Waterbird Research Technicians (2): California

U.S. Geological Survey
Fremont, California
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Equivalent to GS-5 or GS-6
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The USGS is seeking Waterbird Research Technicians (GS-5, GS-6) for studies on nesting shorebirds and terns in San Francisco Bay from approximately April 1 through July 30, 2022 with possibility of extension. Exact start and end dates are negotiable and will be dependent on funding and successful completion of work. Field work will include waterbird surveys, locating and monitoring nests; evaluating nest success; handling and measuring chicks; maintaining field equipment; sample processing; egg dissection; data entry; and collecting other ecological data as directed by supervisor.
Experience with nest monitoring, egg candling or floating, capturing and handling waterbirds, and bleeding birds is preferred. Nest monitoring involves hiking through marshes for much of the day and lifting heavy boats and motors from vehicles into ponds on a daily basis. Experience with the operation of 4WD vehicles and boats, computer systems and file management, field and laboratory methods, and techniques for conducting research on wildlife populations is desirable. Incumbents must be comfortable working in small boats and in heavy, urban traffic conditions. Incumbents will be expected to enter data into spreadsheets and databases, compile and organize field data, as well as prepare tabular data, graphs, charts, and reports under the direction of the supervisor. Position will require incumbent to work independently and as a team member to execute office, field, and lab research. We are seeking enthusiastic and organized people with a strong work ethic. Must be willing to work some long hours, including early morning, evening, or nighttime hours and some weekends as needed. Housing is not provided. Incumbent will work at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge near Fremont, California. If interested send cover letter, resume, and contact information of 3 references VIA EMAIL to: Dr. Alex Hartman (chartman@usgs.gov) ASAP. Write “Waterbird Research Technician” in the subject line. THIS IS A PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT ONLY; PLEASE CONTACT US FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE REQUIRED APPLICATION PROCESS. The USGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factors. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.
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Dr. Alex Hartman
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