[CT Birds] Stormwise Bird Survey Tech position with Audubon CT

Folsom-O'Keefe, Corrie cfolsom-okeefe at audubon.org
Tue Feb 23 09:52:07 EST 2016

Dear CT Birding Community,

Audubon Connecticut is seeking a Field Technician to conduct songbird surveys from April 25th - July 1st at 8 locations across the state.  The surveys are being conducted to assess the impact of road side management techniques (www.stormwise.info/index.htm) developed by the CT Agricultural Experiment Station and the University of CT on forest bird diversity and abundance.  The technician will be responsible for conducting bird survey transects, entering data into a spreadsheet, and summarizing the data. The technician will work roughly 30-35 hours per week and will be reimbursed for travel. Pay is $10-12/hr.  This project is funded by the United State Forest Service.

Essential Functions: 	
. The technician will survey birds along four transects per location.  Each location will be visited three times in the spring (April 25th - May 27th) and three times in the summer (May 30th - July 1st).  Surveys will take place just after sunrise; with travel to sites, the Field Technician should expect to start their day by 5am. 
. Enter data into spreadsheet and summarize observations with guidance for Audubon CT staff.  

 Qualifications and Experience: 
. Ability to recognize by sight and sound forest breeding songbirds and Neotropical migrants that pass through CT. Previous experience conducting bird surveys preferred. 
. Ability to work independently in the field and have strong data collection and organizational skills.
. Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and ability to locate transects using a GPS unit.
. Flexibility in schedule that accommodates various weather conditions and good communication skills are important.
. 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). 

Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe

IBA Program Coordinator
Audubon Connecticut
Cfolsom-okeefe at audubon.org

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