at Tracy Aviary.  Website: 
http://tracyaviary.org/paid-positions/summer-camp-educator Location: 
Salt Lake City, UT.  Duration: 13 weeks over the summer. Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 24 May 2016.  
Job Description: The Education Department at Tracy Aviary seeks a 
mature, highly motivated educator experienced with camp facilitation to 
join its team for a summer seasonal camp facilitator position. The 
duties of this 40-hour a week position will involve preparation and 
facilitation of Tracy Aviary Avian Adventure Summer Camps. Additional 
duties may include formal and non-formal programs with youth and the 
general public. Such programs may include tours, interpreting at 
exhibits, and staffing special events. We seek candidates who are able 
to start Tuesday, May 24, 2016, and end no sooner than Friday, August 
19, 2016.  Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Youth camp and 
leadership experience • Demonstrated interest in a career in the field 
of Education • Demonstrated interest in nature and ecology • Effective 
in working well collaboratively and managing time efficiently • Highly 
motivated and innovative, well organized, eager to take on new tasks and 
meet commitments • Ability to work full-time, Monday through Friday, for 
the entire camp season between the beginning of June and end of August. 
ADDITIONAL AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS • A bachelor’s degree in 
education, natural resources, environmental studies, conservation, 
biology, zoology or related field from an approved college or 
university. Applications still working toward a degree will be 
considered. • Knowledge about regional birds and avian ecology • 
Certification in CPR and First Aid • Skills in presenting to mixed 
groups • Food Handler’s Permit • Proficiency in word processing, layout 
and editing • Familiarity with learning assessment tools and strategies  
Compensation: Wage: $9 per hour  To Apply: Applications are being 
accepted immediately. No telephone calls please. Send a cover letter, 
resume and contact information for three references to Anne Terry, 
Senior Educator, at (EM: annet AT tracyaviary.org).

WILDLIFE RESEARCH INTERN - RAPTOR MIGRATION MONITORING  at Lehigh Gap 
Nature Center.  Website: http://lgnc.org  Location: Slatington, PA.  
Duration: 3.5 months (August 15-November 30, 2016).  Job Type: Intern.  
Application Deadline: 15 Apr 2016.  Job Description: Conduct daily hawk 
count up to 6 days per week (weather permitting) at Bake Oven Knob in 
Lehigh County, PA (about 20 miles northeast of Allentown). Record, 
report, and analyze data; help publish results. Interact with visitors 
to the site and educate them concerning hawk migration, identification, 
and conservation. NOTE that the intern will need to work on holidays, 
including Thanksgiving and Labor Day. Optional: complete a research 
paper to be published in American Hawkwatcher. Position can be  
Qualifications: Candidate must be competent, responsible researcher able 
to keep organized detailed records of observations. Hawk identification 
skills or hawk count experience is desired but not necessary. Student 
must learn hawk ID before project begins. Internet and computer use 
skills required. Knowledge of statistics is very useful for research 
project. Compensation: $650-750/month (depending on experience) plus 
housing, including utilities and internet. Intern quarters have single 
bedroom, full kitchen and bath with shower. No laundry facilities. 
Intern must supply his/her own cell phone and car. The lookout is 8 
miles from the housing site.  To Apply:  Send resume and a sample of a 
paper you wrote to:(EM: lgnc AT ptd.net) with "Bake Oven Knob Intern" in 
the subject line. Position may be filled before application deadline.

POST-DOC TEACHING FELLOW  at University of Oklahoma.  Website: 
http://www.jobs.ou.edu  Location: Norman, OK.  Job Type: Post-doc. 
Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Background: We seek 
a motivated post-doctoral teaching fellow to fill an NSF-funded 3 year 
position working with a team on an innovative graduate education program 
at the University of Oklahoma (OU). The teaching fellow will actively 
collaborate on the development and implementation of an NSF-funded 
National Research Traineeship program 
(http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1545261). Duties and 
Responsibilities: A core of the NRT program is a graduate certificate in 
Earth Observation Science for Society and Sustainability (EOS3). This 
interdisciplinary effort is aimed at providing a broad diversity of 
graduate students with skills in communication, leadership, team science 
and big data analytics. The faculty training team spans departments of 
Biology, Meteorology, Geography and Environmental Sustainability, 
Anthropology, Computer Science and Communication at OU and also 
integrates with the University of Delaware and the University of 
Nebraska-Lincoln, where the EOS3 certificate program will be offered in 
coming years. Qualifications: The successful candidate must have an 
earned doctorate that afforded expertise in graduate education or 
innovative approaches to interdisciplinary learning across STEM 
disciplines. We prefer candidates with formal training in education 
and/or a social science discipline but candidates with a Ph.D. in the 
natural and physical sciences who have demonstrated experience in 
education and/or interdisciplinary team science are also encouraged to 
apply.  Compensation: $40,000-45,000.  To Apply: Applicants should apply 
at www.jobs.ou.edu Requisition No. #24606. Materials required will 
consist of a cover letter describing interest in the position and 
experience with interdisciplinary education programs, a curriculum vita, 
and contact information of three professional references. Please direct 
questions to JEFF KELLY (EM: jkelly AT ou.edu). The University of 
Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

BOAT CAPTAIN AND PIPING PLOVER TECHNICAN: New York  at Virginia Tech 
Shorebird Program.  Website: http://fishwild.vt.edu/vtshorebirds/ 
Location: Fire Island, NY.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 30 Sep 2016.  Job Description: April 1, 
2016–September 30, 2016. Monitoring the response of Piping Plovers 
(Charadrius melodus) and their invertebrate prey to habitat created by 
Hurricane Sandy. The boat captain will be working with field technicians 
to improve conservations efforts for Northeast Atlantic population of 
Piping Plovers. This project is just one of multiple shorebird projects 
based at Virginia Tech. Please see our project webpage 
http://fishwild.vt.edu/vtshorebirds/ for more information about 
shorebird conservation at Virginia Tech. Primary responsibility is 
marine navigation in the Great South Bay of Long Island, NY, including 
daily transport of field technicians to barrier island study sites, boat 
trailering, and boat maintenance. Other responsibilities include 
trapping, banding and resighting adult Piping Plovers, nest searching 
and monitoring, invertebrate collection and identification, capturing, 
banding and resighting Piping Plover chicks, daily trailering of ATVs, 
daily driving of 4x4 vehicles and driving ATVs on the beach, working 
closely with land management agencies and the Fish and Wildlife Service, 
data organization and management.  Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in 
Wildlife Science, Biology, Environmental Science, or a related field. 
Experience navigating in the Intracoastal Waterway, navigating by GPS, 
boating in shallow waters and foggy conditions in a small out-board 
motor boat, and repairing and maintaining motor boats. Resighting color 
bands is an essential job function. Candidates should be able to 
distinguish colors at a distance. Preference for candidate with prior 
experience as a field technician or research assistant and experience 
with trailering, driving 4x4 vehicles and ATVS in sand. Avian capture 
methods and handling techniques, color band resighting, bird banding, 
and shorebird identification are preferred, but training will be 
provided. Candidates must be able to work was part of team and 
independently, and keep a positive attitude through long field days (up 
to 12 hours/day and 6 days/week) in a variety of field conditions. 
Candidates should be in good physical condition, as the job requires 
walking 5-10 miles in sand while carrying a spotting scope and other 
research equipment on a daily basis.  Compensation: Salary: 640/week + 
free housing.  To Apply: Please send resume, college transcripts, and 
contact information for three references (in ONE document, formatted as 
LastName_FirstName_2016) to AUDREY DEROSE-WILSON (EM: li.pipingplover AT 
gmail.com). The positions will remain open until filled.

PIPING PLOVER POST HURRICANE SANDY RESEARCH TECHNICIAN: New York  at 
Virginia Tech Shorebird Program.  Website: 
http://fishwild.vt.edu/vtshorebirds/  Location: Fire Island, NY. 
Duration: 5-6 Months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2-5. 
Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2016.  Job Description: April 1, 2016–August 
15, 2016 with possibility of extension to September 30, 2016. Monitoring 
the response of Piping Plovers (Charadrius melodus) and their 
invertebrate prey to habitat created by Hurricane Sandy. Field 
technicians will be working to improve conservations efforts for 
Atlantic Coast population of Piping Plovers. This project is just one of 
multiple shorebird projects based at Virginia Tech. Please see our 
project webpage http://fishwild.vt.edu/vtshorebirds/ for more 
information about shorebird conservation at Virginia Tech. 
Responsibilities: trapping, banding and resighting adult Piping Plovers, 
nest searching and monitoring, invertebrate collection and 
identification, capturing, banding and resighting Piping Plover chicks, 
daily trailering of ATVs, daily driving of 4x4 vehicles and ATVs on the 
beach, working closely with land management agencies and the Fish and 
Wildlife Service, data organization and management. Qualifications: 
Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Science, Biology, Environmental Science, 
or a related field. Prior experience as a field technician or research 
assistant and experience with trailering, driving 4x4 vehicles and ATVS 
in sand, avian capture methods and handling techniques, color band 
resighting, bird banding are preferred, but training will be provided. 
Preference for candidates with the ability to identify shorebirds in a 
variety of plumages. Candidates must be able to work was part of team 
and independently, and keep a positive attitude through long field days 
(up to 12 hours/day and 6 days/week) in a variety of field conditions. 
Candidates should be in good physical condition, as the job requires 
walking 5-10 miles in sand while carrying a spotting scope and other 
research equipment on a daily basis. Resighting color bands is an 
essential job function. Candidates should be able to distinguish colors 
at a distance.  Compensation: Salary: 520/week + free housing  To Apply: 
Please send resume, college transcripts, and contact information for 
three references (in ONE document, formatted as LastName_FirstName_2016) 
to AUDREY DEROSE-WILSON (EM: li.pipingplover AT gmail.com). The 
positions will remain open until filled.

HENSLOW’S SPARROW BREEDING ECOLOGY AND HABITAT USE: MISSOURI  at 
University of Nebraska at Omaha.  Location: Missouri.  Duration: 3 
Months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: 2. Application 
Deadline: 10 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Field technicians needed for a 
study of seasonal fecundity, juvenile survival, and habitat use of 
Henslow’s Sparrow in a southwest Missouri tallgrass prairie. Technicians 
will coordinate with a graduate student and will be expected to band and 
attach radio transmitters to both adult and juvenile Henslow’s Sparrows, 
locate and monitor nests, record daily locations of adults and juveniles 
using handheld radio equipment, measure vegetation characteristics, and 
maintain accurate data records.  Qualifications: Preference will be 
given to applicants with previous nest searching experience, especially 
with ground nesting birds. Mist-netting and songbird banding experience 
are desired but not necessary. This study will take place at Prairie 
State Park in southwest Missouri and field conditions will be hot and 
humid with early mornings. Enthusiasm for fieldwork and a desire to 
contribute to the conservation and management of a declining songbird 
species are a must. Start dates for technicians are flexible but May 1st 
is preferred with the season running to July 31st. Housing will be 
provided.  Compensation: $1400-$1600/Month DOE + Housing.  To Apply: 
Applicants must submit an online application to the University website. 
Please go to https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/2251 to apply. 
Applicants should upload a cover letter describing qualifications and 
interests, a curriculum vitae or resume, and contact information for 
three references. Review of applications will begin immediately. For 
questions contact: AARON YOUNG, (EM: acyoung AT unomaha.edu) UNO is an 
affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and participates in 
E-Verify. UNO gives consideration for employment to all qualified 
applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans.

ANCHOR STEWARD, INDIAN SHORES BEACH  at Audubon Florida.  Website: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2721/anchor-steward%2c-indian-shores-beach/job 

Location: Indian Shores Beach, FL.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2016.  Job Description: Position 
Summary: Audubon Florida helps to manage beach-nesting birds in areas of 
southwest Florida, surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting 
areas from disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting 
shorebirds along beaches and other nest sites Audubon is hiring a 
seasonal Beach Anchor Steward to work at the annual location of a Black 
Skimmer nesting colony on Indian Shores Beach. The primary 
responsibility of the Anchor Steward is to organize volunteers in order 
to help monitor nesting birds and conduct public outreach around the 
nesting bird colony. This is a part-time, 20 hour per week seasonal 
position focused on weekend days and holidays, including Memorial Day, 
Independence Day, and Labor Day, if nesting persists until the latter 
holiday. The position will begin May 2, 2016 and continue through the 
end of nesting season. Nesting may persist into August or early 
September but can end early in the event of a catastrophic event or 
total loss of nesting activity. Essential Functions: With the help of 
Audubon’s Important Bird Area (IBA) Coordinator, the Indian Shores 
Anchor Steward will be responsible for the following tasks: - Monitor 
nesting birds and conduct minimum weekly counts of nests, chicks, and 
fledged young of each nesting species and enter/report data in the 
Florida Shorebird Database as directed by the IBA Coordinator. - Assist 
staff and other volunteers with installing and expanding symbolic 
fencing around new nest areas as needed. - Conduct public outreach at 
nesting beaches on weekends and holidays generally between 9 a.m. and 4 
p.m. - Assist with recruiting volunteers; train and schedule volunteers 
to chaperone nesting birds and conduct public outreach at nesting 
beaches on weekends and holidays. - Work closely with external partners 
and volunteers in a positive and professional manner at all times.  
Qualifications: - Experience and ability to communicate clearly orally 
and in writing. - Ability to recruit volunteers from beach visitors, 
train, support and schedule volunteers. - Work well independently and 
with others. - A positive and diplomatic attitude a must. - Demonstrated 
capability of physically active work walking on sandy beaches carrying 
field equipment during Florida summer field conditions. Ability to lift 
30 lbs. - Must have a valid driver's license and a personal vehicle 
suited for transportation to complete assigned tasks. - Must be willing 
to work weekends and holidays. - Familiarity with mid-Pinellas County 
beaches preferred. - Previous experience with monitoring and stewardship 
for one shore/seabird nesting season strongly preferred, but similar 
experience will be considered. - Interest in conservation and passion 
for the mission of the National Audubon Society a must.  Compensation: 
$11.50/hr.  To Apply: Apply online only: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2721/anchor-steward%2c-indian-shores-beach/job 


AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN  at University of Delaware.  Location: MD, VA, 
WV.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2. 
Job Description: We seek 2 highly motivated research technicians to 
conduct point counts for forest and grassland birds in National Parks in 
MD, VA, and WV from mid-May through July 2016. This work is part of the 
NPS National Capital Region Inventory and Monitoring Program studying 
long-term trends in bird populations. Work includes extensive bird 
counts, hiking, and data entry. Survey locations include a variety of 
habitats and species. Technicians will become very familiar with eastern 
birds, as well as visit many locations around Washington DC.  
Qualifications: Qualified applicants will know eastern birds by sight 
and sound, be able to navigate using GPS and maps, and be physically 
fit. You must be comfortable hiking through tough terrain and dealing 
with adverse conditions including inclement weather and biting insects. 
Work will begin at early hours and follow and unpredictable schedule due 
to weather. Technicians must work well independently and have a good 
attitude sharing housing with others. Applicants with previous point 
count experience preferred and must have a valid driver’s license. 
Compensation: Technicians will receive a salary of $400-480 per week 
depending on experience. Housing will be provided (some camping 
required).  To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for three references to CONOR HIGGINS (EM: chiggins AT 
udel.edu). Feel free to contact me with any questions. Application 
review will begin immediately and continue until the positions have been 
filled.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN - ALASKA  at U.S. Geological Survey. Website: 
http://alaska.usgs.gov/science/interdisciplinary_science/cae/boreal_arctic.php 
Location: Nome, Alaska.  Duration: 2-3 months.  Job Type: Temporary.  
Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2016.  Job Description: We are seeking a 
motivated individual to work on an avian demographic study on the Seward 
Peninsula in northwestern Alaska from approximately May 15 through 
August 1, 2016. The Seward Peninsula is an incredibly diverse area 
attracting over 150 migratory birds from across the globe. This is an 
exciting opportunity to assist with long-term field research of 
migratory landbird response to changing environmental conditions in the 
boreal-arctic transition zone. Primary duties will include, but are not 
limited to, nest searching for passerines, nest monitoring, avian 
behavioral observations, habitat surveys, invertebrate sampling, and 
data entry and management. Additional duties may include using mist nets 
and target netting to capture birds, re-sighting color-banded birds, and 
banding, collecting blood samples, and obtaining morphological 
measurements on adult and nestling passerines.  Qualifications: 
Requirements: Applicants must be in excellent physical condition and 
capable of hiking long distances (up to 20 km/day) across uneven tussock 
tundra carrying up to a 40 pound backpack, comfortable working in remote 
brown bear country while carrying a firearm, experienced with the use of 
GPS for orienteering, knowledgeable of backcountry camping and safety, 
and willing to maintain a positive attitude in extreme weather 
conditions with hordes of biting insects. Must be a U.S. citizen to 
apply. Must possess a current and valid U.S. driver’s license. In 
addition to these requirements, the ability to work long hours (>40 
hours per week), work well with crew members, communicate with 
supervisors, and happily live in a very rustic communal tent camp with 
the same small group of people for the summer is essential. Desired 
qualifications: Preference will be given to individuals who have 
experience with identifying birds by sight and sound, nest searching and 
monitoring (specifically passerines), avian behavioral observations, 
capturing, handling, and banding adult and nestling birds, and plant 
identification/habitat surveys.   Compensation: up to $16.55/hr; 
dependent on experience. To Apply: This is a pre-announcement of a job 
opportunity that will be posted soon. Review of applications will begin 
immediately and we will notify suitable candidates when the official 
announcement has been posted for the formal application process. To 
indicate your potential interest in the position: (1) Please email a one 
page cover letter, a CV/resume, and contact information for at least 3 
references combined into one Microsoft Word or PDF document to RACHEL M. 
RICHARDSON (EM: rrichardson AT usgs.gov); (2) Please specifically 
address your qualifications for the job in your cover letter and provide 
references that can attest to these qualifications relevant to the 
position; and (3) Include “Avian Field Technician” in the subject line 
of the email.

AVIAN RESEARCH INTERNS - ALASKA  at U.S. Geological Survey. Website: 
http://alaska.usgs.gov/science/interdisciplinary_science/cae/boreal_arctic.php 
Location: Nome, Alaska.  Duration: 2-3 months.  Job Type: Intern. Number 
of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 15 Apr 2016.  Job Description: We 
are seeking motivated individuals to work on an avian demographic study 
on the Seward Peninsula in northwestern Alaska from approximately May 15 
through August 1, 2016. The Seward Peninsula is an incredibly diverse 
area attracting over 150 migratory birds from across the globe. This is 
an exciting opportunity to assist with long-term field research of 
migratory landbird response to changing environmental conditions in the 
boreal-arctic transition zone. Primary duties will include, but are not 
limited to, nest searching for passerines, nest monitoring, avian 
behavioral observations, habitat surveys, invertebrate sampling, and 
data entry and management. Additional duties may include using mist nets 
and target netting to capture birds, re-sighting color-banded birds, and 
banding, handling, and obtaining morphological measurements on adult and 
nestling passerines. Qualifications: Required qualifications: Applicants 
must be in excellent physical condition and capable of hiking long 
distances (up to 20 km/day) across uneven tussock tundra carrying up to 
a 40 pound backpack, comfortable working in remote brown bear country, 
experienced with the use of GPS for orienteering, and willing to 
maintain a positive attitude in extreme weather conditions with hordes 
of biting insects. This position also requires the ability to collect 
accurate field data, maintain and operate field equipment in a safe and 
responsible manner, work long hours (>40 hours per week), communicate 
with supervisors and crew members, and happily live in a rustic communal 
tent camp without running water or electricity for two months with the 
same small group of people. Must also possess a current and valid 
driver’s license. Desired qualifications: Strong interest in avian 
ecology, experience with identifying birds by sight and sound, nest 
searching, behavioral observations, and capturing, handling, and banding 
birds. Experience with backcountry camping is a plus. Preference will be 
given to individuals with a Bachelor’s Degree in wildlife biology, 
ecology, or a science-related field; however, junior/senior level 
undergraduates working toward a degree are encouraged to apply. 
Compensation: This is a volunteer position. Round-trip airfare to 
Alaska, primitive housing, food while in the field, camping gear, and a 
small stipend ($5/day) will be provided.  To Apply: Interested 
individuals should: (1) Email a one page cover letter, a detailed 
resume, and contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) for 
at least 3 references combined into one Microsoft Word or PDF document 
to RACHEL M. RICHARDSON (EM: rrichardson AT usgs.gov); and (2) Please 
write “Avian Research Interns” in the subject line of the email. Review 
of applications will begin immediately and positions may be filled 
before the closing date so please submit your applications early for 
priority consideration.

AVIAN POINT-COUNT TECHNICIAN  at Intermountain Bird Observatory. 
Website: http://ibo.boisestate.edu/  Location: Montana.  Duration: 2 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 6. Application 
Deadline: 4 Mar 2016.  Job Description: AVIAN POINT-COUNT TECHNICIANS 
(6) needed for a study of breeding landbirds in the mountains, forests, 
grasslands, badlands, wetlands, riparian habitats and sagebrush steppes 
of Montana (mid-May – mid-July) with the Intermountain Bird Observatory 
at Boise State University. Duties consist of standardized point count 
surveys, vegetation surveys and data entry using Integrated Monitoring 
in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) protocol. Technicians will travel 
across diverse habitats identifying hundreds of bird species.  
Qualifications: Qualifications include: 1) the ability to identify 200+ 
species of Western birds by sight and primarily by sound 2) ability to 
work independently (alone =90% of the time) for the duration of the 
field season 3) strong physical/mental endurance to complete 1 survey 
per day per 10-day hitch 4) ability to navigate off-trail in remote, 
densely-vegetated, steep and rugged landscapes using topographical maps 
and GPS units 5) willingness to work in landscapes occupied by apex 
predators (bears, mountain lions and rattlesnakes) 6) and careful and 
accurate data collection/entry/management. Multi-day, solo backpacking 
trips may be required. Technicians must provide their own 
backpacking/camping gear. Each applicant must possess strong 
interpersonal skills in order to communicate and work effectively with 
private landowners, fellow technicians and the program manager.  
Compensation: This is a fulltime position for the duration of the 
project (May-July). Hourly pay rate is $12-$14+/hr DOE (PLUS a per Diem 
which amounts to an additional $1,000 over the season). Surveying 
requires EXTENSIVE driving between sites on both paved and dirt roads. 
Technicians must have a valid driver's license and EITHER use their 
personal 4WD vehicle (work-related mileage will be reimbursed at the 
standard state rate) OR IBO can provide a rental SUV.  To Apply: Please 
send a resume, cover letter, and at least three references via e-mail to 
CHRISTIAN MENY: (EM: christianmeny AT boisestate.edu). Please put “2016 
MT IMBCR Applicant- (w/ Name)” in the subject line. Positions will be 
filled as soon as suitable applicants are found.

SHOREBIRD INTERN VOLUNTEER  at Conservian.  Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation  Location: Alabama and 
Mississippi.  Duration: 3.5 months.  Job Type: Volunteer. Application 
Deadline: 31 Mar 2016.  Job Description: SHOREBIRD INTERN VOLUNTEER- 
ALABAMA and MISSISSIPPI (1 position) CONSERVIAN/Coastal Bird 
Conservation (CBC) is seeking one Shorebird Intern Volunteer for 
state-wide monitoring of beach-nesting birds on the Alabama and 
Mississippi coast. Work begins in mid-April and continues through July 
30th. Shared housing is provided. The focus of the work is monitoring 
and protecting beach-nesting bird breeding pairs, nests, and young, 
including Snowy and Wilson’s Plovers, American Oystercatchers, Least 
Terns and other colonial nesting species. Intern will work cooperatively 
with CBC field staff as part of a team. Intern will record data on 
breeding pairs, habitat assessment, and be required to keep organized 
field notes, complete various data forms and perform regular data entry 
using Excel. Qualifications: Requirements: Applicant must be 
self-motivated, responsible, and adventurous, in good physical 
condition, like traveling, working in teams, and comfortable riding in 
small boats to access some survey sites. This position requires working 
long hours, 6 days a week including weekends. Applicant must enjoy 
walking many miles at remote locations, in hot temperatures on the Gulf 
of Mexico. Prior shorebird experience preferred, but not required. All 
training is provided. This is an excellent opportunity to gain 
multi-species shorebird monitoring experience. Must have own waterproof 
binoculars (10x42). Valid driver’s license and own reliable vehicle 
required for travel between work sites. Compensation: Shared housing is 
provided. Cost of gasoline will be reimbursed for travel between field 
work sites.  To Apply: Please send 1) letter of interest 2) resume 3) 
names, email addresses and phone numbers of 3 references to MARGO 
ZDRAVKOVIC (EM: MargoZ AT Coastalbird.org). Please label all attachments 
with your name. The review of applications is ongoing and will continue 
until position is filled. Go to 
https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation on Facebook for more 
information on Conservian’s work on the Gulf Coast.

HENSLOW'S SPARROW POINT-COUNT TECHNICIAN  at Kansas State University and 
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.  Website: 
http://www.markherse.com/hespjobannouncement/  Location: Flint Hills, 
KS.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 15 
Mar 2016.  Job Description: Kansas State University and the U.S. Fish & 
Wildlife Service are seeking one seasonal research technicians to join a 
project investigating breeding habitat associations of an enigmatic, 
highly mobile, and declining grassland specialist—the Henslow’s 
Sparrow—throughout the Flint Hills and neighboring ecoregions of eastern 
Kansas. The Flint Hills contain ~80% of North America’s remaining 
tallgrass prairie and represent a critical landscape for the long-term 
viability of grassland birds in the Great Plains. The results of this 
study will help to improve our understanding of critical thresholds 
associated with species responses to habitat loss and fragmentation and 
to guide conservation efforts aimed at protecting natural resources 
under pressure from agricultural development and intensified rangeland 
management practices. Applicants can view photos taken in the Flint 
Hills and this job announcement here: 
http://www.markherse.com/hespjobannouncement/ This position provides an 
excellent opportunity to gain valuable field experience while working in 
a beautiful tallgrass prairie landscape with a species recognized as a 
bird of National Conservation Concern. The field season will run from 1 
April to 31 July 2016. We will pay technicians $1,600–2,000 per month, 
provide project vehicles, and cover accommodation costs while traveling. 
If needed, we can provide temporary housing at Konza Prairie Biological 
Station near Manhattan, Kansas. Technician duties are as follows: (1) 
conduct daily point-count surveys for Henslow’s Sparrows and several 
other grassland species from roadside transects in a study area 
encompassing the entire eastern one-third of Kansas; (2) drive long 
distances and navigate remote areas while working long and irregular 
hours that include weekends; (3) sleep at campsites, field stations, 
and/or motels for a significant portion of the field season; (4) enter 
and manage data; and (5) assist the project leader as needed. 
Qualifications: We are seeking highly skilled birders with experience 
conducting point-count surveys and a demonstrated ability to identify 
grassland birds by sight and sound. The primary objective of our field 
work is to detect the presence of Henslow’s Sparrows which are 
exceptionally cryptic with a short, insect-like song; therefore, the 
applicant must have excellent hearing and vision, attention to detail, 
and an ability to identify grassland bird species by sight and sound. 
Qualified applicants must (1) be independently motivated and capable of 
waking several hours before sunrise daily without direct supervision; 
(2) have excellent organization and written and verbal communication 
skills; (3) maintain a safe and positive attitude; and (4) be 
comfortable tent camping, driving and maintaining 4WD trucks, and 
navigating remote areas in the dark with a GPS, compass, and maps. 
Successful applicants will have a strong work ethic, a desire to be 
involved in avian ecology and grassland management research, and a valid 
U.S. driver’s license with a clean driving record. We will give 
preference to excellent birders, as well as applicants who have 
completed or are working towards a Bachelor of Science in Biology, 
Wildlife Ecology, or other related field.  Compensation: 
$1600-2000/month.  To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, CV, and 
contact information for 3 references in one file with your name and 
‘Research Technician’ in the title and subject line to (EM: mrherse AT 
ksu.edu (Mark Herse)). Applications may be submitted until 1 March. 
However, we will review applications as they are received, so applicants 
are encouraged to apply early. MARK HERSE, Graduate Research Assistant, 
116 Ackert, Division of Biology, K-State, Manhattan, KS 66506 (Mobile: 
630-229-3624 EM: mrherse AT ksu.edu)

POINT COUNT FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Illinois Natural History Survey. 
Website: http://wwx.inhs.illinois.edu/  Location: Champaign, IL 
Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 6 Apr 2016.  Job Description: The Illinois Natural 
History Survey, a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the 
University of Illinois is seeking applicants for Field Technicians to: 
conduct research determining how forest management in Illinois directly 
affects bird abundance, diversity, and habitat use during the breeding 
season; survey the breeding bird community within several forests 
throughout Illinois where forest management is or is going to be 
occurring; conduct point counts to document the diversity and abundance 
of birds, survey woodpecker abundance, deploy remote digital cameras and 
analyze images, and inventory forest structure and composition in 
association with census points; enter and analyze data, and assist with 
report and presentation preparation. Field work will occur primarily in 
southern and central Illinois. Desired dates of work are from early May 
to early August 2016. Start and end dates flexible.  Qualifications: 
Must possess the minimum of a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate 
discipline and have had education or research experience closely related 
to the primary mission of the project. Experience in identifying (by 
sight and sound) bird species that breed in Illinois, particularly in 
forests. Incumbent must have experience conducting point counts or other 
similar bird survey techniques. Experience conducting vegetation surveys 
is preferred. Must be willing to work long hours outside under a variety 
of summer field conditions and live in a field station with others. 
Position requires an ability to work well independently or with others. 
Incumbent must possess a valid driver’s license. Prior experience using 
topographic map and compass or GPS unit to orienteer is preferred. The 
University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job 
candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.  Compensation: Rate of 
pay: $10.00 to $13.00 per hour commensurate with experience and skills. 
Housing and field vehicle provided.  To Apply: Applications will be 
reviewed as they are received and suitable applicants may be contacted 
for interviews prior to the application deadline. Electronic 
applications required, please send a cover letter explaining your 
interest and qualifications, resume or CV, and names and contact 
information (including phone numbers and email addresses) of 3 
references to: (EM: hroffice AT inhs.illinois.edu). IMPORTANT! Please 
reference “Hoover Technicians” in the subject line of the email. Direct 
technical questions to JEFF HOOVER (EM: j-hoover AT illinois.edu).

SENIOR ANIMAL TECHNICIAN  at UC Davis (Avian Research Facility). 
Website: 

https://www.employment.ucdavis.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=303716 

Location: Davis, CA.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent. Application 
Deadline: 7 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Under supervision, provide 
physical needs of animal species used in research and teaching including 
feeding, watering and cleaning animals. Assess animal health by 
identifying and reporting sick animals to staff/supervisor. Keep animal 
houses/rooms/areas clean including shoveling manure, utilizing different 
agents to clean, disinfect and sanitize animal rooms. Maintain and 
repair animal housing equipment. Perform record-keeping and transport 
animals and supplies. Provide seasonal help and assist farm crew with 
all other animal facilities within the Department of Animal Science when 
needed.  Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: - Experience (work or 
volunteer) caring for animals. - Experience using equipment and hand 
tools safely in an industrial/farm setting including skills to 
troubleshoot, construct, repair and work on equipment, cages/animal 
housing and water systems. - Knowledge of cleaners and disinfectants to 
properly clean and disinfect all animal housing, waterers, feeders, and 
handling/housing areas. - Skills to read min-max thermometers; monitor 
environmental conditions and animal health, as well as record such 
information; adjust environmental conditions required for each species 
as well as research demands; and either change conditions when problems 
arise or communicate the problem to appropriate facility maintenance 
personnel. - Skills to understand and follow written and oral 
instructions to obtain/mix diets, identify moldy/contaminated feeds, 
determine proper storage conditions, and read expiration dates. - Skills 
to read, understand and follow animal care guidelines (Standard Ag. 
Practice) and facility specific SOP's, protocols, etc. Preferred 
Qualifications: - Experience with recognizing normal appearance and 
behavior for avian species and age groups that are housed in 
departmental units. - Grounds maintenance experience. - Skills to gather 
and record research information as directed.  Compensation: $19.35 - 
$22.94/hour.  To Apply: 
https://www.employment.ucdavis.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp

SEA DUCK RESEARCH INTERNSHIP AT ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE  at 
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 
Website: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/arctic/  Location: Alaska Duration: 
3-6 mo.  Job Type: Intern.  Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 
1 Apr 2016.  Job Description: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arctic 
National Wildlife Refuge is currently accepting applications for 1-2 
positions working on a project investigating the breeding ecology and 
limiting factors of common eider breeding on barrier islands in the 
Beaufort Sea. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and the 
positions will be filled as soon as qualified candidates are found. The 
positions will begin in mid-May and continue through September. There is 
also the potential to extend at least one of these positions through 
January/February 2017. Work will occur both at remote spike camps on the 
Arctic Refuge coast and from the village of Kaktovik. Most work will be 
done by accessing islands using small (16-20’) inflatable boats and 
single engine aircraft. The crew will consist of 1 graduate student, 2 
field assistants, and several visiting scientists. Field work will 
involve daily travel by boat to and from islands, nest searching, 
trapping breeding hens, measuring and banding birds, collecting tissue 
samples, monitoring nests with time-lapse cameras, and tracking hens 
with VHF telemetry. Field assistants typically work 7 days/week, 10+ 
hours/day while in the field and 5-6 days/week while in the Fairbanks 
office. Assistants will be involved in all aspects of the project, 
including field work and setup and maintenance of camp and gear at 
remote sites. Before the field season, assistants will attend training 
and organize gear at the Fairbanks office. Conditions will generally be 
cold, windy, and wet. Boating will involve navigating ice-choked waters 
in small inflatables up to 100 km from the nearest village. Spike camp 
life will be remote and primitive. During periods of bad weather, staff 
can be cut-off from any outside help for several days. Assistants will 
be required to carry firearms in the field for polar bear protection. 
Excellent physical condition is necessary to meet the strenuous demands. 
Crews will be exposed to long days hiking (up to 15+ miles per day); 
cold, wet, windy weather; and traveling in unpredictable seas.  
Qualifications: Applicants should have boating experience, and marine 
experience is preferred. Candidates should have a strong interest in 
waterfowl ecology, a desire to live in a remote field camp, and the 
ability to maintain a positive attitude and work well with others under 
difficult field conditions. Electrical and mechanical skills, survival 
training, and extensive backcountry experience are a plus. These are 
considered volunteer positions. Assistants will receive a 
$1,000-1,500/mo living allowance, depending on their experience and 
project funding. Housing in Fairbanks and Kaktovik will be provided, as 
will transportation and camp food while in the field. Waders, sleeping 
bags, binoculars, etc will be provided; you must provide your own field 
clothes.  Compensation: $1,000-1,500/mo.  To Apply: Hiring process: To 
apply, email a letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcript, dates 
of availability, completed questionnaire, and name and contact 
information for 3 references in a single document to CHRISTOPHER LATTY 
((EM: Christopher_latty AT fws.gov). If you have taken the GRE, please 
include your percentile rankings. Please title the email, “Application 
for 2016 COEI Field Position”. Applications that do not follow these 
guidelines will not be considered. Questionnaire: 1. Do you have any 
reason to believe you will be unable to pass an US Office of Personnel 
Management/FBI background check (necessary for computer access and 
carrying a firearm); this would include being convicted of a felony or 
misdemeanor crime of domestic violence? 2. Are you willing to work long 
days (often > 12 hrs per day) including holidays, weekends, and 
evenings? 3. Do you possess, or have you recently possessed, a US 
Government Smart Card for accessing government facilities and computers? 
For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list 
below that best describes your level of proficiency acquired through 
formal training or extensive on-the-job experience and/or training. 
Select only one letter for each task and please answer succinctly any 
follow-up questions. There is no need to explain your answer as that 
will be done during interviews. A- I have not had education, training or 
experience in performing this task. B- I have had education or training 
in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job. C- I 
have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored 
closely by a supervisor of senior employee to ensure compliance with 
proper procedures. D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a 
job. I have performed it independently and without regular supervision. 
E- I am an expert in performing this task. 1. Operate small boats safety 
in marine waters. 2. Operate small boats safety in harsh conditions. 3. 
Maintain and repair small boats, electronics, and outboard motors. 4. 
Use a shotgun or rifle. 5. Identify North American waterfowl by sight. 
6. Conduct nest searching for waterfowl. 7. Band waterfowl with metal 
leg bands. 8. Enter data in Microsoft Access. 9. Use a Trimble GPS to 
collect field data. 10. Follow detailed data collection protocols for 
research projects. 11. Work in remote field camps to collect biological 
data.

AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at Great Basin Bird Observatory. Website: 
http://www.gbbo.org  Location: Nevada.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 6. Application Deadline: 31 Mar /2016.  
Job Description: AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIANS needed for songbird and 
habitat surveys in Nevada's backcountry between April 11 and July 22, 
2016 for Great Basin Bird Observatory. Half season appointments are also 
possible. Duties include bird surveys via point counts and area 
searches, vegetation surveys, and data entry. Housing will be provided 
in some areas, but remote camping will be required on a regular basis.   
Qualifications needed include experience identifying western birds by 
sight and sound; ability to collect field data under challenging 
conditions (heat, cold, remote sites); familiarity with western flora; 
working knowledge of MS Excel for data entry; valid drivers license and 
experience driving 4wd vehicles. Training workshop for all survey 
protocols will be provided, but prior bird identification skills a must. 
Applicants must be in good physical condition, as long hours in field 
will be required in sometimes difficult terrain. Ability to work 
independently and in remote locations is a must.  Compensation: up to 
$2200/month (depending on experience).  To apply, please submit your 
resume and at least 3 references by email to (EM: ballard AT gbbo.org).

AVIAN BIOLOGIST  at Tetra Tech Inc.  Location: Iowa or Illinois. 
Duration: Open.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: multiple. 
Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Tetra Tech Inc., an 
environmental and engineering private consulting firm, is currently 
accepting resumes of qualified avian biologists to conduct avian 
migration surveys, breeding bird surveys, raptor surveys and assist 
senior biologists with other endangered species field surveys. 
Applicants are required to have previous experience with conducting 
avian surveys (academic or otherwise) and ability to identify all common 
avian species in the Midwest and Great Plains. Work begins March 2016 
and continues until February 2017; part time or full time commitments 
will be considered, a minimum of three months of commitment is desired. 
Project sites are located in northern Iowa and central Illinois; 
vehicle, travel, per Diem, housing and competitive hourly compensation 
are included in addition to the opportunity to gain valuable experience 
and work alongside senior avian biologists. Qualifications: avian 
identification avian survey experience  Compensation: $20-25/hour.  To 
Apply: Please send contact information and resume to ALI RODRIAN (EM: 
Ali.Rodrian AT tetratech.com).

CENTER DIRECTOR, AUDUBON CENTER AT RIVERLANDS.  Location: St. Louis, 
MO.  Organization: National Audubon Society.  The Center Director for 
the Audubon Center at Riverlands, will have four core functions:  manage 
all center operations; serve as the lead spokesperson and community 
outreach ambassador on behalf of the Center and Audubon; lead 
fundraising for the Center’s programs, facilities and operations; and 
participate as an active and productive member of Audubon’s Mississippi 
Flyway management team, reporting to the Vice President, Audubon 
Minnesota.  The Center Director, therefore, plays an important role in 
carrying out the mission of Audubon in Missouri on behalf of the 
National Audubon Society, collaborating with the key partners – the US 
Army Corps of Engineers, as well as local chapters, members, volunteers, 
and other partners, in concert with flyway and national leaders. The 
Riverlands Center director will collaborate with the sister Wildcat 
Glades Audubon Center in Joplin, Missouri. The programs to be developed 
and managed in conjunction with relevant stakeholders will include 
elements of all Audubon’s core approaches to conservation – education, 
science, public policy, and direct habitat management. Essential 
Functions:  Leadership and Staff Management:   **Provide dynamic, 
collaborative leadership for the Riverlands Center’s mission, strategy, 
core program areas, and operating departments consistent with National 
Audubon’s strategic plan. **Oversee all operational aspects of the 
Center facilities (in collaboration with the USACE), budgets, and 
programs; hire and effectively manage staff. **Maintain an excellent 
working relationship with the Riverlands Center Advisory Board, building 
board capacity and engagement. **With staff, help grow an active 
volunteer and intern program and adhere to National Audubon Society 
guidelines. **Involve staff, the Advisory Board, and key partners in 
developing measurable goals and action plans, as well as a process for 
monitoring and assessing progress. **Preserve and cultivate a culture of 
mutual respect, individual initiative, collegiality, and diversity; 
collaborate with staff to identify and implement best practices and 
evaluate outcomes, where applicable.  Fundraising and Budget: **Work 
with the development and finance staff, in concert with the Riverlands 
Center Advisory Board, to develop and deliver required budgeting and 
financial reporting. **Create and implement a financially sustainable 
development plan for the Center that cultivates and maintains 
relationships with current donors while identifying and expanding new 
funding sources. **Enhance sources of earned income, in accordance with 
partner agreements. **Seek new revenue opportunities, write grants, 
ensure grant reporting and compliance; assist with and staff special 
fundraising events at the Center.  Marketing and Community Outreach:   
**Work with Audubon staff, center board and constituents to develop and 
implement a marketing and promotions plan for the Audubon Center at 
Riverlands and its programs. **Develop and deliver effective oral and 
written presentations and serve as Riverlands Center spokesperson with 
the media. **Develop and enhance relationships with local environmental 
and other community leaders, organizations, and stakeholders. 
**Effectively and enthusiastically communicate the case for support of 
the Center’s program at community and fundraising events. Program 
Development and Implementation:   **Oversee the development and 
implementation of programs in St. Louis that reflect and contribute to 
the overall NAS strategy, and Mississippi Flyway Initiatives, most 
specifically those relating to conservation of the Mississippi River 
watershed, our changing climate and the birds and habitats dependent on 
it, and including fulfilling the ambition of making St. Louis a model 
bird-friendly community. **Work closely with Audubon’s science staff to 
expand the Audubon Center at Riverlands’ conservation agenda, especially 
those in collaboration with USACE and US Fish and Wildlife Service 
partners, as well as other Audubon Mississippi Flyway staff and 
volunteers. **Manage and promote the RiverVision Leadership Project and 
other on-site educational and outreach programs that contribute to the 
mission of the National Audubon Society. **Evaluate the effectiveness of 
the Center’s programs and share with the Advisory Board, partners and 
NAS leaders as needed.  Land and Facilities Management:   **With staff 
and in accordance with partner agreements, oversee and/or participate in 
collaborative projects that enhance habitat for birds and other wildlife 
on surrounding lands and across the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. 
**With staff and in collaboration with the USACE, maintain and enhance 
amenities within and around the Center building to maximize program 
delivery and visitor experiences. Qualifications and Experience:   
**Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Education, Non-profit Management, 
Environmental Studies, or related field required; Master’s degree 
preferred. **Five years progressive leadership experience in 
multi-function nature centers, science museums, research centers, or 
field studies programs, to include staff, budget, and program 
management. **Demonstrated success in fundraising and working with 
diverse funding sources. **Demonstrated ability to partner with key 
stakeholders, such as boards, donors, government leaders, and other 
staff. **Interest and knowledge of environmental issues and the natural 
world. **Knowledge of the public education system and the relationship 
of formal and informal education. **Ability to think strategically and 
creatively, while managing multiple tasks, meeting deadlines and 
operating in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. **Project management 
experience, including managing budgets, database management and 
analytics, grants, contracts and completing reports. **Current working 
knowledge of social media and its place within advocacy or non-profit 
arenas. Online community management and network building experience a 
plus. **Strong organizational and relationship building skills, 
excellent attention to detail. **Excellent interpersonal, written and 
communication skills, and ability to work as part of a team. **Proven 
ability to inspire staff and volunteer leaders to build and rally 
support for a common conservation vision. **Self-motivated and willing 
to work in a flexible, non-structured environment.   **Willing to work 
evenings and weekends as the job demands. **Must be available for 
overnight travel and have valid Driver’s License.

CENTER DIRECTOR, GRANGE INSURANCE AUDUBON CENTER.  Location: Columbus, 
OH.  Organization: National Audubon Society.  Reporting to the Vice 
President, Gulf Coast and Mississippi Flyway, with oversight by the GIAC 
Stewardship Board, the Center Director at Grange Insurance Audubon 
Center (GIAC) of Columbus, Ohio, will have four core functions:  manage 
all GIAC operations; serve as the lead spokesperson and community 
outreach ambassador on behalf of the Center and Audubon; lead 
fundraising for the Center’s programs, facilities and operations; and 
participate as an active and productive member of Audubon’s Mississippi 
Flyway senior management team as convened by the flyway Vice President.  
The Center Director, therefore, plays an important role in carrying out 
the mission of Audubon in Ohio on behalf of the National Audubon 
Society, collaborating with the key partners – the Columbus & Franklin 
County Metro Parks, the City of Columbus, and the Columbus Audubon 
Chapter – as well as members, volunteers, and other partners, in concert 
with flyway and national leaders. The programs to be developed and 
managed in conjunction with relevant stakeholders will include elements 
of all Audubon’s core approaches to conservation – education, science, 
public policy, and direct habitat management. Essential Functions:  
Leadership and Staff Management:   **Provide dynamic, collaborative 
leadership for the Center’s mission, strategy, core program areas, and 
operating departments consistent with National Audubon’s strategic plan. 
**Oversee all operational aspects of the Center facilities, budgets, and 
programs; hire and effectively manage staff. **Maintain an excellent 
working relationship with the Center Stewardship Board, while also 
building Board capacity and engagement. **With staff, help grow an 
active volunteer and intern program and adhere to National Audubon 
Society guidelines. **Involve staff, the Stewardship Board, and key 
partners in developing measurable goals and action plans, as well as a 
process for monitoring and assessing progress. **Preserve and cultivate 
a culture of mutual respect, individual initiative, collegiality, and 
diversity; collaborate with staff to identify and implement best 
practices and evaluate outcomes, where applicable. Fundraising and 
Budget:   **Work with the development and finance staff, in concert with 
the GIAC Stewardship Board, to develop and deliver required budgeting 
and financial reporting. **Create and implement a financially 
sustainable development plan for the Center that cultivates and 
maintains relationships with current donors while identifying and 
expanding new funding sources. **Enhance existing sources of earned 
income, including program revenue, camp and school program tuition, 
sales, rental income, admissions, etc. **Seek new revenue opportunities, 
write grants, ensure grant reporting and compliance; assist with and 
staff special fundraising events at the Center.  Marketing and Community 
Outreach:  **Work with Audubon staff, GIAC Stewardship Board and 
constituents to develop and implement a marketing and promotions plan 
for the Grange Insurance Audubon Center and its programs. **Develop and 
deliver effective oral and written presentations and serve as GIAC’s 
spokesperson with the media. **Develop and enhance relationships with 
local environmental and other community leaders, organizations, and 
stakeholders. **Effectively and enthusiastically communicate the case 
for support of the Center’s program at community and fundraising 
events.  Program Development and Implementation: **Oversee the 
development and implementation of programs in Columbus that reflect and 
contribute to the overall NAS strategy, and Mississippi Flyway 
Initiatives, most specifically those relating to conservation of the 
Mississippi River watershed, the Great Lakes, our changing climate and 
the birds and habitats dependent on it, and including fulfilling the 
ambition of making Columbus a model bird-friendly community. **Work 
closely with Audubon’s science staff to expand Grange Insurance Audubon 
Center’s conservation activities. **Manage and promote the Conservation 
Classroom program and other on-site educational and outreach programs 
that contribute to the mission of the National Audubon Society. 
**Evaluate the effectiveness of GIAC’s Programs and provide regular 
updates and reports to the GIAC Stewardship Board as needed.  Land and 
Facilities Management:  **With staff and in accordance with partner 
agreements, oversee habitat management projects that enhance habitat for 
birds and other wildlife on Audubon and partner properties. **With staff 
and in accordance with partner agreements, monitor and maintain trails 
and facilities, anticipating and remedying deterioration, and possible 
safety problems to provide for visitor needs. **Maintain the integrity 
of the green construction and LEED certification of the Center.  
Qualifications and Experience: **Bachelor’s degree in Biology, 
Education, Non-profit Management, Environmental Studies, or related 
field required; Master’s degree preferred. **Five years progressive 
leadership experience in multi-function nature centers, science museums, 
research centers, or field studies programs, to include staff, budget, 
and program management. **Demonstrated success in fundraising and 
working with diverse funding sources. **Demonstrated ability to partner 
with key stakeholders, such as boards, donors, government leaders, and 
other staff. **Interest and knowledge of environmental issues and the 
natural world. **Knowledge of the public education system and the 
relationship of formal and informal education. **Ability to think 
strategically and creatively, while managing multiple tasks, meeting 
deadlines and operating in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. **Project 
management experience, including managing budgets, database management 
and analytics, grants, contracts and completing reports. **Current 
working knowledge of social media and its place within advocacy or 
non-profit arenas. Online community management and network building 
experience a plus. **Strong organizational and relationship building 
skills, excellent attention to detail. **Excellent interpersonal, 
written and communication skills, and ability to work as part of a team. 
**Proven ability to inspire staff and volunteer leaders to build and 
rally support for a common conservation vision. **Self-motivated and 
willing to work in a flexible, non-structured environment.   **Willing 
to work evenings and weekends as the job demands. **Must be available 
for overnight travel and have valid Driver’s License.  To apply, please 
visit: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2660/center-director%2c-grange-insurance-audubon-center/job?mode=view 


VICE PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AUDUBON MINNESOTA  Location: St. 
Paul, MN.  Organization: National Audubon Society.  To apply, please 
visit: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2669/vice-president-and-executive-director%2c-audubon-minnesota/job?mode=view 

Audubon seeks an Executive Director to build on Audubon Minnesota’s rich 
history and expand its contributions to conservation in Minnesota and 
the Mississippi Flyway, with an emphasis on Minnesota, Iowa, and 
Missouri, leading the organization to its next level of programmatic and 
financial success. This is a high-profile, pivotal opportunity for a 
dynamic conservation professional to be an environmental entrepreneur in 
representing Audubon’s mission. Audubon Minnesota plays a vital role 
coordinating and delivering conservation programming in Minnesota, Iowa 
and Missouri. With an annual combined budget of more than $2 million and 
a staff of 16 throughout the region, Audubon Minnesota uses statewide 
and region-wide initiatives, educational programming, 33 affiliated 
local Audubon Chapters, and more than 20,000 grassroots members to 
protect birds and their habitats.     The successful candidate will have 
the passion and leadership skills necessary to articulate, develop, and 
implement Audubon’s conservation goals and strategies in the state and 
region. S/he will work closely with the Audubon Minnesota Board, the 
staff and volunteer leaders in Minnesota and Missouri, and the Vice 
President of the Mississippi Flyway to continue to develop conservation 
programs in tandem with strategic flyway and national priorities. The 
Executive Director will hold the title of Vice President within the 
national organization and will report to the VP Gulf and Mississippi 
Flyway.     Essential Functions:     Strategy Development and 
Organizational Leadership **Develop and lead the implementation of a 
five-year strategic plan for Audubon Minnesota to grow the 
organization’s capacity across the state and region to achieve 
conservation of priority birds and their habitats. **Focus resources on 
the most critical, top priority projects: 1) protecting wetlands, lakes 
and rivers, especially the Mississippi River and its habitats; 2) 
creating bird-friendly communities through the reduction of threats to 
birds from buildings and enhancing urban and suburban habitats; 3) 
stewarding bird species of concern through monitoring, planning, and 
conservation action on Important Bird Areas; and, 3) supporting a clean 
energy future to reduce impacts to people and birds of climate change. 
**Provide leadership, management, and mentoring to a team of dedicated 
professionals in the areas of science, policy, and education/outreach to 
attain the goals set out by the new strategic plan as they relate to 
Minnesota. **Manage the day-to-day operations of the state office and 
oversee the operations of two Audubon centers in Missouri, including 
setting financial and programmatic goals, analyzing results, and taking 
corrective actions, in close collaboration with senior staff.     
Fundraising and External Relations  **Represent and raise the profile 
and visibility of Audubon externally to funders, partners, policymakers, 
and the public. **Lead Audubon Minnesota’s fundraising, working closely 
with Audubon Minnesota’s development manager, the VP Mississippi Flyway, 
and the Chief Development Officer of the National Audubon Society. 
Cultivate and solicit major donors and foundations for Audubon Minnesota 
and Mississippi Flyway initiatives of which Audubon Minnesota is a part. 
Significantly increase contributions from diverse stakeholders. **Work 
closely with the Audubon Minnesota’s board and chapters to support the 
efforts of Audubon Minnesota in growing a strong statewide organization 
through fundraising, program development, and conservation advocacy. 
**Further engage Minnesota’s extensive and diverse population in Audubon 
programs through strategic outreach efforts. **Work with government 
departments and non-governmental organizations to promote bird science 
and habitat conservation. **Provide strategic leadership for 
collaborative efforts with the chapters in Minnesota, Iowa, and 
Missouri. **Oversee the management of the Audubon Center at Riverlands 
near St. Louis, Missouri, and Wildcat Glades Audubon Center in Joplin, 
Missouri; support the center directors’ strategic program planning and 
fundraising efforts and assist flyway level conservation 
collaborations.  Qualifications and Experience:  **Bachelor’s degree in 
nonprofit management, business, conservation or related field required; 
advanced degree strongly preferred. **7-10 years’ progressive 
professional experience, to include 3-5 years at a senior management 
level with comparable staff and budget responsibilities. **Strong 
leadership skills, with an entrepreneurial spirit and strong business 
and management skills; demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate 
staff, volunteers, donors, and potential partners a must. **Demonstrated 
success in fundraising, in particular extensive experience with major 
donors, foundations, corporations, and government funders. **Seasoned 
organizational leader with an array of experience in public policy 
development and advocacy, campaigns, lobbying, and/or involvement in the 
state legislature and in working with members of Congress. **Outstanding 
interpersonal skills, judgment, and a demonstrated ability to 
collaborate and build coalitions with a wide range of individuals and 
organizations at the local, regional, and national levels. 
**Demonstrated experience overseeing complex or multiple projects 
through to success, including meeting financial goals, project 
deadlines, and coordinating the work of key staff and partners. 
**Excellent and persuasive communication skills, both written and 
verbal, including substantial public speaking experience, and the 
ability to effectively represent Audubon Minnesota to its members, state 
and federal elected officials, donors, and chapter leaders, as well as 
in traditional and social media.  **Knowledge and appreciation of, as 
well as connection to Minnesota and the Upper Midwest and its 
environment, conservation and political history, and the role of science 
in developing conservation strategies. **Willingness and ability to 
travel routinely throughout the state, region and nationally, as 
required. **A strong commitment to the mission, values, and programs of 
Audubon Minnesota and the National Audubon Society.

WILDLIFE CENTER MANAGER, LA  at International Bird Rescue.  Website: 

http://www.bird-rescue.org/get-involved/employment/job-opening-wildlife-center-manager-la.aspx 

Location: San Pedro, CA.  Duration: Open (Full time with benefits). Job 
Type: Permanent.  Job Description: The Organization International Bird 
Rescue is 45-year-old not-for-profit organization dedicated to 
mitigating the human impact on aquatic birds and other wildlife. Our 
core work is the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured, and oiled 
aquatic birds, supported by state-of-the-art animal care and research 
facilities and a corps of impassioned volunteers. We're engaged with 
emergency planning and response, wildlife rehabilitation, education and 
research. We manage two year-round aquatic bird rehab centers in 
California (near LA and SF), while our response team manages large-scale 
oiled wildlife events worldwide. Description Reports to the Operations 
Manager (OM). The Center Manager, is a key staff member for our Southern 
California wildlife center and a partner to our senior leadership team. 
Energy and skillful management will be critical to the day-to-day 
operations of one of the State of California's Oiled Wildlife Care and 
Education Centers as well as Bird Rescue's rehabilitation program in 
this location. Delivers rehabilitation services in accordance with Bird 
Rescue standards, goals and objectives. Doing this job well will make 
you proud to be living your values out loud! Responsibilities -Staffing 
and volunteer coordination: --Responsible for the management of all 
center staff, including rehab technicians, facilities support, and 
clinic volunteers, providing guidance, monitoring performance, and 
building team spirit. --Work with other Center Manager to ensure the 
effective management and development of Bird Rescue's internship program 
in both program locations, sharing resources equally and fairly. 
-Program development, Budgeting, record-keeping: --Oversee day-to-day 
operations of the Los Angeles rehabilitation program, monitoring 
budgets, and ensuring that objectives are met in an effective manner 
consistent with the organization's mission and policies. --Collaborate 
regularly with SF Bay Center Manager to uphold Bird Rescue's vision of 
"One Program, Two Centers". Compare treatments, share information, 
supplies, etc., and assist each other as needed. -Response Readiness: 
--Ensure the organization meets all contractual obligations for the 
management, maintenance and response readiness as set by the State of 
California and the Oiled Wildlife Care Network. --Ensure response and 
rehabilitation standards and practices are adhered to, maintaining a 
connection with the day-to-day rehabilitation activities to ensure 
effective oversight of rehabilitation technicians. -Community relations: 
--Develop good community relationships and strategic partnerships and 
serve as face of the facility to the public and/or media, clearly 
articulating Bird Rescue's mission, programs and impact. --Interface 
with Communications and Development to provide animal stories and 
projects/equipment, which could be the focus of future fundraising. 
Support regional fundraising, outreach and PR activities. 
Qualifications: -4+ years of rehabilitation management experience, 
preferably with avian species, and oiled wildlife response. -Excellent 
leadership, management and organization, as well as oral and written 
communication skills. -Ability to solve problems, manage multiple tasks 
simultaneously and set priorities, delegate, and meet deadlines. 
-Demonstrated experience and aptitude for working with diverse 
volunteers. -Demonstrated growth and success in previous positions.  
Compensation: -Base salary + benefits package (medical/dental/vision 
insurance, PTO, great work environment) -Knowing your work improves the 
world for generations to come…. priceless! -Please note that while our 
salaries are in line with other small not-for-profits, we cannot compete 
with for-profit salaries.  To Apply: Local candidates are encouraged to 
apply. To apply, submit resume and cover letter to (EM: jobs AT 
bird-rescue.org).

ROSEATE & COMMON TERN INTERN - RE-OPENED!!  at Stewart B. McKinney 
National Wildlife Refuge.  Website: 
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/stewart_b_mckinney/  Location: Falkner Island 
- Guilford, CT.  Duration: May 23rd - August 19th, 2016.  Job Type: 
Intern.  Application Deadline: 18 Mar 2016.   Job Description: Duties 
include but are not limited to: monitoring productivity of roseate and 
common tern, banding tern chicks, finding nests in rocky areas, 
re-sighting fledglings and adults from field blinds, keeping accurate, 
organized, and detailed data/field notes, doing light maintenance, 
participating in non-lethal predator management, operating/maintaining 
small watercraft and associated vehicles, and educating the public. 
Responsibilities may vary due to the strengths of individuals. Details: 
Internships will begin on May 23rd and continue until the middle of 
August. The position involves working long hours, nights, weekends, and 
holidays. Schedules will be around 40 hours per week, but will vary 
frequently in the length of day and start time. Days off may not be 
consecutive. Staff will live in the research station on the island with 
other refuge staff for most of the field season. There is no heat or 
running water in the station, but there is solar electricity. Interns 
will have free dormitory style housing at Refuge headquarters in 
Westbrook, CT on their days off. Training will be provided including the 
DOI’s Motorboat Operator Certification Course.  Qualifications: Previous 
bird banding experience is necessary. Applicants must have the ability 
to perform the physical duties of the position including being able to 
walk on uneven, rocky embankments with field equipment in all kinds of 
weather and work in areas with poison ivy. Applicants must be able to 
work with minimal supervision, be very independent, easy-going, be able 
to work with the public of all ages in a professional manner, and 
possess a valid U.S. driver’s license. Intern will need to drive 
personal vehicle to and from dock. Additional experience with beach 
nesting birds, field work in a field camp setting, data collection, bird 
identification, waterfowl hunting, and an academic background in 
wildlife biology, zoology, environmental science or a related field are 
preferred. Compensation: A small living allowance of $190.00/week will 
be provided.  To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for at least 3 references (must include email and phone 
number) by March 18, 2016 via email to (EM: Kristina_Vagos AT fws.gov). 
Please do not send applications by mail.

BIOLOGICAL FIELD TECHNICIAN  at WEST, Inc.  Website: 
http://www.west-inc.com/  Location: Various Locations, Iowa. Duration: 9 
months.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: Several. Application 
Deadline: 5 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Fatality monitoring will be 
conducted to assess impact of operational wind energy facilities on 
wildlife. Duties include following standard protocols, data collection 
using detailed paper datasheets, data management, data entry, and long 
hours of walking, sometimes in inclement conditions. Technician will 
work independently and/or in teams and must be able to communicate and 
coordinate effectively with site management, WEST Crew Leaders and Field 
Supervisors, including following protocol, adhering to schedules, and 
providing routine summaries of survey efforts. Job duties require use of 
compass, global positioning system devices, binoculars, range finders, 
and digital cameras as well as the ability to maintain equipment. 
Training will be provided for all survey efforts and job related 
activities. Technicians will be required to follow all safety protocols 
for WEST and the wind energy facilities. Technicians will be expected to 
use good judgment to stay safe and work efficiently. Vehicles will be 
provided for work completion or mileage reimbursed. GPS units, compass, 
camera, and range finder (if necessary) will be provided by WEST, 
however, technician must be equipped with and provide own suitable 
safety toed footwear, clothing, and binoculars.  Qualifications: 
Enthusiastic workers without a degree are encouraged to apply. Ability 
to follow protocol is essential, and macro-photography experience 
preferred. Good bird identification skills for species in the region, 
ability to identify bats in the region, and use of guides and keys for 
identification are preferred but not required. Applicants must be in 
good physical shape, as surveys will be conducted in locations where 
temperatures and conditions can be extreme. Job requires the person 
filling this position to be able to appear for work on time; walk for 
long periods of time; follow instructions from manager and team leader; 
interact effectively with coworkers and clients; maintain a positive 
attitude; and to accept guidance and constructive criticism. Precise and 
thorough data collection is essential. Valid driver’s license is 
required upon submittal of resume. Investigation into driving record 
will be conducted upon hire. Driving record must meet standards set to 
operate motor vehicle on behalf of WEST, Inc. Background check will be 
conducted on final candidates. A pre-employment drug test will be 
required, and candidates must be able to pass drug screening criteria.  
Compensation: $13.50 per hour or more depending on education and 
experience.  To Apply: For detailed information and to apply, go to 

http://westinc.catsone.com/careers/index.php?m=portal&a=details&jobOrderID=6919695 



EDUCATION ASSISTANT  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.  Website: 
http://www.birdconservancy.org/  Location: Scottsbluff, NE. Duration: 8 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 3 Mar 2016.  Job 
Description: Bird Conservancy of the Rockies has partnered with Nebraska 
Game and Parks to form a unique partnership known as the Nebraska 
Prairie Partners. We are looking for a dynamic individual to carry out 
the following duties: -Assisting with implementation of educational 
programs including classroom presentations for all ages, field trips, 
and outreach activities at Bird Conservancy/NGPC bird-banding stations 
in Gering and Chadron, Panhandle Eco-Extravaganza about Prairies (PEEP), 
Family Nature Nights, After School Nature Clubs, Bioblitz, and partner 
events. -Dissemination of Bird Conservancy/NGPC’s conservation messages. 
-Help with coordination/recruitment of volunteers. -Assisting with 
development/expansion of educational programs and materials. -Assisting 
with development of reports for various projects and grants. -Assisting 
with general Nebraska Prairie Partners operations.  Qualifications: The 
successful candidate will have: -Undergraduate degree in environmental 
education or environmental studies, with an emphasis in education, 
environmental science, ornithology, wildlife/ecosystem conservation, or 
related fields. Preference will be given to an applicant with previous 
environmental education experience. A background in shortgrass prairie 
wildlife ecology and birds preferred. -Public speaking skills and the 
ability to work with the public of all ages. -Excellent written and 
verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate through 
multiple media (print, TV, radio, Internet, public events, etc.) 
-Experience and demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Excel, 
Microsoft Word, Adobe, and Microsoft Publisher software programs. -The 
ability to multi-task and prioritize. -The ability to carry out duties 
and directives under limited supervision. -A valid U.S. driver’s license 
and personal transportation. Must be willing to travel to program sites 
in western Nebraska. NGPC vehicle provided but some use of personal 
vehicle may be required. -Ability to lift 40 lbs, stand and walk for 
extended periods of time. -Ability to communicate (speak, read, write) 
in Spanish a plus (but not required).  Compensation: $600-700/wk based 
on experience.  To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 
professional references in a single document to: (EM: alexandra.mayes AT 
birdconservancy.org).


Subject: Birdjobs -- February 14, 2016
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2016 00:01:37 -0500
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BANDING INTERN  at Manomet Bird Observatory.  Website: 
http://www.manomet.org  Location: Plymouth, MA.  Duration: 2 months.  
Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 29 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: MANOMET BIRD OBSERVATORY SEEKS SPRING 2016 
SEASONAL BANDING INTERNS (14 Apr - 16 Jun). The Manomet Bird Observatory 
at Manomet, Box 1770, Manomet MA 02345-1770 invites resumes by e-mail or 
mail (EM: edalton AT manomet.org) with phone numbers of two references. 
Band 5 days per week. Some banding experience needed, but an almost 
fanatical desire to learn good and safe banding techniques and some 
knowledge of eastern birds is more important. Enthusiasm for long hours 
essential. Live free on 40 acres on Cape Cod Bay, town nearby (walking), 
most facilities available. Will help two experienced banders and 
volunteers to run 50 nets dawn to dusk.  Qualifications: Some banding 
experience needed, but an almost fanatical desire to learn good and safe 
banding techniques and some knowledge of eastern birds is more 
important. Enthusiasm for long hours essential. ****Massachusetts 
requires proof of medical insurance for the duration of employment.****  
Compensation: Stipend of $100 per week for food and free organic 
vegetables later in the season.  To Apply: The Manomet Bird Observatory 
at Manomet, Box 1770, Manomet MA 02345-1770 invites resumes by e-mail or 
mail (EM: edalton AT manomet.org) with phone numbers of two references.

PASSERINE BANDER  at Massachusetts Audubon Society.  Website: 
monomoybirds.org  Location: Cape Cod, MA.  Duration: April 14-May 31.  
Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 1-2. Application Deadline: 1 
Mar 2016.  Job Description: The Massachusetts Audubon Society is a 
non-profit conservation and research organization conducting a broad 
range of studies across the state and beyond. We are looking for (1-2) 
experienced banders to help conduct spring migration banding operations 
at Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary on wildlife rich Cape 
Cod. Banders will assist in all aspects of running a constant effort 
banding station. Working each day from dawn until ~1200. Public and 
educational demonstrations are a key part of our project; we will 
encounter visitors in organized groups led by naturalists and individual 
walking the trails in this open property throughout the season. This is 
an excellent opportunity to develop additional skills handling North 
American songbirds, while gaining experience working with the public  
Qualifications: Each qualified candidate is expected to have a strong 
interest in avian biology and experience with identification, ageing, 
sexing, banding, and mist-netting of eastern North American passerines 
is a requirement. Possession of a subpermit issued by the federal bird 
banding lab is a preferred, but not strictly required.  Compensation: 
$10 per hour, 40 hours per week, modern housing is provided on-site at 
the cost of 35$ per week  To Apply: Send a cover letter highlighting 
banding experience, resume and three references to (EM: james.junda AT 
gmail.com).

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT - RED AND GREEN MACAW REWILDING INITIATIVE IN 
ARGENTINA  at The Conservation Land Trust.  Website: 
http://proyectoibera.org/  Location: Corrientes, Argentina. Duration: 
Open.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Job Description: We seek volunteer field 
assistants from mid-April to December 2016 for a rewilding project of 
the Red and Green Macaw (Ara chloropterus) in the savanna of Iberá, 
Corrientes, Argentina. Volunteer’s activities involve helping with the 
daily routines of the field site, which include: introducing the captive 
macaws to a native diet, monitoring their feeding behavior and diet, 
promoting flight through training, collecting their native food, 
maintaining their enclosure and surveying food availability in nearby 
forests. Volunteer field assistants will also be involved in the release 
and post release processes which will include VHF monitoring.  
Qualifications: Applicants must be responsible, self-disciplined, 
hardworking, self-motivated, tolerant of tropical weather and biting 
insects (mosquitoes, ticks, flies), willing to work in a group and able 
to tolerate rustic isolated living conditions. A sense of humor is 
vital. Applicants will share a room in a small cabin at the field site, 
located at 40 km from the city of Ituzaingó. Radio-telemetry experience 
is a big plus but not required. Applicants with horse-riding experience 
and Spanish language skills are preferred but these are not required 
either. A minimum stay of two (2) months is required, but longer stays 
are preferable. Volunteers field assistants must be a minimum of 18 
years old. We provide the necessary equipment for the fieldwork 
activities, as well as food and lodging. Applicants must arrange their 
own transportation to Corrientes or Ituzaingó, Corrientes province, 
Argentina.  To Apply: Send cover letter and resume with contact of two 
references to NOELIA VOLPE (EM: noelia.volpe AT fulbrightmail.org ). In 
the cover letter indicate why you are interest to participate with us 
and your available dates. Individuals interested in applying to this 
position are strongly advised to check the cost of flights from their 
native country to Argentina prior to applying to the position. Feel free 
to email for further information.

SUMMER FIELD JOBS YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO  at Southern Sierra Research 
Station.  Website: http://www.southernsierraresearch.org  Location: 
Lower Colorado River AZ, CA.  Duration: 2.5-3 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 9. Application Deadline: 30 Mar 2016. Job 
Description: Join us for an exciting summer on a long-term research 
project with the recently listed Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo, one of 
the most interesting and challenging birds in the Southwest. We are 
seeking 2 field supervisors and 7 surveyors/field assistants to conduct 
population monitoring of Yellow-billed Cuckoos on the lower Colorado 
River in AZ and CA. The supervisors and most assistants must be 
available from June 1 until August 15-30. Those unable to work the 
entire period should still apply, as some positions are flexible. 
Primary duties: conducting Yellow-billed Cuckoo call-playback surveys, 
re-sighting color-banded cuckoos, assisting with target-netting, and 
data entry.  Qualifications: Required: Applicants must be enthusiastic 
and physically fit, have a solid work ethic, strong interpersonal 
skills, and excellent hearing and color vision. Previous avian field 
work (1 season) and the ability to use maps, compass, and GPS are 
required. Meticulous data collection and data entry skills are expected. 
Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, a personal cell phone, 
and current First Aid/CPR Certification or complete a free course online 
before the first day of work. Surveyors/assistants desired skills: 
conducting bird surveys, working with secretive birds, resighting 
color-bands, willing and able to carry heavy equipment. Supervisors must 
also have skills and experience in data management (MS Excel/Access) and 
crew management. Additionally, one supervisor or assistant requires 
extensive avian mist-netting, banding and processing experience, 350+ 
birds preferred. Work Conditions: Shared field housing is based in 
Blythe CA, and per diem/hotels are provided for occasional overnight 
trips to other field locations. The position involves hiking off-trail 
through restored riparian forest, while carrying moderately heavy packs. 
You must be able to tolerate adverse conditions including high 
temperatures and humidity and dense vegetation. You may encounter wild 
animals, venomous snakes, and biting insects including mosquitoes. All 
field work involves early morning rising (driving or hiking in the 
dark). Field work is done alone or in teams in remote areas. All field 
assistants will work 5 consecutive days followed by 2 days off. We work 
6-8 hours in the field daily in temperatures ranging from 80–110 F. Data 
is entered daily during and after returning from the field. Field 
housing and vehicles are provided. We cannot accommodate pets. All 
surveyors will receive USFWS-approved yellow-billed cuckoo survey 
training. Compensation: Starting salary: surveyors/field assistants 
$2,200 per month and up DOE. Supervisors/bander $2,500 and up DOE. 
Qualified couples are welcome to apply.   To Apply Email a cover letter 
stating your interest in which position(s), including dates of 
availability, and a resume including names, email and phone numbers of 3 
references to: Diane Tracy [EM: LCRjobs2016 (at) gmail.com] by March 30, 
2016. Applicants with extensive experience and interest in target 
netting/banding please provide details of numbers and species extracted, 
banded, and processed, all relevant banding training, and banding 
references. We will review applications as received and begin hiring as 
suitable applicants are found. Please combine documents into one file if 
possible (cover letter/resume/references), and include your name in the 
email subject and file name. We are unable to hire non-US citizens 
without a current Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Please make 
sure your references are current and able to comment on your 
field/banding capabilities. The Southern Sierra Research Station is an 
Equal Opportunity Employer.

SCIENCE DIRECTOR  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.  Website: 
http://www.birdconservancy.org  Location: Fort Collins, CO.  Job Type: 
Permanent.  Application Deadline: 19 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Bird 
Conservancy of the Rockies conserves birds and their habitats through an 
integrated approach of science, education and land stewardship. Our work 
radiates from the Rockies to the Great Plains, Mexico and beyond. Our 
mission is advanced through sound science, achieved through empowering 
people, realized through stewardship and sustained through partnerships. 
Together, we are improving native bird populations, the land and the 
lives of people. We are headquartered in Brighton, Colorado with a 
satellite office in Fort Collins and staff members working out of 
partner offices in Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and South Dakota. Bird 
Conservancy supports nearly 50 full-time team members as well as 50 
seasonal staff members. Our annual budget is $5 million (~$2 million for 
the Science Team) and we have doubled in size in the last five years. We 
collaborate with more than 200 federal, state, university, and other 
non-government partners and administer 150 active contracts. Position 
Summary: The Science Director is primarily responsible for leading a 
team of biologists, partner relationships and fiscal management. We are 
looking for someone who can demonstrate the ability and desire to serve 
in this capacity. The Science Director will maintain, create, manage, 
and expand Bird Conservancy’s science programs and partnerships. The 
Science Director will oversee the day-to-day activities and provide 
vision for the Science Team. Bird Conservancy manages one of the largest 
breeding bird monitoring programs in the nation - the Integrated 
Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) program. We also host 
the Rocky Mountain Avian Data Center (RMADC) and are leaders in the 
Avian Knowledge Network (AKN) a group of international data nodes that 
maintains, analyzes and delivers bird conservation information. The 
Science Director works closely with other Bird Conservancy teams 
(Stewardship, Education and International) to accomplish bird 
conservation throughout the annual cycle (breeding, migration and 
non-breeding). Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Leads Science 
Team through daily supervision and mentoring of staff, hiring staff and 
coordination of the work of the team including: o Ensures timely 
delivery of project deliverables o Develops and tracks budgets with the 
Science Program Administrator o Writes and reviews funding proposals o 
Writes and reviews reports and manuscripts for publication • 
Communicates with external partners to accomplish the mission of Bird 
Conservancy through local, regional and national bird conservation 
meetings • Serves on working groups and technical teams to advance bird 
conservation where appropriate or assigned • Stays current with 
innovative monitoring techniques and conservation science • Coordinates 
with other teams within Bird Conservancy to implement integrated bird 
conservation • Works with Administrative staff to ensure: accounting 
accuracy and systems are in place, adequate IT support is available to 
deliver program responsibilities, science activities are included in 
external communications and donor development and that internal 
communications are effective throughout the organization. • Serves as a 
member of the Bird Conservancy Leadership Team and provides input on the 
overall operation of the organization  Qualifications: Competency 
Requirements: The Science Director needs supervisory experience to 
manage a growing team working across a broad geographical range. This 
position requires an understanding of monitoring and research as related 
to bird conservation. Developing and maintaining partnerships within the 
bird conservation and natural resource community is imperative. The 
candidate must embody resourcefulness and personify team-oriented 
leadership skills. Additional requirements include: • Experience with 
avian research design, implementation, analysis, and report writing • 
Ability to manage budgets to ensure that projects are delivered on time 
and within budget • Ability to work in and build broad partnerships • 
Knowledge of grant funded programs and experience managing grant based 
research • Knowledge of avian natural history and ecology in the 
Rockies/Great Plains • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
with the ability to effectively communicate and interact with all levels 
of colleagues and partners in a positive, cooperative, and professional 
manner • Ability to remain positive, organized and professional under 
stressful situations and/or time-sensitive deadlines • 
Strategic-thinking with ability to foresee needs, opportunities, 
pitfalls and directions of new growth • Strong understanding of 
scientific principles and ability to evaluate credibility of research 
and monitoring techniques • Functional understanding of statistics 
including sampling design, Bayesian techniques, etc. • Knowledge of 
Citizen Science as means to engage others in our mission • An 
understanding of data management and user access as it relates to 
partners’ needs for dissemination of scientific knowledge, guiding 
conservation action and land management decisions Education/Experience: 
The candidate for the Science Director must have a combination of 10 
years of project management experience and advanced degrees in 
biological sciences, natural resources management or related 
disciplines. A Master’s degree and a minimum of 8 years project 
management experience or a PhD with a minimum of 4 years of experience 
preferred. The candidate should have demonstrated leadership, 
fundraising, and personnel supervision experience, and willingness to 
work as a team member for a growing non-profit organization.  
Compensation: Terms of Employment: The Science Director will report 
directly to the Bird Conservancy’s Deputy Director. Salary of 
$55,000-$70,000 depending on experience. This is a full-time regular, 
salaried position. Bird Conservancy offers generous paid time off 
(holidays, annual leave, and sick leave), a Simple IRA match, and 
health, dental, and vision insurance. The permanent office for this 
opportunity is in Fort Collins, CO. Travel is required. Bird Conservancy 
is an equal opportunity employer.  : How to apply: Send cover letter, 
resume and three (3) references in a single document by email to (EM: 
Kacie.Miller AT birdconservancy.org) by February 19, 2016.

BANDING PROGRAM MANAGER  at Golden Gate Raptor Observator  Website: 
http://www.parksconservancy.org/programs/ggro/  Location: San Francisco 
Bay Area, CA.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent. Application 
Deadline: 19 Feb 2016.  Job Description: The Golden Gate Raptor 
Observatory (GGRO), a long-term, community science program of the Golden 
Gate National Parks Conservancy, consists of 300 volunteers, five 
seasonal interns, and four paid staff studying the autumn flight of 
thousands of birds of prey over the Marin Headlands. Located across the 
Golden Gate from San Francisco, the Marin Headlands are part of the 
Golden Gate National Recreation Area (National Park Service) and include 
the most productive raptor migration lookout in the Pacific States. 
Position Overview: The GGRO Banding Program Manager will manage the 
GGRO’s autumn volunteer raptor banding program in the Marin Headlands 
plus related research functions. This includes extremely varied tasks 
requiring both office and field time, and coordination and management of 
a 100-person volunteer team. The position entails oversight of the 
GGRO’s raptor banding program, also management of the banding program’s 
lure animal facility, as well as coordination of other aspects of GGRO 
research such as laboratory studies. The Banding Coordinator mostly 
works in a small team setting with other staff and volunteer managers. 
GGRO staff work closely with an extensive NPS and Parks Conservancy 
staff. Some evening and weekend work will be required, especially in 
summer and fall. Key Duties and Responsibilities: Research and Data 
-Manages research on migratory raptors: banding, and other related 
studies -Oversees all banding equipment, vehicle, field sites, and 
maintenance -Manages all aspects of captive bird facility including 
cleaning, feeding, treatments, and work-days -Training and evaluation of 
volunteers, volunteer leaders, and interns -Organization of banding data 
entry, management, and reporting to permitters and agencies -Prepares 
and presents reports, articles and lectures for volunteer and public 
education forums -Coordinates with NPS and Conservancy biologists, 
rangers and professional colleagues -With GGRO research team, analyzes 
and prepares results for scientific presentations and publications 
-Supervises 100+ volunteer banders and seasonal research interns  
Qualifications: Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: -Scientific: 
Knowledge of bird biology; competent in research design and methods; 
familiarity with scientific literature related to birds, migration, and 
raptors. -Ornithology: Experience and passion for ornithological 
fieldwork. Commitment to conservation biology. Bird-banding, field 
identification, and handling experience. Raptor experience preferred. 
Bird husbandry experience preferred. -Mechanical/Carpentry: general 
background/skills with carpentry tools and mechanical problem-solving. 
-Communication: Excellent interpersonal skills; speaks clearly and 
effectively, is thoughtful, persuasive; writes clearly and 
informatively; varies writing style to meet needs. -Teamwork: 
Contributes to achieving group goals; supports everyone's efforts to 
succeed; balances team and individual responsibilities. -Judgement: 
Exhibits sound and accurate judgement; can clearly explain reasoning for 
decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process. 
Ability to be self-critical. -Personability: Shows skill and enthusiasm 
for working with all types of people and personalities. Strategic 
thinking: develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; 
understands organization's strengths and weaknesses; adapts strategy to 
changing conditions -Quality: demonstrates attention to detail, accuracy 
and thoroughness -Supervisory: Experience coordinating volunteers and 
supervising interns. -Competent in the use of Microsoft Office, 
especially including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint -Database 
management and statistical package experience. Stats analysis and GIS 
preferred. Physical Requirements and Work Environments: -Work is 
performed both in an office and outdoor settings -Work is primarily 
performed standing or walking -Fieldwork will include sitting on a stool 
for up to 8 hours -Work requires squatting and kneeling -Work frequently 
requires walking and lifting in varied terrain under a range of weather 
conditions -Frequently lifts, carries and positions objects weighing up 
to 50 pounds -Adequate vision to spot and identify raptors required 
-Must drive 4WD vehicles over rough dirt roads; drivers license required 
Education and Work experience: -BS in Ecology, Wildlife Biology, or 
related field required; MS or comparable research experience preferred 
-Work experience required: 5+ years, including some supervisor/ 
management experience -Conservation biology experience; familiarity with 
raptor biology & research field preferred Compensation will be 
commensurate with work experience, skills, and education background. 
This is a full time position that includes a generous benefits 
package.   To apply: Please use our online application to submit your 
resume, cover letter and contact info for three references: 

http://www.parksconservancy.org/about/jobs/?gnk=job&gni=8a7880ec5262b6b301527b1c83a5779e&gns=Other 

Or send hard copy to GGRO, Bldg 1064, Ft Cronkhite, Sausalito, CA 94965. 
No phone calls please. Address serious questions to (EM: afish AT 
parksconservancy.org). Applications will be reviewed Feb 15, 2016. The 
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Recruitment, placement, and promotions are conducted without regards to 
an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, 
physical handicap, veteran status, or sexual orientation, or any other 
classification protected by Federal, State, and local laws and ordinances.

HAWKWATCH PROGRAM MANAGER
  at Golden Gate Raptor Observatory.  Website: 
http://www.parksconservancy.org/programs/ggro/  Location: San Francisco 
Bay Area, CA.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent. Application 
Deadline: 19 Feb 2016.  Job Description: The Golden Gate Raptor 
Observatory (GGRO), a long-term, community science program of the Golden 
Gate National Parks Conservancy, consists of 300 volunteers, five 
seasonal interns, and four paid staff studying the autumn flight of 
thousands of birds of prey over the Marin Headlands. Located across the 
Golden Gate from San Francisco, the Marin Headlands are part of the 
Golden Gate National Recreation Area (National Park Service) and include 
the most productive raptor migration lookout in the Pacific States. 
Position Overview: The GGRO   Program Manager will manage the GGRO’s 
autumn volunteer raptor counting program in the Marin Headlands plus 
related research and outreach functions. This includes coordination and 
management of a 150-person volunteer counting team, co-management of a 
35-person telemetry team, plus training and oversight of interns and 
volunteers conducting outreach programs at the count site. The Manager 
will also coordinate outreach and educational activities for GGRO, as 
well as creating material for the GGRO newsletters and website. The   
Manager will work in a small team setting with other staff and volunteer 
managers. GGRO staff also work closely with an extensive NPS and Parks 
Conservancy staff. Some evening and weekend work will be required, 
especially in summer and fall. Key Duties and Responsibilities: Research 
and Data -Manages research on migratory raptors: counting, telemetry, 
and related studies -Oversees all program equipment, vehicle, field 
sites, and maintenance -Manages GGRO’s Museum/Teaching Collection, 
including hundreds of bird skins & artifacts -Training and evaluation of 
volunteers, volunteer leaders, and interns -Organization of   data 
entry, management, analysis, and reporting -Manages GGRO outreach 
including coordinating docents, tabling at bird fairs, enlisting 
speakers, classroom visits, volunteer recruitment -Prepares and presents 
reports, articles, blogs, and lectures, as well as social media and 
website material for volunteer and public education forums -Coordinates 
with NPS and Conservancy biologists, rangers and professional colleagues 
-With GGRO research team, analyzes data and prepares results for 
scientific presentations and publications -Supervises 150+ volunteer  
ers, telemetrists, and seasonal interns Qualifications: Required 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: -Scientific: Knowledge of bird 
biology; competent in research design and methods; familiarity with 
scientific literature related to birds, migration, and raptors. 
-Ornithology: Experience and passion for ornithological fieldwork. 
Commitment to conservation biology. Raptor field biology preferred. 
Birding/Field Identification: Strong background in, and passion for, 
birding. North American raptor experience valued. -Communication: 
Excellent interpersonal skills; speaks clearly and effectively, is 
thoughtful, persuasive; writes clearly and informatively; varies writing 
style to meet needs. -Teamwork: Contributes to achieving group goals; 
supports everyone's efforts to succeed; balances team and individual 
responsibilities. -Judgement: Exhibits sound and accurate judgement; can 
clearly explain reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in 
decision-making process. Ability to be self-critical. -Personability: 
Shows skill and enthusiasm for working with all types of people and 
personalities. -Strategic thinking: develops strategies to achieve 
organizational goals; understands organization's strengths and 
weaknesses; adapts strategy to changing conditions -Quality: 
demonstrates attention to detail, accuracy and thoroughness 
-Supervisory: Experience coordinating volunteers and supervising 
interns. -Competent in the use of Microsoft Office, especially including 
Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint -Database management and statistical 
package experience. Stats analysis and GIS preferred. Physical 
Requirements and Work Environments: -Work is performed both in an office 
and outdoor setting -Work is primarily performed standing or walking 
-Fieldwork often requires standing on an open hillside for 6 hours under 
a range of weather conditions -Fieldwork will include sitting on a stool 
for up to 8 hours -Work requires squatting and kneeling -Work frequently 
requires walking and lifting in varied terrain under a range of weather 
conditions -Frequently lifts, carries and positions objects weighing up 
to 50 pounds -Adequate vision to spot and identify raptors required 
-Must drive 4WD vehicles over rough dirt roads; drivers license required 
Education and Work experience: -BS in Ecology, Wildlife Biology, or 
related field required; MS or comparable research experience preferred 
-Work experience required: 5+ years, including some supervisory 
experience -Conservation biology experience; familiarity with raptor 
biology & research field preferred  Compensation will be commensurate 
with work experience, skills, and education background. This is a 
fulltime position with a generous benefits package.  To apply: Please 
use our online application to submit your resume, cover letter and 
contact info for three references: 

http://www.parksconservancy.org/about/jobs/?gnk=job&gni=8a7880ec5262b6b301527b2f9dcb0431&gns=Other 

Or send hard copy to GGRO, Bldg 1064, Ft Cronkhite, Sausalito, CA 94965. 
No phone calls please. Address serious questions to (EM: afish AT 
parksconservancy.org). Applications will be reviewed Feb 15, 2016. The 
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Recruitment, placement, and promotions are conducted without regards to 
an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, 
physical handicap, veteran status, or sexual orientation, or any other 
classification protected by Federal, State, and local laws and ordinances.

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS (SEVERAL)  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.  
Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org  Location: Great Plains from 
Texas to North Dakota.  Duration: 12 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number 
of Openings: 10+ Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2016. Job Description: Bird 
Conservancy of the Rockies (formerly Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory) is 
seeking experienced field biologists to conduct point counts across the 
Great Plains, from the Texas Panhandle and western New Mexico up to the 
Dakotas. This crew will be taking part in a new effort to expand our 
bird monitoring program into the Southern Great Plains. The crew will 
also cover our ongoing survey effort in the Northern Great Plains across 
Nebraska, the Black Hills of South Dakota, and southwestern North 
Dakota. For additional information about the program, please visit 
http://www.birdconse...imbcr-program/. The position will run from April 
18 through early July with the possibility for continued employment 
entering and proofing data. A later start date of May 10 may be 
available for a small number of positions. Surveys will be in a variety 
of habitats including short- and mixed-grass prairie, coniferous 
forests, sandhills and riparian systems with the opportunity to observe 
an impressive variety of species as you move across the expansive study 
area, including Upland Sandpiper, Painted Bunting, Prairie Falcon, 
Chestnut-collared Longspur, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Burrowing Owl, 
Mississippi Kite, Scaled Quail, Cassin’s Sparrow, Greater Roadrunner, 
and Mountain Plover. Technicians will attend a mandatory paid training 
prior to beginning field work. Upon successful completion of training, 
technicians will work independently conducting bird surveys. The 
standard work schedule will be 10 days on and 4 days off. Technicians 
must be able to identify all bird species found across the Great Plains 
by sight and sound upon completion of training. Applicants should expect 
to hike long distances off-trail in challenging conditions with 
occasionally steep and rugged terrain. Primitive camping, often without 
phone service or facilities will be required. Some overnight backcountry 
travel may be necessary. Completion of job duties may periodically 
require long days in the field.  Qualifications: Applicants should be 
enthusiastic, physically fit, enjoy travel, and be willing to work long 
hours in the field. Applicants must enjoy working independently with 
multiple days of solitude. A valid driver's license, proof of auto 
insurance, binoculars, camping gear, basic computer skills, a strong 
work ethic, and enthusiasm for conservation and conducting fieldwork are 
required. Desired qualifications include experience conducting point 
count surveys, the ability to identify western bird species by sight and 
sound, experience camping, long distance hiking, and navigating in the 
backcountry. Applicants with personal 4WD vehicles are encouraged to 
apply; however, the Bird Conservancy will rent vehicles for qualified 
applicants that do not possess 4WD vehicles if they are at least 21 
years of age.  Compensation: Salary range of $2200-2700 per month (DOE). 
Reimbursement for project-related driving and some recreational travel 
is provided as well as approximately $100 per week in camping and 
lodging reimbursement.  To Apply: Email a cover letter detailing your 
bird identification knowledge and dates of availability, a resume, and 
at least three references as a single document (PDF or Word) to both 
Brittany Woiderski (brittany.woiderski AT birdconservancy.org ) and Jeff 
Birek (jeff.birek AT birdconservancy.org). Positions will be filled as 
suitable applicants are found.

FIELD ASSISTANT  at Smithsonian National Zoological Park / Migratory 
Bird Center.  Website: 
https://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/birds/experience_migration.cfm 
Location: Washington, DC.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Temporary.  
Application Deadline: 26 Feb 2016.  Job Description: FIELD ASSISTANT 
needed 1 April through 1 July, 2016 to assist with the capture of 
migratory birds in urban/suburban areas of Washington DC. Birds captured 
will be part of an exciting new exhibit called “Experience Migration” 
which unites The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and the National Zoo 
in Washington, DC. This work requires an ability to capture, color-band, 
and measure birds unassisted in urban/suburban settings and parks  
Qualifications: Applicants MUST be able to place mist nets, capture, 
band, measure, body score, age, and sex focal bird species unassisted. 
In addition, strong applicants will have experience or interest in, 
welfare of birds within a captive setting. Assisting with data entry and 
process documentation required. Ability to work from early morning 
onward 6 days per week carrying out a wide variety of field tasks in 
humid conditions required. Applicants must have a valid US driver’s 
license and must own a vehicle.  Compensation: $1800/month. Shared 
housing will be provided.”  To Apply: Please send cover letter 
expressing your interest, CV, and the names and contact information of 
three references to SARA HALLAGER, National Zoological Park, (EM: 
hallagers AT si.edu) by February 26, 2016.

BIRD RESEARCH FIELD ASSISTANT (5)  at University of Missouri. Location: 
Ellington, MO.  Duration: 6 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 5. Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2016.  Job Description: The 
Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project (MOFEP) is seeking 5 field 
assistants to work on a study of the effects of forest management on 
Neotropical Migrant birds from May 23 through July 1. Running 
continuously since 1991, the MOFEP bird study is a joint project 
involving researchers at the Missouri Department of Conservation, John 
Faaborg at the University of Missouri and Paul Porneluzi at Central 
Methodist University. The bird study is one component of this 100 year 
ecological experiment. Though the position is short term, it provides an 
opportunity to gain field experience in the Ozark region. This region 
contains one of the largest blocks of contiguous forest in the central 
United States and has been recognized as a globally important bird area. 
Qualifications: Assistants should have experience identifying eastern 
North American forest birds by sight and sound and be able to conduct 
point counts over hilly terrain in the Missouri Ozark Mountains. 
Experience with nest searching and monitoring is also desirable.  
Compensation: Pay is $10.24 per hour for this 6 week position. Housing 
and necessary field equipment provided.   To apply, please send a letter 
and resume or CV describing your interest, experience, relevant 
coursework, qualifications and reference contact information to: Dr. 
PAUL PORNELUZI (EM ppornelu AT centralmethodist.edu) Subject = "MOFEP 
Application"

WETLAND BIRD AND FROG SURVEY TECHNICIAN  at Bird Studies Canada. 
Website: http://www.birdscanada.org/news/job-opportunities Location: 
Southern Ontario, Canada.  Duration: 12 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Number of Openings: 2-4. Final number dependent on funding. Application 
Deadline: 22 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Bird Studies Canada seeks two 
to four (2-4) Wetland Bird and Frog Survey Technicians to conduct point 
count surveys in wetlands throughout southern Ontario. The final number 
of positions that will be filled is dependent on funding, which is 
currently pending. Under the guidance of the Ontario Program Scientist, 
each Wetland Bird and Frog Survey Technician will: •work as part of a 
crew to prepare for and conduct point count surveys of wetland birds and 
calling frogs in the field using standardized survey protocols; •enter 
survey data into an online database throughout and/or after the field 
season; and •assist the Ontario Program Scientist to complete other 
tasks associated with the project as needed. Each position is a salaried 
term contract position: •Each contract begins Mon 9 May 2016 and extends 
12 weeks in duration, ending Fri 29 July 2016. Qualifications: Suitable 
candidates must have the following qualifications: •be able to legally 
work in Ontario; •have a valid driver’s license; •have demonstrated 
ability to identify birds by sight and sound and frogs and toads by 
sound that breed in southern and central Ontario wetlands (e.g., treed 
swamps, wet meadows, marshes); •be able to camp and work outdoors under 
harsh conditions (heat, biting insects) for long periods of time, 
including working outdoors at night to survey calling frogs; •have valid 
standard First Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation certification or 
be willing to obtain it at his/her expense; •be willing and able to 
travel to Port Rowan, Ontario at his/her expense from time to time 
throughout the duration of the contract; •have demonstrated ability to 
work both independently and as part of a group; and •have demonstrated 
ability for attention to detail under demanding field conditions. 
Successful candidates will also very likely have most or all of the 
following assets: •at a minimum, possess a Bachelor of Science or 
equivalent community college diploma in biological, environmental, or 
wildlife science or another similar subject; •be familiar with Great 
Lakes Marsh Monitoring Program survey protocols or similar bird and frog 
field survey techniques; •be familiar with basic experimental design, 
ideally including first-hand experience with randomly choosing permanent 
sampling plots to estimate characteristics of wildlife populations of 
interest; •have experience working with landowners to obtain permission 
to work on private land; •have excellent verbal communication and 
interpersonal skills; •have proficient computer skills with typical 
applications like MS Word and Excel; •have practical knowledge and 
experience using maps and GPSs. Please note that successful candidates 
will be required to obtain a satisfactory score on a challenging online 
marsh bird and frog visual and auditory identification test. As well, 
prior to doing field surveys successful candidates will be required to 
attend a mandatory one-day training session at Bird Studies Canada 
headquarters in Port Rowan, Ontario, although alternative arrangements 
are possible if excessive travel prevents attendance.  Compensation: 
Value of Term Contract $2,100-$2,500/month plus legal benefits depending 
on experience, plus transportation, accommodation, and food covered by 
the project during field work.  To Apply: Competition open until 8 am 
EST Mon 22 February 2016. Qualified candidates should submit a cover 
letter and resume that: a) outlines how they meet the qualifications and 
assets outlined above; and b) includes names, titles, and contact 
information (including e-mail addresses) of at least three (3) 
references to: Dr. DOUG TOZER, Ontario Program Scientist, Bird Studies 
Canada, Port Rowan, Ontario (EM: dtozer AT birdscanada.org). A cover 
letter and resume must be submitted as a single e-mail attachment. Bird 
Studies Canada appreciates the interest of all of those who apply, but 
only the most qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.

KIRTLAND'S WARBLER NEST MONITORS (2)  at Wisconsin Department of Natural 
Resources.  Website: http://dnr.wi.gov/  Location: Statewide, 
Wisconsin.  Duration: ~3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2016.  Job Description: The 
Wisconsin Kirtland's Warbler Project is seeking two qualified nest 
monitors for the 2016 breeding season. The work will be focused on 
Wisconsin’s main breeding sites in central Wisconsin and on other 
possible sites to be determined as breeding activity is identified (e.g. 
Bayfield and Marinette Counties). The first nest monitor will begin in 
early to mid-May, will generally not require travel outside of Adams 
County, and will continue until the end of July. The second nest monitor 
will begin around June 1, will require travel to sites in central and 
northern Wisconsin, and will end in early to mid-August. Nest monitor 
duties include the following: 1) observe and document adult territorial, 
courtship, and nesting behaviors of the endangered Kirtland's Warbler; 
2) record nest phenology and results; 3) keep daily log of activities at 
assigned breeding site(s); 4) participate with mist netting and banding 
activities; 5) assist with Cowbird trapping; 6) assist with and/or lead 
guided tours of sites; 7) produce interim and final reports; 8) conduct 
other project related duties as assigned. In addition, the second nest 
monitor will survey for Kirtland's warblers at assigned sites in 
Wisconsin.  Qualifications: Candidates must have at least a bachelor's 
degree in wildlife biology, conservation, natural resources, or a 
related field, must be able to identify Wisconsin's shrubland birds by 
sight and sound, and must be proficient in use of GPS units. Previous 
experience with Kirtland's warblers is not necessary. Preference will be 
given to those with previous forest songbird nest monitoring experience. 
Must provide own transportation. Housing can be provided in addition to 
pay if required.  Compensation: $5,000 for the season  To Apply: If 
interested, send a resume and cover letter to DAVIN LOPEZ of the 
Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources at (EM: Davin.Lopez AT 
Wisconsin.gov) by March 1, 2016. For more information, contact Davin at 
the email above or by phone (PH: 608-266-0837).

BIRD PROGRAM MANAGER/MIGRATORY GAME BIRD BIOLOGIST  at New Mexico Dept. 
of Game and Fish.  Website: http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/ Location: 
Santa Fe, NM.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent. Application 
Deadline: 17 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Primary responsibilities 
include serving as the Departments statewide migratory game bird 
biologist, serving on various bird technical committees, and as the 
Departments technical representative on the Central Flyway Council. This 
position will also supervise the Departments wild turkey, small game, 
and nongame bird program biologists. This position will develop and 
implement bird programs, including collecting and analyzing population 
and harvest data, reporting on harvest trends of game species and 
population trends of game and nongame birds, and participating in the 
development of management goals, and projects. This position will assist 
in the development of hunting regulations for small game, turkey, and 
migratory game birds based upon input from the hunting community, State 
Game Commission, and other interests. Work with Department staff to 
coordinate development of habitat improvement initiatives on public and 
private lands. Responsible for the programmatic contracts and federal 
grant documents.  Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's 
Degree in any field of study from an accredited college or university 
and five (5) years of professional level experience operating within 
parameters and guidelines directly related to the purpose of the 
position defined by the agency at the time of recruitment. Any 
combination of education from an accredited college or university and/or 
direct experience in this occupation totaling nine (9) years may 
substitute for the required education and 1/27/2016 Job Bulletin 

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/newmexico/job_bulletin.cfm?jobID=1341638&sharedWindow=0 

2/5 experience.  Compensation: $39,686.40 $ 69,035.20 Annually  To 
Apply: Apply through the State Personnel Office at 

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/newmexico/jobs/1341638/bird-program-manager-dgf-37970 


RIO GRANDE JOINT VENTURE CONSERVATION COORDINATOR  at American Bird 
Conservancy.  Website: http://abcbirds.org/  Location: flexible. 
Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 27 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: The person in this position serves as the 
Coordinator for the Rio Grande Joint Venture (RGJV) partnership, and 
assumes principal responsibilities for initiating, facilitating, 
integrating, coordinating, communicating, and directing the work and 
activities of the partnership. Work and activities relate to several 
primary functional aspects of Joint Venture implementation and 
administration, including biological planning, conservation design, 
conservation delivery, research, monitoring/evaluation, and 
Communication/Outreach. The Coordinator works collaboratively with the 
RGJV Management Board, working groups, teams, and other partners to 
develop, initiate and link priority work assignments within these 
functional areas and provide the oversight and direction necessary for 
successful completion. The Coordinator represents the interests of the 
RGJV and its partners in a variety of professional forums. The 
Coordinator plays a key role in developing, maintaining and advancing a 
strategic, landscape oriented, partnership-driven approach to integrated 
migratory bird conservation in the geography of the RGJV.  
Qualifications: • A background in bird conservation, biology, landscape 
ecology or similarly related field, with more than 5 years’ experience. 
• Masters degree or higher preferred, but others will be considered with 
relevant experience. • Spanish language skills preferred. Other Duties: 
• Significant travel required throughout the year (35%+). Including 
travel within Mexico. • Office location is preferred to be located 
within the RGJV geography. (US) • Salary dependent on experience, but 
will be comparable to other Joint Venture Coordinators. • The 
Coordinator position will be hosted by American Bird Conservancy (ABC) 
and will be entitled to all the benefits and administrative support that 
comes with being an employee. • The Coordinator position will be dual 
supervised by RGJV Management Board and ABC • The Coordinator will serve 
as the supervisor of the RGJV Assistant Coordinator. • Demonstrated 
ability to translate strategic, visionary ideas into functioning, 
sustainable programs and initiatives that produce lasting results. • 
Experience in working with international partners, networks, and 
governments. Demonstrated success in working with a work wide variety of 
people and partner institutions, and in cross-cultural situations. • 
Ability to build, lead and manage multiple campaigns or projects 
concurrently, and meet deadlines. • Ability to both take direction and 
build consensus. • Excellent oral and written communications skills. • 
Technical proficiency in writing and reviewing scientific research. 
Knowledge of basic geospatial analysis and basic statistics a plus. • 
Able to travel, often on short notice. • Highly committed to 
conservation and to ABC’s conservation mission (see www.abcbirds.org).  
Compensation: • Salary dependent on experience, but will be comparable 
to other Joint Venture Coordinators.  To Apply: Please email a cover 
letter and resume as one document (either Word or as PDF) to (EM: hr AT 
abcbirds.org).

WILDLIFE REHABILITATION INTERN  at New Mexico Wildlife Center. Website: 
http://www.newmexicowildlifecenter.org  Location: Espanola, NM.  
Duration: 10 weeks.  Job Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 19 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: Supervised by the Rehabilitation staff; Assist 
the Rehabilitation staff with all aspects of care in wildlife hospital 
to include (but not limited to): stabilizing incoming animals, food 
preparation, feeding, medication administration, radiograph reading, 
charting, following medical orders, animal management, release 
preparation. This internship is very hands-on from start to finish. 
Intern must be competent and confident in their ability to work with 
others as well as on their own. The intern may have opportunities to 
observe surgical procedures (limited opportunity). NMWC does NOT 
rehabilitate coyote, fox, skunk or raccoon. Therefore, there will likely 
not be opportunity for mammal handling/experience without special 
circumstance. INTERNSHIP AGREEMENT Intern agrees to be available 40 – 50 
hours per week for ten weeks from early June – August. All schedules 
will include weekend/holiday shifts Possible opportunities for extending 
the internship an additional two weeks (unpaid), housing provided. If 
interested, please state in cover letter. Intern agrees to participate 
in an intern orientation session Intern agrees to participate in 
periodic progress review with supervisor Intern agrees to complete an 
exit interview or paper survey at the end of internship Intern agrees to 
take part in weekly group quizzes to demonstrate the understanding of 
material being taught Intern agrees to complete an itemized skills 
checklist prior to completing internship THE NEW MEXICO WILDLIFE CENTER 
(NMWC) AGREEMENT NWMC agrees to provide training and supervision to 
intern NWMC agrees to provide opportunities for skill enhancement NWMC 
agrees to pay intern a stipend of $1,000 and provide on-site housing for 
duration of internship NWMC agrees to provide an opportunity for 
feedback on intern experience  Qualifications: An interest in wildlife 
rehabilitation with some experience working with wild or domestic 
animals in a supervised animal care setting: zoo, rehabilitation, 
veterinary, biological research. Demonstrated ability to take direction, 
follow care instructions and complete tasks A currently enrolled student 
in a bachelor’s or associate’s degree program with an interest in 
pursuing a wildlife, veterinary, vet tech, biology or related degree 
Must provide professional reference contacts from work or related 
experiences with application materials Compensation: $1,000 stipend.  To 
Apply: Please provide a cover letter and resume that includes current 
education status and work history that relates to work with animals 
along with 3 professional reference contacts. Applications are accepted 
December 14th, 2015 – February 19th, 2016 for the following summer. 
Interviews will commence in early March. Internship begins in very early 
June, specific dates to be determined when interns are selected. All 
interns must start on the same date, thus there will be no flexibility 
in start date. Please email them to (EM: alissa AT 
newmexicowildlifecenter.org), or mail them to: ALISSA MUNDT,  New Mexico 
Wildlife Center, Post Office Box 246, Espanola, New Mexico 87532 
**Please ensure you include: current contact information, a short 
description of interest in the internship and three references, dates of 
availability and interest in two week (unpaid) extension in your 
application.

WILDLIFE REHABILITATION MANAGER  at Hawaii Wildlife Center. Website: 
http://www.hawaiiwildlifecenter.org/  Location: Kapaau, Hawaii.  
Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 31 Mar 
2016.  Job Description: The mission of the Hawai’i Wildlife Center 
(HWC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is to protect, conserve, and 
aid in the recovery of Hawai‘i's native wildlife through hands–on 
treatment, research, training, science education and cultural programs. 
The HWC will provide for the best achievable medical and husbandry care 
for reported sick, injured and orphaned indigenous and endemic wildlife, 
including those affected by natural and man-made disasters, returning 
those successfully treated back to the wild. Our wildlife service area 
extends more than 1,000 nautical miles, up to and including the 
Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, which covers roughly 140,000 
square miles of islets, reefs and waters, an area larger than all of 
America’s National Parks combined. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Manager 
is responsible to efficiently develop and manage animal care operations 
at HWC and maintain the highest quality of care possible. The HWC 
hospital specializes in the care of over 70 different species and 
subspecies of native birds and the Hawaiian hoary bat. This is an 
excellent opportunity to work for a brand new and exciting one of a kind 
wildlife conservation, response and rehabilitation organization in the 
Pacific islands region. You will be able to play an important role in 
the preservation of Hawai’i’s native wildlife, its natural richness and 
cultural heritage. The Rehabilitation Manager reports directly to the 
Center Director. Candidates must able to handle individual animals in a 
caring, safe and humane manner. Work maturely and respectfully with 
diverse groups of people and maintain high quality customer/public 
relations. Be skilled at conflict management to support the office 
administration staff with challenging phone calls or walk-in customers 
as needed. Communicate clearly about HWC’s mission, the care and 
treatment of animals, and the safety of the public and other employees. 
And represent HWC professionally at all times. Candidates should possess 
the ability to act decisively regarding constantly changing animal cases 
and situations for which there may be no existing protocols. Work 
quickly, efficiently and calmly under stressful conditions and be able 
to handle multiple responsibilities. Keen interest in wildlife 
conservation issues is a must. Leadership, management skills and a team 
player mentality are vital in working cooperatively with HWC’s small 
staff. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills are 
essential. An understanding of Hawai‘i and its people is preferred. 
Candidates must be willing and able to travel Statewide and nationally 
on occasion. SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO: • Train and 
supervise animal care staff to set and maintain high quality of care 
standards, develop and refine species protocols and oversee 
rehabilitation treatment plans including, but not limited to, 
nutritional aspects (diets and formulas fed), pre-release conditioning, 
housing, release preparation, etc. • Assists animal care staff with 
day-to-day care of animals. Oversee and move animals through the 
rehabilitation process in a timely manner, and ensure that animal care 
needs are being met. • Work closely with the wildlife veterinary team to 
carry out care plans and determine final disposition of animals 
undergoing veterinary care. Provides medical team with assistance as 
needed. • Work with animal care staff to determine final disposition of 
wild patients, to evaluate and ensure timely and appropriate release of 
all wildlife patients. • Keep Center Director apprised of animal intake, 
in-house patients and their status, animal care needs, quality of animal 
care, patient procedures and programmatic needs. • Ensure that animals 
are being handled in a manner that maximizes human and animal safety and 
that staff are trained and following safety procedures. • Monitor and 
identify enclosure and facility construction and maintenance needs, and 
assist in planning future wildlife rehabilitation operations. • Ensure 
that protocols for infection control are being followed by animal care 
staff. • Maintain inventory and oversee the purchasing of animal diets 
and rehabilitation supplies within budget guidelines. • Directly 
supervise the scheduling, daily activities and performance of wildlife 
rehabilitators, interns and volunteers. • Maintain open lines of 
communication, including routine wildlife staff meetings. • Develop, 
implement, and coordinate rehabilitation staff training program. Work 
with Volunteer Manager to develop, implement and coordinate volunteer 
and intern training programs. • Remain current and assist in keeping 
staff current on rehabilitation methods and captive care of wildlife 
through literature review, attending courses and conferences, meetings 
and workshops, presenting papers for publication, and networking with 
the rehabilitation community. • Oversee smooth and accurate operation of 
wildlife database and compile and analyze animal intake statistics for 
various reporting needs. • Oversee animal care health records and 
documentation of daily animal care. • Assist Center Director in the 
development of annual state and federal wildlife reports together with 
the administration staff. • Assist Center Director and other members of 
the wildlife management team with written policies and procedures as 
needed. • Develop and implement rehabilitation research as needed.  
Qualifications: • Must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited 
university, or equivalent experience. • Must have a minimum of two years 
experience working full time in a wildlife rehabilitation center or 
equivalent animal care facility with at least one year of supervisory 
experience. Must have experience working with a wide variety of wild 
birds. Must have considerable knowledge of wildlife rehabilitation. • 
Must be able to make euthanasia decisions and perform euthanasia 
procedures. • Must be willing and able to work daily with wild animals 
and have a good understanding of natural history and wild animal 
behavior. • Must have knowledge and experience in wildlife medicine 
equivalent to a veterinary technician level (be able to take 
radiographs, perform lab work, physical exams, take blood, give 
intravenous and subcutaneous fluids, initiate treatment, calculate doses 
and administer drugs, perform anesthesia and assist in surgery). 
Candidates with a registered veterinary technician or relevant medical 
background preferred. • Must be capable of achieving a masters banding 
permit. • Must have or be able to obtain a valid Hawaii Drivers License 
with no record of major or repeated minor traffic offenses. • Must be 
able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds of weight • Must be legally entitled 
to work in the United States of America  Compensation: SALARY: 
Commensurate with experience.  To Apply: Please email cover letter, 
resume, and three references to (EM: info AT hawaiiwildlifecenter.org).

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at Environment and Climate Change Canada. Location: 
Karrak Lake, Nunavut, Canada.  Duration: approximately 9 weeks.  Job 
Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 5. Application Deadline: 31 Mar 
2016.  Job Description: Assist with research on nutritional and 
population ecology of lesser snow, Ross's, and cackling geese, and king 
eiders and long-tailed ducks in Queen Maud Gulf Migratory Bird Sanctuary 
in the central Canadian arctic (67º14'N, 100º15'W). DUTIES include snow 
surveys, anatomical dissections, measuring and candling eggs, nest 
searching islands for sea duck nests and capture of hens, live-capture 
of lemmings, general camp chores. DATES approximately 13 May to 25 July, 
with limited flexibility.  Qualifications: Prior research experience is 
not necessary; we seek individuals who are tolerant and flexible to 
varying personalities and working conditions (rudimentary living 
conditions with little privacy, inclement weather, mosquitoes, hiking up 
to 30 km/day over challenging terrain, pulling boats over crumbing ice, 
working in bear country, travel by various aircraft), able to take 
initiative with tasks both in the field and back at camp, and in good 
physical condition with extensive outdoor experience. First aid/CPR 
certification and Pleasure Craft Operator license are required; 
experience with boats and firearms a definite plus. Due to immigration 
challenges, only Canadian citizens and residents will be considered.  
Compensation: Positions are VOLUNTEER, but travel, accommodations, 
safety training, and food are provided.  To Apply: For more information, 
please contact DANA KELLETT at Environment Canada at (EM: dana.kellett 
AT canada.ca).

WILDLIFE BIOLOGY INTERN  at Shoreline Education and Awareness (SEA).  
Website: http://www.sea-edu.org  Location: Bandon, Oregon. Duration: 6 
months.  Job Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 19 Feb 2016.  Job 
Description: DUE TO FUNDING SOURCE RESTRICTIONS, WE CAN ONLY ACCEPT 
APPLICANTS BORN AFTER APRIL 11, 1991 (AGE 25 OR YOUNGER) Position 
Summary: The Intern will be supervised by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service Refuge Manager. This full-time (40 hours/week) internship offers 
the opportunity to gain field experience conducting bird surveys and a 
variety of other biological field techniques. The intern will work 
closely with the Refuge Biologist to conduct bird surveys, assist with 
wildlife management programs, and conduct outreach activities. The 
primary duty of the intern will be to conduct weekly bird surveys on 
established transects throughout Bandon Marsh NWR using Distance 
Sampling methods. Secondary duties will include invasive plant removal 
and assisting the Biologist with a variety of other field and data entry 
tasks. There may be sufficient time for the Intern to conduct a personal 
independent field study using Refuge resources, subject to the 
Biologist’s approval. General Responsibilities (to include, but not 
limited to): • Conduct bird surveys using established field protocols, 
which involve identifying birds by sight and sound, estimating the 
distance to the birds detected, recording field data, and entering data 
in an electronic database. • Assist the Refuge Biologist as needed with 
field tasks including nesting seabird observations, mosquito monitoring, 
and invasive plant mapping and removal. • Assist with general office 
duties directly related to field work, including data entry into MS 
Excel spreadsheets and Access database. • Assist the Refuge’s Friends 
Group, Shoreline Education for Awareness, and the Refuge with the 
development of outreach programs and special events that focus on 
teaching people of all ages about wildlife conservation.  
Qualifications: Position Requirements: • Course work related to 
obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent, in wildlife biology, 
zoology, environmental science, or related field. • Demonstrated 
proficiency at identifying birds of the Pacific Northwest in the field 
by sight and sound, such as experience conducting point counts. • 
Ability to walk for hours while wearing chest waders over uneven and 
muddy ground while diligently collecting scientific observations. • A 
cooperative manner and the ability to work as part of a team and 
independently. • U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident. • 
Possession of a valid driver’s license and good driving record. 
Preferred Qualifications: • Broad interests in field ecology and natural 
history. • Comfortable doing repetitive field work in adverse weather 
conditions including incessant rain and biting wind. • Familiarity with 
terrestrial and estuarine ecosystems. • Good written and oral 
communication skills.  Compensation: Intern Benefits Include: • A 
taxable, monthly living allowance of $1,200. • Upon successful 
completion of the term of service, an award of $1,200. • Professional 
development, training, and networking opportunities. • Free housing at 
Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge including utilities. Intern will 
have private bedroom, with ample shared kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and 
living space, wi-fi, and TV with DVD player (no cable). Sorry, no pets 
allowed. • Opportunity to conduct independent study project on the 
Refuge. Transportation Information: • Government vehicle is available 
for official USFWS activities. • Intern is responsible for personal 
transportation needs  To Apply: Application Process: Send letter of 
interest, resume (email with attachments preferred), and contact 
information for three references to BILL BRIDGELAND (see below) by 
February 19, 2016. Indicate your birding skill level and experience, and 
address the other requirements and qualifications listed above. 
Questions about the position? Contact: BILL BRIDGELAND, Fish and 
Wildlife Biologist, Bandon Marsh NWR, P.O. Box 99, Bandon, OR (PH: 
541-347-1470 EM: bill_bridgeland AT fws.gov) Additional information 
about Bandon Marsh NWR and the Oregon Coast NWR Complex: 
http:/www.fws.gov/oregoncoast/ http://www.facebook.com/usfwsoregoncoast 
Additional information about Bandon and the Oregon South Coast: 
http://www.ci.bandon.or.us/ http://www.co.coos.or.us/

PRAIRIE BIRD BANDING TECHNICIANS  at Koper lab, University of Manitoba.  
Website: 
http://www.umanitoba.ca/institutes/natural_resources/nri_aboutNK.htm 
Location: Brooks, Alberta, Canada.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 29 Feb 2016.  Job Description: The 
Koper Lab at the University of Manitoba is seeking four to six (4-6) 
field technicians to assist with nest searching and capture of grassland 
songbirds for the summer 2016 field season. Our lab is using genetics, 
stress physiology, and demographics of chestnut-collared longspurs and 
Savannah sparrows to explore the effects of oil infrastructure on 
prairie songbirds in southern Alberta. Successful candidates will be 
stationed in Brooks, Alberta (accommodations provided) and live with 
several other field assistants/volunteers/graduate students working on 
the project. Though work weeks should average 40 hours, some will likely 
be longer or shorter depending on nesting activity. In the past we have 
had opportunities for group excursions to nearby attractions (Rocky 
Mountains: Banff, Waterton Lakes, and Jasper National Parks within 3 
hour drive; Dinosaur Provincial Park within 1 hour; and Cypress Hills 
Interprovincial Park within 2 hour drive). We are also accepting 
applications for volunteers (minimum 1 month stay) for those wishing to 
gain pertinent experience; room and board will be provided. Please 
specify in your email and cover letter if you would like to be 
considered for a volunteer position if we cannot offer you a paid 
position. Duties: Bird banding and mist-netting Behavioural observations 
and nest searching Blood/feather sampling of adults and nestlings Drive 
4X4 vehicles, navigate with township maps and GPS Data entry Dates: 
starts May 1st and ends July 31st 2016 (dates negotiable).  
Qualifications: Essential qualifications: • Highly motivated, proactive, 
and positive attitude. • Ability to work well individually and as part 
of a team, interacting with local landowners and ranchers as needed • 
Experience using binoculars or spotting scope to sight and observe 
colour-banded birds • Experience using GPS units, compass, and maps for 
navigation in remote areas • Ability to work outdoors for extended 
periods with mosquitos and heat • Ability to walk 10 – 15 km/day • 
Ability to live in close living quarters with several people for 
extended period of time • Flexible with long and irregular hours, 
dependent on weather conditions • Proficient with spreadsheet software • 
Valid driver’s license Desired qualifications: • Bird banding experience 
• Experience sampling blood from small songbirds • Experience 
identifying birds (sight and sound) and grassland vegetation a plus • 
Experience driving 4X4 vehicle • First Aid CPR Level C, WHMIS, and H2S 
training.  Compensation: $1800 - $2000 / month (dependent on 
experience), housing included.  To Apply: Please send application, 
consisting of a cover letter, CV, and list of three (3) references in 
one pdf document to MARIE-EVE CYR (EM: cyrm345 AT myumanitoba.ca), ALEX 
HEATHCOTE (EM: heathcal AT myumanitoba.ca) and PAULSON DES BRISAY (EM: 
Paulson.DesBrisay AT umanitoba.ca).  Number of Openings: 4 to 6.

SEASONAL AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN  at University of Idaho.  Location: 
Southeastern California and Southwestern Arizona.  Duration: 
Approximately one month beginning in mid-April.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2016.  Job Description: The University of 
Idaho is seeking a seasonal field technician to assist in a study of 
endangered Yuma Ridgway’s Rail in Southwestern Arizona and Southeastern 
California. The technician will help a graduate student attach solar 
satellite transmitters to the endangered rails to document dispersal 
movements. Field work will occur in marshes at the Salton Sea National 
Wildlife Refuge, the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge, and nearby 
wetlands. The goal of the project is to document dispersal behavior of 
juvenile rails (distances moved, directions moved, phenology of 
movements) to help assess the potential impact of solar energy 
facilities in the southwestern U.S. on migrating/dispersing rails. 
Housing will be provided on one of the refuges. Duties will include but 
are not limited to: 1.Conducting marsh bird surveys 2.Capturing and 
banding Yuma Ridgway’s Rails 3.Outfitting the rails with solar satellite 
transmitters 4.Setting marsh bird traps in the marsh 5.Some manual 
telemetry  Qualifications: A strong work ethic and the ability to get 
along with others in the field. Candidates should be comfortable with 
early morning field work and warm temperatures.  Compensation: $10-12 
per hour DOE.  To Apply: To apply please send, in a single document, a 
cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to 
(EM: eamonharrity AT gmail.com). Applicants will be considered as they 
are received.

FIELD ASSISTANT  at Virginia Tech.  Location: The Bahamas. Duration: 3 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 26 Feb 2016.  Job 
Description: We will be hiring one full-time field assistant for three 
full months from mid-April through mid-July 2016. The assistant will be 
working on a research project investigating the population biology, 
breeding biology, and ecology of the endangered Bahama Swallow 
(Tachycineta cyaneoviridis). Primary responsibilities will involve 
assisting with capturing birds, locating and monitoring nests, 
conducting population and habitat surveys, and managing data. All 
fieldwork will take place on Great Abaco Island in The Bahamas. This 
position will provide opportunities to acquire new skills while working 
in a unique subtropical ecosystem. The Bahamas is a beautiful and 
exciting place to live and work, but applicants should expect long 
workdays with exposure to sun and heat, biting insects, and poisonwood 
(similar to poison ivy).  Qualifications: B.A. or B.S. in Biology, 
Ecology, or related field is preferred. Applicant needs to be organized, 
motivated and able to work both in a team and independently. Priority 
will be given to applicants with biological field experience, 
particularly those who have experience with ornithological field 
techniques (mist netting, passerine banding, morphological measurements, 
brachial venipuncture).  Compensation: All transportation (including 
flights from the U.S. to the Bahamas), and room and board will be 
provided throughout the field season. At the conclusion of the field 
season, the assistant will receive a small stipend.   To apply for the 
position, send a single PDF file that includes: (1) A one-page cover 
letter describing why you are interested in the position (2) An updated 
CV (3) Contact information (name, position, email, telephone number) for 
three references to MAYA WILSON (EM: mayaw AT vt.edu)

AVIAN POINT-COUNT TECHNICIANS  at Tucson Audubon Society.  Location: 
Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts - AZ, TX, NM.  Duration: 3 months. Job 
Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 10 Mar 
2016.  Job Description: Avian Point-Count Technicians (2) needed for 
desert point-count bird surveys in 13 National Park Service units in AZ 
(Sonoran Desert) and 6 park units in TX and NM (Chihuahuan Desert). The 
surveys are part of the longterm NPS Inventory and Monitoring Program 
and data collected will be used to obtain population parameter estimates 
for bird density and occupancy, and species richness and composition. 
Primary duties are conducting single observer unlimited distance 
point-count surveys with a laser rangefinder, navigating to survey 
locations with a GPS, daily data entry and reporting, field planning and 
coordinating logistics with park staff. Dates are March 14 to June 30, 
including a training period at Saguaro NP in Tucson, AZ. Federal work 
vehicles and shared housing will be provided at the Sonoran parks, but 
expect remote camping at most Chihuahuan parks. Salary is $16 hourly, 
$2500 monthly, with a $20 daily per diem for overnight travel. 
Qualifications: : Applicants should have previous point-count survey 
experience, advanced bird identification skills of southwestern desert 
species by sight and sound, experience hiking and camping alone in 
remote backcountry, 4x4 vehicle use, be comfortable with spring desert 
weather (cold nights, hot days), have a strong work ethic, be organized 
and detail oriented, and communicate well with other technicians.  
Compensation: $16 hourly, $2500 monthly and $20 daily per diem for 
overnight travel.  To Apply: Applicants should email a cover letter, 
resume and 3 references (as a single attachment) to MOEZ ALI (EM: 
moezali15 AT hotmail.com) by March 10, but applications will be reviewed 
as received.

AVIAN POINT-COUNT TECHNICIANS -- SOUTHERN PLAINS  at Tucson Audubon 
Society.  Location: Southern Plains - CO, KS, OK, TX, NM.  Duration: 2.5 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 20 Apr 2016.  Job 
Description: Avian Point-Count Technicians (2) needed for southern 
plains point-count bird surveys at 10 National Park Service units in CO, 
KS, OK, TX, NM. The surveys are part of the longterm NPS Inventory and 
Monitoring Program and data collected will be used to obtain population 
parameter estimates for bird density and occupancy, and species richness 
and composition. Primary duties are conducting single observer unlimited 
distance point-count surveys, navigating to survey locations with a GPS, 
daily data entry and reporting, field planning and coordinating 
logistics with park staff. Dates are April 25 to June 30, including a 
training period at Lake Meredith NRA in Borger, TX. Shared housing will 
be provided at some parks and most hotel stays will also be covered, but 
also expect some camping. Salary is $16 hourly, $2500 monthly, with a 
$20 daily per diem for travel. Personal vehicles are required throughout 
the job duration, and mileage reimbursement will be provided. 
Qualifications: Applicants should have previous point-count survey 
experience, advanced bird identification skills of Eastern and Central 
grassland, woodland and riparian species by sight and sound, experience 
hiking and camping alone, experience working in severe weather 
(tornadoes, rain, wind, cold), have a strong work ethic, be organized 
and detail oriented, and communicate well with other technicians.  
Compensation: $16 hourly, $2500 monthly and $20 daily per diem for 
travel.  To Apply: Applicants should email a cover letter, resume and 3 
references (as a single attachment) to MOEZ ALI (EM: moezali15 AT 
hotmail.com) by April 20, but applications will be reviewed as 
received.  Number of Openings: 2

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN  at TW Biological Services.  Location: Ventura 
and San Diego Counties, CA.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 3-4. Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2016.  Job 
Description: Avian field technicians needed part time to full time from 
March 22-July 6, 2016 for Brown-headed Cowbird trapping and control 
program for the protection of endangered and threatened bird species in 
north San Diego County and Ventura County. Responsibilities include 
helping set up bird traps and servicing traps on a daily basis to 
provide fresh seed and water, clean water containers, release non-target 
bird species, and fix traps as necessary. Must be comfortable with 
transporting seed, water, and birds in vehicle. The projects average 5 
to 8 hours/day and consist of driving to various locations (some off 
road) to check and maintain bird traps. South San Diego County work is 
also available averaging 1.5 hours a day including drive time. 
Qualifications: Applicants must be very reliable, able to work 
independently, be comfortable working in a field setting, and have their 
own vehicle (preferably an SUV or truck) and auto insurance. A basic 
knowledge of song bird identification is preferable. Additional training 
can be provided. Applicants should have an interest in birds and 
wildlife management, must have good communication skills, pay attention 
to detail, be able record data accurately, and have a cell phone with 
texting capabilities. Compensation: Competitive pay. Call or email for 
more information To Apply: Please call, or submit a letter of interest 
via e-mail describing any background and your specific dates of 
availability to JENNIFER SEXTON, TW Biological Services, (EM: jlsexton 
AT twbio.com). .

AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS  at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  
Location: MN, WI, PA, NY.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 10-12. Application Deadline: 25 Feb 2016.  Job 
Description: AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS (10-14) needed early April – Late 
July (2016) to monitor Golden-winged Warbler and American Woodcock in 
privately- and publicly-owned forests of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New 
Jersey, New York, Wisconsin and Minnesota. April and early-May surveys 
will consist of evening counts of American Woodcock on the singing 
grounds, while mid-May-June surveys will focus on morning passerine 
surveys and vegetation sampling. Technicians must be happy to measure 
vegetation characteristics, enter data, and perform other field 
activities as these things will also be important for the field crew to 
function. Please send a cover letter highlighting your related field 
experience, a resume, your earliest starting date, and contact 
information of three references to: D.J. MCNEIL and KIRSTEN JOHNSON at 
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (email: darin.j.mcneil AT 
gmail.com,ke.johnson1987 AT gmail.com)  Qualifications: Qualified 
candidates will possess strong skills for identifying native birds by 
sight and sound and be familiar with the process of conducting point 
counts. Although American Woodcock and Golden-winged Warblers will be 
the focus of our surveys, technicians must be able to identify all birds 
encountered during passerine surveys. Point count experience is greatly 
preferred, however, Eastern bird identification experience is a must. 
Successful applicants should have the ability to measure vegetation 
characteristics, enter data, and perform other field activities, however 
training will be provided. Strong applicants will also have a passion 
for spending early mornings (and some late evenings) observing birds, be 
physically fit and capable of working in a rugged forested setting (with 
insects, poison ivy, etc.). The ability to communicate with private land 
owners and public land managers, navigate using GPS, and work well in 
teams (especially paired with a partner) is also a must.  Compensation: 
Pay is $ 1,800-2000/month, depending on experience. Housing with 1-3 
other technicians and field vehicles will be provided.  To Apply: Please 
send a cover letter highlighting your related field experience, a 
resume, your earliest starting date, and contact information of three 
references to: D.J. MCNEIL and KIRSTEN JOHNSON at Indiana University of 
Pennsylvania (EM: darin.j.mcneil AT gmail.com,   ke.johnson1987 AT 
gmail.com).

AVIAN BIOLOGIST  at Terracon Geotechnique Ltd.  Website: 
http://www.terracon.ca  Location: Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. 
Duration: 4-8 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2-4. 
Application Deadline: 29 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Terracon is 
currently seeking Temporary Avian Biologists to join our team! The Role: 
We are currently seeking highly motivated and experienced individuals to 
join our dynamic team as a Temporary Avian Biologist or Environmentalist 
in Fort McMurray. This is a field based position that will run 
approximately from late March to the autumn of 2016. The Technicians 
will work independently conducting bird surveys. Technicians must be 
able to identify all bird species within the study area by sight and 
sound. The work environment is in an open pit mine which requires close 
attention to safety and excellent verbal communication skills. The hours 
for this position are on a rotational, shift work basis. The schedule is 
determined by project workloads. This position is located in Fort 
McMurray and requires local residency. Responsibilities •Observe and 
record bird species and interaction type within a given radius at each 
observation point •Record additional factors affecting the monitoring 
area including atmospheric conditions •Analyze the species of birds and 
their flight patterns •Monitor use of bird deterrent devices •Take and 
record observations, organize results and send data to appropriate 
parties •Follow and comply with all Quality Management System standards 
•Assist senior personnel in conducting more complicated/advanced 
assessment. •The individual must have a strong commitment to safety, for 
themselves and their co-workers, be well organized, and detail oriented. 
The ability to read and clearly understand the project at hand, 
communicate well, and document all activities related to the project is 
needed  Qualifications: •Degree/Diploma in Biology or Environmental 
Science based field is required. An avian focus would be an asset 
•Knowledge of birds species found in the Wood Buffalo region is 
considered an asset •1-3 years of experience in a technical field-base 
role •Oil Sands industry experience is an asset •Ability to work under 
pressure •Flexible and strong team playing skills •Excellent time 
management and prioritization skills •Excellent verbal and 
communications skills •The ability to listen and respond appropriately 
to the needs of clients and employees •Strong ability to update 
documentation and maintain information •Dedication and attention to 
safety standards and client site rules and regulations •Must have valid 
driver’s license •Ability to drive a 4x4 off road •Proficiency in 
Microsoft Office and Excel •Legally authorized to work in Canada •CSTS 
certification is considered assets •Preference will be given to 
applicants with one of the following designations: P.Biol., BIT, 
R.Biol., RBIT, R.T.Biol. or BTT Working Conditions •Field Environment, 
operations take place in the vicinity of tailings dykes, soils waste 
dumps and haul roads •Operating an All-Terrain Vehicle, Driving on mine 
roads •Working outdoors in extreme temperatures •Up to a maximum of 
50lbs of heavy lifting is required •Rotational schedule including day 
and night shifts, may require being on-call •Schedule may involve 10- 12 
hour shifts  To Apply: Become part of a great team by submitting your 
resume to (EM: careers AT terracon.ca).

COLORADO RIPARIAN BIRD TECHNICIAN (1)  at Colorado State University.  
Website: http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/~liba/ Location: Piceance Basin, 
NW Colorado.  Duration: ~3 months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application 
Deadline: 22 Feb 2016.  Job Description: One field technician needed 
mid-May through early August 2016 to assist M.S. graduate student in the 
department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State 
University. The research is focused on investigating the effects of an 
invasive tree on riparian bird habitat use and food web interactions. 
Fieldwork is located in the scenic and rugged Piceance Basin on 
Colorado’s western slope. Primary duties will vary throughout the summer 
but will include conducting bird point count surveys during early 
morning hours, passerine nest searching and monitoring, mist-netting, 
bird banding, taking weight and body measurements, fecal sample 
collection, aging/sexing using a Pyle guide, and riparian vegetation 
surveys. Applicants must have an interest in avian biology and 
conservation, strong bird ID skills, and some experience with passerine 
extraction from mist-nets and banding. Experience with or a desire to 
learn riparian vegetation identification is also helpful. Accommodation 
will be provided for the duration of the field season in a serviced 
mobile home parked on the picturesque High Lonesome Ranch, near the 
field site. The work schedule will consist of 10 days of fieldwork with 
4 days off in between. A field vehicle will be provided during work 
hours but applicants may want a personal vehicle for use on days off. 
There will be the opportunity to return to Fort Collins, CO in the work 
vehicle during days off; however, housing is the responsibility of the 
technician on days off (outside of staying on site in the mobile home). 
Salary will be $1200-1500/month, depending on experience. This position 
provides the opportunity to work in beautiful riparian areas of western 
Colorado, contribute to conservation on private lands, enhance field 
research skill sets, and interact with researchers at CSU, a 
highly-respected institution for natural resources research.  
Qualifications: Preferred Skills and Personal Qualities: Competitive 
applicants will have some experience with passerine extraction from 
mist-nets and bird banding/processing (please include a clear statement 
of # birds extracted and/or banded). Strong applicants will additionally 
possess more than one season of bird survey experience, previous 
experience with nest searching and monitoring, or experience working in 
western riparian zones. Experience or strong interest in learning 
riparian bird identification and vegetation survey skills is essential. 
Desirable personal qualities include an ability to take initiative, 
attention to detail, adaptability, and ability to work long hours and 
live in a remote field setting.  Compensation: $1200-1500/month, 
depending on experience.  TO APPLY: Please send a letter of interest, 
resume, and contact information for 3 references in a single PDF 
document named “applicant’s last name_Piceancebirds” to: LANI STINSON 
(EM: lani.stinson AT colostate.edu). Letters should highlight specific 
qualifications mentioned in the posting (i.e., mist-netting/banding, 
nest monitoring, bird and vegetation surveys, and personal qualities) 
AND include dates of availability. Feel free to get in touch via email 
with any questions regarding the position. Applications will be reviewed 
as received but will not be considered after 22 February 2016.

BIRD BANDER  at University of Delaware.  Location: Eastern Maryland, 
US.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 29 
Feb 2016.  Job Description: EXPERIENCED BIRD BANDER needed to band 
migratory songbirds in Eastern Maryland. Bird-bander will manage the 
mist-netting effort, including species identification and aging, bird 
handling/banding, data entry and moth sampling. Other banders and 
volunteers will assist at times and education groups will be present for 
some of the activities. Therefore, the bander need to be comfortable 
demonstrating the banding process and interacting with/mentoring 
assistants and volunteers. The field season is scheduled to run from 1 
April – 31 May 2016. We are looking for individuals who are 
enthusiastic, organized, patient and willing to work hard to collect 
data on birds and insects. Qualifications: Experience banding, ageing 
and sexing of Nearctic-neotropical landbird migrants is required for 
these positions.  Compensation: Pay is $1750/month. Lodging and possibly 
some meals will be provided.   To apply, send a cover letter, resume and 
names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of at least three references 
to SERGIO CABRERA (EM: scabrera AT udel.edu). Please put “Job 
Application” in the subject of the email.

TIDAL MARSH BIRD BANDING TECHNICIAN  at SUNY-ESF.  Website: 
http://jcohenlab.weebly.com  Location: New York.  Duration: 1 month.  
Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 19 Feb 2016. Job 
Description: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is 
seeking to hire 3 TIDAL MARSH BIRD BANDING AND NEST SEARCHING 
TECHNICIANS (arrive July 3, depart August 5) to assist a PhD student 
studying the breeding ecology of endemic tidal marsh birds, focusing on 
Saltmarsh and Seaside Sparrows in New York. This is the 5th field season 
of the project and will be short term with the aim of gaining recapture 
data on previously banded birds. Responsibilities will include: daily 
mist-netting (systematic and targeting nets), banding and bleeding, 
occasional nest searching/monitoring and vegetation sampling, camera 
trap application at nests, and daily data entry/proofing. Data retrieved 
will be part of a large-scale project called SHARP (see 
www.tidalmarshbirds.org), investigating the status and distribution of 
tidal marsh bird species on the North Atlantic coast. Technician will 
work cooperatively as part of a sma