WATERBIRD RESEARCH TECHNICIANS WITH USGS – Davis, California: The USGS is seeking a Waterbird Research Technician (equivalent to GS-5) from January 2012 to August 2012. This position will consist of data entry and lab work in Davis, CA from January 2012 to April 2012 and field work in San Francisco Bay, CA or Great Salt Lake, Utah from April 2012 to August2012. Exact start and end dates are negotiable and will be dependent on pending funding and successful completion of work. In the winter, primary duties will consist of data entry for duck, avocet, stilt, and tern nest monitoring and data proofing. Additional duties may include lab processing of egg and fish samples, general data entry, and other office, field, and lab duties as directed by supervisor. Field work after April may include locating and monitoring waterbird nests; handling and measuring chicks; maintaining field equipment; sample processing; egg dissection; fish capture; field and laboratory sorting and identification of fish; data entry; and collecting other ecological data as directed by supervisor. Experience with nest monitoring, capturing and handling waterbirds, and bleeding birds is preferred. Nest monitoring involves hiking through marshes for much of the day and lifting heavy boats and motors off vehicles into ponds on a daily basis. Experience with the operation of 4WD vehicles and boats, computer systems and file management, field and laboratory methods, and techniques for conducting research on wildlife populations is desirable. Incumbents must be comfortable working in small boats and in heavy, urban traffic conditions. Incumbents will be expected to enter data into spreadsheets and databases, compile and organize field data, as well as prepare tabular data, graphs, charts, and reports under the direction of the supervisor. Position will require incumbent to work independently and as a team member to execute office, field, and lab research. We are seeking enthusiastic and organized people with a strong work ethic. Must be willing to work some long hours, including early morning, evening, or nighttime hours and some weekends as needed. Housing is not provided. If interested send cover letter, resume, and contact information of 3 references VIA EMAIL (Waterbird & Data Technician in Subject Line) to: Dr. Alex Hartman (email@example.com) ASAP. Please state if you are willing to work in Davis, CA, San Francisco Bay, CA and Great Salt Lake, UT.THIS IS A PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT ONLY; PLEASE CONTACT US FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE REQUIRED APPLICATION PROCESS.
The USGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factors. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.
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