Black-capped Vireo Nest Searching/Monitoring Crew Leaders (2)

American Bird Conservancy
West/Central Texas
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Monthly salary $3,500 with field housing included
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American Bird Conservancy Black-capped Vireo Nest Searching/Monitoring Crew Leaders (2) Location: Edwards Plateau Duration: May 1-June 30 (2 months, start date flexible) Job Type: Temporary Salary: Monthly salary $3,500 with field housing included Application Deadline: Until Filled Introduction: SEASONAL CREW LEADERS (2) needed by the American Bird Conservancy working in cooperation with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture for nest searching, nest monitoring, and point counts for the recently delisted Black-capped Vireo. Technicians will be collecting data as a part of post-delisting monitoring for this species. In addition to technician duties, crew leaders will also be expected to lead the survey schedule planning, assist with training technicians, plan and manage field gear and data needs, and manage day-to-day decision making for their team. Surveys will be performed at several locations in the Edwards Plateau region, including several Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s state parks and natural areas. This is an opportunity to work in a unique landscape in Texas where many unique species, including the endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler, can be found. Primary Duties: 1. Field supervision of technicians, development of survey schedule, assistance with training, management of gear and data needs, day-to-day decision making in the field. Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture staff will be available to provide support and guidance where needed. 2. Black-capped Vireo nest searching and nest monitoring, early morning point counts, early morning censuses, and data entry. 3. Other responsibilities may include (but are not limited to) equipment maintenance, managing databases, proofing entered data, etc. Candidates will be expected to work long hours with early starts in relatively difficult field conditions e.g., high temperatures, exposure to the elements (sun, wind, rain), intense hiking, active cattle pastures, venomous snakes, cactus, chiggers, ticks, etc. • Housing will be arranged and may include AirBnB/VRBO, trailers, camping, bunkhouses, hotels, and other forms of field housing. As such, candidates should be flexible about housing, are expected to adhere to current health advisories, and will be respectful of those around them. • Preference will be shown for individuals who are willing to drive a personal vehicle to and from field sites. o Personal vehicles should be in good condition and able to handle dirt/gravel roads. *Note that road conditions may be difficult in some areas depending on weather. • Mileage will be reimbursed. To Apply: Applicants must apply online at Bamboo HR. Please send electronic copies (PDF) of the following in one document: 1) A letter of interest 2) Resume 3) Names and contact information for three work references. If you have trouble, please send your cover letter and resume as one document to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. At American Bird Conservancy, we believe that a diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills makes us more effective. We are committed to creating a respectful and inclusive work environment for all of our employees. As an equal opportunity employer, ABC is committed to ensuring that employees and applicants for employment have equal opportunities regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor unrelated to the requirements of the position.
Qualifications: • Excellent time management skills • Ability to oversee field technicians and fieldwork with minimal daily supervision • Experience with identification birds required; especially Texas birds like Black-capped Vireo • Experience conducting avian point counts • Experience with estimating distances to detected birds preferred; training will be provided • Experience searching for nests preferred; training will be provided • Experience with nest monitoring preferred; training will be provided • Meticulous data collection skills • Excellent navigational abilities • Ability to work independently • Excellent inter-personal skills • Valid driver’s license • Must be ≥ 18 years old, a US Citizen or Permanent Resident • Background screening required • Willing to gain basic Red Cross CPR/First Aid Training (ABC to cover the course attendance fees)
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