May 15-July 15 (start date flexible). Hawks Aloft, Inc., a New Mexico non-profit organization, seeks an enthusiastic field assistant for studies measuring avian abundance and species richness relative to different land management strategies and habitat types in riparian woodland, coniferous forest, and pinyon/juniper woodland in New Mexico. Position will be filled as soon as a suitable applicant is found. Surveys will include transect surveys and point counts in the Middle Rio Grande bosque (riparian woodland), Santa Fe National Forest (coniferous forest), and other locations in northern and central New Mexico (pinyon/juniper woodland).
We invite enthusiastic applicants with a demonstrated ability to work independently in remote areas with minimal supervision; demonstrated experience identifying western birds by sight and sound; and previous field experience with birds and other wildlife. BS/BA in a biologically related field or work towards a college degree in biological sciences is preferred. Position based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but will require some overnight travel and camping, as well as high elevation point counts in the Jemez Mountains and the Rio Grande Gorge. All surveys begin within 30 minutes of sunrise and must be completed within 4 hours. Must be willing to use your own vehicle (mileage reimbursed). Attention to detail and good time management skills are also helpful. Generally Monday-Saturday with variable hours. Monthly stipend $750 with housing provided.
Please e-mail a cover letter including dates of availability, resume, and at least three references to: (EM: gail AT hawksaloft.org); Attn: Gail Garber, Executive Director, Hawks Aloft, Inc., PO Box 10028, Albuquerque, NM 87184.
-Ability to work in remote areas with minimal supervision
-Demonstrated experience identifying western birds by sight and sound
-Previous experience with birds and/or other wildlife
-BS/BA in biology or related field preferred
-Your own vehicle (mileage reimbursed)