AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN TRAINEESHIPS: RIPARIAN BIRDS

Agency
U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center
Location
San Diego, CA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
Salary ranges from $16-$20/hour depending on experience.
Start Date
03/20/2023
Last Date to Apply
12/02/2022
Website
https://www.usgs.gov/staff-profiles/barbara-kus
Description
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN TRAINEESHIPS (up to 2) are available as part of ongoing population studies of the endangered Least Bell’s Vireo and Southwestern Willow Flycatcher in San Diego County, California. We are seeking entry level biologists who are interested in obtaining experience conducting field work on endangered birds. Each trainee will work under the direct supervision of a permitted biologist whose primary duties include surveying coastal riparian habitat for vireos and flycatchers, nest monitoring, resighting color banded birds, and vegetation sampling. Employment dates are 20 March –18 August 2023 (end-date is approximate and flexible). Housing is available at the San Diego State University Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve in Fallbrook, California ($18/day; no pets). For more information about this position prior to opening, contact Suellen Lynn at USGS Western Ecological Research Center, San Diego Field Station, 4165 Spruance Road, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92101 or e-mail: suellen_lynn at usgs.gov (preferred) or fax: 619-225-6436. HOW TO APPLY: This outreach notice does not constitute an open announcement. Watch this site for a vacancy announcement to be posted on or before November 28, 2022. Individuals will need to send application documents to werchr@usgs.gov, between 8am PST 11/28/2022 and 4pm PST 12/02/2022. Please include 1) a cover letter describing interest and qualifications; 2) a resume with related experience, start and end dates (month, day, and year), and hours worked per week per position. If the number of hours worked per week varied, provide an average. Also include your complete (email, phone) and up-to-date contact information; 3) contact information for at least two references; and 4) the announcement number 79-23-01 (GG-0404-05), For further information on how to format your resume please go to https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include/
Qualifications
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and must be reliable, self-motivated, in good physical condition, and able to maintain a positive attitude under beautiful but sometimes challenging field and urban conditions that can include dense vegetation, poison oak, rattlesnakes, biting insects and encounters with homeless persons. Successful applicants must be willing to comply with mandatory USGS Covid 19-related safety procedures, and must be fully vaccinated, or possess an approved exemption to vaccination. Applicants must also possess a valid driver’s license. Previous experience conducting field work on birds preferred.
Contact Person
suellen_lynn at usgs.gov
Contact eMail
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