Avian Field Technicians (8) and Crew Leaders (2) – Coastal MS

Agency
Mississippi State University
Location
Mississippi Gulf Coast
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
2400/month for Crew Leads, 1920/month for technicians
Start Date
04/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
03/15/2021
Description
2 Crew leaders and 8 technicians needed from approximately March 15, 2019 to the August 15, 2019 for a study of secretive marsh birds on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. This project will involve three crews conducting point count surveys for secretive marsh birds along the entire Mississippi Coast and one crew banding, nest searching, and nest monitoring for Seaside Sparrows and Clapper Rails. Duties will include: Conducting marsh bird transect surveys or banding and nest monitoring, sampling vegetation, data entry and management, as well as maintaining field equipment. Crew leaders will be in charge of communicating with and coordinating of seasonal effort with the project manager. Crew leaders will also be expected to ensure data entry and backup occurs for their crew in addition to boat and equipment upkeep. Some activities will be strenuous with conditions in salt marshes being hot, humid, and involving biting insects. All positions will require walking in the marsh through potentially thick mud and dense vegetation. Housing will be provided.
Qualifications
B.S. in wildlife, biology, zoology, ecology, or closely related field are preferred. Crew Leaders: Previous experience with point counts and/or banding of secretive marsh birds, nest searching and monitoring, boat operation and maintenance, and towing trailers are required. Technicians: Previous experience with point counts and/or banding, nest searching and monitoring, boat operation and maintenance, and towing trailers are desired but not all required. To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Jared Feura by email: msmarshbirds@gmail.com. Applications will be considered as they are received.
Contact Person
Jared Feura
Contact eMail
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