Area Search Technician: Missouri

The National Audubon Society
West Alton Missouri
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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Position Summary The Audubon Center at Riverlands and US Army Corp of Engineers – St. Louis District is seeking one seasonal area search survey technicians to assist in long-term bottomland forest bird surveys for the Upper Mississippi River system. Working under a supervisor from the Army Corp of Engineers, the Area Search Technician will assist in conducting area search surveys on islands along the Mississippi River during the spring/summer. This technician will also assist in associated data entry and quality assurance, as well as data analysis. This full-time position starts May 1st until July 31st (dates may vary due to river conditions) with some weekend and holiday work being required. Housing in not provided. Applicants will be accepted until the position is filled. Essential Functions - Navigate study points using GPS and other orienteering methods - Collect detailed information on bird species locations, timing, and movements - Record measurements on data sheets and/or field notebook computers - Meticulously enter data into computer databases - Collect, record, summarize, organize, and/or file data using various standardized data collection procedures and equipment - Assist with facilitation of monitoring and logistics. This may include putting together survey equipment, assisting in transportation to and from survey sites (by boat and by car), etc.
-Working to or currently have a bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Conservation, Natural sciences, or related field required -Prior experience conducting biological surveys is preferred -Familiarity with identifying Midwestern songbirds by sight and sound is preferred -Familiarity with area search surveys is preferred -Willingness and flexibility to work early morning hours, weekends, or holidays -Strong attention to detail and data entry skills -Strong organization and communication skills -Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite -Must hold a valid driver’s license and have access to a personal vehicle -Ability/willingness to operate light trucks and boats with outboard motors -Boating experience desired but not required -Ability to work for prolonged periods of time, with or without accommodation, under difficult field conditions such as rugged or muddy terrain, thick grass, forest undergrowth, high temps/humidity, and biting insects -Ability to lift and carry weights up to 25 lbs., with or without accommodations -Ability to bend, crouch, stoop, and reach with or without accommodations -Experience using ArcGIS Collector or Survey 1, 2, 3 software packages desired
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