The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking 2 technicians for the second spring/summer (approximately May 15th – August 1, 2022) of the NC Bird Atlas! Positions will be based across the state with each technician stationed in a particular region (Mountains or Coastal). Technicians will be responsible for conducting point counts and coding breeding behaviors following appropriate protocols. Some night and weekend work will also be required. Work vehicles and all necessary field equipment will be provided. Housing will not be provided; however, lodging and per diem will be provided while working remotely in the field. Technicians should expect extensive travel, some camping, long pre-dawn days, inclement weather, biting insects, and hot, humid days. The field season will begin with a short training/calibration in visual and acoustic bird ID skills and our specific protocols (Raleigh, NC or virtual). Successful applicant can expect a 4-5 week delay in receiving your first paycheck, then every 2 weeks thereafter.
To apply, send an e-mail with “Lastname_Firstname_2022” as the subject line and attach one document using the same title including a cover letter and resume (.doc, .docx, or .pdf) detailing your interest and qualifications, names and contact information (email and phone) of 3 references, and region(s) of interest to email@example.com
Technicians must be able to identify North Carolina birds by sight and sound. At least one full season of prior field experience, preferably with avian point counts, and the ability to work independently in remote areas, is required. Must be willing to work early mornings, travel extensively, and camp regularly. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. These positions are not overtime eligible. Technicians will be expected to follow all NC/NC WRC COVID-19 guidelines.