CONSERVATION WORKERS (2) are needed to assist with grassland bird
research projects in Ohio. One position will start mid-Apr, the second
will start mid-May. Both positions will end late Aug. Duties will
include: conducting surveys for grassland birds, vegetation sampling,
and data entry. We will provide training for various data collection
methods, but the ideal candidate will be familiar with grassland bird
identification by sight and sound (e.g., northern bobwhite quail,
dickcissel, eastern meadowlark, Henslow’s sparrow, grassland raptors,
etc.); point-count methods using distance sampling; vegetation
identification and habitat mapping; navigation with compass, GPS, and
aerial photos; and drive 4-wheel drive truck. Candidates should have
an attention to detail for accurate data collection and good
interpersonal skills. This position will be based at the Olentangy
Wildlife Research Station in Ashley, Ohio, with some overnight travel
to field sites around Ohio.
Salary for this position is approximately $13/hr; this is a temporary, full-time position. Housing is not
provided, however vehicles will be available for fieldwork. Review of
applications begins immediately and continues until filled.
To apply, send cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references
to: NATHAN STRICKER (EM: Nathan.StrickerATdnr.state.oh.us; email
preferred), Olentangy Wildlife Research Station, Ohio Division of
Wildlife, 8589 Horseshoe Rd., Ashley, OH 43003. (PH: 740-747-2525 ext.