Avian Field Technician-Virginia

Agency
The Center for Conservation Biology
Location
Assateague Island National Seashore, primarily
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$10.38/hour
Start Date
11/15/2019
Last Date to Apply
11/15/2019
Website
https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/36965
Description
The Center for Conservation Biology (ccbbirds.org) at the College of William and Mary is looking for one enthusiastic field technician to assist with multiple research projects from 15 November - 15 February (approximately). The technician will be primarily responsible for: 1. Assisting with trapping, banding, and monitoring Ipswich sparrows (Passerculus sandwichensis princeps) in coastal dunes in Maryland and Virginia. We will be deploying nanotags during our first trapping period at the end of November and the technician should be seasoned at conducting telemetry. 2. Entering, managing, and proofing all data Technician may also be expected to: 1. Support staff with subsequent trapping sessions, conducting transect and resighting surveys, and participating in vegetation assessments at various locations from North Carolina to Massachusetts. 2. Participating in seabird roost surveys along the Outer Banks of North Carolina. 3. Assist with data management of various projects Housing and a vehicle for work purposes will be provided.
Qualifications
The ideal candidate should be physically fit and able to maintain a positive demeanor throughout the field season. Experience conducting telemetry, resighting color-banded birds, and operating a 4WD vehicle and basic understanding of vehicle maintenance is required. Candidates with an active passerine trapping background are preferred. Additional preference will be given to applicants who have conducted transect, flock-estimation, and vegetation sampling and persons who have worked independently managing research projects. The Atlantic coastal dunes provide opportunities to explore this pristine and dynamic coastal dune while conducting your daily duties. Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume, including 3 references, highlighting your applicable experience to the following job posting through the William and Mary job board: https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/36965 Applications will be reviewed until a suitable candidate is selected.
Contact Person
Laura Duval
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