[CT Birds] Forest Bird Survey position with Audubon CT still available

Folsom-O'Keefe, Corrie cfolsom-okeefe at audubon.org
Fri Mar 27 11:38:47 EDT 2015

Dear CT Birding Community,

  Audubon CT is still looking for a field technician(s) to conduct standardized forest bird surveys (primarily in the Northwest Hills) this late spring/summer.  Field technicians would start May 4th and work until July 17th.  The technicians would work 35 hours per week and would be reimbursed for travel.  Pay is $12/hr and housing is available in Sharon, CT.  This project is funded by the United State Forest Service.

Essential Functions: 	
. Flag survey points and routes for volunteers assisting with the project. 
. The technicians will conduct point counts at 10-15 locations each.  Each location will be visited twice during the breeding season (May 20th - July 1st).   Surveys will take place just after sunrise; with travel to sites, the field technicians should expect to start their day by 5am. 
. The technicians will engage landowners who wish to come along during bird surveys and
. Enter data collected by field techs and volunteers into an excel spreadsheet.  

 Qualifications and Experience: 
. Field techs must be able to identify forest breeding birds of CT by sight and sound. Previous experience conducting point counts preferred. 
. Ability to work independently in the field. Field techs must be comfortable going off trail and able to locate survey points using a GPS unit and map. 
. Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and strong data collection and organizational skills.
. Flexibility in schedule, that accommodates various weather conditions, and good communication skills are important.
. Experience as an educator or in outreach and AcGIS skills are desired, but not essential.
. Must have valid driver's license and safe driving record and undergo criminal background check as per Audubon's policy; 

To apply, visit www.audubon.org, move your mouse over "About Us", then click on "careers".  Scroll down to Career Opportunities and click on "current opportunities". You can search by job category (science) or job location (CT). This position is listed as "Forest Bird Survey Technician".

Thank you!

Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe
Audubon Connecticut
Cfolsom-okeefe at audubon.org

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