Part-time Seasonal Field Technician

Audubon California
California's Central Valley
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Audubon California is seeking an individual to conduct bird surveys who is comfortable working alone in remote settings, is a strong communicator, can maturely interact with private landowners and managers, can confidently estimate and identify blackbird species, and can enter survey data with a close attention to detail. Essential Functions • Conduct Tricolored Blackbird surveys from public roads throughout the San Joaquin Valley 2.5 days per week to identify breeding locations on farms. The Tricolored Blackbird Program is a coordinated effort with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to identify Tricolored Blackbird colonies in agricultural fields at risk of harvest. • Communicate regularly with private landowners about property access. • Enter data in the field and proof data in an electronic database. • Conduct preliminary data analyses and reporting.
• Bachelor's Degree in related field or 2+ years applicable field experience. • Ability to identify birds by sight, specifically shorebirds and waterfowl. Tricolored Blackbird identification training will be provided. • Experience driving field trucks on narrow roads in variable conditions. • Strong initiative and self-motivation and ability to work with limited supervision. • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, conservation partners, private landowners and farmers, volunteers, and local community members. • Experience working on field projects; work in an agricultural setting and interaction with private landowners a plus. • Ability to travel in California, and to work evenings, as needed. Ability to stay in field housing part-time or commute from a San Joaquin Valley location (full-time housing is not provided). • A valid driver’s license and excellent driving record. • Comfort using a GPS unit and testing/using a new mapping system through ArcGIS Collector on iPhone. • Familiarity with Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint. • Ability to engage in strenuous outdoor activity, carry field equipment and endure outdoor field conditions including cold and wet winter weather and extreme heat. • Proven effectiveness working in a team setting. • Comfort working alone in a field setting.
Contact Person
Xerónimo Castañeda
Contact Phone
916-737-5707 ext112
Contact eMail
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