Montana Grassland Songbird Technician

Montana State University
Malta, MT
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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Grassland Songbird Survey Technicians needed for a study assessing habitat quality for grassland songbirds in Northern Montana mixed grass prairie near Malta, MT. The project will run from May 9th into late July. The purpose of this study will be to collect data quantifying habitat quality for four species of grassland songbird: Baird’s Sparrow, Sprague’s Pipit, Chestnut-collared Longspur, and McCown’s Longspur. Field work will consist of point counts, nest searching and monitoring by rope dragging, and vegetation surveys.
Applicants should have experience identifying western songbirds by sight and sound, preference will be given to candidates who have previous nest searching experience, especially those with previous experience with grassland birds. Technicians will be working in pairs with limited supervision, so must be comfortable both working in groups and independently. Applicants must be in good physical condition, able to work long hours, walk long distances while carrying field equipment, in extremely variable climates with biting insects. Applicants should be comfortable using and navigating by handheld GPS unit. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. To Apply: Please email one document that includes both a cover letter and a resume or CV to Use “Grassland Songbird Technician Application” in the subject line of the email. The cover letter should explain why you are interested in the project and why your background and skills make you a good fit for the position. The resume/CV should have the names and contact info for at least three references. Please include your first and last names in the document title. The application deadline is March 15th, 2018, but applications will be reviewed as they are received so those interested are encouraged to apply early.
Contact Person
John Pulliam
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