FIELD ASSISTANT (1-2) needed for PRBO’s Clear Creek Songbird
Monitoring Project and Northeastern Avian Monitoring on Private Lands
project. Primary duties include nest-searching, spot-mapping, point
counting, wetland surveys, vegetation assessments, and data entry.
Project dates are ~12 Apr – 31 Jul 2010 (with possible extension
through Aug). The Clear Creek project is located along the eastern
flank of the coast range in northern California, just outside of
Redding, CA. Our research focuses on assessing the affects of riparian
restoration on the bird community to help guide future restoration
actions. The Private Lands project involves assessing the value of
bird habitat on privately owned easements in the mountains NE
California including Siskyou, Modoc, Shasta, and Lassen counties. The
position will be based out of Redding, CA, but camping will be
involved while working on the private lands project. Candidates with a
strong background in bird identification by sight and sound and/or
previous experience point counting and nest searching are strongly
preferred. The most important qualifications are self-motivation (as
most of the work will be unsupervised), good physical condition,
tolerance for extreme heat, and willingness to spend long hours in the
field observing birds.
Compensation will include $1800 – $2200/mo (depending upon experience) as well as housing. You may be required to drive your personal vehicle and will be compensated at or near the current federal rate.
Email a letter of interest (include dates of availability and if you have a vehicle), resume, and contact information for three references to ALICIA YOUNG (EM: ayoung AT prbo.org). Please note if applying to other positions within PRBO.