Seasonal Avian Point Count Technician

Job Locations
US-MN-Roseville | US-MN
Type
Seasonal, Part-Time
Job Category
Science
ID
2022-4972
City
Roseville
State/Province
MN
Additional Location : State/Province
MN

Overview

The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.

 

Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.

 

Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Summary

Audubon Minnesota is seeking one or two seasonal point-count technician to assist in our long-term bottomland forest bird surveys for the Upper Mississippi River system. Working under the Conservation Manager, Point Count Technicians will assist in conducting point-count surveys on islands and areas along the Mississippi River during the spring/summer. Technicians will also assist in associated data entry and quality assurance, as well as data analysis.

 

This position starts May 23rd until July 1st (dates may vary due to river conditions). Some weekend and holiday work may be required. Housing is not provided. Applicants will be accepted until the position is filled.

Essential Functions

  • Navigate study points using GPS and other orienteering methods.
  • Collect detailed information on bird species locations, timing, and movements.
  • Record measurements on data sheets and/or field notebook computers.
  • Meticulously enter data into computer databases.
  • Collect, record, summarize, organize, and/or file data using various standardized data collection procedures and equipment.
  • Assist with facilitation of monitoring and logistics. This may include putting together survey equipment, assisting in transportation to and from survey sites (by boat and by car), etc.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Working to or currently have a bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Conservation, Natural sciences, or related field required.
  • Prior experience conducting biological surveys is preferred.
  • Familiarity with identifying Midwestern songbirds by sight and sound is preferred.
  • Familiarity with avian point count surveys is preferred.
  • Willingness and flexibility to work early morning hours, weekends, or holidays.
  • Deep attention to detail and data entry skills.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license and have access to a personal vehicle.
  • Boating experience desired but not required.
  • Ability to work for prolonged periods of time, with or without accommodation, under difficult field conditions such as rugged or muddy terrain, thick grass, forest undergrowth, high temps/humidity, and biting insects.
  • Ability to lift and carry weights up to 25 lbs., with or without accommodations.
  • Ability to bend, crouch, stoop, and reach with or without accommodations.

EEO Statement

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

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COVID Policy

All new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to their start of employment unless they are pre-qualified by HR for exemption.

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