• Rocket-netting and banding of northern pintail from September through October.
• Morphological measurements of white-fronted geese at hunter check stations from
October to December.
• Rocket-net Aleutian Canada geese and applying neck collars for population estimate
monitoring in November or December.
• Possible disease testing for avian influenza.
• Ground and possible aerial telemetry tracking of marked geese.
• Accurate record keeping of trap data for reporting.
• Trap preparation and equipment maintenance.
• Other assigned duties associated with trapping activities.
• Two years of college with 10 semester units in biology or other natural resource related
• Good scientific writing and communication skills.
• Basic knowledge of computer programs "Word" and "Excel".
• Possession of a valid California driver's license.
Desired Knowledge and Abilities:
• Knowledge of California's nesting waterfowl species.
• Knowledge of wildlife survey and capture methods.
• Wildlife biology, ecology, and taxonomy (e.g., ornithology, mammalogy, herpetology).
• Conduct on-line research of scientific literature and write at a college level.
• Word processing and data entry skills; ability to work in a busy office environment.
• Good organizational skills and ability to keep accurate records.
****Bunkhouse housing is provided at no cost by Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge.
****Interviewees will be contacted the week after the posting expiration date (July 14th).