Seasonal Avian Field Biologist
Rincon Consultants, Inc. - Ventura, CA

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Rincon Consultants, Inc. is seeking to hire highly motivated field biologists with avian expertise to assist with seasonal surveys for large and small projects in southern and central California. The primary duties for this position include conducting presence/absence, censes, and nesting bird surveys for general and sensitive avian species in terrestrial and near shore environments. Other duties may include nest monitoring, field identification and re-sighting of color banded individuals, and assisting with the preparation of technical reports conveying survey methodologies and results. The position requires patience and sharp observation skills using binoculars and possibly spotting scopes, and requires the ability to perform extensive fieldwork on potentially difficult terrain and during adverse weather conditions. Extended travel may be required occasionally. Submittals should include a list of relevant species specific experience and federal/state/other permits.

Experience and Skills:
Minimum B.S. in Environmental Science, Wildlife Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources, or another related field (candidates with the equivalent in knowledge and experience may also be considered)
Knowledge and experience identifying raptors, passerines, and shorebirds by sight and sound and familiarity with their general behavior and nesting patterns
Demonstrated experience or ability with southern and central California bird species conducting presence/absence and censes surveys, nest searching and monitoring experience, and behavioral observation
Interpretation of and navigation using topographic and aerial imagery maps
Highly motivated with excellent documentation skills, interpersonal skills, and communication skills and the ability to work independently or as part of a team
Detail oriented; resourceful; strong time management skills