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Point Count Position-MD, DC, VA and WV
University of Delaware
MD, DC, VA and WV
$480-600 per week
Last Date to Apply
We are seeking 2 highly motivated research technicians, as well as 1 crew leader, to conduct point counts for forest and grassland birds in National Parks in MD, DC, VA, and WV from mid-May through July 2018. This work is part of the National Park Service National Capital Region’s Inventory and Monitoring Program studying long-term trends in bird populations. Work includes bird surveys, hiking, and data entry and QA/QC. Survey locations cover a variety of habitats and species.
Qualified applicants need to know eastern birds by sight and sound, be able to navigate using GPS and maps, be comfortable hiking alone and be physically fit. You should be ready to hike through tough terrain and deal with adverse conditions including biting insects. Work will begin at early hours and follow an unpredictable schedule. Technicians must work well independently and have a good attitude sharing housing with others.
Candidates seeking the crew leader position must also be able to schedule the field season and coordinate with Park Service employees to get all the surveys done in a timely and efficient manner. Ideally, the crew leader would start May 1st.
Applicants with previous point count experience preferred and a valid driver’s license is required. Salary is $480-600 per week, depending on experience. Housing and vehicle will be provided (some camping required).
Please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Liz Tymkiw: email@example.com. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the positions have been filled.