TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT / Full time / 30 week assignment
Description of Duties: Under the general supervision of the Birds and Mammals Program Manager, provides primary support in: conducting conservation field studies, data management; assistance with development of reports on specialized surveys, habitat evaluations, environmental inventories and other special studies. This is a 30 week assignment.
Major duties include:
Participate in fieldwork or other project activities, as coordinated and scheduled by the Coordinated Bird Monitoring Program
Operates and maintains a variety of specialized equipment common to terrestrial, aquatic and habitat-oriented wildlife work and uses 4 WD vehicles and all-terrain vehicles in field work
Attends staff and project-planning meetings
Performs other duties as assigned
TO APPLY GO TO: AZSTATEJOBS.GOV
CLICK ON CURRENT OPENINGS; CLICK ON DEPARTMENTS, SELECT GAME AND FISH DEPT FROM DROPDOWN
The candidate will have experience with habitat and wildlife field investigation, GPS navigation skills, data management, species identification including visual and auditory identification of birds, and a general knowledge for all Arizona wildlife, plants and habitats.
The candidate will have knowledge of a variety of field sampling methods of birds; skilled in data gathering; applying standardized sampling techniques; coordinating field crews; report writing; and general bird survey techniques in field settings. A working knowledge of GIS is ideal. Strong skills in identifying birds of the Southwest U.S. by sight and especially by song/call is highly desirable.
The preferred candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in a wildlife science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university OR two years of field experience.
Employment may be contingent upon completion of a post-offer medical/physical examination and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions. Position requires possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.).