Avian Technician Needed
Wildlife Conservation Society - Idaho Falls, ID

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The Wildlife Conservation Society, North America Program, is in need of a temporary full-time technician to collect observational data on ravens and raptors for a project being conducted on the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site west of Idaho Falls, ID. The position is based in Idaho Falls, and daily field work will be performed on the INL Site, which is approximately a 45 minute drive to the west. The primary task will be to drive alone to remote areas of the desert and conduct 10-minute surveys for ravens and raptors. Other duties may include performing surveys for raven/raptor nests and counting sage-grouse on leks. Start date is flexible, but could be as early as 1 April 2013. Pay is based on experience and ranges from $11-13/hour. Project will continue through the end of June 2013.

Qualification Applicants must be U.S. citizens that have experience or training in ecology, biology, rangeland science, wildlife, environmental science or related natural resources field. The successful applicant must be able to begin work each day well before daylight, work alone under highly variable weather conditions, operate a 4x4 truck and an ATV, have a valid driver's license, and enter data into a hand-held data logger and an excel worksheet. Preference will be given to candidates with experience identifying raptors. A valid driver's license and proof of insurance are required.

Close proximity of Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Craters of the Moon National Parks, as well as great public access to National Forests and BLM lands make for excellent nearby outdoor recreation opportunities.

Applicants should submit a resume and contact information for three references. Deadline for the receipt of applications is

uary 15, 2013. Questions regarding this position can be emailed to Quinn at qshurtliff@wcs.org. EOE M/F/V/D

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