Avian Ecology Field Crew Leader

We are hiring an avian ecology field crew leader to manage a four-person, Guam-based team with the Ecology of Bird Loss project and Iowa State University beginning in Fall 2019. This position will require leading the team in completing tasks including: nest monitoring, survival checks, tracking, resighting efforts and population censuses of the remnant population of SÃ¥li (Micronesian Starling) to understand how the invasive brown treesnake affects SÃ¥li population dynamics. The crew leader will be in charge of scheduling, supervising data collection and will have some data reporting duties.

The position will last 18 months with potential for extension. Pay will be $18/hour for 40 hours/week plus benefits. Travel to Guam from the mainland US and housing will be covered. Eligible candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in biology or a related field and extensive experience in:

•    Bird banding

•    Mist-netting

•    Radio transmitter attachment and radio-telemetry

Leadership and team management experience are valuable assets. The candidate must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license.

To apply, please submit a cover letter describing your experience and interest in the position, a résumé or CV, and contact information for three references to ecologyofbirdloss@gmail.comwith “Avian Crew Leader Application” as the title of the email. Please note when you are available to start in your cover letter. Applications are due by September 1, 2019.

Please contact Martin Kastner and McKayla Spencer at ecologyofbirdloss@gmail.com if you have any questions related to the position.