One technician needed to perform avian point counts, nest searching, and habitat assessments around South Lake Tahoe, CA from May through July 2010. Project is an investigation of avian community response to fuel management treatments and wildfire. Applicant must have prior birding experience and ability to identify Western forest birds by sight and sound. Previous point count experience required. Technician must be in good physical condition and able to hike long distances, navigate with GPS, and work well individually or in a team. Position begins the first week of May.
Qualifications: Required: degree or experience in wildlife, ecology, natural resources or related field; ability to work long days with early morning hours while maintaining enthusiasm and positive attitude; valid driver's license and the ability to operate 4x4 vehicles in off-road conditions; ability to collect and record detailed and accurate field data; physically fit with the ability to hike long distances; ability to follow directions and work independently without direct supervision; good communication skills; experience identifying Western forest birds by sight and sound; and point count experience. Preferred: Experience nest searching and conducting habitat assessments and/or vegetation sampling.
Salary: $10-15/hr, depending on experience. Housing will be provided in South Lake Tahoe at reduced rent. Field vehicles are provided.
Application: Please submit a cover letter with your interest in the project and relevant skills, a copy of your resume or CV, and 2 references to Gina Tarbill (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 1, 2010. Please use "Tahoe avian field technician" as subject.