Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
Kimball, Nebraska (southwestern panhandle near Cheyenne, WY and Fort Collins, CO)
Nebraska Prairie Partners, a partnership of the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, is seeking one qualified applicant to help conduct a Mountain Plover chick survival study in the southwestern panhandle of Nebraska. Position will begin the first week in May and will continue for 17 weeks into the middle of August, 2010.
Position Duties Include:
• Locating Mountain Plover Nests in Agricultural fields
• Tracking of Adult Mountain Plover with Radio Telemetry Equipment
• Tracking Plover Broods Using Radio Telemetry Equipment
• Ability to Use Optics to Determine Brood Sizes
• Familiarity with GPS units and Map Reading Skills
• Accurately Recording Data following Study Protocols
Other duties: Ability to operate a 4x4 Truck and ATV (both provided) on minimally maintained county (gravel) roads. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and ability to accurately enter data into large relational databases. Must possess communication skills for working with private landowners, as well as communicating and coordinating with other Nebraska Prairie Partner Biologists.
BS degree in biology, wildlife management or related field, or a junior/senior pursuing a degree in an applicable field. Radio telemetry experience is preferred but not required. Applicant should have good bird identification skills, good written and oral communication skills, and possess the ability to work alone with limited direct supervision. Applicant should have very good organizational skills, and must possess a valid state driver's license. The successful applicant should be in good physical condition, as working long irregular hours in hot and dry conditions will be expected.
$17 / hour plus free on-site housing, no benefits
How to Apply:
Send a cover letter (stating your qualifications in relation to the above duties), resume or CV, and 3 references to the below contact no later than March 12th, 2010
For more info, contact:
204 S. Hudson Avenue
Alliance, NE 69301