Duration: ~4 months
Application Deadline: 02/10/2017
Location: Near Sun Valley, Idaho
Job Description: AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS (3) needed for an NSF-funded project examining the effects of natural soundscapes on community structure. Primary duties will include point count surveys for birds and nest searching in addition to maintaining acoustic recording units, bat detectors, camera traps and soundscape broadcast equipment. Fieldwork will take place in the Pioneer Mountains of Idaho near Sun Valley (mid-April to mid-August) with the Barber Lab at Boise State University.
Qualifications: Ability to identify 200+ species of Western birds by sight and primarily by sound =95 Ability to work independently =95 Strong physical and mental endurance =95 Ability to navigate off-trail in remote, densely-vegetated, steep and rugged landscapes using topographical maps and GPS units =95 Willingness to work in landscapes occupied by apex predators and venomous animals (bears, wolves, mountain lions, rattlesnakes, etc.) =95 Ability to carefully navigate rough roads in a 4WD vehicle =95 Strong interpersonal skills to communicate and work effectively with private landowners and fellow team members =95 Careful and accurate data collection/entry/management =95 Technicians must provide their own backpacking/camping gear.
Compensation: This is a full-time position for the duration of the project. Hourly pay rate is $12-
$15/hr depending on experience. The work requires extensive driving between sites on both paved and dirt roads. Technicians must have a valid driver’s license and either use their personal 4WD vehicle (work-related mileage will be reimbursed at the standard state rate) OR we can provide a rental SUV.
To apply: email a single PDF document that includes a one-page cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position, your resume, and three professional references to Cory Toth (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please put =932017 Phantom Rivers Tech=94 in the subject line. Please include in your cover letter your dates of availability. Positions will be filled as soon as suitable applicants are found.