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Songbird field technicians
Job Type: full-time temporary position
Posting Date: 16 Feb 14
Closing Date: 15 Mar 14
Songbird nest searcher/monitor (1-2): full-time, seasonal position(s) from May through August. Primary duties in this position will be to locate and monitor Gray Catbird and Wood Thrush nests in urban/suburban forest fragments around Newark, DE. The nest searcher/monitor will also be responsible for taking waypoints, entering data on nest status, and assisting with other ongoing project efforts. Prior nest searching experience required.
Additional desired skills include eastern songbird identification, experience with GPS units, ability to work outdoors in hot and humid conditions in an urban setting, valid driver’s license and good driving record. Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in biology, wildlife studies, natural resources, or related field. Technicians should have previous field experience, a positive attitude with enthusiasm for conducting field work, and be comfortable working both independently and as part of a team. Salary is $400/week and housing will be provided.
Contact Information:Interested candidates should specify the position sought in the subject line, and send cover letter, C.V., and list of names and contact information for three references in a single pdf file to Solny Adalsteinsson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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