LOCATION: Seasonal Field Technician positions to be based out of the Tri-Cities and Othello, Washington areas as well as Astoria, Adel, Burns, and Merrill, Oregon.
DATES: Full time seasonal position with anticipated starting dates of March 4, 2013. Anticipated ending dates are July 31 for the Columbia River estuary and plateau positions and August 31 for positions in southeastern Oregon and northern California. Work period may be extended beyond the anticipated end dates as needed; flexibility on start and end dates is desirable.
SALARY: $2100.00 monthly salary, shared housing and some food is provided.
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must possess and maintain a current, valid Driver’s License. Seasonal technicians will be employed through a temporary hiring agency and will be required to pass a drug screening and background check.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a strong interest in avian ecology, feel comfortable working on small boats (current Department of Interior motor boat operator certification a plus), and be a good swimmer. Preference will be given for knowledge of boat operation, seabird behavior, fish identification experience, firearm use (at some sites), and possession of a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Science or a related field.
DUTIES: Positions require long hours of data collection, often in suboptimal conditions (wet, cold, windy, or hot), with infrequent and irregular time off. The work is physically strenuous and involves crawling on knees, bending over or stooping, and sitting for extended periods of time using binoculars and spotting scopes. All duties must be performed with a high degree of quality, uniformity, and timeliness. The employee must work as a team member and may be required to live and work in close quarters and in isolated settings for extended periods of time. In addition to the duties list above, all employees will be expected to assist with field site preparation and maintenance, which can be physically demanding at times.
Contact Information:APPLICATIONS: A complete application must consist of an attached single document (Word or PDF) containing; 1) a one page cover letter addressing your qualifications as they relate to the specific requirements, qualifications, and duties described above, 2) a professional resume, and 3) telephone numbers and email addresses of three references familiar with the applicant's professional qualifications. Application Documents must be named with the following format; Lastname_Firstname_2013Field Tech. MS word files preferred. For full consideration apply by January 6, 2013.
SUBMIT TO: Peter Loschl and Tim Lawes at email@example.com with subject line: seabird 2013 field tech
Email submissions preferred or send hard copies to:
Peter Loschl and Tim Lawes
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Oregon State University
104 Nash Hall
Corvallis, OR, 97331-3803
If you have specific questions regarding this position, please contact Peter Loschl firstname.lastname@example.org or Tim Lawes email@example.com.