Avian Field Technician

Great Basin Bird Observatory
Northern Arizona
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$2,200-$2,400 DOE, housing and vehicle provided
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Great Basin Bird Observatory (GBBO) is seeking qualified avian field technicians to conduct Pinyon Jay surveys at multiple study sites across Northern Arizona. Primary duties will include surveying plots for Pinyon Jay presence/absence and documenting behavioral sightings using ESRI field maps. Surveyors should expect to walk up to 10 kilometers a day over potentially rigorous terrain. Working and camping remotely in varying conditions is required. You may be working up to 10 days at a time with limited cell service (in some beautiful areas!), with a possibility of backcountry camping. Housing will be provided in Flagstaff, AZ. These temporary, full-time positions will last from March 6th-May 24th
Applicants must have prior experience with avian monitoring, ideally in the western/southwestern U.S., driving 4x4 vehicles over rough terrain, be in excellent physical condition and comfortable hiking in rugged off-trail conditions. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their ability to identify Pinyon Jays in the field and preference will be given to those who can demonstrate knowledge on Pinyon Jay behavior or previous experience working in Pinyon-Juniper woodlands. Additionally, applicants should be comfortable working and camping independently or with a partner in remote locations and willing to work long days in the field. Survey sites may require working with a partner with little or no contact with the outside world for up to 10 days. A good sense of humor and sense of adventure is also a plus! Experience with field data collection using Field Maps is preferred. *GBBO requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide documentation. Please email resume and cover letter to Kayla Henry at henry@gbbo.org
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Kayla Henry
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