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SEASONAL RAPTOR MIGRATION OBSERVERS, BANDERS, AND SITE INTERPRETERS

Job Type: volunteer position

Location: Utah

Posting Date: 10 May 14

Closing Date: 9 Aug 14

SEASONAL RAPTOR MIGRATION OBSERVERS, BANDERS, AND SITE INTERPRETERS needed to staff fall migration projects in Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Arizona. Projects will run between mid-August through the first week of November, 2014, with specific dates varying by site. Applicants will be considered for three positions depending on site needs and applicant interest and experience. Experienced individuals with at least one, but preferably two full seasons, of experience counting and/or banding migratory raptors may be recruited for Lead Observer and Banding positions compensated at $40 per diem ($1,200/month). Applicants with less experience will be recruited as volunteers and receive $35 per diem ($1050-1,085/month). Site Interpreters are primarily responsible for facilitating visitor interactions and providing basic ecological and environmental interpretation for guests. Interpreters will also serve as general project assistants, helping with other project activities as needed. Disbursement of per diem occurs bi-weekly and per diem is considered non-taxable. Hired staff will receive a $150 travel stipend to assist with travel to the sites, and reimbursement for other approved work related travel and expenses. Applicants must have good eyesight, be in good physical condition, be able to endure long hours in the field with variable weather conditions, have demonstrated birding and/or raptor-in-flight I.D. skills, and must be able to work well in a remote team environment. Observers and banders will work in teams of 2 or 3 to conduct daily, standardized counts and banding operations. Weather permitting, all crew members will work mostly six days per week, with additional project support provided by qualified, local volunteers. Projects are in high-elevation remote areas and experience highly variable weather. These sites require camping, with alternative days-off and weather accommodations generally provided in nearby local communities. All crew members must supply their own camping gear and should have their own vehicle to access the sites (or trailhead near sites). Send cover letter (detailing positions and locations you are interested in), resume, and contact information for three current references to Shawn Hawks shawks@hawkwatch.org and Dave Oleyar doleyar@hawkwatch.org. Visit www.hawkwatch.org for project descriptions and past technical reports. Positions are open until filled.

 

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Shawn Hawks shawks@hawkwatch.org and Dave Oleyar doleyar@hawkwatch.org. Visit www.hawkwatch.org for project descriptions and past technical reports. Positions are open until filled.

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