Job– AVIAN/WILDLIFE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN

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Website:
https://www.usajobs.gov/;
http://www.nps.gov/yose/naturescience/birds.htm Location: Yosemite National
Park, Sierra Nevada, California. Duration: April – August, 2013 (start and
end dates negotiable). Job Type: Seasonal. Job Description:
Technicians needed to assist bird research projects in Yosemite National
Park. Salary ($15.00-$18.59/hr) varies depending on qualifications and is
based on coursework or a combination of coursework and experience.
Passerine Surveyor (1): Technician will survey birds using multiple survey
methods at various locations in remote wilderness (3,000-9,000 feet
elevation) or in front country locations. Duties include conducting point
count, area search, territory mapping, and nest search surveys for
passerines and assisting with MAPS stations and bat surveys. In addition,
duties will include entering, managing, and analyzing data; updating and
maintaining Microsoft Excel spreadsheets; organizing/maintaining gear; and
depending on qualifications – producing maps using GIS and preparing
scientific reports. Great Gray Owl Surveyor
(2-3): Technicians will survey for Great Gray Owls in remote wilderness
(3,500-8,000 feet elevation) or in front country locations. Duties include
1) conducting broadcast surveys, 2) nest searching, 3) implementing a
protocol involving autonomous recording devices in meadow systems, 4)
collecting molted feathers for genetic research, and 5) conducting
vegetation surveys. In addition, office job duties include:
entering, managing, and analyzing data; updating and maintaining Microsoft
Excel spreadsheets; organizing/maintaining gear; and depending on
qualifications – producing maps using GIS and preparing scientific reports.
Peregrine Surveyor (1): Technician will survey for nesting peregrine falcons
in remote wilderness or in front country locations.
Duties include 1) conducting surveys using established protocol and
recording observations for breeding behavior of peregrines and other birds
of prey at potential and historic cliff habitat; 2) entering, managing, and
analyzing data; updating and maintaining Microsoft Excel spreadsheets;
organizing/maintaining gear; and depending on qualifications – producing
maps using GIS and preparing scientific reports. Qualifications:
Qualifications are based on coursework or a combination of coursework and
experience and vary depending on GS grade level (see qualifications listed
on website:
http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/). Ability to work in inclement weather,
including cold, wet, hot, and windy conditions, is necessary. Overnight
backpacking and wilderness skills needed for hiking to some of the more
remote wilderness sites. Applicants must have a valid U.S. driver’s license.
Housing may be provided (charged as a payroll deduction).
Applicants for the Passerine Surveyor position should have a strong
knowledge of western birds and be able to identify species visually and
aurally (song AND call). Prior experience with point count, area search,
and/or nest search surveys is required. Applicants for the Great Gray Owl
Surveyors position must be able to work long nighttime hours.
Applicants for the Peregine Falcon Surveyor position must have prior
experience observing raptor behavior, including extensive use of binoculars
and spotting scope. To Apply: Applicants must apply between December 1-15,
2012 at the USA Jobs website (GS-04, GS-05, GS-06, and
GS-07 levels). Website: https://www.usajobs.gov/; In the “What:” field, Type
the keywords: “Yosemite Avian/Wildlife” or the job announcement
number: “YOSE 781575 CM13”. For more information, contact SARAH STOCK
(EM: sarah_stock AT nps.gov; PH: 209-379-1435).