Acoustic Monitoring Technician: Arizona

Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$12 – $15 per hour (depending on experience)
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
2 acoustic monitoring technicians needed starting March – August 2017 to study bat occurrence in areas of potential wind energy development in northern Arizona. The primary focus will be on setting up, maintaining, and moving Song Meter SM3BAT detectors. There may also be opportunities for to help with mist-netting of bats.

20 – 40 hours/week
Required: Ability to operate comfortably in the outdoors with one other person. Experience navigating with GPS, topographic maps, compass, and backcountry travel. Experience and knowledge using and dealing with electronic devices. Enthusiasm for wildlife and a positive attitude are necessary. Work will involve long days (possibly nights) in the field, daily hiking with up to 20 lbs. of gear in rugged terrain and variable weather. Technicians must be in excellent physical condition and be able to stand long hot days and cold nights in the field.

Desired: Experience operating SM3Bat devices as well as SonoBat software. Experience with mist netting bats and first aid are desirable but not required. If you have no previous experience with handling bats, the ability to learn to identify 20 species, safely handle live animals, and use a dichotomous key is preferable. Ability to operate a 4-wheel drive vehicle.

Must have valid driver’s license. Must be a United States citizen.

To apply, please attach a letter of interest and resume, with contact information for 3 references in one Word document or PDF and e-mail to Clarissa Starbuck at with the phrase “Acoustic Technician Position” in the subject heading.
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