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Subject: Birdjobs -- January 23, 2015
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:09:38 -0500
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SEASONAL AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN at the Montana Cooperative Wildlife 
Research Unit.  Website: 
http://www.umt.edu/mcwru/personnel/martin/AZResearchProject.aspx). 
Location: Coconino National Forest, Arizona.  Duration: 3 months 
(May-July 2015).  Job type: Seasonal.  Number of positions: 16 
positions.  Due by 15 Mar 2015.     FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS are needed 
for Dr. Tom Martin's long-term research project which examines the 
evolution of life-history traits as well as the influence of predation 
rates, habitat structure, and microclimate on breeding behaviors in 
birds.     TARGET MIST NETTER-  We are hiring for 8 target mist netter 
(4 teams of 2, a primary and secondary netter in each team). One season 
of netting/banding experience is required for all netting positions. ALL 
Netters need to be very driven and willing to use play back in order to 
capture specific individuals.  We are looking for one netter out of the 
8 to be the Banding Supervisor.  Those applying for the banding 
supervisor position should be experienced in mist netting, target 
netting, color banding, taking blood samples, and have supervisory 
experience.  This season's netters will be target netting for specific 
individuals to carry out a method for measuring energetics.  All netters 
will be trained in (1) injecting and processing doubly-labeled water, 
(2) collecting and processing blood samples and (3) radio telemetry.  
NEST SEARCHER-  We are hiring for 6 nest searchers. Applicants should 
have a strong work ethic as well as enthusiasm and appreciation for 
scientific research. Nest searchers will nest-search, use radio 
telemetry, keep territory maps, re-sight color banded adult birds, take 
vegetation surveys, collect nestling and egg measurements, and 
video-tape nests. NESTLING MEASURER-  We are hiring for 2 nestling 
measurers. Nestling measurers will be responsible for weighing and 
measuring eggs, and nestlings from hatch until fledge along with using 
radio telemetry to track fledglings.  Previous nestling handling 
experience is preferred.     All applicants should have a strong work 
ethic as well as enthusiasm and appreciation for scientific research. 
For details, please see our website (URL: 
http://www.umt.edu/mcwru/personnel/martin/AZResearchProject.aspx). This 
project  offers the opportunity to gain exposure to many of the 
techniques used in avian field research such as nest-searching, radio 
telemetry, territory mapping, re-sighting, vegetation sampling, nestling 
and egg measurements, and video-taping nests. The study site is located 
in North Central Arizona in the Coconino National Forest at 8,000 ft. 
elevation in montane forest. The field camp is remote and requires tent 
living (you must provide your own tent). Pay is $1290/mo for starting 
positions and $ 1600/mo for the supervisory position. The project runs 
from 1 May 2015 and will end no later than 25 Jul 2015 (May 1st start is 
slightly flexible). Review of applications is occurring now, and will 
continue until positions are filled.  Please submit a single document 
containing 1) a cover letter stating your interest in the project as 
well as your desired position and relevant experience 2) a resume 3) the 
names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to: 
(EM: arizona.bird.crew AT gmail.com). I, Ms. Julia Brandauer (Dr. 
Martin's Research Associate and Field Supervisor),  prefer email 
submissions, but if you must surface mail application materials you may 
send them to: Arizona Hiring C/O JULIA BRANDAUER, Montana Cooperative 
Wildlife Research Unit, 205 Natural Science, Missoula, MT 59812 (PH: 
406-243-6007). This project is a great way to learn new skills and hone 
the ones you already have!

COASTAL WATERBIRD FIELD ASSISTANT III –   Mid-March to late-August 
2015.  Multiple positions based at:      Long Pasture Wildlife 
Sanctuary, Barnstable MA (covering field sites in Boston, Nantucket and 
Cape Cod),     Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown MA (covering 
field sites on Martha’s Vineyard)     Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, 
Wellfleet MA (covering field sites Truro to Chatham),     South Shore 
Sanctuaries, Marshfield MA (covering field sites from Plymouth to 
Hull)     South Beach, Chatham (*note this position requires living in a 
remote camp setting on a barrier beach)     Mass Audubon is seeking to 
fill seasonal Field Assistant III positions to train and supervise staff 
and volunteers in conducting research, monitoring, management, and 
protection of coastal birds and other natural resources.  For more 
information, visit http://www.massaudubon.org/cwp   This is a full time 
position from mid March through late August. Responsibilities include: 
Supervise field crew (field assistants and volunteers) to meet research, 
wildlife management and education objectives of the Coastal Waterbird 
Program;     Train and supervise field assistants and volunteers in 
collection and management of biological data on nesting, foraging and 
migrating species of coastal waterbirds; Accomplish the wildlife 
management and education objectives of the Coastal Waterbird 
Program;     Assist with sanctuary-based Coastal Waterbird Program staff 
throughout the region;     Assist in management of databases including 
abundance, productivity and behavioral data; create GIS/Google Earth 
maps of coastal resources;     Compile data for state plover, tern, and 
oystercatcher census forms and write summary reports for specific sites 
on results and management activities;     Supervise and conduct research 
on special projects as directed. Qualifications:      Applicants should 
have a B.S. or B.A. or higher in wildlife biology/management, ecology, 
zoology, environmental science, or related field, or equivalent 
experience, as well as 3-6 months previous supervisory experience;     
Three to six months prior experience with piping plover/tern/avian field 
monitoring, data collection and management required;     Applicants 
should have demonstrated experience utilizing judgment in field-based 
wildlife research and management projects;     Experience in behavioral 
data collection, band-reading, wildlife tracking, coastal wildlife 
management issues, and GIS mapping preferred;     Small boat-handling 
experience preferred;     Applicants must have strong interpersonal 
skills;     Must be able to work long hours outside in all weather 
conditions and be able to lift and carry up to 40lbs across varied and 
sandy terrain.     Must be willing to work weekends, holidays, and 
irregular hours (dependent upon wildlife and weather);     Must have 
access to a vehicle for daily driving between sites;     Must pass a 
background records check (CORI, SORI and driver’s).       Benefits:  
Rate of payment is $12.00-$13.50/hour depending on experience. Housing 
may be available for payroll deduction of $25-35/wk.  Field travel 
reimbursement will be provided.   To apply for this position:   Please 
send a cover letter (specify position(s) for which you are applying and 
dates of availability), resume and list of three references via email 
(EM: coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org).   Additional Comments:  In 
addition to submitting your resume, cover letter and references, please 
complete a short cover page questionnaire at 
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/coastalbirdjobs; your application will not 
be processed without completion/receipt of the items above. Applicants 
are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as interviews will begin in 
January, and positions will be filled by Mar 1, 2015.  Contact: (EM: 
coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org)

COASTAL WATERBIRD FIELD ASSISTANT II – April to mid August 2015. 
Multiple positions based at:      Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, 
Barnstable MA (covering field sites in the North Shore, Boston, 
Nantucket and Cape Cod),     Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, Dartmouth 
MA (covering field sites Westport to Dartmouth), Wellfleet Bay Wildlife 
Sanctuary, Wellfleet MA (covering field sites Truro to Chatham),     
Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown MA (covering field sites on 
Martha’s Vineyard)     South Shore Sanctuaries, Marshfield MA (covering 
field sites from Plymouth to Hull)     Nantucket, and     South Beach, 
Chatham (*note this position requires living in a remote camp setting on 
a barrier beach)    Mass Audubon is seeking to fill seasonal Field 
Assistant II positions to conduct research, monitoring, management, and 
protection of coastal birds and other natural resources.  For more 
information, visit www.massaudubon.org/cwp  Responsibilities include  
This is a full time position from April through mid-August      Collect 
biological data on nesting, foraging and migrating species of coastal 
waterbirds including abundance and distribution of target species;     
Accomplish the wildlife management and education objectives of the 
Coastal Waterbird Program;     Assist with sanctuary-based Coastal 
Waterbird Program staff throughout the region;     Assist in management 
of databases including abundance, productivity and behavioral data; 
create GIS/Google Earth maps of coastal resources;     Assist in 
compilation of data for state plover, tern, and oystercatcher census 
forms and write summary reports for specific sites on results and 
management activities;     Conduct research on special projects as 
directed.     Qualifications:      Applicants should have a B.S. or B.A. 
or higher in wildlife biology/management, ecology, zoology, 
environmental science, or related field, as well as 3 months previous 
field experience;     Prior experience in avian field research and 
management strongly preferred;     Applicants should have demonstrated 
experience utilizing judgment in field-based wildlife research or 
management projects;     Experience in behavioral data collection, 
band-reading, wildlife tracking, coastal wildlife management issues, and 
GIS mapping preferred;     Small boat-handling experience preferred;     
Applicants must have strong interpersonal skills;     Must be able to 
work long hours outside in all weather conditions and be able to lift 
and carry up to 40lbs across varied and sandy terrain.     Must be 
willing to work weekends, holidays, and irregular hours (dependent upon 
wildlife and weather);     Must have access to a vehicle for daily 
driving between sites;     Must pass a background records check (CORI, 
SORI and driver’s).  Benefits:  Rate of payment is $11.50-$12.50/hour 
depending on experience.  Housing may be available for payroll deduction 
of $25-35/wk.  Field travel reimbursement will be provided.  To apply 
for this position: Please send a cover letter (specify position(s) for 
which you are applying and dates of availability), resume and list of 
three references via email (EM: coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org).   
Additional Comments:  In addition to submitting your resume, cover 
letter and references, please complete a short cover page questionnaire 
at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/coastalbirdjobs; your application will 
not be processed without completion/receipt of the items above. 
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as interviews 
will begin in January, and positions will be filled by Mar 1, 2015.    
Contact: (EM: coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org)

COASTAL WATERBIRD FIELD ASSISTANT I –  May to mid-August 2015. Multiple 
positions based at:      Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable MA 
(covering field sites in Boston, Nantucket and Cape Cod),     Allens 
Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, Dartmouth MA (covering field sites Westport to 
Dartmouth),     Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet MA (covering 
field sites Truro to Chatham), Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown 
MA (covering field sites on Martha’s Vineyard)     South Shore 
Sanctuaries, Marshfield MA (covering field sites from Plymouth to 
Hull)     South Beach, Chatham (*note this position requires living in a 
remote camp setting on a barrier 
beach)                                   Mass Audubon is seeking to fill 
seasonal Field Assistant I positions to conduct research, monitoring, 
management, and protection of coastal birds and other natural 
resources.  For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/cwp  This is 
a full time position from May through mid-August.   Responsibilities 
include      Collect biological data on nesting, foraging and migrating 
species of coastal waterbirds including abundance and distribution of 
target species;     Accomplish the wildlife management and education 
objectives of the Coastal Waterbird Program;     Assist with 
sanctuary-based coastal waterbird work throughout the region; Assist in 
management of databases including abundance, productivity and behavioral 
data; create GIS/Google Earth maps of coastal resources;     Assist in 
compilation of data for state plover, tern, and oystercatcher census 
forms and write summary reports for specific sites on results and 
management activities. Qualifications:      Applicants should be working 
toward a B.S. or B.A. in environmental science or related field, or 
equivalent experience;     Prior experience in avian field research and 
management preferred;     Applicants must have strong interpersonal 
skills;     Must be able to work long hours outside in all weather 
conditions and be able to lift and carry up to 40lbs across varied and 
sandy terrain.     Must be willing to work weekends, holidays, and 
irregular hours (dependent upon wildlife and weather);     Must have 
access to a vehicle for daily driving between sites;     Must pass a 
background records check (CORI, SORI and driver’s). Benefits:  Rate of 
payment is $9.50-$11.50/hour depending on experience.  Housing may be 
available for payroll deduction of $25-35/wk.  Field travel 
reimbursement will be provided.   To apply for this position: Please 
send a cover letter (specify position(s) for which you are applying and 
dates of availability), resume and list of three references via email 
(EM: coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org).  Additional Comments: In 
addition to submitting your resume, cover letter and references, please 
complete a short cover page questionnaire at 
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/coastalbirdjobs; your application will not 
be processed without completion/receipt of the items above. Applicants 
are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as interviews will begin in 
January, and positions will be filled by Mar 1, 2015.   Contact: (EM: 
coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org).

COASTAL WATERBIRD FIELD INTERN/TRAINEESHIP   Multiple positions based 
at:      Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable MA (covering field 
sites in Boston, Nantucket and Cape Cod)     South Beach, Chatham (*note 
this position requires living in a remote camp setting on a barrier 
beach)     South Shore Sanctuaries, Marshfield MA (covering field sites 
from Plymouth to Hull)     Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, Dartmouth MA 
(covering field sites Westport to Dartmouth),     Wellfleet Bay Wildlife 
Sanctuary, Wellfleet MA (covering field sites Truro to Chatham),     
Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown MA (covering field sites on 
Martha’s Vineyard)    The Coastal Waterbird Program at Mass Audubon is 
seeking to enroll shorebird monitoring trainees to gain experience and 
skills in endangered species management, coastal nesting bird ecology, 
field research and environmental education.  Trainees will be mentored 
by Mass Audubon staff in the monitoring and management of Piping 
Plovers, Least and Common Terns, and American Oystercatchers.  
Activities will include construction and maintenance of protective 
fencing, wildlife tracking, educating the public about endangered 
species conservation, and research. Trainees will be assigned to 1-6 
sites, where they will have the opportunity to experience a variety of 
coastal habitats. For more information:  www.massaudubon.org/cwp   
Qualifications: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a 
strong interest in wildlife management and conservation biology; 
Applicants should have good communication (oral, written) skills;     
Must be able to work long hours outside in all weather conditions and be 
able to lift and carry up to 40lbs across varied and sandy terrain.     
Must be willing to work weekends, holidays, and irregular hours 
(dependent upon wildlife and weather);     Must have access to a vehicle 
for daily driving between sites; Preference will be given to applicants 
pursuing a career/degree in wildlife biology/management, ecology, 
zoology, environmental science, biology, or related field, however all 
are encouraged to apply;     Must pass a background records check (CORI, 
SORI and driver’s).     Benefits:  This is an unpaid internship.  
Housing may be available; field travel reimbursement will be provided.  
For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/cwp  Commitment: A 
minimum of 10 weeks (including some weekends and the 4th of July 
holiday), beginning no later than mid-May 2015.  Trainees should expect 
to commit to a maximum of 35 hours per week.  To apply for this 
position: Please send a cover letter (specify position(s) for which you 
are applying and dates of availability), resume and list of three 
references via email (EM: coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org).   
Additional Comments:  In addition to submitting your resume, cover 
letter and references, please complete a short cover page questionnaire 
at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/coastalbirdjobs; your application will 
not be processed without completion/receipt of the items above. 
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as interviews 
will begin in January, and positions will be filled by Mar 1, 2015.     
Contact: (EM: coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org).

FIELD TECHNICIAN - HENSLOW’S SPARROW Seasonal Fecundity and Habitat Use: 
Missouri  at University of Nebraska-Omaha.  Website: 
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/unomaha/default.cfm  Location: SW 
Missouri.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 
2.  Application Deadline: 9 Feb 2015.  Job Description: Description: 
Field technicians (2) 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: Experience: Preference will be given to applicants with 
previous nest searching experience, especially ground nesting birds. 
Mist-netting and songbird banding experience is desired by 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 April 27th is preferred with the season 
running to July 31st. Housing will be provided.   To Apply: Application 
process: Applicants must submit an online application to the University 
website. Please go to 
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/unomaha/default.cfm, click on Job 
Opportunities. Scroll down and search for "Field Assistant" to locate 
the online application for the position. 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 on 9 February 2015. 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.

BIRD STUDIES CANADA SUMMER INTERN POSITIONS – Bird Studies Canada – 
Ontario Region is hiring up to 8 motivated and experienced field 
research technicians for 5 field projects taking place throughout 
southern Ontario. Positions begin in May and are 2 to 4 months in 
duration. Most have different qualification requirements (e.g., able to 
identify birds by
sound, bird banding experience, etc..) and all require prior experience 
identifying and working with migratory birds. If you wish to apply for 
more than one position, please submit a single application, clearly 
listing all positions to which you would like to apply. Please ensure 
that your cover letter and resume demonstrate that you meet the 
essential qualifications for all positions to which you apply. While 
Bird Studies Canada welcomes all applications, only those applicants who 
are selected for an interview will be contacted. Note: Some positions 
may be funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program, and therefore some 
hiring preference may be giving to applicants that meet eligibility 
criteria (below). However, applicants not meeting eligibility are still 
encouraged to apply.  To meet eligibility criteria for Canada Summer 
Jobs funding, the candidate must: • Be between 15 and 30 years of age; • 
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 or permanent resident or have 
official refugee protection status under the Immigration and Refugee 
Protection Act (foreign students are not eligible); and • Be legally 
entitled to work in Canada, according to relevant provincial/territorial 
legislation and regulations. Please indicate in your cover letter 
whether you meet the Canada Summer jobs eligibility requirements. Field 
research technician positions available: 1) SOUTHERN ONTARIO FOREST 
BIRDS AT RISK PROJECT – 2 RESEARCH TECHNICIANS Bird Studies Canada (BSC) 
is seeking 2 motivated and experienced field research assistants to 
survey for forest songbirds at risk in southwestern Ontario. Target 
species include: Acadian Flycatcher, Cerulean Warbler, Louisiana 
Waterthrush and Prothonotary Warbler. Positions are 3 to 4 months in 
duration and begin May 4, 2015, and are based out of BSC’s headquarters 
in Port Rowan, Ontario, although field work will require travel around 
southwestern ON. Duties will include: 1. Extensive field work; nest 
searching and monitoring, bird surveys (e.g., point counts, area 
searches, territory mapping), habitat and vegetation sampling, plus some 
Louisiana Waterthrush banding and re-sighting of banded birds, etc. 2. 
Entering and organizing data and maintaining databases 3. Communicating 
with landowners, volunteers and the general public ESSENTIAL 
QUALIFICATIONS: - strong knowledge of southern Ontario birds (able to 
identify by both sight and sound) and their habitats - Solid 
understanding of bird sampling techniques - Experience conducting point 
counts - High level of organization and record keeping - Strong verbal 
communication skills - Able to work in a team - Valid driver’s license - 
Valid First Aid certification (obtained before start date) - Comfortable 
working early mornings - Able to work independently with little 
supervision ASSETS: - Experience banding and handling songbirds - 
Experience with orientation (GPS, compass, maps) - Experience camping - 
Experience delivering stewardship or outreach programs - Data management 
- Working towards, or holds, a B.Sc. in biology or related field - Meet 
Canada Summer Jobs requirements SALARY: $2,300 - $2,500 (CDN) per month, 
plus legal benefits and accommodations (tent-camping or bunkhouse). 2) 
AERIAL INSECTIVORE PROJECT –RESEARCH TECHNICIAN Bird Studies Canada is 
seeking one highly motivated field research assistant to help with the 
delivery of stewardship, research and monitoring activities for several 
aerial insectivore species at risk in southern Ontario including Bank 
and Barn Swallow. This position starts at the beginning of May and is 3 
to 4 months in duration. The position is based out of Bird Studies 
Canada’s headquarters in Port Rowan, Ontario but will require travel 
throughout southern Ontario. Duties will include: 1. Extensive field 
work; nest searching and monitoring, bird surveys (e.g., point counts, 
area searches, territory mapping), habitat sampling, capturing and 
handling birds at nest sites, application of radio and nano-tag 
transmitters, and manual radio tracking. 2. Entering data and 
maintaining databases. 3. Communicating with landowners, volunteers and 
the general public. 4. Assisting with the development of technical 
reports and publications. ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: - Good knowledge of 
southern Ontario birds, particularly aerial insectivores, including 
their biology and conservation issues - Able to identify aerial 
insectivore species by sight and sound - Solid understanding of bird 
sampling techniques - Desire to work with private landowners and the 
public to promote voluntary stewardship activities - High level of 
organization, initiative and good record keeping - Strong verbal 
communication skills - Comfortable conducting field work in rural, urban 
and forest environments - Valid driver’s licence - Valid first aid 
certification (obtained before start date) ASSETS: - Knowledge and/or 
experience with population sampling techniques (point counts) - 
Stewardship or outreach experience, particularly related to species at 
risk - Experience banding and handling songbirds - Experience with 
orientation (GPS, compass, maps) - Data management - Working towards, or 
in possession of, a B.Sc. in biology (or related field). - Meet Canada 
Summer Jobs requirements SALARY: $2,300 - $2,500 (CDN) per month, plus 
legal benefits and housing accommodations.  3) CERULEAN WARBLER PROJECT 
- 2 RESEARCH TECHNICIANS Bird Studies Canada (BSC) is seeking 2 
motivated and experienced field technicians to survey for Cerulean 
Warbler in the Frontenac Region. Positions are 2.5 months in duration 
and begin May 25, 2015, and will be based primarily out of Queen’s 
University Biological Station, although field work will require some 
overnight travel and camping and initial training will be based out of 
Port Rowan, Ontario. Duties will include: - Conducting daily point 
counts for Cerulean Warbler - Additional area searches for Cerulean 
Warbler - Setting out automated recording devices - Data checking and 
entry ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: - Excellent knowledge of southern 
Ontario birds, including the ability to identify most songbirds by sound 
- Experience conducting point counts - Experience with orientation, GPS, 
compass, maps and competent at navigating to pre-determined points both 
on and off road - Ability to work in a team - Able to work independently 
with relatively little supervision - High level of organization, 
initiative and good record keeping - Comfortable conducting field work 
in forest environments, working outdoors for long hours, early morning 
starts and camping - Valid driver’s licence - Valid First Aid 
Certification (obtained before start date) ASSETS: - Experience 
surveying for Cerulean Warbler or in the Frontenac Area - Meet Canada 
Summer Jobs requirements SALARY: $2,300 - 2,500 (CDN) per month, plus 
legal benefits and housing accommodations. 4) WHIP-POOR-WILL PROJECT – 
RESEARCH TECHNICIAN Bird Studies Canada is seeking one highly motivated 
field research technician to assist with a study of the Eastern 
Whip-poor-will breeding population in Norfolk County. This position 
starts in mid-May and is 2 to 2.5 months in duration. The position is 
based out of Bird Studies Canada’s headquarters in Port Rowan, Ontario. 
Local accommodation can be arranged. Duties will include: - Conducting 
nocturnal point counts for Eastern Whip-poor-will (from trails and 
roadsides) - Conducting nocturnal territory mapping using GPS and 
compass in a conservation reserve - Assist with capture and banding of 
Eastern Whip-poor-wills - Collecting habitat data - Data entry and 
checking and plotting locations. - Assisting with other projects 
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: - Keen interest in birds, forest management 
and/or biology. - Comfortable conducting field work at night in a forest 
environment with lots of poison ivy, mosquitoes and ticks. - Good 
hearing and sense of direction - Able to navigate at night using GPS, 
compass and map - High level of organization, initiative and good record 
keeping - Good verbal and written communication skills - Valid driver’s 
licence with clean good driving record. - Valid First Aid Certification 
(obtained before start date) - Some previous fieldwork experience 
ASSETS: - Working towards, or in possession of, a B.Sc. in biology (or 
related field). - Meet Canada Summer Jobs requirements SALARY: $2,300 to 
$2,500 (CDN) per month, plus mandatory employment benefits and housing 
accommodations.  5) GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER PROJECT - 3 Research 
Technicians (2 Surveyors and 1 Bander) Bird Studies Canada (BSC) is 
seeking 3 motivated and experienced technicians to either: 1) survey for 
Golden-winged Warbler, or 2) assist in conducting genetic study of 
Golden-winged and Blue-winged Warbler. All positions are 2.5 months in 
duration and begin mid-May. Field work will occur across Ontario from 
the Haliburton to Frontenac Regions. Accommodations will include 
tent-camping as well as cabins. Duties will include: - Point counts and 
area searches from Golden-winged Warbler (technicians conducting 
surveys) - Capturing, using mist nets, banding and collecting genetic 
samples from Golden-winged and Blue-winged Warblers (technician 
assisting with genetic study) - Data checking and entry ESSENTIAL 
QUALIFICATIONS FOR SURVEY TECHNICIANS: - Excellent knowledge of southern 
Ontario birds, including the ability to identify most songbirds by sight 
and sound - Experience conducting point counts - Experience with 
orientation, GPS, compass, maps and competent at navigating to 
pre-determined points both on and off road ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR 
GENETIC STUDY TECHNICIAN: - Experience capturing and banding songbirds 
(e.g., minimum of 400 birds banded) - Excellent knowledge of southern 
Ontario birds, including ability to identify by sight - Able to set up 
mist nets - Knowledge of the Bander’s Code of Ethics ASSET 
QUALIFICATIONS FOR GENETIC STUDY TECHNICIAN: - Experience target netting 
passerines - Experience collecting blood from songbirds - Certified by 
the North American Banding Council - Competent at aging and sexing 
songbirds - Able to identify birds by sound - Experience conducting 
point counts and area searches ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR ALL 
TECHNICIANS: - Ability to work in a team - Able to work independently 
with relatively little supervision - High level of organization, 
initiative and good record keeping - Comfortable conducting field work 
in forest environments, working outdoors for long hours, early morning 
starts and camping - Valid driver’s licence - Valid First Aid 
Certification (obtained before start date) ASSETS FOR ALL TECHNICIANS: - 
Experience surveying for songbirds at risk - Wilderness First Aid 
Experience - Meet Canada Summer Jobs requirements SALARY: $2,300 - 
$2,500 (CDN) per month, plus legal benefits and housing accommodations. 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 16, 2015 (interviews will be conducted 
between February 23 and 24, 2015), , or until a qualified candidate is 
found. To apply send a short cover letter, highlighting your 
qualifications, plus your resume, and three references to KRISTYN 
RICHARDSON (EM: krichardson AT birdscanada.org). Applications that fail 
to highlight relevant qualifications and experience will not be 
considered. As well, please indicate in your cover letter whether you 
meet Canada Summer Jobs eligibility criteria



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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  at San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory.  Website: 
http://www.sfbbo.org  Location: Milpitas, CA.  Duration: 3 weeks. Job 
Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 8 Feb 2015.  Job Description: 
The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) is seeking a full-time 
Executive Director. SFBBO is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation located 
in Milpitas, CA dedicated to the conservation of birds and their 
habitats through science and outreach. In 2015, SFBBO will have 8 
full-time staff, 6 part-time staff, 3 full-time interns, and an annual 
budget of $750,000. Established in 1981, SFBBO has 34 years of 
experience conducting avian and habitat restoration research as well as 
undertaking community outreach in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our work 
contributes to land management decisions that address local conservation 
challenges of concern to resource agencies, policymakers, and California 
citizens. Our work promotes an ethic of environmental stewardship in Bay 
Area citizens. SFBBO enjoys a long-term relationship with Don Edwards 
San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge and the South Bay Salt Pond 
Restoration Project through a variety of projects, such as the Snowy 
Plover Recovery Program, monitoring of pond-dependent waterbird 
populations, and breeding population studies of colonial waterbirds. We 
have operated the Coyote Creek Field Station, our bird banding station, 
since 1982, and our Landbird Program is conducting several additional 
studies of landbird communities beyond the field station. Other projects 
focus on the conservation and restoration of tidal marsh and upland 
transitional zones in partnership with resource agencies and nonprofit 
groups. We provide many opportunities for SFBBO members and other Bay 
Area residents to directly engage the natural history and science of the 
San Francisco Bay Area through classes, walks, citizen science projects 
and a variety of events for families and adults. Our team of over 100 
long-standing, dedicated volunteers greatly enhances the reach of our 
science. The Executive Director leads all aspects of SFBBO and reports 
to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is looking for an 
action-oriented leader, with the ability to inspire staff, volunteers, 
members, donors and partners toward the common goal of SFBBO’s mission. 
The Executive Director: • Implements SFBBO’s strategic plan; oversees 
all current programs; develops and implements new initiatives; annually 
evaluates organizational effectiveness; promotes programs and fosters 
collaborative relationships with partners, resource agencies, funders 
and the community. • Writes grants and pursues program-related 
contracts; oversees the development and implementation of a diversified 
fundraising plan; maintains and builds upon current funding sources 
including grants, contracts, and donations; creates opportunities for 
and supports Board fundraising efforts. • Works with staff to develop 
the scientific direction for the organization, oversees the quality of 
work undertaken, convenes the Scientific Advisory Board to move the 
forward the science conducted at SFBBO, and supports efforts that 
enhance the reputation of the organization in the scientific community. 
• Develops annual organization budget and tracks performance against 
budget, administers grants and contracts, prepares monthly finance 
reports for Board Finance Committee, adheres to procedures as outlined 
in Financial Policy. • Hires, trains, supervises, mentors, and supports 
staff; complies with all organizational and legal requirements for 
hiring and employment practices; conducts annual staff performance 
reviews. • Assists Board leadership in recruiting, orienting, training, 
and mobilizing new Board members to support our mission, provides the 
Board with pertinent and timely information for decision making and 
organizational evaluation.  Qualifications: The SFBBO Board of Directors 
is seeking a proven leader with excellent communication and 
organizational skills, as well as a background in conservation science. 
Candidates should possess the following qualifications: • Academic, 
non-profit or professional work in conservation/wildlife science, 
ideally in avian research; • Experience in organizational leadership 
with excellent personnel management skills; • Successful management of 
programs and their administration; • Successful grant-writing and/or 
other fundraising experience; • Experience managing staff and building a 
working team; • Proven success building collaborative partnerships; • 
Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate to diverse 
audiences; • Budget management skills; • Experience with strategic 
planning. The following qualifications are assets: • Ph.D. or M.S. in 
biology, ecology or a related field with an emphasis on wildlife 
ecology, field studies, and ideally (but not necessarily) avian 
conservation; • Familiarity with Bay Area ecosystems, conservation 
organizations, agencies, and other influential conservation partners; • 
Experience working in a non-profit organization; • Experience working 
with government and resource agencies.  To apply please submit a cover 
letter, a resume, and a list of 3 references to Board Chairs LYNNE 
TRULIO and BRIAN FULFROST at (EM: executivesearch AT sfbbo.org). Review 
of applications will begin February 7, 2015. The position will remain 
open until filled. Salary commensurate with experience. SFBBO offers a 
competitive benefits package with health care, dental, and vision 
coverage, plus 20 days paid time off/year. Some weekend and evening work 
will be required. For additional organizational information, please see 
our website at http://www.sfbbo.org. SFBBO is an Equal Opportunity 
Employer.

FIELD TECHNICIAN- SNOWY PLOVER DEMOGRAPHICS AND ROAD MORTALITY  at SUNY 
College of Environmental Science and Forestry.  Website: 
http://www.jcohenlab.weebly.com  Location: Pensacola Beach, FL. 
Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 
2015.  Job Description: SUNY College of Environmental Science and 
Forestry is seeking one field technicians to assist a Ph.D. student 
studying wildlife road mortality and snowy plover population 
demographics at Gulf Islands National Seashore, FL. This position runs 
from approximately April 8- August 1. Responsibilities include 
conducting vehicle and foot surveys for vertebrate carcasses, 
identifying and photo-documenting roadkill, deploying and monitoring 
experimental carcasses, searching for snowy plover nests and broods on 
foot, resighting color banded birds, capturing and banding adults and 
chicks, and radio-tagging and radio-tracking chicks. Technicians will 
also be expected to use hand-held GPS units, digital cameras, 
radio-telemetry equipment, spotting scopes, and to enter data daily 
using Microsoft Office Suite. Technician will be required to operate a 
work vehicle for surveying and monitoring, and operation of a UTV may 
also be required. This position also requires interacting with park 
visitors and representing the project in a professional manner in 
addition to working closely and collaboratively with National Park 
Service staff. Position will require working long hours, including 
weekends, sometimes 6 days a week. Technician will work cooperatively as 
part of a small team, and be supervised by a PhD student and/or a Crew 
Leader. Wages are $400 per week, plus free shared housing and mileage 
reimbursement for any work-related travel.  Qualifications: Applicant 
must hold a B.S. or B.A. in wildlife science, biology, ecology, or a 
related field. Applicant must be self-motivated, able to work 
independently, highly organized, in good physical condition, enjoy 
walking up to 10 miles in soft sand carrying a pack and scope, and be 
able to tolerate hot summer temperatures on the Gulf of Mexico. Minimum 
of six months prior experience working in the field is required for this 
position. Shorebird monitoring, bird handling, and radiotelemetry 
experience are preferred. Applicant must have a valid U.S. driver's 
license, a personal vehicle for travel off-site (and occasionally 
between work sites).  To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume/CV, 
and the email addresses and phone numbers of 3 references to MAUREEN 
DURKIN (EM: mmdurkin AT syr.edu) by February 15. Applications will be 
reviewed as they are received.

RIVERINE BIRD BIOLOGISTS  at University of Montana.  Location: Montana.  
Duration: mid May – late July 2015 Number of Openings: 2. Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Job Description: The University of Montana is seeking 
experienced field biologists to conduct point count bird surveys and 
vegetation sampling along the Missouri and Madison Rivers of Montana, 
with possibility of continued employment on habitat studies in the Upper 
Missouri River Breaks National Monument. Following training, biologists 
will work as a pair canoeing 10-30 river miles/day and camping in 
beautiful and remote areas with minimal supervision. Applicants should 
be enthusiastic, physically fit, and can expect long hours, and 
spectacular country. Primitive camping and some multi-day river trips 
required. Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have experience 
conducting bird surveys, especially point counts, with the ability to 
identify western bird species by sight and sound and have some knowledge 
of western flora. Applicants must be able to work alone, follow detailed 
protocols, and hike uneven terrain. Experience boating and navigating in 
the backcountry preferred. A valid driver’s license, binoculars, camping 
gear, and a strong work ethic are required. To Apply: Please send a 
cover letter detailing your bird identification knowledge and experience 
and dates of availability, resume, and contact information for 3 
references as a single document to ANNA NOSON (EM: anna.noson AT 
umontana.edu). Positions open until filled.



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STATION SCIENTIST/ BANDER-IN-CHARGE  at Bruce Peninsula Bird 
Observatory.  Website: www.bpbo.ca  Location: Cabot Head, Bruce 
Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.  Duration: 2 months spring, 3 months fall.  
Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2015.  Job 
Description: Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory (BPBO), near Tobermory, 
Ontario, Canada, seeks experienced bird bander with an excellent 
knowledge of eastern North American birds, strong research skills, 
excellent interpersonal skills, and a strong work ethic to be Station 
Scientist/ Bander-in-Charge at its Cabot Head Research Station (CHRS) to 
lead its migration monitoring program from April 15 to June 10 and 
August 15 to November 1, with possibility of summer extension (project 
funding dependent).   Qualifications: • A valid bird banding permit or 
subpermit for Canada • High competency in migration monitoring and bird 
identification skills (visual and auditory) • Bachelor degree in biology 
or environmental sciences, graduate degree preferred. • Drivers licence 
valid in Canada and personal vehicle • Experience supervising volunteers 
and staff • Excellent communication and problem solving skills • 
Knowledge of Spanish is an asset (in connection with BPBO's ongoing 
Nicaragua Program)  To Apply: Send application to TED CHESKEY (EM: 
echeskey AT videotron.ca) along with CV and contact information for 3 
references.



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LONG TERM VOLUNTEER MIGRATION MONITORING  at Bruce Peninsula Bird 
Observatory.  Website: http://www.bpbo.ca  Location: Cabot Head, Bruce 
Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.  Duration: up to 6 weeks.  Job Type: 
Volunteer. Number of Openings: 2-4.  Application Deadline: 6 Mar 2015.  
Job Description: Are you interested in observing and banding migrating 
birds for science? Then, you can volunteer at Cabot Head Research 
Station on Bruce Peninsula in Ontario. The Bruce Peninsula Bird 
Observatory (www.bpbo.ca) is looking for experienced, or not, volunteers 
to assist the Station Scientist/ bander-in-charge, in spring (April 15 - 
June 12) for migration monitoring. Housed on site in a well-furnished 
cottage (internet available), volunteers help in all aspects of the 
observatory activities. Every day, banding starts half an hour before 
sunrise. During 6 hours, the 15 mist nets are checked every half hour 
and captured birds are retrieved and brought back to the banding lab 
where they are banded. Observations also take place at the same time. 
Immediately after, data for the day are compiled. Afternoons are time 
for housekeeping, small maintenance projects, and exploration of the 
wonderful Bruce Peninsula (National Park, Georgian Bay…). Volunteers who 
stay at least 3 weeks may apply for $8/day for their food. Housing is 
offered for every one in a co-ed bedroom.  Qualifications: Ability to 
identify birds by sound, and or experience extracting birds from mist 
nets is preferred but not essential To Apply: To get more information, 
visit our website at http://www.bpbo.ca (on-line application form) and 
register as volunteer or contact (EM: echeskey AT videotron.ca)

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at Department of Applied Ecology, North Carolina 
State University.  Website: http://appliedecology.cals.ncsu.edu/  
Location: Buxton NC & Harkers Island, NC.  Duration: 3 months.  Job 
Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 
2015.  Job Description: The North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife 
Research Unit at North Carolina State University is hiring technicians 
to assist on a research project monitoring American Oystercatcher 
nesting behavior, physiology, and reproductive success. As part of the 
project, technicians will be using 4WD vehicles and/or ATVs to survey 
for nesting oystercatchers, monitor nests, and maintain video and audio 
equipment at nests. A large portion of the work includes driving. 
Technicians will be trained on equipment maintenance and data entry, but 
will be expected to be highly self-sufficient throughout the season. 
Equipment can weigh up to 50 lbs., which technicians must be able to 
carry up to 50 meters over loose sand. Other duties include, but are not 
limited to: data entry, video and audio record processing, and 
oystercatcher banding. Technicians will be living and working closely in 
a public setting with National Park Service staff, so maintaining 
communication and professionalism is necessary. Those hired will be 
stationed at one of two field locations, Cape Hatteras National Seashore 
or Cape Lookout National Seashore. The Cape Hatteras field site is 
within easy access to grocery stores and can be easily accessed by road. 
The Cape Lookout field site is on a more remote island, must be accessed 
by ferry, and the closest grocery is an hour drive away on the mainland. 
A flexible schedule and ability to work odd hours is required. Weather 
conditions can be unpredictable (including heavy wind and rain, as well 
as extreme heat and sun). Communal housing will be provided while in the 
field. Positions are full-time, temporary, and lasting roughly from the 
end of March to early July. Technicians will be part of a team 
conducting research with important implications for American 
Oystercatcher management and on arguably one of the most beautiful 
coastlines in the United States. Qualifications: REQUIRED: BS in 
Biological Sciences or related field. Must have experience monitoring 
wildlife. Candidates must be able to perform tedious tasks and work full 
days with direct sunlight, heat, humidity, rain, wind and/or bugs. 
Candidates must have strong observational skills, strong attention to 
detail and be self-driven with a demonstrated ability to work 
efficiently under little supervision and as part of a team. Flexibility 
and an ability to live in rustic, communal housing is also required. 
Candidates must be willing and able to acquire ATV safety certification. 
A valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, ability to lift 50 lbs., 
and basic computer skills are required. Candidates will also be required 
to pass federal and state background checks. PREFERRED: Experience using 
MS Access and Excel for data entry and management as well as experience 
with electronics will be helpful. Preference will be given to candidates 
with experience searching for and monitoring nesting shorebirds and 
observing shorebird behavior. Experience driving 4WD vehicles on sandy 
terrain is highly desirable.  To Apply: Submit application materials 
online through the NCSU jobs site: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/47096 
Application review will begin immediately and continue until positions 
are filled.
Subject: Birdjobs -- January 18, 2015
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:18:36 -0500
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VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTSHIP IN SWITZERLAND –  Two field assistant 
positions to study oxidative stress in relation to social status in 
house sparrows in Switzerland. We are seeking for two (2) research 
assistants for the upcoming breeding season to join a project 
investigating the impact of oxidative stress and social status on the 
development of reproductive strategies in house sparrow. The research 
will be conducted in Bern, Switzerland. The work will start on 1st of 
April and will continue through early/mid July. Our project investigates 
how males with different positions in a dominance hierarchy allocate 
their antioxidant resources to the protection of their sperm vs. the 
protection of their somatic functions, and how such allocation 
strategies affect the quality of the sperm they produce. The project is 
based at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland (PI Prof. Fabrice 
Helfenstein, PhD student Alfonso Rojas), but will be conducted at Hasli, 
Bern, Switzerland. The work of the volunteers will consist in carrying 
out an experiment in aviaries with house sparrows. This includes 
assisting the PhD student with catching and banding birds, behavioural 
observations, sample collection, data management and data analysis. 
During the conduct of the experiment we work 7 days a week and 10-12 
hours a day. Qualifications: (1) BSc or higher in Biology or similar 
qualification (2) Ability to work and live in small groups and sociable 
personality (3) Fluent in English (French and/or German are a plus, but 
not essential)  (4) Ability to endure long working days (5) Knowledge in 
observing & handling birds is a plus (6) Driving license. This is a 
volunteer field assistant position, thus the applicant should cover 
his/her travel expenses and food. Accommodation expenses will be covered 
(up to 500.-CHF/month). Applications - including a CV and a letter of 
motivation (1 pg.) - should be send to both: FABRICE HELFENSTEIN (EM: 
fabrice.helfenstein AT unine.ch) AND ALFONSO ROJAS (EM: alf.roja AT 
gmail.com). Please use “Volunteer Assistant in Switzerland” as the 
subject and note your availability during this time period in the body 
of the e-mail. Applications received until 15th of February 2014 will be 
given full consideration. Do not hesitate to contact us for further 
information.

WHIP-POOR-WILL FIELD ASSISTANT  – Agency: University of Massachusetts 
Amherst.  Field assistant needed for a study of the ecology of breeding 
whippoorwills at Fort Drum in New York from mid-May through July, with 
the possibility of extension. Duties will include conducting nocturnal 
surveys for calling whippoorwills and taking habitat measurements, and 
potentially nest searching, capture and radio telemetry. The successful 
applicant with have prior field experience with birds and an excellent 
work ethic. Preference will be given to applicants with previous nest 
finding, mistnetting and/or telemetry experience. Salary is $500/wk, 
plus housing. To apply send a CV and contact information for three 
references to (EM: dking AT fs.fed.us). Review of applications will 
commence February 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

HAWK COUNTER – Brockway Mountain, Copper Harbor, Michigan.  Brockway 
Mountain Hawk Watch is seeking a skilled raptor counter for the 2015 
spring season – March 15th through June 15th at Brockway Mountain, near 
Copper Harbor in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Pay will be $5,000 for an 
experienced counter.  The counter is responsible for maintaining the 
eight hour long count six days a week, with one day off per week. The 
primary focus is on raptors, but all migrants are to be recorded 
(significant goose, loon and passerine migrations are annually observed 
here). Preferred applicants will be able to identify all regularly 
occurring eastern North American bird species. Migration is fantastic 
here: seasonal average is 17,577 raptors, on some days many hawks pass 
by at eye level!  Additional duties include documenting any rarities 
observed, entering data into an Excel spreadsheet, posting totals to 
HawkCount.org, and posting updates to the count’s sightings blog. At the 
end of the count season, the counter will summarize the data in a 
seasonal report; a template report from 2014 will be available for an 
example. Housing is provided in the nearby Village of Copper Harbor. The 
housing comes with a full kitchen, as well as phone line and 
long-distance calling card (cell phones work at the count site, but not 
at the house).    This is a VERY tough count. Conditions will be cold 
and windy for the first 6-8 weeks.  The counter will reach the count 
site by ATV with snow tracks for the first month or so.  The organizers 
will provide the snowmobile (and fuel) but the counter will drive it to 
work each day. When the road to the Count Site is snow free, the counter 
will need their own automobile to reach the site. Limited groceries can 
be purchased in Copper Harbor; the nearest town for full groceries is 40 
minutes away in Calumet. The count site is beautiful but lonely; very 
few visitors can be expected early in the season. The position will be 
open until 10 February, 2015, or a suitable applicant is hired.  If 
interested please contact:  LOUIE DOMBROSKI (EM: louie_dombroski AT 
yahoo.com).

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS NEEDED (2) – Behavioral ecology of Red-backed 
and Variegated fairy-wrens - Location: Queensland, Australia. Duration: 
3 months.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 2.  Description: 
Volunteer field assistants needed from May 20, 2015 – Aug. 20, 2015 
(dates are flexible, a longer stay is also a possibility) for a study of 
the social and non-breeding behavior of Red-backed and Variegated 
fairy-wrens in Queensland, Australia. Research will focus on continuing 
a long-term monitoring project and conducting several studies of 
graduate students from Cornell University (additional information at 
http://www.nbb.cornell.edu/neurobio/websterlab/index.html and 
http://www.josephwelklin.com). Duties include target netting, behavioral 
observations, territory mapping, and data entry. Previous experience 
with mist netting, banding, and color band resighting is highly desired. 
Bleeding experience is also preferred, but not required. The study site 
is rugged, and venomous snakes, spiders, and ticks are quite common. 
Therefore, applicants must be able to hike rough areas off-trail and 
maintain a positive and energetic attitude despite long hours in 
variable weather conditions. Work schedules and duties will vary, so 
flexibility is a must. Assistants will enjoy fantastic wildlife viewing 
opportunities (Wallabies, platypus, koalas, kookaburra, etc.), proximity 
to Queensland rainforest and the surrounding area of Brisbane. Food and 
housing will be provided, however, assistants will have to provide their 
own airfare to and from Brisbane, Australia. Review of applications will 
begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled (~ late 
February 2015). To apply, please send cover letter detailing interests 
and previous experience as well as dates of availability, CV, and a list 
of 3 references to JOE WELKLIN (EM: jfw96 AT cornell.edu). Please feel 
free to enquire with any questions pertinent to the application process 
or on the project in general.

ALASKA SEALIFE CENTER SUMMER INTERNSHIP – Alaska SeaLife Center’s Summer 
2015 internship deadline has been extended until 1/26/2015 for a number 
of our internships. To apply please visit (URL: 
http://www.alaskasealife.org).   The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is 
sponsoring an internship program for college students or graduates who 
are interested in gaining an educational experience in a world-class 
marine facility. ASLC internships offer a well-rounded, educational 
experience in a variety of areas within the Center. Depending on the 
type of internship, duties may include assisting aquarium, avian or 
marine mammal staff with animal husbandry tasks; helping with 
marine-related research projects as support in our education department. 
Interns will be required to participate in a variety of areas and all 
interns are required to participate to some extent in the interpretive 
aspects of our operation. Interns will not be permitted to participate 
in ASLC activities on vessels unless specified in the internship.  
Opportunities are available in the following areas for the summer 2015 
season: Avian Husbandry; Dive/Aquarium Husbandry;   Eider (Sea Duck) 
Husbandry; Interpretation - Avian;   Interpretation - Education; 
Interpretation - Eider;   Interpretation - Mammals;   Interpretation - 
Marketing;   Interpretation - National Park Service; Interpretation - 
Steller SeaLion Video Monitoring - Chiswell Project;   Steller Sea Lion 
Video Monitoring - Chiswell Project.

SPRING MIGRATION FIELD INTERNS – Organization: Smithsonian Migratory 
Bird Center.  Web Address: 
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/migratorybirds/  Location: Matagorda and 
Calhoun Counties, TX.  Duration: 16 March to 12 May 2015.   Job Type: 
Internship  # of Positions: 3  Application deadline: 15 Feb 2015.  Job 
Description:  Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center is seeking one (1) LEAD 
BANDER and two (2) BANDING INTERNS for a high volume spring migration 
site on the Texas Gulf Coast. This is an opportunity to collect 
important data on Nearctic-Neotropical landbird migrants at a stopover 
hotspot along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Bird banding 
interns will gain experience extracting songbirds from mist-nets and 
bird identification as well as entering and proofing data.   
Qualifications: The LEAD BANDER must have extensive experience operating 
mist nets, extracting, processing, and ageing/ sexing large numbers of 
songbirds. The lead bander will be responsible for overseeing two 
interns and ensuring proper care and maintenance of banding gear and 
living facilities. BANDING INTERNS must have some experience extracting 
songbirds from mist-nets. Candidates will be expected to work long hours 
in the field six to seven days a week followed by data entry and 
proofing. Candidates must be able to handle hot-humid conditions, biting 
insects, and a few venomous snakes with a good attitude. All applicants 
must be available for the full duration of the project, have a valid 
driver’s license, and have their own reliable vehicle to travel to the 
site.    Compensation: A stipend of $450/ week for the LEAD BANDER and 
$400/ week for the BANDING INTERNS will be provided. Comfortable housing 
at the site will also be provided. Application Instructions: Send the 
following as one document: 1) a letter of interest highlighting your 
dates of availability and relevant experience, 2) a CV and 3) the names 
and contact information for three references that can attest to your 
experience and suitability for this position. Send application materials 
as one document to TIM GUIDA (EM: GUIDAT AT SI.edu). Please put SPRING 
MIGRATION as the subject line of your email application. Review of 
applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are 
filled.

FULL-TIME ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERNSHIPS – Position available 
starting beginning of March 2015.  Two internship tracks available. 
Tracy Aviary, Salt Lake City, UT.     Internship begins week of March 3 
2015 and ends no sooner than September 2 2015. This position requires a 
40 hour a week commitment over a period of six months. Work hours 
require applicants to be freely available between 8am and 5pm during 
their designated work week for the entire duration of service.  Position 
will require a set schedule of five consecutive work days. Days off may 
be scheduled mid-week. Work schedule will change between spring and 
summer season. Position may require evening hours.  Interns must secure 
their own housing for the duration of the internship.  DUTIES: This 
position provides hands-on training and experience with the fundamentals 
of environmental education best practices, program facilitation, and 
lesson plan creation. During the summer months, it will focus on either 
wetland and watershed education, or community outreach and natural 
interpretation, depending on the internship track. The specific duties 
of this position will shift depending on the season. March-May, both 
internship tracks will primarily include in scope: -Planning, developing 
materials, and facilitating interactive experiences, tours, scout 
workshops, and other educational programs for visitors at Tracy Aviary.  
-Facilitating wetland education programs for schools and community 
groups on-site.  -Planning, developing materials for, and teaching 
children’s spring break camp programs.     June-September, the Watershed 
Education track will primarily include in scope:  -Providing daily on- 
and off-site, watershed-focused interpretation and tours at multiple 
locations to members of the public. Interpretation and tours will be 
performed for a wide variety of age groups.  -Training in interpretation 
and presentation of a comprehensive range of watershed ecology topics 
within a variety of circumstances and to a variety of audiences. 
-Developing and implementing a capstone internship project. 
June-September, the Community Nature Education track will primarily 
include in scope:  -Providing daily off-site nature interpretation and 
exploration programs at multiple locations to members of the public. 
Programming will be performed for a wide variety of age groups.  
-Training in interpretation and presentation of a comprehensive range of 
local nature topics within a -variety of circumstances and to a variety 
of audiences.  -Developing and implementing a capstone internship 
project.     PLEASE NOTE prior experience not required—we provide 
on-the-job training and education to prepare interns for educating 
members of the public.     Other requirements may include assisting with 
events, completing maintenance/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.  COMPENSATION: $2400 
stipend for six months of service, disbursed bi-weekly. MINIMUM  
QUALIFICATIONS  Must speak, read, and write English fluently. 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.     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. HOW TO APPLY: Applications are being accepted immediately. 
No telephone calls please. Send a cover letter, one-page resume, and 
three references to JENN WATERHOUSE, Bird Programs Manager (EM: 
education AT tracyaviary.org).     Visit http://www.tracyaviary.org for 
more information regarding Tracy Aviary.

RAPTOR IDENTIFICATION-COUNTING COURSE  at Pronatura Veracruz A.C. 
Website: http://www.pronaturaveracruz.org  Location: Chichicaxtle, 
Veracruz, Mexico.  Duration: 20 days(Mar 19-Apr 07). Number of Openings: 
10.  Application Deadline: 22 Feb 2015.  Job Description: The Pronatura 
Veracruz River of Raptors program witnesses the greatest raptor 
migration spectacle on Earth. Every fall, in central Veracruz Mexico, an 
average of four and a half million raptors from over 25 species have 
been counted in Pronatura´s monitoring stations in their southward 
migratory journey! On a good day, over 100,000 migratory raptors and 
vultures can cover the skies; but, during a Big Day, over 500,000 have 
been counted! During the spring migration we have the opportunity to see 
the migration northward, although, the numbers are not comparable with 
the numbers in the Fall, bringing the opportunity to learn to identify 
the following Raptors (Osprey, Swainson´s Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk, 
Ret-tailed Hawk, Zone-Tailed Hawk, Gray Hawk, Roadside Hawk, 
Short-tailed Hawk, Cooper´s Hawk, Sharp-shined Hawk, Common-black Hawk, 
Black-collared Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, American Kestrel, Laughing 
Falcon, Bat Falcon, Aplomado Falcon, Crested Caracara, Northern Harrier, 
Hook-billed Kite, Mississippi Kite, Swallow-tailed Kite, Snail Kite, 
Turkey Vulture and Black Vulture). The observation location encounters 
the same species and the same flight behavior as in the fall, so 
participants will be able to gradually get the skill to count and 
identify a wide variety of raptors and also learn to estimate large 
flocks of raptors (some lines can have 10 thousand raptors and cross the 
sky in less than 10 minutes) similar to the way that the Veracruz River 
of Raptors counters count each fall. This raptor counting-identification 
course is perfect for those that want to join a raptor migration count 
site or improve their raptor identifications skill; it will be held 
during the peak of the spring migration March 19th to April 7th when 
thousands of raptor coming from their wintering grounds stream across 
the sky of central Veracruz. After this training course we expect you to 
be able to count and identify raptor species on your own, leave with an 
understanding of the patterns of raptor migration. You will be 
potentially certified by the Veracruz River of Raptors team to be hired 
in the Fall migration as a counter or assistant at the Veracruz River of 
Raptors or other watchsites in Central or North America, an experience 
that you can’t miss in your life. Some friendly evaluations are expected 
during the course to help participants improve. The course will be 
taught by expert counters of the Veracruz River of Raptors project 
(counters that have seen more than 20 million raptors in their lives) 
consists of practice and theory hours and day offs where we will take 
you to go birding around and meet Mexican birds like Laughing Falcon, 
Motmots, Parrots, Toucans, Oropendolas, native warblers like Painted 
Redstart or Red Warbler, delicious gastronomy and culture. The fee for 
this course is $1,400 USD housing and food is provided ($1200 USD 
without food and housing), ask for the program and apply! This position 
is limited to 10 people only!   To apply: Contact ELISA PERESBARBOSA 
(EM: rioderapaces AT pronaturaveracruz.org), Director of Pronatura 
Veracruz, (PH: +52 228 1865548) to receive all information about this 
training course, we will accept people speaking English or Spanish. 
Visit http://www.pronaturaveracruz.org and down load the registration. 
follow this link to get the registration form directly: 

http://www.pronaturaveracruz.org/PDFs/Raptor_identification_counting_course.pdf. 

In subject line please write: Raptor Identification-Counting course 2015 
when sending or asking information.

AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN (1)  at University of California, 
Berkeley.  Website: 
http://mvz.berkeley.edu/Grinnell/GBMojave/index.html  Location: Joshua 
Tree, Death Valley, and Mojave National Parks, CA.  Duration: 3 months.  
Job Type: Seasonal.  Job Description: One avian point count field 
technician (1) is needed from February 15 to May 15 2015. PLEASE NOTE: I 
am rehiring for a position on a team of two technicians, and position 
will be filled as soon as a qualified applicant is found. Technician is 
needed for a project studying the impacts of climate change on breeding 
bird distributions over the last 100 years. Survey sites primarily 
include lands in and adjacent to Joshua Tree and Death Valley National 
Parks and Mojave National Preserve. Duties will include: (i) conducting 
point counts along 2 km transects (accessed by road and/or on foot by 
trail); (ii) installation and removal of temporary recording equipment 
along survey transects; and (iii) surveying for habitat characteristics. 
Pay is $2167/month.   Qualifications: Technicians must have excellent 
eyesight and hearing and be able to identify birds by sight and 
call/song. In addition, applicants must be able to navigate roads with 
maps to find sites, maintain accurate records of each visit, and enjoy 
working outdoors. All applicants must have a valid driver's license and 
clean driving record. Ideally, applicants will have personal vehicle 
available for accessing transects (mileage reimbursed), however this is 
not required. Ideal candidates will: (i) be experienced in avian point 
count survey techniques and be able to identify birds of the California 
deserts by sight and sound OR be experienced in bird identification and 
willing to put in additional effort to learn local bird species (a list 
of the breeding and common migrant species in the area can be found at: 
https://www.cnr.berkeley.edu/beislab/Wetlands/birdlist2.html); (ii) be 
well-organized and self-motivated with a record of being able to conduct 
fieldwork independently; (iii) be able to walk long distances over 
rugged terrain while carrying 40 lbs or more of gear; (iv) have the 
ability to interface with the public when necessary; (v) be comfortable 
camping for up to 10 days at a time; and (vi) be able to provide their 
own basic camping equipment. Experience with GPS desirable but not 
required. Additional information on the study can be found at 
http://mvz.berkeley.edu/Grinnell/GBMojave/index.html. To apply please 
send as one document: (i) cover letter detailing your interest in the 
position and relevant experience, (ii) resume, and (iii) contact 
information (email and phone numbers) for three references by email to 
KELLY IKNAYAN, PhD student (Email: iknayank AT berkeley.edu) in the 
Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, University of 
California–Berkeley. Applications will be reviewed as they are received 
until the position is filled.

BIOLOGICAL FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. 
Website: http://www.west-inc.com  Location: Kern County, CA. Duration: 
One Year.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 6 Feb 2015.  Job 
Description: January, 2015: Biological Field Technician, Western 
EcoSystems Technologies, Inc. EMPLOYER: Western EcoSystems Technology, 
Inc. (www.west-inc.com) provides environmental and statistical 
consulting services and contracts research nationally and 
internationally to industry, government, and private organizations. 
LOCATION: Kern County, California POSITION (One full time term 
position): Primary duty is to conduct California condor/golden eagle 
monitoring at a wind energy development in Kern County, California. The 
biological technician will take part in a monitoring program that is 
unlike anything implemented to date at a wind energy facility anywhere 
in the world and will not only provide a test of state of the art 
technological solutions and their ability to eliminate California condor 
and/or golden eagle turbine collisions, but will also provide a unique 
opportunity to gain a better understanding of the interaction of these 
species and wind energy facilities. Compensation: Wage is 
$60,000.00/year., Health insurance provided, vehicle provided while on 
Project site. Qualifications: Work requires the ability to identify 
raptors present in the western US in general and southern California 
desert raptors specifically, by sight, sometimes at great distances. 
Must have demonstrable experience with California condor and/or golden 
eagle (preferably both), excellent birding and observation skills and be 
able to take detailed notes. Skilled use of telemetry equipment, GPS 
units, 4x4 vehicle, and other field equipment is required. Work may 
require hiking in rugged terrain. Work is approx. 32 – 55 hrs/week for 
one year, with the possibility of continuing for another 1 – 2 years 
depending upon performance on the job. Resumes/CVs will be reviewed as 
they are received. Work to begin as soon as the appropriate candidate is 
identified. Those applying MUST possess the following: * significant 
birding skills including particularly raptor ID experience * applicants 
with previous California condor/golden eagle experience preferred * 
excellent observation skills with good vision * ability to work 
independently and interact positively with project managers, clients, 
landowners, and other technicians * overall dedication to excellence and 
sense of pride in their work * good organizational skills, attention to 
detail, and flexibility * valid Driver’s License OTHER DESIRABLE 
experience or skills: * strong academic background and performance. B.S. 
degree in biology preferred. * experience surveying for California 
condors, golden eagles, and other raptors * experience conducting 
California condor, golden eagle (or other raptor species) behavioral 
observations 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. 
Contract will require 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 all-inclusive of the duties which may be 
associated with this position. WEST, Inc. reserves the right to change, 
modify this job description, job requirements, and 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.  TO APPLY: Visit the WEST careers 
page at: http://westinc.catsone.com/careers/ and see the post for 
Biological Field Technician - Kern County, CA. 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 references with phone numbers 
and email addresses

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS (3)  at University of Missouri-Columbia. 
Location: Fremont, Missouri.  Duration: 3-4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2015. Job 
Description: AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS (3) needed (April 1 or May 15) to 
assist with graduate research studying breeding bird response to pine 
savanna and woodland restoration throughout the Ozark Interior Highlands 
of southern Missouri (with brief visits to western Arkansas and eastern 
Oklahoma) with graduate student Melissa Roach and Dr. Frank Thompson at 
the University of Missouri. One technician will start April 1 while the 
other two positions start May 15. All positions end August 15, 2015. 
Primary duties will include 1) point count surveys for 19 focal species; 
2) nocturnal roadside surveys for Eastern Whip-poor-will and 
Chuck-will’s-widow; 3) nest searching and monitoring for 6 focal 
species; 4) vegetative sampling for nest sites; and 5) some data entry. 
The technician starting April 1 will be responsible for early-season 
nest searching (Pine Warbler and Eastern Towhee) and some nocturnal 
surveys. All other tasks will begin May 15 when the remainder of the 
crew arrives. Shared field housing and work vehicles are provided along 
with $10-13/hr (depending on experience) for 40 hours per week. Point 
counts are located throughout the Mark Twain and Ouachita National 
Forests, and as such, some travel and early mornings will be required.  
Qualifications: Applicants should be able to identify breeding birds of 
southern Missouri by sight and sound (or able to learn prior to start 
date). Prior experience with avian point counts is preferred, but 
training will be provided. Previous nest searching/monitoring experience 
is highly preferred (especially for the applicant wishing to start April 
1) but not required. Applicants must be able to tolerate early mornings, 
working at night, ticks, gnats, difficult terrain, and hiking multiple 
miles most days. Applicants should work well in both a small group and 
alone and be flexible about work changes (i.e. weather-dependent 
surveys). Applicants should also possess an attention to detail, strong 
work ethic, and most importantly, a positive attitude when working in 
hot, humid weather. Must have a valid U.S. driver’s license and able to 
pass criminal background check.   To Apply: Interested applicants should 
send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (as a single attachment) 
to MELISSA ROACH (EM: roach.mc1 AT gmail.com) by Feb. 15th but 
applications will be reviewed as received. Please be sure to clearly 
state which start date you are most interested in.

OREGON BIRD SURVEY INTERNSHIP  at Shoreline Education and Awareness/ 
USFWS.  Website: http://www.fws.gov/oregoncoast/  Location: Oregon Coast 
National Wildlife Refuge Complex, South Coast Office, Bandon, OR.  
Duration: 7 months, starting about March 15.  Job Type: Temporary.  
Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2015.  Job Description: Position Summary: 
The Intern will be supervised by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
Refuge Biologist. 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 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 and seabird predator observations, mosquito 
monitoring, and photography to document landscape changes. • Assist with 
general office duties directly related to field work, including data 
entry into MS Excel spreadsheets and Access database. • Assist 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. Intern Benefits Include: · A taxable, 
monthly living allowance of $1,200. · Upon successful completion of the 
term of service, an award of $1,000. · Professional development, 
trainings 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. 
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 while wearing chest waders through 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 field work in adverse weather conditions 
including incessant rain and biting wind. • Familiarity with terrestrial 
and estuarine ecosystems. • Good written and oral communication skills. 
Transportation Information: • Government vehicle is available for 
service activities. • Intern is responsible for personal transportation 
needs  To Apply: 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). Application Process: 
Send letter of interest, resume (email with attachments preferred), and 
contact information for three references to Bill Bridgeland by February 
1, 2015. Indicate your birding skill level and experience, and address 
the other requirements and qualifications listed above. 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/

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR  at Missouri River Bird Observatory. Website: 
http://www.mrbo.org  Location: Missouri.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2015. Job Description: The 
Missouri River Bird Observatory (MRBO) seeks a seasonal environmental 
educator for the period of 1 April – 30 June. This position will be 
based in Arrow Rock, MO, which is a National and State Historic Site; 
therefore education programs will be tied into the natural history of 
the town and surrounding area. The educator will be responsible for 
conducting almost-daily ecology and natural history walks for 3rd – 6th 
grade classes during the period of 14 April – 22 May. There will be 
extensive interaction, networking, and collaboration with 
representatives of the Friends of Arrow Rock, Arrow Rock State Park, and 
potentially several other agencies throughout the course of the 
position. The educator will also facilitate programs for groups of all 
ages on a wide variety of topics from bird identification, life history, 
and general ecology to habitat conservation and the importance of MRBO’s 
monitoring projects in the context of Missouri conservation. The 
educator will receive valuable training in mist-netting and 
bird-banding, the Flying WILD program, local habitat, natural history 
and conservation issues, and MRBO’s programs during the first two weeks 
of employment and then be responsible for independently conducting the 
Arrow Rock nature programs as well as assisting with other public events 
as needed. If programs include bird-banding demonstrations, a bander 
will be assigned to work with the educator. Other occasional duties 
include generating portions of reports and newsletters and helping with 
social media outlets.  Qualifications: The applicant must have 
demonstrated experience in organizing and conducting wildlife and 
conservation programs (both indoor and outdoor) for school-children and 
preferably, the general public. The ability to interact positively and 
network with adults and live in a very small town as a representative of 
MRBO is required. An academic background in wildlife or conservation 
biology is preferred, but concern for bird welfare, gentleness with 
animals, a strong commitment to conservation, and general love for 
nature are even more important. To apply, please send a letter of 
interest, resume, and three references to DANA RIPPER (EM: dana.ripper 
AT mrbo.org) and ETHAN DUKE (EM: ethan.duke AT mrbo.org).

KESRP SEABIRD TRANSLOCATION PROJECT FIELD ASSISTANT – ID# 15022  at 
Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit/Research Corporation of the University 
of Hawaii.  Website: http://www.rcuh.com  Location: Kauai, Hawaii.  
Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 3 Feb 2015.  Job Description: KESRP SEABIRD 
TRANSLOCATION PROJECT FIELD ASSISTANT – ID# 15022. Pacific Cooperative 
Studies Unit. (2) Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position 
with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Kauai Endangered 
Seabird Recovery Project, located on Kauai. Continuation of employment 
is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work 
performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable 
Federal/State laws. MONTHLY SALARY: $2,340/Mon. DUTIES: Works as part of 
a small team within Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP), 
with work focused on locating potential source populations for future 
translocation projects. The majority of work will therefore involve 
auditory surveys and burrow searching for Newell’s Shearwater (Puffinus 
newelli) and Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis) at a number of 
pre-selected sites which are considered to be candidate source 
populations for a translocation project. Also records additional data on 
Kauai’s other endangered seabirds (primarily the Band-rumped 
Storm-petrel (Oceanodroma castro). Includes: 1) surveys to document 
distribution and relative abundance at key locations (often remote) in 
Kauai using visual surveys (binocular and night-vision) and auditory 
point counts; 2) surveys to locate breeding burrows of Newell’s 
Shearwater and Hawaiian Petrel to monitor breeding success and relative 
abundance at select colony sites; 3) data entry and preliminary analyses 
of field data. Performs effective public outreach. Operates a motor 
vehicle and a variety of equipment for field studies.  Qualifications: 
PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: One to three (1-3) years of 
college level biological sciences coursework from an accredited college 
or university. EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years of (paid or 
volunteer) experience in biological fieldwork. Demonstrated experience 
with one (1) or more of the following: seabird monitoring methods, 
auditory point counts, operating ornithological radar, or predator 
management near seabird colonies. Must have demonstrated remote area 
camping experience. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Working knowledge of the 
principles of avian population ecology and conservation. Ability and 
skills in techniques of avian population ecology and conservation, 
particularly colonial nesting seabirds. Demonstrated hiking ability, 
including off-trail navigation and use of Global Positioning System 
(GPS) units for navigation. Ability to use Microsoft Office (Excel) and 
other software programs to undertake field reporting. Ability to 
communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must possess a valid 
driver's license and maintain throughout duration of employment. Must be 
able to locate birds by their calls. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: 
Must be able to complete basic helicopter safety course within two (2) 
months from date of hire. Must possess the American Red Cross 
Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain and maintain the 
certificate following the training provided within two (2) months from 
date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment). Must be 
able to pass a post offer criminal background check. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL 
REQUIREMENTS: Ability to hike at least four (4) miles on obscure trails, 
or off trail, with thirty to forty (30-40) pound backpack and live and 
work in isolated field camps under primitive conditions for extended 
periods of time. 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: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year 
college or university in Biological Sciences. Strong interest and 
background training in seabird ecology, particularly forest-nesting 
petrels. Small boat experience. Experience working with Hawaiian birds. 
Experience with use of Geographic Information System (GIS) software 
(Arcview) and databases (Access). Familiarity with native Hawaiian flora 
and fauna and local conservation issues, and Kaua’i.   To Apply: 
INQUIRIES: ANDRE RAINE (EM: araine6 AT hawaii.edu) 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). CLOSING DATE: February 3, 2015. EEO/AA Employer.

KESRP FIELD TECHNICIAN – ID# 15025  at Pacific Cooperative Studies 
Unit/Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii.  Website: 
http://www.rcuh.com  Location: Kauai, Hawaii.  Duration: 10 months. Job 
Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 3 Feb 2015.  Job Description: 
KESRP FIELD TECHNICIAN – ID# 15025. Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. 
Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific 
Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery 
Project (KESRP), located on Kauai. Continuation of employment is 
dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, 
availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State 
laws. MONTHLY SALARY: $3,100/Mon. DUTIES: Directs and works in 
conjunction with a field crew in coordinating all aspects of the field 
research conducted by the Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project 
(KESRP) regarding locating, monitoring, and managing endangered seabirds 
on Kauai. Performs scheduling, equipment management, logistics, public 
outreach, and works with land management agencies and project 
cooperators. Oversees day-to-day field activities of field crew. 
Conducts surveys of Newell’s Shearwater and Hawaiian Petrel movement 
between breeding colonies and the sea, using modified marine radar, 
visual surveys (with binocular, scope, and night-vision), and auditory 
surveys. Assists with implementation of management and monitoring for 
seabirds at breeding colonies, including predator control. Performs data 
management, preliminary analyses of field data, and data entry into 
Geographic Information System (GIS) and databases. Produces maps and 
conducts analyses in ArcGIS. Trains new staff in fieldwork methodologies 
and protocols. Assists in the preparation of materials for 
administrative reports, publications in appropriate service outlets, and 
professional journals. Operates a motor vehicle and a variety of 
equipment for field studies.  Qualifications: PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: 
EDUCATION/TRAINING: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year 
college or university in Biology, Zoology, Wildlife Science, or other 
related biological discipline. EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years of 
(paid or volunteer) experience in biological fieldwork (Volunteer 
experience must be documented and verifiable). Demonstrated experience 
with one (1) or more of the following: auditory point counts, operating 
ornithological radar, visual survey methods of seabirds on land or at 
sea, use of song meters, or use of burrow cameras. Previous leadership 
experience. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Working knowledge of the principles of 
wildlife population ecology and conservation, particularly colonial 
nesting seabirds. Working knowledge of Windows operating systems, 
Microsoft Programs (Excel, Word, Access), and Environmental Systems 
Research Institute (ESRI) GIS software. Able to monitor and manage avian 
population ecology. Able to properly and safely handle seabirds. Able to 
operate modified marine radar. Able to perform data manipulation and 
preliminary analyses using Microsoft Office and other software programs. 
Able to effectively use ArcGIS (or be willing to learn). Able to learn 
to recognize and correctly identify common plant species. Able to locate 
birds by their calls. Able to use a map, compass, and Global Positioning 
System (GPS) to navigate in dense forests. Able to take detailed field 
notes, follow a prescribed system for data collection, and make simple 
maps, graphs, charts, and written and verbal reports. Able to 
communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must possess a valid 
driver's license and maintain throughout duration of employment. Post 
Offer/Employment Conditions: Must complete basic helicopter safety 
course within two (2) months of hire. Must possess the American Red 
Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR and maintain throughout duration of 
employment (or be able to obtain and maintain the certificate following 
the training provided within two (2) months of hire). PHYSICAL/MEDICAL 
REQUIREMENTS: Ability to hike at least four (4) miles on obscure or off 
trails with a thirty to forty (30-40) pound backpack and live and work 
in isolated field camps under primitive conditions for extended periods 
of time. 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: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university 
in Biological Sciences. Strong interest and background training in 
seabird ecology. Experience working in remote areas. Experience working 
with Hawaiian forest birds and/or seabirds. Experience with 
forest-breeding petrels. Experience running predator control and 
monitoring programs for seabirds. Familiarity with native Hawaiian 
flora, fauna, and local conservation issues. Experience with use of ESRI 
GIS geospatial databases. Experience with statistical software, such as 
R, Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), and Statistical 
Analysis Software (SAS). Experience writing peer-reviewed manuscript 
publications. Familiarity with Kauai.  To Apply: INQUIRIES: ANDRE RAINE 
(EM: araine6 AT hawaii.edu). 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). CLOSING DATE: February 3, 2015. EEO/AA Employer.

PCSU GIS ANALYSIS & DATABASE ASSISTANT– ID# 15023  at Pacific 
Cooperative Studies Unit/Research Corporation of the University of 
Hawaii.  Website: http://www.rcuh.com  Location: Kauai, Hawaii. 
Duration: 10 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 3 Feb 
2015.  Job Description: PCSU GIS ANALYSIS & DATABASE ASSISTANT– ID# 
15023. Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH 
Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit 
(PCSU), Kaua’i Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP), located on 
Kauai. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational 
needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and 
compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. MONTHLY SALARY: 
$3,100/Mon. DUTIES: Responsible for undertaking all Geographic 
Information System (GIS) analysis and data management duties for the 
KESRP (including work related to the Underline Monitoring Project). 
Works under the direction of the Endangered Avian Research Project 
Coordinator and the KESRP Avian Conservation Biologist. Duties include 
database management, data digitizing, and GIS analysis of field data 
(related to a wide range of data including incidental take monitoring, 
biological monitoring, seabird population survey and monitoring, and 
mapping species locations). Some fieldwork also required. Performs 
effective public outreach. Operates a motor vehicle, radar unit, and a 
variety of equipment for field studies. Must adhere to equipment use and 
invasive species prevention protocols.  Qualifications: PRIMARY 
QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: One to three (1-3) years of college 
level biological sciences coursework from an accredited college or 
university. EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years of (paid or volunteer) 
data management and GIS analysis experience. One to three (1-3) years of 
(paid or volunteer) experience in biological fieldwork. Volunteer 
experience must be documented and verifiable. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Working 
knowledge of the principles of avian population ecology and 
conservation. Skilled in the use of GIS software (ArcGIS) and databases 
(Access). Ability to use Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint), 
Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), and other software 
programs to undertake analysis and reporting. Proficient in word 
processing and spreadsheet computer applications skills. Ability to use 
global positioning system (GPS) equipment. Ability to read maps and 
aerial photographs and document work. Ability to communicate effectively 
both orally and in writing. Must possess a valid driver’s license and 
maintain throughout duration of employment. Post Offer/Employment 
Conditions: Must be able to complete basic helicopter safety course 
within six (6) months from date of hire. Must possess the American Red 
Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain and maintain 
the certificate following the training provided within three (3) months 
from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment). 
PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to hike at least four (4) miles 
on obscure trails with thirty to forty (30-40) pound backpack unassisted 
and live, set up, and work from isolated field camps under primitive 
conditions for extended period of time. Must be able to concentrate for 
extended periods (e.g., four (4) hours) using ornithological radar, 
night-vision, binoculars, or scope under low-light conditions. 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: Bachelor’s Degree 
from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Biological 
Sciences. Strong interest and background training in seabird ecology, 
particularly forest-nesting seabirds. Strong interest and background in 
incidental take projects (i.e., power line strikes, wind farm 
monitoring, etc.). Experience working with Hawaiian birds. Experience 
with marine radar. Familiarity with native Hawaiian flora and fauna, 
local conservation issues, and Kauai.  To Apply: INQUIRIES: ANDRE RAINE 
(EM: araine6 AT hawaii.edu). 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). CLOSING DATE: February 3, 2015. EEO/AA Employer.

PCSU UMP TECHNOLOGY/WILDLIFE ASSISTANT– ID# 15024  at Pacific 
Cooperative Studies Unit/Research Corporation of the University of 
Hawaii.  Website: http://www.rcuh.com  Location: Kauai, Hawaii. 
Duration: 11 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 27 Jan 
2015.  Job Description: PCSU UMP TECHNOLOGY/WILDLIFE ASSISTANT– ID# 
15024. Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH 
Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit 
(PCSU), Kaua’i Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP), located on 
Kauai. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational 
needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and 
compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. MONTHLY SALARY: 
$3,100/Mon. DUTIES: Develops, assembles, and field tests novel technical 
equipment used to minimize seabird interactions with human 
infrastructure and monitor nocturnal seabird movement. Works under the 
direction of the KESRP Avian Conservation Biologist and the Endangered 
Avian Research Project Coordinator. Conducts all aspects required to 
develop, assemble, and troubleshoot new equipment. Operates a motor 
vehicle radar unit and a variety of equipment for field studies. Adheres 
to equipment use and invasive species prevention protocols.   
Qualifications: PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: One to three 
(1-3) years of college level coursework from an accredited college or 
university. EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years of experience in 
biological fieldwork, specifically related to designing and building 
electrical equipment for use in conservation projects. Demonstrated 
experience with one (1) or more of the following: building or modifying 
remote controlled devices, programming micro-processors, and soldering. 
Must have experience in remote area camping/hiking, bird identification 
and bird monitoring techniques. Experience troubleshooting technical 
equipment. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Working knowledge of the principles of 
avian conservation or monitoring projects and development of technical 
equipment. A. Competent abilities in computer programming, soldering, 
and building remote controlled equipment. Competent abilities in 
techniques of avian population ecology and conservation. Hiking ability, 
including off-trail navigation. Ability to use Microsoft Office, 
including Excel and word processing, and other software programs to 
undertake field reporting. Ability to read maps and aerial photographs 
and document work. Ability to use Global Positioning System (GPS) 
equipment. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in 
writing. Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain throughout 
duration of employment. Must be able to locate birds by their calls and 
identify species both visually and aurally. Post Offer/Employment 
Conditions: Must possess the American Red Cross Certification in First 
Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain and maintain the certificate following the 
training provided within three (3) months from date of hire and maintain 
throughout duration of employment). Must be able to complete basic 
helicopter safety course within six (6) months from date of hire. 
PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to hike at least four (4) miles 
on obscure trails with thirty to forty (30-40) pound backpack unassisted 
and live and work in isolated field camps under primitive conditions for 
extended period of time. Must be able to concentrate for extended 
periods (e.g., four (4) hours) using ornithological radar, night-vision, 
binoculars or scope under low-light conditions. 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: Strong interest in 
developing technologies for avian conservation, background training in 
avian ecology, particularly forest-nesting petrels. Strong interest and 
background in incidental take projects (i.e. power line strikes, wind 
farm monitoring etc.). Wilderness First Responder certificate. 
Experience working with Hawaiian birds. Experience with marine radar. 
Experience with use of Geographic Information System (GIS) software 
(ArcView) and databases (Access). Familiarity with native Hawaiian flora 
and fauna and local conservation issues, and Kauai.  To Apply: 
INQUIRIES: MARC TRAVERS (EM: marc.s.travers AT gmail.com). 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). CLOSING DATE: January 27, 2015. EEO/AA Employer.

PCSU UNDERLINE MONITORING FIELD ASSISTANT – ID# 15027  at Pacific 
Cooperative Studies Unit/Research Corporation of the University of 
Hawaii.  Website: http://www.rcuh.com  Location: Kauai, Hawaii. 
Duration: 9 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4. 
Application Deadline: 3 Feb 2015.  Job Description: PCSU UNDERLINE 
MONITORING FIELD ASSISTANT – ID# 15027. Pacific Cooperative Studies 
Unit. (3) Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the 
Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Kaua’i Endangered Seabird 
Recovery Project located on Kauai. Continuation of employment is 
dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, 
availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State 
laws. MONTHLY SALARY: $2,340/Mon. DUTIES: Monitors wildlife impacts as a 
result of human activities associated with electrical transmission, 
distribution infrastructure, and outdoor lighting. Works under the 
direction of the Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP) Avian 
Conservation Biologist and the Endangered Avian Research Project 
Coordinator. Duties include incidental take monitoring, biological 
monitoring, seabird population survey and monitoring, mapping species 
locations, data entry, and preliminary analyses of field data. Performs 
effective public outreach. Operates a motor vehicle, radar unit, and a 
variety of equipment for field studies. Must adhere to equipment use, 
pesticide use, and invasive species prevention protocols. Performs 
additional duties as assigned. Qualifications: PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: 
EDUCATION/TRAINING: One to three (1-3) years of college level biological 
sciences coursework from an accredited college or university. 
EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years of (paid or volunteer) experience 
in biological fieldwork (Volunteer experience must be documented and 
verifiable). Demonstrated experience with one (1) or more of the 
following: searching for difficult to detect targets (i.e.: bird 
watching, hunting, tracking), seabird monitoring methods, auditory point 
counts, and/or operating ornithological radar. Demonstrated remote area 
experience. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Working knowledge of the principles of 
avian population ecology and conservation. Competent in techniques of 
avian population ecology and conservation, particularly colonial nesting 
seabirds. Hiking ability, including off-trail navigation. Ability to use 
Microsoft Office (Excel) and other software programs to undertake field 
reporting. Ability to read maps and aerial photographs and document 
work. Proficient in word processing and spreadsheet computer 
applications. Ability to use GPS equipment. Ability to communicate 
effectively both orally and in writing. Must possess a valid driver's 
license and maintain throughout duration of employment. Must be able to 
locate birds by their calls and identify species both visually and 
aurally. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must possess the American Red 
Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR and maintain throughout duration of 
employment (or be able to obtain and maintain 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 from date 
of hire. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to hike at least four 
(4) miles on obscure trails with a thirty to forty (30-40) pound 
backpack and live and work in isolated field camps under primitive 
conditions for extended periods of time. Must be able to concentrate for 
extended periods (e.g., four (4) hours) using ornithological radar, 
night-vision, binoculars, or scope under low-light conditions. 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: Bachelor’s Degree 
from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Biological 
Sciences. Strong interest and background training in seabird ecology, 
particularly forest-nesting petrels. Strong interest and background in 
incidental take projects (i.e. power line strikes, wind farm monitoring, 
etc.). Experience working with Hawaiian birds. Experience with marine 
radar. Experience with use of Geographic Information System (GIS) 
software (ArcView) and databases (Access). Familiarity with computers 
and data entry. Familiarity with native Hawaiian flora and fauna, local 
conservation issues, and Kauai. To Apply: INQUIRIES: MARC TRAVERS (EM: 
marc.s.travers AT gmail.com) 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). CLOSING DATE: February 3, 2015. EEO/AA Employer.

WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES RESEARCH TECHNICIAN 1-4: WHOOPING CRANE – 
LOUISIANA  at Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries. Website: 
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/louisiana/  Location: Gueydan, 
Louisiana.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 
25 Jan 2015.  Job Description: This is a technician position stationed 
at White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WLWCA) and part of the 
Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge (RWR) unit. The incumbent will serve as part 
of a team to research, manage, and monitor the Whooping Crane 
reintroduction in southwestern Louisiana, as well as other species of 
concern in the coastal and prairie zone. WLWCA is situated in a 
challenging coastal environment, in which mosquitoes, snakes, and other 
pests are common. Climatic conditions and semi-fluid soils unique to 
this area make the job physically demanding. 80% (E) Research, 
Management, Monitoring • Team member contributing to the administration 
and implementation of the Whooping Crane reintroduction program at WLWCA 
under general supervision of Biologist. • Assist biologists with the 
captive management and husbandry of new crane cohorts. • Assist 
biologists with management and husbandry of existing cohorts on the 
landscape (e.g., capture of bird for transmitter replacement). • Assist 
biologists with managing the Whooping Crane private landowner database. 
• Assist biologists in monitoring the nesting behavior and ecology of 
reintroduced Whooping Cranes. • Assist biologists in evaluating, 
quantifying, and characterizing coastal marsh and agricultural habitats 
used by Whooping Cranes. • Assist biologists in documenting, archiving, 
entering, and providing quality assurance/quality control with Whooping 
Crane GPS location data. • Uses telemetry equipment for ground-truthing 
Whooping Crane GPS locations (i.e., bird status, habitat use, 
investigate missing/dead birds) • Conducts aerial surveys in small 
planes to track cranes and determine crane status • Meets with 
landowners/farmers to gain access for research/monitoring purposes. • 
Assist staff biologists, graduate students, and other collaborating 
scientists (state, national, international) in the facilitation and 
implementation of high quality research in southwestern Louisiana. • 
Operates transport equipment safely (e.g., ATVs, outboard motors, 
airboats) to get to destinations. • Assist with other wildlife 
monitoring, management, and banding programs implemented by LDWF for 
long-term, statewide research and management initiatives. • Completes 
research data entry and quality assurance/quality control of such data. 
10% (E) Administrative Duties • Provides advice and recommendations to 
supervisory personnel regarding projects, programs, and job priorities 
to optimize operations within the program. • Prepares various reports, 
correspondence, timesheets, expense forms, invoices, and purchase 
orders, as well as entering research data. • Attends meetings, 
conferences, and workshops for work plan coordination and to 
obtain/provide continuing education and/or safety training. 10% Other • 
Assist with Education and Outreach activities related to the Whooping 
Crane reintroduction program, including website updates, newsletters, 
and presentations to community/school groups. • Train field personnel 
(technicians, field crew, graduate students, and student employees) in 
proper techniques to gather scientific data (fish sampling, banding 
waterfowl, tagging and handling alligators, boat operations, etc.). • 
Conducts field trips for civic, public, and private groups on wetland 
ecosystem management and Whooping Crane biology/ecology. • Conducts 
search and rescue operations by boat/airboat in southwest Louisiana. • 
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.   Qualifications: The incumbent 
must also be able to lift 50 pounds. The incumbent should be proficient 
with operation of ATVs, outboard boats, GPS technology, data QA/QC, 
field techniques, and species identification. Airboat and aerial survey 
experience is desirable but not a requirement for consideration.  To 
Apply: To be considered for this position, applicants must apply through 
Louisiana Civil Services by the application deadline. Go to the 
Louisiana Civil Services Website (URL: 
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/louisiana/default.cfm). Under agency, 
select Wildlife & Fisheries - Wildlife and/or under location, select 
Vermilion Parish. It will be listed as a Wildlife and Fisheries 
Technician 1-4 in Gueydan, Louisiana. Contact: Dr. WILL SELMAN, (PH: 
337-491-2593, EM: wselman AT wlf.la.gov).

(1-2) BIRD BANDERS  at Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute - 
Migratory Bird Center.  Website: 
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/migratorybirds/  Location: Washington, 
D.C./MD/VA.  Duration: April - July (flexible).  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 1-2. Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2015.  Job 
Description: 1-2 Skilled Bird Banders are needed between mid-April-July 
(flexible) for a study on the contribution of native and non-native 
plants to urban food webs. This project works within the Neighborhood 
Nestwatch program (URL: 
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/MigratoryBirds/Research/Neighborhood_Nestwatch/) 

and combines avian ecology, entomology and citizen science to 
investigate food resources for birds in suburban backyards. Daily duties 
primarily include target and passive netting breeding and migratory 
birds to color band and collect blood, fecal and feather samples. Duties 
will also include processing blood samples for laboratory analysis, 
point count surveys, resighting color-banded birds, nest 
searching/monitoring, and assisting with insect/vegetation sampling as 
needed. Perks include the opportunity to learn a diverse array of skills 
and the occasional pancake breakfast. During the height of the breeding 
season, applicants should expect long hours and a 6-7 day/wk schedule. 
Visits to field sites will require daily commutes in busy DC traffic 
conditions. MD housing convenient to the District will be provided, and 
government vehicles will be used for work travel. Salary will be 
commensurate with experience. ($325-450/week).  Qualifications: Required 
qualifications: 1) the ability to work independently and keep meticulous 
notes, 2) a valid driver’s license; 3) the personality to positively 
interact with the public on a spontaneous (but regular) basis, and 4) 
experience using mist nets and independently banding passerine birds.  
Preferred qualifications: Experience taking blood samples from birds, 
identifying eastern/ornamental woody plants and identifying eastern 
breeding birds by sight and sound.   To apply please send the following 
in a PDF or word document: 1) a letter of interest highlighting your 
relevant experience, approximate number of birds handled, dates of 
availability, and the reason you are interested in this position; 2) a 
CV, and 3) the names and contact information for three references that 
can attest to your experience and suitability for this position. Please 
send all documents to DESIREE NARANGO (EM: nestwatch.foodweb AT 
gmail.com) and put FOOD WEB BIRD BANDER as the subject of your email 
application. Positions will be open until filled.


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NORTHEAST FLORIDA CONSERVATION POLICY ASSOCIATE at Audubon Florida. Web 
Address: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2312/policy-associate%2c-northeast-florida/jobLocation: 

Jacksonville or St. Augustine, FL.   Job Type: Permanent. Application 
Deadline: 14 Jan 2015 Job description:      Exciting Policy Associate 
position with Audubon Florida in Jacksonville or St. Augustine, FL for a 
candidate with biology or environmental science background eager to • 
communicate scientific information to decisionmakers and the public • 
organize volunteers, • influence policy and • conserve habitat and 
wildlife Description In 2014, Audubon Florida celebrated the sixth year 
of its staffed program in Northeast Florida, focusing on the 
conservation of public lands, wildlife and water in this vibrant part of 
Florida. The Policy Associate is the cornerstone of Audubon’s staffed 
work in Northeast Florida, providing the biological expertise, policy 
insight, and volunteer mobilization necessary to advance Audubon’s goals 
in the region. Audubon works in five conservation policy areas, three of 
which will be the focus of this work: public lands (acquisition and 
management), wildlife conservation, and water policy. The position 
involves program level responsibility for identifying and responding to 
conservation policy and funding decisions by federal, state and local 
governments and coordinating strategies and actions to produce 
successful outcomes. This position reports to the Florida Director of 
Wildlife Conservation and coordinates closely with the policy team, 
development and communications staff as well as Audubon chapters in the 
Northeast region and key government, business and non-government allies. 
S/he will be engaged in diverse work, including tasks such as the 
recruitment and training of volunteers; conducting habitat management 
assessments on public lands; coordinating and conducting coastal bird 
surveys; writing newsletters, press releases and grant reports; 
coordinating fundraising events; and advocating to agencies and decision 
makers on key issues. Essential Functions: • Continue Audubon’s 
leadership in the region on behalf of coastal birds and coastal habitat 
management. Function as Audubon’s primary policy staff in Northeast 
Florida, particularly Nassau, Duval, and St. Johns counties. • Work to 
bring science to public land management decisions, land use decisions, 
watershed decisions and habitat protection decisions at the regional and 
local levels in Northeast Florida, with a particular eye to the impacts 
of these decisions on bird populations. • Increase volunteers and 
constituencies for conservation by enlisting and training local Audubon 
chapter leaders, grassroots and online activists, and community leaders 
in the Northeast region. • Staff Audubon’s Northeast Florida Regional 
Conservation Committee and help chapters in the region collaborate. • 
Identify, support and grow citizen science volunteer efforts to gather 
data and assist managers with habitat management. • Work with allied 
organizations to bring additional capacity to support Audubon’s 
conservation goals. • Communicate issues and accomplishments regularly 
to the Audubon team, chapters, donors, partners and the news media, as 
appropriate. • Administer relevant grants, including completion of 
deliverables, writing reports on deadline and assisting with invoicing. 
• Identify, cultivate and solicit donors to build ongoing an ongoing 
base of financial support in the region. • Play a key role in growing 
the vision and identity of Audubon’s work in the region over the next 
five years. Qualifications:      • Bachelor's degree in biology, policy 
or related field required; graduate degree preferred. • 3-5 years' 
professional experience in advocacy, wildlife conservation or public 
service a must. • Must be an effective builder of coalitions and 
networks, with demonstrated experience training and managing volunteers; 
strong advocacy skills preferred. • Excellent communication, writing and 
public speaking skills required; experience working with donors or 
fundraising a strong plus. • Demonstrated experience working 
independently and effectively managing a complex workflow. • Willingness 
and ability to travel overnight, work occasional nights and weekends. • 
Ability to obtain a Florida Driver’s License, travel overnight as 
needed, and, at times, work in hash field conditions. • Ideal candidates 
will possess experience with coastal birds and habitats and be able to 
work from a home office in Northeast Florida, preferably Duval or St. 
Johns counties. • Interest in conservation and passion for the mission 
of the National Audubon Society a must. Application Instructions:     
  To apply for this position, please use the following link: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2312/policy-associate%2c-northeast-florida/job 

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SUMMER CAMP COUNSELOR at the Dunes Learning Center.  Web Address: 
http://www.duneslearningcenter.org/employment/ Location: Chesterton, IN. 
Duration: 9 weeks.  : Intern.  Application Deadline: 1 June 2015.  Job 
description: General Description: Dunes Learning Center (DLC) is a 
residential education facility within the Indiana Dunes National 
Lakeshore that works in close partnership with the National Park Service 
(NPS). Camp Counselors are members of the program staff at the DLC and 
may have the opportunity to work with the Indiana Dunes National 
Lakeshore summer programs. Camp Counselors supervise summer camp 
residents while developing their outdoor education and resource 
interpretation skills and techniques. Specific duties include overnight 
supervision of campers in cabins, leading evening activities (campfires, 
group games, etc.), hosting a tent camp out with campers, hosting and 
supervising a beach party picnic with campers and leading table helper, 
weather helper and flag raising activities. Camp Counselors also have 
the opportunity to shadow NPS staff and to attend educator trainings on 
a variety of topics. Term of Position: Full-time, 9 week position June 
5, 2015 - August 8, 2015 (2 weeks of training - 7 weeks of camp). 
Involves evening hours. Responsibilities: • Supervise summer camp 
residents overnight in cabins on the campus of Dunes Learning Center • 
Lead and assist in leading portions of the summer camp program at DLC • 
Ensure safety and well-being of program participants • Attend training 
workshops, NPS shadowing sessions and regularly scheduled staff 
meetings  Qualifications: Required Qualifications: • Must be at least 18 
years of age • Physically able to work outdoors in all weather 
conditions and hike several miles over hilly dunes • Enthusiastic about 
working with children in an outdoor setting • Great independent worker 
and team player Desired Qualifications: • Currently enrolled in an 
academic program (Associate or Bachelor level) in any degree area 
including, but not limited to: Communication, Education, General 
Studies, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Psychology, Social Sciences, Natural 
Sciences, Biology, Parks and Recreation Management, Environmental 
Science, Environmental Studies, Resource or Heritage Interpretation, 
Outdoor or Environmental Education, or related field • Prior experience 
in outdoor education, residential camp setting, nature centers, or day 
camps • Lifesaving and water safety certification All Dunes Learning 
Center employees must submit to a background check and possible drug 
screening. Application Instructions:      Prepare a cover letter, 
resume, and 3 references including name, relationship, phone number and 
email address and apply online at 
http://www.duneslearningcenter.org/employment/

RAPTOR IDENTIFICATION-COUNTING COURSE – Organization: Pronatura Veracruz 
A.C.  Location: Chichicaxtle, Veracruz, Mexico.  Type: Training Course  
Duration: 20 days(Mar 19-Apr 07).  Application Deadline: 22 Feb 2015.  
10 positions available. The Pronatura Veracruz River of Raptors program 
witnesses the greatest raptor migration spectacle on Earth. Every fall, 
in central Veracruz Mexico, an average of four and a half million 
raptors from over 25 species have been counted in Pronatura´s monitoring 
stations in their southward migratory journey!  On a good day, over 
100,000 migratory raptors and vultures can cover the skies; but, during 
a Big Day, over 500,000 have been counted!  During the spring migration 
we have the opportunity to see the migration northward, although, the 
numbers are not comparable with the numbers in the Fall, bringing the 
opportunity to learn to identify the following Raptors (Osprey, 
Swainson´s Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk, Ret-tailed Hawk, Zone-Tailed Hawk, 
Gray Hawk, Roadside Hawk, Short-tailed Hawk, Cooper´s Hawk, Sharp-shined 
Hawk, Common-black Hawk, Black-collared Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, American 
Kestrel, Laughing Falcon, Bat Falcon, Aplomado Falcon, Crested Caracara, 
Northern Harrier, Hook-billed Kite, Mississippi Kite, Swallow-tailed 
Kite, Snail Kite, Turkey Vulture and Black Vulture). The observation 
location encounters the same species and the same flight behavior as in 
the fall, so participants will be able to gradually get the skill to 
count and identify a wide variety of raptors and also learn to estimate 
large flocks of raptors (some lines can have 10 thousand raptors and 
cross the sky in less than 10 minutes) similar to the way that the 
Veracruz River of Raptors counters count each fall. This raptor 
counting-identification course is perfect for those that want to join a 
raptor migration count site or improve their raptor identifications 
skill; it will be held during the peak of the spring migration March 
19th to April 7th when thousands of raptor coming from their wintering 
grounds stream across the sky of central Veracruz. After this training 
course we expect you to be able to count and identify raptor species on 
your own, leave with an understanding of the patterns of raptor 
migration. You will be potentially certified by the Veracruz River of 
Raptors team to be hired in the Fall migration as a counter or assistant 
at the Veracruz River of Raptors or other watchsites in Central or North 
America, an experience that you can’t miss in your life. Some friendly 
evaluations are expected during the course to help participants 
improve.  The course will be taught by expert counters of the Veracruz 
River of Raptors project (counters that have seen more than 20 million 
raptors in their lives) consists of practice and theory hours and day 
offs where we will take you to go birding around and meet Mexican birds 
like Laughing Falcon, Motmots, Parrots, Toucans, Oropendolas, native 
warblers like Painted Redstart or Red Warbler, delicious gastronomy and 
culture. The fee for this course is $1,400 USD housing and food is 
provided ($1200 USD without food and housing), ask for the program and 
apply! This position is limited to 10 people only!  To apply: Contact 
ELISA PERESBARBOSA (EM: rioderapaces AT pronaturaveracruz.org), Director 
of Pronatura Veracruz, (PH: +52 228 1865548) to receive all information 
about this training course, we will accept people speaking English or 
Spanish. Visit http://www.pronaturaveracruz.org and down load the 
registration.  follow this link to get the registration form directly: 

http://www.pronaturaveracruz.org/PDFs/Raptor_identification_counting_course.pdf. 

In subject line please write: Raptor Identification-Counting course 2015 
when sending or asking information.

PIPING PLOVER FIELD TECHNICIANS (3)  at Virginia Tech.  Website: 
http://www.fishwild.vt.edu/vtshorebirds  Location: near Yankton, SD.  
Duration: April 8, 2015–August 31, 2015.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 3.  Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2015.  Job Description: 
Approximately April 8, 2015–August 31, 2015. Monitoring the population 
dynamics of Piping Plovers (Charadrius melodus) nesting on sandbars in 
the Niobrara and Missouri Rivers in South Dakota/Nebraska. Field 
technicians will be working to improve conservation efforts for the 
Piping Plover in this area. Please see our project webpage 
http://www.fishwild.vt.edu/vtshorebirds for more information! 
Responsibilities: Capturing and banding Piping Plover adults and chicks, 
resighting banded Piping Plovers, nest searching and monitoring, daily 
travel on canoes or small outboard motor boats, working closely with 
collaborating researchers, and data entry, 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 the 
following are preferred, but training will be provided: operation of 
small outboard motor boats, canoeing, avian capture methods and handling 
techniques, bird banding, and shorebird identification. Candidates must 
be able to work as part of a team and keep a positive attitude through 
long field days (up to 12 hours/day, 6 days/week) in a variety of field 
conditions. Candidates should be in good physical condition, as the job 
requires walking 5–10 miles through sand and mud on a daily basis.  To 
Apply: Please send a resume and contact information for three references 
in a single pdf, titled LastName_FirstName_2015, to MERYL FRIEDRICH (EM: 
VT.PIPL.job AT gmail.com). Hiring will begin immediately and continue 
until the three technician positions are filled.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN  at PacifiCorp.  Website: 
http://www.PacifiCorp.com  Location: Salt Lake City, UT.  Duration: 9 
months.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 3.  Application 
Deadline: 30 Jan 2015.  Job Description: General Purpose: Under general 
supervision, manages projects/assignments with corporate and/or business 
unit impact. Provides analysis and studies. Responsibilities of this 
position include the following: Conduct surveys evaluating electrocution 
and collision risks and the effectiveness of avian protection measures 
on power lines. Walk power lines and record data on avian use, 
mortalities, and protection measures Identify bird mortalities (species, 
cause of death), document live raptors using structures and identify 
bird nests on structures. Collect data using ArcPad and Trimble GPS 
units. Conduct quality check of all GIS data collected. Complete surveys 
in a safe, timely, and accurate manner. Work safely in remote locations 
with limited oversight and under variable field conditions weather, 
insects, and/or limited vehicle access). weather, insects, and/or 
limited vehicle access). Adhere to company safety requirements and 
ensure safe working practices. Complete required PacifiCorp employee 
training and comply with all company policies, procedures and 
guidelines. Understand Bird Management Program policy and procedures. 
Enter all protected bird mortalities in company tracking system. Create 
maps, as needed, for mortality reports. Ensure that all field equipment 
is accounted for and maintained in good working condition. Communicate 
with crew Lead regarding field survey status, bird mortalities or 
problems with surveys. This position will require travel to remote 
locations throughout Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon & California. 
Qualifications: Requirements for this position include the following: 
Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology, Environmental Science or related 
field of study; or the equivalent combination of education and 
professional experience. Two years professional experience in wildlife, 
environmental science or related experience. Bird identification skills. 
Ability to travel for extended period and work in remote locations. 
Knowledge of GIS, GPS, database management, and MS Office. (This 
position is temporary - the timeframe will be March 2015 - November 
2015) Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the 
position with or without an accommodation.   To Apply: Please apply 
online at http://www.PacifiCorp.com. Go to "Careers" open positions; Job 
Number 141532, click apply. This will ask you to Login, click new user 
and complete the Candidate Profile/application. Thank you.

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGIST  at Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.  Website: 
http://www.rmbo.org/v3/  Location: Southern shortgrass prairie region  
Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3.  
Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2015.  Job Description: Rocky Mountain Bird 
Observatory (RMBO) is seeking three experienced field biologists to 
conduct point count surveys throughout the southern shortgrass prairie 
region (CO, KS, OK, TX, and NM). The position will run from April 15 
thru mid-June with the possibility for continued employment entering and 
proofing data. All surveys will take place in shortgrass prairie 
habitat. 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 ten days on/four days off. Applicants 
must be able to identify all bird species found in this region by sight 
and sound. Applicants should be in good physical condition and be able 
to handle temperature extremes (cold and hot). Primitive camping often 
without phone service will be required. Range of $440 -$575 per week 
depending on experience, reimbursement for project related driving and 
some recreational travel, and approximately $100 per week in camping and 
lodging reimbursement.   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 shortgrass bird species by sight 
and sound, experience camping, hiking, and backcountry navigation. 
Applicants with personal 4WD vehicles are encouraged to apply; however, 
RMBO may rent vehicles for particularly qualified applicants that do not 
own a 4WD vehicle.   TO APPLY: Email a cover letter including dates of 
availability and a resume with at least three references as a single 
document to: JASON BEASON (EM: jason.beason AT rmbo.org). I will begin 
reviewing applications as soon as they are received and positions will 
be filled as suitable applicants are found. Please visit 

http://www.rmbo.org/v3/OurWork/Science_/BirdPopulationMonitoring/IntegratedMonitoringinBCRs%28IMBCR%29.aspx 

for additional information.

PRIMARY AND ASSISTANT OWL BANDER  at Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch. 
Website: http://MackinacRaptorWatch.org  Location: Cheboygan State Park, 
Cheboygan Co., Mich.  Duration: March 25 to May 15, 2015.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2015.  
Job Description: Duties include set up and maintenance of mist nets for 
capturing owls; dusk till dawn each night (except inclement weather). 
Familiarity with using aging and sexing keys including Pyle Guide. Keep 
legible daily records of weather conditions and all birds banded; 
including measurements, aging and sexing of individual birds. Daily 
posting of blog notes on web site about Owl migration and activities. 
Ability to communicate with students and groups about banding, owls and 
their migration. Primary bander will be responsible for writing a report 
summarizing the spring migration. Pay for Primary Bander $1300 per 
month, Assistant Bander $1000 per month. Housing will be a primitive 
cabin at the banding site (wood heat, no electricity).  Qualifications: 
Must be in good physical condition and able to withstand cold weather 
conditions (Net checks involve walking a sandy trail about 1/2 mile). 
Primary Bander must have previous experience using mist nets to capture 
owls, extricating them from the net, handling and banding owls. 
Experience identifying owls, taking measurements, and using keys to age 
and sex individual owls. Assistant Bander must have experience using 
mist nets, identifying birds, and using keys to band birds.   To Apply: 
Please send cover letter, resume and references to ED PIKE (EM: 
EdandAnne6750 AT gmail.com).

NATURAL RESOURCE RESEARCH TECHNICIAN - UPLAND GAME BIRD SURVEY PROJECTS  
at Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  Website: 
http://dnr.wi.gov/x87201/employment/lte/q207lted.asp?v_request_id_seq_no=9241 
Location: Statewide, WI.  Duration: approximately 10 weeks.  Job Type: 
Temporary. Number of Openings: 4.  Application Deadline: 26 Jan 2015.  
Job Description: The research technicians will support two multi-year 
upland game bird projects aimed at documenting habitat occupancy and 
distribution of sharp-tailed grouse and wild turkeys in Northern 
Wisconsin. This project is a collaborative effort between the Wisconsin 
Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) and the University of 
Wisconsin-Madison (UW). Two positions will be stationed in Grantsburg at 
the Crex Meadows Wildlife Area and two will be stationed at the UW Kemp 
Natural Resources Station near Woodruff. Jobs start approximately March 
23, 2015. Each position will last approximately 10 weeks. 90%: Assist in 
field research efforts to survey Sharp-tailed Grouse and Wild Turkeys in 
northern Wisconsin to understand their habitat occupancy rates and 
distribution. This will include conducting road-side and off-road 
auditory and visual surveys in the early mornings to document the 
presence of birds, collecting environmental information at each survey 
point, using GPS to mark locations of birds, and coordinating with 
volunteer citizen scientists to confirm bird observations. 10%: 
Coordinate processing of field data following protocols developed by 
WDNR and UW, enter appropriate data into computer databases, and 
maintain data quality control assurances to maintain the integrity of 
data. Temporary office space and housing will be provided at either the 
Crex Meadows Wildlife Area near Grantsburg or the UW Kemp Natural 
Resources Station near Woodruff. Field vehicles will be provided.   
Qualifications: Knowledge Required: University-level training in 
wildlife or closely related field; ability to detect upland game birds 
by sight and sound, ability to read maps and navigate roads of 
Wisconsin; good organization skills; ability to use Microsoft Office 
products (MS Word, MS Excel). Positions involve independent daily travel 
in state-owned vehicles, therefore a valid driver's license in required. 
Desired Qualifications: Prior experience with bird surveys particularly 
upland game birds, familiar with GPS, GIS; responsible and dependable; 
good oral communication skills; positive attitude; ability to be part of 
a multi-agency team, to travel, and to have a flexible work schedule and 
work in the very early mornings.  To Apply: Submit Form 9100-162 LTE 
Application (hard copy also available at most WDNR offices) , resume, 
cover letter and references to: SCOTT D. HULL PO Box 7921 Madison, WI 
53707-7921 (EM: Scott.Hull AT Wisconsin.gov). RE: Job Code 9241 Emailed 
submissions are preferred; mailed hard copies are also acceptable. 
Application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates 
will be invited for an interview.

ROSEATE TERN PAID INTERNSHIP  at Virginia Tech.  Location: Cape Cod, 
MA.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 15 
Mar 2015.  Job Description: Assist graduate student in a collaborative 
research project investigating the behavioral and demographic effects of 
disturbance on Roseate Tern parent-offspring interactions during the 
pre-migratory staging period. Study Background: The Northwest Atlantic 
population of Roseate Terns was listed as endangered in 1987 and has 
been intensively managed on the breeding grounds; however, little is 
known about their activities after they leave the breeding sites. The 
population of Roseate Terns has declined by 25% since 2000 despite 
relatively good productivity and constant adult survival. Nearly the 
entire Northwest Atlantic population of Roseate Terns is thought to 
stage at Cape Cod, MA before departing for migration to South America. 
Our study will attempt to determine the effects of disturbance during 
the staging period on parent-offspring interactions and hatch-year 
Roseate Tern survival. This is a collaborative project with managers and 
researchers from Cape Cod National Seashore, Mass Audubon, the State 
University of New York, Virginia Tech, and the USGS. Duties include, but 
are not limited to: conducting systematic re-sight surveys of color- and 
alpha-numeric marked terns, behavioral observations, and data entry. 
Expect to work long days (10-12 hours) and walk up to 6-8 miles in sand 
on some days, sometimes in adverse weather conditions. You will have the 
opportunity to see thousands of shorebirds and seabirds every day, as 
well as a wide variety of coastal wildlife, including seals and other 
marine mammals. Qualifications: B.S. in Wildlife Science or related 
field and previous field experience resighting color-banded and/or 
plastic field-readable banded birds. Experience surveying colonial 
waterbirds is preferred but not required. Successful applicant will be 
adaptable, detail-oriented, enthusiastic, and able to work and live 
harmoniously with others in remote locations in Park Service housing. A 
valid driver’s license is required and experience operating 4WD 
vehicles, ATVs, and kayaks is desired.  To Apply: Closing Date: 15 March 
2014 or open until filled Send cover letter, unofficial transcripts, and 
resume with academic background, work experience, and contact 
information for 3 references to KAYLA DAVIS (EM: kaylad89 AT vt.edu), or 
mail one application to Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, 
ATTN: Kayla Davis, Virginia Tech, 124 Cheatham Hall, Blacksburg, VA 
24061-0321 (electronic applications preferred). Virginia Tech is an 
EO/AA employer.

BIRD-BANDING BIOLOGIST / CREW LEADER  at The National Park Service and 
The Nature Conservancy.  Location: Northern New Mexico and Southwestern 
Colorado.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Temporary. Application 
Deadline: 26 Jan 2015.  Job Description: Begin: Early May 2014. End: 
Early September 2014. The National Park Service and The Nature 
Conservancy are seeking a crew leader to run six constant-effort 
bird-banding (MAPS) stations, three at Bandelier National Monument, New 
Mexico, and three at Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado. This crew 
leader will work with two interns who are learning to band songbirds. In 
addition to bird-banding work, this position requires computer entry of 
all data into previously designed electronic forms. A vehicle will be 
provided for all the bird-banding work. Dormitory-style housing with 
kitchen access is likely to be available at a reasonable rate (no pets 
allowed). Compensation will be by contract with The Nature Conservancy 
Migratory Bird Program for $12,000 over the 16-week period. 
Qualifications: All applicants should be able to identify song birds of 
the southwest United States. The strongest applicants will be those with 
previous experience with the MAPS protocols, or with experience in 
mist-netting, bird banding, and ageing and sexing of land birds in the 
hand. Applicants will be expected to use Peter Pyle's Identification 
Guide to North American Birds (Part I) to document plumages and molts of 
landbirds in the study areas. Applicants must demonstrated attention to 
detail, good physical condition, and ability to work well with others, a 
tolerance of long days that begin before dawn, and the ability to endure 
sometimes difficult field conditions, including considerable hiking away 
from trails and on non-level ground. The job will require camping 
approximately 30 nights during the employment period. Applicants must be 
US citizens, have a valid U.S. driver’s license and provide their own 
camping equipment. To Apply: Applicants must provide a resume of 
bird-banding experience and 3 references with telephone numbers. Send 
application materials (e-mail only) to: STEPHEN FETTIG (EM: 
stephen_fettig AT nps.gov). Questions can be directed to Stephen Fettig 
(PH: 505-672-3861 x 706).

SERIES EDITOR, STUDIES IN AVIAN BIOLOGY  at Cooper Ornithological 
Society  Location: open  Duration: open  Job Type: Permanent Application 
Deadline: 02/15/2015  Job Description: The Cooper Ornithological Society 
(COS) seeks applicants to fill the position of Series Editor for Studies 
in Avian Biology (SAB), the premier book series for edited volumes of 
contributed articles and ornithological monographs in North America. The 
editor is responsible for recruiting new ~2-3 new projects each year, 
coordinating the work of guest editors, acting as a liaison with the 
publisher to ensuring a steady flow of volumes, and editing manuscripts 
and page proofs. At any one time, the editor can expect to handle ~6 
volumes at different stages from book proposal to published volume. SAB 
is currently published by CRC Press of the Taylor and Francis Group 
under a five-year contract beginning in 2013. The series editor will 
work with the COS board, publications committee, and the SAB editorial 
board to disseminate SAB broadly with the research community.   
Qualifications: Candidates for this position should be established 
researchers in the field of Ornithology with previous editorial 
experience and motivation to make important contributions to the science 
of ornithology. Candidates should expect to work on editorial duties for 
1-2 months a year, and be flexible to work with deadlines on short 
notice.  To Apply: Interested applicants should send inquiries or 
applications consisting of a cover letter describing editorial 
experience and vision for the series and a full CV in a single pdf file 
to Dr. W. A. BOYLE, chair of the COS publications committee, (EM: aboyle 
AT ksu.edu).
Screening of applications will begin 15 Feb 2015 and continue until 
position is filled. About SAB Studies in Avian Biology is the only 
outlet for longer works in ornithology in North America following 
discontinuation of Ornithological Monographs and the Series in 
Ornithology. The long-running series has been produced by the Cooper 
Ornithological Society for 35 years with 45 volumes published since 
1978. The standard format for volumes in the Studies in Avian Biology 
series is a set of 10-25 contributed chapters organized around an 
important topic in ornithology such as new areas of research or 
techniques, ecologically important habitats, or management of species of 
conservation concern. Recent volumes have focused on emerging questions 
in avian phenology, disease, the ecology of urban birds, and 
applications of video surveillance to studies of bird behavior. Studies 
of seaducks, arctic shorebirds, boreal forest birds, and northern grouse 
have contributed to a better understanding of the ecology of birds in 
sensitive ecosystems. The series publishes award-winning science - 
recent volumes on Greater Sage-Grouse and Northern Spotted Owls received 
publication awards for contributions to wildlife conservation and 
management. Each volume is guest-edited by a team of 1-3 volume editors 
who select and coordinate submissions of manuscripts from contributing 
authors. All manuscripts undergo rigorous peer review and acceptance of 
individual manuscripts is based on scientific merit. Volumes are printed 
in hard copy with ISBN and contributors receive pdf files of their 
chapters. Past content is available at SORA and JSTOR. Current Editor 
Brett K. Sandercock, Kansas State University Current Editorial Board 
Steven R. Beissinger, University of California at Berkeley Bonnie S. 
Bowen, Iowa State University Jennifer C. Owen, Michigan State University 
Michael A. Patten, University of Oklahoma Amanda D. Rodewald, Cornell 
University Morgan W. Tingley, University of Connecticut Publisher 
Charles R. Crumly, CRC Press / Taylor & Francis

  LEAD BANDER FOR SPRING MIGRATION IN SOUTHWEST  at University of Utah.  
Website: http://www.riomesa.utah.edu/  Location: Moab, UT. Duration: 2.5 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 20 Jan 2015.  Job 
Description: Location: University of Utah Rio Mesa Field Station, 
outside of Moab, near Arches National Park, Utah 
http://www.riomesa.utah.edu/ Duration: Spring Season (April 1 – June 15) 
Job Type: Seasonal Job Description: A bander-in-charge is needed to 
operate a passerine banding station, along with 1-2 assistants, at the 
University of Utah’s Rio Mesa Center, where biology professor Çag(an 
S,ekerciog(lu is conducting a long-term migratory bird monitoring 
project. This is a great opportunity to band birds in spectacular 
red-rock Colorado Plateau landscapes that are off-limits to the public. 
We have documented more than 150 bird species at the Rio Mesa Center and 
have caught many surprising vagrants each season to date. The banding 
site consists of sixteen nets which will be open 7 days a week for 6 
hours each morning. Duties include operating the banding station, 
supervising and training 1-2 volunteer assistants, explaining bird 
banding to outside groups, data entry and quality control. On-site 
lodging with kitchen, common space, and indoor plumbing will be 
provided. Stipend is negotiable based on experience. Limited internet 
connectivity is available, and cellular service is available a few miles 
up the road. During free time, there are great opportunities for outdoor 
exploration in a unique part of the country! Moab, UT is the nearby and 
is a popular tourist destination. **We will be reviewing applications 
immediately!!**   Qualifications: A qualified candidate is expected to 
have substantial experience in aging, sexing, banding, and mist-netting 
western North American passerines.  To Apply: Please e-mail a cover 
letter explaining your qualifications and interests, your CV, and the 
names, emails and phone numbers of three references to JORDAN HERMAN 
(EM: Jordan.Herman AT utah.edu).

FIELD TECHNICIANS  at Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center.  Website: 
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/migratorybirds/  Location: Washington, 
D.C./MD/VA.  Duration: 3-3.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of 
Openings: 3-4. Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2015. Job Description: 3-4 
Skilled field technicians are needed between April-July (flexible) for a 
study on the contribution of native and non-native plants to urban food 
webs. This project works within the Neighborhood Nestwatch program (URL: 
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/MigratoryBirds/Research/Neighborhood_Nestwatch/) 

and combines avian ecology, entomology and citizen science to 
investigate food resources for Carolina Chickadees in suburban 
backyards. Daily duties may include nest monitoring, insect sampling, 
color-band resighting, vegetation surveys, data entry, lab work and 
more.  Required qualifications: 1) the ability to work independently and 
keep meticulous notes, 2) demonstrated field experience in either avian, 
insect and/or woody plant sampling methods, 3) a valid driver’s license; 
and 4) the personality to positively interact with the public on a 
spontaneous (but regular) basis. Preferred qualifications: (1-2 
positions) experience independently banding passerine birds (taking 
blood samples, target netting, aging, etc), (1 position) Insect 
identification and taxonomy (especially Lepidoptera), (1 position) 
experience leading a crew (Any position) background in horticulture, 
woody plant identification or urban ecology. Perks include the 
opportunity to learn a diverse array of skills and the occasional 
pancakes. During the height of breeding season, applicants should expect 
long hours and a 6-7 day/wk schedule. Visits to field sites will require 
daily commutes in sometimes busy DC traffic conditions. MD housing and 
vehicles for work travel will be provided. Location is convenient to the 
District as well as many natural areas, national parks and cultural and 
historic sites. Salary will be commensurate with experience. 
($325-450/week).   To apply please send the following in a PDF or word 
document: 1) a letter of interest highlighting your relevant experience, 
dates of availability, and the reason you are interested in this 
position; 2) a CV, and 3) the names and contact information for three 
references that can attest to your experience and suitability for this 
position. Please send all documents to DESIREE NARANGO (EM: 
nestwatch.foodweb AT gmail.com) and put FOOD WEB FIELD TECHNICIAN as the 
subject of your email application. Positions will be open until filled.

TWO EXPERIENCED BANDERS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED--Positions: Bander in 
Charge (BIC) and a 2nd bander who would be acting BIC when the BIC has 
days off. Volunteers are needed to assist the banders.  When: July 18 - 
September 23, 2015 Banders are required for the full season.  Volunteers 
may apply for shorter periods of time. Wage offered: This will depend on 
experience- the range we are considering is $150 Canadian to $200 
Canadian/per day you are scheduled to work.  No per diems are provided 
for volunteers. Where: Mackenzie Nature Observatory's banding station at 
Mugaha Marsh, Mackenzie,  BC, Canada. Requirements:  **You need to have 
a Canadian Banding permit or be eligible for a sub-permit under MNO's 
station permit. **Knowledge of Western Birds. **Experience in 
identifying, ageing and sexing birds. A good understanding of moult.  
Ability to identify birds that are still in juvenile plumage. 
**Experience working with and the ability to train volunteers and other 
assistants. Logistics: The banding station is 14.5 km from Mackenzie and 
living conditions are rustic.  The station has electricity, but no 
running water. The station has two older small travel trailers that are 
available for accommodations. There is a wall tent that volunteers may 
use if they wish to stay on site. It is a benefit to have your own 
transportation as it is necessary to travel into town for showers and 
supplies. How to apply: Send your resume to Mackenzie Nature Observatory 
(EM: jlambie AT telus.net). Be sure to include your experience, training 
and references when you apply. Volunteers please indicate the preferred 
time when you would like to come. Please apply as soon as possible as 
positions will be filled as soon as qualified people are found.

SEABIRD BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN - ALASKA – The Alaska Maritime 
National Wildlife Refuge is hiring!  Deadline: 14 Jan 2015.  The Refuge 
biology program is looking for 10-15 Biological Science Technicians this 
coming summer to assist with our long-term seabird monitoring program. 
Technicians will be collecting data on breeding chronology, reproductive 
success, population changes, adult survival, and food habits of up to 15 
species of seabirds (including storm-petrels, cormorants, kittiwakes, 
murres, pigeon guillemots, auklets, and puffins). We will be placing 
crews on some amazing islands including Aiktak, Buldir, Chowiet, East 
Amatuli, St. George, St. Lazaria, and St. Paul.  Best qualified 
applicants will possess (or be working toward) a degree in wildlife 
biology or related field and have prior field experience. All applicants 
should be in excellent physical condition and able to live and work 
happily with a small group of people in an extremely remote and isolated 
environment.  Cold, wet, windy weather and spartan living conditions are 
the norm.  Seabird and boating experience is desirable but not required. 
Appropriate safety training will be provided.  Technicians will be hired 
at the GS-4, 5, 6, and 7 levels. Vacancy announcements are currently 
posted on the USAjobs website:    GS-06/07: 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/390568500  GS-05: 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/390566000  GS-04: 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/390564400   You must apply to 
the announcement by January 14, 2015 to be considered for these 
positions.  If you have trouble finding the job announcements please 
contact us and we can email you the announcement information.     Only 
applicants available for the entire period (late-April to 
late-September) should apply, as transport to and from the islands is 
restricted.  You must be a U.S. citizen or national (resident of 
American Samoa or Swains Island) to apply. You must include transcripts 
with your application package because these positions have educational 
requirements that need to be verified.  It is helpful to send along a 
cover letter with your transcripts outlining which classes you are using 
to claim the educational requirements since it is not always obvious 
from class names.      Contact MARC ROMANO (EM: marc_romano AT fws.gov) 
with questions.

Spring and/or Fall migration monitoring assistant wanted for Prince 
Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPtBO) in Ontario, Canada – MIGRATION 
MONITORING ASSISTANT  wanted for Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory 
(PEPtBO) in Ontario, Canada.   Location: Prince Edward County, Ontario, 
Canada.   Duration: Apr 11th – May 31st , 2015 and/or Aug 15th – Oct 
31st.   Job Type: Seasonal.   Job Description:  Volunteer banding 
assistant required for a very busy Migration Monitoring Station in 
Ontario, Canada.  A long term volunteer bander is required for the 
spring and fall banding periods in 2015 to help with the banding and 
migration monitoring at Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPtBO) in 
Ontario, Canada. The Observatory is located on the north shore of Lake 
Ontario, 125 km east of Toronto (it is 30 km to Picton, the nearest 
town). All the operations are carried out within the Prince Edward Point 
National Wildlife Area which is located within the local Important Bird 
Area (IBA).  Duties will include helping the Bander-In-Charge with 
carrying out the daily field protocol, some data entry, helping to keep 
the house clean and tidy, some light maintenance around the 
building/netting area, greeting visiting birders, helping with school 
visits and some other light duties as required.  PEPtBO adheres to the 
NABC guidelines when banding and follows a standardized protocol that 
operates 19 passerine nets, a J-trap and 6 ground traps daily.  Very 
large numbers of migrants can occur within this area and up to 689 birds 
have been banded in a day. Over 12-16,000 birds of 115+ species are 
banded at this single station each year, with 5-6000 being banded in the 
spring. Over 260 species and forms have been observed at the observatory 
over the last ten years. A strong work ethic is required for this job as 
you are expected to be here seven days a week. The normal daily routine 
involves opening the nets at sunrise, a half hour census, with banding 
and casual observations continuing until six hours after sunrise, with 
some data entry in the afternoon. The rest of the afternoon/evening is 
free time.  A volunteer who can cover all or most of the full season 
would be preferred. Food and basic accommodation is provided on site in 
the fairly comfortable observatory building, that has most modern 
amenities (including WiFi), although laundry is done in Picton. The 
shared accommodation will have other researchers or staff staying there 
as well.  This is an ideal opportunity for people to broaden their 
banding experience.  A small honorarium (payable at the end of the 
season) may be available to qualified volunteers subject to funding.  
The PEPtBO website is http://www.peptbo.ca Qualifications: This is a 
very demanding position and the successful applicant must be experienced 
with banding (i.e. have banded or ringed more than 1000 birds). 
Knowledge of identification of eastern North American birds would be 
preferable although the ID knowledge is not essential as long as you 
have the relevant banding experience, as training on North American 
birds will be given. This position is open to people from anywhere and 
training will be given to bring people up to standard. To Apply: If you 
are interested in either or both seasons, then please send a resume with 
banding experience (please include any banding/ringing permit details), 
the season and time period available and the contact information for two 
references, to the Station Manager - DAVID OKINES (EM: david.okines AT 
gmail.com) ASAP, this position will continue to be open until filled.  
Only suitable applicants will be considered.

VOLUNTEERS FOR BANDING AND MIGRATION MONITORING  at Thunder Cape Bird 
Observatory.  Website: 
http://www.tbfn.net/thunder-cape-bird-observatory  Location: Thunder 
Bay, Ontario, Canada.  Duration:  Spring: May 1 to June 15, 2015; Fall: 
August 1 to October 30, 2014. Job Type:  Volunteer.  Job Description: 
Thunder Cape Bird Observatory near Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, seeks 
volunteers for three week or longer terms, running from May 1 to June 
15, 2015, and/or from August 1 to October 30, 2015.  Volunteers will 
participate in daily banding and migration monitoring activities.  
Migration monitoring involves a daily 6 hour watch beginning at dawn.  
The banding protocols involve mist nets and other traps, and require 
skills in extracting and handling passerines, some hawks, and in the 
Fall, Northern Saw-whet Owls.  Additional duties will include computer 
data entry, grounds keeping, housekeeping and cooking. Please consult 
our website for more information on the station.  Qualifications: Good 
assets include prior banding experience and familiarity with eastern 
North American species. To Apply:  Submit resume with references, and 
fill out the volunteer application form at 
http://www.tbfn.net/how-to-volunteer. Email application to (EM: 
rinchenboardman AT gmail.com and agilbert AT lakeheadu.ca).

TEMPORARY FIELD ASSISTANTS at Powdermill Nature Reserve – Temporary BIRD 
BANDING ASSISTANTS (2) needed to band passerines during the spring 
migration (April 7 to May 31) at the Powdermill Avian Research Center in 
the mountains of Western Pennsylvania. Powdermill is the field station 
to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (Pittsburgh) and has a rich 
history (54 years) of being a leader in bird banding. The assistants 
will learn the latest in advanced methods in aging (with the emphasis on 
using molt limits) and sexing landbirds. Banding will occur 6 days a 
week and begin 1/2 hour before sunrise. Other responsibilities will 
include assisting with workshops, public education, data entry, and net 
maintenance. Experience bleeding birds via brachial venipuncture is a 
plus. Pay is $10/hr for 40 hrs per week plus housing. To learn more 
about the banding program at Powdermill visit our website 
(http://www.powdermillarc.org).  Position Requirements: Prior experience 
extracting and banding songbirds required. Ability to bleed birds via 
brachial venipuncture and identify eastern birds by sight is strongly 
desirable.  Position Duration & Work Hours: This is a seasonal position 
involving 1 to 1.5 months. Schedule is 6.5 hrs/day Tue-Sun starting 1/2 
hour before sunrise (approximately 6 am).     Employees of Carnegie 
Museums of Pittsburgh receive free admission to all four of our museums; 
discounts in our cafes and gift shops and on programming and classes; 
employee assistance program; and more.      Application materials will 
only be accepted through the employer’s website.    For more information 
and to apply, visit http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/hr and click SEARCH 
JOBS.   If you have any questions on the application process please do 
not hesitate to contact LUKE DEGROOTE (EM: degrooteL AT 
carnegieMNH.org). Applications will be taken until February 7, but 
interviews may begin as soon as suitable applicants are found. Carnegie 
Museums of Pittsburgh is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer – 
M/F/Veteran/Disability.

PRAIRIE-CHICKEN TELEMETRY TECHNICIANS (1-2 positions)     Job 
Description-One seasonal (March - June) and one year-round technicians 
are needed starting in early to mid-March 2015. These two positions are 
to help monitor the success of translocated Greater Prairie-chickens in 
grassland habitat in central Illinois. Successful applicants will assist 
in the translocation in March and monitoring efforts using radio 
telemetry throughout the year. Birds will be tracked to determine 
dispersal, mortality and breeding success of translocated individuals. 
Work will also involve visiting leks during early morning hours to 
re-sight color-marked birds. Must have some experience using radio 
telemetry and experience handling, banding, and re-sighting birds is 
highly desirable. Rate of Pay: $1800-2200/mo (based on experience). 
Qualifications: Successful applicants must have demonstrable radio 
telemetry skills, GPS and orienteering skills, ability to follow a 
standardized protocol, and the ability to work well, both independently, 
and with others. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. 
Applicants must be in good physical condition and be able to work for 
extended periods, and be enthusiastic about early mornings and a 
rigorous field season. Applicants with previous grouse or 
prairie-chicken and GIS experience are preferred. Job is located in 
Newton, IL. Housing may be provided pending funding. Number of Openings: 
1-2   To Apply: Please email a short cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for 3 references to WENDY SCHELSKY, (EM: schelsky AT 
illinois.edu, PH: 217-333.4712). Feel free to contact me with any 
questions. Deadline to apply: February 10, 2015

FIELD TECHNICIAN  – Western EcoSystems Technology (WEST), Inc., is 
seeking a field technician to perform one full year of post-construction 
bird and bat carcass searching at two commercial wind energy facilities: 
one in northwestern Costa Rica and one in southwestern Nicaragua.  Start 
date is March, 2015.  Work is part time (average 3 days per week) but 
year-round.  Four, two-week unpaid breaks are built into the schedule 
for the year.  A one year commitment is sought initially, with an option 
for a second year. WEST will cover all housing expenses and utility (up 
to $500/mo), all in-country transportation expenses, and one round-trip 
plane fare between the US and Costa Rica.  Person may be a U.S. 
national, but must be eligible and willing to apply for a temporary work 
permit in Costa Rica.  Person must be able to work independently in a 
Latin American context, endure reasonably rugged fieldwork conditions, 
and possess at least basic Spanish language skills.  If interested, 
please email resume and contact info for 3 references to CALEB GORDON 
(EM: cgordon AT west-inc.com)

CREW LEADER FOR PRAIRIE/SAGEBRUSH SONGBIRD STUDY in eastern Montana 
–       Crew leader needed to assist in management of all aspects of 
field data collection for a study investigating the effects of grazing 
treatments on migratory passerine species in a prairie/sagebrush system 
in eastern Montana (near Lavina and Roundup, Montana). The study will 
assess how grazing treatments alter passerine community structure, as 
well as examine the relationship between avian abundance and 
reproductive success in this ecosystem.  The individual will be 
responsible for assisting the principal investigators with preparation 
for field activities, management of field activities, and all activities 
associated with the conclusion of the field season. This position will 
begin in mid April and run at least through mid August, with the 
possibility of being extended. The applicant must be willing to travel 
between Missoula and Roundup, Montana, and work an unusual schedule 
(early mornings and long days). The individual will be responsible for 
field preparation activities, including database maintenance and data 
sheet preparation, coordination with project collaborators, equipment 
preparation, and assistance with field technician training. Field data 
collection will involve identification of songbirds by sight and sound, 
nest searching, nesting monitoring, potentially banding birds, and 
navigation with GPS units. The individual will be responsible for 
supervision of a crew of 6 to 8, coordinating with private land owners 
and project collaborators, and assisting with all logistics of field 
data collection. The ability and willingness to work in a variety of 
weather conditions and walk long distances is required. At the 
conclusion of the field season, the crew leader will transport equipment 
back to Missoula and finalize all data entry and organization from the 
field season. Pay rate is equivalent to $2100-$2400/month, dependent on 
prior experience. Housing is provided during field data collection (when 
in Roundup), but housing for pre- and post-field logistics in Missoula 
is NOT provided. A positive attitude and sense of humor are a must for 
this position, as it requires living in close quarters and working long 
hours in an isolated environment.  Qualifications Education: Applicants 
should have at a minimum a bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology, 
biology, ecology, or a related field. Experience: Experience supervising 
field crews and managing large amounts of data are strongly preferred. 
Bird handling and experience working with private land owners is highly 
desired.  Additional requirements: Excellent organizational and 
communication skills are required, as well as the ability to work well 
independently and within a team. Basic knowledge of ArcMap and Microsoft 
Office programs, especially Access, is preferred. A valid driver’s 
license is required.  How to apply: Interested individuals should email 
a cover letter (state dates of availability), resume/CV, and contact 
information for 3 references to Dr. VICTORIA DREITZ (EM: victoria.dreitz 
AT umontana.edu) by February 13, 2015. Only applications with all 
attachments as a single PDF or Microsoft Word document will be accepted. 
Please put “Songbird Crew Leader” in subject line. For further 
information about the project, please email: victoria.dreitz AT 
umontana.edu.

VOLUNTARY RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP IN SEABIRD BEHAVIOUR & ECOLOGY – Skomer 
Island & University of Oxford.  We are looking for an enthusiastic, 
hardworking young biologist to work as a voluntary Research Assistant to 
help with our pelagic seabird research on Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, 
Wales, in Spring and Summer 2015. The work will involve several research 
projects coordinated by Prof Tim Guilford at Oxford’s Department of 
Zoology (see the OxNav website). We utilize state-of-the art tracking 
technologies (miniature GPS, geolocators, time-depth recorders & 
on-board video) on several species (Manx Shearwaters, Atlantic Puffins, 
Common Guillemots, Razorbills). Most work will involve assisting 
doctoral students with the day-to-day maintenance of the study burrows, 
weighing and monitoring breeding birds and their chicks, and the 
deployment and retrieval/downloading of tracking devices. It will also 
involve entering data collected in the field into appropriate databases. 
There will be a significant amount of nocturnal work, since the primary 
study species is the Manx Shearwater, which only arrives at the colony 
after dark. There will also be scope for involvement in other 
conservation and ecological projects on the island, which is a National 
Nature Reserve administered by the Wildlife Trust of South and West 
Wales.   Unfortunately we cannot provide a stipend but accommodation 
(shared and basic) on Skomer will be covered. However, the project is a 
great opportunity to gain valuable experience in modern field 
ornithology. There will also be opportunities for the assistant to learn 
some analytical techniques applied to animal movement data. Skomer has 
mobile coverage and some access to Internet, however movements to and 
from the mainland are limited because of unpredictable wind conditions. 
There is a small community of wardens, assistants and volunteers, who 
are involved in the running and conservation of the Nature Reserve, 
monitoring the seabird populations, and managing the daily and 
over-night visitors. There might be opportunities to visit other UK 
island reserves during the project.  Profile: we are looking for a 
motivated and hardworking biologist, who likes working in the field and 
can cope with difficult working and living conditions. Previous 
experience in the field or in harsh conditions is desirable, but not 
essential. Work on Skomer requires long hours (with some work at night 
and at dawn) spent in a cold and wet environment and considerable manual 
work. A good 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 a plus (previous assistants have engaged 
in doctoral studies afterwards). 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. 
Unfortunately, for administrative reasons, we can only accept 
applications from people having PERMISSION TO WORK IN THE UK (UK and EU 
citizens, UK residents, or persons with a UK work permit).  We are 
looking for an assistant to work with us between April and September 
2015. 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: 
tim.guilford AT zoo.ox.ac.uk) (with [EM:oliver.padget AT zoo.ox.ac.uk in 
cc]). The deadline for submitting applications (including reference 
letters) is the 31st January 2015. We will interview the shortlisted 
candidates (on Skype) shortly after and we expect to make a decision by 
late February.

ORNITHOLOGIST – Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from 
European and North American universities, who design and implement 
biodiversity and conservation management research programs at 10 
research sites worldwide. We are currently recruiting ornithologists 
available for between 4-8 weeks within the months of June and early 
August. Possible locations include: Indonesia, Mexico, Madagascar and 
Honduras. Information on all our sites is available on our website.  We 
are currently recruiting Ornithologists to work at a number of locations 
worldwide. Positions will be from four to eight weeks between June and 
early August. Costs onsite such as food and accommodation will be 
covered and there may be some contribution to travel expenses for 
experienced applicants.  The position will involve carrying out 
ornithological surveys as part of a large scale monitoring program. 
Applicants should have experience of working in the field, biological 
undergraduate degree level or higher (or other relevant experience), 
point count, bird mist netting and handling experience.  In return, 
successful applicants receive full accommodation and food onsite, 
potential current and future research opportunities, networking and 
skills development, flight bursaries for more experienced scientists, 
and of course the opportunity to contribute towards long-term 
conservation efforts.     If you would like to apply for the position of 
ornithologist, please fill in our online application form at 
www.opwall.com/jobs and send a CV or resume to RACHEL PALFREY (EM: 
rachel.palfrey AT opwall.com).

FIELD TECHNICIAN, ECOLOGY AND HABITAT USE OF WILD TURKEYS – University 
of Illinois, Champaign, IL.     Funding is available for 2-3 technicians 
to assist with research on the ecology and habitat use of Wild Turkeys 
in Illinois in association with forest management. The project will 
involve capturing hen turkeys during the winter and attaching GPS radio 
transmitters to them to allow for studying relationships between 
survival, habitat use and habitat characteristics at multiple spatial 
scales.  The research is being conducted in close collaboration with 
scientists at the Illinois Natural History Survey and scientists and 
land managers at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Army 
Corp of Engineers. The successful candidate is expected to begin as 
early as February 2015 if possible. Positions will run through 
July/August 2015 with the potential to extend into the following year. 
Starting and ending dates are somewhat flexible.     Qualifications: 
Candidates should have completed a B.S. degree in Wildlife Ecology, 
Natural Resources, Zoology, or a related field. Field experience 
studying wild turkeys, the effects of habitat management on wildlife, 
and/or animal movements in relation to habitat are all desirable. An 
interest in wildlife ecology and conservation, the ability to work 
independently and as a team member, and the capability to conduct field 
work under adverse conditions, are necessary. Experience with techniques 
to capture and handle turkeys, radio telemetry, habitat evaluation, and 
GIS would be valuable, but are not required. Valid driver’s license is 
required.     Salary Range: $2,000-$3,000 per month depending on 
experience. Housing provided, field vehicles provided.     To apply: 
Submit by January 31, 2015 a letter detailing your interest and 
suitability for the position, curriculum vitae, and names and contact 
information for three references to:     Dr. JEFF HOOVER, Illinois 
Natural History Survey,  1816 S. Oak St.,  Champaign, IL 61820 [EM:   
j-hoover AT illinois.edu (email applications preferred)].

AVIAN EDUCATION SPECIALIST – Location: Jackson, Wyoming.  Begins: May 
20, 2015.  Ends: August 14, 2015 (may be extended to August 28).  
Compensation: $520/week.  Job Description:  The Teton Research Institute 
of Teton Science Schools is seeking an education specialist to work with 
our avian research program. Research goals include: quantify landbird 
population trends along riparian corridors in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; 
understand the effects of human development on landbird populations; and 
improve understanding of field research by engaging participants in 
hands-on bird banding demonstrations.  Bird banding stations are 
operated according to sunrise. Nets are opened 15 minutes after local 
sunrise and close 6 hours later. Some days may begin as early as 4:30 
AM. The Education Specialist will need to be at the appropriate site on 
time to assist the banders with station set-up. Low-cost employee 
housing may be provided depending upon availability.  Specific duties 
include: *Serve as education liaison for research team monitoring avian 
productivity and survivorship*Manage visitor logistics; serve as host 
for Feathered Fridays (open family banding program)*Station set-up and 
break-down*Facilitate bird banding demonstrations for participants of 
all ages*Teach about the birds of Jackson Hole and applications of avian 
monitoring data *Develop educational materials for demonstrations*Track 
# of participants that attend banding demonstrations.  Qualifications: 
**BS in wildlife ecology, natural resource management or related field 
**Willingness to work early mornings and long hours during untraditional 
work weeks **Good communication skills; teaching experience preferred 
**Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team 
**Wilderness First Aid certified (required); must be completed prior to 
start date.     Employer Summary:  Teton Science Schools’ Teton Research 
Institute was formed in response to the growing need in Jackson Hole and 
the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem for responsible conservation and land 
stewardship. In our work, we seek a reasonable balance between wildlife 
and people to develop resource management strategies and models that 
other western communities can follow. For more information, visit (URL: 
http://www.tetonscience.org/teton-research-institute/home/)  Teton 
Science Schools is an equal opportunity employer with a drug-free and 
smoke-free workplace. Successful applicant(s) will be required to pass a 
background check, driving check and drug screening.  To Apply:  Complete 
an online application here: 
http://www.tetonscience.org/index.cfm?id=employment  Please be sure to 
attach resume and cover letter to the application.

WATERBIRD INTERNSHIP – The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) is 
seeking 1-2 interns to assist with waterbird field studies.  The 
internship will run from March to August 2015.  The time commitment will 
be 25-40 hours per week.  The internship will be based in Milpitas, CA.  
The intern will receive training and mentorship from SFBBO staff and 
will develop their skills in waterbird survey techniques and data 
management. The intern will be assisting with surveys at managed ponds 
in support of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project (URL: 
http:\\www.southbayrestoration.org). He/she will also assist with 
SFBBO’s California Gull Research and Monitoring and Avian Disease 
Prevention programs. (URL: http://www.sfbbo.org/science/index.php). Key 
Responsibilities:  **Conduct waterbird surveys and water quality 
sampling at South Bay salt evaporation ponds  **Conduct walkthrough 
censuses of large gull colonies, conduct gull counts, gull hazing at 
sensitive nesting sites and behavioral survey at landfills  **Assist 
with surveys to collect dead, diseased, and injured birds in South Bay 
sloughs as part of an effort to prevent avian botulism outbreaks  **Work 
with SFBBO staff, partner agencies, and volunteers to coordinate field 
work  **Enter, proof, and manage data collected **Assist with equipment 
maintenance and other SFBBO projects as assigned.    Required 
Qualifications:  *Coursework toward a degree in biology, ecology, or 
related field  *Familiarity with waterbird species of the San Francisco 
Bay (including shorebirds, waterfowl and gulls)  *Good physical 
condition and enthusiasm for long days in the field  *Willingness to 
tolerate harsh field conditions (mud, sun, dust, salt spray)  
*Willingness to work irregular hours including early mornings, evenings 
and some weekends  *Strong work ethic, organizational skills, and 
attention to detail  *Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and 
reliable personal vehicle  *Ability to navigate and orient using maps  
*Ability to work independently and as part of a team  *Effective oral 
and written communication skills.     Preferred Qualifications: 
*Recently completed BA/BS in biology, ecology, or related field 
*Excellent waterbird identification skills  *Off-road driving experience 
(SFBBO truck provided for off-road driving)  *Solid computer skills, 
including working knowledge of MS Access and Excel *Experience 
conducting field work in the San Francisco Bay. Compensation:   
Applicants should be students or recent graduates (within the last year) 
with a degree in wildlife biology, environmental science or a related 
field.  A stipend of $125/week will be provided.  Shared housing is not 
available.  An SFBBO vehicle or reimbursement for use of a personal 
vehicle will be available for pre-approved, work-related travel.  SFBBO 
will also provide most field gear, including a spotting scope.       To 
Apply: Please e-mail the following materials to NATALIE WASHBURN, (EM: 
nwashburn AT sfbbo.org):  1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) list of 
three references (names, email addresses, and phone numbers). Include 
all materials in one Word or PDF file, and include your last name in the 
file name.  The deadline for applications is January 30th.  SFBBO is an 
EOE.

PHD ASSISTANTSHIP IN TROPICAL HUMMINGBIRD POLLINATION ECOLOGY – The 
Betts Landscape Ecology Lab at Oregon State University 
(http://www.fsl.orst.edu/flel/) is now accepting applications for a PhD 
Graduate Assistantship in Tropical Pollination Ecology. The student will 
help to implement a new National Science Foundation-funded study 
examining the effects of tropical deforestation and keystone plant 
species decline on the structure of pollination networks. The student 
will develop their project as part of a team of researchers examining 
landscape effects on plant demography, genetic structure and hummingbird 
movements. This position is an excellent opportunity for a student 
interested in landscape ecology, conservation biology, pollination 
ecology and ornithology to gain valuable knowledge and experience in 
ecological theory, modeling, and empirical data collection (e.g., 
hummingbird banding, hummingbird movement tracking and pollination 
ecology techniques).  The field portion of the work will take place at 
the Las Cruces Biological Station, Costa Rica 

(http://www.ots.ac.cr/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=220&Itemid=422). 

This Organization for Tropical Studies site has a long legacy of 
research in tropical ecology and hosts many other ongoing projects. 
Oregon State University is among the top U.S. universities for 
scientific productivity in environmental sciences and conservation 
biology.  Applicant requirements:  **A Masters degree in Biology or 
related field (e.g., Environmental science, Zoology, Wildlife Ecology 
etc.).  Highly accomplished undergraduates will be considered under 
special circumstances.  **GPA >3.5  **Strong previous experience in 
field research (preferably both ornithological and botanical)  
**Upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level courses in statistics  
**Previous experience working effectively with a team (preferably as 
field crew leader) **Excellent physical condition (the position requires 
traversing mountainous terrain through primary and secondary tropical 
forest). **Demonstrated experience in publishing in peer-reviewed 
literature **Applicants with existing funding (e.g., NSF, NSERC, 
Fulbright, graduate assistantships) will be given high priority.  
**Ability to communicate with field assistants in Spanish.   To apply: 
For full consideration, send  (1) a letter of interest, (2) resume, (3) 
GRE scores, (4) transcripts (unofficial transcripts are sufficient), (5) 
writing sample, and (6) contact information (email and phone number) for 
three references to: Prof. MATT BETTS (EM: matt.betts AT 
oregonstate.edu) and Dr. ADAM HADLEY (EM: adam.hadley AT 
oregonstate.edu). For questions regarding the application process, 
contact Dr. Hadley by email. Applications received before January 15, 
2015 will be given consideration for a prestigious Oregon State 
University Provost’s Fellowship (URL: 
http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/awards/provosts-distinguished-graduate), 
but the position will remain open until filled.
Subject: Birdjobs -- January 14, 2015
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 23:54:15 -0500
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Subject: Birdjobs -- January 8, 2015
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2015 02:08:38 -0500
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PHD STUDENT OPPORTUNITY IN AVIAN EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY AND POPULATION 
GENOMICS starting Fall 2015 at the University of New Hampshire – Seeking 
a highly motivated PhD student for Fall 2015.  The research will focus 
on the application of genomic and genetic tools to study ecological 
divergence, adaptation and speciation in sharp-tailed sparrows. 
Applicants should have a strong interest in ecology, evolution, and 
population genomics/genetics. The position will be in the Kovach lab 
(URL: http://unh.edu/kovach_lab) at the University of New Hampshire, 
with close collaboration with Dr. Brian Olsen (URL: 
http://sbe.umaine.edu/olsen) at the University of Maine and an 
opportunity for co-advisement.  The student will also be integrated with 
a collaborative group of researchers studying tidal marsh bird ecology 
and conservation across the Northeast (URL: 
http://www.tidalmarshbirds.org).   The most qualified candidates will 
have a strong GPA, laboratory and analytical experience with 
genetic/genomic approaches, bioinformatics, and strong quantitative 
skills.  Appreciation for bench work and data analysis, including 
computer-based components, is important. Masters degree is preferred but 
not required. Strong interpersonal skills and the desire to work 
collaboratively are important. Interest and ability to work in the field 
is desirable.    Admission will be through the Genetics Program at the 
University of New Hampshire (URL: http://mcbsgrad.unh.edu/genetics); 
application deadline January 15.   Interested students should contact 
ADRIENNE KOVACH with further questions, and send the following materials 
to (EM: akovach AT unh.edu):  1) letter explaining research interest and 
experience; 2) CV (with GRE scores and GPA); 3) unofficial transcripts 
(or a list of relevant courses taken)

WILDLIFE BIOLOGY PROGRAM SUMMER INTERNSHIP at the Chincoteague National 
Wildlife Refuge (URL: http://chinco.fws.gov). Deadline: 31 January 
2015.     INDICATE IN YOUR COVER LETTER THE ISLAND FOR WHICH YOU ARE 
APPLYING ACCORDING TO YOUR AVAILABILITY.     REQUIREMENTS: **Must be a 
recent graduate or a current student in Wildlife Biology, Environmental 
Science, Natural Resources Management, or a related field; **Valid 
driver's license;  **Ability to communicate well both orally and in 
writing; **Ability to work independently on daily tasks **Good 
observational skills; **Ability to walk in difficult terrain for long 
distances, carry equipment (30 lbs), tolerate biting insects and extreme 
temperatures; **Schedule flexibility (8 to 12 hours daily) including 
weekends and some evening shifts; **Strong interest in ornithology and 
experience using optical equipment;  PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: (90% of 
duties) **Monitor breeding populations of federally threatened piping 
plovers; American oystercatchers, and colonial nesting birds. **Conduct 
nest searches, record behavioral observations, chick monitoring, and 
predator reporting. **Ensure data sheets are completed in a neat and 
organized manner daily. **Maintenance of vehicles, work equipment and 
office area.  ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: (10% of duties) **Invasive 
species monitoring, **Marine mammal and sea turtle stranding response, 
**Assist on sea turtle nest management, **Endangered sea beach amaranth 
plant surveys, **Waterfowl surveys **Data entry **Participate in public 
interpretation.     Benefits: **Bunkhouse style co-ed lodging located on 
Assateague Island;  **One or more assigned roommates of the same 
gender.  **Inspected by staff **Stipend of $308 paid bi-weekly.  See 
below for detailed differences between islands. ASSATEAGUE ISLAND:     
12 weeks; May 18 - August 8, 2015. Positions Available: 4.    
**Applicants must have background in various GPS devices. **Comfortable 
driving over sand and may participate in ATV operation training. 
**Strong communication skills, as Assateague Island is a tourist 
destination. **Must be physically capable of constructing predator 
exclosures around nest quickly. **Work requires physical exertion.  
ASSAWOMAN ISLAND: 18 weeks; April – August.     Positions Available: 
1.    **Intern will be required to apply for and pass a NASA Security 
Clearance upon hiring in order to gain access to work site. 
**Comfortable driving over sand and may participate in ATV operation 
training. **Includes a Chincoteague Bay American oystercatcher breeding 
survey route only accessible by boat without onsite facilities. **Must 
be comfortable around water, working on a boat, and working for several 
hours at a time in remote locations. **Preferably, the incumbent will 
have experience navigating coastal waterways.     TO APPLY, Send cover 
letter, resume, transcripts and contact information for 3 references 
to:  EMARIE AYALA-DIAZ; Wildlife Biologist,  Chincoteague National 
Wildlife Refuge,  PO Box 62,  Chincoteague, VA 23336; Or by email on a 
pdf format to: (EM: emarie_ayala AT fws.gov). INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS 
WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITIONS OFFERED.

SHORTGRASS STEPPE NEST MONITORING CREW LEADER (1) – University of 
Colorado, Denver.  Location:  Central Plains Experimental Range, CO.  
Duration:  Approximately May 18th-July 19th.  Job Type: Temporary 
Volunteer (possible per diem).  Application Deadline:  1 Apr 2015.     
Job Description:  Through the University of Colorado—Denver, and in 
cooperation with the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and the USDA 
Agricultural Research Service, I am completing my master’s research on 
shortgrass steppe birds in northern Colorado. The topic of my research 
is the relative impact of livestock grazing on the nest survival of 
ground-nesting passerines. Specifically, I am interested in whether 
innovative grazing practices that are being used to simulate native 
disturbance patterns can also increase populations of declining 
shortgrass birds. I am in search of one crew leader to supervise a 
rope-dragging crew and to assist with nest monitoring. Responsibilities 
include locating the nests of ground-nesting passerines (primarily 
McCown’s Longspur, Horned Lark, and Lark Bunting) through daily 
rope-dragging, conducting high-frequency nest monitoring, completing 
basic vegetation surveys, and supervising a crew of 2-3 assistants. 
Shared housing is provided. A per diem may become available (pending 
funding). A motivated individual will have the opportunity to conduct 
light independent research. Qualifications:  REQUIRED—Junior, Senior or 
recent graduate with or working toward a B.Sc. Coursework in wildlife 
biology, ecology, or related field. Available for the entire field 
season and able to work Mon-Fri from 8AM to 6PM. Able to walk 5-7 miles 
per day, dragging ropes. Must possess sturdy walking shoes, preferably 
boots. Willing to work in variable conditions including cold and extreme 
heat, with occasional surprise showers. Comfortable working around 
copious cacti, snakes, and black widow spiders. Possess reliable, 
high-clearance vehicle. Comfortable staying at an on-site field house 
with crew and technicians from other projects, and able to cohabitate 
harmoniously. Experience supervising others. PREFERRED—Experience in 
nest location and monitoring. Experience gathering and recording 
scientific data. Experience navigating by GPS. Basic familiarity with 
wild bird biology. To Apply:  Send cover letter, resume, and the names, 
email addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: AMBER CARVER, 
University of Colorado—Denver (EM: amber.carver AT ucdenver.edu).

SHORTGRASS STEPPE NEST MONITORING ASSISTANTS (4) – University of 
Colorado, Denver.     Location:  Central Plains Experimental Range, 
CO.     Duration:  Approximately May 18th-July 19th.     Job Type: 
Temporary Volunteer (possible per diem).  Application Deadline:  1 Apr 
2015. Job Description: Through the University of Colorado—Denver, and in 
cooperation with the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and the USDA 
Agricultural Research Service, I am completing my master’s research at 
the Central Plains Experimental Range in northern Colorado. The topic of 
my research is the relative impact of livestock grazing on the nest 
survival of ground-nesting passerines. Specifically, I am interested in 
whether innovative grazing practices that are being used to simulate 
native disturbance patterns can also increase populations of declining 
shortgrass birds. I am in search of four research assistants.  Research 
assistant responsibilities include locating the nests of ground-nesting 
passerines (primarily McCown’s Longspur, Horned Lark, and Lark Bunting) 
through daily rope-dragging, and completing basic vegetation surveys. No 
experience is necessary, and training will be offered. Shared housing is 
provided. A per diem may become available (pending funding). Motivated 
individuals will have the opportunity to conduct light independent 
research.  Qualifications:  REQUIRED— Junior, Senior or recent graduate 
with or working toward a B.Sc. Coursework in wildlife biology, ecology, 
or related field. Available for the entire field season and able to work 
Mon-Fri from about 8AM to 3PM. Able to walk 5-7 miles per day, dragging 
ropes. Must possess sturdy walking shoes, preferably boots. Willing to 
work in variable conditions including cold and extreme heat, with 
occasional surprise showers. Comfortable working around copious cacti, 
snakes, and black widow spiders. Comfortable staying at an on-site field 
house with crew and technicians from other projects, and able to 
cohabitate harmoniously. PREFERRED—Experience in field ecology or 
biology. Basic familiarity with wild bird biology. To Apply:  Send cover 
letter, resume, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of 
three references to: AMBER CARVER, University of Colorado—Denver (EM: 
amber.carver AT ucdenver.edu).

BIOLOGICAL TECHNICIAN (WILDLIFE)  at Tongass National Forest. Website: 
http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/tongass  Location: Juneau, Alaska.  
Duration: about 3 months.  Job Type: Temporary. Application Deadline: 31 
Jan 2015.  Job Description: Conduct avian point counts and other 
projects in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. This is an opportunity to 
explore and bird watch in America’s largest, wildest temperate rain 
forest. Salary is GS- 7 plus cost-of-living allowance (in total about 
$20 per hour) plus paid annual leave, and overtime after 40 hours per 
week. Season expected to be late Apr through late Jul with some 
flexibility, but applicants must be available specific dates in May for 
safety training week and all of June for surveys. The season potentially 
may be extended if technician is willing to work on other natural 
resource projects, depending on funding. Government housing is usually 
available in Juneau, Alaska. Some nights will be spent camping in the 
field or at forest service bunkhouses in other communities.  
Qualifications: Able to identify land birds by sight and sound; 
familiarity with point count techniques; good physical condition; 
willing and able to camp in a wilderness setting and able to start work 
as early as 3 a.m.; travel in boats and small aircraft; hike rugged 
terrain; withstand moderate levels of biting insects; take basic habitat 
(plant)information; complete basic data entry and paper-work in a forest 
service office. Other desired skills: previous point count experience, 
overland navigation skills with topographical maps, compass and GPS, and 
familiarity with Pacific Northwest or Alaska bird and plant species, 
experience in distance estimation. Sorry, only US citizens are eligible. 
To Apply: All applications must be completed online through USA JOBS 
(URL: https://www.usajobs.gov) The announcement will be posted on the 
website some time in January 2015. In preparation, interested persons 
should create a profile within the system immediately, and then check 
for listings in Juneau Alaska, AT LEAST WEEKLY. Additional questions may 
be addressed to BARB ADAMS (EM: bjadams AT fs.fed.us).

SEABIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN needed (April through July). This seasonal 
position requires 40 hrs/wk conducting field work and data management.  
The individual will be in charge of conducting beach-nesting bird 
surveys on Least Terns. Duties include testing new survey methods to 
increase count accuracy, conducting beach-nesting bird surveys according 
to the FWC protocol, color banding young, data entry and management and 
equipment maintenance. Applicant must be able to work independently, 
cope with long days in the sun and adverse weather conditions, solve 
problems on the fly and have a good driving record.  Previous experience 
working with breeding shorebirds/seabirds preferred.  Applicants must 
have a bachelor’s degree in wildlife, environmental science or related 
field.  Pay is $15/hour (pre-tax), no benefits.  Housing will be 
provided from April 1 - July 31 at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National 
Estuarine Research Reserve near St. Augustine, FL. Last date to apply is 
January 19, 2015.  Applicants must apply through the State of Florida 
People First system requisition # 77907486-51401911-20141229110007 at 

http://jobs.myflorida.com/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-770790&ERFormID=newjoblist&ERFormCode=any 


AVIAN CREW LEADER (1), TECHNICIAN (1), INTERN (1) – Seed Dispersal by 
Native Birds on Saipan, M.I.  Organization:  Colorado State 
University.   Location: Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. Duration: 
Approx. April - Nov. 2015. Job Type:  Seasonal.  # of Positions:  3.  
Application Deadline:  31 January 2015.  Job Description:  These 3 
positions are part of a larger collaborative project between J. Savidge 
(Colorado State University), H. Rogers (Rice University, 
www.ecologyofbirdloss.org) and J. Tewksbury (WWF International, 
University of Washington) aimed at restoring ecosystem function 
(specifically seed dispersal) to Guam’s forests. Virtually all native 
seed dispersers have been extirpated from Guam, largely due to predation 
by the invasive Brown Treesnake. We aim to determine the impact of seed 
disperser loss and the potential for different dispersers to restore 
function to Guam’s forests. The positions will be based in Saipan, 120 
miles north of Guam, and will support research on diets and habitat use 
of 4 native avian frugivores (White-throated Ground-Dove, Mariana 
Fruit-Dove, Bridled White-eye, and Micronesian Starling). These species 
are extirpated or nearly extirpated from Guam but still common on 
Saipan. The avian field crew will track radio-collared birds, operate 
mist-nets, collect fecal samples from netted birds and identify seeds in 
the samples, and enter data collected. On occasion, the crew may be 
needed to help with other aspects of the larger project.  In addition to 
field work, the crew leader, in collaboration with a postdoc stationed 
on Saipan, will help: i) schedule tasks for crew members to meet monthly 
goals; ii) train new crew members; iii) communicate regularly with the 
postdoc; and iv) help manage project data including data quality.     
Qualifications:  We seek exceptionally motivated applicants with strong 
interest in avian ecology and conservation.  The crew will be supervised 
by a project postdoc that will participate in field aspects as needed. A 
B.S. degree or higher in a related field is required (although 
experienced undergraduates that can take an extended leave from studies 
will be considered for the intern position).  The ability to work as a 
team and independently is required. Applicants must have a valid 
driver’s license and be eligible to work in the U.S. Experience with GPS 
and orienteering is highly desirable. Applicants should be comfortable 
working long hours in high temperatures and humidity, be willing to have 
a flexible schedule (night tracking to identify roosting locations and 
early morning netting, any day of the week), and be willing to tolerate 
at times tedious work (sorting fecal samples for seeds).  Individuals 
should be physically fit and able to walk over rough limestone terrain 
carrying awkward loads (telemetry and netting equipment). In return, you 
will experience living and working on a beautiful Pacific island and 
being part of an exciting conservation effort!   Crew Leader: We seek 
applicants with extensive wildlife field experience, prior supervisory 
experience or demonstrated potential, and strong organizational skills 
including attention to detail. The crew leader will be a member of the 
field team. Applicants must have experience in radiotelemetry and 
mist-netting and banding birds.  Previous experience in tropical island 
ecosystems is desirable.  Technician: Preference will be given to 
applicants with demonstrated wildlife field experience including 
previous experience with radiotelemetry and capturing birds with 
mist-nets.   Intern:  We are seeking applicants with previous experience 
in field research and a willingness to learn new techniques.  Experience 
with radiotelemetry and mist-netting is preferred but not required.   
Compensation: Crew leader ($13.50/hr), Technician ($10/hr), Intern 
($550/mo). A round-trip ticket from the candidate’s current place of 
residence to Saipan, shared housing, and access to transportation 
(shared vehicle) will be provided, if needed.   Application 
Instructions: To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for 3 references to Dr. JULIE SAVIDGE, (EM: julie.savidge AT 
colostate.edu). The cover letter should highlight your previous relevant 
experience, indicate which position(s) you are applying for, and your 
dates of availability. These materials should be in a single Word or pdf 
document. Applications should be submitted by 31 January 2015; however, 
positions will be filled as suitable applicants are found.

UPLAND SANDPIPER AND GRASSHOPPER SPARROW GEOLOCATOR PROJECT FIELD CREW 
LEADERS AND TECHNICIANS  at Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Website: 
http://www.vtecostudies.org  Location: Various DoD installations across 
the US.  Duration: Approximately May 1st to June 30th, 2015.  Job Type: 
Temporary. Number of Openings: 2 Crew Leaders and 6 Field Technicians.  
Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2015. Job Description: We are looking for 2 
crew leaders ($15/hr) and 6 technicians ($12/hr) for an exciting project 
to determine the migration patterns, wintering grounds, and population 
connectivity of grassland birds. We will band, bleed, and deploy 
geolocators on individuals from multiple populations of Upland 
Sandpipers and Grasshopper Sparrows at DoD installations from May 
through the end of June. We are looking for hard-working individuals who 
are adaptable and able to work as a part of a close-knit team. Field 
work will entail night-capture of Upland Sandpipers and daytime 
mist-netting of Grasshopper sparrows. Crews will be split into three 
research teams overseeing one of three pairs of research sites: 1) 
Massachusetts and Maryland; 2) Kansas and North Dakota; 3) Wisconsin and 
Minnesota. Housing is provided and will range from research station 
bunkhouses to state park campgrounds. We will provide work vehicles for 
the duration of the project. Field crew leaders: we will provide travel 
to Kansas for a week of training in late April. After that training week 
each crew leader will travel to their main study sites where they will 
join their field crews for the summer. Field crew members: you are 
responsible for your own travel to and from your initial research site, 
and you will need to be available by May 3rd.   Qualifications: You must 
have a valid driver’s license, solid grassland bird identification 
skills, and a passion for field biology. Mist-netting, banding and avian 
telemetry experience is required for crew leaders, and experience 
drawing blood is preferred. One or more of these skills are preferred 
(but not required) for field techs. Applicants need to be comfortable 
living, traveling, and working closely with a small group in rustic 
conditions, prepared to go with the flow during an unpredictable work 
schedule, and in excellent physical condition.  Number of Openings: 2 
Crew Leaders and 6 Field Technicians  To apply, send your cover letter, 
resume and contact information for references to JASON HILL (EM: jhill 
AT vtecostudies.org). Please indicate in your email if you are applying 
for a field crew leader or tech position (or both). We will review 
applications as they arrive. Applications will be accepted until all 
positions are filled.

FOREST BIRD RESEARCH TECHNICANS (2)  at University of Delaware. 
Location: National Parks in MD, VA, WV.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2.   Application Deadline: 15 Apr 2015.  
Job Description: We seek 2 highly motivated research technicians to 
conduct point counts for forest birds in National Parks in MD, VA, and 
WV from mid-May to mid-August 2015. Work includes extensive bird counts, 
hiking, and data entry.  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. Technicians must work well independently and have a good 
attitude sharing housing with others. Applicants with previous point 
count experience preferred. Applicants must have a valid driver’s 
license.  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.

LESSER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN TECHNICIANS  at NM Cooperative Fish & Wildlife 
Research Unit/ NMSU.  Location: Eastern New Mexico. Duration: 6 months.  
Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 6 . Application Deadline: 21 Jan 
2015.  Job Description: The New Mexico Cooperative Fish & Wildlife 
Research Unit at New Mexico State University is hiring six research 
technicians to assist projects on Lesser Prairie-chicken ecology in 
eastern New Mexico. Primary duties include, but are not limited to, 
trapping, radio-collaring, and radio-telemetry of Lesser Prairie 
chickens, as well as vegetation surveys. Eligible applicants will be 
available for work beginning March 1, 2015 through August 31, 2015. 
Irregular hours (pre-dawn and nights), long work days in extremely 
variable weather conditions, and encounters with venomous snakes should 
be expected. Field work may also require heavy lifting and extensive 
hiking. Applicants should be comfortable living with other technicians 
and graduate students in shared housing (provided) at remote settings in 
eastern New Mexico. Preference will be given to applicants that have 
demonstrated experience in field research, data management, 
radio-telemetry, and vegetation surveys related to avian ecology. $1,500 
per month, housing and utilities included.  Qualifications: Applicants 
must have a bachelor’s degree in wildlife science, biology, or related 
field. Experience in radio-telemetry, plant identification, and avian 
field research is preferred. Successful applicants will have a positive 
work attitude and strong work ethic.   To apply, please send a cover 
letter (summarizing research experience, description of work ethic, and 
reasons for interest in the position), resume, and contact information 
for three references IN A SINGLE PDF to: (EM: lepc.nm AT gmail.com).

BACHMAN'S SPARROW RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at North Carolina State 
University.  Location: Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  Duration: 3 months.  
Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 15 Feb 
2015.  Job Description: Two technicians are needed to assist with a 
graduate student research project studying effects of military training 
on Bachman’s Sparrow (BACS) density and reproductive biology at Fort 
Bragg North Carolina. Our study objectives are to 1.) determine breeding 
density of BACS across Fort Bragg, 2.) determine differences in breeding 
densities of BACS under various levels of military training and 3.) 
identify breeding success and reproductive output for BACS. Positions 
will start in early to mid-April and last 3 months until early July. 
Technicians will assist with Bachman’s Sparrow capture (mist netting), 
spot mapping, point counts, radio tracking, nest searching and 
vegetation surveys. Potential applicants should possess a strong 
interest in avian biology, work well independently or as part of a team, 
be highly motivated, detail oriented, be in excellent physical fitness, 
possess the ability to collect high quality scientific data, maintain a 
positive attitude under strenuous field conditions and willingness to 
live and work in close quarters with others. Work transportation, shared 
housing and some field gear provided. Successful applicants will have 
the opportunity to assist with other graduate research projects, 
including comparison of native vs non-native food plots and endangered 
butterfly surveys. For more information on our research lab, please 
visit http://www4.ncsu.edu/~moorman/grads.htm.  Qualifications: Required 
Skills: Applicants must be comfortable with visual and auditory bird 
identification, avian handling, and possess the ability to visually 
identify color banded individuals. Applicants will be required to 
occasionally lift weights of 50 lbs and move through forested 
environments, use 4-wheel drive vehicles, work in hot, humid 
environments with swarms of biting/blood sucking critters, poisonous 
plants and venomous snakes. Preferred Qualifications: Preference given 
to applicants with avian research experience and BS degree in Biology, 
Natural Resources, Wildlife Management or related field To Apply: 
Application materials should include a cover letter, resume or CV, and 3 
professional references formatted in a single pdf (or Microsoft word) 
document (LastName_BACS_2015) and e-mailed to ALEX FISH (EM: bacs.ncsu 
AT gmail.com). Application review will begin immediately and continue 
until both positions are filled.

AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at Great Basin Bird Observatory. Website: 
http://www.gbbo.org  Location: Nevada.  Duration: 3.5 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2015. Job Description: SIX (6) 
AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIANS needed for songbird and habitat surveys in 
Nevada's backcountry between April 20 and July 26, 2015 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 required. 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.  Number of Openings: 6. To apply, please submit 
your resume and references by email to (EM: ballard AT gbbo.org).

GRASSLAND BIRD RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.  
Website: http://www.rmbo.org  Location: Kimball, Nebraska.  Duration: 
April 27 – July 20.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 1-2. 
Application Deadline: 6 Mar 2015.  Job Description: Nebraska Prairie 
Partners, a partnership of the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and the 
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, is seeking 1 -2 qualified applicants 
to help monitor Mountain Plover nest success in southwestern Nebraska 
and possibly northeastern Colorado. The position is based out of 
Kimball, Nebraska, located one hour east of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Primary 
duties include locating and monitoring Mountain Plover nest productivity 
on agricultural fields. Technician(s) will also assist with trapping and 
banding adult plovers, use radio telemetry to track movements, and use 
optics to identify banded birds. Technician(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: B.S. 
degree in biology, wildlife management or related field. Applicants with 
a graduate degree will receive special consideration. Experience in 
leg-banding or animal handling preferred. Knowledge of western grassland 
birds and radio telemetry experience are a plus but not required. Good 
eyesight is required to accurately identify unique color bands from long 
distances. Successful applicant(s) will be attentive to detail and 
thorough with respect to data collection and entry. Must be proficient 
with Microsoft Office. Must be able to 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.   To apply, 
email a cover letter including dates of availability and a 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 
rmbo.org). Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

AVIAN BIOLOGISTS: southern Arizona  at Univ. of Arizona.  Location: 
southern Arizona.  Duration: mid March to end of May.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 1-3.  Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2015.  
Job Description: AVIAN BIOLOGISTS needed to assist with surveys and 
rapid habitat assessments for Elf Owls in riparian areas across southern 
Arizona. One crew leader and 1-2 technicians are sought to begin work in 
early or mid March and continue until end of May, or possibly into the 
first week of June. Work will involve scouting potential survey areas, 
locating suitable survey sites, and rapid habitat assessments during 
afternoon or morning hours, followed by Elf Owls surveys between roughly 
8 and 12 PM. Crew will be required to camp during most field work 
although support for hotel accommodations is available where possible. 
Some work will involve short backpacking trips and camping in remote 
areas, and river trips on major rivers such as the Salt, Gila, and Verde 
rivers. Project will also involve data entry and data management duties. 
Project vehicles will typically be based in Tucson, but crew members do 
not have to live in Tucson during days off. Qualifications: To be 
considered, applicants must be comfortable working at night in remote 
conditions and have excellent hearing ability. Experience with distance 
sampling, nest searching, and tree identification in the region is also 
strongly desired. Applicants should be in good physical condition, have 
a positive, can-do attitude, be capable of working well with others, and 
have a valid driver’s license and experience driving 4wd vehicles. 
Ability to navigate rivers (class II-III) with kayaks or canoes will be 
helpful, as will an ability to sleep in tents to mid morning to ensure 
adequate rest following night work. Applicants must also be willing to 
camp where necessary and carry a backpack with 1-2 days of provisions on 
occasion.   To apply, please send a brief cover letter outlining your 
relevant experience, a CV, and contact information for three references 
to AARON D. FLESCH, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, 
University of Arizona, The Desert Laboratory - Tumamoc Hill, 1675 Anklam 
Road, Tucson, Arizona 85745 or preferably via email to (EM: flesch AT 
email.arizona.edu). Please reference “avian biologist position” in the 
subject heading of emails.

  CAPE SABLE SEASIDE SPARROW TECHNICIAN  at Ecostudies Institute. 
Website: http://www.ecoinst.org/  Location: South Florida. Duration: 4 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2015.  Job 
Description: FIELD TECHNICIAN POSITION available; mid-March to mid-July 
2015 working on a long-term demographic study of the Cape Sable Seaside 
Sparrow in Everglades National Park. Duties will include: locating and 
monitoring nests in grassland habitat, resighting color-banded birds, 
point count surveys and territory mapping using GPS. Qualified 
applicants may assist with target-netting and banding of adults and 
nestlings. Shared housing will be provided.  Qualifications: We are 
looking for applicants who will be detail-oriented, organized, able to 
work independently and enthusiastic about working in remote locations 
under sometimes harsh field conditions (heat, humidity, and mosquitoes). 
Previous avian research experience is required; nest searching and 
banding experience are preferred. Field crew will travel to and from 
remote field sites via helicopter or by car and foot to other sites. 
Applicants must provide their own transportation to South Florida and 
have their own vehicle for getting to field sites at early morning 
hours.  To Apply: Send a letter of interest, resume and names, emails 
and phone numbers of three references by email to Dr. TOM VIRZI at 
Ecostudies Institute: (EM: tvirzi AT ecoinst.org).

EDUCATION INTERN at Mass Audubon. Location: Allens Pond Wildlife 
Sanctuary, South Dartmouth, MA.  Description: The Education Intern will 
work closely (May-August) with Sanctuary staff, interns, and other 
volunteers on environmental education and community outreach programs 
based out of Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary with some travel to other 
locations.  Intern will be expected to deliver education that highlights 
the Sanctuary's ecological and stewardship projects that span an area of 
approximately 1000 acres in a rural area of Southeastern MA. Subjects 
include promoting endangered species awareness, citizen science data 
collection, participation in bird-focused projects and conducting 
habitat restoration efforts. S/he will be expected to assemble 
interpretive materials that focus on these subjects and take a lead role 
in organizing children's programs at the sanctuary (~15 days). 
Responsibilities also include weekend community outreach and 
participation in annual fund raiser. Intern will be responsible for 
developing at least one substantial and interactive visitor display for 
the purpose of education and outreach. Travel to other locations 
southeastern MA including Great Neck Sanctuary in Wareham is expected.  
As a member of a team, some office support, custodial, and animal care 
tasks will be shared. Students seeking an opportunity to develop an 
independent project are encouraged to apply.   Qualifications:  
Individuals with a background in environmental studies, environmental 
education, youth education, outdoors education, or related field 
preferred. Applicants must be outgoing and have strong communication 
(including electronic) skills.  Requirements include strong 
interpersonal skills, flexibility, creativity, self-motivation, sense of 
humor, and willingness to learn. Intern should be comfortable working 
independently as well as part of the Sanctuary team. Certification in 
CPR/First Aid desired. Experience in teaching and/or working with 
children and teens is helpful. The internship start/end dates are 
flexible beginning in May/June and ending in August; commitment of 
approximately 4-5 days/week including weekends.  Individual must have 
reliable transportation to get themselves to designated field sites, 
outreach events and other locations as needed.  Benefits: This is an 
unpaid internship. Opportunities may be available to receive school 
credit.  No housing provided.  To inquire about this position: Send 
cover letter, resume, and names of three references to:  LAUREN 
MILLER-DONNELLY, Property Manager (EM: laurenmiller AT massaudubon.org – 
e-mail strongly preferred), Mass Audubon South Coast Sanctuaries, 1280 
Horseneck Road, Westport, MA  02790.
LAND AND TRAILS INTERN at Mass Audubon. Location: Allens Pond Wildlife 
Sanctuary, South Dartmouth, MA Description: The Land and Trails Intern 
will work closely (May-August) with Sanctuary staff and volunteers at 
the 695 acre Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary. The Sanctuary encompasses a 
barrier beach, a large coastal salt pond, meadows, and forested uplands 
at a rural location in southeastern Massachusetts. This is a unique 
opportunity to serve as an ambassador for a large property that provides 
important habitat for wildlife and recreational/educational 
opportunities for visitors, while also gaining experience in property 
and habitat management. Responsibilities include maintaining 7+ miles of 
hiking trails, assisting with trail and boardwalk building, maintenance 
of wildlife gardens and grounds, participation in wildlife management 
activities in grassland, shrubland and barrier beach habitats, leading 
volunteer groups, mentoring youth crews, and assisting with our year-end 
event.  Intern will have the opportunity to work with other summer 
interns and staff as needed on wildlife projects as well as education 
and outreach objectives (including on weekends). Travel to other 
sanctuaries in southeastern MA may be expected.  As a member of a team, 
some office support, custodial, and animal care tasks will be shared. 
Students seeking an opportunity to develop an independent project are 
encouraged to apply.   Qualifications: Individuals with a background in 
environmental studies, recreational science, natural resource 
management, habitat restoration, landscape architecture, forestry, 
botany, or related field preferred. Applicants must be in good physical 
condition and communicate well with others. Requirements include: strong 
interpersonal skills; flexibility; self-motivation; and ability to move 
materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds, and walk long 
distances over rough terrain. He/she must be comfortable using a variety 
of tools and gas-powered machines. Intern should be comfortable working 
independently as well as part of the Sanctuary team. The internship 
start/end dates are flexible beginning in May/June and running steadily 
into August; commitment of approximately 3-5 days/week including 
weekends is required. Individual must have reliable transportation to 
get themselves to designated field sites. Benefits:   This is an unpaid 
internship. Opportunities may be available to receive school credit. No 
housing provided.    To inquire about this position: Send cover letter, 
resume, and names of three references to:  LAUREN MILLER-DONNELLY, 
Property Manager (EM: laurenmiller AT massaudubon.org – e-mail strongly 
preferred), Mass Audubon South Coast Sanctuaries, 1280 Horseneck Road, 
Westport, MA 02790.

WILDLIFE INTERN at Mass Audubon. Location: Allens Pond Wildlife 
Sanctuary, South Dartmouth, MA  Description: The Wildlife Intern will 
work closely (May-August) with Sanctuary staff and volunteers on 
multiple ecological projects in Dartmouth, MA and nearby locations. The 
695 acre Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary encompasses a barrier beach, a 
large coastal salt pond, grasslands, shrub lands, and forested uplands 
at a rural location in southeastern Massachusetts. The internship will 
consist largely of ornithological studies, wildlife-focused field work 
and data management with opportunities for participation in education 
and outreach projects. Responsibilities include conducting breeding bird 
counts in grasslands, shrublands and woodlands, surveying nesting sites 
for breeding coastal waterbirds, monitoring predator presence including 
tracking and infared camera work, assisting with the osprey management 
program, monitoring nest boxes for Eastern bluebirds, tree swallows and 
house wrens, facilitating a barn swallow citizen science project, 
searching for diamondback terrapin nests, measuring water quality, 
entering field data, assisting with public programs, and preparing and 
delivering hands-on environmental education at public events (including 
weekends). Intern will be responsible for developing at least one 
substantial and interactive visitor display that highlights their 
internship.  As a member of a team, some office support, custodial, and 
animal care tasks will be shared. Students seeking an opportunity to 
develop an independent project are encouraged to apply.   
Qualifications:  Individuals with a background in wildlife biology, 
ornithology, botany, environmental studies, or related field preferred. 
Applicants must be in good physical condition and communicate well with 
others. Requirements include strong interpersonal skills; flexibility; 
self-motivation; and ability to move materials and equipment weighing up 
to 50 pounds, walk long distances over rough terrain, and spend long 
days in the field regardless of weather conditions. Intern should be 
comfortable working independently as well as part of the Sanctuary team. 
The internship start/end dates are flexible beginning in May/June and 
running steadily into August; commitment of approximately 3-5 days/week 
including weekends is required. Access to reliable means of 
transportation to travel between field sites and a valid driver's 
license and willingness to pass a driver's record check a must.  
Benefits:   This is an unpaid internship. Opportunities may be available 
to receive school credit.  No housing provided.  To inquire about this 
position: Send cover letter, resume, and names of three references to: 
LAUREN MILLER-DONNELLY, Property Manager (EM: laurenmiller AT 
massaudubon.org – e-mail strongly preferred), Mass Audubon South Coast 
Sanctuaries, 1280 Horseneck Road, Westport, MA  02790.

SUMMER STUDENT VOLUNTEERS – Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) 
located in Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada, is seeking summer 
student volunteers for 2015. 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 volunteer positions to interested and 
motivated individuals. Veterinary supervision and protocols of care are 
observed.   Summer student positions will be filled on a six week 
rotational basis, with four time frames to fill:      April 15 – May 
31,     June 1 – July 15,     July 16 – August 31, September 1 – October 
15.  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. 
A summer student 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, participate in 
building projects and grounds maintenance, and help with 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. Summer student positions are unpaid 
and typically last six to eight weeks, depending on scheduling. The 
wildlife centre offers very basic housing and, occasionally, some meals, 
but for the most part you will be responsible for keeping yourself fed.  
The wildlife centre is staffed by two dedicated rehabilitators and many 
volunteers. As a summer student you will become part of a team of 
likeminded people and will be treated with respect and friendship. 
Previous wildlife experience is not a prerequisite. Come here with the 
right attitude, prepared to give 100% to our wild patients, and it will 
be an extraordinary experience.  For more information about MARS, to 
read about previous volunteers' experiences, and for an application form 
please visit http://wingtips.org/volunteer/internship/ Send completed 
applications with your resume to:   Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society,  
6817 Headquarters Road,  Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada V9J 1N2.   
Applications by email will not be accepted.

FLORIDA GRASSHOPPER SPARROW TECHNICIANS (3 positions) – Demographic 
Research.  Location: Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area, Kenansville, 
FL.  Duration:  4-5 months (March 23-July 23, 2015 with possible 
extension to late August).  Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 15 
January (or until filled).  Job Description: Technicians are needed for 
the demographic research of the critically endangered Florida 
grasshopper sparrow (March 23 - July 23, 2015; with possible extension 
to late August). These positions are an exciting opportunity to assist 
with the conservation of one of the rarest birds in the United States. 
The Florida dry prairie offers breathtaking grassland sunrises and 
frequent encounters with some of Florida’s finest wildlife. A video 
highlighting the project can be seen here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-UX2_QCPzI  Duties include: Conducting 
point count surveys, color banding adult and juvenile sparrows using 
mist nets, collecting blood samples, banding nestlings, finding and 
monitoring grassland bird nests, conducting behavioral observations and 
resighting color bands. Other duties include collecting nest habitat 
data, nest camera operation and occasional assistance with concurrent 
avian research projects. Pay is $13.00/hr (40hrs/week), with simple 
shared housing provided on site.  Qualifications:  Preferred candidates 
should have extensive experience trapping and banding passerines and 
resighting color-bands using a spotting scope. Candidates should also 
have experience searching for cryptic grassland bird nests. Applicant 
must have a valid U.S. driver's license. Previous experience driving 
four-wheel drive trucks and ATVs in wet conditions is also preferred.  
To Apply: Applications must be submitted through People First: 

http://jobs.myflorida.com/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-768098&ERFormID=newjoblist&ERFormCode=any 

Contact: Dr. ERIN RAGHEB (EM: Erin.Ragheb AT myfwc.com). Applications 
will be accepted until January 15th or the positions are filled.

CERULEAN WARBLER FIELD TECHNICIANS (2) - Indiana.  Location: 
Morgan-Monroe and Yellowwood State Forests, Indiana.  Duration: May 1, 
2015 - July 28, 2015.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2015.  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, 2015 through approximately July 28, 2015. 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, and potentially 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 $350. Technicians must have a valid driver’s license, vehicle 
(preferably 4-wheel drive) for travel to field sites, 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 CLAIRE NEMES (EM: cnemes AT bsu.edu). 
Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted.

BIRD MIGRATION AND TELEMETRY/POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS – Massachusetts.  
Duration: 6-10 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3 to 4. 
Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2015.  Job Description: Field technicians 
(3-4) needed to assist with a study of songbird migration along the 
Connecticut River Valley in western Massachusetts. 1-2 techs need for 
the banding and telemetry work and 2 techs needed for point counts. 
Duties will include erecting automated telemetry receivers, testing 
equipment, netting, banding and radio-tagging songbirds, conducting 
vegetation surveys and/or performing point counts for migrants. 
Positions start as early as the second week of March and run for 6 to 10 
weeks. Qualified candidates will be considered for an additional four 
weeks for breeding bird surveys within the same study area. Salary is 
$500/wk with housing either provided or a weekly housing allowance. 
Qualifications: Applicants must have experience capturing birds with 
mist nets or the ability to identify northeastern birds by sight, must 
be in good physical condition and comfortable working long days, must be 
comfortable with a flexible work schedule, and have a good attitude. 
Experience attaching radio transmitters with leg-loop harnesses is 
preferred.   To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and e-mail and phone 
numbers for three references to: (EM: thomas.hulsey487 AT gmail.com). 
Please include which position you are applying to (netting, migration 
surveys, breeding surveys) and your dates of availability. If you have 
any questions, feel free to e-mail me.

GREATER SAGE-GROUSE CREW LEADERS, TECHNICIANS, AND INTERNS at the U.S. 
Geological Survey.  Location: Nevada  Job Description:  US Geological 
Survey (USGS), in cooperation with Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) 
and Idaho State University (ISU), is seeking to fill multiple positions 
for Crew Leaders, Technicians, and Interns to conduct avian biological 
surveys primarily targeted at greater sage-grouse at multiple study 
sites across Nevada. Primary duties may include capture and handling of 
grouse, counts of breeding leks, radio telemetry monitoring, nest 
videography, habitat sampling, predator surveys, data entry and 
management, and other biological surveys as needed.  Work hours will be 
irregular and may include nights and early mornings, as well as 
weekends. The Nevada landscape is beautiful but rugged and often 
challenging to work in. Temperature extremes can range from well below 
freezing to above 100 degrees F, and inclement weather is always a 
possibility.    These temporary, full-time appointments are scheduled to 
last from early March through the beginning of August, with the 
potential for employment to extend depending on funding and performance. 
Primitive field housing will be provided, and successful applicants will 
be required to stay on site during work periods. Please submit a cover 
letter, resume, and contact information for three references in a single 
word document saved with applicant’s last name to: (EM: kandrle AT 
usgs.gov). Please indicate in your cover letter if you would prefer Crew 
Leader, Technician, or Intern positions, and if you are not interested 
in one or more position. Cover letters and correspondence may be 
addressed to Katie Andrle. Please include “Greater Sage-grouse position” 
in the subject line.  Positions will be filled as successful applicants 
are identified, and interested applicants should submit applications as 
soon as possible. Qualifications:       B.S. degree in a natural 
resource field preferred although experienced undergraduates are 
encouraged to apply for intern positions. U.S. citizen with valid 
driver’s license required.  Successful applicants must possess the 
ability to hike long distances over rough terrain often in inclement 
weather (snow, rain, hail, high winds).  Ability to take direction and 
work independently, strong work ethic, a willingness to learn and a 
desire to gain experience while maintaining enthusiastic attitude and 
good communication with field supervisor is essential for all positions. 
Prior experience driving ATVs/4x4 vehicles over rough terrain is also 
preferred for all positions.  CREW LEADERS: We are seeking individuals 
with extensive experience working on wildlife-related field research 
projects, previous experience with animal capture and handling and 
radio-telemetry, and strong interpersonal communication skills.  Prior 
supervisory experience, or demonstrated potential for supervising field 
crews, is preferred. TECHNICIANS: Preference will be given to applicants 
with demonstrated experience assisting with wildlife field research. 
Previous experience with animal capture and handling and radio-telemetry 
are also preferred.  INTERNS:  Internships will be offered to applicants 
that can demonstrate a passion for wildlife ecology, a willingness to 
learn new techniques and work as part of a team, and a desire to work 
hard in a remote but beautiful field setting.  Previous field experience 
is desirable, but not required. Salary:  Crew Leaders: ($2400/mo),  
Technicians: ($1900/mo), Interns ($900/mo living stipend).  Last Date to 
apply:  1 Feb 2015. Website:  http://www.werc.usgs.gov  Contact: KATIE 
ANDRLE [EM: kandrle AT usgs.gov (Preferred)]

SPRING MIGRATION FIELD ASSISTANT  at University of Southern 
Mississippi.  Location: coastal Louisiana.  Duration: 2 Months.  Job 
Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 3.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 
2015.  Job Description: The University of Southern Mississippi Migratory 
Bird Research Group in collaboration with the Rockefeller Wildlife 
Refuge is seeking field technicians to assist in study of 
Nearctic-Neotropical landbird migrants at a newly established spring 
migration banding site in coastal Louisiana, from 15 March to 10 May 
2015. Positions are fulltime and provide an exciting opportunity to 
experience songbird migrants following flight across the Gulf of Mexico. 
Housing will be provided. Positions require enthusiastic individuals 
able to work long hours, 7 days a week while maintaining a sense of 
humor in the face of a few snakes, more than a few mosquitoes and a 
diversity of spring migrants. Applicants should also be comfortable 
living and working with others in close capacity as they will be part of 
a 3 person field crew. Review of applicants will begin immediately and 
continue until positions are filled. Qualifications: Positions include: 
One (1) BANDER/SITE SUPERVISOR ($1,600-$1,700/month based on 
experience): Duties will include managing mist-netting efforts, 
supervising crew, banding birds captured,maintaining mist-nets and other 
equipment, data entry, and other related activities. Must have previous 
experience identifying and banding Nearctic-Neotropical landbird 
migrants and prior supervisory experience is preferred. Must be able to 
demonstrate ability to supervise others. Two (2) MIST-NETTING ASSISTANTS 
($1,300-$1,400/month based on experience): Duties will include 
extracting birds from nets, maintaining mist-nets and other equipment, 
assisting with recording banding data, entering data, and other related 
activities.   To apply, send (as a single attachment)a short letter of 
interest, CV/resume, and names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of at 
least three references to KRISTEN COVINO (EM: mbrghiring AT gmail.com). 
Please indicate which position you are applying for by putting either 
“Bander” or “Mist-net Assistant” in the subject line of the email. For 
more information see our web page: http://www.usm.edu/mbrg/

AVIAN/EDUCATION PROGRAM INTERNSHIP  at George Miksch Sutton Avian 
Research Center  Website: http://www.suttoncenter.org  Location: 
Bartlesville, OK.  Duration: 1 full year.  Job Type: Intern. Application 
Deadline: 28 Feb 2015.  Job Description: AVIAN/EDUCATION PROGRAM 
INTERNSHIP: The Sutton Center, located about 40 minutes north of Tulsa 
near Bartlesville, Oklahoma , is seeking future interns to assist with 
the production of our educational, free-flighted bird shows for Oklahoma 
schools. These interns will learn about and be involved in many parts of 
avian training, husbandry, environmental education, and program 
production. Our interns spend a large part of their day outside in all 
weather conditions. Be prepared to get dirty! We provide modest housing 
and a monthly stipend. Our stipend is dependent on experience. The 
housing in located on the center grounds 15 minutes outside of town. It 
would be beneficial to have a vehicle. We give preference to candidates 
that are available for a full year. Our start date will be in the month 
of May or June.  Qualifications: We are a small education team and spend 
a lot of time together so having a great personality is a bonus!  To 
Apply: E-mail, mail, or fax a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to: 
Education Program Internships, Sutton Avian Research Center , P.O. Box 
2007, Bartlesville, OK 74005; (PH: 918-336-7778; FX: 918-336-7783; EM: 
rvanzant AT ou.edu).

SHOREBIRD MONITOR  at Contractor for US Army Corps of Engineers. 
Website: http://www.lg2es.com  Location: Coastal Mississippi. Duration: 
Seasonal-Typically April through August.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of 
Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2015.  Job Description: 
Identification and counts of shorebirds/migratory birds on coastal 
projects. Identification by visual, calls, and identification of 
breeding and nesting behavior. Some sites must be accessed by boat. 
Daily monitoring and completion of daily forms.  Qualifications: At 
least 2 years of shorebird identification in Coastal Mississippi.   To 
Apply: Please send a resume demonstrating birding experience. Please 
provide proof of 2 years experience in MS.

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS  at Colorado State University.  Location: Salyer, 
California.  Duration: 5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal Number of Openings: 
2-4. Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2015.  Job Description: RESEARCH 
ASSISTANTS (2-4) needed approximately 1 April - 31 August 2015 for a 
long-term population ecology study of the Northern Spotted Owl in 
northwest California. The pay rate is $2200-2400/mo (depending on 
experience) based on an approximate 40 hr work week. Free housing is 
provided at the Klamath Biological Research Station in Salyer, 
California. Successful applicants will assist primarily in monitoring, 
banding, and assessing reproduction of northern spotted owls and barred 
owls. Secondary duties may include collection and processing of blood 
samples for avian disease monitoring, data entry and any additional 
duties as required. Qualifications: Must be physically fit (i.e., able 
to walk long distances with a backpack in extremely steep terrain), take 
detailed field notes, be able to work alone (on occasion) at night 
off-trail, have excellent hearing, be able to identify birds by color 
band, and be willing to camp for up to 3 days. Applicants are required 
to have a BS (or in progress) in wildlife, ecology, or related fields. 
Must be able to start by 1 April. Colorado State University is committed 
to providing a safe, productive learning and living community. To 
achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final 
candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may 
include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender 
search and motor vehicle history. Colorado State University is an equal 
opportunity/affirmative action employer and complies with all federal 
and Colorado laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding 
affirmative action requirements in all programs. To Apply: Any questions 
can be directed to JEREMY ROCKWEIT (EM: rockweit AT rams.colostate.edu). 
Submit a letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone 
numbers of three references AS A SINGLE FILE (email preferred) by 1 
February 2015 to (EM: rockweit AT rams.colostate.edu). If you cannot 
send your resume electronically, you can mail it to: Jeremy Rockweit, 
Colorado State University, 1484 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 
80523-1484.

RAPTOR VOLUNTEERS  at Yellowstone National Park.  Location: Mammoth, 
Wyoming.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 
2. Application Deadline: 23 Jan 2015.  Job Description: The Yellowstone 
Raptor Initiative is seeking 2 highly motivated volunteers to assist 
with raptor surveys in Yellowstone National Park from April 6 – July 31. 
The Yellowstone Raptor Initiative is a 5-year research program designed 
to gather baseline information on population size and reproduction for 
select birds of prey. Primary duties will include searching for and 
monitoring nesting golden eagles, bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, 
ospreys, Swainson’s hawks, peregrine falcons and prairie falcons; 
navigating to observation points with a GPS and collecting waypoints; 
data entry using Access and maintaining a detailed field journal. 
Approximately 90% of work will be in the field and will vary daily from 
road based surveys (minimal hiking) to extended backcountry trips of ~14 
miles per day for up to 7 days. Applicants should be in excellent 
physical condition with the ability to carry ~50 lbs daily over steep 
terrain for multiple days. Weather conditions are highly variable and 
can be extreme both seasonally and daily with snow occurring at any time 
of the year. A high degree of patience and alterness is necessary as 
volunteers will be observing from observation points for at least 4 
hours at a time in often cold and windy conditions. Applicants should be 
comfortable working in grizzly bear, black bear, bison, and elk country. 
Attention to detail, a good attitude, a sense of humor, high motivation 
and interest in raptors are essential qualities.   Qualifications: 
Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated outdoor 
experience and experience conducting wildlife surveys. In your 
application please state your outdoor experience and experience working 
on wildlife projects.   To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and 3 
references in a SINGLE DOCUMENT ATTACHMENT named with your last and 
first name (e.g. Baril_Lisa.pdf) to (EM: Lisa_Baril AT partner.nps.gov) 
by January 23.

AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIANS  at Great Basin Bird Observatory. Website: 
http://www.gbbo.org  Location: Nevada.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 6. Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2015.  Job 
Description: SIX (6) AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIANS needed for songbird and 
habitat surveys in Nevada's backcountry between May 4 and July 26, 2015 
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 
required. 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. To apply, please 
submit your resume and references by email to (EM: ballard AT gbbo.org).

SHOREBIRD/WATERBIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN  at The Nature Conservancy. 
Website: http://www.nature.org/vcr  Location: Eastern Shore, Virginia.  
Duration: 20 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 11 Jan 
2015.  Job Description: The Seasonal Shorebird/Waterbird Field 
Technician assists conservation scientists with monitoring, research, 
and management activities for nesting shorebirds and colonial waterbirds 
on the barrier islands and marshes of the Virginia Coast Reserve. The 
Seasonal Shorebird/Waterbird Field Technician will work closely with a 
Seasonal Lead Field Technician to conduct the following monitoring and 
research activities at the Virginia Coast Reserve: shorebird (Piping 
Plover and American Oystercatcher) and waterbird surveys (terns and 
skimmers), shorebird and waterbird productivity monitoring, American 
Oystercatcher banding and resighting and data entry. The technician will 
also engage in the following beach nesting bird management activities: 
posting and patrolling bird colonies on the barrier islands, educating 
island visitors about beach nesting birds, maintaining signage and 
conducting visitor use surveys. The position requires one to keep 
organized, detailed daily field notes, operate a boat to be used for 
access to the barrier islands, and perform daily maintenance on boats. 
Additional duties may be assigned. Current funding provides for $12.00 
per hour, 40 hours/week, 20 weeks duration. Position duration may change 
depending on funding sources. Few benefits. Assistance with housing may 
be available. Desired start date is early April, however later dates can 
be considered.   Qualifications: Minimum qualifications: • Associates 
Degree in natural resources; environmental studies or equivalent 
combination of education and 6 months of experience. • Experience 
managing and prioritizing tasks from multiple sources. • Experience with 
waterbird and shorebird identification and/or monitoring for the US east 
coast. • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite software. • 
Experience working in physically strenuous settings sometimes to the 
point of physical fatigue, in variable weather conditions, at remote 
locations, and on difficult and hazardous terrain. Preferred 
qualifications: • BS degree in biology, wildlife management, or related 
field preferred, or coursework in active pursuit of a degree in biology, 
wildlife management, or related field. • Waterbird and shorebird 
identification skills. Experience with monitoring reproductive success 
of beach nesting birds preferred. • Experience operating and trailering 
boats independently up to 20 feet in length. • Experience using GPS 
units and GIS mapping software. • Experience communicating clearly via 
written, spoken, and graphical means. • Local knowledge of the Eastern 
Shore of Virginia seaside, tides, and barrier islands preferred. Must 
meet Virginia’s Boating Safety Education requirement or will be required 
to complete an online course prior to start of position. • Must have 
valid driver’s license, safe driving record (per TNC’s Auto Safety 
Program) and provide own transportation and personal automobile 
insurance.  TO APPLY: Go to www.nature.org/careers, click Search Careers 
and search by the position title and/or location, then click Apply Now 
to submit an online application. It is necessary to complete the 
application in its entirety. In addition, please attach as one document 
your resume and a letter of interest. For assistance with the online 
process, go to: 
http://www.nature.org/aboutus/careers/external-applicant-userguide.pdf.

SHOREBIRD/WATERBIRD LEAD TECHNICIAN  at The Nature Conservancy. Website: 
http://www.nature.org/vcr  Location: Eastern Shore, Virginia.  Duration: 
20 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 11 Jan 2015.  Job 
Description: The Seasonal Shorebird/Waterbird Lead Field Technician 
assists conservation scientists with monitoring, research, and 
management activities for nesting shorebirds and colonial waterbirds on 
the barrier islands and marshes of the Virginia Coast Reserve. The 
Seasonal Shorebird/Waterbird Lead Field Technician will be responsible 
for establishing and following weekly work plans based on monitoring 
priorities, weather, tides and schedules of staff and partners, while 
communicating daily with the Bird Conservation Specialist and work 
closely with the Seasonal Field Technician. He/she will assist 
conservation scientists to conduct the following monitoring and research 
activities at the Virginia Coast Reserve: shorebird (Piping Plover and 
American Oystercatcher) and waterbird surveys (terns and skimmers), 
shorebird and waterbird productivity monitoring, American Oystercatcher 
banding and resighting and data entry. The lead technician will also 
engage in the following beach nesting bird management activities: 
posting and patrolling bird colonies on the barrier islands, educating 
island visitors about beach nesting birds, maintaining signage and 
conducting visitor use surveys. The position requires one to keep 
organized, detailed daily field notes, operate a boat to be used for 
access to the barrier islands, and perform daily maintenance on boats. 
Additional duties may be assigned. Current funding provides for $15.00 
per hour, 40 hours/week, 20 weeks duration. Position duration may change 
depending on funding sources. Few benefits. Assistance with housing may 
be available. Desired start date is early April, however later dates can 
be considered.    Qualifications: Minimum qualifications: • Associates 
Degree in natural resources; environmental studies or equivalent 
combination of education and 6 months of experience. • Experience 
managing and prioritizing tasks from multiple sources. • Experience with 
waterbird and shorebird identification and/or monitoring for the US east 
coast. • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite software. • 
Experience working in physically strenuous settings sometimes to the 
point of physical fatigue, in variable weather conditions, at remote 
locations, and on difficult and hazardous terrain. • Experience 
supervising interns, volunteers or staff in a field setting. Preferred 
qualifications: • BS degree in biology, wildlife management, or related 
field preferred, or coursework in active pursuit of a degree in biology, 
wildlife management, or related field. • Waterbird and shorebird 
identification skills. Experience with monitoring reproductive success 
of beach nesting birds preferred. • Proficiency with operating and 
trailering boats independently up to 20 feet in length. • Experience 
using GPS units and GIS mapping software. • Experience communicating 
clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means. • Local knowledge of 
the Eastern Shore of Virginia seaside, tides, and barrier islands 
preferred. Must meet Virginia’s Boating Safety Education requirement or 
will be required to complete an online course prior to start of 
position. Must have valid driver’s license, safe driving record (per 
TNC’s Auto Safety Program) and provide own transportation and personal 
automobile insurance.  TO APPLY: Go to http://www.nature.org/careers, 
click Search Careers and search by the position title and/or location, 
then click Apply Now to submit an online application. It is necessary to 
complete the application in its entirety. In addition, please attach as 
one document your resume and a letter of interest. For assistance with 
the online process, go to: 
http://www.nature.org/aboutus/careers/external-applicant-userguide.pdf.

AVIAN MONITORING TECHNICIANS (3)  at University of Delaware. Location: 
DE Breeding Bird Atlas, State of Delaware.  Duration: 4 months.  Job 
Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3.  Application Deadline: 5 Apr 
2015.  Job Description: Three highly motivated avian research 
technicians are needed from 1 May to 31 August 2015 to help implement 
the Delaware Breeding Bird Atlas within the State of Delaware. Work will 
include conducting extensive bird point counts, detailed field data 
collection and entry, and working in multiple habitat types.   
Qualifications: Successful applicants must have demonstrable forest, 
grassland, and wetland breeding bird identification skills of eastern 
birds, GPS and orienteering skills, ability to follow standardized 
protocol, and the ability to work well, both independently, and with 
others. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Applicants must 
be in good physical condition and able to hike for long periods over 
rough terrain in adverse conditions, be enthusiastic about early 
mornings and a rigorous field season. Applicants should have previous 
bird point count experience. Technicians will be paid a salary of 
$400/week plus free housing. Only good-natured, hard-working individuals 
need apply.   To Apply: Please email a short cover letter, resume or CV, 
and contact information for 3 references to ZACH LADIN, (EM: zach AT 
udel.edu, PH: 561-301-3356). Feel free to contact me with any questions.

AVIAN MONITORING CREW LEADER  at University of Delaware  Location: DE 
Breeding Bird Atlas, State of Delaware.  Duration: 5 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 5 Apr 2015.  Job Description: One 
highly motivated crew leader is needed from 1 May to 30 September 2015 
to oversee the implementation of the Delaware Breeding Bird Atlas within 
the State of Delaware. Work will include field work preparation and 
planning, coordinating and conducting extensive bird point counts in 
multiple habitat types (e.g., wetland, forest, and grassland), detailed 
field data collection and entry, and the management of a 3-person crew 
of field technicians Qualifications: Successful applicants must have 
demonstrable forest, grassland, and wetland breeding bird identification 
skills of eastern birds (by sight and sound), GPS and orienteering 
skills, ability to follow standardized protocol, and the ability to work 
well, both independently, and with others. Applicants must have a valid 
driver’s license. Applicants must be in good physical condition and able 
to hike for long periods over rough terrain in adverse conditions, be 
enthusiastic about early mornings and a rigorous field season. The crew 
leader will be paid a salary of $480/week plus free housing. Applicants 
must have prior bird point count and crew leadership experience. Only 
good-natured, hard-working individuals need apply. To Apply: Please 
email a short cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information for 3 
references to ZACH LADIN, (EM: zach AT udel.edu, PH: 561-301-3356). Feel 
free to contact me with any questions.

NORTHERN SPOTTED OWL MONITORING TECHNICIAN  at Point Blue Conservation 
Science (formerly PRBO).  Website: http://www.pointblue.org  Location: 
Marin County, CA.  Duration: March 9 to July 15, 2015.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2015.  Job Description: 
Technician needed to assist in the Northern Spotted Owl monitoring 
project at Point Blue Conservation Science (formerly PRBO) on the 
California coast, in Marin County. We have been studying this dense 
breeding population of Northern Spotted Owls since 1997. Fieldwork 
includes determining site occupancy, nesting status and reproductive 
success at long-term sites and at new locations. The technician is also 
responsible for data entry and verification. The technician will work 
closely with the project leader and an intern, but much of the work will 
be independent. Compensation is $3120 per month, and field housing is 
provided. Any use of personal vehicles for work will be reimbursed. 
Qualifications: Previous experience working with spotted owls is highly 
desirable, but not required. The position requires driving 
four-wheel-drive vehicles on fire roads at night and navigating steep 
terrain on foot to access survey sites in the day. Orienteering skills, 
including the use of maps, compass, and handheld GPS units, are 
essential. Applicants should have good hearing abilities, and be 
physically fit and able to hike long distances through steep and uneven 
terrain with some poison oak. A strong interest in birds and 
conservation, self-motivation, a sense of humor, and the desire to spend 
long hours in the field and office are required. The field schedule is 
variable and involves working at night and during the day. Participants 
must be able to work independently as well as with a partner. A 
functioning pair of binoculars is required. Applicants will need a 
driver's license, personal vehicle, and current proof of insurance 
(preference may be given to applicants with AWD or 4WD). To Apply: 
Submit applications via email including a letter of interest describing 
previous experience with field research, a resume, and contact 
information for three references to RENÉE CORMIER (EM: rcormier AT 
pointblue.org; PH: 415-868-0655 ext. 316).

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS: DAKOTAS AND NEBRASKA  at Rocky Mountain Bird 
Observatory.  Website: http://www.rmbo.org  Location: Western Dakotas 
and Nebraska.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 5.  Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2015.  Job Description: Rocky 
Mountain Bird Observatory (RMBO) is seeking experienced field biologists 
to conduct point counts in National Parks and National Forests in the 
western Dakotas and Nebraska. Some of our scenic survey locations 
include Badlands National Park, Mount Rushmore National Memorial and the 
Niobrara National Scenic River. The position will run from May 11 thru 
mid-July (with the possibility for continued employment entering and 
proofing data). Surveys will be in a variety of habitats including 
coniferous forests, shortgrass prairie, sandhills and riparian systems. 
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 ten days on/four days off. Technicians must be able to identify 
all bird species found in the area by sight and sound upon completion of 
training. Applicants should expect to hike long distances off-trail in 
difficult conditions with sometimes steep and rugged terrain. Primitive 
camping, often without phone service or facilities will be required. 
Some overnight backcountry travel may be necessary. COMPENSATION: Salary 
range of $440 -$575 per week depending on experience, reimbursement for 
project related driving and some recreational travel, and approximately 
$100 per week in camping and lodging reimbursement.  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 backcountry navigation. Applicants with personal 
4WD vehicles are encouraged to apply; however, RMBO may rent vehicles 
for particularly qualified applicants that do not possess 4WD 
vehicles.   To Apply: Email a cover letter including dates of 
availability and a resume with at least three references as a single 
document to: JEFF BIREK (EM: jeff.birek AT rmbo.org). I will begin 
reviewing applications on January 5th and positions will be filled as 
suitable applicants are found. Please visit 

http://www.rmbo.org/v3/OurWork/Science_/BirdPopulationMonitoring/IntegratedMonitoringinBCRs%28IMBCR%29.aspx 

for additional information.

SPOTTED OWL WILDLIFE TECHNICIANS  at University of Wisconsin - Madison.  
Location: Sierra Nevada, California.  Duration: 16 to 20 weeks.  Job 
Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 4.  Application Deadline: 1 Feb 
2015.  Job Description: Four Wildlife Technicians are needed for a 
long-term population and habitat ecology study of the California Spotted 
Owl in the Sierra Nevada, CA. Two positions begin April 6, 2015 and two 
positions will begin in early May. All positions will last until August 
21, 2015. Wildlife technicians will conduct surveys for California 
spotted owls, re-sight color bands, determine owl reproductive status, 
locate nest trees, assist in banding owls, as well as conduct vegetation 
surveys, care for equipment, and record sightings of other animals 
encountered. Wildlife technicians will also record, transcribe, and 
validate data that was collected in the field. A typical workweek is 40 
hours. Field housing will be provided, but frequent camping is required 
during the work week. Schedules can be irregular. Technicians must work 
and live cooperatively. Our research group has been studying the 
demography of California Spotted Owls in central Sierra Nevada since 
1986. One of our primary goals is to monitor the status of owls in the 
central Sierra Nevada, as well as to try to understand the environmental 
factors and forest management practices that impact spotted owl 
population dynamics. Ultimately, these results are translated into 
recommendations to land management agencies such as the US Forest 
Service responsible for maintaining viable spotted owl populations.  
Qualifications: Applicants must be physically fit (i.e., able to walk 
long distances in steep terrain), take detailed field notes, be able to 
work alone at night and off-trail, must be confident navigating 
unfamiliar terrain with a map and compass, have excellent hearing, be 
able to identify the colors on bird bands, not faint in the presence of 
needles or blood, and be able to operate 4-wheel-drive vehicles. 
Applicants with a B.S. in wildlife, biology, or related fields and/or 
having related experience are preferred. A nearly spotless driving 
record is required. To Apply: Please e-mail a cover letter stating why 
you are interested in a position, and a resume with at least three 
references and their contact information, all in a single file to 
WILLIAM BERIGAN (EM: wberigan AT wisc.edu). Interviews will begin as 
qualified applicant materials are received. Successful applicants will 
be Limited Term Employees of the University of Wisconsin. The University 
of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

FIELD TECHNICIAN, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER PROJECT  at Audubon New York.  
Website: http://ny.audubon.org/  Location: Watertown, NY. Duration: 7.5 
weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 30 Jan 2015.  Job 
Description: Position Summary: The Field Technician will assist with 
Golden-winged Warbler field work and conduct point count surveys in 
northern New York. The Golden-winged Warbler (GWWA) is a high priority 
songbird which breeds in shrublands and young forests of eastern North 
America. This position is part of an effort to create and restore 
habitat for GWWA in New York’s St. Lawrence Valley; the objective is to 
define a more detailed population map of GWWA in the St. Lawrence Valley 
which will be used to guide management. S/he will survey for 
Golden-winged Warblers at both known and potential breeding sites, to 
determine numbers of breeding birds, population status, and general 
habitat characteristics. Surveys are located on private and public lands 
in the St. Lawrence Valley and this seasonal position will start May 4, 
2015 and finish June 24, 2015. Opportunities may exist to assist with 
targeted outreach to landowners, including use of ArcGIS, and to assist 
with delineation and marking for shrubland habitat projects. Essential 
Functions: Under the supervision of the Field Conservationist/Project 
Specialist, technician will organize and conduct point count surveys for 
GWWA and other shrubland bird species, collect habitat and/or vegetation 
data at survey locations, operate and maintain field equipment including 
GPS units and rangefinders, perform office duties associated with field 
work, including field preparation, data review, reading and/or creation 
of maps, and other special projects as assigned.  Qualifications: 
Currently pursuing or recent Bachelor’s degree in biology or related 
field required. Experience with avian identification and field 
experience, a strong work ethic, and/or an enthusiasm for avian ecology 
strongly desired. Applicant should be able to work well as a team and 
independently, and be willing to work long hours in variable (weather, 
terrain, and insect) conditions. Applicants should be detail-oriented 
and able to follow protocols precisely. Applicants must have a valid 
driver’s license, and be able to use personal vehicle for field work as 
needed (will be reimbursed for mileage). S/he must have strong 
interpersonal skills; be able to handle public interactions maturely, 
and respectfully interact with private landowners. Applicants should be 
flexible in working irregular hours, including weekends and holidays. To 
Apply: Applicants may apply at: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2318/field-technician%2c-golden-winged-warbler-project/job. 

Candidates should include a cover letter with three professional 
references when applying to this position. Review of applications will 
begin in January and continue until position is filled. For questions, 
please contact: LINNEA ROWSE (EM: lrowse AT audubon.org).

STEWARDSHIP SPECIALIST - SOUTH  at New Jersey Audubon.  Website: 
http://www.njaudubon.org/  Location: Center for Research and Education, 
Cape May Court House, New Jersey.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: 
Permanent.  Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2015.  Job Description: Job 
Description: New Jersey Audubon’s mission is focused on fostering 
environmental awareness and a conservation ethic among NJ's citizens; 
protecting NJ's birds, mammals, other animals, and plants, especially 
endangered and threatened species; and promoting the preservation of 
NJ's valuable natural habitats. Towards this end NJ Audubon’s 
Stewardship Department implements projects and programs that are central 
to achieving this mission. With staff based in key locations in northern 
and southern New Jersey and engaged statewide, the Stewardship 
Department is working with public and private landowners, state and 
local government and private industry to manage habitat and conserve 
wildlife resources. The Stewardship Specialist works collaboratively 
with NJ Audubon Staff and partners, in consultation with the Stewardship 
Project Director, to deliver on-the-ground conservation projects to 
public and private landowners, primarily in southern New Jersey. The 
position’s responsibilities will include providing technical guidance 
for habitat restoration and enhancement projects on public and private 
lands. The Stewardship Specialist will assist the Project Director with 
coordination, technical support, field assessment and monitoring on a 
variety of projects, affecting a multitude of habitats and species. 
Other responsibilities will include coordinating volunteers, as 
necessary, to meet program goals; development and delivery of external 
communications including, but not limited to, presentations, press 
releases, and other print and web-based content. Major Responsibilities: 
• Conducts site visits and, in consultation with Stewardship Project 
Director, develops and implements specific field-based projects. • Works 
with a variety of landowners, including private, corporate, federal, 
state, and local, to enhance habitat on a wide range of properties. • 
Conducts field surveys and ecological monitoring, including breeding 
bird surveys, reptile and amphibian surveys, vegetation surveys, 
invasive plant assessments and other surveys and monitoring as required. 
• Aids landowners in the development of project proposals for federal 
funding. • Conducts land management tasks to meet project requirements, 
including, but not limited to; herbicide applications; tree and shrub 
planting, grassland maintenance; tree marking, thinning operations using 
chainsaws, wetland or vernal pool construction, wildlife habitat 
projects, prescribed burning projects, and wildlife barrier fence 
installations. • Recruits volunteers to act as stewards of natural 
resources through participation in community restoration events, or 
through data submission. • In consultation with the Stewardship Project 
Director, organizes and conducts workshops for stakeholders. • Develops 
educational and outreach materials and press articles, as well as web 
content and social media postings. • Works with the Stewardship Project 
Director and other staff to fulfill grant agreements and contributes to 
project reports and proposals as requested. • Works with the Stewardship 
Project Director to maintain existing key relationships with partners, 
funders, and others. • Identifies and explores opportunities to expand 
NJA conservation programs and mission. • Flexibility to adjust hours to 
meet the needs of the organization as required. • Participates with 
other NJ Audubon staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily 
operations at the assigned work station. • Completes other tasks as 
requested. Knowledge/Skills: • Proficiency or ability to quickly become 
proficient in the use of standard field equipment such as GPS, compass, 
and diameter tape, and experience with or ability to safely use and 
maintain tools and equipment, including backpack sprayers, planting 
bars, shovels, chainsaws, and other power and construction tools. • 
Strong work ethic. • A motivated self-starter who is also a strong team 
player. • Possess effective time management skills and the ability to 
work effectively on multiple complex projects. • Excellent writing and 
speaking skills essential. • Ability to complete tasks independently 
when necessary. • Computer literacy and working knowledge of a variety 
of software programs, including standard Microsoft software applications 
(e.g.; Word, Excel, Web browsers), GIS and social media. • Knowledge of 
ecological land and wildlife management principles. • Knowledge of 
current trends and practices in conservation science. Ability to obtain 
related licenses or certifications such as herbicide applicator’s 
license. Qualifications: • Minimum of a B.S. in forestry, wildlife 
ecology, natural resources or other closely related field preferred, 
along with two to three years of professional experience. • Familiarity 
with flora, fauna, and characteristic ecosystems of New Jersey. • 
Experience implementing standard ecological survey protocols, such as 
bird, reptile and amphibian surveys or vegetation surveys. • Must be 
able to perform field work under all types of adverse weather 
conditions. • Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces and in rough 
terrain carrying equipment weighing up to 50lbs. • Must be willing to 
travel to different locations in New Jersey as required. This requires a 
reliable vehicle and a valid New Jersey Drivers License. • Flexibility 
to adjust hours to meet special needs of the department and the 
organization.  To apply, submit a cover letter and resume as one 
document, naming the file with the following convention: 
firstname_lastname_Stewardship_Specialist. Submit the document to: (EM: 
jean.lynch AT njaudubon.org)

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGIST  at Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.  Website: 
http://www.rmbo.org  Location: Arizona.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2015.  Job 
Description: Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory (RMBO) is seeking 
experienced field biologists to conduct point counts throughout the 
Coconino and Kaibab National Forests in northern Arizona. The position 
will run from late-April to late-June, 2015 (with the possibility for 
continued employment entering and proofing data). Technicians will 
attend a mandatory, paid training prior to beginning field work. Upon 
successful completion of training, the technician will work 
independently conducting bird surveys. The standard work schedule will 
be 10 days on/4 days off. Technicians must be able to identify all bird 
species within the study area by sight and sound, and should expect to 
hike long distances off-trail in steep and rugged terrain in difficult 
conditions on a regular basis. Primitive camping, often without phone 
service or facilities, will be required. Overnight backcountry travel 
may be required for some sites. Compensation: Salary range of $440 – 
$575 per week depending on experience, reimbursement for project-related 
driving and some recreational travel, and $100 per week in camping and 
lodging reimbursement.   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 and be able to identify all bird species 
throughout the study area by sight and sound. 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 field work are required. Desired qualifications include 
experience conducting point count surveys, camping, long-distance 
hiking, and backcountry navigation. Applicants with personal 4WD 
vehicles are encouraged to apply; however, RMBO may rent vehicles for 
particularly qualified applicants that do not possess 4WD vehicles. To 
Apply: Email a cover letter detailing your bird identification knowledge 
and experience and dates of availability as well as a resume with at 
least three references as a single document to: Chris White at 
chris.whiteATrmbo.org. Positions will be filled as suitable applicants 
are found. Please visit 

http://www.rmbo.org/v3/OurWork/Science_/BirdPopulationMonitoring/IntegratedMonitoringinBCRs%28IMBCR%29.aspx 

for additional information.

SEABIRD ISLAND SUPERVISOR  at National Audubon Society Seabird 
Restoration Program.  Website: http://projectpuffin.audubon.org 
Location: Islands in Southern and mid-coast Maine.  Duration: early to 
mid May (start dates variable by island) through Aug. 15.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 7. Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2014.  Job 
Description: Audubon manages seven island research stations off the 
coast of Maine that are nesting sanctuaries for Arctic, Common, Roseate, 
and Least Terns, Atlantic Puffins, Black Guillemots, Razorbills, 
Laughing Gulls, Common Eiders, Leach’s Storm-Petrels, and wading birds 
(species vary by island). 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. Living and working on offshore islands 
are required. 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. Field teams will spend the entire field season living on island. 
Supervisors working on inshore islands (3 of the 7 islands) will have 
the ability 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. A salary of $455-475/week (depending on island and 
experience), plus 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 experience in similar field research programs. 
Pursuit of graduate studies is encouraged. Career goals should include 
work in the field of conservation biology. Must be in excellent physical 
condition (capable of climbing over rugged terrain and slippery rocks 
and able to lift approximately 50 lbs.) 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 (e.g. tents, 
composting toilets, etc), basic hand tools (e.g. hammer, drill driver, 
etc). 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. To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, 
and list of 3 references with contact information via Audubon’s career 
website: http://www.audubon.org/audubon-career-center (search words: 
seabird, Maine). Applications are accepted through Feb. 15, but hiring 
may begin earlier. For questions regarding the positions contact PAULA 
SHANNON (EM: pshannon AT audubon.org). For further information on the 
Seabird Restoration Program and research islands, visit 
http://projectpuffin.audubon.org/island-research-program

SEABIRD RESEARCH INTERN  at National Audubon Society Seabird Restoration 
Program.  Website: http://projectpuffin.audubon.org Location: Islands in 
Southern and mid-coast Maine.  Duration: May 26 (earlier start dates 
possible) through Aug. 15.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 5-8. 
Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2014.  Job Description: Audubon manages 
seven island research stations off the coast of Maine that are nesting 
sanctuaries for Arctic, Common, Roseate, and Least Terns, Atlantic 
Puffins, Black Guillemots, Razorbills, Laughing Gulls, Common Eiders, 
Leach’s Storm-Petrels, and wading birds (species vary by island). 
Interns will gain direct experience with a variety of field skills, 
including, but not limited to: monitoring seabird populations, 
productivity, and growth; conducting seabird diet studies; banding and 
resighting birds; removing invasive vegetation; educating island 
visitors; assisting with predator management; data entry and proofing; 
and camp maintenance. Living and working on offshore islands are 
required. 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. Field teams will spend the entire field season living on island. 
Teams working on inshore islands (3 of the 7 islands) will have the 
ability to go ashore (about every 1-2 weeks) to procure food and 
supplies for the field station. On offshore islands, food and supplies 
will be delivered approximately every two weeks. Food is provided, as 
well as housing when on the mainland and camping space on the islands.  
Qualifications: Previous field experience is helpful but not required. 
Applicants should have a desire to participate in seabird research and 
learn new field skills. Applications from recent graduates and college 
students enrolled in biology or related fields are encouraged. 
Applicants must be in excellent physical condition (capable of climbing 
over rugged terrain and slippery rocks and able to lift approximately 50 
lbs.) and have wilderness camping experience; 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; Must be able to sit in a small blind for three hours 
and maintain focus on data collection; A sense of humor, willingness to 
learn, dedication to wildlife conservation, and interest in seabirds and 
isolated islands; Must provide own binoculars, tent, sleeping bag, and 
sleeping pad.   To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 
references with contact information to srp.seabird AT gmail.com. 
Applications are accepted through Feb. 15. For questions regarding the 
positions contact PAULA SHANNON (EM: pshannon AT audubon.org). For 
further information on the Seabird Restoration Program and research 
islands, visit http://projectpuffin.audubon.org/island-research-program

SEABIRD RESEARCH ASSISTANT  at National Audubon Society Seabird 
Restoration Program.  Website: http://projectpuffin.audubon.org 
Location: Islands in Southern and mid-coast Maine.  Duration: early to 
mid May (start dates variable by island) through Aug. 15.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 5-8. Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2014.  
Job Description: Audubon manages seven island research stations off the 
coast of Maine that are nesting sanctuaries for Arctic, Common, Roseate, 
and Least Terns, Atlantic Puffins, Black Guillemots, Razorbills, 
Laughing Gulls, Common Eiders, Leach’s Storm-Petrels, and wading birds 
(species vary by island). Work includes, but is not limited to: 
monitoring seabird populations, productivity, and growth; conducting 
seabird diet studies; banding and resighting birds; removing invasive 
vegetation; educating island visitors; assisting with predator 
management; data entry and proofing; and camp maintenance. Living and 
working on offshore islands are required. 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. Field teams will spend the entire field season 
living on island. Teams working on inshore islands (3 of the 7 islands) 
will have the ability to go ashore (about every 1-2 weeks) to procure 
food and supplies for the field station. On offshore islands, food and 
supplies will be delivered approximately every two weeks. A salary of 
$280/week, plus 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 (or upper level 
undergraduate) in biology or a related field, with at least one full 
season of previous field experience. Must be in excellent physical 
condition (capable of climbing over rugged terrain and slippery rocks 
and able to lift approximately 50 lbs.) and have wilderness camping 
experience; 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; Must be able to sit in a 
small blind for three hours and maintain focus on data collection; A 
sense of humor, willingness to learn, dedication to wildlife 
conservation, and interest in seabirds and isolated islands; Previous 
experience with bird banding, rowing, and hunting/trapping are helpful; 
Must provide own binoculars, tent, sleeping pad, and sleeping bag.   To 
Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references with 
contact information via Audubon’s career website: 
www.audubon.org/audubon-career-center (search words: seabird, Maine). 
Applications are accepted through Feb. 15, but hiring may begin earlier. 
For questions regarding the positions contact PAULA SHANNON (EM: 
pshannon AT audubon.org). For further information on the Seabird 
Restoration Program and research islands, visit 
http://projectpuffin.audubon.org/island-research-program


Subject: Bird Jobs -- December 22, 2014
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:29:12 -0500
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POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW:  AVIAN CONSERVATION BIOLOGIST  New College of 
Florida and Disney's Animals, Science and Environment are seeking an 
Avian Conservation Biologist who will lead Disney's avian conservation 
efforts in collaboration with various partners in Walt Disney Parks and 
Resorts, conservation organizations, universities, and local, state, and 
federal agencies.  Primary responsibilities include the oversight and 
coordination of a native bird monitoring program at Walt Disney World, 
the coordination and expansion of research, conservation, and public 
outreach for purple martins (Progne subis), and the development of a 
research and conservation plan for Siberian cranes (Grus leucogeranus).  
Applications must demonstrate a strong background in ecological and 
conservation sciences, demonstrated record of publishing in 
peer-reviewed journals, engaging the public in programs to inspire 
conservation, excellent communication skills, and a passion for 
conservation. Specific duties to include:  Native Bird Monitoring 
Program at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts**Develop a research and 
conservation program with native birds that align with citizen science 
opportunities for guests visiting Walt Disney World**Oversight of the 
current native bird surveys at Walt Disney World in Florida**Develop 
native bird surveys and citizen science opportunities for guests 
visiting various Walt Disney Parks and Resorts (China, France, CA).  
Purple Martin Research and Conservation Program at Walt Disney 
World**Lead the purple martin research and conservation program at Walt 
Disney World**Train team members in field techniques for the proper 
handling and care of the birds**Assist with the development of key guest 
experiences for purple martins  Siberian Crane Research and Conservation 
Collaboration **Participate in the international strategic conservation 
planning sessions for the Siberian Crane.  **Develop research and 
conservation activities that support the implementation of the strategic 
conservation plan for the Siberian Crane that involve Disney staff.  
Qualifications: **Ph.D in Conservation Biology, Zoology, Wildlife 
Biology, or related field.  **Qualified to obtain a banding permit and 
related state and federal permits for all proposed research projects 
and/or previous banding permits for related species**Experience building 
and leading diverse teams and excellent leadership skills that 
demonstrate the ability to effectively persuade and influence across a 
variety of disciplines.**Strong quantitative skills and a demonstrated 
record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals.**Experience in 
developing and delivering public education programs that engage families 
with birds and conservation issues.**Familiarity with the goals of the 
Conservation Measures Partnership and the use of Miradi in strategic 
conservation planning.**Experience with GIS mapping and analysis tools, 
telemetry, and remote sensing data**Passion for avian conservation 
programs and engaging the public   Applicants should send a cover letter 
outlining how their training, accomplishments, and experience qualifies 
them for a position working at Walt Disney World, a c.v., and 3 
references (provide phone and email addresses) that will be contacted 
for additional information regarding the candidates qualifications.  
Send applications to:  Dr. ANNE SAVAGE, Conservation Director, Disney's 
Animals, Science, and Environment, PO Box 10000, Lake Buena Vista, FL 
32818 (EM:  Anne.Savage AT disney.com).  Application deadline:  January 
19, 2015

EXTERNSHIP, Cape Wildlife Center, Massachusetts, USA  Cape Wildlife 
Center, a program of The HSUS in partnership with the Fund for Animals, 
is a non-profit wildlife rescue and rehabilitation facility that 
specializes in native species. CWC offers externships for graduate 
veterinarians and veterinary students, as well as students of biology, 
ecology, conservation and pre-veterinary medicine. A full-time 
commitment of a month or longer is required.  CWC externships offer 
experience in triage, anesthesia, surgery, and treatment of a variety of 
species, as well as the essentials of wildlife handling, recovery, 
rehabilitation, and release. It is suited for those considering careers 
in wildlife, zoo and/or exotic animal medicine, as well as conservation 
medicine, conservation biology or wildlife rehabilitation. For those 
interested in the impact and treatment of wildlife with xenobiotic and 
heavy metal issues, CWC also admits a range of species exposed to lead 
and rodenticides.  Cape Wildlife Center accepts externs on a year-round 
basis.  For more information go to 

http://www.humanesociety.org/about/employment/internships/extern-wildlife-cwc.html 


SENIOR PARK AIDE/ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES INTERN  Oceano Dunes State 
Vehicular Recreation Area is currently recruiting for several Senior 
Park Aide/Environmental Services Intern (ESI) positions for the 2015 
Western snowy plover and California least tern nesting season (March to 
September).  General Duties include:; **Conduct monitoring for two 
federally listed bird species, the threatened snowy plover and the 
endangered least tern, including monitoring adults, nests, chicks and 
broods; **Fence, sign, and nest exclosure installation and maintenance; 
**Collect scientific field notes, data entry, and technical report 
writing; **Work with the public as a State Park representative and with 
an interdisciplinary team.  ESI Specific Duties Include:; **Analyze and 
evaluate data; **Report writing and preparation of recommendations; 
**Gain experience in the methods and ethics of professional conduct and 
practice; **May perform more independent duties in areas of particular 
expertise.    Applicants should have the following qualities:; **Be 
flexible, open minded, and able to reason logically; **Have interest and 
aptitude in the work; **Be able to take direction and establish and 
maintain effective working relationships; **Work well with the public as 
a State Park representative; **Ability to work under adverse conditions 
such as in heavy wind and moving sand; **Be able to cope with sitting 
for extended periods monitoring by spotting scope; **Be able to lift up 
to 50 pounds; **Ability to read and record color band data; 
**Willingness to do routine work in order to learn; **Have experience 
writing scientific field notes and reports; **Ability to draw sound 
conclusions and make appropriate recommendations; **Have a clean Class C 
Driver license and be able to operate a 4-wheel drive vehicle; **Have 
knowledge of general concepts related to biological and environmental 
issues; **BA/BS in biological sciences or related field required for 
qualification as an ESI; **Birding experience preferred.     Starting 
wage is $11.75/hour (Senior Park Aide) or $11.85/hour (ESI), with one 
week paid sick after a qualifying pay period (160 hours) and vacation 
time after six months of employment have been completed. The position is 
a seasonal full time position (up to 1500 hours/ per year). Housing is 
not provided. Weekend, holiday, early morning (before dawn), and evening 
shifts will be required. You will receive full training and work with 
some of the best experts in the field!     If interested, please mail a 
Standard State Application (URL: http://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf) by 
21 January 2015 to: Mr. RONNIE GLICK, Senior Environmental Scientist, 
Oceano Dunes District, 340 James Way, Suite 270, Pismo Beach, CA  
93449.  For more information, contact Ronnie (PH: 805-773-7180, EM: 
ronnie.glick AT parks.ca.gov).

OPERATIONS BIOLOGIST  ABENGOA SOLAR, Mojave Solar LLC. 
G70-15-0040-GE-103-000019, Revision: 01 Date: 10/07/14, Reports To: 
Quality & Environmental Manager Job Code: OPBIO Department: Quality & 
Environment. Employment Status: Regular Exemption Status: Exempt.  
Location : The position will be located in Hinkley, CA for Abengoa 
Solar. Job Summary: The position will be located in Hinkley, CA for 
Abengoa Solar. This position is responsible for executing the biologist 
duties as described in the California Energy Commission Permit for the 
Mojave Solar Project (09-AFC-5c), the USFWS Special Use Utility Permit, 
and any other relevant permits or regulations during the operations 
period to maintain compliance with all plant-related permit biological 
requirements. Responsible to ensure that all plant-related biological 
permits are renewed, updated or modified based on current regulations or 
laws.  Primary Duties and Responsibilities:  Ensures all biological 
resources permit requirements are maintained and in a state of 
compliance by conducting, compiling, and submitting all required 
periodic reporting, monitoring records, and record retention 
requirements. Implements the site Worker Environmental Awareness Program 
(BIO-5), Evaporation Pond and Adaptive Management Plan (BIO-19), Bird 
Monitoring Study (BIO-17), Tamarisk Eradication, Monitoring, and 
Reporting Program (BIO-16), Tamarisk/Weed Management Plan, Common Raven 
Monitoring, Management, and Control Plan (BIO-18), and revises them as 
necessary, managing approval of any changes through the CEC. Ensures 
compliance with Impact Avoidance and Minimization Measures (BIO-7). 
Conducts surveys and submits reports per Migratory Bird Treaty Act 
requirements and USFWS Special Use Utility Permit requirements. Develops 
and implements training programs for site operations personnel for avian 
monitoring. Produces or contributes biological resources permit 
compliance data, or issues all relevant reports as required by the O&M 
service agreement, Abengoa Solar corporate directives, or jurisdictional 
agencies.  Other Duties and Responsibilities: Submits corrective action 
plans as appropriate to manage any conditions of non-compliance with 
biological resource permits, laws, or regulations. Maintains awareness 
and competency regarding governmental and agency laws and regulations 
relevant to solar power plant operations through all practicable means. 
Provide relevant training to plant personnel to ensure compliance as 
necessary. Implements Kit Fox Protocol, including monitoring, 
establishing any buffers as necessary, managing access, and employing 
exclusionary measures, as needed. Ensures all biology-related 
operational permits are updated as necessary to comply with required 
plan updates or changes in laws or regulations. Performs other duties as 
required.  Essential Functions of the Job: The ability to speak, read, 
and write fluently in English. Ability to perform light physical work, 
exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a frequent basis, and up to 50 
pounds of force on an occasional basis, performing tasks requiring 
manual dexterity (such as keyboard operation), and such activities as 
grasping, lifting, reaching, crouching, standing, walking, running, 
climbing, stooping, kneeling, pulling, sitting, and repetitive tasks.  
Working Conditions:  Works primarily in normal climate-controlled office 
environment and outside on the plant site in the Mojave Desert. 
Potential exposure to hot, cold, sudden change of temperature, dry, wet, 
dusty, dirty, quiet, noisy, and working alone or with others. Potential 
hazards include Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), minor cuts, falls, 
eyesight and hearing impairment.  Occasionally works in normal power 
plant environment. Potential exposure to hot, cold, sudden change of 
temperature, dry, wet, dusty, quiet, noisy, moving objects, exposure to 
sun and rain, high places, and working alone or with others. Potential 
hazards include minor cuts, minor burns, electrical shock, falling 
objects, falls, eyesight and hearing impairment. Wearing of personal 
protective equipment is necessary, as is the ability to legally operate 
Company vehicles.  Prerequisites: Bachelors degree from an accredited 
university in biological sciences, zoology, botany, ecology, or a 
closely related field. A minimum of three (3) years of practical 
experience in field biology preferably in a power plant or similar 
industrial process environment, or current certification of a nationally 
recognized biological society, such as The Ecological Society of America 
or The Wildlife Society. Solid knowledge base and understanding of 
industrial plant/California Energy Commission, USFWS, including 
biological permitting and compliance requirements. Broad knowledge of 
the flora and fauna of the Mojave Desert region including field 
experience with biological resources found in or near the project area 
(Mojave Desert, Hinkley, CA). Ability to be approved by the California 
Energy Commission as a Biological Monitor, and potentially Designated 
Biologist, with avian monitoring qualifications. Preferred Authorized 
Biologist designation by USFWS for Desert Tortoise. Knowledge of bird 
deterrent technologies and ability to recommend adaptive management 
strategies.  Professional experience in California.  Ability to perform 
various biological field surveys for operations, including avian, 
botanical (including trees), and general wildlife surveys. Demonstrated 
experience with conducting general field biology assessments including, 
but not limited to, endangered species / habitat assessments, sensitive 
species protocol surveys, knowledge of avian species identification, GPS 
& GIS mapping, and monitoring environmental compliance of large 
projects, including planning, implementation, and monitoring.  
Demonstrated experience with coordinating and consulting with federal, 
state and local regulatory agencies. Demonstrated experience with 
organizing, executing and coordinating overall project assignments.  
Prefer experience developing and implementing training programs for site 
operations personnel, especially for avian identification and 
monitoring. Skills and Abilities:  Excellent interpersonal skills with 
the ability to work independently and in a team environment. Excellent 
oral and written communication skills (English), including the ability 
to articulate complex technical issues in an understandable manner. 
Strong technical and report writing skills. Ability to work efficiently 
and demonstrate effective organizational skills, including the ability 
to manage and prioritize several assignments concurrently and meet 
deadlines. Ability to work with others in problem resolution. Experience 
and ability to develop and effectively execute training programs for 
operations personnel (e.g. avian monitoring). Knowledge of personal 
computers and proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, 
PowerPoint).  Please send resumes to  (EM: jobs.solar AT solar.abengoa.com).

MAPS FIELD BIOLOGIST: The Institute for Bird Populations (IBP) seeks one 
(1) field biologist to serve as a crew leader to train and lead interns 
operating a network of mist-netting and banding stations in Yosemite 
National Park, California for the Monitoring Avian Productivity and 
Survivorship (MAPS) program. The position extends from May 7 through 
August 8, 2015.   Successful applicants should have previous experience 
with the MAPS protocol, be proficient at Western birdsong 
identification, and MUST have advanced skills in mist-netting, bird 
banding, and ageing and sexing of landbirds in the hand. Applicants will 
be expected to use Peter Pyles Identification Guide to North American 
Birds (Part I) to teach plumages and molts of landbirds. Previous MAPS 
field biologist interns (and crew leaders) are especially encouraged to 
apply. Demonstrated leadership skills, attention to detail, good 
physical condition, a tolerance of long days that begin before dawn, and 
the ability to endure sometimes difficult field conditions are 
required.  A reliable vehicle is a must (trucks/SUVs not required). The 
MAPS biologist will be living at a Yosemite campground with the 
volunteer interns and are expected to spend a minimum of 6 out of every 
10 days in the field, contingent upon weather and logistical 
considerations. This position is an excellent opportunity to gain 
experience leading field crews. MAPS field biologists in this position 
are considered independent contractors rather than IBP staff, and 
receive payment of $2,300 per month and project-related mileage 
reimbursement ($0.35/mile), but no fringe benefits. See below to 
apply.   TO APPLY: 1) Download and read: 2015 MAPS Internship 
Information Packet: 
http://www.birdpop.org/DownloadDocuments/MAPS_InternInfo_2015.pdf 
(applicable to intern and biologist applicants)  2) Submit a cover 
letter, resume and contact information for 3 references, by January 15, 
2015, preferably via email as a single attachment; otherwise via mail or 
fax to: LAUREN HELTON, The Institute for Bird Populations, P.O. Box 
1346, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (PH: 415-663-1436. FX: 415-663-9482, 
EM: lhelton AT birdpop.org).

MAPS VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIPS: We seek motivated, enthusiastic volunteers 
in good physical condition with a strong desire to learn more about 
birds and natural history. Positions are available in Yosemite National 
Park, CA. Internships begin May 7 and run through August 8, 2015.  All 
successful applicants are expected to face the rigors and 
unpredictability of field conditions with good humor and flexibility. 
While all internships include an intensive, two week training course in 
mist-netting, and the identification, handling, banding, and ageing and 
sexing of landbirds, prior banding experience or a background in 
wildlife biology or a closely related field is recommended. In addition, 
interns receive individual training in these techniques throughout the 
field season. Applicants with reliable vehicles are especially needed 
(trucks/SUVs not required). Mileage will be reimbursed at the rate of 
$0.35/mile for project-related use. The field crew will be living at a 
Yosemite campground for the duration of the field season. A per diem of 
$25 for food and incidental expenses, amounting to $1,950 for the 
season, are provided. Interns are expected to spend a minimum of 6 of 
every 10 days in the field, contingent upon daily weather conditions and 
logistical considerations. See below to apply.   TO APPLY:  1) Download 
and read: 2015 MAPS Internship Information Packet, 
http://www.birdpop.org/DownloadDocuments/MAPS_InternInfo_2015.pdf 
(applicable to intern and biologist applicants). 2) Submit a cover 
letter, resume and contact information for 3 references, by January 15, 
2015, preferably via email as a single attachment; otherwise via mail or 
fax to: LAUREN HELTON, The Institute for Bird Populations, P.O. Box 
1346, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (PH: 415-663-1436, FX: 415-663-9482, 
EM: lhelton AT birdpop.org)

BIOLOGICAL INTERNSHIP - PIPING PLOVER at Monomoy National Wildlife 
Refuge, USFWS.  Including 10 weeks as a SCA intern. Intern must be able 
to start between 4 May and 18 May (absolute latest start date).  Job 
Type: Volunteer Internship.  Application Deadline: Closing Date is 
January 31, 2015, however, hiring WILL begin before the closing date, so 
applying earlier is strongly recommended.  Job Description: Duties 
include but are not limited to: monitoring daily productivity from 
laying to fledging of common and roseate terns; conducting daily 
observational stints and weather observations; trapping and banding 
terns; lethal and non-lethal predator management (mammalian and avian); 
tagging horseshoe crabs; erecting piping plover predator exclosures; 
organized data keeping and entry; general maintenance; and educating the 
public. Responsibilities may vary due to the strengths of individuals.  
Applicants must have the ability to perform the physical duties of the 
position including being able to hike long distances (extensive beach 
walking) and being able to lift and carry at least 50 pounds. Applicants 
must be able to work with minimal supervision, be very independent and 
easy-going, and be able to work with the public of all ages in a 
professional manner regarding sensitive conservation issues. Previous 
experience with beach nesting birds, field work in a field camp setting, 
data collection, bird identification, and an academic background in 
wildlife biology, zoology, environmental science or a related field are 
preferred. Applicants must have a valid driver's license, a social 
security number, and a bank account located in the United States.  
Stipend will be $285 per week for 10 weeks through the Student 
Conservation Association (SCA) and $154 per week for all other weeks. 
Applicants who have a permanent address within 50 miles of the Refuge 
will not be paid outside the 10 week SCA appointment. The position 
includes free housing. For approximately 10 weeks, interns will spend 
time alternating between two remote field camps on South Monomoy during 
the work week and will have free dormitory style housing at the Refuge 
headquarters in Chatham, MA on their days off.  Internship are 16 to 18 
weeks including 10 weeks as an SCA intern. Intern must be able to start 
between 13 April and 27 April (absolute latest start date). The position 
involves working long hours, nights, weekends, and holidays. Schedules 
may exceed 40 hours per week and will vary frequently in the length of 
day and start time. Days off may not be consecutive. Staff will live in 
one of two field camps on the island with other refuge staff for at 
least 5 days at a time. There is no heat, electricity, or running water 
in field camp. A background check will be required to gain necessary 
computer access at the Refuge.  To apply: Send a letter of interest, 
resume, and contact information for at least 3 references (must include 
email and phone number for each reference listed) by email to: (EM: 
Kate_Iaquinto AT fws.gov). DO NOT send applications by mail.
Number of Openings: 1.

BIOLOGICAL INTERN  SEABIRDS AND SHOREBIRDS at Monomoy National Wildlife 
Refuge, USFWS.     Location: Monomoy NWR, Chatham, MA Duration: 
Internships are 13 to 16 weeks total including 10 weeks as a SCA intern. 
Intern must be able to start between 4 May and 18 May (absolute latest 
start date).  Job Type: Volunteer Internship. Application Deadline: 
Closing date is January 31, 2015, however, hiring WILL begin before the 
closing date, so applying earlier is strongly recommended.     Job 
Description: Duties include but are not limited to: monitoring daily 
productivity from laying to fledging of common and roseate terns; 
conducting daily observational stints and weather observations; trapping 
and banding terns; lethal and non-lethal predator management (mammalian 
and avian); tagging horseshoe crabs; erecting piping plover predator 
exclosures; organized data keeping and entry; general maintenance; and 
educating the public. Responsibilities may vary due to the strengths of 
individuals.     Applicants must have the ability to perform the 
physical duties of the position including being able to hike long 
distances (extensive beach walking) and being able to lift and carry at 
least 50 pounds. Applicants must be able to work with minimal 
supervision, be very independent and easy-going, and be able to work 
with the public of all ages in a professional manner regarding sensitive 
conservation issues. Previous experience with beach nesting birds, field 
work in a field camp setting, data collection, bird identification, and 
an academic background in wildlife biology, zoology, environmental 
science or a related field are preferred. Applicants must have a valid 
driver's license, a social security number, and a bank account located 
in the United States.     Stipend will be $285 per week for 10 weeks 
through the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and $154 per week for 
all other weeks. Applicants who have a permanent address within 50 miles 
of the Refuge will not be paid outside the 10 week SCA appointment. The 
position includes free housing. For approximately 10 weeks, interns will 
spend time alternating between two remote field camps on South Monomoy 
during the work week and will have free dormitory style housing at the 
Refuge headquarters in Chatham, MA on their days off.   0 pounds. 
Applicants must be able to work with minimal supervision, be very 
independent and easy-going, and be able to work with the public of all 
ages in a professional manner regarding sensitive conservation issues. 
Previous experience with beach nesting birds, field work in a field camp 
setting, data collection, bird identification, and an academic 
background in wildlife biology, zoology, environmental science or a 
related field are preferred. Applicants must have a valid driver's 
license, a social security number, and a bank account located in the 
United States.     Stipend will be $285 per week for 10 weeks through 
the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and $154 per week for all 
other weeks. Applicants who have a permanent address within 50 miles of 
the Refuge will not be paid outside the 10 week SCA appointment. The 
position includes free housing. For approximately 10 weeks, interns will 
spend time alternating between two remote field camps on South Monomoy 
during the work week and will have free dormitory style housing at the 
Refuge headquarters in Chatham, MA on their days off.   Internships are 
13 to 16 weeks total including 10 weeks as a SCA intern. Intern must be 
able to start between 4 May and 18 May (absolute latest start date). The 
position involves working long hours, nights, weekends, and holidays. 
Schedules may exceed 40 hours per week and will vary frequently in the 
length of day and start time. Days off may not be consecutive. Staff 
will live in field camp on the island with other refuge staff for at 
least 5 days at a time. There is no heat, electricity, or running water 
in field camp. A background check will be required to gain necessary 
computer access at the Refuge.      To Apply: Send a letter of interest, 
resume, and contact information for at least 3 references (must include 
email and phone number for each reference listed) by email to (EM: 
Kate_Iaquinto AT fws.gov). DO NOT send applications by mail.     Number 
of Openings: 3

BIOLOGICAL FIELD ASSISTANT at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, 
USFWS. Location: Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex, 
Sudbury, MA                  Duration: The assistantship is for 
approximately 26-28 weeks with a start date in mid-March or early 
April.  Job Type: Volunteer Internship. Application Deadline: Closing 
date is January 15.  Hiring may begin before the closing date so 
applying earlier is strongly recommended.     Job Description: About 
half of  the assistants time will be focused on amphibian and reptile 
projects, and wetland management including:  (1) ongoing research and 
management for Blandings turtles and northern red-bellied cooters which 
likely involves radio telemetry, trapping, nest searching and 
monitoring, and hatchling collection; (2) ongoing vernal pool 
monitoring, surveys, and research which includes egg mass counts and dip 
net surveys; (3) managing water levels in freshwater impoundments and 
monitoring/maintaining culverts at multiple sites. The other half of the 
assistants time will be spent helping with:  weekly waterbird surveys; 
vegetation surveys; mapping, monitoring, and controlling invasive plant 
species (especially water chestnut and American lotus); New England 
cottontail pellet collection surveys, acoustic bat surveys; interacting 
with the public; entering data; maintaining facilities; and conducting 
routine office work.     Requirements include: the ability to work with 
the public in a professional manner; the ability to work with minimal 
supervision and in a group; a valid driver's license; ability to hike 
long distances over rough terrain carrying 25 pounds; and enthusiasm. 
Past experience in radio telemetry, amphibian and reptile identification 
and monitoring, GPS and GIS use, and an academic background in wildlife 
or related fields are preferred.     To Apply: Send interest letter, 
resume, and contact information for 3 references to (EM:: Stephanie_Koch 
AT fws.gov).

SEASONAL FIELD BIOLOGISTS (10+) - Colorado. Job Description: Rocky 
Mountain Bird Observatory (RMBO) is seeking experienced field biologists 
to conduct point counts throughout the state of Colorado. The positions 
will run from early May - mid July 2015 (With the possibility for 
continued employment entering and proofing data). Surveys are located on 
public and private lands and cover a vast range of elevations and 
habitats. Field biologists will have a great opportunity to see Colorado 
and will spend the summer traveling and camping throughout the state. 
Technicians will be expected to attend a mandatory paid training prior 
to beginning field work. The seven day training will be held in Colorado 
the week before the start of field work. Upon successful completion of 
training, technicians will work independently conducting bird surveys. 
The standard work schedule will be ten days on/four days off.  
Technicians must be able to identify all bird species found in Colorado 
by sight and sound upon successful completion of training, and should 
expect to hike off-trail regularly in steep, rugged terrain. Primitive 
camping, often without phone service or facilities, and some overnight 
backcountry travel will be required. Qualifications: Applicants should 
be enthusiastic, physically fit, enjoy travel and expect to work long 
hours in the field. Applicants must enjoy working independently with 
multiple days of solitude. Applicants should be comfortable hiking long 
distances, hiking off trail in the dark, working in remote locations, 
making decisions independently, and driving long distances. A valid 
driver's license, proof of auto insurance, binoculars, camping gear, 
basic computer skills, the ability to identify western bird species by 
sight and sound, a strong work ethic, and enthusiasm are required.  
Desired qualifications include experience conducting point count 
surveys, camping, navigating in the backcountry and working on private 
lands. Applicants with personal 4WD vehicles are particularly encouraged 
to apply; however, RMBO may rent vehicles for qualified applicants that 
do not possess 4WD vehicles. Compensation:  Salary range is $460 -$575 
per week depending on experience, reimbursement for project related 
driving and some recreational travel, and up to $100/week in camping and 
lodging reimbursement. Positions will be filled as suitable applicants 
are found.  Please visit 

http://www.rmbo.org/v3/OurWork/Science_/BirdPopulationMonitoring/IntegratedMonitoringinBCRs%28IMBCR%29.aspx 

for additional information on the monitoring program.   To apply: email 
a cover letter which describes your bird identification skills, 
experience, and dates of availability along with a resume and contact 
information for at least three references as a single word or PDF 
document to: MATTHEW MCLAREN,(EM: matthew.mclaren AT rmbo.org). I will 
begin reviewing applications in early January and positions will be 
filled as suitable applicants are found.

COLUMBIAN SHARP-TAILED GROUSE TECHNICIAN  Employer: Idaho Department of 
Fish and Game. Job Type:  Seasonal. Location Detail: Idaho Falls, ID. 
Job Description: Two technicians needed from late March to mid-August to 
assist on a study of Columbian sharp-tailed grouse ecology in east 
Idaho. Duties will include live-trapping birds on leks with walk-in 
traps, processing birds (radio-collar attachment, banding, measurements, 
etc.), radio-telemetry, nest and brood monitoring, vegetation sampling, 
habitat mapping, raptor/corvid surveys, and data entry. Applicants must 
be capable of working early mornings (pre-dawn start times), hiking over 
uneven terrain, and walking over 5 miles per day. Applicants must also 
be comfortable driving 4-wheel drive vehicles and ATV's in mud and snow, 
and communicating with private landowners and wind company employees. 
Experience with radio-telemetry, wildlife handling, and GPS preferred. 
Work will take place in the vicinity of operational wind farms so 
applicants must be comfortable working around and under wind turbines.  
Typical work week is Monday thru Friday (8-10 hours/day). Work may start 
as early as 4:00 or 5:00 am.  Optional shared housing is provided on Tex 
Creek Wildlife Management Area.     Qualifications:   Applicants must 
have a bachelors degree in wildlife management, biology, or a related 
field. Preference will be given to applicants with radio-telemetry 
experience or prior field research experience. A valid drivers license 
is required.      Salary: $12.31/hour.  How to Apply: 1. All applicants 
must register at the Idaho Department of Labor website, 
http://www.labor.idaho.gov or at the Idaho Falls local Department of 
Labor Office at 1515 East Lincoln Road in Idaho Falls (PH: 
208-525-7268). The job services number associated with this position is, 
ID1479607. 2. Mail or e-mail cover letter, resume, and contact info for 
3 references to: MATT PROETT, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, 4279 
Commerce Circle Idaho Falls, ID 83401, (PH: 208-525-7290 (office), 
208-390-0619 (cell), EM: matt.proett AT idfg.idaho.gov). Deadline: 16 
Jan 2015.

AVIAN RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS (7): Bird-banding and nest-monitoring 
internships at the Palomarin Field Station.  Organization: Point Blue 
Conservation Science (formerly PRBO).  Location: Bolinas, CA. Avian 
Research Internships (7): Bird-banding and nest-monitoring internships 
at the Palomarin Field Station.  Interns needed at Point Blue 
Conservation Science's Palomarin Field Station on the Marin County 
coast, north of San Francisco, in Point Reyes National Seashore.  We 
have been studying songbirds at the Palomarin Field Station since 1966, 
with special focus on the demographics of Wrentits and Song Sparrows. 
Intern positions are primarily for nest searching and territory mapping 
or for mist-netting and banding in coastal scrub, Douglas-fir forest and 
riparian habitats. Interns will become proficient in landbird monitoring 
techniques and learn about various aspects of avian ecology, 
conservation science, natural history, and climate-smart conservation 
(e.g., hands-on and via scientific literature). Responsibilities may 
also include habitat assessment, plant phenology monitoring, conducting 
area search surveys, resighting color banded birds, public outreach, and 
an independent project. Banding interns may participate in the North 
American Banding Council bander certification process. All internships 
include data entry. Expect long hours in the field and office. Duration: 
Mar to Jul/Aug 2015. Qualifications: Self-motivation, a sense of humor, 
and the desire to spend long hours in the field and office are required. 
Participants must be able to work independently as well as in groups. 
Exposure to poison oak is unavoidable. A functioning pair of binoculars 
is required. Some of our internships require the use of a personal 
vehicle, current proof of insurance, and a driver's license. Any use of 
personal vehicles will be reimbursed at a standard per-mile rate. 
Compensation: This is a voluntary training position that includes a 
stipend to offset living expenses while on the project ($850 per month, 
gross).  On-site housing is provided. To Apply: email a letter of 
interest to RENE CORMIER (EM: rcormier AT pointblue.org; PH: 
415.868.0655 ext 316) describing previous experience with field 
research, specific dates of availability, and whether or not you have a 
vehicle; a resume; and contact information for three references (please 
also note if applying to other positions within Point Blue). 
Applications are accepted until all positions filled.

2015 JOSEPH GRINNELL STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD -- The Cooper Ornithological 
Society is offering a single award of $2500 to support a Ph.D. graduate 
students in their first or second year of enrollment (enrolled after 
August of 2013). Projects that deal with conservation issues in avian 
biology should be directed to the Mewaldt-King Research Awards Committee 
of the Cooper Ornithological Society. Students may not submit a proposal 
to both award committees in the same year, and must be a member of COS 
to be eligible. Proposals must be submitted electronically on or before 
15 JANUARY 2015. Students lacking internet access may submit printed 
copies of their materials via mail (postmarked by 15 January 2015; see 
mailing address below) and should include a self-addressed envelope to 
facilitate notification of the committee's decision. Electronic copies 
submitted on floppy disks via postal service will NOT be accepted.  To 
apply for the award, the student should submit one copy of: (1) A short 
research proposal (no longer than 1800 words; see format below); (2) 
His/her most current curriculum vitae, and (3) A letter of support from 
his/her major faculty advisor. It is encouraged that materials be 
submitted as attachments via email directly to the chair of the 
committee (below). Acceptable electronic file formats are Word, rich 
text format, and pdf files. Files in other formats will not be accepted. 
Files should be named using the student's last name and first initial 
(e.g., SmithC_proposal.pdf; SmithC_cv.pdf). Please include "Grinnell 
Award" in the subject heading of the email. The letter of support should 
be submitted separately by the applicant's major faculty advisor. The 
letter should address the qualifications of the applicant and the 
importance of the research project. This letter must also state the 
academic semester or quarter in which the applicant first entered the 
Ph.D. program. Otherwise the application will not be considered.  
Research Proposal Format: 1)  Abstract;  2) Introduction, including: (a) 
objectives with specific hypotheses to be tested (b) summary of any work 
completed to date (c) relation to present knowledge (d) significance;  
3) Proposed methods, analyses, and timetable;   4) Literature cited. The 
complete proposal abstract and text, including literature cited, may not 
be longer than 1800 words (approximately 5 pages, double-spaced).  Send 
applications and queries to:   SCOTT STOLESON, Ph.D. USDA Forest 
Service. Northern Research Station. PO Box 267. Irvine, PA 16329 (EM: 
sstoleson AT fs.fed.us).

EDUCATION COORDINATOR,  HAYSTACK ROCK AWARENESS PROGRAM (HRAP)  The 
City of Cannon Beach seeks qualified applicants for the Education 
Coordinator position for the Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP). 
This part-time position runs February - June 2015 (with the potential to 
be extended to October) under the supervision of HRAP Coordinator. 
Description: The Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP) is a stewardship 
and environmental educational program whose mission is to protect, 
through education, the intertidal and seabird ecology of the Marine 
Garden and Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge at Haystack Rock. 
Duties: The Education Coordinator supports HRAPs mission by: serving as 
a Rocky Shore Interpreter on the beach at Haystack Rock (30%); 
scheduling and coordinating field trip programs and other visiting 
groups (30-40%); and assisting HRAP Coordinator off the beach with 
program events, maintenance and education development (30-40%). Beach 
schedule varies daily around low tide, therefore applicants must be 
willing to work early mornings, middays, evenings and weekends. Work 
schedules are coordinated one month in advance. HRAPs team includes 1 
full-time Coordinator, 1 part-time Volunteer Coordinator, 1 part-time 
Education Coordinator, 8-10 part-time seasonal Staff Interpreters and 
80-100 community volunteers.  Requirements: Bachelors Degree in a 
related field, valid drivers license, good written and verbal 
communication skills, exercise of judgment, initiative, attention to 
detail and teamwork. Relevant experience preferred.  Salary: $13/hour. 
Position is part-time (averaging 25 hours/week, not to exceed 1,000 
hours total). Busiest months are April-August. To apply: Send a 
completed City application (available at 
http://www.ci.cannon-beach.or.us) along with your cover letter or CV, 
resume and at least three references to: Samantha Ferber, HRAP 
coordinator, City of Cannon Beach, PO Box 368, Cannon Beach, OR 97110 or 
email (EM: hrap AT ci.cannon-beach.or.us). The City of Cannon Beach is 
an equal opportunity employer. Deadline: 5 January 2014.

ROCKY SHORE INTERPRETER HAYSTACK ROCK AWARENESS PROGRAM (HRAP)  The 
City of Cannon Beach is seeking qualified applicants for Rocky Shore 
Interpreters for the Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP). These 
seasonal, part-time positions run March through September under the 
supervision of the HRAP Coordinator.  Description: HRAP is a stewardship 
and environmental educational program whose mission is to protect, 
through education, the intertidal and seabird ecology of the Marine 
Garden and Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge at Haystack Rock.  
Duties: Rocky Shore Interpreters educate the public about intertidal and 
seabird ecology, support school field trip programs in May and June, 
promote stewardship, redirect visitors engaging in prohibited 
activities, set-up and break down HRAPs mobile education unit, collect 
accurate data, and maintain equipment off the beach. Beach program 
schedule varies daily around low tide, therefore applicants must be 
willing to work early mornings, middays, evenings and weekends. Work 
schedules are coordinated one month in advance. HRAPs team includes 1 
full-time Coordinator, 1 part-time Volunteer Coordinator, 1 part-time 
Education Coordinator, 8-10 part-time seasonal staff and 80-100 
community volunteers. Requirements: High School graduate, valid drivers 
license, strong work-ethic, good communication skills, exercise of 
judgment, initiative, and teamwork. Relevant experience preferred. 
Salary: $10-11.50/hour; depending upon experience. Position is part-time 
(< 30hrs/ week), seasonal, temporary and not eligible for benefits. 
Start Dates: As soon as March, but no later than June. Interviews will 
begin in January and will continue until all positions are filled.  To 
apply: Send a completed City application (available at 
http://www.ci.cannon-beach.or.us) along with your cover letter or CV, 
resume and at least three references to: SAMANTHA FERBER, HRAP 
coordinator, City of Cannon Beach, PO Box 368, Cannon Beach, OR

LEAD ROCKY SHORE INTERPRETER- HAYSTACK ROCK AWARENESS PROGRAM (HRAP) -- 
The City of Cannon Beach is seeking qualified applicants for two Lead 
Rocky Shore Interpreters for the Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP). 
These seasonal, parttime positions run February through September under 
the supervision of the HRAP Coordinator. Description: HRAP is a 
stewardship and environmental educational program whose mission is to 
protect, through education, the intertidal and seabird ecology of the 
Marine Garden and Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge at Haystack 
Rock.  Duties: Lead Rocky Shore Interpreters will be responsible for 
leading staff and volunteers on the beach during low tide education 
programs. Rocky Shore Interpreters educate the public about intertidal 
and seabird ecology, support school field trip programs in May and June, 
promote stewardship, redirect visitors engaging in prohibited 
activities, set-up and break down HRAPs mobile education unit, collect 
accurate data, and maintain equipment off the beach. Leads must be able 
to commit to 3-4 days a week. Beach program schedule varies daily around 
low tide, therefore applicants must be willing to work early mornings, 
middays, evenings and weekends. Work schedules are coordinated in 
advance. HRAPs team includes 1 full-time Coordinator, 1 part-time 
Volunteer Coordinator, 1 part-time Education Coordinator, 8-10 part-time 
seasonal staff and 80-100 community volunteers.  Requirements: High 
School graduate, valid drivers license, strong work-ethic, good 
communication skills, exercise of judgment, initiative, and teamwork. 
Relevant experience preferred.   Salary: $12-13/hour; depending upon 
experience. Position is part-time (< 30 hrs/week), seasonal, temporary 
and not eligible for benefits.  Start Dates: Training will begin in 
February. Everyday beach programs begin in March.  To apply: Send a 
completed City application (available at 
http://www.ci.cannon-beach.or.us) along with your cover letter or CV, 
resume and at least three references to: SAMANTHA FERBER, HRAP 
coordinator, City of Cannon Beach, PO Box 368, Cannon Beach, OR 97110 or 
email: (EM: hrap AT ci.cannon-beach.or.us). The City of Cannon Beach is 
an equal opportunity employer. Deadline: January 5th, 2015.

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR- HAYSTACK ROCK AWARENESS PROGRAM (HRAP) -- The 
City of Cannon Beach seeks qualified applicants for the Volunteer 
Coordinator position for the Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP). 
This part-time position runs February - October 2015 under the 
supervision of HRAP Coordinator. Description: The Haystack Rock 
Awareness Program (HRAP) is a stewardship and environmental educational 
program whose mission is to protect, through education, the intertidal 
and seabird ecology of the Marine Garden and Oregon Islands National 
Wildlife Refuge at Haystack Rock.  Duties: The Volunteer Coordinator 
supports HRAPs mission by: serving as a Rocky Shore Interpreter on the 
beach at Haystack Rock (30%); recruiting, training and scheduling 
volunteers for beach programs and educational events (40%); and 
assisting HRAP Coordinator off the beach with program events, 
maintenance and development (30%). Beach schedule varies daily around 
low tide, therefore applicants must be willing to work early mornings, 
middays, evenings and weekends. Work schedules are coordinated one month 
in advance. HRAPs team includes 1 full-time Coordinator, 1 part-time 
Volunteer Coordinator, 1 part-time Education Coordinator, 8-10 part-time 
seasonal Staff Interpreters and 80-100 community volunteers. 
Requirements: Bachelors Degree in a related field, valid drivers 
license, good written and verbal communication skills, exercise of 
judgment, initiative, and teamwork. Relevant experience preferred. 
Salary: $13/hour. Position is part-time (averaging 25 hours/week, not to 
exceed 1,000 hours total). Busiest months are April-August. To apply: 
Send a completed City application (available at 
http://www.ci.cannon-beach.or.us) along with your cover letter or CV, 
resume and at least three references to: SAMANTHA FERBER, HRAP 
coordinator, City of Cannon Beach, PO Box 368, Cannon Beach, OR 97110 or 
email: (EM: hrap AT ci.cannon-beach.or.us). The City of Cannon Beach is 
an equal opportunity employer.  Deadline: 5 January 2015.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE - Climate change impacts to Arctic 
breeding birds  I am accepting applications for a postdoctoral research 
associate to lead studies evaluating how climate-driven changes in 
habitat conditions have affected breeding bird populations in the 
boreal-Arctic ecotone of western Alaska. This research will provide 
specialized analyses of wildlife-habitat relationships that combine bird 
survey data collected across the Seward Peninsula during two time 
periods, 1988-1992 and 2012-2014, with biotic and abiotic habitat 
conditions at multiple spatial scales, including new landcover datasets 
corresponding to survey periods. No field work is required and the duty 
location will be Bozeman, Montana. The successful candidate will be 
required to produce 2 manuscripts suitable for publication in 
peer-reviewed journals. The first paper will use hierarchical abundance 
models to evaluate the relationships between multi-scale vegetation 
conditions and local abundance of breeding birds during the two time 
periods. Shifts in local and range wide abundance will be derived from 
modeled parameters during each time period to identify species and areas 
where changes have occurred during the last 25 years. In the second 
paper, we will use multispecies occupancy models to evaluate local and 
broad-scale changes in avian community size and structure during the 
last 25 years. The results of these studies will provide critical 
information to federal and state wildlife and land management agencies 
in Alaska. Qualifications:  1. Ph.D. in Ecology, wildlife biology, 
statistics, or related quantitative field,  2. Strong programming skills 
(R, BUGS) with demonstrated knowledge of hierarchical models and their 
application to bird survey data,  3 .Proficiency with geographic 
information systems,  4. Demonstrated desire and proven ability to 
publish in peer-reviewed journals,  5. Excellent writing and 
communication skills,  6. The ability to work independently and under 
limited supervision as well as collaboratively  Salary:  Competitive + 
benefits.  Start date: 1 Feb 2015. Last date to apply:31 Dec 2014.  To 
Apply: Please email a cover letter addressing each of the 
qualifications, CV, and the names and contact information for 3 
references to:     LANCE MCNEW, Ph.D.  Assistant Professor, Wildlife 
Habitat Ecology,  Department of Animal & Range Sciences,  211 Animal 
Bioscience Building, Montana State University,  Bozeman, MT 59717-2900  
(PH: 406-994-6645, EM: lance.mcnew AT montana.edu).

WILDLIFE TECHNICIANS (8) - Barred Owl Occupancy Surveys - Pacific 
Northwest  at USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center. 
Location:  One of four locations: Cle Elum (WA), Corvallis (OR), 
Roseburg (OR), or Willow Creek (CA).  Duration:  March 1, 2015 through 
August 27, 2015 .Job Type:  Seasonal.  Application Deadline:  2 Jan 
/2015.  Job Description:  The USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem 
Science Center, Corvallis Research Group, is seeking eight (8) 
full-time, seasonal field technicians (GS-05) to assist on a large-scale 
study evaluating the competitive impacts of barred owls on population 
demography of northern spotted owls in the Pacific Northwest. Primary 
responsibilities include collecting, organizing, and summarizing data 
obtained during nighttime occupancy surveys of barred owls and spotted 
owls. Successful applicants should expect to spend approximately 85% of 
time performing field surveys, while the remaining 15% will involve data 
entry and other office tasks. Each technician must be able to work under 
the supervision of a crew leader and have strong teamwork skills, but 
he/she will be primarily conducting data collection independently at 
night following an established protocol. The position requires driving 
four-wheel-drive vehicles on primitive forest roads at night and 
navigating steep terrain on foot to access survey sites in the day. 
Orienteering skills, including the use of maps, compass, and handheld 
GPS units, are essential. This is a full time, seasonal (6-month) 
appointment not to exceed 180 days. Two positions will be based in each 
of the four study areas listed above; applicants should state their top 
two location preferences in their application materials (see below).  
Qualifications:  To qualify for a GG-5 you need 9 months of field survey 
experience OR 3 years of sub-professional work experience OR 3 years of 
college with courses related to the work of the position to be filled 
(equivalent to 90 semester/135 quarter hrs) plus 3 months of lab or 
field work experience. Subprofessional experience consists of working as 
a technician or aid in the field or in a laboratory or similar 
environment. EQUIVALENT COMBINATIONS OF SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED EDUCATION 
AND EXPERIENCE ARE QUALIFYING. Previous experience working with spotted 
owls and/or barred owls is highly desirable, but not required.  Number 
of Openings:  8. To Apply: 1) Submit one of the following forms of 
application: (a) rsum or (b) OF-612, Optional Application for Federal 
Employment, OR (c) other written format (Electronic submissions 
acceptable). Applicants must include beginning and ending dates and 
hours worked per week for each position listed on resume. Cover letter 
is optional, but recommended. 2) Submit a copy of your college 
transcripts (unofficial acceptable) to document all education used for 
position qualification. To claim 5 point Veteran's Preference, a D D-214 
showing character of discharge is required. If claiming 10 point 
Veteran's Preference, a SF-15 with proof of claim is required. Submit 
applications to: MICHELLE SCHATZ USGS-BRD-Forest & Rangeland Ecosystem 
Science Center 777 NW 9th St, Suite 400 Corvallis, Oregon 97330 (EM: 
michelle_schatz AT usgs.gov FX: 541-750-1066) applications must be 
received by the closing date of the announcement to be considered 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. For more information about the position 
please contact: KRISTA LEWICKI, Wildlife Biologist U.S. Geological 
Survey Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center Corvallis, OR 97331 
(PH: 541-750-0964 EM: kelewicki AT usgs.gov).

WILDLIFE TECHNICIANS  at Humboldt State University/US Fish and Wildlife 
Service.  Location: Central California Coast.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 17 Jan 2015.  Job Description: JOB ANNOUNCEMENT -- 
WILDLIFE TECHNICIANS Wildlife technicians (up to 6 positions; pending 
available funding) are being sought to work on a seabird restoration and 
monitoring project for Common Murres (Uria aalge) and other seabirds 
along the central California coast. Two types of positions will be 
filled: Site Leader and Biotech. This project is conducted cooperatively 
by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (San Francisco Bay National 
Wildlife Refuge Complex), Humboldt State University, and other public 
and private organizations. The purpose of the restoration project is to 
aid in restoring murre colonies that have suffered damage from oil 
spills, human disturbance, and other anthropogenic factors. Successful 
applicants must be willing to work long hours, on weekends, and in 
inclement weather. Main job duties will include conducting population 
and productivity surveys on Common Murres, Brandts Cormorants and other 
species, documenting human and natural disturbances to seabirds, 
database entry, data analysis, and preparation of reports. Other duties 
may include counting seabirds from aerial photographs, conducting 
surveys of nesting seabirds from boat, or other tasks as assigned. 
Preference may be given to applicants with prior field experience with 
seabird or other wildlife monitoring techniques or census techniques. 
Additional evaluation may be based on the applicants knowledge and 
experience with computer use, databases, and report preparation. 
Applicants for Site Leader positions must demonstrate evidence of their 
ability to work independently and ability to provide leadership. 
Qualifications: Requirements: 1) Bachelors degree in wildlife, 
biological sciences, or related discipline with an interest in wildlife 
biology, restoration, or behavior; 2) current drivers license with good 
driving record; 3) ability to sufficiently move and lift equipment up to 
40 lbs.; 4) ability to hike or bike to certain field sites; and 5) 
ability to work at the tops of steep cliffs. Applicants must submit: 1) 
a signed cover letter; 2) rsum; and 3) names and phone numbers of two 
professional references. For further information, contact ALLISON FULLER 
(EM: 510-792-0222 ext. 225 EM: Allison.Fuller AT humboldt.edu). 
Applicants must indicate the position(s) they are applying for (Site 
Leader, Biotech, or both). No email applications will be accepted.  
Number of Openings: 6.  To Apply: Duration: Approx. Late March or early 
April to August 2015 Housing may be provided at field sites during the 
period of about mid-April to late July. Employer: Humboldt State 
University Sponsored Programs Foundation Send to: ALLISON FULLER U. S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service San Francisco Bay NWR Complex 1 Marshlands Rd. 
Fremont, CA 94555 U.S.A. Closing Date: Applications must be postmarked 
by 17 January 2015 to receive full consideration. Applications 
postmarked after this date may or may not be considered depending upon 
position availability. *No email applications will be accepted.

BIOLOGIST SUPERVISOR  at Louisiana Department of Wildlife and 
Fisheries.  Location: Lafayette, Louisiana.  Duration: Open - Job 
Appointment.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 30 Dec 2014.  
Job Description: Please refer to job description within associated link 
Additional Preferences: 1.) Strong knowledge of coastal birds (life 
history) and associated communities within northern Gulf of Mexico 2.) 
Proficient in technical writing 3.) Can work independently as well as 
part of a team Qualifications: Minimum Qualification: B.S. in Biological 
Sciences. Preference: MS or PhD To Apply: 

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Subject: Bird Jobs -- December 16, 2014
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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:49:19 -0500
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FIELD TECHNICIAN  The Great Basin Bird Observatory is seeking 
applications for up to six field technician positions to conduct bird 
surveys, mortality surveys, and related work at a solar power generating 
facility near Tonopah Nevada. Candidates should have demonstrated bird 
survey and bird identification skills, and ideally should have 
experience with mortality surveys or similar kinds of compliance 
monitoring. A high level of attention to detail and adherence to 
protocol is mandatory. Additional skills required include use of GPS 
units and strong data entry and data QC skills. GIS experience is useful 
but not required. Applicants must have a valid drivers license. This 
work will begin in mid- to late-February 2015 and continue until at 
least June 2015. However, work on the project may continue year round, 
and the possibility of ongoing employment exists for suitably qualified 
applicants. Apartment-style lodging and vehicles for field work are 
provided. Salary is $2,200 - $2,500 / month, depending on experience and 
assigned duties. Please send cover letters and CVs to JOHN BOONE, Great 
Basin Observatory, (EM: boone AT gbbo.org)

GOLDEN EAGLE FIELD TECHNICIANS  The Great Basin Bird Observatory is 
seeking applications for up to Golden Eagle field technicians. Duties 
will include monitoring eagle nests in various locations around Nevada 
using cameras and direct ground-based observation, along with conducting 
prey surveys and assisting with data entry and analysis. Occasional 
airborne surveys may be required as well. Candidates should ideally have 
experience with raptor work, but others may be considered if they have 
demonstrated expertise in other aspects of avian field biology. 
Additional skills required include use of GPS units and strong data 
entry and data QC skills. GIS experience is useful but not required. 
Applicants must have a valid drivers license. This work will begin in 
early February 2015 and continue until at least June 2015. Vehicles for 
field work are provided. At least some camping is required, but lodging 
is provided at other times. Salary is $2,200 / month. Please send cover 
letters and CVs to JOHN BOONE, Great Basin Observatory, (EM: boone AT 
gbbo.org)

MS ASSISTANTSHIP, BENDIRE'S THRASHER at New Mexico State University. Web 
Address: http://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/fws/ Duration: 2  years. Job 
Type: Graduate Student. # of Positions: 1. Application Deadline: 31 Dec 
2014. Job Description: We have an immediate opening for an outstanding 
student to pursue MS research on the distribution, habitat associations 
and nest survival of Bendires Thrasher in New Mexico. This bird is 
currently experiencing strong population declines throughout its range. 
This is a collaborative project between New Mexico State University and 
the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Duties will include 
surveying for Bendires Thrasher across its New Mexico range, 
identifying nest locations, monitoring nest survival and examining 
habitat associations at use and non-use sites. Long hours in the field 
during the breeding season is required. The position will be posted 
until a successful candidate is found, however, applicant review will 
begin December 19th. The successful candidate should be able to start no 
later than February 1, 2015. Start date is contingent on availability of 
funding. Qualifications: BS in Wildlife, ecology or related field. The 
ideal candidate will have excellent bird identification skills (sight 
and sound), previous field experience, be able to work independently, 
travel extensively during the breeding season often camping, and have 
strong communication skills. Demonstrated skills in GIS would also be an 
asset. Compensation: $21,200/yr Application Instructions: Application 
material should include: 1) a letter of interest that includes 
information on why you are qualified for this position, 2) all 
undergraduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this point), 3) 
resume or cv, and 4) GRE scores. Please send this information to Dr. 
MARTHA DESMOND (EM: mdesmond AT nmsu.edu), Department of Fish, Wildlife 
and Conservation Ecology, New Mexico State University.

PAID INTERNSHIP POSITIONS available at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird 
Center. Internship program title: Bridging the Americas/Unidos por las 
Aves . Description: Assist with a cross-cultural, conservation 
education program called Bridging the Americas/Unidos por las Aves which 
partners elementary and middle school classes in the United States 
(primarily in the Washington, DC area) with classes in Latin America. 
Students in the partnered classes learn about the migratory birds that 
connect their communities, the need to protect the far-flung habitats 
these birds depend on, and about each others country and culture. 
Participating teachers are provided with the tools and support needed to 
use long-distance migratory birds as an engaging theme for 
cross-curricular teaching. This program is administered by the 
Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, located at the National Zoo in 
Washington, DC. Primary duties and responsibilities: Interns will have 
the opportunity to be involved in many aspects of the management and 
implementation of this program, including but not limited to: crafting, 
evaluating, translating and/or adapting educational materials, outreach 
presentations, and web-based tools for teachers and students in the US 
and Latin America; facilitating communications between partnered classes 
in the US and Latin America; planning workshops and other professional 
development opportunities for teachers; delivering presentations to 
participating classes; entering and analyzing pre and post survey data 
to evaluate what students are learning as a result of participating; 
organizing outreach and fundraising events. Specific projects will be 
designed to match the interns strengths, interests and goals. A project 
report must be submitted upon completion of internship. Qualifications: 
Preference will be given to candidates with excellent written and oral 
communication skills in both Spanish and English; knowledge of birds and 
relevant conservation issues; familiarity with Latin American cultures; 
and at least three years of relevant undergraduate coursework. Latino 
candidates are encouraged to apply. Term of appointment and stipend: 
Three to six months commitment with the potential for extension; 24-32 
hours per week. Stipend ranges from $1280-$1720 per month. When to 
apply: Ongoing. Interested applicants are urged to apply as soon as 
possible. To apply: Send the following to the Smithsonian Migratory Bird 
Center (EM: smbc AT si.edu): 1) Cover letter; 2) resume; 3) transcripts 
from your current and/or previous institutions (unofficial transcripts 
are acceptable); 4) writing samples- one in English, one in Spanish; 5) 
contact information for two references. Cover letter should indicate how 
this internship relates to educational or career goals. Please indicate 
when you would be available to start, and the desired number of hours 
per week. *Funding for these internship positions are made possible by a 
grant from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian 
Latino Center.

MAINE SUMMER SEABIRD TECHNICIAN at Maine Coastal Islands National 
Wildlife Refuge. Website: http://www.fws.gov/northeast/mainecoastal/ and 
the blog describing the experiences of previous island researchers at 
http://mainecoastalislands.wordpress.com/ Location: Islands along the 
Maine Coast. Duration: 3 months. Job Types: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 10. Application Deadline: 10 Feb 2015. Job Description: 
Seabird species to be studied include: common, Arctic, and roseate 
terns, common eider, laughing gulls, black guillemot, Leach's 
storm-petrel, Atlantic puffin, and razorbills. While living on the 
islands, researchers will: conduct an annual census of all nesting 
seabird species, monitor productivity, observe chick feedings, trap and 
band adult seabirds, band chicks, read adult bands, monitor and control 
predators and competitors and island invasive plant work. Applicants 
must be willing to commit to 12 weeks between May 11 - August 14, 2015. 
Two start dates May 11th and May 26th, please state availability on 
cover letter. With the exception of one (2-3 day) break, you will be 
living on the island for the entire 12-week period. Housing is provided 
in lighthouse keepers' houses or cabins, with propane lights and 
refrigerators, limited solar electricity for computers, but no running 
water. Pay: $200  375 weekly depending on experience, to cover food and 
other expenses. Candidates must be at least 18 years old, a US Citizen, 
have a Social Security Number, and a US Bank account for electronic 
payments. Qualifications: Applicants must be able to get along well with 
others, as they will be working and living together in a remote setting 
with limited amenities. Applicants will work outdoors in variable 
weather conditions, and need to be able to hike over rugged, uneven 
terrain and lift and carry 50 pounds. We are looking for people who are 
willing to learn new techniques, have a solid work ethic and can 
function well independently. Previous experience with birds desired but 
not required. Hunting and trapping experience would be helpful for 
predator control. To Apply: Send a letter of interest, resume and 
contact information for at least 3 references (must include email and 
phone numbers) to (EM: Michael_Langlois AT fws.gov). Michael may be 
reached at (PH: 207-594-0600 ext. 3). Selection will begin in February 
until the positions are filled. We encourage early applications.

TUSSEY MOUNTAIN SPRING HAWK WATCH COUNTER  Location: State College, PA 
Duration: February 23-April 30 (earlier end date is negotiable). Job 
Type: Seasonal/Temporary. Application Deadline: Open until filled . Job 
Description: Located in Pennsylvanias ridge-and-valley province near 
State College, Tussey Mountain Hawkwatch is the premier Spring Golden 
Eagle migration watch site in the East. We are seeking a Hawk Counter 
that can provide accurate raptor identification and reporting, while 
providing informal interpretation to site visitors. While the position 
requires a great deal of independence, it will be supported by staff 
from Shavers Creek Environmental Center and the State College Bird 
Club. A two-day training will be provided prior to count to familiarize 
the counter with the history and population trends of the Hawk Watch, as 
well as interpretive training and an orientation to serving as an 
ambassador for Shavers Creek and the State College Bird Club. Early 
season weather is often harsh and very cold, with few people visiting 
the site in these conditions. A dedicated, self-motivated individual who 
can both work well with people and endure challenging conditions is a 
must. The position requires six count days a week, though the count may 
be cancelled in unsuitable conditions. Site access requires 4-5 mile 
drive (on state-maintained roads) to the ridgetop, followed by a .6 mile 
trail to the count site. For more information on the hawk watch, visit: 
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org Duties include conducting 
the daily count, interacting with visitors, completion of field data 
forms, and posting daily results to the HawkCount, website and State 
College Bird Club listserv. The counter is also expected to conduct 
themselves in a professional manner as a representative both Shavers 
Creek Environmental Center and the State College Bird Club. Preparing 
and conducting an end of season presentation is required. Salary and 
Housing: $3,350 (housing allowance available if needed). Qualifications: 
Applicant must possess strong raptor and general bird identification 
skills, including aging, and prior hawkwatch experience is preferred. 
While not required, previous environmental interpretation skills are 
ideal, but a passion for connecting raptor and habitat conservation to 
the community is essential. Must have a valid drivers license and 
transportation to and from the hawkwatch location. Must be computer 
literate and capable of entering and managing data (computer access will 
be provided.) To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and reference list to 
JASON BEALE (EM: jab318 AT psu.edu) Applications will be reviewed as 
accepted, and position may be offered ahead of the application deadline.

FIELD BIOLOGIST AND DETECTION DOG HANDLER  H. T. Harvey & Associates is 
a premier ecological consulting firm based in California and Hawaii. 
For over 40 years, H. T. Harvey has created ecologically sound solutions 
to our clients complex natural resource challenges. Duties: We 
currently have an opening for a field biologist who is also an 
experienced wildlife detection dog handler. Responsibilities include 
housing, caring for, and training program detection dogs; handling 
trained detection dogs on wildlife surveys; identifying avian species; 
managing project data; and preparing reports. The position will 
sometimes require a person to navigate varying and rugged terrain safely 
and potentially alone with the dog. It may require occasional overnight 
travel and weekend work. Good general communication skills and an 
ability to work well with a field team and with diverse personnel also 
are important. Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong field 
background performing a variety of wildlife detection dog surveys. The 
ideal candidate will have experience managing detection dog field 
projects and training other dog handlers. Applicants with 
experience/expertise in bird identification are preferred. Education: 
Degree in Wildlife Biology, Biology, Ecology, or similar field. Hiring 
Location: Mojave Desert Region. H. T. Harvey & Associates is a growing 
company with an energetic, forward-thinking approach. We offer an 
excellent salary and benefits package and an employee-focused work 
environment. Our employment package includes medical, dental, and life 
insurance, and a 401K with a generous employer match. More information 
about H. T. Harvey & Associates and our areas of expertise can be 
obtained at http://www.harveyecology.com. Interested candidates should 
respond by emailing your cover letter, resume, transcripts, salary 
requirement and references to (EM: personnel AT harveyecology.com) and 
reference Detection Dog Handler in the header, or mail/fax application 
to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Avenue, 
Building D, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Fax: (408) 458-3210. H. T. Harvey & 
Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities, 
disabled and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

FIELD BIOLOGIST INTERNS FOR BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER RESEARCH needed 
approx. April 23  July 23, 2015 (exact dates TBD), in the northern 
Sierra Nevada. Duties will include conducing broadcast surveys, nest 
searching, nest monitoring, and probably using radio-telemetry to follow 
and study foraging birds. Applicants should be physically fit and able 
to move quickly in difficult terrain. Previous experience conducting 
bird surveys, monitoring nests, tracking animals with radio-telemetry, 
or quantifying forest characteristics is desirable but not required; 
applicants with experience conducting ecological fieldwork of any sort 
in rugged environments will be preferred. A personal vehicle is highly 
desirable but not strictly required. Shared housing and project-related 
mileage reimbursement provided along with a per diem of $39 for food and 
general living expenses (amounts to $975 per month). 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 DOT org) website: 
http://www.birdpop.org/interns/BBT15.htm. Electronic submissions are 
preferred; if that is not possible please call or email to obtain 
appropriate mailing address.

CREW LEADER FOR RIPARIAN BIRD SURVEYS AND BUMBLE BEE SURVEYS in burned 
and unburned forest in the northern Sierra Nevada, CA, needed approx. 
May 18-August 18, 2015 (exact dates TBD). This independent contractor 
position will involve conducting avian point counts, mist-netting 
riparian birds, and collecting blood samples; and supervising a small 
crew conducting bumble bee surveys, which will involve capturing and 
handling bees. Training will be provided in bee survey techniques and 
identification, but successful applicant must already be qualified to 
conduct avian point counts, target-net songbirds, and collect songbird 
blood samples without supervision. Other requirements include past 
supervisory experience, previous ecological fieldwork in rugged 
environments, and a personal vehicle suitable for fieldwork. Applicants 
should be physically fit enough to conduct surveys for approx. 8 hrs. 
per day in rugged terrain. Shared housing and project-related mileage 
reimbursement is provided, along with $2,600 per month. 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 DOT org) website: 
http://www.birdpop.org/downloaddocuments/MRR%20crew%20leader.pdf. 
Electronic submissions are preferred; if that is not possible, please 
call (PH: 360-461-2294) or email to obtain appropriate mailing address.

AVIAN BIOLOGICAL TECHNICIAN - Bird Banding Laboratory Location: USGS 
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD. Background: IAP World 
Services, Inc. has an excellent opportunity for a full-time Avian 
Biological Technician to perform contract work at the USGS Patuxent 
Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD. IAP World Services 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:  
Provide data quality assurance/quality control and data management 
support to incorporate historic 50-stop avian point count data into the 
active data set. A knowledge of North American avian population 
distribution, natural history, and ecology is necessary to evaluate 
geographic and temporal validity of historic (196601996) BBS avian point 
count data  Conduct breeding season avian point counts in various 
habitats and locations  Conduct quality assurance and quality control 
procedures on contemporary BBS avian point count data and related 
environmental variables collected as part of the BBS and related 
research projects Qualifications: An undergraduate degree in ecology, 
biology, or other appropriate discipline, with an emphasis on 
ornithology; masters degree preferred. Demonstrable experience with 
conducting avian point count surveys. Knowledgeable of the seasonal 
distributions of North American birds. Working knowledge of MS SQL 2008 
and mapping products including Google Earth and Google Maps. Contact: 
Interested candidates may apply at http://www.iapws.com by clicking on 
the Careers button and selecting the Scientific link in the Jobs by 
Category area. The position is listed as an Avian Biological 
Technician, Requisition Number 16069BR.

CERULEAN WARBLER FIELD TECHNICIAN at West Virginia University. Location: 
West Virginia. Duration: 3 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 6 Feb 2015. Job Description: Three technicians are needed to 
assist a PhD student in a study examining cerulean warbler and avian 
community response to silviculture. Duties will include point counts, 
territory mapping, tree sampling, data entry, and digitizing in GIS 
(training provided). The study sites are rugged and steep in mature 
forest and recently completed silvicultural harvests on public lands in 
West Virginia. Field housing (no pets), vehicles for fieldwork, safety 
training, and first aid training will be provided. Our crew of four will 
be living in a house (full kitchen, living room, etc.) adjacent to a DNR 
office on Stonewall Jackson Lake. The housing is approximately 15 
minutes from Weston, WV, 25 minutes from Buckhannon, WV, and 1 hour 
south of Morgantown. Some camping for one to two nights at a time is 
possible (optional). Start date is approximately April 20, 2015 and will 
end in early July. The ceruleans arrive in mid- to late-April so you 
must be able to start at this time, no exceptions. Pay is 
$1500-2000/month DOE. 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 
and preferably territory mapping or other experience conducting 
behavioral observations of songbirds. 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 drivers license and a clean 
driving record. To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and list of 3 
references in one PDF document to GRETCHEN NAREFF (EM: genareff AT 
mix.wvu.edu). Please use "CERW field tech" in the subject line. 
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and interviews will 
begin immediately. Hiring through WVU can take 2-3 months.

GRASSLAND BIRD RESEARCH TECHNICIANS at The Center for Native Grasslands 
Management, The University of Tennessee. Website: 
http://nativegrasses.utk.edu/ Location: KS, PA, TN. Duration: 3 months. 
Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 9. Application Deadline: 1 Apr 
2015. Job Description: The Center for Native Grasslands Management at 
the University of Tennessee is in search of 9 technicians who will 
assist with grassland/early successional bird monitoring from early May 
to approximately early August. Technicians will be based at one of three 
locations (Scott City, KS; Hiwassee, TN; Cambridge Springs, PA). There 
will be some flexibility in choice of location, but final assignment 
will depend on level of experience with grassland bird monitoring and 
need. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until 
filled. Job duties include conducting distance-based surveys for 
grassland and early successional birds, vegetation sampling, insect 
sampling, and data entry. Qualifications: The ideal candidates should be 
familiar with grassland/early successional bird identification by sight 
and sound (species vary by site but may include dickcissel, bobolink, 
field sparrow, eastern or western meadowlark, grasshopper sparrow, 
Cassins sparrow, savannah sparrow, red-winged blackbird); distance 
sampling methodology; nest searching techniques and identification; 
insect sampling; and basic vegetation identification. Preference will be 
given to candidates with proven bird identification and nest searching 
experience and skill. Ideal candidate should be comfortable working long 
days in the field during hot summer months, and energetic and excited 
about applied avian conservation research. These data are being 
collected to assess the differences between switchgrass biofuel grass 
fields, and region-specific typical grass fields. A BS in Ecology, 
Wildlife Biology, or related field is preferred. Candidates should bring 
their own binoculars. To Apply: Electronic applications are preferred. 
To apply, send 1) cover letter outlining any specific work experiences 
with grassland birds and/or nest searching and leadership experience, 2) 
resume, and 3) contact information for 3 references to: Dr. CHRIS 
LITUMA; (EM: clituma AT utk.edu).

(UPDATED) VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS - Lance-tailed Manakin behavioral 
ecology in Panama at Florida State University. Website: 
http://bio.fsu.edu/duval/ Location: Isla Boca Brava, Chiriqui, Panama. 
Duration: 4 months. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2-3. 
Application Deadline: 18 Dec 2014. Job Description: VOLUNTEER FIELD 
ASSISTANTS (2-3): behavioral ecology of lance-tailed manakins in Panama. 
Two positions are available 15 Feb to 20 Jun 2015 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. Responsibilities will include resighting 
color-banded birds, daily maintenance of an automated 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 two-year-old (!) who will live and work on a remote 
island off of Panama's Pacific coast and share housing with close 
quarters, and can expect to have limited internet access and cell phone 
reception: experience working in isolated field settings and/or living 
in close quarters is highly desirable. Qualifications: **Updated to 
include financial support for travel to Panama** 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, positive attitude, and ability to work independently, and 
willingness to accommodate unpredictable changes is especially important 
as this years research team includes a 2-year-old child. Conversational 
Spanish ability is strongly preferred for this position. Food, housing, 
round-trip airfare (up to $700) and required transportation within 
Panama will be provided. Assistants are required provide their own snake 
gaiters ($50-100), and complete online animal care and use training 
shortly after being hired.For more information on the research, see 
(URL: http://www.bio.fsu.edu/faculty-duval.php). 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, Florida State University Department of Biological Science, 
(EM: ehduval AT bio.fsu.edu). Please use the subject line Lance-tailed 
Manakin field assistant application. Review of applications will 
continue until positions are filled.

SEASONAL AVIAN ECOLOGIST at Smithsonian Institution/Colorado State 
University. Location: Channel Islands, Ventura, California. Duration: 
3.5 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2015. Job 
Description: Field technician is needed to work closely with a PhD 
student studying morphological and genetic variation among Song Sparrows 
on the California Channel Islands (Santa Cruz Island, Santa Rosa Island, 
and San Miguel Island). The position will involve assisting with mist 
netting, banding, and measurement of Song Sparrows and other passerines. 
Duties also include collecting environmental data, performing 
observational studies of banded birds, and entering data into a computer 
database each day. Islands are remote and accessible only by boat or by 
airplane. The field technician will be living in close quarters with 
other island researchers. Housing, utilities, and transportation within 
and between islands will be provided. Pets are not permitted. Field 
technician will be responsible for his/her own food and may be asked to 
plan resources accordingly to remain on an island for one month at a 
time. Approximate start date: March 20, 2015; approximate end date: July 
1, 2015. Qualifications: * Experience mist-netting, handling, and 
collecting blood samples from small passerines * Good color vision and 
experience working with birds outside of the classroom * Ability to hike 
long distances every day, rain or shine, in remote, rugged, and steep 
terrain * A valid U.S. drivers license and the ability to drive a 4WD, 
manual transmission vehicle * Positive and self-motivated with a good 
sense of humor. Cooking skills are a plus! To Apply: Send cover letter, 
CV, and contact information for 2 job references to MAYBELLENE GAMBOA 
(EM: CISongSparrows AT gmail.com). Please include all application 
materials as a single email attachment. Put SOSP Field Technician in 
the email subject line. Applications will be reviewed in the order 
received, and the position will be filled as soon as possible.

RED-COCKADED WOODPECKER TELEMETRY TECHNICIAN at Virginia Tech Location: 
Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, North Carolina. Duration: 3.5 months. Job 
Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 7 Jan 2015. Job Description: Field 
technician needed from beginning/mid-Feb to mid-May to assist a PhD 
student studying dispersal behavior of endangered red-cockaded 
woodpeckers in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Duties will include 
following and observing juvenile Red-Cockaded Woodpecker social behavior 
using radio-telemetry, GPS, and spotting scopes. Technician will also 
help capture birds to attach or remove transmitters. Work will be 
performed both independently and in close association with the PhD 
student. Technician must be able to run after birds as they prospect 
through the forest. Days will be long and begin before dawn. Study sites 
are located in beautiful longleaf pine forests on the coast of North 
Carolina, with a variety of pocosins and pitcher plant bogs. Housing 
(fully furnished house shared with the PhD student) and a field vehicle 
will be provided. Position will start in early to mid-February. Salary 
will be $10  11/ hour depending on experience. Qualifications: All 
applicants must have experience using radio-telemetry. Ideal candidates 
will have, 1) a Masters degree in biology, wildlife or another similar 
topic, 2) experience using radio-telemetry with small birds, 3) 
experience quickly and accurately re-sighting unique color-bands, and 4) 
be well organized and responsible while recording field data and 
observations. Previous experience working with Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers 
or other avian cooperative breeders is a plus, but not required. 
Applicants must have a valid drivers license and be able and willing to 
pass a background check. To Apply: Please send a cover letter detailing 
your relevant experience, resume, and contact information for 3 
references by email to LEAH NOVAK (EM: ldnov AT vt.edu), PhD student in 
the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute 
and State University, Blacksburg VA.

SPRING MIGRATION FIELD ASSISTANTS at University of Southern Mississippi. 
Website: http://www.usm.edu/mbrg/ Location: Coastal Louisiana. Duration: 
2 Months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. Application 
Deadline: 15 Feb 2015. Job Description: The University of Southern 
Mississippi Migratory Bird Research Group in collaboration with the 
Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge is seeking field technicians to assist in 
study of Nearctic-Neotropical landbird migrants at a newly established 
spring migration banding site in coastal Louisiana, from 15 March to 10 
May 2015. Positions are full time and provide an exciting opportunity to 
experience songbird migrants following flight across the Gulf of Mexico. 
Housing will be provided. Positions require enthusiastic individuals 
able to work long hours, 7 days a week while maintaining a sense of 
humor in the face of a few snakes, more than a few mosquitoes and a 
diversity of spring migrants. Applicants should also be comfortable 
living and working with others in close capacity as they will be part of 
a 3 person field crew. Qualifications: One (1) BANDER/SITE SUPERVISOR 
($1,600-$1,700/month based on experience): Duties will include managing 
mist-netting efforts, supervising crew, banding birds captured, 
maintaining mist-nets and other equipment, data entry, and other related 
activities. Must have previous experience identifying and banding 
Nearctic-Neotropical landbird migrants and prior supervisory experience 
is preferred. Must be able to demonstrate ability to supervise others. 
Two (2) MIST-NETTING ASSISTANTS ($1,300-$1,400/month based on 
experience): Duties will include extracting birds from nets, maintaining 
mist-nets and other equipment, assisting with recording banding data, 
entering data, and other related activities. Review of applicants will 
begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. To apply, 
send (as a single attachment)a short letter of interest, CV/resume, and 
names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of at least three references 
to KRISTEN COVINO (EM: mbrghiring AT gmail.com). Please indicate which 
position you are applying for by putting either Bander or Mist-net 
Assistant in the subject line of the email. For more information see 
our web page: http://www.usm.edu/mbrg/

BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER SURVEY CONTRACT BIOLOGISTS at Institute for Bird 
Populations. Website: http://www.birdpop.org/Interns/BBW15.htm Location: 
Sierra Nevada, CA. Duration: Early May - Mid July, 2015. Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2015. Job 
Description: BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER SURVEY CONTRACT BIOLOGISTS needed 
early May - mid July 2015 to survey Black-backed Woodpeckers and conduct 
multi-species point counts in burned areas located on National Forests 
throughout the Sierra Nevada, California. Some long hikes and occasional 
back country trips will be required to access survey sites. Crew members 
will be camping out most nights in frontcountry camp sites or in the 
backcountry on the occasional backcountry trip. Qualifications: Prior 
fieldwork experience, ability to identify Western US songbirds by sight 
and sound, and experience conducting point counts is required. Other 
requirements include a sense of humor, a love of adventure, a desire to 
learn more about Black-backed Woodpecker natural history and fire 
ecology, and an appreciation for recently burned montane landscapes. To 
Apply: Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and the 
names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of two references to: BOB 
WILKERSON, The Institute for Bird Populations (EM: bwilkerson AT birdpop 
DOT org).

COLUMBIAN SHARP-TAILED GROUSE TECHNICIANS at Idaho Department of Fish 
and Game. Website: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ Location: Idaho Falls, 
ID. Duration: 4.75 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 16 Jan 2015. Job Description: Two technicians 
needed to assist on a study of Columbian sharp-tailed grouse ecology in 
east Idaho. Duties will include live-trapping birds on leks with walk-in 
traps, processing birds (radio-collar attachment, banding, measurements, 
etc.), radio-telemetry, nest and brood monitoring, vegetation sampling, 
habitat mapping, raptor/corvid surveys, and data entry. Applicants must 
be capable of working early mornings (pre-dawn start times), hiking over 
uneven terrain, and walking over 5 miles per day. Applicants must also 
be comfortable driving 4-wheel drive vehicles and ATV's in mud and snow, 
and communicating with private landowners and wind company employees. 
Experience with radio-telemetry, wildlife handling, and GPS preferred. 
Work will take place in the vicinity of operational wind farms so 
applicants must be comfortable working around and under wind turbines. 
Typical work week is Monday thru Friday (8-10 hours/day). Work may start 
as early as 4:00 or 5:00 am. Date(s) Needed: Late March to Early August. 
Optional shared housing is provided on Tex Creek Wildlife Management 
Area Qualifications: Applicants must have a bachelors degree in 
wildlife management, biology, or a related field. Preference will be 
given to applicants with radio-telemetry experience or prior field 
research experience. A valid drivers license is required. To Apply: 1. 
All applicants must register at the Idaho Department of Labor website, 
www.labor.idaho.gov or at the Idaho Falls local Department of Labor 
Office at 1515 East Lincoln Road in Idaho Falls (208-525-7268). The job 
services number associated with this position is, ID1479607. 2. Mail or 
e-mail cover letter, resume, and contact info for 3 references to: MATT 
PROETT, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, 4279 Commerce Circle Idaho 
Falls, ID 83401, (PH: 208-525-7290, CELL: 208-390-0619, EM: matt.proett 
AT idfg.idaho.gov).

WESTERN SNOWY PLOVER MONITOR at California State Parks. Location: Morro 
Bay, CA. Duration: 8 months. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 20 Jan 2015. Job Description: The San Luis Obispo 
Coast District of California State Parks is seeking applicants for 
Western Snowy Plover monitors. The primary responsibilities include 
monitoring the breeding activities of the Western Snowy Plover (nest 
searches, data collection, GPSing nest sites, photo documentation of 
project work, tracking nest fates, collecting predator information, 
recording color band combinations, data entry using Microsoft Excel); 
fence, sign and nest exclosure installation; public outreach; report 
writing; and other duties as necessary. Training will be provided. The 
monitor will work 5 days per week, including weekends and holidays, for 
a total of 40 hours/week with minimal supervision. The positions will 
start mid February and continue through October 2015. Housing is not 
available. Qualifications: Must be in good physical condition  position 
requires walking up to six miles per day in soft sand. A valid driver's 
license and good driving record are required. The applicant must also 
possess the ability to collect data with strong attention to detail; a 
positive attitude in adverse environmental conditions such as wind and 
rain; patience and focus to quietly observe birds; ability to work 
independently and in a group. Preference will be given to applicants 
with experience or coursework in wildlife biology or closely related 
field work, identifying birds by sight and sound, nest searching, using 
a handheld GPS unit, using Microsoft Excel and ArcMap. To apply send a 
California State application (STD 678 -- available online at 
http://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf) and a list of references to: REGENA 
ORR, California State Parks, 11 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442. 
Application deadline is January 20, 2015. For further information email 
Regena Orr (EM: regena.orr AT parks.ca.gov).

ENDANGERED FOREST BIRD FIELD ASSISTANT at Kauai Forest Bird Recovery 
Project, RCUH. Website: 
http://kauaiforestbirds.org/get-involved/employment2/ Location: 
Hanapepe, Kauai, HI. Duration: min 10 months with possibility of 
extension. Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 26 Dec 2014. Job 
Description: ENDANGERED FOREST BIRD FIELD ASSISTANT ID# 14673. Pacific 
Cooperative Studies Unit. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service 
position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Kauai Forest 
Bird Recovery Project, located on Kauai. Continuation of employment is 
dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, 
availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State 
laws. MINIMUM MONTHLY SALARY: $2,100/Mon. DUTIES: Participates in 
research and management projects for the recovery of Kauais threatened 
and endangered forest birds, with emphasis on Puaiohi (Myadestes 
palmeri), Akikiki (Oreomystis bairdi), and Akekee (Loxops 
caeruleirostris). Participates in research activities to determine 
factors influencing forest bird population dynamics, especially factors 
limiting populations. Enters field and Geographic Information System 
(GIS) data into computer files for information summary and reporting. 
Helps maintain electronic records and databases. Helps Coordinator 
develop and present materials for outreach and environmental education. 
Assists with equipment and vehicle management and maintenance. 
Participates in conscientious adherence to all safety and research 
protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Qualifications: 
PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: High School Diploma or 
G.E.D. equivalent. EXPERIENCE: Up to one (0-1) year of (paid or 
volunteer) experience in biological fieldwork. Experience with one or 
more of the following techniques: mist netting, banding and collecting 
blood samples from passerines; radio-tracking and re-sighting marked 
birds; conducting forest bird surveys and identifying birds by sight and 
sound; nest searching and monitoring; conducting vegetation surveys, 
quantifying avian food resources. Experience entering data. Demonstrated 
experience working in remote areas. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Working knowledge 
of the principles of avian population ecology and conservation. Computer 
literacy and familiarity with Microsoft programs (e.g., Excel, Word, 
Access). Ability and skills in techniques of avian population ecology. 
Ability to enter and manipulate data using spreadsheets and databases. 
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must be 
able to identify individual birds by color bands and locate birds by 
their vocalizations. Ability to navigate off-trail in dense forest. Must 
possess a valid drivers license and maintain throughout duration of 
employment and be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with manual 
transmission. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must be able to complete 
basic helicopter safety course within twelve (12) months from date of 
hire. Must possess Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain 
and maintain the certificate following the training provided within six 
(6) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of 
employment). PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to hike eight (8) 
miles on obscure trails with up to forty (40) pounds unassisted. Must be 
able to live and conduct fieldwork with other crew members in isolated 
field camps under inclement weather conditions for up to ten (10) days 
at a time on a regular basis. May require strenuous physical exertion 
and heavy lifting. 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: Bachelors Degree from an accredited four (4) year 
college or university in Biological Sciences. At least one (1) year of 
(paid or volunteer) experience in biological fieldwork. Interest and 
background in forest bird ecology. Experience with most bird research 
techniques described above. Experience sampling insects and plants, and 
controlling invasive plants and animals. Experience working with native 
Hawaiian flora and fauna, especially Hawaiian forest birds, and 
familiarity with local conservation issues. Ability to identify Hawaiian 
forest birds by sight and sound. Familiarity with Geographic Information 
System (GIS) software (ArcGIS 10.x etc.) and database software 
(PostGres, Filemaker Pro, etc). Familiarity with the Alakai Wilderness 
Area, Kauai. Experience performing public outreach/environmental 
education activities To Apply: APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to 
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). Additionally, all applicants must fill out our screening 
questionnaire at http://kauaiforestbirds.org/get-involved/employment1/

BIOLOGICAL TECHNICIAN VOLUNTEER - Tetlin NWR Alaska at US Fish and 
Wildlife Service. Website: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/tetlin/ Location: 
Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Duration: 4 months. Job Type: 
Volunteer. Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2015. Job Description: The 
volunteer will work approximately 40 hours per week. This individual 
will participate in a variety of projects which may include off-road 
point counts for birds, target netting songbirds and outfitting with 
geolocator devices, snowshoe hare pellet plot counts, phenology studies, 
raptor surveys, and backcountry biological inventories located in remote 
areas of the Refuge. Additionally, the volunteer will be required to 
enter field data into computer-based spreadsheets and databases as well 
as complete other assigned tasks. Transportation to and from Anchorage 
and/or Fairbanks airport will be provided at the beginning and end of 
the field season. Living Allowance: $35/day. Housing: Provided. 
Transportation to and from work location(s) provided. Position start and 
end date is negotiable but applicant must be available to work from the 
middle of May 2015 through August 2015. We are seeking to fill two 
positions this year. Volunteer will be required to complete first aid, 
CPR, and federal firearms, bear safety, and small aircraft safety 
training before participating in fieldwork projects. Qualifications: 
Applicants 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. Additionally, high priority will be given to those 
who have experience handling small passerines, extracting birds from 
mist nets, and bleeding, aging and sexing birds. Please outline this 
experience on your resume. 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. Volunteer will be 
required to fly in small float planes and helicopters to access certain 
survey sites. Additionally, the volunteer may use canoes, rafts, kayaks 
and other watercraft to access survey sites. Volunteer will be required 
to work and camp for extended periods in grizzly and black bear country. 
Field sites are located in remote areas where the volunteer will be 
working with others, and sometimes alone, 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. Number of Openings: 2 To Apply: Send letter of interest and resume 
with at least 2 references to NICOLE WELLS at Tetlin National Wildlife 
Refuge (EM: nicole_wells AT fws.gov, PH: 907-883-9415, FX: 
907-883-5747). Applications must be received no later than January 15th 
2015.

SONGBIRD RESEARCH FIELD TECHNICIANS AND CREW LEADERS at West Virginia 
University / WV Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit. Website: 
http://www.coopunits.org/West_Virginia/ Location: Pennsylvania, West 
Virginia, Ohio. Duration: 8-9 weeks. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 6. Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2015. Job Description: 
Currently seeking 3 field crew leaders and 3 field technicians for a PhD 
study evaluating impacts of unconventional shale gas development 
(fracking) on forest songbirds across the Marcellus shale region. The 
study is part of a research effort between the Division of Forestry and 
Natural Resources at West Virginia University, the U.S. Geological 
Survey, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and the Appalachian Mountains 
Joint Venture. The project involves working across the multi-state 
Marcellus region. Duties will include point counts, vegetation sampling 
(trees), and data entry. Ability to navigate in off-trail, back-country, 
challenging terrain using map, compass, and GPS unit is required. Crew 
leaders will be paired with field techs in teams of 2, to be based in 3 
general regions that are hotspots of fracking activity: (1) 
north-central and northeastern PA; (2) southwestern PA, northern WV and 
eastern OH; and (3) central and southwestern WV. Because of the 
broad-scale nature of this study, extensive travel will be required. 
Field vehicles, housing, first aid and safety training will be provided. 
Field housing will be a combination of field housing and camping. 
Position starts approximately May 5, 2015 and will end in early July 
(8-9 week field season)Qualifications: Successful applicants will have 
excellent bird identification skills of Eastern U.S. songbirds by sight 
and sound, a strong work ethic, good sense of humor, enthusiasm for 
early morning, repetitive work, and an ability to tolerate demanding 
field conditions. Crew leaders should have excellent people skills and 
an ability to work diplomatically in a politically charged environment. 
You must have experience conducting point counts. A degree in or 
progress towards a degree in wildlife biology, ecology, or a related 
field is also preferred, as well as coursework in bird and tree 
identification. Qualified applicants must have a valid drivers license 
and a clean driving record. . To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and 
list of 3 references to LAURA FARWELL (EM: lsfarwell AT mix.wvu.edu). 
Please use either Field Crew Leader or Field Technician in the 
subject line (it is acceptable to be considered for both positions). 
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the 
positions are filled.

GRASSLAND BIRD RESEARCH CREW LEADERS (3) at The Center for Native 
Grasslands Management, University of Tennessee. Website: 
http://nativegrasses.utk.edu/ Location: KS, PA, TN. Duration: 3 months. 
Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 1 Apr 
2015. Job Description: The Center for Native Grasslands Management at 
the University of Tennessee is in search of 3 crew leaders who will 
assist with grassland/early successional bird monitoring from early May 
to approximately early August. The crew leader will be based at one of 
three locations (Scotty City, Kansas; Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania; 
or Hiwassee, Tennessee). Crew leaders will supervise a team of 2-3 
research technicians. Other job duties include conducting distance-based 
surveys for grassland and early successional birds, vegetation sampling, 
invertebrate sampling and data entry, data quality control. There will 
be some flexibility in choice of location, but final assignment will 
depend on level of experience with grassland bird monitoring. Salary is 
$1,500/month (40 hrs/week). Housing and field vehicle will be provided. 
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until filled. 
Qualifications: The ideal candidates should have experience with 
grassland/early successional bird identification by sight and sound 
(species vary by site but may include dickcissel, bobolink, field 
sparrow, eastern or western meadowlark, grasshopper sparrow, Cassins 
sparrow, savannah sparrow, red-winged blackbird); distance sampling 
methodology; nest searching techniques; insect sampling; and basic 
vegetation identification. Applicants must provide evidence of their 
ability to supervise a research crew. The crew leader will act as my 
on-the-ground eyes and ears. I will communicate frequently and directly 
with the crew leader, and I will provide training, but ultimately daily 
activities will be wholly supervised by the crew leader. A crew leader 
must be organized and have the ability to create daily, weekly, and 
monthly schedules. Crew leaders will also be responsible for 
communicating with private landowners in areas where sites are located 
on private lands. Ideal candidates should be comfortable working long 
days in the field during hot summer months, and energetic and excited 
about applied avian conservation research. These data are being 
collected to assess the differences between switchgrass biofuel grass 
fields, and region-specific typical grass fields. A BS in Ecology, 
Wildlife Biology, or related field is preferred. Candidates should bring 
their own binoculars. To Apply: Electronic applications are preferred. 
To apply, send 1) cover letter outlining any specific work experiences 
with grassland birds and/or nest searching and leadership experience, 2) 
resume, and 3) contact information for 3 references to: Dr. CHRIS LITUMA 
(EM: clituma AT utk.edu).

PATCH-BURN-GRAZING AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIANS (3) at The Center for 
Native Grasslands Management, University of Tennessee. Website: 
http://nativegrasses.utk.edu/ Location: KY, TN. Duration: 3 months. Job 
Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2015. 
Job Description: The Center for Native Grasslands Management at the 
University of Tennessee is in search of 3 technicians who will assist 
with grassland/early successional bird monitoring and nest searching 
from early May to approximately early August. Technicians will be based 
at one of three locations (Richmond, KY; Hazard, KY; or Lewisburg, TN). 
There will be some flexibility in choice of location, but final 
assignment will depend on level of experience with grassland bird 
monitoring, nest searching, and need. Review of applications begins 
immediately and continues until filled. Job duties include: conducting 
distance-based surveys for grassland and early successional birds, nest 
searching, vegetation sampling, data entry, and moving cattle among 
experimental pasture units. Salary is $1,200/month (40 hrs/week). 
Housing and field vehicle will be provided. Qualifications: The ideal 
candidates should be familiar with grassland/early successional bird 
identification by sight and sound (species vary by site but may include 
dickcissel, indigo bunting, field sparrow, eastern meadowlark, 
grasshopper sparrow, Henslows sparrow, red-winged blackbird); distance 
sampling methodology; nest searching techniques; and basic vegetation 
identification. Preference will be given to candidates with proven bird 
identification and nest searching experience and skill. Ideal candidate 
should be 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. These data are being collected to assess the impacts of a 
patch-burn-grazing management regime on bird communities and nest 
success. A BS in Ecology, Wildlife Biology, or related field is 
preferred. Candidates should bring their own binoculars. To Apply: 
Electronic applications are preferred. To apply, send 1) cover letter 
outlining any specific work experiences with grassland birds and/or nest 
searching and leadership experience, 2) resume, and 3) contact 
information for 3 references to: Dr. CHRIS LITUM (EM: clituma AT utk.edu).

PATCH-BURN-GRAZING AVIAN CREW LEADERS (3) at The Center for Native 
Grasslands Management, University of Tennessee. Website: 
http://nativegrasses.utk.edu/ Location: KY, TN. Duration: 3 months. Job 
Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 1 Apr 
2015. Job Description: The Center for Native Grasslands Management at 
the University of Tennessee is in search of 3 crew leaders who will 
assist with grassland/early successional bird monitoring from early May 
to approximately early August. The crew leader will be based at one of 
three locations (Richmond, Kentucky; Hazard, Kentucky; or Lewisburg, 
Tennessee). Crew leaders will supervise a team of 1-2 research 
technicians. Other job duties include conducting distance-based surveys 
for grassland and early successional birds, nest searching, vegetation 
sampling, data entry and data quality control, and moving cattle among 
experimental pasture units. There will be some flexibility in choice of 
location, but final assignment will depend on level of experience with 
grassland bird monitoring. Review of applications begins immediately and 
continues until filled. Salary is $1,500/month (40 hrs/week). Housing 
and field vehicle will be provided. Qualifications: The ideal candidates 
should have experience with grassland/early successional bird 
identification by sight and sound (species vary by site but may include 
dickcissel, indigo bunting, field sparrow, eastern meadowlark, 
grasshopper sparrow, Henslows sparrow, red-winged blackbird); distance 
sampling methodology; nest searching techniques and identification; and 
basic vegetation identification. Additionally, candidates should be 
comfortable working around cattle. Applicants must provide evidence of 
their ability to supervise a research crew. The crew leader will act as 
my on-the-ground eyes and ears. I will communicate frequently and 
directly with the crew leader, and I will provide training, but 
ultimately daily activities will be wholly supervised by the crew 
leader. A crew leader must be organized and have the ability to create 
daily, weekly, and monthly schedules. Ideal candidates should be 
comfortable working long days in the field during hot summer months, and 
energetic and excited about applied avian conservation research. These 
data are being collected to assess the impacts of a patch-burn-grazing 
management regime on bird communities and nest success. A BS in Ecology, 
Wildlife Biology, or related field is preferred. Candidates should bring 
their own binoculars. To Apply: Electronic applications are preferred. 
To apply, send 1) cover letter outlining any specific work experiences 
with grassland birds and/or nest searching and leadership experience, 2) 
resume, and 3) contact information for 3 references to: Dr. CHRIS LITUMA 
(EM: clituma AT utk.edu).

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN at U.S. Geological Survey. Location: Elko, 
NV. Duration: 6 months. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 5 Jan 2015. Job Description: We are seeking avian 
field technicians ($16.89/hour plus $25 field per diem) to perform point 
counts in isolated and scenic areas of Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Idaho and 
northeastern California. This work is part of the SAGESTEP project (URL: 
http://www.sagestep.org), a large-scale experimental study investigating 
the post-treatment response of the bird community following management 
actions in sagebrush shrublands and juniper-pinyon pine woodlands. 
Sampling protocol consists of variable distance point counts and data 
entry. We will be collecting data on the entire suite of species with 
focal species including gray flycatcher, dusky flycatcher, sage 
thrasher, sage sparrow, vesper sparrow, Brewers sparrow, black-throated 
sparrow, and green-tailed towhee. Applicants should know or be able to 
quickly learn western bird species by sight and sound. Last season we 
detected over 150 species. Vegetation sampling will follow bird survey 
efforts at a subset of surveyed point count locations. Preference will 
be given to energetic, detail-oriented candidates with experience in 
songbird point-count surveys. Experience creating and manipulating 
spreadsheet documents and using GIS/GPS for navigation purposes is 
highly desirable. This is a physically demanding job, involving hiking 
and camping in rugged terrain for 8 to 10 days and extended hours in the 
field during some periods of this research. Remote field conditions 
include exposure to wind, dust, heat, cold, and intense sun at 
elevations exceeding 5,000 feet. These GG-06 positions are full-time, 
temporary employment, stationed in Elko, NV. The position start date is 
April 20 and will extend to late-September. Qualifications: To qualify 
for this position, applicants need 1 year and 9 months of field 
experience or 4 years of college with courses related to the work of the 
position to be filled, plus at least 3 months of field work experience 
surveying songbirds. For inquiries related to the positions, please 
contact STEVE HANSER (PH: 208 426-2892, EM: shanser AT usgs.gov). To 
apply, please send: 1) cover letter indicating field season availability 
and this announcement number: SRFS-15-001, 2) resume including 
professional experience (** PLEASE ** indicate starting and ending dates 
[mm/dd/yy] with hours per week worked for each position), 3) three 
references, and 4) copies of academic transcripts (unofficial 
transcripts are acceptable). Applications can be sent via mail or email 
to MICHELLE SCHATZ (EM: michelle_schatz AT usgs.gov), USGS Forest & 
Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, 777 NW 9th St., Suite 400, 
Corvallis, OR 97330). Applications must be received by Jan 5, 2015.
SOUTHWESTERN WILLOW FLYCATCHER FIELD TECHNICAN at SWCA Environmental 
Consultants. Website: http://www.swca.com Location: Lower Colorado 
River. Duration: Early May 2015 to Mid-July to Mid-August. Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 11. Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2015. Job 
Description: SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking Field Technicians 
to support the Flagstaff, Arizona offices Southwestern Willow 
Flycatcher studies located along the Lower Colorado and Virgin Rivers 
from above Lake Mead south to Yuma, AZ. These are temporary, hourly 
positions. Start date for all positions is early May 2015 and is 
non-negotiable; end dates range from mid-July to mid-August 2015. The 
following technicians are needed for this study: Surveyors: Primary 
field duties will include conducting standardized early morning 
broadcast surveys. Daily computer data entry required. Nest Monitors: 
Primary field duties will include conducting standardized early morning 
broadcast surveys, nest searching, nest monitoring, and re-sighting 
color-banded flycatchers. Additional duties include deploying data 
loggers and monitoring the presence and effects of tamarisk leaf 
beetles. Daily computer data entry required. Banders: Field duties will 
involve using targeted mist net techniques to capture, color-band, and 
collect blood samples from southwestern willow flycatchers. Additional 
field duties include all tasks listed for Nest Monitors. Site 
Coordinators: Duties will include all tasks of Nest Monitors in addition 
to coordinating field logistics at multiple sites, proofing data, data 
backup and other administrative tasks, and promoting compliance with 
SWCAs safety program. Qualifications: Job Requirements: A minimum of 
one (1) field season of avian research Banders: extensive prior 
experience mist netting and banding passerine birds 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 drivers 
license Preferred Skills and Experience: Experience with willow 
flycatchers, nest monitoring of open-cup passerines, and identification 
of southwestern U.S. riparian birds Banders: experience banding 
endangered species and target netting Experience using ATVs and 
motorboats and towing a trailer To Apply: Application Directions: A 
current resume must be received along with a cover letter and contacts 
for three (3) professional references. To be considered for this 
position, resumes must be received through our online application 
system. By clicking on the link below, you will be taken to our online 
system where you can upload your cover letter and resume. 

https://swca-hr.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=1253 

Positions will be filled as qualified applicants are identified. SWCA 
Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned environmental firm 
with offices across the U.S. Our continually expanding team combines 
scientific expertise with in-depth knowledge of permitting and 
compliance protocols to achieve technically sound, cost effective 
solutions for a full spectrum of environmental projects. As one of the 
largest environmental compliance firms, SWCA ranks among Engineering 
News-Records Top 200 Environmental Firms. If you are seeking an 
opportunity to work on interesting projects in a culture of 
exceptionally skilled and diverse professionals who embrace sound 
science and creative solutions, then SWCA may be a great fit for you! In 
support of our value of integrity, SWCA promotes a safe and drug free 
workplace. We participate in E-verify and pre-employment background 
screening services. SWCA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer 
and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and 
veterans to apply. For more information on SWCA visit 
http://www.swca.com. If you need assistance or accommodations to apply, 
please contact us at (EM: recruiting AT swca.com or PH: 800-828-8517).


Subject: Bird Jobs -- December 9, 2014
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 17:54:01 -0500
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ORNITHOLOGY INSTRUCTOR at University of Arizona. Website: 

https://www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1417728284035 

Location: Tucson, AZ. Duration: 5 months. Job Type: Temporary. Job 
Description: Teach ornithology in one of the most amazing centers of 
avian diversity in the USA. Successful candidate will be expected to: 
*Designing and providing leadership for the lecture/laboratory course. 
*Lecturing and writing all exams for the course. *Leading field trips 
for the course. *Supervising graduate teaching assistants. Position 
begins Jan 15, 2015. Qualifications: *Experience teaching Ornithology or 
an equivalent course at a higher education institution. *Experience 
leading field trips for students to a diversity of ecosystems to study 
bird diversity, form, and behavior. *Experience with capturing and 
handling birds in the field. *Experience guiding undergraduate class 
research projects involving birds. To apply, search for job #57028 on 
the UA web site (see above link) and follow application instructions. 
Contact RENEE DUCKWORTH (EM: rad3 AT email.arizona.edu) for more details.

MIST-NETTING AND GEOLOCATOR DEPLOYMENT TECHNICIANS at Multiple 
Organizations (Employer, University of Minnesota). Website: 
http://henrystreby.wix.com/research Location: Eastern North America. 
Duration: 2 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 7 (seven). 
Application Deadline: 31 January 2015. Job Description: Technicians 
needed to join three crews that will road-trip throughout eastern North 
America deploying light-level geolocators on >400 Golden-winged 
Warblers, Blue-winged Warblers, and GWWA x BWWA hybrids. We are looking 
for applicants who will take pride in collecting high-quality ecological 
data with or without supervision, under often challenging field 
conditions (i.e., early and sometimes cold mornings, long hours of sun, 
heat, and humidity, while hiking on mountains and in wetlands with 
thorns and insects relentlessly seeking your blood) with a hard-working, 
team-oriented attitude, and preferably with a good sense of humor. Crews 
will drive from site to site, starting in Tennessee and following spring 
phenology north through the Vermivora breeding range, spending 3 – 10 
days at each of several sites target-netting and deploying light-level 
geolocators on very small songbirds. Two of the three crews will spend 
some time in Canada, requiring all technicians to have a valid passport 
before the season. The season will run from 25 April 2015 through 
approximately 25 June 2015. The end date is flexible but the start date 
is nonnegotiable; there is no way of predicting spring phenology and we 
have to be ready when the birds are ready. Technician salary is 
$1,840/month. Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include experience 
with mist-netting and banding small passerines, advanced undergraduate 
standing in Wildlife Ecology or related major, and an enthusiastic 
interest in avian ecology. This job also requires that applicants are 
comfortable living, traveling, and working closely within a small group, 
are prepared to go with the flow during an unpredictable work schedule, 
and are in excellent physical condition. To Apply: Persons interested in 
interviewing for a position should email a letter of interest and 
current CV with names and contact information (phone and email) for two 
references to Dr. HENRY STREBY at (EM: vermivora_migration AT 
yahoo.com). Please include YOUR LAST NAME and “MIGRATION TECH” in the 
email subject line.

GENERAL BIOLOGICAL INTERNSHIP – Rhode Island’s coastal habitat currently 
faces a number of threats including aggressive exotic invasive plant 
species. Interns will carry out control of invasive plants threatening 
important coastal shrub-scrub and salt-marsh habitat. Control methods 
include hand-pulling, herbicide application, cutting and digging with 
hand tools, and working with volunteers. Duties also include rare plant 
monitoring, bat acoustic monitoring, and Piping Plover and Least Tern 
monitoring and protection. Applicants must possess excellent field 
botany skills, and have the ability to work outdoors in all types of 
weather conditions, especially heat and humidity, endure biting insects, 
and to work well with others. Additionally, applicants must be in good 
physical shape, be able to hike long distances while carrying equipment, 
and possess a valid driver’s license. Two positions available from May 
19 to August 22. Compensation $215/wk plus possibility of housing. Send 
letter of interest, resume and contact information for 3 references to 
NICK ERNST, 50 Bend Road, Charlestown, RI 02813 OR email materials to 
(EM: Nick_Ernst AT fws.gov). Application deadline is February 1.

SALT MARSH INTERNSHIP – New England salt marshes provide critical 
habitat for a number of plant and animal species, many of high 
conservation value. Currently, the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge 
Complex is working on restoration projects designed to restore degraded 
saltmarsh habitat at two of its refuges - John H. Chafee and Sachuest 
NWR. Interns will assist with restoration implementation and monitoring 
activities. Responsibilities include but are not limited to saltmarsh 
sparrow surveys and mist-netting/banding, saltmarsh sparrow nest 
searching and monitoring, vegetation surveys, shellfish surveys, 
eelgrass surveys, fish sampling, planting native saltmarsh grasses, and 
invasive plant control. Experience with mist-netting songbirds, eastern 
songbird bird identification, saltmarsh plant identification, and 
kayaking preferred but not required. Applicants must possess the ability 
to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions, especially heat and 
humidity; to endure biting insects; to work well with others; and be in 
good physical shape and able to hike over uneven terrain while carrying 
equipment. Applicants also must possess a valid driver’s license and be 
willing to assist with other refuge projects such as invasive plant 
eradication and Piping Plover monitoring. Two positions available from 
May 12 to August 15. Compensation $215/wk plus possible housing. Send 
letter of interest, resume and contact information for 3 references to 
NICK ERNST, 50 Bend Road, Charlestown, RI 02813 OR email materials to 
(EM: Nick_Ernst AT fws.gov). Application deadline is February 1.

SPRING HAWK COUNTER FOR BRADDOCK BAY RAPTOR RESEARCH – Location: 
Braddock Bay, NY. Duration: March 1 – May 31, 2015. Application 
Deadline: January 15, 2015. Job Description: Braddock Bay Raptor 
Research (BBRR) is seeking an experienced hawk counter to conduct the 
spring raptor count at Braddock Bay. An average of 50,000 raptors, 
including up to 17 species, are tallied each spring at this popular 
migration site located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, near 
Rochester, NY. The hawk counter will conduct the watch each day, 7 
days/week, with days off coming during inclement weather and upon 
request as needed. Hourly and daily counts are entered into the online 
HawkCount database of the Hawk Migration Association of North America 
(HMANA). A written report summarizing the count is required at the end 
of the season, and is published in the BBRR member newsletter and sent 
to HMANA for inclusion in the regional hawk watch summary in their 
journal, Hawk Migration Studies. Written weekly summaries will be 
encouraged for posting to local and social media. There are also 
opportunities for interpretive and educational programming at the watch 
and during public events. A stipend of $1800/month and housing will be 
provided. Must have own transportation to the watch. Start and end date 
can be flexible. Qualifications: At least 2 seasons of experience as a 
lead counter/observer at a comparable hawk watch site, with strong 
raptor identification skills (especially eastern species) and good 
non-raptor identification skills preferred. Applicants will need to be 
able to endure long days in the field, often in cold and windy 
conditions. Must have good people skills and demonstrate the ability to 
interact with visiting birders and the general public in a positive way. 
To apply: Send cover letter, resume and references (at least 3) by email 
(preferred) or regular mail to DAENA FORD (EM: information AT bbrr.org), 
Braddock Bay Raptor Research, 185 Pond Road, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472

AVIAN MONITORING INTERNSHIP – One full-time volunteer wildlife intern is 
needed to support avian monitoring with the National Park Service on the 
Maryland portion of Assateague Island National Seashore. This 20 week 
position has a negotiable preferred start date of 23 March 2015. A great 
opportunity to build monitoring and management skills by working with a 
high density plover breeding colony on an evolving barrier beach 
habitat. Piping plovers are small, ground nesting shorebirds that are 
federally listed as a Threatened species. Limited work with other 
migrant and breeding birds and with predator management. Position 
requires: a strong interest in bird conservation; ability to locate and 
monitor cryptic shorebirds by sight, call and tracks, and precocial 
chicks at 100-300 meters; use of optical equipment; the ability to work 
in close-knit groups and independently with minimal supervision; must be 
attentive to details; ability to accurately complete data sheets, a 
0600-1430 work day; walking in loose sand under direct sunlight carrying 
moderate loads; exposure to high humidity, blowing sand and occasional 
biting insects; operation of ORV's (valid driver's license required). 
Interested applicants should either have or be working towards a B.S. 
degree in biological science, ecology, natural resources management, 
conservation biology or related field. A subsistence reimbursement and 
free on-site housing are provided to interns. Applications and 
additional information about these positions will be posted on the 
Volunteer.gov website: http://www.volunteer.gov/gov/ Contact TAMI PEARL, 
Biological Science Technician, Assateague Island National Seashore, (PH: 
410-629-6069, EM: tami_pearl AT nps.gov) with any questions.

TWO POTENTIAL GRADUATE STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES in the spatial ecology and 
conservation of birds at the University of Florida. I am seeking a 
highly motivated M.S. or Ph.D. student for the Department of Wildlife 
Ecology and Conservation (WEC) at the University of Florida, starting 
fall 2015. This student will work as part of a large, long-term research 
project on spatial ecology, population biology and conservation of an 
endangered raptor, the Everglade Snail Kite. This project is 
unparalleled in spatial population biology and conservation by providing 
rigorous demographic and movement information across the entire breeding 
range of this critically imperilled species for the past 22 years, which 
has been used in both site-level and regional level management, 
restoration, and conservation (see, e.g., Reichert et al. 2012, Ecology; 
Fletcher et al. 2013, Nature Communications). Preferred applicants will 
be highly motivated, have field experience, have strong quantitative 
skills, and competitive GPA/GRE scores (>50% percentile required). The 
ability to begin field work in Spring 2015 (prior to matriculation at 
UF) is desirable, but not required. I am also seeking a highly motivated 
Ph.D. student, starting fall 2015, to work as part of a large research 
project in Borneo that focuses on experimental habitat fragmentation and 
the bioacoustics and soundscapes of birds. This project is is using new 
advances in technology to understand transient and short-term effects of 
fragmentation in one of the largest experiments in the world on land-use 
change. Preferred applicants will be highly motivated, have strong 
interests in international field research, have strong quantitative 
skills, and competitive GPA/GRE scores. Students with strong initiative 
and desire to carve out their own research questions within these themes 
are highly encouraged to apply. If you are interested in pursuing a 
graduate degree on one of these projects, 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 December 31 (EM: 
robert.fletcher AT ufl.edu). Note that for the Ph.D. program, incoming 
students will typically already have a M.S. degree. Please see the WEC 
Graduate Program website for more details on application procedures. 
Also consult the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at UF 
for other opportunities regarding graduate admission. For more 
information, see: http://plaza.ufl.edu/robert.fletcher/. Information 
about Gainesville, Florida: Situated in the rolling countryside of 
north-central Florida, Gainesville is much more than a stereotypical 
college town. Home of the University of Florida, seat of Alachua 
County's government and the region's commercial hub, it is progressive, 
environmentally conscious and culturally diverse. The presence of many 
students and faculty from abroad among its 99,000-plus population adds a 
strong cross-cultural flavor to its historic small-town Southern roots. 
Its natural environment, temperate climate and civic amenities make 
Gainesville a beautiful, pleasant and interesting place in which to 
learn and to live. Gainesville has been ranked as one of the best cities 
to live in the United States.

HABITAT RESTORATION WORKER - VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AT KURE ATOLL SEABIRD 
SANCTUARY • Location: Kure Atoll Seabird Sanctuary• Duration: March 2, 
2015 to October 2, 2015
• Position closed: February 9, 2015 • Description: The State of Hawaii's 
Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and 
Wildlife is seeking five volunteers for work at Kure Atoll for the 
Summer 2015 field camp. Kure Atoll is a part of the Papahānaumokuākea 
Marine National Monument (PMNM), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kure 
atoll is located 1,400 miles northwest of O'ahu. Kure Atoll occupies a 
unique position referred to as the ‘Darwin Point’, which is the northern 
extent of coral reef development and the atoll is estimated to be 29.8 
million years old. Kure is an important breeding site for wildlife, 
including several rare or endangered species. Eighteen species of 
seabirds nest on Kure. There are currently 16 native and 31 non-native 
plant species known on Green Island, several of which are invasive. 
Native plants are an integral resource for seabird nesting habitat and 
dune stabilization. Invasive plants are a significant management concern 
because they displace native plant habitat and seabird nesting areas, 
entrap seabirds in dense vegetative mass, and out-compete native plants. 
This position is a unique opportunity to protect and recover seabird 
habitat. Kure Atoll is an extremely remote work location as it is the 
last atoll in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands (NWHI). Transportation to 
Kure Atoll is by ship or by plane/ship. The ability to live and work in 
close quarters with a small group of people for an extended period of 
time is of the utmost importance. The seasonal field teams consist of 6 
to 7 people. There are only 2 field seasons per year (approximately 6 
months each). Contact on Kure is limited to text only e-mail (no 
pictures or attachments) or satellite phone. Calls are limited to 20 
minutes/month. There is no internet or cell phone service available. 
Primary responsibilities include: Invasive plant removal and monitoring; 
Big-headed ant monitoring and treatments; Laysan duck monitoring; native 
plant propagation and out-planting; bird surveys, nest counts, and 
banding; Hawaiian monk seal monitoring; vegetation surveys; marine 
debris removal; data collection and entry; weekly meetings; management 
includes weekly and seasonal summary reporting. *Although the work load 
is diverse, most of the hours are dedicated to invasive plant removal 
(75-80%). *In addition, all staff will be expected to help with regular 
camp maintenance and chores outside of regular work hours. Desired 
Experience: Invasive species control; native plant propagation and 
out-planting; avian reproductive monitoring; shorebird and seabird 
monitoring and identification; binocular/spotting scope use; data 
management; familiarity with Excel and ArcGIS; GPS usage. Requirements: 
Excellent physical and mental health with physician’s consent to work; 
able to walk 10 miles per day with a 40lb pack over uneven terrain, lift 
50 lbs, work for long hours in hot/sunny, rainy/cold conditions, and 
bend or stoop for long periods of time; know how to swim; 20/20 vision 
or correctable lenses with no visual impairments or deficiencies; 
knowledge of Hawaiian plant species and plant identification skills. All 
field workers are expected to work 40 hours/week. This does not 
necessarily mean 8 to 5 Monday - Friday, and may include evenings and 
weekends. See a full position posting at (URL: 

http://www.papahanaumokuakea.gov/involved/pdf/job_description_habitat_restoration_worker_s2015.pdf) 

Please send resume, cover letter, and three references to MATTHEW 
SAUNTER: (EM: kureatoll AT gmail.com). For more information about Kure 
Atoll, please see the Kure Atoll Conservancy website: 
http://www.kureatollconservancy.org/, KureAtoll Facebook Page, and the 
PapahānaumokuākeaMarineNational Monument website: 
http://www.papahanaumokuakea.gov/visit/kure.html.

VOLUNTEER SEABIRD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS (5-7) needed for spring/summer 
2015 on Southeast Farallon Island, 30 miles west of San Francisco, 
California. Become part of the longest continuous study of seabird 
ecology in the Northern Hemisphere. Our studies examine upper trophic 
marine predators as bio-indicators of natural and anthropogenic 
variation in the marine ecosystem. RA duties include censusing and 
monitoring seabird and marine mammal populations, conducting demographic 
investigations on cormorants, gulls, and alcids, and conducting feeding 
ecology studies on alcids. RAs also contribute to the upkeep and 
maintenance of the research station. RAs will work full-time, 7 days a 
week, with a variable schedule that includes long days and night work. 
Long term RAs will receive some break time off the island. Some field 
work requires rigorous physical activity including strenuous hiking and 
climbing. Applicants should enjoy working independently with a high 
level of responsibility in field work and data entry as well as working 
frequently with a partner or team. Preference will be given to 
applicants with a degree in biology or related field and prior 
ecological research experience. Enthusiasm for intense field work in 
windy, cold conditions is essential. The ability to coexist on a small, 
isolated island with aggressive gulls and overworked humans is 
important. If the thought of going a day without updating your Facebook 
or Twitter page is shocking, then this is not the job for you. Positions 
are available 14 March through 5 September, 2015 with a minimum 8-week 
commitment. We provide great food and island housing. Transportation to 
boat in San Francisco not provided. More information can be found at 
http://www.pointblue.org. Please send a cover letter explaining 
interests and dates of availability, resume, and names, email addresses, 
and phone numbers of 3 references to RUSS BRADLEY (EM: rbradley AT 
pointblue.org), Farallon Program Manager, Point Blue Conservation 
Science (formerly PRBO), 3820 Cypress Drive #11, Petaluma, CA, 94954. 
Email applications are preferred. Applications accepted until 15 January 
2015 but early applications will be evaluated when they are received and 
positions may be filled before the deadline.

PHD POSITION IN BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY– Fully stipended PhD position 
available in avian behavioral ecology (UK); “The physiology of avian 
host-parasite interactions, and cuckoo embryo energetics”. This project 
will aim to understand how cuckoo embryos are able to develop quicker 
than their hosts, and grow such strong musculature. Experiments will 
focus on the degree of embryonic movements during development, gas 
exchange and metabolic rate during incubation. Deadline for 
applications: 11 Jan 2015. For more information and to apply, see (URL: 
http://tinyurl.com/m287f5b).

FIELD TECHNICIAN FOR METAPOPULATION STUDY OF BLACK RAILS AND VIRGINIA 
RAILS IN SIERRA NEVADA FOOTHILLS Organization: University of 
California-Berkeley. Location: Browns Valley, CA. Duration: May 18 - 
August 14, 2015. Job Type: Seasonal. Job Description: Field technicians 
are sought to survey wetlands for rails and habitat characteristics. 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. 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. Salary is ~$2,526 /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: 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. To 
Apply: Please submit resume and email/phone numbers of three referees by 
email to (EM: vanschmidt AT berkeley.edu), NATHAN VAN SCHMIDT, PhD 
Candidate in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy & 
Management, University of California–Berkeley. Applications will be 
reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. Number of 
Openings: 3

R PROGRAMMER – Germany. Website: http://computational-ecology.com/ 
Location: Radolfzell, Germany. Duration: Starting date is as soon as 
possible and position is for up to 1.5 years. Schedule is part-time; a 
flexible schedule with 10-20 hours/week may be negotiated. Job Type: 
Part-Time. Job Description: We are seeking a technician to make existing 
coding more efficient for existing matrix modeling of large spatial 
datasets. Duties may include organizing, manipulating, and streamlining 
data, writing faster code to perform required tasks, and improving 
requested features to existing code. Will have the opportunity to work 
with research scientists (Konstanz University and the Max Planck 
Institute of Ornithology) and contribute to a research project examining 
landscape data and evaluating their impacts on organisms, specifically 
understanding how fragmentation may alter the survival of flying 
vertebrate species. Qualifications: Technician must be self-reliant, 
reliable, and have experience coding in R. Understanding of ecological 
processes and of science is a plus, though not required. Bachelor's or 
Master's computer science or engineering students with strong 
programming skills are encouraged to apply. Working place can be 
flexible. Application process: Application review will be on a rolling 
basis until position is filled. To Apply: Send as a single PDF and email 
to JESSICA SCHNELL (EM: schnell AT orn.mpg.de) with a subject line "R 
programmer": 1) a one-page cover letter describing your interests and 
qualifications for this positions, and your dates of availability; 2) a 
resume or CV including your contact information; and 3) contact 
information for two references with firsthand knowledge of your work 
experience and aptitude (do not send letters of reference).

SEASONAL FIELD BIOLOGIST at University of Washington. Location: Central 
Texas. Duration: 6 months. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2-3. 
Application Deadline: 31 Dec 2014. Job Description: WHITE-EYED VIREO 
SEASONAL FIELD BIOLOGISTS, University of Washington – Location: Fort 
Hood, TX and surrounding areas of central Texas. Number of Openings: 
2-3. Application Deadline: December 31, 2013. Job Description: The 
University of Washington is seeking up to 3 seasonal field biologists to 
conduct monitoring of White-eyed Vireos on and around Fort Hood, Texas 
(an active military base) from early March through the end of August 
2015. Work will primarily be with the White-eyed Vireo although some 
work will occur on the federally endangered Black-capped Vireo. The 
primary tasks will be to resight color-banded birds, locate and monitor 
nests, delineate territories, mist net and band birds, navigate using a 
GPS unit and map, complete and verify data forms, and maintain a work 
vehicle and other field equipment. In July and August, work will consist 
primarily of vegetation measurements and some tracking using radio 
telemetry. All crew members will be expected to keep extensive records 
and follow detailed protocols. Workers will receive several weeks of 
training in mist-netting, banding, nest finding, driving off-road, and 
navigating with a GPS unit and map. Pay is $400/week and housing will be 
provided. Work lasts 40-55 hours/week, generally with six-day work 
weeks. Work starts before sunrise, and involves walking long distances 
in a hot, sunny environment with chiggers, fire ants, cacti, snakes, and 
poison ivy along with a colorful variety of birds and wildflowers. Some 
field equipment is provided (i.e field vehicle, notebooks, GPS units) 
but crew members must provide their own binoculars. Qualifications: 
Applicants should be in good physical condition, have good hearing, and 
be able to see the full spectrum of colors. Previous experience banding 
birds, nest searching, and tracking wildlife using radio-telemetry is a 
plus but not required. Bachelor's degree in a related field is 
preferred. Applicants must have a valid U.S. driver's license and a good 
driving record. To apply, e-mail cover letter, resume and contact 
information for 3 references IN A SINGLE PDF to (EM: vireo2015 AT 
gmail.com). The application deadline is December 31, 2013 but positions 
will be offered as qualified applicants apply.

PHD POSITION AVAILABLE in Ruffed Grouse Population Dynamics at Forest & 
Widlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Website: 
http://forestandwildlifeecology.wisc.edu/graduate-training-opportunities 
Location: Madison, WI. Duration: Open. Job Type: Student. Application 
Deadline: 2 Jan 2015. Job Description: We are seeking an outstanding 
student to pursue the study of overwinter mortality of ruffed grouse in 
central Wisconsin. The student’s dissertation will involve 
radiotelemetry, collecting data on snow and forest conditions, and 
population modeling. Additional field or modeling components could be 
added depending on shared interests and funding opportunities. The 
student will be advised by Benjamin Zuckerberg 
(http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/zuckerberg/) in collaboration with Jon 
Pauli (http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/pauli/) and Zach Peery 
(http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/peery/zach-peery/). The PhD assistantship 
is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2015. Note: this position is 
contingent on sufficient funding which will be determined in December. 
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will continue until a 
suitable candidate is chosen. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an 
equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence 
through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. The 
position is open to both US citizen and international candidates. A 
start date of September 2015 is envisioned. Qualifications: Applicants 
must have A MS degree in wildlife, ecology, evolution or other related 
discipline. Applicants with a BS degree will only be considered if 
substantial relevant experience can be shown. A solid working knowledge 
of radiotelemetry, GIS, mark-recapture analysis, population ecology, and 
demographic modeling are required. Although not a requirement, the 
preferred candidate will have experience conducting field studies in 
winter conditions. Excellent English writing and verbal communication 
skills are essential. To Apply: Interested applicants are asked to 
e-mail the documents listed below to our Student Services Coordinator 
SARA RODOCK (EM: rodock AT wisc.edu) (in ONE PDF file please). 1) Our 
departmental graduate application cover sheet (URL: 
http://go.wisc.edu/oxbq0b) 2) Letter outlining research interests, 
academic and professional backgrounds 3) Resume or CV 4) Copies of 
transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable at this point) 5) GRE scores 
6) Names and contact addresses of three references Questions should be 
directed to Drs. Zuckerberg (EM: bzuckerberg AT wisc.edu).

AVIAN FIELD ECOLOGIST at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. Website: 
http://www.hubbardbrook.org/ Location: Thornton, NH. Duration: 10-12 
weeks. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: Warbler Technician (8) 
Point Count (4). Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2015. Job Description: 
Participate in a long-term, ecological study of breeding birds at the 
Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in the White Mountains of New 
Hampshire. Current National Science Foundation-funded research focuses 
on effects of climatic variation on bird abundance and population 
dynamics.Two positions are available: Warbler Technician (8) and Survey 
Technician (4).Fieldwork starts in early to mid-May and lasts 8-12 weeks 
(late July to early August). Lakeside housing plus a stipend of $400 per 
week, internet access, and utilities will be provided. Many 
opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, swimming, and birding can be 
found in the immediate area. Qualifications: Both positions require good 
color vision, the ability to hike long distances and to work alone in 
remote, rugged, and steep terrain, and an interest in avian behavioral 
and population ecology. Warbler Technicians must have prior experience 
finding and monitoring passerine nests; experience with banding and 
taking blood samples from small passerines is preferred. Additional 
duties include insect and small mammal surveys, measuring vegetation, 
and transcription of video-recordings of nestling provisioning. Survey 
Technicians must be able to identify New England forest birds by sight 
and sound and have prior experience watching or studying birds outside 
of the classroom. Previous work conducting avian point-counts is 
preferred. To apply, send cover letter, CV, and contact information for 
2 job references to (EM: btbw2015 AT gmail.com). Please include all 
application materials as a single email attachment. In the email subject 
line, indicate the position you seek along with your last name as 
follows: “Last Name_Warbler Technician” or “Last Name_Survey 
Technician;” use “Last Name_Avian Ecologist” if you want to be 
considered for both positions. Address any questions to NICOLE KRAUSS, 
PhD Student, School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University. 
Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

KIRTLAND'S WARBLER FIELD ASSISTANT at Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. 
Website: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/migratorybirds/ Location: Great 
Abaco and Cat Islands, The Bahamas. Duration: 5 weeks. Job Type: 
Temporary. Application Deadline: 1 Jan 2015. Job Description: KIRTLAND’S 
WARBLER ASSISTANT NEEDED (1) – We are looking for one experienced field 
assistant to assist with Kirtland’s Warbler and vegetation surveys on 
Great Abaco and Cat Islands in the Bahamas. In addition to searching for 
previously undiscovered wintering locations of the Kirtland’s Warbler, 
we are also testing some hypotheses about habitat preferences in winter. 
For more information on the larger project please visit 
http://www.nathanwcooper.com/kirtlands-warblers. A stipend of $1000 will 
be provided, and all expenses (i.e., food, lodging, and travel from the 
US to the Bahamas) will be covered (valid passport necessary). Tentative 
dates are March 11 – April 13, 2015. Schedule will vary but plan to 
spend at least six days a week working 8-10 hours per day. Field 
conditions are difficult and include walking through buggy (mosquitoes, 
sand flies) and very dense vegetation, consisting of spiny and poisonous 
plants. Qualifications: Experience with passerine identification, 
standardized bird surveys, and vegetation sampling highly preferred. 
Ability to work long days in tough field conditions, while keeping a 
positive attitude, is absolutely required. To apply please combine a 
cover letter (one-page only) and a resume with 3 references into a 
single .pdf document and email to NATHAN COOPER, Ph.D. (EM: kiwajob AT 
gmail.com). Applications will be reviewed as they are received but will 
be accepted until January 1, 2015.

SHOREBIRD CONSERVATION INTERNSHIP at USFWS. Location: Charlestown, Rhode 
Island. Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 1 
Feb 2015. Job Description: Three interns are needed to work as part of 
the Piping Plover recovery project with the USFWS in Rhode Island. This 
project monitors federally protected Piping Plovers and State protected 
Least Terns during the nesting season. American Oystercatchers which is 
classified as a Species of High Concern and federally protected Roseate 
Terns will also be monitored. Surveys will occur on federal, state, and 
private property in southern Rhode Island. The majority of the work for 
this position(s) will take place outdoors. Duties include erecting nest 
exclosures, posting and signing nesting habitat, educating the public, 
monitoring shorebird pairs and chicks, and recording data. 
Qualifications: Applicants must be in good physical shape and able to 
hike long distances on sand with heavy loads (up to 50 pounds). Work 
will include weekends and holidays. Previous birding experience and a 
valid US driver's license are required. Must be a team player, have a 
positive attitude, and be willing to work on other projects within the 
biological program. To Apply: Send letter of interest, resume, and 
contact information for 3 references to RYAN KLEINERT, 50 Bend Road, 
Charlestown, RI 02813 OR email materials to (EM: Ryan_Kleinert AT 
fws.gov). Application deadline is February 1.

BIRD MONITORING STUDENT VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIPS at Klamath Bird 
Observatory. Website: http://www.klamathbird.org/ Location: Weaverville, 
CA Duration: 3.5 months. Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 5. 
Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2015. Job Description: The Klamath Bird 
Observatory (www.klamathbird.org) is seeking five (5) INTERNS to 
participate in the bird monitoring component of a large restoration 
project on the Trinity River in northern California (APR 13 – AUG 1). 
This is a fantastic opportunity to gain exposure to an array of 
ornithological field methods while working on a high profile restoration 
project in a beautiful part of the world. EXPECTATIONS: Primary duties 
are nest searching/monitoring, spot map surveys, and vegetation surveys. 
Additional duties include: completing paperwork, entering data, 
maintaining equipment and housing, participating in riverine float 
surveys, and other tasks as required. Field training in protocol 
methodology, bird ID, and orienteering with compass and GPS will be 
provided early in the field season. COMPENSATION: A monthly stipend of 
$750 and field housing in Junction City or Weaverville, CA will be 
provided. Occasional camping may be necessary. Binoculars will be 
available if needed. We will provide field vehicles, but some personal 
vehicle use may be required. If so, you will be reimbursed for per-mile 
transportation costs. Qualifications: Applicants should demonstrate a 
strong interest in birds, natural history, and field biology, and should 
be prepared to work long days in the field in hot and inclement weather, 
follow prescribed protocols, be meticulous in collecting and recording 
data, be in good physical condition, work well both independently and 
closely with others, possess good communication skills, and have a valid 
Driver’s License. Applicants must be willing to work in areas rife with 
poison oak, Himalayan blackberry, and biting insects, with the potential 
to encounter rattlesnakes, black bears, and cougars. It is essential 
that the applicant be comfortable and capable of working independently 
both at remote sites and in developed areas where interaction with the 
public is likely. Preference will be given to those with previous 
experience in ornithological field methods, and orienteering. To apply, 
send cover letter (including dates of availability and whether you have 
a personal vehicle), résumé, and contact information for three 
references, preferably by email, to ELLIE ARMSTRONG (EM: eea AT 
klamathbird.org; PH: 541-282-0866). Snail mail applications are also 
accepted: Klamath Bird Observatory, PO Box 758, Ashland, OR 97520. 
Applicants will be evaluated on a continual basis until all positions 
are filled.

PROFESSOR AND HEAD at Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture, 
Mississippi State University. Website: http://www.jobs.msstate.edu 
Location: Starkville, MS. Duration: Open. Job Type: Permanent. Job 
Description: We seek a leader for our Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, 
and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University. We are a diverse team, 
focusing on applied and theoretical natural resources problems at state, 
national, and international levels. The successful candidate will lead 
and administer research, teaching, and extension programs, and work with 
on- and off-campus units, stakeholders, and clientele. Qualifications 
include a doctorate in wildlife, fisheries, aquaculture, or related 
natural resources field, and a professional background appropriate for 
tenure and appointment at the rank of Professor. Administrative 
experience is desirable. Mississippi State University is an equal 
opportunity employer and 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. Apply at 
http://www.jobs.msstate.edu (PARF# 8470). Send direct inquiries and 
supplemental documents to: Dr. SCOTT WILLARD, WFA Search Chair, College 
of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Mississippi State University, Box 
9760, MS State, MS 39762, or (EM: swillard AT cals.msstate.edu PH: 
662-325-0233). Applications will be accepted until a candidate is 
chosen; review of the candidate pool will begin January 20, 2015. 
Mississippi State University is an equal opportunity employer and 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.

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN at San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation 
Research. Website: https://www.hrapply.com/sandiegozoo/Setup.app 
Location: San Diego County, CA. Duration: 5 months. Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 28 Dec 2014. Job 
Description: San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research is hiring 
two paid Research Technicians. **Positions are short term and will last 
from March 18 to August 18. Salary is $15/hr without benefits. The 
Research Technician will assist the team responsible for monitoring the 
nests and productivity of the breeding populations of California Least 
Tern and Western Snowy Plover at coastal sites in San Diego County. 
Study sites include Naval Base Coronado (1 position) and Marine Corps 
Base Camp Pendleton (1 position). This is an hourly position and number 
of hours per week will vary during the season. It is anticipated that 
during May and June the schedule will be 40 hours/week but only half 
time the rest of the season. Technicians will be working on both weekend 
days during part of the season. Hours of the position are highly 
variable and may begin as early as 6 am or stay until dusk. The schedule 
may change frequently and may require working 6 days per week. 
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES INCLUDE: assisting with data downloading, 
summary and report writing, producing maps with ArcGIS, assisting with 
field surveys of tern and plover nesting areas, data collection using an 
electronic data entry system, use of hand-held GPS units. 
Qualifications: REPRESENTATIVE QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE: must be working 
towards or completed a Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or a 
related field or have at least one year of field experience working with 
shorebird species, experience with Microsoft Excel and ArcGIS, ability 
to be self-motivated and able to work both independently and in a crew, 
ability to take direction and follow detailed protocols, physically fit 
to engage in long periods of fieldwork (walking many miles per day in 
soft sand and changeable weather), effective communication, time 
management and record keeping skills. Attention to detail is critical. 
Although not essential, the following qualifications are considered 
beneficial: experience with databases, field experience with birds. 
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to apply. Valid CA drivers’ 
license required within 10 days of hire. One of the essential functions 
of this position is the ability to drive a SDZ Global vehicle. If you 
are offered employment in this position, you will be asked to authorize 
SDZ Global to access your current driving report through the DMV’s 
Employer Pull Notice Program. Your hiring for this position will be 
contingent on SDZ Global receiving an acceptable driving report from 
you. In addition, your continued employment in the position will depend 
on you maintaining an acceptable driving record. You may obtain a list 
of conditions that disqualify a person from driving an SDZ Global 
vehicle from a Human Resources Representative. San Diego Zoo Global is 
an EEO/AA/disability/protected veteran employer. **San Diego Zoo Global 
is a smoke-free workplace** Applicants must pass a drug screening and 
physical fitness test. To Apply: On-line application (URL: 
https://www.hrapply.com/sandiegozoo/Setup.app) must be submitted by 
9:30pm Pacific Standard Time. A cover letter addressing specific 
qualifications for this position is highly recommended.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR at Hudson River Park Trust. Website: 
http://www.hudsonriverpark.org/ Location: New York City, NY. Duration: 
10 months. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2. Application 
Deadline: 18 Dec 2014. Job Description: SCA Hudson Valley AmeriCorps 
partners with state and non-profit agencies to address the conservation 
needs of the Hudson River Watershed region. Corps members are placed at 
individual host sites along a 200 mile corridor from the lower 
Adirondacks to New York City, joining together regularly for trainings, 
service projects, and regional events. The selected applicant will work 
with the Hudson River Park Trust’s Environment and Education (E&E) staff 
towards achieving the Trust’s mission of protecting and managing the 
Hudson River Estuarine Sanctuary and improving awareness and 
understanding of the Hudson River through education and outreach. The 
member’s time will be spent on a combination of environmental education 
and stewardship responsibilities. The Hudson River Park provides quality 
hands-on environmental education experiences to thousands of school 
groups (k – Grade 12), summer campers (toddlers – Grade 12), and park 
patrons. The member will largely support the coordination and 
implementation of our robust environmental education programming as well 
as help mentor 3-month SCA members during the summer season. The E&E 
department also hosts science outreach events for local families and 
students that the member will help plan and manage. In addition, 
stewardship responsibilities will include monitoring oyster cages, eel 
mops, settlement plates, and caught fish, caring for collected 
specimens, horticulture activities, park beautification, volunteer 
events, and water quality testing. The member will also be encouraged to 
discuss individual interests with their supervisor and if feasible, the 
member can design a research/monitoring project to be accomplished by 
the member over the course of the term. Applicants must be very 
comfortable speaking in public, friendly, flexible, team-work oriented, 
and have a strong passion for teaching about the environment to diverse 
audiences. This position is manual labor intensive and requires someone 
who is willing and able to lift up to 50lbs and work outdoors and 
weekends (40hrs/week) in all types of weather conditions. Catch and 
release fishing is a key component to our education programming and 
applicants should also be comfortable handling fish and bait. This is an 
excellent opportunity for those interested in urban environmental 
education and outreach. The member will get exposure to many of NYC’s 
environmental organizations and build extensive experience in teaching 
diverse audiences about NYC’s natural resources. Essential Functions of 
Position: Environmental education; Public Outreach; Coordination and 
administration of environmental education programming; Oversight of park 
stewardship; Animal husbandry; Independent monitoring or research 
project; Logging data; Resource development; Mentoring 3-month SCA 
members in the field Qualifications: Required Knowledge, Skills, and 
Abilities: Strong communication skills; Comfortable interacting with 
NYC’s diverse public, especially children; Comfortable with practicing 
catch and release fishing and handling fish and bait; Strong leadership 
skills; Flexibility; High regard for safety Ability to lift up to 50lbs; 
Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions; Ability to work 
weekends Required Academic and Experience Qualifications: Coursework, 
experience or passion for education, environmental studies or related 
fields is preferred. Teaching experience is also a plus, but not 
required. APPLY Online: 
https://www.thesca.org/serve/position/environmental-educator/po-00621649

MS/PHD: ISOTOPE ECOLOGY OF MARSH FOODWEBS & DEEP WATER HORIZON OIL SPILL 
at Louisiana State University. Website: 
http://www.oceanography.lsu.edu/politolab/?p=279 Job Type: Student 
Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2015. Job Description: Seeking a highly 
motivated graduate student (M.S. or Ph.D.) to begin graduate research at 
Louisiana State University’s (LSU) Department of Oceanography and 
Coastal Sciences (DOCS) in Fall 2015. The student will join a large, 
multi-institution team of researchers on the Coastal Waters Consortium 
(CWC) project (http://cwc.lumcon.edu) funded by the Gulf of Mexico 
Research Initiative to study the impacts of the Deep Water Horizon oil 
spill on marshes and coastal environments. Specifically, the student 
will work in the Polito Lab at LSU (www.oceanography.lsu.edu/politolab) 
and focus on stable isotope based food web studies of terrestrial and 
aquatic marsh consumers including seaside sparrows, rice rats and 
estuarine fishes. Qualifications: Desired qualifications include: 1) 
B.S./M.S. degree in biology, ecology, marine science, chemistry, or 
relevant discipline, 2) relevant laboratory experience - sample 
preparation, gas chromatography, bulk and amino acid based 
compound-specific stable isotope ratio mass spectrometry, and 3) 
relevant field experience – the ability to conduct rigorous field work 
in a group setting at sites in Louisiana that are accessible only by 
small boats. To Apply: Interested candidates should fill out a 
pre-application form for the DOCS graduate program 
(http://www.oceanography.lsu.edu/index.php/academics/pre-application-form/) 
and indicate on this form that you would like to work with Dr. Polito. 
In addition, please email a single pdf containing your CV, a cover 
letter with your research interests, a brief summary of accomplishments 
(educational background, GPA, GRE scores), and contact information for 
at least three professional references to Dr. MICHAEL POLITO (mpolito AT 
lsu.edu). Qualified candidates will be contacted directly by early 
January 2015 and encouraged to submit a full application to the M.S. or 
Ph.D. graduate program in DOCS. To be considered for BoR funding full 
applications should be completed received by the Graduate School and 
DOCS prior to February 1st, 2015.

FIELD TECHNICIANS FOR COMMUNITY ECOLOGY AND SEED DISPERSAL NETWORKS 
PROJECT at University of New Hampshire Location: Oahu, HI Duration: 6+ 
months Job Type: Seasonal Number of Openings: 2 Application Deadline: 31 
Dec 2014. Job Description: We are seeking 2 field biologists to work on 
a research project on Oahu, Hawaii. The project is a multi-disciplinary 
effort investigating seed dispersal networks comprised of interacting 
native and non-native plant and vertebrate species in Hawaiian forest 
ecosystems. Specifically, the project will focus on (1) identifying and 
quantifying vertebrate (birds and rats) seed dispersers and their 
interactions, (2) radio-telemetry of key seed dispersers, and (3) 
evaluating/predicting effects of seed disperser movements and diet 
preference on vegetation communities. Field work will include 
mist-netting and banding birds, diet sampling of vertebrates, trapping 
rodents, surveys of plants and vertebrates, nest searching, 
radio-telemetry, and plant and vertebrate experiments. Lab work will 
include identification of seeds and insects from diet samples and seed 
traps. Aviary work will include gut passage and diet preference 
experiments. The candidate selected for this position will work on a 
field crew of 10-14 people including other technicians, interns, and 
graduate students. Must be able to work in rugged terrain in challenging 
field conditions and to live with a large crew. Start date: January 2nd, 
2015 for an initial 6 month contract. Continued employment may be 
possible pending satisfactory performance. Salary: $1500 per month. 
Housing and field vehicles provided. Technicians will be hired through 
the University of New Hampshire Qualifications: B.A/B.S. degree in 
biology, natural resources, wildlife biology or related field. Applicant 
must have at least 2 years of field experience. Preference will be given 
to applicants with experience in tropical ecosystems, avian ecology, 
avian nest searching, rat ecology, seed and/or plant ecology, and radio 
telemetry. To Apply: Contact: Dr. J. PATRICK KELLEY (EM: jpkelley AT 
ucdavis.edu). Email a brief letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and 
contact information for 3 references familiar with your experience and 
qualifications. Review of applications will begin immediately and 
continue until positions are filled. Please write “Field techs Hawaii – 
Your last name” in subject heading.

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS at Alaska SeaLife Center. Website: 
http://www.alaskasealife.org Location: United States. Duration: 10-12 
week minimum commitment. Job Type: Intern. Application Deadline: 11 Jan 
2015. Job Description: The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is sponsoring an 
internship program for college students or graduates who are interested 
in gaining an educational experience in a world-class marine facility. 
ASLC internships offer a well-rounded, educational experience in a 
variety of areas within the Center. Depending on the type of internship, 
duties may include assisting aquarium, avian or marine mammal staff with 
animal husbandry tasks; helping with marine-related research projects as 
support in our education department. Interns will be required to 
participate in a variety of areas and all interns are required to 
participate to some extent in the interpretive aspects of our operation. 
Interns will not be permitted to participate in ASLC activities on 
vessels unless specified in the internship. To apply please visit our 
internship page at www.alaskasealife.org. Opportunities are available in 
the following areas for the summer 2015 season: Aquarium Husbandry Avian 
Husbandry Dive/Aquarium Husbandry Eider (Sea Duck) Husbandry Eider (Sea 
Duck) Laboratory Interpretation - Avian Interpretation - Education 
Interpretation - Eider Interpretation - Mammals Interpretation - 
Marketing Interpretation - National Park Service Interpretation - 
Steller SeaLion Video Monitoring - Chiswell Project Marine Animal 
Stranding Program Marine Mammal Husbandry Marine Mammal Research Steller 
Sea Lion Video Monitoring - Chiswell Project Veterinary Laboratory 
Qualifications: Program Requirements: -Applicants must be college 
graduates or currently enrolled in an accredited college or university 
with a background or coursework in a related field. -Applicants must 
have the ability to understand and follow written and oral instruction, 
have excellent communication skills, and good organizational skills with 
attention to detail. -Applicants must possess the ability to adapt to an 
ever-changing work environment, and be available weekends, evenings and 
holidays. -Public speaking skills, a familiarity with video equipment 
and software, and experience with education programs are highly 
encouraged. -For many internships applicants should be agile with a good 
sense of balance in order to maneuver around exhibits and holding areas. 
To Apply: Please visit our internship page at 
http://www.alaskasealife.org for application instructions.

INTERPRETIVE NATURALIST - PAID INTERNSHIP at International Crane 
Foundation. Website: http://www.savingcranes.org Location: Baraboo, WI. 
Duration: 9 months. Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 4 Application 
Deadline: 01/09/2015 Job Description: Interpretive Naturalist Interns 
will develop and lead daily interpretive tours at ICF; interact and 
assist the general public with the sale of admission tickets, gift shop 
merchandise, annual memberships, and overall ICF site orientation on a 
daily basis; educate and inspire people of all ages about the world’s 15 
crane species and the ecosystems on which they depend; assist in the 
completion of one or several projects related to the goals, work plan, 
and objectives of the ICF Communications and Education Department. 
Qualifications: Two years of college or an equivalent practical 
experience; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to 
teach diverse audiences in a non-formal setting; aptitude to provide 
exceptional customer service; and be able to work cohesively as a member 
of the ICF team. Candidates should demonstrate a strong 
interest/background in the fields of interpretation, environmental 
education, conservation biology, ornithology, education, graphic design, 
film/documentary production, or other related fields. All applicants 
must be eligible to work in the United States at the time they apply. 
Candidates without a work visa must obtain one before they will be 
considered for an internship. ICF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To 
Apply: Applicants should send a one page cover letter, resume (no more 
than two pages), and contact information for three references to: Mr. 
CULLY SHELTON, Interpretive Program Manager (EM: cshelton AT 
savingcranes.org).

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN at Great Basin Bird Observatory. Website: 
http://www.gbbo.org/ Location: Tonopah Nevada. Duration: This work will 
begin in mid- to late-February 2015 and continue until at least June 
2015. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 6. Application Deadline: 
15 Jan 2015. Job Description: The Great Basin Bird Observatory is 
seeking applications for up to six field technician positions to conduct 
bird surveys, mortality surveys, and related work at a solar power 
generating facility near Tonopah Nevada. Qualifications: Candidates 
should have demonstrated bird survey and bird identification skills, and 
ideally should have experience with mortality surveys or similar kinds 
of compliance monitoring. A high level of attention to detail and 
adherence to protocol is mandatory. Additional skills required include 
use of GPS units and strong data entry and data QC skills. GIS 
experience is useful but not required. Applicants must have a valid 
driver’s license. To Apply: Please send cover letters and CVs to JOHN 
BOONE, Great Basin Observatory, (EM: boone AT gbbo.org)

SALT MARSH SONGBIRD TECHNICIANS at FL Fish & Wildlife Conservation 
Commission. Location: northeast Florida. Duration: April 3-July 30, 
2015. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 
9 Jan 2015. Job Description: SALT MARSH SONGBIRD TECHNICIANS (3) needed 
(April 3-July 30, 2015) to assist with Seaside Sparrow and Marsh Wren 
project in Northeast Florida. Technicians will be seasonal employees 
with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Technicians 
will conduct point counts from a boat in historical nesting areas in the 
tidal salt marshes of Northeast Florida. Technicians will also 
participate in nest searching, habitat sampling, and data entry. 
Position requires some travel between field sites and occasional visits 
to the main office in Gainesville, FL. Pay is ~$2080/month (pre-tax), no 
benefits. Housing will be provided. Qualifications: Applicants must have 
previous field experience and a bachelor’s degree in wildlife, 
environmental science or related field. Applicant should also be able to 
identify songbirds by sight and sound. Must be detail-oriented and 
careful with data collection. Must be able to cope with long days in the 
sun and adverse weather conditions, be able to swim and have good 
driving record. Previous nest searching experience, coastal and/or 
wetland experience, and experience with motor boats and trailers highly 
preferred. To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references 
to AMY SCHWARZER at (EM: Amy.Schwarzer AT myfwc.com). Applications 
reviewed as received. Last date to apply: January 9, 2015.

MS ASSISTANTSHIP, BENDIRE'S THRASHER at New Mexico State University. 
Website: http://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/fws/ Location: Las Cruces, NM. 
Duration: 2 1/2 years. Job Type: Student. Application Deadline: 31 Dec 
2014. Job Description: We have an immediate opening for an outstanding 
student to pursue MS research on the distribution, habitat associations 
and nest survival of Bendire’s Thrasher in New Mexico. This bird is 
currently experiencing strong population declines throughout its range. 
This is a collaborative project between New Mexico State University and 
the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Duties will include 
surverying for Bendire’s Thrasher across its New Mexico range, 
identifying nest locations, monitoring nest survival and examining 
habitat associations at use and non-use sites. Long hours in the field 
during the breeding season is required. The position will be posted 
until a successful candidate is found, however, applicant review will 
begin December 19th. The successful candidate should be able to start no 
later than February 1, 2015. Start date is contingent on availability of 
funding. Qualifications: BS in Wildlife, ecology or related field. The 
ideal candidate will have excellent bird identification skills (sight 
and sound), previous field experience, be able to work independently, 
travel extensively during the breeding season often camping, and have 
strong communication skills. Demonstrated skills in GIS would also be an 
asset. To Apply: Application material should include: 1) a letter of 
interest that includes information on why you are qualified for this 
position, 2) all undergraduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at 
this point), 3) resume or cv, and 4) GRE scores. Please send this 
information to Dr. MARTHA DESMOND, Dept. of Fish, Wildlife and 
Conservation Ecology, New Mexico State University at (EM: mdesmond AT 
nmsu.edu).

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP at University of Idaho. Website: 
http://www.uidaho.edu/cnr/fishwild Location: Moscow, Idaho. Duration: 
2-5 years. Job Type: Student. Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2015. Job 
Description: We seek applications for an exceptional graduate student 
(MS or PhD) who is committed to increasing the cultural and demographic 
diversity and inclusion of underrepresented minorities in fish and 
wildlife sciences. The graduate student will serve as a graduate mentor 
for 4-5 undergraduate fellows that are part of the Doris Duke 
Conservation Scholars program designed to enhance workforce diversity in 
the conservation and natural resources workforce. The Doris Duke 
Conservation Scholar program connects promising undergraduates from four 
other research institutions for experiential learning and networking in 
fish and wildlife conservation fields. The graduate student will mentor 
undergraduate scholars during their summer research experience, continue 
engagement through their academic year, and will assist with placement 
of students for appropriate summer internships with federal, state, or 
tribal partner institutions. The ideal applicant for this Graduate 
Assistantship will be one who is committed to increasing the diversity 
and inclusion of underrepresented minorities in the fisheries and 
wildlife professions. The student will have flexibility in determining 
an appropriate and innovative research program for their MS or PhD 
research, and will be expected to translate the outcome of his/her 
research to diverse audiences. Qualifications include an undergraduate 
degree in fisheries or wildlife (or a related field), excellent written 
and interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, and willingness to travel 
and conduct field research. See the following webpage for more 
information on the Department of Fish & Wildlife Sciences at the 
University of Idaho and the research interests of our faculty: 
(http://www.uidaho.edu/cnr/fishwild). To apply, please send the 
following materials (via email attachment) to Dr. COURTNEY CONWAY (EM: 
cconway AT uidaho.edu), Dr. CHRISTINE MOFFITT (EM: cmoffitt AT 
uidaho.edu), Dr. KERRI VIERLING (EM: kerriv AT uidaho.edu), and Dr. 
MICHAEL QUIST (EM: mcquist AT uidaho.edu): (1) Cover letter explaining 
career goals, academic interests, and preferred sub-disciplines of 
study, highlighting relevant experience, (2) resume, (3) unofficial copy 
of undergrad/grad transcripts, (4) contact info for >3 references, and 
(5) GPA and GRE scores/percentiles. You cover letter should mention your 
available start date. Start date is flexible, but preference will be 
given for applicants that can start by 15 May 2015.

AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIANS (2) at School of Environment and Natural 
Resources, The Ohio State University. Website: 
http://senr.osu.edu/our-people/stephen-matthews Location: Southeast 
Ohio. Duration: 2 months Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2015. Job Description: FIELD ASSISTANTS (2) 
needed for forest songbird research in the Appalachian region of 
Southeast Ohio from May to July 2015. The successful applicants will 
conduct annual point count surveys, sample vegetation, and assist and 
coordinate with two graduate students to monitor the response of forest 
songbirds to various forest management activities and forest use within 
the region (locations include Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest, 
Zaleski State Forest, and other public lands). Annual population 
monitoring data will be used to inform landscape-scale habitat 
management recommendations to maintain viable populations of species. 
Long-term data will also provide valuable data to detect and model 
climate change impacts on forest wildlife populations. Duties will 
primarily consist of conducting point count surveys and vegetation 
sampling. Additional duties may include data entry. The stipend for the 
position will be $1400-$1800/month depending on experience. Housing is 
provided. Qualifications: A valid state driver’s license and prior 
experience with identifying eastern North American landbirds by sight 
and sound is required. Proficiency in the identification and knowledge 
of forest plants is desired but not necessary. Applicants with 
experience conducting distance based and/or time removal surveys, tree 
identification, and previous work with graduate students will be 
preferred. To Apply: Applications will be accepted until 
31-January-2015. Please contact BRYCE ADAMS and KALEY DONOVAN if you 
have any questions or to apply send cover letter, resume, and both phone 
numbers and e-mail addresses of 3 references as a single pdf to (EM: 
adams.861 AT osu.edu AND donovan.225 AT osu.edu).


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BIOLOGICAL PROGRAM VOLUNTEER  Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, 
United States Fish and Wildlife. Duties: Volunteer work will include 
habitat restoration, native plant propagation and outplanting, removal 
of invasive plants both by hand and through chemical application of 
herbicide, 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 a 
minimum of 40 hours/week with additional weekend work when necessary. 
Requirements: Must be physically fit and able to confidently ride a 
bike, hike up to three miles in the sand or on uneven terrain, lift 50 
pounds, and be willing to spray herbicide with proper protective gear. 
Preferred skills include ability to swim/snorkel. Successful applicants 
must also be willing to handle albatrosses and other seabirds for 
banding and monitoring studies, and willing to perform all duties in 
sub-tropical wind, sun, rain and humidity extremes. Volunteers should 
have a strong work ethic along with the ability to live and work closely 
with a small group of people for four months. Midway Atoll National 
Wildlife Refuge is a remote site and accessible only 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 
potentially be very expensive. 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. A 
minimum 16-week commitment is required. Volunteers are responsible for 
their own travel to Honolulu as well as the cost of meals while on 
Midway. One round-trip flight between Midway and Honolulu, and housing 
at Midway are provided. A current passport is required for travel to and 
from Midway. Volunteer living quarters on Midway are comfortably 
furnished and include individual bedrooms, a common living area, and a 
full kitchen. Volunteers are responsible for the proper upkeep of their 
living quarters and individuals are responsible for paying for their 
meals eaten. The rate is currently $3 for breakfast, $4 for lunch, and 
$5 for dinner. 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 
store on Midway that provides some basic food and necessities. 
Applicants who are selected as volunteers 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. Volunteer time periods and 
application deadlines; exact start times may vary depending on plane 
schedules, and selected individuals should coordinate travel plans with 
Midway staff prior to departing home: November - February, applications 
due between July 1 and August 1; March - June, applications due between 
November 1 and December 1; July - October, applications due between 
March 1 and April 1If you are interested in more than one time period, a 
separate application for each time period is required. Because of the 
large number of applications received, preference will be given to those 
with a science/biology degree, remote field experience, bird banding 
experience and/or habitat restoration experience. TO APPLY:Please submit 
cover letter, resum, three work-related references (with phone and 
e-mail), and your available dates in a single pdf file, titled with your 
last name and year of the period you are applying for. Send to: (EM: 
Meg_DuhrSchultz AT fws.gov). For more information please call: 
808-772-5317.The National Wildlife Refuge System has owed its very 
existence to concerned citizens eager to protect America's natural 
resources. Over 42,000 volunteers and more than 200 nonprofit Refuge 
Friends organizations support national wildlife refuges. Friends and 
volunteers are crucial to conserving and protecting our nation's 
wildlife and teaching millions of Americans that their actions today 
determine the conservation legacy of tomorrow.

M.S. ASSISTANTSHIP at SUNY ESF. Website: http://jcohenlab.weebly.com/ 
Location: Syracuse, NY. Duration: 3 years. Job Type: Student. 
Application Deadline: 1 March 2015. Job Description: One M.S. Graduate 
Assistantship will be available to start in August 2015 studying 
American Black Duck and Mallard interactions and habitat separation 
during winter in the Finger Lakes region of central NY. Graduate 
research will focus on GPS and conventional radio-tracking of waterfowl, 
counts and behavioral observations of flocks, and habitat assessment. 
Successful applicant will teach for one fall semester and be supported 
on a Graduate Research Assistantship for one spring semester plus up to 
two full years. The most qualified applicants will have strong wildlife 
field skills and strong demonstrated skills in data management and 
analysis. Duties will include writing a study plan, fieldwork related to 
the above objectives, supervising technicians and undergraduate 
assistants, close coordination with state and federal wildlife agency 
biologists, and preparing reports and presentations for scientific 
audiences. Long hours working in cold and inclement weather conditions 
will be required. Student will be part of a lab with several other M.S. 
and Ph.D. students focused on wildlife conservation research. 
Qualifications: Applicants must have a Bachelors degree in Wildlife, 
Conservation Biology, Biology, or similar area. Field experience, 
including waterfowl identification, trapping and handling of birds or 
radio-telemetry, is highly desirable. Applicant must have a valid U.S. 
drivers license. To Apply: For more information, contact either Dr. 
Jonathan Cohen (EM: jcohen14 AT esf.edu) or Dr. Michael Schummer (EM: 
michael.schummer AT oswego.edu). Interested applicants should submit a 
letter of interest, names and contact information of three references, 
unofficial transcripts, GRE scores, and resume to Dr. JONATHAN COHEN 
(EM: jcohen14 AT esf.edu). Selected applicants will need to apply to the 
SUNY ESF Graduate School before acceptance.

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT: The Blue-throated Macaw Conservation Project 
at The Blue-throated Macaw Conservation Project. Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/BTMacaw Location: Beni Department, Bolivia. 
Duration: Open. Job Type: Temporary. Application Deadline: 23 Oct 2015. 
Job Description: The Blue-throated Macaw Conservation Project needs 
volunteer field assistants from February 2015 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 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. 
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. Applicants must arrange their own transportation 
to Trinidad - Beni Department, Bolivia. We charge a fee (USD 50 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 JOS ANTONIO DAZ LUQUE (EM: saveparrot 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.

LEAD TECH AND FIELD TECHS at University of Florida. Location: 
Gainesville FL and/or Southern AL. Duration: 4 months. Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 5. Application Deadline: 31 Dec 2014. Job 
Description: 5 positions available for experienced and highly motivated 
field technicians to assist on a multi-university project from 
(tentatively) March 9  July 10, 2014 (possibly extending up to July 31) 
in the southeastern US (Gainesville, Florida and Southern Alabama). Lead 
Technicians may start one week earlier. Technicians will work as a part 
of a team of researchers from the University of Florida (Dr. Rob 
Fletcher, Dr. Holly Ober, Mauricio Nunez-Regueiro, and Isabel Gottlieb), 
Emory University (Dr. Berry Brosi), and the Joseph W. Jones Ecological 
Research center (Dr. Lora Smith). The team will quantify species 
responses from several taxa (birds, bees, reptiles, and bats) to major 
pathways for extracting biomass from pine forests. Technicians will 
conduct surveys for birds (transect counts by sight and sound), bats 
(using ANABAT echolocation detectors), bees (aerial netting and pan 
traps), reptiles (drift fences, pitfall traps, funnel traps), and 
vegetation (flower and tree ID, DBH, groundcover, debris, etc). 
Technicians will also assist in the setup and breakdown of field sites, 
data entry, and some lab work with the bee samples (pining, collecting 
pollen)Must be able to tolerate long work weeks (Sometimes 50+ 
hrs/week), occasional camping in the field, biting bugs, heat, rain and 
humidity. Lead Technician: Will be in charge of coordinating the 
day-to-day logistics and field schedule for your team, supervising a 
technician and an undergraduate, and possibly additional/occasional 
volunteers. Will also be responsible for ensuring that your team stays 
current on data entry, lab work, etc. May be responsible for 
coordinating and setting up some field sites unsupervised. Housing and a 
work vehicle will be provided by the project. Qualifications: At least 
two team members must be experienced and proficient at identifying birds 
by sight and sound. Strong preference will be given to candidates with 
demonstrated experience surveying birds via point counts or transects, 
particularly in the southeast. College degree in wildlife, conservation, 
biology, ecology, or related field. Attention to detail Ability to work 
and live communally Positive attitude Valid drivers license Preferred 
experience: Identifying trees and wildflowers, especially in the 
southeast Handling and identifying herps Catching and pinning flying 
insects. Applicants should be enthusiastic about conservation fieldwork, 
have a relevant academic/professional background, and must enjoy living 
and working in small groups. Lead Technician position: You must possess 
exceptional organizational skills and people skills, ability to 
coordinate complex project logistics, manage conflict, etc. To apply 
please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three 
references to ISABEL GOTTLIEB (igwgottlieb AT ufl.edu) Applications will 
be reviewed as they are received, and positions may be filled as highly 
qualified applicants are found. Please indicate whether you would like 
to be considered for a Lead Tech position, or Field Tech only. To apply 
please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three 
references to ISABEL GOTTLIEB (EM: igwgottlieb AT ufl.edu) Applications 
will be reviewed as they are received, and positions may be filled as 
highly qualified applicants are found. Please indicate whether you would 
like to be considered for a Lead Tech position, or Field Tech only.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE at SNRE University of Arizona. Website: 

https://www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1416522467944 

Location: Tucson, AZ. Duration: Open. Job Type: Post-doc. Application 
Deadline: 31 Dec 2014. Job Description: The School of Natural Resources 
is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to assist with 
developing a program to assess habitat use and movement patterns of 
neotropical migrant passerine birds. There will also be research 
associated with a USGS US/Mexico Border Pulse Flow and Dolores River 
bird/tamarisk issues. Research will be related to providing spatial 
information on the habitat use and movement patterns of passerine bird 
species along the San Pedro and Dolores Rivers. This is a collaborative 
project with disciplines of the US Geological Survey, the University of 
Arizona, and the Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, 
and Bureau of Reclamation. Duty station will be at the Sonoran Desert 
Research Station, within the School of Natural Resources on the 
University of Arizona, Tucson campus. Current projects involve capturing 
birds via mist net and placing GPS satellite locators on with a leg 
harness. Documenting habitat use by birds and providing tools and 
products that support land managers and municipalities along the San 
Pedro and Dolores watersheds. Products will include written reports and 
manuscripts for peer reviewed professional journals, as well as workshop 
presentations. This person will assist in leading field work and in 
developing strategies and products that communicate the results of the 
research in a range of formats from peer-reviewed journal articles, to 
USGS publications, and public talks. Travel to field sites will be 
needed and will require a valid driver's license and ability to camp. 
Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Biology or related field 
Valid driver's license Preferred Qualifications: Excellent writing 
skills Proficient- within a Mac OSX or Windows based PC computing 
environment and Microsoft Office, with scientific data entry, Arc View, 
SPSS and with biostatical analyses. Experience in leading workshops and 
in giving oral presentations to scientific conferences and workshops. 
Proven experience in synthesizing complex biological information 
including developing GPS satellite monitoring systems, creating 
summaries, literature searching, and writing introductory or other 
supporting materials. Proven experience collaborating on peer-reviewed 
papers, proposals, and outreach materials. Knowledge of establishing 
inventory and monitoring systems for a wide range of biological systems 
and taxonomic groups particularly from the Southwest. Knowledge of land 
management practices and adaptation strategies. To apply, please send a 
cover letter, CV, writing sample (publication from a peer-reviewed 
journal or chapter of your dissertation) and 3 letters of reference to: 
CHARLES VAN RIPER III (EM: charles_van_riper AT usgs.gov) AND MICHELLE 
ALBERT (EM: mjarrell AT email.arizona.edu)

SEASONAL BIRD SURVEY TECHNICIAN, AUDUBON/FLORIDA STATE PARKS at 
Audubon/Florida State Parks. Website: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2295/seasonal-bird-survey-technician%2c-audubon-florida-state-parks/job 

Location: Port St. Joe, Florida. Duration: 8 months (Feb through Sept 
2015). Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 
12 Dec 2014 Job Description: Position Summary: The Seasonal Bird Survey 
Technician will be part of a hybrid Audubon-Florida Park Service team 
conducting coastal bird monitoring and management research in 11 of 
Florida District 1 State Parks. S/he will be responsible for locating 
and monitoring shorebird nests and broods, as well as maintaining 
protected nesting and brood-rearing habitat at Florida State Parks 
throughout the Florida Panhandle as part of a long term management and 
research project. Focal beach-nesting bird species include snowy 
plovers, Wilsons plovers, American oystercatchers, least terns and 
black skimmers. Duties include capturing, banding and resighting snowy 
plovers, Wilsons plovers and American oystercatchers. Other duties may 
include conducting disturbance observations, conducting predator 
tracking surveys, data entry, working with volunteers and interacting 
with the public for education and outreach as part of a Bird Steward 
program. Additional responsibilities include conducting year-round 
surveys of non-breeding shorebird and seabirds species observed in the 
study area, with a focus on piping plovers and red knots. Two (2) 
seasonal positions are available, from February through September 2015, 
and are based near Port St. Joe, FL. Field housing will be provided at 
the St. Joseph Buffer Preserve. Working some weekend and holidays will 
be required during summer months. Qualifications and Experience: 
Bachelor's degree in Biology, Natural Resources, Wildlife Biology, 
Zoology or related field required. 1 year experience with shorebird 
identification, surveying and locating nests, as well as previous 
experience banding and re-sighting banded shorebirds with a spotting 
scope is required. Demonstrated interest in avian research and 
conservation. Strong verbal communication skills required; must be 
comfortable working with the general public to teach them about 
beach-nesting birds. Proficient use of GPS devices, Garmin software and 
experience with ArcGIS preferred. Proficient in Microsoft Office 
applications, to include Word, Excel and Access. Must possess a valid 
driver's license; have experience towing trailers, operating all-terrain 
vehicles and boats is also desired. Ability to work in various outdoor 
situations, including high heat, humidity and/or rainy conditions, and 
walking 1-4 miles in soft sand. To Apply: Go to the Audubon Florida 
Career Opportunities link and fill out application: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2295/seasonal-bird-survey-technician%2c-audubon-florida-state-parks/job 

If problems, go to Audubon career opportunities link, enter job category 
science and tallahasse location and position will highlight.

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 6. 
Application Deadline: 30 Jan 2015. Job Description: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE 
TECHNICIANS needed for ongoing population studies of the threatened and 
endangered passerines, including Least Bells Vireo, Southwestern Willow 
Flycatcher, California Gnatcatcher, 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 capturing and banding riparian birds at five MAPS and spring 
migration monitoring stations, and conducting presence-absence surveys 
for California Gnatcatchers in burned and unburned coastal sage scrub 
habitats. Employment dates are 16 March 21 August 2015 (end-date is 
approximate and flexible; start date approximately 1 March for 
California Gnatcatcher work). Housing is available at the San Diego 
State University Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve in Fallbrook, 
California ($15/day; no pets). Salary ranges from $18-$21/hour depending 
on experience. 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 
conditions that can include dense vegetation, poison oak, rattlesnakes, 
and biting insects. Applicants must also possess a valid drivers 
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 
$0.55/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 PDAs 
(Personal Digital Assistant) a plus. Preference will be given to 
applicants holding current endangered species permits authorizing 
surveying and nest-monitoring of Least Bells Vireo and/or Southwestern 
Willow Flycatcher and/or California Gnatcatchers, or with field 
experience with these or similar species. Experience handling and 
banding passerines is also preferred. 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, 2015.

SAGE-GROUSE CREW LEADERS at University of Idaho. Location: southern 
Idaho. Duration: 4-6 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 
15 Dec 2014. Job Description: Crew leaders needed for an extensive 
research project in southern Idaho to examine the effects of spring 
cattle grazing on sage-grouse nesting behavior, demographic traits, and 
habitat characteristics. Duties include: trapping and banding 
sage-grouse on leks 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, following hens with 
broods, measuring vegetation characteristics and rangeland condition, 
plant identification, mapping percent grass utilization by cattle over 
large areas, conducting insect sampling, and data entry. Additionally, 
crew leaders will be responsible for supervising 1-4 field technicians, 
writing and submitting regular updates, and coordinating field 
logistics. Applicants with previous experience performing one or more of 
these duties will be given preference. All crew members will be required 
to walk many hours daily over rough terrain (off-trail) in remote areas, 
and to work unusual hours including trapping grouse at night. Crew 
leaders will be assigned to one of our 4 study sites in southern Idaho: 
Big Southern Butte near Arco, ID; Jim Sage Mountains near Almo, ID; 
Browns Bench near Rogerson, ID; and Sheeps Creek near Grassmere, ID. 
Field lodging will be provided in shared camp trailers. 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 date is somewhat flexible but will likely be between 
10 February and 12 March. Employment will end 1 July - 15 August. Salary 
will be $2200-2400/month, depending on experience. Qualifications 
include possessing an undergraduate degree in wildlife or a related 
field (e.g., Biology, Zoology, Rangeland Ecology, etc.). Applicants must 
have excellent interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, a valid 
drivers 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). A background in ranching/farming 
and experience with 4WD vehicles is beneficial. To apply, please send 
the following materials in a single pdf or word document (via email 
attachment) to DAVE GOTSCH (EM: dgotsch AT uidaho.edu): (1) Cover letter 
explaining relevant experience, (2) resume, (3) contact info for >3 
references, and (4) GPA and GRE scores & percentiles (if available). 
Deadline to apply: December 15, 2014. Applications will be reviewed as 
they are received, so some applicants may be selected before 15 December.

PHD AND/OR MS ASSISTANTSHIP at San Diego State University. Location: San 
Diego, CA. Job Type: Student. Job Description: Graduate student 
assistantship available in the lab of Dr. Kevin J. Burns at San Diego 
State University at either the MS or PhD level. Project involves 
studying the evolution of tanagers including gathering next generation 
sequencing data, phylogeny reconstruction, trait evolution, and 
diversification analyses. For more information on research in the Burns 
lab, including this project, see http://kevinburnslab.com/ 
Qualifications: Preference will be given to students with demonstrated 
lab and research experience. For admission requirements to the MS 
program, see http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/eb/ms.html; for the PhD program see 
http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/eb/jdeb.html. To Apply: Please send an email 
expressing interest to Dr. KEVIN J. BURNS (EM: kburns AT mail.sdsu.edu). 
Please include a description of your research experience, c.v., GRE 
scores (if available), and a brief summary of courses and grades. For 
more information on applying to the MS program, see 
http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/eb/ms.html; for the PhD program see 
http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/eb/jdeb.html. Review of PhD applications begins 
December 14th, review of MS applications begin February 1st.

FISHERIES & WILDLIFE BIO SCIENTIST III at Florida Fish and Wildlife 
Conservation Commission. Website: 

http://jobs.myflorida.com/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-762645&ERFormID=newjoblist&ERFormCode=any 

Location: Okeechobee, FL Duration: Permanent Full-time. Job Type: 
Permanent. Application Deadline: 30 Nov 2014. Job Description:  This 
position is within the Aquatic Habitat Restoration/Enhancement 
Subsection (AHRE) of the Aquatic Habitat Restoration and Conservation 
Section. The position will work within the South Florida AHRE 
multidisciplinary team to 1) develop wetland and aquatic habitat 
enhancement projects to benefit fish and wildlife resources, 2) develop 
and direct aquatic avian response monitoring and evaluation of aquatic 
habitat management and restoration activities and 3) coordinate AHRE 
activities with the FWC snail kite coordinator. A strong working 
background in wetland and aquatic ecology or avian ecology with strong 
oral and written communication skills is required.  Identify, develop, 
coordinate, and implement wetland and aquatic habitat restoration 
projects, including removal of nuisance vegetation and organic 
sediments, herbicide treatment of aquatic plants, planting of beneficial 
wetland vegetation species and utilization of other wetland restoration 
techniques.  Procure necessary state and federal permits required for 
project implementation. Develop project bid documents and contracts. 
Provide contract management and contractor oversight of approved aquatic 
habitat enhancement projects.  Work across FWC divisions and cooperate 
with other federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, 
the private sector, and others as appropriate to implement FWCs aquatic 
habitat restoration program, including participating in and providing 
input to internal (FWC sponsored) and external (non-FWC sponsored) 
aquatic resource management groups.  Coordinate and assist in wetland 
and aquatic habitat monitoring and sampling to evaluate and predict 
environmental response to project activities in coordination with other 
FWC division, office and section personnel.  Create and maintain 
databases of collected scientific data and maps of project areas using 
appropriate computer software (working knowledge of GPS hardware and GIS 
software is required).  Prepare, publish and present project management 
plans and relevant project findings through internal 
(quarterly/annual/completion reports and management plans) and external 
(peer-reviewed publications, professional and public meeting, etc.) 
outlets.  Perform other project-related duties and tasks as directed by 
supervisor. Maintain project vehicles, boats, and field and laboratory 
equipment in working condition. Assist other AHRE and Commission 
projects as necessary.  Responsible for timely and accurate processing 
and or approval, as appropriate, of vendor invoices and warrants for 
payment of goods received or services rendered to avoid automatic 
interest penalty payments to said vendors.  Responsible for adhering to 
the provisions and requirements of Section 215.422, F.S., related to 
State Comptrollers rules and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation 
Commission invoice processing and warrant distribution procedures. 
Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or 
university with a major in one of the biological sciences with two years 
of professional biological experience in a field or laboratory program 
is required. A Master's degree from an accredited college or university 
in one of the biological sciences with one year of professional 
biological experience in a field or laboratory program is preferred. 
Apply through People First, State of Florida.

VOLUNTEER FIELD TECHNICIANS IN THE BAHAMAS at University of 
Massachusetts Amherst. Location: San Salvador Island, The Bahamas. 
Duration: 2-3 weeks. Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 1-3. 
Application Deadline: 6 Dec 2014. Job Description: Volunteer field 
technicians (1-3) needed for a study of Prairie Warblers and other birds 
on San Salvador Island, The Bahamas. Technicians needed (dates 
tentative) for a short session of field work for 12-17 days between 
January 2 and January 18, 2015. Primary activities will be re-sighting 
color banded prairie warblers. We will also conduct some target mist 
netting and banding migratory passerine birds. Other work includes 
cutting and maintaining trails, vegetation surveys, and data entry. Work 
will be done in wet and/or dense vegetation, usually in hot, very sunny 
conditions. Given the short amount of time on the island, the work 
schedule will be 6-7 days a week. Applicants should be prepared for long 
days in the field; re-sighting work is done in the early morning and 
late afternoon. We will be staying at the Gerace Research Centre 
(http://www.geraceresearchcentre.com/) in the company of other research 
and student groups, with a beautiful pristine beach as the backyard. We 
unfortunately do not have funding for airfare to/from the island 
(usually $400-600 round trip from the States). Additionally, room and 
board fees at the Gerace Research Centre are $68/night. We may have 
funding for room and board fees, however, applicants who can pay for 
part or all of their fees are preferred. Qualifications: Preferred 
applicants will be very good at re-sighting color-banded songbirds; 
prairie warblers are very difficult to re-sight in our study plots. 
Nevertheless, enthusiastic applicants with less experience are welcome, 
especially those willing to help pay their room and board fees. 
Applicants will get hands-on experience learning how to re-sight and 
conduct behavioral observations, set up nets and extract birds, banding, 
and possibly blood sampling. Applicants must have a strong work ethic, 
be able to work independently and with others, follow directions well, 
and be in very good physical condition. To Apply: Please send a short 
cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information (name, phone number, 
and email address) for 3 references to MIKE AKRESH (EM: mike.akresh AT 
gmail.com). Also, indicate if you are willing to pay for part or all of 
room and board fees. If interested please apply as soon as possible.

SAGE-GROUSE TECHNICIANS at University of Idaho. Location: southern 
Idaho. Duration: 4-6 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 
15 Dec 2014. Job Description: Field technicians needed for an extensive 
research project in southern Idaho to examine the effects of spring 
cattle grazing on sage-grouse nesting behavior, demographic traits, and 
habitat characteristics. Duties include: trapping and banding 
sage-grouse on leks 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, following hens with 
broods, measuring vegetation characteristics and rangeland condition, 
plant identification, mapping percent grass utilization by cattle over 
large areas, conducting insect sampling, and data entry. Applicants with 
previous experience performing one or more of these duties will be given 
preference. 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 trapping grouse at night. Technicians will work 
at one or more of our 4 study sites in southern Idaho: Big Southern 
Butte near Arco, ID; Jim Sage Mountains near Almo, ID; Browns Bench near 
Rogerson, ID; and Sheeps Creek near Grassmere, ID. Field lodging will 
be provided in shared camp trailers. 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 
date is somewhat flexible (most techs will start between 10 February and 
12 March). Employment will end 1 July - 15 August. To apply, please send 
the following materials in a single pdf or word document (via email 
attachment) to DAVE GOTSCH (EM: dgotsch AT uidaho.edu): (1) Cover letter 
explaining relevant experience, (2) resume, (3) contact info for >3 
references, and (4) GPA and GRE scores & percentiles (if available). 
Deadline to apply: December 15, 2014. Applications will be reviewed as 
they are received, so some applicants may be selected before 15 
December. Qualifications: Qualifications include possessing (or working 
towards) an undergraduate degree in wildlife or a related field (e.g., 
Biology, Zoology, Rangeland Ecology, etc.). Applicants must have 
excellent interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, a valid drivers 
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). A background in ranching/farming and 
experience with 4WD vehicles is beneficial. To apply, please send the 
following materials in a single pdf or word document (via email 
attachment) to DAVE GOTSCH (EM: dgotsch AT uidaho.edu): (1) Cover letter 
explaining relevant experience, (2) resume, (3) contact info for >3 
references, and (4) GPA and GRE scores & percentiles (if available). 
Deadline to apply: December 15, 2014. Applications will be reviewed as 
they are received, so some applicants may be selected before 15 December.

FIELD INTERNS FOR COMMUNITY ECOLOGY AND SEED DISPERSAL NETWORKS PROJECT 
at University of New Hampshire. Location: Oahu, HI. Duration: Start 
date: March 1, 2015 for an initial 4 month contract. Continued 
employment may be possible pending satisfactory performance. Job Type: 
Intern. Number of Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 20 Dec 2014. Job 
Description: We are seeking interns to work on a research project on 
Oahu, Hawaii. The 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 will focus on (1) identifying and 
quantifying vertebrate (birds and rats) seed dispersers and their 
interactions, (2) radio-telemetry of key seed dispersers, and (3) 
evaluating/predicting effects of seed disperser movements and diet 
preference on vegetation communities. Field work will include 
mist-netting and banding birds, diet sampling of vertebrates, trapping 
rodents, surveys of plants and vertebrates, nest searching, 
radio-telemetry, and plant and vertebrate experiments. Lab work will 
include identification of seeds and insects from diet samples and seed 
traps. Aviary work will include gut passage and diet preference 
experiments. The candidate selected for this position will work on a 
field crew of 10-14 people including other interns, technicians, and 
graduate students. Must be able to work in rugged terrain in challenging 
field conditions. Interns will be encouraged to write and publish 
manuscripts in collaboration with the group. Salary: $500 per month, 
with housing and field vehicles provided. Qualifications: B.A/B.S. 
degree in biology, natural resources, wildlife biology or related field. 
Preference will be given to applicants with experience in tropical 
ecosystems, avian ecology, avian nest searching, rat ecology, plant 
ecology, and/or radio telemetry. To Apply: Contact: Dr. COREY E. 
TARWATER (EM: coreytar AT mail.ubc.ca). Email a brief letter of 
interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references 
familiar with your experience and qualifications. Review of applications 
will begin immediately. No more applications will be accepted after Dec. 
20, 2014.

MS GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP IN WILDLIFE ECOLOGY to conduct radar analysis 
of bird migration at University of Delaware. Website: 
http://sites.udel.edu/aeroecologyprogram/ Location: Newark, DE. 
Duration: 2 years. Job Type: Student. Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2014. 
Job Description: Dr. Jeff Bulers Aeroecology Program at the University 
of Delaware has pending a two-year M.S. graduate research assistant 
position in Wildlife Ecology to begin spring semester 2015 (February 
2015). The position is to help conduct a study in collaboration with the 
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, MD to use weather 
radar observations to map the spatio-temporal patterns of landbird use 
of stopover sites during fall and spring migration within North Carolina 
over the last 20 years. The candidate will be expected to develop a 
thesis project within the purview of the current study objectives.Salary 
is ~$23,000/year plus tuition and reduced-cost health care benefits. 
Qualifications: Applicants must have a B.A/B.S. in wildlife ecology, 
geography, biology or a related field. Experience with GIS, R 
statistical software, weather radars, and landbird migration biology is 
preferred. This position will not involve any field work. Strong 
quantitative skills and a strong work ethic are essential. To Apply: 
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the 
position is filled. Position is contingent on the award of pending 
funds. Please send application materials (resume, copies of transcripts, 
GRE scores, and contact information for 3 references) to Dr. JEFFREY 
BULER (EM: jbuler AT udel.edu), Department of Entomology and Wildlife 
Ecology, University of Delaware, 250 Townsend Hall, Newark, DE 19716. 
IMPORTANT. Due to the short application window, applicants must also 
submit a formal application for graduate school at the University of 
Delaware by December 1, 2014 (http://www.udel.edu/gradoffice/).

MS GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP IN WILDLIFE ECOLOGY at University of Delaware 
Website: http://sites.udel.edu/aeroecologyprogram/ Location: Newark, DE 
Duration: 2 years Job Type: Student Application Deadline: 12/01/2014 Job 
Description: Dr. Jeff Bulers Aeroecology Program at the University of 
Delaware has pending a two-year M.S. graduate research assistant 
position in Wildlife Ecology to begin spring semester 2015 (February 
2015). The position is to help conduct a study in collaboration with the 
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, MD to use weather 
radar observations to map the spatio-temporal patterns of landbird use 
of stopover sites during fall and spring migration within North Carolina 
over the last 20 years. The candidate will be expected to develop a 
thesis project within the purview of the current study objectives. 
Qualifications: Applicants must have a B.A/B.S. in wildlife ecology, 
geography, biology or a related field. Experience with GIS, R 
statistical software, weather radars, and landbird migration biology is 
preferred. This position will not involve any field work. Strong 
quantitative skills and a strong work ethic are essential. To Apply: 
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the 
position is filled. Position is contingent on the award of pending 
funds. Please send application materials (resume, copies of transcripts, 
GRE scores, and contact information for 3 references) to Dr. JEFFREY 
BULER (EM: jbuler AT udel.edu), Department of Entomology and Wildlife 
Ecology, University of Delaware, 250 Townsend Hall, Newark, DE 19716. 
IMPORTANT. Due to the short application window, applicants must also 
submit a formal application for graduate school at the University of 
Delaware by December 1, 2014 (http://www.udel.edu/gradoffice/).

PAID FIELD INTERNSHIP IN NUTHATCH BEHAVIOR at Tall Timbers Research 
Station. Location: Tallahassee, Florida. Duration: 10 weeks. Job Type: 
Seasonal. Job Description: PAID FIELD INTERNSHIP IN NUTHATCH BEHAVIOR to 
participate in a study of the behavioral ecology of the brown-headed 
nuthatch (Sitta pusilla) for 10 weeks from mid-February 2015 to mid May 
2015. 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. Pay: A weekly stipend of $245 and housing at Tall Timbers 
Research Station will be provided. Qualifications: Applicants should be 
physically fit and capable of being out in the woods for full field days 
(approximately 6:00 am  4:30 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 and 
experience, 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). 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. drivers 
license and a good driving record. 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 (EM: jcusick AT fsu.edu). Email Subject Line: 
BHNU Field Assistant Application Review of applications will begin on 
November 17, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled

VOLUNTEER ASSISTANTS needed for field study of Black-throated tits and 
Silver-throated tits in China at Beijing Forestry University, China. 
Website: http://www.luckytit.cn Location: Dongzhai National Nature 
Reserve, Henan province, China. Duration: 5 months. Job Type: Volunteer. 
Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 1 May 2015. Job 
Description: Volunteer assistants are needed for field study of the 
breeding biology and behavior of Black-throated tits and Silver-throated 
tits in the Dongzhai National Nature Reserve of central China. The 
project will start in January, 2015 and will last until the end of the 
breeding season (usually early June). Volunteers are welcome to join at 
any time during the project, but those who can stay longer (?4 weeks) 
are preferred. Main duties include mist-netting and banding 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 Chinese bird species of central China, 
and experience Chinese tradition and culture. Qualifications: 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 behavior, physically fit and be willing to work for long and 
irregular time in the field, and share rooms with team members. To apply 
and inquire, please contact (EM: Jin YU at yujin0819 AT qq.com). 
Please include a cover letter and a resume when applying. Together with 
the application, we appreciate it if the applicants could have ?2 
recommendation letters directly sent by references to the above email 
address.

SAGE-GROUSE FIELD ASSISTANTS at University of California Davis. Website: 
http://www.eve.ucdavis.edu/gpatricelli/ Location: Lander, WY. Duration: 
2 Months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 5. Application 
Deadline: 1 Feb 2015. Job Description: FIELD ASSISTANTS (5) needed 
approximately March 3  May 5 for investigations of the behavior and 
ecology of Greater Sage-Grouse near Lander, Wyoming and the scenic Wind 
River Range. The projects are part of a larger effort in Prof. Gail 
Patricellis lab at UC Davis to understand the environmental and social 
factors shaping sage-grouse display behaviors- see the following 
websites for more information (http://www.eve.ucdavis.edu/gpatricelli/) 
and (http://www.alankrakauer.org). Assistants will use video and audio 
recording technology to support an NSF-funded study of courtship 
dynamics and display plasticity on the lek. Duties include some or all 
of the following: maintaining camera and acoustic monitoring equipment, 
observation of basic courtship behavior and lek counts, GPS surveying, 
habitat characterization and vegetation sampling, capture of adult 
sage-grouse, radio-telemetry, data entry, and some computer and video 
analysis. Assistants will receive a total stipend of $1500 (~$750/mo) 
plus food and shared housing, but need to provide their own 
transportation to Lander and their own personal gear. Qualifications: 
Assistants must be flexible in their needs and comfortable living and 
working in close quarters in a remote field station, and able to work in 
adverse field conditions (mainly MUD, WIND and COLD). Work will be daily 
and primarily early in the morning, with afternoon and night work 
required as well. Applicants must have a valid drivers license, basic 
computer skills, and have participated in at least one field biology 
project in the past. Wilderness First Aid or First Responder, and 
previous experience/certification with off-road driving and/or ATVs is 
preferred but not required. Individuals with previous sage-grouse 
capture experience especially encouraged to apply. To Apply: Please send 
a single PDF containing a cover letter, resume, and contact info for two 
(2) references to: ALAN KRAKAUER, Department of Evolution and Ecology, 
University of California Davis, One Shields Avenue, 2320 Storer Hall, 
Davis, CA 95616, or preferably by email to (EM: ahkrakauer AT 
ucdavis.edu). The positions will remain open until filled, and review of 
applications will begin immediately.

VOLUNTEER (UNPAID) FIELD ASSISTANT on Hispaniolan Woodpecker behavioral 
ecology at Cornell University. Website: 
https://sites.google.com/site/joshlapergola/ Location: Piedra Blanca 
(near Jarabacoa), La Vega province, Dominican Republic. Duration: 6.5 
months. Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 4-5. Job Description: 
Field assistants (4-5) 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 6.5-month field season. Assistant 
duties will include (but are not limited to) nest-searching, assisting 
with bird capture and processing, nest monitoring, focal behavioral 
observations (including nest watches and foraging records), assisting 
with tree-climbing, color-band reading, and data entry. Assistants are 
needed to arrive between 26 and 28 January (though there is some 
flexibility with start date) and to remain until 13 August. Applications 
will be accepted until positions are filled. Job description: The 
Hispaniolan Woodpecker (Melanerpes striatus) breeds colonially and 
observations suggest the species demonstrates some form of cooperative 
breeding, where ?3 birds contribute care to a single brood. Little is 
known about the extent and form of cooperative breeding in this species, 
and fieldwork in the current field season will focus on describing the 
social organization of woodpecker colonies, attempting to answer such 
questions as: 1) How commonly do supernumary birds occur? 2) Do 
individuals simultaneously attend >1 nest? In addition, we will collect 
data to help answer questions about the costs, benefits, and 
consequences of group living and the operation of sexual selection in 
cooperative societies. Field research assistants will participate in 
data collection during an intensive 6.5-month field season. Assistant 
duties will include (but are not limited to) nest-searching, assisting 
with bird capture and processing, nest monitoring, focal behavioral 
observations (including nest watches and foraging records), assisting 
with tree-climbing, color-band reading, and data entry. 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 wont be disappointed. The workweek 
will typically be 6 days long in humid, mosquito-filled fields and 
forests, involving hiking 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 endemic and/or poorly known 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 islands other poorly 
known 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 
will take priority. Salary: Housing, drinking water, and 
research-related travel within the Dominican Republic will also be 
covered. Assistants will be required to cover their costs of 
transportation to/from the Dominican Republic, and assistants will have 
to cover their food expenses (~$30 USD per week). 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 6.5 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 3-4 other field assistant for the whole 6.5 
months; there is also the possibility of a local volunteer or two 
assisting with the project), 4) ability and willingness to work alone or 
jointly in the field and to work in an area where encounters with 
venomous invertebrates is a very 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), 
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. Spanish language competency is a big plus! Applicants 
must have a strong interest in field research as a possible or definite 
career goal (i.e., applying because youd like to see a tropical forest 
before going off to medical school is not something Im looking for). 
Additional Desired Skills: I am especially interested in having 1-2 
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 1-2 assistants with strong 
photographing skills to help collect and curate photographs. 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 2 references (ideally 
with some experience with how you work in a research/field context). 
APPLY ONLY IF YOU CAN PARTICIPATE FOR THE ENTIRE 6.5 MONTHS OF THE FIELD 
SEASON AND DO NOT REQUIRE A STIPEND. Contact: JOSHUA B. LAPERGOLA (EM: 
jbl96 AT cornell.edu).

SEASONAL POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN at Plateau Land & Wildlife Management, 
Inc. Website: http://www.plateauwildlife.com Location: Dripping Springs, 
TX. Duration: March 2 - June 26, 2015. Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 12 Dec 2014. Job Description: Plateau Land & Wildlife, Inc. is 
looking for a temporary highly skilled avian point-count technician to 
conduct surveys on privately owned land as a qualifying management 
activity for an existing wildlife management valuation. Typical work 
potentially requires extensive driving, navigating with a handheld GPS 
unit and maps, and hiking through rugged and remote country. The 
technician will also be responsible for monitoring Brown-headed Cowbird 
traps on select local properties. Other duties may include, but are not 
limited to: data entry, administrative tasks, and other limited wildlife 
management practices. Minimum work weeks are typically 20 hours, with 
the potential to work up to 40 hour weeks. Mileage will be reimbursed at 
56 cents per mile for trucks (preferred vehicles) and 50 cents per mile 
for cars. A typical work week consists of 40 hours Monday-Friday with 
the possibility of overtime. Qualifications: Applicants should have the 
following qualifications/experience: exceptional ability to identify 
birds of central Texas by song, call, and sight, experience navigating 
with a handheld GPS unit and maps, ability to hike in remote locations 
with potentially extreme temperatures and rugged terrain, excellent 
communication skills as there is potential interaction with landowners, 
and ability to work independently and with limited supervision. Strong 
organizational and field recording skills are desired. Must be able to 
pass a background check. A valid US drivers license and a strong work 
ethic are also necessary. To Apply: Please apply online at (URL: 
http://www.plateauwildlife.com/job-openings). Please attach cover 
letter, resume, and at least three references in one document in word or 
PDF format only. Application deadline is December 12, 2014, or until 
filled. Plateau Land & Wildlife Management, Inc. is an equal opportunity 
employer.

SIERRA NEVADA BIRD MONITORING at Point Blue Conservation Science 
(formerly PRBO). Location: Sierra Nevada, CA Duration: 27 April through 
7 August, 2015 (start and end date may be flexible, depending on 
experience). Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: up to 12 technician 
positions and 1-2 crew leaders . Application Deadline: 7 Dec 2014. Job 
Description: 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- and government-owned 44 vehicles. In 
addition to these duties, two technician positions based near Lake 
Almanor will assist with banding and extracting birds at two MAPS 
stations. Compensation: $2800/month for technician positions and 
$3200/mo for the crew leader positions with work vehicles provided. 
Housing will be secured at a rate of $300/mo. Field housing locations 
are near Lake Almanor, South Lake Tahoe and Shaver Lake, CA. 
Qualifications: Previous experience point counting multiple species by 
sight and sound is required, preferably in the Western US. All 
candidates must have the ability and physical fitness to hike and 
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 
three weeks of training. Crew leader candidates need previous 
supervisory experience. We require self-motivation, an enthusiasm for 
travel and camping, strong physical condition, 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 
abilities 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. 
drivers 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. 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 ALISSA FOGG (afogg at 
pointblue.org) and BRENT CAMPOS (bcampos at pointblue.org). In the 
subject line type: Sierra Bird Crew 2015. Only those qualified 
applicants who we desire to interview will be contacted starting 
December 1. Qualified candidates will be hired as they are identified.

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW  Seed Dispersal by Native Birds on Saipan, Mariana 
Islands at Colorado State University. Website: 
http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/employment-opportunities.html Location: 
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. Duration: 2 years. Job Type: Post-doc. 
Application Deadline: 8 Dec 2014. Job Description: This research 
position is part of a larger collaborative project between J. Savidge 
(Colorado State University), H. Rogers (Rice University, 
www.ecologyofbirdloss.org) and J. Tewksbury (University of Washington) 
aimed at restoring ecosystem function (specifically seed dispersal) to 
Guams forests. Virtually all native seed dispersers have been 
extirpated from Guam, largely due to predation by the invasive Brown 
Treesnake. We will be determining the impact of seed disperser loss and 
the potential for different dispersers, both native and non-native, to 
restore function to Guams forests. This 2-year position, based in 
Saipan, will focus on the potential role of 4 native avian frugivores 
(White-throated Ground-Dove, Mariana Fruit-Dove, Bridled White-eye, and 
Micronesian Starling) in restoring seed dispersal to Guams forests. 
These species are extirpated or nearly extirpated from Guam but still 
common on Saipan. The research aims to determine their diets and 
movement patterns to understand which tree species benefit from each 
bird species and predict the area over which an individual bird could 
provide seed dispersal services. The successful candidate will lead the 
experimental design and field data collection and have primary 
responsibility for analysis, presentation, and publication of the 
research. The incumbent will work collaboratively with others involved 
with the project and help supervise a field crew. 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. 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. Desirable: Experience in 1) Analysis of avian 
habitat use and movement patterns, 2) Radio-telemetry, 3) Avian seed 
dispersal, 4) Mist-netting and banding birds, and 5) Collaborative 
projects. Additionally, past experience supervising a field crew, and 
working in challenging conditions is desirable. To apply, upload a cover 
letter that includes how you satisfy the required and desirable 
qualifications and your research interests; curriculum vitae; 
transcripts from all universities attended (copies acceptable); relevant 
publications; and contact information for at least 3 professional 
references to the following address: 
http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/employment-opportunities.html. 
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to 
ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 
8, 2014. The anticipated start date is February or March 2015. For more 
information contact: Dr. JULIE SAVIDGE, (EM: julie.savidge AT 
colostate.edu, PH: 970 491-6510).

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS at University of Missouri-Columbia. Location: 
Black Hills and Bearlodge Mountains, South Dakota and Wyoming. Duration: 
3-4 Months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4. Application 
Deadline: 5 Dec 2014. Job Description: AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS (4) 
needed to aid in Masters research studying black-backed woodpecker 
abundance throughout the Black Hills and Bearlodge Mountains in South 
Dakota and Wyoming. Positions start March 1, 2015 and ends in mid-June 
2015. Technicians will walk transects to conduct point count surveys of 
black-backed woodpeckers and additional focal species throughout the 
Black Hills. Technicians will also conduct playback surveys, some 
vegetative surveys, and associated data entry. Shared field housing and 
work vehicles will be provided along with $10/hr. Point counts are 
located throughout the Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota and 
Wyoming, and as such, some travel and early mornings will be required. 
Qualifications: Applicants should be able to identify birds of the Black 
Hills, South Dakota by sight and sound (or able to learn prior to start 
date). Prior experience with avian point counts is preferred, but not 
necessary. Applicants should be physically fit with the ability to walk 
extensively over rough terrain and feel comfortable navigating with a 
handheld GPS. Applicants must be able to tolerate early mornings and 
work well in a small group and alone. Applicants should also possess an 
attention to detail, strong work ethic, and most importantly, a positive 
attitude. Must have a valid U.S. drivers license and able to pass 
criminal background check. To Apply: Interested applicants should send a 
cover letter, resume, and 3 references (as a single attachment) to LIZ 
MATSEUR (EM: eamatseur AT mail.missouri.edu) by December 5, 2014. 
Applications will be reviewed as received.

AVIAN CONSERVATION FIELD ASSISTANT at Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project 
Website: http://www.kauaiforestbirds.org Location: Kauai, Hawaii. 
Duration: 5 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2-3. 
Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2014. Job Description: SEASONAL AVIAN 
CONSERVATION FIELD ASSISTANT needed for work with the Kauai Forest Bird 
Recovery Project. Our project focuses on a variety of work with three 
endemic Hawaiian songbirds, the Akikiki, Akekee and Puaiohi that all 
inhabit the extremely wet, beautiful and rugged montane rainforest at 
located at ~4500ft on the island of Kauai. The position will focus on 
searching for endangered Hawaiian bird nests, conducting bird surveys, 
vegetation and habitat sampling, mist-netting and banding birds, and 
maintaining rat control grids. 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. Daily field conditions include hiking through dense 
forest in and along streams, often in rainy and chilly weather. 
Compensation is ~$1900/mo with limited use of project vehicles. Housing 
when not in the field will NOT be provided, but the Project will help 
coordinate a housing search among temporary field assistants and 
interns. 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. Mechanical and electronics 
skills and current First Aid and CPR certifications are a plus. Abundant 
enthusiasm for conserving Hawaiis native species (including the ability 
to control 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 a 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. Successful 
applicants must provide own travel to Lihue, Kauai and have a valid 
drivers license, and be legally eligible to work in the U.S. To Apply: 
Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2014 and will be 
reviewed as they are received. Required materials include a current CV, 
cover letter, and contact information for three references. Applications 
will only be accepted on-line at 
http://kauaiforestbirds.org/get-involved/employment1/. Applications will 
not be accepted by email.

MSC AND PHD OPPORTUNITIES IN ORNITHOLOGY at University of Lethbridge. 
Location: Lethbridge, Canada. Job Type: Student. Application Deadline: 
15 Dec 2014. Job Description: Researchers at the University of 
Lethbridge are seeking outstanding students interested in pursuing a 
graduate degree in focused on the behavior, genetics and/or physiology 
of birds. The University of Lethbridge has a strong research program in 
many fields of biology and a diverse group of researchers that are 
interested in recruiting outstanding MSc and PhD students for 2015. We 
offer MSc degrees in several fields as well as a specific PhD program in 
Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour. Graduate students are eligible for 
full funding packages through a combination of TA-ships and competitive 
internal scholarships, and are encouraged also to apply for external 
fellowships from a variety of Provincial and Federal sources. 
Opportunities also exist for collaborative projects among our 
researchers and with other institutions. Faculty members that are 
currently accepting graduate students include: Theresa Burg, Department 
of Biology (http://scholar.ulethbridge.ca/theresaburg/) Topics: 
Evolution, evolutionary ecology, population genetics, landscape 
genetics, speciation Methods: PCR, genotyping, sequencing. Field work is 
an important aspect of our research and preference will be given to 
applicants who have banding/ringing experience. Andrew Iwaniuk, 
Department of Neuroscience (http://scholar.ulethbridge.ca/iwaniuk/) 
Topics: evolutionary neurobiology, ornithology, comparative anatomy, 
animal behaviour Methods: immunohistochemistry, histology, stereology, 
micro-CT, behavioural analysis, fieldwork, comparative methods Drew 
Rendall, Department of Psychology (http://people.uleth.ca/~d.rendall) 
Topics: animal communication, social evolution, comparative cognition 
Methods: fieldwork, behavioral and acoustic analysis, psycho-acoustic 
experimentation, comparative methods Located in southern Alberta and 
very close to the Rocky Mountains, Lethbridge offers a sunny, dry 
climate, which is surprisingly mild for the prairies, excellent 
recreational amenities, especially for outdoor enthusiasts, and a 
reasonable cost of living. The University of Lethbridge is a top-ranked 
Canadian university that is home to several major research centres, 
including the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience and the Water 
Institute for Sustainable Environments as well as a field station in the 
Crown of the Continent region of the Rocky Mountains. Qualifications: 
BSc in Biology or related field for MSc applicants. MSc in Biology or 
related field for PhD applicants. To Apply: Contact the researchers 
listed above for more information or instructions on how to apply.

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE at Texas State University. Website: 
http://www.bio.txstate.edu/ Location: San Marcos, Texas. Duration: 2 
years. Job Type: Post-doc. Application Deadline: 5 Dec 2014. Job 
Description: A post-doc position is available to study the 
landscape-level habitat associations of Spragues Pipit and possibly 
other grassland birds wintering in Texas. Project will involve field 
surveying including development of new survey methodology. Locations 
throughout south and coastal Texas will be surveyed; some overnight 
travel required. Research will also involve analysis of pre-existing 
bird and land cover data. Qualifications: Applicant should have a Ph.D. 
degree by January 1, 2015. Preference is to hire someone with 
substantial experience in bird surveying and supervising of others in 
surveying activities. In addition, experience in managing and analyzing 
data from large databases is desired. To apply, email cover letter and 
CV to Dr. JOE VEECH (EM: joseph.veech AT txstate.edu). In cover letter, 
please include contact information for three professional references. 
Questions about the position should also be directed to this email 
address. Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon a 
criminal history background check. Texas State University is a tobacco 
free campus. Texas State is an EOE and a member of the Texas State 
University System. Apply by December 5, 2014. Position start date can be 
either January 1 or 15, 2015.

SEASONAL AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS (Bells (Sage) Sparrow) at Institute for 
Wildlife Studies (IWS). Website: http://www.iws.org Location: San 
Clemente Island, California. Duration: 5 months. Number of Openings: 2 . 
Job Type: Seasonal. Job Description: The Institute for Wildlife Studies 
(IWS) is seeking seasonal field biologists to work on the San Clemente 
Bells Sparrow Monitoring Program. The San Clemente Bells 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. These are 5-month 
positions beginning in February or 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) Territory spot-mapping, 
conducting area surveys, and re-sighting of color-banded birds; 3) Data 
management in Microsoft Access and Excel, and in ArcGIS; and, 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 who are committed 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 and possess (or be willing to acquire before the position 
starts) a valid U.S. drivers license. In addition, the Navy will 
perform a post-hire background check before issuing a base access 
credential. Individuals must have (or be willing to acquire before start 
date) a valid, U.S. drivers license. Applicants should be in excellent 
physical condition and be comfortable hiking alone for 35 miles with a 
3040 pound pack in steep, rocky, cactus-covered terrain and in 
temperatures ranging from 40100F. 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 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 (URL: http://www.iws.org). To Apply: To 
apply send a SINGLE file containing a combined 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. The announcement will be open until the 
positions have been filled.

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, WILDLIFE ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT at The 
Ohio State University, School of Environment and Natural Resources. 
Website: https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/59068 Location: Columbus, 
OH. Duration: Open Job Type: Professor. Application Deadline: 12 Dec 
2014. Job Description: We seek applicants for an assistant or associate 
professor in wildlife ecology and management. This is a full-time, 
9-month, tenure-track position in the School of Environment and Natural 
Resources (SENR). Competitive candidates for this position will 
demonstrate expertise in wildlife habitat relationships and the ability 
to work across vertebrate taxa and ecosystems. Applicants must also 
demonstrate their ability to apply ecological principles to conservation 
and restoration of wildlife populations and/or communities and their 
habitats, and contribute to the natural resource mission of SENR. The 
successful applicant will bring a strong, interdisciplinary perspective 
that complements existing expertise within the Forestry, Fisheries and 
Wildlife and Ecological Restoration Faculties in the School of 
Environment & Natural Resources. Likewise, the incumbent will be 
expected to work closely with wildlife management agencies to promote 
effective conservation of wildlife resources. The incumbent will develop 
an extramurally-funded, nationally-recognized research program, 
contribute to undergraduate instruction and advising in the Forestry, 
Fisheries and Wildlife and Natural Resources Management majors, provide 
graduate advising and instruction, and provide professional and 
university service. Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. with strong academic 
background in wildlife ecology or management, conservation biology, 
zoology, ecology, natural resources, or related field of study. 
Postdoctoral experience is preferred for those appointed as an assistant 
professor, but is not necessary. Full position description and 
qualifications at: https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/59068; Job no. 
403129. To Apply: Send a curriculum vita or resume and a letter of 
interest summarizing areas of expertise, research interests, teaching 
philosophy and experience appropriate to the position. Also send copies 
of three relevant publications or reports. Electronic submissions 
preferred. Arrange for three current letters of recommendation from 
qualified references. Recommendation letters and all application 
materials should be forwarded to: STAN GEHRT, Search Committee Chair c/o 
MARY CAPOCCIA School of Environment and Natural Resources 2021 Coffey 
Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210-1085 (PH: 614-292-8522; EM: wildlifecology AT 
osu.edu). Applications will be reviewed starting December 12, 2014, and 
continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS - Lance-tailed Manakin behavioral ecology in 
Panama at Florida State University. Website: http://bio.fsu.edu/duval/ 
Location: Isla Boca Brava, Chiriqui, Panama. Duration: 4 months Job 
Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 2-3. Application Deadline: 10 Dec 
2014. Job Description: VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS (2-3): behavioral 
ecology of lance-tailed manakins in Panama. Two positions are available 
15 Feb to 20 Jun 2015 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. Responsibilities will include resighting color-banded 
birds, daily maintenance of an automated 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 two-year-old (!) who will live and work on a remote 
island off of Panama's Pacific coast and share housing with close 
quarters, and can expect to have limited internet access and cell phone 
reception: experience working in isolated field settings and/or living 
in close quarters 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 years research 
team includes a 2-year-old child. Conversational Spanish ability is 
strongly preferred for this position. Assistants are required to pay 
their own round-trip airfare to Panama City, Panama, provide their own 
snake gaiters ($50-100 depending on selected brand), and complete online 
animal care and use training shortly after being hired. 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). 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, Florida State University Department of Biological Science, 
(EM: ehduval AT bio.fsu.edu). Please use the subject line Lance-tailed 
Manakin field assistant application. Review of applications will 
continue until positions are filled.

SENIOR ECOLOGIST/PROJECT MANAGER at Tetra Tech, Inc. Website: 
http://www.tetratech.com Location: Portland, OR. Duration: Open. Job 
Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2015. Job Description: 
Senior Ecologist/Project Manager - CES00000030 Tetra Tech, 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. has an immediate opportunity for a 
Senior Ecologist/Project Manager to support our established and still 
growing business areas. Preferred location for the position is either 
Portland, OR or Denver, CO, although working out of one of our many 
other offices in the Midwest or Western U.S. or elsewhere across the 
country would be an option for the right candidate. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND 
RESPONSIBLIITIES: Provide high level support to on-going projects 
addressing environmental concerns of renewable energy (wind power, solar 
power, geothermal), traditional energy, linear infrastructure (i.e., 
transmission lines and pipelines), and other types of projects 
throughout North America. Due diligence and permitting for energy 
projects may also include writing NEPA documents (environmental 
assessments [EAs] or environmental impact statements [EISs]), mitigation 
plans, habitat conservation plans (HCPs), eagle conservation plans 
(ECPs) and other documents required under the endangered species act and 
other environmental rules, regulations, and associated permitting. 
Support project development (i.e., work scopes, proposals and costs) 
and represent our clients in negotiations with regulatory agencies and 
promote a high level of technical competence in our work products. The 
position also provides the opportunity to manage projects. With more 
than 14,000 employees worldwide, 350 offices worldwide and 2.6 Billion 
revenue in FY 2013, Tetra Techs capabilities span the globe. We offer a 
competitive full range compensation package including; company 
subsidized medical and prescription coverage; company paid life 
insurance and long-term disability; 401 (k) with company match; 
educational reimbursement; employee stock purchase plan and so much 
more! 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 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: (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. Qualifications: EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND 
QUALIFICATIONS: MS or PhD degree in applicable field (i.e., 
environmental science/policy, natural resources planning, biology, 
ecology or geography, or a closely related discipline). Types of 
studies typically required for these projects include avian and bat 
surveys, habitat delineations, specialized studies for federal and state 
listed threatened and endangered species, and post-construction 
mortality studies. Minimum of 10 years of experience in working with 
commercial clients. Be a strong technical leader with established 
stakeholder relationships. Excellent interpersonal communication, oral 
presentation, and verbal and written communication skills. Strong 
strategic thinker, problem-solver, and technical report writer/editor. 
Excellent organizational and time management skills. Experience with 
environmental permitting related to bats and/or avifauna. A background 
in environmental consulting (or combination of agency/consulting or 
academic/consulting) is preferred. Please highlight any of the following 
skill sets in your resume and accompanying cover letter: Applied 
knowledge of ecological assessment, environmental impact analysis, 
environmental due diligence studies, natural/biological resources 
management, and habitat conservation planning. Knowledge of permitting 
processes at the federal and state levels. Technical skills as related 
to statistical tools for fatality estimation and risk assessment. 
Technical skills as related to birds, bats, prairie habitat, wetlands, 
fish, reptiles, and mammals. Demonstrated success in regulatory 
negotiations. Ability to review, synthesize, and interpret biological 
resources information. Experience with NEPA-compliant documentation 
(CE, BA, EA and EIS). Experience with ESA (Sections 7 and 10) 
requirements and USFWS consultation process, CWA (Sections 401 and 404) 
requirements and permit process, and other state-specific environmental 
regulations (i.e., CEQA-related EIR and MND in CA, SEPA in WA, and 
others). Experience with eagle take permitting under BGEPA, including 
the development of ECPs and ETP applications and negotiation of permit 
conditions. Demonstrated success in technical scope development, 
budgeting, and pricing projects. Examples of commitment to quality 
management, continuous improvement, and client satisfaction. Experience 
in team leadership, staff mentoring, project management, and 
client/business development. To Apply: If you are interested in joining 
our dynamic team, for immediate consideration please submit your resume 
to Tetra Tech, Inc., at (URL: 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.

AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS IN PA CERULEAN WARBLER STUDY at Arkansas State 
University. Website: http://www.sites.google.com/site/tboves/ Location: 
Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania. Duration: Early May until end 
of July. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 5. Application 
Deadline: 31 Dec 2014. Job Description: Avian field assistants needed 
early May  Aug 1 (2015) to study Cerulean Warblers in the forests of 
northern Pennsylvania (Allegheny National Forest and State Game Lands 
No.86). Assistants will search for and monitor Cerulean Warbler nests, 
re-sight color banded males, assist with target banding of adults, 
assist with radio-tracking fledglings, conduct point counts of all 
breeding birds in study areas, and measure vegetation characteristics. 
Qualifications: Previous nest searching experience is required, and 
those with a strong ability to locate canopy nests will be given 
preference. Preference will also be given to those with the ability to 
identify most eastern forest songbirds by sight and sound. Strong 
applicants will also have a passion for spending long periods of time 
observing and following birds, be physically fit and capable of working 
in a rugged forested setting (with steep slopes, rain, insects, etc.), 
and work well in teams. 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: DOUG 
RAYBUCK at Arkansas State University (EM: dwraybuck AT gmail.com).

PH D STUDENT at Simon Fraser University. Website: 
http://www.sfu.ca/biology/wildberg/ruff.html Location: Vancouver, 
Canada. Duration: 4 years. Job Type: Student. Application Deadline: 28 
Feb 2015. Job Description: I seek a PhD student whose research will 
advance our understanding of the mechanisms that maintain a stable 
genetic polymorphism in mating strategy and morphology among 3 types of 
male ruff sandpipers: agonistic territorials, cooperative associates, 
and female mimics. The principle research tool available is a pedigreed 
captive breeding population held at Simon Fraser University. Behavioural 
and physiological studies with this flock will complement concurrent 
collaborative genomic work identifying the exact loci controlling 
developmental differences between morphs. While fieldwork with wild 
populations would be possible if a clearly achievable goal were 
possible. Recent directions with the captive flock include: possible 
differential fitness effects of the morph alleles in males and females 
(intralocus conflict), sex allocation as a function of paternal morph, 
and mating with respect to genetic relatedness. Further background 
information and details on this project can be found from my webpage 
www.sfu.ca/biology/wildberg/lank.html. I will be happy to discuss 
specific potential projects with those applying for NSERC graduate 
awards. Qualifications: BSc or MSc. To Apply: Contact D. LANK (EM: dlank 
AT sfu.ca). See Department of Biological Sciences at Simon Fraser 
University web site.

PHD RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP IN TROPICAL AVIAN ECOLOGY at University of 
Wyoming. Location: Laramie, WY and Panama. Job Type: Student. 
Application Deadline: 30 Nov 2014. Job Description: I am seeking a 
student to conduct their PhD research beginning summer 2015 in the 
Department of Zoology and Physiology and Program in Ecology at the 
University of Wyoming. Opportunities exist to conduct research on a 
variety of topics in population/community ecology including, but not 
limited to, dispersal, reproductive behavior, demography, life 
histories, predation, and seed dispersal. The student will interact not 
only with people at Univ. of Wyoming, but also with the Smithsonian 
Tropical Research Institute. The candidate selected for this position 
will be provided with a 2 year assistantship that includes a tuition 
waiver and monthly stipend. Qualifications: Ideal candidate will possess 
either a B.S. degree in biology, wildlife ecology, natural resource 
management, or a related field and 2+ years of field experience or a 
M.S. degree in the above fields. Candidates must meet the minimum 
requirements of the University of Wyoming (min. GRE Score: 291 as of 
August 2011, or 900 if taken prior to August 2011, min. GPA: 3.0). 
Preference will be given to applicants with experience in writing 
manuscripts and in tropical avian ecology. Ability to speak Spanish is a 
plus. I am looking for a highly motivated individual that has the 
ability to develop an independent project and to conduct tropical 
research for up to 8 months/year. To Apply: Contact: Dr. COREY E. 
TARWATER (EM: coreytar AT mail.ubc.ca), University of Wyoming, currently 
at University of British Columbia. Please provide letter of interest, 
curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references familiar with 
your experience and qualifications. Review of applications will begin 
immediately and continue until Nov. 30th. The University of Wyoming is 
an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All 
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without 
regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or 
protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law 
and University policy. Please see (URL: 
http://www.uwyo.edu/diversity/fairness) We conduct background 
investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. 
Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the 
background check.

MS OR PHD ASSISTANTSHIP at Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology 
Department, The Ohio State University. Website: http://eeob.osu.edu/ 
Location: Columbus, OH. Duration: 3 years (MS) or 5 years (PhD). Job 
Type: Student. Application Deadline: 30 Nov 2014. Job Description: One 
MS or PhD student needed to study the hybrid zone between Greater and 
Lesser Prairie-Chickens in western Kansas. This hybrid zone is 
relatively recent, occurring due to a recent range expansion of Lesser 
Prairie-Chickens from southwest Kansas to northwest Kansas where Greater 
Prairie-Chickens naturally occur. Hybrids between the two species have 
been documented. Study questions may include: *Are these two species 
using different microhabitats for displaying or nesting? *Does nest 
success vary between the species? *Do males of the two species 
differentiate between intra- and interspecific females? *What is the 
behavior and mating success of the hybrids? Qualifications: Everyone 
considered. Minorities and fellowship-eligible (GPA>3.5, GRE 
average>85%) encouraged to apply. To Apply: The student will be a member 
of the Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology Department at The Ohio 
State University. EEOB includes 40 ecological faculty and over 70 
graduate students. EEOB guarantees accepted MS students 3 years of 
support and PhD students 5 years of support through fellowships or 
teaching assistantships. Deadlines are Nov 30 for international students 
and Dec 1 for domestic students. For more information about the 
department and application procedure see http://eeob.osu.edu/ For more 
information about the project, contact: Dr. JACQUELINE AUGUSTINE (EM: 
augustine.63 AT osu.edu).

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS: MASTERS IN BIOLOGY at Biology Department, 
College of William & Mary. Website: 
http://www.wm.edu/as/biology/graduate/index.php Location: Williamsburg, 
VA. Duration: 2 years. Job Type: Student. Number of Openings: annually 
3-4 for bird labs of 10 openings overall. Application Deadline: 1 Feb 
2015. Job Description: We offer a two-year research-intensive Masters 
program where ornithology students are supported by teaching 
assistantships and full tuition waivers. For many students, getting a 
Masters in two years and writing publications and grants before applying 
for a highly competitive Ph.D. program or job is a very attractive 
option. We have a great track record of our recent MS students going on 
to excellent PhD programs and professional positions. We would greatly 
appreciate it if you circulated this message to any talented senior 
undergraduates or recent grads you know who: are thinking about 
graduate schools but may not be quite ready to apply to a high-profile 
Ph.D. program, or see a terminal research-MS as the best option for 
their career path. With a low student-to-faculty ratio (approximately 
8-10 new students each year with 23 full-time faculty) we can offer an 
intimate and highly personalized research and education experience. 
Also, our graduate students often work closely with and mentor 
undergraduates, offering numerous informal teaching and personal 
development opportunities. Multiple professors work on bird ecology, 
including Profs. Cristol, Leu, Swaddle, Saha, Bradley and Watts. Read 
about advisors here: 
http://www.wm.edu/as/biology/people/faculty/index.php Qualifications: 
Bachelors degree in biology or related field. Strong interest in avian 
ecology. Relevant research experience very helpful. Must take general 
GRE test before applying. To Apply: First contact potential graduate 
advisors. Then apply online at 
http://www.wm.edu/as/biology/graduate/apply/index.php

ESTUDIANTE DE DOCTORADO (ECOLOGA INVERNAL DE GORRIONES DEL GNERO 
AMMODRAMUS) At Universidad Autnoma De Nuevo Len. Location: Monterrey, 
Nuevo Len, Mxico Duration: 3 aos. Job Type: Student. Job Description: 
El Laboratorio de Biologa de la Conservacin de la Facultad de Ciencias 
Biolgicas de la Universidad Autnoma de Nuevo Len, cuenta con una 
vacante para un estudiante de Doctorado que desarrolle un proyecto sobre 
la densidad, supervivencia y rango hogareo de la poblacin invernal de 
los gorriones Ammodramus savannarum y A. bairdii en el rea Prioritaria 
para la Conservacin de Pastizales Valle Colombia (norte de Coahuila), 
durante dos temporadas invernales (2015-2016 y 2016-2017). Adems 
explorar la forma en que estas variables se asocian con la composicin, 
estructura y cobertura de la vegetacin. El estudiante elegido se 
incorporar a un grupo de investigacin sobre aves residentes e 
invernantes de pastizal del Desierto Chihuahuense que incluye el trabajo 
conjunto con el Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory. Qualifications: Adems 
explorar la forma en que estas variables se asocian con la composicin, 
estructura y cobertura de la vegetacin. El candidato ideal deber haber 
completado su grado de Maestra en Ciencias o afines y tener experiencia 
e inters en la ecologa de aves de pastizal. Se requiere experiencia 
con manejo de redes y anillamiento, medicin y determinacin de patrones 
de muda y edad en aves, conocimiento de ecologa cuantitativa y 
estadstica y manejo bsico de SIG. Experiencia con radio-telemetra 
deseable pero no indispensable. El candidato elegido debe cumplir los 
requisitos para el programa de Doctorado en Ciencias con acentuacin en 
Manejo de Vida Silvestre, el cual se encuentra en el Padrn de 
CONACYT(www.fcb.uanl.mx/posgrado/). To Apply: Candidatos interesados, 
enviar CV actualizado y carta de inters al correo: (EM: i.ruvalcaba.o 
AT gmail.com).

RADIO-TELEMETRA CON AVES DE PASTIZAL INVERNANDO EN COAHUILA,VOLUNTEER 
at UNIVERSIDAD AUTNOMA DE NUEVO LEN. Location: Valle Colombia, 
Coahuila, Mxico. Duration: Mnimo un mes, entre entre el 15 de enero y 
el 15 de marzo de 2015. Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 4. Job 
Description: Las responsabilidades incluyen buscar aves mediante 
telemetra, muestreos de vegetacin, y recopilacin y captura de datos. 
Este trabajo requiere das largos en el campo en un clima adverso (fro 
y en ocasiones viento y lluvia). Los medios de comunicacin son 
limitados, y el pueblo ms cercano se encuentra a 2 horas en automvil. 
Qualifications: Estudiar o haber estudiado biologa, ecologa o una 
carrera afn e inters en las aves de pastizal. Se les cubrir 
hospedaje, alimentacin y traslado desde la Cd. de Monterrey Nuevo Len 
(o equivalente) To Apply: Para mayor informacin contactarme e 
interesados enviar su CV con referencias profesionales a (EM: 
i.ruvalcaba.o AT gmail.com).

RADIO-TELEMETRA CON AVES DE PASTIZAL INVERNANDO EN COAHUILA, SEASONAL, 
at Universidad Autnoma De Nuevo Len. Location: Valle Colombia, 
Coahuila, Mxico. Duration: 3 meses (15 de diciembre al 15 de marzo 
2014). Ms capacitacin del 5 al 10 de diciembre en Janos, Chihuahua, 
Mxico. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Job Description: 
Estamos buscando un tcnico lder y un tcnico de campo y voluntarios 
para ayudar a la Universidad Autnoma de Nuevo Len en un proyecto de 
sobrevivencia invernal y uso de hbitat en gorriones del gnero 
Ammodramus. El estudio se realizar en el Rancho Valle Colombia, dentro 
del rea Prioritaria para la Conservacin de Pastizales (GPCA, por sus 
siglas en ingls) Valle Colombia en el norte de Coahuila. Las 
responsabilidades incluyen buscar aves mediante telemetra, muestreos de 
vegetacin, y recopilacin y captura de datos. Este trabajo requiere 
das largos en el campo en un clima adverso (fro y en ocasiones viento 
y lluvia). Los medios de comunicacin son limitados, y el pueblo ms 
cercano se encuentra a 2 horas en automvil. Remuneracin: Dependiendo 
de sus aptitudes, para el tcnico de campo: hasta $13,750.00 pesos 
mensuales y transporte al sitio desde la ciudad de Monterrey. Para el 
tcnico lder hasta: $15,000.00 mensuales ms transportacin al sitio 
desde la ciudad de Monterrey, N.L. Se proveer de hospedaje rstico en 
el Rancho Valle Colombia. Qualifications: Aptitudes preferentes para el 
tcnico de campo: Estudiar o haber estudiado biologa, ecologa o una 
carrera afn. Experiencia con identificacin de aves de pastizal y 
plantas del Desierto Chihuahuense, as como una buena capacidad 
auditiva. Experiencia con GPS y paquetes de Microsoft Office (Excel, 
Access). Los aplicantes deben ser capaces de seguir instrucciones, tomar 
decisiones y saber cmo comunicarse con su equipo de trabajo. Tambin 
estas personas deben ser capaces de vivir en situaciones comunales 
(compartir habitacin, cocina). Aptitudes preferentes para el tcnico 
lder: Adems de las aptitudes anteriores, deber contar con experiencia 
en el manejo de aves capturadas mediante redes de niebla y en anillado, 
toma de datos morfomtricos estndar, incluyendo grasa, patrones de muda 
y edad. Experiencia con ArcMap y capacidad de comunicacin con un 
coordinador general del proyecto, as como la coordinacin de 2 tcnicos 
de campo y voluntarios. To Apply: Para mayor informacin contactarme e 
interesados enviar su CV con referencias profesionales a (EM: 
i.ruvalcaba.o AT gmail.com).


Subject: Bird Jobs -- November 19, 2014
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:37:29 -0500
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M.S. or Ph.D. ASSISTANTSHIP, Ecology and Habitat Use of Wild Turkeys  
University of Illinois, Champaign, IL. Funding is available for a 
graduate student to conduct research on the ecology and habitat use of 
Wild Turkeys in Illinois in association with forest management. The 
project will involve capturing hen turkeys during the winter and 
attaching GPS radio transmitters to them to allow for modeling 
relationships between survival, habitat use and habitat characteristics 
at multiple spatial scales. The study will lead to a M.S. or Ph.D. in 
the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (http://nres.illinois.edu), 
and includes a tuition waiver and competitive graduate assistantship 
(stipend). The research is being conducted in close collaboration with 
scientists at the Illinois Natural History Survey and scientists and 
land managers at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The 
successful candidate is expected to begin in January 2015, or sooner if 
possible. Qualifications: Candidates should have completed a B.S. degree 
in Wildlife Ecology, Natural Resources, Zoology, or a related field. 
Competitive GPA and GRE scores 
(http://nres.illinois.edu/graduate/future/apply) are desirable, as are 
field experience and supervisory experience. An interest in wildlife 
ecology and conservation, the ability to work independently and as a 
team member, and the capability to conduct field work under adverse 
conditions, are necessary. Experience with techniques to capture and 
handle turkeys, radio telemetry, habitat evaluation, and GIS would be 
valuable, but are not required. Graduate Assistantship: M.S. 
~$1,900/month; PhD ~$2,000/month. To apply: Submit by 30 November 2014 a 
letter detailing your interest and suitability for the position, 
curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, 
and unofficial transcripts and GRE scores to: Dr. JEFF HOOVER, Illinois 
Natural History Survey, 1816 S. Oak St., Champaign, IL 61820 (EM: 
j-hoover AT illinois.edu (email applications preferred)

HAWKCOUNTER needed to conduct the full-season spring raptor migration 
count at Bradbury Mountain State Park in south-central Maine from 15 Mar 
 15 May, 2015. Applicants must be adept at identifying eastern hawks, 
falcons, and eagles at a distance. Ability to identify non-raptor 
species helpful, though not a requirement. This site is popular with 
birding and non-birding visitors, so good communication skills are a 
must, along with an enthusiasm for repeatedly answering, How do you 
know youre not counting the same birds? Expect some cold, windy, and 
slow days early on, with busy days of Broad-winged Hawks as the season 
progresses. A stipend of $1375/month will be provided, plus free 
housing. Counter must be able to provide own transportation for the 
3-mile commute between the count site and housing. Please send cover 
letter, resume, and 3 reference contacts to JEANNETTE and DEREK LOVITCH 
at (EM: freeportwildbird AT yahoo.com), or Bradbury Mtn Raptor Research 
Project, Freeport Wild Bird Supply, 541 US Route One, Suite 10, 
Freeport, ME 04032. Open until filled.

WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES TECHNICIAN -- Louisiana Department of Wildlife 
and Fisheries (LDWF) is looking to hire a Wildlife and Fisheries 
Technician. Location: White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WLWCA), 
Gueydan, LA. LDWF is an equal opportunity employer. Drug screen and 
background check are required. This Technician position is responsible 
for assisting with maintenance, monitoring, and management/research 
projects associated with the LDWF White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area 
(WLWCA) and the Whooping Crane Reintroduction Project. This position 
will have a great deal of interaction with the public in the form of 
private landowner meetings, lottery hunting and fishing activities, 
educational activities, ecotourism and corporate business functions. In 
the absence of a higher level of supervisory authority, this position 
will oversee and review the work of lower level technicians and will 
assign tasks as needed. Moderate to strenuous physical exertion is 
required for such activities as climbing, lifting objects over 50 
pounds, crouching or crawling in restricted areas and occasionally 
working out of boats in inclement weather. 50% Whooping Crane 
Reintroduction Project Duties: **Assists with management and husbandry 
of reintroduced whooping cranes. Duties may include conducting husbandry 
activities at the release pen (i.e., providing food for cranes, 
monitoring crane health status, etc.), assisting with banding, and 
working with crane biologist to capture cranes for transmitter 
replacement. **Conducts research and monitoring of reintroduced whooping 
cranes. This may include driving and traveling to distant sites, 
downloading and interpreting location data from GPS satellite 
transmitters, collecting habitat data, and conducting behavioral 
observations. **Assists with education and outreach activities related 
to the project. This may include giving presentations and talks, 
attending local festivals and events, meeting with private landowners 
about the project, and writing updates for the project website. 
**Conducts the maintenance of project boats, vehicles, equipment, and 
release pen site. 50% White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area Duties: 
**Assists with maintenance and management at the White Lake Wetlands 
Conservation Area, including the Birding and Nature Trail. Some of the 
responsibilities include mowing, clearing brush, opening trails, 
maintaining public viewing areas, and maintaining facilities. **Assists 
with repair of light farm equipment, ATVs, boats and other equipment as 
needed. Incumbent participates in minor construction and repair projects 
that may include basic carpentry, plumbing, and electrical tasks. 
**Assists with biological data collection for projects related to WLWCA, 
the Mermentau Basin, or other LDWF approved projects. Collects and 
compiles data on species behavior, land use, forage preference, and 
other essential information. Uses GPSs, vessels, off-road vehicles, 
binoculars, cameras, traps, and field identification tools to safely 
collect data and monitor the property. Incumbent may participate with 
the collection and harvest of alligator eggs and wild alligators. 
Incumbent must also maintain nesting box structures for a wide variety 
of bird species. Assists with management and control of nuisance species 
on WLWCA. **Assists with all operations necessary to conduct waterfowl 
hunts at White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area. Operates sporting clay 
course and skeet range for group hunt or public guests. Assists with 
public lottery hunts, group hunts, birding groups, school groups and 
other ecotourism and education activities. Assists with maintenance of 
lodge facilities and equipment necessary for conducting waterfowl hunts. 
Monitors special use permits for activities associated with the White 
Lake Wetlands Conservation Area and collects data on fishing/hunting 
harvest. **Responsible for assisting with miscellaneous duties such as 
purchasing items, filing monthly activity reports, timesheets, assisting 
with the inventory and attending various meetings of the local community 
as a representative to the Department. Incumbent may also serve as 
contact for school, civic and youth groups by hosting guests. Incumbent 
meets regularly with other Division personnel and supervisors to discuss 
ongoing projects associated with a specific area of assignment. The pay 
range is between $8.93-$15.00/hr. The actual salary is dependent upon 
experience and skill level. Paid sick and vacation time are earned as 
you work. This employee will have the option to select State Health, 
Dental, and Vision Insurance. Enrollment into the State Retirement 
System is mandatory. All applications must be submitted online through 
the Louisiana Department of State Civil Service website 
(http://www.civilservice.louisiana.gov). If you have any questions, 
contact SCHUYLER DARTEZ (PH: 337-536-9400 Ext. 2  if necessary, leave a 
message with contact information). Deadline for applications is 
Wednesday 13 Nov 2014. Your application must be submitted online through 
the Louisiana Civil Service website by 13 Nov 2014 for you to be 
considered for an interview.

AVIAN/RAPTOR ECOLOGIST  H. T. Harvey & Associates is a premier 
ecological consulting firm based in California and Hawaii. For over 40 
years, H. T. Harvey has created ecologically sound solutions to our 
clients complex natural resource challenges. We have an immediate 
opening in our Los Gatos headquarters for a wildlife ecologist with 
particular expertise in ornithology, especially raptor ecology, 
conservation, and management. Applicants should have a strong academic 
background, including at least a MSc degree (PhD preferred) in wildlife 
ecology, ornithology, or a related field; broad ecological knowledge and 
familiarity with the flora and fauna of western North America, 
especially California; solid experience conducting and coordinating 
wildlife/ornithological field studies, including involvement in raptor 
trapping, banding, and/or nest monitoring; and strong quantitative and 
technical writing skills. Preferred candidates will have experience 
developing monitoring plans and conducting field studies and biological 
resources evaluations associated with renewable-energy development in an 
ecological consulting context. Specific familiarity with biological 
components, impacts analysis, regulatory and permitting requirements, 
and documentation facets of CEQA/NEPA projects, Section 7 and 10 
consultations, bird and bat conservation strategies, and eagle 
conservation plans is desirable. The ideal applicant will have 24 years 
of post-graduate experience conducting and coordinating relevant field 
studies, managing and analyzing resulting databases, and preparing 
technical documents. Good general communication and personnel management 
skills are essential. H. T. Harvey & Associates is a growing company 
with an energetic, forward-thinking approach. We offer an excellent 
salary and benefits package and an employee-focused work environment. 
Our employment package includes medical, dental, and life insurance, and 
a 401K with a generous employer match. More information about H. T. 
Harvey & Associates and our areas of expertise can be obtained at 
http://www.harveyecology.com. Interested candidates should respond by 
emailing your cover letter, resume, transcripts, salary requirement and 
references to (EM: personnel AT harveyecology.com) and reference 
Avian/Raptor Ecologist Position in the header, or mail/fax application 
to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Avenue, 
Building D, Los Gatos, CA 95032. (FX: 408-458-3210). H. T. Harvey & 
Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities, 
disabled and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

M.S. RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP-- Monitoring success of translocation of 
Greater Prairie-Chickens in Illinois  Organization: University of 
Illinois, Champaign, Illinois. Deadline: 20 December 2014. Funding is 
available for one (1) masters-level graduate student to conduct 
research and monitor the success of Greater Prairie-Chicken 
translocations in Illinois. The project will involve assisting the 
capture and translocation of 100-200 Greater Prairie-Chickens from 
Kansas to central Illinois. A portion of the translocated birds will be 
fitted with radio transmitters to allow for monitoring of their 
survival, assimilation into the Illinois population, and breeding 
success. Special attention will be paid to brood-rearing hens and their 
habitat use. Monitoring of birds will continue year round to document 
mortality and dispersal when possible. Additional information regarding 
habitat use will be collected and used to develop habitat models useful 
for land managers. The study will lead to a M.S. in the Department of 
Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of 
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (http://nres.illinois.edu), and includes a 
tuition waiver and competitive graduate assistantship (stipend). The 
research is being conducted in close collaboration with scientists at 
the Illinois Natural History Survey and scientists and land managers at 
the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, particularly Prairie Ridge 
State Natural Area near Newton, Illinois. The successful candidate is 
expected to begin starting sometime in January-March 2015 (January 
preferred). Qualifications: Candidates should have completed a B.S. 
degree in Wildlife Ecology, Natural Resources, Zoology, or a related 
field. Competitive GPA and GRE scores 
(http://nres.illinois.edu/graduate/future/apply) are desirable, as are 
field experience and supervisory experience. An interest in endangered 
species management, grassland ecology and conservation, the ability to 
work independently and as a team member, and the capability to conduct 
field work under adverse conditions, are necessary. Experience with 
techniques to capture and handle grouse-like birds, radio telemetry, 
habitat evaluation, and GIS would be preferred, but not required. 
Graduate Assistantship: M.S. ~$1,900/month. To apply: Submit a letter 
detailing your interest and suitability for the position, curriculum 
vitae, names and contact information for three references, and 
unofficial transcripts and GRE scores by the deadline of 20 December 
2014 to: Dr. WENDY SCHELSKY, Illinois Natural History Survey, 1816 S. 
Oak St., Champaign, IL 61820 (EM: Schelsky AT illinois.edu  email 
applications preferred).

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS - SHOREBIRD RESEARCH, Broome, Western 
Australia Website: http://www.awsg.org.au/index.php Duration: Friday 6th 
February 2015 to Saturday 28th February 2015 (3 weeks). Group: 
Australasian Wader Studies Group, a special interest Group of BirdLife 
Australia. CONTACT: mintons AT ozemail.com.au Location: Broome and 80 
Mile Beach, Western Australia. Application Deadline: 31 December 2014. 
Job Type: Self-funding Volunteer. Job Description: AWSG NWA Shorebird 
and Tern Expedition 2015  A series of special expeditions has taken 
place over the years to undertake comprehensive long-term studies of the 
waders (shorebirds) and terns in N.W. Australia. A further major N.W. 
Australia Wader and Tern Expedition will take place from: Friday 6th 
February to Saturday 28th February 2015. The timing of the tides means 
that in 2015 the expedition needs to begin on a Friday and end on a 
Saturday. Participants are of course still welcome to arrive early or 
stay afterwards if they wish, but please would all persons plan to 
participate in the full expedition. This document is intended to provide 
relevant information to prospective participants. A large number of 
people (25-28 ideally) will be needed if a satisfactory team is to be 
available throughout this 3-week period. You are strongly encouraged to 
come and take part. CONTACT: mintons AT ozemail.com.au Objectives: The 
fieldwork program will, as usual, principally consist of regular banding 
and appropriate counting of waders and terns at two locations (Broome 
and 80-Mile Beach, Western Australia). This year additional effort will 
again be put into scanning for leg flags and colour bands, particularly 
at 80 Mile Beach. The specific objectives of this Expedition are: *To 
obtain an estimate of the relative breeding success in the 2014 Arctic 
breeding season of all the main species of migratory waders. This is 
achieved by measuring the proportion of juveniles in catches. *To catch 
additional samples of species which are less frequently caught in NW 
Australia, e.g. Black-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, Grey Plover, Greenshank, 
Oriental Plover, Eastern Curlew, Little Curlew, Oriental Pratincole. *To 
continue the program of putting individually lettered/numbered yellow 
leg flags on all the main medium/large migratory wader species caught at 
Broome and, several species at 80 Mile Beach. This is to facilitate the 
collection and calculation of survival rate data in the future and to 
enhance the information obtained from flagged birds seen overseas. 
Methods: Birds are caught using a cannon net. Some mist-netting may be 
involved if weather conditions permit. A bird banding permit is not 
required as banders holding permits will be present to supervise 
volunteers. A love of being outdoors is essential and an ability to 
tolerate tropical conditions. Up to 10 hours are spent in the field in 
any one day. There is a lot of sitting around and waiting for the birds 
to be in the right place for catching at high tide. Please note the area 
is remote, Broome is a small town and we will be staying at an outback 
station that is 250km from the nearest town. Itinerary: The itinerary 
for the 3-week period will be forwarded on application. This can be 
summarized as; Broome/Roebuck Bay: 7 days. 80 Mile Beach/Anna Plains: 10 
days. Travel between locations: 2 days. Rest day: 2 days. Costs: 
Participants will be responsible for the costs of traveling to join or 
leave the expedition at Broome or 80-Mile Beach. When in N.W. Australia 
costs for participants will be:-a) a charge of AUD $37 per day to cover 
the cost of food, gas, laundry, other consumable items (black-powder, 
electrical fuses, engraved flags etc.) and other equipment costs/ 
overheads; b) a charge of AUD $280 per week for local transport costs 
(hire of 4WD, fuel, servicing of vehicles); c) camping or accommodation 
costs at Broome Bird Observatory, (paid direct to BBO). [Accommodation 
bookings should be made directly with the BBO; a deposit may be required 
(PH: +61 8 9193 5600; EM broome AT birdlife.org.au)]. d) use charge at 
Anna Plains of AUD $10 per person per day (expedition will pay to 
station on your behalf but we need to cover the cost). We hope to be 
able to use one of the buildings/lawns at the Anna Plains homestead as 
our base (as usual). The above charges (a) and (b) and (d) are collected 
at the start of the visit by the expedition treasurer. Cash or 
Australian cheques are equally acceptable (no credit cards or travellers 
cheques). It is also possible to pay by bank transfer (Contact CLIVE 
MINTON for details). BBO accepts cash, credit cards or direct debit for 
charges under item (c) above (a small surcharge applies to credit card 
payments). Travellers cheques can be cashed at the local Westpac bank 
in Broome (fees apply). All participants, other than local residents, 
will be expected to be full members of the team, residing at the one 
location. Self catering is not permitted. Travel: Broome is easily 
reached by air from Perth and Darwin. Flights from Melbourne, Adelaide 
or Sydney usually go via Perth during February. Connections from 
Queensland (Brisbane or Cairns) usually go via Darwin or Perth. Buses 
also run from Perth and Darwin. People are strongly encouraged to come 
for the whole period of three weeks. This maximizes efficiency with 
everyone becoming fully integrated into the team. It maximizes enjoyment 
and benefits, and enables everyone to contribute as well as to learn. It 
also leads to a more effective team if changes in personnel are minimal. 
Although the expedition will formally start on a Friday (Feb 6th) 
participants are welcome to arrive earlier. The main briefing for the 
team will take place that evening. Would all participants please ensure 
that the expedition leaders are aware of your specific arrival and 
departure details well in advance (contact names are at the front of 
this document). All airline or bus travelers will be met on arrival at 
Broome airport. BBO is 25 km away from Broome. For a brochure on the 
expedition please contact: CLIVE MINTON (EM: mintons AT ozemail.com.au).

SEASONAL AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGIST  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 5-month positions beginning in February or 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: ** Nest searching and monitoring; ** 
Behavioral observation and color-band re-sighting of wild and captive 
shrikes; ** Releasing captive-origin shrikes, and providing supplemental 
food to captive and released shrikes; ** Cage construction and 
maintenance; ** Trapping and banding (depending on permitting 
qualifications) nestling and adult shrikes; ** Data management in 
Microsoft Access and Excel, and in ArcView GIS; and, ** Day-to-day 
upkeep of the field station and IWS equipment. Qualifications: We are 
seeking enthusiastic biologists with strong field work and research 
backgrounds who are committed to conservation and applied ecology. This 
position requires patience and sharp observation skills using spotting 
scopes and binoculars. 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, 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 35 
miles with a 3040 pound pack in steep, rocky, cactus-covered terrain 
and in temperatures ranging from 40100F. 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 (http://www.iws.org). 
Compensation: Approximately $2,200/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 via twin-engine propeller 
planes flying out of the Naval Base Coronado in San Diego. Off-island 
accommodations and food are not provided, but off-island accommodation 
options include hotels, camping, or short-term apartment sharing with 
other biologists. Application Procedure: 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: stahl 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.

WATERFOWL FIELD RESEARCH TECHNICIAN POSITION  Position dates: Start 
(negotiable) February 1, 2015. End date June 30, 2015 (very high 
potential to be extended until October 31, 2015 pending additional 
funding). Position description: Collection of data for a long-term 
demographic study of Wood Ducks in Fallon, Nevada (approximately 1 hour 
east of Reno). Additional information about project available at: 
http://nevadawaterfowl.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/2012-report.pdf 
Duties / Responsibilities: 1) Weekly nest searching - 450 nesting boxes 
need to be checked and maintained every Saturday. Technician will lead 
volunteer effort each Saturday (~5 volunteers weekly). Mid-March through 
mid-July. 2) Monitoring nest success - Following weekly nest searches, 
technician will monitor active nests weekly to follow nest fates, 
capture and mark incubating hen, collect genetic data, and affix webtags 
to all ducklings until all nests hatch (late July). 3) Capture of 
non-nest box individuals - Maintain and bait rocket net sites and 
floating traps throughout entire project period. 4) Resighting of marked 
individuals - Attend sites where marked individuals exit water to roost 
or feed and record marked individuals throughout entire project period. 
Usually accomplished by sitting in blind with a telescope. 5) Data entry 
is to be entered on a weekly basis. 6) Potential to work on a variety of 
other waterfowl projects is high. Provisions: Technician will be a 
seasonal hire through the University of Nevada Reno. Housing and work 
vehicle will be provided by US Fish & Wildlife Service through a 
volunteer agreement. $1500/month salary. Desired skills: Completion of a 
4 year degree in wildlife or related field, experiencing in collecting 
nesting data, and experience in handling waterfowl. Most importantly, 
extremely personable as all work is conducted on private lands, and 
experience in handling waterfowl. Application materials and contact: 
Please send in one document: potential start date, resume, and phone 
numbers and emails for 3 references to BEN SEDINGER (EM: bsedinger AT 
gmail.com) by 31 December 2014. This is a cooperative project among 
Nevada Department of Wildlife, Nevada Waterfowl Association, U.S. Fish & 
Wildlife Service (Region 8 Migratory Birds Program and Stillwater 
National Wildlife Refuge), and the University of Nevada Reno.

MAPS BANDERS-IN-CHARGE IN CANADA: Open to Canadian and U.S. Citizens 
only. Owl Moon Environmental Inc. (OMEI; www.owlmoon.ca) together with 
the Institute for Bird Populations (IBP; www.birdpop.org) are seeking up 
to six Banders-in-Charge (BIC), each to establish and operate a network 
of six 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 1st through August 9th, 2015. Successful applicants MUST 
have advanced skills in mist-netting, bird banding, ageing and sexing of 
landbirds in the hand, ability to identify birds by song and call, and 
operation of a banding station in order to obtain a CWS bird-banding 
subpermit. NABC certification and previous experience with the MAPS 
protocol would be very useful assets. A completed Bachelors degree (or 
equivalent) in biology, ecology, environmental science, or zoology (or 
equivalent) will be necessary for U.S. citizens to meet requirements for 
entry into Canada. Successful candidates will lead a crew of 2-3 banders 
and will supervise, guide, and provide advanced training to Assistant 
Banders on bird-banding skills, and aging and sexing of birds. 
Demonstrated leadership skills, attention to detail, adherence to safety 
requirements, and tolerance of long field days that begin before dawn, a 
tolerance of sometimes-difficult field conditions, and an ability to 
supervise and maintain a healthy team atmosphere in the field are 
required. BICs will adhere to safety and industrial site requirements 
for working in this region. BICs will be employees of OMEI, and will 
receive payment of between CA$3,500 and CA$4,250 per month, depending on 
experience and field housing arrangements. BICs 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 for use by 
each crew; a clean drivers abstract (driving record) will be required 
as part of the application process. No health or other benefits beyond 
those described herein will be included. Applications must be received 
by 2 January 2015 and must include a cover letter, resume and the name 
and contact information of three persons as references. To apply or 
receive further information please contact LAUREN HELTON (EM: lhelton AT 
birdpop.org).

MAPS ASSISTANT BANDERS IN CANADA: 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 up to 
six Assistant Banders, each to assist in the establishment and operation 
of a network of six 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 1st through 
August 9th, 2015. Completion of a Bachelors degree in biology, ecology 
or zoology, prior banding experience, and the ability to identify birds 
by call 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 for use by each crew; 
a clean drivers 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 be received by 2 
January 2015 and must include a cover letter, resume, and the name and 
contact information of three persons as references. To apply or receive 
further information please contact LAUREN HELTON (EMN: lhelton AT 
birdpop.org).

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - GLOBAL CHANGE ECOLOGY Position Announcement # 
0001-5086; Requisition # 0906992, Location: Department of Wildlife 
Ecology and Conservation, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences 
(IFAS), University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida . Salary: 
Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience. Review Date: For full 
consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials 
by 15 December 2014. The position will open until a viable applicant 
pool is determined. Duties and Responsibilities: This position is a 
12-month tenure-accruing appointment available in the Department of 
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Institute of Food and Agricultural 
Sciences, at the University of Florida. The appointment will be 40% 
teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences) and 60% research 
(Florida Agricultural Experiment Station). The successful candidate will 
develop an internationally recognized teaching and research program that 
addresses global change impacts on wildlife and biodiversity. Duties 
will include: (1) teaching an innovative, state-of-the-art undergraduate 
course that provides a foundation in the concepts and tools of global 
change ecology and its effects on behavior, ecology and population 
dynamics of wildlife; (2) teaching a graduate course that integrates 
quantitative, theoretical, and field approaches to address wildlife 
management and conservation in a global change context; and (3) 
developing and supporting a rigorous, internationally recognized 
research program focusing on how large-scale, natural and anthropogenic 
drivers of change (e.g., climate, sea-level rise, biological invasions, 
diseases, fire regimes, pollution, land-use transformation, human 
population growth and sociopolitical factors) affect wildlife diversity 
in Florida, the Southeastern US, and abroad. The successful candidate 
will engage in scholarly activities related to instruction, including 
teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses, advising and mentoring 
undergraduate and graduate students, participating in curriculum 
revision and enhancement, seeking funding for the teaching program, 
supervising undergraduate and graduate research and creative work, 
publishing teaching-related scholarship, producing learning tools, and 
engaging in professional development activities related to teaching and 
advising. Faculty are encouraged to support and participate in the CALS 
Honors Program, distance education, and international education. 
Position assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the 
department. Because of the IFAS land-grant mission, all faculty are 
expected to be supportive of and engaged in all three mission 
areas-Research, Teaching and Extension-regardless of the assignment 
split specified in the position description. Qualifications: Candidates 
must possess a doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in wildlife 
biology, ecological or biological sciences, or related natural resources 
discipline; evidence of scholarship and depth of knowledge in global 
change ecology; experience and willingness working with resource 
agencies and stakeholders; and commitment to teach and inspire 
undergraduate and graduate students while promoting a diverse 
educational and professional work environment. Postdoctoral experience 
is desirable. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and 
written communication, interpersonal relationships, and procurement of 
extramural funding. Candidates must also have a commitment to IFAS core 
values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability. 
Employment Conditions This position is available 1 July 2015, and will 
be filled as soon thereafter as an acceptable applicant is available; 
specific start date is negotiable. Compensation is commensurate with the 
education, experience, and qualifications of the selected applicant. 
Nominations: Nominations are welcome. Nominations need to include the 
complete name and address of the nominee. This information should be 
sent to the address below. For further information and to apply, please 
see the announcement at http://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/58734 . Application 
Information: Individuals wishing to apply should go online to 
http://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/58734 and submit: **Application, **Cover 
letter that states applicant's interest in the position and 
qualifications relative to the credentials listed above, **Curriculum 
vitae, **Statement of research and teaching/mentoring philosophies 
(4-page limit total - attach as 'Other Document'), **Names and contact 
information for at least 3 references, **Official transcripts showing 
receipt of the doctoral degree should be sent to: Please refer to 
Requisition # 0906992, Dr. BILL GIULIANO, Chair, Search and Screen 
Committee, University of Florida, Department of Wildlife Ecology and 
Conservation, P.O. Box 110430, Gainesville, FL 32611-0430 (PH: 
352-846-0552 FX:352) 392-6984 EM: docg AT ufl.edu). Final candidate will 
be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon 
hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of 
"Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education 
institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by 
a professional credentialing service provider approved by National 
Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be 
found at http://www.naces.org/ . The University of Florida is an Equal 
Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and 
inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in 
accord with the provisions of Florida's 'Government in the Sunshine' and 
Public Records Laws. Persons with disabilities have the right to request 
and receive reasonable accommodation.

BLACK RAIL SURVEY TECHNICIANS (2) - The South Carolina Department of 
Natural Resources (DNR) plans to hire two seasonal technicians to survey 
black rails and other marsh birds during the spring and summer of 2015. 
Positions will begin between mid-March and early April and will end in 
July. The eastern subspecies of the black rail appears to be one of the 
most imperiled birds in the eastern United States, however more 
information about their habitat needs, distribution, and abundance is 
needed to guide conservation actions. We are looking for two highly 
motivated people with prior marsh bird survey experience to help 
determine the distribution of black rails in coastal South Carolina. 
Extensive night work (dusk to dawn) will be required. RESPONSIBILITIES 
will include: planning survey routes, conducting nocturnal call-response 
(playback) surveys for black rails and other secretive marsh birds, 
operating small boats and 4-wheel drive vehicles in remote areas, 
surveying vegetation, and data entry. Salary: $10 per hour, 40 hours per 
week (housing provided). LOCATION: The DNR office and many of the survey 
sites are located in the ACE Basin of South Carolina, a spectacular 
undeveloped area that was recently featured in the National Geographic 
Magazine. The ACE Basin offers a variety of excellent birding and 
outdoor recreational activities. Shared housing at a wildlife management 
area will be provided. The office where the technicians will be based is 
located in Green Pond, SC (Donnelley Wildlife Management Area). 
Walterboro is the closest town, and Charleston is approximately an hour 
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. (Please also see announcement for South 
Carolina DNR Wading Bird Technician. A total of three technicians may be 
hired. There may be opportunities for technicians to participate in both 
projects, including handling wood stork chicks and participating in 
aerial surveys.) QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should be proficient at 
identifying marsh birds by sound and sight, have an excellent work 
ethic, a positive attitude about working at night and in hot, buggy 
conditions, and be in good physical condition. Required skills and 
qualifications include: previous breeding bird survey experience, 
Bachelors degree in biology or a related field, valid US drivers 
license and good driving record, and professionalism when interacting 
with people from different backgrounds. Prior experience operating a 
small boat is also highly desired. Applicants should be self-motivated 
and able to work independently and as part of a team. The technicians 
will represent DNR while working with private landowners and property 
managers, so excellent communication skills are essential. Information 
about black rails: 
http://www.ccbbirds.org/what-we-do/research/species-of-concern/blackrail/, 
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/swap/supplemental/birds/blackrail2015.pdf. TO 
APPLY: Please send a cover letter describing previous experience 
surveying secretive marsh birds and specific dates of availability, a 
resume/CV, and contact information for three references to CHRISTY HAND 
(EM: handc at dnr.sc.gov) by December 10, 2014. Applications will be 
reviewed as they are received and the positions may be filled prior to 
the deadline.

WADING BIRD TECHNICIAN - The South Carolina Department of Natural 
Resources plans to hire one seasonal technician to assist with the 
Wading Bird Program during the spring of 2015. The position will begin 
in early March and end in late July. We are looking for a highly 
motivated person who is willing to work a flexible schedule that often 
varies from day to day. Some night and weekend work will be required. 
Salary: $10 per hour, 40 hours per week (housing provided). 
Responsibilities will include: counting/estimating birds (wood storks, 
egrets, herons, etc.) and nests during aerial surveys from a small 
plane, canoeing through swamps (with snakes and alligators) while 
counting wading bird nests, climbing trees and capturing chicks for 
banding, monitoring individual wading bird nests throughout the season, 
hours and hours of dotting (counting with computer software) bird nests 
from aerial photos, and entering and proofing data. Aerial surveys are a 
major component of the program, so the technician must be able to fly in 
a small plane comfortably and must be able to estimate the number of 
birds and nests during flights. We plan to band wood stork nestlings 
this year, and the technician will need to climb cypress trees from a 
canoe to capture chicks. The technician will also assist with other 
research projects, including marsh bird (black rail) surveys, as time 
permits. LOCATION: The DNR 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 DNR 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. (Please also see announcement for South Carolina DNR 
Black Rail Technicians. A total of three technicians may be hired and 
housed together, and there will be opportunities for all technicians to 
participate in both projects.) Website: 
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/species/wadingbirds/. Qualifications: 
Applicants should have a strong interest in avian research, an excellent 
work ethic, a positive attitude about working in hot, buggy conditions, 
and be in good physical condition. Required skills and qualifications 
include: Bachelors degree in biology or a related field, valid US 
drivers license and good driving record, the ability to enjoy being in 
a small, hot, circling plane for hours, and professionalism when 
interacting with people from different backgrounds. Prior experience 
surveying wildlife from a small plane, field work experience and 
familiarity with Microsoft Excel, Access, and ArcGIS are desired. 
Rock/tree climbing experience would also be helpful. Applicants should 
be self-motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team. 
The technician will represent DNR while working with private landowners, 
so excellent communication skills are essential. TO APPLY: Please send a 
cover letter describing previous experience with field research and 
specific dates of availability, a resume/CV, and contact information for 
three references to CHRISTY HAND (EM: handc at dnr.sc.gov). Applications 
will be reviewed as they are received, and the position may be filled 
prior to the deadline.

SUPERVISING BIOLOGIST (WILDLIFE)  Department of Environmental 
Management. Division: Fish and Wildlife. Opening Date/Time: Sat. 
11/15/14 12:00 AM Eastern Time. Closing Date/Time: Mon. 11/24/14 11:59 
PM Eastern Time. Salary: $32.01 - $36.20 Hourly; $58,256.00 - $65,881.00 
Annually. Pay Grade: 0030A. Job Type: IFPTE Local 400 (DEM) (120) Name 
of Bargaining Unit Union: IFPTE Local 400 (DEM) (120) Location: Great 
Swamp Management Area, West Kingston, Rhode Island. Scheduled Work Days; 
Hours of Work: Monday-Friday or as work priorities indicate 35 Hours 
Non-Standard -- (5 Consecutive days of at least 7 consecutive hours 
each, exclusive of unpaid lunch periods). Work Week: Non-Standard. 
Assignment(s)/Comments: POSITION REPOSTED - Previous Applicants Need Not 
Reapply. Job #: 1732-10100-295. Print Job Information | Apply. Class 
Definition Benefits Supplemental Questions. GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: 
In the area of Wildlife Management, to plan, supervise, review and 
evaluate the work of a staff engaged in carrying out a comprehensive 
environmental program; to perform administrative and advanced research, 
and participate in the training of subordinates; and to do related work 
as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the administrative 
direction of the Division Chief and Deputy Chief (Wildlife) with 
considerable latitude for the exercise of technical and administrative 
judgment; work is reviewed through conferences and submitted reports. 
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Plans, coordinates, supervises and reviews the 
work of biologists of varying levels, and others engaged in the program. 
Illustrative Examples of Work Performed: In the area of Wildlife 
Management:**To plan, supervise, review and evaluate the work of 
professional personnel and support staff engaged in carrying out a 
comprehensive environmental program.**To perform administrative and 
advanced technical work in the assigned program.**To plan and supervise 
difficult scientific research on various species and their habitat, 
including collection and statistical analysis of biological data.**To 
coordinate and supervise the research activities of assigned 
professional employees.**To coordinate research and management programs 
with personnel in other divisional sections and programs.**To assist the 
Deputy Chief (Wildlife) in planning programs, preparing budgets, writing 
contracts, purchasing, personnel management, records maintenance, and 
inventory control.**To be responsible for developing work procedures in 
the use and care of scientific equipment.**To provide technical 
assistance and recommendations to resource user groups and regulatory 
agencies relative to the conservation and management of the states fish 
and wildlife resources.**To conduct special resource planning studies as 
assigned. **Periodically, to reinvestigate assignments reported by 
subordinates to determine the effectiveness of work methods, techniques 
and recommendations.**To participate in in-service training programs for 
subordinates and specialized training for various agencies.**To prepare 
correspondence and reports concerning program activities.**To submit 
recommendations to the Division's Deputy Chief relative to research and 
management programs, including proposals for changes in laws and 
regulations.**To serve as liaison for the division with various federal, 
state and local agencies relative to program activities.**To prepare 
comprehensive analysis of development proposals relative to their 
environmental impact.**To give testimony in court and before the 
legislature as an expert witness for the state.**To serve on legislative 
committees as requested by the Division Chief.**To assist in planning 
for the acquisition and development of new management areas.**To develop 
short and long term programs and goals which would address the needs of 
the state's environmental resources.**To provide expertise to local 
communities concerning proposed development which may affect 
environmental quality.**To work closely with law enforcement personnel 
on the state and federal level in matters relating to the management and 
conservation of resources. **To do related work as required. Required 
Qualifications for Appointment: KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND CAPACITIES: A 
thorough knowledge of advanced principles, practices, methods and 
techniques of the biological sciences for Wildlife Management and the 
ability to apply such; the ability to plan, supervise and review the 
work of subordinates engaged in the Wildlife Management program; the 
ability to train such personnel to perform assigned duties effectively; 
the ability to prepare scientific reports relating to the program 
containing findings, analyses, conclusions and corrective 
recommendations; the ability to establish and maintain effective working 
relationships with superiors, subordinates, and the general public, as 
well as the community and federal and state officials; and related 
capacities and abilities. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Education: Such as 
may have been gained through: graduation from a college of recognized 
standing with a Bachelor's Degree in the specialization of Wildlife 
Biology; or one of the biological sciences; and supplemented by 
successful completion of courses at the graduate level in the area of 
Wildlife Management; and Experience: Such as may have been gained 
through: employment in a responsible supervisory capacity involving the 
effective performance and application of advanced professional wildlife 
biological work. Or, any combination of education and experience that 
shall be substantially equivalent to the above education and experience. 
Supplemental Information: The function of this position is to plan, 
supervise, review and evaluate the work of professional biologists, 
field operations staff, secretarial, and seasonal research employees 
engaged in carrying out comprehensive Wildlife Management programs; to 
coordinate research and management programs with personnel internally 
and externally (e.g., Federal Government, NGOs, constituents, general 
public); to work closely with law enforcement personnel on the state and 
federal level in matters relating to the management and conservation of 
resources as authorized in RIGL Title 20. Extensive supervisory and a 
background in high-level wildlife biological sciences is required. Must 
have excellent organizational and communications skills, and 
demonstrated ability to work with partnerships. Agency: State of Rhode 
Island Website: http://www.apply.ri.gov Address : One Capitol Hill, 
Providence, Rhode Island, 02908. TO APPLY PLEASE VISIT: 
http://www.apply.ri.gov

SEASONAL FIELD BIOLOGISTS  The University of Illinois seeks 12 Seasonal 
field biologists to fill the following four positions: Warbler 
Biologist, Vireo Biologist, Cowbird Biologist, and MBTA Biologist. 1) 
Warbler Biologists (5 people) will monitor the endangered Golden-cheeked 
Warbler from 23 February to 05 June. 2) Vireo Biologists (3 people) will 
monitor the endangered Black-capped Vireo from 4 March to 26 June. 3) 
Cowbird/Vireo Biologist will implement trapping and euthanizing of 
Brown-headed Cowbirds and monitor the endangered Black-capped Vireo from 
23 February  26 June. 4) MBTA biologists (3 people) will locate and 
monitor nests of species covered under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act 
from 23 February to 14 August. All work will occur at Fort Hood Military 
Reservation in central Texas. The primary tasks for the Warbler and 
Vireo Biologists will be to sight color-banded birds, locate and monitor 
nests, delineate territories, conduct distance sampling surveys, mist 
net and band birds. The Cowbird Biologist will implement trapping and 
euthanizing of Brown-headed Cowbirds (50% of time) and work as a Vireo 
Biologist (50% of the time). The MBTA biologists will locate and monitor 
nests of species covered under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to ensure 
they are not disturbed by range management or construction activities. 
MBTA biologists will also work part-time as Warbler Biologists. Workers 
in all four positions will be expected to keep extensive records, follow 
detailed protocols, navigate using a GPS and map, complete and verify 
data forms, and maintain field equipment including a vehicle. Each 
position will receive training in mist-netting, banding, nest finding, 
off-road driving, and navigation. Previous experience with any of these 
activities is a plus. Pay for all positions is $13.00/hour. Workers must 
provide their own housing and transportation to work; however, a list of 
local housing will be provided upon selection. Work may exceed 40 
hrs/week and include weekends. All hours worked beyond 40/week will be 
compensated via overtime pay. Each applicant should be in good physical 
condition, have good hearing, and be able to see the full spectrum of 
colors. A Bachelors degree in a related field is required. Work starts 
before sunrise and involves walking in a hot-sunny environment with 
chiggers, fire ants, cacti, snakes, and poison ivy. However, one can 
expect to be submerged among a colorful variety of birds and 
wildflowers. Applicants must have a valid drivers license and a good 
driving record. To apply, e-mail cover letter, resume and contact 
information for 3 references to (EM: 2015forthoodbirds AT gmail.com). 
ONLY ONE application is required to apply for any one or all four of 
these positions. However, please include the name of the position (or 
positions) you are applying for in the cover letter and subject line of 
email. The application deadline is 22 December but positions will be 
offered as qualified applicants apply  so apply early.

SEABIRD FIELD SUPERVISOR (1)  Needed from early May to August for a 
long-term monitoring study of seabirds (primarily Atlantic Puffins, 
Razorbills, Common and Arctic Terns, and Common Murres) on Machias Seal 
Island, New Brunswick. Primary duties include bird capture (box trap, 
mist-net, treadle trap, hand), banding, taking morphometric 
measurements, alphanumeric band resighting, productivity monitoring, 
feeding observations, predator control, and data entry. The supervisor 
will also be responsible for daily scheduling, as well as weekly reports 
to the principal investigator. Desired qualifications: Applicants should 
be positive, hard-working, and enthusiastic, and able to reliably work 
independently as well as in a team. The ability to meticulously collect 
and enter data is essential. Excellent communication skills are desired, 
as scheduling must balance the needs of long-term monitoring and the 
projects of graduate students. Previous supervisory experience is 
preferred, particularly with seabirds. Canadian citizenship or residency 
is an asset. Pay is approximately $5000 CAD for the summer with food and 
lodging provided. To apply, please document your relevant experience in 
a cover letter, and send a resume and three references to LAUREN SCOPEL 
(EM: scopella13 AT gmail.com) by January 15, 2015. Applications will be 
reviewed as they are received, so an applicant may be hired before the 
deadline. Applicants may also be considered for a technician position. 
For more information, please visit 
http://www.unb.ca/research/alar/msi-seabirds/index.html

SEABIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN (1-2)  Needed from early May to August for a 
long-term monitoring study of seabirds (primarily Atlantic Puffins, 
Razorbills, Common and Arctic Terns, and Common Murres) on Machias Seal 
Island, New Brunswick. Primary duties include bird capture (box trap, 
mist-net, treadle trap, hand), banding, taking morphometric 
measurements, alphanumeric band resighting, productivity monitoring, 
feeding observations, predator control, and data entry. Desired 
qualifications: Applicants should be positive, hard-working, and 
enthusiastic, and able to reliably work independently as well as in a 
team. The ability to meticulously collect and enter data is essential. 
Previous field experience is preferred, particularly with seabirds. 
Canadian citizenship or residency is an asset. Pay is approximately 
$5000 CAD for the summer with food and lodging provided. To apply, 
please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to LAUREN 
SCOPEL (EM: scopella13 AT gmail.com) by February 15, 2015. Applications 
will be reviewed as they are received, so an applicant may be hired 
before the deadline. For more information, please visit 
http://www.unb.ca/research/alar/msi-seabirds/index.html

HUDSONIAN GODWIT FIELD RESEARCH TECHNICIANS at the Cornell Lab of 
Ornithology. Web address: http://rosejswift.weebly.com Location: 
South-central, AK. Duration: 3 months. Job type: Seasonal. Job 
description: Volunteer field assistants for ongoing study of the 
breeding ecology of Hudsonian Godwits in Beluga, Alaska. Duties include 
searching for and monitoring nests, surveying potential nest predators, 
collecting invertebrate and habitat data, and data entry. 
Qualifications: Applicants with experience and/or skills in capture and 
handling, resighting color-banded birds, radiotelemetry, and behavioral 
observations are preferred but not required. Additional qualifications 
include passion for field work, strong work ethic, excellent 
communication skills, and an ability to work outdoors in all weather 
conditions and in remote bear country. Applicants must be enthusiastic, 
in excellent physical condition and willing to bike miles each day to 
get to field site and then hike through a bog in hip boots. Ability to 
work both independently and as part of a team for long hours in, 
sometimes, difficult field conditions is a must. Positions include 
flights to and from the field site, housing, and food. The experience is 
designed to be one of total immersion six days per week, and provides 
the necessary training needed for those interested in applying to 
graduate school. Positions start late April and end mid- to late-July. 
For more information see: rosejswift.weebly.com Positions: 3-4 
Application Instructions: Please send a cover letter, resume and at 
least three references (with contact information) by email with the 
subject line HUGO Field Assistant to ROSE SWIFT (EM: rjs484 AT 
cornell.edu). Please send application materials as a SINGLE DOCUMENT. 
Application review will begin immediately and will continue until all 
positions are filled. Application deadline: 15 Feb 2015.

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT  If you love birds, wildlife, conservation, and 
Alaska (not necessarily in that order), and you have a gift for raising 
funds, Audubon Alaska seeks a Director of Development. S/He is 
responsible for the oversight, planning, and implementation of a 
comprehensive fundraising program that secures significant financial 
resources from individuals, foundations, and corporations to support 
Alaska's conservation goals. S/He will work with the Executive Director 
to fulfill other key functions, including budgeting, strategic planning, 
recruiting new staff members, enhancing board functions, advising on 
board recruitment, and other activities related to organizational 
readiness and effectiveness. We are looking for someone who has an 
entrepreneurial spirit and has had success building or enlarging 
fundraising programs. Must have the ability to work independently and to 
set and achieve benchmarks, as well as having excellent organizational 
and communication skills. The position is full-time with benefits, 
located in Anchorage, and the salary is competitive. Audubon is a 
federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer. A full job 
description is available upon request from ROBYN LANGLIE (EM: rlanglie 
AT audubon.org), or see: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2247/director-of-development/job?mode=view&mobile=false&width=900&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false 



FIELD BIOLOGIST INTERNS needed late April (exact date TBD)  August 3, 
2015, to survey birds by point counts in Mt. Rainier, Olympic, and North 
Cascades National Parks in Washington. 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. 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). 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 DOT org, URL: 
http://www.birdpop.org/Interns/WPM15.htm) Electronic submissions are 
preferred; if that is not possible please call or email to obtain 
appropriate mailing address.

LIFE NET RESERVE MANAGER(S) POSITION: Las Tangaras Nature Reserve, 
Mindo, Ecuador  Life Net seeks a capable couple with backgrounds in 
wildlife management, property management, ecotourism, conservation 
biology, or related fields to steward and live at Reserva Las Tangaras, 
a private cloud-forest protected area in western Ecuador. An 88-day 
commitment is typical due to the readily available visa of 90 days. 
Longer service is an option, but stewards must to obtain appropriate 
visas on their own. The next opening is scheduled for June 15 - 
September 12, 2015. Applicants with skills in leadership, nature 
interpretation, and field biology are preferred along with those handy 
with carpentry, home repairs, and applied natural area stewardship 
skills. Managers maintain trails, signs, make repairs and maintain the 
reserve cabin and its water system. They sustain small organic gardens 
and a native tree orchard, and further work by previous managers in 
conservation research, ecotourism promotion and services, and outreach 
to the local community. Las Tangaras is a 49-hectare natural area and 
its main purpose is to provide habitat for native plants and animals, 
while protecting them from illegal hunting and collecting. As a buffer 
property on the edge of the Mindo-Namibillo Bosque Protector, Reserva 
Las Tangaras provides additional habitat for wildlife at elevations 
typically deforested for agriculture, and more recently, from 
development for poorly regulated tourism. At Las Tangaras we encourage 
light levels of visitation by bird-watchers, nature enthusiasts, 
photographers, and conservation biology researchers/students. 
Contributions from visitors partially sustain the reserve. Managers 
should be capable with: 1. Hosting nature-oriented guests and visitors; 
2. Maintaining all trails on the reserve and entrance bridge; 3. 
Improving trail(s) and signage from Nambillo Road to Las Tangaras (with 
local landowner's permission). 4. Sustaining gardens and orchards, 
including and doing tree planting to attract birds and for human use. 5. 
Writing monthly and final reports, doing basic financial accounting, 
recording data; 6. Managing and contributing to a blog, completing Excel 
data sheets, and doing emails regularly. Life Net seeks well-educated, 
mature, very physically fit, and responsible couples with strong 
interests and/or educational backgrounds in reserve management, nature 
conservation, tropical ecology, birding, sustainable agriculture, 
ecotourism, environmental education (all or some) to steward the very 
bio-diverse nature reserve. The reserve is an incredible place to live, 
and research and photographic opportunities abound. Life Net monitors 
and researches bird communities, and managers, visiting scientists, and 
students continue to describe plants, insects, hummingbird community 
dynamics, avian community structure in different forest types, and avian 
indicator species in mature tropical montane forest. Duties also 
include, reserve improvements and stewardship, care of trails, marking 
of trails, water system upkeep, septic system upkeep, managing mule 
transport of gas tanks, maintenance of a large cabin, care and use of 
tools, equipment, research materials, doing accounting and inventories, 
and upkeep of a small library. Options exist to earn additional income 
by providing meals and guide services for visitors. Qualifications 
include ability to communicate well in Spanish, one person with a 
university degree in a topic related to the position, related 
experiences with wilderness biology field work in the tropics, interests 
in research and nature interpretation, experience with guiding nature or 
birding tours, simple bio-regional living experiences, wilderness, leave 
no trace camping ethics, carpentry, plumbing, and building skills, 
financial management experience, business sense, etc. Next position 
begins June 15, 2015. Send cover letter, resume, and 3 easily 
contactable references to Dr. DUSTI BECKER (EM: dbecker AT 
lifenetnature.org).
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NORTH AMERICAN BANDING COUNCIL (NABC) CERTIFICATION SESSION  The Toucan 
Ridge Ecology and Education Society (T.R.E.E.S) is scheduling a North 
American Banding Council (NABC) certification session for landbirds at 
its field station in the Maya Mountains of Belize. We will be offering a 
Bander level workshop of 8 candidates, with an additional Trainer level 
for those who have already completed their NABC Bander certification or 
wish to do both in the same session. The Bander session will be between 
the 26th of November and 1st of December 2014. Trainer certifications 
will be between the 1st and 3rd of December 2014. NABC manuals are 
available from the NABC website at 
http://www.nabanding.net/bander-resources/. Reservation deadline is Oct. 
21 or until full. For more information visit 
http://treesociety.org/nabc-banding-workshop-in-belize-2014/ or for 
registration contact us at (EM: info AT treesociety.org or mcharette AT 
treesociety.org)

PATUXENT WILDLIFE RESEACH CENTER DIRECTOR  The U.S. Geological Survey, 
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD is recruiting for the 
Center Director. PWRC is the premier research center in the fields of 
Quantitative Analysis and Structured Decision Making, Migratory Bird 
Monitoring and Research and Endangered Species Research and Recovery. 
This position manages a budget of approximately $17 million and staff of 
100+ Federal Employees. Applicants should have strong research 
background and publication history in Wildlife Biology. 
http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/ The Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Director 
vacancy is open until November 3rd at the following links: 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/382512200 ATL-2014-0989 
DEU-Open to all US Citizens 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/382507800 ATL-2014-0988 Merit 
Promotion-Open to Current Federal Employees

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS LANDBIRD PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS FIELD ASSISTANTS for the 
CHARLES DARWIN FOUNDATION - Organization: Charles Darwin Research 
Station. Location: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Duration: 3 months from 
mid January 2015, but volunteers staying longer will be preferred. Job 
Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 1. Application Deadline: 15th 
November 2014, but positions will be covered as soon as suitable 
candidates are found. Job Description: Volunteers needed with interests 
in avian conservation biology. The assistants will get involved in the 
following activities of the Galapagos Landbird Conservation Plan: 
Collaborate with the Vermillion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) 
ecology study, which takes place mainly in the highlands of Santa Cruz; 
Help the main investigator to determine the population status of the 
Galapagos Martin -Progne modesta- (Carry out surveys through its 
distribution area, visiting the main representative habitats; Help 
determining the causes of its limited population); Help developing new 
control methodologies for the Smooth-billed Ani (Crothophaga ani), with 
the collaboration of rangers from the Galpagos National Park; 
Collaborate with the Galapagos Flycatcher (Myiarchus magnirostris) 
Nestbox Project, which takes place at the Barranco -Charles Darwin 
Research Station- (Checking the boxes; Follow up of the breeding biology 
of the species whenever the boxes are occupied; Help in the banding of 
the breeding pairs); Participate in the bird census that will take in 
the different islands of the archipelago; Participate, whenever 
necessary, in the Mangrove Finch Project, Philornis Project, and other 
projects of the FCD. Stipend: This is volunteer position. Accommodation 
can be found at the Charles Darwin volunteer house (fee of 7 USD per 
night). The work schedule is typically Monday-Friday, with the weekends 
off. Volunteers must pay for their transportation to Galpagos. 
Qualifications: Volunteers should be hard working, responsible, very 
enthusiastic and patient. Previous experience with fieldwork, preferably 
with birds, is valuable. You must also be able to get along well with 
others and be fit, able to hike in harsh terrains. Bird identification 
skills and bird banding experience are a plus. Bachelor or Biology 
students will be given preference. To Apply: To apply please send an 
email containing the application form and attachments to Dr. JAVIER 
COTN (EM: javier.cotin AT fcdarwin.org.ec) Application form and 
instructions can be found at: 
http://www.darwinfoundation.org/en/about-us/careers/volunteers/ For more 
information about Charles Darwin Foundation, please visit 
http://www.darwinfoundation.org/ or friend us in Facebook! 
https://www.facebook.com/darwinfoundation



PHD OPPORTUNITY IN ISLAND BIOGEOGRAPHY  Hakai Institute and Simon 
Fraser University. Description: I am looking for a PhD student to join 
my research group in new collaborative study that is being established 
by the Hakai Institute (hakai.org.) This research program aims to link 
theories of island biogeography with ecosystem subsidies on 100 islands 
along the central coast of British Columbia, Canada. The student will 
examine how nutrients from the sea, including seaweed, affect the 
community ecology of breeding birds. This project will benefit from 
complementary studies by other researchers examining plants, mammals, 
and insects at the same sites. The ideal candidate will have completed 
an MSc in avian ecology, with experience censussing breeding birds by 
sight and sound. Other helpful skills include banding and vegetation 
surveys. This is a remote and beautiful region, accessible by powerboats 
and kayaks from the Hakai Institute. So physical fitness, experience 
working under rugged conditions, and a perpetually positive attitude 
will be important. Students will benefit from the collegial atmosphere 
of both the Hakai Institute and the Earth to Ocean Research Group at 
Simon Fraser University. The first field season will be in the spring of 
2015. Qualifications: You must have an MSc in avian ecology, strong 
publications, and an ability to identify birds by sight and sound. I am 
also looking for strong quantitative skills and interest in advancing 
general theory. Experience banding birds and operating boats would be 
helpful. This project will require attention to safety and strong 
teamwork, organizational, and leadership skills. If you dont like 
getting wet, camping, clambering around forests and shores, working on 
and around the sea, or bears and wolves, this PhD is not for you. To 
Apply: Please send a letter explaining why this project interests you, 
including relevant experience and skills, along with your CV, 
transcripts, and contact details of three references, all as a single 
PDF with the subject line Island Biogeography PhD. Contact: Dr JOHN 
REYNOLDS (EM: Reynolds AT sfu.ca), http://www.johnreynolds.org. Review 
of applications will begin immediately.

CURATORIAL/RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, ORNITHOLOGY AND MAMMALOGY COLLECTIONS  
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University. The 
Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates (CUMV) is seeking an 
ornithologist or mammalogist to curate and grow the collections through 
an organized program of accession in-volving Cornell students in all 
aspects of museum-based activities. We are interested in a leader for 
all aspects of the program, from field collections through specimen 
preparation and curation, to use of the collections in modern 
specimen-based research. The successful candidate will curate the 
Ornithology and Mammalogy Collections (including co-supervision of a 
full-time collections manager) and maintain an active research program 
in collections-based research. The CUMV is a unit of the Department of 
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and is housed in the modern Imogene 
Powers Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity, along with the Lab of 
Ornithology and its 200 plus faculty and staff. The CUMV holdings 
include over 1.25 million specimens, including over 60,000 bird and 
38,000 mammal specimens and a substantial tissue collection. The CUMV 
includes space for teaching, specimen preparation and molecular work; a 
walk-in freezer; X-ray lab; dermestarium; etc. Cornell supports a 
diverse community of faculty, staff and students pursuing an uncommonly 
large number of programs and projects in vertebrate biology, ecology and 
evolution. Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in 
ornithology, mammalogy, or related area, have broad knowledge of birds 
and/or mammals, have experience working with natural history 
collections, and display an interest in interacting with students and 
the broader scientific communities at the Lab, Cornell and beyond. 
Inquiries are encouraged to either of the co-chairs of the search 
committee: Prof. DAVID W. WINKLER (EM: dww4 AT cornell.edu) or Prof. 
JEREMY B. SEARLE (EM: jbs295 AT cornell.edu). Please submit (as a single 
pdf file) a CV, a letter describing your vision for future 
collections-based research and education, and the names, phone numbers, 
and email addresses of three individuals who can serve as references to: 
(EM: curator_search AT cornell.edu). Review of applications will begin 
27 October 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Cornell 
University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 
Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.

COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT at Central Ornithology Publication Office. 
Website: http://www.aoucospubs.org Location: Virtual Office. Duration: 
Open. Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 15 Nov 2014. Job 
Description: The American Ornithologists Union (AOU) and the Cooper 
Ornithological Society (COS) are seeking a Communications Assistant for 
their Central Ornithology Publication Office (COPO). COPO manages the 
editorial and production and outreach processes for the societies 
journals, The Auk: Ornithological Advances and The Condor: 
Ornithological Applications. The Auk and The Condor have long and 
distinguished publication histories and are solidly established among 
the top handful of peer-reviewed science journals that focus on the 
biology of birds. The Journals publish articles online weekly. The 
Communications Assistant will write and manage the publicity and 
outreach materials for the Journals and Journal articles. The 
Communications Assistant reports to the Managing Editor. Qualifications: 
Required qualifications: * Formal degree(s) in biology or related 
science. * Five years experience in scholarly, scientific, and journal 
publishing and promotion. * Proven ability to write and edit scientific 
materials and in the field of ornithology. * Experience with journal 
promotional materials such as e-alerts, e-newsletters, article 
summaries, press releases, postings on forums, websites, and social 
media writing and posting. * Demonstrated ability to work in a team 
setting and self-manage independent projects. * Excellent written and 
verbal communication and interpersonal skills. * Ability to function at 
a high level in an academic, scholarly, scientific, nonprofit publishing 
environment. Preferred qualifications: * Additional education in a 
related field to scientific journal publishing, such as English, 
communications, journalism, public relations, publishing, linguistics. * 
Experience writing and posting on websites working in html, compiling 
journal and website metrics, and creating graphics for web and print. 
Knowledge and Experience:  Ability to understand and write about 
research in ornithology, conservation, and quantitative methods.  
Writing skills for promotion of high-level scholarly, scientific, and 
educational content.  Website writing, posting, and html skills.  
Computer-capable and tech-savvy, ability to easily learn new software 
programs and other tools.  Ability to manage and complete multiple 
overlapping tasks within strict deadlines and with accuracy.  
Professional and diplomatic communications skills necessary for 
interactions with the multiple stakeholders in the scholarly publishing 
environment. To Apply: Send letter of application, addressing your 
knowledge, experience, and the stated requirements, a CV / resume, and 
names and contact information for three supervisor references to (EM: 
ornithpubs2014 AT gmail.com). Deadline for receipt of applications is 
November 15, 2014. For more information: contact KATHLEEN ERICKSON, (EM: 
ornithpubs2014 AT gmail.com, PH: 415-435-1604). A longer job description 
is posted on the Publications website at 
http://www.aoucospubs.org/page/newsandpress

LESSER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN TECHNICIAN : KANSAS at Kansas Cooperative Fish 
and Wildlife Research Unit. Website: http://www.k-state.edu/kscfwru/ 
Location: Western Kansas. Duration: 3 months with the possibility of 
extension. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2014. Job 
Description: The Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at 
Kansas State University is seeking one seasonal research technician to 
aid M.S. and PhD projects researching population dynamics and 
demographics of Lesser Prairie-Chickens in western Kansas. Eligible 
applicants will be available for work beginning November 20, 2014 to 
February 2015, with the possibility for extension. Applicants should be 
prepared to work irregular hours (pre-dawn), with long work days in 
extreme conditions (hot, dry, windy, or cold). Possible encounters with 
venomous snakes should be expected. Applicants should be comfortable 
working on private lands, have a valid drivers license, and have 
experience driving off road. Housing (shared) will be provided at a 
remote site in western Kansas. Applicants should be comfortable living 
in close quarters with other technicians and graduate students. Primary 
Duties: tracking Lesser Prairie-Chickens via telemetry, vegetation 
surveys, working closely with collaborating researchers, as well as data 
organization and management. Trapping will begin in March of 2015 if the 
positions are extended. We also have the possibility of hiring two 
full-time field technicians. Full time positions would begin January 
2015 and last a minimum of one year. If interested in these positions, 
please inquire to the e-mails below. Qualifications: Applicants must be 
working towards or have a bachelors degree in wildlife science, 
biology, or related field. Preference will be given to applicants that 
have demonstrated experience in field research, handling wildlife, 
radio-telemetry, and habitat surveys related to avian ecology. 
Successful applicants will have a positive work attitude and strong work 
ethic. To Apply: Please send a cover letter (summarizing research 
experience, description of work ethic, and reasons for interest in the 
position), resume, and contact information of three references IN A 
SINGLE PDF to: SAMANTHA ROBINSON (EM: robinsonsgrace AT ksu.edu), JOHN 
KRAFT (EM: jdkraft AT ksu.edu), DAN SULLINS (EM: sullins AT ksu.edu) and 
JONATHAN LAUTENBACH (EM: lautejon AT ksu.edu)

SENIOR QUANTITATIVE ECOLOGIST  H. T. Harvey & Associates is a 
professional ecological consulting firm with offices in California and 
Hawaii. For over 40 years, H. T. Harvey has created ecologically sound 
solutions to our clients complex natural resource challenges. We are 
seeking a senior quantitative ecologist to join us full-time in our Los 
Gatos, Fresno, or Sacramento offices. Working closely with HTHs 
scientists, the person in this position will provide guidance and 
statistical support in developing approaches to optimize ecological 
sampling designs, data analyses, spatial analyses, fatality estimates, 
and modeling. Particular emphasis will be on providing statistical 
expertise on the evaluation of spatial and temporal sampling strategies 
and modeling for a wide range of ecological taxa and environmental 
processes. The ideal candidate will also have the capability to develop 
methods for quantifying and tracking uncertainty to calculate error 
budgets and to develop models for trend detection. Essential Duties and 
Responsibilities: **Develop appropriate sampling designs for application 
in terrestrial, marine, and riverine field settings. **Develop, test and 
assist in the implementation of statistical and modeling 
applications.**Utilize statistical and modeling strategies to optimize 
sampling designs and in developing integrated statistical 
analyses.**Provide critical input to field protocol development and 
QA/QC plans.**Ensure implementation of QA/QC procedures from field data 
collection to entry into a relational database.**Conduct fatality 
estimates for renewable energy projects in collaboration with science 
staff**Conduct statistical analyses and modeling in collaboration with 
science staff and external experts.**Communicate efforts to the 
ecological community (e.g. presentations, reports, publications). 
Required Education: Ph.D. plus at least 5 years experience in biology, 
ecology, statistics, applied mathematics, or related field or MS plus 10 
or more years experience as a quantitative ecologist supporting 
biostatistical and ecological modeling tools and applications. Required 
Experience, Knowledge, Skills: **Strong record of achievement in the 
areas of quantitative ecology, ecological modeling and analysis, and/or 
statistical applications in ecological investigations.**Strong 
analytical and creative problem skills  demonstrated ability to 
successfully apply experience and judgment to both short- and long-term 
challenges.**Knowledge of field biology protocols and 
practices.**Ability to work with large databases.**Ability to 
effectively explain complex statistical approaches to individuals from 
different disciplinary backgrounds.**Demonstrated ability to interact 
and communicate effectively with a wide range of scientific, technical, 
and management staff, stakeholders, and vendors.**Expertise with common 
statistical software packages (e.g., R, SAS, Systat).**Solid record of 
effective scientific/technical writing and review. Preferred Experience, 
Knowledge, Skills: **Experience designing and/or applying fatality 
modeling and/or collision risk modeling in the context of 
renewable-energy projects.**Experience designing and applying power 
analyses to determine appropriate sample sizes to discern statistical 
differences or achieve desired levels of precision.**Experience with 
methods including basic regression analyses, multivariate analyses, 
generalized linear modeling (GLMs), and generalized linear mixed 
modeling (GLMMs).**Experience in graphical presentation of complex 
analyses.**Experience designing and querying large databases in MS 
Access.**Experience using Monte Carlo modeling techniques.**Familiarity 
with GIS-based analytical and modeling applications.**Self-starter who 
can create new opportunities and use novel quantitative methods to 
enable continental-scale research.**Peer-reviewed publications. For more 
information about HTH and our areas of expertise, log on to 
http://www.harveyecology.com. To apply for this position, please send an 
e-mail titled Senior Quantitative Ecologist containing your cover 
letter, resume, transcripts, and references to (EM: personnel AT 
harveyecology.com) or mail to Senior Quantitative Ecologist, H. T. 
Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Avenue, Building D, 
Los Gatos, CA 95032. H. T. Harvey & Associates is an Equal Opportunity 
Employer. Women and minorities, disabled and Veterans are strongly 
encouraged to apply.

FIELD TECHNICIANS  Arizona Bald Eagle Nestwatch Program  The Arizona 
Game and Fish Department needs 16 field technicians for the Arizona Bald 
Eagle Nestwatch Program; $115/day with a 10 day on/4 day off schedule. 
Private contractors will be hired to monitor breeding bald eagles at 8 
to 12 breeding areas throughout Arizona's riparian corridors from 
February 4 thru a minimum of May 15, 2015. Contractors will collect bald 
eagle behavioral data, contact and educate recreating public, and help 
enforce closures around the breeding area. Previous birding and 
behavioral data collection experience preferred but not required. For 
more information on the Arizona Bald Eagle Nestwatch Program, visit the 
Arizona Game and Fish Department's web page at 
http://www.azgfd.gov/inside_azgfd/employment_eagle.shtml, the 
Southwestern Bald Eagle Management Committees web page at 
http://www.swbemc.org/nestwatchProgram.html, call KENNETH JACOBSON at 
(PH: 623- 236-7575, or EM: baldeagle AT azgfd.gov). Application 
information can be downloaded from http://procure.az.gov by selecting 
Contract and Bid Search, Bid, and searching for AGFD15-00004579. 
All applications must be submitted within the ProcureAZ website before 4 
Dec 2014 at 3:00 P.M. (MST).

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY POPULATION GENETICS AND COMPUTATIONAL 
BIOLOGY  The Biology program within the Division of Science and 
Environmental Policy at California State University, Monterey Bay seeks 
a population geneticist with strong computational biology skills to fill 
a tenure track assistant professor position. The applicant should be a 
dedicated teacher capable of successfully involving undergraduates in 
research. The successful candidate will work with other faculty to 
develop undergraduate curricula, professional outreach programs, and 
extramural research or programmatic funding. Additional information on 
the Division and the Biology program can be found at sep.csumb.edu, the 
university and its vision at http://about.csumb.edu/vision-statement, 
and our exceptional undergraduate research program at 
http://uroc.csumb.edu. Responsibilities The successful candidate will: 
(1) teach upper division evolutionary biology & population genetics, (2) 
develop and teach upper division bioinformatics & systems biology or a 
new upper division course in genomics or other computationally intensive 
branch of biology, (3) develop and maintain a research program that 
provides opportunities for undergraduates, (4) occasionally teach 
genetics or help with lower division instruction, and (5) contribute to 
the development of this new university. Qualifications (minimum): 
**Ph.D. in biology or related field at time of hire.**Demonstrated 
excellence in teaching.**Expertise in Population Genetics.**Expertise in 
Computational Biology. Qualifications (desired): **Research interests 
that leverage CSU Monterey Bays unique location at the interface 
between land and sea on the Central California coast.**Expertise in a 
computationally intensive field of study such as transcriptomics that 
can be applied to projects suitable for the undergraduate research 
environment.**A strong background in evolutionary or conservation 
biology.**Experience mentoring student research and/or 
internships.**Desire and ability to teach and mentor students from 
diverse cultural, ethnic, educational, and economic backgrounds.**A 
record of writing successful proposals for extramural 
funding.**Experience with course and curriculum development. How to 
Apply: All prospective applicants must apply on-line at (URL: 
https://mocha.csumb.edu/uhr/jobs/login_applicant.jsp) Applicants must 
submit: 1) Letter of Interest, 2) CV, 3) Teaching Statement (2 page 
max), 4) Research Statement (2 page max), 5) Contact information for 3 
professional references. Please combine your teaching and research 
statement into a single document for upload. Screening begins November 
1, 2014.

FIELD TECHNICIANS (3 - 4) needed for ongoing wading bird research in the 
Florida Everglades. 1 - 2 positions extend from mid Jan to May 2015; 1 - 
2 extend from early Feb through late Jun 2015. Salary is $1450/month 
plus housing. Primary duties (~70%) include assisting the Research 
Coordinator and a post doc in all aspects of field research including 
ground surveys by airboat, aerial surveys by fixed-wing aircraft, 
collection of feathers 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 photos, and data entry. 
Technicians must maintain a positive attitude, give priority to safety 
considerations, be in excellent physical condition in order to contend 
with difficult working conditions (heat, sun, humidity, stuck boats, wet 
mucky soils, gators), work and live harmoniously in close company with 
coworkers, and show patience with short-notice schedule changes. A valid 
driver's license and good driving record are required. Successful 
candidates will likely have at least 6 months prior field research or 
management experience. Training is provided, but some preference will be 
shown for those having experience piloting powerboats, towing and 
backing trailers, or flying in small planes. Application materials must 
be received by Nov 10. 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 (if possible) with the filename Yourlastname_app.doc 
or by mail to: NICK VITALE, (EM: nevitale AT ufl.edu) , University of 
Florida, Dept. of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, PO Box 110430, 
Gainesville, FL 32611-0430. http://www.wec.ufl.edu/research/wadingbird/

NATURAL RESOURCE SPECIALIST, FIELD COORDINATOR at Virginia Tech. 
Website: http://www.job.vt.edu Location: Jacksonville, North Carolina. 
Duration: Open. Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 29 Oct 2014. 
Job Description: Position available immediately, to assist with research 
on red-cockaded woodpeckers on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North 
Carolina. Salary dependent on qualifications (minimum $31,979), full 
benefits. This is a long term, year round position. For a full 
description of the position and requirements go to www.jobs.vt.edu, 
posting #SW0140756. Qualifications: Must be in good physical condition, 
able to climb to 60 and operate power drills and 4-wheel drive 
vehicles. Bachelors degree in biology, zoology, fisheries and wildlife 
biology or related field required. Experience working with red-cockaded 
woodpeckers, reading color bands, constructing artificial cavities, 
identifying birds by sight and sound and banding birds preferred. 
Masters degree and supervisory experience are desirable. Position 
demands excellent organizational skills and involves coordinating with 
military personnel and working around active military training. To 
Apply: To apply, please go to www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #SW0140756. 
Applications must be submitted by October 29, 2014. Virginia Tech is an 
equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. If you have questions, 
email JEFF WALTERS (EM: jrwalt AT vt.edu).

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm at National Audubon 
Society. Website: http://www.audubon.org/ Location: Dayton, OH. 
Duration: Open. Job Type: Permanent. Job Description: Position Summary: 
Dually reporting to the Friends of Aullwood Board of Directors and the 
Vice President of the Mississippi Flyway, the Executive Director for 
Aullwood will have four core functions: manage all Aullwood operations 
for the nature center and farm, develop and implement best practices in 
land management and sustainable agriculture through education and 
citizen science research, play a significant and proactive role in 
fundraising for Aullwoods facilities and operations; and participate as 
an active member of the Mississippi Flyway. S/he will be responsible for 
developing Aullwoods strategic direction in concert with local 
partners, and aligning with National Audubons strategic plan. Essential 
Functions: Strategic Leadership and Staff Management - Provide dynamic 
and collaborative leadership for Aullwoods mission, strategy, core 
program areas and operating departments consistent with National 
Audubons strategic plan. - Oversee all operational aspects of 
Aullwoods sanctuary, farm, buildings, budgets and programs; hire and 
effectively manage staff. - Maintain a strong and collaborative 
relationship with the Friends of Aullwood Board, while also building 
Board capacity and engagement; develop and enhance relationships with 
local environmental and other community leaders, organizations, and 
stakeholders. - Build Aullwoods organizational capacity through 
empowerment and professional growth opportunities for staff and 
volunteers. - Cultivate and maintain a strong team by creating a culture 
based on for mutual respect, open communication, collaboration, 
individual initiative and collegiality. Program Development and 
Implementation - Work with education staff and other internal/external 
stakeholders to develop and implement educational, interpretive, and 
restoration programs that advance the understanding and conservation of 
birds, other wildlife, and their habitats. - Establish on-site 
educational and outreach programs that contribute to Aullwoods mission 
and the mission of the National Audubon Society. - Develop and implement 
with Audubons Mississippi Flyway, Grange Insurance Audubon Center and 
other organizations, Bird Friendly Communities conservation and 
education initiatives. - Implement methods for evaluating the success of 
initiatives or programs. Budget and Fundraising - Work with Office 
Manager to develop and deliver required budgeting and financial 
reporting. - In collaboration with the Development/Marketing Manager and 
guidance from the Friends of Aullwood Board, 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, 
store sales, rental income, admissions, etc. - Effectively and 
enthusiastically communicate the case for support of the Centers 
program at community and fundraising events. - Seek new revenue 
opportunities, write grants, ensure grant reporting and compliance; 
assist with and staff special fundraising events at Aullwood. Marketing 
and Community Outreach - In collaboration with Aullwood staff, Friends 
of Aullwood Board and third-party vendors, develop and implement 
marketing and promotions plans for Aullwood and its programs. - Develop 
and deliver effective oral and written presentations, and serve as 
Aullwoods spokesperson and as Audubons voice within the local 
community. - Oversee Aullwoods marketing and communication materials 
including but not limited to Annual Report, Annual Appeal, Special Event 
publications, Membership brochure, Newsletter, Planned Giving, Aullwood 
Information/Map, etc. - Host and/or coordinate relevant community, state 
and national forums or conferences. Provide relevant programs for 
conferences. Land, Farm and Facilities Management - Oversee the 
maintenance and protection of Aullwoods 200-acre sanctuary, sustainable 
farm and more than 25 permanent structures/buildings. With the 
maintenance/farm staff, implement a maintenance plan for the farm. - 
With the Farm Manager create and implement a sustainable agriculture 
plan that provides an educational and safe interface between visitors, 
livestock and farm practices. - Collaborate with other institutions to 
create needed habitats for birds, especially tallgrass prairies, etc. 
Qualifications: - Bachelors degree in Resource Management, Science, 
Education, Non-profit Management, Development, Environmental Studies or 
related field is required. Graduate degree is preferred. - 5-8 years 
progressive leadership experience in nature centers, science museums, 
zoos/aquariums, non-profit organization, research or field studies 
programs that include experience in staff, budget and program 
management. - Demonstrated non-profit fundraising success. - Experience 
in environmental education program design and assessment. - Strong 
business acumen with the ability to think strategically, 
organizationally and creatively, juggle multiple tasks, meet deadlines, 
work in a dynamic environment and effectively manage change. - 
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 written and 
verbal communication skills, ability to prepare and deliver 
presentations to diverse audiences. Prepare proposals, reports, program 
summaries, newsletters, brochures and other documents. - A passion for 
conservation, education, and the mission of the National Audubon 
Society. A working knowledge of education and conservation issues and 
the capacity to articulate the mission and inspire involvement. - The 
ability to build a team with a can-do and positive attitude. Other 
characteristics include - friendly, respectful, collaborative, a good 
listener and communicator, honesty and enthusiasm. - Excellent 
organizational skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office Software and 
experience with social media/marketing efforts. - Willingness and 
ability to travel routinely throughout the state and nationally, as 
required. To apply, visit: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2250/executive-director%2c-aullwood-audubon-center-and-farm/job?mode=view&mobile=false&width=900&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false 


POST-DOC  Hierarchical modeling of avian point count data from western 
national parks at The Institute for Bird Populations. Website: 
http://www.birdpop.org Location: Flexible Duration: 12 months. Job Type: 
Post-doc. Application Deadline: 3 Nov 2014. Job Description: 12-mo. 
position available beginning in January to analyze avian point count 
data from Mount Rainier, Olympic, North Cascades, Sequoia and Kings 
Canyon, and Yosemite National Parks. Objectives include a) reporting on 
short-term population trends using an existing analytical methodology 
that involves distance sampling and temporal trend assessment for 
individual transects in a stratified sampling framework, and b) 
developing a new analytical framework for the data that is based on 
hierarchical models with parameter estimation using frequentist and/or 
Bayesian Markov chain Monte Carlo (McMC) methods. The new framework will 
take advantage of aspects of the data set that are currently unexploited 
(replication within and among years), and provide inferences about a 
range of population parameters, detection probabilities, and their 
relationships to environmental covariates. The analyst will have broad 
latitude to explore and publish findings on habitat relationships of 
western montane landbirds, and patterns in avian diversity and abundance 
across the parks, using a dataset comprising thousands of point count 
surveys. The successful candidate will be employed by The Institute for 
Bird Populations (IBP; www.birdpop.org) based in Point Reyes Station, CA 
and will work under the supervision of IBP Research Ecologist Jim 
Saracco and Executive Director Rodney Siegel, in collaboration with USGS 
and NPS scientists. Duty location is flexible and may be remote. To 
apply, send cover letter outlining relevant experience, CV, and contact 
information for 3 references to RODNEY SIEGEL (EM: rsiegel AT 
birdpop.org) by November 3.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Association  Ottawa 
National Wildlife Refuge Association (ONWRA), a 501-(c)(3) nonprofit 
corporation located in Oak Harbor, Ohio is seeking a dynamic leader who 
shares our passion for promoting conservation efforts through 
entrepreneurial and stewardship initiatives. We are looking for an 
individual who can build support for our mission of supporting the 
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Complex and our vision of becoming a 
strong and vibrant group capable of assisting the refuge to sustainably 
grow. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to lead 
volunteers and board members to implement an ambitious strategic plan. 
Level: Administration. Accountability: Reports to the Board. Job 
summary: Directs the daily tasks of ONWRA DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 
Specific duties include: Business Operations: **Managing the daily 
affairs of ONWRA, including management of the budget, grants, contracts, 
applicable non-profit law requirements **Managing ONWRAs volunteer 
program, including recruitment, training, supervision, and appreciation 
**Managing the daily affairs of ONWRAs nature store, including budget, 
inventory, sales and bookkeeping, and staffing Marketing, 
Communications, & Public Relations: **Upholding and promoting the 
mission, philosophy and policies adopted by the ONWRA Board 
**Collaborating in a professional manner with the board, ONWRA members, 
volunteers, visitors, Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) staff and other 
governmental and nonprofit partners **Acting on behalf of the board in 
establishing contact and communicating with external organizations with 
which the board has determined ONWRA should have a relationship, such as 
the National Wildlife Refuge Association, other Friends organizations, 
local Chambers of Commerce, etc. **Coordinating and facilitating 
effective and timely communication among ONWRA members, board members 
and FWS staff **Serving as the liaison between ONWRA board members and 
FWS staff **Modeling an enthusiasm for conservation efforts, 
specifically those occurring at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge 
**Displaying professionalism through demeanor, appearance, character and 
judgment **Attending to duties, communication and board meetings 
regularly, promptly and dependably Fundraising: **Taking principal 
responsibility on behalf of ONWRA to implement its fundraising plan 
**Identifying potential external sources of funding for ONWRA 
initiatives **Raising unrestricted funds for ONWRA to meet annual budget 
goals through memberships, individual donations, and corporate gifts 
**Preparing and submitting grant applications and funding proposals as 
appropriate and within regulations **Ensuring compliance with and 
reporting requirements of grants, governing agencies, and the FWS 
**Developing, recommending, and monitoring the annual budget in 
collaboration with the Board Treasurer and the Finance Committee SKILLS 
AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS Bachelors Degree in Nonprofit Management, 
Business Administration, Resource Management, Science, Education, 
Development, Environmental Studies, or related field required. Masters 
Degree preferred. Experience with business management, public 
administration, nonprofit organizations, fundraising, retail, and 
volunteer management preferred. Competence in computer software programs 
and social media required (e.g. Excel, Word, Quick Books, Facebook, 
Twitter, and Instagram). INTER-RELATIONSHIPS Contact with visitors, 
members, board members, volunteers, FWS employees and volunteers, and 
local, state, and national elected officials and conservation 
practitioners. WORKING CONDITIONS Most work is sedentary, performed from 
an office within the visitors center at the Ottawa National Wildlife 
Refuge. Required attendance at board and committee meetings, ONWRA and 
FWS events, some of which are in the evenings and on weekends. 
COMPENSATION Full time employment. Salary and benefits package 
negotiable and based on experience. NEEDED ATTRIBUTES **Ability to 
communicate effectively, both verbally and non-verbally. **Ability to 
establish and create organizational systems **Ability to work 
effectively with others **Ability to creatively use technology **Ability 
to demonstrate respect for natural resources **Ability to work in a 
fast-paced, potentially high-stress environment **Ability to work as 
team member **Ability to perform a variety of tasks, often with short 
notice **Ability to effectively manage volunteers with respect and 
confidence ? Ability to accept criticism and change when necessary 
**Ability to remain professional during critical times and during a 
crisis. TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume, including 
references, to ONWRA (EM: friendsofottawanwr AT gmail.com) by November 
1, 2014.
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AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN at Tall TImbers Research Station and Land 
Conservancy. Website: http://www.talltimbers.org/vertebrate-ecology.html 
Location: Tallahassee, FL. Duration: 3 months. Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline:
15 Nov 2014. Job Description: A seasonal avian field biologist is needed 
from early February through early May for a research project 
investigating cooperative breeding behavior in the brown-headed 
nuthatch. Current efforts focus on the effects that sex-ratio 
manipulations may have on breeding behavior. Responsibilities will 
include re-sighting color-banded birds, finding and monitoring nests, 
conducting behavioral observations at nests, assisting in collecting 
video recordings at nests, mist netting birds for banding and blood 
sampling, and data entry and organizational tasks. Successful applicants 
will have strong qualifications in all areas described and also have 
extensive experience banding small songbirds. Applicants also should 
have a very strong interest in birds, animal behavior, and field 
biology. Pay: $380-450 weekly depending on experience. Housing will be 
provided. The position may be extended if additional funding becomes 
available. Qualifications: Experience or coursework in ornithology; 
ability to collect data with strong attention to detail; ability to 
identify birds of southeastern pine forests by sight and sound; ability 
to work 6+ days per week with early mornings (0600) when necessary; 
ability to operate an ATV and truck with standard transmission; good 
eyesight and hearing; good sense of direction and map-reading 
capabilities; ability to work independently; flexibility to changes in 
protocol or job assignments as conditions dictate. Field techs must 
supply binoculars. Preference will be given to applicants with 
experience identifying birds by sight and sound, nest searching, 
mist-netting and handling birds, using Microsoft Access, Excel, ArcMap; 
possessing a B.S. or B.A. in wildlife biology or closely related field. 
Applicants must have a valid drivers license and a good driving record. 
To apply, send a cover letter explaining your motivation and suitability 
to work on this project, a resume, and contact information (email and 
phone numbers) for 3 references familiar with your field skills, 
personality, and motivation to: JIM COX, Tall Timbers Research Station, 
(EM: jim AT ttrs.org). Please use the subject line Brown-headed 
Nuthatch Field Assistant.

HAWAII FOREST BIRD BANDERS AND NEST MONITORS at USGS Pacific Island 
Ecosystems Research Center. Website: 
http://www.usgs.gov/ecosystems/pierc/ Location: Hawaii Island. Duration: 
3-4 months. Job Type: Intern Number of Openings: up to 9. Application 
Deadline: 10 Nov 2014. Job Description: Hawaii forest bird banders and 
nest monitors needed: Up to 4 banders and 5 nest monitors needed for a 
long-term demographic study of forest birds at Hakalau Forest NWR on 
Hawaii Island. Hakalau Forest is one of the most important forest bird 
sanctuaries in Hawaii, supporting large populations of 3 endangered 
species (Akepa, Akiapolaau, and Hawaii Creeper) and 5 additional native 
species (Apapane, Hawaii Amakihi, Hawaii Elepaio, Iiwi, Omao). This is 
a unique opportunity to work in an incredibly beautiful forest hosting a 
spectacular bird community, while learning from and contributing to a 
multi-discipline, community-level ecology study of forest birds that is 
strongly focused on gathering information important for their 
conservation. Banders: Duties will include operating mist nets at three 
established sites within the refuge, resighting of color banded birds, 
managing data, and helping with the nest productivity study and a radio 
telemetry study. Banders are needed from mid-February to mid-May, 2015. 
Must have mist net extraction and passerine banding experience, with 
resighting experience desired. Nest monitors: Duties will include nest 
searching, monitoring for survival and outcome, managing data, and 
assisting with other aspects of this long-term demographic project 
(there will be opportunities for banding and telemetry tracking). Nest 
monitors are needed from mid-February to mid-June, 2015. Preference 
given to applicants with forest bird nest searching and monitoring 
experience, with resighting experience a plus. Compensation for both 
banders/nest monitors is $1040/month per diem + very nice housing 
provided at both Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge (work days) and 
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (days off); transportation provided to 
and from work and for shopping. Airfare to Hawaii is not included, but 
airfare reimbursement from Honolulu is possible. To apply, please send a 
brief cover letter highlighting relevant experience and stating whether 
you are applying for the banding or nest monitoring position, or both, 
resume, and name, address, phone number, and email address of at least 3 
references to EBEN PAXTON, USGS Pacific Island Ecosystems Research 
Center, (EM: epaxton AT usgs.gov). Applications will be accepted until 
November 10th, but positions will be filled as qualified applications 
are received. Qualifications: Banders: Duties will include operating 
mist nets at three established sites within the refuge, resighting of 
color banded birds, managing data, and helping with the nest 
productivity study and a radio telemetry study. Banders are needed from 
mid-February to mid-May, 2015. Must have mist net extraction and 
passerine banding experience, with resighting experience desired. Nest 
monitors: Duties will include nest searching, monitoring for survival 
and outcome, managing data, and assisting with other aspects of this 
long-term demographic project (there will be opportunities for banding 
and telemetry tracking). Nest monitors are needed from mid-February to 
mid-June, 2015. Preference given to applicants with forest bird nest 
searching and monitoring experience, with resighting experience a plus. 
To apply, please send a brief cover letter highlighting relevant 
experience and stating whether you are applying for the banding or nest 
monitoring position, or both, resume, and name, address, phone number, 
and email address of at least 3 references to EBEN PAXTON, USGS Pacific 
Island Ecosystems Research Center, (EM: epaxton AT usgs.gov). Applications 
will be accepted until November 10th, but positions will be filled as 
qualified applications are received.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW  GRASSLAND BIRD CONNECTIVITY AND CONSERVATION at 
Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Location: Norwich, Vermont. Duration: One 
year with opportunity for renewal. Job Type: Post-doc. Application 
Deadline: 24 Oct 2014. Job Description: We seek a postdoctoral fellow 
beginning in early January 2015 to join our team and oversee a project 
focusing on the migratory patterns and connectivity of grassland birds. 
This DoD Legacy Program project will evaluate migratory movements, 
stopovers, wintering grounds, and connectivity for 2-3 grassland bird 
species by deploying geolocators at installations across the eastern 
U.S. The successful applicant will coordinate the project, including 
hiring and training field technicians, coordinating logistics, 
conducting field work with travel, and compiling, analyzing, writing, 
and disseminating results. This project will require 50% of the 
successful candidates time; the remaining time will be used assisting 
with stakeholder engagement and writing for grassland bird conservation 
plans, oversight of regional grassland bird surveys and landowner 
outreach, and data analysis and writing. The successful candidate will 
be employed by the Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE) based in Norwich, 
Vermont. Compensation includes competitive full-time salary and 
benefits. Funding is secured for first year, and an additional 1.5 years 
of funding is anticipated. Opportunity to remain on as staff, depending 
on performance and ability to secure funds. Qualifications: Applicants 
must have a Ph.D. in Wildlife Sciences, Ecology, or related discipline 
completed by start date. Experience with grassland bird field research 
and/or geolocator deployment is required, as are solid mist-netting and 
banding skills, and strong communication, writing, and organizational 
skills. Strong quantitative/analytical skills, experience with 
geolocator data analysis and field crew management preferred. To apply 
please send cover letter outlining relevant experience, CV, a 
peer-reviewed paper or a writing sample, and contact information for 3 
references to: ROSALIND RENFREW at (EM: rrenfrew AT vtecostudies.org). 
Application review will begin 24 October, and the position will remain 
open until it is filled.

DATA ANALYST-POSTDOCTORAL APPOINTMENT at Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh 
Website: http://www.carnegiemuseums.org Location: Rector, PA. Duration: 
1 year. Job Type: Post-doc. Application Deadline: 7 Nov 2014. Job 
Description: Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (CMP) seeks a data 
analyst-postdoctoral candidate. Responsibilities for this position 
include analyzing and publishing data from Powdermill Nature Reserves 
long-term banding dataset. Specific duties will include data validation 
(proofing), gathering appropriate climate data, massaging data into a 
usable format for analysis, analyzing data, conducting literature 
reviews, and writing and submitting peer reviewed publications. The 
Analyst may also be required to provide additional statistical support 
for other research projects undertaken by the Avian Research Staff and 
occasionally assist with current data collection as needed. 
Qualifications: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have a PhD and 
successful publication record. Applicants must be fluent with 
statistical methods and software (R, SAS, Mark, and/or SPSS). Knowledge 
of avian biology and conservation is required and proficiency with the 
banding process (extracting, ageing and sexing) is desirable. KNOWLEDGE, 
SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: The successful applicant must be able to work 
well both independently and as part of a team as well as excelling in 
communication and public speaking skills. Proficiency in writing 
scientific publications is a must. TO APPLY: Application materials will 
only be accepted through the employers website. For more information 
and to apply, visit http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/hr and click SEARCH 
JOBS. When asked, How did you hear about us? select ORGANIZATIONS, 
then {name of organization}. Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is an EEO-1 
Affirmative Action Employer  M/F/Veteran/Disability.

VICE PRESIDENT, ATLANTIC FLYWAY at National Audubon Society. Website: 
http://www.click2apply.net/jzctn3k Location: New York, NY. Duration: 
Open. Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 1 Jan 2015. Job 
Description: Vice President, Atlantic Flyway National Audubon Society 
Location is Flexible National Audubon Society seeks a seasoned, 
inspirational leader to manage the Atlantic Flyway program. The Vice 
President, Atlantic Flyway role was created in 2011 to ensure that 
Audubon has the leadership necessary to drive this important new 
initiative. The organization is at a critical moment in its history as 
it pushes forward a strong conservation program that addresses todays 
monumental conservation challenges. Audubons research findings classify 
314 speciesnearly half of all North American birdsas severely 
threatened by global warming. As Audubon answers this call to action, 
the Atlantic Flyway will be a key part of the effort to protect species 
at risk. The Atlantic Flyway has some of the most diverse birdlife and 
productive ecosystems in the hemisphere stretching thousands of miles 
and crossing hemispheres from the arctic to South America. The birds and 
habitats along the Flyway face a diverse array of threats, including 
urban sprawl, energy development, deforestation, climate change and sea 
level rise. The Vice President will be a champion who will drive the 
programs strategic vision and inspire the many constituent groups along 
the East Coast to collectively achieve common conservation goals. 
Qualifications: This is a challenging opportunity for a creative, 
visionary leader to have a tremendous impact at this critical time for 
conservation. The Vice President will drive a vitally important program 
to the next level of success by working with national and state leaders 
to create and implement a unified vision, ensure financial stability, 
increase resources, and create new programmatic partnerships and 
opportunities. The position calls for strategic vision, administrative 
and financial acumen, superb management and interpersonal skills, an 
outstanding fundraising track record, entrepreneurial drive, and a 
passion for the mission of the National Audubon Society. Experience in 
wildlife conservation is highly desired. To Apply: National Audubon 
Society has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, 
to assist with this important search. Inquiries, nominations, and 
applications should be directed in confidence to: JANE GRUENEBAUM, 
JACKIE MILDNER or JEFF KESSNER, Isaacson, Miller, (URL: 
http://www.imsearch.com), 5229 1300 19th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 
20036(PH: 202-216-2278; FX: 202-296-7271)

SEABIRD REHABILITATION INTERNSHIP: FLORIDA at Save Our Seabirds. 
Website: http://www.saveourseabirds.org/ Location: Sarasota, FL. 
Duration: 10-14 weeks. Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2014. Job Description: Overview: Save Our 
Seabirds Internships allow college students and recent college graduates 
to gain valuable hands-on experience in Avian Rehabilitation, 
Conservation, Education and support services. Interns will closely 
shadow the employees of SOS and will gain experience with avian 
rehabilitation and the basic knowledge on how to care and handle sick 
and injured wild birds. Each Intern will be in charge of and independent 
study that will be submitted at the end of each session. This could 
include and not be limited to and educational poster or presentation and 
or workshop for the public. Independent studies will be discussed at the 
time of the interview. Duties below may include but are not limited too: 
-Care of sick and injured seabirds -Care of baby seabirds/songbirds 
-Assisting with triage -Assisting with upkeep of hospital -Assisting 
with the handling of wild birds -Feeding prep/distribute -Cleaning of 
cages/habitats -Assisting with the upkeep of our public viewing areas 
-Public interactions and events -Completion of an independent study 
About SOS: Save our Seabirds Wild Bird Learning Center is a non-profit 
wildlife conservation and education organization located on the former 
site of The Pelican Man Bird Sanctuary on City Island in Sarasota, 
Florida. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured 
birds, and to educate the public about nature and environmental 
sustainability. Birds that have been rescued but are unable to be 
returned to the wild are given permanent homes in our Wild Bird Learning 
Center. Save Our Seabirds rescues and cares for about 1000 birds per 
year Dates: Winter Internships are available Late December / Early 
January -Start dates are flexible but must begin on a Monday. Duration: 
We ask for a minimum 10 week commitment (unless otherwise stated in the 
program description), and most internships are 10-14 weeks long. They 
can be longer with prior approval from your program manager Internship 
Areas and Intern Duties: Interns normally work 40 hours per week and 
follow SOS rules and regulations. Occasionally longer hours and weekends 
are needed. Dress for internship is casual (Shorts +Tees) Clothing will 
be subject to dirty/wet situations so plan accordingly. Positions in 
some divisions may require more business casual attire (Events and 
Office work). Housing: SOS is unable to provide or arrange for intern 
housing. However, once candidates have accepted an internship offer, SOS 
is able to put interns in communication with one another so that they 
may arrange for shared housing. Local Transportation: Public 
transportation between SOS and most local areas is available through the 
Sarasota County Area Transit bus system, a service of the Sarasota 
County Government. Riders can pay per ride or purchase a 30-day bus 
pass, currently $50 (but check their website for updates). Also, 
sarasota.craigslist.org is a great resource for finding bicycles for 
sale. Interns are responsible for providing or making arrangements for 
daily transportation to SOS. Qualifications: Applicant must be enrolled 
in an accredited university or college program at the undergraduate or 
graduate level OR be a recent college graduate to be eligible to apply 
for a SOS internship. Applicants must be responsible, adaptable, hard 
working, motivated to learn, and have an attention to detail. Applicants 
have the ability and drive to work both independently and as part of a 
team. Maturity and professionalism are necessary when working with the 
public, other SOS staff members, and SOS volunteers. Applicants must 
have a background or degree in Environmental Science /Conservation 
/Biology/ Ecology /Veterinary or other related field. Students must have 
a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. International applicants must speak 
English fluently. Other Qualifications -Research field experience is 
preferred but not required -Ability to handle high temperatures, 
humidity, insects, and lift/carry 25lbs -Ability to handle live and dead 
prey (Rats) (Food Prep) -Ability to handle dead fish/chicken/meat (Food 
Prep) To Apply: Applicants must submit a one-to-two page Statement of 
Interest, a resume or CV, unofficial college transcript, and at least 
one letter of recommendation to be considered for an internship. Please 
send all application materials to (EM: saveourseabirds.intern AT gmail.com)

FIELD TECHNICIAN at Oregon State University. Location: Oregon and 
Washington. Duration: 5-6 months. Number of Openings: 1-5. Job Type: 
Seasonal. Job Description: The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at 
Oregon State University invites applications for field technicians to 
conduct surveys for northern spotted owls to obtain occupancy, 
reproductive, and survival/demographic data as part of a long-term 
spotted owl monitoring program. These are full time, fixed term, 
seasonal position hired through Barrett Business Services, Inc., with 
starting dates of 15 February - 1 April, 2015 (depending on study area) 
and an ending date of 31 August, 2015. This job requires driving OSU 
and/or government owned vehicles on primitive forest roads and 
navigating difficult terrain on foot to access owl sites and locate owls 
during both day and night. Employee must be able to work under the 
supervision of a crew leader, but conduct data collection independently 
in an isolated environment following an established protocol to 
determine nest and reproductive status of owls in the field. 
Orienteering skills, including the use of maps, compass, and handheld 
GPS units are essential. The work is physically strenuous and involves 
working and hiking in rain, snow, heat, and on steep, brushy slopes. 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. 
Job Duties: Conduct surveys for northern spotted owls. Confirm owl 
presence and identity by auditory detections and visual observation of 
color bands. Maintain accurate field notes, care for field equipment and 
government vehicles. Capture and band owls. Work with vegetation maps 
and aerial photographs. Determine vegetation characteristics and 
physiography of owl roost and nest locations. Collect owl pellets. 
Identify other owl species common to the study area. Work closely with 
personnel of the U.S. Forest Service, BLM, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, National Park Service, Oregon Dept. of Forestry, private 
landowners and other agencies. Perform office work including data entry, 
mapping owl locations, maintaining field notes, and coordinating work 
with crewmates. Complete all required in-person and online training. 
Other duties as assigned. The employee should be comfortable performing 
these duties alone, at night (well after dark). All of these duties must 
be performed with a high degree of quality, uniformity, and timeliness. 
This is a full time appointment which requires 40 hours per week. The 
employee will work varying time schedules throughout the season, with 
work being done during the day, night, and/or early morning. 
Qualifications: (1) Previous field experience should include 
orienteering skills including the use of maps, compass, and handheld GPS 
units. (2) Good night and color vision and average or above hearing. (3) 
Above average physical fitness, willingness to work required hours (4) 
Ability to operate a 4 wheel drive vehicle with automatic or manual 
transmission. (5) Familiarity/experience working with spotted owls 
(observing, capturing, and banding/marking techniques). (6) Strong 
attention to detail. (7) Ability to conduct work independently, but 
within a supervised schedule and as part of a team. (8) Ability to work 
in challenging weather conditions. (9) Ability to work collaboratively 
as part of an ecological research team. (10) Interest in owl or general 
avian life history, demographics and habitat use. (11) Be able to pass a 
Federal background investigation (depending on study area). (12) 
Preference will be given to applicants with a Bachelor's degree in 
Wildlife or a closely related field or a Bachelors degree in an 
unrelated field combined with 2 or more years of field experience 
working with birds. To Apply: Please note there are 5 study areas. The 
applicant must indicate his/her first two preferences for study area. 
(1) H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest and vicinity in the central Oregon 
Cascades. (2) Rogue River-Siskiyou and Fremont-Winema National Forests 
in the southern Oregon Cascades. (3) Roseburg BLM, and Coos Bay BLM 
lands in western Oregon. (4) Siuslaw National Forest, Eugene BLM, and 
Salem BLM lands in western Oregon. (5) Olympic National Forest in 
northwestern Washington. If interested, please send a letter of interest 
that includes your study area preferences, a resume that includes names, 
phone numbers and email address of at least 3 references, and unofficial 
college transcripts as email attachments to STEVE ACKERS (EM: ackerss AT 
onid.orst.edu) by 1 December 2014. These positions will be filled as 
suitable candidates are found.

PHD AND MS RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS (4) on wading birds and aquatic 
ecology in South Florida at Florida Atlantic University. Website: 
http://www.science.fau.edu/biology/gawliklab/ Location: Boca Raton, FL. 
Duration: 2-3 years. Job Type: Student. Number of Openings: 4. Job 
Description: Successful applicants will join an active lab at Florida 
Atlantic University (FAU) conducting research on wetland birds and the 
aquatic ecosystems that support them. One PhD position to participate in 
a (1) long-term study of wading bird nesting biology and hydrologic 
management of Lake Okeechobee. One PhD or MS position to participate in 
a (2) long-term study of wading bird prey community dynamics and 
ecosystem restoration in the Everglades, and one PhD and one MS position 
to participate in a (3) wading bird habitat modeling study in the 
Florida Keys. Collectively, these studies are addressing research 
questions on wading bird breeding biology and behavior, foraging 
ecology, habitat selection, wetland drivers of prey communities, and the 
responses of birds and aquatic fauna to water management. In the course 
of their research students will be exposed to the process of using 
science to guide one of the nations most comprehensive wetland 
ecosystem restoration projects. Students are supported primarily with 
externally-funded Research Assistantships. PhD stipend is $20,050/year 
with tuition waiver, whereas MS stipend is $12,848/year with tuition 
waiver. The MS degree program is in Environmental Science and PhD degree 
program is in Integrative Biology. Successful applicants for projects 1 
and 2 will start in February 2015 whereas applicants associated with 
project 3 will start in August 2015. Applications will be reviewed as 
they are received and the search will continue until positions are 
filled. Positions are based on FAUs main campus in Boca Raton, Florida. 
Boca Raton is located between the Everglades and an extensive coral reef 
tract, two of Floridas most unique natural features. FAU has over 
30,000 students and a Carnegie Classification of High Research Activity. 
Qualifications: PhD applicants must have an MS degree and evidence of 
good scientific writing. Both MS and PhD applicants should have 
experience in avian ecology, wetlands, or wildlife science, possess a 
good analytical mind, a strong sense of curiosity, and a demonstrated 
ability to work well in teams. To Apply: Applicants should send as a 
single pdf, a letter of interest indicating the position to which they 
are applying, CV, transcripts, GRE scores (unofficial copies will 
suffice), and the names and contact information for 3 references to DALE 
GAWLIK (EM: dgawlik AT fau.edu).

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN WILDLIFE ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT at the University 
of Idaho Location: Moscow. Division/College: College of Natural 
Resources. Department: Wildlife Resources. Employee Category: Faculty. 
Classification Group Title: Regular Faculty. Tenure Tracking: Tenure 
Track. Rank: Assistant Professor. Position Type: Permanent. Pay Range: 
$65,000 - $69,000. Type of Appointment: Academic Yea.r Full Time/Part 
Time: Full Time. Hours: 70 - 80 Hours/Bi-Weekly. Position Summary: 
Assistant professor appointments to this rank normally require the 
doctorate or appropriate terminal degree. Evidence of potential 
effective teaching and potential scholarship in teaching and learning, 
artistic creativity, discovery, and outreach/application/engagement is a 
prerequisite to appointment to the rank of assistant professor. 
Appointees in this rank have charge of instruction in assigned classes 
or laboratories and independent or shared responsibility in the 
determination of course objectives, methods of teaching, and the subject 
matter to be covered. Assistant professors are expected to demonstrate 
the ability to conduct and direct scholarly activities, and to provide 
intramural and extramural professional service. Responsibilities Job 
Duty Function Teaching Job Duties/Responsibilities Teaching 
responsibilities will include a senior-level capstone course in Wildlife 
Management, a conclave class for the Student Chapter of the Wildlife 
Society, and a graduate-level course in the candidates specialty area. 
Job Duty Function Scholarship Job Duties/Responsibilities The successful 
candidate is expected to develop a strong, extramurally funded research 
program addressing basic ecological and management-relevant questions in 
wildlife ecology. Job Duty Function Advising, outreach, and service Job 
Duties/Responsibilities mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and 
to work across disciplines with other faculty both within and outside 
the College of Natural Resources. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications 
The applicant must possess a Ph.D. with a focus on wildlife ecology and 
management, and a research emphasis on understanding the impacts of 
anthropogenic and natural influences on wild terrestrial vertebrate 
populations/habitat. The applicant should have a good knowledge of 
management issues relating to wild terrestrial vertebrates and have 
strong quantitative skills. The candidate should demonstrate successful 
research productivity through external funding and refereed 
publications, and must demonstrate commitment to teaching excellence. 
*Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able 
to pass a criminal background check. Preferred Qualifications Desired 
research experiences might include: Experience in managing research 
projects, knowledge of funding opportunities, post-doctoral experience, 
agency experience, interest in understanding conservation and harvest 
management of wildlife populations, a background in predator-prey 
dynamics, and using modeling and statistical methods to applied 
situations. Desired teaching and service experiences might include: 
experience as the primary instructor or teaching assistant for a 
university-level course, demonstrated ability to successfully work 
collaboratively, experience transferring knowledge, and willingness to 
engage in service to students, the department and the university. 
Posting Information Posting Number F000078P Posting Date 09/16/2014 
Special Instructions to Applicants If you have any questions concerning 
the position, please feel free to contact Dr. KERRI VIERLING (EM: kerriv 
AT uidaho.edu) Background Check Statement: Applicants who are selected 
as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background 
check. To apply, please visit: (URL: http://apptrkr.com/520631) EEO 
Statement The University of Idaho is an equal opportunity and 
affirmative action employer. It is the policy of the regents that equal 
opportunity be afforded in education and employment to qualified persons 
regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, 
disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran. It 
is also the policy of the University of Idaho to not discriminate based 
on sexual orientation. jeid-e30584e72be0865bb79b059e76e0dced

CLOUD FOREST BIRD BANDING VOLUNTEERS WANTED - Mindo, Ecuador. Join Life 
Net Natures long-term avian monitoring and conservation project in the 
Andes of western Ecuador, December 2-15, 2014. We have openings for 6-8 
volunteers on this project. Life Net banding assistants get training in 
mist-netting and bird banding (optional) at several banding stations in 
the Las Tangaras Reserve, Mindo, Ecuador. Volunteers also help with 
daily bird records, morning bird surveys, data entry, and re-sighting 
color-banded Andean Cock-of-the-Rock. Our goal is to advance scientific 
understanding of cloud forest avian communities, including species 
responses to deforestation, grazing, and climate change. Reserva Las 
Tangaras boasts more than 25 species of hummingbird, one of the largest 
regional cock-of-the-rock display leks, and good numbers of Choco and 
Andean endemic bird species. Volunteers help set up and monitor mist 
nets, extract birds from nets, carry birds from nets to a banding 
station, and record basic ecological data. Training in handling, 
measuring and banding is offered to those interested in developing that 
skill set, but is not required. Volunteers will also have some 
afternoons and a full day free to explore and/or bird the Mindo area. 
Accommodation is in the loft of a large research cabin with indoor 
toilet and hot showers. A cost-share donation of $1650 is required to 
cover the volunteer's transportation in Ecuador, meals, lodging, 
entrance fees, and salaries for Ecuadorian cooks and para-biologists 
(airfare to and from Ecuador is not included). The donation also 
contributes to stewardship of the reserve and local educational programs 
about cloud forest wildlife. The conservation expedition begins and ends 
in Quito. Contact Dr. DUSTI BECKER (EM: dbecker AT lifenetnature.org) 
for further details. Experience with mist-netting is desirable, but not 
required. Students, recent graduates and others looking for hands-on 
training and resume building experience will benefit greatly from this 
project. Visit the Volunteer page of http://www.lifenetnature.org for 
more details. To apply complete the application form on the Volunteer 
page and e-mail a brief cover letter to Dr. Dusti Becker (EM: dbecker AT 
lifenetnature.org). For more info on Reserva las Tangaras visit 
manager's blog at: http://lastangaras.wordpress.com/who-are-we/ Contact 
Information: Dr. Dusti Becker dbecker AT lifenetnature.org - See more 
at: Cloud Forest Bird Banding Volunteer - Ecuador, (URL: 

http://www.conbio.org/professional-development/scb-job-board/cloud-forest-bird-banding-volunteer-ecuador#sthash.bsShCm7Y.dpuf) 


CURATOR OF ORNITHOLOGY at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science  The 
Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) invites applications for a 
Curator of Ornithology in the Department of Zoology, Research and 
Collections Division. We seek a scientist whose field and 
collections-based research addresses fundamental questions in modern 
avian evolutionary biology with some focus on the Rocky Mountain region. 
The successful candidate will 1) conduct and support original field and 
collections-based scientific research in areas of specialty such as 
avian systematics, evolutionary genetics/genomics, ecology, 
bioinformatics, and/or related fields, with an established track record 
of publications and extramural funding; 2) actively curate and continue 
to grow a large and important ornithology collection, and 3) help 
inspire public understanding of, and involvement in, science by 
supporting museum-based programming, exhibitry, and external outreach. 
The DMNS has 14 active curators and support staff spanning the fields of 
anthropology, earth sciences, health sciences, space sciences, and 
zoology. We have recently completed a state-of-the-art collections 
facility with modern collections workspaces and room for growth (URL: 
http://www.dmns.org/morgridge-family-exploration-center/). Additional 
facilities and resources include a core genetics lab, digital imaging 
equipment, a fleet of field vehicles, and field equipment. The museum 
has outstanding conservation, volunteer management, and library staff. 
The museum has strong local public support and close collaborations with 
local organizations and universities. Numerous opportunities are 
available to engage with the general public through educational 
programming and exhibits and to work with a large, highly trained 
volunteer corps. We are situated in an ideal geographic location for 
conducting regional fieldwork and research. The Department of Zoology is 
an outwardly focused and collegial team that engages in research with a 
strong regional focus in the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains. Current 
staff expertise is in arachnology, entomology, and mammalogy. The 
ornithology collection (~55,000 specimens, including eggs and nests) is 
sizeable, with excellent geographic, temporal, and taxonomic coverage, 
and continues to grow; it can be searched here: 
http://arctos.database.museum/dmns_bird. The Department has a full-time 
collections manager, office manager, grant-funded curatorial assistants, 
associates, and about 140 zoology volunteers who engage in science, 
collections, and outreach. Additional information about the DMNS 
Research and Collections Division and the Department of Zoology can be 
found here: http://www.dmns.org/science/. A PhD is required at the start 
of the position and postdoctoral experience is preferred. The starting 
date of the position is flexible. Application Instructions: To apply, 
submit a single PDF file, which contains all of the following on 
single-spaced, single-sided pages in 12-point or larger font, via 
http://www.dmns.org/about-us/jobs/, by October 31, 2014: 1. A one-page 
cover letter that outlines your interest in the position, experience, 
and personal objectives. 2. A statement (three pages max.) that 
addresses the following equally: 1) your research interests, 
accomplishments, and future research/funding plans that include a 
regional focus; 2) your plans to dovetail your scholarship with the 
existing ornithology collection at the DMNS, and to continue to build 
and steward the ornithology collection; and 3) a summary of outreach 
areas where you are currently most effective, ways to leverage your 
skills within and beyond the museum to improve the publics 
understanding of science, and innovative approaches for leveraging the 
DMNS platform to effectively engage the general public and catalyze the 
next generation of scientifically literate youth. 3. A complete 
curriculum vitae which lists your in-press or published peer-reviewed 
publications, funding history, record of collections experience, and 
outreach. 4. A list of contact information for three professional 
references. Be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are 
only able to directly contact those candidates whose skills and 
background best fit the needs of the position, however please check your 
inbox and junk mail for any correspondence. If you are a returning 
applicant, please note that cover letters must be deleted, edited and 
then reattached to correspond with the position. No phone calls please. 
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is an equal opportunity employer 
Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled. The Museum is dedicated to the goal 
of building a culturally diverse staff committed to serving the needs of 
all our visitors and we encourage applications from individuals of all 
backgrounds.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN WILDLIFE ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT,
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, West Virginia University  
West Virginia University is seeking a broadly-trained wildlife ecologist 
to fill a nine-month tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant 
Professor. We anticipate that the position will begin on July 1, 2015. 
The successful candidate is expected to develop a vibrant externally 
funded, nationally and internationally recognized research program that 
complements existing program strengths in wildlife ecology. Applicants 
with expertise in single taxonomic groups, particularly birds, will be 
considered, but preference is for a candidate with a broad background 
and interest in wildlife. Candidates with research interests in 
quantitative ecology, climate change, behavioral ecology, community 
ecology, or landscape ecology are of particular interest. The incumbent 
will mentor masters and doctoral students, publish research results in 
refereed journals, teach an undergraduate course in vertebrate natural 
history, an advanced undergraduate/graduate course in ornithology, and a 
graduate course in their area of expertise. An earned doctorate in 
wildlife sciences or related disciplines, a strong record of 
peer-reviewed publications, and the potential for obtaining and 
sustaining a research program from external grants is required. Teaching 
experience is highly desirable. Applications will be accepted until 
November 15, 2014 or until the position is filled. Visit 
http://forestry.wvu.edu/ for the complete job description and 
information on how to apply.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN WILDLIFE RESOURCES, Division of Forestry 
and Natural Resources, West Virginia University  West Virginia 
University is seeking a broadly-trained wildlife ecologist to fill a 
nine-month position at the rank of Research Assistant Professor. This 
position is research based and non-tenure track, but fully promotable 
using standard University promotion criteria. We anticipate that the 
position will begin on or before July 1, 2015. This is a shared position 
with the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station in Parsons, West 
Virginia. Duties are predominantly focused on forest-wildlife research 
(85 percent) and teaching one 3-credit graduate/advanced undergraduate 
course (15 percent) per year. Research questions should have broad, 
multi-disciplinary implications (e.g. climate change, energy 
development, zoonotic disease issues) and landscape scale applications 
(e.g. ecological restoration). The incumbent will work closely with the 
Forest Service to identify and develop research that complements Station 
and Agency priorities, attract and mentor graduate students, acquire 
extramural funding, and publish research results in refereed research 
journals. An earned doctorate in Wildlife Sciences or related 
disciplines is required. Experience in wildlife management or research 
at the state or federal level is preferred. Applications will be 
accepted until November 15, 2014 or until the position is filled. Visit 
http://forestry.wvu.edu/ for the complete job description and 
information on how to apply.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, ECOLOGY OR EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY OF FISHES OR BIRDS, 
University of Michigan  The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary 
Biology (URL: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/eeb) and the Program in the 
Environment (URL: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/pite) at the University of 
Michigan seek applicants for an assistant professor (tenure-track) 
position in the ecology or evolutionary biology of fishes or birds. 
While we expect to make a junior hire, outstanding senior applicants 
will also be considered. This is a university-year appointment with an 
expected start date of September 1, 2015. We seek outstanding 
individuals who use comparative fish or bird systems to study any area 
of ecology or evolutionary biology, and who would offer exceptional 
courses in the ecology or evolution of either taxon. Also strongly 
encouraged are research programs that could take advantage of the 
world-class biodiversity collections of the Museum of Zoology and/ or 
utilize the EEB Departments biological field stations. Museum 
curatorial activities may replace some teaching duties for appropriate 
candidates. To apply, use this link - 
http://www.resources-eeb.lsa.umich.edu/search14 - and arrange to have 
three letters of recommendation submitted through the same website. 
Review of applications will begin on November 3rd 2014 and will continue 
until the position is filled. Women and minorities are strongly 
encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the 
needs of dual career couples and is an equal opportunity/affirmative 
action employer.

TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY (vertebrate zoology)  
ORGANIZATION: Luther College. LOCATION: Decorah, Iowa. DEADLINE: 20 
October 2014. BEGINNING DATE: Late August 2015. QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. 
required; postdoctoral research and teaching experience preferred. 
Expertise in vertebrate zoology is essential. The successful applicant 
will demonstrate potential for excellence in college teaching, 
commitment to the liberal arts, and an active research program that will 
involve undergraduate students. RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching 
responsibilities will include an upper-level vertebrate zoology course, 
participation in the team-taught introductory Principles of Biology 
course, advanced courses in applicants area of expertise that 
complement current departmental offerings, and courses which contribute 
to general education and interdisciplinary programs of the college based 
upon the applicants expertise and needs of the department. Full-time 
load is spread over the fall, January and spring terms. The development 
of a research program that involves undergraduate students in research 
and seeks external research funding is expected. Research and teaching 
facilities include well-equipped recently built labs, the Hoslett Museum 
of Natural History vertebrate collections, and a 1000-acre campus 
including prairie, forest, and aquatic field sites. Additional duties 
include student advising, participation in college governance, and 
meeting with prospective students. STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY: Luther 
College is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community 
and the curriculum. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and 
perspectives to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, 
social and intellectual diversity. Candidates are encouraged to identify 
their strengths or experiences that will contribute to this goal. 
APPLICATION INFORMATION: Review of applications begins October 20, 2014 
and continues until position is filled. Applicants dossiers will 
include: **cover letter describing your interest in position; 
**curriculum vitae: 1) statement of teaching philosophy, experiences, 
and interests 2) evidence of effective teaching (student evaluations, 
sample syllabi, other course materials), if available 3) statement of 
research plans that emphasize how undergraduate students will be 
incorporated; **unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts; **a 
minimum of three letters of recommendation (the college will send an 
e-mail to each letter writer identified in the application process with 
a link to upload letter). Apply at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com/. 
INQUIRIES: Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. KIRK 
LARSEN, Vertebrate Zoologist Search Committee Chair, Department of 
Biology, Luther College, 700 College Drive, Decorah, IA, 52101; (PH: 
563-387-1558; EM: larsenkj AT luther.edu). Additional information about 
the college is available by visiting the college website 
http://www.luther.edu, and/or the departmental website 
http://www.luther.edu/biology/. Questions regarding the application 
process should be directed to (EM: facultysearch AT luther.edu).

HOODED GREBE CONSERVATION PROJECT: CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS at Ambiente Sur & 
Aves Argentinas. Website: www.salvemosalmacatobiano.org Location: Santa 
Cruz, Argentina. Duration: Minimun 4 weeks. Job Type: Volunteer. Number 
of Openings: 9. Application Deadline: 21 Oct 2014. Job Description: In 
the "Hooded Grebe Project" we aim to contribute to the conservation of 
populations of this diver bird, critically endangered globally, which 
has less than 800 individuals. The project began to take shape in 2009 
when its first experiences began in the remote and rugged plateaus at 
the western part of the province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia, Argentina. 
Since then, we have tirelessly worked there for several years which has 
led us to get to know the Hooded Grebe, its conservation problems, its 
environment and the various actors involved in its complex current 
situation. Moreover, we have come to realize that an essential problem 
is precisely the lack of information. Since then, the project has 
focused both on increasing knowledge of this fantastic and critically 
endangered specie, as well as in making direct conservation actions to 
help restoring its populations. The "Hooded Grebe Project" is developed 
by two insitutions: Aves Argentinas (BirdLife Int.Partner) and Ambiente 
Sur, and has the support of the Laboratory of Ecology and Animal 
Behaviour of the University of Buenos Aires (IEGEBA-CONICET). We also 
have the support of numerous institutions: Argentina Wildlife 
Foundation, Canadian Wildlife Service, CREOI, Department of Wildlife 
Office, Rufford Small Grants, among others. Moreover, it is noteworthy 
that most of the project team consists of volunteers who contribute with 
their time, effort and knowledge to enable the successful development of 
each working season. Tasks to be undertaken: - Aquatic birds census. - 
Data collection on nesting colonies of Hooded Grebe. - Support for 
capturing and marking Hooded Grebe individuals. - Monitoring (censuses 
and detection) of invasive species such as American Mink and Kelp Gull. 
- Support to colony guardians (detection and control of factors 
affecting the colonies). - Development and operation of direct 
conservation actions. - Monitoring of wildlife (mammals, amphibians and 
reptiles). - Census of shorebirds. - Collaboration in maintenance of 
work equipment. - Promotion and education work about the project in the 
region. - Housework (cooking, cleaning) and maintenance of common areas. 
- Restoration of habitats and restoration of working areas. The tasks to 
be performed in the field are many and different (conservation and 
research actions), for this reason is necessary that volunteers explain 
us their area of interest. However, all tasks are developed almost in 
parallel, so surely everyone will end up having to contribute in every 
kind of task. Types, conditions and explanations for volunteering: To 
ensure time optimization of voluntary work, the minimum dwell time that 
is required is one month (30 days), starting from 1st December 2014 
until 30 April 2015 and arrival dates shall be during the first days of 
the month (1 to 3). The residence time and/or arrival and departure 
dates of the volunteers may be modified by the organization if it is 
necessary for the progression of the project; such changes would be 
arranged early enough and according to the personal requirements of each 
volunteer. For joining the project, a sum of US $ 20 per day will be 
requested, which completely covers the volunteer expenses once arrived 
at the province of Santa Cruz (meeting point in the city of El 
Calafate), including training, transport, food and lodging throughout 
the fieldwork time. If your stay exceeds 60 days, we would be able to 
make a reduction in the amount requested up to 15 US $/day. During the 
development of the campaign, we work from 1 December to 30 April, with 
only short intermediate rest periods, pre-scheduled. Breaks will be 2 
days every 15 days, remaining in the base camp, and every 30 days a 
5-day break will be held in places close to the study area (e.g. tourist 
sites in the province, El Calafate, Chaltn, Lago Posadas or Los 
Antiguos.). The Hooded Grebe project is built under a long term vision, 
that is why volunteers have opportunities to grow professionally within 
it. Therefore, volunteers with new ideas or interest in the subject for 
the development of thesis, master or doctoral studies will be favored in 
the selection. Qualifications: The main feature we look for in 
participants is a genuine interest in conservation and/or biodiversity 
research and it is also important to have passion for nature and 
adventure. Were not necessarily looking for people formally prepared or 
with official titles, but for those who show interest and passion for 
learning and who are motivated to contribute with the issues mentioned 
above. The environment of Santa Cruz plateaus is extreme, with winds 
over 60 mph and temperatures that may vary from below freezing to near 
90 F, with very high levels of solar irradiation due to the low level 
of humidity in the atmosphere. That is why volunteers must be physically 
and psychologically prepared for work: inclement weather is not going to 
delay the working schedules. In this sense, we consider fundamental 
having a good sense humour and proactive attitude. The project uses a 
ranch in the province of Santa Cruz as base camp, but we usually spend 
most of the time doing fieldwork, which means: long periods without 
bathing, camping under a fence, making long walks, etc. Adequate 
personal gear (clothes, sleeping bags, etc.) for these environmental 
conditions is also required. Because working conditions are often in 
isolated environments, it should be noted that there is no phone 
coverage and/or Internet access, so that the use of such technology is 
restricted to those days that we visit locations with such services. 
Knowledge about first aid will be assessed when choosing volunteers. It 
is also important that volunteers are willing to collaborate in various 
aspects not related to fieldwork. To Apply: - A letter briefly 
describing your interest in participating. - Curriculum vitae. 
APPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED until OCTOBER 20th, 2014. Results will be 
available on October 31th, 2014. FIELD WORK WILL BE DEVELOPED FROM 
DECEMBER 1th, 2014, TO APRIL 30th, 2015. Contact (information and 
signing-up): (EM: Proyectomacatobiano AT gmail.com, URL: 
http:\\www.avesargentinas.org.ar http:\\www.ambientesur.org.ar; 
Facebook: Salvemos al Mac Tobiano) For further information please 
check: El Ocaso del Mac Tobiano or Twilight of the Hooded Grebe.


Subject: Bird Jobs -- September 22, 2014
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:58:31 -0400
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FIELD ASSISTANTS - JAMAICA (5-6). We're looking for field technicians to 
work on a study of American Redstarts, Yellow Warblers, and Ovenbirds in 
Jamaica. Project dates are approximately January 10th to May 15th. 
Assistants can expect 8-10 days in the field, six days per week, walking 
in flooded mangrove forests sometimes inhabited by crocodiles and 
maneuvering through dense and thorny second growth scrub. Flexibility 
with hot, buggy working conditions, work schedule, and living situation 
is absolutely key to success at this position. Competitive applicants 
will be very self-motivated, have the ability to re-sight and follow 
tiny color-banded birds and extract songbirds quickly and safely from 
mist nets. Experience collecting foraging behavioral data on small 
songbirds and banding and bleeding experience are all preferred, but not 
required. The majority of field work (80%) will involve mapping warbler 
territories, but will also include some banding, vegetation 
measurements, and data entry. This is an all-expenses paid volunteer 
position (i.e., no salary, but travel to and from Jamaica as well as 
home-cooked Jamaican food and comfortable seaside lodging are provided). 
Our funding agency has encouraged us to promote "broadening 
participation in biology", so we strongly encourage applicants from 
underrepresented groups (particularly if Jamaican or otherwise 
Caribbean) to apply. Non-U.S. citizens may apply but we can only cover 
airfare from North America or the Caribbean to Jamaica. We are also 
considering hiring a Yellow Warbler crew leader who would receive a 
stipend (approx. $200/ week); if you feel you are particularly well 
qualified, please note your interest in the crew leader position and 
whether you would still be interested in the field assistant position if 
you are not selected as the crew leader. Crew leader applicants should 
have strong organizational skills, experience in an independent field 
leadership role and be proficient at target netting and banding small 
songbirds. Send an email with the subject Jamaican Field Assistant or 
"Jamaican Crew Leader" to MER MIETZELFELD (EM: 
SetophagaPetechia AT gmail.com) by October 6th, 2014. There should be only 
one PDF attached called LastnameFirstname.pdf that includes the 
following: 1)a one page max cover letter, 2)a resume/CV, and 3)contact 
info for 3 references.

DIRECTOR OF SCIENCE, The Nature Conservancy, North Carolina Chapter. The 
Director of Science serves as the lead scientist for the North Carolina 
Chapter. In this role, s/he ensures that good science guides and informs 
the conservation activities of the Chapter and creates the scientific 
vision for the Chapter through anticipation of challenges, threats, and 
opportunities that have the potential to affect our work. S/he 
collaborates with staff on applied conservation science and provides 
technical support and guidance on conservation planning activities to 
conservation staff. S/he works on issues related to climate change both 
in North Carolina and in collaboration with other TNC science 
practitioners across the country. The Director of Science works to 
expand or develop programs in areas such as freshwater and marine 
science. S/he works closely with public agencies, other environmental 
organizations and universities to build partnerships and develop 
research focused on solving real conservation challenges and innovative 
approaches to dealing with emerging conservation issues. The Director of 
Science helps guide the conservation efforts of the Chapter by 
participating in long-term planning and prioritization of programs and 
projects as a member of the chapter Conservation Steering Committee. 
S/he ensures that the chapter complies with the scientific policies and 
procedures of The Nature Conservancy. S/he collaborates with scientists 
and resource managers within and outside of TNC to develop and 
disseminate sound scientific standards and methodologies and to foster 
implementation of adaptive management in TNC projects. Please visit 
(URL: http://www.nature.org/careers) to apply. You must submit your 
resume and cover letter as one document. All sections of the online 
application must be completed (e.g. work experience and education, even 
if information is included on your resume) to be considered for this 
position. Deadline to apply is October 3, 2014.

TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION: FIELD BIOLOGY  The Zoology Department of 
Ohio Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure track 
position to begin August, 2015. We seek a field-oriented vertebrate 
biologist who is committed to teaching in a liberal arts setting and who 
will develop a productive research program that includes undergraduate 
students. Primary teaching duties will include a course with a 
significant field emphasis: either ornithology or a vertebrate field 
course in the candidates area of expertise. A successful candidate will 
also contribute to the departments introductory courses, major and 
non-major. Other duties may include additional sections of existing 
courses, seminars, and travel-learning courses. Ph.D. required. 
Additional information is available at http://jobs.owu.edu, or from the 
search chair, Dr. DAVID MARKWARDT (EM: ddmarkwa AT owu.edu). Completed 
application packets are to be sent to the search chair and will include: 
1) letter of interest (cover letter); 2) current CV; 3) statements of 
teaching and research interests; 4) copies of all undergraduate and 
graduate transcripts; 5) three letters of reference; and 6) up to 5 
reprints. Review of applications will begin on October 3rd, 2014 and 
will continue until the position is filled. Ohio Wesleyan University 
(URL: http://www.owu.edu) is a selective, private, undergraduate liberal 
arts, residential institution founded in 1842 and is located just 20 
miles north of Columbus. Ohio Wesleyan University is strongly committed 
to diversity within its community and encourages all interested 
applicants, including women and minorities, to apply (EEOE).

FIELD BIOLOGIST AND DETECTION DOG HANDLER  H. T. Harvey & Associates is 
a premier ecological consulting firm based in California and Hawaii. 
For over 40 years, H. T. Harvey has created ecologically sound solutions 
to our clients complex natural resource challenges. Duties: We 
currently have an opening for a field biologist who is also an 
experienced wildlife detection dog handler. Hiring Location: Mojave 
Desert Region. Responsibilities include housing, caring for, and 
training program detection dogs; handling trained detection dogs on 
wildlife surveys; identifying avian species; managing project data; and 
preparing reports. The position will sometimes require a person to 
navigate varying and rugged terrain safely and potentially alone with 
the dog. It may require occasional overnight travel and weekend work. 
Good general communication skills and an ability to work well with a 
field team and with diverse personnel also are important. 
Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong field background 
performing a variety of wildlife detection dog surveys. The ideal 
candidate will have experience managing detection dog field projects and 
training other dog handlers. Applicants with experience/expertise in 
bird identification are preferred. Education: Degree in Wildlife 
Biology, Biology, Ecology, or similar field. Interested candidates 
should respond by emailing your cover letter, resume, transcripts, 
salary requirement and references to (EM: personnel AT harveyecology.com) 
and reference Detection Dog Handler in the header, or mail/fax 
application to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 
University Avenue, Building D, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Fax: (408) 458-3210. 
H. T. Harvey & Associates is a growing company with an energetic, 
forward-thinking approach. We offer an excellent salary and benefits 
package and an employee-focused work environment. Our employment package 
includes medical, dental, and life insurance, and a 401K with a generous 
employer match. More information about H. T. Harvey & Associates and our 
areas of expertise can be obtained at http://www.harveyecology.com. H. 
T. Harvey & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and 
minorities, disabled and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Subject: Bird Jobs --August 27, 2014
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:50:09 -0400
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may also update their own announcements and remove them from the list 
when no longer. needed. Non-members will still need to send their 
announcements to the moderator, Cheryl Trine (EM: ctrine AT andrews.edu) 
for posting; posting time should be within 72 hours of receipt. Please 
visit our site. It is still a work in progress, so if you have any 
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AVICULTURE & ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PAID INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE  The 
Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy (LRWC) is accepting applications 
for a unique internship opportunity in the combined disciplines of 
aviculture and environmental education. Interns receive on- the-job 
training alongside our internationally known staff in all aspects of 
aviculture and environmental education programs. Position Description: 
Internships are 24 weeks in duration (six months) with the potential for 
renewal. This position has dual responsibilities in the aviculture and 
environmental education programs. There is overlap in responsibilities 
and some days have more emphasis on one program than the other. 
Aviculture responsibilities include feeding and maintenance of the 
captive waterfowl collection, assistance with bird 
capture/restraint/transport, veterinary staff support, and record 
keeping. Environmental education responsibilities include interacting 
with LRWC visitors, guiding tour groups, presenting avian related 
programs, training/working with education birds, and representing the 
organization at community events. Successful applicants will also assist 
with the supervision of volunteers and student work groups, and assist 
with special events and fundraising. This is a demanding position that 
sometimes requires long hours and extended periods outside in adverse 
weather conditions. Applicants must be willing to put in the time and 
effort to complete projects as needed. Qualifications: Applicants must 
have prior experience in animal care and an interest in environmental 
education. Undergraduates and graduate students in the fields of 
education, science or biology are encouraged to apply. Students with 
college degrees in related fields may also be considered. Experience in 
animal care is required and knowledge and/or experience with avian 
husbandry is highly desirable. The position requires exceptional 
attention to detail, the ability to manage multiple and diverse tasks 
simultaneously, excellent writing ability, a high level of 
professionalism with strong interpersonal skills and a cordial attitude. 
Applicants must be able to lift at least 50 pounds, climb a ladder 20 
feet or higher and perform overhead work. Applicants must also be 
available to work any of the seven days of the week and holidays with 
the possibility of late evenings as needed. A valid driver license is 
required. Compensation: Interns receive housing and a bi-weekly stipend 
of $200.00 ($400.00 per month). About the Conservancy: The Livingston 
Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy is a not for-profit organization dedicated 
to the conservation of waterfowl and wetland habitats through research, 
education, and conservation action. An integral part of our conservation 
and education programs are the aviaries, where over seventy species of 
waterfowl, as well as cranes and screamers, are housed. Conservancy 
staff conducts on-site and off-site environmental education programs 
relating to biodiversity and waterfowl and wetland conservation, often 
utilizing the aviaries and imprinted education birds. LRWC is located in 
a small town with 8,000 residents in northwestern Connecticut. 
Applicants should be aware of the opportunities and limitations of 
living in a quaint New England community. Litchfield is an outdoor 
enthusiasts paradise and LRWC itself has access to several hundred 
acres of wetland and upland habitats. To Apply: Qualified applicants 
should email a letter of inquiry, resume, and at least three references 
to JESSICA CATON, LRWC Director of Education (EM: jcaton AT lrwc.net). 
Resumes will be reviewed as they are received, with application deadline 
of September 15, 2014. Intern start date last week of October. Selected 
candidates will be interviewed shortly thereafter. No calls please.

INTERPRETIVE NATURALISTS (2) for fall migration monitoring project at 
New Jersey Audubons Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ. Sep. 1 - 
Oct. 31. Cape May is renowned as one of the world's great hot spots for 
bird migration. Successful applicants will work at the Cape May 
Hawkwatch. Duties include teaching visitors bird identification and 
natural history, offering general assistance, conducting workshops, and 
assisting counter when needed. Applicants should have experience 
interacting with the public and excellent interpersonal skills. 
Familiarity with bird migration and experience identifying birds, 
especially raptors, is preferred. All applicants must have their own 
vehicles and a valid, clean drivers license. Salary for positions 
$900/month; housing and reimbursement for gas is provided. Send cover 
letter indicating position of interest, resume outlining relevant 
experience, and three references (including email addresses and phone 
numbers) to MIKE CREWE, Cape May Bird Observatory, PO Box 3, 701 East 
Lake Drive, Cape May Point, NJ 08212 or email: (EM: mike.crewe AT 
njaudubon.org). Application deadline 30 August 2014.

RESEARCH PROJECT (SUITABLE FOR EXTERNAL MSC THESIS) -The influence of 
age and social structure on a sexually selected ornament. The 
Evolutionary Biology Group at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology 
in Seewiesen, Bayern, Germany (URL: 
http://www.orn.mpg.de/218798/Forschungsgruppe-Schroeder) is offering two 
research projects (suitable for external MSc thesis) during the winter 
semester 2014/2015. The projects aim at disentangling the short---term 
and long---term correlates of a sexually selected ornament in a 
passerine bird, the house sparrow, Passer domesticus. You will learn or 
improve your skills in: design of behavioral experiments, collection of 
behavioral and morphological data working with captive birds, DNA 
sampling, data management and analysis, as well as scientific writing 
and presentation. Candidates should have an interest in Evolution and 
Behavioural Ecology, a strong work ethic, and be able to work 
independently and as part of a team. The working language at the 
Institute is English, so good knowledge of the language is required. 
Previous experience in handling small animals, as well as experience in 
analyzing videos and image data is preferable, but not necessary. The 
successful candidate will be part of a young dynamic team in which 
scientific exchange is fostered. The Max Planck Institute for 
Ornithology employs a dedicated and international group of researchers 
who are focused on exploring the fields of evolution, ecology, genetics, 
and neurobiology. Review of applications will start immediately until 
the positions are filled. If you are interested in applying for one of 
the research projects please write to (including your CV and name and 
addresses of at least one person who could give you a reference) ALFREDO 
SNCHEZ-TJAR (EM: asanchez AT orn.mpg.de) or ANTJE GIRNDT (EM: agirndt 
AT orn.mpg.de) latest by September 7th.

RESEARCH PROJECT (SUITABLE FOR EXTERNAL MSC THESIS): Sperm and age in 
house sparrows - The Evolutionary Biology Group at the Max Planck 
Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen, Bayern, Germany (URL: 
http://www.orn.mpg.de/218798/Forschungsgruppe-Schroeder) is offering one 
student research project (suitable for MSc thesis) starting in November 
2014. This project will investigate reproductive senescence and its 
evolutionary consequences using data from a captive and wild population 
of house sparrows, Passer domesticus. You will learn or improve your 
skills in: microscopy, sperm quality and quantity measurements, data 
management and analysis, scientific presentation and writing. Candidates 
should have an interest in Evolution and Behavioural Ecology, a strong 
work ethic, and be able to work independently and as part of a team. 
Furthermore, experience in cell biology and microscopy is desired. The 
working language at the Institute is English, so good knowledge of the 
language is required. The successful candidate will be part of a young 
dynamic team in which scientific exchange is fostered. The Max Planck 
Institute for Ornithology employs a dedicated and international group of 
researchers who are focused on exploring the fields of evolution, 
ecology, genetics, and neurobiology. Review of applications will start 
immediately until the position is filled. If you are interested in 
applying for the research project please write to (including your CV and 
name and addresses of at least one person who could give you a 
reference) to ANTJE GIRNDT (EM: agirndt AT orn.mpg.de) latest by 
September 30th.

CONDOR BREEDING & CONSERVATION INTERNSHIP  Foundation Galo Plaza Lasso. 
Condor Huasi Program - 
http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/PDd6j5tc2B3p/ The Foundation is 
a part of the Grupo Nacional de Trabajo del Condor Andino which is the 
government licensed reproduction and liberation organization for the 
Andean Condor in Ecuador. Condors are critically endangered in Ecuador 
with only 50 wild condors and almost 20 of them living in Zuleta. 
Therefore, the Conservation of the Andean Condor in Ecuador project was 
started in 2009 in collaboration with FGLP, Hacienda Zuleta, and the 
Zuleta community. FGPL & Hacienda Zuleta operate the project Condor 
Huasi on land belonging to the Hacienda. Zuleta's seven captive condors 
and four condors in the Quito Zoo, are part of a program to breed 
condors with the aim of returning the chicks to the wild. The project 
aims to understand more about wild and captive condors through 
ethograms, making detailed observation of the behavior of wild and 
captive condors, and identifying factors impacting their behavior, 
breeding, survival, and the actions needed to save the species from 
extinction. Project components include captive breeding working towards 
reintroduction, recording sightings of wild condors, community 
education, interpretive services for tourists, and raising awareness in 
the hope of saving this species from extinction. Depending on the time 
of year, interns may help with maintaining the camera trap or 
registering wildlife sightings in the area. The aim is to understand 
more about other wildlife in the area. Spectacled bears are often seen, 
but we also see paramo foxes, puma, mountain tapir, opossums, and more 
in the wider area, though one would need to be incredibly lucky to see 
them. There is no guarantee what wildlife you will see. Binoculars 
and/or a camera with a good zoom will give you more opportunities. 
Condor Huasi Intern positions are available all year round for 30 or 37 
day periods. Requirements: Applicants must be studying or have studied 
biology, zoology, wildlife conservation or a similar subject at the 
university level. The minimum age is 18. Interns need to be reasonably 
fit and will need to walk for 45 minutes or so from their house to the 
work site and occasionally to walk higher up to the cage and observation 
point on the pramo and to help with manual work such as repairing 
cages. The hacienda is at an altitude of around 2,900m (9,500ft) and the 
highest observation point at around 3,780m (12,401ft). The interns tasks 
and working hours will depend on the needs of the project so we are 
looking for practical, enthusiastic people who will adapt to the current 
situation. Interns must have good attention to detail because data 
collection, in the form of detailed observations of condor behavior, is 
vital to the project and makes up the majority of the work. This 
opportunity is not suitable for anyone with an allergy to domestic 
animals (such as rabbits and dogs) or fur or anyone unwilling to handle 
raw me at. How to Apply: Email (EM: info AT haciendazuleta.com) with 
your CV and a cover letter explaining why you wish to be a Condor Huasi 
Intern, why you think you would make an excellent intern, and what you 
expect to gain from the experience. Note any relevant volunteer or work 
experience. Let us know your level of Spanish language skills, and any 
travel experience in Spanish-speaking countries. Please, place your 
cover letter on the header provided for you at the end of the web page 
(URL: http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/PDd6j5tc2B3p/). We 
recommend applying well in advance if possible, as the number of intern 
opportunities available is limited. Applicants should note that if they 
are accepted, they will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of 
$150 to reserve their place.

INDEPENDENT RESEARCH INTERNS  The Fundacin Galo Plaza Lasso. Condors 
share their pramo habitat with spectacled bears, pumas, pramo foxes 
and a wide variety of other animals and birdlife. In order to save the 
condor, we must save the pramo, the Andean forest and ensure that there 
are healthy populations of other wildlife. As Zuleta is located in the 
Andean Pramo and in the Andean Forest, both of which still require a 
great deal of exploration, the Foundation is interested in promoting 
research and investigation of the local ecosystems. The Foundation aims 
to catalogue wildlife in the area, to study and understand the roles of 
other species living in the pramo and Andean forest, and how the 
ecosystems, flora, fauna, and humans impact each other. There is 
particular interest in studying two critically endangered species - the 
Andean marsupial tree frog and the spectacled bear. The spectacled bear 
is the only surviving bear native to South America and the foundation is 
planning to began genetic testing of the bears. Therefore, the 
Foundation hosts students and researchers who are at least in their 
final years of undergraduate studies, in a masters program, doing 
postgraduate work or somewhere in between. We are looking for people 
with energy and initiative to conduct independent research on topics of 
their choice. Due to the multidisciplinary approach of the Foundation's 
work it makes the perfect site for students with multidisciplinary and 
interdisciplinary interests to do research. Here are a few potential 
areas of research: *Cataloging frog species; *Cataloging any set of 
species; *Studying any of the frog species; *Studying the endangered 
Andean marsupial tree frog; *Studying the endangered spectacled bear; 
*Studying Zuleta's impact on the watershed and its importance to the 
surrounding cities. While developing an idea for the research proposal 
please feel free to contact us (EM: info AT haciendazuleta.com) and 
discuss your interests and potential research ideas. Intern Activities: 
Interns will be supported in their day to day research by two on-site 
biologists and will be mentored by a faculty member from either 
Universidad San Francisco de Quito (URL: http://www.usfq.edu.ec/) or La 
Catlica (http://www.puce.edu.ec). Interns can meet with their faculty 
mentor via Skype or they can take the three hour bus trip to Quito. 
Interns will be responsible for designing their own research and work 
schedule. Each intern will therefore have a different daily and weekly 
schedule. It is estimated that most projects will last between three and 
six months, but we expect each project to have its own timeframe. By the 
end of the interns time with us they will be expected to have produced 
a poster presentation and a paper/article. Interns will be asked to 
leave a copy of their work with the Foundation so guests of the Hacienda 
can review their work and so future interns can build on what has 
already been discovered. Interns will also deliver at least one 
presentation on their findings at a venue appropriate to their project. 
The presentations may be at a university, in the community, etc. 
Management skills can be acquired if interns decide to enlist the help 
of local students or Condor Huasi Interns. Condor Huasi Interns are 
mostly undergraduate students who stay with the Foundation for about a 
month working with our captive condor breeding program. Independent 
Research Interns are welcome to help with the condor program and may be 
asked to participate in community service, such as, helping the 
after-school program put on special events. Background: The Fundacin 
Galo Plaza Lasso (FGPL) is a part of the Grupo Nacional de Trabajo del 
Condor Andino which is the government licensed reproduction and 
liberation organization for the Andean Condor in Ecuador. It was 
established in 1995 to continue the legacy of former President Galo 
Plaza. We are a nonprofit which sponsors projects benefitting the 
community of Zuleta and communities in the surrounding area. Zuleta is a 
village of about 1,550 and the majority of the residents are indigenous. 
Zuleta was once a remote village and for generations Hacienda Zuleta 
employed the majority of the community members, but the era of haciendas 
has ended and Hacienda Zuleta is no exception. While Hacienda Zuleta is 
still a working hacienda it can only support 60 families. Therefore, 
Hacienda Zuleta started the foundation to support, develop and implement 
programs and activities which improve the quality of life for the local 
communities through education, socioeconomic development, and 
conservation. The Foundation is based at Hacienda Zuleta 
(http://zuleta.com/), in Imbabura Province about 2 hours journey from 
Quito, around 30 minutes from the city of Ibarra and about an hour from 
Otavalo. Requirements: Applicants must be studying or have studied 
biology, zoology, wildlife conservation, sustainability or a similar 
subject at the university level. The minimum age is 20. Interns need to 
be reasonably fit and will need to walk for 45 minutes or longer 
depending on their research. The hacienda is at an altitude of around 
2,900m (9,500ft) and the highest observation point at around 3,780m 
(12,401ft). The interns tasks and working hours will depend on the needs 
of the project. We are looking for practical, adaptable, and 
enthusiastic people who are looking to learn and have a good time. 
Availability: Independent Research Intern positions are available year 
round. Depending on the proposed project interns typically stay between 
three and six months. There are only two beds set aside for Independent 
Research Interns who are accepted into the program on a rolling 
admissions basis. For more information and to apply, please visit (URL: 
http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/t3fdN5Xgjh8d/). How to Apply: 
The application process happens in three steps. Step 1 - Email info AT 
haciendazuleta.com with your CV and a cover letter explaining why you 
wish to be a intern, why you think you would make an excellent intern, 
and what you expect to gain from the experience. Please, note any 
relevant volunteer or work experience and any travel experience in 
Spanish-speaking countries. Most importantly please provide a one 
paragraph abstract describing your research proposal. Please, place your 
cover letter and abstract on the header provided at the bottom of the 
web page (URL: http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/t3fdN5Xgjh8d/). 
After the Foundation reviews your CV, cover letter, and abstract you 
will be notified if we would like you to proceed to Step 2. Step 2 - You 
will be asked to submit your research proposal which will first be 
reviewed by the on-site biologists to assess the academic and research 
abilities of the intern and the feasibility of the proposal. If, it 
meets the standards of the Foundation we will move to Step 3. Step 3 - 
During Step 3 the Foundation will match the intern with a faculty 
mentor. Once a professor agrees to mentor the intern, the intern will be 
officially accepted into the program. We recommend applying well in 
advance, as we can only host two Independent Research Interns at one 
time. Applicants should note that if they are accepted, they will be 
required to pay a non-refundable deposit of $150 to reserve their place.

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS ON THE 9TH CRAZY ANT STRIKE TEAM EXPEDITION, 
Johnston Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service is seeking 4 volunteers beginning early November 2014 for up to 
8 months to join the 9th Crazy Ant Strike Team (CAST IX) Expedition to 
Johnston Atoll National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). Johnston Atoll is located 
in the central Pacific Ocean, 717 nautical miles west-southwest of 
Honolulu. The refuge is managed for 14 species of breeding seabirds and 
5 species of wintering shorebirds in addition to its diverse coral reef 
and marine organism assemblages, including the threatened green sea 
turtle. The atoll contains four small islands (696 acres), which 
constitute the only land area in over 750,000 square miles of ocean. The 
emergent land associated with this refuge provides critical, rat-free 
habitat for central Pacific seabird populations and its coral reef 
ecosystem is an important marine resource. The refuge is uninhabited 
except for the 5 member crew. Volunteers will have the opportunity to 
live in this remote setting surrounded by birds and sea life. In January 
2010, an infestation of Yellow Crazy Ants (YCA), Anoplolepis gracilipes, 
was found affecting approximately 130 acres of the 630-acre Johnston 
Island. Yellow Crazy Ants, named because of their manic behavior when 
disturbed, have wreaked havoc on ecosystems and bird habitats in other 
parts of the world; therefore the presence of this infestation is cause 
for great concern. Local impacts to wildlife already observed on 
Johnston Island include the apparent desertion of the entire affected 
area by ground nesting birds (Red-tailed Tropicbird and Wedge-tailed 
Shearwater) that previously occupied those areas and a possible 
reduction in density and numbers of tree-nesting bird species 
(Red-footed Booby and White Tern) inside the area colonized by YCA. The 
potential for even greater impacts to the terrestrial ecosystem at 
Johnston Atoll is substantial if the infestation of YCA is left 
unchecked. Efforts have been ongoing since August 2010; YCA numbers have 
been reduced by 99% and the seabirds have begun to return. Duties 
performed by CAST IX will include: 1) in Honolulu, Hawaii, packing and 
preparing gear, food, and all items necessary for the camp; and 2) on 
Johnston Island, applying pesticides, biological monitoring of ants, 
coral reef, and bird communities, and camp maintenance. CAST IX will 
consist of 4 volunteers and a crew leader. Volunteers will be expected 
to work at least 48 hours/week, 6 days/week. However, this does not 
necessarily mean 8-5 M-F as some projects will necessitate working 
evenings or consecutive days. Primary responsibilities will include:  
Ant bait application and monitoring;  Entomological surveys/ bioassays; 
 Seabird, shorebird, and sea turtle surveys;  Data collection and 
management;  Weekly and summary reporting;  Camp 
establishment/disestablishment;  Camp maintenance and chores. It is 
imperative that candidates consider that Johnston is a remote site where 
all but emergency access is by ship, which takes 3-5 days to transit 
from Honolulu. No re-supply or ship visits during the 6-month camp are 
anticipated. On the island, transportation will primarily be by foot or 
bicycle with 1-mile daily commutes to the work site. Living conditions 
are primitive and consist of 12x14x6 personal sleeping tents while a 
bunker is used for communal/food storage/kitchen and office areas. 
Weather conditions can be harsh with strong winds, tropical storms, and 
hot sun. Bathing and washing is done in the ocean. Communication with 
the island has proven to be reliable but is limited to slow internet 
access. However, this internet access cannot be guaranteed and team 
members must be prepared in case communications become limited to text 
only e-mail with no internet browsing capability. Direct medical 
attention is at minimum 1-3 days away. Safety in this remote setting is 
of primary concern and all individuals are expected to work together as 
a team to maintain good communication at all times. Requirements: Must 
be willing and able to work 48 hours per week. Must be physically fit 
and able to walk 10 miles a day, lift and carry 70 lbs, ride a bicycle, 
swim, and be able to perform repetitive stooping and bending motions. 
Must be able to perform all duties in various weather conditions 
including high heat and humidity, strong winds, and rain. Qualified 
applicants must possess a valid passport that will not expire before 
August 2015. All CAST members must follow all pesticide and safety 
protocols. Prior experience in the following is preferred: camping, 
invasive species control, shorebird and seabird identification and 
monitoring, entomological surveying, familiarity with GIS tools and 
software, data management, pesticide application and possession of a 
valid U.S. drivers license. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will 
provide: airfare to and from Honolulu, housing and a modest food stipend 
while in Honolulu, transportation between Honolulu and Johnston, island 
quarantine clothes, and food and housing on Johnston. The Honolulu 
stipend will not be paid up front so volunteers will need to have 
sufficient finances to provide for their own food for the preparation 
period in Honolulu. Applications will be evaluated as they arrive. 
Interviews will begin mid-September 2014. Please include CAST IX 
Volunteer Application in the e-mail subject line. Please submit a cover 
letter, resume, and at least 3 references in one PDF to: (EM: 
Pacific_reefs AT fws.gov).

SOLAR ENERGY BIRD AND BAT FIELD BIOLOGISTS  H. T. Harvey & Associates 
is a premier ecological consulting firm based in California and Hawaii. 
For over 40 years, H. T. Harvey has created ecologically sound solutions 
to our clients complex natural resource challenges. We are seeking 
capable field biologists based in the Las Vegas area to conduct 
intensive fatality searches for bats and birds at a solar-energy 
facility. Primary fieldwork will include surveys involving extensive 
hiking, species identification, data acquisition, and data entry. There 
are multiple openings for temporary positions during the period 
mid-August to early October 2014, with potential for longer-term 
employment. Applicants should have a strong academic background and 
solid field and/or research experience. A degree in wildlife ecology or 
field biology is preferred; equivalent work may be substituted. 
Demonstrable field skills are critical, especially knowledge of avian 
species identification with specific project experience. Good general 
communication skills and an ability to work well with diverse personnel 
within a tightly regulated construction environment also are important. 
H. T. Harvey & Associates is a growing company with an energetic, 
forward-thinking approach. More information about H. T. Harvey & 
Associates and our areas of expertise can be obtained at 
http://www.harveyecology.com. Interested candidates should respond by 
emailing your cover letter, resume, transcripts, salary requirement and 
references to (EM: personnel AT harveyecology.com) and reference Fall 
2014 Solar Energy Field Biologists in the header, or mail/fax 
application to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 
University Avenue, Building D, Los Gatos, CA 95032. (FX: 408-458-3210). 
H. T. Harvey & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and 
minorities, disabled and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

AVIAN REHABILITATION INTERNS  The Marathon Wild Bird Center is seeking 
interns to assist the staff rehabilitators in all aspects of the 
rehabilitation process. Interns will be trained to perform these 
following tasks (as experience and aptitude allows) : Gavaging, food 
preparation, medicating, treating a variety of injuries, assisting with 
x-rays, keeping the hospital, the cages, equipment, and the outdoor 
aviaries clean, and releasing birds. There may also be other maintenance 
projects as time allows to help with the upkeep of the facility. This is 
a hands-on internship in a fast paced environment. Ideal applicants will 
be able to juggle multiple tasks while being efficient and following 
MWBC protocols. Interns can expect time to be equally split 50/50 
between animal care tasks and cleaning/sanitation tasks including but 
not limited to: doing dishes, mopping, scrubbing cages, power washing 
equipment, pooper scooping outdoor aviaries, cleaning therapy pools, and 
other organizational tasks. Internships can start in September 2014 but 
applications will be accepted on a rolling admission basis with the goal 
of having 1-2 interns at MWBC all times. Duration: Internships must be a 
minimum of 3 months but not exceed 4 months. Qualifications: -Must be 18 
years of age. -Must have or be working towards a degree in Biology, 
Environmental Science, Wildlife Conservation or equivalent. -Must be 
able to lift 50 pounds as well as be comfortable working long hours in a 
hot, humid, mosquito filled environment. (We experience mosquito 
outbreaks every 1-2 weeks.) -Previous rehabilitation experience not 
necessary, but a definite bonus. - A willingness to learn and a strong 
interest in wildlife rehabilitation as a career. -Strong attention to 
detail. -A positive attitude even while doing dirty work. -Must have own 
vehicle and valid drivers license if living offsite. If utilizing 
on-site intern housing, vehicle not necessary but still strongly 
recommended. Department stores, restaurants, markets, post office, etc. 
are within walking/biking distance. -Must be hard working, motivated, 
and not afraid to get your hands dirty. -Must acknowledge, understand, 
and accept the use of humane euthanasia in a rehabilitative setting. 
-Must be comfortable with using dead chicks, rodents, and fish as a food 
source for patients and permanent residents. Amenities: Optional on site 
pop-up camper is available for housing 1 intern at a time. Has air 
conditioning as well as running water but is very rustic. No pets or 
overnight visitors allowed on camper. If occupied or intern prefers more 
traditional living situation, it is the interns responsibility to find 
his or her own housing. Payment: This is an unpaid, educational 
internship. Please be aware that in the event of a hurricane evacuation 
is required. Being prepared to evacuate is the responsibility of the 
intern. The Marathon Wild Bird Center, located in Marathon, Florida, 
rehabilitates a wide variety of avian species found in the Florida Keys. 
In addition, MWBC houses a number of permanent educational birds 
including pelicans, raptors, cormorants, and gulls. MWBC takes in 
approximately 750 birds a year. If interested please send cover letter, 
resume, and three references to BETHANY SPIEGEL (EM: Spiegelb1 AT 
gmail.com). Please allow 1 week after e-mailing for a response.

DIRECTOR OF CONSERVATION with the National Audubon SocietyLocation: 
Chicago, IL. Position Summary: The Director of Conservation will lead 
the development of conservation objectives and implementation of 
conservation strategies throughout Illinois and the Great Lakes region 
ensuring alignment with the goals and objectives of the National Audubon 
Society and the Mississippi Flyway. S/he will oversee Audubon Chicago 
Regions (ACR) conservation, restoration, and Bird Friendly Communities 
programs, collaborating with natural resource agencies (federal, state, 
county, and municipal), private conservation organizations, and Audubon 
Chapters. ACR relies upon a network of volunteer conservation leaders, 
land stewards, and citizen-scientists to ensure the sustainability of 
its work and the Director of Conservation will develop strategies to 
support and deepen the engagement of the current network, while also 
engaging a broader community. The Director will manage the conservation 
staff and project managers and work in close collaboration with the 
Executive Director to develop conservation priorities and policies for 
the region. S/he will develop funding proposals to foundations, 
corporations, agencies, and individuals. S/he will also be responsible 
for identifying funding opportunities and managing the funding 
relationships with natural resource agencies at multiple levels of 
governance. The Director will play a crucial role in developing and 
executing conservation priorities and measures for ACRs strategic plan. 
This plan will include a significant expansion of ACRs scope of work to 
include the Chicago Wilderness region that spans portions of four 
states, a conservation strategy along IBAs in Illinois, and an 
exploration of a Great Lakes strategy. Candidates should have experience 
working with multiple suites of bird species in these areas. Essential 
Functions: **In collaboration with the Executive Director, develop and 
implement the conservation strategy for the region, which includes the 
Chicago Wilderness region, the State of Illinois with a focus on IBAs 
and rivers, and the Great Lakes **Design and direct ACRs adaptive 
management strategies in partnership with a network of land management 
agencies, NGOs, and citizen scientists **Oversee Bird Friendly 
communities programs that engage a broad range of communities and 
deliver meaningful conservation outcomes **Define key policy 
opportunities and work with the Executive Director to develop action 
strategies **Develop protocols for staff and citizen scientists for 
monitoring and management regimes **Analyze data collected by Audubon 
staff and citizen-scientists to inform adaptive management strategies 
and understand outcomes of conservation actions **Collaborate with 
partner organizations to set and achieve conservation objectives 
**Manage staff and engage volunteers, as needed, to implement ACRs bird 
conservation programs. **Design, implement, and direct measures of 
success focused on birds and habitat for the ACR program. Coordinate 
these efforts with relevant activities and staff in Audubons national 
and Mississippi Flyway conservation initiatives. **Provide technical 
expertise related to birds and habitat in the areas covered by ACR to 
internal and external audiences and partners. **Research and secure 
public and private funding opportunities to support ACRs conservation 
programs. **Support ACRs Executive Director with development activities 
including solicitation of gifts and prospect development. Specific 
activities may include, but are not limited to, leading bird walks and 
giving presentations to existing and prospective donors. **Develop and 
oversee priority bird conservation projects, in coordination with state 
and regional science staff and partners, in order to achieve the goals 
of ACRs bird conservation programs. **Coordinate with regional science, 
policy, education, and communications staff not under direct supervision 
to guide planning, monitoring, and conservation implementation in the 
areas overseen by Audubon Chicago. Integrate these efforts into 
Mississippi Flyway and Gulf of Mexico conservation plans and goals. 
Qualifications and Experience: **M.S. in Ornithology, Avian Ecology, 
Forestry, Natural Resources Management, or a related field. Ph. D or 
other terminal degree is preferred. **8+ years of experience in natural 
resources management, biology, or related environmental or conservation 
work and at least 4 years of management experience, specifically leading 
professional teams. **Must be well-versed in conservation, biology, and 
identification of Chicago and regional birds. **Strong understanding of 
the value and previous experience supporting citizen science, especially 
in the realm of adaptive management. **Deep understanding of 
conservation issues in the areas managed by ACR: Chicago Wilderness 
region, Illinois, and the Great Lakes region. **Proven record in project 
management including managing grants (writing proposals, coordinating 
with relevant funders, completing reports, and administering contracts), 
writing articles, and stewarding other relevant projects. **Proven 
fundraising experience, specifically from public agencies and in 
conservation preferred. **Demonstrated experience working with public 
agencies (federal and state) **Must be self-motivated and willing to 
work in a flexible, non-structured environment. **Excellent oral and 
written communications skills and the ability to synthesize and 
communicate technical and complex information to both technical and 
non-technical audiences. Ability to work with and handle live or dead 
specimens (banding/tagging, specimen collection, etc.). **Strong 
leadership and collaborative ethics, as demonstrated in previous work 
**Strong interpersonal and social skills with a positive attitude and 
good sense of humor. **Proficiency with Microsoft Office, working 
knowledge of GIS technology preferred. **Candidate must be willing to 
conduct in-state travel, occasional out-of-state travel and be 
comfortable with working evenings and weekends as job demands. **Valid 
IL driver's license is necessary. **Willingness to travel in cars, 
planes, boats and other vehicles. **Ability to work outdoors, in all 
weather conditions and on varying terrain, with or without 
accommodation. **Ability to carry field equipment, with or without 
accommodation. To apply, please visit: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2222/director-of-conservation/job?mode=view 


PROGRAM ASSOCIATE, BIRD-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES, National Audubon Society  
Location: Chicago, IL. Position Summary: The Bird Friendly Communities 
(BFC) Associate is responsible for the facilitation and implementation 
of NAS Bird Friendly Communities Program in the geographic areas 
covered by Audubon Chicago Region (ACR): the Chicago Wilderness region, 
the State of Illinois, and the Great Lakes region. In collaboration with 
Director of Conservation, the BFC Associate will develop and implement 
specific goals for the program and new programs that lead to positive 
results for birds and the communities that support them. S/he will be 
responsible for implementing a tailored suite of programs to protect 
birds and to restore and enhance bird habitat through targeted habitat 
restoration, species management, and environmental education and 
community involvement in activities that will be outlined in a new 
strategic plan, which s/he will help to shape. Essential Functions: 
**Establish Chicago as the national model for BFC through the 
development and implementation of BFC strategy and programs, in areas 
covered by ACR, that connect with existing constituents and are 
culturally resonant for new audiences **In collaboration with Director 
of Conservation and other key stakeholders, build and support a 
sustainable and strong community of citizen scientists and 
conservationists that play a critical role in supporting Audubons bird 
conservation priorities by: **Engaging, motivating and training of a 
vibrant community of bird, plant, and other monitors to implement 
monitoring protocols developed with the Director of Conservation 
**Supporting the work of NAS chapters through the building of 
collaborative goals **Coordinating and delivering programs and 
conferences that recognize and support strong volunteer leadership; 
programs include Wild Things (a biennial conference), the Habitat 
Conservation Awards, and other activities to be developed **Identifying, 
developing, and supporting volunteer leadership for specific 
conservation sites to fulfill goals to support sustainable conservation 
outcomes that are relevant for the communities surrounding them 
**Develop new stewardship models in communities throughout Chicago metro 
region that build on community needs, cultural practices, and bird 
conservation opportunities **Ensure that BFC programs maximize 
conservation and behavior outcomes and engage individuals in a ladder of 
activity, with a focus on building strategies to reach individuals from 
traditionally underrepresented communities **Developing effective models 
for local support groups to monitor and protect Important Bird Areas 
(IBAs) and urban conservation areas, and help develop community-based 
training to assist in developing pilot programs that engage communities 
in protecting priority bird species. **Manage the Wild Indigo program 
through management and training of staff, coordinating with partner 
agencies, setting goals, and building a dynamic and collaborative 
environment; use best practices established in Wild Indigo to reach 
additional geographic and cultural communities. **Liaise with National 
Audubon Society partners and counterparts to identify opportunities for 
collaboration, to share best practices, and enhance learning. **Increase 
awareness and visibility of Audubon Chicago BFC programs through the 
preparation of articles and print materials as well as speaking 
engagements for various audiences. Assist with writing and editing of 
materials, including fundraising proposals, brochures, press releases, 
and other materials. Work with local team to maintain project 
information on the Audubon Chicago and NAS websites. Collect stories and 
information that will promote the value of BFC. **Develop and monitor 
program/project goals, timelines, and tasks. **Maintain communication 
with BFC partners and coordinate meetings and activities as needed. 
**Manage interns and contract staff as necessary. **Respond to incoming 
requests for Bird Friendly Communities programming. **Collaborate with 
Chicago Audubon Society to maximize efficacy and expand impact of Lights 
Out Program and support bird friendly building design work and policy. 
Qualifications and Experience: **Bachelors Degree in in wildlife 
biology, ecology, or related field or equivalent experience required. 
Masters degree preferred. **3 - 5 years experience in conservation, 
environmental education programming or similar area required. **At least 
2 years experience managing staff **Ability to speak Spanish, Polish, 
or a language in addition to English is a plus **Demonstrated 
understanding of scientific monitoring, principles of conservation, and 
development and implementation of research protocols **Strong initiative 
and self-motivation, with the ability to lead in a dynamic team 
environment with limited supervision. **Experience building volunteer 
leadership through leading from behind **Strong team building and 
facilitation skills. **Strong written and verbal communications skills. 
**Ability to communicate to a variety of audiences: professionals, the 
public, media, donors, and others; must be comfortable presenting in 
front of groups and teaching to a variety of age and experience levels. 
**Experience with program evaluation **Experience working cooperatively 
with partners, recruiting and maintaining volunteers. **Knowledge and 
comfort of working with diverse communities in urban, suburban, and 
rural areas **Proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other key 
Microsoft Office and web-based products. **Interest, knowledge 
(identification, distribution, ecology, etc.), and passion for 
Chicago/Illinois/Great Lakes birds, their habitats, and their 
conservation a must. To apply, please visit: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2223/program-associate%2c-bird-friendly-communities/job?mode=view 


AVIAN/RAPTOR ECOLOGIST  H. T. Harvey & Associates is a premier 
ecological consulting firm based in California and Hawaii. For over 40 
years, H. T. Harvey has created ecologically sound solutions to our 
clients complex natural resource challenges. We have an immediate 
opening in our Los Gatos headquarters for a wildlife ecologist with 
particular expertise in ornithology, especially raptor ecology, 
conservation, and management. Applicants should have a strong academic 
background, including at least a MSc degree (PhD preferred) in wildlife 
ecology, ornithology, or a related field; broad ecological knowledge and 
familiarity with the flora and fauna of western North America, 
especially California; solid experience conducting and coordinating 
wildlife/ornithological field studies, including involvement in raptor 
trapping, banding, and/or nest monitoring; and strong quantitative and 
technical writing skills. Preferred candidates will have experience 
developing monitoring plans and conducting field studies and biological 
resources evaluations associated with renewable-energy development in an 
ecological consulting context. Specific familiarity with biological 
components, impacts analysis, regulatory and permitting requirements, 
and documentation facets of CEQA/NEPA projects, Section 7 and 10 
consultations, bird and bat conservation strategies, and eagle 
conservation plans is desirable. The ideal applicant will have 24 years 
of post-graduate experience conducting and coordinating relevant field 
studies, managing and analyzing resulting databases, and preparing 
technical documents. Good general communication and personnel management 
skills are essential. H. T. Harvey & Associates is a growing company 
with an energetic, forward-thinking approach. We offer an excellent 
salary and benefits package and an employee-focused work environment. 
Our employment package includes medical, dental, and life insurance, and 
a 401K with a generous employer match. More information about H. T. 
Harvey & Associates and our areas of expertise can be obtained at 
http://www.harveyecology.com. Interested candidates should respond by 
emailing your cover letter, resume, transcripts, salary requirement and 
references to (EM: personnel AT harveyecology.com) and reference 
Avian/Raptor Ecologist Position in the header, or mail/fax application 
to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Avenue, 
Building D, Los Gatos, CA 95032. (FX: 408-458-3210). H. T. Harvey & 
Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities, 
disabled and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

RESTORATION ECOLOGIST  H. T. Harvey & Associates is a premier 
ecological consulting firm based in California and Hawaii. For over 40 
years, H. T. Harvey has created ecologically sound solutions to our 
clients complex natural resource challenges. Our ecological restoration 
division is seeking to immediately hire a restoration ecologist to work 
out of our Los Gatos office. The position will involve work on 
ecological restoration design and monitoring projects in a wide variety 
of geographic locations and habitats (riparian, wetland, grassland, 
semi-arid, etc.). A graduate degree in restoration or plant ecology is 
strongly preferred and relevant work experience will be considered. 
Expertise in some or most of the following key areas is strongly 
desired: habitat restoration design; plant ecology; soil science; 
wetland/riparian hydrology; statistical design and analysis; and plant 
taxonomy. Demonstrable technical writing ability and good communication 
skills are essential. H. T. Harvey & Associates is a growing company 
with an energetic, forward-thinking approach. We offer an excellent 
salary and benefits package and an employee-focused work environment. 
Our employment package includes medical, dental, and life insurance, and 
a 401K with a generous employer match. More information about H. T. 
Harvey & Associates and our areas of expertise can be obtained at 
http://www.harveyecology.com. Interested candidates should respond by 
e-mailing a cover letter, resume, transcripts (unofficial are fine), and 
references to (EM: personnel AT harveyecology.com) and reference 
Restoration Ecologist in the header, or mail/fax application to H. T. 
Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Avenue, Building D, 
Los Gatos, CA 95032. (FX: 408-458-3210). H. T. Harvey & Associates is an 
Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged 
to apply.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW at The Institute for Bird Populations. Website: 
www.birdpop.org Location: Point Reyes Station, CA. Duration: 12 months. 
Job Type: Post-doc. Application Deadline: 5 Sep 2014. Job Description: 
12-mo. position beginning around November 1 available to develop and 
implement Bayesian hierarchical models that integrate count data from 
the North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) and capture-recapture data 
from the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) program 
to inform multi-scale estimates of demographic parameters and population 
dynamics for at least 10 landbird species. The successful candidate will 
be employed by The Institute for Bird Populations (IBP; www.birdpop.org) 
based in Point Reyes Station, CA and will work under the supervision of 
IBP Research Ecologist Jim Saracco and in collaboration with USGS 
scientists at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, MD (J. 
Sauer and A. Royle). The successful candidate will also be expected to 
spend about 10% of his or her time assisting IBP staff with data 
analysis and modeling for other projects, and will likely have 
additional publishing opportunities related to those projects. Duty 
location is flexible and may be remote; full-time salary and generous 
fringe benefits will be provided. Qualifications: Ph.D., experience 
modeling count and capture-recapture data, experience with Bayesian 
hierarchical models,programming skills in R and McMC software (e.g., 
JAGS, WinBUGS, Stan) To apply, send cover letter outlining relevant 
experience, CV, and contact information for 3 references to JIM SARACCO 
(EM: jsaracco AT birdpop.org).
Subject: Bird Jobs -- August 18, 2014
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VOLUNTEER BANDING TECHNICIANS  The Nicoya Peninsula Avian Research 
Station is seeking volunteer banding technicians for a winter project in 
northwestern Costa Rica. The research is aimed toward the study of molt 
and aging criteria in Costa Rican resident bird species, and collection 
of data from wintering Nearctic-Neotropical migrants for the Institute 
for Bird Populations MoSI Program. Winter participants will aid in the 
operation of four bird banding sites on the Nicoya Peninsula. These 
positions are opportunities for students, educators, amateur or 
professional ornithologists, and nature enthusiasts to visit one of the 
most beautiful countries in the Americas, participate in a tropical bird 
banding operation, and contribute to an international effort to study 
declining migratory songbirds. NPARS has banding stations at Reserva 
Karen Mogensen, Refugio de Vida Silvestre Curu, the Rio Panica near the 
town of Tambor, and at our residence at Finca Pura Vida. Habitats within 
the banding sites include pacific coastal mangrove forest, second-growth 
humid forest, and mature humid forest. Commonly occurring species within 
these habitats include migrants such as Prothonotary Warbler, Northern 
Waterthrush, and Tennessee Warbler, and residents such as Mangrove 
Vireo, Black-headed Trogon, Long-tailed Manakin, twelve species of 
hummingbirds, a variety of woodcreeper species, and many others. The 
banding stations are operated from 6:00am  12:00pm for three 
consecutive days each week. Responsibilities during banding days will 
include station setup and takedown (including mist nets), mist net 
extraction, handling and banding of captured birds, collection of 
relevant measurements and data, and other responsibilities associated 
with banding station operation. Some non-banding days will involve data 
computerization, equipment organization and maintenance, and washing 
bird holding bags, in addition to duties related to general household 
cleanliness and functionality. During non-banding days we will have the 
opportunity to travel to visit nearby towns, preserves, and beaches, 
including renowned birding hotspots such as Monteverde and Carara 
National Park. Winter participants will live at Finca Pura Vida, a 
6-hectare villa near the town of Cobano. Painted Buntings, Long-tailed 
Manakins, Summer Tanagers, Turquoise-browed Motmots, and many other 
species are commonly seen on the grounds. A hummingbird banding 
operation is conducted on the Finca; ten hummingbird species are 
regularly banded here, including Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. 
Participants will have the opportunity to learn to process and band a 
variety of hummingbird species. Dates & Costs: Costs associated with 
food, housing, ground transportation, and park entrance fees will be 
covered by the organization. This DOES NOT include airfare. It also does 
not include costs associated with recreational activities, restaurant 
dining, recreational travel, and other non-essential expenses. 
Qualifications: Applicants must have a strong interest in birds and 
nature, and preferably be experienced in identifying birds in the field. 
Mist-netting and banding experience is desired, but not necessary. 
Applicants should be prepared for early mornings and long days. To 
Apply: E-mail a resume (cover letter optional) to SEAN GRAESSER (EM: 
sgraesser13 AT me.com). Please describe any previous field experience, 
educational background, and current contact information.

OBSERVER FOR BAYWATCH WATERBIRD MIGRATION PROGRAM. Coastal VA Wildlife 
Observatory is looking to hire a birder who is competent at identifying 
waterbirds at a distance, mainly using a scope and binoculars. The site 
is just north of Kiptopeke State Park on Chesapeake Bay. The observer 
would conduct surveys every day, weather permitting, from sunrise to 
about noon, from Oct 1 to Nov 30. Salary is $1750 per month and housing 
is included. Send inquiries and resumes explaining experience 
electronically to (EM: Taberzz AT aol.com).

DIRECTOR OF CONSERVATION SCIENCE  Reporting to the Chief Scientist, the 
Director of Conservation Science is responsible for overseeing the 
Conservation Science team, one of four groups that make up Audubons 
National Science Division. This team engages in a wide variety of 
spatial and non-spatial analyses across the Audubon network and provides 
science support for major conservation initiatives and incubator 
projects. Additionally, the group implements analyses that focus on 
species distributions and population trends (past, present, future), 
Important Bird Areas connectivity and identification, and development of 
citizen science projects. This work also includes ongoing management and 
analyses related to Audubons climate change initiative. The Director of 
Conservation Science is responsible for the workflow of the team, 
assigning responsibility for specific project work, as well as leading 
analyses, writing, and communicating internally and externally. Typical 
analyses will include publishable reports to agencies and scientific 
journals on topics such as climate change, Important Bird Areas, 
population and abundance shifts over time in North American birds, and 
other aspects of GIS, ecology, and evolutionary biology. The Director, 
as well as his/her Spatial Ecologist and Quantitative Ecologist, are 
based in San Francisco, co-located with Audubon California staff in 
their state office. Essential Functions: ** Responsible for providing 
direction and oversight of all the analyses in the Science Division. ** 
Manage and mentor two research-based employees, and direct and 
disseminate project work, as appropriate; provide guidance to other 
technical staff when needed. ** Provide innovation across emerging and 
established spatial modeling and statistical techniques relating to bird 
conservation. ** Along with the Chief Scientist, participate in the 
direction of science in the organization by providing recommendations 
based on methods, established research and best practices. ** Represent 
the organization in science forums, meetings and other external events; 
engage a wide variety of constituents in Audubons work, to include 
nonprofit leaders, donors, policymakers, and more. Qualifications and 
Experience: ** Ph.D. in Ecology or related field required. ** Minimum 
3-5 years experience managing staff and complex projects, to include 
analyses of large datasets, creation of conservation recommendations 
from the analyses, and refining recommendations with stakeholders to 
achieve on-the-ground conservation results. ** Must possess an 
outstanding track record in GIS work, statistical analyses and have a 
publication record in scientific journals. ** A strategic, forward 
thinking leader, one with a proven track record of providing innovative 
approaches to work and the ability to engage staff at various career 
levels. ** Excellent interpersonal skills; must be comfortable 
representing Audubon with a variety of stakeholder groups, to include 
industry leaders and donors. Previous fundraising experience strongly 
desired. ** Strong time and project management skills, with the ability 
to handle multiple, changing priorities within a fast-paced environment. 
** Experience in climate change, citizen science, and conservation 
planning should be highlighted; demonstrated expertise in bird or other 
wildlife conservation. ** Willingness to travel, as needed. To Apply: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2198/director-of-conservation-science/job 



RESERVE MANAGER POSITION(S) - Reserva las Tangaras, Mindo, Ecuador. NEXT 
OPENING: October 8, 2014 to January 5, 2015 (apx. 3 months).Life Net 
seeks an out-going couple with backgrounds in wildlife management, 
property management, ecotourism, conservation biology, or related fields 
to steward and live at Reserva Las Tangaras, a private protected natural 
area in western Ecuador. Managers of Reserva Las Tangaras receive free 
housing, many perks of living in paradise, a petty cash budget, and a 
stipend of $300/month to assist with costs to live at the reserve. Dates 
are somewhat flexible, but need to overlap with out-going stewards by a 
few days. A 3-month commitment is typical due to the readily available 
tourist visa of 90 days. Longer service is an option, but stewards must 
obtain appropriate visas on their own. The next opening is for 
approximately October 8, 2014 to January 5, 2015 (apx. 3 months). At 
least one of the managers must have good Spanish communications skills 
and one should have some back ground in ecology or wildlife management 
and one or both should be skilled with maintenance tasks (carpentry, 
trail clearing, building, plumbing, house painting, etc). Managers are 
required to continue data collection for three avian research projects 
(monthly bird list, hummingbirds using feeders, re-sighting of Andean 
Cock-of-the-rock), but may also study herps, mammals, and other 
ecological systems of their choice for their own interests. Applicants 
handy with carpentry, home repairs, and applied natural area stewardship 
skills are preferred. Managers must be able to maintain trails, make 
repairs and maintain the reserve cabin and its water system, care for a 
fruit-tree orchard, and further what other previous managers have 
accomplished in terms of conservation research, ecotourism promotion and 
services, and outreach to local community. Las Tangaras is a 49-hectare 
natural area and its main purpose is to provide habitat for native 
plants and animals, while protecting them from illegal hunting and 
collecting. As a buffer property on the edge of the Mindo-Namibillo 
Bosque Protector, Reserva Las Tangaras provides wildlife with additional 
habitat at elevations typically deforested for agriculture. At Las 
Tangaras we encourage light levels of visitation by bird-watchers, 
photographers, nature enthusiasts, and conservation biology students. 
Entrance and overnight lodging contributions from visitors are used to 
maintain the reserve. Managers should be capable with: 1. Hosting 
nature-oriented guests and visitors; 2. Hosting volunteer programs and 
student trainings related to nature reserve stewardship; 3. Maintaining 
all trails on the reserve and entrance bridge; 4. Improving trail(s) and 
signage from Nambillo Road to Las Tangaras; 5. Sustaining an organic 
garden and orchard, including regular weeding and may do additonal 
plantings near the cabin to attract birds and for human food use. 6. 
Writing a report on your experience and findings at the end of the 
contract period. 7. Managing a blog, completing Excel data sheets, and 
doing emails regularly to Life Net Nature directors. Life Net Nature 
seeks well-educated, mature, very physically fit, and responsible 
couples with strong interests and/or educational backgrounds in reserve 
management, nature conservation, tropical ecology, birding, sustainable 
agriculture, ecotourism, environmental education (all or some) to 
steward the very bio-diverse nature reserve. The reserve is an 
incredible place to live, and research and photographic opportunities 
abound. Life Net Nature monitors and researches bird communities, and 
stewards and visiting scientists and students to describe plants, 
insects, hummingbird community dynamics, avian community structure in 
different forest types, and avian indicator species in mature tropical 
montane forest. Manager duties include, reserve improvements and 
stewardship, care of trails, marking of trails, water system upkeep, 
septic system upkeep, managing mule transport of gas tanks, maintenance 
of a large cabin, care and use of tools, equipment, research materials, 
and inventory and upkeep of a small library. Options exist to develop 
visitation and earn additional income providing food and guiding 
services to visitors. Qualifications include ability to communicate well 
in Spanish, one person with a university degree in a topic related to 
the position, related experiences with wilderness biology field work in 
the tropics, interests in research and nature interpretation, experience 
with guiding nature or birding tours, simple bio-regional living 
experiences, wilderness, leave no trace camping ethics, carpentry, 
plumbing, and building skills, financial management experience, business 
sense, etc. Next position begins around October 8, 2014. Dr. DUSTI 
BECKER (EM: dbecker AT lifenetnature.org) Life Net Nature

BIOLOGICAL POSITION  SWCA Environmental Consultants has an exciting 
opportunity for a Biological position within our Natural Resources 
program. This is a temporary, hourly position, located in either the 
Amarillo or Lubbock, Texas area. This position will focus on conducting 
regular avian use surveys, and collecting associated data. Job 
Responsibilities: **Collect and oversee the collection of field data; 
**Use topographic maps, aerial photographs, GPS units, and other maps 
and tools to determine exact locations of project areas, habitat types, 
and associated landforms; **Photograph and record appropriate habitat, 
species, and landforms; **Prepare and review reports and/or contribute 
to report sections; **Operate SWCA vehicles, assure they will perform 
safely, and notify appropriate person if vehicle needs maintenance. 
Ability to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle on rugged, backcountry roads; 
**Work both independently and as a member of a team; **Take initiative, 
resolve problems, and communicate with team members to assure tasks are 
completed in the most effective manner. Job Qualifications: **A minimum 
of a Bachelors Degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, 
Natural Resource Management, or a related field required; **A minimum of 
two (2) years of professional experience in avian studies including 
presence/absence surveys, point counts, population and nesting studies; 
**General knowledge of the fauna and flora of Central Texas; **Applicant 
should be located in the general vicinity of Amarillo, TX, or Lubbock, 
TX; **Familiarity with ArcGIS, Microsoft Office Word and Excel; **Valid 
driver's license and good driving record required; **Ability to conduct 
field work in inclement weather and/or rugged terrain, for long hours 
and ability to lift and carry 30 lbs; **Flexibility and willingness to 
learn company procedures, and ability to try new, improved techniques 
and to make independent decisions when appropriate to the situation or 
make adjustments as a member of a team in order to complete tasks in the 
most efficient and accurate manner. SWCA Environmental Consultants is a 
growing employee-owned environmental firm with offices across the U.S. 
Our continually expanding team combines scientific expertise with 
in-depth knowledge of permitting and compliance protocols to achieve 
technically sound, cost effective solutions for a full spectrum of 
environmental projects. As one of the largest environmental compliance 
firms, SWCA ranks among Engineering News-Records Top 200 Environmental 
Firms. If you are seeking an opportunity to work on interesting projects 
in a culture of exceptionally skilled and diverse professionals who 
embrace sound science and creative solutions, then SWCA may be a great 
fit for you! In support of our value of integrity, SWCA promotes a safe 
and drug free workplace. We participate in E-verify and pre-employment 
background screening services. SWCA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity 
Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities 
and veterans to apply. For more information on SWCA visit 
http://www.swca.com How to Apply: To be considered for this position, 
resumes must be received through our online application system. By 
clicking on new resume you can upload your cover letter and resume. If 
you need assistance or accommodations to apply, please contact us at 
(EM: recruiting AT swca.com or PH: 800-828-8577).

BIRD MIGRATION COUNTER POSITION AT THE FLORIDA KEYS HAWKWATCH--Website: 
http://FloridaKeysHawkwatch.wordpress.com Location: Marathon, Florida 
Keys, Florida. Duration: 63 days / 49 days. Number of Openings: 2. Job 
Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 20 Aug 2014. Job Description: The 
Florida Keys Hawkwatch Migration Project  under the auspices of 
Tropical Audubon Society  is looking for seasonal counters to join the 
team of observers monitoring migratory birds in the Middle Keys, from 
Long Key to Curry Hammock from Sept 1 (or Sept 15) through Nov 2, 2014. 
Qualified counters will receive free housing near the count sites, and 
payment up to $1500 per 31-days, depending on experience. Since 1999, 
standardized counts have been conducted daily from the site, tracking 
the movement of raptors as they prepare to cross the Florida Straits and 
Gulf of Mexico into the Caribbean  a region with a very low density of 
monitoring sites. The project now monitors all migratory bird species 
through morning flight surveys, transect counts and a traditional 
hawkwatch. Counters work 9-hour days, 6 days a week, alongside other 
qualified observers and volunteers. Qualifications: Counters should 
possess excellent raptor identification skills, particularly at a 
distance and/or for brief duration. Counters should also be proficient 
in the identification of North American bird species, since all taxa are 
documented as part of this project. Counters must be enthusiastic and 
motivated individuals with deep interest in birds, conservation and 
field biology. An eagerness for working at a public location as nature 
interpreters and educators is required. Counters should be able to work 
independently and self-motivated in a team atmosphere. Must have basic 
computer knowledge, including spreadsheet literacy and word processing 
with good language skills; experience with HawkCount data submission and 
HMANA count protocols a plus. Counters must bring own binoculars. 
Applicants must have good physical condition capable of working long 
days outdoors in South Florida weather, including long hikes in 
backcountry habitat. To apply: Contact RAFAEL GALVEZ (EM: TASpublisher 
AT gmail.com) and attach an introduction letter, CV, and at least 2 
recent references including contact emails and phone numbers. Please 
include dates of availability. Visit FloridaKeysHawkwatch.wordpress.com 
for more information.

WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST/PROJECT MANAGER at ICF International. Website: 
http://www.icfi.com/careers Location: Gillette, WY. Job Type: Full-time, 
permanent Job Description: About ICF International: ICF International 
(NASDAQ:ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver 
professional services and technology solutions in the energy and climate 
change; environment and infrastructure; health, human services, and 
social programs; and homeland security and defense markets. Our 
Environment and Planning division provides a range of consulting 
services in environmental analysis and compliance (e.g., NEPA), land use 
planning, transmission planning, public affairs, permitting (e.g., 
renewable energy) and other emerging market sectors. Our clients include 
federal, state and local agencies, and private energy and utility 
companies. The firm combines passion for its work with industry 
expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results 
throughout the entire program life cycle, from research and analysis 
through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving 
government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral 
institutions. More than 4,500 employees serve these clients worldwide. 
ICF's Web site is www.icfi.com One of ICFs many offices around the 
world is Gillette - located in the heart of Wyomings energy producing 
Powder River Basin. The Gillette office is a small, biology-driven 
office composed of primarily wildlife biologists. The majority of their 
work is within the mining, power transmission, and oil and gas 
industries in the Rocky Mountain Region. Gillette is an industrial town 
of approximately 35,000 people, and within driving distance of the 
famous Black Hills region, Devils Tower, and Big Horn Mountains. 
Nearest cities include Rapid City, SD, Billings, MT, and Casper, WY. Job 
Description: ICF International is seeking a Wildlife Biologist to 
provide Project Management support. As an Associate Project Manager, 
under direct supervision, you will be responsible for maintaining client 
relationships, managing budgets and survey schedules for multiple 
projects, reporting to federal agencies, managing biological and spatial 
data, and conducting field work which may require working in inclement 
weather, irregular hours, and extended travel. Field surveys may include 
ground and aerial surveys for bald eagles, sage and sharp-tailed grouse, 
and big game, as well as mountain plover, waterfowl, raptors, prairie 
dog, and migratory bird surveys. Most survey areas are in remote 
locations, so project managers are required to be available for 
long-distance travel, in addition to being self-reliant, extremely 
comfortable with four-wheel drive and manual transmission trucks and 
ATVs, navigating using topographic maps, and able to hike long 
distances. Qualifications: Requirements:  Minimum of B.S. Degree in 
Wildlife Biology or closely related field with additional 4+ years 
relevant experience.  Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written 
communication skills.  Sound business ethics, including the protection 
of proprietary and confidential information.  Ability to schedule and 
multi-task in a fast-paced environment.  Self-reliant and highly 
motivated individual, with excellent problem-solving skills and the 
ability to work long hours.  Proficient in navigation using topographic 
maps and GPS.  Able to travel for up to one week at a time, and be in 
the field for extended periods of time.  Have solid western avian and 
mammalian identification skills.  Proficiency in MS Office Applications 
(Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel).  Proficiency in ESRI ArcGIS 
programs and basic knowledge of geodatabases.  Must have a valid 
driver's license and able to operate four-wheel-drive, manual 
transmission trucks and All Terrain Vehicles (ATV's). Preferred 
Skills/Experience:  M.S. Degree in Wildlife Biology or closely related 
field;  Experience in environmental consulting and energy industry;  
Experience with Microsoft Access, AutoCAD;  Experience with field data 
collection and Trimble GPS units;  Familiar with Wyoming landscape and 
strong knowledge of short-grass prairie/shrub-steppe vegetation. ICF 
offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent 
development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and 
empowered workforce. ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values 
diversity at all levels. (EEO/AA  
Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities) For a listing 
of other career opportunities at ICF, please visit our Career Center at 
https://careers.icfi.com.

RESEARCH WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST at USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest 
Research Station. Website: http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/ Location: 
Corvallis, OR. Duration: Full time. Job Type: Permanent. Application 
Deadline: 08/18/2014. Job Description: The incumbent will take the lead 
on spotted owl and barred owl research at the PNW Research Station 
Forestry Sciences Laboratory in Corvallis, Oregon. Experience should 
include capturing and handling spotted owls and barred owls, 
radiotelemetry techniques used for forest birds, analytical skills used 
in mark/recapture-based population analysis, home range estimation, 
resource selection, and identification of prey based on remains found in 
pellets, nests, or roosts. The incumbent will be expected to continue 
long-term population monitoring of spotted owls and barred owls and will 
also be expected to work with cooperators to analyze and publish 25-yrs 
of data on dispersal of northern spotted owls. As the Stations leading 
expert on the northern spotted owl, the incumbent will also be expected 
to interact with a broad range of stakeholders on matters related to 
research and management of spotted owls and barred owls. The incumbent 
will be encouraged to expand the position to include research on other 
forest birds and mammals in the Pacific Northwest region that are of 
particular concern to stakeholders. Qualifications: PhD in wildlife, 
ornithology, or ecology plus relevant experience. To Apply: See 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/377615200

FIELD ASSISTANT - Tropical songbird behavior study at University of 
Maryland, Baltimore County. Location: PUERTO RICO. Duration: 2 months. 
Job Type: Volunteer. Application Deadline: 09/01/2014. Job Description: 
Seeking an enthusiastic field technician to aid in graduate research in 
PUERTO RICO on Troupial (Icterus icterus) duets and vocal behavior. 
Research will take place in CABO ROJO NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE in the 
dry forests of southwestern Puerto Rico. The position is from the 1ST 
WEEK OF NOVEMBER through the 3RD WEEK OF DECEMBER, 2014. Main duties 
will include trapping, banding, and attaching radio tags to Troupials, 
conducting detailed observations, re-sighting and radio-tracking 
troupials, taking GPS coordinates of troupial locations, and setting up 
automated audio recorders. The successful applicant will receive 
training in banding techniques, collecting observational data, radio 
tracking, and using and maintaining audio recording equipment. Room and 
board provided for one full-time volunteer and $350 to cover airfare to 
San Juan, Puerto Rico. Qualifications: Preference will be given to 
applicants with a passion for outdoor wildlife research, tropical field 
studies, and animal behavior. Dedication to long periods of research in 
the hot Puerto Rican sun and very early mornings is necessary. Good 
physical condition is important for long periods of hiking and quickly 
following birds through tall grasses and brush. Previous research 
banding birds, use of binoculars, and experience reading color bands is 
preferable. Fluency in Spanish is also beneficial. To Apply: If 
interested, EMAIL Karan Odom (kodom1 AT umbc.edu) with a COVER LETTER 
and CV including 3 references. APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 1, 2014, 
but applications will be reviewed as they are received and a decision 
may be made prior to this date.

PhD RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP IN TROPICAL ECOLOGY AND SEED DISPERSAL 
NETWORKS at University of Wyoming - Depart. of Zoology and Physiology 
and Program in Ecology. Location: Laramie, WY and Oahu, HI. Job Type: 
Student. Application Deadline: 12/15/2014. Job Description: We are 
seeking a student to conduct their PhD research beginning winter-early 
summer 2015 in the Department of Zoology and Physiology and Program in 
Ecology at the University of Wyoming. In the first year, the student 
will conduct field research on Oahu, HI before taking classes fall 2015. 
The project is part of a larger multi-disciplinary effort investigating 
seed dispersal networks comprised of interacting native and non-native 
plant and vertebrate species in Hawaiian ecosystems. Specifically, the 
project will focus on (1) identifying and quantifying vertebrate (birds 
and rats) seed dispersers and their interactions, (2) radio-telemetry of 
key seed dispersers, and (3) evaluating/predicting effects of seed 
disperser movements and diet preference on vegetation communities. 
Opportunities exist to conduct research on avian population ecology, 
community ecology (competition, predator/prey dynamics), and 
plant-vertebrate interactions (seed dispersal/predation). The student 
will interact not only with people at Univ. of Wyoming, but with the 
other PIs and graduate students on the project at Univ. of Hawaii, Univ. 
of New Hampshire, and Univ. of Illinois. The candidate selected for this 
position will be provided with summer salary and a 3 - 3.5 year 
(depending upon start date) assistantship that includes a tuition waiver 
and monthly stipend. Qualifications: Ideal candidate will possess either 
a B.S. degree in biology, wildlife ecology, natural resource management, 
or a related field and 2+ years of field experience or a M.S. degree in 
the above fields. Candidates must meet the minimum requirements of the 
University of Wyoming (min. GRE Score: 291 as of August 2011, or 900 if 
taken prior to August 2011, min. GPA: 3.0). Preference will be given to 
applicants with experience in writing manuscripts and in tropical avian 
ecology, seed dispersal, and/or radio telemetry. We are looking for a 
highly motivated individual that has the ability to work in 
collaboration with our large research team, ability to develop an 
independent project within the general scope of our research project, 
and ability to conduct tropical research for up to 8 months/year. To 
Apply: Contact: Dr. COREY E. TARWATER (EM: coreytar AT mail.ubc.ca), 
University of Wyoming, currently at University of British Columbia. 
Please provide letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact 
information for 3 references familiar with your experience and 
qualifications. Review of applications will begin immediately and 
continue until the position is filled. The University of Wyoming is an 
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified 
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to 
race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected 
veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and 
University policy. Please see www.uwyo.edu/diversity/fairness We conduct 
background investigations for all final candidates being considered for 
employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of 
the background check.

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT -FOREST BIRDS at Penn State University - 
Department of Ecosystem Science and management. Website: 
http://ecosystems.psu.edu/ Location: State College, PA. Duration: 2-3 
years. Job Type: Student. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 
09/30/2014. Job Description: We are recruiting two graduate research 
assistants to work on research related to the ecology and management of 
forest passerines. Both students will be located in the Department of 
Ecosystem Science and Management at Penn State University 
(http://ecosystems.psu.edu/) and will participate in either the Wildlife 
and Fisheries Science graduate degree Program 
(http://ecosystems.psu.edu/graduateprograms/wfs) or in the 
interdepartmental Ecology graduate degree program 
(http://www.huck.psu.edu/education/ecology). For both positions, we seek 
someone that can either start as a student Jan. 1 or begin working late 
spring and begin coursework in the fall of 2015. Field work for each 
will begin summer 2015. Project 1: M.S. or Ph.D. Assistantship - 
Identifying characteristics and management strategies associated with 
high avian abundance and diversity in core forest habitats We seek a 
graduate student to join an interdisciplinary team of university and 
state agency scientists working to better understand factors influencing 
bird distributions in core forests and the effect of management history 
on bird distributions in these habitats. The work will combine existing 
and newly collected point count data to understand factors governing 
bird distributions across multiple scales. The student will lead the 
collection of new data, which will focus on understanding road effects 
on bird distribution and site-scale factors affecting abundance of core 
forest birds. The work will help inform management strategies for core 
forest birds in PA. We will consider a student at either the M.S. or 
Ph.D level for the position. The student will work with Dr. Margaret 
Brittingham and Dr. David Miller along with state employees and a 
post-doc to be hired in the development and implementation of the 
project. Project 2: M.S. Assistantship  Monitoring Bird Community 
Composition and Dynamics in the NPS - Eastern Rivers and Mountains 
Network We seek a student to help collect and analyze data and make 
recommendations for the National Park Services Eastern Rivers and 
Mountain Network streamside bird monitoring program. The network, which 
includes 9 parks, monitors riparian bird communities as part of their 
vital signs monitoring program. In addition, to providing guidelines for 
the analysis of data sets and recommendations for future monitoring, the 
student develop their own research questions related to health of 
streamside bird communities in the region. The student will work with 
Dr. David Miller and Dr. Matt Marshall (head of Eastern Rivers and 
Mountains Network Inventory and Monitoring program). Qualifications: The 
student must have the ability to ID forest birds of the northeast U.S. 
by sight and sound. Field work will be in remote locations and will 
require an ability to effectively navigate steep and rough terrain. Both 
projects include a strong statistical component and we will look 
favorably on candidates with strong math/stats interests, ability, and 
skills. Other favorable qualifications include GIS abilities, experience 
supervising field crews, an understanding of common forestry practices, 
and interests in conservation biology, population, and community 
ecology. An M.S. is preferred for students that wish to be considered at 
the PhD level. To Apply: If you are interested in applying, please send 
the following via email to (EM: dxm84 AT psu.edu): 1) a cover letter 
briefly explaining your research interests and suitability for the 
project, 2) CV or resume, 3) unofficial transcripts, and 4) unofficial 
GRE scores. Please specify the project for which you are applying and 
degree sought in the subject line of the email. We will begin reviewing 
application by 31 August, 2014 and the positions will remain open until 
filled.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE FOREST BIRDS at Penn State University - 
Department of Ecosystem Science and Management. Website: 
http://ecosystems.psu.edu/ Location: State College, Pennsylvania. 
Duration: One year with opportunity for renewal. Job Type: Post-doc. 
Application Deadline: 08/25/2014. Job Description: We seek a 
Postdoctoral Research Associate to join our research team in a project 
focused on understanding the determinants of core forest bird abundance 
in northeastern forests. The researcher will be housed in the 
Pennsylvania State University`s Department of Ecosystem Science and 
Management. The overall project seeks to understand factors affecting 
forest bird distributions across multiple scales and identifying 
opportunities for improving management of core forest birds in 
Pennsylvania forests. Bird distribution data will come from multiple 
sources, including an existing database of >36,000 point counts 
conducting throughout the state and additional field data to be 
collected in 2015 and 2016. The candidate will lead efforts to develop 
hierarchical community abundance models to assess predictors of 
distributions at multiple scales. The candidate will be expected to 
contribute to the core goals of the project including assisting in 
development of field sampling designs and analysis of data, at the same 
time bringing their own expertise and interests. The candidate will be 
supervised by Dr. David Miller and Dr. Margaret Brittingham. Additional 
collaborators on the project include a graduate student, state agency 
personnel, and Dr. Ephraim Hanks from the PSU Statistics Department. 
Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Wildlife Sciences, 
Ecology, Statistics, or related discipline completed by start date. 
Preferred qualifications include a strong background in quantitative 
ecology including methods to model species distributional data such as 
fitting Bayesian hierarchical models, accounting for detection, and 
spatial modeling. Other beneficial qualifications include experience 
monitoring forest birds, GIS skills, experience managing large 
databases, understanding of forestry practices and forest management, 
and background and interest in community ecology and global change 
ecology. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and 
qualifications. Initial appointment will be for one year, with the 
opportunity for renewal contingent on the availability of funding. We 
will begin reviewing applications August 25, 2014 and the position will 
remain open until filled. To Apply: Apply to 
https://app2.ohr.psu.edu/Jobs/External/EVMS2_External/currentap1.cfm#52673 
CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, 
and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information 
about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go 
to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/ , which will also provide you with 
detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report. Penn 
State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is 
committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, 
veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

AVIAN MONITORING TECHNICIANS at Great Basin Bird Observatory. Website: 
http://www.gbbo.org Location: Tonopah, NV. Duration: August 25  October 
24, 2014. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 08/24/2014. Job 
Description: Great Basin Bird Observatory is seeking qualified avian 
monitoring technicians to conduct surveys of migratory passerines and 
avian mortalities associated with a large solar energy plant, August 25 
 October 24, 2014. All work will be conducted near Tonopah, NV, and 
field crew will be based in rental housing or motels in Tonopah. Monthly 
salary $2,400-$2,600, depending on experience. All housing costs are 
covered, as are field travel costs with Tonopah as the home base. 
Qualifications include the ability to reliably identify passerine 
migrants by sight and sound in the southern Great Basin, ability to 
follow standardized survey protocols precisely, ability to enter and 
manage data with a high degree of accuracy in a variety of programs, and 
ability to work independently and reliably in remote settings. GIS 
experience is preferred but not required. To Apply: Please send resume 
and references to JOHN BOONE, Great Basin Bird Observatory, (EM: boone 
AT gbbo.org)

LEAD BIRD BANDER, BALE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, ETHIOPIA at University 
of Utah. Website: http://bioweb.biology.utah.edu/sekercioglu/ Location: 
Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. http://balemountains.org/ 
Duration: 2 months. Job Type: Temporary. Application Deadline: 
08/31/2014. Job Description: We are seeking a lead bird bander for our 
project investigating the composition and distribution of forest bird 
species in the Harenna/Dolo Mena Forest, Bale Mountains National Park, 
Ethiopia. We have 5 established bird banding stations distributed along 
an elevation gradient spanning 1800 meters (1400 to 3200m). Each site 
will be sampled 8 times, for a total of 40 banding days. The lead bander 
will be responsible for overseeing the mist netting operations. Primary 
duties include: 1) Safely and efficiently extracting and handling birds; 
2) Accurately identifying, aging, and sexing Afrotropical and Palearctic 
species; 3) Collecting precise and reliable data; 4) Managing a crew of 
3-4 people; 5) Communicating effectively with authorities of Bale 
Mountains National Park, Ethiopia Wildlife and Conservation Authority, 
and regional and national governments. Compensation: This is an amazing 
opportunity to work intimately with birds in one of the top birding 
locations in the world. No stipend will be provided, however, food, 
transportation within Ethiopia, lodging, and permits will be covered by 
the project. Travel to Ethiopia will not be covered. Applicants who are 
able to contribute further to their expenses on the project will be 
given additional consideration. Accommodations: Bale Mountains National 
Park is in a remote part of Ethiopia. Applicants should expect 
rudimentary facilities, including pit toilets, tent camping, and local 
hotels. Nevertheless, for the most part we have comfortable housing for 
this project, including a researcher lodge in the exquisite Bale 
Mountain Lodge http://www.balemountainlodge.com/, bunk-beds at the park 
headquarters, and in a small hotel. Background: Ethiopia is a 
mountainous country with a rich but little-studied biodiversity, even 
though most of the country is covered by one biodiversity hotspot or 
another. The Rift Valley that divides Ethiopia also forms the backbone 
of the most critical bird migration flyways through Africa. Nearly 900 
bird species have been documented in Ethiopia, 31 of which are endemic 
to the Abyssinian highlands. The combination of high biological 
diversity, bird endemism, globally important bird migrations, and scant 
ornithological research makes Ethiopia a top priority in Africa for 
ornithological research, conservation, and education. This is the first 
study of the elevational distributions of Ethiopian mountain birds in 
relation to climate change. By investigating the elevations mountain 
forest birds live in the Bale Mountains National Park, by measuring 
their survivorship and other demographic parameters at different 
elevations, and by studying to see if these birds are moving up with 
warming, we will guide conservation measures to reduce bird extinctions 
from climate change. The Bale Mountains are rated by the African Bird 
Club as the 4th best birding site on the continent of Africa. At least 
863 bird species have been documented in Ethiopia, representing nearly 
10% of the global bird diversity and nearly 40% of the bird species 
recorded in Africa. Furthermore, the Bale Mountains are home to several 
Ethiopia endemics, and even some bird species found only in this 
mountain range. The Bale Mountains are truly one of the best birding 
sites in the world. The Bale Mountains has a wide range of habitats, 
from the humid Harenna Forest to the 4,000m Sanetti Plateau. The Bale 
Mountains exhibit one of the highest rates of animal endemism in the 
world, and is home to the Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis), Mountain 
Nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni), Bale monkey (Chlorocebus djamdjamensis) and 
giant mole rat (Tachyoryctes macrocephalus), all of which are seen 
regularly during our field season. For more information, see 
http://balemountains.org/. Photos of the fall 2013 season can be found 
at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/evanbuechley/sets/72157646182380656/ 
Qualifications: Applicants should have ample experience in mist netting 
and bird banding and be confident in identifying Afrotropical and 
Palearctic bird species. This job is demanding from a physical 
standpoint: banding will take place for 40 days starting before sunrise 
with one day off per week; banding stations will be routinely set up and 
taken down; the Harenna Forest is often wet, while the Sannetti Plateau 
can be quite cold. Expect to live in tight quarters. To Apply: Email 
cover letter and resume outlining qualifications to EVAN BUECHLEY (EM: 
e.buechley AT utah.edu). Please emphasize bird banding experience and 
work history in Africa and/or developing countries.
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EXPERIENCED PASSERINE BANDERS (2) needed for fall migration-monitoring 
project at St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, Canada. One can expect 
to catch a good variety of warblers, sparrows, flycatchers, vireos and 
thrushes; even the odd northern rarity at this small 14-net Station. 
Banders must have experience extracting birds from mist-nets, as well as 
handling and identifying passerines. Positions involve daily banding, 
record keeping and minor net maintenance. Two positions are open: both 
to start around August 17/18, one for five weeks, one for four weeks. 
Accommodation provided at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre (URL: 
http://www.huntsmanmarine.ca) and successful applicants will be eligible 
for a $350/week stipend. Having ones own vehicle is very useful. Please 
submit a letter of interest, plus two references to TRACEY DEAN (EM: 
tdean AT huntsmanmarine.ca), outlining your previous banding experience 
including number of birds banded and extracted, and ability to identify 
birds in the hand.

MIGRATION MONITORING ASSISTANT wanted for Prince Edward Point Bird 
Observatory (PEPtBO) in Ontario, Canada. Location: Prince Edward County, 
Ontario, Canada. Duration: Oct 1st  31st , 2014. Job Type: Seasonal. 
Job Description: Volunteer banding assistant required for a very busy 
Migration Monitoring Station in Ontario, Canada. A long term volunteer 
is required for the October banding period in 2014 to help with the 
banding and migration monitoring at Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory 
(PEPtBO) in Ontario, Canada, the Observatory is located on the north 
shore of Lake Ontario, 125 km east of Toronto (it is 30 km to Picton, 
the nearest town). All the operations are carried out within the Prince 
Edward Point National Wildlife Area which is located within the local 
IBA. Duties will include helping the Bander-In-Charge with carrying out 
the daily field protocol, some data entry, some light maintenance around 
the building/netting area, greeting visiting birders and some other 
light duties as required. PEPtBO adheres to the NABC guidelines when 
banding and follows a standardized protocol that operates 19 passerine 
nets, 7 hawk nets plus a J-trap and 6 ground traps daily. At night we 
operate 10 mist nets for owls. Very large numbers of migrants can occur 
within this area and up to 689 birds have been banded in a day. Over 
12,000 birds of 100+ species were banded at this single station in the 
fall of 2012 although 6-8000 banded in a fall is more common. Over 260 
species and forms have been observed at the observatory over the last 
ten years. A strong work ethic is required for this job as you are 
expected to be there seven days a week. The normal daily routine 
involves opening the nets at sunrise, a half hour census, with banding 
and casual observations continuing until six hours after sunrise, with 
some data entry in the afternoon. The rest of the afternoon is free 
time. The Northern Saw-whet Owl banding program takes place at night, 
from mid-Sep to the end of the season and up to 1500 owls have been 
caught in a year although 7-800 is more normal, usually 10-60 owls are 
banded in a night although up to 120 banded is not uncommon. The owl 
banding takes place for a minimum of four hours each night from 1/2 
after sunset for a minimum of 4 hours, weather permitting. The owl 
banding usually continues all night in shifts, weather permitting. 
Species to be expected are Long-eared, Barred, Screech and Saw-whet, 
although other species have also been banded. A volunteer who can cover 
all of October would be preferred. Food and basic accommodation is 
provided on site at the observatory. This is an ideal opportunity for 
people to broaden their banding experience. A small honorarium may be 
available to qualified volunteers subject to funding. Qualifications: 
This is a very demanding position and we are looking for people 
experienced with banding (i.e. have banded or ringed more than 1000 
birds), experience in banding owls or raptors would be preferred but not 
essential. Knowledge of identification of eastern North American birds 
would be preferable although the ID knowledge is not essential as long 
as you have the relevant banding experience, as training on North 
American birds will be given. This position is open to people from 
anywhere and training will be given to bring people up to standard. To 
Apply: If you are interested, please send a resume with banding 
experience (please include any banding/ringing permit details) and 
contact information for two references, to the Bander-in-charge David 
Okines (EM: david.okines AT gmail.com) ASAP, this position will continue to 
be open until filled. The PEPtBO website is http://www.peptbo.ca

FALL CRANE INTERNSHIP at the Audubon Species Survival Center (SSC), 
Audubon Nature Institute Location: New Orleans, LA Job 
Description/Responsibilities: The SSC Fall Crane Internship begins in 
August and ends in November (12 consecutive weeks, start dates 
flexible). Interns will gain valuable, hands-on experience working with 
Mississippi sandhill cranes (MSC) and whooping cranes (WC). Depending on 
time of year, interns will be exposed to some or all aspects of captive 
management and captive reproduction techniques. Daily duties include but 
are not limited to: MSC chick care and socialization, cleaning, food and 
water provision, health and behavioral observations, facility 
maintenance, and record keeping. Work is done in a subtropical climate: 
hot and humid, heavy rain, venomous and non-venomous snakes, stinging or 
biting insects, poison ivy, and so on. Duties are performed while 
covered in what amounts to a light blanket (a costume to hide the 
human form and to help ensure the chicks properly imprint on other 
cranes). Qualifications: Candidate must have some quantifiable animal 
husbandry experience, such as but not limited to: farm, zoo, pet store, 
wildlife rehabilitation center, stables, kennel, vet office, or similar. 
Candidates should have one year of college or equivalent practical 
experience, and a strong interest in ornithology, zoology, conservation 
biology, captive wildlife, or related fields. Ideally, candidate really 
likes birds. Candidate must be dependable, able to work well 
independently and in a small group, communicate well with co-workers 
both verbally and in writing, and possess excellent organization skills. 
Candidate should have a mature and developed work ethic. Candidate must 
understand and apply the mission of an endangered crane captive breeding 
program to daily tasks. Candidate must be available to work weekends and 
holidays, lift, carry, and pull 50 lbs., and walk more than a mile a day 
in the heat. This is an unpaid internship. Housing is available. Last 
Date to Apply: Open until filled. To Apply: Please send a cover letter, 
resume and three references to Stephanie Appleton, Audubon Species 
Survival Center, 14001 River Rd., New Orleans, LA, 70131. Email is 
preferred (EM: stephanielappleton AT gmail.com).

SONGBIRD BANDERS (2), AND ASSISTANT BANDER (1) needed from August 11 - 
October 10, 2014 for a Fall Migration Songbird Study in western Montana. 
The project aims to collect data on western migrating passerines. We 
will operate 3 songbird banding stations in the Bitterroot Valley near 
Missoula, MT. Banding stations are located in riparian bottomland, 
upland shrubby draw, and high-elevation conifer forest habitats, and all 
three sites will operate simultaneously each day. Banding takes place 5 
days/week, Monday through Friday. Previous banding/extraction experience 
is required for Bander position (minimum 1000 birds). Bander will be 
working with a crew leader, but must feel comfortable working without 
supervision. Applicants for the Assistant Bander position must have some 
experience with songbird extraction (minimum 100 birds), & preferably 
have some banding experience as well, although this is not required. 
Technicians can expect early mornings, inclement weather, beautiful 
country, and rewarding work. Salary range for Bander position is 
$12-14/hour, range for Assistant Bander is $10-11/hour, depending on 
experience. Housing will be provided, but technicians must arrange their 
own travel to Missoula. In addition, applicants who are available for 
the entirety of the field season will be given preference. To apply 
please e-mail a cover letter and a resume with three references to (EM: 
tricia.rodriguez AT mso.umt.edu). We will begin reviewing applications 
immediately, and positions will be filled as suitable applicants are found.

HEAD OWL BANDER and ASSISTANT OWL BANDER  Whitefish Point Bird 
Observatory, located in the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan, is 
seeking 2 OWL BANDERS for the 2014 fall migration period. HEAD OWL 
BANDER (Sept 12- Nov 7), must have previous experience with mist-netting 
and banding owls. ASSISTANT OWL BANDER (Sept 12-Oct 31) must have 
previous mist-netting experience. Pay is $1,200-1,400 per month, 
dependent on experience. Whitefish Point is a prime migration spot in 
both spring and fall, with more diversity in owl species banded than any 
other site in North America. Owl species banded in past falls include 
saw-whet, boreal, long-eared, barred, great gray, great horned, and 
hawk-owl. Fellow staff will be conducting a waterbird count and daily 
songbird census. Shared housing is provided, including full kitchen, 
laundry, and internet. Duties include nightly banding (dusk-dawn), daily 
data entry, blog updates, and writing a seasonal report. Please send 
cover letter, resume and references to RICH KEITH (EM: warblerrke AT 
gmail.com) Position is open until filled.

PASSERINE BANDING POSITIONS AVAILABLE (6-7) Start August 18, 2014 end 
October 31, 2014. Kalamazoo Valley Bird Observatory (KVBO) in Michigans 
Lower Peninsula is part of the Kalamazoo Nature Center (KNC). Each year 
since 1974 we have banded approximately 10,000 songbirds and nearly 
3,000 warblers of 25 species. We have several banders on staff plus a 
dedicated group of volunteers. In 2014 we are running three sites and 
need (2) assistant passerine banders with extensive experience with net 
extraction; pay is $1,000-1,200 per month, housing available. In 
addition we need (2) net runners with some previous experience in net 
extraction; pay is $900-1,000 per month, housing available. We also need 
(2-3) banding interns who will live in staff housing, stipend $50 per 
week. Experience with mist nets a plus. Send resume to RICH KEITH, (EM: 
warblerrke AT gmail.com). Positions open until filled.

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP: Long-billed Curlew reproductive success and 
migratory connectivity at Boise State University, Intermountain Bird 
Observatory. Website:
http://biology.boisestate.edu/graduate-programs/ Location: Boise, ID. 
Duration: 2-2.5 years (Masters to start January 2015). Job Type: 
Student. Application Deadline: 31 August 2014. Job Description: GRADUATE 
ASSISTANTSHIP (M.Sc. in Biological Sciences) - at Boise State 
University, in collaboration with Intermountain Bird Observatory. A 
position is available for a motivated graduate student to study 
Long-billed Curlew reproductive success and migratory connectivity. The 
research will focus on (1) curlew productivity in different habitats and 
under different human disturbance regimes and (2) mapping migration 
routes and migratory connectivity of curlews breeding in the 
Intermountain West. This position is ideal for a student with interests 
in conservation biology, human impacts on wildlife populations, and 
modeling. The student should have experience and/or a strong interest in 
statistics, modeling, and GIS. The position will start in Spring 
Semester (January) 2015. The Biology Masters Program at BSU is a 
well-supported program and our alumni work in a variety of agency, 
non-profit, and academic settings. There are competitive opportunities 
for student support in the form of a Teaching Assistantship with a 
9-month stipend (~$12,000) and a tuition/fees waiver in addition to 
summer salary. http://ibo.boisestate.edu/ for more information about 
Intermountain Bird Observatory. Qualifications: The student should have 
experience and/or a strong interest in statistics, modeling, and GIS in 
addition to relevant field experience. To apply, send via e-mail in a 
SINGLE FILE attachment (include your last name in the file name): a 
letter of interest that includes research interests and career goals, 
resume with the names and contacts for 3 relevant references, copies of 
transcripts (unofficial are O.K.), and GRE scores and percentiles (not 
combined) to JAY CARLISLE (EM: jaycarlisle AT boisestate.edu). 
Applications will be reviewed as they are received until 31 August 2014.

MASTER'S STUDENT at Austin Peay State Universit.y Location: coastal 
Louisiana; Clarksville, TN. Duration: ca. 3-year Master's position. Job 
Type: Student. Application Deadline: 15 Dec 2014. Job Description: 
Seeking a Masters student to track and analyze nesting success of 
Seaside Sparrows in Louisiana following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil 
spill. This is a multi-year, multi-faceted project: you must be able to 
work well on a field crew under often difficult conditions (heat, sun  
lots of sun, mud, bugs, etc.), and also work well independently as a 
student working towards a Masters degree in Biology. Duties to include: 
continued data acquisition and management, developing an appropriate 
analytical framework for a multi-year, multi-plot dataset, and 
publication of results in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Position 
will entail 3-4 months of fieldwork in Louisiana each year (field 
housing provided); the rest of the year is spent in Clarksville, TN at 
Austin Peay State University. Funding for this 3-year position is 
pending, but would pay in the range of $15,000 - $17,500/yr, plus 
tuition at Austin Peay State University. A decision on funding is 
expected by late November, 2014. Qualifications: Nest searching and 
other field experience highly desirable. Good analytical and 
communication skills are essential. To Apply: Application materials 
should include a CV, undergraduate transcripts (unofficial ok), contact 
information for 3 references, and a cover letter explaining why you 
think you would excel in this position. Inquiries and materials should 
be directed to STEFAN WOLTMANN (EM: woltmanns AT apsu DOT edu).

BIRD BANDING WORKSHOP  The 2014 Yellow Rails and Rice Festival on 30 
October to 2 November 2014 will offer a bird banding workshop designed 
to improve novice and intermediate banders knowledge of bird molt and 
teach skills to successfully band and age birds in the field. This 
unique banding experience will focus on wet grassland and marsh birds, 
including the secretive Yellow Rail, as well as Sora, Virginia Rail, 
Nelsons Sparrow, and Le Contes Sparrow among others. The workshop is 
co-sponsored by Audubon Louisiana, Baton Rouge Audubon Society, and the 
Louisiana Bird Observatory, and proceeds will be used to support Yellow 
Rail research and conservation. The workshop will based out of Jennings, 
LA and will be taught by Dr. Erik I. Johnson who is part of a team 
developing an international age coding system for birds and has authored 
several other papers advancing the knowledge of molt in temperate and 
Neotropical birds. The cost of the 3-day workshop is only $125, but does 
not include lodging or meals. For more information and to register, 
please visit 

http://www.snowyegretenterprises.com/Snowy_Egret_Enterprises/Banding_workshop.html 

or email Erik (EM: ejohnson AT audubon.org).

BLUE TIT FIELD ASSISTANTS (4) at the Max Planck Institute for 
Ornithology, Seewiesen, Bayern, Germany. 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 October 2014 to 31st March 2015. 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: **catching birds at 
feeders and nest-boxes using traps and/or mist nets, **measuring and 
banding birds, **maintenance of electronic nest-box and feeder hardware 
and equipment, **setting up experimental equipment, **data collection, 
entry, and management. 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 payment would be in accordance with the collective 
agreement for public employees (TvD). 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. Review of applications will start 
immediately until the positions are filled. If you are interested in 
applying for one of the field assistant positions as described above, 
please apply (including your CV) by latest 31st August 2014 to: CAROL 
GILSENAN, Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, 
Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology, Eberhard-Gwinner-Strae, House 7, 
82319 Seewiesen, Germany or via email (EM: cgilsenan AT orn.mpg.de).

BIRD BANDING IN AMERICAN SAMOAField Biologist (U.S. Citizens ONLY): The 
Institute for Bird Populations (IBP) seeks one (1) field biologist to 
operate constant effort mist-netting and banding stations on American 
Samoa from Oct 20, 2014 through March 31, 2015. The position entails 
supervising one (1) biologist intern while banding a minimum of 18 days 
per month, depending on weather and logistical considerations. We are 
looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals, with some 
experience being independent in the field, and a solid background in 
mist-netting, bird banding, and ageing and sexing landbirds using 
plumage characteristics. Applicants without strong bird banding skills 
will not be considered. A U.S. passport valid for the duration of the 
internship, and a valid driver's license are required. We particularly 
encourage previous MAPS interns to apply. Roundtrip airfare to American 
Samoa from San Francisco and free shared housing will be provided in 
addition to a monthly salary of $2300 for an approximate total of 
$12,266.00 for the season). The Biologist will be responsible for 
operating 6 TMAPS mist-netting stations, supervising and training their 
biologist intern, liaising with Department of Marine and Wildlife 
Resources personnel on American Samoa, and submitting monthly progress 
reports to IBP's main office. The Biologist will be working closely with 
whoever fills the following open position on Tutuila: 
http://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/jobs/wildlife-biologist-iii-american-samoa/. 
Funding is still pending, but we encourage you to apply. To apply, 
please email your cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 
references (preferably in one document or PDF) to ERIN ROWAN (EM: erowan 
AT birdpop.org). If you have any questions regarding the position you 
can reach Erin ((PH: 415-663-1436).

BIRD BANDING IN AMERICAN SAMOA- Intern (U.S. Citizens ONLY): The 
Institute for Bird Populations (IBP) seeks one (1) field biologist 
interns to operate constant effort mist-netting and banding stations on 
American Samoa from Oct 20, 2014 through March 31, 2015. The position 
entails banding a minimum of 6 out of every 10 days, depending on 
weather and logistical considerations. We are looking for enthusiastic, 
self-motivated individuals, with some experience being independent in 
the field, and a solid background in mist-netting, bird banding, and 
ageing and sexing landbirds using plumage characteristics. Applicants 
without strong bird banding skills will not be considered. A U.S. 
passport valid for the duration of the internship, and a valid driver's 
license are required. We particularly encourage previous MAPS interns to 
apply. Roundtrip airfare to American Samoa from San Francisco and free 
shared housing will be provided in addition to a per diem of $35 for 
each day in the field (for an approximate total of $3,320.00 for the 
season). Interns will be responsible for operating 6 TMAPS mist-netting 
stations, liaising with Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources 
personnel on American Samoa, and submitting monthly progress reports to 
IBP's main office. Funding is still pending, but we encourage you to 
apply. To apply, please email your cover letter, resume and contact 
information for 3 references (preferably in one document or PDF) to ERIN 
ROWAN (EM: erowan AT birdpop.org). If you have any questions regarding 
the position you can reach Erin ((PH: 415-663-1436).

VOLUNTEERS TO SURVEY MAROON-FRONTED PARROTS  Location: Monterrey 
Mxico. Duration: September 1- October 15 2014. Application Deadline: 15 
August 2014. Job Description: We are looking for volunteers to survey 
Maroon-fronted Parrots. This endangered species breeds in Northern 
Mexico, specifically in Nuevo Len and Coahuila. They are found in pine 
forest in the Sierra Madre Oriental and nest inside of natural holes on 
cliffs. Duties include recording breeding activity at the nest site as 
well as looking for fledglings, predators and other avifauna around the 
nest site. Survey will run from 7 am until 5 pm. Good physical condition 
is required as surveys require walking 4-5 km through mountainous 
woodlands daily. Surveys will occur during the rainy season so trails 
may be wet and muddy. Surveys required sustained periods of stationary 
observation; expect to spend approximately 6-7 hours daily watching 
cliffs and 2-3 hours searching for predators and avifauna around nest 
sites. Housing and food will be provided. Surveyors will have the option 
to participate in a bird survey inside of a Sierra Maderas del Carmen 
Project in Coahuila to monitor shrub and grassland birds as well as 
other activities with the Ornithology Lab. The project is funded by 
National Comission of Protected Areas (Comision Nacional de Areas 
Naturales Protegidas-SEMARNAT), a mexican federal agency, this project 
will be accomplished by the Ornithology Lab at the Universidad Autonoma 
de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico To apply, contact OSCAR BALLESTEROS 
(EM: oscar.ballesteros.m AT gmail.com). DR. JUAN A GARCIA SALAS (EM; 
jgarcia AT fcb.uanl.mx)

PART-TIME REHABILITATION TECHNICIAN, San Pedro, 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 are 
currently looking for someone to join our team as a part-time 
rehabilitation technician at our San Pedro center. 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 coworkers, 
veterinarians and other local rehabilitation centers. For individuals 
interested in becoming part of Bird Rescues 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, visit 
http://www.bird-rescue.org/. Essential duties and responsibilities 
**Provide humane care for all animals in care **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. **Facilitate information 
flow between animal care staff, volunteers and manager **Perform 
maintenance and other janitorial duties. Required qualifications **High 
school diploma or general education degree (GED) **Six months to one 
year of related education/experience/training. **Ability to read, write 
and comprehend detailed animal care protocols. **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 
50-75lbs. **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 ~30-100oF, rain, strong 
wind, high heat and humidity, dry air and allergens. **Employees are 
exposed to moving mechanical parts, zoonotic diseases, aggressive/feral 
animals, toxic/caustic chemicals and radiography equipment. Applicants 
should send a resume and cover letter to: ERICA LANDER, (EM: 
erica.lander AT bird-rescue.org). Letters of recommendation may be 
needed upon request. Please, DO NOT call the clinic regarding this position.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CONSERVATION MEDICINE PROGRAM, Cummings School of 
Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University  The continued emergence of new 
diseases from wild animals, the effects of human activities on 
endangered species, and the impact of climate change on biodiversity are 
just a few of the topics that are examined in Master of Science in 
Conservation Medicine (MCM) Program at Tufts University. MCM is a 
one-year masters program designed to give you the skills to make a 
difference in worldwide conservation efforts. Applications Open for fall 
2014 enrollment! For more information: (URL: 
http://www.tufts.edu/vet/mcm/) or contact (EM: mcm AT tufts.edu)

SENIOR QUANTITATIVE ECOLOGIST  H. T. Harvey & Associates is a 
professional ecological consulting firm with offices in California and 
Hawaii. For over 40 years, H. T. Harvey has created ecologically sound 
solutions to our clients complex natural resource challenges. We are 
seeking a senior quantitative ecologist to join us full-time in our Los 
Gatos, Fresno, or Sacramento offices. Working closely with HTHs 
scientists, the person in this position will provide guidance and 
statistical support in developing approaches to optimize ecological 
sampling designs, data analyses, spatial analyses, fatality estimates, 
and modeling. Particular emphasis will be on providing statistical 
expertise on the evaluation of spatial and temporal sampling strategies 
and modeling for a wide range of ecological taxa and environmental 
processes. The ideal candidate will also have the capability to develop 
methods for quantifying and tracking uncertainty to calculate error 
budgets and to develop models for trend detection. Essential Duties and 
Responsibilities: **Develop appropriate sampling designs for application 
in terrestrial, marine, and riverine field settings. **Develop, test and 
assist in the implementation of statistical and modeling applications. 
**Utilize statistical and modeling strategies to optimize sampling 
designs and in developing integrated statistical analyses. **Provide 
critical input to field protocol development and QA/QC plans. **Ensure 
implementation of QA/QC procedures from field data collection to entry 
into a relational database. **Conduct fatality estimates for renewable 
energy projects in collaboration with science staff **Conduct 
statistical analyses and modeling in collaboration with science staff 
and external experts. **Communicate efforts to the ecological community 
(e.g. presentations, reports, publications). Required Education: Ph.D. 
plus at least 5 years experience in biology, ecology, statistics, 
applied mathematics, or related field or MS plus 10 or more years 
experience as a quantitative ecologist supporting biostatistical and 
ecological modeling tools and applications. Required Experience, 
Knowledge, Skills: **Strong record of achievement in the areas of 
quantitative ecology, ecological modeling and analysis, and/or 
statistical applications in ecological investigations. **Strong 
analytical and creative problem skills  demonstrated ability to 
successfully apply experience and judgment to both short- and long-term 
challenges. **Knowledge of field biology protocols and practices. 
**Ability to work with large databases. **Ability to effectively explain 
complex statistical approaches to individuals from different 
disciplinary backgrounds. **Demonstrated ability to interact and 
communicate effectively with a wide range of scientific, technical, and 
management staff, stakeholders, and vendors. **Expertise with common 
statistical software packages (e.g., R, SAS, Systat). **Solid record of 
effective scientific/technical writing and review. Preferred Experience, 
Knowledge, Skills: **Experience designing and/or applying fatality 
modeling and/or collision risk modeling in the context of 
renewable-energy projects. **Experience designing and applying power 
analyses to determine appropriate sample sizes to discern statistical 
differences or achieve desired levels of precision. **Experience with 
methods including basic regression analyses, multivariate analyses, 
generalized linear modeling (GLMs), and generalized linear mixed 
modeling (GLMMs). **Experience in graphical presentation of complex 
analyses. **Experience designing and querying large databases in MS 
Access. **Experience using Monte Carlo modeling techniques. 
**Familiarity with GIS-based analytical and modeling applications. 
**Self-starter who can create new opportunities and use novel 
quantitative methods to enable continental-scale research. 
**Peer-reviewed publications. For more information about HTH and our 
areas of expertise, log on to http://www.harveyecology.com. To apply for 
this position, please send an e-mail titled Senior Quantitative 
Ecologist containing your cover letter, resume, transcripts, and 
references to (EM: personnel AT harveyecology.com) or mail to Senior 
Quantitative Ecologist, H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 
University Avenue, Building D, Los Gatos, CA 95032. H. T. Harvey & 
Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities, 
disabled and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- Audubon seeks an Executive Director to build on 
Audubon Missouris rich history and expand its contributions to 
conservation in Missouri and the Mississippi Flyway, 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 
Audubons mission. With an annual budget of $1 million, a staff of nine 
(9) and two community-based Audubon Centers, Audubon Missouri uses its 
statewide conservation initiatives, educational programming, 11 
affiliated local Audubon Chapters, and more than 6,500 grassroots 
members to protect birds and their habitats. The successful candidate 
will have the passion, leadership skills and fundraising experience 
necessary to articulate, develop, and implement Audubons conservation 
goals and strategies in the state. While working closely with the 
Audubon Missouri boards and staff, and the Vice President of the 
Mississippi Flyway, the Director will continue to develop the state 
program in tandem with strategic regional and national priorities. The 
Executive Director will hold the title of Vice President within the 
national organization and will report to the VP Mississippi Flyway. S/he 
will also serve as the Center Director for the Audubon Center at 
Riverlands, ensuring the Center's continued growth, effectiveness and 
integration into statewide activities. The position will also supervise 
the Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center Director and staff in 
Joplin, Missouri. Audubon offers an excellent benefits package and a 
competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. This position 
will be located in St. Louis, Missouri. Essential Functions: The Vice 
President and Executive Director of Audubon Missouri, will perform the 
following and other duties as assigned: Strategy Development and 
Organizational Leadership **Lead the implementation of a three- to 
five-year strategic plan for Audubon Missouri to grow the organizations 
capacity across the state to achieve conservation of priority birds and 
their habitats. **Focus resources on the most critical, top priority 
projects: including co-leading a multi-state strategy for habitat 
conservation along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers and tributaries, 
forwarding regional partnerships for bird-friendly land management, and 
contributing to other state and national governmental initiatives. 
**Provide leadership, management, and mentoring to a staff in the areas 
of science, policy, and education to reach the goals set out by the 
Audubons strategic plan as they relate to Missouri. **Work with the 
education staff to help them realize their potential for effective 
outreach and on-the-ground conservation in support of community, state, 
and Mississippi Flyway strategic priorities. **Provide guidance and 
oversight to center director(s) to establish and maintain sustainable 
financial and administrative business models appropriate to each center. 
**Manage the day-to-day operations of the state program and the Center 
at Riverlands, 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 Missouri externally to 
funders, partners, policymakers, and the public. **Lead Audubon 
Missouris fundraising, working closely with development staff and 
center director(s), the state boards, the VP of the Mississippi Flyway, 
and the Flyway Director of Development to cultivate and solicit major 
individual donors, corporations and foundations to significantly grow 
the extent, diversity and sustainability of funding sources for the 
state program and cooperative initiatives with other Audubon programs. 
**Work closely with the Audubon Missouri Board to support the efforts of 
Audubon Missouri in continuing the development of a strong statewide 
organization through fundraising, program development, and conservation 
advocacy. **Inspire and provide guidance to Audubon chapters in Missouri 
to help them realize their potential for on-the-ground conservation and 
education, as well as within the larger organizations Mississippi 
Flyway. Work with the chapter network to strengthen the statewide 
presence of Audubon and provide guidance to these organizations in their 
local efforts. **Further engage Missouris 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. Qualifications and 
Experience: The successful candidate will have the following 
qualifications: **Bachelors degree required  preferably in nonprofit 
management, business, conservation, biological sciences or related 
field; advanced degree a plus. **7-10 years progressive professional 
experience, to include five (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 represent effectively Audubon Missouri 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, Missouri 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 and nationally, as required. **A strong commitment to the mission, 
values, and programs of Audubon Missouri and the National Audubon 
Society. CENDY HERNANDEZ, Human Resources Manager, National Climate 
Initiative and Mississippi and Pacific Flyways, National Audubon 
Society, 225 Varick Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10014 (PH: 
212.979.3011 - office, 646.481.8633 - mobile, FX: 212.979.3016 - fax).


Subject: Bird Jobs -- July 6, 2014
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TEMPORARY FIELD ASSISTANT  BIRD BANDING, Powdermill Nature Reserve . 
Three BIRD BANDING ASSISTANTS needed to band passerines during the fall 
migration (August 19 - October 5) at the Powdermill Avian Research 
Center in the mountains of Western Pennsylvania. Powdermill is the field 
station to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (Pittsburgh) and has a 
rich history (53 years) of being a leader in bird banding. The assistant 
will learn the latest in advanced methods in aging (with the emphasis on 
using molt limits) and sexing landbirds. Banding will occur 6 days a 
week and begin 1/2 hour before sunrise. At least one assistant will be 
required to continually check mist nets for newly captured birds and 
quickly collect blood samples via brachial venipuncture. Other 
responsibilities will include assisting with workshops, public 
education, data entry, and net maintenance. Pay is $10/hr for 37.5 hrs 
per week plus housing. To learn more about the banding program at 
Powdermill visit our website (http://www.powdermillarc.org). POSITION 
REQUIREMENTS: Prior experience extracting and banding songbirds 
required. Ability to bleed birds via brachial venipuncture and identify 
eastern birds by sight is strongly desirable. POSITION DURATION & WORK 
HOURS: This is a seasonal position involving 1 to 1.5 months. Schedule 
is 6.5 hrs/day Tue-Sun starting 1/2 hour before sunrise (approximately 
5:30am). For more information and to apply, visit 
http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/hr. EOE: this employer is committed to a 
diverse workforce, and to hiring individuals with disabilities, 
veterans, and all protected classes.

RESTORATION ECOLOGIST PROJECT MANAGER  H. T. Harvey & Associates is a 
premier ecological consulting firm based in California and Hawaii. For 
over 40 years, H. T. Harvey has created ecologically sound solutions to 
our clients complex natural resource challenges. Our ecological 
restoration division is seeking a Restoration Ecologist Project Manager 
in our Los Gatos office. The position will involve work on ecological 
restoration design and monitoring projects in a wide variety of 
geographic locations and habitats (riparian, wetland, grassland, 
semi-arid, etc.). A minimum of 3-5 years of relevant consulting 
experience that demonstrates project management ability is mandatory. A 
graduate degree in restoration or plant ecology is preferred (but 
degrees in other disciplines, if combined with appropriate work 
experience will be considered). Expertise in some of the following key 
areas is strongly desired: project management, habitat restoration 
design; plant ecology; wildlife ecology; soil science; wetland/riparian 
hydrology; environmental regulatory processes; and statistical design 
and analysis. Demonstrable technical writing ability and good 
communication skills are essential. H. T. Harvey & Associates is a 
growing company with an energetic, forward-thinking approach. We offer 
an excellent salary and benefits package and an employee-focused work 
environment. Our employment package includes medical, dental, and life 
insurance, and a 401K with a generous employer match. More information 
about H. T. Harvey & Associates and our areas of expertise can be 
obtained at http://www.harveyecology.com. Interested candidates should 
respond by emailing your cover letter, resume, transcripts, salary 
requirement and references to (EM: personnel AT harveyecology.com) and 
reference Restoration Ecologist Project Manager Position in the 
header, or mail/fax application to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: 
Personnel, 983 University Avenue, Building D, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Fax: 
(408) 458-3210. H. T. Harvey & Associates is an Equal Opportunity 
Employer. Women and minorities, disabled and Veterans are strongly 
encouraged to apply.

INTERPRETIVE NATURALISTS (2) for fall migration monitoring project at 
New Jersey Audubons Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ. Sep. 1 - 
Oct. 31. Cape May is renowned as one of the world's great hot spots for 
bird migration. Successful applicants will work at the Cape May 
Hawkwatch. Duties include teaching visitors bird identification and 
natural history, offering general assistance, conducting workshops, and 
assisting counter when needed. Applicants should have experience 
interacting with the public and excellent interpersonal skills. 
Familiarity with bird migration and experience identifying birds, 
especially raptors, is preferred. All applicants must have their own 
vehicles and a valid, clean drivers license. Salary for positions 
$900/month; housing and reimbursement for gas is provided. Send cover 
letter indicating position of interest, resume outlining relevant 
experience, and three references (including email addresses and phone 
numbers) to MIKE CREWE, Cape May Bird Observatory, PO Box 3, 701 East 
Lake Drive, Cape May Point, NJ 08212 or email: (EM: mike.crewe AT 
njaudubon.org). Application deadline July 15, 2014.

GEORGE MYERS FIELD NATURALIST (1) for a variety of education, research 
and conservation projects at New Jersey Audubons Cape May Bird 
Observatory, Cape May, NJ. Sep. 1 - Oct. 31. Cape May is renowned as one 
of the world's great hot spots for bird migration. This position is 
named in honor of the late George Myers, a talented CMBO Associate 
Naturalist, and is funded by an endowment established in his honor. Will 
work at a variety of field sites with office space at the CMBO Northwood 
Center. Will work as an interpretive naturalist associated with a 
variety of the Observatorys projects, including migration counts, 
interpretive walks, birding workshops, publications, exhibits and web 
site. Applicants should have experience interacting with the public and 
excellent interpersonal skills. Familiarity with bird migration and 
experience identifying birds as well as some knowledge of other natural 
history is preferred, but much learning on the job is possible. 
Bachelors degree in wildlife biology, ecology, environmental science or 
similar field preferred. All applicants must have their own vehicles and 
a valid, clean drivers license unless other arrangements are made prior 
to employment. Salary: $1200/month; housing and reimbursement for gas 
provided. Send cover letter indicating position of interest, resume 
outlining relevant experience, and three references (including email 
addresses and phone numbers) to MIKE CREWE, Cape May Bird Observatory, 
PO Box 3, 701 East Lake Drive, Cape May Point, NJ 08212 (EM: mike.crewe 
AT njaudubon.org). Application deadline July 15, 2014.

BIOLOGIST VACANCY  Audubon Coastal Bird Conservation Program. As part 
of its response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in 2010, Audubon 
developed the Audubon Coastal Bird Survey (ACBS) through Audubon 
Mississippi's Pascagoula River Audubon Center (PRAC). This citizen 
science initiative engages volunteers in the year-round monitoring of 
shorebirds across coastal Mississippi and Alabama. In addition, 
long-running seasonal stewardship efforts focus on protecting nesting 
Least Tern and Black Skimmer populations (in partnership with the local 
Audubon Chapter) from human disturbance. This year-round stewardship and 
monitoring program is now the standard for Audubons shorebird 
monitoring and conservation efforts that is funded by the National Fish 
& Wildlife Foundations (NFWF) Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund. Position 
Summary: The Biologist will be responsible for all aspects of 
implementing and managing the shorebird monitoring, nesting bird 
stewardship, and habitat management goals at as many as 22 field sites 
across south Mississippi. Reporting to the ACBS Program Manager and 
working closely with ACBS program, Audubon Mississippi and Gulf staff, 
the Biologist will align the projects goals and activities with state 
and regional conservation programs and goals to help deliver and 
document conservation and outreach impact at scale. Essential Functions: 
 Work with the ACBC Program Manager and Regional Bird Conservation 
Biologists to implement Audubons Coastal Bird Conservation in coastal 
Mississippi. Ensure that all monitoring, stewardship and habitat 
management follows approved protocols and best management practices as 
established by Audubon for these programs. Ensure accurate reporting of 
all data directly to Cornells eBird portal. Compile, analyze, and 
report on all data collected. Coordinate the work of as many as eight 
part-time Stewards/Wardens that will oversee monitoring, stewardship and 
habitat management activities at as many as 22 ACBS sites. 
Cooperatively work with the ACBS Volunteer Coordinator and Education 
Manager to develop and implement a volunteer training program focused on 
proper monitoring, stewardship and habitat management protocols. 
Cultivate and maintain productive working relationships with all 
partnering organizations, agencies, groups and individuals participating 
in the program. Initiate research necessary to understand outcomes from 
and improve effectiveness of monitoring, stewardship, and habitat 
management. Assist state, regional and national communication and 
outreach staff to develop and deliver compelling messages, releases, 
publicity and reporting about the project, both verbally and in writing. 
Develop and deliver effective verbal and written presentations that 
contribute to training and management of volunteers. Qualifications and 
Experience:  Bachelors degree in Ornithology, Avian Ecology, Biology, 
Natural Sciences, or related field required. Masters or Ph.D. 
preferred. 5+ years experience in field biology with demonstrated 
success with bird and wildlife monitoring. Experience with coastal birds 
strongly preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of bird monitoring protocols 
and methods for recording, assessment, and reporting of monitoring data, 
including the use of electronic reporting portals (eBird). Demonstrated 
success in managing volunteers. Demonstrated ability to partner with 
key stakeholders, such as community and agency personnel. Ability to 
think strategically and creatively, while managing multiple tasks, 
meeting deadlines and operating in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. 
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. Self-motivated and 
willing to work in a flexible, non-structured environment. Willingness 
to work evenings and weekends as the job demands and be available for 
overnight travel as needed. Ability to perform tasks requiring physical 
exertion, outdoors, in all weather conditions and on difficult terrain 
while maintaining a positive attitude. Must have valid Drivers 
License. Interested candidates can apply at this link: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2119/biologist/job The job will 
remain open till we can find a suitable candidate

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY, Four Tenure-Track Positions  The 
Department of Biology, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, 
invites applications for four tenure-track appointments in biology at 
the Assistant Professor level beginning August, 2015. Saint Mary's 
College is a Catholic liberal arts college for women with a strong 
commitment to undergraduate education. Applicants must hold (or be at 
completion of) a Ph.D. in the biological sciences. Candidates will be 
expected to develop and teach courses in introductory (majors or 
non-majors) biology. Additionally, candidates should have expertise in 
one or more of the following: *Plant Ecology - community ecology, 
population ecology, or general botany *Vertebrate Biology - natural 
history, marine biology, aquatic biology, or animal behavior *Biomedical 
Sciences - immunology, cancer biology, cell biology, neurobiology, or 
parasitology *Anatomy - human anatomy, comparative anatomy, or cellular 
anatomy/histology *Biostatistics (expertise in one of the preceding 4 
categories is required) Successful candidates will develop specialty 
courses of interest that support the various concentrations within the 
department: Integrative Biology, Cellular/Molecular Biology, and 
Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology. The College supports the 
development of study abroad courses for experiential learning and 
undergraduate research as well as the development of courses which could 
contribute to interdisciplinary fields such as environmental, global, 
intercultural, or gender/women's studies. Research involving 
undergraduates is expected. A strong commitment to undergraduate 
education of women, a liberal arts education, and service to the 
department and the College is expected. At least one of the appointees 
will be a Lilly New Faculty Scholar during the first two pre-tenure 
years. As such, s/he will receive course load reductions and some 
financial support for research. Lilly New Faculty Scholars are expected 
to develop campus ties within the institution by participating in 
cross-divisional interactions with other college units. Please send a 
complete CV along with a letter of intent that includes your teaching 
philosophy and research interests, as well as your email and phone 
contact information to: (EM: biologyfacultysearch AT saintmarys.edu). In 
your letter of intent, be sure to include a clear statement highlighting 
your area of expertise from the list above. Candidates will be contacted 
for full credentials (three letters of reference, visa status for 
foreign nationals, official transcripts, and evidence of excellent 
teaching [such as teaching evaluations]) if desired at a later date. 
Review of applications will begin September 5, 2014, and will continue 
until the positions are filled. Saint Mary's College is an Equal 
Opportunity Employer. In keeping with the College's mission, Saint 
Mary's is committed to increasing its racial and ethnic diversity at all 
levels - students, faculty, and staff - and seeks applications from 
candidates who share this commitment.

VOLUNTEER FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS NEEDED to aid in investigating 
dominance hierarchies and breeding biology of a joint-nesting cuckoo 
species, the Smooth-Billed Ani (Crotophaga ani). Three assistants are 
sought to carry out a variety of field tasks in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico 
from mid September to mid or late December. The research which volunteer 
efforts will supplement is carried out through McMaster University, and 
specifically, the laboratory of Dr. Quinn. Participation will provide 
valuable field experience in biology and avian behavioral ecology that 
may prove useful for future graduate work. Airfare to and from San Juan 
or Mayaguez, Puerto Rico WILL NOT be provided, however ground 
transportation (in P.R), accommodation and food expenses WILL be 
included for successful candidates. DUTIES: In brief, assistants will 
take part in mist netting and nest trapping, banding, blood sampling and 
measuring of adult birds and nestlings, video recording, monitoring 
behaviour in response to experimental predatory cues, locating of nests, 
GPS mapping, documenting sightings of previously banded individuals and 
nest checks. Select tasks will require assistants to climb ladders up to 
32 and carry equipment of moderate weight. Working hours will include 
early to late mornings and mid to late afternoons with mid-day periods 
off (one day off per week). QUALIFICATIONS: Previous field experience  
particularly with birds - and a strong background in animal biology is 
preferred though not required. We seek applicants whom are physically 
fit and comfortable with working outdoors in dry heat, capable of 
working from ladders and working effectively as part of a team. 
Enthusiasm, organizational skills, ability to problem solve, and 
readiness to learn and participate are obligatory. Finally, ownership of 
a valid drivers license and experience using manual transmission are an 
asset. To apply for this position, please email JOSHUA ROBERTSON (EM: 
roberjk AT mcmaster.ca) with the following documents attached to the 
email: a resume, cover-letter, personal contact information and contact 
information for a minimum of two references. Selected candidates will be 
contacted by email to organize Skype or phone interviews.

CONSULTANT IN PERCHING/NESTING  Organization: CommScope Inc. Location: 
North America or Europe. Duration: Single contracted task. Job Type: 
Part time consultant. Job Description: CommScope is seeking an expert in 
ornithology who can recommend and review design changes intended to 
discourage small birds from perching and nesting on an outdoor wireless 
communications equipment cabinet currently in development. 
Qualifications will be based on previous experience. To apply for this 
position, please send email with CV to STEVE KEMP (EM: steve.kemp AT 
commscope.com).

HAWK RIDGE BIRD OBSERVATORY TRAINEE PROGRAM (ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION)  
The mission of Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, Incorporated (HRBO) is to 
protect birds of prey and other migratory birds in the western Lake 
Superior region through research, education, and stewardship. As part of 
its educational and conservation goals, HRBO is offering traineeships 
for undergraduate and graduate college students, as well as others who 
are committed to careers consistent with HRBO's mission. Training will 
focus on conservation science and education pertaining to birds of prey 
and other migratory birds found at Hawk Ridge. Trainees will work under 
close supervision of HRBO staff. Trainees will also complete a special 
project pertaining to their focus area that will be developed with their 
training supervisor. HRBO plans on providing experiential training for 
one Environmental Education Trainee during the 2014 fall migration 
season. The Environmental Education Traineeship will run from August 
27th to November 4th, 2014. Trainee will be provided housing (possibly 
shared) and a stipend of $100 per week. The Environmental Education 
Traineeship primary goals are to: learn outdoor interpretation and 
education techniques and skills; gain experience with program delivery 
and interacting with volunteers and visitors of all ages; learn 
techniques and options for developing and managing outdoor educational 
programs; and learn about raptor identification, biology and migration. 
If you wish to apply for Environmental Education Traineeship, please 
submit your resume (email preferred) to both: JANELLE LONG (EM: jlong AT 
hawkridge.org) and GAIL JOHNEJACK (EM: gjohnejack AT hawkridge.org) by 
July 30th, 2014. By mail: HRBO, P.O. Box 3006, Duluth, MN 55803. Please 
include in your resume or cover letter: 1.A description of college 
courses and work experiences relevant to the traineeship program; 2.The 
names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references; 
3.An outline of any skills, hobbies or other interests that may help you 
in your training; 4.A description of the educational goals you want to 
accomplish through the traineeship program; 5.A description of your 
career plans upon completion of your education. For further information 
please contact JANELLE LONG, Executive Director, Hawk Ridge Bird 
Observatory, (EM: jlong AT hawkridge.org PH: 218.428.6209).

HAWK RIDGE BIRD OBSERVATORY TRAINEE PROGRAM (BIRD BANDING)  The mission 
of Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, Incorporated (HRBO) is to protect birds 
of prey and other migratory birds in the western Lake Superior region 
through research, education, and stewardship. As part of its educational 
and conservation goals, HRBO is offering traineeships for undergraduate 
and graduate college students, as well as others who are committed to 
careers consistent with HRBO's mission. Training will focus on 
conservation science and education pertaining to birds of prey and other 
migratory birds found at Hawk Ridge. Trainees will work under close 
supervision of HRBO staff. Trainees will also complete a special project 
pertaining to their focus area that will be developed with their 
training supervisor. HRBO plans on providing experiential training for 
one Bird Banding Trainee during the 2014 fall migration season. The Bird 
Banding Traineeship will run from August 31st to November 1st, 2014. 
Trainee will be provided housing (possibly shared) and a stipend of $100 
per week. The Bird Banding Traineeship primary goals are to learn all 
aspects of bird banding field techniques for both raptors (hawks and 
owls) and passerines (songbirds) and to gain experience interacting with 
the public, as well as other professional colleagues. If you wish to 
apply for the Bird Banding Traineeship, please submit your resume (email 
preferred) to both: JANELLE LONG (EM: jlong AT hawkridge.org) and FRANK 
NICOLETTI (EM: fnicoletti AT hawkridge.org) by July 30th, 2014. By mail: 
HRBO, P.O. Box 3006, Duluth, MN 55803. Please include in your resume or 
cover letter: 1.A description of college courses and work experiences 
relevant to the traineeship program; 2.The names, addresses and 
telephone numbers of at least three references; 3.An outline of any 
skills, hobbies or other interests that may help you in your training; 
4.A description of the educational goals you want to accomplish through 
the traineeship program; 5.A description of your career plans upon 
completion of your education. For further information please contact 
JANELLE LONG, Executive Director, Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, (EM: 
jlong AT hawkridge.org PH: 218.428.6209).

INTRODUCTORY SONGBIRD BANDING WORKSHOP  The Intermountain Bird 
Observatory is offering an introductory songbird banding workshop in 
Boise, Idaho from August 30  September 1, 2014. This workshop will 
focus on songbird ID, banding, sexing, ageing, and safe handling 
techniques. We will also learn standardized monitoring techniques, data 
collection, how to set-up and take-down mist nests, and an introduction 
on how to safely extract birds from mist nets. We developed this 
workshop for folks with little to no songbird banding experience. This 
workshop would be a great opportunity for students, birders, 
naturalists, and anyone interested in learning more about songbird 
identification or banding. The Intermountain Bird Observatory is a 501 c 
(3) non-profit research unit of Boise State University. Proceeds from 
this workshop will be used as a donation to contribute towards our 
mission of conserving migratory landbirds through cooperative research, 
education, and public involvement. Register early - enrollment is 
limited to 10 people. The workshop fee is $300. Registrations and 
payment must be received by July 20, 2014. The workshop may be cancelled 
if the class minimum is not met. For further questions regarding 
workshop details, contact JESSICA POLLOCK (EM: jessicapollock AT 
boisestate.edu). Visit us on the web at 
http://ibo.boisestate.edu/what-we-do/training/ for more details on how 
to register and view the tentative schedule.

RAPTOR BANDING WORKSHOPS  The Intermountain Bird Observatory is 
offering two raptor banding workshops in Boise, Idaho: an introductory 
workshop from September 12-14, 2014 and an intermediate/advanced 
workshop from September 15-18, 2014. The workshops will concentrate 
primarily raptor trapping techniques (bow net, dho gaza, bal chatri, 
mist net), safe handling of live raptors, and banding techniques. 
September is a peak time in southern Idaho for raptor migration and the 
workshop will be held at Lucky Peak in the Boise Foothills which 
supports one of the largest known raptor migrations in the western U.S. 
during autumn. IBO has banded raptors at this location for 21 years. We 
developed the introductory workshop for folks with little to no raptor 
banding experience. To attend the intermediate/advanced workshop, you 
must have previous handling and banding experience, or you must take the 
introductory workshop first. This workshop would be a great opportunity 
for students interested in raptor ecology. The workshop is also well 
suited for birders, naturalists, biological consultants, and anyone 
interested in learning more about raptor identification, trapping or 
banding. Participants will gain experience with raptor trapping, 
handling and banding techniques, however they should not expect to 
become a certified bander from this workshop. Workshop cost: The 
introductory workshop (Sept. 12-14) fee is $350. The advanced workshop 
(Sept. 15-18) fee is $500. Registrations and payment must be received by 
August 15, 2014. Enrollment is limited to 6 people per workshop. The 
Intermountain Bird Observatory is a 501 c (3) non-profit research unit 
of Boise State University. Proceeds from this workshop will be used as a 
donation to contribute towards our mission of conserving migratory 
landbirds through cooperative research, education, and public 
involvement. For further questions regarding workshop details, contact 
JESSICA POLLOCK (EM: jessicapollock AT boisestate.edu). Visit us on the 
web at http://ibo.boisestate.edu/what-we-do/training/ for more details 
on how to register and view the tentative schedule.

RESTORATION AND EDUCATION INTERNSHIP, 2014-15  At Point Blue (formerly 
PRBO), our mission is to advance the conservation of birds, other 
wildlife and ecosystems through science, partnerships and outreach. Our 
140 scientists work to reduce the impacts of habitat loss, climate 
change, and other environmental threats while promoting nature-based 
solutions for wildlife and people, on land and at sea. As leaders and 
innovators in conservation science, Point Blue has the vision, the 
scientific rigor, the passion, and the people to guide and inspire 
positive conservation outcomes today for a healthy, blue planet teeming 
with life in the future. Because of the collaborative climate-smart 
conservation work we do today, healthy ecosystems will continue to 
sustain thriving wildlife and human communities well into the future. 
Point Blues watershed restoration and education program called STRAW, 
Students and Teachers Restoring A Watershed facilitates K-12 students in 
implementation of professionally designed restoration work on streams 
and wetlands in Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Solano, San Mateo, San Benito and 
Santa Clara counties from October - May. STRAW's watershed science 
education activities emphasize project based learning and offers an 
integrated learning experience for students to work together, connect to 
their local watershed, and be empowered by their actions. Each year 
approximately 3,500 students participate in 50 restoration work days, 
often planting 4,500 native plants. Restoration work typically includes 
native plant installation and/or biotechnical erosion control practices. 
Point Blue is seeking 2-4 reliable, respectful, and enthusiastic interns 
to work as a team to assist with student-implemented restoration 
workdays and accompanying maintenance and monitoring of sites. Site 
maintenance work includes watering, weeding and other plant 
establishment activities. Maintenance and monitoring of STRAW 
restoration sites is an integral part of the project and overall program 
success and occurs May-September. We are based in Petaluma, CA; visit us 
online at http://www.pointblue.org. Position duration: September 15, 
2014  August 31, 2015. Stipend: Voluntary internship position with 
monthly stipend of $850/month to offset living expenses plus shared 
housing in an apartment in Petaluma, CA. Position description: This is a 
full time Monday- Friday (occasional weekends required) field work 
position spending 5 full days a week outdoors (all weather conditions); 
Train, supervise and lead students and adults during restoration and 
maintenance workdays; Facilitate place-based education discussions 
while students are working; Assist staff with workday preparations 
(site visits, plant pickup, tool preparation); Update database with 
workday information; Learn communication techniques and how to create 
effective collaborations in the restoration field; Build and maintain 
irrigation systems and control weeds in native planting areas including 
control of invasive species such as Poison Hemlock and thistles (manual 
and mechanical removal); Track site needs and keep clear and concise 
records of work completed; Assist with plant monitoring/data entry; 
Assist with coordination and implementation of STRAWs teacher training 
events; Potential assistance with various education presentations 
(in-class and in field); Operate heavy duty work truck and tow 
trailers. Intern candidates should demonstrate: **Relevant educational 
or work experience (preferred); **Enthusiasm for ecological restoration 
work, leading groups and public speaking; **Interest in working with 
students (K-12); **Openness to learn and share knowledge and skills; 
**Ability to work respectfully on private and public property; **Ability 
to thrive in both a team setting and individually/ live in shared 
housing cooperatively; **Field leadership skills; **Ability to lift and 
carry 40 pounds and complete strenuous physical tasks; **Have a valid 
drivers license and appropriate driving experience; **Other helpful 
skills include data management (Excel) and GIS mapping (ArcMap). To 
apply, please submit your resume, 3 references, and a cover letter 
describing why you would like the Restoration and Education Internship 
by July 28, 2014 to EMILY ALLEN (EM: eallen AT pointblue.org).

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT Needed between about 9 Jul and 23 Sep 2014 for 
seabird monitoring at the Barren Islands, Alaska. We will collect 
information on breeding success, population size, chick diet, and chick 
growth of tufted puffins and fork-tailed storm-petrels. We will survey 
monitoring plots nest-by-nest, collect diet samples with a variety of 
methods including mistnetting, and measure chicks. Some boating and 
observing cliff-nesting murres and kittiwakes will also be included. 
Some of the work is physically demanding and takes place on steep 
slopes. The crew of 2-3 will live at a field camp on the island and hike 
to study areas. This position offers excellent opportunities for viewing 
seabirds and other wildlife, but conditions are often windy, cool, and 
damp. The island is remote and communication with the mainland is 
possible only by radio and satellite phone. Applicants should be in 
excellent physical condition, able to make careful observations over 
long periods of time, and able to work and live happily in this 
environment. We provide airfare (within the U.S.), food, lodging, and 
required equipment. To apply send a cover letter and resume (including 
the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of 3 references) to 
ARTHUR KETTLE, Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, 95 Sterling 
Hwy. #1, Homer, Alaska 99603; (EM: Arthur_Kettle AT fws.gov; PH: 907- 
226-4614; FX: 907-235-7783).

FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANT needed 15 September through February 14 to 
assist with field work at the Avon Park Air Force Range in south-central 
Florida. The position is part of Archbold Biological Stations Avian 
Ecology Program under the direction of Dr. Reed Bowman. Primary 
activities associated with this position focus on population monitoring 
and management of endangered Red-cockaded Woodpeckers (RCW) and Florida 
Scrub-Jays (FSJ). RCW duties include: population monitoring (including 
censuses of color-banded birds), data collection using GPS, cavity tree 
maintenance (involves tree climbing using sectional ladders), and data 
entry. Technician will maintain population and cavity tree databases, as 
well as a variety of equipment. To a minor extent, the technician may 
assist with the preparation of new sites for artificial cavity 
installation and RCW translocation. FSJ duties include: population 
monitoring, and assisting with trapping and banding adult jays.Salary is 
$1560 per month plus free housing (no pets, no smoking). US citizenship 
or a US work visa is required. All applicants must have a valid drivers 
license. Start and end dates are somewhat flexible. Qualifications: 
*Minimum of bachelors degree in Biology, Ecology, Wildlife Science, or 
a related field. *Excellent behavioral observation skills, attention to 
detail, legible note-taking, and the ability to maintain large databases 
with a high level of accuracy and integrity. *Ability to read color 
bands a must, and previous experience with tracking animal movements is 
essential. *Familiarity with global positioning systems and ARC-GIS is a 
plus. *Applicants should be highly motivated as field days often start 
before light, and some evening shifts may end after sundown. *Must be 
willing to work a non-regular schedule that may include weekend days. 
*Ability to drive 4WD vehicles in poor driving conditions (loose sand, 
mud holes, standing water). *Must be willing to work independently in 
remote areas of pine flatwoods and scrub with little direction. 
*Willingness to work on an active military base is essential. Archbold 
Biological Station is a renowned research facility located in 
south-central Florida, and has been conducting endangered species 
monitoring at the Avon Park Air Force Range since 1993. For more 
information about our program, see our lab website: 
http://www.archbold-station/org/station/html/research/avian/avian.html. 
Avon Park Air Force Range is a 106,000-acre military reserve that 
protects some of the best examples of native habitats in the region. 
Military training activity occurs daily and our monitoring protocols 
involve working around these training missions. The successful 
application will be stationed at APAFR but will also have access to the 
main research station in Lake Placid, about an hour away. Applicants 
should send a letter of interest and CV with names, telephone numbers, 
and e-mail address of three references (in a single document) to EMILY 
ANGELL (EM: epipher AT archbold-station.org). Please indicate Research 
Assistant Application in the subject heading. Applications must be 
submitted by 11 July 2014, and will be reviewed after the position has 
closed.

BIOLOGICAL PROGRAM VOLUNTEER , Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, 
United States Fish and Wildlife Service  Duties: Volunteer work will 
include seabird and Laysan duck monitoring, habitat restoration, native 
plant propagation and outplanting, removal of invasive plants both by 
hand and through chemical application of herbicide, marine debris 
removal, data entry, and equipment maintenance, along with other tasks 
depending on current projects and refuge needs. Volunteers are expected 
to work a minimum of 40 hours/week with additional weekend work when 
necessary. Requirements: Must be physically fit and able to confidently 
ride a bike, hike up to three miles in the sand or on uneven terrain, 
lift 50 pounds, and be willing to spray herbicide with proper protective 
gear. Preferred skills include ability to swim/snorkel. Successful 
applicants must also be willing to handle albatrosses and other seabirds 
for banding and monitoring studies, and willing to perform all duties in 
sub-tropical wind, sun, rain and humidity extremes. Volunteers should 
have a strong work ethic along with the ability to live and work closely 
with a small group of people for four months. Midway Atoll National 
Wildlife Refuge is a remote site and accessible only 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. 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. A 
minimum 16-week commitment is required. One round-trip flight between 
Midway and Honolulu, and housing at Midway are provided. Volunteers are 
responsible for their own travel to Honolulu as well as the cost of 
meals while on Midway. A current passport is required for travel to and 
from Midway. Volunteer living quarters on Midway are comfortably 
furnished and include individual bedrooms, a common living area, and a 
full kitchen. Volunteers are responsible for the proper upkeep of their 
living quarters and individuals are responsible for paying for their 
meals eaten. The rate is currently $3 for breakfast, $4 for lunch, and 
$5 for dinner. 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 Midways hydroponic garden. There is also a small 
store on Midway that provides some basic food and necessities. 
Applicants who are selected as volunteers 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. Volunteer time periods and 
application deadlines; exact start times may vary depending on plane 
schedules, and selected individuals should coordinate travel plans with 
Midway staff prior to departing home:  November - February, 
applications due between July 1 and August 1  March  June, 
applications due between November 1 and December 1  July - October, 
applications due between March 1 and April 1 If you are interested in 
more than one time period, a separate application for each time period 
is required. Because of the large number of applications received, 
preference will be given to those with a science/biology degree, remote 
field experience, bird banding experience and/or habitat restoration 
experience. TO APPLY: If you are interested in applying, please email a 
pdf single file that includes a cover letter, brief rsum outlining 
relevant education and work experience three work-related references 
(with phone and e-mail), and your dates of availability to: (EM: 
Meg_DuhrSchultz AT fws.gov). For more information please call: (PH: 
808-772-5317). The National Wildlife Refuge System has owed its very 
existence to concerned citizens eager to protect America's natural 
resources. Over 42,000 volunteers and more than 200 nonprofit Refuge 
Friends organizations support national wildlife refuges. Friends and 
volunteers are crucial to conserving and protecting our nations 
wildlife and teaching millions of Americans that their actions today 
determine the conservation legacy of tomorrow.

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS LANDBIRD PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS FIELD ASSISTANTS for the 
Charles Darwin Foundation - Organization: Charles Darwin Foundation. 
Location: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Duration: minimum 3 months from 
July 2014 onwards, but volunteers staying longer will be preferred Job 
Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 30 July 
2014, but positions will be covered as soon as suitable candidates are 
found. Job Description: Volunteers needed with interests in avian 
conservation biology. The assistants will get involved in the following 
activities of the Galapagos Landbird Conservation Plan: Determining the 
population status of the Galapagos Martin (very little is known about 
this species considered as endangered - not a single publication exist 
for this species. Census will be carried out, behavioral observations 
will be recorded and research will be done regarding their breeding 
ecology); Participation in the Nestbox project with the Galpagos 
Flycatcher, only passerine cavity nester at the Galpagos islands; 
Collaborate in developing control methods for the Smooth-billed Ani 
(introduced species in the Galpagos Islands); Participate in the 
Vermillion Flycatcher Ecology Project, at the islands of Santa Cruz and 
Isabela; Carry out bird census; Participate if necessary in other 
related projects, such as the Mangrove Finch project or the Philornis 
project. Stipend: This is volunteer position. Accommodation can be found 
at the Charles Darwin volunteer house. The work schedule is typically 
Monday-Friday, with the weekends off. Volunteers must pay for their 
transportation to Galpagos, but depending on qualifications or the 
length of volunteer period a stipend might be available. Qualifications: 
Volunteers should be hard working, responsible, very enthusiastic and 
patient. The candidates should be prepared to work independently in the 
field, at high temperatures (28-32C with high humidity), and thus 
previous experience with fieldwork, preferably with birds, is valuable. 
You must also be able to get along well with others and be fit, able to 
hike in harsh terrains. Bird identification skills and bird banding 
experience are a plus. Bachelor or Biology students will be given 
preference. To Apply: please send an email to Dr. JAVIER COTN (EM: 
javier.cotin AT fcdarwin.org.ec) Please apply by sending an email 
containing your Curriculum Vitae, a letter of interest explaining why 
you want to join our team as well as contact information of at least two 
references and the range of dates when you will be available and how 
long you can participate. For example you may say something like any 90 
day period between July 2014 and February 2015. For more information 
about Charles Darwin Foundation, please visit 
http://www.darwinfoundation.org/ or friend us in 
Facebook!https://www.facebook.com/darwinfoundation

RAPTOR MIGRATION OBSERVER at Montana Audubon, Inc. Website: 
http://mtaudubon.org/birds/raptor.html Location: Bozeman, Montana. 
Duration: 10 weeks. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 25 July 
2014. Job Description: Montana raptor migration observer needed to 
conduct the 24th consecutive count season for the Bridger Mountain 
Raptor Migration Monitoring Project, near Bozeman, MT. Project will run 
from Sept 1 through Nov 5, 2014. The successful candidate shall receive 
$1200-1400/mo, depending on experience (plus free housing). Observers 
will work in teams of two to conduct daily, standardized (8 hours/day) 
counts of the migration. Weather permitting, observers will work 6 days 
per week, with additional observer support provided by qualified local 
volunteers. Camping on the ridge is optional, with free local housing 
(shared cabin) provided nearby. Qualifications: All applicants must have 
excellent eyesight, be in good physical condition (for daily hiking of 
2.5 miles each way to observation point involving a 2200-ft. elevation 
gain), be willing to endure long hours in the field with variable 
weather (esp. cold temperatures and strong winds), be able to work well 
as a team member with other experienced observers, and most importantly, 
have demonstrated outstanding raptor-in-flight identification skills. To 
Apply: Send cover letter, resume, 3 references (with phone number and 
email address), and dates of availability promptly to: (EM: shoffman AT 
mtaudubon.org). Candidate qualifications will be reviewed immediately 
upon receipt; visit http://mtaudubon.org/birds/raptor.html for more 
information. Position is open until filled.

BANDING ASSISTANT at Old Dominion University. Website: 
http://www.ericlwalters.org/employment.htm Location: Norfolk, Virginia. 
Duration: 3 months. Job Type: Intern. Application Deadline: 10 July 
2014. Job Description: One volunteer banding assistant is needed to 
assist the Bander-In-Charge. The position will run 5 days per week 
(weather permitting) from August through late November. Free housing and 
a small monthly stipend for food is provided. Qualifications: The 
banding assistant must have been previously listed as a subpermittee on 
a federal banding permit in order to be considered. To Apply: Please 
send documentation of banding experience, the names and contact 
information for 3 banding references, a CV, and experience with 
passerines and near-passerines found in Virginia. Applications should be 
sent to (EM: banding AT ericlwalters.org) as soon as possible. 
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP (MS/PhD) at Alabama A&M University. Location: 
Huntsville, AL. Duration: 2-3 years. Job Type: Student. Application 
Deadline: 1 August 2014. Job Description: We are seeking a graduate 
candidate to investigate the demographic and evolutionary history of the 
White-browed Laughingthrush (Garrulax sannio), a species that is widely 
distributed inside and outside of the Sichuan Basin in China. The 
project aims to investigate if there is limited gene flow between 
populations outside and inside of the Sichuan Basin and explore the 
effect of habitat availability on genetic structure and population 
differentiation by combining molecular genetics and environmental niche 
modelling. The project aims to clarify following hypotheses: 1) 
physiographic barrier is the main factor affecting population 
divergence, 2) habitat and continuity of suitable habitat has an impact 
on the degree of differentiation/gene flow among populations. The 
project will provide important insights into the effects of geographic 
barriers on gene flow and differentiation and biological diversity of 
natural populations. A stipend of $18,000/year will be provided; travel 
and living expense will be covered by the host institution in China 
while working in China. Qualifications: The student will spend about 50% 
of the time in China conducting field and lab work, and remaining time 
in US to complete the course work and other degree requirements. The 
student will be supervised jointly by an advisor at home institute and 
another advisor at a host institution in China. The graduate students 
need be able to work independent; prior international experience, 
particularly in China, is helpful. Experience with molecular work and 
phylogeny analysis is preferred. To Apply: For additional information, 
please call DR. YOND WANG (PH: 256-372-4229, EM: yong.wang AT aamu.edu) 
at the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Alabama A&M 
University. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV/resume, unofficial 
transcripts, two reference letters, official or unofficial transcript to 
DR. YONG WANG (EM: yong.wang AT aamu.edu). The position is open until 
filled.

FIELD TECHNICIAN at The Peregrine Fund. Website: 
http://www.peregrinefund.org Location: Marble Canyon, Arizona. Duration: 
Full-time. Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 31 July 2014. Job 
Description: As a member of a five-person-team, the duties of the field 
assistant include monitoring the movements of free-flying condors using 
radio telemetry and taking detailed behavioral notes. The job requires 
long, sometimes strenuous days in the field. Applicants must be able to 
carry heavy supplemental condor food and water, sometimes in the dark 
over rough terrain. Interacting and sharing information on these 
charismatic birds with the general public is an important part of the 
job. Field assistants are responsible for the management of project 
equipment, including vehicles, radios, optical, and computer equipment. 
Employees can expect to work four days on, followed by three days off, 
per week. There will be occasions, however, where schedules may need to 
be adjusted based on programmatic and personnel needs. Expect to work in 
one of the most beautiful areas in the southwestern United States, 
including Grand Canyon National Park, Vermilion Cliffs National 
Monument, Zion National Park and the surrounding areas. The climate can 
vary from extremely hot in the summer months to brutally cold during 
parts of the winter. Based out of The Peregrine Funds central office 
near Marble Canyon, Arizona, field assistants will spend some days 
monitoring birds from blinds and living in a tent above the Vermilion 
Cliffs release site. Other days will be spent at nearby National Parks 
monitoring condors and sharing the condors story with the public. 
Qualifications: A biology-related undergraduate or graduate degree is 
required in addition to related fieldwork experience. This is not a desk 
job. Applicants must be highly energetic and willing to work long days 
while maintaining a positive attitude. Successful field assistants must 
be able to tolerate climate extremes, be in excellent physical 
condition, and be prepared to work independently in remote areas. 
Applicants should also be confident in driving standard 4WD trucks over 
remote back roads. Previous experience using telemetry, GPS units, and 
making behavioral observations and notes are highly desired. To Apply: 
Please submit an application as soon as possible by sending a cover 
letter stating your interest in the position and a date of earliest 
availability. Attach your current resume or CV including at least two 
references with their contact information. Please include your full 
mailing address and a phone number where you can be reached. Please 
submit cover letters and resumes as attachments to email to : CHRIS 
PARISH, Project Director, (EM: condors AT peregrinefund.org) and EDDIE 
FELTES, Field Manager, (EM: efeltes AT peregrinefund.org)
Subject: Bird Jobs -- June 16, 2014
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Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2014 23:56:42 -0400
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ASSOCIATE ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER (Natural Sciences: Wildlife, Fisheries, 
and Plants), Caltrans Department of Transportation. Salary: $4,619.00 - 
$5,784.00. Posted: 04/09/2014. Job Description: Multiple vacancies 
exist; please reference PARF 04-4-0407, 0541, 0549 & 0591 on 
application. All applications will be screened, and the most qualified 
candidates will be interviewed. For recruitment purposes, we will also 
consider Environmental Planner (NS) and Associate Environmental Planner. 
Under the general supervision of a Senior Environmental Planner, the 
Environmental/Associate Environmental Planner (Natural Sciences) 
performs the more difficult and complex natural science studies. The 
incumbent will research and develop reports to inventory, identify, and 
analyze vegetation and wildlife and assist in the design, development, 
and recommendation of mitigation measures to avoid, reduce, or 
compensate for impacts to biotic resources. Incumbent may also conduct 
or oversee construction monitoring activities, assist in the design, 
development and recommendation of mitigation measures to avoid, reduce 
or compensate for impacts to biotic resources, assist in the preparation 
of permits or amendments. The Associate may act as lead over special 
projects or provide guidance to lesser experienced staff. These 
positions involve extensive travel. To learn how to become a civil 
service employee, visit the State Personnel Boards website: 
http://www.spb.ca.gov All methods of appointment will be considered 
(e.g. list appointment, transfer, re-instatement, surplus, SROA, 
re-employment, Training & Development assignment, etc.). All applicants 
must meet the minimum qualifications for the classification in order to 
be eligible for appointment to the position. Your application must 
clearly demonstrate how your experience meets those qualifications. A 
link to the class specification has been provided and the minimum 
qualifications are highlighted. To view the Class Specification: 
http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/jobs/Duty_Statements/aep(ns)_aep_ep(ns).pdf
To view the ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER (Natural Sciences) Duty Statement: 
http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/jobs/Duty_Statements/ep_904_138_enviro_040914.pdf
To view the ASSOCIATE ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER (NS) Duty Statement: 

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/jobs/Duty_Statements/aep(ns)_904_138_permits_040914.pdf 

To view the ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER (Natural Sciences) Duty Statement: 
http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/jobs/Duty_Statements/ep(ns)_904_138_environ_040914.pdf
Additional Information: Working Title: None Specified. Position Number: 
904 - 138 - 4680 - ###. Will also consider hiring a(n): ENVIRONMENTAL 
PLANNER (NATURAL SCIENCES) $3,106.00 - $4,810.00; ASSOCIATE 
ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER $4,619.00 - $5,784.00; Location : Oakland - 
Multiple Vacancies; County: Alameda; Timebase: Full Time: Tenure: 
Permanent month(s); Final Filing Date: Until Filled; Department Link: 
http://www.dot.ca.gov Contact Unit/Address: Office of Biological 
Sciences & Permits, 111 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612. Contact 
Name/Phone: SAMIRA ABUBEKR (PH: 510-286-6313, EM: 
samira.abubekr AT dot.ca.gov). Go to 
http://jobs.spb.ca.gov/wvpos/more_info.cfm?recno=546261 to see the 
original announcement.

AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS: Migrant Use of Forested Habitat at Old Dominion 
University. Website: http://www.ericlwalters.org/employment.htm 
Location: Virginia and Maryland. Duration: 15 Aug to 7 Nov, 2014. Job 
Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3-5. Application Deadline: 30 June 
2014. Job Description: Field assistant(s) needed to assist with a 
collaborative project examining migrant use of forested stopover habitat 
during fall migration in Virginia and Maryland. This project is part of 
a larger collaboration between Old Dominion University and the 
University of Delaware using radar to identify important stopover 
habitats along the Delmarva Peninsula. Assistants will conduct daily 
avian surveys along the Atlantic Flyway to compare with radar 
assessments of bird use at these sites. These surveys use line transect 
and distance sampling methods. In addition to surveying, measurements of 
food availability will be recorded each visit. In plots located along 
the transect, fleshy fruits will be counted and identified to species, 
while invertebrates will be collected from branch clippings, measured, 
and identified to Order. Once during mid-season, habitat characteristics 
will be quantified at each site. Shared housing will be located in 
Wakefield, VA and Wallops Island, VA, and assistants will rotate between 
the two during the season. This job will involve extensive travel to 
field sites each day, including mornings with >1 hour travel before 
sunrise. A vehicle is required, and mileage will be reimbursed. 
Qualifications: : Must be highly motivated with the ability to identify 
Eastern migrants by sight and, most importantly, sound. The ability to 
identify common vegetation and insects of Virginia / Maryland is also 
highly preferred. Field work will take place in hot, humid locations 
where encounters with biting arthropods are guaranteed, and the ability 
to maintain a positive attitude in this environment is absolutely 
essential. Must be comfortable living and working in close quarters with 
other individuals. Position includes a monthly stipend (up to $1,850 
depending upon experience), and the season will run from 15 August 
through 7 November, 2014. To Apply: Please include the following in your 
application: a resum / CV (please provide detailed descriptions (>1 
page) of your academic, volunteer, and professional experiences); a 
cover letter describing why you should be considered, and an indication 
of what your short- and long-term career goals are; the names, phone 
numbers, titles, and email addresses of at least three academic / 
professional references. Email application to ANDREW ARNOLD (EM: 
jarno013 AT odu.edu). Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

VOLUNTEER BANDING ASSISTANT at Atlantic Bird Observatory. Website: 
http://www.atlanticbirdobservatory.wordpress.com Location: Bon Portage 
Island, NS. Duration: Approximately August 10 - November 10. Job Type: 
Seasonal Volunteer. Application Deadline: 15 July 2014. Job Description: 
Bird banding assistants (long- and/or short-term) needed to band 
passerines during fall migration at the Atlantic Bird Observatory (ABO) 
on Bon Portage Island, off the coast of southern Nova Scotia, Canada. 
ABO is one of the field stations to Acadia University and has been in 
operation annually since 1995. The main focus is monitoring passerine 
migration, but there is also raptor, seabird, shorebird and waterfowl 
monitoring involved. This research involves daily mist netting, banding, 
census and observations. Other responsibilities will include some data 
entry and maintenance of the facility. For more information on 
volunteering or on the Observatory in general, please visit our website 
listed above, or go here. Qualifications: Interested applicants should 
have a basic understanding of ornithology as well as a familiarity with 
the identification of eastern North American birds. Prior banding 
experience is preferred, but not essential. A willingness to work long 
hours, live at a remote field station and the ability to work well with 
others is a must. Food and accommodations are provided for long-term 
volunteers. A modest fee is required to cover costs for short-term 
volunteers (<3-4 weeks). To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume 
with three references, and a filled-out application form, which can be 
downloaded here to: (EM: atlanticbirdobservatory AT gmail.com). 
Applications will be accepted until July 15 but the positions may be 
filled earlier.

BIRD STUDIES CANADA SEEKS BRITISH COLUMBIA PROGRAM MANAGER  Bird 
Studies Canada (BSC) is a national charitable organization dedicated to 
advancing the understanding, appreciation, and conservation of wild 
birds and their habitats through research, monitoring, "Citizen 
Science," and education. We are currently seeking applicants for a 
Program Manager position in British Columbia (Delta office). This 
regional Program Manager will work cooperatively with senior management 
and other staff, and will report to BSC's President. The Program Manager 
will be responsible for the coordination and delivery of a variety of 
BSC's national programs in BC, and for the design, development, 
management, and delivery of regional projects. The Program Manager 
should hold an M.Sc. with relevant experience or a Ph.D. (In exceptional 
cases, an Hons. B.Sc. and significant relevant experience may be 
acceptable.) The position demands: initiative; entrepreneurial skills; 
staff, volunteer, and organizational management skills; strong 
communication skills (written and oral); computer knowledge; analytical 
skills; and solid ornithological knowledge. Familiarity with BC and the 
province's conservation community is an asset. The position has a salary 
range of $55,000-$78,000 plus benefits. Further information on Bird 
Studies Canada can be found at http://www.birdscanada.org. Please send a 
letter of interest, along with a curriculum vitae and available 
references (3), by June 27, 2014 to: (EM: kwilcox AT birdscanada.org), 
Bird Studies Canada, 115 Front Road, Port Rowan, ON, Canada N0E 1M0.

BIRD STUDIES CANADA SEEKS PRESIDENT--Bird Studies Canada (BSC) is a 
national charitable organization dedicated to advancing the 
understanding, appreciation, and conservation of wild birds and their 
habitats through research, monitoring, "Citizen Science," and education. 
We are currently seeking applicants for the position of President, 
located at our National Headquarters in Port Rowan, Ontario. The 
President, under the general direction of the Board and its policies, 
provides strategic and operational leadership to BSC. He/she provides 
counsel and advice to the Board and directs the staff in all aspects of 
BSC's science, conservation, and education programs and projects, and in 
administration and financial management. The President is the senior 
representative for BSC in a wide range of fora including at national and 
international levels. The position requires scientific knowledge, 
leadership ability, business acumen, communications skills, managerial 
skills, and high interrelational skills. The successful applicant will 
have a Ph.D. or equivalent in a field related to nature conservation. 
He/she must have demonstrated experience in research and applied 
conservation and stewardship. In addition, the successful applicant must 
have extensive program and personnel management experience at a senior 
level. The salary range for the position is $103,000 to $136,000. A full 
position description is available at 
http://www.birdscanada.org/download/BSCPresident.pdf. While BSC 
appreciates all applications, only applicants selected for an interview 
will be contacted. Further information on Bird Studies Canada can be 
found at http://www.birdscanada.org. Please send a letter of interest in 
this position, along with a curriculum vitae and available references 
(3), by June 30, 2014 to: (EM: kwilcox AT birdscanada.org).

WATERBIRD INTERN  The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) is 
seeking a full-time intern to assist with waterbird field studies. The 
internship will begin in September 2014 with a 6-month commitment. The 
internship will be based in Milpitas, CA. The intern will receive 
training and mentorship from SFBBO staff and will develop their skills 
in waterbird survey techniques and data management. The intern will be 
assisting with surveys at salt evaporation ponds in support of the South 
Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project (http://www.southbayrestoration.org). 
He/she may also assist with SFBBOs California Gull Research and 
Monitoring and Avian Disease Prevention programs. 
(http://www.sfbbo.org/science/index.php). Key Responsibilities: *Conduct 
waterbird surveys and water quality sampling at South Bay salt 
evaporation ponds; * *Conduct gull counts and behavioral surveys at 
local landfills; *Assist with surveys to collect dead, diseased, and 
injured birds in South Bay sloughs as part of an effort to prevent avian 
botulism outbreaks; *Work with SFBBO staff, partner agencies, and 
volunteers to coordinate field work; *Enter, proof, and manage data 
collected; Assist with equipment maintenance and other SFBBO projects as 
assigned. Required Qualifications: **Coursework toward a degree in 
biology, ecology, or related field; **Familiarity with waterbird species 
of the San Francisco Bay (including shorebirds, waterfowl and gulls); 
**Good physical condition and enthusiasm for long days in the field; 
**Willingness to tolerate harsh field conditions (mud, sun, dust, salt 
spray); **Willingness to work irregular hours including early mornings, 
evenings and some weekends; **Strong work ethic, organizational skills, 
and attention to detail; **Valid drivers license, clean driving record, 
and reliable personal vehicle; **Ability to navigate and orient using 
maps; **Ability to work independently and as part of a team; **Effective 
oral and written communication skills. Preferred Qualifications: 
*Recently completed BA/BS in biology, ecology, or related field; 
*Excellent waterbird identification skills; *Off-road driving experience 
(SFBBO truck provided for off-road driving); *Solid computer skills, 
including working knowledge of MS Access and Excel; *Experience 
conducting field work in the San Francisco Bay. Compensation: This is a 
full-time internship position. A stipend of $125/week will be provided. 
Shared housing is available at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay 
National Wildlife Refuge in Fremont, CA. An SFBBO vehicle or 
reimbursement for use of a personal vehicle will be available for 
pre-approved, work-related travel. SFBBO will also provide most field 
gear, including a spotting scope. To Apply: Please e-mail the following 
materials to NATALIE WASHBURN (EM: nwashburn AT sfbbo.org): 1) cover 
letter, 2) resume, and 3) list of three references (names, email 
addresses, and phone numbers). Include all materials in one Word or PDF 
file, and include your last name in the file name. The deadline for 
applications is July 7th. SFBBO is an EOE. Between the dates of June 
21st -July 4th please direct any urgent application questions to 
CATHERINE BURNS, (EM: cburns AT sfbbo.org).

PASSERINE BANDER (1 position) at the Alaska Songbird Institute. STATUS: 
Seasonal POSITION DESCRIPTION: The biologist will be the primary bander 
and daily operations manager at a songbird migration station within the 
town of Fairbanks, Alaska. This position will be offered from 1 August 
30 September, 2014. Start and end dates are somewhat flexible. GENERAL 
RESPONSIBILITIES: Research & monitoring (60%); community interaction 
(20%); data summarization (10%); and station logistics (10%). 
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors degree in wildlife biology or related field 
preferred, excellent bird-identification skills, high competency at mist 
netting, aging, sexing, and banding passerines (at least 1000 songbirds 
in the past five years) and handling other birds, meticulous approach to 
collecting and recording data, excellent oral and written communication 
skills. Ability to manage interns, volunteers, and public visitors is 
preferred. Applicants must be in excellent physical shape, able to 
traverse steep terrain and wade through waist-deep water, capable of 
making common sense decisions concerning wildlife interactions (e.g., 
moose, bear), have a high tolerance for dense mosquito activity, and be 
able to work independently and as part of a team. In addition, this 
position requires many early mornings (banding starts at 5:30am every 
day!). At this time we can only hire U.S. citizens or people with their 
own work visa or green card. HOURS: Approximately 40 hours/week. 
Required to work some weekend days. SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary of 
$2,800/month, (~$17/hour). PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Mist netting and banding 
requires good manual dexterity and eyesight and involves long periods of 
being on your feet with few or no breaks. This job requires walking 
through water and vegetation, stepping over logs, crossing uneven 
terrain, reaching, and carrying heavy objects, including a 30+ pound 
backpack. Must be able to climb stairs and access basement storage area, 
banding station and all nets. Must be able to walk briskly during 
frequent net runs covering up to 1/3 mile each, tolerate heavy insect 
activity, and all types of weather conditions including extreme 
temperatures. TO APPLY: Please submit a resume, cover letter, names and 
phone numbers of three references, to APRIL HARDING SCURR [EM: 
April.HardingScurr AT aksongbird.org (preferred)], or Alaska Songbird 
Institute, P.O. Box 80235 Fairbanks, AK 99708. Position is open until 
filled.

HAWKWATCH INTERPRETER  Bedford Audubon Society is pleased to announce 
the availability of a Hawkwatch Interpreter Opportunity the 2014 season 
at our Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatch, located in Bedford Corners, New York. 
Bedford Audubon Society is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that owns 
and manages nearly 600 acres of stunning wildlife habitat in four 
sanctuaries, with more than seven miles of scenic trails. Our largest 
sanctuary includes Bylane Farm, our historic 1700s center of operations 
and home to our offices, the John Bull Library, and the Leon Levy Native 
Garden. Since our founding on February 13, 1913, Bedford Audubon has 
celebrated the natural heritage of the lower Hudson Valley and provided 
conservation excellence in the communities of northern Westchester and 
eastern Putnam counties. Today, Bedford Audubon continues to be the 
local authority on birds and habitat. We look forward to the next one 
hundred years as we continue to promote environmental literacy and 
experiential learning, conduct critical research, and protect and 
conserve wildlife habitat in our community while being a credible voice 
on local conservation issues and promoting sound environmental 
decision-making. About CHESTNUT RIDGE HAWKWATCH: Perched high above 
Interstate 684 rests an unlikely aerie  a platform for counting and 
identifying thousands of migrating raptors. Each autumn, Bedford Audubon 
collects scientific data on raptor migration at the Chestnut Ridge 
Hawkwatch, located on an east-facing ridge at The Nature Conservancys 
350-acre Arthur W. Butler Memorial Sanctuary in Bedford Corners, New 
York. The Hawkwatch is nestled in the southern foothills of the Taconic 
Mountains, just 12 miles north of Long Island Sound. It offers 
spectacular views of the hills of Putnam County (New York) to the north; 
the towns of Bedford, Pound Ridge, and North Castle (New York) to the 
east; and Greenwich (Connecticut) and Long Island Sound to the south. 
The Sound acts as an invisible wall, forcing the migrating raptors into 
an inland bottleneck and directly over the Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatch. The 
raptors observed here migrate from their northern breeding grounds of 
Quebec, the Canadian Maritimes, and northern New England to their 
wintering grounds in the southern United States, and Central and South 
America. The Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatch gradually grew from an informal 
gathering of hawk enthusiasts in the 1970s, to the construction of the 
first viewing platform in 1980 and the start of formal data collection 
in 1982, to the robust research and public program of today. Required 
Skills & Qualities: The ideal candidate for the Hawkwatch Interpreter 
should: **Be an enthusiastic individual with a passion for environmental 
conservation, field biology, and raptors. **Possess basic computer 
literacy, word processing, and spreadsheet literacy along with excellent 
written and verbal skills. Attention to detail is a must. **Be 
comfortable with cheerfully communicating with the public at large, 
including seniors, students, and families. **Be self-motivated and able 
to work successfully independently and in a supportive team atmosphere 
outdoors and in a casual yet professional office setting. Essential 
functions of the position require hiking, standing outdoors for long 
periods at a time, and lifting 25 pounds. This is a long count, and not 
for the faint of heart! The Hawkwatch Interpreter must provide their own 
binoculars and spotting scope and laptop. The Hawkwatch Interpreter 
should hold a valid drivers license and have personal transportation. 
Mileage is not reimbursed. The Hawkwatch Interpreter will take 
high-level direction from the Naturalist-in-Residence. Education & Prior 
Work Experience: **A degree in Natural Resources, Environmental Science, 
Environmental Education or similar is preferred; or equivalent related 
experience. **Previous raptor identification is not essential, but 
candidates should be motivated to learn. **Experience with nature 
interpretation and environmental education is required. Core 
Responsibilities: **Serve as a primary nature interpreter to the 
visiting public and during public programs. **Aid the Lead Counter in 
spotting raptors and other birds, especially during peak migration. 
**Aid in entering data into HawkCount on a daily basis. **Set up and 
breakdown for scheduled public programs and special events. **Additional 
opportunities for research and activity (e.g., communications, 
workshops, etc.) are available, depending on the candidates experience 
and personal goals for the Interpreter Opportunity. **Assist in the 
smooth operation of Bedford Audubon Society. Hawkwatch Interpreter 
Opportunity Summary: Dates: September 1-October 31. Time Commitment: 
Approximately 9am-5pm, 5 days/week including weekends, with some longer 
days during peak migration. Project Stipend:$1,250. Lodging: Free 
lodging at Bylane Farm, a non-smoking facility, for candidates that do 
not live within a reasonable commuting distance. Location: Bylane Farm 
(35 Todd Road, Katonah, New York). To Apply: Email your cover letter 
describing your interest and personal goals for this position, rsum or 
curriculum vitae, and contact information for two references to TAIT 
JOHANSSON, Naturalist-in-Residence, (EM: tjohansson AT 
bedfordaudubon.org) by no later than June 30, 2014, but the position 
will remain open until filled. Please include 2014 Hawkwatch 
Interpreter Opportunity as the email subject line. Incomplete or late 
applications will not be considered.

WATERBIRD INTERNSHIP with the U.S. Geological Survey  We are seeking 1 
individual to assist with field studies in San Francisco Bay (Fremont), 
California. We are collecting data to assist with the management of salt 
ponds for waterbird habitat and with the largest tidal salt marsh 
restoration project on the west coast (URL: 
http://www.southbayrestoration.org). Regular duties may include 
waterbird diet sampling, conducting counts and behavioral observations 
of waterbirds, benthic invertebrate/sediment coring and sorting, and 
collecting water quality measurements using a multi-probe meter. Counts 
may be conducted from vehicles or on foot, and water quality 
measurements are taken from the ground or from small boats. Other common 
duties include data entry and light general maintenance tasks. The ideal 
candidate is a recent graduate with a BS in a biology-related field that 
has strong spatial and waterbird ID skills, is detail-oriented, 
responsible, motivated, and willing to get dirty. Must be comfortable 
working on small (8  13) boats (operation experience is not 
required), in shallow water, and mud. Must have good interpersonal 
skills and be comfortable sharing living quarters. This important 
migratory and winter bird habitat is located in the heavily urbanized 
South San Francisco Bay, so you must have a valid drivers license and 
be comfortable driving government-owned vehicles in heavy traffic 
between field sites. This is a full-time volunteer position (40 
hrs/week) with a commitment through April 30, 2015 (possible extension 
after April if desired). Shared field housing is available. A living 
stipend of approximately $1000/month is provided. We are looking for 
someone to start September 2, 2014 but we can be flexible for the right 
person. Applicants will be screened, interviewed, and hired as 
applications are received. If interested, please send your (1) cover 
letter detailing any experience with spatial tasks, bird ID, and diet 
sampling, (2) resume and (3) contact information for 3 references to 
Stacy Moskal (EM: smoskal AT usgs.gov). Please send all documents in one 
pdf named: 2014_LastName.pdf

MIGRATION COUNTERS (4) for fall migration monitoring projects at New 
Jersey Audubons Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO), Cape May, NJ. Cape 
May is one of the premier fall migration hot spots in the country. 
Specifically, we are hiring a counter for the Cape May Hawkwatch (1 Sep 
- 30 Nov), a counter for the Avalon Seawatch (22 Sep-22 Dec), a counter 
for the Cape May Morning Flight Project (16 August  31 October) and a 
"swing" counter (1 Sept-22 Dec), who will provide day-off relief at each 
site and enter data. Applicants for counter positions should have a 
strong background identifying raptors, seabirds, or songbirds in flight. 
Careful data collecting and data entry skills, a willingness to work 
long hours, and excellent interpersonal skills are a must. Applicants 
should have some experience with MS Excel. All counters will also be 
required to write a summary report at the end of the season for NJ 
Audubon publications. All applicants must have their own vehicles, and a 
valid, clean, drivers license. Salary for all positions 
$1400-1800/month depending on experience. Housing and reimbursement for 
gas is provided. Send cover letter indicating position of interest, 
resume outlining relevant experience, and three references (including 
email addresses and phone numbers) to RENE BUCCINNA, Cape May Bird 
Observatory, 600 Route 47 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 or email 
(EM: rene.buccinna AT njaudubon.org). Application deadline is July 15, 2014.

HAWK WATCH COORDINATOR POSITION AVAILABLE with the Ashland Hawk Watch, 
Hockessin, DE  We are looking for a candidate that is literate with 
bird identification in the eastern flyway, and extremely competent with 
raptor identification. We also require that the candidate work 
independently and is outgoing, friendly, and committed to raptor 
migration field work. This candidate will be rewarded with a $5,000 
stipend, housing in a farm house at the Ashland Nature Center in 
beautiful northern Delaware, and being surrounded by a committed group 
of volunteers and visitors at the hawk watch. The Ashland Hawk Watch is 
a partnership program administered by the Delmarva Ornithological 
Society, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental 
Control, and the Delaware Nature Society. Ashland Hawk Watch is located 
at the Delaware Nature Society's Ashland Nature Center within the Red 
Clay Valley Continentally Important Bird Area in the hills of the 
northern Delaware piedmont region northwest of Wilmington, DE. The 
station is on a hill with excellent views to the northeast overlooking 
the Red Clay Valley. 5,000 to 20,000 raptors are expected each fall. 
2014 is the 8th year that the Ashland Hawk Watch has been in operation. 
Duties include identifying and counting migrant raptors, collecting and 
reporting raptor, weather, visitation, and flight altitude data, 
interpreting hawk migration for the general visiting public, 
indentifying and recording non-raptor avian species and reporting these 
species to e-bird, managing volunteer counters, keeping databases up to 
date, sending out daily and bi-monthly reports, and drafting a final 
report. General duties include: **Being the consistent presence and hawk 
counter at the hawkwatch Tuesday through Saturday weekly, September 1 
through November 30, 9am to 4pm. Days and times may shift depending on 
the weather and we require you to start early and stay late during heavy 
flight days. **Interpreting hawk migration for visiting groups and 
individuals. **Managing and training volunteer hawk counters. **Managing 
data compilation and submission to HMANA database and e-bird. **Drafting 
a season summary for publication through a series of bi-monthly reports. 
**Posting a daily raptor migration summary to the Delaware bird 
listserve. **Creating a power point summary of the season and presenting 
it to a DOS meeting if available. **Update outdoor and indoor tally 
boards daily. **Enter data into e-bird daily. Salary and Housing: $5,000 
stipend. Housing included. Final payment made upon completion of the 
season summary. Position Dates and Working Hours: 40 hours per week 
generally, Tuesday through Saturday weekly, September 1 through November 
30, 2014. 9am to 4pm. We will need you to be in the area for a day 
during the last week of August to attend training and prepare. 
Requirements: **Must be able to identify eastern raptors by sight at 
sometimes great distances and be familiar with patterns of migration in 
general. **Must be willing and able to interpret raptor migration for 
the general public and work well with people in general. MUST be 
outgoing and welcoming. **Tolerate outdoor conditions on a daily basis 
including heat, cold, wind, and insects. **Must be able to identify 
non-raptor avian species. **A scope and binoculars will be provided for 
you. **Must be computer literate and capable of entering data in an 
on-line database, using excel, ebird, and powerpoint. Please submit 
resumes for consideration by July 10 to: JOE SEBASTIANI, Delaware Nature 
Society, P.O. Box 700, Hockessin, DE 19707. (EM: joe AT 
delawarenaturesociety.org, PH:302- 239-2334 ext. 115)

WATERBIRD COUNTER  Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, located in the 
eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan, is seeking a waterbird counter for 
the fall 2014 season. The position lasts from 15 Aug-22 Nov 2014. 
Applicants should be adept at identifying waterbirds at a distance and 
be prepared to deal with strong winds, rain, and snow. Applicants must 
have their own binoculars to use, and preferably their own scope as 
well. The waterbird observation area also allows for viewing many of the 
songbirds and hawks that migrate through Whitefish Point. This is a 
prime migration site for many northern species of owls, hawks, winter 
finches, and eastern warblers. Fellow staff will also be conducting owl 
banding on site. Shared housing is provided, including full kitchen, 
laundry, and internet. Duties include daily count, data entry, blog 
updates, documenting rarities, and writing a seasonal report. Pay is 
$1200-1400/month based on experience, plus free housing. Please send 
cover letter, resume, and references to ADAM BYRNE (EM: byrnea AT 
msu.edu). Position is open until filled. Check out our waterbird blog 
for more info: http://www.waterbirds.wpbo.org.

CONSERVATION PROJECT MANAGER  BIRD-FRIENDLY FARMING at Audubon 
California. Website: http://ca.audubon.org/ Location: Sacramento, CA. 
Duration: Open. Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 1 July 2014. 
Job Description: BACKGROUND The mission of Audubon is to conserve and 
restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their 
habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological 
diversity. By connecting people with nature, Audubon will be a leader in 
creating a powerful voice for the environment, deeply rooted in and 
broadly drawn from all parts of our population. We accomplish this 
through conservation, advocacy, community involvement, and tapping into 
an active network that includes more than 100,000 members and supporters 
and 48 affiliated chapters in communities throughout California. We are 
a field program of the National Audubon Society. Audubon Californias 
Working Lands Program is focused on increasing and sustaining the value 
of Californias agricultural lands for migratory birds to ensure the 
conservation of birds and other wildlife in the context of a productive 
agricultural landscape. Our goal is to have 100,000 acres of farm and 
ranchland managed to benefit birds, other wildlife, and landowners 
within the next 5 years. Working at multiple levels, partnering with 
farmers, wetland managers, agricultural organizations, public agencies, 
and other conservation groups, we will develop and implement creative, 
cost-effective ways to meet our goal. SUMMARY OF POSITION The 
Bird-friendly Farms Conservation Project Manager (Project Manager) leads 
Audubons work focused on enhancing cropland for migratory birds through 
development, testing and implementation of bird-friendly management 
practices. This position will work closely with public agencies, 
especially the Natural Resources Conservation Service and Resource 
Conservation Districts, agricultural producer organizations, 
conservation partners, and farmers to meet these goals with a particular 
emphasis on Californias Central Valley. As a part of the Migratory Bird 
Conservation Partnership, Audubon California is working closely with The 
Nature Conservancy and Point Blue Conservation Science to pursue a 
shared ten-year vision to protect, restore, and enhance an array of 
priority conservation areas in Californias Central Valley for migratory 
birds. Bird-friendly management of agricultural lands in the Central 
Valley is one of the Partnerships focal strategies. The Project Manager 
plays an important role in guiding these efforts for the Partnership. 
The ideal candidate for this position will have agricultural 
conservation and/or wetland experience, proven ability to work with a 
variety of partners, ability to manage complex projects, skills to 
communicate and work with private landowners, and a passion for 
science-based conservation and agriculture. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES 
Serve as the lead for Audubon Californias Working Lands initiative to 
enhance agricultural croplands for migratory birds. This will include: 
Networking/Partnering - Develop and maintain relationships with 
partners, including but not limited to The Nature Conservancy, Point 
Blue Conservation Science, California Rice Commission, Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service, private landowners and 
farmers. Project Management - Lead efforts to identify, prioritize, and 
implement bird-friendly agriculture projects and monitoring efforts that 
align with the goals of both Audubon Californias Working Lands Program 
and the Migratory Bird Conservation Partnership. Research Coordination - 
Work with local researchers and program staff to achieve research goals, 
develop proposals to support studies that assess the value of 
alternative on-farm management practices, and communicate results widely 
to appropriate audiences. Apply the best available science to further 
the acquisition of knowledge to inform alternative on-farm management 
practices. Provide scientific input to the research efforts within the 
Working Lands Program. Outreach - Working with Audubon Californias 
communications team, seek opportunities to raise the profile and 
disseminate information about wildlife-friendly agriculture and the 
Working Lands Program to a broad audience through printed, spoken, and 
electronic media. Host workshops with agency, NGO, and landowners to 
both gather and disseminate information. Landowner Liaison - Establish 
and continue relationships with multiple landowners across the 
Sacramento and San Joaquin Valley to facilitate project development and 
communication. Fundraising  Assist Working Lands Program Director and 
development team to identify and secure program funding. Planning and 
Policy - Working with Audubon Californias policy staff, identify key 
strategies that will increase the capacity to further goals of the 
Working Lands Program. RELATIONSHIPS Internal: The Project Manager will 
report to Audubon Californias Working Lands Program Director and 
interact with the Audubon Californias working lands, policy and other 
Audubon staff. This position will work closely with the Wetlands 
Conservation Project Manager. External: Partner NGOs, agricultural 
industry, private landowners, citizen scientist volunteers, and agency 
staff. Qualifications: - Advanced degree in biology, ecology, natural 
resources management or related field, preferred, and a minimum of three 
years related experience. - Familiarity with agricultural environments 
and their interaction with birds or other wildlife. - Knowledge and 
appreciation of the people, values, and current agricultural 
conservation issues. - Experience applying the best available science 
and other information to achieve conservation outcomes. - Ability to 
synthesize and communicate technical and complex information for a 
non-technical audience, with effective communication skills reaching 
farmer, rancher and rural audiences desired. - Excellent written and 
verbal communications skills with experience working with the press 
preferred. - Effective interpersonal skillsability to motivate people 
to action. - Demonstrated skills applying a range of field data 
collection techniques and experience with research, data management, and 
basic statistical analysis are desired. - Demonstrated ability to 
identify birds by sight and sound preferred. - A working knowledge of 
ArcView/ArcInfo or other GIS technology preferred. - Ability to operate 
Windows-based computers. - Willing to conduct some in-state travel, 
occasional out-of-state travel and be comfortable with working evenings 
and weekends as job responsibilities demand. - Valid driver's license is 
necessary. - Demonstrated interest in and a commitment to conservation. 
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume online at 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2169/conservation-project-manager/job. 
The application period closes July 1, 2014.

CUCKOO RESEARCH ASSISTANT IN CANBERRA at Australian National University. 
Website: http://www.wix.com/medinailiana/ilianamedina#! Location: 
Canberra, Australia. Duration: August 15 to October 15 of 2014. Job 
Type: Temporary. Application Deadline: 2 July 2014. Job Description: We 
are seeking a field assistant for two months (August 15-October 15) to 
help with a behavioral research on brood parasitism in yellow rumped 
thornbills. These birds are hosts of cuckoos and my PhD focuses on how 
they defend from parasitism. I perform field experiments in their nests 
and do behavioral observations so it would be great for people with 
interests in ethology. Fieldwork will be in Canberra (Campbell park), 
biking distance from the center of the city. The main duties are finding 
nest, monitoring them and performing some simple experiments. We will 
provide AUD 1500 per month for accommodation and food, but assistants 
must cover their trip to Canberra. Qualifications: Experience finding 
nests is required. The work is not physically demanding, but enthusiasm, 
patience and work ethic are a must. To Apply: If you are interested 
please send me an email (EM: medina.iliana AT gmail.com) with relevant 
field experience, contact details of two references and a CV.

BIRD BANDERS (2) and MIST NET ASSISTANTS (2) at University of Southern 
Mississippi. Website: http://www.usm.edu/migratory-bird-research/ 
Location: Fort Morgan, AL or Saraland, AL. Duration: 2 months. Job Type: 
Temporary. Number of Openings: 4. Job Description: EXPERIENCED BIRD 
BANDER IN CHARGE (2) and MIST NET ASSISTANTS (2) needed from 23 Aug. to 
2 Nov. to study the stopover ecology of small passerines at a coastal 
site or inland site in Alabama. Along with adding to a long-term banding 
dataset, this research will provide study subjects for a project focused 
on the migratory movements of birds using automated radio tracking. 
BANDER needs to have experience with banding large volumes of birds and 
be familiar with the aging and sexing of eastern species. Also must be 
able to work with site coordinator in completing tasks associated with 
the banding operation and oversee banding operation including Mist Net 
Assistants. MIST NET ASSISTANT duties include extracting birds from 
mist-nets and some vegetation/arthropod sampling. Additionally, 
opportunities may exist for all positions to assist with active research 
during field season. All individuals are required to work 7 days a week, 
assist with data entry and fruit counts, have the ability to work and 
live well with others in close quarters, have a good sense of humor, and 
be able to tolerate heat, venomous snakes, and biting insects. The 
Bander will receive $1500/month, and assistants will receive 
$1200/month. Excellent housing conditions provided. In ONE Word 
document/PDF named in the following format: Lastname_Firstname (e.g. 
Zenzal_T.J.) please send letter of interest, resume, and names, phone 
numbers, and email addresses of 3 references to T.J. Zenzal, 118 College 
Dr. Box 5018, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Southern 
Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406 or by email (preferred): 
MBRGhiring(AT)gmail.com Applications will be accepted until all 
positions are filled. Qualifications: BANDER needs to have experience 
with banding large volumes of birds and be familiar with the aging and 
sexing of eastern species. Also must be able to work with site 
coordinator in completing tasks associated with the banding operation 
and oversee banding operation including Mist Net Assistants. MIST NET 
ASSISTANT duties include extracting birds from mist-nets and some 
vegetation/arthropod sampling. Experience a plus but not required. All 
individuals are required to work 7 days a week, assist with data entry 
and fruit counts, have the ability to work and live well with others in 
close quarters, have a good sense of humor, and be able to tolerate 
heat, venomous snakes, and biting insects. To Apply: In ONE Word 
document/PDF named in the following format: Lastname_Firstname (e.g. 
Zenzal_T.J.) please send letter of interest, resume, and names, phone 
numbers, and email addresses of 3 references to T.J. ZENZAL, 118 College 
Dr. Box 5018, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Southern 
Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406 or by email (preferred): (EM: 
MBRGhiring AT gmail.com).

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP - MS Biology at Boise State University. Location: 
Boise, Idaho. Duration: 2 years. Job Type: Student. Application 
Deadline: 7 July 2014. Job Description: A position is available for a 
motivated graduate student to study recreationist behavior and its 
impacts on Golden Eagles (and other wildlife). For the research project 
the student will be expected to collect information from recreationists 
and incorporate findings into computer models. This position is ideal 
for a student with interests in conservation biology, quantitative 
modeling, and anthropogenic impacts on wildlife. The graduate committee 
will be supervised by faculty in anthropology and have members from 
biological sciences. The position starts Fall 2014. The Biology Masters 
Program at BSU is a well-supported program and our alumni work in a 
variety of agency, non-profit, and academic settings. The student will 
receive a 12 month stipend (~$22,000) and a tuition/fees waiver for two 
years. Qualifications: BS in biology or anthropology (or related 
fields). Experience with computer programming (R, C++, or netlogo) would 
be beneficial. To Apply: send via email in a single file attachment 
(include your last name in the file name): a letter of interest that 
includes research interests and career goals, resume with the names and 
contacts for 3 references, copies of transcripts (unofficial are O.K.) 
and GRE scores and percentiles (not combined) to KATHRYN DEMPS (EM: 
kathryndemps AT boisestate.edu). Applications will be reviewed as they 
are received until 7 July 2014.
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URGENT!!: PRAIRIE PLANT AND SONGBIRD FIELD ASSISTANT I am seeking one 
field assistant for a study out of the University of Manitoba on the 
effects of resting rangeland on vegetation and songbirds. The successful 
candidate will be stationed in East Block of Grasslands National Park, 
Saskatchewan, and will live and work together with several other field 
assistants/graduate student on the projects. The position begins 
immediately and goes to late July. Volunteer field technician will 
receive room and board. Duties: Primary duties will include conducting 
point count surveys at sunrise for grassland songbirds in May and June, 
and vegetation surveys in June and July. Field technicians will be 
required to learn an extensive list of plants species and bird species 
for the project. Training will be provided at the beginning of the 
season, but additional study may be required prior to and during the 
field season. Additional duties will include, driving, hauling 
equipment, driving ATVs, data entry, handling GPS units, housekeeping, 
and cooking duties. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Canadian 
citizens only. The ideal candidate will have a background or strong 
interest in rangeland ecology, plant community dynamics, and/or songbird 
conservation. Experience identifying birds by sight and sound, and 
native grasses and forbs to species is desirable. Other desired skills 
include experience using GPS unit, compass, working in remote areas, 
working outdoors for extended periods with mosquitos and heat; highly 
motivated, proactive and positive attitude; ability to work well 
individually and as a part of a team; proficient with spreadsheet 
software; driver's license. Strong attention to detail, organizational 
skills, and a positive attitude in sometimes difficult conditions are a 
must. The field work for this project will be in a remote and somewhat 
isolated but beautiful area of Canada. While this sort of work can be 
challenging those interested in learning about both the ecology of 
plants, and grassland songbirds will find this opportunity very 
rewarding. Desired Certifications: First Aid, CPR Level C, and ATV 
safety training are all considered assets, but are not required to 
apply. Contact: Please send application, including a cover letter, 
curriculum vitae and three references in one pdf document to SAMANTHA 
FISCHER (EM: fischers AT myumanitoba.ca). Closing Date: May 25, 2014. 
For more information on the university and current projects in this lab, 
please visit http://www.umanitoba.ca and 
http://www.conserveprairiebirds.org

2-YEAR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (POST-DOCTORAL) POSITION  Department of 
Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, 
Wisconsin. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will lead an 
ongoing project to develop climate change vulnerability assessments for 
a set of candidate species in the Upper Great Lakes region. Our approach 
relies on estimating species demographic sensitivities to climatic 
variability and quantifying the exposure of populations to historic and 
future climate. The research associate will: 1) identify the direct and 
indirect impacts of climate change on selected terrestrial wildlife 
species, 2) identify and process relevant digital climate and land use 
data, 3) develop and implement spatially-explicit population models, 4) 
write project reports and develop manuscripts for peer-review, and 5) 
collaborate with researchers, managers, and stakeholders to disseminate 
work and convey management implications. The post-doc will be housed at 
University of Wisconsin-Madison. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum requirements 
include: 1) a Ph.D. in ecology, conservation biology, biostatistics, or 
related field; 2) knowledge of principles and methods of wildlife 
population dynamics; 3) demonstrated proficiency in R statistical 
programming and ArcGIS; 4) demonstrated desire and proficiency to 
publish in the peer-reviewed literature; 5) ability to communicate (oral 
and in print) research findings to multiple audiences. The successful 
candidate should have excellent written and personal communication 
skills and be able to work collaboratively. Preferred skills include 
familiarity in analyzing weather/climate data, proven skills in 
demographic and/or species distribution modeling, and familiarity with 
population modeling approaches or platforms (e.g., HexSim). UNIVERSITY: 
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of the major research 
universities in the United States. UW-Madison has a long history of 
excellence in ecology, conservation biology, and remote sensing science. 
This project will be supported in the in the Department of Forest and 
Wildlife Ecology and under the supervision of Dr. Benjamin Zuckerberg 
(http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/zuckerberg/). Madison, Wisconsin 
consistently ranks as one of the best places in the United States to 
live, work, and study. It is Wisconsin's capital city, with a vibrant 
population of approximately 240,000 that combines small town charm with 
a nice variety of leisure and cultural opportunities. SALARY AND 
CONDITIONS: The position will be available July 1, 2014 and the duration 
of the appointment is 24 months. The salary is $43,000 per year plus 
benefits. Reimbursement for relocation expenses is not available. 
APPLICATION/CONTACT INFORMATION: Applications will be reviewed on a 
rolling basis starting immediately. Candidates should send a 
well-crafted cover letter summarizing their research interests, CV, and 
contact information for three references. All applications (e-mailed as 
a single PDF file) should be sent to (EM: bzuckerberg AT wisc.edu) with 
the subject heading PostDoc Application. Reviews of material will 
begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR at Central Ornithology Publication Office 
(COPO) for The Auk and The Condor. Website: http://aoucospubs.org 
Location: Virtual Office. Duration: Open. Application Deadline: 7 June 
2014 Job Description: The American Ornithologists Union (AOU) and the 
Cooper Ornithological Society (COS) are seeking an Assistant Managing 
Editor (AME) for their Central Ornithology Publication Office (COPO). 
COPO manages the editorial and production processes for the societies 
journals, The Auk: Ornithological Advances and The Condor: 
Ornithological Applications. The Auk and The Condor have long and 
distinguished publication histories and are solidly established among 
the top handful of peer-reviewed science journals that focus on the 
biology of birds. The AME reports to the Managing Editor. The AME will 
work with the Managing Editor and all Editors to assure timely 
production of high-quality publications. Articles are published weekly 
online, and in quarterly print issues. The AME will assist the Managing 
Editor in guiding manuscripts through the article and issue workflow of 
editorial and production processes, both print and electronic, to assure 
rapid publication and quality assurance, maintaining the high standards 
of The Auk and The Condor. Manuscripts are submitted through the 
Editorial Manager software system, assigned to the appropriate 
Editor-in-Chief, and then reviewed within the Editorial Manager system. 
They are tracked daily on spreadsheets. The AME will work on all phases 
of manuscript submission, tracking, review, copyediting, production, 
proofs, and online publication, full-issue compilation including 
preparation of cover templates and TOCs, print publication, and 
post-publication tasks under the supervision of the Managing Editor, for 
some tasks as the backup for the Managing Editor. The AME may assign 
work to freelance copyeditors, translators, and others. The AME may also 
craft and/or disseminate messages about scientific research, through 
emails, e-alerts, e-newsletters, online postings, press releases, and 
other outlets. The AME role will also include staying up to date on 
office tools, publication procedures, best practices, peer review system 
functionality, Journal website presentation, and procedure manuals and 
other training materials for the various contributors to the 
peer-reviewed journals. Qualifications: Required qualifications: 
Bachelors degree in science, English, journalism, publishing, or 
related fields; five years of scientific journal experience as a 
production editor, managing editor, or in a similar role. Experience and 
ability to process and track a high volume of article traffic, with high 
quality and attention to detail, meeting weekly, monthly, and quarterly 
deadlines. Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal 
skills for interactions with editors, authors, reviewers, copyeditors, 
translators, graphic artists, printers, web/technical staff, printers, 
the public, etc. Proven ability to write and edit scientific content. 
Experience in reviewing, editing, and updating educational websites, 
compiling journal and website metrics, and creating graphics for web and 
print. Ability to function at a high level in an academic, scholarly, 
scientific, nonprofit publishing environment. Preferred qualifications: 
Graduate work in a related field to scientific journal publishing, and 
experience in ornithology. Ability and experience with article and issue 
graphics, figure manipulation, cover photos and templates, and creating 
both print and online ads. Experience with journal promotional 
materials, such as email messages to targeted audiences, e-alerts for 
Tables of Contents, article alerts, article summaries, press releases 
for various media outlets, e-newsletters, postings on forums, websites, 
social media, and other outlets. Knowledge and Experience:  
Demonstrated knowledge of electronic production processes for 
high-frequency online scholarly publication, including quality assurance 
review, best practices, and implementation of new functionality  
Copyediting and writing abilities for high-level scholarly, scientific, 
and educational content  Ability to understand and edit research in 
ornithology, conservation, and quantitative methods  Typesetting and 
proof handling skills and experience for complex content  Demonstrated 
ability to edit and modify online publication website  Training 
contributors on online journal publication systems, troubleshooting the 
submission and review functionality, and creating/updating procedures 
for training of new editors, authors, reviewers, etc.  Implementation 
of ongoing improvements in online publication and promotion of journal 
content  Computer-capable and tech-savvy, ability to easily learn new 
software programs and other tools  Ability to manage and complete 
multiple overlapping tasks within strict deadlines and with accuracy  
Professional and diplomatic communications skills necessary for 
interactions with the multiple stakeholders in the scholarly publishing 
environment  Demonstrated experience writing messages and brief 
summaries of scientific research for venues such as newsletters, email 
alerts, and/or press releases. To apply: Send letter of application, 
addressing your knowledge, experience, and the minimum requirements, a 
CV/resume, and names and contact information for three supervisor 
references to (EM: ornithpubs2014 AT gmail.com). Deadline for receipt of 
applications is June 5, 2014. For more information: contact KATHLEEN 
ERICKSON (EM: ornithpubs2014 AT gmail.com), 415-435-1604 A PDF of this 
job posting is at AME job posting May 20.pdf and on the Journal website 
at http://www.aoucospubs.org/page/newsandpress

ACOUSTIC ANALYST -- Website: http://conservationmetrics.com/ Number of 
Openings: 1-2 Location: Santa Cruz, California Duration: Full or part 
time, Permanent Job Type: Non-exempt Position. Job Description: 
Conservation Metrics, Inc. is a fast-growing start-up committed to 
improving wildlife conservation through better monitoring. We specialize 
in using automated sensor networks and sophisticated detection and 
classification algorithms to increase the power of wildlife monitoring 
projects while reducing costs and logistical constraints. The Acoustic 
Analyst processes recordings from passive acoustic sensors to detect and 
classify sounds of interest as part of monitoring projects for rare and 
elusive species across the globe. Our clients have included government 
agencies, non-government organizations, foundations, and energy 
companies monitoring wildlife in Australia, Chile, Japan, Hawaii, 
American Samoa, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Portugal, and the U.S. 
Projects include Before/After Control/Impact studies to quantify and 
compare the effectiveness of conservation actions, long-term monitoring 
projects, and surveys for species that may be extinct and/or data 
deficient. The Analyst will report to the Senior Analyst at CMI. The 
position marries cutting edge technology (sensor networks, Big Data, 
machine learning techniques, etc.) with traditional fieldwork and 
research questions about fascinating species and ecosystems. Your work 
will have a direct impact on wildlife conservation. Scope: Coordinates 
project activities with the Senior Analyst. Compiles, organizes, and 
logs data from clients; Creates detection models, audits classification 
outputs, and summarizes and analyzes data. Drafts data summary tables, 
figures, and report sections as directed by Senior Analyst and based on 
scientific questions and objectives outlined in contracts. Tracks 
time/expenses for each project & submits to CMI's VP of business 
operations. Qualifications: **1-2 years of experience in survey design, 
ecological research and/or monitoring projects. **Experience with 
automated sensors and remote sensing technology, classification 
techniques, data management, and script-based software (R, Python, 
Matlab). **BA/BS in Biology, Zoology, Wildlife Science, or other 
Biological disciplines (Computer Scientists with biological 
interests/experience would also be a strong candidate). 
**Ability/Interest in learning new analysis techniques, and improvising 
and improving our own detection and classification software. **Excellent 
written and spoken English language skills. Fluency in a second language 
is a plus. **Excellent organizational skill, ability to work 
independently, ability to solve problems with limited supervision, and 
the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines. Must Have: **Valid 
California Driver's License. **Valid U.S. Passport. Compensation: **CMI 
offers a salary that is competitive for the duties described. 
Compensation will be commensurate with experience. To Apply: Applicants 
please send a cover letter and resume to: (EM: analystjob AT 
conservationmetrics.com) Application Deadline: 1 June 2014
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From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2014 00:17:37 -0400
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ORNITHOLOGISTS URGENTLY NEEDED FOR BIRD SURVEYS IN CLOUD FORESTS of 
Honduras this summer. Organization: Operation Wallacea. Location: 
Honduras. Deadline: 21 May 2014. Operation Wallacea is a network of 
academics from European and North American universities, who design and 
implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes 
at research sites worldwide. We are currently recruiting Ornithologists 
for our annual expedition to the cloud forests of northern Honduras. 
Team members are urgently needed to fill recently-vacated positions, 
which are 4-8 weeks long between June and early August. The role of the 
expedition ornithologists is to carry out bird surveys as part of a 
large-scale monitoring programme. Applicants should have experience of 
working in the field, a biological undergraduate degree or higher (or 
other relevant experience), and experience in bird point counts, 
mist-netting and handling. In return, successful applicants receive full 
accommodation and food onsite, potential current and futu