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Biological Science Technician | Flagstaff, AZ | Closes 4/25/2018

Biological Science Technician

Agency: USGS
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Closes: 4/25/2018
Salary: $14.30 – $16.00/hour
JOB TYPE: Temporary/Seasonal

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Southwest Biological Science Center’s Terrestrial Dryland Ecology Group is seeking a biological science technician. This position will collect data in grassland and shrubland ecosystems across the Colorado Plateau, including measurements regarding soil conditions, plant traits, and community composition. Duties: * Collects biological, botanic, genetic, and soil data and/or samples from field locations in grassland and shrubland plant communities across the Colorado Plateau. * Performs laboratory analyses to determine specified chemical, biological, genetic, or physical characteristics. * Operates a government motor vehicle as an incidental driver. * Work may be physically challenging and includes walking, bending, climbing, and lifting of equipment up to 50lbs while in the field, sometimes during adverse conditions. Office work (e.g., data entry) requires the ability to sit for prolonged periods.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Desired skills: * Practical knowledge of the technical methods and procedures of biological sciences to organize and execute a variety of projects. * Knowledge of routine field data collection procedures in order to collect biological data. * Skill in the operation, maintenance, and servicing of a variety of biological recording and measuring instruments. * Knowledge of procedures and techniques utilized in biological and/or genetic laboratories for measuring the physical, chemical, and/or genetic parameters of organisms. * Must be able to travel and spend up to two weeks at a time in remote field locations that may not have facilities. * Experience using dichotomous keys to assist plant identification and knowledge of common plant species across the Colorado Plateau.

 

To apply: Please see application details on indeed.com: https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?t=biological+science+technician+gg+0404+0405&jk=d2620aa628f5b18c&_ga=2.74428501.633635849.1523554797-1149039373.1515697122

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Field Ecologist II | Tucson, AZ | Closes 5/2/2018

Field Ecologist II

Agency: National Ecological Observatory Network
Location: Tucson, AZ
Closes: 5/2/2018
JOB TYPE: Full time/Permanent

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Battelle and its affiliate, Battelle Ecology, Inc. manages and operates the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) project, which is solely funded by the National Science Foundation. A 30+ year project dedicated to understanding how changes in climate, land use and invasive species impact ecology. The Field Ecologist II is a biological sampling lead performing seasonal and periodic sampling activities and sample processing, and will be the technical lead for performing routine maintenance and inventory management on all terrestrial sampling equipment. The Field Ecologist II will provide guidance to temporary field crews while working in the field and laboratory. Instrumentation (tower) emphasis: • Test, troubleshoot and operate instruments, calibration equipment and test fixtures. • Inspect and maintain civil infrastructure including boom arms, sensor mounts, towers, boardwalks and instrument huts. • Assist the NEON Project Systems Engineering Product Team with instrument installation and testing (approximately the first 6 months). • Record activities, completed work and trouble tickets according to Field Operations protocol.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required: o Bachelor’s Degree in ecology, environmental sciences or related scientific discipline. o Three (3) or more years’ of related experience. Must have permanent authorization for US employment. Battelle Ecology, Inc. will not provide any kind of visa sponsorship. Employment is contingent on background screen, drug screen, motor vehicle records check and physical. Must possess a current and valid State issued driver’s license with insurable Department of Motor vehicle record (parking violations, minor driving offenses excluded) as determined by Battelle Ecology Inc.’s insurance provider. This position offers competitive total rewards including 401(k), health, vision and dental insurance, paid time off and the opportunity to work at an organization with a great mission. Battelle Ecology, Inc. provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, or disability. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle Ecology, Inc.

 

To apply: Go to: http://www.neonscience.org/

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Fall Raptor Migration Monitoring | Varied Locations | Closes 6/1/2018

Fall Raptor Migration Monitoring Crewmembers

Agency: HawkWatch International
Location: Washington, Oregon, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, and Wyoming
Closes: 6/1/2018
JOB TYPE: Temporary/Seasonal

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

We are seeking enthusiastic team players to staff HawkWatch International’s (HWI) network of HawkWatches in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Wyoming, New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona. Crewmember duties will include a combination of standardized daily counts of migrating diurnal raptors, delivering outreach and education to site visitors (both scheduled and impromptu), and assisting with capture and banding of migrating raptors at HWI sites where banding operations occur (WA, OR, NV, WY, and NM).

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants must have: good eyesight; be able to endure long hours in the field in highly variable weather; and have demonstrated birding and/or raptor-in-flight I.D. skills. They will also be able to pleasantly and professionally engage site visitors while representing HWI; be able to work well in a remote small team setting; and have excellent data-taking skills (detailed, accurate, and in accordance w/ protocols). Top applicants will possess previous raptor capture/handling and observation experience, currently hold or have previously held a banding sub-permit, and have extensive experience educating the public about raptors. Most of HawkWatch locations are in high-elevation remote areas and require camping; all crewmembers must supply their own camping gear and should have their own vehicle to access the sites (or trailheads near sites). Accommodations for days-off (one per week) or weather episodes are generally available in nearby local communities.

 

To apply: Send inquiries or application packet (a single file (preferably pdf) including cover letter, resume, and contact information for three current references) to Dave Oleyar, doleyar@hawkwatch.org; and Jesse Watson, jwatson@hawkwatch.org. Please include location preferences and dates available in your cover letter. Visit www.hawkwatch.org for project descriptions and past technical reports. Review begins 1 May and positions are open until filled.

 

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