Applicants must be physically cable of walking up to 8/miles a day, have excellent vision and hearing, and be able to work independently and collect high quality data, with or without reasonable accommodations. Typical work week is 3-4 days on/3-4 days off (40 hrs/week). Weekend work will be required. Housing will be provided in the Island Park/Mack's Inn area.
Technicians will use physical presence to deter pelicans from nesting outside of an established conservation area on Trude Island. Technicians will be responsible for collecting data on behavior and nesting of pelicans as well as other waterbirds using the island. Technicians will be responsible for safely navigating to the island by canoe, powerboat or other means.
Minimum Qualifications: Knowledge of at least one of the following: 1) Good knowledge of wildlife ecology and habitat requirements and Some knowledge of wildlife habitat including evaluation and management practices; OR 2) Good knowledge of biology, zoology, botany, conservation biology or closely related discipline
Preferred Qualifications: . Experience with bird identification and/or surveys. Experience with 4x4 trucks, trailers, ATV's, canoes, powerboats, snowshoes/skis.