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domingo, enero 15, 2006

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FIELD BIOLOGISTS (10) needed for a monitoring study of
Yellow-billed Cuckoos along the lower Colorado River
in Arizona,
California and Nevada. Duties include surveying using
tape playback,nest searching and monitoring,
home-range mapping, vegetation sampling,data entry and
management, and GIS mapping. Two positions will be
supervisory positions, duties will include overseeing
a crew of four, organizing complex logistics, and
making sure day to day duties of each crew member are
completed, completing weekly summaries and assisting
with annual
reports. For the two Supervisory positions, preference
will be given to applicants with experience
supervising crews and
strong writing skills.
Eight positions are field technicians which require
sharp observation skills using binoculars and
familiarity with
southwestern riparian bird identification, including
songs and calls. Applicant must have a B.S. in natural
resources or a related field or is currently obtaining
a B.S. in
natural resources, must have a valid driver's license,
the ability to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle, and have
an easy-going positive attitude with enthusiasm for
bird work. Preference will be given to those with
experience in identifying birds in southwestern
riparian ecosystems, and
nest searching. Applicants should be comfortable
hiking in hot, thick
vegetation-covered terrain. Salaries will depend on
experience. Starting salaries for supervisors will be
$14.50 per hour at 40 hours per week.
Starting Salaries for field technicians will be $10.50
per hour at 40 hours per week. The whole crew will
work 10 days on and 4 days off. We will provide group
housing in the field, per diem when camping and
transportation while on the job. Supervisory Positions
will begin 15 Apr and continue through Oct 2006.
Technician positions will begin 20 May
and end 30 Sep 2006. To apply: Please email a cover
letter, resume, and contact information for three
Colorado Plateau Research Station, Northern Arizona
University (EM: Please
'supervisory' or 'field assistant application' in the
subject heading.
Application deadline is 15 Feb 2006, but applications
will be reviewed as they are received. For questions,
call (928) 556-7466 ext. 236 and request Matt.

TECHNICIANS--Surveyors (6), Nest Monitors (8), Banders
(4), and Site Coordinators (2)needed for studies of
endangered southwestern willow flycatcher (SWFL)along
the Lower
Colorado and Virgin Rivers from above Lake Mead south
to Mexico.
Surveyors: Field duties will primarily involve
conducting standardized early morning broadcast
surveys. Vegetation and
microclimate sampling also required. Positions run
from mid-May to early Aug 2006. Nest Monitors: Field
duties will include conducting standardized early
morning broadcast surveys, nest searching, nest
monitoring, resighting color-banded birds,
brown-headed cowbird trapping, and vegetation and
microclimate sampling. Positions run from early May to
mid-Aug 2006.
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.
Positions run from early May to mid-Aug 2006. Site
Coordinators: Duties will include all tasks of Nest
Monitors in addition to coordinating field logistics
at multiple sites.
Regular travel between sites required. Positions run
from late Apr to mid-Aug 2006. All positions: Computer
data entry is required. Housing and vehicles provided;
extensive camping required in some locations. Mileage
reimbursement is provided for work related use of
personal vehicles.
Applicants must be able to work closely with other
biologists, have full hearing and color vision, have
current eligibility to
work in the U.S., and possess a valid driver’s
license. Positions
require stooping/crawling through dense vegetation and
tolerance of hot temperatures, high humidity, and
biting insects.
Qualified applicants will have at least one field
season of avian research.
Preferred qualifications include prior experience in
identification of southwestern U.S. riparian birds and
experience using motorboats and ATVs. Previous
experience with SWFL preferred, but training will be
provided. Qualified banders will have extensive
experience mist netting and banding passerine birds.
Prior experience banding endangered species
preferred. Compensation: $13-$17/hr with a rotating
schedule of 10 days on (80 hours) and 4 days off. $30
daily per-diem when
away from assigned duty station. To apply, submit
resume, cover letter, college transcripts, and
contacts for 3 professional
references to MARY ANNE MCLEOD (EM:,
SWCA Environmental Consultants, 114 N.
San Francisco Street, Suite 100, Flagstaff, AZ 86001;
(PH: 928-774-5500 ext 209; 1-800-224-4234 x209; FX:
928-779-2709). SWCA is an equal opportunity employer.
Positions open until filled;qualified personnel will
be hired as applications are received.

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