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Prairie bird nest searching and video surveillance technicians and volunteers needed
Job Type: full-time temporary position
Posting Date: 9 Jan 14
Closing Date: 31 Mar 14
Technicians: 1800 per month plus housing and reimbursement for certifications
Volunteers: Housing, food reimbursement, and reimbursement for certifications
Duties for both positions will include nest searching for ground nesting birds via rope dragging, deployment and maintenance of nest cameras, nest monitoring, vegetation surveys, songbird transects, data entry, various logistical odd jobs, and adherence to protocols. Candidates must be prepared to live and work in close quarters and participate in cooking and cleaning duties.
Required for both positions: the successful candidate will have some background in ecology/ornithology and an interest in pursuing a career in a related field. Candidates must be capable of learning to ID bird and plant species, able to use binoculars, compass, and GPS units, comfortable in the outdoors for long periods of times and able to cope with biting insects, sun, and inclement weather, able to work independently and as a team member, detail oriented and patient with respect to good data collection practices, physically fit and able to carry a backpack and heavy camera batteries, flexible with long and irregular field hours, comfortable with rural navigation and use of 4X4 vehicle in muddy driving conditions, and finally must love birds!
Additional requirements for technicians: all paid technician candidates must have at least one real field season that is not part of a class under their belt. They should have previous experience identifying bird species by sight and sound, nest searching and monitoring of some type, conducting nest vegetation surveys, and driving vehicles on rough terrain. Any experience with nest cameras is a big plus!
Please apply to the position you feel is commensurate with your experience level.
Certifications needed: First aid/CPR level C,WHIMIS, and H2S are all a plus, however all candidates will have the opportunity to complete these certifications once hired. Additionally, please make sure you have had your measles vaccine before accepting a position on this project.
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