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Wildlife Technicians - California

Allison Fuller, December 18, 2013


Wildlife technicians (up to 6 positions; pending available funding) are being sought to work on a seabird restoration and monitoring project for Common Murres (Uria aalge) and other seabirds along the central California coast. Two types of positions will be filled: Site Leader and Biotech. This project is conducted cooperatively by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex), Humboldt State University, and other public and private organizations. The purpose of the restoration project is to aid in restoring murre colonies that have suffered damage from oil spills, human disturbance, and other anthropogenic factors.

Successful applicants must be willing to work long hours, on weekends, and in inclement weather. Main job duties will include conducting population and productivity surveys on Common Murres, Brandt’s Cormorants and other species, documenting human and natural disturbances to seabirds, database entry, data analysis, and preparation of reports. Other duties may include counting seabirds from aerial photographs, conducting surveys of nesting seabirds from boat, or other tasks as assigned. Preference may be given to applicants with prior field experience with seabird or other wildlife monitoring techniques or census techniques. Additional evaluation may be based on the applicant’s knowledge and experience with computer use, databases, and report preparation. Applicants for Site Leader positions must demonstrate evidence of their ability to work independently and ability to provide leadership.

Requirements: 1) Bachelor’s degree in wildlife, biological sciences, or related discipline with an interest in wildlife biology, restoration, or behavior; 2) current driver’s license with good driving record; 3) ability to sufficiently move and lift equipment up to 40 lbs; and 4) ability to hike or bike to certain field sites.

Applicants must submit: 1) a signed cover letter; 2) résumé; and 3) names and phone numbers of two professional references. For further information, contact Allison Fuller at (510) 792 0222 ext. 225 or email at Applicants must indicate the position(s) they are applying for (Site Leader, Biotech, or both). No email applications will be accepted.

Duration: Approx. Late-March or Early-April to August 2014 Wages: Approx. $2940-$3640/month depending on experience and responsibilities Housing may be provided at field sites during the period of about mid-April to late July. Employer: Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation

Send to: Allison Fuller U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service San Francisco Bay NWR Complex 1 Marshlands Rd. Fremont, CA 94555 U.S.A.

Closing Date: Applications must be postmarked by 17 January 2014 to receive full consideration. Applications postmarked after this date may or may not be considered depending upon position availability.

*No email applications will be accepted.