• Avian Point Count Technician II

    Job Locations US-MO-West Alton
    Type
    Seasonal, Part-Time
    Job Category
    Science
    ID
    2018-3516
    City
    West Alton
    State/Province
    MO
  • Overview

    Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.  By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.  And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level.  What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country.  Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

     


     

    Position Summary

    The Audubon Center at Riverlands is seeking a temporary Avian Point Count Survey Technician to assist with avian monitoring on the Upper Mississippi River System.

    Essential Functions

    • Monitor Midwestern avian species presence in the field by both sight and sound using point-count survey techiques.
    • Assist with facilitation of monitoring logistics.
    • Data management and data entry tasks.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Conservation, Natural Sciences, or related field required
    • Experience with avian point counts
    • Identification of Midwestern birds by sight and sound desired
    • Attention to detail and accuracy when gathering data 
    • Strong organizational and communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to work early hours 
    • Ability to work outdoors in varying climates and conditions (heat, biting insects, wet terrain) 
    • Ability to work effectively with volunteers and/or interns to when performing point count surveys
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
    • Boating experience desired but not required
    • Must possess valid driver’s license

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