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Mexican Spotted Owl Field Technician Posted Jan 02
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies , Arizona and New Mexico
 
OVERVIEW

The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking to hire up to 12 Field Technicians for a Mexican Spotted Owl monitoring project across Arizona and New Mexico. Field Technicians will conduct nighttime surveys for Mexican Spotted Owls in National Forests. Applicants should be comfortable working at night in steep terrain, both on- and off-trail, with potentially dangerous wildlife (black bears, mountain lions, rattlesnakes). The fieldwork is very strenuous with long hikes and requires a lot of camping with some backpacking. Applicants should be prepared for the physical demands of conducting off-trail fieldwork in mountainous terrain. The season begins in early April and continues until mid-July. Work schedule will be 10 days on, 4 days off.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Ability to hike up to 12 miles a day while carrying up to 40 lbs
Attention to detail and ability to collect quality data
Good communication
Ability to travel and work with a partner for 10 day periods
Enthusiasm for spending 3.5 months in beautiful forests and canyons

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, or a related field
Driver’s license and 4WD experience
Backcountry experience (including backpacking, off trail navigation, basic survival skills, and grit)

HOW TO APPLY
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three references IN ONE DOCUMENT (.pdf or .doc) to wendy.lanier@birdconservancy.org. Name your application file accordingly: Lastname_MSO2019_technician. Application review will begin in January 7th and continue until the positions are filled.

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