The Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute (NRI) seeks applications for five (5) seasonal Avian Research Assistants from 1 March through 1 June (with the possibility of an extension) for a research project focusing on federally endangered golden-cheeked warblers at Joint Base San Antonio – Camp Bullis in San Antonio, Texas.
Presence-absence bird surveys, point counts, territory mapping and monitoring, color band re-sighting, maintenance of field equipment, data entry, and other tasks depending on qualifications and skills.
• Experience or coursework in wildlife biology or closely related field.
• Ability to collect and enter large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.
• Ability to work 6+ days per week doing physically demanding work with early mornings.
• A positive attitude in adverse environmental conditions such as fire ants, chiggers, rattlesnakes, feral pigs, poison ivy, daily temperatures of over 90°F, thorny brush, and rugged terrain.
• Ability to work independently and in groups.
• Flexibility to changes in protocol or job assignments.
• Must supply your own binoculars.
• Must be able to pass a Texas A&M University and Department of Defense background investigation to obtain installation access pass.
• Work is completed on an active military base: must have a valid driver’s license.
Preference will be given to applicants with experience identifying birds by sight and sound, navigating using a handheld GPS unit and that have a B.S. or B.A. in wildlife biology or closely related field with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Scheduled work will be about 40 hours per week. Off-base group housing and on-site transportation will be provided. Must be able to travel from off-base housing to base.
Please write “Camp Bullis Job Application” in the subject line of your email. Include your last name in the file attachment. Submit cover letter detailing your qualifications, resume (including GPA), transcript copy, and contacts for three references (preferably email address) in one attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org