ARC Infrastructure Monitoring & Minimization Project (IMMP) – Field Assistant: Kauai, Hawaii

Archipelago Research & Conservation
Hanapepe, Kauai, Hawaii, USA
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This is an exciting 9-month full time position to join our team and make a real difference to the future of endangered birds, in some of the most beautiful and challenging locations in the world. The focus of the project is monitoring impacts to wildlife from power lines and artificial lighting, with a particular focus on finding ways to minimize these issues. Key duties will involve conducting surveys of nocturnal seabird (particularly Newell’s Shearwater and Hawaiian Petrel) passage rates at power lines between breeding colonies and the sea, and native waterbirds at wetland areas, using visual surveys (with binocular, scope, night-vision and IR lights) and auditory surveys. This work is vital to the conservation of endangered bird species on Hawaii and will lead directly to immediate and real conservation action. For the full job description, visit the ARC website at
Education: BSc Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Biological Sciences. Experience: REQUIRED: One to three years of experience in terrestrial biological fieldwork. Demonstrated experience with one or more of the following: seabird-monitoring methods, take monitoring, auditory point counts, operating song meters or remote cameras, or predator management near seabird colonies. Similar experience with other bird species or species of conservation concern may be considered. Demonstrated remote area experience critical. Candidate must have the following abilities: • Work independently in the field to monitor incidental wildlife take at human-built infrastructure with radar and night vision goggles • Monitor selected endangered seabirds associated with electrical transmission, distribution infrastructure, and outdoor lighting. • to concentrate for extended periods (up to four hours) using night-vision, binoculars, or scope under nocturnal conditions. • to carry out irregular working hours, with most duties occurring in the evening after dark or very early in the morning (several hours before dawn). To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to by January 25th 2021
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Dr Andre Raine
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