SEASONAL AVIAN CONSERVATION FIELD TECHNICIANS needed for work with the Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project. Work begins in mid to late August and concludes in mid-October. Our project focuses on a variety of work aimed to protect three critically-endangered endemic Hawaiian songbirds, the Akikiki, Akeke’e and Puaiohi, that all inhabit the extremely wet, beautiful and rugged montane rainforest on the island of Kauai. The position will focus on mosquito surveys/samplings and rodent trapping. The focus of the work is not directly avian-related, but rather focused on controlling the issues leading to bird population declines. The work is physically challenging, requiring a 4 to 8 mile hike to the main field camps by way of steep slopes, tangled forest and stream crossings on obscure trails with up to forty (40) pound packs. Daily field conditions include hiking through dense forest in and along streams, often in rainy and chilly weather.
Compensation is $13.68/hr. Crew will have some access to project vehicles. Housing when not in the field may be provided. Successful applicants must provide own travel to Lihue, Kauai, have a valid drivers’ license, and be legally eligible to work in the U.S. For more information, contact info AT kauaiforestbirds.org
Applicants must be able to navigate rugged and complex terrain using GPS, compass, and maps. Mechanical and electronics skills and current First Aid and CPR certifications are a plus. Abundant enthusiasm for conserving Hawaii’s native species (including controlling invasive species along the way) is essential, as are self-motivation, the ability to work well in a small team, a positive attitude, and willingness to live in remote field camps for more than a week at a time. Careful data collection is a must, and when not in the field, office duties will include data entry and management, maintenance of field equipment, and other work around the office. Ability to work in tough field conditions and tolerate repetitive sampling is key.
Applications will be accepted until July 13, 2017 and will be reviewed as they are received. Required materials include a current CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references. Please email applications to puaiohijobs AT gmail.com AND fill out the application form on-line at http://kauaiforestbirds.org/get-involved/employment1