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: Send cover letter including your dates of availability and vehicle type, résumé, and contact info for 3 references by email to Dr. Sarah Rockwell (email@example.com). 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.