• Grassland Birds Field Technician Position Available for Surveys in VT and NH

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    The Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE), in partnership with Massachusetts Audubon, is seeking a temporary field technician to complete grassland bird surveys at pre-determined locations May-July.
    Responsibilities will include conducting early morning bird surveys (typically from ½ hour after sunrise to 9:00 AM); assessing vegetation and general environmental condition of the habitat; assisting in compilation and management of databases; and, writing summary reports for specific sites on results and management recommendations.
    The technician will be a paid, seasonal employee of VCE and supervised by the project coordinator at Massachusetts Audubon.
    Applicants should have a B.S. or B.A. or higher in wildlife biology/management, ecology, zoology, environmental science, or related field, as well as 3 months previous field experience. Applicants should have demonstrated experience utilizing judgment in field-based wildlife research or management projects. Excellent bird ID skills, prior experience in avian field research and/or management, experience in point-count surveys, navigation with gps, and GIS mapping are preferred. Applicants must have strong interpersonal skills, be in good physical condition, be willing to work weekends, holidays, and irregular hours (dependent upon wildlife and weather, up to a maximum of 40 hours per week), and have their own vehicle. Travel to field sites may involve overnight camping or other low-budget lodging.
    Candidates must successfully pass a background driver’s record check as well as a CORI and SORI background check.
    This is a full time position from May through mid-June, 2014. Rate of payment is $12.00-$13.50/hour depending on experience. Field travel reimbursement will be provided.
    To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and list of three references via email to . Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

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