Tag: Field Technician

Nest-Searching Technician Job Announcement

Klamath Bird Observatory (www.klamathbird.org) is seeking to fill a Field Technician position in our Oregon Vesper Sparrow demography research program. We are contributing to a range-wide study to understand the causes of decline in this imperiled subspecies. Primary duties will include nest-searching and color-band resighting in meadows of the western Cascades, possibly vegetation surveys, and occasional data entry or other office tasks based in Ashland, OR.

Primary duties will be nest-searching and monitoring, color-band resighting, and data entry. The Field Technician will also assist in supervising one Intern. Previous nest-searching experience is required, and additional experience in other field methods is preferred. Training in specific protocols will be provided. Ability to use your own vehicle (typically on paved or improved dirt roads; 4WD is not necessary) and willingness to camp for the duration of the field season with the other crew member are required. There may be an opportunity to extend this position through the end of July if you have experience in grass and forb identification.

Pay Rate: $16.10/hr.
Duration: ~April 24 – June 30, 2023 (exact dates TBD)
Primary Location: 40 min. east of Ashland, OR

To Apply

TO APPLY: Send cover letter including your dates of availability and vehicle type, résumé, and contact info for 3 references by email to Dr. Sarah Rockwell (smr@klamathbird.org). We will review applications on a rolling basis, starting at once and continuing until the position is filled.

Technicians must be willing and able to adhere to health and safety guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the duration of hire. Effective June 21, 2021, and until further notice, KBO will require that all Employees and Volunteer Interns be fully vaccinated for COVID‐19 and be able to provide proof of vaccination status.

2023 Full Job Description Field Tech Job Announcement

Samantha Webb

FIELD TECHNICIAN Sam joined KBO in January 2023 as part of the Point-Count program to assist in project support and conducting field surveys for KBO’s long-term avian monitoring project. In 2020 she graduated from Portland State University with a BS in Biology, where she focused on avian ecology and wildlife conservation. Sam first joined KBO in 2021 as part of a project working with Oregon Vesper sparrows and earned her NABC Bander certification through KBO’s banding program. Since then, Sam’s work has led her across the US as she spent 2022 working on conservation efforts for endangered Golden-cheeked warblers in central Texas, determining the nesting success of Nelson’s sparrows in coastal Maine, and conducting avian and marine life research on the Farallon Islands of California. Sam is excited to be part of the KBO team and to aid in their ongoing conservation efforts and avian monitoring projects.

KBO Position Announcements

Klamath Bird Observatory has announced several new position openings. We are currently recruiting for field technicians for the upcoming 2018 field season, citizen scientist volunteers for a new Short-eared Owl survey project, and a meeting facilitator to work with the Klamath Siskiyou Oak Network. Links to the position announcements on KBO’s website are below—where you with find details about the positions and instructions on how to apply.

On behalf of the Klamath Siskiyou Oak Network, KBO is seeking bids for a meeting facilitator to support strategic planning efforts—CLICK HERE to view this position announcement.

KBO is seeking to fill two Field Technician positions in our bird monitoring and research program at several riparian restoration sites along the Trinity, Salmon, and possibly Klamath rivers in northern California—CLICK HERE to view this position announcement.

KBO invites applications for four (4) Bird Banding Assistant Internship position openings—CLICK HERE to view this position announcement.

KBO seeks to fill a Field Technician position with primary responsibilities to manage our bird banding long-term monitoring project—CLICK HERE to view this position announcement.

KBO is seeking volunteers for a Short-eared Owl citizen science monitoring project—CLICK HERE to view this position announcement.


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