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Avian Field Technician – Forest Birds – Central and Northcentral Pennsylvania
Penn State University - Department of Ecosystem Science and Management
Central and Northcentral Pennsylvania
Last Date to Apply
We are seeking 3-4 experienced field technicians to conduct avian point counts in 4 State Forests in Northcentral and Central Pennsylvania as part of a larger study on deer and forest ecosystems. Two individuals are needed to conduct surveys in Susquehannock State Forest (Potter, McKean and Clinton Counties) and 1-2 to conduct surveys in Bald Eagle and Rothrock State Forests (Centre, Huntingdon, Mifflin Counties). Field season runs from May 17-June 30, 2021. Applicants will work independently in remote areas. Housing is not provided, but mileage and other travel costs will be provided as well as a vehicle if needed. Full time or part time positions available.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Ability to identify Pennsylvania forest birds by both sight and sound
• Comfortable hiking and surveying in remote areas
• Ability to work independently
• Valid driver’s license
• Previous experience conducting point counts desired
• Experience with data entry in excel
To apply, please send an email detailing your interest and experience including your bird identification knowledge, a resume, and the names and email addresses of two references to Margaret Brittingham, firstname.lastname@example.org.